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Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power — vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo or if you had to pretend to be honeymooning with your father in order to upgrade to first class. Welcome to Chelsea’s world — a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense. In this hilarious, deliciously skewed collection, Chelsea mines her past for stories about her family, relationships, and career that are at once singular and ridiculous. Whether she’s convincing her third-grade class that she has been tapped to play Goldie Hawn’s daughter in the sequel to Private Benjamin, deciding to be more egalitarian by dating a redhead, or looking out for a foulmouthed, rum-swilling little person who looks just like her…only smaller, Chelsea has a knack for getting herself into the most outrageous situations. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea showcases the candor and irresistible turns of phrase that have made her one of the freshest voices in comedy today.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

*The new novel that Sidney Sheldon’s millions of fans all over the world have been waiting for. And, like his seventeen previous books, it is destined for a top place on bestseller lists everywhere*.
In New York, Denver, Paris and Berlin, four people have died separately in apparent accidents. Two women — the widows of two of the dead — find themselves under ruthless attack and are drawn together in fear, confusion and for mutual protection. But are they being targeted because one of them is the prosecution witness at a famous criminal trial? Or is there a connection to the mystery behind their husband’s deaths? Meanwhile, Tanner Kingsley,
Chief Executive of an international Think Tank created only seven years ago, is on the cusp of an amazing discovery which could alter the future of the world. If properly handled, the outcome of this could deliver unbelievable power into the company’s hands. But are the mysterious deaths connected to this volatile secret? And can it be further protected?
Thrown together, the women could not be more different: Diane Stevens is a well-connected, affluent artist from the Upper East Side. Philadelphia neighbourhood with a new ‘uncle’ every month, believed she had at last found safety and contentment in Paris, married to a brilliant scientist.
Taut with suspense and vivid characterization, and with an unnervingly realistic premise that could alter our lives, ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK is Sheldon at the top of his form.

Are There Really Men Like That: Marge

Are There Really Men Like That: Marge by Patty Marie
Jen is best friends with Marge; the wife of her husband, Ron’s best friend Jerry. Ron and Jerry have been friends since middle school and Jen and Marge for more than five years. One day while leaving Marge and Jerry’s house, Jen overhears conversation that revels Marge has cuckolded her husband.
“‘The cuckold wants to know if you’re bringing me home or are we going to your place tonight,” was the line that Jen overheard and it brought her up short. Is it for real? What should she do? Just what the hell is a “cuckold?”
Her husband Ron has to look it up online. The definition causes Jen to ask, “Are there really men like that?” They are amazed that that not only the concept of a willing cuckold exists but that there is such a thing as a “Cuckold Community.” Ron is of the opinion that she misunderstood or that if she didn’t it isn’t any of their business. However, circumstances cause Jen to confirm she didn’t misunderstand anything and it is very much for real.
After she discovered it was for real she confronts Marge and listens with disbelief as Marge explains how she ended up cuckolding her husband.
Marge reveals her wild sexuality in college, a past that Jen never knew about and then goes into detail about her first three dates with Mark, that man who helped her cuckold Jerry. What’s most shocking of all is Jerry’s complacency and culpability in the story.
It’s this last that Jen finds hard to believe, but in the end she must.

Arduino Sketches

Arduino Sketches: Tools and Techniques for Programming Wizardry by James A. Langbridge
**Master programming Arduino with this hands-on guide**
*Arduino Sketches* is a practical guide to programming the increasingly popular microcontroller that brings gadgets to life. Accessible to tech-lovers at any level, this book provides expert instruction on Arduino programming and hands-on practice to test your skills. You’ll find coverage of the various Arduino boards, detailed explanations of each standard library, and guidance on creating libraries from scratch – plus practical examples that demonstrate the everyday use of the skills you’re learning. Work on increasingly advanced programming projects, and gain more control as you learn about hardware-specific libraries and how to build your own. Take full advantage of the Arduino API, and learn the tips and tricks that will broaden your skillset.
The Arduino development board comes with an embedded processor and sockets that allow you to quickly attach peripherals without tools or solders. It’s easy to build, easy to program, and requires no specialized hardware. For the hobbyist, it’s a dream come true – especially as the popularity of this open-source project inspires even the major tech companies to develop compatible products. *Arduino Sketches* is a practical, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your Arduino setup. You’ll learn to:
* Communicate through Ethernet, WiFi, USB, Firmata, and Xbee
* Find, import, and update user libraries, and learn to create your own
* Master the Arduino Due, Esplora, Yun, and Robot boards for enhanced communication, signal-sending, and peripherals
* Play audio files, send keystrokes to a computer, control LED and cursor movement, and more
This book presents the Arduino fundamentals in a way that helps you apply future additions to the Arduino language, providing a great foundation in this rapidly-growing project. If you’re looking to explore Arduino programming, *Arduino Sketches* is the toolbox you need to get started.

Arduino Project Handbook, Volume 2

This second volume of the ­Arduino Project Handbook delivers 25 more ­beginner-friendly electronics projects. Get up and running with a crash course on the Arduino, and then pick any project that sparks your interest and start making!

Each project includes cost and time estimates, simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, a troubleshooting section, and the complete code to bring your build to life. With just the Arduino board and a handful of components, you’ll make gadgets like a rainbow light display, noise-level meter, digital piano, GPS speedo­meter, and fingerprint scanner.
This collection of projects is a fast and fun way to get started with microcontrollers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators.
**25 Step-by-Step Projects
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LED Light Bar
Light-Activated Night-Light
Seven-Segment LED Countdown Timer
LED Scrolling Marquee
Mood Light
Rainbow Strip Light
NeoPixel Compass
Arduino Piano
Audio LED Visualizer
Old-School Analog Dial
Stepper Motor
Temperature-Controlled Fan
Ultrasonic Range Finder
Digital Thermometer
Bomb Decoder Game
Serial LCD Screen
Ultrasonic People Counter
Nokia 5110 LCD Screen Pong Game
OLED Breathalyzer
Ultrasonic Soaker
Fingerprint Scanner
Ultrasonic Robot
Internet-Controlled LED
Voice-Controlled LED
GPS Speedometer
**Uses the Arduino Uno board **
**Praise for the first volume of Arduino Project Handbook:**
”Easily the best beginner’s guide out there. Pair with an inexpensive clone-based starter kit, and it’s never been cheaper to join the maker revolution.”
**—MakeUseOf.com**
”Beautifully designed.”
**—Boing Boing**
(source: Bol.com)

Arduino for Dummies

**The quick, easy way to leap into the fascinating world of physical computing**
This is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone, whether you’re an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, to learn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learn how to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control things in the real world. Maybe you’ll prototype your own product or create a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you with everything you’ll need to build your own Arduino project, but what you make is up to you! If you’re ready to bring your ideas into the real world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is for you.*** ***
*? Learn by doing ? start building circuits and programming your Arduino with a few easy to follow examples – right away!*
*? Easy does it ? work through Arduino sketches line by line in plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write your own*
*? Solder on! ? Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen? Don’t know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem, you’ll be prototyping in no time*
*? Kitted out ? discover new and interesting hardware to make your Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geiger counter!*
*? Become an Arduino savant ? learn all about functions, arrays, libraries, shields and other tools of the trade to take your Arduino project to the next level.*
*? Get social ? teach your Arduino to communicate with software running on a computer to link the physical world with the virtual world*
It’s hardware, it’s software, it’s fun! Start building the next cool gizmo with Arduino and *Arduino For Dummies.*
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### Recensione
* this book is a gentle intro to the Arduino * (Linux Voice, April 2014)
### Sinossi
**The quick, easy way to leap into the fascinating world of physical computing**
This is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone, whether you’re an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, to learn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learn how to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control things in the real world. Maybe you’ll prototype your own product or create a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you with everything you’ll need to build your own Arduino project, but what you make is up to you! If you’re ready to bring your ideas into the real world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is for you.*** ***
*? Learn by doing ? start building circuits and programming your Arduino with a few easy to follow examples – right away!*
*? Easy does it ? work through Arduino sketches line by line in plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write your own*
*? Solder on! ? Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen? Don’t know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem, you’ll be prototyping in no time*
*? Kitted out ? discover new and interesting hardware to make your Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geiger counter!*
*? Become an Arduino savant ? learn all about functions, arrays, libraries, shields and other tools of the trade to take your Arduino project to the next level.*
*? Get social ? teach your Arduino to communicate with software running on a computer to link the physical world with the virtual world*
It’s hardware, it’s software, it’s fun! Start building the next cool gizmo with Arduino and *Arduino For Dummies.*

Arduino Applied

Extend the range of your Arduino skills, incorporate the new developments in both hardware and software, and understand how the electronic applications function in everyday life. This project-based book extends the Arduino Uno starter kits and increases knowledge of microcontrollers in electronic applications.

Learn how to build complex Arduino projects, break them down into smaller ones, and then enhance them, thereby broadening your understanding of each topic.You’ll use the Arduino Uno in a range of applications such as a blinking LED, route mapping with a mobile GPS system, and uploading information to the internet.

You’ll also apply the Arduino Uno to sensors, collecting and displaying information, Bluetooth and wireless communications, digital image captures, route tracking with GPS, controlling motors, color and sound, building robots, and internet access. With Arduino Applied, prior knowledge of electronics is not required, as each topic is described and illustrated with examples using the Arduino Uno.

What You’ll Learn

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Set up the Arduino Uno and its programming environment
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Understand the application of electronics in every day systems
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Build projects with a microcontroller and readily available electronic components

Who This Book Is For

Readers with an Arduino starter-kit and little-to-no programming experience and those interested in ”how electronic appliances work.”

(source: Bol.com)

Archer’s Revenge

[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Historical Romance, M/M, HEA] Archer Goldenvoice and Drake the Swordsman are swordsmen for hire, determined to help Bancroft the Bold and his lover Winston the Warrior win their castle–and themselves a secure job for the future. Fighting the masterless men is just the first of a series of obstacles they must overcome to gain the castle. Life in England in 1320 is not safe. Edward of Caernarfon is a strong king but he has his own problems to deal with in battling the Scots, as well as a wife, and a lusty love life. With the death of both Lord Howard and Lord Bolton the swordsmen head north to see if reclaiming Lord Denzil’s castle is possible. Success offers them all the opportunity of safety behind strong stone walls, and a future of ongoing employment. But such a huge undertaking was never going to be that easy to accomplish… ** A Siren Erotic Romance
(source: Bol.com)

Archaeology Hotspot France

The Archaeology Hotspots series offers reader-friendly and engaging narratives of the archaeology in particular countries. Written by archaeological experts with a general reader in mind, each book in the series focuses on what has been found and by whom, what the controversies and scandals have been, ongoing projects, and how it all fits into a broader view of the history of the country.

In Archaeology Hotspot France, Georgina Muskett provides insight into the vibrant and varied collection of archaeological sites and monuments in France. From the presence of the first humans to the royal dynasty of the Merovingians, this book takes readers into the histories, mysteries, and scandals of these illustrious sites, as well as covering the latest discoveries, early pioneers, and the innovations for which French archaeology is famous. The stunning cave art of Lascaux, the engineering excellence of the Pont-du-Gard and the amphora-laden shipwreck at Madrague de Giens are among the wealth of archaeological sites to be discovered.

(source: Bol.com)

Arc of the Dream

Earth’s last hope?
The Arc, a being of immense power, trapped within a continuum too small, fights for its freedom. Its monumental struggle will touch a few select individuals on Earth – and in doing so, change their lives forever. The Arc may also be the last hope for humanity’s survival.
Author’s Note: The volumes of this series can each be read independently of the others. The feature that unifies them is their individual observations of science fiction’s sub-genre: “space opera,” which the editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer define as “colorful, dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventure, competently and sometimes beautifully written, usually focused on a sympathetic, heroic central character and plot action, and usually set in the relatively distant future, and in space or on other worlds, characteristically optimistic in tone. It often deals with war, piracy, military virtues, and very large-scale action, large stakes.”

Appointment with Death

Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie
Among the towering red cliffs and the ancient ruins of Petra sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton, the cruel and tyrannizing matriarch of the Boynton family. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her. With only twenty-four hours to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalls a remark he overheard back in Jerusalem: “You do see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he had ever met.

Applied Scientific Computing

This easy-to-understand textbook presents a modern approach to learning numerical methods (or scientific computing), with a unique focus on the modeling and applications of the mathematical content. Emphasis is placed on the need for, and methods of, scientific computing for a range of different types of problems, supplying the evidence and justification to motivate the reader. Practical guidance on coding the methods is also provided, through simple-to-follow examples using Python.

Topics and features: provides an accessible and applications-oriented approach, supported by working Python code for many of the methods; encourages both problem- and project-based learning through extensive examples, exercises, and projects drawn from practical applications; introduces the main concepts in modeling, python programming, number representation, and errors; explains the essential details of numerical calculus, linear, and nonlinear equations, including the multivariable Newton method; discusses interpolation and the numerical solution of differential equations, covering polynomial interpolation, splines, and the Euler, Runge–Kutta, and shooting methods; presents largely self-contained chapters, arranged in a logical order suitable for an introductory course on scientific computing.

Undergraduate students embarking on a first course on numerical methods or scientific computing will find this textbook to be an invaluable guide to the field, and to the application of these methods across such varied disciplines as computer science, engineering, mathematics, economics, the physical sciences, and social science.

(source: Bol.com)

Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Mathematics is playing an increasing important role in society and the sciences, enhancing our ability to use models and handle data. While pure mathematics is mostly interested in abstract structures, applied mathematics sits at the interface between this abstract world and the world in which we live. This area of mathematics takes its nourishment from society and science and, in turn, provides a unified way to understand problems arising in diverse fields.
This Very Short Introduction presents a compact yet comprehensive view of the field of applied mathematics, and explores its relationships with (pure) mathematics, science, and engineering. Explaining the nature of applied mathematics, Alain Goriely discusses its early achievements in physics and engineering, and its development as a separate field after World War II. Using historical examples, current applications, and challenges, Goriely illustrates the particular role that
mathematics plays in the modern sciences today and its far-reaching potential.
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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### Recensione
Easy to read and engaging. (*Frost Magazine*)
a compact … pocket book that is entertaining to read (*Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society*)
What a marvelous little book! With snappy writing, illuminating graphics, fascinating examples, unconventional insights, and goofy humor, Alain Goriely conveys what modern applied mathematics truly is and why it matters. (*Professor Steven Strogatz, Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University*)
### Sinossi
Mathematics is playing an increasing important role in society and the sciences, enhancing our ability to use models and handle data. While pure mathematics is mostly interested in abstract structures, applied mathematics sits at the interface between this abstract world and the world in which we live. This area of mathematics takes its nourishment from society and science and, in turn, provides a unified way to understand problems arising in diverse fields.
This Very Short Introduction presents a compact yet comprehensive view of the field of applied mathematics, and explores its relationships with (pure) mathematics, science, and engineering. Explaining the nature of applied mathematics, Alain Goriely discusses its early achievements in physics and engineering, and its development as a separate field after World War II. Using historical examples, current applications, and challenges, Goriely illustrates the particular role that
mathematics plays in the modern sciences today and its far-reaching potential.
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.

Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction by Alain Goriely
Mathematics is playing an increasing important role in society and the sciences, enhancing our ability to use models and handle data. While pure mathematics is mostly interested in abstract structures, applied mathematics sits at the interface between this abstract world and the world in which we live. This area of mathematics takes its nourishment from society and science and, in turn, provides a unified way to understand problems arising in diverse fields. This Very Short Introduction presents a compact yet comprehensive view of the field of applied mathematics, and explores its relationships with (pure) mathematics, science, and engineering. Explaining the nature of applied mathematics, Alain Goriely discusses its early achievements in physics and engineering, and its development as a separate field after World War II. Using historical examples, current applications, and challenges, Goriely illustrates the particular role that mathematics plays in the modern sciences today and its far-reaching potential. 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.

Appetites

Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series *Parts Unknown*, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he’s cooking, it’s for family and friends.
*Appetites,* his first cookbook in more than ten years, boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favorites—dishes that everyone should (at least in Mr. Bourdain’s opinion) know how to cook. Once the supposed “bad boy” of cooking, Mr. Bourdain has, in recent years, become the father of a little girl—a role he has embraced with enthusiasm. After years of traveling more than 200 days a year, he now enjoys entertaining at home. Years of prep lists and the hyper-organization necessary for a restaurant kitchen, however, have caused him, in his words, to have “morphed into a psychotic, anally retentive, bad-tempered Ina Garten.”
The result is a home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbook like no other, with personal favorites from his own kitchen and from his travels, translated into an effective battle plan that will help you terrify your guests with your breathtaking efficiency.