Sold for Gold; Or, Her Great Reward
Published on 1898 by
This Book was ranked 18 by Google Books for keyword gold.
The Power of Gold
By:"Peter L. Bernstein"
Published on 2004-03-29 by Wiley
In this exciting new book, Peter L. Bernstein, who chronicled the evolution of risk in his recent bestseller, Against the Gods, tells the story of history's most coveted, celebrated, and inglorious asset: gold. From the ancient fascinations of Moses and Midas through the modern convulsions caused by the gold standard and its aftermath, gold has led many of its most eager and proud possessors to a bad end. Gold had them, rather than the other way around. And while the same cycle of obsession and desperation may reverberate in today's fast-moving, electronically-driven stock markets, the role of gold in shaping human history is the striking feature of this tumultuous tale. Such is the power of gold. This fascinating account begins with the magical, religious, and artistic qualities of gold and progresses to the invention of coinage, the transformation of gold into money, and the gold standard. The more important gold becomes as money, the more loudly it speaks of power--even more loudly than when it served as an entry to Heaven or a symbol of omnipotence. Ultimately, the book confronts the future of gold in a world where it appears to have been relegated to the periphery of global finance. From the Bible to the Gold Rush era to modern day Fort Knox and beyond, unforgettable characters stride through these pages. Contemplate gold from the diverse perspectives of monarchs and moneyers, potentates and politicians, men of legendary wealth and others of more plebeian beginnings; from Asia Minor's King Croesus to Rome's noted speculator Crassus, to Byzantine emperors and humble miners, Venice's Marco Polo and Spain's Francisco Pizarro, to Charlemagne and Charles de Gaulle, Richard I and Richard Nixon, Isaac Newton and Winston Churchill, Britain's economists David Ricardo and John Maynard Keynes, and Christopher Columbus and the Forty-Niners. Perhaps most remarkable are the frantic speculators who pushed gold to $850.00 an ounce in 1980 just as their counterparts twenty years later drove Internet stocks to exorbitant heights. Whether it is Egyptian pharaohs with depraved tastes, the luxury-mad survivors of the Black Death, the Chinese inventor of paper money, the pirates on the Spanish Main, or the hardnosed believers in the international gold standard like the United States' President Herbert Hoover, gold has been the supreme possession. It has been an icon for greed and an emblem of rectitude, as well as a vehicle for vanity and a badge of power that has shaped the destiny of humanity through the ages. As Bernstein muses, \
This Book was ranked 11 by Google Books for keyword gold.
The Encyclopedia of Money
Published on 2009 by ABC-CLIO
Presents more than three hundred alphabetically-arranged entries covering all aspects of money and finance.
This Book was ranked 35 by Google Books for keyword money.
Cash for Your Trash
By:"Carl A. Zimring"
Published on 2009 by Rutgers University Press
Over the past two decades, concern about the environment has brought with it a tremendous increase in recycling in the United States and around the world. For many, it has become not only a civic, but also a moral obligation. Long before our growing levels of waste became an environmental concern, however, recycling was a part of everyday life for many Americans, and for a variety of reasons. From rural peddlers who traded kitchen goods for scrap metal to urban children who gathered rags in exchange for coal, individuals have been finding ways to reuse discarded materials for hundreds of years. In Cash for Your Trash, Carl A. Zimring provides a fascinating history of scrap recycling, from colonial times to the present. Moving beyond the environmental developments that have shaped modern recycling enterprises, Zimring offers a unique cultural and economic portrait of the private businesses that made large-scale recycling possible. Because it was particularly common for immigrants to own or operate a scrap business in the nineteenth century, the history of the industry reveals much about ethnic relationships and inequalities in American cities. Readers are introduced to the scrapworkers, brokers, and entrepreneurs who, like the materials they handled, were often marginalized. Integrating findings from archival, industrial, and demographic records, Cash for Your Trash demonstrates that over the years recycling has served purposes far beyond environmental protection. Its history and evolution reveals notions of Americanism, the immigrant experience, and the development of small business in this country.
This Book was ranked 8 by Google Books for keyword cash.
A Car, Some Cash and a Place to Crash
Published on 2003-04-19 by Rodale
Provides young adults advice on living in the real world, covering such topics as job hunting, finding an apartment, living with a roommate, buying a car, and using credit wisely.
This Book was ranked 17 by Google Books for keyword cash.
Published on 2004 by A&C Black
Is regarded as the most important response to the philosophies of desire, as expounded by thinkers such as de Sade, Nietzsche, Bataille, Foucault and Deleuze and Guattari. It is a major work not only of philosophy, but of sexual politics, semiotics and literary theory, that signals the passage to postmodern philosophy.
This Book was ranked 27 by Google Books for keyword economy.
The Experience Economy
By:"B. Joseph Pine","James H. Gilmore"
Published on 2011 by Harvard Business Press
In 1999, Joseph Pine and James Gilmore offered this idea to readers as a new way to think about connecting with customers and securing their loyalty. As a result, their book The Experience Economy is now a classic, embraced by readers and companies worldwide and read in more than a dozen languages. And though the world has changed in many ways since then, the way to a customer's heart has not. In fact, the idea of staging experiences to leave a memorable—and lucrative—impression is now more relevant than ever. With an ongoing torrent of brands attacking consumers from all sides, how do you make yours stand out? Welcome to the new Experience Economy. With this fully updated edition of the book, Pine and Gilmore make an even stronger case that experience is the missing link between a company and its potential audience. It offers new rich examples—including the U.S. Army, Heineken Experience, Autostadt, Vinopolis, American Girl Place, and others—to show fresh approaches to scripting and staging compelling experiences, while staying true to the very real economic conditions of the day.
This Book was ranked 4 by Google Books for keyword economy.
Dictionary of Accounting
By:"Ralph W. Estes"
Published on 1985-01-01 by MIT Press
Defines over thirteen hundred terms related to finance, management, taxation, auditing, information systems, financial analysis, and statistical methods
This Book was ranked 23 by Google Books for keyword accounting.
By:"Dayle Campbell Gaetz"
Published on 2004-04-01 by Orca Book Publishers
Rusty, Katie and Sheila are sent out of town with Rusty's grandparents to keep them out of trouble. This time the trio is in historic Barkerville, a gold rush town with a secret. After witnessing what they take to be a ghost in the night, the three friends find themselves involved in a mystery from the past that seems to have a few other people interested as well. New information has come to light about a fortune in missing gold, a centuries-old curse and a missing miner. While the three budding detectives try and figure out which of the aging prospectors they keep running into is actually a ghost, they find they are in a race against time to recover the gold and return it to its rightful owners to avert a tragedy. Will they find the gold in time? Or will they suffer the fate of Three Finger Evans, the missing miner?
This Book was ranked 29 by Google Books for keyword gold.
Accounting Database Design
Published on 2010-10-19 by Authored by Derek Liew
Learn the powerful knowledge of using queries (sql) to generate conventional profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow or even bank reconciliation on the fly. There are no other technical books that provide the equilibrium knowledge of both accounting and sql programming needed in developing an in house customized business or accounting application. The chapters in the book are concise and practical. You will discover realistic tables required in a relational database structure, that stores important transactional information for your payables, receivables, assets, banking and journals. You will learn normalization concepts to building accounting tables, and identifying redundant fields in third phase of the normalization process.
This Book was ranked 25 by Google Books for keyword accounting.