Lyrical Gemstones is a collection of Charles Bailey's most poignant work since 2006. His words convey his unique and often risque views on love, life, sex, and himself. The collection is comprised of nine of his ten series of poetic masterpieces. These words are a lifetime labor of love for him, also well received by his friends, admirers and loved ones. These words are not for the faint of heart; read them at the risk of loving them.
British author David Gemmell has written many bestselling novels in three series, The Drenai Saga, The Stone of Power Cycle, and The Rigante Epic. Even though these novels are interconnected within each series, Gemmell strives to write each book as a stand alone novel, providing a complete story in each book.
The Stones of Power Cycle, including three adventures featuring another popular Gemmell character, Jon Shannow -- the Jerusalem Man
"Explores the impact that one of the most prominent biologically based pesticides has had on pest control technology and the issues that surround its use. The book examines the development, use, and management of technologies derived from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), addressing the health, economic, environmental, and social concerns generated by the deployment of genetically engineered crops. Authors representing a diverse cross section of the international scientific community contribute review articles and research findings that address the use of Bt in microbial formulations and transgenic crops, technological advances in the genetic engineering of plants, advances in methodologies, and improved agricultural practices and productivity through the use of Bt cotton."
Operational risk management is attracting the attention of academics and professionals worldwide. Academics are interested in this topic because it provides opportunities for the application of sophisticated statistical techniques, as well as lucrative opportunities for consultancy work and challenging questions on how to measure operational risk. For the practitioners, acquiring knowledge of operational risk is more than mere luxury as banks all around the world have to be Basel 2 compliant within the next two years. Moreover, operational losses have, since the notorious collapse of Barings Bank, been haunting banks' top management, prompting a strive to devise measures that can reduce operational losses and the risk of business collapse. Indeed, financial institutions have experienced more than 100 operational loss events exceeding $100 million over the past decade.
Love is a Stone Endlessly in Flight is a collection of contemporary poetry by award-winning poet Dante Di Stefano, whose work has appeared in Brilliant Corners, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, New Orleans Review, Obsidian, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Writer's Chronicle, and elsewhere.
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