Rules of War by Iain Gale

By Iain Gale

Within the early 18th century, the British military led by means of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, have been the leaders of a wide-ranging and extremely winning alliance. Jack metal, maverick gentleman and superb soldier, was once in the course of any struggle. Ramilles 1706—one of the good victories of the British military, a sign conflict honor for the regiments who have been there. yet for Captain metal, status on the head of his Grenadiers, sinking into the swampy flooring, at odds along with his Allied companions and receiving contradictory orders, it used to be not easy to determine the final, Lord Marlborough's grand stratagem. Even after victory, metal reveals himself mired in additional problems. The Allies had notion that they have been freeing the Low international locations yet a few most well-liked their prior masters, the French, who no less than have been Catholic, and a few sought after independence from all powers, whereas others of his fellow officials sought after out of the conflict altogether. faraway from the conflict traces he enjoys, Jack metal is shipped undercover to find and take care of the traitors. He must establish the dependable locals who may aid a number of British develop troops into the besieged city—a risky undertaking made lethal via his id via an previous enemy of his and the intense malevolence of the renegade French pirate who's answerable for Ostende. the second one volume in a thrilling new Sharpe-like sequence by way of a revered army historian will pride all enthusiasts of Bernard Cornwell and Patrick O’Brian.

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Human biology and history by Smith, Malcolm T

By Smith, Malcolm T

This multi-disciplinary quantity weaves jointly the fields of biology, archaeology, anthropology, and historical past to supply an in-depth research of the organic historical past of earlier human populations. With contributions from a panel of specialists, the booklet absolutely explores learn tools, theoretical ways, and the results of analysis. Chapters contain discussions on variation and the English demographic regime, Read more...


a different interlacing of human biology and heritage, this e-book brings a clean point of view to the topic and may attract all scholars and pros throughout all degrees of biology, archaeology, Read more...

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The Coward's Guide to Conflict: Empowering Solutions for by Tim Ursiny

By Tim Ursiny

No one likes clash, yet you cannot stay away from it. most sensible performers similar to you face difficulties each day. should you understand how to accommodate clash good, you could flip it into your largest chance for success.The most sensible Performer's consultant to clash is your crucial clash guide, supplying you with the instruments you want to deal with clash and are available out on best. Discover:--Why you want to understand how to deal with conflict--How to acknowledge clash sooner than it happens--The top how one can care for tricky people--How to construct power through overcoming problems--Secrets to impacting and major others--Tools to steer you earlier conflictTop performers face clash head-on and are available out on best. you're only a brief learn clear of gaining knowledge of this crucial ability.

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Delinquency and Animal Cruelty: Myths and Realities about by Suzanne R. Goodney Lea

By Suzanne R. Goodney Lea

Lea demanding situations the statement made through animal rights activists that animal cruelty enacted in the course of adolescence is a precursor to human-directed violence. The activists argue that our such a lot violent criminals started out their bloody sprees with animal torture. many fogeys, lecturers, tuition directors, and coverage makers have therefore authorised this declare on face price. against this, Lea unearths that, in truth, many American childrens and boys, particularly have interaction in acts of animal cruelty yet that few of those childrens move directly to enact human-directed violence. This hyperlink doesn't stand up to rigorous statistical exam and should be a fable that serves to label youngsters stuck in those acts as harmful monsters. In-depth debts of animal cruelty, analyzed herein, recommend that children whose habit is going undetected adventure those acts as a section in their early life that they outgrow or even later remorse.

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Gender-Based Violence (Oxfam Working in Gender and by Geraldine Terry, Joanna Hoare

By Geraldine Terry, Joanna Hoare

Gender-based violence impacts each society on the earth, and represents an important obstacle to improvement. a person could be a sufferer of violence at the grounds in their gender id, however it is predominantly girls and women whose lives are constrained by way of its results. This quantity explores and discusses the wide range of varieties that gender-based violence can take, together with violence that happens inside of marriage, in the course of gasoline assortment and compelled evictions, and in class, and the influence that this violence may have at the means of sufferers to aid themselves and revel in their complete rights as people.

The authors additionally current examples of winning coverage and advocacy responses, starting from lobbying for higher felony and police security for sufferers, to operating with males and boys to strive against the underlying gender stereotypes and expectancies which legitimize gender-based violence opposed to girls. Case stories are drawn from internationally, from critical the US to Southeast Asia.

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Beyond Neutrality: Confronting the Crisis in Conflict by Bernard Mayer

By Bernard Mayer

During this thought-provoking, passionately written e-book, Bernard Mayer—an the world over acclaimed chief within the field—dares practitioners to invite the not easy questions on replacement dispute answer. What’s flawed with clash solution? Why aren’t extra contributors and corporations utilizing clash solution after they have an issue? Why doesn’t the general public comprehend extra approximately it? What are the bounds of clash answer? while does clash answer paintings and while does it not?  providing a dedicated practitioner’s critique of the occupation of mediation, arbitration, and substitute dispute solution, past Neutrality specializes in the present quandary within the box of clash answer and provides a practical reaction.

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Cyberbullying: Causes, Consequences, and Coping Strategies by Nicole L. Weber, William V., Jr. Pelfrey

By Nicole L. Weber, William V., Jr. Pelfrey

Weber and Pelfrey study qualitative and quantitative information accrued from center and highschool scholars in a wide city sector concerning the use of social applied sciences in cyberbullying perpetration and victimization. They extra discover the interconnectedness among the net and face-to-face environments created by means of those developments in expertise which could produce threat taking behaviors and faculty questions of safety. scholars said a carryover among environments (during college and after institution through social expertise) that create a continuing entry to friends and a reciprocal courting among cyberbullying perpetrators and sufferers who develop into perpetrators in retaliation. The booklet additionally offers perception from institution employees relating to regulations, protocols, and techniques to struggling with cyberbullying at school.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: post-conflict reconstruction by Alcira Kreimer

By Alcira Kreimer

Post-conflict reconstruction isn't new to the realm financial institution. in truth, the Bank's first personal loan used to be to the govt of France to rebuild the rustic after international battle II. what's new, is the speedily expanding variety of post-conflict components, and the enormity and complexity of rebuilding in every one case. to higher help post-conflict parts sooner or later, the financial institution is learning previous stories in facing post-conflict reconstruction. This quantity represents one in a chain. the opposite volumes talk about post-conflict reform in Uganda and El Salvador. The Bosnia and Herzegovina case is exclusive in the Bank's post-conflict reconstruction event by way of local features, political complexity, and constitution of monetary governance. This learn examines the evolution of the clash and the Bank's function sooner than, in the course of, and after the clash. It additionally analyzes which efforts have been profitable and which can be greater.

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Rape and Sexual Power in Early America by Sharon Block

By Sharon Block

In a complete exam of rape and its prosecution in British the US among 1700 and 1820, Sharon Block exposes the dynamics of sexual energy on which colonial and early republican Anglo-American society used to be established. Block analyzes the criminal, social, and cultural implications of greater than 9 hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and 1000s extra extralegal commentaries present in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and different print and manuscript resources. Highlighting the distance among stories of coerced intercourse and incidents that have been publicly labeled as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape have been dependent much less on what really occurred than on who used to be concerned. She demanding situations traditional narratives that declare sexual relatives among white ladies and black males turned racially charged simply within the past due 19th century. Her research extends racial ties to rape again into the colonial interval and past the bounds of the southern slave-labor approach. Early american citizens' therapy of rape, Block argues, either enacted and helped to maintain the social, racial, gender, and political hierarchies of a brand new global and a brand new state.

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Open Fire: Understanding Global Gun Cultures by Charles Fruehling Springwood

By Charles Fruehling Springwood

Weapons are in every single place: 3 quarters of one thousand million weapons - from pistols to laptop weapons - exist on the earth this day. And weapons are every thing: a hard-won image of person freedom, an index of crime and disease, an entire legitimately contributing to an economic system, a favored piece of activities apparatus, and an item of wish, forever duplicated by way of toys, games and movies. Open hearth offers a huge research of the social, cultural and political value of firearms and the worlds they bring about. Illustrated with quite a lot of case fabric - from North and South the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa - Open fireplace explores and questions this international icon of our instances. Why do weapons proliferate? What does it suggest to shoot or to be shot? Who owns weapons and who doesn't? How is a firearm, a synthetic factor, very assorted from the other item? Is there this kind of factor as a "gun psychology"? How are firearms seemed in areas the place they're principally non-existent? Is a gun a unique factor whilst held through a white guy?

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