'Equal parts baseball and mystery are the perfect proportion.' --Robert Parker The Big Dead Machine It's 1921, and journeyman infielder Mickey Rawlings finds himself on yet another team, the Cincinnati Reds, who everyone remembers for 'winning' the 1919 World Series against the infamous Chicago Black Sox. In an effort to refurbish their image, Oliver Perrimen, a die-hard Reds fan cooks up a memorabilia exhibit of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, who went undefeated in a historic coast-to-coast romp. But before the tour can reach first base, someone strikes Ollie out with a well-placed bullet. Since murder seems to follow Mickey around like a hitting slump he can't quite quit, he starts snagging clues. Soon enough he finds his hands full with a forgotten murder, breaking and entering, and an angry girlfriend. But when the game of his own life is on the line, Mickey Rawlings is a born survivor. At least he hopes. . . Praise for the Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries 'Full of life.' --The New York Times Book Review on Hanging Curve 'A perfect book for the rain delay. . .a winner!' --USA Today on Murder at Fenway Park 'Delightful. . .mixing suspense, period detail that will leave readers eager for subsequent innings.' --Publishers Weekly on Murder at Fenway Park
First published in 1931, Robin Flower's enchanting lyric poetry combines with his translations from the old, medieval and modern periods of Irish literature. 'Mr Flower's poetry has loveliness and spontaneity. Though, as his sonnets prove, he can respond to the spell of rich lines and moulded thought, his whole bent is lyrical and individual. Beauty and love are almost all his song - they have the spring-like clearness of the Irish poets whom he translates.' - Glasgow Herald 'He is of the company of those scribes whose glosses it has been his delight to refurbish.' - Spectator 'To my mind, one of the most beautiful books of poetry published this century - here is a collection that will creep into people's hearts like the memory of wind, of birds singing in childhood, of first meetings, and the last words before death.' - Richard Church, Fortnightly Review THE AUTHOR Robin Flower was Deputy-Keeper of Manuscripts in the British Museum from 1929 to 1944 and a lifelong visitor to the Blasket Islands in Kerry. His books include the Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the British Museum (Vol.II, 1926), The Western Island (1944), The Irish Tradition (1994) and a translation of The Islandman (1934) by Tomass O Criomhthain.
Can he step out of the shadows and into love's light? Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that's how he'd like it to stay. Josh Wendell has heard his co-workers gossip about the occupant of apartment number one. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment's kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors. When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finn Sterling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096154/bk_acx0_096154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recycle, revamp and rejuvenate; with over 50 projects Sarah covers a whole spectrum of imaginative ideas for every room of the house, from blanket curtains to patchwork wallpaper, clever storage crates to fun mobiles for children, as well as unique ideas for dining, sleeping and bathing. Interweaved throughout the book are ideas for 'one thing four ways' to show how the same piece of furniture or a room can be updated with different look, plus handy advice on essential kit and techniques. Aimed at all skill levels, the projects can be completed in a few hours or over a weekend so you can revamp and refurbish your home in no time at all.
Sherri Edwards wanted only to refurbish an abandoned old mansion that carried her family name. Her goal: to bring the mansion back to its original glory. But the ghost of the original owner kept chasing away all workers. About to give up, two friends suggest she go with them into the past to see the mansion, meet the original owner, and figure out why he killed himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Flora Plumb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039622/bk_acx0_039622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The delightful New York Times best-selling author returns with a hilarious novel about one woman's quest to fix up her house and her life. After a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless. She reluctantly accepts to refurbish Birdsong, the old family place in Guthrie, Georgia. But, oh, is Dempsey in for a surprise. "Bird Droppings" would more aptly describe the moldering Pepto Bismol - pink dump. There's also a murderously grumpy old lady who has claimed squatter's rights and isn't moving out. Ever. Furthermore, everyone in Guthrie seems to know Dempsey's business, from a smooth-talking real-estate agent to a cute former lawyer who owns the local newspaper. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the pesky FBI agents who show up on Dempsey's doorstep, hoping to pry information about her ex-boss from her. All Dempsey can do is roll up her sleeves and get to work. And before long, what started as a job of necessity somehow becomes a labor of love and, ultimately, a journey that takes her to a place she never expected - back home again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isabel Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001912/bk_harp_001912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Little has been published on the subject of energy-efficient refurbishment of offices, despite the growing need to refurbish older office building stock throughout Europe, and the global requirement to conserve energy. The book suggests the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to refurbish offices using examples of real buildings and designs wherever possible. Each case study includes a building description, the retrofitting strategy, passive and low energy technologies used, energy assessment, comfort and environment assessment, financial assessment, client and market assessment, and conclusion. This practical design manual will be invaluable for architects and engineers specialising in the refurbishment of commercial buildings.
ESKOM constantly manages capital projects to sustain its assets (power stations, transmission lines, distribution lines and buildings) and to increase its operational life cycle. The past decade was marked by an increasing number of capital projects for the power utility in South Africa, due to the organisation's objectives to refurbish the Power Station systems as most of them have reached their useful design life cycle. ESKOM had to also expanded its generation and transmission capacity to meet South Africa's increases energy demands. ESKOM adapted the Project Definition Readiness Index (PDRI) instrument as part of its Front End Planning (FEP), to address the challenge of poor scope definition resulting in scope creep, project costs escalations and delays. The PDRI provides a quantitative measure of the level of the scope definition of the project. It correlates the level of the scope definition to project success factors.
The purpose, level, and style of this new edition conform to the tenets set forth in the original preface. The authors continue with their tack of developing simultaneously theory and applications, intertwined so that they refurbish and elucidate each other.The authors have made three main kinds of changes. First, they have enlarged on the topics treated in the first edition. Second, they have added many exercises and problems at the end of each chapter. Third, and most important, they have supplied, in new chapters, broad introductory discussions of several classes of stochastic processes not dealt with in the first edition, notably martingales, renewal and fluctuation phenomena associated with random sums, stationary stochastic processes, and diffusion theory.
Three cowboys, three city girls, and a ranch in need of saving.Introducing the Cotton Tree Ranch trilogy from best-selling author, Vivi Holt.Dalton: Everything in Hazel's perfect life is going according to plan. Every moment is accounted for. But she's in for a surprise. When her best friend and roommate takes ill, Jenny begs Hazel to fill in for her on a trip to South Georgia. But life on a horse ranch in her Jimmy Choos isn't exactly what Hazel had in mind for her summer break.When Dalton Sullivan takes a spill from a bronc at the last rodeo of the season, his life changes forever. Uncertain about his future, his fortunes take another turn when Grandpa Joe bequeaths him a dilapidated horse ranch in his will. Dalton's plans to refurbish it and turn it into a working ranch again are interrupted when a beautiful woman shows up pretending to be someone she's not.Dalton knows Hazel's hiding the truth, but there's something about her that makes him want to change his solitary ways. But will he be able to convince her to do the same before their time together runs out?Eamon thinks he has love and life figured out. A successful accountant, full of confidence and charm, he's got it all, including the beautiful girlfriend and the high flying job. But when his brother inherits a ranch in south Georgia, he leaves everything behind to help him run it.Emily Zhu is a driven and ambitious surgeon from Boston. Everything in her life is structured and planned, down to the last detail. When she doesn't get the job she's been promised and has been working toward, it seems everything could come tumbling down around her. Suddenly the future is clouded with uncertainty.When Eamon and Emily's paths collide at a wedding, they fight an immediate attraction. Eamon could be the only person who can help Emily find her feet in a world where nothing makes sense, to show her opportunity where all she sees is failure. But will she 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawson McBride. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148063/bk_acx0_148063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alvalade district in Lisbon is presented as an example on how to become an age-friendly neighborhood to deal with a new demographic reality: Portugal is the 5th most aged society in the world (until 2050 only the age groups above 65 are expected to grow). Providing housing conditions for the elderly to age in place, at the city center of Lisbon where they've always lived is urgent, especially because most people prefer to age in place, in their home and friendly neighborhood, instead of moving out into an institution like a nursing home. Based on case studies, the author shows, proposes and discusses how to refurbish the existing apartment buildings in order to become age-friendly, allowing its residents to stay and age in place. Small scale interventions are presented and discussed, turning the normal apartment building into an assisted living facility for the coexistence of different generations. A similar approach is presented and discussed towards the urban space around these selected buildings, developing small scale urban design solutions necessary for an age-friendly Lisbon, in a human-friendly urban environment.
Are you thinking about refurbishing your house?So many people would love to clear their clutter, redecorate their house, or even re-configure their room layout and maybe extend but don't really know where to begin.We all have a fear of being taken advantage of, or spending lots of money, only to realize the final design isn't what you wanted.Whether you have experience in getting the builders in or not, you need to have an overall plan and strategy otherwise you are dooming yourself to some failure along the way. This might be because your project goes over-budget, or your builder is delayed months on end.In this book, property developer Sam Stravelles give you a simple, easy-to-follow strategy that lets you get your home refurbished while being completely in control of the process, letting you actually enjoy the whole experience. Sam believes construction and property investment should be a whole lot of fun, but everyone needs a little guidance to stay protected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Stravelles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122399/bk_acx0_122399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.