Your Next Breath from New York Times best selling author Iris Johansen
Catherine Ling is one of the CIA’s most prized operatives. Raised on the streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the agency at the age of fourteen. If life has taught her anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. Luke was kidnapped at age two, and now, nine years later, he has astonishingly been returned to her. Catherine vows never to fail him again. Now, just as she is building a relationship with Luke, it seems that someone from Catherine’s past is playing a deadly game with her, and using those she cares about as pawns. Three are dead already: the former prostitute who helped Catherine when she was out on the street, a CIA agent with whom she worked closely, and the informant who helped her free Luke. Someone is picking off the people Catherine cares about one by one, with the circle narrowing closer and closer to those she loves the most. Catherine has made many enemies throughout her life, and she has no choice but to weed through her past to find out who is targeting her now, and then go after the vicious killer herself.
Jude Deveraux - Temptation
1909. Temperance O'Neil, a women's rights activist, is shipped off to Scotland against her will by her stepfather. She will do anything to get back home to New York City, so she agrees to pose as a housekeeper to the rough-mannered James McCairn in a secret attempt to find him a wife.
Andy Mulligan - Trash (angol)
Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping on it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, the world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It’s a bag of clues. It’s a bag of hope. It’s a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends are running for their lives. Hounded by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking and fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man’s mission to put right a terrible wrong. And it's three street-boys against the world...
Stephen Fry - The Ode Less Travelled
Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes. Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, The Ode Less Travelled will give you the tools and the confidence to do so. Brimful of enjoyable exercises, witty insights and simple step-by-step advice, The Ode Less Travelled guides the reader towards mastery and confidence in the Mother of the Arts.
Ismeretlen szerző - Archaeology and settlement history in the Hahót Basin, South-West Hungary
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Vicky Shipton - London (Penguin Readers)
London is one of the great cities of the world. It is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe. In 1900, it was the biggest city in the world. In this book you will find a lot of interesting information about London. You will read about its history from Roman times. You will learn about its famous people – and the shops, museums and palaces of this exciting city.
Mohamed Ibnkahla - Signal Processing for Mobile Communications Handbook
In recent years, a wealth of research has emerged addressing various aspects of mobile communications signal processing. New applications and services are continually arising, and future mobile communications offer new opportunities and exciting challenges for signal processing. The Signal Processing for Mobile Communications Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of signal processing techniques used in mobile communications that concern the transmitter, the receiver, and the propagation channel. Distinguished contributors discuss a spectrum of topics, including 4-G mobile communication challenges, adaptive coded modulation, channel modeling, estimation and identification, diversity combining and adaptive equalization, multi-user detection, DSP for OFDM, synchronization, and more. Emerging techniques such as neural networks, Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, time-frequency analysis, and Chaos are also explored. Presented in a tutorial format with hundreds of figures and tables, this handbook makes signal processing as applied to digital communications accessible for all professionals, researchers, and students involved in mobile communications.
Adam Zamoyski - 1812 (angol)
The Sunday Times bestselling account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and eventual retreat from Moscow, events that had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Russian and European history. Moscow has both fascinated military historians and captured the imagination of millions on an emotional and human level. 1812 tells the story of how the most powerful man on earth met his doom, and how the greatest fighting force ever assembled was wiped out. Over 400,000 French and Allied troops died on the disastrous Russian campaign, with the vast majority of the casualties occuring during the frigid winter retreat. Adam Zamoyski tells their story with incredible detail and sympathy, drawing on a wealth of first-hand accounts of the tragedy to create a vivid portrait of an unimaginable catastrophe. power. His intention was to destroy Britain through a total blockade, the Continental System. But Tsar Alexander of Russia refused to apply the blockade, and Napoleon decided to bring him to heel. ramifications on Russian, French, German and, indeed, European history and culture cannot be understated. Adam Zamoyski's epic, enthralling narrative is the definitive account of the events of that dramatic year.
Teal Haviland - Inception
The world is in danger. Mankind is sinking deeper into darkness it cannot understand. Demons are easily capturing souls as they lead men and women down dangerous paths from which there is no return, while Javan, one of the Fallen, seeks an ancient book and the power it promises. If he succeeds, humans - and the world as they know it - will be destroyed. There is someone who is capable of stopping Javan... If she discovers him in time. Gabrielle is one of the most powerful angels ever created, her job one of the most important. She has come to Earth to learn more about humans and what influences them, and to fight evil she sees growing at an alarming rate. She soon finds herself carelessly distracted with one human in particular, however. Lucas Watkins holds a promise of peace and love for Gabrielle that she never believed she could have again. As feelings between her and Lucas become more than she can deny, so do the dangers mounting against him. After discovering who Lucas is, and the choice he faces, she realizes Darkness will come for him through demons and fantastical beings he thought only existed in his imaginings - forcing fairytales to become his reality. Caught between her new mortal ties and ancient immortal responsibilities, Gabrielle must race against what seems to be an ever-quickening clock to learn what she needs to know, protect Lucas, uncover Javan’s plan, and find a way to stop him and all who live in Shadows. Things become more complex than she ever anticipated, her decisions more critical, and what begins as a quest for information rapidly places her in an even more crucial position within the longest and most important war ever waged. Join Gabrielle and her allies in a story of love - past and present - fantastical beings, hidden realms, magic, fate, loss, and the fight of good versus evil.
Ismeretlen szerző - Encyclopedia of World History
This reference for high school students and/or home reference provides authoritative and useful information on all periods of history, giving due weight to often-neglected regions such as Central and South America, Africa and Oceania. It contains about 6,500 alphabetically-arranged entries written by academic historians; 1,000-plus color maps, illustrations and diagrams; detailed information (including a map, flag, text and data box) on approximately 200 countries; a time line detailing significant people, dates and events in history from 15,000 B.C. to the present day; and a reference section of essential tables, charts and lists. Edited by O'Brien (economic history, London School of Economics) together with consultants from other leading universities.
SF Said - Varjak Paw
Varjak Paw is a great coming of age story about a young Mesopotamian Blue (cat) that never seems to feel at home with his family, except when the Elder Paw is telling a Jalal tale. A new danger comes to the house - a man and his two strange, black cats. Varjak must now leave his home in order to find the one thing that can save his family- a dog. He scales the walls of his lush estate only to find that the outside world is much bigger and more dangerous than he ever imagined. He also finds some unlikely friends in Tam and Holly- two stray cats. Children will realize through this story that through differences friendships can blossom. This wonderfully written story entices the reader to find out what will happen next to little Varjack. The author uses wonderfully descriptive language to unravel the tale of Varjack Paw. Children will love to hear of the epic battles and adversities Varjack must overcome in order to save his family.
Joyce Hannam - Christmas in Prague (Oxford Bookworms)
In a house in Oxford three people are having breakfast -- Carol, her husband Jan, and his father Josef. They are talking about Prague, because Carol wants them all to go there for Christmas. Josef was born in Prague, but he left his home city when he was a young man. He is an old man now, and he would like to see Prague again before he dies. But he is afraid. He still remembers another Christmas in Prague, many long years ago -- a Christmas that changed his life for ever ...
Ismeretlen szerző - Modern Hungary: Readings from the New Hungarian quarterly
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Ray Bradbury - The Halloween Tree
"A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads the boys on the tail of a kite through time and space to search the past for their friend and the meaning of Halloween. After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with the elusive Pipkin in the catacombs of Mexico, where each boy gives one year from the end of his life to save Pipkin's. Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings."--Booklist
Dylan Evans - Howard Selina - Introducing Evolution
In 1859, Charles Darwin shocked the world with a radical theory - evolution by natural selection. One hundred fifty years later, his theory still challenges some of our most precious beliefs. _Introducing Evolution_ provides a step-by-step guide to "Darwin's dangerous idea" and takes a fresh look at the often misunderstood concepts of natural selection and the selfish gene. Drawing on the latest findings from genetics, ecology and animal behavior - as well as the work of best-selling science writers such as Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker - a sting of brilliant examples, superbly illustrated by Howard Selina, reveals how the evidence in favor of evolutionary theory is stronger than ever. With wit and clarity, Dylan Evans addresses many puzzling issues: Did life first evolve on other planets? What's the advantage of having sex? Why do your parents look after you? And what good to a bird is half a wing? From the death of the dinosaurs to the development of digital organisms, _Introducing Evolution_ brings Darwin up-to-date with the latest scientific discoveries. This is the ideal guide to the most important idea ever to appear in the history of science.
Tina Ferraro - The ABC's of Kissing Boys
Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens. This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker. Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach.
John Milton - Poems / Versek
_...Szonettjei a műfaj örök mintái és remekei. Sokkal inkább, mint a Petrarca-félék, s inkább, mint a Shakespeare-félék, melyek nem igazi szonettek. Ki feledheti el valaha azt a szonettet, melyet Milton a Saját Vakságára írt? ...Tóth Árpád, aki Milton kisebb verseit oly tökéletesen fordította le, azt a benyomást, teszi rám, mint a hegedűvirtuóz, aki Beethoven szimfóniáit szűri át hangszerén és lelkén. ...A legtisztább költői művészet ez, és a legmagasabb. Örök gyönyörűség._ ...ezt írja Babits Mihály Milton lírájáról, amelynek legszebb darabjait a nagy angol költő születésének háromszázötven éves évfordulója alkalmából veszi kezébe az olvasó.
Warren Hollister - Medieval Europe
Marked by C. Warren Hollister's clear historical vision and engaging teaching style, this classic text has been judiciously revised by Judith Bennett; the tenth edition includes greater coverage of Byzantium and Islam, a revised map program, a new essay program on medieval myths, and more. In his preface to the eighth edition, Professor Hollister wrote of his realization, while in college, that our world today "is a product of the medieval past." Medieval Europe introduces today's students to the medieval roots of our own society.
Horace McCoy - They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
The marathon dance craze flourished during the 1930s, but the underside was a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms--a dark side that Horace McCoy's classic American novel powerfully captures. "Were it not in its physical details so carefully documented, it would be lurid beyond itself."--Nation
Julie Glamuzina - Alison J. Laurie - Parker & Hulme: A Lesbian View
Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker were teenagers in New Zealand, ages 15 and 16, when in June 1954 they killed Pauline's mother. The murder resulted in a sensational court case, extensive local and international media coverage, and a public association of lesbianism with "evil," "insanity," and extreme violence. In 1991, two New Zealanders published Parker & Hulme: A Lesbian View. By zeroing in on the circumstances and significance of the case beyond the "mad" or "bad" sound bites bandied about almost 40 years earlier, the authors exposed the issues of sexuality and social control - classism, homophobia, racism - within which the headlines were mired. After the release of Heavenly Creatures - the successful movie based on the murder case - Juliet Hulme was "outed" as the well-known mystery writer Ann Perry, alive and well and living in Scotland. A second furor erupted, as the now 56-year-old Hulme/Perry disclaimed any memory of a lesbian involvement with her cohort.