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Theories of International Relations

In this careful and critical evaluation of the evolution of the field of international relations over time, Sullivan reflects on how the interaction of real world events, academic trends, methodological debates has resulted in shifts in focus while certain topics or questions remain persistent. Combining synopses of both intellectual developments and empirical research, he suggests that viable theories must transcend current intellectual...

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Unter dem Himmel von Notre-Dame

"Penelope Williamson weiß, wie man eine packende Geschichte mit überzeugenden und doch vielschichtigen Charakteren meisterhaft erzählt. Ihnen folgt der Leser immer atemloser bis zur letzten Seite!" (San Francisco Chronicle)Paris 1789, am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution. Seit ihrer ersten zufälligen Begegnung sind die schöne Gabrielle und Maximilien de Saint-Just, unehelicher Sohn, aber einziger Erbe...

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Private Detective

Dallas-based private investigator. He owns the firm William C. Dear & Associates. His notable cases include the original steam tunnel incident involving James Dallas Egbert III. In 1995, he participated as an investigator on the Alien Autopsy a Fox Television program about an autopsy supposedly carried out on an extraterrestrial being.

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128 Greatest Stories from the Bible

These ancient yet compelling stories, passed down from generation to generation, are as timeless as the lessons they teach. The scenes and people may change, but God and his Word do not. The lives of these Bible characters will inspire, challenge, and encourage you in your walk with God.

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Triangle (Triangle, #1)

Susann Julieva writes gay romance and other novels, some light and charming, some with a slightly darker edge - but always with a happy ending. She writes in different genres and publishes books in English and German.She lives in Germany, is owned by a crazy cat, and believes chocolate is the answer to all questions.----Susann Julieva schreibt Gay Romance und andere Romane auf Deutsch und Englisch, manchmal leicht und...

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Pope Leo XIII

McCarthy was born in Cork, and was educated at a school there. He began his career as a journalist, aged 18, in Cork. From 1853 to 1859 he was in Liverpool, on the staff of the Northern Daily Times, during which period he married (in March 1855) Charlotte Ailman.In 1860 he moved to London, as parliamentary reporter to The Morning Star, of which he became editor in 1864.He gave up his post in 1868, and, after a lecturing tour in...

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Personal Finance Handbook

If you want to make money — and protect it — you have to think about smart money management. Whether you're looking to manage your finances for the short or long term, The Personal Finance Handbook is the perfect guide to help you save, budget, and invest your money.Covering everything from weekly budgeting to 401(k) planning, The Personal Finance Handbook provides practical information for achieving the best financial...

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The Silver Chair and The Last Battle

The Silver Chair:NARNIA . . . where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans (and, if carefully cooked, on Marsh-wiggles, too), where a prince is put under an evil spell . . . and where the adventure begins. Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor . . . or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the...

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Let Love Heal (Love, #3)

Perfection. We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to be perfect consumes you? What happens when the need to bury your mistakes blinds you?Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student – she’s been perfect at everything, in fact. But when she lets her insecurities, the ones that she keeps hidden from everyone, get the best of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection. Melanie crumples...

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YouTube 4 You

VIEW. UPLOAD. SHARE. That's what YouTube is all about-viewing, uploading, and sharing your favorite videos. And the book you hold in your hands will help you get the most out of this hot website. You'll learn how to find the latest viral videos, share your favorite videos with friends and the YouTube community, and shoot and upload your own videos to the YouTube website. "YouTube 4 You" is the first book to take you inside YouTube, show you how...

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The Happy Prince and Other Stories

A haunting, magical fairy tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (amongst others) The Happy Prince, who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age.A perfect collection for children...

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Max Saves the Day (Jeffrey and the Third Grade Ghost, #6)

Megan Stine is the Editor-in-Chief of Real U Guides and the author of more than 100 books for young readers including Trauma-Rama, an etiquette book for teenagers published by Seventeen magazine, and several titles in a series based on the popular 1990’s television series Party of Five. A frequent writer of books in the enormously popular Mary-Kate and Ashley series, she is the best-selling author of Likes Me, Likes Me Not and Instant Boyfriend....

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Starquake

Starquake provides the kind of crises throughout which Dragon's egg was missing from its own climax.I enjoyed this almost as much as the first.I think the overall plot (3 plots really) was actually stronger.It does lack the freshness/novelty of the first, though that's unavoidable in a sequel! What's interesting about this I.P. is that Starquake could probably be read before Dragon's Egg without too many problems.As long as the reader...

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A Maze of Stars

..space colonization is depressing. A slow but interesting book about a colonization ship seeding humanity throughout the galaxy..or rather revisiting these planents at a point 500 years from the start of the work. Mostly a tale of what went wrong with each attempt..has all the big ones...genetic mutation, dictatorships, backwards societies and immortality ( at the cost of mindlessness through symbiosis ), etc... I think it would have been/could...

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Serving Up the Harvest

When height-of-the-season farmers' market offerings are irresistible; when backyard gardens are exploding with what appear to be hundreds of perfect tomatoes; or when the same old methods for cooking green beans or corn don't offer enough flavor, Andrea Chesman is ready with a bounty of creative recipes that bring out the best in fresh produce. Chesman knows what it's like to be facing pounds of perishable vegetables, and as she...

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China, the Us and the Power-Transition Theory

China s recent growth has called attention to the power-transition theory, which contends that the danger of a major war is the greatest when a rising dissatisfied challenger threatens to overtake a declining satisfied hegemon.Steve Chan questions this prevailing view by analyzing the extent of ongoing power shifts among the leading powers, exploring the portents for their future growth, and seeking indicators of their relative...

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Through the Volcanoes

I came across this book accidentally. Although it is a little dated now, having been written in the early eighties, it nevertheless offers some very interesting insights - some of them rather idiosyncratic, but that is expected from a journalist such as Paxman. On his journey through Central America at a time when the region was riveted by civil war he paints a series of poignant vignettes and weaves into his personal travelogue the history of...

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The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Volume I

I really miss writing letters. I used to do a lot of letter-writing years ago. But I found that more and more people turned to email to the effect that when I would write, I was getting fewer and fewer replies. I wasn't very motivated to maintain one-sided correspondence. Now, I only have a handful of friends who still don't use email and will actually write me back. Most of them drive a horse and buggy.There is a point to all this, at...

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A Modern Marriage

Britain's leading authority on the peerage and Royal Family commemorates and celebrates the year of the Royal Wedding, including a brief historical outline of royal weddings and biography and family trees of William and Kate Offering an exclusive perspective on the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, this beautiful book celebrates and commemorates their relationship from their first dates right up to the...

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An Untitled Unrevised Discovery Draft

Sometimes credited as Hanovi BraddockBruce Holland Rogers has a home base in Eugene, Oregon, the tie-dye capital of the world, but until July of 2008 he is living in London, England. His fiction is all over the literary map. Some of it is SF, some is fantasy, some is literary. He has written mysteries, experimental fiction, and work that's hard to label.For six years, Bruce wrote a column about the spiritual and psychological...

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New Myhistorylab -- Standalone Access Card -- For the African-American Odyssey

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages...

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MOTHER & SON

'Mums, you will need tissues. Lots of them.' The Richmond magazine. 'Kervin’s writing is shamelessly and explosively hilarious' Daily Mail 'Funny, touching and moving.' Cosmopolitan This is the brilliant, funny, warm and tender tale of Georgina James and her crazy, mischievous and reckless 10-year-old son, Huw. It's about Huw's desperation to get out of school and climb trees and play with his guns, and Georgie's eagerness to...

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Viewpoints

This interactive group training manual helps adolescents learn problem-solving skills, increase impulse control, promote empathy, and develop prosocial attitudes. Each of the workbook's 10 lessons poses real-life problem situations that are interesting, relevant, and highly thought provoking. Covers topics such as peer pressure, violence, and drugs and alcohol. Participants learn how to exercise self-control, set goals, and more.

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Where High Winds Blow

One of my late father's well-liked books, he having an affinity for the Arctic. I thought of him while reading it many years after his death. Novel about the opening up of the Arctic.

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The Legacy of Heorot

Bestselling science fiction superstars Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle combine their talents with those of Steven Barnes in this thrilling tale of terror and adventure. Light years from Earth, colonists land on a planet they name Avalon. It seems like a paradiseuntil native creatures savagely attack. It will take every bit of intelligence, courage, and military-style discipline to survive.

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Buddhism for Beginners

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism...

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Camino de ida

Octavio Rincón arrastra una insípida existencia como funcionario municipal hasta esa tarde en que, durante unas vacaciones en Marrakech, es testigo de la súbita muerte de Dorita, su castrante y autoritaria esposa. Perplejo ante el cumplimiento de un deseo tan largamente anhelado, y confundido entre el temor a una eventual acusación de asesinato y una embriagadora sensación de libertad, su primer impulso es vaciar el...

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Maria Lassnig

"The Location of Pictures" follows the career of Vienna-based painter Maria Lassnig (born 1919), long famed for her colorful explorations of the human figure. It includes previously unseen examples from all periods, tracing the developments in her painting between abstract expressionism and recent figuration.

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Life Sentence

Absolutely fabulous book, and to think I never would have read David Ellis if I didn't discover him as a co-author to James Patterson's (Guilty Wives)!This is a page-turner with a lot of twists and turns, and a magnificently crafted surprise ending.Jon Soliday is chief counsel to Senator Grant Tully, who is running for Governor, but their association isn't just professional; they also share a friendship that goes back to high school.In...

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Computer Programming

"Computer Programming: For Anna University" is an indispensable text for teaching and learning computer concepts and the C programming language. Assuming no prior knowledge of programming languages on the part of the reader, this book contains a rich collection of solved examples and exercises to help one master the basics of computers and C.

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Phantasie als Schnittstelle

Das Buch, das auf einen Vortrag an der Hochschule für Kunsttherapie Nürtingen zurückgeht, befasst sich mit den verschiedenen Ausprägungsformen der Phantasie, einer reproduktiven Variante, die zur Erinnerung zählt und einer produktiven Form, welche die Zukunft als Utopie oder Vision antizipiert. Es wird auf die unterschiedliche, positive oder negative, Einschätzung der Phantasie im Laufe der Geschichte eingegangen...

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Prayers That Bring Change

Use the authority God has given you to move to the next level in your prayer life with this collection of proclamation prayers by best-selling author Kimberly Daniels. More than just a book on how to pray, Prayers That Bring Change is filled with actual prayers based on biblical principles that will help you live victoriously in every situation you face. Learn to break the powers of darkness and release the blessings and favor of God in your...

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The Best of Masques

Contents:* "Nightcrawlers" by Robert R. McCammon* "Buried Talents" by Richard Matheson* "Soft" by F. Paul Wilson* "Second Sight" by Ramsey Campbell* "Everybody Needs a Little Love" by Robert Bloch* "The Yard" by William F. Nolan* "The Substitute" by Gahan Wilson* "Maurice and Mog" by James Herbert* "Angel’s Exchange" by Jessica Amanda Salmonson* "Hidey Hole" by Steve Rasnic Tem* "Long...

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Burning Dreams

Before James T. Kirk, another captain stood on the bridge of the "U.S.S. Enterprise(TM), " spearheading its mission of exploration into the uncharted reaches of the galaxy. He was a man driven to perfection, a brooding soul whose haunted eyes reflected the burden of the impossible standards he set for himself, and for whom his longtime science officer, Spock, one day would risk everything. Yet, little is truly known about the enigmatic...

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The Enchanted

Forced by his father into a marriage he didn’t want, Prince Alan soon finds that his bride isn’t the sweet, submissive creature he expected. Morgane has the heart of a dragon and beauty beyond compare, but she isn’t thrilled about the marriage either. When black treachery threatens the kingdom, Morgane and Alan embark on a perilous journey that has an excellent chance of ending in failure and death for them and all of their people.

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What Could Go Wrong?

"When cousins Gracie and Eddie are invited to fly to San Francisco to visit their Aunt Molly, Gracie's mother decides they may go, musing 'What could go wrong?' If only she had known about the man in the Hawaiian shirt carrying a newspaper with a mysterious code on it. Or about the bomb threat . . . Lively prose and strong characterizations make an ordinary event--a first plane ride--into an extraordinary backdrop for a mystery".--Publishers...

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Of Love, Death and the Sea-Squirt

In Chris Greenhalgh's delightful, yet disturbing second book, we encounter a cannibalistic wife, a man trapped in a valley of women, a conjuror who spirits himself away, and a kinky mortician. There are poems on themes of love and death. The emblem of the seasquirt haunts the collection: a creature which, having fulfilled its life's task of finding a rock to cling onto and make its home, proceeds in an act of appalling self-slaughter to eat its...

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Mathematical Methods for CAD

This book sets out the fundamental elements of the theory of computational geometry and computer-aided design in a mathematically rigorous manner. Splines and Bezier curves are first tackled, leading to Bezier surfaces, triangulation, and box splines. The final chapter is devoted to algebraic geometry and provides a firm theoretical basis for anyone wishing to seriously develop and investigate CAD systems.

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Fresh & Fun

Dozens of Instant & Irresisitible Ideas and Activities to Teach about the Flag, the Pledge, the Presidents and More‹From Creative Teachers Across the CountryHelp young students begin to understand the meaning behind our national symbols and the workings of our government with these engaging, teacher-tested activities. Kids of all learning styles will have fun with the activities, games, and manipulatives in this...

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Daikaiju! 2

Editors Robert Hood and Robin Penn note in their preface that, in contrast to the original anthology, Daikaiju!2 contains, ‘more stories of a traditional monster-trashes-city kind’. And that’s certainly the case. If you count yourself more in the mainstream speculative fiction readership category, and not a giant monster aficionado per se, then from that perspective, Daikaiju!2 provides a mix of excellent stories, written by authors who play...

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Transsphenoidal Surgery

Transsphenoidal Surgery, by Drs. Laws and Lanzino, captures all of today's clinical knowledge on the multidisciplinary management of pituitary tumors, with a focus on surgical techniques. Acclaimed international experts bring you detailed guidance on natural history, radiologic and clinical aspects, surgical indications, and resection techniques. What's more, case presentations and clinical photographs help you reduce the risk of error and...

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Field of Vision

Jake is a photographer who takes off for the island of Soufriere and gets a LOT more than he bargained for. I’m not one for recapping the plot (that’s what the book summary is for) but I will say that not only was I really impressed with this author’s narrative style and his word choices, also the way he managed to make the people and the island come alive with the authentic-sounding talk, and the detailed descriptions. It honestly made me...

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The Pizza Place Ghost

I liked this book. It used pictures instead of the names of the characters which made me think a little harder, but it may help young children who can't sound out Daphne. Scooby Doo books are nice predictable books. I would use this book to talk about mysteries.Interest LevelGrades PreK - 3Reading LevelGrade level Equivalent: 1.9Lexile® Measure: Not AvailableDRA: Not AvailableGuided Reading: NRGenreMystery...

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Citrus

Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother’s remarriage a bit differently; she didn’t know it’d be an ultra-strict and conservative girls’ school. So instead of a sweet high-school romance, she butts heads with the stern student council president Mei – who turns out to be her new step sister. And she has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.

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That'll Do

In the third volume of the Herding Series, Ruth Welborne [of Come Bye] receives an unexpected call from her college roommate that starts her on an adventure – moving from Plainview, Oklahoma, to Centerbury, Vermont.There she buys a 200-year-old treasure-laden “dual living house.” While trying to solve the riddles of her house, she gains a border collie and an addiction to the sport of dog agility. She meets typical and atypical...

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Vampire Wishes and Christmas Wishes

The depths of love have no bounds. It's Christmas time and the patrons all party celebrating the upcoming holiday. Kat and Duncan have a connection others only wish they had. An unexpected event will happen to test the bond of love between the couple. What happens when someone you trust does something that makes you question everything about them? This makes a great lunch time read for those that are limited with time.

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Introduction to Communication Studies

The second edition of this widely used introductory textbook updates the work to take accounts of developments in the last few years. John Fiske's study equips the reader with a range of methods of analysing examples of communication in our society, together with a critical awareness of the theories underpinning them. The reader will be able to tease out the latent cultural meanings in such apparently simple communications as news photos or...

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Brutal Women

Hurley caught my attention with God's War, which was unexpectedly interesting to me despite being about as far out of my book reading interest scape as possible.I bought this e-book anthology of her short works from earlier magazines and online 'zines because I wanted to read more of her work.Each comes with a brief recounting of where it was originally published and some other tidbits; how it was received or how much hate mail she still...

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Legendary Yachts

Every summer, as international classic yacht regattas pass through Monaco, Porto Cervo, Cannes, and other harbors, the public imagination is seized by elegant wooden boats, majestic vessels of gleaming brass, honed teak decks, and brightly varnished hulls. Under their expansive canvas sails, the yachts evoke a vanished era when the waves were broken only by the power of the wind. Vibrantly illustrated in full color, Legendary Yachts...

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Selected Verse

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906, "not only in consideration of his deep learning and critical research, but above all as a tribute to the creative energy, freshness of style, and lyrical force which characterize his poetic masterpieces."

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The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1

Lee Gutkind, proclaimed the "Godfather behind creative nonfiction" by Vanity Fair, along with the staff of his landmark journal Creative Nonfiction, has culled alternative publications, 'zines, blogs, podcasts, literary journals, and other often overlooked publications in search of new voices and innovative ideas—essays and articles written with panache and power."The Truth About Cops and Dogs," by Rebecca Skloot,...

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Soft Computing Models in Industrial and Environmental Applications, 5th International Workshop (Soco 2010)

This volume of Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing contains accepted papers presented at SOCO 2010 held in the beautiful and historic city of Guimaraes, Portugal, June 2010. This volume presents the papers accepted for the 2010 edition, both for the main event and the Special Sessions. SOCO 2010 Special Sessions are a very useful tool in order to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to the...

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Undine and Other Stories

Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte, Baron Fouqué (12 February 1777 – 23 January 1843) was a German writer of the romantic style.He was born at Brandenburg an der Havel, of a family of French Huguenot origin, as evidenced in his family name. His grandfather, Heinrich August de la Motte Fouqué, had been one of Frederick the Great's generals and his father was a Prussian officer. Although not originally intended for a military...

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An Introduction to Default Logic

This book is written for those who are interested in a fonnalization of human reasoning, especially in order to build "intelligent" computer systems. Thus, it is mainly designed for the Artificial Intelligence community, both students and researchers, although it can be useful for people working in related fields like cognitive psychology. The major theme is not Artificial Intelligence applications, although these are discussed throughout in...

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Marabi Nights

This is the updated and substantially expanded second edition of Christopher Ballantine's classic Marabi Nights, which offers a fascinating view of the triumphs and tragedies of South Africa's marabi-jazz tradition. Based on conversations with legendary figures in the world of music - as well as a perceptive reading of music, the socio-political history, and social meanings - this book is one of sensitive and impassioned curatorship. New...

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Photo Finish (Saddle Club, #43)

It's the invitation of a lifetime. When Judy Barker, the Pine Hollow veterinarian, offers Lisa a chance to visit the stables at the racetrack, Lisa jumps at the opportunity. She's been working on her skills as a photographer, and she'd love to take pictures of some of the Thoroughbreds -- especially a beautiful stallion that's training for the upcoming Preakness race.Then Lisa, Carole, and Stevie uncover what could be a plot to make the...

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El crimen casi perfecto

Roberto Arlt was an Argentine writer born Roberto Godofredo Christophersen Arlt in Buenos Aires on April 2, 1900. His parents were both immigrants: his father Karl Arlt was a Prussian from Posen (now Poznan in present-day Poland) and his mother was Ekatherine Iobstraibitzer, a native of Trieste and Italian speaking. German was the language commonly used at their home. His relationship with his father was stressful, as Karl Arlt was a very severe...

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The Treasury Of Knowledge Book 5

In Tibetan religious literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands out as a unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as it was preserved in Tibet. This volume is the fifth book of that work and is considered by many scholars to be its heart. Jamgön Kongtrül explains the complete code of personal liberation as it applies to both monastic and lay...

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The 250 Personal Finance Questions Everyone Should Ask

Money management is more complicated than ever - you have to deal with yo-yo'ing stock markets, rising health care and home prices, taxes, and employment. Everywhere you look, there's more to worry about. Where do you start? "The 250 Personal Finance Questions Everyone Should Ask" gives you the simple, straightforward answers you need to protect your finances. Written in a quick, easy, accessible style, this comprehensive handbook book takes you...

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Le Petit Sauvage

roman publié en 1992. La critique qualifie ce roman comme le «meilleur» de l'auteur. (Je n'ai pas hâte de lire les autres).Thème; L'enfant en chacun de nous.Résumé: Alexandre Eiffel (le descendant de celui de la tour)est un homme occupé et prospère. Cependant il est devenu mou et sans passion alors qu'il était un petit garçon vif et plein d'énergie. La découverte de son...

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One Classy Cowgirl (Queens of Montana #2)

Libby Chapman has the perfect plan to escape her remote Montana ranch. But then Dobbie, her sister's one-time boyfriend and the bane of Libby's existence, returns from a two year absence. He's determined to keep Libby at the ranch so they can explore the newfound chemistry between them, but she's just as determined determined to go. When the family finds itself in a financial crisis, it's Libby and Dobbie to the rescue. Will their temporary...

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Rival Sultanas; Nell Gwyn, Louise de Kroualle, and Hortense Mancini

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV EXEUNT PORTSMOUTH AND MAZARIN A N hour after the death of Charles II., the new King went to visit the Duchess of Portsmouth and gave her, Barrillon tells us, "many assurances of his protection and friendship." Policy, rather...

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Het vuur van Marguerite

3 1/2 starsWith just a little more depth, this would have been a four-star book for me.There were some things left unexplained about certain characters that left their motivations a little fuzzy. However, this was still a very captivating story.I read all but the last 20 pages in one night!! The prose is very smooth and light, making it very easy to read.This kind of prose always makes me suspect an author of secretly being a poet....

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The Highest In Us

This is one of a handful of life-changing books for me. I cannot recommend it too highly.It is written for a specific audience, however, one who understands scripture, and the nature of a loving God who sent us to this mortal life in order to provide experiences that would teach, stretch, test, and refine us as we follow the example of the Savior and accept and are changed by His essential, life-giving atonement.The Highest In...

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A Piece of String Is a Wonderful Thing

Plot summary: A Piece of String is a Wonderful Thing is an informational book about the history of string. While it doesn’t sound very interesting, it is.This book shows how cavemen used string (made from various things) and throughout history how string has evolved along with man. I never knew there were so many uses for string!Activities: #1 The book talks about historic uses for string. Why not let students try to figure out new...

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Toni Cade Bambara, Interview With Kay Bonetti

Toni Cade Bambara grew up in New York City and was there exposed to larger social issues and the rich tradition of the Harlem Renaissance. In this interview, Bambara discusses her refusal to draw on her personal biography or that of her friends and family for fictional material. She talks about what she sees as her real work--that of social activist and community organizer, with her fiction being but one manifestation of that work.

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Sandow the Magnificent

Before Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Reeves, or Charles Atlas, there was German-born Eugen Sandow (1867-1925), a muscular vaudeville strongman who used his good looks, intelligence, and business savvy to forge a fitness empire. "Sandow the Magnificent" is the story of this first showman to emphasize physique display rather than lifting prowess. Sandow's is also the story of the earliest days of the fitness movement, during which he established a...

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Berenguela of Castile (1180-1246) and Political Women in the High Middle Ages

Daughter, wife, and mother of kings, Berenguela of Castile (1180-1246) was a key figure in the formation of medieval Castile-León. Queen of León from 1197-1204, regent for Enrique I of Castile briefly in 1214, and then Queen of Castile in her own right after 1217, she secured the thrones of Castile and León for her son Fernando III and enabled his crusades in al-Andalus. This study examines Berenguela’s use of authority...

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Lana Turner

Lana Turner was the ultimate personification of the term “movie star.” The actress and world-class beauty lived the glamorous life to the hilt, and was part of one of the most notorious scandals in Hollywood history. Lana’s daughter, Cheryl Crane, now tells her mother’s story for the first time, featuring hundreds of never-before-seen photos from her private family collection.Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies will chronicle her...

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Flowers Bloom!

What is a flower? Why do flowers have petals? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this easy-to-read nonfiction text. Full-color photos give young readers an up-close look at different types of flowers, and budding scientists will enjoy the included activity.

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Midnight Echo Issue 6

Midnight Echo is the official magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association.Midnight Echo magazine is released in a limited print edition and in digital format (epub, mobi, and PDF), and contains more than 100 pages of horror (or dark) fiction, poetry, art, comics, book releases, and more! Visit us at www.midnightechomagazine.com ISSUE 6Nine stories are set in the far future and taking place in the distant reaches of...

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de La Poesia a la Prosa En El Mismo Viaje

La mayor importancia de Gilberto Owen radica en su libro de 1948, Perseo vencido, el cual consta de tres partes: el "Madrigal por Medusa", que da título al volumen; la serie de poemas Simbad el varado, bitácora de febrero; y el breve Libro de Ruth. Se trata de un libro escrito durante aproximadamente 18 años, que ha sido interpretado de muy diversas maneras y que narra poéticamente la aventura espiritual de un enamorado, el...

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Philippines

Last night, my wife and I brought my 16-y/o daughter to the hospital. When we picked her up late in the afternoon from her weekend leadership training at school, she was crying as she could not move her right shoulder. She had an accident in the obstacle course. I drove us right away to St. Luke’s QC. Since the emergency room only allowed 1 companion per patient, I had no choice but to wait for them outside. After I parked the car, I sat...

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In Touch

Creative use of texture can add a whole new dimension to a room. Velvet, suede, Perspex, steel, and stone--all these can be combined, juxtaposed, or used individually to stunning effect. In Touch is an invaluable sourcebook of ideas in which top interior designer Kelly Hoppen shows you how to introduce texture into your home and create interiors that exude both comfort and style. Drawing on traditional as well as innovative textural...

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Der Herr der Tiefe

In diesem Sonderband aus der KryptoFiction-Reihe findet man 2 ausgewählte Kurzgeschichten, welche fiktive Erzählungen aus dem Bereich der Kryptozoologie sind. Die Geschichte 'Genou - Begegnung am Fluss' entführt den Leser mit auf eine Wanderung durch die Wildnis, welche zu einer Begegnung der besonderen Art führt. Ganz anders führt die Geschichte 'Der Herr der Tiefe' in die Vergangenheit des Menschen, als...

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Winter Wishes

This contemporary collection includes four brand-new inspirational novellas -- all by experienced authors -- that are sure to inspire Christmas joy: Dear Jane by Yvonne Lehman, The Language of Love by Loree Laugh, Candlelight Christmas by Colleen L. Reece, and Love Renewed by Debra White Smith.

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House of Meetings

An extraordinary novel that ratifies Martin Amis's standing as "a force unto himself," as "The Washington Post" has attested: "There is, quite simply, no one else like him." "House of Meetings" is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. In 1946, two brothers and a Jewish girl fall into alignment in pogrom-poised Moscow. The fraternal conflict then marinates in Norlag, a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst...

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The Molecule Hunt

A revolution is underway in archaeology. Working at the cutting edge of genetic and molecular technologies, researchers have been probing the building blocks of ancient life-DNA, proteins, fats-to rewrite our understanding of the past. Their discoveries (including a Mitochondrial Eve, the woman from whom all modern humans descend) and analyses have helped revise the human genealogical tree and answer such questions as: How different are we from...

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Taj Mahal

Tells the story of the Indian landmark, the Taj Mahal, built by a sultan as a tomb for his favorite wife who died in childbirth. Started in 1632 and completed 20 years later, it is surrounded by gardens and pools and welcomes 3 million visitors a year.

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The Outbreak of the First World War

The First World War had profound consequences both for the evolution of the international system and for domestic political systems. How and why did the war start? Offering a unique interdisciplinary perspective, this volume brings together a distinguished group of diplomatic historians and international relations scholars to debate the causes of the war. Organized around several theoretically based questions, it shows how power, alliances,...

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St Gregory the Great

Gregory of Nyssa was a Christian bishop and saint. He was a younger brother of Basil the Great and a good friend of Gregory Nazianzus. His significance has long been recognized in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Roman Catholic branches of Christianity.Gregory along with his brother Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus are known as the Cappadocian Fathers. They attempted to establish Christian philosophy as superior to...

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The Official SAT Study Guide with DVD

The Official SAT Study Guide with DVD by The College Board is the only book that features official SAT® practice tests created by the test maker. With 1,000 pages and more than 20 chapters, it has everything you need to prepare for the SAT. The best-selling Official SAT Study Guide is now available with a companion DVD featuring:o Additional Bonus official SAT test with exclusive online access to answer...

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Teen Titans, Vol. 6

As with life, change occurs to the Titans as well.This volume comes after the death of Superboy and a year after Infinite Crisis, so many of the changes are great.The team is not the same any more - Starfire is missing, Cy is broken, Gar is back with Doom Patrol, Bart (Kid Flash) is now THE Flash, Raven is gone and there are a bunch of Teen Titans that hadn't been there before.Of course, this couldn't be just a meet and greet.Not in the...

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Omai

This has to be one of the worst books I've ever been misguided enough to read. I say misguided because I knew it had bad reviews. I was just so interested in the life of Omai I couldn't resist. Since I've been through it, I feel I should try to explain what's wrong with it for the benefit of future readers.First of all, for a history book it's very bad at explaining its sources, but I'm not really getting at it for that. Wherever I'm...

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