Author: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Leaving behind a stressful law enforcement career to become a private investigator in his small Minnesota hometown, Cork O'Connor is asked by an Ojibwe healer to help him find the son the man fathered years earlier, a case that culminates in an attempt on the Ojibwe's life.
ABC Is for Circus
Publisher: Ammo Books
ABC IS FOR CIRCUS celebrates the colorful and festive world of the circus through each letter of the alphabet. Young children will enjoy memorizing letters and words like A is for Acrobats, B is for Big Top, and C is for Calliope in this imaginative, hardcover book. ABC IS FOR CIRCUS is an awesome addition to our artist-centric line of ABC books, and is sure to delight an audience of children and adults alike.
The Mafia Manager
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The world's oldest and best-organized conglomerate now reveals management techniques everyone can use. Unlike other guides to business, The Mafia Manager shuns theoretical verbiage to present the philosophy of leadership that founded and captained "The Silent Empire" through centuries of expansion and success. Some sample pearls of wisdom: -"Be sure you understand what your boss has ordered before you act on his command. What if you whack the wrong guy, or bomb the wrong joint...Learn the art of asking questions." -"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer." -"Don't become involved in any office political battle without first asking yourself, 'What's in it for me?' and then 'What's in it for them?'" -"If you must lie, be brief."
On Poetry and Craft
Author: Theodore Roethke, Carolyn Kizer
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.
The Conscious Universe
Author: Menas Kafatos, Robert Nadeau
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This discussion resulted from a dialogue which began some seven years ago between a physicist who specializes in astrophysics, general relativity, and the foundations of quantum theory, and a student of cultural history who had done post-doctoral work in the history and philosophy of science. Both of us at that time were awaiting the results of some experiments being conducted under the direction of the physicist Alain Aspect at the University of Paris-South. ! The experiments were the last in a series designed to test some predictions based on a mathematical 2 theorem published in 1964 by John Bell. There was no expectation that the results of these experiments would provide the basis for developing new technologies. The questions which the experiments were designed to answer concerned the relation ship between physical reality and physical theory in the branch of physics known as quantum mechanics. Like most questions raised by physicists which lead to startling new insights, they were disarmingly simple and direct. Is quantum physics, asked Bell, a self-consistent theory whose predictions would hold in a new class of experiments, or would the results reveal that the apparent challenges of quantum physics to the understanding in classical physics of the relationship between physical theory and physical reality were merely illusory? Answering this question in actual experiments could also, suggested Bell, lead to another, quite dramatic, result.
Author: Vincent Meylan
Publisher: Acc Art Books
-Compiled with full access to Bulgari's archives A jewel is more than an arrangement of precious stones - it is a story. This is the principle on which Vincent Meylan, author of Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed, Boucheron: The Secret Archives, Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends, and Mellerio: Jewellers to the Queens of Europe, has written his latest book. Now, with unparalleled access to the Bulgari archives, Meylan guides us on an intimate journey through the lives of the clients, both famous and infamous, who have given this pre-eminent Mediterranean jeweler their patronage. Paris may be the traditional home of the jeweller elite, but Bulgari embraces its Roman origins. From their early creations, inspired by Byzantine and Islamic architecture, to designs like the Trombino ring and Serpenti bracelets, which are still relevant today, Bulgari gracefully navigates the line between contemporary and timeless. Their client roster reflects their prestige. Nobility and celebrity intermingle; the Countess di Frasso shopped at Bulgari with her Hollywood superstar-beau, Gary Cooper, as did the Infanta Beatriz of Spain and Princess Maria José of Belgium. Richard Burton wooed Elizabeth Taylor with glittering Bulgari jewels, while the decadent marriage of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian featured Bulgari wedding rings. But these jewels tell tales of many genres, not just romance: from exiled Iranian Shahs to Count Cini of Monselice, held for ransom by the SS and released in exchange for Bulgari jewels. Each story is retold with Vincent Meylan's characteristic verve, embellished with original pictures from the archives. Chapters are dedicated to wealthy customers, but also to the stones themselves, tracing the evolution of this iconic Roman company through history, and the development of their jewelry from mine, to workshop, to model.
This is the first book to offer practical advice on intranet management, based on the work of the author as an intranet consultant over the past fifteen years. Key areas include: managing intranets: opportunities and challenges defining user requirements making a business case developing a content strategy enhancing collaboration managing technology specifying and selecting software using Microsoft SharePoint for intranets operational planning establishing the intranet team managing intranet projects evaluating risks enhancing the user experience marketing the intranet measuring user satisfaction creating the governance framework writing an intranet strategy intranets and information management. An appendix offers guidelines for social media use. Readership: Information professionals involved in the development of an intranet for their organization, managers with responsibility for internal communications, personal management, risk management, information management and information technology.
Section 31: Cloak
Author: S.D. Perry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Amoral, shrouded in secrecy, answerable to no one, Section 31 operates outside the constraints of either conscience or the law. They are the covert operations arm of Starfleet. Their mission: to protect the Federation at whatever cost. Once, in order to preserve the galaxy's fragile balance of power. Captain James T. Kirk carried out a dangerous mission to capture a cloaking device from the Romulan Star Empire. Months later, while investigating a mysterious disaster aboard a Federation starship, Kirk discovers that the same technology he obtained for the sake of peace is being put to sinister purposes. What the crew of the Starship Enterprise uncovers will send shock waves through the quadrant, as Section 31 sets in motion a plan that could bring the major powers of the galaxy to their knees.
Author: Salvatore R. Maddi
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
An undergraduate text explaining and comparing various theories of personality. Chapters cover the conflict, fulfillment, and consistency models; methods in the field; analyses of core considerations; behaviorism; social learning theory; and applications. Includes an appendix of theoretical summaries, and a glossary. This sixth edition features a simplified writing style and vocabulary; a new chapter on the author's metatheory of personality; and separate chapters on each theory. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Emperor Londo Mollari is helpless to stop the Drakh--an race of malevolent creatures hell-bent on destroying the Interstellar Alliance by first taking control of Londo's homeworld, Centauri Prime. Original.
The book, being a collection of 55 drawings, is a good sample for a large number of artist's great work, and for those who want to know more about Sir Peter Lely’s drawing. Actually it is a good book for those who like to study more about art: 55 sketches in a book is not a big amount of picture in a picture book, but it is still very useful for those who like drawing and want to study something from other great masters’ sketches. Sir Peter Lely was a painter of Dutch origin, whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court. He arrived in London in around 1641, which was marked by the death of Anthony van Dyck in December. His early English paintings, mainly mythological or religious scenes, or portraits set in a pastoral landscape, show influences from Anthony van Dyck and the Dutch baroque. Lely's portraits were well received, and he succeeded Anthony van Dyck as the most fashionable portrait artist in England. He became a freeman of the Painter-Stainers' Company in 1647 and was portrait artist to Charles I. His talent ensured that his career was not interrupted by Charles's execution, and he served Oliver Cromwell, whom he painted "warts and all", and Richard Cromwell. After the English Restoration in 1660, Lely was appointed as Charles II's Principal Painter in Ordinary in 1661, with a stipend, as Van Dyck had enjoyed in the previous Stuart reign. Lely became a naturalized English subject in 1662. Lely was knighted in 1680. He died soon afterwards at his easel in Covent Garden, while painting a portrait of the Duchess of Somerset, and was buried at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. The book is also good for library collection, and will be helpful for someone doing drawing studies. Reproductions are good for the richness of color. Comprehensive and the images are of good quality considering the electronic format. It's like a really good study catalog with references, perfect for learning about line, shading and composition rather than a coffee table book. This book provided the tools needed to elevate your drawing ability to a higher level and teaches how to draw both realistically and beautifully. It steps back into the best and reveals how the old masters illustrated and sculpted.
A meeting with a Russian client at the office where she works heralds an unexpected attraction for an African American woman. When the man gets her number before leaving the office, she looks forward to him getting in touch. That’s until she does an online search to find out he’s apparently a Russian mob boss. His call that evening gets her an invitation to a nightclub and she can’t resist, even though she knows it’s crazy to accept. It ends with her in the VIP section of the club, where she finds out the place is actually owned by him. When he asks if she wants to go upstairs for a drink, she knows it will only lead to one thing. She can’t say no, however, and gives into a night of submission to the powerful mob boss.
Connect-the-dots just got hot… with this amusing and arousing take on everyone’s favorite make-out manual. Whether you’re on your own or with a partner, Kama Sutra Connect the Dots is the most fun you can have with your clothes still on. The secrets of this wickedly witty book will only be revealed by deft wrist-work, so put a little lead in your pencil and do try this at home. Partner not included.
This text provides information on using Visual Basic with Oracle, helping to build quick and effective programs for inputting information into an Oracle database or creating reports.
Author: Verity Black
Publisher: Tremissis Books via PublishDrive
Double Domme Trouble for the College Roommate . . . Jack Wilson notices an advert on the college noticeboard. He applies to join a femdom household where girls rule and men serve. Resistant at first, he eventually begins to enjoy his new life at the hands of his new cruel mistresses Dee and Vicky who enjoy sadistically degrading and humiliating their new pet project. A Female Superiorty Humiliation Femdom Short Story approximately 5000 words.