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Herasaga Book 3 – Chapter 2 (free online version)

I am posting selections from Book 3 of the Herasaga, along with a short introduction for each chapter. I will post one each week for the next month or so. Here is the intro to Chapter 2. The introduction of … Continue reading

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Herasaga Book 3 – Chapter 1 (free online version)

I am posting selections from Book 3 of the Herasaga, along with a short introduction for each chapter. I will post one each week for the next month or so. Here is the intro to Chapter 1. What is “modernity”? … Continue reading

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Black Holes of Risk Vol II: Nuclear Waste Storage – updated and on Amazon

Black Holes of Risk By William Leiss Collected Papers on Risk Management, 1995-2017 Volume II:  Nuclear Waste Storage 287 Pages November 2017 Preface by Ortwin Renn Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Holes-Risk-Collected-Management-ebook/dp/B0773Y9PY4/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509722523&sr=1-2&keywords=leiss+black+holes+of+risk (Also available at Amazon.ca and other Amazon markets) Table of contents Part … Continue reading

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Black holes of risk Volume I: The Ubiquity of Risk – updated and on Amazon

Black Holes of Risk By William Leiss Collected Papers on Risk Management, 1995-2017 Volume I:  The Ubiquity of Risk 382 Pages November 2017 Preface by Ortwin Renn Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Holes-Risk-Collected-Management-ebook/dp/B0773YDSKF/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509722523&sr=1-1&keywords=leiss+black+holes+of+risk (Also available on Amazon.ca and other Amazon markets) Table of contents … Continue reading

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Hera the Buddha (Book 3 of The Herasaga) now available!

Product Description: Hera the Buddha (Book 3 of The Herasaga) https://www.amazon.ca/Hera-Buddha-Utopian-Fiction-Herasaga-ebook/dp/B074KP7Q1R/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1501945489&sr=1-1&keywords=hera+the+buddha Product Details: Author: William Leiss (www.leiss.ca) Length: Pages Xix, 195 Publisher: Magnus & Associates Ltd. Language: English ISBN 978-0-9738283-2-0 Table of Contents Prologue and Retrospective Part One: The Mind … Continue reading

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Priesthood of Science

The second book in the Herasaga, cialis  The Priesthood of Science, is now available for (free) download. The Priesthood of Science

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Hera or Empathy

No longer available for purchase, sick this is the first book in the Herasaga Trilogy. Now available for (free) download. Hera or Empathy

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Doom Loop available

In the past two years, unhealthy the world has experienced how unsound economic practices can disrupt global economic and social order. Today’s volatile global financial situation highlights the importance of managing risk and the consequences of poor decision making. The … Continue reading

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Book: The Priesthood of Science

The latest in the Herasaga trilogy, discount Priesthood of Science is published by University of Ottawa Press. Hera and her sisters are now sealed off from the rest of the world in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada. … Continue reading

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Book: The Essential Marcuse

The Essential Marcuse: Selected Writings of Philosopher and Social Critic Herbert Marcuse, cialis edited by Andrew Feenberg & William Leiss http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1836

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Book: Hera or Empathy

Ever since Plato, philosophers have been imagining future utopian societies. In more recent times, many of these fantasies have been about the doings of scientists because modern science fascinates us with the prospect of changing every aspect of our lives. … Continue reading

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Book: Social Communication in Advertising

Author: William Leiss, Stephen Kline, Sut Jhally, Jacqueline Botterill 
Publisher: Routledge () 
Buy this book from Amazon or Chapters. This new edition of Social Communication in Advertising updates the most comprehensive historical study of advertising and its function within contemporary … Continue reading

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Book: Communicating about Risks to Environment and Health in Europe

Public experience with risk communication differs greatly from country to country in Europe and there has been little opportunity for the transfer of experience and learning between countries. This is especially true for the many new European States, story including … Continue reading

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Book: In the Chamber of Risks

In this book I demonstrate that case studies of risk controversies show that the instinctive response of managers to deny that risk controversy issues under discussion are significant and to insist that the parties presenting them have no business meddling … Continue reading

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Book: Mad Cows and Mothers’ Milk

Communicating the nature and consequences of environmental and health risks is one of the most problematic areas of public policy in western democracies. Given the perceived risks associated with the food we eat, chemicals in the environment, and modern technologies, … Continue reading

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Book: Under Technology’s Thumb

Author: William Leiss Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press (1990-01-01) Buy this book from Amazon or Chapters. The publication of William Leiss’ book The Domination of Nature brought him wide recognition as a perceptive and judicious author. In this brilliant new collection … Continue reading

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Book: Domination of Nature

Author: William Leiss 
Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press (1994-05-01) 
Buy this book from Amazon or Chapters. Scientists, social thinkers, public officials, and the public have been aroused by the recognition that failure to understand the destructive impact of industrial society and … Continue reading

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Book: Risk and Responsibility

Author: William Leiss, Christina Chociolko Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press (1994-07-01) Buy this book from Amazon or Chapters. Bitter disagreements arise over how to manage health and environmental risks. Trying to determine what is in the public interest is at the … Continue reading

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Book: C. B. Macpherson: Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism

Author: William Leiss Original Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (1989-06-01) Buy this book from Amazon or Chapters. Reprint edition, with new Preface: Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Order from http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=2332 Canada’s pre-emininent political theorist, C.B. Macpherson won an international reputation for his … Continue reading

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Book: The Limits to Satisfaction: An Essay on the Problem of Needs and Commodities

Author: William Leiss 
Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press (1988-09-01). http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=847 You can also bBuy this book from Amazon or Chapters. Leiss draws on economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology to show the vagueness of our thought on the relation between nature and … Continue reading

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