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  • A Magyar Nemzeti Bank közgazdasági és monetáris politikai szakkönyvsorozatának 2017-ben megjelent harmadik kötete „A magyar út – Célzott jegybanki politika” című könyv, amelyet a jegybank dolgozói Lehmann Kristóf a Monetáris stratégiai főosztály főosztályvezetője, Palotai Dániel és Virág Barnabás, a jegybank ügyvezető igazgatói szerkesztettek. A Magyar Nemzeti Bank mandátumának megfelelve döntött a szakkönyvsorozat elindításáról, miután törvényi feladatai közé tartozik a hazai pénzügyi kultúra és így a közgazdasági gondolkodás fejlesztése, valamint elsődleges céljának veszélyeztetése nélkül a Kormány gazdaságpolitikájának támogatása is.

    Törvényi feladatainak megfelelve „A magyar út – Célzott jegybanki politika” című kötettel a Magyar Nemzeti Bank a 2013 óta végrehajtott jegybanki intézkedéseket és azok hatásait mutatja be részletesen, miközben átfogó kitekintést ad a központi bankok gyakorlatának elmúlt évtizedben végbement változásairól. A könyv jelentősége abban rejlik, hogy bemutatja az innovatív, megfelelően célzott, olykor nem konvencionálisnak tekintett hazai jegybanki lépések jelentős és tartós eredményeit a gazdaságban. A célzott eszközök a gazdaság sajátosságait és a paradigmaváltást okozó válságtapasztalatokat figyelembe véve, a hagyományos jegybanki megközelítéseket sikeresen kiegészítve hatékonyan kezelték a magyar gazdaság és a pénzügyi rendszer súlyos kihívásait.

  • Asian Lives

    14 900 Ft
    A closer look In 2011, adhering to his mentor Henri Cartier-Bresson’s mantra to ‘photograph the truth’, filmmaker Ishu Patel embarked on a photographic journey through both rural and urban southeast Asia.
    The result is a collection of powerfully thought-provoking photographs, mainly in black and white, that tell a story, seize a moment in life or are a witness to joy, struggle or human dignity. Never political or judgmental, the collection comprises Patel’s homage to the unsung lives of ordinary Asians, many of whom are increasingly overlooked in today’s fast-changing world.
  • From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires - the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off. Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great book from the world of bitcoin. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize "crypto" is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There's nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.
  • Bursts

    9 990 Ft
    The bestselling author of Linked returns with a ground breaking new theory that will enthrall fans of The Tipping Point Can we scientifically predict our future? It's a mystery that has nagged scientists for perhaps thousand of years. Now Albert-László Barabási-the award-winning author of the sleeper hit Linked- explains how the digital age has yielded a massive, previously unavailable data set that proves the daily pattern of human activity isn't random, it's bursty. We work and fight and play in short flourishes of activity followed by next to nothing. Compellingly illustrated with the account of a bloody medieval crusade in sixteenth-century Transylvania and the modern tale of a contemporary artist hunted by the FBI, Bursts reveals that we are far more predictable than we like to think.
  • China

    14 900 Ft
    A History in Objects This illustrated introduction to the history of China offers a fresh understanding of China’s progress from the Neolithic age to the present. Told in six chapters arranged chronologically, through art, artefacts, people and places, and richly illustrated with expertly selected objects and artworks, it firmly connects today’s China with its internationally engaged past.
    From the earliest archaeological relics and rituals, through the development of writing and state, to the advent of empire, the author charts China’s transformation from ancient civilization into the world’s most populous nation and influential economy, offering the reader a myriad historical insights and cultural treasures along the way. This accessible book presents an eclectic mix of materials including Chinese theatre, the decorative arts, costume, jewelry and furniture-making, running through to the most recent diffusion of Chinese culture. Published to coincide with the reopening of the British Museum’s Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia, this book will stimulate, fascinate and inform anyone interested in one of the greatest and most influential nations of the modern world.
  • Chinese Silks

    28 000 Ft
    Over the past fifty years, archaeological explorations in China have unearthed a wealth of textile materials, some dating as far back as five thousand years. In this magnificently researched and illustrated book, preeminent Western and Chinese scholars draw upon these spectacular discoveries to provide the most thorough account of the history of silk ever written. Encyclopedic in breadth, the volume presents a chronological history of silk from a variety of perspectives, including archaeological, technological, art historical, and aesthetic. The contributors explore the range of uses for silk, from the everyday to the sublime. By directly connecting recently found textile artifacts to specific references in China's vast historical literature, they illuminate the evolution of silk making and the driving social forces that have inspired the creation of innovative textiles through the millennia. Dieter Kuhn is professor emeritus of sinology, University of Würzburg, Germany. James C. Y. Watt is Brooke Russell Astor Chairman Emeritus, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chen Juanjuan was senior research fellow, Palace Museum, Beijing. Huang Nengfu is professor at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing. Li Wenying is deputy director, Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology. Peng Hao is professor of archaeology, Wuhan University, and senior research fellow at Jingzhou Museum, Hubei. Zhao Feng is vice director, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou; director, Chinese Centre for Textile Identification and Conservation, Hangzhou; and professor of textile and costume history, Donghua University, Shanghai.
  • The road to sustainable economic convergence

    Competitiveness and Growth is the second volume of the book series of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank on economics and monetary policy. It was published in 2016 and edited by Dániel Palotai and Barnabás Virág, Executive Directors of the MNB. The MNB decided on launching this book series in compliance with its mandate, as its statutory tasks include the development of financial literacy and this way economic thinking in Hungary and – without jeopardising its primary objective – the support of the economic policy of the Government.

    Complying with its statutory tasks, with the volume Competitiveness and Growth, the MNB intends to contribute to the collective thinking about sustainable growth and competitiveness. The book provides an overview of domestic and international experiences as well as a comprehensive picture of the most important determinants of economic convergence. In addition, it identifies the areas where progress is the most necessary, and gives proposals for reforms that can contribute to the increasing of competitiveness.

     

  • The book, written by Governor György Matolcsy and entitled Economic Balance and Growth, was published as the first volume of the book series of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank on economics and monetary policy in 2015. The MNB decided on launching this book series in compliance with its mandate, as its statutory tasks include the development of financial literacy and this way economic thinking in Hungary and – without jeopardising its primary objective – the support of the economic policy of the Government.

    Economic Balance and Growth aims at the analytical assessment of a period of special importance, namely the consolidation and stabilisation of the Hungarian economy between 2010 and 2014. Economic Balance and Growthprovides a detailed presentation of all the new economic policy concepts, innovations and instruments that resulted in the success of the Hungarian economy between 2010 and 2014, which was significant from the aspect of economic history as well, achieving fiscal and financial stabilisation, and thus creating the fundamental conditions for sustainable growth.

    The volume provides a complex evaluation of the stabilisation leading to a shift towards growth in a way that it also examines the relevant developments observed in previous decades through the economic policy formula ‘economic balance or growth’. As a result of the sometimes new and innovative measures taken, Hungary has reached an exceptional position in recent years, as its economy is simultaneously characterised by balance and growth, which provides a secure basis for a successful future.

  • Sereghajtóból újra éllovas Második, átdolgozott kiadás A Magyar Nemzeti Bank kiemelt feladatának tekinti a hazai pénzügyi kultúra fejlesztését, ezért a rendelkezésre álló eszközökkel segíteni kívánja a közgazdasági oktatást, valamint a pénzügyi műveltség szélesítését. A közgazdasági és pénzügyi tudás gyarapítása érdekében írt kötet frissített kiadását tartja kezében az Olvasó. Matolcsy György, Egyensúly és növekedés című könyve részletesen bemutatja mindazokat az új gazdaságpolitikai elgondolásokat, innovációkat és eszközöket, amelyek a magyar gazdaság 2010 utáni – gazdaságtörténeti szempontból is – jelentős sikeréhez vezettek. A költségvetési és pénzügyi stabilizáció, valamint a jegybanki politika reformja együttesen teremtették meg a fenntartható növekedés alapfeltételeit, melynek eredményeként tartós felzárkózási pályára állt Magyarország.
  • Flow

    13 990 Ft
    What really makes people glad to be alive? What are the inner experiences that make life worthwhile? For more than two decades Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi studied those states in which people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment. His studies revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is 'flow' - a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to complete absorption in an activity and results in the achievement of a perfect state of happiness. Flow has become the classic work on happiness and a major contribution to contemporary psychology. It examines such timeless issues as the challenge of lifelong learning; family relationships; art, sport and sex as 'flow'; the pain of loneliness; optimal use of free time; and how to make our lives meaningful.
  • Formula

    12 990 Ft
    In the bestselling tradition of Malcom Gladwell, James Gleick, and Nate Silver, prominent professor László Barabási gives us a trailblazing book that promises to transform the very foundations of how our success-obsessed society approaches their professional careers, life pursuits and long-term goals. Too often, accomplishment does not equal success. We did the work but didn't get the promotion; we played hard but weren't recognized; we had the idea but didn't get the credit. We convince ourselves that talent combined with a strong work ethic is the key to getting ahead, but also realize that combination often fails to yield results, without any deeper understanding as to why. Recognizing this striking disconnect, the author, along with a team of renowned researchers and some of the most advanced data-crunching systems on the planet, dedicated themselves to one goal: uncovering that ever-elusive link between performance and success. Now, based on years of academic research, The Formula finally unveils the groundbreaking discoveries of their pioneering study, not only highlighting the scientific and mathematic principles that underpin success, but also revolutionizing our understanding of: Why performance is necessary but not adequate Why "Experts" are often wrong How to assemble a creative team primed for success How to most effectively engage our networks "This is not just an important but an imperative project: to approach the problem of randomness and success using the state of the art scientific arsenal we have. Barabasi is the person."-Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the New York Times bestselling The Black Swan and Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU
  • Good business

    11 990 Ft
    Since Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi published the groundbreaking Flow more than a decade ago, world leaders such as Tony Blair and former President Clinton, and influential sports figures like Super Bowl champion coach Jimmy Johnson have all been inspired by the book. In today's corporate upheaval, a new business paradigm is evolving. While many CEOs are being exposed for their greed, truly visionary leaders believe in a goal that benefits themselves as well as others. They realize that it is their vision and "soul" that attract loyal employees willing to go above and beyond the call of corporate duty. And their employees are realizing the same thing: while 80 percent of adults claim they'd work even if they didn't have to, the majority of them can hardly wait to leave their jobs and get home. Good Business starts with the premise that this is an age in which business and work have replaced religion and politics as central forces in contemporary life. The book reveals how business leaders, managers, and even employees can find their "flow" and contribute not only to their own happiness, but also to a just and evolving society. It identifies the factors crucial to the operation of a good business: trust, the commitment to fostering the personal growth of employees, and the dedication to creating a product that helps mankind. Good Business is sure to become a must-read text for anyone who values the positive contributions of individuals in the changing world of business.
  • Greenovation

    9 990 Ft
    Collectively, cities take up a relatively tiny amount of land on the earth, yet emit 72 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Clearly, cities need to be at the center of any broad effort to reduce climate change. In Greenovation, the eminent urban policy scholar Joan Fitzgerald argues that too many cities are only implementing random acts of greenness that will do little to address the climate crisis. She instead calls for "greenovation"-using the city as a test bed for adopting and perfecting green technologies for more energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and infrastructure more broadly. Further, Fitzgerald contends that while many city mayors cite income inequality as a pressing problem, few cities are connecting climate action and social justice-another aspect of greenovation. Focusing on the biggest producers of greenhouse gases in cities, buildings, energy and transportation, Fitzgerald examines how greenovating cities are reducing emissions overall and lays out an agenda for fostering and implementing urban innovations that can help reverse the path toward irrevocable climate damage. Drawing on interviews with practitioners in more than 20 North American and European cities, she identifies the strategies and policies they are employing and how support from state, provincial and national governments has supported or thwarted their efforts. A uniquely urban-focused appraisal of the economic, political, and social debates that underpin the drive to "go green," Greenovation helps us understand what is arguably the toughest policy problem of our era: the increasing impact of anthropocentric climate change on modern social life.
  • Japan Style

    12 800 Ft
    This book describes and defines what ‘Japan style’ is. It explores specific achievements in Japanese art and architecture, but also offers an in-depth analysis of the whole of Japanese culture, its vision of the world and of humankind. ‘Japan style’ is something recognizable to everyone: a beautifully arranged flower, an elegant piece of calligraphy or a simple rock garden, but it is also something that is very difficult to define. This book gives the reader the tools to fully understand Japanese art and culture. As Gian Carlo Calza says, the path to understanding and appreciating Japanese culture is slow and long, and in order to develop the right sensibility on the journey, it is imperative that the reader acquires the necessary means. With this in mind, the author reveals and shares his experience in and knowledge of Japanese culture, defining the essence of Japanese style. The book is divided into three main sections. In the first one (‘Irregular Beauty’), the author delineates the different aspects of Japanese culture and draws interesting connections between art, architecture, religion, philosophy and mythology. For example, he explains the aesthetics of the tea ceremony and its relationship to Zen philosophy as well as other subjects such as the function of the void in mythology, Buddhism and the arts. The second part of the book (‘A Feeling of Nature’) follows a chronological path from ancient times to the present explaining more specifically how to interpret the different forms of Japanese art (literature, painting, sculpture, etc.). The third part of the book ('Art Masters') contains short monographs on Japanese masters in the history of Japanese art and culture: Zeami Moto, the creator of "No" theatre; Hokusai, the master of woodblock printing; Yasunai Kawabata and Mishima Yukio, the writers; and the graphic designer, Tanaka Ikko. Calza’s groundbreaking and insightful text is accompanied by 150 colour images of a great variety of examples from Japanese art and culture.
  • The Arts of the Meiji Period From the 1860s to the 1890s, the rise of Japonisme and the Art Nouveau movement meant few could ignore or resist the obsession with all things Japanese. Superbly crafted and often highly decorated Japanese objects—lacquer, metalwork, ceramics, enamels, and other decorative items—stimulated and inspired Western artists and craftsmen to produce their own works. Arts of the Meiji period (1868–1912) were displayed at international exhibitions, in the galleries of influential dealers, and at fashionable stores. Artists from van Gogh, Whistler, Monet, and Edouard Manet to Klimt and Schiele were all, to varying degrees, influenced by the Japanese art. Van Gogh himself stated that he owed his inspiration to Japanese art, but he was probably not conscious of the full extent to which art in Europe had already been influenced by that of Japan.
  • Kimono

    24 900 Ft
    The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion The Khalili Collection of kimonos comprises over 200 garments spanning 300 years of Japanese textile artistry. The form of the T-shaped, straight-seamed, front-wrapping kimono has changed very little over the centuries, yet the collection reveals an astonishing variety of designs. In Japanese dress it is the surface decoration that is important and indications of gender, age, status, wealth and taste are expressed through the choice of colour and motif. The garments presented here convey the remarkable creativity of designers who produced works of art that would enfold the wearer. The enormous range of patterns were executed in a complex combination of techniques, with some garments requiring the expert skills of a number of different artisans.
    The Khalili Collection includes formal, semi-formal and informal kimono, underkimono and jackets, worn by women, men and children. Represented are the sophisticated garments of the samurai elite and the affluent merchant classes of the Edo period (1603–1868), the shifting styles and new colour palette of Meiji-period dress (1868–1912) and particularly the bold and dazzling kimono of the Taisho- (1912–26) and early Sho-wa (1926–89) eras, which utilized innovative techniques and drew fresh inspiration from both past traditions and the modern world. Here, an international team of authors examine the art and evolution of the kimono in the historical context of the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, under the editorship of Anna Jackson, Keeper of the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • A philosopher and a scientist propose that sustainability can be understood as living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future. Most people acknowledge the profound importance of sustainability, but few can define it. We are ethically bound to live sustainably for the sake of future generations, but what does that mean? In this book Randall Curren, a philosopher, and Ellen Metzger, a scientist, clarify normative aspects of sustainability. Combining their perspectives, they propose that sustainability can be understood as the art of living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future. Curren and Metzger lay out the nature and value of sustainability, survey the problems, catalog the obstacles, and identify the kind of efforts needed to overcome them. They formulate an ethic of sustainability with lessons for government, organizations, and individuals, and illustrate key ideas with three case studies. Curren and Metzger put intergenerational justice at the heart of sustainability; discuss the need for fair (as opposed to coercive) terms of cooperation to create norms, institutions, and practices conducive to sustainability; formulate a framework for a fundamental ethic of sustainability derived from core components of common morality; and emphasize the importance of sustainability education. The three illustrative case studies focus on the management of energy, water, and food systems, examining the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Australia's National Water Management System, and patterns of food production in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia.
  • The fifth volume of the series of trade books of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank was written with the aim of leading the reader with open, new, sometimes provocative questions and thoughts related to these questions through the trends and problems that are the main determinants of our sustainable future in these life-changing times. In the rapidly changing 21st century we must be prepared for completely new phenomena never seen before. It is not sufficient to achieve rapid economic growth. We need to achieve a development that proves to be sustainable in the long run from financial, environmental and social perspectives as well. The first step on the way to success is the formulation of adequate questions. It is worth starting the work already at the foundations. We are convinced that frankly facing the earlier dogmas and a complete renewal of economic thinking are among the keys to finding appropriate answers to the burning questions of our time. The authors of the book are from very different areas, starting from finances, through macroeconomy and geographical sciences to geopolitics. Such coloured and wide-ranging mapping of our future simultaneously symbolises the complexity of the challenges of the 21st century and the necessary fusion of various disciplines on the way to the solutions.
  • Losing Earth

    5 990 Ft
    'The story of how we got here is perhaps the most important one to be told, because it is both a cautionary tale and an unfinished one.' Jonathan Safran Foer By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change – what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed. Nathaniel Rich’s groundbreaking account of that failure – and how tantalizingly close we came to signing binding treaties that would have saved us all before the fossil fuels industry and politicians committed to anti-scientific denialism – is already a journalistic blockbuster, a full issue of the New York Times Magazine that has earned favorable comparisons to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and John Hersey’s Hiroshima. Rich has become an instant, in-demand expert and speaker. A major movie deal is already in place. It is the story, perhaps, that can shift the conversation. In the book Losing Earth, Rich is able to provide more of the context for what did – and didn’t – happen in the 1980s and, more important, is able to carry the story fully into the present day and wrestle with what those past failures mean for us in 2019. It is not just an agonizing revelation of historical missed opportunities, but a clear-eyed and eloquent assessment of how we got to now, and what we can and must do before it's truly too late.

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