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Cradle and All

SUMMARY: In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant–even though she is still a virgin. In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition. And in cities all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is coming. Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the immaculate conceptions. Even as she comes to care about and trust the young women, she realizes that both are in great danger. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering. Stepping into uncharted territory where the unknown is just the beginning, Anne must discover the truth–to save the young women, to save herself, and to protect the future of all mankind.

Cracking the AP European History Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation) (English Edition)

****PREMIUM PREP FOR A PERFECT 5! **Ace the 2019 AP European History Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review’s comprehensive study guide. Includes 5 full-length practice exams, thorough content reviews, targeted test strategies, and access to online extras.**
***Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.*
**• Detailed coverage of the source-based multiple-choice questions and short-answer questions
• Comprehensive guidance for the document-based question (DBQ) and long essay
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***Premium Practice for AP Excellence.*
**• **4 full-length practice tests** in the book with complete answer explanations
• **1 full-length practice test** online with complete answer explanations
• End-of-chapter questions for targeted content review
• Helpful timelines of major events in European history
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**Techniques That Actually Work.*****
**• Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test
• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically
• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder
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### Sinossi
****PREMIUM PREP FOR A PERFECT 5! **Ace the 2019 AP European History Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review’s comprehensive study guide. Includes 5 full-length practice exams, thorough content reviews, targeted test strategies, and access to online extras.**
***Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.*
**• Detailed coverage of the source-based multiple-choice questions and short-answer questions
• Comprehensive guidance for the document-based question (DBQ) and long essay
• Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress
• Access to AP Student Tools, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates
***Premium Practice for AP Excellence.*
**• **4 full-length practice tests** in the book with complete answer explanations
• **1 full-length practice test** online with complete answer explanations
• End-of-chapter questions for targeted content review
• Helpful timelines of major events in European history
*
**Techniques That Actually Work.*****
**• Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test
• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically
• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder
### L’autore
The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

Cracking the AP

****EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the** AP Human Geography Exam with this comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, **access to our AP Connect portal online, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. ****
This eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen reading with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review,* Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam* arms you to take on the test and achieve your highest possible score.
*Techniques That Actually Work.*
• Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test
• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically
• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder
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Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.*
• Detailed content review for all test topics
• Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress
• Useful lists of key terms for every content review chapter
• Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates
*Practice Your Way to Excellence.*
• **2 full-length practice tests** with detailed answer explanations
• Detailed maps and charts illustrating trends, theories, and models
• Practice drills for every content review chapter
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### Sinossi
****EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the** AP Human Geography Exam with this comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, **access to our AP Connect portal online, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. ****
This eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen reading with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review,* Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam* arms you to take on the test and achieve your highest possible score.
*Techniques That Actually Work.*
• Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test
• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically
• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder
*
Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.*
• Detailed content review for all test topics
• Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress
• Useful lists of key terms for every content review chapter
• Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates
*Practice Your Way to Excellence.*
• **2 full-length practice tests** with detailed answer explanations
• Detailed maps and charts illustrating trends, theories, and models
• Practice drills for every content review chapter
### L’autore
The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

Cracking Codes With Python

Learn how to program in Python while making and breaking ciphers—algorithms used to create and send secret messages! 
After a crash course in Python programming basics, you’ll learn to make, test, and hack programs that encrypt text with classical ciphers like the transposition cipher and Vigenère cipher. You’ll begin with simple programs for the reverse and Caesar ciphers and then work your way up to public key cryptography, the type of encryption used to secure today’s online transactions, including digital signatures, email, and Bitcoin.
Each program includes the full code and a line-by-line explanation of how things work. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to code in Python and you’ll have the clever programs to prove it!
You’ll also learn how to:
* Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs
* Use dictionary files to instantly detect whether decrypted messages are valid English or gibberish
* Create test programs to make sure that your code encrypts and decrypts correctly
* Code (and hack!) a working example of the affine cipher, which uses modular arithmetic to encrypt a message
* Break ciphers with techniques such as brute-force and frequency analysis
There’s no better way to learn to code than to play with real programs. *Cracking Codes with Python* makes the learning fun!
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The Crack in Space

In **The Crack in Space**, a repairman discovers that a hole in a faulty Jifi-scuttler leads to a parallel world. Jim Briskin, campaigning to be the first black president of the United States, thinks alter-Earth is the solution to the chronic overpopulation that has seventy million people cryogenically frozen; Tito Cravelli, a shadowy private detective, wants to know why Dr Lurton Sands is hiding his mistress on the planet; billionaire mutant George Walt wants to make the empty world all his own. But when the other earth turns out to be inhabited, everything changes.
Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.
*From the Trade Paperback edition.*

Coyote blue

SUMMARY: Sam Hunter, a yuppie salesman who has everything he needs except the beautiful Calliope’s love, confronts Coyote, the Indian trickster god, and his own forgotten and buried life as Samson Hunts Alone, a native American outlaw. 50,000 first printing.

Covert Talents

**When the galaxy calls, do you have the courage to answer?**
Ava Landyn never thought she had what it took to be a warrior. She’s smaller than the others, but she had spirit. She had purpose.
When a recon mission goes horribly wrong, Ava and her team discover evidence about illegal nanocyte experimentation tracing back to her home planet. To make matters worse, people are going missing, and no one knows why.
As a natural telepath, Ava is the FDG’s best chance to get answers through an undercover mission in a secure lab.
With mounting evidence that the high-tech company is not what it seems, Ava is torn between her home and her loyalties to the FDG as she struggles to prevent the star system from plunging into interplanetary civil war.
**Complete the mission. Never stop fighting. Join Ava in her fight for justice!**

Covert Fae

**To live, I must tempt the angels of death.**
It’s been 18 months since the angels of the apocalypse ripped our world apart. Before, I was a burlesque dancer, decked in sequins and feathers at the hippest clubs. Now, I live in an abandoned hospital in East London, scavenging for scraps.
At least, until I get the chance to fight back against the disturbingly seductive angels. In fact, I’m going undercover as a spy in their castle. I have two goals: learn their weaknesses, and find my missing sister.
Problem is, I have to pretend to be someone I’m not: an alluring succubus. If one of the angels discovers who I really am, the fate of the world could lie in ruins.
I can’t let that happen. The angels tried to destroy my world, and it’s my turn to ravage theirs.

Courting Catherine

SUMMARY: Trenton St. James III intends to buy the shabby old mansion on the coast of Maine and convert it into a hotel until he meets one of the owners, garage owner and mechanic Catherine “C.C” Calhoun, who is determined to stop him

Course Correction

**It was supposed to be a simple smash & grab. Of course things had to go sideways.**
Keera’s a bounty hunter. A damned good one. But when a mission goes wrong, she suddenly finds herself questioning everything. 
Just when she’s about to call it quits, some scumbags decide to endanger an innocent child, and only Keera has the skills to bring her home.
If Keera can’t pull herself together in time, it won’t just be the child’s life hanging by a thread – it will be her own.
**Bonus content: This book contains 3 chapters of the upcoming series, Universe in Flames – Dark Legacy.**

The Coup

*The Coup* describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. (“A leader,” writes Colonel Ellelloû, “is one who, out of madness or goodness, takes upon himself the woe of a people. There are few men so foolish.”) Colonel Ellelloû has four wives, a silver Mercedes, and a fanatic aversion—cultural, ideological, and personal—to the United States. But the U.S. keeps creeping into Kush, and the repercussions of this incursion constitute the events of the novel. Colonel Ellelloû tells his own story—always elegantly, and often in the third person—from an undisclosed location in the South of France.
*From the Trade Paperback edition.*
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Count Zero

**A stylish, streetsmart, frighteningly probable parable of the future from the *New York Times* bestselling author of *Neuromancer*.**
A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he’s recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D—and the biochip he’s perfected—out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties—some of whom aren’t remotely human…
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### Recensione
‘A masterly peek into the computer-obsessed electronic global ghetto, narrated in a futuristic sland-enriched vocabulary’
Time Out
‘Gibson is the foremost of a group of young American writers who are recording today’s hip, streetwise, computer-literate youth in science fiction terms’
Fiction Magazine
‘Gibson is the Raymond Chandler of SF’
Observer
‘Gibson is up your alley. He is a technological fantasist with unparalleled sensitivity… wired direct to the mains’
New Musical Express
### Descrizione del libro
Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, COUNT ZERO is book two of William Gibson’s groundbreaking Neuromancer Trilogy.

The Council of Dads

For a limited time, and at a special price, discover Bruce Feiler’s The Council of Dads with Bonus Material. Plus, receive an excerpt from Peter Robinson’s new book The Secrets of Happy Families, available February 19th. The inspiring story that touched people all over the world, The Council of Dads is the life-changing portrait of a group of friends who offer wisdom, humor, and guidance for how to live our lives with meaning and joy. Faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler reached out to six men who helped shape him and asked each one for a piece of advice for his daughters: how to live, how to travel, how to question, how to dream.

Cosmo’s Sexiest Stories Ever: Three Naughty Tales

The world’s best-selling magazine for young women asked three best-selling authors to each write a story steamy enough for the pages of Cosmo—a tall order, but these ladies so delivered. The trio of tantalizing tales was such a hit that they’ve been compiled into this must-have ebook. Now, readers can devour these naughty little nuggets whenever, wherever. Here’s a taste of the deliciousness inside:

“Sex Under the Stars” by Jane Green

Maggie’s marriage fell apart three years ago—and now she has her eyes set on her ex-hubby’s smoke-show of a best friend.

“Birthday Sex She’ll Never Forget” by Jennifer Weiner

Daphne’s turning twenty-six, and the best damn gift she could have ever asked for comes in the form of a hot guy from her past—and his spine-tingling mattress moves.

“Falling in Lust at the Jersey Shore” by Meg Cabot

When Gemma agrees to go in on a house at the Jersey Shore, she assumes every dude there will be a gorilla juicehead. So she is pleasantly surprised by the yummy piece of eye candy waiting for her when she arrives.

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Cosima

Pur sotto forma romanzesca, “Cosima” è l’autobiografia di Grazia Deledda pubblicata postuma nel 1937. In “Cosima” si apprende che gli anni dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza della Deledda furono segnati da una ininterrotta catena di sciagure. Un fratello, Santus, precipita nell’alcolismo sino al delirium tremens, l’altro fratello, Andrea, viene arrestato, anche se per piccoli furti, provocando la morte di crepacuore del padre, e la conseguente perdita dell’agiatezza. La sorella Giovanna muore di angina in tenera età, e un’altra sorella, Enza, muore a ventun’anni in un tentativo di aborto, attanagliata dal senso di colpa per aver sposato un uomo di condizione inferiore fra l’esecrazione dei parenti. Una terza sorella, Beppa, verrà invece atrocemente beffata dopo la promessa di fidanzamento fattale da un pretendente “continentale”. Si trova nel romanzo inoltre qualche fugace accenno ai difficili esordi sessuali di Cosima/Grazia, i quali danno la misura del clima di feroce arretratezza che incatenava l’esistenza della scrittrice. Queste difficoltà ambientali, unite al clima di soffocante pregiudizio verso la sua nascente vocazione letteraria, dovettero maturare nella Deledda quei fermi propositi di fuga dall’ambiente nuorese e sardo, che in seguito si realizzeranno soltanto grazie all’unica soluzione possibile per una donna del suo tempo (a meno di possedere un’idea di ribellione sociale, peraltro mai presa in considerazione dalla scrittrice sarda), vale a dire: il matrimonio. La meta della fuga, il luogo del sogno è Roma. Proprio a una rivista romana la Deledda inviò la sua prima novella, cui seguirono generosi incoraggiamenti e l’invito a inviarne altre. Ma non saranno ancora questi primi, fuggevoli successi a consentirle il sognato abbandono dell’isola: bisognerà aspettare ancora. Sino a quando a Cagliari, in un’aura un po’ inverosimile come in quelle fiabe tanto amate dalla scrittrice nell’infanzia, Cosima/Grazia incontra “l’uomo della salvezza”: l’impiegato romano Palmiro Madesani, che la Deledda sposerà nel giro di pochi mesi, trasferendosi con lui finalmente a Roma.  
Tratto da “Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani – Volume 36” (1988) di Angelo Pellegrino
L’autrice
Grazia Cosima Deledda (Nuoro, 27 settembre 1871 – Roma, 15 agosto 1936) è stata una scrittrice italiana, vincitrice del Premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 1926.
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### Sinossi
Pur sotto forma romanzesca, “Cosima” è l’autobiografia di Grazia Deledda pubblicata postuma nel 1937. In “Cosima” si apprende che gli anni dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza della Deledda furono segnati da una ininterrotta catena di sciagure. Un fratello, Santus, precipita nell’alcolismo sino al delirium tremens, l’altro fratello, Andrea, viene arrestato, anche se per piccoli furti, provocando la morte di crepacuore del padre, e la conseguente perdita dell’agiatezza. La sorella Giovanna muore di angina in tenera età, e un’altra sorella, Enza, muore a ventun’anni in un tentativo di aborto, attanagliata dal senso di colpa per aver sposato un uomo di condizione inferiore fra l’esecrazione dei parenti. Una terza sorella, Beppa, verrà invece atrocemente beffata dopo la promessa di fidanzamento fattale da un pretendente “continentale”. Si trova nel romanzo inoltre qualche fugace accenno ai difficili esordi sessuali di Cosima/Grazia, i quali danno la misura del clima di feroce arretratezza che incatenava l’esistenza della scrittrice. Queste difficoltà ambientali, unite al clima di soffocante pregiudizio verso la sua nascente vocazione letteraria, dovettero maturare nella Deledda quei fermi propositi di fuga dall’ambiente nuorese e sardo, che in seguito si realizzeranno soltanto grazie all’unica soluzione possibile per una donna del suo tempo (a meno di possedere un’idea di ribellione sociale, peraltro mai presa in considerazione dalla scrittrice sarda), vale a dire: il matrimonio. La meta della fuga, il luogo del sogno è Roma. Proprio a una rivista romana la Deledda inviò la sua prima novella, cui seguirono generosi incoraggiamenti e l’invito a inviarne altre. Ma non saranno ancora questi primi, fuggevoli successi a consentirle il sognato abbandono dell’isola: bisognerà aspettare ancora. Sino a quando a Cagliari, in un’aura un po’ inverosimile come in quelle fiabe tanto amate dalla scrittrice nell’infanzia, Cosima/Grazia incontra “l’uomo della salvezza”: l’impiegato romano Palmiro Madesani, che la Deledda sposerà nel giro di pochi mesi, trasferendosi con lui finalmente a Roma.  
Tratto da “Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani – Volume 36” (1988) di Angelo Pellegrino
L’autrice
Grazia Cosima Deledda (Nuoro, 27 settembre 1871 – Roma, 15 agosto 1936) è stata una scrittrice italiana, vincitrice del Premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 1926.