An Act to Incorporate the Maryland State Colonization Society (Classic Reprint): Maryland State Colonization Society
An Act to Incorporate Medical Societies, for the Purpose of Regulating the Practice of Physic and Surgery in This State, Passed the 4th of April, 1806:Together With the Bye-Laws of the Medical Society of the County of New-York, Incorporated on the 1st Da New York County Medical Society
Act of Incorporation:An Act to Incorporate a Medical Society in the State of Tennessee (Classic Reprint) Tennessee Medical Society
A killer holds an entire planet hostage. Brock Marsden uses Galactic technology to incorporate alien DNA into his body—gaining super-human abilities. As a member of the Moreau Society, Brock knows the risks, the dangers of using such advanced technology. Those reckless, ignorant, or simply unlucky risk becoming Dumpties, scrambled beyond saving, dying a horrible death. Now a rogue ex-member of the Moreau Society has twisted the Galactic technology into a horrible weapon capable of murder by mutation. The killer holds the entire planet hostage to his demands for a Galactic to surrender to him—something that the Glittering Throng will never do. With everything at stake, Brock Marsden must track down the killer and stop him before the unthinkable happens. In a case that demands everything, how much will Brock sacrifice to save a world?
Lobbying and political interest groups occupy an ambivalent place in advanced democracies. Lobbying is viewed with suspicion, but is also a critical avenue for voices in policy debates. This insightful book injects a new sociological understanding of politics and policy. Interest groups help set political agendas, provide support to policymakers, and mobilize resources around issues. Interest groups are also the means by which individuals and organizations achieve advantage over others in social and economic life. The book incorporates theory and research about interest groups into political sociology´s approach to issues of power, inequality, and public policy. As the book convincingly reveals, a sociological understanding of lobbying and interest groups illustrates the edges and boundaries of representative democracy itself. Using case studies and data, and organized by topics such as influence, collective action, representation, and inequality, the book is a critical resource for students of policymaking and political sociology.
What is nature worth? The answer to this question - which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms - is revolutionizing the way we do business. In Nature’s Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. The forests, floodplains, and oyster reefs often seen simply as raw materials or as obstacles to be cleared in the name of progress are, in fact as important to our future prosperity as technology or law or business innovation. Who invests in nature, and why? What rates of return can it produce? When is protecting nature a good investment? With stories from the South Pacific to the California coast, from the Andes to the Gulf of Mexico and even to New York City, Nature’s Fortune shows how viewing nature as green infrastructure allows for breakthroughs not only in conservation - protecting water supplies; enhancing the health of fisheries; making cities more sustainable, livable and safe; and dealing with unavoidable climate change - but in economic progress, as well. Organizations obviously depend on the environment for key resources - water, trees, and land. But they can also reap substantial commercial benefits in the form of risk mitigation, cost reduction, new investment opportunities, and the protection of assets. Once leaders learn how to account for nature in financial terms, they can incorporate that value into the organization’s decisions and activities, just as habitually as they consider cost, revenue, and ROI. A must-listen for business leaders, CEOs, investors, and environmentalists alike, Nature’s Fortune offers an essential guide to the world’s economic - and environmental - well-being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clinton Wade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012458/bk_adbl_012458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Eveline´´ is a short story from James Joyce´s classic Dubliners. Nineteen-year-old Eveline has decided to leave home, but her future journey may not be all that she hopes. Like other stories in Dubliners,´´Eveline´´ offers a penetrating analysis of Dublin society, especially its stagnation and paralysis. Each story incorporates epiphanies, by which Joyce meant to convey a sudden consciousness of the ´´soul´´ of a thing. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006048/bk_blak_006048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. Developed over the course of centuries and thriving for more than 200 years, the Chacoans´ society collapsed dramatically in the twelfth century, in a mere 40 years. David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how they parallel patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition. Adding new research findings on caloric flows in prehistoric times and investigating the evolutionary dynamics induced by these forces as well as exploring the consequences of an increasingly detached central Chacoan decision-making structure, Stuart argues that Chaco´s failure was a failure to adapt to the consequences of rapid growth, including problems with the misuse of farmland, malnutrition, loss of community, and inability to deal with climatic catastrophe. Have modern societies learned from the experiences and fate of the Chaco Anasazi, or are we risking a similar cultural collapse? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029298/bk_acx0_029298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sir Thomas More´s Utopia has spurred debate, reflection, and critical thinking since its original publication in the 16th century. More´s fictional island of Utopia provides an exploration of issues that shook him and his contemporaries and that continue to be problematic in the modern day. The details of More´s utopian society, such as the permissibility of euthanasia and comments on chastity in the priesthood combine with proposals for the coexistence of varied religions to put forth a work that incorporates the totality of More´s religious, sociological, and philosophical talents. This version of Utopia is the translation by Bishop Gilbert Burnet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Prebble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001867/bk_tant_001867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Immensely rich and exciting . . . Christopher Hill has that supreme gift of being able to show us the seventeenth-century world from the inside.´´-Arthur Marwick in New Society Within the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century which resulted in the triumph of the protestant ethic-the ideology of the propertied class-there threatened another, quite different, revolution. Its success ´´might have established communal property, a far wider democracy in political and legal institutions, might have disestablished the state church and rejected the protestant ethic.´´ In The World Turned Upside Down Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers, and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them. The relations between rich and poor classes, the part played by wandering ´´master-less´´ men, the outbursts of sexual freedom and deliberate blasphemy, the great imaginative creations of Milton and Bunyan-these and many other elements build up into a marvelously detailed and coherent portrait of this strange, sudden effusion of revolutionary beliefs. It is a portrait not of the bourgeois revolution that actually took place but of the impulse towards a far more fundamental overturning of society. ´´Brilliant . . . he depicts with marvelous erudition and sympathy the profound rationality of the Cromwellian ´underground.´´´-David Caute in New Statesman ´´Incorporates some of Dr. Hill´s most profound statements yet about the seventeenth-century revolution as a whole.´´-Economist