Out of Sight

The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe

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Author: Erik Loomis

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1620970775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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When jobs can move anywhere in the world, bosses have no incentive to protect either their workers or the environment. Work moves seamlessly across national boundaries, yet the laws that protect us from rapacious behavior remain tied to national governments. This situation creates an all-too-familiar “race to the bottom,” where profit is generated on the backs of workers and at the cost of toxic pollution. In Out of Sight, Erik Loomis—a historian of both the labor and environmental movements—follows the thread that runs from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York in 1911 to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2013. The truth is that our systems of industrial production today are just as dirty and abusive as they were during the depths of the industrial revolution and the Gilded Age, but the ugly side of manufacturing is now hidden in faraway places where workers are most vulnerable. Today, American capitalists threaten that any environmental regulations will drive up the cost of production and force them to relocate our jobs to a country where they don’t face such laws and can re-create their toxic work conditions. It wasn’t always like this. In his insightful book, Loomis shows that the great environmental victories of twentieth-century America—the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the EPA—were actually union victories. This history is a call to action: when we fight for our planet, we fight for our own dignity as workers and citizens.

Out of Sight

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Author: Isabelle Grey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857386514

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Who pays the price once tragedy strikes? In a small French town, Leonie is intrigued by a withdrawn Englishman who calls himself Patrice. He lives in a house inherited from his grandmother. He has no wife, no child, and refuses ever to get inside a car. Patrice tells Leonie little about his past, but she's certain her love will heal his emotional scars. Too late, she discovers that, five years before, Patrice was living in Brighton. He was called Patrick, and he had a wife and son. Until, one hot summer day, a moment of fatal forgetfulness changed his life forever.

Out of Sight

A Project Athena Novel

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Author: Trish Milburn

Publisher: Trish Milburn

ISBN: 0983549427

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Jenna McCay is a street cop in Nashville when a secret government agency discovers her ability to make herself invisible and coerces her to come work for them in exchange for information on her missing father, a soldier who disappeared overseas when she was young. Jenna’s thought him dead all these years, but this agency has information pointing to the possibility that he’s still alive. But she has to go undercover in the White House to get that information from them. Her job is to find out who inside the White House is sending threatening letters to the president from within the building. Jenna also has to deal with her attraction toward and suspicion of the agent assigned to her, Daniel Webster (and yes, that’s his name, a fact of which she makes fun). In the course of the investigation, she discovers she’s not the only person with her ability, and that it has something to do with the Project Athena experiments that were done on soldiers, her father among them. Keywords: action adventure, suspense, thriller, superhero, invisibility superpower, special ability, female heroine, cop, government secret agency, White House, female sleuth, light romance, undercover, Washington D.C.

Out of Sight

The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties

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Author: William Hackman

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590514122

Category: Art

Page: 320

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A social and cultural history of Los Angeles and its emerging art scene in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s The history of modern art typically begins in Paris and ends in New York. Los Angeles was out of sight and out of mind, viewed as the apotheosis of popular culture, not a center for serious art. Out of Sight chronicles the rapid-fire rise, fall, and rebirth of L.A.’s art scene, from the emergence of a small bohemian community in the 1950s to the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1980. Included are some of the most influential artists of our time: painters Edward Ruscha and Vija Celmins, sculptors Ed Kienholz and Ken Price, and many others. A book about the city as much as it is about the art, Out of Sight is a social and cultural history that illuminates the ways mid-century Los Angeles shaped its emerging art scene—and how that art scene helped remake the city.

Out of Sight

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Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780223765

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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OUT OF SIGHT was made into the highly-acclaimed movie starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. Jack Foley was busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he ran head-on into Karen Sisco with a shotgun. Suddenly the world-class gentleman felon was sharing a cramped car trunk with a disarmed federal marshal - whose Chanel suit cost more than the take from Foley's last bank job - and the chemistry was working overtime. Here's a lady Jack could fall for in a big way, if she weren't a dedicated representative of the law that he breaks for a living. And as soon as she escapes, he's already missing her. But there are some seriously bad men and a major score waiting for Jack in Motown. And there's a good chance that when his path crosses Karen's again, she's going to be there for business, not pleasure.

Out of Sight

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Author: T.J. MacGregor

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Ambitious scientist George Nash and Luis Manteles, an Ecuadoran shaman, have finally created the technology to make humans and objects invisible, but their project gets out of hand when an experiment with Tyler and Logan Griffin, their first ever human test subjects, goes awry. Three years later, Logan, who escaped shortly after becoming invisible, sneaks into Nash's Florida compound to free her husband, whom Nash has confined in a glass house. With the help of her visible roommate, Logan shuts down the computer system at the same time that the Townsends, a family of three, wander into the test site. Consequently, the Townsends, along with a super intelligent Labrador retriever, turn invisible. Now targets of an effort by the National Security Bureau (NSB) to capture them, family and dog are forced on the run. After numerous close calls, a killing and a miraculous healing, all characters converge in a heady conclusion that hinges on Nash. Will he end the project or hand the Griffins, the Townsends and his life's work over to the NSB?

Sophie's Mixed-Up Magic: Out of Sight

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Author: Amanda Ashby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101590696

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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The final book in the lively, fun series for tween girls--just right for Disney Channel fans! With her powers under control and things with Jonathan on track, Sophie can now focus on learning the whole truth about her dad (not to mention trying to figure out how she can save him and bring him back to their family). Fortunately, she's got Malik, her djinn-guide, to help her as she navigates carpet-flying, learns how to make herself invisible, and braces herself for what promises to be a very exciting adventure. But if it brings her dad back, it will all be worth it!

Out of Order, Out of Sight

Selected Writings in Meta-Art, 1968-1992

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Author: Adrian Piper

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262661522

Category: Art

Page: 416

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"Out of Order, Out of Sight is an artistic and intellectual autobiography and ... commentary on mainstream art, art criticism, and American culture of the last twenty-five years"--Cover.

Out of Sight--Out of Mind?

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Author: Kelly Cunningham

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788182761

Category:

Page: 90

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Examines the activities to crack down on the homeless in 50 U.S. cities despite the lack of resources to shelter homeless people or to help them become self-sufficient. Actions that penalize homeless people or their activities have continued in many cities during the last two years, although in several cities, officials are taking steps to address concerns about homeless people's use of public spaces constructively, rather than simply penalize homeless people. Chapters: enforcement trends: local analyses; the criminalization of homelessness as public policy; alternatives to criminalization; selected case law; & list of cities.

Gallagher Girls 5: Spione lieben gefährlich

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Author: Ally Carter

Publisher: Planet! in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3522653017

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Cammies Gedächtnis ist wie leergefegt! Dass sie die Gallagher Akademie verlassen hat, um ihre Familie und Freunde vor dem Cavan-Zirkel zu schützen, der sie seit einem Jahr verfolgt, ist das Letzte, woran sie sich erinnern kann. Doch als sie in einem Kloster in den Alpen erwacht, sind mehrere Monate vergangen und ihr wird klar: Zusammen mit ihren Freunden muss sie ihre eigenen Spuren rund um die Welt verfolgen, um herauszufinden, was geschehen ist. Ein packender Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt, denn der Cavan-Zirkel ist Cammie bereits dicht auf den Fersen ... Der New-York-Times Bestseller erstmals auf Deutsch!

Out of Sight: Pictures of Hidden LE

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Author: Seymour Simon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781587170126

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Shows pictures of objects which are too small, too far away, or too fast to see without mechanical assistance such as microscopes, telescopes, X-rays, and other techniques.

Out of sight

Roman

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Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518462911

Category:

Page: 253

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Liebe und der erste Blick

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Author: Josh Sundquist

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733650069

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Stell dir vor du kannst zum ersten Mal im Leben sehen – und es war vorher schöner An seinem ersten Tag in der neuen Schule fasst der blinde, sechzehnjährige Will Porter einem Mädchen aus Versehen an die Brüste und setzt sich in der Kantine bei jemandem auf den Schoß. Von da an kann es nur bergauf gehen, oder? Während Will sich langsam eingewöhnt, verliebt er sich in die bezaubernde stille Cecily. Dann bietet sich ihm eine unvorhergesehene Möglichkeit: eine neuartige Operation, die es Will zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben ermöglichen könnte zu sehen. Doch das ist viel schwieriger als Will es sich jemals ausmalen konnte, und er lernt bald, dass diese sehende Welt ihm Geheimnisse vorenthalten hat. Es stellt sich heraus, dass Cecily nicht den traditionellen Vorstellungen von Schönheit entspricht – tatsächlich war alles, was er über ihr Aussehen gehört hatte, eine Lüge. Seine sogenannten Freunde haben sie sich ausgedacht, um die beiden zusammenzubringen. Ist es überhaupt entscheidend, wie Cecily aussieht? Eigentlich nicht. Aber warum fühlt sich Will dann so betrogen?

Raylan

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Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518792407

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Ein U.S. Marshal, der schneller schießt als er redet. Eine Firmenchefin, die über Leichen geht. Eine unwiderstehliche Tänzerin namens Jackie Nevada, die beim Pokern alle abzieht. Eine Krankenschwester, die ein Nieren-Start-up aufzieht. Ein bisschen viel auf einmal? Nein, einfach nur saucool. So, wie es nur einer kann: Elmore Leonard. Raylan Givens ist ein Top-Ermittler im U. S. Marshals Service, wenn auch einer, der nicht davor zurückschreckt, zur Waffe zu greifen – und sie auch effektiv zum Einsatz zu bringen. Dass er damit Strafverfahren schneller abschließt, als sie eröffnet werden können, bringt Raylan nicht nur Freunde ein. Deshalb ermittelt er nicht mehr im sonnigen Florida, sondern in der trostlosen Einöde von Kentucky. Hier in Raylans Heimatstadt Harlan schlug einmal das Kohleherz Amerikas, heute ist der Ort nur noch ein Umschlagplatz für Drogen. Doch auch der Drogenmarkt droht zu kippen, sodass zwei findige Dope-Dealer beschließen, auf menschliche Ersatzteile umzusteigen. Als Raylan den beiden auf die Schliche kommt, findet er sich plötzlich in der Rolle des unfreiwilligen Organspenders wieder ...

Dapedleg Bandit

4-5-6 Real Life ''4-5-6'' ''Real Life

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Author: PJ

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483679209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 114

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all units respond to sawn store on Jaybird rd they said its ugly out there and its getting uglier the caller said them bessemer boi's out there with choppers and pistols Man was da guy who was with jasper at the time of his accident he calling telling jroc & them bessemer boi's that its some brighton niggas trying 2 go in lil jasper pockets and take his bike while he knocked out on da ground bleeding badly the crowd grows bigger & violent cause them bessma niggas said aint nobody going in his pockets and who been trying 2 get his bike as they saying that some car lights hit the scene its his homie jrock he hopping out yelling at the crowd what happen to my homie and who trying to go in his pockets niggas I'll put 1 in yall stanky azz try it now jroc walks up to police going off on then tells the amublance driver yall hurry up and get him from over here with these niggas then the dispatcher call on the 2-way telling the ambulance driver hurry up and get the victim to UAB while the ambulance was on the interstate they was passed by deek he worried and crying he beats the ambulance to the hospital now he waiting on them to show up they get there and deek asking them what the hell took so long cause he came from work in mccall and still beat them 2 the hospital they unload lil jasper he looking bad they said it not looking good thats the word on da streets some said he lost his arm some said a leg and arm others was saying his head came off folks starting to show up at the hospital to find out bout lil jasper its crowded as hell its family and friends its so crowded until the nurse's came and asked who is he is he famous and as she was asking that a m/c came threw the door the nurse said look at the crowd

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - The Official Movie Novelization

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Author: Alex Irvine

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783292288

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The official novelization the blockbuster film from 20th Century Fox DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Led by Cesar, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes has spent ten years building a home for itself. But as they have settled into a peaceful way of life, mankind has been devastated by a terrible virus triggered when the apes escaped. Neither group knows that the other has survived—until a violent encounter between the apes and a band of human survivors. Quickly they reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived as both sides are brought to the brink of war. A war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Blindflug

Roman

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Author: Peter Watts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641172500

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Ich denke, also bin ich. Eines Tages werden rätselhafte Signale aus den Tiefen des Alls aufgefangen. Ein Erkundungsschiff wird losgeschickt, um der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen. Man hofft auf eine friedliche Begegnung mit den Außerirdischen, ist aber auch für andere Eventualitäten gerüstet. Doch dann stehen die Astronauten plötzlich einem Wesen gegenüber, so fremdartig, dass es mit menschlichen Maßstäben nicht zu fassen ist ...

Mit Worten kann ich fliegen

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Author: Sharon Draper

Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag

ISBN: 3764190388

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Melody ist eine unerschütterlich positive Person, die sich von keiner Härte des Schicksals kleinkriegen lässt. Sie ist elf Jahre alt, hat ein fotografisches Gedächtnis und ist die cleverste Schülerin auf der ganzen Schule. Doch niemand weiß es. Die meisten Menschen glauben, dass sie unfähig ist zu lernen. Melody ist durch eine zerebrale Kinderlähmung schwerstbehindert und kann weder sprechen noch laufen noch schreiben. Es ist zum Wahnsinnigwerden, dass sie sich nicht verständigen kann - bis sie eines Tages doch einen Weg findet, sich auszudrücken. Leider ist nicht jeder dazu bereit, sie anzuhören.

Julia Kristeva

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Author: Joanne Morra.,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135733821

Category: Philosophy

Page: 172

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Out on the Deep Blue

True Stories of Daring, Persistence, and Survival from the Nation's Most Dangerous Profession

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Author: Leslie Leyland Fields

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466855037

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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This is the first collection of dramatic, first-person accounts of commercial fishing written by the men and women who work in the nation's most dangerous occupation. Nineteen diverse fisher-writers, from the famous to the unknown, take the reader swordfish harpooning on the Georges Banks, winter crabbing in the Bering Sea, sea-urchin diving off Maine, herring fishing in Alaska, shark-harpooning off Scotland and points between. Together, they plumb the extremes of living, working, and sometimes dying at sea, creating the most intensely personal portrait of fishing and fishermen to date. The best writing on commercial fishing is gathered here, blending the voices of such well-known writers as Peter Mathiessen, Gavin Maxwell, Linda Greenlaw, Spike Walker, and John Cole, together with experienced and emerging writers, many of whom have spent much of their lives on the water. With its layers and rich textures, this collection will have strong, enduring appeal to loves of nonfiction. Contributors: Marie Beaver John Cole Michael Crowley Wendy Erd Leslie Leyland Fields Robert Fritchey Joel Gay Linda Greenlaw Seth Harkness Nancy Lord Peter Mathiessen Gavin Maxwell William McCloskey Paul Molyneaux Debra Nielsen Toby Sullivan Martha Sutro Joe Upton Spike Walker