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Facing Up

Author : Steven Weinberg
ISBN : 9780674068445
Genre : Science
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Each of these essays struggles in one way or another with the necessity of facing up to the discovery that the laws of nature are impersonal, with no hint of a special status for human beings. Defending the spirit of science against its cultural adversaries, these essays express a viewpoint that is reductionist, realist, and devoutly secular. Together, they afford the general reader the unique pleasure of experiencing the superb sense, understanding, and knowledge of one of the most interesting and forceful scientific minds of our era.ease fill in marketing copy

Facing Up

Author : Bear Grylls
ISBN : 9780330515399
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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. 'No one could fail to be gripped by his heartfelt excitement and emotion over what was the adventure of a lifetime' Independent 'Bear's tale is by turns hilarious and horrific' Daily Telegraph 'Written with refreshing humility, this is a briskly told account, not of conquering Everest, but of realizing its power' Daily Mail 'A remarkable tale' Daily Express

Facing Up

Author : Peter G. Peterson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003446379
Genre : Business & Economics
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Surveys the American economy, describes the problems caused by the growing budget deficit, and suggests a plan to eliminate it

Facing Up To The American Dream

Author : Jennifer L. Hochschild
ISBN : 1400821738
Genre : Social Science
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The ideology of the American dream--the faith that an individual can attain success and virtue through strenuous effort--is the very soul of the American nation. According to Jennifer Hochschild, we have failed to face up to what that dream requires of our society, and yet we possess no other central belief that can save the United States from chaos. In this compassionate but frightening book, Hochschild attributes our national distress to the ways in which whites and African Americans have come to view their own and each other's opportunities. By examining the hopes and fears of whites and especially of blacks of various social classes, Hochschild demonstrates that America's only unifying vision may soon vanish in the face of racial conflict and discontent. Hochschild combines survey data and vivid anecdote to clarify several paradoxes. Since the 1960s white Americans have seen African Americans as having better and better chances to achieve the dream. At the same time middle-class blacks, by now one-third of the African American population, have become increasingly frustrated personally and anxious about the progress of their race. Most poor blacks, however, cling with astonishing strength to the notion that they and their families can succeed--despite their terrible, perhaps worsening, living conditions. Meanwhile, a tiny number of the estranged poor, who have completely given up on the American dream or any other faith, threaten the social fabric of the black community and the very lives of their fellow blacks. Hochschild probes these patterns and gives them historical depth by comparing the experience of today's African Americans to that of white ethnic immigrants at the turn of the century. She concludes by claiming that America's only alternative to the social disaster of intensified racial conflict lies in the inclusiveness, optimism, discipline, and high-mindedness of the American dream at its best.

Facing Up

Author : Ned Stutman
ISBN : 9781440140990
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

The Age Of Apology

Author : Mark Gibney
ISBN : 0812240332
Genre : Political Science
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In "The Age of Apology" twenty-two law, politics, and human rights scholars explore the legal, political, social, historical, moral, religious, and anthropological aspects of Western apologies.

Facing Up To Radical Change In Universities And Colleges

Author : Armstrong, Steve
ISBN : 9781136354717
Genre : Education
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This text explores how academics face up to radical changes in the learning environment. With the implementation of new technologies to support teaching and learning there is a need for more strategic approaches to teaching and learning.

Facing Up To Thatcherism

Author : Mike Ironside
ISBN : 0199240752
Genre : Business & Economics
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Throughout the 1980s Mrs Thatcher dominated political life in the UK and Thatcherism became the shorthand for a series of political initiatives all over the world. Most accounts of these years have concentrated on the economics of free markets and privatization. This book takes a different stance through a detailed analysis of the responses of NALGO (The National and Local Government Officers Association) members, activists, leaders, and officials to the government's public sector reformand restructuring programme. Employees in health, local government, and education faced cuts in funding, compulsory competitive tendering, internal markets, and new management practices associated with HRM and TQM. Others in the gas, water, electricity, and transport industries faced wholesale privatization. This unique account of the period written from the evidence and perspective of those involved will be an important source for researchers, teachers, and practitioners in politics,industrial relations, public administration, and management concerned with the events and lessons of the 1980s.

Facing Up To Inequality In Latin America

Author : Inter-American Development Bank
ISBN : 9781886938366
Genre : Business & Economics
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Statistical appendix: pp. 203-282.

Facing Up To The Risks

Author : Dominic Casserley
ISBN : 0471592196
Genre : Business & Economics
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Tried-and-tested methods for financial institution success in a risky economy Written by a partner of McKinsey & Company, the world’s largest and most influential management consulting firm, this book offers wisdom from the cumulative experience of thousands of financial firms in successful risk management. You’ll find out how to make these winning strategies work for your company’s success and learn what you must know to cope with the uncertainties of tomorrow’s headlines. Facing Up to the Risks: Covers the ramifications of the S & L debacle, the Third World debt crisis, the fall of the Iron Curtain, and other major events with an impact on the financial community Provides four critical skills that can make or break a financial firm and five proven strategies for successful risk management Based on a major research project, on years of international consulting experience, and on contributions from over 40 experts around the globe Facing Up to the Risks shows you how to embrace today’s risks in ways that will help your company prosper and flourish in the ’90s

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