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Shift

By Hugh Howey
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0358447941
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 707
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In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platforms that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity’s broad history, mankind discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened. This is the second volume in the New York Times best-selling Wool series.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
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  • Pages : 352
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  • File Pdf: machine-learning.pdf

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Canadian advocacy has evolved over the past few decades. A core function of the nonprofit sector, advocacy endures in an unsympathetic neoliberal landscape – one dominated by a rise in government surveillance, ongoing government funding cuts, and confusion over what activities are permissible. Exploring the unpredictable and fluid nature of public policy advocacy work carried out by nonprofit organizations across Canada, The Shifting Terrain sheds light on the strictures and opportunities of this crucial aspect of the voluntary sector. Authors from diverse backgrounds, including academics, activists, practitioners, and legal experts, illustrate what the shifting course of advocacy means in philosophical, theoretical, political, and practical terms. Offering a critique of advocacy practices directed at the nonprofit–provincial/territorial government interface and beyond, this anthology outlines regulatory changes made by the Canada Revenue Agency, exposes the conflicted internal structures and processes of advocacy work, challenges "permissible advocacy activities," presents provocative thinking about alternative ways forward, and proposes recommendations for improvement. A comparative historical study and a contemporary examination, The Shifting Terrain invites readers to contemplate the implications of advocacy for public participation, the shaping of public policy, and Canadian democracy.

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  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • File Pdf: shifting-ground.pdf

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Environmental history of India has developed as an important field of inquiry in the last twenty-five years. While providing major insights, the existing scholarship has primarily focused on drawing sharp lines of distinction - those between geographical spaces (forest, rivers, farms), people (herders, farmers, townspeople), eras (colonial, post-colonial) and so on. The limitations of these sharp divides are brought to the forefront when there is a critical engagement with the region's contested environmental past. Shifting Ground brings together an array of essays that pose critical questions regarding India's environmental past and the way it has been approached by scholars. From debunking the idea of a primeval, pristine forest cover, to analysing the dynamics that shape human-animal relations, to examining the conflicts created by post-Independence projects of rural development and conservation - this volume touches upon the various aspects of environmental studies and juxtaposes them with social history, history of science and technology and history of trade and culture. Drawing on original case studies the book not only explores the past, but also portrays how its traditions are often invoked to be deployed in contemporary conflicts - those that are often aggravated by the pressures on natural assets created by the recent prosperity and the vaulting aspirations of a rapidly expanding Indian middle class.

RG Veda Omnibus

By CLAMP
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Isbn : 1630087971
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 210
  • File Pdf: rg-veda-omnibus.pdf

Book Summary:

RG Veda, pronounced Rig Veda, is based on the classic Indian saga of the same name. The lush, sprawling epic follows Yasha, once a mighty warrior king, but now the lord of a slaughtered people he could not save. Yasha journeys the land as the companion and protector of the genderless Ashura, even knowing Ashura's fate is wound with doom for many. Together they seek the other four of the "Six Stars," whose prophesied gathering will at least defeat Taishukuten, the evil usurper of Heaven's throne. But all prophecies are open to interpretation...

Raze Warfare

By Shelley Cass
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shelley Cass
  • Isbn : 0645311979
  • Pages : 742
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 530
  • File Pdf: raze-warfare.pdf

Book Summary:

Raze Warfare - brutal, sweet, bloody and heartfelt. An LGBTQ+ action romance series that packs a punch. The underworld has a booming economy, capitalising on those who can be snatched from the fringes of society. Those who won’t be missed. This season it’s all about who can snatch the human products with the best looks. Beauty really is a curse, when you’re on the streets. Kiddo is the scattered wallflower of his gang. Yet Kid has caught the attention of the mysterious snatcher hunter, Raze. And, he’s also managed to become the hottest thing on the snatcher list of ten out of tens. He’s practically an eleven. Kiddo may be the key to taking down the underworld snatchers. And Raze may be the key to keeping Kid alive, as the Raze gang must face the cunning of the rising underworld king, Yorak the Wolf. The Wolf loves a challenge, especially in the form of the original Raze, and the beautiful wallflower, who have challenged his empire. It suddenly becomes more dangerous to be coveted instead of killed. Raze Warfare centres around a diverse gang-turned-family, and the evolving relationship between Kiddo and Raze – opposites attract. Every night the gang wage war on the snatchers; fighting for social justice, empowerment, a challenge to the system. All while battling their own demons. Learning difficulties, trauma, street violence, addiction, class divisions, marginalisation, and human trafficking. Girls are kick-ass members of the gang. Sexualities are open. There’s a bisexual awakening. There’s some gender bending. There’s a vengeful vigilante, back from the horrors of having been sold. This is a contemporary, New Adult series. Join the action and enjoy the ride.

Congressional Appropriations Process

By Sandy Streeter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 1437989101
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 330
  • File Pdf: congressional-appropriations-process.pdf

Book Summary:

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Annual Appropriations Cycle: President Submits Budget; Congress Adopts Budget Resolution; Timetable for Consideration of Appropriations Measures; Work of the Appropriations Committees; House and Senate Floor Action: House; Senate; House and Senate Conference Action; Presidential Action; (3) Types of Appropriations Measures; Regular Appropriations Bills; Continuing Resolutions; Supplemental Appropriations Measures; (4) Spending Ceilings for Appropriations Measures; Allocations; Enforcement: House; Senate; Emergency Spending; (5) Relationship Between Authorization and Appropriation Measures; (6) Rescissions. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Neoliberal Parliamentarism

By Tom McDowell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 1487528116
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 646
  • File Pdf: neoliberal-parliamentarism.pdf

Book Summary:

In Neoliberal Parliamentarism, Tom McDowell provides an alternative approach to understanding the decline of parliament at the Ontario legislature, an approach that highlights the politics of neoliberalism and the significant impact it has had over the last four decades. McDowell offers a structural critique of parliament, claiming that restrictions on the legislature cannot be separated from the ascendance of neoliberalism as the dominant social and policy paradigm in the province. Tracking the evolution of procedure at the Ontario Legislature from 1981 to 2021, McDowell shows that, beginning in the early 1980s, the establishment of increasingly restrictive procedural rules was critical in securing the passage of controversial neoliberal restructuring policies. Further, he argues that the decades-long shift towards de-democratization and the concentration of political power in the executive ought to be understood in the context of neoliberalism’s rejection of parliamentary sovereignty and legal positivism. As an in-depth study of the implementation of neoliberalism policy on the political apparatus of Ontario, Neoliberal Parliamentarism is critical reading for scholars and students interested in the relationship between neoliberalism and de-democratization, the politics of Ontario, and parliamentary procedure more broadly.

Journalism Between the State and the Market

By Helle Sjøvaag
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351035320
  • Pages : 114
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 132
  • File Pdf: journalism-between-the-state-and-the-market.pdf

Book Summary:

Using the Nordic media model as an empirical backdrop, Journalism Between the State and the Market defines and analyzes journalism’s fundamental problem: its shifting location between the state and the market. This book examines how this distance is decreasing as journalism steps closer to both the market (algorithmically monetizing audiences) and the state (lobbying governments for subsidies and attacking public service broadcasting). The book analyzes journalism’s negotiated position between the market and the state in the age of disruptions, offering a theoretical foundation that seeks to account for the structural conditions of journalism in the digital age. For scholars, graduates and students in journalism, news sociology and media and communication studies, Journalism Between the State and the Market provides a theoretical perspective that can be used as a valuable tool when studying and observing the current developments in journalism.

Disability Injustice

By Kelly Fritsch,Jeffrey Monaghan,Emily van der Meulen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn : 0774867159
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 224
  • File Pdf: disability-injustice.pdf

Book Summary:

Ableism is embedded in Canadian criminal justice institutions, policies, and practices, making incarceration and institutionalization dangerous – even deadly – for disabled people. Disability Injustice examines disability in contexts that include policing and surveillance, sentencing and the courts, prisons and alternatives to confinement. The contributors confront challenging topics such as the pathologizing of difference as deviance; eugenics and crime control; criminalization based on biased physical and mental health approaches; and the role of disability justice activism in contesting discrimination. This provocative collection highlights how, with deeper understanding of disability, we can challenge the practices of crime control and the processes of criminalization.

Envisioning the 2020 Census

By National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on the Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Isbn : 9780309157674
  • Pages : 362
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 737
  • File Pdf: envisioning-the-2020-census.pdf

Book Summary:

Planning for the 2020 census is already beginning. This book from the National Research Council examines several aspects of census planning, including questionnaire design, address updating, non-response follow-up, coverage follow-up, de-duplication of housing units and residents, editing and imputation procedures, and several other census operations. This book recommends that the Census Bureau overhaul its approach to research and development. The report urges the Bureau to set cost and quality goals for the 2020 and future censuses, improving efficiency by taking advantage of new technologies.

Cruel Numbers

By Christopher Beats
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1426896085
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 378
  • File Pdf: cruel-numbers.pdf

Book Summary:

After the North loses the War of Southern Secession, money buys power in the Magnocracy, and people can disappear in a blink. War veteran Donovan Schist's specialty is finding these missing persons. There isn't much money in it, but he sleeps a little better. This time, Donovan is looking for a girl named Bridget Cleary. Her family's had no word from her for months. Donovan's certain he'll find her belly-up, but it seems her talent for analytical machines has made her a valuable asset to the powers that be—an asset that they're determined to keep hidden and out of reach. In over his head, Donovan enlists his friend Verhalen to help. The eccentric inventor may be unstable, but his steam-powered gadgets give Donovan the edge. Donovan's no stranger to the rougher edges of society, but when the usual threats turn to attacks on his life, it quickly becomes clear that someone very important does not want him to find Bridget Cleary... 42,000 words