Tormented by his mother's death... Taken for granted by his father... Trained in deadly martial arts... Jason Steed is looking for a place to call home. He finds what he's looking for in the Sea Cadets-an elite group of British youngsters being groomed for lifelong service in the military. But when a routine training exercise goes awry, Jason finds himself in the middle of a secret mission. The future of the world hangs in the balance...and Jason might be the only one who can save it. "A coming of age heart wrenching story packed with laughs and fast paced action. Most readers who love action and spy fiction will devour this dynamic book in a single sitting or two, otherwise they'll be in extreme agony waiting to see what happens next." -Fictionreviewer.com
"A page–turner in the spirit of Alex Ride and Co."—Kirkus Only one secret agent can defeat the world's most ruthless criminal organization. He was surrounded. Jason's body worked automatically, his mind blank. He was fighting to breathe, forcing himself not to give up. But he was trapped. Standing on one leg and kicking out to keep the men back, he fumbled for the door handle to his left. He ran inside and leaped onto the narrow window ledge. He was nearly a hundred feet up, but the Triad thugs were closing fast. Jason jumped— Martial arts expert and undercover agent Jason Steed is on the run, hunted by a crew of vicious criminals. To survive, he must rely on his training-to be faster, smarter, tougher. Jason will do whatever it takes to defeat the Triads. But when his own government turns against him, does he have more enemies than he can handle?
Providing critical insights that will interest readers ranging from economists to environmentalists, policymakers, and politicians, this book analyzes the economics and technology trends involved in the dilemma of decarbonization and addresses why aggressive policy is required in a capitalist political economy to create a sea change away from fossil fuels. • Presents comprehensive and understandable reviews of more than 200 recent empirical studies of market imperfections in the energy efficiency and climate change literature, providing a basis for targeting policies at the most important causes of poor market performance • Argues that aggressive action to induce change and overcome resistance, using targeted policies rather than broad-based taxes, is the strategy that will create movement towards a decarbonized economy and world • Provides a logical decision-making framework and portfolio analysis that enables policymakers and regulators to choose, explain, and defend their decisions, objectively and transparently
E.A.R.T.H. is a Phi-Sci-Fi story of two friends on a distant planet that grow up wanting to be the cream of the crop in their alien race. They have plans of going into the same field and aspirations to be the best of the best until one suddenly quits and disappears. Thirty years later, they come back together and discover the hidden truths about their race.
Courage battles magic as deadly war rages on. Julia Morton, former Olympian and current sorceress of Athione, has been defeated. As she battles a Tancred addiction, her lover Lord Keverin must journey across Deva in a desperate mission to save her. The fog of war and winter lie heavy upon the land. Shelim, a former warrior and now shaman of the Night Wind Clan must risk all to persuade an obstinate chief to form an alliance at Denpasser. Painful choices and dark times lie ahead for Julia and her allies. The Warrior Within is the third book in the Devan Chronicles, an epic fantasy series. If you like relentless action, constant twists and turns, and detailed world building, then you'll love Mark E. Cooper's latest yarn. Buy The Warrior Within to continue the brilliant fantasy series today! Reading Order: 1. The God Decrees 2. The Power that Binds 3. The Warrior Within 4. Dragon Dawn 5. Destiny's Pawn A fantasy story written in the epic style with a historical background of war and betrayal. Sorcerers battle with magic while ordinary men have their courage and swords to protect them in a war ravaged country.
Ripped from our world to theirs, will she be their savior or their destroyer? Julia is pure dedication. The 19-year-old gymnast works herself to the bone each day to prepare for the upcoming Olympic Games. A competition she'll never reach. When she's summoned by a wizard to save his people, she'll be stranded on an alien world where women are sheltered, magic is real, and there's no way home. As she comes to terms with her new role, she must make new allies and friends if she wants any chance of survival. The God Decrees is the first book in the Devan Chronicles, a four-book fantasy series. If you like strong, three-dimensional characters; vivid descriptions; and enchanting magic, then you'll love a series that grabs you and keeps you through the very last page. Buy the book to start Mark E. Cooper's magical sword and sorcery series today! 1. The God Decrees 2. The Power that Binds 3. The Warrior Within 4. Dragon Dawn 5. Destiny's Pawn This fantasy story is about a woman summoned to a magical world where she becomes a sorceress and champion for good. An epic fantasy set in a world at war with historical fantasy overtones. Wizards battle with sorcerers and sorceresses while ordinary men fight to survive tumultuous times with nothing but their sword, dagger and bravery.
Under attack, she'll stop at nothing to keep her crew alive. Nanotechnology was all that sustained humanity in their brutal war against the Merkiaari. The consequence was the creation of vipers, a regiment of cyborg super soldiers tasked with protecting the Alliance. When Gunnary Sergeant Gina Fuentez finds one of the fabled viper cyborgs in a terrorist camp during a mission, her squad comes under attack. Two members of her squad are dead, and she'll face the same fate if she can't escape the ensuring firefight. What Price Honour is the second book in Mark E. Cooper's Merkiaari Wars, a military sci-fi space opera. If you like Tom Clancy, Stephen King, and James Michener, then you'll love a series that combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, captivating, intergalactic adventure. Buy this book to continue the epic series today! Reading Order: 1. Hard Duty 2. What Price Honour 3. Operation Oracle 4. Operation Breakout 5. Incursion This is a science fiction book of first contact and alien invasion seen from both human and alien points of view. Expect to see space fleets battling and military themes. Military science fiction, alien invasion, first contact, space opera
His old life shattered, his new life is consumed with revenge… and love. Dr. David Lephmann lived a normal existence until he was attacked by a shifter. Thrust into a world of violence and mistrust, he must battle for a place among his new people. Only strange new alliances can keep him alive. A powerful master vampire may help him take his revenge on the shifter who destroyed his life. There's only one distraction from his mission: an intriguing shifter woman who opens up his world to werewolf romance. With no way back to his old life, David has no choice but to bend to the rules of his new people. Can he survive the challenge? Way of the Wolf is the first book in the Shifter Legacies dark fantasy paranormal series. If you like shifters or the work of Anne McCaffrey, Christine Feehan, and Lynsay Sands, then you'll love the tantalizingly action-packed story. Buy the first book in a gripping paranormal series today! Reading order: 1. Way of the Wolf 2. Wolf’s Revenge 3. Wolf’s Justice (TBA) 4. Wolf’s War (TBA) A story set in the near future of an alternate United States where creatures of myth are real and have always lived, not always peacefully, with humans who are the dominate force on earth. Werewolves and shifters, vampires and elves all play their part.
Burgton will preserve mankind, even if he has to break every single law to do it. General Burgton's self-imposed mission is to safeguard the Alliance from future Merkiaari attacks. As the black missions Burgton authorizes begin to fail, he spends trillions of dollars on a forbidden solution: artificial intelligence. When the project collapses, Burgton compounds his crime. If he can't build an A.I., he'll just have to steal one! Operation Oracle is the third book in the Merkiaari Wars, a five-book military sci-fi space opera. Imagine Star Trek with more deadly combat and you'll have something half as exciting as Mark E. Cooper's groundbreaking series. Buy the book to continue this must-read series today! Reading Order: 1. Hard Duty 2. What Price Honour 3. Operation Oracle 4. Operation Breakout 5. Incursion This is a science fiction book of first contact and alien invasion seen from both human and alien points of view. Expect to see space fleets battling and military themes. Military science fiction, alien invasion, first contact, space opera
The war games are on, but the real battle has just begun… The Alliance is ready for the war games. The spectacular show of innovation and strength may change the way war is waged, but on far-flung worlds devastating incursions have already begun. The Merkiaari are back, but news can only travel as fast as a foldspace drone. Captain Eric Penleigh of the 501st Infantry Regiment looks forward to an easy assignment. All he needs to do is evaluate the best cutting-edge tech the Alliance has to offer and make nice with new alien allies. But when preparation for the games turns into a deadly war, nobody will be ready for what comes next.
On the edge of sanity, can she stop a ruthless killer? Formerly published separately in print as Rune Gate and Chosen. Alexandra Yorke was a top police clairvoyant, but years of living inside the heads of serial killers has taken its toll. Unable to control her gifts, she retreats from the world, but a few months of peace is all she has before a friend calls in need of help. Pursuing a killer into another world, she must journey through the magical kingdom of Inari to warn the queen of treachery, but the Goddess has her own plan for Alex, something she never would have expected. This edition contains Alex Yorke's complete magical adventure.
On the edge of sanity, can she stop a ruthless killer? For years, Alexandra Yorke was a top police clairvoyant, but she isn't a clairvoyant; she’s a witch, and living inside the heads of serial killers has taken its toll. Unable to control her gifts any longer, she retreats from the world. After a few months of peace, a friend in need asks for help. She reluctantly agrees. When evidence at a murder scene points to witches, Alex becomes the prime suspect. Rune Gate is the first book in the Rune Gate Cycle, a psychic and romantic urban detective series. If you like fast-paced, weird, supernatural tales that mix police procedurals with the paranormal, then you'll love this thrilling urban fantasy novel. Buy Rune Gate to start a riveting paranormal detective series today! Reading Order: Rune Gate Chosen
Her powers won't be enough to win a war. They'll need a miracle. Julia defends Deva with all she has, but it may not be enough to repel the forces of the cunning General Navarien. Despite her magic, Lucius' wizard spells, and the ruthless fighting skills of the clan warriors, Jihan knows his defeat is inevitable. The only hope is King Gylaren's march to the north. When Fortress Malcor falls, Jihan can only slow the Hasians down with the blood of his men. It will take a miracle for the King to reach Waldenvale before it's too late. Dragon Dawn is the fourth book in the Devan Chronicles, a sword and sorcery romantic adventure series set in an alternate historical fantasy world. If you like epic storytelling, complex battle scenes, and memorable characters, then you'll love Mark E. Cooper's story of one woman's adventures in the magical land of Deva. Buy Dragon Dawn to continue the epic fantasy series today! Reading Order: 1. The God Decrees 2. The Power that Binds 3. The Warrior Within 4. Dragon Dawn 5. Destiny's Pawn A fantasy story written in the epic style with a historical background of war and betrayal. Sorcerers battle with magic while ordinary men have their courage and swords to protect them in a war ravaged country.
Hostile aliens nearly eradicated humanity. Will the next encounter finish the job? Sixteen billion dead. In humanity's last brush with the Merkiaari, it was nearly wiped out in a war that spanned decades. When survey ship Captain Jeff Colgan discovers a new alien race, he's required to investigate. As the aliens discover Colgan's ship and begin to hunt him down, the captain's mission changes from one of study to one of survival. Hard Duty is the first installment in Merkiaari Wars, a five-book military sci-fi space opera. If you like realistic engineering, vivid battles, and futuristic warfare, then you'll love Mark E. Cooper's sci-fi work of art. Buy the first book in your new space opera obsession today! Reading Order: 1. Hard Duty 2. What Price Honour 3. Operation Oracle 4. Operation Breakout 5. Incursion This is a science fiction book of first contact and alien invasion seen from both human and alien points of view. Expect to see space fleets battling and military themes. Military science fiction, alien invasion, first contact, space opera
Alexandra Yorke is one of a few trusted clairvoyants working with police on murder cases, but she has a secret. She isn't a clairvoyant, she's a witch unlike any other she has ever met. For years she has struggled to control her gifts, but years living inside one serial killer's head after another has taken its toll, and Alex has reached the end of the road. Barely able to control her gifts any longer, Alex retreats from the world to live at her grandparents farm where she grew up. Seclusion is her answer, but the world will not leave her alone. A few months of peace is all she has before a friend calls her in need of help and Alex can't say no. A body has been found, and evidence points to a connection with witches. Who is it that everyone just knows is a witch? Why, that strange woman who just moved back from the big city of course. What a coincidence!
This special edition of Shifter Legacies combines books 1 and 2 and contains over 980 pages of dark paranormal urban fantasy LA gets a little hotter when there's blood on the streets… David Lephmann is a doctor who wants to treat shifters and other non humans equally, but in his world they have no rights. David puts himself in danger to help a shifter, and is infected with Lycanthropy himself. Suddenly he sees life from the non human point of view first-hand, and struggles to find his place in a world that hates him. He meets a powerful vampire with more honour than his old colleagues, and together they set out to change the world. The Shifter Legacies Series is a dark fantasy paranormal series. A story set in the near future of an alternate United States where creatures of myth are real and have always lived, not always peacefully, with humans who are the dominate force on earth. Werewolves and shifters, vampires and elves all play their part. Buy this gripping paranormal series today!
Ripped from our world to theirs, will she be their savior or their destroyer? 3 books. 1,000+ pages of action-packed fantasy. In war-torn Deva a desperate lord struggles against the tide of invasion. His friend casts a spell to summon aid, and Julia Morton disappears from her gym in England. Will she be their savior or their destroyer? Devan Chronicles Series: Books 1-3 includes the first three books in Mark Cooper's four book fantasy series. Cooper evokes David Weber's Safehold books with his epic tale, which features devastating war, enthralling battles, vivid descriptions, strong female heroines, and gripping prose. If you enjoy sword and sorcery books steeped in an epic war, then you'll love Mark Cooper's Devan Chronicles Series. Buy the box set today to get started on this fantastical medieval adventure! An epic fantasy set in a world at war with historical fantasy overtones. Wizards battle with sorcerers and sorceresses while ordinary men fight to survive tumultuous times with nothing but their sword, dagger and bravery. This fantasy story is about a woman summoned to a magical world where she becomes a sorceress and champion for good.
Humanity has been ravaged by alien war. Will the next encounter spell the end of mankind? 3 books and 1,200+ pages of interstellar action. Over 250 five-star ratings on Goodreads! In the far future, nanotechnology will be all that keeps us alive in a brutal war with the Merkiaari. Into this war-torn galaxy a courageous Marine, an alien geneticist, and a broken hero will unite in common cause... Merkiaari Wars Series: Books 1-3 includes the first three installments in an epic space opera that includes wall-to-wall action, elaborate battles, captivating aliens, and realistic science. If you enjoy military stories that mix philosophy with political intrigue, then you'll love Mark Cooper's unequivocal masterpiece. Pick up this box set, and you'll get a free two-chapter preview of Operation Breakout (book 4). Buy Merkiaari Wars Series: Books 1-3 and start reading today! This is a science fiction bundle of first contact and alien invasion seen from both human and alien points of view. Expect to see space fleets battling and military themes.
LA gets a little hotter when there's blood on the streets… Los Angeles, a city of vampires and shifters where violence simmers just below the surface. LAPD Lieutenant Christine Humber has worked for years in the city's most violent district, nicknamed Monster Central. When Chris examines the murder scene of a werewolf, a particularly hard-to-kill shifter, she doesn't find a shred of evidence. A serial killer was just what the city needed to make tensions start to bubble over. Threatened by the chance of a new urban revolt, the FBI steps in and tries to take the case. Chris reluctantly teams with the overly slim and beautiful Agent Flint to maintain the fragile peace. As the shifter body count grows, Chris and Flint must find answers before war and death spill out onto the streets. Wolf's Revenge is the second book in the Shifter Legacies, a horror and sci-fi/fantasy series that features page-turning adventure, gripping suspense, sweet romance, and realistic characters. If you liked Way of the Wolf, you'll love diving back into Mark E. Cooper's well-fleshed out world. Buy Wolf's Revenge to continue the series today! Reading order: 1. Way of the Wolf 2. Wolf’s Revenge 3. Wolf’s Justice (TBA) 4. Wolf’s War (TBA) A story set in the near future of an alternate United States where creatures of myth are real and have always lived, not always peacefully, with humans who are the dominate force on earth. Werewolves and shifters, vampires and elves all play their part.
Retired Master Sergeant Cooper speaks his mind about a myriad of subjects from parenting to politics and all stops in between.
Artist Mark Cooper aims to change the way you think about making art with kids. Working with schools around the country, Cooper has brought together scores of teachers and hundreds of children to make remarkable collaborative art that has enlivened classrooms and public spaces and been displayed in the nation's most prestigious museums. In this inspiring, practical, idea-filled book, Cooper shows how any teacher—not just art teachers—can imagine and execute similar projects in their own classrooms. But more than that, Cooper transforms our sense of possibilities, arguing for a new view of art in schools. Making Art Together is a book about art education structured around big ideas: that adults can flourish in the role of Master Artist, that the perspective of contemporary art offers liberating possibilities for rethinking art in schools, that art can and should be about the larger world, and thus naturally ties in to all areas of the curriculum. Most of all, Cooper shows us the power of collaboration. From mammoth, freestanding sculptures to billboards against violence to maps of the world, the projects here are all planned, designed, and completed by children themselves. The resulting artwork is complex and ambitious on a scale that would be out of reach for any individual child. Working collaboratively, using a distinctly democratic model, kids actually think and work like adult artists throughout every stage of the project. Together the sky's the limit-the artistic and educational opportunities are boundless. Making Art Together is a bold, beautifully illustrated book that could—at a time when art budgets are being slashed—revitalize our sense of what art in schools can accomplish. From the Hardcover edition.
The assassination of Sadat brings to an end another era in Egyptian history. This book examines the crucial issues in the transformation of Egypt in the period between the death of Nasser and the murder of Sadat. Focusing on the upheavals in the Egyptian political and economic structure over the last twenty years, the book explains the change in Egypt's international orientation through a careful examination of domestic factors. The switch from Nasser's state socialist-political economy to Sadat's more laissez-faire approach and the institutional and structural links between the two are analysed as the key to understanding the dynamic developments within Egypt. The book argues that the propagation of a new political economy was the primary basis of Sadat's ability to remain in power, while the weaknesses in that economy drove Sadat to seek external solutions and ultimately undermined his domestic support. His conduct of the 1973 war, his trip to Jerusalem, his enthusiasm for the United States and his whole perception of Middle Eastern affairs must be seen in terms of his domestic policies and internal troubles. First published 1982.
This superb volume provides a critical assessment of genomics tools and approaches for crop breeding. Volume 1 presents the status and availability of genomic resources and platforms, and also devises strategies and approaches for effectively exploiting genomics research. Volume 2 goes into detail on a number of case studies of several important crop and plant species that summarize both the achievements and limitations of genomics research for crop improvement.
We are living in a time of unprecedented distrust in America: Faith in the government is at an all-time low, and political groups on both sides of the aisle are able to tout preposterous conspiracy theories as gospel, without much opposition. “Fake news” is the order of the day. This book is about a man to whom all of it points, the greatest conspiracist of this generation and a man you may not have heard of. A former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper published his manifesto Behold a Pale Horse in 1991. Since then it has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, becoming the number-one bestseller in the American prison system. (Bookscan lists sales at 289,000 since 2005.) According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated—because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth—by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; and the Illuminati are secretly involved with the U.S. government to manage relationships with extraterrestrials. Cooper died in a shootout with Apache County police in 2001, one month after September 11, in the year in which he had predicted catastrophe. Many of Cooper’s conclusions were driven by personal demons and a highly creative connection of dots, and yet they have shaped much of the fabric of American life in the past few decades. Terry Nichols, Timothy McVeigh’s cohort in the Oklahoma City bombing, was a fan, and Behold a Pale Horse has great appeal among right-wing radicals. On the other hand, the book transcends class and race barriers: It is read primarily by poor blacks in prison and appeals to people who acutely feel that society is fixed against them. It has inspired numerous hip-hop groups and continues to do so. In Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper’s fascinating life but also provides the social and political context for American paranoia. Indeed, with the present NSA situation and countless other shadowy government dealings often in the news, aren’t we right to suspect that things may not be as they seem?
Are homecoming games and freshman composition, Twitter feeds and scholarly monographs really mortal enemies? Media U presents a provocative rethinking of the development of American higher education centered on the insight that universities are media institutions. Tracing over a century of media history and the academy, Mark Garrett Cooper and John Marx argue that the fundamental goal of the American research university has been to cultivate audiences and convince them of its value. Media U shows how universities have appropriated new media technologies to convey their message about higher education, the aims of research, and campus life. The need to create an audience stamps each of the university’s steadily proliferating disciplines, shapes its structure, and determines its division of labor. Cooper and Marx examine how the research university has sought to inform publics and convince them of its value to American society, from the rise of football and Great Books programs in the early twentieth century through a midcentury communications complex linking big science, New Criticism, and design, from the co-option of 1960s student activist media through the early-twenty-first-century reception of MOOCs and the latest promises of technological disruption. The book considers the ways in which universities have used media platforms to reconcile national commitments to equal opportunity with corporate capitalism as well as the vexed relationship of democracy and hierarchy. By exploring how media engagement brought the American university into being and continues to shape academic labor, Media U presents essential questions and resources for reimagining the university and confronting its future.
Touching upon some of South Carolina’s most beloved places and attractions, this delightful board book will lull young readers to sleep while enjoying a scenic tour of Hilton Head, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Greenville, Pawley’s Island, lighthouses, shrimp boats, fishing, local foods, plantations, sea life, Riverbank Zoo, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
From Lake Ontario and Toronto Harbor to the CN Tower and local sports teams and museums, this board book highlights the many aspects of Toronto that make the city so interesting and unique, including Kensington Market, Casa Loma, Black Creek Village, Toronto Islands, Ripley's Aquarium, Fort York, Riverdale Farm, Queens's Park, Royal Ontario Museum, and more.
Between 1912 and 1919, the Universal Film Manufacturing Company credited eleven women with directing at least 170 films, but by the mid-1920s all of these directors had left Universal and only one still worked in the film industry at all. Two generations of cinema historians have either overlooked or been stymied by the mystery of why Universal first systematically supported and promoted women directors and then abruptly reversed that policy. In this trailblazing study, Mark Garrett Cooper approaches the phenomenon as a case study in how corporate movie studios interpret and act on institutional culture in deciding what it means to work as a man or woman. In focusing on issues of institutional change, Cooper challenges interpretations that explain women's exile from the film industry as the inevitable result of a transhistorical sexism or as an effect of a broadly cultural revision of gendered work roles. Drawing on a range of historical and sociological approaches to studying corporate institutions, Cooper examines the relationship between institutional organization and aesthetic conventions during the formative years when women filmmakers such as Ruth Ann Baldwin, Cleo Madison, Ruth Stonehouse, Elise Jane Wilson, and Ida May Park directed films for Universal.
In a world where product lifespans are often measured in months, the IBM® Transaction Processing Facility has remained relevant for more than four decades by continuing to process high volumes of transactions quickly and reliably. As the title of this book suggests, the z/TPF system uses open, standard interfaces to create services. Integration of new applications with existing z/TPF functions is a key factor in extending application capabilities. The ability for service data objects (SDO) to access the z/TPF Database Facility (z/TPFDF) provides a framework for data application program development that includes an architecture and application programming interfaces (APIs). SDO access to z/TPFDF provides remote client applications with access to z/TPF traditional data. In the simplest terms, service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a means by which like, or unlike, systems can communicate with one another despite differences between each system's heritage. SOA can neutralize the differences between systems so that they understand one another. SOA support for z/TPF is a means by which z/TPF can interact with other systems that also support SOA. This book discusses various aspects of SOA in the z/TPF system, including explanations and examples to help z/TPF users implement SOA. IBM WebSphere® Application Server was chosen as the partner system as a means of demonstrating how a world class transaction server and a world class application server can work together. This book shows you how you can exploit z/TPF as a transaction server, participating in a SOA structure alongside WebSphere Application Server. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to z/TPF and the technologies critical to SOA. z/TPF is positioned as a provider or consumer in an SOA by supporting SOAP processing, communication bindings, and Extensible Markup Language (XML). An example is used to show how z/TPF can be used both as a Web service provider and as a consumer. A second example shows how to use WebSphere Operational Decision Management to apply business rules. A third example shows how business event processing can be incorporated in z/TPF applications. An example is also used to discuss security aspects, including z/TPF XML encryption and the z/TPF WS-Security wrapper. The main part of the book concludes with a discussion of z/TPF in an open systems environment, including examples of lightweight implementations to fit z/TPF, such as the HTTP server for the z/TPF system. The appendixes include information and examples using TPF Toolkit, sample code, and workarounds (with yes, more examples).
The twentieth century generated tens of thousands of hours of American newsfilm but not the scholarly apparatus necessary to analyze and contextualize them. Assembling new approaches to the study of U.S. newsfilm in cinema and television, this book makes a long overdue critical intervention in the field of film and media studies by addressing the format’s inherent intermediality; its mediation of "events" for local, national, and transnational communities; its distinctive archival legacies; and, consequently, its integral place in film and television studies more broadly. This collection brings fresh, contemporary methodologies and analysis to bear on a vast amount of material that has languished in relative obscurity for far too long.
• Well-known and well-loved bishop of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion This official biography tells the compelling story of the Rt. Rev. Mark Dyer: Irish Catholic boy from New Hampshire, U.S. Navy vet, Roman Catholic then Episcopal priest, bishop, and seminary professor—and one of the most influential, beloved leaders of the American Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Following a dispute with ecclesiastical authorities, Dyer left the Roman Church for the Anglican Church of Canada. Later received as priest in the Episcopal Church, his gifts as teacher, preacher, and pastor were recognized with election as Bishop of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. There, he established a new model of leadership, delegating administrative duties to concentrate on spiritual direction, pastoral care, and creating mission projects at every church in his diocese. Also renowned as a story-teller, many of his favorite stories appear here, told in his own voice. Called by leadership of the Anglican Communion to a variety of roles, for more than 20 years Bishop Dyer was on the front lines of the most contentious issues facing the church throughout the world, including ordination of women and gay people. He also was co-chair of the ecumenical dialogue between the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Churches, which produced a landmark agreement after 17 years of meetings.
On July 14, 1895, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, fifty-nine years old and deeply in debt, boarded a night train to Cleveland, launching a performance tour designed to alleviate his financial woes, and, more importantly, resuscitate his alter ego, Mark Twain. The journey took him to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa, and led to the resurrection of Twain as a celebrity. Equal parts travelogue, social history, and biography, Around the World with Mark Twain paints a decidedly different portrait of Clemens: a more tragic, darker figure who faced financial ruin and personal loss throughout his life. Around the World with Mark Twain delights while deepening our understanding of this magnificent personality.
Open Sources 2.0 is a collection of insightful and thought-provoking essays from today's technology leaders that continues painting the evolutionary picture that developed in the 1999 book Open Sources: Voices from the Revolution . These essays explore open source's impact on the software industry and reveal how open source concepts are infiltrating other areas of commerce and society. The essays appeal to a broad audience: the software developer will find thoughtful reflections on practices and methodology from leading open source developers like Jeremy Allison and Ben Laurie, while the business executive will find analyses of business strategies from the likes of Sleepycat co-founder and CEO Michael Olson and Open Source Business Conference founder Matt Asay. From China, Europe, India, and Brazil we get essays that describe the developing world's efforts to join the technology forefront and use open source to take control of its high tech destiny. For anyone with a strong interest in technology trends, these essays are a must-read. The enduring significance of open source goes well beyond high technology, however. At the heart of the new paradigm is network-enabled distributed collaboration: the growing impact of this model on all forms of online collaboration is fundamentally challenging our modern notion of community. What does the future hold? Veteran open source commentators Tim O'Reilly and Doc Searls offer their perspectives, as do leading open source scholars Steven Weber and Sonali Shah. Andrew Hessel traces the migration of open source ideas from computer technology to biotechnology, and Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger and Slashdot co-founder Jeff Bates provide frontline views of functioning, flourishing online collaborative communities. The power of collaboration, enabled by the internet and open source software, is changing the world in ways we can only begin to imagine.Open Sources 2.0 further develops the evolutionary picture that emerged in the original Open Sources and expounds on the transformative open source philosophy. "This is a wonderful collection of thoughts and examples bygreat minds from the free software movement, and is a must have foranyone who follows free software development and project histories." --Robin Monks, Free Software Magazine The list of contributors include Alolita Sharma Andrew Hessel Ben Laurie Boon-Lock Yeo Bruno Souza Chris DiBona Danese Cooper Doc Searls Eugene Kim Gregorio Robles Ian Murdock Jeff Bates Jeremy Allison Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona Kim Polese Larry Sanger Louisa Liu Mark Stone Mark Stone Matthew N. Asay Michael Olson Mitchell Baker Pamela Jones Robert Adkins Russ Nelson Sonali K. Shah Stephen R. Walli Steven Weber Sunil Saxena Tim O'Reilly Wendy Seltzer
Short humorous critical essay. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was a humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer from the United States of America. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain 'the father of American literature.'"
Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the Secret Government and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research. "Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." -- Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas. "The onlt man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City. "Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." -- William Cooper, October 24, 1989.
The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.
Though Satanstoe has been too much neglected by readers of Cooper’s time and ours, it is one of his most interesting books, combining nostalgic autobiographical recollections, pictures of manners, action and adventure, and social philosophy in one of the author's happiest experiments in fiction. Ostensibly, it gives a comprehensive view of colonial life and society in New York State in the middle of the eighteenth century, blending all these elements with the narrative skill for which the author has always been famous.
Leverage the power of failure in your organization Nobody wants to fail, but failure is a fact of life. Most of us treat it as a regrettable, even shameful, event best overlooked. In truth, failure can be a game-changing strategic resource that can help you and your organization achieve the greater success you crave. The Other "F" Word shows how successful leaders and teams are putting failure to work every day - to re-engage employees, spark innovation and accelerate growth. Authors Danner and Coopersmith - with their rare blend of senior-level executive experience, global advising, teaching acumen and cross-discipline perspective - share these valuable new practices, and show how they can improve results across your organization. Based on exclusive interviews with prominent leaders and insightful examples from their own in-depth work, the book features a practical seven-stage framework to liberate failure as a force to advance your leadership agenda. After all, everyone creates and confronts failure on a daily basis. Why not use it to your advantage? The Other "F" Word shows you how to: Start an open, productive conversation about failure across your organization Reduce the fear of failure that stifles initiative, creativity and engagement Anticipate, prepare for and respond to failure, so you can leverage it when it happens Harness failure as a catalyst to drive innovation, improve performance and strengthen culture Failure's like gravity – pervasive and powerful. Whether you're a leader or team member of a startup, a growing business, or an established enterprise, failure is today's lesson for tomorrow. Let The Other "F" Word show you how to apply this lesson and take your company where it needs to go.
A study of the relationships between music and contemporary media.