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Leashed 4: Tangled Leashes

Sometimes we get what we never wanted, and Meg never wanted to be grand dame. Now that she’s got the job, she’s doing her damnedest to do it right. But it’s far from a one-woman show.Michael is the one who really should be running the show, but his newly discovered magic powers make managing his own life almost too much to handle. Then there’s Rudy. Sweet Rudy who is all about doing everything he can, but who’s just too young and inexperienced to be much help. So what’s a busy grand dame to do?Lucky for Meg, she’s got one more shape-shifter to lean on. Connections, personality, and background make Logan uniquely suited to be Meg’s righthand man, at least in the public eye. Problem is, he claims to be in love with her. It’s not that she doesn’t think he’s great–because she does–but there’s no more room in her bed or her heart for another man.

Sometimes we get what we never wanted, and Meg never wanted to be grand dame. Now that she’s got the job, she’s doing her damnedest to do it right. But it’s far from a one-woman show.Michael is the one who really should be running the show, but his newly discovered magic powers make managing his own life almost too much to handle. Then there’s Rudy. Sweet Rudy who is all about doing everything he can, but who’s just too young and inexperienced to be much help. So what’s a busy grand dame to do?Lucky for Meg, she’s got one more shape-shifter to lean on. Connections, personality, and background make Logan uniquely suited to be Meg’s righthand man, at least in the public eye. Problem is, he claims to be in love with her. It’s not that she doesn’t think he’s great–because she does–but there’s no more room in her bed or her heart for another man.

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Learning Data Mining With Python

The next step in the information age is to gain insights from the deluge of data coming our way. Data mining provides a way of finding this insight, and Python is one of the most popular languages for data mining, providing both power and flexibility in analysis.
This book teaches you to design and develop data mining applications using a variety of datasets, starting with basic classification and affinity analysis. Next, we move on to more complex data types including text, images, and graphs. In every chapter, we create models that solve real-world problems.
There is a rich and varied set of libraries available in Python for data mining. This book covers a large number, including the IPython Notebook, pandas, scikit-learn and NLTK.
Each chapter of this book introduces you to new algorithms and techniques. By the end of the book, you will gain a large insight into using Python for data mining, with a good knowledge and understanding of the algorithms and implementations.

The next step in the information age is to gain insights from the deluge of data coming our way. Data mining provides a way of finding this insight, and Python is one of the most popular languages for data mining, providing both power and flexibility in analysis.
This book teaches you to design and develop data mining applications using a variety of datasets, starting with basic classification and affinity analysis. Next, we move on to more complex data types including text, images, and graphs. In every chapter, we create models that solve real-world problems.
There is a rich and varied set of libraries available in Python for data mining. This book covers a large number, including the IPython Notebook, pandas, scikit-learn and NLTK.
Each chapter of this book introduces you to new algorithms and techniques. By the end of the book, you will gain a large insight into using Python for data mining, with a good knowledge and understanding of the algorithms and implementations.

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Learning Concurrency in Kotlin

**Take advantage of Kotlin’s concurrency primitives to write efficient multithreaded applications**
#### Key Features
* Learn Kotlin’s unique approach to multithreading
* Work through practical examples that will help you write concurrent non-blocking code
* Improve the overall execution speed in multiprocessor and multicore systems

#### Book Description
The primary requirements of modern-day applications are scalability, speed, and making the most use of hardware. Kotlin meets these requirements with its immense support for concurrency. Many concurrent primitives of Kotlin, such as channels and suspending functions, are designed to be non-blocking and efficient. This allows for new approaches to concurrency and creates unique challenges for the design and implementation of concurrent code. Learning Concurrency in Kotlin addresses those challenges with real-life examples and exercises that take advantage of Kotlin’s primitives. Beginning with an introduction to Kotlin’s coroutines, you will learn how to write concurrent code and understand the fundamental concepts needed to be able to write multithreaded software in Kotlin. You’ll explore how to communicate between and synchronize your threads and coroutines to write asynchronous applications that are collaborative. You’ll also learn how to handle errors and exceptions, as well as how to leverage multi-core processing. In addition to this, you’ll delve into how coroutines work internally, allowing you to see the bigger picture. Throughout the book you’ll build an Android application – an RSS reader – designed and implemented according to the different topics covered in the book
#### What you will learn
* Understand Kotlin’s approach to concurrency
* Implement sequential and asynchronous suspending functions
* Create suspending data sources that are resumed on demand
* Explore the best practices for error handling
* Use channels to communicate between coroutines
* Uncover how coroutines work under the hood

#### Who this book is for
If you’re a Kotlin or Android developer interested in learning how to program concurrently to enhance the performance of your applications, this is the book for you.

**Take advantage of Kotlin’s concurrency primitives to write efficient multithreaded applications**
#### Key Features
* Learn Kotlin’s unique approach to multithreading
* Work through practical examples that will help you write concurrent non-blocking code
* Improve the overall execution speed in multiprocessor and multicore systems

#### Book Description
The primary requirements of modern-day applications are scalability, speed, and making the most use of hardware. Kotlin meets these requirements with its immense support for concurrency. Many concurrent primitives of Kotlin, such as channels and suspending functions, are designed to be non-blocking and efficient. This allows for new approaches to concurrency and creates unique challenges for the design and implementation of concurrent code. Learning Concurrency in Kotlin addresses those challenges with real-life examples and exercises that take advantage of Kotlin’s primitives. Beginning with an introduction to Kotlin’s coroutines, you will learn how to write concurrent code and understand the fundamental concepts needed to be able to write multithreaded software in Kotlin. You’ll explore how to communicate between and synchronize your threads and coroutines to write asynchronous applications that are collaborative. You’ll also learn how to handle errors and exceptions, as well as how to leverage multi-core processing. In addition to this, you’ll delve into how coroutines work internally, allowing you to see the bigger picture. Throughout the book you’ll build an Android application – an RSS reader – designed and implemented according to the different topics covered in the book
#### What you will learn
* Understand Kotlin’s approach to concurrency
* Implement sequential and asynchronous suspending functions
* Create suspending data sources that are resumed on demand
* Explore the best practices for error handling
* Use channels to communicate between coroutines
* Uncover how coroutines work under the hood

#### Who this book is for
If you’re a Kotlin or Android developer interested in learning how to program concurrently to enhance the performance of your applications, this is the book for you.

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Learning Computer Architecture With Raspberry Pi

Use your Raspberry Pi to get smart about computing fundamentals

In the 1980s, the tech revolution was kickstarted by a flood of relatively inexpensive, highly programmable computers like the Commodore. Now, a second revolution in computing is beginning with the Raspberry Pi. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is the premier guide to understanding the components of the most exciting tech product available. Thanks to this book, every Raspberry Pi owner can understand how the computer works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities.

Now, students, hackers, and casual users alike can discover how computers work with Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi. This book explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems. You’ll also learn how programming works and how the operating system relates to the Raspberry Pi’s physical components.

* Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this is a companion volume to the Raspberry Pi User Guide

* An affordable solution for learning about computer system design considerations and experimenting with low-level programming

* Understandable descriptions of the functions of memory storage, Ethernet, cameras, processors, and more

* Gain knowledge of computer design and operation in general by exploring the basic structure of the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi was created to bring forth a new generation of computer scientists, developers, and architects who understand the inner workings of the computers that have become essential to our daily lives. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is your gateway to the world of computer system design.

(source: Bol.com)

Use your Raspberry Pi to get smart about computing fundamentals

In the 1980s, the tech revolution was kickstarted by a flood of relatively inexpensive, highly programmable computers like the Commodore. Now, a second revolution in computing is beginning with the Raspberry Pi. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is the premier guide to understanding the components of the most exciting tech product available. Thanks to this book, every Raspberry Pi owner can understand how the computer works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities.

Now, students, hackers, and casual users alike can discover how computers work with Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi. This book explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems. You’ll also learn how programming works and how the operating system relates to the Raspberry Pi’s physical components.

* Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this is a companion volume to the Raspberry Pi User Guide

* An affordable solution for learning about computer system design considerations and experimenting with low-level programming

* Understandable descriptions of the functions of memory storage, Ethernet, cameras, processors, and more

* Gain knowledge of computer design and operation in general by exploring the basic structure of the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi was created to bring forth a new generation of computer scientists, developers, and architects who understand the inner workings of the computers that have become essential to our daily lives. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is your gateway to the world of computer system design.

(source: Bol.com)

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The Last Titan

Magic. Mayhem. Mother’s blood.
The Earth is singing and nobody knows why.
It is a sound that calls to the old ones; the long dormant or hidden deities, beings with powers spoken of only in myths and stories.
What does it mean? And why are they all coming to Angel’s Keep for an answer?
Demon Queen Sapphira and her wife Queen Giulia are getting ready for a huge change in their lives, something that neither of them yet feel ready for, and the last thing on our fallen angel’s mind is to take to the battlefield to fight an ancient goddess.
With modern Rome in the background, the last remaining Titan will battle an Olympian and it will take someone with the bravest heart of all to put everything right: Angels don’t have doubts – so stop crying and pick up your sword.

Magic. Mayhem. Mother’s blood.
The Earth is singing and nobody knows why.
It is a sound that calls to the old ones; the long dormant or hidden deities, beings with powers spoken of only in myths and stories.
What does it mean? And why are they all coming to Angel’s Keep for an answer?
Demon Queen Sapphira and her wife Queen Giulia are getting ready for a huge change in their lives, something that neither of them yet feel ready for, and the last thing on our fallen angel’s mind is to take to the battlefield to fight an ancient goddess.
With modern Rome in the background, the last remaining Titan will battle an Olympian and it will take someone with the bravest heart of all to put everything right: Angels don’t have doubts – so stop crying and pick up your sword.

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The Last Battle

For the first time, an edition of Lewis’s classic fantasy fiction packaged specifically for adults. Complementing the look of the author’s non-fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive “P.S.” section about the history of the book, plus a round-up of the first six titles. The last days of Narnia, and all hope seems lost as lies and treachery interweave to threaten the destruction of everything. As the battle lines are drawn, old friends are summoned back to Narnia, though none can predict the outcome in this magnificent ending to the famous series. On 9 December 2005, Andrew (Shrek) Adamson’s live-action film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film franchise of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. The second film is already in development. Sporting breathtaking new photographic covers, these new adult editions of the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Re-live your childhood fantasies or discover for the first time what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour some of the best-loved stories ever written. **

For the first time, an edition of Lewis’s classic fantasy fiction packaged specifically for adults. Complementing the look of the author’s non-fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive “P.S.” section about the history of the book, plus a round-up of the first six titles. The last days of Narnia, and all hope seems lost as lies and treachery interweave to threaten the destruction of everything. As the battle lines are drawn, old friends are summoned back to Narnia, though none can predict the outcome in this magnificent ending to the famous series. On 9 December 2005, Andrew (Shrek) Adamson’s live-action film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film franchise of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. The second film is already in development. Sporting breathtaking new photographic covers, these new adult editions of the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Re-live your childhood fantasies or discover for the first time what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour some of the best-loved stories ever written. **

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The Lady of the Lake

After walking through a portal in the Tower of the Swallow, thus narrowly escaping death, the Witcher girl, Ciri, finds herself in a completely different world… a world of the Elves. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions – and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war.

After walking through a portal in the Tower of the Swallow, thus narrowly escaping death, the Witcher girl, Ciri, finds herself in a completely different world… a world of the Elves. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions – and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war.

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L’architettura Metafisica Dell’Antico Egitto

Applicazioni della geometria sacra e misticismo dei numeri nei templi egiziani per generare energia cosmica Il libro rivela le conoscenze degli antichi Egizi sulla proporzione armonica, la geometria sacra e il misticismo numerico, come si evince da testi, templi, tombe, arte, geroglifici ecc. che ne attraversano la storia. Spiega il modo in cui gli Egizi progettavano gli edifici per generare energia cosmica e l’applicazione mistica dei numeri nelle loro opere. L’opera illustra dettagliatamente la proporzione armonica di circa 20 edifici dell’Antico Egitto nel corso della storia documentata.Questo libro è diviso in tre parti per un totale di 10 capitoli.Parte I: Concetti d’architettura – Funzioni e forme comprende i capitoli 1 e 2:Capitolo 1: Il canone architettonico tratta le profonde convinzioni degli Egizi di “come sopra così sotto” e della sua applicazione all’arte e all’architettura egiziana, l’esistenza e l’adesione a un codice di realizzazione divino, così come l’utilizzo di piani di progettazione e costruzione prima [e inoltre] durante le fasi di costruzione, che si estesero per diversi secoli per grandi progetti.Capitolo 2: I templi egizi delle forze divine tratta la funzione principale dei templi egizi, cioè la generazione divina, la struttura generale concettuale del tempio, il progetto metafisico del condotto a imbuto, l’importanza generativa dei modelli di giunzione, la protezione fisica/metafisica dei muri esterni e le origini delle fondamenta organiche del tempio egizio.Parte II: La manifestazione fisica dei concetti metafisici comprende sei capitoli, dal 3 all’8:Capitolo 3: Le forme di componenti architettonici delle funzioni metafisiche tratta le diverse forme architettoniche come manifestazione delle loro corrispondenti funzioni [sia fisiche che metafisiche] per le “false porte”, i pannelli a muro, le colonne e i pilastri, i capitelli di colonne, i portici, i peristili, le formazioni di colonnati in quattro luoghi diversi, gli obelischi, le statue, le varie forme di tetto (piano, a due spioventi, a falsa volta, ad arco e a volta), i dettagli stilistici architettonici (architrave, cornice e toro) e le decorazioni e gli ornamenti stilistici come i soffitti stellati, le decorazioni floreali e geometriche, una combinazione di questi due o di tutti e tre, il motivo guilloché (erroneamente chiamato bordo toscano), lo chevron e le volute.Capitolo 4: Le principali forme/strutture geometriche tratta i principi e l’applicazione della geometria sacra dell’Architettura Divina, la sacra corda egiziana [strumento], la disposizione generale di un campione di forme geometriche, il cerchio sacro come archetipo della creazione, la quadratura del cerchio, i triangoli primari e le piramidi in combinazione 3D dei triangoli rettangoli.Capitolo 5: I rettangoli generatori di radice quadrata – I “numeri irrazionali” tratta i rettangoli generatori di radice come l’ipotenusa dei triangoli rettangoli, iniziando da un quadrato e generando le radici quadrate di 2, 3 e 5; la formazione dei solidi cosmici; la creazione della sezione aurea a partire da un rettangolo radice di 5; la costruzione di spirali quadrate che ruotano; e un’applicazione esemplificativa di questa forma di progetto dinamico in quattro siti di monumenti dell’Antico Egitto.Capitolo 6: La progressione aritmetica generativa tratta il ruolo dei numeri in quanto generatori di crescita e progressione ordinata, la sequenza numerica e la sezione aurea, nonché la proporzione cosmica della figura umana.Capitolo 7: Il progetto armonico combinato, aritmetico e grafico, degli edifici egizi tratta la combinazione degli elementi aritmetici e grafici in un progetto armonico delle parti e dell’insieme di un tempio egizio, che comprende: assi attivi, punti significativi, triangoli telescopici, e perimetri rettangolari sia nei piani orizzontali che verticali.Capitolo 8: Analisi armonica delle opere dell’Antico Egitto tratta diversi esempi nell’Antico Egitto di tutte le epoche e su tutto il territorio, mostrando le applicazioni egiziane degli elementi di progettazione discussi in questo libro. Gli esempi includono templi, tombe, piramidi, santuari, capitelli di colonne, stele, piloni e porte.Parte III: Le comunicazioni animate comprende i capitoli 12 e 13:Capitolo 9: Le immagini metafisiche animate sui muri tratta il significato metafisico delle decorazioni murali e le spiegazioni di varie raffigurazioni.Capitolo 10: Le attività umane tratta il ruolo degli uomini nell’attivazione, mantenimento e partecipazione a vari rituali e feste, nonché nella disattivazione dei poteri del tempio quando i templi e l’intero Egitto sono sotto assedio.

Applicazioni della geometria sacra e misticismo dei numeri nei templi egiziani per generare energia cosmica Il libro rivela le conoscenze degli antichi Egizi sulla proporzione armonica, la geometria sacra e il misticismo numerico, come si evince da testi, templi, tombe, arte, geroglifici ecc. che ne attraversano la storia. Spiega il modo in cui gli Egizi progettavano gli edifici per generare energia cosmica e l’applicazione mistica dei numeri nelle loro opere. L’opera illustra dettagliatamente la proporzione armonica di circa 20 edifici dell’Antico Egitto nel corso della storia documentata.Questo libro è diviso in tre parti per un totale di 10 capitoli.Parte I: Concetti d’architettura – Funzioni e forme comprende i capitoli 1 e 2:Capitolo 1: Il canone architettonico tratta le profonde convinzioni degli Egizi di “come sopra così sotto” e della sua applicazione all’arte e all’architettura egiziana, l’esistenza e l’adesione a un codice di realizzazione divino, così come l’utilizzo di piani di progettazione e costruzione prima [e inoltre] durante le fasi di costruzione, che si estesero per diversi secoli per grandi progetti.Capitolo 2: I templi egizi delle forze divine tratta la funzione principale dei templi egizi, cioè la generazione divina, la struttura generale concettuale del tempio, il progetto metafisico del condotto a imbuto, l’importanza generativa dei modelli di giunzione, la protezione fisica/metafisica dei muri esterni e le origini delle fondamenta organiche del tempio egizio.Parte II: La manifestazione fisica dei concetti metafisici comprende sei capitoli, dal 3 all’8:Capitolo 3: Le forme di componenti architettonici delle funzioni metafisiche tratta le diverse forme architettoniche come manifestazione delle loro corrispondenti funzioni [sia fisiche che metafisiche] per le “false porte”, i pannelli a muro, le colonne e i pilastri, i capitelli di colonne, i portici, i peristili, le formazioni di colonnati in quattro luoghi diversi, gli obelischi, le statue, le varie forme di tetto (piano, a due spioventi, a falsa volta, ad arco e a volta), i dettagli stilistici architettonici (architrave, cornice e toro) e le decorazioni e gli ornamenti stilistici come i soffitti stellati, le decorazioni floreali e geometriche, una combinazione di questi due o di tutti e tre, il motivo guilloché (erroneamente chiamato bordo toscano), lo chevron e le volute.Capitolo 4: Le principali forme/strutture geometriche tratta i principi e l’applicazione della geometria sacra dell’Architettura Divina, la sacra corda egiziana [strumento], la disposizione generale di un campione di forme geometriche, il cerchio sacro come archetipo della creazione, la quadratura del cerchio, i triangoli primari e le piramidi in combinazione 3D dei triangoli rettangoli.Capitolo 5: I rettangoli generatori di radice quadrata – I “numeri irrazionali” tratta i rettangoli generatori di radice come l’ipotenusa dei triangoli rettangoli, iniziando da un quadrato e generando le radici quadrate di 2, 3 e 5; la formazione dei solidi cosmici; la creazione della sezione aurea a partire da un rettangolo radice di 5; la costruzione di spirali quadrate che ruotano; e un’applicazione esemplificativa di questa forma di progetto dinamico in quattro siti di monumenti dell’Antico Egitto.Capitolo 6: La progressione aritmetica generativa tratta il ruolo dei numeri in quanto generatori di crescita e progressione ordinata, la sequenza numerica e la sezione aurea, nonché la proporzione cosmica della figura umana.Capitolo 7: Il progetto armonico combinato, aritmetico e grafico, degli edifici egizi tratta la combinazione degli elementi aritmetici e grafici in un progetto armonico delle parti e dell’insieme di un tempio egizio, che comprende: assi attivi, punti significativi, triangoli telescopici, e perimetri rettangolari sia nei piani orizzontali che verticali.Capitolo 8: Analisi armonica delle opere dell’Antico Egitto tratta diversi esempi nell’Antico Egitto di tutte le epoche e su tutto il territorio, mostrando le applicazioni egiziane degli elementi di progettazione discussi in questo libro. Gli esempi includono templi, tombe, piramidi, santuari, capitelli di colonne, stele, piloni e porte.Parte III: Le comunicazioni animate comprende i capitoli 12 e 13:Capitolo 9: Le immagini metafisiche animate sui muri tratta il significato metafisico delle decorazioni murali e le spiegazioni di varie raffigurazioni.Capitolo 10: Le attività umane tratta il ruolo degli uomini nell’attivazione, mantenimento e partecipazione a vari rituali e feste, nonché nella disattivazione dei poteri del tempio quando i templi e l’intero Egitto sono sotto assedio.

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Know This

**Today’s most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you *must* understand.** Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world — whether it’s advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations of neuroscience, psychology, physics, economics, anthropology, climatology, or genetics. And yet amid the flood of information today, it’s often difficult to recognize the truly revolutionary ideas that will have lasting impact. In the spirit of identifying the most significant new theories and discoveries, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org (“The world’s smartest website” — *The Guardian* ), asked 198 of the finest minds *What do you consider the most interesting recent scientific news? What makes it important?* Pulitzer Prize-winning author of *Guns, Germs, and Steel* **Jared Diamond** on the best way to understand complex problems * author of *Seven Brief Lessons on Physics* **Carlo Rovelli** on the mystery of black holes * Harvard psychologist **Steven Pinker** on the quantification of human progress * TED Talks curator **Chris J. Anderson** on the growth of the global brain * Harvard cosmologist **Lisa Randall** on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries * Nobel Prize-winning physicist **Frank Wilczek** on why the twenty-first century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter * philosopher **Rebecca Newberger Goldstein** on the underestimation of female genius * music legend **Peter Gabriel** on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality * Princeton physicist **Freeman Dyson** on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus Nobel laureate **John C. Mather** , Sun Microsystems cofounder **Bill Joy** , *Wired* founding editor **Kevin Kelly** , psychologist **Alison Gopnik** , *Genome* author **Matt Ridley** , Harvard geneticist **George Church** , *Why Does the World Exist?* author **Jim Holt** , anthropologist **Helen Fisher** , and more.

**Today’s most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you *must* understand.** Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world — whether it’s advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations of neuroscience, psychology, physics, economics, anthropology, climatology, or genetics. And yet amid the flood of information today, it’s often difficult to recognize the truly revolutionary ideas that will have lasting impact. In the spirit of identifying the most significant new theories and discoveries, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org (“The world’s smartest website” — *The Guardian* ), asked 198 of the finest minds *What do you consider the most interesting recent scientific news? What makes it important?* Pulitzer Prize-winning author of *Guns, Germs, and Steel* **Jared Diamond** on the best way to understand complex problems * author of *Seven Brief Lessons on Physics* **Carlo Rovelli** on the mystery of black holes * Harvard psychologist **Steven Pinker** on the quantification of human progress * TED Talks curator **Chris J. Anderson** on the growth of the global brain * Harvard cosmologist **Lisa Randall** on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries * Nobel Prize-winning physicist **Frank Wilczek** on why the twenty-first century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter * philosopher **Rebecca Newberger Goldstein** on the underestimation of female genius * music legend **Peter Gabriel** on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality * Princeton physicist **Freeman Dyson** on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus Nobel laureate **John C. Mather** , Sun Microsystems cofounder **Bill Joy** , *Wired* founding editor **Kevin Kelly** , psychologist **Alison Gopnik** , *Genome* author **Matt Ridley** , Harvard geneticist **George Church** , *Why Does the World Exist?* author **Jim Holt** , anthropologist **Helen Fisher** , and more.

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KnockoutJS Essentials

**Implement a successful JavaScript-rich application with KnockoutJS, jQuery, and Bootstrap** About This Book Create rich Internet applications using JavaScript In a step-by-step manner, explore how to customize and extend KnockoutJS to take your app to the next level Great examples show how KnockoutJS can simplify your code and make it more robust Who This Book Is For
If you are a JavaScript developer who has been using DOM manipulation libraries such as Mootools or Scriptaculous, and you want go further in modern JavaScript development with a simple and well-documented library, then this book is for you. Learning how to use Knockout will be perfect as your next step towards building JavaScript applications that respond to user interaction.
What You Will Learn Organize and maintain your code when applications begin to grow Get to know JavaScript patterns and best practices to keep your code readable Bind JavaScript objects and DOM elements with practical examples Integrate and manage events to give the user a better experience Extend the framework to create your own components Create a single-page application using the Durandal JavaScript framework Split your application in modules to keep it engrossing and maintainable Manage templates to keep your HTML as simple as possible In Detail
KnockoutJS is a Model View ViewModel (MVVM) framework that allows you to simplify the design of complex user. Knockout makes data manipulation simple and leads to maintainable web applications.
KnockoutJS Essentials gives you an insight into the best practices when designing and building MVVM web applications using the KnockoutJS framework. Packed with real-world tasks, this book starts with an introduction to the Knockout library, helping you make organizational and design decisions. You get a walk-through of the key concepts and terms that are common to development of Knockout applications. Finally, you will learn about the full-stack Knockout framework DurandalJS, which will give you all the tools you need to write complete single-page applications.

**Implement a successful JavaScript-rich application with KnockoutJS, jQuery, and Bootstrap** About This Book Create rich Internet applications using JavaScript In a step-by-step manner, explore how to customize and extend KnockoutJS to take your app to the next level Great examples show how KnockoutJS can simplify your code and make it more robust Who This Book Is For
If you are a JavaScript developer who has been using DOM manipulation libraries such as Mootools or Scriptaculous, and you want go further in modern JavaScript development with a simple and well-documented library, then this book is for you. Learning how to use Knockout will be perfect as your next step towards building JavaScript applications that respond to user interaction.
What You Will Learn Organize and maintain your code when applications begin to grow Get to know JavaScript patterns and best practices to keep your code readable Bind JavaScript objects and DOM elements with practical examples Integrate and manage events to give the user a better experience Extend the framework to create your own components Create a single-page application using the Durandal JavaScript framework Split your application in modules to keep it engrossing and maintainable Manage templates to keep your HTML as simple as possible In Detail
KnockoutJS is a Model View ViewModel (MVVM) framework that allows you to simplify the design of complex user. Knockout makes data manipulation simple and leads to maintainable web applications.
KnockoutJS Essentials gives you an insight into the best practices when designing and building MVVM web applications using the KnockoutJS framework. Packed with real-world tasks, this book starts with an introduction to the Knockout library, helping you make organizational and design decisions. You get a walk-through of the key concepts and terms that are common to development of Knockout applications. Finally, you will learn about the full-stack Knockout framework DurandalJS, which will give you all the tools you need to write complete single-page applications.

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A Knight of Her Dreams

Lady Rowena has never known love. Not until she spends one glorious night with the soldier Roget.
Roget has sworn to be her man, body and soul, but by being with him she is risking her life. And yet will one night be enough?

Lady Rowena has never known love. Not until she spends one glorious night with the soldier Roget.
Roget has sworn to be her man, body and soul, but by being with him she is risking her life. And yet will one night be enough?

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Kissing Kris Kringle

Kris Kringle is just an average guy living in the tiny town of North Pole, Maine where Christmas isn’t just a holiday—it’s a way of life. But not for Kris. He might be named after the big guy in red, but Kris is more Scrooge than Santa.

Until he wakes up from a night of partying with his friends to find himself in possession of a Santa suit, a toy bag and a puppy. Kris soon discovers that he’s been relegated to Santa’s naughty list and there’s only one way to get his name removed….put on the suit and spread some cheer.

Lucky for Kris every cloud has a silver snowflake and his quest to get off that list lands him in the arms of the woman he’s been lusting after for years.

It takes a little magic, but Kris is about to get everything he didn’t even know he wanted for Christmas.

THE SECRET SANTAS HOLIDAY COLLECTION
‘Tis the season for heroes and love stories that will make you believe…

Book One: KISSING KRIS KRINGLE by Erin Quinn
Book Two: NAUGHTY ST. NICK by Calisa Fox
Book Three: ROMANCING RUDY RAINDEAR by Mary Leo
(source: Bol.com)

Kris Kringle is just an average guy living in the tiny town of North Pole, Maine where Christmas isn’t just a holiday—it’s a way of life. But not for Kris. He might be named after the big guy in red, but Kris is more Scrooge than Santa.

Until he wakes up from a night of partying with his friends to find himself in possession of a Santa suit, a toy bag and a puppy. Kris soon discovers that he’s been relegated to Santa’s naughty list and there’s only one way to get his name removed….put on the suit and spread some cheer.

Lucky for Kris every cloud has a silver snowflake and his quest to get off that list lands him in the arms of the woman he’s been lusting after for years.

It takes a little magic, but Kris is about to get everything he didn’t even know he wanted for Christmas.

THE SECRET SANTAS HOLIDAY COLLECTION
‘Tis the season for heroes and love stories that will make you believe…

Book One: KISSING KRIS KRINGLE by Erin Quinn
Book Two: NAUGHTY ST. NICK by Calisa Fox
Book Three: ROMANCING RUDY RAINDEAR by Mary Leo
(source: Bol.com)

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Junkers Season Two

It was supposed to be the happiest place on the whole wide planet. It was supposed to be a place where every child’s favorite characters came to life. And, it was, until those characters went nuts and started killing everyone. Then it wasn’t so happy. Ten years later Jake and his team of robot reclamation specialists are heading to the island theme park to confront the evil machines, discover Kat’s connection to the disaster and boost the flagging ratings on their reality show, Scrappers. Fearless Monkeynauts, overly friendly Bearberry Bears, feuding Presidents, Dinosty Warriors, fairy tale legends and more populate the abandoned park and only the Junkers are brave enough, or dumb enough, to go for a visit. Join Jake, Hailey, Kat, Savant, Mason and, of course, Glitch as they try to uncover the mystery of what they call The Tragic Kingdom.

It was supposed to be the happiest place on the whole wide planet. It was supposed to be a place where every child’s favorite characters came to life. And, it was, until those characters went nuts and started killing everyone. Then it wasn’t so happy. Ten years later Jake and his team of robot reclamation specialists are heading to the island theme park to confront the evil machines, discover Kat’s connection to the disaster and boost the flagging ratings on their reality show, Scrappers. Fearless Monkeynauts, overly friendly Bearberry Bears, feuding Presidents, Dinosty Warriors, fairy tale legends and more populate the abandoned park and only the Junkers are brave enough, or dumb enough, to go for a visit. Join Jake, Hailey, Kat, Savant, Mason and, of course, Glitch as they try to uncover the mystery of what they call The Tragic Kingdom.

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Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine

From an Epic Award winning author comes a sprawling tale of brass buttons, ray guns, and two-fisted adventure! In an alternate empire filled with mechanical men, women scientists, and fantastic contraptions powered by steam, a high ranking officer in the Victoriana Defense League betrays his country when he steals an airship and awakens an alien weapon that will soon hatch into a walking factory of death. Commander Jeremiah Willstone and her team must race through time in a desperate bid to stop the traitor’s plan to use the alien weapon to overthrow the world’s social order. With time running out, Jeremiah may have to sacrifice everything she is to save everyone she loves. “Addictive, sassy, sexy, funny, intense, brilliant.” -Bitten By Books, on *Frost Moon* Epic Award winner Anthony Francis writes the Dakota Frost, Skindancer series and the Jeremiah Willstone series while working on robots for “the Search Engine Which Starts with a ‘G’.”

From an Epic Award winning author comes a sprawling tale of brass buttons, ray guns, and two-fisted adventure! In an alternate empire filled with mechanical men, women scientists, and fantastic contraptions powered by steam, a high ranking officer in the Victoriana Defense League betrays his country when he steals an airship and awakens an alien weapon that will soon hatch into a walking factory of death. Commander Jeremiah Willstone and her team must race through time in a desperate bid to stop the traitor’s plan to use the alien weapon to overthrow the world’s social order. With time running out, Jeremiah may have to sacrifice everything she is to save everyone she loves. “Addictive, sassy, sexy, funny, intense, brilliant.” -Bitten By Books, on *Frost Moon* Epic Award winner Anthony Francis writes the Dakota Frost, Skindancer series and the Jeremiah Willstone series while working on robots for “the Search Engine Which Starts with a ‘G’.”

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Jax’s Cowboy Hero

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Cowboy Romance, M/M, HEA] Jax Hogan’s life is turned upside down after receiving a call from his estranged brother asking him to return to the ranch he’d once called home to see to their ailing mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He’s hesitant since he ran away as a teen after facing years of abuse at his dad’s hands. But his dad is now dead and after much thought, he decides it’s in his best interest to return home to face and confront the scars of his past. Wesley Saunders is the man in charge. He manages the ranch efficiently, but when it comes to his personal life, things are perpetually in disarray. The rough and tumble cowboy has had one nightstands, but never anything more until the cute and sexy Jax steps into his world, shaking it to the core. After a big loss jars them all, Jax decides to return to his old life back in the city leaving Wesley behind. It feels like the right thing to do at the time, but is it? When love comes knocking on his door literally, Jax is forced to make a big decision. Will he make the right one or is he destined to be alone for the rest of his life? **A Siren Erotic Romance**
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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Cowboy Romance, M/M, HEA] Jax Hogan’s life is turned upside down after receiving a call from his estranged brother asking him to return to the ranch he’d once called home to see to their ailing mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He’s hesitant since he ran away as a teen after facing years of abuse at his dad’s hands. But his dad is now dead and after much thought, he decides it’s in his best interest to return home to face and confront the scars of his past. Wesley Saunders is the man in charge. He manages the ranch efficiently, but when it comes to his personal life, things are perpetually in disarray. The rough and tumble cowboy has had one nightstands, but never anything more until the cute and sexy Jax steps into his world, shaking it to the core. After a big loss jars them all, Jax decides to return to his old life back in the city leaving Wesley behind. It feels like the right thing to do at the time, but is it? When love comes knocking on his door literally, Jax is forced to make a big decision. Will he make the right one or is he destined to be alone for the rest of his life? ** A Siren Erotic Romance

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Cowboy Romance, M/M, HEA] Jax Hogan’s life is turned upside down after receiving a call from his estranged brother asking him to return to the ranch he’d once called home to see to their ailing mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He’s hesitant since he ran away as a teen after facing years of abuse at his dad’s hands. But his dad is now dead and after much thought, he decides it’s in his best interest to return home to face and confront the scars of his past. Wesley Saunders is the man in charge. He manages the ranch efficiently, but when it comes to his personal life, things are perpetually in disarray. The rough and tumble cowboy has had one nightstands, but never anything more until the cute and sexy Jax steps into his world, shaking it to the core. After a big loss jars them all, Jax decides to return to his old life back in the city leaving Wesley behind. It feels like the right thing to do at the time, but is it? When love comes knocking on his door literally, Jax is forced to make a big decision. Will he make the right one or is he destined to be alone for the rest of his life? **A Siren Erotic Romance**
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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Cowboy Romance, M/M, HEA] Jax Hogan’s life is turned upside down after receiving a call from his estranged brother asking him to return to the ranch he’d once called home to see to their ailing mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He’s hesitant since he ran away as a teen after facing years of abuse at his dad’s hands. But his dad is now dead and after much thought, he decides it’s in his best interest to return home to face and confront the scars of his past. Wesley Saunders is the man in charge. He manages the ranch efficiently, but when it comes to his personal life, things are perpetually in disarray. The rough and tumble cowboy has had one nightstands, but never anything more until the cute and sexy Jax steps into his world, shaking it to the core. After a big loss jars them all, Jax decides to return to his old life back in the city leaving Wesley behind. It feels like the right thing to do at the time, but is it? When love comes knocking on his door literally, Jax is forced to make a big decision. Will he make the right one or is he destined to be alone for the rest of his life? ** A Siren Erotic Romance

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