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Defending the Social Licence of Farming

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ISBN: 0643104550
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Issues including climate variability, water scarcity, animal welfare and declining biodiversity have led to increasing demands on farmers to conduct and communicate their farming practices so as to protect their ‘social licence to farm’. Farmers are increasingly expected to demonstrate their social and environmental responsibility as a pre-condition to being allowed to carry out their preferred farming and commercial practices. Current examples include the live animal export trade, battles over protection of aquifers from mining, and contests over rural carbon emissions. In Defending the Social Licence of Farming, authors from Australia, the USA, Europe and Iceland document the diverse issues associated with the 'social licence to farm'. They provide examples of different sectors’ strategies and experiences, and give specific indications of what is involved in coping successfully with this political and legal dimension of farming. As resources become scarce and society’s expectations more diverse and demanding, farming can expect that social licence issues will become both more difficult and more important. The book suggests that the old models of response, largely focused on defensive positions, will often be insufficient to protect the interests of both farmers and the community. This book will provide a useful stimulus for innovation and proactive policies to defend the social licence of the farm sector.

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. J. Parker
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 0316270806
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Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K. J. Parker Summary

K. J. Parker's new novel is the remarkable tale of the siege of a walled city, and the even more remarkable man who had to defend it. A siege is approaching, and the city has little time to prepare. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy has sworn to slaughter them all. To save the city will take a miracle, but what it has is Orhan. A colonel of engineers, Orhan has far more experience with bridge-building than battles, is a cheat and a liar, and has a serious problem with authority. He is, in other words, perfect for the job. Sixteen Ways To Defend a Walled City is the story of Orhan, son of Siyyah Doctus Felix Praeclarissimus, and his history of the Great Siege, written down so that the deeds and sufferings of great men may never be forgotten.

Defend or Die

Defend or Die Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Marcus
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509863656
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Defend or Die by Tom Marcus Summary

An explosive thriller from former MI5 officer, Tom Marcus, author of the bestselling Soldier Spy, sees the Blindeye team take down a terrifying threat to UK national security. When no one knows you exist, you don’t have to play by the rules . . . Meet former MI5 officer Matt Logan, now part of a totally deniable government organization known as ‘Blindeye’, with full licence to do whatever it takes to neutralize threats to the UK’s national security. When intelligence comes through that the Kremlin plans to launch a terror attack in London, Logan and the team set in motion a surveillance operation on a billionaire Russian oligarch who may be connected with the incoming threat. As they dig into the man’s life, they soon discover a network of incredibly dangerous individuals whose plans could tear the nation apart. Battling personal demons of his own, Logan must defend his country from a terrifying enemy, or die trying . . . Defend or Die is the second in Tom Marcus's breathtaking series featuring tortured MI5 operative Matt Logan, following on from Capture or Kill.

Does the World Exist?

Does the World Exist? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401000476
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Does the World Exist? by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka Summary

"Does the World exist?" There would be no reason to resurrect this question of modernity from its historical oblivion were it not for the fact that recent evolution in science and technology, impregnating culture, makes us wonder about the nature of reality, of the world we are living in, and of our status as living beings within it. Thus great metaphysical subjacent queries are forcefully revived, calling for new investigations to proceed in the light of the innumerable novel insights of science. This collection presents a wealth of material toward an elaboration of a new metaphysical groundwork of the ontopoiesis/ phenomenology of life sought to effect such investigations. The classic postulates of the metaphysics of reality, those of necessity and certainty here find a new formulation. Away from sclerotized ontological and cognitive assumptions and congenial with the views of contemporary science, the understanding of reality, of our world of life, and of ourselves within it is to be sought in the existential/ontopoietic ciphering of life (Tymieniecka).

The Licensed City

The Licensed City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Beckingham
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781384185
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The Licensed City by David Beckingham Summary

In nineteenth-century Britain few cities could rival Liverpool for recorded drunkenness. Civic pride at Liverpool's imperial influence was undercut by anxieties about social problems that could all be connected to alcohol, from sectarian unrest and prostitution in the city's streets to child neglect and excess mortality in its slums. These dangers, heightened in Liverpool by the apparent connections between the drink trade and the city's civic elite, marked urban living and made alcohol a pressing political issue. As a temperance movement emerged to tackle the dangers of drink, campaigners challenged policy makers to re-imagine the acceptable reach of government. While national leaders often failed to agree on what was practically and philosophically palatable, social reformers in Liverpool focused on the system that licensed the sale of drink in the city's pubs and beerhouses. By reforming licensing, they would later boast, Liverpool had tackled its reputation as the drunkenness capital of England. The Licensed City reveals just how battles over booze have made the modern city. As such, it confronts whether licensing is equipped to regulate today's problem drinking.

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew M. St. Laurent
Editor: \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
ISBN: 9780596553951
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Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing by Andrew M. St. Laurent Summary

If you've held back from developing open source or free software projects because you don't understand the implications of the various licenses, you're not alone. Many developers believe in releasing their software freely, but have hesitated to do so because they're concerned about losing control over their software. Licensing issues are complicated, and both the facts and fallacies you hear word-of-mouth can add to the confusion.Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing helps you make sense of the different options available to you. This concise guide focuses on annotated licenses, offering an in-depth explanation of how they compare and interoperate, and how license choices affect project possibilities. Written in clear language that you don't have to be a lawyer to understand, the book answers such questions as: What rights am I giving up? How will my use of OS/FS licensing affect future users or future developers? Does a particular use of this software--such as combining it with proprietary software--leave me vulnerable to lawsuits?Following a quick look at copyright law, contracts, and the definition of "open source," the book tackles the spectrum of licensing, including: The MIT (or X), BSD, Apache and Academic Free licenses The GPL, LGPL, and Mozilla licenses The QT, Artistic, and Creative Commons licenses Classic Proprietary licenses Sun Community Source license and Microsoft Shared Source project The book wraps up with a look at the legal effects--both positive and negative--of open source/free software licensing.Licensing is a major part of what open source and free software are all about, but it's still one of the most complicated areas of law. Even the very simple licenses are tricky. Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing bridges the gap between the open source vision and the practical implications of its legal underpinnings. If open source and free software licenses interest you, this book will help you understand them. If you're an open source/free software developer, this book is an absolute necessity.

Youth Justice

Youth Justice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Sanders
Editor: Federation Press
ISBN: 1862878129
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Youth Justice by Jane Sanders Summary

Youth Justice is an ongoing project of Macquarie Legal Centre. This edition was produced in partnership with Shopfront Youth Legal Centre. It provides a practical guide for young people who come into contact with the police or the criminal justice system in NSW. Presented in a clear and jargon-free style, the book covers a broad range of topics including police interviews, police searches, the Young Offenders Act and youth justice conferences, bail, court processes, court outcomes, AVOs and dealing with unpaid fines. Aside from helping young people understand their rights, this book is an essential resource for youth workers, youth advocates, social workers, counsellors, teachers or anyone else who works to support young people.

The Shadow of Creusa

The Shadow of Creusa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anders Cullhed
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110388367
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The Shadow of Creusa by Anders Cullhed Summary

Anders Cullhed’s study The Shadow of Creusa explores the early Christian confrontation with pagan culture as a remote anticipation of many later clashes between religious orthodoxy and literary fictionality. After a careful survey of Saint Augustine’s critical attitudes to ancient myth and poetry, summarized as a long drawn-out farewell, Cullhed examines other Late Antique dismissals as well as appropriations of the classical heritage. Macrobius, Martianus Capella and Boethius figure among the Late Antique intellectuals who attempted to save or even restore the old mythology by means of allegorical representation. On the other hand, pious poets such as Paulinus of Nola and Bible epic writers such as Iuvencus or Avitus of Vienne turned against pagan lies, and the mighty arch-bishop of Milan, Saint Ambrose, played off unconditional Christian truth against the last Roman strongholds of cultural pluralism. Thus, The Shadow of Creusa elucidates a cultural conflict which was to leave traces all through the Middle Ages and reach down to our present day.

Churchill's Wizards

Churchill's Wizards Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicholas Rankin
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057124789X
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Churchill's Wizards by Nicholas Rankin Summary

The real story of how Winston Churchill and the British mastered deception to defeat the Nazis - by conning the Kaiser, hoaxing Hitler and using brains to outwit brawn. By June 1940, most of Europe had fallen to the Nazis and Britain stood alone. So, with Winston Churchill in charge the British bluffed their way out of trouble, drawing on the trickery which had helped them win the First World War. They broadcast outrageous British propaganda on pretend German radio stations, broke German secret codes and eavesdropped on their messages. Every German spy in Britain was captured and many were used to send back false information to their controllers. Forged documents misled their intelligence. Bogus wireless traffic from entire phantom armies, dummy airfields with model planes, disguised ships and inflatable rubber tanks created a vital illusion of strength. Culminating in the spectacular misdirection that was so essential to the success of D-Day in 1944, Churchill's Wizards: The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945 is a thrilling work of popular military history filled with almost unbelievable stories of bravery, creativity and deception. Nicholas Rankin is the author of Dead Man's Chest, Telegram From Guernica and Ian Fleming's Commandos. 'This is a story clamouring to be told. We could not have imagined the scope of the inventiveness, the daring of these people's imaginations . . . I could not stop reading this book.' Doris Lessing

White Fragility

White Fragility Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin DiAngelo
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807047422
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White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Summary

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

History of the Reformation in the Time of Calvin

History of the Reformation in the Time of Calvin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merle D'Aubigne, J. H.
Editor: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
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History of the Reformation in the Time of Calvin by Merle D'Aubigne, J. H. Summary

Merle D’Aubigne published two series of historical works for which he is most famous. The first was The History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, a five volume set containing twenty books and covering every country in Europe and every major figure of that time. He stated, “I believe that the Reformation is a work of God; this must have been already seen. Still, I hope to be impartial in tracing its history. Of the principal Roman Catholic actors in this great drama, for example, of Leo X, Albert of Magdeburg, Charles V, and Doctor Eck—I believe I have spoken more favourably than the greater part of historians have done.” The second series was The History of The Reformation in the Times of Calvin and was originally published as sixteen books bound in eight volumes. Each volume was published and released as the author completed the books which were contained in that volume. Therefore, each volume (with the exclusion of volume 2) has its own introduction. The volumes were broken down thusly: Volume 1 contained Book 1 and part of 2, Volume 2 contained the remainder of book 2 and all of book 3, Volume 3 contained books 4 and 5, Volume 4 contained books 6 and 7, Volume 5 contained books 8 and 9, Volume 6 contained book 10 and part of 11, Volume 7 contained the remainder of book 11 and all of books 12 and 13, and Volume 8 contained books 14, 15, and 16.

Australia as US Client State

Australia as US Client State Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. Paul
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137469358
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Australia as US Client State by E. Paul Summary

This book explores Australia's role as a US client state and the subsequent consequences for Australian democracy. Examining whether neoliberal and neoconservative interests have hijacked democracy in Australia, Paul questions whether further de-democratisation will advance US economic and military interests.

My Present Age

My Present Age Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Guy Vanderhaeghe
Editor: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551995697
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My Present Age by Guy Vanderhaeghe Summary

Ed is punchy, unemployed, and on the wrong side of thirty. After his exasperated wife, Victoria, leaves him, Ed finds consolation where he has always found it, in his own rich and eccentric imagination. Pursued by the demons of his own obsession, Ed embarks on a quixotic quest to find Victoria. As he prowls the city’s parking garages and motel strips, Ed begins a journey back into his past and is forced – most reluctantly – to confront the web of lies and self-deceptions he has woven to keep reality at bay – until even his fantasies start to turn against him. Keenly observant, humane, and darkly comic, My Present Age is an irresistible story about what happens when an Everyman becomes a casualty of modern life.

Handbook of Creative Writing

Handbook of Creative Writing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Earnshaw
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748629416
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Handbook of Creative Writing by Steven Earnshaw Summary

An extensive, practical and inspirational resource, this three-in-one volume is aimed at students and practitioners of creative writing at all levels.In 48 distinctive chapters the Handbook:*examines the critical theories behind the practice of creative writing (Part 1). *explains the basics of how to write a novel, script or poetry (Part 2). *explores how to deal with the practicalities and problems of becoming a writer (Part 3). As well as the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts in their fields: poets, novelists, dramatists, agents, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and academics. Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity. Key Features*The only book to combine the theory and practice of writing with detailed advice on the business of writing and living as a writer*Combines breadth and depth with original thinking on creativity and evaluation of creative work*Shows ways of approaching the task of writing and how to improve one's work*Presents material which is hard to find elsewhere, e.g. writing for teenagers; writing humorous fiction; finding a film agent

Charlie Foxtrot

Charlie Foxtrot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kim Richard Nossal
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459736761
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Charlie Foxtrot by Kim Richard Nossal Summary

Defence procurement in Canada is a mess, with hundreds of millions of dollars being routinely wasted, despite which the Canadian Armed Forces is woefully underequipped and lacking crucial capacity. Charlie Foxtrot shows why past governments failed so spectacularly to efficiently equip and manage the CAF, and how to change that.

The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster to Brazil and the East Indies, 1591-1603

The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster to Brazil and the East Indies, 1591-1603 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sir William Foster
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317011929
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The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster to Brazil and the East Indies, 1591-1603 by Sir William Foster Summary

New edition, with introduction and notes; for the previous edition, by Sir Clements Markham, see First Series 56 (1877). Contains three additional narratives and other documents and omits certain supplementary matter. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1940.

The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies

The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clements R. Markham
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317011899
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The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies by Clements R. Markham Summary

The abstracts relate to the voyages of Keeling and Hawkins, Sharpie, Sir Henry Middleton, Thomas Love, Nicholas Downton, and Ralph Cross. With a calendar of ships' journals of the seventeenth century and a list of ships employed by the East India Company in the same period. For a revised edition of the Lancaster voyages, see Second Series 85. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1877.

Conquer the Web

Conquer the Web Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Reuvid,Nick Wilding,Tim Mitchell,Maureen Kendal,Nick Ioannou
Editor: Legend Press
ISBN: 1787198618
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Conquer the Web by Jonathan Reuvid,Nick Wilding,Tim Mitchell,Maureen Kendal,Nick Ioannou Summary

This is the ultimate guide to protect your data on the web. From passwords to opening emails, everyone knows what they should do but do you do it?'A must read for anyone looking to upskill their cyber awareness,' Steve Durbin, Managing Director, Information Security ForumTons of malicious content floods the internet which can compromise your system and your device, be it your laptop, tablet or phone.•How often do you make payments online? •Do you have children and want to ensure they stay safe online? •How often do you sit at a coffee shop and log onto their free WIFI? •How often do you use social media on the train or bus? If you believe using an antivirus software will keep devices safe... you are wrong. This book will guide you and provide solutions to avoid common mistakes and to combat cyber attacks.This Guide covers areas such as:•Building resilience into our IT Lifestyle•Online Identity•Cyber Abuse: Scenarios and Stories•Protecting Devices•Download and share•Gaming, gamble and travel•Copycat websites•I Spy and QR Codes•Banking, apps and PasswordsIncludes chapers from Nick Wilding, General Manager at AXELOS, Tim Mitchell, Content Director at Get Safe Online, Maureen Kendal, Director at Cybercare, Nick Ioannou, Founder of Boolean Logical, and CYBERAWARE.'Conquer the Web is a full and comprehensive read for anyone wanting to know more about cyber-security. It takes it time to explain the many acronyms and jargon that are associated with our industry, and goes into detail where necessary.' Sarah Jane MD of Layer8 Ltd'Online fraud, cyber bullying, identity theft and these are the unfortunate by products of the cyber age. The challenge is how do we protect ourselves in the online world? Conquer the Web provides practical guidance in an easy to understand language that allows readers to take a small number of steps that will greatly increase their online security. A must read for anyone looking to upskill their cyber awareness.' Steve Durbin MD of Information Security Forum Limited

Coldest Harbour in the Land

Coldest Harbour in the Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luca Codignola
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773561056
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Coldest Harbour in the Land by Luca Codignola Summary

In 1624 Simon Stock, a missionary priest of the Discalced Carmelite order in England, began correspondence with the recently founded Congregation of the Propaganda Fide in Rome in an attempt to interest it in the establishment of a novitiate for English priests of his order. Luca Codignola draws on the letters of Simon Stock and material in the archives of the Propaganda Fide and the Carmelite order to present a fascinating picture of seventeenth-century Catholic colonization.