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There is a feeling among the electorate that something is terribly wrong with America and its leadership. This perception defines one of those rare moments when sustained change is possible at the local, state, and national levels. But change demands bold action. Taking their cue from the courageous Strengthening of America Commission, chaired by Senators Sam Nunn and Pete Domenici, the authors lay down a comprehensive blueprint including: a 7-year write-down to a zero deficit budget; strict caps on the growth of non-Social Security entitlements; and the substitution of a tax code that favors savings, investment, and growth. The authors also call for a process of deregulation that develops innovative market approaches through careful and inclusive dialogue. Abshire and Brower call for the experiments underway in our states and localities to summon the creativity of the American business revolution. They put forth a cogent analysis of the leadership problem in our public life and the need for character, strategic direction, and vision. And ultimately, it is the idea of the American family, personally and nationally, to which the authors turn for the ideas that animate these changes and to define those who will be the enduring beneficiaries. In short, they urge a reemphasis on the unum in our national motto, e pluribus unum.
Bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton returns to his acclaimed Commonwealth series in this thrilling follow-up to The Abyss Beyond Dreams. Featuring Hamilton's trademark blend of intricate plotting, riveting suspense, high-concept science, and vivid characters, A Night Without Stars brings the story to a fully satisfying finish. After centuries trapped inside the Void, the planet Bienvenido-along with its inhabitants, both human and Faller-has been expelled into normal space. But the survivors are millions of light-years from the Commonwealth, which knows nothing of their existence. As the two races plunge into mortal conflict for sole possession of the planet, the humans seem destined to lose-despite the assistance of the mysterious Warrior Angel, who possesses forbidden Commonwealth technology. With the Fallers' numbers growing, and their ability to mimic humans allowing them to infiltrate all levels of society, it's only a matter of time before they surge to victory. Then, on a routine space flight, Major Ry Evine inadvertently frees a captive vessel that crash-lands on Bienvenido carrying the last, best hope for human survival: a baby. But a far from ordinary one. The child not only ages at a remarkable rate but demonstrates knowledge and abilities far beyond those of Bienvenido's humans. Hunted by Fallers and humans alike, she is a crucial link to humanity's lost past-and a glorious future already almost out of reach. Praise for A Night Without Stars "Roars relentlessly along in utterly mesmerizing style, with edge-of-the-seat plotting, thrilling action, and knife-edge tension that will leave readers gasping. An atomic blast of a yarn. Hamilton in peak form and absolutely not to be missed."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "[An] interstellar adventure with espionage, old-style space exploration, and the story of a fugitive who carries the hope of salvation."-Publishers Weekly "An action-packed page-turner . . . It's a joy to witness such a master of science fiction at work." -SFFWorld Praise for Peter F. Hamilton's The Abyss Beyond Dreams "Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Miéville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton's deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing."-Locus "Engrossing . . . The characters, always Hamilton's strength, remain as distinctive as ever."-Kirkus Reviews "Everything one wants in sf-great characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb."-Fantasy Book Critic "The work of an author at the top of his game."-SFFWorld
Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton delivers the first of a two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. Distinguished by deft plotting, a teeming cast of characters, dazzling scientific speculation, and imagination that brings the truly alien to life, The Abyss Beyond Dreams reveals Hamilton as a storyteller of astonishing ingenuity and power. The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel-self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics-the Fallers-that are intelligent but merciless killers. Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever-if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers' relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers-before he is killed by the very people he has come to save. Praise for The Abyss Beyond Dreams "The work of an author at the top of his game."-Science Fiction and Fantasy World "Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Miéville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton's deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing."-Locus "Solidy engrossing fare . . . The characters, always Hamilton's strength, remain as distinctive as ever." -Kirkus Reviews "Everything one wants in sf-great characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb."-Fantasy Book Critic "Hamilton does a particular kind of planetary politics and space opera very well, and this is a perfect example of it. . . . [The Abyss Beyond Dreams is] a satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come."-Booklist
"A growing movement to replace charmless suburban sprawl with civilized, familiar places that people love." So wrote Time Magazine in a recent article about Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Peter Calthorpe, leaders of the dynamic urban design revolution coming to be known as the New Urbanism. Their breakthrough planning conceptspropose a vision of the future that combines the best of the past with the realities and modern conveniences of today. Part of a broader trend toward the restoration of community and concern for a more sustainable environment, the New Urbanism addresses many of the crucial issues of our time: the decline of America's cities, the rebuilding of its crumbling infrastructure, housing affordability, crime and traffic congestion. Not without controversy, the proponents of this new design approach suggest bold alternatives to the present sprawl and isolation that they see as the consequence of five decadesof poorly planned suburban growth. Like the successful older neighborhoods and small towns where many of us grew up, the designs of the New Urbanism integrate housing, shops, workplaces, parks and civil facilities into close-knit communities that are both charming and functional. Walkability is key, but cars aren't excluded. Public places lie at the heart of these designs which set aside their most valued sites for parks, schools, churches, meeting halls and other civic uses. Affordability is also an important consideration--a wide range from Seaside, the acclaimed new resort town in Florida's panhandle, to a revitalization plan for the deteriorating core ofdowntown Los Angeles. Also included is a mobile-home village in Arizona (cited by Progressive Architecture in its annual design awards), the rebuilding of the nation's largest "urban renewal" housing project in Texas and a "sustainable community" for 12,000 in British Columbia. Initiated by developers, government agencies and/orcitizen advocacy groups, these pioneering new communities and infill projects offer simple yet compelling solutions to many frequently encountered planning problems. The extensively documented case studies in this book include photographs, drawings, diagrams and urban design codes--more than 500 images in all, a majority of which are in color. Essays by the movement's leading practitioners clearly articulate the principles of the New Urbanism. Commentaries by prominent architecture and urban planning theorists complete this comprehensive publication.The New Urbanism advocates an ambitious yet pragmatic agenda for the building and rebuilding of our neighborhoods, towns and cities. This book provides an invaluable guide to this emerging movement forarchitects, urban planners, civic leaders and concerned citizens; it is also must reading for anyone who cares about the future of America's communities.
This is the first book in English for half a century to examine the complexities of Russian messianism, both as a whole and in its interaction with Communism. Peter Duncan considers its Orthodox roots and focuses on Russia's geopolitical experience and situation to explain the endurance of this phenomenon.
Wanted: Passionate, Consecrated Warriors! A clarion call to intimacy with God is ringing across the earth. Are you willing to answer? Centered around a study of John, the beloved apostle, this book develops the tie between intimacy with God and the corresponding grace of hearing His voice. Being a prophetic generation is less about giftedness and more about people who have spent time with the Lord Jesus and declared faithfully what they have heard from the mouth of God. "Goll's extraordinary ability to think through crucial issues to current prophetic ministry, and his skill at expressing the solutions in terms that the average believer can understand, come through loud and clear in this book. Don't miss it!" --C. Peter Wagner, Chancellor, Wagner Leadership Institute "This is a book we recommend wholeheartedly and enthusiastically, a wake-up call for a slumbering Church to abandon religiosity and come alive, to love God passionately, to reach out to help others, and to become passionate warriors for Christ." --John and Paula Sandford, co-founders, Elijah House International "This book takes us on a prophetic journey, cleverly navigating our way through scriptural principles. I foresee it changing lives and preparing generations. Allow it to change and prepare you!" --Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher, senior pastor, Life Community Church, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Jim Goll is founder and director of Ministry to the Nations, a prophetic teaching and intercessory ministry. He is the author of seven books, including Kneeling on the Promises and The Lost Art of Intercession. Goll lives in Franklin, Tennessee.
The reforms initiated by Peter the Great transformed Russia not only into a European power, but into a European culture--a shift, argues Cracraft, that was nothing less than revolutionary. The author of seminal works on visual culture in the Petrine era, Cracraft now turns his attention to the changes that occurred in Russian verbal culture.
Praise for Experimental Economics "The best account of all of the new developments [in economics] moves far beyond Peter Bernstein's two classic volumes, Capital Ideas and Against the Gods." --David Warsh, Boston Globe "This is a remarkable book that weaves the deep scientific roots of modern finance and modern financial institutions with humorous perspective and considerable wisdom. Few understand the pervasive and complex economic principles that govern our world of finance. Few are aware of the academic and scientific origins of financial practices and market instruments that are commonplace today. Ross Miller uses his experience and talents acquired as an experimental economist to help us understand a world that is contradictory, potentially dangerous, and paradoxical. He entertains us while doing it." --Charles R. Plott, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology "Dramatic new ways for buying and selling--spectrum auctions, e-commerce, derivatives--are the economics profession's contribution to the Information Revolution. This book explains how many of these innovations began with simple experiments at Caltech. The style is a refreshing combination--dramatic and fun to read, but also historically and scientifically accurate. So I can send one to my Dad, a salesman, and another to my girlfriend, a patent attorney." --Colin Camerer, Rea and Lela Axline Professor of Business Economics, California Institute of Technology "[Experimental Economics] is a provocative summary of recent decades of economic research. The investor who wants to know the theory behind the markets in which he trades, the economist who has been out of the academic mainstream for many years, and the interested general reader can spend many evenings mulling over the revolution in economics that has occurred since Smith's assumptions of market perfection were challenged. Mr. Miller makes mathematical finance relevant and sometimes even poignant. His book is a marvel of combining anecdote with theory all without so much as a single partial differential equation." --Andrew Allentuck, Globe and Mail (Toronto)
This broad, panoramic view of Russian imperial society from the era of Peter the Great to the Revolution in 1917 sets forth a challenging interpretation of one of the world's most powerful and enduring monarchies. Beginning with an overview of imperial Russia's legal and institutional structures, Wirtschafter analyzes the "ruling" classes and service elites (the landowning nobility, the civil and military servicemen, the clergy) and then moves on to examine the middle groups (the raznochintsy, the commercial-industrial elites, the professionals, the intelligentsia) before turning to the peasants, townspeople, and factory workers. Wirtschafter argues provocatively that those very social, political, and legal relationships that have long been viewed as sources of conflict and crisis in fact helped to promote integration and to foster the stability that ensured Imperial Russia's survival. Social Identity in Imperial Russia will thus appeal to a wide range of readers interested in Russian history and culture, state building, and European social history.
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The ever-pressing challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable. Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future offers a broad, critical discussion on what such a future should or can be, with global perspectives written by some of the world's leading thinkers, namely Wendell Berry, Van Jones, Frances Moore Lappe, Peggy Liu, Hunter Lovins and Gus Speth. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Why We Need Visions of a Sustainable and Desirable World (51 KB). Contents: Introduction: Why We Need Visions of a Sustainable and Desirable World (Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski); Envisioning a Sustainable World (Donella Meadows); Why Everyone Should Be a Futurist? (William S Becker); Think Like an Ecosystem, See Solutions (Frances Moore Lappé); Future Histories: Descriptions of a Sustainable and Desirable Future and How We Got There: What Would a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature Look Like? (Robert Costanza, Gar Alperovitz, Herman Daly, Joshua Farley, Carol Franco, Tim Jackson, Ida Kubiszewski, Juliet Schor, and Peter Victor); Vision Statement for the Planet in 2050 (Ajay Bhave, Silvia Ceausu, Anand Deshmukh, Jessica Jewell, Wayne Pan, and Jana Timm); Scenes from the Great Transition (Paul D Raskin); Environmental History Exam 2052: The Last Half-Century (Les W Kuzyk); A Virtual Visit to a Sustainable 2050 (Robert Costanza); Reflections on a Life Lived Well and Wisely (Joshua Farley); The Great Turnaround: How Natural Capital Entered the Economy? (Ronald Colman); How New Zealand Became a Green Leader? (John Peet); The New New York: 2050 (Barbara Elizabeth Stewart); Pieces of the Puzzle: Elements of the World We Want: Sustainability and Happiness: A Development Philosophy for Bhutan and the World (Jigmi Y Thinley); Flourishing as a Goal of International Policy (Martin Seligman); What Else? (Wendell Berry); Let Us Envision Gender Equality: Nothing Else is Working (Jane Roberts); Another World: Finally Her(e) (Kavita N Ramdas and Jamie Querubin); Policy Reform to 350 (Bill McKibben); The Great Transition to 350 (Dylan Walsh and Tess Croner); On Baselines That Need Shifting (Daniel Pauly); The Future of Roads: No Driving, No Emissions, Nature Reconnected (Richard T T Forman and Daniel Sperling); The New Security (Gary Hart); Green Accounting: Balancing Environment and Economy (Peter Bartelmus); A Vision of America the Possible (James Gustave Speth); Getting There: The Way Forward: Survival 2100 (William E Rees); An Integrating Story for a Sustainable Future (Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Thomas Swimme); It Is Time to Fight the Status Quo (Bill McKibben); Can We Avoid the Perfect Storm? (David W Orr); Sustainable Shrinkage: Envisioning a Smaller, Stronger Economy (Ernest Callenbach); How to Apply Resilience Thinking: In Australia and Beyond? (Brian Walker); Endangered Elements: Conserving the Building Blocks of Life (Penny D Sackett); Well-Being, Sufficiency, and Work-Time Reduction (Anders Hayden); Millennium Consumption Goals (MCGs) at Rio+20: A Practical Step Toward Global Sustainability (Mohan Munasinghe); Happiness and Psychological Well-Being: Building Human Capital to Benefit Individuals and Society (George W Burns); Time for a Bold Vision: A New, Green Economy (Van Jones); A World That Works for All (L Hunter Lovins); Fighting Poverty by Healing the Environment (Christine Loh); Re-Engineering the Planet: Three Steps to a Sustainable Free-Market Economy (Eckart Wintzen); Raising Gross National Happiness through Agroforestry (Pahuna Sharma-Laden and Croix Thompson); Building Bridges between Science and Policy to Achieve Sustainability (Katherine Richardson and Ole Wæver); Bringing Mozart to the Masses: Venezuela's Music Revolution (Maria Páez Victor); Creating the Schools of the Future: Education for a Sustainable Society (Peter M Senge); A Values-Based Set of Solutions for the Next Generation (Tim Kasser); Teaching a University Course in Sustainable Happiness (Catherine O'Brien); The Time Has Come to Catalyze a Sustainable Consumerism Movement (Peggy Liu). Readership: Undergraduates, professionals and researchers who are interested in learning about prominent thinkers' views of what a sustainable and desirable future looks like.
Softcover book. 248 pages. Published by Lang, Peter, AG, Internationaler Verlag Der W (2010)
Outlandish! tells the story of an unusual society, one composed exclusively of women. Impossible? Not with oocyte fusion, the blending of the genetic characteristics of two women, which produced only female children. This unfortunate necessity, after the bloody revolution, treachery, and counterrevolution aboard their Starship, over generations of travel, and colonization, became a familiar way of life. Until, that is, they realized that with their advanced genetic knowledge, they could recreate the missing portion of humanity, if they dared. It was common knowledge that men were unstable, and dangerous. Cautiously, they developed "kinder, gentler," companions, which they called males. The males became their household servants, their pets and slaves. ... Their willing slaves...
There's a natural revolution going on -- acupuncture, massage, herbs, and aromatherapy have all gone mainstream, not only for people but also for their pets! In his timely new book, holistic veterinarian Christopher Day offers expert advice for caring for cats the natural way. Learn how to keep your cat "purr-fectly" content with "Natural Cat Care, " a friendly, helpful guide to holistic methods of cat care. This book covers daily care (diet and exercise), nutrition, vaccinations and dental care, pest prevention (fleas, ticks, and worms), and specialized holistic care (acupuncture, massage, homeopathy, and the Tellington Touch). Filled with more than 120 helpful and instructive full-color photographs of cats in all stages of life, this helpful guide offers a complete resource for cat owners who would prefer to take a natural approach in pet care. "Natural Cat Care" is written by Dr. Christopher Day, a holistic vet with more than 37 years of experience.
In The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov, acclaimed journalist and author Peter Pringle recreates the extraordinary life and tragic end of one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. In a drama of love, revolution, and war that rivals Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, Pringle tells the story of a young Russian scientist, Nikolai Vavilov, who had a dream of ending hunger and famine in the world. Vavilov's plan would use the emerging science of genetics to breed super plants that could grow anywhere, in any climate, in sandy deserts and freezing tundra, in drought and flood. He would launch botanical expeditions to find these vanishing genes, overlooked by early farmers ignorant of Mendel's laws of heredity. He called it a "mission for all humanity." To the leaders of the young Soviet state, Vavilov's dream fitted perfectly into their larger scheme for a socialist utopia. Lenin supported the adventurous Vavilov, a handsome and seductive young professor, as he became an Indiana Jones, hunting lost botanical treasures on five continents. In a former tsarist palace in what is now St. Petersburg, Vavilov built the world's first seed bank, a quarter of a million specimens, a magnificent living museum of plant diversity that was the envy of scientists everywhere and remains so today. But when Lenin died in 1924 and Stalin took over, Vavilov's dream turned into a nightmare. This son of science was from a bourgeois background, the class of society most despised and distrusted by the Bolsheviks. The new cadres of comrade scientists taunted and insulted him, and Stalin's dreaded secret police built up false charges of sabotage and espionage. Stalin's collectivization of farmland caused chaos in Soviet food production, and millions died in widespread famine. Vavilov's master plan for improving Soviet crops was designed to work over decades, not a few years, and he could not meet Stalin's impossible demands for immediate results. In Stalin's Terror of the 1930s, Russian geneticists were systematically repressed in favor of the peasant horticulturalist Trofim Lysenko, with his fraudulent claims and speculative theories. Vavilov was the most famous victim of this purge, which set back Russian biology by a generation and caused the country untold harm. He was sentenced to death, but unlike Galileo, he refused to recant his beliefs and, in the most cruel twist, this humanitarian pioneer scientist was starved to death in the gulag. Pringle uses newly opened Soviet archives, including Vavilov's secret police file, official correspondence, vivid expedition reports, previously unpublished family letters and diaries, and the reminiscences of eyewitnesses to bring us this intensely human story of a brilliant life cut short by anti-science demagogues, ideology, censorship, and political expedience.
Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your First Grader Needs to Know What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Featuring a new Introduction, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you'll discover ? Favorite poems-old and new, such as "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," and "Thirty Days Hath September" ? Beloved stories-from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop's fables, "Hansel and Gretel," "All Stories Are Anansi's," "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and more ? Familiar sayings and phrases-such as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and "Practice makes perfect" ? World and American history and geography-take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution ? Visual arts-fun activities plus reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others ? Music-engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children's songs ? Math-a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time ? Science-interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what's inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Louis Pasteur