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Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442409622
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The second book in the breathtaking New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga, soon to be a major motion picture! Nora should have known her life wouldn’t stay perfect for long. Despite starting a relationship with her bad boy guardian angel, Patch, and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and starting to become obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home. The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl when she has a guardian angel. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions, she has to start finding the answers on her own. But when she finds them, will she be able to count on Patch or are the things he’s hiding from her darker than she can imagine?

The Complete Hush, Hush Saga

The Complete Hush, Hush Saga Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442474432
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The Complete Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick Summary

Soon to be a major motion picture! All four books in the breathtaking New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga are now available in a collectible hardcover boxed set. Enter the realm of fallen angels and rising passions with this boxed set that includes Hush, Hush; Crescendo; Silence; and Finale. This gripping saga chronicles the destiny of Nora and Patch from the beginning of their relationship to the dire events and forces of the immortal world that threaten to tear them apart. The complete series collection of all four Hush, Hush books is the perfect paranormal present for loyal fans and series newcomers.

Climate Change and Sustainable Cities

Climate Change and Sustainable Cities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugo Priemus,Simin Davoudi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134923465
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Climate Change and Sustainable Cities by Hugo Priemus,Simin Davoudi Summary

Climate change has demonstrated, perhaps more than any other environmental concerns, the complexities of the human-nature interrelationship and the need for embedding a far greater environmental consciousness into our social values and norms. A drastic reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions requires a transition to low carbon cities. This demands a better understanding of the interactions between social, technical, and spatial processes which constitute cities. The aim of this book is to explore these interactions and urge urban planners and other built environment professionals to revisit some of their traditional concepts, methods, and ways of thinking about what constitutes a ‘good’ city and according to whose priorities. The book brings together nine contributions ranging from broad overviews to sector-specific analysis, paying particular attention to the role of urban planning. Contributors cover climate change mitigation and adaptation, deal with different scales of analysis ranging from international and European to national and city perspectives, and discuss a range of policy sectors including housing, transport, energy, sea level rise as well as pathways for climate policy implementation. The diversity of the contributions is itself a reflection of the multitude of climate change concerns that preoccupy researchers, policy makers and practitioners. This book was published as a special issue of European Planning Studies.


CRESCENDO Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yu Kohaku,CHARLOTTE LAMB
Editor: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596448957
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A beautiful piano melody evokes a love that should have been forgotten. Marina lived with her grandfather, a famous pianist, in a cottage by the sea, and dreamed of one day becoming a pianist herself. Then, a beautiful traveler named Gideon appeared in front of Marina. For some reason, she was instantly attracted to him, but her grandfather, on the other hand, was cold and seemed to hate him. Why on earth? Then, Marina suddenly heard a beautiful piano melody. Is that Gideon playing? In the next moment, Marina remembered everything - the days of her forbidden, cruel love with him.

Live Life in Crescendo

Live Life in Crescendo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen R. Covey,Cynthia Covey
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982195495
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Live Life in Crescendo by Stephen R. Covey,Cynthia Covey Summary

The inspirational, encouraging final book from the legendary leadership expert Stephen R. Covey, internationally bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen R. Covey spent his long and storied career inspiring millions of individuals to make their lives more effective, compassionate, and meaningful. Near the end of his life, Covey felt there was a final component to his work: How to live your best life no matter your age? How to best respond to life-challenging experiences? How to approach the challenges and opportunities of middle to later life—like raising children, caring for your parents, leading and inspiring others, staying on top of your career, contributing to your community, and what follows next? Live Life in Crescendo is Covey’s answer to these questions, outlining his vision for those in the prime of life, whatever age you may be. Covey urges all to “live life in crescendo,” continually growing in contribution, learning, and influence. In the same way that music builds on the previous notes, life too, builds on the past and unfolds in the future. This crescendo mentality urges you to use whatever you have—your time, talents, resources, gifts, passion, money, and influence—to enrich the lives of people around you, including your family, neighborhood, community, and the world. Cowritten with his daughter, Cynthia Covey Haller, and published posthumously, Live Life in Crescendo is a life-changing and life-affirming book that befits the generosity and wisdom of the late Stephen R. Covey.

Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education

Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Haas, Leslie,Tussey, Jill
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1799857719
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Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education by Haas, Leslie,Tussey, Jill Summary

The idea of storytelling goes beyond the borders of language, culture, or traditional education, and has historically been a tie that bonds families, communities, and nations. Digital storytelling offers opportunities for authentic academic and non-academic literacy learning across a multitude of genres. It is easily accessible to most members of society and has the potential to transform the boundaries of traditional education. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive, the connections between digital storytelling and disciplinary literacy warrant considered exploration. Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education develops a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to digital storytelling within K-12 disciplinary literacy practices. This essential reference book supports student success through the integration of digital storytelling across content areas and grade levels. Covering topics that include immersive storytelling, multiliteracies, social justice, and pedagogical storytelling, it is intended for stakeholders interested in innovative K-12 disciplinary literacy skill development, research, and practices including but not limited to curriculum directors, education faculty, educational researchers, instructional facilitators, literacy professionals, teachers, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, teacher preparation programs, and students.

Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act

Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James S. Powers
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319095102
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Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act by James S. Powers Summary

Healthcare Changes Reach Main Street: A Call to Action for Physicians provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and time lines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizations, and medical societies to advance quality improvement and new models of care for older adults. In-depth chapters provide an update on quality improvement efforts at the state level, as well as changes in Medicaid financing and the significant impact this will have for older adults, particularly dual-eligibles. Many elements of the ACA are yet to be rolled out and many healthcare decisions are yet to be made. Healthcare Changes Reach Main Street: A Call to Action for Physicians will guide healthcare decision makers and help them to play a leadership role in advancing quality care for older adults in our changing healthcare environment.​

Do ecossistema radiofônico à comunicação de mercado

Do ecossistema radiofônico à comunicação de mercado Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Álvaro Bufarah Júnior, Carlos Castillo-Yépez, César Andrade-Martínez, Christiane Delmondes Versuti, Danilo Mendes Genebra, Diego Andrés Dagá, Eugenia Mariano da Rocha Barichello, Fabio Frá Fernandes, Francisco Leite, Gabriel Oliveira, Guilherme Ferreira de Oliveira, Guilherme Mori Magalhães, Karina Woehl de Farias, Luciana Mendes Fonseca, Lucilene dos Santos Gonzales, María Cecilia Aguilar, Maria Eugênia Porém, Mariana Gomes dos Santos, Marta Cardoso de Andrade, Núbia Azevedo, Paulo Fernando de Carvalho Lopes, Tatiana Cristina Molini, Taynara Ferrarezi de Carvalho, Valci Regina Mousquer Zuculoto, Valquíria Passos Kneipp, Vanderlei Baeza Lucentini,Cesar Andrade-Martinez
Editor: Ria Editorial
ISBN: 9898971320
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Do ecossistema radiofônico à comunicação de mercado by Álvaro Bufarah Júnior, Carlos Castillo-Yépez, César Andrade-Martínez, Christiane Delmondes Versuti, Danilo Mendes Genebra, Diego Andrés Dagá, Eugenia Mariano da Rocha Barichello, Fabio Frá Fernandes, Francisco Leite, Gabriel Oliveira, Guilherme Ferreira de Oliveira, Guilherme Mori Magalhães, Karina Woehl de Farias, Luciana Mendes Fonseca, Lucilene dos Santos Gonzales, María Cecilia Aguilar, Maria Eugênia Porém, Mariana Gomes dos Santos, Marta Cardoso de Andrade, Núbia Azevedo, Paulo Fernando de Carvalho Lopes, Tatiana Cristina Molini, Taynara Ferrarezi de Carvalho, Valci Regina Mousquer Zuculoto, Valquíria Passos Kneipp, Vanderlei Baeza Lucentini,Cesar Andrade-Martinez Summary

Publicar uma obra em 2020 é um atestado de superação. Afinal, a humanidade viveu a maior crise sanitária do século com a pandemia do novo Coronavírus. A estagnação e as incertezas tomaram conta de nossas vidas. Nossas atividades profissionais sofreram uma convulsão operacional. Economias afundaram desde fevereiro. Apesar de todos esses problemas, nada supera a pior das situações: na data desta publicação, o número de vítimas fatais confirmadas supero a marca de 1,5 milhão de seres humanos. Apesar de toda essa crise histórica, a ciência seguiu com a sua força, independente da área do saber. Pesquisadoras e pesquisadores continuaram produzindo conhecimento, e algumas dessas pessoas encontraram na ciência uma válvula de escape. Com isso, tornou-se possível preparar essa obra, que reúne pesquisadores de diversos países em torno de temas fundamentais para observar a sociedade pré-pandemia, compreender o mundo em meio à pandemia e pensar em um futuro depois da COVID-19. Um cenário onde novos valores estão sendo construídos e/ou recuperados, rotinas estão sendo reformuladas e a ecologia dos meios ganhou uma reestruturação.

The al-Baqara Crescendo

The al-Baqara Crescendo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nevin Reda
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773548874
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The al-Baqara Crescendo by Nevin Reda Summary

Recent manuscript evidence from al-Jāmiˋ al-Kabīr in Ṣan ‘ā’ suggests that the Qur’an took its final shape well before 671 CE. Irrespective, however, of who composed it or when it was compiled, questions remain about whether the Qur’an followed any kind of preconceived plan or compositional schema that makes sense in today’s world. In The al-Baqara Crescendo, Nevin Reda introduces a bold new avenue of research: the poetics of Qur'anic narrative structure. Focusing on Surat al-Baqara, the longest and most challenging of the suras, she explores the beauty and rationale behind the Qur'an’s unusual organization. Reda argues that the sura – often dismissed by Muslim traditionalists and Orientalist critics as a baffling collection of disjointed material – can be appreciated as a coherent composition if it is approached as a spoken text. Calling attention to oral organizational techniques such as repetition, this book’s repertoire of figures showcases Surat al-Baqara’s ingenious layout and pinpoints the sophisticated meanings that are embedded within it. Incorporating insights from literary theory and Biblical studies, the author advances inclusivity and intercultural bridge-building in the study of scripture. In an engaging narrative that is bound to captivate and challenge the reader, Reda communicates a deep love and thorough command of her subject, all while presenting a significant new development in Islamic feminist hermeneutics.

Statistical Physics

Statistical Physics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roberto Piazza
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319445375
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Statistical Physics by Roberto Piazza Summary

This book, provides a general introduction to the ideas and methods of statistical mechanics with the principal aim of meeting the needs of Master’s students in chemical, mechanical, and materials science engineering. Extensive introductory information is presented on many general physics topics in which students in engineering are inadequately trained, ranging from the Hamiltonian formulation of classical mechanics to basic quantum mechanics, electromagnetic fields in matter, intermolecular forces, and transport phenomena. Since engineers should be able to apply physical concepts, the book also focuses on the practical applications of statistical physics to material science and to cutting-edge technologies, with brief but informative sections on, for example, interfacial properties, disperse systems, nucleation, magnetic materials, superfluidity, and ultralow temperature technologies. The book adopts a graded approach to learning, the opening four basic-level chapters being followed by advanced “starred” sections in which special topics are discussed. Its relatively informal style, including the use of musical metaphors to guide the reader through the text, will aid self-learning.

Classic Keys

Classic Keys Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan S. Lenhoff,David E. Robertson
Editor: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 157441786X
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Classic Keys by Alan S. Lenhoff,David E. Robertson Summary

Classic Keys is a beautifully photographed and illustrated book focusing on the signature rock keyboard sounds of the 1950s to the early 1980s. It celebrates the Hammond B-3 organ, Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, the Vox Continental and Farfisa combo organs, the Hohner Clavinet, the Mellotron, the Minimoog and other famous and collectable instruments. From the earliest days of rock music, the role of keyboards has grown dramatically. Advancements in electronics created a crescendo of musical invention. In the thirty short years between 1950 and 1980, the rock keyboard went from being whatever down-on-its-luck piano awaited a band in a bar or concert hall to a portable digital orchestra. It made keyboards a centerpiece of the sound of many top rock bands, and a handful of them became icons of both sound and design. Their sounds live on: Digitally, in the memory chips of modern keyboards, and in their original form thanks to a growing group of musicians and collectors of many ages and nationalities. Classic Keys explores the sound, lore, and technology of these iconic instruments, including their place in the historical development of keyboard instruments, music, and the international keyboard instrument industry. Twelve significant instruments are presented as the chapter foundations, together with information about and comparisons with more than thirty-six others. Included are short profiles of modern musicians, composers, and others who collect, use, and prize these instruments years after they went out of production. Both authors are avid musicians, collect and restore vintage keyboards, and are well-known and respected in the international community of web forums devoted to these instruments.

The Giver

The Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547345909
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The Giver by Lois Lowry Summary

In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Indian Horse

Indian Horse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Wagamese
Editor: D & M Publishers
ISBN: 1553659708
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Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese Summary

"An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.


Crescendo Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468916424
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CRESCENDO “...A TREAT TO THE SENSES.” ""Crescendo is a riveting, yet horrifying tale of one man's descent into insanity, and author Wood straps the reader into his or her seat and refuses to let go until the very last gasp, shiver and groan is delivered in vividly rendered detail."" - Denise M. Clark Author of “Cross the Line” and “A Man’s War” “…SHOULD BRING A SMILE TO ANY HORROR OR MYSTERY FAN’S FACE.” ""There's a wicked atmosphere which grows page after page right until the end… Crescendo has plenty of disturbing imagery and nasty scenes that will give most readers a jolt."" - Buried.com ""...A VERY SATISFYING READ!"" ""Crescendo literally sweeps the reader away from the very first page. The torturous journey of the main character is captivating. L. Marie Wood quite skillfully pulls the reader into the world of the supernatural, making each and every sentence feel almost palpable. Fantastic book and a very satisfying read!"" - AllAboutGhosts.com

Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, Volume XLI 2016

Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, Volume XLI 2016 Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
Editor: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 904116927X
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Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, Volume XLI 2016 by Summary

The Yearbook Commercial Arbitration continues its longstanding commitment to serving as a primary resource for the international arbitration community with reporting on arbitral awards and court decisions applying the leading arbitration conventions, as well as on arbitration legislation and rules. What's in this book: Volume XLI (2016) includes: • excerpts of arbitral awards made under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) and the Paris International Arbitration Chamber (CAIP); • notes on new and amended arbitration rules, including references to their online publication; • notes on recent developments in arbitration law and practice in Argentina, British Virgin Islands, Ecuador, Greece, India, Iraq, Myanmar, Peru, Poland, the Russian Federation, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam; • excerpts of 96 court decisions applying the 1958 New York Convention from 27 countries – including, for the first time, cases from Armenia and the Dominican Republic – all indexed by subject matter and linked to the General Editor’s published commentaries on the New York Convention; • excerpts from other court decisions of interest to the practice of international arbitration; • an extensive Bibliography of recent books and journals on arbitration. The Yearbook is edited by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the world’s leading organization representing practitioners and academics in the field, with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague. It is an essential tool for lawyers, business people and scholars involved in the practice and study of international arbitration.

Lockdown on London Lane

Lockdown on London Lane Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beth Reekles
Editor: W by Wattpad Books
ISBN: 1989365868
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Lockdown on London Lane by Beth Reekles Summary

For the inhabitants of London Lane, a simple slip of paper underneath each of their doors is about to change their lives in a hundred different ways. URGENT!!! Due to the current situation, building management has decided to impose a seven-day quarantine on all apartment buildings on London Lane. With nowhere else to go . . . Ethan and Charlotte wonder whether absence really does make the heart grow fonder when they end up on either side of a locked door. A fierce debate over pineapple on pizza ignites a series of revelations about Zach and Serena’s four-year relationship. Liv realizes rolling with the punches is sometimes much harder than it looks after her bridesmaids’ party goes off the rails, leaving the group at each other’s throats. Isla and Danny’s new romance is put to the test as they jump ten steps ahead on the relationship timeline. And Imogen and Nate’s one-night stand is about to get six do-overs they never really asked for—not awkward at all. Through make ups, breakups, love-ins, and blowouts, friendships are tested as everyone scrambles to make it through the week unscathed. Amidst all the drama, one thing remains constant: life is full of surprises.

Master of the Opera

Master of the Opera Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Editor: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1516110137
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Master of the Opera by Jeffe Kennedy Summary

“Intriguing, frightening and exciting all at the same time.” —Magical Musings AN ARIA FOR LOST SOULS Fresh out of college, Christine Davis is thrilled to begin a summer internship at the prestigious Sante Fe Opera House. But on her first day, she discovers that her dream job has a dark side. Beneath the theater, ghostly music echoes through a sprawling maze of passageways. At first, Christy thinks she’s hearing things. But when a tall masked man steps out of the shadows—and into her arms—she knows he’s not a phantom of her imagination. What she can’t deny is that he is the master of her desire. But when her predecessor—a missing intern—is found dead, Christy wonders if she’s playing with fire...


Johor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis E Hutchinson,Serina Rahman
Editor: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
ISBN: 9814881287
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Johor by Francis E Hutchinson,Serina Rahman Summary

In 1990, the Malaysian state of Johor—along with Singapore and the Indonesian island of Batam—launched the Growth Triangle to attract foreign direct investment. For Johor, this drive was very successful, transforming its economy and driving up income levels. Today, Johor is one of Malaysia’s “developed” states, housing large clusters of electrical and electronics, food processing, and furniture producing firms. While welcome, this structural transformation has also entailed important challenges and strategic choices. After three decades, Johor’s manufacture-for-export model is under question, as it faces increasing competition and flat-lining technological capabilities. In response, the state has sought to diversify its economy through strategic investments in new, mostly service-based activities. Yet, Johor retains pockets of excellence in traditional sectors that also require support and policy attention. The state’s economic transformation has also been accompanied by far-reaching political, social, and environmental change. Not least, Johor’s growing population has generated demand for affordable housing and put pressure on public services. The strain has been exacerbated by workers from other states and overseas. These demographic factors and large-scale projects have, in turn, put stress on the environment. These economic and social changes have also had political ramifications. While Johor is a bastion of two of the country’s oldest and most established political parties, the state’s large, urban and connected electorate has made it hospitable terrain for new political organisations. Beyond electoral politics, Johor is also the home of a powerful and influential royal family, with very specific ideas about its role in the state’s political life. Building on earlier work by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute on the Singapore-Johor-Riau Islands Cross-border Region, this book focuses on this important Malaysian state, as it deals with important domestic challenges on one hand and strives to engage with international markets on the other. “I have always felt that there are many more complementarities possible between Singapore and Johor. This would be to the benefit of both economies, but the political division between the two was just too great. The two economies lived adjacent but separate lives—Singapore looking out to the world and Johor looking north—until initiatives such as the Iskandar Malaysia development corridor began to change things significantly. The concern now is that the pendulum may have swung too much the other way, driven by the huge income and price differentials as well as Singapore’s global city status. Francis and Serina’s compilation is a welcomed attempt at understanding Johor in a much more comprehensive manner; not just its changing economy but how its politics and society have been impacted by these changes – which is a more endogenized view of economic integration.” — Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi, former MP Balik Palau and Executive Director, Khazanah Nasional “Drawing on the expertise of internationally known specialists, this insightful collection explores the multiple ways in which Johor’s economic development has influenced the contemporary political scene, and the effects on local society and the environment. Skillfully edited and meticulously researched, Johor: Abode of Development? is not merely required reading for anyone interested in contemporary Malaysia, but will be of immense value to historians of the future.”—Barbara Watson Andaya, Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawai’i


The WEALTHTECH Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susanne Chishti,Thomas Puschmann
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119362229
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The WEALTHTECH Book by Susanne Chishti,Thomas Puschmann Summary

Get a handle on disruption, innovation and opportunity in investment technology The digital evolution is enabling the creation of sophisticated software solutions that make money management more accessible, affordable and eponymous. Full automation is attractive to investors at an early stage of wealth accumulation, but hybrid models are of interest to investors who control larger amounts of wealth, particularly those who have enough wealth to be able to efficiently diversify their holdings. Investors can now outperform their benchmarks more easily using the latest tech tools. The WEALTHTECH Book is the only comprehensive guide of its kind to the disruption, innovation and opportunity in technology in the investment management sector. It is an invaluable source of information for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, insurers, analysts and consultants working in or interested in investing in this space. • Explains how the wealth management sector is being affected by competition from low-cost robo-advisors • Explores technology and start-up company disruption and how to delight customers while managing their assets • Explains how to achieve better returns using the latest fintech innovation • Includes inspirational success stories and new business models • Details overall market dynamics The WealthTech Book is essential reading for investment and fund managers, asset allocators, family offices, hedge, venture capital and private equity funds and entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Stamets
Editor: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607741385
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Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets Summary

A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. “Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms.”—David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide. More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.


Distinction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674262271
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Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu Summary

No judgment of taste is innocent. In a word, we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu brilliantly illuminates this situation of the middle class in the modern world. France’s leading sociologist focuses here on the French bourgeoisie, its tastes and preferences. Distinction is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life people constantly choose between what they find aesthetically pleasing and what they consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Bourdieu bases his study on surveys that took into account the multitude of social factors that play a part in a French person’s choice of clothing, furniture, leisure activities, dinner menus for guests, and many other matters of taste. What emerges from his analysis is that social snobbery is everywhere in the bourgeois world. The different aesthetic choices people make are all distinctions—that is, choices made in opposition to those made by other classes. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu finds a world of social meaning in the decision to order bouillabaisse, in our contemporary cult of thinness, in the “California sports” such as jogging and cross-country skiing. The social world, he argues, functions simultaneously as a system of power relations and as a symbolic system in which minute distinctions of taste become the basis for social judgment. The topic of Bourdieu’s book is a fascinating one: the strategies of social pretension are always curiously engaging. But the book is more than fascinating. It is a major contribution to current debates on the theory of culture and a challenge to the major theoretical schools in contemporary sociology.

The Martian

The Martian Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andy Weir
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804139032
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The Martian by Andy Weir Summary

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kolbaek, Ditte
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The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience more effective communication and collaboration opportunities. Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations is a critical scholarly resource that identifies the new practices and techniques for leading, knowledge sharing, and learning through the use of online collaboration. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as online leadership, intercultural competence, and e-ethics, this book is geared toward professionals, managers, and researchers seeking current research on new practices for online collaboration and communication.

Black Ice

Black Ice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Danger is hard to resist in this sexy thriller from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga. Britt Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there…and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. But nothing is as it seems, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? “Rife with psychological twists exploring themes of revenge, misogyny, and familial duty” (Publishers Weekly), Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

It Came from Something Awful

It Came from Something Awful Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale Beran
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How 4chan and 8chan fuel white nationalism, inspire violence, and infect politics. The internet has transformed the ways we think and act, and by consequence, our politics. The most impactful recent political movements on the far left and right started with massive online collectives of teenagers. Strangely, both movements began on the same website: an anime imageboard called 4chan.org. It Came from Something Awful is the fascinating and bizarre story of sites like 4chan and 8chan and their profound effect on youth counterculture. Dale Beran has observed the anonymous messageboard community's shifting activities and interests since the beginning. Sites like 4chan and 8chan are microcosms of the internet itself—simultaneously at the vanguard of contemporary culture, politics, comedy and language, and a new low for all of the above. They were the original meme machines, mostly frequented by socially awkward and disenfranchised young men in search of a place to be alone together. During the recession of the late 2000’s, the memes became political. 4chan was the online hub of a leftist hacker collective known as Anonymous and a prominent supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But within a few short years, the site’s ideology spun on its axis; it became the birthplace and breeding ground of the alt-right. In It Came from Something Awful, Beran uses his insider’s knowledge and natural storytelling ability to chronicle 4chan's strange journey from creating rage-comics to inciting riots to—according to some—memeing Donald Trump into the White House.


Crescendo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leah Brooke
Editor: Siren-BookStrand
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[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Contemporary Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, sex toys, bondage] Hired by Nick Morietti and Steve Vanguard to decorate their newest hotel, Julianna Lovette is determined to make a name for herself. Nick and Steve's raw sexuality, however, draws her like a moth to a flame—irresistible, but potentially lethal. When she becomes their lover, she's tossed into a world of passion she's always searched for but thought she'd never find. Dominant and strong, they take her in ways she'd never imagined and earn a submission from her she never thought she'd give. When passion comes at a price, she has to depend on them to keep her safe from an enemy from Steve's past. An enemy who’s waited for years for a chance to get revenge. An enemy they believe she works for. She learns that trust comes at a steeper price—but offers the biggest rewards. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society

Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luppicini, Rocci
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"This book explores the ethical challenges of technology innovations, providing cutting-edge analysis of designs, developments, impacts, policies, theories, and methodologies related to ethical aspects of technology in society"--Provided by publisher.

A New Theory of Conscientious Objection in Medicine

A New Theory of Conscientious Objection in Medicine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert F. Card
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This book argues that a conscientiously objecting medical professional should receive an exemption only if the grounds of an objector’s refusal are reasonable. It defends a detailed, contextual account of public reasonability suited for healthcare, which builds from the overarching concept of Rawlsian public reason. The author analyzes the main competing positions and maintains that these other views fail precisely due to their systematic inattention to the grounding reasons behind a conscientious objection; he argues that any such view is plausible to the extent that it mimics the ‘reason-giving requirement’ for conscience objections defended in this work. Only reasonable objections can defeat the prior professional obligation to assign primacy to patient well-being, therefore one who refuses a patient’s request for a legally available, medically indicated, and safe service must be able to explain the grounds of their objection in terms understandable to other citizens within the public institutional structure of medicine. The book further offers a novel policy proposal to deploy the Reasonability View: establishing conscientious objector status in medicine. It concludes that the Reasonability View is a viable and attractive position in this debate. A New Theory of Conscientious Objection in Medicine: Justification and Reasonability will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in bioethics, medical ethics, and philosophy of medicine, as well as thinkers interested in the intersections between law, medical humanities, and philosophy.

Social Media Communication

Social Media Communication Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bu Zhong
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119041597
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Examines the social media mechanism and how it is transforming communication in an increasingly networked society Social Media Communication: Trends and Theories explores how social media is transforming the way people think and behave. Providing students with an in-depth understanding of the mechanism underlying social media, this comprehensive textbook uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine social media use in a wide range of communication and business contexts. Each chapter is based on original research findings from the author as well as recent work in communication studies, neuroscience, information science, and psychology. Divided into two parts, the text first describes the theoretical foundation of social media use, discussing the impact of social media on information processing, social networking, cognition, interpersonal and group communication, the media industry, and business marketing. The second half of the book focuses on research-based strategies for effectively using social media in communication and business such as the news industry, heath care, and social movements. Offering detailed yet accessible coverage of how digital media technology is changing human communication, this textbook: Helps readers make the best use of social media tools in communication and business practices Introduces more than a dozen theories in the areas of communication, psychology, and sociology to highlight the theoretical frameworks researchers use in social media studies Identifies a variety of trends involving social media usage, including the app economy and patient care Addresses the relation between social media and important contemporary topics such as cultural diversity, privacy, and social change Presents 14 imperative social media topics, each with the power to change the ways you see and use social media Social Media Communication: Trends and Theories is the perfect textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in communication, business, journalism, business, and information science and technology. It is also an invaluable resource for researchers, educators, journalists, entrepreneurs, and professionals working in media management, advertising, public relations, and business marketing.

Music for Little Mozarts, Lesson Book 4

Music for Little Mozarts, Lesson Book 4 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine H. Barden,Gayle Kowalchyk,E. L. Lancaster
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Music for Little Mozarts, Lesson Book 4 by Christine H. Barden,Gayle Kowalchyk,E. L. Lancaster Summary

Lesson Book 4 is the last in the Music for Little Mozarts series. After a review, the new concepts taught are: * Flat and sharp sign * Tie * Crescendo and diminuendo After reviewing C position and Middle C position, G position is taught. All three positions are used alternately throughout the rest of the book, with flat and sharp notes incorporated. When the student is finished with Lesson Book 4, he/she moves either into Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Prep Course, Level C or Alfred's Premier Piano Course, Level 1B.

Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention

Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christina Cameron,Mechtild Rössler
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Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention by Christina Cameron,Mechtild Rössler Summary

In 1972, UNESCO put in place the World Heritage Convention, a highly successful international treaty that influences heritage activity in virtually every country in the world. Focusing on the Convention's creation and early implementation, this book examines the World Heritage system and its global impact through diverse prisms, including its normative frameworks, constituent bodies, programme activities, personalities and key issues. The authors concentrate on the period between 1972 and 2000 because implementation of the World Heritage Convention during these years sets the stage for future activity and provides a foil for understanding the subsequent evolution in the decade that follows. This innovative book project seeks out the voices of the pioneers - some 40 key players who participated in the creation and early implementation of the Convention - and combines these insightful interviews with original research drawn from a broad range of both published and archival sources. The World Heritage Convention has been significantly influenced by 40 years of history. Although the text of the Convention remains unchanged, the way it has been implemented reflects global trends as well as evolving perceptions of the nature of heritage itself and approaches to conservation. Some are sounding the alarm, claiming that the system is imploding under its own weight. Others believe that the Convention is being compromised by geopolitical considerations and rivalries. This book stimulates reflection on the meaning of the Convention in the twenty-first century.

Ethics in Palliative Care

Ethics in Palliative Care Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert C. Macauley MD
Editor: Oxford University Press
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No specialty faces more diverse and challenging ethical dilemmas than palliative medicine. What is the best way to plan ahead for the end of life? How should physicians respond when patients refuse treatments likely to be beneficial, or demand treatments not likely to be? Who makes medical decisions for patients who are too ill to decide for themselves? Do patients have the "right to die" (and, if so, what exactly does that mean)? In this volume noted palliative care physician and bioethicist Robert C. Macauley addresses a broad range of issues from historical, legal, clinical, and ethical perspectives. Clinically nuanced and philosophically rigorous, Ethics in Palliative Care analyzes hot-button subjects like physician assisted dying and euthanasia, as well as often overlooked topics such as pediatric palliative care, organ donation, palliative care research, and moral distress. Drawing on real cases yet written in non-technical language, this complete guide will appeal to both medical professionals and lay readers.

Collaborative Practice in Primary and Community Care

Collaborative Practice in Primary and Community Care Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sanjiv Ahluwalia,John Spicer,Karen Storey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429952996
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The effective delivery of primary care requires the good working of a multi-professional team who provide that care. This accessible and concise text explores the ways in which primary care teams can collaborate well to advance the quality of clinical care and enhance collaborative working across the healthcare system as a whole. Taking a workbook approach, and including examples, narratives, case histories and further reading, Collaborative Practice in Primary and Community Care brings together theory and good practice to offer the reader viable models for achieving excellence. Addressing specific challenges to practising collaboratively throughout, it contains chapters exploring the contemporary context of primary care, collaboration with patients, collaboration between different professional groups, collaboration amongst organisations, and the respective roles of education and technology in promoting collaboration. Written by a multi-professional selection of experienced authors, practitioners and educators, this textbook is designed for a wide audience of healthcare professionals with an interest in primary care.

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128137819
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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity, Second Edition focuses on the important role that exercise, dietary changes and foods play in promoting and reducing visceral fat. Nutritionists, dieticians and healthcare providers seeking to address the abdominal obesity epidemic will find this book to be a valuable resource in their long-term goal of preventing chronic diseases, especially heart, vascular and diabetic diseases. Chapters define a range of dietary approaches to reduce risk for the associated chronic diseases. In addition, discussions of the importance of dietary approaches to reduce abdominal obesity, along with clinical approaches, are discussed, including costs and risks. Serves as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings that will lead to revised and updated treatment options Offers detailed, well-documented reviews outlining the various dietary approaches to visceral obesity with their benefits and failures Includes updated research on the gut microbiome, FGF 21 and dietary foods and supplements

A Fortiori Logic

A Fortiori Logic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Avi Sion
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A FORTIORI LOGIC: INNOVATIONS, HISTORY AND ASSESSMENTS, by Avi Sion, is a wide-ranging and in-depth study of a fortiori reasoning, comprising a great many new theoretical insights into such argument, a history of its use and discussion from antiquity to the present day, and critical analyses of the main attempts at its elucidation. Its purpose is nothing less than to lay the foundations for a new branch of logic, and greatly develop it; and thus to once and for all dispel the many fallacious ideas circulating regarding the nature of a fortiori reasoning.

The Philanthropic Planning Companion

The Philanthropic Planning Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian M. Sagrestano,Robert E. Wahlers
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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The Philanthropic Planning Companion by Brian M. Sagrestano,Robert E. Wahlers Summary

A donor-centered guide to charitable gift planning for fundraisers and professional advisors The Philanthropic Planning Companion compiles and analyzes the latest research on donor/client behavior, discussing the need for segmented approaches to charitable gift planning based upon the values and personal planning objectives of the donor/client. With its many tools, checklists and sample materials, it will serve as your charitable giving guide in your work with your donors/clients. Whether you are building your practice to work with high net worth clients or you are enhancing your fundraising program, this is the book you will keep close at hand. Outlines how an integrated, donor-centered, values-based, philanthropic planning approach can be implemented Explores the latest research focuses on donor behavior For fundraisers and professional advisors alike, The Philanthropic Planning Companion is the one-stop resource you'll keep by your side to help your donors/clients meet their charitable and personal planning objectives.

Workplace Mental Health Manual for Nurse Managers

Workplace Mental Health Manual for Nurse Managers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826137466
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Workplace Mental Health Manual for Nurse Managers by Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN Summary

"This text provides a comprehensive overview, if not thesis, of the contributing factors to workplace stress and how to revisit [them] and our own mental health. How can nurses and health care workplaces expect to offer health and healing when such basic foundational human dynamics of mental health are not addressed? This work opens the door to both the dynamics and the deep dimensions of the root issues facing humanity and our places of work and play." ó Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (From the Foreword) "This is a wonderful addition to leadership and management personnel and a good resource for any nurse. Too often nurses hide these issues and we need to make others aware of what can occur and take steps to bring these conditions out in the open. It is definitely a worthwhile addition to any nursing library... Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!" -- Doody's Book Reviews Todayís health care landscape has brought many changes, challenges, and even turmoil to the workplace; stressors that can threaten the mental health of even the most stalwart and resilient of nurses. Targeting the complex set of stressors found in health care work environments, this unique, practical resource describes the impact of bullying, harassment, addictions, violence, and other triggers and the resulting adverse physiological and behavioral responses in these facilities. It presents evidence-based strategies to help health care professionals cope with unhealthy work environments. The book describes the characteristics of health care work environments that promote stress at personal and organizational levels, and their impact on the mental health of individuals working in them. It offers insight into individual and group dynamics and the role of the health care institution, workplace management, and individual employee in fostering both healthy and unhealthy work environments. The book investigates a variety of situations that can erode mental health among coworkers and offers evidence-based improvement strategies for creating healthier, more respectful workplace environments. Case studies; specific program development initiatives; and examples of personal, professional, and organizational approaches to ameliorate adverse behaviors are included. Readers of this book will be well armed to cope with any unprofessional, disrespectful behavior on the part of their professional colleagues. It will be useful in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and health care leadership and management courses, and as a quick reference for all health care professionals dealing with mental health problems in the workplace. Key Features: Presents proven strategies for improving mental health in all health care work environments Discusses theory and philosophical underpinnings for mental health in the workplace, including good business sense Provides case studies and precedent-setting examples Explores policy implications and program development initiatives that can be used to improve workplace environments Addresses legal and ethical obligations for facilitating workplace mental health

Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Software Engineering Advances

Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Software Engineering Advances Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Miguel Botto-Tobar,Henry Cruz,Angela Díaz Cadena
Editor: Springer Nature
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Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Software Engineering Advances by Miguel Botto-Tobar,Henry Cruz,Angela Díaz Cadena Summary

This book constitutes the proceedings of the XV Multidisciplinary International Congress on Science and Technology (CIT 2020), held in Quito, Ecuador, on 26–30 October 2020, proudly organized by Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE in collaboration with GDEON. CIT is an international event with a multidisciplinary approach that promotes the dissemination of advances in Science and Technology research through the presentation of keynote conferences. In CIT, theoretical, technical, or application works that are research products are presented to discuss and debate ideas, experiences, and challenges. Presenting high-quality, peer-reviewed papers, the book discusses the following topics: Artificial Intelligence Computational Modeling Data Communications Defense Engineering Innovation, Technology, and Society Managing Technology & Sustained Innovation, and Business Development Modern Vehicle Technology Security and Cryptography Software Engineering

Shifting Paradigms in International Investment Law

Shifting Paradigms in International Investment Law Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steffen Hindelang,Markus Krajewski
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Shifting Paradigms in International Investment Law by Steffen Hindelang,Markus Krajewski Summary

International investment law is in transition. Whereas the prevailing mindset has always been the protection of the economic interests of individual investors, new developments in international investment law have brought about a paradigm shift. There is now more than ever before an interest in a more inclusive, transparent, and public regime. Shifting Paradigms in International Investment Law addresses these changes against the background of the UNCTAD framework to reform investment treaties. The book analyses how the investment treaty regime has changed and how it ought to be changing to reconcile private property interests and the state's duty to regulate in the public interest. In doing so, the volume tracks attempts in international investment law to recalibrate itself towards a more balanced, less isolated, and increasingly diversified regime. The individual chapters of this edited volume address the contents of investment agreements, the system of dispute settlement, the interrelation of investment agreements with other areas of public international law, constitutional questions, and new regional perspectives from Europe, South Africa, the Pacific Rim Region, and Latin America. Together they provide an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. The individual chapters of this edited volume address the contents of investment agreements, the system of dispute settlement, the interrelation of investment agreements with other areas of public international law, constitutional questions, and new regional perspectives from Europe, South Africa, the Pacific Rim Region, and Latin America. Together they provide an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.


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