Into the Dangerous World Book
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Into the Dangerous World


  • Author : Julie Chibbaro
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698170469
  • Total Read : 79
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

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Into the Dangerous World Summary:

At a family meeting, Ror declares her purpose: She is an artist. But she doesn’t really know what that means. Raised on a commune, she’s never attended a day of school, and has seen little of the outside world. What she knows best is drawing. To her, it’s like breathing; it’s how she makes sense of the world. When her father torches the commune—and himself—Ror’s life changes. She, her mother and sister end up in a homeless residence in Manhattan, where she runs into trouble—and love—with Trey, the leader of Noise Ink, a graffiti crew. On the city’s streets, and in its museums and galleries, Ror finds herself pulled in different directions. Her father wanted her to make classic art. Noise Ink insists she stay within their lines. Her art teacher urges her to go to college. What does she want? Ror’s journey is a seamless blend of words and pictures, cinematic in its scope--a sharp-edged, indelible work of art that will live inside your head.

A Dangerous World  Book

A Dangerous World


  • Author : Christopher A. Preble
  • Publisher : Cato Institute
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939709417
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

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A Dangerous World Summary:

In 2013, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey stated that the world is “more dangerous than it has ever been.” Is this accurate? Do we live in a world that is uniquely dangerous? Is it possible that the many threats and dangers promoted by policymakers and the media are exaggerated or overblown? In this timely edited volume, experts on international security assess – and put into context – the supposed dangers to American security. The authors examine the most frequently referenced threats, including wars between nations and civil wars within nations, and discuss the impact of rising nations, weapons proliferation, general unrest, terrorism, transnational crime, and state failures.

Courage in a Dangerous World Book

Courage in a Dangerous World


  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-03-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 0231500033
  • Total Read : 79
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb

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Dozens of books have been written about Eleanor Roosevelt, but her own writings are largely confined to the Roosevelt archives in Hyde Park. Courage in a Dangerous World allows her own voice again to be heard. Noted Eleanor Roosevelt scholar Allida M. Black has gathered more than two hundred columns, articles, essays, and speeches culled from archives whose pages number in the millions, tracing her development from timorous columnist to one of liberalism's most outspoken leaders. From "My Day" newspaper columns about Marian Anderson and excerpts from Moral Basis of Democracy and This Troubled World to speeches and articles on the Holocaust and McCarthyism, this anthology provides readers with the tools to reconstruct the politics of a woman who redefined American liberalism and democratic reform. Arranged chronologically and by topic, the volume covers the New Deal years, the White House years, World War II at home and abroad, the United Nations and human rights, the Cold War, the civil rights movement, the resurgence of feminism, and much more. In addition, the collection features excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's correspondence with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Adlai Stevenson, J. Edgar Hoover, John F. Kennedy, and ordinary Americans. The volume features a collection of 30 rare photographs. A comprehensive bibliography of Eleanor Roosevelt's articles serves as a valuable resource, providing a link to the issues she held dear, many of which are still hotly debated today.

Dangerous World of Butterflies Book
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Dangerous World of Butterflies


  • Author : Peter Laufer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762799817
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

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Dangerous World of Butterflies Summary:

This widely praised book chronicles Peter Laufer's adventures within the butterfly industry and the butterfly underground. Laufer begins by examining the allure of butterflies throughout history, but his research soon veers into the high-stake realms of organized crime, ecological devastation, museum collections, and chaos theory. His ever-expanding journey of discovery throughout the Americas and beyond offers a rare look into a theater of intrigue, peopled with quirky and nefarious characters—all in pursuit of these delicate, beautiful creatures. Read this book, and your garden—and the world—will never quite look the same.

The International Politics of Fashion Book

The International Politics of Fashion


  • Author : Andreas Behnke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317656227
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb

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The International Politics of Fashion Summary:

This book seeks to address and fill a puzzling omission in contemporary critical IR scholarship. Following on from the aesthetic turn in IR, critical and ‘postmodern’ IR has produced an impressive array of studies into movies, literature, music and art and the way these media produce, mediate, and represent international politics. By contrast, the proponents of the aesthetic turn have overlooked fashion as a source of knowledge about global politics. Yet stories about the political role of fashion abound in the news media. Margaret Thatcher used dress to define her political image, and more recently the fascination with Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni and other women in similar positions, and the discussions about the appropriateness of their wardrobes, regularly makes the news. In Sudan, a female writer and activist successfully challenged the government over her right to wear trousers in public and in Europe, the debate on women’s headscarves has politicised a garment item and turned it into a symbol of fundamentalism and oppression. In response, the contributors to this book investigate the politics of fashion from a variety of perspectives, addressing theoretical as well as empirical issues, establishing the critical study of fashion and its protagonists as a central contribution to the aesthetic turn in international politics. The politics of fashion go beyond these examples of the uses and abuses of textiles and fabrics for political purposes, extending into its very ‘grammar’ and vocabulary. This book will be a unique contribution to the field and will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, critical IR theory and popular culture and world politics.

Living in a Dangerous World Book

Living in a Dangerous World


  • Author : William P. Smith
  • Publisher : New Growth Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781938267659
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

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Living in a Dangerous World Summary:

Everyone is afraid of something. Fear is part of the human experience of living in a broken, fallen world. We try to manage our fears, but our coping mechanisms impact our faith. We hoard and stop praying for provision. We stockpile information and forget to seek godly wisdom. Yet we continue to live anxious lives. William P. Smith explains that our faith should, instead, change our strategies for dealing with fear. He offers practical guidance on how to exchange fear for faith by learning to find security in our relationship with an all-sufficient, unchanging God.

Eastward of Good Hope Book

Eastward of Good Hope


  • Author : Dane A. Morrison
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1421442361
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

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Eastward of Good Hope Summary:

Morrison reconsiders American ideas about the world through three questions: How did British Americans imagine the world before independence allowed them to travel "Eastward of Good Hope"? What were the signal encounters that filled the public sphere in their early years of global encounter? And finally, how did Americans' contacts with other peoples inflect their ideas about the world and their place in it? Written in a lively, engaging style, Eastward of Good Hope will appeal to scholars and the general public alike.

The Irrational Economist Book

The Irrational Economist


  • Author : Erwann Michel-Kerjan
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2010-01-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786746262
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb

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Of the twenty most costly catastrophes since 1970, more than half have occurred since 2001. Is this an omen of what the 21st century will be? How might we behave in this new, uncertain and more dangerous environment? Will our actions be rational or irrational? A select group of scholars, innovators, and Nobel Laureates was asked to address challenges to rational decision making both in our day-to-day life and in the face of catastrophic threats such as climate changes, natural disasters, technological hazards, and human malevolence. At the crossroads of decision sciences, behavioral and neuro-economics, psychology, management, insurance, and finance, their contributions aim to introduce readers to the latest thinking and discoveries. The Irrational Economist challenges the conventional wisdom about how to make the right decisions in the new era we have entered. It reveals a profound revolution in thinking as understood by some of the greatest minds in our day, and underscores the growing role and impact of economists and other social scientists as they guide our most important personal and societal decisions.