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The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth...
by Paige Williams

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<b><i>New Yorker</i></b><b> writer Paige Williams "does for fossils what Susan Orlean did for orchids" (Book Riot) in this "tremendous" (David Grann) true tale of one Florida man's attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia--a story "steeped in natural history, human nature, commerce, crime, science, and politics" (Rebecca Skloot).</b><br /><br /> In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: "a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton." In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete <i>T. bataar</i>, a close cousin to the most famous animal that ever lived. The fossils now on display in a Manhattan event space had been unearthed in Mongolia, more than 6,000 miles away. At eight-feet high and 24 feet long, the specimen was spectacular, and when the gavel sounded the winning bid was over $1 million.<br /><br /> Eric Prokopi, a thirty-eight-year-old Floridian, was the man who had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. A onetime swimmer who spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth, Prokopi's singular obsession with fossils fueled a thriving business hunting, preparing, and selling specimens, to clients ranging from natural history museums to avid private collectors like actor Leonardo DiCaprio. <br /><br /> But there was a problem. This time, facing financial strain, had Prokopi gone too far? As the <i>T. bataar</i> went to auction, a network of paleontologists alerted the government of Mongolia to the eye-catching lot. As an international custody battle ensued, Prokopi watched as his own world unraveled.<br /><br /> In the tradition of <i>The Orchid Thief</i>, <i>The Dinosaur Artist</i> is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans' relationship with natural history and a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce. A story that stretches from Florida's Land O' Lakes to the Gobi Desert, <i>The Dinosaur Artist</i> illuminates the history of fossil collecting--a murky, sometimes risky business, populated by eccentrics and obsessives, where the lines between poacher and hunter, collector and smuggler, enthusiast and opportunist, can easily blur. <br /><br /> In her first book, Paige Williams has given readers an irresistible story that spans continents, cultures, and millennia as she examines the question of who, ultimately, owns the past.
Uniform Law for International Sales under the 1980 United Nations...
by John O. Honnold

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English

Pages

748

Publication Date

June 26, 2009

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<p> <br />Now ratified by 73 countries from every geographical region, representing every stage of economic development and every major legal and economic system, the United Nations Convention on Contracts of the International Sales of Goods (CISG) has changed the way international sales contracts are drafted and resulting disputes settled. In the decade since the Third Edition of Professor John Honnold’s classic commentary, there has been vast growth in the number of decisions from tribunals around the world which have applied the CISG, an explosion of new scholarly analyses of the Convention, and remarkable developments in the research infrastructure that permits access to those materials. These developments have raised many new issues, and have deepened our understanding of (or, in some instances, effectively resolved) old ones. The remarkable progress of this epoch-making uniform international law calls for an updated edition of Professor Honnold’s treatise. </p> <p> <i>This Fourth Edition</i> retains the original’s incisive article-by-article commentary, as well as its insistence on how the parties’ duties and the corresponding remedies need to work together (‘like scissor-blades,’ to quote Professor Honnold’s vivid simile) and the many concrete examples that illustrate and test the Convention’s response to problems that arise in international trade. It deals definitively with the crucial aspects of sales contracts, including the following, taking fully into account the myriad variations among distinct legal systems: </p> <ul> <li> delivery of the goods and handing over of documents; </li> <li> conformity of the goods and third party claims; </li> <li> remedies for breach of contract by the seller; </li> <li> payment of the price; </li> <li> taking delivery; </li> <li> remedies for breach of contract by the buyer; </li> <li> anticipatory breach and instalment contracts; </li> <li> damages; </li> <li> interest; </li> <li> exemptions; </li> <li> effects of avoidance; and </li> <li> preservation of the goods </li> <li> conclusion ( formation) of contracts. </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> In explicit recognition of Professor Honnold’s unique understanding of the Convention’s development and the issues that occupied those who drafted and finalized the text, the substantial new textual material incorporated into this new edition is set in bold italics, allowing the reader to distinguish the work of the editor from text preserved from earlier editions, and thus identifying the material that carries Professor Honnold’s special authority. </p> <p> Over three decades Professor Honnold’s almost intuitive grasp of the instrument has guided governments, tribunals, scholars and practitioners towards an enlightened international understanding of the treaty. This new edition provides tribunals, practitioners, and scholars with even more invaluable insights into the meaning of each article of the Convention. The hundreds of decisions cited, many of them dating from the last few years, will continue to influence the promotion of international sales contract uniformity, encourage the settlement of disputes, and help to reinforce consensus in the application of the Convention. </p> <p> </p>
Commander (Politics of Love)
by Sienna Snow

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

October 04, 2018

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I am Tara Zain.<br /><br />Human rights attorney, the Commander to my colleagues in international affairs, and fiancee to the most powerful man in the country.<br /><br />I've learned love is a useless distraction. Money and status are the true motivators, and powerful alliances are much more important than romantic entanglements. My passion is my work, and nothing, not even the promise of happily-ever-after, will keep me from accomplishing my mission.<br /><br />This is why I've made a bargain with the one man who shattered my heart years ago. He's proposed that I stand by his side and foster the beginning of a new political dynasty. <br /><br />But I have secrets. <br /><br />Secrets that could destroy not only this man and the passion we've rekindled but the very laws of the nation he has sworn to uphold. <br /><br />I am Tara Zain. Future First Lady of the United States of America and COMMANDER.
Principles of the Carriage of Goods by Sea
by Paul Todd

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

October 05, 2015

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<P><EM>Principles of the Carriage of Goods by Sea</EM> offers students studying this topic as part of their LLM or LLB course an accessible, comprehensive overview of the subject from a leading expert in the field. Written specifically with students in mind, concentrating on principles, and tailored to common law coverage, this title presents all the essential topics and is supported by the following useful pedagogy:</P><br /><UL><br /><LI><STRONG>Line Diagrams</STRONG>: illustrating the relationships between parties so that this may be understood at a glance; also where appropriate, time lines</LI><br /><LI><STRONG>Case Studies</STRONG>: looking at topical matters such as piracy, and problematic areas of law such as reachable on arrival clauses and the carriage of bulk oil by sea</LI><br /><LI><STRONG>Sample Problem Questions</STRONG>: problem questions and suggestions to help students to prepare for assessment</LI><br /><LI><STRONG>Annotated appendices</STRONG>: concise appendix of the most important legislation and international conventions, with useful annotation from the author that explains these and puts them in context</LI></UL><br /><P><BR> </P>
The Trial of the Kaiser
by William A. Schabas

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English

Pages

420

Publication Date

October 31, 2018

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In the immediate aftermath of the armistice that ended the First World War, the Allied nations of Britain, France, and Italy agreed to put the fallen German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II on trial, in what would be the first ever international criminal tribunal. In Britain, Lloyd George campaigned for re-election on the slogan 'hang the Kaiser', but the Italians had only lukewarm support for a trial, and there was outright resistance from the United States.<br /><br />During the Peace Conference, international lawyers gathered for the first time to debate international criminal justice. They recommended trial of the Kaiser by an international tribunal for war crimes, and the Americans relented, agreeing to a trial for a 'supreme offence against international morality'. However, the Kaiser had fled to the Netherlands where he obtained asylum, and though the Allies threatened a range of measures if the former Emperor was not surrendered, the Dutch refused and<br />the demands were dropped in March 1920.<br /><br />This book, from renowned legal scholar William A. Schabas, sheds light on perhaps the most important international trial that never was. Schabas draws on numerous primary sources hitherto unexamined in published work, including transcripts which vividly illuminate this period of international law making. As such, he has written a book which constitutes a history of the very beginnings of international criminal justice, a history which has never before been fully told.
The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime a...
by Mark Lewis

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English

Pages

360

Publication Date

February 13, 2014

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Until 1919, European wars were settled without post-war trials, and individuals were not punishable under international law. After World War One, European jurists at the Paris Peace Conference developed new concepts of international justice to deal with violations of the laws of war. Though these were not implemented for political reasons, later jurists applied these ideas to other problems, writing new laws and proposing various types of courts to maintain the<br />post-World War One political order. They also aimed to enhance internal state security, address states' failures to respect minority rights, or rectify irregularities in war crimes trials after World War Two.<br /><br />The Birth of the New Justice shows that legal organizations were not merely interested in ensuring that the guilty were punished or that international peace was assured. They hoped to instill particular moral values, represent the interests of certain social groups, and even pursue national agendas. When jurists had to scale back their projects, it was not only because state governments opposed them. It was also because they lacked political connections and did not build public support<br />for their ideas. In some cases, they decided that compromises were better than nothing.<br /><br />Rather than arguing that new legal projects were spearheaded by state governments motivated by "liberal legalism," Mark Lewis shows that legal organizations had a broad range of ideological motives - liberal, conservative, utopian, humanitarian, nationalist, and particularist. The International Law Association, the International Association of Penal Law, the World Jewish Congress, and the International Committee of the Red Cross transformed the concept of international violation to deal with<br />new political and moral problems. They repeatedly altered the purpose of an international criminal court, sometimes dropping it altogether when national courts seemed more pragmatic.
Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi...
by James Q. Whitman

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<p><b>How American race law provided a blueprint for Nazi Germany</b></p><p>Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In <i>Hitler's American Model</i>, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to those who have insisted that there was no meaningful connection between American and German racial repression, Whitman demonstrates that the Nazis took a real, sustained, significant, and revealing interest in American race policies.</p><p>As Whitman shows, the Nuremberg Laws were crafted in an atmosphere of considerable attention to the precedents American race laws had to offer. German praise for American practices, already found in Hitler's <i>Mein Kampf</i>, was continuous throughout the early 1930s, and the most radical Nazi lawyers were eager advocates of the use of American models. But while Jim Crow segregation was one aspect of American law that appealed to Nazi radicals, it was not the most consequential one. Rather, both American citizenship and antimiscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws—the Citizenship Law and the Blood Law. Whitman looks at the ultimate, ugly irony that when Nazis rejected American practices, it was sometimes not because they found them too enlightened, but too harsh.</p><p>Indelibly linking American race laws to the shaping of Nazi policies in Germany, <i>Hitler's American Model</i> upends understandings of America's influence on racist practices in the wider world.</p>
Constitution of the Dominican Republic
by Dominican Republic

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 21, 2013

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The Constitution of the Dominican Republic, proclaimed on June 13, 2015, translated from the Spanish into English by Fabio J. Guzmán Ariza. This is the Constitution presently in force in the Dominican Republic.
The Genesis of the GATT (The American Law Institute Reporters Stu...
by , Alan O. Sykes

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

June 16, 2008

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This book is part of a wider project on the economic logic behind the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). This volume asks: What does the historical record indicate about the aims and objectives of the framers of the GATT? Where did the provisions of the GATT come from and how did they evolve through various international meetings and drafts? To what extent does the historical record provide support for one or more of the economic rationales for the GATT? This book examines the motivations and contributions of the two main framers of the GATT, the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as the smaller role of other countries. The framers desired a commercial agreement on trade practices as well as negotiated reductions in trade barriers. Both were sought as a way to expand international trade to promote world prosperity, restrict the use of discriminatory policies to reduce conflict over trade, and thereby establish economic foundations for maintaining world peace.
Celebrity
by Sienna Snow

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

May 24, 2018

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Control the Scandal, Control the Race.<br /><br /><br />I'm Samina Kumar.<br />Celebrity attorney, disinherited daughter of a technology billionaire, and the former dirty secret of a federal judge with conservative ties. <br />I never wanted to be famous. I prefer life out of the spotlight.<br />Now, thanks to my new client, I am surrounded by the media, and my face is on the cover of every magazine.<br />To top it off, the man who kept me hidden and shattered my heart is determined to get me back, and nothing will stop him.<br />What does a girl do when she's had enough of others dictating her life?<br />She takes back control.<br />I have a new plan for the future, one that will use my newfound fame to lead me to Washington D.C. and the halls of Congress.<br />I am Samina Kumar. Candidate for Senate and CELEBRITY.

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