- Filename: the-selection-the-selection-book-1.
- ISBN: 9780007466726
- Release Date: 2012-06-07
- Number of pages: 272
- Author: Kiera Cass
- Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals...
Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals...
The first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series! Discover a breathless fairy-tale romance with swoon-worthy characters, glittering gowns, fierce intrigue, and a dystopian world that will captivate readers who loved Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Ally Condie’s Matched, and Lauren Oliver’s Delirium. For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous gowns and breathless romance of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series—now brought to life in this beautifully illustrated coloring book. Features original black-and-white line drawings of favorite characters and moments from the world of Illéa, as well as stunningly designed hand-lettered quotes from all five Selection books, all on perforated pages that can easily be removed and displayed. The Selection Coloring Book is the perfect companion for fans of the Selection series and a captivating journey for any reader who loves a happily ever after.
For use in schools and libraries only. Sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection--but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies.
The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium. The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants. Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illéa’s royal family into a whole new Selection—and find out what happens after happily ever after. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought. A new generation of swoon-worthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!
This 1988 book is a revealing historical record of the work of B. F. Skinner and its impact on psychology.
35 suitors entered the Selection. Only 1 will win her heart. The fifth and final captivating novel in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series!
Can we know the risks we face, now or in the future? No, we cannot; but yes, we must act as if we do. Some dangers are unknown; others are known, but not by us because no one person can know everything. Most people cannot be aware of most dangers at most times. Hence, no one can calculate precisely the total risk to be faced. How, then, do people decide which risks to take and which to ignore? On what basis are certain dangers guarded against and others relegated to secondary status? This book explores how we decide what risks to take and which to ignore, both as individuals and as a culture.
This code of practice sets out the following key principles. It: seeks a commitment to short tender lists and selection on the basis of quality and price; ensures that contractors offer sub-contracts which meet the principles contained in 'Constructing the Team'; rules out Dutch auctioning; ensures that main contractors notify clients in advance of the commencement of work of the names of 'first line' subcontractors; secures a commitment from subcontractors to work co-operatively with other subcontractors. The working group for this guide was chaired by Chris Sneath from the Constructors Liaison Group. This code of practice is one of a set of documents from the CIB aimed at improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the construction industry. It should be used in conjunction with the other documents in the series. 1-4 The good practice recommended should be observed in commercial relationships throughout the contractual chain and throughout the duration of a construction project. Subcontractors can be selected by competitive tendering, by negotiation or as a result of partnering or a joint venture arrangement. Competitive tendering is complex and requires everyone involved to follow a common set of procedures; inevitably it occupies the bulk of this code. In competitive tendering for small or simple works all the steps described are required but many may take place informally, and these are indicated by dotted lines in the diagrams which accompany each section of the code. Negotiation, partnering or joint ventures should all be carried out in the same spirit of good practice although specific procedures will vary. For competitive tendering to be effective in providing good value for money it must be seen to be fair and the processes by which decisions are reached must be as open as possible. This applies to all forms of subcontractor selection. The key principles of good practice in selecting contractors are that: clear procedures that ensure fair and transparent competition in a single round of tendering consisting of one or more stages should be followed the tendering process should ensure receipt of compliant, competitive tenders tender lists should be compiled systematically from a number of qualified candidates tender lists should be as short as possible conditions for all tenderers should be the same confidentiality should be respected by all parties sufficient time and information should be provided to allow the preparation of tenders appropriate to the type of works tenders should be assessed and accepted having regard to quality as well as price practices that avoid or discourage collusion should be followed tender prices should not change on an unaltered scope of works proposed contracts should be compatible and consistent with the main contracts suites of contracts and standard unamended contract forms from recognised bodies should be used where they are available there should be a commitment to team work from all parties All construction projects involve risk in a variety of areas. Risk management, the appropriate assessment and apportionment of these risks, is essential to the success of any project. The code deals specifically with the selection of subcontractors by main contractors and the selection of sub-subcontractors by subcontractors, with particular emphasis on competitive tendering. Selection forms only part of the whole process of construction; the overall success of projects depends on other parts of the process being carried out in the same co-operative spirit. The code stresses the need for clarity and certainty at all times, whichever procurement system is chosen. Compliance with this code will result in practices such as multiple round tendering, bid peddling or 'Dutch auctioning' being rendered unacceptable.
The early Christian church had a variety of Scriptures and other source material that informed their faith and shaped their thinking. But after a few centuries the church decided to keep the twenty-seven books of our present New Testament and to treat them as a canonical in faith and practice. But what of the other books? Many of them have survived and remain valuable for understanding the diversity of the early Christian church and the astounding claims of faith on which it was founded. Learning about these ancient documents need not threaten the church's current orthodoxy and authority; in fact, learning about these texts can help today's Christians form a deeper understanding of the early church.
The Selection Interview is designed to help you choose better people more efficiently. It provides step-by-step guidance on techniques and procedures, from the initial decision to recruit through to the critical final choice. Helpful advice is included on: - drawing up job descriptions, employee specifications and assessment plans - setting up the interview - using different interview strategies and styles - improving your questioning and listening skills - evaluating the evidence to reach the best decision.
Yalof takes the reader behind the scenes of what happens before the Senate hearings to show how presidents decide who will sit on the highest court in the land. He draws on the papers of 7 modern presidents and firsthand interviews with key figures.
Haynes, Evan. The Selection and Tenure of Judges. [Newark]: The National Conference of Judicial Councils, 1944. xix, 308 pp. Reprint available January, 2005 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-483-5. Cloth. $85. * With an introduction by Roscoe Pound. Haynes offers a comprehensive overview of the factors that determine judicial selection in the United States. It is also a useful history of the subject from the colonial era to 1943. Written with input from Pound, Haynes offers a sociological analysis enriched with an impressive body of statistical data. He examines such factors as class and region affiliation, and whether elected judges are more liberal than their tenured colleagues. He also compares American practices to those in Great Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia and Latin America. Warmly received when it was first published, it is recommended by Willard Hurst in The Growth of American Law: The Lawmakers (see p. 454).
Discusses the basic principles that govern the collection development process for books, periodicals, films, microforms, recordings, and other media in public, school, and academic libraries