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A Matchless Man

Lexington Lovers

None of the matches caught his eye as much as the matchmaker himself.

Growing up poorer than poor didn’t leave Navashen Bhattathiri many options for life outside of school. All of his concentration was on keeping his scholarships. Sixteen years later, he’s fulfilled his dream and become a doctor. Now he’s returning home to Lexington and is ready to prove himself to the world. In doing so, he reconnects with Brent Carpenter—high school classmate, real estate agent, all-around great guy… and closet matchmaker.

Brent makes it his mission to help Navashen develop a social life and meet available, interesting men. Unfortunately Navashen’s schedule is unpredictable, and few of those available, interesting men value his dedication like Brent does. Brent’s unfailing friendship and support convince Navashen he’s the one, but can he capture Brent’s heart when the matchmaker is focused on finding Navashen another man?

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The Matarese Circle

SUMMARY: Only two rival spies—and one mysterious woman—can stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage—and a life of terror and explosive violence. Sworn enemies, they have vowed to terminate each other—yet now they must become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to destroy an international circle of killers, the Matarese.

Masters of Sex

Now a New Showtime Original SeriesShowtime’s dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Before Sex and the City and ViagraTM, America relied on Masters and Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire, intimacy, and the American psyche.

Mastering SVG

**Take the plunge and develop cross-browser-compatible and responsive web designs with SVG**
#### Key Features
* Master the art of custom animations and visualizations with SVG, CSS, and JavaScript
* Combine SVG with third-party libraries and frameworks such as React, JQuery, D3, and Snap.svg for GUI-rich apps
* Create an awesome user experience with high-performance graphics for your web applications
#### Book Description
SVG is the most powerful image format in use on the web. In addition to producing resolution-independent images for today’s multi-device world, SVG allows you to create animations and visualizations to add to your sites and applications. The simplicity of cross-platform markup, mixed with familiar modern web languages, such as CSS and JavaScript, creates a winning combination for designers and developers alike.
In this book, you will learn how to author an SVG document using common SVG features, such as elements and attributes, and serve SVG on the web using simple configuration tips for common web servers. You will also use SVG elements and images in HTML documents.
Further, you will use SVG images for a variety of common tasks, such as manipulating SVG elements, adding animations using CSS, mastering the basic JavaScript SVG (API) using Document Object Model (DOM) methods, and interfacing SVG with common libraries and frameworks, such as React, jQuery, and Angular.
You will then build an understanding of the Snap.svg and SVG.js APIs, along with the basics of D3, and take a look at how to implement interesting visualizations using the library. By the end of the book, you will have mastered creating animations with SVG.
#### What you will learn
* Deliver the elements that make up an SVG image
* Replace your old CSS sprites with SVG
* Understand animation and data visualization with SVG are explained in pure JavaScript and using common libraries
* Use SVG to scale images across multiple devices easily
* Harness the power of CSS animations and transformations to manipulate your SVG images in a replicable, remixable way
* Interface SVG with common libraries and frameworks, such as jQuery, React, and Angular
#### Who this book is for
This book is for web developers and designers looking to add animation to their projects. Some experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is required.

Mastering Solidworks

The complete SolidWorks reference-tutorial for beginner to advanced techniques

Mastering SolidWorks is the reference-tutorial for all users. Packed with step-by-step instructions, video tutorials for over 40 chapters, and coverage of little-known techniques, this book takes you from novice to power user with clear instruction that goes beyond the basics. Fundamental techniques are detailed with real-world examples for hands-on learning, and the companion website provides tutorial files for all exercises. Even veteran users will find value in new techniques that make familiar tasks faster, easier, and more organized, including advanced file management tools that simplify and streamline pre-flight checks.

SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and is an essential tool for engineers, mechanical designers, industrial designers, and drafters around the world. User friendly features such as drag-and-drop, point-and-click, and cut-and-paste tools belie the software’s powerful capabilities that can help you create cleaner, more precise, more polished designs in a fraction of the time. This book is the comprehensive reference every SolidWorks user needs, with tutorials, background, and more for beginner to advanced techniques.

* Get a grasp on fundamental SolidWorks 2D and 3D tasks using realistic examples with text-based tutorials

* Delve into advanced functionality and capabilities not commonly covered by how-to guides

* Incorporate improved search, Pack-and-Go and other file management tools into your workflow

* Adopt best practices and exclusive techniques you won’t find anywhere else

Work through this book beginning-to-end as a complete SolidWorks course, or dip in as needed to learn new techniques and time-saving tricks on-demand. Organized for efficiency and designed for practicality, these tips will remain useful at any stage of expertise. With exclusive coverage and informative detail, Mastering SolidWorks is the tutorial-reference for users at every level of expertise.

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Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming

Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming by Lentin Joseph
**Design, build and simulate complex robots using Robot Operating System and master its out-of-the-box functionalities**
## About This Book
* Develop complex robotic applications using ROS for interfacing robot manipulators and mobile robots with the help of high end robotic sensors
* Gain insights into autonomous navigation in mobile robot and motion planning in robot manipulators
* Discover the best practices and troubleshooting solutions everyone needs when working on ROS
## Who This Book Is For
If you are a robotics enthusiast or researcher who wants to learn more about building robot applications using ROS, this book is for you. In order to learn from this book, you should have a basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and C++ programming concepts. The book will also be good for programmers who want to explore the advanced features of ROS.
## What You Will Learn
* Create a robot model of a Seven-DOF robotic arm and a differential wheeled mobile robot
* Work with motion planning of a Seven-DOF arm using MoveIt!
* Implement autonomous navigation in differential drive robots using SLAM and AMCL packages in ROS
* Dig deep into the ROS Pluginlib, ROS nodelets, and Gazebo plugins
* Interface I/O boards such as Arduino, Robot sensors, and High end actuators with ROS
* Simulation and motion planning of ABB and Universal arm using ROS Industrial
* Explore the ROS framework using its latest version
## In Detail
The area of robotics is gaining huge momentum among corporate people, researchers, hobbyists, and students. The major challenge in robotics is its controlling software. The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a modular software platform to develop generic robotic applications.
This book discusses the advanced concepts in robotics and how to program using ROS. It starts with deep overview of the ROS framework, which will give you a clear idea of how ROS really works. During the course of the book, you will learn how to build models of complex robots, and simulate and interface the robot using the ROS MoveIt motion planning library and ROS navigation stacks.
After discussing robot manipulation and navigation in robots, you will get to grips with the interfacing I/O boards, sensors, and actuators of ROS. One of the essential ingredients of robots are vision sensors, and an entire chapter is dedicated to the vision sensor, its interfacing in ROS, and its programming.
You will discuss the hardware interfacing and simulation of complex robot to ROS and ROS Industrial (Package used for interfacing industrial robots).
Finally, you will get to know the best practices to follow when programming using ROS.
## Style and approach
This is a simplified guide to help you learn and master advanced topics in ROS using hands-on examples.

Mastering Numerical Computing With NumPy

**Enhance the power of NumPy and start boosting your scientific computing capabilities**
#### Key Features
* Grasp all aspects of numerical computing and understand NumPy
* Explore examples to learn exploratory data analysis (EDA), regression, and clustering
* Access NumPy libraries and use performance benchmarking to select the right tool
#### Book Description
NumPy is one of the most important scientific computing libraries available for Python. Mastering Numerical Computing with NumPy teaches you how to achieve expert level competency to perform complex operations, with in-depth coverage of advanced concepts.
Beginning with NumPy’s arrays and functions, you will familiarize yourself with linear algebra concepts to perform vector and matrix math operations. You will thoroughly understand and practice data processing, exploratory data analysis (EDA), and predictive modeling. You will then move on to working on practical examples which will teach you how to use NumPy statistics in order to explore US housing data and develop a predictive model using simple and multiple linear regression techniques. Once you have got to grips with the basics, you will explore unsupervised learning and clustering algorithms, followed by understanding how to write better NumPy code while keeping advanced considerations in mind. The book also demonstrates the use of different high-performance numerical computing libraries and their relationship with NumPy. You will study how to benchmark the performance of different configurations and choose the best for your system.
By the end of this book, you will have become an expert in handling and performing complex data manipulations.
#### What you will learn
* Perform vector and matrix operations using NumPy
* Perform exploratory data analysis (EDA) on US housing data
* Develop a predictive model using simple and multiple linear regression
* Understand unsupervised learning and clustering algorithms with practical use cases
* Write better NumPy code and implement the algorithms from scratch
* Perform benchmark tests to choose the best configuration for your system
#### Who this book is for
Mastering Numerical Computing with NumPy is for you if you are a Python programmer, data analyst, data engineer, or a data science enthusiast, who wants to master the intricacies of NumPy and build solutions for your numeric and scientific computational problems. You are expected to have familiarity with mathematics to get the most out of this book.

Mastering Modern Linux

Praise for the First Edition:
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*”This outstanding book … gives the reader robust concepts and implementable knowledge of this environment. Graphical user interface (GUI)-based users and developers do not get short shrift, despite the command-line interface’s (CLI) full-power treatment. … Every programmer should read the introduction’s Unix/Linux philosophy section. … This authoritative and exceptionally well-constructed book has my highest recommendation. It will repay careful and recursive study.*”
–Computing Reviews, August 2011
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**Mastering Modern Linux, Second Edition **retains much of the good material from the previous edition, with extensive updates and new topics added. The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Linux concepts, usage, and programming. The text helps the reader master Linux with a well-selected set of topics, and encourages hands-on practice.
The first part of the textbook covers interactive use of Linux via the *Graphical User Interface *(GUI) and the *Command-Line Interface *(CLI), including comprehensive treatment* *of the Gnome desktop and the Bash Shell. Using different apps, commands and filters, building pipelines, and matching patterns with regular expressions are major focuses.
Next comes Bash scripting, file system structure, organization, and usage. The following chapters present networking, the Internet and the Web, data encryption, basic system admin, as well as Web hosting. The Linux Apache MySQL/MariaDB PHP (LAMP) Web hosting combination is also presented in depth.
In the last part of the book, attention is turned to C-level programming. Topics covered include the
C compiler, preprocessor, debugger, I/O, file manipulation, process control, inter-process communication, and networking.
The book includes many examples and complete programs ready to download and run. A summary and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty can be found at the end of each chapter. A companion website (http://mml.sofpower.com) provides appendices, information updates, an example code package, and other resources for instructors, as well as students.
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Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Faces

Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Faces is an excerpt from Mastering Manga With Mark Crilley. True manga style is about more than big eyed characters, but Mark’s lessons ensure that you can get them right, whether the character is facing you straight on, at an angle, or in profile. With lessons on hair styles for boys and girls, and different expressions, you’ll get everything you need to know to begin drawing perfectly proportioned manga faces right away.

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Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley

It’s THE book on manga from YouTube’s most popular art instruction Guru!

There’s more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style-from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You’ll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you’ll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action.

This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the ”25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube.” Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page!

Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories!

* 30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types

* Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more!

* Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings

* Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options

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Mastering Manga 2: Level Up With Mark Crilley

Level UP and master more manga with YouTube’s most popular art instructor, Mark Crilley! It’s here!
The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling *Mastering Manga* provides everything you need, regardless of your skill-level, to learn how to draw manga like a pro.
Graphic novelist and YouTube’s most popular art instructor Mark Crilley is back to lead you on your artistic journey. No matter what your experience, *Mastering Manga 2* will have you creating manga in no time. You’ll master the basics of facial and body proportions as your drawing skills increase to the next level. Clear and easy step-by-step instruction will walk you through the mechanics of how to draw manga. You’ll learn to create characters in diverse settings and scenes, as well as a variety of styles. Lessons on background and perspective will help you pull it all together into a full manga story panel.
More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations!
**Proportion.** Learn to draw all types of bodies, faces, ages and ethnicities in profile, from behind, and more, including how to turn a full-sized character into an adorable chibi.
**Clothing and body language.** Reveal your character’s personality through hairstyles, expressions, clothing styles and accessories.
**Useful poses.** Tweak 16 classic manga poses to make them your own, or follow along with specific step-by-step demonstrations on drawing characters sitting, fighting, kissing and more.
**Environments.** Create all types of habitats and moods using forest elements, rain, and the effects of water and weather.
**Anatomy of a manga panel.** Learn how to choose the correct composition, background, depth and balance to create the most effective panel layout for your story.
Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life!

Mastering Linux Shell Scripting,

Master the complexities of Bash shell scripting and unlock the power of shell for your enterprise
Key Features

* Identify high-level steps such as verifying user input

* Using the command line and conditional statements in creating/executing simple shell scripts

* Create and edit dynamic shell scripts to manage complex and repetitive tasks

* Leverage the command-line to bypass GUI and automate common tasks

Book Description

In this book, you’ll discover everything you need to know to master shell scripting and make informed choices about the elements you employ.

Grab your favorite editor and start writing your best Bash scripts step by step. Get to grips with the fundamentals of creating and running a script in normal mode, and in debug mode. Learn about various conditional statements’ code snippets, and realize the power of repetition and loops in your shell script. You will also learn to write complex shell scripts. This book will also deep dive into file system administration, directories, and system administration like networking, process management, user authentications, and package installation and regular expressions. Towards the end of the book, you will learn how to use Python as a BASH Scripting alternative.

By the end of this book, you will know shell scripts at the snap of your fingers and will be able to automate and communicate with your system with keyboard expressions.
What you will learn

* Make, execute, and debug your first Bash script

* Create interactive scripts that prompt for user input

* Foster menu structures for operators with little command-line experience

* Develop scripts that dynamically edit web configuration files to produce a new virtual host

* Write scripts that use AWK to search and reports on log files

* Draft effective scripts using functions as building blocks, reducing maintenance and build time

* Make informed choices by comparing different script languages such as Python with BASH

Who this book is for

If you are a Linux administrator or a system administrator and are interested in automating tasks in your daily lives, saving time and effort, this book is for you. Basic shell scripting and command-line experience will be required. Familiarity with the tasks you need to automate will be helpful.

(source: Bol.com)

Mastering Linux Shell Scripting – Second Edition

Mastering Linux Shell Scripting – Second Edition by Mokhtar Ebrahim, Andrew Mallett
**Master the complexities of Bash shell scripting and unlock the power of shell for your enterprise**
#### Key Features
* Identify high-level steps such as verifying user input
* Using the command line and conditional statements in creating/executing simple shell scripts
* Create and edit dynamic shell scripts to manage complex and repetitive tasks
* Leverage the command-line to bypass GUI and automate common tasks
#### Book Description
In this book, you’ll discover everything you need to know to master shell scripting and make informed choices about the elements you employ.
Grab your favorite editor and start writing your best Bash scripts step by step. Get to grips with the fundamentals of creating and running a script in normal mode, and in debug mode. Learn about various conditional statements’ code snippets, and realize the power of repetition and loops in your shell script. You will also learn to write complex shell scripts. This book will also deep dive into file system administration, directories, and system administration like networking, process management, user authentications, and package installation and regular expressions. Towards the end of the book, you will learn how to use Python as a BASH Scripting alternative.
By the end of this book, you will know shell scripts at the snap of your fingers and will be able to automate and communicate with your system with keyboard expressions.
#### What you will learn
* Make, execute, and debug your first Bash script
* Create interactive scripts that prompt for user input
* Foster menu structures for operators with little command-line experience
* Develop scripts that dynamically edit web configuration files to produce a new virtual host
* Write scripts that use AWK to search and reports on log files
* Draft effective scripts using functions as building blocks, reducing maintenance and build time
* Make informed choices by comparing different script languages such as Python with BASH
#### Who this book is for
If you are a Linux administrator or a system administrator and are interested in automating tasks in your daily lives, saving time and effort, this book is for you. Basic shell scripting and command-line experience will be required. Familiarity with the tasks you need to automate will be helpful.

Mastering JavaScript Functional Programming

Master Functional Programming techniques with this comprehensive guide for writing cleaner, safer, high-performing JavaScript codes
About This Book

* Become proficient and skilled with Functional Programming in JavaScript to solve real-world development problems

* Successfully apply Functional Programming concepts and techniques to everyday JavaScript programming

* Bring modularity, reusability, testability, and performance to your web apps

Who This Book Is For

If you are a JavaScript developer and want to apply functional programming techniques, then this book is for you. Only a basic knowledge of the concepts of functional programming is required for this book.
What You Will Learn

* Create more reliable code with closures and immutable data

* Convert existing methods into pure functions, and loops into recursive methods

* Develop more powerful applications with currying and function composition

* Separate the logic of your system from implementation details

* Implement composition and chaining techniques to simplify coding

* Use functional programming techniques where it makes the most sense

In Detail

Functional programming is a programming paradigm for developing software using functions. Learning to use functional programming is a good way to write more concise code, with greater concurrency and performance. The JavaScript language is particularly suited to functional programming.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the major topics in functional programming with JavaScript to produce shorter, clearer, and testable programs.

You’ll delve into functional programming; including writing and testing pure functions, reducing side-effects, and other features to make your applications functional in nature.

Specifically, we’ll explore techniques to simplify coding, apply recursion for loopless coding, learn ways to achieve immutability, implement design patterns, and work with data types.

By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the JavaScript skills you need to program functional applications with confidence.
Style and approach

This book takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial approach. You will make the most of JavaScript programming with a focus on the progression of functional programming techniques, styles, and detailed information about JavaScript libraries.

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Mastering Internet of Things

Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher
**Augment your IoT skills with the help of engaging and enlightening tutorials designed for Raspberry Pi 3**
#### Key Features
* Design and implement state-of-the-art solutions for the Internet of Things
* Build complex projects using motions detectors, controllers, sensors, and Raspberry Pi 3
* A hands-on guide that provides interoperable solutions for sensors, actuators, and controllers
#### Book Description
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people’s well-being. Mastering Internet of Things starts by presenting IoT fundamentals and the smart city. You will learn the important technologies and protocols that are used for the Internet of Things, their features, corresponding security implications, and practical examples on how to use them. This book focuses on creating applications and services for the Internet of Things. Further, you will learn to create applications and services for the Internet of Things. You will be discover various interesting projects and understand how to publish sensor data, control devices, and react to asynchronous events using the XMPP protocol. The book also introduces chat, to interact with your devices. You will learn how to automate your tasks by using Internet of Things Service Platforms as the base for an application. You will understand the subject of privacy, requirements they should be familiar with, and how to avoid violating any of the important new regulations being introduced.
At the end of the book, you will have mastered creating open, interoperable and secure networks of things, protecting the privacy and integrity of your users and their information.
#### What you will learn
* Create your own project, run and debug it
* Master different communication patterns using the MQTT, HTTP, CoAP, LWM2M and XMPP protocols
* Build trust-based as hoc networks for open, secure and interoperable communication
* Explore the IoT Service Platform
* Manage the entire product life cycle of devices
* Understand and set up the security and privacy features required for your system
* Master interoperability, and how it is solved in the realms of HTTP,CoAP, LWM2M and XMPP
#### Who this book is for
If you’re a developer or electronic engineer and are curious about the Internet of Things, this is the book for you. With only a rudimentary understanding of electronics and Raspberry Pi 3, and some programming experience using managed code, such as C# or Java, you will be taught to develop state-of-the-art solutions for the Internet of Things.

Mastering Bitcoin

Want to join the technological revolution that’s taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading.Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and it’s already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included).This book includes:
* A broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
* An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
* Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
* Offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, including alternative chains, currencies, and applications
* User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts

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