Ten minutes to midnight!' Jonathan shouts over the sound of the blazing fire. Sparks rise into the sky and mingle with the stars. 'Only ten minutes!' Bevins says, falling down on his knees. 'So it begins.' Rebekah has lived on the island her whole life, and it's only now that she's starting to wonder what she might experience outside her strict religious community. Alex has been sent to the island to escape her dark past, and through her eyes it's a dark and sinister place. Thrown together by chance, Rebekah and Alex strike up an unlikely friendship and it's together that they attempt to break free of their worlds and make a world of their own. But when a kiss between the girls is witnessed by an islander there is no escape they can make - the Rapture is coming for them all.
Towerkind is an oblique end-of-the-world story seen through the eyes of a diverse group of children in Toronto’s St James Town, a neighbourhood of densely populated high rise apartments. The kids in this “towerhood” become aware of an impending catastrophe through a number of supernatural abilities. Among other characters, super strong Ty is a self-proclaimed monarch, Mackenzie uses her death magic to meddle, and language savant Mose would prefer to be left alone. Something is revealing itself through cracks and crevices, and through the children in the neighbourhood. Birds are falling from the sky. Originally done as a series of minis that was nominated for an Ignatz Award, Towerkind is a true page-turner.
"Twelfth Night" is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. The play focuses on the Countess Olivia falling in love with Viola (who is disguised as a boy), and Sebastian in turn falling in love with Olivia.
To thousands of scouts it is known as Gods country. Its official name is Philmont Scout Ranch in northeastern New Mexico. Its a scouting paradise and it may also be the most haunted place in the world. Riders in the Sky investigates the ghosts and legends of Philmont Scout Ranch in stories and illustrations.
The aim of Higher Engineering Mathematics is to make the students and researchers think mathematically and develop mathematical maturity. Engineering mathematics is crucial to all aspects of engineering and technology, the understanding of which is necessary for every engineering student. The present book highlights the developments concerned with the engineering mathematics and the material is so structured that the ordinary students build up their knowledge and understanding gradually. The interactive examples have been carefully designed to encourage students to engage fully in the problem-solving process.
A collection of classic stories featuring a host of much-loved animal characters in a beautifully illustrated story book, perfect for sharing with children at bedtime. How did the elephant get its trunk? Can three little pigs escape from the big, bad wolf? And is the sky really falling on Chicken Licken? Includes well-known folktales from around the world. Retold by Susanna Davidson and Katie Daynes.
The formal beginning of English literature as a discipline is a contested site, if not shrouded by mystery altogether. Ben Jonson, Dr Johnson, Matthew Arnold—all these and many more can claim to be the beginner of a tradition which has travelled deep and wide in time and space for more than ten centuries now. But though the beginnings cannot be ascertained with accuracy, it is clear that the discipline has started falling apart. The essays collected in this book is a modest attempt at understanding the dynamics of this tradition from the literary to the cultural, from “English” to “englishes,” from literary criticism to critical theory, from literary studies to cultural studies
‘My Gums have shrunk’, this is a most frequent expression given by the patient who has lost all the teeth.This is actually reduction in the size of the bony ridge under the mucoperiosteum and this phenomena is termed as Residual Ridge Resorption(RRR).The goal of this Library dissertation is to have the better understanding of pathology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis and etiology of residual ridge resorption. With such understanding leading to better treatment and ultimately to the prevention and control of the disease.
Today?s traders want to know when volatility is a sign that the sky is falling (and they should stay out of the market), and when it is a sign of a possible trading opportunity. Inside Volatility Arbitrage can help them do this. Author and financial expert Alireza Javaheri uses the classic approach to evaluating volatility – time series and financial econometrics – in a way that he believes is superior to methods presently used by market participants. He also suggests that there may be «skewness» trading opportunities that can be used to trade the markets more profitably. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, Inside Volatility Arbitrage will help traders discover when «skewness» may present valuable trading opportunities as well as why it can be so profitable.
Death as a phenomenon has always baffled mankind. No one wants to die yet every moment we are dying. In fact the medical science has proven that every cell in the human body degenerates and there is a constant regeneration. This degeneration or decay is nothing but death. In fact death as a phenomenon scares us because we have the limited understanding of life. Death is an absolutely necessary process for life to be. It is not the enemy, it is the friend. And it is not there somewhere in the future, it is here, now. It is not going to happen, it has been always happening. With each exhalation it happens -- a little death, a small death -- but because of fear we have put it in the future.The mind always tries to avoid things which it cannot comprehend, and death is one of the most incomprehensible mysteries. The following pages is the authors understanding of death which is a constant companion of a practicing physician as well as his readings about what the great philosophers and religion has commented on this intriguing topic.The topics are a part of collection of lectures taken by theprincipal author during his discourses on the topic of understanding death.
Understanding Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor: This book is for Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics students. It provides theoretical background about some of the techniques of Structural Bioinformatics and there application for understanding protein structures. The detailed understanding about protein structures can and will lead to the deeper insights related to the mechanistic aspects of molecular machines. It is meant for starting point for similar studies by students at Bachelor and Master's level.
Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problems. This introductory guide is designed to aid the rapid understanding of the key principles of pharmacovigilance. Packed full of examples illustrating drug safety issues it not only covers the processes involved, but the regulatory aspects and ethical and societal considerations of pharmacovigilance. Covering the basics step-by-step, this book is perfect for beginners and is essential reading for those new to drug safety departments and pharmaceutical medicine students.