William resents going on a boring holiday to Wales, but while there he is let into a big secret by Gwyn, a local boy. Gwyn has found a seal pup and has it hidden in a cave. He makes William promise never to tell anyone about it, and plans to breed it on a farm. William is determined to let it go free, and borrows a leaky dinghy to take it out to sea. The story ends with an exciting rescue.
“I screwed the suppressor onto my pistol as the Nosferodent scaled the castle wall. Hell of a way to kick off the North Carolina State Fair.”Murderous Soultergeists prepare a gruesome ambush in a Cary hotel. A massive Frankenstitch lumbers towards a quiet Apex farmhouse. And above a derelict asylum in Raleigh, a disembodied Skelekinetic deploys a horrific weapon.Agent Nick Tepes is a Vampoule, a synthetic vampire specializing in counterterrorism operations. When his team picks up chatter about an imminent attack from the Al-Hazred terrorist network, Tepes and his unit of FAE operatives move to intercept.However, a psychic has already seen the future: as the sun comes up, the terrorists will strike, and Tepes will die. The team has one night to prevent this prophecy from coming true, but the psychics of Hex Division are never wrong...Hexcommunicated is a white-knuckle mashup of urban fantasy and techno-thriller, set in a world of cybernetic werewolves, undead spies, and Lovecraftian WMDs.
Information is everywhere, and defines everything in todays society. Moreover, information is a key concept in a wide range of academic disciplines, from quantum physics to public policy. However, these disciplines all interpret the concept in quite different ways. This book looks at information in several different academic disciplines - cybernetics, ICT, communications theory, semiotics, information systems, library science, linguistics, quantum physics and public policy.Perspectives on Information brings clarity and coherence to different perspectives through promoting information as a unifying concept across the disciplinary spectrum. Though conceived as a contribution to the ongoing conversation between academic disciplines into the nature of information, the deliberately accessible style of this text (reflecting the authors backgrounds at The Open University) will be make it valuable for anyone who needs to know something more about information. Given the ubiquity of information in the 21st century, that means everyone.
Margaret Colin (born May 26, 1958) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Margo Montgomery Hughes # 1 on As the World Turns and for her role as Eleanor Waldorf-Rose on Gossip Girl. This book is your ultimate resource for Margaret Colin. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Margaret Colins Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Margaret Colin, A Broken Sole, Martians Go Home (film), Medium (TV series), Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, Sibs, Something Wild (1986 film), Swing Vote (1999 film), The Devils Own, The Edge of Night, Upper Montclair, New Jersey 44...and more pages!Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
I might be the only person to review this book for quite a while.So of course the damn Barbara Krueger cover gives this away: This collection of essays is actually not as organized into sections as one would think, but almost all fit the model of self-referential, vocabulary-indulgent schlock that the 90s femi-nazis put out in response to just about everything.Well, maybe femi-nazi is going overboard, but many of the essays do include: As I earlier discussed in the discourse on the dichotomy between good and evil, feminine and rebellious, and, One was the classy brunette, the other the rebellious blond.There are about 3 essays out of the whole lot that say something insightful about the Tonya and Nancy saga. They do make me much more sympathetic to Tonya Harding, and confirm my distaste for Nancy Kerrigan. All of the sudden Im empathizing with Tonya in her victim syndrome, as I know how these patterns of self-defeat go.Anyhoo, if you want to read this, at least let me thumb through the ToC for you to point out the good ones. Then you can come over and watch my VHS tape of Breaking the Ice: Lillehammer Revisited -- where Greg or Bryan Gumbel force Tonya and Nancy into the same room in 1998, four years after their drama. You can see the tension seething out of Nancys capped teeth and shoulder pads. Love it.
This practical and realistic book is designed to help practitioners who wish to improve their effectiveness in assessing a large and a diverse range of students. It will help them to:clarify their role in assessment gain confidence on issues and terms and consider variations between discipline compare and extend their current range of solutions to common problems with advice from practitioners consider in more depth essays, reports and projects, plagiarism and language.
The revolution will be Twittered! declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran in June 2009. Yet for all the talk about the democratizing power of the Internet, regimes in Iran and China are as stable and repressive as ever. In fact, authoritarian governments are effectively using the Internet to suppress free speech, hone their surveillance techniques, disseminate cutting-edge propaganda, and pacify their populations with digital entertainment. Could the recent Western obsession with promoting democracy by digital means backfire? In this spirited book, journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov shows that by falling for the supposedly democratizing nature of the Internet, Western do-gooders may have missed how it also entrenches dictators, threatens dissidents, and makes it harder-not easier-to promote democracy. Buzzwords like 21st-century statecraft sound good in PowerPoint presentations, but the reality is that digital diplomacy requires just as much oversight and consideration as any other kind of diplomacy. Marshaling compelling evidence, Morozov shows why we must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as inherently liberating and why ambitious and seemingly noble initiatives like the promotion of Internet freedom might have disastrous implications for the future of democracy as a whole.
This new key textbook for introductory courses in human geography provides first and second-year undergraduates with a comprehensive thematic approach to the changing human geography of the UK at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering local, regional, national, European and global issues, it also explores in some detail topics which are part of the lived experience of undergraduates themselves, such as crime, unemployment, social exclusion and AIDS. User-friendly textbook features include: * chapter introductions, summaries and important theoretical principles* up-to-date further reading and key on-line sources* case studies, examples and revision questions.
Cultural Politics and Asian Values looks at the political, cultural and religious background of East and Southeast Asian societies and those of the West, with a view to seeing how they are affecting contemporary national and international politics: democratization, the international human rights discourse, NGOs and globalization.The book surveys the political history and pre-history of the Asian values debate, taking it up to the era of Megawati Sukarnoputri, Chen Shui-bian and Kim Dae-jung. In chapters on Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and liberalism, Barr explores the histories and conceptual essences of the world religions involved in or affected by the debate.