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The Clocks Are Telling Lies

By Scott Alan Johnston
  • ISBN Code: : 0228009634
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Science
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Until the nineteenth century all time was local time. On foot or on horseback, it was impossible to travel fast enough to care that noon was a few minutes earlier or later from one town to the next. The invention of railways and telegraphs, however, created a newly interconnected world where suddenly the time differences between cities mattered. The Clocks Are Telling Lies is an exploration of why we tell time the way we do, demonstrating that organizing a new global time system was no simple task. Standard time, envisioned by railway engineers such as Sandford Fleming, clashed with universal time, promoted by astronomers. When both sides met in 1884 at the International Meridian Conference in Washington, DC, to debate the best way to organize time, disagreement abounded. If scientific and engineering experts could not agree, how would the public? Following some of the key players in the debate, Scott Johnston reveals how people dealt with the contradictions in global timekeeping in surprising ways – from zealots like Charles Piazzi Smyth, who campaigned for the Great Pyramid to serve as the prime meridian, to Maria Belville, who sold the time door to door in Victorian London, to Moraviantown and other Indigenous communities that used timekeeping to fight for autonomy. Drawing from a wide range of primary sources, The Clocks Are Telling Lies offers a thought-provoking narrative that centres people and politics, rather than technology, in the vibrant story of global time telling.

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  • Pdf File: the-language-of-lies.pdf

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A thrilling debut novel from exciting new author Polly Bradshaw. There is a terrorist bomb plot being set in motion against London banks; Terrorists have been brought into Britain by the mysterious Mr Smith, who can procure passports as easily as he can do away with people he doesn’t care for. But where does the plot start? In Aldershot, an unsuspecting Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths, named Sasha, finds herself the target of a man, Kit Hatton, hell-bent on getting some bogus birth certificates from her, by hook or by crook. But by the time the terrorists have found their way into Britain, both Kit and his accomplice, Gary, are dead, and Gary has Sasha’s name and address in his back pocket.

The Dylan Scott Mystery Series Collection 2

By Shirley Wells
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  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • Book Code : 1460397258
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 792
  • Pdf File: the-dylan-scott-mystery-series-collection-2.pdf

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"Consistently entertaining and engrossing." —That's What I'm Talking About on Deadly Shadows This new collection includes books 6—8 in The Dylan Scott Mystery series by Shirley Wells. DEADLY SHADOWS Before his dismissal from the police force, Dylan Scott worked undercover to get close to notorious drug dealer Joe Child. Now, Dylan works as a P.I.—and Child heads up a religious commune near Dawson's Clough. But after two girls go missing from the refuge, the cops need Dylan's help to find out if Child is saving souls as a cover for something more sinister. It means going back undercover—a tough gig for a detective who has recently worked some high-profile cases in Lancashire. Even on a remote farm, Dylan's in constant danger of being recognized. Still, Dylan won't rest until he finds the missing girls. But the truth may be more than this bleak northern town can handle. DEAD END Somebody is making threatening calls to private investigator Dylan Scott. A lot of dangerous people would love to see Dylan with a bullet between the eyes. The twisted trail brings Dylan face-to-face with old foes and a few new ones—and they're all keeping deadly secrets… But as he chases leads across London, his adversary is hunting down victims and drawing ever closer to his ultimate target: Dylan. Someone from Dylan's past is on a killing spree, and if he doesn't connect the dots in time, the dead end will be his. DEAD SIMPLE Private investigator Dylan Scott is struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife. He has to cope for the sake of his two children, though it's easier to blame himself for her death and take comfort in a bottle of whisky. When he hears that the man who helped him solve his first case has been killed in Dawson's Clough, Dylan vows to put all his energy into finding justice for him. Who would have a motive to kill a kind man like Simple Stevie? Stevie must have snapped a photo of the wrong person, doing something they want erased. Dylan focuses his investigation on the town's residents, but his worst fears are realized when he finds his own family in the crosshairs.

Stop Kissing Frogs

By Madeleine Lowe
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  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Book Code : 0273745069
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: stop-kissing-frogs.pdf

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Why is it that so many bright, attractive, clever and sensible women seem to fall for toads? They spend years searching, dating, cohabiting and marrying, just to find themselves right back at square one, heartbroken, despondent and vowing “never again”. Truth be told there’s actually thousands upon thousands of lovely, gorgeous, unattached and eligible men out there. And many of them are just waiting for someone like you. But if that really is the case, why can’t you ever seem to bag one? Stop Kissing Frogs will tell you. This is a real-life, no-nonsense guide for any single girl who’s tired of kissing frogs in their search for Mr Right, weary of making the same old mistakes over and over again and who wants to learn the truth about what works and what doesn’t in her search for her own happy ending. Stop Kissing Frogs is packed with helpful insights and advice on what you need to know about yourself, what you need to know about men and what you need to know about love to stand a chance of finding a real and lasting relationship. What to avoid, what to look for and what to cherish are all covered. You’ll discover the five worst mistakes many women make in a relationship and how you can avoid them; why being single is not as bad as it seems and is in fact a necessary part of finding the right man; what makes a good man and a suitable life partner; and how to spot a bad one at fifty paces. Stop Kissing Frogs is warm, funny and touching. It scratches beneath the typical trashy veneer, revealing a frank, honest and real-world insight into the world of grown-up relationships and how to navigate your way to your very own, special and long lasting happy-ever-after.

Lying in Early Modern English Culture

By Andrew Hadfield
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192506595
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: lying-in-early-modern-english-culture.pdf

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Lying in Early Modern English Culture is a major study of ideas of truth and falsehood in early modern England from the advent of the Reformation to the aftermath of the failed Gunpowder Plot. The period is characterised by panic and chaos when few had any idea how religious, cultural, and social life would develop after the traumatic division of Christendom. While many saw the need for a secular power to define the truth others declared that their allegiances belonged elsewhere. Accordingly there was a constant battle between competing authorities for the right to declare what was the truth and so label opponents as liars. Issues of truth and lying were, therefore, a constant feature of everyday life and determined ideas of individual identity, politics, speech, sex, marriage, and social behaviour, as well as philosophy and religion. This book is a cultural history of truth and lying from the 1530s to the 1610s, showing how lying needs to be understood in action as well as in theory. Unlike most histories of lying, it concentrates on a series of particular events reading them in terms of academic theories and more popular notions of lying. The book covers a wide range of material such as the trials of Ann Boleyn and Thomas More, the divorce of Frances Howard, and the murder of Anthony James by Annis and George Dell; works of literature such as Othello, The Faerie Queene, A Mirror for Magistrates, and The Unfortunate Traveller; works of popular culture such as the herring pamphlet of 1597; and major writings by Castiglione, Montaigne, Erasmus, Luther, and Tyndale.

Mathematical Circle Diaries, Year 2: Complete Curriculum for Grades 6 to 8

By Anna Burago
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  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Book Code : 147043718X
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Games in mathematics education
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: mathematical-circle-diaries-year-2.pdf

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Mathematical circles, with their question-driven approach and emphasis on problem solving, expose students to the type of mathematics that stimulates the development of logical thinking, creativity, analytical abilities, and mathematical reasoning. These skills, while scarcely introduced at school, are in high demand in the modern world. This book, a sequel to Mathematical Circle Diaries, Year 1, teaches how to think and solve problems in mathematics. The material, distributed among twenty-nine weekly lessons, includes detailed lectures and discussions, sets of problems with solutions, and contests and games. In addition, the book shares some of the know-how of running a mathematical circle. The book covers a broad range of problem-solving strategies and proofing techniques, as well as some more advanced topics that go beyond the limits of a school curriculum. The topics include invariants, proofs by contradiction, the Pigeonhole principle, proofs by coloring, double counting, combinatorics, binary numbers, graph theory, divisibility and remainders, logic, and many others. When students take science and computing classes in high school and college, they will be better prepared for both the foundations and advanced material. The book contains everything that is needed to run a successful mathematical circle for a full year. This book, written by an author actively involved in teaching mathematical circles for fifteen years, is intended for teachers, math coaches, parents, and math enthusiasts who are interested in teaching math that promotes critical thinking. Motivated students can work through this book on their own. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.

Lies and Betrayal

By Brenda L. Carruth
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1463454139
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 917
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Bill is a powerful man who has it all with his successful business. His life became complete when he met Jennifer. A person who has hopes and dreams of becoming something great life. And that is what Bill saw in her as she slaved in a small diner. After Bill gave Jennifer the world and she became successful in her own. BIll started to work more and more. And Jennifer found herself eating and going to bed alone. Bill got suspicious when Jennifer started dissapearing. He finds out about an affair and plots to muder her. But thats just the beginning. And the ending is not what you will think....So stop thinking.

It_s Time ... to do Inner work

By Aruna Ladva
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  • Publisher : BK Publications
  • Book Code : 191218706X
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: it-s-time-to-do-inner-work.pdf

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IT'S TIME...To Do the Inner Work Aruna Ladva In our modern 21st century the stress and pressures of daily living are ever increasing. We never seem to see a reduction in the things that demand our time, money and attention.

Lying and Lie Detection

By John Kiriakou
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510756140
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: lying-and-lie-detection.pdf

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A foolproof guide both to lying and to detecting deception,Lying and Lie Detection: A CIA Insider's Guide will teach you how the pros can tell if and when somebody is lying. People lie all the time. Studies show that the average American lies between six and twenty times a day. Most lies are of the “little white” variety or are meant to spare a person’s feelings. But what about the big lies? What about the consequential ones? You have a right to know when somebody is lying to you. Now, imagine if you had the tools to spot a lie from the truth—a guide to perfect your sixth sense. Whether it's finding out if you truly got the job, unmasking an infidelity, or a simple recommendation, you will no longer have to spend hours, days, or even weeks pondering about it. Through the easy-to-follow instructions and professional anecdotes in Lying and Lie Detection: A CIA Insider's Guide, you’ll learn to lie and spot lies from John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism officer and senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for the capture of Abu Zubaydah. Remember, CIA operations officers are trained to lie. They lie all the time. When they are working undercover, they are actually living a lie. With the CIA as a teacher, you’ll learn how to tell.

Sometimes I Lie

By Alice Feeney
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250144833
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: sometimes-i-lie.pdf

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My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?


By Carlo Collodi
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  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Book Code : 1681950634
  • Total of Pages : 107
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 766
  • Pdf File: pinocchio.pdf

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The Beloved Children's Story of Pinocchio “A conscience is that still small voice that people won't listen to.” ― Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio Read the classic version of Pinocchio, perfect as a read-aloud or for young readers. When the kindly woodcarver wishes for a son, he is granted an amazing gift. Pinocchio is a story that has delighted generations and belongs in every kid's library. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes


By Xenophon
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1627930019
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : History
  • Members : 269
  • Pdf File: anabasis.pdf

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Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon, one of three remaining leaders elected by the soldiers, played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10,000 to march north across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes towards the Black Sea and the comparative security of its Greek shoreline cities.