In Extremis

Author: Neil Bartlett

Publisher: Oberon Books


Category: Drama

Page: 62

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On March 24, 1895, Mrs. Robinson, a society palm-reader, agreed to see Oscar Wilde in her London flat. Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, "Bosie," was urging him to sue the Marquis of Queensberry (Bosie's father) for libel. But Wilde's friends, wary of Queensberry's power, were warning him to leave town. A play about a man at the height of his fame asking a complete stranger about a potentially life-changing decision.

In Extremis

Author: Jürgen Kropp,Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642148638

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The book addresses a weakness of current methodologies used in extreme value assessment, i.e. the assumption of stationarity, which is not given in reality. With respect to this issue a lot of new developed technologies are presented, i.e. influence of trends vs. internal correlations, quantitative uncertainty assessments, etc. The book not only focuses on artificial time series data, but has a close link to empirical measurements, in order to make the suggested methodologies applicable for practitioners in water management and meteorology.

Social Work in Extremis

Author: Michael Lavalette,Vasilios Ioakimidis

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847427189

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 8821

This important book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme social, economic and political situations including war situations, military regimes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Classics in Extremis

Author: Edmund Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350017264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 2610

Classics in Extremis reimagines classical reception. Its contributors explore some of the most remarkable, hard-fought and unsettling claims ever made on the ancient world: from the coal-mines of England to the paradoxes of Borges, from Victorian sexuality to the trenches of the First World War, from American public-school classrooms to contemporary right-wing politics. How does the reception of the ancient world change under impossible strain? Its protagonists are 'marginal' figures who resisted that definition in the strongest terms. Contributors argue for a decentered model of classical reception: where the 'marginal' shapes the 'central' as much as vice versa – and where the most unlikely appropriations of antiquity often have the greatest impact. What kind of distortions does the model of 'centre' and 'margins' produce? How can 'marginal' receptions be recovered most effectively? Bringing together some of the leading scholars in the field, Classics in Extremis moves beyond individual case studies to develop fresh methodologies and perspectives on the study of classical reception.

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Author: Robert Force,A. N. Yiannopoulos,Martin Davies

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 1587982900

Category: Law

Page: 752

View: 5714

This is an abridged version of a casebook (previously published in two volumes) on admiralty and maritime law. Nine chapters cover: admiralty jurisdiction and procedure; federalism and admiralty jurisdiction; admiralty remedies; carriage of goods; charter parties; personal injury and death claims; collision and other accidents; maritime liens; and

Leadership in Extreme Situations

Author: Michael Holenweger,Michael Karl Jager,Franz Kernic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319550594

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 9103

This book covers various aspects of leadership in critical situations and under extreme conditions. Today’s leaders often face challenging situations or unexpected difficulties, and mastering these requires a wide spectrum of competencies such as creativity, courage and empathy. Therefore, this book provides an interdisciplinary approach including both theoretical concepts and practical findings relevant to optimizing leadership in extreme situations. Issues such as why people act as they do in stressful and extreme situations, or what constitutes the nexus between leadership/followership, organizations, and culture etc., are addressed. Leadership under extreme conditions is a very complex topic and one that has been approached from a variety of perspectives. The contributions to this volume thus originate from various academic disciplines including political science, social sciences, psychology, and philosophy. Insights from the study of in extremis leadership can help researchers and practitioners understand the individual, team and contextual factors that influence leadership and, ultimately, organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Leadership in Extreme Situations is a collection of contributions by selected scholars and field experts. It addresses key issues of leadership, morale and cohesion, as well as ethical questions; provides an ideal entry into the complex world of advanced leadership; and serves as a practical guide for the successful implementation of modern leadership.

Essential 25000 English-Italian Law Dictionary

Author: Nam H Nguyen

Publisher: Nam H Nguyen



Page: 5155

View: 1151

The Essential 25000 English-Italian Law Dictionary is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of Law words with definitions. This eBook is an easy-to-understand guide to Law terms for anyone anyways at any time. The content of this eBook is only to be used for informational purposes and an invaluable legal reference for any legal system. It's always a good idea to consult a professional lawyer or attorney with legal issues. Just remember one thing that learning never stops! Read, Read, Read! And Write, Write, Write! A thank you to my wonderful wife Beth (Griffo) Nguyen and my amazing sons Taylor Nguyen and Ashton Nguyen for all their love and support, without their emotional support and help, none of these educational language eBooks and audios would be possible. The Essential 25000 Dizionario Inglese-Italiano legge è una grande risorsa ovunque tu vada; si tratta di uno strumento semplice che ha solo le parole che desideri e necessità! L'intero dizionario è un elenco alfabetico delle parole di legge con definizioni. Questo eBook è una guida di facile comprensione per i termini di legge per chiunque in ogni modo, in qualsiasi momento. Il contenuto di questo eBook è da utilizzare solo a scopo informativo e un riferimento giuridico inestimabile per tutto il sistema giuridico. E 'sempre una buona idea di consultare un avvocato professionista o avvocato con questioni legali. Basta ricordare una cosa che l'apprendimento non si ferma mai! Leggere, leggere, leggere! E Scrivere, scrivere, scrivere! Un grazie alla mia meravigliosa moglie Beth (Griffo) Nguyen ei miei figli sorprendenti Taylor Nguyen Nguyen e Ashton per tutto il loro amore e sostegno, senza il loro sostegno emotivo e di aiuto, nessuno di questi eBook lingua di istruzione e audio sarebbe possibile.

Design and Crime

Author: Hal Foster

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844533

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 7566

In the first half of this book, Hal Foster surveys our new 'political economy of design,' exploring the marketing of culture and the branding of identity, the development of spectacle-architecture and the rise of global cities. In the second half, he examines the historical relations of modern art and the modern museum, the conceptual vicissitudes of art history and visual studies, the recent travails of art criticism, and the double aftermath of modernism and postmodernism. Written in a lively style, Design and Crime offers historical sketches and contemporary test-cases in an attempt to illuminate the conditions for critical culture in the present.