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La Rojatakes us on a journey through some of the extraordinary characters, games and other activities that have defined Spanish soccer, from the early days when a few enthusiasts developed their talent, to the emergence of rival giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and a national team that, encompassing all that was most brilliant in the Spanish League, became the world's champion.
The beginning of a fantastic new action / adventure series from a twenty-year-old author who knows how to thrill - now in paperback! Meet a 16-year-old superhuman: Agent Six of Hearts. He's the strongest, most effective agent in the Deck, a team of special agents fighting to uphold justice in a completely corrupt world. Six would be invincible if not for a deadly secret. He is the product of an illegal experiment by the Lab - a ruthless division of the corporation that controls his world. When the Deck begins to investigate the Lab, Six walks a tightrope between his two worlds, trying to keep his origin a secret.
Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds -- and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore. Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong. For the first time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations on virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly West Nile virus. The book also probes what's in store for Plum Island's new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism. Lab 257 is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes.
What is going on in Lab 6? Whatever it is, Sam Hughes is somehow involved. He hears a strange voice calling from within his mind and from behind the lab door. The closer Sam gets to the truth, the more the danger grows. The secret of Lab 6 will blow him away.
What does the lowly laboratory rat have to teach about being human? To behavioural neuroscientist Kelly Lambert, a whole lot. Her 25-year career conducting experiments that involve rats has led her to a somewhat surprising conclusion: through their adaptive life strategies, these unassuming and sometimes even reviled little rodents demonstrate the central secrets of how humans can lead successful lives. Generous with fascinating findings and quirky observations and informed by the passion of a researcher at the top of her game, Lambert sheds light on rats - and humans.
[From the back cover:] "MURDER BURNS ON FIRE ISLAND Island old-timers are stunned by the shooting death of Blue Harbor's popular fire chief, followed by the mysterious torching of his house. Rumors soon begin to flare up about the chief's rumored affairs with a vacationing lady lawyer and a girl half his age. But when former nun (now sleuth) Christine Bennett and her police detective husband start asking questions, a thick fog of evasiveness closes in. For this is not the first fire to scorch Blue Harbor. Nor, Chris suspects, is it the first murder--as she soon discovers that the passions that turn good people bad run long and deep and deadly ..." Ready to read more of the books in this series about Christine, a young nun who leaves the convent to marry a policeman and moves to New York City? She's establishing a family, making friends, teaching some college English and finding one murder after another to solve. The whole series is in the Bookshare collection . #1. The Good Friday Murders, #2. The Yon Kippur Murder (The Atonement Murder), #3. The Christening Day Murder, #4. The St. Patrick's Day Murder, #5. The Christmas Night Murder, #6. The Thanksgiving Day Murder, #7. The Passover Murder, #8. The Valentine's Day Murder, #9. The New Year's Day Murder, #11. The Father's Day Murder, #12. The Mother's Day Murder, #13. The April Fool's Day Murder, 14. The Happy Birthday Murder, #15 The Bar Mitzvah Murder, #16. The Silver Anniversary Murder and #17. The Cinco de Mayo Murder
More than a decade after the start of the transition process, unemployment rates remain in the double digits in a number of Central and Eastern European countries. That unemployment rates have failed to decline, even in countries experiencing good growth, is puzzling. In this paper the authors examine three interrelated questions: How has the transition from central planning to market economies affected labor market performance? How have labor market institutions and policies influenced developments? Why have regional differences in unemployment persisted? The authors take an eclectic methodological approach: construction of a new data set and a simple analytical model; econometric estimation; and case studies.
In The Labor of Job, the renowned Marxist political philosopher Antonio Negri develops an unorthodox interpretation of the Old Testament book of Job, a canonical text of Judeo-Christian thought. In the biblical narrative, the pious Job is made to suffer for no apparent reason. The story revolves around his quest to understand why he must bear, and why God would allow, such misery. Conventional readings explain the tale as an affirmation of divine transcendence. When God finally speaks to Job, it is to assert his sovereignty and establish that it is not Job's place to question what God allows. In Negri's materialist reading, Job does not recognize God's transcendence. He denies it, and in so doing becomes a co-creator of himself and the world. The Labor of Job was first published in Italy in 1990. Negri began writing it in the early 1980s, while he was a political prisoner in Italy, and it was the first book he completed during his exile in France (1983-97). As he writes in the preface, understanding suffering was for him in the early 1980s "an essential element of resistance. . . . It was the problem of liberation, in prison and in exile, from within the absoluteness of Power. " Negri presents a Marxist interpretation of Job's story. He describes it as a parable of human labor, one that illustrates the impossibility of systems of measure, whether of divine justice (in Job's case) or the value of labor (in the case of late-twentieth-century Marxism). In the foreword, Michael Hardt elaborates on this interpretation. In his commentary, Roland Boer considers Negri's reading of the book of Job in relation to the Bible and biblical exegesis. The Labor of Job provides an intriguing and accessible entry into the thought of one of today's most important political philosophers.
Bring your best case to the table by putting theory into practice with this guide to labor relations, unions, and collective bargaining. Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining: Cases, Practice, and Law introduces readers to collective bargaining and labor relations. This text is concerned with application, as well as coverage of labor history, laws, and practices.
This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change. The book is based on field work done by Bruno Latour in Roger Guillemin's laboratory at the Salk Institute and provides an important link between the sociology of modern sciences and laboratory studies in the history of science.
This laboratory manual is designed for instructors who teach a two-semester introductory anatomy & physiology course, but do not require the full range of laboratory exercises found in Marieb's best-selling Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab Manuals (Cat, Fetal Pig, and Main).
In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet-reasoned the detective-like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters. So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot made up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed 'Labours'. Each would go down n the annals of crime as a heroic feat of deduction.
A Designer Dog book dedicated to the world's most popular crossbred, Labradoodle celebrates the "breed" created from the pairing of a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever. Professional animal trainer and author Miriam Fields-Babineau presents a look at the origins of both parent breeds as well as a glance at the unique nature of a Doodle-the special characteristics of the Labradoodle that combine the best traits of both parent breeds. The book includes the International Labradoodle Association's standard for the Labradoodle as well as chapters on feeding, grooming, house-training and obedience. The final chapter of the book "Experience Labradoodle Fun" talks about all of the fun activities for owners and their Doodles, including agility, flyball, dancing with dogs, and more.
At Animal Ark, Mandy Hope helps her parents treat animals of all shapes and sizes. Even outside the clinic, Mandy can't resist helping any animal in need. Mandy and James are staying with her parents at a vacation house in the Lake District when they spot a mischievous Labrador on the lawn. James's dog, Blackie, is thrilled to have found a friend, but with no identification or collar, how will the Hopes find her owner? And why does she seem so at home in the cottage?
The story of a family in crisis and the loyal dog that holds them together, from the witty and imaginative author of The Dead Fathers Club .
Whether you are seeing yellow, black or chocolate in your future, Breeders' Best Labrador Retriever promises to be a colorful and informative start for the first-time owner. Here is precisely what the new owner needs to know about life with a Labrador Retriever. From how to select a top-rate breeder and recognize a sound, healthy puppy to caring for and training the puppy, the author guides you every step of the way. Author Nona Kilgore Bauer, a celebrate authority on retrievers, offers sensible, helpful advice about house-training, sensible obedience training and effective problem solving, as well as responsible home care, health and veterinary concerns. This Breeders' Best book promises the best possible start with your new Labrador puppy.
An introduction to North America's most popular dog, which includes its history, development, uses, and care.
What's that dog with the short thick coat, energetic nature, and peppy personality? It's the Labrador retriever! Labs love to play, and they are always eager to please. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a Lab fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its waterproof fur and webbed feet that help it swim to its history as a fishing dog in Newfoundland, Canada. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Lab. So check out this go-to guide Lab lovers--and learn all about why Labs are the best breed there is!
An act of bravery has turned Specs the guide dog into a city hero. The mayor, police and even strangers have showered Specs with gifts, treats and awards. Now it's Roy Cook's turn to thank his dog for being, 'More than just my eyes.' Roy plans a great vacation a dog would really love. But there's just one catch. . .
The day begins with a simple walk between Roy Cook and his guide dog Specs. By day end, Specs has experienced the eerie chill of a cemetery, the unusual spectacle of his first ballgame, and redefined his unbreakable bond with Roy Cook through an act of true heroism. This is the second book in the American Dog series.
A heart-pounding rappel into the chasms of darkness. Whitney Burke is a renowned cave researcher and marine biologist who has abandoned her livelihood after losing an assistant in a tragic caving accident. Though Whitney vows never to enter Labyrinth Cave again, her husband and daughter join a NASA-sponsored caving expedition. When the expedition is overtaken by a group of criminals, Whitney must overcome her paralyzing fear to save her husband Tom, her daughter Cricket and, ultimately, herself. Mark T. Sullivan's driving narrative explores the cave's terrifying subterranean atmosphere, a range of fascinating characters, and heart-stopping action sequences. Sullivan drops the reader into the story with force and momentum in this intensely told and adroitly crafted thriller, an astounding tale of adventure.
Transported to a magic-filled alternate world, a newlywed couple must find the treasure hidden in a labyrinth city if they ever wish to return homeWith marriage comes change, and for Sanjay and Chryse, that change is literally world altering. After their wedding reception, they accidentally drop a gift--a pack of special tarot cards--onto an elevator floor. The cards scatter, the lights go out, and all at once, they find themselves transported to Anglia. It's a strange parallel world not unlike Victorian England, but matriarchal in nature and shaped by powerful sorcery.While fleeing a riot in the streets, the pair is rescued by aristocrats Julian and Kate, the first of many new friends and adventures. To get home, they must find a treasure in the labyrinth city of Pariam--a quest that becomes ever more daunting as it attracts the attention of the evil Princess Blessa. Wonderfully conceived and full of memorable characters, The Labyrinth Gate is vibrant fantasy on every level.