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Разбитая Рамка

by Вероника Иванова Claudio Ruggeri

Человек найден мертвым в собственной художественной галерее. Винсент Джермано призван распутать клубок из многих возможных версий. Комиссар должен провести расследование тронутое грустью.

Призрак для Kомиссара

by Ирина Марусик-Миотто Claudio Ruggeri

Комиссар Винсент Джермано принадлежит к полицейским старой школы. Родившись в Сан Франциско, он уже двадцать лет живёт в Италии и не собирается ничего менять в своей жизни. В провинции Кастелли Романи, к югу от Рима, происходят преступления, подвергающие проницательность комиссара и его помощников нешуточным испытаниям. Речь идёт о «дополнительном времени» для футбольного арбитра и об исчезнувшей девушке...

Повредената Pамка

by Емилия Божинова Claudio Ruggeri

A man is found dead inside his art gallery, Vincent Germano will be expected to wade through thousands of possible assumptions, the Commissioner will have to deal with an investigation shadowed by melancholy.

H παράφωνη νότα

by Κωνσταντίνα Μαύρου Claudio Ruggeri

Ο Ραλφ Μπράντενμπουργκ, ένας διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένος μουσικός, βρέθηκε δολοφονημένος δίπλα στο αγαπημένο του για πιάνο. Της έρευνας ηγείται ο αστυνόμος Βίνσεντ Τζερμάνο, ο οποίος, προκειμένου να ανακαλύψει την αλήθεια, έχει στη διάθεσή του τα λόγια εκείνων που στο παρελθόν είχαν την ευκαιρία να γνωρίσουν τον εκκεντρικό και βαθυστόχαστο καλλιτέχνη. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με το συγγραφέα και τα βιβλία του επισκεφθείτε: Ιστολόγιο: Facebook: ή ακολουθήστε τον στο Twitter:


by 岡野美子 Claudio Ruggeri

ローマ近郊の警察分署長ヴィンセント ジェルマーノのシリーズ 河原で拾ったペットボトルの中のメッセージに好奇心をそそられた骨董商がジェルマーノのもとを訪ねてきたことから始まる一風変わった捜査はどういう展開をみせるのか

The Well-Woman Visit

by Lee A. Learman Anita K. Blanchard David Chelmow

This accessible text expands on the recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Well Woman Task Force (WWTF) to provide a practical guide to conducting a successful Well-Woman visit. Background chapters summarize the history of the WWTF and rationale and evidence supporting periodic health visits, explain the principles of early diagnosis and prevention, and offer advice on the practical side of conducting a visit, including considerations for special populations. Chapters detail each component of the visit, first explaining the scope of a problem, the rationale for screening or prevention, and the factors that alter a screening. The WWTF recommendations are then summarized and advice is offered on how to apply them. Case studies and advice on how to identify and assess new guidelines are also provided, ensuring providers are well-equipped to offer efficient and effective care.

The Book of The Ler

by M. A. Foster

Out of print since 1985, these three classic novels form a trilogy that chronicles the history of an alternate human race, the Ler, from their origins as a bioengineered "superhuman" race on Earth to their complex civilizations in space. Together, the books form a challenging examination of what it means to be human. .

Fundamentals of Nonparametric Bayesian Inference

by Aad van der Vaart Subhashis Ghosal

Explosive growth in computing power has made Bayesian methods for infinite-dimensional models - Bayesian nonparametrics - a nearly universal framework for inference, finding practical use in numerous subject areas. Written by leading researchers, this authoritative text draws on theoretical advances of the past twenty years to synthesize all aspects of Bayesian nonparametrics, from prior construction to computation and large sample behavior of posteriors. Because understanding the behavior of posteriors is critical to selecting priors that work, the large sample theory is developed systematically, illustrated by various examples of model and prior combinations. Precise sufficient conditions are given, with complete proofs, that ensure desirable posterior properties and behavior. Each chapter ends with historical notes and numerous exercises to deepen and consolidate the reader's understanding, making the book valuable for both graduate students and researchers in statistics and machine learning, as well as in application areas such as econometrics and biostatistics.

Bad Behavior

by Celia Aaron

They’re hot. They’re ruthless. They’re a**holes.These lawyers are winners in court and cocky in bed. They know what they want and how to get it. But even the most high-powered suit can be brought to his knees. From the author of Kicked and Blackwood comes the the BAD BITCH trilogy by Celia Aaron.Bad BitchThey call me the Bad Bitch. A lesser woman might get her panties in a twist over it, but me? I'm the one who does the twisting. Whether it's in the courtroom or in the bedroom, I've never let anyone - much less a man - get the upper hand.Except for that jerk attorney Lincoln Granade. He's dark, mysterious, smoking hot and sexy as hell. He's nothing but a bad, bad boy playing the part of an up and coming premiere attorney. I'm not worried about losing in a head to head battle with this guy. But he gets me all hot and bothered in a way no man has ever done before. I don't like a person being under my skin this much. It makes me want to let go of all control, makes me want to give in. This dangerous man makes me want to submit to him completely, again, and again, and again...HardassI cave in to no one. My hardass exterior is what makes me one of the hottest defense lawyers around. It's why I'm the perfect guy to defend the notorious Bayou Butcher serial killer - and why I'll come out on top.Except this new associate I've hired is unnaturally skilled at putting chinks in my well-constructed armor. Her brazen talk and fiery attitude make me want to take control of her and silence her - in ways that will keep both of us busy till dawn. She drives me absolutely 100% crazy, but I need her for this case. I need her in my bed. I need her to let loose the man within me who fights with rage and loves with scorching desire...Total D*ckI’m your classic skirt chaser. A womanizer. A total d*ck. My reputation is dirtier than a New Orleans street after a Mardi Gras parade. I take unwinnable cases and win them. Where people see defeat, I see a big fat paycheck. And when most men see rejection, it’s because the sexiest woman at the bar has already promised to go home with me.But Scarlett Carmichael is the one person I can’t seem to conquer. This too-cool former debutante has it all—class, attitude, and a body that begs to be worshiped. I’ve never worked with a person like her before—hell, I’ve never played nice with anyone before in my life, and I’m not about to start with her. This woman wasn’t meant to be played nicely with. It’s going to be dirty. It’s going to be hot. She’s about to spend a lot of time with the biggest d*ck in town. And she’s going to love every minute of it…

Second-Chance Cowboy

by Carolyne Aarsen

Rancher Daddy Morgan Walsh will do just about anything to connect with the son who continues to keep him at arm's length. Even ask a favor of ex-fiancée Tabitha Rennie. And what young Nathan desperately wants is for Tabitha to train his late mother's horse. But Tabitha is also determined to keep her distance. As soon as she's paid off her father's debts, she'll leave town and the painful memories of the real reason she abruptly left Morgan all those years ago. Yet spending time with Morgan and his son is sparking dreams she can't deny: of family, fresh starts and first loves that last a lifetime.

Harlequin Love Inspired June 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2: Their Pretend Amish Courtship\Second-Chance Cowboy\The Single Mom's Second Chance

by Carolyne Aarsen Jessica Keller Patricia Davids

Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. THEIR PRETEND AMISH COURTSHIPThe Amish Bachelors Patricia DavidsTo avoid their matchmaking mothers’ plans and pursue their dreams, Fannie Erb and Noah Bowman agree to a pretend courtship. As they make room in their schedules to attend events as a couple, could their hearts also begin to make room for each other?SECOND-CHANCE COWBOY Cowboys of Cedar Ridge Carolyne AarsenOnce she’s paid off her father’s debts, Tabitha Rennie plans to leave Cedar Ridge and all the painful memories it brings. Having ex-fiancé Morgan Walsh ask for help connecting with his son was not part of the plan. Yet spending time with father and son is creating dreams of house and home. THE SINGLE MOM’S SECOND CHANCEGoose Harbor Jessica KellerReturning to Goose Harbor, Claire Atwood has plenty of reasons for staying away from Evan Daniels—most notably being jilted at the altar by her onetime sweetheart. But both are running for mayor, which means spending time together. But could it also mean a second chance at forever? Join to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Child Astrology: A Guide to Nurturing Your Child's Natural Gifts

by M. J. Abadie

A hands-on approach to the planets and their influence on children's emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development. • A guide for parents with no prior experience in astrology. • Allows parents to fully develop their children's strengths. • Author of Love Planets and coauthor of Finding Love (with Sally Jessy Raphael). For anyone and everyone concerned with successfully raising a child, M. J. Abadie's Child Astrology brings to light the rich world of celestial influences. No previous knowledge of astrology is required for parents to gain illuminating insight into their child, using techniques and methods practiced for centuries. Child Astrology offers a comprehensive look at the planets and their influence on your child's emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual development. It provides easy-to-use planetary tables and clear instructions on how to record and interpret the positioning of the planets at the time of a child's birth. The author suggests specific approaches that help to minimize those influences in a child's life that are negative and to maximize those that are positive, approaches that aid parents in anticipating and addressing the major changes particular to children's different developmental stages. As they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, children need all the help we can offer. Child Astrology gives parents the chance to enhance the development of their children with loving care tailored expressly to the individual gifts their children possess.

Tarot for Teens

by M. J. Abadie

The first and only complete guide to tarot interpretation written specifically for teens. • Provides comprehensive interpretations of each card plus instructions on how to use the cards, care for a tarot deck, and read the oracle for oneself and others.• Contains spreads, exercises, and at-a-glance card summaries.• Includes language and life examples geared specifically to the needs and concerns of teens.• Written by the coauthor of Love Planets (50,000 copies sold) and the author of The Everything Tarot Book and Teen Astrology (10,000 copies sold). The ancient art of reading tarot cards is a universally popular method of interpreting what's happening in one's life and finding answers to critical personal issues. Tarot for Teens uses examples common to the teen experience to teach how to interpret the cards and apply the oracle to life's timeless themes and challenges: the quest for love, issues of work and career, and the search for spiritual insight and personal growth. The author offers comprehensive explanations of each card that can be applied to any tarot deck and provides a wide range of sample spreads and exercises. She also explores the tremendous variety of tarot decks available today. Tarot for Teens is filled with possibilities and connections--astrological correspondences, numerological references, mythological explanations, interpretations for cards in both "upright" and "reversed" positions, and practical advice for doing readings--to maximize the fun, potency, and teachings of the tarot.

Teen Astrology: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Life Your Own

by M. J. Abadie

Explains how astrology can help teens understand themselves and take charge of their lives. • The teen market is the fastest-growing segment of the book-buying public.• A perfect party book for teens everywhere.• No previous knowledge of astrology is necessary.• M. J. Abadie has published three previous bestsellers: Finding Love, Love Planets, and Child Astrology. Why an astrology book just for teens? This is the ideal time for them to learn to understand their own inner dynamics and go after the life they really want. And astrology is simply the best tool available for gaining insight into oneself and one's relationships with other people. Teen Astrology shows how the Sun represents outer personality, while the Moon reflects the inner self, and how to balance the two. Venus rules matters of the heart, while Mars rules energy and passion. Understanding the dynamics of these two planets can help teens safely navigate the turbulent waters of love. Understanding their Mercury placement will help teens discover their most natural ways of learning, thinking, and communicating. By comparing their chart to those of their parents teens can figure out how to bridge the generation gap and open up new lines of communication. Absolutely no previous knowledge of astrology is needed to use this book--it provides full explanations of all astrological influences and all the necessary tables for locating planetary placements of friends and family.

Teen Dream Power: Unlock the Meaning of Your Dreams

by M. J. Abadie

The first and only complete guide to dream interpretation written specifically for teens.• Provides instruction for dream recall, interpretation, developing a personal dictionary of dream symbols, and keeping a dream diary.• Explains how to handle nightmares and negative dream images and explores the significance of dreams about sex. • Includes language, imagery, and life examples geared specifically to the needs and concerns of teens.• Written by the coauthor of Love Planets (50,000 copies sold) and the author of Your Psychic Potential (20,000 copies sold).When we dream we uncover our inner selves, process our hopes and fears, and explore our potential. Teen Dream Power teaches teens that when they sleep, their unconscious minds are sending them important messages that may hold the keys to their personal happiness. A professional astrologer and psychotherapist with a specialty in dream interpretation, M. J. Abadie explores the dream wisdom of earlier societies and what it means for teens today. She shows teens that by inducing dreams for special purposes and maneuvering negative dream images they can solve everyday problems. Teens will learn to increase dream recall, interpret dreams using their own personal dream symbol dictionary, handle nightmares, and explore the fascinating inner changes going on at this time in their lives. With the tools in Teen Dream Power, teens can gain self-understanding, enhance learning skills, and increase their creativity and productivity.

Harry Potter y la Biblia: La amenaza tras la magia

by Richard Abanes

Harry Potter y sus aventuras mágicas en una escuela de hechicería continúa cautivando a millones de personas mundialmente. El mercado ha sido inundado con un centenar de productos relacionados a esta historia: juegos de barajas, ropa y hasta muebles para el hogar. Sin embargo, unas cuantas preguntas al respecto deben ser formuladas: * Ofrece Harry Potter alguna moraleja positiva para los niños de hoy? * La hechicería de Harry es verdaderamente ficción o esta basada en el ocultismo? * Cómo se compara Harry Potter a otros libros de ficción para niños escritos por C.S. Lewis o J.R.R. Tolkien? En este libro amigable y de gran ayuda, Richard Abanes responde a estas interrogantes, analiza profundamente a una sociedad que tiende a volcarse al paganismo y examina la razón de por qué Dios dijo "no" al ocultismo. Harry Potter y la Biblia le ayudará a decidir sabiamente respecto a este tema para su familia.

Des cookies pour séduire

by Myriam Abbas Amber Kell

Contes d'un étrange livre de cuisine, numéro hors sérieAprès la mort de sa sœur, l’homme d’affaires Marshall Hunter obtient la garde de sa nièce. Peu habitué aux enfants, Marshall peine à se lier à elle. Dans un effort pour la mettre plus à l’aise dans son nouveau foyer, il engage le peintre muraliste professionnel Pace Barlow pour personnaliser sa chambre. Pace est intrigué par sa minuscule cliente et encore plus intéressé par son bel oncle, mais il n’est pas certain d’être prêt pour la responsabilité d’une famille déjà formée. Quand Marshall décide de déménager pour le bien de sa nièce, pourra-t-il conserver sa relation avec son jeune artiste, ou devra-t-il abandonner l’amour pour devenir le bon père de cette petite fille solitaire ? L’amour préparé dans une recette à l’ancienne pourrait bien réunir les deux hommes, mais certaines choses ont besoin de davantage que des cookies magiques pour être réparées.

Learning Apache Spark 2

by Muhammad Asif Abbasi

Learn about the fastest-growing open source project in the world, and find out how it revolutionizes big data analytics About This Book • Exclusive guide that covers how to get up and running with fast data processing using Apache Spark • Explore and exploit various possibilities with Apache Spark using real-world use cases in this book • Want to perform efficient data processing at real time? This book will be your one-stop solution. Who This Book Is For This guide appeals to big data engineers, analysts, architects, software engineers, even technical managers who need to perform efficient data processing on Hadoop at real time. Basic familiarity with Java or Scala will be helpful. The assumption is that readers will be from a mixed background, but would be typically people with background in engineering/data science with no prior Spark experience and want to understand how Spark can help them on their analytics journey. What You Will Learn • Get an overview of big data analytics and its importance for organizations and data professionals • Delve into Spark to see how it is different from existing processing platforms • Understand the intricacies of various file formats, and how to process them with Apache Spark. • Realize how to deploy Spark with YARN, MESOS or a Stand-alone cluster manager. • Learn the concepts of Spark SQL, SchemaRDD, Caching and working with Hive and Parquet file formats • Understand the architecture of Spark MLLib while discussing some of the off-the-shelf algorithms that come with Spark. • Introduce yourself to the deployment and usage of SparkR. • Walk through the importance of Graph computation and the graph processing systems available in the market • Check the real world example of Spark by building a recommendation engine with Spark using ALS. • Use a Telco data set, to predict customer churn using Random Forests. In Detail Spark juggernaut keeps on rolling and getting more and more momentum each day. Spark provides key capabilities in the form of Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, Spark ML and Graph X all accessible via Java, Scala, Python and R. Deploying the key capabilities is crucial whether it is on a Standalone framework or as a part of existing Hadoop installation and configuring with Yarn and Mesos. The next part of the journey after installation is using key components, APIs, Clustering, machine learning APIs, data pipelines, parallel programming. It is important to understand why each framework component is key, how widely it is being used, its stability and pertinent use cases. Once we understand the individual components, we will take a couple of real life advanced analytics examples such as 'Building a Recommendation system', 'Predicting customer churn' and so on. The objective of these real life examples is to give the reader confidence of using Spark for real-world problems. Style and approach With the help of practical examples and real-world use cases, this guide will take you from scratch to building efficient data applications using Apache Spark. You will learn all about this excellent data processing engine in a step-by-step manner, taking one aspect of it at a time. This highly practical guide will include how to work with data pipelines, dataframes, clustering, SparkSQL, parallel programming, and such insightful topics with the help of real-world use cases.

Beauty and the Beast. Really.

by Rick Abbot

Children's musical . Characters: 3 male, 4 female . Set: Exterior and Interior . Unexpected and hilarious twists make this version of the classic an entirely different romp for the whole family. The cast of seven play nine roles: Beauty, The Beast, Father, Mother, Stepsister, Boyfriend, a hound dog, a theatrical entrepreneur and a hopelessly inept tap dancer whose thankless job is to distract the audience during the scene alterations. There is only a single set that ingeniously converts from farm to castle and back again in a few seconds. Underlying the hilarity is a solid message about true beauty.

The Bride of Brackenloch! A Ghastley Comic Thriller?

by Rick Abbot

Comedy Thriller / 3m, 8f / Interior In this cheerily goofy spoof of all those gothic novels where the heroine is brought to the ancient manor by her handsome, brooding groom, new bride Daphne is brought to Brackenloch the day after her husband Jabez Thorngall lost his first bride to the family curse: any bride at Brackenloch Manor is doomed to die on her wedding day. At the bottom of the bracken fringed Scottish loch which gives the manor its name lurks "Bracky" who is not a monster to take lightly. The murder of Jabez's father six years earlier remains unsolved and family disappearances create further mysteries. Also missing is the Strong Wong, a Hong Kong tong gong thong which used to hang above the crossed claymores above the fireplace. Potential suspects include the housekeeper, the maid, the sister, the cook, the handyman, the aunt, the sexy female neighbor, the cast off sweetheart of Jabez who thought she would be the new bride. Suspicion and danger are omnipresent and audiences love every minute of this thriller.

But Why Bump Off Barnaby

by Rick Abbot

Mystery Farce / 4m, 6f / This lunatic show poses a fascinating mystery. When Barnaby Folcey is murdered at a family gathering at Marlgate Manor, it transpires that he had a motive to murder everybody else but no one had a reason to want him dead. While dying, he scrawled the letters "b- a-r," which can implicate everyone. While the bizarre group frantically tries to unmask the murderer, people vanish, poison is found in the sherry and the police take forever to arrive. Meanwhile, there's a secret treasure to be found, a mystifying limerick to decode and all sorts of doom to be avoided before the killer is finally unmasked and destroyed using one of the funniest methods ever seen on a stage.

Dracula: The Musical?

by Rick Abbot

Musical Farce / 4m, 4f / At its New York City premiere, patrons stood in line in a blizzard for tickets. At its Australian premiere, every seat for every performance was sold, and one critic noted, "the performance was one of the most enjoyable I've seen . . . My only other experience of the Dracula play . . . was the one that Sir Robert Helpmann directed . . . I can honestly say I enjoyed this one much more. It exhibited a superb sense of humor." Melodic, rollicking and hilarious, the show is also an economist's dream: one set, startling but simple special effects, and piano only accompaniment. This delightful spoof of the classic horror tale is an unparalleled romp from start to finish. The author here unveils his merits as a superbly adept composer to the joy of performers and audiences worldwide.

June Groom

by Rick Abbot

Comedy / 3m, 6f / Interior / On the eve of Jordan's 30th birthday on July 1, three days after his marriage to Dinah, he tells his friend Marty he's sworn to Uncle Harvey to remain celibate until this birthday to receive a fortune. Jordan is trying to keep his vow even though Dinah wanted to be a June bride. In a few hours he'll turn 30, Harvey's check will arrive and everything will be fine. Well not quite, because Harvey arrives to deliver the check in person, along with Aunt Bella. A frantic Jordan passes his bewildered bride off as Marty's wife. Dinah's Aunt Iris, a nun, arrives with a wedding gift and thinks Dinah is living with two men. Then Marty's wife shows up. Harvey finds a wedding announcement Jordan has updated to July 1 and thinks Jordan is marrying Ginger on his birthday. Dinah's mother shows up for a housewarming turned into an engagement party for her son in law and his best friend's wife! It's a side splitting, hilarious romp.

Play On!

by Rick Abbot

ComedyCharacters: 3 male, 7 female . Interior Set. Perfect for any theatre group, this is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

Sing On!

by Rick Abbot

4m, 7f / Comedy about a Musical / Here by popular demand is the sequel to PLAY ON!. The gang is joined by Phyllis's song-writing nephew Monte when dire circumstances - their theatre in in peril - force them to do yet another show by Phyllis. The intrepid thepians know disaster will probably result: It may be tough to act on a sinking ship but can you sing as the waters rise! If you have never produced PLAY ON! - fear not. SING ON! stands on its own as a side-spitting encounter with a harried community theatre group. The music does not require a cast that can sing well, and the melodies (but not the lyrics) are well-known tunes by Stephen Foster. Everyone will have the time of their lives doing this melodious and absolutely lunatic catastrophe!

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