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Making Money

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The long awaited, brand new adult **Discworld **novel.It’s an offer you can’t refuse.Who would not to wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork’s Royal Mint and the bank next door?It’s a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long.The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire. There’s something nameless in the cellar (and the cellar itself is pretty nameless), it turns out that the Royal Mintruns at a loss. A 300 year old wizard is after his girlfriend, he’s about to be exposed as a fraud, but the Assassins Guild might get him first. In fact lot of people want him deadOh. And every day he has to take the Chairman for walkies.Everywhere he looks he’s making enemies.What he should be doing is . . . **Making Money**!*From the Hardcover edition.*

Making Literature Matter: An Anthology for Readers and Writers

Students have always responded powerfully to the memorable stories, poems, plays, and essays gathered in distinctive clusters in *Making Literature Matter*’s thematic anthology. At the same time, the book’s chapters on reading, writing, and research help students harness those responses into persuasive, well-supported arguments about the issues raised by the literature.
As ever, the new edition of *Making Literature Matter* reflects John Schilb and John Clifford’s careful attention to emerging pedagogical needs. In response to instructor requests, the text includes even more instruction on the key skills of argumentation, critical reading, and research, while linking literature more directly to the newsworthy current issues of today in new “Literature and Current Issues” clusters. Further, they have read widely to identify the most engaging recent fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction, and based their new choices for the seventh edition on how well that literature explores issues that matter to students right now.
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*Making Literature Matter* is also available with LaunchPad Solo for Literature, a set of online materials that helps beginning literature students learn and practice close reading and critical thinking skills in an interactive environment. To order *Making Literature Matter* packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Literature, use ISBN 978-1-319-07191-2.
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Making Books

This is a modern, stylish and practical guide to the traditional craft of bookbinding, written by the founders of the London Centre for Book Arts, a destination workshop space that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Accessible enough for complete beginners, while full of inspiration for those with more experience, this is the ultimate guide to making beautiful books by hand. Starting with an introduction to the bindery and a useful inventory of necessary tools and equipment, you’ll also learn about different paper types, and special finishes such as cloth coverings, headbands and ribbon markers.

You’ll then find clear step-by-step instructions for six different hand-made book types, from simple pamphlets and concertinas to more elaborate multi-section bindings. Each project includes ideas for variations, resulting in over 20 different possible outcomes. There are also details about more advanced techniques and specialist bindings, as well as handy layout and design advice.

A combination of practical and inspirational photography will guide readers clearly through each stage of the process, while showcasing the unique results that can be achieved and offering an exclusive peek into the workings of the authors’ studio.

(source: Bol.com)

Making Better Buildings

From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods – entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project.Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer/builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of: Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts Availability/accessibility Viable applications and future potential.Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner.Whether you are an owner preparing to build a green or natural home, or a conventional contractor determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing construction practices, this up-to-the minute resource will help you make the best decisions for your project, while meeting your energy, efficiency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario which became a fifteen-year research project into the implementation of sustainable building materials and technologies. He created the Sustainable Building Design and Construction program at Fleming College in 2005, and together with Jen Feigin founded and directs the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living. Chris is the author of 3 previous books on sustainable building including Straw Bale Details and More Straw Bale Building.
**Recensie(s)**

Making Better Buildings is essential reading for home builders, owner-builders, or anyone interested in hiring a contractor to build their green dream home. This book is full of useful, up-to-date, cutting edge information and is amazingly thorough and easy to read. It will help readers make the best decisions possible regarding energy efficiency, cost, durability, health, embodied energy, labor requirements, and so on. Quite possibly the most valuable book ever published on green building! —Dan Chiras, Ph.D., director, The Evergreen Institute and author, The Natural House, The New Ecological Home and The Solar House Comparing contemporary building technologies based on criteria such as embodied energy or energy efficiency is a huge job — a job that holds most contractors and owner-builders back from making informed choices. Chris Magwood has saved us all thousands of research hours with Making Better Buildings. This book is not only a tool for the builders of today, but is a marvelous textbook for the young, emerging building professionals of tomorrow. —Emily Niehaus, Founding Director of Community Rebuilds At last: clarity! There are more and more people all over the world who are discovering the joy and satisfaction of building for themselves with natural materials. Very few, however, are also able to teach, communicate and inspire those around them. Of that precious few, Chris Magwood is at the top of the list; his delight and mastery of the subject hums in every page. Whether you want a broad overview, or access to high-quality, practical information on specific subjects, this is the book for you. —Bruce King, PE, Director, Ecological Building Network If you’re drilling deep into sustainable building and want more than superficial details, let Chris Magwood be your guide. Making Better Buildings will help builders and homeowners quantify the green building process, and better understand the impact of their decisions. —Scott Gibson, Green Building Advisor Chris Magwood’s new book is exciting news for builders and homeowners everywhere! This includes people who haven’t even heard yet of the ideas that Chris lays out with such accessible knowledge and clarity. As one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ecological builders in North America, practicality and efficiency is one of his prime concerns. As one of the leading natural builders in the world, his affordable ideas are offered for all scales, within his broad and creative vision. —Mark Lakeman, Communitecture Architecture & Planning, and cofounder, The City Repair Project, Portland, OR Based on Chris Magwood’s considerable experience of sustainable buildings systems, this book provides invaluable guidance for builders, designers and those thinking of building their own home. Stripping away the hype, the book provides a rational and balanced assessment of alternative options for the major components of a building. It is particularly valuable since it includes a wide range of criteria such as cost, durability, code compliance and labour intensiveness together with environmental criteria, which make it a highly useful decision support tool for many sustainable building projects. Also, we are encouraged to get beyond the bickering about different systems at the � micro level and to focus on the bigger picture, � macro issues, when choosing building components and systems which will lead to significant change. —Professor Mark Gorgolewski, Ryerson University Making Better Buildings belongs in the library of every designer or builder in the green building business and should be read by every owner planning a new home. This is not simply green building — this is the future of construction! Chris Magwood has clearly described the pros and cons of the most viable natural building techniques and places them in context to create a tool that is timeless. All of the systems reviewed have the promise of significantly reducing the environmental footprint of construction. —Jeff Ruppert, P.E., structural and civil engineer, and publisher, The Last Straw Journal Ever wondered about the many shades of green in Green Building?The book you hold in your hand not only walks you through the vast array of techniques, written by one of the worlds most experienced green builders and educators, it also provides you with all the information necessary to compose the shade of green which suits you best. The information gathered here about issues such as techniques, embodied energy, health aspects are unique in the world, and is guaranteed to make this book the leading reference book for environmentally concerned building planners for years to come. Excellent work. —Max Vittrup Jensen, consultant, and director, PermaLot Centre of Natural Building We’re often asked to recommend books to guide people along the path to building their own natural home. The list of books is quite short, but with Making Better Buildings it just got one important book longer. —Oliver Swann, naturalhomes.org This book is a must read for anyone trying to demystify the myriad of green building options. Chris Magwood packs this book with scientific data plus his unique hands-on experience. The result will leave every reader with a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges for a variety of super eco-friendly building methods. —Sigi Koko, natural builder, and founder, Down to Earth Design Making Better Buildings is essential reading for home builders, owner-builders, or anyone interested in hiring a contractor to build their green dream home. This book is full of useful, up-to-date, cutting edge information and is amazingly thorough and easy to read. It will help readers make the best decisions possible regarding energy efficiency, cost, durability, health, embodied energy, labor requirements, and so on. Quite possibly the most valuable book ever published on green building! —Dan Chiras, Ph.D., director, The Evergreen Institute and author, The Natural House, The New Ecological Home and The Solar House Comparing contemporary building technologies based on criteria such as embodied energy or energy efficiency is a huge job — a job that holds most contractors and owner-builders back from making informed choices. Chris Magwood has saved us all thousands of research hours with Making Better Buildings. This book is not only a tool for the builders of today, but is a marvelous textbook for the young, emerging building professionals of tomorrow. —Emily Niehaus, Founding Director of Community Rebuilds At last: clarity! There are more and more people all over the world who are discovering the joy and satisfaction of building for themselves with natural materials. Very few, however, are also able to teach, communicate and inspire those around them. Of that precious few, Chris Magwood is at the top of the list; his delight and mastery of the subject hums in every page. Whether you want a broad overview, or access to high-quality, practical information on specific subjects, this is the book for you. —Bruce King, PE, Director, Ecological Building Network If you’re drilling deep into sustainable building and want more than superficial details, let Chris Magwood be your guide. Making Better Buildings will help builders and homeowners quantify the green building process, and better understand the impact of their decisions. —Scott Gibson, Green Building Advisor Chris Magwood’s new book is exciting news for builders and homeowners everywhere! This includes people who haven’t even heard yet of the ideas that Chris lays out with such accessible knowledge and clarity. As one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ecological builders in North America, practicality and efficiency is one of his prime concerns. As one of the leading natural builders in the world, his affordable ideas are offered for all scales, within his broad and creative vision. —Mark Lakeman, Communitecture Architecture & Planning, and cofounder, The City Repair Project, Portland, OR Based on Chris Magwood’s considerable experience of sustainable buildings systems, this book provides invaluable guidance for builders, designers and those thinking of building their own home. Stripping away the hype, the book provides a rational and balanced assessment of alternative options for the major components of a building. It is particularly valuable since it includes a wide range of criteria such as cost, durability, code compliance and labour intensiveness together with environmental criteria, which make it a highly useful decision support tool for many sustainable building projects. Also, we are encouraged to get beyond the bickering about different systems at the micro level and to focus on the bigger picture, macro issues, when choosing building components and systems which will lead to significant change. —Professor Mark Gorgolewski, Ryerson University Making Better Buildings belongs in the library of every designer or builder in the green building business and should be read by every owner planning a new home. This is not simply green building — this is the future of construction! Chris Magwood has clearly described the pros and cons of the most viable natural building techniques and places them in context to create a tool that is timeless. All of the systems reviewed have the promise of significantly reducing the environmental footprint of construction. —Jeff Ruppert, P.E., structural and civil engineer, and publisher, The Last Straw Journal Ever wondered about the many shades of green in Green Building? The book you hold in your hand not only walks you through the vast array of techniques, written by one of the worlds most experienced green builders and educators, it also provides you with all the information necessary to compose the shade of green which suits you best. The information gathered here about issues such as techniques, embodied energy, health aspects are unique in the world, and is guaranteed to make this book the leading reference book for environmentally concerned building planners for years to come. Excellent work. —Max Vittrup Jensen, consultant, and director, PermaLot Centre of Natural Building We’re often asked to recommend books to guide people along the path to building their own natural home. The list of books is quite short, but with Making Better Buildings it just got one important book longer. —Oliver Swann, naturalhomes.org This book is a must read for anyone trying to demystify the myriad of green building options. Chris Magwood packs this book with scientific data plus his unique hands-on experience. The result will leave every reader with a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges for a variety of super eco-friendly building methods. —Sigi Koko, natural builder, and founder, Down to Earth Design
(source: Bol.com)

Makerspace Sound and Music Projects for All Ages

**Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.****
****Dream up and build your own sound and music projects–no experience necessary! ****
**This easy-to-follow guide shows, step-by-step, how to work with sound generation, recording, editing, and distribution tools. Co-written by a professional audio engineer and a dedicated maker-librarian, *Makerspace Sound and Music Projects* *for All Ages* gets you started designing, programming, and assembling fun music and audio creations right away. The book features dozens of DIY projects complete with parts lists, start-to-finish instructions, and full-color illustrations that guarantee success. You will explore the latest inexpensive–or free!–audio software for Windows, Apple, iOS, and Android devices.
-Work with free and low-cost music apps and programs-Build unique musical instruments from household items-Choose a microphone that fits your needs and budget-Learn about DAWs and audio recording and editing applications-Start making sound with littleBits, Scratch, and MakeyMakey-Create killer drum beats and melodic sequences using micro: Bit-Record your music and use cutting-edge analog and digital effects-Add sound to your robotics, e-textile, 3-D printing, and wearable gadgets-Upload your audio creations to SoundCloud, YouTube, and iTunes

Make Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire

Take a trip to the dark side with **12 books** by some of the hottest names in edgy romance, including USA Today Bestselling authors *CJ Roberts, Eliza Gayle*, and *Aleatha Romig*!
**Pam Godwin**: [Beneath the Burn](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17561072.Beneath_the_Burn “Beneath the Burn”)
**Skye Warren**: [Wanderlust](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18069463.Wanderlust “Wanderlust”)
**Claire Thompson**: [Enslaved](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12883970.Enslaved “Enslaved”)
**Cari Silverwood**: [Take Me, Break Me](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17264796.Take_Me__Break_Me “Take Me, Break Me”)
**Annabel Joseph**: [Comfort Object](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13108550.Comfort_Object “Comfort Object”)
**Aleatha Romig**: [Consequences](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12416934.Consequences “Consequences”)
**Shoshanna Evers**: [The Man Who Holds The Whip](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16399036.The_Man_Who_Holds_The_Whip “The Man Who Holds The Whip”)
**Annika Martin**: [The Hostage Bargain](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18502668.The_Hostage_Bargain “The Hostage Bargain”)
**Jasmine Haynes**: [Take Your Pleasure](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19013179.Take_Your_Pleasure “Take Your Pleasure”)
**Eliza Gayle**: [Play With Me](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20890736.Play_With_Me “Play With Me”)
**Pepper Winters**: [Tears of Tess](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18399439.Tears_of_Tess “Tears of Tess”)
**CJ Roberts**: [Captive in the Dark](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12541075.Captive_in_the_Dark “Captive in the Dark”)
*These e-books would cost over $40 if purchased separately. This set will only be available for a limited time, so order your copy now!*

Make It, Wear It

Create your own stylish, electronics-based wearables―for all experience levels!

This fun TAB guide shows you how to dream up, design, and assemble fashion-forward wearable electronics, garments, and accessories in no time. Make It, Wear It: Wearable Electronics for Makers, Crafters and Cosplayers clearly explains cutting-edge sewing, crafting, and electronics techniques and features a series of easy-to-follow projects using readily-sourced components and tools. You’ll see how to embed the latest technologies into your garments, including Arduino, color sensors, and Bluetooth―you’ll even explore laser cutting and 3D printing!

Projects include:

  • 3D embellished T-shirt
  • Fiber optic fabric scarf
  • Festival fun hip pack
  • Solar backpack
  • Starlight fiber optic skirt
  • Programmable sewn circuit cuff
  • LED matrix clutch purse
  • And more

  • Maigret si mette in viaggio

    Quella gente gli dava sui nervi, c’era poco da fare. Di fronte a loro era nella stessa posizione dell’ultimo arrivato in un club, per esempio, o in una classe, che si sente impacciato perché non conosce ancora le regole, le abitudini, le parole d’ordine, ha vergogna e pensa sempre che gli altri lo prendano in giro. Era convinto che John T. Arnold, così disinvolto, a suo agio con banchieri e re in esilio, a Londra come a Roma, a Berlino come a New York, si fosse divertito della sua goffaggine e l’avesse trattato con una condiscendenza lievemente compassionevole. Al pari di tutti, forse anzi meglio di tanti altri visto il mestiere che faceva, Maigret sapeva come si trattano certi affari e come si vive in certi ambienti.Ma era una conoscenza teorica, non vissuta in prima persona. E c’erano dei particolari che lo disorientavano. Per la prima volta aveva l’occasione di entrare in contatto con un mondo a parte, di cui la gente comune apprende qualcosa solo grazie ai pettegolezzi dei giornali. (Le inchieste di Maigret 56 di 75)
    (source: Bol.com)

    Maidens on Mercury

    Alien abduction, penetration and pleasure!
    This is Book 1 of a fun & naughty short story series. Each story stands alone. Melody is a bikini barista who just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. She has had it with men and declares that to the universe as she closes up her store one night. A strange light opens up in the skies, and suddenly she is whisked away to another planet. The frightening aliens there need healthy human females to breed and populate their dying planet. And she has been chosen as a human vessel for their alien seed. Although she is at first terrified, she soon learns that being bred with an alien is far more pleasurable than she could have imagined.

    Maiden Voyage: Star Magi Saga – Prequel

    **A journey of discovery to the stars turns into a hunt for a murderer on a distant planet.
    But things go from bad to worse when a Space Dragon appears.**
    On her first interstellar journey to the stars, Amanda is stunned at the magical and technological marvels that she discovers. But during her absence, a friend back home on Earth is murdered in cold blood.
    Swearing revenge, Amanda hunts down the killer, tracking him to a distant planet, thousands of lightyears from Sol.
    Things become even more complicated however when a Dragon, flying through the void of space appears, and it’s not here to make friends.
    **This novella is a prequel to the forthcoming first full novel in the Star Magi Saga, a Space Fantasy series filled with Magic, starships, conspiracy, adventure and Space Dragons. **

    Magictorn

    Sloane finds herself captured, and in the presence of the evil druid Ardan. It will take all her cunning trickery and help from friends in order to break free. Now the real work begins. A war has begun and Sloane won’t stop until it ends with her and Logan’s happily ever after.
    *Language warning- Sloane has a potty mouth. 16+ up recommended reading age.

    The Magician’s Land: A Novel

    The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on SYFY#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR   ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and MailQuentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him.   Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.   The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.

    Magician’s Gambit

    SUMMARY: The Belgariad Book #3 Ce’Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, was confused. Everyone knows the tales of the Orb protecting the West from the evil God Torak are just silly legends. But here she is, forced to join a dangerous quest to recover that stolen Orb. No one believes in sorcery, but Garion’s aunt and grandfather seem to be the fabled sorcerers Polgara and Belgarath. Even young Garion is learning to do socerey. Garion, a farm boy is totally unsuitable for an Imperial Princess. Yet, for some reason she has the urge to brush back his hair, and comfort him. Now he is going to a strange evil tower to face some horrible, powerful magician, and she cannot be there to watch over him. He might be killed, and she may never see him again.

    The Magician

    Read the second book in the *New York Times* bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, perfect for fans of*The Maze Runner* and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
    After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Nicollo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He’ s after them, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. For every day spent without the Book of Abraham the Mage, they age one year—their magic becoming weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophesy is becoming more and more clear.
    It’s time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic: Fire Magic. And there’ s only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel’s old student, the Comte de Saint-Germain—alchemist, magician, and rock star. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope—if they don’t turn on each other first.
    **Praise for The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series:***
    The Alchemyst*
    [**STAR**] “[A] A riveting fantasy…While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias…those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read.”—***School Library Journal*, Starred**
    *The Magician*
    [**STAR**] “Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trailer of destruction and well-timed revelations.”—***Kirkus Reveiws*, Starred**
    *The Sorceress*
    “Master yarnspinner that he is, Scott expertly cranks up the suspense while keeping his now-large cast in quick motion….This page –turner promises plenty of action to come.”—***Kirkus Reviews***
    *The Necromancer*
    “Unrelenting forward momentum….This book will thrill fans.”—***School Library Journal***
    *From the Hardcover edition.*
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    Magician, Apprentice

    To the forest on the shore of the Kingdom of the Isles, the orphan called Pug came to study with the master magician Kulgan. But though his courage won him a place at court and the heart of a lovely Princess, he was ill at ease with the normal ways of wizardry. Yet Pug’s strange sort of magic would one day change forever the fates of two worlds. For dark beings from another world had opened a rift in the fabric of spacetime to begin again the age-old battle between the forces of Order and Chaos.

    Magician

    In the westernmost province of the Kingdom of the Isles, upon the world of Midkemia, an orphan kitchen boy named Pug was made apprentice to the magician Kulgan.
    Here starts an adventure that will span lifetimes and worlds. Discover where the story begins.
    The world had changed even before I discovered the foreign ship wrecked on the shore below Crydee Castle, but it was the harbinger of the chaos and death that was coming to our door.
    War had come to the Kingdom of the Isles, and in the years that followed it would scatter my friends across the world. I longed to train as a warrior and fight alongside our duke like my foster-brother, but when the time came, I was not offered that choice. My fate would be shaped by other forces.
    My name is Pug. I was once an orphaned kitchen boy, with no family and no prospects, but I am destined to become a master magician…
    **