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Zwischen Laïcité und Theokratie: Der Konflikt zwischen Islamist:innen und Säkularen in Tunesien (Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens)

by Valerian Thielicke

Seit dem Übergang zur Demokratie in Tunesien scheint der Konflikt zwischen der islamistischen Ennahda und den nichtislamistischen Parteien das Parteiensystem zu strukturieren, dennoch besteht Uneinigkeit über den Konfliktgegenstand. Durch eine vertiefte Analyse der vorfindbaren kollektiven belief systems, konnte der Band den Unterschied in den Wertevorstellungen und Ansichten der Islamist:innen und Nichtislamist:innen herausarbeiten und zeigen, dass sie sich tatsächlich unterscheiden. Dabei steht nicht die Ordnung des religiösen Feldes bzw. das Verhältnis der Religion im Staat im Zentrum, sondern ihre Vorstellungen von der nationalen identität und der idealen Einrichtung der Demokratie.

Zoya: An epic, unputdownable read from the worldwide bestseller

by Danielle Steel

THE WORLD'S FAVOURITE STORYTELLERNEARLY ONE BILLION COPIES SOLD One woman's odyssey through a century of turmoil . . . St Petersburg: one famous night of violence in the October Revolution ends the lavish life of the Romanov court forever - shattering the dreams of young Countess Zoya Ossupov.Paris: under the shadow of the Great War, émigrés struggle for survival as taxi drivers, seamstresses and ballet dancers. Zoya flees there in poverty - and leaves in glory.America: a glittering world of flappers, fast cars and furs in the Roaring Twenties; a world of comfort and café society that would come crashing down without warning. An epic and romantic tale from one of the best-loved writers of all time. Perfect for fans of Penny Vincenzi, Lucinda Riley and Maeve BinchyPRAISE FOR DANIELLE STEEL:'Emotional and gripping . . . I was left in no doubt as to the reasons behind Steel's multi-million sales around the world' DAILY MAIL'Danielle Steel is undeniably an expert' NEW YORK TIMES

Zooplankton: Sensory Ecology and Physiology

by Petra H. Lenz; Daniel K. Hartline; Jennifer E. Purcell; David L. Macmillan

Zooplankton is a major work of reference for researchers in plankton biology, physiology and behavior, which combines behavioral and psychological approaches to the study of plankton on present and interdisciplinary investigation of sensory processes in pelagic environments. The breadth of perspective thus achieved provides valuable insights into the larger scale ecological processes of biological productivity, community structure and population dynamics. Technological advances in almost all aspects of biological research have opened up opportunities for a re-examination of the sensory ecology of planktonic organisms. In this wide-ranging collection, leading researchers in planktonic behavior and physiology address the rapidly developing interface between these two major areas. The studies presented range from the laboratory to the field and from the cell to the whole organism, but share the common goal of understanding the special sensory world of organisms that live in pelagic environments and how their behavior and physiology relate to it.

The Zookeeper of Belfast: A heart-stopping WW2 historical novel based on an incredible true story

by S. Kirk Walsh

As the bombs rain down on the city, Belfast's first ever female zookeeper must fight to save the baby elephant in her charge in this gripping, uplifting tale based on a true story.1941. With the men away fighting, animal-lover Hettie Quin is made Belfast Zoo's first ever female zookeeper. She is put in charge of Violet, a three-year-old Indian elephant, and they soon form a special bond. With Violet at her side, Hettie can almost escape the grim reality of her life: the father who has abandoned her family; the sister who recently died; the war that's raging hundreds of miles away.But the devastation of war is closer than she thought. When the bombs begin to rain down on the city, Hettie must gather all her courage to protect those she loves the most. Can she save Violet - and get through unscathed herself?Based on a true story, The Zookeeper of Belfast is a gripping and uplifting tribute to what one woman's courage and tenacity can achieve in the most dire of circumstances - perfect for fans of Heather Morris, Natasha Lester, Kate Furnivall, Mandy Robotham and Fiona Valpy.Praise for THE ZOOKEEPER OF BELFAST:'Walsh delivers a turbulent portrait of life in a divided city . . . A unique perspective of a country at war and the lengths people will go for those they love.' - Kirkus Reviews'Sensitively rendered and finely drawn, this remarkable story, based on true events, is both uplifting and heartbreaking.' - Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train'Walsh has written a novel of deep affection and knife-edge suspense. A brilliant debut.' - Margot Livesey, author of The Boy in The Field'An elephant, a young zookeeper, the city of Belfast, bombings, and an IRA member are the improbable characters in this captivating and intimately felt novel that tells the story of a young woman's uncommon devotion and courage under fire.' - Lily Tuck, author of Sisters'A zoo in wartime Belfast and a young woman's fierce love for the elephant in her care come vividly to life in this beautiful, beguiling, and atmospheric debut novel.' - Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos·Cinematic in scope and brimming with emotion, this is a soaring work of historical imagination.' - Karen Olsson, author of All the Houses

Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism, and the Nation

by Imre Szeman

Attempts by writers and intellectuals in former colonies to create unique national cultures are often thwarted by a context of global modernity, which discourages particularity and uniqueness. In describing unstable social and political cultures, such "third-world intellectuals" often find themselves torn between the competing literary requirements of the "local" culture of the colony and the cosmopolitan, "world" culture introduced by Western civilization.In Zones of Instability, Imre Szeman examines the complex relationship between literature and politics by exploring the production of nationalist literature in the former British empire. Taking as his case studies the regions of the British Caribbean, Nigeria, and Canada, Szeman analyzes the work of authors for whom the idea of the"nation" and literature are inexorably entwined, such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon, and V.S. Naipaul. Szeman focuses on literature created in the two decades after World War II, decades in which the future prospects for many colonies went from extreme political optimism to extreme political disappointment. He finds that the "nation" can be read as that space in which literature is thought to be able to conjoin two things that history has separated—the writer and the people.

Zombie Surf Commandos from Mars! (The Weird Zone #1)

by Tony Abbott

Life in Grover's Mill is never boring. When best friends Liz, Holly, and Jeff arrive at the local lake one morning, they know it is only a matter of time before something weird happens. And unfortunately, they're right. When disgusting alien zombies start rising from the center of the lake, the trio must escape--or their brains will become an afternoon snack! Now the three kids must put their heads together to stop the hungry monsters and save their town from destruction. But when Holly is marked as the next victim, can Liz and Jeff save her from a grisly fate?

Zombie Jamboree

by Jennifer Rardin

A reality show host is in for a night she never expected when zombies take over her show, in this short story from author Jennifer Rardin.

Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback (Zombie Apocalypse! #2)

by Stephen Jones

This long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Zombie Apocalypse! is once again a 'mosaic novel' which weaves together contributions from big-name horror writers in the form of essays, reports, letters, official documents and transcripts to create a coherent and compelling narrative. In volume one old-school, flesh-eating zombies spread 'The Death' around the world. Now, the fightback begins. Praise for Zombie Apocalypse:Clever, gruesome, poignant and pacy . . . it's hard to avoid this book's clutches - much like the shambling corpses that fill its pages. Financial Times.'An innovative, collaborative venture.' The Bookseller.'Moving, funny, terrifying and strikingly original.' SFX.

Zombie Apocalypse! Acapulcalypse Now (Zombie Apocalypse! Spinoff #3)

by Stephen Jones Alison Littlewood

The Hotel Baktun is an exclusive vacation complex that is about to open on the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Owned by a mysterious multi-millionaire businessman, it is shaped like an ancient Mayan pyramid and its halls are lined with rare and expensive artefacts.For Stacy Keenan, the hotel's new Head of Security, things are already chaotic as the locals continue to put the finishing touches to the festivities while VIPs begin to arrive for the grand opening. When a Russian cruise ship turns along the shore and disgorges its cargo of flesh-eating zombies, the guests and staff soon fragment into various factions as they struggle to withstand the spread of HRV (Human Reanimation Virus).As the armies of the dead conquer all that stand before them, and the human survivors prepare for a final battle against an unstoppable enemy, a horror even more ancient and terrible is revealed when 'The Death' comes to Paradise . . .

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

by Zoe Adjonyoh

'Zoe's Ghana Kitchen introduces you to dishes - sweet with peanuts and hot with chillies - that have big flavours and are satisfyingly no-nonsense. Cooking out of it has left me yearning for pork ribs in sticky plantain sauce and lamb and peanut butter stew as well as simple grilled fish. And I had no idea how easy it was to pair smoked fish with yams, squash and ginger. Chalé, the basic hot tomato sauce (spiked with ginger and a little curry powder), which is used as the base for many of the recipes, is a godsend.' - Diana Henry"I believe we are on the cusp of an African food revolution. There is a longing to try something that is actually new, not just re-spun, and African cuisines are filling that gap. It's the last continent of relatively unexplored food in the mainstream domain. For too long Africans have kept this incredible food a greedy secret." - Zoe Adjonyoh Ghanian food is always fun, always relaxed and always tasty! From Pan-roasted Cod with Grains of Paradise and Nkruma (Okra) Tempura to Coconut & Cassava Cake and Cubeb Spiced Shortbread, this is contemporary African food for simply everyone. If you're already familiar with good home-cooked Ghanaian food, you'll find new ways to incorporate typical flavours - such as plenty of fresh fish and seafood, hearty salads and spices with a kick. If you're new to it, you'll no doubt be surprised and delighted at the relative ease of cooking these tempting dishes. Most of the ingredients are easy to come by at supermarkets or local shops, and the recipes are super flexible - you can take the basic principles and adapt them easily to what you have available in your cupboard or fridge. Zoe's Ghana Kitchen will help you bring something truly exciting and flavour-packed to the kitchen. Get ready to bring African food to the masses.

Zoe the Skating Fairy: The Sporty Fairies Book 3 (Rainbow Magic #3)

by Daisy Meadows

Get ready for an exciting fairy adventure with the no. 1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up. Everyone in Fairyland is preparing for the Fairy Olympics, but Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the magic sporty items so they can win by cheating! And with the items missing, the human Olympics will be ruined too...can Rachel and Kirsty get the items back before it's too late? 'These stories are magic; they turn children into readers!' Read all seven fairy adventures in the Sporty Fairies set! Helena the Horse-riding Fairy; Francesca the Football Fairy; Zoe the Skating Fairy; Naomi the Netball Fairy; Samantha the Swimming Fairy; Alice the Tennis Fairy; Gemma the Gymnastics Fairy. If you like Rainbow Magic, check out Daisy Meadows' other series: Magic Animal Friends and Unicorn Magic!

Zimmer Men: The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer

by Marcus Berkmann

Ten years after his classic Rain Men - 'cricket's answer to Fever Pitch,' said the Daily Telegraph - Marcus Berkmann returns to the strange and wondrous world of village cricket, where players sledge their team-mates, umpires struggle to count up to six, the bails aren't on straight and the team that fields after a hefty tea invariably loses. This time he's on the trail of the Ageing Cricketer, having suddenly realised that he is one himself and playing in a team with ten others every weekend. In their minds they run around the field as fast as ever; it's only their legs that let them down. ZIMMER MEN asks all the important questions of middle-aged cricketers. Why is that boundary rope suddenly so far away? Are you doomed to getting worse as a cricketer, or could you get better? How many pairs of trousers will your girth destroy in one summer? Chronicling the 2004 season, with its many humiliating defeats and random injuries, this coruscatingly funny new book laughs in the face of middle age, and starts thinking seriously about buying a convertible.

Zima Blue: And Other Stories

by Alastair Reynolds

A fabulous collection spanning the galaxies and career of SF superstar Alastair ReynoldsReynolds' pursuit of truth is not limited to wide-angle star smashing - not that stars don't get pulverised when one character is gifted (or cursed) with an awful weapon by the legendary Merlin. Reynolds' protagonists find themselves in situations of betrayal, whether by a loved one's accidental death, as in 'Signal to Noise', or by a trusted wartime authority, in 'Spirey and the Queen'. His fertile imagination can resurrect Elton John on Mars in 'Understanding Space and Time' or make prophets of the human condition out of pool-cleaning robots in the title story.But overall, the stories in ZIMA BLUE represent a more optimistic take on humanity's future, a view that says there may be wars, there may be catastrophes and cosmic errors, but something human will still survive.


by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee


Ziele des Literaturunterrichts: Eine quantitativ-empirische Analyse von beliefs bei Deutschlehramtsstudierenden

by Cornelius Herz

Warum sollte Literatur im Schulunterricht des 21. Jahrhunderts thematisiert werden? Die vorliegende quantitativ-empirische Fragebogenstudie untersucht dieses Themenfeld bei zukünftigen Lehrer*innengenerationen an deutschen Universitäten. Dazu wurden in Auseinandersetzung mit teils widersprüchlichen Forschungsergebnissen der letzten beiden Dekaden Haltungen bzw. beliefs bei Studierenden des Schulfaches Deutsch für die Sekundarstufen ergründet und in Bezug auf neue Impulse für bisherige Befunde ausgewertet. Insbesondere anhand fachlicher Dimensionen lassen sich unterschiedliche Gruppierungen charakterisieren. In dieser Form werfen die Analysen ebenfalls Fragen zur Selbstverständigung über die Schwerpunkte der literaturdidaktischen Ausbildung auf. So bieten sie über Aussagen zu den Lehrer*innen von morgen und zu deutschdidaktischen Aushandlungsprozessen hinaus Ansatzpunkte für hochschuldidaktische Perspektiven.

Zibanjwa Zisemaphuphu Inoveli Namanothi: UBC contracted

by Mm Masondo

Baqinisile abadala uma bethi zibanjwa zisemaphuphu. Le ndaba ibhalelwe intsha esafunda isikole, ibhalwe ngolimi olusezingeni eliphezulu futhi iheha ngangokuthi ngeke uyibeke phansi uma usuke wayithatha wayifunda. Kusa kusa. Kule ndaba sethulelwa intombazane esencane enguNomusa edabuka esabelweni nezithola isiyofunda esikoleni samabanga aphakeme edolobheni. Ngabe kwenzekani uma e ka esikoleni esisha esisedolobheni? Ngabe uyaguquka yini uma e ka kulesi sikole? Ngabe uyashesha ukwejwayela? Ngabangani abanjani ahlangana nabo? Indaba iyenzeka ngenkathi kunemidlalo eyahlukene lapho abafundi bekhombisa amakhono abo kwezemidlalo. UNomusa simthola ehlangana nomfana ocula umculo kamasikandi ofunda khona lapho kuleso sikole. Ngabe ukuthatheka kwakhe yilo mculi osafufusa kumlethela ziphi izinkinga? Bagcina beluhlobo luni lwabangani laba ababili? Ngabe bagcina bengabangani nje noma bagcina sebedlala ngegeja kuziliwe? Othisha, umphakathi kanye nabanye babafundi bayibheka ngaliphi iso le ndaba? Ngabe bathola miphi imiphumela ngalokhu kujaha kwabo izinto ezindala kunabo? Zonke izimpendulo zale mibuzo ungazitholela ngokuthi uzifundele wena mathupha le ncwadi!

Zibanjwa Zisemaphuphu Inoveli Namanothi: UBC uncontracted

by Mm Masondo

Baqinisile abadala uma bethi zibanjwa zisemaphuphu. Le ndaba ibhalelwe intsha esafunda isikole, ibhalwe ngolimi olusezingeni eliphezulu futhi iheha ngangokuthi ngeke uyibeke phansi uma usuke wayithatha wayifunda. Kusa kusa. Kule ndaba sethulelwa intombazane esencane enguNomusa edabuka esabelweni nezithola isiyofunda esikoleni samabanga aphakeme edolobheni. Ngabe kwenzekani uma e ka esikoleni esisha esisedolobheni? Ngabe uyaguquka yini uma e ka kulesi sikole? Ngabe uyashesha ukwejwayela? Ngabangani abanjani ahlangana nabo? Indaba iyenzeka ngenkathi kunemidlalo eyahlukene lapho abafundi bekhombisa amakhono abo kwezemidlalo. UNomusa simthola ehlangana nomfana ocula umculo kamasikandi ofunda khona lapho kuleso sikole. Ngabe ukuthatheka kwakhe yilo mculi osafufusa kumlethela ziphi izinkinga? Bagcina beluhlobo luni lwabangani laba ababili? Ngabe bagcina bengabangani nje noma bagcina sebedlala ngegeja kuziliwe? Othisha, umphakathi kanye nabanye babafundi bayibheka ngaliphi iso le ndaba? Ngabe bathola miphi imiphumela ngalokhu kujaha kwabo izinto ezindala kunabo? Zonke izimpendulo zale mibuzo ungazitholela ngokuthi uzifundele wena mathupha le ncwadi!

Zeus Is A Dick

by Susie Donkin

In the beginning, everything was fine.* And then along came Zeus. *more or lessAhh Greek myths. Those glorious tales of heroism, honour and... petty squabbles, soap-opera drama and more weird sex than Fifty Shades of Grey could shake a stick at! It's about time we stopped respecting myths and started laughing at them. Did you know Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, was born of some discarded genitals? Or that Hera threw her own son off a mountain because he was ugly? Or that Apollo once kidnapped a boat full of people while pretending to be a dolphin? And let's not even get started on Zeus - king of the gods, ruler of the skies and a man who's never heard of self-control. In fact, if there's one thing most Greek myths have in common, it's that all the drama could have been avoided if SOMEONE could keep it in their toga...Horrible Histories writer Susie Donkin takes us on a hilarious romp through mythology and the many times the gods (literally) screwed everything up! Stephen Fry's Mythos by way of Drunk History, Zeus is a Dick is perfect for those who like their myths with a heavy dollop of satire.'Who knew mythology was so bonkers? I am grateful - it had me laughing from the first page to the last.' - Miranda Hart'It's about time someone called him out on all this' - Hera, goddess of marriage, wife of Zeus'Worst. Father. Ever.' - Artemis, goddess of the hunt, daughter of Zeus'Oh yeah, focus on him. I never did anything wrong. Nothing to see here' - Poseidon, god of the seas, brother of Zeus'Just a real dick, honestly' - Many, many people

Zeus and the Skeleton Army (Heroes in Training #18)

by Tracey West

Zeus and his fellow gods-in-training attempt to capture the king of hell&’s hound in this latest Heroes in Training chapter book!Zeus and his fellow gods-in-training face a new challenge in the underworld when they attempt to capture Cerberus—the three-headed guardian and cherished pet of Zeus&’s brother Hades. But they find themselves up against even more than they anticipated when they have to face off against Melinoe and her skeletal minions.

Zero Quality Control: Source Inspection and the Poka-Yoke System

by Shigeo Shingo

A combination of source inspection and mistake-proofing devices is the only method to get you to zero defects. Shigeo Shingo shows you how this proven system for reducing errors turns out the highest quality products in the shortest period of time. Shingo provides 112 specific examples of poka-yoke development devices on the shop floor, most of them costing less than $100 to implement. He also discusses inspection systems, quality control circles, and the function of management with regard to inspection.

Zero Hour Trilogy: (2) (Zero Hour Trilogy)

by Rob Lofthouse

Double Trouble is the sensational, breathless sequel to Deep Trouble and tells the story of one of the most famous operations of the Second World War: 50,000 airborne troops, nine days of fierce fighting, one bridge too far.September, 1944 - Just three months after D-Day and the Allied invasion is getting bogged down in France. The commanders need a change of tactics. Cue Operation Market Garden - the largest and most audacious airborne raid of the war. Fresh from D-Day, Robbie Stokes finds himself drafted into an airborne division and landing in occupied Netherlands. Greeted by a hail of German flak and bullets it quickly becomes clear that the operation is not the surprise it should be. Battle-hardened in Normandy, Robbie finds himself forced to take a leading role as he and his platoon try and break through to Arnhem Bridge.

The Zero Game

by Brad Meltzer

Come play the Zero Game - you can bet your life on it...Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are best friends who have plum jobs as senior staffers to well-respected congressmen. But after a decade in Washington, idealism has faded to disillusionment, and they're bored. Then one of them finds out about the clandestine Zero Game.It starts out as good fun - a simple wager between friends. But when someone close to them ends up dead, Harris and Matthew realise the game is far more sinister than they ever imagined - and that they're about to be the game's next victims.On the run, they turn to the only person they can trust: a sixteen-year-old Senate page who can move around the Capitol undetected. As a ruthless killer creeps closer, this idealistic page no only holds the key to saving their lives, but is also determined to redeem them in the process.

Zero-G (Outer Earth #2)

by Rob Boffard

'Never lets up, from the nerve-jangling beginning to the explosive end' James Douglas on Tracer Outer Earth is a giant space station, orbiting the dead remains of our planet. It is humanity's last refuge. Riley Hale may be the newest member of the station's law enforcement team, but she feels less in control than ever. When a doctor bent on revenge blackmails her, Riley has no choice but to give in to his demands and break a dangerous prisoner out of jail. But this is not just any prisoner - it's someone capable of bringing the entire space station to its knees. With time running out, Riley must break her own beliefs - and every law she's sworn to protect - if she has any hope of saving Outer Earth from destruction. Experience the excitement of Outer Earth in Zero-G - an action-packed thriller set in space from Rob Boffard. The Outer Earth novels:TRACERZERO-GIMPACT

Zero Day: A Jeff Aiken Novel (Jeff Aiken Ser. #1)

by Mark Russinovich

An airliner's controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the USA, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn't much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe. Written by a global authority on cyber-security, Zero Day presents a chilling 'what if' scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today... it's a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.'Mark came to Microsoft in 2006 to help advance the state of the art of Windows, now in his latest compelling creation he is raising awareness of the all too real threat of cyber-terrorism.' Bill Gates'CyberTerrorism. Get used to that word and understand it because you're going to see more of it in the newspapers and hear it on the news in the not too distant future. Mark Russinovich is a CyberSecurity expert who has turned his considerable knowledge into a very scary and too plausible novel. Zero Day is not science fiction; it is science fact, and it is a clear warning of Doomsday.' Nelson DeMille'While what Mark wrote is fiction, the risks that he writes about eerily mirror many situations that we see today.' Howard A. Schmidt, White House Cyber Security Coordinator'An up-to-the-moment ticking-clock thriller, Zero Day imagines the next 9/11 in a frightening but all too believable way. An expert in the field, Mark Russinovich writes about cyberterrorism with a mix of technical authority and dramatic verve. I was riveted.' William Landay, author of The Strangler'When someone with Mark Russinovich's technical chops writes a tale about tech gone awry, leaders in the public and private sector should take notes.' Daniel Suarez, author of Daemon 'Nothing if not topical... a full share of conspiracies, betrayals, violence and against-the-clock maneuvers.' Kirkus Reviews

Zero 22: Danny Black Thriller 8

by Chris Ryan

An SAS unit codenamed Zero 22, operating covertly in the war-torn badlands of northern Syria, is ambushed and massacred by a small army of mercenaries dressed like Hell's AngelsDanny Black survives the massacre and back in London learns that his unit was betrayed by a mole feeding high-level military intelligence to the Russians. Like any SAS man worthy of the name, his first thought is to avenge the men who lost their lives on the Zero 22 op.He has no hesitation in accepting the mission to assassinate the man responsible for the death of his mates. Danny finds himself operating with an MI6 officer and together they embark on a high-risk, deniable mission that will require all Danny's Regiment.As the mission unfolds, however, Danny learns that darker forces are at play. He realises that what started out as a simple act of revenge is just single play in a conspiracy that will take him across continents and pit him against the insidious machinations of the most powerful men in the world.

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