The Best Laid Plans

Author: Sidney Sheldon
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007386826
Format: PDF, ePub
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He wanted power; she wanted revenge. The magnificent novel by the internationally bestselling author of The Other Side of Midnight and Morning, Noon and Night.

The Best Laid Plans

Author: Terry Fallis
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 9780771047534
Format: PDF, ePub
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WINNER OF CBC CANADA READS This book beat out work by Douglas Coupland and Will Ferguson because it is very, very good--a terrific Canadian political satire. Here’s the set up: A burnt-out politcal aide quits just before an election--but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock--an engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to avoid teaching English to engineers--to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, certain to lose, and so on. Then a great scandal blows away his opponent, and to their horror, Angus is elected. He decides to see what good an honest M.P. who doesn’t care about being re-elected can do in Parliament. The results are hilarious--and with chess, a hovercraft, and the love of a good woman thrown in, this very funny book has something for everyone. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Special Needs

Author: Kathy Lette
Publisher: Bantam Press
ISBN: 9780593071366
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"As a middle-aged English teacher, Lucy never expected to be arrested for kerb-crawling. But her autistic son Merlin is desperate to lose his virginity before he turns twenty-one, and a prostitute seemed like his only option to get laid before he burst with curiosity and loneliness. Let off with a suspended sentence, Lucy resigns herself to the fact that her son will never have sex, let alone find love. Then Merlin miraculously does find a girlfriend . . . but Lucy's worries aren't over. Kayleigh might just be using Merlin for the money his grandmother left him. And Lucy's snake of an ex-husband is back on the scene too, angling for custody. Will Lucy ever be able to let her son go and start to live her own life? And will the quirky and quixotic Merlin ever find real love? Kathy Lette's riotous yet heartrending novel of a mother raising an autistic son tackles the taboo subject of sex for the 'differently abled' - and shows us that when it comes to love, we all have special needs . . ."

Concrete Revolution

Author: Christopher Sneddon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022628431X
Format: PDF
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Concrete Revolution offers a compelling historical account of the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation's contributions to dam technology, Cold War politics, and the social and environmental adversity perpetuated by the U.S. government in its pursuit of capitalist economic development. Founded in 1902, the Bureau amassed geopolitical power after the Second World War, in response to the Soviet Union's increasing global influence. By offering technical and water resource management advice to the world's underdeveloped regions, the Bureau found that it could not only provide them with economic assistance, and provide the U.S. with investment opportunities, but also gain alliances for the U.S. and further the country's global standing in the face of a burgeoning communist regime. The book includes a number of case studies, from the Bureau's foray into overseas development and the launch of its Foreign Activities Office in 1950, to specific projects such as the Litani River initiative in Lebanon, the Blue Nile investigation in Ethiopia, and the Mekong river basin development project in mainland Southeast Asia, the bureau's longest international undertaking, which affected Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. If, Sneddon argues, we can come to understand dams as both technical and political objects rather than mere instruments of impartial science, we can better participate in current debates about large dams and river basin planning.

The Hidden Survivor

Author: Connor McCoy
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781717729255
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Glen Carter had it all: a wife, a family, a thriving medical practice

Elite

Author: MR Drew Wagar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522819011
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by Drew Wagar under official license from the creators of, and based in the vast universe of, the seminal space trading computer game Elite: Dangerous. Lady Kahina Loren, born into the Prism system's powerful ruling family, is desperate to throw off the shackles of her privileged lifestyle and discover herself, but ambition crumbles when she faces death at the hands of the one person she thought she could trust. With the advanced technology of the 3rd millennium, death is not always as final as it seems, but when that technology malfunctions, is death the better option...

To the Beach Community Conservation and Its Role in Sustainable Development

Author: Thor Kerr
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 9781742586649
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When property developers, politicians, and a vocal community debate how local land should be used - with the media intent on exposing conflicting interests and incompatible ideologies - it is only a matter of time before plans change and careers take new paths. Written as an engaging account of Australian politics and coastal property development in Fremantle, To the Beach is a creative non-fiction account of the politics of ecological crisis in Australia. The book encourages readers to reflect on perceptions of environmental threats and solutions, and it describes how environmental movements form around a shared desire to live a local experience - in this case, the experience is Australia's beaches. To the Beach will be a useful scholarly resource and an engaging study for readers with an interest in Australian politics and culture, particularly at the nexus of property development and environmental activism. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: UWAP Scholarly) [Subject: Environmental Studies, Conservation, Australian Studies, Politics, Urban Planning]

Nineteen Eighty Four 1984

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849433496
Format: PDF, Mobi
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War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth, but when he’s handed a note that says simply ‘I love you’ by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. In a world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where a war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possibly hold onto what he feels inside? Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party’s reality and learn to love Big Brother? ‘Dunster – both in his faithful take on the story and in his sometimes extreme but always enthralling adaptation – gets close to the heart of Orwell’s warning, pointing up but not overemphasising its current political resonances.... Newspeak, Doublethink, Room 101 and Thought Police take on a chilling reality in this compelling production.’ – The Independent