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Writing, Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England

by David A. Rory Naismith Woodman

The workings of royal and ecclesiastical authority in Anglo-Saxon England can only be understood on the basis of direct engagement with original texts and material artefacts. This book, written by leading experts, brings together new research that represents the best of the current scholarship on the nexus between authority and written sources from Anglo-Saxon England. Ranging from the seventh to the eleventh century, the chapters in this volume offer fresh approaches to a wide range of linguistic, historical, legal, diplomatic and palaeographical evidence. Central themes include the formation of power in early Anglo-Saxon kingdoms during the age of Bede (d. 735) and Offa of Mercia (757-96), authority and its articulation in the century from Edgar (959-75) to 1066, and the significance of books and texts in expressing power across the period. Writing, Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England represents a critical resource for students and scholars alike with an interest in early medieval history from political, institutional and cultural perspectives.

The Study of Behavior

by Jerry A. Hogan

Behavior studies now span a variety of sub-disciplines, including behavioral ecology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology and evolutionary developmental biology. While the fields' rapid growth has led to startling new insights into animal behavior, it has brought increasingly fragmented approaches to the subject. Integrating ideas and findings from a range of disciplines, this book provides a common framework for understanding diverse issues in behavior studies. The framework is derived from classical ethology, incorporating concepts and data from research in experimental psychology, neurophysiology and evolutionary biology. Hogan outlines the origin and development of major ideas and issues in the field, drawing on examples throughout to highlight connections across sub-disciplines. Demonstrating how results in one area can directly inform work in others, the book ultimately proposes concepts to facilitate new discussions that will open the way for improved dialog between researchers across behavior studies.

Shrimad Rajchandra

by Shrimati Taruben Aacharya

શ્રીમદ્ રાજચંદ્ર એ નવજીવન દ્વારા પ્રકાશિત સંતવાણી ગ્રંથાવલિનું અઢારમું પુસ્તક છે. સંતવાણી ગ્રંથાવલિ એ ભારતના મહાનુભાવોના જીવન અને વિચારને વાચક સુધી પહોંચાડવાનો નવજીવન ટ્રસ્ટનો નમ્ર પ્રયાસ છે.

Tran Sadhuo

by Unus Aagaskar

આ પુસ્તક દુનિયાના મુખ્ય મુખ્ય ધર્મોની બોધકથાઓ તોમ જ ધર્મગુરુઓ અને પયગંબરોનાં જીવનની સાચી ઘટનાઓને રજૂ કરતી સચિત્ર પુસ્તિકાઓ પ્રસિદ્ધ કરવાની યોજનાના ભાગ રૂપે હિંદુસ્તાની સાહિત્ય સભા અને નવજીવન ટ્રસ્ટે પ્રસિદ્ધ કરેલ ‘સહુને માટે સાહિત્ય’નો એક ભાગ છે. નવું વાંચતા સીખેલા આબાલવૃદ્ધ સહુ કોઈને આ પુસ્તિકાઓ વાંચવી ગમશે એવી અમને આશા છે. મુખ્ય હેતુ બાળકોમાં વિશ્વના પ્રાચીન વારસા અને જીવન મૂલ્યો સ્થાપિત થાય તે છે.આ વાતો ની રજૂઆતની ખૂબી એ છે કે તેમાં સીધો ઉપદેશ ક્યાંય નથી. જીવનના વ્યવહાર અને અનુભવોને વણી લેતી આ વાતો સહુ કોઈને સરળતાથી સમજાય અને યાદ રહી જાય તેવી છે. એટલે જ આ શ્રેણીને ‘સહુને માટે સાહિત્ય’નું નામ આપ્યુ છે.

Broken Homes

by Ben Aaronovitch

My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame -- whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen's Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast. With the new year, I have three main objectives, a) pass the detective exam so I can officially become a DC, b) work out what the hell my relationship with Lesley Mai, an old friend from the force and now fellow apprentice, is supposed to be, and most importantly, c) get through the year without destroying a major landmark. Two out of three isn't bad, right? A mutilated body in Crawley means another murderer is on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, who may either be a common serial killer or an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man -- a man whose previous encounters I've barely survived. I've also got a case about a town planner going under a tube train and another about a stolen grimoire. But then I get word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. If there's a connection to the Crawley case, I'll be entering some tricky waters of juristiction with the local river spirits. We have a prickly history, to say the least. Just the typical day for a magician constable.

Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel

by Ben Aaronovitch

When two young girls go missing in rural Herefordshire, police constable and wizard-in-training Peter Grant is sent out of London to check that nothing supernatural is involved.It's purely routine--Nightingale, Peter's superior, thinks he'll be done in less than a day. But Peter's never been one to walk away from someone in trouble, so when nothing overtly magical turns up he volunteers his services to the local police, who need all the help they can get. But because the universe likes a joke as much as the next sadistic megalomaniac, Peter soon comes to realize that dark secrets underlie the picturesque fields and villages of the countryside and there might just be work for Britain's most junior wizard after all.Soon Peter's in a vicious race against time, in a world where the boundaries between reality and fairy have never been less clear....

The Hanging Tree: A Rivers of London Novel

by Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly—London’s police department for supernatural cases—even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor.Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we’re talking about.He’s been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week…

A Family-Style Christmas & A Mother at Heart

by Carolyne Aarsen

A perfect Christmas gift! Two Stealing Home novels in one by author Carolyne AarsenA Family-Style ChristmasAfter witnessing Simon Steele’s motorcycle crash, nurse Caitlin Severn can’t help but stay by his side. While nursing him back to health, she finds that behind his bravado is a man struggling to find faith and a feeling of family. With Christmas coming, Caitlin’s wish is for Simon to find his way home…and to her heart.A Mother at HeartFor Miriam Spencer, coming home means reuniting with Jake Steele—the man she’s never stopped loving. Now a widower with an adorable young daughter, Jake fears letting Miriam get too close again. But when his father gets sick, Miriam steps right in to help—and they realize that they’re meant to be together…forever.


by Isabella Abad John Obakpororo Obedience

When Victoria, a beautiful Spanish nurse in her thirties volunteered to work with the displaced people in the African Maghreb, she never expected her life to take such an unexpected turn. Moved to the core by the tragedy of others, it is nevertheless seen how she becomes the target of a terrorist attack. Abandoned in the desert to die, she was rescued by a Tuareg clan led by a dark mestizo, Usem. Obliged by the circumstances to live with the tribe for months, passion and desire for her savior grow in her. This was transformed into corresponded and consumed love, plus her desire to return to Europe and his obligations to his father thereby separating, imposing between them the wall of time and distance. Being separated by miles of kilometres, they therefore remake their lives with the firm conviction that these were just the shadows of what could have been. Usem will have the worst part, facing a destiny that causes and forces him to experience the pain of uprooting, fanaticism, death and exile. Being responsible for the fate of his clan, Uem however, break the unity of the clan into the hands of his younger brother Badis, who hates him. The protection of his family forces him into an exodus of hundreds of kilometers in search of a new and safe life, who will inevitably be shipwrecked. The desperation will precipitate him into the waters of the Mediterranean with the consequent troubles and tragedies. Life will find the lovers several years later in different situations. Will they be able to rebuild their lives and twist fate?

Cœurs migrants

by Isabella Abad Gwenaëlle Taffin

Lorsque Victoria, belle infirmière espagnole dans la trentainre, s´offrit comme volontaire pour travailler avec les déplacés dans le Maghreb africain, elle ne s´était jamais attendue à ce que sa vie prenne un virage si inespéré. Emue jusqu´à la moelle par la tragédie d´autrui, elle verra cependant comment cette dernière s´acharne sur elle en étant objet d´un attentat terroriste. Abandonnée dans le désert pour mourir, elle sera secourue par un clan touareg mené par un métisse brun, Usem Obligée par les circonstances à coexister avec la tribu durant des mois, elle verra croître en elle la passion et le désir envers son sauveur. Cela se transformera en amour correspondu et consommé, mais son désir de retourner en Europe et les obligations de lui envers son père les sépareront, imposant entre eux le mur du temps et de la distance. Séparés par des miliers de kilomètres ils referont leurs vies avec la ferme conviction que ces dernières seraient à peine des ombres de ce qui aurait pu être. Usem aura la pire partie, affrontant un destin qui le provoque et l´oblige à vivre la douleur du déracinement, le fanatisme, la mort et l´exil. Responsable pour la chance de son clan, il verra cependant se briser son unité aux mains de son demi-frère Badis, qui le hait. La protection de sa famille l´obligera à un exode de centaines de kilomètes à la recherche d´une vie nouvelle et sûre, laquelle naufragera inévitablement. Le désespoir le précipitera dans les eaux de la Mediterrannée avec leurs conséquentes déboires et tragédies. La vie trouvera les amants plusieurs années après dans des circonstances différentes. Pourront ils refaire leur vie et changer le destin?

New York in the Thirties

by Berenice Abbott

Nearly 100 classic images by noted photographer: Rockefeller Center on the rise, Bowery restaurants, dramatic views of the City's bridges, Washington Square, old movie houses, rows of old tenements laced with laundry, Wall Street, Flatiron Building, waterfront, and many other landmarks.

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions--a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space. "Instructive, entertaining, and stimulating to the imagination." -- Mathematics Teacher.

Theory of Wing Sections: Including a Summary of Airfoil Data

by Ira H. Abbott A. E. Doenhoff

"Most useful in working with wing sections and methods for using section data to predict wing characteristics . . . much detailed geometric and aerodynamic data." -- Mechanical EngineeringThe first edition of this work has been corrected and republished in answer to the continuing demand for a concise compilation of the subsonic aerodynamics characteristics of modern NASA wing sections together with a description of their geometry and associated theory. These wing sections, or their derivatives, continue to be the ones most commonly used for airplanes designed for both subsonic and supersonic speeds, and for helicopter rotor blades, propeller blades, and high performance fans.Intended to be primarily a reference work for engineers and students, the book devotes over 300 pages to theoretical and experimental considerations. The theoretical treatment progresses from elementary considerations to methods used for the design of NACA low-drag airfoils. Methods and data are presented for using wingsection data to predict wing characteristics, and judiciously selected plots and cross-plots of experimental data are presented for readily useful correlation of certain simplifying assumptions made in the analyses. The chapters on theory of thin wings and airfoils are particularly valuable, as is the complete summary of the NACA's experimental observations and system of constructing families of airfoils. Mathematics has been kept to a minimum, but it is assumed that the reader has a knowledge of differential and integral calculus, and elementary mechanics.The appendix of over 350 pages contains these tables: Basic Thickness Forms, Mean Lines, Airfoil Ordinates, and Aerodynamic Characteristics of Wing Sections.

Robotic Surgery for Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair

by Ricardo Z. Abdalla Thiago Nogueira Costa

This book is a surgical manual, intended to present and discuss the use of robotic surgery for abdominal wall hernia repair. It comprises the most important surgical approaches in the field, presenting step by step procedures in a clear and didactic way. Abdominal wall hernias are very common conditions, easily identifiable in clinical practice and that usually require a surgical intervention as treatment. However, the choice for the right surgical procedure to treat those conditions may vary, provided the diversity on possible techniques, clinical presentations and complexity. Robotic surgery has emerged in recent years as an important tool to increase the number of surgical approaches for the surgeon who faces abdominal wall hernias. Video-assisted and robotic surgery may represent a consistent improvement in options available for the surgeon involved in wall hernia repair. Current robotic surgical techniques present several of the benefits of common laparoscopic surgery features (such as low invasiveness and fast recovery), and adds some other specific benefits, such as more dynamic and precise movements and a much better view of the operatory field. Robotic Surgery for Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair is intended to help surgeons to manage this disease from another point of view and to choose the best procedures in each case, pushing medical practice to another level of decisions, investigation and follow up, considering the use of new technologies in robotic surgery. It intends to be a reference manual to medical practitioners who has surgical skills in their backgrounds, but that are not familiar with the use of minimally invasive procedures for abdominal wall complex defects.

Russia: Revolution and Reform

by Rawi Abdelal Sogomon Tarontsi

The collapse of central authority in the Soviet Union in 1991 ushered in a period of revolutionary transformations for the states that emerged in its wake. The leaders of Russia, the USSR's successor, since then have struggled to reestablish central authority while also seeking to avoid further disintegration, establish a democratic polity, and institute a market economy. The case contrasts different approaches adopted by Presidents Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin and concludes with a vision outlined by Russia's third post-Soviet president, Dmitry Medvedev. The case focuses on problems of state authority; fiscal capacity; institutionalization of political parties; relations between the federal center and provincial governments; relations between the state and big business; economic policy; and models of economic development.

Coexistence of IMT-Advanced Systems for Spectrum Sharing with FSS Receivers in C-Band and Extended C-Band

by Lway Faisal Abdulrazak

This book provides information regarding spectrum sharing between wireless systems, motivated by emerging new technologies. Readers will benefit from information about how to conduct research on the interference mitigation between IMT-Advanced and FSS. The author presents a deterministic analysis for interference to noise ratio (I/N), adjacent channel interference ratio (ACIR), field strength, and path loss propagation, in order to determine the separation distances in the co-channel interference (CCI) and adjacent channel Interference (ACI) scenarios. An analytical model is discussed, for the shielding mitigation technique based on the deterministic analysis of the propagation model. The shielding technique has been developed based on test bed measurements for evaluating the attenuation of the proposed materials. Matlab(tm) and Transfinite Visualyse Pro(tm) have been used as simulation tools for the verification of the obtained results, whereas the IMT-Advanced parameters have been represented by Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) 802. 16e.


by Junichi Abe Ilaria Di Cola

Symphonic-love, il secondo romanzo di Junichi Abe, è diviso in due racconti: We should fall in love, che narra lo strano incontro di un giovane ragazzo convinto che il giorno del suo venticinquesimo compleanno succederà qualcosa che gli cambierà la vita, e Symphonic-love, in cui un pianista è alla ricerca del presagio di un suono di un mondo nuovo. Quello che affiora da entrambi i racconti, legandoli, è il vero amore.

Histiocytic Disorders

by Oussama Abla Gritta Janka

This volume provides a comprehensive and world-class review of the field of histiocytic neoplasms and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). It reviews all the advances in the field of histiocytoses during the last ten years, particularly with regards to the genomic findings in LCH and other histiocytic neoplasms and the new suggested classification of the histiocytic disorders. Additionally, it features a state-of-the art update on the most recent treatment strategies for LCH, including the results of the last LCH-III international trial, salvage therapies such as reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) stem cell transplant (SCT), and targeted therapies with BRAF and MEK inhibitors, as well as the challenging cases of CNS-neurodegenerative LCH and its therapeutic perspectives. For primary and secondary HLH the book updates the most recent genetic and pathophysiological findings, including macrophage-activation syndrome (MAS), and includes a special chapter on HLH in adults. Treatment chapters encompass therapy for newly diagnosed HLH and refractory disease as well as stem-cell transplantation and novel therapies. The text also highlights the most recent advances in the treatment of the uncommon histiocytic disorders, such as Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) and JXG-like conditions, Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), and the very rare malignant histiocytoses. Written by international experts in the field, Histiocytic Disorders is a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, fellows and residents who are interested in or manage histiocytic disorders in children and adults.

Fundamentals of the Theory of Metals

by A. A. Abrikosov

This comprehensive primer by a Nobel Physicist covers the electronic spectra of metals, electrical and thermal conductivities, galvanomagnetic and thermoelectrical phenomena, the behavior of metals in high-frequency fields, sound absorption, and Fermi-liquid phenomena. Addressing in detail all aspects of the energy spectra of electrons in metals and the theory of superconductivity, it continues to be a valuable resource for the field almost thirty years after its initial publication. Targeted at undergraduate students majoring in physics as well as graduate and postgraduate students, research workers, and teachers, this is an essential reference on the topic of electromagnetism and superconductivity in metals. No special knowledge of metals beyond a course in general physics is needed, although the author does presume a knowledge of quantum mechanics and quantum statistics.

Handbook of Applied Developmental Science in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Amina Abubakar Fons J.R. van de Vijver

This handbook collates research evidence and presents the most up-to-date findings on child development in Sub-Saharan Africa. It discusses complex risk factors and medical conditions affecting childhood outcomes, and spotlights emerging programs for enhancing literacy and cognitive development. The panel of expert contributors offer needed context and knowledge to the discussion of previously understudied topics. Chapters present proven intervention strategies currently in use across the diverse region. In addition, this handbook provides guidelines for culturally sensitive and ethical research that will inform practice and help shape policy goals and initiatives. Topics featured in the Handbook include: #65533; Fatherhood in the African context. #65533; Sibling care-giving and its implications in Sub-Saharan Africa. #65533; Nutritional status, infections, and child development #65533; Diabetes in Sub-Saharan African children. #65533; How to adapt tests for Sub-Saharan Africa. #65533; Interventions aimed at children and caregivers. #65533; A culturally sensitive approach to conducting research and promoting initial literacy development in Africa The Handbook of Applied Developmental Science in Sub-Saharan Africa is a must-have resource for researchers, professionals/scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in child, school, and developmental psychology, as well as pediatrics, social work, public health, and education.

The Making Of Southeast Asia

by Amitav Acharya

Developing a framework to study "what makes a region," Amitav Acharya investigates the origins and evolution of Southeast Asian regionalism and international relations. He views the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) "from the bottom up"-as not only a U. S. -inspired ally in the Cold War struggle against communism but also an organization that reflects indigenous traditions. Although Acharya deploys the notion of "imagined community" to examine the changes, especially since the Cold War, in the significance of ASEAN dealings for a regional identity, he insists that "imagination" is itself not a neutral but rather a culturally variable concept. The regional imagination in Southeast Asia imagines a community of nations different from NAFTA or NATO, the OAU, or the European Union. In this new edition of a book first published as The Quest for Identity in 2000, Acharya updates developments in the region through the first decade of the new century: the aftermath of the financial crisis of 1997, security affairs after September 2001, the long-term impact of the 2004 tsunami, and the substantial changes wrought by the rise of China as a regional and global actor. Acharya argues in this important book for the crucial importance of regionalism in a different part of the world.

Shri Rang Avadhut

by Jayantilal Acharya

શ્રી રંગઅવધૂત એ નવજીવન દ્વારા પ્રકાશિત સંતવાણી ગ્રંથાવલિનું ચોવીસમું પુસ્તક છે. સંતવાણી ગ્રંથાવલિ એ ભારતના મહાનુભાવોના જીવન અને વિચારને વાચક સુધી પહોંચાડવાનો નવજીવન ટ્રસ્ટનો નમ્ર પ્રયાસ છે.

The Genius of Birds

by Jennifer Ackerman

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed with neurons that allow them to punch well above their weight. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research-- the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the great tit communities of the United Kingdom and the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states--Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are revolutionizing our view of what it means to be intelligent.Consider, as Ackerman does, the Clark's nutcracker, a bird that can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them several months later; the mockingbirds and thrashers, species that can store 200 to 2,000 different songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than ours; the well-known pigeon, which knows where it's going, even thousands of miles from familiar territory; and the New Caledonian crow, an impressive bird that makes its own tools. But beyond highlighting how birds use their unique genius in technical ways, Ackerman points out the impressive social smarts of birds. They deceive and manipulate. They eavesdrop. They display a strong sense of fairness. They give gifts. They play keep-away and tug-of-war. They tease. They share. They cultivate social networks. They vie for status. They kiss to console one another. They teach their young. They blackmail their parents. They alert one another to danger. They summon witnesses to the death of a peer. They may even grieve. This elegant scientific investigation and travelogue weaves personal anecdotes with fascinating science. Ackerman delivers an extraordinary story that will both give readers a new appreciation for the exceptional talents of birds and let them discover what birds can reveal about our changing world. Incredibly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds richly celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.From the Hardcover edition.

Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield

by Kenneth D. Ackerman

In post-Civil War America, politics was a brutal sport played with blunt rules. Yet the era produced wide public excitement and high voter participation, as well as our last log cabin-born president. James Garfield's 1880 dark horse campaign after the longest-ever Republican nominating process (thirty-six convention ballots), his victory in the closest-ever popular vote for president (by a margin of only 7,018 votes out of more than nine million cast), his struggle against bitterly feuding factions once elected, and the public's response to its violent climax produce the most dramatic presidential odyssey of the Gilded Age--and among the most momentous in our nation's history. Capitol Hill veteran Kenneth D. Ackerman re-creates an American political landscape where fierce battles for power unfolded against a chivalrous code of honor in a country struggling to emerge from the long shadow of recent war. He casts familiar Civil War figures like Ulysses S. Grant and Winfield Scott Hancock in unfamiliar roles as politicos alongside feuding machine bosses like senators Roscoe Conkling and James G. Blaine and backroom string-puller Chester A. Arthur, Garfield's unlikely vice-presidential running mate. The journey through political backrooms, dazzling convention floors, and intrigue-filled congressional and White House chambers, reveals the era's decency and humanity as well as the sharp partisanship that exploded in the pistol shots of assassin Charles Guiteau, the weak-minded political camp follower and patronage seeker eager to replace the elected commander-in-chief with one of his own choosing. Garfield's path from a seat in the House of Representatives to White House to martyred hero changed the tone of politics for generations to come. His assassination prompted leaders to recoil at their excesses and brought shocked Americans together with a dignity and grace that have long held the nation together in crisis. Kenneth D. Ackerman tells this overlooked story in a historical page-turner that will enthrall aficionados of presidential lives and all lovers of American history. Kenneth D. Ackerman has served for more than twenty-five years in senior posts on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch, including as counsel to two U.S. Senate committees and as administrator of the Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency during the Clinton-Gore administration. He is the author of "The Gold Ring: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday 1869" and currently practices law in Washington, D.C.

L'avviso dei corvi

by Elisa Acquaviva Raquel Villaamil

Brigit fa ritorno alla sua città natale in cerca dell'unico parente che le rimane: sua nonna. Dei pochi ricordi che conserva, non rimane quasi niente nella semi-abbandonata cittadina di Ballymote. Le strade, le case e la foresta nascondono dei segreti che sembrano risalire ai tempi in cui dalle leggende nacque qualcosa di reale, di mostruoso. Brigit dovrà trovare tutte le risposte, scavare a fondo nei suoi incubi e scoprire la verità in un mondo che non è più il suo e che si rivela tra le ombre quando avvisano i corvi.

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  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - Digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the DAISY option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.
  • EPUB - A standard e-book format that can be read on many tools, such as iBooks, Readium or others.
  • Word - Accessible Word output, which can be unzipped and opened in any tool that allows .docx files