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Muoio e torno

by Corrado Pastore Rafael Guerrero

Un complicato caso nel 2011 in Nord Africa per poco non costa la vita al detective privato Rafael Guerrero. Per dimenticarsi dell'accaduto e per guarire dalle ferite, decide di recarsi qualche giorno in un paese dell'Est Europa a riposare ma, sempre attento ai fili che muovono gli equilibri, comincerà una nuova indagine che lo farà viaggiare per migliaia di chilometri alla ricerca di due fuggiaschi che si nascondono o forse per un'altra ragione. Tunisia, Madrid, Svizzera, Ungheria, Barcellona e infine Brasile saranno testimoni e a volte protagonisti delle ricerche, dei sospetti e delle vittorie di questo personaggio così genuino, proprio come le avventure che lo portano da un continente all'altro, romanzate nella misura in cui questo genere lo permette. E' abbastanza. anche se sembra troppo. E sì, alla fine Rafael Guerrero torna, vivo o morto.

Σκανδαλώδης Λύτρωση - Βιβλίο Τρία, Κυρίες και Καθάρματα: Historical Romance Collection

by Amanda Mariel 'Αννα Βάντη

Η Κλαούντια Άκφορντ κατάφερε να αντέξει παντρεμένη με έναν σκληρό αγροίκο. Χήρα πια, θέλει πίσω τη θέση της στην καλή κοινωνία, αλλά ο Λόρδος Σίλλινγκτον είναι σκέτος πειρασμός. Ευγενικός, καλόκαρδος, αρρενωπός και υπερβολικά όμορφος άντρας, θα ήταν ο τέλειος εραστης. Αυτός όμως θέλει περισσότερα από ότι εκείνη μπορεί να δώσει... Αν και ο Χένρι Σίλλινγκτον γνωρίζει ελάχιστα για τη διαβόητη, αλλά πανέμορφη Λαίδη Κλαούντια Άκφορντ, έχει εντυπωσιαστεί από την καλή καρδιά της και τον έντονο χαρακτήρα της. Η λαίδη όμως, αντιστέκεται στις έντιμες προτάσεις του και ο ίδιος δεν συμβιβάζεται με μια απλή ερωμένη. Μπορούν δυο τόσο επιφυλακτικοί άνθρωποι να ξεπεράσουν τις πληγές του παρελθόντος, ένα παλιό σκάνδαλο και τα κουτσομπολιά της καλής κοινωνίας και να ζήσουν την αληθινή αγάπη;

Mercado financiero alemán para principiantes

by Robert Schmidt Alejandro Robles Vargas

: Inversiones en la bolsa para principiantes y las bases del mercado de valores Esta edición mejorada y actualizada está dirigida al inversionista individual que quiere entender el mercado de valores de hoy y tomar decisiones informadas de inversión con el conocimiento y la comprensión general de los mercados financieros. Está escrito en términos fácilmente comprensibles y proporciona una explicación clara de cómo las piezas encajan en el mercado. Los lectores tendrán un conocimiento práctico y detallado del mercado de valores, a un costo mínimo de tiempo y frustración. Los autores animan a los lectores a desarrollar su propia estrategia y estilo de inversión personal a través de la observación y el aprendizaje. El énfasis está en mantener el control sobre su dinero de inversión, ya sea que opte por compras de acciones individuales o un fondo mutuo, o alguna combinación de ambos. Secciones especiales para analizar nuevos e innovadores vehículos de inversión como SPDRs, con un amplio análisis de los cambios en el mercado tras la crisis financiera de 2008.

Achieving Sustainable Business Excellence: The Role Of Human Capital

by Vijay Pereira Flevy Lasrado

Compiling the best practices of business excellence frameworks around the world, this new book addresses the need for innovative research on sustainable business performance. Using detailed empirical studies, the authors outline the motives and benefits of the implementation of such frameworks in different geographical regions. Comprehensive case studies showcase how the variety of excellence frameworks are manifested in their work cultures, values and beliefs. Academics studying quality management, HRM, and international business will find this book an essential read as it establishes the relevance of human capital in achieving and sustaining global business excellence.

Plano Alimentar da Dieta Pós-Cirurgia Bariátrica

by Michelle Border Cassia Pereira

Você tomou a decisão de assumir o controle de sua saúde e ter o seu peso controlado. Você sabe que com a cirurgia bariátrica não vai ser fácil. Não importa o que digam, isto não tornará o caminho mais fácil. Mas antes de dar o salto, é hora de se inteirar sobre que tipo de refeições que você terá que preparar para você mesmo no decorrer de todas as fases de recuperação. Você vai ter uma reunião com um nutricionista indicado pelo seu médico. Tenha sempre em primeiro lugar os conselhos do seu nutricionista. Porque cada corpo é diferente, você pode ter diferentes tipos de dieta da que está escrita aqui. Este livro é para ser usado principalmente para ajudar a ter ideias de comidas e menus para que você possa usar durante o pós-operatório sem ser chato. As duas primeiras fases da dieta pós-cirurgia bariátrica não são das mais agradáveis, mas você pode usar alguns truques para tornar a sua comida mais divertida. Apenas porque teve a cirurgia bariátrica isto não significa que você terá de suportar uma comida insípida ou sem gosto para o resto de sua vida. Existem muitas maneiras de comer de forma deliciosa e saudável e ainda perder peso.

Come diventare organizzati in pochi passi

by Francesca Orelli John Dristall Tara Dristall

Questo libro vi aiuterà ad organizzarvi attraverso la semplicità. Non avete bisogno di complicati sistemi di gestione del tempo oppure un organigramma pieno con ogni impegno possibile e immaginabile descritto nei minimi dettagli. Avete bisogno di un sistema di base che vi consenta di finire un lavoro senza diventare matti con l'organizzazione. Gli autori danno alcuni suggerimenti pratici per organizzare gli aspetti principali della vostra vita come: • L'organizzazione della vostra scrivania e delle vostre carte • Come dominare il vostro computer e il vostro smartphone anziché finire dominati da loro • Come gestire le vostre finanze • Alcuni suggerimenti veloci per pulire la vostra casa • L'organizzazione e la programmazione del vostro tempo • Diventare organizzati come famiglia Gli autori hanno anche incluso un piccolo qui all'inizio di ogni capitolo, così potrete mettervi alla prova e vedere dove siete e dove dovete migliorare. Questo libro vi aiuterà ad individuare subito i dettagli, a liberarvi dalla pressione del superlavoro e a trovare la giusta soddisfazione nella vostra vita.

Uma nebulosa na Via Láctea

by Lathish Shankar Renan S F Almeida

Amelia, uma colegial, é receptiva a eventos Paranormais. Uma vez ela escreveu um artigo para a revista de sua escola, na qual ela declara que às vezes ouve vozes vindas do futuro. Stephen, o professor de Física, lê o artigo e conversa com sua esposa, Isabella. Isabella diz que Amelia é sua paciente, e sofre de hemofobia. Esta é razão pela qual ela não comparecera à aula de Zoologia. Ela deu entrada no hospital depois de desmaiar na cafeteria, enquanto tomava sorvete com seus amigos, Rosemary, Merlin, Prince e Neil. Stephen, dolorosamente, se dá conta de que ele conhecera Amelia, anos antes, e ele próprio era a única razão para sua doença mental. Sentido-se muito culpado pelo que acontecera no passado, ele procura seu amigo Zachariah John, um cientista. Zachariah vive com sua filha única, Zarina. Zachariah ajuda Stephen a viajar de volta no tempo e corrigir o erro que ele cometera sem querer. Stephen volta para o passado em sua máquina do tempo, muda o passado e então retorna para o futuro. Será que ele conseguiu consertar tudo? Que mudanças o futuro sofrera por causa de suas alterações na linha do tempo? Será que ele desejaria que o futuro acontecesse de tal maneira? Leia para conehce rmais mais dessa incrível história de ficção científica sobre viagem no tempo.

Waste Heritage: A Novel (Canadian Literature Collection)

by Irene Baird Colin Hill

A new critical edition of the acknowledged best Canadian novel of the 1930s. Irene Baird's Waste Heritage is a groundbreaking work of Canadian fiction based on the dramatic and violent labour disputes that took place in British Columbia in 1938. The story follows the progress of two friends, Matt Striker, a 23-year-old from Saskatchewan, and his simple-minded companion Eddy, as they travel from Vancouver to Victoria following the occupation of the Vancouver Post Office. Like the unemployed masses that took siege of the Post Office, Matt and Eddy yearn for relief after years of economic depression. Empathetic and tragic, Waste Heritage has been praised as Canada's Grapes of Wrath and the most important Canadian novel of the 1930s.

Language Testing Reconsidered (Actexpress)

by Janna Fox Mari Wesche Doreen Bayliss

Language Testing Reconsidered provides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching language testing should have a copy of this book. The information, discussions, and reflections offered within the volume address major developments within the field over the past decades, enlivened by current "takes" on these issues. The real value of this collection, however, lies in its consideration of the past as a means of defining the future agenda of language testing.

ΕΓΚΛΗΜΑΤΑ ΣΤΟ ΟΝΟΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ

by Luke Christodoulou Nikoletta Samoili

Ο Υπαστυνόμος Παπακώστας και η Ανθυπαστυνόμος Ιόλη Καρά επιστρέφουν, αντιμέτωποι με τέσσερεις βίαιες, θανατηφόρες υποθέσεις, όλες με περίεργες διασυνδέσεις με την Εκκλησία. Ένας δημοσιογράφος που ερευνούσε την ύπαρξη ενός Ευαγγελίου γραμμένου από τον ίδιο τον Ιησού Χριστό, μαχαιρώνεται μέχρι θανάτου στο νησί της Σαλαμίνας ενώ έχουν εξαφανιστεί ένας δικηγόρος και ένα νεαρό κορίτσι. Στη Σαντορίνι, ο ένας φόνος διαδέχεται τον άλλο. Όλα τα στοιχεία είναι εκεί...αλλά ποιός είναι ο δολοφόνος; Στα επτά νησία του Ιονίου, επτά ατόμα αυτοκτονούν με παρόμοιο τρόπο. Αλλά τι τους συνδέει; Η πίστη της ιόλης δοκιμάζεται όταν γνωρίζει ένα παιδί με στίγματα στο νησί της Κεφαλονιάς. Είναι όλα όμως όπως φαίνονται; Ο χρόνος τρέχει και ζωές κινδυνεύουν... Ελάτε σε ένα ταξίδι θανάτου, μυστηρίου και πίστης. Ακολούθησε τα στοιχεία και προσπάθησε να λύσεις το γρίφο. Τα ελληνικά νησιά σε περιμένουν!

The Way Ahead: Meeting Canada's Productivity Challenge (Governance Series)

by Tom Brzustowski

Canada is a prosperous country, but this prosperity is being stressed by demographics, pressures on the public purse, and low productivity growth. To maintain the nation's high quality of life, prosperity must increase while remaining sustainable. Combining Tom Brzustowski's extensive knowledge of government, industry, and academia, The Way Ahead, articulates a strategy for moving the Canadian economy towards higher-value products based on research and development, describing the practical steps government, industry and academia must take to improve things in the short term and prepare strategically for the long term. He recommends increasing productivity growth by embracing an economy based on innovation, prioritizing research and development, marketing Canadian products internationally, and encouraging entrepreneurial activities in all sectors. Ultimately, increasing prosperity will require a new level of understanding, strategic coherence, and mutual support between the private and public sectors in Canada, a challenge that the author feels Canada is prepared to and absolutely must face.

Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures: A Plea for Experimentalism (Governance Series)

by Gilles Paquet

In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures, Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological "mental prisons". Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms of its weak information infrastructure, poor accountability, and inflexible organization design. In contrast, he suggests that social science and public policy should promote forms of "serious play" that would allow organizations to experiment with new structures. Paquet engages with numerous foundationalist programs in the social sciences in order to show their inadequacy and suggests important and unexplored directions in policy areas as diverse as education, science, health, intergovernmental and foreign policy. He closes the work with a plea for experimentalism in academic research, policy development, and organization design.

Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China: Chinese and Canadian Perspectives

by Errol P. Mendes Sakunthala Srighanthan

Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in Chinafocuses on the most challenging areas of discrimination and inequality in China, including discrimination faced by HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, rural populations, migrant workers, women, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities. The Canadian contributors offer rich regional, national, and international perspectives on how constitutions, laws, policies, and practices, both in Canada and in other parts of the world, battle discrimination and the conflicts that rise out of it. The Chinese contributors include some of the most independent-minded scholars and practitioners in China. Their assessments of the challenges facing China in the areas of discrimination and inequality not only attest to their personal courage and intellectual freedom but also add an important perspective on this emerging superpower.

Hotel Muerte

by Jesus M. Gonzalez Luke Christodoulou

Grecia, 2017. Un país de rodillas debido a la actual crisis económica. Un crimen doméstico atroz. Un multimillonario desaparecido. Un hotel de muertes/misterios con una agenda propia. El Capitán Papacosta y la Teniente Ioli Cara se enfrentan al caso más complejo de sus carreras. Hay mucho en juego, los policías Alexandro y Valentina están atrapados en el infernal hotel. Vidas están en juego y el número de cadáveres va en aumento. 14 invitados ... 13 invitados ... 12 invitados ... Únete al dúo de investigadores en su viaje final de suspenso, misterio y asesinatos a través del mar turquesa del Egeo.

Riverside

by Bianca Rita Cataldi Alice Marta Croce Ortega

Riverside, Reino Unido. Son las cuatro y media de una tarde cualquiera. Un colegio abandonado y en ruinas al final de Silverbell Street. Amabel, una joven de veinticinco años no tardará en descubrir que no se trata de un edificio cualquiera: en su interior, los pupitres y las mesas de los profesores siguen en su sitio, y el aire todavía está cargado del polvo de las tizas. Todos los relojes, empezando por el de la fachada hasta el reloj de péndulo del salón, marcan las nueve y diecinueve minutos, a saber de qué día y de qué año. ¿Qué ha pasado en ese antiguo colegio, tan asombroso como para detener el tiempo dentro de sus paredes? Y sobre todo ¿quién es ese chico en uniforme, alumno de ese colegio, con el que Amabel habla aunque es evidente que el colegio tiene que estar cerrado desde hace años? Entre pasado y presente, Bianca Rita Cataldi nos guía en un mundo en el que los eventos pueden alterar el curso del tiempo, demostrando que todos nosotros tenemos nuestro universo paralelo con el que antes o después tendremos que lidiar.

Malas Lenguas

by Olga Miralles Mulleras Susanne O'Leary

Cuando deja su Francia natal para instalarse en un pueblo remoto de la costa atlántica irlandesa, Janine Marchand espera dejar atrás un pasado doloroso. Se ha cambiado el nombre y ha adoptado una nueva identidad. Pero los lugareños son curiosos y las lenguas empiezan a hablar. Para complicar aún más las cosas, inicia una relación con Mick O’Shea, un hombre bien parecido con oscuros secretos propios. Se siente atraída por él aun sabiendo que esta atracción podría dar al traste con la nueva vida que intenta forjarse. Y cuando alguien del pueblo la descubre ante la prensa, Janine tiene que tomar una decisión: huir una vez más o quedarse y afrontar su pasado.

Sunset Waves - Zullen één zonsondergang, één kus en één gek idee haar in Sunset Beach houden?

by Jennifer Conner Lieze Neven

Mateo Medina heeft de perfecte baan in New York City, het perfecte appartement en de perfecte auto, dus waarom worden zijn angstaanvallen met de dag erger? Alles wat hij nodig heeft, is een korte vakantie en een paar dagen vrij in het slaperige, kleine badplaatsje Sunset Beach. Dan zal alles weer normaal worden. Zijn perfecte leven. Kyra kan niet geloven dat het erger kan worden. De eerste gast is gearriveerd in het Sunset Beach Resort en ze zijn zelfs niet open voor zaken. Iemand heeft de website van het resort gehackt. Ze moet dingen laten werken voor hun gast, het is niet zijn schuld. Ze moet er ook voor zorgen dat ze stapt op de gevoelens die ze voor hem heeft. Hij zal over een paar dagen weg zijn en ze heeft te veel werk te doen om zich voor te bereiden op de opening van hat resort. Mateo en Kyra moeten samenwerken om de problemen met de resorts op te lossen. Zullen zij beiden vinden dat er meer in het leven is dan werk ... kan er dan mogelijk liefde zijn?

The Case for Centralized Federalism (Governance Series)

by Gordon Digiacomo Maryantonett Flumian

The Case for Centralized Federalism and its sister volume The Case for Decentralized Federalism are the outcome of the Federalism Redux Project, created to stimulate a serious and useful conversation on federalism in Canada. They provide the vocabulary and arguments needed to articulate the case for a centralized or a decentralized Canadian federalism. In The Case for Centralized Federalism, an array of experts condemns the federal government's submissiveness in its dealings with the provinces and calls for a renewed federal assertiveness. They argue that the federal government is best placed to create effective policy, support democracy and respond to issues of national importance.

The Case for Decentralized Federalism (Governance Series)

by Gilles Paquet Ruth Hubbard

The Case for Decentralized Federalism and its sister volume The Case for Centralized Federalism are the outcome of the Federalism Redux Project, created to stimulate a serious and useful conversation on federalism in Canada. They provide the vocabulary and arguments needed to articulate the case for a centralized or a decentralized Canadian federalism. The Case for Decentralized Federalism brings together experts who believe decentralized federalism is the optimal arrangement for governing the contextual diversity and cultural pluralism in Canada. Using different approaches, they argue that by dividing the work of public governance among different levels of government, it is easier to address the needs and aspirations of the diverse groups that make up Canada.

The Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition (Governance Series)

by O. P. Dwivedi Tim A. Mau Byron M. Sheldrick

Canadian public administration has provided a rich ground for examining the changing nature of the state. Currents of political change have rippled through the administration of the public sector, often producing significant alterations in our understanding of how best to organize and administer public services. This volume brings together some of the leading Canadian and international scholars of public administration to reflect on these changes and their significance. Providing a historical perspective on public administration in Canada, the volume examines the shift from a traditional model of administration to newer forms such as new public management and governance, and explores current debates and the place of Canadian public administration within a broader comparative perspective.

The Wrong World: Selected Stories and Essays of Bertram Brooker (Canadian Literature Collection)

by Bertram Brooker Gregory Betts

Bertram Brooker won the country's first Governor General's Award for literature in 1936 for his novel Think of the Earth, and his explosive, experimental paintings hang in every major gallery in the country. He was Canada's first multidisciplinary avantgardist, successfully experimenting in literature, visual arts, film, and theatre. Brooker brought all of his experimental ambitions to his short fiction and prose. The Wrong World presents a rich sampling of his prose work, much of it previously unpublished, which adds new insight into his aesthetic ambitions. Working during an incredible period of transition in Canadian society, Brooker's stories document Canada's evolution from a provincial colony into a modern, urban country. His essays participated in that evolution by advocating a passionate awakening of the arts, the end of prudish sentiment and censorship, and a radical rethinking of the nature of war. They capture the limitations and hypocrisies of the Canadian social contract and argue for a more just and spiritual society. His stories humanize his social vision by dramatizing the psychological and emotional cost of Canada's transition into a modern civilization. In turn devastating, penetrating and poignant, Brooker's prose works offer a sharply focussed window into the turbulent interwar years in Canada.

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The Canadian Kingdom: 150 Years of Constitutional Monarchy

by D. Michael Jackson

An integral part of Canada’s political culture, the constitutional monarchy has evolved over the 150 years since Confederation to become a uniquely Canadian institution. Canada inherited the constitutional monarchy from Britain even before Confederation in 1867. In the 150 years since then, the Crown has shaped, and been shaped by, Canada’s achievement of independence, its robust federalism, the unique identity of Quebec, and its relationship with Indigenous peoples. What has this “Canadian Crown” contributed to the Canada of the twenty-first century? How is this historic yet resilient institution perceived today? The essays in this book respond to these questions from a variety of perspectives, encompassing the arts, the role of the vice-regal representatives, the Indigenous peoples, and the contemporary position of the monarch. In discussing whether there is a distinctly Canadian monarchy, the authors look beyond Canada’s borders, too, and explore how Canada’s development has influenced other Commonwealth realms.

How to Lie with Maps, Third Edition

by Mark Monmonier

An instant classic when first published in 1991, How to Lie with Maps revealed how the choices mapmakers make—consciously or unconsciously—mean that every map inevitably presents only one of many possible stories about the places it depicts. The principles Mark Monmonier outlined back then remain true today, despite significant technological changes in the making and use of maps. The introduction and spread of digital maps and mapping software, however, have added new wrinkles to the ever-evolving landscape of modern mapmaking. ​Fully updated for the digital age, this new edition of How to Lie with Maps examines the myriad ways that technology offers new opportunities for cartographic mischief, deception, and propaganda. While retaining the same brevity, range, and humor as its predecessors, this third edition includes significant updates throughout as well as new chapters on image maps, prohibitive cartography, and online maps. It also includes an expanded section of color images and an updated list of sources for further reading.

Aboriginal Canada Revisited: Politics And Cultural Expression In The 21st Century (International Canadian Studies Series)

by Kerstin Knopf

Exploring a variety of topics--including health, politics, education, art, literature, media, and film--Aboriginal Canada Revisited draws a portrait of the current political and cultural position of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. While lauding improvements made in the past decades, the contributors draw attention to the systemic problems that continue to marginalize Aboriginal people within Canadian society. From the Introduction: "[This collection helps] to highlight areas where the colonial legacy still takes its toll, to acknowledge the manifold ways of Aboriginal cultural expression, and to demonstrate where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are starting to find common ground." Contributors include Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from Europe and Canada, including Marlene Atleo, University of Manitoba; Mansell Griffin, Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw, British Columbia; Robert Harding, University College of the Fraser Valley; Tricia Logan, University of Manitoba; Steffi Retzlaff, McMaster University; Siobhán Smith, University of British Columbia; Barbara Walberg, Confederation College.

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