Wrong: Wenn der Falsche der Richtige ist

Author: Jana Aston

Publisher: Plaisir d'Amour Verlag

ISBN: 3864952646

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2160

Wenn jemand ein Händchen dafür hat, sich den Falschen rauszupicken, dann bin ich es. Schwul? Weiberheld? Spieler? Muttersöhnchen? Alle zu mir! Zur Zeit bin ich in einen meiner Kunden aus dem Coffeeshop verknallt. Wenn ich auch nur daran denke, was seine schönen Hände mit meinem Körper anstellen könnten, wird mir jedes Mal ganz heiß! Aber das ist natürlich bloß eine harmlose Schwärmerei von mir. Ist ja nicht so, als würde ich Luke jemals außerhalb des Cafés treffen. Doch erstens kommt es anders, und zweitens als man denkt, denn unsere Wege kreuzen sich an einem Ort, der meine wildesten Fantasien sprengt. Seine Hände sind plötzlich genau dort, wo ich sie mir gewünscht habe: zwischen meinen gespreizten Beinen. Die Sache ist mir so peinlich, dass ich Luke eigentlich nie mehr wiedersehen will, aber das Schicksal hat offenbar andere Pläne für uns: Als ich in eine Notlage gerate, wird er zum Retter in der Not und wir kommen uns näher. Was wäre, wenn der Falsche plötzlich der Richtige ist? Der New York Times Bestseller-Roman - übersetzt von der Erfolgsautorin Linda Mignani ("Federzirkel").

How Not to Be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Author: Jordan Ellenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698163842

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

View: 4126

The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

Sorry, Wrong Number

And, The Hitch-hiker

Author: Lucille Fletcher

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210597

Category: Drama

Page: 41

View: 1241

In two plays, an invalid woman tries to stop an unidentified person from killing her after overhearing the plot over the phone, and a driver tries to rid himself of a ghostly hitchhiker that follows him during a cross-country road trip.

Right and Wrong

Author: Charles Fried,Beneficial Professor of Law Charles Fried

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674769052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

View: 5750

Investigates a complex structure of morality, the demands such morality places on individuals, and the behavioral consequences of the system of right and wrong

Der Wrong Bettor

Author: Richard Stooker

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1507199929

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

View: 4367

Dr. Pennell will nur, dass sein Sohn nach Hause zurückkommt. Aber Crain Dalton findet heraus, dass die Mafia den Jungen als Entertainer für die höchsten Tiere will, indem er ein VR Spiel um den ultimativen Einsatz spielt – seinem eigenen Leben. Selbst Ärzte mit einem Berg verstecktem Geld leiden, wenn ihr Teenager-Sohn in Casinos herumlungert und eine Prostituierte als Freundin hat. Ein nettes Vorstadtmädchen, das dich deine versautesten Phantasien ausleben lässt. Kann Crain Don Pennell rechtzeitig finden und ihn retten? Beim Craps ist ein Wrong Bettor jemand, der sein Geld gegen die Würfelnden setzt. Die meisten Zocker hassen sie, da sie das Pech an den Tisch bringen sollen. In der nahen Zukunft entwickeln sich Computerspiele zu Virtual Reality Spielen. Spieler erleben eine alternative Realität und Zuschauer können an dem Spaß ihres Spiels teilhaben. Gladiatoren benötigen nicht länger physische, komplexe Arenen, Stadien oder Spielstätten. Sie kämpfen in technisch ausgefeilten Netzwerken. Der Gewinner kriegt ein Vermögen. Der Verlierer stirbt. Währenddessen schauen Mafiapaten, Politiker und gelangweilte Reiche zu ... und spielen ihre Wetten. In „Der Wrong Bettor“ erleben wir eine Zukunft nach dem ökonomischen Niedergang einer großen Rezession, kombiniert mit High Tech Fortschritten – und es wird nicht schön. 30 Jahre war die Geschichte nicht mehr verfügbar, bis jetzt. Das Original „The Wrong Bettor“ erschien im ARCHON 7 PROGRAM BOOK, July 1983.

Wrong Turn - Warum Führungskräfte in komplexen Situationen versagen

Warum Führungskräfte in komplexen Situationen versagen

Author: Lars Vollmer

Publisher: Orell Füssli Verlag

ISBN: 3280038154

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1304

Lars Vollmer weiß, dass viele Führungskräfte sich auf Modelle aus dem Studium oder der Business-School verlassen. Diese Modelle können aber mit den immer komplexer werdenden Prozessen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft nicht mithalten. Anhand spannender Beispiele macht er das typische Fehlverhalten vieler Manager deutlich und zeigt, warum wir unsere lineare Denkweise zugunsten komplexer Herangehensweisen aufgeben müssen. Es geht darum, zu lernen, in unvorhersehbaren, chaotischen Systemen zu agieren. Dafür liefert der Autor uns die Denkmodelle. "Wrong Turn ist sensationell. Was zunächst als humorvolle Managerunterhaltung beginnt, endet als harte Nuß für Führungskräfte. Wie diese zu knacken ist, beschreibt der Ingenieur Lars Vollmer erstaunlich konkret." Dr. Wolfgang Menzel, Continental

I Was Wrong

The Meanings of Apologies

Author: Nick Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113946793X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

View: 3941

Apologies can be profoundly meaningful, yet many gestures of contrition - especially those in legal contexts - appear hollow and even deceptive. Discussing numerous examples from ancient and recent history, I Was Wrong argues that we suffer from considerable confusion about the moral meanings and social functions of these complex interactions. Rather than asking whether a speech act 'is or is not' an apology, Smith offers a highly nuanced theory of apologetic meaning. Smith leads us though a series of rich philosophical and interdisciplinary questions, explaining how apologies have evolved from a confluence of diverse cultural and religious practices that do not translate easily into secular discourse or gender stereotypes. After classifying several varieties of apologies between individuals, Smith turns to apologies from collectives. Although apologies from corporations, governments, and other groups can be quite meaningful in certain respects, we should be suspicious of those that supplant apologies from individual wrongdoers.

Getting it Wrong

Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism

Author: W. Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520255666

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 9245

"If daily journalism constitutes history's first rough draft, then Getting it Wrong certainly reveals how rough that draft can be. Joseph Campbell is a dogged and first-rate scholar."--Neil Henry, Dean, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism "Dr. Campbell has done meticulous research that examines ten media myths in context. This book rightfully calls us to rethink some significant errors that have become a part of our history and our collective memories. It is just downright interesting reading."--Wallace B. Eberhard, recipient of the American Journalism Historians Association Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement

Why Marx Was Wrong

Author: Lawrence Eubank

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463434146

Category: Political Science

Page: 516

View: 5067

The subject of this book is the "negative assault on democratic capitalism" embodied in Capital A Critique of Political Economy, Marx's great work devoted to delineating the crimes and inequities of capitalist societies and market economies. The book is a systematic, step-by-step analysis of Marx's logic. It is a deconstruction of the arguments and deductions by which he reaches his main conclusion: that capitalism is corrupt in its essential nature, and that capitalists gain wealth not by any legitimate means, but by appropriating unpaid labor or "surplus value" from the working masses. Despite the disappearance of the Soviet bloc and the waning of Communist zealotry, that is still a widely-believed doctrine. Marx's accusation against capitalism, and the course of argumentation by which he arrives at it, together form the subject of the present volume.

A Deep Sense of Wrong

The Treason, Trials and Transportation to New South Wales of Lower Canadian Rebels

Author: Beverley Boissery

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770700781

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 9849

In 1839 fifty-eight men left Montreal for the penal colony of New South Wales. They were ordinary people who had been caught up in the political whirlwind of the 1838 rebellion. Even though they were all civilians, they had been tried by court martial. Convicted of treason, their properties forfeited to the crown, they paid a heavy price for rebellion. And as convicts in Australia, they were considered the lowest of a bad lot. During their years there, however, they earned the respect of Sydney’s citizens.

FILMAUSWEIDER - Das Splattermovies Magazin - Ausgabe 3 - Dredd 3D, Wrong Turn 5, Tall Men, Smiley, Cockneys vs Zombies, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Silen Night, Inbred, Adam Chaplin, Dear God No, Bait 3D, Rise of the Zombies ... Evil Dead - Remake, Interview Oliver Krekel

Deutschlands neues Magazin rund um den blutigen Film

Author: Andreas Port

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848246279

Category: Music

Page: 60

View: 4633

Deutschlands neues Magazin rund um den blutigen Film mit den Reviews zu Dredd 3D, Wrong Turn 5, Adam Chaplin, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Inbred, Dear God No, Tall Man, Killer Joe, Famine, Lake Placid 4, Rise of the Zombies, A cadaver Christmas, Grave Encounters 2, Bait 3D, Rites of Spring, Cockneys vs Zombies und noch vielen mehr + Preview Specials "Die Top Filme 2013" & "Evil Dead - Was erwartet uns im Remake?" und einem Interwie mit Oliver Krekel

Statistics Done Wrong – Deutsche Ausgabe

Statistik richtig anwenden und gängige Fehler vermeiden

Author: Alex Reinhart

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 395845254X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

View: 3572

The Wrong Girl – Die perfekte Täuschung

Thriller

Author: Megan Goldin

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492991572

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1413

Julie West ist außer sich. Sie vermutet, dass ihr Mann Matt sie betrügt. Mit einer jungen Studentin, die seiner Ex-Frau Laura wie aus dem Gesicht geschnitten ist. Laura, die unter mysteriösen Umständen ums Leben kam. Um auf andere Gedanken zu kommen, geht Julie joggen – und wird in einen merkwürdigen Unfall verwickelt. Doch Matt versichert ihr, dass es diesen Unfall nie gegeben hat. Julie sei beim Laufen ohnmächtig geworden und habe sich alles nur eingebildet. Zur gleichen Zeit wird in der Nähe eine Frauenleiche entdeckt. Alles deutet darauf hin, dass es sich um Laura Wests Leichnam handelt. Julie gerät unter Mordverdacht, doch sie kann sich an so vieles nicht mehr erinnern. Ist sie nicht das Opfer? Oder doch die Täterin?

Wrong About Japan

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571306586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 5590

In a stunning memoir-cum-travelogue Peter Carey charts this journey, inspired by Charley's passion for Japanese Manga and anime, and explores his own resulting re-evaluation of Japan. Although graphically violent and disturbing, the two mediums are both inherently concerned with Japan's rich history and heritage, and hold a huge popular appeal that crosses the generations. Led by their adolescent guide Takashi, an uncanny mix of generosity and derision, father and son look for the hidden puzzles and meanings, searching, often with comic results, for a greater understanding of these art forms, and for what they come to refer to as their own 'real Japan'. From Manhattan to Tokyo, Commodore Perry to Godzilla, kabuki theatre to the post-war robot craze, Wrong about Japan is a fascinatingly personal, witty and moving exploration of two very different cultures.

What's Wrong with Addiction?

Author: Helen Keane

Publisher: Melbourne University Publish

ISBN: 9780522849912

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 1149

This is an impressive work: carefully structured, researched and written . . . a refreshingly lucid account that is both intellectually stimulating and professionally helpful.-Janet McCalman Addicts are generally regarded with either pity or grave disapproval. But is being addicted to something necessarily bad? These attitudes are explicit both in contemporary medical literature and in popular, self-help texts. We categorise addiction as unnatural, diseased and self-destructive. We demonise pleasure and desire, and view the addict as physically and morally damaged. Helen Keane's thought-provoking text examines these assumptions in a new light. In asserting that the 'wrongness' of addiction is not fixed or indeed obvious, she presents a refreshing challenge to more conventional accounts of addiction. She also investigates the notion that people can be addicted to eating, love and sex, just as they are to drugs and alcohol. What's Wrong with Addiction? shows that most of our ideas about addiction take certain ideals of health and normality for granted. It exposes strains in our society's oppositions between health and disease, between the natural and the artificial, between order and disorder, and between self and other.

When Things Go Wrong

Foreign Policy Decision Making Under Adverse Feedback

Author: Charles F. Hermann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136622462

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6401

What happens when a government begins a major foreign policy commitment and then later receives new information that it is failing? The question of how to deal with adverse feedback to high-stakes foreign policy speaks to a number of important, current scenarios in international relations. Indeed, how to handle signs that major prior commitments are not working as intended is common to every aspect of human existence—from the owner of an old car who has to decide whether to make additional repairs after a critical breakdown, to management deciding what course to follow when a new investment fails. Important work has been undertaken on this decision dilemma in a variety of fields. This book brings many of these insights to bear on the especially challenging circumstances where life and death and international politics can add dramatically to the costs of ineffective reactions. The esteemed contributors to this book offer explanations and illustrative case studies of these critical choice points in foreign and national security policy. They offer alternative theoretical frameworks for determining if and when policy will change in response to evidence of failing efforts. Competing theories from several of disciplines—primarily psychology, political science and management—offer insight into a subject that has been rarely studied in foreign policy, yet is as current as today’s headlines.

Ethics

Inventing Right and Wrong

Author: J.L. Mackie

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960094

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 3745

An insight into moral skepticism of the 20th century. The author argues that our every-day moral codes are an 'error theory' based on the presumption of moral facts which, he persuasively argues, don't exist. His refutation of such facts is based on their metaphysical 'queerness' and the observation of cultural relativity.

Cengage Advantage Books: Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong

Author: Louis Pojman,James Fieser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495502359

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 1108

Study ethics from one of the classic texts, written by one of contemporary philosophy’s most skilled teachers, Louis P. Pojman, and now revised by best-selling author and editor of the INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY, James Fieser. ETHICS: DISCOVERING RIGHT AND WRONG, Sixth Edition, provides you with a concise yet comprehensive overview of the fundamental objectives and outlooks of ethical theory. Written in a conversational manner with strong learning aids and numerous classical and contemporary examples, this book teaches you how to develop your own moral theories and competently reason through ethical problems for yourself. The text even-handedly raises critical questions with its non-dogmatic style and generous presentation of various positions. This edition offers more feminist as well as multicultural ethical perspectives. Initial chapters discuss general concerns about meta-ethics before presenting major moral theories. Later chapters address special topics in personal and religious ethics as well as the most recent developments in moral theory. A helpful appendix teaches how to write ethics papers, while study questions for each chapter and useful bibliographies further assist you in review and additional exploration of topics. A companion website offers additional support with essay questions and numerous interactive learning aids. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.