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Affliction

Per via del suo lavoro di risvegliante, Anita Blake ha spesso a che fare, con i non-morti e sa benissimo che non sono affatto come gli zombie che si vedono al cinema… almeno non lo sono mai stati. Dalla telefonata che Micah riceve dalla madre, sembra invece che in Colorado sia improvvisamente comparsa un’orda di creature assetate di sangue, che trasformano tutti coloro che mordono in mostri simili a loro, compreso il padre di Micah. Determinata a fermare l’epidemia e a salvare mr Callahan, la sterminatrice si precipita sul posto. Ma le bastano pochi giorni per rendersi conto che questi zombie sono molto più pericolosi di quanto pensasse. Incredibilmente veloci e forti come vampiri, non temono nulla, né il fuoco né la luce del giorno. Eppure Anita deve trovare un modo per fermarli, prima che annientino le persone che ama…

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Sterling Illustrated Classics Series) by Mark Twain, Robert Ingpen
*“Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.”*
So starts Mark Twain’s classic tale about a boy’s life in a small town on the Mississippi, which has become an all-time favorite both in America and around the world.
Tom Sawyer’s mischievous and by now famous exploits—venturing into a nighttime graveyard with his friend Huck Finn, getting lost in a bat cave, tricking his friends into whitewashing a fence—make thrilling reading for all ages. Behind the escapades, though, are darker themes, as young Tom learns some difficult lessons about the often hypocritical rules that govern adult society.
This new edition, which celebrates the centenary of Mark Twain’s death, brings together the complete text with more than 70 stunning illustrations by artist Robert Ingpen, each one an enchanting evocation of a forgotten time in the American South.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

EDITORIAL REVIEW: With an Introduction by Dr. Julian Wolfreys This edition of The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes contains the earliest cases of the greatest fictional detective of all time. It comprises the complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, newly reprinted from the original text of The Strand Magazine. It is illustrated by Sidney Paget, the finest of illustrators, and the man from whom our images of Sherlock Holmes and his world derive. This is the first of three volumes of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. The three books present all the Holmes stories arranged chronologically in order of first publication.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
**About the Author**
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, as he was better known was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. His father ran a dry goods and grocery store, practiced law and involved himself in local politics after the family’s move to Hannibal, Missouri, when Sam was four years old.
Hannibal seems to have been a good place for a boy to grow up. Sam was entranced by the Mississippi River and enjoyed both the barges and the people who traveled on them. When Sam was just eleven his father died and Sam went to work for his brother at the *Hannibal Journal* first as a printer’s apprentice and later a compositor. While still in his teens Sam went on the road as an itinerant printer. In 1857 he conceived a plan to seek his fortune in South America but on the way he met a steamboat captain, Horace Bixby who took him on as a cub riverboat pilot and taught him until he acquired his own license.
This enjoyable style of life, which Twain always spoke of later with special warmth was ended by the Civil War. Twain went west with his brother Orion to prospect in Nevada but in 1862 joined the staff of the Virginia City *Territorial Enterprise*, a paper to which he had already begun submitting his work. Later Twain went to California and submitted “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the *New York Saturday Press*.
By 1871 Twain had published *Innocents Abroad* and had married Olivia Langdon, the sister of a friend from a socially prominent New York City family. He and his wife moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where they made their family home for thenext 20 years.
Books that he wrote in Hartford confirmed his popular reputation but despite their success Twain found himself in financial difficulty primarily because of his investments in the Paige typesetting business as well as his own publishing company. Eventually Twain was forced to declare bankruptcy.
Twain’s last major books were successful commercially but they also reflect his increasing pessimism. His satire becomes at times more biting and mean-spirited than it is humorous. Despite the downturn in Twain’s outlook in later life and despite the unevenness of much of his work, he remains one of the major writers of the American nineteenth century, and one who has been enormously influential on subsequent writers.

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

With an Introduction by Dr. Julian Wolfreys.
‘My name is Sherlock Holmes. it is my business to know what other people don’t know.’
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes first introduced Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective the readers of The Strand Magazine. In these twenty three tales, collected here in one volume, you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned. In his consulting room at 221B Baker Street, the master sleuth receives a stream of clients all presenting him with baffling and bizarre mysteries to unravel. There is, for example, the man who is frightened for his life because of the arrival of an envelope containing five orange pips; there is the terrified woman who is aware that her life is in danger and cannot explain the whistling sounds she hears in the night; and there is the riddle of the missing butler and the theft of an ancient treasure. In the last story, there is the climatic battle between Holmes and his arch enemy, ‘the Napoleon of Crime’ Professor Moriarty. Holmes, with trusty Watson by his side, is equal to these and the other challenges in this splendid collection.
This edition contains the original illustrations from Strand Magazine drawn by Sidney Paget.
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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie’s seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding… then the discovery of a corpse in a chest… next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder… the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits… and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide.
What links these five baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot!
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Advanced Image and Video Processing Using Matlab

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to advanced methods for image and video analysis and processing. It covers deraining, dehazing, inpainting, fusion, watermarking and stitching. It describes techniques for face and lip recognition, facial expression recognition, lip reading in videos, moving object tracking, dynamic scene classification, among others.

The book combines the latest machine learning methods with computer vision applications, covering topics such as event recognition based on deep learning,dynamic scene classification based on topic model, person re-identification based on metric learning and behavior analysis. It also offers a systematic introduction to image evaluation criteria showing how to use them in different experimental contexts.

The book offers an example-based practical guide to researchers, professionals and graduate students dealing with advanced problems in image analysis and computer vision.

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Advanced Game Design With HTML5 and JavaScript

How do you make a video game? Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript is a down to earth education in how to make video games from scratch, using the powerful HTML5 and JavaScript technologies. This book is a point-by-point round up of all the essential techniques that every game designer needs to know. You’ll discover how to create and render game graphics, add interactivity, sound, and animation. You’ll learn how to build your own custom game engine with reusable components so that you can quickly develop games with maximum impact and minimum code. You’ll also learn the secrets of vector math and advanced collision detection techniques, all of which are covered in a friendly and non-technical manner. You’ll find detailed working examples, with hundreds of illustrations and thousands of lines of source code that you can freely adapt for your own projects. All the math and programming techniques are elaborately explained and examples are open-ended to encourage you to think of original ways to use these techniques in your own games. You can use what you learn in this book to make games for desktops, mobile phones, tablets or the Web. Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript is a great next step for experienced programmers or ambitious beginners who already have some JavaScript experience, and want to jump head first into the world of video game development. It’s also great follow-up book for readers of Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript (by the same author) who want to add depth and precision to their skills. The game examples in this book use pure JavaScript, so you can code as close to the metal as possible without having to be dependent on any limiting frameworks or game engines. No libraries, no dependencies, no third-party plugins: just you, your computer, and the code. If you’re looking for a book to take your game design skills into the stratosphere and beyond, this is it!

Advanced Data Analytics Using Python

Advanced Data Analytics Using Python: With Machine Learning, Deep Learning and NLP Examples by Sayan Mukhopadhyay
Gain a broad foundation of advanced data analytics concepts and discover the recent revolution in databases such as Neo4j, Elasticsearch, and MongoDB. This book discusses how to implement ETL techniques including topical crawling, which is applied in domains such as high-frequency algorithmic trading and goal-oriented dialog systems. You’ll also see practical examples of machine learning concepts such as semi-supervised learning, deep learning, computer vision and NLP. *Practical Data Analytics with Python* also covers important traditional data analysis techniques such as time series, principal component analysis through examples from real industry projects.
After reading this book you will have experience of every technical aspect of an industrial analytics project. You’ll get to know the concepts using Python code, thoroughly explained in each case.
**What You Will Learn**
* Work with data analysis techniques such as classification, clustering, regression, and forecasting
* Handle structured and unstructured data, ETL techniques, and different kinds of databases such as Neo4j, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and MySQL
* Examine the different big data frameworks, including Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Storm, and Spark
* Discover advanced machine learning concepts such as semi-supervised learning, deep learning, computer vision, and NLP
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**Who This Book Is For**
Data scientists and software developers interested in the field of data analytics.

Adults Only Volume 3

***WARNING!!! EXPLICIT CONTENT!!!***
How about some quick, hot sex?
In the latest volume of her Adults Only collection, Bebe Wilde takes readers into some really hot and sexy situations. Featuring stories about a woman who seeks sexual pleasure from a man she only sees occasionally to a career girl getting it on with her boss in the conference room and more, Adults Only Volume 3: Seven Erotica Shorts is sure to please. If you like your erotica hot, quick and to the point, this is the book for you.
Adults Only Volume 3: Seven Erotica Shorts is the third volume in the Adults Only collection. Please keep in mind, however, that this book contains explicit content, strong language and is intended for a mature audience.
Want even more erotica? For more erotica shorts, be sure to check out Bebe Wilde’s Adults Only and Adults Only Volume 2.
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Adults Only Volume 2

***WARNING!!! EXPLICIT CONTENT!!!***All’s fair in love and lust! In this sizzling new collection, Bebe Wilde once again brings the heat. This follow-up to the original Adults Only anthology contains seven all new erotic tales of hot sex. Featured are hot and bothered accounts of a lawyer who likes to mix business with pleasure, a woman with a penchant for pilots as well as a lovesick woman who finds a way to meet and make love to the man of her dreams. And those are just a few of the stories that steam up this collection. If you like your erotica hot, dirty and to the point, Adults Only: Seven Erotica Shorts – Volume 2 is the anthology for you. Please keep in mind, however, that this volume contains explicit content, strong language and is intended for a mature audience.
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Adults Only

***WARNING! EXPLICIT CONTENT!!!***They’re short but they’re sexy! Adults Only: Seven Erotica Shorts is a collection of stories dealing with themes of sexual exploration, submission/dominance and voyeurism as well as a longing for passion. Combining eroticism with a literary edge, Bebe Wilde takes this volume of short erotica to a whole new level. These stories will not only titillate but fascinate as well. Sizzling accounts of an unusual but satisfying sexual relationship, a young woman hooking up multiple times over the course of a night, and a couple who is watched by a stranger are just some of the stories that are featured in this volume. If you like your erotica hot and to the point, Adults Only: Seven Erotica Shorts is sure to please. However, keep in mind that this erotica collection contains adult situations and language and is intended for a mature audience.
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Adults in the Room

‘One of the greatest political memoirs of all time’ (Guardian) — The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe’s hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power. Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country’s relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of his arguments, he succeeded only in provoking the fury of Europe’s political, financial and media elite. But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown – not least because so much of the EU’s real business takes place behind closed doors. In this fearless account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion and betrayal that will shake the deep establishment to its foundations. As is now clear, the same policies that required the tragic and brutal suppression of Greece’s democratic uprising have led directly to authoritarianism, populist revolt and instability throughout the Western world. Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.
**Recensie(s)**

Varoufakis has written one of the greatest political memoirs of all time [and] one of the most accurate and detailed descriptions of modern power ever written * Guardian * An important, terrifying must-read. In particular, it anatomises the way in which EU leaders operate with a brutal clarity … shocking and ultimately tragic … He gets to the heart of their failure more acutely than anyone … Varoufakis has the greatest political virtues of all – courage and honesty * The Times * A tremendously indiscreet account … drawing upon his own audio recordings and diaries of top-level meetings. It is deeply personal and very well written * Financial Times * The most jaw-dropping segments are the accounts of phone calls and closed-door meetings – often verbatim, courtesy of his secret recordings – between ministers and technocrats … We see duplicity and cynicism ruling supreme .. A convincing critique … Our own government should take note * Daily Telegraph * This is a superbly written account of the struggle to alleviate the austerity imposed upon the Greek people by the eurozone. Greece, argues Varoufakis, has been put in a debtors’ prison and robbed of autonomy and dignity for the indefinite future. Critics would argue that he failed as finance minister in 2015 because he was insufficiently politic. More plausibly, he could never have succeeded, such were the vested interests arrayed against him. This outcome was – and is – a tragedy, because he was – and is – right. The bulk of Greek debt should indeed be cancelled outright. Read and weep — Martin Wolf, Financial Times Summer Reads
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Adult Children of Alien Beings

Adult Children of Alien Beings by Dennis Danvers is a science fiction novelette about the emotional journey of a man seeking the truth about his parents, who were always rather ….odd, and his own heritage.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Adobe XD CC Classroom in a Book (2018 Release)

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe XD CC Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe XD CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) contains 10 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to: Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe What you need to use this book: Adobe XD CC (2018 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.) Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe XD CC software.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2018 Release)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book(R)
New ways to assemble collections and more search filters make it easier than ever to organize your growing library and find the photos you need. Streamline your editing workflow using intelligent tools trained with thousands of professionally corrected images, and make more selective local adjustments with sophisticated color and tone range masking. Work on your photos on any device; then, create stylish books and print layouts, dynamic slideshows, and interactive web galleries to showcase your images-or publish them online with just a click. The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC! Classroom in a Book(R), the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. *Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)* contains 11 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchase of this book includes valuable online features. Follow the instructions in the book’s Getting Started section to unlock access to: – Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book – Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (2018 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.) Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC software.