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Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 Release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 release) choose *Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)* from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you’ll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.
The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes. 
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### Sinossi
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 release) choose *Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)* from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you’ll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.
The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes. 
### L’autore
**Brian Wood** is a web developer, the author of more than a dozen books on topics including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Muse, and Adobe XD. He is also the author of numerous video training titles covering Muse, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and more. In addition to training many clients, including Nordstrom, REI, Boeing, Starbucks, Nintendo, and many others, Brian speaks regularly at national conferences, such as Adobe MAX and HOW Design conference, as well as events hosted by AIGA and other industry organizations. He has also written articles for SmashingMagazine.com, Peachpit.com, CreativePro.com, Adobe Inspire magazine, and more. Brian has a YouTube channel at youtube.com/askbrianwood.com and a corporate training site at brianwoodtraining.com.

Adelchi

Adelchi è un romanzo una tragedia scritta da Alessandro Manzoni, pubblicata nel 1822
Trama : Per ragioni di Stato Ermengarda, figlia del re dei Longobardi Desiderio, viene ripudiata come sposa da Carlo Magno. Per vendicarsi, Desiderio vuole fare incoronare dal Papa i figli di Carlomanno (fratello di Carlo) rifugiatisi presso di lui alla morte del padre. Carlo Magno manda un ultimatum a Desiderio, il quale rifiuta e gli dichiara guerra. Grazie al tradimento dei duchi longobardi l’esercito di Carlo Magno avanza verso Pavia. Ermengarda, che si era rifugiata presso la sorella Ansberga (Anselperga) nel monastero di San Salvatore a Brescia, viene a conoscenza delle nuove nozze di Carlo Magno e, in preda al delirio, muore. Sempre grazie all’aiuto di traditori, Carlo Magno riesce a conquistare Pavia e fa prigioniero Desiderio.
Adelchi, che aveva prima cercato inutilmente di opporsi alla guerra contro i Franchi, combatterà poi fino alla morte. Condotto in fin di vita alla presenza di Carlo e del padre prigioniero, invoca, prima di morire, clemenza per il padre e lo consola per aver perduto il trono: non aver più alcun potere infatti non lo obbligherà più “a far torto o patirlo”. Adelchi è una tragedia manzoniana che mette in scena la caduta del regno longobardo in Italia ad opera dei Franchi nell’VIII secolo. Il significato profondo della figura di Adelchi e del suo dialogo con il padre è importante e allo stesso tempo innovativo: riflette infatti sul fatto che anche loro, prima di essere stati sconfitti da Carlo e dai Franchi, si erano dovuti imporre su altre popolazioni…
Estratto :      adelchi.
               Diletto Anfrido; ebben, che fanno
Codesti Franchi? non dan segno ancora
Le tende al tutto di levar?
anfrido.
                                    Nessuno
Finora: immoti tuttavia si stanno,
Quali sull’alba li vedesti, quali
Son da tre dì, poi che le prime schiere
Cominciar la ritratta. Una gran parte
Scorsi del vallo, esaminando; ascesi
Una torre, e guatai: stretti li vidi
In ordinanza, folti, all’erta, in atto
Di chi assalir non pensa, ed in sospetto
Sta d’un assalto; e più si guarda, quanto
Più scemato è di forze; e senza offesa
Ritrarsi agogna, ed il momento aspetta.
adelchi.
E lo potrà, pur troppo! Ei parte, il vile
Offensor d’Ermengarda, ei che giurava
Di spegner la mia casa; ed io non posso
Spingergli addosso il mio destrier, tenerlo,
Dibattermi con esso, e riposarmi
Sull’armi sue! Nol posso! In campo aperto
Stargli a fronte, non posso! in queste Chiuse,
La fè de’ pochi che a guardarle io scelsi,
Il cor di quelli ch’io prendea tra i pochi,
Compagni alle sortite, alla salvezza
Potè bastar d’un regno: i traditori
Stetter lontani dalla pugna, inerti,
Ma contenuti. In campo aperto, al Franco
Abbandonato da costor sarei,
Solo coi pochi. Oh vil trionfo! Il messo
Che mi dirà: Carlo è partito, un lieto
Annunzio mi darà: gioia mi fia
Che lunge ei sia dalla mia spada!
anfrido.
                                             O dolce
Signor, ti basti questa gloria. Come
Un vincitor sopra la preda, ei scese
Su questo regno, e vinto or torna: ei vinto
Si confessò quando implorò la pace,
Quando il prezzo ne offerse; e tu sei quello
Che l’hai rispinto. Il padre tuo n’esulta;
Tutto il campo il confessa; i fidi tuoi
Alteri van della tua gloria, alteri…
Biografia : Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873), è stato uno scrittore, poeta e drammaturgo italiano.
Considerato uno dei maggiori romanzieri italiani di tutti i tempi per il suo celebre romanzo I promessi sposi, caposaldo della letteratura italiana, Manzoni ebbe il merito principale di aver gettato le basi per il romanzo moderno e di aver così patrocinato
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### Sinossi
Adelchi è un romanzo una tragedia scritta da Alessandro Manzoni, pubblicata nel 1822
Trama : Per ragioni di Stato Ermengarda, figlia del re dei Longobardi Desiderio, viene ripudiata come sposa da Carlo Magno. Per vendicarsi, Desiderio vuole fare incoronare dal Papa i figli di Carlomanno (fratello di Carlo) rifugiatisi presso di lui alla morte del padre. Carlo Magno manda un ultimatum a Desiderio, il quale rifiuta e gli dichiara guerra. Grazie al tradimento dei duchi longobardi l’esercito di Carlo Magno avanza verso Pavia. Ermengarda, che si era rifugiata presso la sorella Ansberga (Anselperga) nel monastero di San Salvatore a Brescia, viene a conoscenza delle nuove nozze di Carlo Magno e, in preda al delirio, muore. Sempre grazie all’aiuto di traditori, Carlo Magno riesce a conquistare Pavia e fa prigioniero Desiderio.
Adelchi, che aveva prima cercato inutilmente di opporsi alla guerra contro i Franchi, combatterà poi fino alla morte. Condotto in fin di vita alla presenza di Carlo e del padre prigioniero, invoca, prima di morire, clemenza per il padre e lo consola per aver perduto il trono: non aver più alcun potere infatti non lo obbligherà più “a far torto o patirlo”. Adelchi è una tragedia manzoniana che mette in scena la caduta del regno longobardo in Italia ad opera dei Franchi nell’VIII secolo. Il significato profondo della figura di Adelchi e del suo dialogo con il padre è importante e allo stesso tempo innovativo: riflette infatti sul fatto che anche loro, prima di essere stati sconfitti da Carlo e dai Franchi, si erano dovuti imporre su altre popolazioni…
Estratto :      adelchi.
               Diletto Anfrido; ebben, che fanno
Codesti Franchi? non dan segno ancora
Le tende al tutto di levar?
anfrido.
                                    Nessuno
Finora: immoti tuttavia si stanno,
Quali sull’alba li vedesti, quali
Son da tre dì, poi che le prime schiere
Cominciar la ritratta. Una gran parte
Scorsi del vallo, esaminando; ascesi
Una torre, e guatai: stretti li vidi
In ordinanza, folti, all’erta, in atto
Di chi assalir non pensa, ed in sospetto
Sta d’un assalto; e più si guarda, quanto
Più scemato è di forze; e senza offesa
Ritrarsi agogna, ed il momento aspetta.
adelchi.
E lo potrà, pur troppo! Ei parte, il vile
Offensor d’Ermengarda, ei che giurava
Di spegner la mia casa; ed io non posso
Spingergli addosso il mio destrier, tenerlo,
Dibattermi con esso, e riposarmi
Sull’armi sue! Nol posso! In campo aperto
Stargli a fronte, non posso! in queste Chiuse,
La fè de’ pochi che a guardarle io scelsi,
Il cor di quelli ch’io prendea tra i pochi,
Compagni alle sortite, alla salvezza
Potè bastar d’un regno: i traditori
Stetter lontani dalla pugna, inerti,
Ma contenuti. In campo aperto, al Franco
Abbandonato da costor sarei,
Solo coi pochi. Oh vil trionfo! Il messo
Che mi dirà: Carlo è partito, un lieto
Annunzio mi darà: gioia mi fia
Che lunge ei sia dalla mia spada!
anfrido.
                                             O dolce
Signor, ti basti questa gloria. Come
Un vincitor sopra la preda, ei scese
Su questo regno, e vinto or torna: ei vinto
Si confessò quando implorò la pace,
Quando il prezzo ne offerse; e tu sei quello
Che l’hai rispinto. Il padre tuo n’esulta;
Tutto il campo il confessa; i fidi tuoi
Alteri van della tua gloria, alteri…
Biografia : Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873), è stato uno scrittore, poeta e drammaturgo italiano.
Considerato uno dei maggiori romanzieri italiani di tutti i tempi per il suo celebre romanzo I promessi sposi, caposaldo della letteratura italiana, Manzoni ebbe il merito principale di aver gettato le basi per il romanzo moderno e di aver così patrocinato

Acts of War

Kurdish terrorists have attacked a dam inside the borders of Turkey, threatening the water supply of their homeland. It is not insanity, but the first step in a deceptively simple plan: force all-out war in the Middle East, drawing in the major players in the new world order. What the terrorists don’t know is that a new Regional Op-Center is now on-line in Turkey and is a cutting edge surveillance and information mecca. Its team can see exactly what the Kurdish rebels are trying to do. But the terrorists are more resourceful than anyone thinks. They have ways of obtaining classified information, and the Regional Op-Center is a prize they can t possibly pass up . . .

Acts of Nature

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**Hailed for his “extraordinary” writing (*Publishers Weekly*) and his “incisively chiseled characters” (*The New York Times*), Jonathon King returns with a chilling new thriller featuring Max Freeman, the most thoughtful, well-read, and multilayered private eye hero since Spenser” (*Booklist*, starred review).**
Craving some quiet time together, Max Freeman and Detective Sherry Richards retreat to Max’s shack deep in the Florida Everglades. No television. No cell phones. No neighbors. It seems like the perfect getaway until a violent hurricane rips through South Florida, obliterating everything in its path. And that is just the beginning of the nightmare. With Sherry severely injured and no way to call for help, the couple begins a treacherous trip back to civilization only to find that the hurricane’s devastation is the least of their worries. The isolation they sought becomes a deadly enemy as undesirables invade the Glades. Some have come to pillage and loot what remains, while others are desperate to protect secrets. All are willing to kill to get what they came for, and Max and Sherry are smack in the line of fire. Evoca- tive and gripping, *Acts of Nature* traces their race against time and the elements to escape before it’s too late.

Active Memory

**From Dan Wells, author of the *New York Times* bestselling Partials Sequence, comes the third installment in a thrilling sci-fi noir series set in 2050 Los Angeles.**
Even in a world where technology connects everyone’s minds, it would seem that some secrets can still remain hidden.
For all the mysteries teen hacker Marisa Carneseca has solved, one has always eluded her: When she was two years old, she was in a car accident in which she lost her arm and a mob boss’s wife, Zenaida de Maldonado, lost her life. No one can tell her what she was doing in that car, or how it led to the feud between the Carnesecas and the Maldonados.
The secrets from the past rise violently to the surface when Zenaida’s freshly severed hand shows up at the scene of a gangland shooting. If Zenaida is—or was—still alive, it means there’s even more about Marisa’s past that she doesn’t know.
And when everyone from Los Angeles gangs to the world’s largest genetic engineering firms becomes involved in the case, it’s clear there’s more happening under the surface than anyone cares to admit.
The truth is out there, and Marisa will have to thread together lost friends, corporate assassins, a gang lord’s digital brain, and what might be a literal ghost from the past in order to find it.
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### Sinossi
**From Dan Wells, author of the *New York Times* bestselling Partials Sequence, comes the third installment in a thrilling sci-fi noir series set in 2050 Los Angeles.**
Even in a world where technology connects everyone’s minds, it would seem that some secrets can still remain hidden.
For all the mysteries teen hacker Marisa Carneseca has solved, one has always eluded her: When she was two years old, she was in a car accident in which she lost her arm and a mob boss’s wife, Zenaida de Maldonado, lost her life. No one can tell her what she was doing in that car, or how it led to the feud between the Carnesecas and the Maldonados.
The secrets from the past rise violently to the surface when Zenaida’s freshly severed hand shows up at the scene of a gangland shooting. If Zenaida is—or was—still alive, it means there’s even more about Marisa’s past that she doesn’t know.
And when everyone from Los Angeles gangs to the world’s largest genetic engineering firms becomes involved in the case, it’s clear there’s more happening under the surface than anyone cares to admit.
The truth is out there, and Marisa will have to thread together lost friends, corporate assassins, a gang lord’s digital brain, and what might be a literal ghost from the past in order to find it.
### L’autore
Dan Wells is the author of the Mirador series (*Bluescreen, Ones and Zeroes*, and *Active Memory*), as well as the *New York Times* bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series—the first book of which, *I Am Not a Serial Killer, *has been made into a major motion picture. He has been nominated for the Campbell Award and has won a Hugo Award and three Parsec Awards for his podcast *Writing Excuses. *He plays a lot of games, reads a lot of books, and eats a lot of food, which is pretty much the ideal life he imagined for himself as a child. You can find out more online at www.thedanwells.com.

Act of Treason

SUMMARY: CIA operative Mitch Rapp follows a trail of contract killers leading directly to the heart of our nation’s capital in “New York Times” bestselling author Vince Flynn’s eighth explosive thriller. It’s a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national security conference has just been held, bringing together the world’s greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It’s American politicking at its best. That’s when all hell breaks loose. When presidential candidate Josh Alexander’s motorcade is ambushed by a group of terrorists, the nation is thrown into turmoil. Two weeks following the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. On the surface it appears to be the work of al-Qaeda, despite the tremendous job that the U.S. and her allies have done eliminating terrorist cells within the heart of America. While the FBI and the rest of the government begin scouring the world for jihadists, CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon are presented with classified information so toxic that they consider destroying it altogether, as it contains intelligence pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington. Enter Mitch Rapp, the one man reckless enough to follow the evidence to its explosive conclusion. His journey takes him through the shadowy world of contract killers, into the darkest corners of the globe, and eventually back to Washington, where the fragile pillars of power are shaken to their core.

Acrobatic Sex Positions

Acrobatic Sex Positions brings exciting twists and turns to 69 sex positions so wild you almost won’t believe them. Not for the timid, these positions challenge flexibility and stamina and will get readers head over heels–as well as sideways and upside down–to facilitate deep penetration, hit multiple hot spots, and yield amazing orgasms.
– **Stairway to Heaven**: A sexy intercourse position where she stands one step above him on the staircase. He enters her from behind and lifts and folds her legs back and around his waist giving her amazing G-spot stimulation.
– **Over the Rainbow**: His palms and feet are flat on the floor with his body arched. She is draped over his body, her back following the same bend as his, her feet resting on his chest. From the side, their bodies form an arc-shaped rainbow. The rush of blood to the head makes this demanding position even more thrilling and intense.
– **The Pretzel**: He stands upright, and penetrates her in rear-entry position. He supports her waist while she pushes her arms back and raises her legs until she can grasp her ankles with her hands, as in the bow yoga position. Once she’s in place, the grip of her thighs should be enough to support her. He can keep one arm wrapped around her waist for added support; the other is free to stimulate her breasts and clitoris. The ultra-tight penetration means more stimulation for him and an ultimate filled-up feeling for her.
**Recensie(s)**

Acrobatic Sex Positions does exactly what the title promises. Sixty-nine (yes, 69) positions, each erotically photographed, lusciously described–and with step-by-step guidelines so you not only can try each one, but know precisely how to get the most pleasure out of each. As always, Emily Dubberley delivers down-to-earth sex tips that take you straight to heaven! –Susan Quilliam, author of the revised The Joy of Sex Nothing will inspire you to get in shape better than Acrobatic Sex Positions! From the Tantric to the gymnastic, this book is full of sexy positions that will have you bending and stretching your way to your next O. A great read to re-invigorate your body and your sex life! –Jordan LaRousse and Samantha Sade, authors of Mastering Your Man from Head to Head, Penis Genius, and Clit-ology Emily Dubberley has knocked it out of the park with her new book, Acrobatic Sex Positions. She dares us all to get out of the rut of our 1 to 3 old faithfuls and try 69 (!) stunning – even perilous – ways to to expand our repertoires. And/or have loads of fun trying. I love even the Warm Up – with kiss chases and (oral) deep bends. And her pitch-perfect descriptions couldn’t be clearer in briefing us on the benefits, the how-to and even acrobatic tips to make it all more possible. All are given enticing names: Hot Cross Fun, Quarterback, Sit P and Beg, and the Eye-ful Tower, to name but a few. These are tried and tested recipes from a sexual master chef, served up in a mouthwateringly fully-illustrated book. It’s a sumptuously sexy smorgasbord of sizzling new suggestions. –Robert Page, M.A., creator and producer of The Lovers’ Guide
(source: Bol.com)

Acorna’s People

Welcome home, Linyaari child!’
Acorna’s quest has paid off. With the help of her ‘uncles’ and the thousands of humans who love and admire her, she has found her true people at last. And they have found her – Khornya, daughter of the illustrious Feriila and the valiant Vaanye, who was given up for lost after the insect-like Khleevi destroyed their home planet. Abandoned in space as a baby, rescued and raised by gruff human asteroid miners, Acorna is at last among her own. The beautiful healing horn in the center of her forehead and the funny feet and hands that once set her apart now make her one with the telepathic Linyaari, who live on a lush agrarian planet where they pursue their peaceful dreams. Acorna’s people welcome her with a lavish costume ball – and an already-chosen mate! But Acorna still has much to do before she can enjoy the home she is offered. The legendary resting place of the lost Linyaari ancestors has yet to be found. With the help of the rogue spacetrader Becker and his cat, RK (RoadKill), Acorna must strive to right an unspeakable wrong and defeat an enemy even more cruel than the Khleevi themselves. In the search, Acorna and her new friends rescue another survivor, also given up for lost. Most importantly though, Acorna at last uncovers the Universe’s most carefully guarded secret – the true nature of the ancient link between the hoofed, telepathic Linyaari and the space-faring humans she has come to think of as her people as well.
In all literature, there is no creature more wondrous, no girl more beautiful, no youth more adventurous than Anne McCaffrey’s beloved Unicorn Girl. Acorna and Acorna’s Quest told of her childhood and early youth. Now award-winning author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough joins Anne McCaffrey to continue the saga of this beloved character in a story that will delight every fan and win new hearts too. Acorna’s People is a story for readers of all ages – especially those who have not yet lost (or who still remember) the magic that lives in the hearts of the young.
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The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.Achievement can be learned. It’s a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d.school contends.In The Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we’ve always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including: Don’t try—DO; Excuses are self-defeating; Believe you are a doer and achiever and you’ll become one; Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish; Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals; Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you; And more.The brain is complex and is always working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. But we can be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerful The Achievement Habit shows you how.

Achebe’s Things fall apart

EDITORIAL REVIEW: “Reader’s Guides” provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works. Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form. They provide up-to-date, authoritative but accessible guides to the most commonly studied classic texts. Chinua Achebe’s remarkable novel “Things Fall Apart (1958)” is probably the best known African novel and has become one of the world’s most influential literary masterpieces. Since publication, a total of nearly 12 million copies have been sold, with translations into more than 50 languages. Despite its undoubted success, its apparent simplicity has tended to blind readers to the dazzling storytelling resources and the inventive language, plot, setting, and characterization which first draw them to the novel and keep them reading. This is the ideal guide to the text, setting “Things Fall Apart” in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, providing exemplary close readings, presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception and examining its afterlife in literature, film and popular culture. It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading.

The Accountant’s Story: Inside the Violent World of the Medellin Cartel

Pablo Escobar and the Medellâin drug cartel formed the greatest criminal empire of all time. At its peak, in the 1980s, Forbes pegged the Escobar fortune at a cool $6 billion. Pablo’s older brother Roberto, the author of this book, says that actually the Escobars were worth far more than that. (He notes, for instance, that the family was trafficking so much cocaine that they spent $1,000 a week just on rubber bands to hold together their bundles of cash.) Here he offers far more than diverting contrabandtrivia, presenting us with an insider’s view of a murderous enterprise that outflanked governments on several continents. One of the most astonishing true crime books of the decade.–From publisher description.
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The Accidental Mermaid

**Mermaids, murder, and swimming lessons?**
*Where there’s a gill, there’s a way…*
**Esther Williams Sanchez is busy living her life like she’s always done. Spending time with her pets, working as a divorce mediator, and enjoying her newly renovated cottage on the beach.**
She’s also decided it’s high time she learn how to swim to prepare for an upcoming cruise. It’s time to let go of a horrible past experience and take some lessons. So at thirty-two, Esther enrolls in the only class at the Y with a spot left. A Mommy and Me class—which seems quite tame, considering her oldest classmate aside from her is three-years-old.
**Learn to swim with a bunch of babies and toddlers? Easy-peasy, right? Er, no.**
As Esther leaves the pool after her very first lesson, she sprouts a magnificent tail and fins. Oh, and hair the color of a rainbow. Lots and lots of luscious hair.
**Lucky for her, the OOPS girls are on site, and as they set about finding out how this happened to Esther, they run into a hunky Australian merman named Tucker Pearson who happens to be the key to Esther’s problem.** But Tucker has problems of his own, and they include being kicked out of his family’s bottled water company, booted from his pod, and accused of embezzling a million bucks.
Oh, and killing someone… OOPS, here we go again!”.
***USA Today* bestselling romantic comedy author Dakota Cassidy** delivers a laugh-out-loud addition to the Accidentally Paranormal series with Book 16, *The Accidental Mermaid.* The OOPs girls are on the scene to help the newest accidental paranormal adjust to life as a mermaid and in the process help a hunky Australian merman with a bucket full of problems!
**Accidentally Paranormal series by Dakota Cassidy**
*Interview With an Accidental*
10. *Accidentally Aphrodite*
11. *Accidentally Ever After*
12. *Bearly Accidental*
13. *How Nina Got Her Fang Back*
14. *The Accidental Familiar*
15. *Then Came Wanda…With a Baby Carriage*
16. *The Accidental Mermaid*
What readers are saying…
*”Yet another Accidental adventure that I just couldn’t put down… One of my favorites in the series by far…”* ~Bethney
*”The Accidental Mermaid is sweet, snarky, tongue in cheek fun”* ~D. Antonio
Perfect for fans of Larissa Emerald, Robyn Peterman, and Eve Langlais

Accident

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**Accident** is a powerful and ultimately triumphant novel of lives shattered and changed by one devastating moment.
Although frequent business meetings keep her husband, Brad, away from home, Page Clarke feels blessed with her happy family and comfortable marriage. They have a house near San Francisco and she keeps busy looking after their seven-year-old son, Andy, and their teenage daughter, Allyson.
Allyson, at fifteen, is trying her wings and one weekend, instead of an evening with her friend Chloe, the girls lie and go out with two older high school boys. But a Saturday night that was supposed to be fun ends in tragedy when their car collides head-on with another.
At the hospital, Page finds Chloe’s divorced father, Trygve, and, unable to locate Brad, she leans on his strength throughout the the long hours of tormenting questions. Will Allyson live? Will any of them? Were the teenagers drinking? Using drugs? Who was at fault? And where is her husband? Without Brad by her side Page feels her life start to come apart as she is forced to confront the fact that Allyson may not live, and if she does, she may never be the same again.
In an inspiring novel that explores how many people are affected by one tragic accident and how they survive it, Danielle Steel brings us close to the characters whose lives are as familiar as our own… and who live, as we all do, in a world where everything can change in a single moment.
**Recensie(s)**

Don’t tackle this book without a large packet of Mom-sized tissues — Georgia Metcalfe Daily Mail Steel is one of the best! Los Angeles Times The plot of Danielle Steel’s novels twist and weave as incredible stories unfold to the glee and delight of her enormous reading public United Press International Ms. Steel’s fans won’t be disappointed! The New York Times Book Review
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

**New York Times Bestseller

An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.**

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. ”The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions,” say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a ”curiously complicit” alliance. ”The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds,” they write. ”Shared by both space scientists and space warriors, it’s a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. But without the right technology—which is more or less the same technology for both parties—nobody can get to it, operate in it, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their advantage and someone else’s disadvantage.”

Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson’s millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.

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In Accessory to War, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang give a sweeping panoramic overview of the enduring alliance between astrophysics and the military-from the Greeks to Galileo to GPS. The book’s key contribution is in documenting the various ways science has aided military endeavors over the millennia and making the sometimes-arcane source material accessible. — Science Accessory to War is thought-provoking and reflective… — Nature Throughout history, wars tend to be won by nations that are at the forefront of science. Thus astronomers and physicists have, since ancient times, benefited from an uneasy alliance with the military. This enlightening book explores the history and current implications of this partnership between space science and national security. — Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and professor of history, Tulane University
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Accessory to War

A “thought-provoking and reflective” (Nature) exploration of the age-old complicity between sky watchers and war fighters from the author of Astrophysics to People in a Hurry…

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Acca Larentia. Asfalto Nero Sangue

La strage di via Acca Larentia, a Roma, ha rappresentato una delle pagine più drammatiche durante il cosiddetto periodo degli anni di piombo. Tre ragazzi, attivisti di destra più o meno impegnati in politica, vennero uccisi nel corso di un pomeriggio interminabile, intriso di lacrime e sangue. La data, il sette gennaio del 1978, un giorno come tanti altri. Francesco Ciavatta, Franco Bigonzetti e Stefano Recchioni furono assassinati in momenti diversi: due rimasero a terra colpiti dalle pallottole sparate dagli antagonisti di sinistra, sul terzo fece fuoco un rappresentante delle Forze dell’Ordine. I misteri su quelle vite spezzate restano tali ancora oggi. Perché proprio loro divennero i bersagli di rivalsa in quell’assurda guerra fra estremisti? Perché nessuno riuscì a fermare le mani assassine? Nel libro l’autore, Massimiliano Morelli, ha tratteggiato quei momenti, cercando particolari offuscati da memorie labili o completamente sconosciuti, aggiungendo le testimonianze di chi ha voluto parlare, di chi ha ricordato quegli attimi e di chi, ancora oggi, non ha capito cosa accadde quel maledetto 7 gennaio.
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La strage di via Acca Larentia, a Roma, ha rappresentato una delle pagine più drammatiche durante il cosiddetto periodo degli anni di piombo. Tre ragazzi, attivisti di destra più o meno impegnati in politica, vennero uccisi nel corso di un pomeriggio interminabile, intriso di lacrime e sangue. La data, il sette gennaio del 1978, un giorno come tanti altri. Francesco Ciavatta, Franco Bigonzetti e Stefano Recchioni furono assassinati in momenti diversi: due rimasero a terra colpiti dalle pallottole sparate dagli antagonisti di sinistra, sul terzo fece fuoco un rappresentante delle Forze dell’Ordine. I misteri su quelle vite spezzate restano tali ancora oggi. Perché proprio loro divennero i bersagli di rivalsa in quell’assurda guerra fra estremisti? Perché nessuno riuscì a fermare le mani assassine? Nel libro l’autore, Massimiliano Morelli, ha tratteggiato quei momenti, cercando particolari offuscati da memorie labili o completamente sconosciuti, aggiungendo le testimonianze di chi ha voluto parlare, di chi ha ricordato quegli attimi e di chi, ancora oggi, non ha capito cosa accadde quel maledetto 7 gennaio.