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From the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of Op-Center comes a different kind of law enforcement.<P> In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them, control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency within the FBI: the Net Force®.<P> It's the rich man's drug of choice--and it's being sold on the Internet for a thousand dollars per capsule. A potent mixture of smart drugs, psychedelics, angel dust, and steroids, it can turn a fifty-year-old into a raging beast of aggression and sexual desire. Now, it's up to the Net Force to find the source of this dangerous designer drug. Before another rape. Before another murder. Before every user self-destructs...<P> A powerful examination of America's defense and intelligence systems of the future, Tom Clancy's Net Force® is the creation of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik.
More than just sour grapes. The pastoral beauty and joy of running an apple orchard in Vermont offers Moira and Stan Earthrowl a chance to heal after tragedy shattered their lives. Yet their newfound idyll is shortlived as "accidents" begin to plague the massive orchard: trees are mysteriously felled, tractor brakes fail, apples are poisoned. A desperate Moira turns to neighbor and dairy farm owner Ruth Willmarth for help. Ruth's investigation reveals a link between the hit-and-run death of a local woman and the farm's strange events. Soon a list of possible saboteurs emerges, including a fanatical religious cult and a savvy land developer who, ironically, happens to be Ruth's ex-husband. But deadly warnings make it clear to Ruth that she is not immune to the encroaching danger or the relentlessness of a vengeful killer.
Even kids who don't know they like poetry will love this playful, visually accessible collection of thirty concrete poems. Concrete poems startle and delight the eye and mind.
Are you a Poké-maniac?If so, you'll need to read on about all the cool new developments in the world of Pokémon! Learn from today's finest Pokémon masters--kids just like you--how to win at the new versions of this awesome game of monsters, and discover all the new exciting new Pokémon products and off-shoots.
Police Kung Fu is a comprehensive approach for the realistic use of traditional kung fu by law enforcement and corrections officers and ordinary citizens to maximize personal safety while minimizing the necessary use of force. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of Taiwanese police officers systematically demonstrating each technique, this book teaches responses to unarmed attacks and attacks with guns, knives, and assorted clubs and other weapons of convenience. The final section teaches police baton techniques for individual and crowd control.
Former chief of police in Minneapolis and commander of the Bronx police force Tony Bouza pulls no punches in this blunt, candid assessment of police culture. Emphasizing the gap between the average citizen's perception of police work and the day-to-day reality of life as a cop, Bouza reveals the inner dynamics of a secretive, fraternal society that will do almost anything to protect itself. The strong bonds of loyalty among police both inspire individual acts of heroism in the face of danger but also repress full disclosure of the truth when corruption or abuse of power are suspected, says Bouza. Young rookies are quickly molded by the unspoken rules and the code of silence that govern a cop's professional life, and they soon learn that physical but not moral courage is expected.Bouza evaluates sweeps, roundups, sting operations, the controversial practice of racial profiling, and the politics of law enforcement. He critically examines the excesses, abuses, and corruption of the New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis police forces, among others, offering insights into what went wrong in the infamous Louima and Diallo cases.But his most telling criticism is not directed against the police per se but against our society's ruling elites and the middle class, who give police the unmistakable message that the underclass must be kept down and property owners protected at all costs. He charges that the heart of the problem of both crime and police abuse in America is our tacitly accepted class structure separating the privileged from the poor, and along with it the systemic racism that society as a whole is not yet willing to face. Bouza concludes his critique on a positive note with straightforward proposals on how to make the police more ethical and effective.This controversial, eye-opening book by a veteran insider exposes a reality that TV cop shows never portray and raises serious moral questions about class and race.From the Hardcover edition.
Convinced that political anthropology is fundamentally about the ideas, theories, and concepts that direct research on political phenomena, Kurtz (anthropology, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) introduces the field by emphasizing theory over data rather than the more traditional reverse approach. He covers paradigms and science, political essentials, and paradigms and specific research topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This book brings an exciting and innovative new approach to the study of politics today. It introduces political bargaining, a process at the heart of all political and economic exchanges in contemporary society and the very essence of politics itself, to provide a new framework and fresh insights to modern political science. The authors trace the prevalence of bargaining processes in politics from the abstract level of individual human interaction and the `state of nature' to the more concrete political or institutionalized level. They introduce students to theory -- the basic models of game theory, rational choice theory and positivist approaches; practice -- the practical manifestations of political bargaining in everyday national and international political life; and process -- its setting, the interests of the players involved, the conditions and properties that affect their calculations and, consequently, their ability to obtain desired outcomes. Political Bargaining provides students with the basic tools for learning about and participating in politics today by richly illustrating how the authoritative allocation of scarce resources is arrived at through a complex bargaining process between competing interests in society. It will be essential reading for student and lecturer alike across political science and the social sciences more widely.
In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and photo ops of three presidential campaigns, one presidential impeachment, and an unforgettable sex scandal, Didion reveals the mechanics of American politics. She tells us the uncomfortable truth about the way we vote, the candidates we vote for, and the people who tell us to vote for them. These pieces build, one on the other, into a disturbing portrait of the American political landscape, providing essential reading on our democracy.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Concern over environmental problems is prompting us to reexamine established thinking about society and politics. The challenge is to find a way for the public concern for the environment to become more integral to social, economic, and political decision making.
Political Research: An Introduction has been designed to provide an excellent starting point for those new to the area of Research Methods. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and sets out the key issues involved in doing research in Politics. It guides students through a complex and often daunting subject by exploring the many concepts associated with the field, as well as offering practical advice on research practices and information resources. Features and benefits of this textbook include:* boxed case studies in each chapter to illustrate and clarify key concepts, and highlight the practical use of different research methods* a useful glossary, giving easy access to definitions of key terms* a dedicated web-site containing sample material, extra case studies, important links, and essential resources for both teachers and students.
The articles in this collection focus on politics in the widest sense and its influence and visibility in translations from the early Middle Ages to the late Renaissance - from Eusbius' translations of Virgil to Shakespeare's adaptation of the story of Titus Andronicus. No translation, this collection argues, is an innocent, transparent rendering of the original; translation is always carried out in a certain cultural and political ambience.
Polly comes down with the chickenpox just in time for her ninth birthday.
Polymer clay can be used for numerous projects, and this comprehensive guide shows you how to unleash polymer clay's functional side. Features more than 20 inspiring projects, including a book cover, puppet and lamp, as well as a wide array of techniques and creative approaches. Also showcases pieces by some of the world's best-known polymer clay artists.
Lulu and Snow White find a letter written in 1918 hidden in a jar. The letter is from one young girl to another, who both seem to like ponies as much as the Pony Pals. Lulu and her friends can't figure out why the two hid notes to stay in touch. The only way to find out is to ask them, but will they be able to find them?
Pam is worried when she meets Cloud, the pony who performs with Maggie the Magician. When Maggie puts Cloud up for sale, Pony Pals investigate and discover that her original owner is a boy who lives nearby. Can Pony Pals help him buy the pony back?
When Tom's favorite Shetland pony, Storm, is sold to work in the coal mines, he is devastated. The poor little black pony will have to work underground for the rest of his life - never seeing the sky or breathing fresh air! And when there is a terrible accident in the mine, Tom wonders whether he'll ever be with Storm again. A heart-warming story from an award-winning author.
A few kids in elementary school create their own "magic club" and are inspired about magic and learning tricks with magic. They happen to find out that one of the club's members chants a magical phrase and real rabbits start appearing everywhere. Soon enough, they find out that the simplest instances can lead to the most complicating problems in life.
When Gracie is suddenly moved from the life she loves in Cochrane, Alberta, to the big city of Calgary, she feels lost. She leaves behind her school, her friends, and worst of all her synchronized swimming team. So things start to look up when she finds a new team in the city: she's excited to be training with some of the best swimmers in the province. When Rosalyn, the star of the Calgary team, starts driving Gracie to shape up fast or quit, she's relieved to see the familiar face of Christy Aldredge, the top swimmer at her Cochrane synchro club. Talking with Christy, Gracie finds allies in her stand against Rosalyn's unfair bullying. Pool Princess is a story about the pressures of competitive amateur sport, and about how friendship can help overcome them.
A WOMAN OF MYSTERY...Why would an impoverished gentlewoman masquerade as a sophisticated lady of the ton? Baron Amburley had a jaundiced enough view of women to suspect only one reason. Miss Isabella Winstanley was cold-bloodedly masquerading above her station to land a rich husband! Determined to unmask the upstart, Amburley challenged Isabella to a race.But as they prepared for the big race, Amburley found himself captivated by the real Isabella. Her frank, open ways and manifest joy were so unlike anything he'd encountered with other women, he soon found himself wishing that he knew nothing of her deceit. For this Isabella was the kind of woman who could haunt a man's dreams....
In this third adventure featuring the lovable detective William Murdoch, he becomes involved with the apparent suicide of Constable Oliver Wicken - a man who was the sole support of his mother and invalid sister. But further investigation by Detective Murdoch takes him far afield and he begins to suspect that the Eakin family, whose house adjoins the one where Wicken died, is more involved with the case than they admit. Whether describing a tooth extraction, the unquestioning prejudice toward the few Chinese immigrants in the city, or the well-intentioned, but bizarre, treatment of mentally ill women, Maureen Jennings once again brings the period vividly to life.From the Paperback edition.
A groundbreaking historical study based on documents previously locked in the Vatican's secret archives: The Popes Against the Jews graphically shows how the Catholic Church helped make the Holocaust possible. Pope John Paul II, as part of his effort to improve Catholic-Jewish relations, has himself called for a clear-eyed historical investigation into any possible link be-tween the Church and the Holocaust. An important sign of his commitment was the recent decision to allow the distinguished historian David I. Kertzer, a specialist in Italian history, to be one of the first scholars given access to long-sealed Vatican archives. The result is a book filled with shocking revelations. It traces the Vatican's role in the development of modern anti-Semitism from the nineteenth century up to the outbreak of the Second World War. Kertzer shows why all the recent attention given to Pope Pius XII's failure to publicly protest the slaughter of Europe's Jews in the war misses a far more important point. What made the Holocaust possible was groundwork laid over a period of decades. In this campaign of demonization of the Jews--identifying them as traitors to their countries, enemies of all that was good, relentlessly pursuing world domination--the Vatican itself played a key role, as is shown here for the first time. Despite its focus, this is not an anti-Catholic book. It seeks a balanced judgment and an understanding of the historical forces that led the Church along the path it took. Inevitably controversial, written with devastating clarity and dispassionate authority,The Popes Against the Jewsis a book of the greatest importance.
In this easy-to-read chapter book, Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures and whimsical ideas! Poppleton grows an icicle garden and ends up with an icicle fence instead. He sculpts a bust of Cherry Sue without explaining his constant visits just to look at her face. And he wonders why he can't find a friend to go on a sleigh ride with. No one can go, because they're all preparing Poppleton's birthday party! [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Harper's got a job at The Emville Express. But could anything have prepared him for what is coming? The election campaign starts and things change. His father is running and his editor urges him to uncover any secrets. Then his sister crashes her car after drinking and he's to cover the story in court.
The difficulties encountered in the management of contrasting political cultures can be clearly identified in the long political career of Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico from 1876 to 1880, and subsequently, without interruption, from 1884 until his forced resignation in 1911. Diaz succeeded in manipulating Mexican political life for the best part of three decades. He thus holds the record, and the dubious honour, of being the longest-serving constitutional leader during the often painful evolution of the Mexican state since 1821, the year in which 300 years of Spanish colonial rule formally came to an end (1521-1821).
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