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 Lemaitre
  • ISBN: 9781623651244
  • Date de sortie: 2014-08-05
  • Collection: MacLehose Press
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Upon winning the prestigious 2013 Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by saying, "An original and absorbing ability to leash incredulity in the name of the fictional contract between author and reader... A police procedural, a thriller against time, a race between hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from multiple points of view that explore several apparently parallel stories which finally meet." Alex Prevost--kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage--is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first? Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as possible--but first he must understand more about her. As he uncovers the details of the young woman's singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges. A 2013 Financial Times Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA Reading List Horror Award From the Hardcover edition.

Alex

  • Auteur: Pierre Lemaître
  • ISBN: 9781782060796
  • Date de sortie: 2013
  • Collection: MacLehose Press
  • Total Download: 8389
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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.

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.

Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club

  • Auteur: Janet S. Wong
  • ISBN: 0689858906
  • Date de sortie: 2004-09-01
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
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Alex quits playing chess after losing a game to Uncle Hooya; but when other activities fail to satisfy him, he gives his favorite game another try by joining the chess club.

A Bike for Alex

  • Auteur: Elsie Nelley
  • ISBN: 9780170097314
  • Date de sortie: 2000-09-01
  • Collection: Nelson Thornes
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Alex is a new character who will feature in other PM stories. Children who own toys that have been repaired and repainted so they look like new again will read this story with expression and understanding.

Alex

  • Auteur: Dodie Kazanjian
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1993-09-28
  • Collection: Alfred A. Knopf
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Profiles the life and career of the Russian-born photographer, art director of Vogue for twenty years, and editorial director for all Conde+a7 Nast magazines for three decades. 12,500 first printing.
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