This New Adult Romance continues the story of a wounded young woman and a charismatic ship's captain. Does their love stand a chance? Eighteen-year old Meredith Roxley is on a long sea cruise from England to Australia and back via the Cape of Good Hope. She is attempting to escape from the clutches of Kempton, the man who preyed on her when she was in her early teens. During the first part of the voyage she met Captain Raphael Maynard, who took an interest in her, an interest which is far from platonic. Meredith has fallen in love with the Captain, but their relationship is threatened by her aunt's probable disapproval of their age difference, and Meredith's fear of sexual intimacy. Although the Captain knows nothing about Meredith's unfortunate past, he has to date been considerate and patient with her. At the end of Book 2 - "Perilous Seas" - the Captain and Meredith had overcome Merry's shame at running away from the Captain, and they are getting on well together. The Captain is now taking his time with Merry, coaching her in the art of love-making in the hope of freeing her from her psychological imprisonment. All is going well until the jealousy of a female passenger lets the cat out of the bag. Will the lovers be able to surmount the fall-out? And what about Tony? We last him walking off into an African market, just before a bomb went off. And poor wounded Albi. Will he recover and find a bird sanctuary willing to take him in and respect his nobility?
Concrete is at something of a crossroads: there are many opportunities and some threats. For those opportunities to change into beneficial practice, engineers, material scientists, architects manufacturers and suppliers must focus on the changes that are required to champion concrete and maintain its dominance within the global construction industry. The Concrete Technology Unit (CTU) of the University of Dundee organised this Congress to address these changes, under the theme Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities, 5-7 July 2005. The three-day International Congress consisted of ten Events. "Use of Foamed Concrete in Construction" forms the Proceedings of Event 6 and deals with issues such as materials, properties and production characteristics, specification for foamed concrete, applications and case studies.About the Authors: Professor Ravindra K Dhir is founding Director of the Concrete Technology Unit (CTU) at the University of Dundee. A renowned practitioner in the field of concrete technology, he is a member of numerous national and international technical committees and has published extensively on many aspects of concrete technology, cement science, durability and construction methods. Dr Moray D Newlands is CPD/Consultancy Manager in the Concrete Technology Unit (CTU) at the University of Dundee. He is involved in transferring technology to the concrete construction industry at a national and international level and his research interests include carbonation of concrete, plastic and autogenous shrinkage of cementitious systems and engineering properties of blended cement concretes.Dr A McCarthy is a Research / Teaching Fellow in the Concrete Technology Unit (CTU) at the University of Dundee. After obtaining her degree in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece she undertook an MSc in Concrete Technology, Construction and Management and PhD at the University of Dundee. Her main interests are in the areas of foamed concrete, use of recycled and secondary aggregates in concrete and concrete durability.
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