Street Duty Case One Knock Down

Author: Chris Ould
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781409547297
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Victim: Teenage female, 14 years old. Unconcious. Head Injury. Laceration to arm. Struck by lorry. Why was Ashleigh Jarvis running so fast that she didn't see the lorry? Why was she so scared? And why was she barefoot on a cold winter's evening? It's Holly Blade's first case and she wants to know the truth. But how much is she willing to risk? First in an arresting new series from BAFTA award-winning writer, Chris Ould. "Hard-hitting, challenging and explicit... compelling reading for teens aged 15 and over." - Lancashire Evening Post

The Kravchenko Case

Author: Gary Kern
Publisher: Enigma Books
ISBN: 9781936274888
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: History

Based on the private, unpublished papers of Victor Kravchenko, never before available to researchers and historians; hundreds of FBI documents won after a six-year lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act; and extensive interviews with the defector's sons and associates, The Kravchenko Case tells the story of a man who broke away from the closed Soviet society, defected to America, and then waged a one-man war against Stalin’s dictatorial regime.

Can Death Be a Harm to the Person Who Dies

Author: J. Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401598682
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Philosophy

lt is with great pleasure that I write this preface for Or Li's book, wh ich addresses the venerable and vexing issues surrounding the problem of whether death can be a harm to the person who dies. This problem is an ancient one which was raised long ago by the early Greek philosopher Epicurus, who notoriously argued that death is at no time a harm to its 'victim' because before death there is no harrn and after death there is no victim. Epicurus's conclusion is conspicuously at odds with our prereflective and in most cases our post-reflective-intuitions, and numerous strategies have therefore been proposed to refute or avoid the Epicurean conclusion that death cannot be an evil after all. How then are we to account for our intuition that death is not just an evil, but perhaps the worst evil: that may befall us? This is the key issue that Or Li addresses. Or Li's book explores various alternative approaches to the complex and difficult issues surrounding Epicurus's notorious argument and provides a defence ofthe intuitively plausible conclusion that death can indeed be a harm to the person who dies. This challenge to Epicurus's claim that death is never a harm to the person who dies is developed by way of a detailed exploration of the issues raised not only by Epicurus, but also by his many successors, who have responded variously to the challenging issues which Epicurus raised.

Military Power Conflict and Trade

Author: Michael P. Gerace
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714654426
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Wherever international commerce flows in world politics, military power often flows with it - sometimes as a protector of commerce, sometimes as its promoters and sometimes as a tool of aggression against it. How are military power and international trade related? Do military power and commerce expand together or does military power decline as commerce (and perhaps interdependence) increases? Does this relationship vary across countries and, if so how? Power, Conflict and Tradeis a study of the relationship between military power and international commerce among the Great Powers prior to World War I. After building an argument for a direct relationship between military power and commerce - one grounded in a mercantilist view of state power- and exploring their numerous connections, the book estimates models of the relationship among the Great Powers and explores a great deal of their commercial and military data, all of which is situated in the context of their mutual rivalries. Another question investigated is whether the peacetime conflicts and rivalries of the Great Powers affected their trade relations adversely. There is strong support for the argument that military power and commerce move together in world politics, though there is evidence for an inverse relationship as well.

Chrysalis Zac Tremble Investigates Series One Case One

Author: Chambers Mars
Publisher: The Carter Seagrove Project LLC
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Fiction

Marc Grainger has gone missing, wife, Felicity, employs Zac to find him. This case file introduces us to Zac: thirty, gay and labouring under some pretty heavy expectations. He's watched over by Elizabeth, the secretary he inherited, along with everything else. Mrs Chan does her best to keep home for him, Matt is burning a candle, but more often, burning his fingers, and Joe thinks Zac is Frank, Zac's dearly departed father. The Zac Tremble Case Files are a barely plausible, sometimes farcical, occasionally operatic journey through Zac’s world; his highs and lows, successes and failures and the emergence of one of the most touching (and funny) love affairs in PI history (do PIs fall in love?). Chrysalis is the first Zac Tremble Case File in the series Zac Tremble Investigates; the case files of the gay, Soho-based PI Zachary Tremble. I sincerely hope that you enjoy the story. Feedback is especially welcome, and I'm thrilled with the feedback I have received so far, thank you! I would be delighted to hear from you. Please email me at: [email protected] And visit the website,, for updates on the Zac Tremble Investigates series, the Life & Times of Johnny Santé series and other projects. Thank you! Chambers Mars

Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker

Author: Elana Ashley
ISBN: 0974481203
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Alien Splunkunio Splunkey comes to the rescue when Ellie loses her friendship bracelet on her birthday and blames her best friend Eli, who becomes angry when unjustly accused.


Author: James Gwartney
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133561668
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

The Coursebook includes numerous multiple-choice, true/false, and discussion questions to help you evaluate your knowledge of each chapter, with answers and short explanations for most questions provided in the back of the Coursebook. Each chapter also contains problem and project exercises designed to improve your knowledge of the mechanics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Causality in Sociological Research

Author: Jakub Karpinski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400904958
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Social Science

The general treatment of problems connected with the causal conditioning of phenomena has traditionally been the domain of philosophy, but when one examines the relationships taking place in the various fields, the study of such conditionings belongs to the empirical sciences. Sociology is no exception in that respect. In that discipline we note a certain paradox. Many problems connected with the causal conditioning of phenomena have been raised in sociology in relatively recent times, and that process marked its empirical or even so-called empiricist trend. That trend, labelled positivist, seems in this case to be in contradiction with a certain type of positivism. Those authors who describe positivism usually include the Humean tradition in its genealogy and, remembering Hume's criticism of the concept of cause, speak about positivism as about a trend which is inclined to treat lightly the study of causes and confines itself to the statements on co-occurrence of phenomena.

Knowledge and Its Limits

Author: Timothy Williamson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019925656X
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower's environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analyzing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts new light on such philosophical problems as scepticism, evidence, probability and assertion, realism and anti-realism, and the limits of what can be known. The arguments are illustrated by rigorous models based on epistemic logic and probability theory. The result is a new way of doing epistemology and a notable contribution to the philosophy of mind.


Author: Pennsylvania. Dept. of Health
ISBN: UOM:39015039346328
Release Date: 1918
Genre: Pennsylvania

Reasons and Persons

Author: Derek Parfit
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191622441
Release Date: 1986-01-23
Genre: Philosophy

This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature; that it is often rational to act against our own best interests; that most of us have moral views that are directly self-defeating; and that, when we consider future generations the conclusions will often be disturbing. He concludes that moral non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.