Inherent Vice

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143117564

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon—Private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there. It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Undeniably one of the most influential writers at work today, Pynchon has penned another unforgettable book.

Perils of the Seas and Inherent Vice in Marine Insurance Law

Author: Ayça Uçar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000207803

Category: Law

Page: 198

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The Supreme Court ruling in Global Process System Inc. v Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad (The Cendor MOPU) created a shock wave in the London marine insurance market as the Supreme Court decision changed the boundaries of doctrine in respect of the meaning of "perils of the sea" and "inherent vice". Both phrases play an important role in the insurance market, affecting both assureds and insurers and their respective interests under all classes of marine insurance policies. This book reviews the origin of the clauses "perils of the sea" and "inherent vice" by tracing back through the early cases in order to understand the origin, and noting how and why the changes occurred. It will examine how the law has been developed in the recent cases, discussing whether the Supreme Court case, The Cendor MOPU’, has overruled the previous cases in terms of the words "inherent vice" and "perils of the sea". Considering the impact of The Cendor MOPU decision in respect of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 as well as the standard cargo clauses, it evaluates whether the decision is consistent with the 1906 Act and the Clauses, discussing the effect of the decision on recent cases and on the insurance market.

Glossary of International Trade

Author: Edward G. Hinkelman

Publisher: World Trade Press



Page: 184

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EBOOK: Domestic Violence: A Multi-professional Approach for Health Professionals

Author: June Keeling,Tom Mason

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236308

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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This book takes a multi-agency approach to domestic violence and looks at a large range of issues that impact on those working in the health and social care field. It begins with identification of situations where abuse may occur, including intimate partner violence, child and adolescent abuse, same-sex violence, and elderly abuse. The book considers the commonalities for survivors of abuse - such as the right to feel safe and protected from violence - and evaluates how health and social care professionals can work towards a positive outcome for all of the individuals involved. The book is divided into four parts, Recognition, Reaction, Involvement and Outcome and includes chapters on: Sexual Coercion and Domestic Violence Abuse and the Elderly Treatment and Alcohol Multi-Disciplinary Working Relationship Conflict and Abuse Outcomes Domestic Violence is a key reference resource for students and professionals across a wide range of health and social care occupations. Contributors: Georgia Anetzberger, Michael Kimmel, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Adrian Sutton, Poco Kernsmith, T Shackelford, Aaron T. Goetz, Marianne R. Yoshioka, Karel Kurst-Swanger, Julie Schumacher, Jay Peters, Dana DeHart, Iona Heath, Albert R. Roberts, Anne Cools, Melanie Shepard, Patricia O'Campo, Ajitha Cyriac, Farah Ahmed, Richard E. Heyman, Iona Heath, Chris Murphy, Beth Mattingly, Laura Dugan, Katherine van Wormer.

Current Affairs October 2021 eBook

Author: Jagranjosh

Publisher: Jagran Prakashan Ltd.


Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Current Affairs October 2021 eBook is created by keeping the demands of recent patterns of various competitive exams in major view. It is brought to you by The topics for cover story and entire news section are selected on the basis of an analysis of general awareness sections in all important exams including IAS, PCS, BANK, SSC, Insurance and others. The time duration of topics covered in the magazine includes all exam oriented current affairs of October 2021. It presents the comprehensive coverage of current affairs events which are chosen on the basis of the requirements of all important exams. It covers all exam oriented current affairs of October 2021 with all required facts and analysis. The analysis of all the events related to National, International, Economy, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology is done in a way that fulfils the demand of all the important exams including IAS. The language used in the magazine is lucid and easy-to-understand language. The eBook is expected to be handy for most of forthcoming exams like, Civil Services Examination, Various Insurance AO Exams, PCS exams, MAT and others.

Inherent Vice

Author: Lucas Hilderbrand

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822392194

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

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In an age of digital technology and renewed anxiety about media piracy, Inherent Vice revisits the recent analog past with an eye-opening exploration of the aesthetic and legal innovations of home video. Analog videotape was introduced to consumers as a blank format, essentially as a bootleg technology, for recording television without permission. The studios initially resisted VCRs and began legal action to oppose their marketing. In turn, U.S. courts controversially reinterpreted copyright law to protect users’ right to record, while content owners eventually developed ways to exploit the video market. Lucas Hilderbrand shows how videotape and fair use offer essential lessons relevant to contemporary progressive media policy. Videotape not only radically changed how audiences accessed the content they wanted and loved but also altered how they watched it. Hilderbrand develops an aesthetic theory of analog video, an “aesthetics of access” most boldly embodied by bootleg videos. He contends that the medium specificity of videotape becomes most apparent through repeated duplication, wear, and technical failure; video’s visible and audible degeneration signals its uses for legal transgressions and illicit pleasures. Bringing formal and cultural analysis into dialogue with industrial history and case law, Hilderbrand examines four decades of often overlooked histories of video recording, including the first network news archive, the underground circulation of Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, a feminist tape-sharing network, and the phenomenally popular website YouTube. This book reveals the creative uses of videotape that have made essential content more accessible and expanded our understanding of copyright law. It is a politically provocative, unabashedly nostalgic ode to analog.

A History of the Book in America, 5-volume Omnibus E-book

Author: David D. Hall

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469628961

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The five volumes in A History of the Book in America offer a sweeping chronicle of our country's print production and culture from colonial times to the end of the twentieth century. This interdisciplinary, collaborative work of scholarship examines the book trades as they have developed and spread throughout the United States; provides a history of U.S. literary cultures; investigates the practice of reading and, more broadly, the uses of literacy; and links literary culture with larger themes in American history. Now available for the first time, this complete Omnibus ebook contains all 5 volumes of this landmark work. Volume 1 The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World Edited by Hugh Amory and David D. Hall 664 pp., 51 illus. Volume 2 An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840 Edited by Robert A. Gross and Mary Kelley 712 pp., 66 illus. Volume 3 The Industrial Book, 1840-1880 Edited by Scott E. Casper, Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, and Michael Winship 560 pp., 43 illus. Volume 4 Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940 Edited by Carl F. Kaestle and Janice A. Radway 688 pp., 74 illus. Volume 5 The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Postwar America Edited by David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin, and Michael Schudson 632 pp., 95 illus.

Creating the Sacred eBook

Author: Fpmt

Publisher: FPMT


Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Creating the Sacred, dives into the world of the artists and organizers creating the beautiful and inspiring sacred art of FPMT. This collection of interviews and stories includes a history of Buddhist art, discussions of the benefits of holy objects, and an inside look at what goes into making Tibetan Buddhist thangkas, prayer wheels, and statues. While all of the collection’s fourteen pieces come from back issues of Mandala, many are being made available in digital form for the first time! 2017 Edition.

Ebook: Succeeding with your University Essay

Author: John Biggam

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335248519

Category: Study Aids

Page: 210

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Learn the craft of writing a high-quality, high-mark university essay with this step-by-step guide. Suitable for all students – from making the transition to university study that much easier to refining your technique for the final year – this accessible and concise book leads you through the complete essay-writing process in five straightforward steps. The book is packed with best practice tips, common student mistakes (and how to avoid them!), and practical templates that have been designed to help you write your university essays. You will discover new techniques for deconstructing essay questions, like GALA; a complete Harvard Referencing catalogue, showing you how to properly record sources and references; and a generic essay template to help you cover everything necessary for those top marks. Once you read this book, you will never have to ask the following questions – because you will know the answers: • What is this question asking me to do? • How should I structure my essay? • What goes in an Introduction? • How do I write a meaningful paragraph? • How do I cite a source properly? • What is ‘background information’? • How do I evaluate someone’s work? • What goes in a Conclusion? • How do I create a reference list? • What do I do with feedback?

EBOOK: The Best Ways to Teach Primary Science: Research into Practice

Author: Michael Allen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335261876

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 5493

This book provides an exceptional insight into how children learn science, as well as which teaching approaches have been found to be most successful. Drawing on the significant body of research carried out over the past 35 years, the book provides valuable evidence about which tried-and–tested approaches enhance learning and help children actually learn science. The book:• supports you in becoming more effective in teaching primary science• offers a reliable evidential base, founded on significant research findings• helps you make informed choices about which approaches to use in your teaching repertoire• provides support for completing your written assignments Overall the text helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of primary science, as well as how best to plan for teaching this important subject. Insights into how children best learn science, together with practical teaching ideas that have been tested in a systematic way, makes this an essential book for primary teachers in training and an invaluable guide for primary teachers teaching science in Key Stages One and Two. “This book makes a major, evidence-based contribution to teaching science in the primary school. It provides a solid grounding for busy teachers to access and use research findings to enhance their professional development and practice. Each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of a science topic, including: revision of subject knowledge; research findings on children's ideas; learning progression; suggested ways to teach, and research exemplars and lesson outlines. This book is a valuable resource for student teachers and for teachers with many years of experience. It is an indispensable addition to every primary teacher’s bookshelf and every university education department.” Rob Toplis, recently Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Brunel University, UK “This is a great ‘why to…’ and ‘how to…’ book. Michael Allen’s use of progressive understanding underscores both the unfolding stories of primary science alongside children’s developing grasp of the key ideas involved. His work is based on a wealth of research that provides the basis for the ‘why to…’ in curriculum organisation and planning. This is then brought to bear on considerable professional experience and classroom practice to provide the ‘how to…’ for teachers, covering a range of important topics in primary science. An excellent compendium of rationales and resources.” Mike Watts, Professor of Education, Brunel University, UK