Android Programming

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Erik Hellman
  • ISBN : 111871735X
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 1376

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Unleash the power of the Android OS and build the kinds ofbrilliant, innovative apps users love to use If you already know your way around the Android OS and can builda simple Android app in under an hour, this book is for you. Ifyou’re itching to see just how far you can push it anddiscover what Android is really capable of, it’s for you. Andif you’re ready to learn how to build advanced, intuitive,innovative apps that are a blast to use, this book isdefinitely for you. From custom views and advanced multi-touch gestures, tointegrating online web services and exploiting the latestgeofencing and activity recognition features, ace Androiddeveloper, Erik Hellman, delivers expert tips, tricks andlittle-known techniques for pushing the Android envelope so youcan: Optimize your components for the smoothest user experiencepossible Create your own custom Views Push the boundaries of the Android SDK Master Android Studio and Gradle Make optimal use of the Android audio, video and graphicsAPIs Program in Text-To-Speech and Speech Recognition Make the most of the new Android maps and location API Use Android connectivity technologies to communicate withremote devices Perform background processing Use Android cryptography APIs Find and safely use hidden Android APIs Cloud-enable your applications with Google Play Services Distribute and sell your applications on Google Play Store Learn how to unleash the power of Android and transform yourapps from good to great in Android Programming: Pushing theLimits.

Crossing the Line

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Katie McGarry
  • ISBN : 1488086397
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 8859

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Katie McGarry captivated readers with her “riveting, emotional”* young adult fiction debut, Pushing the Limits. In this gripping companion novella, she tells the story of Lila and Lincoln, who discover that sometimes it’s worth crossing the line for love… Lila McCormick first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most. Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness-and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves. Look for more contemporary YA by Katie McGarry with Pushing the Limits and Dare You To from Harlequin TEEN. *Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series “Brimming with dark memories, veiled secrets, and steamy moments.” —Publishers Weekly on Pushing the Limits Originally published in April 2013.

Breaking the Rules

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Katie McGarry
  • ISBN : 1488091692
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 9132

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Book 5 in Katie McGarry’s award-winning, powerful and romantic Pushing the Limits series, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins and Simone Elkeles! “Amazing, heartbreaking, sexy and sweet…” —Monica Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series “Echo and Noah stole my heart—and my breath—again. Bravo, Ms. McGarry, for another gripping, romantic ride.” —Tammara Webber, New York Times bestselling author of Easy “Highly emotional and hugely inspiring... I had an ache in my chest as I turned each page…” —Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street A summer road trip changes everything… For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so . . . different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything—except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for. But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants—even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves. Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah’s more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he’d be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn seriously epic. Originally published in December 2014.

Chasing Impossible

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Katie McGarry
  • ISBN : 1488091706
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 4788

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Book 6 in Katie McGarry’s award-winning, powerful and romantic Pushing the Limits series, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins and Simone Elkeles! Tough and independent, seventeen-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. But when a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own. Logan has his own reasons for wanting to keep Abby at arm’s length. But he never expected to find in her the one person who might help him face the demons he’s tried so hard to run from. Together, Abby and Logan will have to make a decision: let their current circumstances weigh them down forever…or fight for the future they both thought was impossible. Originally published in July 2016.

Pushing the Limits

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : Henry Petroski
  • ISBN : 0307427366
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7911

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Here are two dozen tales in the grand adventure of engineering from the Henry Petroski, who has been called America’s poet laureate of technology. Pushing the Limits celebrates some of the largest things we have created–bridges, dams, buildings--and provides a startling new vision of engineering’s past, its present, and its future. Along the way it highlights our greatest successes, like London’s Tower Bridge; our most ambitious projects, like China’s Three Gorges Dam; our most embarrassing moments, like the wobbly Millennium Bridge in London; and our greatest failures, like the collapse of the twin towers on September 11. Throughout, Petroski provides fascinating and provocative insights into the world of technology with his trademark erudition and enthusiasm for the subject.

The Seven Longest Yards

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Chris Norton,Emily Norton
  • ISBN : 0310356938
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 1793

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He was told he'd never walk again. She was losing hope that she'd ever feel whole again. This is their miraculous true story of defying the impossible. "In my very first impression of Chris, I was blown away by his determination to stay positive, do the work, and trust that God had a bigger story in mind . . . this book is a master class in the power of perseverance." -Tim Tebow Quadriplegics simply do not walk again - yet millions watched as Chris Norton defied incredible odds and took step by impossible step across his graduation stage. With his fiancée Emily by his side, those unbelievable steps became the start of an extraordinary journey for them both. Told from both of their unique perspectives, this moving story invites you to find, as Chris and Emily have, that God can transform our lowest points into life's greatest gifts. In a moment, Chris went from a talented college football player with a promising future to a quadriplegic with a 3 percent chance of ever moving or feeling anything below his neck, much less walking again. Determined to prove the doctors wrong, he pushed himself through grueling, daily workouts to achieve his goal four years later: walking the stage to receive his college diploma with Emily's help, and to the world's astonished applause. Meanwhile, Emily faced her own challenges as she sunk into a deep battle against anxiety and depression, despite her life's outward blessings. Day by day, decision by decision, Chris and Emily committed themselves to taking the extra step, trusting God, and leaning on the help of others. In a story of courageous faith and grit, this extraordinary couple's journey ultimately led them to tackle the seven longest yards - down the wedding aisle and into a new life together. And what a new life it is: Chris and Emily have adopted five beautiful girls and welcomed foster children - seventeen and counting! - into their home and hearts. Let this book be your inspiration for defying your own impossible, and finding joy on the other side.

Crash Into You

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Katie McGarry
  • ISBN : 1488091676
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 490
  • Readers : 8518

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a romance forged in the fast lane The girl with straight A's and the perfect life—that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy family…and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker—a guy she has no business even talking to. But after the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind. The last thing Isaiah needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks. But when their shared love of street racing puts their lives in jeopardy, Isaiah and Rachel will have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Vicki Hines-Martin,Fannie M. Cox,Henry R. Cunningham
  • ISBN : 0429799462
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 260
  • Readers : 4040

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships illustrates the value of libraries and their resources through an array of alliances to improve health and enhance people's lives. It is unique in its illustration of key principles of collaboration, partner engagement, shared leadership, project development and outcomes measurement, as well as the challenges inherent in collaborations among diverse partners. The book includes collaboration exemplars focused on education, health, information literacy and capacity building for populations that experience access and resource disparities. It highlights the innovative use of existing assets, environments and diverse professions to broaden access to resources and information to those in need. The strategies, challenges, outcomes and lessons learned that are described in the volume have application for a variety of settings and populations. Highlighting the key role that libraries play in guiding successful interprofessional collaborations with communities, Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships should be of interest to academics, students and professionals engaged in library and information science, education, health care, social services and community organizations.

Red at Night

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Katie McGarry
  • ISBN : 1460317920
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 100
  • Readers : 3058

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: More Than Words: Bestselling authors and real-life heroines Every year, Harlequin's More Than Words award is given to three real-life heroines, women whose courage and vision have helped change people's lives for the better. Once again, three bestselling Harlequin authors have written stories inspired by these remarkable women. In Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery. Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him…. Look for all three ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: Red at Night by Katie McGarry, You Are Here by Liz Fichera and The Gift of a Good Start by Earl Sewell. Visit the Harlequin More Than Words website, at www.harlequinmorethanwords.com, or your favorite ebook retailer to download these free novellas today.

Out of My Mind

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • ISBN : 1416980458
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 2970

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

The Art of War

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • ISBN : 9390960037
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Readers : 4647

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Art of War is an enduring classic that holds a special place in the culture and history of East Asia. An ancient Chinese text on the philosophy and politics of warfare and military strategy, the treatise was written in 6th century B.C. by a warrior-philosopher now famous all over the world as Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu's teachings remain as relevant to leaders and strategists today as they were to rulers and military generals in ancient times. Divided into thirteen chapters and written succinctly, The Art of War is a must-read for anybody who works in a competitive environment.

Take Me On

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Katie McGarry
  • ISBN : 1488091684
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 545
  • Readers : 3480

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Book 4 in Katie McGarry’s award-winning, powerful and romantic Pushing the Limits series, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins and Simone Elkeles! “McGarry has written another knock-out hit—gritty, hot and just as enthralling as always” -RT Book Reviews Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can’t stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help. West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her—fighting for her—is a shot at redemption. Especially since it’s his fault his family is falling apart. He can’t change the past, but maybe he can change Haley’s future. Haley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they’ll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for. Originally published in May 2014.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • ISBN : 0309142393
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Number of Pages : 348
  • Readers : 9633

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Andrew Futter
  • ISBN : 1136655301
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 230
  • Readers : 1062

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book examines the transformation in US thinking about the role of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) in national security policy since the end of the Cold War. The evolution of the BMD debate after the Cold War has been complex, complicated and punctuated. As this book shows, the debate and subsequent policy choices would often appear to reflect neither the particular requirements of the international system for US security at any given time, nor indeed the current capabilities of BMD technology. Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy traces the evolution of policy from the zero-sum debates that surrounded the Strategic Defense Initiative as Ronald Reagan left office, up to the relative political consensus that exists around a limited BMD deployment in 2012. The book shows how and why policy evolved in such a complex manner during this period, and explains the strategic reasoning and political pressures shaping BMD policy under each of the presidents who have held office since 1989. Ultimately, this volume demonstrates how relative advancements in technology, combined with growth in the perceived missile threat, gradually shifted the contours and rhythm of the domestic missile defence debate in the US towards acceptance and normalisation. This book will be of much interest to students of missile defence and arms control, US national security policy, strategic studies and international relations in general.

The Laws of Human Nature

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Robert Greene
  • ISBN : 0698184548
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 624
  • Readers : 2076

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

Pushing Her Limits

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sparrow Beckett
  • ISBN : 0451488377
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 244
  • Readers : 2739

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The author of Fueling His Hunger, Sparrow Beckett revs up the Masters of Adrenaline series to maximum velocity... When it comes to boosting cars, Atlas Larson is the best of the best. Being the king of car thieves doesn’t leave much time for loving—in the fast lane or otherwise—until he finds himself most wanted by a woman as driven as he is. As the only female detective in an all boys club, Mila Palmer has a lot to prove. Busting a car theft ring will put her career on the map, and the tall, blond, and wicked leader of this crew hasn’t been too cautious about covering his tracks. When Atlas’s and Mila’s signals cross, the spark between them threatens to set the city on fire. Getting their kicks playing cop and robber with bondage cuffs is one thing, but if they actually fall in love, either Mila will have to turn in her badge or Atlas will have to turn himself in... Praise for Sparrow Beckett “Provocative, sassy and dangerous—a sensually lethal combination!”—New York Times Bestselling Author Eden Bradley “Beckett gives BDSM a fun, fresh, and flirty edge.”—New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare

It Ends with Us

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • ISBN : 1501110373
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 9362

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

The Founder's Dilemmas

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Noam Wasserman
  • ISBN : 1400841933
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 8418

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A guide to the early decisions that can make or break startup ventures Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. The Founder's Dilemmas is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and its team. Drawing on a decade of research, Noam Wasserman reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them. He looks at whether it is a good idea to cofound with friends or relatives, how and when to split the equity within the founding team, and how to recognize when a successful founder-CEO should exit or be fired. Wasserman explains how to anticipate, avoid, or recover from disastrous mistakes that can splinter a founding team, strip founders of control, and leave founders without a financial payoff for their hard work and innovative ideas. He highlights the need at each step to strike a careful balance between controlling the startup and attracting the best resources to grow it, and demonstrates why the easy short-term choice is often the most perilous in the long term. The Founder's Dilemmas draws on the inside stories of founders like Evan Williams of Twitter and Tim Westergren of Pandora, while mining quantitative data on almost ten thousand founders. People problems are the leading cause of failure in startups. This book offers solutions.

Pushing the Limits: Life, Marathons & Kokoda

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Kurt Fearnley
  • ISBN : 1743483058
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9907

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When Kurt Fearnley was a kid, he would leave his wheelechair at the front gate and go exploring with his brothers and sisters. 'You're going to have to be stronger than we are,' they told him, 'and we know you will be.' The boy from Carcoar was raised to believe he could do anything. At fifteen, he won his first medal. Then he conquered the world, winning three Paralympic gold medals, seven world championships and more than 35 marathons. A world-beater in and out of his wheelchair, Kurt is a true Australian champion. Inspiring, exhilarating and highly entertaining, Pushing the Limits takes us inside the mind of a kid with a disability growing up in a tiny town, a teenager finding his place in the world, and an elite sportsman who refuses to give up, no matter how extreme the challenge. 'Kurt Fearnley is the most inspiring figure in Australian sport, and this is a wondrous tale.' Peter FitzSimons 'There are only possibilities in Kurt's world. If you say he can't, he will.' Steve Waugh 'I love this bloke. Not only is he, in my opinion, Australia's greatest athlete, but he has such an enormous heart and zest for life. What Kurt does for the general community, and particularly for athletes with disabilities, is truly inspiring.' David Koch 'Kurt Fearnley gives life a good name.' Andrew Denton 'Aside from all the medals, accolades and achievements, in my humble opinion it is his larrikin sense of humour, positive attitude to life, never forgetting where he comes from and his belief that there is nothing he can't do that makes him a national treasure.' Layne Beachley

The Inner Game of Tennis

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : W. Timothy Gallwey
  • ISBN : 0307758850
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 7722

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Master your game from the inside out! With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to • focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions • find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best • build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed. “Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

This One Moment

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Stina Lindenblatt
  • ISBN : 1777262593
  • Publisher : Stina Lindenblatt
  • Number of Pages : 280
  • Readers : 7937

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Two former best friends secretly in love with each other. The night that tore them apart. And the tragic event that will bring them together—and test their love for one another. When I skipped town six years ago to pursue my music career, I wanted to start a new life and escape the memories of my broken family. The one thing I knew I wouldn’t be able to forget was Hailey Wilkins—my best friend and the girl I left behind. Now my days are filled with my band’s nonstop touring, late-night recording sessions, and eager groupies. But when I hear that Hailey is in a coma, I drop everything to be by her side. **** After I finally admitted to myself six years ago that I was in love with my best friend, Nolan Kincaid, he left our hometown and never contacted me again. But after a brutal attack lands me in the ICU, Nolan rushes home, acting like nothing has changed between us, risking his band’s recording contract. With my attacker still at large, I’m desperate to remember the night that ended with me in a coma. Desperate to remember before Nolan’s life can be destroyed again and before my heart once more gets caught in the crossfire…. This One Moment is a standalone romance. All the books in the series can be read in any order. The novel was originally published under the same title by a traditional publisher. “A well-written story that kept me entertained from start to finish.”—Harlequin Junkie “I love that Stina Lindenblatt was able to layer this book with so much depth, mystery, hurt, friendship, and of course love.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages “I loved this book; this is romance at its best, this is that perfect ending we all read romance for, this is an absolutely beautifully told love story.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews “Very satisfying . . . Stina Lindenblatt is a new author to me and a very good one I may add. . . . I will sure keep an eye on her in the future. She is really worth it!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends “The story is amazing and the suspense is thrilling.”—Just One More Chapter “Filled with emotion, intensity, a lot of sexual tension and the perfect amount of heat.”—About That Story KEYWORDS: rockstar romance, lead singer, happily ever after, love books, love stories, romantic novels, sexually romantic books, contemporary romance, guaranteed HEA, handicap, friends-to-lovers, amnesia, amnesia romance, second chance, second chance romance, best friend romance

Sky's the Limit

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Sky Brown
  • ISBN : 0593223284
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 4237

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Find the courage to dream big with words of wisdom from 13-year-old professional skateboarder and 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Sky Brown! When it comes to pushing the limits and breaking the mold, Sky Brown is a pro. A skateboarder, surfer, and Olympic athlete, she became Team Great Britain's youngest ever medalist after winning the bronze in 2021. And as one of the first-ever winners of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, she knows what it means to take risks and never back down from a challenge. This collection of inspirational quotes from Sky--accompanied by photographs of the rising star--is the perfect gift for anyone who dares to dream. Sky believes that you can do anything if you set your mind to it. Just remember her motto: Be brave, be strong, have fun, and do it because you love it!

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse
  • ISBN : 0309459575
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Number of Pages : 482
  • Readers : 6481

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function. In the context of the growing opioid problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an Opioids Action Plan in early 2016. As part of this plan, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to update the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 8710

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Psychology of Socialism

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Gustave Le Bon
  • ISBN : 1351475894
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 466
  • Readers : 1568

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism primarily as religious movements. The emotionalism and hysteria of the period-especially as manifested during the Dreyfuss Affair-convinced Le Bon that most political controversy is based neither on reasoned deliberation nor rational interest, but on a psychology that partakes of contatgion andhysteria. Le Bon points to the irrationality of religion and uses the religiosity of socialism to debunk socialism as an irrational movement based on hatred and jealousy.

The Odyssey

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Homer
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Number of Pages : 451
  • Readers : 5210

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • ISBN : 8194790891
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 4713

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Do you feel stuck in life, not knowing how to make it more successful? Do you wish to become more popular? Are you craving to earn more? Do you wish to expand your horizon, earn new clients and win people over with your ideas? How to Win Friends and Influence People is a well-researched and comprehensive guide that will help you through these everyday problems and make success look easier. You can learn to expand your social circle, polish your skill set, find ways to put forward your thoughts more clearly, and build mental strength to counter all hurdles that you may come across on the path to success. Having helped millions of readers from the world over achieve their goals, the clearly listed techniques and principles will be the answers to all your questions.

The Golden House

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN : 0735273588
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 5270

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One of the truly great writers of the century reaches beyond the very top of his game in this uncannily timely knockout of a novel. In quality and compelling scope, this is Rushdie's The Godfather meets The Great Gatsby--an unparalleled modern-day American thriller, with wonderful, moving characters and a grippingly entertaining story straight out of today's headlines, set against the panorama of American culture and politics from the inauguration of Obama to post-election Trump. When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves as emperors living in a lavish house in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society, even as Nero Golden continues to raise huge buildings carrying his name in gold letters. The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful former model, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work that could ruin Nero Golden forever. Invoking literature, pop culture and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, and identity politics; Gamergate; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendancy of Superman and Batwoman and the superhero movie; and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic villain with painted skin and coloured hair.

Capillary Fluid Exchange

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Joshua Scallan,Virginia Huxley
  • ISBN : 1615040676
  • Publisher : Biota Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 94
  • Readers : 7919

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The partition of fluid between the vascular and interstitial compartments is regulated by forces (hydrostatic and oncotic) operating across the microvascular walls and the surface areas of permeable structures comprising the endothelial barrier to fluid and solute exchange, as well as within the extracellular matrix and lymphatics. In addition to its role in the regulation of vascular volume, transcapillary fluid filtration also allows for continuous turnover of water bathing tissue cells, providing the medium for diffusional flux of oxygen and nutrients required for cellular metabolism and removal of metabolic byproducts. Transendothelial volume flow has also been shown to influence vascular smooth muscle tone in arterioles, hydraulic conductivity in capillaries, and neutrophil transmigration across postcapillary venules, while the flow of this filtrate through the interstitial spaces functions to modify the activities of parenchymal, resident tissue, and metastasizing tumor cells. Likewise, the flow of lymph, which is driven by capillary filtration, is important for the transport of immune and tumor cells, antigen delivery to lymph nodes, and for return of filtered fluid and extravasated proteins to the blood. Given this background, the aims of this treatise are to summarize our current understanding of the factors involved in the regulation of transcapillary fluid movement, how fluid movements across the endothelial barrier and through the interstitium and lymphatic vessels influence cell function and behavior, and the pathophysiology of edema formation. Table of Contents: Fluid Movement Across the Endothelial Barrier / The Interstitium / The Lymphatic Vasculature / Pathophysiology of Edema Formation

Climate Change and Food Security

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Elizabeth Thomas Hope
  • ISBN : 1315469723
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Number of Pages : 226
  • Readers : 5573

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Global climatic change has resulted in new and unpredictable patterns of precipitation and temperature, the increased frequency of extreme weather events and rising sea levels. These changes impact all four aspects of food security – availability, accessibility, stability of supply and appropriate nourishment – as well as the entire food system – food production, marketing, processing, distribution and prices. Climate Change and Food Security focuses on the challenge to food security posed by a changing climate. The book brings together many of the critical global concerns of climate change and food security through local cases based on empirical studies undertaken in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Focusing on risk reduction and the complex nature of vulnerability to climate change, the book includes chapters on the responsiveness of farmers based on traditional knowledge, as well as the critical phenomenon of food insecurity in the urban setting. Other chapters are devoted to efforts made to strengthen resilience through long-term development, with interventions at the regional and national levels of scale. It also examines cross-cutting themes that underlie the strategies employed to achieve food security, including equity, gender, livelihoods and governance. This edited volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, food security, environmental management and sustainable development.

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 130 – PUSHING BACK AGAINST TECH TYRANNY PDF Download

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : atlantisrising.com
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Atlantis Rising magazine
  • Number of Pages : 88
  • Readers : 7604

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In This 88-page edition: POPULAR CULTURE PUSHING BACK AGAINST TECH TYRANNY Can the “New Luddites”Close Pandora’s Box? BY SUSAN B. MARTINEZ, Ph.D. ANCIENT MYSTERIES THE PROSECUTION DOESN’T REST Evidence for Crime in the Great Pyramid Continues to Mount BY SCOTT CREIGHTON LOST HISTORY SEARCHING FOR ANTILIA & HYPERBOREA Atlantis and Lemuria Were Not the Only Legendary Destinations of Antiquity BY FRANK JOSEPH THE UNEXPLAINED SOCRATES & HIS INNER VOICE Was the Great Philosopher Mentally Ill, or Something Else? BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D. ANCIENT MYSTERIES PORTALS TO THE MULTIVERSE? Is There More to Indigenous Petroglyphs than Meets the Eye? BY KEN WELLS THE UNEXPLAINED A. CONAN DOYLE & THE FAIRIES Why Did the Creator of Sherlock Holmes Stake so Much on His Case for Little People? BY HUNTER LIGUORE CRYPTOZOOLOGY WHERE BE DRAGONS? What If the Stories Were Not Entirely Imaginary BY STEVEN SORA ALTERNATIVE HISTORY THE RIDDLES OF TIME Do the Orthodox Schedules of Our Past Really Line Up with the Facts? BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER ANCIENT AMERICA LADY LIBERTY & INDIGENOUS MOTHER WISDOM The Ancient Bond Between Native Americans and the Goddess in New York Harbor BY ROBERT HIERONIMUS, Ph.D. & LAURA E. CORTNER FUTURE SCIENCE ‘IMPOSSIBLE‘ MATERIAL USHERS IN THE GRAPHENE AGE The Stuff the Journals Rejected Is Now the Coming “Revolution“ BY JEANE MANNING THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST BY MICHAEL CREMO THE ‘SILURIAN HYPOTHESIS‘ RECONSIDERED ASTROLOGY GODDESS SIGNS Astrology of the Sacred Feminine BY JULIE LOAR PUBLISHER‘S LETTER LIFE-SUSTAINING RESOURCES FROM DEAD SPACE ROCKS? BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

All the Feels

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Olivia Dade
  • ISBN : 006300559X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 399
  • Readers : 3213

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Following Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade returns with another utterly charming romantic comedy about a devil-may-care actor—who actually cares more than anyone knows—and the no-nonsense woman hired to keep him in line. "An absolutely witty, swoon worthy behind the scenes romp! Delightful from beginning to end!"--Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, Gods of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he's dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling. Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Compared to her previous work, watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn’t be especially difficult. But the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep her professional remove and her heart intact, especially when she discovers the reasons behind his recklessness…not to mention his Cupid fanfiction habit. When another scandal lands Alex in major hot water and costs Lauren her job, she’ll have to choose between protecting him and offering him what he really wants—her. But he’s determined to keep his improbably short, impossibly stubborn, and extremely endearing minder in his life any way he can. And on a road trip up the California coast together, he intends to show her exactly what a falling star will do to catch the woman he loves: anything at all.

The South China Sea Arbitration

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Yoshifumi Tanaka
  • ISBN : 1509924825
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 3077

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Beyond the scope of the dispute settlement between the Philippines and China, the South China Sea arbitral award can be thought to significantly influence the development of international law and the law of the sea. Accordingly, this book seeks to examine the South China Sea arbitration from the perspective of the development of public international law and its limitations. Specifically it addresses the issues of jurisdiction of the Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal, the historic rights, the legal status of maritime features, the lawfulness of various activities of China, and the role of the South China Sea arbitration in the international dispute settlement. In considering these issues, this book examines the South China Sea arbitration in three respects: (i) the clarification of relevant rules and obligations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as international law, (ii) the protection of community interests at sea, and (iii) considerations of time elements in international law.

Powering the Internet of Things With 5G Networks

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Mohanan, Vasuky,Budiarto, Rahmat,Aldmour, Ismat
  • ISBN : 1522528008
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 6697

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With the rise of mobile and wireless technologies, more sustainable networks are necessary to support such communications. These next generation networks can now be utilized to strengthen the growing era of the Internet of Things. Powering the Internet of Things With 5G Networks is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the progression and design of fifth generation networks and their role in supporting the Internet of Things. Including a range of perspectives on topics such as privacy and security, large scale monitoring, and scalable architectures, this book is ideally designed for technology developers, academics, researchers, and practitioners interested in the convergence of the Internet of Things and 5G networks.

UN Emergency Peace Service and the Responsibility to Protect

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Annie Herro
  • ISBN : 1317812301
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 168
  • Readers : 9539

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book examines the attitudes of political, military and non-state actors towards the idea of a UN Emergency Peace Service, and the issues that might affect the establishment of this service in both theory and practice. The United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) is a civil society-led idea to establish a permanent UN service to improve UN peace operations as well as to operationalise the emerging norm of the ‘responsibility to protect’ civilians from atrocity crimes. The UNEPS proposal has received limited support. The book argues that interest in, and support for, the UNEPS proposal is determined by perceptions that it would erode state sovereignty, the extent to which the principles of the proposal are consistent with actors’ views on the world and perceptions on whether UNEPS will realistically be capable of contributing to the workings of the UN and regional peacekeeping systems in areas that are seen to be deficient. This book makes the case for localising the UNEPS proposal so that it is more consistent with attitudes of those consulted for this research. It concludes that the development of a series of less ambitious proposals could be the first steps to creating a rapidly deployable service with the mandate to prevent atrocity crimes. This book will be of much interest to students of peace operations, the Responsibility to Protect, international organisations, IR and security studies.

The Night Always Comes

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Willy Vlautin
  • ISBN : 0063035103
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 6961

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Willy Vlautin is not known for happy endings, but there’s something here that defies the downward pull. In the end, Lynette is pure life force: fierce and canny and blazing through a city that no longer has space for her, and it’s all Portland’s loss.”—Portland Monthly Magazine Award-winning author Willy Vlautin explores the impact of trickle-down greed and opportunism of gentrification on ordinary lives in this scorching novel that captures the plight of a young woman pushed to the edge as she fights to secure a stable future for herself and her family. Barely thirty, Lynette is exhausted. Saddled with bad credit and juggling multiple jobs, some illegally, she’s been diligently working to buy the house she lives in with her mother and developmentally disabled brother Kenny. Portland’s housing prices have nearly quadrupled in fifteen years, and the owner is giving them a good deal. Lynette knows it’s their last best chance to own their own home—and obtain the security they’ve never had. While she has enough for the down payment, she needs her mother to cover the rest of the asking price. But a week before they’re set to sign the loan papers, her mother gets cold feet and reneges on her promise, pushing Lynette to her limits to find the money they need. Set over two days and two nights, The Night Always Comes follows Lynette’s frantic search—an odyssey of hope and anguish that will bring her face to face with greedy rich men and ambitious hustlers, those benefiting and those left behind by a city in the throes of a transformative boom. As her desperation builds and her pleas for help go unanswered, Lynette makes a dangerous choice that sets her on a precarious, frenzied spiral. In trying to save her family’s future, she is plunged into the darkness of her past, and forced to confront the reality of her life. A heart wrenching portrait of a woman hungry for security and a home in a rapidly changing city, The Night Always Comes raises the difficult questions we are often too afraid to ask ourselves: What is the price of gentrification, and how far are we really prepared to go to achieve the American Dream? Is the American dream even attainable for those living at the edges? Or for too many of us, is it only a hollow promise?

Space Law

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Francis Lyall,Paul B. Larsen
  • ISBN : 1317051939
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 532
  • Readers : 9048

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Francis Lyall and Paul B. Larsen have been involved in teaching and researching space law for over 50 years. This new edition of their well-received text gathers together their knowledge and experience in readable form, and covers developments in all space applications, including space tourism, telecommunications, the ITU and finance. With an extensive citation of the literature, the discussion provides an excellent source for both students and practitioners.

The Social Design Reader

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  • Category : Design
  • Author : Elizabeth Resnick
  • ISBN : 1350026034
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 7577

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Social Design Reader explores the ways in which design can be a catalyst for social change. Bringing together key texts of the last fifty years, editor Elizabeth Resnick traces the emergence of the notion of socially responsible design. This volume represents the authentic voices of the thinkers, writers and designers who are helping to build a 'canon' of informed literature which documents the development of the discipline. The Social Design Reader is divided into three parts. Section 1: Making a Stand includes an introduction to the term 'social design' and features papers which explore its historical underpinnings. Section 2: Creating the Future documents the emergence of social design as a concept, as a nascent field of study, and subsequently as a rapidly developing professional discipline, and Section 3: A Sea Change is made up of papers acknowledging social design as a firmly established practice. Contextualising section introductions are provided to aid readers in understanding the original source material, while summary boxes clearly articulate how each text fits with the larger milieu of social design theory, methods, and practice.

Under the Rainbow

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Jeanette A. Auger,Kate Krug
  • ISBN : 1773633767
  • Publisher : Fernwood Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 289
  • Readers : 3327

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With contributions from Dayna B. Daniels & Judy Davidson, Valda Leighteizer and Ross Higgins Under the Rainbow is a primer on the social and political history and the everyday practices and processes of living queer lives in Canada. Framed through a life-course perspective, this book provides an overview of the historical and contemporary issues in the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and/or queer folk. The chapters in this text highlight the contributions of academics and community groups as well as individuals working on queer issues in Canada and focus primarily on contemporary Canadian material, introducing readers to topics such as law, history, health, education, youth, older persons, end of life decisions, social constructions of sexual identities, sports, transgender issues and issues experienced by lesbians and gay men living in Quebec.

Power, Knowledge, Animals

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : L. Johnson
  • ISBN : 113728417X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 172
  • Readers : 3202

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This work contributes to the development of a theoretical context of the politics of truth about animals. By applying and extending Foucault's theory of power, this work uncovers dominant and subjugated discourses about animals and describes power-knowledge associated with statements about animals that are understood to convey true things.