Alex

  • Auteur: Pierre Lemaître
  • ISBN: 9781471253324
  • Date de sortie: 2014-03-01
  • Collection: Clipper Audio
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In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. Alex Prévost - beautiful, resourceful, tough - may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: all they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

Alex

  • Auteur: Pierre Lemaître
  • ISBN: 9781782060796
  • Date de sortie: 2013
  • Collection: MacLehose Press
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Winner of the CWA International Dagger Award 2013. In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prévost - beautiful, resourceful, tough - may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

Alex

  • Auteur: Pierre Lemaitre
  • ISBN: 9781623650001
  • Date de sortie: 2013-09-03
  • Collection: MacLehose Press
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In this gripping, fiendishly plotted detective novel, Alex Prévost is kidnapped, savagely beaten, and suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned industrial building in a wooden cage—she is running out of time. Her abductor/torturer appears to desire only one thing: to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first? One witness has filed a report with the police, but apart from this insubstantial bit of evidence Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no other leads. To understand what has happened to Alex, the detective—a man with a tragic past but extraordinary abilities as an investigator—must first understand more about the girl whose life he is trying to save. As he slowly uncovers the story of the girl's unusual childhood, he comes to realize she is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful—and unconventional in the extreme. As the manhunt is drawing to its conclusion, the case shifts in the most shocking way. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges.

Acid Alex

  • Auteur: Al Lovejoy
  • ISBN: 1770070931
  • Date de sortie: 2005-01-01
  • Collection: Zebra
  • Total Download: 3255
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Acid Alex is the autobiography of Al Lovejoy, a South African and self-confessed former organised crime boss.

Virginia Woolf and the Real World

  • Auteur: Alex Zwerdling
  • ISBN: 9780520061842
  • Date de sortie: 1986
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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Discusses the influence of historical events, politics, and social movements on Woolf's fiction, describes her ideology, and examines her major works

The Alex Studies

  • Auteur: Irene M. PEPPERBERG
  • ISBN: 0674041992
  • Date de sortie: 2009-06-30
  • Collection: Harvard University Press
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Can a parrot understand complex concepts and mean what it says? Since the early 1900s, most studies on animal-human communication have focused on great apes and a few cetacean species. Birds were rarely used in similar studies on the grounds that they were merely talented mimics--that they were, after all, "birdbrains." Experiments performed primarily on pigeons in Skinner boxes demonstrated capacities inferior to those of mammals; these results were thought to reflect the capacities of all birds, despite evidence suggesting that species such as jays, crows, and parrots might be capable of more impressive cognitive feats. Twenty years ago Irene Pepperberg set out to discover whether the results of the pigeon studies necessarily meant that other birds--particularly the large-brained, highly social parrots--were incapable of mastering complex cognitive concepts and the rudiments of referential speech. Her investigation and the bird at its center--a male Grey parrot named Alex--have since become almost as well known as their primate equivalents and no less a subject of fierce debate in the field of animal cognition. This book represents the long-awaited synthesis of the studies constituting one of the landmark experiments in modern comparative psychology.

Space and Time in Ancient Greek Narrative

  • Auteur: Alex C. Purves
  • ISBN: 1139487981
  • Date de sortie: 2010-03-22
  • Collection: Cambridge University Press
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In this wide-ranging survey of ancient Greek narrative from archaic epic to classical prose, Alex Purves shows how stories unfold in space as well as in time. She traces a shift in authorial perspective, from a godlike overview to the more focused outlook of human beings caught up in a developing plot, inspired by advances in cartography, travel, and geometry. Her analysis of the temporal and spatial dimensions of ancient narrative leads to new interpretations of important texts by Homer, Herodotus, and Xenophon, among others, showing previously unnoticed connections between epic and prose. Drawing on the methods of classical philology, narrative theory, and cultural geography, Purves recovers a poetics of spatial representation that lies at the core of the Greeks' conception of their plots.
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