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Download Moody Food by Ray Robertson PDF

By Ray Robertson

Encouraged by means of the exploits of ill-fated country-rock visionary Gram Parsons, this mid-60s story of idealism and break out lines the pains of a fictionalized draft-dodging flower baby from the us to Canada and again. it's the overdue Nineteen Sixties in Yorkville, Toronto's hippie ghetto of artists, intellectuals, drunken poets, and would-be rock stars. during this idyllic haven, narrator invoice Hansen, a drummer, meets Thomas Graham, an American musician at the lam from the draft. the 2 shape a band, yet while they enjoy tune and freedom, Graham is hobbled by means of one other love: a drug behavior that turns into his cause of dwelling and, ultimately, for death. Graham's emotional journey and failed, progressive lifestyles replicate the increase and fall of a complete generation's aspirations.

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Download Technology in Working Order: Studies of Work, Interaction by Graham Button PDF

By Graham Button

In the social sciences there's starting to be curiosity within the contribution that may be made to the makes use of, layout, operation and implementation of latest expertise. a lot investment and examine has long gone into empirically established enquiries within the box that have resulted in vital advancements in various commercial and functional settings. a lot of the paintings already performed has focused on the cognitive sciences and ergonomics, to examine the practicalities of how people use machines. This e-book brings jointly new and unique learn from sociology to examine how the topic may be of direct relevance to advancements in undefined. matters coated variety from introducing expertise into the lives of air site visitors controllers and the police, to reports of simulated human-computer interplay and using "intelligent machines" in clinical settings. members contain Bob Anderson, Douglas Benson, Harry Collins, Norman Fraser, Richard Harper, Joanne Hartland, Christian Heath, John Hughes, Kathleen Jordan, Paul Luff, Michael Lynch, Wes Sharrock, Lucy Suchman, Robin Wooffitt.

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Download The Dual Reciprocity Boundary Element Method by P. W. Partridge, C. A. Brebbia, L. C. Wrobel (auth.) PDF

By P. W. Partridge, C. A. Brebbia, L. C. Wrobel (auth.)

The boundary aspect technique (BEM) is now a well-established numerical process which supplies an effective substitute to the present finite distinction and finite aspect equipment for the answer of a variety of engineering difficulties. the most benefit of the BEM is its precise skill to supply a whole challenge answer when it comes to boundary values simply, with mammoth reductions in computing device time and knowledge training attempt. An preliminary limit of the BEM was once that the basic method to the unique partial differential equation was once required which will receive an an identical boundary in­ tegral equation. one other used to be that non-homogeneous phrases accounting for results corresponding to disbursed lots have been integrated within the formula by way of area integrals, therefore making the process lose the allure of its "boundary-only" personality. many alternative techniques were built to beat those difficulties. it really is our opinion that the main profitable up to now is the twin reciprocity approach (DRM), that is the subject material of this e-book. the fundamental suggestion in the back of this process is to hire a basic resolution such as a less complicated equation and to regard the rest phrases, in addition to different non-homogeneous phrases within the unique equation, via a technique which consists of a sequence enlargement utilizing worldwide approximating features and the appliance of reciprocity principles.

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Download Pharo by Example by Oscar Nierstrasz, Stéphane Ducasse, Damien Pollet PDF

By Oscar Nierstrasz, Stéphane Ducasse, Damien Pollet

Pharo is a contemporary open-source improvement setting for the vintage Smalltalk-80 programming language. This e-book, meant for either scholars and builders, will consultant you lightly throughout the language and instruments by way of a chain of examples and workouts. we're making this ebook on hand to you less than the inventive Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. you could both obtain the PDF at no cost from PharoByExample.org, otherwise you can purchase a softcover reproduction from lulu.com. (You may also pay for the PDF obtain from lulu.com, if you'd like to contribute to this effort.) extra fabric is offered from the book's website at PharoByExample.org.

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Download The post-human condition by Robert Pepperell PDF

By Robert Pepperell

This paintings demanding situations the various humanist assumptions of Western philosophy, technological know-how and artwork. It proposes a view of the human construction at the findings of quantum thought, chaos idea, disaster idea, cybernetics, cyberpunk and "New Ageism", bearing in mind present clinical and technological advancements. the writer asserts that as we input the submit Human period, lots of our ideals are redundant, most glaringly the idea within the individual. traditionally, the social evolution from the rural period to the economic period was once observed by way of a cultural shift from theism to humanism. the present shift from the commercial period to the Technological period brings with it radical adjustments in cultural values and the impression of excessive know-how and lengthening automation is altering the best way we predict approximately ourselves and our surroundings.

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Download Wenn Schmetterlinge Loopings fliegen: Roman by Petra Hülsmann PDF

By Petra Hülsmann

Na, das kann ja heiter werden! Als Karo ihre neue Stelle bei einem großen Hamburger Fußballverein antritt, muss sie feststellen, dass sie nicht wie geplant im gehobenen administration anfangen wird, sondern sich ausschließlich um den Spitzenspieler des Vereins kümmern soll - als Chauffeurin und Anstandsdame. Denn Patrick ist zwar ein Riesentalent, steckt seine Energie aber momentan lieber ins ausschweifende Nachtleben als ins education.

Von der ersten Begegnung an ist klar, dass Patrick und Karo sich nicht ausstehen können. Doch irgendwann riskieren die beiden einen zweiten Blick - und das Gefühlschaos geht erst richtig los...

Witzig, charmant und unbeschwert - ein Roman zum Verlieben!

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Download Body Language (The Mark Manning Mysteries, Book 3) by Michael Craft PDF

By Michael Craft

A midlife hindrance sends Chicago magazine reporter Mark Manning again to his Wisconsin hometown—and right into a morass of lust, lies, and deadly family members secrets

An unforeseen providence has given burned-out Chicago journalist Mark Manning the opportunity to reconnect along with his boyhood roots. With the blessing of his lover, Neil, he leaves the Windy urban to come to Dumont, Wisconsin, to take over town paper. His long-awaited kinfolk reunion is reduce brief whilst his cousin Suzanne is bludgeoned to dying in advance of Christmas dinner. ahead of she dies, she whispers whatever to Manning: the identify of her son.

Was she expressing a mother’s death want for the long run welfare of her baby? Or revealing the identification of her assassin? while Manning leads to the neighborhood law’s points of interest, he’s unexpectedly racing opposed to time to transparent his personal identify and smoke out a killer. without loss of suspects, from a afflicted homophobe to a lesbian activist to a housekeeper, the clock is ticking on a narrative that may be the largest of Manning’s career—if he lives lengthy sufficient to jot down it.

Body Language is the 3rd booklet in Michael Craft’s Mark Manning sequence, which starts off with Flight desires and Eye Contact.

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Download Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan PDF

By Terry McMillan

Along with her clever, wry, and poignant novels of households and friendships—Waiting to Exhale, attending to satisfied, and an afternoon past due and a greenback brief between them—Terry McMillan has touched hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, in her 8th novel, McMillan offers exuberant voice to characters who show how we are living now—at least as lived in a racially various la neighborhood.

Kaleidoscopic, fast paced, and choked with McMillan’s inimitable humor, Who requested You? opens as Trinetta leaves her younger sons along with her mom, Betty Jean, and briskly disappears. BJ, an indicator McMillan heroine, already has her palms complete facing her different grownup young ones, opinionated sisters, an sick husband, and her personal postponed dreams—all whereas maintaining down a task offering room carrier at a lodge. Her son Dexter is ready to be paroled from legal; Quentin, the kin luck, can’t be afflicted to have the same opinion; and caring for energetic grandsons is the very last thing BJ thinks she wishes. The drama unfolds in the course of the views of a rotating solid of characters, pitch-perfect, each one enjoying an element, and whole of surprises.

Who requested You? casts an intimate examine the burdens and advantages of relations and speaks to trusting your individual judgment even if others don’t agree. McMillan’s signature voice and unforgettable characters carry common concerns to fantastic, bright lifestyles.

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