Halo: Shadow of Intent

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Joseph Staten
  • ISBN : 1501122762
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Readers : 4000

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original digital-first e-novella set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! After decades of grim combat against the humans and then the traitorous Covenant Prophets, the Sangheili warrior Rtas ‘Vadum—the Half-Jaw—has earned a long rest. But not all of the Prophets perished in their holy city, High Charity, and now one of their fearsome Prelates has sworn his vengeance. This powerful threat has set a cataclysmic plan in motion—a plan to lure the Half-Jaw into a trap that will herald the utter destruction of the entire Sangheili race…

Halo: Shadows of Reach

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Troy Denning
  • ISBN : 1982143630
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 4268

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: USA TODAY BESTSELLER A Master Chief story and original full-length novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! October 2559. It has been a year since the renegade artificial intelligence Cortana issued a galaxy-wide ultimatum, subjecting many worlds to martial law under the indomitable grip of her Forerunner weapons. Outside her view, the members of Blue Team—John-117, the Master Chief; Fred-104; Kelly-087; and Linda-058—are assigned from the UNSC Infinity to make a covert insertion onto the ravaged planet Reach. Their former home and training ground—and the site of humanity’s most cataclysmic military defeat near the end of the Covenant War—Reach still hides myriad secrets after all these years. Blue Team’s mission is to penetrate the rubble-filled depths of CASTLE Base and recover top-secret assets locked away in Dr. Catherine Halsey’s abandoned laboratory—assets which may prove to be humanity’s last hope against Cortana. But Reach has been invaded by a powerful and ruthless alien faction, who have their own reasons for being there. Establishing themselves as a vicious occupying force on the devastated planet, this enemy will soon transform Blue Team’s simple retrieval operation into a full-blown crisis. And with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance, mission failure is not an option…

Halo: Last Light

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Troy Denning
  • ISBN : 1501103377
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9727

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original novel set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! It is 2553, and the three-decade long Covenant War that defined a generation has suddenly drawn to a close. Yet, in the remotest parts of human space, tensions remain that threaten to overflow into another full-scale conflict. Beneath the surface of the planet Gao lies a vast cavern system renowned for its therapeutic effects and rumored miraculous cures. But now Gao natives are turning up brutally murdered down there—violent acts that happen to coincide with the recent arrival of a UNSC research battalion protected by Spartan Blue Team, led by the renowned Spartan-II Fred-104. Maverick detective Veta Lopis of the Gao Ministry of Protection is only trying to do her job as the Special Inspector assigned to catch a serial killer—one who is possibly hiding within the Spartan ranks—but she never anticipates the situation spiraling out of control into an all-out crisis. When Gao is revealed to harbor ancient Forerunner technology that could solidify the UNSC’s military supremacy for centuries to come, Insurrection loyalists within the planetary government will do anything—even align with a vicious faction of what remains of the Covenant—to ensure that never happens…

A Sort of Homecoming

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Marcia Boniferro,Amanda Jagt,Andrew Stephens-Rennie
  • ISBN : 153268357X
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 2990

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: We live in a culture of collective fear over climate change and mass migration, and we experience increasing intense personal anxiety and despair. How might the Bible's themes of homecoming and homemaking address our physical, emotional, and spiritual displacement? This collection of essays honors the academic and community work of Brian J. Walsh upon his retirement as Campus Minister at the University of Toronto Christian Reformed Campus Ministry. The collection is a stunning mosaic at once academic and personal--representing the many elements of Brian's life as pastor, theologian, professor, farmer, mentor, and friend. In an age when "home" feels physically and spiritually elusive for so many, this volume reawakens our imaginations to the foundational biblical themes of homecoming and homemaking. Academic, pastoral, personal, and timely, this volume honors Brian's career and equips readers to engage the fear and anxiety of our age with the hope of the gospel.

Halo: New Blood

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Matt Forbeck
  • ISBN : 147679670X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 2542

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster Xbox® games! While Spartans get all the glory, no soldier―not even the legendary Master Chief―wins a war on their own. Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck and his team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs) played a major role in saving the Earth from all-out invasion at the end of the Covenant War―acts of bravery and ingenuity that did not go unnoticed by the United Nations Space Command. Now, after many Spartans have been killed in battle and the Master Chief is listed as MIA, the UNSC decides to create a new generation of Spartans to defend humanity from threats both outside―and within. When they come to Buck with an extraordinary proposition, he is forced to make a life-altering decision. With the Covenant War finally over, is it time for him to finally retire to the sidelines for a life he could only dream about…or is he prepared to step up and become part of the military’s new blood? Copyright © 2015 by Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Halo: The Rubicon Protocol

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kelly Gay
  • ISBN : 198214789X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 299
  • Readers : 4303

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! A HALO INFINITE STORY December 2559. Humanity has its back against the wall after the United Nations Space Command flagship Infinity drops out of slipspace into a devastating ambush launched by the Banished. As this fierce enemy alliance seeks to claim a mysterious object hidden within the ancient Forerunner construct known as Zeta Halo, the surviving UNSC corps finds itself compromised and its leadership out of reach—with remaining personnel forced to abandon ship and take their chances on the fractured, unpredictable surface of the Halo ring. Now survival in this strange, alien environment—whether for Spartan super-soldiers or those who never thought they would see the battle up close—is measured day to day against a relentless and brutal adversary that always has the upper hand. Desperation grows, but the will to keep on fighting and enduring no matter the odds is never in doubt…even as the Banished seek to unleash a frightening new enemy that could doom them all…

Europe's Next Avoidable War

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : M. Kambeck,S. Ghazaryan
  • ISBN : 1137030003
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 277
  • Readers : 8201

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An international and interdisciplinary group of experts shed light upon the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict today, how it evolved and likely scenarios. Taking into account a changed political landscape, including the EU's new foreign policy instruments, they also make concrete policy proposals to make war less likely.

Halo: Point of Light

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kelly Gay
  • ISBN : 1982147873
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 7689

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! August 2558. Rion Forge was once defined by her relentless quest for hope amidst the refuse and wreckage of a post-Covenant War galaxy—years spent searching for family as much as fortune. But that was before Rion and the crew of her salvager ship Ace of Spades encountered a powerful yet tragic being who forever altered their lives. This remnant from eons past, when the Forerunners once thrived, brought with it a revelation of ancient machinations and a shocking, brutal history. Unfortunately, the Ace crew also made dire enemies of the Office of Naval Intelligence in the process, with the constant threat of capture and incarceration a very real possibility. Now with tensions mounting and ONI forces closing in, Rion and her companions commit to this being’s very personal mission, unlocking untold secrets and even deadlier threats that have been hidden away for centuries from an unsuspecting universe....

Resource Book on the Use of Force and Firearms in Law Enforcement

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • ISBN : 9213630948
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Number of Pages : 194
  • Readers : 4629

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This resource book explores international law sources relevant to the use of force and the general responsibility of law enforcement authorities for the use of force. It discusses a number of instruments of force, including firearms, and the conditions under which these should be used. It further examines the possible use of force in a number of specific policing situations. Finally, it also outlines good practices for accountability in the use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials.

Handbook of Industry 4.0 and SMART Systems

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Diego Galar Pascual,Pasquale Daponte,Uday Kumar
  • ISBN : 0429849680
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 374
  • Readers : 2449

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Industry 4.0 refers to fourth generation of industrial activity characterized by smart systems and internet-based solutions. This book describes the fourth revolution based on instrumented, interconnected and intelligent assets. The different book chapters provide a perspective on technologies and methodologies developed and deployed leading to this concept. With an aim to increase performance, productivity and flexibility, major application area of maintenance through smart system has been discussed in detail. Applicability of 4.0 in transportation, energy and infrastructure is explored, with effects on technology, organisation and operations from a systems perspective.

Halo: Divine Wind

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Troy Denning
  • ISBN : 1982174919
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 4329

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! October 2559. With the galaxy in the suffocating grip of a renegade artificial intelligence, another perilous threat has quietly emerged in the shadows: the Keepers of the One Freedom, a fanatical and merciless Covenant splinter group, has made its way beyond the borders of the galaxy to an ancient Forerunner installation known as the Ark. Led by an infamous Brute named Castor, the Keepers intend to achieve what the Covenant, in all its might, failed to: activate Halo and take the last steps on the path of the Great Journey into transcendence. But unknown to Castor and his new, unexpected ally on the Ark, there are traitors to the cause in their midst—namely the Ferrets, composed of Office of Naval Intelligence operative Veta Lopis and her young team of Spartan-IIIs, who have been infiltrating the Keepers to lay the groundwork for Castor’s assassination. But with ONI’s field operations now splintered and cut off by the Guardian threat, Veta’s original mission has suddenly and dramatically escalated in scope. There’s simply no choice or fallback plan—either the Ferrets somehow stop the Keepers or the galaxy faces an extinction-level event….

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 0080983421
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Number of Pages : 648
  • Readers : 6858

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: There are significant pressures from climate change and air pollution that forests currently face. This book aims to increase understanding of the state and potential of forest ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to climate change in a polluted environment. It reconciles process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modeling through comprehensive forest ecosystem research. Furthermore, it introduces "forest super sites for research for integrating soil, plant and atmospheric sciences and monitoring. It also provides mechanistic and policy-oriented modeling with scientifically sound risk indications regarding atmospheric changes and ecosystem services. Identifies current knowledge gaps and emerging research needs Highlights novel methodologies and integrated research concepts Assesses ecological meaning of investigations and prioritizing research need

Gen Z Effect

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Tom Koulopoulos,Dan Keldsen
  • ISBN : 1351861743
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7345

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One of the most profound changes in business and society is the emergence of the post-Millennial generation, Gen Z. While every new generation has faced its share of disruption in technology, economics, politics and society, no other generation in the history of mankind has had the ability to connect every human being on the planet to each other and in the process to provide the opportunity for each person to be fully educated, socially and economically engaged. What might this mean for business, markets, and educational institutions in the future? In this revolutionary new book, The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business, authors Tom Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen delve into a vision of the future where disruptive invention and reinvention is the acknowledged norm, touching almost every aspect of how we work, live and play. From radical new approaches to marketing and manufacturing to the potential obliteration of intellectual property and the shift to mass innovation, to the decimation of our oldest learning institutions through open source and adaptive learning, The Gen Z Effect provides a mind-bending view of why we will need to embrace Gen Z as the last, best hope for taking on the world's biggest challenges and opportunities, and how you can prepare yourself and your business for the greatest era of disruption, prosperity, and progress the world has ever experienced.

Comics and Pop Culture

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Barry Keith Grant,Scott Henderson
  • ISBN : 1477319417
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Number of Pages : 344
  • Readers : 1875

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It is hard to discuss the current film industry without acknowledging the impact of comic book adaptations, especially considering the blockbuster success of recent superhero movies. Yet transmedial adaptations are part of an evolution that can be traced to the turn of the last century, when comic strips such as “Little Nemo in Slumberland” and “Felix the Cat” were animated for the silver screen. Representing diverse academic fields, including technoculture, film studies, theater, feminist studies, popular culture, and queer studies, Comics and Pop Culture presents more than a dozen perspectives on this rich history and the effects of such adaptations. Examining current debates and the questions raised by comics adaptations, including those around authorship, style, and textual fidelity, the contributors consider the topic from an array of approaches that take into account representations of sexuality, gender, and race as well as concepts of world-building and cultural appropriation in comics from Modesty Blaise to Black Panther. The result is a fascinating re-imagination of the texts that continue to push the boundaries of panel, frame, and popular culture.

International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Andrew L. Cherry,Valentina Baltag,Mary E. Dillon
  • ISBN : 3319407430
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 537
  • Readers : 2062

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This comprehensive reference uses an ecological perspective to sort out the complex mix of biological, psychological, social, and other factors influencing adolescent health as well as shaping professional responses to the needs of adolescents. Describing critical concerns at the global level and innovative strategies from selected countries, the book urges readers to develop and support practices and policies to enhance optimal youth development. Expert coverage centers on key areas: the global state of adolescent health and development, adolescent health issues and public health answers, making health systems more responsive to youth, and improving school health services. And bedrock themes such as social determinants of health, young people’s right to health care, and health and gender disparities are discussed throughout these chapters. Included among the topics: • The epidemiology of adolescent health • Adolescent sexual health and sexuality education • Restorative justice and the mental wellbeing of adolescents • Critical issues in adolescent nutrition: needs and recommendations • Towards an adolescent competent workforce • Pairing children with health services: the changing role of school health services in the 21st century The International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development is essential to medical schools, public schools, and college libraries; teaching faculty; graduate and post-graduate students in public health, medicine, social work, other behavioral sciences and health disciplines (e.g., nursing, allied heath); as well as practitioners interested in better orienting their services to the health needs of adolescents.

Solid-State Properties of Pharmaceutical Materials

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Stephen R. Byrn,George Zografi,Xiaoming (Sean) Chen
  • ISBN : 1119264448
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 3090

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Presents a detailed discussion of important solid-state properties, methods, and applications of solid-state analysis Illustrates the various phases or forms that solids can assume and discussesvarious issues related to the relative stability of solid forms and tendencies to undergo transformation Covers key methods of solid state analysis including X-ray powder diffraction, thermal analysis, microscopy, spectroscopy, and solid state NMR Reviews critical physical attributes of pharmaceutical materials, mainly related to drug substances, including particle size/surface area, hygroscopicity, mechanical properties, solubility, and physical and chemical stability Showcases the application of solid state material science in rational selection of drug solid forms, analysis of various solid forms within drug substance and the drug product, and pharmaceutical product development Introduces appropriate manufacturing and control procedures using Quality by Design, and other strategies that lead to safe and effective products with a minimum of resources and time

Halo: Retribution

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Troy Denning
  • ISBN : 1501138375
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 5661

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! December 2553. Less than a year after the end of the Covenant War, a string of violent incidents continues to threaten the tenuous peace in human-held space, culminating in the assassination of UNSC fleet admiral Graselyn Tuwa and the abduction of her family. It is a provocation so outrageous that the Office of Naval Intelligence must retaliate swiftly and ferociously—but only after its operatives identify her killer and rescue the hostages. This mission will be the first for homicide-detective-turned-ONI-operative Veta Lopis and her young team of Spartan-IIIs, and something feels wrong from the start. The obvious suspect is an infamous Brute who leads the Keepers of the One Freedom, an ex-Covenant splinter group in fierce opposition to the UNSC. But Lopis and her team soon realize that the truth is much more insidious than they could ever have imagined, and with Fred-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058 of Blue Team for combat support, they must stop a plan hatched in the bowels of the secret research station Argent Moon—a plan so sinister it could destroy all those still reeling from thirty years of intergalactic conflict….

AL FATHUN NAWA VOLUME 1

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Dato’ Philosopher Dr. Halo-N
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Hafizul Publication
  • Number of Pages : 1511
  • Readers : 6741

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dato’ Philosopher Dr. Halo-N Member of Supreme Council of Humanity, Universal State of Earth, United Nations (http://www.wpf-unesco.org/eng/use/suprcoun.htm), Head, World Philosophical Forum, Malaysia National Branch. Aristocrats of The Earth – XXI. The Earth – XXI Citizen (Id. No. 000 000 070) (http://www.wpf-unesco.org). The First Al-Quranic Scientist of The World. The International Gusi Peace Prize Laureate (http://www.gusipeaceprizeinternational.org). Expert in Future Monetary Predictions, Mathematical Engineering. Specialized on Islam ideology. The Founder of Gual Periok Foundation and social activist. He is also an author. His book in English, Al Fathun Nawa is known as the first book delivering several theories in science Al Quran. Including four (4) theories of Science Natural Products and Bio Chemistry: Nine Star Halo-N Theory, Nawiah 9x45 (1) Theory, Nawiah 9x45 (2) Theory, Halo-N 9.2 Homolength Theory. Beside sixteen (16) other known theories including: Carbon Indoorent Theory, Indoorent Carbon Hybrid Theory, Cardiac Methane Helium Theory, Cardiac Oxy Methane Spark Theory, Oxy Methane Carbon Hybrid Theory, Explosion Heart Beat Theory, Mind Heart Delighting Theory, Down Turn Heart Beat Theory, Recover Heart Beat Theory, Heart Beat Efficient Theory, Oxy Methane Spark Flame Theory, Piston Heart Beat Theory, Carbon Dioxide Breath Theory and Nitrogen Cancer Bite Theory. All these are particular theories involve in the process of expelling electron from atom of oxygen O and Nitrogen N to produce new species of CH6 , CH4 , C2H8 , 4-Helium, C2H6N , C2H8 , CH2 and NO. The new species as mentioned were born from the theories have been produced from research extracted the verse of Noble Quran indeed. Source : World Philosophical Forum, Athens -2015

HALO: Saint's Testimony

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Frank O'Connor
  • ISBN : 1501109693
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 4485

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An all-new digital single—part of the New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster Xbox® games! The military-grade artificial intelligence known as Iona has only one week to live. After that, the UNSC will legally terminate her seven-year existence in order to stave off the threat of the data corruption phenomenon known as “rampancy,” a condition that will eventually take hold of her functionality and persona, endangering all those around her. In a last-ditch effort to save herself, Iona has successfully launched an unprecedented legal appeal against her own death sentence—a case being watched very closely at not only the highest levels of human government, but by others with a very different agenda…

Halo: Envoy

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Tobias S. Buckell
  • ISBN : 1501106880
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 8367

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! It has been six years since the end of the Covenant War...and yet on the planet Carrow, a world on the edge of the Joint Occupation Zone, a decisive new battle suddenly erupts. Human colonists and the alien Sangheili have already been living a tension-filled co-existence in this place, with Unified Earth Government envoy Melody Azikiwe attempting to broker a lasting peace between their two species. But as civil war now engulfs the Sangheili settlers, Melody must act on an additional covert assignment courtesy of the Office of Naval Intelligence: find a way to free the SPARTAN-IIs known as Gray Team, held in stasis since the end of the war by a cunning Elite fleetmaster consumed with vengeance. And none can anticipate the ongoing violence leading to the discovery of an even greater, unstoppable threat—one hidden for eons below the surface of the planet….

Halo: Outcasts

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Troy Denning
  • ISBN : 1668003295
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 5594

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An original novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! 2559. Formerly one of the Covenant’s greatest and most fearsome warriors, Arbiter Thel ‘Vadam is now allied with his former human enemies while deeply entrenched in leading the Sangheili people to a new era of unification. But his aspirations are under constant threat, whether by the dangerous, warring factions of rival Sangheili keeps, or the relentless shadow of oppression spread by the renegade artificial intelligence Cortana​​. An opportunity to break Cortana’s chains has suddenly presented itself through the rumored existence of an ancient artifact located on the hostile world of Netherop. Spartan Olympia Vale, trained with the skills to live and thrive among the Sangheili, also recognizes this alien prize as an essential means to aid humanity in reaching the same goal of freedom. But behind the scenes, both ‘Vadam and Vale are being manipulated by a mysterious figure with their own agenda. And to make matters worse, all involved are unknowingly placing themselves at perilous odds with forces beyond their comprehension…

Halo: The Fall of Reach

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Eric Nylund
  • ISBN : 1982111623
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 1839

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The New York Times bestselling origin story of the Master Chief—part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo! The twenty-sixth century. Humanity has expanded beyond Earth’s system to hundreds of planets that colonists now call home. But the United Earth Government and the United Nations Space Command is struggling to control this vast empire. After exhausting all strategies to keep seething colonial insurrections from exploding into a full-blown interplanetary civil war, the UNSC has one last hope. At the Office of Naval Intelligence, Dr. Catherine Halsey has been hard at work on a top-secret program that could bring an end to the conflict…and it starts with seventy-five children, among them a six-year-old boy named John. And Halsey could never guess that this child will eventually become the final hope against an even greater peril engulfing the galaxy—the inexorable confrontation with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. This is the electrifying origin story of Spartan John-117—the Master Chief—and of his legendary, unstoppable heroism in leading the resistance against humanity’s possible extinction.

Formation Of The First Black Holes

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Muhammad Latif,Dominik Schleicher
  • ISBN : 9813227966
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Number of Pages : 376
  • Readers : 8339

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The formation of the first supermassive black holes is one of the main open questions in our understanding of high-redshift structure formation. In this book, we aim to provide a summary of state-of-the-art modern research on this topic, exploring the formation of massive black holes from a fluid-dynamical, stellar-dynamical and chemical perspective. The book thus presents a solid theoretical foundation, a comparison with current observations and future observational perspectives with upcoming missions such as the Square Kilometre Array, the European Extremely Large Telescope, the Euclid satellite as well as possible detections via gravitational waves.

오무아무아

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : 아비 로브
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Sam & Parkers
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 6512

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 출간 즉시 아마존 베스트셀러, 〈뉴욕타임스〉, 〈WSJ〉, 〈포브스〉가 극찬한 책! 2021년 북미를 발칵 뒤집어놓은 하버드대 아비 로브 교수의 충격적 제안 2017년 가을, 하와이 천문대에서 이상한 물체 하나가 관측되었다. 국제천문연맹은 ‘오무아무아’라는 별명을 붙여주었다. 하와이어로 ‘먼 곳에서 온 첫 번째 전령’이라는 뜻이다. 천문학자들은 이것의 모양과 운동방식이 기존의 것들과는 다르지만, 어쨌든 (뭔지 모르겠으니) 처음 발견한 소행성이나 혜성이라고 결론지었다. 하지만 20년간 하버드대 천문학부 학장을 역임한 천문학계의 거두 아비 로브 교수는 여러 연구를 통해 “이것은 외계 지성체가 만든 인공물”이라는 결론을 내놓았다. 그의 논문이 발표된 후 학계는 발칵 뒤집혔고, 전 세계 언론이 그를 집중 조명했다. 《오무아무아》는 세계적인 과학자이자 혁신적인 사상가인 로브 교수가 ‘오무아무아’를 만나기 이전 외계 지성체를 탐색하기 위해 시도한 연구들을 비롯해 그 연속 선상에서 ‘오무아무아’의 비밀을 밝혀나가는 과정을 생생하게 보여준다. 로브 교수의 연구 여정과 논쟁 과정을 따라가는 것만도 흥미진진하지만, 더 나아가 근본적으로 과학이 무엇인지 다시 생각해보게 만든다. 결코 쉬운 주제가 아님에도 유려한 문장과 풍부한 상상력, 위트 있는 비유로 독자들을 매료시킨다는 추천평이 쏟아졌다.

Halo Encyclopedia

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  • Category : Art
  • Author : Microsoft
  • ISBN : 150673118X
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Number of Pages : 488
  • Readers : 9585

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the 26th century, humanity relentlessly continues their fight for survival, an enduring conflict set against the backdrop of the enigmatic and ancient ringworld known as Halo. The universe of Halo is remarkably vast in scale and astonishingly elaborate in detail, telling rich stories filled with bold characters, breathtaking worlds, and thrilling conflicts. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Halo, Dark Horse and 343 Industries have teamed up to deliver the most definitive guide to the universe thus far. Spanning over a hundred millennia and encompassing over a hundred thousand light years, the Halo Encyclopedia captures two decades of storytelling with stunning, never-before-seen art and the most detailed exploration of the universe’s many characters, worlds, and technologies to have ever been created

Лайфхакер. Ловушки мышления. Почему наш мозг с нами играет и как его обыграть.

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  • Category : Psychology
  • Author : Лайфхакер
  • ISBN : 5042323783
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Number of Pages : 284
  • Readers : 3890

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Эта книга – путеводитель по самым распространенным человеческим заблуждениям и способам их преодоления. Перед вами не скучная энциклопедия, а настоящий учебник жизни, который поможет лучше узнать самого себя, окружающих и мир вокруг. Эффективные методики, собранные командой популярного онлайн-издания ЛАЙФХАКЕР, позволят выйти из круга иллюзий и выбрать счастливую жизнь, а не слезы в подушку. Применяйте прочитанное на практике и больше никогда не давайте мозгу вас обмануть.В книге использованы иллюстрации Ольги Лисовской.

Homicide and Halo-Halo

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Mia P. Manansala
  • ISBN : 0593201701
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7056

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Death at a beauty pageant turns Tita Rosie's Kitchen upside down in the latest entry of this witty and humorous cozy mystery series by Mia P. Manansala. Things are heating up for Lila Macapagal. Not in her love life, which she insists on keeping nonexistent despite the attention of two very eligible bachelors. Or her professional life, since she can't bring herself to open her new café after the unpleasantness that occurred a few months ago at her aunt's Filipino restaurant, Tita Rosie's Kitchen. No, things are heating up quite literally, since summer, her least favorite season, has just started. To add to her feelings of sticky unease, Lila's little town of Shady Palms has resurrected the Miss Teen Shady Palms Beauty Pageant, which she won many years ago—a fact that serves as a wedge between Lila and her cousin slash rival, Bernadette. But when the head judge of the pageant is murdered and Bernadette becomes the main suspect, the two must put aside their differences and solve the case—because it looks like one of them might be next.

Playing Hard to Master

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sparrow Beckett
  • ISBN : 0698198530
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 238
  • Readers : 1501

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Pleasure and pain once again intertwine in the second installment of Sparrow Beckett’s Masters Unleashed series. Known as a brat in the kink community, Everly can intimidate even the most experienced Dom. Then she meets Ambrose, a dominant who finds her ways amusing. Not only does he charm the pants off her, he makes her crave his mastery. After being abandoned by his submissive, Ambrose has avoided any serious connections—until he meets Everly, who refuses to be ignored. But just when he thinks he’s found the perfect sub, he finds out she’s an anti-poverty activist with harsh opinions about the rich. Telling her he’s wealthy will ruin everything, but he can’t collar her with a huge lie hanging over them. Will the best thing that’s ever happened to him walk away when she finds out the truth?

The Art of Halo Infinite

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  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Author : Microsoft,343 Industries
  • ISBN : 1506720102
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 5309

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Master Chief is back. The legendary super soldier returns in Halo Infinite. 343 Industries and Microsoft are building the biggest and most visually spectacular Halo yet. Halo Infinite debuts on the Xbox family of consoles, including Xbox Series X, Microsoft's latest and most powerful game console. To take full advantage of its prodigious graphical prowess, 343 Industries built an all-new, next-generation game engine, giving their world-class artists the tools and technology to realize the worlds, war, and wonder of the Halo universe in unprecedented style and fidelity. 343 Industries have given Dark Horse access to the art and artists who've brought Halo Infinite to vibrant, vivid life. It's all here in unparalleled detail, the heroes you've grown to love--the Master Chief, the brave soldiers of the UNSC, as well as the weapons, vehicles, villains and vistas--and of course, the eponymous and magnificent environments of Halo itself. The Art of Halo Infinite also features a brand-new cover from legendary concept artist and Halo Infinite's Art Director, Sparth! Join us as we take you from concept to launch inside the artwork of the most ambitious Halo game to date.

Nanosatellites

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Rogerio Atem de Carvalho,Jaime Estela,Martin Langer
  • ISBN : 1119042054
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 712
  • Readers : 7151

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics Rogerio Atem de Carvalho, Instituto Federal Fluminense, Brazil Jaime Estela, Spectrum Aerospace Group, Germany and Peru Martin Langer, Technical University of Munich, Germany Covering the latest research on nanosatellites Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics comprehensively presents the latest research on the fast-developing area of nanosatellites. Divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with a brief history of nanosatellites and introduces nanosatellites technologies and payloads, also explaining how these are deployed into space. The second section provides an overview of the ground segment and operations, and the third section focuses on the regulations, policies, economics, and future trends. Key features: Payloads for nanosatellites Nanosatellites components design Examines the cost of development of nanosatellites. Covers the latest policies and regulations. Considers future trends for nanosatellites. Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics is a comprehensive reference for researchers and practitioners working with nanosatellites in the aerospace industry.

Lippincott Nursing Procedures

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Lippincott
  • ISBN : 1975120833
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Number of Pages : 884
  • Readers : 7205

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Lippincott Nursing Procedures, 8e, is a start-to-finish guide to more than 400 nursing procedures--from basic to advanced. This reference outlines every procedure, lists equipment, details each step, and includes rationales and cautions to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes. Concise, clear content targets key information needed to perform nursing procedures safely and accurately at the bedside. Tips, alerts, checklists, illustrations, and tables provide clarity and quick access to key procedural information. Organized alphabetically for easy accessibility, the book includes basic and advanced procedures on key topics, including infection control, specimen collection, physical treatments, drug administration, IV therapy, and hemodynamic monitoring, as well as procedures related to body systems such as chest tubes, peripheral nerve stimulation, and intra-abdominal pressure monitoring.

Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 1464963282
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Number of Pages : 8862
  • Readers : 9119

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Issues in General Physics Research / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about General Physics Research. The editors have built Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about General Physics Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Halo: Silent Storm

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Troy Denning
  • ISBN : 1501138391
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 8628

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Master Chief story and original full-length novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! 2526. It has been a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. Now the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understands virtually nothing about its new enemy. There are only two certainties—the Covenant is determined to eradicate humanity, and they have the superior technology to do just that. The UNSC’s only hope lies with the Spartans: enhanced supersoldiers raised and trained from childhood via a clandestine black ops project to be living weapons. Their designated commander, Petty Officer John-117, has been assigned to lead the Spartans on a desperate counterattack designed to rock the Covenant back on its heels, and to buy humanity the time it needs to gather intelligence and prepare its defenses. But not everyone wants the Spartans to succeed. A coalition of human insurrectionist leaders believes an alliance with the Covenant to be its best hope of finally winning independence from the Unified Earth Government. To further their plans, the insurrectionists have dispatched a sleeper agent to sabotage the UNSC counterattack—and ensure that John-117 and the Spartans never return from battle....

Finite Theory of the Universe, Dark Matter Disproof and Faster-Than-Light Speed

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Phil Bouchard
  • ISBN : 9781468540208
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Number of Pages : 72
  • Readers : 6108

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The mathematical representation of General Relativity uses a four dimensional reference frame to position an object in time and space and tells us time is a linear variable that can have both a negative and positive value. This therefore implies time becomes itself a dimension and causes the theory to open doors to ideas such as: singularity, wormhole, paradoxes, etc. You will learn from this book a new mathematical model that is being suggested which is based on classical mechanics. The theory is objective and predicts low scale GPS gravitational time dilation, perihelion precession disparity, gravitational light bending, artificial faster-than-light motion, up to the rotation curve for all galaxies, natural faster-than-light galactic expansion and even the constitution of a black hole. You will enjoy how this book shows Einstein to be wrong and how faster-than-light travel is not science-fiction.

Unified Field Theory

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Phil Bouchard
  • ISBN : 1504927141
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Number of Pages : 76
  • Readers : 3342

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this book, a new gravitational theory is being suggested to replace general relativity. The theory is objective and predicts low-scale GPS gravitational time dilation, perihelion precession disparity, gravitational light bending, artificial faster-than-light motion, up to the rotation curve for all galaxies, natural faster-than-light universe expansion, and can even explain the black holes! In practical terms, this means the following: We can achieve infinite speed. We can also easily time travel into the future. It follows levitation, also derived from the theory. You will also find many reasons why general relativity is wrong and how to verify this experimentally!

Heaven

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Alexandra Adornetto
  • ISBN : 1466825820
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 7071

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet. Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don't tell Beth's archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens. The only way Bethany and can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can't reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?

An Atlas of Skeletal Trauma in Medico-Legal Contexts

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Soren Blau,David Ranson,Chris O'Donnell
  • ISBN : 0128037946
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Number of Pages : 796
  • Readers : 5808

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) is increasingly used in forensic pathology practice in many jurisdictions. Such imaging has expanded the capacity to evaluate skeletal trauma improving the visualisation, documentation and presentation of forensic findings. Typically when deceased persons are located and exhibit evidence of trauma, forensic pathologist, anthropologists and radiologists base their interpretations of the mechanism of trauma on their experience and understanding of the biomechanics of fractures as well as recognisable patterns of injury. In order to augment this process, An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma presents a range of de-identified adult and child skeletal trauma cases that occur in medico-legal contexts where the cause of death and mechanism of trauma are recorded. An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma includes comprehensive photographs and PMCT images as well as descriptive text. Presents a valuable guide to the interpretation of skeletal trauma for practitioners and students of forensic anthropology, pathology and radiology Provides coverage of skeletal trauma cases resulting from high and low velocity projectiles, low energy blunt force (e.g., assaults involving various implements, hangings, strangulations, falls), high energy blunt force (e.g., motor vehicle and aviation incidents), and more Includes case studies with written and visual descriptions, discussions and up-to-date literature review

Digital Entrepreneurship and Global Innovation

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Hosu, Ioan,Iancu, Ioana
  • ISBN : 1522509542
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 301
  • Readers : 2545

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Succeeding in the modern business world is a multi-faceted endeavor that involves numerous parts. By implementing effective strategies, companies can strive toward achieving a competitive advantage. Digital Entrepreneurship and Global Innovation is a pivotal reference source for the latest academic material on strategic entrepreneurship initiatives to facilitate organizational growth and success, focusing on the role of digital technologies in business environments. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, industry perspectives, and emerging methodologies, this book is ideally designed for professionals, practitioners, upper-level students, and researchers involved in the field of entrepreneurship.

Conflict Resolution in De Facto States

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Sebastian Relitz
  • ISBN : 1000623009
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Readers : 3363

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book explores the challenges of conflict resolution in protracted conflicts, and conceptualises and analyses the practice of engagement without recognition in de facto states. Increasingly, engagement without recognition is seen as a promising approach to conflict resolution in de facto states, but little is known about its implementation and results. This book addresses that lacuna and develops an analytical model to assess international engagement, focusing on implementation on the ground. This model enables a comprehensive analysis of international engagement's scope, areas, and methods. Further, the book also explores the context of engagement in de facto states, which has a significant impact on its implementation and results. In this way, the book also advances our understanding of the opportunities, obstacles, and limitations of engagement without recognition. The analysis is based on the current EU engagement in Abkhazia and draws from other cases in the Caucasus, eastern Europe, and beyond, and finds that international engagement with de facto states is more comprehensive and multifaceted than previously known. However, it also faces some distinct challenges and produces modest results. Finally, the book provides practical recommendations on how to better utlilize the peacebuilding potential of engagement without recognition. This book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, statehood, peace and conflict studies, and International Relations.

New Challenges for Knowledge

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Renaud Fabre
  • ISBN : 1119378095
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 9000

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Digital technologies are reshaping every field of social and economic lives, so do they in the world of scientific knowledge. “The New Challenges of Knowledge” aims at understanding how the new digital technologies alter the production, diffusion and valorization of knowledge. We propose to give an insight into the economical, geopolitical and political stakes of numeric in knowledge in different countries. Law is at the center of this evolution, especially in the case of national and international confusion about Internet, Science and knowledge.