a Dark Mafia Romance

Author: Natasha Knight

Publisher: Natasha Knight


Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 2857

I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be. Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time. Twice, fate put her in my path. Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster. I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did. But she didn’t listen. And now it’s too late. Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands. I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her. She’s mine. Forever. No matter what. Author’s Note: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance is an intensely emotional, steamy and dark standalone romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia world. Be prepared: this is not a traditional romance.


One Man's Fight to Save the World

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101195797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 8308

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Sergio Y.

Author: Alexandre Vidal Porto

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609453298

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4634

Winner of the Paraná Literary Prize for Best Novel Sergio Y. is a prize-winning inspirational work of fiction about gender, identity, self-reinvention, what it means to live a full life, and the search for happiness. Armando, one of the most renowned therapists in São Paulo, is nearing the end of a long, illustrious career. Against his better judgment he agrees to take on a new patient: Sergio, the teenage son of a wealthy Brazilian businessman. Sergio suffers from malaise and his parents are concerned. But after a number of sessions, Sergio abruptly interrupts his course of therapy following a trip to New York, saying only that he has found his own path to happiness and must pursue it alone. Though perplexed, and somewhat annoyed, Armando lets the matter rest without further ado. That is, until he learns from Sergio's mother that the boy has moved to New York and is transitioning. Sergio is becoming Sandra. How could he have missed that? Something so big?! An accomplished therapist like him, how could he not have seen... Armando embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his former patient and about himself. Along the way, he will learn that compassion is sometimes conveyed in the most mysterious ways. Through understated prose, Sergio Y. approaches the transgender experience from the inside and the outside.

Central Pain Syndrome

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management

Author: Sergio Canavero,Vincenzo Bonicalzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107010217

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 1365

An updated edition of this definitive, unrivalled, no-nonsense textbook, providing treatment guidelines for effective central pain management.

An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

Author: Sergio Sismondo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144435888X

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 5910

An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, Second Edition reflects the latest advances in the field while continuing to provide students with a road map to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies. Distinctive in its attention to both the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology Explores core topics such as realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the public understanding of science Includes numerous empirical studies and illustrative examples to elucidate the topics discussed Now includes new material on political economies of scientific and technological knowledge, and democratizing technical decisions Other features of the new edition include improved readability, updated references, chapter reorganization, and more material on medicine and technology

Play Like Sergio Garcia

An Analysis of the Swing and Shot-Making Game of Golf's Young Star

Author: John Andrisani

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399530838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 162

View: 6531

Utilizes the championship skills of PGA superstar Sergio Garcia to demonstrate how golfers can improve their own golfing techniques, using detailed instruction, practical advice, and black-and-white photographs to follow Garcia's tee-to-green game and reveal the basics of his swing, setup, and putting shots. Reprint.

Border Lives

Fronterizos, Transnational Migrants, and Commuters in Tijuana

Author: Sergio Ch?vez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199380597

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3761

In Border Lives, Sergio Ch?vez moves past Tijuana's notorious image as a hub of sex, drugs, and crime to tell the story of the diverse group of individuals who use both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border as a resource to construct their livelihoods. Based on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews, Ch?vez explores the complex and often contradictory ways in which the border influences the livelihood strategies and lifestyles of border crossers. The border shapes respondents' knowledge and relationships, controls their time, and allows them to convert U.S. wages into a Mexican standard of living without losing the social and cultural comforts of Tijuana-as-home. A substantial contribution to migration and labor studies, Border Lives provides empirical grounding to theories of how geographical borders shape human action.

Spaghetti Westerns

Cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone

Author: Christopher Frayling

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845112073

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 3347

A classic book on the production and cultural context of European Westerns

Oyvind Fahlstrom

The Art of Writing

Author: Antonio Sergio Bessa

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810122979

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

View: 9826

This title serves as both an informative and entertaining introduction to Oyvind Fahlstrom and a valuable critical analysis of some of his most important works."

Positive Linear Systems

Theory and Applications

Author: Lorenzo Farina,Sergio Rinaldi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111803127X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 318

View: 9746

A complete study on an important class of linear dynamical systems-positive linear systems One of the most often-encountered systems in nearly all areas of science and technology, positive linear systems is a specific but remarkable and fascinating class. Renowned scientists Lorenzo Farina and Sergio Rinaldi introduce readers to the world of positive linear systems in their rigorous but highly accessible book, rich in applications, examples, and figures. This professional reference is divided into three main parts: The first part contains the definitions and basic properties of positive linear systems. The second part, following the theoretical exposition, reports the main conceptual results, considering applicable examples taken from a number of widely used models. The third part is devoted to the study of some classes of positive linear systems of particular relevance in applications (such as the Leontief model, the Leslie model, the Markov chains, the compartmental systems, and the queueing systems). Readers familiar with linear algebra and linear systems theory will appreciate the way arguments are treated and presented. Extraordinarily comprehensive, Positive Linear Systems features: * Applications from a variety of backgrounds including modeling, control engineering, computer science, demography, economics, bioengineering, chemistry, and ecology * References and annotated bibliographies throughout the book * Two appendices concerning linear algebra and linear systems theory for readers unfamiliar with the mathematics used Farina and Rinaldi make no effort to hide their enthusiasm for the topics presented, making Positive Linear Systems: Theory and Applications an indispensable resource for researchers and professionals in a broad range of fields.

Multiuser Detection

Author: Sergio Verdú

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521593731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 451

View: 9588

Originally published in 1998, Multiuser Detection provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject of multiuser digital communications.


Author: Sergio Ramírez

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 118

View: 8860

Nicaragua's vice-president tells the stories of a bodybuilder, a pretentious country club, a young Santa Claus, political prisoners, and a chance for a perfect game


Author: Sergio Bizzio,Amanda Hopkinson

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

ISBN: 1904738400

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 7497

To avoid capture for his foreman's murder, Josâe hides in the attic of the mansion where his lover Rosa works without her knowledge, and becomes a silent witness to the interactions and sexual deviations of the people there.

Neutrino Cosmology

Author: Julien Lesgourgues,Gianpiero Mangano,Gennaro Miele,Sergio Pastor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110701395X

Category: Science

Page: 378

View: 5125

Self-contained guide to the role played by neutrinos in the Universe and how their properties influence cosmological and astrophysical observations.

A General Theory of Interlingual Mediation

Author: Sergio Viaggio

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 3865960634

Category: Translating and interpreting

Page: 407

View: 4844

The author has more than 30 years experience in literary and pragmatic translation and in conference interpreting. His is the most ambitious attempt at unifying every aspect of translational and other connected activities under one overarching general theory. A most specific theory, at that, that conceptualises and explains what translators and interpreters actually do in real life and, at the same time, offers objective quality criteria. The book has many practical examples, from public announcements and owner's manuals for videocameras to poems by Pushkin and Shakespeare. Sergio Viaggio, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1945. MA in Russian Language and Literature, Moscow's Peoples' Friendship University, 1971. UN translator in 1974, interpreter in 1975, and, between 1991 and 2005 Chief Interpreter with the UN Office at Vienna. He has widely lectured and written on the practice and theory of translation and interpretation.

Topics on Continua

Author: Sergio Macías

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319909029

Category: Mathematics

Page: 441

View: 2520

This book is a significant companion text to the existing literature on continuum theory. It opens with background information of continuum theory, so often missing from the preceding publications, and then explores the following topics: inverse limits, the Jones set function T, homogenous continua, and n-fold hyperspaces. In this new edition of the book, the author builds on the aforementioned topics, including the unprecedented presentation of n-fold hyperspace suspensions and induced maps on n-fold hyperspaces. The first edition of the book has had a remarkable impact on the continuum theory community. After twelve years, this updated version will also prove to be an excellent resource within the field of topology.

Human Security for All

A Tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello

Author: Kevin M. Cahill,Sérgio Vieira de Mello

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823223992

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 9313

"In original essays, scholars, diplomats, and practitioners take up the issues to which Sergio Vieira de Mello devoted his life. Building on the truth that, in de Mello's words, "neither dignity nor equality could take root in the absence of basic human security," the contributors address a range of practical, political, and philosophical issues. These are organized into four areas of concern: human rights and the rights of the displaced; post-conflict transitions and working with local communities to create leadership and governance; maintaining humanitarian space in conflict zones; and justice and the rule of law."--Jacket.

The Films of Sergio Leone

Author: Robert C. Cumbow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810860414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 261

View: 4680

The Films of Sergio Leone examines the work of this Italian filmmaker who made his mark re-envisioning the American Western. The book examines each of Leone's major films as director, as well as My Name Is Nobody, which Leone co-wrote and guided as producer. The book also includes an exhaustive bibliography, discography, and filmography, completely updated for this new edition.

Performance Measurement System for the Public Works Manager

Utilizing the Compstat and Citistat System Within Public Works

Author: Sergio P. Panunzio

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781438964744

Category: Transportation

Page: 124

View: 8197

The book is impressive and practical, developed by a publishing company in Indiana. It features a How to Step in creating a Compstat Team; data that your department needs to compete with the uniform services, and how to basically develop a program at no cost to your department. Additionally, the book chapters have exercises for the managers to follow in developing the system. The entire objective of this book is to take Quantitative data a turning it into Qualitative data. Measurements of any particular quantitative data are expressed as a specific quantity, referred to as a unit, multiplied by a number. .