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Intrepid (Kris Longknife #6)

by Mike Shepherd

Kris has been assigned to The Wasp, the best warship beyond the Rim of Human Space. But while hunting for pirates, Kris stumbles upon something. It is a plan to kill one of the members of the aristocratic Peterwald family and the would-be killers are setting her up as the assassin.

The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom: Adventures in Crying, Sleeping, Teething, and Feeding for the New Mom and Dad

by Jennifer Byrne

Welcome to the jungle!Caring for your baby can be scary. He smells weird, he squirms, he burps, he cries... and cries... and cries. She runs amok through your lovely family nest and shows you who the leader of the pack really is.The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom understands the tumultuous terrain you're currently facing. Sometimes handling your infant feels like you're encountering a new species--an adorable little creature that should be approached with caution. Inside this book, you'll find all the valuable information you need to get out of this brave new world in one piece, including the meaning behind each yelp, growl, and step, and how to handle close encounters.With these critical observations and instructions, you'll be able to nurture the mysterious little being that has taken up residence in your home--and allow peace to once again reign throughout the kingdom.

Intrepid Woman

by Betty Lussier

A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary and was soon ferrying planes and pilots for the RAF, and her memoir describes those days in thrilling detail. After the Normandy invasion, when women pilots were barred from delivering planes to the combat zones on the continent, she complained to Sir William S. Stephenson, who was in the RAF with her father in World War I and headed British intelligence in the States. He steered her to the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services, which was recruiting field agents. Her experiences with a special liaison unit in Algeria, Sicily, Italy, and France helping to set up a chain of double agents and transmit misinformation to the enemy are described in compelling detail as she takes the reader step-by-step through some memorable cases that helped bring the war to an end.

Intrigue at the Grand Opera

by Carolyn Keene

WHEN THE CURTAIN GOES DOWN,THE REAL DRAMA BEGINSThe American Grand Opera has come to River Heights to perform Tosca, Aida, and The Marriage of Figaro, and Nancy's friend Bess is going to be a chorus extra. It's all so exciting for the girls; the costumes, the music, the glamor! Little do they expect, though, the drama that will take place backstage. When a falling sandbag from the scenery catwalk nearly misses the two female stars of the opera during a dress rehearsal, Nancy begins to suspect foul play.As it turns out, the falling sandbag isn't the first incident of the tour. In the dressing room, Nancy finds out that rival singers Rosacrucia Alba, the hot new soprano, and Marta Willentz, an older member of the company, have been involved in a few scary situations. As rehearsals continue and the threat to these singers increases, Nancy scrambles to determine why someone is trying to ensure that only one singer will be the star of these shows.

Intrigued (Skye's Legacy #4)

by Bertrice Small

Bertrice Small's New York Times bestsellers have won the hearts of countless readers, time and time again. With INTRIGUED, Jasmine's spirited youngest daughter continues SKYE'S LEGACY as she learns the price of love- and desire. On her mother's advice, Lady Autumn Leslie leaves war-torn England for France in the hope of making a suitable match. The wealthy and handsome Marquis d'Auriville is all she could wish for in a husband, but when Autumn is widowed only a few years after they are wed, she believes she will never give her heart to another man. Yet as two kings-Louis XIV and Charles II-boldly bid for her affections, Autumn is plunged into the heady world of court intrigue, where powerful men will not hesitate to use a beautiful woman for their own ends-or barter her for their own pleasure. Yet it is Gabriel Bainbridge, the Duke of Garwood, a face from Autumn's past, who is determined to become her passionate, and only, destiny...

Intrigues: Book Two of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel)

by Mercedes Lackey

Magpie is a thirteen-year-old orphan chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar and taken to the capital city, Haven, to be trained as a Herald. Like all Heralds, Magpie learns that he has a hidden Gift-the Gift of telepathy. But life at the court is not without obstacles. When Mags is "recognized" by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, Mags himself comes under suspicion. Who are Magpie's parents-who is he, really? Can Mags also solve the riddle of his parentage and his connection with the mysterious spies-and prove his loyalty-before the king and court banish him as a traitor?

The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi Suzumiya #7)

by Nagaru Tanigawa

After closing a time loop fiasco in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Vol. 5), our protagonist Kyon is ready to start a new year with a blank slate--no time travel, no apocalyptic worries, and maybe some actual peace and quiet with the SOS Brigade, a club comprised of his high school's most extraordinary students. Their leader is Haruhi, a bold, brash girl who doesn't realize that she's actually a powerful goddess whose moods can easily change the balance of the universe.Just as Kyon starts to get comfortable, he gets a visit from his friend Mikuru. Except this isn't his Mikuru; it's a Mikuru from eight days in the future! Time traveling shenanigans start all over again as Kyon, guided by the future Mikuru, attempts to stop a terrible future from becoming a reality.

Intrinsic Motivation at Work

by Kenneth W. Thomas

What motivates people to do their best work in any endeavor they undertake? Management theory and practice has traditionally focused on elements that Kenneth Thomas calls 'extrinsic motivators': pay, benefits, status, bonuses, commissions, pension plans, expense budgets, and the like. While these are powerful motivators, particularly in command/control job situations where workers have little or no say in how the job is managed, by themselves they are no longer enough. In today's organizations, where managers expect workers and teams to self-manage their work, intrinsic rewards are essential. This breakthrough book provides the first comprehensive treatment of intrinsic motivation in the workplace-the psychological rewards workers get directly from the work itself-offering clear advice on how companies can harness its tremendous power to develop a more committed, self-managing workforce. Written in an engaging, accessible style and grounded in solid academic research, the book provides a diagnostic framework for addressing problems of intrinsic motivation and essential ways to build it.

Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement

by Kenneth W. Thomas

In this new edition of his classic book, Kenneth Thomas draws on the latest research findings to identify the key to employee engagement: intrinsic motivation.

Intro to Business

by Les R. Dlabay James L. Burrow Brad Kleindl

INTRO TO BUSINESS 7E introduces students to the concepts and skills required for success in today's marketplace. This market-leading text provides an abundance of practical applications that connect students to the business world and allows them to explore the foundations of business operations. The text's survey-like approach is ideal for the first course for business students.

Intro To Business (5th edition)

by Steven A. Eggland James L. Burrow Les Dlabay

Intro to Business 5E allows students to discover how a business works and how it impacts lives on a daily basis. With extended coverage on marketing, management, the Internet, as well as updated content, computer applications, and new web site, Intro to Business 5e provides everything needed to prepare for success in future careers!

Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica

by Javier Muñoz-Basols Manel Lacorte Nina Moreno Taboada Inma

Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual is the ideal introduction to Spanish linguistics for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish. No prior knowledge of linguistics is assumed as the book takes you step-by-step through all the main subfields of linguistics, both theoretical and applied. Phonology. morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, history of the Spanish language, dialectology and sociolinguistics are concisely and accurately outlined providing a comprehensive foundation in the field. A comprehensive companion website provides a wealth of additional resources including further exercises to reinforce the material covered in the book, extra examples to clarify the most difficult concepts, extensive audio clips which reproduce the sounds of phonemes and allophones and sonograms. Written in a clear and accessible manner with extensive auxiliary materials, Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual has been specially designed for students of Spanish with little or no linguistic background who need to understand the key concepts and constructs of Spanish linguistics.

Introducción al griego bíblico

by Nelson Morales Daniel S. Steffen Anita Henriques

La obra «Introducción al griego bíblico» responde a una fuerte necesidad sentida por todos los que han tenido la responsabilidad de formar a los futuros líderes de las iglesias. También entre los que ya son ministros se ha sentido durante mucho tiempo la necesidad de conocer con mayor precisión y profundidad los textos del Nuevo Testamento en su idioma original, el griego común o koiné. En un exitoso intento por llenar esta laguna, Ann Henriques, Nelson Morales y Daniel S. Steffen, Profesores del Seminario Teológico Centroamericano en Ciudad Guatemala, han preparado esta obra introductoria que responde con claridad y sencillez a las preguntas de siempre entre los que saben que necesitan conocer el idioma original de esta parte de las Escrituras, y al mismo tiempo no saben cómo lograrlo: ¿Dónde y cuándo se originó el idioma griego? ¿Por qué es importante estudiarlo? ¿Cuáles son las dificultades a superar en el estudio de un idioma que ni siquiera utiliza el mismo alfabeto que nosotros? ¿Cuál es la manera más práctica de estudiarlo? Los autores van resolviendo todos estos interrogantes, uno por uno. Desde el alfabeto griego hasta las declinaciones de las palabras y la conjugación de los verbos, todo es explicado de una manera asequible a quienes realmente se quieran familiarizar con este idioma. Dicho en pocas palabras, los profesores de uno de los seminarios teológicos más respetados de Iberoamérica han trabajado en equipo para presentarnos hoy esta «Introducción al griego bíblico», que muy pronto será reconocida como el mejor curso introductorio para el estudio del griego bíblico.

Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach, Sixth Edition

by Michael Alan Park

Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach is a concise text for the introductory-level, general anthropology course. The student-friendly format presents a unique holistic approach to anthropology, examining the biocultural nature, evolution, and behavior of the human species.

Introducing Bronfenbrenner

by Nóirín Hayes Leah O’toole Ann Marie Halpenny

Children learn in contexts, and the spaces, places and people they come into contact with have a deep influence on their development. Urie Bronfenbrenner's bioecological model of development places the child at the centre of this complex network, and his influence has been extensive in early childhood education. This book presents an introduction to Bronfenbrenner's model of development, drawing on practice-based research to identify and animate key elements of his model's impact. It illustrates how his model can help bring quality to early learning environments and incorporates it into daily work with young children. As well as providing a glossary of key terms, Introducing Bronfenbrennercovers areas such as: a bioecological perspective on educational transition; early education as a dynamic process; nurturing children's learning and development; reflecting the bioecological in early years practice. Using a variety of vignettes, practical examples of good practice and case studies, Introducing Bronfenbrenner is an essential guide to his work. It will be of interest to professionals working with children in early childhood settings and to undergraduate students training to become early childhood professionals.

Introducing Buddhism

by Charles S. Prebish Damien Keown

Introducing Buddhismis the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition. It explains the religion's key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day. Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown, two of today's leading Buddhist scholars, devote a chapter each to the major regions where Buddhism has flourished - India, South-east Asia, East Asia and Tibet. In addition, contemporary concerns are discussed, including important and relevant topics such as Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist Ethics, Buddhism and the Western World and Meditation. This new edition includes more material on the different schools of Buddhism including explanations in graphic form, monastic life, popular religion, Buddhist ethics, ritual, the Bodhisattva Path, the Jatakas, the transmission of Buddhism, and class, gender and race. Introducing Buddhismincludes illustrations, extracts from original sources, summary boxes, questions for discussion, suggestions for further reading and a companion website at www. routledge. com/textbooks/9780415550017 Charles S. Prebishis Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies at Utah State University. Damien Keownis Professor of Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmith's College, University of London. They are the editors of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Routledge, 2007).

Introducing Comparative Literature: New Trends and Applications

by Haun Saussy César Domínguez Darío Villanueva

Introducing Comparative Literature is a comprehensive guide to the field offering clear, concise information alongside useful analysis and examples. It frames the introduction within recent theoretical debates and shifts in the discipline whilst also addressing the history of the field and its practical application. Looking at Comparative Literature within the context of globalization, cosmopolitanism and post or transnationalism, the book also offers engagement and comparison with other visual media such as cinema and e-literature. The first four chapters address the broad theoretical issues within the field such as 'interliterary theory', decoloniality, and world literature, while the next four are more applied, looking at themes, translation, literary history and comparison with other arts. This engaging guide also contains a glossary of terms and concepts as well as a detailed guide to further reading.

Introducing Corpus-based Translation Studies

by Kaibao Hu

The book addresses different areas of corpus-based translation studies, including corpus-based study of translation features, translator's style, norms of translation, translation practice, translator training and interpreting. It begins by tracing the development of corpus-based translation studies and introducing the compilation of different types of corpora for translation research. The use of corpora in different research areas is then discussed in detail, and the implications and limitations of corpus-based translation studies are addressed. Featuring the use of figures, tables, illustrations and case studies, as well as discussion of methodological issues, the book offers a practical guide to corpus-based translation. It will be of interest to postgraduate students and professionals who are interested in translation studies, interpreting studies or computer-aided translation.

Introducing Elixir

by Simon St. Laurent J. David Eisenberg

Elixir is an excellent language if you want to learn about functional programming, and with this hands-on introduction, you'll discover just how powerful and fun Elixir can be. This language combines the robust functional programming of Erlang with a syntax similar to Ruby, and includes powerful features for metaprogramming.This book shows you how to write simple Elixir programs by teaching one skill at a time. Once you pick up pattern matching, process-oriented programming, and other concepts, you'll understand why Elixir makes it easier to build concurrent and resilient programs that scale up and down with ease.Get comfortable with IEx, Elixir's command line interfaceDiscover atoms, pattern matching, and guards: the foundations of your program structureDelve into the heart of Elixir with recursion, strings, lists, and higher-order functionsCreate processes, send messages among them, and apply pattern matching to incoming messagesStore and manipulate structured data with Erlang Term Storage and the Mnesia databaseBuild resilient applications with Erlang's Open Telecom PlatformDefine macros with Elixir's metaprogramming tools

Introducing Elixir: Getting Started in Functional Programming

by Simon St. Laurent J. David Eisenberg

Smooth, powerful, and small, Elixir is an excellent language for learning functional programming, and with this hands-on introduction, you’ll discover just how powerful Elixir can be. Authors Simon St. Laurent and J. David Eisenberg show you how Elixir combines the robust functional programming of Erlang with an approach that looks more like Ruby, and includes powerful macro features for metaprogramming.Updated to cover Elixir 1.4, the second edition of this practical book helps you write simple Elixir programs by teaching one skill at a time. Once you pick up pattern matching, process-oriented programming, and other concepts, you’ll understand why Elixir makes it easier to build concurrent and resilient programs that scale up and down with ease.Get comfortable with IEx, Elixir’s command line interfaceLearn Elixir’s basic structures by working with numbersDiscover atoms, pattern matching, and guards: the foundations of your program structureDelve into the heart of Elixir processing with recursion, strings, lists, and higher-order functionsCreate Elixir processes and send messages among themStore and manipulate structured data with Erlang Term Storage and the Mnesia databaseBuild resilient applications with the Open Telecom Platform

Introducing Ethereum and Solidity

by Chris Dannen

Learn how to use Solidity and the Ethereum project - second only to Bitcoin in market capitalization. Blockchain protocols are taking the world by storm, and the Ethereum project, with its Turing-complete scripting language Solidity, has rapidly become a front-runner. This book presents the blockchain phenomenon in context; then situates Ethereum in a world pioneered by Bitcoin. See why professionals and non-professionals alike are honing their skills in smart contract patterns and distributed application development. You'll review the fundamentals of programming and networking, alongside its introduction to the new discipline of crypto-economics. You'll then deploy smart contracts of your own, and learn how they can serve as a back-end for JavaScript and HTML applications on the Web. Many Solidity tutorials out there today have the same flaw: they are written for"advanced" JavaScript developers who want to transfer their skills to a blockchain environment. Introducing Ethereum and Solidity is accessible to technology professionals and enthusiasts of "all levels. " You'll find exciting sample code that can move forward real world assets in both the academic and the corporate arenas. Find out now why this book is a powerful gateway for creative technologists of all types, from concept to deployment. What You'll Learn See how Ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies) work Compare distributed apps (dapps) to web apps Rrite Ethereum smart contracts in Solidity language Connect Ethereum smart contracts to your HTML/CSS/JavaScript web applications Deploy your own dapp, coin, and blockchain Work with basic and intermediate smart contracts Who This Book Is For Anyone who is curious about Ethereum or has some familiarity with computer science Product managers, CTOs, and experienced JavaScript programmers Experts will find the advanced sample projects in this book rewarding because of the power of Solidity

Introducing Functional Grammar

by Geoff Thompson

Introducing Functional Grammar, third edition, provides a user-friendly overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of the systemic functional grammar (SFG) model. No prior knowledge of formal linguistics is required as the book provides: An opening chapter on the purpose of linguistic analysis, which outlines the differences between the two major approaches to grammar - functional and formal. An overview of the SFG model - what it is and how it works. Advice and practice on identifying elements of language structure such as clauses and clause constituents. Numerous examples of text analysis using the categories introduced, and discussion about what the analysis shows. Exercises to test comprehension, along with answers for guidance. The third edition is updated throughout, and is based closely on the fourth edition of Halliday and Matthiessen's Introduction to Functional Grammar. A glossary of terms, more exercises and an additional chapter are available on the companion website at: www.routledge.com/cw/thompson. Introducing Functional Grammar remains the essential entry guide to Hallidayan functional grammar, for undergraduate and postgraduate students of language and linguistics.

Introducing GitHub

by Brent Beer Peter Bell

If you're new to GitHub, this concise book shows you just what you need to get started and no more. It's perfect for project and product managers, stakeholders, and other team members who want to collaborate on a development project--whether it's to review and comment on work in progress or to contribute specific changes. It's also great for developers just learning GitHub.GitHub has rapidly become the default platform for software development, but it's also ideal for other text-based documents, from contracts to screenplays. This hands-on book shows you how to use GitHub's web interface to view projects and collaborate effectively with your team.Learn how and why people use GitHub to collaborateView the status of a project--recent changes, outstanding work, and historic changesCreate and edit files through GitHub without learning GitSuggest changes to projects you don't have permission to edit directlyUse tools like issues, pull requests, and branches to specify and collaborate on changesCreate a new GitHub repository to control who has access to your project

Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions

by Peter Muennig Celina Su

Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions is a contemporary overview of the major issues in global public health. The book explores how population health might be maximized with the right blend of health system, education, antipoverty, infectious disease, urban development, governance, and incentive-based policies. It covers topics critical for understanding the state of the world today, including wars for natural resources, the missing women phenomenon, and whether global aid really works. The book's case studies focus on developing economies, mixed economies, and new emerging superpowers. Thematic chapters are interwoven with running motifs, such as the health risks and benefits associated with different totalitarian, capitalist, and market socialist economies. Moving beyond statistics, the book represents a major innovation in the teaching of global health by presenting technical concepts including the incidence and prevalence of disease within the context of more accessible topics such as global poverty. This helps students contextualize otherwise challenging but critical concepts, such as the burden of infectious disease. By encouraging reflection, focusing on what works, and using activities and exercises, Introducing Global Health both teaches fundamentals of global public health and cultivates a policy perspective that is appealing and compelling for today's students.

Introducing Globalization

by Matthew Sparke

Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners.Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependencyExamines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their criticsWritten by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student researchSupported by additional web resources - available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke - including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projectsEngage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at www.coursera.org/course/globalization

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