To Command and Collar

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 1611186676

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 874

Determined to find the human traffickers preying on Shadowlands’ submissives, Master Raoul gets himself invited to a small slave auction. Once informed, the FBI orders him to reject the limited choices so the slavers will invite him to the big auction. To Raoul’s shock, one of the slaves is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands sub. She has a scarred body...and an unbroken spirit. He can’t leave her behind. Ruining the FBI’s carefully laid plans, he buys her. Kimberly’s freedom has come at a devastating price: the other women are still slaves. An FBI raid is their only hope for rescue. Desperate to help the Feds locate the big auction, she agrees to pose as Master Raoul’s slave. Wearing a collar again is terrifying, but under the powerful dominant’s care, Kim starts to heal and then to blossom. This is what she’s been drawn to--and fled from--her entire life. She escaped the slavers who captured her body--can she escape the master who’s captured her heart?

Design Patterns für die Spieleprogrammierung

Author: Robert Nystrom

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 395845092X

Category: Computer games

Page: 400

View: 3047

- Die bekannten Design Patterns der Gang of Four im konkreten Einsatz für die Entwicklung von Games - Zahlreiche weitere vom Autor entwickelte Patterns - Sequenzierungs-, Verhaltens-, Entkopplungs- und Optimierungsmuster Für viele Spieleprogrammierer stellt die Finalisierung ihres Spiels die größte Herausforderung dar. Viele Projekte verlaufen im Sande, weil Programmierer der Komplexität des eigenen Codes nicht gewachsen sind. Die im Buch beschriebenen Design Patterns nehmen genau dieses Problem in Angriff. Der Autor blickt auf jahrelange Erfahrung in der Entwicklung von weltweit erfolgreichen Games zurück und stellt erprobte Patterns vor, mit deren Hilfe Sie Ihren Code entwirren und optimieren können. Die Patterns sind in Form unabhängiger Fallbeispiele organisiert, so dass Sie sich nur mit den für Sie relevanten zu befassen brauchen und das Buch auch hervorragend zum Nachschlagen verwenden können. Sie erfahren, wie man eine stabile Game Loop schreibt, wie Spielobjekte mithilfe von Komponenten organisiert werden können und wie man den CPU-Cache nutzt, um die Performance zu verbessern. Außerdem werden Sie sich damit beschäftigen, wie Skript-Engines funktionieren, wie Sie Ihren Code mittels Quadtrees und anderen räumlichen Aufteilungen optimieren und wie sich die klassischen Design Patterns in Spielen einsetzen lassen.

What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog

Author: Steven D. Hales

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697855

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 3062

Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.

Cowgirl up and ride - Süße Verlockung

Author: Lorelei James

Publisher: Sieben Verlag

ISBN: 3864436885

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4014

Cord McKay ist der älteste Sohn der McKay Familie. Eigentlich sollte der alleinerziehende Vater eines kleinen Jungen mit sich und seinem Leben zufrieden sein, denn er hat ein gesundes, liebes Kind, eine Ranch, lebt da wo er leben möchte, nahe seiner Eltern und Geschwister. Dennoch ist er nicht glücklich, sondern verbittert, und das lässt er seine Außenwelt auch spüren. Amy Jo hat sich schon als kleines Mädchen in den stillen, oft vor sich hin brütenden Kerl verknallt. Von weitem hat sie ihn angehimmelt, er war ihr Held in schimmernder Rüstung, Traummann, die Liebe ihres Lebens ... obwohl er 13 Jahre älter ist als sie. Dies mag auch der Grund sein, warum er Amy Jo immer übersehen hat. Er kennt sie, sie war sogar Babysitter für seinen Sohn, aber als Frau hatte er sie nie auf dem Radar, daher gab sie sich keinen Illusionen hin und zog eines Tages weg. Als Amy Jo nach ein paar Jahren wieder zurückkehrt, beschließt sie, Cord McKay zu zeigen, dass sie nicht mehr das zurückhaltende, brave Mädchen von nebenan ist und schmiedet einen Plan.

Yours to Command

The Life and Legend of Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald

Author: Harold J. Weiss

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574412604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 436

View: 8265

Captain Bill McDonald's (1852-1918) admirers rank him as one of the great captains of Texas Ranger history. His detractors see him as an irresponsible lawman who precipitated violence, hungered for publicity, and related tall tales that cast himself in the hero's role. This title seeks to find the true Bill McDonald and sort fact from myth.

Weißer Tod

Roman

Author: Robert Galbraith

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641241642

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 1122

Ein verstörter junger Mann bittet den privaten Ermittler Cormoran Strike um Hilfe bei der Aufklärung eines Verbrechens, das er – so glaubt er – als Kind mit angesehen hat. Strike ist beunruhigt: Billy hat offensichtlich psychische Probleme und kann sich nur an wenig im Detail erinnern, doch er wirkt aufrichtig. Bevor Strike ihn allerdings ausführlich befragen kann, ergreift der Mann panisch die Flucht. Um Billys Geschichte auf den Grund zu gehen, folgen Strike und Robin Ellacott – einst seine Assistentin, jetzt seine Geschäftspartnerin – einer verschlungenen Spur, die sie durch die zwielichtigen Ecken Londons, in die oberen Kreise des Parlaments und zu einem prachtvollen, doch düsteren Herrenhaus auf dem Land führt. Zugleich verläuft auch Strikes eigenes Leben alles andere als gradlinig: Er hat es als Ermittler zu Berühmtheit gebracht und kann sich nicht länger unauffällig hinter den Kulissen bewegen. Noch dazu ist das Verhältnis zu seiner früheren Assistentin schwieriger denn je – zwar ist Robin für ihn geschäftlich mittlerweile unersetzlich, ihre private Beziehung ist jedoch viel komplizierter ...

Education and Social Mobility in the Soviet Union 1921-1934

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894234

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1759

A history of Soviet education policy 1921-34, this is a sequel to the author's highly praised Commissariat of Enlightenment.

The Criminology of White-Collar Crime

Author: Sally S. Simpson,David Weisburd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387095020

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 2435

The book will synthesize and integrate better what are often disparate ideas, themes, and methods across substantive areas of white-collar crime and criminology and criminal justice. The book also puts together critical and emerging topics within criminology and criminal justice that have important implications for the study of white-collar crime and criminology/criminal justice more generally.

Training the Versatile Hunting Dog

Author: Chuck Johnson

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781932098730

Category: Pets

Page: 225

View: 995

This is a revised and expanded second edition.

The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

A Political, Social, and Military History

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099573

Category: History

Page: 1034

View: 2128

This work is the most comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812 yet published, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis for readers from the high school level to scholars in the field. • 872 entries provide an unmatched scope and breadth of coverage • Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume, giving readers firsthand access to the way the War of 1812 unfolded and was experienced • Extensive bibliography and glossary provide additional resources and clarification of terminology

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations

Author: Alex Gitterman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537018

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

View: 4754

When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, populations that struggle with chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected problems become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities, including immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.

The Idea of Labour Law

Author: Guy Davidov,Brian Langille

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648078

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 6566

Labour law is widely considered to be in crisis by scholars of the field. This crisis has an obvious external dimension - labour law is attacked for impeding efficiency, flexibility, and development; vilified for reducing employment and for favouring already well placed employees over less fortunate ones; and discredited for failing to cover the most vulnerable workers and workers in the "informal sector". These are just some of the external challenges to labour law. There is also an internal challenge, as labour lawyers themselves increasingly question whether their discipline is conceptually coherent, relevant to the new empirical realities of the world of work, and normatively salient in the world as we now know it. This book responds to such fundamental challenges by asking the most fundamental questions: What is labour law for? How can it be justified? And what are the normative premises on which reforms should be based? There has been growing interest in such questions in recent years. In this volume the contributors seek to take this body of scholarship seriously and also to move it forward. Its aim is to provide, if not answers which satisfy everyone, intellectually nourishing food for thought for those interested in understanding, explaining and interpreting labour laws - whether they are scholars, practitioners, judges, policy-makers, or workers and employers.

Das Risiko und sein Preis

Skin in the Game

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234522

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 3932

Warum wir nur denen vertrauen sollten, die etwas zu verlieren haben Stehen wir für die Risiken ein, die wir verursachen? Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, so Nassim Nicholas Taleb, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten für das, was sie tun und veranlassen. Intellektuelle, Journalisten, Bürokraten, Banker, ihnen vor allem wirft er vor, kein »Skin in the Game« zu haben. Weil sie den Preis nicht bezahlen müssen, wenn sie irren, fällen sie schlechte Entscheidungen. Taleb zeigt anhand vieler Beispiele, wie »Skin in the Game«, ein fundamentales Konzept des Risikomanagements, auf alle Bereiche unseres Lebens übertragen werden kann. Sein neues Buch, so provozierend und bahnbrechend wie »Der Schwarze Schwan«, fordert uns heraus, alles, was wir über Risiko und Verantwortung in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu wissen glauben, neu zu denken.

Dog//god Parables

How Relationships With Our Dogs Reflect Our Relationship With God

Author: Margie Clutter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595295568

Category: Pets

Page: 120

View: 3001

Have you watched in awe as dogs performed amazing feats in dog events on TV? Do you wonder, "Why can't my dog listen to me like that? How do those people get their dogs to respond so quickly and accurately?" Margie Clutter has trained and competed with her dogs in obedience, agility, herding and flyball. Her Border Collie, Winthrop Ysabel (Belle), has earned the Border Collie Society of America Versatility Award. Margie writes with an insider's look at the relationship between dogs in competition and their owners, offering training tips for you to improve your relationship with your dog. But she doesn't stop there. Oftentimes we respond to God in the same way our dogs respond to us--confused, distracted, or downright disobedient! Can we learn about obedience, teamwork and relationship with God by observing our dogs? Margie's strong Christian faith has given her a unique perspective on the relationship between dog and handler, human and God. The result is this collection of practical, Scriptural modern-day parables for spiritual growth in your relationship with God. "I fell in love with this fascinating book after reading the first few chapters...a great resource!" Dr. Stephen Schwambach, pastor, author

Narrative of Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the Seventeenth Century

Author: Evliya Çelebi,Joseph von Hammer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108041787

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 8059

This two-volume English translation of part of a longer travel narrative by the Ottoman aristocrat Evliya Çelebi (1611-c.1680) was translated by the Austrian scholar Joseph von Hammer (1774-1856) and published in 1834 by the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, set up to make 'Eastern' texts more widely available in English. Çelebi was highly educated, had served the Ottoman court both as a diplomat and as a soldier, and as he says, had in his travels 'seen the countries of eighteen monarchs and heard 147 different languages'. His lifetime encompassed the highest point of Ottoman expansion into Europe, and his indefatigable curiosity about everything he saw makes this work a fascinating assemblage of topics varying from the fountains of Istanbul to a journey to Georgia. Volume 1 includes a short biography of Çelebi and accounts of the history and architecture of his native city.

Songs of Love and Death

All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love

Author: George R. R. Martin,Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439170835

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2207

IN this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N. HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M. LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN

Blue Blood

Author: Edward Conlon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446489442

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 6929

'Superb. The most stunning memoir ever written about the cop world' Joseph Wambaugh 'Beautiful and inspiring, terrifying and heartbreaking' James Frey 'More chilling than even the most realistic cop dramas on TV' People 'A great book...with the testimonial force equal to that of Michael Herr's Dispatches' Time Blue Blood is the fast-paced, insider story of Edward Conlon's career in the New York Police Department. Conlon tells of his first days as a rookie, walking a beat in the south Bronx through his time in narcotics and his ascent to gold shield detective. Conlon is the product of generations involved in law enforcement, good cops and bad, and he paints a vivid portrait of the teeming street life of the city, in all its horror and splendour. It's all here: adrenaline-fuelled chases, toxic police politics, crackhead informants and police camaraderie. The pace is relentless, the stories hypnotic, the scope nothing less than monumental.