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The Face-changers
  • Author : Thomas Perry
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN : 0786216115
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After promising her new husband that she will retire from her job of helping people disappear, Jane Whitefield takes on one final case, that of a famed plastic surgeon who once was her husband's mentor, only to come face to face with the deadly and ruthless Face-Changers

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    The Wisdom of Your Face
  • Author : Jean Haner
  • Publisher : Hay House Incorporated
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 1401917550
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • What if you could tell, just by looking at others, how they tend to think, feel, and behave? What if your partner's face revealed the best way to resolve any conflicts between you? And what if you could discover in your own face the wisdom that you need in order to be the best you you can be? Based on the same ancient foundation as acupuncture and Chinese medicine, face reading has been in the “research and development” phase for over 3,000 years. When translated to make it meaningful for our Western lives, it's a powerful source of wisdom that we can all access. Chinese face reading shows you how to live your life in alignment with your own natural flow, find the life path that gives you joy, attract relationships that nurture you, and most of all, enable you to feel compassion for yourself and others. This book will forever change how you see yourself . . . and all the people in your life!

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    The Face-Changers
  • Author : Thomas Perry
  • Publisher : Ivy Books
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9780804115407
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Jane Whitefield, legendary half-Indian shadow guide who spirits hunted people away from certain death, has never had a client like Dr. Richard Dahlman. A famous plastic surgeon who has dedicated his life to healing, the good doctor hasn't a clue why stalkers are out for his blood. But he knows Jane Whitefield's name--and that she is his only hope. Once again Jane performs her magic, leading Dahlman in a nightmare flight across America, only a heartbeat ahead of pursuers whose leader is a dead ringer for Jane: a raven-haired beauty who has stolen her name, reputation, and techniques--not to save lives, but to destroy them. . . .

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    The Face of Change
  • Author : John Nikas,Michael Furman,Robert Cumberford,Leslie Kendall,Stewart Reed,Lowell Paddock
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1732501718
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  • Genre : Books
  • The evolution on automotive design as visualized in historic images and modern studio photography by Michael Furman

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    Blood Money
  • Author : Thomas Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780307781338
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Thomas Perry just keeps getting better," said Tony Hillerman, about Sleeping Dogs--and in this superb new novel by one of America's best thriller writers, Jane Whitefield takes on the mafia, and its money. Jane Whitefield, the fearless "guide" who helps people in trouble disappear, make victims vanish,has just begun her quiet new life as Mrs. Carey McKinnon, when she is called upon again, to face her toughest opponents yet. Jane must try to save a young girl fleeing a deadly mafioso. Yet the deceptively simple task of hiding a girl propels Jane into the center of horrific events, and pairs her with Bernie the Elephant, the mafia's man with the money. Bernie has a photographic memory, and in order to undo an evil that has been growing for half a century,he and Jane engineer the biggest theft of all time, stealing billions from hidden mafia accounts and donating the money to charity. Heart-stopping pace, fine writing, and mesmerizing characters combine in Blood Money to make it the best novel yet by the writer called "one of America's finest storytellers,"(San Francisco Examiner).

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    Dance for the Dead
  • Author : Thomas Perry
  • Publisher : Ivy Books
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780307781352
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Compelling . . . Nobody writes a chase better than [Thomas] Perry.”—The Washington Post Book World Jane Whitefield is the patron saint of the pursued, a Native American “guide” who specializes in making victims vanish. Calling on the ancient wisdom of the Seneca tribe and her own razor-sharp cunning, she conjures up new identities for people with nowhere left to run. She's as quick and quiet as freshly fallen show, and she covers a trail just as completely. But when a calculating killer stalks an innocent eight-year-old boy, Jane faces dangerous obstacles that will put her powers—and her life—to a terrifying test. . . . Praise for Dance for the Dead “Spellbinding . . . Terrific . . . Jane Whitefield may be the most arresting protagonist in the 90s thriller arena. . . . Thrillers need good villains, and this one has a formidable SOB who is cold-blooded enough to satisfy anybody's taste.”—Entertainment Weekly “A terse thriller . . . Perry starts the story with a bang.”—San Francisco Chronicle “One of the most engaging heroines in contemporary suspense.”—The Flint Journal

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    Vanishing Act
  • Author : Thomas Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780307417633
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A challenging and satisfying thriller . . . [with] many surprising twists.”—The New York Times Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads people out of the wilderness—not the tree-filled variety but the kind created by enemies who want you dead. She is in the one-woman business of helping the desperate disappear. Thanks to her membership in the Wolf Clan of the Seneca tribe, she can fool any pursuer, cover any trail, and then provide her clients with new identities, complete with authentic paperwork. Jane knows all the tricks, ancient and modern; in fact, she has invented several of them herself. So she is only mildly surprised to find an intruder waiting for her when she returns home one day. An ex-cop suspected of embezzling, John Felker wants Jane to do for him what she did for his buddy Harry Kemple: make him vanish. But as Jane opens a door out of the world for Felker, she walks into a trap that will take all her heritage and cunning to escape. . . . Praise for Vanishing Act “Thomas Perry keeps pulling fresh ideas and original characters out of thin air. The strong-willed heroine he introduces in Vanishing Act rates as one of his most singular creations.”—The New York Times Book Review “One thriller that must be read. . . . Perry has created his most complex and compelling protagonist.”—San Francisco Examiner

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    Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change
  • Author : Melissa R. Marselle,Jutta Stadler,Horst Korn,Katherine N. Irvine,Aletta Bonn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 9783030023188
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  • Genre : Medical
  • This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public health, psychology, urban planning, and landscape architecture. The emphasis is on multiple human health benefits from biodiversity - in particular with respect to the increasing challenge of climate change. This makes the book unique to other books that focus either on biodiversity and physical health or natural environments and mental wellbeing. The book is written as a definitive ‘go-to’ book for those who are new to the field of biodiversity and health.

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    Gender Threat
  • Author : Yasemin Cassino,Yasemin Besen-Cassino
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781503629905
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Against all evidence to the contrary, American men have come to believe that the world is tilted – economically, socially, politically – against them. A majority of men across the political spectrum feel that they face some amount of discrimination because of their sex. The authors of Gender Threat look at what reasoning lies behind their belief and how they respond to it. Many feel that there is a limited set of socially accepted ways for men to express their gender identity, and when circumstances make it difficult or impossible for them to do so, they search for another outlet to compensate. Sometimes these behaviors are socially positive, such as placing a greater emphasis on fatherhood, but other times they can be maladaptive, as in the case of increased sexual harassment at work. These trends have emerged, notably, since the Great Recession of 2008-09. Drawing on multiple data sources, the authors find that the specter of threats to their gender identity has important implications for men's behavior. Importantly, younger men are more likely to turn to nontraditional compensatory behaviors, such as increased involvement in cooking, parenting, and community leadership, suggesting that the conception of masculinity is likely to change in the decades to come.

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    How Cities Will Save the World
  • Author : Ray Brescia,John Travis Marshall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9781317120889
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Cities are frequently viewed as passive participants to state and national efforts to solve the toughest urban problems. But the evidence suggests otherwise. Cities are actively devising innovative policy solutions and they have the potential to do even more. In this volume, the authors examine current threats to communities across the U.S. and the globe. They draw on first-hand experience with, and accounts of, the crises already precipitated by climate change, population shifts, and economic inequality. This volume is distinguished, however, by its central objective of traveling beyond a description of problems and a discussion of their serious implications. Each of the thirteen chapters frame specific recommendations and guidance on the range of core capacities and interventions that 21st Century cities would be prudent to consider in mapping their immediate and future responses to these critical problems. How Cities Will Save the World brings together authors with frontline experience in the fields of city redevelopment, urban infrastructure, healthcare, planning, immigration, historic preservation, and local government administration. They not only offer their ground level view of threats caused by climate change, population shifts, and economic inequality, but they provide solution-driven narratives identifying promising innovations to help cities tackle this century’s greatest adversities.

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    Shadow Woman
  • Author : Thomas Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780345484925
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In her latest adventure, Jane Whitefield, who helps people in trouble disappear from one life and establish a new identity, is hired by a Las Vegas gambling casino executive running from contract killers. But the killers are on the trail of the shadow woman and soon Jane becomes the principle target of their rage and revenge. From the Hardcover edition.

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    Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Functions and Challenges in the Face of Global Change
  • Author : Satish Chandra Garkoti,Skip J. Van Bloem,Peter Z. Fulé,Rajeev L. Semwal
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9789811382499
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  • Genre : Science
  • The book brings together research topics having a broad focus on human and climate change impacts on the terrestrial ecosystems in the tropics in general and more specifically from the most significant and vulnerable Himalayan ecosystem. A total of 16 contributions included in the book cover a diverse range of global change themes such as the impacts of changing temperature and precipitation on soil ecosystems, forest degradation, extent and impacts of invasive species, plant responses to pollution, climate change impacts on biodiversity and tree phenology, environmental changes associated with land use, importance of traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation, timberline ecosystems, and role of integrated landscape modeling for sustainable management of natural resources. The book is a collective endeavour of an international multidisciplinary group of scientists focused on improving our understanding of the impacts of global change on the structure and functioning of tropical ecosystems and addressing the challenges of their future sustainable management. We hope that the book will help researchers working in the areas of ecology and environmental science to update their knowledge. We also expect that natural resource managers and policy planners will find explanations for some of their observations and hypotheses on multiple global change factors impacting tropical ecosystems and especially Himalayan ecosystems.

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    Death Benefits
  • Author : Thomas Perry
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780375506772
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When gruff and intimidating security consultant Max Stillman appears without warning in the San Francisco office of McClaren Life and Casualty and begins asking questions and scrutinizing files, the employees can't help wondering just which of them he's been hired to investigate. The first to find out is young data analyst John Walker when Stillman's mysterious investigation leads out of town, he announces he's taking Walker with him. Walker has been picked because a colleague with whom he once had a love affair has disappeared after paying a very large death benefit to an impostor. Since Walker knew her intimately, Stillman believes he's likely to be useful in finding and convicting her. But because he knows her so well, Walker is convinced that she is innocent, and that he must join the pursuit so that he can defend her. These conflicting purposes unite Walker and Stillman in an urgent search that propels them across the country and into unexpected dangers. The trail ends in a deceptively peaceful corner of the New Hampshire countryside, where they find themselves trapped by a deadly conspiracy that's much bigger, older, and more evil than they could ever have imagined. Martin Cruz Smith declared a previous Perry novel as beautifully crafted as a good automatic weapon. In Death Benefits, Perry gives us another stunning suspense story with writing that is, as the Los Angeles Times said, as sharp as a sushi knife.

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    Wilma Mankiller
  • Author : D. J. Herda
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781493050628
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Wilma Pearl Mankiller’s great-grandfather survived the deadly forced westward march of Native Americans known as the Trail of Tears. She rose to lead the Cherokee Nation more than 150 years later as principal chief, the first elected female chief of a Native nation in modern times. Throughout her reign from 1985-1995, cut short only by her own severe health challenges, she advocated for extensive community development, self-help, and education and healthcare programs that revitalized the Nation of 300,000 citizens. Wilma Mankiller will continue to shine as an inspirational example of the faith in her belief that ethnicity should never be forgotten—nor come before family unity, society, and country.

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    Water Governance in the Face of Global Change
  • Author : Claudia Pahl-Wostl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 9783319218557
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  • Genre : Law
  • This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of multi-level water governance, developing a conceptual and analytical framework that captures the complexity of real water governance systems while also introducing different approaches to comparative analysis. Applications illustrate how the ostensibly conflicting goals of deriving general principles and of taking context-specific factors into account can be reconciled. Specific emphasis is given to governance reform, adaptive and transformative capacity and multi-level societal learning. The sustainable management of global water resources is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of the 21st century. Many problems and barriers to improvement can be attributed to failures in governance rather than the resource base itself. At the same time our understanding of complex water governance systems largely remains limited and fragmented. The book offers an invaluable resource for all researchers working on water governance topics and for practitioners dealing with water governance challenges alike.

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    Stress Physiology of Tea in the Face of Climate Change
  • Author : Wen-Yan Han,Xin Li,Golam Jalal Ahammed
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 9789811321405
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  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • ​This book focuses on the existing knowledge regarding the effect of global climate change on tea plant physiology, biochemistry, and metabolism as well as economic and societal aspects of the tea industry. Specifically, this book synthesizes recent advances in the physiological and molecular mechanisms of the responses of tea plants to various abiotic and biotic stressors including high temperature, low temperature or freezing, drought, low light, UV radiation, elevated CO2, ozone, nutrient deficiency, insect herbivory, and pathogenic agents. This book also discusses challenges and potential management strategies for sustaining tea yield and quality in the face of climate change. Dr. Wen-Yan Han is a Professor and Dr. Xin Li is an Associate Professor at the Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TRI, CAAS), Hangzhou, PR China. Dr. Golam Jalal Ahammed is an Associate Professor at the Department of Horticulture, College of Forestry, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, PR China.

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    The Face on the Milk Carton
  • Author : Caroline B. Cooney
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780385742382
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In the vein of psychological thrillers like We Were Liars and One of Us Is Lying, bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author Caroline Cooney’s JANIE series seamlessly blends mystery and suspense with issues of family, friendship and love to offer an emotionally evocative thrill ride of a read. No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar—a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey—she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl—it was she. How could it possibly be true? Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really her parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

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    Women in the Face of Change
  • Author : Annie Phizacklea,Hilary Pilkington,Shirin Rai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9781136129964
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  • Genre : Medical
  • First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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    Origin
  • Author : Dan Brown
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 658
  • ISBN : 9780525563709
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

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    The Polish Humboldtian University in the Face of Paradigmatic Change
  • Author : Aleksander Kobylarek
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9781443879521
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  • Genre : Education
  • The Polish university is based on the Humboldt model, and can serve as a typical example of liberal education throughout Central and Eastern Europe. This book portrays an institution resistant to change and defying all attempts at reform. Currently, it is attempting to retain its identity with no regard to the rapidly changing world of science, culture and communication technologies that surrounds it. The absolute power of the professor, excessive administration and feudal subordination mean that such universities have lost touch with the local environment, and have become a factory for graduates with a random education. Power games and resentment have replaced the search for scientific truth, which in turn means that such institutions are practically invisible in the rankings, because of the lack of significant achievements. This situation has led to proposal here of a redefinition of the function of the university, based on a thorough analysis of needs of all its various groups of stakeholders.

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    Household vulnerability to food insecurity in the face of climate change in Paraguay
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9789251313060
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • This working paper analyses the effect climate change is expected to have on agricultural productivity, caloric consumption, and vulnerability to food insecurity of household agricultural producers in Paraguay. Our results suggest that increasing temperatures and reduced precipitation will reduce agricultural productivity and caloric consumption, and increase vulnerability to food insecurity. Specifically, a 1 percent increase in average maximum temperatures is associated with a 5 percent reduction in agricultural productivity. A 5 percent reduction in agricultural productivity translates into nearly a 1 percent reduction in caloric consumption. Vulnerability to food insecurity in Paraguay is expected to increase by 28 percentage points by 2100 due to climate change, increasing fastest in areas where temperatures are increasing and rainfall is diminishing. We explore a number of interventions that policy makers can pursue to limit the impact of climate change on food insecurity.

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    The Face Within
  • Author : Sue Lester
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 0987501402
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • In "The Face Within" Sue Lester reveals how to identify and adjust your unconscious blueprint so you can change your situationat home and at work. Containing the ideal combination of practical exercises, fascinating stories and inspiring case studies, this book is an effective guide to smoothing your path through life. Gaining the clarity, confidence and motivation you desire is in your hands.

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    Facets of Revolution
  • Author : T.A. White
  • Publisher : T.A. White
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The line between loyalty and betrayal has never been so fine. Chasing the trail of the woman who was once considered her best friend, Kira Forrest returns to the planet of her birth. When a near deadly incident jeopardizes her arrival, Kira will find the secrets she’s worked so hard to protect are beginning to rise to the surface one by one. Her only hope to control her destiny and protect the ones she loves is to embark on a dangerous rite of passage that may require far more of her than she’s willing to pay. For a hidden menace stalks her from the shadows. It's target is those closest to her. With the help of her lover, Graydon, and the allies she's made, Kira will have to fight for her future—and her past. A reckoning is coming. The Phoenix will have to rise from her ashes to decide once and for all where she belongs.

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    The End of Magic
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : The End of Magic
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN : 9780979780608
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
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    Unbreakable
  • Author : Stephane Hallegatte,Adrien Vogt-Schilb,Mook Bangalore,Julie Rozenberg
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9781464810046
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  • Genre : Nature
  • 'Economic losses from natural disasters totaled $92 billion in 2015.' Such statements, all too commonplace, assess the severity of disasters by no other measure than the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure, and agricultural production. But $1 in losses does not mean the same thing to a rich person that it does to a poor person; the gravity of a $92 billion loss depends on who experiences it. By focusing on aggregate losses—the traditional approach to disaster risk—we restrict our consideration to how disasters affect those wealthy enough to have assets to lose in the first place, and largely ignore the plight of poor people. This report moves beyond asset and production losses and shifts its attention to how natural disasters affect people’s well-being. Disasters are far greater threats to well-being than traditional estimates suggest. This approach provides a more nuanced view of natural disasters than usual reporting, and a perspective that takes fuller account of poor people’s vulnerabilities. Poor people suffer only a fraction of economic losses caused by disasters, but they bear the brunt of their consequences. Understanding the disproportionate vulnerability of poor people also makes the case for setting new intervention priorities to lessen the impact of natural disasters on the world’s poor, such as expanding financial inclusion, disaster risk and health insurance, social protection and adaptive safety nets, contingent finance and reserve funds, and universal access to early warning systems. Efforts to reduce disaster risk and poverty go hand in hand. Because disasters impoverish so many, disaster risk management is inseparable from poverty reduction policy, and vice versa. As climate change magnifies natural hazards, and because protection infrastructure alone cannot eliminate risk, a more resilient population has never been more critical to breaking the cycle of disaster-induced poverty.

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    Watercooler Wisdom
  • Author : Keith Bailey,Karen Leland
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781572244368
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • A survey of more than 20,000 workers and managers answers the question, "What do the happy people in your workplace know that you don't?" The result will empower readers to improve their experience at work by changing their thinking, attitudes, and behaviors in the office.

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    The Franco-Mauritian Elite
  • Author : Tijo Salverda
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781782386414
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Mauritian independence in 1968 marked the end of a regime favorable to the Franco-Mauritians, the island’s white colonial elite. Now, in postcolonial Mauritius, this group is faced with a much more diverse power constellation and often feels in competition with others vying for their privileges. Though this is a clear departure from the colonial heydays, Franco-Mauritians have been able to continue their elite position into the early twenty-first century. This book focuses on the power of white elites still lingering on in postcolonial realities, and with regards to elites and power in general, addresses anew how an elite group aims to prolong its position over time.

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    Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780743247221
  • Reader Reviews : 1774
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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    Maintaining a Competitive Advantage in the Face of a Radical Technological Change
  • Author : Allan Afuah
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : UCLA:L0074880709
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  • Genre : Competition
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    Freedom in the Anthropocene
  • Author : A. Stoner,A. Melathopoulos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9781137503886
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Freedom in the Anthropocene illuminates the Anthropocene from the perspective of critical theory. The authors contextualize our current ecological predicament by focusing on the issues of history and freedom and how they relate to our present inability to render environmental threats and degradation recognizable and surmountable.

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    AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face
  • Author : Daniel Jordan Smith
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9780226108971
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • AIDS and Africa are indelibly linked in popular consciousness, but despite widespread awareness of the epidemic, much of the story remains hidden beneath a superficial focus on condoms, sex workers, and antiretrovirals. Africa gets lost in this equation, Daniel Jordan Smith argues, transformed into a mere vehicle to explain AIDS, and in AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face, he offers a powerful reversal, using AIDS as a lens through which to view Africa. Drawing on twenty years of fieldwork in Nigeria, Smith tells a story of dramatic social changes, ones implicated in the same inequalities that also factor into local perceptions about AIDS—inequalities of gender, generation, and social class. Nigerians, he shows, view both social inequality and the presence of AIDS in moral terms, as kinds of ethical failure. Mixing ethnographies that describe everyday life with pointed analyses of public health interventions, he demonstrates just how powerful these paired anxieties—medical and social—are, and how the world might better alleviate them through a more sensitive understanding of their relationship.

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    Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification
  • Author : Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781351403337
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  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Sustainable Intensification (SI) has recently emerged as a key concept for agricultural development, recognising that yields must increase to feed a growing world population, but it must be achieved without damage to the environment, on finite land resources and while preserving social and natural capital. It also recognises that all initiatives must cope with the challenges of climate change to agricultural production, food security and livelihoods. This multidisciplinary book presents state-of-the-art reviews of current SI approaches to promote major food crops, challenges and advances made in technology, and the institutional and policy measures necessary to overcome the constraints faced by smallholder farmers. Adressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 2, the various chapters based on evidence and experiences of reputed researchers show how these innovations, if properly nurtured and implemented, can make a difference to food and nutrition security outcomes. Case studies from around the world are included, with a particular emphasis on Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The focus is not only on scientific aspects such as climate-smart agriculture, agroecology and improving input use efficiency and management, but also on institutional and policy challenges that must be met to increase the net societal benefits of sustainable agricultural intensification. The book is aimed at advanced students and researchers in sustainable agriculture and policy, development practitioners, policy makers and non-governmental and farmer organisations.

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    Chapters
  • Author : Candice Carpenter
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0071381813
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • Provides an incisive look at the role and implications of professional and personal change in the modern world and offers an effective, innovative program for managing change. $100,000 ad/promo.

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    Real Impact
  • Author : Morgan Simon
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781568589817
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • A leading investment professional explains the world of impact investing--investing in businesses and projects with a social and financial return--and shows what it takes to make sustainable, transformative change. Impact investment--the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return--has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. But the field is at a tipping point: Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance? Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world's resources to truly transform the economy. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

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    Only the Faces Change (A High School Odyssey)
  • Author : Herb Williams
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781312383678
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Only the Faces Change is a humorous, touching story of teachers, both good and bad, of students searching for truth in education and in their personal lives, and of failed bureaucratic attempts to improve the system. Herb Williams encourages students to speak for themselves through discussions and notes (Dear Herbies) from a coffee can; satirizes directives from principals, counselors, attendance supervisors, and parents; solicits contributions from colleagues (From the Campus Inn); incorporates the latest rumors from one who knows them all (The Ear With an Attitude); and integrates satirical columns from his newspaper days (Fiction and Fact from the Almanac). For over fifteen years, Herb Williams wrote a humor column, titled ?Life and Times, ? published in three different newspapers in Norwalk, Cerritos, and Redlands, California. This is his third book in addition to his travel memoir, North to Alaska with a No-Account Cat and his ?how to? booklet, Easy Writing Across the Curriculum or Anywhere Else.

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    Performing Power
  • Author : Arnout van der Meer
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781501758607
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  • Genre : History
  • Performing Power illuminates how colonial dominance in Indonesia was legitimized, maintained, negotiated, and contested through the everyday staging and public performance of power between the colonizer and colonized. Arnout Van der Meer's Performing Power explores what seemingly ordinary interactions reveal about the construction of national, racial, social, religious, and gender identities as well as the experience of modernity in colonial Indonesia. Through acts of everyday resistance, such as speaking a different language, withholding deference, and changing one's appearance and consumer behavior, a new generation of Indonesians contested the hegemonic colonial appropriation of local culture and the racial and gender inequalities that it sustained. Over time these relationships of domination and subordination became inverted, and by the twentieth century the Javanese used the tropes of Dutch colonial behavior to subvert the administrative hierarchy of the state. Thanks to generous funding from the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot and the Mellon Foundation the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access (OA) volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other Open Access repositories.

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    Living as a River
  • Author : Bodhipaksa
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781591799337
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  • Genre : Religion
  • To face reality is to embrace change; to resist change is to suffer. This is the liberating insight that unfolds with Living as a River. A masterful investigation of the nature of self, this eloquent blend of current science and time-honored spiritual insight is meant to free us from the fear of impermanence in a world defined by change. “An interesting, lively, and genuinely illuminating teaching of dharma.” —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life “At a time when it's increasingly challenging to find clear and honest direction on the spiritual path, Living as a River offers contemporary insight into an ancient practice and wise counsel we can trust. This book is both beautifully written and useful to all serious seekers.” —Mariana Caplan, PhD, author of Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path and Halfway Up the Mountain: The Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment The primary vehicle for this journey is Buddhism's traditional Six Element Practice, a deconstructive process of deep reflection that helps us let go of the belief in a separate, static self—the root of unhappiness. Bodhipaksa takes readers through a systematic yet poetic analysis of the self that supports the realization of: A sense of spaciousness and expansiveness that transcends the limitations of the physical body Profound gratitude, awe, and a feeling of belonging as we witness the extent of our connectedness with the universe Freedom from the psychological burden caused by clinging to a false identity The relaxed experience of “consciousness, pure and bright” Engrossing and incisive, Living as a River is at once an empowering guide and a meditative practice we can turn to again and again to overcome our fear of change and align joyfully with the natural unfolding of creation.

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    The Encyclopædia of Face and Form Reading
  • Author : Mary Olmstead Stanton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1244
  • ISBN : SRLF:A0000323816
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  • Genre : Physiognomy
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