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A Nearly Perfect Copy

By Allison Amend
  • ISBN Code: : 0385536704
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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Richly drawn and sharply observed, A Nearly Perfect Copy is a smart and affecting novel of family and forgery set amidst the rarefied international art world. Elm Howells has a loving family and a distinguished career at an elite Manhattan auction house. But after a tragic loss throws her into an emotional crisis, she pursues a reckless course of action that jeopardizes her personal and professional success. Meanwhile, talented artist Gabriel Connois wearies of remaining at the margins of the capricious Parisian art scene, and, desperate for recognition, he embarks on a scheme that threatens his burgeoning reputation. As these narratives converge, with disastrous consequences, A Nearly Perfect Copy boldly challenges our presumptions about originality and authenticity, loss and replacement, and the perilous pursuit of perfection.

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  • Category : Travel
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  • Pdf File: rick-steves-barcelona.pdf

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Ramble down Las Ramblas, relax on Mediterranean beaches, and marvel at the sweeping curves of Gaudí's architecture with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Barcelona you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Barcelona Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Gaudí's mind-bending Sagrada Família and the colorful Picasso museum to cozy bars with vermouth on tap How to connect with local culture: Join hands with locals in a traditional sardana dance, chat with fans about the latest fútbol match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapas Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of cava Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods, museums, and cathedrals Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Spanish and Catalan phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 300 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Las Ramblas, Barri Gòtic, El Born, Eixample, Montjuïc, and more, as well as day trips to Montserrat, Figueres, Cadaqués, and Sitges Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Barcelona. Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona.

Fundamentals of Systems Biology

By Markus W. Covert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1498728472
  • Total of Pages : 367
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 711
  • Pdf File: fundamentals-of-systems-biology.pdf

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For decades biology has focused on decoding cellular processes one gene at a time, but many of the most pressing biological questions, as well as diseases such as cancer and heart disease, are related to complex systems involving the interaction of hundreds, or even thousands, of gene products and other factors. How do we begin to understand this complexity? Fundamentals of Systems Biology: From Synthetic Circuits to Whole-cell Models introduces students to methods they can use to tackle complex systems head-on, carefully walking them through studies that comprise the foundation and frontier of systems biology. The first section of the book focuses on bringing students quickly up to speed with a variety of modeling methods in the context of a synthetic biological circuit. This innovative approach builds intuition about the strengths and weaknesses of each method and becomes critical in the book’s second half, where much more complicated network models are addressed—including transcriptional, signaling, metabolic, and even integrated multi-network models. The approach makes the work much more accessible to novices (undergraduates, medical students, and biologists new to mathematical modeling) while still having much to offer experienced modelers--whether their interests are microbes, organs, whole organisms, diseases, synthetic biology, or just about any field that investigates living systems.

Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2012 Price Guide

By Eric Bradley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440217157
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: antique-trader-antiques-collectibles-2012-price-guide.pdf

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America's No. 1 Selling Price Guide For nearly 30 years, Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles has been the leading source for information on antiques and collectibles. Filled with expert advice, vetted values and 4,500 color photographs, Antique Trader provides the clearest and most dependable picture of this amazingly diverse and magnificent market. Inside you will enjoy a variety of new collecting areas, as well as old favorites. Including: Asian art, bottles, ceramics, Civil War collectibles, clocks, comic books, cookie jars, figurines, furniture, glass, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, illustration art, kitchenware, perfume bottles, petroliana, toys, vintage clothing and Zippo lighters. Also new this year is Top Lots, a feature highlighting the bestselling results from some of the finest auction houses nationwide.

Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona

By Rick Steves
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rick Steves
  • Book Code : 1641711205
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: rick-steves-pocket-barcelona.pdf

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Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Barcelona: City walks and tours: Six detailed tours and walks showcase Barcelona's essential sights, including Las Ramblas, Sagrada Familia, the Picasso Museum, the Barri Gòtic, and more Rick's strategic advice on what experiences are worth your time and money What to eat and where to stay: Sample authentic pintxos at a tapas bar, sip cava with friendly locals, and unwind in a cozy room in family-run hotel Day-by-day itineraries to help you prioritize your time A detailed, detachable fold-out map, plus museum and city maps throughout Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go Trip-planning practicalities like when to go, how to get around, basic Spanish and Catalan phrases, and more Lightweight yet packed with valuable insight into Barcelona's history and culture, Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona truly is a tour guide in your pocket. Expanding your trip? Try Rick Steves Spain!

The Pastor’s Library

By Robert A. Yost
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532600992
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: the-pastor-s-library.pdf

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In the spirit of Cyril Barber's classic work from the 1970s, The Minister's Library, Robert Yost provides students and pastors with expert guidance on building a working ministerial library. From Old and New Testament languages, lexical aids, and grammatical tools, to commentaries and theologies as well as pastoral resources, Yost is a trustworthy guide through the multiplicity of books that seem to just keep rolling off the presses. Far more than just a guide to commentaries as are so many works today, this resource is a balanced pastoral tool for pastors and students who are overwhelmed by the proliferation of literature in the fields of biblical and pastoral studies.

The early history of the property of married women

By Henry James Sumner Maine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: the-early-history-of-the-property-of-married-women.pdf

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"The early history of the property of married women" by Henry James Sumner Maine. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Art of Confidence

By Wendy Lee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 161773490X
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 688
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-confidence.pdf

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“I suppose I did it because I wanted something to show for the thirty years—longer than I had lived in my homeland—that I had been here in America. Something that was properly appreciated, even if someone else got all the credit.” Liu Qingwu doesn’t set out to commit a crime. He only wants to sell a painting—something more substantial than the Impressionist knockoffs he flogs to tourists outside New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But the lucrative commission he receives from a Chelsea art dealer is more complicated than he initially realizes. Liu has been hired to create not an homage to Andrew Cantrell’s modernist masterpiece, Elegy, but a forgery that will sell for millions. The painting will change the lives of everyone associated with it—Liu, a Chinese immigrant still reeling from his wife’s recent departure; Caroline, a gallery owner intent on saving her aunt’s legacy; Molly, her perceptive assistant; and Harold, a Taiwanese businessman with an ethical dilemma on his hands. Weaving together their stories with that of Cantrell and the inspiration for his masterpiece, Wendy Lee’s intricate, multilayered novel explores the unique fascination of great art and the lengths to which some are driven to create it—and to possess it.

The Business of Writing

By Jennifer Lyons
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1621532550
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: the-business-of-writing.pdf

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Whether you’re unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor’s whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran Jennifer Lyons empowers aspiring and experienced writers with everything they need to know about the business of selling books, from publicity to legal and financial aspects of the trade. A senior agent for seventeen years before opening her own literary agency, Lyons has taught numerous courses on the business of writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and has visited both undergraduate and graduate writing programs to share her expert knowledge. This enjoyable guide brings Jennifer’s in-depth tutorials to the broader public, balancing accessible, bulleted information for writers on the critical stages of acquiring and maintaining representation with interviews with professionals in the field. Interviewees include a Harper’s magazine editor, a contracts manager, and other publishing professionals that you can expect to encounter as you advance in your career. Covering everything from how to write the perfect query letter to deconstructing the terminology of a publishing contract, this indispensable handbook to the writer’s trade will give you a thorough introduction to the nuts and bolts of publishing.

The Nightmare Thief

By Nicole Lesperance
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1728215358
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: the-nightmare-thief.pdf

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For fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl comes a suspenseful dark fantasy duology, perfect for middle school readers that love stories of magic and sisterhood with a dash of danger. Maren Partridge loves working in her family's dream shop where she can hand-craft any dream imaginable. The shop has only one rule. Dreams cannot be given to a person without their consent. Maren has no problem with this—until her sister, Hallie, has an accident that leaves her in a coma. Maren's certain she can cure Hallie with a few well-chosen dreams. And when no one is watching, she slips her a flying dream. But a strange new customer from the shop has been following Maren and knows what she did. Now she's laid the perfect trap to blackmail Maren into creating custom nightmares for a dark and terrible purpose. As Maren gets drawn further into the sinister scheme, she must make a choice: to protect her family or to protect the town from her family's magic. Pick up the first book in the Nightmare Thief duology if you are looking for: Suspenseful stories of magical realism for kids with a side of danger Gifts for 11 year old girls, 13 year old girls, and any young reader 11-14 that loves fantasy Books that explore bullying, family ties, and feature strong female characters Books for 4th graders, and any classroom with grades 3-8

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

By Francesco Faletra,Natesa Pandian,Siew Yen Ho
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444300563
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 761
  • Pdf File: anatomy-of-the-heart.pdf

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New MSCT machines produce a volume data set with the highestisotropic spatial resolution ever seen, offering superb 3D imagesof the entire heart and vessels. The texts currently available on cardiac CT imaging mainly focuson visualizing pathological aspects of coronary arteries. Anatomyof the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography is the first text tobridge the gap between classical anatomy textbooks and CTtextbooks, presenting a side-by-side comparison of‘electronic’ dissection made by CT scanning andtraditionally hand-made anatomical dissection. Focusing on the fundamentals as well as the details of cardiacanatomy in a clinical setting using MSCT, this is an invaluablereference for cardiac imaging trainees, cardiologists,radiologists, interventionists and electrophysiologists, providinga better understanding of the cardiac structures, coronary arteriesand veins anatomy and their 3-dimensional spatialrelationships.