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A Burglar's Guide to the City

A Burglar's Guide to the City

  • Author: Geoff Manaugh
  • Publisher: FSG Originals
  • ISBN: 0374710287
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 304
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Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again. At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, up to the buried vaults of banks, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city. With the help of FBI Special Agents, reformed bank robbers, private security consultants, the L.A.P.D. Air Support Division, and architects past and present, the book dissects the built environment from both sides of the law. Whether picking padlocks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum's surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, A Burglar's Guide to the City has the tools, the tales, and the x-ray vision you need to see architecture as nothing more than an obstacle that can be outwitted and undercut. Full of real-life heists-both spectacular and absurd-A Burglar's Guide to the City ensures readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.

The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam

The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam

  • Author: Chris Ewan
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 9781429968683
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Charlie Howard travels the globe writing suspense novels for a living, about an intrepid burglar named Faulks. To supplement his income---and to keep his hand in---Charlie also has a small side business: stealing for a very discreet clientele on commission. When a mysterious American offers to pay Charlie 20,000 euros if he steals two small monkey figurines to match the one he already has, Charlie is suspicious; he doesn't know how the American found him, and the job seems too good to be true. And, of course, it is. Although the burglary goes off without a hitch, when he goes to deliver the monkeys he finds that the American has been beaten to near-death, and that the third figurine is missing. Back in London, his long-suffering literary agent, Victoria (who is naive enough to believe he actually looks like his jacket photo), tries to talk him through the plot problems in both his latest manuscript and his real life---but Charlie soon finds himself caught up in a caper reminiscent of a Cary Grant movie, involving safe-deposit boxes, menacing characters, and, of course, a beautiful damsel in distress. Publishers Weekly called Chris Ewan's The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam one of the "best books for grownups."

Gigglers Aqua

Gigglers Aqua

Teaching Guide

  • Author: Kara Munn
  • Publisher: Blake Education
  • ISBN: 9781741640380
  • Category: Reading
  • Page: 64
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This teaching guide accompanies the transport strand of Go Facts. It provides lesson plans and photocopiable resources for teaching non-fiction skills through guided reading and writing.

Speed Trap

Speed Trap

  • Author: Mark Alan Stowent
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465341382
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 129
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This novel is fi lled with very different police war stories. It relates the career of an offi cer who has tried his best to serve and protect. But, as we read his story, a very different future for our character emerges. He has been caught up in the selfi sh, power-abusing, Speed Trap mentality of a big-city police department that is not what it claims to be. After twenty-fi ve years of service, he is fi red for passing notes in class! Now, with no future whatsoever, he is approached about beginning on a new path of service. He becomes an erasera professional assassin, a career that he never imagined during his life of service. He concludes his tale about his life with a description of a secret society of wealthy people that he works for. They can afford their own justice system, and he is a key part of it

Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania

Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania

  • Author: Ron Franscell,Karen Valentine
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 149300445X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania is the ultimate guidebook to the crime, injustice, and seedy history of the Keystone State. With photographs, maps, directions, and sites to visit, this collection of outlaw tales serves as both a travel guide and an entertaining and informational read. It is a one-of-a-kind exploration into well-known and more obsure sites in Pennsylvania that retain memories of bandits and their scandalous deeds. The Crime Buff series offers indispensable guidebooks for criminal-history enthusiasts and travelers. Each site description includes a brief summary of the spot’s significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos. Appealing to both residents and visitors, the books reveal the exploits of famous and less famous outlaws in an irresistable and informational manner. Readers will be shocked, unsettled, and captivated by the true stories and secrets illuminated in the Outlaw collection.

Michelin Green Guide South Korea

Michelin Green Guide South Korea

  • Author: Michelin
  • Publisher: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
  • ISBN: 2067182552
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 448
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This first edition eBook of the Green Guide South Korea by Michelin delivers a country bristling with UNESCO World Heritage sites and its own National Treasures. Enjoy Seoul, an energetic modern city with ancient palaces, shopping malls and food stalls. Explore Buddhist temples, shamanist shrines and fascinating folk villages. Discover Korea's cultural heritage through its art, crafts, cuisine and markets. Visit its diverse landscapes from Seoraksan national park to the beautiful island Jeju-do and Suncheon’s wetlands. Whatever you choose, Michelin's celebrated star-rating system makes sure you see the best of South Korea.

The Chosen City

The Chosen City

  • Author: Nicholas Schoon
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415258029
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 370
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Comprehensively researched, the book serves as a wake-up call for everyone interested and involved in urban regeneration."--BOOK JACKET.

Adventure Study Units

Adventure Study Units

  • Author: Nancy Garrity
  • Publisher: Good Year Books
  • ISBN: 1596473193
  • Category: Education
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Covers "The Call of the Wild" and four thematically related short stories: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Ransom of Red Chief," "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," and Saki's droll "The Story Teller." This curriculum unit provides everything needed for in-depth study of classic fiction (except the readily available novels and short stories themselves): teaching directions, suggested schedules, background information, author bios, plot summaries, vocabulary study guides, discussion of literary elements, reproducible activities and assessments, and ideas for extensions. The time required for full treatment is four weeks for each novel, one week for each short story. Grades 68. Glossaries. Answer keys.

The London and China Telegraph

The London and China Telegraph

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: East Asia
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Scientific American

Scientific American

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.