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: Kim Karr
What if a “Once in a Lifetime” could happen twice? In Dahlia London’s world, happily ever after is a far cry from reality. Her soul has been left completely shattered by tragedy. But a surprising reunion with someone from her past is about to give her a reason to love again… When rock star River Wilde comes back into Dahlia’s life, their super-charged connection runs deeper than either of them ever expected. The more time they spend together, the more intense their relationship becomes, and Dahlia believes at last she has found her soul mate. But as old bonds fade and Dahlia’s grief begins to lift, her guilt and confusion remain. River desperately wants to be the one who mends what’s been broken—but with a past that refuses to stay buried, is it possible for their future to begin?
Author: Raymond Feist
Phil Hastings was a lucky man-he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he'd just moved into the house of his dreams in rural of magic-and about to be altered irrevocably by a magic more real than any he dared imagine. For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the cool. . .and the resurrection of a primordial war with a forgotten people-a war that not only the Hastings but the whole human race could lose. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Hesperus Press
A young genius reflects upon his life of philosophy, and then his gradual descent into insanity as he obsesses over a beautiful woman he watches carefully by the ocean.
Author: Auguste comte de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Robert Martin Adams
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Even after 100 years, this is a captivating fable - witty and biting - of a Thomas Edison-like inventor who creates the radiant and tragic android Hadaly, and the lovelorn aristocrat who falls for the manmade perfect woman who is conveniently adjustable so he may make her at his will to his taste and social needs.
Author: Bernie Su, Kate Rorick, Rachel Kiley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Based on the Emmy Award-winning “genius” (The Guardian) web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this is a new novel starring Lizzie’s spunky sister Lydia as she navigates the joys and pitfalls of becoming an adult in the digital age. Before her older sister, Lizzie, started her wildly popular vlog, Lydia was just a normal twenty-year-old plotting the many ways she could get away with skipping her community college classes and finding the perfect fake ID. She may not have had much direction, but she loved her family and had plenty of fun. Then Lizzie’s vlog turned the Bennet sisters into Internet sensations, and Lydia basked in the attention as people watched, debated, tweeted, tumblr’d, and blogged about her life. But not all attention is good… After her ex-boyfriend, George Wickham took advantage of Lydia’s newfound web-fame, betrayed her trust, and destroyed her online reputation, she’s no longer a naïve, carefree girl. Now, Lydia must work to win back her family’s trust and respect and find her place in a far more judgmental world. Told in Lydia’s distinctive, eccentric, and endearing voice, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet picks up right where The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet left off and “offers a fresh take on Pride and Prejudice without ruining it” (The Washington Post, on The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet). Featuring fresh twists, wonderful new characters, and scores of hilarious texts, doodles, and tweets, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet takes you behind the webcam and into the lives of your favorite sisters in a way that’s sure to satisfy existing fans and delight new ones.
Author: Bella Forrest
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Welcome to the 5th book of The Shade series... "Of course you know waho I am. I'm a daughter of the darkness just as surely as you are his son..." Ever since his brief encounter with Emilia at The Shade, Derek's thoughts and dreams have been haunted with images of the mysterious, beautiful brunette. Plagued with guilt, he struggles to understand why he is so drawn to this dark stranger from his past. When Emilia suddenly appears again on the island, Derek is both terrified and intrigued. But this time, he is determined to involve Sofia and discover who this woman is. If only Derek and Sofia knew, Emilia is a mystery that should be left undiscovered...
Author: Herrick Chapman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Using the example of the aircraft industry, which takes him like an arrow to the heart of many of the key conflicts in French life between 1936 and 1948, Herrick Chapman has written a penetrating and exceptionally well documented account of the way that France developed her present style of industrial relations, in which the state plays such a central role. No book I know so successfully integrates the history of aviation . . . with the political and social history of France. Both thorough and thoughtful, it is an impressive achievement."--Robert Wohl, University of California, Los Angeles "An unusual, innovative book based on impressive research that throws new light in a major way on twentieth-century French politics and society . . . one of the most interesting and original monographs in modern French history in a long time."--Robert O. Paxton, Columbia University "This is a breakthrough of considerable importance. [Chapman] will become the leading North American, perhaps even English-speaking, historian of contemporary France."--George Ross, Brandeis University
Author: Bella Forrest
Avec plus de 7 millions d'exemplaires vendus et plus de 145 400 Evaluations 5 Etoiles de lecteurs des quatre coins du monde, la sErie Une nuance de vampire transportera les fanatiques de Twilight, The Mortal Instruments et The Vampire Diaries dans un univers pas comme les autres... Enfin en franCais ! Le soir de son dix-septiEme anniversaire, Sofia Claremont est engloutie dans un cauchemar duquel elle n'arrive pas A se rEveiller. Lors d'une paisible promenade nocturne sur la plage, elle tombe face A face avec une dangereuse crEature blafarde, assoiffEede bien plus que son sang. Sofia est prise en otage etemmenEe A l'Ombre, une Ile d'oU les rayons du soleil ont EtE bannis A jamais. Une Ile n'apparaissant sur aucune carte, rEgie par le clan de vampires le plus puissant de la Terre. Elle se rEveille lA, captive, esclave enchaInEe. La vie de Sofia prend un tournant exaltant et terrifiant lorsqu'elle est choisie parmi des centaines de jeunes filles pour aller vivre avec Derek Novak, le sombre prince royal, dans son harem juchE au sommet des arbres. MalgrE sa soif obsessive de pouvoir et du sang de Sofia, celle-ci comprend vite que l'endroit le plus sUrde l'Ile est dans ses quartiers, et qu'elle doit tout faire pour le conquErir si elle veut survivre une nuit de plus. REussira-t-elle ? Ou bien est-elle destinEe au mEme sort que celui subi par toutes les autres jeunes filles tombEes aux mains des Novak ? Achetez-le maintenant pour le dEcouvrir... « Je vous mets au dEfide lire ce livre et de ne pas l'aimer. - Get Lost In Fiction ★★★★★ « Une rEinvention du genre. Unique, passionnant, palpitant. - Faerie Tale Books ★★★★★ « ... une histoire absolument passionnante, excitante et sensible. Cinq Etoiles et une ovation ! - Books For Tomorrow ★★★★★ _________________________________________ Remarque L'histoire de Derek Novak et Sofia Claremont comporte sept tomes. Elle s'achEve autome 7 L'aurore du jour, oU les protagonistes embarquent pour une toute nouvelle aventure au tome 8, Une nuance de Novak.
Author: András Bálint Kovács
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Casting fresh light on the renowned productions of auteurs like Antonioni, Fellini, and Bresson and drawing out from the shadows a range of important but lesser-known works, Screening Modernism is the first comprehensive study of European art cinema’s postwar heyday. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s, András Bálint Kovács’s encyclopedic work argues that cinematic modernism was not a unified movement with a handful of styles and themes but rather a stunning range of variations on the core principles of modern art. Illustrating how the concepts of modernism and the avant-garde variously manifest themselves in film, Kovács begins by tracing the emergence of art cinema as a historical category. He then explains the main formal characteristics of modern styles and forms as well as their intellectual foundation. Finally, drawing on modernist theory and philosophy along the way, he provides an innovative history of the evolution of modern European art cinema. Exploring not only modernism’s origins but also its stylistic, thematic, and cultural avatars, Screening Modernism ultimately lays out creative new ways to think about the historical periods that comprise this golden age of film.
Author: Holly Smale
Geek + runway = a runaway UK hit! Geek Girl is the first book in a hilarious, internationally bestselling series that's perfect for fans of Louise Rennison and the Princess Diaries series. Harriet Manners is a geek. She always has been, and she thought she always would be—but when she's discovered by a modeling agent, she leaps at the chance to reinvent herself. There's only one problem: Harriet is the definition of awkward. Can she transform from geek to chic? Includes a sneak peek at Geek Girl: Model Misfit!
Author: Bella Forrest
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Hearts will tangle, romance will ignite... Continue the journey in A Tangle of Hearts. Order now! *Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts*