It is 2007, a time of recession and impending climate crisis, and one young man decides to change the world. Meet Stephen Jackley, a British geography student with Asperger’s Syndrome. Aged just twenty-one, obsessed with the idea of Robin Hood, and with no prior experience, he resolved to become a bank robber. He would steal from the rich and give to the poor. Jackley used disguise, elaborate escape routes and replica pistols to successfully hold up a string of banks, making away with thousands of pounds. He committed ten robberies in south-west England over a six-month period and bank notes marked with ‘RH’ – ‘Robin Hood’ – began finding their way into the hands of the homeless. The police, despite their concerted efforts, had no idea what was going on or who was responsible. That is until Jackley’s ambition got the better of him. This is his story.
Jada, Lace, and Angel are on trial facing life in prison. Money made them ruthless. The choice to commit crime made them gangsters. In their minds, they know they're guilty. But in all their years in the game, they thought they'd covered their tracks. So where did they go wrong?--P.  of cover.
Stephen Baldwin reveals his unbelievable change from a hardcore party boy to a hardcore follower of Jesus Christ. The core of his message: "You must be willing to try faith God's way, not yours, and when you do you will find a life beyond anything you could have dreamed."
More and more people believe we must quickly wean ourselves from fossil fuels - oil, natural gas and coal - to save the planet from environmental catastrophe, wars and economic collapse. In this 2006 book, Professor Jaccard argues that this view is misguided. We have the technological capability to use fossil fuels without emitting climate-threatening greenhouse gases or other pollutants. The transition from conventional oil and gas to their unconventional sources including coal for producing electricity, hydrogen and cleaner-burning fuels will decrease energy dependence on politically unstable regions. In addition, our vast fossil fuel resources will be the cheapest source of clean energy for the next century and perhaps longer, which is critical for the economic and social development of the world's poorer countries. By buying time for increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy technologies and making nuclear power more attractive, fossil fuels will play a key role in humanity's quest for a sustainable energy system.
"Gardner's Guide to Animation Scriptwriting" is the place to go for information on writing Saturday morning cartoons or animation short films. This book is user-friendly, with illustrated text that takes readers through the steps necessary to create a winning script.
A behind-the-scenes account of the Duke lacrosse rape case from primary sources sheds light on the real victims in the case and highlights the wrongful actions made by the Durham District Attorney, including keeping exculpatory DNA evidence a secret.
They call it "collateral damage," but legally and morally it is really mass murder. In Kosovo, America claimed its war was a "humanitarian intervention," in Afghanistan, "self-defense," and in Iraq, it claimed the authority of the Security Council of the United Nations. Yet each of these wars was illegal according to established rules of international law. According to these rules, illegal wars fall within the category of "supreme international crimes". So how come the war crimes tribunals never manage to turn their sights on America and always wind up putting America's enemies -- "the usual suspects" -- on trial? This new book by renowned scholar Michael Mandel offers a critical account of America's illegal wars and a war crimes system that has granted America's leaders an unjust and dangerous impunity, effectively encouraging their illegal wars and the war crimes that always flow from them.
This book is essential reading to get behind the scare stories and reach a well-informed understanding of climate change, and to find out what action needs to be taken, now. It also provides an indispensable reference for NGOs, government policy advisors, and specialists in the Development, Climate, and Environmental Studies.
In this era of evidence-based medicine, clinicians treat common conditions according to guidelines and protocols derived from the results of randomised clinical trials. This book will help vascular specialists when they have to treat a patient with an unusual condition where they may have no experience and there is little published scientific information. The Joint Vascular Research Group has collected rare vascular conditions in a register for over a decade, and this book reviews the experience, together with the best information from the surgical literature. The authors give a practical guide on the diagnosis and management of rare vascular disorders. This book should be read by everyone who manages patients with vascular disease.
In recent years, global change has become increasingly important in technological, ecological and political spheres. This companion examines the environmental events of recent times, and investigates long-term trends as well as broader issues of global change.
Nothing Is Too Late details the rise and fall of a man of inestimable depravity--Lucian Kozminski, a victim of the Holocaust who swindled fellow survivors and may have even faked his own death while serving out his prison sentence. The author, former assistant U.S. attorney Mark Kalmansohn, independently undertook a lengthy investigation and pro bono civil action. To this day, he continues to race against time and Kozminski's fading footprints, trying to uncover Kozminski's assets while trying to track down the thief himself.