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Robot Builder’s Bonanza

The bestselling guide to robot building-fully updated for the latest technologies Learn to build fun and interesting robots-from kits, pre-made parts, or from scratch-using the hands-on information contained in this practical guide. The book clearly explains the essential hardware, circuits, and brains and contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step plans for low-cost, cool robotics projects. Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Fifth Edition contains more than 30 new projects for hobbyists of all ages and skill levels. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable custom robots. Along the way, you will discover the wonders of mechanical design, electronics, and computer programming. Who knew learning could be so fun! *Includes working robot plans for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BBC micro:bit *Online content includes source code and extended project plans *Written by a dedicated hobbyist, robotics expert, and experienced author
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Robinson Crusoe

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The acclaimed tale of a shipwrecked Englishman who finds himself stranded on an island off the coast of South America — a story of survival, self-reliance, adventure, and faith. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information • A chronology of the author’s life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book’s historical context • An outline of key themes to guide the reader’s own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader’s experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world’s finest books to their full potential.


Roadwork by Stephen King
Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. “Under any name King mesmerizes the reader” (*Chicago Sun-Times*).
*“I listened to myself. But people talk a different language inside.” *
It’s all coming to an end for Barton Dawes. The city’s Highway 784 extension is in the process of being constructed right across town and inexorably through every aspect of Bart’s existence—whether it’s about to barrel over the laundry plant where he makes a living, or soon to smash through the very home where he makes a life. But as a result, something’s been happening inside Bart’s head that a heartless local bureaucracy isn’t prepared for—a complete and irrevocable burnout of the mental circuit breaker that keeps a mild-mannered person from turning to violent means. As the wheels of progress and a demolition crew continue unabated throughout Bart’s neighborhood, he’s not about to give everything up without a fight. As a matter of fact, he’s ready and waiting to ignite an explosive confrontation with the legislative forces gathered against him….

The Road to San Giovanni

A major testament by an essential 20th century writer composed of five strikingly elegant “memory exercises” about his life and work–now available in paperback. With visionary passion, the author traces pieces of his childhood and adolescence, his experiences during WWII, and more. “Storytelling at its best.”–Chicago Tribune.
*From the Trade Paperback edition.*

The Road Not Taken

In this biography of Edward Lansdale (1908-1987), the man said to be the model for Greene’s The Quiet American, Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a ‘hearts and minds’ diplomacy, first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam. It was a visionary policy that, as Boot reveals, was ultimately crushed by America’s giant military bureaucracy, steered by elitist generals who favoured napalm bombs over winning the trust of the people.

Through dozens of interviews and access to never-before-seen documents, Boot recasts this cautionary American story, tracing the bold rise and the crashing fall of Lansdale from the battle of Dien Bien Phu to the humiliating American evaculation in 1975. Boot rescues Lansdale from historical ignominy and suggests that Vietnam could have been different had we only listened.

With reverberations that continue to resonate, this is a biography of profound historical consequence.


‘A thoroughly engaging and enlightening biography’ Military History Monthly. ‘Provides new perspective on a murky period in American history’ Choice magazine. ‘Judicious and absorbing’ New York Times Book Review. ‘Controversial in some of its conclusions, perhaps, as Lansdale’s arguments were in their day, and essential reading for students of military policy and the Vietnam conflict’ Kirkus starred review. ‘Brilliant … offers important lessons for the present day’ David Petraeus, former Director of CIA. ‘A fascinating portrait of Lansdale … superb’ Philip Caputo, author of A Rumor of War. ‘I couldn’t stop reading this’ Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn.
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The River of Time

The River of Time brings together eleven short stories, including “The Crystal Spheres” (WINNER: Hugo Award Best SF Short Story 1985), and four new stories published here for the first time.
Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory, and our place in the universe.
The Crystal Spheres
The Loom of Thessaly
The Fourth Vocation of George Gustaf
Senses Three and Six
Toujours Voir
A Stage of Memory
Just a Hint
Tank Farm Dynamo
Thor Meets Captain America
The River of Time

The River of Adventure

**Enid Blyton’s much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery.**
A river cruise through ancient desert lands will be an adventure in itself, think Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack. An adventure it certainly is, especially when Bill disappears and the children, along with Kiki the parrot, are trapped beneath a forgotten temple where no one has set foot for 7,000 years.
First published in 1955, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

A River in the Sky

1910. Having brought Egypt firmly under her thumb, Amelia Peabody turns her attention to a harder challenge: Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of three religions. Hearing that Morley, an English adventurer, has raised money to mount an expedition to search for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Emerson and Amelia are persuaded to go after him in order to prevent a catastrophically inept excavation and the possibility of armed protest by the infuriated members of all three religions who view the Dome of the Rock as sacred. The War Office is concerned about increasing German influence in Palestine and insists that Morley is secretly working for German intelligence. Emerson doesn’t believe it, but could he be mistaken? In the meantime, their son Ramses has been working on a dig at Samaria, north of Jerusalem, where he encounters an unusual party of travellers. One is a female German archaeologist, and the other a mysterious man of unknown nationality and unknown past. Ramses’s insatiable curiosity leads him to a startling discovery about the pair. He must now pass the information on to his parents in Jerusalem – but only if he can get there alive… Praise for the Amelia Peabody series: ‘I can’t wait for the next Peabody story… I really do think [Elizabeth Peters’] books are great entertainment.’ Angela Rippon ‘A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key.’ Washington Post Book World ‘The most potent female force to hit Egypt since Cleopatra.’ Philadelphia Enquirer ‘Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones… accomplished entertainment’ Guardian

Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones * Guardian * Elizabeth Peters’ books are great entertainment. — Angela Rippon * Angela Rippon *
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Rising tides

SUMMARY: “New York Times” bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the second novel in the dramatic trilogy of three men who return home to honor their father’s last wish–to care for Seth, a troubled boy in need of a family. Coming home has taught the brothers more than they ever dreamed about the meaning of family and responsibility. Now it is time to learn the meaning of acceptance and love… Of the three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father’s passion for the Maryland shore. And now with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success. But amidst his acheivements lie the most important challenges of his life… There is young Seth, who needs him more than ever. And a woman he has always loved but never believed could have. But beneath Ethans’s seemingly still waters is a dark and painful past. He must learn to see around the shadows to accept who he is. Because through Ethan’s past lies the future–and his one chance at happiness…

Rise of Magic Boxed Set Two: A Kurtherian Gambit Series

**The Complete Second Arc Of The Rise Of Magic**
*Even heroes need a vacation.* 
**Unfortunately, Hannah and her friends chose the wrong beach.**
The Oracle needs help. She’s dying, and only Ezekiel knows that the world will die along with her. 
Hannah and her team take up the call without hesitation.
**The only problem? It takes a freaking long time to cross the world.**
While putting their quest on hold for a much needed rest stop and resupply, Karl, Hadley and Laurel get captured by some angry locals, who accuse them of kidnapping their leader’s son.
*Hannah and Parker head to the rescue, leaving Gregory alone to guard the airship on a remnant infested hilltop.*
**What could possibly go wrong?**
*Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, The Rise of Magic tells an entirely new story of the future of our world, and of the heroes and villains who battle for control of its destiny.*
*Read now and discover the Rise of Magic…*
The *Rise of Magic* (Boxset 2) includes the second full arc of the series (books 5-8):
Unlawful Passage
Darkness Rises
The Gods Beneath

Rise of Magic Boxed Set One: A Kurtherian Gambit Series

**”Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic…” Arthur C. Clarke **
*She didn’t mean to use magic*
*She didn’t even know she HAD magic*
*She just wanted to save her brother, who was dying in her arms.*
**Accused of using illegal magic, and sentenced to a cruel death at the hands of the Arcadian Guards, Hannah has no choice but to trust in the aid of a strange old wizard who offers her the gift of unimaginable power.**
But power has consequences, and soon Hannah is at the center of a city-wide war to take back the future that was stolen from them. Can she control the power that courses through her? Can she unite a team of heroes from different walks of life? Can she bring justice to Arcadia?
*The Rise of Magic* is an epic fantasy, set in the *far* future, **where magic and monsters ravage the land of Irth and only the strong survive. **
Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, The Rise of Magic tells an entirely new story of the future of our world, and of the heroes and villains who battle for control of its destiny.
Read now and discover the *Rise of Magic*…
*The Rise of Magic* (Boxset 1) includes the first full arc of the series (books 1-4):

Rise of a Merchant Prince

Roo Avery, recently returned from a harrowing brush with the armies of the Emerald Queen, is now free to choose his own destiny and his ultimate ambition is to become one of the richest and most powerful merchants in Midkemia.
But nothing can prepare him for the dangers of the new life he has chosen where the repayment of a debt can be as deadly as a knife in the shadows. Even those closest to him are suspect and as Roo struggles to build his financial empire, betrayal is always close at hand. His instinctive cunning will serve him well, but he will soon realise that the road to success is far from smooth.
And while Roo works towards achieving his goal, the memory of the distant forces of darkness are never far away. For the war with the Emerald Queen is far from over and the inevitable confrontation will pose the biggest threat yet to his new found wealth and power.

The Rip-off

In his characteristic style, Jim Thompson creates a world in which nothing is as it seems. With her stunning beauty and overwhelming charm, Manuela Aloe seemed like perfect girlfriend material, but when many strange things occur, Britt Rainstar begins to have second thoughts about his angelic–or demonic–love. If he can survive the attacks of a devil-possessed dog, a trigger-happy skeleton, and a mystery person who pushes his wheelchair down the stairs, then maybe Britt can escape Manuela and the evil that followers her.

The Ring

It is a world of betrayals and alliances, of spells and magic, of haunting dreams and dark desires…
The rebel princess Alexeika is captured and tortured by the evil Grethori–but is sustained by dreams of the man who will set her free…
Prince Gavril yearns to control the dark magick of a cursed sword–while his desperate betrothed pursues another man’s heart…
Asked to help protect Gavril, the half-elven Dain continues a quest to fulfill his adoptive father’s dying wish…
It is a journey that will give him the chance to save the woman he loves–and will place him at odds with the destiny that he and Alexeika share.
A destiny that can only be realized with the help of a long-lost talisman…

Riding the Wind

*A Motorcycle Club Erotic Romance*
*Derek Martinez isn’t looking for glory.*
He’s never been one to lead the pack, and he hates responsibility; he just wants to lose himself in the roar of engines as he follows his brothers in the Black Brothers Motorcycle Club. Even the women in his life want more than he’s willing to give, so he takes them as they come and leaves them in the morning.
*Danni Stewart has had more than enough bad-boy in her past.*
After falling for a biker, and ending up alone with a broken heart and a baby, she’s sworn them off entirely. Raising her son on her own, she just wants to work and give her son the best life she can, even if she has to go it alone forever.
*They couldn’t be more wrong for each other.*
When they meet at the diner where Danni works, neither can deny the chemistry between them. Even though she wants him more than anything else in the world, Danni’s past experience tells her that he’s dangerous. As she gives him her body, she keeps her heart locked away.
Derek can’t ignore the way Danni makes him feel, and for the first time considers the tantalizing possibility of something much more. They just might be what each other needs, but first they need to let themselves want it.

Rides a Dread Legion

> The remnants of the Clan of the Seven Stars are returning to their long abandoned homeworld . . . but not as friends. The elves, led by the conjurer Laromendis, flee the relentless demon hordes sweeping through their galaxy—and the conquest of war-weary Midkemia is the Clan’s sole hope for survival . . . if the Dread Legion does not pursue them through the rift.
The magician Pug knows what horrors will surely follow the elven invasion, for slaughter alone will sate Demon King Maarg’s minions. For the death tide to be turned, Midkemia’s constant defender must somehow unite bitter foes and vengeful former lovers—because failure to do so will mean annihilation.