Im Schatten der Derivate. Das schmutzige Geschäft der Finanzelite mit der Geldwäsche
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Im Schatten der Derivate. Das schmutzige Geschäft der Finanzelite mit der Geldwäsche

Weit über 100 Milliarden Euro werden jährlich mit Hilfe von Derivaten - also Optionen, Futures und anderen Termingeschäften - gewaschen, so eine Schätzung von Experten. Und nicht nur Drogenkartelle, Terroristen und Menschenhändler, auch Regierungen und namhafte Investmentbanken mischen dabei kräftig mit. Jeder Versuch, die Finanzströme transparent zu machen, wird abgeblockt oder ist angesichts der Komplexität der Derivate zum Scheite...

The Challenge of Epic: Allusive Engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus
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The Challenge of Epic: Allusive Engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus

Nonnus once vied with Homer for popularity; today his Dionysiaca languishes in obscurity. The Challenge of Epic offers a literary critical rehabilitation of Nonnus' fifth-century AD poem. It argues that modern neglect stems from a failure to appreciate the central position of allusion in late-antique poetry. Attention first focuses on intertextual allusion. It is argued that the poet draws on a plethora of allusions to the cycle of G...

The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome
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The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome

A revisionary re-examination of Augustan 'propaganda' as the product of dynamic, critical interactions among Roman audiences, artists, and poets from Vergil to Ovid. It sheds new light on the meaning and perception of political iconography for scholars and students of this pivotal period in Roman history, literature, and culture.

Nexus Network Journal 12,3: Architecture and Mathematics
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Nexus Network Journal 12,3

The human tendency to interpret, and create, the environment through numbers is pervasive, with instances from literature and the visual arts too numerous to mention. This special issue of the Nexus Network Journal considers examples in architecture.

The Regeneration Imperative: Revitalization of Built and Natural Assets
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The Regeneration Imperative

This book on urban regeneration takes an approach that captures the increasing urbanization of modern living in all parts of the world. Revitalization of built and natural surroundings needs to take place to achieve resilient environmental, social, and economic success. The book looks at proactive natural and built regeneration strategies to increase biocapacity as well as contribute to quality urbanism. Adapting and coping approache...

Understanding the Grunfeld: An Absorbing Explanation of a Fighting Opening by a Leading Young Exponent
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Understanding the Grunfeld

This is an intriguing introduction to the Grünfeld. I've only gotten through the first three chapters, which goes over nine games in total. It reads more like a story, with elaborate yet carefully-picked annotations (with regards to the moves). I like Rowson's approach and I look forward to reading not only more books on the Grünfeld, but on books Rowson has written. His witty writing style is attractive!

Mastering the Najdorf
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Mastering the Najdorf

This book is really good however, it is a bit deep and complex. If you put in the time though you can be get decent results. It has excellent chances of a win against white. White has to play accurate and aggressive to play for a win even in the endgame, black has chances. Fischer, John Nunn, and Kasparov has used the Nadjorf. this book is really good showing about 55 games with the possible strategic and tactical themes. Even good p...

Collectif, "Corse 2019"
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Collectif, "Corse 2019"

La Corse est bien plus qu'une île, c'est une véritable chaîne montagneuse posée sur le fond de la Méditerranée. Retrouvez le cap Corse, le pays de Balagne, le golfe d'Ajaccio dans cette nouvelle édition, qui consacre des chapitres à quelques spécificités de l'île : la randonnée, le maquis et la forêt corses, sans oublier les sports verts et les plus beaux sites de l'île.

Texas Off the Beaten Path® (Off the Beaten Path), 10th Edition
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Texas Off the Beaten Path® (Off the Beaten Path), 10th Edition

Texas Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Texas Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Texas that other guidebooks just don't offer.

Hacking Digital Cameras
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Hacking Digital Cameras

I did have some expectations for this book, but for me personally it didn't live up to them very well. It is a long, mixed, camera tinkering "how to" book that is pretty detailed, certainly, easy in some places and fairly challenging in others. Some of the information, especially about infrared conversions is very useful and current. Some of the chapters actually get into some pretty high-level stuff that I think would simply be over...