Each volume in the Collector's Library series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and further reading list. The Afterword is by leading UK playwright, novelist and eminent Sherlockian, David Stuart Davies.
Not so very long ago it seemed reasonable to assert that the influence of religion on global politics was on the wane.
As the Western world became increasingly secular and the process of globalisation deepened, it seemed inevitable - on the surface at least - that the voice of religion was to be heard softly if it was to be heard at all. This has now changed, and changed perhaps irrevocably. As Jeff Haynes argues in this thought-provoking and important new book, various religious 'actors' are now significantly involved in international relations and have become a crucial influence on policy in a post-Westphalian world.
International Relations and Religion guides the reader through the complex issues at the heart of this topic with clarity and insight. The book starts with a close reading of the many theoretical and analytical concepts - notably Huntington and the clash of civilisations - that have grown up around this area and then concludes with a summary of the issues under discussion and attempts to put into context what it means to live in a world that is increasingly shaped by a whole host of diverse religious groups.
. Who does he want? Andy and Pete have been best friends since grade school. Now, they're partners in their own rapidly-rising architecture firm. Pete is secretly bisexual.
He and Andy have been flirting since Andy's girlfriend broke up with him. Just when Pete's ready to make a move, Andy meets Gretchen, a lusty farmer's daughter who's walked out on her abusive boyfriend. Gretchen splits after her first night with Andy, pushing him into Pete's arms . . . and bed. Then, Gretchen comes back and Andy is caught between two lovers. Somebody is going to get hurt.
Suspense, mystery, and danger pervade the four stories of this romance collection. As love blossoms for four women, threatening situations also arise. Laurel's resolve is tested when a cyber stalker begins sending menacing E-mails. Gerri goes undercover as a housekeeper in an attempt to vindicate her wrongfully accused grandfather. Shelby travels to her vacant childhood home in Louisiana to find the key to recurring migraines. Stephanie works to restore an old church only to be warned by mysterious lights to leave things as they are.
Should they proceed with their dangerous tasks? Can they trust their hearts to guide them?
The second book in Mary Borsellino's Wolf House series, Roads and Crosses follows two of the hunters as they navigate the aftermath of the shattering events of Origins and Overtures. Already prone to anger and self-doubt, Lily's fight has become a fight against her own dark thoughts just as much as it-s a fight against the vampire gangs. And Will's clinical, detached approach to vampire hunting has always helped him in the past, but now it threatens to cut him off from his emotions and his friends completely. And if they can't save themselves, what good are they to Jay, Rose, and Bette?
A layman's journey into the realm of probability-from poker to politics, weather to war, Monte Carlo to mortality We search for certainty, but find only likelihood. All things are possible, only one thing actually happens; everything else is in the realm of probability. The twin disciplines of probability and statistics underpin every modern science and sketch the shape of all purposeful group activity- politics, economics, medicine, law, sports-giving humans a handle on the essential uncertainty of their existence. Yet while we are all aware of the hard facts, most of us still refuse to take account of probability-preferring to drive, not fly; buying into market blips; smoking cigarettes; denying we will ever age. There are some people, though-gamblers, risk buyers, forensic experts, doctors, strategists- who find probability's mass of incomplete uncertainties delightful and revelatory. Chances Are is their story. Combining philosophical and historical background with portraits of the men and women who command the forces of probability, this engaging, wide-ranging, and clearly written volume will be welcomed not only by the proven audiences for popular books like E=MC2 and The Golden Ratio but by anyone interested in the workings of fate.
Maya-s heart yearns for romance and adventure, so that-s what she writes about - but James Reardon, her college creative writing professor, insists she-s wasting both time and talent. Determined to prove him wrong, Maya stumbles onto the fact that her professor-s been keeping secrets - not the least of which is his attraction to her. Faced with a choice, she will have to decide whether or not to reveal his secret to the world-and her own desire for a man nearly twice her age.