Mirror For Humanity A Concise Introduction To Cultural Anthropology

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Description : Facts101 is your complete guide to Mirror for Humanity, A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Language and Communication, Making a Living, Political Systems, and Families, Kinship, and Marriage plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.


The Endtimes Of Human Rights

Author by : Stephen Hopgood
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Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : "We are living through the endtimes of the civilizing mission. The ineffectual International Criminal Court and its disastrous first prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, along with the failure in Syria of the Responsibility to Protect are the latest pieces of evidence not of transient misfortunes but of fatal structural defects in international humanism. Whether it is the increase in deadly attacks on aid workers, the torture and 'disappearing' of al-Qaeda suspects by American officials, the flouting of international law by states such as Sri Lanka and Sudan, or the shambles of the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Phnom Penh, the prospect of one world under secular human rights law is receding. What seemed like a dawn is in fact a sunset. The foundations of universal liberal norms and global governance are crumbling."—from The Endtimes of Human Rights In a book that is at once passionate and provocative, Stephen Hopgood argues, against the conventional wisdom, that the idea of universal human rights has become not only ill adapted to current realities but also overambitious and unresponsive. A shift in the global balance of power away from the United States further undermines the foundations on which the global human rights regime is based. American decline exposes the contradictions, hypocrisies and weaknesses behind the attempt to enforce this regime around the world and opens the way for resurgent religious and sovereign actors to challenge human rights. Historically, Hopgood writes, universal humanist norms inspired a sense of secular religiosity among the new middle classes of a rapidly modernizing Europe. Human rights were the product of a particular worldview (Western European and Christian) and specific historical moments (humanitarianism in the nineteenth century, the aftermath of the Holocaust). They were an antidote to a troubling contradiction—the coexistence of a belief in progress with horrifying violence and growing inequality. The obsolescence of that founding purpose in the modern globalized world has, Hopgood asserts, transformed the institutions created to perform it, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and recently the International Criminal Court, into self-perpetuating structures of intermittent power and authority that mask their lack of democratic legitimacy and systematic ineffectiveness. At their best, they provide relief in extraordinary situations of great distress; otherwise they are serving up a mixture of false hope and unaccountability sustained by “human rights” as a global brand. The Endtimes of Human Rights is sure to be controversial. Hopgood makes a plea for a new understanding of where hope lies for human rights, a plea that mourns the promise but rejects the reality of universalism in favor of a less predictable encounter with the diverse realities of today’s multipolar world.


The British Study Edition Of The Urantia Papers Book Ereader Pdf

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The Great Metropolis A Mirror Of New York

Author by : Junius Henri Browne
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Going Beyond

Author by : Marie-Theres Albert
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This volume looks at sustainable protection and sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage, particularly in view of the current challenges of the 21st century. For more than 40 years the World Heritage Convention has regulated the protection of the cultural and natural heritage of humankind, particularly in that heritage shall be protected if it is threatened by modern development. The international community has also adopted sustainability and sustainable development, as objectives to facilitate the protection of cultural and natural heritage. Sustainable heritage protection and use must therefore be preserved in the face of the global challenges it faces and must be perceived in terms of societal, political and corresponding economic paradigms.


Author by : Конфуций
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Publisher by : Litres
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Description : Во всей истории мировой философии найдется не много мыслителей, которых можно было бы поставить рядом с Конфуцием (VI-V вв. до н. э.). Легендарный великий Учитель, непререкаемый авторитет для китайской философской традиции, он давно уже перешагнул ее совсем не тесные рамки. Наследие Конфуция, если отбросить массу сомнительных и откровенно приписываемых ему текстов, выглядит очень лаконично. Книга изречений «Луньюй», записанных учениками Конфуция, относится к числу наиболее бесспорных книг знаменитого философа.До недавнего времени о Конфуции больше слышали, чем читали, поэтому в нашем издании «Луньюй» дополнен трудами учеников Конфуция, а также обширными комментариями и биографическими пояснениями, накопившимися за последние две тысячи лет.


Beyond Smoke And Mirrors

Author by : Burton Richter
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Global climate change is one of the most important issues humanity faces today. This book assesses the sensible, senseless and biased proposals for averting the potentially disastrous consequences of global warming, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions on switching to more sustainable energy provision. Burton Richter is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who has served on many US and international review committees on climate change and energy issues. He provides a concise overview of our knowledge and uncertainties within climate change science , discusses current energy demand and supply patterns, and the energy options available to cut emissions of greenhouse gases. Written in non-technical language, this book presents a balanced view of options for moving from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels into a much more sustainable energy system, and is accessible to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds - students, policymakers, and the concerned citizen.


Health Warning Government

Author by : Mike Sivier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : Always irreverent, often scathing, Vox Political has been commenting on the UK political scene since late 2011. Health Warning: Government! collects the best articles of early 2013 into a handy volume, providing guidance and insight into the facts behind the rhetoric - in a way that everyone can understand.


Creation And Humanity

Author by : Veli-Matti Karkkainen
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Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Author by : Грин Д.
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Publisher by : Рипол Классик
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Description : Выпускник школы Кью Джейкобсен с детских лет тайно влюблен в свою прекрасную и дерзкую соседку Марго Рот Шпигельман. Поэтому, когда однажды ночью она приглашает его принять участие в «карательной операции» против ее обидчиков, он соглашается. Но, придя в школу после их ночного приключения, Кью узнает, что Марго исчезла… оставив для него лишь таинственные послания, которые он должен разгадать, чтобы найти девушку. И Кью бросается в отчаянную погоню, которая долгие годы царила в его сердце, на самом деле нет.


The Torturer In The Mirror

Author by : Ramsey Clark
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Publisher by : Seven Stories Press
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Description : Before the US invasion of Iraq, before the American public saw the infamous photos from Abu Ghraib, the CIA went to the White House with a question: What, according to the Constitution, was the line separating interrogation from torture—and could that line be moved? The White House lawyers' answer—in the form of legal documents later known as the "Torture Memos"—became the US's justification for engaging in torture. The Torturer in the Mirror shows us how when one of us tortures, we are all implicated in the crime. In three uncompromising essays, Iraqi dissident Haifa Zangana, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, and professor of sociology Thomas Ehrlich Reifer teach us how physically and psychologically insidious torture is, how deep a mark it leaves on both its victims and its practitioners, and how necessary it is for us as a society to hold torturers accountable.


The Sustainable University

Author by : Stephen Sterling
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The direction of higher education is at a crossroads against a background of mounting sustainability-related issues and uncertainties. This book seeks to inspire positive change in higher education by exploring the rich notion of the sustainable university and illustrating pathways through which its potential can be realised. Based on the experience of leading higher education institutions in the UK, the book outlines progress in the realisation of the concept of the ‘sustainable university’ appropriate to the socioeconomic and ecological conditions facing society and graduates. Written by leading exponents of sustainability and sustainability education, this book brings together examples, insight, reflection and strategies from the experience of ten universities, widely recognised as leaders in developing sustainability in higher education. The book thus draws on a wealth of experience to provide reflective critical analysis of barriers, achievements, strategies and potential. It critically reviews the theory and practice involved in developing the sustainable university in a systemic and whole institutional manner, including the role of organisational learning. While remaining mindful of the challenges of the current climate, The Sustainable University maps out new directions and lines of research as well as offering practical advice for researchers, students and professionals in the fields of management, leadership, organisational change, strategy and curriculum development who wish to take this work further.


The Subtle Power Of Intangible Heritage

Author by : Harriet Deacon
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Publisher by : HSRC Press
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Description : "Intangible heritage includes oral traditions, memories, languages, traditional arts, rituals, knowledge systems, values and know-how ; it is ancient knowledge, traditional knowledge, indigenous knowledge and the knowledge that inheres in poor and often marginalised communities - knowledge that enriches our lives and must be safeguarded and passed on to future generations" -- BACK COVER.


Remember Your Humanity

Author by : Arthur Petersen
Languange : en
Publisher by : International Student/Young Pugwash
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Nanoweapons

Author by : Louis A. Del Monte
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Publisher by : U of Nebraska Press
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Description : Nanoweapons just might render humanity extinct in the near future--a notion that is frightening and shocking but potentially true. In Nanoweapons Louis A. Del Monte describes the most deadly generation of military weapons the world has ever encountered. With dimensions one-thousandth the diameter of a single strand of human hair, this technology threatens to eradicate humanity as it incites world governments to compete in the deadliest arms race ever. In his insightful and prescient account of this risky and radical technology, Del Monte predicts that nanoweapons will dominate the battlefield of the future and will help determine the superpowers of the twenty-first century. He traces the emergence of nanotechnology, discusses the current development of nanoweapons--such as the "mini-nuke," which weighs five pounds and carries the power of one hundred tons of TNT--and offers concrete recommendations, founded in historical precedent, for controlling their proliferation and avoiding human annihilation. Most critically, Nanoweapons addresses the question: Will it be possible to develop, deploy, and use nanoweapons in warfare without rendering humanity extinct?


Author by : Рик Риордан
Languange : ru
Publisher by : Litres
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Description : Не только в хогвартской Школе чародейства и волшебства происходят события загадочные и страшные. И не с одним только Гарри Поттером. Перси Джексон, двенадцатилетний американский школьник, едва не становится жертвой учительницы по математике. Хорошо, что ручка, которую дал ему мистер Браннер, учитель латинского языка, превращается в настоящий меч и поражает обезумевшую математичку. Но на этом беды Перси Джексона не кончаются. На побережье, куда они уезжают с мамой, на них нападает чудовище Минотавр. И друг Перси по школе, Гроувер, неожиданно пришедший на помощь, оказывается не мальчиком, а сатиром. Но главные приключения начинаются позже, когда они с Гроувером добираются до Лагеря полукровок...Цикл Рика Риордана о Перси Джексоне стал одним из супербестселлеров последних лет. По экранам всего мира прошел высокобюджетный фильм, снятый по произведениям этого цикла.


The Better Angels Of Our Nature

Author by : Steven Pinker
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : 'The most inspiring book I've ever read' Bill Gates, 2017 'A brilliant, mind-altering book ... Everyone should read this astonishing book' Guardian 'Will change the way you see the world' Daily Mail Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012 Wasn't the twentieth century the most violent in history? In his extraordinary, epic book Steven Pinker shows us that this is wrong, telling the story of humanity in a completely new and unfamiliar way. From why cities make us safer to how books bring about peace, Pinker weaves together history, philosophy and science to examine why we are less likely to die at another's hand than ever before, how it happened and what it tells us about our very natures. 'May prove to be one of the great books of our time ... he writes like an angel' Economist 'Masterly, a supremely important book ... For anyone interested in human nature, it is engrossing' The New York Times 'Marvellous ... riveting and myth-destroying' New Statesman 'A marvellous synthesis of science, history and storytelling, written in Pinker's distinctively entertaining and clear personal style ... I was astonished by the extent to which violence has declined in every shape, form and scale' Financial Times 'An outstandingly fruitful read, with fascinating nuggets on almost every page' Sunday Times, Books of the Year


The War On Terror Encyclopedia From The Rise Of Al Qaeda To 9 11 And Beyond

Author by : Jan Goldman Ph.D.
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This fascinating reference chronicles the individuals, operations, and events of the War on Terror around the world, exploring its causes and consequences through the lens of policy, doctrine, and tactics of combat. • Features a timeline that enables readers to quickly grasp the succession of key events and developments in the War on Terror • Highlights specific individuals on both sides of this conflict, providing an objective and fair-minded approach to the topic • Provides a bibliography that directs students toward additional sources of information for further research • Connects related entries through helpful cross references


A Latter Day Tractarian Dom Gregory Dix

Author by : David Fuller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Personal Data Privacy And Protection In A Surveillance Era Technologies And Practices

Author by : Akrivopoulou, Christina
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book spans a number of interdependent and emerging topics in the area of legal protection of privacy and technology and explores the new threats that cyberspace poses to the privacy of individuals, as well as the threats that surveillance technologies generate in public spaces and in digital communication"--Provided by publisher.


The Singularity Is Near

Author by : Ray Kurzweil
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Publisher by : Gerald Duckworth & Co
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Description : Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine. He foresees the dawning of a new civilization where we will be able to transcend our biological skills with the vastly greater capacity, speed and knowledge-sharing abilities of our creations. In practical terms, human aging and illness will be reversed; pollution will be stopped and world hunger and poverty will be solved. There will be no clear distinction between human and machine, real reality and virtual reality. The Singularity is Near offers a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.


Nursing Times Nursing Mirror

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Aboriginal Art And Australian Society

Author by : Laura Fisher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Anthem Press
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Description : This book is an investigation of the way the Aboriginal art phenomenon has been entangled with Australian society’s negotiation of Indigenous people’s status within the nation. Through critical reflection on Aboriginal art’s idiosyncrasies as a fine arts movement, its vexed relationship with money, and its mediation of the politics of identity and recognition, this study illuminates the mutability of Aboriginal art’s meanings in different settings. It reveals that this mutability is a consequence of the fact that a range of governmental, activist and civil society projects have appropriated the art’s vitality and metonymic power in national public culture, and that Aboriginal art is as much a phenomenon of visual and commercial culture as it is an art movement. Throughout these examinations, Fisher traces the utopian and dystopian currents of thought that have crystallised around the Aboriginal art movement and which manifest the ethical conundrums that underpin the settler state condition.


Author by : Джон Уиндем
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Publisher by : Litres
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Description : «Если день начинается воскресной тишиной, а вы точно знаете, что сегодня среда, значит, что-то неладно».Однажды вечерней порой жители Лондона с интересом наблюдали необычное явление – зеленый звездный дождь, озаривший все небо. Наутро свидетели загадочного явления проснулись слепыми, а вскоре стало ясно, что зрения лишилось почти все население Земли.В мире грядут большие перемены. Те немногие, кто сумел сохранить зрение, получают почти безграничную власть и доступ к накопленным человечеством ресурсам. Но беда, как известно, не приходит одна – и в действие вступает третья сила: триффиды, разумные хищные растения, способные передвигаться и охотиться на людей. Сложная система безопасности, созданная для сдерживания очень ценных, но чрезвычайно опасных растений, дает сбой, и триффиды вырываются на свободу...


Author by : Натаниэль Готорн
Languange : ru
Publisher by : Family Leisure Club
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Description : Грешница, блудница, прелюбодейка! Пуританские нравы не знают пощады, и за измену мужу молодая Эстер Принн приговорена к позорному столбу. До конца своих дней она обречена носить на одежде алую букву — знак бесчестия. Муж Эстер не в силах ее простить. Он решает во что бы то ни стало узнать, кто является отцом ребенка, и отомстить... В издание также вошел роман «Дом с семью шпилями».