F de falcão
Author: Helen Macdonald
Publisher: Editora Intrinseca
Aclamado best-seller do The New York Times, F de Falcão é uma autobiografia nada usual sobre superação e autodesenvolvimento. A autora, Helen Macdonald, conta sua história a partir do momento em que viaja até a Escócia para comprar um falcão. A depressão que lhe acometera após a morte do pai criara um abismo entre ela e as demais pessoas e nada mais fazia sentido em sua vida. Porém, ao praticar a falcoaria com Mabel, sua nova ave de rapina, e ler os diários de T. H. White, clássico autor da literatura inglesa, Helen começa a entender que o luto é um estado que não pode ser evitado, mas que pode ser superado — inclusive com a ajuda de um inusitado açor. Muito mais do que explicar como domesticar ou caçar com falcões, a prosa magnética de F de falcão narra a angustiante história de uma mulher que se sente infeliz e sem rumo. Uma mulher que, na ânsia por superar a melancolia, encontra ao lado de um dos mais ferozes animais o caminho para expulsar os próprios demônios.
The papers which follow were presented at an International Sym posium held in Lisbon from 8-11 July 1985 on the Hydrodynamics of Ocean Wave-Energy Utilization and sponsored by the Interna tional Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The subject of the Symposium embraced wave statistics, numerical methods, theoretical, experimental and field studies of wave energy devices. The idea of extracting useful energy from ocean waves continues to attract the curiosity of scientists and engineers in many parts of the world as the following papers indicate. Increasing ly the trend is towards smaller devices suitable for use near remote island communities where wave power, as an alternative to costly diesel fuel for electric generators, is already very competitive in economic terms. The decision to build two different prototype wave-power devices into the cliffs off Bergen in Norway has provided a welcome impetus to the field, stimulating a large amount of theoretical work on oscillating water column-type devices. In particular phase control methods - in which force and velocity of a rigid body, or pressure and volume flux across a turbine are matched in phase to achieve maximum power output - rightfully occupy a central place in the papers that follow. In addition to the established workers in the field, a new ge neration of wave-energy enthusiasts is emerging, learning from the mistakes of others and contributing exciting ideas of both a conceptual and practical nature.
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As future generation electrical, information engineering and mechatronics become specialized and fragmented, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that many topics in these areas have common threads and, because of this, advances in one discipline may be transmitted to others. The 2011 International Conference on Electrical, Information Engineering and Mechatronics (EIEM 2011) is the first conference that attempts to follow the above idea of hybridization in electrical, information engineering, mechatronics and applications. This Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical, Information Engineering and Mechatronics provides a forum for engineers and scientists to address the most innovative research and development including technical challenges and social, legal, political, and economic issues, and to present and discuss their ideas, results, works in progress and experience on all aspects of electrical, information engineering, mechatronics and applications. Engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government will find a insights into the solutions that combine ideas from multiple disciplines in order to achieve something more significant than the sum of the individual parts in all aspects of electrical, information engineering, mechatronics and applications.
The rock musician Moby explores his "path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late '80s and '90s"--Dust jacket flap.
The Wasp Factory
Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath. Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.
Author: Nic Pizzolatto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Roy Cady kills the men hired by his loan shark boss to kill him, and flees to Galveston, Texas, with a prostitute and her young sister, where they face more problems.