Figlia amatissima di Mussolini e moglie di Galeazzo Ciano, Edda fu una figura inquietante e tragica, presa com'era dalla sua lacerante, ossessiva oscillazione tra i valori dello Stato e quelli della famiglia, tra il richiamo del destino e i diritti della vita privata. Personaggio finora poco approfondito e spesso dimenticato, Edda, primadonna intrigante e viziosa, ebbe un ruolo non secondario negli eventi successivi all'ascesa al potere di Adolf Hitler. Ingenua 'pasionaria' affascinata dal Reich, capace di influenzare in senso filotedesco le oscillanti simpatie del padre, contribuì in modo significativo alla scelta dell'alleanza con il Fuhrer, inserendosi con tragica determinazione in una tenebrosa saga familiare che rispecchia il dramma di una nazione.
Penelope Kingston tries to convince the new girl in town to become her best friend in this charming start to the brand-new Penelope Perfect chapter book series. Penelope Kingston wants to be perfect. And most of the time she is good, sensible, and calm. But then sometimes Penelope is bossy, angry, and frustrated. She is never quite sure which side of her personality is going to be stronger on any given day. But there’s one part of her life that is definitely not perfect: she doesn’t have a best friend. It is time for Penelope to get a best friend of her own.
But it isn’t easy finding a best friend, and it definitely isn’t easy trying to be perfect all of the time. Penelope learns that sometimes the best idea is to forget to try!
Muss Wissenschaft denn langweilig sein? Die Welt ist voll überraschender Phänomene. Oder wussten Sie zum Beispiel, warum schnarchende Studentinnen schlechtere Klausuren schreiben? Schafe keinen Hundekot riechen mögen? Humor nicht erblich ist? Nachtisch gegen studentisches Lärmen in der Mensa hilft? Im Auftrag des Komitees des Spaß-Nobel-Preises hat sich Dipl.-Biol. Dr. rer. medic. Mark Benecke auf die Suche nach wissenschaftlichen Erklärungen dafür gemacht. Was er bei seinen Recherchen zutage fördert, verdient die Note "erstaunlich"! Und er zeigt einmal mehr, dass wissenschaftliches Arbeiten nicht immer mit Langeweile gleichzusetzen ist. Es kommt nur auf die richtige Perspektive an... Ein Buch, das zum Nachdenken und zum Lachen animiert.
Winner of the 2015 RITA© award for Best First Book ***NOTE: The RUN TO YOU series, originally released as a six-part serial by Harlequin Teen, has been compiled into two full-length books: Run to You Book One: DECEPTION SO DEADLY and Run to You Book Two: DECEPTION SO DARK. The serial installments are no longer available*** Part One in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger… Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from.
As the new girl in the latest of count schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can’t even tell him her real name. But Tristan won’t be put off by a few secrets.
Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss… RUN TO YOU is Tessa and Tristan's saga—two books about psychic gifts, secret lives and dangerous loves. Each book is told in three parts: a total of six shattering reads that will stay with you long after the last page. Book One is First Sight, Second Glance, and Third Charm. Book Two is Fourth Shadow, Fifth Touch, and Sixth Sense.
The following are excerpts from "Frustrated Young Men: A Collection of Short Fiction" by John O'Brien: Sometimes he could feel his mind burning, ripe with ideas, each thought rolling around like slick mercury eating through the top of his skull. He would ride the train home from work and feel each precious thought smoking like raw egg fallen on a gas burner. As he closed the door to his apartment and hung his jacket, they would already be half gone like the afterimage of a sunset against his closed eyelids, floating and translucent, and lost when he sat down late every night, after a long day of nothing, to type and write and rhapsodize about his own stupidity.
- from "The Writer"I figured if I played cards with her, if I talked to her, if I cared about her, then maybe. It's funny. Though I didn't know in the beginning, as long as I've known her she's been sick. You begin to wonder if you'd like them if they weren't sick. If their sickness is what keeps you there. Are you their friend who has stuck with them to help them through their sickness or does their sickness make you their friend? - from "Dinner with Caitlin McRay"The question to ask yourself is, does the fact that it is all cliche, that it has all been done before and will be done again, better and more fully, does that make loving Jen so passionately, so violently, somehow ? Does the fact that every teenager probably falls in love with the first person they have sex with decrease the strength of my own feeling? Can I still find sanctity and validity in this thing called love? And more importantly, did she love me? - from "Toby Grey"
Furry, creepy, and seemingly sneaky, rats have a bad reputation for spreading disease and stealing food from under our noses. They are quite comfortable living in a number of environments, from swamps, to mountains, to basements. Color images show different species of rats, while informative text explains what a species is. A special section on pest control explains how rats were controlled in the Middle Ages and how they are controlled today. A section on lab rats even explains how these mammal pests have helped humans fight disease.
Demystify the cloud by building your own private OpenStack cloud About This Book Set up a powerful cloud platform using OpenStack Learn about the components of OpenStack and how they interact with each other Follow a step-by-step process that exposes the inner details of an OpenStack cluster Who This Book Is For If you need to get started with OpenStack or want to learn more, then this book is your perfect companion. If you're comfortable with the Linux command line, you'll gain confidence in using OpenStack. What You Will Learn Install OpenStack using the Packstack installation tool Create users, cloud images, and virtual networks to launch cloud instances Explore horizontal scaling to support the load that a cloud platform is expected to handle Set up monitoring to keep track of the health of an OpenStack cloud Troubleshoot issues with an OpenStack cluster Build storage and access it from your running cloud instances Orchestrate a multi-instance deployment to build a complex set of virtual infrastructure to run an application in the cloud Keep track of resources being consumed within an OpenStack cloud through metering In Detail An OpenStack cloud is a complex jungle of components that can speed up managing a virtualization platform. Applications that are built for this platform are resilient to failure and convenient to scale.
OpenStack allows administrators and developers to consolidate and control pools of compute, networking, and storage resources, with a centralized dashboard and administration panel to enable the large-scale development of cloud services. Begin by exploring and unravelling the internal architecture of the OpenStack cloud components. After installing the RDO distribution, you will be guided through each component via hands-on exercises, learning more about monitoring and troubleshooting the cluster. By the end of the book, you'll have the confidence to install, configure, and administer an OpenStack cloud. This is a practical and comprehensive tutorial on sorting out the complexity of an OpenStack cloud.