The Invited Lecturers are all international experts. Their articles not only summarise the current state of mass spectrometry in their own areas of expertise but also highlight the current hot topics in mass spectrometry. A must-have for all libraries as an up-to-date summary.
- Presents a current summary of mass spectrometry.
- Covers both main mass spectrometric applications and developments.
- International group of contributors.
In this Ethnology supplement, anthropologists who have carried out long-term fieldwork among indigenous people review the ethnographic literature in the various regions of Middle America and discuss the theoretical and methodological orientations that have framed the work of areal scholars over the last several decades. They examine how research agendas have developed in relationship to broader interests in the field and the ways in which the anthropology of the region has responded to the sociopolitical and economic policies of Mexico and Guatemala. Most importantly, they focus on the changing conditions of life of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. This volume thus offers a comprehensive picture of both the indigenous populations and developments in the anthropology of the region over the last thirty years.
"Armed" by Robert Stiles (Sal Noman recieves an arm in the mail.); "Blood Melody" by Tiffany Michelle Brown (Layla is slowly starving in the ocean); "Fluttering in the Remains" by Rhoads Brazos (Manny and his son Theo take over a junkyard and find it inhabited); "The Imperfect Patsy" by John Dromey (Lewis Poindexter finds his work shifting from detecting to killing); "The Quickening" by Kate Morrow (Four friends are bloodbound in dystopia); "The Job" by Scott Blankenship (An assassin makes a change in his routine); "The Helmet" by Sean Monaghan (Salvage experts have a go outrunning ... the government?); "A Suitable Poison" by Linda Boroff (Berta sets off the culture of a magazine publishing firm with its grueling schedule and office politics with wry regard for youth, relationships and power.)
The work draws from fantasy, crime, science fiction and drama. Such genre variety is brought together under the common thread of rich characterization. In all the stories this month, these are human beings at odds. Whether they face a gun, a monster, a co-worker or the vastness of space, each of these players respond from a very deep place of truth. And regardless of which genre can be applied, the authors have surprises in store.
It falls to Pauguck to lead them out.
When a person dies, an ancient spirit takes his soul to the next life. He is Pauguck, the Retriever of Souls—and he has always argued with Raven, a mischievous spirit who blinds the spirits of the dead, leaving Pauguck alone to guide them to the Land of the Spirits. But today, the stakes of their argument are even higher.
Two men are on a river trip—and one of them wants to die. Pauguck does not believe the men on the river will need his services, but Raven is determined to do everything to end their lives. So it's up to the river guide to save himself and his suicidal passenger from fire, wild animals, and the single-minded Raven.
Filled with ancient spirits and deadly secrets, this chilling wilderness tale is sure to keep your heart racing, for no one is safe from the terror of the river.
Harvey Anderson is a twenty-six-year-old street performer from New Jersey. He enjoys his peaceful life, but everything turns upside down when he is abducted and beaten by a group of nondescript thugs. Working for a sinister man known as “the spider,” these goons have spent nine years searching for Harvey’s girlfriend, Sally Starling. Now they think they know where she lives. And whom she loves.
There’s only one problem: Sally is gone and Harvey has no memory of her. Which makes no sense to him, until the spider explains that Sally has the unique ability to selectively erase a person’s memories—an ability she has used to delete herself from Harvey’s mind.
But emotion runs deeper than memory, and Harvey realizes he still feels something for Sally. And so—with the spider threatening—he goes looking for a girl he loves but can’t remember . . . and encounters a danger that reaches beyond anything he could ever imagine.
Political corruption and manipulation. A serial killer’s dark secrets. An appetite for absolute, terrible power. For Harvey Anderson, finding the forgotten girl comes at quite a cost.
It didn’ t take long for the dominoes to start falling. First, John introduced Fiona to his hostile daughters and their bloodthirsty Pekingese and snarling housekeeper. Then, after a disastrous dinner party with John’s biggest client, Fiona and John’s relationship began to unravel with alarming speed. What happens next will set Fiona on a journey filled with pain, revelation, and awakening. When she risks everything and returns to Paris alone, an extraordinary series of events begins to unfold. And as the snow falls on the city of light, the curtain will rise on a second act Fiona never saw coming.
In a dazzling tale of modern misadventures and career-crossed relationships, Danielle Steel captures the heady magic of instant attraction, the challenges of change–and the hope that comes when we dare to do it all over again.
From the Paperback edition.
For the past fifty years on the birth date of Edgar Allan Poe, a person wearing a cloak has placed three roses and a half bottle of cognac on the writer’s gravesite. PI Tess Monaghan has never witnessed the event. But when John P. Kennedy, an eccentric antiques dealer, asks her to uncover the identity of the caped visitor, who he believes has duped him with the sale of an inauthentic antique, Tess decides to hold vigil on the night the cloaked stranger is expected to make an appearance. But the custom takes on a bizarre, fatal twist when two cloaked figures arrive. The imitator leaves his tribute and then makes his escape…after shooting the first visitor.
Warning bells tell Tess to steer clear of this case. But when roses and cognac appear on her doorstep, Tess’s curiosity is piqued. She soon discovers that John P. Kennedy has vanished into thin air and much of what he told her was questionable. Then the identity of the shooting victim comes to light, and all clues seem to point to the possibility he was the target of a hate crime. But Tess isn’t convinced. What was his connection to the decades-long Edgar Allan Poe tradition and to the killer? When more cryptic clues are left at her home, Tess realizes that someone is watching her every move...someone who’s bent on killing again.
Vaginal, vulvular and perianal premalignant diseases are discused, and a separate section is devoted to those conditions which mimic, and can thus be confused with, precancer. A new section on AIDS has been included and an entire chapter on pathology is also incorporated.
From Dr. Frankenstein to Dr. Jekyll, the image of the mad scientist surrounded by glass vials, copper coils, and electrical apparatus remains a popular fixture. In films and fiction, he's comically misguided, tragically misunderstood, or pathologically evil. But the origins of this stereotype can be found in the sometimes-eccentric real life men and women who challenged our view of the world and broke new scientific frontiers.
They Called Me Mad recounts the amazing true stories of such historical luminaries as Archimedes, the calculator of pi and creator of the world's first death ray; Isaac Newton, the world's first great scientist and the last great alchemist; Nikola Tesla, who built the precursors of robots, fluorescent lighting, and particle beam weapons before the turn of the twentieth century-and more.
But for John Parker - a prominent member of the group - something much more valuable than survival is on the line, and he’ll stop at nothing to get hold of it.
Dive back in to the Aftermath tale, and continue with the story of one man's attempt to reunite his family in what's left of the zombie-infested remnants of the United States of America.
And that's not all Sam senses. Abductions and grisly attacks are blanketing America in what seems to be a calculated and epic crime wave. And while Sam can't explain it, he knows that somehow he's supposed to do something about it.
Deeply rooted in both contemporary and nonconventional religious history and doctrine, Offspring's world is one like ours---but it's populated by guardian and fallen angels, malevolent demonic entities, and vile human thralls. Only high school aged--Sam and the other Offspring of angels and men have the ability and power to close the veil through which mankind's vicious enemies are coming. But will they understand their inheritance in time? Sam's fate and the world's---and the gathering traction of the Fallen Angels---is in his hands. And to make matters worse for Sam and his growing band of brothers, a pact now exists between the Fallen and their allies: Destroy the Offspring.
As Sam and three other Offspring are inexplicably drawn to a small Tennessee town, they find themselves hunted by these ancient, near-omnipotent, and lethal enemies. Jackson's heart-pounding debut supernatural thriller blows to its climactic conclusion when the Offspring must understand their unique inheritance and control their surprising strengths before it's too late.
In case studies highlighting the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration, contributors argue that anthropologists and archaeologists are simply not “speaking the same language” and that the division between fields undermines the field of anthropology as a whole. Scholars must bridge this gap and find ways to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration to promote the health of the anthropological discipline. By sharing data, methods, and ideas, archaeology and cultural anthropology can not only engage in more productive debates but also make research accessible to those outside academia.
These “Thin Partitions” gets to the heart of a well-known problem in the field of anthropology and contributes to the ongoing debate by providing concrete examples of how interdisciplinary collaboration can enhance the outcomes of anthropological research.
Contributors: Fredrik Fahlander, Lilia Fernández Souza, Kent Fowler, Donna Goldstein, Joseph R. Hellweg, Derek Johnson, Ashley Kistler, Vincent M. LaMotta, John Monaghan, William A. Parkinson, Paul Shankman, David Small
For readers of Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry returns to Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.
When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed "The Goddess Murders," in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft.
But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?
Bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone celebrate a legend of the American West—and the weapon that shaped a nation’s destiny . . .
As a teenager, John McMasters won the Medal of Honor as a sniper for the Union Army during the Civil War. Thirty years later, McMasters lives a peaceful life in the Arizona Territory, raising a family and running cattle. These days, he needs eyeglasses to hit a distant target. But that doesn’t stop his wife and four children from buying him a special present for his fiftieth birthday: a beautiful new Remington shotgun. Turns out, he’s going to need it . . .
The Butcher gang has come to town. By the time McMasters learns of their arrival, they’ve invaded his ranch and slaughtered his family, hightailing it out of the county. McMasters wants revenge, using his new shotgun to hunt down those butchers like the animals they are. But he can’t do it alone. His friend, Deputy U.S. Marshal Daniel Kirkpatrick, is hauling six of the deadliest criminals in the country to a prison in Yuma. They’re cutthroat killers, every bit as ruthless as the Butchers. But when McMasters points his Remington at their heads, they will become his killers . . .
With coverage steadily progressing in complexity, the text first provides examples of the general linear model, including multiple regression models, one-way ANOVA, mixed-effects models, and time series models. It then introduces the basic algebra and geometry of the linear least squares problem, before delving into estimability and the Gauss–Markov model. After presenting the statistical tools of hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, the author analyzes mixed models, such as two-way mixed ANOVA, and the multivariate linear model. The appendices review linear algebra fundamentals and results as well as Lagrange multipliers.
This book enables complete comprehension of the material by taking a general, unifying approach to the theory, fundamentals, and exact results of linear models.
Fiona Monaghan, a sus 42 años, es la editora jefa de una revista de moda neoyorquina, un trabajo que le encanta y que le permite viajar por todo el mundo, mantener sus armarios a rebosar de ropa fabulosa y acudir a fiestas llenas de glamour. El matrimonio, desde luego, no es algo que pase por su cabeza: el viejo bulldog Sir Winston es su único compañero de cama.
Hasta que un sofocante día de junio John Anderson entra en su oficina. Ejecutivo de publicidad, viudo y con dos hijas, no puede ser más opuesto a Fiona. Tras un romántico viaje a París, Fiona ya le ha hecho sitio en sus armarios, dispuesta a casarse. Pero el odio a primera vista que sienten las hijas de John por Fiona, unido a que este no es capaz de soportar el frenético mundo en el que ella se mueve, les llevará, tan solo un año después de su boda, a plantearse el divorcio. Y es en este momento cuando Fiona tomará una decisión que, lejos de alejarla de su marido, conseguirá, mediante un viaje al interior de sí misma lleno de dolor y sorprendentes descubrimientos, concederles una segunda oportunidad.
«Los fans de Steel se divertirán con sus detalladas descripciones de un estilo de vida privilegiado, y con el final feliz.»
Tara has it all. Married and about to move into her dream home, she can’t explain why she is tempted by one last fling with her ex before she settles down.
David would do anything for Tara. So when he finds her with another man, his world starts to crumble around him.
Ryan isn’t prepared for the punch David throws at him. Stumbling, he slips over the balcony and falls three storeys to the patio below.
In one split second a man will be killed. In one split second David and Tara’s life will change forever.
How far would you go to save everything you have?
A twist-filled thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door, T.M. Logan and Rachel Abbott.
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Assigned to care for a terminally-ill patient who claims to have killed Princess Diana, nurse Kelly Carter dismisses him as nothing more than a delusional fantasist. But Monahan has proof, and directs Kelly to an abandoned garage, where she discovers a beaten-up white Fiat Uno with French license plates matching the description of the vehicle that has eluded the British and French authorities for decades. When the garage goes up in flames minutes after her visit, Kelly realizes that she’s involved in something more dangerous than just caring for a patient.
Meanwhile, mismatched journalists April Lavender and Connor Presley are involved in the investigation of a shadowy website leaking nasty government secrets on a daily basis. When beastshamer.com threatens to reveal the truth about Diana’s death, April and Connor begin to investigate in hopes of finding their next front-page story. After two deadly explosions lead them right to Kelly, all three set out to uncover the truth surrounding the death of the beloved princess—before Kelly becomes the next victim in a deadly cover-up that goes all the way up to England’s MI5.
In Sir Lawrence’s will, he entrusts to the brothers the terrible secret he uncovered in the Holy Lands – some ancient apparently Biblical scrolls. But these were not the testaments of Mathew, Mark or John but of Judas...
“The truth was potentially explosive. We had found the map and instructions to the biggest religious discovery of all time... Not only that, but if the Book of Judas really existed it was prophesised that its unearthing would destroy the pillars upon which the entire Christian religion had grown... It had the power to unlock the devil himself.”
The very knowledge of their existence is deadly. Now Sir Lawrence is gone the Vatican is determined to claim the secret that undermines its raison d’être and their hired agents will stop at nothing. Worse still, is the knowledge that the Antichrist’s disciples on earth, The Satanica, have unleashed an assassin of pure, implacable evil leaving hideously mutilated bodies in his wake as he follows the Trenchard brothers on their quest. In a terrifying, nail-biting mission that takes us from leafy Oxfordshire to the Dead Sea; from Greece to the Vatican, the brothers travel the world to save the world – and themselves – from Satan’s ultimate revenge
It is during a trip to locate a special file in the library’s archives that I bump into William, a lost soul bound to the sanctum of the library walls. It is he who introduces me to John and they tell me the real truth about that fateful evening.
I now know both history and the Reverend lie.
Once William and John tell me about the true reason for the library to still be there, I set out on a plan to rid the town of its evil once and for all.
Detective Alan Whitman’s gut tells him that Hanson had something to do with Beverly’s disappearance, yet he can’t prove it. Beverly’s body was never recovered, and it’s a regret that haunts Whitman for his entire career.
Thirty years later, Julie Deerfield is the spitting image of her late Aunt Beverly as she begins her career at Michigan State University.
After having too much to drink at a Halloween party, Julie falls victim to a date rape. The shame of the incident fuels her new-found interest in drugs and alcohol. Soon, a dark, unknown part of her personality begins to emerge – something she and her friend Sarah, desperately struggle to understand.
Sarah’s boyfriend, Mike idolizes his criminal justice professor – Alan Whitman, now retired, and using cold cases he never solved during his career as part of his curriculum.
When details of Julie’s night terrors begin aligning with facts from a case Mike is studying, Sarah convinces Julie to try past life regression. The past and the present collide as Julie realizes she is mysteriously linked to the man who murdered the aunt she never knew. Can Julie use this connection to bring closure to her aunt’s brutal death, or will she allow this “RAGING SOUL” to determine her fate?
Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges such masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand the social world as lived and experienced, the authors provide insights that are likely to challenge common perceptions of various groups of men and boys, their diverse physical cultures, shared ways of being and identities.
Presenting empirically grounded understandings of diverse bodily practices and discourses including bodybuilding, cosmetic surgery, dieting and nightclub security, Challenging Myths of Masculinity will appeal to scholars of sociology, geography and cultural studies, with interests in gender, embodiment and masculinities.
A woman trying to survive
The hottest summer in Jackson, Mississippi’s history has come to an end. Serial killer John Andrews has escaped, leaving Detective Jorden Tanner and Harbinger Witch Hannah Danvers to team up in an effort to find him.
As they search for the killer, Jorden and Hannah uncover the truth of the Harbinger Curse, a betrayal in their own camp, and a connection to each other that goes back centuries.
In this second part to the Harbinger Witches Trilogy, Hannah and Jorden find a destiny neither could have predicted.
The book looks at actors’ work across four diverse but popular genres:
- soap opera
- police and medical drama
- period drama
Its insightful discussion of hit programmes such as Downton Abbey, Rebus, The Thick of It, Coronation Street and Poldark, and its critical and contextual post-interview analysis, makes the text an essential read for students, academics and anyone interested in acting and British television.
Crime and literature make strange and sinister bedfellows in this winning anthology of book-themed whodunits by five acclaimed masters of mystery and suspense. Multiple award-winning, bestselling authors provide the literary thrills and chills in this masterful collection of five ingeniously puzzling mysteries that belong in the library of every crime fiction aficionado.
Dead Dames Don’t Sing by John Harvey: Looking for a big payday but finding big trouble instead, ex-London-cop-turned-private-investigator Jack Kiley attempts to uncover the true origins of a controversial, pseudonymously written pulp novel.
The Travelling Companion by Ian Rankin: A young Scotsman in Paris is drawn into a shocking mystery that resides within the pages of an unpublished manuscript allegedly penned by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Mystery, Inc. by Joyce Carol Oates: When an obsessive collector of bookstores discovers a charming new shop, he decides he must have it at any cost—even if he has to commit murder.
Remaindered by Peter Lovesey: For some nefarious reason, the widow and former associates of a slain gangster are determined to keep the Precious Finds Bookstore open following the unfortunate demise of the shop’s owner.
The Book Thing by Laura Lippman: Private investigator Tess Monaghan must help the irascible proprietor of a Baltimore children’s bookstore keep her business afloat by unmasking an elusive and utterly ingenious book thief.
In fact, they have not gone anywhere. They now existed in a massless light spectrum beyond which normal vision is not possible. By rights they all should be dead, crushed by the repressurisation of the LHC. They soon realise changes are affecting their personalities as they are bombarded by an onslaught of highly charged protons, causing ‘actual’ places and events from the past come to life.
Bryce, our hero, recognises that Ellen, Bryce’s love interest, can successfully use ‘Mind Travel’ techniques to move through time and space. The team, using this same power, focus on a particular element from the periodic table, to literally move from place to place.
The team move from place to place until they end up in nineteenth century New Zealand and discover a Maori warrior chief with a recognisable pendant around his neck. It indicates the various experiments being conducted in Geneva in 2015. Upon retrieving the pendant they set off on their mission to regain the other remaining symbols indicated on the pendant.
The next item is an electrum necklace located near Queen Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple. Bryce manages to steal this whilst Hatshepsut and Senenmut make love in his tomb. In the skirmish that follows Jason, Bryce’s best friend, is wounded by an Egyptian spear. They manage to escape by casting Senenmut’s monetary offerings into the air of the Temple of Amun.
The team travel to the Rome of Augustus, where they collect the original Res Gestae divi Augustae from the Temple of Vesta. This is to fulfil the next experiment on the Maori pendant. This collection goes relatively smoothly, despite a confrontation Ellen has with some Praetorian Guards.
The collection of the death mask of the first wanax (King) from beneath the Lion’s Gate at Mycenae becomes problematic. John defeats the king, but they now bay for his blood. He manages to escape with the wounded Ellen only to be picked up by a shuttle from Fermilab in California. After a fortunate earthquake at Mycenae, the original team are given the job of reconstructing the damaged Cyclopean wall. The Fermilab shuttle reappears with John aboard. The original team find out from him that three years have elapsed within the period of the day he was absent. With the death mask collected and on aboard the Fermilab rescue team departs but, in doing so, Jason is wounded once again.
In the process of collecting the original gold Phaistos disc from Crete, Bryce has a sexual encounter with a princess. Despite his shyness and lack of experience, it was a ‘necessary’ price to pay to retrieve the last item on the pendant.
The collecting process is becoming more of a test of survival. John, Affan and Babette, are all seriously wounded during their time at Pozieres and their Fermilab shuttle is also damaged. They are helped by Ray Palmer, but it is only the beginning of their problems.
With LHC and Fermilab now working together they discover that an international espionage group is operating out of the Fermilab site. There has been a security breech and a serious infiltration at the highest levels of the Fermilab management. Billions of dollars in contributions had already been syphoned off. This group had also replaced key personnel with doubles as they are systematically eliminated. It is up to Bryce to put an end to their plan.
Doctor Nikolai Hartmann escaped the Hesse-Davian dungeons. He fled civilized Europe to come to the vast wilderness of the New World, where he carved out a home in which he could love openly and without censure—Aleksey’s Kingdom. However, there is an irritating green-eyed, dark-haired flaw in his new paradise. A king and a general, Aleksey has no intention of wasting his life away in a remote forest. When he agrees to accompany a group of soldiers to a distant outpost to discover why it has been mysteriously abandoned, Nikolai has no choice but to tag along.
While traveling through the wilderness with their new companions, it does not take Nikolai and Aleksey long to realize that far from mounting a rescue operation, they are merely unwitting pawns in a far more sinister conspiracy. But their enemies have badly miscalculated by threatening anything Nikolai loves. In this merciless place of towering trees, where water plummets beyond the human ability to comprehend, Nikolai must unleash the unfettered savagery of his true nature to save Aleksey.
Badly battered by an apocalyptic storm, the crew of the Arctic Promise find themselves in increasingly dire circumstances as they sail blindly into unfamiliar waters and an ominously thickening fog. Without functioning navigation or communication equipment, they are lost and completely alone. One by one, the men fall prey to a mysterious illness. Deckhand Noah Cabot is the only person unaffected by the strange force plaguing the ship and her crew, which does little to ease their growing distrust of him.
Dismissing Noah's warnings of worsening conditions, the captain of the ship presses on until the sea freezes into ice and they can go no farther. When the men are ordered overboard in an attempt to break the ship free by hand, the fog clears, revealing a faint shape in the distance that may or may not be their destination. Noah leads the last of the able-bodied crew on a journey across the ice and into an uncertain future where they must fight for their lives against the elements, the ghosts of the past and, ultimately, themselves.
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Ten great science fiction short stories, including:
Could They But Speak by David Steffen
Conscientious Objectors by Jay Werkheiser
The Story of the Ship that Brought Us Here by Stephen Case
Kernel by Sean Monaghan
Solo by J.S. Arquin
Midnight in Absheron by Edward Ashton
Illegal Alien by Matthew W. Quinn
Killers by Vincent L. Scarsella
Passive Resistance by David Tallerman
Casino Five by Helen Stubbs
Thank you for your interest in our book. We invite you to plunge into the ten delightful stories contained within. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed presenting them.
Fiona Monaghan är chefredaktör för New Yorks ledande modetidning. Hennes liv är lika spännande och hektiskt som modevärlden själv; hon är ständigt på språng mellan sin bostad på Manhattan och de stora evenemangen i Europa. Fiona trivs med sitt liv som singel, och tycker inte att hon saknar något. Tills John Anderson, änkling och chef för den nya annonsbyrån, promenerar in på hennes kontor. En romans börjar spira, trots att de är varandras motsatser hon lika impulsiv som han är jordnära.
De gifter sig, men deras olika livssituationer sätter krokben för dem, inte minst när Johns båda döttrar och hans hushållerska envist vårdar minnet av Johns fru och vägrar acceptera Fiona. Efter en middag med Johns affärsbekanta, där det mesta går på tok, ställs situationen på sin spets. Är de ett alltför omaka par, trots allt?