Service

Autor: Sebastian Junger
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ISBN: 9783791382135
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In this powerful, evocative, and moving collection of images--many never-before published--Platon, one of the most acclaimed contemporary photographers, focuses on the effects of war on soldiers and their families. Having created over 25 Time magazine covers and succeeding Richard Avedon as a staff photographer for the New Yorker, Platon has become a household name. His evocative portraits of world leaders comprised a hugely successful previous book, Power. Now Platon has turned his lens to military service, embedding himself outside the battlefield in places where so much occurs that is so rarely mentioned. Given unprecedented access to U.S. military training facilities, Platon photographed soldiers preparing for battle in a staged Iraqi village. Aboard the USS San Antonio, he photographed soldiers the moment before they set sail. Platon's images capture both joy and grief, strength and vulnerability, support and dissent: a young man's t-shirt that reads "Iraq veteran against the war"; an African American woman stands proudly in full military regalia; a double-amputee stares directly from his wheelchair; and, in arguably the most important image of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, an American Muslim mother cradles the grave of her soldier son. Together, these photographs speak volumes about the lives and families of those who fight: their physical and psychological wounds, their extraordinary valor and often modest backgrounds, and the fierce emotions that surround their service.

Power

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Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452100586
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Power brings readers face to face with the major world leaders of today. In this one-of-a-kind collection, PlatonWorld Press Photographer of the Yearturns his lens on 150 current international leaders from across the political spectrum to create a profound portrait of global power. Shot within a twelve-month period at the United Nations, and captured with unique candor and insight, these photographs offer an intimate glimpse of the personalities behind the public faces of the world's most powerful decision-makers. With an incisive text by New Yorker editor and Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, this comprehensive historical record of our time is an essential volume for anyone interested in world politics.

Target Corinth Canal

Autor: Platon Alexiades
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473859565
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During the Second World War the Corinth Canal assumed an importance disproportionate to its size. It was the focus of numerous special Allied operations to prevent oil from the Black Sea reaching Italy, to delay the invasion of Crete and severing the vital German supply lines to Rommel's Army in North Africa.??German airborne forces occupied the Canal to cut off the ANZAC retreat and Hitler needed the Canal kept open to maintain control of the Aegean Sea. Were this lost, he feared Turkey entering the War on the Allied side.??Target Corinth Canal unearths a treasure trove of facts on the little known operations by SOE and other special force units. Heroes such as Mike Cumberlege emerge from the pages of this splendid work of military history.

Tribe

Autor: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 145556639X
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Now a New York Times bestseller We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

Multimedia Communications Services And Security

Autor: Andrzej Dziech
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642307213
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Multimedia Communications, Services and Security, MCSS 2012, held in Krakow, Poland, in May/June 2012. The 37 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers address issues such as privacy and data protection using digital watermarking and other technologies; object and threat detection; data protection and distribution; human-centric multimedia analysis and synthesis; cybercrime detection and counteracting.

Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar

Autor: Thomas Cathcart
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786070197
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Here’s an accusation – Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything. When it comes to language, it all depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is. And one for the existentialists – you haven’t lived until you think about death all the time. Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart take philosophy to task with flair and gusto in this wise and hilarious treasure of a book. Lively, original, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar... is an irreverent crash course through the great thinkers and traditions. It’s philosophy for everyone, from the curious layperson to the professor who’s seen it all. Klein and Cathcart have the knack of getting to the core of an issue in a crystal clear line, meaning there’s more room for jokes – good jokes, clever jokes, jokes that’ll have you laughing so hard the people nearby will shoot you strange looks. It’s the philosophy class you wish you’d had and finally, it all makes sense!

Market Entry Strategies In Eastern Europe In The Context Of The European Union

Autor: Michael Klug
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3835093347
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Based on face to face interviews with decision makers of 16 German firms Michael Klug analyses the applied strategy and the motivation for market entry. He investigates different strategy theories for their suitability to explain the firms' strategy abroad and discusses the operational design including forms of market presence and marketing mix to realise a chosen strategy.

Sunday Sketching

Autor: Christoph Niemann
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683355466
File Size: 75,18 MB
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From award-winning artist and author Christoph Niemann comes a collection of witty illustrations and whimsical views on working creatively. Taking its cue from his New York Times column Abstract Sunday, this book covers Niemann’s entire career and showcases brilliant observations of contemporary life through sketches, travel journals, and popular newspaper features. The narrative guides readers through Christoph’s creative process, how he built his career, and how he overcomes the internal and external obstacles that creative people face—all presented with disarming wit and intellect. Enhanced with nearly 350 original images, this book is a tremendous inspirational and aspirational resource. Also available from Christoph Niemann: Abstract City and I Lego N.Y.

Truth And Mockery In Platon And In Modernity

Autor: Dale Wilt Evans
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595176291
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The modern world is preoccupied with correctness in its views of nature, government, economy and culture but at an unacceptable price. We find nature blind and indifferent and we now see culture as anything legally allowed. This insightful study examines the philosophy leading us here while showing how to change it. If we accept the integral role of mockery in truth we gain a more comprehensive view of ourselves and the world. In a perceptive study of four dialogues of Plato---the ones telling the story of Socrates' defense of philosophy----we find a pattern for our own growth. This book calls for renewed faith in an educated perception and in noble self-development. It speaks to discovering "heart and soul, not in an aesthetic diversion but in the nature of everything around us."

Ecommerce And The Effects Of Technology On Taxation

Autor: Anne Michèle Bardopoulos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319154494
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This book focuses on the impact of technology on taxation and deals with the broad effect of technology on diverse taxation systems. It addresses the highly relevant eTax issue and argues that while VAT may not be the ultimate solution with regard to taxing electronic commerce, it can be demonstrated to be the most effective solution to date. The book analyzes the application and the effectiveness of traditional income tax principles in contradistinction to VAT principles. Taking into account rapidly ameliorating technology, the book next assesses the compatibility between electronic commerce and diverse systems of taxation. Using case studies of Amazon.com and Second Life as well as additional practical examples, the book demonstrates the effectiveness of VAT in respect of electronic commerce and ameliorating technology in the incalculable and borderless realm of cyberspace.