Growing up in the midsized Midwestern city of Middletown, Ohio, James Robert "Blue" Heron has what could only be described as a happy childhood. Bright and imaginative, he is unusually well-versed on current issues such as the Vietnam War and the first moon landing-with personal heroes including the likes of Steve McGarrett and Captain James Tiberius Kirk.
But after a real-life neighborhood hero is killed in Vietnam and his father begins facing health issues, the child "Blue" begins to struggle. He begins to lose focus and daydream in class-fixated on scary monsters and dreams of exploration that inhabit his imagination.
Facing growing problems at home and school, Blue begins to find refuge in his creativity and humor, a skill that is equally his greatest blessing and most volatile curse. Now, with a total lack of direction in life, he searches desperately for stability in a rapidly changing world-struggling to keep his own sanity intact along the way.
A coming-of-age tale for the underachievers, artists, and dreamers of the world,Messiah of the Heart: The Signs takes a unique look at one individual's endless search for happiness, independence, and spiritual truth.
Few problems preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal of sustainability mainly involve arresting induced global environmental changes (GEC), but problems also result from the sheer number of competing disciplinary perspectives on GEC, on ways in which economic activities are causing environmental change, and on how the latter can be reformed in order to stop the former.
Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth aims to help resolve these problems in two ways. Accepting that resolving most GEC will require global coordination, the book first clarifies the conditions necessary for effective global coordination. Paul Anderson explains these conditions by enacting a sustained analysis of key concepts in politics, law, and policy related to the transition to a sustainable economy, and by synthesizing the different ways in which these concepts are understood by influential disciplinary perspectives. Next, Anderson tackles the problem of arresting GEC by incisively evaluating two leading theoretical positions in terms of their capacity to support the conditions required for effective coordination. The book offers an extensive critique of the idea that global environmental problems can be solved within the framework of global capitalism. Anderson also critically reviews the position that global sustainability cannot be achieved except by changing the capitalist form of organizing the economy.
Enriched by an interdisciplinary approach, the originality of Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth lies in the way it combines a rigorous analysis of the requirements for global sustainability with a decisive statement about what are, and what are not, viable means of fulfilling those requirements. The book advances a growing literature in human-environment relations, sustainability studies, and social and political theory by offering a timely and insightful statement about the global environmental predicament in the 21st century.
Bring Women Back To Your Room With Ease You have made it. The lights from the MGM Grand are gleaming down on you and the excitement of folks partying on the strip is all around you. People are making their way to the slot machines, rolling out chips at the poker tables, nearly every guy you see seems to be dressed in a suit with a loose tie hanging around his neck and everyone - sincerely everyone - is loading up their giant glasses with drinks outside in the open. Some would call this debauched. Others would call this heaven. To boot, some of the most attractive (and scantily clad) women you have ever seen are sprawled in every corner you set your eyes on, clearly looking for company. You are in Las Vegas, the self-appointed "Sin City" mecca of the world and you have one goal: Not to go back to your apartment alone. However there is a problem. You have heard the rumors and the infamous Vegas reputation has made its way upon your ears; that it will cost you a grip, or a grand, in a club or casino for you to get laid.
The Convention on Biological Diversity set a world target: "to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss". The EU went further, aiming to halt biodiversity loss by 2010. In March 2010, the charity Butterfly Conservation held its 6th International Symposium on 'The 2010 Target and Beyond for Lepidoptera'. This book, edited by John Dover, Martin Warren and Tim Shreeve and with a Forward by Sir David Attenborough, is a collection of papers from that meeting. The book documents the failure to achieve the 2010 targets and the urgent need to redouble conservation efforts. Papers presented on 'Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation', 'The Science of Conservation Management', 'Landscape-scale Conservation' and 'Future Challenges' illustrate some of the problems we face, but also demonstrate that, with the application of the right tools and knowledge and with sufficient determination, butterflies, moths, and their habitats can have a secure future.
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