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Dead Point

Author : Peter Temple
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JACK IRISH BOOK THREE: FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BROKEN SHORE. 'Another world-class crime novel from Peter Temple' Canberra Times 'Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you will want to read them all. Now' Val McDermid Jack Irish has a lot on his mind. His woman has an old flame, his champion horse has been put down and his gambling has left him broke. No wonder then, that he's a bit distracted from the work he is getting paid for - looking for the elusive Robbie Colburne, occasional barman. He's not the only one. Robbie's caught the interest not only of the police, but also certain dealers from the city's criminal class. So when Robbie finally shows up - in the morgue - Jack thinks he'd better start taking his job seriously. But there are those who would prefer him not to. Who don't like it when Jack begins asking questions. Who would do anything to make sure Jack Irish stays off the case - for good. Enjoyed Bad Debts, Black Tide and now Dead Point? Then discover the fourth and final Jack Irish thriller, White Dog . . .

Killer Quotes Knock Em Dead Win Your Point

Author : Dr. John Laurie
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This book may be used to simply entertain, support or reject positions or claims made by you in your defense of a position or to attack the credibility of someone that you wish to challenge. The author sincerely believes that a good quotation, timely and to the point, can do a great deal to influence a situation or position that might otherwise go unnoticed or not supported. This is a strong statement but the author believes that it happens all the time at all levels of meetings and conversations. WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK: It will broaden your thoughts about what you BELIEVE and don’t believe! It will strengthen your SUPPORT or REJECTION on the thoughts of others! It will ease you into developing your OWN PERSONAL philosophy about life and other things! If you use an APPROPRIATE quotation in the RIGHT PLACE at the RIGHT TIME, people will think you are probably a little smarter than you actually are! WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THIS BOOK: Anyone who loves to read quotations for fun. Business persons who are often requested to defend their position or attack someone else with a powerful quotation. Professional business leaders working to improve their acceptance of points of his/her speech, letters or memos. High school/college students searching for persuasive material, especially in forensics and debate. Business executives looking for a great gift for his/her team. Subordinates looking to give a gift to impress their boss! (J)

Deadpoint

Author : Nikki Tate
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Ayla loves climbing. But she prefers to climb indoors, with all her safety harnesses in place and soft mats to land on. Her climbing partner and best friend, Lissy, is much more adventurous and loves the outdoors. When Lissy starts hanging out with Carlos, the new thrill-seeking guy in town, Ayla wants to keep an eye on her and finds herself tagging along on a weekend climbing trip up Black Dog Mountain. But things go very wrong when Lissy and her dad, the only adult in the group, are badly injured high on the side of the mountain. Suddenly the risks of climbing become very real. Ayla and Carlos need to figure out how to get help, and every decision they make could have catastrophic consequences.

I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

Author : Amy Wilentz
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From one of our most astute contemporary writers, Amy Wilentz, comes an irreverent, inventive portrait of the state of California and its unlikely governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The prizewinning author, a lifelong easterner and an outsider in the West, takes the reader on a picaresque journey from exclusive Hollywood soirees to a fantasy city in the Mojave desert, from the La Brea Tar Pits to celebrity-besotted Sacramento, from the tents of Skid Row to surf-drunk Malibu, from a snowbird retreat near Mexico to the hippie preserve of tide-beaten Big Sur, along the way offering up sharp observations on politics, fund-raising, the water supply, the Beach Boys, earthquake preparedness, home economics, catastrophism, movie-star politicians, political movie stars, Charlie Manson, and location scouts who want to rent your house in order to make television commercials for bathroom wall cleansers or Swedish banks. Wilentz moved to Los Angeles from a Manhattan wounded by September 11, only to discover a paradise marred by fire, flood, and mudslides. In what seemed like a joke to her, a Democratic governor nicknamed Gumby was about to be ousted by an Austrian muscleman in a bizarre election promoted by a millionaire whose business was car alarms. Intrigued, she set out to find the essence of the quirky, trailblazing state. During her travels, she spots celebrities but can't quite place them, drops in on famous salons with habitués like Warren Beatty and Arianna Huffington, and visits the neglected office of one very special 9,000-year-old woman. Plunging into the traffic of California, Wilentz noodles out meaning in some of the least likely of places; she sees the political in the personal and the personal in the political. By now an expert on tremors real and imagined, she offers readers on both coasts insights into where California stands today, and America as well.

Cartesian Spacetime

Author : E. Slowik
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Although Descartes' natural philosophy marked an advance in the development of modern science, many critics over the years, such as Newton, have rejected his particular `relational' theory of space and motion. Nevertheless, it is also true that most historians and philosophers have not sufficiently investigated the viability of the Cartesian theory. This book explores, consequently, the success of the arguments against Descartes' theory of space and motion by determining if it is possible to formulate a version that can eliminate its alleged problems. In essence, this book comprises the first sustained attempt to construct a consistent `Cartesian' spacetime theory: that is, a theory of space and time that consistently incorporates Descartes' various physical and metaphysical concepts. Intended for students in the history of philosophy and science, this study reveals the sophisticated insights, and often quite successful elements, in Descartes' unjustly neglected relational theory of space and motion.

Deadpoint

Author : Stephen Cassell
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While diving in the wreck of the U.S.S. Arizona at the bottom of Pearl Harbor, Ben Spain uncovers a secret correspondence between President Roosevelt and Emperor Hirohito, and the key to billions in gold. Original.

Dreams and Dead Ends

Author : Jack Shadoian
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Dreams and Dead Ends provides a compelling history of the twentieth-century American gangster film. Beginning with Little Caesar (1930) and ending with Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995), Jack Shadoian adroitly analyzes twenty notable examples of the crime film genre. Moving chronologically through nearly seven decades, this volume offers illuminating readings of a select group of the classic films--including The Public Enemy, D.O.A., Bonnie and Clyde, and The Godfather--that best define and represent each period in the development of the American crime film. Richly illustrated with more than seventy film stills, Dreams and Dead Ends details the evolution of the genre through insightful and precise considerations of cinematography, characterization, and narrative style. This updated edition includes new readings of three additional movies--Once Upon a Time in America, Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, and Criss Cross--and brings this clear and lively discussion of the history of the gangster film to the end of the twentieth century.

The Jack Irish Double

Author : Peter Temple
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Jack Irish is no ordinary investigator. He was a Melbourne criminal lawyer, but quit when a deranged client murdered his wife. After a long alcoholic binge of despair, he recovered sufficiently to set up a non-criminal practice in the suburb of Fitzroy. Jack has a big build, and women find him attractive. He has a dry wit and an observant eye. He's a gambler by nature. Jack's world - workshops, pubs and racetracks - is very different from that of most crime novel protagonists. He leads us through a world of light and shadows, until we barely recognise where the familiar has ended and the chilling darkness has begun. In the Jack Irish Double, new readers and old fans can enjoy the third and fourth books in the series, Dead Point, which won the 2000 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, and White Dog, which won the Ned in 2003.

Soldier Dead

Author : Michael Sledge
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The first book to address the complicated issues surrounding what happens to members of the United States Armed Forces after they die. Why does recovering the remains of servicepeople matter? Soldier Dead examines this question and provides a thorough analysis of the processes of recovery, identification, return, burial, and remembrance of the dead. Sledge traces the ways in which the handling of our Soldier Dead has evolved over time and how these changes have reflected not only advances in technology and capabilities but also the shifting attitudes of the public, government, and military. He also considers the emotional stress experienced by those who handle the dead; the continuing efforts to retrieve bodies from Korea and elsewhere; and how unresolved issues regarding the treatment of enemy dead continue to affect U.S. foreign relations. Skillfully incorporating excerpts from interviews, personal correspondence and diaries, military records, and journalistic accounts—as well as never-before-published photographs and his own reflections—Michael Sledge presents a clear, concise, and compassionate story about what the dead mean to the living. Throughout Soldier Dead, the voices of the fallen are heard, as are those of family members and military personnel responsible for the dead before final disposition. At times disturbing and at other times encouraging, they are always powerful as they speak of danger, duty, courage, commitment, and care. “A timely and detailed investigation into the moral conscience of American society which will be of interest to anyone concerned with the human costs of war. An important and passionate book which deserves a wide readership.”—Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth, UK

A Natural Philosophy Embracing the Most Recent Discoveries in the Various Branches of Physics and Exhibiting the Application of Scientific Principles in Every day Life

Author : George Payn Quackenbos
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Land Ownership

Author : Lloyd L. Adams
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Examines data on the management of state-owned lands in New Mexico, North Carolina, & Utah, as well as 14 state & national parks, wildlife areas, & forests within the three states. Compares the activities, operating costs, & revenues of the state units with those of the federal units, identifying the differences & similarities in their management. Charts & tables.

From the Enemy s Point of View

Author : Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
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"Translated and revised version of author's 1986 doctoral thesis, one of the most influential monographs in Brazilian ethnology of the last decade. Describes and interprets cosmology and social philosophy of the Arawete, a Tupi-Guarani people of easternA

My Brother Sam Is Dead

Author : James Lincoln Collier
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A study guide featuring author biographies, chapter summaries, reproducibles, and discussion questions for the Colliers' novel, "My brother Sam is dead"

Mechanics Hydrostatics hydraulics pneumatics and sound Optics v 2 Heat Magnetism common electricity and voltaic electricity v 3 Meteorology Astronomy

Author : Dionysius Lardner
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Urban Water Management Science Technology and Service Delivery

Author : Roumen Arsov
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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held in Borovetz, Bulgaria, 16-20 October 2002

How to Choose Camshafts and Time Them for Maximum Power

Author : Des Hammill
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How to choose the right camshaft or camshafts for your individual application. Takes the mystery out of camshaft timing and tells you how to find optimum timing for maximum power.

Devilliers and Taylor on Point and Figure Charting

Author : Victor DeVilliers
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Little is known about the personal lives of each of these authors, but in surveying their other books and writings, a more informed picture emerges of their capabilities in their chosen field, stock and futures market analysis. From the quality and clearness of the writings in this and other of his works, it soon becomes apparent that Victor DeVilliers was not only very knowledgeable on the markets but he had the uncommon talent to put it into written words. (Most market authors are generally better traders and investors than writers.) On the other hand Owen Taylor was certainly extremely capable, being more the expert on the technical aspects of market analysis, something easily ascertainable from the Technical Analysis subjects that he presented in his own books and booklets. It is to the credit of both authors that they recognized just how valuable to investors and traders the Point and Figure method could be and that they saw fit to produce this fascinating work on a subject that in its essence is just putting small "Xs" on graph paper. But how to put them to graph paper and how to read their meanings is what can separate the trading and investing boys from the trading and investing men. Surveying all of the writings that have been published over the years, we find there have been and are a number of good, very good and excellent books on the Point and Figure methodology and its star attributes. However, every once in a while someone comes along and writes what is easily the seminal work, the finest on its particular subject. Some 65 years later we can attest to the fact that Victor DeVilliers and Owen Taylor rule the roost on their chosen subject with the two volumes republished here, which taken together, have to be considered the ultimate - "The Bible of Point and Figure Charting."

Death and the American South

Author : Craig Thompson Friend
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This rich collection of original essays illuminates the causes and consequences of the South's defining experiences with death. Employing a wide range of perspectives, while concentrating on discrete episodes in the region's past, the authors explore topics from the seventeenth century to the present, from the death traps that emerged during colonization to the bloody backlash against emancipation and civil rights to recent canny efforts to commemorate - and capitalize on - the region's deadly past. Some authors capture their subjects in the most intimate of moments: killing and dying, grieving and remembering, and believing and despairing. Others uncover the intentional efforts of Southerners to publicly commemorate their losses through death rituals and memorialization campaigns. Together, these poignantly told Southern stories reveal profound truths about the past of a region marked by death and unable, perhaps unwilling, to escape the ghosts of its history.

A Revolution in Manufacturing

Author : Andrew P. Dillon
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Written by the industrial engineer who developed SMED (single-minute exchange of die) for Toyota, A Revolution in Manufacturing provides a full overview of this powerful just in time production tool. It offers the most complete and detailed instructions available anywhere for transforming a manufacturing environment in ways that will speed up production and make small lot inventories feasible. The author delves into both the theory and practice of the SMED system, explaining fundamentals as well as techniques for applying SMED. The critically acclaimed text is supported with hundreds of illustrations and photographs, as well as twelve chapter-length case studies.

Exit Point

Author : Laura Langston
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Logan always takes the easy way out. After a night of drinking and driving he wakes up to find he has been involved in a senseless car accident and is dead. With the help of his guide, Wade, and the spirit of his grandmother, he realizes he has taken the wrong exit—he wasn't meant to die. His life had a purpose—to save his sister—but he took the easy way out and he failed. Now, before he can rest in peace, he has to try and save his sister from a future no child should face. He will only get one chance and he cannot afford to fail this time—for Amy’s sake and for his own.