Author: Faye Fangfei Wang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2010-08-12
The adoption of electronic commercial transactions has facilitated cross-border trade and business, but the complexity of determining the place of business and other connecting factors in cyberspace has challenged existing private international law. This comparison of the rules of internet jurisdiction and choice of law as well as online dispute resolution (ODR) covers both B2B and B2C contracts in the EU, USA and China. It highlights the achievement of the Rome I Regulation in the EU, evaluates the merits of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreement at the international level and gives an insight into the current developments in CIDIP. The in-depth research allows for solutions to be proposed relating to the problems of the legal uncertainty of internet conflict of law and the validity and enforceability of ODR agreements and decisions.
Author: Evelyn Clark
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Add a splash of color and a dab of fun to your kitchen chores with these 15 knit dishcloths. They're great for shower gifts, and you'll want to make extras to keep on hand for wipe-ups. Cotton worsted weight yarn ensures absorbency and durability.
Author: Otfried Preussler
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The Robber Hotzenplotz is a merry tale of two scoundrels, two friends, a toad-fairy, and an unforgettable escapade. The Robber Hotzenplotz works hard at his job, waking early to hide in the woods and waylay new victims. One morning Kasperl’s grandmother is sitting in the sun outside her house, grinding coffee in her new musical coffee mill—a birthday gift from Kasperl and his best friend Seppel—when suddenly Hotzenplotz, attracted by the music, leaps out to steal the mill. Sergeant Dimplemoser hears Grandmother’s cries and comes to her aid, but Hotzenplotz has evaded the useless police for years. So Kasperl and Seppel vow to catch the robber themselves. But catching robbers is not as easy as all that ... Kasperl and Seppel soon discover that even the best-laid plans can be foiled, especially when Hotzenplotz enlists the help of his wicked magician friend Petrosilius Zackleman, a gluttonous villain with a weakness for fried potatoes.
Presents an introduction to the craft of pop-up design, describing the basics of foundation shapes, building techniques, and pull-tab mechanisms and including project templates for a variety of projects.
Author: Jennifer Hudson
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2011-05-11
This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware, and textiles. The workof both long-established and emerging designers is featured, with each product selected for its significant use of new technology, unorthodox, or complex production process, use of innovative materials and, in some cases, for the creativeconcept behind it.
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Family & Relationships
The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.
Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Dancing with Dementia is a vivid account of her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead an active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and carers can help. This book is a thoughtful exploration of how dementia challenges our ideas of personal identity and of the process of self-discovery it can bring about.
The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world’s most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.
Jesus came to this earth to offer an alternative lifestyle, in total contrast and opposition with the mundane lifestyle predominant in our societies. He did this through his living example and his inspired teaching. While Jesus invites people to choose the narrow path, he warns of terrible danger confronting those who follow the wide and easy road that leads to perdition. His restricted path, embraced by few, is strewed with sufferings, persecutions, lack of material possessions, and all the miseries known to mankind. On the contrary, the highway to perdition, taken by many, offers considerable amount of pleasures, riches, and satisfactions. By opposing the basic human tendencies, Jesus offers the bitter medicine of service, poverty, and abstinence instead of power, riches, and sex. This radical opposition to the corrupt human nature is topped with a brand of faith unknown to the world and revolutionary to many that subverts all the fundamental categories of human knowledge.
Shortly before his death in 2004, Jacques Derrida expressed two paradoxical convictions: he was certain that he would be forgotten the very day he died, yet at the same time certain that something of his work would survive in the cultural memory. This text by Peter Sloterdijk - one of the major figures of contemporary philosophy - makes a contribution of its own to the preservation and continuation of Derrida's unique and powerful work. In this brief but illuminating text, Sloterdijk offers a series of recontextualizations of Derrida's work by exploring the connections between Derrida and seven major thinkers, including Hegel, Freud and Thomas Mann. The leitmotif of this exploration is the role that Egypt and the Egyptian pyramid plays in the philosophical imagination of the West, from the exodus of Moses and the Jews to the conceptualization of the pyramid as the archetype of the cumbersome objects that cannot be taken along by the spirit on its return to itself. 'Egyptian' is the term for all constructs that can be subjected to deconstruction - except for the pyramind, that most Egyptian of edifices, which stands in its place, unshakeable for all time, because its form is the undeconstructible remainder of a construction that is built to look as it would after its own collapse.
Features photographs of the studios of such artists as Lucas Samaras, Vito Acconci, Jackson Pollock, Lowell Nesbitt, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Robert Rauschenberg, Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, and Constantin Brancusi.