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Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry
Intro -- Table of Contents -- List of Contributors -- Introduction: Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World -- I. A Contextual Narrative for Energy Transitions and Decarbonisation -- II. A Look at Institutions and Regulation for Energy and Decarbonisation -- PART I: ENHANCING SECURE AND RELIABLE ACCESS TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY -- 1. Tradeoffs and Tensions in the American Energy Transition -- I. Introduction -- II. The American Electricity Sector -- III. The Green Transition in the United States -- IV. Conclusion.

Top Stocks 2022

release date: Dec 13, 2021
Top Stocks 2022
Put your money to work—bigtime “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” said Benjamin Franklin—and this goes double for making investment decisions. In the 28th edition of his definitive bestseller, market expert Martin Roth gives you the essential knowledge and tried-and-tested techniques you need to grow your portfolio and profits. Invaluable for all skill levels—from novice to professional traders—you’ll find the clear and objective information essential to make the right picks and get more for your money. Cutting through the noise and hype, Martin Roth shows you how to apply a selection of criteria and rigorous, repeatable analysis to form a clear picture of the best public companies—low-risk, long-term value—to buy into. You’ll become an expert at looking beyond the share price and punditry to evaluate the best of the best of the Australian market using concrete factors like profitability, debt levels, and dividends. • Individual, unbiased analysis of the latest results from top Australian companies • Comparative sales and profits data, and in-depth ratio analysis • Comprehensive research detailing each company’s overall outlook • Additional tables that rank all companies according to financial data Including numerous charts and tables that provide easy reference to essential company data points, Top Stocks 2022 continues to be your time-tested, jargon-free go-to for making wise decisions for your wealth and future.

The Case for Vaccine Mandates

release date: Oct 26, 2021
The Case for Vaccine Mandates
In The Case for Vaccine Mandates, Alan Dershowitz—New York Times bestselling author and one of America’s most respected legal scholars—makes an argument, against the backdrop of ideologically driven and politicized objections, for mandating (with medical exceptions) vaccinations as a last resort, if proved necessary to prevent the spread of COVID. Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by Politico and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by Newsweek. He is also a fair-minded and even-handed expert on civil liberties and constitutional rights, and in this book offers his knowledge and insight to help readers understand how mandated vaccination and compulsion to wearing masks should and would be upheld in the courts. The Case for Vaccine Mandates offers a straightforward analytical perspective: If a vaccine significantly reduces the threat of spreading a serious and potentially deadly disease without significant risks to those taking the vaccine, the case for governmental compulsion grows stronger. If a vaccine only reduces the risk and seriousness of COVID to the vaccinated person but does little to prevent the spread or seriousness to others, the case is weaker. Dershowitz addresses these and the issue of masking through a libertarian approach derived from John Stuart Mill, the English philosopher and political economist whose doctrine he summarizes as, “your right to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose.” Dershowitz further explores the subject of mandates by looking to what he describes as the only Supreme Court decision that is directly on point to this issue; decided in 1905, Jacobson v. Massachusetts involved a Cambridge ordinance mandating vaccination against smallpox and a fine for anyone who refused. In the end, The Case for Vaccine Mandates represents an icon in American law and due process reckoning with what unfortunately has become a reflection of our dangerously divisive age, where even a pandemic and the responses to it, divide us along partisan and ideological lines. It is essential reading for anyone interested in a non-partisan, civil liberties, and constitutional analysis.

Becoming Abolitionists

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Becoming Abolitionists
"An informed, provocative, astute consideration of salvific alternatives to contemporary policing and imprisonment." — Starred Review, Kirkus "With deep insight and moral clarity, Purnell invites us not only to imagine a world without police, but to muster the courage to fight for the more just world we know is possible. Becoming Abolitionists is essential reading for our times." — Michelle Alexander, bestselling author of The New Jim Crow "At once specific and sweeping, practical and visionary, Becoming Abolitionists is a triumph of political imagination and a tremendous gift to all movements struggling towards liberation. Do not miss its brilliance!" — Naomi Klein, bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine For more than a century, activists in the United States have tried to reform the police. From community policing initiatives to increasing diversity, none of it has stopped the police from killing about three people a day. Millions of people continue to protest police violence because these "solutions" do not match the problem: the police cannot be reformed. In Becoming Abolitionists, Purnell draws from her experiences as a lawyer, writer, and organizer initially skeptical about police abolition. She saw too much sexual violence and buried too many friends to consider getting rid of police in her hometown of St. Louis, let alone the nation. But the police were a placebo. Calling them felt like something, and something feels like everything when the other option seems like nothing. Purnell details how multi-racial social movements rooted in rebellion, risk-taking, and revolutionary love pushed her and a generation of activists toward abolition. The book travels across geography and time, and offers lessons that activists have learned from Ferguson to South Africa, from Reconstruction to contemporary protests against police shootings. Here, Purnell argues that police can not be reformed and invites readers to envision new systems that work to address the root causes of violence. Becoming Abolitionists shows that abolition is not solely about getting rid of police, but a commitment to create and support different answers to the problem of harm in society, and, most excitingly, an opportunity to reduce and eliminate harm in the first place.

Regulating Big Tech

release date: Oct 01, 2021
Regulating Big Tech
Regulating Big Tech explores cutting-edge policy innovations that tackle the dominance of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft and the interlocking challenges of contemporary tech regulation.

Wentworth - The Final Sentence On File

release date: Oct 13, 2021
Wentworth - The Final Sentence On File
The official inside story from the cast and exclusive untold secrets from one of the most beloved Australian series in television history Epic shiv fights. Shocking deaths. Lethal hotshots. Betrayals so brutal they send fans into meltdown. This is Wentworth Correctional Centre, where tough women rule and where even tougher women are made. Where undying love and fierce friendships are forged, and loyalties tested - or burned to the ground. Over almost a decade of searing, emotional storylines and spectacular power struggles like the rise of the Top Dog or horrifying twists like a steam press attack, Wentworth has sealed its spot in history as FOXTEL''s highest rating and most successful locally produced original drama and one of Australia''s all-time favourites. To celebrate this gritty, critically acclaimed series, On File brings you never before told stories and in-depth access to the celebrated actors and producers of this favourite, much-loved and enduring television series. This official, exclusive collection dives deep into the core of Wentworth''s love ''em or hate ''em main characters - from abused housewife and mother Bea Smith, and the cold, calculating and terrifying Joan ''The Freak'' Ferguson, to bitterly forsaken undercover cop turned prisoner Rita Connors - unearthing funny and poignant reflections, never released backstories and behind-the-scenes revelations from when the cameras stopped rolling, as told by the high profile stars. Wentworth has left an indelible mark on its fans in Australia and those around the world, where it has screened in more than 170 countries and been adapted multiple times, setting it apart from other Australian dramas and earning an impressive catalogue of awards and nominations.

Private Equity Funds

release date: Feb 28, 2021
Private Equity Funds
"The best guide to private equity funds. Insight and explanations for both fund sponsors and investors. The gold standard." --Andrew Zalasin, General Partner and CFO: RRE Ventures Best Practices for Organizing and Managing a Fund With nearly $7 trillion invested in more than 20,000 funds, investor interest in the private equity industry has returned, despite the economic turmoil of recent years. Still, guidance about the organization and administration of these funds is tough to find. This 1,400+ page resource, will equip corporate lawyers, investment professionals, and tax practitioners and with best practices to manage these funds effectively. Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations covers a wide range of important issues, such as: the key economic differences between various types of funds; structuring the private equity fund to meet economic expectations and investment goals; securing maximum tax benefits for the sponsor of the fund; duties of the fund''s General Partner and Investment Advisor; the major regulatory issues affecting the private equity fund; and much more. Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations reflects the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009. The authors also focus on cyber risk and the compliance obligations of investment advisers.

Sexual Justice

release date: Aug 24, 2021
Sexual Justice
A pathbreaking work for the next stage of the #MeToo movement, showing how institutions can address sexual harms with fairness to both victims and the accused In the past few years, a remarkable number of sexual harassment victims have come forward with their stories, demanding consequences for their assailants and broad societal change. Each prominent allegation, however, has also set off a wave of questions—some posed in good faith, some distinctly not—about the rights of the accused. The national conversation has grown polarized, inflamed by a public narrative that wrongly presents feminism and fair process as warring interests. Sexual Justice is an intervention, pointing the way to common ground. Drawing on the core principles of civil rights law, and the personal experiences of victims and the accused, Alexandra Brodsky details how schools, workplaces, and other institutions can—indeed, must—address sexual harassment in ways fair to all. She shows why sexual harms cannot be treated solely as a criminal matter, but require a response from the organization where the abuse occurred. She outlines the key principles of fair proceedings, in which both parties get to present their side of the story to unbiased decision-makers. And she explains how to resist the anti-feminist backlash, which hijacks the rhetoric of due process to protect male impunity. Vivid and eye-opening, at once legally rigorous and profoundly empathetic, Sexual Justice clears up common misunderstandings about sexual harassment, traces the forgotten histories that underlie our current predicament, and illuminates the way to a more just world.

Legal Doctrinal Scholarship

release date: Jul 31, 2021
Legal Doctrinal Scholarship
Providing a comprehensive account of the often-misunderstood area of legal doctrinal scholarship, this incisive book offers a novel framing for conceptual legal theory and the functions of conceptual theorising in legal studies. It explores the ways in which a doctrinally oriented legal theory may provide methodological support to legal scholars, arguing that making adequate sense of the rational reconstruction of law is pivotal in delivering such active support.

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

release date: May 07, 2021
Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Mitigation and Adaptation focuses on the link between climate change threats and sustainable development goals. This book analyzes the polices of climate change mitigation and adaptation from an economic point of view by addressing globalization, international trade, and business opportunities and challenges. Based on extended research on energy, transportation, agriculture, and more, the case studies included in this book present business opportunities linked to mitigation and adaptation actions; from European Union greenhouse gas emission trading to climate change adaptation policies in developing countries. It presents a framework for the harmonization of climate and sustainable development policies and their mutual outcomes. Specific features: The first book to address main scientific aspects of climate change mitigation and sustainable development and how to deal with these main challenges in a harmonized way Provides practical examples of policies and business development opportunities linked with climate change mitigation and adaptation Analyses climate change challenges and provides implications for business development and good practice case studies from Europe Discusses issues of climate change at different scales ranging from macro to micro level Highlights the importance of climate change adaptation for developing countries, migration trends, city developments and agriculture As the threat of climate change grows ever more present, resources like this book, that provide and discuss necessary solutions and frameworks for ways to deal with and mitigate that threat become ever more essential. This book is a vital resource for academics, students, and professionals in any field seeking to deal with the threats from climate change, and particularly those relating to environmental and climate sciences, as well as those in political and economic fields.

Industrial-Strength Denial

release date: Feb 16, 2021
Industrial-Strength Denial
How corporate denial harms our world and continues to threaten our future. Corporations faced with proof that they are hurting people or the planet have a long history of denying evidence, blaming victims, complaining of witch hunts, attacking their critics'' motives, and otherwise rationalizing their harmful activities. Denial campaigns have let corporations continue dangerous practices that cause widespread suffering, death, and environmental destruction. And, by undermining social trust in science and government, corporate denial has made it harder for our democracy to function. Barbara Freese, an environmental attorney, confronted corporate denial years ago when cross-examining coal industry witnesses who were disputing the science of climate change. She set out to discover how far from reality corporate denial had led society in the past and what damage it had done. Her resulting, deeply-researched book is an epic tour through eight campaigns of denial waged by industries defending the slave trade, radium consumption, unsafe cars, leaded gasoline, ozone-destroying chemicals, tobacco, the investment products that caused the financial crisis, and the fossil fuels destabilizing our climate. Some of the denials are appalling (slave ships are festive). Some are absurd (nicotine is not addictive). Some are dangerously comforting (natural systems prevent ozone depletion). Together they reveal much about the group dynamics of delusion and deception. Industrial-Strength Denial delves into the larger social dramas surrounding these denials, including how people outside the industries fought back using evidence and the tools of democracy. It also explores what it is about the corporation itself that reliably promotes such denial, drawing on psychological research into how cognition and morality are altered by tribalism, power, conflict, anonymity, social norms, market ideology, and of course, money. Industrial-Strength Denial warns that the corporate form gives people tremendous power to inadvertently cause harm while making it especially hard for them to recognize and feel responsible for that harm.

Basics on European Social Law

release date: Jan 07, 2021
Basics on European Social Law
European Social Law at a glance The present book sets out – in a concise manner – the social law of the European Union. Apart from core areas of European labour law, the regulation of which is based on the EU’s competence in social policy, it covers notably the numerous rights based one the free movement of workers and other EU citizens, as well as the coordination of social security. Beyond that, the book refers to other fields of EU regulation which are prone to cause conflicts between the member states’ national social law and the relevant EU norms, which remain challenging to resolve to this day. Extensive reference is made to the case law of the European Court of Justice, which continues to have a paramount role in shaping the social law of the EU as it stands. The book is primarily aimed at students confronted with European social law for the first time. Besides, it should constitute a well-structured source of reference for law practitioners in the rising number of cases where EU law is of relevance for national legal practice.

Killer's Shadow

release date: Nov 17, 2020
Killer's Shadow
The legendary FBI criminal profiler and international bestselling author of Mindhunter and The Killer Across the Table returns with this timely, relevant book that goes to the heart of extremism and domestic terrorism, examining in-depth his chilling pursuit of, and eventual prison confrontation with Joseph Paul Franklin, a White Nationalist serial killer and one of the most disturbing psychopaths he has ever encountered. Worshippers stream out of an Midwestern synagogue after sabbath services, unaware that only a hundred yards away, an expert marksman and avowed racist, antisemite and member of the Ku Klux Klan, patiently awaits, his hunting rifle at the ready. The October 8, 1977 shooting was a forerunner to the tragedies and divisiveness that plague us today. John Douglas, the FBI’s pioneering, first full-time criminal profiler, hunted the shooter—a white supremacist named Joseph Paul Franklin, whose Nazi-inspired beliefs propelled a three-year reign of terror across the United States, targeting African Americans, Jews, and interracial couples. In addition, Franklin bombed the home of Jewish leader Morris Amitay, shot and paralyzed Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. The fugitive supported his murderous spree robbing banks in five states, from Georgia to Ohio. Douglas and his writing partner Mark Olshaker return to this disturbing case that reached the highest levels of the Bureau, which was fearful Franklin would become a presidential assassin—and haunted him for years to come as the threat of copycat domestic terrorist killers increasingly became a reality. Detailing the dogged pursuit of Franklin that employed profiling, psychology and meticulous detective work, Douglas and Olshaker relate how the case was a make-or-break test for the still-experimental behavioral science unit and revealed a new type of, determined, mission-driven serial killer whose only motivation was hate. A riveting, cautionary tale rooted in history that continues to echo today, The Killer''s Shadow is a terrifying and essential exploration of the criminal personality in the vile grip of extremism and what happens when rage-filled speech evolves into deadly action and hatred of the “other" is allowed full reign. The Killer''s Shadow includes an 8-page color photo insert.

2021 California Real Estate Exam Prep Questions, Answers & Explanations

release date: Nov 13, 2020
2021 California Real Estate Exam Prep Questions, Answers & Explanations
Pass the 2021 California Real Estate Salesperson Exam effortlessly on your 1st try with the Questions, Answers and Explanations to the exam. In this simple course not only will you learn to pass the state licensing exam, you will also learn: - How to study for the CA exam quickly and effectively. - Secrets to Passing the Real Estate Exam even if you do not know the answer to a question. - How to tackle hard real estate MATH questions with ease and eliminate your fears. - Tips and Tricks from Real Estate Professionals, professional exam writers and exam proctors. It will also answer questions like: - Do I need other course materials from companies like Allied Real Estate School? How about Anthony Real Estate School or Kaplan Real Estate School? Are they even good schools to attend? - What kinds of questions are on the California Real Estate License Exam? - Should I use the CA Real Estate License Exams for Dummies Book? This Real Estate Study Guide contains over 1200+ real estate exam questions and answers with full explanations. It includes a real estate MATH ONLY portion, a real estate vocabulary exam as well as the California state exam questions and answers. You will receive questions and answers that are similar to those on the California Department of Real Estate Exam You deserve the BEST real estate exam prep program there is to prepare you to pass, and it gets no better than this. The California Real Estate Salesperson Exam is one of the hardest state exam to pass in the United States. We have compiled this simple exam cram book that quickly and easily prepares you to take your state licensing exam and pass it on the 1st try. Our Real Estate Exam Review is designed to help you pass the real estate exam in the quickest, easiest and most efficient manner possible. Throw away your real estate course test books and class notes, this is all you need to pass!

Modern Forms of Work

release date: Oct 06, 2020
Modern Forms of Work
The collective volume “Modern Forms of Work. A European Comparative Study” evokes the intent to embody a reflection focused on modern labour law issues from a comparative perspective. A first set of essays contains national reports on modern forms of work. The second group contains some reflections regarding critical issues on digitalization, platforms and algorithms, analysing the different facets of the galaxy of digital work. The third group of essays flows into the section entitled “new balances and workers’ rights in the digital era”, a crucial topic in the debate. The complex of the writings, despite the diversity of approaches and methods, reveals the existence of a dense and inexhaustible dialogue between young scholars, at European and extra-European level. The analysis of new forms of work – the offspring of transnational processes of globalization and technologization – forms a fertile ground for experimenting a transnational dialogue on which young researchers can practice with excellent results, as this small volume confirms.

Systemic Corruption

release date: Sep 22, 2020
Systemic Corruption
A bold new approach to combatting the inherent corruption of representative democracy This provocative book reveals how the majority of modern liberal democracies have become increasingly oligarchic, suffering from a form of structural political decay first conceptualized by ancient philosophers. Systemic Corruption argues that the problem cannot be blamed on the actions of corrupt politicians but is built into the very fabric of our representative systems. Camila Vergara provides a compelling and original genealogy of political corruption from ancient to modern thought, and shows how representative democracy was designed to protect the interests of the already rich and powerful to the detriment of the majority. Unable to contain the unrelenting force of oligarchy, especially after experimenting with neoliberal policies, most democracies have been corrupted into oligarchic democracies. Vergara explains how to reverse this corrupting trajectory by establishing a new counterpower strong enough to control the ruling elites. Building on the anti-oligarchic institutional innovations proposed by plebeian philosophers, she rethinks the republic as a mixed order in which popular power is institutionalized to check the power of oligarchy. Vergara demonstrates how a plebeian republic would establish a network of local assemblies with the power to push for reform from the grassroots, independent of political parties and representative government. Drawing on neglected insights from Niccolò Machiavelli, Nicolas de Condorcet, Rosa Luxemburg, and Hannah Arendt, Systemic Corruption proposes to reverse the decay of democracy with the establishment of anti-oligarchic institutions through which common people can collectively resist the domination of the few.

A Knock at Midnight

release date: Sep 08, 2020
A Knock at Midnight
LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • A “powerful and devastating” (The Washington Post) call to free those buried alive by America’s legal system, and an inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity—from a gifted young lawyer and important new voice in the movement to transform the system. “An essential book for our time . . . Brittany K. Barnett is a star.”—Van Jones, CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN Host, and New York Times bestselling author Brittany K. Barnett was only a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever—that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South. A victim of America’s devastating war on drugs, Sharanda had been torn away from her young daughter and was serving a life sentence without parole—for a first-time drug offense. In Sharanda, Brittany saw haunting echoes of her own life, as the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother. As she studied this case, a system came into focus in which widespread racial injustice forms the core of America’s addiction to incarceration. Moved by Sharanda’s plight, Brittany set to work to gain her freedom. This had never been the plan. Bright and ambitious, Brittany was a successful accountant on her way to a high-powered future in corporate law. But Sharanda’s case opened the door to a harrowing journey through the criminal justice system. By day she moved billion-dollar deals, and by night she worked pro bono to free clients in near hopeless legal battles. Ultimately, her path transformed her understanding of injustice in the courts, of genius languishing behind bars, and the very definition of freedom itself. Brittany’s riveting memoir is at once a coming-of-age story and a powerful evocation of what it takes to bring hope and justice to a system built to resist them both. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

Entertainment Industry Economics

release date: Mar 31, 2020
Entertainment Industry Economics
Already among the most important sectors of the US economy, the entertainment and media industries are continuing to grow worldwide. Fully updated, the tenth edition of Entertainment Industry Economics is the definitive reference on the economics of film, music, television, advertising, broadcasting, cable, casinos, publishing, arts and culture, performing arts, toys and games, sports, and theme parks. Its synthesis of a vast amount of data provides an up-to-date guide to the economics, financing, accounting, production, marketing, and history of these sectors in the United States and countries across the globe. This edition offers new material on streaming services, the relationship between demographics and entertainment spending, electromagnetic spectrum for broadcasters, and revised FASB accounting rules for film and television. Financial analysts and investors, economists, industry executives, accountants, lawyers, regulators, and journalists, as well as students preparing to join these professionals will benefit from this invaluable source.

Suppression Of Terrorist Financing

release date: Jul 15, 2020
Suppression Of Terrorist Financing
In the last few decades, there has been a considerable effort, mainly from Western liberal countries, to create, develop, and diffuse into domestic laws, an internationally harmonized counter-terrorist financing regime through international treaties, recommendations and resolutions. This book aims to explore the penal (criminalization and confiscation) measures of the regime. Belonging to the category of analytical research, the book explores the nature of terrorist financing, and critically and extensively examines how it has been conceptualized and criminalized. The book argues that the application of these penal measures results in over-criminalization due to the vague conceptualization of the concept of terrorist financing, and due to its incompatibility with basic notions of criminalization and fundamental principles of the criminal law of many countries specifically Anglo-American law. Examining a number of ASEAN countries’ law on terrorist financing, the book then shows how these controversial measures have been crept into their law, resulting in the violation of human rights and democratic values which Western countries seek to promote.

GB/T 26524-2011: Translated English of Chinese Standard. (GBT 26524-2011, GB/T26524-2011, GBT26524-2011)

release date: Jun 28, 2020
GB/T 26524-2011: Translated English of Chinese Standard. (GBT 26524-2011, GB/T26524-2011, GBT26524-2011)
This standard specifies the symbols and descriptions, principles, test equipment, optical measurement systems, specimens, test procedures, apex curvature deformation and strain evaluation method for the optical measurement method for the biaxial stress-strain curve bulging test of sheet and strips of metallic materials, as well as the calculation and test report of biaxial stress-strain curve. This standard applies to the determination of biaxial stress-strain curve of the metallic sheet and strip which has a thickness of less than 3 mm during the pure bulging process.

Human Rights and 21st Century Challenges

release date: Feb 13, 2020
Human Rights and 21st Century Challenges
The world is faced with significant and interrelated challenges in the 21st century which threaten human rights in a number of ways. This book examines three of the largest issues of the century - armed conflict, environment, and poverty - and examines how these may be addressed using a human rights framework. It considers how these challenges threaten human rights and reassesses our understanding of human rights in the light of these issues. This multidisciplinary text considers both foundational and applied questions such as the relationship between morality and the laws of war, as well as the application of the International Human Rights Framework in cyber space. Alongside analyses from some of the most prominent lawyers, philosophers, and political theorists in the debate, each section includes contributions by those who have served as Special Rapporteurs within the United Nations Human Rights System on the challenges facing international human rights laws today.

The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success

release date: Feb 06, 2020
The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success
Shows readers how we can all help solve the climate crisis by focusing on a few key, achievable actions.

Exposure

release date: Oct 08, 2019
Exposure
“For Erin Brockovich fans, a David vs. Goliath tale with a twist” (The New York Times Book Review)—the incredible true story of the lawyer who spent two decades building a case against DuPont for its use of the hazardous chemical PFOA, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in history—affecting virtually every person on the planet—and the conspiracy that kept it a secret for sixty years. The story that inspired Dark Waters, the major motion picture from Focus Features starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, directed by Todd Haynes. 1998: Rob Bilott is a young lawyer specializing in helping big corporations stay on the right side of environmental laws and regulations. Then he gets a phone call from a West Virginia farmer named Earl Tennant, who is convinced the creek on his property is being poisoned by runoff from a neighboring DuPont landfill, causing his cattle and the surrounding wildlife to die in hideous ways. Earl hasn’t even been able to get a water sample tested by any state or federal regulatory agency or find a local lawyer willing to take the case. As soon as they hear the name DuPont—the area’s largest employer—they shut him down. Once Rob sees the thick, foamy water that bubbles into the creek, the gruesome effects it seems to have on livestock, and the disturbing frequency of cancer and other health problems in the area, he’s persuaded to fight against the type of corporation his firm routinely represents. After intense legal wrangling, Rob ultimately gains access to hundreds of thousands of pages of DuPont documents, some of them fifty years old, that reveal the company has been holding onto decades of studies proving the harmful effects of a chemical called PFOA, used in making Teflon. PFOA is often called a “forever chemical,” because once in the environment, it does not break down or degrade for millions of years, contaminating the planet forever. The case of one farmer soon spawns a class action suit on behalf of seventy thousand residents—and the shocking realization that virtually every person on the planet has been exposed to PFOA and carries the chemical in his or her blood. What emerges is a riveting legal drama “in the grand tradition of Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action” (Booklist, starred review) about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation; and one lawyer’s twenty-year struggle to expose the truth about this previously unknown—and still unregulated—chemical that we all have inside us.

Biological Extinction

release date: Sep 05, 2019
Biological Extinction
Questions why species are becoming extinct, and how we can protect the natural world on which we all depend.

Finding the Heart of the Nation

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Finding the Heart of the Nation
This is a book for all Australians. Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He’s visited communities big and small, often with the Uluru Statement canvas rolled up in a tube under his arm. Through the story of his own journey and interviews with 20 key people, Thomas taps into a deep sense of our shared humanity. The voices within these chapters make clear what the Uluru Statement is and why it is so important. And Thomas hopes you will be moved to join them, along with the growing movement of Australians who want to see substantive constitutional change. Thomas believes that we will only find the heart of our nation when the First peoples – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – are recognised with a representative Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution. ‘Thomas’s compelling work is full of Australian Indigenous voices that should be heard. Read this book, listen to them, and take action.’ – Danny Glover, actor and humanitarian

EU Competition Law

release date: Sep 01, 2019
EU Competition Law
The essential guide to EU competition law for students in one volume; extracts from key cases, academic works, and legislation are paired with incisive critique and commentary from an expert author team. In this fast-paced subject area, the authors carefully highlight the most important cases, legislation, and developments to allow students to navigate the breadth of legislation and case law. With their clear explanations and commentary, the authors provide invaluable support to students as they approach this complex and highly technical area of law. Extracts provide opportunities for students to understand the law in practice, and to see its relevance to business. Indispensable for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike, this is the standalone guide to the competition law of the EU. Online resources: The text is accompanied by online resources containing: -An additional chapter on State Aid -Web links -Updates in the law

The International Law of the Sea

release date: Aug 15, 2019
The International Law of the Sea
Provides comprehensive coverage of basic and contemporary issues of the law of the sea in a systematic manner.

Rules of Contract Law

release date: Jul 22, 2019
Rules of Contract Law
This convenient paperback from a highly respected author team supplements the authors’ own casebook as well as any other casebook for Contracts. It reproduces most sections from the Restatement (Second) of Contracts black-letter text with selected comments, examples, and illustrations; most sections of the Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 and 2, with more select sections of Articles 2A, 3 and 9; most articles from the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG); and many articles from the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts. This supplement also reproduces excerpts from other relevant source materials and provides accompanying commentary to enhance the study of contract law. Rules of Contract Law (2019 Edition) includes: • Restatement (Second) of Contracts • Restatements of the Law of Agency (Third), Employment Law, and Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (Third) • Principles of the Law of Software Contracts • Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1 and 2 and excerpts from Articles 2A, 3, and 9 • U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods • UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (2016) • Materials on Electronic Contracting (UCITA, UETA, and E-Sign Act) • Comment on Commercial, Employment, and Consumer Arbitration • Contract Drafting: A Sample Problem Highlights of the 2019 Edition: Expansive coverage of Restatement (Second) of Contracts, but more concise than prior edition Select provisions from other Restatements, including Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (Third), Agency (Third), and Employment, as well as Principles of Law of Software Contracts Expansive coverage of UCC Articles 1 and 2 Expansive coverage of the CISG Commentary on arbitration and contract drafting problems

Thompson's Modern Land Law

release date: Jul 20, 2019
Thompson's Modern Land Law
Thompson''s Modern Land Law looks at the core areas of this subject area through a theoretical and critical lens. The authors excel at explaining difficult rules and concepts clearly but without oversimplification, guiding students around the common pitfalls in areas where there is typically misunderstanding or confusion. Straightforward accounts of the law are underpinned by insightful author commentary on areas of debate, exposing students to critical reasoning. Examples of the context in which land law operates helps students to understand abstract topics and encourages them to appreciate the social importance of this subject. Online Resources You will find regular updates to the law and discussion on Twitter by following @modernlandlaw, which is regularly maintained by the authors.

Kidner's Casebook on Torts

release date: Jul 17, 2019
Kidner's Casebook on Torts
Kidner''s Casebook on Torts is the essential companion for undergraduate tort law students, providing a comprehensive portable library of leading cases in the field. Kirsty Horsey and Ericka Rackley, authors of the best-selling tort law textbook, combine their talents again to update Kidner''s popular casebook; bringing together an impressive range of carefully edited extracts and combining insightful commentary with questions and annotated cases to help your students identify and analyse the key elements of each case. Online resources The text is supported by online resources which provide a comprehensive suite of resources, including downloadable annotated cases, flashcard glossary, and web links and video clips of current items.

Business Law 2019-2020

release date: Jun 27, 2019
Business Law 2019-2020
Written by two experts in the field, Business Law provides practical, up-to-date coverage of company, partnership, taxation, and insolvency law, plus all relevant aspects of EU law. The manual provides all of the required material students need to understand the latest legal developments affecting business law transactions, with a particular focus on relevant taxation law and business accounts. Examples are used throughout the manual to enable students to contextualize their learning effectively. Extensive and updated statutory references allow students both to cross-refer to appropriate primary sources, and to use the guide to interpret such sources. The book''s depth of coverage, accessible format, and clear structure make it an ideal reference for students on the Legal Practice Course. Online Resources Free online resources provide a range of student learning activities which guide students through scenarios based on topics in the book.

Poole's Casebook on Contract Law

release date: Jun 12, 2019
Poole's Casebook on Contract Law
All the cases you need, together with the tools to understand them.This contract casebook presents all the leading cases, supplemented by succinct author commentary and thought-provoking questions to deepen your understanding. Now updated by Professor Robert Merkin and Dr Severine Saintier, Poole''s Casebook on Contract Law takes a uniquely supportive approach, to give you the confidence to engage with and analyse judgments. Online resources: The study of contract law continues via the online resources, keeping you up to date and helping to consolidate your learning. - Exercises and guidance on reading cases - Updates on new legislation, cases, and other legal developments

Forensic Science

release date: May 21, 2019
Forensic Science
Covering a range of fundamental topics essential to modern forensic investigation, the fifth edition of the landmark text Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques presents contributions and case studies from the personal files of experts in the field. In the fully updated 5th edition, Bell combines these testimonies into an accurate and engrossing account of cutting edge of forensic science across many different areas. Designed for a single-term course at the undergraduate level, the book begins by discussing the intersection of law and forensic science, how things become evidence, and how courts decide if an item or testimony is admissible. The text invites students to follow evidence all the way from the crime scene into laboratory analysis and even onto the autopsy table. Forensic Science offers the fullest breadth of subject matter of any forensic text available, including forensic anthropology, death investigation (including entomology), bloodstain pattern analysis, firearms, tool marks, and forensic analysis of questioned documents. Going beyond theory to application, this text incorporates the wisdom of forensic practitioners who discuss the real cases they have investigated. Textboxes in each chapter provide case studies, current events, and advice for career advancement. A brand-new feature, Myths in Forensic Science, highlights the differences between true forensics and popular media fictions. Each chapter begins with an overview and ends with a summary, and key terms, review questions, and up-to-date references. Appropriate for any sensibility, more than 350 full-color photos from real cases give students a true-to-life learning experience. *Access to identical eBook version included Features Showcases contributions from high-profile experts in the field Highlights real-life case studies from experts’ personal files, along with stunning full-color photographs Organizes chapters into topics most popular for coursework Covers of all forms of evidence, from bloodstain patterns to questioned documents Includes textboxes with historical notes, myths in forensic science, and advice for career advancement Provides chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, and further reading Includes access to an identical eBook version Ancillaries for Instructors: PowerPoint® lecture slides for every chapter A full Instructor’s Manual with hundreds of questions and answers—including multiple choice Additional chapters from previous editions Two extra in-depth case studies on firearms and arson (photos included) Further readings on entomological evidence and animal scavenging (photos included)

The Art of Law in the International Community

release date: May 31, 2019
The Art of Law in the International Community
Aesthetic philosophy and the arts offer an innovative and attractive approach to enhancing international law in support of peace.

The Killer Across the Table

release date: May 07, 2019
The Killer Across the Table
The legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process, and divulging the strategies used to crack some of America’s most challenging cases. The FBI’s pioneer of criminal profiling, former special agent John Douglas, has studied and interviewed many of America’s most notorious killers—including Charles Manson, ”Son of Sam Killer” David Berkowitz and ”BTK Strangler” Dennis Rader—trained FBI agents and investigators around and the world, and helped educate the country about these deadly predators and how they operate, and has become a legend in popular culture, fictionalized in The Silence of the Lambs and the hit television shows Criminal Minds and Mindhunter. Twenty years after his famous memoir, the man who literally wrote the book on FBI criminal profiling opens his case files once again. In this riveting work of true crime, he spotlights four of the most diabolical criminals he’s confronted, interviewed and learned from. Going deep into each man’s life and crimes, he outlines the factors that led them to murder and how he used his interrogation skills to expose their means, motives, and true evil. Like the hit Netflix show, The Killer Across the Table is centered around Douglas’ unique interrogation and profiling process. With his longtime collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas recounts the chilling encounters with these four killers as he experienced them—revealing for the first time his profile methods in detail. Going step by step through his interviews, Douglas explains how he connects each killer’s crimes to the specific conversation, and contrasts these encounters with those of other deadly criminals to show what he learns from each one. In the process, he returns to other famous cases, killers and interviews that have shaped his career, describing how the knowledge he gained from those exchanges helped prepare him for these. A glimpse into the mind of a man who has pierced the heart of human darkness, The Killer Across the Table unlocks the ultimate mystery of depravity and the techniques and approaches that have countered evil in the name of justice.

Introduction to the English Legal System 2019-2020

release date: May 01, 2019
Introduction to the English Legal System 2019-2020
Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Writing in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while also challenging assumptions and exploring current debates. Consolidating over 40 years'' experience in the law, Martin Partington examines beliefs about the English legal system, and encourages students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Incorporating all the latest developments, this concise introduction brings law and the legal system to life. Online resources This book is accompanied by online resources, including: questions for reflection and discussion; multiple choice questions; a glossary; further reading materials; web links; and a link to Martin Partington''s blog, which covers key developments in the English justice system.

An Introduction to Namibian Law

by: Amor S.K.
release date: Apr 15, 2019
An Introduction to Namibian Law
The author of this book, Prof. S.K. Amor, is Acting Director of the Justice Training Centre and lecturer at the University of Namibia. The writing of this book was inspired mainly by the fact that, despite Namibia''s independence in 1990, Namibian legal practitioners, academics and students lecturing and studying law at the University of Namibia (UNAM) still do not have a truly Namibian reference book. Instead, they rely heavily on legal literature from South Africa and other countries. An Introduction to Namibian Law is an attempt to bridge this gap by introducing law academics, lecturers and students to the most important aspects of Namibian law. It explains the origin of the country''s law and looks at the various influences over the years. The book contains material covered in various UNAM courses, such as Jurisprudence, Introduction to Cases, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Interpretation of Statutes, and Civil and Criminal Procedure. It also contains various extracts in support of legal arguments, in which legal concepts are illustrated and thoroughly explained, as well as sample legal forms. Full accounts of certain cases are included to give students of Namibian law a depth of understanding of how Namibian law has been applied over the years.

Environmental Risk Communication

release date: Mar 01, 2019
Environmental Risk Communication
A public meeting with angry residents and eager reporters is a common feature on the local news. Whether addressing environmental, or other issues, the experience for the board members, consultants, and specialists at these meetings ranges from uncomfortable to nightmarish. The issues discussed in these meetings usually stem from years of community disappointment, mistrust, fears, factions, political or social positioning, or all of the above. Industry faces a labyrinth of environmental and business regulations, and unique challenges in dealing with the public and the media. Environmental Risk Communication serves as a guide to understanding and complying with the Federal Risk Management Program and applying risk management and communication principles to daily plant operations. This book also helps Risk Management Plan (RMP) facilities successfully meet the new Federal requirements for public disclosure of RMP offsite consequence analysis results and provides techniques for communicating effectively during environmental emergencies. Written in a straight-forward, no-nonsense style the book presents concise informative chapters, flow diagrams, checklists, and a thorough index. The authors present step-by-step instruction on developing a principled plan of action that generates open communications. CEOs, Corporate Communications Specialists, Plant Managers, Environmental Compliance Supervisors, Health and Safety Officers, Environmental Scientists and Engineers, and Consultants will benefit from Environmental Risk Communication.

The ABCs of Debt

release date: Feb 11, 2019
The ABCs of Debt
Using a hands-on approach, The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law, Fifth Edition bridges the difference between understanding bankruptcy concepts and applying them with confidence. Parsons begins with the premise that the specialized study of bankruptcy requires an adequate foundation in other aspects of debtor/creditor relations. This foundational knowledge is reinforced by realistic, current case studies that introduce, explain, and illustrate bankruptcy law and procedure. Students see how a bankruptcy case unfolds, from the moment a debtor makes contact with a lawyer until the case is closed. That chronological, step-by-step approach is used to study cases filed under Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11. This book aspires not just to teach students ‘‘about’’ bankruptcy, but also to teach them how to ‘‘do’’ bankruptcy. Broad coverage includes bankruptcy law, debt creation, secured transactions, the law of liens, and debt collection. New to the Fifth Edition: Updated to reflect significant court decisions regarding debt collection and bankruptcy including: Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. which struck down structured settlements regarding a Chapter 11 debtor that conflict with §507 priorities unless affected creditors consent Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, U.S. holding that filing of a time barred proof of claim does not amount to a false, deceptive, misleading, unfair, or unconscionable debt collection practice within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP, v. Appling, holding that a materially false statement in writing about a single asset can be a “statement respecting the debtor’s financial condition,” rendering debt related to the asset nondischargeable under §523(a)(2)(B) Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis holding that private-sector non-union employers can use class action arbitration waiver provisions to bar employees from joining in a class action or collective arbitration to contest alleged wage and hour violation Updated references pertaining to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Education (student loans), payday lending, and car loans Analysis of the causes of bankruptcy for those age 65 and older Demonstration bankruptcies moved to appendices for easy reference Revised case studies comply with the latest amendments to the official bankruptcy forms in effect at the time of publication including the important new Form B113, Chapter 13 Plan approved by the U.S. Judicial Conference in 2017 Professors and students will benefit from: Realistic Case Studies that add a strong skill-building component to any study of bankruptcy law Problem-Hypotheticals in which students apply concepts to realistic situations Learn-by-Doing exercises, examples, and illustrations A sequential organization of bankruptcy topics that mirrors practice Ethical Considerations that highlight relevant ethical or professional challenges presented by the topic under discussion Chapter summaries, review questions, and sample forms View from the Bench case excerpts, accompanied by Applying the Law exercises, that link doctrine to practice Engaging and informative text boxes Key Concepts at the start of each chapter Complete Case Files for both case studies—provided for students on the companion website at WKLegaledu.com/Parsons-Debt5 and referred to throughout the chapters that make up Part B To Learn More (TLM) activities for each chapter—available on the companion website—designed to challenge and enable the student to do further research on issues raised in the text or to consult additional resources for further learning

Legal Writing and Analysis

release date: Feb 02, 2019
Legal Writing and Analysis
This streamlined text offers a straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Legal Writing and Analysis, Fifth Edition by Linda Edwards, leads students logically through reading and analyzing the law, writing the discussion of a legal question, and writing office memos, letters, and briefs. The text includes chapters on citation form, writing style, professionalism, and oral argument. The book features special focus on forms of legal reasoning (rules, analogies, policies, principles, customs, inferences, and narrative) complete with examples and exercises. It teaches students to recognize rule structures and use them to organize their document. New to the Fifth Edition: Streamlined chapters and exercises Updated citation materials covering current editions of both citation manuals Product page featuring more material on professional letters and accessible coverage and use of legal theory Professors and students will benefit from: Contextual learning, including important legal method material Superior treatment of how to organize a legal discussion Clear, ample coverage of legal reasoning Practice-oriented approach Numerous examples and short exercises for formative assessment Strong coverage of professional responsibility
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