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Constable

Bethlehem

Nicholas Blincoe
Authors:
Nicholas Blincoe
Rick Steves

Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands, 2nd Edition

Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Authors:
Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Constable

A Cold Case in Amsterdam Central

Anja de Jager
Authors:
Anja de Jager
Robinson

Quick and Delicious Vegetarian Meals

Judy Ridgway
Authors:
Judy Ridgway
Little, Brown

The Silo Effect

Gillian Tett
Authors:
Gillian Tett

Ever since civilised society began, we have felt the need to classify, categorise and specialise. It can make things more efficient, and help give the leaders of any organisation a sense of confidence that they have the right people focusing on the right tasks. But it can also be catastrophic, leading to tunnel vision and tribalism. Most importantly it can create a structural fog, with the full picture of where an organisation is heading hidden from view. It is incredibly widespread: the chances are these 'silos' are rife in any organisation or profession, whether your business, or your local school or hospital.Across industries and cultures, as this brilliant and penetrating book shows, silos have the power to collapse companies and destabilise financial markets, yet they still dominate the workplace. They blind and confuse us, often making modern institutions act in risky, silly and damaging ways.Gillian Tett has spent years covering financial markets and business, but she's also a trained anthropologist, having completed a doctorate at Cambridge University and conducted field work in Tibet and Tajikistan. She's no stranger to questioning the assumptions and practices of a culture. Those in question - financial trading desks, urban police forces, surgical teams within medical clinics, software debuggers and consumer product engineers - have practices and rituals as ordered and intricate as those of any far-flung tribe.In The Silo Effect, she uses an anthropological lens to explore how individuals, teams and whole organisations often work in silos of thought, process and product. With examples drawn from a range of fascinating areas - the New York Fire Department and Facebook to the Bank of England and Sony - these narratives illustrate not just how foolishly people can behave when they are mastered by silos but also how the brightest institutions and individuals can master them. The Silo Effect is a sharp, visionary and inspiring work with the insight, prescriptions and power to remove our organisational blinders and transform the way we think for the better.

Westview Press

The Public Administration Theory Primer, 3rd Edition

Christopher W. Larimer, H. George Frederickson, Kevin B. Smith, Michael J. Licari
Authors:
Christopher W. Larimer, H. George Frederickson, Kevin B. Smith, Michael J. Licari

The Public Administration Theory Primer explores how the science and art of public administration is definable, describable, replicable, and cumulative. The authors survey a broad range of theories and analytical approaches,from public institutional theory to theories of governance,and consider which are the most promising, influential, and important for the field. This book paints a full picture of how these theories contribute to, and explain, what we know about public administration today.The third edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the latest developments and research in the field including more coverage of governments and governance, feminist theory, emotional labour theory, and grounded research methodology. Expanded chapter conclusions, additional real-world application examples throughout, and a brand-new online supplement with sample comprehensive exam questions and summary tables make this an even more valuable resource for all public administration students.

Basic Books

Mindless

Simon Head
Authors:
Simon Head
Sphere

Bleed For Me

Michael Robotham
Authors:
Michael Robotham

Ray Hegarty, a highly respected former detective, lies dead in his daughter Sienna's bedroom. She is found covered in his blood. Everything points to her guilt, but psychologist Joe O'Loughlin isn't convinced.Fourteen-year-old Sienna is Joe's daughter's best friend - Joe has watched her grow up and seen the troubled look in her eyes. Against the advice of the police, he launches his own investigation, embarking upon a hunt that will lead him to a predatory schoolteacher; a conspiracy of silence and a race hate trial that is captivating the nation.With dark psychological twists and heart-stopping tension, Bleed For Me is a page-turner thriller and undoubtedly Robotham's best yet.

Orbit

Small Favour

Jim Butcher
Authors:
Jim Butcher

Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in.Harry Dresden is feeling happy. No one's tried to kill him in nearly a year, and the worst problem he's had lately is removing stains his apprentice bungled into his carpeting. The future seems bright. Unfortunately, the past isn't looking nearly so optimistic. An old bargain placed Harry in debt to Mab, faerie monarch of the Winter Court and the Queen of Air and Darkness. Harry still owes her two favours, and it's time to pay up. It's a small favour he really can't refuse, but it will trap Harry between a nightmarish foe and a deadly ally, stretching his skills and loyalties to their limits. It figures. Everything was going too well to last.Magic - it can get a guy killed.

Basic Books

The Art of Biblical Narrative

Robert Alter
Authors:
Robert Alter
Piatkus

Goddess Of Light

P. C. Cast
Authors:
P. C. Cast

Tired of dating egomaniacs, interior designer Pamela Gray has nearly given up on men. She wants to be treated like a goddess - preferably by a god. As she whispers her wish, she unwittingly invokes the goddess Artemis, who has some tricks up her celestial sleeve...Twins Artemis and Apollo have been sent to the Kingdom of Las Vegas to test their mantle. Their first assignment: make Pamela's wish come true. So Artemis volunteers her golden brother. After all, who better than the handsome God of Light to bring love to this lonely woman? It might be a first but here in Sin City, where life is a gamble, both god and mortal are about to bet on a high-stakes game of love.

Westview Press

Islamic Gunpowder Empires

Douglas E. Streusand
Authors:
Douglas E. Streusand

Islamic Gunpowder Empires provides readers with a history of Islamic civilization in the early modern world through a comparative examination of Islam's three greatest empires,the Ottomans (centreed in what is now Turkey), the Safavids (in modern Iran), and the Mughals (ruling the Indian subcontinent). Author Douglas Streusand explains the origins of the three empires compares the ideological, institutional, military, and economic contributors to their success and analyzes the causes of their rise, expansion, and ultimate transformation and decline. Streusand depicts the three empires as a part of an integrated international system extending from the Atlantic to the Straits of Malacca, emphasizing both the connections and the conflicts within that system. He presents the empires as complex polities in which Islam is one political and cultural component among many. The treatment of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires incorporates contemporary scholarship, dispels common misconceptions, and provides an excellent platform for further study.

Sphere

Accused

Mark Gimenez
Authors:
Mark Gimenez

'Scott, it's Rebecca. I need you.'After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phonecall from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey - the man she left Scott for - and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her.Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment. Her future is in his hands. As he prepares to take the stand in the most dramatic courtroom appearance of his life, Scott is forced to question everything he believes to get to the truth - to save the life of the ex-wife he still loves....

Piatkus

Talking To Heaven

James van Praagh
Authors:
James van Praagh
PublicAffairs

Tell Me How This Ends

Linda Robinson
Authors:
Linda Robinson

After a series of disastrous missteps in its conduct of the war, the White House in 2006 appointed General David Petraeus as the Commanding General of the coalition forces. Tell Me How This Ends is an inside account of his attempt to turn around a failing war. Linda Robinson conducted extensive interviews with Petraeus and his subordinate commanders and spent weeks with key U.S. and Iraqi divisions. The result is the only book that ties together military operations in Iraq and the internecine political drama that is at the heart of the civil war. Replete with dramatic battles, behind-doors confrontations, and astute analysis, the book tells the full story of the Iraq War's endgame, and lays out the options that will be facing the next president when he or she takes office in January 2009.

Westview Press

Ain't No Makin' It, 3rd Edition

Jay MacLeod
Authors:
Jay MacLeod
Running Press Mini Editions

The Mini Merry Berry Bonsai Kit

Running Press
Authors:
Running Press

Stressed out by the upcoming holidays? Invite tranquility into your home or workplace with your own holiday bonsai tree. Based upon a centuries-old tradition, the kit includes a pot, seeds, a peat pellet, and small scissors, plus a 44-page introduction to the beauty of berry bonsai. With a little patience, you'll enjoy growing a miniature version of this already miniature art!

Westview Press

Teachers As Cultural Workers

Paulo Freire
Authors:
Paulo Freire
Little, Brown Young Readers US

I Love My Hair!

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, E. B. Lewis
Contributors:
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, E. B. Lewis

Every night before she goes to bed, Keyana sits down between her mother's knees to have her hair combed. But no matter how gently Mama pulls, it still hurts sometimes! Keyana doesn't feel lucky to have such a head of hair--until Mama reminds her of all the lovely ways her wonderful hair can be fixed. Full color.

Da Capo Press

The Diary of a Country Priest

Georges Bernanos, Remy Rougeau
Authors:
Georges Bernanos, Remy Rougeau