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    • Children's & YA

      Mute As a Fish

      When children fail to speak

      by Karen-Susan Fessel, Rosa Linke

      Selina doesn‘t talk to just anyone. And certainly not to adults! When someone addresses her, she just freezes and stares straight ahead. »Mute as a fish!«, some people say angrily. At home, however, Selina confidently reads every story of »Wilbur the Wusel« to her little sister. But at school at the authors‘ reading, Selina freezes up and juststands there staring and mute again! Something must be done!Selina finds help and learns in small steps how to outsmart her fear. This lovingly illustrated story helps understand selective mutism and encourages children to break their silence

    • Animal physiology
      February 2021

      The Right Dog for You

      How to choose the perfect breed for you and your family

      by David Alderton

      Covering 120 breeds, The Right Dog for You is the indispensable guide to choosing the ideal breed to match you and your family's lifestyle.

    • Architecture
      October 2020

      Urban Geometry

      by Andrés Gallardo Albajar

      One photographer’s travelogue of the abstract shapes of architecture in cities around the world From Stockholm to Seoul, Tartu to Taipei, Spanish photographer Andrés Gallardo Albajar has travelled the globe to capture the mesmerising sihouettes, colourful juxtapositions and angular forms of the world’s most exciting buildings. Set against vivid skies, these buildings pop with colour, shape and patterns making the book a riotous celebration of contemporary architecture.

    • History

      A little like us

      A pig's tale

      by Kristoffer Endresen

      Winston Churchill said: ‘Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us. Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal.’ But the relationship between pig and human is complicated. The pig is a living metaphor for all that is filthy, ugly, shameful and sinful. The pig is cast out – or more accurately, penned in, carefully concealed from the human gaze. Industrially farmed pigs never have the experience of lumbering out into the fresh spring air after being shut in for half a year like cows, and few people seem to care. At the same time, the pig is an invaluable medical model for the human body. And it is the animal we have eaten most of in the past fifty years. To get to the bottom of its essence and its mysteries, Kristoffer Hatteland Endresen cared for a litter of pigs from birth to slaughter in Jæren’s intensive pork industry. The result is a fascinating tale of appetite and aversion, meat and morals. And of a question that has haunted us across the ages: where, in fact, is the dividing line between humans and animals?

    • Science & Mathematics

      The Science of Baseball

      by David McGinty

      Phenomenon: What happens to energy when objects collide

    • Science & Mathematics
      April 2018

      Mathematik für angewandte Wissenschaften

      Ein Lehrbuch für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler

      by Joachim Erven, Dietrich Schwägerl

      Grundlagen: Mengen, reelle Zahlen, elementare Funktionen, Grenzwerte; Lineare Algebra (wesentlich ergänzt): Vektorräume, lineare Gleichungssysteme, Matrizen, Eigenwerte, analytische Geometrie, Skalarprodukt, Norm; komplexe Zahlen: GAUSSsche Zahlenebene, komplexe Funktionen, Anwendungen in der Technik; Differentialrechnung: Differenzierbarkeit, Ableitungsregeln, Anwendung auf Näherungen und Grenzwerte, NEWTON-Iteration; Integralrechnung: Unbestimmtes, bestimmtes, uneigentliches Integral, Hauptsatz der Differential- und Integralrechnung, Integrationsmethoden, praktische Anwendungen, numerische Integration; Ebene und räumliche Kurven: Parameterdarstellung von Kurven, Kurvengleichung in Polarkoordinaten; Reihen: Konvergenzkriterien, Potenzreihen, FOURIER-Reihen; Funktionen mehrerer Variablen: Partielle und vollständige Differenzierbarkeit, Doppelintegrale, Kurvenintegrale, Flächen im Raum, Umrisse; Differentialgleichungen: Elementare Verfahren für Dgln 1. und 2. Ordnung, lineare Dgln, Dgl-Systeme. Neu enthalten: Lineare Ausgleichsrechnung, Nabla-Kalkül, LAPLACE-Transformation, RUNGE-KUTTA-Verfahren In diesem Lehrbuch werden alle notwendigen Mathematikgrundlagen für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler in einem Band dargestellt. Viele anschauliche Beispiele führen in die Thematik ein und vertiefen das Gelernte anhand von über 300 Grafiken. Mit mehr als 300 Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen eignet sich das Buch hervorragend zum Selbststudium. Die Erstauflage dieses Buches, 1999 unter dem Titel »Mathematik für Ingenieure« erschienen, entstand aus Vorlesungen, die die beiden Autoren in verschiedenen Fachbereichen der Hochschule München gehalten haben. In der Folge wurden mehrfach Überarbeitungen und Ergänzungen vorgenommen.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences


      by Renold Blank

      There are questions that at some point in life will be of burning interest to all people. The answers to them concern us all indiscriminately: What happens to me in death? Will my life go on? Is it reasonable to reflect on resurrection, heaven or rebirth? And what do I hope for? Renold Blank compares ideas about human existence in and after dying and investigates the fate of the individual soul. He shows how the idea of a judgment in death may influence the living and how dependent the «Last Judgement» is on the personal image that we have of God. Blank pinpoints human existential questions, reflects on possible answers and places them in the context of modern, critical thinking and faith against the background of Christian hope. • Persönlich und wissenschaftlich zugleich • Kompakt und gut verständlich • Was bedeutet der Tod für mein Leben? THE 1st QUESTION: Do we only live once, or does life exist beyond the one we are currently living? THE 6th QUESTION: What does the Judgment of God on man mean? THE 8th QUESTION: What if man does not want to be saved? THE 10th QUESTION: What and how is «heaven»?

    • Humanities & Social Sciences


      The Unknown Story of America's War Against Russia

      by Barnes Carr

      It remains the most audacious spy plot in American history—a bold and extremely dangerous operation to invade Russia, defeat the Red Army, and mount a coup in Moscow against Soviet dictator Vladimir Ilich Lenin. After that, leaders in Washington, Paris, and London aimed to install their own Allied-friendly dictator in Moscow as a means to get Russia back into the war effort against Germany. The Lenin Plot had the “entire approval” of President Woodrow Wilson. As he ordered a military invasion of Russia, he gave the American ambassador, the U.S. Consul General in Moscow, and other State Department operatives a free hand to pursue their covert action against Lenin. The result was thousands of deaths, both military and civilian, on both sides. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the true beginning of the Cold War, The Lenin Plot tells the shocking story of this untold episode in American history in fascinating and striking detail.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      March 2016

      The curse of the sea monster

      by Daniel Edfeldt

      Simon and Nova swam through the dense seaweed. The water bubbled, splashed and frothed around them, but the sea monster was faster than they were. It had already caught up with them. Nova could sense it nipping at her feet. In just a second or two, the sea monster would devour them!The twins started their semi-secret helper agency when they were utterly bored one balmy summers day. After their first mission, they understood that fantastic creatures and magical places are just around the order if you are just daring enough to look. But the second case of the Helper Agency proved to be much more difficult than the first one. Nova and Simon follow the mysterious Julian to the bottom of a deep lake, where they discover all the mermaids and aquarians have been cursed. The Helper Agency has to help them break this bad spell. But it isn't all that easy when, at the same time, they also have to fight a nasty sea monster and a trio of wicked witches.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      March 2021

      Animal Farm

      by George Orwell

      All the animals were looking forward to the new, happy lives they would lead when Mr Jones’s rule over them came to an end. When the animals get rid of Mr Jones and take over the farm, they are excited by their new freedom. But can they run the farm with tools that are designed for humans? Will they be able to harvest the food that they need for the winter? The farmers decide to band together to win back the farm for Mr Jones. Will the animals be able to fight them off ? Can life on Animal Farm be as wonderful as they had all hoped for – or will new dangers threaten their happiness? A retelling of Orwell's dystopian masterpiece for children and young people by Tony Evans with illustrations by Angelo Ruta.

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