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The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system? When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in ...

The Methuselah Strain
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 214

The Methuselah Strain

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-09-04
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  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

Is immortality within our grasp? Has medical science finally cracked the code to the affliction known as aging? John Abrams, director of YouthCorp, is sure of it. His company is set to begin human trials on an elixir with just such a goal. But, as with any new scientific breakthrough, there are bound to be setbacks. The implausible identification of a withered old woman, found dying near the research facility, prompts a powerful senator to initiate an investigation. The senator solicits the services of David Stryker, a well-known, though unconventional, freelance investigator. Stryker’s analysis of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death leads him to team up with a lost love and discover the workings of an industry known as anti-aging medicine. Before long, the two find themselves immersed in a dangerous world of industrial spies, mercenaries, and terrorists. Little do they know that their fate, the fate of the country, and perhaps the fate of the world, lies in the balance.

Gandhian Strain in the Indian English Novel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 209
The Night Eternal
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 480

The Night Eternal

The nail-biting vampire thriller from the world-famous director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy.

That Dada Strain
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 84

That Dada Strain

Poems consider the leaders of the Dada movement, jazz, Jewishness, war, mortality, the labor movement, and religion

Plague of the Dead
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Plague of the Dead

The Morningstar virus. Those infected suffer delerium, fever, violent behaviour ... and a hundred per cent mortality rate. But that's not the worst of it. The victims return from the dead to walk the earth. And when a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead, it escalates into a worldwide pandemic. On one side of the world, thousands of miles from home, a battle-hardened general surveys the remnants of his command: a young medic, a veteran photographer, a rash private, and dozens of refugees -- all of them his responsibility. Meanwhile in the United States, an army colonel discovers the darker side of Morningstar and collaborates with a well-known journalist to leak the information to the public...

The Spider Strain and Other Tales from the Pulps
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Spider Strain and Other Tales from the Pulps

A collection of six short stories from pulp magazines, including the title story, "The spider strain," where the right-hand man of a supervillain must steal a priceless necklace.

Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic for Humans
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 425

Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic for Humans

Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic for Humans covers those viruses capable of causing disease in man, including monkeypox, smallpox, cowpox, and vaccinia. The coverage of each virus is comprehensive, covering the biology, molecular biology, and ecology of the virus as well as the clinical and epidemiological aspects of these viruses in humans and animals. In addition, this volume highlights developments in genetic engineering that are paving the way for potential therapeutic treatments of these viruses.

Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 552

Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics

Provides a comprehensive coverage of both the deterministic and stochastic models of life contingencies, risk theory, credibility theory, multi-state models, and an introduction to modern mathematical finance. New edition restructures the material to fit into modern computational methods and provides several spreadsheet examples throughout. Covers the syllabus for the Institute of Actuaries subject CT5, Contingencies Includes new chapters covering stochastic investments returns, universal life insurance. Elements of option pricing and the Black-Scholes formula will be introduced.

Death & Co
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Death & Co

The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world. Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry award—including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staff—the best in the industry—Death & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s m...