Darkness by Design

Darkness by Design

Darkness by Design

An exposé of fragmented trading platforms, poor governance, and exploitative practices in today's capital markets Capital markets have undergone a dramatic transformation in the past two decades. Algorithmic high-speed supercomputing has replaced traditional floor trading and human market makers, while centralized exchanges that once ensured fairness and transparency have fragmented into a dizzying array of competing exchanges and trading platforms. Darkness by Design exposes the unseen perils of market fragmentation and "dark" markets, shedding critical light on how the redistribution of power and influence has created new winners and losers in capital markets. Essential reading for anyone with money in the stock market, this compelling book challenges the conventional view of markets and reveals the troubling implications of unchecked market power for the health of the global economy and society as a whole.

Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon

The newly discovered lost text of Arthur Koestler’s modern masterpiece, Darkness at Noon—the haunting portrait of a revolutionary, imprisoned and tortured under totalitarian rule—is now restored and in a completely new translation. Editor Michael Scammell and translator Philip Boehm bring us a brilliant novel, a remarkable discovery, and a new translation of an international classic. In print continually since 1940, Darkness at Noon has been translated into over 30 languages and is both a stirring novel and a classic anti-fascist text. What makes its popularity and tenacity even more remarkable is that all existing versions of Darkness at Noon are based on a hastily made English translation of the original German by a novice translator at the outbreak of World War II. In 2015, Matthias Weßel stumbled across an entry in the archives of the Zurich Central Library that is a scholar's dream: “Koestler, Arthur. Rubaschow: Roman. Typoskript, März 1940, 326 pages.” What he had found was Arthur Koestler’s original, complete German manuscript for what would become Darkness at Noon, thought to have been irrevocably lost in the turmoil of the war. With this stunning literary discovery, and a new English translation direct from the primary German manuscript, we can now for the first time read Darkness at Noon as Koestler wrote it. Set in the 1930s at the height of the purge and show trials of a Stalinist Moscow, Darkness at Noon is a haunting portrait of an aging revolutionary, Nicholas Rubashov, who is imprisoned, tortured, and forced through a series of hearings by the Party to which he has dedicated his life. As the pressure to confess preposterous crimes increases, he re-lives a career that embodies the terrible ironies and betrayals of a merciless totalitarian movement masking itself as an instrument of deliverance. Koestler’s portrayal of Stalin-era totalitarianism and fascism is as chilling and resonant today as it was in the 1940s and during the Cold War. Rubashov’s plight explores the meaning and value of moral choices, the attractions and dangers of idealism, and the corrosiveness of political corruption. Like The Trial, 1984, and Animal Farm, this is a book you should read as a citizen of the world, wherever you are and wherever you come from.

Light Use Study for Vertical Channelization Devices

Light Use Study for Vertical Channelization Devices

Light Use Study for Vertical Channelization Devices

Although the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) does not require the use of warning lights on channelization devices, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has historically required their use on all traffic control devices used at nighttime construction zones. This report documents research done for ADOT on the use of steady-burn warning lights on vertical panels in roadway construction zones. Specific tasks included a review of the requirements and policies of the departments of transportation of other states regarding the use of flashing warning lights on traffic control devices, a review of ADOT's construction zone requirements, a search for relevant research, reviews of construction zone accident reports and incident logs, and interviews with ADOT field construction staff regarding the past performance of the Ultra Panels (Type III sheeting) with and without steady-burn warning lights.

Murder by Design

Murder by Design

Murder by Design

Rick Domino is at the very top in his world - which is Hollywood - and his stock in trade is celebrity gossip. His finances, however, are the pits and can't begin to pay for his copious good taste. So when his producer 'suggests' he be a guest on a popular cable decorating/reality program - "My House, Your House" - Rick agrees to appear not only because he's not really given a choice in the matter but it's a chance at a free makeover for his sagging, outdated living room. As plans go, this isn't Rick's best. And it all quickly goes horribly wrong. The consulting designer assigned to his house is well known for the particularly dreadful remodeling horrors she's perpetrated on other guest's spaces. To make matters more unpleasant, Rick is teamed up with his bitterest professional enemy - his grasping, bitch co-host Mitzi McGuire-while the other 'couple' in the program is his friend Terry Zane - a sweet but savagely unstylish police detective - and Terry's recent ex-wife, the charmless Darla Sue. As if this mess wasn't big enough, one of the designers is savagely-if perhaps understandably-murdered and the prime suspect is Terry Zane's cousin. With Terry's help, Rick Domino is on a quest to rescue his reputation, salvage his living room, and - if at all possible - find the person responsible for this particularly tasteless act of murder.

Darkness at Night

Darkness at Night

Darkness at Night

Traces the development of theories to explain why the night sky is dark, looks at modern theories of cosmology, and includes brief profiles of past astronomers

Darkness at Morning Star

Darkness at Morning Star

Darkness at Morning Star

Summoned by the twin sister she has not seen since childhood, Serena leaves behind her adoptive parents and flees to her sister's adopted home with a Kansas ranching family, a family plagued by dark intrigue and scandal. Original.

Darkness at Fair Winds

Darkness at Fair Winds

Darkness at Fair Winds

Sent to Florida's Gulf Coast to care for a young widower's son, Varina Cameron soon becomes trapped in the web of murder and mystery that surrounds her employer's plantation. Original.

Origin by Design

Origin by Design

Origin by Design

This book is basically a college level geology text book written from the point of view of Creation Science instead of evolutionary science. One of the best I have ever read. Excellently written, it is easy but not light reading. The science is solid. This book would make an excellent reference text even if you are not a Creationist. I do highly recommend it. Elden Miller (Ellsinore, Missouri, USA)