Author: Maria Cerrada
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Antimicrobial polymers are materials that prevent microorganism growth and are needed for many everyday applications from food packaging and water treatment to medicine and healthcare. This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field. Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications. With contributions from leading scientists the book is suitable for researchers in polymers, chemistry, biology and materials science interested in an overview of antimicrobial polymeric materials as well as the recent advances in their synthesis, properties and applications.
Author: Per-Erik Nilsson
In Unveiling the French Republic, Per-Erik Nilsson engages in a critical analysis of national identity, secularism, and Islam in France. He argues that secular ideology has been used to justify religious intolerance, mask ethnic prejudice, and reify French national identity.
Author: Chloe Wilkox
Publisher: Editions addictives
Ils s’attirent autant qu’ils se détestent ! *** – On ne devrait pas, réponds-je. – Tu dis ça comme si c’était une mauvaise chose, remarque-t-il. La déraison. La perte de contrôle. – C’est une mauvaise chose. Regarde où ça t’a… Je m’interromps avant de dire quelque chose de blessant et rougis jusqu’aux oreilles. – … Où ça m’a mené ? complète-t-il en tenant mon visage entre ses mains. À trouver le courage d’embrasser une fille aux yeux saphir qui a un goût de cerise. Qui me prend pour un con, certes, mais qui me rend dingue. Il parle si près de mes lèvres que c’est comme s’il les caressait avec ses mots, avec sa voix feutrée, légèrement cassée par la fatigue, terriblement profonde et masculine. – J’ai menti, je ne te prends pas pour un con, lui avoué-je. Mais tu me fais peur. – Je ne te ferai pas de mal, tu le sais ? promet-il avec un regard intense et protecteur tout en laissant sa main descendre jusqu’à l’endroit le plus défendu et le plus avide de mon corps. J’exhale, ferme les yeux et me laisse faire. Ma tête bascule en arrière. Bon sang, c’est trop bon ! Je gémis et, instinctivement, pousse mon intimité contre sa paume. – Oui, tu le sais… Non, je ne le sais pas. Mais ça n’a plus aucune importance à présent. Je me fiche que Casey me blesse comme il a blessé Nicole et toutes celles qui se sont confiées à la presse. Je me fiche de souffrir. Ce que je veux, c’est vivre, enfin. *** Star d’Hollywood aux mille frasques, Casey Lewitt est envoyé contre son gré à Hawaï pour une mission humanitaire : pas d’alcool, pas de drogue et pas de fête. L’enfer ! Mais il reste la drague et les filles, qui succombent toutes à son corps de rêve et son sourire charmeur. Toutes, sauf Alana. Aussi fière que coincée, la jolie bénévole le déteste et refuse d’être une conquête de plus… malgré son attirance. Entre le bad boy qui refuse de se repentir et la fille aux mille secrets qui ne veut pas se dévoiler, les affrontements sont électriques ! *** Retrouvez dans cette histoire intégrale des héros aussi passionnés que blessés ! À la fin de ce livre, découvrez gratuitement l’extrait d’une autre romance.
Author: F. Jean Fornasiero, Colette Mrowa-Hopkins
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
"With a title derived literally from the explorations of the French in the Pacific and metaphorically from classroom encounters with another culture - both of which form important subsections to the volume - Explorations and Encounters in French actively seeks to unite those fields of enquiry sometimes seen as separate, namely, culture and language. The essays selected for inclusion in Explorations and Encounters in French bring together many of the current research strands in French Studies today, tapping into current pedagogical trends, analysing contemporary events in France, examining the Franco-Australian past, while reviewing teaching practice and the culture of teaching. Collectively, the essays reflect the common engagement with language, culture and society that characterizes the community of French teachers and scholars in Australia and abroad."--University of Adelaide Press webpage.
Author: Lisa Adkins, Diana Leonard
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Nicholas Atkin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
"Illustrated throughout, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the British and French experiences of the Second World War."--Jacket.
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
AN UPTIGHT BRITISH EXECUTIVE. AN ADVENTUROUS AMERICAN NEWBIE. A SEXY INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL IN THE MAKING. New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds! When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice. Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?
Author: James Patty
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
" Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) was a colorful and controversial Italian painter, talented musician, a notable comic actor, a prolific correspondent, and a successful satirist and poet. His paintings, especially his rugged landscapes and their evocation of the sublime, appealed to Romantic writers, and his work was highly influential on several generations of European writers. James S. Patty analyzes Rosa’s tremendous influence on French writers, chiefly those of the nineteenth century, such as Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, George Sand, and Théophile Gautier. Arranged in chronological order, with numerous quotations from French fiction, poetry, drama, art criticism, art history, literary history, and reference works, Salvator Rosa in French Literature forms a narrative account of the reception of Rosa’s life and work in the world of French letters. James S. Patty, professor emeritus of French at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Dürer in French Letters . He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Author: Rene Guy de Maupassant
Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his friends as Bel-Ami, is offered a job as a journalist on La Vie francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he also comes face to face with the realities of the corrupt society in which he lives - the sleazy colleagues, the manipulative mistresses and wily financiers - and swiftly learns to become an arch-seducer, blackmailer and social climber in a world where love is only a means to an end. Written when Maupassant was at the height of his powers, Bel-Ami is a novel of great frankness and cynicism, but it is also infused with the sheer joy of life - depicting the scenes and characters of Paris in the belle epoque with wit, sensitivity and humanity.Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. At his parents' separation he stayed with his mother, who was a friend of Flaubert. As a young man he was lively and athletic, but the first symptoms of syphilis appeared in the late 1870s. By this time Maupassant had become Flaubert's pupil in the art of prose. On the publication of the first short story to which he put his name, 'Boule de suif', he left his job in the civil service and his temporary alliance with the disciples of Zola at Médan, and devoted his energy to professional writing. In the next eleven years he published dozens of articles, nearly three hundred stories and six novels, the best known of which are A Woman's Life, Bel-Ami and Pierre and Jean. He led a hectic social life, lived up to his reputation for womanizing and fought his disease. By 1889 his friends saw that his mind was in danger, and in 1891 he attempted suicide and was committed to an asylum in Paris, where he died two years later.
Author: Tamara Shopsin
“Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world—when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life.” —Miranda July In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a funky, tight-knit small town in the big city, long before Sex and the City tours and luxury condos. The center of Tamara’s universe is Shopsin’s, her family’s legendary greasy spoon, aka “The Store,” run by her inimitable dad, Kenny—a loquacious, contrary, huge-hearted man who, aside from dishing up New York’s best egg salad on rye, is Village sheriff, philosopher, and fixer all at once. All comers find a place at Shopsin’s table and feast on Kenny’s tall tales and trenchant advice along with the incomparable chili con carne. Filled with clever illustrations and witty, nostalgic photographs and graphics, and told in a sly, elliptical narrative that is both hilarious and endearing, Arbitrary Stupid Goal is an offbeat memory-book mosaic about the secrets of living an unconventional life, which is becoming a forgotten art.
Author: Penelope Douglas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
DEVIL'S NIGHT is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back... BANKS Buried in the shadows of the city, there's a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark-it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery. But you think it's true, don't you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don't you? You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me-and have ever since I was a girl-I think maybe what you seek is so much closer than you'll ever realize. I will never betray him. So sit tight. On Devil's Night, the hunt will be coming to you. KAI You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don't know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again. No one can know what I've turned into. I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over. I want my life back. But the more I'm around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be. So come on, kid. Don't chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out. I've seen your hideaway. Time to see mine. *Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil's Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this.
Author: Estelle Maskame
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Love is everything but expected. Eden Monro came to California for a summer of sun, sand and celebrities what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers: a dad she hasn't seen in three years, a stepmonster and three stepbrothers. Eden gets her own room in her dad's fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother, Tyler Bruce. Whom she cannot stand. He's got angry green eyes and ego bigger than a Beverly Hills mansion. She's never felt such intense dislike for someone. But the two are constantly thrown together as his group of friends pull her into their world of rule-breaking, partying and pier-hanging. And the more she tries to understand what makes Tyler burn hotter than the California sun, the more Eden finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn't... Did I Mention I Love You? is the addictive first book in Wattpad sensation Estelle Maskame's DIMILY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak and forbidden romance. The DIMILY Trilogy: Did I Mention I Love You? (Book 1) Did I Mention I Need You? (Book 2) Did I Mention I Miss You? (Book 3)
Author: Webster Griffin Tarpley
Groundbreaking, brilliantly written, reveals the workings of state-sponsored terrorism. The expert on false flag ops - his first book exposed the "Red Brigades" as stooges of the P2 lodge and NATO stay-behind network -- Tarpley again demolishes the government's conspiracy theory. His working model of a network of moles, patsies, paramilitary pros and corrupt media is the only coherent explanation for 9/11. Not just another 9/11 book: deep analysis of history, geopolitics and the ruling oligarchy, too.
Author: Anna Todd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Book One of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--