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Android 5 Programming by Example

**Turn your ideas into elegant and powerful mobile applications using the latest Android Studio for the Android Lollipop platform** About This Book Design and customize GUI using material design to create attractive and intuitive layouts easily Bring your designs to life with Android 5’s powerful and extensive Java libraries, new sensors, and new platforms such as TVs, wearables, and cars An example-based guide to learn and develop applications for Android 5 Who This Book Is For
If you have a great idea for a mobile app, and some familiarity with Java, or a similar procedural programming language, then all you need is this book to turn your idea into a reality.
What You Will Learn Set up an effective development environment to create Android apps from scratch Control the layout structure and design and edit code to control screen events Respond to user interaction using Java and XML with your app Keep your users up to date with Android’s new notification framework Implement Google APIs such as maps and other Google Services Create apps for televisions, cars, and wearables and build home-screen app widgets Add audio and video playback to your apps using the AudioManager and MediaPlayer classes Program the two new Lollipop widgets, CardView and RecyclerView Compile your apps, distribute them on the Google Play store, and build in a variety of ways to monetize them In Detail
Android is a mobile operating system that runs on a staggering number of smart phones and tablets. Android offers developers the ability to build rich and innovative applications written using the Java programming language.
Beginning with detailed instructions on how to install and configure the Android SDK, Studio, and Virtual Device Manager, the book moves on to creating a simple, but working, “Hello World” app that can be run on a real device or emulator.
The book then moves on to layouts and the visual design of Lollipop apps. A new app is begun to demonstrate this and expanded as we move further, and, once material design has been introduced, the book moves on to the Java coding aspect and how to write code that responds to user interactions via callback methods such as touchscreen gesture listeners. No book on Lollipop APIs would be complete without explaining how the new Android TV, Wear, and Auto SDK tools work and how they can be utilized to either create new apps or convert those originally written for other platforms.
The book concludes by demonstrating how to package and deploy your finished app on the Google Play store.

And Then There Were None

“First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder, and one by one they begin to fall prey to an unseen hand. As the only people on the island, unable to leave and unable to call for help, they know that the only possible suspects are among their number. And only the dead are above suspicion.”–BOOK JACKET.

And Another Thing: The World According to Clarkson Volume Two

SUMMARY: Jeremy Clarkson finds the world a perplexing place. So much so, in fact, that he wrote a book about it. But despite the appearance of the bestselling The World According To Clarkson, things don t seem to have changed much. And so Jeremy s having another go. In And Another Thing, our exasperated hero discovers that: bull;He inadvertently dropped a bomb on North Carolina bull;We re all going to explode at the age of 62 bull;Russians look bad in Speedos. But not as bad as Brits bull;No one should have to worry about being Bill Oddie s long lost sister bull;Cooking a Sunday Roast is one thing. Gravy is quite another bull;He should probably be nicer about David BeckhamBut while these things play on his mind, the world remains Jeremy s favourite place to be. On the whole, it s brilliant. It s just the idiots, meddlers and do-gooders who spoil it for the rest of us. Laugh-out-loud funny and as straight-talking as ever, Clarkson bursts their pointless little bubble, while celebrating the special things that we should hold dear.

Ancient Giants

Investigates physical evidence, history, and myths to reveal the lost race of giants that once dominated the world

• Reveals suppressed archaeological and scientific discoveries supporting the existence of a worldwide race of giants

• Examines giant myths and legends from ancient religious texts and literature from around the world

• Includes findings from throughout Europe (Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Russia), the Middle East (Israel, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Iran), Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East (China, Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines)

From the Nephilim and Goliath in the Bible to the Titans in Greek mythology and the Fomorians and Frost Giants in Celtic and Nordic lore, almost every culture around the world has spoken of an ancient race of giants. Giant footprints left in the geological bedrock, tens of thousands of years old, have been discovered in India, China, and the war-torn lands of Syria. Giant bones and full skeletons have been found in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Yet despite mounting evidence, mainstream science continues to consign these findings to the fringe.

Examining global myths, historical records, megalithic ruins, and archaeological findings, Xaviant Haze provides compelling evidence for a lost race of giants in Earth’s prehistory. He explores myths that go back thousands of years, including those found in the world’s holiest scriptures, as well as medieval and modern myths, such as Geoffrey of Monmouth’s account of the first kings of Britain and the stories of giant bones unearthed by Allied soldiers during World War II. He investigates historical reports of ancient giants found in Ireland and the British Isles—the remains of which mysteriously disappeared shortly after their discovery. He explores the legends of giants in Russia and goes deep into the Far East, revealing the multitude of fascinating giant legends in China. Haze explains how giants were responsible for the megalithic wonders of Malta and how the early settlers of Australia discovered the remains of giants but these findings were suppressed by the Royal Academies. He also explores the mythic origins of the giants: Were they the hybrid results from genetic experiments of ancient aliens or from the interbreeding of the fallen angels with the daughters of man?

Covering legends and finds from throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East, Haze also presents–in its entirety–The Book of Giants, a portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls suppressed due to its overwhelming support for the existence of giants in antiquity.

(source: Bol.com)

Ancient Astronomy: India, Egypt, China, Maya, Inca, Aztec, Greece, Rome, Genesis, Hebrews, Christians, the Neolithic and Paleolithic

Ancient Astronomy of India, Egypt, China, Maya, Inca, Aztec, Greece, Rome, Genesis, Hebrews, Christians, the Neolithic and Paleolithic.
CHAPTERS:
Prologue: Ancient Cosmologies: The Paleolithic and Neolithic Universe
1. Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: The Role of Astronomy In Ancient Cultures
2. Prehistoric Astronomers? Ancient Knowledge Created By Modern Myth
3. The Cosmology of the Paleolithic
4. Neolithic Cosmology: The Equinox and the Spring Full Moon
5. Ancient Greek-Roman Cosmology: Infinite, Eternal, Finite, Cyclic, and Multiple Universes
6. Astronomy and Psyche in the Classical World: Plato, Aristotle, Zeno, Ptolemy
7. “Let There Be Light!” The Genesis of Biblical Cosmology
8. The Cosmic Landscape in the Age of the Pyramids
9. Was There A Ptolemaic Revolution in Ancient Egyptian Astronomy? Souls, Stars & Cosmology
10. Cosmic Capitals and Numinous Precincts in Early China
11. Ancient Cosmologies: Understanding Ancient Skywatchers, Mayas, and their Worldviews
12. Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica:
13. Cosmology in the Inca Empire: Huaca Sanctuaries, State-Supported Pilgrimage, and Astronomy
14. Inca Solar Orientations in Southeastern Peru
15. Cosmic Cycles of Hindu Cosmology: Scientific Underpinnings and Implications
16. Visions of the Cosmos: Archaeoastronomy in Ancient India
17. Cosmology and the Death of Gods: New Age Religions, Anti-Christ, and Precession of the Equinox

Anathem

SUMMARY: For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change—and Erasmas will become a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the most inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond. Anathem is the latest miraculous invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle—a work of astonishing scope, intelligence, and imagination.

Anansi Boys

A kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth from bestselling storytelling legend Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of American Gods and Norse Mythology. A BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Anansi Boys, featuring an all-star cast lead by Lenny Henry, premiered on Christmas Day 2017 and can be listened to worldwide on iPlayer. ‘Exhilarating and terrifying’ Independent ‘A warm, funny, immensely entertaining story about the impossibility of putting up with your relations – especially if they happen to be Gods’ Susanna Clarke Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared – right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad’s fault.If his rotter of an estranged father hadn’t dropped dead at a karaoke night, Charlie would still be blissfully unaware that his dad was Anansi the spider god. He would have no idea that he has a brother called Spider, who is also a god. And there would be no chance that said brother would be trying to take over his life, flat and fiancée, or, to make matters worse, be doing a much better job of it than him. Desperate to reclaim his life, Charlie enlists the help of four more-than-slightly eccentric old ladies and their unique brand of voodoo – and between them they unleash a bitter and twisted force to get rid of Spider. But as darkness descends and badness begins is Fat Charlie Nancy going to get his life back in one piece or is he about to enter a whole netherworld of pain?

Amore Proibito:

* Una tranquilla solitudine
* Tacco dodici
* Donna
* Enzo
* Marlene
Cinque racconti sensuali che parlano di passioni e tradimenti, di sogni peccaminosi e vizi inconfessabili.
Perché l’eros non ha età, non ha sesso, non ha pudore.
“Finché gli esplode nelle viscere un fuoco che brucia come ghiaccio sulla lingua, le narici dilatate alla ricerca di ossigeno, la faccia ancora premuta sul cuscino, il cuore che non c’è più, batte talmente forte che sembra un unico colpo vibrato prima della morte.”
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An American Weredeer in Michigan

FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY:Life is not easy for the world’s first weredeer detective. A simple hike turns into a media circus when Jane Doe, her best friend Emma, and a pair of monster hunters find a mass grave. Determined to find the parties responsible, Jane soon discovers a sinister cult leader has decided to make Bright Falls, Michigan the home of his corrupt religion.As if this wasn’t complicating her life enough, Jane also has to decide whether or not she wants to begin a relationship with FBI Special Agent Alex Timmons or local crime lord Lucien Lyons. Both men are determined to get to the bottom of the crime she’s investigating but may be distracted by their own agendas–as well as their love for Jane.”Surpasses the first book in all ways.” – The Bookwyrm Speaks”Phipps is the best thing to happen to urban fantasy.” – Booknest.EU

American Tanks and AFVs of World War II

Stuart, Sherman, Lee, and Grant tanks dominated the US Army and Marine Corps armored warfare effort versus Nazi Germany and Tojo’s Japan. This book details the full range of these vehicles, giving technical specifications and development features as well as describing how they were manned and fought in battle.
The equipping of the United States military with the weapons it needed to prevail during World War II was an unparalleled example of America’s industrial might at the time. Among the many weapons produced by America’s workers, tanks rate as an important example with 88,140 built between 1939 and 1945. This was almost twice what Germany and Great Britain built combined during the same period. These tanks not only equipped America’s ground forces but saw service with many allied armies.
In addition to the 18,620 tank-based variants, such as armored engineering vehicles, self-propelled artillery, armored recovery vehicles, and tank destroyers, American factories went on to design and build thousands of wheeled armored cars for reconnaissance purposes and armored half-tracks to transport the infantry into battle behind the tanks. Like the tanks, American armored half-tracks were modified to serve a wide variety of jobs including self-propelled artillery, tank destroyers and antiaircraft vehicles. So useful were these vehicles that they would remain in service with foreign armies for decades after World War II.
To complement its inventory of tanks and armored fighting vehicles the American military industrial complex also designed and built over 18,000 amphibian tractors. Appearing in both unarmored and armored variants they went into combat with a wide variety of armaments. Referred to as the Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) they would serve not only with the U.S. Marine Corps who often called them “Amtracs” but the US Army who referred to them as the “Water Buffalo.” They would allow the American military to take the fight to the far flung Japanese Empire wherever it had established itself in the vast reaches of the Pacific Area of Operations. These same vehicles would also see service in the ETO with the US Army and allied forces when it came time to cross various water obstacles used by the German military as defensive barriers.

American Runway: 75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row (English Edition)

New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as a vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV and social media stars. Now, this illustrious history is told as it’s never been told before, in a book packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical over­view, part scrapbook, and part fashion-industry field guide, *American Runway *will bring to life the people, places, and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week—and will sate the appetites of die-hard fashion fans and casual fashionistas alike.

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### Sinossi
New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as a vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV and social media stars. Now, this illustrious history is told as it’s never been told before, in a book packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical over­view, part scrapbook, and part fashion-industry field guide, *American Runway *will bring to life the people, places, and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week—and will sate the appetites of die-hard fashion fans and casual fashionistas alike.

### L’autore
**Booth Moore **is the senior fashion editor of the *Hollywood Reporter*.

The **Council of Fashion Designers of America **is a not-for-profit trade organization whose membership consists of more than 500 of America’s foremost womens­wear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers.

American Runway: 75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row

New York Fashion Week has served many purposes throughout its long history, but it has always remained at the center of the American fashion world. During World War II, Fashion Week challenged the dominance of French couture; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a showcase for American sportswear stars who became household names; in the 2000s, it was the stage for celebrity designers using the runway as a vehicle for entertainment; and now, it is the place to see and be seen by contemporary reality TV and social media stars. Now, this illustrious history is told as it’s never been told before, in a book packed with designer interviews, backstage ephemera, and exclusive photographs culled from all 75 years of New York Fashion Week. Part historical over­view, part scrapbook, and part fashion-industry field guide, *American Runway *will bring to life the people, places, and over-the-top runway productions of New York Fashion Week—and will sate the appetites of die-hard fashion fans and casual fashionistas alike.

American Moonshot

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial *New York Times* bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon.
“*We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.*”—President John F. Kennedy
On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. *American Moonshot* brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.
Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. *American Moonshot* is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley’s ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn and space booster Lyndon Johnson.
A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, *American Moonshot* is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.

American Gods: A Novel

Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming — a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.
One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.
–back cover

American Gods (American Gods)

Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.
Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.
Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, *American Gods* takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You’ll be surprised by what – and who – it finds there…
*This is the author’s preferred text, never before published in the UK, and is about 12,000 words longer than the previous UK edition.*

American Gods

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After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time
until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before
he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous
circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre
r Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god
and the king of America…

After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But the storm is about to break…Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman’s epic new novel sees him on the road to the heart of America. Includes extra material exclusive to Headline Review’s edition
**Recensie(s)**

An imaginative fantasy. * The Mail on Sunday * Gaiman wittily fleshes out his conceit… his wit and sense of the marvellous shine through, making American Gods an absolute must for fans of the genre’ The Times * The Times * Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long hard look into the soul of America. * The Western Mail Cardiff *
(source: Bol.com)