Author: Peter Milligan
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Stranded on an isolated planet, Ann McKay takes shelter in a remote village that is being terrorized by an creature from another world. She soon discovers that the village inhabitants are hiding a horrifying secret from her. But to discover the truth, she must face her innermost demons and try to save the souls of the villagers at the same time. Perhaps the most emotionally powerful Aliens tale you will ever read, _Sacrifice_ is written by Peter Milligan (_X-Men, Hellblazer, 2000 A.D._) and spectacularly painted by Paul Johnson (_Legends of the Dark Knight, 2000 A.D._).
Author: Ulrich Klug
International Law for Humankind
Author: Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
This volume is an updated and revised version of the General Course on Public International Law delivered by the Author at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2005.
Why do people lie? Do gender and personality differences affect how people lie? How can lies be detected? Detecting Lies and Deceit provides the most comprehensive review of deception to date. This revised edition provides an up-to-date account of deception research and discusses the working and efficacy of the most commonly used lie detection tools, including: Behaviour Analysis Interview Statement Validity Assessment Reality Monitoring Scientific Content Analysis Several different polygraph tests Voice Stress Analysis Thermal Imaging EEG-P300 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) All three aspects of deception are covered: nonverbal cues, speech and written statement analysis and (neuro)physiological responses. The most common errors in lie detection are discussed and practical guidelines are provided to help professionals improve their lie detection skills. Detecting Lies and Deceit is a must-have resource for students, academics and professionals in psychology, criminology, policing and law.
The Competent Manager
Author: Richard E. Boyatzis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Offers an empirical, 's'stotal'' system approach that determines which characteristics of managers enable them to be effective in various management jobs. Presents a large-scale, intensive study (2,000 managers holding 41 different jobs in 12 organizations) that provides a context for identifying the special characteristics, as well as assessing and developing managerial talent. Develops a logical, integrated model of managerial competence that explains the relationship of these characteristics to each other, to the functions of the management job, and to the key aspects of the internal organizational environment. Also introduces a model of individual competence.
A searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues in The Great Degeneration, is that our institutions—the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail—are degenerating. With characteristic verve and historical insight, Ferguson analyzes the causes of this stagnation and its profound consequences for the future of the West. The Great Degeneration is an incisive indictment of an era of negligence and complacency—and to arrest the breakdown of our civilization, Ferguson warns, will take heroic leadership and radical reform.
Taking data from the real world, maps, reports, & other sources, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) synthesize, analyze, & model geographical decision media, providing tools that are revolutionizing urban & regional planning. This valuable introduction to GIS & remote sensing (RS) clearly explains how to take full advantage of this new technology. Thorough enough to offer valuable counsel to those already working with GIS & RS, yet presupposing no knowledge of computing, the book takes readers step by step from the simplest hows & whys all the way to the architecture, implementation, & application of a complete system.
Author: Igor Primoratz
Recent developments such as the 'new wars' or the growing privatisation of warfare, and the ever more sophisticated military technology, present the military with difficult ethical challenges. This book offers a selection of the best scholarly articles on military ethics published in recent decades. It gives a hearing to all the main ethical approaches to war: just war theory, consequentialism, and pacifism. Part I includes essays on justice of war (jus ad bellum), focussing on defence against aggression and humanitarian armed intervention, but also addressing topics such as conscientious objection and the relation of patriotism to war. Articles in Part II deal with the central problems of justice in war (jus in bello): civilian immunity and 'collateral damage' to civilian life and property. Essays in Part III look into the moral issues facing the military as a profession, such as the civil - military relations, the responsibilities of officers to their soldiers and to their military superiors, and the status and responsibilities of prisoners of war.
Feminism for Beginners
Author: Susan Alice Watkins, Marisa Rueda, Marta Rodriguez
An account of the women's movement from its recent birth in the French Revolution to the worldwide explosion of women's liberation in the 1970s and the conservative backlash of the Reagan and Thatcher '80s. The book looks at the achievements of feminism and the challenges still confronting women.