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Point of Origin

By Patricia Cornwell
  • ISBN Code: : 1101207345
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell. “Sears its way into the psyche…Ablaze with Cornwell’s finest, scariest writing.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains—the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen’s every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her... Includes an Introduction by the Author

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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  • Pdf File: collapse-of-burning-buildings-2nd-edition.pdf

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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?

Introduction to Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems and the N-Body Problem

By Kenneth R. Meyer,Daniel C. Offin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319536915
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 909
  • Pdf File: introduction-to-hamiltonian-dynamical-systems-and-the-n-body-problem.pdf

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This third edition text provides expanded material on the restricted three body problem and celestial mechanics. With each chapter containing new content, readers are provided with new material on reduction, orbifolds, and the regularization of the Kepler problem, all of which are provided with applications. The previous editions grew out of graduate level courses in mathematics, engineering, and physics given at several different universities. The courses took students who had some background in differential equations and lead them through a systematic grounding in the theory of Hamiltonian mechanics from a dynamical systems point of view. This text provides a mathematical structure of celestial mechanics ideal for beginners, and will be useful to graduate students and researchers alike. Reviews of the second edition: "The primary subject here is the basic theory of Hamiltonian differential equations studied from the perspective of differential dynamical systems. The N-body problem is used as the primary example of a Hamiltonian system, a touchstone for the theory as the authors develop it. This book is intended to support a first course at the graduate level for mathematics and engineering students. ... It is a well-organized and accessible introduction to the subject ... . This is an attractive book ... ." (William J. Satzer, The Mathematical Association of America, March, 2009) “The second edition of this text infuses new mathematical substance and relevance into an already modern classic ... and is sure to excite future generations of readers. ... This outstanding book can be used not only as an introductory course at the graduate level in mathematics, but also as course material for engineering graduate students. ... it is an elegant and invaluable reference for mathematicians and scientists with an interest in classical and celestial mechanics, astrodynamics, physics, biology, and related fields.” (Marian Gidea, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 d)

Computer Applications for Handling Legal Evidence, Police Investigation and Case Argumentation

By Ephraim Nissan
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 904818990X
  • Total of Pages : 1340
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: computer-applications-for-handling-legal-evidence-police-investigation-and-case-argumentation.pdf

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This book provides an overview of computer techniques and tools — especially from artificial intelligence (AI) — for handling legal evidence, police intelligence, crime analysis or detection, and forensic testing, with a sustained discussion of methods for the modelling of reasoning and forming an opinion about the evidence, methods for the modelling of argumentation, and computational approaches to dealing with legal, or any, narratives. By the 2000s, the modelling of reasoning on legal evidence has emerged as a significant area within the well-established field of AI & Law. An overview such as this one has never been attempted before. It offers a panoramic view of topics, techniques and tools. It is more than a survey, as topic after topic, the reader can get a closer view of approaches and techniques. One aim is to introduce practitioners of AI to the modelling legal evidence. Another aim is to introduce legal professionals, as well as the more technically oriented among law enforcement professionals, or researchers in police science, to information technology resources from which their own respective field stands to benefit. Computer scientists must not blunder into design choices resulting in tools objectionable for legal professionals, so it is important to be aware of ongoing controversies. A survey is provided of argumentation tools or methods for reasoning about the evidence. Another class of tools considered here is intended to assist in organisational aspects of managing of the evidence. Moreover, tools appropriate for crime detection, intelligence, and investigation include tools based on link analysis and data mining. Concepts and techniques are introduced, along with case studies. So are areas in the forensic sciences. Special chapters are devoted to VIRTOPSY (a procedure for legal medicine) and FLINTS (a tool for the police). This is both an introductory book (possibly a textbook), and a reference for specialists from various quarters.

Life Journeys

By Petra Eisel
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  • Publisher : Petra Eisel
  • Book Code : 1925635821
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 625
  • Pdf File: life-journeys.pdf

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Have you ever questioned life after death? Do you wonder what it could be like? How different is it to the life you presently live? Is there only one place in heaven or can you ‘move’ around like on Planet Earth? Is there anything you do during your sleep time? Do Angels exist? Once again, my trio of Guides will answer many questions, some of which you did not know you needed to ask. Open your mind to new journeys and explorations. We like to take away your fear of death and help you enjoy your life in the physical reality even more. Once again Dear Reader, relax and let us show you different life experiences. Reviews I was literally blown away with this book, I could not put it down! What an excellent resource to every question you could possibly ask about this life and beyond. Well written and completely engaging I can't recommend Petra's book enough. Melissa Barry, Australia I very liked the straight forward approach. It seems that Max and his group have gone far b eyond other spirit guides in transposing their knolwedge into understandable human terms. In reading “Seth” stuff I continually felt that I was not grasping much of what was being presented, not so with this material. I am looking forward to Petra and Max’s next books. John Kramar, Bel Air, Maryland United States The insights in the book “Life Journeys” are reassuring and comforting in an insiane world. Diana Excerpt In the second edition of Life Journeys, the focus this time is more on the nonphysical universe to give you some idea of what life is about when you actually die. The choices are many, the places are unique and the possibilities are endless. This does not mean that your life on Earth is less exciting, even though, at times life on Earth seems to be hard and difficult. Nevertheless, everyone had lifetimes when living in luxury and plenty had become a very boring adventure. Yes, remember you have chosen your life for a purpose and we like to emphasise that every single human being has a purpose.

Origin Management

By Anne van de Heetkamp,Ruud Tusveld
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642198082
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 857
  • Pdf File: origin-management.pdf

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Origin Management describes a holistic approach that allows internationally operating companies to benefit from reduced import duty rates within Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Through the creation of a single, auditable, and global platform, companies are enabled to successfully claim preferential origin and sustain, review and audit preferential treatment claims. Seeking to provide a comprehensive treatment of origin management for a professional audience, this book outlines the underlying theoretical concepts and legislative frameworks, and presents practical implications and guidelines for a successful origin management program as part of a strategic sourcing initiative. The authors advocate an approach that involves sharing and distributing information and resources throughout the company and the supply chain, resulting in competitive advantages, synergies, and a central information point for all origin associated issues.

Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition

By David R. Redsicker,John J. O'Connor
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1439831998
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 977
  • Pdf File: practical-fire-and-arson-investigation-second-edition.pdf

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Did you know. . . . . . that arson has been described as the fastest-growing crime in America? . . . that arson is the most expensive crime committed? . . . that over 8 billion dollars was estimated lost due to fires in 1994? . . . that an estimated 86,000 structure fires of incendiary or suspicious origin were reported in 1994? David Redsicker provides these statistics and much more, including practical methods, information, and advice for investigating these types of crimes, in Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition. Extensively rewritten second edition of this practical manual - More than 40% new material! Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition is a significantly revised, updated, and expanded new edition of this best-selling book in the Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations series, edited by Vernon Geberth. As in the first edition, specific details on the basic principles are presented, and advanced applied techniques for conducting a thorough fire and arson investigation are detailed. New topics covered in the Second Edition include: Extensively rewritten chapters on determining origin and cause, eliminating accidental fire causes, investigating fatal fires and vehicular fires, and documenting the fire/crime scene Fire scene photography using "painting with light" Importance of evidence preservation and analysis in civil litigation of liability and product defects

Levison's Textbook for Dental Nurses

By Carole Hollins
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119401313
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: levison-s-textbook-for-dental-nurses.pdf

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A fully updated edition of the best-selling textbook for students studying for their dental nurse qualification Levison’s Textbook for Dental Nurses continues to be an indispensable resource written specifically for those undertaking the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing. This new edition provides in-depth coverage in many areas, such as the structure of the dental profession; an update of the current, available NHS dental services; information on extended duties for dental nurses; legal and ethical issues; health and safety including COSHH and waste disposal legislation updates; general anatomy and physiology; and medical emergencies. New edition of a classic textbook, fully in line with the most recent developments in dental nursing practice and education Caters especially for the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing Outlines the latest GDC standards for dental nurses Key Learning Points in every chapter to help readers master essential information Packed with illustrations and diagrams to assist with aiding comprehension, this student-friendly text is ideal for dental nurses studying for the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing. It will also be of great benefit to dental nurses studying for the City & Guilds Diploma in Dental Nursing, Level 3.

Lex Draconis

By Ray Machuga
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  • Publisher : Higher Grounds Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: lex-draconis.pdf

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In a world where fantasy is reality, you ARE the dragon.

Stanislavsky in the World

By Jonathan Pitches,Stefan Aquilina
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472587901
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 110
  • Pdf File: stanislavsky-in-the-world.pdf

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Stanislavsky in the World is an ambitious and ground-breaking work charting a fascinating story of the global dissemination and transformation of Stanislavsky's practices. Case studies written by local experts, historians and practitioners are brought together to introduce the reader to new routes of Stanislavskian transmission across the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and South (Latin) America. Such a diverse set of stories moves radically beyond linear understandings of transmission to embrace questions of transformation, translation, hybridisation, appropriation and resistance. This important work not only makes a significant contribution to Stanislavsky studies but also to recent research on theatre and interculturalism, theatre and globalisation, theatre and (post)colonialism and to the wider critical turn in performer training historiographies. This is a unique examination of Stanislavsky's work presenting a richly diverse range of examples and an international perspective on Stanislavsky's impact that has never been attempted before.

Investigating the Fireground

By Calvin C. Phillipps,David A. McFadden
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  • Publisher : Fire Engineering Books
  • Book Code : 0912212500
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: investigating-the-fireground.pdf

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This second edition provides you with additional insight on the topic of fireground investigation, taking you through the various procedures necessary for reconstructing the events that led to the fire. Included are discussions related to fire behavior, heat sources, interior and exterior evidence, documentation, and reporting procedures, as well as new case studies. Contents: The scope and purpose of fireground investigation The influence of fire behavior on fire investigation Factors that influence fire behavior Heat/ignition sources Fireground observations Investigating the fire: building exterior Investigating the fire: building interior Vehicle fires Evidence Motivation for arson Answers to study questions.

The Origin of the Political

By Roberto Esposito
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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Book Code : 0823276287
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 429
  • Pdf File: the-origin-of-the-political.pdf

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In this book Roberto Esposito explores the conceptual trajectories of two of the twentieth century’s most vital thinkers of the political: Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. Taking Homer’s Iliad—that “great prism through which every gesture has the possibility of becoming public, precisely by being observed by others”— as the common origin and point of departure for our understanding of Western philosophical and political traditions, Esposito examines the foundational relation between war and the political. Drawing actively and extensively on Arendt’s and Weil’s voluminous writings, but also sparring with thinkers from Marx to Heidegger, The Origin of the Political traverses the relation between polemos and polis, between Greece, Rome, God, force, technicity, evil, and the extension of the Christian imperial tradition, while at the same time delineating the conceptual and hermeneutic ground for the development of Esposito’s notion and practice of “the impolitical.” In Esposito’s account Arendt and Weil emerge “in the inverse of the other’s thought, in the shadow of the other’s light,” to “think what the thought of the other excludes not as something that is foreign, but rather as something that appears unthinkable and, for that very reason, remains to be thought.” Moving slowly toward their conceptualizations of love and heroism, Esposito unravels the West’s illusory metaphysical dream of peace, obliging us to reevaluate ceaselessly what it means to be responsible in the wake of past and contemporary forms of war.