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Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

by Jean-Frédéric Morin

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent international issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance synthesizes writing from an internationally diverse range of well-known experts. Each entry defines a central concept in global environmental governance, presents its historical evolution and related debates, and includes key bibliographical references. This new edition takes stock of several recent developments in global environmental politics including the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the UN Global Pact for the Environment attempt in 2017, and the 2018 Oceans Plastics Charter. More precisely, this book: offers cutting-edge analysis of the state of global environmental governance; presents an up-to-date debate on sustainable development at the global level; gives an in-depth exploration of current architecture of global environmental governance; examines the interaction between environmental politics and other policy fields such as trade, development, and security; provides a critical review of the recent global environmental governance literature. Innovative thinking and high-profile expertise come together to create a volume that is accessible to students, scholars, and practitioners alike.

Sovereign Evils

by Dan La Fave

Battle-scarred Marine-turned-lawyer Rod Strong suddenly finds himself entangled in unearthing a clandestine drug operation—an undertaking that leads him to discover and then strive to fulfill a prophecy revealed by legendary Chief Red Cloud on his deathbed. Woven in the rich history of the Black Hills, Sovereign Evils presents a legal suspense story that combines a Grisham novel with a Krakaue non-fiction odyssey.

Rising Hope: Inspiring Life Stories and Recipes from Luminary Bakery

by Rachel Stonehouse Kaila H. Johnson

A beautifully illustrated full-color cookbook with inspiring stories from Luminary Bakery, a social enterprise in London founded to support disadvantaged women by teaching them how to bake. Rising Hope is the cookbook from Luminary Bakery, a social enterprise founded in London to support disadvantaged women, including those who were homeless, imprisoned, or sex trafficking victims, by teaching them how to bake.The six-month training course Luminary Bakery provides for these struggling women facilitates personal and professional development – not only do they learn a trade, they are part of a safe and stable community. Some women are already great home cooks, and some have never picked up a whisk, but in all, hope begins to rise. Luminary is a safe place that builds confidence, encourages reflection and collaboration, and leaves judgement at the door.Each chapter features approximately 10 delicious recipes – from show-stopping cakes and small cakes, to desserts ad breads. Every recipe carrying a woman’s name will have a short introduction by that woman, explaining why they chose the recipe and what it means to them. Rising Hope is a chance for these survivors to share their incredible stories of courage and persistence, along with their favorite recipes. This cookbook also features gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options, as well as options for those short on resources or time.Combining delicious recipes with stirring stories from the women empowered by Luminary Bakery, Rising Hope shows how anyone, anywhere, can learn how to bake, grow as an individual, and share these experiences with those around them.

Save Steve

by Jenni Hendriks Ted Caplan

From Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan, authors of Unpregnant—now a movie streaming on HBO Max, starring Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira—comes a twist on the cancer love story that’s dark humor mixed with quirky fun. Think Dirty Rotten Scoundrels meets The Fault in Our Stars. Steve Stevenson is a jerk. That might not be a cool thing to say about someone with cancer, but it’s true. Yeah, he throws legendary parties and is the most popular guy in school, but he also loves humiliating pranks and Cardi B, and he doesn’t recycle. Worst of all, he’s dating Kaia—the girl of nice guy Cam’s dreams. But when a desperate Kaia asks Cam to help her raise money to pay for Steve’s experimental treatment, Cam offers to organize the biggest, most viral fundraising campaign. Maybe then Kaia will finally see Cam as the perfect, thoughtful, altruistic, good guy for her.But Steve’s no fool. He’s totally on to Cam’s plan. And to stop him from stealing his girlfriend, he’s going to do whatever it takes to make Cam’s life as miserable as his own. From Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan, authors of Unpregnant, comes a quirky, funny story about living up to other people’s expectations and what it really means to do the right thing.

Amelia Bedelia & Friends #4: Amelia Bedelia & Friends Paint the Town (Amelia Bedelia & Friends #4)

by Herman Parish

The fourth book in a new arc in the New York Times bestselling Amelia Bedelia chapter book series featuring young Amelia Bedelia and her friends! This chapter book is an excellent choice for children who are ready to read independently, and is terrific for building vocabulary. Includes instructions on how to make your own reusable tote bag at home!Amelia Bedelia + Good Friends = Super Fun Stories to Read and Share!Amelia Bedelia and her friends learn about recycling, upcycling, and making art in this funny story about community and friendship. With Amelia Bedelia involved, there are guaranteed to be a few funny mix-ups!A funny chapter book series about friendship, perfect for fans of Ivy + Bean and Clementine. The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since we first met the iconic character in 1963! Includes "Two Ways to Say It", Amelia Bedelia’s guide to the idioms used in the story, and instructions on how to make your own reusable tote bag. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout.Come join the fun!

Sport, Film and National Culture (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society)

by Seán Crosson

Sport and film have historically been key components of national cultures and societies. This is the first collection dedicated to examining the intersection of these popular cultural forces within specific national contexts. Covering films of all types, from Hollywood blockbusters to regional documentaries and newsreels, the book considers how filmic depictions of sport have configured and informed distinctive national cultures, societies and identities. Featuring case studies from 11 national contexts across 6 continents – including North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania – it reveals the common and contrasting approaches that have emerged within sport cinema in differing national contexts. This is fascinating and important reading for all students and researchers working in film, media, cultural studies or sport, and for broader enthusiasts of both sport and film.

Evanthia's Gift (Gift Saga #1)

by Effie Kammenou

Sophia Giannakos will settle for nothing less than the rare love her parents share. At a tender and impressionable age, she has found her soul mate in Dean, the boy she has known her whole life -- until secrets and deceptions pull them apart. No stranger to heartache, Anastacia, Sophia's mother, attempts to comfort her, without revealing ugly family truths that could haunt her daughter's future. In the year 1956, Anastacia, a former NYU student, finds herself in the challenging role of a single parent. Left with emotional wounds from a bad marriage, she is reluctant to trust and resists her growing feelings for Alexandros, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets -- ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family. The story continues in the 1970's, as their daughter attempts to negotiate between two cultures. Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, have shared a special connection since childhood. Although their desire for one another is undeniable, Dean resists her, rebelling against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage. When he can no longer fight his feelings, Dean asks Sophia to conceal their love. She hesitantly complies, until it becomes too much for her. Like her mother, Sophia loves with every fiber of her soul, leaving her shattered when Dean pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, leaving her no choice but to find a life different than the one she'd hoped for. EVANTHIA'S GIFT is a two-part multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and across two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.

Words of the Inuit: A Semantic Stroll through a Northern Culture (Contemporary Studies on the North #8)

by Louis-Jacques Dorais

"Words of the Inuit" is an important compendium of Inuit culture illustrated through Inuit words. It brings the sum of the author’s decades of experience and engagement with Inuit and Inuktitut to bear on what he fashions as an amiable, leisurely stroll through words and meanings. Inuit words are often more complex than English words and frequently contain small units of meaning that add up to convey a larger sensibility. Dorais’ lexical and semantic analyses and reconstructions are not overly technical, yet they reliably evince connections and underlying significations that allow for an in-depth reflection on the richness of Inuit linguistic and cultural heritage and identity. An appendix on the polysynthetic character of Inuit languages includes more detailed grammatical description of interest to more specialist readers. Organized thematically, the book tours the histories and meanings of the words to illuminate numerous aspects of Inuit culture, including environment and the land; animals and subsistence activities; humans and spirits; family, kinship, and naming; the human body; and socializing with other people in the contemporary world. It concludes with a reflection on the usefulness for modern Inuit—especially youth and others looking to strengthen their cultural identity —to know about the underlying meanings embedded in their language and culture. With recent reports alerting us to the declining use of the Inuit language in the North, "Words of the Inuit" is a timely contribution to understanding one of the world’s most resilient Indigenous languages.

Sequence (Second Edition)

by Arun Lakra

“Luck is like irony. Not everybody who thinks they got it, got it.” Theo has been named Time Magazine’s Luckiest Man Alive. For twenty consecutive years he has successfully bet double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss. And he’s getting ready to risk millions on the twenty-first when he is confronted by Cynthia, a young woman who claims to have figured out his mathematical secret. Stem-cell researcher and professor Dr. Guzman is on the verge of a groundbreaking discovery. She’s also learned that one of her students has defied probability to get all 150 multiple-choice questions wrong on his genetics exam, but it’s not until he shows up to her office in the middle of the night that she’s able to determine if it’s simply bad luck. The two narratives intertwine like a double helix of DNA to examine the interplay between logic and metaphysics, science and faith, luck and probability. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos. With razor-sharp wit and playful language, Sequence asks, in our lives, in our universe, and even in our stories, does order matter?

The Evolved Self: Mapping an Understanding of Who We Are (Health and Society)

by Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson

In this work the self, which is core to such concepts as self-esteem and self-actualization, is mapped using elemental units of culture called memes. To understand this self, we draw on Western philosophy, major schools of psychology, and the cross-cultural experience of the self in both collectivist and individualist cultures. With this grounding a diverse sample of eleven selves representing three genders are mapped and analyzed, grouped in the following clusters: 1) North American selves built through participation in sports; 2) selves centred on notions of North American aboriginality; 3) selves of individuals following a secular humanist paradigm; and 4) selves from China and Russia. Two methods of self-mapping are described. The results support a hypothesis that a healthy or functional self is composed of fundamental elements including constancy, volition, uniqueness, productivity, intimacy, and social interest. The application of this research and the method of self-mapping to counselling and psychotherapy are explored. A disciplinary paradigm is proposed uniting major schools of psychotherapy. This work will be of interest to philosophers, psychologists, social workers, sociologists, and all who have wondered how they come to define themselves in the ways that they do. Published in English.

Apostando al destino (Apostando al amor #Volumen 3)

by A.S. Lefebre

Llega la tercera entrega de la serie «Apostando al amor». Un amor verdadero, un pasado triste y una apuesta al destino. Elizabeth Jones, después de la desaparición de su esposo y tras encontrar una carta en donde se entera de que su familia materna la buscó por años y está en Inglaterra, decide embarcarse para buscar su destino, a su familia y a su desaparecido esposo. No solo encuentra amigos que la ayudan, sino unos ojos color esmeralda que se convierten en el amor de su vida. Eduardo Rushmore, quien había decidido no casarse nunca al menos por amor, pues quien creía que había sido el amor de su vida era feliz con su familia, una noche, en un baile de máscaras, conoce a una misteriosa dama de acento extranjero. Jura que es un ángel, y queda perdido en su mirada azul claro. Cuando Eduardo llega a creer que su nuevo título es una maldición porque todos insisten en que debe casarse y por otras situaciones más, se encuentra cara a cara con su ángel, ambos se dan cuenta de que su amor es correspondido. Pero ella guarda un secreto: está casada. ¿Podrán ganar su apuesta al destino para al fin poder estar juntos y llevar a cabo su amor?

The King of Jam Sandwiches

by Eric Walters

Thirteen-year-old Robbie leads a double life. It's just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isn't like most parents. Sometimes he wakes Robbie up in the middle of the night to talk about dying. Sometimes he just leaves without telling Robbie where he’s going. Once when Robbie was younger, he was gone for more than a week. Robbie was terrified of being left alone but even more scared of telling anyone in case he was put into foster care. No one can know. Until one day when Robbie has to show the tough new girl, Harmony, around school. Their first meeting ends horribly and she punches Robbie in the face. But eventually they come to realize that they have a lot more in common than they thought. Can Robbie's new friend be trusted to keep his secret? Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.

Swiped (Orca Currents)

by Michele Martin Bossley

Would-be detectives Trevor, Nick and Robyn are hot on the trail of a sandwich thief when they learn that more than food has been going missing at school. A valuable hockey book has been stolen from the library, and the kids worry that the librarian might lose her job if it isn't found. Who would steal a hockey book? Could it be Robyn's arch-nemesis and hockey enthusiast Cray? Or could it be Ms. Thorson, the Oiler fan teacher? The kids are determined to solve these mysteries even though their sleuthing efforts land them into trouble at every turn.

Nine Doors (Orca Currents)

by Vicki Grant

Emery's neighbor, Richard, is the kind of kid who gets under your skin. When Richard suggests a game of "Nicky Nicky Nine Doors," Emery can't come up with a good excuse not to play. Using chocolate bars as "stunt poo," the boys start playing the classic prank of the burning bag on the doorstep, but this game has a modern twist. They videotape their neighbors' reactions. The naked guy and the man in the apron are highly entertaining, but Emery starts to get cold feet when another neighbor is reduced to tears. Emery wants out, but he's not sure how to stop the game without losing face. Soon the game gets serious, and Emery has a lot more to worry about than his reputation.

Sticks and Stones (Orca Soundings)

by Beth Goobie

Jujube is thrilled when Brent asks her out. She is not so happy when the rumors start flying at school. Pretty soon her name is showing up on bathroom walls and everyone is snickering and sniping. When her mother gets involved, Jujube's reputation takes another hit. Deciding that someone has to take a stand, Jujube gathers all the other girls who are labelled sluts -- and worse -- and tries to impress on her fellow students the damage that can be done by assigning a label that reduces a person to an object.

Mirror Image (Orca Currents)

by K. L. Denman

Sable wears only black and has always felt that doom is near. Lacey wears pink and seeks beauty everywhere. A sadistic art teacher pairs Sable and Lacey together for their final project. The girls have to get to know one another and select a suitable poem for the back of each other's decorative mirror. Sable is less than thrilled at having to spend time with Lacey, who she believes to be nothing more than a brainless doll. As the project progresses, and Sable gets past her resentment, she learns some surprising truths about who Lacey really is. All of Sable's images begin to change, including the one she holds of herself.

Practical Statistics for Data Scientists: 50+ Essential Concepts Using R and Python

by Peter Bruce Andrew Bruce Peter Gedeck

Statistical methods are a key part of data science, yet few data scientists have formal statistical training. Courses and books on basic statistics rarely cover the topic from a data science perspective. The second edition of this popular guide adds comprehensive examples in Python, provides practical guidance on applying statistical methods to data science, tells you how to avoid their misuse, and gives you advice on what’s important and what’s not.Many data science resources incorporate statistical methods but lack a deeper statistical perspective. If you’re familiar with the R or Python programming languages and have some exposure to statistics, this quick reference bridges the gap in an accessible, readable format.With this book, you’ll learn:Why exploratory data analysis is a key preliminary step in data scienceHow random sampling can reduce bias and yield a higher-quality dataset, even with big dataHow the principles of experimental design yield definitive answers to questionsHow to use regression to estimate outcomes and detect anomaliesKey classification techniques for predicting which categories a record belongs toStatistical machine learning methods that "learn" from dataUnsupervised learning methods for extracting meaning from unlabeled data

Social Psychology And Human Nature

by Roy F. Baumeister Brad J. Bushman

You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 8 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 4th Edition, can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all -- the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, the new edition includes expanded coverage of social media use and loneliness, findings on mimicry, high divorce rates among attractive people, nonbinary gender theory, and prejudice and what may reduce it. After reading this book, you will have a much better understanding of people.

The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy

by David N. Gilbert M. D. Jay P. Sanford Michael S. Saag

This leading clinical is reference on treatment of infectious diseases and anti-infective drug information. Helpful in day-to-day practice and as a component of your organization's antimicrobial stewardship program, the Sanford Guide provides valuable guidance in the age of antibiotic resistance. Popular with physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians, the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy provides information that is convenient, concise, and reliable.

El búnker

by The Crazy Haacks

¡Por fin llega a Montena la serie de Hugo Haack, mejor conocido como Hache Hax! Año 2050. La Tierra tal y como la conocíamos ya no existe. Pero aún hay una persona que puede arreglar este desastre de proporciones épicas: HACHE HAX. ¿Conseguirá volver al año 2020 y evitar el apocalipsis? ¿Logrará salvar a sus hermanos? Robots, viajes en el tiempo y perros de otro planeta, ¿qué puede salir mal?


by David Quammen

«Uma obra-prima.» New York Review of Books O livro mais importante e urgente para ler neste momento «É nossa a responsabilidade pela epidemia do novo coronavírus. Pode ter começado com um morcego numa gruta, mas foi a actividade humana que a disseminou.» David Quammen Num momento em que a Humanidade perde o chão com o tremendo impacto global da pandemia de um novo coranavírus, o SARS-CoV-2, é urgente ler o livro que previu este desastre viral e que nos diz como impedir que o mesmo volte a acontecer. À medida que a globalização ganha força e que invadimos ecossistemas milenares em prol de uma expansão económica sem limites, ficamos também à mercê de infecções perigosas que nos são transmitidas pelos animais que prosperavam nos habitats que destruímos. Doenças que estavam, antes, contidas e limitadas àquele espaço passam a circular entre os humanos com consequências catastróficas, como são disso exemplo a SIDA, o Ébola, a Malária e, mais recentemente, a COVID19. Na companhia dos melhores cientistas do mundo, mergulhando nas selvas centro-africanas, grutas da China meridional e telhados do Bangladesh, passando pelos laboratórios onde se investigam vírus altamente letais sob apertadas medidas de segurança, o conceituado autor de divulgação científica David Quammen conta-nos a história dos principais vírus zoonóticos que ameaçam os humanos e deixa um aviso: temos de nos preparar para o pior. Contágio, uma história dos vírus que estão a mudar o mundo é uma narrativa apaixonante, repleta de imprevistos, hipóteses e interrogações que, hoje, a braços com a nova pandemia de SARS-CoV-2, se tornou uma urgente chamada de atenção. «Arrepiante. Um livro brilhante e devastador.» Daily Mail Os elogios da crítica: «Pertinente e assustador.»New York Times «Uma leitura compulsiva plena de aventuras, contada a partir da linha da frente da prevenção de pandemias.»Wired «Quammen é um daqueles raros jornalistas científicos que mistura exploração com um talento inédito para a síntese e para a narrativa.»Nature «David Quammen é provavelmente o meu autor de ciência preferido: amável, erudito, subestimado, divertido, profundamente humano.»New York Magazine «David Quammen é o melhor escritor de história natural. Os seus livros impressionam pela sua precisão, energia e pela sua narrativa brilhante e evocativa.»The Wall Street Journal «Deslumbrante Quammen: revela o que nos faz viver e o que nos mata com paixão, humor e conhecimento.»Daniel Arjona, El confidencial «O facto de Quammen nunca ter recebido o prémio Pulitzer é uma autêntica vergonha.»Dwight Garner, The New York Times «Contágio é uma obra-prima fascinante do jornalismo científico que se lê como um policial.»Walter Isaacson, autor de Steve Jobs «Quammen é o melhor jornalista do mundo natural.»The New York Times «Um livro assustador, mas fundamental para entender a próxima pandemia global.»Publisher's Weekly «Um livro essencial.»Booklist «O livro que me ajudou a perceber a dinâmica do que estava a acontecer.» Paolo Giordano <p style="text-a

Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist

by Peter Kam Ian Power

This book provides readers with an anaesthesia-focused alternative to general physiology textbooks. The new edition has been reorganised with the trainee anaesthesist in mind, into shorter bite-sized chapters ideal for exam revision. The content includes the physiology of all major organ systems, with specific emphasis on the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems as well as special sections on pain, aging, specific environments and obesity. Alongside the learning objectives, reflection points and a handy summary of physiological equations and tables, there is greater emphasis on clinical application in this fourth edition, with applied physiology included in almost every section.

Mathematical Topics in Fluid Mechanics: Proceedings Of The Summer Course Held In Lisbon, Portugal, September 9-13, 1991 (Pitman Research Notes In Mathematics Ser.)

by Jose Francisco Rodrigues Adelia Sequeira

This Research Note presents several contributions and mathematical studies in fluid mechanics, namely in non-Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids and on the Navier-Stokes equations in unbounded domains. It includes review of the mathematical analysis of incompressible and compressible flows and results in magnetohydrodynamic and electrohydrodynamic stability and thermoconvective flow of Boussinesq-Stefan type. These studies, along with brief communications on a variety of related topics comprise the proceedings of a summer course held in Lisbon, Portugal in 1991. Together they provide a set of comprehensive survey and advanced introduction to problems in fluid mechanics and partial differential equations.

The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit: Supervising Theatre Costume Production from First Meeting to Final Performance (The Focal Press Toolkit Series)

by Rebecca Pride

The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit explores the responsibilities of a Costume Supervisor within a theatrical, opera or dance production company. Rebecca Pride provides an insight into all manner of processes, beginning with a definition of the role, and offers explanations of the timeline from the first design meetings, leading all the way up to managing fittings and final rehearsals. This how-to guide outlines best working practices, including building a team and creating a Costume Bible, whilst also providing helpful resources such as sizing guides, a list of useful addresses, and case studies from renowned theatrical organizations.

Internal Landscapes and Foreign Bodies: Eating Disorders and Other Pathologies (Tavistock Clinic Series)

by Gianna Williams

Klein’s model of projective and introjective processes and Bion’s theory of the relationship between container and contained have become increasingly significant in much clinical work. in a highly imaginative development of these models of thought, the distinguished clinician gianna williams, one of the leading figures in the field, elucidates the psychodynamics of these processes in the context of impairment of dependent relationships and of eating disorders in both men and women. This is a timely and brilliant account of an area of psychopathology that is rapidly growing in significance.

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