Workflow Patterns

Workflow Patterns Author Nick Russell
ISBN-10 9780262029827
Year 2016-02-12
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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A comprehensive guide to well-known workflow patterns: recurrent, generic business process constructs, described from the control-flow, data, and resource perspectives.

New York Theatre Critics Reviews

New York Theatre Critics  Reviews Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060431981
Year 1944
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Theatre critics' reviews brings you the complete reviews from these New York publications and stations whenever covered by the critic: New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, WABC-TV, CBS-TV, New York times, Christian Science monitor, Newsweek.

The Awesome

The Awesome Author Eva Darrows
ISBN-10 9781849979351
Year 2015-05-07
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Ravenstone
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Seventeen-year-old Maggie Cunningham is tough, smart, and sassy. She’s also not like other girls her age, but then, who would be when the family business is monster hunting? Combat boots, ratty hooded sweatshirts, and hair worn short so nothing with claws can get a grip, Maggie’s concerns in life slant more toward survival than fashion or boys. Which presents a problem when Maggie’s mother informs Maggie that she can’t get her journeyman’s license for hunting until she loses her virginity. Something about virgin blood turning vampires into pointy rage monsters. Blood and gore and insides being on the outside and all that. Maggie’s battled ghosts and goblins and her fair share of house brownies, but finding herself a boy-fitting in with her peers-proves a much more daunting task than any monster hunt. Did you know normal girls don’t stuff their bras with holy water balloons? Nor do they carry wooden stakes in their waistbands. And they care about things like “matching” and “footwear.” Of course, they also can’t clean a gun blindfolded, shoot a crossbow, or exorcise ghosts from a house. Which means they’re lame and Maggie’s not. Because Maggie’s awesome. The Awesome, in fact. Just ask her. She’d be more than happy to tell you. After she finds herself a date.

Cause Celeb

Cause Celeb Author Helen Fielding
ISBN-10 9780330523998
Year 2012-05-31
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Disillusioned by her glitzy life in London and her desirable but cruel TV-presenter boyfriend, Rosie Richardson chucks it all in and spends four years running a refugee camp in Africa. Then famine strikes in a nearby province and an influx of starving refugees threatens to overwhelm the camp. Frustrated by the cautious response of the aid agencies, Rosie decides on a drastic short-term solution. She returns to London, breaks back into the celebrity circuit and brings the celebs out to Africa for a star-studded TV emergency appeal. ‘A champion first novel . . . what makes it such a pleasure to read is its variety of tone: flip, flirtatious, serious, mocking and moving . . . get hold of a copy of this book’ Observer ‘A terrific achievement . . . The camp scenes are as moving and funny as the original M*A*S*H; she sends up the self-important “mediacracy” with an insider’s wit, and it’s written at a romping pace with a cliff-hanger finish’ Cosmopolitan ‘Sharp, gutsy and refreshing’ Independent ‘Thoughtful, ironic and completely gripping’ Harry Enfield ‘A brilliantly funny satire’ Time Out

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian Author Marina Lewycka
ISBN-10 9780141900520
Year 2006-03-02
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is bestselling author Marina Lewycka's hilarious and award winning debut novel. 'Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcée. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface a sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the family ghosts a kick up the backside.' Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must aside a lifetime of feuding to save their émigré engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. With her proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, she will stop at nothing in her pursuit of Western wealth. But the sisters' campaign to oust Valentina unearths family secrets, uncovers fifty years of Europe's darkest history and sends them back to roots they'd much rather forget . . . 'It's rare to find a first novel that gets so much right . . . Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer' Time Out 'Hugely enjoyable...yields a golden harvest of family truths' Daily Telegraph 'Delightful, funny, touching' Spectator Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels Two Caravans (published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada), We Are All Made of Glue and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin.

Black Moses

Black Moses Author Alain Mabanckou
ISBN-10 9781782832676
Year 2017-03-23
Pages
Language en
Publisher Serpent's Tail
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It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, the orphanage's corrupt director. So Moses escapes to Pointe-Noire, where he finds a home first with a larcenous band of Congolese Merry Men and then among the Zairian prostitutes of the Trois-Cents quarter. But the authorities won't leave Moses in peace, and intervene to chase both the Merry Men and the Trois-Cents girls out of town. All this injustice pushes poor Moses over the edge. Could he really be the Robin Hood of the Congo? Or is he just losing his marbles? Vivid, exuberant and heartwarming, Black Moses is a vital new extension of Alain Mabanckou's extraordinary, interlinked body of work dedicated to his native Congo, and confirms his status as one of our great storytellers.

The Ninja Librarians The Accidental Keyhand

The Ninja Librarians  The Accidental Keyhand Author Jen Swann Downey
ISBN-10 9781402287718
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Just a little story about your average sword-swinging, karate-chopping, crime-fighting ninja librarians. "[Downey] shows a rare gift for crafting scrambles so madcap that it's hard to turn the pages fast enough to keep up." -Kirkus Starred Review An Overdue Library Book Can Change Your Life. (So Can a Pet Mongoose.) When Dorrie and her brother Marcus chase Moe-an unusually foul-tempered mongoose-into the janitor's closet of their local library, they make an astonishing discovery: the headquarters of a secret society of ninja librarians. Their mission: protect those whose words get them into trouble, anywhere in the world and at any time in history. Petrarch's Library is an amazing, jumbled, time-traveling secret base that can dock anywhere there's trouble, like the Spanish Inquisition, or ancient Greece, or...Passaic, New Jersey. Dorrie would love nothing more than to join the society, fighting injustice with a real sword! But when a traitor surfaces, she and Marcus are prime suspects. Can they clear their names before the only passage back to the twenty-first century closes forever?

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation Author Eric Schlosser
ISBN-10 9780547750330
Year 2012
Pages 362
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

DII

DII Author Patrick Hanks
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049612685
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 1087
Language en
Publisher OXFORD University Press
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The New Oxford Thesaurus of English is a completely new and unique top-of-the-range thesaurus. It is the result of intensive research and exploitation of Oxfords unique bank of linguistic databases. It provides comprehensive coverage of English as it is used today, including World English, and rare, unusual, and colloquial senses. The A-Z format, elegant open design, with new elements starting on a new line, and the most useful alternative words given first, make this thesaurus particularly accessible. Help on how to use senses correctly is given through practical example phrases and the cross-referencing system takes the user to other useful entries. Opposite and related words, and combining forms are clearly marked to distinguish them from the rest of the entry. In-text notes give invaluable advice on the use of awkward and confusable synonyms, and boxed noun lists provide a wealth of information on a wide variety of subjects, from actors and actresses to types of whisky.

That s why We Don t Eat Animals

That s why We Don t Eat Animals Author Ruby Roth
ISBN-10 9781556437854
Year 2009
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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An introduction to vegetarianism and veganism features an endearing cast of animals shown in both their natural state and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm, describing the negative effects that eating meat has on the environment.

A Sideways Look at Time

A Sideways Look at Time Author Jay Griffiths
ISBN-10 1585423068
Year 2004
Pages 403
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The author takes a fresh look at time, unraveling its many mysteries and looking back at cycles of time that are lost to modern humans. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Monkey on a Stick

Monkey on a Stick Author John Hubner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014193281
Year 1988
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher Harcourt
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A former Hare Krishna follower's in vestigation into corrupt and criminal practices of the sect

The Brothers John Foster Dulles Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War

The Brothers  John Foster Dulles  Allen Dulles  and Their Secret World War Author Stephen Kinzer
ISBN-10 9781429953528
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies—many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Viper Wine

Viper Wine Author Hermione Eyre
ISBN-10 9781448155965
Year 2014-03-13
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Nominated for the Folio Prize Famed beauty Venetia Stanley is so extravagantly dazzling she has inspired Ben Jonson to poetry and Van Dyck to painting, provoking adoration and emulation from the masses. Stampedes follow her arrival in town. But as she approaches middle age, the attention turns to scrutiny. Her adoring husband Sir Kenelm Digby – philosopher, alchemist and time-traveller – wishes she would age naturally, but Venetia discovers a potent and addictive elixir of youth, Viper Wine. Set on the eve of the English Civil War, and based on a true story, this brilliant novel asks a very contemporary question: what is the cost of beauty? 'Dazzling' Observer 'Intoxicating' Independent on Sunday 'Wickedly funny' The Times