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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Merchant Marine
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 26.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Coastwise shipping
Languages : en
Pages : 139
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Payback PDF
Author: Frank Schirrmacher
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641029953
Size: 76.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : de
Pages : 248
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Warum sind wir im Informationszeitalter gezwungen zu tun, was wir nicht tun wollen, und wie gewinnen wir die Kontrolle über unser Denken zurück? Was wollte ich gerade tun? Wieso haben die Dinge kein Ende mehr? Was geschieht mit meinem Gehirn? Fast jeder kennt die neue Vergesslichkeit und die fast pathologische Zunahme von Konzentrationsstörungen. Dahinter steckt sehr viel mehr als nur Überforderung. Wir wissen mehr als je zuvor und fürchten doch ständig, das Wichtigste zu verpassen. Der Mensch ist nicht nur ein Fleisch- und Pflanzenfresser, er ist auch ein Informationsfresser. Informationen sind Vorteile und in der Informations-Nahrungskette siegt der, der am schnellsten und effektivsten Nachrichten sendet und empfängt. Aber diese neue Form des Darwinismus führt dazu, dass wir nicht mehr unterscheiden können, was wichtig ist und was nicht. Wir rufen unsere ganze Lebensbahn immer stärker wie Informationen ab und zerstören so unsere Fähigkeit, mit Unerwartetem umzugehen. Die Frage lautet, ob wir bereits begonnen haben, uns selbst wie Computer zu behandeln, und ob wir damit Gefahr laufen, den Menschen in mathematische Formeln zu verwandeln ... Nicht die Technologien sind Schuld, sondern die Tatsache, dass immer häufiger nur noch das im Menschen gefordert und gefördert wird, was mit den Rechnern kompatibel ist. Eine Welt ohne Informationstechnologie ist nicht vorstellbar. Aber die pure Koexistenz von Mensch und Computer führt zum Sieg der künstlichen Intelligenz. Schon bald werden Computer zu Dingen fähig sein, die heute noch unvorstellbar scheinen. Sie werden unsere Wünsche besser kennen als wir selbst und in der Lage sein, sogar unsere Assoziationen in Software zu übersetzen. Wichtig aber ist, dass wir währenddessen unsere Fähigkeiten nicht verlieren. Wir können zurückfordern, was uns genommen wird, wenn wir die Stärken des Menschen neu bestimmen. Ausgehend von Gesprächen mit den führenden Köpfen des Internet-Zeitalters und wichtigen Vertretern der modernen Psychologie zeigt Frank Schirrmacher, wie sich schon in den nächsten Jahren das Selbstbild des Menschen wandeln könnte und welche faszinierenden Antworten auf diese Krise möglich sind. • Wir werden bombardiert mit dem, was andere Menschen jede Sekunde tun • Wir werden voraussagen können, was jeder Mensch in der nächsten Minute tun will • Wir wissen alles. Und nichts über uns selbst

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Payback PDF
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827078032
Size: 14.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : de
Pages : 272
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Margaret Atwood erklärt uns mit faszinierender Klarheit, wie maßgeblich das Konzept der Schuld – im ökonomischen und im moralischen Sinn – unser Denken und Verhalten seit Anbeginn der menschlichen Kultur prägt und bestimmt. Mit Witz und Sachkenntnis verfolgt sie ihr Thema quer durch Zeiten und Disziplinen. Am Ende entlässt sie uns mit einer zentralen Frage: Was sind wir Menschen einander, was sind wir unserem Planeten schuldig?

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Author: David P. Barash
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199752980
Size: 40.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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From the child taunted by her playmates to the office worker who feels stifled in his daily routine, people frequently take out their pain and anger on others, even those who had nothing to do with the original stress. The bullied child may kick her puppy, the stifled worker yells at his children: Payback can be directed anywhere, sometimes at inanimate things, animals, or other people. In Payback, the husband-and wife team of evolutionary biologist David Barash and psychiatrist Judith Lipton offer an illuminating look at this phenomenon, showing how it has evolved, why it occurs, and what we can do about it. Retaliation and revenge are well known to most people. We all know what it is like to want to get even, get justice, or take revenge. What is new in this book is an extended discussion of redirected aggression, which occurs not only in people but other species as well. The authors reveal that it's not just a matter of yelling at your spouse "because" your boss yells at you. Indeed, the phenomenon of redirected aggression--so-called to differentiate it from retaliation and revenge, the other main forms of payback--haunts our criminal courts, our streets, our battlefields, our homes, and our hearts. It lurks behind some of the nastiest and seemingly inexplicable things that otherwise decent people do, from road rage to yelling at a crying baby. And it exists across boundaries of every kind--culture, time, geography, and even species. Indeed, it's not just a human phenomenon. Passing pain to others can be seen in birds and horses, fish and primates--in virtually all vertebrates. It turns out that there is robust neurobiological hardware and software promoting redirected aggression, as well as evolutionary underpinnings. Payback may be natural, the authors conclude, but we are capable of rising above it, without sacrificing self-esteem and social status. They show how the various human responses to pain and suffering can be managed--mindfully, carefully, and humanely.

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Author: Andy McNab
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407046950
Size: 33.92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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In the high-octane sequel to Boy Soldier, seventeen-year-old Danny and his grandfather, ex-SAS explosives expert Fergus, are on the run again, with their cover in southern Spain blown. Encouraged by the mysterious Deveraux, they return to London to confront their ruthless enemy in MI6, Fincham. But a teenage suicide bomber has brought death and destruction to the heart of Westminster. And there seem to be plenty of other willing martyrs. As the trap is sprung, Danny and Fergus have to break into Northwood, and it is up to computer whiz Elena to trawl the Deep Web to help them find the information they need to put a stop to the nightmare. The second book in the Boy Soldier sequence is another explosive, fast-moving and thrilling adventure, packed with authentic detail from Andy McNab's SAS expertise.

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Author: R.C. Bridgestock
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1800323220
Size: 55.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Returning home is never easy. Not when there is a serial killer at work... A completely unputdownable crime thriller full of authentic detail. DI Charley Mann left Yorkshire for the Met and a fast-track career – but now she’s back, she’s in charge and the area’s first young, female DI. Her hometown, the Yorkshire countryside, and her old friends all seem unchanged. But appearances can be deceptive. When a brutal murder is discovered, Charley is forced to question everything, and the interest of her ex doesn’t make it easier. Bodies keep appearing and the pressure is on. Charley will be tested to her limits... But home is where the heart is. Right? The unputdownable new series from the storyline consultants to TV’s Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey, Payback is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, LJ Ross and Rachel Lynch.

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Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0399177604
Size: 47.92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Payback is personal for a former NYPD detective taking on a corrupt cop and a dirty accounting firm in this adrenaline-laced thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers and Tin Badges. “Carcaterra’s keen eye and deft style bring New York City to stunning life. A brilliant thriller by one of the all-time greats.”—Jeffery Deaver, #1 internationally bestselling author If there’s one kind of person Tank Rizzo hates most in this world, it’s a dirty cop. Criminals are at least honest about being dishonest; dirty cops are a disgrace to the badge they carry. Detective Eddie Kenwood is one such disgrace. He’s got the highest signed-confession rate in the NYPD and a distinguished career built on putting men behind bars—whether they’re guilty or not doesn’t matter much to him. When Tank’s partner, Pearl, tells him about an old family friend Kenwood put in jail for a murder he didn’t commit, Tank and Pearl vow to take Kenwood down. Also in need of a takedown: the money-laundering accounting firm where Tank’s brother used to work—before he mysteriously died, leaving Tank the sole guardian of his nephew, Chris. Chris smells a rat, and enlists Tank’s help to bring the men who had his father killed to justice. Working two big cases means getting out the big guns, and Tank assembles his A-team. With help from a retired mobster, a professional boxer, a Chelsea psychic, a dog named Gus, and the U.S. Attorney—not to mention his and Pearl’s own quick wits and Chris’s burgeoning skills as a computer whiz—Tank gears up to take on his most dangerous and personal cases to date.

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Payback PDF
Author: Joe Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451683626
Size: 32.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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From the author of Primary Colors, “a remarkably sensitive story of a generation” (The New York Times Book Review): The critically acclaimed true story of five Marines who fought together in a bloody battle during the Vietnam War, barely escaping with their lives, and of what happened when they came home. In 1981, while the country was celebrating the end of the Iran hostage crisis, an unemployed Vietnam veteran named Gary Cooper went berserk with a gun, angry over the jubilant welcome the hostages received in contrast to his own homecoming from Vietnam, and was killed in a fight with police. In what has been called “the most eloquent work of nonfiction to emerge from Vietnam since Michael Herr’s Dispatches” (The New York Times), Joe Klein tells Cooper’s story, as well as the stories of four of the other vets in Cooper’s platoon. The story begins with an ambush and a grisly battle in the Que Son Valley in 1967, but Payback is less about remembering the war and more about examining its long-term effects on the grunts who fought it. Klein fills in the next fifteen years of these Marines’ lives after they return home, with “the sort of fine and private detail one ordinarily finds only in fiction” (People). The experiences of these five men capture the struggles of a whole generation of Vietnam veterans and their families. Klein’s “near-hypnotic” account (Daily News, New York) is, to this day, both a remarkable piece of reporting and “some of the most vivid, harrowing, and emotionally honest writing to come out of Vietnam” (The Washington Post Book World).

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Author: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 1250176352
Size: 71.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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The unpredictable truth will be revealed in Payback, the stunning conclusion to Kristen Simmons’ Edgar-nominated thriller series that started with The Deceivers... Brynn Hilder has conned a lot of people. From the spoiled rich kids of Sikawa City to her mom's loser ex-boyfriend, from a motorcycle gang to a senator's son. If there was money to be gained, or a secret to uncover, she figured out how to get it done. And thanks to Vale Hall and its director, Dr. David Odin, she's found a family of hustlers just like her. Together, Brynn and her friends have overcome doubt, deceit, and betrayal to unearth the truth--a truth even a group of professional scammers couldn't have predicted. And now they must tackle the biggest con artist of them all: the man who brought them all together. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Payback PDF
Author: Jack McSporran
Publisher: Inked Entertainment
ISBN: 1912382490
Size: 16.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 302
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A new future. An old enemy. A fight to end things once and for all. Maggie Black is settling well into life after being a government assassin. Finally content and deeply in love with her partner Leon, she is ready to open her own secret agency where she can put her unique skills to use and help those in need—on her own terms. Getting out isn’t as simple as Maggie had hoped, however, and her past comes back to haunt her and put a stop to any plans of a fresh start. Nina, an old colleague-turned-enemy is out for blood and returns from hiding in the most devastating way possible, shaking Maggie to the core and ruining any chance she had at happiness. Blinded by grief and overcome with rage, Maggie sets out to put an end to their rivalry one way or another. Tracking her enemy from the rural moors of Ireland to eerily familiar haunts in Russia, Maggie is on the warpath and hellbent on revenge. But she must be careful and not let her emotions overwhelm her, because Nina is back in full force, and she hasn’t come alone… PAYBACK is the third heart-pounding novel in the Maggie Black thriller series and the perfect read for fans of Lee Child and James Patterson. Get your copy of PAYBACK today and delve into the latest book in the binge-worthy series everyone is talking about.