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Olver, Ian N.
This is an original contribution to the much debated area of the value that we should place on human life. With the euthanasia issue highlighted in the public arena this book argues for a non-absolutist highest value on life ethic and how that fits with society's current emphasis on individual autonomy. Not only are the arguments for and against placing a highest value on life explored but the way of arguing particularly the use of slippery slopes is discussed. By the use of everyday examples the impact of placing a high value on life is explored. A futuristic intensive care ward round illustrates the ethical and resource issues with which we would be challenged in adopting a highest value on life policy for medical decisions. This book will be useful for students of ethics, nursing and medicine as well as those engaged in the public debate on euthanasia. 165pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 140201029X
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Inventory #14637
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 42.00 approx. - € 37.10 approx.)
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Magedanz, T; Mullery, A; Rao, S; Rodier, P.
In the 4th Framework of European research programme, telecommunications sector (ACTS) has played an important role. Within the framework under ACTS (Advanced Communications Technologies and Services), Domain 5 is dedicated to "Intelligence in Services and Networks (IS&N)" area and has projects that deal with service architecture, service platforms, service creation, communications management, electronic brokerage, mobility, security, agent technology and applications. Many of the pfojects cover more than one of these aspects. This text addresses the issues in particular order and provides the results of IS&N projects addressing those issues in a synthesized manner, so that the reader can get insights into the European projects contribution towards the telecommunications software industry. Thus it provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of IS&N issues. 579pp.
IOS Press, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1586030078
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Inventory #22915
Price: £ 45.00 GBP ($ 54.00 approx. - € 47.70 approx.)
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Boam, Rosemary; Sparrow, Paul
Managing human resources and its problems is also a matter of dealing with business issues and the effect of these issues. Managers and trainers need strategies that will enable them to provide practical solutions to a variety of problems. This book provides these strategies through concentrating on defining and measuring competence. There is also an analysis and exploration of psychometrics, detailing the methods used and their relevance to existing problems. This book reviews the competency assessment techniques involved and the implementation of these techniques, and also discusses allied issues such as coordinating and resourcing their application. 203pp.
McGraw-Hill, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0077075722
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Inventory #28910
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Singer, Linda
The emergence of AIDS in contemporary culture has not only produced a vast discourse on the disease but has provoked an anxious proliferation of sites of erotic danger. In Erotic Welfare , Linda Singer argues that we are currently living in an "age of epidemic", fueled by a "panic logic" in which contemporary discourse on sexuality and on a variety of social problems - teenage pregnancy, prostitution, and drug addiction, have come to replicate the discourse of contagion. Singer traces the effects of epidemic on the growth of regulatory mechanisms for the control of sexuality, and explores the ways this development has affected women's efforts to secure reproductive freedom; the construction of femininity within the media; and efforts to displace the hegemony of the nuclear family in the cultural imaginary. Her work forms a trenchant critique of sexuality in an age of discipline, where bodies and their pleasures have become dense sites of regulatory power. 210pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of covers rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed.
Routledge, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415902029
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Inventory #25426
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 15.00 approx. - € 13.25 approx.)
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Eustace, Katharine
It provides a context in terms of the Ashmolean's world famous collections of antique and renaissance sculpture and the development of twentieth century sculpture as a whole.108pp.Slight crease to front cover.
Ashmolean Museum Publications, 2001, Card Covers, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1854441469
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Inventory #20362
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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