Author: Benita Kane Jaro
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Marcus Caelius Rufus, a young politician, has holed up in a country town in the midst of a bloody and prolonged civil war. Great forces contend for Rome, and Caelius has ties to them ill -- the charismatic Julius Caesar, his beloved teacher Cicero, the hero Pompey the Great, Which side is he on? He must choose. Now he must reconsider who he is: his childhood and education, his loves and friendships, his complex relationship to Caesar, the man who has come to dominate his life. Before he is done, he will discover the shocking truth about Caesar, about Rome, and about himself. This book is a vivid and exciting read.
Why be a slave of various religions when God is for all His creations? With an open heart, read this book and be filled with the love of God. He is not bound to a certain religion; He loves you whoever you may be. There is a way to find peace in the soul, get physical healing, and be relieved of mental worries: get to know more about God, thank Him for His goodness, be filled with joy divine, quench the thirst of your soul, and get the satisfaction that only God can give you.
"Consider this a warning." Lately, nurse Monica Grant feels she's being watched. Followed. And then she receives a threatening letter—accompanied by a dead snake. If she doesn't stop her plans to open a free children's clinic, she'll end up dead, too. Terrified, Monica turns to former lawman Shaun O'Neill—who believes the same madman murdered his own sister five years before. She understands how much it means to the handsome, heart-guarding man to save her—and her dream. Even if he has to lure a deadly stalker out of the shadows—straight toward himself.
Author: Chuck Eastman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-25
"The BIM Handbook is an extensively researched and meticulously written book, showing evidence of years of work rather than something that has been quickly put together in the course of a few months. It brings together most of the current information about BIM, its history, as well as its potential future in one convenient place, and can serve as a handy reference book on BIM for anyone who is involved in the design, construction, and operation of buildings and needs to know about the technologies that support it. The need for such a book is indisputable, and it is terrific that Chuck Eastman and his team were able to step up to the plate and make it happen. Thanks to their efforts, anyone in the AEC industry looking for a deeper understanding of BIM now knows exactly where to look for it." —AECbytes book review, August 28, 2008 (www.aecbytes.com/review/2008/BIMHandbook.html) DISCOVER BIM: A BETTER WAY TO BUILD BETTER BUILDINGS Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Completely updated material covering the current practice and technology in this fast-moving field Expanded coverage of lean construction and its use of BIM, with special focus on Integrated Project Delivery throughout the book New insight on the ways BIM facilitates sustainable building New information on interoperability schemas and collaboration tools Six new case studies Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Second Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.
Author: Jason Dean
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Just under the surface of normal, everyday life lurks a secret conflict that has been waged since the dawn of mankind, and the worst series of murders in the history of Los Angeles threatens to bring this ancient conflict to a head. From the U.S. to Hong Kong, from Berlin to Hell and back again, the world unknowingly teeters on the edge, and the last thing standing in the way of the destruction of mankind is someone who is neither good nor evil but a little bit of both, a man who reluctantly possesses the ability to save the world or let it crumble and collapse into chaos. As he wrestles with his place and purpose, even his very own existence, having long struggled to endure a life spent as the focus of constant fear and resentment from those both good and evil, he will confront the nightmares no one else dares to face and finally be forced to decide his fate once and for all and ultimately take the entire world with him.
Author: Anca Vlasopolos
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2000-11-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
No Return Address is a vivid memoir of a life in exile and a poignant meditation on pleasure and loss, repression and transgression, and the complexities of love under harsh human conditions. In recounting her life's journey from Romania to Paris and Brussels, then on to the United States, Anca Vlasopolos writes movingly of the peculiar attributes of displacement in the contemporary world—the hyphenated, ambiguous identities; the purgatory in which immigrants await transfer to another country; the mysterious nostalgia for places and events dimly recalled. Throughout, she describes the constant search for a place to truly call home. Vlasopolos renders a clear and loving portrait of her mother, an Auschwitz survivor courageously raising a young girl by herself after the death of her husband, a political dissident. She details their years of limbo in Brussels and Paris and of settlement in Detroit, Michigan, as well as her ultimate decision to identify the United States as home, inspired by the strong multicultural quality that allows so many others to do the same.
Author: David Martin
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Release Date: 2011-06-03
During the Great Depression, Lewis Seagrove struggles to provide for his wife and three children; an honest man, he will still do whatever necessary to take care of them. The stunning novel River Ice is about prejudice and survival.
Author: Jeanne Boden
Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
Exploring Confucianism, communism, Taoism, and a number of other societal influences in the commercial and corporate culture of China today, this handbook serves as a manual for people working with the Chinese and helps businesspeople gain a better understanding of the many aspects of Chinese intercultural interaction and cooperation. This resource offers a comprehensive cultural and historical background on building relationships with China by weaving expert knowledge with practical techniques on how to successfully navigate the Chinese business environment and its rules of etiquette.