Alek

Author: Alek Wek
Publisher:
ISBN: 1844084434
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Models (Persons)

Alek Wek grew up in the Sudan in the midst of the vicious civil war. Now, at age 28, she is one of the most sought-after supermodels in the world, and has single-handedly changed the traditional concept of what is beautiful in the West. As model, refugee activist and businesswoman she is an inspiration - and this remarkable real-life story sheds light on her journey from Dinka clan roots in war-torn Sudan to a new beginnings in Brooklyn. Born the seventh of nine siblings, on her escape to London at the age of fourteen she had already lived through violence, genocide and forced migration in her homeland. Alek Wek's poignant, powerful memoir gives an unforgettable insight into her rise to fame as a supermodel with a conscience, who balances cover shoots for glossy magazines (she was named Model of The Decade by i-D magazine) with political activism (working with Doctors Without Borders and the U.S. Committee for Refugees Advisory Council) and a dedication to refocus the world's attention on those she left behind in the Sudan.

Alek

Author: Bodil Bredsdorff
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374123451
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A little boy called Doup once came to live in Crow Cove, a little community nestled by the sea. Now he's ready to go by his birth name, Alek, and discover his own place in the world. Alek's journey takes him to the fishing village of Last Harbor, where he lives with his bitter older brother, works at an inn—and rescues a beautiful girl from ship wreckers who have killed her family. Murder, romance, and the eternal cycle of life and death all play a role in the exciting conclusion to the acclaimed Children of Crow Cove series.

F r Fortgeschrittene

Author: Alek Popov
Publisher: Residenz Verlag
ISBN: 9783701744718
Release Date: 2014-03-20
Genre: Fiction

Ein großer Spaß: Diese Geschichten triefen von schwarzem Humor und abgründigem Witz. Ein Mann stolpert eines Morgens über eine Annonce, in der jemand auf dem freien Markt, der in Bulgarien Einzug gehalten hat, seine Dienste als Scharfrichter anbietet. Der Mann ist neugierig und fünfzig US-Dollar sind schließlich nicht viel für eine einmalige Erfahrung - auch wenn es um das Leben geht. Viktorija wiederum kostet die Liebe den Kopf: Was als Romanze per E-Mail beginnt, endet in einer Schachtel im Kühlschrank ... Apropos: Was macht man in Bulgarien, wenn der Kühlschrank leer ist und der Hunger droht? Nicht weiter schlimm, solange es Opa noch gibt ... Wozu hat man schließlich eine Großfamilie? Wundern Sie sich nicht, in Bulgarien ist vieles anders, aber längst nicht alles verkehrt. Und genau davon handeln die Geschichten, die Alek Popov so wunderbar zu erzählen weiß und die dieses Buch versammelt. Wo bei anderen der Spaß aufhört, beginnt bei Alek Popov der Irrwitz. Er ist ein begnadeter Satiriker, scharfsinnig und unterhaltsam, ein Meister des Slapstick, der über den Abgründen tanzt. Das ist gnadenloser Humor: Humor für Fortgeschrittene.

Cluster Algebras and Poisson Geometry

Author: Michael Gekhtman
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821849729
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Mathematics

Cluster algebras, introduced by Fomin and Zelevinsky in 2001, are commutative rings with unit and no zero divisors equipped with a distinguished family of generators (cluster variables) grouped in overlapping subsets (clusters) of the same cardinality (the rank of the cluster algebra) connected by exchange relations. Examples of cluster algebras include coordinate rings of many algebraic varieties that play a prominent role in representation theory, invariant theory, the study of total positivity, etc. The theory of cluster algebras has witnessed a spectacular growth, first and foremost due to the many links to a wide range of subjects including representation theory, discrete dynamical systems, Teichm�ller theory, and commutative and non-commutative algebraic geometry. This book is the first devoted to cluster algebras. After presenting the necessary introductory material about Poisson geometry and Schubert varieties in the first two chapters, the authors introduce cluster algebras and prove their main properties in Chapter 3. This chapter can be viewed as a primer on the theory of cluster algebras. In the remaining chapters, the emphasis is made on geometric aspects of the cluster algebra theory, in particular on its relations to Poisson geometry and to the theory of integrable systems.|Cluster algebras, introduced by Fomin and Zelevinsky in 2001, are commutative rings with unit and no zero divisors equipped with a distinguished family of generators (cluster variables) grouped in overlapping subsets (clusters) of the same cardinality (the rank of the cluster algebra) connected by exchange relations. Examples of cluster algebras include coordinate rings of many algebraic varieties that play a prominent role in representation theory, invariant theory, the study of total positivity, etc. The theory of cluster algebras has witnessed a spectacular growth, first and foremost due to the many links to a wide range of subjects including representation theory, discrete dynamical systems, Teichm�ller theory, and commutative and non-commutative algebraic geometry. This book is the first devoted to cluster algebras. After presenting the necessary introductory material about Poisson geometry and Schubert varieties in the first two chapters, the authors introduce cluster algebras and prove their main properties in Chapter 3. This chapter can be viewed as a primer on the theory of cluster algebras. In the remaining chapters, the emphasis is made on geometric aspects of the cluster algebra theory, in particular on its relations to Poisson geometry and to the theory of integrable systems.

Anna Alek

Author: Patricia Radda
Publisher: Novum PressLlc
ISBN: 3852515246
Release Date: 2011-07
Genre: Fiction

In dem kleinen Staat Eyowland hat die weise Seherin Aisha eine Vision: Alek, der Sohn eines reichen Politikers, wird eine arme Bauerstochter heiraten. Im Jahr 1900 wird klar, wen sie gemeint hat. Anna ist ihre eigene Enkelin und Alek ubernimmt am Tag ihrer Geburt die Aufgabe, auf sie aufzupassen und immer fur sie da zu sein. Wahrenddessen gewinnt Aleks Bruder Mario die Prasidentenwahl und wird kurz danach bei einem Putsch getotet. Die Militardiktatur, allen voran der selbsternannte Konig von Eyowland," steckt Alek ins Gefangnis und belegt die Schriftstellerin Anna mit einem Schreibverbot. Doch Anna schreibt weiter. Ihre Schriften werden zu Leitsatzen und sie halt Reden gegen die Regierung auf geheimen Veranstaltungen. Schliesslich wird sie dabei selbst verhaftet. Im Gefangnis trifft sie Alek wieder und er gibt ihr Kraft. Nach ihrer Entlassung muss sie im Bordell arbeiten und wird gegen ihren Willen verheiratet. Doch sie hat nur ein Ziel: Alek aus dem Gefangnis zu holen. Egal, was es kostet

A Christmas Story for Alek

Author: Suzanne Marshall
Publisher:
ISBN: 1729697089
Release Date: 2018-11-08
Genre:

Give ALEK a personalized book with a joyful Christmas story and Christmas coloring pages! This Christmas book is personalized for any child named ALEK. In A CHRISTMAS STORY, ALEK is the star of the story who saves the spirit of Christmas! In addition, A CHRISTMAS STORY features fun rhymes, adorable illustrations, Christmas wishes for kids, and Christmas coloring pages. If you want a DIFFERENT NAME, do not buy this book. Instead, go to LiveWellMedia.com to order the name you want. A CHRISTMAS STORY is great to give for kids Christmas as Christmas gifts for kids; baby Christmas gifts; Christmas stories for kids; xmas stories for kids; Christmas wishes for kids; and Christmas coloring pages. Moreover, it's a wonderful way to spread Christmas cheer and Christmas wishes for kids! Reviews for Personalized Books and Coloring Pages by Suzanne Marshall I found this book as a last minute Christmas gift. She loves it, day and night. My daughter loved this book as well as myself too! ~ SC Five Stars! Fun book for a new grandson. ~ Marjorie A Five Stars. Great gift. ~ Amazon Customer This is one of the loveliest individualized children's book. Wonderful illustrations! ~ K Goss Ms. Marshall has a gift for touching the hearts of her young readers. ~ Leila, Luke & Sasha An amazing gift! Everyone should have this book! ~ Anny My daughter has enjoyed every moment of your book. I see her eyes light up and her heart filled with warmth and love as I read each page. ~ Ami My daughter has me read this to her every single night! It is a very positive book with wonderful messages to kids! Highly recommend. ~ Sarah Spread Christmas wishes for kids! Give a Christmas book with Christmas stories for kids; Christmas wishes for kids; and Christmas coloring pages. Keywords include: Christmas coloring pages, Christmas stories for kids; kids Christmas, Christmas for kids, Christmas gifts, Christmas books, baby Christmas gifts, Christmas gifts for kids, Christmas story, Christmas stories, personalized Christmas gifts, xmas story for kids; Christmas book.

Schneewei chen und Partisanenrot

Author: Alek Popov
Publisher: Residenz Verlag
ISBN: 9783701744558
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Fiction

Die unglaubliche Geschichte der Partisanenzwillinge Kara und Jara Alek Popovs wüste Politsatire über die heldenhaften Partisanen des Zweiten Weltkriegs wird Fans des schwarzen Humors begeistern. Die attraktiven Zwillinge Kara und Jara schließen sich in den Wäldern Bulgariens den Kämpfern gegen den Faschismus an. Wegen ihrer bürgerlichen Herkunft geraten sie jedoch in den Verdacht, Verräterinnen zu sein. Auf der Flucht werden sie getrennt und treffen einander erst Jahre später zufällig wieder - doch Jara hat die Seiten gewechselt... Respektlos mixt Popov einen Cocktail aus abenteuerlichen Kämpfen, zerstörten Utopien und tragikomischen Helden, aus Spannung, Witz und Absurdität, bis zumindest ideologisch kein Stein auf dem anderen bleibt.

Alek Rapoport

Author: Alek Rapoport
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122011963
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Art