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8 Bodies Is Enough

Author : Stephanie Bond
ISBN : 9781945002168
Genre : Fiction
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When you gamble with the truth… Carlotta Wren is off on another adventure--this time following a lead from her jailbird father to Los Vegas to find out what happened to her long-lost mother. Unaware of Carlotta's mission, her brother Wesley tags along with grandiose designs of winning big with a secret bag of cash he found. But as soon as the Wren siblings hit Sin City, their luck runs cold. A dead man spoils Carlotta’s plan and before she knows it, the entire gang from Atlanta has descended to aid, abet, and aggravate. Wes has problems of his own when it turns out the found money belongs to seriously bad men who want it back. You might lose more than you can afford… With the odds stacked against them, Carlotta and Wes keep rolling the dice. Too late, Wes learns he’s accidentally blown his father’s case wide open. Someone wants the Wrens—all of them—to cash in their chips for good. And when Carlotta uncovers the real reason behind her parents’ disappearance, it yanks her life in a new direction.

Body Movers

Author : Stephanie Bond
ISBN : 9781460311776
Genre : Fiction
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So Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she'd planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped from her mouth and forgoing college to work retail. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiancé dumping her. And she didn't plan on still being single ten years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. But she's coping. Until— —her lovable brother is arrested, and the hunky cop decides to reopen her parents' case. —her brother becomes a body mover for the morgue, and his sexy boss gets Carlotta involved. —her former fiancé's wife (a good customer) is murdered, fingering Carlotta. With three men in her life, Carlotta has added motivation to help bag a murderer to keep her own well-dressed body from being next on the list! Look for all six books in Stephanie Bond's Body Movers series, available now from Harlequin MIRA!

7 Brides For 7 Bodies

Author : Stephanie Bond
ISBN : 9780991520916
Genre : Fiction
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Happily never after... Carlotta Wren’s life has taken a startling turn—she’s not sure what’s going to happen next. So when her retail job temporarily plants her in the world of wedding planning, she’s happy for the distraction—at first. Because the happily-ever-after setting only heightens the stress surrounding the decisions she faces about her romantic life. The three hot men vying for her attention aren’t going to wait forever for her answer. On the other hand, at least the bridal show gets her away from body moving for a while, right? Wrong. Because when grooms all over Atlanta start dropping like flies, once again, Carlotta finds herself square in the middle of a murder mystery! “Body Movers is one of the most delightful series I have read in quite some time. Stephanie Bond shows her audience what a wickedly funny mystery should be all about.” Suspense Romance Writers Book Review “Stephanie Bond's Body Movers Series is an absolute hoot!” TheRomanceReadersConnection.com “Bond has successfully switched to the crime genre, bringing along her trademark humor and panache.” Booklist If you're looking for laugh-out-loud books, check out the BODY MOVERS series! To-date, titles in the series include: PARTY CRASHERS (prequel) BODY MOVERS 2 BODIES FOR THE PRICE OF 1 3 MEN AND A BODY 4 BODIES AND A FUNERAL 5 BODIES TO DIE FOR 6 KILLER BODIES 6 ½ BODY PARTS (novella) 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BODIES

6 1 2 Body Parts

Author : Stephanie Bond
ISBN : 0989042960
Genre : Atlanta (Ga.)
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After their wealthy parents skip town to avoid a white-collar crime charge, Carlotta Wren and her brother find themselves with no resources and no friends, but via a twist of fate, Carlotta's about to find out what her life would have been like had her parents not hijacked her future.

Coma Girl Part 1

Author : Stephanie Bond
ISBN : 1945002107
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Make No Bones About It

Author : Ann Charles
ISBN : 1940364477
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Make No Bones About It is a genre blend of mystery, adventure, humor, romance, and suspense. Oh, and there is a hint of paranormal thrown in, too, for fun. It stars the same characters that were in the first book of this series, LOOK WHAT THE WIND BLEW IN, and continues with their journeys and growth. The differences are that this second book takes place at a different Maya archaeological dig site in Mexico than the first book, several of the secondary characters have changed, and the mystery is even more sinister than before.

Common To Body And Soul

Author : R. A. H. King
ISBN : 9783110183337
Genre : Philosophy
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"This collection of essays owes its inception to a symposium held in Munich 8-10th September 2003"--P. [i].

Initiation And Control Of Gait From First Principles A Mathematically Animated Model Of The Foot

Author : Craig Nevin
ISBN : 9781599423296
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This thesis examines the anatomical locations of the dynamic pressures that create the first five footprints when a standing person starts to walk. It is hypothesized that the primary activity starts with the dorsiflexion or lifting of the great toe. Consequently, the metatarsophalangeal region of the forefoot was studied from three directions. Viewed side-on, the great toe free-body is found from a detailed post hoc analysis of previous kinematic data obtained from cadavers to operate as a cam. The cam model also follows closely from Aristotle's ancient description of the hinged instrument of animate motion. Viewed in coronal cross-section, the first metatarsal torsion strength was estimated in 13 humans, 1 gorilla, 3 chimpanzees, 1 orangutan and 1 baboon set of dry-bone specimens of the hands and feet. The first metatarsal bone alone contributes 43% of the total strength of all the metatarsal bones. A result unique amongst the hominids and apes studied. Viewed in horizontal plan, the dynamic components and principle axes of the footprints of 54 barefoot humans (32 male, 22 female, age 32 +-11 years) were studied whilst standing on a 0.5m pressure plate, and then immediately when walking over a 2m plate (4 sensors per cm2 sampled at 100hz). Two footprints were obtained during the initial stance posture, and the first three footprints of the initial walk. Three new principles of animate motion were deduced from the divergent results obtained from complete and dissected cadavers: The metatarsal cam (from the sagittal side view) the ground reaction torque (from the frontal coronal view) and the amputation artifact. The philosophy of experimenting on inanimate cadavers rather than living subjects was intensively researched. Instead of assuming that gait is a uniform or regular motion as is usual, the foot was analyzed rather as if it was a beam attached to the ground. Engineering equations were used to determine the flexural properties of the foot every 0.01 seconds, including the principle axes, radius of gyration and the local shear stresses on the sensors spaced 5-7mm apart. A sequence of these impressions creates a mathematically animated model of the footprint. The local force under the foot was normalized against both the total force and contact duration. The forces under the foot were each divided between 10 anatomical regions using individual masks for each foot strike. Producing a 54-subject database from which the normal behavior of the foot could be quantified. The group showed a surprisingly low right foot step-off dominance of only 54%. The combination of the radius of gyration and impulse in particular produces a succinct but powerful summary of the footprint during dynamic activity. The initial angle and magnitudes of the loads that are applied and removed demonstrates that the body first rocks onto the heels after the instruction to walk is given. The feet simultaneously invert and their arches rise off the ground as anticipated. The principle axes were then animated in a mathematical four-dimensional model. The horizontal radius of gyration is on average 5 cm during heel strike, but increases to 20 cm as the forefoot comes into contact with the ground, finally rising to 25 cm at toe-off. Significantly the applied load during the fore-foot loading phase is more widely distributed than the load being removed. A new and unanticipated result that is believed to be a special characteristic of the animate foot. The standard deviation of the force under the great toe is the first mechanical parameter to converge in the 54 subjects, conclusively verifying the hypothesis that the great toe both initiates and controls gait.

Physiologia

Author : Dennis Des Chene
ISBN : 0801486874
Genre : Philosophy
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Sixteenth-century Aristotelianism was the culmination of four centuries of commentary and criticism. Physiologia is one of the first books to provide an accessible and comprehensive guide to that tradition in natural philosophy. In an incisive and readable treatment, Dennis Des Chene illuminates the continuities and disruptions between medieval and modern philosophy and promotes a new understanding of the philosophical setting in which modern notions of science emerged.

Aristotle S De Anima

Author : Ronald Polansky
ISBN : 9781139466059
Genre : Philosophy
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Aristotle's De Anima is the first systematic philosophical account of the soul, which serves to explain the functioning of all mortal living things. In his commentary, Ronald Polansky argues that the work is far more structured and systematic than previously supposed. He contends that Aristotle seeks a comprehensive understanding of the soul and its faculties. By closely tracing the unfolding of the many-layered argumentation and the way Aristotle fits his inquiry meticulously within his scheme of the sciences, Polansky answers questions relating to the general definition of soul and the treatment of each of the soul's principal capacities: nutrition, sense perception, phantasia, intellect, and locomotion. The commentary sheds light on every section of the De Anima and the work as a unit. It offers a challenge to earlier and current interpretations of the relevance and meaning of Aristotle's highly influential treatise.

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