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Milano : Hoepli, 2012
2. ed. rev. e update
Oxford : Oxford University press, 2012
Abstract: With over one million copies sold, The Undercover Economist has been hailed worldwide as a fantastic guide to the fundamental principles of economics. An economist's version of The Way Things Work, this engaging volume is part Economics 101 and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices. This revised edition, newly updated to consider the banking crisis and economic turbulence of the last four years, is essential for anyone who has wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why they can't seem to find a decent second-hand car, or how to outwit Starbucks. Senior columnist for the Financial Times Tim Harford brings his experience and insight to bear as he ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets. Harford punctures the myths surrounding some of today's biggest controversies, including the high cost of health-care; he reveals why certain environmental laws can put a smile on a landlord's face; and he explains why some industries can have high profits for innocent reasons, while in other industries something sinister is going on. Covering an array of economic concepts including scarce resources, market power, efficiency, price gouging, market failure, inside information, and game theory, Harford sheds light on how these forcesshape our day-to-day lives, often without our knowing it. Showing us the world through the eyes of an economist, Tim Harford reveals that everyday events are intricate games of negotiations, contests of strength, and battles of wits. Written with a light touch and sly wit, The Undercover Economist turns 'the dismal science' into a true delight
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton university press, 2012
Abstract: Elliptic Tales describes the latest developments in number theory by looking at one of the most exciting unsolved problems in contemporary mathematics--the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. The Clay Mathematics Institute is offering a prize of $1 million to anyone who can discover a general solution to the problem. The key to the conjecture lies in elliptic curves, which are cubic equations in two variables. These equations may appear simple, yet they arise from some very deep--and often very mystifying--mathematical ideas. Using only basic algebra and calculus while presenting numerous eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make these ideas accessible to general readers, and, in the process, venture to the very frontiers of modern mathematics. Along the way, they give an informative and entertaining introduction to some of the most profoundmay appear simple, yet they arise from some very deep--and often very mystifying--mathematical ideas. Using only basic algebra and calculus while presenting numerous eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make these ideas accessible to general readers, and, in the process, venture to the very frontiers of modern mathematics. Along the way, they give an informative and entertaining introduction to some of the most profound discoveries of the last three centuries in algebraic geometry, abstract algebra, and number theory. They demonstrate how mathematics grows more abstract to tackle ever more challenging problems, and how each new generation of mathematicians builds on the accomplishments of those who preceded them. Ash and Gross fully explain how the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture sheds light on the number theory of elliptic curves, and how it provides a beautiful and startling connection between two very different objects arising from an elliptic curve, one based on calculus, the other on algebra.
London : Faber and Faber, 2012
Abstract: It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball. But now, Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2012
Abstract: The coroner’s verdict is accidental death. Ian Cresswell slipped, hit his head and drowned in the boathouse – a tragic accident. Ian’s uncle, business magnate Bernard Fairclough, is not so sure. To put his mind at rest, he requests the discreet involvement of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, not for a formal investigation, but for a confidential review of the circumstances of his nephew’s demise. Still grieving for his murdered wife, Lynley has personal reasons for welcoming a spell away from London, and from his complicated relationship with Superintendent Isabelle Ardery. He heads to the wild beauty of the Lake District, with Deborah and Simon St James to provide cover for his enquiries.
Maumelle : Leisure arts, 2012
Abstract: This title features eight wool appliqued designs, which include 7 pillows and 1 oval box lid. Most designs have a rural and autumn motif. One pillow includes pink and taupe hearts, perfect for a Valentines gift. The designs include embroidery with a variety of fibers and ribbons. Full instructions, colour diagrams and patterns are included. All stitches are included in the general instructions. Designs are Ready for Harvest, Home of the Giant Pumpkin, Little Heart Farm (oval box), Pumpkin Valley, Sheep on a Hill, Sheep in the Meadow, Pumpkin Hill Road and Valentines. Two of the smaller pillows can double as a large pin cushion and instructions for making giant pins are included.
Mantova : Corraini, 2012
Abstract: L’abbecedario città pensato da Alessio D’Ellena è una semplice selezione di punti di interesse, un elenco puntato (A, B, C, ecc...) di monumenti, zone, parchi, quartieri, edifici, o strade della città di Roma. L’idea nasce dal considerare tutti i luoghi che fanno di una città quello che è, e non solo le mete di vocazione turistica, distanziandosi così dai perscorsi delle guide tradizionali in cui spesso alcune cose vengono volutamente celate a favore di altre. Anzi, sono proprio i luoghi “marginali” i protagonisti di questo abecedatio: luoghi che contribuiscono alla formazione dell’humus territoriale che restituisce alla città stessa la sua identità e si mescolano alla facciata istituzionale restituendo il giusto sincretismo che ogni luogo reale possiede. Così capita che il monumento perda di valore rispetto all’edificio “brutalista” o che quest’ultimo lo acquisti al cospetto del monumento. Questo è il gioco che Alessio D’Ellena propone, in cui non è affatto detto che a Roma il Colosseo valga più della tangenziale. Tutto verte sulla questione di cosa debba essere inserito in una guida e cosa debba essere lasciato fuori, di cosa sia un monumento e cosa no. Non c’è un reale motivo per cui un monumento o un edificio stia nel libro, quello che conta davvero è che racconti la città. Il requisito minimo per cui si soddisfa questo requisito è che l’edifico faccia parte della città stessa. In fondo al libro un alfabeto rivela il nome dei luoghi corrispondenti alle lettere dell’alfabeto, posizionandoli geograficamente e fornendo curiosità in merito alla loro storia: poche righe per guidarvi in un nuovo e inaspettato tour di Roma!
London : Vintage, 2012
Abstract: But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them'This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted.
London : Arrow, 2012
Abstract: In the course of a career that encompassed nearly one hundred novels and short story collections (written over more than seventy years)
London : Bantam, 2012
Abstract: For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why
New York : Minotaur Books, 2012
Abstract: When Solly and Rachel Slabaugh, along with Solly's brother Abel, are found dead in a hog pit, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates the gruesome scene. Once again teaming up with Agent John Tomasetti, Kate reveals that the death may not have been accidental, but one of the most horrific hate crimes ever to befall the Amish community of Painter's Creek.
London : Harvill Secker, 2012
Abstract: The murder has been solved. But has justice been done? Harry Hole is back in Oslo. He's been away for some time, but his ghosts have a way of catching up with him. The case that brings him back is already closed. There is no room for doubt: the young junkie was shot dead by a fellow addict. The police don't want him back...Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own. Beneath the city's eerie tranquillity, he discovers a trail of violence and mysterious disappearances seemingly unnoticed by the police. At every turn Harry is faced with a conspiracy of silence. The criminals don't want him back...Harry is not the only one who is interested in the case. From the moment he steps off the plane, someone is watching his every move and tracing his every call. Someone wants him silenced.
Genoa ; London : Black cat, 2012
London : Vintage, 2012
Abstract: Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.' In Casino Royale, the first of Fleming's 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. But Bond soon discovers that there is far more at stake than money.
London : Little, Brown, 2012
Abstract: A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN ...When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, thè town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford ìs, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind thè pretty facade is a town at war.Rich at war with poor, teenagen at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils ... Pagford is not what ìt fìrst seems.And thè empty seat left by Barry on thè Parish Council soon becomes thè catalyst for thè biggest war thè town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected re velati ons?A big novel about a small town,The Casual Vacancy isJ.K. Rowling's first novel foradults. It is thè work of astoryteller like no other.
[Milano] : Giorgio Mondadori, 2012
New York : Hyperion, 2012
Genoa ; London : Black cat, 2012
Genoa ; London : Black cat, 2012