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SS Great Britain

By Helen Doe
  • Writer : Helen Doe
  • Isbn : 1445684527
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Transportation
  • Review Counts : 347
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The story of Brunel's most famous ship and the people who knew her, using new archive sources

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  • Pdf File: a-kill-in-the-morning.pdf

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‘I don’t like killing, but I’m good at it. Murder isn’t so bad from a distance, just shapes popping up in my scope. Close-up work though – a garrotte around a target’s neck or a knife in their heart – it’s not for me. Too much empathy, that’s my problem. Usually. But not today. Today is different . . . ‘ The year is 1955 and something is very wrong with the world. It is fourteen years since Churchill died and the Second World War ended. In occupied Europe, Britain fights a cold war against a nuclear-armed Nazi Germany. In Berlin the Gestapo is on the trail of a beautiful young resistance fighter, and the head of the SS is plotting to dispose of an ailing Adolf Hitler and restart the war against Britain and her empire. Meanwhile, in a secret bunker hidden deep beneath the German countryside, scientists are experimenting with a force far beyond their understanding. Into this arena steps a nameless British assassin, on the run from a sinister cabal within his own government, and planning a private war against the Nazis. And now the fate of the world rests on a single kill in the morning . . .

Munich

By Robert Harris
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Isbn Code : 0735273537
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 171
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September 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. As Chamberlain’s plane judders across the Channel and the Fürher’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries, Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven’t seen one another since they were last in Munich together six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work

By Martin Brook
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1136405143
  • Number of Pages : 382
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 505
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Estimators need to understand the consequences of entering into a contract, often defined by complex conditions and documents, as well as to appreciate the technical requirements of the project. Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work explains the job of the estimator through every key stage, from early cost studies to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. This new edition reflects recent developments in the field such as new tendering and procurement methods; the move from basic estimating to cost-planning and the greater emphasis placed on partnering and collaborative working. It also includes changes to pricing, rates, terminology and technology to bring the book completely up-to date. Clearly-written and illustrated with examples, notes and technical documentation the book is ideal for students on construction-related courses needing to understand these essential processes or professionals beginning in industry.

Exercises in Modules and Rings

By T.Y. Lam
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn Code : 0387488995
  • Number of Pages : 414
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 361
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This volume offers a compendium of exercises of varying degree of difficulty in the theory of modules and rings. It is the companion volume to GTM 189. All exercises are solved in full detail. Each section begins with an introduction giving the general background and the theoretical basis for the problems that follow.

Papers from the 7th International Conference on Historical Linguistics

By Anna Giacalone Ramat,Onofrio Carruba,Giuliano Bernini
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 9027279071
  • Number of Pages : 672
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 415
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These papers, deriving from the 7th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) in Pavia in 1984, provide an overview of the current status of research in this field. They clearly show that new issues are emerging in the theory of linguistic change which tend to incorporate non-autonomous principles like naturalness in phonetic processes, the influence of socio-cultural settings and discourse pragmatics.

Biblica

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  • Publisher : Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages :
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  • Reviews : 483
  • Pdf File: biblica.pdf

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European Congress of Mathematics

By Carles Casacuberta,Rosa Maria Miro-Roig,Joan Verdera,Sebastia Xambo-Descamps
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  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Isbn Code : 3034882688
  • Number of Pages : 582
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 535
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This is the first volume of the proceedings of the third European Congress of Mathematics. Volume I presents the speeches delivered at the Congress, the list of lectures, and short summaries of the achievements of the prize winners as well as papers by plenary and parallel speakers. The second volume collects articles by prize winners and speakers of the mini-symposia. This two-volume set thus gives an overview of the state of the art in many fields of mathematics and is therefore of interest to every professional mathematician. Contributors: R. Ahlswede, V. Bach, V. Baladi, J. Bruna, N. Burq, X. Cabré, P.J. Cameron, Z. Chatzidakis, C. Ciliberto, G. Dal Maso, J. Denef, R. Dijkgraaf, B. Fantechi, H. Föllmer, A.B. Goncharov, A. Grigor'yan, M. Harris, R. Iturriaga, K. Johansson, K. Khanin, P. Koskela, H.W. Lenstra, Jr., F. Loeser, Y.I. Manin, N.S. Manton, Y. Meyer, I. Moerdijk, E.M. Opdam, T. Peternell, B.M.A.G. Piette, A. Reznikov, H. Schlichtkrull, B. Schmidt, K. Schmidt, C. Simó, B. Tóth, E. van den Ban, M.-F. Vignéras, O. Viro.

Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks

By Liehuang Zhu,Sheng Zhong
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 981108890X
  • Number of Pages : 524
  • Category : Computers
  • Reviews : 523
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2017, held in Beijing, China, in December 2017. The 39 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 145 submissions. The papers address issues such as multi-hop wireless networks and wireless mesh networks; sensor and actuator networks; vehicle ad hoc networks; mobile social network; delay tolerant networks and opportunistic networking; cyber-physical systems; internet of things; system modeling and performance analysis; routing and network protocols; data transport and management in mobile networks; resource management and wireless QoS provisioning; security and privacy; cross layer design and optimization; novel applications and architectures.

Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology

By George E. Totten
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn Code : 1420085271
  • Number of Pages : 982
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 769
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Detailing the major developments of the last decade, the Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology, Second Edition updates the original and remains the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the subject. With all chapters either revised (in some cases, completely) or expanded to account for new developments, this book sets itself apart by approa

Red Inferno: 1945

By Robert Conroy
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn Code : 0345519620
  • Number of Pages : 366
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 330
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In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode. To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if “Uncle Joe” had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany. Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army. From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S. military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin’s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict. With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans—but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust—Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority. Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America’s ultimate and most secret weapon.