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The Challenge

By Danielle Steel
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn : 1984821628
  • Pages : 221
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 561
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In this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, a small community is tested when their children go missing while exploring a dangerous local peak, forcing them to band together during the crisis. Fishtail, Montana, is home to Anne and Pitt Pollock, local royalty, high school sweethearts, and owners of the successful Pollock ranch. The sprawling foothills of the Beartooth Mountains surround the town, overlooking the Pollocks’ property and the nearby ranch belonging to Bill and Pattie Brown. The two couples have known each other since childhood. Their sons Peter Pollock and Matt Brown are also the best of friends. When they and two other local kids meet Juliet Marshall, new to town after her parents’ bitter divorce, the five of them are soon inseparable, spending their summer days swimming, horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. But one August afternoon, their latest adventure takes a dangerous turn—and quickly escalates into a battle for survival—when they find themselves trapped on Granite Peak. Fear reverberates through the town as their parents grow ever more desperate to hear word that their children have been found. They must place their own trials aside amid a massive search-and-rescue operation. As they come to lean on one another for support, a media frenzy ensues, heightening tensions and testing some already fragile relationships. In the aftermath of this one fateful event, devastating secrets are revealed, new love appears on the horizon, and families are forced to reconsider what they once held dear. In The Challenge, Danielle Steel deftly weaves a story that is a portrait of courage and a striking tale of the bonds of love and family.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
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  • Pages : 313
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English-language and Italian scholars led by Christensen (English literature, John Cabot U., Rome) reassert Keat's stature in the Western canon, by countering critics since Byron and analyzing the poet's texts and influence. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

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By J. Christopher Soper,Kevin R. den Dulk,Stephen V. Monsma
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1442250445
  • Pages : 284
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 719
  • File Pdf: the-challenge-of-pluralism.pdf

Book Summary:

In a thoroughly revised and expanded edition that now includes France, this essential text offers a rigorous, systematic comparison of church-state relations in six Western nations: the United States, France, England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia. As successful and stable political democracies, these countries share a commitment to protecting the religious rights of their citizens. The book demonstrates, however, that each has taken substantially different approaches to resolving basic church-state questions. The authors examine both the historical roots of those differences and more recent conflicts over Islam and other religious minorities, explain how contemporary church-state issues are addressed, and provide a framework for assessing the success of each of the six states in protecting the religious rights of its citizens using a framework based on the ideal of governmental neutrality and evenhandedness toward people of all faiths and of none. Responding to the general confusion about the relationship between church and state in the West, this book offers a much-needed comparative analysis of a topic that is increasingly a source of political conflict. The authors argue that the US conception of church-state separation, with its emphasis on avoiding government establishment of religion, is unique among political democracies and discriminates against religious groups by denying religious organizations access to government services provided to other organizations. The authors persuasively conclude that the United States can learn a great deal from other Western nations in promoting religious neutrality and the free exercise of religion.

The Challenge of Slums

By United Nations Human Settlements Programme
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136554750
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 351
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Book Summary:

The Challenge of Slums presents the first global assessment of slums, emphasizing their problems and prospects. Using a newly formulated operational definition of slums, it presents estimates of the number of urban slum dwellers and examines the factors at all level, from local to global, that underlie the formation of slums as well as their social, spatial and economic characteristics and dynamics. It goes on to evaluate the principal policy responses to the slum challenge of the last few decades. From this assessment, the immensity of the challenges that slums pose is clear. Almost 1 billion people live in slums, the majority in the developing world where over 40 per cent of the urban population are slum dwellers. The number is growing and will continue to increase unless there is serious and concerted action by municipal authorities, governments, civil society and the international community. This report points the way forward and identifies the most promising approaches to achieving the United Nations Millennium Declaration targets for improving the lives of slum dwellers by scaling up participatory slum upgrading and poverty reduction programmes. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of conditions and trends in the world's cities. Written in clear language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it will be an essential tool and reference for researchers, academics, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.

Accept The Challenge – The Autobiography

By Leigh M Blucher,Leigh Matthews
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  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Isbn : 1742755933
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 948
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Book Summary:

This is a hugely long-awaited autobiography told with Leigh's customary steel, wry humour and no-holds-barred honesty. Life and lessons from the world of Australian Rules Football as told by an icon of the sport, Leigh Matthews, four-time Premiership player, voted the player of the 20th Century and four-time Premiership coach. Accept the Challenge offers rare insights into the life and learning experiences that have shaped Leigh along his successful and at times turbulent journey. Autobiographical in style, this much-anticipated title takes the reader back to Leigh's early childhood, through to his current position as an elder statesman of the game. An honest self-appraisal, as Leigh ponders the influences and experiences that shaped his character, his decisions and ultimately his career, the book unravels and reveals. Leigh is extremely open as the book explores early childhood, the fortune of moving to Hawthorn and the commencement of the shaping of his own philosophy and beliefs by legendary coaches John Kennedy, David Parkin and Allan Jeans. It identifies with the pressures of coaching Collingwood and the relief that success delivers, the task of building a champion team in the Brisbane Lions and the different personalities that contributed to the challenge but also to the successful formula that dominated the sport at the turn of the century. Lessons in team dynamics, man management, keys to success, goal setting and managing a crisis are interspersed with revealing anecdotes and exclusive content from the biggest name in the game during the sport's most successful era.

Meeting the Challenge

By Ellen Rose
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136770631
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 651
  • File Pdf: meeting-the-challenge.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection demonstrates how feminist pedagogy can be implemented in a variety of institutional and disciplinary settings. Unlike most of the current literature, it provides a vast array of examples of feminist pedagogy in action. It suggests practical ways of creating classroom environments open to feminist and anti-racist teaching, way feminists at universities can intervene in community programs and how to apply feminist pedagogy to new challenges such as distance education, cyberspace, fiscal constraints, and the changing political climate. Meeting the Challenge also looks to other nations for examples of how to successfully implement feminist pedagogy.

The Challenge of Politics

By Douglas W. Simon,Joseph Romance
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  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Isbn : 1071835408
  • Pages : 520
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 419
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Book Summary:

"[This is] a textbook that offers students a good introduction to the science of politics while emphasizing the moral, empirical, and prudential dimensions of politics." —Prosper Bernard, Jr., College of Staten Island The Seventh Edition of The Challenge of Politics by Douglas W. Simon and Joseph Romance balances classic political theory with contemporary politics to help students understand the fundamental questions of political science. The authors relate insights of classic political thinkers both to their modern counterparts and to the political dynamics of American, comparative, and international affairs. With its theme of politics as a scientific study, this book allows students to explore the impact of philosophy and ideology, to recognize major forms of government, to evaluate empirical findings, and to understand how policy issues directly affect people’s lives.

The Challenge to NATO

By Michael O. Slobodchikoff,G. Doug Davis,Brandon Stewart
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Isbn : 1640124985
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 767
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Book Summary:

The post–Cold War order established by the United States is at a crossroads: no longer is the liberal order and U.S. hegemonic power a given. The Challenge to NATO is a concise review of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), its relationship with the United States, and its implications for global security. Despite seeing its seventieth anniversary in 2019, NATO faces both external and internal threats to its continued survival. This volume examines the organization’s past, its current regional operations, and future threats facing the Atlantic Alliance, with contributions by well-known academics, former central figures within NATO, and diplomats directly involved in NATO operations. In this volume, Michael O. Slobodchikoff, G. Doug Davis, and Brandon Stewart bring together differing perspectives and orientations to provide a complete understanding of the future of the Atlantic Alliance.

The Challenge of Competence

By Phil Hodkinson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 0826426395
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 872
  • File Pdf: the-challenge-of-competence.pdf

Book Summary:

Offers a range of related perspectives on competence issues, which should be of interest to policy-makers, practitioners, academics and researchers in the fields of teaching, social work, and youth and community work. The book includes comparisons with vocational education initiatives in Europe.