Deception Point


Deception Point
  • Author : Dan Brown
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006-03-28
  • ISBN : 1416524800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the eve of a presidential race in which NASA's budget is a pivotal issue, the space agency announces the discovery of an ancient meteorite filled with fossils deep in the Arctic ice.

Battle Born


Battle Born
  • Author : Dale Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2009-11-04
  • ISBN : 9780307426888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Author of an extraordinary string of New York Times bestselling novels, Dale Brown is the undisputed master of the aerial techno-thriller. Filled with explosive adventure, unforgettable characters, and authentic technology set against political scenarios so real they often anticipate world events, each of Dale Brown's novels is a major event. Now he returns to the airspace only he can truly call his own, in a blockbuster novel about a world on the brink of World War III and a new generation of brash young heroes... Patrick McLanahan is back. The veteran navigator-bombardier and brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force has been sent to a B-1B Lancer unit in Nevada to develop and train a tactical strike unit designed to seek out and destroy enemy missiles. He has his pick of the most aggressive Type A personalities in the flying game, though it may take years to pull this bunch of mavericks together to fight as a team. Then time runs out. The fragile peace in Asia is shattered when what was supposed to be a joint U.S.-Japan-South Korea mock bombing raid turns lethal. Instead of hewing to the script, South Korean fighter-bombers streak north to destroy several North Korean command-and-control, special forces, and secret police centers in support of a massive people's revolt against the Communist regime. To the world's surprise, the raids are a complete success. The North Korean military surrenders. The borders are thrown wide open and the United Republic of Korea is born. But this United Korea is also the world's newest nuclear power. It refuses to destroy thousands of captured nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, which it sees as potent protection against the massive threat of China to its north. Vowing never again to be anyone's puppet, it is ready to defy the United States and even attack China in order to preserve its sovereignty. Thus begins a conflict that threatens to embroil all of Asia. Enter McLanahan's raw, audacious team. Sent into the fray both to protect United Korea and to stop it from touching off World War III, Patrick's small but potent hunter-killer bomber force has the world's newest, most powerful nonnuclear weapon at its disposal--if its aces ever stop fighting each other long enough to start fighting the enemy.... Relentlessly paced, filled with the you-are-there feel of supersonic flight, Battle Born delivers the technology, action, and drama that Brown fans savor. It is this marvelous storyteller's most exciting and satisfying novel yet.

The Art of Deception


The Art of Deception
  • Author : Sergio Kokis
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release : 2002-05-01
  • ISBN : 177070115X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Where is reality to be found: at the surface of things or behind it? Max Willem, a young art student in Montreal at the end of the 1960s, becomes obsessed with outward appearances - with makeup, costume, and masks of all kinds. For him, outward reality, and in particular that of the opposite sex, is composed of many veils of illusion and artifice through which he must see if he is to feel fully alive. At the same time, Max discovers his exceptional talent for art forgery. Moving to New York, he becomes a tool in the hands of a powerful international ring dealing in forged art, and suffers from the loss of his own artistic integrity. Himself seduced as much a seducer, how can Max escape and redeem his artistic soul? In The Art of Deception, Sergio Kokis has written a novel about mystification and illusion. His exuberant narrative provides a caustic insight into the undersides of art and of love.

The Lost Symbol


The Lost Symbol
  • Author : Dan Brown
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 1400079144
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The discovery of a mysterious object in the U.S. Capitol building and a subsequent kidnapping lead Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into a web of mysterious codes, secret locations, and hidden knowledge.

Dan Brown s Robert Langdon Series


Dan Brown   s Robert Langdon Series
  • Author : Dan Brown
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2017-01-12
  • ISBN : 1473543207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For the first time, all four Robert Langdon thrillers are now available as one ebook bundle. If you haven't read a Dan Brown yet, now's the time. ANGELS AND DEMONS The countdown to oblivion has started - who will stop the clock? A famous scientist is found dead, a mysterious symbol burned into his skin. Many miles away in Rome, the world’s cardinals gather to elect a new pope. Little do they know that beneath their feet, a vast bomb has started to tick. Professor Robert Langdon must work out the link between these two seemingly unconnected events if he is stop the Vatican being blown sky high. THE DA VINCI CODE The race to uncover the oldest secret has begun . . . An eminent man is brutally murdered in the world’s most famous museum. Around his body are a ring of codes, hastily drawn in blood. He died to protect a long-kept secret which Professor Robert Langdon must now uncover. It will be a race against time to decipher this final message. Can he get there before the killers do? THE LOST SYMBOL To save a life, you must first crack the code . . . A mysterious invitation brings Professor Robert Langdon to Washington DC. But all is not as it seems in this powerful city. An ancient organization plans to reassert itself. And he is the only man standing in its way. If he is to prevent a terrible plan being executed, Langdon must decipher a series of increasingly bloody clues. But first he has to make sure he stays alive . . . INFERNO The world is in danger - who will save it? Robert Langdon wakes up in a Florence hospital with no clue how he got there. But another attack on his life makes it very clear – someone wants him dead. And fast. To survive, Langdon must work out who it is. And then he must answer the next question – why?

The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication


The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication
  • Author : Tony Docan-Morgan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-04-29
  • ISBN : 3319963341
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Deception and truth-telling weave through the fabric of nearly all human interactions and every communication context. The Palgrave Handbook of Deceptive Communication unravels the topic of lying and deception in human communication, offering an interdisciplinary and comprehensive examination of the field, presenting original research, and offering direction for future investigation and application. Highly prominent and emerging deception scholars from around the world investigate the myriad forms of deceptive behavior, cross-cultural perspectives on deceit, moral dimensions of deceptive communication, theoretical approaches to the study of deception, and strategies for detecting and deterring deceit. Truth-telling, lies, and the many grey areas in-between are explored in the contexts of identity formation, interpersonal relationships, groups and organizations, social and mass media, marketing, advertising, law enforcement interrogations, court, politics, and propaganda. This handbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, academics, researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in the pervasive nature of truth, deception, and ethics in the modern world.

Dying to be Ill


Dying to be Ill
  • Author : Marc D. Feldman,Gregory P. Yates
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-05-11
  • ISBN : 1351663534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most of us can recall a time when we pretended to be sick to reap the benefits that go along with illness. By playing sick, we gained sympathy, care, and attention, and were excused from our responsibilities. Though doing so on occasion is considered normal, there are those who carry their deceptions to the extreme. In this book, Dr. Marc Feldman describes people’s strange motivations to fabricate or induce illness or injury to satisfy deep emotional needs. Doctors, family members, and friends are lured into a costly, frustrating, and potentially deadly web of deceit. From the mother who shaves her child’s head and tells her community he has cancer, to the co-worker who suffers from a string of incomprehensible "tragedies," to the false epilepsy victim who monopolizes her online support group, "disease forgery" is ever-present in the media and in many people’s lives. In Dying to be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception, Dr. Feldman, with the assistance of Gregory Yates, has chronicled this fascinating world as well as the paths to healing. With insight developed from 25 years of hands-on experience, Dying to be Ill is sure to stand as a classic in the field.

The Solomon Key And Beyond


The Solomon Key And Beyond
  • Author : W. Frederick Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Nimble Books LLC
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780975447994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Unauthorized Dan Brown Update includes information about Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, Deception Point, The Da Vinci Code (book and movie), The Solomon Key, and subsequent novels. It's a "mini" book in the sense that it is fairly thin - 96 pages to start with, although it will grow over time. (For example, detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of The Solomon Key will be added soon after that novel is published.) This is a "meta" book in the sense that it complements, without trying to replace, the many worthy books that are already available about The Da Vinci Code. This book is unique in that it provides a "nimble," timely report on *all* of Dan Brown's activities, including everything that is known about The Solomon Key, "The Da Vinci Code" movie, and beyond.

The art of war


The art of war
  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2020-05-12
  • ISBN : 171694760X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the most famous strategy treatise in the world, which has become a cult book within the company. It proposes valid principles both in the world of military strategy and in business or politics. Despite its age, it is an extremely modern book, which will help to reflect on any type of problem and to propose the necessary strategies to solve it without conflict. The Art of War is the best strategy book of all time. Ideal to apply in all aspects of life to achieve victory without conflict.

The Language of Deception


The Language of Deception
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 0761909168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Web of Deception


Web of Deception
  • Author : Anne P. Mintz
  • Publisher : Information Today, Inc.
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780910965606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines clues the casual Internet users and professionals should be alert for when doing research on the Web, discussing topics such as e-commerce fraud, Web sites that "play doctor," identity theft, and charity scams.

Management Studies in Crisis


Management Studies in Crisis
  • Author : Dennis Tourish
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-07-18
  • ISBN : 1108480470
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Management research is criticised for poor research practices and not addressing important problems. Tourish proposes fundamental changes to rescue it from crisis. A must read for management and organisation scholars, practising managers, university administrators and policy makers within higher education.

Do Good


Do Good
  • Author : David B. Berman
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 032157320X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Great design can be an agent of social change. The environmental crisis is the greatest issue of today, and according to author David Berman, consumerism is its largest cause ... often fuelled by convincing graphic and product design intended to invent 'needs'. Alternatively, creative professionals can use their skills to help spread messages and ideas the World really needs to hear, doing good by how we design and how we use design. This book offers a powerful and hopeful message that includes solutions that everyone will want to hear. In this provocative and dramatically-illustrated book, David Berman argues that we live in an age where the democratisation of technology offers us each an opportunity to leave a greater legacy by the creative ideas we choose to share rather than the genes we strive to propagate. Indeed, the future of civilization has become our common design project. He believes that communications professionals have more conspicuous power than they realize, and play a core role in helping some corporations mislead audiences in order to invent unfulfilled 'needs' in larger and larger markets. In a World where design has become a recognized corporate asset, designers and their clients have the opportunity to use their persuasive skills responsibly and to accelerate awareness. Recent developments regarding professionalism and ethics offer powerful hope that there is great opportunity for designers and other professionals to choose what their still-young profession will be about: creating visual lies to help sell stuff or helping repair the World by bridging knowledge and understanding. Do Good Design is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA.

Bone Gods


Bone Gods
  • Author : Caitlin Kittredge
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release : 2010-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781429926812
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Witch hunts are on the rise and supernatural turf wars are reaching a boiling point. Then, just when it seems life couldn't get any worse for Pete, Jack reappears—but he's no longer the man she's always known. Hell has changed him forever. And he's brought back with him a whole world of trouble... A cabal of necromancers are using ancient, unspeakable magic to turn the tide of war in their favor. Then, as the city is about to sink into chaos, Pete receives a chilling directive: To end the war, you must kill the crow-mage. Beset from all sides, Pete finds herself turning to an unholy source for help...even if doing so could destroy Black London—and life as she knew it—once and for all.

The Trial


The Trial
  • Author : Franz Kafka,General Press
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release : 2019-10-05
  • ISBN : 938944067X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written in 1914, The Trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K, an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to him. Once arrested, he is released, but must report to court on a regular basis—an event that proves maddening, as nothing is ever resolved. As he grows more uncertain of his fate, his personal life—including work at a bank and his relations with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door—becomes increasingly unpredictable. As K. tries to gain control, he succeeds only in accelerating his own excruciating downward spiral.

Banned Mind Control Techniques Unleashed


Banned Mind Control Techniques Unleashed
  • Author : Daniel Smith
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2014-11-18
  • ISBN : 9781503286726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mind control is a tool that one can use for good or evil purposes. It all depends on the type of mind control that is involved and the intent of the individual who wants to apply it. It also depends on whether the target or subject of mind control will benefit from it or is harmed. Nonetheless, mind control is a very intriguing and fascinating topic. The majority of us use some form of mind control such as persuasion or manipulation in our everyday lives to get what we want from others and to achieve our goals. Some of us even have used the mind control technique of self hypnosis on ourselves for self improvement in the areas of weight loss, reducing stress levels, or eradicating bad habits such as smoking from our lives. Mind control is a vast subject that has many components and factors to it and to get the proper understanding of it and the many techniques that are involved, it must be examined and explored in great detail. In his book entitled Banned Mind Control Techniques Unleashed author Daniel Smith covers in detail Mind Control and its associated techniques that are literally hidden away from the general public. You will learn about the dark secrets of hypnosis, manipulation, deception, persuasion, brainwashing and human psychology. After reading this book you will have a deeper understanding of mind control and its core principles. You will also have the information that you need to use mind control on others or stop others from using mind control on you!

The Templar Conspiracy


The Templar Conspiracy
  • Author : Paul Christopher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-01-04
  • ISBN : 1101477822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Rome, the assassination of the Pope on Christmas Day sets off a massive investigation that stretches across the globe. But behind the veil of Rex Deus-the Templar cabal that silently wields power in the twenty-first century-the plot has only just begun. When retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday uncovers the true motive behind the pontiff's murder, he must unravel a deadly design to extend the Templar influence to the highest levels of power.

The Willpower Instinct


The Willpower Instinct
  • Author : Kelly McGonigal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-12-29
  • ISBN : 1101553731
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

How to Read a Book


How to Read a Book
  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781439144831
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Dead to Me


Dead to Me
  • Author : Anton Strout
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780441015788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gifted with the ability to touch an object and divine information about its history, Simon Canderous, a reformed criminal working for New York City's secret Department of Extraordinary Affairs, agrees to help a woman, who does not know she is dead, track down her killers. Original.