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La giovane e bellissima dottoressa Song Lee è un’esperta virologa, che ha pagato a caro prezzo il suo desiderio di trasparenza e verità durante l’epidemia di Sars. Non ha rispettato l’ordine di segretezza impartito dal governo di Pechino, e per questo è stata allontanata, segregata a fare il medico generico in una remota provincia della Repubblica Popolare. Ma un tragico evento la richiama al centro della scena: un virus ancora più terribile sta minacciando il mondo, e Cina e Usa hanno unito gli sforzi per trovare un vaccino. Condotta in Florida, la dottoressa Lee partecipa a ricerche febbrili che sono la sola speranza di evitare una pandemia: proprio dal mare, dai suoi abitanti più antichi e misteriosi, le meduse, potrebbe venire la salvezza, come sembrano testimoniare persino alcune leggende. Le fasi finali della ricerca si tengono in un laboratorio segretissimo, nascosto nelle profondità dell’oceano Pacifico. Un laboratorio che però scompare misteriosamente nel nulla, così come tutti i ricercatori che ci lavorano. Solo Kurt Austin e i suoi amici della Numa possono, forse, rintracciarlo, mettere in salvo gli scienziati e impedire la catastrofe. La sfida, però, questa volta è quasi impossibile: il nemico da combattere ha molte facce, ed è molto, forse troppo pericoloso e difficile da scovare…

Medium Raw

A lot has changed since Kitchen Confidential. For the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business as a whole—and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, taking the reader back and forth—from the author’s bad old days—to the present. Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe travelling professional eater and drinker, Bourdain compares and contrasts what he’s seen and what he’s seeing, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the more controversial figures in food. Always returning to the question: “Why cook? “ Or the harder to answer: “Why cook well?”
Beginning with a secret and highly illegal after-hours gathering of powerful chefs he compares to a Mafia summit, the story follows the twists and eddies through subjects ranging from:
• “The Friends of David Chang” an incredibly undiplomatic discussion with (and peek into the mind of) the hottest, most influential chef in America.
• “Don’t Ask Alice”: Alice Waters. Good . . . or Evil?
• The Big Shake Out: The restaurant business in post economic meltdown America. How it’s changing. How it might change even more.
• And, Heroes and Villains. (With a few returning favorites.)

Meditation Techniques of the Buddhist and Taoist Masters

A guide to the mental disciplines and visualizations that Masters have used for ages in their quest for illumination.
* An insider’s view of specific meditation techniques and the steps necessary for a wide variety of * Buddhist and Taoist meditation practices.
* By the author of *Tantric Quest* (15,000 sold) and *Desire: The Tantric Path to Awakening*.
The esoteric practices followed in the quest for divinity generally remain a secret to the world–kept cloistered away for only the most ascetic practitioners. Now Daniel Odier, having immersed himself in the life and spiritual practices of Buddhist and Taoist monasteries throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Japan, reveals actual teachings passed on by the sages who are living expressions of their tradition.
Looking beyond doctrine, dogma, and philosophical treatises that ignore direct experiences of the practice, Odier provides a direct path to the heart of the religious experience that can be discovered through meditation. Beginning with the simple and fundamental steps necessary to prepare for meditation, Odier guides the reader through the specifics of the mental disciplines and visualizations that Buddhist and Taoist masters have used for ages in their quest for illumination. To devote oneself to meditation, in the sense understood by Buddhists and Taoists, is to realize the understanding of how every fiber of our being converges with all creation. *Meditation Techniques of the Buddhist and Taoist Masters* is a valuable guide to all who are in search of that realization.

Meditation in Action

Meditation in Action by Chogyam Trungpa
This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life.
He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action-generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom-revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego.


In un mondo tecnologico postatomico un gruppo di esploratori va alla ricerca della reliquia più sacra della loro religione trafugata da una banda di predoni ma scopre una realtà allucinante.
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In un mondo tecnologico postatomico un gruppo di esploratori va alla ricerca della reliquia più sacra della loro religione trafugata da una banda di predoni ma scopre una realtà allucinante.

Mech 4

A human settlement clings to life on the deadliest planet ever colonized. The indigenous creatures of Faust have never accepted any invaders–but today, new arrivals haunt their skies.
The Black Ship is a predatory vessel. Built for stealth, she glides undetected among the stars, seeking colonies along the Faustian Chain that are ripe for raiding–or outright conquest.
These three forces: the colonists, the alien life forms, and the cyborg crew of the Black Ship, are on a collision course in this thrilling military SF adventure.
THE BLACK SHIP is a Novella of classic military science fiction by B. V. Larson. The stories in this series can be read in any order.

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
*ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY* contains far more than just the funniest collection of autobiographical essays – it quite well registers as a manifesto about language itself. Wherever there’s a straight line, you can be sure that Sedaris lurks beneath the text, making it jagged with laughter; and just where the fault lines fall, he sits mischievously perched at the epicenter of it all.
No medium available to mankind is spared his cultural vision; no family member (even the dynasties of family pets) is forgotten in these pages of sardonic memories of Sedaris’s numerous incarnations in North Carolina, Chicago, New York, and France.
One essay, punctuated by a conspicuous absence of s’s and plurals, introduces the lisping young fifth-grader David “Thedarith,” who arms himself with a thesaurus, learns every nonsibilant word in the lexicon, eludes his wily speech therapy teacher, and amazes his countrified North Carolina teachers with his out-of-nowhere and man-size vocabulary.
By an ironic twist of fate, readers find present-day Sedaris in France, where only now, after all these years, he must cling safely to just plural nouns so as to avoid assigning the wrong genders to French objects. (Never mind that ordering items from the grocer becomes rather expensive.) Even the strictest of grammarians won’t be able to look at the parts of speech in the same way after exposing themselves to the linguistic phenomena of Sedarisian humor. Just why is a sandwich masculine, and yet, say, a belt is feminine in the French language? As he stealthily tries to decode French, like a cross between a housewife and a shrewddetective, he earns the contempt of his sadistic French teacher and soon even resorts to listening to American books on tape for secret relief.
What David Sedaris has to say about language classes, his brother’s gangsta-rap slang, typewriters, computers, audiobooks, movies, and even restaurant menus is sure to unleash upon the world a mad rash of pocket-dictionary-toting nouveau grammarians who bow their heads to a new, inverted word order.

McGraw-Hill Education Handbook of English Grammar & Usage

**The go-to guide for perfecting your grammar and communication skills in every situation**
English teachers aren’t the only ones who expect careful and correct language choices. Precision in language can be the deciding factor when it comes to getting a job or winning a promotion. Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up,* The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage* will get your grammar back on the right track. 
Written by two expert grammarians, the book provides bottom-line definitions, tips, and simple rules that summarize the essentials you need to know. You’ll find clear examples of usage and as well guidance on communication via text, email, and social media. 
The new, third edition of* The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage *features: 
•Straightforward explanations of common mistakes and why they happen
•Hundreds of correct and incorrect sentence examples, with errors clearly marked
•Quick tips for fixing your most stubborn grammatical mishaps
•Catchy memory aids for writing correctly the first time, and more

McGraw-Hill Education GRE 2019

**We Will Help You Get Your Best Score!**
With more than 125 years of experience in education, McGraw-Hill Education is the name you trust to deliver results. This MHE guide is the most comprehensive and relevant prep tool on the market. We will help you excel on the GRE with:
•6 full-length practice tests: 3 in the book and 3 more online
•A thorough review of the math concepts essential to the GRE
•Extensive practice questions for both the Verbal and Quantitative Sections
•Techniques for success on Data Interpretation questions
•Practice and sample high-scoring essays for Analytical Writing assignments
•Unique test-taking strategies to help you avoid the test maker’s traps
•Invaluable shortcuts to help you save time and minimize mistakes
Study on the go with 6 practice tests, and learn how to solve key problems with 18 instructional videos.
Customize your own study schedule based on diagnostic test results.
Learn unique tips developed by the author to help you avoid the test maker’s traps.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

**From the author of *Tess of the D’Urbervilles* comes a story of great psychological insight into a man who was at once violent and selfish but also magnanimous and humble.**
Michael Henchard gets drunk at a fair and sells his wife and child for five guineas to a sailor. By the time he has realized his terrible mistake, it is too late to save his family. Eighteen years later, after swearing off alcohol altogether, his wife and daughter return to the town where he is now mayor. Will their presence send Henchard spiraling backward into his old life? Will he be able to hold on to what he has so carefully built for himself?
This novel is part of Brilliance Audio’s extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

Max. Maximum Ride

Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman e Angel sono stati vittime di un esperimento che ha mutato per sempre il loro DNA. Cresciuti in un laboratorio e, una volta fuggiti, costantemente braccati dai loro stessi creatori, i ragazzi sono costretti a combattere non solo per se stessi, ma per la salvezza del mondo intero… Non si può certo dire che Max e il suo gruppo di amici “alati” abbiano avuto una vita tranquilla. Ma stavolta c’è addirittura di mezzo la vera mamma di Max – la sua mamma “umana” – ritrovata dopo mille avventure e peripezie e adesso caduta nelle mani di un folle assassino, il cui obiettivo finale è scatenare una catastrofe ecologica su scala mondiale. I sei ragazzi sono più che disposti a collaborare con la Marina degli Stati Uniti, in prima linea nella caccia all’uomo che sta mettendo in pericolo la sopravvivenza della Terra, ma, per farlo, dovranno spingersi là dove si nasconde la fonte del male, cioè negli abissi dell’oceano. E può esserci qualcosa di più terrorizzante – per individui che sono al novantotto per cento umani e al due per cento uccelli – dell’essere costretti a combattere in un mondo fatto unicamente d’acqua, gelido, oscuro e insondabile?


“The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet ‘Paradise’ get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first…” — Page [4] of cover.


Matter (Culture Series #7) by Iain M. Banks
In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one – maybe two – people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she’d thought abandoned forever.
Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to become an agent of the Culture’s Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilisations throughout the greater galaxy.
Concealing her new identity – and her particular set of abilities – might be a dangerous strategy, however. In the world to which Anaplian returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else’s war is never a simple matter.
MATTER is a novel of dazzling wit and serious purpose. An extraordinary feat of storytelling and breathtaking invention on a grand scale, it is a tour de force from a writer who has turned science fiction on its head.

Matrices and Linear Transformations

“Comprehensive . . . an excellent introduction to the subject.” — *Electronic Engineer’s Design Magazine*.
This introductory textbook, aimed at sophomore- and junior-level undergraduates in mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences, offers a smooth, in-depth treatment of linear algebra and matrix theory. The major objects of study are matrices over an arbitrary field.
Contents include Matrices and Linear Systems; Vector Spaces; Determinants; Linear Transformations; Similarity: Part I and Part II; Polynomials and Polynomial Matrices; Matrix Analysis; and Numerical Methods.
The first seven chapters, which require only a first course in calculus and analytic geometry, deal with matrices and linear systems, vector spaces, determinants, linear transformations, similarity, polynomials, and polynomial matrices. Chapters 8 and 9, parts of which require the student to have completed the normal course sequence in calculus and differential equations, provide introductions to matrix analysis and numerical linear algebra, respectively. Among the key features are coverage of spectral decomposition, the Jordan canonical form, the solution of the matrix equation AX = XB, and over 375 problems, many with answers.

Matplotlib for Python Developers

Leverage the power of Matplotlib to visualize and understand your data more effectively
Key Features

* Perform effective data visualization with Matplotlib and get actionable insights from your data

* Design attractive graphs, charts, and 2D plots, and deploy them to the web

* Get the most out of Matplotlib in this practical guide with updated code and examples

Book Description

Python is a general-purpose programming language increasingly being used for data analysis and visualization. Matplotlib is a popular data visualization package in Python used to design effective plots and graphs. This is a practical, hands-on resource to help you visualize data with Python using the Matplotlib library.

Matplotlib for Python Developers, Second Edition shows you how to create attractive graphs, charts, and plots using Matplotlib. You will also get a quick introduction to third-party packages, Seaborn, Pandas, Basemap, and Geopandas, and learn how to use them with Matplotlib. After that, you’ll embed and customize your plots in third-party tools such as GTK+3, Qt 5, and wxWidgets. You’ll also be able to tweak the look and feel of your visualization with the help of practical examples provided in this book. Further on, you’ll explore Matplotlib 2.1.x on the web, from a cloud-based platform using third-party packages such as Django. Finally, you will integrate interactive, real-time visualization techniques into your current workflow with the help of practical real-world examples.

By the end of this book, you’ll be thoroughly comfortable with using the popular Python data visualization library Matplotlib 2.1.x and leveraging its power to build attractive, insightful, and powerful visualizations.
What you will learn

* Create 2D and 3D static plots such as bar charts, heat maps, and scatter plots

* Get acquainted with GTK+3, Qt5, and wxWidgets to understand the UI backend of Matplotlib

* Develop advanced static plots with third-party packages such as Pandas, GeoPandas, and Seaborn

* Create interactive plots with real-time updates

* Develop web-based, Matplotlib-powered graph visualizations with third-party packages such as Django

* Write data visualization code that is readily expandable on the cloud platform

Who this book is for

This book is essentially for anyone who wants to create intuitive data visualizations using the Matplotlib library. If you’re a data scientist or analyst and wish to create attractive visualizations using Python, you’ll find this book useful. Some knowledge of Python programming is all you need to get started.

(source: Bol.com)

The Mating of Michael

“Sex in Seattle: Book Three ”
Everyone admires Michael Lamont for being a nurse, but his part-time work as a gay sex surrogate not only raises eyebrows, it’s cost him relationships. Michael is small, beautiful, and dedicated to working with people who need him. But what he really wants is a love of his own. He spends most of his time reading science fiction, especially books written by his favorite author and long-time crush, the mysteriously reclusive J.C. Guise.
James Gallway s life is slowly but inexorably sliding downhill. He wrote a best-selling science fiction novel at the tender age of eighteen, while bedridden with complications of polio. But by twenty-eight, he’s lost his inspiration and his will to live. His sales from his J.C. Guise books have been in decline for years. Wheelchair bound, James has isolated himself, convinced he is unlovable. When he is forced to do a book signing and meets Michael Lamont, he can t believe a guy who looks like Michael could be interested in a man like him.
Michael and James are made for each other. But they must let go of stubbornness to see that life finds a way and love has no limitations. ”
(source: Bol.com)