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Dawn of the Drones

By Henna Hopia
  • ISBN Code: : 2930632372
  • Publisher : Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
  • Pages : 78
  • Category : Political Science
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In the twenty-first century, Europe faces disruptive technological developments that have an immediate impact on its societies. The history of mankind has seen several of these disruptions, such as the inventions of gunpowder, aircraft, tanks, weapons of mass destruction and missiles. Remotely piloted aircraft systems and cyber technologies pose the newest technological challenges of our time and this research paper provides answers as to how the EU and its member states should deal with them. Through assessing the political and legal status quo, the author analyses how these technologies can be used and addresses concerns, such as privacy and the applicability of international law.

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The Western cultural trend of self-representation is transcending borders as it permeates the online world. A prime example of this trend is selfies, and how they have evolved into more than just self-portraits. Selfies as a Mode of Social Media and Work Space Research is a comprehensive reference source for the latest research on explicit and implicit messaging of self-portraiture and its indications about individuals, groups, and societies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including dating, job hunting, and marketing, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and professionals interested in the current phenomenon of selfies and their impact on society.

Drones and Targeted Killing

By Marjorie (ed.) Cohn
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  • Publisher : Interlink Publishing
  • Book Code : 1623710650
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
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EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AN ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL PRACTICE The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; the Obama administration assassinates them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States, it is also illegal. In this interdisciplinary collection, human rights and political activists, policy analysts, lawyers and legal scholars, a philosopher, a journalist and a sociologist examine different aspects of the U.S. policy of targeted killing with drones and other methods. It explores the legality, morality and geopolitical considerations of targeted killing and resulting civilian casualties, and evaluates the impact on relations between the United States and affected countries. The book includes the documentation of civilian casualties by the leading non-governmental organization in this area; stories of civilians victimized by drones; an analysis of the first U.S. targeted killing lawsuit by the lawyer who brought the case; a discussion of the targeted killing cases in Israel by the director of PCATI which filed one of the lawsuits; the domestic use of drones; and the immorality of drones using Just War principles. Contributors include: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Phyllis Bennis, Medea Benjamin, Marjorie Cohn, Richard Falk, Tom Hayden, Pardiss Kebriaei, Jane Mayer, Ishai Menuchin, Jeanne Mirer, John Quigley, Dr. Tom Reifer, Alice Ross, Jay Stanley, and Harry Van der Linden.

An Apache Princess: A Tale of the Indian Frontier

By Charles King
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 636
  • Category : Fiction
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"An Apache Princess: A Tale of the Indian Frontier" by Charles King. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Odyssey Effect: Dawn of the Artificials

By Phillip G. Cargile
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  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1646547136
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
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Back info In the year 2127 on a planet one hundred thousand light years away a race of artificial human’s labor to supply Earth with the miracle ore Dycornum. Then an anomalous quirk occurred in the maturation process and sentient artificials were born. Now free from the supercomputer that governed their every thought, they followed their natural inclination and came to Earth to be a part of humanities utopian society. Detective Dexter Ruyac, like everyone else on Earth, envisioned the artificals as advertised by the government to be drones – biological machines; so far removed from mankind they did not even have souls. He was startled to discover that the anomaly of a sentient artificial he had found was just one of many. One presidential official of the global government the World Court deemed them as an industrial accident and a threat to the social order of Earth; knowledge of these intelligent artificials should not reach the public. This officer of the Court formed a black operation group of cybernetic hunter killers to eliminate them. Dexter’s social pledge as a policeman to protect and serve has extended to these immigrants of mankind from across the stars but he is running out of time to find them first.

Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century

By Edwin Daniel Jacob
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137525428
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Political Science
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This edited volume helps bridge the elusive gap between theory and practice in dealing with the issue of "security" broadly conceived. A quarter of a century has passed since the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. Yet our notions of security remain mired in Cold War thinking whose realist ethos is predicated on holding the nation state's power, interests, and survival as the guiding unit of analysis in international relations. Security is ever changing. Confronting new dangers to the individual, the state, and the international order calls for new categories that speak to the new influence of globalization, international institutions, and transnational threats. Composed of original essays by a cosmopolitan mix of leading figures inside and outside the academy, this book proves relevant to any number of classes and courses, and its controversial character makes it all the more necessary and appealing.

Santa Goes High Tech

By Dawn Winikates
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504398637
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Join us on this adventure as Santa enters the age of high-tech toys and uses drones to deliver the childrens Christmas letters. It is filled with adventure and mishaps that will have you cheering on every page. Find out if the drones make it in time for all the Christmas wishes to come true!

Conservation Drones

By Serge A. Wich,Lian Pin Koh
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019109160X
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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Increasing numbers of ecologists and conservation biologists have begun to explore the use of drone technology to obtain accurate and up-to-date data on the distribution and density of species, as well as the threats to their habitats, in their ongoing attempts to conserve and monitor biodiversity. Conservation drones are low-cost, autonomous, and operator-friendly unmanned aerial vehicles that can be used for surveying, mapping, and monitoring both habitat and biodiversity. They are fast becoming a valuable complement to ground-based surveys and satellite imagery for a wide range of ecological and conservation applications. The authors pioneered the use of conservation drones for the purpose of monitoring orangutan populations in Southeast Asia. They subsequently founded ConservationDrones.org to share their knowledge of building and using drones with colleagues in the wider environmental community. This website has proved highly popular and this book aims to further build capacity to use drones and inspire others to adapt emerging technologies for practical conservation.

The American GI in Europe in World War II The Battle in France

By J. E. Kaufmann,H. W. Kaufmann
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 0811743748
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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Firsthand accounts and contextual narrative chronicling the war in Europe after D-Day. Sidebars on glider operations, rear-area activities, hedgerow country, and more. Based on interviews with more than 200 veterans.

The American GI in Europe in World War II

By J. E. Kaufmann,H. W. Kaufmann
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 0811705269
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : History
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Presents a history of the events surrounding D-Day and includes personal narratives from the participants.

The Heart of Nature - Or, The Quest for Natural Beauty

By Francis Edward Younghusband
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473374340
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Science
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This vintage book contains Francis Younghusband’s 1921 work, "The Heart Of Nature". In this text Younghusband analyses the meaning of beauty through anecdotal experiences, descriptions of nature, and explorations of the human condition. Highly recommended for lovers of nature and travel writing, this volume would make for a worthy addition to any personal collection, and constitutes a must-read for fans of Younghusband’s work. The chapters of this book include: “The Sikkim Himalaya”, “The Teesta Valley”, “The Forest”, “The Denizens of the Forest”, “The Sum Impression”, “Kinchinjunga”, “High Solitudes”, “The Heavens”, “Home Beauty”, “The Nature of Nature”, “Nature’s Ideal”, etcetera. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863 - 1942) was an officer in the British Army, as well as an explorer and author. He is most famous for his writings on Asia and foreign policy. Many old works such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Shifting Horizons of Public International Law

By J.L. Kaul,Anupam Jha
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 8132237242
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Law
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This book offers a South Asian perspective on international law, maintaining a suitable distance from the ‘Western’ approach. The themes discussed reflect the region’s particular contribution to the development of international law. Each South Asian country has its own important role to play in promoting regional trade, regulating maritime affairs, ensuring access to water, debating State responsibility, engaging with International Criminal Court, questioning diplomatic and consular immunities, and, most importantly, upholding human rights. These issues are addressed by local contributors from Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, who have come together to represent the whole South Asian region on a single academic platform.