Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Quarry is a pro in the murder business. When the man he works for becomes a target himself, Quarry is sent South to remove a traitor in the ranks. But in this wide-open city – with sin everywhere, and betrayal around every corner – Quarry must make the most dangerous choice of his deadly career: who to kill?
Die OECD in Zahlen und Fakten 2009 ist die fünfte Ausgabe des umfassenden, dynamischen statistischen Jahrbuchs der OECD mit über 100 Indikatoren zu einem breiten Spektrum von Themen: Wirtschaft, Landwirtschaft, Bildung, Energie, Umwelt, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Gesundheit und Lebensqualität, Industrie, Information und Kommunikation, Bevölkerung/Erwerbsbevölkerung, Handel und Investitionen, Besteuerung, öffentliche Ausgaben und FuE. Das Sonderkapitel der Ausgabe 2009 ist dem Thema Ungleichheit gewidmet. Aufgezeigt werden Daten für alle OECD-Mitgliedsländer, ergänzt durch regionale Gesamtwerte, sowie Daten für ausgewählte Nicht-OECD-Volkswirtschaften. Für jeden Indikator ist eine Doppelseite vorgesehen. Auf der linken Seite befindet sich in Textform eine kurze Einführung, gefolgt von einer detaillierten Definition des Indikators, Anmerkungen zur Vergleichbarkeit der Daten, einer Beurteilung der langfristigen Trends des jeweiligen Indikators sowie einer Liste mit Hinweisen auf weitere Informationen über den Indikator. Die rechte Seite enthält eine Tabelle und eine Abbildung, die die Kernaussagen der Daten auf einen Blick erkennen lässt. Jede Tabelle ist mit einem dynamischen Link (StatLink) ausgestattet, der den Leser zu einer Internetseite führt, auf der die entsprechenden Daten im Excel-Format verfügbar sind.
The analysis of a traffic accident requires additional knowledge that is not normally taught during the university education. Therefore, the analysis of road accidents usually is performed by specialized experts. The knowledge required for this was published in the early 80s in a previous German edition of this book. Now a team of authors created the long overdue update. The authors are experts in their field and make their knowledge available in a contemporary representation. In this computer-aided methods of work are taken into accountas as well. Content Accident survey - instrumentation - data for the calculation - kinematics - driving operation - kinetics - dynamics - information perception - speed calculation - collision mechanics - pedestrian - bicycle - cars - commercial vehicles - rollovers - rail based vehicles - biomechanics - occupant motion - simulation - animation Target groups Experts in accident reconstruction and damage assessment Traffic judges, prosecutors, lawyers Vehicle engineers Traffic police in training Insurance professionals in the claims settlement Insurance adjusters
In the Evil Day
Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Cold War is long dead but the trade in deceit and lies is still running hot. In Hamburg, John Anselm is hiding from the ghosts he has left behind in foreign war zones. He spends his days working for a surveillance firm. At night he drinks too much, paranoid about the suspicions he glimpses in the eyes of strangers. In London, Caroline Wishart calls herself an exposé journalist. The story she has stumbled on could make her career - or is she playing somebody else's game? Into both their lives comes ex-mercenary Con Niemand, bearing an explosive secret, a secret with the power to topple governments and destroy them all. A powerful and compelling thriller, In the Evil Day conjures a world where information is more dangerous than explosives and secrets are more important than human life.
The Saffron Kitchen
Author: Yasmin Crowther
In a powerful debut novel that moves between the crowded streets of London and the desolate mountains of Iran, Yasmin Crowther paints a stirring portrait of a family shaken by events from decades ago and worlds away. On a rainy day in London the dark secrets and troubled past of Maryam Mazar surface violently, with tragic consequences for her daughter, Sara, and her newly orphaned nephew. Maryam leaves her English husband and family and returns to the remote Iranian village where her story began. In a quest to piece their life back together, Sara follows her mother and finally learns the terrible price Maryam once had to pay for her freedom, and of the love she left behind. Set against the breathtaking beauty of two very different places, this stunning family drama transcends culture and is, at its core, a rich and haunting narrative about mothers and daughters.
Journey Through Swabia
Author: Tina Herzig, Maria Mill, Horst Herzig
Publisher: Verlagshaus Wurzburg Gmbh & Company Kg
Delving between the River Lech and the Black Forest, this guide ventures through the “kingdom of Swabia.” The German region’s history is explored, describing how it has produced such names of renown as Emperor Barbarossa, who ruled the land as King Friedrich III, and his grandson Friedrich II, the “child of Apulia.” The city of Ulm is celebrated as a former leader, heading a Swabian League of proud, free imperial cities, while Augsburg is revered as the previous hub of world trade, powered by the economic endeavors of the Fugger and Welser families. This glorious past is revealed to be visible in the present day, still manifested in the former duchy’s many castles and palaces and in the area’s churches and monasteries. Showcasing a spectacular landscape characterized by the wildly romantic valleys of the Neckar and Danube rivers and the giddy heights of the Swabian Alb, this guide also comments on the region’s culinary delights, thinkers and writers, and baroque architecture.
The American Lady
Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth. While Marie finds herself increasingly swept up in New York City's bohemian social scene—catching the eye of a handsome young Italian in the process—Wanda explores a past she never knew in the village of her mother's youth—and begins to build a life that she never expected. A sweeping tale that takes readers from the small town of Lauscha to the skyscrapers of New York and the sun-kissed coast of Italy,The American Lady is a tribute to the enduring power of family and what we'll do in the name of love.