Owls in the Family by Ruskin Bond‘I had placed one [owl] on a branch of the mango tree, and was stooping to pick up the other, when I received quite a heavy blow on the back of my head. A second or two later, the mother owl swooped down at Grandfather, but he was agile enough to duck out of its way.’
This is a collection of Ruskin Bond’s ‘small town’ stories. Meet Ranji’s wonderful bat which is his lucky charm, along with wacky parrots, ostriches, owls and a number of idiosyncratic characters in other stories. Hold your breath as Romi cycles through a raging forest fire and follow the Boy Scouts on delightful adventures. Lose yourself in timeless romantic classics ‘The Eyes Have It’ and ‘Time Stops at Shamli’ and savour the bittersweetness of ‘The Blue Umbrella’.
Owls in the Family will take you on a journey through childhood and youth—through romance and thrill, leaving you enchanted with Bond’s beautiful world.
The Book of the Century About the Death Penalty
This guide will serve as a starting point for Shippensburg University students wishing to conduct research on various aspects of the national debate over capital punishment. Use this search tool to find important advocacy websites both for and against capital punishment. There are fewer current advocacy organizations of national stature advocating for capital punishment than against it. Use this search tool to find high quality web sources for your research. Please Note : Several ads will appear first in the results list. A number of important national newspapers have topic or issue sections of their website that bring together all the paper's articles on particular topics.
Capital cases are a mess because we are too human to conduct them properly -- and too arrogant to concede mistakes. The journalist, author, and Atlantic correspondent, has written a masterful book to be released on February 22 about the application and excesses of state capital punishment regimes. It is as eloquent, important, and accessible an addition to legal scholarship as was Anthony Lewis' first masterpiece, Gideon's Trumpet , two generations ago. By and large, however, the system yields justice. As a former prosecutor and defense counsel, however, I know the system is only as good as the lawyers who administer it -- prosecutors, defense counsel, judges. If prosecutors abuse their authority, if defense lawyers are lazy or incompetent, if judges are weak or biased, the result is injustice, and in capital cases that can spell death.
The Death Penalty Debate
The Death Penalty Debate. While the number of executions worldwide is decreasing, some countries are continuing to execute hundreds of prisoners every year - more than 19, people are currently estimated to be on death row worldwide. In less than 40 years, countries have abolished the death penalty. Although no one has been executed in Australia since , Australians' attitudes regarding the death penalty are still mixed. The recent execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in Indonesia has brought home the human impacts of state-sanctioned killing. What are the arguments for and against capital punishment?
This volume differs from many recent books on the death penalty, which may discuss the issue of wrongful convictions, racial bias, or the history of this mode of punishment. Editors Bedau philosophy Hugo Adam Bedau , Paul G. When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue to stir as much emotion as this one, and public confusion is often the result. This volume brings together seven experts--judges, lawyers, prosecutors, and philosophers--to debate the death penalty in a spirit of open inquiry and civil discussion. Here, as the contributors present their reasons for or against capital punishment, the multiple facets of the issue are revealed in clear and thought-provoking detail.