Author: Danielle DeVore
Author: Danielle DeVore
Author: Liz Shereako
View: 4880Das Chaos in Emmas Leben könnte nicht größer sein, da kommt ihr die Hochzeitsfeier ihrer Cousine sehr gelegen. Dort möchte sie lediglich den Kopf abschalten und einen Mann für ein paar Stunden leidenschaftlicher Zweisamkeit finden. Wie gut, dass es zwischen ihr und dem ersten Kandidaten bereits ordentlich knistert. Sie lässt sich auf Joe ein, ohne zu ahnen, welche drastische Wendung diese Entscheidung mit sich bringt. Bald schon droht Emma nicht nur der Verlust ihres geliebten Cafés, sondern auch der ihres Herzens.
artists' ceramics of the 20th century
Author: Janet Koplos,Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst ('s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands)
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
and Six Other New Truths for Business Success
Author: Richard Robbins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
View: 6136Praise for Deliver the Unexpected "Richard's insights are exactly what entrepreneurs need to read to transform their business in today's new reality." —Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX International "Deliver the Unexpected is an absolute must-read for any entrepreneur serious about changing the game." —Robin Sharma, bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari "Much more than just a fascinating story and much more than just a book on success. Be ready to come away with knowledge of the principles that will help you take your career and income to a whole new level." —Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver and author of Endless Referrals "Anyone can beat up on common wisdom. The trick is building something better in its place, and Robbins has done it—big time. Highly recommended." —Michael Port, coauthor of The Contrarian Effect: Why It Pays (BIG) to Take Typical Sales Advice and Do the Opposite "Good news: spending time with Richard Robbins's new book, Deliver the Unexpected, isn't work. This fictional parable makes ingesting a dose of well-thought-out career advice no work at all." —Phil Soper, President & CEO, Brookfield Real Estate Services/Royal LePage "This is a terrific book—entertaining, insightful, and fast-moving. You learn a series of proven, practical methods and techniques to help you build and run a more profitable business." —Brian Tracy, Chairman & CEO, Brian Tracy International
Publisher: 010 Publishers
Category: Architecture, Postmodern
Author: Lucy M. Talisker
View: 7062Wo "Fifty Shades of Grey" endet, fängt EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED an. Alice hat ihren Master gefunden: Der englische Millionär und Drehbuchautor Sam MacAllan entführt sie in eine unbekannte Welt aus Dominanz und Lust. Dunkel und erregend sind die fesselnden Spiele, die Sam mit ihr im geheimnisvollen Roten Salon auf seinem Landsitz Wilbour House spielt. Süßer Schmerz, Unterwerfung und größte Erfüllung genießt Alice unter der Anleitung ihres Masters. Als Zeichen des Gehorsams trägt sie das Tattoo der schwarzen Schach-Dame auf ihrem Schulterblatt - ewiges Symbol ihrer Liebe zu Sam. Doch ein schrecklicher Verdacht ändert von einem Tag auf den anderen alles. Sams Liebe schlägt in Hass um, und seine Bestrafung schmerzt grausam. Was ist nur geschehen?
Author: Lucy M. Talisker
View: 2530Alice genießt ihr Leben in Berlin in vollen Zügen, liebt Sex mit wechselnden Partnern und hat trotzdem eine bisher unerfüllte Sehnsucht. Als plötzlich der englische Millionär und Starautor Sam MacAllan auftaucht, erfüllt er ihr eine wunderbare Nacht lang ihre Fantasien. Doch Sam scheint in ihr nur eine flüchtige Affäre zu sehen. Good-bye, mein Master! Alice ahnt nicht, wie stark auch Sams Gefühle für sie sind. Bis er in einem ominösen Herrenhaus in der Nähe von London ein heimliches Treffen für sie beide arrangiert. Was erwartet Alice dort? Mit Herzklopfen lässt sie sich auf das riskante Spiel ein
Author: Magnus Lindkvist
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
View: 633Everything in life is, in a sense, unexpected. From the people you meet to the events you experience. But sometimes the unexpected attacks. It eats at you and fundamentally changes where you are and where you are going. September 11, the credit crunch, and the rise of the World Wide Web are recent examples of agenda changing megaevents that we were forced to react to in some way or another.
Author: Tara McPherson
Publisher: MIT Press
View: 5397How emergent practices and developments in young people's digital media can result intechnological innovation or lead to unintended learning experiences and unanticipated socialencounters.
Author: Stephanie Rabig
View: 9864Finn, Stace, and Simon didn't expect a perfect welcome upon their arrival in Chalet, and those expectations prove correct.Simon has to deal with the mistrust of most people in the town, and the sabotage attempts from a coworker who never wanted him to return.Stace is thrilled when an old friend of hers finds his way to them-but the feeling fades when it becomes clear that he and Finn don't get along. The Gods and Goddesses quickly surmise that jealousy is at the root of their arguments, and debate over ways to toy with the situation.But those problems pale in comparison to what happens when a sociopath arrives-a fare who's determined to use her magic to tear the fledgling community apart.
Author: John Shea
Publisher: Tabor Pub
Author: Fran Adams
Publisher: Memoirs Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 2460Fran Adams and her family have been travelling abroad on two wheels for more than thirty years, and their adventures have ranged from getting shipwrecked in a mountain torrent to straying on to a Spanish motorway and getting stuck on a precipice, along with one or two painful road accidents and of course, frequently getting lost in the middle of nowhere. This is a collection of fond memories of Fran's cycling adventures with her partner and sons in England, Wales, France, Spain and Italy.
Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty
Author: Karl E. Weick,Kathleen M. Sutcliffe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
View: 5013Since the first edition of Managing the Unexpected was published in 2001, the unexpected has become a growing part of our everyday lives. The unexpected is often dramatic, as with hurricanes or terrorist attacks. But the unexpected can also come in more subtle forms, such as a small organizational lapse that leads to a major blunder, or an unexamined assumption that costs lives in a crisis. Why are some organizations better able than others to maintain function and structure in the face of unanticipated change? Authors Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe answer this question by pointing to high reliability organizations (HROs), such as emergency rooms in hospitals, flight operations of aircraft carriers, and firefighting units, as models to follow. These organizations have developed ways of acting and styles of learning that enable them to manage the unexpected better than other organizations. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the groundbreaking book Managing the Unexpected uses HROs as a template for any institution that wants to better organize for high reliability.
Author: Ivar Ekeland
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 5697"Not the least unexpected thing about Mathematics and the Unexpected is that a real mathematician should write not just a literate work, but a literary one."—Ian Stewart, New Scientist "In this brief, elegant treatise, assessable to anyone who likes to think, Ivar Ekelund explains some philosophical implications of recent mathematics. He examines randomness, the geometry involved in making predictions, and why general trends are easy to project (it will snow in January) but particulars are practically impossible (it will snow from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the 21st)."—Village Voice
Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Findings in Comparative Perspective
Author: Andreas Hadjar,Rolf Becker
Publisher: Haupt Verlag AG
Author: Maisey Yates
View: 7997After spending another family wedding fielding questions about her non-existent love life, Kelsey Noble decides she’s tired of waiting around for things she could go out and get herself. What Kelsey wants is a baby, and she doesn’t see any point waiting for a husband she’s not even sure she wants. But a mix-up at the fertility clinic lands her with a hassle she didn’t count on. A big, muscular hassle in a Stetson and cowboy boots. Cole Mitchell is shocked to discover that a grand gesture from years past has come back to haunt him. Now, thanks to a clerical error, a woman he’s never met is having his baby—and there’s no way he’s going to walk away and forget he has a child. Trying to make nice with the unexpected father of her baby lands Kelsey in Silver Creek, Oregon, dealing with the kind of small town life she left behind years ago. Even worse is dealing with the burning attraction she feels for Cole. She knows adding sex to the mix is a very bad idea, but she’s not sure how long she can resist falling for the last man she ever expected… Includes a preview of Maisey Yates’ novella, Unbuttoned. Praise for UNBUTTONED: “I loved Unbuttoned by Maisey Yates in a big way….I love a feisty heroine and a charismatic hero, especially when they clash. The scenes where they duked it out verbally, all the while undressing each other mentally, were so delicious….Lots of fun.”—Smart Bitches, Trashy Books “A sexy, compelling read…. it’s a great start to what looks to be a promising new small-town contemporary series and has introduced me to a new-to-me author who writes enjoyable characters with great emotional depth, witty dialogue, and steamy love scenes.”—Ramblings From This Chick “Maisey Yates is a very talented author and has created the perfect small-town romance about two people that found love once they learned to take a leap of faith…. I can’t wait to see what is in store for the residents of Silver Creek.”—Books-N-Kisses
Author: Joe Musser
A Volume in Memory of Giuseppe Veronese. Proceedings of the international conference ‘Varieties with Unexpected Properties’, Siena, Italy, June 8—13, 2004
Author: Ciro Ciliberto,Anthony V. Geramita,Brian Harbourne,Rosa Maria Miró-Roig,Kristian Ranestad
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
View: 9270This volume contains refereed papers related to the lectures and talks given at a conference held in Siena (Italy) in June 2004. Also included are research papers that grew out of discussions among the participants and their collaborators. All the papers are research papers, but some of them also contain expository sections which aim to update the state of the art on the classical subject of special projective varieties and their applications and new trends like phylogenetic algebraic geometry. The topic of secant varieties and the classification of defective varieties is central and ubiquitous in this volume. Besides the intrinsic interest of the subject, it turns out that it is also relevant in other fields of mathematics like expressions of polynomials as sums of powers, polynomial interpolation, rank tensor computations, Bayesian networks, algebraic statistics and number theory.
The Organization of Factual Discourse
Author: Robin Wooffitt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Description (Rhetoric)
Stories of Faith, Science, and Altruism
Author: Bill Kramer
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
View: 7030In Unexpected Grace Bill Kramer offers a rare look into the human side of the world of scientific research. He goes behind the scenes of four scientific investigations on diverse aspects of the study of unlimited love and offers uplifting portraits of human beings struggling to understand and improve the complex issues facing them. He explores the dynamics between the researchers, the subjects they study, and the participants in the studies, and eloquently tells their personal stories. The stories touch on vastly different social and human issues, but all are connected by love.The first is the story of Courtney Cowart, who was part of a group of theologians who met at Trinity Place in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, not knowing her experience would become the subject of a study. The story of how the group struggled to survive and the formation of a practical, effective altruistic community is heartrending and inspiring. This is followed by a description of a University of California Santa Cruz psychology department study on the dynamics of friendship and prejudice that completely changed the perceptions of those involved.The third study, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, focused on the benefits of religion on mental and physical health, which led its researcher to a greater understanding of forgiveness, humility, and grace. The final powerful story is about a physiology of love study conducted in Iowa City. Here, a functional MRI is the vehicle for measuring empathy and brings the researcher to wonder, "Is there a point at which empathy shuts down and we turn away?" Ultimately she comes to recognize that past experiences influences our ability to respond emphatically.Each story candidly unveils the transformations the researchers and their subjects experienced in the course of their work. This illuminating book, with its unique insights, will appeal to educators, researchers, students, study participants, and everyone who wonders what goes on behind the scenes of investigative studies.