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美国总统 (图说天下·透过镜头系列) (Chinese Edition)

  10/02/2012       OLEGINS      0 Comments

《美国总统》为读者呈现的第一� 照片,是1858年林肯竞选和对手道� �拉斯进行辩论的场景。1933年3月12日,罗斯福发表“炉边谈话”,开始针对当时的经济危机实施“新政”;1941年12月7日,日军偷袭珍� 港,罗斯福于次日下午签署了对日宣战的文件。当星条旗在英军炮轰后的要塞上高高飘扬时,谁也不会想到,一个起初由13个殖民地建立起的美利坚合众国,会成为日后影响世界的超级大国。作为这个国家最有权威的人物一美国总统,从“美国之父”华盛顿到解放黑人奴隶的林肯,从二战中对法西斯宣战的罗斯福到支持冷战的肯尼迪,从实行“乒乓外交”的尼克松到怀有“� 畏的梦想”的黑人奥巴马,在过去的200多年里,作为白宫的主人,他们以自己的方式主导和演绎着美国的历史。这里面,既有追求自由的坚韧,宣扬个性的率真,也有攫取利益的贪婪,称霸世界的野心……当我们合上此书的最后一页,回味思量之余,会忽然发现,呈现在我们面前的这些美国总统的画面,这些个性鲜明的“风云人物”,并不是一个个没有关联的个体,而是一部活生生的美国历史!

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Bound for Stardom (A Naked Actress Story)

  10/02/2012       eddy      0 Comments

After months of rejection, Anna has finally booked her first leading actress role, playing a kidnapping victim in an indie crime thriller. The first day of production starts off smoothly as the crew films the opening scenes that require her to be blindfolded, gagged and tied to the bed. But when a break is called and the restraints arent removed, Anna finds herself at the mercy of five crew members who cant wait to use her however they please. This story is 3,900 words and contains graphic language, explicit m/f sexual situations and non-consent/reluctance.

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Не будьте рабой любви

  10/02/2012       hjvf1995      0 Comments

� обин Норвуд - известный психотерапевт из Калифорнии. На основе врачебной практики она пришла к выводу, что личную жизнь женщины разрушают не такие грозные враги, как алкоголизм, наркомания, сексуальные расстройства и т.д., а неправильно построенные взаимоотношения с мужчиной. В предлагаемой книге � .Норвуд анализирует чувства и поведение женщин, которые любят слишком сильно, и предлагает пути своеобразного психотерапевтического исцеления от этой `болезни`, мешающей полнокровно жить как самим женщинам, таки их мужчинам.

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Danse avec ta vie (Arts, littérature et spectacle) (French Edition)

  10/02/2012       dvitekb      0 Comments

En 1963, Sheila décrète que lécole est finie. Sa carrière débute... Cinq décennies après, elle se retourne sur sa carrière, et sur sa vie. On sait sa passion pour la danse, qui a rythmé son existence depuis quenfant elle rêva dêtre petit rat de lOpéra. Twist, yé-yé, pop, disco : elle a traversé toutes les modes et conservé intact sa popularité.Les moments de doute, pourtant, nont pas manqué. Mais Sheila a toujours rebondi, retrouvant le chemin des studios et la joie de vivre.Amitiés fortes, grandes rencontres, coups durs... Sheila refait ici le parcours de sa vie. En toute sincérité.

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Heart: An American Medical Odyssey

  10/02/2012       toka95      0 Comments

”Writing this book with Jonathan Reiner has been a great experience…I thought I knew a lot about coronary artery disease when we began this project because I had lived with it for thirty-five years, but now I feel as though I have been through a yearlong advanced seminar on the history of medical cardiology.”This is a very odd book, about the medical issues that faced former Secretary of Defense and Vice President Dick Cheney while he was in office, as well as before and after. I note that most of the reviews I have seen are from folks in the medical field. Co-author Dr. Jonathan Reiner is praised for his clarity, etc. in describing atheroschlerosis. Cheney glances on what exactly he did in office, but being the private person he still is, he doesn’t really talk about anything of importance in any depth. Im sure he doesnt feel the need to explain, justify, or defend anything and that his actions and decisions stand on their own to be judged by history.Cheney was elected to the House of Representatives in 1978, serving from 1979 to 1989 when he became George H.W. Bush’s choice for Secretary of Defense. He oversaw the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm, and resisted budget cuts that would “do long-term damage to our military capabilities. We shifted from focusing on having to fight an all-out global war with the Soviets to a strategy of being able to defend the regions of the world where vital U.S. interests were at stake.” That’s it. There are two more paragraphs. That’s how he describes his role as Secretary of Defense. That was his favorite job of his career.When he was asked by George W. Bush to be his running mate, he at first refused. He didn’t think he would like it. That was, if you recall, the contested election with hanging chads, etc. Cheney writes,“Although there had been no official outcome to the election, I knew we needed to begin the transition. Under normal circumstances, a president-elect has the time from the election in early November until the January 20 inauguration to find and recruit a cabinet, fill thousands of jobs and put together a legislative program…In the situation we faced in 2000, it would be virtually impossible to run an effective transition if we waited for the final resolution of the Florida recount.” Cheney had a heart incident on November 22, 2000. ”When I took the oath of office as vice president of the United States on January 20, 2001, I had been living with coronary artery disease for twenty-two years. I had survived four heart attacks, the last occurring just months before, and quadruple bypass surgery.” ”When Governor Bush asked me to be his running mate, he made it clear that it would be a consequential post. I would be a full member of his team and help govern the nation…He also asked me to take on the task of conducting a review of a number of studies that dealt with the problem of “homeland security.” My national security background had been an important reason for his selecting me, and with his approval, I embarked on a series of visits to the Central Intelligence Agency, The National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and other parts of the intelligence community. I’d a special interest in intelligence matters since my days on the House Intelligence Committee and as secretary of defense, but after eight years in the private sector, I needed to catch up.” We know how that turned out.In July of 2010, Cheney had a heart transplant. He feels better now.

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Dental Materials: Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

  10/02/2012       rjhjkm8      0 Comments

With this hands-on resource, you will learn the most current methods of placing-- or assisting in the placement-- of dental materials, and how to instruct patients in their maintenance. Dental Materials uses step-by-step procedures to show how to mix, use, and apply dental materials within the context of the patient s course of treatment. Expert authors Carol Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, and William F. Bird enhance this edition with four new chapters, along with coverage of newly approved materials and esthetic tools including the latest advances in bleaching and bonding. A new companion Evolve website lets you practice skills with challenging exercises!Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common tasks.Procedural icons indicate specific guidelines or precautions that need to be followed for each procedure. End-of-chapter review questions help you assess your retention of material, with answers provided in an appendix.End-of-chapter case-baseddiscussions provide a real-life application of material covered in the chapter.Clinical tips and precautions emphasize important information, advice, and warnings on the use of materials.Key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter, bolded within the chapter, and defined in the glossary.Objectives help you focus on the information to gain from each chapter.Introductions provide an overview of what will be discussed in each chapter.Summary tables and boxes make it easy to find and review key concepts and information.Full-color photos and illustrations show dental materials and demonstrate step-by-step procedures, including new clinical photos of bleaching and bonding.New Dental Ceramics chapter addresses the growth in esthetic dentistry by discussing porcelain crowns, inlays, and veneers and the process of selecting the proper shade.New Dental Amalgam chapter discusses the use of metal - still the most commonly used material in restorative and corrective dentistry.New Casting Alloys, Solders, and Wrought Metal Alloys chapter breaks down specific types of combination metals and the procedures in which they are used. New Dental Implants chapter covers several different types of implants as well as how to instruct patients on hygiene and home care of their implant(s).The Materials Handling section reflects the new Infection Control Environment (ICE) standards and all approved ADA methods for the disposal of surplus materials.A companion Evolve website includes exercises to help you identify images and master procedures, plus competency skill sheets to assess your understanding.

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The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai

  10/02/2012       user100      0 Comments

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The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai
 
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Liza Weinstein

In the center of Mumbai, next to the city’s newest and most expensive commercial developments, lies one of Asia’s largest slums, where as many as one million squatters live in makeshift housing on one square mile of government land. This is the notorious Dharavi district, best known from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. In recent years, cities from Delhi to Rio de Janeiro have demolished similar slums, at times violently evicting their residents, to make way for development. But Dharavi and its residents have endured for a century, holding on to what is now some of Mumbai’s most valuable land.In The Durable Slum, Liza Weinstein draws on a decade of work, including more than a year of firsthand research in Dharavi, to explain how, despite innumerable threats, the slum has persisted for so long, achieving a precarious stability. She describes how economic globalization and rapid urban development are pressuring Indian authorities to eradicate and redevelop Dharavi—and how political conflict, bureaucratic fragmentation, and community resistance have kept the bulldozers at bay. Today the latest ambitious plan for Dharavi’s transformation has been stalled, yet the threat of eviction remains, and most residents and observers are simply waiting for the project to be revived or replaced by an even grander scheme.Dharavi’s remarkable story presents important lessons for a world in which most population growth happens in urban slums even as brutal removals increase. From Nairobi’s Kibera to Manila’s Tondo, megaslums may be more durable than they appear, their residents retaining a fragile but hard-won right to stay put.

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Playing The Player: Moving Beyond ABC Poker To Dominate Your Opponents

  10/02/2012       kjks123      0 Comments

Ask any poker player with a little bit of experience, and they’ll tell you poker is a game of people, not of cards.They’re absolutely right.But nine times out of ten, these same players get the people part all wrong. They look for the wrong things. They make the wrong adjustments. And they end up paying for it.In Playing the Player, best-selling author Ed Miller shows you how to make the right reads and the devastating adjustments that top pros use to crush their opponents, including:How to get the nits and rocks to let you win pot after pot after potHow to gain the upper hand against tight-aggressive regularsHow to use loose players aggression against themHow to systematically profile opponents, spot their weaknesses, and attackPlaying The Player will have you thinking about and playing poker in a whole new way.You always knew poker was a people game. Now learn exactly how to play it.

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Da Rein, Da Raus!: Eine Bildergeschichte Von Lena Hesse Und Philipp Winterberg

  10/02/2012       sting11      0 Comments

Da rein, da raus! - Wenn der Nachbar schimpft, Ruby stichelt und die Kindergartnerin motzt, ist Jakob das egal. Zum Gluck hat man ja zwei Ohren: Eins fur rein und eins fur raus. Nur einer Person hort Jakob heute zu...Presse- und Leserstimmen:Lustig -- Munstersche Zeitung, 20.03.2014Wenig Text, viel Bild, viel Sinn! [...] Diese Bilder sind fantastisch! -- Amazon.de Kundenrezension, Oktober 2013Liebenswert -- muensterlandzeitung.de, Marz 2014poetische und verspielte Illustrationen -- ruhrpottkids.com, April 2014Hesses Figuren sind cartoonhaft, aber nicht zu cool und modern, sie sind liebenswert, aber nicht kitschig. -- ruhrnachrichten.de, 28.03.2014... ein tolles Geschenk fur stressgeplagte Kollegen, die sich vieles zu Herzen nehmen. Es gibt nun mal Dinge, die man einfach ignorieren muss: Da rein, da raus! -- papillionisliest.wordpress.com, 30.11.2011

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