Gun Gayin Awadi
Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2019
by Guinness World Records
The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2019 is the global authority on all things videogames. Inside the 12th edition of the world’s best-selling videogames annual you’ll be able to delve into your favorite games like never before – from returning favorites like FIFA, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Minecraft, Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, to all-new instant classics such as Fortnite, Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and NieR: Automata.
Inside you’ll be able to delve into your favorite games like never before – from returning favorites like FIFA, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Minecraft, Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, to all-new instant classics such as Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, NieR: Automata and Fortnite.
You’ll be able to discover who the best FIFA 18 player in the world is, the size of the biggest monster in Monster Hunter: World (clue: it’s really, really big), which Overwatch player has healed more players than any other and find out which eSports pro won over $2.4 million in 2017 alone!
We’ll also introduce you to some of the most amazing gamers on the planet. From Nathaniel “Nathie” de Jong, the world’s most popular VR-dedicated YouTuber, to Ray “Stallion83” Cox who has the world’s highest Xbox Gamerscore. And that’s not forgetting Joseph Garrett, Stampy Cat himself, who holds one of Minecraft’s strangest records ever – let’s just say cake is involved… Stampy Cat has also provided a special guest intro that you’ll only find in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2019.
Talk of Stampy Cat brings us speedily to our World Builders special chapter – a well-constructed celebration of the games that let us build, including Minecraft, LEGO® Worlds, Roblox, Terraria and more. You’ll have chance to don your hard hat too by taking part in our Reader Challenges that could put your name in lights in next year’s Gamer’s Edition.
So, whether you want to know who the world’s most popular Fortnite player is, see the planet’s biggest Game & Watch, or find out which nation is the best at Pokémon, you’ve come to the right place!
World Report on Violence and Health
by World Health Organization
The World report on violence and health is the first comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale – what it is, who it affects and what can be done about it. The report attempts to dispel the hopelessness that often accompanies any discussion on violence. Violence is preventable – it is not an intractable social problem or an inevitable part of the human condition. It is a multifaceted problem with biological, psychological, social, and environmental roots. There is no simple or single solution to the problem. Violence must therefore be addressed on multiple levels and in multiple sectors of society simultaneously.
This report illustrates not only the human toll of violence but also exposes the many faces of interpersonal, collective, and self-directed violence. Far from being a well-reported phenomenon that unfolds in the limelight of front-page stories, many acts of violence, as the report shows, are in fact hidden from public view and go unreported.
The report describes the magnitude and impact of violence throughout the world; examines the key risk factors for violence; gives an account of the types of intervention and policy responses that have been tried, and summarizes what is known about their effectiveness; and makes recommendations for action at local, national, and international levels.
by Ernest Harsch
Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. Although his tenure in office was relatively short, Sankara left an indelible mark on his country’s history and development. An avowed Marxist, he outspokenly asserted his country’s independence from France and other Western powers while at the same time seeking to build a genuine pan-African unity.
Ernest Harsch traces Sankara’s life from his student days to his recruitment into the military, early political awakening, and increasing dismay with his country’s extreme poverty and political corruption. As he rose to higher leadership positions, he used those offices to mobilize people for change and to counter the influence of the old, corrupt elites. Sankara and his colleagues initiated economic and social policies that shifted away from dependence on foreign aid and toward a greater use of the country’s own resources to build schools, health clinics, and public works. Although Sankara’s sweeping vision and practical reforms won him admirers both in Burkina Faso and across Africa, a combination of domestic opposition groups and factions within his own government and the army finally led to his assassination in 1987.
This is the first English-language book to tell the story of Sankara’s life and struggles, drawing on the author’s extensive firsthand research and reporting on Burkina Faso, including interviews with the late leader. Decades after his death, Sankara remains an inspiration to young people throughout Africa for his integrity, idealism, and dedication to independence and self-determination.
Eradicating Terrorism from the Middle East
by Alexander R. Dawoody
This book analyzes the contributing factors responsible for the emergence of terrorism in the Middle East with specific case studies based on empirical data that anchors the analyses in real life observation and posits unbiased, bipartisan solutions. Terrorists are targeting civilian populations around the world and increasing pressure on civil liberties, public policy and democratic institutions. With the defeat of one terrorist organization several more take its place. This book includes case studies in public administration initiatives from various Middle Eastern countries, and investigates regulation, public information, monetary and financial responsibilities, security, and civic infrastructure as possible solutions to this ever-worsening problem. With terrorism emerging as a major global policy issue this book speaks to global security and public policy and administrative issues in the Middle East, and will be of interest to researchers in terrorism and security in the Middle East, public administration, international relations, political economy, and to government officials, security analysts and investors.
The Unmaking of Arab Socialism
by Ali Kadri
Conditions of malnutrition, conflict, or a combination of both characterize many Arab countries, but this was not always so. As in much of the developing world, the immediate post-independence period was an age of hope and relative prosperity. But imperialism did not sleep while these countries developed, and it soon intervened to destroy these post-independence achievements.
The two principal defeats and losses of territory to Israel in 1967 and 1973, as well as the others that followed, left in their wake more than the destruction of assets and the loss of human lives: the Arab world lost its ideology of resistance. The reversal in economic and social performance between then and now requires an even-handed and theoretically coherent explanation that steers clear of the hallucinatory constructs of individual freedom and choice. Considering such choices is utterly superfluous in a situation where the important choice is often a single one—that is, no choice at all—imposed by the power of history on the unfree majority.
The Unmaking of Arab Socialism is an attempt to understand the perplexing reasons for the Arab world’s developmental descent—its de-development—from the pinnacle of Arab socialism to its present desolate condition.Kadri focuses on the concept of Arab socialism in general and its application to Iraq, Syria and Egypt as he explores the deleterious effects of redundant labour expelled by dispossessions in the hinterland and the persistence of permanent war.
by Andrew Whittaker
* Fully illustrated; rich in information
Britain is culturally blessed. Few nations rival the rich history, artistic achievement or contemporary verve of this, the original island nation. Even the food is good these days, its variety indicative of an eclectic, multicultural society. Speak the Culture: Britainpeels back the layers of this rich heritage, exploring the factors that make Britain tick.
British culture is strewn with names that touch a chord the world over: William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, Conan Doyle, Vivienne Westward, Lennon and McCartney to name a very few. They rank high among the icons of Western civilization. What were their main achievements? How did they shape and reflect British culture? Speak the Culture: Britainexamines the work and the personalities behind the names, pulling out the key information in easily digested, entertaining chunks.
The culture of everyday life is also revealed, exploring the variation between the English, Scots and Welsh, and dissecting how they approach life; how they eat, socialize, vote, dress and laugh.
Travel books on Britain are out there by the dozen, so are language guides. Speak the Culture: Britainsits alongside such books in a niche of its own, offering visitors, business travellers, new residents, students and anglophiles everywhere a beautifully designed and illustrated guide to the soul of Britain.
Ally No More
by Clare Lopez, Harold Rhode, Christopher Hull, David P. Goldman
Optimize Contract Law
by Kathrin Kuhnel-Fitchen, Tracey Hough
The Optimize series is designed to show you how to apply your knowledge in assessment. These concise revision guides cover the most commonly taught topics, and provide you with the tools to:
Understand the law and remember the details
- using diagrams and tables throughout to demonstrate how the law fits together
Contextualise your knowledge
- identifying and explaining how to apply legal principles for important cases
- providing cross-references and further reading to help you aim higher in essays and exams
Avoid common misunderstandings and errors
- identifying common pitfalls students encounter in class and in assessment
Reflect critically on the law
- identifying contentious areas that are up for debate and on which you will need to form an opinion
Apply what you have learned in assessment
- presenting learning objectives that reflect typical assessment criteria
- providing sample essay and exam questions, supported by end-of chapter feedback
The series is also supported by comprehensive online resources that allow you to track your progress during the run-up to exams.
This second edition has been fully amended to reflect the latest cases and developments in the Law, as well as new and improved diagrams throughout