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Daddy’s Game

Sparks fly when up-and-coming artist Carmen Harris meets football star Natron Dakers at her first gallery opening. Carmen soon discovers that Natron is the type of man who sees what he wants and goes after it… and apparently what he wants is her. Almost before she knows it Carmen finds herself taking everything Natron gives her and begging for more, and when he reveals that he wants to be her dominant daddy and her to be his submissive little girl, she doesn’t hesitate to agree. At the top of his profession, Natron has money, fame, and all the perks that go with them, and now at last in Carmen he has found a woman he wants to share it with. His life feels complete… until in a split second everything comes crashing down when a devastating injury threatens to end his season-and maybe his career. Natron fears he will lose it all, but will he self-destruct or can he dig deep and fight hard for himself, his teammates, and his little girl? Publisher’s Note: Daddy’s Game is the second book in the Daddy’s Girl series. It incorporates characters from the first book in the series, Daddy Morebucks, but it is a stand-alone novel. The content of Daddy’s Game includes spankings, graphic sexual scenes, elements of age play and BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

The Da Vinci Code

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci — clues visible for all to see — yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion — an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory’s ancient secret — and an explosive historical truth — will be lost forever..
**Recensie(s)**

Fascinating and absorbing… A great, riveting read. I loved this book — Harlan Coben Blockbuster perfection… An exhilaratingly brainy thriller. Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase * The New York Times * Exceedingly clever… Both fascinating and fun… A considerable achievement * The Washington Post * Brown’s novel adroitly blends the chase-stuffed thrillers of Robert Ludlum and the learned romps of Umberto Eco… For anyone who wants more brain food than thrillers normally provide * The Sunday Times * A gripping bestseller… Brown has cracked the bestseller code * Guardian *
(source: Bol.com)

Da Vinci Code

Simbolog Robert Langdon menerima telepon misterius yang mengundangnya ke Museum Louvre Paris pada tengah malam. Sesampainya di sana, yang ditemui Langdon adalah mayat telanjang sang kurator museum dengan posisi dan tato aneh di perutnya. Langdon terkejut ketika menyadari bahwa teka-teki itu memang mengarah ke misteri terbesar sepanjang sejarah yang petunjukknya tersembunyi dalam karya-karya Da Vinci. Misteri tentang persaudaraan rahasia yang melibatkan nama-nama besar. Persaudaraan yang menjaga sebuah fakta sejarah yang sangat mengejutkan. Fakta yang bisa mengguncang keyakinan miliaran manusia. Dengan bantuan kriptolog Shopie Neveu, Langdon berusaha memecahkan misteri itu sambil berusaha menghindari kejaran polisis sepanjang Paris, London, dan kota lainnya. Langdon harus segera memecahkan misteri itu dan mengalahkan musuh tersembunyi yang menghadang di setiap langkah mereka dan mengancam nyawa. [Mizan, Bentang, Dan Brown, Langdon, Indonesia]

Cython: A Guide for Python Programmers

Build software that combines Python’s expressivity with the performance and control of C (and C++). It’s possible with Cython, the compiler and hybrid programming language used by foundational packages such as NumPy, and prominent in projects including Pandas, h5py, and scikits-learn. In this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Cython to improve Python’s performance—up to 3000x— and to wrap C and C++ libraries in Python with ease.
Author Kurt Smith takes you through Cython’s capabilities, with sample code and in-depth practice exercises. If you’re just starting with Cython, or want to go deeper, you’ll learn how this language is an essential part of any performance-oriented Python programmer’s arsenal.
* Use Cython’s static typing to speed up Python code
* Gain hands-on experience using Cython features to boost your numeric-heavy Python
* Create new types with Cython—and see how fast object-oriented programming in Python can be
* Effectively organize Cython code into separate modules and packages without sacrificing performance
* Use Cython to give Pythonic interfaces to C and C++ libraries
* Optimize code with Cython’s runtime and compile-time profiling tools
* Use Cython’s prange function to parallelize loops transparently with OpenMP
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### Descrizione del libro
A Guide for Python Programmers
### Sinossi
Build software that combines Python’s expressivity with the performance and control of C (and C++). It’s possible with Cython, the compiler and hybrid programming language used by foundational packages such as NumPy, and prominent in projects including Pandas, h5py, and scikits-learn. In this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Cython to improve Python’s performance—up to 3000x— and to wrap C and C++ libraries in Python with ease.
Author Kurt Smith takes you through Cython’s capabilities, with sample code and in-depth practice exercises. If you’re just starting with Cython, or want to go deeper, you’ll learn how this language is an essential part of any performance-oriented Python programmer’s arsenal.
* Use Cython’s static typing to speed up Python code
* Gain hands-on experience using Cython features to boost your numeric-heavy Python
* Create new types with Cython—and see how fast object-oriented programming in Python can be
* Effectively organize Cython code into separate modules and packages without sacrificing performance
* Use Cython to give Pythonic interfaces to C and C++ libraries
* Optimize code with Cython’s runtime and compile-time profiling tools
* Use Cython’s prange function to parallelize loops transparently with OpenMP

Cyrano de Bergerac

SUMMARY: Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. One of the most beloved heroes of the stage, Cyrano de Bergerac is a magnificent wit who, despite his many gifts, feels that no woman can ever love him because of his enormous nose. He adores the beautiful Roxanne but, lacking courage, decides instead to help the tongue-tied but winsome Christian woo the fair lady by providing him with flowery sentiments and soulful poetry. Roxanne is smitten—but is it Christian she loves or Cyrano? A triumph from the moment of its 1897 premiere, Cyrano de Bergerac has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the world. Its perennial popularity is a tribute to the universal appeal of its themes and characters.Peter Connor is Associate Professor of French and comparative literature at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of Georges Bataille and the Mysticism of Sin (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).

Cygnus Space Opera : Books 1 to 3

*Cygnus Rising*, *Cygnus Expanding*, and *Cygnus Arrives* – the first three books in the Cygnus Space Opera series bundled together.
Snarky Hillcats and the Cygnus Marines on harrowing missions…. What could go wrong?
From space they came, to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they’ve gone before.
They didn’t expect to find life, but they did, another human colony at the far reaches of space. The Cygnus-12 goes on a mission of peace, but war beckons, and the space ship is the prize.
What do others have to say about the Cygnus Space Opera?
“Most authors can’t make an animal character believable. This one does. Craig Martelle has a great imagination and can put it down on paper for you to enjoy also, just like the great writers of the golden age. His writing is very reminiscent of their work.” – Amazon five-star reviewer
“…you will see the flavor of Sci-fi, Fantasy, and with enough sarcasm and humor to keep you highly entertained!”
“A character driven book, but with a stable plot as well.”
“I enjoyed reading it very much. There is a lot of humor as well as action. I look forward to the next book in the series.”

Cyclops

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A wealthy American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in an antique blimp. From Cuban waters, the blimp drifts toward Florida with a crew of dead men — Soviet cosmonauts. DIRK PITT discovers a shocking scheme: a covert group of U.S. industrialists has put a colony on the moon, a secret base they will defend at any cost. Threatened in space, the Russians are about to strike a savage blow in Cuba — and only DIRK PITT can stop them. From a Cuban torture chamber to the cold ocean depths, Pitt is racing to defuse an international conspiracy that threatens to shatter the earth!

Cycle of the Werewolf

The first scream came from the snowbound railwayman who felt the fangs ripping at his throat. The next month there was a scream of ecstatic agony from the woman attacked in her snug bedroom.
Now scenes of unbelieving horror come each time the full moon shines on the isolated Maine town of Tarker Mills. No one knows who will be attacked next. But one thing is sure.
When the moon grows fat, a paralyzing fear sweeps through Tarker Mills. For snarls that sound like human words can be heard whining through the wind. And all around are the footprints of a monster whose hunger cannot be sated… **Cycle of the Werewolf**.

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

A fly-on-the-wall account of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal – the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong’s precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring to life the astonishing twists and turns of the scandal that has rocked the world of cycling. With unprecedented access to the key players in the drama – from Armstrong’s fellow cyclists and top cycling officials to doctors, trainers and wives – Cycle of Lies reveals how Armstrong built a fortress of people around him to protect his image and upend the lives of anybody who stood in his way. As America’s fallen idol faces potential perjury charges, Cycle of Lies widens the focus to expose corruption at all levels of the sport in a thrilling, page-turning work of contemporary narrative history.

**Recensie(s)**

‘Riveting … Why did he do it? is clearly the first question begging for an answer. And How did he get away with it for so long? is another. Macur investigates both exhaustively and the result is a tale right out of ancient Greece – the demi-god with the fatal flaw’ Toronto Star ‘Macur is a fine writer and a tireless reporter’ Observer ‘Her well-researched book pays testimony to the determination of a large group of people, those used and cast aside by Armstrong, who found the courage to stand up to the bully … That he was still arrogant enough to try to get her to change the title of ‘Cycle of Lies’ speaks volumes for his self-centred nature and Macur’s determination as a journalist to stick with what she believed to be the truth’ Eastern Daily Press ‘Macur offers plenty that is new and is capable of holding your interest … Compared with the other recent Armstrong books – ‘The Secret Race’, ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Wheelmen’ – ‘Cycle of Lies’ is the one to read if you want the whole story nailed in a clear and concise narrative … But it is also a book that can be quite subtle at times and contains moments of beauty … a rewarding read’ Podium Cafe
(source: Bol.com)

Cybernation

In the year 2010, computers are the new superpowers. Those who control them control the world. To enforce the Net Laws, Congress creates the ultimate computer security agency within the FBP the Net Force. When web service is disrupted across the world, a new nation makes its presence known. Terrorists from a virtual country called CyberNation have taken the web hostage. Their demands: worldwide recognition and rights for their “citizens.” Though there are millions of CyberNation sympathizers, Net Force rallies its troops for an all-out war on three fronts — politically, physically, and electronically — because dealing with terrorists is never an option…

Cutting Machine Crafts with Your Cricut, Sizzix, Or Silhouette

Cutting Machine Crafts with Your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette: Die Cutting Machine Projects to Make with 60 SVG Files by Lia Griffith
**Get more creative with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette die cutting machine! Here are 50 easy projects and 60 templates for making gorgeous home accessories, fun party decor, and memorable gifts. **

This book includes beautiful items you can make using just about any electronic die cutting machine, by downloading the SVG templates, running your materials through your machine, and following the instructions to assemble your cut materials. Discover graphic Scandinavian patterns to decorate aprons and tea towels, paper succulent centerpieces, and dozens of blooms for bouquets, garlands, and crowns. Every project includes easy instructions and plenty of variations so you can get the most out of your machine.

With an introduction to electronic die cutting machines and options for cutting the templates out by hand, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice.
*Includes instructions for downloading 60 SVG cut files compatible with most electronic cutting machines. *

Cutting Edge

WIRED. Africa becomes the battle ground in 21st-century war. As fiberoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African fiberoptic ring is his most ambitious—and expensive—endeavor to date. His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the network. Trading in black market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information. To ensure his success, Devane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts—and kidnaps his daughter. Now, Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to turn the tables against Devane…once and for all.

Curtain

A wheelchair-bound Poirot returns to Styles, the venue of his first investigation, where he knows another murder is going to take place… The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington. So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot’s declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?…
**Recensie(s)**

First rate Christie: fast, complicated, wryly funny’ Time Superb, vintage Christie’ Sunday Express
(source: Bol.com)

Cursor’s Fury

SUMMARY: Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera’s aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support – even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord’s Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy – or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?Treachery is rife elsewhere, as young Tavi of Calderon will find. Posted away from the war, Tavi joins a legion anyway, under an assumed name. Then Kalare does the unthinkable – uniting with the brutish Canim. When treason wipes out the army’s command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced legion against the might of the Canim horde – the very last resort of a war-torn realm.

The Curse of the Pharaohs

SUMMARY: Bestselling author Elizabeth Peters, a writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key (Washington Post Book World) here continues her series of mysteries starring Amelia Peabody.

The Curse of Lono

The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman
**Hunter S. Thompson’s most eccentric book in a new, limited edition**
*The Curse of Lono* is to Hawaii what *Fear and Loathing* was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist’s “coverage” of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, *Curse* features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter’s oeuvre, has been long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy.
The author: Self-declared “gonzo” journalist, **Hunter S. Thompson** (1939-2005) penned nearly a dozen books, including * Hell’s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Generation of Swine, Songs for the Doomed*, and *The Great Shark Hunt*. He was also contributor to various national and international publications, including a weekly sports column for ESPN.com. His acerbic, over-the-top style had a profound impact on journalism and influenced a generation of writers.
The illustrator: **Ralph Steadman** is best known for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson. He is also a printmaker (his prints include a series of etchings on writers from William Shakespeare to William Burroughs). His own books include the lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci and *The Big I Am, the story of God*.
The editor: **Steve Crist** is the photography editor for TASCHEN, where he recently produced *Marilyn* by Andre de Dienes, *Steve McQueen* by William Claxton, and *The Polaroid Book*. He is currently working with Hugh Hefner on* Hugh Hefner’s Playboy*, on William Claxton’s forthcoming jazz opus *Jazzlife*, and a book of photographs created by Hunter S. Thompson. A California native, Steve is based at the TASCHEN America offices in Los Angeles.