Drenched by rain, the town has been decaying ever since the banana company left. Its people are sullen and bitter, so when the doctor - a foreigner who ended up the most hated man in town - dies, there is no one to mourn him. But also living in the town is the Colonel, who is bound to honour a promise made many years ago.
Colonel Jack is one of Daniel Defoe’s most entertaining, revealing, and complex works. It is the supposed autobiography of an English gentleman who begins life as a child of the London streets. He and his brothers are brought up as pickpockets and highwaymen, but Jack seeks to improve himself. Kidnapped and taken to America, he becomes first a slave, then an overseer on plantations in Maryland. Jack’s story is one of dramatic turns of fortune that ultimately lead to a life of law-abiding prosperity as a plantation owner.
Colonel Jack is one of Daniel Defoe's most entertaining, revealing, and complex works. It is the supposed autobiography of an English gentleman who begins life as a child of the London streets. He and his brothers are brought up as pickpockets and highwaymen, but Jack seeks to improve himself. Kidnapped and taken to America, he becomes first a slave, then an overseer on plantations in Maryland. Jack's story is one of dramatic turns of fortune that ultimately lead to a life of law-abiding prosperity as a plantation owner.
In "The Masque of the Red Death" Edgar Allan Poe writes as no one else ever has of creeping, mounting terrors – of the deadly approach of a terrible pendulum, of the awful end of an ancient and noble house, and of the impossible beating of a dead heart.
The Spider-Slayer is scheduled for execution and Mayor J. Jonah Jameson is leaving nothing to chance. To ensure that everything goes according to plan, Jameson's called in the one man he can trust to oversee everything - the Superior Spider-Man.
The book of the known scientist devoted to the work of brilliant artist and theorist Wassily Kandinsky. Rejecting the over-simplified representation, V. S. Turchin carefully writes out a portrait of a remarkable personality, detail draws the image era, when they created their works one of the founding fathers of abstract art.
Harley Quinn. Deadshot. Killer Croc. Captain Boomerang. Enchantress. Katana. Separately, they’re an FBI “most wanted” list come to life. Together—under the command of the iron-willed Colonel Rick Flag and the indomitable Amanda Waller—they’re one of the world’s most effective fighting forces, ideally suited for the brutal but necessary jobs that are too dirty for regular superheroes. They are the top-secret operatives of Task Force X—the Suicide Squad. And they’re about to welcome a brand-new member. When Waller orders her team to recover an object known as the Black Vault from enemy hands, the Squad has no idea that within its opaque depths lurks the genocidal Kryptonian madman whose power and rage nearly took down Superman himself—General Zod. Beyond the challenge of subduing its newly acquired captive, however, Task Force X faces even greater dangers from the sinister sphere that once contained him. As its dark energies begin to wreak havoc on the team’s sanity, only its craziest member, Harley Quinn, is able to resist its insidious influence. But can one newly sane psychologist single-handedly stop the madness of the Black Vault, defeat Zod and keep the Suicide Squad from living up to its name?
Dawn breaks over Vancouver and no-one in the world has slept the night before, or almost no-one. A few people, perhaps one in ten thousand can still sleep, and they've all shared the same golden dream. A handful of children still sleep as well, but what they're dreaming remains a mystery. After six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis will set in. After four weeks, the body will die. In the interim, panic ensues and a bizarre new world arises in which those previously on the fringes of society take the lead. One couple experience a lifetime in a week as he continues to sleep, she begins to disintegrate before him, and the new world swallows the old one whole...
“No poet of recent years has possessed this need of expressing his life to others, more imperatively, pitifully, or tragically than Paul Verlaine, because no other poet was so weak to the press of destiny.” From prominent writer Stefan Zweig comes the biography of one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry – Paul Verlaine.
There is no hiding oneself from Truth, there is nothing that can be concealed from Wisdom. There is no secret on the Earth that would not be revealed some day. Human life and death is a stream of one process. To understand the past means to learn to overcome the dangers of the present. To come out of it is possible only by becoming Human! This book was written based on the personal diary of a former high school senior girl reflecting events of the years 1990-1991.
William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. In 1867 Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins collaborated to produce a stage play titled No Thoroughfare. Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, Walter Wilding. After the death of one - now a proprietor of a wine merchant's company - the executors are commissioned to find a missing heir. Their quest takes them from wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean - across the Alps in winter.
Now in its fourth edition, this textbook is one of the few titles worldwide to cover enzyme kinetics in its entire scope and the only one to include its implications for bioinformatics and systems biology. Multi-enzyme complexes and cooperativity are therefore treated in more detail than in any other textbook on the market. The respected and well known author is one of the most experienced researchers into the topic and writes with outstanding style and didactic clarity. As with the previous editions, he presents here steady-state kinetics and fast reactions, supplementing each chapter with problems and solutions. For the first time, this edition features a companion website providing all figures in colour www.wiley-vch.de/home/fundenzykinet
At the world-renowned Weizmann Research Institute, Dr Eran Segal and Dr Eran Elinav have been looking at what and how we eat differently. In one of the largest ever studies of nutrition and health they have proved conclusively that every food affects every body differently.In other words, what is healthy for one person could be unhealthy for another. The Personalized Diet offers the ground breaking knowledge, tools and life hacks to re-examine how you think about food, health and well-being, and discover the right foods for you. There are no foods that are just good or bad, there is no one-size-fits-all diet; instead, there is The Personalized Diet.Welcome to your blueprint for a healthier, happier, longer life.