V Wars

Author: Jonathan Maberry
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480429228
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Bestselling and award-winning authors serve as eyewitnesses to the apocalyptic Vampire Wars in this far-reaching chronicle of pandemic horrors. The plague begins silently during a scientific expedition in Antarctica. The melting ice releases a millennia-old virus, which spreads, poisoning the air we breathe and triggering long-dormant genes in the “junk DNA” of the human populace. It is the gene that once created the vampire—the very biological origin of what we came to believe, throughout recorded history, was only a legend. Now that the virus has been unleashed, people around the world are changing. The danger level is incalculable. The cure is unknown. And the diseased are among us, hiding in plain sight, waiting to hunt. From the sudden contagion of patient zero to the terrifying worldwide battle between us and “the others,” the Vampire Wars are just beginning. Conceived by New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author Jonathan Maberry, V-Wars features “frontline” reports from various “hot zones” across the globe. Joining Maberry are notable contributors including Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore, Gregory Frost, John Everson, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson. The result is a frighteningly authentic compendium of intertwining tales that creates a unique document of mankind’s response to this sudden, cataclysmic threat to humanity.

Sevastopol S Wars

Author: Mungo Melvin CB OBE
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472822285
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Founded by Catherine the Great, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War were fought on the hills surrounding the city, and the memory of this stalwart defence inspired those who fruitlessly battled the Germans during World War II. Twice the city has faced complete obliteration yet twice it has risen, phoenix-like, from the ashes. In this groundbreaking volume, award-winning author Mungo Melvin explores how Sevastopol became the crucible of conflict over three major engagements – the Crimean War, the Russian Civil War and World War II – witnessing the death and destruction of countless armies yet creating the indomitable 'spirit of Sevastopol'. By weaving together first-hand interviews, detailed operational reports and battle analysis, Melvin creates a rich tapestry of history.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Culture Wars In America A Documentary And Reference Guide

Author: Glenn H. Utter
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350396
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This comprehensive documentary report on the cultural and political state of the union explores the flashpoints of the debate over American identity and values. • Document groups are arranged topically for easy reference • Each group of documents is preceded by a headnote and followed by analysis • The book includes a Reader's Guide to the Documents and a timeline of key events and milestones • Sidebars explore interesting and significant events related to the various broad topics • A trove of resources are listed for further research and exploration • An introductory, context-setting essay, "Definitions of the Culture Wars: Historical and Contemporary," provides background on the evolution of culture wars in the modern era

Patent Wars

Author: Thomas F. Cotter
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190244445
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Patents are ubiquitous in contemporary life. Practically everything we use incorporates one or more patented inventions, and recent years have witnessed epic disputes over such matters as the patenting of human genes, the control of smartphone design and technology, the marketing of patented drugs, and the conduct of "patent trolls" accused of generating revenue from nuisance litigation. But what exactly is a patent? Why do governments grant them? Can patents simultaneously encourage new invention, while limiting monopoly and other abuses? In Patent Wars, Thomas Cotter, one of America's leading patent law scholars, offers an accessible, lively, and up-to-date examination of the current state of patent law, showing how patents affect everything from the food we eat to the cars we drive to the devices that entertain and inform us. Beginning with a general overview of patent law and litigation, the book addresses such issues as the patentability of genes, medical procedures, software, and business methods; the impact of drug patents and international treaties on the price of health care; trolls; and the smartphone wars. Taking into account both the benefits and costs that patents impose on society, Cotter highlights the key issues in current debates and explores what still remains unknown about the effect of patents on innovation. An essential one-volume analysis of the topic, Patent Wars explains why patent laws exist in the first place and how we can make the system better.

Oecd Employment Outlook 2019 The Future Of Work

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264497005
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The 2019 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook presents new evidence on changes in job stability, underemployment and the share of well-paid jobs, and discusses the policy implications of these changes with respect to how technology, globalisation, population ageing, and other megatrends are transforming the labour market in OECD countries.

Classroom Wars

Author: Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199358478
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The schoolhouse has long been a crucible in the construction and contestation of the political concept of "family values." Through Spanish-bilingual and sex education, moderates and conservatives in California came to define the family as a politicized and racialized site in the late 1960s and 1970s. Sex education became a vital arena in the culture wars as cultural conservatives imagined the family as imperiled by morally lax progressives and liberals who advocated for these programs attempted to manage the onslaught of sexual explicitness in broader culture. Many moderates, however, doubted the propriety of addressing such sensitive issues outside the home. Bilingual education, meanwhile, was condemned as a symbol of wasteful federal spending on ethically questionable curricula and an intrusion on local prerogative. Spanish-language bilingual-bicultural programs may seem less relevant to the politics of family, but many Latino parents and students attempted to assert their authority, against great resistance, in impassioned demands to incorporate their cultural and linguistic heritage into the classroom. Both types of educational programs, in their successful implementation and in the reaction they inspired, highlight the rightward turn and enduring progressivism in postwar American political culture. In Classroom Wars, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela charts how a state and a citizenry deeply committed to public education as an engine of civic and moral education navigated the massive changes brought about by the 1960s, including the sexual revolution, school desegregation, and a dramatic increase in Latino immigration. She traces the mounting tensions over educational progressivism, cultural and moral decay, and fiscal improvidence, using sources ranging from policy documents to student newspapers, from course evaluations to oral histories. Petrzela reveals how a growing number of Americans fused values about family, personal, and civic morality, which galvanized a powerful politics that engaged many Californians and, ultimately, many Americans. In doing so, they blurred the distinction between public and private and inspired some of the fiercest classroom wars in American history. Taking readers from the cultures of Orange County mega-churches to Berkeley coffeehouses, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela's history of these classroom controversies sheds light on the bitterness of the battles over diversity we continue to wage today and their influence on schools and society nationwide.

The Wars On Terrorism And Iraq

Author: Margaret Crahan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135995060
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'If I had the power to do so, I would make this book compulsory reading for all who exercise political power in our world today! Instead, I will keep my fingers crossed that it will be read by as many members of Congress and of the current US administration as possible, and by a wide cross-section of policy analysts, diplomats, academics and human rights defenders.' - Mary Robinson, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Wars on Terrorism and Iraq provides a timely and critical analysis of the impact of the wars on terrorism and Iraq on human rights particularly internationally, as well as related tensions between unilateralism and multilateralism in US foreign policy. The distinguished contributors examine the consequences for international relations and world order of the traditional standard bearer for human rights and democracy (the United States) appearing not to be championing the rule of law and negotiated conflict resolution. The authors also suggest effective policies to promote greater fulfilment of human rights in order to achieve peaceful accord within nations, and stability internationally.

The Wars Of The Roses

Author: Anthony Cheetham
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520228023
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Each of these lavishly illustrated books serves up a brief and manageable portion of the Fraser-edited and much-touted Lives of the Kings and Queens of England. A set of six jewels for Fraser's crown.

Cartel The Coming Invasion Of Mexico S Drug Wars

Author: Sylvia Longmire
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230340555
Size: 17,15 MB
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Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. She also offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youth in Mexico from joining the cartels and changing drug laws on both sides of the border.