The Humans

  • Auteur: Matt Haig
  • ISBN: 1476727929
  • Date de sortie: 2013-07-02
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
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The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly). When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, where everyone is omniscient and immortal. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this strange species than he had thought. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. Praised by The New York Times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent,” author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.

Nietzsche Human All Too Human

  • Auteur: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • ISBN: 9780521567046
  • Date de sortie: 1996-11-07
  • Collection: Cambridge University Press
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This volume presents Nietzsche's remarkable collection of almost 1400 aphorisms in R. J. Hollingdale's distinguished translation, together with a new historical introduction by Richard Schacht. Subtitled "A Book for Free Spirits," Human, All Too Human marked for Nietzsche a new "positivism" and skepticism with which he challenged his previous metaphysical and psychological assumptions. Nearly all the themes of his later work are displayed here with characteristic perceptiveness and honesty--not to say suspicion and irony--in language of great brio. It remains one of the fundamental works for an understanding of his thought.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

  • Auteur: David P. Forsythe
  • ISBN: 0195334027
  • Date de sortie: 2009
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The African Commission on Human and People s Rights and International Law

  • Auteur: Rachel Murray
  • ISBN: 1841131229
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Hart Publishing
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The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, established in 1987, was the third regional instrument, after the European and American systems, for the promotion and protection of human rights. This book, drawing on the jurisprudence and practice of the Commission, challenges the applicability of international law to the African situation. Following an examination of the evolution of the African Charter and the status of ratification, Murray questions the opposing dichotomy approach of international law. Her critical analysis covers the notion of the state, the issue of personality and the application of the international law distinctions between war and peace and judicial and amicable disputes. The experience and approach of the African Commission is compared with that of other regional and international bodies, leading to the conclusion that a more holistic approach to international law is required if human rights are to be adequately protected.In addition to making an important contribution to legal scholarship on the subject of the Commission this book will serve as a reference work, a textbook and an invaluable practitioners tool. "Dr Murray shows a depth of knowledge, a sensitivity in understanding and a passion for the advancement of human rights in Africa. The book makes a contribution to scholarship on the work of the African Commission which has not been widely acknowledged".N Barney Pityana, Member African Commission on Human and Peoples' RightsTABLE OF CONTENTS1 Theoretical Issues2 Evolution of the African Charter and status of Ratification3 The Notion of the State4 The Issue of Personality5 The Dichotomy of Laws Applicable in Times of War and Peace6 The Amicable/Judicial Dichotomy7 ConclusionAppendices I - VIII

The Human Legacy

  • Auteur: Leon Festinger
  • ISBN: 9780231056731
  • Date de sortie: 1983
  • Collection: Columbia University Press
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Segal analyzes Asian immigration to the U.S., including immigrants' reasons for leaving their countries, their attraction to the U.S., the issues they face in contemporary U.S. society, and the history of public attitudes and policy toward them.

Human Law and Human Justice

  • Auteur: Julius Stone
  • ISBN: 9780804702157
  • Date de sortie: 1965
  • Collection: Stanford University Press
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Handbook of Human Vibration

  • Auteur: M. J. Griffin
  • ISBN: 9780123030412
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: Elsevier
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This book explains, in concise chapters, the diversity and complexity of what is known concerning human responses to vibration. The book covers both whole body vibration and hand-transmitted vibration and contains pictorial models of the relevant variables, as well as experimental data and epidemiological studies. The study of human vibration incorporates psychology, mathematics, physiology, engineering, medicine, and statistics, and the Handbook of Human Vibration is written to assist both students of the subject and those addressing practical problems. The text does not depend on an advanced knowledge of mathematics or a familiarity with the jargon from the various disciplines, and is accessible to all persons interested in human vibration, including medical doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, trade union officials and administrators. * Summarizes current understanding of the many human responses to vibration, including both whole-body and hand-transmitted vibration. * Presents experimental data and appropriate models so that readers can address practical problems. * Contains a large, multidisciplinary glossary of terms. * Features an extensive bibliography and guide to national and international standards.
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