Woman on the Edge

Woman on the Edge
Author: Samantha M. Bailey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN 10: 1982126752
ISBN 13: 9781982126759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman on the Edge Book Review:

A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—a debut thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps... In a split second, Morgan Kincaid’s life changes forever. She’s on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train. Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She also can’t understand how this woman knew her name. The police take Morgan in for questioning. She soon learns that the woman who jumped was Nicole Markham, prominent CEO of the athletic brand Breathe. She also learns that no witness can corroborate her version of events, which means she’s just become a murder suspect. To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically retraces the last days of Nicole’s life. Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia or was she in danger? When strange things start happening to Morgan, she suddenly realizes she might be in danger, too. Woman on the Edge is a pulse-pounding, propulsive thriller about the lengths to which a woman will go to protect her baby—even if that means sacrificing her own life.

On The Edge

On The Edge
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 1448130263
ISBN 13: 9781448130269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On The Edge Book Review:

Capitalism has become the universal social and economic order of our time. The capitalism of today, however, differs from that of previous eras; with intensifying globalisation, flexible organisations, and new forms of class divisions. Globalisation brings new possibilities, but also new risks, ranging from degradation of the environment to the concentrated control of the media. On the Edge comprises original essays by, among others, Polly Toynbee, Richard Senett and George Soros. They chart the contours of contemporary capitalism, analyse the role of the business firm, and consider whether the new capitalism is compatible with social cohesion and social justice. They discuss capitalism both as a form of culture and as an influence on daily life, and ask if capitalism has any viable rivals at the turn of the millennium.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Alison Levine
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 145554485X
ISBN 13: 9781455544851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

FOREWORD BY LEGENDARY DUKE BASKETBALL COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI On the Edge is an engaging leadership manual that provides concrete insights garnered from various extreme environments ranging from Mt Everest to the South Pole. By reflecting on the lessons learned from her various expeditions, author Alison Levine makes the case that the leadership principles that apply in extreme adventure sport also apply in today's extreme business environments. Both settings require you to be able to make crucial decisions on the spot when the conditions around you are far from perfect. Your survival -and the survival of your team-depend on it. Featuring a Foreword from legendary Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski who knows all about leadership, On the Edge provides a framework to help people scale whatever big peaks they aspire to climb-be they literal or figurative-by offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to grow as a leader.

On the Edge of Gone

On the Edge of Gone
Author: Corinne Duyvis
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1613129017
ISBN 13: 9781613129012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge of Gone Book Review:

A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from one of young-adult literature’s boldest new talents. January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter—a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister? When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Lesley Strutt
Publsiher: Inanna Young Feminist Series
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 9781771335973
ISBN 13: 1771335971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

On the Edge tells the story of Emerald Lake Visser, an unhappy fourteen-year-old who came to live on her aunt and uncle's farm when she was orphaned at age five. A misfit in her community and at school, her only real friend is an elderly woman, Jess, who teaches her to sail. Emma's a natural sailor, as if she's been on a sailboat her whole life. When Jess dies, it's revealed that she was Emma's grandmother. After receiving a letter that her mother may be living in the Bahamas, Emma runs away on her grandmother's boat, the Edge, to find her. Disguising herself as a boy, Emma sails the Edge through the Erie Canal, down the Hudson River, out onto the Atlantic Ocean and through the ICW to Miami, where she crosses the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas. Navigational mistakes, near misses with the coast guard, a robbery, and storms put Emma in danger time and again. To add to her stress, by the time she reaches New York City she suspects she's being followed. She notices small black pebbles appearing on her boat, along with dirty footprints in her cockpit. When a handwritten note is tucked into her porthole, she becomes very frightened. She has no passport and is underage. If she's caught, she'll be sent back to the farm. But Emma is determined to find her mother.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Rafael Chirbes
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-25
ISBN 10: 0811222853
ISBN 13: 9780811222853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

On the Edge is a monumental fresco of a brutal contemporary Spain in free fall On the Edge opens with the discovery of a rotting corpse in the marshes on the outskirts of Olba, Spain—a town wracked by despair after the burst of the economic bubble, and a microcosm of a world of defeat, debt, and corruption. Stuck in this town is Esteban—his small factory bankrupt, his investments stolen by a “friend,” and his unloved father, a mute invalid, entirely his personal burden. Much of the novel unfolds in Esteban’s raw and tormented monologues. But other voices resound from the wreckage—soloists stepping forth from the choir—and their words, sharp as knives, crowd their terse, hypnotic monologues of ruin, prostitution, and loss. Chirbes alternates this choir of voices with a majestic third-person narration, injecting a profound and moving lyricism and offering the hope that a new vitality can emerge from the putrid swamps. On the Edge, even as it excoriates, pulsates with robust life, and its rhythmic, torrential style marks the novel as an indelible masterpiece.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Claude Martin
Publsiher: Greystone Books
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN 10: 177164141X
ISBN 13: 9781771641418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

In 1972, The Limits to Growth introduced the idea that world resources are limited. Soon after, people became aware of the threats to the world’s rainforests, the biggest terrestrial repositories of biodiversity and essential regulators of global air and water cycles. Since that time, new research and technological advances have greatly increased our knowledge of how rainforests are being affected by changing patterns of resource use. Increasing concern about climate change has made it more important than ever to understand the state of the world’s tropical forests. This book provides an up-to-date picture of the health of the world’s tropical forests. Claude Martin, an eminent scientist and conservationist, integrates information from remote imaging, ecology, and economics to explain deforestation and forest health throughout the world. He explains how urbanization, an increasingly global economy, and a worldwide demand for biofuels put new pressure on rainforest land. He examines the policies and market forces that have successfully preserved forests in some areas and discusses the economic benefits of protected areas. Using evidence from ice core records and past forest cover patterns, he predicts the most likely effects of climate change. Claude Martin brings his wealth of experience as an ecologist, director of the WWF, and advistor to various conservation organizations to bear on the latest research from around the world. Contributions from eight leading experts provide additional insight.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Markus Werner
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 1590176529
ISBN 13: 9781590176528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

A psychological drama with a masterful, pulse-quickening plot revolving around two seemingly very different men, who have more in common than they know. Thomas Clarin is a divorce lawyer whose profession has fostered a deep and abiding distrust of marriage, preferring instead to "play the field." Thomas Loos is a somber widower intensely mourning his wife's death. With Clarin's flirtatious, roving eye and Loos's complete disenchantment with the world around him, it would seem these men had nothing in common. But after a fateful meeting in a crowded Swiss restaurant, the two strike up a conversation that unearths unnerving coincidences. With brilliant ease, Werner's meticulously rendered story begins quietly at first, then grabs its reader, refusing to let go. On the Edge, widely acclaimed by reviewers as a treasure of contemporary German literature, has been published in 15 different countries, and has sold over 400,000 copies in Germany alone since its publication in 2004.

Image on the Edge

Image on the Edge
Author: Michael Camille
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 1780232500
ISBN 13: 9781780232508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image on the Edge Book Review:

What do they all mean – the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protruding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manuscripts? Michael Camille explores that riotous realm of marginal art, so often explained away as mere decoration or zany doodles, where resistance to social constraints flourished. Medieval image-makers focused attention on the underside of society, the excluded and the ejected. Peasants, servants, prostitutes and beggars all found their place, along with knights and clerics, engaged in impudent antics in the margins of prayer-books or, as gargoyles, on the outsides of churches. Camille brings us to an understanding of how marginality functioned in medieval culture and shows us just how scandalous, subversive, and amazing the art of the time could be.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Elizabeth Etue,Megan K. Williams
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780929005799
ISBN 13: 0929005791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

A book about the history of women's hockey, and the business of politics of it today, perfect for any hockey fan, or feminist.

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Gillian Cross
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015010771676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

Two young people discover unknown strengths inside themselves when one is kidnapped and the other tries to save him.

Religion on the Edge

Religion on the Edge
Author: Courtney Bender
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 0199938644
ISBN 13: 9780199938643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion on the Edge Book Review:

The thirteen essays in this volume offer a challenge to conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. By expanding conceptual categories, the essays reveal how aspects of the religious have always been part of allegedly non-religious spaces and show how, by attending to these intellectual blindspots, we can understand aspects of identity, modernity, and institutional life that have long been obscured. Religion on the Edge addresses a number of critical questions: What is revealed about the self, pluralism, or modernity when we look outside the U.S. or outside Christian settings? What do we learn about how and where the religious is actually at work and what its role is when we unpack the assumptions about it embedded in the categories we use? Religion on the Edge offers groundbreaking new methodologies and models, bringing to light conceptual lacunae, re-centering what is unsettled by their use, and inviting a significant reordering of long-accepted political and economic hierarchies. The book shows how social scientists across the disciplines can engage with the sociology of religion. By challenging many of its long-standing empirical and analytic tendencies, the contributors to this volume show how their work informs and is informed by debates in other fields and the analytical purchase gained by bringing these many conversations together. Religion on the Edge will be a crucial resource for any scholar seeking to understand our post-modern, post-secular world.

Discipleship on the Edge

Discipleship on the Edge
Author: Darrell W. Johnson
Publsiher: Regent College Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781573832120
ISBN 13: 157383212X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discipleship on the Edge Book Review:

Revelation is probably the most read, but least understood book of the Bible. History is replete with examples of how not to interpret it, and books featuring end-of-world prophecy claims based on Revelation consistently top the bestseller lists. But how can the message of such an enigmatic book be applied to our lives today? In Discipleship on the Edge, Darrell W. Johnson drives home the challenging and practical message of Revelation in thirty carefully crafted sermons. Paying careful attention to the original context of Revelation and the circumstances surrounding its composition, Johnson shows that the book is not a "crystal ball" but rather a "discipleship manual." Thoroughly researched and yet accessible, this collection of sermons is a helpful resource for pastors and small group leaders who are looking for models to help them preach and teach the message of Revelation in a time when there is much confusion about the end times. Darrell W. Johnson is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of congregations in North America and the Philippines, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor of Preaching for the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His other books include Experiencing the Trinity and Spurgeon on Preaching.

On The Edge

On The Edge
Author: Richard Hammond
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 0297858157
ISBN 13: 9780297858157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On The Edge Book Review:

Gripping account by Richard Hammond of life before and after his terrifying high-speed car crash. Richard Hammond is one of our most in-demand and best-loved television presenters. In September 2006, he suffered a serious brain injury following a high-speed car crash. ON THE EDGE is his compelling account of life before and after the accident and an honest description of his recovery, full of drama and incident. An adrenalin junkie long before his association with Top Gear, Richard tells the story of his life, from the small boy showing off with ridiculous stunts on his bicycle to the adolescent with a near-obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. After a series of jobs in local radio, he graduated to television and eventually to Top Gear. His insights into the personalities, the camaraderie and the stunts for which Top Gear has become famous, make compulsive reading. It was whilst filming for Top Gear that Richard was involved in a high speed crash, driving a jet-powered dragster. His wife Mindy tells the story of the anxious hours and days of watching and waiting until he finally emerged from his coma. In an extraordinarily powerful piece of writing, she and Richard then piece together the stages of his recovery as his shattered mind slowly reformed. The final chapter recounts his return home and his triumphant reappearance in front of the cameras.

Angels on the Edge of the World

Angels on the Edge of the World
Author: Kathy Lavezzo
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780801473098
ISBN 13: 0801473098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels on the Edge of the World Book Review:

"The various and contradictory signs of English otherworldliness offered medieval writers a remarkably elastic medium with which to construct national identity.... Above all, the wonderful aspects of geographic otherness made it possible for English writers to see their homeland as not only barbarously divided but also blessed and united. Even as they acknowledged England as a barbarous wasteland... or as a site of brutal disorder..., the English also imagined England as a holy wilderness or as a blessed isle."--from the Introduction In a view that sweeps from the tenth century to the mid-sixteenth century, Kathy Lavezzo shows how the English people's concern with their island's relative isolation on the global map contributed to the emergence of a distinctive English national consciousness in which marginality came to be seen as a virtue. Lavezzo examines the many world maps and textual geographies produced by the English during these years. In a beautifully illustrated book, she argues that the English looked to the globe only to emphasize and, in time, to exalt their own exceptional geographic status. The author charts this process by examining a series of wondrous maps and canonical texts. Demonstrating how medieval geographic notions conditioned English attitudes toward Rome, clarifying the complicated religious history leading up to Henry the Eighth's divorce and the Reformation, Angels on the Edge of the World straddles the subjects--and methods--of literature, history, and cultural geography. It will be of special interest to those readers who use cartography as a way to map cultural identities.

Competing on the Edge

Competing on the Edge
Author: Shona L. Brown,Shona I. Brown,Shona L.. Brown,Kathleen M. Eisenhardt
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780875847542
ISBN 13: 0875847544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing on the Edge Book Review:

In their startling new book, authors Brown and Eisenhardt contend that to prosper in today's fiercely competitive business environments, a new paradigm--competing on the edge--must be implemented as a new survival strategy. This book focuses on specific management dilemmas and illustrates solutions that work when the name of the game is change.

Planning on the Edge

Planning on the Edge
Author: Penny Gurstein,Tom Hutton
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN 10: 077486169X
ISBN 13: 9780774861694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning on the Edge Book Review:

Vancouver is heralded around the world as a model for sustainable development. In Planning on the Edge, nationally and internationally renowned planning scholars, activists, and Indigenous leaders assess whether this reputation is warranted. While recognizing the many successes of the “Vancouverism” model, the contributors acknowledge that the forces of globalization and speculative property development have increased social inequality and housing insecurity since the 1980s in the city and the region. By evaluating policies at the local, provincial, and federal levels and taking reconciliation with Indigenous peoples into account, Planning on the Edge highlights the kinds of policies and practices needed to reorient Vancouver’s development trajectory along a more environmentally sound and equitable path.

Woman on the Edge of Time

Woman on the Edge of Time
Author: Marge Piercy
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 369
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 044900094X
ISBN 13: 9780449000946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman on the Edge of Time Book Review:

Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy's landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures--and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before. Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity--and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a society of grotesque exploitation in which the barrier between person and commodity has finally been eroded. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow. Praise for Woman on the Edge of Time "This is one of those rare novels that leave us different people at the end than we were at the beginning. Whether you are reading Marge Piercy's great work again or for the first time, it will remind you that we are creating the future with every choice we make."--Gloria Steinem "An ambitious, unusual novel about the possibilities for moral courage in contemporary society."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "A stunning, even astonishing novel . . . marvelous and compelling."--Publishers Weekly "Connie Ramos's world is cuttingly real."--Newsweek "Absorbing and exciting."--The New York Times Book Review

On the Edge

On the Edge
Author: Elizabeth Drew
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 466
Release: 1995-11-08
ISBN 10: 0684813092
ISBN 13: 9780684813097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge Book Review:

A unprecedented backstage look at the Clinton administration shows how his major policies have been shaped, portraying Clinton as a man both brilliant and uncertain and exploring Hillary Clinton's impact on policy. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

On the Edge of the Cliff

On the Edge of the Cliff
Author: Roger Chartier
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780801854361
ISBN 13: 0801854369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge of the Cliff Book Review:

Throughout, Chartier keeps his focus on historians who have stressed the relations between the products of discourse and social practices.