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The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine

By E.J. Fleming

Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling are almost unknown open air of Hollywood and little-remembered even there, yet as common supervisor and Head of exposure for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, they lorded over all of the stars in Hollywood's golden age from the Nineteen Twenties in the course of the 1940s--including legends like Garbo, Dietrich, Gable and Garland. while MGM stars came across themselves in difficulty, it used to be Eddie and Howard who took care of them--solved their difficulties, concealed their crimes, and saved their secrets and techniques. They have been "the Fixers." At a time whilst photograph intended every thing and the celebs have been worthy thousands to the studios that owned them, Mannix and Strickling have been crucial males at MGM. via a posh net of contacts in each area, from newshounds and medical professionals to deprave police and district lawyers, they coated up probably the most infamous crimes and scandals in Hollywood historical past, maintaining stars out of prison and, extra importantly, their names out of the papers. They dealt with difficulties as varied because the homicide of Paul Bern (husband of MGM's largest megastar, Jean Harlow), the studio-directed drug addictions of Judy Garland, the homicide of Ted Healy (creator of the 3 Stooges) by the hands of Wallace Beery, and arranging for an single Loretta younger to undertake her personal child--a baby fathered through a married Clark Gable.

via exhaustive study and interviews with contemporaries, this is often the never-before-told tale of Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling. the twin biography describes how a mob-related New Jersey laborer and the quiet son of a grocer turned the main robust males on the greatest studio within the world.

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Marine Robot Autonomy

By Seto L. Mae

-Discusses and provides ideas for the original demanding situations awarded by means of extra advanced missions and the dynamic underwater atmosphere while working self reliant marine robots
-Includes case reviews that reveal clever autonomy in marine robots to accomplish underwater simultaneous localization and mapping

Autonomy for Marine Robots offers a well timed and insightful evaluation of clever autonomy in marine robots. a quick background of this rising box is equipped, besides a dialogue of the demanding situations specific to the underwater setting and their influence at the point of clever autonomy required. themes lined at size study complex frameworks, path-planning, fault tolerance, computer studying, and cooperation as proper to marine robots that want clever autonomy.

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Discusses and gives ideas for the original demanding situations offered through extra complicated missions and the dynamic underwater atmosphere while working self sustaining marine robots

Includes case stories that show clever autonomy in marine robots to accomplish underwater simultaneous localization and mapping

Autonomy for Marine Robots is a perfect publication for researchers and engineers drawn to the sector of marine robots.

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Psychic Development: The gateway to your intuition

Do you ponder whether you may have a guide?
Have you ever had predictions that come true?
Do you have got a psychic present yet uncertain what?

This booklet is a straightforward step by step consultant on easy methods to know your psychic presents and the way to improve them via those enjoyable routines.

Each subject will concentration your cognizance of 1 of your “Clair” senses and deepen your knowing of what they are.

The publication will advisor you thru the best way to learn auras, tea-leaf interpreting, ribbon examining – simply to identify a few!

The meditations that accompany the booklet may help you increase your chakra approach, meet your courses and song into your psychic senses. you may also use the meditations to only chill out and take your self off right into a non secular area.

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Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy: An Introduction

By Paul A. Lynn

A hugely obtainable and authoritative account of wind energy’s medical historical past, present know-how, and foreign prestige, with an emphasis on huge generators and wind farms, either onshore and offshore

Topics lined include:

  • a short historical past of wind energy
  • the nature of the wind
  • turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics
  • wind farms
  • offshore possibilities and challenges
  • grid integration of wind energy
  • economic and environmental aspects

Whilst intellectually rigorous, this isn't an educational treatise. Key equations are totally mentioned, supplying crucial theoretical historical past. The textual content is supported via copious illustrations and approximately 50 inspiring full-colour photos from round the world.

This booklet is aimed toward a large readership together with execs, coverage makers and staff within the strength area wanting a simple appreciation of the underlying ideas of wind power or a short replace. Its kind and point also will entice moment and 3rd yr undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of renewable and wind strength, power platforms and electrical/electronic engineering. It additionally supplies a concise account of the expertise for the massive and turning out to be variety of those who find themselves drawn to onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they're making to carbon-free electrical energy new release within the 21st century.

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Chi Nei Tsang 1 - Internal Organs Chi Massage

By Mantak Chia

In Chi Nei Tsang grasp Mantak Chia keeps to carry the traditional, time-tested knowledge of the therapeutic Tao approach to the Western international. Chi Nei Tsang offers an entire new knowing and method of therapeutic with certain reasons of self-healing recommendations and strategies of educating others to heal themselves. additionally incorporated are how one can keep away from soaking up detrimental, ill energies from others.

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Signs: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro (Picker's Pocket Guide)

By Eric Bradley

Realize what the professionals comprehend with this hands-on, how-to advisor to selecting ads symptoms. examine what professional creditors search for and what they price during this easy-to-follow and essential pocket guide.

YOU'LL UNCOVER:
• the easiest different types of symptoms: beer, Coca-Cola, petroliana, food and drinks, farm and enforce, domestic and backyard, and neon signs
• functional recommendations from best dealers and sellers
• What to seem for and the place to discover it
• easy methods to turn the symptoms you pick
• universal fakes and reproductions

Whether for excitement or revenue, the Picker's Pocket consultant is a true locate.

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Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (Flashpoint Press)

The annual convention Earth in danger: development a Resistance circulate to avoid wasting the Planet positive factors environmental thinkers and activists who're keen to invite the toughest questions on the seriousness of the planet’s state of affairs, and this booklet provides an impassioned critique of the dominant tradition from each perspective. audio system from the convention are featured during this quantity and contain William Catton, who explains ecological overshoot; Thomas Linzey, who offers a fiery demand group sovereignty; Jane Caputi, who exposes patriarchy's mythic dismemberment of the goddess; Aric McBay, who discusses traditionally powerful resistance innovations; and Stephanie McMillan, who takes down capitalism. one after the other, they construct an unassailable case that the wealthy may be disadvantaged in their skill to scouse borrow from the terrible and the strong in their skill to wreck the planet. those audio system supply their principles on what should be performed to construct a true resistance circulate: one who contains all degrees of direct motion that may really fit the size of the matter. additionally integrated are the audio system Derrick Jensen, Arundhati Roy, Rikki Ott, Gail Dines, Waziyatawin, Lierre Keith, and Nora Barrows-Friedman.

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Toward the Healthy City: People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning (Urban and Industrial Environments)

By Jason Corburn

In distressed city neighborhoods the place residential segregation concentrates poverty, liquor shops outnumber supermarkets, poisonous websites are subsequent to playgrounds, and more cash is spent on prisons than faculties, citizens additionally undergo disproportionately from illness and untimely dying. spotting that urban environments and the making plans techniques that form them are strong determinants of inhabitants health and wellbeing, city planners this day are commencing to tackle the extra problem of revitalizing ignored city neighborhoods in ways in which enhance wellbeing and fitness and advertise larger fairness. In Toward the fit City, Jason Corburn argues that urban making plans needs to go back to its roots in public well-being and social justice. the 1st publication to supply a close account of ways urban making plans and public overall healthiness practices can reconnect to deal with future health disparities, Toward the fit City bargains a brand new decision-making framework referred to as "healthy urban making plans" that reframes conventional making plans and improvement concerns and provides a brand new medical proof base for participatory motion, coalition development, and ongoing tracking.

To convey fit urban making plans in motion, Corburn examines collaborations among executive companies and neighborhood coalitions within the San Francisco Bay region, together with efforts to hyperlink environmental justice, citizens' power health problems, housing and genuine property improvement initiatives, and making plans procedures with public wellbeing and fitness. tasks like those, Corburn issues out, move well past fresh makes an attempt by way of city planners to advertise public wellbeing and fitness by means of altering the layout of towns to inspire actual task. Corburn argues for a broader belief of fit city governance that addresses the foundation explanations of healthiness inequities.

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