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Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists

*Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Sixth Edition,* provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB’s functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software’s windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas. This updated edition includes the latest MATLAB versions through 2016a, and is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB, or for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to learn and apply MATLAB.
* Updated to include all the newer features through MATLAB R2016a
* Includes new chapter on complex variables analysis
* Presents a comparison of execution time between compiled and un-compiled code that includes examples
* Describes the new H2 graphics features

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Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&REssays and Poems&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RRalph Waldo Emerson&&L/B&&R, is part of the&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, 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 &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R 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 appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences–biographical, historical, and literary–to enrich each reader”s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style=”MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt”&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=”MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt”&&RAs an adolescent America searched for its unique identity among the nations of the world, a number of thinkers and writers emerged eager to share their vision of what the American character could be. Among their leaders was &&LB&&RRalph Waldo Emerson&&L/B&&R, whose essays, lectures, and poems defined the American transcendentalist movement, though he himself disliked the term. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&REmerson advocates a rejection of fear-driven conformity, a total independence of thought and spirit, and a life lived in harmony with nature. He believes that Truth lies within each individual, for each is part of a greater whole, a universal “over-soul” through which we transcend the merely mortal. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&REmerson was extremely prolific throughout his life; his collected writings fill forty volumes. This edition contains his major works, including Nature, the essays “Self-Reliance,” “The American Scholar,” “The Over-Soul,” “Circles,” “The Poet,” and “Experience,”, and such important poems as “The Rhodora,” “Uriel,” “The Humble-Bee,” “Earth-Song,” “Give All to Love,” and the well-loved “Concord Hymn.” &&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RIncludes a comprehensive glossary of names.&&L/B&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RPeter Norberg&&L/B&&R has been Assistant Professor of English at Saint Joseph”s University in Philadelphia since 1997. A specialist in New England transcendentalism and the history of the antebellum period, he also has published on Herman Melville”s poetry. He currently is writing a history of Emerson”s career as a public lecturer. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Esoterrorism

There are no good guys in the world of shadows … but maybe some bad men are better than others. Derek Hawthorne was born to be an agent of the Red Room. Literally. Raised in a conspiracy which has protected the world from the supernatural for centuries, he’s never been anything other than a servant of their agenda. Times are changing, though, and it may not be long before their existence is exposed. When a routine mission uncovers the latest plan of the magical terrorist, the Wazir, Derek finds himself saddled with a new partner. Who is the mysterious but deadly Shannon O’Reilly? What is her agenda? Couple this with the discovery the Red Room has a mole seeking to frame Derek for treason and you have a plot which might bring down a millennium-old organization. Can he stop the Wazir’s mission to expose the supernatural? And should he?

Escapades of a Porno King

Jack had a great job! He wrote ‘hot’ books for a living during the days and practiced what he preached with two delicious young ladies by night!
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Erotica from Penthouse

Liberated, literary, and wonderfully sexy, this book takes readers on a revealing, sensuous look into the bedrooms of people from every walk of life. A richly exciting example of the erotic life that lies beneath the surface of everyday life.

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The Erotic Potential of My Wife

Having collected, among other things, cocktail sticks, electoral campaign badges, paintings of moored ships, rabbits’ feet, noises at five in the morning, Croatian maxims, staircase ornaments, the first pages of novels, the labels on melons, birds’ eggs, moments with you, hangmen’s nooses, Hector falls in love. It’s the way she washes windows that does it for him. And so begins his new infatuation, a collection (and recollection) of beautifully observed moments spent observing his wife’s every move. ‘The story of a kleptomaniac whose desire to rid himself of his mania drives him to extraordinary lengths. Funny, poignant and, in places, unexpectedly romantic. An absolute must-read.’ Independent ‘Absurd, funny, eccentric… this little world has seduced criti, filmmakers and an ever-larger public.’ Le Monde ‘A book worthy of Woody Allen.’ Glamour ‘David Foenkinos is in a league of his own. If we had to find his counterparts on the world stage, they would be Philip Roth and Thomas Pynchon.’ Elle ‘Read it, it’s hilarious!’ Le Parisien

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The Eridani Convergence

Third book in the Carson & Roberts series, *The Eridani Covergence* picks up where *The Reticuli Deception* left off, with a callback to events of *Alpha Centauri: Sawyers World*. The Velkaryan ship *Carcharodon* finds itself in deep space. They divert toward 82 Eridani, a star with a settled planet, Tanith, not far off their course home. Star pilot Jaqueline “Jackie” Roberts just wants to run a little freight for a while and head home to Tau Ceti. But Ducayne, whom she owes for repairs to her ship, the *Sophie*, has other plans. He needs her to continue on to 82 Eridani to pick something up from one of his agents. Back at Alpha Centauri, archeologist Hannibal Carson has a near-death experience after a run-in with the Velkaryans. The mysterious Ducayne suggests he leave town — in fact the whole star system — for a while, and sends him to 82 Eridani to examine the object Roberts is retrieving. Carson, Roberts, and the Velkaryans aren’t the only ones headed to Tanith. There are aliens involved, in more ways than one, and Carson & Roberts are in for some surprises. Meanwhile, the Velkaryans on both Earth and the settled planets are intent on gaining their own advantage, both political and — if Ducayne’s people are reading the signs right — military.
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Eric

SUMMARY: Discworld’s only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork’s denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad…at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin’ hot babe.But Eric isn’t even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric’s. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there’s only one thing Eric wishes now — that he’d never been born!

Eragon

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.“An authentic work of great talent.”—*The New York Times Book Review*“Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.”—*People* “Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.”—*Booklist*, Starred“An auspicious beginning to both career and series.”—*Publishers Weekly*A New York Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerA Wall Street Journal BestsellerA Book Sense Bestseller*From the Hardcover edition.*

Equal Rites

SUMMARY: Terry Pratchett’s profoundly irreverent novels, consistent number one bestsellers in England, have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody along with Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late…

Entranced

SUMMARY: A missing chi d. A desperate mother, A private investigator rwming out of tim , Mel Sutherland didn’t need th help of a fraudulent psychic to find the abducted baby -an she wasn’t about to let a con-artist exploit a grieving mother’s vulnerability, Then all the leads dIied up. Reluctantly, Mel had to acc pt Sebastian Donovan’s aid, She was cynical ab ut hi powers and suspicious of hi motives. But as the clock ticked, Sebastian unfailingly knew how to follow th abductor’s track and el had to make up her mind. Was Sebastian’ gift real? Or wa~ someth’ng far more sini ter at work?

Enter a Murderer

Enter a Murderer (Roderick Alleyn Series #2) by Ngaio Marsh
Ngaio Marsh was, among other things, a well-respected theatrical producer (having started out as an actress), and her passion for and knowledge of the theater was displayed in many of Alleyn’s adventures. In Enter a Murderer, the Inspector has been invited to an opening night, a new play in which two characters quarrel and then struggle for a gun, with predictably sad results. Even sadder, the gun was not, in fact, loaded with blanks.

Enslaved

Anna’s entire life was scripted out before she was born by Devin Andersen, a man who doesn’t have her best interests in mind. She is destined to be a tool in his hands to gain ultimate power in the USA. No, not as the President, but as the man who controls the President.
Raised by an extremely abusive guardian, Anna was molded into the perfect tool for Devin’s use. Devin will use Anna’s unique gifts to control everyone around him and eventually take her gifts for himself.
When Devin took her for himself at the age of sixteen, she had a vision of a man. A man who Devin was very interested in. But why? Why would Devin care about a young girl’s dreams?
***WARNING***
This series is for grown-ups. This series is not for people who are easily offended, get nightmares easily, or have difficulty reading books about tough subjects. I do not glorify bad things, but bad things do happen to my poor characters. This is not your typical love story. My heroine does not fall in love and live happily ever after…at least not like the typical heroine. There is a happily ever after, but it is a long, painful journey to that end.
This series will likely offend you. This series might make you cry; it might make you throw up. It is a dark story. As my friend, Heidi, said, “It’s dark. It gets darker. It gets even darker, and then it gets even more darker. And then, just when you think it can’t get any darker, it does.”
You’ve been warned.
But, don’t worry. I take you to the deep end gradually. 😉
There are many sexual situations in this series. People die. People get hurt. Things aren’t always truly the way they appear to be. The antagonist isn’t just a bad guy; he’s EVIL. My hero is not perfect. He doesn’t always make the best choices, but his intentions are good. My heroine is human…-ish. 😉 Her worldview is skewed. Things that may appall you are perfectly normal to her. You’ll see why within a few chapters of Book One.
All sexual acts portrayed in this book are between persons of legal age (aka 18 years old). All sexual acts portrayed in this series are between non-related persons. Any violence is non-gratuitous and crucial to the plot and character development.
Do not read this if you are under the age of consent in your country. Do not get angry if the subject or actual book upsets you. If you’re reading this, you’ve been warned.
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Ensign Flandry

In this reissue from ibook we come across Ensign Dominic Flandry, a 19-year-old recent graduate of the Terran Naval Academy for whom the galaxy is a harsh place. That is of course until he finds himself on the mission of a life-time when he is recruited by Commander Max Goldstein, of Earth Intelligence and assigned to infiltrate the Draconian Empire and steal their military secrets. There’s only one problem, through the underhand work of unseen powers he is branded a traitor and finds himself hunted by both his masters on Earth and the Draconian secret police. A James Bond style hero of the future these novels featuring Dominic Flandry, which have been out of print in the UK for over 20 years will be welcomed by Anderson’s legion of fans and bring him to the attention of a whole new generation of readers.

The Enlightenment of Daniel

Business tycoon Daniel Derenzo lives for his work until his dying father reminds him life is short. When Daniel starts to reevaluate his world he experiences a startling revelation—he’s attracted to his business partner and best friend, Nick, even though Daniel always believed himself to be straight. In typical type-A fashion, Daniel dissects his newfound desires with the help of the experts at the Expanded Horizons sex clinic. He goes after Nick with the fierce determination that’s won him many a business deal.
Nick Ross was in love with Daniel years ago, when they were roommates in college. But Daniel was straight and Nick patched his broken heart by marrying Marcia. Two kids and fourteen years later, they go through the motions of their marriage like ships passing in the night. But Nick’s kids mean the world to him, and he’s afraid he’ll never get joint custody if they divorced. If he can trust his heart to an awakening Daniel, they all might find their way to a happily ever after.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker
****INSTANT *****NEW YORK TIMES***** BESTSELLER**
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**”My new favorite book of all time.” —Bill Gates **
If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.**
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.
Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature—tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking—which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation.
With intellectual depth and literary flair, *Enlightenment Now* makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.