Description : Do you have a right NOT to have children? Do we have a right NOT to be born? Choosing to remain 'child-free' or 'childless' is something that sparks various reactions - but not everyone has actually given it deep thought. The names and viewpoints discussed in this book may spur some thinking among those considering becoming parents, feminists, ecologists, the religious right, and the child-free community.The Internet is full of lists of people who are reported as not having had children; some of these lists contain errors. Here, the author has added dates and places of birth and death, to aid in verification. Also, while most lists focus on contemporary celebrities, in this book, the author presents an original list painstakingly compiled over these past years; it is not a copy of anyone else's list of names, and contains mostly historic individuals, illustrating how many of our cultural and scientific landmarks are the gifts childless people have bequeathed to humanity.
Description : Stories that remap the world to reveal hidden places we have always suspected of existing and scenarios that show us glimpses of ourselves
Description : The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People is a one-stop guide to the people who matter. This stylish and information-packed book tells the stories of 1000 women and men whose lives have influenced the course of history. Learn about the famous and the infamous - leaders from Genghis Khan toTony Blair; scientists and thinkers from Aristotle to Stephen Hawking; personalities from Rasputin to Michael Jordan. The text is organized alphabetically for easy reference, but there are also chronological and thematic directories linking people in time and by area of achievement. In this newedition the entries have been updated, and there are new biographies of such figures as George W Bush, J K Rowling, Julia Roberts and Steve Redgrave.
Description : AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions,and expert guidance. Surrogate Court dockets are filled with cases involving familymembers fighting over the assets and intentions of a deceasedparent or spouse. Probate Wars of the Rich & Famous: AnInsider’s Guide to Estate Planning and Probate Litigationtracks the estate litigation cases of Anna Nicole Smith, BrookeAstor, Michael Jackson, Nina Wang, Jerry Garcia and Leona Helmsleyand identifies the five universal factors that caused suchdisputes. Each chapter provides estate planning insights designedto help individuals plan their estates without causing litigation.If, however, probate litigation cannot be avoided, the book alsoprovides invaluable lessons about undue influence claims, how toremove a fiduciary, demanding an estate accounting and claimsseeking to set aside lifetime transfers that undermined thedecedents intentions. Few - if any – estate planning booksutilize colorful celebrity accounts to provide meaningful insightsand actionable advice.
Description : Dr. John Thorndyke is a medical jurispractitioner - originally a medical doctor, he turned to the bar and became one of the first, in modern parlance, forensic scientists. His solutions were based on his method of collecting all possible data (including dust and pond weed) and making inferences from them before looking at any of the protagonists and motives in the crimes. (Freeman, it is said, conducted all experiments mentioned in the stories himself.) It is this method which gave rise to one of Freeman's most ingenious inventions, the inverted detective story, where the criminal act is described first and the interest lies in Thorndyke's subsequent unraveling of it. Table of Contents: Introduction Meet Dr. Thorndyke Short Stories Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee The Man with the Nailed Shoes The Stranger's Latchkey The Anthropologist at Large The Blue Sequin The Moabite Cipher The Mandarin's Pearl The Aluminium Dagger A Message from the Deep Sea The Case of Oscar Brodski A Case of Premeditation The Echo of a Mutiny A Wastrel's Romance The Old Lag The Case of the White Footprints The Blue Scarab The New Jersey Sphinx The Touchstone A Fisher of Men The Stolen Ingots The Funeral Pyre The Puzzle Lock The Green Check Jacket The Seal of Nebuchadnezzar Phyllis Annesley's Peril A Sower of Pestilence Rex v. Burnaby A Mystery of the Sand-Hills The Apparition of Burling Court The Mysterious Visitor The Magic Casket The Contents of a Mare's Nest The Stalking Horse The Naturalist at Law Mr. Ponting's Alibi Pandora's Box The Trail of Behemoth The Pathologist to the Rescue Gleanings from the Wreckage