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Par J. T. Ellison. 2012
Discover where it all began in book one of J.T. Ellison’s heart-racing Sam Owens series…As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens…knows her job is to make sense of death. But since the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, she has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate—until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C.On the other end of the line is an old boyfriend’s mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son. Eddie Donovan is officially the victim of a vicious carjacking, but under Sam’s sharp eye the forensics tell a darker story. The ex-Ranger was murdered, though not for his car. Forced to confront the burning memories and feelings about yet another loved one killed brutally, Sam loses herself in the mystery contained within Donovan’s old notes. The tale told between the lines makes it clear that nobody’s hands are clean, and that making sense of murder sometimes means putting yourself in the crosshairs of death. Originally published in 2012
Par Julie Moffett. 2011
SWFG: Single, White, Female, Geek.That's me, Lexi Carmichael, a reformed hacker who was gainfully employed by the National Security Agency.…But a series of extraordinary events led me to leave government life behind for a fresh start with a brand-new company and an incredibly sexy boss, Finn Shaughnessy. It may not be kosher to have the hots for your boss, but he seems to have the hots for me, too. If only things didn't get so complicated...Darren Greening, a genius researcher from Flow Technologies (our first client!) is missing, and his bosses think I'm involved. And they aren't the only ones-the man who nearly snapped my neck in the parking garage thinks so, too.Now I'm caught in the middle of a complex and dangerous case. I'll have to use all my geek skills and a little help from my friends to solve the mystery of Darren's disappearance before Neck-Snapping-Man makes a return visit...65,000 words
Par Elaina J. Davidson. 2021
Le feu jaillit et la glace suit. Le monde Drakonis est proche de la mort et toute vie a fui.…A l'exception de Brennan, la voleuse qui entend dans le vent de mystérieuses indications sur le château de Drakon, et des frères Bastian et Cole, qui choisissent de la suivre. Puis il y a Halley, une danseuse exotique des villes en feu, et Audri, qui refuse de parler. Ces cinq-là sont les derniers et il leur appartient de veiller à ce qu'il reste au moins un souvenir, sinon Drakonis sera éternellement oublié. Pour cela, ils doivent trouver le château de Drakon. Dans une grotte sous la glace, ils en découvrent trois autres vivants et, devant la chaleur d'un feu, ils entendent une puissante légende. En démêlant ses mystères, ils pourraient trouver un moyen de quitter un monde mourant. Une lumière ancienne illuminera leur chemin.
Par Jae El Foster. 2020
La ciencia ficción y el horror se encuentran en esta exquisita colección de microrrelatos de ficción, ofreciendo historias intensas y…totalmente pensadas para aquellos con una cantidad limitada de tiempo para leer, aquellos sin descanso, o aquellos deseosos de una lectura rápida entre el trabajo o las clases. Una mujer debe buscar comida para su hambriento hijo luego de un evento catastrófico... Un amante de los cómics es obligado a convertirse en el líder durante una invasión alienígena... Una prima donna embarazada lucha por sacarse del vientre un bebé demonio... El alcoholismo de una ama de casa trae consigo consecuencias inesperadas... una estrella muerta viaja a través del universo llevando caos a su paso... Estas son tan solo unas cuantas de las historias de ciencia ficción y horror reunidas en "Ficción Extraña para Llevar: Volúmen 2." La segunda temporada de los populares microrrelatos de Jae El, además de incluir varias historias nuevas e inéditas, se enfoca en los géneros más vanguardistas. Ya sea que tus gustos literarios sean de invasiones alienígenas, planetas extraños, futuros distópicos, inteligencia artificial o tecnología, tribus caníbales, amables brujas, personas buscando venganza, o incluso niños con curiosidad sobre de dónde vienen los bebés... has venido al lugar indicado.
Par Miriam Meza. 2020
It all started with a lie… When I saw you for the first time I fell in love with your…wild spirit, with how free you were and what you made me feel. But it was all a lie, wasn’t it? Just one of the thousands we told. It was easier to pretend and ignore the signs. It was easier to write each other letters and hold hands. But that was my mistake, I guess. Going along with your game. Now you’re gone… One day you simply disappeared, turning my world upside down. There’s not a single place left where they haven’t looked for you, and no one seems to know where you are. You vanished without a trace, and now everyone looks at me in suspicion because, according to them, no one knows you like I do. Your leaving is a mystery to everyone. What they don’t know is that there’s an even bigger mystery. And that’s you. But don’t worry, Liv. Because whatever it takes, I’m going to find you.
Par Vesela Flay. 2020
Las hamburguesas a menudo se presentan con cheddar, lechuga, tomate, tocino, cebolla, encurtidos y aderesos, por ejemplo, mostaza, mayonesa, ketchup,…condimentos y chiles. La expresión de "hamburguesa" se puede asociar a la torta de carne por sí sola, especialmente en el Reino Unido, donde se utiliza la expresión hamburguesa para referirse a la torta de vez en cuando. Algunas tienen excelentes recetas para que los niños las prueben también. Desde los amantes de la carne hasta los vegetarianos, habrá una hamburguesa en este libro de cocina para ti. ¡Vamos a cocinar! ¡Suba hasta el inicio de la pagina y tome su copia hoy!
Par R. D. Ingthorsson. 2021
This book critically examines the recent discussions of powers and powers-based accounts of causation. The author then develops an original…view of powers-based causation that aims to be compatible with the theories and findings of natural science. Recently, there has been a dramatic revival of realist approaches to properties and causation, which focus on the relevance of Aristotelian metaphysics and the notion of powers for a scientifically informed view of causation. In this book, R.D. Ingthorsson argues that one central feature of powers-based accounts of causation is arguably incompatible with what is today recognised as fact in the sciences, notably that all interactions are thoroughly reciprocal. Ingthorsson’s powerful particulars view of causation accommodates for the reciprocity of interactions. It also draws out the consequences of that view for issue of causal necessity and offers a way to understand the constitution and persistence of compound objects as causal phenomena. Furthermore, Ingthorsson argues that compound entities, so understood, are just as much processes as they are substances. A Powerful Particulars View of Causation will be of great interest to scholars and advanced students working in metaphysics, philosophy of science, and neo-Aristotelian philosophy, while also being accessible for a general audience.
When Media Succumbs to Rising Authoritarianism: Cautionary Tales from Venezuela’s Recent History (Routledge Focus on Journalism Studies)
Par Ezequiel Korin and Paromita Pain. 2021
This book provides a transversal scholarly exploration of the multiple changes exhibited around Venezuelan media during the Chávez regime. Bringing…together a body of original research by key scholars in the field, the book looks at the different processes entailed by Chavismo’s relationship with the media, extending their discussion beyond the boundaries of the specific cases or examples and into the entire articulation of a nearly-perfect communicational hegemony. It explores the wide-ranging transformations in the national mediascape, such as how censorship of journalistic endeavors has impacted news consumption/production in the country to the complexities of Venezuelan filmmaking during Chavismo, from the symbolic postmortem persistence of Chávez to the profound transformations undergone by telenovelas, from the politically induced migration of online audiences to the reinvention of media spaces for cultural journalism as forms of resistance. Allowing readers to engage not only with the particular case studies or exemplars presented, but with the underlying cultural, economic, political, societal, and technical aspects that come into play and which allow the extrapolation of this body of research onto other national or international contexts, this book will be an important resource for scholars and students of journalism, communication, media studies, and politics.
Par Harold Whitaker, John Halas. 2021
Timing for Animation has been one of the pillars of animation since it was first published in 1981. Now this…40th anniversary edition captures the focus of the original and enhances this new edition with fresh images, techniques, and advice from world-renowned animators. Not only does the text explore timing in traditional animation, but also timing in digital works. Vibrant illustrations and clear directions line the pages to help depict the various methods and procedures to bring your animation to life. Examples include timing for digital production, digital storyboarding in 2D, digital storyboarding in 3D, and the use of After Effects, as well as interactive games, television, animals, and more. Learn how animated scenes should be arranged in relation to each other, how much space should be used, and how long each drawing should be shown for maximum dramatic effect. All you need to breathe life into your animation is at your fingertips with Timing for Animation. Key Features: Fully revised and updated with modern examples and techniques Explores the fundamentals of timing, physics, and animation Perfect for the animation novice and the expert Get straight to the good stuff with simple, no-nonsense instruction on the key techniques like stretch and squash, animated cycles, overlapping, and anticipation. Trying to time weight, mood, and power can make or break an animation—get it right the first time with these tried and tested techniques. Authors Harold Whitaker was a BAFTA-nominated professional animator and educator for 40 years; many of his students number among today’s most outstanding animation artists. John Halas, known as "The father of British animation" and formerly of Halas & Batchelor Animation Studio, produced more than 2,000 animation films, including the legendary Animal Farm (1954) and the award-winning Dilemma (1981). He was also the founder and president of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) and former Chairman of the British Federation of Film Societies. Tom Sito is Professor of Animation at the University of Southern California and has written numerous books and articles on animation. Tom’s screen credits include Shrek (2001) and the Disney classics Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and The Lion King (1994). In 1998, Tom was named by Animation Magazine as one of the 100 Most Important People in Animation.
Par Marjorie Randon Hershey. 2021
Considered the "gold standard" of political parties texts, this new, eighteenth edition of Party Politics in America moves its comprehensive…and authoritative coverage into the age of deepened partisan conflict, expanded presidential power, and global health threats. Marjorie Randon Hershey builds on the book’s three-pronged coverage of party organization, party in the electorate, and party in government and integrates important developments in racial politics, social media use, and battles over access to the vote. The book uses contemporary examples to bring to life the fascinating story of how parties shape our political system. New to the eighteenth edition: • Fully updated through the 2020 election, including changes in virtually all of the boxed materials, the chapters, and the data presented. • Examines the impact of the Trump presidency on the Republican Party’s supporting coalition and issue positions, changes in party and ideological polarization, and the return to the world of campaign finance of "interested money" from big (and often anonymous) donors. • Explores political attitudes and voter turnout among college-age and other young voters in light of dramatic changes in American politics and the economy. • Expanded online Instructor’s Resources, including author-written test banks, essay questions, relevant websites with correlated sample assignments, the book’s appendix, and links to a collection of course syllabi.
Par Carlos Reyes. 2021
An attack in the city of Paris will force the authorities to contact Peter Becks, a scenic millionaire criminologist who…will begin to connect the crime with a conspiracy on US soil. Together with him, the journalist Noa Campbell will try to discover who murdered her brother and what objective all this movement of chips is looking for within the political board. The case will take you to several points of connection between three moments in the history that changed the world: the assassination of JFK, the arrival of man on the Moon and the 9/11 attacks. What connects everything?
Par Susan Griscom. 2019
Cian DeMarco es un músico talentoso, y un vampiro. Está contento de vivir la vida soltera en San Francisco, tocando…con su banda en el Club Royal cada fin de semana ... hasta que conoce a una mujer humana a la que no puede resistirse. El olor de la sangre de Magdalena lo tiene completamente deshecho, y él comienza a cuestionar su feliz existencia cuando su deseo por ella crece fuera de control. Magdalena De la Rosa y su mejor amiga se mudaron recientemente a San Francisco. Ella comenzó un nuevo trabajo y vive en un hermoso apartamento. Todo es tal como ella lo ha imaginado ... hasta que termina en un club nocturno de gran escala y de repente es barrida por el sexy cantante principal de la banda de house. Una tentación a la que no pueden resistirse conduce a un futuro que nunca imaginaron mientras la pasión chisporrotea entre los dos hasta que una amenaza del pasado de Cian vuelve a causar estragos en sus vidas. ¿Su amor superará la realidad de lo que Cian debe hacer para mantener a Magdalena a salvo? ¡Compra Tentada por un vampiro para comenzar esta aventura sexy hoy!
Par Mary King. 2020
La tarde acaba de comenzar y Emelisa se da cuenta de que su inclinación por el asesinato es cierta en…toda su vida. Por lo tanto, no le sorprende que pueda matar a alguien de su familia. Tan fácil, de hecho, que empuja a su esposo a un automóvil a toda velocidad. Mientras zumba en la emoción de este acto, analiza su vida, tratando de encontrar dónde le salió todo mal. Sin embargo, lo que es más interesante para ella no es el hecho de que ella no fue a la escuela porque su padre no entrena a las niñas ni a su esposo infiel en su mal matrimonio. Es su firme habilidad para decir públicamente que le apasiona matar.
Par Eliel Cohen. 2021
Grounded in key sociological theory on the concepts of boundaries, power and control, this text addresses the question of whether…the university is thriving or merely surviving. Using a sociological lens to consider how institutions must engage in boundary transactions in order to maintain their unique position and identity, this book explores how these transactions also have the potential to undermine academic boundaries. Including a detailed analysis of the activities, organisation and outputs of academic research in the context of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) departments of UK universities, the arguments presented have implications for universities and their stakeholders not only in the UK, but wherever universities face challenges of purpose and identity, particularly where these are shaped by neoliberal modes of governance and management. Insights into how universities must balance the ideas of itself as a teaching institution, a research institution and its broader societal importance and impact make this important reading for higher education scholars and postgraduate students, sociological theorists, and all those interested in the future of the university.
Policing Global Regions: The Legal Context of Transnational Law Enforcement Cooperation (Transnational Criminal Justice)
Par Saskia Maria Hufnagel. 2021
This book provides a stocktake and comparative socio-legal analysis of law enforcement cooperation strategies in four different regions of the…world: the European Union (EU), North America, Greater China and Australasia. The work analyses law enforcement cooperation mechanisms within the socio-legal framework of global normmaking. The strategies addressed range from legal frameworks facilitating cooperation to formal and informal police networks and cooperation practices. The study also takes into account crime-specific engagement, for example campaigns focusing on drug crimes, terrorism, financial crime, kidnappings and other offences. It explores challenges in policing practice and human rights protection in each region that could be countered by existing strategies in another. As regions usually develop more advanced cooperation mechanisms than exist at a global scale, strategies found in the former could help find solutions for the latter. To map existing strategies and assess their impact on both human rights and policing practice this study relies on an assessment of the primary and secondary literature sources in each region as well as interviews with practitioners ranging from senior police officers to prosecutors, government officials, customs and military staff. This book presents a valuable resource for academics and postgraduate students, as well as policing and criminal justice practitioners, government officials and policy makers.
Par Paul H. Jenkins. 2021
The question of whether someone is psychologically healthy or mentally ill, and the fundamental nature of mental health underlying that…question has been debated in cultural, academic, and clinical settings for millennia. This book provides an overview of how people have conceptualized and understood mental illness through the ages. The book begins by looking at mental illness in humanity’s evolutionary past then moves through the major historical epochs: the mythological, the Classical, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and modern, and the postmodern. At each point, it focuses on major elements that emerged regarding how people judged sanity and insanity and places major emphasis on the growing fields of psychiatry and psychology as they emerged and developed. As the book moves into the twenty-first century, Dr. Jenkins presents his integrated model of knowledge, a systemic, holistic model of the psyche that creates a conceptual foundation for understanding both psychological wellness and disorder and approaching assessment and diagnosis. This text provides a valuable exploration of mental health and illness across the ages and gives those already well versed in the subject matter a fresh perspective on the past and new model of knowledge and assessment for the future.
Par Patricia Broadfoot. 2021
In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their…finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. In a collection of her most influential work spanning nearly four decades, Patricia Broadfoot applies her trademark sociological and comparative perspective to empirical studies at every level of the educational system. From her classic long-term study of the impact of changing national assessment policies on pupils and teachers in the classrooms of England and France to her sustained championship of the need for a better understanding of the impact of assessment on learning, Broadfoot has consistently championed the need for a more developed sociological understanding of assessment. Broadfoot’s accessible writing offers insights that are as novel as they are important for the education of future generations. This book allows readers to follow themes and strands across Patricia Broadfoot’s career and will be of interest to all followers of her work and any reader interested in the development of teaching, learning and assessment.
Par G. K. Awari, V. S. Kumbhar, R. B. Tirpude. 2021
This book introduces the principles and practices in automotive systems, including modern automotive systems that incorporate the latest trends in…the automobile industry. The fifteen chapters present new and innovative methods to master the complexities of the vehicle of the future. Topics like vehicle classification, structure and layouts, engines, transmissions, braking, suspension and steering are illustrated with modern concepts, such as battery-electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles and vehicle maintenance practices. Each chapter is supported with examples, illustrative figures, multiple-choice questions and review questions. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students in automotive/automobile engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, this book covers the following: Construction and working details of all modern as well as fundamental automotive systems Complexities of operation and assembly of various parts of automotive systems in a simplified manner Handling of automotive systems and integration of various components for smooth functioning of the vehicle Modern topics such as battery-electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles Illustrative examples, figures, multiple-choice questions and review questions at the end of each chapter
Par Daniel Canals Flores. 2021
Ce livre est un recueil de micro-récits couvrants différents genres littéraires. Certains d'entre eux ont été récompensés et ils sont…tous été publiés par des magazines, des concours et des anthologies numériques internationaux. J'espère que vous apprécierez cette diversité de coups de pinceaux littéraires.
Par Alex Montrasio. 2021
A tragic episode in the history of Chinese immigration to America gives the cue to narrate the epopee of a…family through a century of Chinese and American history. In this short story you will be familiar with a boy who was orphaned as a child, an old man who lives with the secret of a lifetime, a beautiful princess and a mystery that will slowly be revealed through the direct explanation of the protagonists.