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The phenomenal number one bestseller, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide since its first publication in 1995, and which became a film starring Robert Redford.'Outstanding . . . a book of rare power and beauty.' Booklist'Brilliance pervades this five-hankerchief weepie.' The Times-----------------------------------------In the still of a snow-covered morning in upstate New York, a girl out riding her horse is hit by a 40-ton truck. Though horribly injured, both thirteen-year-old Grace Maclean and her horse Pilgrim survive. But the impact on their lives is devastating.Grace is the only child of prominent New York magazine editor, Annie Graves, and her lawyer husband Robert. In a way that none of them at first understands, their destiny comes to depend on Pilgrim's. So mutilated and traumatised is he that even the vet who saved him wishes he hadn't. Annie refuses to have him put down, sensing that if she does, something in Grace will die too.Then Annie hears about a man called Tom Booker, a 'whisperer' who is said to have the gift of healing troubled horses. Abandoning her job, Annie sets off across the continent with Grace and Pilgrim to find him. Under the massive Montana sky, all their lives are changed for ever.********************'A compelling portrait of three people who love each other but can't break through the self-created walls that keep them apart.' Chicago Sun-Times'Compelling . . . a real page-turner.' San Francisco Chronicle'Fascinating . . . moving . . . a big, engrossing book [with] an unexpected ending that surprises mightily.' Los Angeles Times
Helen Ross, a twenty-nine-year-old biologist, is sent to a sleepy Rocky Mountain ranching town to defend a pack of wolves from those who want to destroy them. For in Hope, Montana, a century ago, the wolf was slaughtered to extinction and though now protected by law as an endangered species, the old hatred runs deep.Alone in this hostile place, bruised by a broken love affair, Helen struggles for self-esteem and survival, embarking on a dangerous alliance with the son of her most ferocious opponent, the brutal and charismatic Buck Calder.Form its heart-stopping first chapter to its devastating climax, The Loop, set in the same vast landscape as The Horse Whisperer, is an epic tale of passion and redemptive love.
Two backcountry skiers find the body of a young woman embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek. All through the night police work with arc lights and chainsaws to prise her out. Identifying her doesn't take so long. Abbie Cooper is wanted for murder and her picture is on law enforcement computers all across America. But how did she die? And what was the trail of events that led this golden child of a loving family so tragically astray? From the number one bestselling author of THE HORSE WHISPERER, master storyteller Nicholas Evans, comes this powerful new novel, an epic thriller of the human heart. In a journey of discovery and redemption, from the streets of New York to the daunting grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, it tells the heart-rending tale of a family fractured by divorce. As both parents and children struggle in search of lost happiness, some devastating truths unravel. THE DIVIDE is the story of a great love betrayed and of the yearnings and needs, and the dashed hopes and disillusionments that connect and separate all men and women.
The third edition of this authoritative and comprehensive handbook is the definitive work on the current state of the art of Biometric Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) ¿ also known as Biometric Anti-Spoofing. Building on the success of the previous editions, this thoroughly updated third edition has been considerably revised to provide even greater coverage of PAD methods, spanning biometrics systems based on face, fingerprint, iris, voice, vein, and signature recognition. New material is also included on major PAD competitions, important databases for research, and on the impact of recent international legislation. Valuable insights are supplied by a selection of leading experts in the field, complete with results from reproducible research, supported by source code and further information available at an associated website.Topics and features: reviews the latest developments in PAD for fingerprint biometrics, covering recent technologies like Vision Transformers, and review of competition series; examines methods for PAD in iris recognition systems, the use of pupil size measurement or multiple spectra for this purpose; discusses advancements in PAD methods for face recognition-based biometrics, such as recent progress on detection of 3D facial masks and the use of multiple spectra with Deep Neural Networks; presents an analysis of PAD for automatic speaker recognition (ASV), including a study of the generalization to unseen attacks; describes the results yielded by key competitions on fingerprint liveness detection, iris liveness detection, and face anti-spoofing; provides analyses of PAD in finger-vein recognition, in signature biometrics, and in mobile biometrics; includes coverage of international standards in PAD and legal aspects of image manipulations like morphing.This text/reference is essential reading for anyone involved in biometric identity verification, be they students, researchers, practitioners, engineers, or technology consultants. Those new to the field will also benefit from a number of introductory chapters, outlining the basics for the most important biometrics.This text/reference is essential reading for anyone involved in biometric identity verification, be they students, researchers, practitioners, engineers, or technology consultants. Those new to the field will also benefit from a number of introductory chapters, outlining the basics for the most important biometrics.
Det bliver et møde, der ændrer alt. I Rocky Mountains’ storslåede natur får Annie et nyt blik på kærligheden. Kærligheden til datteren, som hun har svigtet i sit karriereræs. Men også den store, besættende kærlighed til et andet menneske. Kan hun finde den igen?Udgivelsen er en storskrift-udgave til svagsynede i serien MAGNUMBØGER Lindhardt og Ringhof.
Efter en alvorlig rideulykke, der mærker både pige og hest, begiver Annie Graves sig på en rejse tværs over USA for at opsøge hestehviskeren Tom Booker.Det bliver et møde, der ændrer alt. I Rocky Mountains’ storslåede natur får Annie et nyt blik på kærligheden. Kærligheden til datteren, som hun har svigtet i sit karriereræs. Men også den store, besættende kærlighed til et andet menneske. Kan hun finde den igen?Hun finder svaret – og manden ...
Efter en alvorlig rideulykke, der mærker både pige og hest, begiver Annie Graves sig på en rejse tværs over USA for at opsøge hestehviskeren Tom Booker.Det bliver et møde, der ændrer alt. I Rocky Mountains? storslåede natur får Annie et nyt blik på kærligheden. Kærligheden til datteren, som hun har svigtet i sit karriereræs. Men også den store, besættende kærlighed til et andet menneske. Kan hun finde den igen?Hun finder svaret - og manden ??
The next century will see more than half of the world's 6,000 languages become extinct, and most of these will disappear without being adequately recorded. Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this fascinating book explores what humanity stands to lose as a result.
The motto of the boarding school to which Tommy Bedford is dispatched is Fortune Favours the Brave. It's 1959 and the school bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. Tommy, a quirky loner, obsessed with cowboys and Indians, needs all the bravery he can summon. Salvation comes when his glamorous actress sister is swept off to Hollywood by one of his heroes, TV cowboy Ray Montane. But with the Cold War looming, the sinister side of Tinseltown seeps through and Tommy and Diane soon find themselves in jeopardy. Forty years on, Tommy has to confront his boyhood ghosts when his own son finds himself charged with murder.
The fire that was to change so many lives started with a single shaft of lightning that struck a mountain ridge on a still and moonless night. The woman who camped nearby with her group of troubled teenagers slept on and heard nothing. Until the deadly inferno engulfed the mountain, and into the flames leaped The Smoke Jumper.His name is Connor Ford and he braves he the flames to save the woman he loves but cannot have, for Julia Bishop is the partner of his closest friend, Ed Tully. Julia loves them both but the tragedy on Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them and burns a brand on all their hearts.In the wake of the fire, Connor travels to the world's worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but not happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, when he must walk through fire again ...
Following the Court Reforms and Briggs LJ's Review, ADR is likely to be increasingly used in personal injury claims.This book explores the various ADR options available and provides practical guidance to assist practitioners to use ADR to maximum effect in their cases today, and to prepare their practices for increased emphasis on ADR as the preferred means of dispute resolution in the future.ABOUT THE AUTHORSPeter Causton is a dispute resolution specialist solicitor and Civil and Commercial mediator and has set up ProMediate (UK) Limited which is a certified ADR body pursuant to the ADR Regulations 2015 and is a board member of the Civil Mediation Council. Peter is Chief Assessor of the Law Society's Civil and Commercial Mediation Accreditation Scheme.Nichola Evans has an insurance litigation background and also deals with high value public sector and commercial disputes. She has an interest in alternative dispute resolution and civil litigation procedures and is a member of the CIARB. James Arrowsmith is a partner in Browne Jacobson's Commercial Insurance department and specialises in personal injury and liability insurance insurance litigation. ADR is a core part of his work and that of his team. His interest in this area has resulted in membership of the FOIL ADR group and a place as FOIL representative on the rules committee of an arbitration provider.
A landmark of scholarship on medieval Scotland. Professor Dauvit Broun, University of Glasgow.