Hailed by Salman Rushdie as a ´´brilliantly innovative thriller-writer,´´ Philip Kerr is the creator of taut, gripping, noir-tinged mysteries that are nothing short of spellbinding. The first book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, March Violets introduces readers to Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he´d seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, March Violets is noir writing at its blackest and best.
The definitive resource for students and professionals in organic chemistry, the Seventh Edition of March´s Advanced Organic Chemistry continues to prove to be a must-have resource for planning and execution of synthetic reactions. Each chapter has been updated to reflect the most recent reaction information with references to both the primary and review literature. Heavily revised throughout, this seventh edition clearly explains the theories and examples of organic chemistry and guides readers on planning and execution of multi-step synthetic reactions, with detailed descriptions of all the reactions. The new, revised and updated 7th edition of March´s Advanced Organic Chemistry clearly explains the theories and examples of organic chemistry, providing the most comprehensive resource about organic chemistry available. Readers are guided on planning and execution of multi-step synthetic reactions, with detailed descriptions of all the reactions. The first five chapters deal with the structure of organic compounds and discuss important organic chemistry bonds, fundamental principles of conformation, and stereochemistry of organic molecules, and reactive intermediates in organic chemistry. Chapters 6 to 9 are concerned with general principles of mechanism in organic chemistry, including acids and bases, photochemistry, sonochemistry and microwave irradiation, and finally the relationship between structure and reactivity. The last 10 chapters cover the nature and the scope of organic reactions and their mechanisms. The 7th edition proves again it is a must-have desktop reference and textbook for every student and professional working in organic chemistry or related fields. Key features of the 7th edition: * Every chapter has been updated with the most recent reaction information with references to both the primary and review literature * New to the 7th edition: 5,500 references since the last edition, updates / rewrites of the retained sections, and an updated index in Appendix B * Contains more than 1650 reactions and 20,000 valuable references to the primary literature * Includes appendices on the literature of organic chemistry and the classification of reactions according to the compounds synthesized * Guides the reader on planning and execution of multi-step synthetic reactions, with detailed descriptions of all the reactions. Reviews of the previous edition: ´´...a favorite general organic chemistry text and an easy-to-use one-volume reference. We are confident that this book will remain a dominant reference and that it will reside on many chemists´ personal bookshelves.´´ -Journal of Medicinal Chemistry ´´Who can hope to be seriously accepted as a member of the organic chemistry community without being in possession of at least one edition of ´March´?´´ -Chemistry and Industry
Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he´d seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin - until he turned freelance and is sucked further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. The year is 1936 and Berlin is preparing for the Olympic Games. Some of Bernie´s Jewish friends are beginning to realise that they should have left while they could, and Bernie himself has been hired by a wealthy industrialist to investigate two murders that reach high into the Nazi Party. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, March Violets is noir writing at its best and blackest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000568/bk_isis_000568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beethoven, Ludwig vanGrande Sonate for Pianoforte A-flat major op. 26 Funeral MarchBeethoven’s four-movement Sonata in A-flat major op. 26 belongs to his most popular works. It is dedicated to Prince Lichnowsky, one of his most generous patrons and the dedicatee of, for example, the Grande Sonate pathétique op. 13 and Symphony No. 2 op. 35. The work’s initial drafts date from 1800–01; it was first published in March 1802.This demanding sonata is highly varied in its form: it begins with a set of variations and contains the famous Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un Eroe as its third movement, earning it the nickname ´´Sonata with the Funeral March”. The identity of the title’s eroe (hero) remains unknown to the present day. The march was performed at Beethoven’s funeral on 29 March 1827 in an arrangement for orchestra.For this Bärenreiter edition Jonathan Del Mar, possibly as one of the first editors of a modern edition, consulted the composer’s autograph in the original. This enabled him to decipher details of Beethoven’s handwriting in particular with regard to the exact notation of doubtful slurs. The result is a most reliable and thoroughly-researched musical text. Differing readings and editorial decisions are documented in the Critical Commentary. The edition has been finely engraved and includes practical page turns. Information on central issues of historical performance practice (pedalling, ornaments, tempo, dynamics, articulation) is provided in a detailed chapter.• Scholarly-critical Urtext edition based on most recent Beethoven research • Evaluation of Beethoven’s autograph in the original• Elegant engraving with practical page turns• Informative Introduction (Eng / Ger)• Discussion of central performance practice issues (Eng / Ger)• Detailed Critical Commentary (Eng)
Based on Bodynamic Analysis, a body-oriented psychology developed in Denmark by the authors and their colleagues, Body Encyclopedia describes the developmental sequence in which psychological and emotional elements are linked to specific muscles. The book shows how certain responses to events in our lives end up bound and connected with our movement patterns. Through extensive research, Marcher, Fich, and several others have mapped out the psychological functions of 154 muscles and related tissues. Featuring more than 200 detailed illustrations, Body Encyclopedia opens with an introduction to the history and development of Bodynamic Analysis. The core of the book presents a description of each muscle, including movement positions, age level when the muscle is activated, and a summary of the psychological themes associated with each muscle. Basic instructions are provided for bodymapping, a hands-on procedure that involves palpating and registering muscle response. Vivid case studies demonstrate how to apply the information in real-life situations. Using the book as a guide, readers can accurately identify and investigate the underlying psychological issues associated with muscle pain, discomfort, or weakness in specific areas of the body.
In November 1910, the vessel Terra Nova left New Zealand carrying an international team of explorers led by Robert Falcon Scott, an Englishman determined to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Scott kept a detailed journal of his adventures until March 29, 1912, when he and the few remaining members of his team met their ends in a brutal blizzard. The daily progress of the expedition toward the pole is recorded in an immensely vivid and personal narrative, depicting the beauty of the Antarctic tundra, the harsh living conditions, and Scott´s own desperation to beat rival explorers to the pole. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Sutherland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000519/bk_blak_000519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2014/Follow That Dream) Hardcover, 24.x24.5 cm, 268 pages, incl. CD (71:56 Min.) This audio-visual record of the two charity concerts that Elvis Presley performed at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis on February 25, 1961 includes first-hand accounts from people who were there, newspaper and magazine articles from the time and many rare and newly-discovered photographs. Also detailed is Elvis´ visit to the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville on March 8, 1961 to receive an honorary colonelship. Accompanying the book is a CD with recordings of both this ceremony and an earlier press conference together with the mono version of Elvis´ classic 1961 LP, ´Something For Everybody´.
The air had no oxygen, like being trapped underwater...I was being cremated, the pain unbearable. - Jim Scymanky ´´I was on my knees, my back to the hot wind. It blew me along, lifting my rear so I was up on my hands...It was hot but I didn´t feel burned - until I felt my ears curl.´´ - Mike Hubbard A napping volcano blinked awake in March 1980. Two months later, the mountain roared. Author Richard Waitt was one of the first to arrive following the mountain´s early rumblings. A geologist with intimate knowledge of Mount St. Helens, Waitt delivers a detailed and accurate chronicle of events. His eruption story unfolds through unforgettable, riveting narratives - the heart of a masterful chronology that also delivers engrossing science, history, and journalism. The original book was published by Washington State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Waits. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114950/bk_acx0_114950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This captivating children´s world atlas shows history in a series of spellbinding 3D world maps. This colourful book for kids is split into four main chapters - the ancient world; the medieval world; the modern world; and 20th and 21st centuries. Detailed maps take you on a journey, from early humans and the building of the first cities, to the land of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt and the rise of the Roman Empire. After that, you can march across Europe with the Crusades, battle the Black Death, and understand the impact of major global events such as the American Revolution, World War 2, the Space Age, and the recent rise of China. Filled with maps like you have never seen before, What Happened When in the World is the perfect gift for any child who is curious about world history.