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Web Scraping With Python: Collecting Data From the Modern Web

Learn web scraping and crawling techniques to access unlimited data from any web source in any format. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Python scripts and web APIs to gather and process data from thousands—or even millions—of web pages at once.
Ideal for programmers, security professionals, and web administrators familiar with Python, this book not only teaches basic web scraping mechanics, but also delves into more advanced topics, such as analyzing raw data or using scrapers for frontend website testing. Code samples are available to help you understand the concepts in practice.
Learn how to parse complicated HTML pages Traverse multiple pages and sites Get a general overview of APIs and how they work Learn several methods for storing the data you scrape Download, read, and extract data from documents Use tools and techniques to clean badly formatted data Read and write natural languages Crawl through forms and logins Understand how to scrape JavaScript Learn image processing and text recognition

Web of Lies

In the midst of a struggle for control of his pack, eighteen-year-old werewolf enforcer-to-be Luke Stanton meets the one girl who will destroy everything…or complete him. TANGLED Eighteen-year-old Luke Stanton is focused, strong, and intimidating as hell. He has to be. As the future enforcer of Red Ridge, it will be his job to keep the other weres in line. So avoiding close friendships, pack drama, and especially pack females is in his best interest. He witnessed firsthand what love did to his father, so casual human hookups are enough. Then she arrives: Scarlett Reed. She arouses something primal in him, something undeniable. But just as Luke gives himself permission to finally experience something real, the truth bursts free. The were beauty is harboring a secret so devastating it has the power to destroy him. At the same time, the pack is splintering over a battle for leadership, and Luke’s strength is needed more than ever. It is a time of upheaval, of the destructive power of lies. Everything he thought to protect is in danger: his family, his friends…and most of all, his heart.

Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies

Speak the languages that power the web

With more high-paying web development jobs opening every day, people with coding and web/app building skills are having no problems finding employment. If you’re a would-be developer looking to gain the know-how to build the interfaces, databases, and other features that run modern websites, web apps, and mobile apps, look no further. Web Coding & Development All-in-One For Dummies is your go-to interpreter for speaking the languages that handle those tasks.

Get started with a refresher on the rules of coding before diving into the languages that build interfaces, add interactivity to the web, or store and deliver data to sites. When you’re ready, jump into guidance on how to put it all together to build a site or create an app.

* Get the lowdown on coding basics

* Review HTML and CSS

* Make sense of JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL

* Create code for web and mobile apps

There’s a whole world of opportunity out there for developers—and this fast-track boot camp is here to help you acquire the skills you need to take your career to new heights!

(source: Bol.com)

The Web Between the Worlds

“WHAT SF SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT.” — Kliatt
Rob Merlin was the best engineer who had ever lived. That was why “The King of Space” had to have him for the most spectacular construction project ever — even though Rob was a potentially fatal threat to his power…
Thus begins a breakthrough novel by the former President of the American Astronautical Society, about an idea whose time has come: a shimmering bridge between Earth and space that mankind will climb to the stars!
Sound like fantasy? The concept has been in the literature of physics for over three decades, but only a writer with the scientific background of a Sheffield or a Clarke could bring the idea to life.

Weaving on a Little Loom

Weaving on a Little Loom teaches readers everything they need to know to start small-frame loom weaving, an easy and inexpensive craft that can be done at home. From setting up the loom to finishing a project, this book covers both basic and more advanced techniques, with an introduction to creating patterns such as basket and bird’s eye weaves, rib, twill, and herringbone. With clear instruction and beautiful illustrative photographs, step-by-step tutorials guide you through designing and creating five contemporary woven projects—including table placemats, wall hangings, and a tote bag—all made with natural, environmentally friendly materials.
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WE: ROBOT: The Robots That Already Rule Our World

“For someone interested in practical present day robotics it’s a treasure trove. A book-sized Top Trumps rove across the technical domain, with each section containing a photo of the precise robot, an overview of its main components and some context for its aims and purposes.” – Electronics Weekly
Robots exist all around us. They populate our factories, assist our surgeons and have become an integral part of our armed forces. But they are not just working behind the scenes – impressive inventions such as free-roaming hoovers takecare of your household chores and the iPal is set to become your closest friend.
David Hambling reveals the groundbreaking machines – once the realm of science fiction – that are by our sides today, and those that are set to change the future forever. From the Reem robocop that polices the streets of Dubai to the drones that deliver our parcels and even the uncanny Gemonoid Hi-4 built to look just like you, here are fifty unique robots that reach into every aspect of our daily lives.
We:Robot examines why robots have become embedded in our culture, how they work and what they tell us about our society and its future.
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We Have Always Lived on Mars

We Have Always Lived on Mars: A Tor.Com Original by Cecil Castellucci
Nina, one of the few descendants of human colony on Mars that was abandoned by Earth, is surprised to discover that she can breathe the toxic atmosphere of the Martian surface. The crew, thinking that their attempts at terraforming and breeding for Martian adaptability have finally payed off, rejoice at the prospect of a brighter future. But Nina’s about to unlock the mystery of the disaster that stranded them on Mars… and nothing will ever be the same.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

We Did Porn

Punk artist and icon Zak Smith made a name for himself by visually interpreting Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity Rainbow and drawing pictures of girls in the ”naked girl business”. Somewhere along the line, he went from the observer to the observed, from the guy with a sketchpad to the guy on-screen doing the unnamable for anyone 18 or older to see. This is Smith’s memoir of his foray into pornography, moving from the New York art scene to L.A.’s seedy yet colourful underbelly, providing readers with a new understanding of the porn industry, its players and its audience.
”What makes artist Zak Smith’s entertaining memoir of his stumbling into the subculture of alternative porn interesting is the richness of the portrait he creates…But what makes We Did Porn so striking is not its complicit sympathy with the pornworld or its knowing satire of the artworld, but Smith’s eloquent, puzzled mixture of frustration and stoicism towards the conditions of urban culture and existence…Smith is remarkably good at capturing this.” Art Review
”Intelligent, frank and often hilarious meditation on the author’s dual career…The pleasure in this book comes not from living through the author’s atypical experience, but in being taken deeper into areas of thought commonly perceived as taboo a wild, entirely worthwhile ride.” . Kirkus Reviews
”Smith s take on the industry is vivid and insightful, including observations on people, politics and American culture the push-and-pull between the Right and those who want the right to screw.” Kirkus Reviews, Nonfiction Supplement
”Will appeal to those who like things a little kinky.” Publishers Weekly
”A fascinating synthesis of words and art…” LibraryJournal.com
”An intelligent, funny, and self-aware reminder that intelligent, funny, and self-aware people do in fact choose to work in the porn industry…It is all incredibly interesting and entertaining.” Alison Hallett, The Portland Mercury
”The subject matter combined with his clever imagery couldn t help but keep it fascinating… It reminded me of David Foster Wallace s hilarious, equally dense essay Big Red Son …Smith and Wallace have similarly breathless, heady writing styles and We Did Porn could easily serve as a porn insider s compliment to Wallace s journalistic-outsider perspective.” Alex Peterson, Willamette Week Online
”Wildly entertaining.” Fleshbot
”…a page-turner…a genuinely enjoyable read…” Audacia Ray, author of Naked on the Internet ”Alongside ‘fine artist and ‘porn star’ on Zak Smith’s unique resume, you can now add the phrase ‘entertaining and resourceful writer’…[We Did Porn] is exhaustive, perceptive, empathic, and very funny.” John Bolster, Penthouse
”…reads not unlike a George Plimpton-style adventure in immersive investigation, as the artist chronicles his adventures in front of the camera as eager rookie Zak Sabbath, with words, pictures, self-awareness, and dark humor.” Shana Nys Dambrot, Flavorpill
”…Smith is an outrageously talented observer, which makes his writing almost as arresting as his images, which are superb. Smith’s detailed descriptions of ‘life in the zeros’ both on and off the set make We did Porn a fascinating x-rates documents of a cynical age.” Jim Ruland, Girls Gone Wild Magazine
”…combines words and images, mixing memoir with gorgeous paintings…Smith’s art is exquisite, intensely drawn with splashes of electric colors, sharp lines and energy throbbing in every complex detail…We Did Porn is an excellent book and Zak Smith is an incredibly interesting artist and writer.” Alyssa Bianca-Pavley, Fanzine.com
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We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories

From the critically acclaimed screenwriter of Doctor Strange and author of Sea of Rust and Queen of the Dark Things comes a hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical and downright diabolical that tantalise and terrorise us: demons, monsters, zombie dinosaurs and Death itself.

In the novella ‘The Soul Thief’s Son’ C. Robert Cargill returns to the terrain of the Queen of the Dark Things to continue the story of Colby Stevens . . .

A Triceratops and an Ankylosaurus join forces to survive a zombie apocalypse that may spell extinction for their kind in ‘Hell Creek’ . . .

In a grand old building atop a crack in the world, an Iraq War veteran must serve a one-year term as a punisher of the damned, condemned to consume the sins of others in the hope that one day he may find peace in ‘In a Clean, White Room’ (co-authored with Scott Derrickson). . .

In ‘The Town That Wasn’t Anymore’, the village of Pine Hill Bluff loses its inhabitants one at a time as the angry dead return when night falls to steal the souls of the living . . .

And in the title story, ‘We Are Where the Nightmares Go’, a little girl crawls through a glowing door beneath her bed and finds herself trapped in a nightmarish wonderland – a crucible of the fragments of children’s bad dreams.

These tales and four more are assembled here as testament to Cargill’s mastery of the phantasmagoric, making We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories a collection of unnerving horror and fantasy will keep you up all night and haunt your waking dreams.

(source: Bol.com)

Waypoint: A Game of Drones

***WINNER OF THE 2017 McGRATH HOUSE INDIE BOOK AWARDS*** Stacy’s life is in free-fall, her daughter killed by a drunk driver, her husband taking his own life only months later. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. At this auspicious moment her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching.
The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the deep-sea salvage camera’s reveal them to be virtually undamaged under six-thousand feet of water in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be?
Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget. Along the way, she’ll have to solve this puzzle, and many more to prevent an even larger disaster from happening.
This book contains the following: tiny robots, falsified government identification, autonomous drones, ATM malfunctions, mid-air collisions, fear of sharks, Australian bar pranks, pointing guns out the window of a moving plane, video games, Area-51, milk shake do’s and don’ts and everyone’s possible need of at least one good friend.
Read at your own risk.
C. F. Waller is best known for his award winning science fiction novel Tourists of the Apocalypse. His work has been recognized by Shelf Media Magazine, Indie Excellence, Readers Favorite, McGrath House and recently in the 2017 BGS Pitch Contest. His other Award Winning novels include, South Face (Paranormal), Waypoint (Mystery/Thriller) and Free Dive (Tecno-thriller).

The Way of the World

The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism by Ron Suskind
From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind comes a startling look at how America lost its way and at the nation’s struggle, day by day, to reclaim the moral authority upon which its survival depends. From the White House to Downing Street, from the fault-line countries of South Asia to the sands of Guantánamo, Suskind offers an astonishing story that connects world leaders to the forces waging today’s shadow wars and to the next generation of global citizens. Tracking down truth and hope within the Beltway and far beyond it, Suskind delivers historic disclosures with this emotionally stirring and strikingly original portrait of the post-9/11 world.
In a sweeping, propulsive, and multilayered narrative, **The Way of the World** investigates how America relinquished the moral leadership it now desperately needs to fight the real threat of our era: a nuclear weapon in the hands of terrorists. **Truth, justice,** and **accountability** become more than mere words in this story. Suskind shows where the most neglected dangers lie in the story of “The Armageddon Test” —a desperate gamble to send undercover teams into the world’s nuclear black market to frustrate the efforts of terrorists trying to procure weapons-grade uranium. In the end, he finally reveals for the first time the explosive falsehood underlying the Iraq War and the entire Bush presidency.
While the public and political realms struggle, **The Way of the World** simultaneously follows an ensemble of characters in America and abroad who are turning fear and frustration into a desperate—and often daring—brand of human salvation. They include a striving, twenty-four-year-old Pakistani émigré, a fearless UN refugee commissioner, an Afghan teenager, a Holocaust survivor’s son, and Benazir Bhutto, who discovers, days before her death, how she’s been abandoned by the United States at her moment of greatest need. They are all testing American values at a time of peril, and discovering solutions—human solutions—to so much that has gone wrong.
For anyone hoping to exercise truly informed consent and begin the process of restoring the values and hope—along with the moral clarity and earned optimism—at the heart of the American tradition, **The Way of the World** is a must-read.

The Way of the Guilty

The Way of the Guilty (Hope Street Church Series #3) by Jennifer Stanley
Cooper Lee has a new outlook on life, thanks to her friends at Hope Street Church. Spending time with the Sunrise Bible Study Group nourishes her mind and soul. But home is where the heart is—along with Mrs. Lee’s baked treats—and Cooper is indeed happy to have such a great family to come home to when not spending time with Nathan, a friend from the group who just might be (fingers crossed) The One. So when her sister, Ashley, is implicated in a gruesome murder, Cooper snaps into action. Along with Nathan and her friends from Hope Street, Cooper vows to solve this unholy mess—with a wing, a prayer, and a small dose of snooping…

Watercolor Botanicals: 20 Prints to Paint and Frame

Make your own collection of botanical watercolor paintings with this instruction book. Once upon a time, a vase of beautifully arranged flowers was the perfect subject for a watercolor still life. Today, indoor house plants reign supreme and palms have replaced peonies as the botanical of choice for artists. With clear step-by-step instructions, illustrator and plant lover Nikki Strange shows you how to paint a range of lush, leafy plants. Learn fundamental watercolor techniques as you recreate the glossy leaves of a monstera. Master the art of mixing delicate hues by painting different succulents. Duplicate the intricate leaves of a fern with a variety of brushes. The instruction book is printed with light guidelines for each project. With Nikki’s beautiful artwork to follow and photos of dreamy interiors to inspire your decorating, this book has everything you need to add a botanical touch to your space.

The Water’s Edge

The Water’s Edge (Inspector Sejer Series #8) by Karin Fossum
Amarried couple, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris, are out for a Sunday walk when they discover the body of a boy and see the figure of a man limping away. They alert the police, but not before Reinhardt, to Kristine’s horror, kneels down and takes photographs of the dead child with his cell phone. Inspectors Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre begin to make inquiries in the little town of Solberglia. But then another boy disappears, and an explanation seems more remote than ever. Meanwhile, the Ris’s marriage starts to unravel as Reinhardt becomes obsessed with the tragic events and his own part in them.
A riveting portrayal of a community—its insiders, its outsiders, its fissures, and its secrets—from Norway’s “Queen of Crime,” Karin Fossum.

The Water Wars

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Would you risk everything for someone you just met? What if he had a secret worth killing for? Welcome to a future where water is more precious than oil or gold… Hundreds of millions of people have already died, and millions more will soon fall-victims of disease, hunger, and dehydration. It is a time of drought and war. The rivers have dried up, the polar caps have melted, and drinkable water is now in the hands of the powerful few. There are fines for wasting it and prison sentences for exceeding the quotas. But Kai didn’t seem to care about any of this. He stood in the open road drinking water from a plastic cup, then spilled the remaining drops into the dirt. He didn’t go to school, and he traveled with armed guards. Kai claimed he knew a secret-something the government is keeping from us… And then he was gone. Vanished in the middle of the night. Was he kidnapped? Did he flee? Is he alive or dead? There are no clues, only questions. And no one can guess the lengths to which they will go to keep him silent. We have to find him-and the truth-before it is too late for all of us. “Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in The Water Wars is testament solely to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it.” -Laurie David, Academy Award?winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth and author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming “A gripping environmental thriller with a too-real message.” – Howard Gordon, executive producer of 24 and author of Gideon’s War

Water Sleeps

SUMMARY: Regrouping in Taglios, the surviving members of the Black Company are determined to free their fellow warriors held in stasis beneath the glittering plain. Journey there under terrible conditions, they arrive just in time for a magical conflagration in which the bones of the world will be revealed, the history of the Company unveiled, and new world gained and lost…all at a terrible price.