Author: Marc Kushner
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Die Zukunft der Architektur hat schon begonnen – 100 faszinierende Bauwerke an ungewöhnlichen Orten Ein Pavillon aus Papier, eine aufblasbare Konzerthalle, ein Forschungslabor, das durch den Schnee laufen kann – von den Gebäuden von morgen wird mehr verlangt. Marc Kushner hat 100 innovative Gebäude auf der ganzen Welt ausgewählt, um sie uns in Bild und Text vorzustellen. Eine faszinierende Reise durch die Architektur der Zukunft.
Warum der erste Eindruck zählt. TED Books
Author: Chip Kidd
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Was ist gutes Design? Der erste Eindruck zählt immer: Das gilt nicht nur generell im Leben, sondern bestimmt unseren Alltag bis ins Detail. Der bekannte Graphiker und gefeierte Buchgestalter Chip Kidd verbringt mit uns einen Tag, an dem er alles, was ihm begegnet, fotografiert und auf den ersten Eidnruck hin überprüft: von der Zeitung über das U-Bahn-Ticket bis zum Smartphone und zum Schokoriegel. Ob gut, schlecht oder absurd gestaltet, Kidd enthüllt die Geheimnisse des Designs, wie es nur jemand mit geschultem Auge vermag. Ein humorvoller und spielerischer Blick auf die immense Bedeutung erster Eindrücke und wie sie unsere Sicht der Welt beeinflussen.
Author: Brittany Renner
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A liberating journey through the life and times of Brittany Renner. This book details the experiences of a woman whom some love and others love to hate. It's a behind-the-scenes look into her life. Some may categorize and prejudge without knowing her story, but here is her truth. Written in a raw and real voice with wittiness and humor, Brittany allows you to walk a mile in her shoes. Depending on your appetite for truth and reality, this book may make you laugh, cry, cringe, or all of the above. You should never judge a book by its cover.
Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: Granta Books
Another rapid-fire selection of short, stimulating and entertaining capsules of philosophy from the master of the genre. This time Baggini applies his philosophical scalpel to famous sayings, proverbs and pieces of homespun wisdom. Should you really do as the Romans do when in Rome and practise what you preach? Is the grass always in fact greener on the other side of the fence, and is there ever smoke without fire? Is beauty always in the eye of the beholder and is it actually better to be safe than sorry? Baggini’s approach is as witty and deeply thought-provoking as ever.
Über Begegnungen, die unser Leben bereichern
Author: Kio Stark
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Kio Stark schreibt in ihrem TED Book ›When strangers meet. Über Begegnungen, die unser Leben bereichern‹ über die unsichtbaren Mechanismen und Bedeutungen von ›street interaction‹. Immer sind wir in Eile. Die Augen fest auf das Smartphone gerichtet. Nur selten sind wir aufnahmebereit für etwas Neues oder jemand Unbekanntes. Doch ein Kontakt mit Fremden unterbricht die Routine des Alltags, er kann kreative Energien freisetzen, die Welt öffnen und die Beziehung zu den Orten festigen, an denen wir uns gerade aufhalten. Kio Stark zeigt ganz konkret, wie wir mit Fremden ins Gespräch kommen können, und hat einige abenteuerliche Aufgaben für die Mutigen unter uns parat.
Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Willkommen in der haarsträubenden Welt des David Sedaris. Sedaris packt die gegenwärtige Autobiographienmode beim sprichwörtlichen Schlafittchen und erklärt das weite Feld seines Lebens und das seiner Familie zum Minenfeld. In siebzehn Geschichten erzählt er von seinen Betätigungen als halbwüchsiger Tramper, Apfelpflücker, Möchtegern-Schauspieler, Collegestudent oder Nudist – witzig, anrührend, exzentrisch, pingelig und zutiefst charmant.
Love God, Love Others, Don't Judge ... This is the Gittite Way
Author: Christopher R. Webb
The Fellowship of the Gittite was founded by Chris Webb in response to a need for those who are disillusioned, disenchanted and outright disgusted with traditional religion, yet still want to be part of a Spiritual Fellowship. The very first Tenet of the Gittite Way, Be Who and What You Really Are Without Apology, will start you on a Spiritual journey unlike any you'll find in traditional religion. It is a Way that makes sense. It is a Way that is encouraging. It is the Gittite Way.
Author: Aidan Friend
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Look at the cover and judge it.
Author: Creation Liberty Evangelism,Christopher J.E. Johnson
Publisher: Creation Liberty Evangelism
Correcting the error of Christians seeking to hide from the Word of God.
Author: Spidey Williams
Publisher: Author House
Question: Why You Look At Me.. It’s amazing, the stares, responses I RECEIVE! Or overhear, when talking about ME! Sometimes I ask, other times I never ask, what they SEE! It’s gets under my skin. When I’m judged differently, Because of my COLOR! Look at me, other than what you SEE. How are you different from ME? Let me guess, you’re WHITE! You think you’re always RIGHT! I’m black all day LONG! Then everything I think daily is WRONG? What makes you think? The way you think, or act how you ACT? Let me guess, I’m BLACK! To stand for nothing, is falling for ANYTHING! To believe anything, is to falling for EVERYTHING! Defending everything is standing for NOTHING! If you never work for NOTHING! You’ll never know, how it feels to earn SOMETHING! I’m not going to live life, the way you want me TOO! I am not the same color as YOU! Look at me as I look at you. I never treat you DIFFERENTLY! Why are you so persistent? Treating me UNEQUALLY! Take an extra second, To look inside of ME!
The Many Faces of Samson
Author: Erik M.M. Eynikel,Tobias Nicklas
This collection of essays, presented at an international conference on Samson held in 2008 at the University of Nijmegen, studies the text of Judges 16-18, the reception history of the Samson traditions in later Jewish, Christian and Islamic literature, and his representation in figurative and performing arts.
Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Robbie Feaver is a successful personal injury lawyer, with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies and a beautiful wife he loves – who is dying of an incurable illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds which make their way into the pockets of judges who decide Robbie’s cases. Robbie is apprehended and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to ‘wear a wire’ as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is stocky, lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie’s charms. And she carries secrets of her own . . . As the law tightens its net, Robbie’s and Evon’s stories will converge thrillingly and ultimately tragically . . .
Tales from the Bench
Author: Dermot Meagher
Category: Literary Collections
Tales of a judge's life on and off the bench
Strategy, Skills, and the New Power of Persuasion
Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Does your current trial advocacy resource show how to develop a winning trial strategy? Thomas A. Mauet's new Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Persuasion leads readers, step by step, through the many elements necessary for persuasive litigation. This realistic and practical work from the highly regarded leader in the field responds to significant changes in trial theory and practice: recognition of the decisive role of the jurors' perspective, including how they process and evaluate people, information, and arguments, and how they reach collective decisions the increased necessity of an effective opening statement and how to construct and deliver opening statements for maximum strategic value, with annotated examples from both the plaintiff's and the defendant's attorneys the new importance of visuals, with an entire chapter dedicated to this crucial element of today's trials, including proven tips for developing a visual strategy and using visuals/electronic media in opening statements, closing arguments, and expert testimony Tom Mauet draws on his extensive experience to set a strong foundation for practice by: presenting a methodology for developing an effective trial strategy and preparing for trial explaining and demonstrating the skills that must be developed and used in trials sequencing topics in order of the stages of a jury trial structuring the chapters in a consistent format: "The Law" lays out the legal framework for the chapter, generally a Rule (or Rules) of Evidence; "The Jury's Perspective" provides the sociological or psychological context; substantive sections provide the instruction "Trial Notebook" describes the information to add to the notebook at each stage of the trial, and "Common Problems" point out recurring problem including a CD-ROM that provides a trial notebook, video presentations of evidence (including interactive ones), and examples of opening statements, direct examination, and closing arguments for civil and criminal cases ;creating an exceptionally helpful Teacher's Manual An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/mauet_trials
100 philosophische Gedankenspiele
Author: Julian Baggini
Gilt Flirten im Internet schon als Fremdgehen? Darf man jemanden für etwas bestrafen, das er noch nicht verbrochen hat? Wie wissen wir, ob wir wach sind oder träumen? Baggini knackt 100 'philosophische Nüsse'. Darf ein überzeugter Vegetarier das Fleisch e
Creating the Links : Environment, Human Rights and Poverty : Papers and Speeches from an IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) Side Event at the 3rd IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) Held in Bangkok, Thailand, 17-25 November 2004
Author: Thomas Greiber
Judges play a critical role in the development, enforcement and compliance with environmental law. To showcase the role of the judiciary in upholding the rule of law, IUCN organized a ?Judiciary Day” at its 2004 World Conservation Congress in Bangkok. This publication contains papers and speeches covering some of the cutting-edge themes that were discussed. It is hoped that these proceedings will enable a wide community of readers to better understand the crucial role of the judiciary in achieving the goals of sustainable development and nature conservation.
Mysticism, Fetishism, and the American Legal Mind
Author: Pierre Schlag
Publisher: NYU Press
In the collected essays here, Schlag established himself as one of the most creative thinkers in the contemporary legal academy. To read them one after another is exhilarating; Schlag's sophistication shines through. In chapter after chapter he tackles the most vexing problems of law and legal thinking, but at the heart of his concern is the questions of normativity and the normative claims made by legal scholars. He revisits legal realism, eenergizes it, and brings readers face-to-face with the central issues confronting law at the end of the 20th century. --Choice, May 1997 Pierre Schlag is the great iconoclast of the American legal academy. Few law professors today are so consistently original, funny, and provocative. But behind his playful manner is a serious goal: bringing the study of law into the late modern/ postmodern age. Reading these essays is like watching a one-man truth squad taking on all of the trends and movements of contemporary jurisprudence. All one can say to the latter is, better take cover. --J. M. Balkin, Lafayette S. Foster Professor, Yale Law School At a time when complaints are heard everywhere about the excesses of lawyers, judges, and law itself, Pierre Schlag focuses attention on the American legal mind and its urge to lay down the law. For Schlag, legalism is a way of thinking that extends far beyond the customary official precincts of the law. His work prompts us to move beyond the facile self- congratulatory self-representations of the law so that we might think critically about its identity, effects, and limitations. In this way, Schlag leads us to rethink the identities and character of moral and political values in contemporary discourse. The book brings into question the dominant normative orientation that shapes so much academic thought in law and in the humanities and social sciences. By pulling the curtain on the rhetorical techniques by which the law represents itself as coherent, rational, and stable, Laying Down the Law discloses the grandiose (and largely futile) attempts of American academics to control social and political meaning by means of scholarly missives.
A Biblical Theology of Holiness
Author: Allan Coppedge
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
What is God like? Answering this is the great quest of human existence. Because God is so different from us, we struggle to describe him. While doctrinal statements about God certainly have their place in Christian understanding, the Bible more often uses God's actions and roles to help us know him better. Indeed, some of the most helpful insights in Scripture arise when God is compared to something else: a rock, an eagle or a tower. And many "human" metaphors--metaphors taken from the world of actions and relationships--bring us even closer to understanding of God. In Portraits of God, Allan Coppedge suggests we look carefully at God as our Father, Redeemer, King, Judge, Priest and Creator. These portraits taken together give us an understaning of the Holy One for which no single category is adequate. These images work their way through the whole of Scripture. They are the doorway allowing us into the mysteries of God's very being. In Portraits of God, Coppedge offers a comprehensive survey, picturing a God who wants to be known personally and who has profoundly communicated himself. Coppedge finds the inexhaustible nature of God to be one of holiness reflected in and best described by the language of diverse roles. Approaching God in this way transforms us, as churches and individuals, to reflect God's own holy character. This is a book for students, pastors and churchgoers alike. Anyone desiring to know more deeply and wholly the Christian God revealed in the Bible will find in Portraits of God a treasure of scholarship and truth.