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Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm by Wade Davis

By Wade Davis

For greater than 30 years, popular anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the globe, learning the mysteries of sacred vegetation and celebrating the world’s conventional cultures. His ardour as an ethnobotanist has introduced him to the very middle of indigenous existence in areas as distant and numerous because the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural panorama of Haiti. In mild on the fringe of the area, Davis explores the concept those distinctive cultures signify distinctive visions of lifestyles itself and feature a lot to coach the remainder of the area approximately alternative ways of dwelling and considering. As he investigates the darkish undercurrents tearing humans from their prior and propelling them into an doubtful destiny, Davis reiterates that the threats confronted by means of indigenous cultures endanger and scale down all cultures.

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Kurzkommentar zum ABGB: Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch by Helmut Koziol, Peter Bydlinski, Raimund Bollenberger

By Helmut Koziol, Peter Bydlinski, Raimund Bollenberger

Das ABGB und wichtige Nebengesetze sind schon seit längerem durch mehrere Kommentare größeren Umfangs erschlossen, ebenso durch Sammlungen von Leitsätzen höchstgerichtlicher Entscheidungen. Ein entsprechender Kurzkommentar, der vor allem dem Praktiker systematische und aktuelle details verschafft, fehlte in Österreich jedoch bisher. Im ersten Kurzkommentar zum ABGB wird sowohl über die zentralen Grundsätze von Rechtsinstituten und Einzelbestimmungen aufgeklärt, als auch über die wichtigsten Detailfragen informiert. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die höchstgerichtliche Judikatur. Bei der Literaturauswahl wurde den Aspekten Aktualität, Greifbarkeit und weiterführende Problemaufbereitung besonderer Stellenwert eingeräumt.

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Deep Country: Five Years in the Welsh Hills. Neil Ansell by Neil Ansell

By Neil Ansell

Neil Ansell spent 5 years residing among the again of past and the center of nowhere, on his personal, with out electrical energy, fuel or water and successfully purely the flora and fauna round him for corporation. His dilapidated cottage, rented for GBP100 in line with 12 months, is so uncovered to the weather that it sounds as if to rain uphill, and so distant that you should stroll for twenty miles west with out seeing a unmarried different living. because the years go he feels himself dissolving into, and turning into, simply one other a part of the panorama.

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The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century by George Molyneaux

By George Molyneaux

The principal argument of The Formation of the English country within the 10th Century is that the English nation which existed on the time of the Norman Conquest was once outlined by way of the geographical parameters of a suite of administrative reforms carried out within the mid- to past due 10th century, and never via a imaginative and prescient of English cohesion going again to Alfred the nice (871-899).

In the 1st half the 10th century, successive contributors of the Cerdicing dynasty confirmed a free domination over the opposite nice potentates in Britain. They have been celebrated as kings of the total island, yet even of their Wessex heartlands they most likely had few ability to frequently control the behavior of the final population. distinctive research of cash, shires, enormous quantities, and wapentakes means that it used to be merely round the time of Edgar (957/9-975) that the Cerdicing kings constructed the particularly standardised administrative equipment of the so-called 'Anglo-Saxon state'. This considerably elevated their skill to impinge upon the lives of normal humans residing among the Channel and the Tees, and served to mark that sector off from the remainder of the island. the consequent cleft undermined the belief of a pan-British realm, and demarcated the early English nation as a different and coherent political unit.

In this quantity, George Molyneaux areas the formation of the English nation in a ecu viewpoint, and demanding situations the thought that its improvement used to be remarkable: the Cerdicings have been just one of numerous ruling dynasties round the fringes of the previous Carolingian Empire for which the overdue 9th, 10th, and 11th centuries have been a time of territorial growth and consolidation.

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Im Namen der Öffentlichkeit: Litigation-PR als strategisches by Stephan Holzinger

By Stephan Holzinger

Daimler, Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, die angeklagten Spitzenmanager im Mannesmann-Prozess und die Deutsche financial institution – das sind nur einige prominente Unternehmen und supervisor, die in jüngster Zeit in Gerichtsverfahren verwickelt waren. Wirtschaftsprozesse finden in den Medien immer mehr Beachtung. Dadurch werden die Unternehmen und Wirtschaftsführer zunehmend verwundbarer. In den united states setzen Unternehmen deshalb schon lange ein wirkungsvolles instrument ein, um auch im Gerichtssaal der öffentlichen Meinung zu gewinnen: Litigation-PR, additionally die strategische Kommunikation bei juristischen Auseinandersetzungen.

Stephan Holzinger und Uwe Wolff, beide foreign erfahrene Experten für Rechtskommunikation, beleuchten erstmals für den deutschsprachigen Raum die Hintergründe, Einsatzgebiete und Perspektiven von Litigation-PR. Sie erläutern anhand vieler Beispiele,

• welche Bedeutung Litigation-PR für börsennotierte Unternehmen und deren administration haben kann,
• welche unterschiedlichen Kommunikationsstrategien bei Straf- und Zivilverfahren angewendet werden sollten und
• wie mit Litigation-PR gerichtliche Auseinandersetzungen gewonnen oder gar vermieden werden können.

Auch Richter, Staatsanwälte, Rechtsprofessoren, Rechtsanwälte und Medienpersönlichkeiten kommen ausführlich zu Wort. Lesen Sie spannende Interviews unter anderem mit der Mannesmann-Richterin Brigitte Koppenhöfer und Focus-Chefredakteur Helmut Markwort.

Eine aufschlussreiche und notwendige Lektüre für Presse- und Rechtsabteilungen großer und mittlerer Unternehmen, Rechtsanwaltskanzleien und PR-Agenturen!

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Far & Away: Places on the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, by Andrew Solomon

By Andrew Solomon

From the winner of the nationwide e-book Award and the nationwide Books Critics’ Circle Award—and probably the most unique thinkers of our time—a riveting selection of essays approximately areas in dramatic transition.

Far and Away collects Andrew Solomon’s writings approximately areas present process seismic shifts—political, cultural, and religious. Chronicling his stint at the barricades in Moscow in 1991, whilst he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of tradition in Afghanistan following the autumn of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions because it slowly, fitfully pushes towards freedom, and plenty of different tales of profound upheaval, this ebook offers a distinct window onto the very notion of social switch. along with his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates either how heritage is altered by means of participants, and the way own identities are altered whilst governments alter.

A journalist and essayist of exceptional belief and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of those cultures. Ranging throughout seven continents and twenty-five years, some distance and Away takes an impressive trip into the guts of terribly assorted reports, but Solomon reveals a standard humanity at any place he travels. Illuminating the advance of his personal genius, his tales are regularly intimate and infrequently either humorous and deeply relocating.

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