Author: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts brings the action close to home in this fast-paced military thriller, America Dispatched on a trial run, NASA's SuperAegis satellite has been created as the foundation of an international antimissle defense system. But moments after dispatch, it vanishes. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton fears something worse than a grave malfunction--he suspects sabotage... The USS America--the world's most technically advanced nuclear submarine--is launched on its maiden voyage. Then shortly after steaming out of harbor, the unthinkable happens. Pirated by terrorists, America disappears beneath the roiling waves of the Atlantic, its Tomahawk warheads aimed directly at the United States... An ingeniously calculated war has been waged--but the rouge enemy is far more insidious than Jake Grafton ever imagined. His mission: ferret out the core group responsible, overtake the stealth sub, and destroy it. But times is running out, and the race is on for Grafton to blow the covert operation out of the water before an entire nation is brought to its knees.
Author: Martin Nicholas Kunz
Publisher: teNeues Digital Media GmbH
396 Seiten mit 700 fantastischen Fotografien Ein inspirierender und nützlicher Führer zu einzigartigen Urlaubszielen Einmal ganz raus aus dem Alltag? Das geht - wenn man nur weiß, wohin. Dieser atemberaubende Band stellt über 70 ungewöhnliche Refugien und Hotels vor, in denen man beim Murmeln des Windes oder beim Plätschern der Meereswellen einschlafen kann. Abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade genießen Sie als Gast die unberührten Wunder unseres Planeten, mit Stil und Komfort, versteht sich. Vom Urwald Costa Ricas bis hin zum urigen italienischen Bergdorf - dieser Band entführt die Leser aus dem sorgenvollen Alltag in einen unbeschwerten Urlaub.
Author: Sameer Dua
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Each one of us, in every area of our life, has an almost certain, probable, default future. But is this future acceptable? This book provides a simple 6-step framework to actively create a future of one’s choice. It gives an insight into several generative leadership distinctions which, when practised, have the potential of having a significant positive impact on performance.
Author: Gear?id ? hAllmhur?in
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Despite its isolation on the western edge of Europe, Ireland occupies vast amounts of space on the music maps of the world. Although deeply rooted in time and place, Irish songs, dances and instrumental traditions have a history of global travel that span the centuries. Whether carried by exiles, or distributed by commercial networks, Irish traditional music is one of the most popular World Music genres, while Clare, on Ireland's Atlantic seaboard, enjoys unrivaled status as a "Home of the Music," a mecca for tourists and aficionados eager to enjoy the authentic sounds of Ireland. For the first time, this remarkable soundscape is explored by an insider-a fourth generation Clare concertina player, uilleann piper and an internationally recognized authority on Irish traditional music. Entrusted with the testimonies, tune lore, and historic field recordings of Clare performers, Gear?id ? hAllmhur?in reveals why this ancient place is a site of musical pilgrimage and how it absorbed the impact of global cultural flows for centuries. These flows brought musical change inwards, while simultaneously facilitating outflows of musical change to the world beyond - in more recent times, through the music of Clare stars like Martin Hayes and the Kilfenora C?il? Band. Placing the testimony of music and music makers at the center of Irish cultural history and working from a palette of disciplines, Flowing Tides explores an Irish soundscape undergoing radical change in the period from the Napoleonic Wars to the Great Famine, from the birth of the nation state to the meteoric rise-and fall-of the Celtic Tiger. It is essential reading for all interested in Irish/Celtic music and culture.
Author: Elizabeth B. Goldsmith
From identity theft to product recalls, from what we once thought of as unshakeable institutions to increasing concerns about sustainability, consumer issues are an integral part of modern life. This fully updated third edition of Consumer Economics offers students an accessible and thorough guide to the concerns surrounding the modern consumer and brings to light the repercussions of making uninformed decisions in today’s economy. This definitive textbook introduces students to these potential issues and covers other key topics including consumer behavior, personal finance, legal rights and responsibilities, as well as marketing and advertising. Combining theory and practice, students are introduced to both the fundamentals of consumer economics and how to become better-informed consumers themselves. Highlights in this new edition include: New Critical Thinking Projects feature to encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills through analysing consumer issues. Expanded coverage of social media and the impact of social influence on consumers. Revised Consumer Alerts: practical advice and guidance for students to make smart consumer decisions. A new Companion Website with a range of presentation materials and exercises related to each chapter. Fully updated throughout, this textbook is suitable for students studying consumer sciences – what works, what doesn’t, and how consumers are changing.
Applied Survival Analysis Using R covers the main principles of survival analysis, gives examples of how it is applied, and teaches how to put those principles to use to analyze data using R as a vehicle. Survival data, where the primary outcome is time to a specific event, arise in many areas of biomedical research, including clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and studies of animals. Many survival methods are extensions of techniques used in linear regression and categorical data, while other aspects of this field are unique to survival data. This text employs numerous actual examples to illustrate survival curve estimation, comparison of survivals of different groups, proper accounting for censoring and truncation, model variable selection, and residual analysis. Because explaining survival analysis requires more advanced mathematics than many other statistical topics, this book is organized with basic concepts and most frequently used procedures covered in earlier chapters, with more advanced topics near the end and in the appendices. A background in basic linear regression and categorical data analysis, as well as a basic knowledge of calculus and the R system, will help the reader to fully appreciate the information presented. Examples are simple and straightforward while still illustrating key points, shedding light on the application of survival analysis in a way that is useful for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in biostatistics.
Author: Phyllis Moen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Baby Boomer generation is facing a time of heightened uncertainty. Blessed with unprecedented levels of education, health, and life expectancy, many hope to contribute to society after their retirement. Yet they must also navigate ambiguous career exits and retirement paths, as established scripts for schooling, parenting, and careers continue to unravel. In Encore Adulthood, Phyllis Moen presents the realities of the "encore" life stage - the years between traditional careers and childraising and old age. Drawing on large-scale data sets and interviews with Boomers, HR personnel, and policymakers, this book illuminates the challenges that Boomers encounter as they transition from traditional careers into retirement. Beyond data analysis, Moen discusses the personal impact for Boomers' wellbeing, happiness, and health when they are unable to engage in meaningful work during their encore years, as well as the potential economic loss that would occur when a large, qualified group of people prematurely exit the workforce. Moen concludes with proposals for a range of encore jobs that could galvanize Boomers to take on desirable and sought-after second acts, emphasizing meaningful work over high-paying jobs and flexibility over long hours. An important analysis of an understudied and new life stage, Encore Adulthood makes an important contribution to the existing scholarship on careers, work, and retirement.
Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: A Practitioner's Reference gives you a blueprint on how to develop effective information security policies and procedures. It uses standards such as NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, and COBIT, and regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS as the foundation for the content. Highlighting key terminology, policy development concepts and methods, and suggested document structures, it includes examples, checklists, sample policies and procedures, guidelines, and a synopsis of the applicable standards. The author explains how and why procedures are developed and implemented rather than simply provide information and examples. This is an important distinction because no two organizations are exactly alike; therefore, no two sets of policies and procedures are going to be exactly alike. This approach provides the foundation and understanding you need to write effective policies, procedures, and standards clearly and concisely. Developing policies and procedures may seem to be an overwhelming task. However, by relying on the material presented in this book, adopting the policy development techniques, and examining the examples, the task will not seem so daunting. You can use the discussion material to help sell the concepts, which may be the most difficult aspect of the process. Once you have completed a policy or two, you will have the courage to take on even more tasks. Additionally, the skills you acquire will assist you in other areas of your professional and private life, such as expressing an idea clearly and concisely or creating a project plan.
These spectacular rooms, the best-loved interiors from all of Wright's prodigious architectural achievements, show his trademark design techniques. Wright simplified room arrangements with built-in furniture and created furnishings in harmony with the architecture and with nature. He made the hearth the center of family life and his art glass windows and doors brought nature right inside the building.
Beautiful designs that will change the way you envision your own apartment. As the world continues to become a more crowded space, our living spaces continue to shrink and more of us are moving into smaller and smaller apartments. While this may have always been the norm in cities like New York, for many of us, these cramped living quarters can be quite discouraging. Small Apartment Inspirations offers hundreds of reasons not to fear these smaller accommodations, showing you how to take a small apartment and use it to its fullest potential. The hundreds of pictures within will inspire you to transform your cramped quarters into a spacious home, with examples like foldaway beds that open up your bedroom for daytime living, built-in storage that allows you to use space efficiently, and lofts that almost give you another room. Whether you are already living in a cramped and cluttered apartment or are about to move into one, the beautiful photographs in this book will help you transform your small space into a wonderful home!
This essential practical guide aims to take the mystery out of pruning - a gardening task which many gardeners mistakenly believe to be difficult and complicated. It simplifies the job, showing that the correct pruning and training of ornamental and fruiting plants is both easy and also has many rewards, including improved flower and fruit production, healthier plants, improved plant shape, and a tidier garden. Opening with a helpful introduction, which covers basic principles and techniques, useful tools and equipment, and safety considerations, the chapters that follow are arranged by plant type, covering trees, shrubs, climbers and wall shrubs, and roses. Each chapter includes practical advice, illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences and artworks, on the initial training of the plant type in question; how to prune the plant once it is established; and how to undertake renovation pruning. There is also information on specialized pruning and training techniques, such as pruning for ornamental stems, pleaching, pollarding and coppicing. An invaluable A-Z Directory of Ornamental Plants looks at the pruning requirements of a wide range of species on a plant-by-plant basis, explaining when and how to prune. A Fruit section contains chapters on pruning and training tree fruits, including hardy apples and pears, and tender tree fruits, such as olive trees and citrus fruits. There is also a chapter on soft fruit, which covers cane fruit, such as blackberries and raspberries, and bush fruit, including blackcurrants and gooseberries. The books is lavishly illustrated with over 700 inspirational and practical photographs as well as more than 270 specially-commissioned artworks and illustrations. All techniques and projects are shown in close-up step-by-step photography and diagrams to ensure that the tasks are absolutely clear and easy to follow, and making this the only book on the subject that any gardener will ever need.
Author: Lanning Aldrich
From Chopin and Miro, to Phillipe Starck and Anouska Hempel, Majorca and the surrounding islands have attracted an international set of artists, designers and collectors. The 25 interiors and locations featured in this book show styles ranging from modern minimalism and pared-down Swedish, to traditional Moorish and the contemporary tribal look. Interviews with the owners reveal their collecting passions and dsign beliefs as well as the stories behind each house. Finally, there is a guide to local galleries, art studios, shops and markets, as well as unusual places to eat and stay.
Cuentos de la mitología griega I
Author: Mercedes Aguirre Castro, Alicia Esteban Santos
Publisher: Ediciones de la Torre
Los mitos, frecuentemente representaciones humanas de seres irracionales, inanimados o abstractos, sirven para liberar fantasías, miedos e ilusiones; además de ayudarnos a comprender algunas claves de nuestra cultura occidental.
The House of Secrets
Author: Sarra Manning
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Extremely atmospheric and unputdownable. I loved it' Marian Keyes What readers are saying about The House of Secrets: 'Libby and Zoe are complex, courageous and believeable and I found their stories absolutely compelling to read with a very satisfying ending' 'I cried, I smiled, I swore in anger at parts . . . such a brilliant piece of writing' 'Enjoyed every page of this lovely book and its lovely heroines Zoe and Libby. Highly recommended for a great feel good read' 'Finished the whole book in one night, literally unputdownable' An ordinary house on an ordinary street, built in 1936 and never lived in. Its rooms might be empty, but this house is full of secrets. When Zoe and Win, raw and reeling from a recent tragedy, move into their new home it's meant to be a fresh start and a way to mend the holes in their relationship. But pushed to the back of a cupboard is a suitcase that's been gathering dust for eighty years. Inside is a wedding dress, letters and a diary all belonging to a woman called Libby. And there's something else in the suitcase, something that echoes Zoe's own pain. Zoe follows Libby's trail from Paris to Spain on the brink of Civil War to secret trysts in London, and as Libby finds the courage to live and love again, Zoe begins to let go of her own grief. But when Libby's story takes a darker turn, Zoe becomes increasingly obsessed with discovering what really happened all those years ago. Because if Libby managed to get her happy ever after then maybe Zoe and Win can too . . . Perfect for fans of Rachel Rhys, Jenny Ashcroft, Santa Montefiore and Kathryn Hughes. 'An engrossing read' Woman & Home 'A wonderful book' Heat 'This beautiful dual love story is a real page-turner' Hello! 'Filled with warmth and great characters' Stylist
Presents a general overview of fossils and minerals from the differing perspectives of geology, paleontology, and collecting.