The Clearing by Helen Edmundson

The Clearing
  • Title : The Clearing
  • Author : Helen Edmundson
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781854592811
  • Pages : 86
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

The brilliany original play by a rising young British playwright.


Mary Shelley by Helen Edmundson

Mary Shelley
  • Title : Mary Shelley
  • Author : Helen Edmundson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781848422575
  • Pages : 125
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  • Language : English
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A riveting new drama exploring the life and work of one of the 19th century's most extraordinary women.


The Heresy of Love by Helen Edmundson

The Heresy of Love
  • Title : The Heresy of Love
  • Author : Helen Edmundson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781848424937
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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In the late 1600s, in a convent in Mexico, a gifted and progressive writer finds herself at the centre of a deadly battle of ideas. Celebrated by the Court but silenced by the Church, she is betrayed by the very people she thought she could trust. Inspired by the extraordinary life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Helen Edmundson's The Heresy of Love is a powerful drama about a clash between organised religion and personal faith, full of intrigue and danger, ruthless ambitions and illicit desire. Premiered by the RSC in 2012, The Heresy of Love was revived in a new production at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, in 2015.


Queen Anne by Helen Edmundson

Queen Anne
  • Title : Queen Anne
  • Author : Helen Edmundson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781848426665
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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1702. William III is on the throne and England is on the verge of war. Princess Anne is soon to become Queen, and her advisors vie for influence over the future monarch. Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, a close friend with whom Anne has an intensely personal relationship, begins to exert increasing pressure as she pursues her own designs on power. Contending with deceit and blackmail, Anne must decide where her allegiances lie, and whether to sacrifice her closest relationships for the sake of the country. Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Queen Anne transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, in 2017.


Small Island (stage Version) by Andrea Levy

Small Island (stage Version)
  • Title : Small Island (stage Version)
  • Author : Andrea Levy
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781848428515
  • Pages : 136
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  • Language : English
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A stage adaptation of Andrea Levy's epic novel Small Island, which journeys from Jamaica to Britain in 1948.


55 Days by Howard Brenton

55 Days
  • Title : 55 Days
  • Author : Howard Brenton
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN Code : 9781848422872
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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A gripping historical play that dramatises a crucial moment of English history. December 1648. The Army has occupied London. Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned king on trial, so the Army moves against Westminster in the first and only military coup in English history. What follows over the next fifty-five days, as Cromwell seeks to compromise with a king who will do no such thing, is nothing less than the forging of a new nation, an entirely new world. Howard Brenton’s play depicts the dangerous and dramatic days when, in a country exhausted by Civil War, a few great men attempt to think the unthinkable: to create a country without a king.


Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Swallows and Amazons
  • Title : Swallows and Amazons
  • Author : Arthur Ransome
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 144813983X
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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'Swallows and Amazons for ever!' The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures. BACKSTORY: Crack the Swallow's code and learn all about the adventurous author.


Eyam by Matt Hartley

Eyam
  • Title : Eyam
  • Author : Matt Hartley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781848427723
  • Pages : 143
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  • Language : English
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'I'd rather be buried by my worse enemy than a stranger.' 1665. As the plague runs rife through London, Reverend William Mompesson arrives in Eyam, Derbyshire, to lead the parish. But Eyam is no sleepy backwater; it is a village at war with itself. The community has dissolved, and neighbour feuds with neighbour under the watchful eye of a ruthless landowner bent on maintaining his grip on the village. When the plague arrives in Eyam, the villagers are tasked with examining their civil responsibility, as they must decide whether to stay quarantined, or flee and risk spreading the deadly disease. Matt Hartley's Eyam is a play about the importance of community, which premiered at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in September 2018.


Anna Karenina by Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina
  • Title : Anna Karenina
  • Author : Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 1442940042
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A magnificent story, that amalgamates classical sensuality and rebelliousness against the prevailing customs, Is presented here. This novel is a unique example of social realism that portrays the inevitable tragedy of a wilful woman, Anna Karenina, who transgresses the conventions of society and follows her own lead.


Arthur & George by Julian Barnes

Arthur & George
  • Title : Arthur & George
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0307371417
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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Brilliantly imagined and irresistibly readable, Arthur & George is a major new novel from Julian Barnes, a wonderful combination of playfulness, pathos and wisdom. Searching for clues, no one would ever guess that the lives of Arthur and George might intersect. Growing up in shabby-genteel nineteenth-century Edinburgh, Arthur is saddled with a dad who is a disgrace and a mum he wishes to protect, and is propelled into a life of action. To his astonishment, his career as a self-made man of letters brings him riches and fame and, in the world at large, he becomes the perfect picture of the honourable English gentlemen. George is irredeemably an outsider, and has no hope of becoming such a picture. Though he’s dogged and logical, a vicar’s son from rural Staffordshire, he is set apart, and he and his family are targeted in his boyhood by a poison-pen campaign. George finds safe harbour in the reliability of rules, and grows up to become a solicitor, putting his faith in the insulating value of British justice. Then crisis upsets the uneasy equilibrium of both men’s lives. Arthur is knocked for a loop by guilt and other dishonourable emotions. George is put to the sorest test, accused of a horrible crime. And from that point on their lives weave together in the most profound and surprising way, as each man becomes the other’s salvation. Arthur & George is a masterful novel about low crime and high spirituality, guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race. Most of all, it’s a profound and witty meditation on the fateful differences between what we believe, what we know and what we can prove. George and his father pray together, kneeling side by side on the scrubbed boards. Then George climbs into bed while his father locks the door and turns out the light. As he falls asleep, George sometimes thinks of the floor, and how his soul must be scrubbed just as the boards are scrubbed. Father is not an easy sleeper, and has a tendency to groan and wheeze. Sometimes, in the early morning, when dawn is beginning to show at the edges of the curtains, Father will catechize him. "George, where do you live?" "The Vicarage, Great Wyrley." "And where is that?" "Staffordshire, Father." "And where is that?" "The centre of England." "And what is England, George?" "England is the beating heart of the Empire, Father." "Good. And what is the blood that flows through the arteries and veins of the Empire to reach even its farthest shore?" "The Church of England." "Good, George." And after a while Father will begin to groan and wheeze again. George watches the outline of the curtain harden. He lies there thinking of arteries and veins making red lines on the map of the world, linking Britain to all the places coloured pink: Australia and India and Canada and islands dotted everywhere. He thinks of blood bubbling though these tubes and emerging in Sydney, Bombay, the St. Lawrence Waterway. Bloodlines, that is a word he has heard somewhere. With the pulse of blood in his ears, he begins to fall asleep again. —excerpt from Arthur & George


Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

Jerusalem
  • Title : Jerusalem
  • Author : Jez Butterworth
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781559364089
  • Pages : 109
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  • Language : English
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Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Award for Best Foreign Play. "One of the most exciting new plays in ages."?The New York Times One of London and New York's most highly acclaimed plays of the season, Jez Butterworth's "wild, blissfully funny drug-and-booze-fueled comedy and tragedy" (The New York Times) is a rousing exploration of national identity, living on the margins, and the necessity of rebellion. Jez Butterworth won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright and was awarded the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007. He also wrote and directed the film adaptations of Mojo (1998) and Birthday Girl (2002), and he co-wrote and produced Fair Game (2010).


Improbable Fiction by Alan Ayckbourn

Improbable Fiction
  • Title : Improbable Fiction
  • Author : Alan Ayckbourn
  • Publisher : Samuel French Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 83
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  • Language : English
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Six aspiring authors meet on a winter's evening to discuss their work. The chairman, Arnold, attempts to get the rest of the group out of a rut by suggesting that they collaborate on a piece of writing, an idea that is received without enthusiasm. However, as Arnold is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a black-out.


Theatre Studies by N.A

Theatre Studies
  • Title : Theatre Studies
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 1349923303
  • Pages : N.A
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Banana Root System: towards a better understanding for its productive management by David W. Turner

Banana Root System: towards a better understanding for its productive management
  • Title : Banana Root System: towards a better understanding for its productive management
  • Author : David W. Turner
  • Publisher : Bioversity International
  • ISBN Code : 2910810615
  • Pages : 260
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  • Language : English
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Banana root deterioration and impacts on production; Root anatomy and morphology; Root physiology; Soils and root development; Pathogen: root system interactions.


Poisoning by Ntambwe Malangu

Poisoning
  • Title : Poisoning
  • Author : Ntambwe Malangu
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 953513681X
  • Pages : 218
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  • Language : English
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This book, which is the result of contributions from a team of international authors, presents a collection of materials that can be categorized into two groups. The first group of papers deals with clinical toxicology topics including poisoning by anticoagulant rodenticides, food toxins, carbon monoxide, the toxicity of beta-lactam antibiotics, acute neonicotinoid poisoning, occupational risk factors for acute pesticide poisoning, activating carbon fibers, and date pits for use in liver toxin adsorption. The second group of papers deals with forensic or analytical toxicology topics such as simplified methods for the analysis of gaseous toxic agents, rapid methods for the analysis and monitoring of pathogens in drinking water and water-based solutions, as well as the linkages between clinical and forensic toxicology. Each chapter presents new information on the topic discussed based on authors' experience while summarizing existing knowledge. As such, this book will be a good teaching aid and can be a prescribed or recommended reading for postgraduate students and professionals in the fields of public health, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, biology, toxicology, and forensic sciences.


War and Peace by Helen Edmundson

War and Peace
  • Title : War and Peace
  • Author : Helen Edmundson
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781854593061
  • Pages : 118
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  • Language : English
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One of the longest novels in Western literature, Tolstoy's War and Peace intertwines its epic account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia with the tale of three aristocratic families. Painted on a vast canvas of locations, characters and experiences, Helen Edmundson's stirring adaptation is an intricate saga of families, love and friendship against a backdrop of war.


What's In, What's Out by Amanda Glassman,Ursula Giedion,Peter C. Smith

What's In, What's Out
  • Title : What's In, What's Out
  • Author : Amanda Glassman,Ursula Giedion,Peter C. Smith
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN Code : 1944691057
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the conditions that lead to renal failure in the first place? Policymakers dealing with the realities of limited health care budgets face tough decisions like these regularly. And for many individuals, their personal health care choices are equally stark: paying for medical treatment could push them into poverty. Many low- and middle-income countries now aspire to universal health coverage, where governments ensure that all people have access to the quality health services they need without risk of impoverishment. But for universal health coverage to become reality, the health services offered must be consistent with the funds available—and this implies tough everyday choices for policymakers that could be the difference between life and death for those affected by any given condition or disease. The situation is particularly acute in low- and middle income countries where public spending on health is on the rise but still extremely low, and where demand for expanded services is growing rapidly. What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage argues that the creation of an explicit health benefits plan—a defined list of services that are and are not available—is an essential element in creating a sustainable system of universal health coverage. With contributions from leading health economists and policy experts, the book considers the many dimensions of governance, institutions, methods, political economy, and ethics that are needed to decide what’s in and what’s out in a way that is fair, evidence-based, and sustainable over time.


My Heart's a Suitcase by Clare McIntyre

My Heart's a Suitcase
  • Title : My Heart's a Suitcase
  • Author : Clare McIntyre
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN Code : 9781854590725
  • Pages : 74
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  • Language : English
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This play about fear and materialistic longing compares an angrily impoverished waitress and a philosophical ceramics teacher in the early stages of multiple sclerosis who are sharing a borrowed, run down seaside apartment for the weekend. Visitors include the shopaholic wife of the landlord, a drunken misfit and two spectral intruders: Pest, a bad memory and Luggage, the Patron Saint of Heavy Burdens.


Orestes by Helen Edmundson

Orestes
  • Title : Orestes
  • Author : Helen Edmundson
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 48
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  • Language : English
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New take on the "Orestes" by award-winning playwright.


Alliance for Progress Weekly Newsletter by N.A

Alliance for Progress Weekly Newsletter
  • Title : Alliance for Progress Weekly Newsletter
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: A-E by Joseph Wright

The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: A-E
  • Title : The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: A-E
  • Author : Joseph Wright
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The English Dialect Dictionary: A-C by Joseph Wright

The English Dialect Dictionary: A-C
  • Title : The English Dialect Dictionary: A-C
  • Author : Joseph Wright
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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The Wealth Effect by Jeffrey M. Chwieroth,Andrew Walter

The Wealth Effect
  • Title : The Wealth Effect
  • Author : Jeffrey M. Chwieroth,Andrew Walter
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107153743
  • Pages : 595
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  • Language : English
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Shows how the politics of banking crises has been transformed by the growing 'great expectations' among middle class voters that governments should protect their wealth.


Attributing Development Impact by James Copestake,Fiona Remnant

Attributing Development Impact
  • Title : Attributing Development Impact
  • Author : James Copestake,Fiona Remnant
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781788530248
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Attributing Development Impact brings together responses using an innovative impact evaluation approach called the Qualitative Impact Protocol (QuIP). This is a transparent, flexible and relatively simple set of guidelines for collecting, analysing and sharing feedback from intended beneficiaries about significant drivers of change in their lives.


The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: D-G by Joseph Wright

The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: D-G
  • Title : The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: D-G
  • Author : Joseph Wright
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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Singapore in Global History by Derek Thiam Soon Heng,Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

Singapore in Global History
  • Title : Singapore in Global History
  • Author : Derek Thiam Soon Heng,Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9048514371
  • Pages : 317
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  • Language : English
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This important overview explores the connections between Singapore's past with historical developments worldwide until present day. The contributors analyse Singapore as a city-state seeking to provide an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of the global dimensions contributing to Singapore's growth. The book's global perspective demonstrates that many of the discussions of Singapore as a city-state have relevance and implications beyond Singapore to include Southeast Asia and the world. This vital volume should not be missed by economists, as well as those interested in imperial histor.


World Development Report 1994 by N.A

World Development Report 1994
  • Title : World Development Report 1994
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780195209921
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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World Development Report 1994 examines the link between infrastructure and development and explores ways in which developing countries can improve both the provision and the quality of infrastructure services. In recent decades, developing countries have made substantial investments in infrastructure, achieving dramatic gains for households and producers by expanding their access to services such as safe water, sanitation, electric power, telecommunications, and transport. Even more infrastructure investment and expansion are needed in order to extend the reach of services - especially to people living in rural areas and to the poor. But as this report shows, the quantity of investment cannot be the exclusive focus of policy. Improving the quality of infrastructure service also is vital. Both quantity and quality improvements are essential to modernize and diversify production, help countries compete internationally, and accommodate rapid urbanization. The report identifies the basic cause of poor past performance as inadequate institutional incentives for improving the provision of infrastructure. To promote more efficient and responsive service delivery, incentives need to be changed through commercial management, competition, and user involvement. Several trends are helping to improve the performance of infrastructure. First, innovation in technology and in the regulatory management of markets makes more diversity possible in the supply of services. Second, an evaluation of the role of government is leading to a shift from direct government provision of services to increasing private sector provision and recent experience in many countries with public-private partnerships is highlighting new ways to increase efficiency and expand services. Third, increased concern about social and environmental sustainability has heightened public interest in infrastructure design and performance.


Disconnect by Anupama Chandrasekhar

Disconnect
  • Title : Disconnect
  • Author : Anupama Chandrasekhar
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN Code : 9781848420854
  • Pages : 97
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  • Language : English
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From the author of the very successful Free Outgoing, a play that lifts the lid on the Indian call centre.


Alys, Always by Harriet Lane

Alys, Always
  • Title : Alys, Always
  • Author : Harriet Lane
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451673175
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Comforting a dying car crash victim before being invited into the woman's privileged family's home, Frances is transformed through her friendships with two family members from an unknown editor to a sought-after figure in literary society. A first novel.


Bee Products by Avshalom Mizrahi,Yaacov Lensky

Bee Products
  • Title : Bee Products
  • Author : Avshalom Mizrahi,Yaacov Lensky
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1475793715
  • Pages : 269
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  • Language : English
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The nature .and diversity of presentations at the conference on: "Bee Products: Prop erties, Applications and Apitherapy" held at Tel-Aviv on May 26--30, 1996, emphasize the increasing interest of physicians, practitioners, scientists, herbalists, dieticians, cosmeti cians, microbiologists, and beekeepers in different facets of bee products. This volume consists of a selection of 31 contributions presented at the conference and which provide information on the present status of our knowledge in this area. In spite of their diversity, they reflect the mainstream of the conference, namely: "Imported" Prod ucts (honey, pollen and propolis), Exocrine Secretions of Workers (venom, royal jelly). Toxicity and Contaminants, Quality Control, Marketing, Apitherapy, Cosmetics, etc. Since antiquity, honey as well as other bee products were used as food, as a cure for ailments of humans and animals, and as cosmetics. We hope that this volume will contribute to interdisciplinary studies on chemical composition, pharmacological effects, nutrition, and other aspects of bee products. Critical and unbiased experimental research may unravel the yet unknown composition and mode of action of bee products and elucidate many unanswered questions. The noteworthy features of this conference were the participants from all parts of the world and of different cultural backgrounds, who shared their keen interest and curios ity regarding honey bees and their products. We thank all of them for their personal con tribution to the success of this conference.


Proceedings of AICCE'19 by Fadzli Mohamed Nazri

Proceedings of AICCE'19
  • Title : Proceedings of AICCE'19
  • Author : Fadzli Mohamed Nazri
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030328163
  • Pages : 1677
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  • Language : English
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This book gathers the latest research, innovations, and applications in the field of civil engineering, as presented by leading national and international academics, researchers, engineers, and postgraduate students at the AWAM International Conference on Civil Engineering 2019 (AICCE’19), held in Penang, Malaysia on August 21-22, 2019. The book covers highly diverse topics in the main fields of civil engineering, including structural and earthquake engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, highway and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, and geomatic and construction management. In line with the conference theme, “Transforming the Nation for a Sustainable Tomorrow”, which relates to the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, it highlights important elements in the planning and development stages to establish design standards beneficial to the environment and its surroundings. The contributions introduce numerous exciting ideas that spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations between various specialists in the field of civil engineering.


An ASEAN Community for All by Terence Chong,Stefanie Elies

An ASEAN Community for All
  • Title : An ASEAN Community for All
  • Author : Terence Chong,Stefanie Elies
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789810704292
  • Pages : 161
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  • Language : English
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American Literature: Author and title listing by Harvard University. Library

American Literature: Author and title listing
  • Title : American Literature: Author and title listing
  • Author : Harvard University. Library
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries
  • Title : The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries
  • Author : United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Publisher : United Nations Publications
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 324
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As a response to the global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008, many developing and emerging-market economies undertook resolute countercyclical monetary and fiscal actions, which paralleled those of the developed countries. These policy responses contributed significantly to the recovery of the world economy in 2010 and 2011. In particular, the strong and fast responses of Brazil, China and India helped mitigate deflationary risks and avoid a repetition of the Great Depression of the early 1930s. On the other hand, reforms of financial regulation and supervision are taking time to advance, and little progress has been achieved so far in implementing measures to reduce global imbalances and to avoid a malfunctioning of the international exchange-rate system. These would contribute to greater coherence between the international trading and financial systems, and to creating a more stable international economic environment for development. This is a collection of papers that contribute to the debate on these topics, putting the South at centre stage. It examines how the countries of the South were affected by the global economic and financial crisis, and how they responded to it.


The Sculpture of Taras by Joseph Coleman Carter

The Sculpture of Taras
  • Title : The Sculpture of Taras
  • Author : Joseph Coleman Carter
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 196
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  • Language : English
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education by Lois M. Davis,Robert Bozick,Jennifer L. Steele,Jessica Saunders,Jeremy N. V. Miles

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education
  • Title : Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education
  • Author : Lois M. Davis,Robert Bozick,Jennifer L. Steele,Jessica Saunders,Jeremy N. V. Miles
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0833081306
  • Pages : 110
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  • Language : English
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After conducting a comprehensive literature search, the authors undertook a meta-analysis to examine the association between correctional education and reductions in recidivism, improvements in employment after release from prison, and other outcomes. The study finds that receiving correctional education while incarcerated reduces inmates' risk of recidivating and may improve their odds of obtaining employment after release from prison.


Organ Shortage: The Solutions by J.-L. Touraine,J. Traeger,H. Bétuel,J.-M. Dubernard,J.P. Revillard,C. Dupuy

Organ Shortage: The Solutions
  • Title : Organ Shortage: The Solutions
  • Author : J.-L. Touraine,J. Traeger,H. Bétuel,J.-M. Dubernard,J.P. Revillard,C. Dupuy
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9401102015
  • Pages : 381
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Organ Shortage: The Solutions is the latest subject in the Continuing Education series, organized by Fondation Marcel Mérieux and Université Claude Bernard in Lyon. The annual subject is chosen to reflect the status of the topical issues of the year, as taught by leading international experts. The contribution of transplantation and clinical immunology to advanced medicine is considerable and promising. The annual volumes in this series keep the reader abreast of these developments.


Interactions of Water in Ionic and Nonionic Hydrates by Hubertus Kleeberg

Interactions of Water in Ionic and Nonionic Hydrates
  • Title : Interactions of Water in Ionic and Nonionic Hydrates
  • Author : Hubertus Kleeberg
  • Publisher : Springer Verlag
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 311
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews

Fate's Edge
  • Title : Fate's Edge
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101545968
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she's determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades... Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he's going to need Audrey's help...


Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin

Coram Boy
  • Title : Coram Boy
  • Author : Jamila Gavin
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  • ISBN Code : 9781405277037
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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The Whitbread 2000 Book of the Year is a haunting and captivating work of historical fiction for children. The Coram man takes babies and money from desperate mothers, promising to deliver them safely to a Foundling Hospital in London. Instead, he murders them and buries them by the roadside, to the helpless horror of his mentally ill son, Mish. Mish saves one, Aaron, who grows up happily unaware of his history, proving himself a promising musician. As Aaron's new life takes him closer to his real family, the watchful Mish makes a terrible mistake, delivering Aaron and his best friend Toby back into the hands of the Coram man. It tells the story of a dark time in English history. Fans of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom will love this. A great read for children aged 10+. Look out for Jamilla's other titles: The Eye of the Horse The Robber Baron's Daughter The Track of the Wind Wheel of Surya Coram Boy won the 2000 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and has been adapted into a highly acclaimed stage play. Jamila Gavin was born in Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. With an Indian father and an English mother, she inherited two rich cultures which ran side by side throughout her life, and which always made her feel she belonged to both countries. The family finally settled in England where Jamila completed her schooling, was a music student, worked for the BBC and became a mother of two children. It was then that she began writing children's books, and felt a need to reflect the multi-cultural world in which she and her children now lived.