The Company They Keep

The Company They Keep
Author: Neal Devins,Lawrence Baum
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190278056
Category: LAW
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Company They Keep Book Excerpt:

""The Company They Keep" advances a new way of thinking about Supreme Court decision-making. In so doing, it explains why today's Supreme Court is the first ever in which lines of ideological division are also partisan lines between justices appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents"--

The Monsoons and Climate Change

The Monsoons and Climate Change
Author: Leila Maria Véspoli de Carvalho,Charles Jones
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 3319216503
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Monsoons and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

This book presents a global overview examining monsoon variability in South Asia, Australian, South America and North American, as well as a focus on glaciers and monsoon systems. Monsoon systems are important components of the Earth's climate and play fundamental roles in water and energy balances. The variability and changes in the monsoons affect millions of people and the economies of many countries. This book presents the physical mechanisms involved with monsoon systems, including recent modeling advances addressing climate changes and future projections. The Monsoons and Climate Change will be of interest to both graduate students and researchers.

Guinness World Records 2015

Guinness World Records 2015
Author: Guinness World Records
Publsiher: Guinness World Records
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1908843705
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2015 Book Excerpt:

The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.

China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation
Author: Henrik Stålhane Hiim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN: 1351026046
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation Book Excerpt:

This book explores China’s approach to the nuclear programs in Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea. A major power with access to nuclear technology, China has a significant impact on international nuclear weapons proliferation, but its attitude towards the spread of the bomb has been inconsistent. China’s mixed record raises a broader question: why, when and how do states support potential nuclear proliferators? This book develops a framework for analyzing such questions, by putting forth three factors that are likely to determine a state’s policy: (1) the risk of changes in the nuclear status or military doctrines of competitors; (2) the recipient’s status and strategic value; and (3) the extent of pressure from third parties to halt nuclear assistance. It then demonstrates how these factors help explain China’s policies towards Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea. Overall, the book finds that China has been a selective and strategic supporter of nuclear proliferators. While nuclear proliferation is a security challenge to China in some settings, in others, it wants to help its friends build the bomb. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, nuclear proliferation, Chinese foreign policy and International Relations in general.

Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering

Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering
Author: James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park,Shu-Ching Chen,Joon-Min Gil,Neil Y. Yen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2014-04-16
ISBN: 3642549004
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering Book Excerpt:

The aims of these proceedings are to provide a complete coverage of the areas outlined, and to bring together researchers from academic and industry to share ideas, challenges, and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of this field. New multimedia standards (for example, MPEG-21) facilitate the seamless integration of multiple modalities into interoperable multimedia frameworks, transforming the way people work and interact with multimedia data. These key technologies and multimedia solutions interact and collaborate with each other in increasingly effective ways, contributing to the multimedia revolution and having a significant impact across a wide spectrum of consumer, business, healthcare, education, and governmental domains.

TARP and other Bank Bailouts and Bail Ins around the World

TARP and other Bank Bailouts and Bail Ins around the World
Author: Allen Berger,Raluca Roman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN: 0128138653
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TARP and other Bank Bailouts and Bail Ins around the World Book Excerpt:

Financial crises are recurring phenomena that result in the financial distress of systemically important banks, making it imperative to understand how to best respond to such crises and their consequences. Two policy responses became prominent for dealing with these distressed institutions since the last Global Financial Crisis: bailouts and bail-ins. The main questions surrounding these responses touch everyone: Are bailouts or bail-ins good for the financial system and the real economy? Is it essential to save distressed financial institutions by putting taxpayer money at risk in bailouts, or is it better to use private money in bail-ins instead? Are there better options, such as first lines of defense that help prevent such distress in the first place? Can countercyclical prudential and monetary policies lessen the likelihood and severity of the financial crises that often bring about this distress? Through careful analysis, authors Berger and Roman review and critically assess the extant theoretical and empirical research on many resolution approaches and tools. Placing special emphasis on lessons learned from one of the biggest bailouts of all time, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), while also reviewing other programs and tools, TARP and Other Bank Bailouts and Bail-Ins around the World sheds light on how best to protect the financial system on Wall Street and the real economy on Main Street. Presents a well-informed and rich account of bailouts, bail-ins, and other resolution approaches to resolve financially distressed banks. Uses TARP as a key case study of bailouts that has been thoroughly researched. Provides valuable research and policy guidance for dealing with future financial crises.

The Future of the Nineteenth Century Dream Child

The Future of the Nineteenth Century Dream Child
Author: Amy Billone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN: 1317381912
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Nineteenth Century Dream Child Book Excerpt:

This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's Alice and J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Billone goes on to examine the recent resurrection of Alice in Tim Burton's Alice, and of Peter Pan in Michael Jackson and in James Bond. Visiting trends that have emerged since the Harry Potter series ended, the book studies revisions of the dream-child in texts and films that have inspired mass fandom in the twenty-first century: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, E.L. James's 50 Shades of Grey and Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games. The volume argues that the 21st-century desire to achieve dream-states in relationship to eternal youth results from the way that dreams provide a means of realizing the fantastic yet alarming possibility of escaping from time. This current identification with the dream-child stems from the threat of political unrest and economic and environmental collapse as well as from the simultaneous technophilia and technophobia of a culture immersed in the breathless revolution of the digital age. This book not only explores how the dream-child from the past has returned to reflect misgivings about imagined dystopian futures but also reveals how the rebirth of the dream-child opens up possibilities for new narratives where happy endings remain viable against all odds. It will appeal to scholars in a wide variety of fields including Childhood Studies, Children's/YA Literature, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, Cyberculture, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Gothic Studies, New Media, and Popular Culture.

Sustainability Social Responsibility and Innovations in the Hospitality Industry

Sustainability  Social Responsibility  and Innovations in the Hospitality Industry
Author: H. G. Parsa,Vijaya (Vi) Narapareddy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1482223325
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Social Responsibility and Innovations in the Hospitality Industry Book Excerpt:

A reference on sustainability, social responsibility, and green practices in hospitality and tourism, this book presents innovative research methods in sustainability, state-of-the-art research by leading internationally recognized scholars on this topic, providing an excellent source of quality research. Readers can expect to find several new ways to pursue research in sustainability.The book covers sustainability in the context of public policy and ethics, a popular topic with universal appeal to many disciplines beyond hospitality. It includes case studies and addresses sustainability issues from hotels, restaurants, tourism, travel, meetings, and others, with authors from all five continents.

Poverty and Power

Poverty and Power
Author: Edward Royce
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-01-21
ISBN: 1442238097
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty and Power Book Excerpt:

Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system rather than individual failings of the poor. Contrary to the popular belief that poverty results from individual deficiencies—that poor people lack intelligence, determination, or skills—author Edward Royce introduces students to the very real structural issues that stack the balance of power in the United States. The book introduces four systems that contribute to inequality in the U.S.—economic, political, cultural, and structural—then discusses ten institutional problems that make life difficult for the poor and contribute to the persistence of poverty. Throughout the book, the author compares individualistic and structural approaches to poverty to assess strengths and limitations of each view. The second edition of this provocative book has been revised throughout with new statistical information, as well as analysis of the recent recession, the Obama presidency, increasing political polarization, the rise of the Tea Party and appearance of the Occupy Movement, new anti-poverty movements, and more.

Behind His Eyes Truth

Behind His Eyes Truth
Author: Aleatha Romig
Publsiher: Romig Works LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 0991401107
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind His Eyes Truth Book Excerpt:

A CONSEQUENCES SERIES READING COMPANION Book #5 of the Consequences Series

Gender Futurity Intersectional Autoethnography

Gender Futurity  Intersectional Autoethnography
Author: Amber L. Johnson,Benny LeMaster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN: 100006817X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Futurity Intersectional Autoethnography Book Excerpt:

Gender Futurity, Intersectional Autoethnography showcases a collection of narrative and autoethnographic research that unpacks the complexity of gender at its intersections, i.e. by ability, race, sexuality, religion, beauty, geography, spatiality, community, performance, politics, socio-economic status, education, and many other markers of difference. The book focuses on gender as it is lived, chaperoned, and chaperones other social identity categories. It tells stories that reveal problematic gender binaries, promising gender futures, and everything in between—they ask us to rethink what we assume to be true, real, and normal about gender identity and expression. Each essay, written by both gender variant and cisgender scholars, explores cultural phenomena that create space for us to re-imagine, re-think, and create new ways of being. This book will be useful for undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional degree students, particularly in the fields of gender studies, qualitative methods, and communication theory.

From the Tricontinental to the Global South

From the Tricontinental to the Global South
Author: Anne Garland Mahler
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-05-11
ISBN: 0822371715
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Tricontinental to the Global South Book Excerpt:

In From the Tricontinental to the Global South Anne Garland Mahler traces the history and intellectual legacy of the understudied global justice movement called the Tricontinental—an alliance of liberation struggles from eighty-two countries, founded in Havana in 1966. Focusing on racial violence and inequality, the Tricontinental's critique of global capitalist exploitation has influenced historical radical thought, contemporary social movements such as the World Social Forum and Black Lives Matter, and a Global South political imaginary. The movement's discourse, which circulated in four languages, also found its way into radical artistic practices, like Cuban revolutionary film and Nuyorican literature. While recent social movements have revived Tricontinentalism's ideologies and aesthetics, they have largely abandoned its roots in black internationalism and its contribution to a global struggle for racial justice. In response to this fractured appropriation of Tricontinentalism, Mahler ultimately argues that a renewed engagement with black internationalist thought could be vital to the future of transnational political resistance.

The Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years

The Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years Book Excerpt:

Now and at the Hour of Our Death Third Edition

Now and at the Hour of Our Death  Third Edition
Author: Various authors, including Victoria M. Tufano
Publsiher: Liturgy Training Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 1616716797
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now and at the Hour of Our Death Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Preparing for your own death removes a great burden from your loved ones who will be suffering deep sadness upon your death. Preparing ahead of time will let them grieve without worrying whether they are fulfilling your wishes, and it may prevent conflict among family members. This booklet is a hopeful, prayerful, and practical guide that will help you record your wishes for the end of your life and funeral. It provides space for recording information regarding DNRs, living wills, and finances. It will guide you through the consumer information for funerals, while also providing theological reflections on the Catholic funeral liturgy, so you can select the Scripture readings and music you would like to be offered at your own funeral. This booklet is grounded in Catholic teaching and will help you make arrangements that reflect your faith in Christ.

Searching for Sharing

Searching for Sharing
Author: Daniela Merolla,Mark Turin
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1783743212
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Searching for Sharing Book Excerpt:

In a world where new technologies are being developed at a dizzying pace, how can we best approach oral genres that represent heritage? Taking an innovative and interdisciplinary approach, this volume explores the idea of sharing as a model to construct and disseminate the knowledge of literary heritage with the people who are represented by and in it. Expert contributors interweave sociological analysis with an appraisal of the transformative impact of technology on literary and cultural production. Does technology restrict, constraining the experience of an oral performance, or does it afford new openings for different aesthetic experiences? Topics explored include the Mara Cultural Heritage Digital Library, the preservation of Ewe heritage material, new eresources for texts in Manding languages, and the possibilities of technauriture. This timely and necessary collection also examines to what extent digital documents can be and have been institutionalised in archives and museums, how digital heritage can remain free from co-option by hegemonic groups, and the roles that exist for community voices. A valuable contribution to a fast-developing field, this book is required reading for scholars and students in the fields of heritage, anthropology, linguistics, history and the emerging disciplines of multi-media documentation and analysis, as well as those working in the field of literature, folklore, and African studies. It is also important reading for museum and archive curators.

What is African American History

What is African American History
Author: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN: 0745695906
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is African American History Book Excerpt:

Scholarship on African American history has changed dramatically since the publication of George Washington Williams’ pioneering A History of the Negro Race in America in 1882. Organized chronologically and thematically, What is African American History? offers a concise and compelling introduction to the field of African American history as well as the black historical enterpriseÑpast, present, and future. Pero Gaglo Dagbovie discusses many of the discipline’s important turning points, subspecialties, defining characteristics, debates, texts, and scholars. The author explores the growth and maturation of scholarship on African American history from late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries until the field achieved significant recognition from the ‘mainstream’ U.S. historical profession in the 1970s. Subsequent decades witnessed the emergence and development of key theoretical approaches, controversies, and dynamic areas of concentration in black history, the vibrant field of black women’s history, the intriguing relationship between African American history and Black Studies, and the imaginable future directions of African American history in the twenty-first century. What is African American History? will be a practical introduction for all students of African American history and Black Studies.

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War
Author: Donald W. Boose
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN: 1317041496
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War Book Excerpt:

This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the key research issues in what for years was known as the 'Forgotten War.' The book comprises three main thematic parts, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics covering the background, conduct, clashes, and outcome of the Korean War. The first part sets the historical stage, with chapters focusing on the main participants. The second part provides details on the tactics, equipment, and logistics of the belligerents. Part III covers the course of the war, with each chapter addressing a key stage of the fighting in chronological order. The enormous increase in writings on the Korean War during the last thirty years, following the release of key primary source documents, has revived and energized the interest of scholars. This essential reference work not only provides an overview of recent research, but also assesses what impact this has had on understanding the war.

Fading Ads of Cincinnati

Fading Ads of Cincinnati
Author: Ronny Salerno
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN: 1625856504
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fading Ads of Cincinnati Book Excerpt:

Hidden down alleyways, on street corners or on the bricks above the cityscape, Cincinnati’s fading advertisements hide in plain sight. These ghost signs still tout their wares and services, remnants of a bygone era. Each sign has a vivid story behind it unique to its era, product and craftsmanship. “Wall dogs” like sign artist Gus Holthaus left their marks on the city. A sign for the Beehive, the club and restaurant at the top of the arena, reminds residents of Cincinnati’s pro hockey team, the Stingers. Not many can remember “the Other Place,” but a hand-painted advertisement still adorns a city wall. Join author and photographer Ronny Salerno for a tour of Cincinnati’s vanishing signs and their intriguing history.

Atmospheric Hazards

Atmospheric Hazards
Author: Jill Coleman
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN: 953512515X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmospheric Hazards Book Excerpt:

Natural and environmental hazards research comprises a diverse set of subjects and methodologies and this book is no exception - offering the reader only a small glimpse into the physical and social processes that threaten human interests. Atmospheric Hazards-Case Studies in Modeling, Communication, and Societal Impacts explores atmospheric-based hazards through focused investigations ranging from a local to global perspective. Within this short compendium, the major scales of atmospheric motion are well represented with topics on microscale turbulent transport of pollutants, mesoscale events stemming from thunderstorm complexes, and synoptic scale extreme precipitation episodes. Chapters include discussions on modeling aspects for investigating hazards (pollution, regional climate models) and the forecasting and structure of high wind events (derechos), whereas others delve into hazard communication, preparedness, and social vulnerability issues (tornadoes, hurricanes, and lightning). Although the chapters are quite disparate upon first inspection, the topics are united through their interweaving of both the physical and societal mechanisms that create the atmospheric hazard and eventual disaster.

The Legendary Florida A M University Marching Band The History of The Hundred

The Legendary Florida A M University Marching Band The History of    The Hundred
Author: Curtis Inabinett Jr.
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN: 1683489810
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Legendary Florida A M University Marching Band The History of The Hundred Book Excerpt:

Author Curtis Inabinett, Jr., dedicated himself for a seven-year period and delivers the undeniable story of the Legendary Florida A & M University Marching Band. Inabinett’s extraordinary biographical display of words, vividly paints an illustrative mind’s eye view of the famous band from 1946 to 2015, leaving no stones unturned in his quest to deliver the truth. Released on November 10, 2016, this 296-page 8 by 10 full color book is filled with facts that will instill in readers why ‘The Hundred’ has survived as one of the top marching bands in America. Inabinett tells the story of Dr. William P. Foster, the band’s creator, and how he overcame racism while an undergraduate music major student at the University of Kansas in the early 1940’s. This heartfelt message reveals the power of god and perseverance, and is a must read for all lovers of marching bands, but not only that, Inabinett explores the down side of hazing in marching bands, and how ‘The Hundred’ came back to prominence after a self-imposed suspension in 2012 for a hazing death within its famed band. Inabinett, who has never formally studied journalism, was awarded the first annual ‘2015 – 2016 Alyce Hunley Whayne Award’ for his book manuscript of ‘The Hundred,’ and spent one week in December of 2015 at the University of Kansas’ Kenneth Spencer Research Library completing research for this book.