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This satirical novel of life and love at Oxford University is one of the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels Max Beerbohm's only novel is a comic masterpiece set in the privileged environs of Judas College, Oxford. When beautiful prestidigitator Zuleika Dobson gains admittance to the all-male campus, romance is suddenly in the air. But the smitten undergraduates are out of luck, because this femme fatale can only love a man unaffected by her charms. The snobbish and taciturn Duke of Dorset appears up to the challenge, but his wall of indifference crumbles when Zuleika falls for him. She immediately rejects him for reciprocating her feelings, of course, and the Duke is driven to despair. He resolves to kill himself to teach her a lesson, but one small problem remains: Zuleika thinks suicide is romantic--and every lovesick undergraduate at Oxford is dying to agree with her. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
2nd EditionA BJ Vinson MysteryB. J. Vinson is a former Marine and ex-Albuquerque PD detective turned confidential investigator. Against his better judgment, BJ agrees to find the gay gigolo who was responsible for his breakup with prominent Albuquerque lawyer Del Dahlman and recover some racy photographs from the handsome bastard. The assignment should be fast and simple. But it quickly becomes clear the hustler isn't the one making the anonymous demands, and things turn deadly with a high-profile murder at the burning of Zozobra on the first night of the Santa Fe Fiesta. BJ's search takes him through virtually every stratum of Albuquerque and Santa Fe society, both straight and gay. Before it is over, BJ is uncertain whether Paul Barton, the young man quickly insinuating himself in BJ's life, is friend or foe. But he knows he's stepped into something much more serious than a modest blackmail scheme. With Paul and BJ next on the killer's list, BJ must find a way to put a stop to the death threats once and for all.First Edition published as The Zozobra Incident & The Bisti Business by Martin Brown Publishers, LLC, 2012.
Recent genetic data showing that Neanderthals interbred with modern humans have made it clear that deeper insight into the behavioral differences between these populations will be critical to understanding the rapid spread of modern humans and the demise of the Neanderthals. This volume, which brings together scholars who have worked with faunal assemblages from Europe, the Near East, and Africa, makes an important contribution to our broader understanding of Neanderthal extinction and modern human origins through its focus on variability in human hunting behavior between 70-25,000 years ago--a critical period in the later evolution of our species.
What happens when the charming, animal-obsessed boy of the classic memoirs 'My Family and Other Animals' and 'Birds, Beasts and Other Relatives' grows up? He founds a zoo, of course.
A riotously funny saga of institutional insanity, based on the author's association with the notorious psychiatrist R. D. LaingDespite massive literary success, Sidney Bell feels perpetually unsatisfied and suffers unexplained physical ailments. Desperate to straighten out his twisted life, anxiety-ridden Sid seeks help from experimental psychiatrist Dr. Willie Last, whose therapeutic methods involve hallucinatory drugs such as LSD and trading places with his patients. After a tumultuous first trip, Sid ends up at Conolly House, a radical hospital for young schizophrenics where he serves as a "barefoot doctor." From there, Sigal launches readers on a sardonic, rambling journey through a fantastic breed of insanity.With his freewheeling, ecstatic prose, Sigal spins a manic psychological quest into a telling portrait of a society in the grips of a turbulent decade. Zone of the Interior is a subversive and uproarious search for clarity and comfort in an increasingly mad world, grounded by an unforgettable narrator.
"A fantastic anthology by the true master of horror fiction. Highly recommended." -- Book Nutter's Book Reviews"This is an excellent collection of Lovecraft's 'zombie' stories, which serves both as a treat to old fans and a sampler to people who haven't read Lovecraft before. I would highly recommend this collection." -- Of Stacks and CupsJoyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, and other experts on horror fiction deem H. P. Lovecraft the master teller of weird tales. These six chilling stories - all published between 1921 and 1933 - offer compelling journeys into the land of the undead.The collection begins with "The Outsider," the tale of a recluse whose overwhelming loneliness emboldens him to seek out human contact. Subsequent stories include "Herbert West-Reanimator," written as a satire of Frankenstein and used as the source for a popular horror film; "In the Vault," in which an undertaker experiences supernatural revenge; "Cool Air," an account of a doctor's fanatical obsession with defying death; and "Pickman's Model," focusing on an artist's gallery of nightmares. "The Thing on the Doorstep" concludes the compilation with the compelling tale of a man whose body is preyed upon by a spirit that refuses to die.
ZnO has been the central theme of research in the past decade due to its various applications in band gap engineering, and textile and biomedical industries. In nanostructured form, it offers ample opportunities to realize tunable optical and optoelectronic properties and it was also termed as a potential material to realize room temperature ferromagnetism. This book presents 17 high-quality contributory chapters on ZnO related systems written by experts in this field. These chapters will help researchers to understand and explore the varied physical properties to envisage device applications of ZnO in thin film, heterostructure and nanostructure forms.
Jesse-- hell bent on making a name in public relations, she's grown up in the world of celebrities as the daughter of New York's most sought-after interior designer, Francine Deveraux. Charming men and beautiful women never impressed Jesse--until she meets Oliver Harnett, a dead ringer for Brad Pitt. The last thing on Jesse's agenda is love. Oliver--has just about everything. Fame. White House connections, a gorgeous mistress and he's finally realizing his dream....a new restaurant in Manhattan--Zing. Oliver wants the world to know about his restaurant. However, he's borrowed heavily from his parents and when he takes Jesse to meet them in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, Oliver realizes Jesse is the kind of dedicated and loyal woman he wants in his life. Julie Redmond--trophy wife of a US Senator many years her senior, Julie is bored with Washington and politics. She's perfectly happy with her affair with Oliver. When Julie realizes that Oliver has fallen for Jesse, she undermines his restaurant, hoping Oliver will come back to Washington. When her schemes fail, Julie realizes that she'll go to any lengths to keep Oliver for herself, including killing Jesse. NICK MOUSSAPOULIS--Greek, handsome, quirky, talented and successful screenplay writer, Nick senses Jesse's broken heart at their first meeting. He believes together they can create an unstoppable LA force in the movie business. Nick is persuasive and succeeds in coercing Jesse to move to LA where he hopes she can forget Oliver Harnett.
New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time--an ode to language, at the heart of our humanity, a meditation on death, and an embrace of life.Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say "an uncertain farewell" to her as she surrenders her body. "We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn't it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?" These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book's narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing "the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth." Don DeLillo's seductive, spectacularly observed and brilliant new novel weighs the darkness of the world--terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague--against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, "the intimate touch of earth and sun." Zero K is glorious.
All the intricate, electronic witchery of the 21st century could not pin guilt on fabulous Lonnie Raichi, the irreproachable philanthropist. But Jason, the cop, was sweating it out ... searching for that fourth and final and all-knowing rule that would kn
The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. This book follows on the earlier volumes Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, 2010, and 2011.
This book is devoted to the new development of zeolitic catalysts with an emphasis on new strategies for the preparation of zeolites, novel techniques for their characterization and emerging applications of zeolites as catalysts for sustainable chemistry, especially in the fields of energy, biomass conversion and environmental protection. Over the years, energy and the environment have become the most important global issues, while zeolitic catalysts play important roles in addressing them. With individual chapters written by leading experts, this book offers an essential reference work for researchers and professionals in both academia and industry. Feng-Shou Xiao is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China. Xiangju Meng is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China.
Zenith Part 1 by Sasha Alsberg,Lindsay Cummings will be available Nov 28, 2016. Preorder your copy today!
In this book, leading international experts explore the emerging concept of the zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) - designed to meet the need for social, economic, and environmental sustainability - and provide all of the knowledge required for the delivery of zero energy mass customized housing and community developments in developed and developing countries. The coverage is wide ranging, progressing from explanation of the meaning of sustainable development to discussion of challenges and trends in mass housing, the advantages and disadvantages of prefabricated methods of construction, and the concepts of mass customization, mass personalization, and inclusive design. A chapter on energy use will aid the reader in designing and retrofitting housing to reduce energy demand and/or improve energy end-use efficiency. Passive design strategies and active technologies (especially solar) are thoroughly reviewed. Application of the ZEMCH construction criteria to new buildings and refurbishment of old houses is explained and the methods and value of building performance simulation, analyzed. The concluding chapter presents examples of ZEMCH projects from around the world, with discussion of marketing strategy, design, quality assurance, and delivery challenges. The book will be invaluable as a training/teaching tool for both students and industry partners.
Zee is torn between making a statement with graffiti and making art. (RL3.2)
Thissecond edition details new emerging areas of zebrafish research focusing on geneticsand genomics, techniques for developing and analyzing zebrafish disease models,and methods for neuroscience. Zebrafish:Methods and Protocols, Second Edition guides readers through methods for mutagenesisand genome editing in zebrafish, applicationsof GFP-expressing transgenic fish, techniques for cancer models, imaging of infectionand host-pathogen interactions, metabolism and transport of lipids, and the structure and function of neural circuitsand their role in generating behavior. Written in the highlysuccessful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters includeintroductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials andreagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips ontroubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical Zebrafish: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition is a usefulcomplement to the first book for new and experienced zebrafish researcheralike.
A Christian homeschooling mom of a large family, Suzy LaBonte never imagined one of her children might die by suicide. She received an agonizing blow the day her sixteen-year-old son, Zachary, without threat or forewarning, chose to end his own life. The following months were bleak and sorrowful as Suzy struggled down a confusing path of shock, anger, guilt, and depression. Slowly putting one foot in front of the other, Suzy focused on the unfailing character of God, her husband's faithful partnership, and the hopeful faces of the children before her. Plodding and stumbling toward understanding and healing, Suzy found that God's faithful companionship and the promises of His Word lightened the darkest hours and sustained her life. Healing came slowly and with it, transforming lessons of pain and courage. With a passion to reach out to encourage other suicide survivors, Suzy shares the healing that is found in Christ Jesus.Includes a Survival Guide for those impacted by suicide and suggested resources for further support.
This work develops novel data analysis techniques enabling aspects of the Standard Model of particle physics to be tested with unprecedented precision using data from the DZero experiment at the high energy "Tevatron" proton-antiproton collider at Fermilab, Chicago. Vesterinen's measurements of the transverse momentum of Z bosons using the novel variable φ* have exposed deficiencies in the current state-of-the-art theoretical predictions for vector boson production at hadron colliders. These techniques are now being used in the experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and have stimulated considerable interest in the theoretical particle physics community. Furthermore, Vesterinen's measurements of the cross sections for the production of pairs of vector bosons (WZ and ZZ) are to date the most precise ever made.
This is the English YuvakBharathi book for 12th standard from Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary Education Pune in English
A Mother's Christmas Wish After an accident leaves Celeste Monroe to raise her baby nephew, all she wants is to provide one-year-old Parker with a happy life. She hopes taking a job caring for injured Sam Sheffield will help fulfill that goal. But Sam's determination to avoid the world throws a wrench in her plans. Despite his best efforts, Sam can't take his eyes off the pretty caretaker. Her strength and her loving nature has him falling for her-and her baby. But he refuses to burden them with a man who's not whole. Can Celeste convince Sam he's daddy-and husband-material in time for them to celebrate Christmas together?
The Yugoslav Wars in Literary Representation: Literature, Postmodernism, and the Ethics of Representationby Dragana Obradovic
In Writing the Yugoslav Wars, Dragana Obradović analyses how the Yugoslav wars of secession helped shape the region's literary culture. Obradović argues that the crisis of the country's disintegration posed an ethical challenge to self-identified postmodernists. This book takes a transnational approach to literatures of the former Yugoslavia that have been, since the 1990s, studied separately, in line with geopolitical divisions. This post-socialist conflict was one of the moments that reshaped postmodernism for both local and international thinkers, much in the same way modernism was shaped by World War I and the advent of mechanized warfare.
Fourth edition of a text which offers explanations of the processes by which we produce voice and speech sounds, such as consonants and vowels, in American English. Included are exercises and practice guidelines for enhancing or correcting voice quality and the pronunciation of sounds and words.
"Evan's content is always inspirational. It'll make you want to go out and run through a brick wall to achieve your goals." --Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author of The School of GreatnessIn this bold and empowering guide, entrepreneur and social media sensation Evan Carmichael shares the secret to turbo-charging your path to success on your own terms. With thought-provoking questions and inspiring, instructive examples, Your One Word will help you nail down your personal mottos - the word that captures your purpose and passion. With this operating philosophy in hand, you will then learn how to leverage this powerful tool to create the business and future of your dreams.Aimed at entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs, managers, and anyone else who wants to achieve success in a powerfully meaningful way, Your One Word more than just a useful tool. It's also an inspiring and enlightening read.From the Hardcover edition.
This book of Poetry has been written because of some of the most unfortunate circumstances that occur in the life of the writer. In this book of poetry you will experience encouragement, restoration and a push to keep dreaming no matter what the circumstances offer in life. Alesia Christina Wong is no ordinary seventeen-year-old young lady. She was born in 1999. She is young in age but old in maturity and knowledge. She is 'blessed 'to be the only child of her parents and believes in her dreams and passions. A firm believer in Jesus Christ, she is a proud spiritual daughter of Bishop Robin and Lady Veronica Dinnanauth. She credits her spiritual father, Bishop Robin, for pushing her to her full potential in putting together this book and more to come.
Having good health isn't just a matter of knowing the facts about what to eat or how to stay well. It's also thinking critically about those facts and knowing how to apply them to your daily life. The life skills presented in this program can help you do just that. Thinking through and using the skills to apply your growing health knowledge can help you attain the goal of good health.
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