Authority  The Southern Reach Trilogy  Book 2  Book
Score: 3.5
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Authority The Southern Reach Trilogy Book 2


  • Author : Jeff VanderMeer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007553495

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Authority The Southern Reach Trilogy Book 2 Excerpt :

’A contemporary masterpiece’ Guardian THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE EXTRAORDINARY SOUTHERN REACH TRILOGY – NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ALEX GARLAND (EX MACHINA) AND STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN, OSCAR ISAAC, GINA RODRIGUEZ AND TESSA THOMPSON

Area X Book

Area X


  • Author : Jeff VanderMeer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 1443428450

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Area X Excerpt :

Annihilation is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, Authority is the second, and Acceptance is the third. Area X—a remote and lush terrain—has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything. After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach—the secret agency that monitors these expeditions—is in disarray. In Authority, John Rodriguez, aka “Control,” is the team’s newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves—and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he’s promised to serve. And the consequences will spread much further than that. It is winter in Area X in Acceptance. A new team em

Tools of Titans Book
Score: 4
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Tools of Titans


  • Author : Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 739
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328683786

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Tools of Titans Excerpt :

"Fitness, money, and wisdom--here are the tools. Over the last two years ... Tim Ferriss has collected the routines and tools of world-class performers around the globe. Now, the distilled notebook of tips and tricks that helped him double his income, flexibility, happiness, and more is available as Tools of Titans"--Page 4 of cover.

Authority Book

Authority


  • Author : Nathan Barry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-04-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1612060919

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Authority Excerpt :

THE IDEA THAT AUTHORS CANNOT MAKE MONEY IS 100% FALSE. And no, you do not have to be famous or have a huge online following In less than one calendar year, Nathan Barry made over $250,000 by independently publishing three books he wrote himself. Making money from book sales is wonderful but it is just the beginning. Getting a raise, landing a new job, and gaining new clients are all direct results of writing and publishing a book. In Authority, Nathan shows you: -How NOT to be a poor, starving author -How to establish a consistent writing habit -How to implement a successful marketing strategy -How to replace traditional publishing methods with methods that can earn far more, in far less time -How to position yourself as an AUTHORITY in your chosen field and enjoy benefits far beyond simply making money

Authority in European Book Culture 1400 1600 Book

Authority in European Book Culture 1400 1600


  • Author : Pollie Bromilow
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317176954

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Authority in European Book Culture 1400 1600 Excerpt :

Through its many and varied manifestations, authority has frequently played a role in the communication process in both manuscript and print. This volume explores how authority, whether religious, intellectual, political or social, has enforced the circulation of certain texts and text versions, or acted to prevent the distribution of books, pamphlets and other print matter. It also analyzes how readers, writers and printers have sometimes rebelled against the constraints and restrictions of authority, publishing controversial works anonymously or counterfeiting authoritative texts; and how the written or printed word itself has sometimes been perceived to have a kind of authority, which might have had ramifications in social, political or religious spheres. Contributors look at the experience of various European cultures-English, French, German and Italian-to allow for comparative study of a number of questions pertinent to the period. Among the issues explored are local and regional factors influencing book production; the interplay between manuscript and print culture; the slippage between authorship and authority; and the role of civic and religious authority in cultural production. Deliberately conceived to foster interdisciplinary dialogue between the history of the book, and literary and cultural history, this volume takes a pan-European perspective to explore the ways in which authority infiltrates and is in turn propagated or undermined by book culture.

Grounded Authority Book

Grounded Authority


  • Author : Shiri Pasternak
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452954691

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Grounded Authority Excerpt :

Since Justin Trudeau’s election in 2015, Canada has been hailed internationally as embarking on a truly progressive, post-postcolonial era—including an improved relationship between the state and its Indigenous peoples. Shiri Pasternak corrects this misconception, showing that colonialism is very much alive in Canada. From the perspective of Indigenous law and jurisdiction, she tells the story of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, in western Quebec, and their tireless resistance to federal land claims policy. Grounded Authority chronicles the band’s ongoing attempts to restore full governance over its lands and natural resources through an agreement signed by settler governments almost three decades ago—an agreement the state refuses to fully implement. Pasternak argues that the state’s aversion to recognizing Algonquin jurisdiction stems from its goal of perfecting its sovereignty by replacing the inherent jurisdiction of Indigenous peoples with its own, delegated authority. From police brutality and fabricated sexual abuse cases to an intervention into and overthrow of a customary government, Pasternak provides a compelling, richly detailed account of rarely documented coercive mechanisms employed to force Indigenous communities into compliance with federal policy. A rigorous account of the incredible struggle fought by the Algonquins to maintain responsibility over their territory, Grounded Authority provides a powerful alternative model to one nation’s land claims policy and a vital contribution to current debates in the study of colonialism and Indigenous peoples in North America and globally.

Annihilation Book
Score: 3.5
From 152 Ratings

Annihilation


  • Author : Jeff VanderMeer
  • Publisher : FSG Originals
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374710774

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Annihilation Excerpt :

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson). Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.

Anatomist of Power Book

Anatomist of Power


  • Author : Despiniadis Costas Despiniadis
  • Publisher : Black Rose Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551646862

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Anatomist of Power Excerpt :

Few twentieth-century writers remain as potent as Franz Kafka-one of the rare figures to maintain both a major presence in the academy and on the shelves of general readers. Yet, remarkably, no work has yet fully focused on his politics and anti-authoritarian sensibilities. The Anatomist of Power: Franz Kafka and the Critique of Authority is a fascinating new look at his widely known novels and stories (including The Trial, Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony and Amerika), portraying him as a powerful critic of authority, bureaucracy, capitalism, law, patriarchy, and prisons. Making deft use of Kafka's diaries, his friends' memoirs, and his original sketches, Costas Despiniadis addresses his active participation in Prague's anarchist circles, his wide interest in anarchist authors, his skepticism about the Russian Revolution, and his ambivalent relationship with utopian Zionism. The portrait of Kafka that emerges is striking and fresh-rife with insights and a refusal to accept the structures of power that dominated his society.

Authority without Territory Book

Authority without Territory


  • Author : Daryoush Mohammad Poor
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-09-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137428806

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Authority without Territory Excerpt :

Examining the connection between the concept of authority and the transformation of the Ismaili imamate, Authority without Territory is the first study of the imamate in contemporary times with a particular focus on Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary leader of Shi?a Imami Ismaili Muslims.

Canon Revisited Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Canon Revisited


  • Author : Michael J. Kruger
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433530814

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Canon Revisited Excerpt :

Given the popular-level conversations on phenomena like the Gospel of Thomas and Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus, as well as the current gap in evangelical scholarship on the origins of the New Testament, Michael Kruger’s Canon Revisited meets a significant need for an up-to-date work on canon by addressing recent developments in the field. He presents an academically rigorous yet accessible study of the New Testament canon that looks deeper than the traditional surveys of councils and creeds, mining the text itself for direction in understanding what the original authors and audiences believed the canon to be. Canon Revisited provides an evangelical introduction to the New Testament canon that can be used in seminary and college classrooms, and read by pastors and educated lay leaders alike. In contrast to the prior volumes on canon, this volume distinguishes itself by placing a substantial focus on the theology of canon as the context within which the historical evidence is evaluated and assessed. Rather than simply discussing the history of canon—rehashing the Patristic data yet again—Kruger develops a strong theological framework for affirming and authenticating the canon as authoritative. In effect, this work successfully unites both the theology and the historical development of the canon, ultimately serving as a practical defense for the authority of the New Testament books.

The Principle of Authority In Relation to Certainty  Sanctity and Society Book

The Principle of Authority In Relation to Certainty Sanctity and Society


  • Author : P. T. Forsyth
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 1996-12-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 9781579100193

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The Principle of Authority In Relation to Certainty Sanctity and Society Excerpt :

About the Contributor(s): Peter Taylor Forsyth (1848-1921) preached and pastored for twenty five years before becoming principal of Hackney College in London where he taught systematic theology and preaching. Forsyth converted from theological liberalism to classical Christianity in the mid-1880s. The theological transition was, in his own words, from a lover of love to an object of grace. A theologian of the cross, Forsyth is well known for his publications The Work of Christ, Cruciality of the Cross, and The Person and Place of Jesus Christ.

Annual Report Book

Annual Report


  • Author : Alabama. Dept. of Finance
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Finance
  • Pages : 1072
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112101610852

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Annual Report Excerpt :

Reports for 1938/39- include also the annual reports of the State Auditor and the State Treasurer; 1974- and also the State Comptroller.

Private Authority and International Affairs Book

Private Authority and International Affairs


  • Author : A. Claire Cutler
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 0791441199

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Private Authority and International Affairs Excerpt :

Explores in detail the degree to which private sector firms are beginning to replace governments in "governing" some areas of international relations.