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Conan and the Demons of Khitai #4

The ultimate battle begins as King Conan crosses blades with the demonic swordsman who has been terrorizing the kingdom of Khitai from his haunted monastery. While these two warriors engage in mortal combat, an even greater evil reveals itself: a darkness that threatens to consume first the Far East, and then the world, unless Conan can make the necessary sacrifice to end its reign of misery. Superstar artist Pat Lee provides the cover for this final installment of the tale that explores King Conan’s travels to the exotic eastern lands of Khitai.

Conan and the Demons of Khitai

Set many years in the future from the award-winning ongoing series, Conan and the Demons and Khitai marks Conan’s first appearance as King in Dark Horse’s best-selling comics revival of the legendary fantasy hero. When King Conan receives an invitation from the Eastern kingdom of Khitai to open trade in precious jewels and spices, he decides that he will travel into this long-mysterious land. Yet to do so is perilous, as those who have requested his company may have far more devious intentions, and beasts unseen by Western eyes lurk amidst the shadows.

Con Te Non Ho Paura

Cosa esiste di più logorante della fiducia infranta?
Il futuro incerto e il cuore in mille pezzi, Callie non crede più a nessuno, tanto meno alla famiglia che nel momento del bisogno l’ha abbandonata a se stessa. Soprattutto, non ha più alcuna speranza in quello che è stato e continua a essere, suo malgrado, un pensiero costante e quotidiano: Nicolas Allister. Di una bellezza mozzafiato, carismatico imprenditore di successo, l’uomo dei suoi sogni adolescenziali è la mano che dona e quella che priva. E a lei sembra voler togliere ogni cosa, perfino la libertà di ricostruirsi un futuro lontano dal passato e dalla maledetta notte che ha sconvolto la sua esistenza.
Eppure… Eppure Nicolas non è così autoritario come sembra e il suo dispotismo appare più un’arma di difesa contro la paura. Già, ma paura di cosa?
A pochi passi dall’abbandonare tutto, i pensieri si fanno per un attimo più lucidi, e sarà proprio in quel momento che Callie e Nicolas capiranno che la realtà, a volte, è più semplice di una vita tutta da rifare.
LIBRO CONCLUSIVO.
Della stessa autrice:
Resta con me
Cantami d’amore
Reality Love
Love Me
Se il nostro amore non basta

Con Il Cuore a Pezzi

Una donna di ghiaccio, una persona dal cuore gelido, senza emozioni o tentennamenti: questa è Grace Turner per tutti. Ogni azione, ogni pensiero, è calcolato fino allo sfinimento. Party, ricchezza e un’insana dose di egocentrismo caratterizzano le sue giornate, e Carter lo sa, lo sa fin troppo bene. Perché Grace è stata l’unica donna in grado di piegarlo, di spezzarlo, di rubare il suo cuore e poi stringerlo in una morsa di menzogne. Dopo il difficile addio, i loro mondi del tutto agli antipodi sembrano destinati a non incontrarsi mai più, e Carter, medico a Rio de Janeiro, è ben intenzionato a fare in modo che questo accada. Tuttavia, quando Grace piomba in Brasile con una notizia sconvolgente, e che riguarda entrambi, Carter capisce che fuggire dai propri sentimenti è impossibile. Fidarsi ancora di lei è surreale. Fuori discussione. Ma non ha fatto i conti con la caparbietà di Grace.
“Non è questo il bello e il brutto dell’amore? L’imprevedibilità. Non c’è mai nulla di pianificato o deciso, e anche se ci provi, lui decide per te.”
LIBRO AUTOCONCLUSIVO.
Spin off di Con te non ho paura.
Altri libri dell’autrice:
Resta con me (2014)
Cantami d’amore (2015)
Reality Love (2016)
Love Me (2016)
Se il nostro amore non basta (2016)
Con te non ho paura (2017)
Resto con te (2017)
**
### Sinossi
Una donna di ghiaccio, una persona dal cuore gelido, senza emozioni o tentennamenti: questa è Grace Turner per tutti. Ogni azione, ogni pensiero, è calcolato fino allo sfinimento. Party, ricchezza e un’insana dose di egocentrismo caratterizzano le sue giornate, e Carter lo sa, lo sa fin troppo bene. Perché Grace è stata l’unica donna in grado di piegarlo, di spezzarlo, di rubare il suo cuore e poi stringerlo in una morsa di menzogne. Dopo il difficile addio, i loro mondi del tutto agli antipodi sembrano destinati a non incontrarsi mai più, e Carter, medico a Rio de Janeiro, è ben intenzionato a fare in modo che questo accada. Tuttavia, quando Grace piomba in Brasile con una notizia sconvolgente, e che riguarda entrambi, Carter capisce che fuggire dai propri sentimenti è impossibile. Fidarsi ancora di lei è surreale. Fuori discussione. Ma non ha fatto i conti con la caparbietà di Grace.
“Non è questo il bello e il brutto dell’amore? L’imprevedibilità. Non c’è mai nulla di pianificato o deciso, e anche se ci provi, lui decide per te.”
LIBRO AUTOCONCLUSIVO.
Spin off di Con te non ho paura.
Altri libri dell’autrice:
Resta con me (2014)
Cantami d’amore (2015)
Reality Love (2016)
Love Me (2016)
Se il nostro amore non basta (2016)
Con te non ho paura (2017)
Resto con te (2017)

Computer Vision with OpenCV 3 and Qt5

**Blend the power of Qt with OpenCV to build cross-platform computer vision applications**
#### Key Features
* ● Start creating robust applications with the power of OpenCV and Qt combined
* ● Learn from scratch how to develop cross-platform computer vision applications
* ● Accentuate your OpenCV applications by developing them with Qt
#### Book Description
Developers have been using OpenCV library to develop computer vision applications for a long time. However, they now need a more effective tool to get the job done and in a much better and modern way. Qt is one of the major frameworks available for this task at the moment.
This book will teach you to develop applications with the combination of OpenCV 3 and Qt5, and how to create cross-platform computer vision applications. We’ll begin by introducing Qt, its IDE, and its SDK. Next you’ll learn how to use the OpenCV API to integrate both tools, and see how to configure Qt to use OpenCV. You’ll go on to build a full-fledged computer vision application throughout the book.
Later, you’ll create a stunning UI application using the Qt widgets technology, where you’ll display the images after they are processed in an efficient way. At the end of the book, you’ll learn how to convert OpenCV Mat to Qt QImage. You’ll also see how to efficiently process images to filter them, transform them, detect or track objects as well as analyze video. You’ll become better at developing OpenCV applications.
#### What you will learn
* ● Get an introduction to Qt IDE and SDK
* ● Be introduced to OpenCV and see how to communicate between OpenCV and Qt
* ● Understand how to create UI using Qt Widgets
* ● Learn to develop cross-platform applications using OpenCV 3 and Qt 5
* ● Explore the multithreaded application development features of Qt5
* ● Improve OpenCV 3 application development using Qt5
* ● Build, test, and deploy Qt and OpenCV apps, either dynamically or statically
* ● See Computer Vision technologies such as filtering and transformation of images, detecting and matching objects, template matching, object tracking, video and motion analysis, and much more
* ● Be introduced to QML and Qt Quick for iOS and Android application development
#### Who this book is for
This book is for readers interested in building computer vision applications. Intermediate knowledge of C++ programming is expected. Even though no knowledge of Qt5 and OpenCV 3 is assumed, if you’re familiar with these frameworks, you’ll benefit.
#### Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Qt and OpenCV
2. Creating our first Qt and OpenCV project
3. Creating a comprehensive Qt+OpenCV project
4. Mat and Qimage
5. The Graphics View Framework
6. Image Processing in OpenCV
7. Features and Descriptors
8. Multi-Threading
9. Video Analysis
10. Debugging and Testing
11. Static Linking and Deployment
12. Computer Vision Apps for Android and iOS
**
### Sinossi
**Blend the power of Qt with OpenCV to build cross-platform computer vision applications**
#### Key Features
* ● Start creating robust applications with the power of OpenCV and Qt combined
* ● Learn from scratch how to develop cross-platform computer vision applications
* ● Accentuate your OpenCV applications by developing them with Qt
#### Book Description
Developers have been using OpenCV library to develop computer vision applications for a long time. However, they now need a more effective tool to get the job done and in a much better and modern way. Qt is one of the major frameworks available for this task at the moment.
This book will teach you to develop applications with the combination of OpenCV 3 and Qt5, and how to create cross-platform computer vision applications. We’ll begin by introducing Qt, its IDE, and its SDK. Next you’ll learn how to use the OpenCV API to integrate both tools, and see how to configure Qt to use OpenCV. You’ll go on to build a full-fledged computer vision application throughout the book.
Later, you’ll create a stunning UI application using the Qt widgets technology, where you’ll display the images after they are processed in an efficient way. At the end of the book, you’ll learn how to convert OpenCV Mat to Qt QImage. You’ll also see how to efficiently process images to filter them, transform them, detect or track objects as well as analyze video. You’ll become better at developing OpenCV applications.
#### What you will learn
* ● Get an introduction to Qt IDE and SDK
* ● Be introduced to OpenCV and see how to communicate between OpenCV and Qt
* ● Understand how to create UI using Qt Widgets
* ● Learn to develop cross-platform applications using OpenCV 3 and Qt 5
* ● Explore the multithreaded application development features of Qt5
* ● Improve OpenCV 3 application development using Qt5
* ● Build, test, and deploy Qt and OpenCV apps, either dynamically or statically
* ● See Computer Vision technologies such as filtering and transformation of images, detecting and matching objects, template matching, object tracking, video and motion analysis, and much more
* ● Be introduced to QML and Qt Quick for iOS and Android application development
#### Who this book is for
This book is for readers interested in building computer vision applications. Intermediate knowledge of C++ programming is expected. Even though no knowledge of Qt5 and OpenCV 3 is assumed, if you’re familiar with these frameworks, you’ll benefit.
#### Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Qt and OpenCV
2. Creating our first Qt and OpenCV project
3. Creating a comprehensive Qt+OpenCV project
4. Mat and Qimage
5. The Graphics View Framework
6. Image Processing in OpenCV
7. Features and Descriptors
8. Multi-Threading
9. Video Analysis
10. Debugging and Testing
11. Static Linking and Deployment
12. Computer Vision Apps for Android and iOS
### L’autore
**Amin Ahmadi Tazehkandi** is an Iranian developer and a computer vision expert. He completed his computer software engineering studies in Iran and has worked for numerous software and industrial companies, including Paxan (Turkey) and Petroleum Software (UK). Amin is a passionate blogger and a longtime volunteer and supporter of the Computer Vision community. He currently resides in Vienna, Austria, where he continues to research, develop, and write about cross-platform computer vision software development.

Computer Graphics Programming in OpenGL with Java

This book is appropriate for both the computer science undergraduate course in 3D graphics programming using OpenGL and for professionals who are interested in mastering 3D graphics skills. It has been designed in a 4-color, “teach-yourself” format with numerous examples that the reader can run just as presented. The book is unique because it teaches OpenGL programming in Java, using JOGL – a standard Java “wrapper” for OpenGL’s native C calls. Includes companion files with source code and images.
**eBook Customers:** Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected]
For instructions on running NVIDIA Nsight with JOGL, click here: http://athena.ecs.csus.edu/~gordonvs/night.html
**Features:**
* Covers OpenGL 4.0+ shader programming using Java.
* Includes companion files with code, images from the book, and more
* Illustrates every technique with complete running code examples. Everything needed to install JOGL and run every example is provided.
* Includes every GLSL programmable pipeline stage (vertex, tessellation, geometry, and fragment) — with examples.
* Underlying OpenGL C calls are always exposed – the reader learns them.
NOTE: Instructions for MAC users are available by writing [email protected]
**

Complications

In this sequel to Escapades, Mel O’Brien has a string of bad luck with women but is determined to take another chance with Susan Maloney who’s new to the women’s community in which Mel lives. Susan Maloney moved to Maybon Tir looking for a new start after a bad breakup. She is determined to stay single and happy.

Things seem to be going Mel’s way until Susan’s ex, Dorinda, shows up in town, determined to take Susan back. Will Mel be able to win Susan’s heart? Or will she crash and burn once again?
(source: Bol.com)

Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood

Between 1929 and 1934, women in American cinema were modern! For five short years women in American cinema were modern! They took lovers, had babies out of wedlock, got rid of cheating husbands, enjoyed their sexuality, led unapologetic careers and, in general, acted the way many think women only acted after 1968.
Before then, women on screen had come in two varieties – good or bad – sweet ingenue or vamp. Then two stars came along to blast away these common stereotypes. Garbo turned the femme fatale into a woman whose capacity for love and sacrifice made all other human emotions seem pale. Meanwhile, Norma Shearer succeeded in taking the ingenue to a place she’d never been: the bedroom. Garbo and Shearer took the stereotypes and made them complicated.
In the wake of these complicated women came others, a deluge of indelible stars – Constance Bennett, Ruth Chatterton, Mae Clarke, Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Francis, Ann Harding, Jean Harlow, Miriam Hopkins, Dorothy Mackaill, Barbara Stanywyck, Mae West and Loretta Young all came into their own during the pre-Code era. These women pushed the limits and shaped their images along modern lines.
Then, in July 1934, the draconian Production Code became the law in Hollywood and these modern women of the screen were banished, not to be seen again until the code was repealed three decades later.
Mick LaSalle, film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, takes readers on a tour of pre-Code films and reveals how this was the true golden age of women’s films and how the movies of the pre-Code are still worth watching. The bold, pioneering and complicated women of the pre-Code era are about to take their place in the pantheon of film history, and America is about to reclaim a rich legacy.

The Complex

In 2017, the course of human history was forever altered. A cataclysmic event, which would come to be known simply as The Infection, swept across the globe. The world population was decimated and civilization as it was known came to an end.
Malcolm Evans and his group are thriving in Sanctuary, the island refuge built by the CIA. With the return of a family member they’d long thought dead, old rivalries and betrayals are easy to forget as they settle into building the life they want.
It is only when the most vulnerable of their group are hurt and they are forced to venture to the mainland for supplies that they find themselves caught up in the world of the Complex. Under the leadership of the mysterious Jacob, Malcolm and his group find themselves facing a whole new threat.
They had once thought the virus-infected freaks were their greatest danger until they met the monsters who live in…The Complex.

Complex Network Analysis in Python

Complex Network Analysis in Python: Recognize – Construct – Visualize – Analyze – Interpret by Dmitry Zinoviev
Construct, analyze, and visualize networks with networkx, a Python language module. Network analysis is a powerful tool you can apply to a multitude of datasets and situations. Discover how to work with all kinds of networks, including social, product, temporal, spatial, and semantic networks. Convert almost any real-world data into a complex network—such as recommendations on co-using cosmetic products, muddy hedge fund connections, and online friendships. Analyze and visualize the network, and make business decisions based on your analysis. If you’re a curious Python programmer, a data scientist, or a CNA specialist interested in mechanizing mundane tasks, you’ll increase your productivity exponentially.
Complex network analysis used to be done by hand or with non-programmable network analysis tools, but not anymore! You can now automate and program these tasks in Python. Complex networks are collections of connected items, words, concepts, or people. By exploring their structure and individual elements, we can learn about their meaning, evolution, and resilience.
Starting with simple networks, convert real-life and synthetic network graphs into networkx data structures. Look at more sophisticated networks and learn more powerful machinery to handle centrality calculation, blockmodeling, and clique and community detection. Get familiar with presentation-quality network visualization tools, both programmable and interactive—such as Gephi, a CNA explorer. Adapt the patterns from the case studies to your problems. Explore big networks with NetworKit, a high-performance networkx substitute. Each part in the book gives you an overview of a class of networks, includes a practical study of networkx functions and techniques, and concludes with case studies from various fields, including social networking, anthropology, marketing, and sports analytics.
Combine your CNA and Python programming skills to become a better network analyst, a more accomplished data scientist, and a more versatile programmer.
**What You Need:**
You will need a Python 3.x installation with the following additional modules: Pandas (>=0.18), NumPy (>=1.10), matplotlib (>=1.5), networkx (>=1.11), python-louvain (>=0.5), NetworKit (>=3.6), and generalizesimilarity. We recommend using the Anaconda distribution that comes with all these modules, except for python-louvain, NetworKit, and generalizedsimilarity, and works on all major modern operating systems.

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex

Blind dates, bad kissers, breakup texts, nightmare hook ups—it’s a jungle out there! Luckily, the authors of the bestselling Worst-Case Scenario series have created the most comprehensive handbook for surviving the wilds d’amour through every phase of a relationship, from courting and getting hitched to breaking up and moving on. Collecting hundreds of the best of the worst dating and sex scenarios from across the 27-book series—and featuring dozens of new entries—this bedside bible of illustrated, expert advice on romantic and not-so-romantic disasters will keep readers amused and safe in equal measure. Also including an appendix of pickup lines to avoid (or use), handy excuses, guide to body language, an “It’s Not You, It’s Me” letter template, and more.

The Complete Works of Aristotle

This digital edition combines, for the first time, both volumes of The Complete Works of Aristotle: The Revised Oxford Translation, which is universally recognized as the standard English version.

The Oxford Translation of Aristotle was originally published in twelve volumes between 1912 and 1954. The revised edition contains the substance of the original translation, slightly emended in light of recent scholarship; three of the original versions have been replaced by new translations; and a new and enlarged selection of fragments has been added. The aim of the translation remains the same: to make the surviving works of Aristotle readily accessible to English-speaking readers.

(source: Bol.com)