The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423155165
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 608
  • Readers : 9694

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423155114
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 9477

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk.

The Staff of Serapis

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1484721349
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 50
  • Readers : 9860

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself. This is the story fans have asked for, in which Annabeth Chase teams up with Sadie Kane. The demigod daughter of Athena and the young magician from Brooklyn House take on a larger-than-life foe from the ancient world. Perhaps even more disturbing than the power-hungry god they encounter is the revelation that he is being controlled by someone—someone all too familiar to Sadie. As a special bonus, the first chapter of THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, is included.

Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423190335
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 2258

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea--except that everything seems very wrong. Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on? Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all--including Leo--related to a god.

The Lightning Thief

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423140346
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 3858

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Book #1 in the NYT best-selling series, with cover art from the feature film, The Lightning Thief.

Sea of Monsters, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423131967
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 8230

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson—a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends. But things don't stay quiet for long...

Battle of the Labyrinth, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423131983
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 2159

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.

Last Olympian, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423131991
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 8388

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

Sea of Thieves: Athena's Fortune

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Chris Allcock
  • ISBN : 1683836766
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Readers : 3772

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Long ago, at the height of the Golden Age of Piracy, the infamous pirate Ramsey and his shipmates sacrificed everything to embark on an impossible journey into the Sea of Thieves. In the present day, Larinna, an ambitious stowaway determined to leave her mark on history, joins forces with a wild and adventurous captain seeking the greatest treasure ever buried. Separated by time but united by their drive to uncover the secrets of the Sea of Thieves, both crews will face tricks, traps, and malevolent horrors unleashed from the depths of the sea as each draws nearer to Athena’s Fortune. Take a deep breath and dive into an epic story based on Rare's thrilling shared-world adventure game Sea of Thieves, where aspiring pirates can set sail on exciting voyages. Discover the tales of famously fearsome pirates whose legends endure and whose plunder still lies buried, ready for the taking.

The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423170636
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 6320

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this lavishly illustrated guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.

The Odyssey

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Homer
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Number of Pages : 451
  • Readers : 7890

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Multimedia Forensics and Security

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Li, Chang-Tsun
  • ISBN : 1599048701
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 8942

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As information technology is rapidly progressing, an enormous amount of media can be easily exchanged through Internet and other communication networks. Increasing amounts of digital image, video, and music have created numerous information security issues and is now taken as one of the top research and development agendas for researchers, organizations, and governments worldwide. Multimedia Forensics and Security provides an in-depth treatment of advancements in the emerging field of multimedia forensics and security by tackling challenging issues such as digital watermarking for copyright protection, digital fingerprinting for transaction tracking, and digital camera source identification.

How to Find a Fox

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Nilah Magruder
  • ISBN : 1250141338
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 7694

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Equipped with a camera and determination, a little girl sets out to track down an elusive red fox. But foxes are sneaky, and it proves more difficult than she thought. Nilah Magruder's debut picture book charmingly tells the story of what it means to not give up and how sometimes what you're looking for is closer than you think.

The Demigods of Olympus

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1484757378
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 9096

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Your quest begins! Use your demigod skills in this interactive and customizable adventure story written by New York Times #1 bestselling author Rick Riordan. Combining four short stories, The Two-Headed Guidance Counselor, The Library of Deadly Weapons, My Demon Satyr Tea Party, and My Personal Zombie Apocalypse, your choices will have consequences in this first interactive demigod adventure.

The Language of Law School

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Elizabeth Mertz
  • ISBN : 0199884706
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 1379

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this linguistic study of law school education, Mertz shows how law professors employ the Socratic method between teacher and student, forcing the student to shift away from moral and emotional terms in thinking about conflict, toward frameworks of legal authority instead.

Listen Up!

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  • Category : Music
  • Author : Mark Howard,Chris Howard
  • ISBN : 1773053477
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 3161

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An album-by-album account of working with iconic artists such as Anthony Kiedis, Michael Stipe, Gord Downie, and Bono, from a leader in the field Mark Howard, a record producer/engineer/mixer and a trailblazer in the industry, will take you through the star-studded world of recording and producing Grammy Award–winning artists. Listen Up! is an essential read for anyone interested in music and its making. Along with the inside stories, each chapter gives recording and producing information and tips with expert understanding of the equipment used in making the world’s most unforgettable records and explanations of the methods used to get the very best sound. Listen Up! is both production guide and exclusive backstage pass into the lives of some of the planet’s most iconic musicians. Writing with his brother Chris Howard, Mark Howard provides a rare glimpse into the normally invisible, almost secretive side of the music story: that of the producer and recording engineer.

The Kane Chronicles, Book Three: The Serpent's Shadow

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423163273
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 3012

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all.

Athena

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Susan Deacy
  • ISBN : 1134494866
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 4846

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this definitive assessment of the various representations and approaches to Athena, Susan Deacy does what no other has done before and brings all the aspects of this legendary figure into one, outstanding study. A survey of one of the most enduringly popular of ancient deities, the book introduces Athena’s myth, cult and reception, while directing the reader to detailed discussion as and when it is appropriate. Students will find it a great help in their studies, and for the general reader with an interest in the ancient world and for those from related disciplines such as literature, art history and religion, it provides a mine of information and insight into this fascinating classical figure.

The Son of Sobek

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423188101
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 1176

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this e-book short story by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . . Includes a sneak peek chapter from HOUSE OF HADES, Book Four in the Heroes of Olympus series.

Tyrant's Tomb

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1368001440
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 439
  • Readers : 7472

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.

After Callimachus

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  • Category : Poetry
  • Author : Stephanie Burt
  • ISBN : 0691201919
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : 202
  • Readers : 7120

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Contemporary translations and adaptations of ancient Greek poet Callimachus by noted writer and critic Stephanie Burt Callimachus may be the best-kept secret in all of ancient poetry. Loved and admired by later Greeks and Romans, his funny, sexy, generous, thoughtful, learned, sometimes elaborate, and always articulate lyric poems, hymns, epigrams, and short stories in verse have gone without a contemporary poetic champion, until now. In After Callimachus, esteemed poet and critic Stephanie Burt’s attentive translations and inspired adaptations introduce the work, spirit, and letter of Callimachus to today’s poetry readers. Skillfully combining intricate patterns of sound and classical precedent with the very modern concerns of sex, gender, love, death, and technology, these poems speak with a twenty-first-century voice, while also opening multiple gateways to ancient worlds. This Callimachus travels the Mediterranean, pays homage to Athena and Zeus, develops erotic fixations, practices funerary commemoration, and brings fresh gifts for the cult of Artemis. This reimagined poet also visits airports, uses Tumblr and Twitter, listens to pop music, and fights contemporary patriarchy. Burt bears careful fealty to Callimachus’s whole poems, even as she builds freely from some of the hundreds of surviving fragments. Here is an ancient Greek poet made fresh for our times. An informative foreword by classicist Mark Payne places Burt's renderings of Callimachus in literary and historical context. After Callimachus is at once a contribution to contemporary poetry and a new endeavor in the art of classical adaptation and translation.

The Opposite of Hate

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Sally Kohn
  • ISBN : 161620835X
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 4880

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “A stunning debut by a truly gifted writer—an eye-opening read for both liberals and conservatives—and it could not come at a better time.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, with Sheryl Sandberg What is the opposite of hate? As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences and learning how to talk respectfully with people whose views she disagrees with passionately. Her viral TED Talk on the need to practice emotional—rather than political—correctness sparked a new way of considering how often we amplify our differences and diminish our connections. But these days even famously “nice” Kohn finds herself wanting to breathe fire at her enemies. It was time, she decided, to look into the epidemic of hate all around us and learn how we can stop it. In The Opposite of Hate, Kohn talks to leading scientists and researchers and investigates the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate and how incivility can be a gateway to much worse. She travels to Rwanda, the Middle East, and across the United States, introducing us to former terrorists and white supremacists, and even some of her own Twitter trolls, drawing surprising lessons from dramatic and inspiring stories of those who left hate behind. As Kohn confronts her own shameful moments, whether it was back when she bullied a classmate or today when she harbors deep partisan resentment, she discovers, “The opposite of hate is the beautiful and powerful reality of how we are all fundamentally linked and equal as human beings. The opposite of hate is connection.” Sally Kohn’s engaging, fascinating, and often funny book will open your eyes and your heart.

The Economics of Counterfeit Trade

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Peggy E Chaudhry,Alan Zimmerman
  • ISBN : 9783540778356
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 194
  • Readers : 2741

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The expansion of world trade has brought with it an explosive growth in counterfeit merchandise. Estimates put the world total for counterfeit products at about one half trillion dollars annually, although it is impossible to accurately determine the true size of the counterfeit market. What is known is that this illicit trade has infected nearly every industry from pharmaceuticals to aircraft parts. Software and music piracy are easy targets widely reported in the media. In 2007, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) estimated that 38% of personal computer software installed worldwide was illegal and the losses to the software industry were $48 billion worldwide. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reported a 58% increase in the seizures of counterfeit CDs. Overall, a wide range of industries agree that there is a severe problem with the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) throughout the world, yet there have been virtually no attempts to describe all aspects of the problem. This work aims to give the most complete description of various characteristics of the IPR environment in a global context. We believe a holistic understanding of the problem must include consumer complicity to purchase counterfeit products, tactics of the counterfeiters (pirates) as well as actions (or inaction) by home and host governments, and the role of international organizations and industry alliances. This book establishes the full environmental aspects of piracy, describes successful anti-counterfeiting actions and then prescribes measures IPR owners should take to protect their intellectual property.

John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : Anuradha Chatterjee
  • ISBN : 1317048253
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 3999

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Through the theoretical lenses of dress studies, gender, science, and visual studies, this volume analyses the impact John Ruskin has had on architecture throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores Ruskin’s different ideologies, such as the adorned wall veil, which were instrumental in bringing focus to structures that were previously unconsidered. John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture examines the ways in which Ruskin perceives the evolution of architecture through the idea that architecture is surface. The creative act in architecture, analogous to the divine act of creation, was viewed as a form of dressing. By adding highly aesthetic features to designs, taking inspiration from the 'veil' of women’s clothing, Ruskin believed that buildings could be transformed into meaningful architecture. This volume discusses the importance of Ruskin’s surface theory and the myth of feminine architecture, and additionally presents a competing theory of textile analogy in architecture based on morality and gender to counter Gottfried Semper’s historicist perspective. This book would be beneficial to students and academics of architectural history and theory, gender studies and visual studies who wish to delve into Ruskin’s theories and to further understand his capacity for thinking beyond the historical methods. The book will also be of interest to architectural practitioners, particularly Ruskin’s theory of surface architecture.

The Handbook of Research on Energy Entrepreneurship

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Rolf W_stenhagen,Robert Wuebker
  • ISBN : 0857931229
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 3767

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This timely Handbook provides an excellent overview of our knowledge on the drivers, influencing factors and outcomes of energy entrepreneurship. As the world grapples with global resource crunches and fights to reap the rewards of new energy technologies, a wide space for entrepreneurialopportunity has emerged. The Handbook of Research on Energy Entrepreneurship offers critical insight on how nations the world over can make full use of those opportunities.

The FRBR Family of Conceptual Models

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Richard P. Smiraglia,Pat Riva,Maja Žumer
  • ISBN : 1317850556
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 438
  • Readers : 8246

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Since 1998 when FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) was first published by IFLA, the effort to develop and apply FRBR has been extended in many innovative and experimental directions. Papers in this volume explain and expand upon the extended family of FRBR models including Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD), and the object-oriented version of FRBR known as FRBRoo. Readers will learn about dialogues between the FRBR Family and other modeling technologies, specific implementations and extensions of FRBR in retrieval systems, catalog codes employing FRBR, a wide variety of research that uses the FRBR model, and approaches to using FRBR for the Semantic Web. Librarians of all stripes as well as library and information science students and researchers can use this volume to bring their knowledge of the FRBR model and its implementation up to date. This book was published as a special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.

Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Christina G. Waldman
  • ISBN : 1628943327
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 326
  • Readers : 9953

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The Trials of Apollo #4 - The Tyrant`s Tomb

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 6023859755
  • Publisher : Noura Books
  • Number of Pages : 540
  • Readers : 5582

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Perut bergelambir Apollo digigit mayat hidup—dia akan segera menjadi zombi! Lebih parah lagi, dua kaisar gila mengerahkan musuh-musuh Apollo untuk menyerangnya. Orang-orang yang ingin menuntut balas karena dulu secara asal dikutuk sang dewa musik hanya karena dia mampu melakukannya. Padahal, sekarang Apollo sudah lumayan bertobat. Dia bahkan tidak mau-mau amat kembali jadi dewa. Hanya itu? Mana mungkin! Roma di ambang kehancuran, Perkemahan Jupiter masih terancam bahaya maha mengerikan, belum lagi dewa bisu yang mampu membunuh dalam keheningan. Jika ingin mendapat bala bantuan, mereka harus mengurbankan seorang dewa! Dasar ramalan gila! Yang terburuk dari segalanya, Apollo coba-coba menyatakan cinta, tetapi malah dibalas tawa! HAHAHA! [Mizan, Noura Books, Nourabooks, Novel, Fiksi, Fantasi, Terjemahan, Indonesia]

Purpose and a Paycheck

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Chris Farrell
  • ISBN : 0814439624
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 9612

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Purpose and a Paycheck tells the compelling story of how a growing movement of older entrepreneurs and part-time workers are creating a stronger and more vibrant economy. Whether you’re a corporate executive, business owner, policymaker, or moving into the later season of your career, the stakes for America’s aging population are high. People 65 and older will account for 20 percent of the population in 2030, up from 13 percent in 2000. Many prognosticators blame the aging population for the stagnating economy, citing that as more and more people retire, they will stop working as relatively fewer working people have to support growing numbers of dependent elderly. Purpose and a Paycheck debunks this line of thought by showing how a growing movement of elderly entrepreneurs and part time workers are creating conditions for a stronger and more vibrant economy. Growing numbers of Americans are no longer retiring in the traditional sense. The numbers are striking and largely unappreciated. The labor force participation rate of men 60 years and over has risen nearly one-third from a low of 26 percent in 1996 to 35 percent in 2014. The comparable rate for women is from 15 percent to 25 percent. Even more impressive, 25.5 percent of new business ventures in 2016 were started by the 55-to-64-year-old age group, up from 14.8 percent in 1996. People in their 50s and 60s are launching new businesses at nearly twice the rate of people in their 20s. America’s aging society and workforce is redefining work for all generations and is among the most significant long-term forces shaping the U.S. economy and society, alongside globalization, automation and climate change. Instead of an economic deadweight, America’s aging population holds the promise of getting back the economy mojo. Reframing aging will result in faster rates of economic growth and higher living standards for all of us in addition to a more fulfilling and financially secure second half of life for our aging population.

Understanding the Humanitarian World

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Daniel G Maxwell,Kirsten Gelsdorf
  • ISBN : 1000007618
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 202
  • Readers : 3710

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Conflict and disaster have been part of human history for as long as it has been recorded. Over time, more mechanisms for responding to crises have developed and become more systematized. Today a large and complex ‘global humanitarian response system’ made up of a multitude of local, national and international actors carries out a wide variety of responses. Understanding this intricate system, and the forces that shape it, are the core focus of this book. Daniel G Maxwell and Kirsten Gelsdorf highlight the origins, growth, and specific challenges to, humanitarian action and examine why the contemporary system functions as it does. They outline the main actors, explore how they are organised and look at the ways they plan and carry out their operations. Interrogating major contemporary debates and controversies in the humanitarian system, and the reasons why actions undertaken in its name remain the subject of so much controversy, they provide an important overview of the contemporary humanitarian system and the ways it may develop in the future. This book offers a nuanced understanding of the way humanitarian action operates in the 21st century. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in international human rights law, disaster management and international relations.

Asia and the Transformation of the World-System

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Ganesh K. Trichur
  • ISBN : 1317263464
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 4979

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this collaboratively authored book world-system scholars critically synthesize Asia's re-emerging centrality despite the myriad financial crises that have punctuated the end of the U.S.-dominated Cold War world order. From different vantage points the authors review the turbulent landscape of the region that points toward a new Asian world order as well as contradictory symptoms and signals. The text highlights the salience of Northeast Asia; the resurgence of Russia and Eurasianism; and the class, gender, and ecological implications of a conflict-ridden regional ascent for the future of the North-South divide and for the struggle between the spirit of Davos and the spirit of Porto Alegre.

Who Saved the Parthenon?

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : William St Clair
  • ISBN : 1783744642
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 896
  • Readers : 9270

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this magisterial book, William St Clair unfolds the history of the Parthenon throughout the modern era to the present day, with special emphasis on the period before, during, and after the Greek War of Independence of 1821–32. Focusing particularly on the question of who saved the Parthenon from destruction during this conflict, with the help of documents that shed a new light on this enduring question, he explores the contributions made by the Philhellenes, Ancient Athenians, Ottomans and the Great Powers. Marshalling a vast amount of primary evidence, much of it previously unexamined and published here for the first time, St Clair rigorously explores the multiple ways in which the Parthenon has served both as a cultural icon onto which meanings are projected and as a symbol of particular national, religious and racial identities, as well as how it illuminates larger questions about the uses of built heritage. This book has a companion volume with the classical Parthenon as its main focus, which offers new ways of recovering the monument and its meanings in ancient times. St Clair builds on the success of his classic text, The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period, to present this rich and authoritative account of the Parthenon’s presentation and reception throughout history. With weighty implications for the present life of the Parthenon, it is itself a monumental contribution to accounts of the Greek Revolution, to classical studies, and to intellectual history.

The Art of Natural Building-Second Edition-Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : Joseph F. Kennedy,Michael G. Smith,Catherine Wanek
  • ISBN : 1550925601
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 8698

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House . Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home .

Education Savings Accounts

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Nat Malkus,Adam Peshek,Gerard Robinson
  • ISBN : 1475830246
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 210
  • Readers : 1061

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume seeks to provide a comprehensive, fair-minded treatment of Education Savings Accounts and will address the rationale for them, the challenges they pose, what it takes for them to work and the political and legal dynamics at play.

The Classical Debt

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Johanna Hanink
  • ISBN : 0674978307
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 9423

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Greek debt” means one thing to the country’s creditors. But for millions who prize culture over capital, it means the symbolic debt we owe Greece for democracy, philosophy, mathematics, and fine art. Johanna Hanink shows that our idealized image of ancient Greece dangerously shapes our view of the country’s economic hardship and refugee crisis.

Can the Poor Save?

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Mark Schreiner,Michael Sherraden
  • ISBN : 0202363112
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 385
  • Readers : 4626

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Many policymakers argue that the best poverty policy not only provides cash to the poor for subsistence but also incentives and structures that encourage long-term social and economic improvement. As part of this, they make the case for Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a new policy proposal designed to help the poor save and to build assets. This book explores IDAs to determine their effectiveness. IDAs are matched savings accounts targeted on low-income, low-wealth individuals. Savings in IDAs are used for home ownership, post-secondary education, small business development, and other purposes. Do IDAs work? If they do, for whom? And does how an IDA is designed determine savings outcomes? This volume is the first analysis of matched savings by the poor to use data from monthly bank statements. It comes at a critical time, as debate rages over the merits of individual social security accounts. IDAs also respond to policy that is becoming more asset based and less inclusive of the poor. The authors argue for the efficacy of IDAs to counter this tendency. They find that while savings outcomes vary among participants, no characteristics (such as low income or public assistance) preclude saving. They examine effects of IDA design (the match rate, savings targets, and the use of automatic transfer) on savings results and analyze factors that influence varying rates of saving and spending over time. They conclude that financial education and other support services, though costly, improve savings performance. To address the issue of cost they suggest a two-tier system of IDA design, one with broad access and simple services and the other with targeted access and intensive services. Can the Poor Save? offers a wealth of lessons to those interested in saving and asset accumulation among the poor. It not only breaks new ground in the scientific study of savings behavior, but also offers concrete, evidence-based recommendations to improve policies designed to encourage the poor to save and how to make such policies more inclusive.

The Weight of Images

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Katariina Kyrölä
  • ISBN : 1317011708
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 255
  • Readers : 8614

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Weight of Images explores the ways in which media images can train their viewers’ bodies. Proposing a shift away from an understanding of spectatorship as being constituted by acts of the mind, this book favours a theorization of relations between bodies and images as visceral, affective engagements that shape our body image - with close attention to one particularly charged bodily characteristic in contemporary western culture: fat. The first mapping of the ways in which fat, gendered bodies are represented across a variety of media forms and genres, from reality television to Hollywood movies, from TV sitcoms to documentaries, from print magazine and news media to online pornography, The Weight of Images contends that media images of fat bodies are never only about fat; rather, they are about our relation to corporeal vulnerability overall. A ground-breaking volume, engaging with a rich variety of media and cultural texts, whilst examining the possibilities of critical auto-ethnography to unravel how body images take shape affectively between bodies and images, this book will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, media, cultural and gender studies, with interests in embodiment and affect.

Mark Challenges the Aeneid

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Floyd E. Schneider
  • ISBN : 1532690657
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Readers : 6172

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Most scholars believe that Mark wrote his Gospel to the Romans. True: but in addition to presenting the Gospel to the Romans, Mark actually contextualized his Gospel by challenging the leading propaganda of his day, Virgil's Aeneid. The Roman poet, Virgil, wrote his masterpiece epic poem, the Aeneid, to promote the myth that Caesar Augustus was the son of god. The Aeneid went viral almost immediately upon publication in 19 BC, becoming Rome's premier piece of propaganda that promoted Augustus as the emperor who would bring peace to the world. Within the first century, the Aeneid reached from Masada to northern Britain and became a foundational piece of Roman education. Mark's mother, Mary, and his uncle, Joseph/Barnabas, raised him in wealth, and educated him in the four languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. They drew him to Jesus, and Barnabas took Mark on the first missionary journey. Mark spent time with Peter in Rome, where Mark wrote his Gospel in Greek. Mark most certainly had direct access to the most influential piece of Latin literature, the Aeneid, and he wrote his masterpiece Gospel comparing Augustus with Jesus, the true Son of God.

The Role of Law Enforcement in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Mark R. Landahl,Tonya E. Thornton
  • ISBN : 178769335X
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Readers : 3160

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Category: Political Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book examines the role and involvement of law enforcement agencies across the spectrum of homeland security and emergency management. Contributions from expert practitioners and academics are organized around the mission areas of mitigation/protection, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Europeanization of National Foreign Policies towards Latin America

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Lorena Ruano
  • ISBN : 1136232796
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 284
  • Readers : 6994

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Who shapes the European Union’s policy towards Latin America? How has this EU policy modified individual member states’ relations with the region? This book provides a comparative account of seven member states’ bilateral links with Latin America since 1945, in the context of their EU membership and based on the concept of ‘Europeanization’. It illustrates how and why the main architects of this EU policy have been Spain and Germany. In contrast, Poland, Sweden and Ireland, which had little previous interaction with Latin America, have developed their current relations with that region virtually as a result of their EU membership. The United Kingdom and France lie in the middle: they have been influential in certain policy-areas and key periods in history, while they have adapted to what is done at the EU level in others. Practitioners, established academic experts as well emerging scholars in the field bring to be bear a novel combination of pioneering research and cutting edge conceptual analysis on this important but neglected area of the EU’s foreign relations.