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The Empire of Ashes

**In the White Drake’s war, the price of freedom is paid in blood and fire . . .**
For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fueled by drake blood–and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it.
A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore have been spread to disparate corners of the world, but they are united in their desire to defeat the White Drake and the Spoiled who follow it.
Humanity itself is at stake, but with the aid of ancient knowledge, revolutionary technology and unexpected allies, all hope is not lost. Saving the world will require sacrifice, as Clay, Lizanne and Hilemore will see all they know either consumed by flames or reborn from the ashes.
**Recensie(s)**

The series is action packed, full of intrigue, and just plain fun. Ryan deftly writes something for fans of dragons, steampunk, or gutsy characters (or all three). Readers of epic adventure fantasies like Game of Thrones should check this series out * Booklist * Ryan skillfully navigates multiple narrators to unveil a world steeped in magic and on the brink of destruction. Both the characters and the setting are irresistible right through to the end * Publishers Weekly *
(source: Bol.com)

**In the White Drake’s war, the price of freedom is paid in blood and fire . . .**
For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fueled by drake blood–and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it.
A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore have been spread to disparate corners of the world, but they are united in their desire to defeat the White Drake and the Spoiled who follow it.
Humanity itself is at stake, but with the aid of ancient knowledge, revolutionary technology and unexpected allies, all hope is not lost. Saving the world will require sacrifice, as Clay, Lizanne and Hilemore will see all they know either consumed by flames or reborn from the ashes.
**Recensie(s)**

The series is action packed, full of intrigue, and just plain fun. Ryan deftly writes something for fans of dragons, steampunk, or gutsy characters (or all three). Readers of epic adventure fantasies like Game of Thrones should check this series out * Booklist * Ryan skillfully navigates multiple narrators to unveil a world steeped in magic and on the brink of destruction. Both the characters and the setting are irresistible right through to the end * Publishers Weekly *
(source: Bol.com)

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Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

Emperor Mollusk.

Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth.

Not bad for a guy without a spine.

But what’s a villain to do after he’s done . . . everything. With no new ambitions, he’s happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel alien invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he’d prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course.

Retirement isn’t easy though. If the boredom doesn’t get him, there’s always the Venusians. Or the Saturnites. Or the Mercurials. Or . . . well, you get the idea. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s also the assassins of a legendary death cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac (as brilliant as he is bodiless) who have marked Emperor for their own nefarious purposes. But Mollusk isn’t about to let the Earth slip out of his own tentacles and into the less capable clutches of another. So it’s time to dust off the old death ray and come out of retirement. Except this time, he’s not out to rule the world. He’s out to save it from the peril of THE SINISTER BRAIN!

(source: Bol.com)

Emperor Mollusk.

Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth.

Not bad for a guy without a spine.

But what’s a villain to do after he’s done . . . everything. With no new ambitions, he’s happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel alien invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he’d prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course.

Retirement isn’t easy though. If the boredom doesn’t get him, there’s always the Venusians. Or the Saturnites. Or the Mercurials. Or . . . well, you get the idea. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s also the assassins of a legendary death cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac (as brilliant as he is bodiless) who have marked Emperor for their own nefarious purposes. But Mollusk isn’t about to let the Earth slip out of his own tentacles and into the less capable clutches of another. So it’s time to dust off the old death ray and come out of retirement. Except this time, he’s not out to rule the world. He’s out to save it from the peril of THE SINISTER BRAIN!

(source: Bol.com)

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Emozioni Di Corsa

Cosa si prova a correre? Quali sentimenti travolgono il cuore di un maratoneta che arriva primo alle olimpiadi? Che emozioni si vivono a correre 120km di corsa nel deserto?
Giancarlo Noviello, giornalista e runner, ha provato a dare una risposta a tutto ciò. E lo ha fatto intervistando alcuni tra i più noti protagonisti del mondo della corsa: Gelindo Bordin, Salvatore Bettiol, Orlando Pizzolato, Manuela Levorato sono solo alcuni dei più di trenta atleti intervistati, tra maratoneti, ultramaratoneti, triatleti e nordic walker. Il mondo della corsa e delle sue emozioni è esplorato a 360° attraverso gli occhi dei suoi protagonisti, dandone un estratto palpabile e vivo, che immerge il lettore nello splendore (e nella fatica) della corsa e dell’atletica leggera. Mille sfaccettature vengono analizzate, mille vittorie e sconfitte, insomma il vissuto dei runners viene esposto integralmente al lettore, che ne percepisce l’intensità e la profondità. Non solo, alle interviste atletiche è affiancato un interessante approfondimento apportato da alcune interviste a medici, osteopati, nutrizionisti e fisioterapisti che coadiuvano con la loro professionalità le squadre dei runners, permettendo loro di ottenere le migliori prestazioni possibili.
Un libro che senza dubbio resterà nel cuore dei protagonisti, ma anche di chiunque sia appassionato di sport in generale, e di running nello specifico.

Cosa si prova a correre? Quali sentimenti travolgono il cuore di un maratoneta che arriva primo alle olimpiadi? Che emozioni si vivono a correre 120km di corsa nel deserto?
Giancarlo Noviello, giornalista e runner, ha provato a dare una risposta a tutto ciò. E lo ha fatto intervistando alcuni tra i più noti protagonisti del mondo della corsa: Gelindo Bordin, Salvatore Bettiol, Orlando Pizzolato, Manuela Levorato sono solo alcuni dei più di trenta atleti intervistati, tra maratoneti, ultramaratoneti, triatleti e nordic walker. Il mondo della corsa e delle sue emozioni è esplorato a 360° attraverso gli occhi dei suoi protagonisti, dandone un estratto palpabile e vivo, che immerge il lettore nello splendore (e nella fatica) della corsa e dell’atletica leggera. Mille sfaccettature vengono analizzate, mille vittorie e sconfitte, insomma il vissuto dei runners viene esposto integralmente al lettore, che ne percepisce l’intensità e la profondità. Non solo, alle interviste atletiche è affiancato un interessante approfondimento apportato da alcune interviste a medici, osteopati, nutrizionisti e fisioterapisti che coadiuvano con la loro professionalità le squadre dei runners, permettendo loro di ottenere le migliori prestazioni possibili.
Un libro che senza dubbio resterà nel cuore dei protagonisti, ma anche di chiunque sia appassionato di sport in generale, e di running nello specifico.

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Emergence

Emergence by C. J. Cherryh
**The nineteenth book in the beloved Foreigner space opera series begins a new era for human diplomat Bren Cameron, as he navigates the tenuous peace between human refugees and the alien *atevi*.**
Bren Cameron, acting as the representative of the *atevi’*s political leader, Tabini-aiji, as well as translator between humans and *atevi*, has undertaken a mission to the human enclave of Mospheira. Both his presence on the island and his absence from the continent have stirred old enemies to realize new opportunities.

Old hatreds. Old grudges. Old ambitions.

The situation has strengthened the determination of power-seekers on both sides of the strait. Bren knows most of them very well, but not all of them well enough. The space station on which the world increasingly relies is desperate to get more supplies up to orbit and to get a critical oversupply of human refugees down to the world below. Rationing is in force on the station, but the overpopulation problem has to be solved quickly—and Bren’s mission on Mospheira has expanded to include preparation for that landing.

First down will be the three children to whom Tabini’s son has a close connection. But following them will be thousands of humans who have never set foot on a planet, humans descended from colonists and officers who split off from Mospheiran humans two hundred years before in a bitter parting of the ways. There is no way the *atevi*, native to the world, will cede any more land to these new arrivals: they will have to share the island. But certain Mospheirans are willing to use force to prevent these refugees from settling among them.

Bren’s job is as general peacemaker—but old enemies want war. Is Bren’s diplomatic acumen enough to prevent a war that both sides are prepared to wage?

Emergence by C. J. Cherryh
**The nineteenth book in the beloved Foreigner space opera series begins a new era for human diplomat Bren Cameron, as he navigates the tenuous peace between human refugees and the alien *atevi*.**
Bren Cameron, acting as the representative of the *atevi’*s political leader, Tabini-aiji, as well as translator between humans and *atevi*, has undertaken a mission to the human enclave of Mospheira. Both his presence on the island and his absence from the continent have stirred old enemies to realize new opportunities.

Old hatreds. Old grudges. Old ambitions.

The situation has strengthened the determination of power-seekers on both sides of the strait. Bren knows most of them very well, but not all of them well enough. The space station on which the world increasingly relies is desperate to get more supplies up to orbit and to get a critical oversupply of human refugees down to the world below. Rationing is in force on the station, but the overpopulation problem has to be solved quickly—and Bren’s mission on Mospheira has expanded to include preparation for that landing.

First down will be the three children to whom Tabini’s son has a close connection. But following them will be thousands of humans who have never set foot on a planet, humans descended from colonists and officers who split off from Mospheiran humans two hundred years before in a bitter parting of the ways. There is no way the *atevi*, native to the world, will cede any more land to these new arrivals: they will have to share the island. But certain Mospheirans are willing to use force to prevent these refugees from settling among them.

Bren’s job is as general peacemaker—but old enemies want war. Is Bren’s diplomatic acumen enough to prevent a war that both sides are prepared to wage?

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Elysium Fire

Featuring Inspector Dreyfus – one of Alastair Reynolds most popular characters – this is a fast paced SF crime story, combining a futuristic setting with a gripping tale of technology, revolution and revenge.
One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and unless the cause can be found – and stopped – within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on . . .
Alastair Reynolds has returned to the world of The Prefect for this stand-alone SF mystery in which no one is safe. The technological implants which connect every citizen to each other have become murder weapons, and no one knows who or what the killer is – or who the next targets will be. But their reach is spreading, and time is not on the Prefects’ side.
**Recensie(s)**

A well-paced, complex story replete with intrigue, invention and an optimism uncommon in contemporary SF * The Guardian * Cerebral but gripping, Elysium Fire is a must for Reynolds fans and a recommended read. * SCIFINOW * Incredible story telling and all plaudits are greatly deserved. * GEEK SYNDICATE * If you’re looking for a cracking sci-fi mystery, pick this one up. * SF AND F REVIEWS * A revelation that satisfies the demands of SF and mystery. * LOCUS * A vivid universe with beautiful settings and engaging, dynamic characters …Fans of sf will definitely want to pick up this title, especially if they also enjoy mysteries or police procedurals. * LIBRARY JOURNAL * Transhumans, talking elephants, inscrutable aliens and good old fashioned spaceship fights all contribute to a breathtaking adventure * THE SUN * Reynolds combines depth in characterization and dazzling hard-science applications to keep the reader turning pages. * BOOKLIST * Having completed the trilogy I now want to return to its beginning and re-read. Alastair Reynolds is one of my very favourite authors, every book is a much-anticipated event, and withPoseidon’s Wake he shows yet again why that is. I loved every single page. * For Winter’s Nights * a well realised sci-fi universe, with plausible character * SF&F Reviews * Possibly the best space opera I’ve read. * SF REVU * Intriguing speculation about human identity and potential. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Although a long book, with so much story to fit in there is a brevity to the text which makes it an easy read which can be enjoyed as a standalone even though it satisfactorily revisits and resolves the majority of the threads from the previous novels * Geek Chocolate * Reynolds has not only rise to the challenge, but upped the ante. * SFX * his finest moment yet and a glorious conclusion of the trilogy. A wonderful book and best that British SF has to offer at the moment * Upcoming 4 Me * It’s grand, involving and full of light and wonder. Poseidon’s Wake is one of the best sci-fi novels of the year * Sci-Fi Now * An utterly involving thriller, with a mystery that unfolds under steely control. * DAILY MAIL * A tremendously assured read, a fast-paced page-turner that delivers a well thought out story. * GUARDIAN * a novel that works brilliantly as a space adventure and also reads, touchingly, almost as an atheist’s reflection on why a kind of optimistic agnosticism may be a useful approach to finding contentment * SFX *
(source: Bol.com)

Featuring Inspector Dreyfus – one of Alastair Reynolds most popular characters – this is a fast paced SF crime story, combining a futuristic setting with a gripping tale of technology, revolution and revenge.
One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and unless the cause can be found – and stopped – within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on . . .
Alastair Reynolds has returned to the world of The Prefect for this stand-alone SF mystery in which no one is safe. The technological implants which connect every citizen to each other have become murder weapons, and no one knows who or what the killer is – or who the next targets will be. But their reach is spreading, and time is not on the Prefects’ side.
**Recensie(s)**

A well-paced, complex story replete with intrigue, invention and an optimism uncommon in contemporary SF * The Guardian * Cerebral but gripping, Elysium Fire is a must for Reynolds fans and a recommended read. * SCIFINOW * Incredible story telling and all plaudits are greatly deserved. * GEEK SYNDICATE * If you’re looking for a cracking sci-fi mystery, pick this one up. * SF AND F REVIEWS * A revelation that satisfies the demands of SF and mystery. * LOCUS * A vivid universe with beautiful settings and engaging, dynamic characters …Fans of sf will definitely want to pick up this title, especially if they also enjoy mysteries or police procedurals. * LIBRARY JOURNAL * Transhumans, talking elephants, inscrutable aliens and good old fashioned spaceship fights all contribute to a breathtaking adventure * THE SUN * Reynolds combines depth in characterization and dazzling hard-science applications to keep the reader turning pages. * BOOKLIST * Having completed the trilogy I now want to return to its beginning and re-read. Alastair Reynolds is one of my very favourite authors, every book is a much-anticipated event, and withPoseidon’s Wake he shows yet again why that is. I loved every single page. * For Winter’s Nights * a well realised sci-fi universe, with plausible character * SF&F Reviews * Possibly the best space opera I’ve read. * SF REVU * Intriguing speculation about human identity and potential. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Although a long book, with so much story to fit in there is a brevity to the text which makes it an easy read which can be enjoyed as a standalone even though it satisfactorily revisits and resolves the majority of the threads from the previous novels * Geek Chocolate * Reynolds has not only rise to the challenge, but upped the ante. * SFX * his finest moment yet and a glorious conclusion of the trilogy. A wonderful book and best that British SF has to offer at the moment * Upcoming 4 Me * It’s grand, involving and full of light and wonder. Poseidon’s Wake is one of the best sci-fi novels of the year * Sci-Fi Now * An utterly involving thriller, with a mystery that unfolds under steely control. * DAILY MAIL * A tremendously assured read, a fast-paced page-turner that delivers a well thought out story. * GUARDIAN * a novel that works brilliantly as a space adventure and also reads, touchingly, almost as an atheist’s reflection on why a kind of optimistic agnosticism may be a useful approach to finding contentment * SFX *
(source: Bol.com)

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Elven Blight

Katrina baker is a super and she was banished just two weeks ago to a world of gods, magic, and evil races. A place without plumbing, electricity, Facebook, or lattes. A lot had changed in those two weeks, and she’s already saved the world once, or the human part of it anyway. She’s looking forward to the slowdown, so she can properly let her grief out at the bitter truth that her family is long gone, and to learn about her new world and her place in it. Most of all, to marry the man that she fell for so fast.
Unfortunately for her, Arella has another task for Katrina, and it’s another doozy. The Elves are in trouble, big trouble. The worst part? Gerard isn’t invited to the party, and must head back to Southwater, as trouble brews down south in Chilik as well.
Will she be able to find the truth and prevent the destruction of the Elven kingdom by the blight of evil and poisonous magic? Last time she had Gerard to help her find her feet, and despite her need to learn so much more about this world, this time she stands alone…

Katrina baker is a super and she was banished just two weeks ago to a world of gods, magic, and evil races. A place without plumbing, electricity, Facebook, or lattes. A lot had changed in those two weeks, and she’s already saved the world once, or the human part of it anyway. She’s looking forward to the slowdown, so she can properly let her grief out at the bitter truth that her family is long gone, and to learn about her new world and her place in it. Most of all, to marry the man that she fell for so fast.
Unfortunately for her, Arella has another task for Katrina, and it’s another doozy. The Elves are in trouble, big trouble. The worst part? Gerard isn’t invited to the party, and must head back to Southwater, as trouble brews down south in Chilik as well.
Will she be able to find the truth and prevent the destruction of the Elven kingdom by the blight of evil and poisonous magic? Last time she had Gerard to help her find her feet, and despite her need to learn so much more about this world, this time she stands alone…

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Eloquent JavaScript

JavaScript is at the heart of almost every modern Web application, whether it’s Google Apps, Twitter, or the newest browser-based game. Though it’s simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is not a toy—it’s a flexible and complex language that can be used to build full-scale applications.

Eloquent JavaScript dives into this flourishing language and teaches you to write code that’s beautiful and effective. By immersing you in example code and encouraging experimentation right from the start, the author quickly gives you the tools you need to build your own programs. As you follow along with examples like an artificial life simulation and a version of the classic game Sokoban, you’ll learn to:
–Understand the essential elements of programming: syntax, control, and data
–Use object-oriented and functional programming techniques to organize and clarify your programs
–Script the browser and make basic Web applications
–Work with tools like regular expressions and XMLHttpRequest objects

And since programming is an art that’s best learned by doing, all example code is available online in an interactive sandbox for you to experiment with. With Eloquent JavaScript as your guide, you can tweak, expand, and modify the author’s code, or throw it away and build your own creations from scratch. Before you know it, you’ll be fluent in the language of the Web.

(source: Bol.com)

JavaScript is at the heart of almost every modern Web application, whether it’s Google Apps, Twitter, or the newest browser-based game. Though it’s simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is not a toy—it’s a flexible and complex language that can be used to build full-scale applications.

Eloquent JavaScript dives into this flourishing language and teaches you to write code that’s beautiful and effective. By immersing you in example code and encouraging experimentation right from the start, the author quickly gives you the tools you need to build your own programs. As you follow along with examples like an artificial life simulation and a version of the classic game Sokoban, you’ll learn to:
–Understand the essential elements of programming: syntax, control, and data
–Use object-oriented and functional programming techniques to organize and clarify your programs
–Script the browser and make basic Web applications
–Work with tools like regular expressions and XMLHttpRequest objects

And since programming is an art that’s best learned by doing, all example code is available online in an interactive sandbox for you to experiment with. With Eloquent JavaScript as your guide, you can tweak, expand, and modify the author’s code, or throw it away and build your own creations from scratch. Before you know it, you’ll be fluent in the language of the Web.

(source: Bol.com)

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Eleven on Top

Eleven on Top (Stephanie Plum Series #11) by Janet Evanovich
# 1 *New York Times*
# 1 *Wall Street Journal*
# 1 *Los Angeles Times*
# 1 *Entertainment Weekly*
# 1 *Publishers Weekly*
Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She’s been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Time for a change, Stephanie thinks. Time to find the kind of job her mother can tell her friends about without making the sign of the cross.
So Stephanie Plum quits. Resigns. No looking back. No changing her mind. She wants something safe and normal. As it turns out, jobs that are safe and normal for most people aren’t necessarily safe and normal for Stephanie Plum. Trouble follows her, and the kind of trouble she had at the bail bonds office can’t compare to the kind of trouble she finds herself facing now. Her past has come back to haunt her. She’s stalked by a maniac returned from the grave for the sole purpose of putting her into a burial plot of her own. He’s killed before, and he’ll kill again if given the chance. Caught between staying far away from the bounty hunter business and staying alive, Stephanie reexamines her life and the possibility that being a bounty hunter is the solution rather than the problem. After disturbingly brief careers at the button factory, Kan Klean Dry Cleaners, and Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Stephanie takes an office position in security, working for Ranger, the sexiest, baddest bounty hunter and businessman on two continents. It might not be the job she’ll keep for the rest of her life, but for now it gives her the technical access she needs to find her stalker. Tempers and temperatures rise as competition ratchets up between the two men in her life—her on-again, off-again boyfriend, tough Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and her bad-ass boss, Ranger. Can Stephanie Plum take the heat? Can you?
Between the adventure and the adversity there’s attitude, and Stephanie Plum’s got plenty in her newest misadventure from Janet Evanovich, *Eleven on Top*.

Eleven on Top (Stephanie Plum Series #11) by Janet Evanovich
# 1 *New York Times*
# 1 *Wall Street Journal*
# 1 *Los Angeles Times*
# 1 *Entertainment Weekly*
# 1 *Publishers Weekly*
Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She’s been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Time for a change, Stephanie thinks. Time to find the kind of job her mother can tell her friends about without making the sign of the cross.
So Stephanie Plum quits. Resigns. No looking back. No changing her mind. She wants something safe and normal. As it turns out, jobs that are safe and normal for most people aren’t necessarily safe and normal for Stephanie Plum. Trouble follows her, and the kind of trouble she had at the bail bonds office can’t compare to the kind of trouble she finds herself facing now. Her past has come back to haunt her. She’s stalked by a maniac returned from the grave for the sole purpose of putting her into a burial plot of her own. He’s killed before, and he’ll kill again if given the chance. Caught between staying far away from the bounty hunter business and staying alive, Stephanie reexamines her life and the possibility that being a bounty hunter is the solution rather than the problem. After disturbingly brief careers at the button factory, Kan Klean Dry Cleaners, and Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Stephanie takes an office position in security, working for Ranger, the sexiest, baddest bounty hunter and businessman on two continents. It might not be the job she’ll keep for the rest of her life, but for now it gives her the technical access she needs to find her stalker. Tempers and temperatures rise as competition ratchets up between the two men in her life—her on-again, off-again boyfriend, tough Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and her bad-ass boss, Ranger. Can Stephanie Plum take the heat? Can you?
Between the adventure and the adversity there’s attitude, and Stephanie Plum’s got plenty in her newest misadventure from Janet Evanovich, *Eleven on Top*.

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Eleven Minutes

SUMMARY: Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . .” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria’s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness — sexual pleasure for its own sake — or risking everything to find her own “inner light” and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

SUMMARY: Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . .” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria’s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness — sexual pleasure for its own sake — or risking everything to find her own “inner light” and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Elephants Can Remember

Hercule Poirot is determined to solve an old husband and wife double murder that is still an open verdict! Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. Here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies — a husband and wife — shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves back into the past and discovers that ‘old sin can leave long shadows’.

Hercule Poirot is determined to solve an old husband and wife double murder that is still an open verdict! Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. Here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies — a husband and wife — shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves back into the past and discovers that ‘old sin can leave long shadows’.

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Electronics All-In-One for Dummies

**A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can’t be found anywhere else!**
If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. *Electronics All-in-One For Dummies* has done the legwork for you — offering everything you need to enhance your experience as an electronics enthusiast in one convenient place.
Written by electronics guru and veteran For Dummies author Doug Lowe, this down-to-earth guide makes it easy to grasp such important topics as circuits, schematics, voltage, and safety concerns. Plus, it helps you have tons of fun getting your hands dirty working with the Raspberry Pi, creating special effects, making your own entertainment electronics, repairing existing electronics, learning to solder safely, and so much more.
* Create your own schematics and breadboards
* Become a circuit-building expert
* Tackle analog, digital, and car electronics
* Debunk and grasp confusing electronics concepts
If you’re obsessed with all things electronics, look no further! This comprehensive guide is packed with all the electronics goodies you need to add that extra spark to your game!
**
### From the Back Cover
**Amplify your electronics knowledge!**
Whether you don’t know a resistor from a capacitor, or you want to take your basic electronics skills to the next level, this nine books in one reference provides exactly what you need and more! You get clear explanations of the important concepts, along with fun building projects, including developing a breadboard, designing circuits, and creating your own schematics. This book has everything you need from concept to conception — so jump in and get started!
**9 Books Inside…**
* Getting Started in Electronics
* Working with Basic Electronic Components
* Working with Integrated Circuits
* Beyond Direct Current
* Doing Digital Electronics
* Working with Arduino Microprocessors
* Working with BASIC Stamp Processors
* Working with Raspberry Pi®
* Special Effects
### About the Author
**Doug Lowe** still has the electronics experimenter’s kit his dad gave him when he was 10. Although he became a programmer and has written books on various programming languages, Microsoft Office, web programming, and PCs, Doug never forgot his first love: electronics.

**A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can’t be found anywhere else!**
If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. *Electronics All-in-One For Dummies* has done the legwork for you — offering everything you need to enhance your experience as an electronics enthusiast in one convenient place.
Written by electronics guru and veteran For Dummies author Doug Lowe, this down-to-earth guide makes it easy to grasp such important topics as circuits, schematics, voltage, and safety concerns. Plus, it helps you have tons of fun getting your hands dirty working with the Raspberry Pi, creating special effects, making your own entertainment electronics, repairing existing electronics, learning to solder safely, and so much more.
* Create your own schematics and breadboards
* Become a circuit-building expert
* Tackle analog, digital, and car electronics
* Debunk and grasp confusing electronics concepts
If you’re obsessed with all things electronics, look no further! This comprehensive guide is packed with all the electronics goodies you need to add that extra spark to your game!
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**Amplify your electronics knowledge!**
Whether you don’t know a resistor from a capacitor, or you want to take your basic electronics skills to the next level, this nine books in one reference provides exactly what you need and more! You get clear explanations of the important concepts, along with fun building projects, including developing a breadboard, designing circuits, and creating your own schematics. This book has everything you need from concept to conception — so jump in and get started!
**9 Books Inside…**
* Getting Started in Electronics
* Working with Basic Electronic Components
* Working with Integrated Circuits
* Beyond Direct Current
* Doing Digital Electronics
* Working with Arduino Microprocessors
* Working with BASIC Stamp Processors
* Working with Raspberry Pi®
* Special Effects
### About the Author
**Doug Lowe** still has the electronics experimenter’s kit his dad gave him when he was 10. Although he became a programmer and has written books on various programming languages, Microsoft Office, web programming, and PCs, Doug never forgot his first love: electronics.

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Eldritch Ops

FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA
Derek Hawthorne has ascended to become a member of the all-powerful Committee, which rules the world through the nebulous House. The House, officially, exists to protect humanity from the vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness that imperil humanity. Unofficially, it exists to protect its own power.
When his old partner, Christopher Hang, turns up as one of the undead – Derek is nonplussed to say the least. Christopher also has a message that troubles the tiny remains of Derek’s conscience: the House is running a secret project to not only control supernaturals but eliminate them. Now, Derek has to figure out if he’s to side with the supernatural or humanity or neither. Oh and did we mention Dracula, pirates, and werewolves were involved too?

FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA
Derek Hawthorne has ascended to become a member of the all-powerful Committee, which rules the world through the nebulous House. The House, officially, exists to protect humanity from the vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness that imperil humanity. Unofficially, it exists to protect its own power.
When his old partner, Christopher Hang, turns up as one of the undead – Derek is nonplussed to say the least. Christopher also has a message that troubles the tiny remains of Derek’s conscience: the House is running a secret project to not only control supernaturals but eliminate them. Now, Derek has to figure out if he’s to side with the supernatural or humanity or neither. Oh and did we mention Dracula, pirates, and werewolves were involved too?

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Eldest

Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns… Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . . Praise forEragon: “Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that’s sure to flourish.” –Booklist, Starred “Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.” –People “The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report “An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” –Publishers Weekly A #1 New York Times Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Book of the Year A #1 Book Sense Selection From the Hardcover edition.

Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns… Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . . Praise forEragon: “Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that’s sure to flourish.” –Booklist, Starred “Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.” –People “The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report “An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” –Publishers Weekly A #1 New York Times Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Book of the Year A #1 Book Sense Selection From the Hardcover edition.

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Effective Modern C++

Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce (e.g., auto type declarations, move semantics, lambda expressions, and concurrency support). The challenge is learning to use those features effectively – so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That’s where this practical book comes in. It describes how to write truly great software using C++11 and C++14 – i.e. using modern C++. Topics include: The pros and cons of braced initialization, noexcept specifications, perfect forwarding, and smart pointer make functions The relationships among std::move, std::forward, rvalue references, and universal references Techniques for writing clear, correct, effective lambda expressions How std::atomic differs from volatile, how each should be used, and how they relate to C++’s concurrency API How best practices in old C++ programming (i.e., C++98) require revision for software development in modern C++ Effective Modern C++ follows the proven guideline-based, example-driven format of Scott Meyers’ earlier books, but covers entirely new material.
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Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce (e.g., auto type declarations, move semantics, lambda expressions, and concurrency support). The challenge is learning to use those features effectively – so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That’s where this practical book comes in. It describes how to write truly great software using C++11 and C++14 – i.e. using modern C++. Topics include: The pros and cons of braced initialization, noexcept specifications, perfect forwarding, and smart pointer make functions The relationships among std::move, std::forward, rvalue references, and universal references Techniques for writing clear, correct, effective lambda expressions How std::atomic differs from volatile, how each should be used, and how they relate to C++’s concurrency API How best practices in old C++ programming (i.e., C++98) require revision for software development in modern C++ Effective Modern C++ follows the proven guideline-based, example-driven format of Scott Meyers’ earlier books, but covers entirely new material.
(source: Bol.com)

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Effective Java Third Edition

The Definitive Guide to Java Platform Best Practices—Updated for Java 7, 8, and 9
Java has changed dramatically since the previous edition of Effective Java was published shortly after the release of Java 6. This Jolt award-winning classic has now been thoroughly updated to take full advantage of the latest language and library features. The support in modern Java for multiple paradigms increases the need for specific best-practices advice, and this book delivers.
As in previous editions, each chapter of Effective Java, Third Edition, consists of several “items,” each presented in the form of a short, stand-alone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and updated code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why.
The third edition covers language and library features added in Java 7, 8, and 9, including the functional programming constructs that were added to its object-oriented roots. Many new items have been added, including a chapter devoted to lambdas and streams.
New coverage includes
Functional interfaces, lambda expressions, method references, and streams
Default and static methods in interfaces
Type inference, including the diamond operator for generic types
The @SafeVarargs annotation
The try-with-resources statement
New library features such as the Optional interface, java.time, and the convenience factory methods for collections
Książka ma 416 stron.

The Definitive Guide to Java Platform Best Practices—Updated for Java 7, 8, and 9
Java has changed dramatically since the previous edition of Effective Java was published shortly after the release of Java 6. This Jolt award-winning classic has now been thoroughly updated to take full advantage of the latest language and library features. The support in modern Java for multiple paradigms increases the need for specific best-practices advice, and this book delivers.
As in previous editions, each chapter of Effective Java, Third Edition, consists of several “items,” each presented in the form of a short, stand-alone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and updated code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why.
The third edition covers language and library features added in Java 7, 8, and 9, including the functional programming constructs that were added to its object-oriented roots. Many new items have been added, including a chapter devoted to lambdas and streams.
New coverage includes
Functional interfaces, lambda expressions, method references, and streams
Default and static methods in interfaces
Type inference, including the diamond operator for generic types
The @SafeVarargs annotation
The try-with-resources statement
New library features such as the Optional interface, java.time, and the convenience factory methods for collections
Książka ma 416 stron.

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Edward Burne-Jones: A Biography

Edward Burne-Jones: A Biography by Penelope Fitzgerald
The only complete biography in print of this famous contemporary of William Morris, best known as the designer of stained glass and tapestries for Morris and Co.
With his paintings of mythical and medieval subjects Edward Burne-Jones achieved immediate success and influence. This biography traces his life and offers a new understanding of his work. First published in 1975, this new edition includes eight pages of color plates and an updated bibliography. Brought back into print to coincide with the centenary of Burne-Jones’s death, and the concurrent exhibitions at the Tare Gallery in London and at Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, it remains the authoritative biography of the painter.

Edward Burne-Jones: A Biography by Penelope Fitzgerald
The only complete biography in print of this famous contemporary of William Morris, best known as the designer of stained glass and tapestries for Morris and Co.
With his paintings of mythical and medieval subjects Edward Burne-Jones achieved immediate success and influence. This biography traces his life and offers a new understanding of his work. First published in 1975, this new edition includes eight pages of color plates and an updated bibliography. Brought back into print to coincide with the centenary of Burne-Jones’s death, and the concurrent exhibitions at the Tare Gallery in London and at Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, it remains the authoritative biography of the painter.

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