Detective Morgan Forester's resolve is as steely as his gun and the badge he wears with pride. And he'd once belonged to Trista Emerson—until a tragedy drove them apart. Now, two of Trista's clients are dead, and Morgan is back, sexier than ever…and convinced Trista might be the killer's next victim. Faced with Morgan's twenty-four-hour brand of protection, Trista has to admit the truth—she still loves him. This time, she vows to reach the man behind the badge—and show him she was, and always will be, his woman.
Release on 2012-07-26 | by Andre F. Clewell,James Aronson
Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession
Author: Andre F. Clewell,James Aronson
Pubpsher: Island Press
The field of ecological restoration is a rapidly growing discipline that encompasses a wide range of activities and brings together practitioners and theoreticians from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from volunteer backyard restorationists to highly trained academic scientists and professional consultants. Ecological Restoration offers for the first time a unified vision of ecological restoration as a field of study, one that clearly states the discipline’s precepts and emphasizes issues of importance to those involved at all levels. In a lively, personal fashion, the authors discuss scientific and practical aspects of the field as well as the human needs and values that motivate practitioners. The book: -identifies fundamental concepts upon which restoration is based -considers the principles of restoration practice -explores the diverse values that are fulfilled with the restoration of ecosystems -reviews the structure of restoration practice, including the various contexts for restoration work, the professional development of its practitioners, and the relationships of restoration with allied fields and activities A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of eight “virtual field trips,” short photo essays of project sites around the world that illustrate various points made in the book and are “led” by those who were intimately involved with the project described. Throughout, ecological restoration is conceived as a holistic endeavor, one that addresses issues of ecological degradation, biodiversity loss, and sustainability science simultaneously, and draws upon cultural resources and local skills and knowledge in restoration work.
The only anthology available on material constitution, this book collects important recent work on well known puzzles in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. The extensive, clearly written introduction helps to make the essays accessible to a wide audience.
Release on 2002 | by European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence,Association française pour l'intelligence artificielle
15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, July 21-26, 2002, Lyon France : Including Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS 2002) : Proceedings
Author: European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence,Association française pour l'intelligence artificielle
Pubpsher: IOS Press
This volume contains the 137 papers accepted for presentation at the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI '02), which is organized by the European Co-ordination Committee on Artificial Intelligence.
"This book connects knowledge management theory to knowledge management practice, allowing the empirical research presented to resolve challenges. It provides a better understanding of the benefits and limitations of various socio-technical knowledge management initiatives, especially in the realm of social-oriented knowledge culture, communities, initiatives and rewards, measurement, technology-oriented knowledge repositories, modeling, rating, alerting, and discovery systems"--Provided by publisher.
A Further Study of Individuation, Identity, and the Logic of Sortal Terms
Author: E. J. Lowe
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Taking into account significant developments in the metaphysical thinking of E. J. Lowe over the past 20 years, More Kinds of Being:A Further Study of Individuation, Identity, and the Logic of Sortal Terms presents a thorough reworking and expansion of the 1989 edition of Kinds of Being. Brings many of the original ideas and arguments put forth in Kinds of Being thoroughly up to date in light of new developments Features a thorough reworking and expansion of the earlier work, rather than just a new edition Reflects the author's conversion to what he calls 'the four-category ontology,' a metaphysical system that takes its inspiration from Aristotle Provides a unified discussion of individuation and identity that should prove to be essential reading for philosophers working in metaphysics.
"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume IV, Aquinas addresses: chastity and lust sobriety and humility pride prophecy and Rapture the passion of Christ Christ s resurrection the sacraments and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."