The Corridor of Certainty

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Author: Geoffrey Boycott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471130037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Twelve years ago, Geoffrey Boycott received the diagnosis that tore his world apart: he had cancer of the tongue. Having faced down the fastest bowlers during his career as one of England's greatest-ever batsmen, he now had to take on an even more daunting foe. In this fascinating new book, his first autobiographical work for more than 15 years, Boycott not only relives his terrifying battle with cancer but also opens up about the personal side of his life as never before, writing movingly about his long-time love Rachael, and their daughter Emma. He talks about his many other interests and friendships beyond cricket, with a moving chapter on Brian Clough as well as revealing some surprising enthusiasms: Boycott and Katy Perry? But Boycott has devoted his life to cricket, and his insights on the game, its players and those who write and talk about it are never less than frank, revealing, entertaining and very honest. Following the death of Tony Greig, Boycott returns to the subject of the Packer 'revolution' to ask how much it really changed things, and he assesses the modern generation of players: how does he rate England's prolific captain Alastair Cook? And is Kevin Pietersen a batting genius or a player who has frittered away his talent? His opinions come with the authority of someone with profound knowledge of and love for the sport. In commentary, he refers to the 'corridor of uncertainty' for a batsman - but with Geoffrey Boycott there is never any room for that, which is why this book is such a compelling and entertaining read.

The End of Certainty

Towards a New Internationalism

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Author: Professor Stephen Chan

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136579

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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The End of Certainty is a magical realist book on world politics. Stephen Chan takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through how we can establish a new kind of international relations and construct a common future for the planet. Chan argues that the certainties of singular traditions of philosophy have failed to help us understand power shifts and struggles in an endlessly diverse world. Chan argues that fusing different strands of Western, Eastern, religious and philosophical thought, is far more likely to help us move forward amidst uncertainty. In doing so, he takes us on a journey from the battlefields of Eritrea to the Twin Towers, via the Book of Job, Clausewitz, Fanon and Wahabism. You'll never think about international politics in quite the same way again.

The Certainty of Doubt

Tributes to Peter Munz

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Author: Miles Fairburn,William Hosking Oliver

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864733023

Category: Historiography

Page: 368

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"Essays ... written by Peter Munz's friends and colleagues to celebrate his 75th birthday ... themes ... [include] history, the philosophy of history, the philosophy of science and the problems of knowledge ... reflect[ing] ... Munz's intellectual interests and achievements"--Back cover.

The End of Certainty

Power, Politics and Business in Australia

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Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741754984

Category: History

Page: 792

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A bold, invigorating analysis of the decade that revolutionised Australian politics - the 1980s.

The Corridor

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Positive Gain Enterprises

ISBN: 9780977184002

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Atlantis: Cherished Gem

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Author: Lyric Daniel J.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146911299X

Category: Fiction

Page: 714

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"Atlantis: Cherished Gem" is the sequel to "Atlantis: Precious Stone" and is the chronicle of events which occur following the destruction of Atlantis and AurL's withdrawal of the Projection. The Atlanteans, who had hoped to regain the Formative World of Yetzirah on board the magical Mnemonotron, regain stunned consciousness to find themselves dwelling within the submerged Lens that they had programmed during the Projection, there discovering that their Magnum Opus for Atlantis is destined to continue upon Assiyatic Terra in the coming epochs. To the dismay of Lynci, Tym, and their Diamond Classmates, they learn that dissension prevails among the Adepts and Aspirants at the Temple of Avalyn while Satyron and his minions remain evilly active at the Iridium Fountain and elsewhere in the Material World. The loyal Initiates are required therefore to employ their magical skills diligently in the endeavor to manifest AurL's design for Terra despite intense opposition from his opponents.

American Dreams

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Author: John Jakes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101209189

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the epicstory of the Crown family--first introduced in the New York Times bestsellerHomeland. As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find theirplace in a turbulent America which stands at the dawn of a new century. From thespeedways of Detroit to the unbridled glamour of a young Hollywood, to the daringheights of early aviation--theirs is a story of passion and adventure, glory, andambition, with all the wonder, promise, and splendor of...American Dreams.

A Unity of Opposites: Chance and Certainty

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Author: Steve Gossage

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 154341088X

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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Twenty-second-century Earth experiences an eco-social upheaval that involves an asteroid and Earth changes. A new United Democratic Nations conducts a campaign to deal with the asteroid, Earth changes, and neofascists. Behind the calamities, a Texas megabillionaire, Doug Parker, is responsible for setting off the chain of events. Two cousins from Virginia, Jonathan and Billy Cole, enlist to serve the UDN. Jonathan continues to serve the FBI-UDN in an operation that involves a continuing neofascist urban guerrilla, a mysterious Dr. Minge, and extraterrestrials. And will Jonathan also find romance too?

Beyond Certainty

The Changing Worlds of Organisations

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Author: Charles Handy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448108721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Over the last decade, change has accelerated violently. The Thatcher/Regan years were a time of certainty, when greed was good, more meant better, and the Western world rejoiced to see George Orwell's dismal prophecy for 1984 confounded. But there is a curvilinear logic in the universe. Prosperity cannot last forever. Empires and organisations must flounder. The world must be reinvented. We can now be certain only of uncertainty, and to plan for the future we must think differently. Compromise may be the way forward, and organisations must give more freedom to individuals to preserve commitment and creativity. In this challenging and exhilarating collection of pieces, Charles Handy, Britain's foremost business guru, takes us on an intellectual journey through a changing world, in order to see how we must adapt to make our future work.

Dreams of the Golden Age

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Author: Carrie Vaughn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466815450

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Like every teen, Anna has secrets. Unlike every teen, Anna has a telepath for a father and Commerce City's most powerful businessperson for a mother. She's also the granddaughter of the city's two most famous superheroes, the former leaders of the legendary Olympiad, and the company car drops her off at the gate of her exclusive high school every morning. Privacy is one luxury she doesn't have. Hiding her burgeoning superpowers from her parents is hard enough; how's she supposed to keep them from finding out that her friends have powers, too? Or that she and the others are meeting late at night, honing their skills and dreaming of becoming Commerce City's next great team of masked vigilantes? Like every mother, Celia worries about her daughter. Unlike every mother, Celia has the means to send Anna to the best schools and keep a close watch on her, every second of every day. At least Celia doesn't have to worry about Anna becoming a target for every gang with masks and an agenda, like Celia was at Anna's age. As far as Celia knows, Anna isn't anything other than a normal teen. Still, just in case, Celia has secretly awarded scholarships at Anna's private high school to the descendants of the city's other superpowered humans. Maybe, just maybe, these teens could one day fill the gap left by the dissolution of The Olympiad....in Carrie Vaughn's Dreams of the Golden Age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Soul Trap

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Author: Wayne Stewart

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456604104

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Soul Trap took over seven years to research and write. And, it promises to change everything you think you know about God, the Bible, and religion. Then it will change you: epiphanies can be weird like that. Example: 1) The mystery behind the numbers 666: solved and revealed! 2) The antichrist: solved and revealed! 3) The mysteries to the book of Revelation: solved and revealed! 4) The secret identity of Satan: solved and revealed! 5) The true face of God and or Jesus: solved and revealed! 6) The battle of Armageddon: solved and revealed! 7) The location of the Garden of Eden: solved and revealed! 8) The mystery of the end times (21 DEC 2012: ) solved and revealed! 9) The mystery to both heaven and hell: solved and revealed! 10) The mystery behind the Trinity: solved and revealed! 11) What angels are really made of: solved and revealed! 12) The riddle to the purpose of life: solved and defined! There's this--and so much more! See Proverbs 3:13. "Happy are they that find wisdom, and them that get understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than silver or fine gold. 15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies: and all the desirable things in life cannot compare to it."

Danger in the Dark

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Author: Mignon G. Eberhart

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3958592384

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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On the eve of her wedding night, a bride-to-be loses her fiancé. Dennis comes home as soon as he learns that Daphne is about to marry. Though they are both Havilands, raised in the same house, she is no more than a distant cousin, not related by blood, and he has loved her since they were young. He arrives in Chicago the night before the wedding, determined to stop her from giving Ben Brewer her hand. Their passion flares, and she agrees to meet him that night to plan their future together. Both lovers arrive in time for the rendezvous, but there is another surprise: Brewer's bloody corpse. The evidence against Dennis and Daphne is insurmountable. Fight as they may to evade police suspicion, the hangman's noose slips ever tighter around their necks. They are finally together - but will they be joined for eternity at the altar, or the gallows? Review Quote: "Any story by Mrs. Eberhart is sure to be good, and this one is certain to add to her reputation." - The New York Times - "A star writer." - H. R. F. Keating, author of Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books - "One of America's favorite writers." - Mary Higgins Clark - Biographical note: Mignon G. Eberhart (1899-1996) wrote dozens of mystery novels over a nearly six decade-long career. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, she began writing in high school, trading English essays to her fellow students in exchange for math homework. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, and in the 1920s began writing fiction in her spare time, publishing her first novel, The Patient in Room 18, in 1929. With the follow-up, While The Patient Slept (1931), she won a $5,000 Scotland Yard Prize, and by the end of the 1930's was one of the most popular female mystery writers on the planet. Before Agatha Christie ever published a Miss Marple novel, Eberhart was writing romantic crime fiction with female leads. Eight of her books, including While the Patient Slept and Hasty Wedding (1938) were adapted as films. Made a Mystery Writers of America grandmaster in 1971, Eberhart continued publishing roughly a book a year until the 1980s. Her final novel Three Days for Emeralds, was published in 1988.

Painting Death

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Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155703

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of Italian Ways and Italian Neighbours comes a darkly comic new novel of murder in Veronese high society Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family he has now become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it’s not enough. He comes up with a plan to put on the most exciting art exhibition of the decade, based on a subject close to his heart: killing. But as Morris meets stiff resistance from the director the museum, everything starts to unravel around him. His children are rebelling, his mistress is asking for more than he wants to give, his wife is increasingly attached to her ageing confessor, and worst of all it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the ghosts that swirl around him, and the skeletons rattling in every cupboard...

Behaviour Management

A Whole-School Approach

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Author: Bill Rogers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761969297

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Pressure on teachers is increasing. Bureaucrats, economists, parent groups and students are all placing extra emphasis on teacher accountability and performance. Adding to this pressure are rising concerns about student behaviour. This difficult problem is having a marked effect on the stress levels and self-esteem of teachers. As more schools focus their attention on developing whole-school strategies for dealing with student behaviour, the need for a book to support teachers as they strive to develop a behaviour management policy is evident. Bill Rogers, who has many years of international experience of working on behaviour management, offers practical suggestions. He describes positive discipline and the importance o

September Song

Nine Stories and a Two-Act Play

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Author: Robert Ayres Carter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469123991

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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September Song is a collection of stories and a full-length play, written over a span of fifteen years in the authors long writing career. The settings of the stories range from China to California and Vermont; the play, Guests of Summer, is set in Nebraska. Orville Prescott in the New York Times called one of the stories, OHaras Creation, a provocative study of an artist lost in alcoholism, given an extra push downward by the monotony of his soldier life in China, and the fantastic mural he painted on the walls of a recreation hall.

Stern des Nordens

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Author: D.B. John

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644200475

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Undercover in Nordkorea Washington D.C.: Niemand kennt das verbotene Land so gut wie Jenna Williams. Als die CIA sie für eine tödliche Mission in Nordkorea erwählt, will sie nur eins: Ihre Zwillingsschwester finden, die vor zwölf Jahren spurlos verschwand. Ein Dorf in der nordkoreanischen Provinz: Bäuerin Moon kämpft täglich ums Überleben. Sie hat schon alles gesehen, und sie hat nichts zu verlieren. Doch erst, als eine der Marktfrauen verhaftet wird, entwickelt sich Moon zur Stimme des Widerstands. Pjöngjang: Anlässlich einer Beförderung wird die Familiengeschichte des Parteifunktionärs Cho durchleuchtet. Was dabei ans Licht kommt, lässt den linientreuen Anhänger Kim Jong-Ils alles in Frage stellen, woran er jemals geglaubt hat. Drei Blickwinkel auf ein abgeschottetes Land. Drei Schicksale, die sich in einem explosiven Thriller verbinden.

Handbook of Phenomenology and Medicine

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Author: S. Kay Toombs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402002007

Category: Medical

Page: 497

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Their essays demonstrate that phenomenology can be an invaluable practical tool, not only for those who are interested in the philosophy of medicine, but for all healthcare professionals who are actively engaged in the care of the sick."--BOOK JACKET.

Managing Change in Tourism

Creating Opportunities – Overcoming Obstacles

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Author: Peter Keller,Thomas Bieger

Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783503120666

Category: Tourism

Page: 157

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