Changing On The Fly

Author: TB Mann
Publisher: TB Mann
ISBN: 1999486617
Format: PDF, Kindle
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They say it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved before. Baloney! Kayla’s loved and lost. Three times! Giving up, she made the stupidest mistake of her life—a brief engagement to the wrong man. Kayla has never been normal. Her first foray into love was with two rising stars in the hockey world. Kris and Ryan promised her the world and then disappeared. Her shattered heart found solace with her baby sister’s neonatologist, Adam, who stitched her heart together only to break it along new lines. After dissolving a loveless engagement, Kayla retreated to lick her wounds, but even that is interrupted. An untimely death and a debt to pay has Kayla returning to the fold of her first loves. But the surprise appearance of Adam turns her disastrous life upside down. Six years apart has done nothing to cool the flames between her and any of the three. How can she possibly choose? Or will the choice be made for her? Will Kris, Ryan, and Adam pull her in separate directions or will they become a team to keep her in their lives. The only way to keep the pressure on is by changing on the fly.

Change On The Fly

Author: Mary E Thompson
Publisher: BluEyed Press
ISBN: 1944090169
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Lucy Davoli has been shaken. When her boyfriend broke up with her, she lost the fragile hold she had on her life. Bouncing from living with her parents to living alone, but with a boyfriend who kept her on track, Lucy has never had to manage her own life. But with her ex gone, she flounders. Something that frustrates her brothers. Chris Wiser just wants to build furniture, have sex once in a while, and teach. A beer every so often works, too. When the woman who kissed him in the bar disappears, he wonders what the hell happened. Why did she kiss him? Why did he like it so damn much? And why did she run off without finding out where things could go? Preferably his bed, but he didn’t get the chance to hand out the invite. When Lucy shows up after Chris’s hockey game and propositions him to help her, he finds it hard to say no to the sexy woman who skated out of his reach all too quickly. That’s not the only thing that’s hard. Chris accepts her offer even though he has more work than time with a huge presentation breathing down his neck. Lucy needs to show her brothers she can be who they need her to be at a time when she has no choice but to step up. If they’ll trust her she’ll show them what she’s capable of. With Chris’s help. With their ruse underway, Lucy needs to keep relationship-fearing Chris from finding out she’s starting to wonder if he’s the one she should be with, and Chris is determined to help Lucy realize she doesn’t need a man to be the person he sees inside.

Pest Control Operations and Systems Analysis in Fruit Fly Management

Author: Marc Mangel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642708838
Format: PDF, ePub
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These are the proceedings of an Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), sponsored by the NATO Science Panel, entitled "Pest Control: Operations and Systems Analysis in Fruit Fly Management". The ARW was held in Bad Windsheim, Germany during the week of 5 August 1985. The purpose of the ARW was to bring together scientists who are interested in fruit fly problems, but who usually do not have an opportunity to speak with each other, for an intense week of interdisciplinary collaboration. In particular, the group present at the ARW contained a mix of biologists, field ecologists, mathematical modellers, operational program managers, economists and social scientists. Each group has its own professional meetings at which fruit fly problems are discussed, but the point of the ARW was to learn about the problem from the perspective of other fields, which are equally important for the ultimate management of the fruit fly problems. (A list of attendees follows this preface. ) It appears that the ARW successfully met its objective of bringing together a group for interdisciplinary considerations of the problems; I hope that the proceedings do as well. The ARW was structured with formal lectures in the mornings and workshops in the afternoons. For the morning lectures, four different topics were chosen: 1) basic biology and ecology, 2) trapping and detection, 3) control and eradication, and 4) policy issues. Each morning, one lecture from each area was presented.

The Cutting Edge

Author: Mark A. Lorell
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833025953
Format: PDF, ePub
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The proposition that innovation is critical in the cost-effective design and development of successful military aircraft is still subject to some debate. RAND research indicates that innovation is promoted by intense competition among three or more industry competitors. Given the critical policy importance of this issue in the current environment of drastic consolidation of the aerospace defense industry, the authors here examine the history of the major prime contractors in developing jet fighters since World War II. They make use of an extensive RAND database that includes nearly all jet fighters, fighter-attack aircraft, and bombers developed and flown by U.S. industry since 1945, as well as all related prototypes, modifications, upgrades, etc. The report concludes that (1) experience matters, because of the tendency to specialize and thus to develop system-specific expertise; (2) yet the most dramatic innovations and breakthroughs came from secondary or marginal players trying to compete with the industry leaders; and (3) dedicated military R&D conducted or directly funded by the U.S. government has been critical in the development of new higher-performance fighters and bombers.


Author: Heinz Unbehauen
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1848261403
Format: PDF
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This Encyclopedia of Control Systems, Robotics, and Automation is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems EOLSS, which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. This 22-volume set contains 240 chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It is the only publication of its kind carrying state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Control Systems, Robotics, and Automation and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Journal of the Franklin Institute

Author: Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Format: PDF
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Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-59. Cf. Index to v. 1-120 of the Journal, p. [415]