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Η εγγονή: Isländernes Lovbog I Fristatens Tid. Text I, Volume 1... (Quick, quick, slow – Η λέσχη χορού Lietzensee #1)

by Χριστίνα Ντρέκου Annemarie Nikolaus

Η Μαντελίν Λαγκράνζε, η εγγονή του προέδρου της «Λέσχης χορού Lietzensee» θεωρεί τον κοινωνικό χορό ως μια απλή πολιτισμική τεχνική, την οποία μαθαίνει χωρίς μεγάλη φιλοδοξία. Και τότε συναντά τους χορευτές Square Dance της λέσχης. Και η καρδιά της μαγεύεται όχι μόνο από τον χορό, αλλά και από τον Caller της ομάδας, τον αμερικάνο Κρις Ράινχαρτ. <P><P> Ο Κρις συναρπάζεται από την πρώτη στιγμή με την Μαντελίν. Εκείνος όμως είναι ο προπονητής της ομάδας κι εκείνη είναι ανήλικη. Γι΄αυτό αγωνίζεται ενάντια στην ολοένα αυξανόμενη στοργή που αισθάνεται για κείνη και απαρνιέται τα συναισθήματά του απέναντί της. <P><P> Ενώ η Μαντελίν με την αδιαλλαξία των δεκαεπτά της χρόνων προσπαθεί να αποπλανήσει τον Κρις, ο παππούς της κάνει ότι περνά από το χέρι του για να τον εξορίσει διά παντός από το σωματείο κι έτσι να απομακρύνει τον έναν από τον άλλο.

Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History

by Abraham Aamidor

His is the name on the label of the legendary Converse All-Star basketball shoe. Though the shoe has been worn by hundreds of millions, few, if any, know a thing about the man behind the name. Some even believe that there is no such person, that he is a marketer's fabrication like Betty Crocker. But "Chuck Taylor" was more than a rubber-soled, double-wall canvas-body shoe with a circular ankle patch, with a bright blue star in the middle and a signature across it. He may not have been a Michael Jordan, but Chuck Taylor did earn the right to be the face behind the most popular shoe in basketball.For this first-ever biography, Abraham Aamidor went on a three-year quest to learn the true story of Chuck Taylor. The search took him across the country, tracking down leads, and separating truth from legend--discovering that the truth, warts and all, was much more interesting than the myth. He found Chuck involved with "industrial league" basketball in the 1920s, working as a wartime coach with the Army Air Force, and organizing clinic after clinic. He was a true "ambassador of basketball" in Europe and South America as well as all over the United States. And he was, to be sure, a consummate marketing genius. He was elected to the Sporting Goods Hall of Fame before his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This biography makes it clear that he belongs in both.

The Bluefin Tuna Fishery in the Bay of Biscay: Its Relationship With The Crisis Of Catches Of Large Specimens In The East Atlantic Fisheries From The 1960s (Springerbriefs In Biology Ser.)

by Pablo Abaunza José Luis Cort

This open access book is an original contribution to the knowledge on fishing and research associated with one of the most enigmatic fish of our seas: bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L.). Based on available evidence, it reconstructs the possible methods used to catch large spawners in the Strait of Gibraltar thousands of years ago and describes the much more recent overfishing that led to a great reduction in the catches of the trap fishery on the area and the disappearance of the northern European fisheries. It is the first book to relate the overfishing of juvenile fishes in certain areas to the decline of large spawners in other very distant areas, revealing one of the main underlying causes of this decline, which has remained a mystery to the fishing sector and scientists alike for over 50 years. This finding should serve to prevent similar cases from arising in the future.

Communicating the Environment to Save the Planet: A Journey Into Eco-communication

by Maurizio Abbati

This book, based on authoritative sources and reports, links environmental communication to different fields of competence: environment, sustainability, journalism, mass media, architecture, design, art, green and circular economy, public administration, big event management and legal language. The manual offers a new, scientifically based perspective, and adopts a theoretical-practical approach, providing readers with qualified best practices, case studies and 22 exclusive interviews with professionals. A fluent style of writing leads the readers through specific details, enriching their knowledge without being boring. As such it is an excellent preparatory and interdisciplinary academic tool intended for university students, scholars, professionals, and anyone who would like to know more on the matter.

Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

by Edward Abbey

Jack Burns is a cowboy and a man out of time. He has a steadfast refusal to accept the what he perceives as the tyranny of the twentieth century world he lives in and instead, Burns opts to ride his feisty chestnut mare across the New West--what was once a beautiful, unblemished land but that is now tarnished by airstrips and superhighways. He rejects contemporary society, refuses to register for the draft, and cuts down any and all fences he encounters.<P><P> It is this personal code of ethics and way of being that get Jack into trouble with the law, and soon enough he finds himself running from the very thing that could break his spirit--a fight for his freedom which, if caught, he may have to swap for the confinement of a grubby jail cell.<P> The novel was adapted into the 1962 film Lonely Are the Brave starring Kirk Douglas.

The Monkey Wrench Gang (P. S. Ser.)

by Edward Abbey

The bridge, bedecked with bunting, streamers and Day-Glo banners, was ready. The throng prepared to unloose a cheer or two. Suddenly the centre of the bridge rose up and broke in two along a jagged zigzag time. What they're planning next?

Compilación de relatos eróticos: La colección de relatos sexuales románticos más calientes

by James Abbott

Una compilación de relatos eróticos para mujeres. Relatos románticos para dormir. Los relatos romanticos más calientes para adultos.

Human Work Interaction Design. Designing Engaging Automation: 5th IFIP WG 13.6 Working Conference, HWID 2018, Espoo, Finland, August 20 - 21, 2018, Revised Selected Papers (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology #544)

by José Abdelnour-Nocera Frederica Gonçalves Arminda Lopes Pedro Campos Torkil Clemmensen Virpi Roto Barbara Rita Barricelli

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th IFIP WG 13.6 Working Conference on Human Work Interaction Design, HWID 2018, held in Espoo, Finland, in August 2018.The 19 revised and extended full papers presented were carefully selected for inclusion in this volume. The papers deal with the analysis and interaction design of a variety of complex work and life contexts found in different business and application domains. They focus on interaction design for work engagement taking usability of interactive systems to the next level by providing employees pleasurable and meaningful experiences via the tools used at work. The papers are organized in two sections: the first section presents cases of HWID in practice, while the second one focuses on methodological discussion.

Proceedings of the 10th National Technical Seminar on Underwater System Technology 2018: NUSYS'18 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #538)

by Nor Rul Abdullah Maziyah Mat Noh Rosdiyana Samad Mahfuzah Mustafa Dwi Pebrianti Hamzah Ahmad Zainah Md Zain

This book presents cutting-edge research papers in the field of Underwater System Technology in Malaysia and Asia in general. The topics covered include intelligent robotics, novel sensor technologies, control algorithms, acoustic signal processing, imaging techniques, biomimetic robots, green energy sources, and underwater communication backbones and protocols. The book showcases some of the latest technologies and applications developed to facilitate local marine exploration and exploitation. It also addresses related topics concerning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) outlined by the United Nations.

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee (The Spectacular Spelling Bee #1)

by Deborah Abela

A heartwarming story about a girl who's afraid to follow her dreams, and the family who help make them happen.India Wimple can spell. Brilliantly. Every Friday night, she and her family watch the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee on TV. When the Wimples suggest she enter the next Bee, India feels nothing but trepidation. She's sure she's not good enough - but with the support of her family, India finds the courage to sign up. There are plenty of obstacles to reaching the finals, like Summer Millicent Ernestine Beauregard-Champion, a spoiled rich girl who isn't afraid to step on anyone who gets in her way of winning. The whole thing seems rather calamitous to India. But with hope, hard work, and a little bit of heart, something splendiferous might be on the horizon...

The Blade Itself (The First Law Trilogy #1)

by Joe Abercrombie

Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian--leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules. Inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal come home in a box. But then Glokta hates everyone: cutting treason out of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendship. His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of government... if he can stay alive long enough to follow it. Enter the wizard, Bayaz. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Logen, Jezal, and Glokta,a whole lot more difficult.... Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood. Unpredictable, compelling, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Blade Itself is noir fantasy with a real cutting edge.

American Government: Stories of a Nation

by Scott F. Abernathy

In the Second Edition of American Government, author Scott F. Abernathy tunes in to the voices of all Americans, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. From the Constitutional Convention to Ferguson, Missouri, each chapter features rich, personal narratives that illustrate how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. It focuses on real people, the actions they take, the struggles they face, and how their choices influence outcomes. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Participation is at the heart of this groundbreaking new text, with ample background on how and why to participate. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter.

American Government: Stories of a Nation, The Essentials

by Scott F. Abernathy

In the Second Edition of American Government, Essentials Edition, author Scott F. Abernathy tunes in to the voices of all Americans, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. From the Constitutional Convention to Ferguson, Missouri, each chapter features rich, personal narratives that illustrate how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. It focuses on real people, the actions they take, the struggles they face, and how their choices influence outcomes. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Participation is at the heart of this groundbreaking new text, with ample background on how and why to participate. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter. American Government, Essentials Edition, is identical to the full version of the text, minus the three policy chapters.

American Government: Stories of a Nation, The Essentials

by Scott F. Abernathy

In the Second Edition of American Government, Essentials Edition, author Scott F. Abernathy tunes in to the voices of all Americans, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. From the Constitutional Convention to Ferguson, Missouri, each chapter features rich, personal narratives that illustrate how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. It focuses on real people, the actions they take, the struggles they face, and how their choices influence outcomes. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Participation is at the heart of this groundbreaking new text, with ample background on how and why to participate. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter. American Government, Essentials Edition, is identical to the full version of the text, minus the three policy chapters.

American Government: Stories of a Nation

by Scott F. Abernathy

In the Second Edition of American Government, author Scott F. Abernathy tunes in to the voices of all Americans, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. From the Constitutional Convention to Ferguson, Missouri, each chapter features rich, personal narratives that illustrate how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. It focuses on real people, the actions they take, the struggles they face, and how their choices influence outcomes. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Participation is at the heart of this groundbreaking new text, with ample background on how and why to participate. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter.

Essays That Will Get You into College (Essays That Will Get You Into... Ser.)

by Roz Abero Dan Kaufman Adrienne Dowhan Chris Dowhan

College applicants will find a wealth of guidance for the essay-writing portion of their applications in this trusted book. This updated fourth edition presents 50 model essays written by successful Ivy League college applicants. Each essay is followed by constructive comments that delve into both the strong and weak points in its author’s style and content. <P><P>Also includes practical advice from students who have been accepted by several of the nation’s most competitive colleges. They’ll go even further into the essay-writing process by discussing what they did right, how many rewrites they needed, where they looked for outside help, and more. Students will also find help for the new Common Application as well as interview tips.

Participatory Research for Health and Social Well-Being

by Tineke Abma Sarah Banks Tina Cook Sónia Dias Wendy Madsen Jane Springett Michael T. Wright

This textbook is a comprehensive guide for students interested in using participatory research to improve people’s health and well-being. It is especially designed for those working in the fields of health and social welfare who are embarking on participatory research for the first time. It covers all phases in participatory research from “getting started,” to “acting for change,” “continuing the journey” and “articulating impact.” Its unique format helps readers understand the essence of participatory research as a comprehensive approach for doing research which is underpinned by a set of fundamental values.The many real life examples of participatory research projects from around the world inspire readers to find creative ways to manage their own research while opening up new horizons in their work.

Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing: Modeling, Detection, And Estimation (Modern Acoustics And Signal Processing Series)

by Douglas A. Abraham

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the detection and processing of signals in underwater acoustics. Background material on active and passive sonar systems, underwater acoustics, and statistical signal processing makes the book a self-contained and valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, and active practitioners alike. <P><P>Signal detection topics span a range of common signal types including signals of known form such as active sonar or communications signals; signals of unknown form, including passive sonar and narrowband signals; and transient signals such as marine mammal vocalizations. This text, along with its companion volume on beamforming, provides a thorough treatment of underwater acoustic signal processing that speaks to its author’s broad experience in the field.

Jewish Life in the Middle Ages

by Israel Abrahams

Highly readable social history comprehensively examines life of European Jews, from approximately the late 10th-century to the early 1500s. Topics include social functions of the synagogue, communal organizations, love, courtship and marriage, monogamy and home life, trades and occupations, medieval pastimes and personal relations between Christians and Jews.

Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

by Rachel Carlton Abrams Doug Abrams Julie Schwartz Gottman John Gottman

Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversations—on essential topics such as money, sex, and trust—from two of the world’s leading marriage researchers and clinicians. Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effort—and it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner. Drawing on forty years of research from their world-famous Love Lab, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman invite couples on eight fun, easy, and profoundly rewarding dates, each one focused on a make-or-break issue: trust, conflict, sex, money, family, adventure, spirituality, and dreams. Interactive activities and prompts provide motivation to stay open, stay curious, and, most of all, stay talking to each other. And the range—from the four skills you need for intimate conversation (including Put Into Words What You Are Feeling) to tips on being honest about your needs, while also validating your partner’s own emotions—will resonate, whether you’re newly together or a longtime couple looking to fortify your bond. You will discover (or rediscover) your partner like never before—and be able to realize your hopes and dreams for the love you desire and deserve.

The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives

by Sasha Abramsky

Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by " The New York Times Book Review" Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book "The Other America," in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working pooruthe tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In many ways, for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm. "The American Way of Poverty" shines a light on this travesty. Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows and, ultimately, suggests ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty. It is, Harrington believed, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, so many people could be so poor. Written in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, "The American Way of Poverty" brings that same powerful indignation to the topic. "

Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream

by Sasha Abramsky

Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism more far more common acts of violence? Why does a disease like Ebola, which killed only a handful of Americans, provoke panic, whereas the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn?Jumping at Shadows is Sasha Abramsky's searing account of America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. Taking readers on a dramatic journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists, he delivers an eye-popping analysis of our misconceptions about risk and threats. What emerges is a shocking portrait of a political and cultural landscape that is, increasingly, defined by our worst fears and rampant anxieties.Ultimately, Abramsky shows that how we calculate risk and deal with fear can teach us a great deal about ourselves, exposing deeply ingrained strains of racism, classism, and xenophobia within our culture, as well as our growing susceptibility to the toxic messages of demagogues.

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts

by Jill Abramson

The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, we follow two legacy (The New York Times and The Washington Post) and two upstart (BuzzFeed and VICE) companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs. new media.Merchants of Truth is the groundbreaking and gripping story of the precarious state of the news business told by one of our most eminent journalists. Jill Abramson follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials. We get to know the defenders of the legacy presses as well as the outsized characters who are creating the new speed-driven media competitors. The players include Jeff Bezos and Marty Baron (The Washington Post), Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet (The New York Times), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), and Shane Smith (VICE) as well as their reporters and anxious readers. Merchants of Truth raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society. We are facing a crisis in trust that threatens the free press. Abramson’s book points us to the future.

Peacebuilding and Sustainable Human Development: The Pursuit of the Bangsamoro Right to Self-Determination (The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science #16)

by Ayesah Uy Abubakar

This book presents the protracted right to self-determination conflict between the Philippine state and the Bangsamoro group in Mindanao, Philippines. In the five decades of attempts to achieve peace, a key element is the Bangsamoros’ search for a kind of development that is compatible with their aspirations for freedom and their future. This book presents a study of the Bangsamoro communities and their social constructions of conflict, peace and development. It examines the viability of the sustainable human development framework for application in their challenging realities. The usefulness of the sustainable human development framework lies not only in its use of human development parameters like the Human Development Index. It also provides an approach towards development that synergizes with the sustainable peace framework – an imperative for Mindanao. At the centre of this approach is the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Participatory Learning and Action methodology for eliciting responses, stimulating discussion, documenting verbal and non-verbal ideas and carrying out small-scale projects to demonstrate community participation. The book concludes with two main points: that (a) both sustainable human development and peacebuilding are mutually reinforcing frameworks aimed at achieving the same human development goals, and (b) the pursuit of the right to self-determination is enhanced, as both frameworks are combined to provide a context for the attainment of peace in Mindanao.

Edgar Allan Poe's Petersburg: The Untold Story of the Raven in the Cockade City

by Jeffrey Abugel

Antebellum Petersburg was a melting pot of French, Haitian, Scotch-Irish and free black populations. It was in this eclectic city that the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, chose to take his new wife, thirteen-year-old first cousin Virginia Clemm, on their honeymoon in 1836. Join author Jeffrey Abugel as he traces the steps of the controversial couple through imaginative scenes of historic Petersburg. From Poe's own mother performing in the local venues to the poet's lasting friendship with Petersburg native and publisher Hiram Haines, Abugel reveals an overlooked place in Poe's fascinating life. Walk along the cobblestones of history to discover a forgotten past of a literary giant.

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