The multi-award winning series behind the thrilling BBC TV show Wisting starring Carrie Anne Moss, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Christmas is approaching and ambitious young police officer William Wisting has just become the father of twins. Edged off a robbery investigation by more experienced officers, he is soon on a less prestigious case: In a dilapidated barn stands a forgotten, bullet-riddled car. How long has it been there and what happened to the driver? By Jorn Lier Horst, the number one bestselling author Praise for the William Wisting Mysteries: 'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' -The Times 'Solid, satisfying police procedurals.' -The Sunday Times 'Plotting reigns supreme' -Financial Times 'Gripping and well executed.' -The Herald 'Immensely impressive.' -Barry Forshaw 'A masterpiece of storytelling.' -Lin Anderson

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Isbn 191098549X
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-03-16
Pages 192
Language English
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The multi-award winning series behind the thrilling BBC TV show Wisting starring Carrie Anne Moss, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo William Wisting has encountered grotesque murders before. Nonetheless, he finds the savagely beaten corpse in a holiday cottage on the Vestfold coast particularly disturbing. His daughter Line, finally coming out of a dangerous relationship, finds another body in a boat close by. There will be more, and a dangerous journey into Euro-crime for Wisting before the case comes to its breath-taking conclusion. By Jorn Lier Horst, the number one bestselling author Praise for the William Wisting Mysteries: 'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' -The Times 'Solid, satisfying police procedurals.' -The Sunday Times 'Plotting reigns supreme' -Financial Times 'Gripping and well executed.' -The Herald 'Immensely impressive.' -Barry Forshaw 'A masterpiece of storytelling.' -Lin Anderson

Author Jorn Lier Horst
Isbn 1908737506
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-10-17
Pages 336
Language English
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The award-winning book adapted for the BBCs critically acclaimed TV series Wisting starring Carrie Anne Moss, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Only three houses away from Wisting’s, a man has been sitting dead in front of his TV for four months. There is no indication anything criminal has taken place. His death doesn’t hit the headlines, but something about the case that catches the attention of William Wisting’s journalist daughter, Line. By Jorn Lier Horst, the number one bestselling author Praise for the William Wisting Mysteries: 'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' -The Times 'Solid, satisfying police procedurals.' -The Sunday Times 'Plotting reigns supreme' -Financial Times 'Gripping and well executed.' -The Herald 'Immensely impressive.' -Barry Forshaw 'A masterpiece of storytelling.' -Lin Anderson

Author Jorn Lier Horst
Isbn 1910124052
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-05-19
Pages 368
Language English
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Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir. The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed. Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement at 64. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking. Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger.

Author Ragnar Jonasson
Isbn 1250171040
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-10-16
Pages 352
Language English
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The award-winning book adapted for the BBCs critically acclaimed TV series Wisting starring Carrie Anne Moss, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Seventeen years ago, William Wisting led one of Norway’s most notorious murder investigations into the killing of young Cecilia Linde. The discovery that evidence was falsified and the wrong man convicted, results in his suspension. With the media baying for blood, only Wisting’s journalist daughter, Line, is on his side. Worse, the real murderer must still be out there... By Jorn Lier Horst, the number one bestselling author Praise for the William Wisting Mysteries: 'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' -The Times 'Solid, satisfying police procedurals.' -The Sunday Times 'Plotting reigns supreme' -Financial Times 'Gripping and well executed.' -The Herald 'Immensely impressive.' -Barry Forshaw 'A masterpiece of storytelling.' -Lin Anderson

Author Jorn Lier Horst
Isbn 1908737646
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-05-15
Pages 336
Language English
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When the Romans adopted Greek literary genres and artistic techniques, they did not slavishly imitate their models but created vibrant and original works of literature and art in their own right. The same is true for philosophy, notwithstanding the fact that the rich Roman philosophical tradition is still all too often treated as a mere footnote to the history of Greek philosophy. This volume aims to reassert the significance of Roman philosophy and to explore the "Romanness" of philosophical writings and practices in the Roman world, endeavoring to show that the Romans in their creative adaptation of Greek modes of thought developed sophisticated forms of philosophical discourse shaped by their own history and institutions, concepts, and values--and last--but not least--by the Latin language, which nearly all Roman philosophers used to express their ideas. This volume of thirteen chapters by an international group of specialists in ancient philosophy, Latin literature, and Roman social and intellectual history moves from Roman attitudes to and practices of philosophy to the great late Republican writers Cicero and Lucretius, then onwards to the early Empire and the work of Seneca the Younger, and finally to Epictetus, Apuleius, and Augustine. Using a variety of approaches, the essays demonstrate the diversity and originality of Roman philosophical discourse over the centuries.

Author Gareth D. Williams,Katharina Volk
Isbn 0190494026
Genre Philosophy
Year 2015-11-02
Pages 320
Language English
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A young girl lives out her big ballerina dreams in this graceful start to a new series from New York City Ballet principal dancer and international prima ballerina Tiler Peck and Broadway and television actor Kyle Harris. Ten-year-old Katarina is a New York City girl through and through, but the buzz of the city drives her to feel that she is meant for more than her ordinary day to day routine. Her big dream? To become a prima ballerina. With the help of a few new friends, Katarina finally puts on her first pair of ballet shoes and she’s more than determined to make it work. But her feet don’t quite move the way she would like them to, the twirls and spins make her dizzy, and her classmates aren’t exactly welcoming. When the head of the dance studio announces that there will be a competition to earn a spot in an upcoming international dance camp, Katarina knows this could be her big chance to make her dancer dreams come true. Does this tiny dancer have what it takes to stand out in the ballet world of blending in?

Author Tiler Peck,Kyle Harris
Isbn 1534452788
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-05-05
Pages 192
Language English
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Gene duplication has long been believed to have played a major role in the rise of biological novelty through evolution of new function and gene expression patterns. The first book to examine gene duplication across all levels of biological organization, Evolution after Gene Duplication presents a comprehensive picture of the mechanistic process by which gene duplication may have played a role in generating biodiversity. Key Features: Explores comparative genomics, genome evolution studies and analysis of multi-gene families such as Hox, globins, olfactory receptors and MHC (immune system) A complete post-genome treatment of the topic originally covered by Ohno's 1970 classic, this volume extends coverage to include the fate of associated regulatory pathways Taps the significant increase in multi-gene family data that has resulted from comparative genomics Comprehensive coverage that includes opposing theoretical viewpoints, comparative genomics data, theoretical and empirical evidence and the role of bioinformatics in the study of gene duplication This up-to-date overview of theory and mathematical models along with practical examples is suitable for scientists across various levels of biology as well as instructors and graduate students.

Author Katharina Dittmar,David Liberles
Isbn 1118148096
Genre Science
Year 2011-06-09
Pages 350
Language English
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'A brutal and thrilling page-turner' The Sun 'Compelling' Heat 'The best pure mystery plot of the year' Morning Star 'Gleefully gory and witty, with a terrific sense of place' Sunday Mirror ______________________ After The Puppet Show, a new storm is coming . . . Jared Keaton, chef to the stars. Charming. Charismatic. Psychopath . . . He's currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of his daughter, Elizabeth. Her body was never found and Keaton was convicted largely on the testimony of Detective Sergeant Washington Poe. So when a young woman staggers into a remote police station with irrefutable evidence that she is Elizabeth Keaton, Poe finds himself on the wrong end of an investigation, one that could cost him much more than his career. Helped by the only person he trusts, the brilliant but socially awkward Tilly Bradshaw, Poe races to answer the only question that matters: how can someone be both dead and alive at the same time? And then Elizabeth goes missing again - and all paths of investigation lead back to Poe. The gripping new thriller in the Washington Poe series from M. W. Craven, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of 2019. Praise for MIKE CRAVEN 'Dark, sharp and compelling' PETER JAMES 'Fantastic' MARTINA COLE 'Britain's answer to Harry Bosch' MATT HILTON 'A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent' DAVID MARK/font 'Truly mind-blowing' A. A. Dhand 'A book that shines with tension, wit and invention' William Shaw 'Washington Poe - a rising giant in detective fiction' Alison Bruce 'A twisty thriller with a killer plot Ed James 'I loved this book!' Jo Jakeman 'One of the best British crime novels I've read in a long time . . . Simply an unputdownable page-turner' Nick Oldham 'Grabs you from the very first page. A dark and brilliantly twisted crime thriller' Colin Falconer 'Dark and twisted in all the right places' Robert Scragg 'In Tilly and Poe, MW Craven has created a stand-out duo who are two of the most compelling characters in crime fiction in recent years' Fiona Cummins 'Dark, thrilling and unputdownable' Victoria Selman

Author M. W. Craven
Isbn 147212748X
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-06-20
Pages 400
Language English
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“Three is an outstanding thriller. From the first page, Mishani’s addictive prose begins its work, drawing you into a devious plot where life, fate, and murder intertwine.” — Olivia Kiernan, author of Too Close to Breathe When Orna meets Gil on an online dating site, their lackluster affair seems like nothing more than a way to stave off the pain of her recent divorce. But soon it becomes clear that Gil may not be exactly who he claims. And Orna’s own lies may be weaving an unexpected trap for her. Set against the backdrop of the gritty suburbs of Tel Aviv, Three is a slow-burning psychological thriller from the internationally celebrated master of crime and suspense D. A. Mishani.

Author D. A. Mishani
Isbn 1487008236
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-08-18
Pages 304
Language English
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The multi-award winning series behind the thrilling BBC TV show Wisting starring Carrie Anne Moss, from the producers behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo A severed left foot in a training shoe washes up on the shore in Stavern. Then another, and yet another: four left feet in a single week. Neither police Inspector William Wisting nor his journalist daughter Line have ever seen anything like this. By Jorn Lier Horst, the number one bestselling author Praise for the William Wisting Mysteries: 'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers.' -The Times 'Solid, satisfying police procedurals.' -The Sunday Times 'Plotting reigns supreme' -Financial Times 'Gripping and well executed.' -The Herald 'Immensely impressive.' -Barry Forshaw 'A masterpiece of storytelling.' -Lin Anderson

Author Jorn Lier Horst
Isbn 1905207794
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-05-20
Pages 328
Language English
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The body has become central to practices of self-tracking. By focusing on the relations between quantification, the body, and labor, this volume sheds light on the ways in which discourses on data collection and versions of the ›corporate self‹ are instrumental in redefining concepts of labor, including notions of immaterial and free labor in an increasingly virtual work environment. The contributions explore the functions of quantification in conceptualizing the body as a laboring body and examine how quantification contributes to disciplining the body. By doing so, they also inquire how practices of self-tracking, self-monitoring, and self-optimization have evolved historically.

Author Ulfried Reichardt,Regina Schober
Isbn 3839449219
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2020-10-31
Pages 246
Language English
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Recent high-profile corporate scandals—such as those involving Enron in the United States, Yukos in Russia, and Livedoor in Japan—demonstrate challenges to legal regulation of business practices in capitalist economies. Setting forth a new analytic framework for understanding these problems, Law and Capitalism examines such contemporary corporate governance crises in six countries, to shed light on the interaction of legal systems and economic change. This provocative book debunks the simplistic view of law’s instrumental function for financial market development and economic growth. Using comparative case studies that address the United States, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Russia, Curtis J. Milhaupt and Katharina Pistor argue that a disparate blend of legal and nonlegal mechanisms have supported economic growth around the world. Their groundbreaking findings show that law and markets evolve together in a “rolling relationship,” and legal systems, including those of the most successful economies, therefore differ significantly in their organizational characteristics. Innovative and insightful, Law and Capitalism will change the way lawyers, economists, policy makers, and business leaders think about legal regulation in an increasingly global market for capital and corporate governance.

Author Curtis J. Milhaupt,Katharina Pistor
Isbn 0226525295
Genre Law
Year 2008-09-15
Pages 272
Language English
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A quirky and inspired guide to your very own origin story. This enlightening and irresistible book for adults explains how you were made—not with the standard euphemisms told to us as children, but with vivid, exacting prose that unveils all the complex processes we never knew produced human life. With a brilliant talent for thoughtful, charming science writing, Katharina Vestre takes us from cell to human and shares surprising facts along the way—such as that sperm have a sense of smell and that hiccups were likely inherited from our ancient, underwater ancestors. She also shows why gender is more complicated than we think and reveals the questions scientists still ponder about how we came to be. A miniature drama of cosmic significance, this is the incredible story of you.

Author Katharina Vestre
Isbn 1771644931
Genre Science
Year 2019-10-08
Pages 192
Language English
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Tense and suspenseful, the only reason to stop racing through the pages of Jorn Lier Horst's Ordeal will be to pause for a quick glance over your shoulder... "The best Scandinavian crime fiction available." - Yrsa Sigurdardottir Frank Mandt died after a fall down his basement steps, the same basement that holds a locked safe bolted to the floor. His granddaughter, Sofie Lund, inherits the house but wants nothing to do with his money. She believes the old man let her mother die in jail and is bitterly resentful. Line Wisting’s journalist instincts lead her into friendship with Sofie, and Line is with her when the safe is opened. What they discover unlocks another case and leads Chief Inspector William Wisting on a trial of murder to an ordeal that will eventually separate the innocent from the damned.

Author Jorn Lier Horst
Isbn 1250111374
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-08-08
Pages 352
Language English
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The ancient Celtic world evokes debate, discussion, romanticism and mythicism. On the one hand it represents a specialist area of archaeological interest, on the other, it has a wide general appeal. The Celtic world is accessible through archaeology, history, linguistics and art history. Of these disciplines, art history offers the most direct message to a wider audience. This volume of 37 papers brings together a truly international group of pre-eminent specialists in the field of Celtic art and Celtic studies. It is a benchmark volume the like of which has not been seen since the publication of Paul JacobsthalÕs Early Celtic Art in 1944. The papers chart the history of attempts to understand Celtic art and argue for novel approaches in discussions spanning the whole of Continental Europe and the British Isles. This new body of international scholarship will give the reader a sense of the richness of the material and current debates. Artefacts of rich form and decoration, which we might call art, provide a most sensitive set of indicators of key areas of past societies, their power, politics and transformations. With its broad geographical scope, this volume offers a timely opportunity to re-assess contacts, context, transmission and meaning in Celtic art for understanding the development of European cultures, identities and economies in pre- and proto-history.

Author Christopher Gosden,Sally Crawford,Katharina Ulmschneider
Isbn 1782976566
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-08-29
Pages 400
Language English
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Set against a stunning Scandinavian backdrop, a gritty novel of psychological suspense that asks the question how far would you go to hold onto what you have? Cecilia Wilborg has it all--a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard. Because one mistake from her past could bring it all crashing down around her. Annika Lucasson lives a dark life with her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. She's lost everything one too many times and now she's got one last chance to save herself, thanks to Cecilia. Annika knows her secret--and just how much she's willing to do to make it all go away... When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool, Cecilia agrees to take him home, only to find an abandoned, empty house. It's the first step in the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika's worlds collide...

Author Alex Dahl
Isbn 0451491807
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-07-24
Pages 368
Language English
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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it.

Author Shoshana Zuboff
Isbn 1610395700
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2019-01-15
Pages 704
Language English
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Over the 20th century, Morocco has become one of the world’s major emigration countries. But since 2000, growing immigration and settlement of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Europe confronts Morocco with an entirely new set of social, cultural, political and legal issues. This book explores how continued emigration and increasing immigration is transforming contemporary Moroccan society, with a particular emphasis on the way the Moroccan state is dealing with shifting migratory realities. The authors of this collective volume embark on a dialogue between theory and empirical research, showcasing how contemporary migration theories help understanding recent trends in Moroccan migration, and, vice-versa, how the specific Moroccan case enriches migration theory. This perspective helps to overcome the still predominant Western-centric research view that artificially divide the world into ‘receiving’ and ‘sending’ countries and largely disregards the dynamics of and experiences with migration in countries in the Global South. This book was previously published as a special issue of The Journal of North African Studies.

Author Mohammed Berriane,Hein De Haas,Katharina Natter
Isbn 1317215303
Genre Political Science
Year 2018-02-02
Pages 122
Language English
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The ancient Celtic world evokes debate, discussion, romanticism and mythicism. On the one hand it represents a specialist area of archaeological interest, on the other, it has a wide general appeal. The Celtic world is accessible through archaeology, history, linguistics and art history. Of these disciplines, art history offers the most direct message to a wider audience. This volume of 37 papers brings together a truly international group of pre-eminent specialists in the field of Celtic art and Celtic studies. It is a benchmark volume the like of which has not been seen since the publication of Paul JacobsthalÕs Early Celtic Art in 1944. The papers chart the history of attempts to understand Celtic art and argue for novel approaches in discussions spanning the whole of Continental Europe and the British Isles. This new body of international scholarship will give the reader a sense of the richness of the material and current debates. Artefacts of rich form and decoration, which we might call art, provide a most sensitive set of indicators of key areas of past societies, their power, politics and transformations. With its broad geographical scope, this volume offers a timely opportunity to re-assess contacts, context, transmission and meaning in Celtic art for understanding the development of European cultures, identities and economies in pre- and proto-history.

Author Christopher Gosden,Sally Crawford,Katharina Ulmschneider
Isbn 1782976582
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-08-29
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF