Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear - fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child´s air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire´s Candide, Bram Stoker´s Dracula, Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring, Susan Sontag´s AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected - our bodies and our fates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000872/bk_high_000872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a school-supervised event, Joseph Frederick held up a banner with the message ´´Bong Hits 4 Jesus´´, a slang reference to marijuana smoking. Principal Deborah Morse took away the banner and suspended Frederick for 10 days. She justified her actions by citing the school´s policy against the display of material that promotes the use of illegal drugs. Frederick sued under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the federal civil rights statute, alleging a violation of his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. The District Court found no constitutional violation and ruled in favor of Morse. The court held that even if there were a violation, the principal had qualified immunity from lawsuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed. The Ninth Circuit cited Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, which extended First Amendment protection to student speech except where the speech would cause a disturbance. Because Frederick was punished for his message rather than for any disturbance, the Circuit Court ruled, the punishment was unconstitutional. Furthermore, the principal had no qualified immunity, because any reasonable principal would have known that Morse´s actions were unlawful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oyez/000024/bk_oyez_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mike is a Nigerian-born lawyer turned investment banker in the City of London. Despite career and financial success, he is not wholly happy with his job and his life. A chance encounter at the theatre with an old school friend launches him on a second career of public service back home in Nigeria. In addition to finding contentment in doing a worthwhile job, he also finds love, and marries Ronke, a fellow returnee from the UK, with whom he starts a family. The trouble begins when he refuses to indulge in the standard Nigerian game of bending rules and cutting corners on a big Ports privatization project in which his erstwhile boss, a former Minister who successfully runs for election as a State Governor, has an interest. The Governors shadowy financial backers take a dim view of this, and decide to teach Mike a lesson in the realities of politics and business in Nigeria; it goes horribly wrong, and Mikes wife and twin son and daughter end up dead. With the help of two maverick members of a shadowy elite unit within the Nigeria Police, Mike sets out to bring his familys killers to justice. But how does one reach a serving Governor with immunity from prosecution, and the shadowy business and criminal community with whom hes entwined? Mike and his friends develop a plan to do just that, that takes the story at a fast past pace through various parts of Nigeria, via Dubai and several parts of the USA, to the final denouement in a New York courtroom.
Sage Cynwrig has finally accepted her destiny and joined ASSET. With the sharp-tongued, machete wielding Grey Maddox as her partner, she´s ready to put her magical immunity to the test. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. Just when Sage thinks she´s getting the hang of this whole agent thing, smooth-talking Djinn named Luke moves in, right next door to her apartment. As if she needed anymore magical men making her life a living hell. His arrival coincides with a number of strange disappearances in the supernatural community. It´s all hands on deck at ASSET as rumors from the underground suggest that the missing creatures are part of a magical recipe. Someone´s attempting to recreate the lost Amulet of Emmuri: an artifact of legend capable of bestowing the power of the gods on whomever wears it. With a little help from her street-wise vampire informant, Zack, Sage is able to pinpoint the malevolent force orchestrating this devious scheme. But just as she closes in, her human roommate Matt is pulled into the fray, and everything gets personal. Stop the Amulet from being completed, or save her best friend? With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, either choice will force Sage to break the very magical laws she´s supposed to uphold.
Transition to a Natural Raw Food Diet with the Number-One Step-by-Step Guide! Find 50+ Recipes Inside to Start Right Away Are you struggling to transition to a raw food diet? Do you find recipes are hard to find, timely to make, and costly to prepare, making it an obstacle for you to easily make the change? Are you fed up with a lack of energy, heavy feelings, and lower mood, which accompany eating processed and non-nutritious foods? By purchasing Raw Food Diet, you´ll be able to find out how you can transition to a raw food diet with complete ease and confidence in this fully packed step-by-step guide and make the transition a permanent one! Not only that but this book will allow your body´s natural physiology to work at full efficiency by providing it with nutritious superfoods. With this book, you will enjoy increased levels of energy, vitality, and vastly improved well-being. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: An understanding of how a raw food diet benefits the body´s natural physiology, boosts energy, improves sleep, and aids digestion. Secrets to increasingly youthful looking skin, improved immunity, and natural weight loss. Easing into a raw food diet and benefiting with lasting achievable success. How to deal with common problems and enjoy raw food long term. How to enjoy raw food while travelling with freedom. How does this book help you get started? Fully packed with 50-plus quick, flavorsome, and delicious recipes. Provides an informed understanding of how the diet works to help improve your health and well-being. Gives you support and guidance in navigating potential challenges that may be encountered. Guides you to finding a community of raw food enthusiasts to help propel you forward. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063747/bk_acx0_063747_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.