Monday, November 21, 2016

Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

Scott Eblin
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Leverage mindful awareness and intention to achieve better outcomes

Overworked and Overwhelmed is a handbook for more mindful work and living that offers:
• "Must know" mindfulness basics that today's professional needs to thrive in a 24/7 world.
• Inspiring examples of mindfulness in action from dozens of leaders ranging from a U.S. Coast Guard Commandant to the CEO of Hilton Worldwide.
• A self assessment for readers to understand how they perform at their best.
Simple routines to reduce stress and sustain peak performance.
• A personal planning framework for creating the outcomes that matter most at home, at work and in the community.

Even small increases in mindfulness can lead to big changes in productivity and quality of life for the overworked and overwhelmed professional.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

如何消除緊張 (Learn to Relax)

華克 (Eugene Walker)
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本書針對各種引起焦慮的原因,利用心理學的技巧,教你如何做鬆弛運動,泰然自若的面對生活壓力。

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Trump Phenomenon and the Future of US Foreign Policy

Daniel Quinn Mills and Steven Rosefielde
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Donald Trump has called for a turnaround in the foreign policy of the United States (US). A key reason is that US foreign engagements have in recent decades proved of little benefit to the US middle and working classes.

Trump's opponents have challenged him to prove that he can offer a better alternative to the foreign policy which has been pursued by the US since the Second World War.

This volume shows that a sane US foreign policy that adjusts US postwar trajectory can be accomplished if leaders have the courage and integrity to do so. The principles and many details of an alternative policy based on democratic nationalism are described in this book. Democratic nationalism presumes that the US is a large family in which the needs of members of the family have a certain legitimate priority over those of people abroad.

While Donald Trump has raised the level of discussion of these ideas in US public life, he does not have a monopoly on them. The shifts in the US foreign policy which are envisioned in this book can be made by any president and any political party. The shifts and the considerations which motivate them are deserving of careful attention by any US chief executive. This is not a Republican agenda, nor a Democratic one. We believe that it is a US agenda.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

三角梅栽培與鑑賞

周群 編
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香港城市大學校長郭位教授11月7日在一典禮上揭曉簕杜鵑獲選為「城花」。請按此了解詳情。

簕杜鵑是葉子花屬(學名: Bougainvillea glabra)植物的統稱,又名九重葛、三角梅、三角花、葉子花、葉子梅、毛寶巾、紙花、南美紫茉莉、賀春花等 。本書是編者近10年來致力於三角梅(簕杜鵑) 的引種、栽培和園林應用推廣的研究成果的總結。全書闡述了三角梅
(簕杜鵑)的來源、品種分類、形態特徵、生態習性、繁殖方法、花期調控、新品種培育、病蟲害防治、園林應用及欣賞等,對觀賞性強的50餘個品種做了特徵描述,配以各類彩照200餘幅。

(摘錄自三民網路書店)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel

Madeleine Thien
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Finalist for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, this is an extraordinary novel set in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989--the breakout book from a bestselling, Amazon.ca First Novel Award winner.

Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution in the mid-twentieth century; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square in 1989, in one of the most important political moments of the past century. With exquisite writing sharpened by a surprising vein of wit and sly humour, Thien has crafted unforgettable characters who are by turns flinty and headstrong, dreamy and tender, foolish and wise ...

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郵歷香江

何明新,吳貴龍 編著
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從方寸間看這座城逾百年的變遷
在郵品間窺看及感受那些年的人和事

1841年香港開埠,香港郵政服務亦於同年開展,見證香港一百七十多年的社會變遷。

本書以珍貴郵品為引,帶領讀者走進香港開埠至今值得細味的歷史場景,從四百多張紀念郵票、舊信件、郵戳、老相片、地圖等,感受相關的歷史事件、地貌與民間生活,更介紹香港郵政發展小史、郵局和郵筒的更替。

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