The Collector

The Collector Author John Fowles
ISBN-10 9781409059820
Year 2010-10-31
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Random House

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden Author Dot Hutchison
ISBN-10 168324303X
Year 2017
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher Sterling Mystery Series

"Near an isolated mansion a beautiful garden is discovered with luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of 'butterflies'--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed by the Gardener, a twisted man obsessed with preserving his lovely specimens. When a survivor is questioned, the more she shares, the more agents wonder what she is hiding"--

SkyWorld 2 The Collector

SkyWorld  2  The Collector Author Christian Guldager
ISBN-10 9788758816630
Year 2014-10-16
Pages 115
Language en
Publisher Tellerup A/S

Sirius has become a real Sky Pirate. But as soon as he feels at home among the pirates, everything is taken from him. King Brago wants the Sky Pirates and their treasure map, and before long, Sirius, Hira and Warron are on a quest to find the four clues that will lead them to the legendary Mask of Humon and a chance to save Hira’s father. But the next clue is in a fortress belonging to a man-eating cyborg. The tale continues in the most dangerous city in the Sky Kingdom. SKYWORLD is an epic science-fiction tale about flying monster fish, friendship and the hero inside us all. Christian Guldager was born 1979, in Herlev, Denmark. He was educated as a multimedia designer, and he is a self-taught artist. In the past, he has worked on computer games, and he is currently working full time as an illustrator. In his spare time, he writes books. SkyWorld is his writing debut. Read more at

The Collector s Voice

The Collector s Voice Author Susan Mary Pearce
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050013070
Year 2000
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Scolar Press

The Collector's Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and the shape of the museum institution have developed over the past 3000 years. Material presented includes translations of a wide range of original documents: letters, official reports, verse, fiction, travellers' accounts, catalogues and labels.Volume 1: Ancient Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Alexandra BouniaVolume 2: Early Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Kenneth ArnoldVolume 3: Imperial Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Rosemary FlandersVolume 4: Contemporary Voices, edited by Susan Pearce and Paul Martin

The Collector

The Collector Author Nora Roberts
ISBN-10 9781101617281
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Penguin

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel about a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart... When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one... Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash try to find out who murdered his brother and why. From the penthouses of Manhattan to grand Italian villas, their investigation draws them into a rarefied circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away and stolen; where what you possess is who you are; and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession... From the Paperback edition.

Roses of May

Roses of May Author Dot Hutchison
ISBN-10 1503939502
Year 2017-05-23
Language en
Publisher Thomas & Mercer

Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers. Priya Sravasti’s sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madman’s crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priya’s help can the killer be found—but will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?

Solar Energy Conversion And Photoenergy System Volume I

Solar Energy Conversion And Photoenergy System   Volume I Author Julian Blanco
ISBN-10 9781848262850
Year 2009-10-29
Pages 390
Language en
Publisher EOLSS Publications

Solar Energy Conversion and Photoenergy Systems theme in two volumes is a component of Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. Any human activity needs energy and renewable energies are always present all over the world. Each location has its own specific renewable potential and it is our task to develop the suitable technologies to profit, at local level, this potential to not only produce the needed energy but also create economic activity and wealth. Solar energy, in particular, has the highest potential among all existing renewable energies and, in the context of the energy, water and climate change global problems mankind will face in the coming years, the substantial integration of solar energy technologies into our societies will an absolute needs in the short to medium term. The number of applications of solar energy is simply huge, covering a very wide range of human activities. Some of these applications are already technically and economically viable, being others still at research or demonstration level. In addition, it has been demonstrated the important benefits solar energy can provide to any area with medium-high solar irradiation level: from sustainability to energy independence, as well as economic development and knowledge creation. Due to this, solar energy development, from photovoltaic to solar thermal or power applications, has been very intense during the last years in all the, so called, “Sun Belt”. There is also the general consensus, at many countries, that we should accelerate the current solar energy pathway, increasing the research efforts to make economically feasible the applications that today are only technically feasible. This effort and the status of most of these applications have been discussed along this paper and within the articles of the topic. The Theme on Solar Energy Conversion and Photoenergy Systems with contributions from distinguished experts in the field, discusses solar energy related technologies and applications, some of which are already in commercial and practical applications and others are under research and testing level. The volumes provide an analysis and discussion about the reasons behind the current efforts of our society, considering both developed and developing countries, to accelerate the introduction of the huge solar energy potential into our normal daily lives. The two volumes also provide some basic information about the solar energy potential, history and the amazing trip of a photon from its creation in the Sun until its arrival to the Earth. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

1999 ISES Solar World Congress

1999 ISES Solar World Congress Author G. Grossman
ISBN-10 0080951783
Year 2000-12-15
Pages 1810
Language en
Publisher Elsevier

These volumes of Proceedings are the record of the 1999 ISES Solar World Congress, held in Jerusalem, Israel on the 45th Anniversary of the International Solar Energy Society. The Congress was held under the theme Solar is Renewable, adequately representing a meeting on the threshold of the 21st Century. The event also marks the 20th anniversary of the Israeli Section of ISES, founded in 1979 - the year ISES celebrated its Silver Jubilee. A business track under the title of Solar Means Business included presentations and discussions on market implementation of solar technology. The Congress further included two panel discussions and two workshops, dealing with WIRE (World-wide Information System for Renewable Energy) and with IPMVP (International Performance Measurement. These proceeding consist of the Keynote Papers and presented papers.

The Collector s Book of Fluorescent Minerals

The Collector   s Book of Fluorescent Minerals Author Manuel A. Robbins
ISBN-10 9781475747928
Year 2013-04-17
Pages 289
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

Over the last several decades, the number of people who are actively involved in the hobby or science of mineral collecting has grown at an increasing pace. In response to the growing demand for informa tion which this large and active group has created, a number of books have been published dealing with mineralogy. As a result, the reader now has a choice among mineral locality guides, field handbooks, photo collections, or books dedicated to the systematic description of minerals. However, as interest in mineralogy has grown, as collectors have become increasingly knowledgeable and aware of mineralogy in its many facets, the need for more specialized information has also grown. Nowhere is this need greater than in the subject of the fluorescence of minerals. The number of collectors who now main tain a fluorescent collection is substantial, interest is constantly increasing, and manufacturers have recently responded by the intro duction of new ultraviolet equipment with major improvements in utility and performance. Yet when the collector searches for any information on this subject, little will be found. He or she will seek in vain for the answers to questions which present themselves as in terest in fluorescent minerals grows and matures. Which minerals fluoresce? Where are fluorescent minerals found? What makes a mineral fluoresce? Why does ultraviolet light produce fluorescence? What is an activator, and how does it contribute to fluorescence? On these matters, the available mineralogy books are largely silent.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32437121333260
Year 1963
Language en

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Chemical Biological and Environmental Engineering CBEE 2009 Singapore 9 11 October 2009

Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Chemical  Biological and Environmental Engineering  CBEE 2009  Singapore  9 11 October 2009 Author Li Kai
ISBN-10 9789814293464
Year 2009-10-01
Pages 529
Language en
Publisher World Scientific

Held in Singapore from 9 to 11 October 2009, the 2009 International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE 2009) aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research and development activities in chemical, biological and environmental engineering. Conference delegates will also have the opportunity to exchange new ideas and application experiences, establish business or research relations and find global partners for future collaboration.