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Elliptic tales
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Ash, Avner - Gross, Robert

Elliptic tales : curves, counting and number theory / Avner Ash, Robert Gross

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.

Death comes to Pemberley
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James, P. D.

Death comes to Pemberley / P. D. James

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

Believing the lie
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George, Elizabeth

Believing the lie / Elizabeth George

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.

Cozy wool, appliqué pillows
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Angus, Elizabeth

Cozy wool, appliqué pillows / designs by Elizabeth Angus

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.

Abbecedario città
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D'Ellena, Alessio

Abbecedario città : Roma / Alessio D'Ellena

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!

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
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Haddon, Mark

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time / Mark Haddon

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.

Weekend Wodehouse
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Wodehouse, P. G.

Weekend Wodehouse / P.G. Wodehouse ; introduction by Hilaire Belloc ... [et al.]

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)

Tripwire
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Child, Lee

Tripwire / Lee Child

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

Breaking silence
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Castillo, Linda

Breaking silence / Linda Castillo

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.

Phantom
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Nesbø, Jo

Phantom / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

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.

Amessage from a ghost
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Hutchinson, Andrea M.

Amessage from a ghost / Andrea M. Hutchinson ; illustrated by Franco Rivolli

Genoa ; London : Black cat, 2012

Casinò Royal
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Fleming, Ian

Casinò Royal / Ian Fleming ; with an introduction by Alan Judd

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.

The casual vacancy
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Rowling, J. K.

The casual vacancy / J. K. Rowling

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.

Before I go to sleep
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Watson, S. J.

Before I go to sleep / S. J. Watson

London : Black Swan, 2012

The 100-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared
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Jonasson, Jonas

The 100-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared / Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury

New York : Hyperion, 2012

Robin Hood
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Clemen, Gina D. B.

Robin Hood / retold by Gina D. B. Clemen ; illustrated by Giovanni Manna

Genoa ; London : Black cat, 2012

Project vampire
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Heward, Victoria

Project vampire / Victoria Heward ; illustrated by Alberto Stefani

Genoa ; London : Black cat, 2012

L' inglese degli affari
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Chapuis, Claude - Dunn, Peter - Fontenilles, Alfred

L' inglese degli affari / di Claude Chapuis, Peter Dunn, Alfred Fontenilles ; adattamento italiano di Mario Altare ; illustrazioni di J.-L. Goussé

Chivasso : Assimil Italia, 2012

Affari

Abstract: L'inglese rappresenta da sempre e più che mai la lingua degli affari in un mondo in cui il liberalismo economico è molto diffuso e l'economia è fortemente globalizzata. La perfetta padronanza delle espressioni e delle forme idiomatiche specifiche del campo imprenditoriale e degli affari e nello stesso tempo l'acquisizione di una pronuncia ottimale dell'inglese, sono i principali obiettivi di questo corso. Questa è dunque un'opera moderna, indispensabile per coloro che intendono creare una propria impresa o lavorare all'estero, o in campo internazionale, e che non si vogliono limitare a parlare un semplice "globish".

The bottle imp
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Stevenson, Robert Louis

The bottle imp / Robert Louis Stevenson

Milano : Corriere della Sera, 2012

The cage
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Weiss, Gordon

The cage : the fight for Sri Lanka and the last days of the Tamil Tigers / Gordon Weiss

New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2012

Abstract: In the closing days of the thirty-year Sri Lankan civil war, tens of thousands of civilians were killed, according to United Nations estimates, as government forces hemmed in the last remaining Tamil Tiger rebels on a tiny sand spit, dubbed "The Cage." Gordon Weiss, a journalist and UN spokesperson in Sri Lanka during the final years of the war, pulls back the curtain of government misinformation to tell the full story for the first time. Tracing the role of foreign influence as it converged with a history of radical Buddhism and ethnic conflict, The Cage is a harrowing portrait of an island paradise torn apart by war and the root causes and catastrophic consequences of a revolutionary uprising caught in the crossfire of international power jockeying.