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The 18th Abduction

By James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
  • Book ID : 0316528447
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 416
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 493
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: the-18th-abduction.pdf

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Detective Lindsay Boxer's investigation into the disappearance of three teachers quickly escalates from missing persons to murder in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller. For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue -- until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take a new approach to the case, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned. While Lindsay is engrossed in her investigation, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who claims to have seen a notorious war criminal -- long presumed dead -- from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman's statement, Joe's mystery informant joins the ranks of the missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women's Murder Club must pull together to protect their city, and one another -- not from a ghost, but from a true monster.

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  • File Pdf: the-20th-victim.pdf

Book Summary:

Sergeant Lindsay Boxer tackles an ambitious case that spans San Francisco, L.A., and Chicago in this pulse-pounding thriller of "smart characters" and "shocking twists" (Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author). Three victims, three bullets, three cities. The shooters' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains . . . or heroes?

ICGG 2018 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics

By Luigi Cocchiarella
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319955888
  • Pages : 2300
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 497
  • File Pdf: icgg-2018-proceedings-of-the-18th-international-conference-on-geometry-and-graphics.pdf

Book Summary:

This book gathers peer-reviewed papers presented at the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG), held in Milan, Italy, on August 3-7, 2018. The spectrum of papers ranges from theoretical research to applications, including education, in several fields of science, technology and the arts. The ICGG 2018 mainly focused on the following topics and subtopics: Theoretical Graphics and Geometry (Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, Kinematic and Descriptive Geometry, Computer Aided Geometric Design), Applied Geometry and Graphics (Modeling of Objects, Phenomena and Processes, Applications of Geometry in Engineering, Art and Architecture, Computer Animation and Games, Graphic Simulation in Urban and Territorial Studies), Engineering Computer Graphics (Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Computational Geometry, Geometric and Solid Modeling, Image Synthesis, Pattern Recognition, Digital Image Processing) and Graphics Education (Education Technology Research, Multimedia Educational Software Development, E-learning, Virtual Reality, Educational Systems, Educational Software Development Tools, MOOCs). Given its breadth of coverage, the book introduces engineers, architects and designers interested in computer applications, graphics and geometry to the latest advances in the field, with a particular focus on science, the arts and mathematics education.

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

By Eduardo Toledo Santos,Sergio Scheer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030512959
  • Pages : 1338
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 250
  • File Pdf: proceedings-of-the-18th-international-conference-on-computing-in-civil-and-building-engineering.pdf

Book Summary:

This book gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of information technology in civil and building engineering, presented at the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), São Paulo, Brazil, August 18-20, 2020. It covers highly diverse topics such as BIM, construction information modeling, knowledge management, GIS, GPS, laser scanning, sensors, monitoring, VR/AR, computer-aided construction, product and process modeling, big data and IoT, cooperative design, mobile computing, simulation, structural health monitoring, computer-aided structural control and analysis, ICT in geotechnical engineering, computational mechanics, asset management, maintenance, urban planning, facility management, and smart cities. Written by leading researchers and engineers, and selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, the contributions highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.

Assistive Robotics

By Hongye Su,Tianmiao Wang,Mohammad O Tokhi,Gurvinder S Virk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Isbn : 9814725250
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: assistive-robotics.pdf

Book Summary:

This book provides state-of-the-art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the area of mobile robotics and associated support technologies around the theme of assistive robotics. The book contains peer reviewed articles presented at the CLAWAR 2015 conference. The book contains a comprehensive collection of papers on legged locomotion with numbers of legs from two upward to multi-legs, which includes robots cable of climbing walls, poles, or more complex structures such as continuing the distinctive CLAWAR themes. There are also a strong showing of articles covering human assist devices, notably exoskeletal and prosthetic devices, as well as social robots designed to meet the growing challenges of global ageing population. Contents: Plenary Presentations:Infrastructure Robotics: Opportunities and Challengesÿ(Gamini Dissanayake)Understanding Animal Locomotion Using Bio-Inspired Robotics and Soft Roboticsÿ(Tianmiao Wang)Assistive Robots:A Behavior Adaptation Method Based on Hierarchical POMDPsÿ(Y Tao, Y Chen, D Xu and J Zheng)Design and Control of Exoskeleton for Elderly Mobilityÿ(G Al Rezage, M O Tokhi and S K Ali)Assessing Human Robot Interaction: The Role of Long-Run Experimentsÿ(I Ferreira and J S Sequeira)Autonomous Robots:Wall Climbing Robot Motion Simulation in Non-Deterministic Area with Existing Moving Objectsÿ(V G Gradetsky, M M Knyazkov, A M Nunuparov, E A Semyonov and A N Sukhanov)Design and Implementation of a Scansorial Robotÿ(M A H Hassan and M O Tokhi)Biologically-Inspired Systems and Solutions:A Bio-Inspired Behavior Based Bipedal Locomotion Control ? B4LC Method for Bipedal Upslope Walkingÿ(J Zhao, Q Liu, S Schuetz and K Berns)Design and Implementation of a Smart Robotic Shark with Multi-Sensorsÿ(S Chen, J Yu, X Li and J Yuan)Control Algorithm for Walking Robot with Mosaic Bodyÿ(A V Panchenko, I A Orlov and V E Pavlovsky)Innovative Design of Clawar:A Novel Inspection Robot Moving on High-Voltage Power Transmission Lineÿ(T Guanghong and F Lijin)Rise-Rover: A Wall-Climbing Robot with High Reliability and Load-Carrying Capacityÿ(J Xiao, B Li, K Ushiroda and Q Song)Inspection and Innovative Sensing:An Innovative Torque Sensor Design for the Lightest Hydraulic Quadruped Robotÿ(H Khan, F Cannella, D Caldwell and C Semini)Mapping Repetitive Structural Tunnel Environments for a Biologically Inspired Climbing Robotÿ(G Paul, S Mao, L Liu and R Xiong)Locomotion:Application of Local Slopes in the Study of Metastable Walkingÿ(A T Safa, M Naraghi and A Alasty)A Mechanism of Particle Swarm Optimization on Motor Patterns in the B4LC Systemÿ(Q Liu, J Zhao, S Schuetz and K Berns)Dynamical Analysis of Large Deflection Compliant Leg During Terrestrial Locomotionÿ(T Fang, X Wang, Z Chen, M Xu and S Zhang)Manipulation, Intelligence and Learning for CLAWAR:Radiation Dosing Software Control of a Robot System for the Atlas Scanning Facilityÿ(H Marin-Reyes and R French)Acquisition Slope Surface Walking for Humanoids via Transfer Learningÿ(Y Wang, X Han, Z Liu, D Luo and X Wu)Medical and Rehabilitation Robotics:A Real-Time Gait Phase Detection Method for Prosthesis Controlÿ(J Li, X Zhou, C Li, W Li, H Zhang and H Gu)Powered Knee Orthosis for Performance of Assistance and Rehabilitation Purposesÿ(M Shysh, A Safonov, A Telesh and U Schmucker)Modelling and Simulation of CLAWAR:Wall Climbing Robot Motion with Adaptive Vacuum Contact Devicesÿ(V G Gradetsky, M M Knyazkov, A A Kryukova, E A Semyonov and A N Sukhanov)Combination of Affine Deformation and Dynamic Movement Primitive in Learning Human Motion for Redundant Manipulatorÿ(J Hu and R Xiong)Perception, Localization and Rescue Operations:Multi-Session Slam Over Low Dynamic Workspace Using RGBD Sensorÿ(Y Wang, R Xiong, S Huang and J Wu)Mechanism and Anti-Explosion Design of an Omnitread Serpentine Robot for Searching in Coal Minesÿ(G Liu, J Yan, C Li, Z Han, L Zhu, J Zhao and L Li)Planning and Control:Lidar-Based Navigation-Level Path Planning for Field-Capable Legged Robotsÿ(I Havoutis, D G Caldwell and C Semini)A Simple Modeling Method and Trajectory Planning for a Car-Like Climbing Robot Used to Strip Coating from the Outer Surface of Pipes Underwaterÿ(H Wang, C Yang, X Deng and J Fan)Underwater and Sea Robotics:Towards Deep-Sea Monitoring with SMIS ? Experimental Trials of Deep-Sea Acoustic Localizationÿ(S Neumann, D Oertel, H W”rn, M Kurowski, D Dewitz, J J Waniek, D Kaiser and R Mars)Mechanical Design of a Two-Joint Robotic Fishÿ(C Zhang, J Yu and M Tan)A Novel Hydraulic Mechanism for Bio-Inspired Undulating Robot: Modeling and Morphological Analysisÿ(H Xu, T Hu, X Zhang and L Zhang)and other papers Readership:ÿSystems and control engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers in academic, research and industrial settings; engineers and practitioners in the public services sectors in health care, manufacturing, supply and delivery services.

SOMA 2014. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology

By Blazej Stanislawski,Hakan Öniz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1784914959
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 451
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Book Summary:

Presents 22 papers from the 18th annual meeting of the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA), held in Wrocław-Poland, 24th to 26th April 2014.

Hush

By James Patterson,Candice Fox
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1538751151
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 775
  • File Pdf: hush.pdf

Book Summary:

Top cop, devoted sister, and now Inmate 3329: even prison bars won't stop Harriet Blue from seeking justice for the murder of her brother. Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop -- as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis. So, following a fight for her life and a prison-wide lockdown, the last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods. The man who put her inside. But Woods is not there to gloat. His daughter Tonya and her two-year-old child have gone missing. He's ready to offer Harriet a deal: find his family to buy her freedom . . .

The Hague Child Abduction Convention

By Rhona Schuz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 1782253084
  • Pages : 530
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 950
  • File Pdf: the-hague-child-abduction-convention.pdf

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International child abduction is one of the most emotionally charged and fascinating areas of family law practice. The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was the response of the international community to the increase in the phenomenon of parental child abduction. However, behind the widely acclaimed success of this Convention - which has now been ratified by more than 90 states - lie personal tragedies, academic controversy and diplomatic tensions. The continuing steady flow of case-law from the various Member States has resulted in the emergence of different approaches to the interpretation of key concepts in the Convention. In addition, over the years other global and regional legal instruments and the recommendations of the Special Commissions have had an impact on the implementation of the Convention. This book brings together all these strands and provides an up-to-date, clear and highly readable discussion of the international operation of the Abduction Convention together with in-depth critical academic analysis in light of the objectives of the Convention and other relevant legal norms, such as the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Throughout the book, examples are brought from case law in many jurisdictions and reference is made to relevant legal and social science literature and empirical research. Over the past decade, increasing focus has been placed on what might be seen as procedural issues, such as separate representation for children, undertakings, judicial liaison and mediation. The book analyses the significance of these developments and the extent to which they can help resolve the continuing tension between some of the objectives of the Convention and the interests of individual children. This book will be essential reading for judges, practitioners, researchers, students, policy-makers and others who are seeking a critical and informed analysis of the latest developments in international abduction law and practice. From the Foreword by Brenda Hale, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom 'This book is, as far as I am aware, the first scholarly monograph to study the interpretation and application of the Convention across the whole legal space which it occupies and to critically assess these in light of the object and purposes of the Convention and other relevant legal norms. Cases are drawn from many jurisdictions to discuss how different countries interpret the Convention and links are made with relevant statistical, social and psychological research in a thoughtful discussion of the significance of such material both to judicial decision-making and to policy development...a study which deserves to be read by anyone with an interest in the modern phenomenon of international child abduction, whether judge, practitioner, policy-maker, parent, researcher or scholar. There is plenty for us all to think about.'