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A Quiet Flame

By Philip Kerr
  • ISBN Code: : 1101016477
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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In this riveting historical mystery novel from New York Times bestselling author Philip Kerr, Bernie Gunther trails a serial killer in 1950’s Buenos Aires... Buenos Aires, 1950. After being falsely accused of war crimes, Bernie Gunther—like the Nazis he has always despised—has been offered a new life and a clean passport by the Perón government. But the tough, fast-talking ex-Berlin detective doesn’t have the luxury of laying low. The local police pressure Bernie into taking on a case in which a girl has turned up gruesomely mutilated. What’s more, her murder just might be linked to a missing German banker’s daughter and a long-unsolved case Bernie worked back in Berlin before the war. After all, the scum of the earth has been washing up on Argentina’s shores—state-licensed murderers and torturers—so why couldn’t a serial killer be among them?

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1592. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love. The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom "the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon" has been attributed

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  • Publisher : Random House
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  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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“[Ron Rosenbaum] is one of the most original journalists and writers of our time.” –David Remnick In The Shakespeare Wars, Ron Rosenbaum gives readers an unforgettable way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. As he did in his groundbreaking Explaining Hitler, he shakes up much that we thought we understood about a vital subject and renews our sense of excitement and urgency. He gives us a Shakespeare book like no other. Rather than raking over worn-out fragments of biography, Rosenbaum focuses on cutting-edge controversies about the true source of Shakespeare’s enchantment and illumination–the astonishing language itself. How best to unlock the secrets of its spell? With quicksilver wit and provocative insight, Rosenbaum takes readers into the midst of fierce battles among the most brilliant Shakespearean scholars and directors over just how to delve deeper into the Shakespearean experience–deeper into the mind of Shakespeare. Was Shakespeare the one-draft wonder of Shakespeare in Love? Or was he rather–as an embattled faction of textual scholars now argues–a different kind of writer entirely: a conscientious reviser of his greatest plays? Must we then revise our way of reading, staging, and interpreting such works as Hamlet and King Lear? Rosenbaum pursues key partisans in these debates from the high tables of Oxford to a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in a strip mall in the Deep South. He makes ostensibly arcane textual scholarship intensely seductive–and sometimes even explicitly sexual. At an academic “Pleasure Seminar” in Bermuda, for instance, he examines one scholar’s quest to find an orgasm in Romeo and Juliet. Rosenbaum shows us great directors as Shakespearean scholars in their own right: We hear Peter Brook–perhaps the most influential Shakespearean director of the past century–disclose his quest for a “secret play” hidden within the Bard’s comedies and dramas. We listen to Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as he launches into an impassioned, table-pounding fury while discussing how the means of unleashing the full intensity of Shakespeare’s language has been lost–and how to restore it. Rosenbaum’s hilarious inside account of “the Great Shakespeare ‘Funeral Elegy’ Fiasco,” a man-versus-computer clash, illustrates the iconic struggle to define what is and isn’t “Shakespearean.” And he demonstrates the way Shakespearean scholars such as Harold Bloom can become great Shakespearean characters in their own right. The Shakespeare Wars offers a thrilling opportunity to engage with Shakespeare’s work at its deepest levels. Like Explaining Hitler, this book is destined to revolutionize the way we think about one of the overwhelming obsessions of our time.

Gas Phase Chromatography

By Rudolf Kaiser
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  • Book Code : 1468482947
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Science
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THE remarkable capabilities of capillary gas partition chromatography (or, in short, capillary chromatography) are beyond all doubt. In spite of this, difficulties are continually arising in the experimental realization of this interesting development of gas chromatography, and this hinders the rapid acceptance of these methods. For this reason, in the present work I have dealt with experimental and practical problems rather than with theoretical aspects, hoping that this may serve to remove many of the problems con cerned. The present publication is based on experimental work carried out in productive collaboration with my teachers and colleagues, to whom I owe a great deal. I should like to thank the following for their valuable assistance and stimulating suggestions: Professor E. Cremer, Dr. H. Kienitz and his colleagues, Professor A. I. M. Keulemans, Dr. I. Halasz, and in particular Mr. D. H. Desty and Dr. R. P. W. Scott. I should also like to thank the management of the Badische Anilin- und Sodafabrik AG, Ludwigshafen, for their generous support and for per mission to publish this book. The outstanding co-operation of the Verlag Bibliographisches Institut, Mannheim, was for me a particular pleasure.

Food Analysis

By Y. Pomeranz
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1461569982
  • Total of Pages : 788
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 657
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The first edition of Food Analysis: Theory and Practice was published in 1971 and was revised in 1978. The second edition was published in 1987, and in 1993 we found it necessary to prepare a third edition to reflect and cover the most recent advances in the field of food analysis. A complete revision of a book is an arduous and anguished task. The following are challenges that we wanted to address in this revision: to update the material without eliminating classic and time-preserved and honored methods used by the food analyst; to broaden and deepen the coverage and scope without increasing the size of the book; and to produce a textbook (for senior undergraduate and graduate students) with regard to objectives, scope, and outlay while providing a reference and resource for the worker and researcher in the field of food analysis. To meet those challenges we added much new material and took out practically the same amount of "rel atively outdated" material. Every chapter has been extensively updated and revised; many of the pictures in the previous editions were deleted and, whenever available and appropriate, were replaced by diagrams or flow sheets. In Part I we have expanded the seetions on sampling, preparation of sam pIes, reporting results, and reliability of analyses.

Chemical Thermodynamics

By M L McGlashan
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  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Book Code : 1847555829
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 285
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Specialist Periodical Reports provide systematic and detailed review coverage of progress in the major areas of chemical research. Written by experts in their specialist fields the series creates a unique service for the active research chemist, supplying regular critical in-depth accounts of progress in particular areas of chemistry. For over 80 years the Royal Society of Chemistry and its predecessor, the Chemical Society, have been publishing reports charting developments in chemistry, which originally took the form of Annual Reports. However, by 1967 the whole spectrum of chemistry could no longer be contained within one volume and the series Specialist Periodical Reports was born. The Annual Reports themselves still existed but were divided into two, and subsequently three, volumes covering Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. For more general coverage of the highlights in chemistry they remain a 'must'. Since that time the SPR series has altered according to the fluctuating degree of activity in various fields of chemistry. Some titles have remained unchanged, while others have altered their emphasis along with their titles; some have been combined under a new name whereas others have had to be discontinued.

Dream of the Guardians I-1

By Ch. E. Gallardo
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  • Publisher : Ch. E. Gallardo
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 511
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The world is made up of the four elements and only the adepts are able to harness this power, so humans repudiated them. Now the adepts live in their own nations and the Six Lords lead their respective territories. One day like any other, a young Earth adept arrives in a village to prepare for his long journey to the top of the world. It is said that whoever reaches the summit of King’s Mountain will have conquered any obstacle that may arise in life and, therefore, will have conquered the world. With no friends or family, Chris only has his goal to give sense to his existence, so the most dangerous path is the only one he can travel, even if it means giving up the only thing he has, his life time.

Cold Flame

By Natalie Hames
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  • Publisher : Beyond Fiction Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 285
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 968
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Obsession, lust, murder - and a secret which will rip everyone apart... Twelve years after participating in a bank heist, Carl Fisher is celebrating his fortieth birthday. Hours later his body is discovered in his hot tub, a single gunshot to his head signifying an execution style killing. DI Grace Dalton is called upon to crack the case and bring the killer to justice but the more she investigates, the more she realises his lifestyle and criminal activities have accumulated a long list of enemies. Ploughing through a sea of suspects, Grace is not only under pressure to find the killer but also adapt to a new partner, DS Ryan Nash. A rogue detective with an ambiguous past and a playboy image, he's everything she despises, yet despite her protesting to DCI Harris is given no other choice other than to be his reluctant mentor. To make matters worse, the murder weapon is traced back to a previous crime at the infamous Ringfield Estate, throwing Grace into a precarious position. Known for its gun crime and ruled by the vicious Ringfield Crew, relations between the estate and the police is taut with controversy. With links between Carl and the head of the gang coming to light, Grace finds herself thrown into a confusing maze of suspects and motives. No sooner have the pieces of the puzzle fitted together, the tables of fate turn and send the pieces into disarray. Grace soon realises that if she is to solve the case she must go back to the start where a shocking revelation will reveal how pure, deep seated rage is found in the most unlikely, and quiet places. A gripping thriller with a breath taking twist, Cold Flame is a dark British detective novel which will keep you guessing until the end. Ideal for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Mel Sherratt. Cold Flame is the first book in the DI Grace Dalton series and follows on from the prequel, The Death Of Me. What Readers Are Saying "Another great book from Natalie" - mickeyblue "From the first page I knew it would be A gripping read. Couldn't put it down....Love natalie she is an amazing author" - Amazon Customer "A gripping storyline, well written and able to draw the reader from start to finish" - Brian Smith "Fabulous story,worth reading ALL her books....Fast paced, gripping" - janet " A good, honest, thinking person's " whodunnit" with more twists than an angry eel" - grahameP "...the best crime thriller I’ve read in a while..." - kas711

Combustion Noise

By Anna Schwarz,Johannes Janicka
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642020380
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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November, 2008 Anna Schwarz, Johannes Janicka In the last thirty years noise emission has developed into a topic of increasing importance to society and economy. In ?elds such as air, road and rail traf?c, the control of noise emissions and development of associated noise-reduction techno- gies is a central requirement for social acceptance and economical competitiveness. The noise emission of combustion systems is a major part of the task of noise - duction. The following aspects motivate research: • Modern combustion chambers in technical combustion systems with low pol- tion exhausts are 5 - 8 dB louder compared to their predecessors. In the ope- tional state the noise pressure levels achieved can even be 10-15 dB louder. • High capacity torches in the chemical industry are usually placed at ground level because of the reasons of noise emissions instead of being placed at a height suitable for safety and security. • For airplanes the combustion emissions become a more and more important topic. The combustion instability and noise issues are one major obstacle for the introduction of green technologies as lean fuel combustion and premixed burners in aero-engines. The direct and indirect contribution of combustion noise to the overall core noise is still under discussion. However, it is clear that the core noise besides the fan tone will become an important noise source in future aero-engine designs. To further reduce the jet noise, geared ultra high bypass ratio fans are driven by only a few highly loaded turbine stages.

MANUFACTURING

By Shivkumar Raghuwanshi
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  • Publisher : S Auspicious
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 379
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This book is designed to serve as a guide for the aspirants for Mechanical Engineering who are preparing for different exams like State Engineering service Exams, GATE, ESE/IES, RSEB-AE/JE, SSC JE, RRB-JE, State AE/JE, UPPSC-AE, and PSUs like NTPC, NHPC, BHEL, Coal India etc. The unique feature in this book is that the ESE/IES Mechanical Engineering Detailed coloured solutions of Previous years papers with extra information which covers every topic and subtopics within topic that are important on exams points of views. Each question is explained very clearly with the help of 3D diagrams. The previous years (from 2010 to 2021) questions decoded in a Question-Answer format in this book so that the aspirant can integrate these questions along in their regular preparation. If you completely read and understand this book you may succeed in the Mechanical engineering exam. This book will be a single tool for aspirants to perform well in the concerned examinations. ESE GATE ISRO SSC JE Mechanical Engineering Previous Years Papers Solutions Multi-Coloured eBooks. You will need not be to buy any standard books and postal study material from any Coaching institute. EVERYTHING IS FREE 15 DAYS FOR YOU. Download app from google play store. https://bit.ly/3vHWPne Go to our website: https://sauspicious.in

The Chemical History of a Candle

By Michael Faraday
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 93
  • Category : Science
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The Chemical History of a Candle presents a series of lectures on the chemistry and physics of flames given by Michael Faraday. The lectures described the different zones of combustion in the candle flame and the presence of carbon particles in the luminescent zone. Demonstrations included the production and examination of the properties of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide gases. An electrolysis cell is demonstrated, first in the electroplating of platinum conductors by dissolved copper, then the production of hydrogen and oxygen gases and their recombination to form water. The properties of water itself are studied, including its expansion while freezing (iron vessels are burst by this expansion), and the relative volume of steam produced when water is vaporized. Techniques for weighing gases on a balance are demonstrated. Atmospheric pressure is described and its effects demonstrated.

Propagation and Extinction Studies of Laminar Lean Premixed Syngas/Air Flames

By Yang Zhang
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9811046158
  • Total of Pages : 127
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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This thesis presents pioneering experimental and numerical studies on three aspects of the combustion characteristics of lean premixed syngas/air flames, namely the laminar flame speed, extinction limit and flammability limit. It illustrates a new extinction exponent concept, which enriches the combustion theory. Above all, the book provides the following: a) a series of carefully measured data and theoretical analyses to reveal the intrinsic mechanisms of the fuel composition effect on the propagation and extinction of lean syngas/air flames; b) a mixing model and correlation to predict the laminar flame speed of multi-component syngas fuels, intended for engineering computations; c) a new “extinction exponent” concept to describe the critical effects of chemical kinetics on the extinction of lean premixed syngas/air flames; and d) the effects and mechanism of the dilution of incombustible components on lean premixed syngas/air flames and the preferential importance among the thermal, chemical and diffusion effects.

The Highlander's Sword

By Amanda Forester
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 140224696X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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A quiet, flame-haired beauty with secrets of her own...She's nothing he expected and everything he really needs Lady Aila Graham is destined for the convent, until her brother's death leaves her an heiress. Soon she is caught between hastily arranged marriage with a Highland warrior, the Abbot's insistence that she take her vows, the Scottish Laird who kidnaps her, and the traitor from within who betrays them all. Padyn MacLaren, a battled-hardened knight, returns home to the Highlands after years of fighting the English in France. MacLaren bears the physical scars of battle, but it is the deeper wounds of betrayal that have rocked his faith. Arriving with only a band of war-weary knights, MacLaren finds his land pillaged and his clan scattered. Determined to restore his clan, he sees Aila's fortune as the answer to his problems...but maybe it's the woman herself. The Highlander Series: The Highlander's Sword (Book 1) The Highlander's Heart (Book 2) True Highland Spirit (Book 3) Praise for Amanda Forester: "This clever combination of wit, romance, and suspense strikes all the right notes." -Booklist, Starred Review on A Wedding in Springtime "Plenty of intrigue keeps the reader cheering all the way." — Publishers Weekly "Passionate and spellbinding!" — Mary Wine, acclaimed author of Highland Heat

The Chemical History of a Candle (Scientific Lectures)

By Michael Faraday
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 93
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: the-chemical-history-of-a-candle.pdf

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The Chemical History of a Candle presents a series of lectures on the chemistry and physics of flames given by Michael Faraday. The lectures described the different zones of combustion in the candle flame and the presence of carbon particles in the luminescent zone. Demonstrations included the production and examination of the properties of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide gases. An electrolysis cell is demonstrated, first in the electroplating of platinum conductors by dissolved copper, then the production of hydrogen and oxygen gases and their recombination to form water. The properties of water itself are studied, including its expansion while freezing (iron vessels are burst by this expansion), and the relative volume of steam produced when water is vaporized. Techniques for weighing gases on a balance are demonstrated. Atmospheric pressure is described and its effects demonstrated.

Hitler's Spy Against Churchill

By Jan-Willem van den Braak
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
  • Book Code : 152676878X
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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From the summer of 1940 until May 1941, nearly twenty German Abwehr agents were dropped by boat or parachute into England during what was known as Operation Lena, all in preparation for Hitler's planned invasion of England. The invasion itself would never happen and in fact, after the war, one of the Abwehr commanders declared that the operation was doomed to failure. There is no doubt that the operation did indeed become a fiasco, with almost all of the officers being arrested within a very brief period of time. Some of the men were executed, while others became double agents and spied for Britain against Germany. Only one man managed to stay at large for five months before eventually committing suicide: Jan Willem Ter Braak. Amazingly, his background and objectives had always remained unclear, and none of the other Lena spies had ever even heard of him. Even after the opening of the secret service files in England and the Netherlands over 50 years later, Jan Willem Ter Braak remained a 'mystery man', as the military historian Ladislas Farago famously described him. In this book, the author – his near-namesake – examines the short and tragic life of Jan Willem Ter Braak for the first time. Using in-depth research, he investigates the possibility that Ter Braak was sent to kill the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and discovers why his fate has remained largely unknown for so long.

Dark Fire

By Angela Dorsey
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  • Publisher : Enchanted Pony Books
  • Book Code : 0986847178
  • Total of Pages : 123
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Nothing is going to stop Lisa from visiting her beloved Jupiter, the horse she was forced to sell, neither her unsympathetic father nor the cruel nephew of Jupiter’s new owner. Then a crime is committed that shakes Lisa to her core, and the police suspect Jupiter.