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Mark Peterson is a significant new voice in British crime writing. He was born in London and studied Literature at the University of Essex. Mark then moved to Brighton and embarked on a career in PR before choosing to re-train as a teacher. He returned to university in 2006 to begin an MA in Creative Writing. It was there that he started to write the novel that would become Flesh and Blood, the first in the Minter series. He now lives in Brighton with his wife and two children.
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March 2013 Debut of the Month. A fresh, gritty and compelling Brighton-based crime fiction debut - the first in a series starring DS Minter, new to the job and with a troubled past. An undercover operation goes disastrously wrong leaving a policeman dead and investigations point uncomfortably to police corruption - but illegal drugs are big business that powerful people want to protect, including a psychopathic transvestite. Fans of Peter James should have this cleverly plotted thriller on their reading list.
A groundbreaking history of early America that shows how Boston built and sustained an independent city-state in New England before being folded into the United States In the vaunted annals of America's founding, Boston has long been held up as an exemplary city upon a hill and the cradle of liberty for an independent United States. Wresting this revered metropolis from these misleading, tired cliches, The City-State of Boston highlights Boston's overlooked past as an autonomous city-state, and in doing so, offers a pathbreaking and brilliant new history of early America. Following Boston's development over three centuries, Mark Peterson discusses how this self-governing Atlantic trading center began as a refuge from Britain's Stuart monarchs and how-through its bargain with the slave trade and ratification of the Constitution-it would tragically lose integrity and autonomy as it became incorporated into the greater United States. The City-State of Boston peels away layers of myth to offer a startlingly fresh understanding of this iconic urban center.
A groundbreaking history of early America that shows how Boston built and sustained an independent city-state in New England before being folded into the United States In the vaunted annals of America's founding, Boston has long been held up as an exemplary city upon a hill and the cradle of liberty for an independent United States. Wresting this iconic urban center from these misleading, tired cliches, The City-State of Boston highlights Boston's overlooked past as an autonomous city-state, and in doing so, offers a pathbreaking and brilliant new history of early America. Following Boston's development over three centuries, Mark Peterson discusses how this self-governing Atlantic trading center began as a refuge from Britain's Stuart monarchs and how-through its bargain with the slave trade and ratification of the Constitution-it would tragically lose integrity and autonomy as it became incorporated into the greater United States. Drawing from vast archives, and featuring unfamiliar figures alongside well-known ones, such as John Winthrop, Cotton Mather, and John Adams, Peterson explores Boston's origins in sixteenth-century utopian ideals, its founding and expansion into the hinterland of New England, and the growth of its distinctive political economy, with ties to the West Indies and southern Europe. By the 1700s, Boston was at full strength, with wide Atlantic trading circuits and cultural ties, both within and beyond Britain's empire. After the cataclysmic Revolutionary War, Bostoners aimed to negotiate a relationship with the American confederation, but through the next century, the new United States unraveled Boston's regional reign. The fateful decision to ratify the Constitution undercut its power, as Southern planters and slave owners dominated national politics and corroded the city-state's vision of a common good for all. Peeling away the layers of myth surrounding a revered city, The City-State of Boston offers a startlingly fresh understanding of America's history.
Die Angst in den Straen von BrightonEine Frauenleiche wird verstmmelt in einem Koffer am Bahnhof von Brighton gefunden. Ein berwachungsvideo zeigt den Obdachlosen Vincent Underhill dabei, wie er den Koffer in der Bahnhofshalle abstellt. Der Mann wird festgenommen, doch er ist verwirrt, kann keine klare Aussage machen. Kurz darauf wird eine weitere Frau ermordet. Detective Sergeant Minter und sein Chef Tom Beckett erkennen schnell, dass Underhill unschuldig ist. Und dass sie es mit einem Serientter zu tun haben, der ebenso grausam wie hochintelligent ist. Mit einem Tter, der jeden Tag ein neues Opfer fordert. "e;Man kann nur hoffen, dass Rowohlt nach Flesh & Blood auch noch Blood & Bone auf den Markt bringt. Bitte her damit!"e; (Stuttgarter Zeitung)"e;Ein erstklassiger Thriller um Mord, Korruption und Verrat."e; (Berliner Kurier)"e;Rasant, berwltigend und absolut fesselnd."e; (Glamour)"e;Wir merken uns Mark Peterson!"e; (kaliber38.de)
There has never been a Virtualization Guide like this. It contains 174 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about Virtualization. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: NetBSD - Virtualization, Operating system-level virtualization, Storage virtualization - Fewer points of management, Full virtualization, Data virtualization - Functionality, Virtual machine - Operating system-level virtualization, X86 virtualization, Metadata - Data virtualization, Memory virtualization - Operating System Level Integration, Hardware virtualization - Paravirtualization, X86 virtualization - Intel virtualization (VT-x), Storage virtualization - Cons, Virtual private server - Virtualization, Hardware virtualization - Reasons for virtualization, Desktop virtualization Further reading, Data virtualization - Reference Books, Hardware virtualization - Hardware virtualization disaster recovery, Sun Microsystems - Virtualization and datacenter automation software, Storage virtualization - Appliance-based vs. switch-based, Storage virtualization - Pros, Storage virtualization - Performance and scalability, Network virtualization, Operating system-level virtualization - Storage, Memory virtualization - Products, X86 virtualization - Chipset, Hardware virtualization - Operating system-level virtualization, Service virtualization - Applying Service Virtualization, Network virtualization - Examples of internal network virtualization, Multitenancy - Virtualization, Data virtualization - Drawbacks, and much more...
A second stunning Brighton-set crime novel featuring DS Minter, from one of the sharpest new voices in British crime writing. On the surface, John Slade appeared quite normal. But when Martin, a young biochemist, ran a behavioural experiment, he discovered a boy without inhibitions or moral qualms: the perfect subject for a series of experiments Martin had never dared try... Twenty years later, Brighton is facing a serial killer. DS Minter investigates the most bizarre and disturbing murder of his career; the dismembered body of a local woman dumped on a station platform. And when another body is found, Minter realises he is hunting a brutal killer with an IQ off the scale, the likes of which the city has never seen.
This book is appropriate for the following courses: - Sustainable Enterprise - Sustainable Business Practices - Sustainability - Marketing Society - Social Marketing Sustainable Enterprise goes beyond the internal firm strategies of micromarketing and the four Ps to take a broader perspective focused on the interconnectedness of markets, marketing, and society. In an increasingly globalized society concerned with social and environmental sustainability, this book encourages students to think critically about the opportunities and limitations of marketing, as well as its positive and potentially negative effects. Through the presentation of key research findings and actual company cases, Peterson engages students with questions such as, Are global firms involving themselves too much or too little in global markets? Is consumer sovereignty sustainable? Is the greening of the marketplace being done too slowly or too fast? How do poor consumers in developing nations perceive marketing institutions? Based on the premise that firms using holistic marketing strategies are better able to assess risks and identify opportunities, this text also then explains how to create compelling marketing plans designed to benefit the company, key stakeholders, and society at large. Features and Benefits: Chapters address key issues for marketing professionals in today's society such as marketing ethics, globalization, the greening of the marketplace, and social equity Mavericks Who Made It boxes highlight the success stories of marketers who have created sustainable business enterprises Mini cases in each chapter illustrate marketing scenarios from actual companies and pose related critical thinking questions Sample marketing plans and strategies for developing holistic marketing plans provide students with guidance on how to put theory into practice.
With tensions escalating between the United States and North Korea over the North's resumption of its nuclear weapons program, Korea has recently become a focus of media attention. Home to more than 60 million people today, North Korea and South Korea have been divided along the 38th parallel since the defeat of Japan (Korea's former colonial ruler) at the end of World War II. Outside of Korea, South Korea is better known than its neighbour to the north is, and it has prospered over the last few decades as a model democratic regime. North Korea remains a secretive society, struggling to meet the needs of its people, and is something of a mystery to most outsiders. And while the geographical and ideological divisions that now separate the North from the South persist, the two countries share a long history and a uniquely Korean culture. Written by one of the leading experts on Korea, A Brief of Korea covers the history of Korea from the origins of the Korean people in prehistoric times to the economic and political situation in North and South Korea today. Providing a detailed overview of the cultural and historical influences that have shaped Korean society, the author discusses the major periods of Korean history-Three Kingdoms, Koryo Dynasty, and Chosun Dynasty; the foreign invasions Korea has endured; the post-World War II situation that led to the country's division and the Korean War; and developments in North and South Korea from the end of the Korean War up through the present.