This is already a book of significant historical impact. It was the lab manual used by the Aum cult for their nerve gas manufacturing operation. This celebration of that ancient and fine art of poisoning largely focuses upon the guerrilla deployment of chemical warfare technology on scales ranging from individual assassination missions to large scale assaults covering areas equivalent to several city blocks. Nerve gases, ricin, botulinum toxin, and many other agents are covered in detail along with production and deployment information.
´A character destined for television´ Daily Mail ´High octane drama from one of Britain´s freshest crime voices´ Phil Williams, BBC Radio Five live It is an ordinary Yorkshire morning, cold and miserable. The streets are not yet busy. Police cars hurriedly pull up in the centre of town, but none of their lights are flashing and the sirens are silent. A body has been found, elaborately and painstakingly positioned to send a message. But what message? And to who? It´s DCI Harry Virdee´s job to find out. But Harry doesn´t know that the killer is watching him, that the killer is coming for him. Because this is personal. ´Dhand is a fearless writer´ Sunday Times A DI Harry Virdee Thriller
In the silent pre-dawn city hours--alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, the woman he loves, three thousand miles away in New York--LAPD detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered with blood that is not her own. It is a sobering discovery, and a perplexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl. Obsessed more deeply by this case than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer. But his trail is leading him to a killing ground where four bodies lie still and lifeless. And by the time Rina returns, Peter Decker is already held fast in a sticky mass of hatred, passion, and murder--in a world where intense sweetness is accompanied by a deadly sting.
The photographer Linnart Unger takes pictures of parked buses, trucks and camping vans in all variations on the urban streets. The focus is on classics that were built in the 70´s - 80´s. The mobile homes are silent witnesses of lived adventures and as individual as their owners themselves. And they are perfect projection surfaces for stressed city dwellers and, of course, inspirational potential for every DIYer.
There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now. Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story? Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness history forgot. ´Make[s] you reflect on the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, the women throughout history who have been told by men to forget their trauma... You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers´ Evening Standard Praise for Pat Barker: ´Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation´ Sunday Telegraph ´She is not only a fine chronicler of war but of human nature´ Independent ´Barker is a writer of crispness and clarity and an unflinching seeker of the germ of what it means to be human´ Herald ´You go to her for plain truths, a driving storyline and a clear eye, steadily facing the history of our world´ Guardian
For his Instagram project ´´Vans of Berlin´´ the Berlin-based Linnart Unger photographs parked buses, trucks and camper vans in all variations on the streets. The focus is on classics that were built in the 70´s and 80´s. The mobile homes are silent witnesses of lived adventures and as individual as their owners themselves. And they are perfect projection surfaces for stressed city dwellers and, of course, inspirational potential for every DIYer.
People like to keep certain distances between themselves and other people or thigns. And this invisible bubble of space that constitutes each person´s ´´territory´´ is one of the key dimensions of modern society. Edward T. Hall, author of The Silent Language, introduced the science of proxemics to demonstrate how man´s use of space can affect personal and business reltions, cross-cultural interactions, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal. ´´One of the few extraordinary books about mankind´s future which should be read by every thoughtful person.´´ -Chicago Tribune ´´This is a book of impressive genius, replete with unusually sharp observations.´´ -Richard J. Neutra, Landscape Architecture
Germany´s premier city, Berlin, is one of the fastest growing and intriguing in Europe. This guidebook, written by experienced travel writer Damien Simonis, expertly guides you through the varied land- and cityscapes that are today´s Berlin. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid, up-to-date photographs and nearly 20 detailed, full-color maps, this second edition gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to the center of the new Europe, from the historic and massive Reichstag building in the town center to the complex of museums and gardens at the former royal palace in the west at Charlottenburg. Starting with a detailed introduction to Berlin´s unique history, food, land, and culture--factors that have clearly shaped the distinctive volksgeist of the German people--the book then explores each of the neighborhoods that make up the city. Among the sights: the city´s grand pastoral thoroughfare in the center of town, Unter Den Linden; the Forum of Culture, home of Berlin´s concert hall and several excellent museums; the Tiergarden, the large central park that constitutes some of metropolis´s extensive green space; the quiet woods, rivers, and lakelands of Berlin´s far west; and the many world-class museums clustered on Museum Island in the east. In addition, an ´´Excursions´´ chapter steers you to the best day trips out of the city. Special features give comprehensive information on many diverse topics such as the story of the Berlin Wall; the city´s Jewish community; and a look at Berlin´s famous Christmas markets. The book also presents mapped, guided walks and tours through some of the city´s most fascinating areas, including a walk through Red Berlin and a drive through the Mecklenburg lake district. Experiential sidebars--such as reliving the feel of pre-war Berlin at a silent-movie theater or visiting the city´s famed museums when they´re open all night--show you details on how to immerse yourself in Berlin´s culture. In addition, a thorough Travelwise section provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas. Whether you´re visiting Kurfürstendamm, Berlin´s main shopping street, revisiting history in front of the Brandenburg Gate, or strolling Frederick the Great´s sumptuous palaces and gardens at Potsdam, National Geographic Traveler: Berlin has everything you need to make your trip a memorable one. The National Geographic Traveler series is aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and look to a guidebook for expert advice and insider tips from a trustworthy source. We offer ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the feel of each destination not easily found online.
Murder, manslaughter, suicide, mishap - the very public business of determining death in colonial Sydney. Murder in colonial Sydney was a surprisingly rare occurrence, so when it did happen it caused a great sensation. People flocked to the scene of the crime, to the coroner´s court and to the criminal courts to catch a glimpse of the accused. Most of us today rarely see a dead body. In nineteenth century Sydney, when health was precarious and workplaces and the busy city streets were often dangerous, witnessing a death was rather common. And any death that was sudden or suspicious would be investigated by the coroner. Henry Shiell was the Sydney City Coroner from 1866 to 1889. In the course of his unusually long career he delved into the lives, loves, crimes, homes and workplaces of colonial Sydneysiders. He learnt of envies, infidelities, passions, and loyalties, and just how short, sad and violent some lives were. But his court was also, at times, instrumental in calling for new laws and regulations to make life safer. Catie Gilchrist explores the nineteenth century city as a precarious place of bustling streets and rowdy hotels, harbourside wharves and dangerous industries. With few safety regulations, the colourful city was also a place of frequent inquests, silent morgues and solemn graveyards. This is the story of life and death in colonial Sydney. PRAISE ´Catie Gilchrist draws back the veil on death in nineteenth-century Sydney to reveal life - ordinary, tragic and hopeful´ David Hunt, author of Girt and True Girt
Track Listing 1. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) 2. Deck the Halls (Welsh) 3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 4. The Holy City, sacred ballad for voice & piano (or orchestra and chorus, ad lib) 5. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra (´´Minuit, Chrétiens,´´ ´´O Holy Night´´) 6. White Christmas, song (from ´´Holiday Inn´´) 7. Walking in the Air, song, Op. 317a (for the film ´´The Snowman´´) 8. December Lights, for orchestra 9. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English) 10. Mary´s Little Boy Child, song 11. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles) 12. Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American) 13. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach´s Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) 14. From Heaven High I Come to You (Vom Himmel hoch), carol medley for violin & salon orchestra 15. O Little Town of Bethlehem 16. Every Year Anew (Alle Jahre wieder), carol medley for violin & salon orchestra 17. Petit Papa Noël, song 18. Sleep Little Jesus (Slaap nu mijn Jezuke) 19. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56