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The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights (Law, Justice and Ecology)

by Joshua C. Gellers

Over the past 40 years, countries throughout the world have similarly adopted human rights related to environmental governance and protection in national constitutions. Interestingly, these countries vary widely in terms of geography, politics, history, resources, and wealth. This raises the question: why do some countries have constitutional environmental rights while others do not? Bringing together theory from law, political science, and sociology, a global statistical analysis, and a comparative study of constitutional design in South Asia, Gellers presents a comprehensive response to this important question. Moving beyond normative debates and anecdotal developments in case law, as well as efforts to describe and categorize such rights around the world, this book provides a systematic analysis of the expansion of environmental rights using social science methods and theory. The resulting theoretical framework and empirical evidence offer new insights into how domestic and international factors interact during the constitution drafting process to produce new law that is both locally relevant and globally resonant. Scholars, practitioners, and students of law, political science, and sociology interested in understanding how institutions cope with complex problems like environmental degradation and human rights violations will find this book to be essential reading.

Elementary Forms of Social Relations: Status, power and reference groups (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought)

by Theodore D. Kemper

Elementary Forms of Social Relations introduces the reader to social life as a perpetual quest by individuals to gain attention, respect and regard (status) accompanied by an effort to marshal defensive and offensive means (power) to overcome the reluctance of others to grant status. This work is based on empirical evidence from many research settings showing that status and power are the main relational modes and that to understand our own and others' social behaviour, we need to understand how status and power operate in relational conduct. The status-power and reference group approach is applied to enumerate the relatively few ways in which social interaction can occur. Chapters compare the analytic value of the concept of the self with the value of reference groups that create the self. Threads of investigation include: considering the fallacy of abandoning reference groups as sources of cultural information in favour of approaches derived from cognitive neuroscience; examining a multi-person conversation from a status-power-and-reference-group stance as against a view of the same conversation based on principles of Conversation Analysis; and asserting the universality of personal status-power interests even among national leaders to name a few. By applying the author’s main theory to a range of specific cases, the author reaffirms the importance of the social to our understanding of a variety of phenomena, including the self, cultural transmission, the conduct of leaders and economic activity. This book provides readers with transparent instances of the theory in action and thus will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in theory and social interaction.

O Ladrão De Memórias

by Cátia A. G. Fernandes Mois Benarroch

Acontece-nos a todos por vezes, quando falamos com um irmão sobre uma memória de infância e de repente ele nos diz, mas se foste tu que fizeste isso, fui eu. E isso parece normal. Mas, do que é que nos lembramos quando nos lembramos? Os estudos científicos mostram que, em menos de vinte e quatro horas, já mudámos a memória do que nos aconteceu. Talvez as nossas memórias não sejam tão nossas, são nossas em parte, em parte são os que nos contaram outros que estavam no mesmo sítio, e outras são talvez memórias de outros que, com o tempo, se vão infiltrando no nosso registo cerebral. O narrador de "O Ladrão de Memórias" não rouba memórias, no entanto sente-se um ladrão, porque tem a vocação de captar por vezes as memórias mais intimas de outras pessoas, para depois de aperceber que já não consegue diferenciar as suas memórias das dos outros. O Ladrão de Memórias é uma autografia do mundo inteiro.

Hearts and Wishes

by Shiloh Walker

At twenty-five years old, Holly should be on top of the world. Rich, pampered and adored, everything she could ever ask for is hers, any wish she makes, granted. Except for freedom—what she wants the most. Daughter of one of the most famous men in all existence—both real and imagined—she lives in near isolation, stifled by her overprotective father, slowly going out of her mind.The bright spot in her existence is training with her father’s right-hand man, Rhys, although she doubts he’s aware of her crush.When he’s sent off to deal with a rising threat in the world outside their protected land, Holly’s claustrophobic need for freedom rages out of control. After a heart-breaking betrayal and desperate for a chance at a life, she flees.Unbeknownst to Holly and nearly everybody else, that rising threat has been waiting for just this moment. If Rhys doesn’t find her soon, her wish to have a life of her own may very we ll be the death of her.This book was been previously published. It has been edited, but no new material was added.

No Prince Charming (Grimm's Circle #2)

by J. C. Daniels Shiloh Walker

Her Happy-Ever-After has been a long time coming…Grimm’s Circle, Book 2Elle spent years trying to get over her so-called Prince Charming, and she’s finally getting the hang of it. A Grimm—a guardian angel with unique gifts—she spends her nights trolling for demons and kicking ass, and lately, her days have been spent with her on-and-off-again lover, Ren, a fellow Grimm. But fate has other plans in store for Elle, plans that include Michael, the prince from her youth who broke her heart.“What do you choose…live for her? Or would you rather die?” That was the choice Michael was given all those years ago. Although he knew she’d never forgive him, when Michael was given the chance to become a Grimm, he took it. Still, he isn’t so sure Elle needs him in her life. With a lover at her side and a mission before her, Elle looks like she’s doing just fine.But the not-so-charming prince isn’t going to back off that easily…not if there’s a chance she might need him again. He’d do anything to save her. Kill for her, live for her, die for her…Warning: This dark, twisted version of Cinderella involves demons, deceit, and desire between a princess and two sexy guardian angels, both determined to win the fair Cinderella.

Hello, Stranger: My Life on the Autism Spectrum

by Karl Williams Barbara Moran

“…Insights from a time when a young person with autism grew up in a world where nobody understood them!” – Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in PicturesBarbara Moran has never known how to be good.As a child, she made strange noises, fidgeted constantly, and licked her lips until they cracked. She had “upsets” that embarrassed and frustrated her family. Worse still, she developed friendships with inanimate objects—everything from roller skates to tables to an antique refrigerator—and became obsessed with images of cathedrals.She was institutionalized, analyzed, and marginalized, cast aside as not trying hard enough to fit in.But after almost forty years, Barbara was given an answer for her inability to be like, and to connect with, other people: autism.Hello, Stranger is the story of a misunderstood life that serves as an eye-opening call for compassion. Bracingly honest, Barbara describes the profound loneliness of being abandoned and judged while also expressing her deep yearning simply to be loved and to give love.Hello, Stranger is a challenge to every reader to see the beauty and the humanity present in every individual.“An extraordinary look at autism from the inside – by turns heartbreaking, uplifting, illuminating, witty, and wise.” – Steve Silberman, author, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Social Rights in the Welfare State: Origins and Transformations

by Kenneth Veitch Toomas Kotkas

At a time when the future of the welfare state is the object of heated debate in many European countries, this edited collection explores the relationship between this institution and social rights. Structured around the themes of the politics of social rights, questions of equality and social exclusion/inclusion, and the increasing impact of market imperatives on social policy, the book explores the effect of transformations in the welfare state upon social rights and their underlying rationalities and logics. Written by a group of international scholars, many of the essays discuss a number of urgent and topical issues within social policy, including: the social rights of asylum seekers; the increasing marketization and consumerization of public welfare services; the care of the elderly; and the obligation to work as a condition of access to welfare benefits. International in its scope, and interdisciplinary in its approach, this collection of essays will appeal to scholars and students working in the fields of law and socio-legal studies, sociology, social policy, and politics. It will also be of interest to policy makers and all those engaged in the debate over the future of the welfare state and social rights.

Transmission in Motion: The Technologizing of Dance

by Maaike Bleeker

How can various technologies, from the more conventional to the very new, be used to archive, share and understand dance movement? How can they become part of new ways of creating dance? What does this tell us about the ways in which technology is part of how we make sense and think? Well-known choreographers and dance collectives including William Forsythe, Siohban Davis, Merce Cunningham, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and BADco. have initiated projects to investigate these questions, and in so doing have inaugurated a new era for dance archives, education, research and creation. Their work draws attention to the intimate relationship between the technologies we use and the ways in which we think, perceive, and make sense. Transmission in Motion examines these extraordinary projects ‘from the inside’, presenting in-depth analyses by the practitioners, artists and collectives involved in their development. These studies are framed by scholarly reflection, illuminating the significance of these projects in the context of current debates on dance, the (multi-media) archive, immaterial cultural heritage and copyright, embodied cognition, education, media culture and the knowledge society.

The Global Reach of EU Law (Studies in Modern Law and Policy)

by Elaine Fahey

The EU strives to be a leading rule-making organisation with global reach in both economic and non-economic fields. But how should we understand the science behind this? This book focuses upon unpacking the uncertainty, the form and directions of the global reach of EU law, as a distinctive form of post-national rule-making. The work examines two central themes: the conceptual development of the global reach and effects of EU law; and the methodology of EU rule-making processes. It considers what specific impact and effects the EU’s rules are having, and its approach to global reach. The book studies the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) as a case of a non-economic field offering examples of ways and means in which the global reach of EU law can manifest itself in an evolving and sensitive field. Using this casestudy, the book develops a sharper focus upon the ‘internal’ and ‘external’ elements of EU law which make up our understanding of the global reach of EU law and develops further why global reach is important as a scientific phenomenon. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in the areas of EU law, global governance and the study of law beyond the nation state.

Governing the Commons in China (Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy)

by Yan Zhang

The idea of 'the commons' is a long-standing concept in the English-speaking world and in English law. A similar concept occurs in China. How different from or similar to the English idea of ‘the commons’ is the idea in China; and how is the concept applied? This book explores this important subject. It examines the subject from a philosophical and theoretical perspective; considers ‘the commons’ widely, including tangible commons of resources, intangible commons of culture, identity and social capital, and institutional commons of welfare, security and public goods; and goes on to examine the concept as it applies to the hydropower developments along the Lancang River, outlining the different competing interests of local people, central and provincial government, and environmental considerations. It argues that the concept of ‘the commons’ in China is dual-dimensional, with a vertical dimension of ‘public authority’ and a horizontal dimension of ‘commonly sharing’, that power structures in China have often been flexible and polycentric, and that, correctly applied, this approach will do much to serve the common interest of the people, ensuring positive impacts for shared prosperity for multiple stakeholders, whilst mitigating the negative impacts involved in the delivery of such positive impacts.

Australia's Foreign Aid Dilemma: Humanitarian aspirations confront democratic legitimacy (Routledge Humanitarian Studies)

by Jack Corbett

The Australian aid program faces a fundamental dilemma: how, in the absence of deep popular support, should it generate the political legitimacy required to safeguard its budget and administering institution? Australia’s Foreign Aid Dilemma tells the story of the actors who have grappled with this question over 40 years. It draws on extensive interviews and archival material to uncover how 'court politics' shapes both aid policy and administration. The lesson for scholars and practitioners is that any holistic understanding of the development enterprise must account for the complex relationship between the aid program of individual governments and the domestic political and bureaucratic contexts in which it is embedded. If the way funding is administered shapes development outcomes, then understanding the 'court politics' of aid matters. This comprehensive text will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of politics and foreign policy as well as development professionals in Australia and across the world.

**Missing**: Ten Inspirational Stories ((Extra)Ordinary #3)

by Kristin Bartzokis

<P><P>Camille. Lynn. Monique. Becky and Margaret. Jaime. Olga. Christina. Rasheera. Odalys. Danielle. <P><P>These are the seemingly everyday women whose stories inspired (Extra)Ordinary Women - and whose resilience and strength will inspire women around the world. <P><P>These women have defeated breast cancer, addiction, and homelessness. They have lived through the Boston Marathon bombing and hundreds of surgeries. They have traveled from foreign lands to create a better life. They have endured brain cancer, abuse, and poverty. They have given a home to dozens of special-needs children. They have known loss, pain, and fear. <P><P>They are survivors. And they share their stories to empower other women who need something - and someone - to believe in. <P><P>(Extra)Ordinary Women reminds us of the amazing stories that we find all around us when we open our eyes, hearts, and minds. <P><P>And these extraordinary women remind us to never give up, never quit, and never underestimate the power of a woman.

Assess, Rebuild, Connect: Creating a New Life Beyond Addiction (The Adams Recovery Center series #3)

by Adams Recovery Center

Assess, Rebuild, Connect is the comprehensive resource that guides individuals and their loved ones through the three phases of addiction recovery and into a life of sustained sobriety.Featuring reflection questions and room for written responses, plus real-life success stories to inspire and encourage, Assess, Rebuild, Connect provides a trusted companion through pre-treatment, treatment, and aftercare.Readers will be empowered to:ASSESS their issues and obstacles and set realistic expectations about the journey ahead.REBUILD the most important parts of their lives: trust in themselves and in the process; self-respect and confidence; and coping skills for tasks such as finding a safe place to life, getting a job, or returning to school. CONNECT with the real world outside of addiction, repairing relationships and managing the challenges of maintaining lifelong sobriety.Based on decades of clinical experience, Assess, Rebuild, Connect is a down-to-earth tool for creating a new life beyond addiction—the life everyone deserves!

Permanent Marker: A Memoir

by Aimee Ross

“Aimee’s story reminds us that even when our truths don’t reveal themselves in the ways we wish they would, we can always choose how those truths shape, rather than define, our lives.”-Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life“Aimee Ross possesses an indomitable spirit and fierce humor that breathe new life into every page.”-Jill Christman, author of Darkroom and Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for MotherhoodAimee Ross was living a perfectly normal life raising three kids, married to her high school sweetheart, and teaching at her high school alma mater. Life was perfect—right until it wasn’t.Unhappy in her marriage, Aimee asked for a divorce. Three days later, she suffered a heart attack at age forty-one. Five months after that, she survived a near-fatal car crash caused by an intoxicated driver. Her physical recovery took months and left her body marked by scars. The emotional recovery, though, would take longer, as Aimee sought to forgive the man who almost killed her—and to forgive herself for tearing apart her family.Aimee Ross writes with candor, wit, and humor as she finds the power in her story and chronicles her transformation into the woman she was always meant to be.Permanent Marker takes readers on a journey of healing, proving that from darkness can come new light, new love, and a renewed purpose for life.“A remarkable story of healing, courage, and finding the strength it takes to rewrite your life’s story.”-Tina Neidlein, humor writer and author of The Girl’s Guide and It’s a Mom Thing

Salvation on Death Row: The Pamela Perillo Story

by John T. Thorngren

"Some true stories move us. Pamela's story changes us." - Dale S.Recinella, Chaplain for Florida's Death Row and author of Now I Walk on Death RowPamela Perillo was set to die on March 24, 1996.Convicted of capital murder in 1980, Pamela sat on Texas’s Death Row awaiting lethal injection. But less than two days before her scheduled execution, she was given a second chance, and in 2000, she was resentenced: from death to life in prison with the possibility of parole.Her first chance at new life had come shortly after her arrest, when Pamela embraced the Christian faith and began bringing her fellow inmates to redemption in Christ.That’s why although Pamela’s story is one of imprisonment—first by abuse and addiction and ultimately behind the locked doors of the criminal justice system—it’s also a story of hope—of finding a new path in faith, of taking courage from the promise of salvation, and now, of praying for parole in 2019 after nearly forty years of incarceration.Salvation on Death Row combines true-crime reporting with a powerful spiritual memoir, reminding us that every life is a journey, every person is capable of change, and every individual can make a positive impact on the world."This is a great story with a wonderful conclusion: The only good answer is the Lord!"- -Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass MinistriesThe author's proceeds from Salvation on Death Row will benefit Patriot PAWS service dogs.

Beautiful Scars: A Life Redefined

by Jessica Noll Lori Highlander Kilee Brookbank

"Kilee’s spirit shines through her every word. Beautiful Scars is a down-to-earth primer on how to let our hearts define us, not our scars."- J.R. Martinez, Actor, U.S. Army veteran, bestselling author, and burn survivorA moment can change everything…Kilee Brookbank was a typical sixteen-year-old, but her last ordinary day erupted in an explosion that consumed her house, burning forty-five percent of her body and sending her to the brink of death. After thirty-eight days of surgeries, skin grafts, physical therapy, and excruciating pain, Kilee had to discover how to live again. With unwavering support from her mom, Lori, and the rest of her family, Kilee faced her journey with determination, strength, and a positive attitude that inspired not only her community, but people around the world.Told together by Kilee and Lori, Beautiful Scars is a story of recovery, healing, and hope, reminding us all that we’re never powerless, never alone, and that each challenge we face helps make us the people we are meant to be.Now a thriving college student, Kilee has become an author, advocate, and philanthropist focused on helping other young burn survivors and their families. She has met with individual survivors and their parents and spoken to school groups, burn camps and civic organizations across the country. Her charity, the Kilee Gives Back Foundation, has raised more than $170,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, and Kilee has partnered with Shriners Hospitals to promote its national Be Burn Aware campaign.… It’s what you do with each moment that defines you."Beautiful Scars is a reminder that we don’t always get to choose the path we walk in life, but we can always choose the manner in which we walk it."- John O’Leary, bestselling author of ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life and inspirational speakerA portion of the proceeds from sales of Beautiful Scars: A Life Redefined will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati.

Intellectual Discourse in Reform Era China: The Debate on the Spirit of the Humanities in the 1990s (Routledge Contemporary China Series)

by Giorgio Strafella

This book explores intellectual discourse in reform era China by analysing the so-called “debate on the spirit of the Humanities”, which occurred in the years 1993-95, and which is recognised by scholars as one of the most interesting, influential and important debates of the 1990s. This debate, in which Chinese intellectuals reflected on reform-era mass culture and on their role in society, was the first debate in China after the crackdown of 1989 and the launch of new economic reforms after Deng Xiaoping’s 1992 “southern tour”. The book, drawing on a large corpus of texts and a wide range of individual positions, demonstrates how Chinese intellectuals, having to face the combination of political repression and economic liberalisation, conceptualised and reacted to both. The book reveals the scale and complexity of the debate, the nature of intellectual life in China, the status and relevance of intellectual voices in society, the divisions within the intellectual sphere as well as shared concepts and ideals, and how the key factors of political repression and economic liberalisation which remain central in China today were defined and articulated.

Digital Language Learning and Teaching: Research, Theory, and Practice (Global Research on Teaching and Learning English)

by Ryan M. Damerow Michael Carrier Kathleen M. Bailey

This carefully balanced set of studies and practitioner research projects carried out in various learning contexts around the world highlights cutting-edge research in the use of digital learning technologies in language classrooms and in online learning. Providing an overview of recent developments in the application of educational technology to language learning and teaching, it looks at the experience of researchers and practitioners in both formal and informal (self-study) learning contexts, bringing readers up to date with this rapidly changing field and the latest developments in research, theory, and practice at both classroom and education system levels.

Wollstonecraft's Ghost: The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period

by Andrew McInnes

Focusing on the ways in which women writers from across the political spectrum engage with and adapt Wollstonecraft's political philosophy in order to advocate feminist reform, Andrew McInnes explores the aftermath of Wollstonecraft's death, the controversial publication of William Godwin's memoir of his wife, and Wollstonecraft's reception in the early nineteenth century. McInnes positions Wollstonecraft within the context of the eighteenth-century female philosopher figure as a literary archetype used in plays, poetry, polemic and especially novels, to represent the thinking woman and address anxieties about political, religious, and sexual heterodoxy. He provides detailed analyses of the ways in which women writers such as Mary Hays, Elizabeth Hamilton, Amelia Opie, and Maria Edgeworth negotiate Wollstonecraft's reputation as personal, political, and sexual pariah to reformulate her radical politics for a post-revolutionary Britain in urgent need of reform. Frances Burney's The Wanderer and Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, McInnes suggests, work as state-of-the-nation novels, drawing on Wollstonecraft's ideas to explore a changing England. McInnes concludes with an examination of Mary Shelley's engagement with her mother throughout her career as a novelist, arguing that Shelley gradually overcomes her anxiety over her mother's stature to address Wollstonecraft's ideas with increasing confidence.

**Missing**: More Inspirational Stories of Everyday People ((Extra)Ordinary #2)

by Keith Maginn

“This world needs books like these right now—the inspirational people within these pages.” - Kimberly Morand, blogger"When everything in life goes wrong, what keeps people going? This wonderful collection of answers tells how some conquered the near impossible." - Frank Litsky, retired editor and reporter, The New York TimesBurned on 100 percent of his body as a young boy, John O’Leary was given a 1 percent chance of survival. Thirty years later, he is a bestselling author, nationally known speaker, beloved husband, and dedicated father.Once controlled by addiction, Todd Crandell is now an addiction counselor—and a world-class Ironman triathlete.Born with no arms or legs, Nick Vujicic fought back from the brink of suicide to become a faith-driven motivational speaker admired by people around the world.These are just three of the inspiring lives featured in (Extra)Ordinary: More Inspirational Stories of Everyday People—tales of individuals who started out as “ordinary” but have proven to be anything but.Each of the people featured in (Extra)Ordinary reminds us of the depth of human potential and calls us to find our own strength to make our mark on the world around us. (Extra)Ordinary opens our eyes to the power that rests in each and every person!"I love this book. If you are looking for a book to inspire you, get yourself a copy. You will not be disappointed." - J. Bronder Book Reviews

Accept, Reflect, Commit: Your First Steps to Addiction Recovery (The Adams Recovery Center series #2)

by Adams Recovery Center

Are you mired in active addiction and struggling to find a way out? Are you concerned for a loved one whose life is being controlled by drugs or alcohol? Accept, Reflect, Commit: Your First Steps to Addiction Recovery offers the resource you need to prepare for treatment, choose the right recovery program, and successfully achieve and sustain sobriety. Based on expert clinical experience, Accept, Reflect, Commit gets readers ready for the recovery journey, enabling them to take inventory of their lives and start thinking about concepts such as: *Trusting the process *The victim mentality *People-pleasing *Forgiveness With reflection questions and room for written responses, Accept, Reflect, Commit is a practical guidebook to help you or someone you love make the first steps toward health, hope, and healing.

The Fix: A Father's Secrets, A Daughter's Search

by Sharon Leder

Who is Josef Katz? The fun-loving, harmonica-playing dad Sara loves so much? Or the monster who abuses Sara’s mother and locks himself in the bathroom, unable to beat his addiction? Eight-year-old Sara Katz huddles under the covers, listening to her parents’ muffled arguments and fighting the sleep that inevitably brings her bad dreams—dreams of her terrifying Shadow Father, a heroin addict. Is my daddy not a good father? Is it my job to fix him? As Josef’s sickness worsens, young Sara is torn apart by her family’s need to keep its “shame” a secret from its Jewish community in Brooklyn. Sara finds herself drawn to the liberation movements of the 1960s while feeling trapped in the darkness of her father’s addiction and, ultimately, his untimely death. Will Sara ever learn the truth about how her father became addicted and why he couldn’t get well? How will she find her own identity if her family can’t embrace its truth? And if Sara reveals her father’s secret, will she find freedom—or destroy her family? The author’s proceeds from The Fix will benefit The Fix Fund, which was established to battle the addiction epidemic in the Cape Cod area.

Diary of a Beautiful Disaster

by Kristin Bartzokis

Features 8-page photo insert!“I highly recommend ‘Diary of a Beautiful Disaster’ as a journey through what it means to be a completely, and unflinchingly, beautiful human being.” - David Roche, humorist and author, “The Church of 80% Sincerity”She had just scored a perfect ten on her floor exercise routine, but Kristin Bartzokis stood stoically before the screaming crowd.For Kristin, this moment of perfection was something she always knew she could achieve. She’d been raised to live without limitations, and she’d adopted a determination to stay strong and unemotional, no matter what.Born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a facial abnormality, Kristin learned at an early age the importance of strength–strength when confronted with multiple surgeries, strength when confronted with stares and questions, and strength when confronted with the constant knowledge that you will never look, or be, like everyone else.Kristin Bartzokis’ life story is one of achievement and inspiration, an example of an unbreakable spirit and unwavering fortitude. No matter what life has thrown at Kristin, she has turned challenges into triumphs and used obstacles as stepping stones.Diary of a Beautiful Disaster empowers readers to embrace their own uniqueness and boldly go forth into the world being exactly who they are. Kristin reminds us that although life can be complicated and messy, it is always, above all, beautiful.“ ‘Diary of a Beautiful Disaster’ is a moving memoir, but more than that it is an honest, sincere front-row peek into one woman’s ability to persevere, overcome, and find true acceptance.” – Erica Mossholder, executive director, Children’s Craniofacial Association

Catching Zia (Spring Training #1)

by Becca Jameson

She has no idea who he is… Zia’s main passion in life is art. And she’d gladly spend days on end sketching the hunky man who stops to admire her work while jogging through the park one sunny afternoon. He unwisely keeps her in the dark… Brett has been ogling Zia for days. The sketch in her lap provides the perfect opening. When it’s immediately obvious she has no idea he’s a major league baseball player, he relishes the opportunity to take a gorgeous woman out on a normal date. Will she give him a second chance? What about a third? What Brett doesn’t know is that Zia grew up with a compulsive liar, and his omission is more than she can tolerate. Second chances are rare in this life, and somehow Brett manages to squander that one also. He’s got an uphill battle if he wants to fight for this strong-willed woman. Welcome to the Spring Training series by best-selling author Becca Jameson. Spring Training follows the lives of several major league baseball players as they deal with the fame and reality of life and love. This first book in the series, Catching Zia, features the second baseman and his desire to meet a woman who isn’t after him for his money or his celebrity status.**This is a full-length novel with 63,000 words, a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no cheating, and super hot sex scenes.**

The Wealth of Nations and Regions

by Shunsuke Managi

There is an increasing interest in inclusive wealth, and inclusive wealth can be a solution to the problematic narrowness of the traditional national accounting sys-tem, which has been recognized for a long time. This book offers a comprehensive guide on this subject of inclusive wealth.

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