A startling, wonderful novel about the true meaning of being an alien in an equally alien world.
“We are specks. Pieces of dust in this universe. Big nothings.
“I know what I am.”
Mal lives on the fringes of high school. Angry. Misunderstood. Yet loving the world — or, at least, an idea of the world.
Then he meets Hooper. Who says he’s from another planet. And may be going home very soon.
Christine Wenrick - The Charmed Souls
The CHARMED SOULS is book two of the Charmed Trilogy wriiten by Christine Wenrick. "It was the blood! The blood was somehow doing this to me!" Olivia Ann Greyson is a Charmer, a Dhampir with the power to lure the supernatural world's most dangerous of creatures, and she's in an impossible situation. She must leave behind Caleb Wolfe, the strong, protective vampire she has fallen madly in love with, in order to learn how to protect herself from the vampires, shifters and demons that will be drawn to her for the rest of her life. Human Guardian, Alec Lambert, has been assigned to see to Olivia's training by the organization he belongs to, which is known simply as The Brethan. He takes Olivia to the group's stronghold in the mountainous regions of Alberta, Canada, where she discovers the answers to her family's painful past and the extent to which those hunting her will go to capture her. But she also uncovers many secrets and even more questions about the mysterious group she has trusted to protect her secrets that will have her fighting to get back to the man she left behind. ...but will it be too late?
David Rock - Your Brain at Work
Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task. In this book, we travel inside Emily and Paul's brains as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with, figure out how to prioritize it, organize it and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul, they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works-and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Rock shows how it's possible for Emily and Paul, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but succeed in it-and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day. YOUR BRAIN AT WORK explores issues such as: - why our brains feel so taxed, and how to maximize our mental resources - why it's so hard to focus, and how to better manage distractions - how to maximize your chance of finding insights that can solve seemingly insurmountable problems - how to keep your cool in any situation, so that you can make the best decisions possible - how to collaborate more effectively with others - why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier - how to be more effective at changing other people's behavior
Ismeretlen szerző - Rome I Regulation
In Europe, will the new Rome I Regulation meet its goals, which include: improving the predictability of the outcome of litigation, bringing certainty as to the law applicable and the free movement of judgments, and designating the same national law irrespective of the country of the court in which an action is brought? The most important features of this instrument are outlined and discussed in this book, which is a product of the conference "The Rome I Regulation," held in Verona in March 2009, and attended by legal experts from Europe and beyond. The book contains a collection of papers submitted at the conference.
Danilo Ceccarelli Morolli - A Brief Outline of Roman Law
The present book is a comprehensive introductory manual for the study of Roman Law and its main institutes. The manual is mainly intended for canon law students who speak English and wish to uphold the medieval maxim «ius romanum vivit in Ecclesia». DANILO CECCARELLI MOROLLI is currently a Ordinary Professor on the faculty of Oriental Canon Law at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome. Here he is professor of Byzantine law, History of the Sources and the Institutes of Oriental Canon Law and also of Comparative Public Law. He is a Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences, (specifically for Byzantine law). He is the Scientific Director of «Iura Orientalia» an academic on-line series for ancient and modern Oriental laws. He is a researcher of Byzantine civilization at the G. Marconi University, Rome, where he teaches also Roman Law and Canon Law. He is also a visiting professor of Roman Law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the "Angelicum" (Rome). Additionally, he is a civil lawyer and an Officer of the Italian Navy (Selected Reserve).
Corinne Michaels - Beholden
Catherine Pope got a second chance at love, only to have it ripped away—again. She should’ve known better. But she dared to hope. She refuses to let fate take the reins this time. Catherine decides she’s going to fight. Jackson Cole risked it all. He thought this time would be different. With his loyalties pulling him in two directions—it’s time to make a choice…his past or his future. Will they be beholden to their fears or will they both fight against their demons and finally find the love they both long for?
Ismeretlen szerző - Credibility Assessment in Asylum Procedures
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Kaylie Jones - A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
The inspiration for a Merchant-Ivory film starring Kris Kristoffersen, this is a rich and poignant family drama from the daughter of novelist James Jones. Based on the author's formative years in Paris with her father, this novel explores the complex, volatile relationship between siblings and parents when Channe, previously the adored only child, finds her world disrupted by the arrival of an adopted brother. Back in print, this new edition includes an author's introduction reflecting on the process of developing a screenplay, and a previously unpublished chapter.
Graham King - Collins Complete Writing Guide
What a cracker! This fat little paperback has taught me more about good writing than all the How-to-write-good-English guides I’ve read put together. It’s not a new book, just a revised and updated edition of what was first The Times Writer’s Guide and then The Collins Good Writing Guide. It was good the first two rounds, and it’s even better now because it includes access to online and mobile functions. The author, the late Graham King, developed a series of guides on English usage in the early 1990s. He wanted to help readers use English with accuracy and flair. Later these guides were published to present practical and user-friendly advice in one volume. The guide is comprehensive, covering many aspects of grammar, punctuation and spelling. It also helps readers expand their vocabulary by inserting little quizzes: For example, which one is the correct meaning of the word homily? Is it a) a religious painting intended for the home; b) a moral lesson; or c) a coarse flour made from barley? I knew it’s not the flour, which is called hominy and usually made from maize and not from barley. It turned out to be the moral lesson, but I honestly didn’t know that. The guide has some more gems: As luck would have it the avid reader is reminded that at the end of the day he or she should avoid cliches like the plague. Also entertaining is the section on confusable words, such as immigrant and emigrant, plaintiff and plaintive, temporal and temporary. Incorrect spellings make me cringe, but admittedly there are a lot of words that are notoriously difficult. What about diarrhoea, eczema, bureaucracy, anonymous, nauseous, and spontaneity? Unassailably unapproachable. If you want to build meaningful and elegant sentences, if you want to say what you mean, if you want to widen your scope of expression – this book is your perfect companion. It’s an enjoyable read that will improve your English. Published by Harper Collins.
Adam Carolla - In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks
A couple years back, I was at the Phoenix airport bar. It was empty except for one heavy-set, gray bearded, grizzled guy who looked like he just rode his donkey into town after a long day of panning for silver in them thar hills. He ordered a Jack Daniels straight up, and that's when I overheard the young guy with the earring behind the bar asking him if he had ID. At first the old sea captain just laughed. But the guy with the twinkle in his ear asked again. At this point it became apparent that he was serious. Dan Haggerty's dad fired back, "You've got to be kidding me, son." The bartender replied, "New policy. Everyone has to show their ID." Then I watched Burl Ives reluctantly reach into his dungarees and pull out his military identification card from World War II. It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers.
Roger Blanpain - The Use of Languages in Employment Relations
In a world dominated by thousands of multinational enterprises which take worldwide and far-reaching decisions from faraway headquarters, and in which cross-border migration of workers hugely exceeds all precedent, enforcing the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of language emerges as a major challenge. Despite the policy consensus of 'unity in diversity' that prevails nearly everywhere today, exceptional rules continue to emerge as necessary to protect languages against economic pressure from other linguistic groups and cultures. Especially in the European Union, where freedom of movement of workers and freedom of services are explicitly guaranteed, language-related circumstances often lead to serious disputes that have not been envisioned by policymakers or legislators. This first book of its kind focuses on this nexus between employment relations and linguistic diversity, principally in the EU but taking parallel global developments into account. The author cover such issues and topics as the following: - language-related rights of parties to a cross-border employment contract; - language of employment documents; - access to information, both for companies and posted workers; - oral relations between employer and employee; - the language of transnational collective agreements; - circumstances under which a country may have the right to require knowledge of its language; - objectives of the EU language strategy; - representation of marginalised language groups; and - identifying a 'seat of exploitation' of an enterprise. In-depth analysis of several crucial cases sharpen the focus and clarify central issues. As employers, employees, governments, and other social partners are increasingly confronted with an exploding multicultural society, this book will prove enormously valuable in its search for solutions which are both legally justified and feasible in practice. Labour and employment lawyers, jurists, and academics worldwide will appreciate its deeply informed clarity of perspective, its depth of treatment, and its considered recommendations.
Peter Cochrane - Tobruk 1941
No surrender and no retreat. When the 9th Division of the AIF withdrew into the Libyan fortress town of Tobruk early in April 1941, a seige began that was to make its mark on the course of WWII and the popular memory of a nation. Tobruk 1941 reveals in startling and poignant detail the facts of day-to-day life during the seige. It shows the grim work of the soldiers and anti-aircraft gunners on the front line, the ceaseless battle for the harbour, and the bravery of the photographers and journalists who covered the seige. It illuminates in myriad ways the toughness and the resilience of the soldiers as they battled the heat, the flies, the rats, the boredom and the savagery while doing their bit to win the war.
John O'Farrell - The Best a Man Can Get
Some men are born fathers, while others have fatherhood thrust upon them. The protagonist of John O'Farrell's The Best a Man Can Get belongs indisputably in the latter category. When his first daughter is born, Michael Adams imagines her as the warden of a prison that will permanently deprive him of his youth and freedom. Terrified by his new responsibilities, he regularly escapes to a bachelor pad across the Thames, pretending to be at work. Another child arrives--and with still another on the way, it is only a matter of time until Michael's wife discovers his double life. At that point, he must make a choice between his family and his hedonistic haven. By turns hilarious and touching, O'Farrell's book delves deeply into the anxieties of modern parenting. Yet the novel is not without empathy for the 21st-century father. After all, it's easy to imagine the lure of a child-proof hideaway, insulated from sleepless nights and dirty diapers. At the same time, Adams often wonders whether "just being tucked up warm and cosy" is really "the best a man can get". With its charming prose and its truant protagonist, this first novel is sure to win over even the most reluctant parent.
Daniel D. Shields - Shark & The Wolf
Shark & The Wolf: Predators and Prey is an allegorical novel about the exploitation of animals for the mere purpose of human sustenance and entertainment. It takes place in a world where certain species of animals have evolved both intellectually and physically side by side with humans. In its own small way it gives a voice to the other species we share this planet with. The novel addresses contemporary themes such as slavery, human and animal trafficking, love, friendship, greed, revenge and of course romance. Fast paced and engaging, Shark & The Wolf: Predators and Prey is distinctive because it is unique, hard to categorize, and unlike any other books in the current marketplace.
Jack Sheffield - Mister Teacher
It's 1978, and Jack Sheffield begins his second year as headmaster of a small village primary school in North Yorkshire. There are three letters on his desk - one makes him smile, one makes him sad and one is destined to change his life forever. This is from nine-year-old Sebastian, suffering from leukaemia in the local hospital, who writes a heartbreaking letter addressed to 'Mister Teacher'. Jack tries to help, and so begins a journey through the seasons of Yorkshire life in which the school is the natural centre of the community. There's a colourful cast of characters who accompany Jack through the ups and downs of the school year including Vera, the school secretary who worships Margaret Thatcher and whose greatest ambition is to become President of the Women's Institute; Ruby, the 20-stone caretaker who sings like Julie Andrews; and Dorothy, the coffee shop assistant who is desperate to be Wonder Woman. Most of all, there is the lovely Beth Henderson, a teacher from a nearby school, who with her sister Laura presents Jack with an unexpected dilemma.
D. L. Ashliman - Fairy Lore
Fairy lore concerns beliefs about elves, dwarfs, gnomes, trolls, mermaids, brownies, pixies, leprechauns, and many other beings found in world folklore. Written for students and general readers, this book is an introduction to fairy lore from around the world. The handbook defines and classifies types of fairies, provides numerous examples and texts, overviews scholarship, and discusses the role of fairies in art, film, and popular culture. It closes with a glossary and a bibliography of print and electronic resources.
Gary Staff - German Battlecruisers 1914-18
The task of Germany’s new Große Kreuzer at the beginning of the 20th century was to form an independent reconnaissance division that was able to perform special tasks. With a speed superiority of at least 3 knots, they should also be capable of fighting in the line, and would thus require heavy armour and good defensive qualities. The battlecruisers that were built did indeed have a remarkable ability to withstand battle damage, as demonstrated by the Goeben, which suffered five mine hits on one occasion. This title details all the classes of German battlecruiser, with particular emphasis on each individual ship’s battle experience and deployment in conflict.
Johnny Autonomy - Autonomy's Learn to Tie Knots
"Learn to Tie Knots" is the second book in the Autonomy's Series. This edition is for anyone that would like to learn the basics of knot tying. The book starts by introducing basic terms of tying that will be used. Each knot that is introduced comes with step by step instructions, and full color pictures accompany every instruction. "Learn to Tie Knots" covers 26 knots, including stopper knots, hitches, bends and three different lashings. The instructions are kept clear without filler or extra technical talk to avoid confusion. The pictures are colorful and are clearly marked to show which end of the rope to work with, and where it should go! Autonomy's "Learn to tie Knots" will help you learn and master basic knots faster and easier than you might think!
Káldor Márk - Man and Margot
Személyes tapasztalatok, “hallomások” összessége, egyfajta “pszicho-philodráma”, több szereplőre írva. Egyesek komplexnek, mások kuszának mondanák. Leginkább a nyelvi játékok, nyelvfilozófia területét érinti, ugyanakkor a hosszas elmélkedés, vissza-visszatérő elemek és lételemzés, amik mentén végigvonulhatunk. Amint írva van, nem maga a tökéletesség (“töredékes”…), de fel-felvillan(t). Nem egyszerű, nem pihentető vagy hétvégi olvasmány lett belőle. Egyértelműen táplálkozik korábbi szerzőkből, ugyanakkor talán mégis képes más aspektust kínálni. Messze áll a totális adaptációtól. Ironikus, cinikus, abszurd, szatirikus, szofisztikáltnak is mondott (úgy tűnhet, nincs túl jó véleménnyel az emberről, ámde a végén…), de azért története, cselekménye és vezérfonala is van. Eleve színházi darabnak íródott (külföldi megrendelésre), később alakult belőle bővebb szövegkönyv… Mérete miatt talán novellának titulálható. Egyelőre mindössze angolul fellelhető (a fenti okok miatt). In this story; Mr. Ian Who (i.e. Who I am? – vs. „I am, That (It) I am”) is the main character. An evil figure. He is maybe just a ’complex psycho’ /criminal–former psychiatrist, but nevertheless… we cannot measure his feature so easily/, maybe just a suffering man, maybe the evil itself… Or a bit, all of these. Or maybe Mr. Ian Who is only the temporal creature of Man’s sorrow? (I.e. The Man itself.) Did he kill her wife or the War did? Let the reader, listener to decide. He is searching for himself, but no way to find ’somewhat’. He is too harsh, against the Creator and Mankind. He feels too – knows himself exactly as a ’rational’ –, but a bit late. The visions of Man, Margot, Child… they are innocents and suffer, but not victims. Margot is a bit bizarre woman (this time and not only and not exactly and not always…, just thinking strange, because of the unquestioning and unconventional love of Man is not impulsive or understandable in times of rejections), the Child is the most and always positive character (here we can totally agree with Mr. Ian Who). The believer and ’blessed’, the most ’lovable’. She is able to mark when Mr. Ian Who was behind his Father’s ’mask’. All of all, the other women have their portrays underlined, negative a bit… the manly figures are more balanced. The Family has historic chance to live, to love, to be themselves. Of course, their life is full of sadness. Seems. Truly, they have everything. They have faith in love, they have found each other. They are capable to love. Being in love, being beloved. The sounding of words, philosophical language games, consonants… the biblical phrases, allusions and the ironical situations, rythm and ’comeback’ of expressions… e.g.| a 12 yrs. old child or a ’branch’ of prostitute is not a philosopher–partner normally…, but this time… – textuality wants to make the reader, listener to see, how remarkable and smashing the human being is, how complicated to define. Of course, it does in the aspect of love. Not a faith–story, not a romance, but faith can lay at the background… Names, some well known quotations may rely. To meet, usage of language, importance of language, to be understood… But not at the first sight, not for everyone and not by all. In this way, it may be an emotional–realistic story at the same time. Realistic, because shows us the truth about different habits and behaviour, emotional and faithful, because points to, nothing can be, can live without faith and true emotions. The last momentum of the first chapter, the monologues of Man, exactly puts he (us) back to the Beginning. The last, narrative sentence in the first scene is a bit complex. We have only one real solution, that; she made her Dad’s senses, dreams and remembrance aroused, for the Mother. For the Mankind. Selfless love. As it was happening at the Resurrection, or what Jeshua did at Pilate. Sacrificed. Or ’that’ Margarita (or Faust’s Gretchen/Margarita) at Bulgakov Story. So, Margot is undoubtedly, a ’perfectual’ descendant of Margarita, descendant of womenkind, or the ’later’ Margarita herself. So, this story is about the self–sacrifiction (too). Love is full of self–sacrifice. The Child’s (i.e. Jeshua’s real humble and the girl’s feinted naivity mixed with real humble) behavior, servility helped them out from the hands of evil. (Of course, the girl cannot be exactly the same as the genuine portrayal. Although, either cannot live without ’Father’ as well, but she could not let Him go, because of worldly needs. ’Only–human–needs’. And it is normal. It makes ’us’ ’different’.) So, on this way, – after this… let’s say… philosophical analysis/first part–second part–third part/provement – love, real humble and a bit of – not malicious – ironical– (philosopher) naivety is the only way to live, to survive for/from(?) the Mankind.
Tom Cox - Under the Paw
For years, Tom Cox might have seemed like a regular, hard-living sort of bloke -- a lover of late nights, rock music and beer -- but he had a dark, furry secret. Tom was a cat lover. For a while, he kept his passion in check, but there was only so long he could postpone his true dream, especially after he met Dee, his moggy-loving soulmate. He let London and his job as a rock critic behind, and he and Dee, her cat Janet and three new kittens, moved to a remote part of Norfolk. They thought it would be easy. They thought their cat madness had reached its limit. They were wrong. In Under the Paw, Tom records the chaos of owning seven of the most charismatic, idiotic and duplicitous cats in the country. Suddenly on call around the clock for multiple sets of whiskers, Tom encounters death, depression, flying fur and the first human sentence spoken by a feline. Running through all the maelstrom is the heartbreaking story of his relationship with The Bear, his oldest cat: a 'painfully sensitive' survivor moggy who may or may not be an evil genius.