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The 39 Clues #4 Beyond the Grave

A Clue found in Japan has Amy and Dan jetting off to Egypt to find out just what’s behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do? It’s a wild race that will take Amy and Dan deep down into the tombs of Egypt . . . and right into the hands of the enemy.

365 Sex Positions

**365 SEX POSITIONS**
Packed full of exciting, erotic and even acrobatic positions, 365 Sex Positions offers couples sizzling new ways to spice up their sex lives every day of the year. Open to any page and you’ll discover a thrilling new position:
Feel the sensual beat all over with **Tribal Rhythm**
Bounce her to an awesome orgasm doing the **Pogo**
Flip him over for amazing 69 in the **Chair Tryst**
Balance her on a ball to hit the **G-Spot Striker**
Blast off to higher pleasure in the **Lusty Launch**

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3001: the final odyssey

SUMMARY: One thousand years after the Jupiter mission to explore the mysterious Monolith had been destroyed, after Dave Bowman was transformed into the Star Child, Frank Poole drifted in space, frozen and forgotten, leaving the supercomputer HAL inoperable. But now Poole has returned to life, awakening in a world far different from the one he left behind–and just as the Monolith may be stirring once again. . . . A Main Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club®Selected by the Literary Guild® and Doubleday Book Club®

2nd Chance

2nd Chance (Women’s Murder Club Series #2) by James Patterson, Andrew Gross
Master of suspense James Patterson takes us into a terrifying underworld with this second thriller in his dazzling new Women’s Murder Club series.
The sensational killings that have rocked San Francisco appear to be unrelated except in their brutality. But detective Lindsay Boxer senses there’s some thread connecting them all. She calls her friends in the Women’s Murder Club together to see if they can discover what it is. Surely some clue has been overlooked by their bosses and male colleagues.
Working with *Chronicle* reporter Cindy Thomas, Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay discovers that there is indeed a link. The victims were of different ages, lived in different locations, and were killed with different weapons. But each had a close relative in a particular profession, a profession that sends a chill through Lindsay’s heart.
The partners in the Women’s Murder Club realize that this killer is after something unspeakable, something deeper than revenge, and that the next target could be one of them. They deduce where the killer is likely to strike next and bait a trap that can’t be resisted. But if their calculation is wrong, the consequences will be lethal. And there will be no second chance.

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

There’s no such thing as a ‘free’ market. Globalization isn’t making the world richer. We don’t live in a digital world – the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet. This book about money, equality, freedom and greed proves that the free market isn’t just bad for people – it’s an inefficient way of running economies too.

Ha-Joon Chang’s ”23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: there’s no such thing as a ‘free’ market Globalization isn’t making the world richer; we don’t live in a digital world – the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones; higher paid managers don’t produce better results; and we don’t have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is here to show us there’s a better way. ”Lively, accessible and provocative …read this book”. (Sunday Times). ”A witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy”.(”Observer”). ”The new kid on the economics block…Chang’s iconoclastic attitude has won him fans”. (Independent on Sunday). ”Lucid …audacious …increasingly influential …will provoke physical symptoms of revulsion if you are in any way involved in high finance”. (”Guardian”). ”Important …persuasive …an engaging case for a more caring era of globalization”. (”Financial Times”). ”A must-read …incisive and entertaining”. (”New Statesman Books of the Year”). Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. He is author of ”Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective”, which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and ”Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations”, ”Poor Policies” and the ”Threat to the Developing World”. Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the ”Guardian”, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
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A masterful debunking of some of the myths of capitalism … Witty, iconoclastic and uncommonly commonsensical … this book will be invaluable * Observer * Important .. persuasive . [an] engaging case for a more cautious and caring era of globalisation * Financial Times * Myth-busting and nicely-written . the best economists are those who look around at our man-made world and ask themselves why? . Chang is one * Independent * In 23 lucid, sometimes breezily didactic chapters, Chang takes apart the stricken ideology of neoliberalism. Chang’s method is not to engage with the neoliberals but to knock them down with assertions. — Paul Mason, Economics Editor, BBC Newsnight * Guardian * Ha-Joon Chang is a formidable critic…and a true exponent of the art of political economy — Michael Lind * Prospect * Chang’s…iconoclastic attitude has won him fans such as Bob Geldof and Noam Chomsky. — Rachel Shields * The Independent on Sunday * For anyone who wants to understand capitalism not as economists or politicians have pictured it, but as it actually operates, this book will be invaluable. — John Gray * Observer *
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227 Ways to Unleash the Sex Goddess Within

From the author of the phenomenally successful 203 Ways to Drive a Man Wild in Bed comes a dazzling new guide filled with artful, erotic, and playfully inventive ways for women to revel in the secrets of female sexuality while exploring their own hot-blooded imaginations.

From the Hardcover edition.

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22 Britannia Road

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***22 Britannia Road* by Amanda Hodgkinson is a heartbreaking and powerful novel about wartime secrets and the difficulties of adjusting to postwar life**
It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.
However, after living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors. Everything else is lost. While Janusz, a Polish soldier who has criss-crossed Europe during the war, hopes his family will help put his own dark past behind him.
But the war and the years apart will always haunt each of them unless they together confront what they were compelled to do to survive.
‘The characters are so convincing and the writing’s so unshowily accomplished that it soon becomes something gripping. An admirable debut’ Daily Mail
‘A most accomplished first novel. Powerful story-telling and entirely convincing in its evocation of post-war England. Very good’ Penelope Lively
‘Keep your Kleenex handy reading *22 Britannia Road*’ Grazia
‘An affecting story, extremely well told’ *The Times*
Amanda Hodgkinson was born in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset and grew up in Essex and Suffolk.
She currently lives in south-west France with her husband and two daughters. *22 Britannia Road* is her first novel.
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21st Century Robot

When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson’s duties as Intel’s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories focus on the same theme: scientists and thinkers exploring personal robotics as a new form of artificial intelligence. This isn’t fanciful speculation. Johnson’s stories are based on Intel’s futurecasting research, which uses ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and science fiction to develop a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Nebulous Mechanisms presents science fiction designed to bring about science fact. Get real insight into technology and the future with this book. It will open your eyes.
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2061: Odyssey Three

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world’s best-loved science fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.*From the Paperback edition.*

2010: Odyssey Two

“A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001.”
*Carl Sagan
Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft *to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong . . . and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.
Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.
Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman *the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith *streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own . . .
“Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy, and a newly acquired sense of play.”
*Time
“2010 is easily Clarkes’ best book in over a decade.”
*The San Diego Tribune
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2001: a space odyssey

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The bestselling classic-now in trade paperback with an introduction by the author and a dazzling new package. The classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars-and ourselves.

20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects: Toys, Tools, Gadgets, and More!

**Twenty projects using the Raspberry Pi, a tiny and affordable computer, for beginners looking to make cool things right away. Projects are explained with full-color visuals and simple step-by-step instructions.**
*20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects* is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for kids, parents, educators, and hobbyists looking to level up their hardware skills.
After a crash course to get you set up with your Raspberry Pi, you’ll learn how to build interactive projects like a digital drum set; a WiFi controlled robot; a Pong game; an intruder alarm that sends email notifications; a gas leak detector; a weather forecaster; and IoT gadgets that control electronics around the house. Along the way, you’ll work with core components like LCD screens, cameras, sensors, and even learn how to set up your own server.
Each project provides step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring your build to life. If you’re ready to hit the ground running and make something interesting, let *20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects* be your guide.
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20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects

20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects: Toys, Tools, Gadgets, and More! by Rui Santos, Sara Santos
**Twenty projects using the Raspberry Pi, a tiny and affordable computer, for beginners looking to make cool things right away. Projects are explained with full-color visuals and simple step-by-step instructions.**
*20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects* is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for kids, parents, educators, and hobbyists looking to level up their hardware skills.
After a crash course to get you set up with your Raspberry Pi, you’ll learn how to build interactive projects like a digital drum set; a WiFi controlled robot; a Pong game; an intruder alarm that sends email notifications; a gas leak detector; a weather forecaster; and IoT gadgets that control electronics around the house. Along the way, you’ll work with core components like LCD screens, cameras, sensors, and even learn how to set up your own server.
Each project provides step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring your build to life. If you’re ready to hit the ground running and make something interesting, let *20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects* be your guide.

1st to Die

James Patterson, bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and Pop Goes the Weasel, offers the first of a new series dubbed The Women’s Murder Club, featuring a four-woman team that occasionally works outside the system. None of the gritty darkness or frenzied action is lost in 1st to Die, although the female protagonists offer an even deeper emotional context to this suspense thriller.
Inspector Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco Police Department suddenly finds herself in the middle of two horrifying situations: The first is that she’s just learned she has an often-fatal blood disease. The second is a double homicide case she is now heading up that involves the murder of newlyweds on their wedding night. Burdened with Chris Raleigh, a new partner reassigned from the mayor’s office, Lindsay finds that she has too much to deal with and turns to her best friend, Claire, the head ME on the case. Claire offers helpful advice and human, friendly contact amid a job filled with violence, cruelty, and fear.
Soon a fledgling newspaper reporter, Cindy, makes contact with Lindsay looking for a career-making story. Although Lindsay can’t officially comment on the case, the two women form a rapport, and Cindy joins Lindsay and Claire for their weekly meeting. When a second pair of newlyweds is murdered, and later a third, the investigation leads to a prominent crime writer, Nicholas Jenks, who has a history of spousal abuse and a predilection for kinky, dangerous sex games. With the help of an understanding assistant D.A., Jill Bernhardt, Lindsay tries to make a case against Jenks, who even had an affair with one of the slain women. Eventually Jill joins the Murder Club, and the four ladies share private interdepartmental information in an effort to track and stop the killer before he strikes again.
The major subplot — Lindsay’s facing up to her illness even while she learns to fall in love again — carefully compensates for the novel’s coarse scenes of brutality. Lindsay Boxer is’t merely an obsessed cop trailing a maniac; she’s also a terrified woman confronting the onslaught of disease. The story lines balance out to show us the true mettle of someone who puts the safety of others before her own.
Again, Patterson’s skill for producing furiously paced fiction are evident as the novel breezes by rapidly. The short chapters keep the narrative leaping with increasingly taut plot elements, but there’s an emotional commitment that makes our protagonist even more amiable and involving. 1st to Die is a novel that works as an intense series of character portraits that will leave the reader touched and delighted.
–Tom Piccirilli

1950s Childhood

1950s Childhood: Growing up in post-war Britain by Janet Shepherd, John Shepherd
Children of the 1950s have much to look back on with fondness: Muffin the Mule, Andy Pandy, and Dennis the Menace became part of the family for many, while for others the freedom of the riverbank or railway platform was a haven away from the watchful eyes of parents. The postwar welfare state offered free orange juice, milk and healthcare, and there was lots to do, whether football in the street, a double bill at the cinema, a game of Ludo or a spot of roller-skating. But there were also hardships: wartime rationing persisted into the ’50s, a trip to the dentist was a painful ordeal, and at school discipline was harsh and the Eleven-Plus exam was a formidable milestone. Janet Shepherd and John Shepherd examine what it was like to grow up part of the Baby Boomer generation, showing what life was like at home and at school and introducing a new phenomenon – the teenager.