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The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling

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The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #3) by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit — almost — as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York’s Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don’t always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie’s forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it.
Now a collector is offering Bernie an opportunity to combine his twin passions by stealing a very rare and very bad book-length poem from a rich man’s library.
The heist goes off without a hitch. The delivery of the ill-gotten volume, however, is a different story. Drugged by the client’s female go-between, Bernie wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, a smoking gun in his hand, and the cops at the door. And suddenly he’s got to extricate himself from a rather sticky real-life murder mystery and find a killer — before he’s booked for Murder One.

The Burglar on the Prowl

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The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #10) by Lawrence Block
Acclaimed *New York Times* bestselling author Lawrence Block returns with one of his most inspired and popular characters: the extraordinary Bernie Rhodenbarr.
Sophisticated yet down-to-earth, philosophical yet practical, Bernie is a gentleman who knows and loves his territory, the gloriously diverse and electric streets of Manhattan. He is minding his own business when he’s asked for a favor — a neat, uncomplicated bit of vengeful larceny that will reap a tidy profit — an offer the intrepid thief can’t refuse.
But with a few days to go before the crime, Bernie gets restless. So what does a burglar do to change his mood? Go on the prowl, of course. This bit of prowling lands Bernie in a pile of trouble that includes four murders and the burglary of his own home. Caught in the center of a deadly mystery, Bernie must use his wits and wiles to connect the dots and add up the coincidences. Because if he doesn’t catch a killer, he’ll lose not only his freedom but his life.

The Burglar in the Rye

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The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #9) by Lawrence Block
Gulliver Fairborn’s novel, *Nobody’s Baby*, changed Bernie Rhodenbarr’s life. And now pretty Alice Cottrell, Fairborn’s one-time paramour, wants the bookselling, book-loving burglar to break into a room in New York’s teeth-achingly charming Paddington Hotel and purloin some of the writer’s very personal letters before an unscrupulous agent can sell them. Here’s an opportunity to use his unique talents in the service of the revered, famously reclusive author. But when Bernie gets there, the agent is dead . . . and Bernie’s wanted for murder. (He *really* hates when that happens!)
Perhaps it’s karmic payback; Bernie *did* help himself to a ruby necklace on his way out. (But it *was* lying there. And he *is* a burglar.) Now he’s in even hotter water. And he’ll need to use every trick in the book—maybe going so far as to entice the hermitic Fairborn himself out of seclusion—to bring this increasingly twisted plot to a satisfying denouement.

Burglar in the Library

The Burglar in the Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #8) by Lawrence Block
Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr rarely ventures out of Manhattan, but he’s excited about the romantic getaway he has planned for himself and current lady love Lettice at the Cuttleford House, a remote upstate b&b. Unfortunately, Lettice has a prior engagement—she’s getting married . . . and *not* to Bernie—so he decides to take best buddy Carolyn instead. A restful respite from the big city’s bustle would be too good to waste. Besides, there’s a very valuable first edition shelved in the Cuttleford’s library that Bernie’s just itching to get his hands on. Did we neglect to mention that Bernie’s a burglar?
But first he’s got to get around a very dead body on the library floor. The plot’s thickened by an isolating snowstorm, downed phone lines, the surprise arrival of Lettice and her reprehensible new hubby, *and* a steadily increasing corpse count. And it’s Bernie who’ll have to figure out whodunit . . . or die.

The Burglar in the Closet

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The Burglar in the Closet (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #2) by Lawrence Block
It’s hard to ignore someone with his hands in your mouth. Bernie Rhodenbarr’s all ears when Dr. Sheldrake, his dentist, starts complaining about his detestable, soon-to-be-ex wife, and happens to mention the valuable diamonds she keeps lying around the apartment. Since Bernie’s been known to supplement his income as a bookstore owner with the not-so-occasional bout of high-rise burglary, a couple of nights later he’s in the Sheldrake apartment with larceny on his mind — and has to duck into a closet when the lady of the house makes an unexpected entrance. Unfortunately he’s still there when an unseen assailant does Mrs. Sheldrake in . . . and then vanishes with the jewels.
Bernie’s got to come out of the closet some time. But when he does, he’ll be facing a rap for a murder he didn’t commit — and for a burglary he certainly attempted — unless he can hunt down the killer who left him hanging.

Bulletproof: The Cookbook

**The Bulletproof Way of Life: More Butter, Less Exercise and Better Sleep for the Body and Brain You Deserve**
In his #1 *New York Times* bestseller, *The Bulletproof Diet*, Dave Asprey shows how ditching traditional “diet” thinking can help you lose weight, boost your IQ and increase your energy. From Silicon Valley to Hollywood to New York City, hundreds of thousands of Americans start their day with Bulletproof Coffee and have embraced the Bulletproof way as a blueprint for a better life. Now, in his companion cookbook, Asprey provides over one hundred easy and delicious recipes to help you shed pounds, reduce inflammation, build lean muscle and feel better than ever.
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Bullet

Watch a video ** *The music came back up and the next group of little girls, slightly older, came out. There was a lot of that in the next hour and change. I liked dance, and it was no reflection on the kids, but my will to live began to seep away on about the fifth group of sequined children… * **
Anita Blake is back in St. Louis and trying to live a normal life-as normal as possible for someone who is a legal vampire executioner and a U. S. Marshal. There are lovers, friends and their children, school programs to attend. In the midst of all the ordinary happiness a vampire from Anita’s past reaches out. She was supposed to be dead, killed in an explosion, but the Mother of All Darkness is the first vampire, their dark creator. It’s hard to kill a god. This dark goddess has reached out to her here-in St. Louis, home of everyone Anita loves most. The Mother of All Darkness has decided she has to act now or never, to control Anita, and all the vampires in America.
The Mother of All Darkness believes that the triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude with Anita and the werewolf Richard Zeeman has enough power for her to regain a body and to immigrate to the New World. But the body she wants to possess is already taken. Anita is about to learn a whole new meaning to sharing her body, one that has nothing to do with the bedroom. And if the Mother of All Darkness can’t succeed in taking over Anita’s body for herself, she means to see that no one else has the use of it, ever again. Even Belle Morte, not always a friend to Anita, has sent word: “Run if you can…”

Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures

The wonders of engineering revealed–by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building.While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we’ve walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature’s precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

Building Web Applications With Flask

About This Book
* Learn how to use forms, authentication, and authorization control through extensions, and provide a robust, safe web experience for the client
* Free yourself from the SQL vs NoSQL paradigm and use the technology that best fits your needs
* Add powerful concepts like TDD and BDD to your range of testing skills
Who This Book Is For
If you are a Python web developer who wants to learn more about developing applications in Flask and scaling them with industry-standard practices, this is the book for you.
In Detail
Flask is a powerful web framework that helps you build great projects using your favorite tools. Flask takes the flexible Python programming language and provides a simple template for web development. Once imported into Python, Flask can be used to save time building web applications. It goes against the flow with the microframework concept, leaving most of the architecture choices to the developer. Through its great API, extensions, and powerful patterns, Flask helps you create simple projects in minutes and complex ones as soon as possible.
From the beginning, Building Web Applications with Flask shows you how to utilize Flask’s concepts, extensions, and components to create engaging, full-featured web projects. You’ll learn how to properly handle forms using WTForms, devise convenient templates with Jinja2 tags and macros, use NoSQL and SQL databases to store user data, test your projects with features and unit tests, create powerful authentication and user authorization, as well as administrative interfaces with ease, and more.
As Flask does not enforce an architectural recipe, neither do we! This book makes no coding assumptions on how you should code, leaving you free to experiment.

Building Smart LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots

Build and program smart robots with the EV3.
Key Features

* Efficiently build smart robots with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

* Discover building techniques and programming concepts that are used by engineers to prototype robots in the real world

* This project-based guide will teach you how to build exciting projects such as the objecta-tracking tank, ultimate all-terrain vehicle, remote control race car, or even a GPS-navigating autonomous vehicle

Book Description

Smart robots are an ever-increasing part of our daily lives. With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, you can now prototype your very own small-scale smart robot that uses specialized programming and hardware to complete a mission. EV3 is a robotics platform for enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels that makes prototyping robots accessible to all.

This book will walk you through six different projects that range from intermediate to advanced level. The projects will show you building and programming techniques that are used by engineers in the real world, which will help you build your own smart robot.

You’ll see how to make the most of the EV3 robotics platform and build some awesome smart robots. The book starts by introducing some real-world examples of smart robots. Then, we’ll walk you through six different projects and explain the features that allow these robots to make intelligent decisions. The book will guide you as you build your own object-tracking tank, a box-climbing robot, an interactive robotic shark, a quirky bipedal robot, a speedy remote control race car, and a GPS-navigating robot.

By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills necessary to build and program your own smart robots with EV3.
What you will learn

* Understand the characteristics that make a robot smart

* Grasp proportional beacon following and use proximity sensors to track an object

* Discover how mechanisms such as rack-and-pinion and the worm gear work

* Program a custom GUI to make a robot more user friendly

* Make a fun and quirky interactive robot that has its own personality

* Get to know the principles of remote control and programming car-style steering

* Understand some of the mechanisms that enable a car to drive

* Navigate to a destination with a GPS receiver

Who this book is for

This book is for hobbyists, robotic engineers, and programmers who understand the basics of the EV3 programming language and are familiar with building with LEGO Technic and want to try some advanced projects. If you want to learn some new engineering techniques and take your experience with the EV3 to the next level, then this book is for you.

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Building Serverless Applications With Python

Building efficient Python applications at minimal cost by adopting serverless architectures Key Features Design and set up a data flow between cloud services and custom business logic Make your applications efficient and reliable using serverless architecture Build and deploy scalable serverless Python APIs Book DescriptionServerless architectures allow you to build and run applications and services without having to manage the infrastructure. Many companies have adopted this architecture to save cost and improve scalability. This book will help you design serverless architectures for your applications with AWS and Python. The book is divided into three modules. The first module explains the fundamentals of serverless architecture and how AWS lambda functions work. In the next module, you will learn to build, release, and deploy your application to production. You will also learn to log and test your application. In the third module, we will take you through advanced topics such as building a serverless API for your application. You will also learn to troubleshoot and monitor your app and master AWS lambda programming concepts with API references. Moving on, you will also learn how to scale up serverless applications and handle distributed serverless systems in production. By the end of the book, you will be equipped with the knowledge required to build scalable and cost-efficient Python applications with a serverless framework. What you will learn Understand how AWS Lambda and Microsoft Azure Functions work and use them to create an application Explore various triggers and how to select them, based on the problem statement Build deployment packages for Lambda functions Master the finer details about building Lambda functions and versioning Log and monitor serverless applications Learn about security in AWS and Lambda functions Scale up serverless applications to handle huge workloads and serverless distributed systems in production Understand SAM model deployment in AWS Lambda Who this book is forThis book is for Python developers who would like to learn about serverless architecture. Python programming knowledge is assumed.
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Building Microservices

Building Microservices by Sam Newman
Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.
Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You’ll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.
* Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization’s goals
* Learn options for integrating a service with the rest of your system
* Take an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebases
* Deploy individual microservices through continuous integration
* Examine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed services
* Manage security with user-to-service and service-to-service models
* Understand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures

Building Intelligent Systems

Produce a fully functioning Intelligent System that leverages machine learning and data from user interactions to improve over time and achieve success. This book teaches you how to build an Intelligent System from end to end and leverage machine learning in practice. You will understand how to apply your existing skills in software engineering, data science, machine learning, management, and program management to produce working systems. Building Intelligent Systems is based on more than a decade of experience building Internet-scale Intelligent Systems that have hundreds of millions of user interactions per day in some of the largest and most important software systems in the world. What You’ll Learn Understand the concept of an Intelligent System: What it is good for, when you need one, and how to set it up for success Design an intelligent user experience: Produce data to help make the Intelligent System better over time Implement an Intelligent System: Execute, manage, and measure Intelligent Systems in practice Create intelligence: Use different approaches, including machine learning Orchestrate an Intelligent System: Bring the parts together throughout its life cycle and achieve the impact you want Who This Book Is For Software engineers, machine learning practitioners, and technical managers who want to build effective intelligent systems
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Building Django 2.0 Web Applications

Building Django 2.0 Web Applications: Create enterprise-grade, scalable Python web applications easily with Django 2.0 by Tom Aratyn
**Go from the initial idea to a production-deployed web app using Django 2.0.**
Key Features
* A beginners guide to learning python’s most popular framework, Django
* Build fully featured web projects in Django 2.0 through examples.
* Deploy web applications in quick and reliable fashion with Docker
Book Description
This project-based guide will give you a sound understanding of Django 2.0 through three full-featured applications. It starts off by building a basic IMDB clone and adding users who can register, vote on their favorite movies, and upload associated pictures. You will learn how to use the votes that your users have cast to build a list of the top 10 movies. This book will also take you through deploying your app into a production environment using Docker containers hosted on the server in Amazon’s Electric Computing Cloud (EC2).
Next, you’re going to build a Stack Overflow clone wherein registered users can ask and answer questions. You will learn how to enable a user asking a question to accept answers and mark them as useful. You will also learn how to add search functionality to help users find questions by using ElasticSearch. You’ll discover ways to apply the principles of 12 factor apps while deploying Django on the most popular web server, Apache, with mod_wsgi. Lastly, you’ll build a clone of MailChimp so users can send and create emails, and deploy it using AWS.
Get set to take your basic Python skills to the next level with this comprehensive guide!
What you will learn
* 1. Build new projects from scratch using Django 2.0
* 1. Provide full-text searching using ElasticSearch and Django 2.0
* 1. Learn Django 2.0 security best practices and how they’re applied
* 1. Deploy a full Django 2.0 app almost anywhere with mod_wsgi
* 1. Deploy a full Django 2.0 app to AWS’s PaaS Elastic Beanstalk
* 1. Deploy a full Django 2.0 app with Docker
* 1. Deploy a full Django 2.0 app with NGINX and uWSGI
Who this book is for
If you have some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Python and want to build fully-featured and secure applications using Django, then this book is for you.

Building Chatbots with Python

Build your own chatbot using Python and open source tools. This book begins with an introduction to chatbots where you will gain vital information on their architecture. You will then dive straight into natural language processing with the natural language toolkit (NLTK) for building a custom language processing platform for your chatbot. With this foundation, you will take a look at different natural language processing techniques so that you can choose the right one for you.

The next stage is to learn to build a chatbot using the API.ai platform and define its intents and entities. During this example, you will learn to enable communication with your bot and also take a look at key points of its integration and deployment.

The final chapter of Building Chatbots with Python teaches you how to build, train, and deploy your very own chatbot. Using open source libraries and machine learning techniques you will learn to predict conditions for your bot and develop a conversational agent as a web application. Finally you will deploy your chatbot on your own server with AWS.

What You Will Learn

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Gain the basics of natural language processing using Python
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Collect data and train your data for the chatbot
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Build your chatbot from scratch as a web app
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Integrate your chatbots with Facebook, Slack, and Telegram
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Deploy chatbots on your own server

Who This Book Is For

Intermediate Python developers who have no idea about chatbots. Developers with basic Python programming knowledge can also take advantage of the book.

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Building an RPG with Unity 2018

Build a high-end, multiplayer role-playing game (RPG) from scratch with C# and Unity 2018
Key Features

* Get insights into Unity’s user interface (UI) system and and build UIs for your RPG

* Implement artificial intelligence (AI) to build intelligent entities that take your game to the next level

* Develop multiplayer features for an RPG using Unity 2018

Book Description

In a role-playing game (RPG), users control a character, usually in the game’s imaginary universe. Unity has become a top choice for developers looking to create these kinds of immersive RPGs.

Building an RPG with Unity 2018, based on building some of the most common RPG features, teaches you tips, tricks, and techniques that can be applied to your own game.

To start with, the book guides you through the fundamentals of role-playing games. You will learn the necessary aspects of building an RPG, such as structuring the game environment, customizing characters, controlling the camera, and designing other attributes such as inventory and weapons. You will also explore designing game levels by adding more features. Once you have understood the bigger picture, you will understand how to tackle the obstacles of networking in Unity and implement multiplayer mode for your RPG games.

By the end of the book, you will be able to build upon the core RPG framework elements to create your own immersive games.
What you will learn

* Construct a framework for inventory, equipment, characters, enemies, quests, and game events

* Understand how to load and unload scenes and assets

* Create multiplayer game settings for your RPG

* Design a UI for user input and feedback

* Implement AI for non-character players

* Customize your character at runtime

Who this book is for

Building an RPG with Unity 2018 is for you if you are a programmer interested in developing and further enhancing your skills when developing RPGs in Unity 2018. This book does not cover the basics of Unity, and so is for intermediate or more advanced users.

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