New Release Books by Am

Am is the author of The White Sniper (2016), EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS (2016), Globalization and New International Public Works Agreements in Developing Countries (2016), Diary of a Young Boat (2021) and other 398 books.

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The White Sniper

release date: Oct 31, 2016
The White Sniper
The remarkable story of the Finnish marksman nicknamed “White Death” by the Red Army for his record number of confirmed kills. Simo Häyhä is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland from 1939 to 1940, he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. A man of action who spoke very little, Simo Häyhä was hugely respected by his men and his superiors and given many difficult missions, including taking out specific targets. Able to move silently and swiftly through the landscape, melting into the snowbound surroundings in his white camouflage fatigues, his aim was deadly and his quarry rarely escaped. The Russians learned of his reputation as a marksman and tried several times to kill him by indirect fire. He was promoted from corporal to second lieutenant, and he was awarded the Cross of Kollaa. For sniping, Simo Häyhä only ever used his own M/28-30 rifle. Eventually, his luck ran out, and Simo received a serious head wound on March 6,1940, though he subsequently recovered. The White Sniper fully explores Simo Häyhä’s life, his exploits in the Winter War, the secrets behind his success, including character and technique, and also includes a detailed look at his rifle itself. There are appendices on the basics of shooting, the impact of fire on the battlefield, battles on the Kollaa Front during the Winter War, and a list of ranked snipers of the world. “No matter how many books on sniping you have read, this must be added to your list if you are serious about shooting.” —GunMart

EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS

EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS
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Globalization and New International Public Works Agreements in Developing Countries

release date: Apr 22, 2016
Globalization and New International Public Works Agreements in Developing Countries
This book scrutinizes the new legal nature and stipulations of International Public Works Agreements and provides an in-depth analysis of new forms of infrastructure agreements which have been created in developing countries, such as PPPs. The volume also examines the direct impact of the new legal environment upon infrastructure transactions such as dispute resolutions and ADR mechanisms, in particular, arbitration. It provides an analytical perspective on international public works agreements in developing states in the light of ICC rules of arbitration and FIDIC forms of contracts. As globalization significantly influences le contrat administratif in civil law legal culture, this book examines the legal cultures of civil and common law from a comparative perspective. The author argues that harmonization and integration of the two cultures, in infrastructure agreements, are the way forward. The book will be a fundamental guide for researchers and academics working in this area as well as judges, lawyers and international arbitrators in both common law jurisdictions and civil law legal systems.

Diary of a Young Boat

by: Am Hoch
release date: Jan 01, 2021
Diary of a Young Boat
-Foreword by Wallace Shawn and afterword by Pasquale Verdicchio- Diary of a Young Boat is the fictional aural diary of a thirteen-year-old girl that can take many forms. Conceived as an interdimensional radio play, it can also be a podcast, a digitally programmed installation, in-situ theater, a staged play, or a literary text. As Pasquale Verdicchio writes: "And, although it is a radio play, a voice is not necessary to hear its alarm. ... It [is] a diary of an indictment. ... More importantly, it is a diary of unveiling and becoming." AM Hoch is an interdisciplinary artist recognized for her innovations in the field of unconventional narratives. Her work combining original text, painting, sculpture and audio/video digital technologies has been shown in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe. Born in New York City, she currently lives and works in Bologna, Italy. Teatro da leggere Series A paperback and e-book series published by Intra. Global readability, Italian charm.

A Daughter of No Nation

release date: Dec 01, 2015
A Daughter of No Nation
As soon as Sophie Hansa returned to our world, she is anxious to once again go back to Stormwrack. Unable to discuss the wondrous sights she has seen, and unable to tell anyone what happened to her in her time away, Sophie is in a holding pattern, focused entirely on her eventual chance to return. With the sudden arrival of Garland Parrish, Sophie is once again gone. This time, she has been called back to Stormwrack in order to spend time with her father, a Duelist-Adjudicator, who is an unrivaled combatant and fearsome negotiator. But is he driven by his commitment to seeing justice prevail, or is he a sociopath? Soon, she discovers something repellent about him that makes her reject him, and everything he is offering. Adrift again, she discovers that her time spent with her father is not without advantages, however, for Sophie has discovered there is nothing to stop her from setting up a forensic institute in Stormwrack, investigating cases that have been bogged down in the courts, sometimes for years. Her fresh look into a long-standing case between two of the islands turns up new information that could get her, and her friends, pulled into something bold and daring, which changes the entire way she approaches this strange new world. . . . At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rain Formation in Warm Clouds

release date: Feb 12, 2015
Rain Formation in Warm Clouds
This book aims to promote the understanding of some of the basic mathematical and scientific issues in the subjects relating to climate dynamics, chaos and quantum mechanics. It is based on substantial research work in atmospheric science carried out over twenty years. Atmospheric flows exhibit self similar fractal fluctuations, a signature of long-range correlations on all space-time scales. Realistic simulation and prediction of atmospheric flows requires the incorporation of the physics of observed fractal fluctuation characteristics in traditional meteorological theory. A general systems theory model for fractal space-time fluctuations in turbulent atmospheric flows is presented and applied to the formation of rain in warm clouds. This model gives scale-free universal governing equations for cloud growth processes. The model predicted cloud parameters are in agreement with reported observations, in particular, the cloud drop-size distribution. Rain formation can occur in warm clouds within 30 minutes as observed in practice under favourable conditions of moisture supply in the environment. Traditional cloud physical concepts for rain development requires over an hour for a full-sized raindrop to form. The book provides background reading for postgraduate students of Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences/Physics, Environmental Sciences, and scientists working in the field of the topic of the book as well as the multidisciplinary field of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos.

Two Wolves

release date: Nov 12, 2020
Two Wolves
In the past, if a Native American tribe had a bad or evil chief, a warrior was chosen to do away with him... To Kill him! The warrior chosen wasn''t always the fastest or best, but rather a Brave who had little or no reason to kill the chief. Often it was a friend or relative of the chief who was chosen. The Indigenous people did not take a life wantonly, but only after serious consideration, and then, only after all other solutions were exhausted.

Child of a Hidden Sea

release date: Jun 24, 2014
Child of a Hidden Sea
One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she finds herself flung into the warm and salty waters of an unfamiliar world. Glowing moths fall to the waves around her, and the sleek bodies of unseen fish glide against her submerged ankles. The world is Stormwrack, a series of island nations with a variety of cultures and economies—and a language different from any Sophie has heard. Sophie doesn''t know it yet, but she has just stepped into the middle of a political firestorm, and a conspiracy that could destroy a world she has just discovered...her world, where everyone seems to know who she is, and where she is forbidden to stay. But Sophie is stubborn, and smart, and refuses to be cast adrift by people who don''t know her and yet wish her gone. With the help of a sister she has never known, and a ship captain who would rather she had never arrived, she must navigate the shoals of the highly charged politics of Stormwrack, and win the right to decide for herself whether she stays in this wondrous world...or is doomed to exile, in Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti

release date: Apr 01, 2014
The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti
Returning to the world of Stormwrack where she set the tor.com story "Among the Silvering Herd," A.M. Dellamonica offers a new story that takes us deeper into this fascinating world, the site of her new fantasy novel Child of a Hidden Sea. The Fleet, integral to the governing of a world that is mostly water sprinkled with a number of islands, must deal with a unique form of magic, Inscribing, which is so subtle that its effects can sometimes only be known in retrospect. When a ship of the fleet visits an island where scripping is common, the crew members of the sailing vessel Nightjar are at a disadvantage when faced with local matters of which they know little or nothing at all. Strangers on the shore, indeed, they may enjoy the local customs . . . but also may attract unwonted attention that could cost them more than embarrassment or money . . . The Castello di Putti has a suggestive sound to it, but don''t be deceived. This is a story of civil strife, of culture shock, and ultimately of the risks and rewards of naval duty. Filled with Dellamonica''s fresh, inventive worldbuilding and the joie de vivre of a society in flux, it shows a side of Stormwrack very different from what she presented in the previous tale. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Man - A Biography of Alfred M. Best

by: Am Best
release date: Aug 21, 2020
The Man - A Biography of Alfred M. Best
The Man - A Biography of Alfred M. Best is the story of a brilliant man whose unflinching dedication to independence of thought and transparency in business sparked an entire industry - and whose personal tribulations humbled and strengthened him. Through it all, Alfred Best remained the eternal optimist.

The Industry - A History of the Credit Rating Agencies

by: Am Best
release date: Aug 21, 2020
The Industry - A History of the Credit Rating Agencies
The Industry - A History of the Credit Rating Agencies is an account of American ingenuity, of an industry that originated in the United States and remains rooted there even as its branches spread across the globe. This is the story of enterprising men and women who met economic crises with optimism and determination. Today''s agencies continue to adapt to a changing global economy.

International Investment Arbitration

release date: Aug 28, 2013
International Investment Arbitration
Arbitration is the most common mechanism for disputes'' settlement in developing countries. Following the move to free market economies, arbitration will play an increasingly fundamental role in order to protect foreign investors in the Middle East and North African Region (MENA). This book examines the pulse and dynamics of international investment arbitration and the new era of mediation in state contracts in the region. The author explores the harmonization of international arbitration and the sensitive issue of le Contrat Administratif in Middle East civil law countries. The volume also discusses the pivotal role of international organizations such as UNCTAD and ICSID in codifying fair and prompt mechanisms for dispute settlement. Using Latin American countries as a prime example of how international legislative instruments serve international investment law principles and comparing Latin American experiences where appropriate, the book demonstrates how lessons can be learned in respect of alternative dispute resolution, international commercial arbitration and investor-states arbitration. It provides suggestions and recommendations for the future and includes useful appendices detailing recent worldwide trends, regional and international instruments in the arbitration world.

The Great Beyond

release date: Jun 19, 2020
The Great Beyond
Journey to worlds near and far... The Great Beyond anthology is a compilation of timeless space adventure tales. From humanity''s first footsteps into space, to galaxies far away, to alternative versions of Earth, these fun and hopeful tales will transport you far from our present reality. Featuring bestselling authors as well as fresh new voices, begin your journey into the great beyond. Grab your copy today! Stories include: "The Long Way Home" by Mark Henwick "The Mixon Drive" by J.R. Handley "A Fair Trade" by A.M. Scott "Weightless" by Raven Oak "Improbable Meat" by Richard Fife "The Captain''s Yacht" by Marcus Alexander Hart "Star Cadets" by C.W. Lamb "The Day the Earth Was Graded" by P. Andrew Floyd "Reservation Earth" by David Alan Jones "Integration" by A.K. DuBoff

Computer-Supported Collaboration

release date: Dec 06, 2012
Computer-Supported Collaboration
Computer-Supported Collaboration with Applications to Software Development reviews the theory of collaborative groups and the factors that affect collaboration, particularly collaborative software development. The influences considered derive from diverse sources: social and cognitive psychology, media characteristics, the problem-solving behavior of groups, process management, group information processing, and organizational effects. It also surveys empirical studies of computer-supported problem solving, especially for software development. The concluding chapter describes a collaborative model for program development. Computer-Supported Collaboration with Applications to Software Development is designed for an academic and professional market in software development, professionals and researchers in the areas of software engineering, collaborative development, management information systems, problem solving, cognitive and social psychology. This book also meets the needs of graduate-level students in computer science and information systems.

Wild Things

release date: Nov 06, 2012
Wild Things
Ah, love. A many splendored thing. Here is a rather unusual love story, sweet and strange as could only happen in the post-magical reality of the Indigo Springs "event." The sequel to Indigo Springs was published in April. Here''s a tasty tale to tickle a reader''s fancy. Author A. M. Dellamonica is writing lots more terrific new fantasy, having just agreed to write three novels set in the world of "Among the Silvering Herd." We''re thrilled! At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

An Examination of Strategic Performance Enablers

release date: Jan 01, 2015

Turkey

release date: Nov 03, 2021
Turkey
Turkey Themed Notebook/Journal There isn''t a person in this world who doesn''t love his country, show them your patriotic love if you live far from your homeland, show them that you are honored to be from this country, always take it with you to take or revise your notes. it will be the best connection with your native country. It''s a wonderful lined writing Notebook/Journal that is perfect for everyday use, to stay organized and manage your time effectively. It can be gift for your Dad, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Siblings, Mother''s Day, Father''s Day, Children, or major holidays Appreciation Week, New Year, Thanksgiving, happy occasions, Labor Day, Grandparent''s Day, Last Day Of School, Anniversary, Travel diaries, vacations.
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