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Which Way to Die?

by Ellery Queen

Tim Corrigan and Chuck Baer risk their necks to protect a pair of brilliant killers When Chuck Baer and Tim Corrigan fought in Korea, they were known as the Deadly Duo. Now that they're back in New York, Baer is working as a private eye and Corrigan is the only cop in the NYPD tough enough to wear an eye patch. They're a long way from the army, but this duo never stopped being deadly. Some 4 years ago, Corrigan had arrested Gerard Alstrom and Frank Grant, a pair of Columbia University freshmen who thought they were smart enough to commit the perfect murder. When a Miranda violation voids the killers' conviction, it's even money as to who will kill them 1st: the mob boss father of the girl they slaughtered, or her football star boyfriend. Corrigan is assigned to protect the bloodthirsty geniuses, whose sky-high IQs can't save them from a bullet to the brain.

Where Is Bianca?

by Ellery Queen

The 1-eyed cop Tim Corrigan tears New York apart in search of a vanished beauty Before the Korean War, Tim Corrigan was the toughest cop in the NYPD. He lost his left eye in battle, but that didn't make him any softer. The eye patch makes it impossible for Corrigan to work undercover, to blend in, to sneak. So he doesn't sneak, and he never whispers. He roars. Corrigan's closest friend is Chuck Baer, a private detective who saved his life more than once in Korea, and who is currently combing the city for a missing heiress named Bianca. When a woman matching her description is hauled out of the sewer, Corrigan fears he's solved his friend's case. But finding Bianca will take more than a lucky guess. The secret to her disappearance will draw Corrigan into the darkest part of New York's underbelly. In the city of the blind, the 1-eyed cop is king.

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology

by David Inglis Anna-Mari Almila

Cultural sociology - or the sociology of culture - has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field. The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections: Theoretical Paradigms Major Methodological Perspectives Domains of Inquiry Cultural Sociology in Contexts Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.

The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property

by Matthew David Debora Halbert

This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property

by Matthew David Debora Halbert

This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction (Dover Books on Mathematics #No. 42)

by David Colton

Intended for a college senior or first-year graduate-level course in partial differential equations, this text offers students in mathematics, engineering, and the applied sciences a solid foundation for advanced studies in mathematics. Classical topics presented in a modern context include coverage of integral equations and basic scattering theory. This complete and accessible treatment includes a variety of examples of inverse problems arising from improperly posed applications. Exercises at the ends of chapters, many with answers, offer a clear progression in developing an understanding of this essential area of mathematics. 1988 edition.

Say It in Hindi (Dover Language Guides Say It Series)

by Dover

Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.

A History of Digital Media: An Intermedia and Global Perspective

by Paolo Magaudda Gabriele Balbi

From the punch card calculating machine to the personal computer to the iPhone and more, this in-depth text offers a comprehensive introduction to digital media history for students and scholars across media and communication studies, providing an overview of the main turning points in digital media and highlighting the interactions between political, business, technical, social, and cultural elements throughout history. With a global scope and an intermedia focus, this book enables students and scholars alike to deepen their critical understanding of digital communication, adding an understudied historical layer to the examination of digital media and societies. Discussion questions, a timeline, and previously unpublished tables and maps are included to guide readers as they learn to contextualize and critically analyze the digital technologies we use every day.

Strategic Integrated Marketing Communications: Theory And Practice

by Larry Percy

The key to effective integrated marketing communication is planning, and that is what this book is all about. It provides a disciplined, systematic look at what is necessary to the planning and implementation of an effective IMC programme. Throughout, attention is paid to balancing theory with practical application, how to successfully implement theory for effective communication. Step-by-step, knowledge and understanding builds through the book, starting by laying a foundation to provide context, looking at the role of IMC in building brands and strengthening companies. The book then looks at what goes into developing and executing effective messages, and how to ensure that they are consistent and consistently delivered, regardless of media. Everything is then pulled together, providing a detailed, practical overview of the strategic planning process, what goes into it, and how it is implemented. Numerous examples and cases are included, along with ‘desktop’ tools and worksheets for developing and implementing an IMC plan. Thoroughly updated, with special attention throughout to the increasing importance of digital media in marketing communication, new to this edition are: the introduction of a general model of positioning and the important relationship between positioning and brand awareness and brand attitude strategy; a look at the role of the preconscious in message processing; a much expanded look at media and media planning concepts; an expanded and more detailed section on digital media; a section on content marketing.

A Primer for the Monte Carlo Method

by Ilya M. Sobol

The Monte Carlo method is a numerical method of solving mathematical problems through random sampling. As a universal numerical technique, the method became possible only with the advent of computers, and its application continues to expand with each new computer generation. A Primer for the Monte Carlo Method demonstrates how practical problems in science, industry, and trade can be solved using this method. The book features the main schemes of the Monte Carlo method and presents various examples of its application, including queueing, quality and reliability estimations, neutron transport, astrophysics, and numerical analysis. The only prerequisite to using the book is an understanding of elementary calculus.

Adjoint Equations and Perturbation Algorithms in Nonlinear Problems

by Guri I. Marchuk Valeri I. Agoshkov Victor P. Shutyaev

Sparked by demands inherent to the mathematical study of pollution, intensive industry, global warming, and the biosphere, Adjoint Equations and Perturbation Algorithms in Nonlinear Problems is the first book ever to systematically present the theory of adjoint equations for nonlinear problems, as well as their application to perturbation algorithms. This new approach facilitates analysis of observational data, the application of adjoint equations to retrospective study of processes governed by imitation models, and the study of computer models themselves. Specifically, the book discusses: Principles for constructing adjoint operators in nonlinear problemsProperties of adjoint operators and solvability conditions for adjoint equationsPerturbation algorithms using the adjoint equations theory for nonlinear problems in transport theory, quasilinear motion, substance transfer, and nonlinear data assimilationKnown results on adjoint equations and perturbation algorithms in nonlinear problemsThis groundbreaking text contains some results that have no analogs in the scientific literature, opening unbounded possibilities in construction and application of adjoint equations to nonlinear problems of mathematical physics.

What's in the Dark?

by Ellery Queen

Tim Corrigan searches New York during a blackout for a killer who hides in the dark High above the sidewalks of Manhattan, Miss Graves is closing up the offices of the Burns Accounting Company when she hears a car backfire. It takes her a moment to realize that there are no cars on the skyscraper's 21st floor. What she heard was a gunshot. But before she has a chance to scream, the lights go out across the Eastern Seaboard. In an instant, New York plunges into darkness, and a killer escapes into a city of shadows. With the blackout comes chaos, as the city's millions erupt into a frenzy of fear. Restoring order falls to the 1-eyed peacekeeper of the NYPD, Tim Corrigan, and his closest friend, private detective Chuck Baer. Before the night is through, the 2 men will track down a murderer--and bring light back into a darkened city.

How Goes the Murder?

by Ellery Queen

The 1-eyed detective Tim Corrigan tears New York apart in search of an assassin Tim Corrigan was the toughest detective in the NYPD before he joined the army, and fighting in Korea didn't make him any softer. He returned with an eye patch and a sidekick: a tough-as-nails GI named Chuck Baer, who picked up a private investigator's license in order to keep an eye on his old foxhole buddy. In a fair fight, these 2 veterans could take down any hoodlum in New York. But the man they're up against doesn't fight fair. Running for state senate, liberal lawyer Art Cough is halfway through a stump speech when he's interrupted by a right-wing heckler from the anticommunist group known as PUFF. Before Cough can resume, a shot rings out. He falls dead, and the killer disappears into the crowd. To catch the sniper, Corrigan and Baer will have to go to war once more.

Wife or Death

by Ellery Queen

A journalist accused of murdering his unfaithful wife searches for the real killer Angel Denton's extramarital activities are the worst-kept secret in town. Jim Denton has endured the cuckold's horns for ages, but by midnight on Halloween he's finally fed up. Deserted at a masquerade ball, he takes refuge at the bar while his wife flirts her way up and down the dance floor in a costume so revealing she risks being arrested for indecency. Lightning strikes, the electricity goes out, and Denton overhears his wife planning a tryst with another man. The next morning, he finds a note saying that she's leaving him. And he never sees Angel alive again. A week later, the police find Angel in the woods, her once-beautiful body mangled by wild dogs. Everyone is sure Denton killed her, and to save his own neck, the desperate husband will have to find Angel's last lover--and take revenge.

Shoot the Scene

by Ellery Queen

An on-set Hollywood romance marks a screenwriter for death Casey Blake is the only modest man in Hollywood, which is lucky, because an ego is something screenwriters can't afford. Blake makes his living churning out B movies for Joe Maddox, an actor turned producer who somehow got the strange idea that a well-written script is something worth paying for. Blake's latest is Ill Wind, a taut thriller that could bring in an Oscar--if Maddox can keep his leading lady from burning down the set. Madeleine D'Arcy has a bad habit of sleeping with her male costars. When she can't bed them, she either throws a tantrum or turns her toxic affection toward a member of the crew. This time, her target is Blake, and she chases him with a deadly abandon that could put the film over budget--and land the screenwriter in the morgue.

A Room to Die In

by Ellery Queen

A schoolteacher fights to prove that her father's suicide was actually murder Ann hasn't seen her mother in 3 years, and she doesn't miss her at all. But without warning, Elaine shows up on her daughter's doorstep, dead broke and hungry for scotch. Ann's father has just come into an inheritance, and Elaine wants every penny. After a few drinks, she stumbles on her way. A month later, Ann has nearly forgotten her mother's visit--until a policeman shows up to announce that her father is dead. He was found in his study, the windows shut, the doors locked from the inside. There was a .38 beside him on the floor and a note on the desk suggesting blackmail. The police are convinced that he took his own life, but Ann is certain her father was murdered--and she'll risk her neck to find out who killed him.

A Vector Space Approach to Geometry (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Melvin Hausner

The effects of geometry and linear algebra on each other receive close attention in this examination of geometry's correlation with other branches of math and science. In-depth discussions include a review of systematic geometric motivations in vector space theory and matrix theory; the use of the center of mass in geometry, with an introduction to barycentric coordinates; axiomatic development of determinants in a chapter dealing with area and volume; and a careful consideration of the particle problem. 1965 edition.

Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Benjamin Bold

It took two millennia to prove the impossible; that is, to prove it is not possible to solve some famous Greek problems in the Greek way (using only straight edge and compasses). In the process of trying to square the circle, trisect the angle and duplicate the cube, other mathematical discoveries were made; for these seemingly trivial diversions occupied some of history's great mathematical minds. Why did Archimedes, Euclid, Newton, Fermat, Gauss, Descartes among so many devote themselves to these conundrums? This book brings readers actively into historical and modern procedures for working the problems, and into the new mathematics that had to be invented before they could be "solved."The quest for the circle in the square, the trisected angle, duplicated cube and other straight-edge-compass constructions may be conveniently divided into three periods: from the Greeks, to seventeenth-century calculus and analytic geometry, to nineteenth-century sophistication in irrational and transcendental numbers. Mathematics teacher Benjamin Bold devotes a chapter to each problem, with additional chapters on complex numbers and analytic criteria for constructability. The author guides amateur straight-edge puzzlists into these fascinating complexities with commentary and sets of problems after each chapter. Some knowledge of calculus will enable readers to follow the problems; full solutions are given at the end of the book.Students of mathematics and geometry, anyone who would like to challenge the Greeks at their own game and simultaneously delve into the development of modern mathematics, will appreciate this book. Find out how Gauss decided to make mathematics his life work upon waking one morning with a vision of a 17-sided polygon in his head; discover the crucial significance of eπi = -1, "one of the most amazing formulas in all of mathematics." These famous problems, clearly explicated and diagrammed, will amaze and edify curious students and math connoisseurs.

Aquatic Chemistry Concepts

by James F. Pankow

Aquatic Chemistry Concepts fills the need for a true, easy-to-use aquatic chemistry book that goes into the details behind some of the complicated equations and principles of aquatic chemistry. It places established science into a text that allows you to learn and to solve important practical environmental problems. Environmental consultants in all fields, regulators, and libraries will consider this text an excellent reference for its clear explanation of aquatic chemistry principles.

Murder with a Past

by Ellery Queen

David Tully hunts for a burglar's killer in order to save his wife It's been 3 days since David Tully has seen his wife, and there's a homicide cop waiting at his front door. Someone has been murdered, but it's not Ruth Tully. The dead man is Crandall Cox. The name is unfamiliar, but he was killed with Tully's gun. At the time of the murder, Tully was hard at work at the state capital. His alibi may be airtight, but his wife's is not. There's a warrant out for Ruth's arrest, and if the cops find her before Tully can uncover the truth, she'll get the chair. Nobody is sorry to see Crandall Cox dead. He was a crook, with dirt on every man in town and an eye on every woman. Finding his killer will drag Tully into the mud, but he'll brave anything to keep his beloved alive.

The Madman Theory

by Ellery Queen

A police inspector tracks a lunatic after a murder in a state park A party of backpackers hikes along the silver strand of the river, in awe of the overwhelming beauty of King's Canyon. They are amateur hikers, coworkers at a chemical lab who came from Fresno to heed the call of the wild. They have endured blisters, bug bites, and sunburn, but no discomfort can prepare them for what comes next. The peaceful silence of nature is shattered by a shotgun blast. When the echoes fade, there is a dead man in the canyon. There are no roads into the park, so Inspector Omar Collins flies in via helicopter. Tracking a killer on 3,000 square miles of parkland is impossible, but what if he's closer than Collins realizes? The murderer could be a madman or a genius. Either way, his bloody work isn't done. . . .

Losers, Weepers

by Ellery Queen

A criminal mix-up puts an office drone in the line of fire Jim Morgan can't afford the briefcase. His wife's spending has strangled him with debt, and he's down to his last $20. But the briefcase in the leather shop calls to him. It looks like something an executive would own. It smells like success. When he buys it, he feels a confidence he hasn't felt in years. He tells off the office bully. He talks his way into a raise. The briefcase has made him a new man--and soon, it will be his downfall. Stopping on his way home for a cocktail, Morgan sets the briefcase on the barroom floor. When he picks it up, it's filled with cash. He's walked off with $100,000 in stolen money. And getting rid of it will turn his life upside down--or end it.

The Last Score

by Ellery Queen

A tough-guy travel agent loses an heiress while on a drug-fueled vacation Reid Rance can't take his eyes off May Gibson. It's not her figure or her face that's got him mesmerized though. It's the emerald on her finger and the checkbook in her hand. She looks like money, and he'll do anything to get it--anything short of taking her daughter on a Mexican vacation. Reid is a very special kind of travel agent who makes a living taking soft men on dangerous trips. Leslie Gibson is the savviest teenager in town, and she's intent on getting her kicks south of the border. May hires Rance to babysit her, but he's the one who'll need taking care of. Leslie is desperate to sample all that Mexico has to offer, from sun-soaked beaches to the drug-crazed underworld. When she's kidnapped by a cartel, Rance must find her quick--or he'll never escape Mexico alive.

Kiss and Kill

by Ellery Queen

A man’s wife vanishes, and it takes the city’s toughest private investigator to find her Elizabeth Tollman puts the roast in the oven, goes out to buy a loaf of bread, and never comes home. Half an hour later, her husband finds the bread outside their front door, but his wife is nowhere to be seen. Edward Tollman calls her friends, combs the streets, even pokes his head into local bars—but Elizabeth has vanished into thin air. The police can’t help him without evidence of a crime, so Tollman turns to the one man in Chicago who’s mean enough to get results: Barney Burgess, PI. Burgess is strapping and tough, with an ugly mug that’s almost handsome in a Humphrey Bogart sort of way. In fact, everything about him seems straight out of a B movie—right down to his spit-shined shoes and his itchy trigger finger. Burgess is used to dealing with killers, but Tollman’s case will be the most dangerous of his career.

Ethical Practice in the Human Services: From Knowing to Being

by Dr Richard D. Parsons Dr Karen L. Dickinson

Ethical Practice in the Human Services by Richard D. Parsons and Karen L. Dickinson moves beyond addressing ethical issues and principles to helping readers actually practice ethical behavior through awareness of their personal morals, values, and choices. With coverage of ethical standards from six different associations, the text addresses ethical issues and principles in social work, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Robust pedagogy includes case illustrations and guided exercises to give readers a deeper understanding of the underlying moral principles and values that serve as a foundation for the various ethical codes.

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