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In God and Mystery in Words David Brown uses the way in which poetry and drama have in the past opened people to the possibility of religious experience as a launch pad for advocating less wooden approaches to Christian worship today. So far from encouraging imagination and exploration, hymns and sermons now more commonly merely consolidate belief. Again, contemporary liturgy in both its music and its ceremonial fails to take seriously either current
dramatic theory or the sociology of ritual. Yet this was not always so. Poetry and drama, Brown suggests, grew out of religion, and therefore that creative potential needs to be rediscovered by religion.
Memoirs of an entrepreneur Ever wonder how a startup comes together-the people, places, skills, failures, and hustle that make it a real business? This is the story of David and David, two entrepreneurs with lots of energy and less of a roadmap than you might think. In 1993, David Cohen and David Brown founded their first company, Pinpoint Technologies, which grew from a basement startup to a successful multinational company with $50 million in annual sales and over 250 employees. Chronicling the story of that company from its beginnings up to 1999, when it was sold to ZOLL, and beyond, No Vision All Drive is the story of that company and the people who transformed a flat-broke, shot-in-the-dark concept into a market-leading small business. This book is not about business; it's about people David and David recount their experiences together Insight on how to build a successful startup Turn a seed idea into reality Startup founders and startup employees, venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, and anyone with an interest in stories of determination and hard work will love No Vision All Drive.
Vainqueur de l'Eisner Award 2020 de la meilleure série régulière.
Nommé au Eisner Award 2019 de la meilleure nouvelle série.
Chasser les monstres est une affaire familiale pour les Sangerye. De génération en génération, ils ont combattu les Jinoos, d'horribles créatures nées de la haine. Mais ils doivent désormais faire face à une menace bien différente : les redoutables Inzondo, un nouveau type de monstre engendré par le deuil et les traumatismes. Tandis qu'une légion d'âmes torturées s'abat sur Harlem, les Sangerye vont encore devoir se battre pour sauver le monde... avant que leur propre souffrance ne les transforme eux aussi !
Récompensés par le prestigieux Eisner Award de la meilleure série régulière, David F. Walker, Chuck Brown et Sanford Greene poursuivent le combat de la famille Sangerye dans le Harlem des années 1920 à coups de scènes d'action grandioses et de métaphores limpides dont la puissance résonne aujourd'hui tout autant qu'en 1924.
« Encore une fois, Bitter Root nous offre de purs moments épiques, accompagnés par des personnages à la construction brillante, un artwork à tomber, et une histoire captivante. » Comicon.com
« Magie Vaudou, problèmes raciaux, sexisme... Difficile de lister tous les domaines qu'explorent avec brio le duo de scénaristes David Walker et Chuck Brown, sublimés par le trait de Sanford Greene. Quand Buffy contre les vampires rencontre Get Out, avec une petite dose d'Hellboy. » Le Figaro
« Bitter Root apparaît comme une série d'exception. Elle mêle avec une justesse rare action et réflexion, et porte en elle les racines d'une grande oeuvre. » Comixtrip.fr
Nommé aux Eisner Awards 2019 "Meilleure Nouvelle Série"
Les Sangerye étaient autrefois réputés pour être la plus grande famille de chasseurs de monstres de tous les temps. Leur spécialité ? Purifier les âmes infectées par la haine, qui transforme les êtres humains en démons hideux.
Ce temps est révolu. Une terrible tragédie a décimé la famille, et les survivants sont désormais divisés par les blessures du passé et par leurs méthodes : sauver ou tuer ces créatures.
Mais face à un nouveau type de monstre qui sévit dans les rues de Harlem, les Sangerye vont devoir s'unir et combattre, ou regarder l'humanité s'effondrer dans un mal plus profond encore...
"Bitter Root regorge d'action, de tensions, d'humour et de dessins à couper le souffle. Mais cette histoire est avant tout un appel à combattre l'amère racine du racisme et de la haine." Chuck Brown et David F. Walker
"J'ai adoré plonger dans le monde de Bitter Root : horreur, conjuration, et une dynastie de chasseurs de démon dans le Harlem des années 1920, tout y est !" Peter Ramsey
"Bitter Root est un comics indispensable, créé avec un amour authentique par certains des meilleurs auteurs de la planète." Brian Michael Bendis
"Dans la même veine que Get Out et Black Panther, Bitter Root est un récit qui sort incroyablement du lot." AIPT!
"Bitter Root est le genre de comics qui me rend heureux à chaque nouveau numéro. Le mélange entre ville et campagne, surnaturel et science-fiction, ancien et contemporain est parfaitement équilibré." Reginald Hudlin
Voici l'histoire, sur un siècle, de la plus célèbre organisation policière de la planète. Pour la raconter, les auteurs ont pu consulter des milliers de pièces d'archives inexplorées et bénéficier d'une centaine de témoignages d'agents en service ou retirés. Ils nous entraînent dans un périple au coeur du mythe : de l'épopée des tueurs de gangsters à celle des chasseurs d'espions nazis, de la chasse aux communistes à la véritable histoire de l'exécution des époux Rosenberg, dans les coulisses du Kremlin sur les traces de « Solo », la taupe du FBI, ou dans « Cointelpro », la plus redoutable des opérations menées par le Bureau. Ils disent leur vérité sur l'assassinat du président Kennedy et dessinent à ce sujet les contours d'un inquiétant complot. Certains traquent la vérité du scandale du Watergate, d'autres complotent pour renverser le président Nixon. Ils se livrent à d'inquiétantes opérations d'infiltration de la Mafia, avant de filer au coeur des réserves indiennes en proie à de sanglantes révoltes. Comment font-ils face aux tueurs en série ? Que trouvent-ils en Afrique, au Moyen-Orient, en Asie, au fil des pistes qui débouchent sur les attaques du 11 Septembre et à l'heure où vacillent les certitudes en matière de sécurité ?
Une enquête exceptionnelle, par la qualité des témoins rencontrés, la richesse et le caractère inédit des documents rassemblés sur une institution qui aspirerait volontiers, demain, à la faveur de la guerre contre le terrorisme, les mafias, les trafics en tout genre, à assurer la vocation d'une police mondiale.
Fabrizio Calvi est auteur d'ouvrages et de documentaires sur la criminalité organisée et les services secrets.
David Carr-Brown est réalisateur et producteur de reportages et documentaires pour la télévision.
Ce livre fait l'objet d'une adaptation télévisée sur France 5, sous forme de documentaire, en cinq épisodes de 55 minutes.
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This volume uniquely combines a lively biography of one of the best-loved composers of the nineteenth century with a detailed chronological guide to much of his oeuvre, from the popular ballets and concertos to lesser known pieces. Brown enthusiastically and sensitively guides the reader through Tchaikovsky's music in the context of his life. His writing on the music is accessible and informative, both for the professional musician and the keen amateur listener. The biographical writing includes fascinating quotations from the composer's letters, and those of his friends; the Tchaikovsky that emerges, despite his periodic struggle with depression, is a man with a very positive attitude to life, and a kind and supportive friend to many around him. This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Tchaikovsky, his music and the culture of the time. Comments on Professor Brown's earlier four-volume study on the life and work of Tchaikovsky: 'In any language, it is definitive' Geoffrey Norris, Sunday Telegraph 'A magnificent achievement, and one which can only deepen our appreciation and understanding of this great composer' Hugh Canning, Sunday Times
A middle-aged couple fantasise about walking the length of Britain upon retirement, safe enough as retirement is a quarter of a century away. Then illness strikes, early retirement, a promise to be fulfilled. Arriving battered but triumphant at journeys end, vowing "never again" at the end of their epic journey they find themselves sharing a restaurant with a group of disabled children from a care centre. The couple resolve to repeat the journey the following year raising funds for this centre, their "return journey". Sometimes sad, sometimes heart rending, a funny true life story of determination and courage.
The ability to give a successful presentation is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.
Written by David Brown, a leading expert on presenting as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to get your audience to do what you want them to do.
The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.
So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
The Rough Guide to Hong Kong & Macau is the comprehensive guide to this region, taking into account the vast rate of change and giving a clear focus from both a Western and Chinese perspective. Packed with information and clear maps of old buildings and local historical sites, it also has detailed accounts of outdoor activities and revised restaurant listings, from world cuisine to local Chinese dim sum lunch. The guide caters to all visitors whatever their budget. For shopping, there are comprehensive listings on where to find clothing, jewellery, electronics, art or simply souvenirs, plus advice on how to avoid getting ripped off. For those on a budget, the guide is packed with tips on how to stay, travel, eat and enjoy yourself cheaply (including a list of all the free things to do in town). Anyone in Hong Kong with more time to explore will find coverage of everything from taking the Star Ferry Ride to shopping at Temple Street market, with in-depth coverage of downtown bars, remote villages, stunning mountains and the best beaches. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Hong Kong & Macau.
The Rough Guide to the Lake District is the best all-purpose guide to the English Lake District, beautifully illustrated with colour photos and full-colour maps.Comprehensive, lively reviews outline the finest places to stay and eat for every budget, all fully revised for this seventh edition by our Lakes expert. Whether you're looking for a walker's hostel or boutique hotel, simple café or swanky gastropub, farmhouse B&B or country-house hotel, The Rough Guide to the Lake District has the lowdown on all the best deals. The guide includes detailed information on the best way to get around by public transport, plus special features on the great outdoors focussing on local walks, classic hikes, mountain climbs, lake cruises and family adventures.The "Things Not to Miss" section pinpoints some of the absolute must-sees, while author picks throughout The Rough Guide to the Lake District highlight personal favourites and special places that are less well known.Whether you're on a walking holiday or family break, you can discover all the facts you need - from full opening times and admission prices to festival dates and walking routes, plus history, culture, nature, and wildlife of the English lakes to help you make the most of your time in the Lake District.
The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America’s potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust.
“The real deal: a real Christian, a real man, a real leader.”--Whoopi Goldberg, The View
“A front-row seat to the tension between law enforcement and minority residents nationwide.”--The Dallas Morning News
On July 7, 2016, protesters marched in the streets of Dallas to demonstrate against the killings of unarmed black men by the police. As the peaceful event drew to a close, a sniper opened fire, targeting white cops and killing five of them. Into this charged situation stepped Dallas police chief David O. Brown, who, with a historic new tactical approach, quickly ended the gunman’s siege and calmed his community and the nation.
In this powerful memoir, Chief Brown takes us behind the scenes of that tragedy and shares intimate moments from his early life: his childhood, in which he was raised by a single mom in a neighborhood poor in resources but rich in love and faith; his college years--cut short when he felt called to save his hometown from its descent into drug-related violence; and, as he moved up the ranks, a series of deeply personal tragedies. His first partner on the job was killed in the line of duty; his younger brother was murdered by drug dealers; and during Brown’s first month as chief of police, his mentally ill son was killed by a cop after taking two other lives.
Called to Rise charts how, over his thirty-three-year career, Brown evolved from a “throw ’em in jail and let God sort ’em out” beat cop into a passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, rising from crime scene investigator to S.W.A.T. team leader to the head of a municipal police department widely regarded as one of America’s finest. Now retired, “America’s chief” wants to bring his hard-earned knowledge of Dallas--emphasizing outreach, accountability, and inclusion--to help encourage unity in the nation’s hurting communities.
Chief Brown believes that we have to band together to engage in the kind of dialogue that can lead to solutions. In place of complaining, we all have to take action--and one first great step is to tune in to what is being said. Called to Rise explores the keys to that dialogue--trust, transparency, and compassion--that have made Brown a leader on the front lines of social change in America.
Providing guidance that helps students practice and troubleshoot their exam technique,these books send them into their exam with the confidence to aim for the best grades.- Enables students to avoid common misconceptions and mistakes by highlighting them throughout
- Builds students' skills constructing and writing answers as they progress through a range of practice questions
- Allows students to mark their own responses and easily identify areas for improvement using the answers in the back of the book
- Helps students target their revision and focus on important concepts and skills with key objectives at the beginning of every chapter
- Ensures that students maximise their time in the exam by including examiner's tops and suggestions on how to approach the questions
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The oldest Baby Boomers have turned 60 so everybody's starting to talk about the "aging of the population."
But most of the talk is about numbers: what percentage of the population will be how old in what year, what it will mean for welfare rates or health-care costs, etc. But what's missing is the qualitative story. It's not there are more "older people" out there. It's that they are not the same as the older people of any previous generation.
This book will explore how the Baby Boomer generation is permanently destroying the previous meanings of: Aging, Retirement, Seniors, And even?maybe? Death.
The New Old shows how the Boomers' simple act of refusing to age is creating a revolution - in everything from education to employment to housing to health and beauty and, of course, to sex.
The book is be backed up with solid statistical support, but it is not primarily about numbers - it's about people. It's about new ground being broken, new ways of thinking, new kinds of social and work relationships, new products that can reduce or even eliminate the effects of aging. It will offer a sneak preview of an entirely new society that is coming - a society in which getting your gold watch at the age of 65 will simply mean the first half of your life is over.
The book will also lay out specific strategies organizations must follow to take advantage of the opportunities - and avoid being rendered irrelevant and uncompetitive in the new order.
Imagine you're sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he's eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens if there's a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway?
In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, pilot, meteorologist, and flight-school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take-off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they're made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.
Musculoskeletal X-rays for Medical Students provides the key principles and skills needed for the assessment of normal and abnormal musculoskeletal radiographs. With a focus on concise information and clear visual presentation, it uses a unique colour overlay system to clearly present abnormalities.
Musculoskeletal X-rays for Medical Students:
o Presents each radiograph twice, side by side - once as would be seen in a clinical setting and again with clearly highlighted anatomy or pathology
o Focuses on radiographic appearances and abnormalities seen in common clinical presentations, highlighting key learning points relevant to each condition
o Covers introductory principles, normal anatomy and common pathologies, in addition to disease-specific sections covering adult and paediatric practice
o Includes self-assessment to test knowledge and presentation techniques
Musculoskeletal X-rays for Medical Students is designed for medical students, junior doctors, nurses and radiographers, and is ideal for both study and clinical reference.
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised to include thorough coverage of sustainability issues and to integrate new case studies into the core concepts discussed.
This book explores the links between bushmeat and livelihoods in Africa, with a focus on the human dimension of the debate.
Assembles biological, social and economic perspectives that illuminate the bushmeat debate
Features a series of case studies that explore what species survive different intensities of bushmeat hunting and trapping
Examines the shape and size of household bushmeat consumption and market trading
Reviews governance and institutional impacts on wildlife management; lessons learned from agriculture, forest plant product, and development sectors; and perspectives from Asia and Latin America
Provides an excellent resource for students and policy makers in wildlife management, conservation, and development
David R. Brown Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK In 1982 Stanley Prusiner and colleagues puri?ed an abnormal protein from the brains of mice experimentally infected with a rare sheep dis- 1 ease called scrapie . This protein was called the prion protein. Earlier work had suggested that this diseases and others, loosely collected - gether as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), were not transmitted by conventional infectious agents. Prusiner suggested that 2 this new protein was the infectious agent in these diseases . Such a contentious suggestion lead to ferocious debate. Many researchers still maintained that there was no such thing as an infectious protein. - spite this, by 1990 most people accepted that the cause of the TSEs was the abnormal isoform of the prion protein his research group had id- ti?ed. The most convincing evidence for this had come from the work of Charles Weissmann, whose prion protein knockout mice could not be infected because they lacked expression of the protein that was now 3,4 forever linked to these disease . Since then it has become more widely accepted for these diseases to be termed prion diseases. In 1997 when 5 Stanley Prusiner won the Nobel Prize for his work on prion diseases . Even then, there was still an element of resistance in the scienti?c c- munity. It was considered that, in order the transmissible agent to truly be a protein only, the protein would have to be generated from a rec- binant source.
CALVIN L. BEALE In considering how to introduce the subject of rural population change in st the 21 Century, I ?nd myself re?ecting on my own experience as a demographer for the U. S. Department of Agriculture. When I arrived at the Department, the post-World War II modernization of farming was well under way. Each year, my colleague Gladys Bowles and I had the unpopular task of announcing how much the farm population had decreased in the prior year. It was hard to say that the phenomenon was someone's fault. Dramatic reductions in labor requirements per unit of agricultural output were occurring everywhere and not just in the United States. But politically, blame had to be assigned, and whichever political party was not in the White House was certain to place the blame squarely on the current administration. The demographic consequences of this trend were major. In a 22-year period from 1941 to 1962, the net loss of farm population from migration and cessation of farming averaged over a million people per year. It took eight years after the war before an administration was willing to begin to talk about the need to diversify rural employment. By that time, farm residents had already become a minority of rural people. However, well into the 1970s, I continued to receive inquiries from people who still equated rural with farm or who could not envision what rural-nonfarm people did for a living.
Learn all about the major trends and future advancements in ICT! ICT Futures provides an insightful introduction to the major technology trends in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and to the economic, commercial and societal environment which is shaping them. The experienced author-team, consisting of experts from both industry and academia, addresses: The interaction between people and technology - how ICT affects every day social practices; the rise of social computing; how the way we interact with information and the devices we use are changing; and how trust can be assured over the Internet. The underlying ICT infrastructure - the semantic web and the semantic intranet; the real-time service-oriented infrastructure; the future optical network; self-managing networks and agents; P2P technologies; pervasiveness; mobility and wireless technology; and how all this infrastructure can be made secure. ICT technology and how it is affecting industries as diverse as health, finance, retail and law. The book covers a vast wealth of material, with a strong focus upon the impending changes to the way ICT operates.This reference is a valuable tool for people in managerial roles, CIOs, CTOs, business and technology strategists, and students undertaking technology MBAs, or technology modules in general MBAs. Professionals working in ICT will also find this book valuable.
Rural people and communities continue to play important social, economic, and environmental roles at a time when societies are rapidly urbanizing. This unrivaled critical introduction, now in a comprehensively updated second edition, examines the causes and consequences of major social and economic transformations affecting rural populations in recent decades, explores policies developed to ameliorate problems or enhance opportunities, and highlights the resilience of rural people and communities. In an engaging, reader-friendly style, the book explores both socio-demographic and political economic aspects of rural transformation through an accessible and up-to-date blend of theory and empirical analysis, with each chapter's discussion grounded in real-life case-study materials. The new edition has been completely revised throughout, with new data and literature, and carefully updated to address emerging issues of direct relevance to rural people and places, including a whole new chapter on rural politics. Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century will continue to be the standard reading of choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in rural sociology, community sociology, rural and/or population geography, community development, and population studies.