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El Fuego de Chango

by Ernesto Quinonez

Julio Santana quema edificios. Por una modesta suma, Julio le prende fuego a los edificios de Harlem que algunos pode-rosos inversionistas quieren hacer desaparecer para cobrar el dinero del seguro, y construir nuevos edificios, más modernos, más caros, más cómodos. Julio ha ganado miles de dólares quemando las casas del mismo barrio que lo vio crecer, y con todo el dinero que ha ganado, logró comprar un apartamento en el que vive con sus padres. Pero cuando se enamora de Helen, una blanquita que acaba de mudarse a su edificio, Julio decide dejar a un lado los incendios, para llevar una vida honesta y sin complicaciones. Lo que no se esperaba, es que su cambio de parecer enfureciera tanto a sus jefes y que pronto, no sólo peligraría su propia vida, sino también la de sus seres queridos. A medida que lucha por alejarse de la vida que llevaba, Julio se ve rodeado de diversos personajes que iluminan pero también complican su existencia. De la pastora del barrio, que le consigue papeles de ciudadanía a los trabajadores indo-cumentados, a Papelito, el sabio y respetado santero, a los encantadores padres de Julio, Quiñonez le da vida a una novela cuyos personajes y temas son tan evocadores y universales que permanecerán en la mente del lector para siempre.

Fuel Cells, Solar Panels, and Storage Devices: Materials and Methods

by Johannes Karl Fink

This book focuses on the materials used for fuel cells, solar panels, and storage devices, such as rechargeable batteries. Fuel cell devices, such as direct methanol fuel cells, direct ethanol fuel cells, direct urea fuel cells, as well as biological fuel cells and the electrolytes, membranes, and catalysts used there are detailed. Separate chapters are devoted to polymer electrode materials and membranes. With regard to solar cells, the types of solar cells are detailed, such as inorganic-organic hybrid solar cells, solar powered biological fuel cells, heterojunction cells, multi-junction cells, and others. Also, the fabrication methods are described. Further, the electrolytes, membranes, and catalysts used there are detailed. The section that is dealing with rechargeable batteries explains the types of rechargeable devices, such as aluminum-based batteries, zinc batteries, magnesium batteries, and lithium batteries. Materials that are used for cathodes, anodes and electrolytes are detailed. The text focuses on the basic issues and also the literature of the past decade. Beyond education, this book may serve the needs of polymer specialists as well as other specialists, e.g., materials scientists, electrochemical engineers, etc., who have only a passing knowledge of these issues, but need to know more.

Fuel Price Subsidies in Gabon: Fiscal Cost and Distributional Impact

by Daniel Leigh Moataz El Said

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Fueling the Gilded Age

by Andrew B. Arnold

If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it. Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was embarrassingly primitive. Miners and operators dug coal, bought it, and sold it in 1900 in the same ways that they had for generations. In the popular imagination, coal miners epitomized anti-modern forces as the so-called "Molly Maguire" terrorists. Yet the sleekly modern railroads were utterly dependent upon the disorderly coal industry. Railroad managers demanded that coal operators and miners accept the purely subordinate role implied by their status. They refused. Fueling the Gilded Age shows how disorder in the coal industry disrupted the strategic plans of the railroads. It does so by expertly intertwining the history of two industries--railroads and coal mining--that historians have generally examined from separate vantage points. It shows the surprising connections between railroad management and miner organizing; railroad freight rate structure and coal mine operations; railroad strategy and strictly local legal precedents. It combines social, economic, and institutional approaches to explain the Gilded Age from the perspective of the relative losers of history rather than the winners. It beckons readers to examine the still-unresolved nature of America's national conundrum: how to reconcile the competing demands of national corporations, local businesses, and employees.

Fuera de la oscuridad (Caballo Oscuro #2)

by Kate Sherwood Georgette Asi

Segunda EdiciónLa secuela de "Caballo Oscuro" Volumen 2 de la serie Caballo Oscuro «Ya es suficientemente duro entre dos personas. Meter a una tercera en la ecuación es... no sé, ¿no va a parecer que estamos buscando problemas?». No fue fácil, pero el entrenador de caballos Dan Wheeler había comenzado a construirse una nueva vida, había encontrando su sitio en California con sus amantes Evan Kaminski y Jeff Stevens. Cuando las cosas iban bien era espectacular: había cariño, risas y pasión. Pero al parecer, las cosas no solían ir bien muy a menudo. Dan sigue luchando contra la pérdida de su anterior pareja y a veces tenía dudas de si merecía ser feliz. Evan tiene celos de cualquiera que buscara el afecto de Dan (incluido Jeff); y a este le preocupa ser demasiado mayor para sus hombres más jóvenes, y llega a preguntarse si no era mejor alejarse. A pesar de todas sus resoluciones, Dan siente una conexión especial con los otros dos hombres, pero no sabe si eso será suficiente. Sabe que duele estar juntos, pero lo que tiene que hacer es decidir si no será incluso más doloroso estar separados.

Fuera de lugar

by Edward W. Said

En Fuera de lugar Edward Said ofrece un fascinante relato del desarrollo vital de un crítico y pensador a caballo entre Oriente y Occidente. Fuera de lugar no es solamente un enfrentamiento dramático con los fantasmas de una infancia y la crónica de un mundo que ya no existe, es fundamentalmente una recapitulación de los temas que han ocupado la vida de unos de los intelectuales más importantes de este siglo: el destierro forzoso, la desposesión y, en última instancia, el exilio interior. Escritas a la luz de una grave enfermedad y a partir de un regreso traumático a los lugares de la infancia, estas memorias duras y polémicas ofrecen una perspectiva nueva sobre una vida y una obra marcadas desde el principio por la negativa imperiosa e inagotable a rendirse.«Fuera de lugar es un acto intensamente conmovedor de reivindicación y comprensión, el retrato de una educación transcultural, y amenudo dolorosa, escrito con una intensidad maravillosa y una honestidad implacable. Su lectura permite conocer a su familia y su juventud con la profundidad con la que conocemos a los personajes de la literatura, y entender de forma íntima e inolvidable lo que ha significado ser palestino en el último medio siglo.»SALMAN RUSHDIE

Fuera del Borde del Mapa: Marco Polo, el Capitán Cook, y Otros 9 Viajeros y Exploradores

by Michael Rank Denise Tarud

Descripción del libro: Del autor #1 del bestseller Los Mayores Generales de la Historia, llega un nuevo y fascinante libro sobre los mayores exploradores en la historia y cómo sus descubrimientos moldearon el mundo moderno. Ya fuera Rabban Bar Sauma, el monje chino del siglo XIII a quien los mongoles encargaron viajar a Occidente para crear una alianza militar contra el Islam; Marco Polo, quien abrió una ventana para Europa hacia el Este; o el Capitán James Cook, cuyos viajes marítimos de descubrimiento crearon la economía global del siglo XXI, cada uno de estos exploradores tuvo un indeleble impacto sobre la sociedad moderna. Este libro tratará de los 11 mayores exploradores en la historia. Algunos viajaron por piedad religiosa, como en el caso de Ibn Battuta, quien viajó desde África del Norte hacia Indonesia en los 1300s, visitando todo lugar de peregrinaje islámico en el camino -y convirtiéndose en consejero de más de 30 jefes de estado. Otros viajaron por ganancias, como fue el caso de Fernando de Magallanes, quien quería consolidar el dominio de España sobre el comercio de especies. Otros viajaron por la simple fascinación de la aventura. Como el explorador victoriano Richard Francis Burton, quien aprendió 29 idiomas, hizo el peregrinaje a Meca en forma secreta como musulmán, y escribió 50 libros sobre diversos temas desde la traducción del Kama Sutra hasta un manual sobre ejercicios de bayoneta. Aun así, otros viajaron por descubrimiento, como Ernest Shackleton, quien dirigió dos docenas de hombres hacia el extremo sur del mundo en un intento por cruzar la Antártica a pie. Cualquiera que fuera su razón para el descubrimiento, estos exploradores aun hoy nos inspiran a ir más allá de los límites del logro humano -y descubrir algo sobre nosotros mismos en el intento.

Fug You

by Ed Sanders

Fug Youis Ed Sanders's unapologetic and often hilarious account of eight key years of "total assault on the culture," to quote his novelist friend William S. Burroughs. Fug Youtraces the flowering years of New York's downtown bohemia in the sixties, starting with the marketing problems presented by publishingFuck You / A Magazine of the Arts, as it faced the aboveground's scrutiny, and leading to Sanders's arrest after a raid on his Peace Eye Bookstore. The memoir also traces the career of the Fugs--formed in 1964 by Sanders and his neighbor, the legendary Tuli Kupferberg (called "the world's oldest living hippie" by Allen Ginsberg)--as Sanders strives to find a home for this famous postmodern, innovative anarcho-folk-rock band in the world of record labels.

Fugitive Bride

by Miranda Lee

Gerard Woodward was the husband Leah had dreamed of-handsome, powerful and wealthy. Until she overheard something that made her realize he'd ruthlessly seduced her into marriage for his own ends. She decided to go. . . ;. Six months later the fugitive bride comes face-to-face with her husband once more. Well, he looks like her husband, he makes love like her husband. . . ;but he claims he's her husband's twin brother!

Fugitive: The Cat Star Chronicles #5

by Cheryl Brooks

The last thing Drusilla expected to find on vacation was a gorgeous man hiding in the jungle. But what is he running from? And why does she feel so mesmerized that she'll stop at nothing to be near him? Hypnotically attracted, he will risk his life to have her... Zetithian warrior Manx, a member of a race hunted to near extinction because of their sexual powers, has done all he can to avoid extermination. But when an uncommon woman enters his jungle lair, the animal inside of him demands he risk it all to have her. Until he saw her, his loneliness threatened to consume him. Would she risk her life to join him...or would their intense pleasure in each other destroy them both?

Fugitive Fiancée

by Kristin Gabriel

Rancher Garrett Lord was at a turning point in his life. He needed to know why his natural mother had abandoned him and his siblings all those years ago. So when he discovered Mimi Cassville hiding out in his barn in a wedding gown and veil, he didn't want to hear her story. As far as Garrett was concerned, Mimi must have abandoned and betrayed her groom. But that was far from the truth, and Mimi was about to teach Garrett that some of life's hardest choices were made out of love.

Fugitive Landscapes: The Forgotten History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

by Samuel Truett

This book reveals the forgotten story of their ambitious dreams and their ultimate failure to control this fugitive terrain. Focusing on a mining region that spilled across the Arizona--Sonora border, this book shows how entrepreneurs, corporations, and statesmen tried to domesticate nature and society within a transnational context. Efforts to tame a "wild" frontier were stymied by labor struggles, social conflict, and revolution. Fugitive Landscapes explores the making and unmaking of the U. S. -Mexico border, telling how ordinary people resisted the domination of empires, nations, and corporations to shape transnational history on their own terms. By moving beyond traditional national narratives, it offers new lessons for our own border-crossing age.

The Fugitive Pigeon

by Donald E. Westlake

This “high comedy of errors [and] murder” with a cat-and-mouse plot is “real fun on the run” from the Edgar Award–winning Grand Master of Mystery (Kirkus Reviews). Charlie Poole is a bum. His friends know it. His gangster uncle Al knows it. And Charlie himself knows it better than anyone. He’s stuck with his meager lot, tending bar at his uncle’s Brooklyn dive, picking up the occasional package . . . and being a bum. But when two mob hit men show up out of the blue and inform him that his breathing days are over, Charlie doesn’t feel like a bum anymore. He feels like an extremely fast runner. Because not having much of a life is still way better than not having any life at all. Now, the hapless Charlie is on the lam with a pair of heavies on his tail. And over the next few days, he stumbles into a murder he gets blamed for, meets a gorgeous gal he could fall for, discovers what he’s willing to fight for—and finds out just why the hell anyone would want to kill a bum like him . . . Praise for Donald E. Westlake “Westlake has no peer in the realm of comic mystery novelists.” —San Francisco Chronicle “No writer can excel Donald E. Westlake.” —Los Angeles Times

Fugitive Trackdown

by Sandra Robbins

DEADLY PURSUIT Nothing will stop Claire Walker from finding her father's killer. But a shy Southern librarian is no match for a murderer, and as a novice bounty hunter, she's quickly cornered. Fugitive recovery specialist Adam Knight arrives just in time to rescue Claire. But now she owes her life to the man who once broke her heart. With the killer still tracking Claire, Adam decides she needs a guardian-and he's the best man for the job. Set on seeing justice served, Claire and Adam must join forces...and try to outrun a desperado and his deadly traps. Bounty Hunters: Finding justice one fugitive at a time

El fugitivo

by Stephen King

Una angustiante novela del maestro de terror Stephen King sobre un aterrador futuro donde la televisión es la única realidad. A mediados del siglo XXI, un concurso televisivo, cuyo principal atractivo es la muerte de los participantes, bate récords de audiencia. Ben Richards, padre de una niña enferma y sumido en la más profunda miseria, decide concursar atraído por los extraordinarios premios, aun a sabiendas de que no sobrevivirá. Sometido a una implacable persecución, se plantea un único objetivo: resistir tantos días como sea posible para aumentar el premio y asegurar la subsistencia de su familia.

Führen – In der Einfachheit liegt die Stärke

by Jürg Isenschmid

Alle Führungswerkzeuge dieser Welt, alle Ablaufpläne, alle Checklisten, alle Hard- und Software und alles theoretische Wissen nützen einem Unternehmen nichts, wenn ihre Führungskräfte nicht die wichtigste Voraussetzung zum Mitarbeiterführen haben. Jürg Isenschmid zeigt, dass nicht überdurchschnittliche Intelligenz, außerordentliches Fachwissen oder übertriebene "Coolness" der Schlüssel zum Erfolg ist. Gesunder Menschenverstand, Fingerspitzengefühl und Mut sind die wichtigeren Tugenden, um den angestrebten Endzustand zu erreichen. Mit Hilfe von 7 Verhaltensparametern und von praktischen Beispielen wird aufgezeigt, wie im Führungsalltag mit einfachen "Instrumenten" umgegangen wird. Der Leser kann schließlich selbst entscheiden, welcher Weg der der für ihn bessere ist.

The Fuhrer's Headquarters

by Adam Hook Neil Short

The 100th title in the Fortress series, this book describes and examines the Führerhauptquartiere - the 14 or so headquarters built for Hitler. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct the Nazi war apparatus, this is a fascinating insight into a range of historical sites from Berghof to the Wolf's Lair. With a map showing the locations of all of Hitler's bunkers and fortifications on the eastern and western fronts and illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned artwork, this book is an essential introduction to Hitler's command structures and recreates numerous bunkers and buildings which were destroyed by Allied bombing raids or by fleeing German troops.

Führungsfaktor Psychologie

by Mona Spisak Moreno Della Picca

Dieses Buch stellt die h#65533;ufigsten und wichtigsten Fragen zusammen, die F#65533;hrungskr#65533;fte im Alltag immer wieder vor Herausforderungen stellen, und beantwortet diese aus dem reichhaltigen Theorienfundus der angewandten Psychologie und dem Erfahrungswissen organisationspsychologischer Beratung. Nach einem klaren Frage-Antwort-Schema widmet sich jedes Kapitel einer Grundfrage und zugeh#65533;rigen Teilproblemen des F#65533;hrungsalltags. Die Antworten sind fachlich fundiert, praxisorientiert und bieten die M#65533;glichkeit, das vermittelte Wissen an realen Geschichten aus der Praxis zu reflektieren. Das psychologische F#65533;hrungswissen gleichzeitig alltagsnah und doch wissenschaftlich fundiert zusammengestellt: Zum schnellen Nachschlagen oder systematischen Nachlesen. F#65533;r mehr Sicherheit im F#65533;hrungsalltag und ein erf#65533;llteres Arbeitsleben!

Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

by David Lochbaum Edwin Lyman Union of Concerned Scientists Staff Susan Q. Stranahan

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors. Over the following weeks, the world watched in horror as a natural disaster became a man-made catastrophe: fail-safes failed, cooling systems shut down, nuclear rods melted. In the first definitive account of the Fukushima disaster, two leading experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists, David Lochbaum and Edwin Lyman, team up with journalist Susan Q. Stranahan, the lead reporter of the Philadelphia Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Three Mile Island accident, to tell this harrowing story. Fukushima combines a fast-paced, riveting account of the tsunami and the nuclear emergency it created with an explanation of the science and technology behind the meltdown as it unfolded in real time. Bolstered by photographs, explanatory diagrams, and a comprehensive glossary, the narrative also extends to other severe nuclear accidents to address both the terrifying question of whether it could happen elsewhere and how such a crisis can be averted in the future.

Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life

by Eben Alexander Anna Yusim

Are you living the life you thought you always wanted but feel that something is still missing? Do you think you should be happier than you are, considering all that you have? Have you achieved your professional or personal goals but still feel racked with insecurities, anxiety, or depression . . . and can't figure out why? Psychiatrist Anna Yusim knows just how you feel. Not only has she struggled with these feelings herself, but she has also worked with patients upon patients who have expressed the same bewildering concern: they have everything they've always wanted, and yet deep down they don't feel fulfilled. Determined to help herself and her patients, Dr. Yusim spent more than fifteen years studying and conducting research and came to a startling conclusion: this lingering feeling of dissatisfaction coincides with spiritual neglect. Once she helped her patients address their spiritual and psychological needs, she saw radical improvements in their happiness levels and quality of life.Now science is catching up with her innovative approach to therapy as groundbreaking medical research and studies substantiate what Dr. Yusim and many others have suspected for years: spirituality is a powerful path to healing. Drawing from the best in Western medicine, as well as teachings from Kabbalah, Buddhism, and shamanistic traditions, Dr. Yusim has developed a program that marries empirical science and spirituality to help you:Discover your life's true purposeEliminate self-defeating patterns and roadblocks that are keeping you from living your most authentic lifeUnderstand the scientific underpinnings behind "answered prayers" and "random coincidences"-and why having faith in them can change your outlook for the betterAppreciate how consciousness shapes your reality and how to harness this understanding to live a life of abundance.Filled with exercises, guided meditations, fascinating scientific research, and inspiring success stories, FULFILLED integrates the best of Western medicine with universal spiritual principles to help you find more meaning, more joy, and more fulfillment in your life.

Fulfilled: The NIV Devotional Bible for the Single Woman

by Mary Hollingsworth

Alone with God provides what no other devotional Bible product can deliver--the full text of the NIV Bible paired with the heartfelt, practical, entertaining, and inspiring biblical insite from well-known Christian single women who understand the unique challenges of living a joyful life without a soul mate.?

Fulfilling Your God-Given Destiny

by Casey Treat

Fulfilling Your God Given Destiny takes the question "How can I know God's plan for my life?" and answers it with the biblical principles that have worked to transform Pastor Casey Treat's life.

Full Blooded

by Amanda Carlson

It's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when you're the only girl in a family of werewolves. But it's next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race... Meet Jessica McClain -- she just became part of the pack.In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth..., the rest of the werewolves are doomed. And they're not about to go down without a fight.

Full Bloom

by Jayne Ann Krentz

Jacob Stone was part bodyguard, part troubleshooter for Ravenscroft International-and the subject of many women's fantasies, including those of Emily Ravenscroft. Over the years he'd pulled Emily out of countless acts of rebellion against her domineering family. And now he'd been summoned to rescue Emily from a marriage that promised to end in disaster. Instead of a reckless hellion, Jacob found a woman in charge of her life. Emily didn't need or want his protection-she needed his love. But did Jacob need this new kind of trouble?

Full Bloom (Max Holt #5)

by Janet Evanovich Charlotte Hughes

The temperature's on "sizzle" again in Beaumont, South Carolina, where peach trees are in season and ripe for the picking. So is its newest entrepreneur, Annie Fortenberry, a divorcee who inherited her grandmother's Queen Ann mansion (and its wacky handyman Erdle Thorney). According to a local psychic, she also inherited a spirit from its glory days as a brothel - not the kind of publicity the Peach Tree Bed & Breakfast needs if it's hosting millionaire Max Holt's upcoming wedding! If rumors of x-rated ghosts aren't stressful enough, Max's new partner has arrived with an eye on Annie's master suite. On the inside Wes Bridges may be corporate, but on the outside he's leather and denim, sporting a two-day beard, straddling a Harley, and sending the B&B's testosterone level through the roof. Annie's cool demeanor may be dropping as fast as Wes's jeans, but leave it to her ex to dampen the passion! His body's been discovered buried on the grounds along with a stash of illicit love letters and a photograph of one of the town's most prominent married ladies. Wrapped up in a murder plot, Annie must find the killer, save her own neck, and get back to where she was - wrapped up in Wes's strong loving arms...

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