Borelli's On the Movement of Animals - On the Natural Motions Resulting from Gravity

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Author: Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319085360

Category: Science

Page: 292

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This volume provides an introduction to Borelli’s theory on the movement of animals and describes his theory and scientific experiments relating to the natural movements of bodies in a fluid environment. It describes in great detail why and how bodies which present with different magnitudes, weights and shapes move at a greater or a smaller velocity in certain proportion in the fluid environment. Originally published in Italian in 1667, then translated into Latin in 1686, the text of this volume has now been translated into English, making the text accessible to a wide readership. This volume is the second of two volumes that contain the Introduction and physical-mathematical illustrations necessary to understand Giovanni Alfonso Borelli’s work On the Movement of Animals, the founding text of seventeenth century biomechanics. The first volume, entitled On the Force of Percussion, demonstrates the nature of the energy of percussion, its causes, properties and effects.

Falling into Fire

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Author: HollyAnne Weaver

Publisher: Shadoe Publishing

ISBN: 1975654048

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Kathleen Pope is a St. Paul, Minnesota, firefighter who is just beginning to recover from having her heart ripped out by her ex-girlfriend. Belladonna Ward is a newly graduated Master of Accounting and Finance from Houston who has fled her mother’s constant nagging about her life being easier if she would just hurry up and get through her “gay phase”. The first ice storm of the year teaches Bella she has a lot to learn about walking across slick parking lots with sacks of groceries, but luck gives her a break when it’s Kathleen that’s standing in front of her when it happens. Kathleen drives her to an emergency room where each starts having feelings for the other in the worst way. More than just sparks, an entire electrical storm is brewing!

Falling into the Fire

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Author: Christine Montross

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178074367X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A woman habitually commits self-injury, ingesting light bulbs, a box of nails, zippers and a steak knife. A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. A recent graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates from everything around him, is brought to A&E by his alarmed girlfriend. These are among the patients new physician Christine Montross meets during rounds at her hospital’s locked inpatient ward – and who we meet as she struggles to understand the mysteries of the mind, most especially when the tools of modern medicine are failing us. Beautifully written and deeply felt, Falling into the Fire is an intimate portrait of psychiatry and a moving reminder, in the words of the New York Times, of ‘our fragile, shared humanity’.

Walking Through Fire

A Misbegotten Novel

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Author: Sherri Cook Woosley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 194586334X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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For fans of American Gods, a dark, humorous, and richly written, dystopian fantasy about the unbreakable bonds of family and the undying strength of a mother's love. The end of the world begins as fire rains down from the heavens. Ancient gods are released from their prison, eager to reestablish their long-lost power. But Rachel Deneuve has bigger, more contemporary concerns than a divine war. Her son Adam is in the middle of a fight against leukemia, and Rachel is determined to keep focused on that battle. But when humans begin picking sides and the fighting escalates, their home in Baltimore becomes a war zone, one she can’t ignore. Desperate to stay away from the carnage—as well as the germ-ridden refugee center—Rachel and Adam flee to their remote mountain cottage, only to find their refuge marred by mutated, grotesque plants and animals. Eventually, the cancerous cells in Adam's body begin evolving as well, threatening his life and forcing Rachel to venture back into the eye of the storm. Left with no other choice but to sacrifice her own freedom for her son's safety, she must become an unwilling warrior in a battle unlike anything seen in millennia, or lose everything she holds dear.

Structures in Fire

Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference

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Author: Venkatesh Kodur,Jean-Marc Franssen

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605950270

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1026

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Preventing Firefighter Disorientation

Enclosed Structure Tactics for the Fire Service

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Author: William Mora

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos

ISBN: 1593703740

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

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In his first book, William Mora, a 30-year fire service veteran and firefighter safety advocate, discusses how to prevent traumatic structural firefighter fatalities. Firefighter disorientation can be defined as “the loss of direction due to the lack of vision in a structure fire.” To combat this problem, Mora outlines a multipronged approach to effectively address the components that contribute to disorientation and structural firefighter fatalities. This text includes many case studies and guidelines for size-up factors and is an important resource for all firefighters.

JESUS NEVER WASTES PAIN

But Can Bring Eternal Gain

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Author: Keturah C. Martin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493162837

Category: Self-Help

Page: 396

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This book is a credit to Jesus Christ, who sustained the author through repeated and prolonged abuses of unmentionable proportions for several decades. The #1 purpose of this book is to glorify Jesus who is the Great Physician of impossible shatters, abuse, and heart-shreds, even amid emotional comatose and poly-fragmented dissociation. The #2 purpose of the book is to identify with the broken, rejected, and abused and to commend you all for your strength and survival. It is written as a voice for all the survivors of abuse and for those who may be currently trapped as a victim. It is written as a source of inspiration to offer hope to those who are on the healing journey, or desire to begin this journey to hope, healing, and freedom. The #3 purpose of the book is as a resource for those who are open-minded enough to be willing to learn how to understand and help the broken and abused and receive a deeper comprehension of the realities they face. We cannot correctly represent Jesus if we cannot see the abused and brokenhearted through His eyes and heart. When we truly see them through His heart and eyes, we will be propelled into compassionate action just as Jesus was. This book addresses and gives hope for abuse issues and aftermath on every level that many may prefer to shove under the carpet. This includes not only the various abuses out there but some of the aftermath such as extreme emotional agony, suicide, dissociation, rejection, PTSD, and satanic bondage. The enemy of our soul loves darkness and delights to feed on the unresolved anguish and footholds that are buried in his closets. With God’s help, the enemy and his tactics must be exposed and those whom he has wounded and/or holds captive must be freed, for he is defeated through the blood of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ!

Das Gehirn meiner Großmutter

Wahre Geschichten aus dem Alltag einer klinischen Psychologin

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Author: Tanya Byron

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641152658

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Eine faszinierende Reise an die brüchige Grenze zwischen Normalität und Wahnsinn. »Mein Interesse am Gehirn wurde geweckt, als ich die Frontallappen meiner Großmutter auf dem Fußboden ihres Wohnzimmers verspritzt sah.« Tanya Byron, heute renommierte Professorin für Klinische Psychologie, war 15, als ihre Großmutter von einer heroinabhängigen schwangeren jungen Frau erschlagen wurde. Das Bild der Sterbenden hat sich der Enkelin für immer eingebrannt. Mit 20 begann Tanya Byron 1989 ihre Ausbildung zur klinischen Psychologin – weil sie verstehen wollte. Sie arbeitete mit Kindern, die sich selbst oder anderen Unfassbares zuleide taten, mit Familien, die so dunkle Geheimnisse hüteten, dass es fast unerträglich schien, darüber nachzudenken, mit Menschen, die mit Drogenabhängigkeit oder Suizidabsichten zu kämpfen hatten. Ihre brillant erzählten Fallgeschichten aus ihren Anfangsjahren als Psychologin führen uns an die Grenze zwischen Normalität und Wahnsinn – und lassen uns begreifen, dass sie nicht existiert. Die verletzlichsten Menschen können Kraft geben, wer stabil erscheint kann eine zerrüttete Innenwelt verbergen.

Feuer und Blut - Erstes Buch

Aufstieg und Fall des Hauses Targaryen von Westeros

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Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641233399

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Wie alles begann! Die packende Vorgeschichte um die Herrschaft des Königshauses Targaryen. Was für Tolkiens Fans das Silmarillion ist, erscheint nun von George R.R. Martin – die epische Vorgeschichte von »Das Lied von Eis und Feuer« / »Game of Thrones«! Drei Jahrhunderte, bevor die Serie beginnt, eroberte Aegon Targaryen mit seinen Schwestergemahlinnen und ihren drei Drachen den Kontinent Westeros. 280 Jahre währte die Herrschaft seiner Nachkommen. Sie überstanden Rebellion und Bürgerkrieg – bis Robert Baratheon den irren König Aerys II. vom Eisernen Thron stürzte. Dies ist die Geschichte des großen Hauses Targaryen, niedergeschrieben von Erzmaester Gyldayn, transkribiert von George R.R. Martin.

Undercover gegen den Terror

Meine wahre Geschichte als Geheimagent beim MI5

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Author: Tom Marcus

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959716516

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Tom Marcus wurde vom MI5 rekrutiert, um sein Land zu schützen – undercover gegen interne und externe Bedrohungen, den Terror und zum Schutz der größten Geheimnisse des Landes. Tägliche Entscheidungen, die Leben oder Tod bedeuten. Ein nie enden wollender Kampf, den viele seiner Kollegen nicht überleben sollten. Bei einem seiner Einsätze nahm er die Identität eines verwahrlosten Obdachlosen an – und stellte bei einem Verdächtigen außergewöhnliche Verhaltensweisen fest. Zeichen, die vielleicht niemand außer einem ausgebildeten Agenten bemerkt hätte. Tom ließ das Haus stürmen. Gefunden wurden einige Gewehre und sechs selbstgebaute Bomben. Diese hätten, so zeigte sich später, 60 Schulkinder töten sollen, die sich auf der Rückfahrt von einer Klassenfahrt befanden. Dieser fesselnde Bericht über einen Krieg, der um unserer Sicherheit willen geführt wird, weiht uns in eines der am besten behüteten Geheimnisse Europas ein – den britischen Geheimdienst MI5.

Falling Through the Stars

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Author: Martyn Jones

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1304107094

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Falling through the stars, the second volume in the decade spanning epic Stars Trilogy builds upon the themes expounded in The Sky full of Stars, where the Gaian threat is now neutralised, and North America reigns supreme. Although not quite. In the free trade enclave of the Vancouver Republic built from post catastrophe Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Seattle, free traders branch out to the stars. Blockade running becomes the new career option for disgraced pilots like Richard Windsor. Colonies and bases abandoned during the Gaian war openly and covertly secede. Deals are made, Presidents assassinated, and ruthless assassins stalk an exile for his epigenetically altered live DNA. This is the galaxy of the Stars Trilogy, where mankind is the alien, and the universe the prize.

Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Fireground Safety

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Author: Vincent Dunn

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

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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?.

Engelsnacht

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Author: Lauren Kate

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641048788

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

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Wieder geboren, um wieder zu lieben Lucinda Price ist 17 und den ersten Tag auf dem Internat, als sie ihn sieht: Daniel Grigori, den unglaublich attraktiven, aber auch unglaublich distanzierten Jungen, von dem sie sicher ist, dass sie ihn schon einmal gesehen hat. Doch Daniel behauptet, sie nicht zu kennen – er scheint sie sogar zu hassen und weicht ihr aus, wo immer er kann. Doch immer wenn Luce etwas Schlimmes widerfährt, sobald die gefährlichen Schatten sie wieder umtanzen, die sie seit ihrer Kindheit umgeben, ist er zur Stelle. Mehrfach rettet er ihr Leben. Allmählich kommen die beiden sich näher, und da erst erfährt Luce, welches Geheimnis sie beide umgibt: Daniel ist ein gefallener Engel, dazu verdammt, für immer auf der Erde umherzuwandern. Luce aber ist dazu verdammt, alle 17 Jahre wiedergeboren zu werden, sich jedes Mal aufs Neue unsterblich in Daniel zu verlieben – und den Tod zu finden, sobald sie und Daniel sich näherkommen ...

Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch (Illustrated)

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Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496626

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Haunted Virginia

Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Old Dominion

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Author: L. B. Taylor Jr.

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081174082X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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The center stage for both the American Revolution and the Civil War, Virginia is one of the most haunted states.

Meine ungezähmte Highland-Braut

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Author: Lynsay Sands

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3736302088

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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Die selbstbewusste Saidh Buchanan ist mit sieben Brüdern aufgewachsen und kann ebenso gut mit dem Schwert umgehen, fluchen und reiten wie ein Mann. Brav lächeln und den Mund halten gehören eher nicht zu ihren Stärken. So ist sie auch nicht gerade erpicht darauf, irgendwann eines Mannes folgsames Eheweib zu werden, bis sie einen Blick auf den unbekleideten Greer MacDonnell erhascht. Der gut gebaute Highlander lässt sie zum ersten Mal schwach werden und weckt eine Leidenschaft in ihr, wie sie sie bisher noch nicht kannte. Und auch Greer ist völlig fasziniert von der schönen, wenn auch kratzbürstigen Saidh und bereit alles zu tun, um ihr Herz zu erobern.