The Undesired

A Thriller

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250107415

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8238

Aldis hates her job working in a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland. The boys are difficult, the owners are unpleasant, and there are mysterious noises at night. And then two of the boys go astray . . . Decades later, single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the center. The more he finds out, though, the more it seems the odd events of the 1970s are linked to the accident that killed his ex-wife. Was her death something more sinister? Yrsa Sigurdardottir is a huge European bestseller both with her crime and horror novels. You might want to sleep with the light on after reading The Undesired. . .

The Undesired Princess

Author: L. Sprague deCamp

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575103566

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

View: 8618

The Undesired Princess Rollin Hobart thought he was a logical, sensible man - until he was transported to a world that was perfectly logical but not sensible in the least. The Enchanted Bunny Joe Johnson thought he had his hands full ghostwriting a Senators memoirs - but that was before he fell into the middle of a fairy tale, complete with wizard and fire-breathing dragon. Two reluctant heroes using their modern knowledge but finding that things don't work quite the way they're used to. But they've got to try, because nobody else can save the world - and unless Hobart and Joe succeed they and their new friends are going to be horribly and realistically dead.

The Undesired

Author: Kathleen Sully

Publisher: N.A



Page: 203

View: 8316


Seelen im Eis


Author: Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104025169

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6712

Der neue Thriller von Islands Bestsellerautorin Yrsa Sigurdardóttir »Nervenzerreißende Spannung...Es ist gar nicht so leicht, eine gute Geistergeschichte zu schreiben. Aber diese hier ist noch besser als 'Geisterfjord'.« Frettabladid Newspaper »Genial – ein Fest für alle Liebhaber von guter Spannungsliteratur!« Morgunbladid »'Seelen im Eis' ist noch stärker und kraftvoller als 'Geisterfjord' und bestätigt, dass Yrsa eine erstklassige Schriftstellerin ist.« Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Gewinner der Goldenen Palme für seinen Film 'Wild at Heart' und Regisseur der beiden Filme 'Geisterfjord' und 'Seelen im Eis'. »Ein Chiller-Thriller, den man nicht alleine nach Einbruch der Nacht lesen sollte!« The Times »Yrsa Sigurdardóttir kann wirklich Spannung erzeugen – genauso gut wie Stephen King.« The Independent Ist jetzt also der Tag der Abrechnung gekommen? Als Óðinn den mysteriösen Tod zweier Jungen in einem Erziehungsheim untersucht, tun sich Abgründe auf. Je tiefer er gräbt, umso mehr gibt es Parallelen zu seinem Leben. Hat der viel zu frühe Tod seiner Frau etwas damit zu tun? Während er noch verzweifelt nach Antworten sucht, scheint etwas Bedrohliches immer näher zu kommen... Yrsa Sigurdardóttir hat einen gespenstisch gruseligen und unglaublich spannenden Thriller geschrieben, den man nur bei verriegelten Türen und Fenstern lesen sollte. Eiskalt, gespenstisch und fesselnd: Dieser Thriller ist wirklich nichts für schwache Nerven

The Undesired Princess

Author: Lyon Sprague De Camp

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 248

View: 693


The (In)Ability of the Undesired

Author: Monique Goldenbeld

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781681224237

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 136

View: 7187

Monique Goldenbeld (1962) became disabled and later ill. She is faced with the unpredictability of life. She writes in a clear and simple language, on light and sometimes confrontational about her way of managing disability, sickness and pain as her way of dealing with fate, love and how to share it to her beloved family and friends. Her book is personal and also touches universal subjects. These are not linked to health but rather to life. The book is meant to help people who are ill and / or disabled and the pain for those who have to deal with them personally or professionally. Her fate is a "challenge" because she has lost much of what she has. But the same fate is definitely also a "gift." It considerably enriches her life.

Hyperspectral Data Processing

Algorithm Design and Analysis

Author: Chein-I Chang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118269772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1164

View: 2984

Hyperspectral Data Processing: Algorithm Design andAnalysis is a culmination of the research conducted in theRemote Sensing Signal and Image Processing Laboratory (RSSIPL) atthe University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Specifically, ittreats hyperspectral image processing and hyperspectral signalprocessing as separate subjects in two different categories. Mostmaterials covered in this book can be used in conjunction with theauthor’s first book, Hyperspectral Imaging: Techniques forSpectral Detection and Classification, without muchoverlap. Many results in this book are either new or have not beenexplored, presented, or published in the public domain. Theseinclude various aspects of endmember extraction, unsupervisedlinear spectral mixture analysis, hyperspectral informationcompression, hyperspectral signal coding and characterization, aswell as applications to conceal target detection, multispectralimaging, and magnetic resonance imaging. Hyperspectral DataProcessing contains eight major sections: Part I: provides fundamentals of hyperspectral dataprocessing Part II: offers various algorithm designs for endmemberextraction Part III: derives theory for supervised linear spectral mixtureanalysis Part IV: designs unsupervised methods for hyperspectral imageanalysis Part V: explores new concepts on hyperspectral informationcompression Parts VI & VII: develops techniques for hyperspectralsignal coding and characterization Part VIII: presents applications in multispectral imaging andmagnetic resonance imaging Hyperspectral Data Processing compiles an algorithmcompendium with MATLAB codes in an appendix to help readersimplement many important algorithms developed in this book andwrite their own program codes without relying on softwarepackages. Hyperspectral Data Processing is a valuable reference forthose who have been involved with hyperspectral imaging and itstechniques, as well those who are new to the subject.

Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency

Author: Betty Biringer,Eric Vugrin,Drake Warren

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466557516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 4670

Security protections for critical infrastructure nodes are intended to minimize the risks resulting from an initiating event, whether it is an intentional malevolent act or a natural hazard. With an emphasis on protecting an infrastructure's ability to perform its mission or function, Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency presents a practical methodology for developing an effective protection system that can either prevent undesired events or mitigate the consequences of such events. Developed at Sandia National Labs, the authors’ analytical approach and methodology enables decision-makers and security experts to perform and utilize risk assessments in a manner that extends beyond the theoretical to practical application. These protocols leverage expertise in modeling dependencies—optimizing system resiliency for effective physical protection system design and consequence mitigation. The book begins by focusing on the design of protection strategies to enhance the robustness of the infrastructure components. The authors present risk assessment tools and necessary metrics to offer guidance to decision-makers in applying sometimes limited resources to reduce risk and ensure operational resiliency. Our critical infrastructure is vast and made up of many component parts. In many cases, it may not be practical or affordable to secure every infrastructure node. For years, experts—as a part of the risk assessment process—have tried to better identify and distinguish higher from lower risks through risk segmentation. In the second section of the book, the authors present examples to distinguish between high and low risks and corresponding protection measures. In some cases, protection measures do not prevent undesired events from occurring. In others, protection of all infrastructure components is not feasible. As such, this section describes how to evaluate and design resilience in these unique scenarios to manage costs while most effectively ensuring infrastructure system protection. With insight from the authors’ decades of experience, this book provides a high-level, practical analytical framework that public and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure can use to better understand and evaluate infrastructure security strategies and policies. Strengthening the entire homeland security enterprise, the book presents a significant contribution to the science of critical infrastructure protection and resilience.

Radio-Frequency Integrated-Circuit Engineering

Author: Cam Nguyen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118936485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 888

View: 3495

Radio-Frequency Integrated-Circuit Engineering addressesthe theory, analysis and design of passive and active RFIC's usingSi-based CMOS and Bi-CMOS technologies, and other non-silicon basedtechnologies. The materials covered are self-contained andpresented in such detail that allows readers with onlyundergraduate electrical engineering knowledge in EM, RF, andcircuits to understand and design RFICs. Organized into sixteenchapters, blending analog and microwave engineering,Radio-Frequency Integrated-Circuit Engineering emphasizesthe microwave engineering approach for RFICs. • Provides essential knowledge in EM and microwaveengineering, passive and active RFICs, RFIC analysis and designtechniques, and RF systems vital for RFIC students andengineers • Blends analog and microwave engineering approaches forRFIC design at high frequencies • Includes problems at the end of each chapter

Advanced Real-Time Manipulation of Video Streams

Author: Jan Herling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658058102

Category: Computers

Page: 244

View: 1783

Diminished Reality is a new fascinating technology that removes real-world content from live video streams. This sensational live video manipulation actually removes real objects and generates a coherent video stream in real-time. Viewers cannot detect modified content. Existing approaches are restricted to moving objects and static or almost static cameras and do not allow real-time manipulation of video content. Jan Herling presents a new and innovative approach for real-time object removal with arbitrary camera movements.

Progress in Toxicology

Special Topics

Author: Gerhard Zbinden

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642930220

Category: Science

Page: 88

View: 9781


Hyperspectral Imaging

Techniques for Spectral Detection and Classification

Author: Chein-I Chang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306474835

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 9554

Explores the application of statistical signal processing to hyperspectral imaging and further develops non-literal (spectral) techniques for subpixel detection and mixed pixel classification. This text is the first of its kind on the topic anc can be considered a recipe book offering various techniques for hyperspectral data exploitation.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

A Practical Guide

Author: Collette Drifte

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901369

Category: Education

Page: 98

View: 9462

By offering clear guidance and plenty of suggested strategies, Drifte provides the reader with a framework for encouraging positive behavior from all young children.

Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Gary Landsberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323297307

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 2767

This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.

Age Discrimination Law in Europe

Author: Nicky ten Bokum,Paul Bartelings

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041131310

Category: Law

Page: 401

View: 9692

Mit einem Kapitel zur Schweiz.

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

Author: Office of the Federal Register (U S )

Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration


Category: Administrative law

Page: N.A

View: 1104

The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Analysis and Design of Autonomous Microwave Circuits

Author: Almudena Suarez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470385890

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

View: 7325

Presents simulation techniques that substantially increase designers' control over the oscillationin autonomous circuits This book facilitates a sound understanding of the free-running oscillation mechanism, the start-up from the noise level, and the establishment of the steady-state oscillation. It deals with the operation principles and main characteristics of free-running and injection-locked oscillators, coupled oscillators, and parametric frequency dividers. Analysis and Design of Autonomous Microwave Circuits provides: An exploration of the main nonlinear-analysis methods, with emphasis on harmonic balance and envelope transient methods Techniques for the efficient simulation of the most common autonomous regimes A presentation and comparison of the main stability-analysis methods in the frequency domain A detailed examination of the instabilization mechanisms that delimit the operation bands of autonomous circuits Coverage of techniques used to eliminate common types of undesired behavior, such as spurious oscillations, hysteresis, and chaos A thorough presentation of the oscillator phase noise A comparison of the main methodologies of phase-noise analysis Techniques for autonomous circuit optimization, based on harmonic balance A consideration of different design objectives: presetting the oscillation frequency and output power, increasing efficiency, modifying the transient duration, and imposing operation bands Analysis and Design of Autonomous Microwave Circuits is a valuable resource for microwave designers, oscillator designers, and graduate students in RF microwave design.

Handbook of Nucleoside Synthesis

Author: Helmut Vorbrüggen,Carmen Ruh-Pohlenz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471093831

Category: Science

Page: 631

View: 971

Handbook of Nucleoside Synthesis includes descriptive information regarding the three principal types of nucleoside forming reactions: the Fusion Reaction, the Metal Salt Procedure, and the Hilbert-Johnson Reaction, as well as other miscellaneous methods.

The Talmud of the Land of Israel, Volume 13

Yerushalmi Pesahim

Author: Jacob Neusner,Lawrence H. Schiffman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226576725

Category: Religion

Page: 633

View: 1606

With the publication of Yerushalmi Pesahim the University of Chicago Press completes a landmark edition of the Palestinian Talmud, The Talmud of the Land of Israel: A Preliminary Translation and Explanation. Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism." Yerushalmi Pesahim details the specific requirements regarding the preparation for Passover, the Passover sacrifice, and the Seder. Commenting on the many, often contradictory, prescriptions in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, this tractate is an important part of a long tradition of interpretation regarding Passover.