With over half a million copies sold, The Stonewycke Trilogy thrills readers with its rich characters and detailed settings. Building on the events from The Heather Hills of Stonewycke, Flight From Stonewycke continues this multi-generational tale of an aristocratic Scottish family. After marrying against her father´s wishes, Maggie Duncan plans to flee to America with her husband, Ian. But Ian is accused of murder, and honor requires him to stay in Scotland to face the charges. Alone, Maggie sets up a life for them in the New World, while Ian faces the horrors of prison. Thousands of miles apart, the two must learn to trust in God´s greater will to reunite them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Davina Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000965/bk_reco_000965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mary Boleyn was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. In this astonishing and riveting biography, Alison Weir’s extensive research gives a new and detailed portrayal, in which she recounts that, contrary to popular belief, Mary was entirely undeserving of her posthumous notoriety as a great whore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maggie Mash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001115/bk_howe_001115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The incredible story of the two most high-profile Italian cases in recent history: the story of the Monster of Florence, a serial killer who targeted unmarried couples and terrorized Florence for two decades, and the Amanda Knox case. ´´The Monster of Florence´´: Brunoro and Pezzan write about everything, from the Sardinian Lead to Pietro Pacciani and the picnicking friends, from the satanic-esoteric theory to the Narducci story. This is a detailed map to find a way through this deep mystery. ´´Amanda Knox and the Perugia Murder´´: who killed Meredith Kercher? Was it truly an erotic game gone bad? What pushed Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito to become involved in such an ugly story of sex and drugs, which eventually led to a macabre homicide? With a thorough examination of the technical and scientific evidence, the authors draft a balanced analysis of the facts that highlights the inconsistencies of an incident that still has too many unanswered questions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marileda Maggi, Yacine May, Rita Zanchetta, Max Dupré. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112956/bk_acx0_112956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author developed this text over many years, teaching graduate courses in advanced dynamics and flexible multibody dynamics at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The book presents a unified treatment of rigid body dynamics, analytical dynamics, constrained dynamics, and flexible multibody dynamics. A comprehensive review of numerical tools used to enforce both holonomic and nonholonomic constraints is presented. Advanced topics such as Maggi´s, index-1, null space, and Udwadia and Kalaba´s formulations are presented because of their fundamental importance in multibody dynamics. Methodologies for the parameterization of rotation and motion are discussed and contrasted. Geometrically exact beams and shells formulations, which have become the standard in flexible multibody dynamics, are presented and numerical aspects of their finite element implementation detailed. Methodologies for the direct solution of the index-3 differential-algebraic equations characteristic of constrained multibody systems are presented. It is shown that with the help of proper scaling procedures, such equations are not more difficult to integrate than ordinary differential equations. This book is illustrated with numerous examples and should prove valuable to both students and researchers in the fields of rigid and flexible multibody dynamics.