Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart

By James B. Stewart

A number 1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the total tale of the insider-trading scandal that just about destroyed Wall highway, the lads who pulled it off, and the chase that at last introduced them to justice.

Pulitzer Prize–winner James B. Stewart indicates for the 1st time how 4 of the eighties’ largest names on Wall Street—Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine —created the best insider-trading ring in monetary historical past and nearly walked away with billions, until eventually a staff of downtrodden detectives triumphed over a few of America’s most costly legal professionals to convey this robust quartet to justice.

Based on mystery grand jury transcripts, interviews, and real buying and selling documents, and containing explosive new revelations approximately Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written specially for this paperback version, Den of Thieves weaves the entire proof into an unforgettable narrative—a portrait of human nature, sizeable enterprise, and crime of extraordinary proportions.

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Web Services Foundations by Florian Daniel, Athman Bouguettaya, Quan Z. Sheng

By Florian Daniel, Athman Bouguettaya, Quan Z. Sheng

* such a lot complete state of the art assortment on Service-Oriented Computing at the market
* pattern subject matters contain internet carrier composition, non-functional points of internet prone, and assisted net carrier composition
* Contributions from well known and confirmed specialists within the field

Web companies and Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) became thriving components of educational examine, joint university/industry study tasks, and novel IT items out there. SOC is the computing paradigm that makes use of internet prone as construction blocks for the engineering of composite, dispensed purposes out of the reusable software good judgment encapsulated by way of net prone. internet prone can be thought of the best-known and such a lot standardized know-how in use at the present time for disbursed computing over the web. net providers Foundations is the 1st installment of a two-book assortment overlaying the cutting-edge of either theoretical and functional features of net prone and SOC study. This e-book particularly specializes in the principles of net companies and SOC and covers - between others - net carrier composition, non-functional points of net companies, net carrier choice and advice, and assisted net provider composition. The editors acquire complex themes within the moment booklet of the gathering, complicated internet companies, (Springer, 2013). either books jointly contain nearly 1400 pages and are the results of a massive neighborhood attempt that concerned greater than a hundred authors, comprising the world’s prime specialists during this field.

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Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson-Theory-Technic: Level 1 by Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, Amanda Vick Lethco

By Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, Amanda Vick Lethco

Alfred's simple grownup All-in-One direction is designed to be used with a piano teacher for the start scholar searching for a very whole piano path. it's a significantly improved model of Alfred's easy grownup Piano direction that may contain lesson, conception, technic and extra repertoire in a handy, "all-in-one" layout. This finished direction provides such positive factors as isometric hand workouts, finger strengthening drills, and written assignments that toughen every one lesson's innovations. there's a gentle, logical development among every one lesson, an intensive clarification of chord idea and enjoying kinds, and striking additional songs, together with folks, classical, and modern decisions. on the crowning glory of this direction, the scholar may have realized to play probably the most well known track ever written and should have won a very good figuring out of simple musical recommendations and types.

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New Green Home Solutions: Renewable Household Energy and by Stephen Snyder, Dave Bonta

By Stephen Snyder, Dave Bonta

Eco-friendly residing starts off at domestic, and New eco-friendly domestic suggestions tells you ways. many of the energy-derived toxins we produce comes as an instantaneous results of our houses - how we warmth them, how we cool them, how we retain them well-lit and whole of items that make our lives so cozy. the good news is that we've got great strength to create switch. Renewable strength layout, greater insulation and extra effective home equipment may well lessen strength calls for via 60 to eighty percentage. via embracing conservation and renewable strength, we will be able to win our strength independence and aid keep the planet. Dave Bonta, president and founding father of united states sun shops, the most important substitute strength save within the Northeast, has written approximately substitute strength and sustainable residing for eco-friendly dwelling, again domestic journal, substitute strength keep and The Vermont mother or father. Bonta has studied renewable power and effort potency for greater than two decades, is a common speaker at significant eco-friendly strength meetings throughout the US and is a tireless suggest for eco-friendly residing. additionally president of BioQuantum, Inc., a bio-fuels corporation, Bonta is the writer of BackHome chapters in the USA and is president of a renewable strength neighborhood association, The Sustainable Valley team. Stephen Snyder, communications director for united states sun shops, left ny urban in 1995 to begin an natural herb farm in Vermont along with his spouse, Melissa. He holds a level in radio, tv and movie communications from the collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has extensive adventure in communications, public affairs, and media kinfolk. He additionally works as a contract author and has released The Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), The Beer spouse (Simon & Schuster) and The Brewmaster's Recipe handbook.

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Orange Sunshine by Nicholas Schou

By Nicholas Schou

Few tales within the annals of yank counterculture are as exciting or dramatic as that of the Brotherhood of everlasting Love.Dubbed the 'Hippie Mafia,' the Brotherhood begun within the mid-1960s as a small band of peace-loving, adventure-seeking surfers in Southern California. After learning LSD, they took to Timothy Leary's mantra of 'Turn on, track in, and drop out' and resolved to make that imaginative and prescient a fact through turning into the largest staff of acid purchasers and cannabis smugglers within the kingdom, and actually offering the gasoline for the psychedelic revolution within the process.Just days after California grew to become the 1st kingdom within the union to prohibit LSD, the Brotherhood shaped a legally registered church in its headquarters at Mystic Arts international on Pacific Coast road in Laguna seashore, the place they offered blankets and different countercultural paraphernalia retrieved via browsing safaris and street journeys to unique locales in Asia and South the US. earlier than lengthy, additionally they started to promote Afghan cannabis, Hawaiian pot (the storied 'Maui Wowie'), and finally Colombian cocaine, a lot of which the Brotherhood smuggled to California in mystery booths within surfboards and Volkswagen minibuses pushed around the border.They additionally befriended Leary himself, enlisting him within the target of shopping for a tropical island the place they can set up the previous Harvard philosophy professor and acid prophet because the excessive priest of an experimental utopia. The Brotherhood's so much mythical contribution to the drug scene was once do-it-yourself: Orange Sunshine, the group's nickname for his or her trademark orange-colored acid capsule that occurred to provide an extremely robust journey. Brotherhood foot squaddies handed out handfuls of the capsules to communes, at thankful useless concert events, and at love-ins up and down the coast of California and past. The Hell's Angels, Charles Mason and his fans, and the unruly crowd on the notorious Altamont tune pageant all tripped out in this acid. Jimi Hendrix even seemed in a movie starring Brotherhood participants and played a personal exhibit for the fugitive band of outlaws at the slope of a Hawaiian volcano.Journalist Nicholas Schou takes us deep contained in the Brotherhood, combining specific interviews with either the group's surviving individuals in addition to the police officers who chased them. A wide-sweeping narrative of intercourse, medications, and rock 'n' roll (and extra medications) that runs from Laguna seashore to Maui to Afghanistan, Orange Sunshine explores how the USA moved from the period of peace and loose love right into a darker time of tough medications and paranoia.

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Queer Necropolitics (Social Justice) by Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kuntsman, Silvia Posocco

By Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kuntsman, Silvia Posocco

Queer Necropolitics addresses the altering parameters of sexual justice that accompany the modern regimes of coloniality, the warfare on terror, incarceration, border enforcement and worldwide neoliberalism.

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250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters, Volume 1 by Kanji Text Research Group University of Tokyo

By Kanji Text Research Group University of Tokyo

"This is the easiest kanji e-book to be had this present day. Designed for novices with a simple wisdom of jap to exploit within the lecture room on for self–study."—Modern Language Journal
Everyday initiatives like discovering a highway handle or paying for a teach price ticket could be a trial in Japan should you don't learn kanji–the approach of eastern writing in response to chinese language characters. a bunch of academics from the distinguished collage of Tokyo have pooled their abilities to create 250 crucial eastern Kanji Characters in volumes: a pragmatic option to study the kanji most often utilized in way of life in Japan. every one lesson is helping you grasp a brand new crew of kanji, utilizing a really powerful procedure that specializes in you, the learner, taking an energetic part.
• Introductory Quizzes introduce daily events the place you come across kanji.
• Vocabulary sections assist you comprehend the readings and meanings of the kanji.
• New personality Charts educate you new kanji systematically—for each one personality you'll examine its meanings, its easy on–kun readings, its stroke order, universal compounds, and derivations.
• perform sections assist you increase your abilities in spotting and utilizing the kanji.
• complex Placement examination perform Questions for every lesson persist with the structure of the varsity forums eastern Language and tradition exam.

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Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines by Richard Heinberg

By Richard Heinberg

The 20th century observed exceptional development in inhabitants, power intake, and meals construction. because the inhabitants shifted from rural to city, human affects at the atmosphere elevated dramatically.

The twenty-first century ushered in an period of declines, including:
* Oil, ordinary fuel, and coal extraction
* each year grain harvests
* weather stability
* fiscal growth
* clean water
* Minerals and ores resembling copper and platinum

To adapt to this profoundly varied global, we needs to commence now to make radical alterations to our attitudes, behaviors, and expectations.

Now in paperback and that includes a brand new writer preface and dialogue advisor, Peak Everything addresses a number of the cultural, mental, and useful alterations we'll need to make as nature dictates our new limits. This landmark ebook from Richard Heinberg, writer of 3 of an important books on height Oil, touches at the very important points of the human at this particular second in time.

A blend of wry statement and sober forecasting on matters as varied as farming and commercial layout, this publication describes the way to make the transition from The Age of extra to the period of Modesty with grace and delight, whereas retaining the simplest of our collective achievements. Peak Everything is a must-read for people, company leaders, and coverage makers enthusiastic about effecting genuine change.

Richard Heinberg is a journalist, lecturer, senior fellow-in-residence on the publish Carbon Institute, and the writer of 9 books, together with Blackout and The Party’s Over. he's one of many world’s most excellent top Oil educators.

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