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100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species

by Jeff Corwin

It's no secret that our planet—and the delicate web of ecosystems that comprise it—is in crisis. Environmental threats such as climate change, pollution, habitat loss, and land degradation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species each day. In 100 Heartbeats, conservationist and television host Jeff Corwin provides an urgent, palpable portrait of the wildlife that is suffering in silence and teetering on the brink of extinction. From the forests slipping away beneath the stealthy paws of the Florida panther, to the giant panda's plight to climb ever higher in the mountains of China in search of sustenance, to the brutal poaching tactics that have devastated Africa's rhinoceros and elephant populations, Corwin takes readers on a global tour to witness firsthand the critical state of our natural world. Along the way, he shares inspiring stories of battles being waged and won in defense of the earth's most threatened creatures by the conservationists on the front lines. These stories of hope and progress underscore an important message: Our own survival, as well as that of the world's wildlife, is in our hands. The race to save the planet's most endangered wildlife is under way. Every heartbeat matters.

1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think (1001)

by Robert Arp

An awe-inspiring overview of the development of human knowledge over the centuries!Part of the highly successful '1001' series which have sold over a million copies in the UK alone 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think offers not only a comprehensive history of ideas, but also an eminently browsable source of amusement.This richly informative and entertaining book provides a wide variety of answers to those eternal questions such as...How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?Readers will discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno 'proved' a flying arrow never moves and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspiring ideas explored range from Gandhi's theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking advocacy of women's rights. A wide variety of cultural movements are also covered, including Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Postmodernism.Drawing of a wide spectrum of topics including politics, cosmology, the arts, philosophy and religious beliefs, 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Thinktraces the exponential growth of human knowledge across the centuries. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato, to the cutting-edge theories taking shape in the twenty-first century, this book offers a wealth of stimulation and wit for any reader with a lively and curious mind.

101 Ethical Dilemmas

by Martin Cohen

Will meat eaters get into heaven? Do trees have rights? Is it ever right to design a baby? What would you do? Would you always do the right thing? Is there a right thing? In this second edition of his thought-provoking and highly engaging introduction to ethics, Martin Cohen brings us eleven brand new ethical dilemmas including: The Dodgy Donor Clinic The Famous Footbridge Dilemma The Human Canonball. From overcrowded lifeboats to the censor's pen, Martin Cohen's stimulating and amusing dilemmas reveal the subtleties, complexities and contradictions that make up the rich tapestry of ethics. From DIY babies and breeding experiments to 'Twinkies courtroom drama' and Newgate Prison, there is a dilemma for everyone. This book may not help you become a good person, but at least you will have had a good think about it.

101 Law Forms for Personal Use

by Nolo Editors

Reliable legal forms for common personal and family transactions At one time or another, we all need to get an agreement in writing. But where to start? 101 Law Forms for Personal Use makes it easy to create legal agreements and organize essential information. The plain-English instructions will help you: Plan your estate: Make a simple will and use worksheets to track beneficiaries and assets. Delegate authority: Create temporary guardianship of a child, pet care agreements, limited powers of attorney, and other essential documents. Rent out a place to live: Use the rental application, move-in letter, checklist, notice of needed repairs, and other forms. Buy a house: Run the numbers with a financial statement, and then use the house comparison worksheet, moving checklist, and other forms. Borrow or lend money: Prepare a solid legal contract (promissory note). Included are five forms—one for every common borrowing/lending situation. Sell personal property: All the agreements you need to sell a motor vehicle, boat, or other valuable property. 101 Law Forms for Personal Use can also help you: settle legal disputes handle personal finances hire household help deal with spammers and telemarketers and much more With Downloadable Forms: you can download and customize all of the agreements, checklists, and other forms in this book (details inside).

101 Law Forms for Personal Use

by Editors Of Nolo

101 Law Forms for Personal Use gives you forms and step by step instructions to cover the legal issues you're most likely to face every day. . bills of sale for buying and selling personal property . promissory notes for lending and borrowing money . a basic will form and general power of attorney form . contracts for in home child care . authorizations for when your children are in the care of others . releases to settle disputes . powers of attorney . contracts for home repair and remodeling . and much, much more This edition is completely updated for accuracy and ease of use, and now provides a power of attorney for real estate, security agreement and identify theft worksheet. With Downloadable Forms

101 Law Forms for Personal Use

by Nolo Editors

Reliable legal forms for common personal and family transactions At one time or another, we all need to get an agreement in writing. But where to start? 101 Law Forms for Personal Use makes it easy to create legal agreements and organize essential information. The plain-English instructions will help you: Sell personal property: All the agreements you need to sell a motor vehicle, boat or other valuable property. Delegate authority: Create temporary guardianship of a child, pet care agreements, limited powers of attorney and other essential documents. Plan your estate: Make a simple will and use worksheets to track beneficiaries and assets. Rent out a place to live: Use the rental application, move-in letter, checklist, notice of needed repairs and other forms. Borrow or lend money: Prepare a solid legal contract (promissory note). Included are five forms--one for every common borrowing/lending situation. Buy a house: Run the numbers with a financial statement, and then use the house comparison worksheet, moving checklist and other forms. 101 Law Forms for Personal Use can also help you: settle legal disputes deal with junk mail and telemarketers handle personal finances hire household help and much more This new edition is completely updated for accuracy and ease of use, including reviewed and updated forms, instructions and resources.

101 Law Forms for Personal Use

by Robin Leonard J.D.

The forms you need to protect your family, your assets and yourself. Use the law to your advantage. 101 Law Forms for Personal Use gives you all the forms you'll need with step-by-step instructions to cover the legal issues you're most likely to face every day. Available as tear-outs and on CD-ROM, the forms include: bills of sale for buying and selling personal property promissory notes for lending and borrowing money a basic will form and general power of attorney form contracts for in-home child care authorizations for when your children are in the care of others releases to settle disputes notices for dealing with telemarketers contracts for home repair and remodeling and much, much more The 8th edition is completely updated for accuracy and ease of use, and now provides a power of attorney for real estate, security agreement and identify-theft worksheet.

101 Quantum Questions: What You Need To Know About The World You Can't See

by Kenneth William Ford

This reader-friendly, richly illustrated book provides an engaging overview of quantum physics, from "big ideas" like probability and uncertainty and conservation laws to the behavior of quarks and photons and neutrinos, and on to explanations of how a laser works and why black holes evaporate.

101 Reasons to Vote against Hillary

by Wilson Casey

101 REASONS TO VOTE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTONHillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy is one of the most talked about issues of the 2016 elections. As a former Senator, First Lady, and Secretary of State, she continues to be a controversial figure and is larger known as someone who will lead the country with a backhanded agenda of "my way or no way.” 101 Reasons Not to Vote for Hillary Clinton will help readers understand why Clinton’s uncompromising character and experience do not make her a strong presidential candidate, such as:Americans don’t need another Clinton in the White House after the Bill Clinton scandal.Simply put, she seems "cold”.Clinton voted for the war in Iraq.She was once a republican, now she’s a democrat who is considered a centrist by members of her own party.And much more.101 Reasons Not to Vote for Hillary Clinton will bring a fresh and concise perspective on Clinton’s candidacy during the elections.

101 Reasons to Vote for Hillary

by Wilson Casey

101 REASONS TO VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTONAs the 2016 elections approach, Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy is one of the hottest topics among voters and the media. Clinton has worn many hats in congress and is a well-respected leader--voters consider her one of the best female candidates for the president’s seat in history. She does not succumb to pressure and has the experience this country has been longing for. 101 Reasons to Vote for Hillary Clinton will help readers understand why Clinton’s backbone and relationship with America make her a perfect presidential candidate including:The US would have its First Female President.Clinton supports policies implemented by the previous administration like Affordable Care Act.She is a highly experienced: a former Senator, Secretary of State, and First Lady.Clinton is pro-choice and pro-environment.101 Reasons to Vote for Hillary Clinton will make decision-making at the 2016 elections easy and meaningful.101 REASONS TO VOTE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTONHillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy is one of the most talked about issues of the 2016 elections. As a former Senator, First Lady, and Secretary of State, she continues to be a controversial figure and is larger known as someone who will lead the country with a backhanded agenda of "my way or no way.” 101 Reasons Not to Vote for Hillary Clinton will help readers understand why Clinton’s uncompromising character and experience do not make her a strong presidential candidate, such as:Americans don’t need another Clinton in the White House after the Bill Clinton scandal.Simply put, she seems "cold”.Clinton voted for the war in Iraq.She was once a republican, now she’s a democrat who is considered a centrist by members of her own party.And much more.101 Reasons Not to Vote for Hillary Clinton will bring a fresh and concise perspective on Clinton’s candidacy during the elections.

101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems: A Guide to Progressive Discipline and Termination

by Paul Falcone

Managers may dread dealing with performance problems, but this sanity-saving guide by HR expert Paul Falcone is here to help. Revised to reflect the latest developments in employment law, the third edition of 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems explains the disciplinary process and provides ready-to-use documents that eliminate the stress and second-guessing about what to do and say. These expertly crafted, easily customizable write-ups address:AbsenteeismInsubordinationSexual harassmentDrug or alcohol abuseSubstandard workEmail and phone misuseTeamwork issuesManagerial misconductConfidentiality breachesSocial media abuseAnd moreWith a focus on getting employees back on track, each sample document includes an incident description, a performance improvement plan, outcomes and consequences, and a section for employee rebuttal.Whether you’re addressing an initial infraction or handling termination-worthy transgressions, this trusted resource ensures every encounter remains clear, fair, and—most importantly—legal.

101 Things I Learned® in Law School (101 Things I Learned)

by Matthew Frederick Vibeke Norgaard Martin

A provocative, accessible, and cleverly illustrated guide to legal principles and practice, by a law instructor and internationally experienced attorneyThis might be the most useful book law students ever read. Not because it contains the details of case law, but because it teaches them how to think like a lawyer. From the fundamentals of effective argument to the principles, structures, and assumptions underlying our legal system, 101 Things I Learned in Law School makes the impenetrable clear and the complex understandable. Illustrated lessons summarize landmark cases and illuminate a fascinating range of questions, including: * What is the difference between honesty and truthfulness? * Why is circumstantial evidence often better than direct evidence? * How does one find the proper sources to substantiate a legal argument? * Why do states deliberately pass unconstitutional laws? * How can testimony from a hostile witness be helpful?Written by an internationally experienced attorney and law instructor, 101 Things I Learned in Law School is a concise, highly readable resource for law students, graduates, professionals, and anyone else fascinated--or confused--by our legal system.

110 Keywords Wirtschaftsethik

by Oliver Bendel Nick Lin-Hi Andreas Suchanek

Von Aktivist über Nachhaltigkeit bis zu Zensur: Im Kontext der Wirtschaftsethik gibt es unzählige Fachtermini und Abkürzungen. Das vorliegende Nachschlagewerk eignet sich für den ersten schnellen Überblick. In 110 übersichtlichen Schlüsselbegriffen werden die Grundlagen erläutert. Die Erklärungen sind kompakt und verständlich formuliert und bieten Basiswissen für alle, die einen schnellen Einstieg in das Thema Wirtschaftsethik suchen, einzelne Begriffe nachschlagen oder ihr vorhandenes Wissen auffrischen möchten.

112 vragen over de zorgverzekeringswet: Alles wat huisartsen moeten weten

by Christine Beerepoot Henriëtte van der Horst

Dit boek geeft antwoord op  de meest gestelde vragen rondom de zorgverzekeringswet in de huisartsenpraktijk. Het gaat in op de laatste ontwikkelingen in de wet- en regelgeving. De vragen over de zorgverzekering worden vaak in de huisartsenpraktijk gesteld. Ondanks de goede inburgering van de zorgverzekering in Nederland. Omdat de huisarts het eerste aanspreekpunt is voor vragen over gezondheid en ziekte. Vragen zoals: · Welke zorg valt onder het basispakket? · Wat gebeurt er als de nominale premie niet wordt betaald? · Wat is de hoogte van het verplicht eigen risico? · Valt huisartsenzorg of medisch specialistische zorg onder het verplicht eigen risico? Maar ook meer complexe vragen over geschillen en bevoegde instanties en de regeling voor gemoedsbezwaarden komen aan bod.   Jaarlijks vinden er aanpassingen en verbeteringen plaats in de zorgverzekering. Denk daarbij aan de wijzigingen in het basispakket of indexering van eigen betalingen of het eigen risico. In 2015 is de stelselwijziging van de langdurige zorg ingevoerd. Dit heeft geleid tot pakketwijzigingen in de zorgverzekering. De nieuwe Wet langdurige zorg is ingevoerd alsmede de Jeugdwet en de Wet maatschappelijke ondersteuning.   Ook wordt er uitgebreid stilgestaan bij de actuele ontwikkelingen in de huisartsenpraktijk. Zoals de intrede van de praktijkondersteuners somatiek en GGZ in de huisartsenpraktijk. Daarnaast wordt aandacht besteed aan de vergoedingenstructuur voor de huisarts die sinds 2015 grondig is herzien. Steeds meer  asielzoekers of illegalen bezoeken de huisarts. Welke vergoedingen zijn dan van toepassing?   112 Vragen over de Zorgverzekeringswet is een praktisch vraag- en antwoordboek voor de huisarts over de zorgverzekeringswet in de huisartsenpraktijk.  

12 Months to Live: Jane Smith has a year to live, unless they kill her first

by James Patterson Mike Lupica

&“Patterson and Lupica make a great team&” (Carl Hiaasen) who get &“deep into the lives of strong women&” (Louise Penny) and Jane Smith is their greatest creation—a badass lawyer with a year to live. &“Jane Smith is the best character we&’ve ever created. Bar none.&” —James Patterson and Mike Lupica Tough-as-nails criminal defense attorney Jane Smith is hip-deep in the murder trial of the century. Actually, her charmless client might&’ve committed several murders. She&’s also fallen in love with a wonderful guy. And an equally wonderful dog, a mutt. But Jane doesn&’t have much time. She&’s just received a terminal diagnosis giving her twelve months. Unless she&’s murdered before her expiration date.

12 Who Don't Agree: The Battle for Freedom in Putin's Russia

by Valery Panyushkin

&“Portraits of a group of mostly young Muscovites . . . Some of [Panyushkin&’s] sketches are political fables of inspiring selflessness and courage&” (Star Tribune). In Twelve Who Don&’t Agree, journalist Valery Panyushkin profiles twelve Russians from across the country&’s social spectrum, including: a politician, a journalist, an army officer, an author, a bank manager, a laborer, and a university student. Despite varied backgrounds, they all have one thing in common: participation in 2007&’s historic March of the Dissidents. Though each of these men and women had personal reasons for joining the demonstration, they shared a belief that the government of Vladimir Putin was betraying the promise of Russia&’s future. Risking the threats and violent retaliation inflicted upon Russian journalists who dare to question the powers that be, Panyushkin boldly illuminates the lives and convictions of these twelve men and women. Their stories reveal how a growing commitment to human rights, equality, the principals of decency and fairness can transform one into a dissident in the eyes of a ruling class that does not value those same principles. And in today&’s Russia the dissidents&’ journey is one from which there is often no return. &“Panyushkin reveals a great deal about post-Soviet Russia and the kinds of constraints on freedom that most citizens still live with and try to work around. . . . [He] writes in vivid tableaux.&” —Los Angeles Times &“His compassionate yet candid outlook lends poignancy to individual portraits, with inflections of wisdom and occasional humor. Remaining defiant in the face of oppression, it is a testament to Panyushkin&’s talent that the plight of those involved is what ultimately resonates.&” —Publishers Weekly

The 13 Key Performance Indicators for Highly Effective Teams

by Allam Ahmed George Siantonas Nicholas Siantonas

An organisation's most important asset is its people. And critical to an organisation's success is the extent to which its people interact effectively – both with each other as team members and with the wider organisation. This is why managing teams has become a key area for a growing number of organisations around the world. While many organisations are world-class at managing their materials and machinery, they fall short in managing the human side of their activities.This book outlines the challenges faced by both team leaders and team members in 21st-century workplaces. It proposes 13 key performance or "team health" indicators for highly effective teams based on research data collected from a large range of industry sectors, team sizes and organisations in the UK. It contributes to the understanding of the nature and functioning of team cohesiveness by describing teamwork as a multi-component variable and identifying the factors that impact on teams and the implications of teamwork for organisations.The book sets out to aid organisations by introducing a Team Performance Diagnostic (TPD) tool. The TPD enables organisations to gain an accurate and detailed insight into the real-time performance of their teams, helps team managers to understand the underlying 'people' issues within the team and how to reach higher levels of team performance quickly. The TPD has been widely used in major multinationals and the UK public sector to pinpoint hard-to-find opportunities to achieve rapid improvements.The research suggests that the use of TPD contributes to more free-flowing feedback both within the team and in the organisation as a whole, and that successful teams are indicative of a healthy organisational culture.This book is an essential guide for senior managers and policy-makers dealing with team effectiveness, and will be highly useful for students of business and management.

13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

by Paul Elie Mario Marazziti

Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries. It is a tool of "justice" that disproportionality affects religious, social, and racial minorities. It is a sanction that cannot be fixed if unjustly applied. Yet the United States--along with countries notorious for human rights abuse--remains an advocate for the death penalty. In these thirteen pieces, Mario Marazziti exposes the profound inhumanity and irrationality of the death penalty in this country, and urges us to join virtually every other industrialized democracy in rendering capital punishment an abandoned practice belonging to a crueler time in human history. A polemical book, yes, yet one that brings together a wide range of stories to compel the heart as well the mind.From the Hardcover edition.

14th WCEAM Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering)

by Adolfo Crespo Márquez Dragan Komljenovic Joe Amadi-Echendu

This book gathers selected peer-reviewed papers from the 14th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), which was held in Singapore on 28–31 July 2019, as well as papers presented during the 1st WCEAMOnline event which focused on the ramifications of Covid-19 on infrastructure systems.This book covers a wide range of topics in engineering asset management, including:asset management services provisioning;servitization;decision-making;asset management systems;industrial Internet of things; andvulnerability and resilience of infrastructure systems. The breadth and depth of these state-of-the-art, comprehensive proceedings make them an excellent resource for asset management practitioners, researchers and academics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

150 Jahre Gesetzgebung in Deutschland: Entwicklungen des Gesetzgebungsverfahrens von der konstitutionellen Monarchie 1871 bis zur parlamentarischen Demokratie 2021

by Martin H. Möllers

Dieses Buch erläutert die verfassungsmäßige Ausgestaltung der Gesetzgebungsverfahren im Kaiserreich, in der Weimarer Republik und in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Zusammenhang. Dadurch wird nachvollziehbar, dass die Gesetzgebung der heutigen parlamentarischen Demokratie ihre Basis bereits in der konstitutionellen Monarchie des Deutschen Kaiserreichs vor 150 Jahren hat. Obwohl das Verfahren der Gesetzgebung im Kaiserreich vordemokratisch ausgestaltet war, sind ihre wesentlichen Merkmale bis heute unverändert. Welche Änderungen die Gesetzgebungsverfahren von Verfassung zu Verfassung im Einzelnen erfuhren, analysiert das Buch und stellt heraus, dass diese Änderungen vor allem das Bund-Länder-Verhältnis, die Volkssouveränität sowie den Einfluss der Grundrechte auf die Gesetzgebung betrafen. Dabei kommen auch Auffassungen der Staatsrechtslehre früherer Zeiten zur Rechtsstaatlichkeit zur Sprache, die immer noch zum derzeitigen Meinungsspektrum zählen, heute jedoch nicht mehr zu halten sind. Zudem dokumentiert das Buch, wer an den Gesetzgebungsverfahren offiziell und wer faktisch beteiligt war bzw. noch ist und welche politischen Einflussnahmen auf die Gesetzgebung im Lauf der Geschichte festzustellen sind. So wird u.a. dokumentiert, dass insbesondere der Mangel an Transparenz der Zusammenarbeit von Exekutive und Legislative mit Lobbyisten dazu führt, dass viele Gesetze einzelne Bevölkerungsgruppen oder Wirtschaftszweige bevorzugen.

15th WCEAM Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering)

by João Onofre Pereira Pinto Marcio Luiz Magri Kimpara Renata Rezende Reis Turuna Seecharan Belle R. Upadhyaya Joe Amadi-Echendu

This book gathers selected peer-reviewed papers from the 15th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), which was hosted by The Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul Campo Grande, Brazil, from 15–-18 August 2021This book covers a wide range of topics in engineering asset management, including: strategy and standards;sustainability and resiliency;servitisation and Industry 4.0 business models;asset information systems; andasset management decision-making. The breadth and depth of these state-of-the-art, comprehensive proceedings make them an excellent resource for asset management practitioners, researchers, and academics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

16 Souls

by John J. Nance

A pilot&’s emergency maneuver lands him in court in this thriller by a New York Times–bestselling author who &“knows how to keep his readers turning pages.&” —Booklist On takeoff from Denver during a winter blizzard, an airliner piloted by veteran Captain Marty Mitchell overruns a commuter plane from behind. Bizarrely, the fuselage of the smaller aircraft is tenuously wedged onto the wing of his Boeing 757, leading Mitchell to an impossible life-or-death choice. Mitchell&’s decision will land the former military pilot in the crosshairs of a viciously ambitious district attorney determined to send him to prison for doing his job. Despondent and deeply wounded by what he sees as betrayal by the system, Mitchell at first refuses to defend himself or even assist the corporate lawyer forced to represent him. Pitted against the prosecutorial prowess of a DA using Mitchell&’s case to audition for a political appointment is young defense attorney Judith Winston. Her lack of experience in criminal cases could mean the end of Mitchell&’s freedom, if he doesn&’t end his own life first. But like the pilot she represents, she will not give up in the face of devastating odds—and she&’s growing ever more determined to expose the corruption behind his personal nightmare . . . &“King of the modern-day aviation thriller.&” —Publishers Weekly &“In the air, or in a courtroom, nobody writes a better thriller than John J. Nance.&” —Steve Jackson, New York Times–bestselling author

16th WCEAM Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering)

by Adolfo Crespo Márquez Juan Francisco Gómez Fernández Vicente González-Prida Díaz Joe Amadi-Echendu

This book gathers selected peer-reviewed papers from the 16th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), held in Seville from 5–7 October 2022. This book covers a wide range of topics in Engineering Asset Management, including: Asset management and decision support system Industry 4.0 tools and its impact on asset management Monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics for smart maintenance Asset life cycle management Asset management in the industrial sector Human dimensions and asset management performance Infrastructure Asset management Asset condition, risk, resilience, and vulnerability assessments Asset operations and maintenance strategies Reliability and resilience engineering Applications of international and local guidelines and standards The breadth and depth of this state-of-the-art, comprehensive proceedings make it an excellent resource for asset management practitioners, researchers and academics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

17 minutos: Entrevista con el dictador

by Jorge Ramos Ávalos

El libro sobre cómo el autor desenmascaró a Maduro ante las cámaras: con todo lo que ocurrió antes y después. El 25 de febrero de 2019, apoyado por su equipo de Univisión, Jorge Ramos realizó una entrevista al dictador de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. Preparada minuciosamente, pasado el primer cuarto de hora, y luego de evidenciar su disgusto por el severo cuestionamiento del periodista (fiel a su compromiso de confrontar a los poderosos), el entrevistado la dio por terminada abruptamente. Se producía así un tremendo acto de censura que implicó confiscar el equipo de grabación, la detención del periodista y finalmente su deportación. Con un estilo directo y crítico, Jorge narra los recovecos de esta peligrosa experiencia periodística que tuvo repercusión mundial, incluyendo lo que hizo para no ser encarcelado, salvar a sus colaboradores y recuperar, tiempo después, la entrevista requisada.

18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

by Bruce Goldfarb

For most of human history, sudden and unexpected deaths of a suspicious nature, when they were investigated at all, were examined by lay persons without any formal training. People often got away with murder. Modern forensic investigation originates with Frances Glessner Lee - a pivotal figure in police science.'Disturbing dioramas created by an American millionairess revolutionised the art of modern forensics.' DAILY TELEGRAPH Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962), born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family, was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity. Yet she became the mother of modern forensics and was instrumental in elevating homicide investigation to a scientific discipline. Frances Glessner Lee learned forensic science under the tutelage of pioneering medical examiner Magrath - he told her about his cases, gave her access to the autopsy room to observe post-mortems and taught her about poisons and patterns of injury. A voracious reader too, Lee acquired and read books on criminology and forensic science - eventually establishing the largest library of legal medicine. Lee went on to create The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death - a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas depicting the facts of actual cases in exquisitely detailed miniature - and perhaps the thing she is most famous for. Celebrated by artists, miniaturists and scientists, the Nutshell Studies are a singularly unusual collection. They were first used as a teaching tool in homicide seminars at Harvard Medical School in the 1930s, and then in 1945 the homicide seminar for police detectives that is the longest-running and still the highest-regarded training of its kind in America. Both of which were established by the pioneering Lee.In 18 Tiny Deaths, Bruce Goldfarb weaves Lee's remarkable story with the advances in forensics made in her lifetime to tell the tale of the birth of modern forensics.

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