ECMT Round Tables Estimation and Evaluation of Transport Costs
Cost data for the construction and operation of facilities are essential for the evaluation of infrastructure services supplied by private or public providers. This publication a range of issues including: evaluation data required, methods to measure the efficiency of service provision and to effectively benchmark providers, the impact of regulatory regimes on the costs of operator and infrastructure service providers, and how regulators can counter the asymmetry of information as well as the incentive for data providers to selectively serve business rather than user interests.
How Poetry Works
In this refreshing and inspiring book, Phil Roberts asserts that poetry, like music, is based on sound and so close attention should be paid to its rhythms and metrical patterns. He illustrates his points with lively examples ranging from nursery rhymes and limericks to recent experimental forms as well as familiar pieces from over the centuries. The book concludes with a Millennium Anthology, a salute to the poetry of the past thousand years, including pieces from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
Jonquils for Jax
Jacqueline Jax Rousseau is vivacious, rich, smart and beautiful but that doesn t mean she s lucky in love: she s dated doctors, lawyers, actors and politicians who ve all managed to end up disappointing her. In fact, she s on a self-imposed hiatus from love when she has an unpleasant run-in with her neighbor s gorgeous new landscaper, Gardener Lenox. Jax is not accustomed to gruff, ill-mannered men that can t be charmed, but something about Gard intrigues her, and if she can find her way through the armor that surrounds his heart, she also might find a love that won t let her down. "
Angle of Yaw
"Library Journal" honored Lerner's debut volume as a "Book of the Year."
Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. Lois has lived all over - and seen all kinds of things. But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Keep out of trouble. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won't be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They're messing with her mind somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it's all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, someone she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy.
My Sweet Paris
Paris bubbles over with sublime flavors,, intense sensations, and creative new ways to satisfy your craving for something sweet. In the French capital, there are maestros who know how to transform the most basic ingredients into transcendent delicacies, but also young artisans, trained in Paris or abroad, who create daring fusions of exotic flavors, in interesting, innovative spaces. Caroline Mignot, a food journalist with a serious sweet tooth, has criss-crossed Paris in search of sugary delights. Here is her collection of the city's most delectable desserts.