The Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2012

Author: C.E. Lukather
ISBN: 1300338598
Page: N.A
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The Best Science Writing Online 2012

Author: Bora Zivkovic,Jennifer Ouellette
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709858
Category: Science
Page: 352
View: 3108
Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 will change the way we think about science— from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates. Featuring noted authors and journalists as well as the brightest up-and-comers writing today, this collection provides a comprehensive look at the fascinating, innovative, and trailblazing scientific achievements and breakthroughs of 2011, along with elegant and thoughtprovoking new takes on favorite topics. This is the sixth anthology of online essays edited by Bora Zivkovic, the blogs editor at Scientific American, and with each new edition, Zivkovic expands his fan base and creates a surge of excitement about upcoming compilations. Now everyone's favorite collection will reach new horizons and even more readers. Guest-edited and with an introduction by the renowned science author and blogger Jennifer Ouellette, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 marries cutting-edge science with dynamic writing that will inspire us all.

The Novels of Alex Miller

An Introduction
Author: Robert Dixon
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742696287
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 5169
One of Australia's most respected novelists, Alex Miller's writing is both popular and critically well-received. He is twice winner of Australia's premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award. He has said that writing is his way of 'locating connections' and his work is known for its deeply empathic engagement with relationships and cultures. This collection explores his early and later works, including Miller's best-known novels, The Ancestor Game, Journey to the Stone Country, Lovesong and Autumn Laing. Contributors examine his intricately constructed plots, his interest in the nature of home and migration, the representation in his work of Australian history and culture, and key recurring themes including art and Aboriginal issues. Also included is a memoir, illustrated by photographs from his personal collection, in which Alex Miller reflects on his writing life. With contributions from leading critics including Raimond Gaita, Peter Pierce, Ronald A. Sharp, Brenda Walker, Elizabeth Webby and Geordie Williamson, this collection is the first substantial critical analysis of Alex Miller's work. It is an invaluable resource for anyone teaching and studying contemporary Australian literature.

The Best Business Writing 2012

Author: Dean Starkman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231160739
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 439
View: 8931
Collects several inestigative reports on the business world, including the investigation into News of the World, an account of the consequences of the deregulation of medicine, and the legacy of Alan Greenspan.

Rough Justice

The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross
Author: Alex Ross
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781166086
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Page: 224
View: 2139
Alex Ross opens his private sketchbooks to reveal his astonishing pencil and ink drawings of DC Comics characters, including Batman and Superman, nearly all of them appearing in print here for the first time in paperback. Illuminating everything is the artist's own commentary, written expressly for this book. A must-have for anyone interested in masterly comic book illustration.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013

Author: Mircea Pitici
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400847990
Category: Mathematics
Page: 272
View: 7237
This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. Here Philip Davis offers a panoramic view of mathematics in contemporary society; Terence Tao discusses aspects of universal mathematical laws in complex systems; Ian Stewart explains how in mathematics everything arises out of nothing; Erin Maloney and Sian Beilock consider the mathematical anxiety experienced by many students and suggest effective remedies; Elie Ayache argues that exchange prices reached in open market transactions transcend the common notion of probability; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a foreword by esteemed mathematical physicist Roger Penrose and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed.

Real Food Fermentation

Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen
Author: Alex Lewin
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592537847
Category: COOKING
Page: 176
View: 7815
Fermentation is one of the earliest forms of natural food preservation, and without it, our beloved vegetables, fruits, grains, and milk would be heaps of moldy abundance after the harvest. Learn how to turn simple ingredients into health goldmines such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, and more in this flavorful book. Author and health strategist Alex Lewin empowers you with the tools, techniques, instructions, and delicious recipes to make all fermented foods at home in this essential book for your culinary library. Inside, you’ll find recipes for making coleslaws, preserved lemons, ceviche, vinegars, yogurt, and more. The science, art, and craft of fermenting foods are also explained in meaningful detail. Learn how to choose and prepare only the best, freshest ingredients for all your kitchen fermenting projects with Real Food Fermentation.

Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012

Author: Ken Siri,Tony Lyons
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616082526
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
View: 5883
Collects the latest information on autism research, therapies, evaluations, and treatment centers.

The American Presidents Ranked by Performance, 1789–2012, 2d ed.

Author: Charles F. Faber,Richard B. Faber
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786492775
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 299
View: 3830
This is a revision and an updating of the first edition, published in 2000. Presidents from Washington to Obama (not included are William Henry Harrison and James A. Garfield because of very short terms) are rated in five categories: Foreign Relations, Domestic Programs, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations, Leadership and Decision Making, and Presidential Comportment. Each president is evaluated on his effectiveness in each area and a final analysis is provided for the scores combined. The presidents are then ranked overall. The most overrated and underrated chief executives are identified. Each entry includes biographical and political information, as well as an analysis of their overall behavior and status.

The Remington Registry of Outstanding Professionals 2011-2012

"Inspiring the Youth of America"
Author: J Alex Ficarra
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477263780
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 838
View: 2741
Undoubtedly growing up during the Vietnam War, water gate and gas shortages can have a profound effect on a child. Also being the son of immigrant parents most certainly can lead to a traumatizing clash of cultures and the understanding of right and wrong. With that being said the Remington Company gave me the honor of a lifetime by letting me express my thoughts in unison with telling the brilliant stories of professionals around the world. As I wrote endlessly 24 hours a day I realized that our world is full of hope and real promise. I realized that it wasnt about war, ideology and the pursuit of global domination. I realized that in the pages of this great book great things were about to happen if only these stories can be made public. I realized that I had the opportunity of a lifetime by expressing the Humanitarian attributes that these professionals continually made. After many years of writing I realized that the Remington Company had a distinct and noble purpose and perhaps we could not change the present but we could certainly try to change our future. With that we created our Mentorship Program which gets these prolific stories out to the children. We wrote the stories with zest but never crossed the line of respect or dignity. We wished to capture the hearts of our audience and prove to them that giving was not an option but more so our duty as life forms on our planet. Today our book has a theme Inspiring the youth of America. This theme was our way of telling the world Lets hold hands and prepare our children for a better life. today I continue to write for the Registry. My life has irrevocably changed for the better. I volunteer for any thing all the time. I enjoy moments of quiet and the appreciation of our environment. I read these biographies in amazement as everyone else does and it never seems to get uneventful. Either way I sincerely hope you enjoy these biographies and use them to strengthen your spirit and confidence about our existence as a species on this planet. I patiently wait for divine intervention in order to write my next biography and am happy to serve the brilliant members of the Remington Registry of Outstanding Professionals.

Alex Miller: the ruin of time

Author: Robert Dixon
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1743324073
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 229
View: 8358
Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time is the first sole-authored critical survey of the respected Australian novelist's eleven novels. While these books are immediately accessible to the general reading public, they are manifestly works of high literary seriousness - substantial, technically masterful and assured, intricately interconnected, and of great imaginative, intellectual and ethical weight. Among his many prizes and awards, Alex Miller has twice won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, for The Ancestor Game in 1993, and Journey to the Stone Country in 2003; the Commonwealth Writers' prize, also for The Ancestor Game in 1993; and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize, for Conditions of Faith in 2001 and Lovesong in 2011. He received a Centenary Medal in 2001 and the Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2012. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Having published his eleventh novel, Coal Creek, in 2013 - which won the Victorian Premier's Fiction Award in 2014 - Miller is currently writing an autobiographical memoir with the working title 'Horizons'.

Alex and the Amazing Time Machine

Author: Rich Cohen
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 146681604X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
View: 7203
Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid—except for the fact that his IQ borders on genius, and he loves to read books on vortexes and time travel. But when two angry hit men kidnap his big brother Steven, Alex's life changes fast. Inventing a time machine (using an iPod, mirrors, duct tape, and a laser pointer) is only half the battle. With the help of the time-bending Dingus, Alex and his best friend Todd must travel back in time to collect clues, outwit the bad guys, and race against the clock to save his family from total oblivion.

Northern Illinois University 2012

Author: Alex Aguilar
Publisher: College Prowler
ISBN: 1427498105
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Cammie and Alex's Adventures with the Skateland Monster

Author: Olga Jaffae
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781621477747
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 427
View: 2969
Even before she reached the rink, Cammie knew something wasn't right. 'What's wrong? Why are the police here?' Coach Ferguson's pale blue eyes narrowed. 'Cammie, didn't you hear the announcement? A skater is missing.' Every skater in Skateland is excited about the upcoming show devoted to the history of figure skating. Except Cammie. She hates practicing boring figures and participating in an old-fashioned group number. But when Cammie's roommatethe show's star performergoes missing during the dress rehearsal, Cammie is ignited with passion to rescue her friend at all cost. She learns of a magical skating history book that can transport people back in time. Cammie suspects foul play by the evil skating witches and, with the help of her best friend Alex, travels back into time to rescue the missing skater before it's too late. Readers will love learning ice-skating history as Cammie and Alex travel to sixteenth-century Holland and nineteenth-century England, meeting famous skaters such as Jackson Haines, Sonja Henie, and Ulrich Salchow. Will this be the end of Cammie, Alex and their friend? You will find the answer in Cammie and Alex's Adventures in Skating History, Olga Jaffae's third book in the Skateland series.


Author: Alex Miller
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742378862
Category: Man-woman relationships
Page: 354
View: 9812
Seeking shelter in a Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm, John Patterner meets the exotic Sabiha and his carefully mapped life changes forever. Alex Miller's brilliantly realised, multi-award winning novel tells the deeply moving story of their lives together, and of how each came undone by desire. Now in paperback.

University of Notre Dame 2012

Author: Alex Barker
Publisher: College Prowler
ISBN: 1427496722
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Fred Basset Yearbook 2012

Author: Alex Graham
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 0857657364
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 112
View: 2718
Britain‛s best-loved canine hero for almost half a century returns in another annual collection of the best from the Daily Mail ‛s popular strip. With humour drier than a dog biscuit, Fred‛s cheeky antics and his astute comments on modern life will keep you entertained all year.

Alex (Un caso del comandante Camille Verhoeven 2)

Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: ALFAGUARA
ISBN: 8420479861
Category: Fiction
Page: 392
View: 5485
NO APTO PARA LECTORES SENSIBLES Segunda y formidable entrega de la serie del comandante Verhoeven. La gran novela que supuso el inicio de la fulgurante carrera internacional de Lemaitre. Han pasado varios años desde el caso del asesino en serie que trastocó para siempre su vida, y el comandante Camille Verhoeven aún no se ha repuesta del todo cuando un nuevo desafío vuelve a implicarlo personal y profesionalmente: Alex, una mujer de treinta años, ha desaparecido. No es una mujer cualquiera, y Verhoeven, sin sospechosos ni pistas, debe adentrarse en la investigación de su personalidad para poder encontrarla, mientras ella agoniza en un almacén abandonado. Cada minuto que pasa puede ser el último. Y él no se lo perdonaría nunca. El autor de Vestido de novia e Irène vuelve a sacudirnos con este thriller escalofriante, una trama diabólica e imprevisible que lo confirma como el rey de la novela negra. Alex catapultó a Lemaitre a la fama internacional, al ser aclamado como el sucesor de Stieg Larsson; hoy su estilo es reconocido como único e inconfundible y cuenta con una legión de seguidores. Uno de los mejores libros del año según el Financial Times, en proceso de adaptación al cine, ganador del Dagger Award y del Premio de Lectores de Novela Negra de Livre de Poche. Por el ganador del Premio Goncourt, del Premio de Novela Negra Europea y del Premio Best Novel Valencia Negra, con más de medio millón de lectores. La crítica ha dicho... «Evito leer novelas traducidas, pero leí a Pierre Lemaitre: un autor de novelas de suspense realmente excelente.» Stephen King «Intriga, tensión medida, precisión psicológica y desasosiego de la mano de otro gran autor entre la novela negra francesa.» Culturamas «Dura y espeluznante (¡ay del que no soporte las ratas!) y con buenos (y odiosos) personajes.» Lilian Neuman, Cultura/s, La Vanguardia «Lemaitre impide dormir con esta historia aclamada como una obra maestra.» Tiempo «Cincuenta por ciento suspense, cincuenta por ciento investigación, cien por cien magnífica.» Le Figaro «Una capacidad original y absorbente para generar incredulidad en el lector.» Jurado del Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award «Lemaitre es, hoy por hoy, el mejor y más en forma novelista noir galo, un tipo capaz de pisarle los talones al maestro (Banville) Black.» Laura Fernández, El Cultural «La trilogía "Verhoeven" se lee de un tirón y desprende una melancolía notable por un minipoli adorable y la raza humana en general. No se la pierdan.» Ramón de España, El Periódico de Catalunya

The Quinnipiac Barnacle: 2012-2013

Author: The Quinnipiac Barnacle Staff
ISBN: 1304010945
Page: N.A
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Wagner College 2012

Author: Alex Videll
Publisher: College Prowler
ISBN: 1427496358
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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