Facing Up

Author: Ned Stutman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440140995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Ned Stutman's often humorous account of his life with, and dying of, cancer. The book was completed by family and friends from his incomplete text after his death.

Facing Up

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033051539X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8611

'No one could fail to be gripped by his heartfelt excitement and emotion over what was the adventure of a lifetime' Independent At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became one of the youngest Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, and it is generally acknowledged that younger climbers have more difficulty coping with the adverse effects of mountaineering. Nevertheless, only two years after breaking his back in a freefall parachuting accident, Bear Grylls overcame severe weather conditions, fatigue, dehydration and a last-minute illness to stand on top of the world's highest mountain. Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his friendship and faith.

Facing Up to Change

Author: Georgia Brock

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460238311


Page: 228

View: 8816

An intricate novel about how changes in family dynamic can ignite the flame of personal reawakening. Gloria Beaton is a self-made woman of substance. Defined by her trailblazing spirit, she is shunned by the new influences who have overtaken her Ontario establishment family and tainted it with dysfunctionality. Having recently ended a loveless marriage, at forty-nine, she finds herself cultivating a dual career and developing a relationship with a mesmerizing man twelve years her junior, Canadian-born Raj Mukherjee. As her family's once burgeoning business flounders, Gloria is torn by having to make a painful decision: Should she once and for all embrace her own happiness, widening the divide between her and her kin? Or should she continue to protect her family's values and traditions, sacrificing her need to be true to herself? Loyalties are tested, roles shift, and the tables inevitably turn. Facing Up to Change shines a light on how inextricably and, sometimes, painfully family, money, and love are linked.

Facing Up to Fatherhood

Author: Miranda Lee

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459210943

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6825

"I'm not the baby's father!" When a beautiful brunette wheeled a baby carriage into Dominic Hunter's office, he knew he could not have forgotten making love to her! But Tina was convinced that Dominic was Bonnie's father—even if he did insist on denying paternity—and she was determined to make this heartless seducer face up to fatherhood. Heartless? Even Dominic couldn't resist baby Bonnie, whether she was his or not. Seducer? Suddenly Dominic couldn't resist being that, either; never before had he wanted a woman—Tina—so much....

Facing Up to Mortality

Author: Daniel Liechty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 179365543X

Category: Death

Page: 186

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Late anthropologist Ernest Becker outlined a theory that a major function of culture is to provide answers to the Big Questions people pose in relation to the uniquely human recognition of death and mortality. In Facing Up to Mortality, each chapter interacts with Becker's theory from the perspective of a religious tradition or academic discipline.

Facing Up to Scarcity

Author: Barbara Fried

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198847874

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 5545

Facing Up to Scarcity offers a powerful critique of the nonconsequentialist approaches that have been dominant in Anglophone moral and political thought over the last fifty years. In these essays Barbara H. Fried examines the leading schools of contemporary nonconsequentialist thought, including Rawlsianism, Kantianism, libertarianism, and social contractarianism. In the realm of moral philosophy, she argues that nonconsequentialist theories grounded in the sanctity of "individual reasons" cannot solve the most important problems taken to be within their domain. Those problems, which arise from irreducible conflicts among legitimate (and often identical) individual interests, can be resolved only through large-scale interpersonal trade-offs of the sort that nonconsequentialism foundationally rejects. In addition to scrutinizing the internal logic of nonconsequentialist thought, Fried considers the disastrous social consequences when nonconsequentialist intuitions are allowed to drive public policy. In the realm of political philosophy, she looks at the treatment of distributive justice in leading nonconsequentialist theories. Here one can design distributive schemes roughly along the lines of the outcomes favoured--but those outcomes are not logically entailed by the normative premises from which they are ostensibly derived, and some are extraordinarily strained interpretations of those premises. Fried concludes, as a result, that contemporary nonconsequentialist political philosophy has to date relied on weak justifications for some very strong conclusions.

Facing up to AIDS

Author: Sholto Cross,Alan Whiteside

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349249300

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 331

View: 3351

Facing up to AIDS is a novel and incisive study of a global plague which continues to threaten to engulf South Africa at this crucial moment in its history. Economists, demographers and health planners present a range of new methods of understanding the likely course of the disease, drawn from the most recent research and thinking by social scientists on the relationship between epidemic disease, economic growth and human resources. South Africa presents a unique opportunity for understanding AIDS, combining as it does Third World problems with a sophisticated infrastructure: the models of demographic projection and economic linkages which are explored here will be of major relevance for examining the socio-economic impact of AIDS in a range of countries in Asia and Latin America. Until medical science comes up with a miracle vaccine, the modification of behaviour is the only defence, and the essays in this volume make a powerful case for putting further resources into the research needed to bring this about.