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The Information Officer

The Information Officer: A Novel by Mark Mills
In the summer of 1942, Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the news on Malta to bolster the population’s fragile esprit de corps, as the small windswept island endures relentless Axis air raids. The fiercely independent Maltese, and a few broken-down fighter planes, are all that stand in the face of Nazi occupation and perhaps even victory—for Malta is the stepping-stone the Germans need between Europe and North Africa.
When Max learns of the brutal murder of a young island woman—along with evidence that the crime may have been committed by a British officer—he knows that the Maltese loyalty to the war effort could be instantly shattered. Max must investigate the murder—beyond the gaze of his superiors, friends, and even the woman he loves—as the clock ticks down toward all-out invasion.

Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with especially important contributions from Euclid, Aristotle, Eudoxus, and Archimedes. The infinitely large (infinite) is intimately related to the infinitely small (infinitesimal). Cosmologists consider sweeping questions about whether space and time are infinite. Philosophers and mathematicians ranging from Zeno to Russell have posed numerous paradoxes about infinity and infinitesimals. Many vital areas of mathematics rest upon some version of infinity. The most obvious, and the first context in which major new techniques depended on formulating infinite processes, is calculus. But there are many others, for example Fourier analysis and fractals.
In this *Very Short Introduction*, Ian Stewart discusses infinity in mathematics while also drawing in the various other aspects of infinity and explaining some of the major problems and insights arising from this concept. He argues that working with infinity is not just an abstract, intellectual exercise but that it is instead a concept with important practical everyday applications, and considers how mathematicians use infinity and infinitesimals to answer questions or supply techniques that do not appear to involve the infinite.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The *Very Short Introductions* series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Infinite Wonder

The first photo book by the Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking Year in Space. This is an awe-inspiring collection of the photos Scott took himself while on board the International Space Station, many of which have never been seen before. Scott Kelly has seen the world in ways most of us never will. During his record-breaking 340 consecutive days on board the ISS, Scott Kelly circled the earth 5,440 times, witnessing 10,944 sunrises and sunsets – that’s 16 a day. In all this time, he posted just 713 photos on Instagram. But it’s not all sunrises, sunsets and #nofilter. Through the photos Kelly took during his time in space, we can learn to see the world in a new way and we are afforded a glimpse into a life that most of us will never encounter but of which many of us dream. This book will show you what it’s really like to be a Nasa astronaut.
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Everyone’s favourite space captain and all-round hero NASA astronaut * Huffington Post *
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Infinite Night

A shipwreck.
Millions of miles from home.
Kennedy is the lone survivor.
The thing is, life just isn’t worth it anymore. She doesn’t want to live. Doesn’t want to fight. Doesn’t even want to take her next breath.
She certainly doesn’t want to crash-land on an alien planet.
The worst part of all?
She continues to dream about her dead boyfriend. He haunts her at night, trying to make her believe he’s alive.

Infatuation

How far would you go to be with someone you wanted? Jenni is a normal girl with an adventurous boyfriend, happily working their way through their sexual fantasies, when one night they decide to fulfill his fantasy of picking up a high class escort. Jenni dresses up in the outfit Craig has chosen for her and sits in a hotel bar waiting for him, and while she’s waiting she meets Kat, a real high class escort, beautiful, sophisticated and overwhelmingly sexy. With that meeting Jenni’s life changes completely, she is immediately intrigued by Kat and becomes desperate to get closer to her. Jenni will do whatever it takes to please Kat, sleeping with Kat’s clients, and pushing her sexual boundaries further and further. Whether it’s lust, love or infatuation Jenni doesn’t know, but she’s about to risk anything and everything to find out.
How far would you go to be with someone you wanted?
Jenni is a normal girl with an adventurous boyfriend, happily working their way through their sexual fantasies, when one night they decide to fulfill his fantasy of picking up a high class escort. Jenni dresses up in the outfit Craig has chosen for her and sits in a hotel bar waiting for him, and while she’s waiting she meets Kat, a real high class escort, beautiful, sophisticated and overwhelmingly sexy. With that meeting Jenni’s life changes completely, she is immediately intrigued by Kat and becomes desperate to get closer to her. Jenni will do whatever it takes to please Kat, sleeping with Kat’s clients, and pushing her sexual boundaries further and further. Whether it’s lust, love or infatuation Jenni doesn’t know, but she’s about to risk anything and everything to find out.

The Inevitable

**A New York Times Bestseller
From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives**
Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them, says Kelly, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits. Kelly’s bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading—what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place—as this new world emerges.

From the Hardcover edition.
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Industrial Chemistry: For Advanced Students

Along with the first volume on “Industrial Chemistry” this book discusses, illustrates and explains many of the major chemical processes performed by industry, looks at how transformations affect the quality of our lives, examines the various types of waste produced as necessary products are developed and marketed, and shows techniques and practices in which many industries have made strides to improve or “green” specific chemical processes.

Incubus Dreams

No one is as good at stripping bare the dark desires of the inhuman soul as Laurell K. Hamilton, something she has proven time after time in her New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels. Now, in Incubus Dreams, Anita’s life is more complicated than ever, as she is caught between her obligations to the living and the undead.
A vampire serial killer who preys on strippers is on the loose. Called in to consult on the case, Anita fears her judgment may be clouded by a conflict of interest. For she is, after all, the consort of Jean-Claude, the ever-intoxicating Master Vampire of the City. Surrounded by suspicion, overwhelmed by her attempts to control the primal lusts that continue to wrack her as a result of her passionate contacts with vampires, werewolves, and the shapeshifter Micah, Anita does something unprecedented: She calls for help.
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Inconstant Star

The kzinti prepare to wage another attack on the humans, but their scheme crumbles when Eric Saxtorph and his crew stumble upon their well-laid plans
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Inca Gold

SUMMARY: When a tsunami hit a Spanish treasure galleon, all trace of a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh’s vanished into history. Until NUMA agent DIRK PITT® dives into an ancient sacrificial pool far into the Andean jungle in order to rescue two archaeologists, and plunges into a vortex of corruption, betrayal, and death. A sinister crime syndicate has traced the long-lost treasure — worth almost a billion dollars — from the Andes to the banks of a hidden underground river flowing beneath a Mexican desert. Nothing will stop their ruthless and murderous drive to recover the gold. Nothing, that is, until Pitt and his team place themselves square in the path of danger….

In the Tall Grass

***Mile 81* meets *N.* in this e-book collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill.**
*In the Tall Grass* begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.
*In the Tall Grass* was originally published in two parts in the June/July and August 2012 issues of *Esquire* magazine. This is their second collaboration since the novella *Throttle*, published in 2009.

In the Shadow of Gotham

In the Shadow of Gotham (Simon Ziele Series #1) by Stefanie Pintoff
Dobson, New York, 1905.
Detective Simon Ziele lost his fiancée in the General Slocum ferry disaster—a thousand perished on that summer day in 1904 when an onboard fire burned the boat down in the waters of the East River. Still reeling from the tragedy, Ziele transferred to a police department north of New York, to escape the city and all the memories it conjured.
But only a few months into his new life in a quiet country town, he’s faced with the most shocking homicide of his career to date: Young Sarah Wingate has been brutally murdered in her own bedroom in the middle of an otherwise calm and quiet winter afternoon. After just one day of investigation, Simon’s contacted by Columbia University’s noted criminologist Alistair Sinclair, who offers a startling claim about one of his patients, Michael Fromley—that the facts of the murder bear an uncanny resemblance to Fromley’s deranged mutterings.
But what would have led Fromley, with his history of violent behavior and brutal fantasies, to seek out Sarah, a notable mathematics student and a proper young lady who has little in common with his previous targets? Is Fromley really a murderer, or is someone mimicking him?
This is what Simon Ziele must find out, with the help of the brilliant but self-interested Alistair Sinclair—before the killer strikes again.
With this taut, atmospheric, and original story of a haunted man who must search for a killer while on the run from his own demons, Stefanie Pintoff’s *In the Shadow of Gotham* marks the debut of an outstanding new talent, the inaugural winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Crime Novel Competition.
*In the Shadow of Gotham* is the winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

In the Night Room

In his latest soul-chilling novel, bestselling author Peter Straub tells of a famous children’s book author who, in the wake of a grotesque accident, realizes that the most basic facts of her existence, including her existence itself, have come into question.
Willy Patrick, the respected author of the award-winning young-adult novel *In the Night Room*, thinks she is losing her mind-again. One day, she is drawn helplessly into the parking lot of a warehouse. She knows somehow that her daughter, Holly, is being held in the building, and she has an overwhelming need to rescue her. But what Willy knows is impossible, for her daughter is dead.**
**On the same day, author Timothy Underhill, who has been struggling with a new book about a troubled young woman, is confronted with the ghost of his nine-year-old sister, April. Soon after, he begins to receive eerie, fragmented e-mails that he finally realizes are from people he knew in his youth-people now dead. Like his sister, they want urgently to tell him something. When Willy and Timothy meet, the frightening parallels between Willy’s tragic loss and the story in Tim’s manuscript suggest that they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them.
*From the Hardcover edition.*

In the Italian’s Sights

In the Italian’s Sights by Helen Brooks
An impossible temptation
Her fianc has been stolen by her sister, she’s lost in the remote country lanes of Italy and her hire car has broken down! Wondering what else will go wrong, Cherry Gibbs looks up to meet the searing gaze of Vittorio Carella. Despite his having everything she has sworn to avoid—easy charm and dazzling good-looks—Cherry finds herself staying at her rescuer’s villa. Soon she’s intoxicated by the stunning surroundings and seduced by Vittorio’s skilful touch. But this isn’t reality. Vittorio could have his pick of Italy’s social elite—so why has he set his sights on her…?

In the Heart of the Sea

Tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever – an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours, and the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick.
“With its huge, scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white-water wake more than forty feet across, the whale approached the ship at twice its original speed – at least six knots. With a tremendous cracking and splintering of oak, it struck the ship just beneath the anchor secured at the cat-head on the port bow…”
*In the Heart of the Sea* brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex – an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours, and the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick. In a harrowing page-turner, Nathaniel Philbrick restores this epic story to its rightful place in American history.
In 1820, the 240-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was repeatedly rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats. During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions, the survivors clung to life as one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear.
*In the Heart of the Sea* tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever. Philbrick interweaves his account of this extraordinary ordeal of ordinary men with a wealth of whale lore and with a brilliantly detailed portrait of the lost, unique community of Nantucket whalers. Impeccably researched and beautifully told, the book delivers the ultimate portrait of man against nature, drawing on a remarkable range of archival and modern sources, including a long-lost account by the ship’s cabin boy.
At once a literary companion and a page-turner that speaks to the same issues of class, race, and man’s relationship to nature that permeate the works of Melville, *In the Heart of the Sea* will endure as a vital work of American history.

In the Dark

Everyone has a price… In the Dark is an unforgettably gruesome horror novel by Richard Laymon, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.’Laymon is one of those rare plotting geniuses who can out-think and out-thrill anybody on the block’ – HellnotesNothing much happens in Donnerville. At least not to the young librarian, Jane Kerry. Then one day Jane finds an envelope containing a fifty-dollar bill and a note instructing her to ‘Look homeward, angel.’ Jane pulls a copy of the Thomas Wolfe novel of that title off the shelf and finds a second envelope. This one contains a hundred-dollar bill and another clue. Like the first, it’s signed ‘MOG (Master of Games).’ The game has begun…But this is no ordinary game. As it goes on, it requires more and more of Jane’s strength and ingenuity. It pushes her into actions that she knows are crazy, immoral or criminal – and it becomes continually more dangerous. More than once, Jane has to fight for her life. But she soon learns she can’t quit this game. MOG won’t let her. She’ll have to play to the bitter end. What readers are saying about In the Dark: ‘I couldn’t stop reading… I turned the pages so fast I thought the book would catch fire”This is one of my favourite Laymon novels, it is quirky and irreverent”Outstanding, edge of your seat horror novel, from start to finish. Loved it!’