Comprehensive and user friendly, this book synthesizes the growing literature on symptom feigning in cognitive testing and translates it into evidence-based recommendations for clinical and forensic practice. A wide range of cognitive effort assessment techniques and strategies are critically reviewed, including both dedicated measures and the use of embedded indicators in standard clinical tests. The book describes approaches to distinguishing between credible and noncredible performance in specific clinical populations: persons presenting with head injury, chronic pain and fatigue, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and learning disability, mental retardation, seizures, and exposure to environmental toxins. Special topics include the potentially confounding effects of psychiatric disorder and ethnocultural factors on effort testing, and cognitive assessment in the criminal forensic setting.
From the extraordinary distance our food can travel to reach our tables to the remarkable benefits of eating avocados, John Farndon shows the amazing, often shocking, truth behind the food we eat. Covering everything from the big businesses that control food production around the world to the dangers of food dyes, this book reveals the complex facts behind the simplest of meals.
Globalization has given criminals an unlimited number of possibilities especially in offshore areas to hide deprived assets. International experts of FraudNet deliver comprehensive and crucial knowledge about the possibilities of asset tracing and recovery, including: an introduction to the methods of fraud; international available remedies; supranational legal sources; basics of asset tracing and recovery in common law and civil law; respective national laws, regulations and proceedings of over 40 countries -- Back cover.
The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in-depth budget information for all twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.
In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and ‘Ooh lovely’ at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.
When author Alexandra Khoo landed at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport in the fall of 2007, nothing could have prepared her for the culture shock of living in China. In Living in Shanghai, she narrates the experiences of living in the most cosmopolitan city in China, a place she came to know when her husband accepted a job assignment in this metropolis of twenty-three million people. As an overseas ethnic Chinese woman fluent in both English and Mandarin, Khoo tells about her in-depth contact with the local people and provides insight into navigating the daily issues commonly facing expatriates in Shanghai, including housing, dining out, shopping, currency, religion, social interaction, transportation, medical care, and communication. Including many photos, Living in Shanghai paints a broad picture of what it was like living in a large country that is developing at a breakneck pace. Khoo provides practical advice and useful directions for adjusting to life in Shanghai.
The Carrot Chaser is a thrilling, heartwarming story of how to follow God in a busy world Matthew Swift is a young, brash, and arrogant executive who seems to have it all. His image graces the covers of all the top business magazines. He’s got money, power, and of course, lots of toys. But when Matthew's unscrupulous business practices and his disregard for the people around him finally catch up with him, his world comes crashing down. In this inspirational business fable, Matthew finds true love and discovers four keys to real success—keys that you can use in your own life.
The two volumes incorporate major new papers contributed by leading international economists, on a range of topics that reflect the breadth of Professor Lloyd's own distinguished contributions to the field of international trade and policy during a career spanning over four decades.
The Hebrew Old Testament, which contains some of the world s most ancient religious texts, was written and repeatedly re-edited over the course of several centuries from about 1000 BCE. It reached its final form at the hands of editors who were monotheists. They believed that their god Yahweh was the only true God, and that he had been worshipped exclusively by their ancestors from the time of Abraham. They edited their sources to reflect this belief. However, we can strip away this veneer of later monotheism to view the ancient stories themselves. These bear witness to Israelite religion as practised before 600 BCE. Far from being monotheistic, this religion was a fascinating polytheistic paganism, close to the religion of the surrounding Canaanites. In this religion, Yahweh, far from being God as understood by modern western monotheism, was a distinctive tribal deity. This book will be of particular interest to the large numbers of western people who come from a broadly Christian or Jewish background but have left those faiths behind to explore paganism or New Age spirituality.
For handsome Italian count Alessio Ramontella, seducing women comes as naturally as breathing. Alessio lives his life based on two criteria: first that success and satisfaction are guaranteed, and second that all his dealings are discreet and conducted between mutually consenting parties. Then he meets innocent English beauty Laura Mason. She's sweet, tempting…and off-limits. Alessio must decide: should he ruthlessly pursue Laura until she gives in?
High cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic and the North Sea, many hundreds of rocky skerries, deep sea lochs, dangerous unseen reefs, powerful tides and gales that batter the land fiercely from all points of the compass . . . Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at sea is a poignant part of Scotland's history, and in this chilling and awe-inspiring book, bestselling author Robert Jeffrey tells the compelling stories of the victims of the ocean deeps. Car ferries, fishing boats, troopers, pleasure yachts and Navy vessels of all sorts, including submarines, have gone to the bottom. And in brave attempts to save those in danger with lifeboats, many have died. Including the famous tales of the Princess Victoria, the ill-fated K13 submarines, the Longhope lifeboat and the Iolanthe, Scotland's Cruel Sea remembers the maritime tragedies that made headlines and became part of the folk memory of a seagoing nation.
Buying a property abroad is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make. But don't worry – your Spanish dream needn't become a nightmare. From finding an estate agent and arranging a mortgage to negotiating the best price and moving in, this book is packed with practical advice on every aspect of the Spanish property market. It leads you safely and simply through the legal, logistical, and financial minefields, helping you maximise your time and your money to enjoy a hassle-free property purchase.
This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book. 'From the super-quick to more complex dishes, these recipes will take the stress out of deciding what's for dinner.' In this book Karen Martini shares more than 120 of her favourite everyday recipes, for all the delicious salads, pastas, pizzas, curries, roasts, one-pot dinners, puddings, cakes and biscuits you'll ever need. 'These are the dishes that I cook for my family and friends, that I have honed over time; recipes created when I've been inspired by a new idea, or simply when it's been time to give a household favourite a bit of an overhaul.' With signature Martini twists and delicious takes on the traditional, whether it's Greek-Style Roast Chicken with Potatoes, Oregano and Lemon; Pork and Pine Nut Polpette; or Sticky Honey and Cinnamon Lamb Shanks; and for dessert, Vanilla & Rosemary Pana Cotta with Scorched Lemon Syrup or Croissant, Chocolate & Hazelnut Pudding, these are the dishes your friends and family will request again and again. Rediscover the joy of cooking simple, delicious meals with this inspired new collection that will have you serving up great-tasting food at home, every day.
This Rough Guides Snapshot is one of a new generation of informative and easy-to-use travel-guide eBooks that guarantees you make the most of your visit. An essential tool for pre-trip planning, it also makes a great travel companion when you're on the road. Introduction to Brussels is a good place to start, with an overview of the city's and region's big attractions and a list of highlights. From the table of contents, you can click straight to the main sections of the guide, which includes features on all the main sights and attractions. You'll find practical information on the country as a whole, including details on flights, in Belgium and Luxembourg Basics. Shorter contents lists appear at the start of every section in the guide to make chapter navigation quick and easy. Detailed area maps can be found in the guide and in the dedicated map section, which also includes full country maps for Belgium and Luxembourg, accessible from the table of contents. Throughout the guide, we've flagged up our favourite places-a perfectly-located hotel, an atmospheric café, a special restaurant-with our author pick stars. You can select your own favourites and create a personalised itinerary by bookmarking the sights, venues and activities that are of interest, giving you the quickest possible access to everything you'll need for your time away.
With two suitors battling for her affections, will Frances listen to her heart or her head? The Sound of Her Laughter is an engrossing saga from Margaret Thornton of a young teacher's homecoming to Blackpool. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Dilly Court. It is with mixed with feelings that Frances Goodwin, a pretty young infant school teacher, returns to Blackpool from Yorkshire to look after her increasingly ailing mother, Iris. It's not long before Frances is frustrated - not just with the severe lack of space at her mother's small bungalow, but also with constantly having to give an account of her movements. Deciding to expand her horizons to compensate for this lack of freedom, she joins an operatic society where her love of singing and drama is rekindled. However, some real drama enters her life in the form of Adrian Glover, the new local Methodist minister, who visits her school regularly to take assemblies. Kindly, cheerful and completely dependable, Adrian falls in love with Frances and when he asks her to marry him she says yes without hesitation. But the engagement does not go as smoothly as she'd expected. Not only does her mother's health drastically deteriorate but she also gets to know a new colleague: the distinguished, devilishly good-looking Marcus Avery... What readers are saying about Margaret Thornton: '[Margaret Thornton is] one of those writers with a sure skill in creating characters who become real to the reader. Indeed, so much so that they seem to leap out of the pages and make the story of which they're a part even more compelling' 'Margaret Thornton is a brilliant storyteller. Her books draw you in, so you feel you know the characters. Hard to put down' 'Five stars'
An exotic array of nearly one hundred recipes reflects the finest cuisine to be found along the legendary spice route, from Zanzibar, to India, to Bali, captures the culinary traditions of each region along the way, and offers a glossary of spices, source list, and lush full-color photography. 17,500 first printing.
Now a major film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright—the acclaimed bestselling novel about spies in “The War on Terror.” A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client’s survival becomes more important to her than her own career—or safety. In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg. Annabel, Issa, and Brue form an unlikely alliance—and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, sensing a sure kill in the “War on Terror,” the rival spies of Germany, England, and America converge upon the innocents. Thrilling, compassionate, with characters you’ll never forget, A Most Wanted Man is a work of deep humanity and uncommon relevance to our times.