Dragon Rising

Author: Jasper Becker
Publisher: National Geographic
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Dragon Rising from the Author: Jasper Becker. Kennedy experts and insiders reveal the stories behind the images as they look at the relationship between the Kennedy family and the camera in a series of commentaries on 150 color and black-and-white photographs that capture members of the Kennedy family at work, at play, and in intimate moments at home. 35,000 first printing.

A World After Climate Change And Culture Shift

Author: Jim Norwine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400773536
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A World After Climate Change And Culture Shift from the Author: Jim Norwine. In this book, an international team of environmental and social scientists explain two powerful current change-engines and how their effects, and our responses to them, will transform Earth and humankind into the 22nd-century (c.2100). This book begins by detailing the current state of knowledge about these two ongoing, accelerating and potentially world-transforming changes: climate change, in the form of global warming, and a profound emerging shift of normative cultural condition toward the assumptions and values often associated with so-called postmodernity, such as tolerance, diversity, self-referentiality, and dubiety replaced with certainty. Next, the contributors imagine, explain and debate the most likely consequent transformations of human and natural ecologies and economies that will take place by the end of the 21st-century. In 16 compellingly original, provocative and readable chapters, A World after Climate Change and Culture-Shift presents a one-of-a-kind vision of our current age as a “hinge” or axial century, one driven by the most radical combined change of nature and culture since the rise of agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age some 10 millennia ago. This book is highly recommended to scholars and students of the environmental and social sciences, as well as to all readers interested in how changes in nature and culture will work together to reshape our world and ourselves. "I cannot think of a book more geared to advancing the art and science of geography." - Yi-Fu Tuan, J. K. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Outstanding," "unique," and "exceptional timeliness of topic and ambition ofvision". - Richard Marston, University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University; past president, Association of American Geographers

Active Ageing Active Learning

Author: Gillian Boulton-Lewis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400721111
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Active Ageing Active Learning from the Author: Gillian Boulton-Lewis. This book is concerned with the general issues of ageing, learning and education for the elderly and then with the more specific issues of why, how and what elders want to learn. This monograph consists of 10 chapters written by various internationally renowned researchers and scholar-practitioners in the field.

Contributions To Law Philosophy And Ecology

Author: Ruth Thomas-Pellicer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317527356
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Contributions To Law Philosophy And Ecology from the Author: Ruth Thomas-Pellicer. Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology: Exploring Re-Embodiments is a preliminary contribution to the establishment of re-embodiments as a theoretical strand within legal and ecological theory, and philosophy. Re-embodiments are all those contemporary practices and processes that exceed the epistemic horizon of modernity. As such, they offer a plurality of alternative modes of theory and practice that seek to counteract the ecocidal tendencies of the Anthropocene. The collection comprises eleven contributions approaching re-embodiments from a multiplicity of fields, including legal theory, eco-philosophy, eco-feminism and anthropology. The contributions are organized into three parts: ‘Beyond Modernity’, ‘The Sacred Dimension’ and ‘The Legal Dimension’. The collection is opened by a comprehensive introduction that situates re-embodiments in theoretical context. Whilst closely bound with embodiment and new materialist theory, this book contributes a unique voice that echoes diverse political processes contemporaneous to our times. Written in an elegant and accessible language, the book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and established scholars alike seeking to understand and take re-embodiments further, both politically and theoretically.

Red Dragon Rising

Author: Edward Timperlake
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1596987146
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Red Dragon Rising from the Author: Edward Timperlake. Praise for Timperlake and Triplett’s bestselling Year of the Rat “Year of the Rat is most remarkable for its masterful weaving of the various strands of the [Clinton-Gore] fundraising and national security scandals together into a single, coherent tapestry whose underlying theme is political corruption.” —KENNETH R. TIMMERMAN, THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR “A clarion call to action is clearly documented in Year of the Rat, a thoroughly documented and important new book.” —WASHINGTON TIMES “Authors Timperlake and Triplett have done the best job yet of connecting the dots and filling in the blanks of what may still prove to be the biggest White House scandal of all: compromising national security for bundles of campaign cash. . . .A jaw dropper.” —INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Book Review Index 2009

Author: Dana Ferguson
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414419121
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Book Review Index 2009 from the Author: Dana Ferguson.

Larry Bond S Red Dragon Rising Shock Of War

Author: Larry Bond
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429986670
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Larry Bond S Red Dragon Rising Shock Of War from the Author: Larry Bond. Under secret orders from the President, U.S. Army Major Zeus Murphy sabotages a Chinese invasion fleet on the eve of its assault against Vietnam. But after Murphy and fellow officer Win Christian are trapped behind enemy lines, Christian's erratic behavior gives them away. The pair shoot their way out of a Chinese airport terminal, hijack a bus, then barely escape two truckloads of soldiers before disappearing into the night. Thus starts Zeus Murphy's personal odyssey in the latest installment of the Red Dragon Rising series. Back in America, President Chester Greene fails to convince Congress that the Chinese invasion of Vietnam is the first step in a plan to rule Asia—and eventually go to war with the U.S. Not even the Pentagon will support the President; top-ranking officers do everything they can to sabotage his orders. After Zeus and Christian dodge a Chinese armored division and return to Vietnam, Zeus proposes a plan to blunt the tank attack. His commanding officer orders him to stand down. Zeus disobeys in an effort to help the Vietnamese woman he's fallen in love with. Win Christian goes with him to prove he's not a coward...within hours, both men are alone with a company of Vietnamese soldiers on the border, staring down the barrels of Chinese main battle tanks as they drive on Haiphong, starting a countdown to all-out war with the West. In Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Shock of War, New York Times bestselling authors Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice imagine a horrifying near-future immersed in global war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Return Of The Dragon

Author: Denny Roy
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231528159
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Return Of The Dragon from the Author: Denny Roy. Despites China’s effort to maintain peace with its neighbors, its military and economic growth poses an undeniable threat. Regional states must account for a more powerful potential adversary in China, and China has become more ambitious in its efforts to control its surroundings. Historical baggage has only aggravated the situation, as China believes it is reclaiming its rightful place after a time of weakness and mistreatment, while other Asia-Pacific countries remember all too well their encounter with Chinese conflict and domination. Through a careful consideration of historical factors and raw data, Denny Roy thoroughly examines the benefits and consequences of a more politically, economically, and militarily potent China. Since China’s intended sphere of influence encroaches on the autonomy of regional states, its attempts to increase its own security has diminished the security of its neighbors. Nevertheless, there is little incentive for states to change a status quo that is mostly good for China, and the PRC thrives through its participation in the global economy and multilateral institutions. Even so, Beijing remains extremely sensitive to challenges to the Chinese Communist Party’s legitimacy and believes it is entitled to exercise influence on its periphery. On these issues, nationalism trumps any reluctance to upset the international system, and diplomatic disputes regarding the islands in the South China Sea, as well as controversial relations with North Korea, continue to undermine assurances of positive behavior. Roy’s study reveals the actual dynamics working to make and unmake this volatile region, in which governments pursue China as a economic partner yet fear a future in which Beijing sets the rules of engagement.

Living With The Dragon

Author: Benjamin I. Page
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231152086
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Living With The Dragon from the Author: Benjamin I. Page. "Well organized, well written, and comprehensive. Living with the Dragon will be useful to advocates of engagement and those who attempt to hide behind public opinion in their opposition to engagement." --

The Forum On China Africa Cooperation

Author: Garth Shelton
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The Forum On China Africa Cooperation from the Author: Garth Shelton. Research on China's African engagement has increased significantly in recent years and covers a wide range of topics and issues. while much of this research has been critical of China's activities on the continent, few observers have attempted to analyse or understand China's policy towards Africa and the specific diplomatic framework (FOCAC) constructed by China to advance dialogue, problem solving and mutual benefit. FOCAC forms the central pillar in advancing China-Africa relations and is the arena for constructive diplomatic interaction. It provides the foundation for building a long-term 'win-win' China-Africa relationship. A fuller understanding of FOCAC as a mechanism for advancing such a China-Africa win-win relationship and for building positive South-South relations is required to advance the China-Africa research agenda. This monograph seeks to provide this understanding of FOCAC.