Scots and Catalans
Author: John H. Elliott
Publisher: Yale University Press
A landmark account that reveals the long history behind the current Catalan and Scottish independence movements A distinguished historian of Spain and Europe provides an enlightening account of the development of nationalist and separatist movements in contemporary Catalonia and Scotland. This first sustained comparative study uncovers the similarities and the contrasts between the Scottish and Catalan experiences across a five-hundred-year period, beginning with the royal marriages that brought about union with their more powerful neighbors, England and Castile respectively, and following the story through the centuries from the end of the Middle Ages until today’s dramatic events. J. H. Elliott examines the political, economic, social, cultural, and emotional factors that divide Scots and Catalans from the larger nations to which their fortunes were joined. He offers new insights into the highly topical subject of the character and development of European nationalism, the nature of separatism, and the sense of grievance underlying the secessionist aspirations that led to the Scottish referendum of 2014, the illegal Catalan referendum of October 2017, and the resulting proclamation of an independent Catalan republic.
Author: Adam Epstein
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Sports Law by Adam Epstein brings the multi-billion dollar business of sport to the classroom. Epstein's book delves into the world of interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional athletics by exploring various categories of law and its relationship to sport. In addition to providing an examination of the history of the NCAA, this textbook examines relevant NCAA cases along with excerpts from the most recent NCAA bylaws in chapters throughout the book. This aspect of the text is particularly helpful for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in college sports. The book begins with an examination of the most current cases and regulations governing sports agents and how such individuals have helped to shape the sport business. The author also provides the best discussion on the importance and role of contracts in the sports industry with an exploration of various sports contracts and special contract clauses. Along with the aforementioned topics, Sports Law dives into other important legal topics in the sports industry including torts, crimes, Title IX and gender issues, social media concerns, disability issues, antitrust and labor issues involving leagues and their player associations, an examination of international issues including the Olympic Movement and more. Epstein provides abridged cases involving Andy Oliver, Jeremy Bloom, Coach Jim O'Brien and others. Sports Law brings the dynamic and exciting world of sports law to the undergraduate and graduate student. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Amb motiu de la jubilació acadèmica del Dr. Joaquim Molas, el Departament de Filologia Catalana de Universitat de Barcelona, d' acord amb les millors tradicions universitàries en una tal mena d'avinenteses, va decidir homenatjar el professor que, format d'antuvi a la casa i docent després a la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ha estat en acabat durant vint anys catedràtic de literatura catalana a la UB. Per això és que, sempre comptant amb la valuosa col.laboració del Servei de Publicacions de la UB, ha estat possible tirar endavant l'edició d'una miscel.lànea amb voluntat commemorativa i de contingut científic en la qual,sota el títol genèric de "Memòria, Escriptura, Història", més de setanta especialistes de tots els àmbits de la catalanística fan aportacions sobre els més diversos temes concernents a la literatura catalana de totes les èpoques, amb una especial incidència sobre la contemporània, objecte preferent d'estudi del professor Molas. Una bibliografia pràcticament exhaustiva d'aquest, pacientment aplegada per Maria Capdevila, converteix els dos volums de què consta l'obra en una aportació de primeríssima magnitud per al millor coneixement de la literatura catalana des d'una òptica actual, rigorosa i variada.
Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
Publisher: Courier Corporation
DIVVoltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire's enduring appeal. /div
Author: Alvin Toffler
Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change
Author: Roberto Bolaño
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM "ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS" (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW) Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of SantaTeresa—a fictional Juárez—on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.
Weight of the Heart
Author: Rosa Montero
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Part human and part robot, private investigator Bruna Husky has been hired to locate a stolen diamond. But as Bruna s leads start to drop dead, her case becomes about much more than a stolen gem and much more dangerous. Traversing the galaxy, Bruna races against the clock to uncover a nuclear power conspiracy that threatens all sentient beings. Traveling from a distant planet populated by an extreme religious sect to landscapes destroyed by rising sea levels, Bruna tries to solve the puzzle of why so many people around her are suffering from toxic radiation. Meanwhile she must cope with a new love and the knowledge of when she will die, to the exact day. Designed for combat, Bruna can manipulate a plasma gun better than she can navigate matters of the heart. This tale of romance, prejudice, and ecoterrorism makes clear that though the future might appear very different in many ways, history can t help but repeat itself."
Author: Mike Hutchinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Shoot, ram, skid and loot your way through the ruins of civilisation with Gaslands, a tabletop wargame of car-on-car destruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players control small fleets of armed vehicles in battles for resources, dominance and survival. With rules for multiple vehicle types (from motorbikes to big rigs), varied special weapons and accessories (including oil slicks, caltrops and nitro boosters), and a host of options for scenarios, environmental conditions, crew and campaigns, players can tailor games to match their own visions for an anarchic future.
“Welcome to what will undoubtedly be a whole new level of athleticperformance.”—Mark Allen, six-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman.
Author: Joan Salvat-Papasseit
A collection of the writings of this 14th century Catalonian Carmelite formed the basis of the legendary history of the Order that forms the basis of its spirituality. The text, also known as The Book of the First Monks, was widely read across medieval Europe. Called both a spiritual masterpiece and a work of fantasy, Ribot attempts to demonstrate the Order's antiquity, its privileged place within the Church, and its unique role in Salvation History.
Author: Sebastia Alzamora
Publisher: Soho Crime
It is 1936, and Barcelona burns as the Spanish Civil War takes over. The city is a bloodbath. Yet in all this death, the murders of a Marist monk and a young boy, drained of their blood, are strange enough to catch a police inspector's attention. Unknowingly, a thirteen-year-old novice stumbles into the clutches of the murderer. Can she escape in this city of no happy endings? Narrated by a vampire who thrives in the havoc of the war, this stunning novel, inspired by the true story of a massacre is a gothic reflection on the nature of monsters, in all their human forms.