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Almost Time

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A tender father-and-son story about the passage of time, the change of seasons, and the excitement of reaching a goal. Eager for maple syrup, Ethan can’t ...

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  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0358166934
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 32
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A tender father-and-son story about the passage of time, the change of seasons, and the excitement of reaching a goal. Eager for maple syrup, Ethan can’t wait till sugaring time rolls around. And he can’t wait till his loose tooth falls out. But his father keeps telling him it’s not time yet, and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t make time pass more quickly. The closeness of father and son is evident throughout as they wait and then celebrate the end of waiting. The brief, lyrical text is illuminated by G. Brian Karas’s beautifully composed, evocative illustrations.


Almost Periodic Stochastic Processes

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This book lays the foundations for a theory on almost periodic stochastic processes and their applications to various stochastic differential equations, fu ...

  • L'auteur : Paul H. Bezandry,Toka Diagana
  • Editeur: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1441994769
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Nombre de pages: 235
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book lays the foundations for a theory on almost periodic stochastic processes and their applications to various stochastic differential equations, functional differential equations with delay, partial differential equations, and difference equations. It is in part a sequel of authors recent work on almost periodic stochastic difference and differential equations and has the particularity to be the first book that is entirely devoted to almost periodic random processes and their applications. The topics treated in it range from existence, uniqueness, and stability of solutions for abstract stochastic difference and differential equations.


Almost Perfect

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The rich, poignant tales of major league baseball’s most hard-luck fraternity—the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect Games From 1908 to 2015, there have be ...

  • L'auteur : Joe Cox
  • Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493019511
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Nombre de pages: 280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The rich, poignant tales of major league baseball’s most hard-luck fraternity—the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect Games From 1908 to 2015, there have been thirteen pitchers who have begun Major League Baseball games by retiring the first twenty-six opposing batters, but then, one out from completing a perfect game, somehow faltering (or having perfection stolen from them). Three other pitchers did successfully retire twenty-seven batters in a row, but are still not credited with perfect games. While stories of pitching the perfect game have been told and retold, Almost Perfect looks at how baseball, at its core, is about heartbreak, and these sixteen men are closer to what baseball really is, and why we remain invested in the sport. Author Joe Cox visits this notion through a century of baseball and through these sixteen pitchers—recounting their games in thrilling fashion, telling the personal stories of the fascinating (and very human) baseball figures involved, and exploring the historical American and baseball backdrops of each flawed gem. From George “Hooks” Wiltse's nearly perfect game in 1908 to “Hard Luck” Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning, 36-consecutive-outs performance on May 26, 1959 (the most astounding single-game pitching performance in baseball history) to Max Scherzer’s near miss in 2015, Joe Cox’s book captures the action, the humanity, and the history of the national pastime’s greatest “almosts.”


Almost Periodic Solutions of Differential Equations in Banach Spaces

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This monograph presents recent developments in spectral conditions for the existence of periodic and almost periodic solutions of inhomogenous equations in ...

  • L'auteur : Yoshiyuki Hino,Toshiki Naito,Nguyen VanMinh,Jong Son Shin
  • Editeur: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482263165
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Nombre de pages: 264
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This monograph presents recent developments in spectral conditions for the existence of periodic and almost periodic solutions of inhomogenous equations in Banach Spaces. Many of the results represent significant advances in this area. In particular, the authors systematically present a new approach based on the so-called evolution semigroups with an original decomposition technique. The book also extends classical techniques, such as fixed points and stability methods, to abstract functional differential equations with applications to partial functional differential equations. Almost Periodic Solutions of Differential Equations in Banach Spaces will appeal to anyone working in mathematical analysis.


Almost a Christian

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The title of this work, “Almost a Christian” is drawn from Mead’s main text, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian,” (Acts 26:28). This st ...

  • L'auteur : Matthew Mead,C. Matthew McMahon
  • Editeur: Puritan Publications
  • ISBN: 162663324X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 203
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The title of this work, “Almost a Christian” is drawn from Mead’s main text, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian,” (Acts 26:28). This statement by Agrippa is the foundation on which the entire treatise revolves. What does it mean to be “almost a Christian?” How far can a man or woman go, how far can a teenager or child go, that they actually fall short of salvation? How far may a man, woman, or child run the race of the Christian, and yet not run as to obtain their end? It is, unfortunately, a sad consequence of so many people throughout history who have entered eternity unaware of their present danger. Mead warns and directs every professing Christian to consider what it means to lay under the scrutiny of a spiritual examination for the good of their souls. The reason? To find out whether that Christian is a true believer, or they have merely deceived themselves being “almost a Christian.” What a terrible place to be to delude one’s self for decades only to find out upon their last breath, at the judgment seat of God, that Christ “never knew them.” Many souls miscarry into eternity on such grounds. Mead has most orderly and precisely laid out a series of biblical propositions and their corollary answers to help the reader discern, and thoroughly examine, their current spiritual state before Jesus Christ. He desires that they be “altogether a Christian,” instead of “almost a Christian.” This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.


Almost Home

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Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heart When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again ...

  • L'auteur : Joan Bauer
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101591927
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heart When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.


ALMOST FOREVER 2

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Max... He was the man who’d finally made her believe in love again. So why did he have to betray her? Claire finds out that Max had been using her to ste ...

  • L'auteur : Linda Howard,Misao Hoshiai
  • Editeur: Harlequin / SB Creative
  • ISBN: 4596785422
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Max... He was the man who’d finally made her believe in love again. So why did he have to betray her? Claire finds out that Max had been using her to steal information about her company and is devastated. Max, however, regrets having hurt Claire and realizes he’s truly in love with her. So he makes a daring gamble to win back Claire’s heart!


A Revolution Almost Beyond Expression

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Origins for Persuasion -- The reviser at work : MS chapter 10 to chapters X-XI (1818) -- At the White Hart : MS chapter 11 to chapter XII (1818) -- The his ...

  • L'auteur : Jocelyn Harris
  • Editeur: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874139662
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Origins for Persuasion -- The reviser at work : MS chapter 10 to chapters X-XI (1818) -- At the White Hart : MS chapter 11 to chapter XII (1818) -- The history of Buonaparte -- Domestic virtues and national importance -- A critique on Walter Scott -- Prejudice on the side of ancestry -- The worth of Lyme -- The white glare of Bath -- Conclusion: Meaning to have spring again.


Almost Chosen People

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Few historians are bold enough to go after America's sacred cows in their very own pastures. But Michael Zuckerman is no ordinary historian, and this colle ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Zuckerman
  • Editeur: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520909281
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 328
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Few historians are bold enough to go after America's sacred cows in their very own pastures. But Michael Zuckerman is no ordinary historian, and this collection of his essays is no ordinary book. In his effort to remake the meaning of the American tradition, Zuckerman takes the entire sweep of American history for his province. The essays in this collection, including two never before published and a new autobiographical introduction, range from early New England settlements to the hallowed corridors of modern Washington. Among his subjects are Puritans and Southern gentry, Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Spock, P. T. Barnum and Ronald Reagan. Collecting scammers and scoundrels, racists and rebels, as well as the purest genius, he writes to capture the unadorned American character. Recognized for his energy, eloquence, and iconoclasm, Zuckerman is known for provoking—and sometimes almost seducing—historians into rethinking their most cherished assumptions about the American past. Now his many fans, and readers of every persuasion, can newly appreciate the distinctive talents of one of America's most powerful social critics.


Almost

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An autobiographical story in which Manu Larcenet, with raw sincerity, describes a day in the army. But not just any day... Page after page, Larcenet's spar ...

  • L'auteur : Manu Larcenet
  • Editeur: Les Rêveurs
  • ISBN: 2378940661
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: An autobiographical story in which Manu Larcenet, with raw sincerity, describes a day in the army. But not just any day... Page after page, Larcenet's spare storytelling combines deep introspection with graphical and narrative audacity.


Almost Periodic Measures

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In this book, the authors provide a thorough and organized presentation of a substantial portion of current research in abstract harmonic analysis carried ...

  • L'auteur : Jesús Gil de Lamadrid,Loren N. Argabright
  • Editeur: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 0821824902
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Nombre de pages: 219
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this book, the authors provide a thorough and organized presentation of a substantial portion of current research in abstract harmonic analysis carried out on three continents, in a field that has been characterized by multiple rediscoveries of results and concepts by authors unaware of the work of others. The book recasts the classical theory of H. Bohr of almost periodic functions in a form sufficiently abstract and general as to encompass not only Bohr's original theory, but also more recent manifestations of almost periodicity in the work of Wiener, Stepanov, Besicovitch, Eberlein, and Jacobs.


Almost

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In 1964, nearly every male between ages of ten and fifteen wanted to be, or was, in a band of some sort. When his friend, Sam, approached him one day about ...

  • L'auteur : Terry Gill
  • Editeur: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1665584904
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 90
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In 1964, nearly every male between ages of ten and fifteen wanted to be, or was, in a band of some sort. When his friend, Sam, approached him one day about forming their own pop group, Terry Gill decided that, even though he couldn’t play an instrument, he had nothing better to do and agreed to participate. Brought together by their common dream of wanting to be rich and famous, Terry shares an entertaining chronicle of their journey to bring their vision to fruition. The young men, undeterred by their lack of instruments or experience, were determined to be different than other bands by writing their own songs. After securing a singer who later proved he could not sing at all, Terry details how the band began their foray into the competitive and often challenging world of musical performance where nothing was certain but their desire to be memorable. Almost is the true story of a group of young men who formed a pop band in the sixties with the goal of becoming rich and famous.


Almost a Psychopath

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Do you know someone who is just a bit too manipulative and full of himself? Does someone you know charm the masses yet lack the ability to deeply connect w ...

  • L'auteur : Ronald Schouten,James Silver
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1616494263
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Nombre de pages: 280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Do you know someone who is just a bit too manipulative and full of himself? Does someone you know charm the masses yet lack the ability to deeply connect with those around her? You might have an Almost Psychopath in your life. Do you know someone who is too manipulative and full of himself? Does someone you know charm the masses yet lack the ability to deeply connect with those around her?Grandiosity and exaggerated self-worth. Pathological lying. Manipulation. Lack of remorse. Shallowness. Exploitation for financial gain. These are the qualities of Almost Psychopaths. They are not the deranged criminals or serial killers that might be coined "psychopaths" in the movies or on TV. They are spouses, coworkers, bosses, neighbors, and people in the news who exhibit many of the same behaviors as a full-blown psychopath, but with less intensity and consistency.In Almost a Psychopath, Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, and James Silver, JD, draw on scientific research and their own experiences to help you identify if you are an Almost Psychopath and, if so, guide you to interventions and resources to change your behavior.If you think you have encountered an Almost Psychopath, they offer practical tools to help you:recognize the behavior, attitudes, and characteristics of the Almost Psychopath;make sense of interactions you've had with Almost Psychopaths;devise strategies for dealing with them in the present;make informed decisions about your next steps; andlearn ways to help an Almost Psychopath get better control of their behavior.The Almost Effect™ Series presents books written by Harvard Medical School faculty and other experts that offer guidance on common behavioral and physical problems falling in the spectrum between normal health and a full-blown medical condition. These are the first publications to help general readers recognize and address these problems.


ALMOST PERFECT

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Although I know it’s not love, his kiss makes my heart go crazy. Maggie, a pediatrician, invited her childhood friend, Jake, to her hospital’s receptio ...

  • L'auteur : Taki Inase,JUDY DUARTE
  • Editeur: Harlequin / SB Creative
  • ISBN: 4596026750
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Although I know it’s not love, his kiss makes my heart go crazy. Maggie, a pediatrician, invited her childhood friend, Jake, to her hospital’s reception party. It’s been fifteen years since she last saw him, and he’s become a stunning cowboy who catches everyone’s eye when he walks into a room. Is he really the same skinny Jake I once knew? That’s when her ex-husband walked in with his new fiancée. Maggie asked Jake to act like her boyfriend in an attempt to make her ex-husband jealous. Jake listened to her wishes and told her he’d play the best lover ever and kissed her…!


Almost Home

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G. Edward Reid provides a wake-up call for those living at the end of history, suggests some midcourse corrections, and gives encouraging assurance that Go ...

  • L'auteur : G. Edward Reid
  • Editeur: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • ISBN: 9780828015134
  • Genre: Second Advent
  • Nombre de pages: 153
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: G. Edward Reid provides a wake-up call for those living at the end of history, suggests some midcourse corrections, and gives encouraging assurance that God is still in control of earth's destiny. We do, in fact, have a map to direct us into the future. This volume is a guidebook to that map, enabling the reader to understand its directions and unlock its prophecies. Indications are abundant that the destiny of earth's inhabitants is about to be decided. In this book you will learn: How current events, predicted more than 2,000 years ago, show that the end of the world is near. How to have confidence in choosing the road that will lead to the ultimate destination. How some spiritual gurus are actually deceiving thousands of innocent travelers. Why not all religious roads lead to heaven-including some you think might! Why truth is important and should not be compromised for the sake of unity. How ancient prophecies precisely identify the man of sin-the end-time antichrist. The role of the United States of American in the end-time scenario. That the great pre-Advent judgment is taking place in heaven right now! Why thousands of people every day are making decisions and taking actions to redirect their lives-many leaving long-held traditions and beliefs. - Which Way Home?; Choosing the Right Map; Truth Matters; Faithful Guides; God Outlines the Future; Nations Come and Go; World Superpower; Signs of the End; The Road Back; Almost Home; It's Time to Decide


Almost Human

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In the hothouse environment of a desert camp in Kenya, where biologists are using robots to 'green the desert,' the Universal Robotics Corporation is condu ...

  • L'auteur : HC Denham
  • Editeur: Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1838596127
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 200
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the hothouse environment of a desert camp in Kenya, where biologists are using robots to 'green the desert,' the Universal Robotics Corporation is conducting a corporate experiment to introduce its newest product, humanoid empathetic robots, into domestic situations. But do they know what they have unleashed?


Almost President

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Veteran political journalist Scott Farris tells the stories of legendary presidential also-rans, from Henry Clay to Stephen Douglas, from William Jennings ...

  • L'auteur : Scott Farris
  • Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0762784210
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Veteran political journalist Scott Farris tells the stories of legendary presidential also-rans, from Henry Clay to Stephen Douglas, from William Jennings Bryan to Thomas Dewey, and from Adlai Stevenson to Al Gore. He also includes concise profiles of every major candidate nominated for president who never reached the White House but who helped promote the success of American democracy. Farris explains how Barry Goldwater achieved the party realignment that had eluded FDR, how George McGovern paved the way for Barack Obama, and how Ross Perot changed the way all presidential candidates campaign. There is Al Smith, the first Catholic nominee for president; and Adlai Stevenson, the candidate of the "eggheads" who remains the beau ideal of a liberal statesman. And Farris explores the potential legacies of recent runners-up John Kerry and John McCain. The book also includes compact and evocative portraits of such men as John C. Fremont, the first Republican Party presidential candidate; and General Winfield Scott, whose loss helped guarantee the Union victory in the Civil War. This new edition of Almost President brings the work up-to-date with a section that explores the results and ramifications of the 2012 presidential election.


How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind

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In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality co ...

  • L'auteur : Paul Erickson,Judy L. Klein,Lorraine Daston,Rebecca Lemov,Thomas Sturm,Michael D. Gordin
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022604677X
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass. Its home was the human sciences—psychology, sociology, political science, and economics, among others—and its participants enlisted in an intellectual campaign to figure out what rationality should mean and how it could be deployed. How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind brings to life the people—Herbert Simon, Oskar Morgenstern, Herman Kahn, Anatol Rapoport, Thomas Schelling, and many others—and places, including the RAND Corporation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Cowles Commission for Research and Economics, and the Council on Foreign Relations, that played a key role in putting forth a “Cold War rationality.” Decision makers harnessed this picture of rationality—optimizing, formal, algorithmic, and mechanical—in their quest to understand phenomena as diverse as economic transactions, biological evolution, political elections, international relations, and military strategy. The authors chronicle and illuminate what it meant to be rational in the age of nuclear brinkmanship.


Equivariant, Almost-arborescent Representations of Open Simply-connected 3-manifolds

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When one extends the (almost) collapsible pseudo-spine representation theorem for homotopy $3$-spheres [Po3] to open simply connected $3$-manifolds $V^3$, ...

  • L'auteur : Valentin Poenaru,C. Tanasi
  • Editeur: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 0821834606
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Nombre de pages: 89
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: When one extends the (almost) collapsible pseudo-spine representation theorem for homotopy $3$-spheres [Po3] to open simply connected $3$-manifolds $V^3$, new phenomena appear: at the source of the representation, the set of double points is, generally speaking, no longer closed. We show that at the cost of replacing $V^3$ by $V_h^3 = \{V^3$ with very many holes $\}$, we can always find representations $X^2 \stackrel {f} {\rightarrow} V^3$ with $X^2$ locally finite and almost-arborescent, with $\Psi (f)=\Phi (f)$, with the open regular neighbourhood (the only one which is well-defined here) Nbd$(fX^2)=V^3_h$ and such that on any precompact tight transversal to the set of double lines, we have only finitely many limit points (of the set of double points).Moreover, if $V^3$ is the universal covering space of a closed $3$-manifold, $V^3=\widetilde M^3$, then we can find an $X^2$ with a free $\pi_1M^3$ action and having the equivariance property $f(gx)=gf(x)$, $g\in \pi_1M^3$. Having simultaneously all these properties for $X^2\stackrel{f} {\rightarrow} \widetilde M^3$ is one of the steps in the first author's program for proving that $\pi_1^\infty \widetilde M^3=[UNK]0$, [Po11, Po12]. Achieving equivariance is far from being straightforward, since $X^2$ is gotten starting from a tree of fundamental domains on which $\pi_1M^3$ cannot, generally speaking, act freely. So, in this paper we have both a representation theorem for general ($\pi_1=0$) $V^3$'s and a harder equivariant representation theorem for $\widetilde M^3$ (with $gfX^2=fX^2, \, g\in\pi_1M^3$), the proof of which is not a specialization of the first, 'easier' result.But, finiteness is achieved in both contexts. In a certain sense, this finiteness is a best possible result, since if the set of limit points in question is $\emptyset$ (i.e. if the set of double points is closed), then $\pi_1^\infty V_h^3$ (which is always equal to $\pi_1^\infty V^3$) is zero. In [PoTa2] it was also shown that when we insist on representing $V^3$ itself, rather than $V_h^3$, and if $V^3$ is wild ($\pi_1^\infty\not =0$), then the transversal structure of the set of double lines can exhibit chaotic dynamical behavior. Our finiteness theorem avoids chaos at the cost of a lot of redundancy (the same double point $(x, y)$ can be reached in many distinct ways starting from the singularities).