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Summary: New York Times bestseller! Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! He knows how to score, on and off

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  • Publisher: Elle Kennedy Inc.
  • ISBN: 0994054424
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 361
  • Language: English
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Description: New York Times bestseller! Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! He knows how to score, on and off the ice Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands. It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love. The Briar U Series of Standalone Novels The Chase (Briar U Book 1) The Risk (Briar U Book 2) The Play (Briar U Book 3) The Off-Campus Series of Standalone Novels The Deal (Off-Campus Book 1) The Mistake (Off-Campus Book 2) The Score (Off-Campus Book 3) The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4)


Pdf ebook: The Body Keeps the Score

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Summary: #1 New York Times bestseller “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on socie

  • Author : Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101608307
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1072
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Description: #1 New York Times bestseller “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.


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Summary: The last lecture on leadership by the NFL's greatest coach: Bill Walsh Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership t

  • Author : Bill Walsh,Steve Jamison,Craig Walsh
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101109017
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: The last lecture on leadership by the NFL's greatest coach: Bill Walsh Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played. Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became his ultimate lecture on leadership. Additional insights and perspective are provided by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and others. Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with 12 employees. These final words of 'wisdom by Walsh' will inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.


Pdf ebook: Settle the Score

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Summary: From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the sixth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade s

  • Author : Alex Morgan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481451065
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1505
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Description: From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the sixth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series about believing in yourself and working as a team. Devin is finally catching her stride with the winter soccer league, and as the championships approach, Devin and Jessi’s team has a real shot at coming out on top! Only, Zoe’s team does too, and suddenly things get awkward between the Kicks. Devin tries to keep her head, but she’s torn—she wants her friend to be happy, but she wants to win, too! And Zoe’s too busy strategizing with her new teammates to make time for the Kicks. As the finals get closer, tensions rise until even Frida and Emma don’t know who to root for. Maybe this time the Kicks can’t stand up under the weight of competition.


Pdf ebook: Knowing the Score

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Summary: In Knowing the Score, philosopher David Papineau uses sports to illuminate some of modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. As Papineau demonstrates,

  • Author : David Papineau
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465094945
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1525
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Description: In Knowing the Score, philosopher David Papineau uses sports to illuminate some of modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. As Papineau demonstrates, the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes confuses crucial issues in philosophy. The tactics of road bicycle racing shed new light on questions of altruism, while sporting family dynasties reorient the nature v. nurture debate. Why do sports competitors choke? Why do fans think God will favor their team over their rivals? How can it be moral to deceive the umpire by framing a pitch? From all of these questions, and many more, philosophy has a great deal to learn. An entertaining and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world, Knowing the Score is perfect reading for armchair philosophers and Monday morning quarterbacks alike.


Pdf ebook: A Boring Wife Settles the Score

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Summary: The eagerly anticipated sequel to the critically beloved and bestselling Autopsy of a Boring Wife finds the saucy and ever-appealing Diane, now turning fif

  • Author : Marie-Renee Lavoie
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1487009380
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1967
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Description: The eagerly anticipated sequel to the critically beloved and bestselling Autopsy of a Boring Wife finds the saucy and ever-appealing Diane, now turning fifty and with the wreckage of her marriage behind her, setting off on a new hilarious journey for romance. A Boring Wife Settles the Score marks the return of Diane, the raunchy and entertaining heroine of the prize-winning and bestselling Autopsy of a Boring Wife. Despite the end of her marriage, Diane still has plenty of love to give. Determined not to waste her days — that’s just not her style — she finds a job in a daycare and solace in cocktails with her best friend, Claudine, who convinces Diane her love life is not over. Diane wants romance and sees no reason why she shouldn’t have it, but she soon discovers, in her typically chaotic and hilarious manner, that for a woman approaching her fifties the task is not so simple as it is for a man.


Pdf ebook: Knowing the Score

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Summary: A rugby player with a scandalous past gives up his vow of celibacy to help a virgin overcome her fear of intimacy… Book one of the London Legends Profess

  • Author : Kat Latham
  • Publisher: Agony and Hope Publishing
  • ISBN: 9082295148
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1655
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Description: A rugby player with a scandalous past gives up his vow of celibacy to help a virgin overcome her fear of intimacy… Book one of the London Legends Professional rugby player Spencer Bailey is fully focused on his game during rugby season. With his last chance at being selected for the upcoming World Cup, he can’t afford the kind of tabloid scandal that nearly derailed his career eleven years ago. But rugby season hasn't started yet, and Spencer’s looking for an easy-breezy hook-up with a woman who knows the relationship will end when the season begins. Caitlyn Sweeny, the curvy American with the temporary visa, may be the perfect temporary lover. Caitlyn works for a humanitarian organization and has helped people survive some of the world's worst disasters. She’s ready to tackle any crisis—except her disastrous love life. Her deep fear of intimacy forbids anyone from getting too close. But Spencer’s hot body and compassionate nature ignite an unexpected fire in Caitlyn. She’s only in London for a short while. Can she learn to let loose, without losing her heart? Caitlyn and Spencer are falling for each other fast, but their relationship has an expiration date. When past secrets surface, the old rules of the game no longer apply. When it comes to love, neither one knows the score. Are they ready to tackle the new challenges together? Please note: This book was originally published in 2013 but has been re-published with no changes to the story. “I love Kat Latham’s London Legends series—the rugby players are hot, the emotion is hard-hitting and the sex is sizzling!” —Molly O’Keefe, RITA award-winning and bestselling author


Pdf ebook: The Score

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Summary: New York Times bestseller! Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! He knows how to score, on and off

  • Author : Elle Kennedy
  • Publisher: Elle Kennedy Inc.
  • ISBN: 0994054424
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 361
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1354
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Description: New York Times bestseller! Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! He knows how to score, on and off the ice Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands. It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love. The Briar U Series of Standalone Novels The Chase (Briar U Book 1) The Risk (Briar U Book 2) The Play (Briar U Book 3) The Off-Campus Series of Standalone Novels The Deal (Off-Campus Book 1) The Mistake (Off-Campus Book 2) The Score (Off-Campus Book 3) The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4)


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Summary: DS Catrin Price receives a series of cryptic messages from an old school friend. When Cat visits him at his isolated house in the depths of the Brecon Beac

  • Author : Howard Marks
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409027899
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: DS Catrin Price receives a series of cryptic messages from an old school friend. When Cat visits him at his isolated house in the depths of the Brecon Beacons she discovers that his beloved daughter is missing. But she’s not the only one. Other girls in the area have been disappearing, and when one of them is found dead in an abandoned mine shaft, Cat fears the worst. Ignoring instructions to leave the case well alone, she embarks on a desperate hunt that will take her to one of London’s most notorious drug gangs and into the darkest corners of her mind. Cat will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, but there are people who will do anything to keep it hidden – and they are watching her every move.


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Summary: You probably haven’t ever noticed them. But they’ve noticed you. They notice everything. That’s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outsi

  • Author : Richard Stark
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226772936
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1986
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Description: You probably haven’t ever noticed them. But they’ve noticed you. They notice everything. That’s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers’ work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack. They’re thieves. Heisters, to be precise. They’re pros, and Parker is far and away the best of them. If you’re planning a job, you want him in. Tough, smart, hardworking, and relentlessly focused on his trade, he is the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t want to cross him, and you don’t want to get in his way, because he’ll stop at nothing to get what he’s after. Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency—Stark is a master of crime writing; his books as influential as any in the genre. The University of Chicago Press has embarked on a project to return the early volumes of this series to print for a new generation of readers to discover—and become addicted to. Parker works with a group of professional con men in The Score on his biggest job yet—robbing an entire town in North Dakota. “Whatever Stark writes, I read. He’s a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard “Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.”—Washington Post Book World “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll want on that desert island.”—Lawrence Block


Pdf ebook: Here’S the Score

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Summary: In 1939, a family of twelve siblings coming out of the depths of Great Depression poverty finds itself living in an abandoned town hall that once served as

  • Author : Ronald James Newton
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1543469620
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 374
  • Language: English
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Description: In 1939, a family of twelve siblings coming out of the depths of Great Depression poverty finds itself living in an abandoned town hall that once served as a basketball gymnasium in the small Colorado town of Mead. There, with basketball hoops hanging over their heads, an all-male set of triplets is born, marking the beginning of their destined journey toward leading Mead High School to basketball prominence. Growing up in the 40s and 50s, the triplets obsession with basketball is inspired and nurtured by their older siblings, schoolmates, teammates, and community members. Throughout their elementary, middle school, and early high school years, the triplets and two other brothers learn from teammates and coaches. They experience adulation and newspaper notoriety, causing their mother to constantly remind them to refrain from self-absorption and to work together. In 1956, the brothers participate in a historic event in the nations basketball history when they form and play as the starting five for Mead High. This story, told through the eyes of sixteenth-born and triplet Ronald James Newton, recounts his struggles in the classroom and on the basketball court and portrays his striving toward development of meaningful and satisfying relationships with classmates, family, and friends. The storys threads of spirituality and facing and rising above adversity are enveloped in the bonding relationships that small-town and small-school athletics provide and are crowned by Meads 57 state basketball championship victory.


Pdf ebook: Settling the Score

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Summary: Calm, reasoned, and well-modulated tones are not the order of business in discussing Chicago sports, and when it comes to talking Chicago sports, Mike Nort

  • Author : Mike North
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • ISBN: 1617499005
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Views: 687
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Description: Calm, reasoned, and well-modulated tones are not the order of business in discussing Chicago sports, and when it comes to talking Chicago sports, Mike North is in a class by himself. He led the sports-talk-radio industry out of its formative stages and became the city's most recognized voice. With his in-your-face style, North has all the answers and doesn't shortchange the reader when it comes to opinions. Why do the Bears carry the city? What's the basic difference between Sox and Cubs fans? Will the Bulls ever return to glory? Can the Blackhawks recapture their stature as one of the top teams in the NHL?


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Summary: Beginning with the earliest experiments in musical accompaniment carried out in the Edison Laboratories, Kathryn Kalinak uses archival material to outline

  • Author : Kathryn Kalinak
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 029913363X
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 338
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Description: Beginning with the earliest experiments in musical accompaniment carried out in the Edison Laboratories, Kathryn Kalinak uses archival material to outline the history of American music and film. Focusing on the scores of several key composers of the sound era, including Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Captain Blood, Max Steiner’s The Informer, Bernard Herrmann’s The Magnificent Ambersons, and David Raksin’s Laura, Kalinak concludes that classical scoring conventions were designed to ensure the dominance of narrative exposition. Her analyses of contemporary work such as John Williams’ The Empire Strikes Back and Basil Poledouris’ RoboCop demonstrate how the traditions of the classical era continue to influence scoring practices today.


Pdf ebook: Knowing the Score

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Summary: The Sunday Times bestseller Judy Murray provides the ultimate insight into life with her tennis champion sons Andy and Jamie. What happens when you find yo

  • Author : Judy Murray
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 147354842X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 486
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Description: The Sunday Times bestseller Judy Murray provides the ultimate insight into life with her tennis champion sons Andy and Jamie. What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray’s extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism. We all need a story of ‘yes we can’ to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award ‘Quite simply, she is inspirational, passionate and great fun’ Observer


Pdf ebook: Even the Score

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Summary: Alex makes an unpopular decision and Ava deals with an unwanted crush in the fifth book of the It Takes Two series! Sporty, shy Ava is finally starting to

  • Author : Belle Payton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481419536
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 633
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Description: Alex makes an unpopular decision and Ava deals with an unwanted crush in the fifth book of the It Takes Two series! Sporty, shy Ava is finally starting to feel like the guys on the Ashland Middle School football team are accepting her as a player, despite the fact that she’s a girl. But then the star wide receiver, Owen, keeps missing his passes, and his teammates are blaming it on a crush—on Ava! When he awkwardly gives Ava a gift that’s way too expensive, she realizes they’re right. Can she find a way to let Owen down easy and still stay on the team’s good side? Meanwhile, class president Alex has to choose how to spend some student council funds. The football team is scheduled to get a new scoreboard, but the drama department desperately needs new sets and costumes. Alex decides it’s fair to give some money to the arts for a change, but the football fans of Ashland don’t necessarily think so…and it may take a natural disaster for Alex to prove she’s not a football-hater!


Pdf ebook: The Score, the Orchestra, and the Conductor

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Summary: Known internationally for his work as a teacher of conducting, Gustav Meier's influence in the field cannot be overstated. In The Score, the Orchestra and

  • Author : Gustav Meier
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199716906
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Language: English
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Description: Known internationally for his work as a teacher of conducting, Gustav Meier's influence in the field cannot be overstated. In The Score, the Orchestra and the Conductor, Meier demystifies the conductor's craft with explanations and illustrations of what the conductor must know to attain podium success. He provides useful information from the rudimentary to the sophisticated, and offers specific and readily applicable advice for technical and musical matters essential to the conductor's first rehearsal with the orchestra. This book details many topics that otherwise are unavailable to the aspiring and established conductor, including the use of the common denominator, the "The ZIG-ZAG method", a multiple, cross-indexed glossary of orchestral instruments in four languages, an illustrated description of string harmonics, and a comprehensive listing of voice categories, their overlaps, dynamic ranges and repertory. The Score, the Orchestra and the Conductor is an indispensable addition to the library of every conductor and conducting student.


Pdf ebook: Dave Bassett - Settling the Score

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Summary: Dave Bassett is one of football's colourful characters. He is the man who led Wimbledon to their FA Cup triumph in 1988. His talents are renowned throughou

  • Author : Dave Bassett
  • Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784185116
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Views: 664
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Description: Dave Bassett is one of football's colourful characters. He is the man who led Wimbledon to their FA Cup triumph in 1988. His talents are renowned throughout the football league. In his autobiography he reveals the stories that have been the hallmark of his amazing career.He reveals the truth behind his four days in charge of Crystal Palace, his fiery relationship with Elton John at Watford, the boardroom battles during his time at Sheffield United and also the chain of events that led to his rejection of Manchester City.He also explains his philosophy of football which has led to his success and made him one of the personalities in the history of the game.'Fantastic - The best football book of the year.' - The Mirror


Pdf ebook: Who Keeps the Score on the London Stages?

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Summary: How does one become a theater critic in London? What do the theater critics think of their profession? How are they judged by those they critique? What do

  • Author : Kalina Stefanova
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134429827
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Views: 759
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Description: How does one become a theater critic in London? What do the theater critics think of their profession? How are they judged by those they critique? What do both critics and theatre-makers think of their mutual object of desire - the British Theatre? Who Keeps the Score on the London Stages? sets out to find the answers to these questions and many more in this long overdue publication on Britain's current theatre scene. Included are comprehensive interviews with more than fifty major London theatre critics and theater-makers, including Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Stephen Berkoff, Michael Billington, Martin Coveney, Nicholas de Jongh, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Peter Hall, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Adrian Noble, Sir Trevor Nunn and Irving Wardle. The author has gathered together a lively discussion about the contrmporary state of the British theatre, drawing a picture of its strengths, weaknesses and the problems it faces today. This volume serves as a long overdue guide to the Theatre critics' profession in Britain.


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Summary: GOING ONCE . . . Identity theft mastermind Lauren Kelly has always had a taste for the finer things. With her lover and accomplice, Matt Connors, by her si

  • Author : Kiki Swinson
  • Publisher: Dafina
  • ISBN: 1617739677
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1738
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Description: GOING ONCE . . . Identity theft mastermind Lauren Kelly has always had a taste for the finer things. With her lover and accomplice, Matt Connors, by her side, there’s nothing she can’t buy or steal. But she’s not the only one... GOING TWICE . . . When their partner, Yancy, stumbles onto a tycoon’s multi-million dollar bank account, Lauren expects the latest scam will go smoothly—until she discovers Matt and Yancy are planning the ultimate betrayal... SOMEONE’S GOING TO DIE . . . Fortunately, Lauren is one step ahead of Matt. Once she disappears with every last dollar, they’ll have no doubt they chose the wrong woman to deceive. But all three of them chose the wrong target... “Treachery, betrayal and revenge add to the twists and turns. . . . Loved it!” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars “Reads like a block-buster movie.” —AAMBC Reviewer


Pdf ebook: Fabric of the Game

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Summary: An in-depth look into the origins of how each NHL team was named, received their logo and design, with interviews by those responsible. Written by those mo

  • Author : Chris Creamer,Todd Radom
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 168358385X
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1014
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Description: An in-depth look into the origins of how each NHL team was named, received their logo and design, with interviews by those responsible. Written by those most knowledgeable, you'll learn why every hockey team to every play in the National Hockey League looks the way it does. Nothing unites or divides a random assortment of strangers quite like the hockey team for which they cheer. The passion they hold within them for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Boston Bruins allows them to look past any differences which would have otherwise disrupted a perfectly fine Thanksgiving dinner and channels it into a powerful, shared admiration for their team. We decorate our lives with their logos, stock our wardrobe with their jerseys, and, in some cases, even tattoo our bodies with their iconography and colors. They’re so ingrained in our lives we don’t even think to ask ourselves why Los Angeles celebrates royalty; why Buffalo cheers for not one, but two massive cavalry swords; or why the Broadway Blueshirts named themselves for a law enforcement agency in Texas (or why they even wear blue shirts, for that matter). All that and more is explored in Fabric of the Game, authored by two of the sports world’s leading experts in team branding and design: Chris Creamer and Todd Radom. Tapping into their vast knowledge of the whys and hows, Creamer and Radom explore and share the origin stories behind these and more, talking directly to those involved in the decision processes and designs of the National Hockey League’s team names, logos, and uniforms, pouring through historical accounts to find and deliver the answers to these questions. Learn more about the historied Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, as well as the lost but not forgotten Hartford Whalers and Quebec Nordiques, all the way to the lesser-known Kansas City Scouts and Philadelphia Quakers. Whichever team you pledge allegiance, Fabric of the Game covers them in-depth with research and knowledge for any hockey fan to enjoy.


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Summary: He'd always made light of her feelings When she was young, Jenna had been infatuated with Simon Townsend, her best friend's teasing brother. Then infatuati

  • Author : Penny Jordan
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1459296478
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: He'd always made light of her feelings When she was young, Jenna had been infatuated with Simon Townsend, her best friend's teasing brother. Then infatuation changed to a curious uneasiness, one that made her feel edgy and restless in his company. Fortunately she had little occasion to see much of him now, for, as a prominent London barrister, he moved in different circles than Jenna. But an escapade of his sister's threw Simon and Jenna together again in a most awkward—not to mention compromising—situation. He thought it was funny. Jenna was not amused. And she would have given anything to avoid the consequences! Originally published in Sep 1988.


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Summary: This study seeks to explore the role and significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into prod

  • Author : Hilary Poriss
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199744657
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: This study seeks to explore the role and significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into productions of Italian operas. Each chapter investigates the art of aria insertion during the nineteenth century from varying perspectives, beginning with an overview of the changing fortunes of the practice, followed by explorations of individual prima donnas and their relationship with particular insertion arias: Carolina Ungher's difficulties in finding a "perfect" aria to introduce into Donizetti's Marino Faliero; Guiditta Pasta's performance of an aria from Pacini's Niobe in a variety of operas, and the subsequent fortunes of that particular aria; Maria Malibran's interpolation of Vaccai's final scene from Giulietta e Romeo in place of Bellini's original setting in his I Capuleti e i Montecchi; and Adelina Patti's "mini-concerts" in the lesson scene of Il barbiere di Siviglia. The final chapter provides a treatment of a short story, "Memoir of a Song," narrated by none other than an insertion aria itself, and the volume concludes with an appendix containing the first modern edition of this short story, a narrative that has lain utterly forgotten since its publication in 1849. This book covers a wide variety of material that will be of interest to opera scholars and opera lovers alike, touching on the fluidity of the operatic work, on the reception of the singers, and on the shifting and hardening aesthetics of music criticism through the period.


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Summary: Paying down her sister’s debts has left personal assistant Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfes

  • Author : Kate Meader
  • Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
  • ISBN: 1633755649
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 262
  • Language: English
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Description: Paying down her sister’s debts has left personal assistant Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to get a second job as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out. Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction...and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland. But then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma. Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both. Each book in the Tall, Dark, and Texan series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Even The Score Book #2 Taking the Score Book #3 One Week to Score


Pdf ebook: The Final Score

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Summary: In the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Contact, a star quarterback is torn between his love of the game—and t

  • Author : Jaci Burton
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 039958515X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: In the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Contact, a star quarterback is torn between his love of the game—and the woman who may be the love of his life. Nathan Riley is ready to follow in the footsteps of his famous football player father. He’s been drafted as quarterback for his dad’s former team, and his future is bright. When his friend Mia Cassidy moves to the same city, their years-long friendship suddenly sparks hot, reminding him of the one night they had together in college that he can never forget. Like Nathan, Mia is from a sports dynasty family and embarking on an incredible new career—as founder of her own sports management company. Her friendship with Nathan means everything to her, and tossing sex into the mix again could jeopardize it. But the chemistry between them has always sizzled, and it isn’t long before Mia realizes she wants more with Nathan than just late-night talks and pizza. Passion has a funny way of changing the rules, and soon Nathan and Mia discover that to win it all, they’ll have to make an unexpected play for love.


Pdf ebook: The Score, Accuracy, and Certainty Functions determine a Total Order on the Set of Neutrosophic Triplets (T, I, F)

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Summary: In this paper we prove that the Single-Valued (and respectively Interval-Valued, as well as Subset-Valued) Score, Accuracy, and Certainty Functions determi

  • Author : Florentin Smarandache
  • Publisher: Infinite Study
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  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Number of Pages: 14
  • Language: English
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Description: In this paper we prove that the Single-Valued (and respectively Interval-Valued, as well as Subset-Valued) Score, Accuracy, and Certainty Functions determine a total order on the set of neutrosophic triplets (T, I, F). This total order is needed in the neutrosophic decision-makin applications.


Pdf ebook: Run Like You Stole Something

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Summary: There's more to sporting success than raw talent and the luck of the draw. Explaining the hows and whys of what a spectator sees and a competitor experienc

  • Author : Damian Farrow,Justin Kemp
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 9781741153347
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 230
  • Language: English
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Description: There's more to sporting success than raw talent and the luck of the draw. Explaining the hows and whys of what a spectator sees and a competitor experiences, Justin Kemp and Damian Farrow explain the science behind sports performance. Alongside hardcore data, there are classic anecdotes,fascinating historical facts and bizarre bits of nerdy trivia. Whether your view is from the couch, the stand, or up-close-and-personal on the field, you'll be enlightened and entertained by what really goes on in the wide world of sport. And in case you're wondering, the not-so-scientific run like you stole something' is the authors' favourite footy yell.


Pdf ebook: A-level Mathematics Challenging Drill Questions (Yellowreef)

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Summary: • according to syllabus for exam up to year 2020 • new questions from top schools & colleges since 2008 – 2017 • exposes “surprise & trick” que

  • Author : Thomas Bond,Chris Hughes
  • Publisher: Yellowreef Limited
  • ISBN: 0797802002
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 295
  • Language: English
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Description: • according to syllabus for exam up to year 2020 • new questions from top schools & colleges since 2008 – 2017 • exposes “surprise & trick” questions • complete answer keys • most efficient method of learning, hence saves time • arrange from easy-to-hard both by topics and question-types to facilitate easy absorption • full set of step-by-step solution approaches (available separately) • advanced trade book • complete and concise eBook editions available • also suitable for • Cambridge GCE AL (H1/H2) • Cambridge International A & AS Level • Books available for other subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics, English • Primary level, Secondary level, GCE O-level, GCE A-level, iGCSE, Cambridge A-level, Hong Kong DSE • visit www.yellowreef.com for sample chapters and more


Pdf ebook: Studio-Based Instrumental Learning

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Summary: In Studio-Based Instrumental Learning, Kim Burwell investigates the nature of lesson interactions in instrumental teaching and learning. Studio lesson acti

  • Author : Kim Burwell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317048857
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: In Studio-Based Instrumental Learning, Kim Burwell investigates the nature of lesson interactions in instrumental teaching and learning. Studio lesson activity is represented as a private interaction, dealing with skill acquisition and reflecting a tradition based in apprenticeship, as well as the personal attributes and intentions of participants. The varied and particular nature of such interaction does not always lend itself well to observation or - when observed - to easy interpretation. This presents particular problems for practitioners wishing to share aspects of professional knowledge, and for researchers seeking to explain the practice. Focusing on a single case study of two clarinet lessons, Burwell uses video observations and interviews to analyse collaborative lesson activity, through the 'rich transcription' of performance, verbal and nonverbal behaviours. The foregrounded lesson interactions are also contextualised by the background consideration of social, cultural and institutional frameworks. The research is aimed a helping to create a framework that can support reflection among practitioners as they continually develop their work, not only experientially - through the tradition of 'vertical transmission' from one musician to another - but collaboratively, through the 'horizontal' sharing of good practice.


Pdf ebook: The Test Score Decline

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  • Author : Lawrence Lipsitz
  • Publisher: Educational Technology
  • ISBN: 9780877780953
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 220
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Combinatorial Optimization and Applications

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Summary: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, COCOA 2014, held on the

  • Author : Zhao Zhang,Lidong Wu,Wen Xu,Ding-Zhu Du
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319126911
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 774
  • Language: English
  • Views: 361
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Description: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, COCOA 2014, held on the island of Maui, Hawaii, USA, in December 2014. The 56 full papers included in the book were carefully reviewed and selected from 133 submissions. Topics covered include classic combinatorial optimization; geometric optimization; network optimization; optimization in graphs; applied optimization; CSoNet; and complexity, cryptography, and games.


Pdf ebook: The Skin in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

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Summary: This book represents the state-of-the-art in the field of skin and autoimmune rheumatic diseases. It covers systematically a growing and multifaceted topic

  • Author : Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080461922
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 358
  • Language: English
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Description: This book represents the state-of-the-art in the field of skin and autoimmune rheumatic diseases. It covers systematically a growing and multifaceted topic which is of great importance in the clinical practice. It also serves as a sharp educational tool as each chapter provides summaries and specific highlights to key references cited into the text. The pathophysiological link between skin involvement and autoimmunity has been explained in detail, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. This book yields an impressive body of well ordered information which summarizes the experience of a selected panel of distinguished physicians and scientists actively involved in the field of skin immunology and systemic autoimmunity. * Written by a respected panel of distinguished physician-scientists actively involved in the field of skin immunology and systemic autoimmunity * Box summaries at the end of each chapter highlight important topics * Up-to-date basic knowledge as well as modern approach to diagnosis and therapy


Pdf ebook: Digital Libraries: Universal and Ubiquitous Access to Information

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Summary: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International C- ference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2008) held in Bali, Indonesia, in Dec

  • Author : George Buchanan,Masood Masoodian,Sally Jo Cunningham
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3540895337
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 422
  • Language: English
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Description: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International C- ference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2008) held in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2008. The objective of this conference series is to provide a forum for presentation of high-quality research in the ?eld of digital libraries. ICADL 2008 provided an opportunity for digital libraries researchers and practitioners in the Asia Paci?c area and beyond to gather to explore ideas, exchange and share experiences, and further build the research network in this region. ICADL 2008 was a truly international event, with presenters from 21 countries. A total of 63 papers were accepted for inclusion in the proceedings: 30 full papers, 20 short papers, and extended abstracts of 13 posters. Submissions were subject to a rigorous, blind peer-review process. The research topics cover the spectrum of digital libraries, including multimedia digital libraries, usab- ity and evaluation, information retrieval, ontologies, social tagging, metadata issues, multi- and cross-language retrieval, digital preservation, scholarly p- lishing and communities, and more. Additionally, three tutorials were o?ered in association with the conference by Andreas Rauber (Vienna University of Technology), David Bainbridge (University of Waikato), and George Buchanan (Swansea University).


Pdf ebook: Autopsy of a Boring Wife

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Summary: Like a Québécois Bridget Jones’s Diary, Autopsy of a Boring Wife tells the hysterically funny and ultimately touching tale of forty-eight-year-old Dian

  • Author : Marie-Renee Lavoie
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1487004621
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: Like a Québécois Bridget Jones’s Diary, Autopsy of a Boring Wife tells the hysterically funny and ultimately touching tale of forty-eight-year-old Diane, a woman whose husband is having an affair because, he says, she bores him. Diane takes the change to heart and undertakes an often ribald, highly entertaining journey to restore trust in herself--and others--that offers an astute commentary on women and girls, gender differences, and the curious institution of twenty-first century marriage. All the details are up for scrutiny in this brisk, yet tender story of a path to recovery. Autopsy of a Boring Wife is a wonderfully fresh novel of the pitfalls of an apparently “boring” life that could be any of ours.


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Summary: What, if anything, do dreams tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between types of sleep and types of dreams? Does dreaming serve any purpose?

  • Author : Owen Flanagan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190286547
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: What, if anything, do dreams tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between types of sleep and types of dreams? Does dreaming serve any purpose? Or are dreams simply meaningless mental noise--"unmusical fingers wandering over the piano keys"? With expertise in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, Owen Flanagan is uniquely qualified to answer these questions. And in Dreaming Souls he provides both an accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a compelling new theory about the nature and function of dreaming. Flanagan argues that while sleep has a clear biological function and adaptive value, dreams are merely side effects, "free riders," irrelevant from an evolutionary point of view. But dreams are hardly unimportant. Indeed, Flanagan argues that dreams are self-expressive, the result of our need to find or to create meaning, even when we're sleeping. Rejecting Freud's theory of manifest and latent content--of repressed wishes appearing in disguised form--Flanagan shows how brainstem activity during sleep generates a jumbled profusion of memories, images, thoughts, emotions, and desires, which the cerebral cortex then attempts to shape into a more or less coherent story. Such dream-narratives range from the relatively mundane worries of non REM sleep to the fantastic confabulations of deep REM that resemble psychotic episodes in their strangeness. But however bizarre these narratives may be, they can shed light on our mental life, our well being, and our sense of self. Written with clarity, lively wit, and remarkable insight, Dreaming Souls offers a fascinating new way of apprehending one of the oldest mysteries of mental life.


Pdf ebook: The Semantic Web: Research and Applications

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Summary: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2012, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in May 2012. The 5

  • Author : Elena Simperl,Philipp Cimiano,Axel Polleres,Oscar Corcho,Valentina Presutti
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 364230284X
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 877
  • Language: English
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Description: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2012, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in May 2012. The 53 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 212 submissions. They are organized in tracks on linked open data, machine learning, natural language processing and information retrieval, ontologies, reasoning, semantic data management, services, processes, and cloud computing, social Web and Web science, in-use and industrial, digital libraries and cultural heritage, and e-government. The book also includes 13 PhD papers presented at the PhD Symposium.


Pdf ebook: Credit Scoring and Its Applications

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Summary: This book details the mathematical models that help creditors make intelligent credit risk decisions. Also included in this book is a discussion of economi

  • Author : Lyn C. Thomas,David B. Edelman,Jonathan N. Crook
  • Publisher: SIAM
  • ISBN: 9780898718317
  • Genre: Credit scoring systems
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
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Description: This book details the mathematical models that help creditors make intelligent credit risk decisions. Also included in this book is a discussion of economic theories of consumers' use of credit.


Pdf ebook: Learn cocos2d Game Development with iOS 5

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Summary: Create compelling 2D games with Learn cocos2d Game Development with iOS 5. This book shows you how to use the powerful cocos2d game engine to develop games

  • Author : Steffen Itterheim,Andreas Lw
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1430238143
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 532
  • Language: English
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Description: Create compelling 2D games with Learn cocos2d Game Development with iOS 5. This book shows you how to use the powerful cocos2d game engine to develop games for iPhone and iPad with tilemaps, virtual joypads, Game Center, and more. It teaches you: The process and best practices of mobile game development, including sprite batching, texture atlases, parallax scrolling, touch and accelerometer input. How to enhance your games using the Box2D and Chipmunk physics engines and other cocos2d-related tools and libraries. How to add UIKit views to cocos2d and how to add cocos2d to UIKit apps. The ins and outs of the Kobold2D development environment for cocos2d and its preconfigured libraries, including cocos3d and Lua. Best of all, Learn cocos2d Game Development with iOS 5 will have you making games right from the very start. It guides you step-by-step through the creation of sample games. These fun examples are modeled after popular App Store games and teach you key concepts of the cocos2d game engine and relevant tools like TexturePacker (texture atlas), PhysicsEditor (physics collision shapes), Particle Designer (particle effects), Glyph Designer (bitmap fonts), and others. This book offers a rock-solid introduction to creating games made entirely with cocos2d and little or no iOS 5 SDK and OpenGL code. It also details alternative implementations, identifies the best free and commercial tools for cocos2d game development, features coverage of the author's improved cocos2d game engine (Kobold2D), and even helps you enhance your game's marketability on the App Store.


Pdf ebook: Likelihood, Bayesian, and MCMC Methods in Quantitative Genetics

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Summary: This book, suitable for numerate biologists and for applied statisticians, provides the foundations of likelihood, Bayesian and MCMC methods in the context

  • Author : Daniel Sorensen,Daniel Gianola
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387227644
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 740
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1687
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Description: This book, suitable for numerate biologists and for applied statisticians, provides the foundations of likelihood, Bayesian and MCMC methods in the context of genetic analysis of quantitative traits. Although a number of excellent texts in these areas have become available in recent years, the basic ideas and tools are typically described in a technically demanding style and contain much more detail than necessary. Here, an effort has been made to relate biological to statistical parameters throughout, and the book includes extensive examples that illustrate the developing argument.


Pdf ebook: Japanese Contractors in Overseas Markets

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Summary: This book explores the differences in cultural attributes and management factors to enable managers working for Japanese contractors to reduce misunderstan

  • Author : Kazuhito Suzuki,Low Sui Pheng
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811372446
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Number of Pages: 427
  • Language: English
  • Views: 465
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Description: This book explores the differences in cultural attributes and management factors to enable managers working for Japanese contractors to reduce misunderstandings and misinterpretations when communicating with project team members from different cultural backgrounds. It focuses on Japanese contractors operating in Singapore, since the Singapore construction industry has, for many years, been one of the largest overseas construction markets for the top-5 Japanese contractors. Using Hofstede’s national cultural framework for the cultural studies in construction project management, it reveals various real-world management practices and discusses national cultural differences relating to managers working for Japanese contractors in Singapore as well as the communication weaknesses of current management practices and styles. The results presented provide useful lessons for Japanese contractors operating in Singapore, as well as other parts of the world, to bridge cultural and communication gaps.


Pdf ebook: The Meaning Of Sports

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Summary: In The Meaning of Sports, Michael Mandelbaum, a sports fan who is also one of the nation's preeminent foreign policy thinkers, examines America's century-l

  • Author : Michael Mandelbaum
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 0786738847
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 858
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Description: In The Meaning of Sports, Michael Mandelbaum, a sports fan who is also one of the nation's preeminent foreign policy thinkers, examines America's century-long love affair with team sports. In keeping with his reputation for writing about big ideas in an illuminating and graceful way, he shows how sports respond to deep human needs; describes the ways in which baseball, football and basketball became national institutions and how they reached their present forms; and covers the evolution of rules, the rise and fall of the most successful teams, and the historical significance of the most famous and influential figures such as Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, and Michael Jordan. Whether he is writing about baseball as the agrarian game, football as similar to warfare, basketball as the embodiment of post-industrial society, or the moral havoc created by baseball's designated hitter rule, Mandelbaum applies the full force of his learning and wit to subjects about which so many Americans care passionately: the games they played in their youth and continue to follow as adults. By offering a fresh and unconventional perspective on these games, The Meaning of Sports makes for fascinating and rewarding reading both for fans and newcomers.