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Unjustifiable Risk

Author : Simon Thompson
ISBN : 9781849656993
Genre : Travel
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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.
Category: Travel

Examples Explanations For Criminal Law

Author : Richard G. Singer
ISBN : 9781454899938
Genre : Law
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A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester:
Category: Law

In Harm S Way

Author : Jules L. Coleman
ISBN : 9780521038713
Genre : Law
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For several decades the work of Joel Feinberg has been the most influential in legal, political and social philosophy in the English-speaking world. This 1994 volume honours that body of work by presenting fifteen essays, many of them by leading legal and political philosophers, that explore the problems that have engaged Feinberg over the years. Amongst the topics covered are issues of autonomy, responsibility and liability. It will be a collection of interest to anyone working in moral, legal or political philosophy.
Category: Law

Criminal Law

Author : Joycelyn M. Pollock
ISBN : 9781317523147
Genre : Law
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This classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Criminal Law covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations. Definitions and elements of crimes are explained, and defenses to crimes are thoroughly analyzed. A unique strength of Criminal Law is its discussion of the federal criminal code and the specific recognition of the common-law origins of modern law. Each chapter includes guidance to help students understand what is important: outlines, key terms and concepts, as well as Legal News sections that highlight current criminal law issues. Briefs of judicial decisions help students learn rule of law as well as the reasoning of the court that guides future court rulings.
Category: Law

Fault In Homicide

Author : Stanley Meng Heong Yeo
ISBN : 1862872759
Genre : Criminal liability
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Yeo's work examines the laws of England, Australia and India pertaining to the fault elements required for the crimes of murder and manslaughter. It contends that the Indian laws are superior and suggests a set of draft provisions which could comprise a viable model for reform of the English and Australian laws. The work is directly relevant to issues being considered in the development of the Model Criminal Code.
Category: Criminal liability

Philosophy Of Technology

Author : P.T. Durbin
ISBN : 9789400923034
Genre : Philosophy
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The corps of philosophers who make up the Society for Philosophy & Technology has now been collaborating, in one fashion or another, for almost fifteen years. In addition, the number of philosophers, world-wide, who have begun to focus their analytical skills on technology and related social problems grows increasingly every year. {It would certainly swell the ranks if all of them joined the Society!) It seems more than ap propriate, in this context, to publish a miscellaneous volume that em phasizes the extraordinary range and diversity of contemporary contribu tions to the philosophical understanding of the exceedingly complex phenomenon that is modern technology. My thanks, once again, to the anonymous referees who do so much to maintain standards for the series. And thanks also to the secretaries - Mary Imperatore and Dorothy Milsom - in the Philosophy Department at the University of Delaware; their typing and retyping of the MSS, and especially notes and references, also contributes to keeping our standards high. PAUL T. DURBIN vii Paul T. Durbin (ed.), Philosophy ofT echnology, p. vii.
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Traffic Laws Annotated

Author : National Committee on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordinances
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044124704
Genre : Traffic regulations
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Category: Traffic regulations

Obstructive Sleep Apnea An Issue Of Sleep Medicine Clinics

Author : Jim Barker
ISBN : 9780323261296
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics will be Guest Edited by Jim Barker, MD CPE, FACP, FCCP, FAASM Shirley Fong Jones, MD, FCCP of Scott and White Memorial Hospital and will focus on Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Article topics include Weight loss, Pharmacologic therapy of obstructive sleep apnea, Alternative Therapies, Masks and Interfaces, Outcomes of treatment of hypersomnia for OSA, Effects of therapy on CV outcomes, Complex Sleep Apnea, Oral appliances, Cost of therapy, Medicolegal aspects of treatment, Residual sleepiness, Therapy and Metabolic Outcomes, and Therapies for Children with OSA.
Category: Medical

Judging Evil

Author : Samuel H. Pillsbury
ISBN : 9780814768754
Genre : Law
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Why do killers deserve punishment? How should the law decide? These are the questions Samuel H. Pillsbury seeks to answer in this important new book on the theory and practice of criminal responsibility. In an argument both traditional and fresh, Pillsbury holds that persons deserve punishment according to the evil they choose to do, regardless of their psychological capacities. Using real case examples, he offers concrete proposals for legal reform, urging that modern preoccupations with subjective aspects of wrongdoing be replaced with rules that focus more on the individual's motives.
Category: Law

Criminal Law

Author : Kate E. Bloch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063926302
Genre : Law
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This refreshing new alternative for the first-year Criminal Law course is a lively coursebook that blends text, statutes, cases, and problems in a presentation that is user-friendly for both students and instructors.These distinctive characteristics make CRIMINAL LAW: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH both effective and engaging:shorter length and with a rich and diverse mix of materials that promotes intellectual challenge without sacrificing accessibilitythe authors treat criminal law as an introduction to both statutes and cases and emphasize statutes as a primary source, with explicit treatment of statutory drafting and interpretation issuesgoes beyond the traditional focus on the judiciary to also examine the role of the legislature and the executive in defining offensesclear, direct text introduces statutes, cases, and problemsthe materials support a wide array of teaching techniques to address varied student learning styleswithin each section, the authors introduce the basics and then the materials grow progressively more challengingincludes both modern and classic criminal casesincludes material on ethics and highlights criminal law perspectivesThe casebook is part of a comprehensive teaching package that includes a videotape discussion of one of the homicide cases in the book, PowerPoint slides, and an extensive Teacher's Manual featuring:support for a range of teaching options on each topic, such as problems, simulations, role plays, and the traditional question-and-answer approachvideo suggestionsgraphics that can be easily reproduced and customizedRecognition of the potential difficulty of teaching topics such as rape and domestic violence and detailed suggestions for teaching approaches to themsample syllabi for three- and four-credit courses
Category: Law