1281–1296 di 3981 risultati

Monk’s Hood

Monk’s Hood (Brother Cadfael Series #3) by Ellis Peters
**Silver Dagger Award Winner: In this medieval mystery, Brother Cadfael faces suspicion when one of his herbal ingredients is used to kill a man.** Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he suddenly takes ill. Luckily, the abbey boasts the services of the clever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man’s bedside, only to be confronted with two surprises: In Master Bonel’s wife, the good monk recognizes Richildis, whom he loved before he took his vows—and Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by monk’s-hood oil from Cadfael’s stores. The sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis’s son, Edwin, who hated his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his concern for a woman to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her son’s innocence. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder.

The Moe Manifesto

**MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga—not just in Japan now, but throughout the world.**
In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime films and videogames use the term MOE to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters. These fans have a powerful desire to protect and nurture the young, beautiful and innocent characters they adore—like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru inSailor Moon. They create their own websites, characters, stories, discussion groups, toys and games based around the original manga and anime roles.
Author Patrick Galbraith is the world’s acknowledged expert on MOE and a journalist based in Tokyo. For this book, he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the MOE phenomenon. These interviews provide us with the first in-depth survey of this subject. Galbraith uncovers how MOE is influencing an entire generation of manga artists and readers. For those new to anime, manga, and youth culture in Japan, he discusses what constitutes the ideal MOE relationship and why some fans are even determined to marry their fictional sweethearts. He reveals key moments in the development of MOE, and current and future trends in the spread of MOE works and characters from Japan to other parts of the world.
The Moe Manifesto provides an insider’s look at the earliest MOE characters such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu. The book has over 100 illustrations of the most famous MOE characters, many in color, and it is sure to delight manga and anime fans of every age.

Moe is a hall of mirrors in a cultural fun palace; a twist in the psyche; an etymological thicket; and a sometimes controversial social phenomenon. I can’t image a better guide to the moe world than scholar Patrick W. Galbraith, with his lavishly illustrated, interview-based book. -Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics Galbraith has crafted the most definitive moe treatise to date. -Brian Ashcraft, author of Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential What exactly is moe? Galbraith takes a fascinating look into all the elements that make up this word through in-depth interviews and character analysis. -Danny Choo, www.culturejapan.com blog Between them, author and publisher have made that great rarity: a serious book that wears its scholarship as lightly as a bunch of balloons and makes its content accessible, enjoyable and instructive all at once. You will learn from The Moe Manifesto, but you’ll do it through being thoroughly entertained. -HelenMcCarthy.wordpress.com The author of The Otaku Encyclopedia (Kodansha, 2014) returns with another look at the Japanese subculture that holds such a strong appeal to American audiences. The idea of moe goes even further than the general idea of fandom, specifically referring to the strong sense of emotional attachment that fans feel for their favorite characters … This is an eye-opening, fascinating, and sometimes disturbing look at fandom that will resonate with anyone curious about Japanese culture. -School Library Journal This book is quite an eye opener that helped me understand that I barely scratched the surface with regards to what people like about Japanese pop culture. -ParkaBlogs.com We really love how the book fits in the hands, just the right size to bring it anywhere we went, most of us had this on the go when we took turns to read this. We love the additions of illustrations and photographs, assembling along with the lively colours giving the book a energy driven feel, making one want to pick this up from the shelf to read right away, even if one isn’t a hard core fan of Japan culture. We can imagine someone picking this off the shelf just for curiosity and falling love with it. – Quizoxy blog Patrick Galbraith, author of several books about anime and the people who love it, including The Otaku Encyclopedia and Otaku Spaces, is out with a new book called The Moe Manifesto, an in-depth look at just what this whole moe thing is all about. In a wide-ranging interview, we spoke to Galbraith why he decided to write the book, how he went about it, and what the heck moe really means. -Otaku USA Magazine
(source: Bol.com)

Mercury Revolts

After a lowly software tester named Suzy Cilbrith uncovers evidence of a vast government conspiracy, she turns to a fringe reporter named Eddie Pratt for help. Far from dismissing her wild claims, Eddie reveals that things are even worse than they appear: the U.S. government has been infiltrated by angels, who are attempting to bring about Heaven on Earth – no matter the cost. Only one angel knows the secret to exposing the cabal: the rogue cherub known as Mercury. But when Mercury learns who is behind the cabal, he realizes he’s going to need a lot of help. Old enemies become allies, old friends become bitter enemies, and as competing plots for world domination unfold, it isn’t always clear which is which. MERCURY REVOLTS is the fourth book by Robert Kroese featuring the wise-cracking, anti-authority angel Mercury. MERCURY REVOLTS takes place after the events of MERCURY RESTS, but is a standalone story that can be enjoyed whether or not you’ve read the other books.
(source: Bol.com)

The Mating of Michael

“Sex in Seattle: Book Three ”
Everyone admires Michael Lamont for being a nurse, but his part-time work as a gay sex surrogate not only raises eyebrows, it’s cost him relationships. Michael is small, beautiful, and dedicated to working with people who need him. But what he really wants is a love of his own. He spends most of his time reading science fiction, especially books written by his favorite author and long-time crush, the mysteriously reclusive J.C. Guise.
James Gallway s life is slowly but inexorably sliding downhill. He wrote a best-selling science fiction novel at the tender age of eighteen, while bedridden with complications of polio. But by twenty-eight, he’s lost his inspiration and his will to live. His sales from his J.C. Guise books have been in decline for years. Wheelchair bound, James has isolated himself, convinced he is unlovable. When he is forced to do a book signing and meets Michael Lamont, he can t believe a guy who looks like Michael could be interested in a man like him.
Michael and James are made for each other. But they must let go of stubbornness to see that life finds a way and love has no limitations. ”
(source: Bol.com)

Mastering Bitcoin

Want to join the technological revolution that’s taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading.Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and it’s already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included).This book includes:
* A broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
* An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
* Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
* Offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, including alternative chains, currencies, and applications
* User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts

(source: Bol.com)

A Man Called Ove

The word-of-mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. ‘Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving’ Daily Mail ‘Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it’ Spectator Books of the Year At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible…

Make Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire

Take a trip to the dark side with **12 books** by some of the hottest names in edgy romance, including USA Today Bestselling authors *CJ Roberts, Eliza Gayle*, and *Aleatha Romig*!
**Pam Godwin**: [Beneath the Burn](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17561072.Beneath_the_Burn “Beneath the Burn”)
**Skye Warren**: [Wanderlust](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18069463.Wanderlust “Wanderlust”)
**Claire Thompson**: [Enslaved](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12883970.Enslaved “Enslaved”)
**Cari Silverwood**: [Take Me, Break Me](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17264796.Take_Me__Break_Me “Take Me, Break Me”)
**Annabel Joseph**: [Comfort Object](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13108550.Comfort_Object “Comfort Object”)
**Aleatha Romig**: [Consequences](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12416934.Consequences “Consequences”)
**Shoshanna Evers**: [The Man Who Holds The Whip](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16399036.The_Man_Who_Holds_The_Whip “The Man Who Holds The Whip”)
**Annika Martin**: [The Hostage Bargain](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18502668.The_Hostage_Bargain “The Hostage Bargain”)
**Jasmine Haynes**: [Take Your Pleasure](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19013179.Take_Your_Pleasure “Take Your Pleasure”)
**Eliza Gayle**: [Play With Me](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20890736.Play_With_Me “Play With Me”)
**Pepper Winters**: [Tears of Tess](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18399439.Tears_of_Tess “Tears of Tess”)
**CJ Roberts**: [Captive in the Dark](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12541075.Captive_in_the_Dark “Captive in the Dark”)
*These e-books would cost over $40 if purchased separately. This set will only be available for a limited time, so order your copy now!*

Maidens on Mercury

Alien abduction, penetration and pleasure!
This is Book 1 of a fun & naughty short story series. Each story stands alone. Melody is a bikini barista who just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. She has had it with men and declares that to the universe as she closes up her store one night. A strange light opens up in the skies, and suddenly she is whisked away to another planet. The frightening aliens there need healthy human females to breed and populate their dying planet. And she has been chosen as a human vessel for their alien seed. Although she is at first terrified, she soon learns that being bred with an alien is far more pleasurable than she could have imagined.

The Magician’s Land: A Novel

The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on SYFY#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR   ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and MailQuentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him.   Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.   The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.

Lonely Planet Discover London

*Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher*
**Lonely Planet’s Discover London** is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pop into a pub for good cheer and a pint of beer, let a Yeoman Warder regale you with medieval tales at the Tower of London, or soak up Westminster Abbey’s sublime stonework, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of London and begin your journey now!
**Inside Lonely Planet’s Discover London:**
* **Full-colour **maps and images throughout
* **Highlights** **and itineraries** show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
* **Insider tips** save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
* **Essential info** **at your fingertips** – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
* **Honest reviews** **for all budgets** – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
* **Cultural insights **give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including history, art, literature, dance, politics, architecture, shopping, cuisine and wine
* **Free, convenient pull-out London map** (included in print version), plus over 35 colour maps
* **Coverage** of the West End, the City, the South Bank, Kensington, Hyde Park, Clerkenwell, the East End, Docklands, Hampstead, North London, Greenwich, and more
**The Perfect Choice: ****Lonely Planet’s Discover London,** our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best.
* Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all of the city’s neighbourhoods? Check out **Lonely Planet’s London** guide. Or check out **Lonely Planet’s Pocket London,** a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
* Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out **Lonely Planet’s England** guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.
**Authors: **Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Steve Fallon, Emilie Filou, Damian Harper and Vesna Maric.
**About Lonely Planet:** Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
*TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category*
*’Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ -The New York Times*
*’Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ -Fairfax Media (Australia) *

Lone Wolf’s Captive

He let her father chase him off once, but this time nothing is getting in his way.

Fletcher Stone was forced out of the pack life, and now he makes his living as a hired thug, living day–to–day without honour or commitments. Shame over his choices and his lifestyle keep him from returning to the pack to claim Delaney – the woman who holds his heart. But when a rival pack hires him to kidnap her, Fletcher takes his chance. Now he must convince her that he never wanted to leave…and reveal a betrayal that will break her heart.

Delaney Jones has spent the last five years convinced the man she loves is dead. Nothing else would keep him from her. So when Fletcher shows up, whole, healthy, and very much alive, she’s devastated – and pissed off. He broke her heart once and he’s never going to get close enough to do it again.

(source: Bol.com)

Learning Agile

Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban by Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene
Learning Agile is a comprehensive guide to the most popular agile methods, written in a light and engaging style that makes it easy for you to learn.
Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to “go agile” can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban.
Each method focuses on a different area of development, but they all aim to change your team’s mindset—from individuals who simply follow a plan to a cohesive group that makes decisions together. Whether you’re considering agile for the first time, or trying it again, you’ll learn how to choose a method that best fits your team and your company.
* Understand the purpose behind agile’s core values and principles
* Learn Scrum’s emphasis on project management, self-organization, and collective commitment
* Focus on software design and architecture with XP practices such as test-first and pair programming
* Use Lean thinking to empower your team, eliminate waste, and deliver software fast
* Learn how Kanban’s practices help you deliver great software by managing flow
* Adopt agile practices and principles with an agile coach

Lawson’s Human

Lawson Decker doesn’t want a human mate. From past experience, he knows that humans don’t feel the mate bond as strongly as paranormals. But fate has other plans for the tattooed shifter. He’s thrown a curve ball when he realizes that Matthew McKenzie belongs to him. He tries to deny the man, but it’s impossible especially when Matthew shows up at The Castle.
Matthew McKenzie went to The Castle to check on his younger brother, Sloan and Sloan’s mate, Tucker. When he spots Lawson, there is an undeniable spark between them, but the man runs off before they can exchange a single word. Disappointed, Matthew tries to ignore the feeling of rejection until a giant wolf crashes through the window and sinks his teeth into Matthew’s shoulder.

The Land Beyond All Dreams

In this sequel to Life With a Fire-Breathing Girlfriend, David Fraser has a world of trouble on his hands. Well, more like three worlds of trouble…

His mother is dying of lung cancer. His employer’s experimental weight-loss drug is turning people into flesh-eating psychopaths. And Ingrim Thain, an undead necromancer, has murdered the program’s research director and taken over his body. If all that weren’t enough, a cat with working thumbs just moved into David’s house.

Thain doesn’t even want to be enemies—he offers David wealth and power beyond anything he’s ever known. He even offers to cure David’s mother and spare those he loves from the coming war. All Thain wants is for David to stay quiet about the drug’s side effects.

Do the right thing and his mother dies. Do the wrong thing, and his mother lives while billions of others die.

For David, the solution is simple. Thain’s appetite for conquest endangers not only Earth, but Rose’s world and every other world Thain learns about. Thain must be stopped.

But how do you kill someone whose will has already proven stronger than death itself?

(source: Bol.com)

La Toscana di Boccaccio

Il progetto “La Toscana di Boccaccio: itinerari culturali nel paesaggio toscano attraverso il Decameron”, si propone di ricostruire, tramite l’analisi del Decameron, i paesaggi del Trecento, paesaggi espressivi di un forte valore identitario e vivacemente evidenziati da Giovanni Boccaccio. Come viene evidenziato nel Piano Integrato della Cultura 2008-2010 al punto 2.2 : “ Le risorse e le attività culturali rappresentano per la Toscana un fattore costitutivo essenziale e fondante della stessa identità regionale, un identità costruitasi nel tempo attraverso vicende storiche che hanno segnato profondamente il territorio regionale, lasciando come traccia una ricchezza unica in termini di beni culturali e testimonianze artistiche”
### Sinossi
Il progetto “La Toscana di Boccaccio: itinerari culturali nel paesaggio toscano attraverso il Decameron”, si propone di ricostruire, tramite l’analisi del Decameron, i paesaggi del Trecento, paesaggi espressivi di un forte valore identitario e vivacemente evidenziati da Giovanni Boccaccio. Come viene evidenziato nel Piano Integrato della Cultura 2008-2010 al punto 2.2 : “ Le risorse e le attività culturali rappresentano per la Toscana un fattore costitutivo essenziale e fondante della stessa identità regionale, un identità costruitasi nel tempo attraverso vicende storiche che hanno segnato profondamente il territorio regionale, lasciando come traccia una ricchezza unica in termini di beni culturali e testimonianze artistiche”

Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel

After thirty-five riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. *Killer* is a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes.

The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology.

Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of  Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life.
*Killer* is Kellerman—and Delaware—at their finest.
**Praise for Jonathan Kellerman**

“Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.” **—*People ** *

“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”*** —The New York Times Book Review***
*From the Hardcover edition.*
### Review
**Praise for Jonathan Kellerman**

“Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.” **—*People ** *

“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”*** —The New York Times Book Review***
### About the Author
**Jonathan Kellerman** is the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, *The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club,* *Twisted,* and *True Detectives*. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored *Double Homicide* and *Capital Crimes*. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including *Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children* and *With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars*. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.