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Aliss at the Fire

By Jon Fosse
  • ISBN Code: : 1564789950
  • Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
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In her old house by the fjord, Signe lies on a bench and sees a vision of herself as she was more than twenty years earlier: standing by the window waiting for her husband Asle, on that terrible late November day when he took his rowboat out onto the water and never returned. Her memories widen out to include their whole life together, and beyond: the bonds of one family and their battles with implacable nature stretching back over five generations, to Asle's great-great- grandmother Aliss. In Jon Fosse's vivid, hallucinatory prose, all these moments in time inhabit the same space, and the ghosts of the past collide with those who still live on. Aliss at the Fire is a haunting exploration of love, ranking among the greatest meditations on marriage and loss.

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The European Conference on e-Learning was established 17 years ago. It has been held in France, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, Greece and Denmark to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. ECEL is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of e-Learning. Among other journals, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference.

Technologies for Detection of DNA Damage and Mutations

By G.P. Pfeifer
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1489903011
  • Total of Pages : 441
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: technologies-for-detection-of-dna-damage-and-mutations.pdf

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Man-made carcinogens, natural genotoxic agents in the environment, as well as ionizing and ultraviolet radiation can damage DNA and are a constant threat to genome integrity. Throughout the evolution oflife, complex DNA repair systems have developed in all living organisms to cope with this damage. Unrepaired DNA lesions can promote genetic alterations (mutations) that may be linked to an altered phenotype, and, if growth-controlling genes are involved, these mutations can lead to cell transformation and the development of malignant tumors. Proto oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes may be critical targets for DNA damaging agents. In a number of animal model systems, correlations between exposure to a carcinogen, tumor develop ment, and genetic changes in tumor DNA have been established. To understand mutagenesis processes in more detail at the molecular level, we need to know the type and frequency of DNA adducts within cells, their distribution along genes and specific DNA sequences, as well as the rates at which they are repaired. We also need to know what types of mutations are produced and which gene positions are most prone to mutagenesis. This book provides a collection of techniques that are useful in mutagenesis research. The book is divided into three parts. In Part I, methods for DNA damage and repair analysis are provided.

Whether God or King

By Chris Barham
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 146023023X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 887
  • Pdf File: whether-god-or-king.pdf

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IN A WORLD of colliding interests among kings, four knights come together as competitors and friends. Mercenaries and warriors, they live by the sword. Circumstances surrounding their fidelity to one another ultimately drive them to question their faith and their allegiance. In the midst of shifting alliances and rising passions, they agree on a daring and shocking plan in the name of their liege, Henry II: to assassinate the archbishop of Canterbury. None of them foresees the turbulence ahead for the church, and as a result of their alliance and their bold plan, these four friends will alter the Anglican church and the throne of England forever.

With Faith and Joy in the Land of the Giant Maple Leaf

By Celia Crotteau
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1503584488
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 876
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In 1966, Alice Mucklehausen moved with her family to a small town where she found herself the new girl in her seventh grade class and, as an American, experienced the coupled hospitality and hostility greeting those from south of the border the Canadian border, that is. Half a century later, prodded by an insistent Memory, Alice reviews those poignant and often comedic days of adolescent despair and immigrant angst and reconsiders her role in the relationships and events that transpired.

The Genesis of Misery Sneak Peek

By Neon Yang
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1250893194
  • Total of Pages : 82
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 250
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An immersive, electrifying space-fantasy, Neon Yang's debut novel The Genesis of Misery is full of high-tech space battles and political machinations, starring a queer and diverse array of pilots, princesses, and prophetic heirs. Download a FREE sneak peek today! This is the story Misery Nomaki (she/they), a nobody from a nowhere mining planet. Misery has abilities they shouldn’t though: they can bend the will of stone, a dangerous magic that only "saints" are said to have. These abilities lead Misery to the center of the Empire, where rumors spread that Misery is the next Messiah, and where those in power seek to use Misery to win a terrible war. Amid a nest of vipers, Misery grows close to a rebellious royal, Lady Alodia Lightning, and decides to embrace the legacy the prophecies speak of. True or false, for better or worse, Misery Nomaki will be the Ninth Messiah. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Folklore of Discworld

By Terry Pratchett,Jacqueline Simpson
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407034243
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 794
  • Pdf File: the-folklore-of-discworld.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam. Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc. In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.

Micas

By Annibale Mottana,Francesco Paolo Sassi,James B. Thompson,Stephen Guggenheim
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 1501509071
  • Total of Pages : 513
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 512
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Book Short Summary:

Volume 46 of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry covers the international meeting on "Advances on Micas (Problems, Methods, Applications in Geodynamics)" convened in Rome in 2000. The topics of this meeting were the crystalchemical, petrological, and historical aspects of the micas. Thirteen invited plenary lectures, which consisted mostly of reviews, are presented in expanded detail in this volume. Contents: Mica crystal chemistry and the influence of pressure, temperature, and solid solution on atomistic models Behavior of micas at high pressure and high temperature Structural features of micas Crystallographic basis of polytypism and twinning in micas Investigation of micas using advanced transmission electron microscopy Optical and Mössbauer spectroscopy of iron in micas Infrared spectroscopy of micas X-ray absorption spectroscopy of the micas Constraints on studies of metamorphic K-Na white micas Modal spaces for pelitic schists Phyllosilicates in very low-grade metamorphism: Transformation to micas Historical perspective

The End Of Alice

By A.M. Homes
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439125201
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 536
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From the 2013 Orange Prize–winning author of May We Be Forgiven. Only a work of such searing, meticulously controlled brilliance could provoke such a wide range of visceral responses. Here is the incredible story of an imprisoned pedophile who is drawn into an erotically charged correspondence with a nineteen-year-old suburban coed. As the two reveal—and revel in—their obsessive desires, Homes creates in The End of Alice a novel that is part romance, part horror story, at once unnerving and seductive.

Seven Days

By Patrick Senécal
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982102632
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 143
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For fans of Stephen King’s Misery and Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman comes an engrossing thriller about a monster who becomes a victim and a victim who becomes a monster. From Patrick Senécal, the Quebec author who has sold over a million books worldwide. One sunny fall day, Dr. Bruno Hamel’s life changes forever. His beloved seven-year-old daughter, Jasmine, is the victim of a tragic crime. Grief-stricken, Hamel sets in play a meticulous plan. He will kidnap the man responsible for his daughter’s death and make him pay horribly for what he has done. He manages to ambush a police transport and disappear with his target. But Hamel hasn’t accounted for Hervé Mercure, a detective with a troubled past who becomes certain he can track down Hamel by studying clues in his past—and in the increasingly unsettling phone calls Hamel makes to his partner, Sylvie. Both riveting and provocative, this daring thriller is an enthralling meditation on what it means to be human—and to battle the monster within and without.