Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime [Audiobook]
12 June 2012, 12:56
RH Audio | 2012 | English | ASIN: B007JQN7XK | MP3@96 kbps | 16 hrs 15 mins | 666.27 MB
In 1975 , six young people stormed the West German embassy in Stockholm, taking the entire staff hostage. They demanded the immediate release of members of the Baader-Meinhof group being held as prisoners in West Germany, but 12 hours into the siege, the embassy was blown up, two hostages were dead, and many others were injured, including the captors. Thus begins Leif GW Persson's Another Time, Another Life.
The story, based on real events linked to the still-unsolved assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, picks up in 1989, as the seemingly unrelated stabbing death of a civil servant is investigated by officers Bo Jarnebring and Anna Holt. Under the supervision of their cantankerous, prejudiced, and corrupt superior, Evert Bäckström, the case gets surreptitiously swept under the rug, and the victim is tied to a string of sex-related crimes, despite evidence to the contrary.
Another 10 years pass before the confounding truth about the murder victim is unearthed. Just as Lars Martin Johansson, a friend of Jarnebring's, begins his tenure as the head of the Swedish Security Police, he inherits two files from his predecessor, one of which is on the murder victim - who turns out to have been a collaborator in the 1975 embassy takeover. Revealed now are not only the identities of the other collaborators but also the identity of the murderer: an intelligent, capable lawyer a heartbeat away from the top position in Sweden's Ministry of Defense.
With masterfully interlaced plotlines pulled from the darkest corners of political power and corruption, Another Time, Another Life bristles with wit, insight, and intensity.
Best Jobs for the 21st Century
12 June 2012, 08:40
JIST Works | 2006 | English | ISBN: 1593572409 | 704 pages | PDF | 10.26 MB
This book features the 500 jobs with the best pay, fastest growth, and most opening and presents more than 70 "best jobs" lists. In just two steps this helps readers quickly and easily focus their career options (step 1: the lists) and learn more about jobs of interest (step 2: the job descriptions).
Mike Farr has been teaching, writing, and developing his job search techniques for over 20 years. He has written dozens of books that have sold over 2 million copies. Mike emphasizes practical, results-oriented methods that have been proven to reduce the time it takes to find a job. His commonsense advice has made his books the most widely used in job search programs.
The Anthropology of Turquoise
12 June 2012, 08:34
Vin-e | 2003 | English | ISBN: 0375708138 | 336 pages | EPUB | 2.09 MB
In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise - the color and the gem - to probe deeper into our profound human attachment to landscape.
From the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Bahamas to her home ground on the high plateaus and deep canyons of the Southwest, we journey with Meloy through vistas of both great beauty and great desecration. Her keen vision makes us look anew at ancestral mountains, turquoise seas, and even motel swimming pools. She introduces us to Navajo “velvet grandmothers” whose attire and aesthetics absorb the vivid palette of their homeland, as well as to Persians who consider turquoise the life-saving equivalent of a bullet-proof vest. Throughout, Meloy invites us to appreciate along with her the endless surprises in all of life and celebrates the seduction to be found in our visual surroundings.
Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work
12 June 2012, 07:41
Berg | 2011 | English | ISBN: 1847886361, 184788637X | 192 pages | EPUB | 5.31 MB
Design thinking is the core creative process for any designer; this book explores and explains this apparently mysterious “design ability.” Focusing on what designers do when they design, Design Thinking is structured around a series of in-depth case studies of outstanding and expert designers at work, interwoven with overviews and analyses. The range covered reflects the breadth of design, from hardware and software design, to architecture and Formula One. The book offers new insights and understanding of design thinking, based on evidence from observation and investigation of design practice. Author Nigel Cross, considered one of design's most influential thinkers, goes to the heart of what it means to think and work as a designer. The book is an ideal guide for anyone who wants to be a designer or to know how good designers work in the field of contemporary design.