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2013.2.26 NEW ARRIVALS

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The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change

AUTHOR : Al Gore

PUBLISHER : Random House

PRICE : $22.5

GENRE : Politics & Social Sciences

From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything-a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.

Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded horizon and offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast in the visionary tradition of Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” and John Naisbitt’s “Megatrends.”

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On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes

AUTHOR : Alexandra Horowitz

PUBLISHER : Scribner

PRICE : $7.99

GENRE : Nature & Ecology

From the author of the #1 New York Times giant bestseller “Inside of a Dog” comes an equally smart, delightful, and startling exploration of how we perceive our surroundings.

You are missing most of what is happening around you right now. You are missing what is happening in the distance and right in front of you. In reading these words, you are ignoring an unthinkably large amount of information that continues to bombard all of your senses. The hum of the fluorescent lights; the ambient noise in the room; the feeling of the chair against your legs or back; your tongue touching the roof of your mouth; the tension you are holding in your shoulders or jaw; the constant hum of traffic or a distant lawnmower; the blurred view of your own shoulders and torso in your peripheral vision; a chirp of a bug or whine of a kitchen appliance.

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Exposure: Inside the

Olympus Scandal: How I Went from CEO to

Whistleblower

AUTHOR : Michael Woodford

PUBLISHER : Portfolio Hardcover

PRICE : $27.95

GENRE : Non-fiction

“It was no comfort to know that I was making history, for the forced removal of a company president is almost unheard of in Japan. I rose quietly, left the room, and holding my head high, walked back to my office. My main goal was to escape as quickly as possible. The board had seemed scared-why else would they have acted the way they did. But just what were they scared of?” When Michael Woodford was made president of Olympus-the company to which he had dedicated 30 years of his career-he became the first Westerner ever to climb the ranks of one of Japan’s corporate giants. Some wondered at the appointment-how could a gaijin who didn’t even speak Japanese understand how to run a Japanese company? But within months Woodford had gained the confidence of most of his colleagues and shareholders. Unfortunately, soon after, his dream job turned into a nightmare.
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