This work documents the increasing awareness among architects and clients worldwide of the benefits of prefabricated architecture. Introducing over 25 projects designed by progressive architects, 'PreFab' takes a look at an assortment of briefs whose functions range from houses to offices and bars.
Professor Bevyn Jones ends up at a mystery retreat weekend in the country by a lake.
He barely has time to breathe the fresh morning air when a certain "Ladybug" sends him a text message, urging him to meet at the boathouse.
Upon his arrival, he finds the door open and a very dead body. Jones' entourage grows with Detective Jennifer Watson, posing as cocked and loaded Miss Scarlett; Bob, the smiling manager of the whole shebang; Chief Murphy, forced out of retirement and Detective Roy, a recalcitrant pain. As the number of suspects grows another body turns up dead. Bevyn probes deeper into the mansion's past. He visits his old martial arts teacher about the suspicious coincidence of an accidental death that took place in the same boathouse years before. Readers follow Jones down a bevy of dark corridors and through hidden doors one the trail of every clue. In a chandelier-lit ballroom full of suspects and law enforcement officials, Bevyn exposes the guilty and innocent. Just when the mystery appears to be solved, Bevyn follows up on one last loose end...
Expectations are high for the new guy in town, and these five heroes don’t disappoint. You’ll be glad you opened your door to the passionate possibilities! Trapped in Tourist Town: Cady dreams of leaving tiny Scallop Shores for the bright lights of New York City, but she’s stuck playing tour guide when travel writer Burke blows into town for the summer. When deeper feelings develop, can he convince her that everything they need is right in front of them? Naturally Enchanted: As a struggling journalist, Owen Cooper has to make a name for himself, and a tip that a real-life witch is living on Mango Cove may just lead to the big story he needs. Undercover as a shipwrecked tourist, he worms his way into Ezra’s family and their secrets, but can he get her out of his heart? Hiding from Hollywood: When movie producer Ethan Walker breezes into Abby’s diner, she’s terrified. The last thing she wants is her name connected with his when her life is now about hiding from the tabloids. But when she’s left without a safe place to stay, Ethan offers her sanctuary in his home, and Abby must decide whether she can finally stop running and trust Ethan with her secret. Southern Comfort: Natalie Coleman has her hands full with her family responsibilities; she certainly doesn’t have time to humor a Chicago journalist who lands on her porch, seeking spooks in her house. But it turns out there’s more to Newland Tran’s story than Confederate ghosts. Can the unlikely pair discover the truth behind the eerie goings-on before Newland succumbs to Natalie’s brand of southern comfort? Jade’s Treasure: Jade Sawyer simply wants to be left alone to manage her family’s mountain resort and design her jewelry. Then world-famous author Matthew Riley McLaughlin arrives to claim the room he booked as a hideout, and their shared need for privacy becomes personal. But can she overlook a shocking betrayal?
Who were the first men and women who abandoned the Church of Rome and became the world's first Protestants? Harvard historian Steven Ozment does not present us with the remote, dusty figures of history, but rather with the shoemakers and housewives, students and politicians who were among the first followers of Martin Luther. Using pamphlets, diaries, letters, and other primary soruces, Ozment examines the origins of the Reformation and the nature of Protestantism. Rather than seeing the Reformation as the progenitor of German absolutism, as do many scholars of the period, Ozment sees in Protestantism the historic assertion of key Western values--social reform, individual religious conviction, hard work, and the rejection of corruption, hypocrisy, and empty ritual.
Market forces have profoundly affected the contemporary research university's fundamental tasks of creating and disseminating knowledge. They arguably have provided American universities access to greater wealth, better students, and stronger links with the economy. Yet they also have exaggerated inequalities, diminished the university's control over its own activities, and weakened the university's mission of serving the public. Incorporating twenty years of research and new data covering 99 research universities, Knowledge and Money explains this paradox by assessing how market forces have affected universities in four key spheres of activity: finance, undergraduate education, primary research, and participation in regional and national economic development. The book begins by chronicling how universities have enlarged revenues by optimizing tuitions, and how they have managed these funds.
It reveals why competition for the best students through selective undergraduate admissions has led to increased student consumerism and weakened university control over learning. The book also explains why research has become an increasingly autonomous activity within the university, expanding faster than class instruction or faculty resources. Finally, it shows how the linkage of research to economic development has engendered closer ties with industry and encouraged the commercialization of knowledge.
Birkenhead, 1973. The eighteen-year-old Paul O'Grady gets ready for a big Saturday night out on the town. New white T-shirt, freshly ironed jeans, looking good. As he bids farewell to his mum, who's on the phone to his auntie, and wanders off down the street in a cloud of aftershave, he hears her familiar cry: 'Oh, the devil rides out tonight, Annie. The Devil rides out!' The further adventures of Paul O'Grady - following on from the million-copy-selling At My Mother's Knee - are, if anything, even more hilarious and outrageous than what has come before. As Paul struggles to get to grips with unexpected fatherhood and bereavement, he searches high and low for a job that lasts and somehow finds himself getting married in the process. Work takes him from an abattoir to a children's home, from a hospital to a nightclub, and from penthouse to pavement. Along the way, he takes his first-Savage steps on stage, tastes the exotic delights of Manila and invades Poland . . . To say that The Devil Rides Out is action-packed is an understatement. Its extraordinary cast of characters includes lords and ladies, the legendary Vera, a serial killer, more prostitutes than you can shake a stick at and drag queens of every shape and size. Wickedly funny, often moving, and searingly honest, Paul's tales of the unexpected will make your jaw drop and your hair stand on end. And you'll laugh like a drain. The Devil Rides Out - one hell of a read!