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Scrapyard Ship Series Books: 1 – 3

Over 1000 five star reviews. 100000s of copies sold. Nearly 2000 pages of lightning-paced action. The first three stories in the series readers are describing as: A fierce, sparkling and enchanted SciFi tale!
Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately — evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle. Worse yet, he’s relegated to his grandfather’s old house and rambling scrapyard. To complicate things, the women in his life are pulling from every direction. But It’s through a bizarre turn of events that Jason is led to a dried up subterranean aquifer hundreds of feet below ground. Here he discovers an advanced alien spacecraft, one that will propel his life in a new direction.
The adventure begins… and with it new troubles for Jason: The Craing, an unstoppable interstellar threat, is headed right for Earth. A desperate situation goes from bad to worse as the Alliance crumbles.
Fortunately, Jason’s unorthodox and impetuous nature seems to work in his favor as he moves up to the captain’s chair. First order of business is to reconnect with his SEAL team compatriots and face this enemy head on. What’s at stake? The very survival of the human race.
This is a full-length 70,000-word novel, first in the science fiction adventure series for Scrapyard Ship. Also note… the sequel, HAB 12 is also now available!
HAB 12 (Book 2)
Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf.
Jason’s been informed that three powerful Craing warships, having similar technology as The Lilly, will soon be en route to Earth. The Alliance must destroy the Craing’s wormhole means of distant space travel to avert Earth’s total annihilation. Unfortunately, there’s no way to reach the Craing worlds in time, at least not through conventional means.
It’s up to Jason and his hand-picked assault team to traverse, by advanced phase-shifting means, through the hazardous environment of HAB 12. This is an adventure fraught with carnivores of a Jurassic Age magnitude, and a terrain so deadly that turning back may be their only hope of survival.
Captain Jason Reynolds is back! In the third installment of the Scrapyard Ship sci-fi adventure series, Space Vengeance, Jason, his family, and The Lilly’s crew face the impending destruction of their internal nano-devices. What’s worse, what remains of the Craing fleet, some 1500 warships, is back and headed straight toward the already decimated planets within Allied space. In what looks to be a one-way suicide mission, Jason must leave Nan and Mollie behind on Earth and out of harm’s way.
While war rages on sixty light years from Earth, maniacal space raider Captain Stalls and hundreds of his pirated warships close in on Earth. Stalls knows exactly what he wants: to find and kill Captain Reynolds and take the beautiful Nan Reynolds for his own.

Scorch Song

It took one week to turn 17-year-old Jude Gallagher’s life on its head. She finally understands the meaning behind the ring, the last gift her father gave her before his death. She’s surrendered her heart to the one boy who will keep it safe, and she’s uncovered the mystery of the heated music that thrums through her blood like a second life. That should be enough problem-solving for a lifetime.
But the summer is just beginning.
When Kane O’Reilly gets himself into serious trouble with the Fireblood Contingent, Jude will risk everything to save him. And to do it, she must learn to trust the word of a Fireblood who wants her for himself.
Enter the world of the Firebloods in this sizzling sequel.

Scion of Raizel

After finding out that members of the Raizel clan were still alive, Calron sets out on a new journey to search for his family and finally learn the secrets of his birth and who he is. Reuniting with old friends and new, Calron builds himself a home in the new city of Selior. With a mysterious secret that he inherited from his Master, the young man establishes his influence amongst the Nobles and merchants. A secret that people will kill him and his friends for. This is the start of where Calron becomes a true member of the Raizel clan.

Scikit-Learn : Machine Learning Simplified

Implement scikit-learn into every step of the data science pipeline
About This Book

* Use Python and scikit-learn to create intelligent applications

* Discover how to apply algorithms in a variety of situations to tackle common and not-so common challenges in the machine learning domain

* A practical, example-based guide to help you gain expertise in implementing and evaluating machine learning systems using scikit-learn

Who This Book Is For

If you are a programmer and want to explore machine learning and data-based methods to build intelligent applications and enhance your programming skills, this is the course for you. No previous experience with machine-learning algorithms is required.
What You Will Learn

* Review fundamental concepts including supervised and unsupervised experiences, common tasks, and performance metrics

* Classify objects (from documents to human faces and flower species) based on some of their features, using a variety of methods from Support Vector Machines to Naive Bayes

* Use Decision Trees to explain the main causes of certain phenomena such as passenger survival on the Titanic

* Evaluate the performance of machine learning systems in common tasks

* Master algorithms of various levels of complexity and learn how to analyze data at the same time

* Learn just enough math to think about the connections between various algorithms

* Customize machine learning algorithms to fit your problem, and learn how to modify them when the situation calls for it

* Incorporate other packages from the Python ecosystem to munge and visualize your dataset

* Improve the way you build your models using parallelization techniques

In Detail

Machine learning, the art of creating applications that learn from experience and data, has been around for many years. Python is quickly becoming the go-to language for analysts and data scientists due to its simplicity and flexibility; moreover, within the Python data space, scikit-learn is the unequivocal choice for machine learning. The course combines an introduction to some of the main concepts and methods in machine learning with practical, hands-on examples of real-world problems. The course starts by walking through different methods to prepare your data—be it a dataset with missing values or text columns that require the categories to be turned into indicator variables. After the data is ready, you’ll learn different techniques aligned with different objectives—be it a dataset with known outcomes such as sales by state, or more complicated problems such as clustering similar customers. Finally, you’ll learn how to polish your algorithm to ensure that it’s both accurate and resilient to new datasets. You will learn to incorporate machine learning in your applications. Ranging from handwritten digit recognition to document classification, examples are solved step-by-step using scikit-learn and Python. By the end of this course you will have learned how to build applications that learn from experience, by applying the main concepts and techniques of machine learning.
Style and Approach

Implement scikit-learn using engaging examples and fun exercises, and with a gentle and friendly but comprehensive ”learn-by-doing” approach. This is a practical course, which analyzes compelling data about life, health, and death with the help of tutorials. It offers you a useful way of interpreting the data that’s specific to this course, but that can also be applied to any other data. This course is designed to be both a guide and a reference for moving beyond the basics of scikit-learn.
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Scientific American Science Desk Reference

Who names newly discovered planets? What exactly are black holes? Where are there the most earthquakes? When did the first Homo sapiens walk the earth? Why is the night sky dark? How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities? Since 1845, Scientific American has answered questions and provided the best information available in all areas of science. Now, Scientific American is proud to present an accessible, one-volume reference covering all the sciences. Whether you want to examine the tiniest microbes, the properties of the earth’s core, or the farthest reaches of space, this handy desk reference is the resource to turn to for the answers you need. * Over 500 biographies of key science figures * Thousands of glossary terms * Hundreds of useful Web sites * Tables, charts, diagrams, and illustrations * Sidebars featuring fascinating facts, mnemonic aids, and quizzes * Essays exploring ideas in-depth

Science Hacks

With Science Hacks, you no longer need a PhD to understand the fascinating ideas behind science’s greatest theories and discoveries. This latest addition to the ingenious new Hacks series will show you a technique for understanding and, crucially, remembering 100 of the most important and most interesting scientific theories from throughout the ages. On each topic, you’ll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you’ll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept before finally, you’ll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind. Includes such topics and fields as: Particle Physics Evolutionary Biology Genetics Medicine Chemistry Ecology
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School’s Out – Forever

A follow-up to The Angel Experiment finds bird-kid Max and her flock flying south on a perilous quest to find their parents, struggling to outmaneuver an FBI agent, facing the difficult task of attending school, and endeavoring to outwit her own clone. All ages. Simultaneous.

School Days

The celebrated series continues as a troubled teenager accused of a horrific crime draws Spenser into one of the most desperate cases of his career. Lily Ellsworth – erect, firm, white-haired, and stylish – is the grand dame of Dowling, Massachusetts, and possesses an iron will and a bottomless purse. When she hires Spenser to investigate her grandson Jared Clark’s alleged involvement in a school shooting, Spenser is led into an inquiry that grows more harrowing at every turn. Though seven people were killed in cold blood, and despite Jared’s being named as a co-conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is convinced of her grandson’s innocence. Jared’s parents are resigned to his fate, and the boy himself doesn’t seem to care whether he goes to prison for a crime he might not have committed. Robert B. Parker, the author of more than forty novels, has long been acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction and has been named Grand Master of the 2002 Edgar awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.Parker’s fictional Spenser inspired the ABC-TV series Spenser: For Hire. More recently, the Spenser novels Small Vices and Thin Air have been made into television films for the A&E network. Robert B. Parker lives in Boston.

Schneier on Security

Presenting invaluable advice from the world?s most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay — figuratively and literally — when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level — business, technical, or personal.

Schaum’s Outline of Mathematica, Third Edition

***Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?***
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More than 40 million students have trusted *Schaum’s* to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. *Schaum’s *is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, sovled problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. 
**This *Schaum’s Outline* gives you:**
•  750 exercises with answers
•  Introduction to the most widely used language in technical and scientific computing
•  Reference index of the most useful commands in Mathematica
• Support for all major textbooks for courses in Mathematica
*Schaum’s* reinforces the main concepts required in your course and offers hundreds of practice questions to help you suceed. Use* Schaum’s* to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!
**Schaum’s Outlines – Problem solved. **

Schaum’s Outline of Mathematica

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there’s Schaum’s Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum’s is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum’s Outline gives you Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field In-depth review of practices and applications Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum’s highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum’s Outlines-Problem Solved.

Schaum’s Outline of Geometry

Schaum’s Outline of Geometry, Sixth Edition by Barnett Rich, Christopher Thomas
Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Textbook too pricey?
Fortunately, there’s Schaum’s. This all-in-one-package includes more than 650 fully-solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 25 detailed videos featuring math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems—it’s just like having your own virtual tutor! You’ll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible.
More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum’s is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand.
*Schaum’s Outline of Geometry, Sixth Edition* features:
• Updated content to matches the latest curriculum
• Over 650 problems, solved step by step
• An accessible format for quick and easy review
• Clear explanations for all geometry concepts
• Access to revised Schaums.com website with access to 25 problem-solving videos, and more

Scene & Structure (Elements of Fiction Writing)

Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability. An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which “everything changed…”
And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will stay on for the entire wild ride will depend on how well the writer structures the story, scene by scene.
This book is your game plan for success. Using dozens of examples from his own work – including “Dropshot,” “Tiebreaker” and other popular novels – Jack M. Bickham will guide you in building a sturdy framework for your novel, whatever its form or length. You’ll learn how to:
-“worry” your readers into following your story to the end
-prolong your main character’s struggle while moving the story ahead
-juggle cause and effect to serve your story action
As you work on crafting compelling scenes that move the reader, moment by moment, toward the story’s resolution, you’ll see why believable fiction must make more sense than real life.
Every scene should end in disastersome scenes should be condensed, and others built big.
Whatever your story, this book can help you arrive at a happy ending in the company of satisfied readers.

The Scavenger’s Gift

Of all the gods, men fear the Scavenger the most. Wise men and women take pains to avoid His notice.
When Osbert Manns’hillda ventures into the mine called Scavenger’s Gift, the Dark One takes notice. Or does he?
Short story: 5000 words

Scary Old Sex

A woman goes about certain rituals of sex with her second husband, sharing the bed with the ghosts of her sexual past. A beautiful young art student embarks on an affair with a much older, married, famous artist. A middle-aged woman struggles with the decline of her mother, once glamorous and still commanding; their fraught relationship causes unexpected feelings, both shaming and brutal. A man finds that his father has died while in the midst of extra-marital sex and wonders what he should do with the body. And a boy sits in his Calculus class, fantasizing about a schoolmate’s breasts and worrying about his father lying in hospital, as outside his classroom window the Twin Towers begin to fall.
In this stunning, taboo-breaking debut, Arlene Heyman, a practicing psychiatrist, gives us what really goes on in people’s minds, relationships, and beds. Raw, tender, funny, truthful and often shocking, *Scary Old Sex* is a fierce exploration of the chaos and beauty of life.
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What an astonishing collection! I absolutely loved these stories, so stylish, earthy and funny – and underneath them, thrumming away, a sense of our own mortality — Deborah Moggach Perceptive and unflinching … She writes with such verve and kindness about her characters and their sex lives – their fears, phobias and muddles – that you can’t help but smile — Mavis Cheek Raw, tender, funny, truthful and often shocking, Scary Old Sex is a fierce exploration of the chaos and beauty of life * Jewish Chronicle * Scary Old Sex is a collection of short stories that strike to the bone of loving relationships – and to their flesh as well … Women emerging from their forties and men even older will find Heyman’s love-stories enthralling, and reassuring too, as regards long-term sexual zest … The author, Arlene Heyman, is not only a gifted story-teller; she is also a doctor and psychoanalyst. And presumably it is thanks to Heyman’s profession and to its requisite objectivity that she writes with creative imagination, unexpected from a female author, about the man’s position (as it were) in love … Heyman is a witty and intellectually spry 70-year-old … In spite of the book’s title and although many of its tales transpire in bed or near one, they are as much, if not more about the dynamic of long-term companionship — Irma Kurtz * Jewish Chronicle * This sensual and sometimes shocking collection understands and explores how people’s lives are complicated by sex … The author is a practising psychiatrist and writes with such intimacy and precision that she frequently makes you feel like a trespasser in the bedroom — Imogen Lycett-Green * Daily Mail * A bold, hilarious and intelligent debut collection of stories featuring, the peaks and troughs in the (sex) lives of older characters, mostly in New York. Expect illness, decay and belly laughs but also to be moved. Heyman is upfront – no body part or function shied from – and her characters are richly internal — Nuala O’Connor * Irish Times *
### About the Author
Arlene Heyman is the recipient of Woodrow Wilson, Fulbright, Rockefeller, and Robert Wood Johnson Fellowships. Her short stories have appeared in The New American Review and she won Epoch magazine’s novella contest. She’s been listed twice in the honour rolls of Best American Short Stories. Heyman is a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, where she lives with her husband. She is currently at work on a novel.

The Scarlatti Inheritance

Her weapons: money and power. Her target: the most dangerous man in the world—her own son. Elizabeth Wyckham Scarlatti has a plan, a desperate, last-minute gamble designed to save the world from her son, Ulster, an incalculably cruel man who is working for the Third Reich under the name of Heinrich Kroeger. If Elizabeth cannot stop him, Ulster will give Hitler the most powerful instrument on earth.

Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Scarlatti Inheritance
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“[Robert Ludlum] has that sense of drama and pace that only the best storytellers have.”—San Francisco Chronicle
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“Gripping . . . Ludlum writes with imagination and convincing authority.”—Baltimore Sun
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“Great, astonishing, the most spellbinding suspense in years!”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
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“Drive and excitement from first page to last.”—Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

(source: Bol.com)