Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir

Author: Diana Athill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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An esteemed memoirist and one of the great editors in British publishing examines aging with the grace of Elegy for Iris and the wry irreverence of I Feel Bad About My Neck.

Somewhere Towards the End

Author: Diana Athill

Publisher: Yayasan Obor Indonesia

ISBN: 9780393067705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

View: 6032


An esteemed memoirist and one of the great editors in British publishing examines aging with the grace of Elegy for Iris and the wry irreverence of I Feel Bad About My Neck.

MultiMedia Modeling

Author: Cathal Gurrin,Frank Hopfgartner,Wolfgang Hurst,Håvard Johansen,Hyowon Lee,Noel O’Connor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319041142

Category: Computers

Page: 608

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The two-volume set LNCS 8325 and 8326 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 20th Anniversary International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, MMM 2014, held in Dublin, Ireland, in January 2014. The 46 revised regular papers, 11 short papers and 9 demonstration papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 176 submissions. 28 special session papers and 6 papers from Video Browser Showdown workshop are also included in the proceedings. The papers included in these two volumes cover a diverse range of topics including: applications of multimedia modelling, interactive retrieval, image and video collections, 3D and augmented reality, temporal analysis of multimedia content, compression and streaming. Special session papers cover the following topics: Mediadrom: artful post-TV scenarios, MM analysis for surveillance video and security applications, 3D multimedia computing and modeling, social geo-media analytics and retrieval, multimedia hyperlinking and retrieval.

The Operative

Author: Duncan Falconer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122273

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In war-torn Iraq, Stratton's closest friend is killed whilst on operation, leaving behind a grieving wife and child - Stratton's godson. When the widow moves to Los Angeles she is brutally murdered and her child placed in state custody. Stratton, rocked to his foundations by the killing, uncovers a FBI plot to hide the crime and sets off on a private operation of revenge that eventually pits him against one of the most powerful East European crime syndicates in America. Hunted by the CIA and FBI as well as a brutal army of Albanian mobsters and armed only with his wits and an extraordinary skill with explosives, Stratton relentlessly pursues his private war; a fight he suspects could be his last. Yet another enjoyable Falconer weave of thrill and action wrapped in the rich authenticity that defined his previous novels, taking the reader on a roller-coaster ride across half the globe to a nail-biting climax.

The Religious Life of Nabataea

Author: Peter Alpass

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004216235

Category: History

Page: 332

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The Religious Life of Nabataea offers a fresh perspective on the cultic landscape of the desert kingdom that dominated the north-western Arabian Peninsula in the centuries around the birth of Christ.

Talk About Books

Author: David Peplow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472570243

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Over the last two decades, reading groups have become increasingly popular in the UK and the USA. More and more people seem to be interested in sharing their reading experiences and hearing other readers discuss their views on books, whether this is online, through the mass media, or in face-to-face contexts. In light of this explosion in popularity of reading groups, this ethnographic study focuses on several reading groups based across a variety of settings: public libraries, public houses and in readers' homes. A range of methods are used to investigate the practices of the individual readers and the groups, including participant observation, interviews, and audio-recordings of meetings. Reading groups are found to be highly ritualized and potentially competitive places in which matters of identity and taste are often at stake. The groups studied are conceptualized as communities of practice, and the literary interpretations and evaluations offered within each group are shown to be a product of shared norms established by this group.

Principles of Neuromusculoskeletal Treatment and Management E-Book

Author: Nicola J. Petty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204606X

Category: Medical

Page: 316

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Fully updated and revised for a second edition, this textbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the treatment and management of the neuromusculoskeletal system, providing vital support for both students and experienced therapists. As with the previous edition the text deals with function and dysfunction of joints, muscles and nerves offering treatment options in all cases. Underpinning theory and research is used extensively to explain the clinical use of each treatment option. This new edition has benefited from the author – Nicola Petty – becoming editor and enabling leading clinicians and academics to contribute to the text which now offers a broader range of perspectives. Provides critical knowledge and theory that underpins clinical practice and decision-making Guides the reader through the various options available for patient management drawing a solid evidence base Emphasizes the importance of hands on skill, as well as communication and clinical reasoning skills Templated structure throughout creates an accessible tool for use in teaching and practice Revised drawings in 2-colour provide the reader with enhanced visual learning tools

Stet

Author: Diana Athill

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802191541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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For nearly five decades Diana Athill edited (nursed, coerced, coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language, among them V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Mordecai Richler, and Norman Mailer. A founding editor of the prestigious publishing house André Deutsch Ltd., Athill takes us on a guided tour through the corridors of literary London, offering a keenly observed, devilishly funny, and always compassionate insider’s portrait of the glories and pitfalls of making books. Stet is spiced with candid insights about the type of people who make brilliant writers and ingenious publishers, and the idiosyncrasies of both. It brims with Athill’s memories of serving as confidante, midwife, and sometime therapist to great literary figures: “Nobody who has read Jean Rhys’ first four novels can suppose that she was good at life; but no one who never met her could know how very bad she was at it”; “It was my job to listen to [Naipaul’s] unhappiness and do what I could to ease it—which would not have been too bad if there had been anything I could do.” Most of all it is Athill’s voice that captivates—intimate, lively, generous, humorous—the voice of a favorite aunt who is as warm and big-hearted as she is worldly and irreverent. Packed with delights, Stet is about the world of books, about people who write them and the process of making them, a world dissected with sharp an irresistible honesty. It is an invaluable contribution to the world of literature.