The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Grand Central Publishing

ISBN:1455536415

Total Pages:448

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DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest--and most vulnerable. In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. Curiously, the killer has left behind a half-million dollars' worth of gems at the murder scene, a jewelry store on 47th street. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves. The Promisor vows to take the lives of men and women during their most precious moments--midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, trying on the perfect gown for a day that will never come. The Promisor arrives silently, armed with knife or gun, and a time of bliss is transformed, in an instant, to one of horror. Soon the Promiser makes a dangerous mistake: leaving behind an innocent witness, Vimal Lahori, a talented young diamond cutter, who can help Rhyme and Sachs blow the lid off the case. They must track down Vimal before the killer can correct his fatal error. Then disaster strikes, threatening to tear apart the very fabric of the city--and providing the perfect cover for the killer to slip through the cracks.

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Cutting-Edge Cycling

Author:Hunter Allen,Stephen S. Cheung

Publisher:Human Kinetics

ISBN:1492582271

Total Pages:280

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Increase speed, power, endurance, and efficiency with Cutting-Edge Cycling. You’ll learn how to apply the latest in cycling research, science, and technology to train smarter, ride longer, and race faster. Renowned cycling coach Hunter Allen and leading scientist Stephen Cheung share the most recent biomechanical, physiological, and technical advances and research, why they matter, and how you can incorporate them for maximal training and optimal performance. From the latest information on periodization, lactate threshold, and recovery to bike positioning, pedaling technique, and cadence, Cutting-Edge Cycling covers every aspect of conditioning, preparation, and competition in this physically demanding sport. Additional coverage includes interviews that cover a broad range of topics: interpreting lab results, fatigue, monitoring training, high-intensity training, prevention of and recovery from overtraining, pacing, bike fit, power meter quadrant analysis, hydration, and cooling strategies. If you’re serious about gaining the edge on the competition, Cutting-Edge Cycling is one guide you shouldn’t be without.

Cutting Edge

Author:Margaret Atwood,Aimee Bender,Edwidge Danticat,Valerie Martin,Bernice L. McFadden

Publisher:Akashic Books

ISBN:1617757853

Total Pages:222

Viewed:1434

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A chilling noir collection featuring fifteen crime and mystery tales and six poems from female authors. Joyce Carol Oates, a queen-pin of the noir genre, has brought her keen and discerning eye to the curation of an outstanding anthology of brand-new top-shelf short stories (and poems by Margaret Atwood!). While bad men are not always the victims in these tales, they get their due often enough to satisfy readers who are sick and tired of the gendered status quo, or who just want to have a little bit of fun at the expense of a crumbling patriarchal society. This stylistically diverse collection will make you squirm in your seat, stay up at night, laugh out loud, and inevitably wish for more. With stories by: Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood (poems), Valerie Martin, Aimee Bender, Edwidge Danticat, Sheila Kohler, S.A. Solomon, S.J. Rozan, Lucy Taylor, Cassandra Khaw, Bernice L. McFadden, Jennifer Morales, Elizabeth McCracken, Livia Llewellyn, Lisa Lim, and Steph Cha. Praise for Cutting Edge “The indefatigable Joyce Carol Oates gathers a strong list of names . . . . Emerging and established authors provide attention-grabbing short works: especially notable are Edwidge Danticat's story on the quotidian horror of domestic violence, Bernice L. McFadden’s comic take on the appropriation of racial friendship, and Lisa Lim’s illustrations of a grotesque marriage.” —Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine “But of course, in the end, it isn't the themes or the innovations on the format of the short story anthology that make the tales collected in Cutting Edge most “feel” as if you were reading Joyce Carol Oates herself. It is the writing. The tight plots and fresh, flowing prose that go about their business until—snap!—the story’s well-oiled mousetrap does its job.” —New York Journal of Books “The 15 stories and six poems in this slim yet weighty all-original noir anthology . . . are razor-sharp and relentless in their portrayal of life, offering snapshots of dysfunction, everyday toil, and brief joy. It is unusual, however, in its scope, zeroing in not only on what the female characters endure but what they dish out . . . . Each story sears but does not cauterize, leaving protagonists and readers raw . . . . Fans of contemporary crime fiction won’t want to miss this one.” —Publishers Weekly

Cutting Edge

Author:Ward Larsen

Publisher:Forge Books

ISBN:0765393425

Total Pages:400

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A helicopter crash alters a Coast Guard rescue swimmer's life forever in Cutting Edge, a suspense thriller by USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen Trey DeBolt is a young man at the crest of life. His role as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska offers him a rewarding job and limitless adventure. Then a tragic accident alters his life: during a harrowing rescue, his helicopter goes down. Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. His lone nurse lets slip that he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash. Back in Alaska, however, Coast Guard investigator Shannon Lund uncovers evidence that DeBolt might still be alive. Her search quickly becomes personal, but before she can intervene, chaos erupts outside a cabin in the wilds of Maine. The nurse who has been treating DeBolt is brutally killed by military-trained assassins. DeBolt is only saved when a bizarre vision guides him to safety. Soon other images appear, impossible revelations that are unfailing in their accuracy. As he runs for his life, DeBolt discovers he has been drawn into an ultra-secret government project. The power it bestows is boundless, both a gift and a curse. Yet one thing is certain: Trey DeBolt has abilities no human has ever known. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Cutting Edge

Author:Ruta Aidis,Friederike Welter

Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:1848441215

Total Pages:192

Viewed:1045

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I enjoyed reading this book, which draws together a selection of case studies in entrepreneurship and innovation from eight new EU member countries that are still in the process of turbulent social and economic change. . . Each case is fascinating reading and in many of the studies the vibrant nature of the entrepreneurial change-driver shines through. . . the book is aimed at academics and researchers of entrepreneurship as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of international business and entrepreneurship , as well as practitioners carrying out business in the transition economies. I would agree with that, the case studies do bring out the exciting and challenging nature of what has been, and can be achieved. . . there is much sound material here to stimulate both insight, and detailed classroom discussions. I would certainly recommend the book for a library purchase. . . it may well be a very useful purchase for researchers and students of the selected case countries. Lorraine Warren, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research This volume offers insights into ways entrepreneurs innovate and adapt to political-economic structural changes. Detailed case studies illustrate how the adoption of new technology, creation of hybrid social and economic mission ventures and strategic re-orientation led to success in these transition economies. The stories of how these teams pooled resources, persevered and devised new approaches to innovation by creating something new or internationalizing gives us a sense of the new entrepreneurial approaches needed to succeed in this region. Given there were few role models and road maps, these entrepreneurs had to learn by doing. Their stories are inspirational and provide valuable lessons for entrepreneurial success in the wake of turbulent political-economic restructuring. Candida G. Brush, Babson College, US This original selection of case studies from eight new EU member countries looks at the ability of entrepreneurs to develop innovative and successful firms in an environment of turbulent social and economic change. The Cutting Edge focuses on the innovative potential that these transition country environments provide and how entrepreneurs have been able to convert these possibilities into successful businesses. The contributors highlight specific aspects of the interplay between the institutional setting and the environment. They also elucidate the individual characteristics of the entrepreneur that create an enabling context for innovative behaviour to develop and grow, drawing attention to the opportunities and constraints offered in each environment. This book provides invaluable insights for academics and researchers of entrepreneurship as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of international business and entrepreneurship. It will also provide a stimulating and important read for people conducting business in Europe.

Life on the Cutting Edge

Author:Sal Rachele

Publisher:Light Technology Publishing

ISBN:1622338065

Total Pages:352

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Are you tired of the same old stuff (S.O.S)? Have you heard enough about the “New Age”? Do you long for something fresh and exciting? Then perhaps this book is for you. It’s not about the same old tired reality that’s been talked about for decades. It’s not a sugar-coated, love and light routine. And it’s not another “feel-good” manual or “how to succeed without really trying” rehash. It’s not psycho babble, quick fix therapy, preaching or lamenting a cause. This book takes a no-nonsense look at what is really happening — behind the scenes, above the scenes and beyond the scenes. It addresses the issues you and I are facing right now and will be facing for a long time to come. It uses the past only as a springboard for stepping into the unknown, into the big picture. It exposes the lies, coverups, deceit, control and manipulation that have kept the people of Earth locked into rigid systems of dogma and despair. But it also offers real solutions that are timely, and yet, timeless. It gives you ideas that can help you put the pieces of the cosmic jigsaw together. And practical advice that can stimulate your creative juices. Get out your surfboard and ride the cutting edge!

THE CUTTING EDGE

Author:Linda Howington,Yukako Midori

Publisher:Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN:459668295X

Total Pages:N.A

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Just after she makes love to Brett, the first man she's ever fallen in love with, Tessa plummets from the heights of joy. “We have a warrant for your arrest,” the detectives tell her. Tessa can’t believe her ears. She may work in the accounting department, but how could they suspect her of embezzlement? At least Brett, the man her boss trusts most, will search for the evidence to prove her innocence, right? Wrong. Tessa is bowled over by the harsh truth. The one prosecuting her for embezzlement is Brett himself, and he only got close to her as part of his investigation!

The Cutting Edge

Author:Rod Millen

Publisher:Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN:1775536211

Total Pages:272

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One of New Zealand's greatest rally drivers and a hill-climbing superstar tells his inspiring story for the very first time. Rod Millen was a hero of New Zealand rallying in the 1970s. Having won several championships he quickly established himself as New Zealand's number one driver. But thereafter Millen went on to do what very few Kiwis have achieved, finding podium success in American motorsport. He won the North American Race and Rally Championship in 1979, 1980 and 1981, then in 1989 Millen achieved perhaps his greatest feat, winning the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, America's second oldest motor-racing event. Writing his name into history, he went on to win the race more times than any driver. The hill-climb is often referred to as 'Millen's Mountain'. Rod Millen is also a highly successful businessman. As a continuation of his off-road driving interests, he founded Millenworks in California in 1980, specializing in cutting-edge light tactical vehicles, armored and off-road vehicles and subsystems for the US military and theme parks. Millen has recently returned to New Zealand, building a 140-acre, ocean-front estate at Hahei with a racetrack as a driveway, modeled on his favourite hill-climb corners around the world. He's also established Leadfoot Festival, a unique weekend held every two years at the estate, bringing together a mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and motorsport legends, inspired by the famous British Goodwood Festival of Speed. Aside from rallying, Rod is well known for other forms racing such as super touring, drifting and extreme off-road races like the Baja 1000 (often considered the most dangerous race in the world) and Transsyberia rally (which he won in 2007). Rod also won the Race to the Sky hill-climb in New Zealand in 2002 and posted the fastest time at the 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England - and he still has the record up his own front driveway. The Cutting Edge is Rod's story, in his own words, of a life lived pushing the boundaries, of record-breaking off-road driving, working at the forefront of motorsport technology, and of creating the ultimate petrol-head heaven, right in his own backyard.

Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy

Author:Christopher Hart

Publisher:Watson-Guptill

ISBN:077043486X

Total Pages:144

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This drawing tutorial from best-selling author Christopher Hart shows artists how to draw exaggerated musculature of super-sized figures in action poses.

Cutting Edge

Author:Tom Clancy,Martin H. Greenberg,Jerome Preisler

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101002611

Total Pages:432

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WIRED. Africa becomes the battle ground in 21st-century war. As fiberoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African fiberoptic ring is his most ambitious—and expensive—endeavor to date. His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the network. Trading in black market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information. To ensure his success, Devane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts—and kidnaps his daughter. Now, Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to turn the tables against Devane…once and for all.

Cutting Edge Internal Auditing

Author:Jeffrey Ridley

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:0470756276

Total Pages:486

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Cutting Edge Internal Auditing provides guidance and knowledge for every internal auditor, encouraging each to pioneer new ground in the development of their professional practices in all risk management, control and governance processes. Serving as an excellent reference guide that develops a pattern of internal auditing now and for the future, this book explores the concept of 'cutting edge' internal auditing as an imaginative adventure: demonstrating how this has influenced and will continue to influence the development of professionalism in internal auditing. Built on the foundations of Jeffrey Ridley's extensive internal auditing experience across the public and private sectors, the author uses his articles and research to explore and develop the motivations, goals and categories of innovation in internal auditing today. It develops and brings up to date an imaginative internal auditing model, created and used by the author in the early 1980s, drawing on research and guidance by The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc., its Research Foundation and the Institute of Internal Auditors - UK and Ireland. Each chapter stands alone by focusing on an individual internal auditing theme, considered from both the perspective of internal auditing and its customers to suggest an appropriate vision as a goal for every internal audit activity. Each chapter also includes self-assessment questions to challenge the readers understanding of its messages. Companion website contains some of the author's training slides and seventy case studies, many written by leading internal audit practitioners, this book creates a vision for future cutting edge internal auditing.

The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook

Author:Dana Laake,Pamela J. Compart

Publisher:Fair Winds Press

ISBN:1610586166

Total Pages:256

Viewed:554

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More than 90 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD or autism have nutritional or metabolic inefficiencies. Find out if your child is one of those suffering from this condition today, and learn how you can drastically improve your child’s symptoms and wellbeing with The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook. In this groundbreaking new book, doctor-nutritionist team Pamela Compart, M.D. and Dana Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N., authors of the bestselling Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook, reveal how to properly and safely implement supplements and dietary changes to affect and counter the symptoms of autism. Through their proven, symptom-by-symptom treatment method, you’ll learn exactly what regimens work best in helping your child's brain and body thrive, resulting in improved behavior, attention, mood, language, cognition, and social interaction.

Cutting Edge

Author:Francesco Dimitri

Publisher:Titan Comics

ISBN:1787735656

Total Pages:210

Viewed:663

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Acclaimed author Francesco Dimitri and award-winning artist Mario Alberti tell a story of extraordinary people who are brought together to uncover a deadly conspiracy that threatens the world… The mysterious Leviathan Corporation offers an exclusive group of experts and pioneers an incredible challenge: the Dodecathlon! Mark, Stella, Hiroshi, Jirakee, and Delroy join forces for tasks that will not only push them to their limits, but risk their very lives. Only by completing it will they find answers, and a prize of apocalyptic proportions. Scientists, artists, entrepreneurs… they are the best of humanity. They are the Cutting Edge! “This slow-burn supernatural mystery churns with razor-sharp storytelling.” – Syfy Wire “This is what I want to see every single time I open up a comic book.” – Reading With a Flight Ring

Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids

Author:Jacob Teitelbaum,Deborah Kennedy

Publisher:Fair Winds Press

ISBN:1610586182

Total Pages:224

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The modern American child's diet is awash in sugar—including mainstays such as juice, chocolate milk, sugary cereals, soda, energy drinks, and fast-food burgers and nuggets with added corn syrup and sweeteners, let alone candy and cookies prevalent at school parties and play dates. Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids gives parents a proven 5-step plan for getting and keeping their child off sugar. Bestselling author and noted physician Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and pediatric nutrition specialist Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D., give parents a toolkit for avoiding the common pitfalls such as guilt and temper tantrums, managing the 5-step process successfully on a day-to-day basis, and getting their child emotionally, as well as physically, unhooked from sugary drinks, breakfast foods, snacks, and desserts, as well as "hidden" sugars in foods.

Biology and Politics

Author:Albert Somit,Steven A. Peterson

Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:0857245805

Total Pages:264

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Examines the research in the study of biology and politics. This book explores the linkage between evolution, genetics and politics with initial chapters on abandoned baby legislation, a model of action and norms, and the biopolitics of primates. It also features chapters on how to use neuroimaging techniques to study political behaviour.

Cutting Edge: The Devil's Mirror #2

Author:Francesco Dimitri

Publisher:Titan Comics

ISBN:1787735699

Total Pages:65

Viewed:1022

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A group of the world’s elite minds – the cutting edge – were brought together for a mysterious quest: the dodecathlon. While on the hunt for the Devil’s Mirror, a rival ‘edger’ swooped in and stole their victory. The mirror revealed a devastating apocalyptic future. Just as all hope was lost, a woman named Aurora appeared, claiming to be behind everything…

Cutting Edge: The Devil's Mirror #1

Author:Francesco Dimitri

Publisher:Titan Comics

ISBN:1787735680

Total Pages:65

Viewed:1999

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A group of the world’s elite minds – the cutting edge – were brought together for a mysterious quest: the Dodecathlon. The first task saw the death of Jirakee, and the reveal of Hiroshi as a traitor. With questions still unanswered, the remaining three have continued the challenges, with their latest task putting them on the hunt for: the Devil’s Mirror…

Campaigns on the Cutting Edge

Author:Richard J. Semiatin

Publisher:CQ Press

ISBN:1544391072

Total Pages:296

Viewed:1906

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Campaigns on the Cutting Edge evaluates the current trends of today’s campaigns and assesses the innovative changes these well-tuned organizations are making on the presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial levels. As technology now allows candidates to announce their candidacies online, raise money through web fundraising, and mobilize supporters via smartphones, these increasingly mobile and integrated campaigns face the growing influence of outside interests. The thoroughly updated Fourth Edition looks at the 2018 midterm election and focuses on the rise of fake news, women′s activism in the #MeToo movement, voter ballot access measures, and the ways in which technology increases the volume of information that campaigns use.

Cutting-Edge Cycling

Author:Hunter Allen,Stephen S. Cheung

Publisher:Human Kinetics

ISBN:1492582271

Total Pages:280

Viewed:1206

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Increase speed, power, endurance, and efficiency with Cutting-Edge Cycling. You’ll learn how to apply the latest in cycling research, science, and technology to train smarter, ride longer, and race faster. Renowned cycling coach Hunter Allen and leading scientist Stephen Cheung share the most recent biomechanical, physiological, and technical advances and research, why they matter, and how you can incorporate them for maximal training and optimal performance. From the latest information on periodization, lactate threshold, and recovery to bike positioning, pedaling technique, and cadence, Cutting-Edge Cycling covers every aspect of conditioning, preparation, and competition in this physically demanding sport. Additional coverage includes interviews that cover a broad range of topics: interpreting lab results, fatigue, monitoring training, high-intensity training, prevention of and recovery from overtraining, pacing, bike fit, power meter quadrant analysis, hydration, and cooling strategies. If you’re serious about gaining the edge on the competition, Cutting-Edge Cycling is one guide you shouldn’t be without.