Brandherd

Kay Scarpettas neunter Fall

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810756

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4250

Ein Gestüt in Virginia geht in Flammen auf. Zahlreiche edle Zuchtpferde fallen dem Feuer zum Opfer. In den schwelenden Ruinen entdeckt Dr. Kay Scarpetta die Überreste einer weiblichen Leiche. Die Gerichtsmedizinerin findet heraus, dass die Frau eines gewaltsamen, grauenhaften Todes starb - und ahnt nicht, dass ihr selbst die schwärzesten Tage ihres Lebens bevorstehen. Die in der Psychiatrie inhaftierte Carrie Grethen kündigt in einem kryptischen Brief an Kay Scarpetta ihre baldige Rückkehr an. Die Gerichtsmedizinerin verfolgte vor fünf Jahren den sadistischen Serienmörder Temple Gault, Carries Partner, der auf der Flucht ums Leben kam. Führender Kopf des mörderischen Duos aber war Carrie, die ihr Netz auch nach Scarpettas Nichte Lucy ausgeworfen hatte. Und jetzt, auf dem niedergebrannten Gestüt, führen Spuren zu Carrie, die in der geschlossenen Anstalt einsitzt. Scarpetta findet heraus, dass der Brand gelegt wurde, um ein noch abscheulicheres Verbrechen zu vertuschen. Als Carrie aus der Psychiatrie ausbricht, ahnt Scarpetta, dass sie selbst die Zielscheibe eines diabolischen Plans ist. Aber nicht nur sie allein, auch ihre Liebsten schweben in höchster Gefahr.

Point Of Origin

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074810948X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4068

A farmhouse destroyed by fire. A body amongst the ruins. Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner and consulting pathologist for the federal law enforcement agency ATF, is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia which has been destroyed by fire. In the ruins of the house she finds a body which tells a story of a violent and grisly murder. The fire has come at the same time as another, even more incendiary horror: Carrie Grethen, a killer who nearly destroyed the lives of Scarpetta and those closest to her, has escaped from a forensic psychiatric hospital. Her whereabouts is unknown, but her ultimate destination is not, for Carrie has begun to communicate with Scarpetta, conveying her deadly - if cryptic - plans for revenge. Chillingly mesmeric in tone, labyrinthine in structure, POINT OF ORIGIN is Patricia Cornwell at her most dazzling.

Point of Origin

The Evolution of Religious Consciousness and Its Ultimate Expression

Author: Ericjon Thomas

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469166585

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 8346

The Point of Origin investigates the evolution of religious consciousness as an integral reality in the human person. The evolution of religious consciousness is an experience found throughout human history beginning with the earliest known human species, the Cro-Magnon. In this work Br. Thomas identifies empirical data that lends itself to his theory that spirituality is not a bi-product of the human phenomena but an essential characteristic of being human. The author delves into conscious acknowledgement of the natural law as a universal norm guiding human activity in the wake of the plurality of religious expressions (Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, etc.). In a crescendo effect of his work Br. Thomas illustrates how mysticism becomes the ultimate expression of religious consciousness in the human experience.

Point of Origin

Gobekli Tepe and the Spiritual Matrix for the World’s Cosmologies

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620554453

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 1408

Reveals Gobekli Tepe as a center of civilizing knowledge for the ancient world • Details how symbolic elements at Gobekli Tepe link a pre-Vedic cult in India to cosmological myths and traditions in Africa, Egypt, Tibet, and China • Discusses how carved animal images at Gobekli Tepe relate to stages of creation and provide an archaic foundation for symbolic written language • Defines how classical elements of ancient Egyptian myth and religion characterize an archaic cosmological tradition that links ancestrally back to Gobekli Tepe How could multiple ancient cultures, spanning both years and geography, have strikingly similar creation myths and cosmologies? Why do the Dogon of Africa and the civilizations of ancient Egypt, India, Tibet, and China share sacred words and symbols? Revealing the existence of a long-forgotten primal culture and the world’s first center of higher learning, Laird Scranton shows how the sophisticated complex at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is the definitive point of origin from which all the great civilizations of the past inherited their cosmology, esoteric teachings, and civilizing skills, such as agriculture, metallurgy, and stone masonry, fully developed. Scranton explains how the carved images on Gobekli Tepe’s stone pillars were the precursors to the sacred symbols of the Dogon, Egyptians, Tibetans, and Chinese as well as the matriarchal Sakti cult of ancient Iran and India. He identifies Gobekli Tepe as a remote mountain sanctuary of higher knowledge alluded to in Sakti myth, named like an important temple in Egypt, and defined in ancient Buddhist tradition as Vulture Peak. Scranton reveals how Gobekli Tepe’s enigmatic “H” carvings and animal symbolism, symbolic of stages of creation, was presented as a kind of prototype of written language accessible to the hunter-gathers who inhabited the region. He shows how the myths and deities of many ancient cultures are connected linguistically, extending even to the name of Gobekli Tepe and the Egyptian concept of Zep Tepi, the mythical age of the “First Time.” Identifying Gobekli Tepe not only as the first university but also as the first temple, perhaps built as a civilizing exercise, Scranton definitively places this enigmatic archaeological site at the point of origin of civilization, religion, and ancient science.

Interpretation of Bloodstain Evidence at Crime Scenes, Second Edition

Author: William G. Eckert,Stuart H. James

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849381263

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 2944

As witnessed in landmark criminal cases, the quality and integrity of bloodstain evidence can be a crucial factor in determining a verdict. Since the first edition of Interpretation of Bloodstain Evidence at Crime Scenes was published nearly a decade ago, bloodstain pattern interpretation has continued to grow as a branch of forensic science. Revised and updated to reflect new technology and developments in the field, the second edition is packed with new information and illustrations-including 421 photographs and diagrams of improved quality that will aid in interpretation of evidence. Expanding on a single chapter presented in the bestselling first edition, the second edition details, in four chapters, an introduction to bloodstain interpretation; low-velocity impact and angular considerations; medium and high-velocity impact; and the significance of partially dried, clotted, aged, and physically altered bloodstains in four new chapters. A full chapter on the detection of blood with luminol, featuring high-quality, full-color photographs of luminol reactions, has been added. This new edition also includes 12 new case studies in addition to 8 original case studies from the first edition that have been retained for their interpretative value. Everyone involved in crime scene evaluation and interpretation-law enforcement officers, criminologists, medical examiners, forensic pathologists, medicolegal personnel, and prosecutors and defense attorneys-will benefit from the improved and expanded second edition of this definitive reference.

Point of Origin

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399143946

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 8744

Virginia medical examiner Kay Scarpetta finds herself up against a killer who hids his crimes with fire

Big History

Die Geschichte der Welt - Vom Urknall bis zur Zukunft der Menschheit

Author: David Christian

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446261427

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8157

Der Big Bang war der heißeste Augenblick der Weltgeschichte. Der Rest ist Abkühlung. Und die hatte Folgen: Atome und Sterne entstanden, die Erde und wir. Eingebettet in die Geschichte des Universums ist auch die Geschichte der Menschheit. David Christian erzählt die Historie der Welt anhand von acht Schwellenmomenten: von der Entstehung des Lebens bis zur Fotosynthese, von der Sprache bis zum menschgemachten Klimawandel. Sein Buch ist eine brillante Synthese der Erkenntnisse aus Astronomie, Biologie, Chemie und Physik. Und eine atemberaubende moderne Ursprungsgeschichte, die mit einem Ausblick auf die Zukunft endet, in der wir endlich die Verantwortung für den Planeten Erde übernehmen müssen.

Point of Origin

Author: Rebecca Yarros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997383133

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5789

In Legacy, Colorado, our inheritance is simple: Fire and Heartbreak. Sebastian Vargas? He's both. Bash was my best friend, my first love, my everything...until he walked away six years ago. I swore I'd never leave Legacy. Bash swore he'd never leave me. At least one of us kept our promise. When he comes home with a plan to resurrect the local hotshot crew that killed eighteen firefighters, including both our fathers, he sets everyone on edge¿especially me. Bash needs my help to win over the town council on behalf of the crew, but he has no intention of being on it¿or staying. I can't afford to fall for him again, but six years hasn't changed our insanely hot chemistry, or the way we feel about each other.With history poised to repeat itself, I'm once again torn between the small town I vowed to fight for, and the man whose love could burn me to the ground again.

Origin

Thriller

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732542211

Category: Fiction

Page: 668

View: 6075

ILLUMINATI, SAKRILEG, DAS VERLORENE SYMBOL und INFERNO - vier Welterfolge, die mit ORIGIN ihre spektakuläre Fortsetzung finden. Die Wege zur Erlösung sind zahlreich. Verzeihen ist nicht der einzige. Als der Milliardär und Zukunftsforscher Edmond Kirsch drei der bedeutendsten Religionsvertreter der Welt um ein Treffen bittet, sind die Kirchenmänner zunächst skeptisch. Was will ihnen der bekennende Atheist mitteilen? Was verbirgt sich hinter seiner "bahnbrechenden Entdeckung", das Relevanz für Millionen Gläubige auf diesem Planeten haben könnte? Nachdem die Geistlichen Kirschs Präsentation gesehen haben, verwandelt sich ihre Skepsis in blankes Entsetzen. Die Furcht vor Kirschs Entdeckung ist begründet. Und sie ruft Gegner auf den Plan, denen jedes Mittel recht ist, ihre Bekanntmachung zu verhindern. Doch es gibt jemanden, der unter Einsatz des eigenen Lebens bereit ist, das Geheimnis zu lüften und der Welt die Augen zu öffnen: Robert Langdon, Symbolforscher aus Harvard, Lehrer Edmond Kirschs und stets im Zentrum der größten Verschwörungen. Jetzt das eBook herunterladen und in wenigen Sekunden loslesen!

Modern German Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Bill J. Dodd

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415272995

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 454

View: 2121

Modern German Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: * Apologizing * Expressing regret * Voicing an opinion or casting doubt on something The book addresses learners' pratical needs and presents the uses to which we put language in order to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this second edition features: * The new German spelling system * Fuller explanations of grammatical structures in Part A * Even more extensive cross-referencing between Parts A and B * A comprehensive index to the full grammar The grammar assumes no previous grammatical training and is intended for all those who have a basic knowledge of German, from intermediate learners in schools and adult education to undergraduates taking German as a major or minor part of their studies. This grammar is also accompanied by a second edition of the Modern German Grammar Workbook, featuring exercises and activities which link directly to the grammar.

Family-of-origin Therapy and Diversity

Author: H. Russell Searight

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781560324645

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 8185

Family-of-origin therapy is a psychodynamically oriented intervention approach developed by Murray Bowen and James Framo. Assessment and therapy focus on the multigenerational family history as the basis for perceptions of current adult relationships. This book describes family-of-origin therapy in an understandable manner that is easily applied to clinical practice. Concepts such as differentiation, triangulation, emotional reactivity, and object relations are discussed and illustrated with case examples. Research findings and assessment tools are described.

Family Of Origin Therapy And Cultural Diversity

Author: H. Russell Searight

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317763378

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 3157

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Global conceptualism

points of origin, 1950s-1980s

Author: Luis Camnitzer,Jane Farver,Rachel Weiss,László Beke,Walker Art Center,Miami Art Museum of Dade County

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780960451494

Category: Art

Page: 279

View: 5131

This book documents the most important exhibition of conceptual art ever undertaken, and surveys with decidedly international scope the development of idea-based art in the works of over 100 artists, from Australia, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and North America. Included are scholarly essays which consider on a region-by-region basis the spread of conceptual art, as well as the "moment of rupture" when artists turned from object-based to idea-based art. Through both its text and its numerous reproductions, this book shows the degree to which the language of conceptual art is global, and its extensive look at non-Western artists redresses the relative invisibility of these places in most histories of conceptualism.

The Origins of Life

The Primogenital Matrix of Life and Its Context

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734151

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

View: 461

Life appears ungraspable, yet its understanding lies at the heart of current preoccupations. In our attempt to understand life through its origins, the ambition of the present collection is to unravel the network of the origin of the various spheres of sense that carry it onwards. The primogenital matrix of generation (Tymieniecka), elaborated as the fulcrum of this collection, elucidates the main riddles of the scientific / philosophical controversies concerning the status of various spheres that seek to make sense of life.

Nonverbal Communication

Notes on the Visual Perception of Human Relations

Author: Jurgen Ruesch,Weldon Kees

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body language

Page: 205

View: 2876

Right Down Your Alley: The Complete Book of Bowling

Author: Vesma Grinfelds,Bonnie Hultstrand

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840048076

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 5127

Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more, Wadsworth offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Wadsworth Physical Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BOWLING, 7th Edition, includes everything a bowler, whether beginner or advanced, young or old, needs to know about the game. This text takes students from holding a ball to principles of movement and competitive bowling, and provides strategies to keep improving. RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BOWLING also covers more advanced topics for those past the novice stage. Throughout the text, students will be introduced to the newest proven techniques, equipment, and teaching and learning concepts that are currently being used effectively by bowlers, coaches, and teachers across the country. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fictions of Discourse

Reading Narrative Theory

Author: Patrick O'Neill

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 5697

O'Neill investigates the extent to which narrative discourse subverts the story it tells in foregrounding its own performance.