In "The Case of the Pope" Geoffrey Robertson QC delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that shields paedophile priests from criminal trial around the world. Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence that has allowed so many terrible crimes to go unpunished? Should he and his seat of power, the Holy See, continue to enjoy an immunity that places them above the law? Geoffrey Robertson QC, a distinguished human rights lawyer and judge, evinces a deep respect for the good works of Catholics and their church. But, he argues, unless Pope Benedict XVI can divest himself of the beguilements of statehood and devotion to obsolescent canon law, the Vatican will remain a serious enemy to the advance of human rights. "Robertson is an adept QC and this is a devastating case". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Combines moral passion with steely forensic precision...It is one of the most formidable demolition jobs one could imagine on a man who has done more to discredit the cause of religion than Rasputin and Pat Robertson put together". (Terry Eagleton, "Guardian"). "Forceful, wide-ranging". ("The Tablet"). "Robertson has not become a successful lawyer by muddling his arguments and distorting his facts...He writes clearly, at times passionately, as counsel for the prosecution". )(John Lloyd, "Financial Times"). Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in the UK. In 2008, he was appointed as a distinguished jurist member of the UN Justice Council. His books include "Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice", a memoir, "The Justice Game" and "The Tyrannicide Brief", an award winning study of the trial of Charles I.
The Internet is the global network of computing resources and information forming the information superhighway. It can be used to chat to people all over the world, send and receive electronic mail, play computer games, get the latest news and gossip, shop, do business and pick up information. More than 20 million people are on the Internet worldwide. In the UK over 100,000 people use the Internet regularly and numbers are growing daily. To get onto the Internet it is necessary to sign up with an access provider, the computer company who supply the connection. The publishers of this book have negotiated with a UK supplier of access to the Internet, offering purchasers of the book one month's free use of the Internet. The guide is written specifically for the UK market. Some of the "Teach Yourself" pages have been put onto the Internet for the benefit of readers.
Portugal is an enticing country - the weather is great, it is still mostly unspoilt, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Approximately 50,000 British nationals now live there permanently, and many more have chosen to buy a second home in the country. Portugal now ranks third amongst British owners of second homes, after France and Spain.
This new book gives anyone considering buying a property in Portugal with all the information they require, covering every step of the buying process. It helps prospective buyers work out what they can afford, shows how to recognise potential problems, and how to get a survey arranged. It will help any prospective purchaser make the right decisions.
The most comprehensive book available, it has reliable advice on:
location * the different regions * finding a property * financial issues * inheritance laws * the purchase process
* buying a new property * renting * dealing with bills * coping with the language * education * setting up a business
With maps, checklists, useful addresses and a dictionary of Portuguese terms this book is the ultimate guide to every aspect of owning property in Portugal.
From the author of "Dead Aid", Dambisa Moyo's "How the West was Lost" explores how the 'first world' has its wasted inheritance with flawed economic policy - and what can be done to reverse the decline. We think we know what's coming. But is it already too late? "How the West Was Lost" is a wake-up call for all of us. Dambisa Moyo argues that during the last fifty years the most advanced countries on earth have squandered their advantage through fatally flawed policies: obsessing over property, ravenously consuming and building up debt instead of investing. Here Moyo outlines solutions that could help stem the tide. By rethinking many of the things we take for granted, she shows, it may yet be possible for the West to get back into the race. "An outspoken iconoclast...Moyo shows well how fundamental economic liberalisation espoused by what she calls the profligate, greedy, self-interested West has come back to bite it". ("Guardian"). "Succinct and sophisticated...I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency". ("Observer"). "A well-reasoned look at how the world's most-advanced nations are squandering their economic lead ...a prescription for stopping the rot". ("Bloomberg"). "Clear and brazen...This argument has rarely have been made more concisely". ("The Times"). "An economist who makes waves". ("Sunday Telegraph"). Dambisa Moyo worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years, having previously worked for the World Bank as a consultant. Moyo completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University, and holds a Masters from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Her other books include "Winner Take All" and "How the West was Lost". She was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia.
The days of the image brands are over, and new marketing' has gone mainstream. The world's biggest companies are pursuing a post-advertising strategy, moving away from advertising and investing in leading edge alternatives. In the vanguard of the revolution has been John Grant, co-founder of the legendary agency St. Luke's and author of The New Marketing Manifesto, whose radical thinking has informed a generation. Now Grant is set to stun the industry again. In "The Brand Innovation Manifesto", he redefines the nature of brands, showing why old models and scales no longer work and revealing that the key to success today is impacting people's lifestyles (think Starbucks, iPod and eBay). At the heart of the book is the concept of the brand molecule to which new cultural ideas can be constantly added to keep pace with change. Cataloguing 32 classes of idea, Grant presents a practical approach to mixing and matching them within your own market to develop new brand ideas - and new ideas for existing brands.
Technology has made it possible to apply a new management philosophy. Leaders can let go and still be in control. They can involve key people without losing momentum. Companies can consistently measure organizational capability over time, and accurately benchmark "soft" management areas, and a virtual CEO office really does work. Founded on three key insights (the operating arena; managing by pull and push; and the web-based dialogue centre), Beyond Control offers a revolutionary model for shifting the management focus from structured control to guided interaction. Using this approach companies can build a participative operating system that creates space for managers to excel, and avoids the unpleasant surprises that can lead to corporate scandals.
From liposuction to lip implants, this book explores all the ins and outs of body sculpting, focusing on the artistry of aesthetic surgery and the extremes to which people go to ?improve? their looks. Topics include: ? History of aesthetic surgery (with unpublished medical photos!) ? Ethnicity and aesthetic surgery ? Surgery in movies ? Spotlight on Ivo Pitanguy, the ?Michelangelo of the scalpel? ? Interviews with the world's most famous aesthetic surgeons ? Before and after photos of transformed body parts, from the top of the head to the tips of the toes ? Caricatures and jokes about aesthetic surgery ?
With this guide, Web designers who want to orient surfers efficiently will be able to achieve their goal. It presents virtual settings that show how navigation can become simpler thanks to users' predictable behavior, or through interaction and association. All the standards appear, along with suggestions for new ones in the developing media. A "What's Next" section looks to the next generation: handheld devices.
Rigorously researched and accessibly written, Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook is widely regarded as the leading undergraduate textbook in the field. The book is clearly organised, and offers comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of cognitive psychology. With a strong focus on considering human cognition in context, the book has been designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of cognitive psychology, providing them with detailed knowledge of the very latest advances in the field. New to this edition: * Thoroughly revised throughout to include the latest research and developments in the field * Extended coverage of cognitive neuroscience * Additional content on computational cognitive science * New and updated case studies demonstrating real life applications of cognitive psychology * Fully updated companion website Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook will be essential reading for all undergraduate students of psychology. Those taking courses in computer science, education, linguistics, physiology, and medicine will also find it an invaluable resource.
The Omnibus Trade Act of 1988 was a milestone in U.S. trade policy, setting the stage for both NAFTA and the Uruguay round of GATT. In Trade-Offs, Schwab offers a dramatic insider's account of the events, individuals, and policy decisions leading to enactment of this law, with key insights into how U.S. trade policy is made.
While travelling in Tibet, Russian journalist Nicolas Notovitch suffered a broken leg, giving him the opportunity to stay at the Himis convent where he learned of ancient records describing the life of Jesus Christ. He eventually located a Tibetan translation of the legend.
This essential guide is the ultimate companion to iPods, the defining gadget of the digital music era. After learning how to select the right model and get the best deal, readers learn how to import CDs, manage a music library, and create playlists for every occasion.
THAT'S INDIA FOR YOU!KNOWN AS "BAZAAR" OR "CALENDAR" ART, THESE GRAPHICS ARE FOUND THROUGHOUT INDIA ON POSTERS, PACKAGING, ADVERTISEMENTS, AND CALENDARS. THE COLORFUL PRINTS DEPICT SECULAR, RELIGIOUS, OR EVEN POLITICAL SCENES PEOPLED WITH ANIMALS, GODS, CHILDREN, WOMEN, AND HEROES. RECENTLY THEY'VE BECOME A HOT EXPORT AND HAVE MADE APPEARANCES ON CD COVERS, CLOTHING, AND FASHION ACCESSORIES AROUND THE GLOBE. PICK UP A COY OF INDIA BAZAAR TO CHECK OUT THE LIKES OF KRISHNA AND KALI, DULDUL AND BABA DEEP SINGH, THE IDEAL BOY, AND CHANDRA SHEKHAR AZAD IN THIS WACKY, MULTI-HUED COLLECTION OF CALENDAR ART.
Take a look at the most inspired pages on the Web today-- and then create your own. With a focus on contemporary style and content, this guide looks beyond the home page to consider the revolutions it has encouraged, especially Web togs and independent publishing. Filled with tips, tricks, and wisdom, it covers your homepage toolbox, building the foundations, site structure, adding content, and fashioning the page. Plus: build on this information so you can even do collaborative Web pages.
Ornamentation is a modus operandi for communication, for providing dimens ion, texture, pattern, depth, and spirit?it is a way to liven up space, to create complementary conditions, to move the eye and break up surfaces, to bring illusion or entropy, to embellish and give richness to surfaces and materials and objects.? ?Karim Rashid Exploring computer graphics in the use of two- and three-dimensional decoration is the aim of this project by designer Karim Rashid. Divided into five parts by theme (SYMBOLIK, IKONIK, GRAPHIK, OPTIKAL, and INFOSTETHIK), Digipop showcases Rashid's colorful, geometrical patterns both as simple designs and as applied to three-dimensional objects such as clothing, figures, and abstract shapes.