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A First Course in Analysis

This rigorous textbook is intended for a year-long analysis or advanced calculus course for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students. Starting with detailed, slow-paced proofs that allow students to acquire facility in reading and writing proofs, it clearly and concisely explains the basics of differentiation and integration of functions of one and several variables, and covers the theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes. Minimal prerequisites are assumed, and relevant linear algebra topics are reviewed right before they are needed, making the material accessible to students from diverse backgrounds. Abstract topics are preceded by concrete examples to facilitate understanding, for example, before introducing differential forms, the text examines low-dimensional examples. The meaning and importance of results are thoroughly discussed, and numerous exercises of varying difficulty give students ample opportunity to test and improve their knowledge of this difficult yet vital subject.
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First Course in Algorithms Through Puzzles

This textbook introduces basic algorithms and explains their analytical methods. All algorithms and methods introduced in this book are well known and frequently used in real programs. Intended to be self-contained, the contents start with the basic models, and no prerequisite knowledge is required. This book is appropriate for undergraduate students in computer science, mathematics, and engineering as a textbook, and is also appropriate for self-study by beginners who are interested in the fascinating field of algorithms.

More than 40 exercises are distributed throughout the text, and their difficulty levels are indicated. Solutions and comments for all the exercises are provided in the last chapter. These detailed solutions will enable readers to follow the author’s steps to solve problems and to gain a better understanding of the contents.

Although details of the proofs and the analyses of algorithms are also provided, the mathematical descriptions in this book are not beyond the range of high school mathematics. Some famous real puzzles are also used to describe the algorithms. These puzzles are quite suitable for explaining the basic techniques of algorithms, which show how to solve these puzzles.

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The First Commandment

**A master assassin. A vendetta years in the making. And a counter terrorism operative who will risk everything — even treason — to keep the people he loves alive.**
Brad Thor, the *New York Times* bestselling author of *Takedown,* delivers an explosive international thriller featuring Navy SEAL turned Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath, who somewhere, somehow, has left the wrong person alive.
“Thou shalt not negotiate with terrorists…”
**Six months ago:** In the dead of the night, five of the most dangerous detainees in the war on terror are pulled from their isolation cells in Guantanamo Bay, held at gunpoint, and told to strip off their orange jumpsuits. Issued civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield, they are loaded aboard a Boeing 727 and set free.
**Present day:** Covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath awakens to discover that his world has changed violently — and forever. A sadistic assassin with a personal vendetta is wreaking havoc of biblical proportions. Unleashing nightmarish horrors on those closest to Harvath, the attacker thrusts everything Harvath holds dear — including his life — into absolute peril.
Ordered by the president to stay out of the investigation, Harvath is forced to mount his own operation to uncover the conspiracy and to exact revenge. When he discovers a connection between the attacks and a group of prisoners secretly released from Guantanamo, Harvath must ask himself previously unthinkable questions about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.
A renegade from his own government, Harvath will place his life on the line as his search for the truth draws him into a showdown with one of the most dangerous men on the face of the earth.
Brad Thor roars through this nonstop adventure full of international intrigue, twisted betrayals, and ultimate revenge.

The Firm

The Firm by John Grisham
For a young lawyer on the make, it was an offer he couldn’t refuse: a position at a law firm where the bucks, billable hours, and benefits are over the top. It’s a dream job for an up-and-comer–if he can overlook the uneasy feeling he gets at the office. Then an FBI investigation plunges the straight and narrow attorney into a nightmare of terror and intrigue, with no choice but to pit his wits, ethics, and legal skills against the firm’s deadly secrets–if he hopes to stay alive . . .

Firewall

Stopping to use a cash machine one evening, a man falls to the ground: dead. A taxi driver is brutally murdered by two teenage girls who demonstrate a complete lack of remorse. One girl escapes police custody and disappears without trace. Soon afterwards, a blackout covers half the country. When an engineer arrives at the malfunctioning power station, he makes a grisly discovery…

Inspector Kurt Wallander is sure that these events must be linked – somehow. Hampered by the discovery of betrayals in his own team, lonely and frustrated, Wallander begins to lose conviction in his role as a detective.

And somehow these criminals seem always to know the police’s next move.

**Recensie(s)**

Firewall is the eighth of his investigations, and the most enjoyable yet * Guardian * Another gripping Inspector Wallander mystery by Sweden’s master crime writer * The Times * Enormously enjoyable — Jessica Mann * Sunday Telegraph * Firewall cracks along at a punishing pace… I am already hankering for a return to Ystad and a few more sleepless nights traipsing after Kurt * Observer * Kurt Wallander is right up there with Ian Rankin’s John Rebus * Waterstone’s Books Quarterly *
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Firestarter

SUMMARY: You are about to meet the sweetest, most irresistible little girl you’ve ever known–8-year-old Charlie McGee. She’s everything that a proud father like Andy McGee could want–and all that he can fear. For Charlie was born with the most destructive power a human being has ever commanded–and somehow she must be saved from both herself and from those in high places who want to use her as their weapon.

Fireflies

Fireflies: A Father’s Classic Tale of Love and Loss by David Morrell
Morrell recounts the powerful story of watching his 15-year-old son wage a heroic but doomed struggle with bone cancer–an unforgettable story of fierce love, impenetrable loss, and an unexpected, breathtaking encounter with the miraculous.

Firebloods

Jude Gallagher thought she was crazy.
It all started when the boy next door made her hear music—inside her head. All the time.
It was torture.
She didn’t think things could get worse. But then one hot summer, her best friend Kane O’Reilly decides to tell her how he really feels about her. Music inside her head? That’s nothing compared what happens next.
Things only turn stranger when she and her lab partner Frankie Melmack begin a project to prove the existence of the Vatra u Krvi—a race of people tied to the mythical Phoenix. Add in a neglectful mother and a magic ring, and the insanity that defines Jude’s life is pretty well complete.
Heat surges across the Nevada desert, and the best and worst parts of Jude Gallagher’s life collide as myth meets reality. In the middle of the chaos, she begins to hear more than just music. And she has to wonder…
Maybe… just maybe… she really is crazy after all.

Fire Wolf, Cinaed

Five shifters left the colonies in late spring to explore the other side of the mountain range. What could go wrong? New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Victoria Danann, adds a new adventure to the New Scotia Pack series. This paranormal romance novella of love blooming amid the harsh circumstances of questionable survival is sure to warm the fur of werewolf lovers. Ken was an unmated shifter who was growing ever more restless and eager for a change. When his brother and the other alphas appointed him to head up an exploration of the other side of the mountain range, he jumped at the opportunity. Without hesitation. There would be five wolves in the party, three males, two females.. A lot can happen in the mountains, in uncharted territory, when spring and winter are still flirting with each other. Anything can happen. Accidents. Injuries. Strangers. Even love. Get the third book of the New Scotia Pack TODAY and get your romance on.

Fire to Fire

Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems by Mark Doty
Mark Doty’s *Fire to Fire* collects the best of Mark Doty’s seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. Doty’s subjects—our mortal situation, the evanescent beauty of the world, desire’s transformative power, and art’s ability to give shape to human lives—echo and develop across twenty years of poems. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought; here one of contemporary American poetry’s most lauded, recognizable voices speaks to the crises and possibilities of our times.

Fire Soldiers

**My name is Rune, and I’m not a coward – it’s just not everyone is meant to be a hero.**
My fire abilities provide great power, but they also mean I’m a danger to those close to me and to the world. For me, hard-won battles have always been accompanied by dire consequences.
The supernatural war has broken out of the underworld and into broad daylight. Fire-wielding terrorists dominate the news, a specialized police force is imprisoning supernaturals without trial, and the kidnapping of the mayor has brought the entire city to boiling point.
But sometimes the only way to win is not to play. To avoid, once more, doing the wrong thing and making everything worse, I must flee. Surely I can do that right, at least.
I just need to ensure my friends are safe first.
*Fire Soldiers* is the third book in *The Sentinels*, a thrilling new urban fantasy series. Mixing mystery, magic, humor, and heart-pounding action, it’s sure to delight fans of *The Dresden Files* and *The Iron Druid Chronicles* who may just find a new favorite hero in Rune Russell.

Fire Serpent

**My name is Rune, and I know everyone makes mistakes; it’s just that mine end up capable of razing a city to the ground.**
A gigantic dragon holds court on the upper levels of a business-district skyscraper (dragons always know where the treasure is located). The fire-breathing serpent turned an entire prison complex into metal sludge, and it holds the country hostage via telepathic control of thousands of supernaturally-powered minions. The city is paralyzed by fear, and city officials are beginning to bend to the creature’s will.
I’m willing to make amends. I’m just understandably hesitant about being used as dragon-bait.
*Fire Serpent* is the fourth book in *The Sentinels*, a thrilling new urban fantasy series. Mixing mystery, magic, humor, and heart-pounding action, it’s sure to delight fans of *The Dresden Files* and *The Iron Druid Chronicles* who may just find a new favorite hero in Rune Russell.

Fire Ice

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The hero of “Serpent” and “Blue Gold” confronts a deadly global plot, in the breathtaking new Kurt Austin adventure. Austin, leader of NUMA’s Special Assignment Team, faces a new menace, in the form of a mining tycoon who has proclaimed himself Czar of Russia. Claiming Romanov ancestry and backed by billions of dollars, he is determined to overthrow the already-shaky Russian government – and US opposition doesn’t bother him one bit.

Fire and Fury

**With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story**
**of the most controversial presidency of our time**

The first nine months of Donald Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous – and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.
In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations:
— What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
— What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
— Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
— Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
— Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
— What the secret to communicating with Trump is
— What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers
Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff’s *Fire and Fury* shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
**Recensie(s)**

Na een verrassende verkiezingsoverwinning werd op 20 januari 2017 de New-Yorkse zakenman en tv-persoonlijkheid Donald Trump ingezworen als 45ste president van de Verenigde Staten. Schrijver en journalist Michael Wolff (1953) vertelt in dit boek, dat al voor de publicatie flink wat opschudding veroorzaakte, in verhalende stijl de politieke gebeurtenissen gedurende een groot gedeelte van Trumps eerste jaar in het Witte Huis en geeft een (zeer) kritische analyse van het opmerkelijke functioneren van een wisselvallige, onervaren president en zijn staf. Daarnaast speelt de machtsstrijd tussen topadviseurs Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus en ‘Jarvanka’ (Jared Kushner/ Ivanka Trump) een grote rol in dit boek, dat volgens de auteur deels gebaseerd is op interviews met betrokkenen. Het ontbreken van een bronvermelding was voor verschillende critici reden het waarheidsgehalte van dit boek in twijfel te trekken en de geschiedenis zal moeten uitwijzen of dit klopt, maar de grote lijn is gebaseerd op verifieerbare gebeurtenissen die door Wolff prettig leesbaar in een samenhangend kader zijn geplaatst.A. Miedema
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Finnegans Wake

Having done the longest day in literature with his monumental Ulysses, James Joyce set himself even greater challenges for his next book — the night. “A nocturnal state…That is what I want to convey: what goes on in a dream, during a dream.” The work, which would exhaust two decades of his life and the odd resources of some sixty languages, culminated in the 1939 publication of Joyce’s final and most revolutionary masterpiece, Finnegans Wake. A story with no real beginning or end (it ends in the middle of a sentence and begins in the middle of the same sentence), this “book of Doublends Jined” is as remarkable for its prose as for its circular structure. Written in a fantantic dream language, forged from polyglot puns and portmanteau words, the Wake features some of Joyce’s most brilliant inventive work. Sixty years after its original publication, it remains, in Anthony Burgess’s words, “a great comic vision, one of the few books of the world that can make us laugh aloud on nearly every page.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Finite Math For Dummies

Use mathematical analysis in the real world

Finite math takes everything you’ve learned in your previous math courses and brings them together into one course with a focus on organizing and analyzing information, creating mathematical models for approaching business decisions, using statistics principles to understand future states, and applying logic to data organization*.*

Finite Math For Dummies tracks to a typical college-level course designed for business, computer science, accounting, and other non-math majors, and is the perfect supplement to help you score high!

* Organize and analyze information

* Apply calculation principles to real-world problems

* Use models for business calculations

* Supplement your coursework with step-by-step example problems

If you’re not a math person or just want to brush up on your skills to get a better grade, Finite Math For Dummies is your ticket to scoring higher!

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