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The Impulse Society What's Wrong With Getting What We Want

The Impulse Society What's Wrong With Getting What We Want

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

What do soaring debt, endemic narcissism, road rage, political attack ads and killer drones share in common? All are symptoms of a society that moves, reflexively and relentlessly, to exploit the fastest, most efficient means to any end, without regard to cost. This is the `impulse society' in which we live. In every facet of postindustrial society - the way we eat, the way we communicate and entertain, the way we work, the way we court lovers and raise children, educate and govern - technology and affluence has let us reach our goals with a speed and efficiency unimaginable even a generation ago. But the result is not all milk, honey, and gold. Companies now reflexively maximise short-term gain at the expense of long-term success. Politicians resort with ever-greater speed to nasty campaign tactics, and can count on their damaging claims to spread before the facts catch up with them. Consumers engage in serial over-indulgence and pursue instant gratification of every whim with speed and greed. The costs of living this way are substantial: financial volatility, health epidemics, environmental exhaustion and political paralysis, to say nothing of a growing, gnawing dissatisfaction. In this epoch-defining book, Paul Roberts traces the roots of this problem, damningly revealing how it has permeated society, and cogently argues how it may, perhaps, still be reversed.

Make It Happen Jennifer - An inspiration to us all

Make It Happen Jennifer - An inspiration to us all

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2015

Perhaps once in a lifetime we meet someone who has the ability to inspire us in one brief meeting, who can confront not one but two life-threatening illnesses with remarkable courage - and instil hope in others in the face of the greatest adversity. Jennifer Roberts was one of those people. Accomplished in defying the odds, she lived with a kidney transplant for 29 years and terminal lung cancer for more than 12 months. A larger than life character, she faced health challenges and fear with good humour and the warmest of smiles. As one of the UK's leading dementia specialists, she worked to help transform the way we care for those with the condition, setting new benchmarks for supporting people living with dementia in their own homes. Regularly taking on professional and personal challenges that she was told were beyond her, Jennifer championed transplant donor campaigns and genuinely made every moment of her 51 years count. In the last year of her life, Jennifer achieved new highs in her career and quietly, without fuss, found time to help many others diagnosed with and receiving treatment for cancer. Written by her husband Paul, Jennifer's uplifting never-say-die story tells of her bravery and immense determination to succeed, and how she found true love and happiness in her life. She and Paul shared a remarkable love story; they met in extraordinary circumstances, married in a Scottish castle and exchanged more than 1,000 love letters and cards in their near 13 years together. Make It Happen is a touching, bittersweet but ultimately uplifting read. It will be enjoyed by fans of biographies and those seeking an inspirational, true story. Proceeds from the book will go towards helping people living with cancer and kidney disease.

Make It Happen

Make It Happen

Author: Paul Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2015

Perhaps once in a lifetime we meet someone who has the ability to inspire us in one brief meeting, who can confront not one but two life-threatening illnesses with remarkable courage - and instil hope in others in the face of the greatest adversity. Jennifer Roberts was one of those people. Accomplished in defying the odds, she lived with a kidney transplant for 29 years and terminal lung cancer for more than 12 months. A larger than life character, she faced health challenges and fear with good humour and the warmest of smiles. As one of the UK's leading dementia specialists, she worked to help transform the way we care for those with the condition, setting new benchmarks for supporting people living with dementia in their own homes. Regularly taking on professional and personal challenges that she was told were beyond her, Jennifer championed transplant donor campaigns and genuinely made every moment of her 51 years count. In the last year of her life, Jennifer achieved new highs in her career and quietly, without fuss, found time to help many others diagnosed with and receiving treatment for cancer. Written by her husband Paul, Jennifer's uplifting never-say-die story tells of her bravery and immense determination to succeed, and how she found true love and happiness in her life. She and Paul shared a remarkable love story; they met in extraordinary circumstances, married in a Scottish castle and exchanged more than 1,000 love letters and cards in their near 13 years together. Make It Happen is a touching, bittersweet but ultimately uplifting read. It will be enjoyed by fans of biographies and those seeking an inspirational, true story. Proceeds from the book will go towards helping people living with cancer and kidney disease.

Expert Evidence and Scientific Proof in Criminal Trials

Expert Evidence and Scientific Proof in Criminal Trials

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2014

Forensic science evidence and expert witness testimony play an increasingly prominent role in modern criminal proceedings. Science produces powerful evidence of criminal offending, but has also courted controversy and sometimes contributed towards miscarriages of justice. The twenty-six articles and essays reproduced in this volume explore the theoretical foundations of modern scientific proof and critically consider the practical issues to which expert evidence gives rise in contemporary criminal trials. The essays are prefaced by a substantial new introduction which provides an overview and incisive commentary contextualising the key debates. The volume begins by placing 'forensic science' in interdisciplinary focus, with contributions from historical, sociological, Science and Technology Studies (STS), philosophical and jurisprudential perspectives. This is followed by closer examination of the role of forensic science and other expert evidence in criminal proceedings, exposing enduring tensions and addressing recent controversies in the relationship between science and criminal law. A third set of contributions considers the practical challenges of interpreting and communicating forensic science evidence. This perennial battle continues to be fought at the intersection between the logic of scientific inference and the psychology of the fact-finder's 'common sense' reasoning. Finally, the volume's fourth group of essays evaluates the (limited) success of existing procedural reforms aimed at improving the reception of expert testimony in criminal adjudication, and considers future prospects for institutional renewal - with a keen eye to comparative law models and experiences, success stories and cautionary tales.

Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Trial Procedure

Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Trial Procedure

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2014

The nineteen articles and essays reproduced in this volume explore the theoretical foundations of criminal trial procedure. Key concepts, and their theoretical and practical significance, are elucidated in a substantial new introduction, setting out the methodological building blocks of criminal procedure scholarship. Central to this enterprise is an effort to rethink traditional common law conceptions of the Law of Evidence. The volume is divided into four parts, addressing disciplinary parameters, normative underpinnings, legal epistemology, and institutional jurisprudence, to create an innovative intellectual framework for theorising criminal trial procedure. It showcases classic writings on criminal procedure law and adjudication alongside the best of recent theoretically-informed procedural scholarship, thereby placing the criminal trial in its broader political, social and institutional contexts. This collection both encapsulates and develops a jurisprudence of criminal trial procedure, conceived as applied political morality, with robust epistemological foundations and attuned to the contemporary challenges of cosmopolitan law.

Hpi Case Files Book 2

Hpi Case Files Book 2

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2014

Follow the adventures of HPI (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence) as we investigate all things paranormal in Northern California and even internationally.

HPI Case Files Book 1

HPI Case Files Book 1

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/02/2014

HPI International - Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence is known to investigate Fortean paranormal phenomenon from ghosts to demons to Bigfoot to UFOs and more. Discover the adventures of HPI International as they take you to haunted locations in Northern California to international areas of interest!

HPI Supernatural Darkness Book 2

HPI Supernatural Darkness Book 2

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2014

More adventures from the case files of HPI International (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence). With a few off subject articles and interviews for your reading enjoyment.

HPI Supernatural Darkness Book 1

HPI Supernatural Darkness Book 1

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/12/2013

In this book you will find the never ending adventures of HPI (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence). My investigators are Fortean investigators. We investigate ALL things paranormal.

Criminal Evidence and Human Rights Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions

Criminal Evidence and Human Rights Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2013

Criminal procedure in the common law world is being recast in the image of human rights. The cumulative impact of human rights laws, both international and domestic, presages a revolution in common law procedural traditions. Comprising 16 essays plus the editors' thematic introduction, this volume explores various aspects of the 'human rights revolution' in criminal evidence and procedure in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Scotland, South Africa and the USA. The contributors provide expert evaluations of their own domestic law and practice with frequent reference to comparative experiences in other jurisdictions. Some essays focus on specific topics, such as evidence obtained by torture, the presumption of innocence, hearsay, the privilege against self-incrimination, and 'rape shield' laws. Others seek to draw more general lessons about the context of law reform, the epistemic demands of the right to a fair trial, the domestic impact of supra-national legal standards (especially the ECHR), and the scope for reimagining common law procedures through the medium of human rights. This edited collection showcases the latest theoretically informed, methodologically astute and doctrinally rigorous scholarship in criminal procedure and evidence, human rights and comparative law, and will be a major addition to the literature in all of these fields.

Racecourse Architecture

Racecourse Architecture

Author: Paul Roberts, Isabelle Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2013

Two hundred and fifty years ago, a young architect by the name of John Carr began a glittering career by designing a grandstand at York Racecourse in England. This was not merely York's first grandstand, nor was it only the first grandstand of any thoroughbred racecourse, but in the modern sense of the building type it was the first grandstand of any sports discipline anywhere in the world. The architecture of thoroughbred racecourses has seldom been featured in the chronicles of sporting architecture or in the plentiful literature about racing. Racecourse Architecture sets out to redress this neglect. Racecourses are the stage upon which the drama of the thoroughbred is played out, and their buildings are the scenery. The book charts the hitherto untold story of the grandstands, clubhouses, saddling sheds, totalisators and other associated structures that evoke in bricks and mortar the rich history of thoroughbred racing from across the world.

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/03/2013

The Economist Guide to Project Management 2nd Edition Getting it right and achieving lasting benefit

The Economist Guide to Project Management 2nd Edition Getting it right and achieving lasting benefit

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2013

From the Hubble space telescope that was launched with a malfunctioning device that resulted in all the pictures it took being blurred, to the extremely late completion of England's new national soccer stadium at Wembley, history is full of example of projects that damaged organisations because they were late, over budget, failed to deliver what they were meant to, or were complete disasters.This guide explains the principles and techniques of project management and how they are interconnected with the day-to-day management of a business. It is an invaluable handbook for helping firms deliver successful project outcomes and achieve lasting benefit through effective change.

Strategic Project Management

Strategic Project Management

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2012

Strategic Project Management uses real life case examples to characterize and describe the organizational factors and conditions necessary for projects to thrive and to deliver the organization's strategic objectives. This characterization is formed around ten imperatives which senior managers can implement - both within individual projects and, even more crucially, within the institutions that sponsor them - using the tools provided. Accessible, practical and free of jargon, Strategic Project Management offers the solutions needed to successfully prioritize and manage a portfolio of projects, communicate aims, align priorities to organizational objectives, evaluate progress, manage supplier relationships and anticipate and mitigate the risks at every stage. Supported by a comprehensive package of online resources for project portfolio planning, management and analysis this book will help readers to build on their skills, knowledge and confidence to rise to the challenge of governing and delivering successful projects.

Criminal Evidence and Human Rights Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions

Criminal Evidence and Human Rights Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2012

Criminal procedure in the common law world is being recast in the image of human rights. The cumulative impact of human rights laws, both international and domestic, presages a revolution in common law procedural traditions. Comprising 16 essays plus the editors' thematic introduction, this volume explores various aspects of the 'human rights revolution' in criminal evidence and procedure in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Scotland, South Africa and the USA. The contributors provide expert evaluations of their own domestic law and practice with frequent reference to comparative experiences in other jurisdictions. Some essays focus on specific topics, such as evidence obtained by torture, the presumption of innocence, hearsay, the privilege against self-incrimination, and 'rape shield' laws. Others seek to draw more general lessons about the context of law reform, the epistemic demands of the right to a fair trial, the domestic impact of supra-national legal standards (especially the ECHR), and the scope for reimagining common law procedures through the medium of human rights. This edited collection showcases the latest theoretically informed, methodologically astute and doctrinally rigorous scholarship in criminal procedure and evidence, human rights and comparative law, and will be a major addition to the literature in all of these fields.

Reflections The Piano Music of Maurice Ravel

Reflections The Piano Music of Maurice Ravel

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Criminal Evidence

Criminal Evidence

Author: Paul Roberts, Adrian Zuckerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2010

Criminal Evidence presents a critical commentary on the rules and principles regulating the admissibility of evidence and the processes of fact-finding in English criminal trials. The existing legal rules and their underlying values are fully contextualised and evaluated, and opportunities for reform are systematically examined. Practical issues of inference and fact-finding are covered in detail, as are the moral and political foundations of evidentiary rules. Theoretical and doctrinal innovation in the presumption of innocence, privilege against self-incrimination, improperly obtained evidence, witness examination, hearsay, character, and the law of corroboration are considered, taking full account of the statutory reforms of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and subsequent case law. As a contribution to procedural scholarship, Criminal Evidence presents a distinctive vision and stakes out new territory in the law of evidence and proof. Highly engaging, stimulating and provocative, Criminal Evidence provides the ideal text for any student who wishes to gain a detailed understanding of the principles that underlie the law of criminal procedure and evidence. It also provides a valuable source of analysis and commentary for legal practitioners and scholars specializing in criminal litigation, and contributes towards a critical evaluation of recent statutory reforms and their judicial interpretation.

Peter Shilton's Nearly Men A Plymouth Argyle Story

Peter Shilton's Nearly Men A Plymouth Argyle Story

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2009

England legend Peter Shilton is one of the greatest goalkeepers ever to play the game. After retiring from international duty following his heroics at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, he took on his first management job with Second Division strugglers Plymouth Argyle amid a blaze of publicity. Having learnt his trade under managerial legends such as Alf Ramsey, Brian Clough and Bobby Robson, Shilton lavishly assembled a stylish team many Plymouth fans regard as one of the most exciting ever to grace Home Park. However, a cruel play-off semi-final defeat to Burnley was the catalyst for a chain of events that would reduce the proud Devon club to a national laughing stock and send Shilton tumbling towards financial oblivion and the managerial scrapheap. Peter Shilton's Nearly Men is the fascinating story of the England legend's ill fated three years in management. Paul Roberts has spoken to more than seventy players, directors and journalists to lift the lid on an explosive era that was marked by boardroom bust-ups, lurid tabloid revelations and a poisonous dressing-room atmosphere that culminated in an ugly punch-up - this is the full story behind one of the most turbulent managerial reigns in English football history.

Two Wheels Good

Two Wheels Good

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2009

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2008

Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt

Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2008

The Ancient Romans Their Lives and Their World

The Ancient Romans Their Lives and Their World

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2008

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy

Author: Paul Roberts, HDR Design Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2007

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was a great harmonic innovator and one of the most original musical voices of the twentieth century. He created fresh, new tonal perspectives without abandoning tonality itself. With a revolutionary sense of instrumental colour and a fleeting, atmospheric sound world, he is often described, rightly or wrongly, as an `Impressionist' composer. This book presents a clear narrative history of Debussy's life, work and cultural context along with essential reference material and striking illustrations, making it a vital purchase for anyone interested in the composer.

The End of Oil The Decline of the Petroleum Economy and the Rise of a New Energy Order

The End of Oil The Decline of the Petroleum Economy and the Rise of a New Energy Order

Author: Paul Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2005

Billions of people around the world enjoy an unprecedented standard of living based on one thing: oil. And each year we demand more. We produce and consume energy not simply to heat, feed, move or defend ourselves, but to educate, entertain, construct our world then fill it with stuff. Everything we buy, from a McDonald's hamburger to garden furniture to cancer drugs, represents a measure of energy produced and consumed. But how can this sustain itself, when already we have burned our way through half the easily available oil? Yet the pursuit of fuel is relentless. It can shape the diplomatic, economic and military strategies of nations, perverting the cultures and politics of entire regions; it props up corrupt governments and dictators; it fosters the instability and resentments that have already spawned Muammar Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. In this devastating piece of reportage, Paul Roberts shows what is likely to happen, why the transition from oil will be complicated, traumatic and possibly dangerous, and what it will mean for our daily lives.

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