The Quest

The Quest Author Daniel Yergin
ISBN-10 9781101563700
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 832
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This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.



The Quest

The Quest Author Mircea Eliade
ISBN-10 0226203867
Release 1984-05-15
Pages 180
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In The Quest Mircea Eliade stresses the cultural function that a study of the history of religions can play in a secularized society. He writes for the intelligent general reader in the hope that what he calls a new humanism "will be engendered by a confrontation of modern Western man with unknown or less familiar worlds of meaning." "Each of these essays contains insights which will be fruitful and challenging for professional students of religion, but at the same time they all retain the kind of cultural relevance and clarity of style which makes them accessible to anyone seriously concerned with man and his religious possibilities."—Joseph M. Kitagawa, Religious Education



The Quest for El Cid

The Quest for El Cid Author Richard A. Fletcher
ISBN-10 0195069552
Release 1991
Pages 217
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Rodrigo Díaz, the legendary warrior-knight of eleventh-century Castile known as El Cid, is still honored in Spain as a national hero for liberating the fatherland from the occupying Moors. Yet, as this book reveals, there are many contradictions between eleventh-century reality and the mythology that developed later. By placing El Cid in a fresh, historical context, Fletcher shows us an adventurous soldier of fortune who was of a type, one of a number of "cids," or "bosses," who flourished in eleventh-century Spain. But the El Cid of legend--the national hero--was unique in stature even in his lifetime. Before his death El Cid was already celebrated in a poem; posthumously he was immortalized in the great epic Poema de Mío Cid. When he died in Valencia in 1099, he was ruler of an independent principality he had carved for himself in Eastern Spain. Rather than the zealous Christian leader many believe him to have been, Rodrigo emerges in Fletcher's study as a mercenary equally at home in the feudal kingdoms of northern Spain and the exotic Moorish lands of the south, selling his martial skills to Christian and Muslim alike. Indeed, his very title derives from the Arabic word sayyid, meaning 'lord' or 'master.' And as there was little if any sense of Spanish nationhood in the eleventh century, he can hardly be credited for uniting a medieval Spanish nation. This ground-breaking inquiry into the life and times of El Cid disentangles fact from myth to create a striking portrait of an extraordinary man, clearly showing how and why legend transformed him into something he was not during his lifetime.--From publisher description.



The Quest for Cosmic Justice

The Quest for Cosmic Justice Author Thomas Sowell
ISBN-10 9780743215077
Release 2001-06-30
Pages 224
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This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends. The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of fundamental principles of freedom -- amounting to a quiet repeal of the American revolution. The Quest for Cosmic Justice is the summation of a lifetime of study and thought about where we as a society are headed -- and why we need to change course before we do irretrievable damage.



The Quest for National Efficiency a Study in British Politics and Political Thought 1899 1914

The Quest for National Efficiency  a Study in British Politics and Political Thought  1899 1914 Author Geoffrey Russell Searle
ISBN-10 0520017943
Release 1971-01-01
Pages 286
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The Quest for National Efficiency a Study in British Politics and Political Thought 1899 1914 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Quest for National Efficiency a Study in British Politics and Political Thought 1899 1914 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Quest for National Efficiency a Study in British Politics and Political Thought 1899 1914 book for free.



The Quest

The Quest Author Tom Dongo
ISBN-10 0962274828
Release 1993-08-01
Pages 171
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This book is a sequel to the first two. It contributes an added dimension to my earlier information. Sedona seems to reflect the best qualities, or perhaps I should say “combined†qualities, the essences and elements, of the Great Pyramids, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Ayers Rock, Mount Shasta, the South American Pyramids, Peru, Tibet, Nepal, India, Lourdes, and many other power places around the world. How can I make such a claim? For the reason that I interact on a regular basis with individuals from virtually every corner of the Earth who have spent time in those sacred and mysterious places. Through these travelers, I have learned that there is simply no other place like Sedona.



The Quest for Voice

The Quest for Voice Author Lydia Goehr
ISBN-10 0520214129
Release 1998
Pages 237
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"This is the work of a distinguished philosopher and a well-trained musician with a sophisticated sense of history. If the musical and the musicological world were inhabited by Goehrs, it would be a far, far better place. The message of this book deserves the widest possible dissemination."--Richard Taruskin, author of "Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions"



The Quest for Compromise

The Quest for Compromise Author Howard Louthan
ISBN-10 0521027128
Release 2006-06-22
Pages 208
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The Quest for Compromise is an interdisciplinary study of the imperial court in late sixteenth-century Vienna, and a detailed examination of a fascinating moment of religious moderation. Against a backdrop of rising religious and confessional dogmatism, the Emperor Maximilian II (1564–1576) assembled a remarkable cast of courtiers who resisted extremes of both Reformation and Counter-Reformation. This book investigates the rise and fall of an irenic movement through four individuals whose work at the imperial court reflected the ideals of religious compromise and moderation. An Italian artist (Jacopo Strada), a Silesian physician (Johannes Crato), a Dutch librarian (Hugo Blotius) and a German soldier (Lazarus von Schwendi) sought peace and accommodation through a wide range of cultural, intellectual and political activity.



The Quest

The Quest Author Frederik van Eeden
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010468307
Release 1911
Pages 519
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The Quest for Music Divine

The Quest for Music Divine Author Suresh Chandra Dey
ISBN-10 8170243017
Release 1990
Pages 307
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Emphasizes The Integration Aspects And The Spiritual Foundations Of Music. Beings Together The Ideas Of Great Saints, Philosophers, Grammarians, Critics, Poets, Musicologists And Artists Of Music.



The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning Author Marcel Danesi
ISBN-10 9780802095145
Release 2007
Pages 193
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"The Quest for Meaning" is designed as a guide to basic semiotic theory and practice, discussing and illustrating the main trends, ideas, and figures of semiotics.



The Quest for Therapy in Lower Zaire

The Quest for Therapy in Lower Zaire Author John M. Janzen
ISBN-10 0520032950
Release 1978
Pages 266
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In this book, Dr. John M. Janzen describes patterns of healing among the BaKongo of Lower Zaire in Africa, who, like many peoples elsewhere, utilize cosmopolitan medicine alongside traditional healing practices. What criteria, he asks, determine the choice of the alternative therapies? And what is their institutional interrelationship? In seeking answers, he analyzes case histories and cultural contexts to explore what social transactions, decisionmaking, illness and therapy classifications, and resource allocations are used in the choice of therapy by the ill, their kinfolk, friends, asociates, and specialized practitioners. From the Preface: This book presents an "on the ground" ethnographic account of how medical clients of one region of Lower Zaire diagnose illness, select therapies, and evaluate treatments, a process we call "therapy management." The book is intended to clarify a phenomenon of which central African clients have long been cognizant, namely, that medical systems are used in combination. Our study is aimed primarily at readers interested in the practical issues of medical decision-making in an African country, the cultural content of symptoms, and the dynamics of medical pluralism, that is, the existence in a single society of differently designed and conceived medical systems.



The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning Author Tariq Ramadan
ISBN-10 9780141919577
Release 2010-08-05
Pages 224
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In The Quest for Meaning, Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar, invites the reader to join him on a journey to the deep ocean of religious, secular, and indigenous spiritual traditions to explore the most pressing contemporary issues. Along the way, Ramadan interrogates the concepts that frame current debates including: faith and reason, emotions and spirituality, tradition and modernity, freedom, equality, universality, and civilization. He acknowledges the greatest flashpoints and attempts to bridge divergent paths to a common ground between these religious and intellectual traditions. He calls urgently for a deep and meaningful dialogue that leads us to go beyond tolerant co-existence to mutual respect and enrichment. Written in a both direct and meditative style this is an important, timely and intelligent book that aims to direct and shape debate around the most important questions of our time.



Care Work

Care Work Author Mary E. Daly
ISBN-10 9221114023
Release 2001
Pages 261
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In the past, policymakers and economists have made little attempt to measure the extent or incidence of care work, let alone its economic and social value. Performed predominantly by women, care workers look after children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. This book provides an analysis of care work as a relevant social policy phenomenon in industrialised and developing countries; and explores how provisions for care are made, who benefits, and who pays. The study takes both an empirical and a conceptual approach to examine the differences in how care work is defined and treated in different parts of the world, including western Europe, India, Brazil and Russia. It discusses various types of policy interventions including benefits, taxation allowances, and different types of paid and unpaid leave.



Sentencing and Punishment

Sentencing and Punishment Author Susan Easton
ISBN-10 9780198744825
Release 2016-05-26
Pages 512
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Examining the theoretical debates behind the headlines and engaging with current debates, Sentencing and Punishment provides thoughtful, impartial, and unbiased coverage of sentencing and punishment in the UK. Collectively, Susan Easton and Christine Piper are highly experienced teachers andresearchers in this field, making them perfectly placed to deliver this lively account of a highly dynamic subject area. The book takes a thorough and systematic approach to sentencing and punishment, examining key topics from legal, philosophical, and practical perspectives. Offering in-depth and detailed coverage, while remaining succinct and readable, the authors deliver a balanced approach to the subject. Chaptersummaries, discussion questions, and case studies help students to engage with the subject, apply their knowledge, and reflect upon debates. Fully reworked, restructured, and updated for this edition, and incorporating changes following the 2015 general election; this is the essential guide for anyone studying sentencing and punishment as part of a law or criminology course. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring:* Regular updates on case law, new legislation and key developments* Web links to further reading suggestions for each chapter of the book* Guidance on answering end of chapter questions * An online version of the textbook glossary



The Quest for Responsibility

The Quest for Responsibility Author Mark Bovens
ISBN-10 0521628989
Release 1998-03-12
Pages 252
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The search for responsibility in complex organisations often seems an impossible undertaking. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach combining law, social science, ethics and organisational design, Mark Bovens analyses the reasons for this, and offers possible solutions. He begins by examining the problem of 'many hands' - because so many people contribute in so many different ways, it is very difficult to determine who is accountable for organisational behaviour. Four possible solutions - corporate, hierarchical, collective and individual accountability - are analysed from normative, empirical and practical perspectives. Bovens argues that individual accountability is the most promising solution, but only if individuals have the chance to behave responsibly. The book then explores the implications of this approach. What does it mean to be a 'responsible' employee or official? When is it legitimate to disobey the orders of superiors? What institutional designs might be most appropriate?



The Quest

The Quest Author Daniel Yergin
ISBN-10 9780143121947
Release 2012
Pages 820
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Demonstrates how the competition to solve pressing energy problems has become an engine of political and economic change, and shares inside stories of current and developing energy sources from different world regions.