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No Time for Tears: Sequel to Forever Friends

  10/02/2012       Sharpe235      0 Comments

The brave women who risked it all, endured untold hardships and struggled to the very end of their lives, are the unsung heroines of the settling of the west. This book records the stories of five such women.Letters, diaries, photographs, souvenir programs, carefully preserved over the years, provides research as the author reaches into a family heirloom trunk to bring you the sequel to Forever Friends.Dr. Amelia Martin gives birth to her son while living in the shelter of a minors shack. Homesteaders lay claim to the land and the water. Women become overnight widows as violence erupts over mining claims.A town rises up as if by magic among the prickly pear cactus, sage brush and wild animals. Businessmen, miners, teachers, cowboy, ministers, soiled doves and families all share a common bond: survival of the fittest.Five years pass quickly. Amelia, wanting the best education for her son, returns to Virginia. Soon those years of separation stretch to twenty-five years.A reunion enlightens the families of how that time was spent. Contrasts between lifestyles are illuminated.Joseph meets cousins, works as a field hand, learns to milk a cow, and discovers the daily routine of hard work for homesteaders and ranchers.Will Joseph want to return to his Virginia life or will he decide to return to his birthplace?

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Computer Graphics: Theory and Applications

  10/02/2012       s7anislav40      0 Comments

This book is an extensive treatise on the most up-to-date advances in computer graphics technology and its applications. Both in business and industrial areas as well as in research and development, you will see in this book an incredible devel opment of new methods and tools for computer graphics. They play essential roles in enhancing the productivity and quality of human work through computer graph ics and applications. Extensive coverage of the diverse world of computer graphics is the privilege of this book, which is the Proceedings of InterGraphics 83. This was a truly interna tional computer graphics conference and exhibit, held in Tokyo, April 11-14, 1983, sponsored by the World Computer Grpphics Association (WCGA) and organized by the Japan Management Association (JMA) in cooperation with . CM-SIGGRAPH. InterGraphics has over 15 thousands participants. This book consists of seven Chapters. The first two chapters are on the basics of computer graphics, and the remaining five chapters are dedicated to typical appli cation areas of computer graphics. Chapter 1 contains four papers on graphics techniques. Techniques to generate jag free images, to simulate digital logic, to display free surfaces and to interact with 3 dimensional (3D) shaded graphics are presented. Chapter 2 covers graphics standards and 3D models in five papers. Two papers discuss the CORE standard and the GKS standard. Three papers de scribe various 3D models and their evaluations.

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Redirect. Noua știință a schimbării psihologice

  10/02/2012       werterz1      0 Comments

Why might some sex education programs result in more teen pregnancies? Why did reading that self-help book make you feel less happy? Whats the best way to recover from trauma? Can we actually improve our lives by redirecting our thinking? We tell ourselves stories to make sense of the world. These stories ultimately determine if we will lead healthy, productive lives or get into trouble. Renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson proposes a radical new view: although these stories can be very hard to change, they can change--surprisingly quickly--if tweaked in the right way. He considers a broad range of problems, exposes failed attempts to solve them, and reframes them with new stories. Scientifically tested, his practical advice and simple techniques have been found to bring about real results including enhanced happiness, personal meaning, and social progress.

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Fundido a blanco

  10/02/2012       misfits7      0 Comments

Sabrina está harta de todo. Su situación familiar es insoportable y los recuerdos del pasado la atormentan. Un día se da cuenta de que no puede más y decide escaparse de casa y coger el primer autobús para alejarse de allí. ¿Qué hará después? No tiene la menor idea.Pero no tiene tiempo de decidir porque, minutos después de abandonar su casa, dos desconocidos la raptan. Y por si no fuese suficiente con el secuestro, unos enemigos misteriosos (y armados) persiguen a Sabrina y sus captores. Milagrosamente, los tres consiguen escapar, y la protagonista termina en un lugar llamado Corporación Entelequia, que al parecer tiene unos planes literalmente increíbles para ella.Seguir leyendo: http://www.eltemplodelasmilpuertas.co...

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Microbial Pathogenesis: Infection and Immunity

  10/02/2012       ashejektkjgggfcd      0 Comments

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Microbial Pathogenesis: Infection and Immunity
 
by
Uday Kishore

The book starts with dissecting mechanisms underlying viral immune evasion via exploiting the host complement system by vaccinia virus, and by modulating the type 1 interferon response by RNA viruses. Yet another chapter looks into how viroporins expressed by different families of viruses causing influenza A virus, SARS, hepatitis C and HIV interact with several cellular pathways. Understanding of these mechanisms can aid the development of novel potential anti viral targets. The chapter on tuberculosis discusses the emerging importance of the innate immune mechanisms against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and latency. This book has a strong focus on fungal pathogenesis and immunity, starting with virulence and host factors that attain great importance in candidiasis and associated escape tricks ofseriously opportunistic fungi. Two chapters on Aspergillus fumigatus elaborate on the pathogenic mechanisms: first discussing A. fumigatus airway epithelium interaction, followed by fungal and host factors that are paramount in the development of allergic and invasive aspergillosis. In the subsequent chapter, there is a general discussion on the innate and adaptive immune responses against primary and opportunistic fungal pathogens.

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When Mountains Walked

  10/02/2012       76561197995585468      0 Comments

Named a Best Young American Novelist by GRANTA, Kate Wheeler received numerous awards and the highest critical acclaim for her story collection, NOT WHERE I STARTED FROM. Francine Prose wrote, This is a book you mention to your friends . . . Wheeler is a writer to follow, wherever she chooses to travel. In her much anticipated first novel, Wheeler takes readers to opposite ends of the earth in a story of passions that weaves together past and present. WHEN MOUNTAINS WALKED tells of two parallel love affairs, years apart, in places as remote as the deepest canyon in the world, as vast as the Indian desert. In the 1940s, Althea Baines follows her seismologist husband to the heart of the Indian subcontinent to trace the origins of earthquakes. Here, awakening to a form of spirituality she had never imagined, she eventually finds solace with a Hindu priest. Years later, her granddaughter Maggie follows her own idealistic husband to a canyon in central Peru to set up a health clinic. Alive to the culture and the place, Maggie falls recklessly in love with a revolutionary leader and follows him on an apocalyptic trip into the rain forest. The lives of the older and younger woman echo and illuminate each other as each gets swept up in her own time by powerful forces. This is a novel about love and compromise, about the difficulties of establishing an identity in the midst of extravagant desires. Like Wheelers short stories, WHEN MOUNTAINS WALKED features American women seeking love and enlightenment in distant parts of the world. As the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW said of her, Wheeler has a capacity for compressing the insights of cross-cultural dislocation into deliciously memorable epiphanies. Romantic and wise, evocative and compassionate, WHEN MOUNTAINS WALKED reaffirms Kate Wheelers reputation as one of our most captivating writers.

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The Day to Remember(A Night to Forget #2)

  10/02/2012       ridead      0 Comments

New Adult Contemporary Romance **Mature Content** Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations. The Day to Remember is the second book in the two-book series, Emmas Story. The first book in the series, A Night to Forget is currently available. What happens when the dream is over and reality sets in? When Emma Anderson meets and falls in love with the man from her dreams--the deep-dimpled and incredibly gorgeous Brandon Fisher--she wasnt expecting her heart to be broken by him and his complicated life. But despite Brandons baggage, the inextricable pull Emma and Brandon feel for one another seems strong enough to keep them together. Just when Emma thinks she can have a happily-ever-after with Brandon, a dark secret from her past threatens Emmas chances at true happiness with Brandon--a secret so dark and hidden that even her best friends dont know about it. Will Emma and Brandons love be strong enough to withstand the external factors that seem to pull them apart, or will Emmas dream man be nothing but just that--a dream?

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Ninety-Five Nights of Listening

  10/02/2012       machief      0 Comments

Malinda Markhams peoms are inspired in part by her fascination with Japanese language, art, and literature. Her reactions to and interpretations of that countrys history, culture, and people are in these verses, echoing with the voices and silences of women across time. Markham imagines the experiences of many women: a geisha laments her past in Geisha Considered as Making, as a mother laments for her daughters future in Yield to This. Markham is intrigued with how language tries but ultimately fails to hold memory in place. She grapples with the translation of words and feeling and shows how this failure also brings a searching for belief - a word that repeats throughout these poems - in a world that cannot allow it. Writes Cole Swenson, Markhams language has the delicacy of the fine bones of the inner ear; it is, itself, a form of listening - to insects, birds, traffic, to the world. Her listening brings things into being, catching the nuances of change, from season to season, culture to culture, impression to language. This is a radiant collection.

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