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The World Could Be Otherwise

Author : Norman Fischer
ISBN : 9781611805048
Genre : Religion
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An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"--qualities that lead to kindness, wisdom, and an awakened life. In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves. In this inspiring reframe of a classic Buddhist teaching, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that the paramitas, or “six perfections”—generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and understanding—can help us reconfigure the world we live in. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, ethics, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.

Senate Documents Otherwise Publ As Public Documents And Executive Documents

Author : United States. Congress. Senate
ISBN : OXFORD:555037829
Genre : United States
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Topsy Turvy

Author : Jules Verne
ISBN : 9782322253555
Genre : Fiction
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The Gun Club of Baltimore is surely the most famous Gun Club in the world - for did not this madly ambitious group launch a capsule from the Earth's surface up through the atmosphere, and then beyond, toward the Moon? Now Barbicane and Nicholl's famous club is engaged in an absurdly massive project once again, a project of literally Earth-shaking proportions. Barbicane has purchased the northern polar ice cap -- for its thick veins of coal. And the plan is no less than to tip the Earth on its axis, to bring a temperate climate around the globe . . . and enable the mining of those valuable deposits!

Legal Aspects Of Abandoned Lost Or Otherwise Discarded Fishing Gear

Author : Hodgson, S.
ISBN : 9789251355428
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The growing quantity of plastic waste in the marine environment including abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) is a global problem. A particular feature of ALDFG is the potential of some gears to carry on fishing for many months or even years. The study examines legal responses to ALDFG in the context of marine fisheries. After discussing the nature of the problem of ALDFG and some of the reasons why fishing gear is abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded, the study examines the response of the international community to ALDFG. A key finding is that ALDFG is at the same time, a fishing issue, a navigation problem (of vessel source pollution) and an environmental problem with the resulting involvement of FAO, IMO and UNEP as well as the UN General Assembly. After examining potential legal approaches to the problem, the study then describes the basic legal and institutional arrangements in four case study jurisdictions that have adopted legal measures to address ALDFG, namely Australia, the European Union and its Member States, Norway and the USA finding once again the tripartite responsibility of fisheries, navigation and environment ministries/agencies. The inter-sectoral nature of ALDFG suggests the need for a collaborative and coordinated approach. While not all of the case study jurisdictions make use of all ten of the individual legal measures identified, the case studies also clearly show that ALDFG is a problem that is susceptible to a legal response at the national or regional level including through the use of extended producer responsibility schemes, various reporting requirements and gear standards. Legal tools to address the problem of ALDFG clearly exist. The extent to which some, or all, of them are necessary or appropriate in a given context at national, regional or global level is not ultimately a legal question but a political one.

Our Corner

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ISBN : UCAL:B3042509
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Adaptation And Developments In Western Buddhism

Author : Phil Henry
ISBN : 9781472512550
Genre : Religion
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Benchmark analysis of the extent of shifting contemporaryengagement and practice of UK Buddhist communities, which challenges thestereotype of other-worldly Buddhist asceticism.

The Transhumanism Handbook

Author : Newton Lee
ISBN : 9783030169206
Genre : Computers
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Modern humanity with some 5,000 years of recorded history has been experiencing growing pains, with no end in sight. It is high time for humanity to grow up and to transcend itself by embracing transhumanism. Transhumanism offers the most inclusive ideology for all ethnicities and races, the religious and the atheists, conservatives and liberals, the young and the old regardless of socioeconomic status, gender identity, or any other individual qualities. This book expounds on contemporary views and practical advice from more than 70 transhumanists. Astronaut Neil Armstrong said on the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Transhumanism is the next logical step in the evolution of humankind, and it is the existential solution to the long-term survival of the human race.

The End Of The World

Author : Richard Morris
ISBN : UOM:39015015209094
Genre : Science
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Investigates potential catastrophes that could bring about the end of the world, speculating on the possibility of the explosion of a nearby supernova, the collision of the earth with another astronomical body, a new ice age, and man-made genetic monsters

Unrecognised By The World At Large

Author : Alastair Robson
ISBN : 9781788032728
Genre : History
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The building of asylums throughout the country in the middle of the 19th Century expressly for the pauper mentally ill, who would otherwise have had no means of obtaining any medical care at all for themselves or their family members, was enlightened thinking by the Victorians. Victorian doctors of the mentally ill (or 'alienists' as they were known) were dedicated physicians who laboured under difficult circumstances to provide care, and occasionally cure, for their patients, whose numbers were to rise remorselessly throughout the Century. Unrecognised by the World at Large is a biography of Dr Henry Parsey, the first physician to the Warwick Asylum at Hatton, is a study of a 19th century provincial alienist’s medical training and career – with an intimate glimpse of his domestic life in his last years – and discusses extensively the care of the mentally ill before and after the asylum era. Dr Parsey was a pupil of two of the most famous English physicians to the mentally ill, Dr John Conolly and Sir John Bucknill; both of whom had been in medical practice in Warwickshire. Under Dr Henry Parsey’s supervision, the Warwick Asylum was internationally respected for the excellence of its care, yet he remained unrecognised by the world at large; Alastair’s book offers the same recognition to Dr Parsey as is given to other illustrious Victorian alienists. Inspired by the work of Michael Holroyd and Richard Ellmann, Unrecognised by the World at Largeoffers readers a unique perspective of the life and work of Dr Parsey. It will appeal to readers interested in medical history and the Victorian asylum era, as well as those interested in the history of the Warwickshire area.

Hansard S Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106511405
Genre : Great Britain
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Faster Higher Farther How One Of The World S Largest Automakers Committed A Massive And Stunning Fraud

Author : Jack Ewing
ISBN : 9780393254525
Genre : Business & Economics
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“A rich history of a company whose cars, for better and worse, have touched millions of lives, a character study of a brilliant but deeply flawed leader, and a case study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic.” —Bethany McLean, New York Times Book Review Faster, Higher, Farther chronicles a corporate scandal that rivals those at Enron and Lehman Brothers—one that will cost Volkswagen more than $22 billion in fines and settlements. Through meticulous reporting, New York Times correspondent Jack Ewing documents why VW felt compelled to install “defeat devices” in diesel vehicles that unlawfully lowered CO2 levels during emissions testing, and how the fraud was committed, covered up, and finally detected. Faster, Higher, Farther is a briskly written account of unrivaled corporate greed. Updated with the latest information and a new afterword by the author.

The Architect

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ISBN : UOM:39015080283792
Genre : Architecture
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House Documents Otherwise Publ As Executive Documents

Author : United States. Congress. House
ISBN : OXFORD:555038300
Genre : United States
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Indiana School Journal And Teacher

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ISBN : UIUC:30112088146946
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The Last Of The Giant Killers

Author : John Christopher Atkinson
ISBN : IND:30000121005379
Genre : Adventure stories
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The Social Economist

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ISBN : PRNC:32101065211532
Genre : Economics
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Works Of Samuel Richardson The History Of Clarissa Harlowe

Author : Samuel Richardson
ISBN : UOM:49015002129915
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The Congressional Globe

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ISBN : BSB:BSB11180342
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The Great Art Of Government

Author : Peter Josephson
ISBN : UOM:39015054304020
Genre : Political Science
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Moving beyond previous scholarship, he gives us a Locke as much concerned with the effective functioning of government as with the roots of its moral legitimacy."--BOOK JACKET.

Virtue

Author : Gordon Loud
ISBN : 9781105818455
Genre : Religion
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Why do billions of people readily embrace belief in the virtue of religious faith? Explore the virtues we value and seek to uphold, and discover the role religion and politics play in our beliefs concerning virtue. Our virtuous aims lie at the heart of our manner of examining and method of questioning what we hold to be true concerning the world and religious faith. VIRTUE presents an opportunity for readers to examine religious faith and its measure while it lays bare our desires for and pursuit of virtue. From a position of clarity concerning our manner of thinking and beliefs, the focus on virtue is directed toward universal virtues we can embrace, value, and pursue in our daily living for the benefits they bestow. Where your virtue lies will shock your faith and will challenge you to embrace yourself and others in a better way.

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