Bacchus & Me
Author: Jay Mcinerney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
With acerbic wit, irreverent tone, and bountiful hilarious anecdotes, Jay McInerney writes the first wine book that makes sense to all those dazed by the prevailing, dull technical wine writing. McInerney generously reveals all he's learned on his worldwide journey to understand wine in chapters on reds, whites, dessert wines, champagne, aperitifs, and more. McInerney holds forth in forty-nine essays - with agile humor; an astonishing amount of hard fact, and an ample dose of personal taste - on: how to make your way around a German wine label; what to drink with Thanksgiving turkey; the truth about Zinfandels; why Burgundy is so hard to predict; Napa Valley's finest winemakers; the pleasure of flinty Chablis, the deep satisfaction of port, the glorious potential of Oregon's Pinot Noir; the respectability of RosT; and the most colorful characters in the business. It is actually possible for a reader of Bacchus & Me to take what is learned to the bank, and immediately thereafter to wine shop or restaurant to indulge in the wine of his or her fantasy with the confidence of a sommelier. Bacchus & Me is for everyone interested in learning more about the wines of the world. For both those of broad means and of modest purse, there is intense vicarious pleasure to be found in McInerney's vinous adventures.
Author: Jonathan Holt
Publisher: Harper Collins
It is midnight on the feast day of La Befana, and Venice is celebrating. But on the steps of Santa Maria, there is a deathly hush. A body has washed up from the Grand Canal: a woman, wearing the robes of a Catholic priest—a desecration known as the Abomination. This is Captain Katerina Tapo’s first murder case. The trail leads her from the labyrinthine back streets of Venice to an abandoned asylum on the uninhabited island of Poveglia; to carnivia.com, an encrypted gossip website holding the city’s secrets; to an ancient Catholic monastery; and finally to an American military base. Along the way, she makes uneasy allies of Lieutenant Holly Boland, a young U.S. army intelligence officer with unique ties to the country in which she’s been stationed, and Daniele Barbo, a reclusive and brilliant Venetian aristocrat-turnedcomputer- hacker who operates, and fiercely protects, carnivia.com. Then, suddenly, the trail goes cold. Evidence goes missing, and Kat is ordered to close the case. What follows is the unravelling of a dark and powerful conspiracy with sinister roots in post–Cold War Italy that will test loyalties Kat did not know she had. She understands that old crimes cannot be forgotten, and that left unpunished, corrupt forces will continue to repeat their sins.
Author: Jonathan Holt
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
EDIZIONE SPECIALE: CONTIENE UN ESTRATTO DI PROFANATO Un bestseller internazionale Oltre 60.000 copie in Italia Carnivia Trilogy A Venezia è la notte della Befana. Sui gradini della chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute regna un silenzio di tomba. Un cadavere è affiorato dal Canal Grande: una donna, con indosso le vesti di un sacerdote. Una tremenda profanazione, un abominio. È la prima volta che il capitano dei carabinieri di Venezia, la giovane e ambiziosa Caterina Taddei, affronta un caso di omicidio. L’indagine la condurrà tra i vicoli e i labirinti di Venezia, fino a un ospedale psichiatrico abbandonato sull’isola deserta di Poveglia e infine alla scoperta di un misterioso sito web criptato: Carnivia. com, che racchiude e diffonde i più oscuri segreti della città. Lungo la strada Caterina si imbatterà in due strani ma fondamentali personaggi, il sottotenente Holly Boland, una giovane donna soldato dell’esercito degli Stati Uniti cresciuta in Italia, e Daniele Barbo, un hacker di nobili origini intelligente e schivo, creatore proprio di Carnivia.com. All’improvviso però le tracce si perdono nel passato: nessuna prova certa, solo qualche indizio, che fa pensare a un’antica cospirazione in cui sono coinvolti la Chiesa, la cia e il crimine organizzato. Ma Caterina sa bene che i vecchi crimini devono essere puniti tanto quanto quelli nuovi. Altrimenti, inevitabilmente, sono destinati a ripetersi... Carnivia Trilogy Milioni di copie vendute nel mondo Tradotto in 16 lingue «Un grande thriller che ha tutti gli ingredienti del successo: trama mozzafiato, suspence, scrittura ad alta tensione, mistero.» Il Giornale «Un romanzo graffiante, che pizzica le coscienze e che fa riflettere. A fronte di una ben oliata successione di avvenimenti che, pur attingendo alla fantasia, per la maggior parte affondano le radici in fatti reali.» Mauro Castelli «Jonathan Holt ha partorito una trilogia benedetta subito come fenomeno editoriale.» La Gazzetta dello Sport Quale segreto scorre nei sotterranei di Venezia?Jonathan HoltDocente di letteratura inglese a Oxford, è ora il direttore creativo di un’agenzia di pubblicità. Il suo romanzo d’esordio, Sconsacrato, è stato pubblicato dalla Newton Compton ed è stato al primo posto della classifica italiana per settimane.
Ark of Fire
Author: C.M. Palov
“Heart-stopping suspense, ancient mysteries, and roller-coaster action . . . A true gem.”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author Photographer Edie Miller is eyewitness to a murder—and the theft of an ancient Hebrew relic known as the Stones of Fire. Fearing the D.C. police are complicit, she turns to historian Caedmon Aisquith for help. At first neither understands the breadth of the crime: what was captured on film, its ties to a government conspiracy, or the true value of the astonishing work of art that could lead the bearer to the most valuable relic of all…the Ark of the Covenant. Marked for execution, Edie and Caedmon are on the run. From Washington, D.C., to Canterbury Cathedral to the island of Malta, they must follow the clues of the quatrains if they are to discover the truth, ward off a global conflagration, and stay alive. “Part Dan Brown, part Indiana Jones, and part James Bond . . . What an ambitious debut!”—Karen Dionne author of Freezing Point
The Templar's Quest
Author: C.M. Palov
Publisher: Michael Joseph
The Montségur Medallion points the way to the most coveted relic, the Holy Grail. In the wrong hands it could destroy civilisation.Finn McGuire finds himself framed for a string of murders moments after he uncovers the legendary Medallion in an ancient Syrian chapel. The culprits are a group of Nazi SS descendents known as The Seven who will stop at nothing to possess the pendant . . . and the Holy Grail. Their wish? To resurrect the Third Reich.Former MI5 operative Caedmon Aisquith is an expert in the Knights Templar and the Grail; he knows the Seven can only desire it for evil and when Finn approaches him, the two join forces in a quest to find the deadly relic and halt the bloodshed. Their race takes them from the Louvre to a medieval citadel in the Pyrenees. But the stakes are high for the fate of mankind hangs in the balance if they fail.
The Pegasus Quest
Author: Jordan Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the tenth fantastical adventure of The Kingdom of Wrenly series, Prince Lucas and Clara must rescue a young Pegasus. When a shooting star streaks across the night sky, Prince Lucas makes a wish for an epic adventure. Little did he know it would come true! As Lucas and Clara set out to investigate some mysterious happenings in Wrenly, they find a Pegasus that is lost and in danger. Will the two friends be able to help the mystical creature find its way back home to a floating castle high above in the clouds? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
The Long Hunters
Author: Jason Manning
Publisher: Signet Book
In 1814, as the U.S. Army under the command of Andrew Jackson launches a vicious campaign against the Creek Indians, Lieutenant Timothy Barlow, an idealistic recent graduate of West Point, finds himself torn between his duty and his conscience after he he is asked to destroy a peaceful Native American camp along the Tallapoosa. Original.
Put Anxiety Behind You
Author: Peter Bongiorno
Publisher: Conari Press
You Don’t Have to Feel This Way “You are not alone, and you’re not saddled with anxiety—or the medications to treat it—forever. I’m going to outline a clear plan and give you clear steps to help you face your anxiety from every angle, in synergy, to truly get to the calm and healing you need and deserve. These tools work.” –from the introduction Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno has been researching natural approaches to anxiety for over 20 years and treating patients for a dozen. (His interest was professional, of course, but also partly personal; he had his own history with debilitating anxiety.) Here he offers his holistic approach to healing anxiety and avoiding relapse, with a toolkit that includes foods and plant-based medicines, plus anxiety-reducing yoga poses, massage techniques, and acupressure points you can try on your own for lasting relief. Bongiorno also tackles how to safely wean from anti-anxiety medication and how to supplement conventional medications with herbs and other remedies to increase their efficacy and reduce side effects. If you are one of the 40 million Americans with panic attacks, phobias, or other anxiety-related issues limiting your life, or are in close relationship with someone who is, this book will be a lifeline.
Author: Rose Mashal
Her smiles brought my own to life. Her beautiful face was what made me get out of bed every morning. Looking into her eyes was my favorite part of the day. She was in my every thought, in every passing second.My lips craved her lips, and my hands yearned to touch her beautiful skin. My heart called out her name with every beat, and I only had eyes for her.Her. My life, my soul, my personal Heaven-on-Earth. She was everything I had ever wanted, but everything I could never have.
From the Arctic waters of Alaska to the southern tip of California, this fully illustrated guide captures the stunning diversity of fishes along the western coastlines of the United States and Canada. The combined work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists Luiz A. Rocha and Larry G. Allen, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California is this region’s most current and thorough fish identification guide. Whether you are an angler, scuba diver, naturalist, student, or teacher, you will find every fish you’re trying to identify, each shown in lifelike detail. The book’s coverage extends from shallow, brackish waters to depths of about 200 meters. Key features include· Over 950 illustrations of adults, juveniles, and color variants · Descriptions of 157 fish families and almost 700 species· Text presented adjacent to the illustrations· Concise details about the biology, range, and distribution of each species Poised to become your go-to reference, this guide will find a welcome spot on your boat, in your backpack, or on your bookshelf.
Advanced Mathematical Tools for Automatic Control Engineers, Volume 2: Stochastic Techniques provides comprehensive discussions on statistical tools for control engineers. The book is divided into four main parts. Part I discusses the fundamentals of probability theory, covering probability spaces, random variables, mathematical expectation, inequalities, and characteristic functions. Part II addresses discrete time processes, including the concepts of random sequences, martingales, and limit theorems. Part III covers continuous time stochastic processes, namely Markov processes, stochastic integrals, and stochastic differential equations. Part IV presents applications of stochastic techniques for dynamic models and filtering, prediction, and smoothing problems. It also discusses the stochastic approximation method and the robust stochastic maximum principle. Provides comprehensive theory of matrices, real, complex and functional analysis Provides practical examples of modern optimization methods that can be effectively used in variety of real-world applications Contains worked proofs of all theorems and propositions presented
Jonas a Judge
Author: Jacob Abbott
Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Rhenn prepares for his liaison duties only to encounter hostility from his new commander and a threat from a vengeful High Holder, a situation that leads to him becoming a lone defender against gang lords, naval marines, and terrorist priests.