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A Different Blue

By Amy Harmon
  • ISBN Code: : 3736315031
  • Publisher : BASTEI LÜBBE
  • Pages : 446
  • Category : Fiction
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"Manchmal können genau die Dinge uns retten, vor denen wir gerettet werden möchten." Die 19-jährige Blue Echohawk hat nur ein Ziel: herausfinden, wer sie wirklich ist. Von ihrer Mutter als Kleinkind am Straßenrand zurückgelassen, ist Blue in dem schmerzhaften Glauben aufgewachsen, ganz allein auf der Welt zu sein. Sie spürt, wie ihr Leben ihr jeden Tag ein bisschen mehr zu entgleiten droht. Doch dann trifft sie auf ihren neuen Geschichtslehrer Darcy Wilson. Er ist jung, hat einen coolen britischen Akzent und eine ansteckende Leidenschaft für sein Unterrichtsfach. Darcy ist der erste Mensch, der an Blue glaubt und hinter ihre abweisende Fassade blickt. Aber Blue und Darcy wandern auf einem schmalen Grat. Denn während sich die beiden einander immer mehr öffnen, wissen sie auch, dass eine Liebe zwischen ihnen unmöglich ist ... "Alles an diesem Buch ist einfach nur wunderschön." ALL ABOUT ROMANCE BLOG Remake von FÜR IMMER BLUE

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By M. Abercrombie,Jean Brachet,Thomas J. King
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 148321561X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Science
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Book Short Summary:

Advances in Morphogenesis, Volume 10, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in morphogenesis. The book contains six chapters and opens with a discussion of the "organization center" of the amphibian embryo. This is followed by separate chapters on physiological gradients in development; molecular embryology of the sea urchin, mollusks, and other invertebrates; and changes in DNA, RNA, and protein during successive phases of embryonic development in vertebrates. Subsequent chapters deal with the control of growth in the filamentous prothalli and the causal factors promoting the transition to the two-dimensional gametophyte; and the development, inheritance, and origin of the plastid in Euglena.

Activities for Individual Learning through Shape and Colour

By Wendy Bowkett
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441176179
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 751
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Book Short Summary:

Containing over 70 tried-and-tested activities, Activities for Individual Learning through Shape and Colour is a practical resource which takes a cross-curricular thematic approach and uses the themes of shape and colour to explore the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This thematic approach saves preparation and teaching time for practitioners and provides children with more effective and engaging activities. It also familiarises children with the more sophisticated cross-curricular projects they will encounter in the primary school. Activities are clustered around particular shapes and colours and each set of activities is clearly linked to the EYFS Early Learning Goals. Activities for Individual Learning through Shape and Colour is a highly practical invaluable resource book for all early years practitioners.

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings

By Stephen O'Connor
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698410335
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 280
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Book Short Summary:

“Dazzling. . . The most revolutionary reimagining of Jefferson’s life ever.” –Ron Charles, Washington Post Winner of the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize A debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms. Novels such as Toni Morrison’s Beloved, The Known World by Edward P. Jones, James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird and Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks are a part of a long tradition of American fiction that plumbs the moral and human costs of history in ways that nonfiction simply can't. Now Stephen O’Connor joins this company with a profoundly original exploration of the many ways that the institution of slavery warped the human soul, as seen through the story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. O’Connor’s protagonists are rendered via scrupulously researched scenes of their lives in Paris and at Monticello that alternate with a harrowing memoir written by Hemings after Jefferson’s death, as well as with dreamlike sequences in which Jefferson watches a movie about his life, Hemings fabricates an "invention" that becomes the whole world, and they run into each other "after an unimaginable length of time" on the New York City subway. O'Connor is unsparing in his rendition of the hypocrisy of the Founding Father and slaveholder who wrote "all men are created equal,” while enabling Hemings to tell her story in a way history has not allowed her to. His important and beautifully written novel is a deep moral reckoning, a story about the search for justice, freedom and an ideal world—and about the survival of hope even in the midst of catastrophe.

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care, Second Edition

By Patricia Hooper-Kyriakidis, PhD, MSN,Daphne Stannard, RN, PhD, CCRN
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  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826105742
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 616
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Book Short Summary:

2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Critical Care--Emergency Nursing! "[This book is] a lavishly detailed guide to the essence of becoming an expert nurse...I believe this book will secure a place on most educators' and expert clinicians' bookshelves. Every once in a while a better book comes along; this is one of those times." From the foreword by Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing A classic research-based text in nursing practice and education, this newly revised second edition explains, through first-hand accounts of the hard-earned experiential wisdom of expert nurses, the clinical reasoning skills necessary for top-tier nursing in acute and critical settings. It provides not only the most current knowledge and practice innovations, but also reflects the authors' vast experience using the first edition in practice and educational settings. This updated edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care, perioperative nurses, and more. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for systems approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. It is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate nursing educators, students, administrators, and managers seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice. Key Features Articulates major areas of knowledge and skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice Provides vivid, first-hand accounts of hard-earned wisdom that facilitate clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning Assists faculty, educators, APNs, and mentors in teaching nurses how to recognize recurring clinical syndromes and patterns Bridges the gap from theory to practice in dynamic patient care situations Embraces the complexity of caring for the critically ill and their families

Colour-Blindness

By Mary Collins
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 131735821X
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 689
  • Pdf File: colour-blindness.pdf

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Originally published in 1925, this book embodies the results of research on red-green colour-blind subjects, supplemented by brief accounts of blue-yellow, total, and acquired colour-blindness to complete the description of the different forms of the defect. After a historical survey of previous work by such men as Dalton, Helmholtz, Rayleigh, Edridge-Green and others, the author deals with the most important theories of colour-blindness, and with a description of the tests and a discussion of their results.

Linear Programming and Generalizations

By Eric V. Denardo
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1441964916
  • Total of Pages : 673
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: linear-programming-and-generalizations.pdf

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This book on constrained optimization is novel in that it fuses these themes: • use examples to introduce general ideas; • engage the student in spreadsheet computation; • survey the uses of constrained optimization;. • investigate game theory and nonlinear optimization, • link the subject to economic reasoning, and • present the requisite mathematics. Blending these themes makes constrained optimization more accessible and more valuable. It stimulates the student’s interest, quickens the learning process, reveals connections to several academic and professional fields, and deepens the student’s grasp of the relevant mathematics. The book is designed for use in courses that focus on the applications of constrained optimization, in courses that emphasize the theory, and in courses that link the subject to economics.

Chinese Snuff Bottles

By Lilla S. Perry
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  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Book Code : 1462909604
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 514
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Book Short Summary:

Chinese Snuff Bottles is invaluable document for all interested in the history of Chinese art. It is also a lucid and fascinating guidebook for the collector or would be collector, both of snuff bottles and other products of Chinese craftsmanship. All the skills and ingenuity of the Chinese artisans were lavished upon the production of these tiny bottles, making them pre-eminent representatives of the best in Chinese craftsmanship. This classic art history book is the first full account in any language of this facet of Chinese art. It includes a comprehensive treatment of the origins and development of the snuff bottle in China as well as over 150 actual-size reproductions, the majority in full color. It is a fascinating story by an enthusiastic collector, who captivated by the beauty and ingenuity found in these bottles, had the interest to delve into the historical background techniques of manufacture, kind and quality of materials, classification and organization of types, and the like, as well as a delightfully informal style with which to communicate her wide knowledge and enthusiasm to the reader.

East Before South: Travelogue04

By K.K. Pierscieniak
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  • Publisher : el_Traveler Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 562
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 627
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East Before South is the tale of a very long trip that began, innocently enough, with a fabulous party in Rio de Janeiro. The journey will take you on a ride in rattletrap buses, dugout canoes, camel trucks, army convoys, sea ferries, and clapped-out trains. It will take you through places not on any map. With hundreds of (sometimes) irreverent travel anecdotes of the kind you just won’t find in any other travel book, it’s the unvarnished truth. It will show you the world the way it really is. From Rio, the road took me across the heartland of Brazil to Belem at the mouth of the mighty Amazon and upriver into the heart of the jungle. Then down the coast for the Carnaval and further down still, hugging the beaches, toward Argentina and Buenos Aires. Tango. To the very tip of the continent: wind-blasted Patagonia. Up again, a yoyo trip, north to Salta, and through the unofficial border to Bolivia’s wild west. Then: a transcontinental flight to Europe: family and friends in Poland, then —Quickly!— across the Baltic Republics to the Russian border, where I was arrested and deported before I could properly enter the country. Two days later, back again, toward Moscow again, and farther east still, always east, on the Tran Siberian Express bound for Ulan Bator. A weeklong journey across the wasteland of Siberia to Mongolia: there are roads there, yes, like there are tracks on Mars. The Mongolians have a saying: “Two Chinese are worth one Korean. Two Koreans are worth one Japanese. Two Japanese are worth one Mongolian.” But that, of course, is a lie. South, then, toward Beijing and then more south to Shanghai and more south still to Hong Kong: stopping in places for reasons that are never specifically clear, the road taking me ever farther from the beginning. Hot-air balloon over Guilin. Then Bangkok in a blur: after a day of intensive culinary tuition, I can now burn Thai food with as much efficiency as I burn everything else. Then an island where I've been before —Ko Samui— which is no longer the same. Back to Bangkok. To Borneo. Back to Bangkok. To Manila. Then Alaska. Then half-neglected, half-lost, the ancient city of Leh: prophetic words on the roof of the world, their truth distilled to its crudest essence. Then, finally, South Korea: “The Soul of Asia” as proclaim the tourist slogan slapped across the fleet of taxis that cruise the wide boulevards of Seoul. From Korea, from Japan, around the Ring of Fire: Taipei, albeit ever so quickly: touch-and-go, really. KL for a massage. Singapore for the Singapore Sling. Then from the coffee plantations and volcanoes of Java to the primary rainforests and spiritual smorgasbord of Sulawesi and Bali: surfers’ paradise. Indonesia encompasses over 13,000 islands with 336 ethnic groups and a borderless rainbow babel of different languages, cultures and traditions. In addition to coffee-colored Hindus, Christians and Buddhists, this is the home of more Muslims than all the Middle East. Linking the islands is the lingua franca of Bahasa and an underlying songline of history: animist religions are uniting threads that cross oceans, adding layers of meaning to the word “multicultural”. Here some Muslims drink beer and arak in addition to java; some worship Buddha, Vishnu, Krishna, and Jesus in addition to Allah; while others leave offerings to good and evil pagan spirits (tourists included). In fact, clutched in the talons of the mythical Garuda, the national airline and state crest, is the motto “Unity in Diversity”. I muse about that in an undertaker’s shop, where he sells coffins and Coca-Cola side-by-side, and at the same time, it seems. There was much more. I hitched rides on logging trucks and dugout canoes, traveling often alone, crisscrossing language-zones and time-zones, transfixed by an idea of the world…, a way around it. The fourth book of the Travelogues, "East Before South" is a story of that trip.

Interviews With the Jazz Greats...and More!

By CHARLES H. CHAPMAN
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  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Book Code : 1609743679
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Music
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  • Pdf File: interviews-with-the-jazz-greats-and-more.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Here is a collection of insightful interviews with many of the most prominent figures in today's guitar world. Presents 25 articles selected from Charles Chapman's extensive work as a music journalist, including legends such as Johnny Smith, Tim May, Martin Taylor, John Abercrombie, George Benson, John Scofield, and Howard Alden. an interview with renowed luthier Robert Benedetto is included as an added bonus. This book illustrates the passion these guitarists have for their art, the respect they have for music and one other, and their desire to pass their art and sentiments on to others.

Forensic Science

By Evgeny Katz,Jan Halámek
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 3527693521
  • Total of Pages : 446
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: forensic-science.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Concentrating on the natural science aspects of forensics, top international authors from renowned universities, institutes, and laboratories impart the latest information from the field. In doing so they provide the background needed to understand the state of the art in forensic science with a focus on biological, chemical, biochemical, and physical methods. The broad subject coverage includes spectroscopic analysis techniques in various wavelength regimes, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, electrochemical detection approaches, and imaging techniques, as well as advanced biochemical, DNA-based identification methods. The result is a unique collection of hard-to-get data that is otherwise only found scattered throughout the literature.

Gem Testing

By B. Anderson
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447494652
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 871
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Book Short Summary:

This unusual work is a complete treatise on the identification of precious stones that is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the jeweller or antiquarian's bookshelf. Contents Include: Preface; How to Use The Book; Refractive Index and its Measurement; Double Refraction and How to Detect it; Colour, Colour Filters and the Dichroscope; Specific Gravity and How to Measure It; Detection of Synthetic and Imitation Stones; The Use of the Microscope; The Identification of Diamond; The Identification of Ruby; The Identification of Sapphire; The Identification of Emerald; Aquamarine and Alexandrite; The Identification of Zircon; The Identification of Topaz; The Identification of Pink, Mauve, etc. Stones; The Identification of Brown and Orange Stones; Quartz, Opal, and Garnets; Tourmaline, Peridot, and Spinel; Identification of Translucent and Opaque Stones; Amber, Tortoiseshell, Coral, and Jet; Pearls: Real, Cultured, and Imitation; Appendix: Glossary, Alphabetical Summary of Gem Species, Crystal Systems, Bibliography, Specific Gravity and Refractive Index Tables; Names and Addresses of Recommended Suppliers; and an Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous

By Kathryn Williams
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Book Code : 0805096345
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: pizza-love-and-other-stuff-that-made-me-famous.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family's Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to persuade her to audition for a new reality show, Teen Test Kitchen, Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America's finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame. Once on set, Sophie immediately finds herself in the thick of the drama—including a secret burn book, cutthroat celebrity judges, and a very cute French chef. Sophie must figure out a way to survive all the heat and still stay true to herself. A terrific YA offering—fresh, fun, and sprinkled with romance.