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Peerless Female Bandit: Volume 3 (Volume 3 #3)

by A Li

Yue Ying was originally a CEO who had made her name known for her accomplishments, but she was pushed down the stairs by someone who didn't want to be treated like a mistress. However, bandits also had their own benefits. He could just snatch back the pretty boy that they took a fancy to."Give birth to my son! "Much, much more!" Tie Yi smiled."Then I'm not a sow?""At least twenty!"Yue Ying furrowed her brows. "One is good, two is good, why is there so much trouble?"Iron Yi's face darkened. "I'm the only son of the Iron family in this generation, but there are still eight more to be passed on. Two for each family, two for each old lady!"Yue Ying was flustered …

Peerless Evil Consort: Volume 3 (Volume 3 #3)

by Ji Xiejianpan

A person's bad luck would cause them to choke on cold water! Once a trump card agent transmigrated, he became the daughter of the Prime Minister, whose father did not love him, whose stepmother did not love him, and who was forced to marry to death.Regarding this, Mu Ru Yue expressed that she was really unlucky!

CEO Husband is Hard to Satisfy: Volume 3 (Volume 3 #3)

by Gong Ziyue

The night was absurd. She was pregnant. Her family threw her out and her first love hated her for her infidelity.Five years later, she returned with a cub. But by City G's overbearing power, decisive killing, gold handsome young master Jin looked."Young Master Jin, don't go too far, otherwise …" She gritted her teeth and glared at him."What else do you want?" The man's thin lips curved into an evil grin. Ignoring her warning, he still pressed on step by step.

Captivate the Ghost Boyfriend: Volume 3 (Volume 3 #3)

by San Yueweiming

In 2233, the Alliance held a big blind date to celebrate the establishment of the Alliance for 1800 years.All single people enter the virtual world to find their partner through the nutrition cabin.After entering the virtual world, everyone will temporarily forget about their past.With the main brain as the consciousness of the world, those who entered each virtual world would become the protagonists of this virtual world, and the main brain would design a story for the protagonists.At this moment, as a virus derived from the virtual world, Gu Linxi had taken a fancy to a man.He treated everyone in the virtual world as hostages and made a bet."The one who had made this bet with her was Jiang Jiayi. As long as Jiang Jiayi could defeat her, Gu Xiangxi would release everyone."

Marriage with the Wild CEO: Volume 3 (Volume 3 #3)

by Gong Ziyue

In order to save her family, she had no choice but to marry a fool. But at night, he was pressed down by his brother-in-law, eating until it was all dried up.After everything was settled, she could have left as well. Who knew that he would never think of letting her go!"Mo Ye Han!" Don't forget, the transaction between us has ended! " In the middle of the night, she pushed him against the door and said while gnashing her teeth."An Qian!" The transaction is over, but you have violated the terms of the contract! " The man's handsome long eyebrows twitched.While the woman was lost in her thoughts, Mo Eversnow broke into the room and pushed her against the wall."How dare you steal my child! Thus … Our deal has to continue! "

Highly Skilled Evil Doctor: Volume 3 (Volume 3 #3)

by Xiao Jiang

The mysterious youth had brought along his invincible medical skills to the city! School Beauty Dysmenorrhea? The police had a heart attack? I can cure it all. Pure school beauties, violent police beauties, cute little lolis, all of them are taken by this evil doctor!

Super Powerful Peasant: Volume 3 (Volume 3 #3)

by Kuang Shiqicai

Rural boys coincidentally obtained the Divine Farmer Scripture, from then on life was helped by the ancient books.With the Divine Farmer Scripture in hand, he was invincible in the countryside.He wanted to see Luo Yuan use the ancient books to crush his enemies and reach the pinnacle of his life.All kinds of scenery, all kinds of cattle, all kinds of beauties don't have to worry.

Inequality in Britain

by Alan Ware

This book provides a thorough and engaging analysis of inequality in Britain, including its long-term development and transformation since the beginning of the 20th century. The author argues that inequality is not what it used to be – no longer can policy-makers consider it just in terms of status, wealth and income. Having resurfaced strongly as an issue after the financial crisis of 2007–2008, a truly informed discussion of inequality must now be wide ranging and take account of a variety of interacting factors. They include both a radically different role for education in the labour market and the interests of future generations. Government policies, market failures and fundamental changes in British society and economy in earlier decades have all contributed to inequality’s contemporary scope, its intensity and who it affects. Alan Ware traces and illuminates the altered nature of inequality in Britain, its consequences and especially its political implications. It offers a timely, concise and illuminating examination that will be of interest to all those concerned about inequality and, more broadly, to scholars and students of sociology, social/public policy, contemporary British history, political sociology and political theory.

War and Religion in the Secular Age: Faith and Interstate Armed Conflict Onset (Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics)

by Davis Brown

Is religion a factor in initiating interstate armed conflict, and do different religions have different effects? Breaking new ground in political science, this book explores these questions both qualitatively and quantitively, concluding that the answer is yes. Previous studies have focused on conflict within states or interstate aggression with overtly religious motivations; in contrast, Brown shows how religion affects states’ propensities to militarize even disputes that are not religious in nature. Different religions are shown to have different influences on those propensities, and those influences are linked to the war ethics inculcated in those religions. The book analyses and classifies war ethics contained in religious scripture and other religious classics, teachings of religions’ contemporary epistemic communities, and religions’ historical narratives. Using data from the new Religious Characteristics of States dataset project, qualitative studies are combined with empirical measurements of governments’ institutional preferences and populations’ cultures. This book will provide interesting insights to scholars and researchers in international security studies, political science, international law, sociology, and religious studies.

Taiwan: Nation-State or Province?

by John Franklin Copper

In this newly revised and updated seventh edition of Taiwan: Nation-State or Province? Copper examines Taiwan's geography and history, society and culture, economy, political system and foreign and security politics in the context of Taiwan's uncertain status, as either a sovereign nation or a province of the People's Republic of China. Analyzing possible future scenarios and trends that could affect Taiwan’s status, the author argues that Taiwan's very rapid and successful democratization suggests Taiwan should be independent and separate from China, while economic links between Taiwan and China indicate the opposite. New features to this brand-new edition include: The triumph of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the 2016 elections. The impact of the Trump administration on US–Taiwan relations. The rise of popularism. The shift in cross-Strait relations with China given their increased power on the world stage. This revised and fully up-to-date textbook will be essential reading for students of Taiwan, China, US–China relations and democracy.

On Practising Therapy at 1.45 A.M.: Adventures of a Clinician

by Brett Kahr

Although Professor Kahr spends most of his week facilitating traditional psychoanalytical sessions with his patients, in his spare time he has had many professional adventures outside the consulting room, broadcasting as Resident Psychotherapist for the B.B.C., lecturing about the intimacies of couple psychodynamics on the stage of the Royal Opera House, and defending “Lady Macbeth” in a murder trial at the Royal Courts of Justice in conjunction with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In this compellingly written and unputdownable book, Kahr shares his wealth of adventures both inside the consulting room and in the wider cultural sphere, disseminating psychoanalytical ideas more broadly. The book suggests that the “traditionalist” and the “maverick” aspects of the practising clinician can exist side by side in a fruitful collaboration. These adventures will encourage those embarking upon their first steps in the helping professions to entertain more creative ways of working.

U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century: From Disaster to Catastrophe

by Susan L. Cutter Claire B. Rubin

U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century: From Disaster to Catastrophe explores a critical issue in American public policy: Are the current public sector emergency management systems sufficient to handle future disasters given the environmental and social changes underway? In this timely book, Claire B. Rubin and Susan L. Cutter focus on disaster recovery efforts, community resilience, and public policy issues of related to recent disasters and what they portend for the future. Beginning with the external societal forces influencing shifts in policy and practice, the next six chapters provide in-depth accounts of recent disasters— the Joplin, Tuscaloosa-Birmingham, and Moore tornadoes, Hurricanes Sandy, Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the California wildfires. The book concludes with a chapter on loss accounting and a summary chapter on what has gone right, what has gone wrong, and why the federal government may no longer be a reliable partner in emergency management. Accessible and clearly written by authorities in a wide-range of related fields with local experiences, this book offers a rich array of case studies and describes their significance in shifting emergency management policy and practice, in the United States during the past decade. Through a careful blending of contextual analysis and practical information, this book is essential reading for students, an interested public, and professionals alike.

Researching Translation in the Age of Technology and Global Conflict: Selected Works of Mona Baker (Key Thinkers on Translation)

by Kyung Hye Kim Yifan Zhu

Mona Baker is one of the leading figures in the development of translation studies as an academic discipline. This book brings together fifteen of her most influential articles, carefully selected and grouped under three main topics that represent her most enduring contributions to the field: corpus-based translation studies, translation as renarration and translators in society. These applications and approaches have been widely adopted by translation scholars around the globe. The first section showcases Baker’s pioneering work in introducing corpus linguistics methodologies to the field of translation studies, which established one of the fastest growing subfields in the discipline. The second section focuses on her application of narrative theory and the notion of framing to the study of translation and interpreting, and her contribution to demonstrating the various ways in which translators and interpreters intervene in the negotiation of social and political reality. The third and final section discusses the role of translators and interpreters as social and political activists who use their linguistic skills to empower voices made invisible by the global power of English and the politics of language. Tracing key moments in the development of translation studies as a discipline, and with a general introduction by Theo Hermans and section introductions by other scholars contextualising the work, this is essential reading for translation studies scholars, researchers and advanced students.

Practical Emergency Ophthalmology Handbook: An Algorithm Based Approach to Ophthalmic Emergencies

by Gwyn Samuel Williams Amy-Lee Shirodkar

This handbook is designed to help shape the thought processes of the eye clinician or trainee and guide them toward the right decision-making pathway in emergency ophthalmology situations. Chapters are titled by the way cases present to eye casualty rather than condition, along with an algorithmic approach on what clinical and laboratory investigations to carry out. There is also guidance on how to perform simple procedures. It is aimed at trainees, general ophthalmologists and those with an interest from allied specialties (including specialist nurses) and professions such as optometrists and emergency medicine doctors. Key Features Stresses safe and practical navigation of common eye symptoms presented in an emergency setting. Provides guidance on differential diagnosis and includes useful decision-making flowcharts. Emphasizes "how to" approach the eye casualty patient. Shows what can be expected at each stage of the eye injury patient encounter. Presents information appropriate for the entire multi-disciplinary eye casualty team

Philosophy for Children in Confucian Societies: In Theory and Practice (Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education)

by Chi-Ming Lam

This book contributes to the theory and practice of Philosophy for Children (P4C), with a special emphasis on theoretical and practical issues confronting researchers and practitioners working in contexts that are strongly influenced by Confucian values and norms. It includes writings by prominent P4C scholars from four Confucian societies, viz., Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. These writings showcase the diversity of the P4C model, providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to tell their stories in their own Confucian cultural contexts. The research stories in the first part of the book are concerned with assessing the impact of traditional Confucian norms, promoting critical thinking, reconstructing the notion of community of inquiry, creating moral winds, integrating philosophy into the school curriculum, and localizing teaching methods and materials. Four issues are discussed in the second part of the book: the tension between Confucianism and powerful thinking; cultural challenges for practitioners; the transformation of harmony; and the conception of family. Taken as a whole, the book provides fresh insights into whether and how P4C’s Westerninfluenced theories and practices are compromised when they are applied in non-Western, or rather Confucian, contexts. A must-read for anyone interested in the theory and practice of P4C and Confucianism in general.

Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions (Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science)

by Matt Ventresca Mary G. McDonald

Sport’s "concussion crisis" has been characterized by controversial scientific discoveries, athlete suicides, and high-profile lawsuits involving professional sports leagues, while provoking widespread media coverage, changes to game rules, and debate about the future of many popular sports. Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussion is the first edited collection to bring together multiple sociocultural perspectives on sports concussion that interrogate the social, economic, political, and historical forces shaping the cultural impacts of these injuries. Each of the ten chapters moves beyond biomedical or neuroscientific paradigms to critically examine a specific intersection of sociocultural factors influencing public perceptions about concussion or athlete experiences of brain injury. These include analyses of media and advertising, medical treatment and diagnostic protocols, gender and masculinity, developments in equipment and scientific models, economics and labor politics, understandings of trauma and recovery, public health philosophies, and disciplinary differences in framing the ontologies of concussion. Drawing from a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussion offers a diverse set of analyses examining brain injuries as cultural and embodied phenomena affecting more than just athletes’ brains, but also embedded within and (re)shaping meanings, identities, and social contexts. It is valuable reading for graduate students and researchers interested in the experience and treatment of sports concussion, sports sociology, and sports technology.

Sustainable Action: Overcoming the Barriers (Routledge Studies in Sustainability)

by Christian Berg

In this timely exploration of sustainable actions, Christian Berg unpacks the complexity in understanding the barriers we face in moving towards a sustainable future, providing solution perspectives for every level, from individuals to governments and supra-national organizations offering a lucid vision of a long-term and achievable goal for sustainability. While the 2030 Agenda has already set ambitious targets for humanity, it offers little guidance for concrete actions. Although much is already being done, progress seems slow and some actions aiming at sustainability may be counterproductive. Different disciplines, societal actors, governmental departments and NGOs attribute the slow progress to a number of different causes, from the corruption of politicians to the wrong incentive structures. Sustainable Action surveys all the fields involved in sustainability to provide action principles which speak to actors of different kinds, not just those professionally mandated with such changes. It offers a road map to all those who might not constantly think about systems change but who are concerned and want to contribute to a sustainable future in a meaningful way. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainability issues, as well as those looking for a framework for how to change their systems at work to impact the quadruple bottom line: environment, economy, society, and future generations.

Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

by Matthew C. Hunter

Painting with Fire shows how experiments with chemicals known to change visibly over the course of time transformed British pictorial arts of the long eighteenth century—and how they can alter our conceptions of photography today. As early as the 1670s, experimental philosophers at the Royal Society of London had studied the visual effects of dynamic combustibles. By the 1770s, chemical volatility became central to the ambitious paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds, premier portraitist and first president of Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts. Valued by some critics for changing in time (and thus, for prompting intellectual reflection on the nature of time), Reynolds’s unstable chemistry also prompted new techniques of chemical replication among Matthew Boulton, James Watt, and other leading industrialists. In turn, those replicas of chemically decaying academic paintings were rediscovered in the mid-nineteenth century and claimed as origin points in the history of photography. Tracing the long arc of chemically produced and reproduced art from the 1670s through the 1860s, the book reconsiders early photography by situating it in relationship to Reynolds’s replicated paintings and the literal engines of British industry. By following the chemicals, Painting with Fire remaps familiar stories about academic painting and pictorial experiment amid the industrialization of chemical knowledge.

The Caves of Perigord: A Novel

by Martin Walker

In a brilliant and ambitious thriller that combines elements of Jean Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth into a riveting, multifaceted tale of love, art, courage, and war, Martin Walker brings to life the creation of an extraordinary work of prehistoric cave art and the struggle to possess it in our own time. Walker's richly interwoven novel opens with the arrival of a mysterious package for a young American woman working in a London auction house. Brought by a British officer, it contains a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave painting left to him by his father, a former World War II hero. The fragment, significant and stunning in itself, is also the key to the existence of an un-known cave that may be more important in the history of art and human creation than the world-famous one at Lascaux. It triggers a storm of publicity and commands the attention of the French authorities all the way up to the President of the Republic, who seems to know more about the painting's origins than anyone else... As the young American woman, the British officer, and a French government art historian explore the ancient province of Périgord to determine the painting's origins, their search serves as backdrop for three compelling stories. There is the tale of the British officer's father who lands in Nazi-occupied France in 1944 to organize the Resistance, culminating in a series of battles to prevent the SS Das Reich Panzer Division from reaching the Normandy beaches in time to repel the D-Day invasion, which leads to an account of the subsequent discovery -- and cover-up -- of the lost cave and its paintings. And there is also the moving story of the young artist who painted them, the woman he loved, and the ancient culture that produced the first recognizable human art but required the sacrifice of its own creators. Filled with vivid, historically accurate details and imaginative re-creations of prehistoric life, The Caves of Périgord blends a complex plot and richly diverse characters into a seamless narrative of romance, tragedy, and heroism from past to present.

Silver Screen to Digital: A Brief History of Film Technology

by Carlo Montanaro

An era has ended. After one hundred and twenty-five years, a change has taken place in cinemas. The thousands of figures formed by silver and coloured pigments can no longer be viewed through transparent film, instead, everything has become digital, compressed, virtual and built into the rapid alternation of millions (hopefully, for quality's sake) of dots, or pixels within a very neat and minuscule grid. But projection is just the last link in a chain that is transforming the most direct language invented by humanity over the centuries. The other links – shooting, editing, special effects, re-elaboration and sound reproduction – have by now undergone radical transformations that have often signified progress.Perhaps, it is worth the trouble, then, having accepted this transformation-revolution once and for all, to understand where we started out from, how cinematographic language was born and how its grammar first and later its syntax evolved thanks to technological development. Without lightweight equipment for sound recording, sensitive emulsions, portable and compact lighting, it would not have been possible, at the end of the 50s, for example, to create identifiable "currents" of experimentation and concept under such titles as free cinema or nouvelle vague, which were largely based on footage from life and no longer reconstructed in the studio. That which filmmakers today can achieve even more effectively thanks to a range of digital technologies, paradoxically, involves working with even more-minimal equipment such as a smartphone in front of green or blue screens, against absolutely virtual backgrounds. In short: no more silver and more and more pixels.

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South

by Andrew Maraniss

Based on more than eighty interviews, this fast-paced, richly detailed biography of Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in the SEC, digs deep beneath the surface to reveal a more complicated and profound story of sports pioneering than we've come to expect from the genre. Perry Wallace's unusually insightful and honest introspection reveals his inner thoughts throughout his journey.Wallace entered kindergarten the year that Brown v. Board of Education upended "separate but equal." As a twelve-year-old, he sneaked downtown to watch the sit-ins at Nashville's lunch counters. A week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace entered high school, and later saw the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. On March 16, 1966, his Pearl High School basketball team won Tennessee's first integrated state tournament—the same day Adolph Rupp's all-white Kentucky Wildcats lost to the all-black Texas Western Miners in an iconic NCAA title game.The world seemed to be opening up at just the right time, and when Vanderbilt recruited him, Perry Wallace courageously accepted the assignment to desegregate the SEC. His experiences on campus and in the hostile gymnasiums of the Deep South turned out to be nothing like he ever imagined.On campus, he encountered the leading civil rights figures of the day, including Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, and Robert Kennedy—and he led Vanderbilt's small group of black students to a meeting with the university chancellor to push for better treatment.On the basketball court, he experienced an Ole Miss boycott and the rabid hate of the Mississippi State fans in Starkville. Following his freshman year, the NCAA instituted "the Lew Alcindor rule," which deprived Wallace of his signature move, the slam dunk.Despite this attempt to limit the influence of a rising tide of black stars, the final basket of Wallace's college career was a cathartic and defiant dunk, and the story Wallace told to the Vanderbilt Human Relations Committee and later The Tennessean was not the simple story of a triumphant trailblazer that many people wanted to hear. Yes, he had gone from hearing racial epithets when he appeared in his dormitory to being voted as the university's most popular student, but, at the risk of being labeled "ungrateful," he spoke truth to power in describing the daily slights and abuses he had overcome and what Martin Luther King had called "the agonizing loneliness of a pioneer."

Basic Math & Pre-Algebra: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice) (For Dummies Series)

by Mark Zegarelli

1001 Basic Math & Pre- Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies Practice makes perfect--and helps deepen your understanding of basic math and pre-algebra by solving problems1001 Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies, with free access to online practice problems, takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, giving you 1,001 opportunities to practice solving problems from the major topics in your math course. You begin with some basic arithmetic practice, move on to fractions, decimals, and percents, tackle story problems, and finish up with basic algebra. Every practice question includes not only a solution but a step-by-step explanation. From the book, go online and find:One year free subscription to all 1001 practice problemsOn-the-go access any way you want it--from your computer, smart phone, or tabletMultiple choice questions on all you math course topics Personalized reports that track your progress and help show you where you need to study the most Customized practice sets for self-directed study Practice problems categorized as easy, medium, or hardThe practice problems in 1001 Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies give you a chance to practice and reinforce the skills you learn in class and help you refine your understanding of basic math & pre-algebra.Note to readers: 1,001 Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies, which only includes problems to solve, is a great companion to Basic Math & Pre-Algebra I For Dummies, which offers complete instruction on all topics in a typical Basic Math & Pre-Algebra course.

The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred

by Phil Cousineau

A literary and meditative guide to bringing purpose and meaning to every journey you take, now updated with a new preface by the author. We are descendants of nomads. And although we no longer partake in this nomadic life, the instinct to travel remains. Whether we&’re planning a trip or buying a secondhand copy of Siddhartha, we&’re always searching for some kind of pilgrimage. With remarkable stories from famous travelers, poets, and modern-day pilgrims, The Art of Pilgrimage is for the mindful traveler who longs for something more than diversion and escape. Through literary travel stories and meditations, award-winning writer, filmmaker, and host of the acclaimed Global Spirits series Phil Cousineau shows readers that travel is worthy of mindfulness and spiritual examination. Whether traveling to Mecca or Memphis, Stonehenge or Cooperstown, one&’s journey becomes meaningful when the traveler&’s heart and imagination are open to experiencing the sacred. This edition of The Art of Pilgrimage includes a new preface by the author, more than seventy illustrations, and stories, myths, parables, and quotes from many travelers and many faiths.

Safe Passage: Words to Help the Grieving (Words To Help The Grieving Hold Fast And Let Go Ser.)

by Molly Fumia

This compassionate guide through the grieving process offers wisdom, hope, and healing meditations for those facing a difficult loss. The losses we face impact us in different ways, but there are certain steps we naturally take on a journey that ultimately leads to healing. A grief expert who has experienced devastating loss, Molly Fumia offers wisdom and insight to accompany us through these steps in this grief recovery handbook. As Fumia explains, the grieving process is a slow one, but it is only by going through each of the steps that recovery is achieved. With this in mind, she provides meditative reflections for readers to sit with. By encouraging us to take the necessary time to contemplate our feelings, Fumia opens a space for us to face our grief and equips us to handle what comes with that challenge. Fumia provides a deeply thoughtful roadmap for the difficult journey we face after profound loss in our lives. In leading us through the stages of grief, from near disbelief and denial to acceptance and growth, this meditation book provides a helping hand to all those lost in grief.

The Woman's Book of Confidence: Meditations for Strength and Inspiration (Meditations For Strength And Inspiration Ser.)

by Sue Patton Thoele

Freshly minted look, from the beloved author of The Woman's Book of Courage. Sue Patton Thoele has written a dozen books, sharing the wisdom of her own life and her practice as a therapist. Women of all ages will find reassurance, humor, and stories that help them access the confidence they need to make their lives and dreams their own.Thoele encourages us to weave a safety net, befriend our fears and see what we can take away from them, become our own parent when we need one, accept what is, and change what we can. These brief meditations, read daily, help reclaim dreams, tap into your intuitive wisdom, and find the strength to live fearlessly each and every day.Confidence is not some big, abstract "out there" thing, accessible only to movie stars, brainiacs, and billionaires. It's the stuff daily life is made of. Sue Thoele inspires and encourages us to find and grow our own confidence.

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