Author: James Meek
Publisher: Canongate Books
Sounds like easy money: collecting an antique for a rich stranger. Alan Allen, freshly unemployed, short of cash, and caught up in a bizarre case of mistaken identity, is about to find out otherwise. But not before being swept on a European wild-goose chase in this refreshing, surreal and gloriously funny novel.
A Charlotte McNally Novel
Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Publisher: Forge Books
Drive Time: the Agatha and Anthony nominee from bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan, now back in print! Investigative reporter Charlotte McNally is an expert at keeping things confidential, but suddenly everyone has a secret--and it turns out it is possible to know too much. Her latest scoop--an expose of a counterfeit car scam, complete with stakeouts, high-speed chases and hidden-camera footage--is ratings gold. But soon that leads her to a brand-new and diabolical scheme. Charlie's personal and professional lives are on a collision course, too. Her fiance is privy to information about threats at an elite private school that have turned deadly. Charlie had never counted on happy endings. But now, just as she's finally starting to believe in second changes, she realizes revenge, extortion and murder may leave her alone again--or even dead... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Finding a Way Home
Author: Anthony Ziegler
It's the light in our bedroom that answers the question. It's not whether she's awake that matters really. It's whether the light is on. If the light is off she chose to turn it off. If it's on she intended to see me. That's all that I'm concerned with. When I pull in our driveway and the light is on I know. She's folding clothes, reading her book, taking a shower, brushing her hair into pony tails, or has fallen asleep waiting. I know she intended to wait up. The knowing is all that matters. Change is good, or so they say. "They" being everyone but me that is. Everyone who isn't going through a change or has been through one in the past. Not those of us who are facing the uncertainty of change in the present. None of us would agree. The fear of what could happen when the road turns keeps us set on our path. We are familiar with our surroundings and there is little reason to venture very far away from what we know. I have no choice in the matter. My life is changing and I'm going along for the ride.
Author: Smith Management
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
A Drivetime Book of Really Useful Information
Author: Simon Mayo
Publisher: Random House
Can a crocodile spit? What does the Queen have for dinner? How do you measure a rainbow? Why is q always followed by u? Originally open for children to phone in with their homework issues, these days the ‘Homework Sucks’ segment of Simon Mayo’s award-winning Drivetime show invites listeners of all ages to send in questions they've always wanted to ask. Because the chances are a member of the very clever Radio 2 audience will have an answer. So now all you need to do is learn the contents of this book by heart. We apologize if, in the process, you become: a) smarter b) more interesting c) better at pub quizzes d) all of the above Got a question? Got a better answer? Join in! #homeworksucks
Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness
Author: Lynne Pearce
What sorts of things do we think about when we're driving - or being driven? Drivetime seeks to answer this question by drawing upon a rich archive of British and American texts from 'the motoring century' (1900-2000), paying particular attention to the way in which the practice of driving shapes and structures our thinking.
Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing
Author: Aaron Sigmond
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
A century of automotive-inspired watches. This lavish volume is a fascinating exploration of the interplay between two kinds of beautifully made machines. A detailed look at the development and history of timepieces influenced by automotive design, made in direct partnership with automotive firms or historically important presences in the world of motorsports. A comprehensive index features more than ninety automobile-inspired watches of the early and mid-twentieth century, such as the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera and Monaco, up through current timepieces such as those found in the Chopard Mille Miglia, Breitling by Bentley, Porsche Design, Hublot Ferrari, Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin, and IWC Mercedes-Benz AMG collections. Informative, insightful, and entertaining, Drive Time is an invaluable reference for the mechanical connoisseur.
9th International Conference, Pervasive 2011, San Francisco, USA, June 12-15, 2011. Proceedings
Author: Kent Lyons,Jeffrey Hightower,Elaine M. Huang
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Pervasive 2011, held in San Francisco, USA, in June 2011. The 19 revised full papers and three short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 93 submissions. The contributions are grouped into the following topical sections: practices with smartphones; sensing at home, sensing at work; predicting the future; location sensing; augmenting mobile phone use; pervasive computing in the public arena; public displays; hands on with sensing; sensing on the body.
Author: Petrina Aubol
Publisher: Sterling House Pub
Marissa Palmer decides to purchase a small radio station in file backwoods of Maryland. Expecting to find serenity in the quiet little backwater town, she is shocked to discover that country life is anything but relaxing.
Author: Mark Birkin,Graham Clarke,Martin P. Clarke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
This text demonstrates the importance of geographical thinking in a wide variety of business situations. It illustrates the importance of modern location research.
Author: Judea Pearl,Madelyn Glymour,Nicholas P. Jewell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Many of the concepts and terminology surrounding modern causal inference can be quite intimidating to the novice. Judea Pearl presents a book ideal for beginners in statistics, providing a comprehensive introduction to the field of causality. Examples from classical statistics are presented throughout to demonstrate the need for causality in resolving decision-making dilemmas posed by data. Causal methods are also compared to traditional statistical methods, whilst questions are provided at the end of each section to aid student learning.
It's Drive Time!
Author: Mary Lindeen
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Issues in Global, Public, Community, and Institutional Health: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Global, Public, Community, and Institutional Health. The editors have built Issues in Global, Public, Community, and Institutional Health: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Global, Public, Community, and Institutional Health in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Global, Public, Community, and Institutional Health: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
Author: Aubrey Malphurs
Publisher: Baker Books
First published in 1999, Advanced Strategic Planning explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church's mission. Now in its third edition, this classic resource offers •a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model •useful ideas for developing a ministry strategy •diagrams to help illustrate concepts •a new section on spiritual formation The methods in this book are proven to work, having already helped many churches articulate their vision and implement their mission.
Making the Most of Moments on the Go
Author: Kelly Lingerfeldt Stille,Patricia Russell Wachter
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company
Category: Family & Relationships
Offers advice on how to turn unavoidable family commutes into quality time, sharing nearly 100 short stories and accompanying discussion questions that introduce children to a variety of decision-making situations. Original.
Author: University of Michigan Computing Center
Category: Computation laboratories
Author: Martin P. Ralphs,Peter Wyatt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Economists, geographers and surveyors are beginning to recognise the powerful tool which a Geographical Information System (GIS) offers in effective property management. It provides a means of managing land and property information digitally and in a geographical context, and allows for rapid access to information and a means of analyzing that information in a geographical context. GIS in Land and Property Management shows how to use GIS, both in principle and in practice. It introduces digital mapping and GIS, along with a brief history of the development of GIS and LIS, all with an emphasis on property. In presenting the spectrum of GIS applications in property management it gives a number of case studies from a variety of market sectors, and it analyzes the issues to provide guidance and a number of recommendations for the implementation of GIS. At the same time common themes and issues are drawn out to present a coherent message for students and practitioners. The book is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students on land management, built environment, economics and geography courses, and for property professionals, in both public and private sectors, looking to GIS as a property management decision aid.
Keeping Zen in San Francisco Transit: a Line Trainer's Guide
Author: Douglas Meriwether
Publisher: Balboa Press
“Do you have a car?” “Yes, I do, and you’re sitting in it! Today’s car number is 5481. I get a new car everyday, and I can hold up to fifty people at once! I get to take you where you want to go and get paid to do it. I don’t have to worry about parking, because it is free. I don’t have to pay for gas because this car uses free city hydroelectric power. I have a camera to send a bill to someone blocking my parking space. If there is any trouble, help can be here in three minutes. I sold my truck when I moved here and I haven’t had to pay for tires, batteries, gas, parking, or insurance. My employer is my insurance company. The money is coming in, not going out. I am kind of like the ultimate in ride share, without any carbon emission!”