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First Published: Sun, Nov 23 2008. 09 22 PM IST

Updated: Sun, Nov 23 2008. 09 22 PM IST
A global perspective on climate change
Most of the natural systems that humans rely on for survival are in jeopardy. The earth’s resources are irrefutably finite. Author Walter K. Dodds presents a worldwide perspective on global warming, including fascinating statistics about human resource use and its implications for the future.
He examines the most potentially threatening effects of human behaviour. To shed some new light, he offers solution-oriented insights from game theory. GetAbstract recommends this guide to global warming issues.
Humanity’s Footprint: Momentum, Impact, and our Global Environment
Walter K. Dodds
Columbia University Press, 2008, 288 pages
List Price: $29.50
ISBN-13: 9780231139670
Making the connection
Everyone knows that making a good first impression is important. Former fashion photographer Nicholas Boothman explains why in this fascinating look at how people make connections. Like most people, you probably establish an immediate rapport with certain individuals and have little in common with others.
Though some people are naturals, for most, becoming a skilled conversationalist takes a lot of practice. GetAbstract believes that almost everyone will find useful information and advice in Boothman’s book.
How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds—or Less!
Nicholas Boothman
Workman Publishing, 2008,
203 pages
List Price:: $11.95
ISBN-13: 9780761149460
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First Published: Sun, Nov 23 2008. 09 22 PM IST