Conundrum

Author by : James Morris
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
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Description : The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man's man. Except that appearances, as James Morris had known from early childhood, can be deeply misleading. James Morris had known all his conscious life that at heart he was a woman. "Conundrum"," "one of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience, tells the story of James Morris's hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as he resolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman that he truly was.


Cracking The China Conundrum

Author by : Yukon Huang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : "Few countries command as much public attention as China. Its economic successes have altered global power relations and reshaped the debate on the virtues of market-led versus state-led capitalism. Yet despite such extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China's economy is often wrong. Many see a collapse in the making but others see eventual domination of the global financial system. Yet whether one is debating its achievements or its vulnerabilities, the analysis of what has been happening is usually misguided. These include topics such as China's potential debt and property market bubbles, its trade and investment relations with the United States and Europe, its efforts to broaden its regional influence by reviving historical trade routes and the links between corruption, growth and political liberalization. If the diagnosis is flawed, then so are the related policy prescriptions. There are many reasons why such judgments have gone astray, beginning with the absence of any validated framework for understanding an economy driven by both the market and the state. Moreover, China size, regional diversity and its unique decentralized administrative system shape outcomes in ways that are not easily captured by simplistic indicators or the usual themes. The lack of suitable analytical tools is further complicated by the biases that flow from the differing social and cultural values between China and the West. "Cracking the China Conundrum" is the key to understanding the reality and developing the basis for a more constructive dialogue.""--


Conundrum

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Cougar Conundrum

Author by : Mark Elbroch
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Mountain lions, once on the edge of extinction, have made a remarkable comeback. But this has led to an unexpected modern conundrum: Do more mountain lions mean they're a threat to humans and domestic animals? Or do they need our help to survive? Mountain lion biologist and expert Mark Elbroch dismisses old myths, arguing that ecosystems depend on keystone predators to keep them in healthy balance. Humans and mountain lions can coexist, he explains, if we arm ourselves with knowledge and common sense. Elbroch explores the realities of human and livestock safety in the presence of mountain lions, as well as human impacts on lions and the need for sensible management strategies. The Cougar Conundrum delivers a clear-eyed assessment of a modern wildlife challenge, offering practical advice for wildlife managers, conservationists, hunters, and those who share their habitat with large predators.


The St Louis Conundrum

Author by : Ronald W Fry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Prentice Hall
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Conundrum

Author by : Charissa Bremer-David
Languange : en
Publisher by : Getty Publications
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Description : The whimsical imagery of four tapestries in the permanent collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and currently on display at the Getty Center is perplexing. Created in France at the Beauvais manufactory between 1690 and 1730, these charming hangings, unlike most French tapestries of the period, appear to be purely decorative, with no narrative thread, no theological moral, and no allegorical symbolism. They belong to a series called theGrotesques, inspired by ancient frescos discovered during the excavation of the Roman emperor Nero’s Domus Aurea, or Golden House, but the origins of their mysterious subject matter have long eluded art historians. Based on seven years of research, Conundrum: Puzzles in the Grotesques Tapestry Series reveals for the first time that the artist responsible for these designs, Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (1636–1699), actually incorporated dozens of motifs and vignettes from a surprising range of sources: antique statuary, Renaissance prints, Mannerist tapestry, and Baroque art, as well as contemporary seventeenth century urban festivals, court spectacle, and theater. Conundrum illustrates the most interesting of these sources alongside full-color details and overall views of the four tapestries. The book’s informative and engaging essay identifies and decodes the tapestries’ intriguing visual puzzles, enlightening our understanding and appreciation of the series’ unexpectedly rich intellectual underpinnings.


Minority Conundrum

Author by : Tanweer Fazal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage Books
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Description : The second volume in the Rethinking India series explicates what it means to be a minority in majoritarian times. The contributors identify vulnerabilities that encumber the quest for the realization of substantive citizenship by minority groups. The essays deal with educational attainments, employment prospects in a liberalized economy, possibilities of equal opportunity, violence of the state and vigilante groups, emerging questions of citizenship and employment, linking language with the material life of its speakers, and the receding political voice of minorities amidst a majoritarian upswing. Also examined is the concept of minority being inextricably bound with two allied ideas equally foundational to the vision of the Indian Republic: secularism and nationalism. The three together form a conceptual whole to the extent that none finds its manifestation without reference to the other two. The take-offs of the minority question in India include the archetypal nationalist's disapproval of the very endurance of the subject post-Independence. The secular-modernists and the Hindutva nationalists converge in prescribing assimilation-one into a modernist project, the other into a national culture defined by Sanskritic Hinduism-while the pluralist vision, tolerant of divergent practices, follies in assuming cultures and religious observances as frozen. This, along with several allied issues, forms the heart of this thought-provoking volume.


Redefining Job And The Conundrum Of Suffering

Author by : Victoria Adams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : As a species, we are storytellers. Our best stories, those that endure for generations, are stories of trials and suffering and of surmounting the challenges set before us. The biblical Job is such a story, one that has become encrusted with centuries of interpretations. Redefining Job and the Conundrum of Suffering sets out to retell the story, to make “once upon a time” have meaning for us today. The best way to break old patterns is to start from scratch. Redefining Job dissects the story, the history of interpretations, and the history of how humanity has dealt with suffering. As the story is rebuilt with different insights gained from research in biblical studies, humanities, and science, the message can be viewed in a fresh light. The author of Job lived at a time when knowledge was expanding and our perception of our place in the universe was changing. From this perspective, Job becomes a hero. No longer patiently waiting for some ambiguous answer, he is demanding something more of his Maker. “Before I heard, but now I see” becomes an affirmation that he grasped a new path to discovering why we suffer and how we should respond.


The Afghan Conundrum Intervention Statebuilding And Resistance

Author by : Jonathan Goodhand
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book covers the period spanning the international invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to the foreign military withdrawal in 2014. It explores and dissects the conflictual encounter between international troops, statebuilders and donors on the one hand, and Afghan elites and the wider population on the other. It brings together a group of leading experts and analysts on Afghanistan who examine the varied reasons behind the mixed and often perverse effects of exogenous state-building and reflects upon their implications for wider theory and practice. The starting point of the various contributions is a serious engagement with empirical realities, drawing upon extended experience and field research. Their exploration of the unfolding dynamics and effects of external intervention raise fundamental questions about the core premises underlying the state-building project. This book was published as a special issue of Central Asian Survey.


The Christmas Conundrum 20 Thrillers In One Edition

Author by : Arthur Conan Doyle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Musaicum Books
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Description : Christmas holidays are the best time to enjoy some good mystery tales in the snuggling comfort of your home and family. This edition hence brings to you some of the finest literary gems together in one place to satisfy your cravings for some suspense. Enjoy: A Christmas Tragedy (Emmuska Orczy) The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (Arthur Conan Doyle) An Exciting Christmas Eve or, My Lecture On Dynamite (Arthur Conan Doyle) What the Shepherd Saw: A Tale of Four Moonlight Nights (Thomas Hardy) The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (M.R. James) To Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt: Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions (Charles Dickens) Mustapha (Sabine Baring-Gould) Markheim (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Flying Stars (G.K. Chesterton) The Thieves who couldn't Stop Sneezing (Thomas Hardy) Mr Wray's Cash Box or, the Mask and the Mystery (Wilkie Collins) A Chaparral Christmas Gift (O. Henry) The Wolves of Cernogratz (Saki) Ghosts and Family Legends (Catherine Crowe) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) The Mystery of My Grandmother's Hair Sofa (John Kendrick Bangs) Wolverden Tower (Grant Allen) Glámr (Sabine Baring-Gould) The Ghosts at Grantley (Leonard Kip) Told After Supper (Jerome K. Jerome)


The Conundrum

Author by : David Owen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
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Description : Outlines a practical contrarian manifesto on modern environmental issues that challenges perceptions that current practices will be sufficient, revealing facts and ways to apply initially counter-intuitive but ultimately beneficial methods for securing asustainable environment.


The Cardamom Conundrum

Author by : Timothy J. Killeen
Languange : en
Publisher by : NUS Press
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Description : A "conundrum" is a puzzle whose solution requires the resolution of a paradox. In this instance, the paradox lies in two widely held and conflicting assumptions: that the pathway to a modern economy requires exploiting and monetizing a country's natural resources, and that the long-term prosperity of a nation depends on the conservation of those same resources. This book consciously seeks to avoid the mentality of "trade-offs", where pro-development advocates view conservation efforts as impediments and conservationists are convinced that development inevitably leads to a loss for nature. Instead, through an evaluation of opportunities in the still pristine forests of the Cardamom Mountains and surrounding landscapes, the author seeks to demonstrate that wise management of a nation's renewable natural resources will facilitate economic growth. Resolving the Cardamom Conundrum demands an economic model that provides robust growth, and that alleviates poverty over the short term and eradicates it over the medium term. Any other solution is impractical and morally unacceptable. The author points the way by indentifying innovative options linked to climate finance and low carbon development strategies that span the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.


Parenting The Conundrum Child

Author by : ANIESA. BLORE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rethink Press
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Description : There's nothing wrong with your child! Stop worrying! No matter how often your friends and family may say this, if you know that your child is developing differently from their peers, it's time to stand up for your conundrum child. When you have a child with additional needs, what's important is not that they get top marks or play rugby for the first team: it's that they are able to get changed quickly enough after PE or have a friend round on a stress-free playdate. Use the CAN approach to help your child Connect, Achieve and Navigate their way to independence. This book gives you the strategies you need to: - Connect with yourself and your child - Ditch the parent guilt - Help your child achieve goals and cope with new situations - Understand how to get what you need from healthcare professionals - Help your child develop the skills they need to enjoy life to the full


Back To The Future Continuum Conundrum

Author by : Bob Gale
Languange : en
Publisher by : IDW Publishing
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Description : Spring, 1986. Marty McFly, depressed because life without Doc Brown is just plain boring, receives an alarming letter from Clara in 1893: Doc has disappeared in the time stream and Marty is the only one who can find him! The first ongoing BTTF storyline from IDW starts here! Collects issues #6-11.


The Creativity Conundrum

Author by : Robert J. Sternberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This book challenges traditional notions of creativity as a trait, and brings forward ideas of multiple types of creativity, along with the possibility of development of creativity.


Conundrum

Author by : Jeff Crook
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : On a dark night, a Class C Submersible Deepswimmer departs Sancrist Isle with a crew of 20 gnome explorers. Armed with top-secret devices, the intrepid explorers set out on a legendary journey to subnavigate the continent of Ansalon to determine why large rocks float. Though the fate of the world does not hang in the balance, theirs certainly does. Original


The Conundrum

Author by : David Owen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : Look out for David Owen's next book, Where the Water Goes. The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability. Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent light bulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: Everything you've been told about living green is wrong. The quest for a breakthrough battery or a 100 mpg car are dangerous fantasies. We are consumers, and we like to consume green and efficiently. But David Owen argues that our best intentions are still at cross purposes to our true goal - living sustainably and caring for our environment and the future of the planet. Efficiency, once considered the holy grail of our environmental problems, turns out to be part of the problem. Efforts to improve efficiency and increase sustainable development only exacerbate the problems they are meant to solve, more than negating the environmental gains. We have little trouble turning increases in efficiency into increases in consumption. David Owen's The Conundrum is an elegant nonfiction narrative filled with fascinating information and anecdotes takes you through the history of energy and the quest for efficiency. This is a book about the environment that will change how you look at the world. We should not be waiting for some geniuses to invent our way out of the energy and economic crisis we're in. We already have the technology and knowledge we need to live sustainably. But will we do it? That is the conundrum.


Daddy Is A Conundrum

Author by : N. Tran-Davies
Languange : en
Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : Einstein. Newton. Galileo. Their brilliant discoveries can be rather elementary when compared to a father's fun-filled, quirky and perplexing ways. This lighthearted rhyming story will scientifically define the biggest conundrum of them all....


Conundrum

Author by : Steve Lyons
Languange : en
Publisher by : London Bridge
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Description : "A killer is stalking the streets of the village of Arandale. The victims are found one each day, drained of blood. And if that seems strange, it's nothing compared to the town's inhabitants. The Doctor, Ace and Bernice think they're investigating a murder mystery. But it's all much more bizarre than that. And much more dangerous. Someone has interfered with the Doctor's past again, and he's landed in a place he knows he once destroyed. This time there can be no escape."--Page 4 of cover.


Energy Conundrum The Climate Change Global Prosperity And The Tough Decisions We Have To Make

Author by : Neil A C Hirst
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : This book provides a comprehensive and balanced account of global energy policy; covering moral, political, social, technical and economic aspects of the subject. While The Energy Conundrum does not offer easy solutions, it provides the facts and evidence gathered from sources in government, industry, academia, and NGOs alike, for readers to understand the issues and make their own judgements.With a foreword by Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency and a leading figure in world energy, The Energy Conundrum comprises eleven chapters covering topics from history and geopolitics to contemporary challenges for climate mitigation and governance. The book also offers realistic case studies which invite readers to try their hand at making energy policy as government energy ministers in two countries with very different circumstances.Related Link(s)


The Egyptian Jukebox

Author by : Nick Bantock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Viking Adult
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Description : Containing a baffling mystery that reveals a connection between the ancient and contemporary worlds, an adult picture book offers a ten-drawer "cabinet" of colorful artifacts, each with its own eerie story. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.


The Open Source Conundrum

Author by : Christer Foghagen
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD - Books on Demand
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Description : During the 1980's and 1990's the old development logic was challenged by open participation over the internet. Software companies went from being producers of software as their primary commodity to service producers with a focus on long term service relations. This is a reflection on different development processes and development logics as well as security and privacy implications for end users.


The Orwell Conundrum

Author by : Erika Gottlieb
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : An important contribution to the understanding of George Orwell's thought, particularly to Nineteen Eighty Four. The author challenges the view of the novel as a flawed work of crushing pessimism, arguing convincingly that it is a great humanist's mature vision of his deeply troubled times.


The Curatorial Conundrum

Author by : Paul O'Neill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mit Press
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Description : Today curators are sometimes more famous than the artists whose work they curate, and curatorship involves more than choosing objects for an exhibition. The expansion of the curatorial field in recent decades has raised questions about exhibition-making itself and the politics of production, display, and distribution. The Curatorial Conundrum looks at the burgeoning field of curatorship and tries to imagine its future. Indeed, practitioners and theorists consider a variety of futures: the future of curatorial education; the future of curatorial research; the future of curatorial and artistic practice; and the institutions that will make these other futures possible. The contributors examine the proliferation of graduate programs in curatorial studies over the last twenty years, and consider what can be taught without giving up what is precisely curatorial, within the ever-expanding parameters of curatorial practice in recent times. They discuss curating as collaborative research, asking what happens when exhibition operates as a mode of research in its own right. They explore curatorial practice as an exercise in questioning the world around us; and they speculate about what it will take to build new, innovative, and progressive curatorial research institutions. ContributorsNancy Adajania, Thomas Boutoux, Mélanie Bouteloup, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Luis Camnitzer, Eddie Chambers, Zasha Colah, Galit Eilat, Annie Fletcher, Lia Gangitano, Liam Gillick, Vladimir Jeriç, Koyo Kouoh, Miguel A. López, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul O'Neill, Tobias Ostrander, Joao Ribas, Sarah Rifky, Peter J. Russo, Sumesh Sharma, Simon Sheikh, Lucy Steeds, Jeannine Tang, David Teh, Jelena Vesiç Mick Wilson, Vivian Ziherl Copublished with the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College/Luma Foundation


South Asia Conundrum

Author by : B. M. Jain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This book forensically examines geopolitical, geo-economic, and geostrategic, implications of the interventionist role of extra-regional powers in South Asia and its extended neighborhood, Afghanistan and Central Asia in particular.


The Customer Conundrum

Author by : Gary L. Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : There is clearly a huge gulf that has been created in the arena of customer service. This gulf exists between what business owners espouse as their customer service philosophies and what customers are actually experiencing in their daily personal and business transactions. What's worse is that this "gulf" appears to be widening, especially with the impact of global operations and sourcing. In The Customer Conundrum, Gary Smith identifies the core issues relating to the customer service gulf, and then gives solid, practical advice on how you can create, maintain, and lead a true customer-centric organization.


Risk Conundrums

Author by : Roger E Kasperson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : A risk conundrum can be viewed as a risk that poses major issues in assessment, and whose management is not easily engaged. Such perplexing problems can either paralyze or badly delay risk analysis and directions for progression. Rather than simply focusing on the progress in risk analysis that has already been made, it is crucial to consider what has been learnt about these seemingly unmanageable problems and how best to move forward. Risk Conundrums seeks to answer this question by bringing together a range of key thinkers in the field to explore key issues such as risk communication, uncertainty, social trust, indicators and metrics, and risk management, drawing upon case study examples including natural disasters, terrorism, and energy transitions. The initial chapters address risk conundrums, their properties, and the challenges they pose. The book then turns to a greater emphasis on systemic and regional risk conundrums. Finally, it considers how risk management can be changed to address these unsolvable conundrums. Alternative pathways are defined and scrutinized and predictions for future developments set out. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of risk governance, environmental policy, and sustainable development.


Conundrum

Author by : Brett D. Schaefer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Foreword by Ambassador John R. Bolton


Pakistan

Author by : Tilak Devasher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper India
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Description : Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province, is a complex region fraught with conflict and hostility, ranging from an enduring insurgency and sectarian violence to terror strikes and appalling human rights violations. In his third book on Pakistan, Tilak Devasher analyses why Balochistan is such a festering sore for Pakistan. With his keen understanding of the region, he traces the roots of the deep-seated Baloch alienation to the princely state of Kalat's forced accession to Pakistan in 1948. This alienation has been further solidified by the state's rampant exploitation of the province, leading to massive socio-economic deprivation. Is the Baloch insurgency threatening the integrity of Pakistan? What is the likelihood of an independent Balochistan? Has the situation in the province become irretrievable for Pakistan? Is there a meeting ground between the mutually opposing narratives of the Pakistan state and the Baloch nationalists? Devasher examines these issues with a clear and objective mind backed by meticulous research that goes to the heart of the Baloch conundrum.