A world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, frozen in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse, such a world requires a firm hand and a guiding light. On the Concern' s books are Temudjin Oh, an un-killable assassin who journeys between the peaks of Nepal, a version of Victorian London and the dark palaces of Venice; and a nameless, faceless torturer known only as the Philosopher. And then there' s the renegade Mrs Mulverhill, who recruits rebels to her side; and Patient 8262, hiding out from a dirty past in a forgotten hospital ward. As these vivid, strange and sensuous worlds circle and collide, the implications of turning traitor to the Concern become horribly apparent, and an unstable universe is set on a dizzying course. But does it need the Concern: an all-powerful organisation with a malevolent presiding genius, pervasive influence and numberless invisible operatives in possession of extraordinary powers?
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|Economic Transition in Central and Eastern Europe Palgrave Motamen-Samadian |
|Unconventional Oil. The Energy Transition Bridge Книга по Требованию Jose C. |
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|Sociopolitical Transition and Economic Performance. Theory and Evidence Книга по Требованию Said B. |
Chapter one develops a theoretical model setting up the relationship between social fractionalization and social integration on one hand and output per capita and economic growth on the other hand.
|Why apartheid ended as it did in South Africa, and why democracy superseded it The Balance of Power and the transition to democracy in South Africa. Книга по Требованию Barry v.W. |
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|Social class, transition to adulthood and alcohol use. Patterns of drinking among young people in Recife, Brazil Книга по Требованию Roberta U. |
The results demonstrated that among this sample, 79% had tried alcohol, 23% had at least one episode of binge drinking, 18% reported weekly alcohol use and 17% had alcohol problems.
|Ground State and Thermal Properties Theoretical Studies of the First-Row Transition Metals. Книга по Требованию Jean-Paul L. P. |
The lattice parameter versus temperature curve of metallic Cu can be accurately calculated using the method, but its accuracy is sensitive to the functional form of the calculated ground state energy versus lattice parameter curve of FCC Cu and to the range of the interaction of the atoms in the Cu metal.
|Coverage by American Newspapers in the 1990s. Russia in Transition: Geography, Ideology, and Emotion in the Narration of Political-Economic Change Книга по Требованию Eric W. |
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|Student-Centered Orientation Courses. College Transition and Successful Foundations Книга по Требованию Angela D. |
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|Nanocrystalline Transition Metal Ferrites. Synthesis, Characterization and Surface Functionalization Книга по Требованию Daniela C. |
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|Stability in Nonmaternal Child Care Arrangements. The Preschool Period and Transition to School-Age Period Книга по Требованию Henry T. |
The current study looks at this important area of research in child care and specifically examines the effects of several types of child care stability—including frequency of child care arrangement and caregiver changes, use of multiple concurrent child care arrangements over time, and staff turnover rates in center-based child care—on children' s school readiness and adjustment outcomes, the rates and effects of child care stability on children from families of varying income levels, and the mediating influences of two potential processes—child-caregiver attachment relationships and the child care quality—on children' s school readiness and adjustment outcomes.
|Preaching for the Upbuilding of the Church in Transition. A homiletic theory and praxis for the upbuilding of the church in Korea Книга по Требованию SangHeung L. |
In order to this, it is identified a faithful and relevant ecclesiology of the church in transition.
|Equality, Representation of Women, Parliament, Indonesia’s Democratic Transition Equal Representation of Women in Parliament. Книга по Требованию Erni H.K. |
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|Elastodynamic Modeling of Frictional Sliding. Application to Earthquake Sequences and Intersonic Transition Книга по Требованию Yi L. |
|Mongolia's Transition to Democracy and Market Capitalism Книга по Требованию Batbold G. |
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|Turkish National Education and Political Transition: 1939-1960. Evolving Perceptions of Schooling Книга по Требованию Sarah E.C. |
This book examines the National Education Board Conference reports as a means of exploring both change and continuity in the Turkish national system of education during mainly the 1940' s and 1950' s. The contextual portion of the book focuses on producing a framework in which to place the developments of the education system from the birth of the Republic until the military intervention of 1960 and focusing on the push for a nationalistic system of schooling.
|Competition Policy in Transition Economies. The Analysis of the Work of Anti-Monopoly Offices Книга по Требованию Hilola A. |
An increase in the level of growth leads to the rise in the effectiveness of professional administration of anti- monopoly offices and lets them further promote competition.
|Railway Reforms in India. A transition from Regulation to Privatization Книга по Требованию Chetan S. |
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|"One Last Chance High". A Final Solution for Supporting the Academic Achievements of Troubled Teens Trapped in the PIT (Post-Incarceration Transition) Книга по Требованию Hireshemo C. |
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|The Normal-Superconducting Phase Transition in Zero Magnetic Field. A Study of the Cuprate Superconductor YBCO via Electronic Transport and Specific Heat Книга по Требованию Matthew C. S. |
This book describes investigations of the superconducting phase transition of YBCO thin films in zero magnetic field. Simple voltage vs. current curves at temperatures close to the transition temperature show that the standard scaling analysis fails at low currents, contrary to what is widely accepted -- but that there is evidence for the phase transition at higher currents.
|Transition in Bosnia. The Bridge between Socialism and Capitalism Книга по Требованию Dorde K. |
In the 21st century, Bosnia is still struggling politically, socially, and economically.