The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1481430734

Total Pages:320

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From the author of Fingerprints of You, whom Judy Blume calls “a remarkable young novelist,” comes a “beautiful, atmospheric, and compelling” (Deb Caletti) novel that explores how one teen rebuilds her life after everything seems lost. My father disappeared on a Tuesday that should’ve been like any Tuesday, but eventually became the Tuesday my father disappeared. Tired of living in limbo, Callie finally decides to investigate her father’s disappearance for herself. Maybe there was an accident at the construction site that he oversaw? Maybe he doesn’t remember who he is and is lost wandering somewhere? But after seeing a familiar face in a photo from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, she wonders if the answer is something else entirely.

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The Invisible Line

Author:Henri A.L. Dekker

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351887416

Total Pages:240

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During the past two decades, there has been a resurgence of interest in issues of land reform in developing and transitional countries. This has been initiated by the large-scale re-distributive activities in former communist countries and by the growing number of claims by displaced indigenous population groups to restore their rights to land. This book provides a timely and clear overview of the historical and theoretical context of current land reform and tenure issues. Illustrated with global case studies from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, key sections explore land and rights to land, property, land tenure and reform, and land registration. Beginning by discussing the need to demarcate space by creating 'invisible lines' - which give certainty to what extent authority over land can be established - the book then explores legal and theoretical definitions of 'land' and 'property' and looks at the various different policies and forms of land tenure. One of the most recent developments in land reform policy has been to look to traditional forms of access to land and of resource conservation. The book argues that, while such policies on land property rights have great potential, they are best being adopted in a long-term, incremental way. It also shows how land policy reforms must be embedded in institutional and general policy reforms, complemented by rural development and educational opportunities for beneficiaries. The book summarises the main principles of land reform activities and practices and argues that the perception of land tenure security is the most critical factor of success to land reform.

Invisible Women

Author:Caroline Criado Perez

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683353145

Total Pages:432

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Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women†‹, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

A Text Book of Engineering Drawing

Author:R.K.Dhawan

Publisher:S. Chand Publishing

ISBN:8121914310

Total Pages:688

Viewed:1996

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this book includes Geometrical Drawing & Computer Aided Drafting in First Angle Projection. Useful for the students of B.E./B.Tech for different Technological Universities of India. Covers all the topics of engineering drawing with simple explanation.

A Textbook of Engineering Drawing

Author:RK Dhawan

Publisher:S. Chand Publishing

ISBN:9352837371

Total Pages:N.A

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Engineering Drawing completely covers the subject as per AICTE. Pedagogically strong and designed for easy learning, the text amplifies the learning of the student with close to 1300 figures and tables.

A Textbook of Machine Drawing

Author:R.K.Dhawan

Publisher:S. Chand Publishing

ISBN:8121908248

Total Pages:616

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This book is for B.Sc Engg., B.E., Dip. In Mech. Engg., Production Engg., Automobile Engg., Textile Engg., etc., I.T.I.(Draftsman Course in Mech. Engg.), A.T.I., 10+2 System, and other Engineering Examinations. According to Bureau of Indian Standards (B.I.S.) SP: 46-1988 & IS:696-1972

Imaginary Lines

Author:Patrick Ettinger

Publisher:University of Texas Press

ISBN:029278208X

Total Pages:256

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Although popularly conceived as a relatively recent phenomenon, patterns of immigrant smuggling and undocumented entry across American land borders first emerged in the late nineteenth century. Ingenious smugglers and immigrants, long and remote boundary lines, and strong push-and-pull factors created porous borders then, much as they do now. Historian Patrick Ettinger offers the first comprehensive historical study of evolving border enforcement efforts on American land borders at the turn of the twentieth century. He traces the origins of widespread immigrant smuggling and illicit entry on the northern and southern United States borders at a time when English, Irish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Lebanese, Japanese, Greek, and, later, Mexican migrants created various "backdoors" into the United States. No other work looks so closely at the sweeping, if often ineffectual, innovations in federal border enforcement practices designed to stem these flows. From upstate Maine to Puget Sound, from San Diego to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, federal officials struggled to adapt national immigration policies to challenging local conditions, all the while battling wits with resourceful smugglers and determined immigrants. In effect, the period saw the simultaneous "drawing" and "erasing" of the official border, and its gradual articulation and elaboration in the midst of consistently successful efforts to undermine it.

An Invisible Thread

Author:Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781451642926

Total Pages:272

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An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be. An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Author:V. E. Schwab

Publisher:Tor Books

ISBN:0765387581

Total Pages:480

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER #1 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick - October 2020 Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine A “Best Of” Book From: CNN *Amazon Editors * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * Powells.com * Bookish * Book Riot * In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Crucible

Author:Arthur Miller

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101665009

Total Pages:160

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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

Introduction To Computer Graphics And Mu

Author:Arup Chatterjee

Publisher:Vikas Publishing House

ISBN:8125919317

Total Pages:509

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Second Edition Of The Book Is The Result Of A Fresh Study Of The Latest In The Technology And Syllabi Of Various Universities. Thus, It Intends To Make Students Up-To-Date In Knowledge, And To Make The Book More Comprehensive And Relevant At The All-India

Autodesk Revit 2019 Architecture Basics

Author:Elise Moss

Publisher:SDC Publications

ISBN:1630571741

Total Pages:672

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Autodesk Revit 2019 Architecture Basics is geared towards beginning architectural students or professional architects who want to get a jump-start into 3D parametric modeling for commercial structures. This book is filled with tutorials, tips and tricks, and will help you get the most out of your software in very little time. The text walks you through from concepts to site plans to floor plans and on through reflected ceiling plans, then ends with an easy chapter on how to customize Autodesk Revit to boost your productivity. The advantages of working in 3D are not initially apparent to most architectural users. The benefits come when you start creating your documentation and you realize that your views are automatically defined for you with your 3D model. Your schedules and views automatically update when you change features. You can explore your conceptual designs faster and in more depth. Learning to use Revit will allow you to communicate your ideas and designs faster, more easily, and more beautifully.

Revit Architecture 2017 Basics

Author:Elise Moss

Publisher:SDC Publications

ISBN:1630570257

Total Pages:626

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Autodesk Revit 2017 Basics for Architectural Design is geared towards beginning architectural students or professional architects who want to get a jump-start into 3D parametric modeling for commercial structures. This book is filled with tutorials, tips and tricks, and will help you get the most out of your software in very little time. The text walks you through from concepts to site plans to floor plans and on through reflected ceiling plans, then ends with an easy chapter on how to customize Autodesk Revit to boost your productivity. The advantages of working in 3D are not initially apparent to most architectural users. The benefits come when you start creating your documentation and you realize that your views are automatically defined for you with your 3D model. Your schedules and views automatically update when you change features. You can explore your conceptual designs faster and in more depth. Learning to use Autodesk Revit will not make you a better architect. However, it will allow you to communicate your ideas and designs faster, easier, and more beautifully.

Invisible Countries

Author:Joshua Keating

Publisher:Yale University Press

ISBN:0300235054

Total Pages:295

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A journalist explores how our world’s borders came to be and how self-proclaimed countries across the globe could change the map. What is a country? While certain basic criteria—borders, a government, and recognition from other countries—seem obvious, journalist Joshua Keating investigates what happens in areas of the world that exist as exceptions to these rules. Invisible Countries looks at semiautonomous countries such as Abkhazia, Kurdistan, and Somaliland, as well as a Mohawk reservation straddling the U.S.-Canada border, and an island nation whose very existence is threatened by climate change. Through stories about these would-be countries’ efforts at self-determination, Keating shows that there is no universal legal authority determining what a country is. He also argues that economic, cultural, and environmental forces could soon bring an end to our long period of cartographical stasis. Keating combines history with incisive observations drawn from his travels and interviews with residents, political leaders, and scholars in each of these “invisible countries.”

Working Together

Author:Cynthia Estlund

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0198035950

Total Pages:256

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The typical workplace is a hotbed of human relationships--of friendships, conflicts, feuds, alliances, partnerships, coexistence and cooperation. Here, problems are solved, progress is made, and rifts are mended because they need to be - because the work has to get done. And it has to get done among increasingly diverse groups of co-workers. At a time when communal ties in American society are increasingly frayed and segregation persists, the workplace is more than ever the site where Americans from different ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds meet and forge serviceable and sometimes lasting bonds. What do these highly structured workplace relationships mean for a society still divided by gender and race? Structure and rules are, in fact, central to the answer. Workplace interactions are constrained by economic power and necessity, and often by legal regulation. They exist far from the civic ideal of free and equal citizens voluntarily associating for shared ends. Yet it is the very involuntariness of these interactions that helps to make the often-troubled project of racial integration comparatively successful at work. People can be forced to get along-not without friction, but often with surprising success. This highly original exploration of the paradoxical nature--and the paramount importance--of workplace bonds concludes with concrete suggestions for how law can further realize the democratic possibilities of working together. In linking workplace integration and connectedness beyond work, Estlund suggests a novel and promising strategy for addressing the most profound challenges facing American society.

Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition

Author:Thomas Eismin

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071799168

Total Pages:512

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Complete coverage of modern electrical and electronics systems for aircraft Fully updated for the latest technological advances, this comprehensive text describes design concepts, FAA certification requirements, and aerospace-quality maintenance and repair techniques for aircraft electrical and electronics systems. The materials contained in this book will benefit designers, engineers, and technicians for all aircraft and aerospace vehicles. The requirements for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certification are also presented. The book contains new and revised information on: The Airbus A-380 and the Boeing 787 Fiber-optic cable Brushless motors and modern sensors Variable frequency generators Very light jet electrical power systems Electronic maintenance data Advanced integrated test equipment GPS augmentation systems and satellite communications Flight data and cockpit voice recorders Synthetic vision and radar systems Integrated flight decks Flight management systems And much more This thoroughly up-to-date resource leads you from the fundamentals of electron theory through to the study of aircraft digital control systems. In-depth details on AC and DC systems for virtually all varieties of aircraft--including the newest models--are provided. New and improved diagrams, an 8-page full-color insert, and helpful troubleshooting techniques are also included. Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition, covers: • Fundamentals of electricity • Applications of Ohm’s law • Aircraft storage batteries • Electric wire and wiring practices • Alternating current • Electrical control devices • Digital electronics • Electric measuring instruments • Electric motors • Generators and related control circuits • Alternators, inverters, and related controls • Power distribution systems • Design and maintenance of aircraft electrical systems • Radio theory • Communication and navigation systems • Weather warning and other safety systems • Instruments and autoflight systems

A Reliable Wife

Author:Robert Goolrick

Publisher:HarperCollins Canada

ISBN:144340053X

Total Pages:320

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Set in a small Wisconsin farming and manufacturing town still crumbling a decade after the depression of the 1890s, A Reliable Wife tells the story of Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman who advertises for “a reliable wife” in newspapers across America. The woman he chooses, Catherine Land, describes herself as “a simple, honest woman,” but in truth she is both complex and devious—not the missionary’s daughter she claims to be in her letter to Truitt but a courtesan of great beauty, kept by men and haunted by a terrible past. Catherine’s plan in accepting the marriage offer is simple: she will win this man’s devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is the passion she finds in this seemingly solid, forthright man—a man who also harbours secrets and whose own past is far from pure. Filled with remarkable characters and drenched with colour and atmosphere, A Reliable Wife is a story of love and madness, longing and murder, played out in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

After the Berlin Wall

Author:K. Gerstenberger,J. Braziel

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230337759

Total Pages:296

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Twenty years after its fall, the wall that divided Berlin and Germany presents a conceptual paradox: on one hand, Germans have sought to erase it completely; on the other, it haunts the imagination in complex and often surprising ways

Essential 18000 Medical Words Dictionary In English-Filipino

Author:Nam H Nguyen

Publisher:Nam H Nguyen

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Total Pages:2137

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The Essential 18000 English-Filipino Medical Words Dictionary is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of medical words with definitions. This eBook is an easy-to-understand guide to medical terms for anyone anyways at any time. The content of this eBook is only to be used for informational purposes. It's always a good idea to consult a professional doctor with health issues. Ang Essential 18000 ingles-Filipino Medical Words Dictionary ay isang mahusay na mapagkukunan saan ka man pumunta; ito ay isang madaling tool na may lamang ang mga salita na gusto mo at kailangan! Ang buong diksyonaryo ay isang alpabetikong listahan ng mga medikal na salita na may mga kahulugan. Ang eBook na ito ay isang madaling maunawaan na gabay sa mga medikal na termino para sa kahit sino anyways anumang oras. Ang nilalaman ng eBook na ito ay ginagamit lamang para sa mga layuning pang-impormasyon. Laging isang magandang ideya na kumunsulta sa isang propesyonal na doktor na may mga isyu sa kalusugan.