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European Criminal Law

by Kai Ambos

Since their creation, the European Union and the Council of Europe have worked to harmonise the justice systems of their member states. This project has been met with a series of challenges. European Criminal Law offers a compelling insight into the development and functions of European criminal law. It tracks the historical development of European criminal law, offering a detailed critical analysis of the criminal justice systems responsible for its implementation. While the rapid expansion and transnationalisation of criminal law is a necessary response to the growing numbers of free movement of persons and goods, it has serious implications for the rights of European citizens and needs to be balanced with rights protections. With its close analysis of secondary legislation and reliance on a wide variety of original sources, this book provides a thorough understanding of European Criminal Law and the institutions involved.

Management des Schwerverletzten

by Hans-Christoph Pape Frank Hildebrand Steffen Ruchholtz

Dieses Buch thematisiert das gesamte Spektrum des Managements polytraumatisierter Patienten. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt auf der Praxis:Die standardisierte Erstversorgung im Schockraum (ABCD-Schema) und die Schockraumversorgung nach dem Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).Die aktuellen Standards in der Notfalldiagnostik.Die Akutversorgung in den ersten Stunden (OP-Timing anhand von Kriterien des Damage Control und Safe definitive Surgery): Schädel-Hirn-Trauma, Stammverletzungen von Thorax, Abdomen, Becken, Wirbelsäule, obere Extremität, untere Extremität und die Besonderheiten von offenen Verletzungen und urologischen Begleitverletzungen.Die intensivmedizinische Versorgung und das Management von Komplikationen, die in dieser Phase auftreten können.Darüber hinaus werden wichtige allgemeine Aspekte wie das Traumanetzwerk der DGU, das berufsgenossenschaftliche Heilverfahren und die Scoringsysteme zur Einschätzung und Prognose schwer traumatisierter Patienten vorgestellt. Die Darstellungen von Präklinik (Erstmaßnahmen des Notarztes) und Outcome (PTS, Depressionen…) runden das Werk ab.Damit ist das Buch ideal als systematische Einführung oder als Nachschlagewerk für alle Mediziner, die an der Versorgung polytraumatisierter Patienten beteiligt sind.

Cambridge Companions to Literature: The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

by Weinstock Jeffrey Andrew

The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic offers an accessible overview to both the breadth and depth of the American Gothic tradition. This subgenre features works from many of America's best-known authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Henry James, Edith Wharton, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor. Authored by leading experts in the field, the introduction and sixteen chapters explore the American Gothic chronologically, in relation to different social groups, in connection with different geographic regions, and in different media, including children's literature, poetry, drama, film, television, and gaming. This Companion provides a rich and thorough analysis of the American Gothic tradition from a twenty-first-century standpoint, and will be a key resource undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers interested in this topic.

Chemistry of Polymeric Metal Chelates

by Gulzhian I. Dzhardimalieva Igor E. Uflyand

This book deals with the chemistry of polymeric metal chelates. The main results and the production and chemical structure of polymers with chelate units as well as the specificity of metal complex binding of different structure are presented here. This book also reveals the transformations which components undergo in the course of chelation. Special attention is paid not only to synthetic but also to natural (including living) systems. The usage of polymeric metal chelates and their development are examined. The related research was performed for chelates with chain structure. This book is useful to researchers being active in synthesis and design of macromolecular metal chelates

Faith and Politics in Iran, Israel and the Islamic State: Theologies of the Real

by Goldberg Ori

Religious faith has been gaining in reach and influence throughout global politics over the last three decades, most prominently in the Middle East, and theologies of this nature are based on the understanding that faith in God is to be based, primarily and predominantly, on the realness of God's presence. The West, accustomed to its own discussion on religion and politics emphasising democracy and individual freedoms, has been at a loss to explain and engage these rising religious polities. Through an innovative approach to the role of faith in politics, Faith and Politics in Iran, Israel, and the Islamic State considers political theologies of the real formulated during the twentieth century and proposes that, while religion in the West has been committed to absolutist vision, these theologies have drawn their strength from a commitment to their concrete, divinely infused reality.

Planetary Ring Systems: Properties, Structure, And Evolution (Cambridge Planetary Science #19)

by Carl D. Murray Matthew S. Tiscareno

Planetary rings are among the most intriguing structures of our solar system and have fascinated generations of astronomers. <P><P>Collating emerging knowledge in the field, this volume reviews our current understanding of ring systems with reference to the rings of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and more. Written by leading experts, the history of ring research and the basics of ring–particle orbits is followed by a review of the known planetary ring systems. <P>All aspects of ring system science are described in detail, including specific dynamical processes, types of structures, thermal properties and their origins, and investigations using computer simulations and laboratory experiments. The concluding chapters discuss the prospects of future missions to planetary rings, the ways in which ring science informs and is informed by the study of other astrophysical disks, and a perspective on the field's future. <P>Researchers of all levels will benefit from this thorough and engaging presentation.<P>The first new comprehensive reference on planetary ring systems since the 1980s.<P> The volume is written by leading experts keen to engage readers with lively accounts of their research.<P> Covers the key concepts across planetary ring science with no assumptions of prior knowledge, providing an ideal resource for newcomers to the field.

Savage Alliance (The Nickie Savage Series #5)

by R. T. Wolfe

Duncan has finally found his life's purpose—rescue trafficked children—while Detective Nickie Savage still seeks closure.In Lima, Peru, following a lead discovered on a mole's computer, Nickie and Duncan are undercover as traffickers. The plan: infiltrate the compound. Rescue the children. Blow the place up.Then Nickie goes radio silent. Recognized by the man who abducted her as a child, she's once again in his hands. And this time, escape is not an option.THE NICKIE SAVAGE SERIES, in orderSavage EchoesSavage DeceptionSavage RendezvousSavage DisclosureSavage BetrayalSavage AllianceTHE BLACK CREEK SERIES, in orderBlack Creek BurningFlying in ShadowsDark Vengeance

Savage Betrayal (The Nickie Savage Series #4)

by R. T. Wolfe

Detective Nickie Savage pins the trafficker who abducted her as a child.The child trafficking crime ring Detective Nickie Savage is chasing--the one responsible for her own childhood abduction--is growing.The traffickers have infiltrated the police department, the FBI and even her home, steeling Nickie's resolve to find the abducted girls and take down the crime ring once and for all.But discovering the King Pin's identity, the very person who sold her into slavery, just might bring Detective Nickie Savage to her knees.THE NICKIE SAVAGE SERIES, in orderSavage EchoesSavage DeceptionSavage RendezvousSavage DisclosureSavage BetrayalSavage AllianceTHE BLACK CREEK SERIES, in orderBlack Creek BurningFlying in ShadowsDark Vengeance

Restless Souls (Haunting Hearts Series #1)

by Rachel Wilson

Montana native Penelope Potter is in England for the first time to attend the nuptials of Arthur Collingsworth--her brother Harry's best friend--whom Penelope met on his trip out West.While harboring romantic feelings for Art, Penelope knows he must marry the woman his family has chosen--the well-bred and moneyed Miss Juliette Griffin.Then Harry begins behaving like a wild and wooly Western character after drinking corn liquor Arthur purchased while in New Mexico.Art offers Penelope his every assistance, and together they discover the spirit of Chester Pease, who's about to teach them about the power of true love. But can Penelope and Art convince Chester to leave Harry, before Harry is forever lost?REVIEWS"Light and lively... thoroughly enjoyable." ~Maudeen WachsmithHAUNTING HEARTS SERIES, in orderRestless SoulsHeaven's PromiseBittersweet SummerSpirit of Love

The Cat Came Back: Cozy Animal Mysteries (The 9 Lives Cozy Mystery Series #1)

by Louise Clark

Stormy the Cat, rescued by journalist Quinn Armstrong, is not what he seems.Young mother Christy Jamieson just learned her husband, Frank, embezzled his trust fund, sold their Vancouver mansion, and ran off with a socialite. Worse, Frank's trustees are telling Christy to let them handle it. But they aren't doing anything, and Frank's enemies are coming after her and her daughter.Desperate to find Frank and fend off his enemies, Christy asks Quinn for help. His price: the dirt on Frank. But the closer Christy and Quinn get to the dangerous truth, the more convinced they become that only the one who knows where Frank is at, is Stormy the Cat.THE 9 LIVES COZY MYSTERY SERIES, in orderThe Cat Came BackThe Cat's Paw

Highland Bride (Scottish Fire Series #3)

by Colleen French

To unite their clans, Kara Gordon is bound by a marriage contract to the McKie family. But when her intended dies in a bloody mountain skirmish, she is forced to marry his heir and younger brother, Henry, a mere twelve-year-old boy. Fearing their union--and its consummation--Kara is relieved that the new earl is more in need of a mother's care than a lover's touch.Yet one man longs for Kara's caress--Henry's advisor, protector, and half-brother--Ian. As Ian's attraction to Kara dares to flame into scandalous desire, enemies inside and outside the castle fight to remove Henry from the throne--by any means necessary.But Kara, who has never once known the love of another, cannot deny her fiery passions. Only Ian's undying devotion can embolden her to face the future--one that may destroy everyone she holds dear.SCOTTISH FIRE SERIES, in orderHighland LadyHighland LordHighland BrideAWARDS:Delaware Diamond Award for Literary ExcellenceP.E.A.R.L. Award

International Tax Policy: Between Competition and Cooperation (Cambridge Tax Law Series)

by Tsilly Dagan

Bringing a unique voice to international taxation, this book argues against the conventional support of multilateral co-operation in favour of structured competition as a way to promote both justice and efficiency in international tax policy. Tsilly Dagan analyses international taxation as a decentralised market, where governments have increasingly become strategic actors. While many of the challenges of the current international tax regime derive from this decentralised competitive structure, Dagan argues that curtailing competition through centralisation is not necessarily the answer. Conversely, competition - if properly calibrated and notwithstanding its dubious reputation - is conducive, rather than detrimental, to both efficiency and global justice. International Tax Policy begins with the basic normative goals of income taxation, explaining how competition transforms them and analysing the strategic game states play on the bilateral and multilateral level. It then considers the costs and benefits of co-operation and competition in terms of efficiency and justice. A non-technical account of tax policy in an increasingly globalised era appealing to those interested in international tax law and related issues. A theoretical analysis of international tax policy that provides a necessary foundation for current debates on substantial changes in international tax policy. Offers an integrated multidisciplinary framework for evaluating competing international tax regimes in a global setting.

Topics in Computational Number Theory Inspired by Peter L. Montgomery

by Joppe W. Bos

Peter L. Montgomery has made significant contributions to computational number theory, introducing many basic tools such as Montgomery multiplication, Montgomery simultaneous inversion, Montgomery curves, and the Montgomery ladder. This book features state-of-the-art research in computational number theory related to Montgomery's work and its impact on computational efficiency and cryptography. Topics cover a wide range of topics such as Montgomery multiplication for both hardware and software implementations; Montgomery curves and twisted Edwards curves as proposed in the latest standards for elliptic curve cryptography; and cryptographic pairings. This book provides a comprehensive overview of integer factorization techniques, including dedicated chapters on polynomial selection, the block Lanczos method, and the FFT extension for algebraic-group factorization algorithms. Graduate students and researchers in applied number theory and cryptography will benefit from this survey of Montgomery's work.

Rome and the Third Macedonian War

by Burton Paul J.

This is the first full-length study of the final war between Rome and the ancient Macedonian monarchy and its last king, Perseus. The Roman victory at the Battle of Pydna in June 168 BC was followed by the abolition of the kingdom of Macedon - the cradle of Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Antigonid monarchs who followed. The first historian of Rome's rise to world power, and a contemporary of the war, Polybius of Megalopolis, recognized the significance of these events in making Rome an almost global power beyond compare - a sole superpower, in other words. Yet Roman authority did not lack challenges from lesser states and insurgents in the decades that followed. The book's meticulous documentation, close analysis, and engagement in scholarly controversy will appeal to academics and students, while general readers will appreciate its brisk narrative style and pacing.

Radiogenic Isotope Geology (3rd Edition)

by Alan P. Dickin

Modern isotope geochemistry is a rapidly expanding field that has a part to play in a broad range of earth and planetary sciences - from extra-solar system processes to environmental geoscience. this new edition of a popular textbook is completely updated and places more emphasis on the uses of radiogenic isotopes in environmental earth science. The author reviews the field of radiogenic isotope geology in a concise and visual manner to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject and its wide variety of applications. For each technique, current ideas are presented in their historical context to allow the reader to understand the development of the theory. The latest ideas and methods, classic papers and case studies all come under scrutiny within this book. An accessible introduction for scientists from other disciplines and an important reference for students and researchers working in isotope geology.

Eigenvalues, Multiplicities and Graphs (Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics #211)

by Charles R. Johnson Carlos M. Saiago

The arrangement of nonzero entries of a matrix, described by the graph of the matrix, limits the possible geometric multiplicities of the eigenvalues, which are far more limited by this information than algebraic multiplicities or the numerical values of the eigenvalues.<P><P> This book gives a unified development of how the graph of a symmetric matrix influences the possible multiplicities of its eigenvalues. While the theory is richest in cases where the graph is a tree, work on eigenvalues, multiplicities and graphs has provided the opportunity to identify which ideas have analogs for non-trees, and those for which trees are essential. It gathers and organizes the fundamental ideas to allow students and researchers to easily access and investigate the many interesting questions in the subject.

Highland Lord (Scottish Fire Series #2)

by Colleen French

Anne--the illegitimate daughter of Scotland's king, Robert the Bruce--awaits her betrothal as a ward of the Forrests of Rancoff Castle. Then Tor Henneson--a towering Viking warrior full of hell and fury--storms the keep, demanding his due from Rancoff, the father who abandoned him.Yet it is feisty Anne who confronts Tor's deepest desires with her own. But now she must make a harrowing choice between duty... and a love that is destiny.SCOTTISH FIRE SRIES, in orderHighland LadyHighland LordHighland BrideAWARDS:Delaware Diamond Award for Literary ExcellenceP.E.A.R.L. Award

Highland Lady (Scottish Fire Series #1)

by Colleen French

Elen Burnard, Lady of Dunblane, learns her sister has been kidnapped by her adversary, the Forrests of Rancoff Castle. Leading the men of Dunblane in heated pursuit, she brings home her prize: Munro Forrest, the Lord of Rancoff himself. All that remains is to barter Munro's life for her sister's safe return... and ignore the unexpected emotions her prisoner stirs in her heart.Munro Forrest finds his jailer as bewitching as she is beautiful, and soon it is desire, more surely than shackles, keeping him at Dunblane.But Elen and Munro are playing with fire, and in the end, longing of the soul must reconcile with duty, if both wish to stay alive.SCOTTISH FIRE SRIES, in orderHighland LadyHighland LordHighland BrideAWARDS:Delaware Diamond Award for Literary ExcellenceP.E.A.R.L. Award

Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

by Zietlow Rebecca E.

Congressman James M. Ashley, a member of the House of Representatives from 1858 to 1868, and was the main sponsor of the Thirteenth Amendment to the American Constitution, which declared the institution of slavery unconstitutional. Rebecca E. Zietlow uses Ashley's life as a unique lens through which to explore the ideological origins of Reconstruction and the constitutional changes of this era. Zietlow recounts how Ashley and his antislavery allies shared an egalitarian free labor ideology that was influenced by the political antislavery movement and the nascent labor movement - a vision that conflicted directly with the institution of slavery. Ashley's story sheds important light on the meaning and power of popular constitutionalism: how the constitution is interpreted outside of the courts and the power that citizens and their elected officials can have in enacting legal change. The book shows how Reconstruction not only expanded racial equality but also transformed the rights of workers throughout America.

Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

by Levine Robert S.

Inspired by Toni Morrison's call for an interracial approach to American literature, and by recent efforts to globalize American literary studies, Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies ranges widely in its case-study approach to canonical and non-canonical authors. Leading critic Robert S. Levine considers Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, Melville, and other nineteenth-century American writers alongside less well known African American figures such as Nathaniel Paul and Sutton Griggs. He pays close attention to racial representations and ideology in nineteenth-century American writing, while exploring the inevitable tension between the local and the global in this writing. Levine addresses transatlanticism, the Black Atlantic, citizenship, empire, temperance, climate change, black nationalism, book history, temporality, Kantian transnational aesthetics, and a number of other issues. The book also provides a compelling critical frame for understanding developments in American literary studies over the past twenty-five years.

Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity: Rome, China, Iran, And The Steppe, Ca. 250-750

by Michael Maas Nicola Di Cosmo

Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity offers an integrated picture of Rome, China, Iran, and the Steppes during a formative period of world history. <P><P>In the half millennium between 250 and 750 CE, settled empires underwent deep structural changes, while various nomadic peoples of the steppes (Huns, Avars, Turks, and others) experienced significant interactions and movements that changed their societies, cultures, and economies. <P>This was a transformational era, a time when Roman, Persian, and Chinese monarchs were mutually aware of court practices, and when Christians and Buddhists criss-crossed the Eurasian lands together with merchants and armies. It was a time of greater circulation of ideas as well as material goods. <P>This volume provides a conceptual frame for locating these developments in the same space and time. Without arguing for uniformity, it illuminates the interconnections and networks that tied countless local cultural expressions to far-reaching inter-regional ones.<P> Proposes an integrated view of Eurasia during the period ca.250–750 CE that brings together Rome, China, Iran, and the central steppe lands, allowing readers to gain a fresh approach to a coherent transformational period in world history that has not been discussed within these chronological and geographical parameters before.<P> Brings together in an innovative way two areas that are the focus of considerable current interest, late antique studies and silk road studies, offering new methodologies for integrated study.<P> Introduces the concept of 'Eurasian Late Antiquity', which is not based on the centrality of the Roman Mediterranean world, helping readers understand the commonalities, differences, and exchanges over a broad geographic area, including Rome, China, Iran, and the steppe lands between them.

Culture and Psychology: An Evolutionary Approach (Culture and Psychology)

by Ronald Fischer

Humans are complex social beings. To understand human behaviour, an integrated perspective is required - one which considers both what we regularly do (our personality traits) and what motivates us (our values). Personality, Values, Culture uses an evolutionary perspective to look at the similarities and differences in personality and values across modern societies. Integrating research on personality and human values into a functional framework that highlights their underlying compatibilities (driven by shared genetic and brain mechanisms), Fischer describes how personality is shaped by the complex interplay between genes and the environment, both over the course of human evolution and within the lifespan of individuals. He proposes a gene-culture coevolution model of personality and values to explain how and why people differ around the world and how genes, economics, social conditions, and climate jointly shape personality.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science (Cambridge Companions To Literature )

by Steven Meyer

In 1959, C. P. Snow lamented the presence of 'two cultures': the unbridgeable chasm of understanding, and knowledge between modern literature and modern science. Over the past twenty years, scholars in literature and science studies have worked diligently to interrogate relations between twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and science as radically alienated from each other. <P><P>The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science offers a roadmap to developments which have contributed to the emergence of reciprocal connections between the two areas of study. Weaving together theory and empiricism, individual chapters explore major figures - Shakespeare, Bacon, Darwin, Henry James, William James, Einstein; major genres - fiction, science fiction, poetry, dramatic works, science studies; and major theories and movements - pragmatism, critical theory, cognitive science, ecocriticism, cultural studies, affect theory, digital humanities, and empiricism. This book will be a key resource for scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students alike.<P> Offers a new understanding of literature and science that demonstrates how an entire field of study has changed in recent decades as well as what the basis of that change is.<P> Describes the extensive overlap of literature and science with science studies, showing that the former is by no means just a subfield of the latter.<P> Promotes the integration of elements in the contemporary world that are often taken to be opposed, allowing readers to understand the limitations and imprecision of frequent claims for a literature/science ('two cultures') dichotomy.

Murder Me Twice (A Detective Joe Ezell Mystery #1)

by P. J. Conn

Insurance Executive Implicated in Murder of Mysterious Woman in Murder Me Twice by P.J. ConnLos Angeles, California, 1947Joe Ezell, GI turned gumshoe, pays the bills by catching philandering husbands for rich dames wanting a divorce. Then Faye Marten darkens his door. She doesn't quite fit the bill, but she is willing to pay.A few hours later, Hal Marten, the man Faye hired him to dog, arrives asking for help. The cops believe Hal murdered his now missing wife and Hal wants him to prove his innocence.But the deeper Joe digs, the more convinced he becomes that Faye and Hal aren't who they claim to be. The only question is: can he prove it and solve the murder before another victim is knocked off?Publisher Note: The Detective Joe Ezell Mystery Series is a "clean and wholesome" read with no sex or vulgar language and will be enjoyed by readers of cozy mysteries and detective mysteries.The Detective Joe Ezell Mystery Series, in orderMurder Me TwiceStairway to MurderMurder on IceMurder on Stilettos

Savage Disclosure (The Nickie Savage Series #3)

by R. T. Wolfe

Detective Nickie Savage is on the heels of a domestic child trafficking ring--the same one responsible for her own childhood abduction.When the ringleaders repeatedly slip her grip, Nickie suspects there's a mole funneling information to an outside source and calls upon her new husband, Duncan Reed, to find the leak.But Nickie needs more than Duncan's photographic memory and computer hacking skills to get back on track. She must make peace with the ghosts of the children she left behind.THE NICKIE SAVAGE SERIES, in orderSavage EchoesSavage DeceptionSavage RendezvousSavage DisclosureSavage BetrayalSavage AllianceTHE BLACK CREEK SERIES, in orderBlack Creek BurningFlying in ShadowsDark Vengeance

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