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We Found a Hat We Found a Hat Новинка

We Found a Hat

Hold on to your hats! From the Kate Greenaway-winning creator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat comes the much-anticipated conclusion to the celebrated hat trilogy. Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat... Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this perfectly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy, deceptive simplicity and deliciously deadpan humour.
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art at the Dallas Museum of Art Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art at the Dallas Museum of Art Новинка

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art at the Dallas Museum of Art

"Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Dallas Museum of Art" offers a series of intimate case studies in the history of 19th-century European art. Inspired by a series of public lectures given at the Dallas Museum of Art between 2009 and 2013, the volume comprises twelve beautifully illustrated essays from leading academics and museum specialists. Opening with a new reading of one of Gustave Courbet's great hunting scenes, "The Fox in the Snow", and ending with an exploration of a group of interior scenes by Edouard Vuillard, each essay stands alone as a richly contextualized reading of a single work or group of works by one artist. The authors approach their subjects from a range of methodological perspectives, but all pay close attention to the experience of making and viewing works of art.
Daniel Lednicer Steroid Chemistry at a Glance Daniel Lednicer Steroid Chemistry at a Glance Новинка

Daniel Lednicer Steroid Chemistry at a Glance

The term steroid has become virtually synonymous with drug abuse in sport to the majority of the public. However these steroids – androgens – actually comprise only a single relatively small class of biologically active steroids, and are overshadowed by a large collection of compounds, a sizeable number of which are commercial drugs that share the same structural carbon skeleton. The development of these drugs has led to a large body of organic chemistry often denoted as «Steroid Chemistry». Steroid Chemistry At A Glance provides a concise overview of the main principles and reactions of steroid chemistry. Topics covered include: history, isolation and structure determination of steroids steroid nomenclature and stereochemistry natural sources of steroids synthesis and reactions of aromatic a-ring steroids, androstanes, and pregnanes steroids with a spirolactone at position 17 steroids with hetrocyclic ring A compounds derived from cholesterol Based on the highly successful and student friendly «at a glance» approach, the information is presented in integrated, self contained double page spreads of text and illustrative material. Students of chemistry and pharmacy using Steroid Chemistry at a Glance will find they have a resource with which they can quickly, concisely and confidently acquire, regularly review and revise the basic facts that underpin the properties, synthesis and reactions of this important class of natural products. It will also serve as a handy bench reference for postgraduates and professional chemists.
Hiram Cox Journal of a residence in the Burmham empire, and more particularly at the court of Amarapoorah Hiram Cox Journal of a residence in the Burmham empire, and more particularly at the court of Amarapoorah Новинка

Hiram Cox Journal of a residence in the Burmham empire, and more particularly at the court of Amarapoorah

Полный вариант заголовка: «Journal of a residence in the Burmham empire, and more particularly at the court of Amarapoorah / by Capt. Hiram Cox».
F. S. Fitzgerald Taps at Reveille F. S. Fitzgerald Taps at Reveille Новинка

F. S. Fitzgerald Taps at Reveille

F.S.Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. Taps at Reveille is a collection of brilliant short stories, including The Night of Chancellorsville - an ironic story in which a trainload of light ladies is catapulted unawares into the realities of the Civil War.
Aviva Chomsky A History of the Cuban Revolution Aviva Chomsky A History of the Cuban Revolution Новинка

Aviva Chomsky A History of the Cuban Revolution

A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE
Автор не указан A sketch drawn from the records of the British Factory at St. Petersburg Автор не указан A sketch drawn from the records of the British Factory at St. Petersburg Новинка

Автор не указан A sketch drawn from the records of the British Factory at St. Petersburg

Полный вариант заголовка: «A sketch drawn from the records of the British Factory at St. Petersburg and designed to elucidate the history of that body, from 1716 to 1824...».
Bulstrode Christopher Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance Bulstrode Christopher Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance Новинка

Bulstrode Christopher Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance

Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance is the new edition of The Musculoskeletal System at a Glance. The book now includes not just basic anatomy, but also features presenting complaints and patient examination and reflects the increased coverage of rheumatology, making it relevant for students at all levels. Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance Expands its coverage of rheumatology to include all major topics on the medical student curriculum Includes fully illustrated chapters on examination of each part of the musculoskeletal system Provides self-assessment case studies to test knowledge and provide clinical context Consolidates all information relating to the musculoskeletal system in one title Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance is ideal for all medical students studying the musculoskeletal system or taking an orthopaedics or rheumatology rotation.
Peter Evans William Top Hat Peter Evans William Top Hat Новинка

Peter Evans William Top Hat

Top Hat is the first volume to spotlight this classic Hollywood film, probing the musical genre, notions of romance and subjectivity, as well as the contested relations between the sexes. Offers a detailed analysis of one of Hollywood's greatest musicals, including a comprehensive survey of the film's production, promotion and reception, all measured against the background of 1930s socio-political contexts in the USA Explores the musical genre and questions of (gendered) national identity, romance, subjectivity and the notion of the couple Written in a clear, accessible style, Top Hat probes text and context carefully to appeal to the student and teacher of the musical and of Hollywood film history, as well as the film-loving general reader
Cambridge IGCSE Economics: Student's Book Cambridge IGCSE Economics: Student's Book Новинка

Cambridge IGCSE Economics: Student's Book

Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations, Cambridge IGCSE Economics covers the Cambridge syllabus (0455). The book draws extensively on real world examples to explore economic concepts, theories and issues. Each of the 52 units deals with a specific topic in a lucid and pertinent manner. A number of activities, based on examples from around the world, are designed to facilitate students' easy understanding of the contents. There is a range of questions both at the end of units and at the end of each of the eight sections to assess students' progress in the subject.
Sarah Ross Prescribing at a Glance Sarah Ross Prescribing at a Glance Новинка

Sarah Ross Prescribing at a Glance

The principles of drug therapies are fundamental to medical practitioners in all branches; but are often difficult to get to grips with. Prescribing at a Glance addresses the most common uses of prescription drugs, and follows progress from dose calculation, administration to monitoring the effects in the treatments of major presenting problems. With a focus on prescribing, this user-friendly guide helps practitioners to develop crucial knowledge and skills, including establishing accurate drug histories, planning appropriate therapies, writing safe and legal prescriptions, critically appraising the prescribing of others, patient support, accessing reliable information about medicines, and detecting adverse drug reactions. Prescribing at a Glance:: Features detailed and high-quality colour illustrations throughout Includes examples of common prescribing errors, practice prescriptions and calculations Follows the structure of the WHO Good Prescribing Guide, and corresponds to the core curriculum of the British Pharmacological Society Is the perfect guide to help you prepare for the Prescribing Skills Assessment (PSA) Includes a companion website featuring interactive MCQs and cases, available at www.ataglanceseries.com/prescribing From the series that brought you Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, and designed to help those in the later stages of their medical training become adept at the skills required for a vital yet often confusing subject – Prescribing at a Glance will help you fill in any knowledge gaps with simple step-by-step instructions, and clear, easy-to-remember guidelines.
Hoffbrand A. Victor Haematology at a Glance Hoffbrand A. Victor Haematology at a Glance Новинка

Hoffbrand A. Victor Haematology at a Glance

Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, Haematology at a Glance, Fourth Edition is a broad and accessible introduction to the study of blood. Fully revised and updated to reflect advances in the field and in clinical practice, this new edition covers essential knowledge, from basic hematological physiology to blood disorders and their diagnosis and treatment. This new edition of Haematology at a Glance: • Features expanded sections on the underlying mechanisms, diagnostic techniques and management of the malignant haematological diseases. Also incorporates recent advances in knowledge of thrombosis and the newer oral anticoagulants • Contains the very latest clinical treatments • Includes updated illustrations and clinical photographs to illustrate concepts and aid understanding • Features extensive online self-assessment at www.ataglanceseries.com/haematology This book is an invaluable resource for medical students and health professionals wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of haematology.
The Beach at Night The Beach at Night Новинка

The Beach at Night

Elena Ferrante returns to the tale at the center of the novel she considers to be a turning point in her development as a writer: The Lost Daughter. But this time the story takes the form of a children's fable told from the point of view of the lost (stolen!) doll, Celina. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minu, feelings of abandonment and sadness, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises. Mati is a five-year-old girl who talks a lot, especially to me. I'm her doll. Her father has just arrived--he comes to the beach every weekend.He's brought her a black-and-white cat as a present. So until five minutes ago Mati was playing with me and now she's playing with the cat, whom she's named Minu.I'm lying on the sand, in the sun, and I don't know what to do. So begins this fable by "one of modern literature's greatest enigmas" and one of it's greatest practitioners, Elena Ferrante. Accompanied by the oneiric and stirring illustrations of Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night is a story for all of Ferrante's many ardent fans.
Irvin Yalom D. Staring at the Sun. Overcoming the Terror of Death Irvin Yalom D. Staring at the Sun. Overcoming the Terror of Death Новинка

Irvin Yalom D. Staring at the Sun. Overcoming the Terror of Death

Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an «awakening experience»—a dream, or loss (the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or aging. Once we confront our own mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.
Slava Sarazhin Fairytales for adults in the fourth dimension Slava Sarazhin Fairytales for adults in the fourth dimension Новинка

Slava Sarazhin Fairytales for adults in the fourth dimension

It is happening, and your heart is beating inside of your mother’s womb. At the same time the inexorable countdown to your end has already begun. Everybody has their own lifespan. Some timepieces are covered with magnificent ornaments of gold, silver and precious stones, and some are simple and unpretentious, but they all bring you closer to your death. The hidden mechanisms of self-destruction tick away inexorably. Every precious drop of your life drips away into the ocean of time. Every drop represents a moment of your life; every drop represents the amount of time you have left, like a poison.
Barker Roger A. Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance Barker Roger A. Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance Новинка

Barker Roger A. Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance

Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance provides a user-friendly introduction to the anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of the human nervous system within one, succinct, highly-illustrated volume. The double page spreads begin by summarising the anatomical structure and function of the different components of the central nervous system, followed by a section on applied neurobiology which outlines how to approach the patient with neurological and psychiatric problems and provides an overview of treatment and management options. Key features of this fourth edition include: A manageable overview of the structure and function of the central nervous system Full guidance on how to approach the patient with neurological problems and the investigations used in the most common scenarios Cases highlighting the clinical relevance of the basic neuroscience New chapters on the major neurotransmitters of the CNS and their functions, the enteric nervous system and stroke A fully updated companion website with interactive self-assessment questions and case studies, flashcards and revision notes at www.ataglanceseries.com/neuroscience Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a basic neuroanatomy or neuroscience course, or can be used as a refresher for those in clinical training.
Fawcett William Anaesthesia at a Glance Fawcett William Anaesthesia at a Glance Новинка

Fawcett William Anaesthesia at a Glance

Anaesthesia at a Glance is a brand new title that provides a concise and visually-orientated summary of a comprehensive lecture course in anaesthesia. Ideal for clinical undergraduate medical students and Foundation Programme doctors undertaking anaesthesia attachments, it gives a systematic, broad view of anaesthesia in various specialties, taking the reader through preparation, management and the pharmacology behind anaesthetic medicine. Anaesthesia at a Glance is supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/anaesthesia containing interactive multiple-choice questions and answers together with a selection of interactive cases – perfect for study and revision. Whether you want to refresh your knowledge or need a thorough overview of the specialty, Anaesthesia at a Glance presents all the vital clinical information you need.
Karen Linder The Women of Berkshire Hathaway. Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors Karen Linder The Women of Berkshire Hathaway. Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors Новинка

Karen Linder The Women of Berkshire Hathaway. Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors

A fascinating look at the top women at Berkshire Hathaway and how they got there Although proportionally women continue to lag far behind men as CEOs and board members at major institutions, there has been a marked uptick in the number of female business leaders in recent years. Looking at the changes that have happened at Berkshire Hathaway—Warren Buffett's holding company, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors provides a unique look at the gradual shattering of the glass ceiling at one of America's top firms. An influx of female leadership over the past few years—today there are four female CEOs, up from just one a decade ago—has invigorated Berkshire Hathaway with energy and unique female insight. Profiling these remarkable women, the book provides motivational and management information for a wide range of readers, from business students to Buffett fans. Looks closely at the female board members of Berkshire Hathaway and the female managers who run Berkshire Hathaway companies Follows the paths that brought these women to their current positions Explores their working relationship with their employees and Warren Buffett, and how they balance work and their private lives The only book focusing on eight of the most powerful women at Berkshire Hathaway, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway is an inspirational read about the triumph of a group of remarkable women within a company once dominated by men.
Incidents At The Shrine Incidents At The Shrine Новинка

Incidents At The Shrine

Incidents at the Shrine is the first collection of stories by the author of 1991 Booker Prize-winning novel, The Famished Road. Whether the subject is a child's eye view of the Nigerian Civil War, Lagos and the spirit world or dispossession in a decaying British inner city, Okri's lyrical, poetic and humorous prose recreates the known and the unknown world with startling power.
Wreede Rhiannon de Embryology at a Glance Wreede Rhiannon de Embryology at a Glance Новинка

Wreede Rhiannon de Embryology at a Glance

This brand new title provides a highly illustrated introduction to key embryological concepts, with concise, memorable descriptions of major embryological developments. Embryology at a Glance introduces the basic principles of human development, from mitosis and meiosis, and walks you through the primary formation of each body system, with coverage of the continued development of the respiratory and vascular systems during the foetal and neonatal periods. Fully geared towards the medical school curriculum, the coverage of major steps in human development allows a better understanding of adult anatomy, development-associated conditions, congenital abnormalities and their treatments. Embryology at a Glance: Features full colour photographs and illustrations, including 3-dimensional illustrations where appropriate, and full labels Offers ‘one-stop’ coverage of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, urinary, endocrine and digestive systems Highlights clinical correlations throughout Includes timelines so you won’t lose sight of the temporal aspect of embryology Includes Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Extended Matching questions (EMQs) for revision and review A companion website with links to the Dr Webster’s embryological and anatomical podcasts is available at: www.wiley.com/go/embryology The clear, descriptive diagrams characteristic of the at a Glance series will help all medical students and health professionals develop an understanding of human development and its implications for clinical practice.
Fitzgerald F. S. Taps at Reveille Fitzgerald F. S. Taps at Reveille Новинка

Fitzgerald F. S. Taps at Reveille

F. S. Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. "Taps at Reveille" is a collection of brilliant short stories: "The Scandal Detectives", "The Freshest Boy", "He Thinks He's Wonderful", "The Captured Shadow", "The Perfect Life", "First Blood", "A Nice Quiet Place", "A Woman with a Past", "Crazy Sunday", "Two Wrongs", "The Night of Chancellorsville" and many others.
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The White Worm The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The White Worm Новинка

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The White Worm

A journey to Whitby heralds the start of a new case for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Henry Vernier. Their client is in love, but a mysterious letter has warned him of the dangers of the romance. The object of his affection is said to be under a thousand-year-old druidic curse, doomed to take the form of a gigantic snake. Locals speak of a green glow in the woods at night, and a white apparition amongst the trees. Is there sorcery at work, or is a human hand behind the terrors of Diana’s Grove?
MY PARIS DREAM MY PARIS DREAM Новинка

MY PARIS DREAM

As a young woman Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own and discovering who she was meant to be in Paris. Upon graduation from Princeton and not without trepidation, she took off, renting a room in the apartment of a young "BCBG" family and throwing herself into Parisian culture, determined to master French slang, style, and savoir-faire, and find a job that would give her a reason to stay. After a series of dues-paying jobs, she began a magnificent apprenticeship at Women's Wear Daily and was initiated into the high fashion world at a moment that saw the last glory of the old guard and the explosion of a new generation of talent. From a woozy yet enchanting Yves Saint Laurent to the mischievous and commanding Karl Lagerfeld, to the riotous, brilliant young guns--Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, and John Galliano--who were rewriting the rules of fashion, Betts gives us a view of what it looked like to a young American girl, finding herself, falling in love, and exploring this dazzling world all at once. Rife with insider information about restaurants, shopping, travel, and food, Betts's memoir brings the enchantment of France to life--from the nightclubs of Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the forests of le Bretagne--in an unforgettable memoir of coming-of-age.
Julian Knight The Royal Wedding For Dummies Julian Knight The Royal Wedding For Dummies Новинка

Julian Knight The Royal Wedding For Dummies

The fun, slightly irreverent guide to enjoying, understanding, and joining the festivities. Content includes: A brief biography of the happy couple – of course Royal wedding fact sheets featuring in-depth explanations of the customs, rules of etiquette, and history on display during the events An inside look at Westminster Abbey – the building, the history, and the weddings A lively account of royal weddings of the past – with a score card ranking the ultimate results – including a look at other royal/commoner romances «Where did they go?» Royal honeymoons of the past A «Know Your Heads of State and Hangers-On» section perfect for figuring out who's at the events A guide to planning and holding a street party that will bring back memories from the past A recipe section with great takes on traditional British fare perfect for a party Royal trivia sure to tax the talents of young and old alike An «If you're going» guide featuring The best places to get a glimpse of the revelry in person Great places to grab a pint or glass of wine and soak in the atmosphere Tips on getting around London easily and safely on the big day
Drop the Ball Drop the Ball Новинка

Drop the Ball

For women, a glass ceiling at work is not the only barrier to success - it's also the increasing number of obligations they face once they leave the office. Women have become accustomed to delegating, advocating and negotiating for themselves in the workplace, but when it comes to managing home life, they are still juggling too many balls. A simple solution is staring them in the face: use these skills to negotiate in their personal lives.In Drop The Ball, Tiffany Dufu urges the reader to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others - enabling them to flourish at work and develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.
Gavin Reid Dyslexia. A Practitioner's Handbook Gavin Reid Dyslexia. A Practitioner's Handbook Новинка

Gavin Reid Dyslexia. A Practitioner's Handbook

The main purpose of this new edition is to incorporate the most recent theoretical and practical research in the field of dyslexia and literacy and present it in a user friendly format for Practitioners. It refers to the most recent government reports on literacy and dyslexia in a number of countries such as, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Each chapter has a summary at the start and, at the end, key points and 'points to consider' are looked at.
Артур Конан Дойл The Mystery of Cloomber Артур Конан Дойл The Mystery of Cloomber Новинка

Артур Конан Дойл The Mystery of Cloomber

This novel is narrated by John Fothergill West, who tries to discover why the tenant of Cloomber Hall, General Heatherstone, is nervous to the point of being paranoid. Why are his fears becoming stronger every year at the fifth of October? And why doesn't he let his children leave home? This is a great mystery novel with a sharp twist at the end.
Edward Verlander G. The Practice of Professional Consulting Edward Verlander G. The Practice of Professional Consulting Новинка

Edward Verlander G. The Practice of Professional Consulting

The Practice of Professional Coaching Change is the life-blood of consulting just as organizations endure only through successful change. The reality of this mutual need lies at the heart of what consulting is all about. Consultants solve problems created by the powerful forces of change in an organization's environment and in so doing, create change themselves. The Practice of Professional Consulting is a comprehensive examination of what has been called «the world's newest profession.» In this practical resource Edward Verlander offers an overview of the industry and includes the most useful processes, tools, and skills used by successful consultants to produce solutions for their clients. The book also reveals why consulting is a growing and attractive career option. The best practices used by leading consulting firms are included in the book as well as the capabilities skillful consultant use in each stage of engagement. Verlander also recommends ways to ensure a consultant can solve a client's problems in a systematic, professional way. At the very heart of the book is the emphasis he puts on what is needed to become a truly trusted consultant. Filled with a wealth of must-have information from a wide range of consulting professionals, the book includes: a model of the consulting cycle; a diagnostic instrument for assessing consulting roles; ideas of how to develop political intelligence to navigate client organizations; tools for managing consulting meetings, risk assessment, and skills transfer; techniques in communications, emotional intelligence, presentations, and listening; and much more. Written for anyone wishing to start a consulting business, new employees at established consulting firms, facilitators of consulting training programs, and faculty at business schools, this important resource provides an easy way to understand the stages, roles, and tasks of consulting found in any type of consulting and it provides simple and easy-to-use techniques and templates for implementation.
Cynthia Cooper Extraordinary Circumstances. The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower Cynthia Cooper Extraordinary Circumstances. The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower Новинка

Cynthia Cooper Extraordinary Circumstances. The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower

The longer WorldCom Chief Audit Executive Cynthia Cooper stares at the entries in front of her, the more sinister they seem. But the CFO is badgering her to delay her team's audit of the company's books and directing others to block Cooper's efforts. Still, something in the pit of her stomach tells her to keep digging. Cooper takes readers behind the scenes on a riveting, real-time journey as she and her team work at night and behind closed doors to expose the largest fraud in corporate history. Whom can they trust? Could she lose her job? Should she fear for her physical safety? In Extraordinary Circumstances, she recounts for the first time her journey from her close family upbringing in a small Mississippi town, to working motherhood and corporate success, to the pressures of becoming a whistleblower, to being named one of Time's 2002 Persons of the Year. She also provides a rare insider's glimpse into the spectacular rise and fall of WorldCom, a telecom titan, the darling of Wall Street, and a Cinderella story for Mississippi. With remarkable candor, Cooper discusses her struggle to overcome these challenges, and how she has found healing through sharing the lessons learned with the next generation. This book reminds us all that ethical decision-making is not forged at the crossroads of major events but starts in childhood, «decision by decision and brick by brick.» At a time when corporate dishonesty is dominating public attention, Extraordinary Circumstances makes it clear that the tone set at the top is critical to fostering an ethical environment in the work-place. Provocative, moving, and intensely personal, Extraordinary Circumstances is a wake-up call to corporate leaders and an intimate glimpse at a scandal that shook the business world.
Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon Новинка

Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon

With an Introduction and Notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury.Tender is the Night is a story set in the hedonistic high society of Europe during the ‘Roaring Twenties’. A wealthy schizophrenic, Nicole Warren, falls in love with Dick Diver - her psychiatrist. The resulting saga of the Divers’ troubled marriage, and their circle of friends, includes a cast of aristocratic and beautiful people, unhappy love affairs, a duel, incest, and the problems inherent in the possession of great wealth. Despite cataloguing a maelstrom of interpersonal conflict, Tender is the Night has a poignancy and warmth that springs from the quality of Fitzgerald's writing and the tragic personal experiences on which the novel is based.Six years separate Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon, the novel Fitzgerald left unfinished at his death in December 1940.  Fitzgerald lived in Hollywood more or less continuously from July 1937 until his death, and a novel about the film industry at the height of 'the studio system' centred on the working life of a top producer was begun in 1939.  Even in its incomplete state The Last Tycoon remains the greatest American novel about Hollywood and contains some of Fitzgerald's most brilliant writing.
Vladimir Shatakishvili Confession of a Toastmaster Vladimir Shatakishvili Confession of a Toastmaster Новинка

Vladimir Shatakishvili Confession of a Toastmaster

The book «Confession of a Toastmaster» can be considered the guide of the Fates, Names, unique Cultures of the multinational Russian Soul at the meeting-point of the author’s fiction and publicism, where there is no explicit confrontation. And Shatakishvili performs with the apologia of the hidden decency: an aesthete, a fan and a true connoisseur of everything beautiful – from women’s beauty to the ringing silence. And the poet said about such people: «Could you play nocturne on a flute of drainpipes?»
Joseph Conrad Lord Jim Joseph Conrad Lord Jim Новинка

Joseph Conrad Lord Jim

Haunted by the memory of a moment of lost nerve during a disastrous voyage, Jim submits to condemnation by a Court of Inquiry. In the wake of his disgrace he travels to the exotic region of Patusan, and as the agent at this remote trading post comes to be revered as 'Tuan Jim.' Here he finds a measure of serenity and respect within himself. However, when a gang of thieves arrives on the island, the memory of his earlier disgrace comes again to the fore, and his relationship with the people of the island is jeopardized.
Nonna Ananieva VanCleef & Arpels on the summer night Nonna Ananieva VanCleef & Arpels on the summer night Новинка

Nonna Ananieva VanCleef & Arpels on the summer night

I was driving back from work in the evening at about nine, around the Ring. I kept changing lanes, but there were so many cars that this didn’t make much of a difference. It was drizzling. In the subway under Tverskaya Street two SUVs had collided – a Lexus and a Mercedes (I hate that Mercedes model; it always reminds me of a bier), blocking one of the lanes. The car crash wasn’t at all serious, but neither party would drive away. They were waiting for militiamen. Their lights twinkled beautifully, like a couple of figure-skaters at the European Championship. I thought of Beloussova and Protopopov. I had been a little girl when they were real celebrities; they had stayed in Western Europe and were nearly killed in a car accident. Sometimes the strangest associations occur to you.
Артур Конан Дойл The Tragedy of The Korosko Артур Конан Дойл The Tragedy of The Korosko Новинка

Артур Конан Дойл The Tragedy of The Korosko

A group of European and American tourists is enjoying its trip in Egypt in the year 1895. They are sailing up the River Nile in a "a turtle-bottomed, round-bowed stern-wheeler", the Korosko. They intend to travel to Abousir at the southern frontier of Egypt, after which the Dervish country starts. They are attacked and abducted by a marauding band of Dervish warriors. The terrorists will either kill them or forcibly convert them to Islam. This "desert drama" is high adventure at its pulpy best, and still surprisingly relevant today.
Manoj Thulasidas Principles of Quantitative Development Manoj Thulasidas Principles of Quantitative Development Новинка

Manoj Thulasidas Principles of Quantitative Development

Principles of Quantitative Development is a practical guide to designing, building and deploying a trading platform. It is also a lucid and succinct exposé on the trade life cycle and the business groups involved in managing it, bringing together the big picture of how a trade flows through the systems, and the role of a quantitative professional in the organization. The book begins by looking at the need and demand for in-house trading platforms, addressing the current trends in the industry. It then looks at the trade life cycle and its participants, from beginning to end, and then the functions within the front, middle and back office, giving the reader a full understanding and appreciation of the perspectives and needs of each function. The book then moves on to platform design, addressing all the fundamentals of platform design, system architecture, programming languages and choices. Finally, the book focuses on some of the more technical aspects of platform design and looks at traditional and new languages and approaches used in modern quantitative development. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM, featuring a fully working option pricing tool with source code and project building instructions, illustrating the design principles discussed, and enabling the reader to develop a mini-trading platform. The book is also accompanied by a website http://pqd.thulasidas.com that contains updates and companion materials.
Way Ahead: Level 1: Teacher's (аудиокурс на 2 CD) Way Ahead: Level 1: Teacher's (аудиокурс на 2 CD) Новинка

Way Ahead: Level 1: Teacher's (аудиокурс на 2 CD)

Way Ahead is an imaginative, six-level course for primary school children who are learning English as a first foreign language. The course is reading based, with a strong communicative flavour. The structures and functions of English are taught through a variety of inviting, child-centred activities, which have been carefully graded and are suitable for classes in a variety of cultural backgrounds. At the lower levels, the books introduce a cast of interesting characters who contextualise the language and make learning fun. At the upper levels, new language is presented through a series of motivating and informative topics, and the course develops the skills the children need to pursue their studies to a higher level. This new edition of Way Ahead has been redesigned and updated to attract a new generation of learners.
Under a Pole Star Under a Pole Star Новинка

Under a Pole Star

Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve. In 1889, the whaler's daughter from Dundee - dubbed by the press 'The Snow Queen' - sets out to become a scientist and explorer. She struggles to be taken seriously but determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition, despite the many who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men.Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition, led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When Jakob and Flora's paths cross, it is a fateful meeting.All three become obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and lies. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the true leader of polar discovery takes him and his men on a mission whose tragic outcome will reverberate for years to come.Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland, and fin-de-siecle New York and London, Under a Pole Star is a compelling look at the dark side of the 'golden age' of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows that sometimes you have to travel to the furthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it.
Scott Berkun The Year Without Pants. WordPress.com and the Future of Work Scott Berkun The Year Without Pants. WordPress.com and the Future of Work Новинка

Scott Berkun The Year Without Pants. WordPress.com and the Future of Work

A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success 50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible? What's different about how they work, and what can other companies learn from their methods? To find out, former Microsoft veteran Scott Berkun worked as a manager at WordPress.com, leading a team of young programmers developing new ideas. The Year Without Pants shares the secrets of WordPress.com's phenomenal success from the inside. Berkun's story reveals insights on creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone's future. Offers a fast-paced and entertaining insider's account of how an amazing, powerful organization achieves impressive results Includes vital lessons about work culture and managing creativity Written by author and popular blogger Scott Berkun (scottberkun.com) The Year Without Pants shares what every organization can learn from the world-changing ideas for the future of work at the heart of Automattic's success.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Horror at Martin's Beach Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Horror at Martin's Beach Новинка

Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Horror at Martin's Beach

Sailors kill a 50 foot creature at sea after a lengthy battle. The creature bears strange anatomical irregularities such as a single large eye and rudimentary forelegs and six-toed feet in place of pectoral fins. After inspection by marine biologists, it is revealed to be just a juvenile. The captain who captured the creature tours the coast and profits from the corpse of the deceased creature. As the captain attempts to finish his business at Martin's Beach, a group of swimmers are attacked. The captain and others attempt to rescue the victims but it is too late. The good samaritans and the captain are hypnotized and pulled into the water by the creature's apparently vengeful mother, to the horror of an onlooking crowd.
Linden Roger W.A. Physiology at a Glance Linden Roger W.A. Physiology at a Glance Новинка

Linden Roger W.A. Physiology at a Glance

This revised and updated edition of Physiology at a Glance features clear and concise illustrations, memorable data tables, and easy-to-read text, to provide a thorough introduction to physiology that integrates seamlessly with the medical school curriculum. Physiology at a Glance breaks the topic down into its core components, dealing with structures of the body from cellular level to composite systems. Each chapter focuses on an element of the body and explores vital concepts to aid students at all levels of their training. Physiology at a Glance: • Introduces basic biological principles in easy-to-follow spreads, followed by thoroughly revised and updated systems-based chapters • Features completely revised or brand new chapters and figures, including introductory chapters on homeostasis, blood, haemostasis and immunological defence mechanisms • Is fully supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/physiology featuring online access to over 200 self-assessment questions from the book, downloadable flashcards, and revision notes With its straightforward approach to explaining the functions of the body, Physiology at a Glance provides medical, dental, health science and biomedical students with a thorough understanding of an often complex subject. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.
John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 2 John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 2 Новинка

John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 2

Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels in South Africa : Vol. 2 : undertaken at the request of the London Missionary Society : being a narrative of a second journey in the interior of that country : with a map and coloured prints / by the Rev. John Campbell».
John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 1 John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 1 Новинка

John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 1

Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels in South Africa : Vol. 1 : undertaken at the request of the London Missionary sSciety : being a narrative of a second journey in the interior of that country : with a map and coloured prints / by the Rev. John Campbell».
Seventy-Seven Clocks Seventy-Seven Clocks Новинка

Seventy-Seven Clocks

The newspapers referred to it as the case of the seventy-seven clocks. There was quite a fuss at the time. We got into terrible trouble. Dear fellow, it was one of our most truly peculiar cases. I remember as if it was yesterday.' In fact, Arthur Bryant remembers very little about yesterday, but he does remember the oddest investigation of his career... It was late in 1973. As strikes and blackouts ravaged the country during Edward Heath's 'Winter of Discontent', sundry members of a wealthy, aristocratic family were being disposed of in a variety of grotesque ways - by reptile, by bomb, by haircut. As the hours of daylight diminish towards Christmas, Bryant & May, the irascible detectives of London's controversial Peculiar Crimes Unit, know that time is the key - and time is running out for both the family and the police. Their investigations lead them into a hidden world of class conflict, craftsmanship and the secret loyalties of big business. But what have seventy seven ticking clocks to do with it? Now the full story can at last be revealed, in this most eerie of adventures that features Arthur Bryant at his rudest, John May at his most exasperated and a gallery of colourful, bizarre characters who could only make their home in a city like London...
Enrique Oltuski Vida Clandestina. My Life in the Cuban Revolution Enrique Oltuski Vida Clandestina. My Life in the Cuban Revolution Новинка

Enrique Oltuski Vida Clandestina. My Life in the Cuban Revolution

Vida Clandestina is the first U.S. publication of the dramatic memoir of an important Cuban revolutionary who led a dangerous double life from 1952 to1959. Educated at University of Miami, then a high-ranking manager and engineer for Shell Oil, Enrique Oltuski was also a leader in the urban guerilla 26th of July Movement in Havana and Santa Clara, risking his life to join forces with Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, and working at the highest level of the Cuban government in the forty-three years since.
Jack London A Son of the Sun Jack London A Son of the Sun Новинка

Jack London A Son of the Sun

Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. Set in the South Pacific at the beginning of the twentieth century, "A Son of the Sun" includes of eight wonderful stories like "The Proud Goat of Aloysius Pankburn", "The Devils of Fuatino", and "The Jokers of New Gibbon". Most of them describe the thrilling adventures of Captain David Grief in the exotic South Seas.
Seraphima Nickolaevna Bogomolova Puzzled Seraphima Nickolaevna Bogomolova Puzzled Новинка

Seraphima Nickolaevna Bogomolova Puzzled

A rendezvous in a Notting Hill café, a mystery of the digits 6-6-6, a snapshot taken at the Christmas reception, a stranger, looking strangely familiar, and a coincidental encounter on a snowy yacht – what is it – a number of unconnected coincidences or meaningful signs in the lives of the two seemingly different yet so similar young people?
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Vol.1: After Life Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Vol.1: After Life Новинка

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Vol.1: After Life

With a force of personality capable of bending time itself and all the energy of a star’s exploding heart, the Doctor blasts into the hollow, tragic life of a woman with so much to offer – and gives her the chance to scream “Geronimo!” at the thrills, colours and terrors of an infinite universe!
Hashim Hashim Urology at a Glance Hashim Hashim Urology at a Glance Новинка

Hashim Hashim Urology at a Glance

Following the undergraduate curriculum set by the British Association of Urological Surgeons, Urology at a Glance offers practical advice on diagnosis and management of one of the most rapidly developing medical specialties. Building on basic science, the book provides an overview of clinical approaches to assist the medical student or junior doctor on rotation, as well as looking at practical procedures and specific details of the most commonly encountered urological disorders. Vibrantly illustrated and containing common clinical scenarios, Urology at a Glance provides all the information and latest guidelines needed for a medical student or junior doctor to excel in this field.
Keith Naughton Reckoning to Revival. How American Workers Rebuilt an Industry Keith Naughton Reckoning to Revival. How American Workers Rebuilt an Industry Новинка

Keith Naughton Reckoning to Revival. How American Workers Rebuilt an Industry

A special report on the resurgence of the Detroit auto industry using the Chrysler Jeep plant at Jefferson North as a focal point. The report centers on the characters behind the plant and the new technology it is using for manufacturing cars, while also looking at the economic desperation of the neighborhood in which the Jeep plant sits.
Cecilia Bartoli - A Portrait Cecilia Bartoli - A Portrait Новинка

Cecilia Bartoli - A Portrait

The original and unique portrait of the celebrated Italian opera star, filmed at the outset of her career and giving a fascinating insight into her background, personality and approach to her art. It is accompanied by the concert she gave at London's Savoy Hotel, where she performed songs by Pergolesi, Vivaldi and Rossini, plus arias from such favourite operas as "The Barber of Seville", "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Cosi Fan Tutte".Booklet contains complete Italian song texts for in concert at the Savoy Hotel with English, French and German translations.
Charles H. Drummond, III 72nd Conference on Glass Problems. A Collection of Papers Presented at the 72nd Conference on Glass Problems, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 18-19, 2011 Charles H. Drummond, III 72nd Conference on Glass Problems. A Collection of Papers Presented at the 72nd Conference on Glass Problems, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 18-19, 2011 Новинка

Charles H. Drummond, III 72nd Conference on Glass Problems. A Collection of Papers Presented at the 72nd Conference on Glass Problems, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 18-19, 2011

This issue contains a collection of papers presented at the 72nd Conference on Glass Problems at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Topics covered include glass melting; refractories; process control; legislation safety, and emissions; recycling and batch wetting.
Irfan Ahmad Prosthodontics at a Glance Irfan Ahmad Prosthodontics at a Glance Новинка

Irfan Ahmad Prosthodontics at a Glance

Prosthodontics at a Glance is a title in the popular At A Glance series and focuses on prosthodontics from diagnostics through treatment to post-operative maintenance. It is an ideal companion for all students of dentistry, clinicians and members of the dental team with an interest in prosthodontics.
Bruce Johnson The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook Bruce Johnson The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook Новинка

Bruce Johnson The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook

An in-depth, well-researched look at 100 hedge fund frauds Compared to mutual funds, hedge funds are the James Bonds of the marketplace. They have been relatively unfettered by government regulation, and they play bigger games, take bigger risks, use unorthodox methods, and have the power to capture the public imagination in a way that their lesser counterparts have difficulty approaching. At once fascinating and startling, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides readers with a broad knowledge of hedge fund regulation through a look at the first 100 cases of proven fraud at hedge funds. Compiling concrete data on cases of hedge fund fraud, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides you with a factual foundation for assessing this difficult area of risk. First comprehensive survey of hedge fund fraud including 100 chronological fraud cases Includes descriptions of each case, diagram of the player interaction, and tables detailing monies recovered, fines paid, prison terms, and professional sanctions Useful for both individual and professional investors, particularly given the last eighteen months of fraud and mismanagement among leading financial professionals and companies The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides a hedge fund professional's look at fraud and can help you prevent or avoid similar frauds in the future. It's a vital resource for any hedge fund manager or investor.
The Red Army and the Second World War The Red Army and the Second World War Новинка

The Red Army and the Second World War

In a definitive new account of the Soviet Union at war, Alexander Hill charts the development, successes and failures of the Red Army from the industrialisation of the Soviet Union in the late 1920s through to the end of the Great Patriotic War in May 1945. Setting military strategy and operations within a broader context that includes national mobilisation on a staggering scale, the book presents a comprehensive account of the origins and course of the war from the perspective of this key Allied power. Drawing on the latest archival research and a wealth of eyewitness testimony, Hill portrays the Red Army at war from the perspective of senior leaders and men and women at the front line to reveal how the Red Army triumphed over the forces of Nazi Germany and her allies on the Eastern Front, and why it did so at such great cost.
Daniel Strachman A. The Long and Short Of Hedge Funds. A Complete Guide to Hedge Fund Evaluation and Investing Daniel Strachman A. The Long and Short Of Hedge Funds. A Complete Guide to Hedge Fund Evaluation and Investing Новинка

Daniel Strachman A. The Long and Short Of Hedge Funds. A Complete Guide to Hedge Fund Evaluation and Investing

An innovative A to Z guide to the world of hedge funds The Long and Short of Hedge Funds presents readers with a unique look at these investment vehicles, the people who run them, and those who provide services to them. This book is a detailed guide of the industry and offers rare access to hedge fund managers and industry participants. The book provides the reader with a real education about hedge funds, gaining a firm understanding of the industry.
Джек Лондон White Fang Джек Лондон White Fang Новинка

Джек Лондон White Fang

"Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness-a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild…"
Mystery In San Francisco (+ CD) Mystery In San Francisco (+ CD) Новинка

Mystery In San Francisco (+ CD)

An abandoned mansion, a ghostly face at the window and mysterious happenings at one of the city's favorite landmarks is the start of a thrilling adventure for Jim Reilly and his teenage friends.Set in cosmopolitan San Francisco, California, this is a mystery story full of suspense with an unexpected twist, brilliantly solved by three young detectives.
A Murder is Announced: Level 5 (+ CD) A Murder is Announced: Level 5 (+ CD) Новинка

A Murder is Announced: Level 5 (+ CD)

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m." A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome scene is revealed. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it.
Джек Лондон White Fang Джек Лондон White Fang Новинка

Джек Лондон White Fang

"Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness-a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild…"

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