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The Decline of Men

by Guy Garcia

Why are so many of today's supermen super-clueless ? Why do so many men prefer the escapist digitized world of Spike TV and Grand Theft Auto to the reality of their own lives? An entire generation of men is slacking off. The struggle to redefine what being a man means in today's world has resulted in widespread male confusion, leading to rampant malaise, alienation, and disconnection. In this eye-opening exploration of this crisis of contemporary American manhood, award-winning journalist Guy Garcia sheds light on a problem that has wreaked havoc on the American family. Packed with startling statistics, informed by pop culture, and narrated in the entertaining style for which Guy Garcia is known, The Decline of Men is an important wake-up call to the distressing reality of the American male

The Decline of Mercy in Public Life

by Alex Tuckness John M. Parrish

The virtue of mercy is widely admired, but is now marginalized in contemporary public life. Yet for centuries it held a secure place in western public discourse without implying a necessary contradiction with justice. Alex Tuckness and John M. Parrish ask how and why this changed. Examining Christian and non-Christian ancient traditions, along with Kantian and utilitarian strains of thought, they offer a persuasive account of how our perception of mercy has been transformed by Enlightenment conceptions of impartiality and equality that place justice and mercy in tension. Understanding the logic of this decline, they argue, will make it possible to promote and defend a more robust role for mercy in public life. Their study ranges from Homer to the late Enlightenment and from ancient tragedies to medieval theologies to contemporary philosophical texts, and will be valuable to readers in political philosophy, political theory, and the philosophy of law.

The Decline of the Hollywood Empire

by Hervé Fischer

The Hollywood empire was built over the course of a century through hard-nosed business practices such as block booking, dumping and buying up the competition, turning the silver screen into a goldmine in the process. The business logic that has driven the industry since its beginnings has gone into hyperdrive in recent years, with astronomical sums invested in productions and promotion. Ironically that massive outlay has gone toward churning out a flat, made-in-Hollywood universalism that can be exported planet-wide, but which is simultaneously losing audiences, primarily to the digital world, at an accelerating pace. The apparently insurmountable barriers of finance and distribution to entry into the world of entertainment have served, so far, to keep smaller players out of the frame and, Fischer contends, have destroyed the industry's creative potential. It turns out too much money can kill cinema just as certainly as not enough. In The Decline of the Hollywood Empire, artist and philosopher Hervé Fischer heralds an inevitable move from 35 mm to digital distribution, which will take what has until now existed only on the margins of the "entertainment industry"--independent film, amateur film, documentary and other genres--from bit players to starring roles: how the Trojan horse of digital technology and distribution, in the hands of independent producers, could well toll the bell for Hollywood's hegemony in the business of film.

Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire

by Poe Ballantine

"It's impossible not to be charmed by Edgar Donahoe (Publishers Weekly)," and he's back for another misguided adventure. When Edgar is expelled from college for drunkenly bellowing expletives from a dorm window at 3:00 am, he hitchhikes to Colorado and trains as a cook. A postcard arrives from Edgar's college buddy, Mountain Moses, inviting him to a Caribbean island. Once there Edgar cooks at the local tourist resort and falls in love with Mountain's girl, Kate. He becomes embroiled in a love triangle and his troubles multiply as he is stalked by murderous island native Chollie Legion. Even Cinnamon Jim, the medicine man, is no help. Ultimately it takes a hurricane to blow Edgar out of this mess.

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Decoded

by Jay-Z

Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

Decoded

by Debra Webb

Slade Keaton was the man Maggie James fell in love with...until she learned he was a lie. Escaping a hit meant for him, she found herself on the run-fleeing a danger she couldn't comprehend with a man she couldn't trust. And pregnant with his baby. Though he'd had dozens of aliases, Slade couldn't forget who he was-the son of a merciless assassin named the Dragon. He'd kept out of his mother's reach for years till a Colby Agency investigation put him-and Maggie-on her radar. Now, could Slade become the very thing he hated in order to save the woman and child he loved?

The Decoded Company : Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers

by Jay Goldman Leerom Segal Aaron Goldstein Rahaf Harfoush

As consumers we intuitively understand the benefits of being decoded Google amazes us by generating answers before we've even finished asking a question. Facebook curates our uniquely individual newsfeeds. Spotify and Netflix use learning algorithms to customize our experience. At home, we choose companies that have figured out how to personalize our news, shopping, entertainment, travel, and learning needs. At most workplaces, it's still one-size-fits-all policies, processes, and tools. Yet companies like Google, Starbucks, and Whole Foods have turned their algorithms inward to decode their talent. Their goal is not to get the better of their talent, but to empower the best from their people. The Decoded Company distills how this process works into three transformative ideas. · Technology Can be a Coach, personalizing processes to the individual based on experience and offering training interventions precisely at the teachable moment. · Data Can Be a Sixth Sense, codifying organizational battle scars using actual code that watches your blind spots and gives your people a decision making superpower. · The third is that Engineered Ecosystems will prevail over hierarchies, reducing bureaucracy, increasing transparency, and be wildly inspiring to teams.

Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy

by Michael W. Ryan

Consulting the work of well-known and obscure al-Qaeda theoreticians, Michael W. S. Ryan finds Jihadist terrorism has more in common with the principles of Maoist guerrilla warfare than mainstream Islam. Encouraging strategists and researchers to devote greater attention to Jihadi ideas rather than Jihadist military operations, Ryan builds a more effective framework for analyzing al-Qaeda's plans against America and constructs a more compelling counternarrative to the West's supposed "war on Islam."Ryan uniquely examines the Salafist Jihadist roots of al-Qaeda ideology and the contributions of its most famous founders, Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a political-military context. He also reads the Arabic-language works of lesser known theoreticians who have played an instrumental role in framing al-Qaeda's so-called "war of the oppressed." These authors readily cite the guerrilla strategies of Mao, Che Guevara, and the mastermind of the Vietnam War, General Giap. They also incorporate the arguments of American theorists writing on "fourth generation warfare." By examining these texts, readers experience events as insiders see them, and by concentrating on the activities and pronouncements of al-Qaeda's thought leaders, especially in Yemen, they discern the direct link between al-Qaeda's tactics and trends in anti-U.S. terrorism. Ryan shows al-Qaeda's political-military strategy to be a revolutionary and largely secular departure from a classic Muslim conception of jihad, adding an invaluable dimension to the operational, psychological, and informational strategies already deployed by America's military in the region.

Decoding Big Data

by Financial Times

The corporate race to turn information into profit

Decoding Design

by Maggie Macnab

Understand the Significance of Symbols in Your Design WorkOur world is comprised of a handful of very simple patterns that have been a part of human design since the beginning of time and have eternal significance.Decoding Design reveals how common symbols and shapes - like circles, squares and triangles - resonate at a gut level and can lend greater meaning to a design. By deconstructing famous logos and other sample designs, you'll learn how to communicate complex information quickly and intuitively with universal and meaningful patterns. You'll also uncover how other disciplines, such as philosophy, math, and physics, influence great design and can help you present ideas in a holistic and compelling manner.Whether you're a designer, student, or marketing professional, Decoding Design will show you the deeper meaning behind the symbols you encounter everyday, and how to better use those symbols to create an impactful relationship with the viewer.

Decoding Design

by Maggie Macnab

* The DaVinci Code phenomena has generated popular interest in symbology and the meanings of shapes, numbers and symbols* The book integrates design with other disciplines and genres, such as philosophy, math and physics, for a holistic and wordly presentation of ideas. It will be very useful in design curriculums. Our complex world is comprised of a handful of some very simple patterns. Patterns are made of basic shapes. These shapes have found their way into human design since the beginning of our time because they tell an eternal tale in a glimpse and their structure instructs about our connection to the universe. Symbols are intuitive and immediate. Design that references these symbols creates an immediate relationship with the viewer and that is what this book is all about. Decoding Design reveals how common symbols resonate at a gut level. Readers will find deconstructions of famous logos and examples of variety of different designs that effectively use symbols, patterns and shapes to convey greater meaning.

Decoding The Message Of The Pulsars: Intelligent Communication from the Galaxy

by Paul A. Laviolette

A new interpretation of nearly 40 years of interstellar signals and the prophetic message

Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists

by Celia B. Fisher

Intended to serve as a practical guide for psychologists, graduate students, consumers, and professionals in related fields, this updated second edition includes the current APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct with the 2010 amendments including a discussion of the involvement of psychologists in interrogations related to national security. It includes discussions of the rationale behind and application of each ethics code standard, and gives examples of behaviors that would be in compliance with, or in violation of, these standards. Icons mark sections relevant to specific areas outside of traditional psychology including criminal justice, health care, gender, ethnicity, education, employment, etc. Appendices include the text of the current Ethics Code as well as relevant readings on ethics and human rights, especially in regards to the use of torture. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Decoding the Heavens

by Jo Marchant

In 1900 a group of sponge divers blown off course in the Mediterranean discovered an Ancient Greek shipwreck dating from around 70 BC. Lying unnoticed for months amongst their hard-won haul was what appeared to be a formless lump of corroded rock, which turned out to be the most stunning scientific artefact we have from antiquity. For more than a century this 'Antikythera mechanism' puzzled academics, but now, more than 2000 years after the device was lost at sea, scientists have pieced together its intricate workings. Unmatched in complexity for 1000 years, it was able to predict eclipses and track the paths of the Sun and the Moon through the zodiac, and probably even showed ancient astronomers the movements of the five known planets. In Decoding the Heavens, Jo Marchant tells for the first time the story of the 100-year quest to understand this ancient computer. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters - ranging from Archimedes to Jacques Cousteau - and explores the deep roots of modern technology not only in ancient Greece but in the Islamic world and medieval Europe too. At heart an epic adventure story, it is a book that challenges our assumptions about technology transfer over the ages while giving us fresh insights into history itself.

Decoding the Universe

by Charles Seife

The author of Zero explains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In Decoding the Universe, Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathematics to cast light on the new understanding of the laws that govern life and the universe. .

Decoding Your Destiny

by Carmen Harra

Each person has a unique soul code that holds keys to the future and identifies who he or she truly is. In Decoding Destiny, Dr. Carmen Harra draws from both the psychological and metaphysical realms to show readers how to decipher this powerful message and take control of their lives by nurturing their own intuitive and psychic abilities. She explains the role numbers play in the language of the universe, and how numerological charts reveal each person's purpose in life and the changes required to fulfill that purpose. In the book's second part, readers learn how to work with predictions, what steps to take to affect change, and the importance of accepting accountability for who they are. The third section details the final steps to manifesting reality and mastering the future. Once responsibility for the future is taken and the heart and mind are engaged, anything is possible.

Decoding Your Dog

by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Debra F. Horwitz Steve Dale John Ciribassi

More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need. Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.The key to training dogs effectively is first to understand why our dogs do what they do. And no one can address this more authoritatively than the diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behavior, whose work, the culmination of years of rigorous training, takes them deep into the minds of dogs in an effort to decode how they think, how they communicate, and how they learn.In Decoding Your Dog, these experts analyze problem behaviors, decipher the latest studies, and correct common misconceptions and outmoded theories. The book includes:* Effective, veterinary-approved positive training methods* Expert advice on socialization, housetraining, diet, and exercise* Remedies for behavior problems such as OCD and aggressionWith Decoding Your Dog the experts' experts deliver a must-have dog behavior guide that ultimately challenge the way we think about our dogs.

Decoding Your Dog

by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Debra F. Horwitz Steve Dale John Ciribassi

"Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner." -Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts. Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn. Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs. "[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs' demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido." -Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits "Decoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend." -Bark

Decoding Your Dog

by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Debra F. Horwitz Steve Dale John Ciribassi

"Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner." -Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts. Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn. Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs. "[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs' demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido." -Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits "Decoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend." -Bark

Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights

by Roland Burke

In the decades following the triumphant proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the UN General Assembly was transformed by the arrival of newly independent states from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This diverse constellation of states introduced new ideas, methods, and priorities to the human rights program. Their influence was magnified by the highly effective nature of Asian, Arab, and African diplomacy in the UN human rights bodies and the sheer numerical superiority of the so-called Afro-Asian bloc. Owing to the nature of General Assembly procedure, the Third World states dominated the human rights agenda, and enthusiastic support for universal human rights was replaced by decades of authoritarianism and an increasingly strident rejection of the ideas laid out in the Universal Declaration.In Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights, Roland Burke explores the changing impact of decolonization on the UN human rights program. By recovering the contributions of those Asian, African, and Arab voices that joined the global rights debate, Burke demonstrates the central importance of Third World influence across the most pivotal battles in the United Nations, from those that secured the principle of universality, to the passage of the first binding human rights treaties, to the flawed but radical step of studying individual pleas for help. The very presence of so many independent voices from outside the West, and the often defensive nature of Western interventions, complicates the common presumption that the postwar human rights project was driven by Europe and the United States. Drawing on UN transcripts, archives, and the personal papers of key historical actors, this book challenges the notion that the international rights order was imposed on an unwilling and marginalized Third World. Far from being excluded, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern diplomats were powerful agents in both advancing and later obstructing the promotion of human rights.

Decolonizing Anarchism

by Maia Ramnath

Decolonizing Anarchism looks at the history of South Asian struggles against colonialism and neocolonialism, highlighting lesser-known dissidents as well as iconic figures. This approach reveals an alternate narrative of decolonization, in which achieving a nation-state is not the objective. Maia Ramnath also studies the anarchist vision of alternate society, which closely echoes the concept of total decolonization on the political, economic, social, cultural, and psychological planes. This facilitates not only a reinterpretation of the history of anticolonialism, but insight into the meaning of anarchism itself. Maia Ramnath teaches at New York University and is a board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies.

Deconstructing Obama

by Jack Cashill

Did Obama write his own books and is the story they tell true? "I've written two books," Barack Obama told a crowd of teachers in July of 2008. "I actually wrote them myself." The teachers exploded in laughter. They got the joke: lesser politicians were not bright enough to do the same. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama supporters pointed to the first of those two books, the 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, as proof of Obama's superior intellect. Time magazine called Dreams "the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." The Obama campaign machine traded on the candidate's literary reputation, encouraging volunteers to "get out the vote and keep talking to others about the genius of Barack Obama." There was just one small flaw, as writer and literary detective Jack Cashill discovered months before the November 2008 election: nothing in Obama's history suggested he was capable of writing either Dreams or his 2006 book, The Audacity of Hope. In fact, as Cashill continued his research, he came to the shocking conclusion that the real craftsman behind Dreams was terrorist emeritus Bill Ayers. "This was a charge," David Remnick admits in his definitive Obama biography, The Bridge, "that if ever proved true, or believed to be true among enough voters, could have been the end of the candidacy." Deconstructing Obama tells the story of what happens when a citizen journalist discovers a game-changing reality that the media refuse to acknowledge. Despite their rejection, Cashill expanded his research into Obama's literary canon. As he came to see, if Dreams serves as sacred text, the poem "Pop" is the Rosetta stone, the key to deciphering Obama's shrouded past, his fragile psyche, and his uniquely cryptic political life. In unlocking that past, Cashill discovered that the story that Obama has been telling all his life varies from the true story in ways big and small. In fact, much of Obama's life story appears to be a wholly constructed fabrication, one that Jack Cashill "deconstructs" to show the world just who Barack Obama really is.

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