NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion). FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. The journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing—and too earth-shattering in its implications—to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and, inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us—and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it—and like none you’ve ever read before. Praise for Devolution “Delightful . . . [A] tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The story is told in such a compelling manner that horror fans will want to believe and, perhaps, take the warning to heart.”—Booklist (starred review)
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Del Rey, Pages: 304 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781984826794

It has been over twenty years since the people of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland voted for devolution. Over that time, the devolved legislatures have established themselves and matured their approach to governance. At different times and for different reasons, each has put wellbeing at the heart of their approach – codifying their values and goals within wellbeing frameworks. This open access book explores, for the first time, why each set their goal as improving wellbeing and how they balance the core elements of societal wellbeing (economic, social and environmental outcomes). Do the frameworks represent a genuine attempt to think differently about how devolved government can plan and organise public services? And if so, what early indications are there of the impact is this having on people’s lives?
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Springer, Pages: 165 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783030022303

Genre: Decentralization in government, Editor: New York : Columbia university, Longmans, Green, Pages: 287 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015001695751

Genre: Intergovernmental fiscal relations, Editor: , Pages: 292 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UCAL:B3793086

DEVOLUTION's quirky, reality-bending poems and fables of extinction and ecological unravelling are haunting and unforgettable.
Genre: Poetry, Editor: Caitlin Press, Pages: 96 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1773860267

Through a collection of unique case studies and theoretical analyses, this work examines the genesis and impact of decentralization reforms in developing and transition countries. In particular, the volume shows how decentralization affects governance and efficiency in the provision of public goods and under what conditions decentralization seems to deliver its theoretical benefits. Analyses in the book address current concerns about the interaction of decentralization with social and political structure, resource mobilization, public goods provision and corruption. This work will be invaluable to scholars of politics, development studies and regional studies.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 375 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781351159982

The identity implications have been overlooked from discussions on devolution, which have tended to focus on constitutional, legal and financial issues. In this volume, contributors from the communities under discussion explore the ways in which devolution is experienced and understood by citizens from the devolved regions of the UK. The additional inclusion of a US perspective allows parallels with American federalism to be drawn out. Informed by a discursive/textual/communication approach to identity, Devolution and Identity offers a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, including both macro- and micro-level analyses of devolution and identity processes. Themes covered include discourse and interaction, national identity, flags and emblems, gender representation, newspaper letters, regional marketing, language ideology, history and culture, artistic practice, minority identities and political ideology. In exploring the impact of the devolution process on both individual and group identities, this book provides a richer understanding of the devolution process itself, as well as a new understanding of the relationship between socio-political structures and identity.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 232 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781351944632

A comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of devolved government in Britain today.
Genre: History, Editor: Manchester University Press, Pages: 226 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0719060761

This book provides a stock-take of the effect of devolution during the first term of the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly of Wales. It assesses as a whole not just how parts of the Uk have been affected by devolution but also its effect on the UK as a whole.
Genre: History, Editor: Imprint Academic, Pages: 291 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0907845878

Genre: Constitutional law, Editor: Institute for Public Policy Research, Pages: 360 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1860301991