Designed by Reiner Knizia, Ingenious is the popular board game in which two to four players place colored tiles on a hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents tile placement, and protecting themselves from being blocked. Its simple rules, quick playing time, and clever gameplay combine to form a subtly strategic and hopelessly addictive game.With punchboard tiles, stands that are built into the board, and other component changes, this mass market edition offers the Ingenious experience at a lower price point.
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Politicians from all sides compete to convince us they can fix our immigration ´´problem”, but all the solutions on offer look remarkably similar. Apparently, if we want less inequality at home, we need less immigration from abroad. But what if this assumption is wrong? What if the drive to restrict migration isn’t reducing poverty here, but creating a migration system that is actually exacerbating local inequality? In The Huddled Masses, migration researcher Katy Long shows why we need to rethink the relationship between immigration and inequality, and avoid pursuing policies that pit poor immigrants against poor workers at the expense of both groups. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Long offers an incisive analysis of our migration system that shows how our efforts to restrict immigration are actually widening the gap between wealthy corporation and ordinary citizens. She exposes how companies like G4S and Serco profit from a billion-dollar migration industry while locking their own workers into a low-wage, low-skill economy; how stringent minimum income requirements mean half of Britons no longer have the right to marry a foreigner and bring their spouse to live with them in the UK; and how the UK Government - despite being a vocal opponent of EU freedom of movement - has repeatedly refused to assist the EU in efforts to crack down on the exploitation of cheap ´´posted” migrant labour, citing the need to protect British ´´competitiveness”. The Huddled Masses assesses the real contribution that migrants make to the economy, exploding the myth that migrants ´´take our jobs”. The data presented makes clear that immigration plays a critical role in sustaining the social institutions that offer citizens real protection against widening social and economic inequality. The migration debate is usually presented as a national problem: but as Long makes clear, we need to recognize migration is also a class issue. And this isn’t j... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Stern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025954/bk_adbl_025954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow´s headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome´s greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political wisdom, from the importance of promising everything to everybody and reminding voters about the sexual scandals of your opponents to being a chameleon, putting on a good show for the masses, and constantly surrounding yourself with rabid supporters. Presented here in a lively and colorful new translation, this unashamedly pragmatic primer on the humble art of personal politicking is dead-on (Cicero won) - and as relevant today as when it was written. A little-known classic in the spirit of Machiavelli´s Prince, How to Win an Election is required reading for politicians and everyone who enjoys watching them try to manipulate their way into office. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004996/bk_adbl_004996_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this election caper from a leading political operative and commentator, a cynical campaign manager finds his family skeletons coming out of the closet on the eve of the convention. New Orleans, July 2016: It´s hot and sticky, and JD Callahan is fighting the campaign of his life. His candidate, the sitting vice president, is neck and neck with an anti-immigrant right-wing populist as the Republicans head into their first brokered convention in decades. Callahan, a New Orleans native without much affection for his hometown, is frantically trying to coordinate the convention and round up delegates when his estranged brother shows up, asks for an inconvenient favor, and threatens to reveal embarrassing family secrets if JD says no. Soon after, a series of bombs sets off a mass panic and tilts the convention toward the vice president´s law-and-order opponent. As JD scrambles to contain the damage, he finds himself contending with a sexy, gun-toting local gossip columnist, an FBI agent convinced that JD is cynical enough to set the bombs himself, and a host of family secrets. The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear is a hilarious, sharply entertaining whodunit and a knowing satire of our political culture - the perfect summer listen for everyone who says he´s sick to death of the 2016 campaign but can´t stop reading and listening about it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004652/bk_rand_004652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A consistently exciting and never predictable series.´´ (Associated Press) When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman´s body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D´Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D´Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. ´´I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch,´´ Pendergast tells D´Agosta, ´´because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History.´´ But neither Pendergast nor D´Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered...and decapitated. Worse still, there´s something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer. As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D´Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It´ll take all of Pendergast´s skill to unmask this most dangerous foe - let alone survive to tell the tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rene Auberjonois. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003626/bk_hach_003626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you aspire to lead, whether in business or your community, this book is just what you need. Leadership authority Donald T. Phillips offers a uniquely inspiring approach. He presents real-life scenarios from the American Revolution to illustrate how to overcome the toughest odds and achieve success. As you learn the strategies that worked for our founding fathers, you will share in the very principles that founded America. When the colonists´ situation under British tyranny became desperate, dynamic leaders arose from the masses. Washington, Paine, Franklin, and other men of integrity banded together to manifest a shared vision. They forged a team of patriots who withstood impossible conditions and overcame an opponent who seemed invincible. As a leadership consultant, lecturer, and best-selling author, Donald T. Phillips has inspired many to greatness. His leadership series also includes Lincoln on Leadership. Veteran narrator Nelson Runger delivers his insightful lessons in a clear voice, full of conviction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000601/bk_reco_000601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Were raising state-of-the-art facilities in close proximity to cozy residential neighborhoods, fantastic ethnic cuisine, and convenient mass transit. This renovation is going to bring high-end jobs, as well as highly skilled workers, and its going to improve our quality of life in this city.Elizabeth MillsSecond Thoughts is the second Data Pack in the Spin Cycle for Android: Netrunner The Card Game. The time has come for both corps and runners to take a second look at how they want to wage their burgeoning cyberwars. Are the flash and the sparkle of the newest encryption and decryption technologies luring corps and runners away from basic efficiencies? Are basic efficiencies too blunt to counter their opponents increasingly nuanced strategies?The time has come to explore new angles, inventive new uses for programs, and the importance of public perception. Its time for runners to become more creative and less obvious with their program design. Its time for the corps to run a two-pronged assault on the whole runner culture, employing lethal new ice and Black Ops teams, even as they bolster their public images with new PR campaigns. Control the message. Control the game. If you cant shatter your opponents economy, perhaps you can change the nature of the contest. Its time for Second Thoughts.
The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution, and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions? This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes. From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky; from the byzantine squabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire; from the revolutionary railroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram; from grand sweep to forgotten detail. Historians have debated the revolution for 100 years, its portents and possibilities: the mass of literature can be daunting. But here is a book for those new to the events, told not only in their historical import but in all their passion and drama and strangeness. Because as well as a political event of profound and ongoing consequence, Mieville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029800/bk_adbl_029800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world´s number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world´s fourth-highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore´s charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes, as well as previously unpublished government papers and official records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city-state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time. Lee explains how he and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling state´s security and began the arduous process of nation building: forging basic infrastructural roads through a land that still consisted primarily of swamps, creating an army from a hitherto racially and ideologically divided population, stamping out the last vestiges of colonial-era corruption, providing mass public housing, and establishing a national airline and airport. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always ´´to be correct, not politically correct.´´ Nothing in Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for the greening of the country, restoring the romance of the historic Raffles Hotel, or openly, unabashedly persuading young men to marry women as well educated as themselves. Today´s safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee´s unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: ´´If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one.´´ Though Lee´s domestic canvas in Singapore was small, his vigor and talent assured him a larger place in world affairs. With inimitable style, he brings history to life with cogent analyses of some of the greatest strategic issues of recent times and reveals how, over the years, he navigated the shifting tides of relations among America, China, and Taiwan, acting as confidant, sounding board, and messenger for them. He also includes candid, sometimes acerbic pen portraits of his political peers, including the indomitable Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the poetry-spouting Jiang Zemin, and ideologues George Bush and Deng Xiaoping. Lee also lifts the veil on his family life and writes tenderly of his wife and stalwart partner, Kwa Geok Choo, and of their pride in their three children -- particularly the eldest son, Hsien Loong, who is now Singapore´s deputy prime minister. For more than three decades, Lee Kuan Yew has been praised and vilified in equal measure, and he has established himself as a force impossible to ignore in Asian and international politics. From Third World to First offers readers a compelling glimpse into this visionary´s heart, soul, and mind.