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On the Line

By Joseph Ponthus
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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Isbn : 1800243987
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 246
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Joseph enlists with a temp agency and starts to pick up casual shifts in the fish processing plants and abattoirs of Brittany. A novel in verse that captures the mundane, the beautiful and the strange, in poignant contrast with the blood and sweat of the factory floor.

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  • Pages : 272
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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
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  • Publisher : Rycon Press
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  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
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  • Pages : 180
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This invaluable book consists of two parts. Part I is the second edition of the author's widely acclaimed publication Green, Brown, and Probability, which first appeared in 1995. In this exposition the author reveals, from a historical perspective, the beautiful relations between the Brownian motion process in probability theory and two important aspects of the theory of partial differential equations initiated from the problems in electricity — Green's formula for solving the boundary value problem of Laplace equations and the Newton–Coulomb potential. Part II of the book comprises lecture notes based on a short course on “Brownian Motion on the Line” which the author has given to graduate students at Stanford University. It emphasizes the methodology of Brownian motion in the relatively simple case of one-dimensional space. Numerous exercises are included.

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By Vanesa Ribas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520958829
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 286
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
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  • Pages : 240
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  • File Pdf: sous-chef.pdf

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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food—the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion. Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry, allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors, in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider’s perspective, while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds, ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers. In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster, Sous Chef conjures a greater appreciation for the thought, care, and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With grit, wit, and remarkable prose, Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession, offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service. Praise for Sous Chef “This is excellent writing—excellent!—and it is thrilling to see a debut author who has language and story and craft so well in hand. Though I would never ask my staff to read my own book, I would happily require them to read Michael Gibney’s.”—Gabrielle Hamilton “[Michael] Gibney has the soul of a poet and the stamina of a stevedore. . . . Tender and profane, his book will leave you with a permanent appreciation for all those people who ‘desire to feed, to nourish, to dish out the tasty bits of life.’”—The New York Times Book Review “A terrific nuts-and-bolts account of the real business of cooking as told from the trenches. No nonsense. This is what it takes.”—Anthony Bourdain “A wild ride, not unlike a roller coaster, and the reader experiences all the drama, tension, exhilaration, exhaustion and relief that accompany cooking in an upscale Manhattan restaurant.”—USA Today “Vibrantly written.”—Entertainment Weekly “Sizzling . . . Such culinary experience paired with linguistic panache is a rarity.”—The Daily Beast “Reveals the high-adrenaline dance behind your dinner.”—NPR

A Nation on the Line

By Jan M. Padios
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Isbn : 0822371987
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: a-nation-on-the-line.pdf

Book Summary:

In 2011 the Philippines surpassed India to become what the New York Times referred to as "the world's capital of call centers." By the end of 2015 the Philippine call center industry employed over one million people and generated twenty-two billion dollars in revenue. In A Nation on the Line Jan M. Padios examines this massive industry in the context of globalization, race, gender, transnationalism, and postcolonialism, outlining how it has become a significant site of efforts to redefine Filipino identity and culture, the Philippine nation-state, and the value of Filipino labor. She also chronicles the many contradictory effects of call center work on Filipino identity, family, consumer culture, and sexual politics. As Padios demonstrates, the critical question of call centers does not merely expose the logic of transnational capitalism and the legacies of colonialism; it also problematizes the process of nation-building and peoplehood in the early twenty-first century.

A Line in the Dark

By Malinda Lo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735227446
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 677
  • File Pdf: a-line-in-the-dark.pdf

Book Summary:

“A twisty, dark psychological thriller that will leave you guessing til the very end."—Teen Vogue “[A] riveting read…"—NPR The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark. Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more a curse than a gift. As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences. When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend. “It doesn’t even matter that she probably doesn’t understand how much she means to me. It’s purer this way. She can take whatever she wants from me, whenever she wants it, because I’m her best friend.” A Line in the Dark is a story of love, loyalty, and murder. ★ "Mesmerizing."—Kirkus, starred review.

Life on the Line

By Kevin Twaddle,Scott Burns
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black & White Publishing
  • Isbn : 1845024672
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 298
  • File Pdf: life-on-the-line.pdf

Book Summary:

Kevin Twaddle was a footballer who was always prepared to take a risk on the park but it was off it where he really gambled. The former Hearts, Motherwell and St Johnstone winger speaks openly for the first time about his secret betting addiction that saw him blow more than a million pounds and wrecked his football career. Kevin tells his harrowing story of what his punting did to his family, how it killed relationships, destroyed his bond with his daughter and almost caused his parents to split up. He talks about his addiction and how it led to him stealing, going to loan sharks, left him facing jail and considering the ultimate gamble - suicide - before he finally got his life back on the straight and narrow. Kevin, who has since gone on to play pool for Scotland, has now not had a bet for more than six years, holds a prominent position in Gamblers Anonymous and also uses his experiences to help the Professional Footballers Association (Scotland) to educate today's footballers on the pitfalls of gambling. This is the harrowing and moving story on how one man's life fell apart spectacularly because of his addiction to gambling and how, after hitting rock bottom, he finally managed to conquer his demons.

Life on the Line

By Solange De Santis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0307787990
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 931
  • File Pdf: life-on-the-line.pdf

Book Summary:

"Engaging--. Terrific--. Takes us over the collar line with grace and authority."--The New York Times As a veteran reporter throughout the "downsizing" years of the auto industry in the United States and Canada, Queens-born Solange De Santis covered her fair share of auto plant closings, but almost always from the management's point of view. That is, until this mid-career, mid-thirties, Ivy League-educated journalist quit her job to become an assembly-line autoworker. She was hired at a doomed General Motors plant, and quickly learned about the bone-crushing realities and mitigated rewards of hard, physical work. In Life on the Line, De Santis offers a glimpse into a world that too many of us shy away from acknowledging, even as we accept the keys to our new cars. Completely candid, and as unexpectedly poignant as it is funny, Life on the Line will change the way you view blue-collar work and the cars on which we all depend.

The Line of Beauty

By Alan Hollinghurst
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 9781596918085
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 292
  • File Pdf: the-line-of-beauty.pdf

Book Summary:

Winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the NBCC award. From Alan Hollinghurst, the acclaimed author of The Sparsholt Affair, The Line of Beauty is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money during four extraordinary years of change and tragedy. In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, who is highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions. As the boom years of the eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in the world of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family. His two vividly contrasting love affairs, one with a young black clerk and one with a Lebanese millionaire, dramatize the dangers and rewards of his own private pursuit of beauty, a pursuit as compelling to Nick as the desire for power and riches among his friends. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this is a major work by one of our finest writers.

Last of the Line

By John MacKay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 1909912158
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 210
  • File Pdf: last-of-the-line.pdf

Book Summary:

When Cal MacCarl gets a phone call to his bachelor flat in Glasgow asking him to come to the bedside of his Aunt Mary, dying miles away on the Isle of Lewis, he embarks on a journey of discovery. With both his parents dead, his Aunt Mary is his only remaining blood link. When she goes he will be the last of the family line and he couldn't care less. In the days between his aunt's death and funeral he is drawn into the role of genealogy detective. In a place where everyone knows everything about everybody, Cal finds that secrets are buried deep and begins to understand that Aunt Mary was not the woman he knew and he might not be the person he thought he was. REVIEWS: 'Where MacKay differs from most other Hebridean-based novels is in his obvious research into the geography, and meticulous background into island traditions and cultures.' THE STORNOWAY GAZETTE. 'The Hebridean scenes are powerful.' THE SUNDAY HERALD. 'There is a tightly plotted story here, together with some lovely details of remote island life.' THE INDEPENDENT' A Strong modern story of personal conflict' NORTHWORDS NOWBACK COVER: The call came from a place far away where the dark was deep and the only sound was the fading breath of a woman on the edge of eternity. The summons to the bedside of his dying aunt drags Cal MacCarl away from the blur of city life to the islands where time turns slowly and tradition endures. He is striving for the urban dream of the luxury apartment and the prestige car and has shed all of his past to get there. Aunt Mary is his only remaining blood link. She comes from the past. She still knows him as Calum. When she passes he will be the last of the family line. But for Cal, family and history are just bonds to tie him down. Reluctantly embarking on a journey of duty, Cal finds himself drawn into the role of genealogy detective and discovers secrets which are buried deep. He begins to understand that Mary was not the woman he thought he knew and the secret she kept hidden for so long means he might not be who he thought he was.

Love on the Line

By Elina Juusola
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1514444399
  • Pages : 116
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 411
  • File Pdf: love-on-the-line.pdf

Book Summary:

Romance scams are devoid of love and emotion. Many people get to experience them the hard way and end up being victims of scammers; they may carry their guilt for the rest of their lives. In Love on the Line, Elina Juusola, ideas historian, committed feminist, and former researcher of pornography and violence against women, reflects on how romance scams relate to the ever-expanding world of pornography and the romance-book industry. Learn her story and know that anyone can be scammed. Become educated about romance scams, and learn how to recover from the ordeal with innovative flair by transmuting your negative emotions into a positive experience.

Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds with Emphasis on the Piano

By David M. Koenig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191034436
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: spectral-analysis-of-musical-sounds-with-emphasis-on-the-piano.pdf

Book Summary:

This book addresses the analysis of musical sounds from the viewpoint of someone at the intersection between physicists, engineers, piano technicians, and musicians. The study is structured into three parts. The reader is introduced to a variety of waves and a variety of ways of presenting, visualizing, and analyzing them in the first part. A tutorial on the tools used throughout the book accompanies this introduction. The mathematics behind the tools is left to the appendices. Part Two provides a graphical survey of the classical areas of acoustics that pertain to musical instruments: vibrating strings, bars, membranes, and plates. Part Three is devoted almost exclusively to the piano. Several two- and three-dimensional graphical tools are introduced to study various characteristics of pianos: individual notes and interactions among them, the missing fundamental, inharmonicity, tuning visualization, the different distribution of harmonic power for the various zones of the piano keyboard, and potential uses for quality control. These techniques are also briefly applied to other musical instruments studied in earlier parts of the book. For physicists and engineers there are appendices to cover the mathematics lurking beneath the numerous graphs and a brief introduction to Matlab® which was used to generate these graphs. A website accompanying the book (https://sites.google.com/site/analysisofsoundsandvibrations/) contains: - Matlab® scripts - mp3 files of sounds - references to YouTube videos - and up-to-date results of recent studies

On the Line

By Kamala Platt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Isbn : 0916727696
  • Pages : 115
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 711
  • File Pdf: on-the-line.pdf

Book Summary:

With gentle yet sardonic wit, this collection of poetry considers the transcultural experience and encourages engaging with the world, both intellectually and emotionally, despite feelings of isolation. Fusing personal, sociopolitical, and ecological concerns, this compilation exposes public as well as private wounds in an accessible and thought-provoking manner. Addressing human rights and gender issues, these significant poems evaluate current predicaments and express hope for a future without them.

Wicked Justice

By Lori Ryan,T.E. Evans
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Brighton Parker Rose, LLC
  • Isbn : 1951988116
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 787
  • File Pdf: wicked-justice.pdf

Book Summary:

Her intelligence is what draws him … and what makes him so wrong for her From the start Detective Ronan Cafferty knows Tiff Carson is too good for him. But the sexy professor’s passion for her work and undeniable beauty brings him back to her again and again. As his notorious ability to hide his emotions crumbles, Tiff shows him he just might be the right match for her after all. But when her sharp eye gets them a lead they desperately need to catch a brutal serial killer, Tiff winds up in the sights of a damaged man bent on destroying everyone who’s wronged him.