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The Last Days of Night
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From the winner of the Oscar for the Best Screenplay for The Imitation Game in 2015 comes a superb historical legal thriller based on the famous ´War of the Currents´ fought between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. In New York, in the late 1880s, the miracle of electric light is still in its infancy and untold riches and glory await the man who can power the nation with this new technology. Thomas Edison has won the race to the patent office for his electric light bulb and is now suing his one remaining rival, George Westinghouse, for infringement for the unheard-of sum of a billion dollars. To defend himself, Westinghouse makes a surprising choice in his attorney: he hires untested 26-year-old Paul Cravath who is fresh out of law school. The task facing Cravath is truly daunting - win. And the stakes are immense: the winner of the case will illuminate America. ´If Paul could not break the patent claim, Thomas Edison would have a monopoly on light itself...´ Soon to be a major film starring Eddie Redmayne

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Stand: Sep 25, 2018
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The Last Days of Night
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? ´´A world of invention and skulduggery, populated by the likes of Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla.´´-Erik Larson ´´A model of superior historical fiction . . . an exciting, sometimes astonishing story.´´-The Washington Post From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel-based on actual events-about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history-and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul´s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society-the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal-private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he´ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ´´A satisfying romp . . . Takes place against a backdrop rich with period detail . . . Works wonderfully as an entertainment . . . As it charges forward, the novel leaves no dot unconnected.´´-Noah Hawley, The New York Times Book Review

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Stand: Sep 25, 2018
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Game Theory
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´´Steve Tadelis´s Game Theory is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduates, and great preparation for graduate work. It provides a clear, self-contained, and rigorous treatment of all the key concepts, along with interesting applications; it also introduces key technical tools in a straightforward and intuitive way.´´--Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University´´Steven Tadelis is a leading scholar in applied game theory, and his expertise shines through in this excellent new text. Aimed at intermediate to advanced undergraduates, it presents and discusses the theory remarkably clearly, at both the intuitive and formal levels. One novel feature I like is its serious consideration of the decision theoretic foundations of game theory. Another is its transparent presentation of relatively recent topics and applications, such as reputations in asymmetric information games, legislative bargaining, and cheap talk communication.´´--Steve Matthews, University of Pennsylvania´´Steve Tadelis has written an up-to-date, comprehensive, yet reader-friendly introductory textbook to game theory. He explains difficult concepts in an exceptionally clear and simple way, making the book accessible to students with a minimal background in mathematics. The abundance of examples and illustrations, drawing from economics, political science, and business strategy, not only shows the wide range of applications of game theory, but also makes the book attractive and fun to read. Tadelis´s book will undoubtedly become a reference textbook for a first course in game theory.´´--Francis Bloch, école Polytechnique´´These days, game theory plays an essential role not only in economics, but in many other branches of social and engineering science, as well as philosophy, biology, psychology, even law. In all these disciplines, students and instructors alike should welcome this excellent resource for mastering the key tools of modern game theory.´´--Peter Hammond, University of Warwick´´It´s hard to write a game theory textbook that strikes a good balance between precision and accessibility. But Steve Tadelis has accomplished this juggling act, with style and humor besides.´´--Eric S. Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Harvard University´´Game theory is a powerful tool for understanding strategic behavior in business, politics, and other settings. Steve Tadelis´s text provides an ideal guide, taking you from first principles of decision theory to models of bargaining, auctions, signaling, and reputation building in a style that is both rigorous and reader-friendly.´´--Jonathan Levin, Stanford University´´Game Theory fills a void in the literature, serving as a text for an advanced undergraduate--or masters-level class. It has more detail than most undergraduate texts, while still being accessible to a broad audience and stopping short of the more technical approach of PhD-level texts. This is a valuable book, written by a meticulous scholar who is an expert in the field.´´--Matthew O. Jackson, author of Social and Economic Networks´´This is a great text, just at the right level for fourth-year undergraduates. The style is just right and the exercises are of high quality. Flow and organization are major strengths of the book--I can follow the text almost as is for the class I teach.´´--Luca Anderlini, Georgetown University

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Stand: Oct 11, 2018
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The Lying Game
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´To read [The Lying Game] is to have your nerves slowly but inexorably shredded as, over and again, the tension builds and then evaporates until the final, unexpected denouement´ Metro ´A gripping, unpredictable narrative that shifts like sand underfoot, and a plot that turns like the tide.´ ERIN KELLY bestselling author of HE SAID SHE SAID ´Thank goodness for Ruth Ware...[The Lying Game is] gripping enough to be devoured in a single sitting´ Independent Four friends. One promise. But someone isn´t telling the truth. The twisting new mystery from bestselling phenomenon Ruth Ware. The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It´s just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn´t seen for years, but has never forgotten. Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn´t a safe place for them, not after what they did. It´s time for the women to get their story straight...

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Stand: Sep 25, 2018
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The Lying Game
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´To read [The Lying Game] is to have your nerves slowly but inexorably shredded as, over and again, the tension builds and then evaporates until the final, unexpected denouement´ Metro ´A gripping, unpredictable narrative that shifts like sand underfoot, and a plot that turns like the tide.´ ERIN KELLY bestselling author of HE SAID SHE SAID ´Thank goodness for Ruth Ware...[The Lying Game is] gripping enough to be devoured in a single sitting´ Independent Four friends. One promise. But someone isn´t telling the truth. The twisting new mystery from bestselling phenomenon Ruth Ware. The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It´s just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn´t seen for years, but has never forgotten. Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn´t a safe place for them, not after what they did. It´s time for the women to get their story straight...

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Stand: Sep 25, 2018
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Mind Games als eBook Download von Martin Cohen
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Mind Games:31 Days to Rediscover Your Brain Martin Cohen

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Stand: Sep 11, 2018
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Software in 30 Days
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A radical approach to getting IT projects done faster and cheaper than anyone thinks possible Software in 30 Days summarizes the Agile and Scrum software development method, which allows creation of game-changing software, in just 30 days. Projects that use it are three times more successful than those that don´t. Software in 30 Days is for the business manager, the entrepreneur, the product development manager, or IT manager who wants to develop software better and faster than they now believe possible. Learn how this unorthodox process works, how to get started, and how to succeed. Control risk, manage projects, and have your people succeed with simple but profound shifts in the thinking. The authors explain powerful concepts such as the art of the possible, bottom-up intelligence, and why it´s good to fail early--all with no risk greater than thirty days. * The productivity gain vs traditional ´´waterfall´´ methods has been over 100% on many projects * Author Ken Schwaber is a co-founder of the Agile software movement, and co-creator, with Jeff Sutherland, of the ´´Scrum´´ technique for building software in 30 days * Coauthor Jeff Sutherland was cosigner of the Agile Manifesto, which marked the start of the Agile movement Software in 30 Days is a must-read for all managers and business owners who use software in their organizations or in their products and want to stop the cycle of slow, expensive software development. Programmers will want to buy copies for their managers and their customers so they will know how to collaborate to get the best work possible.

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Stand: Oct 8, 2018
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New Game! Vol. 1
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Fresh out of high school, Suzukaze Aoba starts a new job on the character team of the game company that put out one of her favorite games, where she spends her days modeling and creating characters, while getting to know her coworkers.

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Stand: Sep 25, 2018
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The Last Days of New Paris (eBook, ePUB)
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Weaving together the historical and the imagined, China Miéville´s The Last Days of New Paris is a surreal and extraordinary work, from the author of The City & The City . 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world for ever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts - and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, Thibaut must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties - to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

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Stand: Sep 25, 2018
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Gone Are the Days als eBook Download von Peter ...
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Gone Are the Days:Jungle Hunting for Tiger and other Game in India and Nepal 1948-1969 Safari Press Peter Byrne

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Stand: Oct 12, 2018
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