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Lock In

Lock In [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466849355
Publisher: Macmillan
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Lock In by Book Resume:

A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated. But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Head On

Head On [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0765388928
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
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Head On by John Scalzi Book Resume:

"As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of a Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Canell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty—most of them in someone else's body." —USA Today John Scalzi returns with Head On, the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports. Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent’s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth—and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lock-in Thermography

Lock-in Thermography [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642024173
Author: Otwin Breitenstein,Wilhelm Warta,Martin Langenkamp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
File Size: 1404 KB
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Lock-in Thermography by Otwin Breitenstein,Wilhelm Warta,Martin Langenkamp Book Resume:

This is the first book on lock-in thermography, an analytical method applied to the diagnosis of microelectronic devices. This useful introduction and guide reviews various experimental approaches to lock-in thermography, with special emphasis on the lock-in IR thermography developed by the authors themselves.

Lock Me In

Lock Me In [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0008353298
Author: Kate Simants
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
File Size: 1934 KB
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Lock Me In by Kate Simants Book Resume:

‘Intricately plotted, beautifully written...with great pace, truly sympathetic characters, and a great twist at the end’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger award

The Lock In Series

The Lock In Series [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250237963
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
File Size: 676 KB
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Read Count: 9124846


The Lock In Series by John Scalzi Book Resume:

This discounted ebundle of the Lock In Series: includes: Lock In, Head On, Unlocked "This is the kind of thriller that Michael Crichton, Lincoln Child, and James Rollins do so well. Add John Scalzi to that list." --Douglas Preston A blazingly inventive near-future thriller series from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent -- and nearly five million souls in the United States alone -- the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Unlocked [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466871792
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor.com
File Size: 780 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6239070


Unlocked by John Scalzi Book Resume:

Discover the history of Haden's Syndrome, the virus that created the world of John Scalzi's inventive near-future thrillers Lock In and Head On, in the prequel novella Unlocked. Not long from now, a virus will sweep the globe. Most will suffer no worse than flu-like symptoms, but an unlucky one percent will be changed forever. Hundreds of millions become "locked in", awake, aware, but completely unable to control their bodies. This is the story of the doctors, scientists, engineers, politicians, and heroes who remade the world. It is the story of the chaotic outbreak, the fight for a cure, the changes that followed. It is an oral history, straight from the mouths of those who survived the most dynamic period in human history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Lock-In [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1512457523
Author: Jonathan Mary-Todd
Publisher: Millbrook Press
File Size: 1405 KB
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Lock-In by Jonathan Mary-Todd Book Resume:

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! The Fresh Start Lock-In was supposed to bring the students of Bridgewater closer together. Jackie didn't think it would work, but she didn't think she'd have to fight for her life, either. A group of outsider kids who like to play werewolf might not be playing anymore. Will Jackie and her brother escape Bridgewater High before morning? Or will a pack of crazed students take them down?

Locked In

Locked In [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0465096921
Author: John Pfaff
Publisher: Basic Books
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Locked In by John Pfaff Book Resume:

"Pfaff, let there be no doubt, is a reformer...Nonetheless, he believes that the standard story--popularized in particular by Michelle Alexander, in her influential book, The New Jim Crow--is false. We are desperately in need of reform, he insists, but we must reform the right things, and address the true problem."--Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform In the 1970s, the United States had an incarceration rate comparable to those of other liberal democracies-and that rate had held steady for over 100 years. Yet today, though the US is home to only about 5 percent of the world's population, we hold nearly one quarter of its prisoners. Mass incarceration is now widely considered one of the biggest social and political crises of our age. How did we get to this point? Locked In is a revelatory investigation into the root causes of mass incarceration by one of the most exciting scholars in the country. Having spent fifteen years studying the data on imprisonment, John Pfaff takes apart the reigning consensus created by Michelle Alexander and other reformers, revealing that the most widely accepted explanations-the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons-tell us much less than we think. Pfaff urges us to look at other factors instead, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before. He describes a fractured criminal justice system, in which counties don't pay for the people they send to state prisons, and in which white suburbs set law and order agendas for more-heavily minority cities. And he shows that if we hope to significantly reduce prison populations, we have no choice but to think differently about how to deal with people convicted of violent crimes-and why some people are violent in the first place. An authoritative, clear-eyed account of a national catastrophe, Locked In transforms our understanding of what ails the American system of punishment and ultimately forces us to reconsider how we can build a more equitable and humane society.

Locked in Time

Locked in Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316191329
Author: Lois Duncan
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Locked in Time by Lois Duncan Book Resume:

Nore Roberts didn't ask for a new life, but now that her mom is gone and her dad is newly married, she has to settle in at Shadow Grove, the old Civil War mansion her stepfamily calls home. When she meets her stepmother, Lisette, Nore is shocked by her youth and beauty that gives her chills- and a hint of something sinister. There's hope of becoming friends with her stepbrother and sister, until Nore realizes they're hiding something. When she begins to feel like the target of a deadly plan, Nore starts digging into her stepfamily's past. The skeletons in their closet are more real than she ever imagined. Can Nore expose her stepmother's dark secret before an old and evil magic swallows her up?

Locked In

Locked In [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780446558297
Author: Marcia Muller
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Locked In by Marcia Muller Book Resume:

Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. Since the late-night attack occurred at her agency's offices, the natural conclusion was that it was connected to one of the firm's cases. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her body's prison and discover her attacker's identity, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason why she was assaulted. Meanwhile, Sharon becomes a locked-in detective, evaluating the clues from her staff's separate investigations and discovering unsettling truths that could put her life in jeopardy again. As the case draws to a surprising and even shocking conclusion, Sharon's husband, Hy, must decide whether or not to surrender to his own violent past and exact fatal vengeance when the person responsible is identified.

The Lock In Series

The Lock In Series [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250237963
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
File Size: 1047 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2654038


The Lock In Series by John Scalzi Book Resume:

This discounted ebundle of the Lock In Series: includes: Lock In, Head On, Unlocked "This is the kind of thriller that Michael Crichton, Lincoln Child, and James Rollins do so well. Add John Scalzi to that list." --Douglas Preston A blazingly inventive near-future thriller series from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent -- and nearly five million souls in the United States alone -- the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Rape of the Lock In Plain and Simple English (Translated)

The Rape of the Lock In Plain and Simple English (Translated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1621075842
Author: Alexander Pope
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
File Size: 1391 KB
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The Rape of the Lock In Plain and Simple English (Translated) by Alexander Pope Book Resume:

Alexander Pope's mock-heroic poem is one of the greatest satires ever wrote. The essay is as hilarious today as it was hundreds of years ago...if you can understand it! If you have struggled in the past reading the satire, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Locked In

Locked In [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501174649
Author: Victoria Arlen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Locked In by Victoria Arlen Book Resume:

ESPN personality, former Dancing with the Stars contestant, and Paralympics champion Victoria Arlen shares her courageous and miraculous story of recovery after falling into a mysterious vegetative state at age eleven and how she broke free, overcame the odds, and never gave up hope. When Victoria Arlen was eleven years old, she contracted two rare diseases simultaneously and fell into a mysterious vegetative state. For two years her mind was dark, but in the third year, her mind broke free, and she was able to think clearly and to hear and feel everything—but no one knew. Her doctors wrote her off as a lost cause, and Victoria remained a prisoner in her own body for nearly four years. But every day, silently in her own mind, Victoria would pray to God, and she promised Him that if He gave her a second chance, she would make every moment count, and change the world for the better. At fifteen, against all odds and medical predictions, Victoria woke up. Finally she was able to communicate through eye blinks, and gradually, she regained her ability to speak and eat and move her upper body, but she faced the devastating reality of paralysis from the waist down because of damage to her spine. However, Victoria didn’t lose her strength or steadfast determination, and two years later, she won a gold medal for swimming at the London 2012 Paralympics. She went on to become one ESPN’s youngest on air-personalities and, after nearly ten years of paralysis, she learned to walk again and even competed on Dancing with the Stars. In Locked In, Victoria shares her inspiring story—the pain, the struggle, the fight to live and thrive, and most importantly, the faith that carried her through. Her journey was not easy, but by believing in God’s healing power and forgiveness, she is living proof that, despite seemingly insurmountable odds and challenges, the will to survive and resolve to live can be a force stronger than our worst deterrents.

Reproducing Racism

Reproducing Racism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0814777139
Author: Daria Roithmayr
Publisher: NYU Press
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Reproducing Racism by Daria Roithmayr Book Resume:

This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress? Legal scholar Daria Roithmayr provocatively argues that racial inequality lives on because white advantage functions as a powerful self-reinforcing monopoly, reproducing itself automatically from generation to generation even in the absence of intentional discrimination. Drawing on work in antitrust law and a range of other disciplines, Roithmayr brilliantly compares the dynamics of white advantage to the unfair tactics of giants like AT&T and Microsoft. With penetrating insight, Roithmayr locates the engine of white monopoly in positive feedback loops that connect the dramatic disparity of Jim Crow to modern racial gaps in jobs, housing and education. Wealthy white neighborhoods fund public schools that then turn out wealthy white neighbors. Whites with lucrative jobs informally refer their friends, who refer their friends, and so on. Roithmayr concludes that racial inequality might now be locked in place, unless policymakers immediately take drastic steps to dismantle this oppressive system.

Locked In, Locked Out

Locked In, Locked Out [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081220820X
Author: Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
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Locked In, Locked Out by Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores Book Resume:

In November 1993, the largest public housing project in the Puerto Rican city of Ponce—the second largest public housing authority in the U.S. federal system—became a gated community. Once the exclusive privilege of the city's affluent residents, gates now not only locked "undesirables" out but also shut them in. Ubiquitous and inescapable, gates continue to dominate present-day Ponce, delineating space within government and commercial buildings, schools, prisons, housing developments, parks, and churches. In Locked In, Locked Out, Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores shows how such gates operate as physical and symbolic ways to distribute power, reroute movement, sustain social inequalities, and cement boundary lines of class and race across the city. In its exploration of four communities in Ponce—two private subdivisions and two public housing projects—Locked In, Locked Out offers one of the first ethnographic accounts of gated communities devised by and for the poor. Dinzey-Flores traces the proliferation of gates on the island from Spanish colonial fortresses to the New Deal reform movement of the 1940s and 1950s, demonstrating how urban planning practices have historically contributed to the current trend of community divisions, shrinking public city spaces, and privatizing gardens. Through interviews and participant observation, she argues that gates have transformed the twenty-first-century city by fostering isolation and promoting segregation, ultimately shaping the life chances of people from all economic backgrounds. Relevant and engaging, Locked In, Locked Out reveals how built environments can create a cartography of disadvantage—affecting those on both sides of the wall.

Lock and Key

Lock and Key [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440633002
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 766 KB
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Read Count: 713159


Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen Book Resume:

A New York Times bestseller Unlock your heart and the rest will follow. Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now that she’s living with her sister, she’s got her own room, she’s going to a good school, and her future looks bright. Plus there’s the adorable boy next door. Can Ruby learn to open her heart and let him in? “All the Dessen trademarks here” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

Locked in the Cabinet

Locked in the Cabinet [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 030783056X
Author: Robert B. Reich
Publisher: Vintage
File Size: 911 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8181607


Locked in the Cabinet by Robert B. Reich Book Resume:

Locked in the Cabinet is a close-up view of the way things work, and often don't work, at the highest levels of government--and a uniquely personal account by the man whose ideas inspired and animated much of the Clinton campaign of 1992 and who became the cabinet officer in charge of helping ordinary Americans get better jobs. Robert B. Reich, writer, teacher, social critic--and a friend of the Clintons since they were all in their twenties--came to be known as the "conscience of the Clinton administration and one of the most successful Labor Secretaries in history. Here is his sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant chronicle of trying to put ideas and ideals into practice. With wit, passion, and dead-aim honesty, Reich writes of those in Washington who possess hard heads and soft hearts, and those with exactly the opposite attributes. He introduces us to the career bureaucrats who make Washington run and the politicians who, on occasion, make it stop; to business tycoons and labor leaders who clash by day and party together by night; to a president who wants to change America and his opponents (on both the left and the right) who want to keep it as it is or return it to where it used to be. Reich guides us to the pinnacles of power and pretension, as bills are passed or stalled, reputations built or destroyed, secrets leaked, numbers fudged, egos bruised, news stories spun, hypocrisies exposed, and good intentions occasionally derailed. And to the places across America where those who are the objects of this drama are simply trying to get by--assembly lines, sweatshops, union halls, the main streets of small towns and the tough streets of central cities. Locked in the Cabinet is an intimate odyssey involving a memorable cast--a friend who is elected President of the United States, only to discover the limits of power; Alan Greenspan, who is the most powerful man in America; and Newt Gingrich, who tries to be. Plus a host of others: White House staffers and cabinet members who can't find "the loop ; political consultant Dick Morris, who becomes "the loop ; baseball players and owners who can't agree on how to divide up $2 billion a year; a union leader who accuses Reich of not knowing what a screwdriver looks like; a heretofore invisible civil servant deep in the Labor Department whose brainchild becomes the law of the land; and a wondrous collection of senators, foreign ministers, cabinet officers, and television celebrities. And it is also an odyssey for Reich's wife and two young sons, who learn to tolerate their own cabinet member but not to abide Washington. Here is Reich--determined to work for a more just society, laboring in a capital obsessed with exorcising the deficit and keeping Wall Street happy--learning that Washington is not only altogether different from the world of ordinary citizens but ultimately, and more importantly, exactly like it: a world in which Murphy's Law reigns alongside the powerful and the privileged, but where hope amazingly persists. There are triumphs here to fill a lifetime, and frustrations to fill two more. Never has this world been revealed with such richness of evidence, humor, and warmhearted candor.

The Loch Ness Lock-In

The Loch Ness Lock-In [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1635650453
Author: Matthew Cody
Publisher: Rodale Kids
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The Loch Ness Lock-In by Matthew Cody Book Resume:

An adventure-filled, illustrated chapter book series about a scout troop that protects endangered monsters! Troop Danger has come a long way from their Troop Dweeb days, but nothing can prepare them for what's next: The Strange Scouts Annual Loch Ness Lock-In! Once a year, Strange Scout troops from around the world are invited to the International Chapter House Headquarters, an old lighthouse on the shore of the infamous Loch Ness. But when Bessie fails to show up for her annual late-night visit, evidence points to a dastardly plot to kidnap the ancient lake monster and frame Troop D! Can the Strange Scouts' newest troop rescue, Bessie, clear their names and help them earn their badges before it's too late?

The Knowledge-based Economy

The Knowledge-based Economy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1581129378
Author: Loet Leydesdorff
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
File Size: 1843 KB
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The Knowledge-based Economy by Loet Leydesdorff Book Resume:

"Challenging, theoretically rich yet anchored in detailed empirical analysis, Loet Leydesdorff's exploration of the dynamics of the knowledge-economy is a major contribution to the field. Drawing on his expertise in science and technology studies, systems theory, and his internationally respected work on the 'triple helix', the book provides a radically new modelling and simulation of knowledge systems, capturing the articulation of structure, communication, and agency therein. This work will be of immense interest to both theorists of the knowledge-economy and practitioners in science policy." Andrew Webster Science & Technology Studies, University of York, UK ________________________________________ "This book is a ground-breaking collection of theory and techniques to help understand the internal dynamics of the modern knowledge-based economy, including issues such as stability, anticipation, and interactions amongst components. The combination of theory, measurement, and modelling gives the necessary power with which to address the complexity of modern networked social systems. Each on its own would partly illuminate an innovation system, but the combination sheds a far brighter light." Mike Thelwall Information Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK ________________________________________ "The sociologist Niklas Luhmann is considered one of the few social scientists possibly able to explain a decisive event once it has happened. In this book, Loet Leydesdorff answers the challenge to take Luhmann's analysis one step further by introducing anticipation into the theory. This book provides a fascinating exploration of the use of recursion and incursion to model social processes." Dirk Baecker Sociology, Universitat Witten/Herdecke, Germany ________________________________________ How can an economy based on something as volatile as knowledge be sustained? The urgency of improving our understanding of a knowledge-based economy provides the context and necessity of this study. In a previous study entitled A Sociological Theory of Communications: The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-based Society (2001) the author specified knowledge-based systems from a sociological perspective. In this book, he takes this theory one step further and demonstrates how the knowledge base of an economic system can be operationalized, both in terms of measurement and by providing simulation models."

The Lock Artist

The Lock Artist [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429983442
Author: Steve Hamilton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
File Size: 563 KB
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The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton Book Resume:

"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me. But you can call me Mike." Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe ... he can open them all. It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever close to a life of crime. Until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long. Steve Hamilton steps away from his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight series to introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you've ever seen in the world of crime fiction. The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Lock Gates and Other Closures in Hydraulic Projects

Lock Gates and Other Closures in Hydraulic Projects [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0128096136
Author: Ryszard Daniel,Tim Paulus
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
File Size: 1068 KB
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Lock Gates and Other Closures in Hydraulic Projects by Ryszard Daniel,Tim Paulus Book Resume:

Lock Gates and Other Closures in Hydraulic Projects shares the authors practical experience in design, engineering, management and other relevant aspects with regard to hydraulic gate projects. This valuable reference on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of navigation lock gates, movable closures of weirs, flood barriers, and gates for harbor and shipyard docks provides systematic coverage on all structural types of hydraulic gates, the selection of gate types, and their advantages and disadvantages. The discussion includes the latest views in new domains, such as environmental impact of hydraulic gate projects, sustainability assessments, relation with the issues of global climate change, handling accidents and calamities, and the bases of asset management. Heavily illustrated, this reference provides a generous amount of case studies based on the author’s own and their colleagues’ experiences from recent projects in Europe, America and other continents. Presents extensive coverage of the operational profiles of hydraulic closures, including gates in navigation locks, movable closures on river weirs, closures of flood barriers, spillway closures and valves, and more Outlines the different structural types of hydraulic gates, including miter gates, vertical lift gates, flap and hinged crest gates, radial gates, rolling and barge gates, sector gates and many other Clearly outlines the selection process for gates for navigation locks, river weirs, flood barriers, hydroelectric plants, shipyard docks and other hydraulic structures Provides comprehensive discussion of design loads and other actions to which hydraulic gates may be subjected during their service life, followed by an overview of analysis methods and tools Addresses the newest challenges and concerns in hydraulic gate projects, such as environmental impact of hydraulic gate projects, risk-based design, sustainability issues, handling accidents and calamities, and gate maintenance in view of asset management Presents the experiences from many recent projects in Europe and America, including the rolling gates in large European sea locks, gates in the Panama Canal new locks, flood barriers in New Orleans and the Netherlands

The Midnight Lock

The Midnight Lock [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525536027
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 490 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9966804


The Midnight Lock by Jeffery Deaver Book Resume:

The "master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People) Jeffery Deaver delivers the latest thriller featuring his beloved protagonists Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs as they search for a criminal whose fascination with breaking locks terrorizes New York City. A woman awakes in the morning to find that someone has picked her apartment’s supposedly impregnable door lock and rearranged personal items, even sitting beside her while she slept. The intrusion, the police learn, is a message to the entire city of carnage to come. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to investigate and soon learn that the sociopathic intruder, who calls himself "the Locksmith,” can break through any lock or security system ever devised. With more victims on the horizon, Rhyme, Sachs and their stable of associates must follow the evidence to the man’s lair… and discover his true mission. Their hunt is interrupted when an internal investigation in the police force uncovers what seems to be a crucial mistake in one of Rhyme's previous cases. He’s fired as a consultant for the NYPD and must risk jail if he investigates the Locksmith case in secret. The Midnight Lock is a roller-coaster read that takes place over just a few days’ time, features surprise after surprise and offers a fascinating look at the esoteric world of lockpicking.

Lock Every Door

Lock Every Door [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524745154
Author: Riley Sager
Publisher: Penguin
File Size: 434 KB
File Format: Pdf
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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager Book Resume:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Looking for a suspense novel that will keep you up until way past midnight? Look no further than Lock Every Door, by Riley Sager.”—Stephen King No visitors. No nights spent elsewhere. No disturbing the rich and famous residents. These are the rules for Jules Larsen’s new job apartment sitting at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile buildings. Recently heartbroken—and just plain broke—Jules is taken in by the splendor and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind. As she gets to know the occupants and staff, Jules is drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who reminds her so much of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew has a dark history hidden beneath its gleaming façade, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story—until the next day when Ingrid seemingly vanishes. Searching for the truth, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s sordid past. But by uncovering the secrets within its walls, Jules exposes herself to untold terrors. Because once you’re in, the Bartholomew doesn’t want you to leave....

Lock-in Fever

Lock-in Fever [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Q
Publisher: Imajinar
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Lock-in Fever by Q Book Resume:

Times are tough for Q’s family: a new virus is spreading around the world like fire! Forced inside for the safety factor, Q’s family is a disaster even indoors! When the authorities have done their thing, will Q be able to survive to see another day, or will the prison time extend? You’ll never know who’ll come out lucky, especially against a microorganism.

Staying the Consumption Course

Staying the Consumption Course [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3658087889
Author: Benjamin Krischan Schulte
Publisher: Springer
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Staying the Consumption Course by Benjamin Krischan Schulte Book Resume:

Benjamin Krischan Schulte develops a process-model of consumer lock-in in service relationships by connecting three areas of research: path dependence, consumer behavior and service relationship marketing. He defines consumer lock-in as a situation of a potentially unaware inability to switch from or exit a consumption process due to entrenchment with increasing barriers on the individual and/or social level. Switching barriers are elaborated as consumer lock-in mechanisms. The resulting process model is outlined and empirically examined in an explorative panel study of a service relationship process in higher education. The author ́s findings support the presence of consumer lock-in in services as an idiosyncratic process of gradual entrapment. The phenomenon has relevance for researchers and practitioners in complex service relationships, where lock-in was found to be a likely occurrence but difficult to grasp.

Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429985216
Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay Book Resume:

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life. Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.

Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment

Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 032163800X
Author: W. Richard Stevens,Stephen A. Rago
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
File Size: 526 KB
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Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment by W. Richard Stevens,Stephen A. Rago Book Resume:

For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment . Now, once again, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work. The new third edition supports today’s leading platforms, reflects new technical advances and best practices, and aligns with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification. Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable. Building on Rich’s pioneering work, he begins with files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O. He also thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC. This edition covers more than seventy new interfaces, including POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, barriers, and POSIX semaphores. Most obsolete interfaces have been removed, except for a few that are ubiquitous. Nearly all examples have been tested on four modern platforms: Solaris 10, Mac OS X version 10.6.8 (Darwin 10.8.0), FreeBSD 8.0, and Ubuntu version 12.04 (based on Linux 3.2). As in previous editions, you’ll learn through examples, including more than ten thousand lines of downloadable, ISO C source code. More than four hundred system calls and functions are demonstrated with concise, complete programs that clearly illustrate their usage, arguments, and return values. To tie together what you’ve learned, the book presents several chapter-length case studies, each reflecting contemporary environments. Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment has helped generations of programmers write code with exceptional power, performance, and reliability. Now updated for today’s systems, this third edition will be even more valuable.

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Managing Your Money, 4th Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Managing Your Money, 4th Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1615643877
Author: Christy Heady,Robert Heady
Publisher: Penguin
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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Managing Your Money, 4th Edition by Christy Heady,Robert Heady Book Resume:

Expert financial columnist Robert K. Heady and financial writer Christy Heady take readers step-by-step through the process of getting their finances under control. With new, updated content for today's post-boom, cautious climate, this author team gives readers the knowledge they need to succeed. New content includes expanded and updated coverage on debt and expense management; updated and additional information on financial law; and up-to-date data based on forecasts, trends, and projected economic recovery. 3 million people have lost their jobs and Americans are in 'personal' debt to a record total of $2 trillion. All-new and updated content on the latest developments in investing, the economy, and the markets.

Rise of the Dragons

Rise of the Dragons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545870798
Author: Angie Sage
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Rise of the Dragons by Angie Sage Book Resume:

Mega bestselling author Angie Sage takes flight with an epic adventure that imagines dragons in the modern world. The first in a thrilling multi-author series.

A Light in the Darkness, a Lock in the Door

A Light in the Darkness, a Lock in the Door [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1728404983
Author: Haiko Hörnig
Publisher: Graphic Universe
File Size: 917 KB
File Format: Pdf
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A Light in the Darkness, a Lock in the Door by Haiko Hörnig Book Resume:

Henrietta Achilles, the heir of a legendary wizard, has a serious plumbing problem. When flooding from the wizard's house threatens to destroy everything around it, Henrietta must rally a group of unlikely allies to stop the deluge. Alongside Captain Booner's soldiers and Nate Flemming's motley bandits, Henrietta travels into the house's depths, a journey that brings danger...and discovery. Soon Henrietta encounters one of her uncle's lost creations—and he's a little suspicious about Henrietta winding up in charge. Meanwhile, secrets from Flemming and Booner's shared past explode into view, and the house's volatile magic threatens to sink the rescue mission...

SEBI Board Meeting: Minimum Lock-in Period for Promoters Post-IPO Relaxed

SEBI Board Meeting: Minimum Lock-in Period for Promoters Post-IPO Relaxed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Taxmann
Publisher: Taxmann Publications Private Limited
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SEBI Board Meeting: Minimum Lock-in Period for Promoters Post-IPO Relaxed by Taxmann Book Resume:

The SEBI Board held its meeting in Mumbai on 06.08.2021, under the chairmanship of Shri Ajay Tyagi. The key decisions taken by the Board include: Relaxation of the lock-in requirements for promoter shareholding in terms of IPO/FPOs; The merger of Share Based Employee Benefits and Sweat Equity Regulations; Reduction in disclosure requirement at the time of IPO; Review of SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015; and Rationalisation of compliance requirements for AIFs. This write-up aims to highlight key takeaways of the decisions taken by the SEBI Board. Drafted by Taxmann’s Editorial Team Key highlights of the SEBI Board Meeting_[Amazon]_August 21.pdf

Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row, Book 3)

Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row, Book 3) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 054565498X
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
File Size: 655 KB
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Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Embassy Row, Book 3) by Ally Carter Book Resume:

New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter returns with the third entry in this runaway series.

Storm Warning (gen:LOCK)

Storm Warning (gen:LOCK) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1338608649
Author: Melissa Scott
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
File Size: 1671 KB
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Storm Warning (gen:LOCK) by Melissa Scott Book Resume:

The first-ever auiobook for gen:LOCK, the hit animated sci-fi series starring Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Fanning, David Tennant, and Maisie Williams!

Ultrafast Physical Processes in Semiconductors

Ultrafast Physical Processes in Semiconductors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780080540955
Publisher: Elsevier
File Size: 764 KB
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Ultrafast Physical Processes in Semiconductors by Book Resume:

Since its inception in 1966, the series of numbered volumes known as Semiconductors and Semimetals has distinguished itself through the careful selection of well-known authors, editors, and contributors. The Willardson and Beer series, as it is widely known, has succeeded in producing numerous landmark volumes and chapters. Not only did many of these volumes make an impact at the time of their publication, but they continue to be well-cited years after their original release. Recently, Professor Eicke R. Weber of the University of California at Berkeley joined as a co-editor of the series. Professor Weber, a well-known expert in the field of semiconductor materials, will further contribute to continuing the series' tradition of publishing timely, highly relevant, and long-impacting volumes. Some of the recent volumes, such as Hydrogen in Semiconductors, Imperfections in III/V Materials, Epitaxial Microstructures, High-Speed Heterostructure Devices, Oxygen in Silicon, and others promise that this tradition will be maintained and even expanded. Reflecting the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field that the series covers, the volumes in Semiconductors and Semimetals have been and will continue to be of great interest to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers in modern industry.

From Europeanisation to Diffusion

From Europeanisation to Diffusion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000112616
Author: Tanja A. Borzel,Thomas Risse
Publisher: Routledge
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From Europeanisation to Diffusion by Tanja A. Borzel,Thomas Risse Book Resume:

This book provides a comprehensive account of the extent to which policies and institutions of the European Union (EU) spread across different contexts. Are the EU’s attempts to transfer its policies and institutions to accession and neighbourhood countries sustainable and effective? To what degree do other regions of the world emulate the EU’s institutional features, what are the mechanisms of, and conditions for, their diffusion? Chapters deal with Europeanization in the new EU member states, particularly in Romania and Bulgaria, in current accession candidates, i.e. the Western Balkans and Turkey, as well the Eastern (Southern Caucasus) and Southern Neighbourhood (Israel and the Maghreb). In addition, authors investigate the diffusion of EU policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The authors place Europeanization studies in the wider context of research on transnational diffusion, and examine the relevant mechanisms and processes, including incentives and capacity-building, socialization and learning as well as functional and normative emulation. Finally, the book discusses what conditions lead to the successful diffusion of European institutions and policies, such as domestic incentives, degrees of (limited) statehood, regime type, and power (a)symmetries. This book was originally published as a special issue of West European Politics.

Experiments And Demonstrations In Physics: Bar-ilan Physics Laboratory (2nd Edition)

Experiments And Demonstrations In Physics: Bar-ilan Physics Laboratory (2nd Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9814434914
Author: Kraftmakher Yaakov
Publisher: World Scientific
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Experiments And Demonstrations In Physics: Bar-ilan Physics Laboratory (2nd Edition) by Kraftmakher Yaakov Book Resume:

A laboratory manual for high schools, colleges, and universities. The second edition contains more than 140 experiments and demonstrations presented in ten chapters: Introductory Experiments (30), Mechanics (11), Molecular Physics (11), Electricity and Magnetism (13), Optics and Atomic Physics (12), Condensed Matter Physics (11), Semiconductors (10), Applied Physics (11), Nobel Prize Experiments (10), and Student Projects (25). All the experiments are illustrated through the results of real measurements. New experiments developed by the author in 2007-2014 are added to this edition.

The Iliad

The Iliad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141920432
Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin UK
File Size: 407 KB
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The Iliad by Homer Book Resume:

'The first great book, and the first great book about the suffering and loss of war' Guardian One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, who refuses to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge - knowing this will ensure his own early death. E. V. Rieu's acclaimed translation of The Iliad was one of the first titles published in Penguin Classics, and now has classic status itself. Originally translated by E. V. RIEU Revised and updated by PETER JONES with D. C. H. RIEU Edited with an Introduction and notes by PETER JONES

Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations

Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230392830
Author: J. Sydow,G. Schreyögg
Publisher: Springer
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Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations by J. Sydow,G. Schreyögg Book Resume:

Management and organization research has rediscovered individual agency, innovation and entrepreneurship. As such, there is a risk of overlooking the power of self-reinforcing processes in and among organizations. This volume redirects attention to these processes, including: escalating commitment, organizational imprinting and path dependence.

Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets

Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351161393
Author: Peter Forsyth
Publisher: Routledge
File Size: 412 KB
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Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets by Peter Forsyth Book Resume:

Prior to liberalization, there was little scope for predatory behaviour in the aviation market. However, following deregulation, new entrants sought to compete with entrenched incumbents. Low-cost carriers (LCCs) gained significant market share, which in turn provoked many different kinds of defensive response. Having put pressure on established carriers, low-cost airlines are themselves feeling the pressure of competition from new operators. While it is normal and natural for airlines to react to competition - modifying their services, the ways in which they offer them and their prices - when does aggressive commercial behaviour go too far and become predation? This book considers what exactly is meant by 'predation' in the aviation environment, and explores the strategies LCCs adopt in order to gain market share, as well as the strategies of the established airlines in response to competition from new entrants to the market. It also addresses the key question of what competition policy should do to ensure intensive competition. Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets brings together contributions from around the world, from airlines, government agencies, leading academics and consultants, providing a wealth of perspectives on a business practice crucial to airline survival.

The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation

The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782548521
Author: Harald Bathelt,Patrick Cohendet,Sebastian Henn,Laurent Simon
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
File Size: 1329 KB
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The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation by Harald Bathelt,Patrick Cohendet,Sebastian Henn,Laurent Simon Book Resume:

This unique Companion provides a comprehensive overview and critical evaluation of existing conceptualizations and new developments in innovation research. It draws on multiple perspectives of innovation, knowledge and creativity from economics, geography, history, management, political science and sociology. The Companion brings together leading scholars to reflect upon innovation as a concept (Part I), innovation and institutions (Part II), innovation and creativity (Part III), innovation, networking and communities (Part IV), innovation in permanent spatial settings (Part V), innovation in temporary, virtual and open settings (Part VI), innovation, entrepreneurship and market making (Part VII), and the governance and management of innovation (Part VIII).