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Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star

SUMMARY: At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother, Seth, find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists–a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper–to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power. Time is running out. The Evening Star is storming the gates. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the end of the world. Will Kendra learn to use her fairy gifts in time? Will Seth stay out of trouble? Can they overcome paralyzing fear? Find out in book 2 of this bestselling series.

Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison

(Fablehaven Series, Book 5) EDITORIAL REVIEW: Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison. Facing the potential of a world-ending calamity, all friends of light must unite in a final effort to thwart the Sphinx s designs and find a safe home for the five artifacts. To this end, Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn will venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven to strange and exotic magical preserves across the globe, where the end of every quest becomes the beginning of another. In this explosive series finale, allegiances will be confirmed and secrets revealed as the forces of light and darkness collide in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison.

Fablehaven

SUMMARY: For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite. Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken — Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good — powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.

The Eyes of Darkness

**A search for a missing son… and a haunting truth.**
***The Eyes of Darkness* is a gripping thriller of a mother’s search for her son that unlocks deadly secrets, from bestselling author Dean Koontz. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Richard Laymon.**
‘Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth’ – *The Seattle Times*
It’s a year since Tina Evans lost her little boy Danny in a tragic accident, a year since she began the painful process of trying to rebuild her life. Then a shattering message appears on the blackboard in Danny’s old room: NOT DEAD.
Is it someone’s idea of a grim joke? Or the tangible evidence of her tormented unconscious? Or something more?
The search for an answer, the search for Danny, demands a courage and endurance beyond any that Tina thought she possessed. Only her love for her son, and her love for the one man who believes her, drives her on, through the neon clamour of Las Vegas nightlife, the sun-scorched desert, and the frozen mountains of the High Sierra. People die, coldly, brutally, as a buried truth struggles to surface. A truth so incredible, so frightening, so dangerous that its secret must be kept at the price of any life – any man, any woman…any child.
**What readers are saying about *The Eyes of Darkness*:**
‘Full of **suspense** and **mystery** and a light coating of **the supernatural**’
‘Great plot and suspense, **kept me on the edge of my seat**’
‘**Five stars**’

Eye of Vengeance

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Eye of Vengeance by Jonathon King
**When a sniper begins killing Florida’s most dangerous criminals, a journalist must choose between revenge and the law**
As a reporter for the * South Florida Daily News* , Nick Mullins has covered the worst of the Sunshine State’s crooks and murderers. But the man he’s obsessed with is Robert Walker, responsible for the deaths of Mullins’s wife and daughter in a drunk driving accident. When a military-trained sniper begins murdering the criminals Mullins has covered in his reporting, he comes to a harrowing crossroads: Stop the sniper’s reign of terror, or succumb to his own thirst for vengeance and allow Walker to become the killer’s next target.

This ebook contains an illustrated biography of the author featuring never-before-seen photos.

Extreme Measures

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In the newest devastatingly intense thriller by #1 *New York Times* bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn, his deadly and charismatic hero Mitch Rapp wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier as dedicated — and as lethal — as they come.
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Vince Flynn’s thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, dominate the imagination of readers everywhere. In them, Flynn captures the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders.
Now, Rapp and his protégé, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.
Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for sixteen years — first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp — is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihads and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgement of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives.
But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes.
Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic,*Extreme Measures* is *the* political thriller of our time.
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Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Isaac Asimov concludes that we are not alone! Using the most up-to-date astronomical research as the backdrop for speculation, Asimov confronts the possibilities of other-worldly life head-on in Extraterrestrial Civilizations.

In what will surely become one of the most provocative books ever written on the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe, the incomparable Isaac Asimov provides chilling, hopeful, and exciting new insights. Here is astounding speculation about where the next giant step for mankind will take us. . . .

Praise for Extraterrestrial Civilizations

“[Isaac] Asimov holds our attention as he builds a meticulous case. We are not alone. It’s just a matter of time until we know for sure.”—Miami Herald

”Intriguing”—Publishers Weekly

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Extra Lives

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this flap copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know.

Until recently, Bissell was somewhat reluctant to admit to his passion for games. In this, he is not alone. Millions of adults spend hours every week playing video games, and the industry itself now reliably outearns Hollywood. But the wider culture seems to regard video games as, at best, well designed if mindless entertainment.

Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming—but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Along the way, we get firsthand portraits of some of the best minds (Jonathan Blow, Clint Hocking, Cliff Bleszinski, Peter Molyneux) at work in video game design today, as well as a shattering and deeply moving final chapter that describes, in searing detail, Bissell’s descent into the world of Grand Theft Auto IV, a game whose themes mirror his own increasingly self-destructive compulsions.

Blending memoir, criticism, and first-rate reportage, Extra Lives is like no other book on the subject ever published. Whether you love video games, loathe video games, or are merely curious about why they are becoming the dominant popular art form of our time, Extra Lives is required reading.
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Exposed to You

**From the author of the unforgettable *Because You Are Mine*…
Losing control is just the beginning… **
*“What would you do if the sexiest man in the world was bent on bringing you unbearable pleasure again and again? Joy Hightower wasn’t sure she could survive the experience…or live without it.” *
It’s not often you’re hired to paint a body tattoo—and what a body—on a total stranger at a Hollywood film set. A reserved and careful art teacher, Joy would never forget it. In a rare fit of raw desire she gave herself completely, knowing she’d never see him again, or ever repeat such a shameless, naked impulse.
Little did she know, the man with whom she shared that lightning bolt of lust was star Everett Hughes. For Everett, women and sex came as easily as fame. But how could he hope to convince the guarded Joy that beneath the hard body and sexy façade of celebrity was a real man who wanted only one, real woman?
In the heat of an intoxicating affair, Everett endeavors to break down her barriers, gain her trust, and expose himself as the real deal. But can Joy do the same, and reveal to him the vulnerable woman who longs to be loved, wanted, and desired forever?

Exploring Autodesk Revit 2019 for Architecture, 15th Edition

**Exploring Autodesk Revit 2019 for Architecture** is a comprehensive book that has been written to cater to the needs of the students and the professionals who are involved in the AEC profession. Revit 2019 book is a gateway to power, skill, and competence in the field of architecture and interior presentations, drawings, and documentations. In this book, the author has emphasized on the concept of designing, creating families, quantity surveying and material takeoff, rendering orthographic and perspective views of building, usage of other advanced tools. In this book, the chapters have been punctuated with tips and notes that provide additional information on the concept. The highlight of Revit 2019 book is that each concept introduced in it is explained with the help of suitable examples for better understanding. The simple and lucid language used in Revit 2019 book makes it a ready reference for both beginners and intermediate users.
**Following are the additional features of this book:**
* Comprehensive textbook consisting of 886 (800 + 86*) pages of heavily illustrated text.
* Detailed explanation of the commands and tools of Autodesk Revit used for Architecture.
* Real-world architectural and interior designing projects as tutorials.
* Tips and Notes throughout the textbook for providing additional information.
* Self-Evaluation Tests, Review Questions, and Exercises at the end of the chapters.
* Student project for practice.
**Brief Table of Contents**
Chapter 1: Introduction to Autodesk Revit 2019 for Architecture
Chapter 2: Starting an Architectural Project
Chapter 3: Creating Walls
Chapter 4: Using Basic Building Components-I
Chapter 5: Using the Editing Tools
Chapter 6: Working with Datum and Creating Standard Views
Chapter 7: Using Basic Building Components-II
Chapter 8: Using Basic Building Components-III
Chapter 9: Adding Site Features
Chapter 10: Using Massing Tools
Chapter 11: Adding Annotations and Dimensions
Chapter 12: Creating Project Details and Schedules
Chapter 13: Creating and Plotting Drawing Sheets
Chapter 14: Creating 3D Views
Chapter 15: Rendering Views and Creating Walkthroughs
Chapter 16: Using Advanced Features**(For free download–www.cadcim.com)**
Student Project
Index
**Free Teaching and Learning Resources**
* Online technical support by contacting [email protected]
* All data files used in tutorials, exercises*, and illustrations.
* Customizable PowerPoint presentations of all chapters*.
* Instructor Guide with solution to all review questions and exercises*
* Additional learning resources at http://revitxperts.blogspot.in
(* For faculty only)
**About the Authors**
CADCIM Technologies, Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University Northwest, and the team of dedicated contributing authors at CADCIM Technologies are committed to bring you the best textbooks and free teaching and learning resources on CAD/CAM/CAE, Computer Programming, GIS, Civil, Animation and VFX, and related technologies. We strive to be the first and the best. That is our promise and goal.
Our team of authors consists of highly qualified and experienced engineers, programmers, and animation and visual effects artists who have a strong academic and industrial background. They understand the needs of the students, the faculty, and the challenges the students face when they start working in industry.
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**Exploring Autodesk Revit 2019 for Architecture** is a comprehensive book that has been written to cater to the needs of the students and the professionals who are involved in the AEC profession. Revit 2019 book is a gateway to power, skill, and competence in the field of architecture and interior presentations, drawings, and documentations. In this book, the author has emphasized on the concept of designing, creating families, quantity surveying and material takeoff, rendering orthographic and perspective views of building, usage of other advanced tools. In this book, the chapters have been punctuated with tips and notes that provide additional information on the concept. The highlight of Revit 2019 book is that each concept introduced in it is explained with the help of suitable examples for better understanding. The simple and lucid language used in Revit 2019 book makes it a ready reference for both beginners and intermediate users.
**Following are the additional features of this book:**
* Comprehensive textbook consisting of 886 (800 + 86*) pages of heavily illustrated text.
* Detailed explanation of the commands and tools of Autodesk Revit used for Architecture.
* Real-world architectural and interior designing projects as tutorials.
* Tips and Notes throughout the textbook for providing additional information.
* Self-Evaluation Tests, Review Questions, and Exercises at the end of the chapters.
* Student project for practice.
**Brief Table of Contents**
Chapter 1: Introduction to Autodesk Revit 2019 for Architecture
Chapter 2: Starting an Architectural Project
Chapter 3: Creating Walls
Chapter 4: Using Basic Building Components-I
Chapter 5: Using the Editing Tools
Chapter 6: Working with Datum and Creating Standard Views
Chapter 7: Using Basic Building Components-II
Chapter 8: Using Basic Building Components-III
Chapter 9: Adding Site Features
Chapter 10: Using Massing Tools
Chapter 11: Adding Annotations and Dimensions
Chapter 12: Creating Project Details and Schedules
Chapter 13: Creating and Plotting Drawing Sheets
Chapter 14: Creating 3D Views
Chapter 15: Rendering Views and Creating Walkthroughs
Chapter 16: Using Advanced Features**(For free download–www.cadcim.com)**
Student Project
Index
**Free Teaching and Learning Resources**
* Online technical support by contacting [email protected]
* All data files used in tutorials, exercises*, and illustrations.
* Customizable PowerPoint presentations of all chapters*.
* Instructor Guide with solution to all review questions and exercises*
* Additional learning resources at http://revitxperts.blogspot.in
(* For faculty only)
**About the Authors**
CADCIM Technologies, Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University Northwest, and the team of dedicated contributing authors at CADCIM Technologies are committed to bring you the best textbooks and free teaching and learning resources on CAD/CAM/CAE, Computer Programming, GIS, Civil, Animation and VFX, and related technologies. We strive to be the first and the best. That is our promise and goal.
Our team of authors consists of highly qualified and experienced engineers, programmers, and animation and visual effects artists who have a strong academic and industrial background. They understand the needs of the students, the faculty, and the challenges the students face when they start working in industry.

Exploration

**The road to the truth is long and Perilous.
How far would you go in pursuit of it?
The Road knights ride again in another thrilling adventure in the Wasteland.**
Nyx is free from her former life of slavery to Rex.
Nero’s life will never be the same again, but that’s fine with him.
Roaming through the wasteland of the apocalypse, Nero and Nyx are enjoying their freedom and kicking zombie ass while doing it.
When a chance encounter with Cryptus leads to memories of her childhood resurfacing, Nyx knows she must find out the truth.
Who is she? Where is she from? Where are her parents?
But she can’t do this alone, she needs Nero by her side.
Her partner, protector and lover, Nero goes with her on her mission for the truth.
A mission filled with new revelations about their world, and greater dangers than ever before.
Sadistic Daemons, psychotic mutants and a tyrannical leader with a harem of slave girls?
**It’s all in a days work for the Road Knights! **
WARNING: This book contains foul language, gratuitous violence, graphic sex, lesbianism, a harem of slaves girls with their queen, and situations that some might find distasteful or upsetting.

Expert Twisted

Explore Twisted, the Python-based event-driven networking engine, and review several of its most popular application projects. It is written by community leaders who have contributed to many of the projects covered, and share their hard-won insights and experience.

Expert Twisted starts with an introduction to event-driven programming, explaining it in the context of what makes Twisted unique. It shows how Twisted’s design emphasizes testability as a solution to common challenges of reliability, debugging, and start-to-finish causality that are inherent in event-driven programming. It also explains asynchronous programming, and the importance of functions, deferreds, and coroutines. It then uses two popular applications, treq and klein, to demonstrate calling and writing Web APIs with Twisted.

The second part of the book dives into Twisted projects, in each case explaining how the project fits into the Twisted ecosystem and what it does, and offers several examples to bring readers up to speed, with pointers to additional resources for more depth. Examples include using Twisted with Docker, as a WSGI container, for file sharing, and more.

What You’ll Learn

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Integrate Twisted and asyncio using adapters
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Automate software build, test, and release processes with Buildbot
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Create clients and servers with Autobahn
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Transfer files with Magic Wormhole
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Distribute cloud-based file storage with Tahoe LAFS
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Understand HTTP/2 with Python and Twisted
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Support for asynchronous tasks using Django Channels

Who This Book Is For

Readers should have some Python experience and understand the essentials of containers and protocols, but need not be familiar with Twisted or the associated projects covered in the book.

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The Expert System’s Brother

Bestselling British master of science fiction Adrian Tchaikovsky brings readers a new, mind-expanding science fantasia in The Expert System’s Brother

After an unfortunate accident, Handry is forced to wander a world he doesn’t understand, searching for meaning. He soon discovers that the life he thought he knew is far stranger than he could even possibly imagine.

Can an unlikely saviour provide the answers to the questions he barely comprehends?

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Expert GeoServer

A fast-paced guide to putting your GeoServer-based application into fast, user-friendly, and secure production
Key Features

* Resolve bottlenecks, optimize data stores, and cluster server resources

* Use identity management and authentication for a user-specific, secure web application

* Go beyond traditional web hosting to explore the full range of hosting options in the cloud

Book Description

GeoServer is open source, server-side software written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. In this book, you’ll start by learning how to develop a spatial analysis platform with web processing services. Then you’ll see how to develop an algorithm by chaining together geospatial analysis processes, which you can share with anyone in the world.

Next you’ll delve into a very important technique to improve the speed of your map application—tile caching. Here, you’ll understand how tile caching works, how to develop an effective tile cache-supported web service, and how to leverage tile caching in your OpenLayers web application.

Further on, you’ll explore important tweaks to produce a performant GeoServer-backed web mapping application. Moving on, you’ll enable authentication on the frontend and backend to protect sensitive map data, and deliver sensitive data to your end user. Finally, you’ll see how to put your web application into production in a secure and user-friendly way. You’ll go beyond traditional web hosting to explore the full range of hosting options in the cloud, and maintain a reliable server instance.
What you will learn

* Develop a WPS-processing service to allow web-based geospatial data processing

* Get to know important techniques to improve the speed of your web map application—tile caching, raster data optimization, and server clustering

* Find out which GeoServer settings resolve bottlenecks

* Develop an algorithm by chaining geospatial analysis processes together

* Put your application into production with hosting, monitoring, and automated backup and recovery

* Understand how to develop an effective tile cache-supported web service

* Master techniques that ensure resilient server deployment

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to learn about advanced interfaces, security, and troubleshooting techniques in GeoServer. A basic understanding of GeoServer is required

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Expected Returns: An Investor’s Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards

“Expected Returns” is a one-stop reference that gives investors a comprehensive toolkit for harvesting market rewards from a wide range of investments. Written by an experienced portfolio manager, scholar, strategist, investment advisor and hedge fund trader, this book challenges investors to broaden their minds from a too-narrow asset class perspective and excessive focus on historical performance. Coverage includes major asset classes (stocks, bonds, alternatives), investment strategies (value, carry, momentum, volatility) and the effects of underlying risk factors (growth, inflation, illiquidity, tail risks). Judging expected returns requires balancing historical returns with both theoretical considerations and current market conditions. “Expected Returns” summarizes the state of knowledge on all of these topics, providing extensive empirical evidence, surveys of risk-based and behavioral theories, and practical insights.”This is the best book on active management ever written – and it achieves that status without mentioning a single stock or bond by name. Anyone who performs the rigorous analysis Ilmanen describes – admittedly a neat trick, since the world’s most sophisticated investors struggle to do it successfully – will beat the market.”
Laurence B. Siegel, Former Director of Research, The Ford Foundation
“Antti Ilmanen shows the way forward for the investment management profession in this remarkable book. In a comprehensive and impressive way, he combines financial theory, historical performance data and forward-looking indicators, into a consistent framework for assessing expected returns and risk. His approach is both scientific and practical, based on decades of studies and his own trading experience. With a touch of personal wisdom and humility, Ilmanen’s book is a fascinating and educational journey into the future of investment management.”
Knut N. Kjaer, Founding CEO of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund/NBIM and former president of RiskMetrics Group
“Ilmanen’s wonderful book manages to be exquisitely readable while covering just about every aspect of the investment process. Filled with many, many fresh and useful insights. This volume deserves to be read and then kept close at hand – because it is sure to be needed again and again.”
Martin L. Leibowitz, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, and former CIO, TIAA-CREF
“Job one for any investor is to estimate asset class returns. For the first time, Antti Ilmanen has assembled into one volume all of the tools necessary for this task: for the working money manager, a unique treasure trove of analytical techniques and empirical evidence; for the academic, a comprehensive guide to the relevant academic literature; and for the consultant, a blinding light with which to illuminate performance. Expected Returns is destined to occupy the front shelves of investment professionals around the world.”
William J. Bernstein, author of The Intelligent Asset Allocator, The Birth of Plenty, and A Splendid Exchange, and co-principal of Efficient Frontier Advisors
“Antti’s synthesis of experience and theory has given us a book which fills a major gap in the literature on investing. Amazing, but true, this is the first book dedicated to the critical and challenging task of estimating how much we should expect to earn on our investments. This illuminating book, teaming with valuable insights that have never before been gathered under one roof, cannot fail to make the reader a more successful and discerning investor.”
Victor Haghani, Associate Lecturer, London School of Economics, and former founding partner of LTCM
“Ilmanen has written a thorough and detailed analysis of one of the central issues in investing.”
Ken French, Heidt Professor of Finance, Dartmouth College
“Investors’ decisions should be evidence based. Antti Ilmanen assembles a global body of evidence, and interprets it with insight. Read this book and you will improve your understanding of the future.”
Elroy Dimson, Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School
“If I could choose only one book on active management, I would choose Expected Returns. This book is extremely thorough and well researched, yet direct and to the point.”
Roger G. Ibbotson, Professor in the Practice of Finance, Yale School of Management, and Chairman and CIO of Zebra Capital Management