Switch Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings


  • Author : Chip Heath
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2010-02-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307590169

Switch Book Description :

Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: • The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients • The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping • The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

The Switch Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Switch

  • Author : Beth O'Leary
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250295675

The Switch Book Description :

A grandmother and granddaughter swap lives in The Switch, a charming, romantic novel by Beth O’Leary, who has been hailed as “the new Jojo Moyes” (Cosmopolitan UK)... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some long-overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen. So they decide to try a two-month swap. Eileen will live in London and look for love. She’ll take Leena’s flat, and learn all about casual dating, swiping right, and city neighbors. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire: Eileen’s sweet cottage and garden, her idyllic, quiet village, and her little neighborhood projects. But stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected. Will swapping lives help Eileen and Leena find themselves...and maybe even find true love? In Beth O'Leary's The Switch, it's never too late to change everything....or to find yourself.

Switch Book


  • Author : Carol Guess
  • Publisher : CALYX Books
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 0934971609

Switch Book Description :

Switch explores the strange nature of passion and unravels the "normalcy" of a midwestern landscape.

Switch Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Ingrid Law
  • Publisher : Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803738621

Switch Book Description :

"Companion to the Newbery Honor winner Savvy"--Jacket.

Sophomore Switch Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

Sophomore Switch

  • Author : Abby McDonald
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763639365

Sophomore Switch Book Description :

Tasha and Emily each have their reasons for wanting a semester abroad, and they will have to depend on on each other for tips on fitting in, finding love, and figuring out who they really are.

Double Switch Book

Double Switch

  • Author : Diana Noonan
  • Publisher : Learning Media Ltd
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Children's stories, New Zealand
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0478230931

Double Switch Book Description :

Jordan Blake worked hard at not looking like a spy, but his thin pointy nose and the coat and hat his mother made him wear didn't help. Suggested level: primary.

Power Switch Book

Power Switch

  • Author : G. Bruce Doern
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0802085369

Power Switch Book Description :

In the energy sector of Canadian economic and political life, power has a double meaning. It is quintessentially about the generation of power and physical energy. However, it is also about political power, the energy of the economy, and thus the overall governance of Canada. Power Switch offers a critical examination of the changing nature of energy regulatory governance, with a particular focus on Canada in the larger contexts of the George W. Bush administration's aggressive energy policies and within North American energy markets. Focusing on the key institutions and complex regimes of regulation, Bruce Doern and Monica Gattinger look at specific regulatory bodies such as the National Energy Board, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, and the Ontario Energy Board. They also examine the complex systems of rule making that develop as traditional energy regulation interacts and often collides with environmental and climate change regulation, such as the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Power Switch is one of the first accounts in many years of Canada's overall energy regulatory system.

Switch Reference and Universal Grammar Book

Switch Reference and Universal Grammar

  • Author : John Haiman
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 1983-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027280268

Switch Reference and Universal Grammar Book Description :

Canonical switch-reference is an inflectional category of the verb, which indicates whether or not its subject is identical with the subject of some other verb. Switch-reference may be analyzed from a structural or a functional point of view. Functionally, switch-reference is a device for referential tracking. Formally, switch-reference is almost always a verbal category, similar to the familiar category of verbal concord. In most languages switch-reference marking is indicated by a verbal affix, however in some languages it may be marked by an independent morpheme. The contributions to this volume are concerned with questions of form, function, and genesis of canonical switch-reference systems.

A Genetic Switch Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Genetic Switch

  • Author : Mark Ptashne
  • Publisher : CSHL Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 0879697164

A Genetic Switch Book Description :

This updated third edition focuses once again solely on phage, incorporating the most recent insights into gene expression in prokaryotes while retaining all the qualities of the original edition.

Switch Reference and Discourse Representation Book

Switch Reference and Discourse Representation

  • Author : Lesley Stirling
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-03-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 0521402298

Switch Reference and Discourse Representation Book Description :

This book argues that types of anaphoric linkage across clause boundaries cannot be adequately accounted for by Binding Theory, proposing instead an account for them which is formalised in Discourse Representation Theory.

Switch on Life  Book

Switch on Life

  • Author : Monique Chelin
  • Publisher : Switch it On!
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Interpersonal relations
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780646467917

Switch on Life Book Description :

The Big Switch  Rewiring the World  from Edison to Google Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Big Switch Rewiring the World from Edison to Google

  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-01-19
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0393067874

The Big Switch Rewiring the World from Edison to Google Book Description :

“Magisterial. . . . Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.”—Salon Hailed as “the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement” (Christian Science Monitor), The Big Switch makes a simple and profound statement: Computing is turning into a utility, and the effects of this transition will ultimately change society as completely as the advent of cheap electricity did. In a new chapter for this edition that brings the story up-to-date, Nicholas Carr revisits the dramatic new world being conjured from the circuits of the “World Wide Computer.”

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN32B E4 Encryption Switch Book

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN32B E4 Encryption Switch

  • Author : Jon Tate
  • Publisher : IBM Redbooks
  • Release Date : 2011-03-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738435299

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN32B E4 Encryption Switch Book Description :

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers the IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, which is a high-performance stand-alone device designed to protect data-at-rest in mission-critical environments. In addition to helping IT organizations achieve compliance with regulatory mandates and meeting industry standards for data confidentiality, the SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch also protects them against potential litigation and liability following a reported breach. Data is one of the most highly valued resources in a competitive business environment. Protecting that data, controlling access to it, and verifying its authenticity while maintaining its availability are priorities in our security-conscious world. Increasing regulatory requirements also drive the need for adequate data security. Encryption is a powerful and widely used technology that helps protect data from loss and inadvertent or deliberate compromise. In the context of data center fabric security, IBM provides advanced encryption services for Storage Area Networks (SANs) with the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch. The switch is a high-speed, highly reliable hardware device that delivers fabric-based encryption services to protect data assets either selectively or on a comprehensive basis. The 8 Gbps SAN32B-E4 Fibre Channel Encryption Switch scales nondisruptively, providing from 48 up to 96 Gbps of encryption processing power to meet the needs of the most demanding environments with flexible, on-demand performance. It also provides compression services at speeds up to 48 Gbps for tape storage systems. Moreover, it is tightly integrated with one of the industry-leading, enterprise-class key management systems, the IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM), which can scale to support key life-cycle services across distributed environments.

The Switch Book

The Switch

  • Author : Chris Goodall
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 1781256357

The Switch Book Description :

How will the world be powered in ten years' time? Not by fossil fuels. Energy experts are all saying the same thing: solar photovoltaics (PV) is our future. Reports from universities, investment banks, international institutions and large investors agree. It's not about whether the switch from fossil fuels to solar power will happen, but when .Solar panels are being made that will last longer than ever hoped; investors are seeing the benefits of the long-term rewards provided by investing in solar; in the Middle East, a contractor can now offer solar-powered electricity far cheaper than that of a coal-fired power station. The Switch tracks the transition away from coal, oil and gas to a world in which the limitless energy of the sun provides much of the energy the 10 billion people of this planet will need. It examines both the solar future and how we will get there, and the ways in which we will provide stored power when the sun isn't shining.We learn about artificial photosynthesis from a start-up in the US that is making petrol from just CO2 and sunlight; ideas on energy storage are drawn from a company in Germany that makes batteries for homes; in the UK, a small company in Swindon has the story of wind turbines; and in Switzerland, a developer shows how we can use hydrogen to make 'renewable' natural gas for heating.Told through the stories of entrepreneurs, inventors and scientists from around the world, and using the latest research and studies, The Switch provides a positive solution to the climate change crisis, and looks to a brighter future ahead.

The Wonder Switch Book

The Wonder Switch

  • Author : Harris III,
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310361008

The Wonder Switch Book Description :

"A powerful, generous and unforgettable book." - Seth Godin "A wondrous lens on healing ourselves and our world in this strangest and hardest of times." - Krista Tippett We are all born with the wonder switch in the "on" position, but somewhere along the way, our wonder is crushed. And that's when we begin to live out of a self-limiting mindset that shuts down our sense of possibility and purpose. Yet reclaiming your wonder--and with it, your life--is within reach. In The Wonder Switch, join world-renowned storyteller and professional illusionist Harris III in a journey to bring you back to the magic you fear you've lost--not the sleight of hand he performs across world stages, but real magic: love, hope, joy, belonging, meaning, and purpose. One of wonder's greatest powers is that it changes the stories we tell ourselves, writes Harris. With the help of his power-packed Transformation Map, you'll gain the tools you need to switch from the old story that leaves you unfulfilled to the new story that will make you a healthier, happier, all-around better human being. In this book, you'll discover: The surprising science behind the stories we tell ourselves and how they shape our lives Practices for "righting" your story from a broken narrative to a restored narrative The secret to breaking out of a Limiting Mindset and developing a Wonder Mindset Practices for moving from complacency to curiosity Why worry is a misuse of your imagination, and how to kick the habit

The Bitch Switch Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Bitch Switch

  • Author : Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth
  • Publisher : Phoenix Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597775953

The Bitch Switch Book Description :

Offers advice for women on how to strengthen themselves, from everyday life to the work environment.

Switch Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings


  • Author : Grant Mckenzie
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143178705

Switch Book Description :

How far will one man go to save the people he loves most? Sam White is an out-of-work actor, making a living as a security guard in a shopping mall. He returns home one night to find his house blown up and two body bags being removed from it. He assumes the bodies are those of his wife and daughter, until he receives a call from a man saying they are alive, but will only be spared if Sam follows instructions and completes the increasingly violent tasks set out for him. When he meets Zack Parker, also a victim of the kidnapper, they realize their pasts are connected, and the two of them must race against time to discover the identity of their sadistic tormentor—staying one step ahead of the police—to save their families. Set in Portland, Oregon, featuring the spooky and labyrinthine tunnels underneath the city, this is a fantastically commercial, brilliantly paced read from a debut author.

Flip the Switch  Lose the Weight Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Flip the Switch Lose the Weight

  • Author : Robert K. Cooper
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2007-03-06
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623361136

Flip the Switch Lose the Weight Book Description :

Discover how easy it can be to drop those unwanted pounds by flipping the switch that revs up metabolism to maximize fat burning all day long Could losing weight really be as simple as flipping a switch? Absolutely, says Dr. Robert Cooper, one of America's leading weight-loss researchers. The trouble with most popular diet-and-exercise programs is that they boot up the metabolic thermostat, or Meta-Stat (an area in the brain that regulates metabolism), for only short spurts. The rest of the time the body is in fat-storing mode. But if our Meta-Stat stays on 24 hours a day, we burn fat constantly—and build energy as well. In Flip the Switch, Lose the Weight, Dr. Cooper reveals scientifically proven strategies that enable us to turn on our Meta-Stat and maintain optimum metabolism all day long. This groundbreaking book: • provides an easy 20-minute exercise plan that gently works the body differently on successive days for maximum fat-burning, energy-generating effect • allows you to customize your weight-loss program based on your goals and lifestyle preferences • provides an exclusive "Success Map" for you to chart your progress • includes complete meal plans and more than 100 recipes, all designed to fuel the Meta-Stat for maximum fat burning

The Wewoka Switch Book

The Wewoka Switch

  • Author : Texx Norman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781411667280

The Wewoka Switch Book Description :

This is a coming of age story that takes place in a small Eastern Oklahoma town in 1971. Wewoka is capitol of the Seminole Nation in Oklahoma. With a hint of Romeo and Juliet, a dash of Grapes of Wrath, and a dab of To Kill A Mockingbird, this story deals with love, prejudice, and spiritual crisis.