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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.’ — Naomi Klein, Author of No Logo, the Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and No is Not Enough The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called surveillance capitalism, and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control us. The heady optimism of the Internet’s early days is gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but modifying it too. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our values and define our future? Shoshana Zuboff shows that we are at a crossroads. We still have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in, and what we decide now will shape the rest of the century. Our choices: allow technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it and distribute its benefits. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. As it explores this new capitalism’s impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.
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From the very first page I was consumed with an overwhelming imperative: everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense. With tremendous lucidity and moral courage, Zuboff demonstrates not only how our minds are being mined for data but also how they are being rapidly and radically changed in the process. The hour is late and much has been lost already – but as we learn in these indispensable pages, there is still hope for emancipation — Naomi Klein A chilling expose of the business model that underpins the digital world … a striking and illuminating book. A fellow reader remarked to me that it reminded him of Thomas Piketty’s magnum opus, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, in that it opens one’s eyes to things we ought to have noticed, but hadn’t — John Naughton * Observer * A bold, important book … Combining in-depth technical understanding and a broad, humanistic scope, Zuboff has written what may prove to be the first definitive account of the economic – and thus social and political – condition of our age. — James Bridle * Guardian * Groundbreaking, magisterial … unmissable — John Thornhill * FT * Das Kapital of the digital age * The Times * Comprehensive and impassioned … an important book — Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times * [It] will surely become a pivotal work in defining, understanding and exposing this surreptitious exploitation of our data and, increasingly, our free will … essential * Irish Times * Groundbreaking … Aiming to apply Marx’s account of surplus value in a time when capital is accumulated through knowledge-based technology, she has given us an illuminating critical perspective on the regime of surveillance under which we all now live * New Statesman * An intensively researched, engagingly written chronicle of surveillance capitalism’s origins and its deleterious prospects for our society … This is the rare book that we should trust to lead us down the long hard road of understanding — Jacob Silverman * New York Times * Extraordinarily intelligent … Absorbing Zuboff’s methodical determination, the way she pieces together sundry examples into this comprehensive work of scholarship and synthesis, requires patience, but the rewards are considerable – a heightened sense of awareness, and a deeper appreciation of what’s at stake — Jennifer Szalai * New York Times * This book’s major contribution is to give a name to what’s happening, to put it in cultural and historical perspective, and to ask us to pause long enough to think about the future and how it might be different from today — Frank Rose * WSJ * Original … it arrives at a crucial moment, when the public and its elected representatives are at last grappling with the extraordinary power of digital media and the companies that control it. Like another recent masterwork of economic analysis, Thomas Piketty’s 2013 Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the book challenges assumptions, raises uncomfortable questions about the present and future, and stakes out ground for a necessary and overdue debate — Nicholas Carr * LARB * I will make a guarantee: Assuming we survive to tell the tale, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism has a high probability of joining the likes Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Natiions and Max Weber’s Economy and Society as defining social-economics texts of modern times. It is not a ‘quick read;’ it is to be savored and re-read and discussed with colleagues and friends. No zippy one-liners from me, except to almost literally beg you to read/ingest this book — Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is brilliant and essential … a masterpiece of rare conceptual daring, beautifully written and deeply urgent — Robert B. Reich, author of The Common Good and Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few The defining challenge for the future of the market economy is the concentration of data, knowledge, and surveillance power. Not just our privacy but our individuality is at stake, and this very readable and thought-provoking book alerts us to these existential dangers. Highly recommended — Daron Acemoglu, author of Why Nations Fail Zuboff’s expansive, erudite, deeply-researched exploration of digital futures elucidates the norms and hidden terminal goals of information-intensive industries. Zuboff’s book is the information industry’s Silent Spring — Chris Hoofnagle, University of California, Berkeley In the future, if people still read books, they will view this as the classic study of how everything changed. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a masterpiece that stunningly reveals the essence of twenty-first-century society, and offers a dire warning about technology gone awry that we ignore at our peril. Shoshana Zuboff has somehow escaped from the fishbowl in which we all now live, and introduced to us the concept of water. A work of penetrating intellect, this is also a deeply human book about what is becoming, as it relentlessly demonstrates, a dangerously inhuman time — Kevin Werbach, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Blockchain and The New Architecture of Trust A panoramic exploration of one of the most urgent issues of our times, Zuboff reinterprets contemporary capitalism through the prism of the digital revolution, producing a book of immense ambition and erudition. Zuboff is one of our most prescient and profound thinkers on the rise of the digital. In an age of inane Twitter soundbites and narcissistic Facebook posts, Zuboff’s serious scholarship is great cause for celebration — Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future Shoshana Zuboff has produced the most provocative compelling moral framework thus far for understanding the new realities of our digital environment and its anti-democratic threats. From now on, all serious writings on the internet and society will have to take into account The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. — Joseph Turow, Robert Lewis Shayon Chair Professor, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania Praise for In the Age of the Smart Machine: ‘A work of rare originality and engrossing complexity * New York Times Book Review * Ground-breaking, magisterial and synthetically brilliant * Technology and Culture * Examined with force and almost cunning insight what is yet to come * Encyclopedia of Software Engineering *
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The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) wrote carefully structured fiction that probed the psychological and social elements guiding the behavior of her characters. Her portrayals of upper-class New Yorkers were unrivaled. *The Age of Innocence*, for which Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize in 1920, is one of her most memorable novels.
At the heart of the story are three people whose entangled lives are deeply affected by the tyrannical and rigid requirements of high society. Newland Archer, a restrained young attorney, is engaged to the lovely May Welland but falls in love with May’s beautiful and unconventional cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska. Despite his fear of a dull marriage to May, Archer goes through with the ceremony — persuaded by his own sense of honor, family, and societal pressures. He continues to see Ellen after the marriage, but his dreams of living a passionate life ultimately cease.
The novel’s lucid and penetrating prose style, vivid characterization, and its rendering of the social history of an era have long made it a favorite with readers and critics alike.
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Age of Context

Age of Context : Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy by Robert Scoble, Shel Israel
In 2006, co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel wrote Naked Conversations, a book that persuaded businesses to embrace what we now call social media. Six years later they have teamed up again to report that social media is but one of five converging forces that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives.
You know these other forces already: mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology. Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends. Armed with that knowledge our personal devices can anticipate what we’ll need next and serve us better than a butler or an executive assistant.
The resulting convergent superforce is so powerful that it is ushering in a era the authors call the Age of Context. In this new era, our devices know when to wake us up early because it snowed last night; they contact the people we are supposed to meet with to warn them we’re running late. They even find content worth watching on television. They also promise to cure cancer and make it harder for terrorists to do their damage. Astoundingly, in the coming age you may only receive ads you want to see.
Scoble and Israel have spent more than a year researching this book. They report what they have learned from interviewing more than a hundred pioneers of the new technology and by examining hundreds of contextual products.
What does it all mean? How will it change society in the future? The authors are unabashed tech enthusiasts, but as they write, an elephant sits in the living room of our book and it is called privacy.
We are entering a time when our technology serves us best because it watches us; collecting data on what we do, who we speak with, what we look at. There is no doubt about it: Big Data is watching you.
The time to lament the loss of privacy is over. The authors argue that the time is right to demand options that enable people to reclaim some portions of that privacy.

The Age of Absurdity: Why Modern Life Makes It Hard to Be Happy

The good news is that the great thinkers from history have proposed the same strategies for happiness and fulfilment. The bad news is that these turn out to be the very things most discouraged by contemporary culture. This knotty dilemma is the subject of *The Age of Absurdity* – a wry and accessible investigation into how the desirable states of well-being and satisfaction are constantly undermined by modern life.
Michael Foley examines the elusive condition of happiness common to philosophy, spiritual teachings and contemporary psychology, then shows how these are becoming increasingly difficult to apply in a world of high expectations. The common challenges of earning a living, maintaining a relationship and ageing are becoming battlegrounds of existential angst and self-loathing in a culture that demands conspicuous consumption, high-octane partnerships and perpetual youth.
In conclusion, rather than denouncing and rejecting the age, Foley presents an entertaining strategy of not just accepting but embracing today’s world – finding happiness in its absurdity.
Cover credit: The Caravan Gallery.
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Agave Kiss

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*Chance was gone; he’d sacrificed himself so Shannon and I could escape Sheol. But we’d succeeded in raising him on Shan’s spirit radio, which meant his soul wasn’t wholly destroyed by the demon gate…*
Once Corine Solomon only had the touch—the ability to read an object’s past by handling it. Then she inherited her mother’s magick, and that ended up being a hell of a burden. But if Corine can wrestle a demon queen and win, she can bring back her lover Chance after he’s made the ultimate sacrifice. Can’t she? All Corine knows is that she can’t leave Chance behind if there’s anything she can do about it.
But the clock is ticking—and she still has to deal with debt-collecting demons and a maniacal archangel who’s running a recruitment drive. The stakes have never been so high…and this time it’s truly Corine’s last chance to save the love of her life.

Against Democracy

Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us–it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another. These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But Jason Brennan says they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results–and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. Furthermore, no one has a fundamental right to any share of political power, and exercising political power does most of us little good. On the contrary, a wide range of social science research shows that political participation and democratic deliberation actually tend to make people worse–more irrational, biased, and mean. Given this grim picture, Brennan argues that a new system of government–epistocracy, the rule of the knowledgeable–may be better than democracy, and that it’s time to experiment and find out. A challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable, Against Democracy is essential reading for scholars and students of politics across the disciplines. Featuring a new preface that situates the book within the current political climate and discusses other alternatives beyond epistocracy, Against Democracy is a challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable.
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One of Zocalo’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016 Brennan has a bright, pugilistic style, and he takes a sportsman’s pleasure in upsetting pieties and demolishing weak logic. –Caleb Crain, New Yorker A brash, well-argued diatribe against the democratic system. There is much to mull over in this brazen stab at the American electoral process… Sure to cause howls of disagreement, but in the current toxic partisan climate, Brennan’s polemic is as worth weighing as any other. –Kirkus Important. –Ilya Somin, Washington Post Volokh Conspiracy The book makes compelling reading for what is typically a dry area of discourse. This is theory that skips, rather than plods. –Molly Sauter, Los Angeles Times Among the best works in political philosophy in recent memory. –Zachary Woodman, Students for Liberty Challenging and insightful. –Alexander William Salter, Public Choice Lucidly written in provocative, sometimes brash tones, it is especially useful for the undergraduate classroom. –Choice Against Democracy seems scarily prescient today. Writing well before the twin shocks of the Brexit and the U.S. elections, the Georgetown political scientist makes a powerful case that popular democracy can be dangerous–and, provocatively, that irrational and incompetent voters should be excluded from democratic decision-making. The case for elitism in governance never read so well. –Zocalo Public Square Meticulous [and] crisply written. –Tom Clark, Prospect Mercilessly well-argued. –Niko Kolodny, Boston Review
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Against All Enemies

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*Against All Enemies* is the first Max Moore novel by bestselling author, Tom Clancy.
**When Ex-Navy SEAL and CIA operative Maxwell Moore barely survives a prisoner exchange that goes explosively wrong off the coast of Pakistan, he realises that powerful, cunning forces have been marshalled against him. Determined to dig out the truth, he uncovers a shocking conspiracy.**
The two greatest threats to U.S. security have forged an unholy alliance. For the Mexican drug cartel, it means money, power, and control of the drug trade. But for the Taliban, it is an opportunity to bring the fire of jihad to the heartland of the infidel.
Now Moore and his depleted team must infiltrate the drug cartel in the hunt for terrorists preparing to bring destruction to America’s streets.
From the remote, war-scarred landscapes of the Middle East to the blood-soaked chaos of the U.S.-Mexico border, Tom Clancy delivers a heart-stopping thriller you won’t forget.
In *Against All Enemies* Tom Clancy introduces Max Moore, a character set to join Jack Ryan as one of the great heroes of modern thriller writing. Previous Jack Ryan titles include *Locked On* and *Dead or Alive*.
**Praise for Tom Clancy:**
‘A brilliantly constructed thriller’ *Daily Mail*
‘Truly riveting, a dazzling read’ *Sunday Express*
Thirty years ago, Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. His first novel,* The Hunt for Red October*, catapulted on to the *New York Times* bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it ‘the perfect yarn’. Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting and razor-sharp suspense.
Peter Telep is a *New York Times* bestselling author who has written almost forty novels spanning many genres. A produced screenwriter, he teaches creative writing, fiction writing and script-writing courses at the University of Central Florida.
www.facebook.com/tomclancyauthor
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*Against All Enemies* is the first Max Moore novel by bestselling author, Tom Clancy.
**When Ex-Navy SEAL and CIA operative Maxwell Moore barely survives a prisoner exchange that goes explosively wrong off the coast of Pakistan, he realises that powerful, cunning forces have been marshalled against him. Determined to dig out the truth, he uncovers a shocking conspiracy.**
The two greatest threats to U.S. security have forged an unholy alliance. For the Mexican drug cartel, it means money, power, and control of the drug trade. But for the Taliban, it is an opportunity to bring the fire of jihad to the heartland of the infidel.
Now Moore and his depleted team must infiltrate the drug cartel in the hunt for terrorists preparing to bring destruction to America’s streets.
From the remote, war-scarred landscapes of the Middle East to the blood-soaked chaos of the U.S.-Mexico border, Tom Clancy delivers a heart-stopping thriller you won’t forget.
In *Against All Enemies* Tom Clancy introduces Max Moore, a character set to join Jack Ryan as one of the great heroes of modern thriller writing. Previous Jack Ryan titles include *Locked On* and *Dead or Alive*.
**Praise for Tom Clancy:**
‘A brilliantly constructed thriller’ *Daily Mail*
‘Truly riveting, a dazzling read’ *Sunday Express*
Thirty years ago, Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. His first novel,* The Hunt for Red October*, catapulted on to the *New York Times* bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it ‘the perfect yarn’. Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting and razor-sharp suspense.
Peter Telep is a *New York Times* bestselling author who has written almost forty novels spanning many genres. A produced screenwriter, he teaches creative writing, fiction writing and script-writing courses at the University of Central Florida.
www.facebook.com/tomclancyauthor
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Thirty Years ago **Tom Clancy** was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, *The Hunt for Red October*, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the *New York Times* bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.
**Peter Telep** is a *New York Times*-bestselling author who has written almost forty novels spanning many genres, including science fiction, fantasy, military action/adventure, medical drama, and film, television, and video game tie-ins. A produced screenwriter of both live action and animation, he teaches creative writing, fiction writing, and scriptwriting courses at the University of Central Florida.

After the Funeral

The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly – and his sister is convinced it was murder….
When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard’s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance.
At the reading of Richard’s will, Cora was clearly heard to say: ‘It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it…But he was murdered, wasn’t he?’
In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.
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After Midnight

The uncensored words of real lesbians describing their hottest, wildest erotic adventures.
This real-life erotica collection is like peeking into the secret diaries of some very frisky girls.
In this collection, lesbians from across the country reveal their deepest, most intimate erotic secrets things they wouldn’t dare tell anyone else. Like the blisteringly hot story of 21-year-old Jessica who seduces her mother’s best friend. Or Stacy J.’s confession of her very naughty one-night stand that lasts four days. Plus, swaggering butch studs J.P. and Carla enter a sexual wager that leaves readers breathless.
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Affliction

Per via del suo lavoro di risvegliante, Anita Blake ha spesso a che fare, con i non-morti e sa benissimo che non sono affatto come gli zombie che si vedono al cinema… almeno non lo sono mai stati. Dalla telefonata che Micah riceve dalla madre, sembra invece che in Colorado sia improvvisamente comparsa un’orda di creature assetate di sangue, che trasformano tutti coloro che mordono in mostri simili a loro, compreso il padre di Micah. Determinata a fermare l’epidemia e a salvare mr Callahan, la sterminatrice si precipita sul posto. Ma le bastano pochi giorni per rendersi conto che questi zombie sono molto più pericolosi di quanto pensasse. Incredibilmente veloci e forti come vampiri, non temono nulla, né il fuoco né la luce del giorno. Eppure Anita deve trovare un modo per fermarli, prima che annientino le persone che ama…

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Sterling Illustrated Classics Series) by Mark Twain, Robert Ingpen
*“Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.”*
So starts Mark Twain’s classic tale about a boy’s life in a small town on the Mississippi, which has become an all-time favorite both in America and around the world.
Tom Sawyer’s mischievous and by now famous exploits—venturing into a nighttime graveyard with his friend Huck Finn, getting lost in a bat cave, tricking his friends into whitewashing a fence—make thrilling reading for all ages. Behind the escapades, though, are darker themes, as young Tom learns some difficult lessons about the often hypocritical rules that govern adult society.
This new edition, which celebrates the centenary of Mark Twain’s death, brings together the complete text with more than 70 stunning illustrations by artist Robert Ingpen, each one an enchanting evocation of a forgotten time in the American South.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

EDITORIAL REVIEW: With an Introduction by Dr. Julian Wolfreys This edition of The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes contains the earliest cases of the greatest fictional detective of all time. It comprises the complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, newly reprinted from the original text of The Strand Magazine. It is illustrated by Sidney Paget, the finest of illustrators, and the man from whom our images of Sherlock Holmes and his world derive. This is the first of three volumes of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. The three books present all the Holmes stories arranged chronologically in order of first publication.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
**About the Author**
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, as he was better known was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. His father ran a dry goods and grocery store, practiced law and involved himself in local politics after the family’s move to Hannibal, Missouri, when Sam was four years old.
Hannibal seems to have been a good place for a boy to grow up. Sam was entranced by the Mississippi River and enjoyed both the barges and the people who traveled on them. When Sam was just eleven his father died and Sam went to work for his brother at the *Hannibal Journal* first as a printer’s apprentice and later a compositor. While still in his teens Sam went on the road as an itinerant printer. In 1857 he conceived a plan to seek his fortune in South America but on the way he met a steamboat captain, Horace Bixby who took him on as a cub riverboat pilot and taught him until he acquired his own license.
This enjoyable style of life, which Twain always spoke of later with special warmth was ended by the Civil War. Twain went west with his brother Orion to prospect in Nevada but in 1862 joined the staff of the Virginia City *Territorial Enterprise*, a paper to which he had already begun submitting his work. Later Twain went to California and submitted “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the *New York Saturday Press*.
By 1871 Twain had published *Innocents Abroad* and had married Olivia Langdon, the sister of a friend from a socially prominent New York City family. He and his wife moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where they made their family home for thenext 20 years.
Books that he wrote in Hartford confirmed his popular reputation but despite their success Twain found himself in financial difficulty primarily because of his investments in the Paige typesetting business as well as his own publishing company. Eventually Twain was forced to declare bankruptcy.
Twain’s last major books were successful commercially but they also reflect his increasing pessimism. His satire becomes at times more biting and mean-spirited than it is humorous. Despite the downturn in Twain’s outlook in later life and despite the unevenness of much of his work, he remains one of the major writers of the American nineteenth century, and one who has been enormously influential on subsequent writers.

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

With an Introduction by Dr. Julian Wolfreys.
‘My name is Sherlock Holmes. it is my business to know what other people don’t know.’
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes first introduced Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective the readers of The Strand Magazine. In these twenty three tales, collected here in one volume, you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned. In his consulting room at 221B Baker Street, the master sleuth receives a stream of clients all presenting him with baffling and bizarre mysteries to unravel. There is, for example, the man who is frightened for his life because of the arrival of an envelope containing five orange pips; there is the terrified woman who is aware that her life is in danger and cannot explain the whistling sounds she hears in the night; and there is the riddle of the missing butler and the theft of an ancient treasure. In the last story, there is the climatic battle between Holmes and his arch enemy, ‘the Napoleon of Crime’ Professor Moriarty. Holmes, with trusty Watson by his side, is equal to these and the other challenges in this splendid collection.
This edition contains the original illustrations from Strand Magazine drawn by Sidney Paget.
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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie’s seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
First came a sinister warning to Poirot not to eat any plum pudding… then the discovery of a corpse in a chest… next, an overheard quarrel that led to murder… the strange case of the dead man who altered his eating habits… and the puzzle of the victim who dreamt his own suicide.
What links these five baffling cases? The little grey cells of Monsieur Hercule Poirot!
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Advanced Image and Video Processing Using Matlab

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to advanced methods for image and video analysis and processing. It covers deraining, dehazing, inpainting, fusion, watermarking and stitching. It describes techniques for face and lip recognition, facial expression recognition, lip reading in videos, moving object tracking, dynamic scene classification, among others.

The book combines the latest machine learning methods with computer vision applications, covering topics such as event recognition based on deep learning,dynamic scene classification based on topic model, person re-identification based on metric learning and behavior analysis. It also offers a systematic introduction to image evaluation criteria showing how to use them in different experimental contexts.

The book offers an example-based practical guide to researchers, professionals and graduate students dealing with advanced problems in image analysis and computer vision.

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