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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess?
Read Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel book online. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan,Robert Venditti, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A new prophecy leads to a dangerous quest. When Percy receives an urgent distress call from Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and...a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, only to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that's not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Now, Percy and his friends are faced with their most dangerous challenge—the chilling prophecy of the Titan's Curse. They must rescue the goddess Artemis by the Winter Solstice, or all will be lost...including Annabeth. Rick Riordan's internationally best-selling The Titan's Curse becomes a graphic novel in the hands of comic-book luminaries Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, and Greg Guilhaumond.
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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.
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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.
Read The Lightning Thief book online. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
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.
Read The Titan book online. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Titan Theodore Dreiser - In the Panic of 1873, Frank Cowperwoods fortune was destroyed and his criminal activity on the stock exchange was exposed. Now, with his prison sentence complete, he is ready to begin the next chapter of his life. Following the same creed of selfishness that guided him to his first fortune, Cowperwood leaves Philadelphia for Chicago and gives up financial speculation to pursue a new frontier. Though he soon rediscovers wealth in stock investment, he remains hounded by scandal as he maneuvers to take control of the Chicago railway system. Through double-dealing, divorce, infidelity, and social disgrace, Americas most corrupt man continues his lifelong pursuit of self-satisfaction.
Read Reaching for Sun book online. Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there's her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can't seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy-Jordan-moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. Before long, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she's never really known: a friend... and possibly more. Interlinked free verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth. About the Author TRACIE VAUGHN ZIMMER's first teaching assignment was special education. She taught high school students with autism and middle school children with developmental and learning disabilities. She holds a master's degree in reading education and is the author of a book of poetry, Sketches from a Spy Tree (Clarion). She loves living in Waxhaw, North Carolina, with her family but will always consider Ohio her home. www.tracievaughnzimmer.com Reviews « "Josie's strength shines as she handles sadness and loss as well as recovery and progress. Readers living with a disability or trying to understand others seem like the target audience, but Josie's voice has a universal appeal," -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Written in verse, this quick-reading, appealing story will capture readers' hearts with its winsome heroine and affecting situations." -Booklist "Garden imagery wends its way through this eloquent free verse novel. ...Zimmer infuses Josie's story with distinctive auxiliary characters." -Horn Book "An easy-reading drama that may particularly entice reluctant readers." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Readers of all levels will enjoy spending tim
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel. Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Read The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three) book online. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three) by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
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.
Read The Wreck of the Titan book online. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This eerily prescient novella from 1898 — 14 years before the Titanic disaster — tells of an "unsinkable" luxury liner's maiden voyage across the Atlantic and her disastrous collision with an iceberg.
Read Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons book online. Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons by Jane Yolen,Robert J. Harris, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Before she became Queen of the Amazons, young Hippolyta fought to break a goddess’s curse . . . An ancient prophecy states that any Amazon who bears two sons must kill the second, lest he grow up to destroy all the Amazons. But Queen Otrere can’t bear to sacrifice her baby, so she gives him to her daughter, thirteen-year-old Hippolyta, begging her to take the child to his father, Laomedon, King of Troy. In order to save her baby brother’s life, Hippolyta must find a lost city and lift a goddess’s curse. Along the way, she will need help from an unexpected source: a newly discovered brother. But can Hippolyta bring herself to trust a boy in order to save the Amazons? This ebook features personal histories by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris including rare images from the authors’ personal collections, as well as a timeline of the Heroic Age and a conversation between the two authors about the making of the series.
Read The Eyes of Kid Midas book online. The Eyes of Kid Midas by Neal Shusterman, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Kevin Midas is sick of being picked on, teased and tormented. So when he finds a pair of magical sunglasses that give him the power to do--well, anything--he couldn't be happier. At first, Kevin spends his time pulling ice cream cones out of the air and getting every video game he ever wanted. But then he turns to darker wishes. What if he used the glasses to get revenge? In Neal Shusterman's dark fantasy, one boy finds out that sometimes, getting everything you want can be deadly.
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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...
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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.
Read Penelope book online. Penelope by Marilyn Kaye, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A modern-day fairytale--a major motion picture starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O'Hara, James McAvoy, and Reese Witherspoon. Penelope Wilhern has everything a girl could want: A wealthy, socialite family, an enchanted bedroom and some of the coolest clothes around. There is only one problem: She was born into a cursed family and has the face of a pig. Hidden away from the world, Penelope now finds herself subjected to a string of snobby, blue-blooded bachelors in a desperate attempt to find her a husband in order to break the curse. Though she yearns for something greater, what's a girl to do when faced with a determined mother and her matchmaking sidekick? Hoping to snap a photo of the mysterious girl, mischievous tabloid reporter Lemon hires down-on-his-luck Max to pose as a prospective suitor and infiltrate the family. But when Max finds himself truly drawn to Penelope, he can't bring himself to expose and disappoint her, so he just disappears. Fed up with this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope decides to break free from her family and go out into the world in search of adventure. Hiding her true identity with a scarf, Penelope discovers a wondrous world where freedom opens her eyes to possibilities she never knew existed. Making new friends along the way, she discovers happiness in the most unexpected places.
Read You Should See Me in a Crown book online. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time A Stonewall Honor Book A Reese's Book Club YA Pick Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor. But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down . . . until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington. The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. A touching, hilarious “tour de force of imagination and empathy” (Booklist, starred review) from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award–winning Where Things Come Back. Listen—Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t. Now he’s alive again. Simple as that. The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too. Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars. Oh well, you only live twice.
Read Tyrant's Tomb book online. Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
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.
Read Demigods and Monsters book online. Demigods and Monsters by Rick Riordan, the book is categorize as Literary Collections book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Which Greek god makes the best parent? Would you want to be one of Artemis' Hunters? Why do so many monsters go into retail? Spend a little more time in Percy Jackson's world—a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero. Find out: • Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could have • How to recognize a monster when you see one • Why even if we aren't facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myth can still help us deal with the scary things in our own lives Plus, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isn't into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percy's mythical namesake.
Read Red Harvest book online. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Red Harvest" by Dashiell Hammett. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Read Atlas Shrugged book online. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.
Read Daughter of Smoke & Bone book online. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In a nation on the brink of war, a young art student's star-crossed love begins to bloom in the first book of the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor. Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages -- not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers -- beautiful, haunted Akiva -- fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
Read White Tears book online. White Tears by Hari Kunzru, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: White Tears is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race, and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music and Delta Mississippi Blues. "An incisive meditation on race, privilege and music. Spanning decades, this novel brings alive the history of old-time blues and America’s racial conscience."—Rabeea Saleem, Chicago Review of Books Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America's great fortunes. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Seth is desperate to reach for the future. Carter is slipping back into the past. When Seth accidentally records an unknown singer in a park, Carter sends it out over the Internet, claiming it's a long lost 1920s blues recording by a musician called Charlie Shaw. When an old collector contacts them to say that their fake record and their fake bluesman are actually real, the two young white men, accompanied by Carter's troubled sister Leonie, spiral down into the heart of the nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge, and exploitation.
Read Loser book online. Loser by Jerry Spinelli, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen. Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero." With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.
Read Titans of the Climate book online. Titans of the Climate by Kelly Sims Gallagher,Xiaowei Xuan, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: How the planet's two largest greenhouse gas emitters navigate climate policy. The United States and China together account for a disproportionate 45 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. In 2014, then-President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced complementary efforts to limit emissions, paving the way for the Paris Agreement. And yet, with President Trump's planned withdrawal from the Paris accords and Xi's consolidation of power—as well as mutual mistrust fueled by misunderstanding—the climate future is uncertain. In Titans of the Climate, Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan examine how the planet's two largest greenhouse gas emitters develop and implement climate policy. Through dispassionate analysis, the authors aim to help readers understand the challenges, constraints, and opportunities in each country. Gallagher—a former U.S. climate policymaker—and Xuan—a member of a Chinese policy think tank—describe the specific drivers—political, economic, and social—of climate policies in both countries and map the differences between policy outcomes. They characterize the U.S. approach as “deliberative incrementalism”; the Chinese, meanwhile, engage in “strategic pragmatism.” Comparing the policy processes of the two countries, Gallagher and Xuan make the case that if each country understands more about the other's goals and constraints, climate policy cooperation is more likely to succeed.
Read Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 135 PDF download – SEEKING THE “LOST” EQUATOR book online. Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 135 PDF download – SEEKING THE “LOST” EQUATOR by atlantisrising.com, the book is categorize as Body, Mind & Spirit book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In This 88-page edition: ANCIENT MYSTERIES SEEKING THE “LOST” EQUATOR Ice-Age-Era Artifact of a Destroyed Civilization? BY JONATHON A. PERRIN THE PARANORMAL TUNNELING THROUGH TIME Could Visitors from the Past & the Future Be Here After All? BY MARTIN RUGGLES THE UNEXPLAINED VANISHING ACTS Tracking the Strange Disappearances of People & Animals Worldwide BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER UFOs U.S. FORCES VS. UFOS BEFORE ROSWELL Could Forgotten Accounts, Force a Look at Evidence Once Considered Taboo? BY FRANK JOSEPH THE UNEXPLAINED GIANTS IN THE PAPERS Lost Details of the Senora Skeleton Finds BY JAMES VIERA & HUGH NEWMAN CONSCIOUSNESS CHURCH ENERGY What Mystic Science Were the Builders Practicing? BY CHARLES SHAHAR THE OTHER SIDE “THE WAY” OF ST. JAMES Was It Sacred, or a Cover for the Profane? BY STEVEN SORA ANCIENT WISDOM QUEST FOR A GOLDEN AGE Have We Been Here Before? BY GEOFFREY ASHE THE OTHER SIDE THE DIMENSIONS OF INSPIRATION The Strange Case of Victor Hugo Yet Unsolved BY JOHN CHAMBERS ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE REALITY Fundamentally Speaking–What Is It Anyway? BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D. THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGY AND CONSCIOUSNESS BY MICHAEL A.CREMO ASTROLOGY SNOW WHITE, THE GOBLIN, FAROUT And Other Denizens of the Outer Solar System BY JULIE LOAR PUBLISHER’S LETTER THE SUN’ A CRYSTAL IN THE MAKING? BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON
Read The “Resource Curse” in the Persian Gulf book online. The “Resource Curse” in the Persian Gulf by Mehran Kamrava, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The "Resource Curse" in the Persian Gulf systematically address the little studied notion of a "resource curse" in relation to the Persian Gulf by examining the historical causes and genesis of the phenomenon and its consequences in a variety of areas, including human development, infrastructural growth, clientelism, state-building and institutional evolution, and societal and gender relations. The book explores how across the Arabian Peninsula, oil wealth began accruing to the state at a particular juncture in the state-building process, when traditional, largely informal patterns of shaikhly rule were relatively well established, but the formal institutional apparatuses of the state were not yet fully formed. The chapters show that oil wealth had a direct impact on subsequent developments in these two complementary areas. Contributors discuss how on one hand, the distribution of petrodollars enabled political elites to solidify existing patterns of rule through deepening clientelist practices and by establishing new, dependent clients; and how on the other, rent revenues gave state leaders the opportunity to establish and shape institutions in ways that solidified their political control. The "Resource Curse" in the Persian Gulf will be of great interest to scholars of Middle Eastern studies, focusing on a variety of subject areas, including human development, human resources, clientelism, infrastructural growth, institutional evolution, state-building, and societal and gender relations. This book was originally published as a special issue in the Journal of Arabian Studies.
Read Beyond the World of Titans, and the Remaking of World Order book online. Beyond the World of Titans, and the Remaking of World Order by Peter Baofu, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many, not only the dominance of the U.S. in the post-Cold War era is much exaggerated, but also its days as a hyper-power are ending. Instead, the world is slowly but steadily evolving towards what Dr. Baofu originally calls the dawn of 'the post-post-Cold War era' in 'the world of titans' for a tremendous remaking of world order, to be governed by different types of empires crossing regional borders. This has important implications for understanding the logic of empire-building, be it in the past, present, or future, to the extent that the current theoretical debate on international relations among different paradigms is as much misleading as obsolete. The current debate also obscures something more tremendous in the long run, in relation to the emergence of what Dr. Baofu proposes as 'the union of the unions' in the farther future that humans have never known, both here on earth and later in deep space.
Author : Nguyen-Son Vo,Van-Phuc Hoang,Quoc-Tuan Vien
ISBN : 3030774244
Publisher : Springer Nature
Number of Pages : 514
Readers : 9173
Read Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems book online. Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems by Nguyen-Son Vo,Van-Phuc Hoang,Quoc-Tuan Vien, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th EAI International Conference on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, INISCOM 2021, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in April 2021. The 39 full papers were selected from XX submissions and are organized thematically in tracks on telecommunications systems and networks; hardware, software and application designs; information processing and data analysis; industrial networks and intelligent systems; security and privacy.
Read Sustainable Development book online. Sustainable Development by Paul Sillitoe, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world's resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is arguably the prominent issue of the 21st century. This volume gives a wide ranging introduction focusing on the arid Gulf region, where the challenges of sustainable development are starkly evident. The Gulf relies on non-renewable oil and gas exports to supply the world's insatiable CO2 emitting energy demands, and has built unsustainable conurbations with water supplies dependent on energy hungry desalination plants and deep aquifers pumped beyond natural replenishment rates. Sustainable Development has an interdisciplinary focus, bringing together university faculty and government personnel from the Gulf, Europe, and North America -- including social and natural scientists, environmentalists and economists, architects and planners -- to discuss topics such as sustainable natural resource use and urbanization, industrial and technological development, economy and politics, history and geography.
Read Energy Security book online. Energy Security by Roland Dannreuther, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Many of the richest energy-producing regions of the world are wrought with conflict and billions of the world's poorest suffer the daily insecurity of energy poverty. All the while our planet is increasingly under pressure because of our continued dependence on fossil fuels. It is easy to see why energy security has become one of the major global challenges of the twenty-first century. In this book, Roland Dannreuther offers a new and comprehensive approach to understanding energy security. Drawing on the latest research, he treats energy security as a value that is continually in dynamic conflict with other core values, such as economic prosperity and sustainability. The different physical properties of the key energy resources – coal, oil, gas, nuclear and renewables – are of course critical for the differing manifestations of energy insecurity. But it is the social, economic and political contexts, developed over time and place, which are essential for a fuller appreciation of contemporary energy challenges. In highlighting the history and politics of energy security and the critical role played by power and justice in framing these debates, this incisive and cutting-edge analysis is a go-to introduction for students grappling with the complexities of energy security today.
Read The Politics of Oil book online. The Politics of Oil by Dag Harald Claes, the book is categorize as BUSINESS & ECONOMICS book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Politics of Oil brings together legal studies, economics, and political science to illustrate how governments gain and exercise control over oil resources and how political actors influence the global oil market, both individually and in cooperation with each other. The author also investigates the role of oil in preserving regime stability, in civil wars and in inter-state conflicts, as well as discussing the possible implications for the oil industry from policies to combat climate change.
Read World of Warcraft: Chronicle book online. World of Warcraft: Chronicle by BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, the book is categorize as Games & Activities book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people. This beautiful hardcover features twenty-five full-page paintings by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee, as well as a cosmology chart, half a dozen maps charting changes through time, and other line art illustrations by Joseph Lacroix, and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the modern era.
Read Greek and Roman Mythology book online. Greek and Roman Mythology by Don Nardo, the book is categorize as Young Adult Nonfiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Author Don Nardo and Consultant Editor Barbette Spaeth have compiled this volume that provides entries about various aspects of Greek and Roman mythology, grouped in the categories of rulers, heroes, and other human characters. Readers will learn about major and minor gods, animals, monsters, spirits, and forces. Entries cover important places and things, and major myth tellers and their works. Includes retellings of twelve myths.
Read Ownership and Control of Oil book online. Ownership and Control of Oil by Bianca Sarbu, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ownership and Control of Oil examines government decisions about how much control to exert over the petroleum industry, focusing on the role of National Oil Companies in the production of crude oil since the nationalizations in the 1970s. What are the motives for which some producing states opt for less and NOT more control of their oil production sector? When can International Oil Companies enter the upstream industry of producing states and under what conditions? The diversity of policy choices across producers provides the stage for this investigation: different theoretical explanations are confronted, with the empirical evidence, with the aim of finally proposing an interdisciplinary framework of analysis to explain who controls oil production around the world. This book is intended for both specialists and general readers who have an interest in the issue of government control of the petroleum industry. Due to its multidisciplinary approach, the book is aimed at a large academic public composed of scholars of Political Science, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, and Middle East Area Studies. Moreover, this book should be relevant to international consultants, industry professionals and decision-makers in countries assessing their experience with existing control structures as well as the many countries in the process of joining the ‘petroleum club’ of oil producing nations.
Read Security at a Price book online. Security at a Price by Nicholas Khoo,Reuben Steff, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This text analyzes why some states have chosen to cooperate with the U.S. on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) while others have adopted a non-cooperative posture, evidenced by diverse levels of balancing. It discusses the politics of unipolarity, deterrence policies of the U.S. and key states, WMD proliferation, balancing, and the security dilemma.
Read Religion Matters book online. Religion Matters by Paul Babie,Rick Sarre, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book draws together leaders in science, the health sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences to investigate the role of religion, its meaning and relevance, for their area of specialization. It provides a much-needed fresh perspective on the way in which religion operates within the modern, neo-liberal world. The book approaches the topic by way of a critical engagement between religion, broadly defined, and the individual disciplines in which each of the contributors is expert. Rather than simply taking the dogmatic position that religion offers something to every possible discipline, each of the chapters in this collection addresses the question: is there something that religion can offer to the discipline in question? That is the value of the book – it takes a truly critical stance on the place of religion in contemporary society.
Read Tod aus Verzweiflung book online. Tod aus Verzweiflung by Anne Case,Angus Deaton, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Der "American Dream" ist im Niedergang begriffen. Für die weiße Arbeiterklasse ist das heutige Amerika zu einem Land der zerrütteten Familien und der mangelnden Perspektiven geworden. Während College-Absolventen immer gesünder und wohlhabender werden, sterben Erwachsene ohne Abschluss immer häufiger an Alkohol, Drogen und Suizid – ein Tod aus Verzweiflung. Die wachsende Macht der Konzerne und ein skrupelloser Gesundheitssektor sind nur zwei der Gründe. Der Kapitalismus, der in zwei Jahrhunderten unzählige Menschen aus der Armut befreite, zerstört nun das Leben der amerikanischen Arbeiter. Die renommierten Ökonomen Anne Case und Angus Deaton legen diese Misere in ihrem Buch schonungslos offen. Drohen auch uns amerikanische Verhältnisse? Die Autoren geben brandaktuelle Antworten.