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2312

By Kim Stanley Robinson
  • ISBN Code: : 0316192805
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
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From the acclaimed author of New York 2140 and Red Mars, this NYT bestselling novel tells the story of a future where humanity has populated miraculous new habitats engineered across the solar system--and the one death that triggers a precarious chain of events that could destroy it all. Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Science Fiction Novel The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.

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  • Pdf File: 浴火羅蘭-情婦社區-香羅蘭.pdf

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她是他見過最難理解的一個女人 面對男人的赤身裸體習以為常 違背護士道德存心惡整重傷的病患 要求他賣斷三年歲月報答她的善舉 讓她成為他不能太過親密的情婦 那麼她到底期望從他身上得到什麼? 管她要什麼,他就讓她囂張三年 報恩之後換他向她報復心中的怨 他要她愛上自己卻永遠無法擁有他 丟出紅色炸彈炸得她措手不及........ 千算萬算沒算到他會嚐她嚐上癮 將她驅離才發現後悔的滋味真不好受!

Forty Signs of Rain

By Kim Stanley Robinson
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Book Code : 0553898175
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: forty-signs-of-rain.pdf

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The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt presents a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation’s capital—and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly yet humorously realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.

Daemon

By Daniel Suarez
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101007516
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: daemon.pdf

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Daniel Suarez’s New York Times bestselling debut high-tech thriller is “so frightening even the government has taken note” (Entertainment Weekly). Daemons: computer programs that silently run in the background, waiting for a specific event or time to execute. They power almost every service. They make our networked world possible. But they also make it vulnerable... When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol’s secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it’s up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose—one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined...

The Affinities

By Robert Charles Wilson
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1466800771
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 744
  • Pdf File: the-affinities.pdf

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In our rapidly-changing world of "social media", everyday people are more and more able to sort themselves into social groups based on finer and finer criteria. In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's The Affinities, this process is supercharged by new analytic technologies--genetic, brain-mapping, behavioral. To join one of the twenty-two Affinities is to change one's life. It's like family, and more than family. Your fellow members aren't just like you, and they aren't just people who are likely to like you. They're also the people with whom you can best cooperate in all areas of life--creative, interpersonal, even financial. At loose ends both professional and personal, young Adam Fisk takes the suite of tests to see if he qualifies for any of the Affinities, and finds that he's a match for one of the largest, the one called Tau. It's utopian—at first. Problems in all areas of his life begin to simply sort themselves out, as he becomes part of a global network of people dedicated to helping one another—to helping him. But as the differing Affinities put their new powers to the test, they begin to rapidly chip away at the power of governments, of global corporations, of all the institutions of the old world. Then, with dreadful inevitability, the different Affinities begin to go to war--with one another. What happens next will change Adam, and his world, forever. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Wild Shore

By Kim Stanley Robinson
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  • Publisher : Orb Books
  • Book Code : 1466861320
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: the-wild-shore.pdf

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The Wild Shore is the first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's highly-acclaimed Three Californias Trilogy. 2047: For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, and might yet be--and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fondamentaux - Droit du travail 2022-2023

By Martine Le Bihan-Guénolé
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  • Publisher : Hachette Éducation
  • Book Code : 2017178802
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: fondamentaux-droit-du-travail-2022-2023.pdf

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Mis à jour chaque année, ce manuel, synthétique et pédagogique, présente le programme de droit du travail enseigné en licence dans les facultés de droit et les instituts d’études politiques. Il est également adapté à la préparation des concours administratifs. PLAN DE L’OUVRAGE Définition et origine du droit du travail Le cadre de travail Le contrat de travail La réglementation du travail Le syndicalisme La négociation collective Les conflits collectifs Martine Le Bihan-Guénolé est maître de conférences habilitée à diriger des recherches à l’université Le Havre Normandie.

International Encyclopedia of Political Science

By Bertrand Badie,Dirk Berg-Schlosser,Leonardo Morlino
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1483305392
  • Total of Pages : 4032
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 899
  • Pdf File: international-encyclopedia-of-political-science.pdf

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Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, this eight-volume encyclopedia offers the widest possible coverage of key areas both regionally and globally. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing the theoretical and cultural pluralism of our approaches and including findings from the far corners of the world. The eight volumes cover every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensive bibliographical references. Filling the need for an exhaustive overview of the empirical findings and reflections on politics, this reference resource is suited for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to be informed effectively and quickly on their field of study, for scholars seeking information on relevant research findings in their area of specialization or in related fields, and for lay readers who may lack a formal background in political science but have an interest in the field nonetheless. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come, making it an invaluable resource for a global readership, including researchers, students, citizens, and policy makers. The encyclopedia was developed in partnership with the International Political Science Association. Key Themes: Case and Area Studies Comparative Politics, Theory, and Methods Democracy and Democratization Economics Epistemological Foundations Equality and Inequality Gender and Race/Ethnicity International Relations Local Government Peace, War, and Conflict Resolution People and Organizations Political Economy Political Parties Political Sociology Public Policy and Administration Qualitative Methods Quantitative Methods Religion

Project Hail Mary

By Andy Weir
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0593135210
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: project-hail-mary.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling. HUGO AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS: Bill Gates, GatesNotes, New York Public Library, Parade, Newsweek, Polygon, Shelf Awareness, She Reads, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal • “An epic story of redemption, discovery and cool speculative sci-fi.”—USA Today “If you loved The Martian, you’ll go crazy for Weir’s latest.”—The Washington Post Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone. Or does he? An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

Abeloff's Clinical Oncology E-Book

By Martin D. Abeloff,James O. Armitage,John E. Niederhuber,Michael B. Kastan,W. Gillies McKenna
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 1437720560
  • Total of Pages : 2592
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: abeloff-s-clinical-oncology-e-book.pdf

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Carrying on the tradition established by its founding editor, the late Dr. Martin Abeloff, the 4th Edition of this respected reference synthesizes all of the latest oncology knowledge in one practical, clinically focused, easy-to-use volume. It incorporates basic science, pathology, diagnosis, management, outcomes, rehabilitation, and prevention – all in one convenient resource – equipping you to overcome your toughest clinical challenges. What's more, you can access the complete contents of this Expert Consult title online, and tap into its unparalleled guidance wherever and whenever you need it most! Equips you to select the most appropriate tests and imaging studies for diagnosing and staging each type of cancer, and manage your patients most effectively using all of the latest techniques and approaches. Explores all of the latest scientific discoveries' implications for cancer diagnosis and management. Employs a multidisciplinary approach - with contributions from pathologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and surgical oncologists - for well-rounded perspectives on the problems you face. Offers a user-friendly layout with a consistent chapter format • summary boxes • a full-color design • and more than 1,445 illustrations (1,200 in full color), to make reference easy and efficient. Offers access to the book's complete contents online – fully searchable – from anyplace with an Internet connection. Presents discussions on cutting-edge new topics including nanotechnology, functional imaging, signal transduction inhibitors, hormone modulators, complications of transplantation, and much more. Includes an expanded color art program that highlights key points, illustrates relevant science and clinical problems, and enhances your understanding of complex concepts.

Managing Oneself

By Peter Ferdinand Drucker
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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Book Code : 1633691012
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: managing-oneself.pdf

Book Short Summary:

We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren't managing their knowledge workers careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it's up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. And it's up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years. In Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do it. The keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses; Articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are; and Describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution. Only when you operate with a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true and lasting excellence. Managing Oneself identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career. Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. His 34 books have been published in more than 70 languages. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, and counseled 13 governments, public services institutions, and major corporations.

Perry Rhodan 2312: Die Unschlagbaren

By Horst Hoffmann
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  • Publisher : Perry Rhodan digital
  • Book Code : 3845323116
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: perry-rhodan-2312.pdf

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Jugendliche Charonii in Not - sie bringen ihre Heimatwelt in tödliche Gefahr Auf der Erde und den Planeten der Milchstraße schreibt man das Jahr 1344 Neuer Galaktischer Zeitrechnung - dies entspricht dem Jahr 4931 alter Zeitrechnung. Die friedfertige Phase des letzten Jahrzehnts wird jäh zerstört, als TRAITOR die Galaxis heimsucht, ein Heerwurm der Chaosmächte. Den Terranern gelingt es zwar, den Chaos-Stützpunkt zu vernichten, der vor dem Solsystem errichtet wurde, doch damit stellen sie die Ausnahme dar. Überall in der Milchstraße entstehen Kolonnen-Forts, agieren die Söldner des Chaos. Einer der wenigen Orte, zu dem TRAITOR keinen Zugang findet, ist die Charon-Wolke in der Nähe des Milchstraßenzentrums. Nach vielen ergebnislosen Versuchen gelingt es schließlich dem Psi-Korresponder Marc London, den Kontakt herzustellen: Er spricht mit Kempo Doll'Arym, einem der fortschrittlichsten Denker der Wolke. Zu seiner Anhängerschar gehören auch DIE UNSCHLAGBAREN...

Emergency Response Guidebook

By U.S. Department of Transportation
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1626363765
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 741
  • Pdf File: emergency-response-guidebook.pdf

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Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Questions like these and more are answered in the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for and vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.

The Ship Who Sang

By Anne McCaffrey
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0425287114
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: the-ship-who-sang.pdf

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Helva had been born human, but only her brain had been saved—saved to be schooled, programmed, and implanted into the sleek titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. But first she had to choose a human partner—male or female—to share her exhilirating excapades in space! Her life was to be rich and rewarding . . . resplendent with daring adventures and endless excitement, beyond the wildest dreams of mere mortals. Gifted with the voice of an angel and being virtually indestructable, Helva XH-834 antipitated a sublime immortality. Then one day she fell in love!

The Years of Rice and Salt

By Kim Stanley Robinson
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Book Code : 0553897608
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 917
  • Pdf File: the-years-of-rice-and-salt.pdf

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With the same unique vision that brought his now classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know. . . . “A thoughtful, magisterial alternate history from one of science fiction’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur—the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been—one that stretches across centuries, sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, and spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson navigates a world where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, while Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power—and even love—in this bold New World. “Exceptional and engrossing.”—New York Post “Ambitious . . . ingenious.”—Newsday