Description : Trouble has a way of seeking out Nicolas Calva, and it's not likely to leave him alone any time soon. With Caesar's magic bulla, the Malice of Mars, and the possibility of a Jupiter Stone in play, all the powers of Rome are circling Nic. He'll have to maneuver his way through scheming government officials and reawakened magical beasts to save the Empire. Can he manage to keep his friends and family safe, claim his own freedom once and for all, and rescue the Empire -- before the magic gets the better of him? With twists and turns on every page, critically acclaimed author Jennifer Nielsen weaves an epic, action-packed conclusion to her extraordinary Mark of the Thief trilogy.
Description : From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.
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Description : Hearts and loyalties collide in this electrifying new YA series from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen.
Description : Socially Extended Epistemology explores the epistemological ramifications of one of the most important research programmes in contemporary cognitive science: distributed cognition. In certain conditions, according to this programme, groups of people can generate distributed cognitive systems that consist of all participating members. This volume brings together a range of distinguished and early career academics, from a variety of different perspectives, to investigate the very idea of socially extended epistemology. They ask, for example: can distributed cognitive systems generate knowledge in a similar way to individuals? And if so, how, if at all, does this kind of knowledge differ from normal, individual knowledge? The first part of the volume examines foundational issues, including from a critical perspective. The second part of the volume turns to applications of this idea, and the new theoretical directions that it might take us. These include the ethical ramifications of socially extended epistemology, its societal impact, and its import for emerging digital technologies.
Description : Fantasy. 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 - Greece itself - to find the Doors of Death
Description : The bestselling text on the market -- now in its thirteenth edition -- CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unrivaled in its strong research base and currency. The chapters in Part Three (Crime Typologies) cover some of the hottest issues in the field today: ISIL and terrorism, mass shootings, green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the thirteenth edition is completely updated and includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages students to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Substantially reduce the largely hidden cost of fraud, and reapa new competitive advantage. As the title suggests, Countering Fraud for CompetitiveAdvantage presents a compelling business case for investing inanti-fraud measures to counter financial crime. It looks at theways of reaping a new competitive advantage by substantiallyreducing the hidden cost of fraud. Aimed at a wide businesscommunity and based on solid research, it is the only book to putforward an evidence-based model for combating corporate fraud andfinancial crime. Despite its increase and capture of the news headlines,corporate fraud is largely ignored by most organizations. Fraud isresponsible for losses of up to nine percent ofrevenues—sometimes more. Yet, most organizations don'tbelieve they have a problem and don't always measure fraud losses.This highlights an area for capturing a competitiveadvantage—with the right counter-fraud strategy, massivelosses due to the cost of fraud can be reduced for a fraction ofthe return. Advocates a new model for tackling fraud and illustratestheories with best practice examples from around the world The authors have close links with the Counter FraudProfessional Accreditation Board: Jim Gee is a world–renownedexpert in the field, and has advised private companies andgovernments from more than 35 countries. Mark Button is Director ofthe leading Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, PortsmouthUniversity, U.K. Organizations are losing millions of dollars to fraud. This bookoutlines a comprehensive approach to reducing financial crime andhelping return some of the revenue lost to the cost of fraud.
Description : This book integrates the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant—particularly the concepts of autonomy, dignity, and character—into economic theory, enriching models of individual choice and policymaking, while contributing to our understanding of how the economic individual fits into society.