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Murder Goes Mumming: A Pint Of Murder, Murder Goes Mumming, And A Dismal Thing To Do (The Madoc and Janet Rhys Mysteries #2)

by Charlotte Macleod

In the frigid Canadian north, Madoc and Janet try to keep warm and stay aliveThough he may not look the part, Madoc Rhys is a Mountie--and his keen sense of detection tells him it's time to ask Janet Wadman to marry him. They have just gotten engaged when Christmas rolls around, and Janet's boss invites them to his family estate for a last holiday fling before Janet leaves her job. After a long helicopter ride, they are at Graylings, ancestral home of the Condryckes, a family so strange that Canada's shortest Mountie fits right in. There is a psychic old woman, an erudite butler, and a family patriarch who is the spitting image of an English country squire. And when the elderly Mrs. Condrycke is found murdered, Janet will be glad she brought Madoc along. Though civilization is far away, when there is a Mountie in the house, justice is close at hand.

Wizard and Glass: Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4)

by Stephen King

Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next. There Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And there they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme menace…

The Waste Lands: The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3)

by Stephen King

Roland, The Last Gunslinger, moves ever closer to The Dark Tower of his dreams and nightmares—as he crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted image of our own. With him are those he has drawn to this world: street-smart Eddie Dean and courageous wheelchair-bound Susannah. <P><P> Ahead of him are mind-rending revelations about who and what is driving him. Against him is arrayed a swelling legion of foes—both more and less than human....

The Drawing of the Three: The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2)

by Stephen King

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba The second volume in Stephen King's #1 bestselling Dark Tower Series, The Drawing of the Three is an "epic in the making" (Kirkus Reviews) about a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies."Stephen King is a master at creating living, breathing, believable characters," hails The Baltimore Sun. Beginning just less than seven hours after The Gunslinger ends, in the second installment to the thrilling Dark Tower Series, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York--here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean, and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes, to save the Dark Tower. "This quest is one of King's communicates on a genuine, human level...but is rich in symbolism and allegory" (Columbus Sunday Dispatch). It is a science fiction odyssey that is unlike any tale that Stephen King has ever written.


by Claudio Ruggeri Miyuki Yamamoto

世界的に有名な音楽家,ラルフ ブランデンバーグが,こよなく愛するピアノの上で殺害された 捜査は警察署長,ヴィンセント ジェルマーノが担当することに 真相解明には,この奥深い,謎に満ちた音の芸術家を知る人の証言だけでは足りない,何かが欠けていることに気づかされる

Kommunikation mit den Kindern

by Karen Campbell Katrina Kahler Irene Wieser

Buchbeschreibung: Können Sie sich vorstellen, dass Ihre Kinder nicht mit Ihnen reden wollen und auch nicht auf das hören, was Sie ihnen sagen? Genau das passiert in vielen Familien und das ist so schade! Man muss früh damit beginnen effektive Kommunikation mit den Kindern zu praktizieren, damit man den engen Kontakt zu ihnen nicht verliert. Wenn Sie das zu spät machen, dann haben Sie spätestens ab dem Teenageralter keine Chance mehr zu ihnen durchzudringen. „Kommunikation mit Kindern“ enthält Beispiele aus dem wirklichen Leben und bietet dazugehörige Lösungen an. Strategien, wie man Kommunikation offen und positiv halten kann, werden vorgeschlagen. Dieses ist das sechste Buch aus der Serie „Positive Erziehung“ von Karen Campbell und Katrina Kahler. Beide Damen sind erfahrene und preisgekrönte Lehrerinnen mit zusammen 60 Jahren Unterrichtspraxis. Sie helfen Kindern, mit unterschiedlichsten Problemen umzugehen, soziale Fähigkeiten zu erlernen und akademische Herausforderungen zu bewältigen. Beide haben zwei Kinder aufgezogen und diese sind inzwischen in ihrem Umfeld sehr beliebte und erfolgreiche Teenager. Karen und Katrina wollen jetzt ihr Wissen und ihre Erfahrung mit Eltern auf der ganzen Welt teilen. Sie wollen aufzeigen, wie man den Kindern helfen kann, ihr volles Potential zu erreichen und glücklich und erfolgreich zu leben. Der Inhalt der Bücher der Autorinnen konzentriert sich auf Kinder von der Geburt bis in die frühen Teenagerjahre. Klicken Sie auf den Buchtitel um mehr zu erfahren. Das verlinkte Inhaltsverzeichnis gibt Ihnen einen Einblick in die wertvollen Inhalte dieses potentiell lebensverändernden Buches.

Diário de uma Miúda Doida por Cavalos

by Katrina Kahler Elvira Sousa

Lê o diário da Abbie e segue as suas aventuras com a sua primeira pónei, a Sparkle, uma puro-sangue lindíssima. Sim, ela é uma miúda doida por cavalos e quando se torna dona da Sparkle... todos os seus sonhos se tornam realidade. "Quando vi a Sparkle pela primeira vez a galopar no cercado, soube logo que ela ia ser minha! Acho que ela também percebeu que estávamos destinadas uma para a outra. Só não consegui adivinhar todas as aventuras que iríamos viver juntas!" "A Minha Primeira Pónei" é um livro cheio de aventuras, diversão, amizades, mas também , cheio de situações perigosas! É a história verdadeira de uma miúda completamente doida por cavalos e da sua pónei, uma bela puro-sangue, chamada Sparkle. Este livro destina-se a miúdas entre os 8 e os 12 anos, também elas, doidas por cavalos. O Livro 2 -"As Aventuras no Pónei Club"" e o Livro 3 -"As Amigas dos Póneis" estão traduzidos em Português e disponíveis em todos os principais sites de livros online. Se gostaste do Livro 1, vais adorar os Livros 2 e 3. Obrigada por lerem os meus livros! Eu adoro cavalos! Katrina

Masculinity, Militarism and Eighteenth-Century Culture, 1689–1815

by Banister Julia

This book investigates the figure of the military man in the long eighteenth century in order to explore how ideas about militarism served as vehicles for conceptualizations of masculinity. <P><P>Bringing together representations of military men and accounts of court martial proceedings, this book examines eighteenth-century arguments about masculinity and those that appealed to the 'naturally' sexed body and construed masculinity as social construction and performance. Julia Banister's discussion draws on a range of printed materials, including canonical literary and philosophical texts by David Hume, Adam Smith, Horace Walpole and Jane Austen, and texts relating to the naval trials of, amongst others, Admiral John Byng. <P>By mapping eighteenth-century ideas about militarism, including professionalism and heroism, alongside broader cultural concerns with politeness, sensibility, the Gothic past and celebrity, Julia Banister reveals how ideas about masculinity and militarism were shaped by and within eighteenth-century culture.<P> Provides a multifaceted discussion of the ideas surrounding the figure of the military man in the long eighteenth century.<P> Investigates ideas of masculinity through case studies of five court-martials of such men as Admiral John Byng.<P> Draws on the work of a range of writers from Hume to Austen as well as other less often studied printed sources.

Public–Private Partnership Projects in Infrastructure: An Essential Guide for Policy Makers

by Delmon Jeffrey

Investment in infrastructure is critical to economic growth, quality of life, poverty reduction, access to education, healthcare, and achieving many of the goals of a robust economy. But infrastructure is difficult for the public sector to get right. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help; they provide more efficient procurement, focus on consumer satisfaction and life cycle maintenance, and provide new sources of investment, in particular through limited recourse debt. But PPPs present challenges of their own. This book provides a practical guide to PPPs for policy makers and strategists, showing how governments can enable and encourage PPPs, providing a step-by-step analysis of the development of PPP projects, and explaining how PPP financing works, what PPP contractual structures look like, and how PPP risk allocation works in practice. It includes specific discussion of each infrastructure sector, with a focus on the strategic and policy issues essential for successful development of infrastructure through PPPs.

Who Judges?: Designing Jury Systems in Japan, East Asia, and Europe

by Rieko Kage

The delivery of justice is a core function of the modern state. The recent introduction of jury/lay judge systems for criminal trials in Japan, South Korea, Spain, and perhaps soon Taiwan represents a potentially major reform of this core function, shifting decision making authority from professional judges to ordinary citizens. But the four countries chose to empower their citizens to markedly different degrees. Why? Who Judges? is the first book to offer a systematic account for why different countries design their new jury/lay judge systems in very different ways. Drawing on detailed theoretical analysis, original case studies, and content analysis of fifty years of Japanese parliamentary debates, the book reveals that the relative power of 'new left'-oriented political parties explains the different magnitudes of reform in the four countries. Rieko Kage's vital new study opens up an exciting new area of research for comparative politics and socio-legal studies.

Patents and Innovation in China and Hong Kong: Two Systems in One Country Compared

by Yahong Li

How do patents affect innovation in Mainland China and Hong Kong? How can two patent systems operate within one country and how is innovation affected by the 'one country two systems' model? For the first time, this book links these challenging issues together and provides a comprehensive overview for government officials, law-makers, academics, law practitioners and students to understand the patent systems of Mainland China and Hong Kong. Themes examined include the interaction between the two distinctive patent regimes, the impact of patents on innovation in China's specific industries such as green tech, traditional Chinese medicines and telecommunications, the role of utility models in inflating low-quality patents and the application of good faith principle in enforcing FRAND in Mainland China, patent system reforms in Hong Kong, and the impact of these changes on innovation in the two vastly distinctive yet closely connected jurisdictions.

Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies From The Near East, Egypt, The Aegean, And South Asia

by Marta Ameri Sarah Kielt Costello Gregg Jamison Sarah Jarmer Scott

Studies of seals and sealing practices have traditionally investigated aspects of social, political, economic, and ideological systems in ancient societies throughout the Old World. Previously, scholarship has focused on description and documentation, chronology and dynastic histories, administrative function, iconography, and style. More recent studies have emphasized context, production and use, and increasingly, identity, gender, and the social lives of seals, their users, and the artisans who produced them.<P><P> Using several methodological and theoretical perspectives, this volume presents up-to-date research on seals that is comparative in scope and focus. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach advances our understanding of the significance of an important class of material culture of the ancient world. The volume will serve as an essential resource for scholars, students, and others interested in glyptic studies, seal production and use, and sealing practices in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Ancient South Asia and the Aegean during the 4th-2nd Millennia BCE.<P> Highlights cross-cultural and cross-chronological perspectives on glyptic studies, seals, and sealing practices in the ancient world, making it appealing to people from different disciplines who specialize in different regions and time periods of the ancient Old World.<P> Utilizes a comparative framework lacking in previous studies of glyptic, seals, and sealing in the ancient world, providing an invaluable reference for comparative analyses of glyptic studies, seals, and sealing practices in the ancient world,<P> Highlights existing and new methodologies and approaches to glyptic studies, seals, and sealing practices in the ancient world, appealing to those interested in multiple methodological approaches to the study of the past,

A Dismal Thing to Do: A Pint Of Murder, Murder Goes Mumming, And A Dismal Thing To Do (The Madoc and Janet Rhys Mysteries #3)

by Charlotte Macleod

After witnessing a strange explosion, Janet becomes a murderer's next targetJanet Rhys is driving through the backwoods of Canada when she sees the truck ahead of her lose control, smash into a snow bank, and flip sideways, completely blocking the road. Springing to action, she darts into a nearby barn, searching for something to use to rescue the person trapped inside. When she hears an explosion, Janet returns to find the truck is nothing but smoking wreckage, and the driver has stolen her car. Janet takes shelter in an abandoned house, and is waiting for help to come when the truck driver's accomplices set fire to her hideout. Just before she is engulfed in flames, she leaps through a window and escapes into the snow. The killers think their witness is dead, and if Janet doesn't move quickly, they will be right.

Trouble in the Brasses (The Madoc and Janet Rhys Mysteries #4)

by Charlotte Macleod

While stranded in the wilderness, an orchestra confronts a killer in its ranksAlthough he is a decorated officer of the Mounted Police, Madoc Rhys's tin ear has long been an embarrassment to his musically fixated family. But when his father's orchestra needs a policeman, the Mountie gets a chance to make daddy proud. It began as pranks among the brass instruments, but something is rotten inside the Wagstaffe Symphony, and is about to graduate to something criminal. Called in to look into the tensions within the group, Madoc arrives just in time to see the French horn player keel over. The death appears natural, and the orchestra boards the plane to its next engagement. But when a storm forces them to make an emergency landing and take shelter in an eerie old lodge, the extent of the danger becomes clear. Madoc may never understand music, but he has a good ear for murder, and is about to show off his chops.

The Wrong Rite (The Madoc and Janet Rhys Mysteries #5)

by Charlotte Macleod

Out of jurisdiction, but in his element, Madoc investigates a Welsh murderFor mounted policeman Madoc Rhys and his wife, Janet, the pains of traveling with an infant are worth taking young Dorothy to Wales for Great-Uncle Sir Caradoc's ninetieth birthday. Along with every other member of the Rhys clan, they make the pilgrimage to the ancestral pile, to enjoy a few days of drinks, dinner, and--as it turns out--demonic sacrifices. On their first morning at the family manor, Madoc stumbles upon a concussed shepherd and a dismembered ram. It appears to be a botched attempt at an ancient rite, executed by one of those Welshmen who still carry a torch for the religion of the druids. For a spot of fun, the Rhys family decides to stage its own ritual--recreating the fertility ceremony of the Beltane bonfires. But when the flames turn a member of his family into a fireball, Madoc springs to action. Even five thousand miles from Canada, a Mountie always gets his man.

The Gunslinger: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1)

by Stephen King

This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier western legend.

Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man, and Their Journey Across America

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Britt Collins

For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other.Homeless, alcoholic, and depressed, Michael King lives in a UPS loading bay on the wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon. One rainy night, he stumbles upon a hurt, starving, scruffy cat and takes her in. Nursing her back to health, he names her Tabor and she becomes a bit of a celebrity in southeast Portland. When winter comes, they travel from Oregon to the beaches of California to the high plains of Montana, surviving blizzards and bears, angry steers and rainstorms. Along the way, people are drawn to the spirited, beautiful cat and moved to help Michael, who cuts a striking figure with Tabor riding high on his backpack or walking on a leash. Tabor comforts Michael when he’s down, giving Michael someone to love and care for, and inspiring him to get sober and to come to terms with his past family traumas and grief over the death of his life partner. As they make their way across the West Coast, the pair become inseparable, healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts. But when Michael takes Tabor to a veterinarian in Montana, he discovers that Tabor has an identification chip and an owner in Portland who has never given up hope of finding his beloved cat, Michael makes the difficult choice to return to Portland and reunite Tabor with her owner. Now Michael must create a new purpose in his life after Tabor. The authentic tale of an adventurous and charismatic cat and her compassionate human admirers, Strays proves the healing power of love and the profound bond between humans and animals.

Olhos Vazios

by T. M. Bilderback Marina Vidal

Paul Stiles cuidava do seu gramado pela manhã quando presenciou a morte peculiar de seu vizinho no seu jardim. Ele sabe que algo assustador está acontecendo, mas não sabe que é o início de uma batalha pela sobrevivência da humanidade. Terroristas islâmicos pagaram cientistas russos mercenários para criar "insetos" geneticamente modificados e soltaram-nos pelo mundo ocidental em uma tentativa de eliminar os "infiéis" do planeta. Porém, eles não consideraram todas as possíveis repercussões que essas novas criaturas poderiam causar, como a procriação acelerada, o crescimento exagerado e...o uso de humanos como incubadora e alimento. Quando o mundo é rapidamente tomado por esses "insetos", Paul lidera um grupo de sobreviventes pelas Montanhas Rochosas, na esperança de encontrarem uma maneira de combater as criaturas...contanto que consigam ficar longe daqueles que têm os olhos vazios. Mas isso será o suficiente para salvar a humanidade? Descubra a resposta no primeiro romance de T. M. Bilderback que não foi inspirado em uma música: "Olhos Vazios".

Theories of Institutional Design: Deliberation, Democracy, and the Problem of Expertise (Theories of Institutional Design)

by Alfred Moore

Democracies have a problem with expertise. Expert knowledge both mediates and facilitates public apprehension of problems, yet it also threatens to exclude the public from consequential judgments and decisions located in technical domains. This book asks: how can we have inclusion without collapsing the very concept of expertise? How can public judgment be engaged in expert practices in a way that does not reduce to populism? Drawing on deliberative democratic theory and social studies of science, Critical Elitism argues that expert authoritydepends ultimately on the exercise of public judgment in a context in which there are live possibilities for protest, opposition and scrutiny. This account points to new ways of looking at the role of civil society, expert institutions, and democratic innovations in the constitution of expert authority within democratic systems. Using the example of climate science, Critical Elitism highlights not only the risks but also the benefits of contesting expertise.

The Power of the Space Club

by Deganit Paikowsky

Why do nation states choose to develop national space programs? How can they justify national efforts to acquire capabilities by arguing for membership of the space club? This book provides a unique perspective of the past, current and future of space exploration and technological development in world politics. A country that sees itself as a power deserving of a seat at the table of world governance is expected to race for space. Based on a rich and detailed analysis of a range of space programs of states which are not usually at the focus of world politics and its research, the author shows that joining the space club is a legitimate and rational decision. The book provides a different way of looking at international relations, through a relatively under-studied area of policy - the space club.

Case Studies in Movement Disorders: Common and Uncommon Presentations

by Roberto Erro

Drawing on the expertise of an international team of authors, Case Studies in Movement Disorders is a compilation of illustrative cases, demonstrating a step-by-step approach to diagnosing and managing these complex conditions. An extensive collection of over sixty videos shows both common and uncommon presentations of a wide range of movement disorders, and the accompanying text guides readers systematically through the clinical history, examination and investigation findings, and diagnosis, and finally discusses the clinical issues raised. Both surgical and pharmacological management options are presented, helping readers understand some of the controversies involved in treatment. The cases are drawn from all of the major groups of movement disorders: ataxia, chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, parkinsonism, tics, and tremor. This will be invaluable for both neurologists in training and more experienced professionals seeking to develop their diagnostic skills, especially when faced with uncommon conditions or uncommon manifestations of common disorders.

Studies in Macroeconomic History: Credit, Crises, and Regulation from the 19th Century to the Present (Studies in Macroeconomic History)

by Paul Wachtel Peter L. Rousseau

Throughout much of the twentieth century, economists paid little heed to the role of financial intermediaries in procuring a beneficial allocation of capital. But by the end of the century some financial historians had begun to turn the tide, and the phrase 'finance-growth nexus' became part of the lexicon of modern economics. Recent experience has added another dimension in that countries with broader, deeper and more active financial systems might be prone to financial crises, particularly if regulatory structures are inadequate. In this book, Peter L. Rousseau and Paul Wachtel have gathered together some of today's most distinguished financial historians to examine this finance-growth nexus from historical and modern perspectives. Some essays examine the nexus in a particular historical or cross-country context. Others, in the light of recent experience, explore the expanded nexus of finance, growth, crises, and regulation.

Perioperative Care of the Elderly: Clinical and Organizational Aspects

by Gabriella Bettelli

This innovative, comprehensive book covers the key elements of perioperative management of older patients. The book's chapter structure coincides with the clinical path patients tread during their treatment, from preoperative evaluation to post-hospital care. Epidemiological aspects and aging processes are illustrated, providing keys to understanding the quick expansion of geriatric surgery and defining the clinical profile of older surgical patients in a cybernetic perspective. Preoperative evaluation and preparation for surgery, including medication reconciliation and pre-habilitation, are developed in the light of supporting decision-making about surgery in an evidence-based and patient-focused way. Intra- and postoperative management are discussed, aiming to tailor anesthetic, surgical and nursing approaches to specific patients' needs, in order to prevent both general and age-related complications. This volume also addresses issues relevant to geriatric surgery, from different organizational models to clinical risk management and systems engineering applied to hospital organization.

Grab Bag: A Collection of Stories

by Charlotte Macleod

Seventeen priceless stories from the author often referred to as "America's Agatha Christie"Charlotte MacLeod's heroes were men and women like Peter Shandy and Sarah Kelling--genteel sleuths who fight crime with brains, not brawn--and her settings were the drawing rooms and servants' quarters of New England and beyond. With a keen wit and a strong eye for detail, she crafted some of the most memorable victims, murderers, and innocent bystanders of twentieth-century detective novels. In this volume, she proves herself a master of the short story as well. Here is the original Peter Shandy story, featuring the school that would eventually metamorphose into Balaclava Agricultural College. Here is peculiar Cousin Claude, who strangles himself with his own necktie. And here is the tale that answers the question "What does Max Bittersohn do when his wife is not around?" Whether the characters are familiar or not, the style is irresistible, and the mysteries are as delightfully puzzling as ever.

The Balloon Man (The Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn Mysteries #12)

by Charlotte Macleod

Long-lost relatives and priceless jewels turn a wedding upside downFor all the Kellings' quirks, no other family in Boston is more adept at throwing a wedding. So when Max Bittersohn's wife, Sarah Kelling, offers to organize his nephew's nuptials, Max is smart enough to stay out of her way. But when the art-fraud investigator stumbles onto a family mystery, he is drawn into something far more serious than the question of who will catch the bouquet. Stolen years earlier, the priceless Kelling jewels were last seen in Amsterdam, so how did they end up among the wedding gifts? Max is trying to answer that question when a talkative burglar wallops him with a shovel in a failed attempt to rip off the rubies. Then, as the reception winds down, a hot-air balloon lands on the wedding tent, spilling out the Zickerys, a branch of the Kelling clan who prove even odder than the original strain. Family weddings are never easy, but for Max Bittersohn, this one could be murder.

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