Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben’s experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We’re at a bleak moment in human history -- and we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away. Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.
Release on 1984 | by Jürgen W. Falter,Christian Fenner,Micheal Th. Greven
Verhandlungen der Fachtagung der DVPW vom 11.–13. Oktober 1983 in Mannheim
Author: Jürgen W. Falter,Christian Fenner,Micheal Th. Greven
Pubpsher: Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften
Category: Social Science
1) Im Rahmen des von Heino Kaack und Reinhold Roth geleiteten DFG-Projekts "Parteiensystem und Legitimation des politi schen Systems in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Paleps)", befinden sich zwei von R. Roth und E. Wiesendahl durchge fuhrte Befragungsstudien von Parteieliten und Parteimit gliedern in Bremen und Umgebung in der . Auswertung, von de nen u. a. AufschluB tiber die empirische Stichhaltigkeit - niger zentraler Annahmen de·s· Modells erwartet werden. Literaturverzeichnis Anderson, L. F. , 1968: Organizational Theory and the Study of State and Local Parties, in: Crotty, W. J. (ed. ), Approa ches to the Study of Party Organization, Boston Beyme, K. v. , 1982: Parteien in westlichen Demokratien, Mtinchen Bluedorn, A. C. , 1980: Cutting the Gordian Knot: A Critique of the Effectiveness Tradition in Organizational Re search, in: Sociology and Social Research,64, s. 477-496 Budaus, D. /Dobler, C. , 1977: Theoretische Konzepte und Kri terien zur Beurteilung der Effektivitat von Organisat- nen, in: Management international Revue, 17, S. 61-75 Cohen, M. D. /March, J. G. /Olsen, J. P. , 1972: A Garbage Can z. - de1 of Organizational Choice, in:Adm. Sc. Quart~ 117,S. t-25 Cohen, M. D. /March,J. G. /Olsen, . lP. , 1976: People, Problems,So lutions and the Ambiguity of Relevance,in: March, J. G. / Olsen, J. P. , Ambiguity and Choice in Organizations, Bergen etc. Crotty, W. J. , 1970: Political Parties Research,in: Haas, M. / Kariel, H. S. (eds. ),Approaches to the Study of Political Science, Scanton, Penns.
The poems in Marjorie Stelmach's Falter attempt to comprehend what Soren Kierkegaard in Fear and Trembling deems our "highest passion": faith--a task that he claims has remained the same for each generation and "is always adequate for a person's lifetime." In the opening section, "Inscrutability & Error," the poems consider an assortment of obstacles--misinterpretations, distractions, self-delusions, dead ends, and excuses--that complicate this task, leaving the various seekers in frustration, even despair. The title poem, which makes up the central section, follows a woman through the first difficult days of a silent retreat, guided by readings from The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers, contemplation of the natural world, and meditation on her own personal history. The poems of the final section, "The Breaking Strain of Grace," gather the hard-won bits of understanding arrived at in parts one and two and apply them to the sorrows and losses of later life. Although the pilgrimage toward a steadfast faith must continue, these poems show the seeker arriving at some provisional faiths that may serve as she nears the conclusion of her allotted lifetime.
The book poetically looks at a few failings and near failings in order to shed some light on the why, when, and how of failure. It defines failure as something rather dramatic that many times has consequences far beyond the initial happenstance. The book is not concerned with human or societal failure. It is not concerned with mechanical, chemical, or electrical failure. It is, however, concerned with personal faltering rather than failure. The book is concerned with faltering, which is a common thing that happens more frequently than failing. Faltering is a wavering or hesitating condition that precludes failure and usually prevents failure. Faltering is not always bad. It is usually when little problems surface before a big problem happens. Faltering most often is a learning situation and should be considered a good thing. Thank God people falter before failing.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2015 LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015 LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016 WINNER OF THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015 WINNER OF THE GEOFFREY FABER MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR FICTION You find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town. A note sellotaped to the inside of the jumble-shop window: COMPASSIONATE & TOLERANT OWNER. A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS & WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER FOUR. A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, ‘too old for starting over, too young for giving up’, and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast – but they quickly find in each other a strange companionship of sorts. As spring turns to summer, their relationship grows and intensifies, until a savage act forces them to abandon the precarious life they’d established, and take to the road. Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a wholly different kind of love story: a devastating portrait of loneliness, loss and friendship, and of the scars that are more than skin-deep. Written with tremendous empathy and insight, in lyrical language that surprises and delights, this is an extraordinary and heartbreaking debut by a major new talent
Azazel relishes the chance to be on the offensive for once. Chased all her life, fighting one enemy or another who intended to kill her, it's nice to be pursuing the bad guys instead of running from them. Of course, Jason doesn't agree that they're bad guys. He doesn't think they have the right to make moral judgments like that. Not after all the horrible things they've done. He chooses to stay home and get to know his son, Chance. Jason spends his days playing with Chance and going to parent-teacher conferences. Azazel spends hers hunting down and killing people who sell Nephilim blood. Jason tries to pretend he doesn't long for a life of action, but deep down, he misses violence. He craves it. The strain of domestic life is getting to Jason. It won't be long until he snaps.
Ryan Shea has sworn off men.After her last relationship imploded in front of her eyes, she decides to take a break from swimming in the dating pool ... possibly forever. The brilliant computer whiz loses her brain when it comes to love, and jumping feet first burns her every time.Without a home, or much of a clue where life is headed, taking a trip back to the small town of Fawn Hill to stay with her best friend seems like the only option.Except it puts Ryan directly in the path of the one man she can't fall for. Fletcher Nash reminds her too much of the dark past she's always run from; his demons are the things of her nightmares. And it's no help that, when he looks at her, she feels as if Fletcher is the one person who truly understands.Fletcher Nash vowed not to fall in lust.Five years of sobriety, and he hasn't broken the chastity promise yet. Not that it had to keep for this long ... he's well over the normal year addicts are told not to get involved.But, aside from a busy schedule and trying to chase his dream of becoming a full-time artist, he has no intentions of committing to a woman until she is the one.Why is it, then, that sassy, city girl Ryan Shea comes dangerously close to resembling the exact woman he could break that promise for? Like sand through his fingers, there is no way she'll stay put ... but his heart just won't listen.They pledged not to love anyone until it was the real thing.So what happens when two people terrified of falling head-over-heels, actually do?
Release on 2015-11-26 | by Sunit Ghosh,Florian Falter,Albert C. Perrino, Jr
Author: Sunit Ghosh,Florian Falter,Albert C. Perrino, Jr
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Cardiopulmonary Bypass, 2nd edition, offers a complete introduction to this specialist technique for medical and technical personnel involved in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support. A clinically based overview of the subject is provided and updated chapters incorporate the most current developments in the field. Introductory chapters cover equipment and preparation of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, safety and monitoring, routine conduct of bypass, and the process of weaning from mechanical to physiological circulation. Specialist chapters on mechanical support, ECMO, special surgical procedures, blood conservation techniques, and particular medical conditions that affect the conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass are also included. This new edition includes self-assessment multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to test their own understanding of the material. Written and edited by specialists from leading cardiac centres in the UK and USA, this is an invaluable resource for clinical perfusion scientists, cardiac surgeons and cardiothoracic anaesthetists in training.