Lord of the Flies

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William Golding
  • ISBN : 0571290582
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 6656

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 10-13

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • ISBN : 0062224999
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7250

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES A Warning from the Publisher: If you have come this far, it is likely too late. Readers who have experienced the first nine volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket are usually so weakened by their dreadful knowledge of the Baudelaire orphans' story that they spend most of their time moaning and weeping, and have no strength to read The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, or The End. If, by chance, your moaning and weeping is more or less under control, there is no need to further risk your physical, emotional, and literary health by reading the four remaining volumes in the series. It would be better to regain your strength by spending your time indulging in less alarming activities, such as whistling or making cupcakes for the elderly. After all, this collection contains all of the calamities in the last four volumes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, including abandoned condiments, cigarette smoking, a shocking revelation, a ridiculous laugh, a fearsome storm, a herd of wild sheep, a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents, another shocking revelation, and Phil. There is no need to expose yourself to such atrocities, not after all you've been through already.

Happiness Around the World

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Carol Graham
  • ISBN : 019160948X
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 8913

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For centuries the pursuit of happiness was the preserve of either the philosopher or the voluptuary and took second place to the basic need to survive on the one hand, and the pressure to conform to social conventions and morality on the other. More recently there is a burgeoning interest in the study of happiness, in the social sciences and in the media. Can we really answer the question what makes people happy? Is it really grounded in credible methods and data? Is there consistency in the determinants of happiness across countries and cultures? Are happiness levels innate to individuals or can policy and the environment make a difference? How is happiness affected by poverty? By economic progress? Is happiness a viable objective for policy? This book is an attempt to answer these questions, based on research on the determinants of happiness in countries around the world, ranging from Peru and Russia to the U.S. and Afghanistan. The book reviews the theory and concepts of happiness, explaining how these concepts underpin a line of research which is both an attempt to understand the determinants of happiness and a tool for understanding the effects of a host of phenomena on human well being. The research finds surprising consistency in the determinants of happiness across levels of development. Yet there is still much debate over the relationship between happiness and income. The book explores the effects of many mediating factors in that relationship, ranging from macroeconomic trends and democracy to inequality and crime. It also reviews what we know about happiness and health and how that relationship varies according to income levels and health status. It concludes by discussing the potential - and the potential pitfalls - of using happiness surveys to contribute to better public policy.

Candide

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Voltaire Voltaire
  • ISBN : 1681959526
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 131
  • Readers : 8487

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 9509

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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.

Read Something Else: Collected & Dubious Wit & Wisdom of Lemony Snicket

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • ISBN : 0062854224
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 5464

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Looking for wit, wisdom, and inspiration all within the pages of one useful book? Read Something Else. Life is a turbulent journey, fraught with confusion, heartbreak, and inconvenience. This collection of wit and wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket is unlikely to help. It includes a new introduction filled with curious aphorisms, a handful of never-before-seen-or-heard quotations, and fan favorites from works over the years. These dubious offerings, collected from Snicket’s books, unpublished papers, and more, have been made pleasing to the eye by illustrations, select fan art, and design flourishes.

The Screwtape Letters (Enhanced Special Illustrated Edition)

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • ISBN : 0062093592
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3294

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is enhanced with content such as audio or video, resulting in a large file that may take longer to download than expected. The Deluxe Illustrated Edition of a Timeless Classic Now with this enhanced edition, readers can gain additional insight through video interviews, audio excerpts and letters from C. S. Lewis. First published in 1942, The Screwtape Letters has sold millions of copies world-wide and is recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology. A masterpiece of satire, it entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.

The Help

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kathryn Stockett
  • ISBN : 1440697663
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 8857

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Leviathan

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Thomas Hobbes
  • ISBN : 1504062868
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 770
  • Readers : 1492

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The seventeenth-century work of political philosophy that brought us the concept of the social contract. Considered by many to be as influential and provocative as Machiavelli’s The Prince, Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, written during the English Civil War, argues that only a people united under a strong sovereign can resist the forces of chaos. Exploring such concepts as the state of nature and the need to escape it, the value of a commonwealth, the advantages of a monarchy, and the role of religion in civil society, Leviathan is a controversial and challenging landmark in the history of political thought.

Second Treatise of Government

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : John Locke
  • ISBN : 3986477640
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 3181

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Second Treatise of Government John Locke - Two Treatises of Government (or Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government) is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory.

Forged by Fire

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • ISBN : 1439132062
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 3972

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy. When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt, and a brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in Gerald's life is his little half sister, Angel, whom he struggles to protect from her father, who is abusing her. Somehow Gerald manages to finds success as a member of the Hazelwood Tigers basketball team, and Angel develops her talents as a dancer, despite the trouble that still haunts them. And Gerald learns, painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced. In the end he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation. In this second book of the Hazelwood High trilogy, Sharon M. Draper has woven characters and events from Tears of a Tiger in an unflinchingly realistic portrayal of poverty and child abuse. It is an inspiring story of a young man who rises above the tragic circumstances of his life by drawing on the love and strength of family and friends.

A Fine Balance

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Rohinton Mistry
  • ISBN : 1551991381
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Number of Pages : 382
  • Readers : 6979

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry’s stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mid-1970s India. It tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a “State of Internal Emergency.” Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances – and their fates – become inextricably linked in ways no one could have foreseen. Mistry’s prose is alive with enduring images and a cast of unforgettable characters. Written with compassion, humour, and insight, A Fine Balance is a vivid, richly textured, and powerful novel written by one of the most gifted writers of our time.

The Bad Mood and the Stick

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • ISBN : 0316392766
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 48
  • Readers : 5287

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket sheds light on the way bad moods come and go. Once there was a bad mood and a stick. The stick appeared when a tree dropped it. Where did the bad mood come from? Who picked up the stick? And where is the bad mood off to now? You never know what is going to happen.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Robert M. Pirsig
  • ISBN : 0061907995
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 9554

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: THE CLASSIC BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS A penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better Few books transform a generation and then establish themselves as touchstones for the generations that follow. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one such book. This modern epic of a man’s search for meaning became an instant bestseller on publication in 1974, acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters. It continues to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life. This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.

Shapers of American Childhood

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Mark I. West
  • ISBN : 1476634068
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 286
  • Readers : 4156

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BOOK OVERVIEWS:  The experience of growing up in the U.S. is shaped by many forces. Relationships with parents and teachers are deeply personal and definitive. Social and economic contexts are broader and harder to quantify. Key individuals in public life have also had a marked impact on American childhood. These 18 new essays examine the influence of pivotal figures in the culture of 20th and 21st century childhood and child-rearing, from Benjamin Spock and Walt Disney to Ruth Handler, Barbie’s inventor, and Ernest Thompson Seton, founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

Work

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Lars Fredrik Svendsen
  • ISBN : 1317272757
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 182
  • Readers : 5455

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." - Bertrand Russell Work is one of the most universal features of human life; virtually everybody spends some part of their life at work. It is often associated with tedium and boredom, in conflict with the things we would otherwise love to do. The idea of work primarily as a burden was also shared by the philosophers in ancient Greece, who generally regarded work as a curse. And yet research shows that it prolongs life and is generally good for people’s physical and mental health. Why is this? What is the meaning of work? To what extent does it determine our social identity? Should we expect to find work fulfilling? In this book, Lars Svendsen explores these questions and more. He argues that we need to complete this reorientation of our feelings about work and collapse the differences between leisure and work. Work is always with us. But to overcome the sense of being burnt out, we must think of work as not only productive but recreative – in other words, a lot more like leisure. Revised and updated in light of the global financial crisis, this second edition also includes a new chapter on work and globalization.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law - Volume III

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Jonathan L. Black-Branch,Dieter Fleck
  • ISBN : 9462651388
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 556
  • Readers : 6047

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This third volume of the book series on Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law focuses on the development and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes within a contemporary global context, an interdependent characteristic of the Non-Proliferation Treaty along with disarmament and non-proliferation. The scholarly contributions in this volume explore this interrelationship, considering the role of nation States as well as international organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in monitoring and implementing the Treaty. The 2015 Nuclear Accord with Iran and its implementation is also discussed, highlighting relevant developments in this evolving area. Overall, the volume explores relevant issues, ultimately presenting a number of suggestions for international cooperation in this sensitive field where political discussion often dominates over legal analysis. The important tasks of limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons, ensuring the safety and security of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and achieving nuclear disarmament under strict and effective international control, calls for the interpretation and application of international legal principles and rules in their relevant context, a task that this book series endeavours to facilitate whilst presenting new information and evaluating current developments in this area of international law. Jonathan L. Black-Branch is Dean of Law and Professor of International and Comparative Law at Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba; a Barrister at One Garden Court, London; a Magistrate in Oxfordshire; a Justice of the Peace for England & Wales; a Member of Wolfson College, University of Oxford; and Chair of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation & Contemporary International Law. Dieter Fleck is Former Director International Agreements & Policy, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany; Member of the Advisory Board of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL); and Rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation & Contemporary International Law.

Down the Rabbit Hole of Leadership

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
  • ISBN : 3319924621
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 186
  • Readers : 9445

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the previous book in this series, Manfred Kets de Vries observed the experiences of leaders on a rollercoaster ride through their professional and personal lives. Now, he follows them down the rabbit hole into the unknown, where, like Lewis Carroll’s Alice, they find a dystopian Wonderland in which everyone seems to have gone mad and life functions according to its own crazy logic, throwing up all kinds of obstacles in the search for truth. Understanding what is happening around us has become more difficult than ever in the Age of Trump. Don’t imperatives like “build that wall” sound very much like “Off with his head”? Unfortunately, and unlike Alice, we are not going to wake up from a bad dream and discover that everything is “nothing but a pack of cards”. The first part of this book looks at the psychodynamics of leadership in both a business and a political context. The second focuses on the psychopathology of everyday life in organizations and the seemingly endless ways people can make a mess of things – including mega pay packages, acting out, digital addiction and other dysfunctional behaviour patterns. Each chapter ends with a brief anecdote to illustrate the dilemma it presents. In short, sharp nuggets, Kets de Vries helps make sense of how the madness of the present has affected leadership in organizations and the workplace.

Human Flourishing

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Andrew Briggs,Michael J. Reiss
  • ISBN : 0192590855
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7865

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'A careful and thoughtful provocation' (Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury) Ambitiously placed at the intersection of scientific insights and spiritual wisdom, Human Flourishing prompts us to reflect on what constitutes a good life and the choices that can help achieve it. For thousands of years, humans have asked 'Why we are here?' and 'What makes for a good life?' At different times, different answers have held sway. Nowadays, there are more answers proposed than ever. Much of humanity still finds the ultimate answers to such questions in religion. But in countries across the globe, secular views are widely held. In any event, whether religious or secular, individuals, communities and governments still have to make decisions about what people get from life. This book therefore examines what is meant by human flourishing and see what it has to offer for those seeking after truth, meaning and purpose. This is a book written for anyone who wants a future for themselves, their children, and their fellow humans - a future that enables flourishing, pays due consideration to issues of truth and helps us find meaning and purpose in our lives. At a time when most of us are bombarded with messages about what we should or should not do to live healthily, attain a work-life balance and find meaning, a careful consideration of the contributions of both scientific insight and spiritual wisdom provides a new angle. This is therefore a book that not only helps readers clarify their views and see things afresh but also help them improve their own well-being in an age of AI and other new technologies.

The American Farmer

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  • Category : History
  • Author : John S. Skinner
  • ISBN : 5878054698
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 1614

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Power, Philosophy and Egalitarianism

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Robert C. Smith
  • ISBN : 1000193675
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 156
  • Readers : 2191

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this book, Robert C. Smith presents a philosophical and empirical examination on the subordination of women and blacks in the United States. Comparing liberalism—specifically the major social contract philosophies—and Marxism on the nature of the subordination of blacks and women and their proposals, if any, for women’s and black liberation, Smith argues that sexual and racial equalitarianism in the United States is about politics and power. He begins with a discussion of the multiple meanings of politics and its relationship to power, and an analysis of nine power bases blacks and women should acquire and manipulate in order to advance a moral and substantive equalitarianism. These power bases include money, knowledge (including technology and information), religion, morality, authority, size/solidarity, charisma, violence and status. Smith concludes by making a moral case for racial and sexual equalitarianism and advocates for black leadership to use the power bases available to it to make reparations for the civil rights issue of the 21st century. Power, Philosophy and Egalitarianism is an essential read for all those interested in race, women and politics today.

Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : Sumita Singha
  • ISBN : 1136483829
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 3598

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on respect for diversity and equality, participation and empowerment. This book explores what it means for development activists to practise architecture on a global scale, and provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods. The content is based on real situations - through extended field research and contacts with architecture schools and architects, as well as participating NGOs. It demonstrates that the ability to produce appropriate and sustainable design is increasingly relevant, whether in the field of disaster relief, longer-term development or wider urban contexts, both in rich countries and poor countries.

Beyond Liberalism: Toward a Purpose-Guided Democracy

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Michael K. Briand
  • ISBN : 1440872414
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 194
  • Readers : 4261

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book shows how the United States can begin dealing with the most difficult and intractable political issues that afflict liberal democracy today: by initiating an inclusive public practice of ethical dialogue and deliberation. Explains that the fundamental problem with liberalism today is its flawed conception of individualism, which discourages people from thinking ethically when forming our political beliefs and policy preferences Contends that beliefs about good and bad, right and wrong can be objective if understood as propositions of a factual nature, and that a conception of the good for human beings is implicit in the fulfillment of empirically identified human needs Asserts that people can begin dealing effectively with the most difficult and intractable political issues that afflict liberal democracy today by initiating a constructive, productive public practice of ethical dialogue and deliberation Issues a call for "ethical heroism" to build such a practice in order to begin reversing the dispiriting effects of contemporary liberalism and its faulty conception of individualism

Civil Society Engagement

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Patricia M. Daenzer
  • ISBN : 1351658867
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 9480

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Civil Society Engagement: Achieving Better in Canada examines the process and outcomes of a particular series of civil society activism and establishes a conceptual framework through an examination of Canadian politics and societal change. Relying on qualitative and ethnographic research, document analysis and reviews of policies, the contributions focus on social possibilities, legal limits and societal roles to illuminate the national asset of human solidarity evident in civil society activism in Canada. Patricia Daenzer and her expert contributors challenge the romanticism of ‘the perfected welfare democracy’ and contend that civil society activism leads to the authentication of democracy. The premise is that Canadian political and policy inconsistencies fail to protect some and civil society intervention is essential for the realignment and redefinition of articulated national principles and redistributive outcomes. Although Canada is shown ultimately to be guarded in its welfare commitment, this ‘guarded’ progress in welfare democracy would not be possible without the activism of segments of civil society. Civil Society Engagement: Achieving Better in Canada demystifies civil society activism and urges greater awareness of current social dynamics and involvement in the lives of the most disadvantaged. Not only are new immigrants and refugees voicing for inclusion, but the very definition of persons with rights has evolved through civil society activism. This book will lead to deliberations about state legal frameworks which impact civil society reach, the purpose and scope of Canadian politics and the potential of civil society in perfecting our democracy.

Our Constitutional Republic

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : William J. Dell
  • ISBN : 1665557591
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Number of Pages : 618
  • Readers : 1748

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What more can be said about a book than that all Americans should read and think about it? In this time of challenges for America, here is a reasonable, readable, passionate, balanced book telling the tale of our nation's meaning from before its founding until the present day. It captures the original American spirit of hunger for liberty and opportunity, of love of God, and of reverence for honest hard work. Written by a man who has served our country all his life and knows why he has done this, the book reminds America in reasoned words and well-written prose of our founders' words and intentions. Will echoes patriot voices, old and new, holding up a standard of truth, self reliance, tolerant mercy to others, and most of all — the standard of liberty. Will traces our founding principles, the rise and effect of progressive politics, and the horrible threats America faces today. He explains how we must all be aware and active. Most importantly, he tells us all what we can and must do to see that America does not perish from the earth. Today, Americans need this book. We need to read it before our next election. Enjoy and profit from your time with Will —, I have!

From Lying to Perjury

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Laurence R. Horn
  • ISBN : 3110733811
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 419
  • Readers : 2070

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume provides new insights on lying and (intentionally) misleading in and out of the courtroom, a timely topic for scholarship and society. Not all deceptive statements are lies; not every lie under oath amounts to perjury—but what are the relevant criteria? Taxonomies of falsehood based on illocutionary force, utterance context and speakers’ intentions have been debated by linguists, moral philosophers, social psychologists and cognitive scientists. Legal scholars have examined the boundary between actual perjury and garden-variety lies. The fourteen previously unpublished essays in this book apply theoretical and empirical tools to delineate the landscape of falsehood, half-truth, perjury, and verbal manipulation, including puffery, bluffing, and bullshit. The papers in this collection address conceptual and ethical aspects of lying vs. misleading and the correlation of this opposition with the Gricean pragmatic distinction between what is said and what is implicated. The questions of truth and lies addressed in this volume have long engaged the attention of scholars in linguistics, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, organizational research, and the law, and researchers from all these fields will find this book of interest.

Ces paradoxes qui nous habitent

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Michel Métayer
  • ISBN : 276371837X
  • Publisher : Presses de l'Université Laval
  • Number of Pages : 281
  • Readers : 3143

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Les paradoxes sont innombrables. Ils abondent autant dans les œuvres littéraires et dans l'humour que dans les écrits philosophiques et scientifi¬ques. Ils savent nous étonner et nous amuser, mais ils ont aussi le pouvoir de remettre en cause nos cadres de référence familiers et d'ébranler nos convictions les plus fortes. La plupart des ouvrages consacrés aux paradoxes portent sur des problèmes de logique formelle fort éloignés des préoccupations du commun des mortels. Il existe cependant un autre type de paradoxe qui concerne la manière déroutante dont certaines choses se présentent à nous dans l'expérience concrète. Ces paradoxes nous parlent directement de l'être humain, ce « monstre incompréhensible» dont parlait Pascal. La prémisse de l'ouvrage de Michel Métayer est que le paradoxe est inscrit dans la constitution même de l'être humain. L'humain bute en effet sur des paradoxes tenaces dans toutes les sphères importantes de son existence. •Pourquoi est-ce en ne le cherchant pas que l'on trouve le bonheur ? •Pourquoi une action n'est-elle jamais irrationnelle pour celui qui la fait? •Pourquoi est-illégitime de définir la liberté comme une forme de contrainte? •Pourquoi un être humain ne choisit-il jamais de faire le mal? •En quel sens la démocratie est-elle une forme de tyrannie? •Pourquoi entrer en rapport avec les humains est-il si ardu pour Dieu? Puisant également dans les écrits des scientifiques et des philosophes, mais empruntant un ton léger et un langage accessible, cet ouvrage est une invitation à explorer, sur un mode ludique, la difficulté d'être humain.

13 Coisas Que as Pessoas Mentalmente Fortes Não Fazem

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Amy Morin
  • ISBN : 9892348192
  • Publisher : Leya
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 2376

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: O segredo dos fortes não está naquilo que fazem.Está antes naquilo que deixam de fazer. Exatamente três anos depois de ter perdido a mãe, Amy Morin perdeu também o marido. Tinha apenas 26 anos. A tragédia fez com que a autora psicoterapeuta de profissão e professora universitária se interessasse pessoalmente pela força mental. O que leva algumas pessoas a resistirem melhor do que outras aos dramas do quotidiano?Ao observar centenas de pacientes, apercebeu-se de que o elo comum entre as pessoas mentalmente mais fortes não era o que faziam mas sim aquilo que deixavam de fazer. Não sentiam pena de si próprias. Não se preocupavam em agradar a toda a gente. Não se prendiam ao passado.Mais tarde, e perante uma nova tragédia, Amy escreveu uma carta a si própria, onde sintetizou as 13 Coisas que as Pessoas Mentalmente Fortes Não Fazem. Confortada com a leitura, decidiu partilhar o que tinha escrito num post que se tornou viral e que a revista Forbes rapidamente publicou. Foi lido por mais de 50 milhões de pessoas.

奴隸制的歷史:從上古到美國的西班牙殖民主義

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Martin Bakers,Mikael Eskelner,Yuri Galbinst
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Cambridge Stanford Books
  • Number of Pages : 252
  • Readers : 1989

Read 奴隸制的歷史:從上古到美國的西班牙殖民主義 book online. 奴隸制的歷史:從上古到美國的西班牙殖民主義 by Martin Bakers,Mikael Eskelner,Yuri Galbinst, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 從古代到今天,奴隸制的歷史涵蓋了許多文化,民族和宗教。但是,奴隸的社會,經濟和法律地位在不同的時代和地點在不同的奴隸制中有很大的不同。奴隸制的證據早於書面記錄;這種做法已經存在於許多(如果不是大多數)文化中。奴隸制發生在蘇美爾這樣古老的文明中,以及幾乎所有其他古代文明中,包括古埃及,中國古代,阿卡德帝國,亞述,巴比倫,波斯,古希臘,古印度,羅馬帝國,阿拉伯伊斯蘭哈里發蘇丹國,努比亞和美洲前哥倫佈時期的文明。古代奴隸制是債務奴役,對犯罪的懲罰,對戰俘的奴役,對兒童的遺棄,和奴隸孩子的誕生。

告別玻璃心的十三件事(玻璃心.斷捨離 暢銷紀念版)

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : 艾美.莫林(Amy Morin)
  • ISBN : 9869899099
  • Publisher : 網路與書
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Readers : 6859

Read 告別玻璃心的十三件事(玻璃心.斷捨離 暢銷紀念版) book online. 告別玻璃心的十三件事(玻璃心.斷捨離 暢銷紀念版) by 艾美.莫林(Amy Morin), the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 文章破千萬點閱率、全球知名心輔師的「玻璃心斷捨離」心智強化祕笈! 人人適用的革新策略 強者養成的護體竅門 「告別玻璃心系列」暢銷紀念版! 想告別玻璃心,請牢記「十三不做」! 「維持心智堅強,有如鍛鍊肌肉,你內在的核心肌群夠挺嗎?」 【玻璃心.斷捨離大法】 提昇心智強度的「十三不做」: 1 不浪費時間自憐自艾 2 不放棄主導權 3 不怕改變 4 不在意無法掌控的事情 5 不會想要處處迎合他人 6 不怕審慎冒險 7 不沉湎於過往 8 不重蹈覆轍 9 不嫉妒他人成就 10 不輕言放棄 11 不怕獨處 12 不怨天尤人 13 不求立竿見影 【內容簡介】 〔從家庭主婦、教師到CEO,人人皆適用的革新策略〕 ♦ 心智堅強不是表現強勢 ♦ 心智堅強不需要忽略情緒 ♦ 心智堅強不需要把身體當成機器看待 ♦ 心智堅強不表示你必須完全靠自己 ♦ 心智堅強不只是最新流行的心理趨勢而已 作者二十三歲時,一夜之間失去了母親;三年後,她的丈夫也因心臟病發猝死。在亡夫冥誕那天,她相約婆婆一起去高空跳傘,而不是拿著一盒衛生紙躱在家裡哭泣。莫林以自己重新振作的心路歷程,以及心理治療師與執業臨床社工的經驗,對那份網路瘋傳的「十三種讓人變得脆弱的壞習慣」清單,提出進階闡述,分享她自己驗證可行的心智強化法。 心智強度不只分為堅強或怯弱兩種,每個人都有某種程度的心智強度,但每個人的強度永遠都有進步的空間。培養心智強度,是指在各種情況下,改善你調節情緒、管理思慮、正面行動的能力。 〔提升心智強度的效益包括〕 ● 抗壓性強:心智堅強對日常生活也有助益,不只在危機當下有效而已。你可以更有效率地處理問題,降低整體承受的壓力。 ● 改善生活滿意度:隨著心智強度的提升,信心也會跟著大增。你會根據個人的價值觀行動,感覺更加安心。你也會體認到人生中什麼才是真正重要的。 ● 績效提升:無論你的目標是當個更稱職的家長,提高工作的生產力,或是在運動場上達到更好的佳績,提升心智強度都可以幫你充分發揮潛力。 好習慣確實很重要,但阻礙我們充分發揮潛力的,往往是壞習慣:自憐自艾、為個人無法掌控的事情傷神、沉湎於過往、嫉妒他人的成就,或期待立竿見影的效果等⋯⋯壞習慣往往阻礙我們功成名就,難以達到真正的幸福。避免那十三項惡習不只可以幫你走出悲痛,更能培養內心的堅韌,因應人生大大小小的難關。 針對每一項壞習慣,作者均以清楚的步驟講解,透過許多真實案例與故事說明,提出務實建議,讓大家按照自身步伐,逐漸脫離壞習慣: ♦CHECK 你有這個壞習慣嗎? ♦ WHY 為什麼會形成這個壞習慣? ♦ PROBLEM 這個壞習慣會造成什麼問題? ♦ PRACTICE 如何避免這個壞習慣? ♦ STRENGTH 扔掉這個壞習慣如何使你更堅強? ♦ DOS & DON'TS 解惑及常見陷阱 如同經常運動可增強體力,強化心智的堅韌亦需要下工夫、努力練習。心智強度一旦疏於維持或強化,就會像肌肉一樣萎縮。好的教練能提供你支持與建議,幫你變得更好,你也可以充當自己的教練。找出你的優點,持續精進;發掘你需要改進的地方,挑戰自己、變得更好。 本書特色 本書由引發廣大迴響、點閱率達千萬的網路文章「心智強者不做的十三件事」延伸而成,全球至今已發行20多種語言版本! 知名心理師艾美.莫林(Amy Morin)「告別玻璃心系列」首發暢銷成名作! 附贈「強者不做的13件事」分享卡! 名人推薦 吳曉樂/作家 洪仲清/臨床心理師 蘇絢慧/諮商心理師 ——「玻璃心.不碎」推薦(依姓氏筆畫排序)

13 Lucruri Pe Care Nu Le Fac Oamenii Puternici Mental

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Amy Morin
  • ISBN : 6063342699
  • Publisher : Grup Editorial Litera
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 6596

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Cartea bazata pe articolul publicat pe Forbes.com, cu peste 50 de milioane de vizualizari Obiceiurile proaste sunt niste greutati pe care le tragi dupa tine în fiecare zi. Întârzie succesul, te obosesc si te fac sa te simti frustrat. Degeaba muncesti mult si ai talent; daca gândurile, sentimentele si obiceiurile negative te trag mereu înapoi, va trebui sa te straduiesti pentru a-ti atinge potentialul maxim. Muncesti din greu pentru lucrurile despre care tu ai impresia ca te vor face sa traiesti mai bine, dar nu te concentrezi pe cele care ti-ar putea sabota eforturile? Daca eviti 13 lucruri cele 13 obiceiuri descrise în aceasta carte, îti va fi mai usor sa treci peste suparare. Scapa de ele, iar asta te va ajuta sa-ti dezvolti puterea mentala, un atu esential de care ai nevoie pentru confruntarea cu toate problemele existente, mari sau mici. Indiferent de telurile pe care le urmaresti, vei fi mai bine pregatit pentru a-ti atinge potentialul maxim daca te vei simti un om puternic din punct de vedere mental. • „Idei excelente. O carte pe care o recomand.“ John Maxwell • „Lista lucrurilor care nu trebuie facute este aplicabila în fiecare zi, nu doar atunci când ne confruntam cu tragedii. Constientizarea lor ne da puterea sa facem fa.a dezamagirilor, esecurilor si obstacolelor cu care ne confruntam zilnic.“ NU The Washington Pos