VOYAGE TO THE EASTERN PART OF TERRA FIRMA , IN SOUTH AMERICA . CHAPTER I. Learning and enterprising spirit of Columbns . - Intrepidity of the conquer- ors of America . - Discovery of Terra Firma by Columbus .
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," Armstrong intended to say, but he forgot to include the "a." No matter, let us insert it for this courageous pioneer who took 196 MYSTERIES OF TERRA F1RMA.
Author: James Powell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In Mysteries of Terra Firma, James Lawrence Powell tells an engrossing three-part tale of how we came to understand the ground on which we walk, and how that ground holds the key to the greatest secrets of deep space and time. Naming his profound stories Time, Drift, and Chance, he tells of the three twentieth-century revolutions in thought that created the amazing science of Earth -- and of all planets to the edge of the universe. The riddle that drove the first revolution is obvious and yet in 1904 remained impenetrable: how old is Earth? An encounter between the imperious Lord Kelvin and a New Zealand farm-boy-turned-physicist, Ernest Rutherford, set the stage for the solution and launched a golden century of geology. As a result, scientists learned that if the 4.5 billion years of geologic time were compressed into a single twenty-four-hour period, Homo sapiens would have arrived only in the last second. The geological Revolution of Time reveals how long the ground on which we walk has existed, and how briefly we have trod that ground. In the early twentieth century, German meteorologist and polar explorer Alfred Wegener proposed a counterintuitive, heretical theory: that terra firma is not so firm; instead of being fixed in place, continents drift. In 1926, petroleum geologists convened in New York City to discuss Wegener's radical idea, where it was met with outrage and skepticism: "If we are to believe Wegener's hypothesis we must forget everything which has been learned in the last seventy years and start all over again," one attendee said. Forty years later, a new generation did exactly that. The Revolution of Drift, the second part of Powell's narrative, showed us how the ground on which we walk moves. Throughout geologic time, meteorites have incessantly bombarded everything in the solar system. Far from serene and predictable, the planets are ruled by random violence on an unimaginable scale. Once a mountain-sized meteorite flew through space, struck the Earth, killed the dinosaurs and two-thirds of all species, and spared the small hamster-sized creature that happened to be our ancestor. The chance of that happening again is essentially zero. So, the final revolution in Powell's history of a golden century of geology is the Revolution of Chance. Simply put, this revolution in thought has transformed our understanding of how lucky we really are. If we can learn so much from considering no more than the rocks beneath our feet, what will we learn when we begin walking on other planets? Mysteries of Terra Firma is both charming in its storytelling and staggering in its implications. Discovering the ground on which we stand is a fascinating journey into our past -- and our future.
Terra Firma is structured as an Scorporation,a legal ownership form forsmall businesses witha small numberof shareholders thatis exempt from ... TerraFirma earns approximately 40percent of its revenuesfrom its 1,400 CSA memberships.
Author: Robert P. King
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Business & Economics
In an increasingly commercialized world, the demand for better quality, healthier food has given rise to one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. food system: locally grown food. Many believe that "relocalization" of the food system will provide a range of public benefits, including lower carbon emissions, increased local economic activity, and closer connections between consumers, farmers, and communities. The structure of local food supply chains, however, may not always be capable of generating these perceived benefits. Growing Local reports the findings from a coordinated series of case studies designed to develop a deeper, more nuanced understanding of how local food products reach consumers and how local food supply chains compare with mainstream supermarket supply chains. To better understand how local food reaches the point of sale, Growing Local uses case study methods to rigorously compare local and mainstream supply chains for five products in five metropolitan areas along multiple social, economic, and environmental dimensions, highlighting areas of growth and potential barriers. Growing Local provides a foundation for a better understanding of the characteristics of local food production and emphasizes the realities of operating local food supply chains.
Which of these strategies Terra Firma actually had in mind for EMI when it purchased the company in August 2007 was never entirely clear. However, almost from the moment Terra Firma took control of EMI things began to go wrong.
Author: Andrew Leyshon
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Political Science
The impact of digital technology on the musical economy has been profound. From its production, reproduction, distribution, and consumption, the advent of MP3 and the use of the Internet as a medium of distribution has brought about a significant transformation in the way that music is made, how it is purchased and listened to, and, significantly, how the musical economy itself is able to reproduce itself. In the late 1990s the obscure practice of 'ripping' tracks from CDs through the use of compression programmes was transformed from the illegal hobby of a few thousand computer specialists to a practice available to millions of people worldwide through the development of peer-to-peer computer networks. This continues to have important implications for the viability of the musical economy. At the same time, the production of music has become more accessible and the role of key gatekeepers in the industry—such as record companies and recording studios— has been undermined, whilst the increased accessibility of music at reduced cost via the Internet has revalorised live performance, and now generates revenues higher than recorded music. The early 21st century has provided an extraordinary case study of an industry in flux, and one that throws light on the relationship between culture and economy, between passion and calculation. This book provides a theoretically grounded account of the implications of digital technology on the musical economy, and develops the concept of the musical network to understand the transformation of this economy over space and through time.
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Author: Daniel Donnelly
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Each logo element in 999 Logo Design Elements is a distinct and standalone piece that offers designers the capability to develop hundreds of thousands of logo variations on themes. The elements include banners, arrows, ovals, swooshes, geometric shapes, and hundreds of creative parts that can be pulled together to create original logo designs. Featured throughout the book are examples of logos and identities built with elements from the book.also includes links to all of the resources included in the book for easy access to books, tutorials, and websites focused on logo design. Graphic editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop(R) and Illustrator(R), are required.
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Author: Ross Guberman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers.
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Author: Katarzyna Nowak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
Nearly half the world's primate species use flooded habitats at one time or another, from swamp-going Congo gorillas and mangrove-eating proboscis monkeys, to uacaris in Amazonian riverside forests. This first-ever volume on the subject brings together experts from around the world in a ground breaking volume spanning fossil history, current biology and future research and conservation priorities. Flooded habitats are a vital part of tropical biology, both for the diversity of the species they house, and the complexity of their ecological interactions, but are often completely overlooked. This book will set the stage for a new wave of research on primates in these extraordinarily productive and highly threatened areas, and is ideal for researchers and graduate students in primatology, zoology, ecology, and conservation.
Together, Andrew, Justin and I presented a new image for Terra Firma. As I travelled around the world meeting hundreds of investors, I apologised for the long-drawn-out drama of EMI, pledged not to repeat the three mistakes we had made ...
Author: Guy Hands
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
An inside account of the multi-billion pound world of private equity and a masterclass on the art of deal-making. The Dealmaker is a frank and honest account of how a severely dyslexic child who struggled at school went on to graduate from Oxford and become a serial entrepreneur. It describes Guy Hand's career in private equity, first at Nomura and then as head of his own company, Terra Firma. It looks in detail at the huge deals that Terra Firma has done over the years, involving everything from cinema chains and pubs to waste management, aircraft leasing and green energy. And it offers a brutally honest appraisal of the deal that almost bankrupted him - the acquisition of multinational music recording and publishing company EMI in 2007, just as a global financial crash loomed on the horizon. Above all, he gives the reader a real sense of what it's like inside the secretive world of private equity, describing in frank detail the pressures and rewards involved. Insightful and page-turning, The Dealmaker will prove inspirational and essential reading for all those who want to understand how huge business negotiations are done, and what makes one of private equity's biggest players tick.
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However, when Terra Firma came on the scene, it was proposing a different strategy and one that was quite radical for a record company. Unfortunately for Terra Firma and Guy Hands – its chief executive – the acquisition of EMI was ...
Author: Richard Lynch
Category: Business & Economics
The 9th edition of Strategic Management offers comprehensive coverage of all the core areas of business strategy with a strong global perspective. Key features: Balanced coverage of prescriptive and emergent models of strategic management. Application of strategic theory to new areas including technology and innovation strategy, sustainability and green strategy, entrepreneurial strategy and public sector strategy. Major revisions to chapters on Strategic Purpose, Knowledge and Networks, Theories of Entrepreneurship and International and Global Strategy in line with key developments. 20 brand new cases and updated case material throughout exploring the shifting economic fortunes of companies around the world, the rise of developing nations and rapid changes in communications and technology including the impact of the Corona virus. Range of tools within the book and online to support your learning including key strategic principles, strategic project ideas, critical reflections, questions and further reading. Richard Lynch is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management at Middlesex University, London.
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