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Gabriel’s Horn

The stranger could be insane. Or he just might be our salvation.Archaeologist Annja Creed is more than curious when a decrepit, ancient-looking man visits her, claiming the end of the world is near. The stranger spins wild tales and speaks as if he actually knew King Arthur. But, strangest of all, he insists that Annja is the only one who can stop the horrible event that is about to happen. When Annja’s mentor and friend Roux goes missing, she quickly realizes there may be something to the stranger’s stories. Making her way through the dark and violent underbelly of Istanbul, Annja must find her missing friend and the Holy Grail before the relic gets into the wrong hands. She may not fully believe the fate of the world is on the line, but she doesn’t really want to die fi nding out.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This title presents in-depth critical discussions of his life and works. Volume editor Ilan Stavans accurately point out that Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, ‘is credited for almost single-handedly reinventing Latin America’. Garcia Marquez, a trained journalist, made his indelible mark on literature with the 1967 publication of “”One Hundred Years of Solitude”” which heralded what was later dubbed “”El Boom””, the Latin American literary movement that came to define Latin American literature. Edited and introduced by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College-Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College, this volume collects varying perspectives on Garcia Marquez, his work and its lasting importance. Stavans’ introduction places Garcia Marquez squarely in the Latin American literary culture noting that ‘the majority of people in Latin America approach Garcia Marquez with utter reverence’. Stavans’ introduction is followed by a brief biography after which Caitlin Roper, the managing editor of “”The Paris Review””, draws on “”The Paris Review”” interview with Garcia Marquez in highlighting some of the writer’s achievements. The critical contexts section of this volume features original essays by Amy Sickels, Amy Green, and John Cussen as well as a contribution from volume editor Stavans. Sickels offers a timeline of Garcia Marquez’s achievements and considers his influence on a younger generation of writers. Stavans’ contribution combines biographical information with a broad overview of how “”One Hundred Years”” was received by the literary world-placing that volume at the center of Garcia Marquez’s body of work. Amy Green also considers “”One Hundred Years””, with her focus being the mystical character of Remedios. John Cussen finishes this section with a comparison between Garcia Marquez’s travelogue “”90 dias”” and “”Don Quixote de La Mancha””. The section of republished essays brings together a variety of perspectives on Garcia Marquez’s major works. Seasoned Garcia Marquez scholar Gene H. Bell-Villada considers Garcia Marquez’s shorter works after which Moylan C. Mills and Enrique Gronlund offer a brief history of how the concept of Magical Realism evolved. Deborah Cohn places the influence of William Faulkner on Garcia Marquez alongside those of James Joyce and Virginia Wolf. Cohn’s essay is followed by Rosa Simas’ examination of patterns of time in One Hundred Years of Solitude through various perspectives. Brian Conniff concentrates his attention in Jose Arcadio Buendia and One Hundred Years while Stephen M. Hart shifts the attention to “”Chronicle of a Death Foretold””. Michael Palencia-Roth, another scholar well-versed in Garcia Marquez’s works, considers intertextuality in The Autumn of the Patriarch while Lourdes Elena Morales-Gudmundsson concentrates on the concepts of justice and human rights expounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition as adapted into the novella “”No One Writes to the Colonel”” and “”The Autumn of the Patriarch””. M. Keith Booker argues for a deeper reading of “”Love in the Time of Cholera”” and compares the novel to Madame Bovary and Lolita. In the volume’s concluding essay, Efrain Kristal suggests that Garcia Marquez, like many memoirists, sanitizes his past and ultimately comes to the conclusion that Garcia Marquez remains difficult to pin down. Each essay is 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of ‘Works Cited’, along with endnotes. Finally, the volume’s appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources.
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G’Day to Die: A Passport to Peril Mystery

When Emily Andrew lands in the Land of Oz — Australia, that is — she and her hearty group of world-touring seniors know they’re not in Iowa anymore. Winter is summer, drains drain counterclockwise, and all the comforts of home are, well, back home. Even Emily’s love life is upside down: her darling detective Etienne Miceli has yet to propose, while gorgeous tour director Duncan Lazarus is vying to be more than just mates. Emily is preoccupied calming the group’s jitters about the outback’s killers, from sunstroke to snake bites. But when a fellow traveler turns up dead, Emily fears something far more toxic has struck: human greed. Someone has stumbled upon a natural wonder that could turn science on its head — was this priceless discovery the catalyst for murder? Before the dust settles, a second untimely death occurs. If Emily can’t stop a killer in their tracks, this Aussie adventure just may be her last.

G’Day to Die

G’Day to Die (Passport to Peril Series #5) by Maddy Hunter
When Emily Andrew lands in the Land of Oz — Australia, that is — she and her hearty group of world-touring seniors know they’re not in Iowa anymore. Winter is summer, drains drain counterclockwise, and all the comforts of home are, well, back home. Even Emily’s love life is upside down: her darling detective Etienne Miceli has yet to propose, while gorgeous tour director Duncan Lazarus is vying to be more than just mates. Emily is preoccupied calming the group’s jitters about the outback’s killers, from sunstroke to snake bites. But when a fellow traveler turns up dead, Emily fears something far more toxic has struck: human greed. Someone has stumbled upon a natural wonder that could turn science on its head — was this priceless discovery the catalyst for murder? Before the dust settles, a second untimely death occurs. If Emily can’t stop a killer in their tracks, this Aussie adventure just may be her last.

Future Energy

As the demand for global energy increases, fact-based evaluations of alternative energy sources are needed in order to address the growing interest in how energy is produced, provided, and transported in sustainable ways. Future Energy, Second Edition provides scientists and decision makers with the knowledge they need to understand the relative importance and magnitude of various energy production methods in order to make the energy decisions needed for sustaining development and dealing with climate change. The second edition of Future Energy looks at the present energy situation and extrapolates to future scenarios related to global warming and the increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This thoroughly revised and updated edition contains over 30 chapters on all aspects of future energy, each chapter updated and expanded by expert scientists and engineers in their respective fields providing an unbiased and balanced view of the future of energy.

* Provides readers with an up-to-date overview of available energy options, both traditional and renewable, as well as the necessary tools to make informed decisions regarding selection, use, and environmental impacts.

* Covers a wide spectrum of future energy resources presented in a single book with chapters written by experts of the particular field

* Eleven new chapters including chapters on: solar heating, energy resources in developing nations and frontiers in oil and gas, Arctic drilling and unconventional oil and gas sources, thorium in nuclear fission, ethanol and other options for future transport fuel, fracking, smart grids, new batteries, environmental issues and the energy options for China

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Fusion 360 for Makers

Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication by Lydia Sloan Cline
Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities.*Fusion 360 for Makers* is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication.Inside *Fusion 360 for Makers*, you’ll find:
* Eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentals
* DIY projects that are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photos
* Projects that have been real-world tested, covering the most common problems and solutions
* Stand-alone projects, allowing you to skip to ones of interest without having to work through all the preceding projects firstDesign from scratch or edit downloaded designs. Fusion 360 is an appropriate tool for beginners and experienced makers.

Fury

An upwardly mobile New Yorker, disturbed by strange memories and violent passions, discovers with the aid of a channeller that she was once a Cro-Magnon, the object of a murderer, who still stalks her
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The Furthest Station

There’s something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call.
It’s PC Peter Grant’s speciality . . .
Only it’s more than going ‘bump’. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter – making the follow up interviews rather difficult.
So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.
Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.

There’s something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call.
It’s PC Peter Grant’s speciality . . .
Only it’s more than going ‘bump’. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter – making the follow up interviews rather difficult.
So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.
Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.
**Recensie(s)**

This series is brilliant! — Teen Librarian Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural. As for Grant, he’s a wonderful blend of laconic copper and, methodically researching how magic works, full-on nerd. — Crime Scene The Hanging Tree is definitely one of the best in the Grant/Aaronovitch pantheon. There again, so have most of the previous books in the series and the odds are the next one probably will be too. — The Bookbag Peter Grant is back, and now in handy-to-read-on-the-train novella format. * STARBURST *
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Furies of Calderon

For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies – elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon.” “Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans’ most savage enemy – the Marat – return to the Valley, he will discover that his destiny is much greater than he could ever imagine.” Caught in a storm of deadly wind furies, Tavi saves the life of a runaway slave named Amara. But she is actually a spy for Gaius Sextus, sent to the Valley to gather intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who may be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And when the Valley erupts in chaos – when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies – Amara will find Tavi’s courage and resourcefulness to be a power greater than any fury – one that could turn the tides of war.

Funeral in Blue

SUMMARY: In her haunting new Victorian novel, Anne Perry brings to rich and passionate life the city that she has made her own. Once more she shares the intimacy of London’s opulent drawing rooms and guides readers through gaslit thoroughfares that echo with hooves on cobblestones, the cries of street vendors, the shouts of newsboys reporting the headlines . . . of two beautiful women found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist. One of the victims is the wife of Hester Monk’s colleague, surgeon Dr. Kristian Beck, a Viennese emigre who swiftly becomes the principal suspect. Now investigator William Monk and his wife seek evidence to save Beck from the hangman, hoping to penetrate not only the mystery of Elissa Beck’s death, but the riddle of her life. . . .From the Hardcover edition.

Fundamentals of Optical Computing Technology

This book presents the principles, experimental technologies, up-to-date research findings and applications of various optical-computing technologies and devices. It also discusses semiconductor multiple quantum well (MQW) photoelectronic devices, vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), lasers, micro optical elements and diffractive optical elements, optical storage, optical parallel interconnections, and optical-buffer technology as the main technologies for optical computing. Furthermore, it explores the potential of optical-computing technology. It offers those involved in optical design, photonics, and photoelectronic research and related industries insights into the fundamentals and theories of optical computing, enabling them and to extend and develop the functions of fundamental elements to meet the requirement of optical-computing systems.

Functional Programming for Dummies

Your guide to the functional programming paradigm

Functional programming mainly sees use in math computations, including those used in Artificial Intelligence and gaming. This programming paradigm makes algorithms used for math calculations easier to understand and provides a concise method of coding algorithms by people who aren’t developers. Current books on the market have a significant learning curve because they’re written for developers, by developers—until now.

Functional Programming for Dummies explores the differences between the pure (as represented by the Haskell language) and impure (as represented by the Python language) approaches to functional programming for readers just like you. The pure approach is best suited to researchers who have no desire to create production code but do need to test algorithms fully and demonstrate their usefulness to peers. The impure approach is best suited to production environments because it’s possible to mix coding paradigms in a single application to produce a result more quickly. Functional Programming For Dummies uses this two-pronged approach to give you an all-in-one approach to a coding methodology that can otherwise be hard to grasp.

* Learn pure and impure when it comes to coding

* Dive into the processes that most functional programmers use to derive, analyze and prove the worth of algorithms

* Benefit from examples that are provided in both Python and Haskell

* Glean the expertise of an expert author who has written some of the market-leading programming books to date

If you’re ready to massage data to understand how things work in new ways, you’ve come to the right place!

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Function Programming in Python

Python is not a functional programming language, but it is a multi-paradigm language that makes functional programming easy to perform, and easy to mix with other programming styles. In this paper, David Mertz, a director of Python Software Foundation, examines the functional aspects of the language and points out which options work well and which ones you should generally decline. Mertz describes ways to avoid Python’s imperative-style flow control, the nuances of callable functions, how to work lazily with iterators, and the use of higher-order functions. He also lists several third-party Python libraries useful for functional programming.

Full Tilt

Full Tilt (Janet Evanovich’s Full Series #2) by Janet Evanovich, Charlotte Hughes
He lives life in the fast lane and she’s along for the ride-with no brakes….
Jamie Swift has one priority in quiet Beaumont, South Carolina: running the local newspaper. Romance runs second. But with the arrival of her silent partner, the notoriously mysterious and sexy Maximillian Holt, Jamie’s life gets shaken up. Max claims he’s here to give his brother-in-law a vote of confidence. A former wrestler, Frankie Fontana’s now taking his shots in the political ring. Beaumont could use a mayor with scruples, but what it gets is a crime-and what Jamie gets is a story that’s taking her for a ride on the wild side, complete with two assassins, a washed-up stripper, and an insane poacher. Between a spray of bullets and a fast getaway could it get any more romantic-or dangerous? Max and Jamie are betting their lives on a long shot.

Full Speed

Dear Reader,
Welcome to the world of Jamie Swift and Max Holt! My good friend Charlotte Hughes and I have teamed up to create a series of books featuring these two characters and they’ve taken on a life of their own! These books are not set in the same world as my Stephanie Plum novels, but what they have in common is lovable, dysfunctional characters, villains you love to hate, and a cross-eyed way of looking at life. Jamie and Max have intense chemistry-even though they drive each other crazy. Max thinks Jamie is a magnet for trouble and Jamie thinks Max is the most annoyingly sexy, mysterious man she’s ever met. She knows she should stay away from him. But boy, oh boy, do the sparks fly when they get together. Jamie is a newspaper owner from a small southern town. And in Full Speed, she’s after the story of a lifetime. Max Holt is right in the middle of that story, and so Jamie tracks down the millionaire playboy, forcing him to take her on as partner. What follows is a story of a corrupt minister, a gang of mobsters on the loose, a hound dog called Fleas, a wise-cracking computer genius, and lots of love in the fast lane. Not to mention plenty of steamy action between Jamie and Max.
So have fun with Full Speed. We’re going to sign off now and get back to creating more romantic adventures between Jamie Swift and Max Holt. Enjoy and happy reading!
Janet and Charlotte
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Full scoop

Full Scoop (Janet Evanovich’s Full Series #6) by Janet Evanovich, Charlotte Hughes
Dear Reader:
There’s a whole lot of trouble going on in Beaumont, South Carolina. According to resident psychic-slash-astrologer, Destiny Moultrie, Mercury’s in retrograde; Venus is in the seventh house, and the combination has turned Cupid wacko! Chaos rules as tempers flare and lust runs rampant. Newlyweds Max Holt and Jamie Swift-Holt are trying to make a baby, but their recently purchased antebellum mansion is under renovation and filled with feuding contractors. Vera has a crush on her new mailman, and is bent on looking ten years younger. Destiny is marked for marriage by the changing planets, and she’s running for her life as the local redneck and bait shop owner is determined to make her his. Meanwhile, local pediatrician Maggie Davenport has considerably bigger problems now that her wild-girl past has caught up in the form of ex-boyfriend and jailbird who just flew the coop—and is determined to track her and her daughter down. If he doesn’t expose her secrets, there’s a good chance Jamie’s editor, intent on getting the Full Scoop, will. Fortunately, FBI agent Zack Madden is on hand for protection; but the new danger is the wild attraction he and Maggie share. Fleas the hound dog is experiencing his first crush on Maggie’s adorable and alluring…um…pygmy goat? Add to that an Elvis convention and a local root doctor and hoodoo practitioner who decides it’s time she take charge; only to have one of her spells backfire, and you’ve got a gut-busting, laugh-out-loud story we hope you won’t forget!
It’s just another wild ride in the town we love to write about, and the character’s we can’t get enough of. So kick off your shoes, sit back, and enjoy a FULL SCOOP of fun, adventure, and romance.
Janet and Charlotte
**“The Jamie Swift and Max Holt series moves to a new level…as always, the dialogue and events are outrageous, wacky, and just plain fun.”**
**–*Romantic Times* on *Full Blast***