Author: Julian Clary

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448117992

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Whoever said the afterlife would be easy...? The new inhabitants of an old house in deepest darkest Kent are about to discover the previous owner – a certain Mr Noël Coward – never quite left the building... A wickedly dark ghost story about love, scandals and things that go bump in the night.
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Version 4: A Searchable Database of Briefs And Phrases for Court Reporting

Author: Laurie Boucke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888580365

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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A searchable database of over 65,000 briefs and phrases for court reporting; user can add his or her own briefs with "My Briefs" function
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Author: Julian Clary

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641182956

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9883

Herr und Frau Keck leben in einem hübschen Haus, haben tolle Jobs und sie lachen gern. Eigentlich sind sie nicht weiter auffällig. Bis auf eine Kleinigkeit – sie sind Hyänen. Das ist bisher noch niemandem in ihrer Nachbarschaft aufgefallen, selbst dann nicht, als ihre Kinder Bobby und Betty zur Welt kamen. Doch der grummelige Herr Kamuffel von nebenan scheint etwas zu ahnen, und ein Familienausflug in den nahegelegenen Wildpark droht plötzlich unangenehme Konsequenzen zu haben ...
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Author: Henry Charles Lea

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465611495

Category:

Page: N.A

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IT were difficult to exaggerate the disorder pervading the Castilian kingdoms, when the Spanish monarchy found its origin in the union of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. Many causes had contributed to prolong and intensify the evils of the feudal system and to neutralize such advantages as it possessed. The struggles of the reconquest from the Saracen, continued at intervals through seven hundred years and varied by constant civil broils, had bred a race of fierce and turbulent nobles as eager to attack a neighbor or their sovereign as the Moor. The contemptuous manner in which the Cid is represented, in the earliest ballads, as treating his king, shows what was, in the twelfth century, the feeling of the chivalry of Castile toward its overlord, and a chronicler of the period seems rather to glory in the fact that it was always in rebellion against the royal power. So fragile was the feudal bond that aricohome or noble could at any moment renounce allegiance by a simple message sent to the king through a hidalgo. The necessity of attracting population and organizing conquered frontiers, which subsequently became inland, led to granting improvidently liberal franchises to settlers, which weakened the powers of the crown, without building up, as in France, a powerful Third Estate to serve as a counterpoise to the nobles and eventually to undermine feudalism. In Spain the business of the Castilian was war. The arts of peace were left with disdain to the Jews and the conquered Moslems, known as Mudéjares, who were allowed to remain on Christian soil and to form a distinct element in the population. No flourishing centres of industrious and independent burghers arose out of whom the kings could mould a body that should lend them efficient support in their struggles with their powerful vassals. The attempt, indeed, was made; the Córtes, whose co-operation was required in the enactment of laws, consisted of representatives from seventeen cities, who while serving enjoyed personal inviolability, but so little did the cities prize this privilege that, under Henry IV, they complained of the expense of sending deputies. The crown, eager to find some new sources of influence, agreed to pay them and thus obtained an excuse for controlling their election, and although this came too late for Henry to benefit by it, it paved the way for the assumption of absolute domination by Ferdinand and Isabella, after which the revolt of the Comunidades proved fruitless. Meanwhile their influence diminished, their meetings were scantily attended and they became little more than an instrument which, in the interminable strife that cursed the land, was used alternately by any faction as opportunity offered.
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Author: Kimberly Elam

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985848

Category: Architecture

Page: 107

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Kimberly Elam fA1/4hrt den Leser auf eine geometrische Reise und gibt Einsicht in den Designprozess, indem sie visuelle Beziehungen untersucht, die sowohl auf mathematischen Prinzipien als auch auf grundlegenden Eigenschaften des Lebens basieren. Elams ErklArungen machen die mathematischen Beziehungen, die sich hinter diesen Designs verbergen, offensichtlich, und ihre EinfA1/4hrung in die Technik der visuellen Analyse macht dieses Buch zu einer unerlAsslichen Hilfe fA1/4r jeden, der grafisch arbeitet. Die Autorin behandelt dabei nicht nur die klassischen Proportionierungssysteme wie den Goldenen Schnitt und wurzelbasierte Rechtecke, sondern auch weniger bekannte Systeme wie z.B. die Fibonaccifolge.
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Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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oder Wenn du erstmals Jane Austen liest

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688113519

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Mit ihren «Briefen an Alice» schreibt Fay Weldon aufs amüsanteste Virginia Woolfs «Ein Zimmer für sich allein» fort: Wie halten es begabte Frauen heute mit der Literatur? Tante Fay – etablierte Schriftstellerin und gerade in Australien auf Tournee – berät brieflich ihre Nichte – Punk-Mädchen, mürrische Literaturstudentin und Möchtegern-Autorin. Die Tante rät dem unzivilisierten Gör zum Lesen der Klassiker (vor allem: Jane Austen) und vom dilettantischen Schreiben ab. Doch der Schnellkurs wirkt anders als geplant: Alice plumpst durchs Examen – und zimmert ein Romänchen, das erfolgreicher wird als sämtliche Werke der Profi-Tante zusammen. Nutznießer der mißlungenen Belehrung sind Fay Weldons Leser: sie hören Bemerkenswertes über den Unterschied zwischen Literatur und Autobiographie und über die Bedingungen, unter denen Frauen seit je schrieben.
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Author: Casenotes,Casenote Legal Briefs

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735563373

Category: Law

Page: 87

View: 3752

After your casebook, Casenote Legal Briefs will be your most important reference source for the entire semester. It is the most popular legal briefs series available, with over 140 titles, and is relied on by thousands of students for its expert case summaries, comprehensive analysis of concurrences and dissents, as well as of the majority opinion in the briefs. Casenotes Features: Keyed to specific casebooks by title/author Most current briefs available Redesigned for greater student accessibility Sample briefwith element descriptions called out Redesigned chapter opener provides rule of law and page number for each brief Quick Course Outline chart included with major titles Revised glossary in dictionary format
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Author: Sally Dibb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136016651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8532

Complementing Dibb and Simkin's established reputation in their field, this text presents a punchy overview of the leading 50 themes of marketing, each concisely summarized for revision purposes or quick-learning. While appealing primarily to students undertaking marketing exams, many practitioners will also find this 'glossary of current marketing' hard to resist. The title builds on the earlier works of Dibb and Simkin, whose Houghton Mifflin text, 'Marketing: Concepts and Strategies', is the current business school market leading text in the United Kingdom, while their Thomson Learning text, 'The Marketing Casebook: Cases and Concepts', has just been revised and is the most widely used marketing casebook. From understanding customers, branding and positioning, relationship marketing, social responsibility through to value-based marketing and one-to-one marketing, this book covers all the issues the modern marketer must address. The text itself is organized into short structured chapters, the Briefs, each including: * Core definitions * A bulleted key point overview * Thorough yet concise explanation of the concept and primary issues * Illustrative examples * A selection of examination style case, essay and applied questions * Recommended further reading and sources. Together these offer a rounded, concise and topical appreciation of each theme within a clear and accessible framework designed to aid revision. Also included are revision tips and 'golden rules' for tackling examinations, specimen examination papers with answer schemes, and a full glossary of key marketing terms.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Audiobooks

Page: N.A

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