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The Crossing

By Michael Connelly
  • Writer : Michael Connelly
  • Isbn : 0316225894
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 106
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-crossing.pdf

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In this "tense" thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal). Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup. Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him. Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

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  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 273
  • Pdf File: crossing-the-congo.pdf

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In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan. Traversing 2,500 miles of the toughest terrain on the planet in a twenty-five year-old Land Rover, they faced repeated challenges, from kleptocracy and fire ants to non-existent roads and intense suspicion from local people. Through imagination and teamwork -- including building rafts and bridges, conducting makeshift surgery in the jungle and playing tribal politics -- they got through. But the Congo is raw, and the journey took an unexpected psychological toll on them all. Crossing the Congo is an offbeat travelogue, a story of friendship and what it takes to complete a great journey against tremendous odds, and an intimate look into one of the world's least-developed and most fragile states, told with humor and sensitivity.

Pilgrimage, Politics and Place-Making in Eastern Europe

By Dr Mario Katić,Professor John Eade
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  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Isbn Code : 1472415949
  • Number of Pages : 204
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 471
  • Pdf File: pilgrimage-politics-and-place-making-in-eastern-europe.pdf

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Since the beginning of the anthropology of pilgrimage, scant attention has been paid to pilgrimage and pilgrim places in central, eastern and south-eastern Europe. Seeking to address such a deficit, this book brings together scholars from central, eastern and south-eastern Europe to explore the crossing of borders in terms of the relationship between pilgrimage and politics, and the role which this plays in the process of both sacred and secular place-making. With contributions from a range of established and new academics, including anthropologists, historians and ethnologists, Pilgrimage, Politics and Place-Making in Eastern Europe presents a fascinating collection of case studies and discussions of religious, political and secular pilgrimage across the region.

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence

By Andre Ponce de Leon F. de Carvalho,Sara Rodríguez-González,Juan F. De Paz Santana,Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn Code : 3642148832
  • Number of Pages : 702
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 258
  • Pdf File: distributed-computing-and-artificial-intelligence.pdf

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The International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intel- gence (DCAI ́10) is an annual forum that brings together past experience, current work and promising future trends associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and their application to provide efficient solutions to real problems. This symposium is organized by the Biomedicine, Intelligent System and Edu- tional Technology Research Group (http://bisite. usal. es/) of the University of - lamanca. The present edition has been held at the Polytechnic University of - lencia, from 7 to 10 September 2010, within the Congreso Español de Informática (CEDI 2010). Technology transfer in this field is still a challenge, with a large gap between academic research and industrial products. This edition of DCAI aims at contributing to reduce this gap, with a stimulating and productive forum where these communities can work towards future cooperation with social and econo- cal benefits. This conference is the forum in which to present application of in- vative techniques to complex problems. Artificial intelligence is changing our - ciety. Its application in distributed environments, such as internet, electronic commerce, environment monitoring, mobile communications, wireless devices, distributed computing, to cite some, is continuously increasing, becoming an e- ment of high added value with social and economic potential, both industry, life quality and research. These technologies are changing constantly as a result of the large research and technical effort being undertaken in universities, companies.

Mathematical Combinatorics, Vol. 4/2012

By Linfan Mao
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  • Publisher : Infinite Study
  • Isbn Code : 1599732114
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reviews : 347
  • Pdf File: mathematical-combinatorics-vol-4-2012.pdf

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Papers on Magic Graphoidal on Join of Two Graph, An Equation Related to θ-Centralizers in Semiprime Gamma Rings, Further Results on Global Connected Domination Number of Graphs, Total Dominator Colorings in Cycles, and other topics. Contributors: Akinola L. S., Agboola A. A. A., G. Mahadevan, A. Selvam Avadayappan, Twinkle Johns, M. F. Hoque, H. O. Roshid, Teena Liza John, Mathew Varkey T. K., and others.

An Invitation to Knot Theory

By Heather A. Dye
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn Code : 1498701655
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 191
  • Pdf File: an-invitation-to-knot-theory.pdf

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The Only Undergraduate Textbook to Teach Both Classical and Virtual Knot Theory An Invitation to Knot Theory: Virtual and Classical gives advanced undergraduate students a gentle introduction to the field of virtual knot theory and mathematical research. It provides the foundation for students to research knot theory and read journal articles on their own. Each chapter includes numerous examples, problems, projects, and suggested readings from research papers. The proofs are written as simply as possible using combinatorial approaches, equivalence classes, and linear algebra. The text begins with an introduction to virtual knots and counted invariants. It then covers the normalized f-polynomial (Jones polynomial) and other skein invariants before discussing algebraic invariants, such as the quandle and biquandle. The book concludes with two applications of virtual knots: textiles and quantum computation.

The Socialist Sixties

By Anne E. Gorsuch,Diane P. Koenker
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0253009499
  • Number of Pages : 338
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 728
  • Pdf File: the-socialist-sixties.pdf

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“A very engaging collection of essays that adds much to an evolving literature on the social history of the Soviet Union and broader socialist societies.” —Choice The 1960s have reemerged in scholarly and popular culture as a protean moment of cultural revolution and social transformation. In this volume socialist societies in the Second World (the Soviet Union, East European countries, and Cuba) are the springboard for exploring global interconnections and cultural cross-pollination between communist and capitalist countries and within the communist world. Themes explored include flows of people and media; the emergence of a flourishing youth culture; sharing of songs, films, and personal experiences through tourism and international festivals; and the rise of a socialist consumer culture and an esthetics of modernity. Challenging traditional categories of analysis and periodization, this book brings the sixties problematic to Soviet studies while introducing the socialist experience into scholarly conversations traditionally dominated by First World perspectives.

Crossing Borders, Dissolving Boundaries

By Hein Viljoen
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn Code : 9401209081
  • Number of Pages : 282
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 369
  • Pdf File: crossing-borders-dissolving-boundaries.pdf

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Borders separate but also connect self and other, and literary texts not only enact these bordering processes, but form part of such processes. This book gestures towards a borderless world, stepping, as it were, with thousand-mile boots from south to north (even across the Atlantic), from South Africa to Scandinavia. It also shows how literary texts model and remodel borders and bordering processes in rich and meaningful local contexts. The essays assembled here analyse the crossing and negotiation of borders and boundaries in works by Nadine Gordimer, Ingrid Winterbach, Deneys Reitz, Janet Suzman, Marlene van Niekerk, A.S. Byatt, Thomas Harris, Frank A. Jenssen, Eben Venter, Antjie Krog, and others under different signs or conceptual points of attraction. These signs include a spiritual turn, eventfulness, self-understanding, ethnic and linguistic mobilization, performative chronotopes, the grotesque, the carceral, the rhetorical, and the interstitial. Contributors: Ileana Dimitriu, Heilna du Plooy, John Gouws, Anne Heith, Lida Krüger, Susan Meyer, Adéle Nel, Ellen Rees, Johan Schimanski, Tony Ullyatt, Phil van Schalkwyk, Hein Viljoen.

Simulation of Urban Mobility

By Michael Behrisch,Daniel Krajzewicz,Melanie Weber
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 3662450798
  • Number of Pages : 175
  • Category : Computers
  • Reviews : 272
  • Pdf File: simulation-of-urban-mobility.pdf

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Simulation of Urban Mobility, SUMO 2013, held in Berlin, Germany, in May 2013. The 12 revised full papers presented tin this book were carefully selected and reviewed from 22 submissions. The papers are organized in two topical sections: models and technical innovations and applications and surveys.