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This story collection contains: The Two-Centimeter Demon; One Night of Song; The Smile That Loses; To the Victor; The Dim Rumble; Saving Humanity; A Matter of Principle; The Evil Drink Does; Writing Time; Dashing Through the Snow; Logic is Logic; He Travels the Fastest; The Eye of the Beholder; More Things in Heaven and Earth; The Mind’s Construction; The Flights of Spring; Galatea; and Flight of Fancy. Cover by Robert Goldstrum. In 1986, Isaac Asimov was presented with the Nebula Grand Masters Award for lifetime achievement.

Ayn Rand Reader

Ayn Rand Reader by Ayn Rand
**The Fountainhead**, which became one of the most influential and widely read philosophical novels of the twentieth century, made **Ayn Rand** famous. An impassioned proponent of reason, rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism, she expressed her unique views in numerous works of fiction and non-fiction that have been brought together for the first time in this one-of-a-kind volume.Containing excerpts from all her novels—including **Atlas Shrugged, Anthem**, and **We The Living—The Ayn Rand Reader** is a perfect introduction for those who have never read Rand, and provides teachers with an excellent guide to the basics of her viewpoint.

The Ayn Rand Lexicon

The Ayn Rand Lexiconbrings together for the first time all the key ideas of her philosophy of Objectivism, organised alphabetically by topic. Through excerpts culled from Ayn Rand’s many articles, lectures, and books, this work presents the Objectivist view on some 400 topics in philosophy, politics, art, economics, and psychology. The Lexiconthus serves as a mini-encyclopedia of Objectivism, complete with a conceptual index and extensive cross-references. The Lexiconis both an intriguing introduction for the newcomer and a comprehensive sourcebook for readers already familiar with Objectivist ideas. Begun under Ayn Rand’s personal supervision, this unique volume is an invaluable guide to her philosophy of reason, self-interest, and laissez-faire capitalism – the philosophy so brilliantly dramatised in her novels The Fountainhead, We the Living, and Atlas Shrugged.

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

Hooman Majd, acclaimed journalist and New York-residing grandson of an Ayatollah, has a unique perspective on his Iranian homeland. In this vivid, warm and humorous insider’s account, he opens our eyes to an Iran that few people see, meeting opium-smoking clerics, women cab drivers and sartorially challenged presidential officials, among others.

Revealing a country where both t-shirt wearing teenagers and religious martyrs express pride in their Persian origins, that is deeply religious yet highly cosmopolitan, authoritarian yet reformist, this is the one book you should read to understand Iran and Iranians today.

Captivating … wise and witty … essential reading * GQ * Illuminating, critical and affectionate * Economist, Books of the Year * Westerners who tend to seek out only Iranians who talk and think like themselves should use this as a guide * Financial Times * Mr President, if you are serious about negotiating with Iran, you need … the best book on contemporary Iranian culture and all of its complexities and contradictions. Don’t go to Tehran without it * Washington Monthly, What Obama Should Read’ * The best book yet written on the contradictions of contemporary Iran … it captures like no book in recent memory the ethos of the country, in elegant and precise prose * LA Times * It is rare to have this perspective delivered in English with such richness and nuance – it is a perspective quite distinct from the reportorial assembly work of Western reporters or the pained laments of Iranian exiles . . . one hopes that American policymakers will take the time to absorb this book * Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars * Majd’s cosmopolitan perspective permeates his book . . . an impressionistic collection of reporting, memoir, travelogue and commentary * Washington Post *
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C01) Cert Guide, First Edition

*AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C01) Cert Guide* from Pearson IT Certification enables you to succeed on the exam the first time. Leading IT cloud expert Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.
This complete study package includes
· A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam
· Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section
· Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly
· The powerful Pearson IT Certification Test Prep practice test software, with two full sample exams containing 130 well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports
· A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
· Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time
Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions, and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.
The study guide helps you master topics on Amazon’s AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate (SAA-C01) exam, including how to
· Design resilient architectures
· Define performant architectures
· Specify secure applications and architectures
· Design cost-optimized architectures
· Define operationally excellent architectures

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence–The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice

*********New York Times* bestseller · ****This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.****
*Aware* provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life.
An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle “Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows.” Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life.
Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, *Aware* is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.


A deep dive into the race to develop and perfect the driverless car—an innovation that promises to be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the smartphone—by a veteran insider of the automotive and tech worlds
In Autonomy, former GM executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project Lawrence Burns offers a sweeping history of the race to make the driverless car a reality. In the past decade, Silicon Valley companies like Google, Tesla and Uber have positioned themselves to revolutionize the way we move around by developing driverless vehicles while traditional auto companies like General Motors, Ford, and Daimler have been fighting back by partnering by with new tech start-ups. It’s not a question of whether the self-driving car will disrupt the automobile industry; it’s a question of when, how, and who will win the race.
With the first driverless car likely to hit markets in less than five years, Burns also looks toward the future and explains how this new technology will impact our lives—from removing the hassles of driving, parking, and refueling our cars, to eliminating 90 percent of road fatalities, drastically reducing our carbon footprint, and automating yet another segment of blue collar industries, putting more workers out of their jobs.
We are on the brink of a technological revolution that promises to fundamentally change how we interact with our world. A chronicle of the past, diagnosis of the present, and prediction of the future, Autonomy is the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it sparks.
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Autodesk Revit 2019 Architecture

This is the most comprehensive book you will find on Autodesk Revit 2019 Architecture. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the companion files to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color (Files also available for downloading from the publisher by writing to [email protected]). Revit Architecture 2019 includes over 50 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2019.
+Covers Autodesk Revit 2019 updates and new features
+Designed for novice users of Revit 2019 Architecture. Most useful for “teach yourself” or instructor-led Revit training. No previous CAD experience is required
+Uses both English and metric units in examples, exercises, projects, and descriptions
+Accompanied by companion files that feature drawings, practice and finished plots, figures, etc.
(Files available for downloading from the publisher by writing to [email protected])
+Includes over 50 “mini-workshops” and hundreds of figures that complete small projects
+Helps you to prepare for the Revit Architecture Certified Professional exam
+Exercises and projects included for use as a textbook
Brief Table Of Contents
1: Introduction to Revit 2019. 2: How to Draw and Modify in Revit. 3: Project Preparation. 4: All You Need to Know about Walls. 5: Inserting Doors and Windows. 6: Creating and Controlling Curtain Walls. 7: Creating Floors. 8: Creating Roofs. 9: Components & Ceiling. 10: Creating Stairs, Ramps, and Railings. 11: Creating and Manipulating Views. 12: Annotation and Legends. 13: Visualize in Revit and Printing. 14: Creating Schedules. 15: Project Phasing and Design Options. 16: Toposurfaces in Revit. 17: Creating Rooms and Areas. 18: Tagging and Detailing. 19: Creating Groups and Revit Links. 20: Importing and Exporting Files in Revit. 21: Creating Masses in Revit. 22: Customizing Walls, Roofs, Floors, & Compound Ceilings. 23: Creating Families in Revit. 24: Customizing Doors, Windows, and Railing Families. 25: Worksets. Index.
On the Companion Files
(Files available for downloading from the publisher by writing to [email protected])
–Practice Drawing Exercises and Projects
(Metric & English)
–Finished Plots for Drawing Exercises and Projects
–All Images from the Text
About the Author
Munir Hamad is an AutoDesk Approved Instructor and certified AutoDesk AutoCAD Master, who has authored several AutoCAD titles and taught various levels of AutoCAD training.

AutoCAD 2019: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

AutoCAD 2019: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. It is intended to help engineers, designers, and CAD operators interested in learning AutoCAD for creating engineering and architectural 2D drawings as well as 3D Models. This textbook is a great help for new AutoCAD users and a great teaching aid in a classroom setting. This textbook consists of 13 chapters, total 554 pages covering major workspaces of AutoCAD such as Drafting & Annotation and 3D Modeling. This textbook teaches you how to use AutoCAD software to create, edit, plot, and manage real world engineering and architectural 2D drawings as well as 3D Models.
This textbook not only focuses on the usage of the tools/commands of AutoCAD but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this book contains tutorials that instruct users step-by-step how to create mechanical designs and drawings with ease. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives that allow the users of this textbook to experience themselves the ease-of-use and powerful capabilities of AutoCAD.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction to AutoCAD
Chapter 2. Creating Drawings – I
Chapter 3. Working with Drawing Aids and Layers
Chapter 4. Creating Drawings – II
Chapter 5. Modifying and Editing Drawings – I
Chapter 6. Working with Dimensions and Dimensions Style
Chapter 7. Editing Dimensions and Adding Text
Chapter 8. Modifying and Editing Drawings – II
Chapter 9. Hatching and Gradients
Chapter 10. Working with Blocks and Xrefs
Chapter 11. Working with Layouts
Chapter 12. Printing and Plotting
Chapter 13. Introducing 3D Basics and Creating 3D Models

An Autobiography

Agatha Christie’s ‘most absorbing mystery’ – her own autobiography. Over the three decades since her death on 12 January 1976, many of Agatha Christie’s readers and reviewers have maintained that her most compelling book is probably still her least well-known. Her candid Autobiography, written mainly in the 1960s, modestly ignores the fact that Agatha had become the best-selling novelist in history and concentrates on her fascinating private life. From early childhood at the end of the 19th century, through two marriages and two World Wars, and her experiences both as a writer and on archaeological expeditions with her second husband, Max Mallowan, Agatha shares the details of her varied and sometimes complex life with real passion and openness.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

From hustling, drug addiction and armed violence in America’s black ghettos Malcolm X turned, in a dramatic prison conversion, to the puritanical fervour of the Black Muslims. As their spokesman he became identified in the white press as a terrifying teacher of race hatred; but to his direct audience, the oppressed American blacks, he brought hope and self-respect. This autobiography (written with Alex Haley) reveals his quick-witted integrity, usually obscured by batteries of frenzied headlines, and the fierce idealism which led him to reject both liberal hypocrisies and black racialism.
Vilified by his critics as an anti-white demagogue, Malcolm X gave a voice to unheard African-Americans, bringing them pride, hope and fearlessness, and remains an inspirational and controversial figure.
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Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-Porn Addicts

Economic growth, progress, industry and, erm, stuff have all come in for a sharp kicking from the green left and beyond in recent years. Everyone from black-hoodied Starbucks window-smashers to farmers’ market heirloom-tomato-mongers to Prince Charles himself seem to be embracing ‘degrowth’ and anti-consumerism, which is nothing less than a form of ecological austerity. Meanwhile, the back-to-the-land ideology and aesthetic of locally-woven organic carrot-pants, pathogen-encrusted compost toilets and civilisational collapse is hegemonic. Yet modernity is not the cause of climate change and the wider biocrisis. It is indeed capitalism that is the source of our environmental woes, but capitalism as a mode of production, not the fuzzy understanding of capitalism of Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Derrick Jensen, Paul Kingsnorth and their anarcho-liberal epigones as a sort of globalist corporate malfeasance. In combative and puckish style, science journalist Leigh Phillips marshals evidence from climate science, ecology, paleoanthropology, agronomy, microbiology, psychology, history, the philosophy of mathematics, and heterodox economics to argue that progressives must rediscover their historic, Promethean ambitions and counter this reactionary neo-Malthusian ideology that not only retards human flourishing, but won’t save the planet anyway. We want to take over the machine and run it rationally, not turn the machine off.
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Een tijdloos verhaal over vriendschap, loyaliteit en de mechanismen van de macht.
Door de auteur van Stoner en Butcher’s Crossing.
In zijn derde grote roman, winnaar van de National Book Award, vertelt John Williams het verhaal van de stichter van het Romeinse rijk, wiens grootsheid even legendarisch was als zijn grenzeloze ambitie: Augustus. Vanaf de moord op zijn oom Julius Caesar tot aan de laatste dagen van het keizerrijk volgen we Augustus op zijn tocht over het glibberige pad van de macht: niemand is te vertrouwen, de senaat wordt beheerst door eigenbelang en allianties zijn even snel gevormd als gebroken.
Augustus is een meerstemmige roman: via de gefingeerde brieven, dagboekaantekeningen, memoires en reisverslagen van historische figuren als Marcus Antonius, de dichter Cicero en Augustus’ dochter Julia, maar ook van een eenvoudige soldaat in de legers van de keizer, verrijst het levensechte beeld van een man die ervan droomt het corrupte Rome te bevrijden van het wispelturige juk van megalomane warhoofden en roofzuchtige rijken. Net als in Stoner en Butcher’s Crossing onderzoekt Williams in Augustus waarden als de verantwoordelijkheid van het individu, vriendschap en de zucht naar macht, en weet hij de dilemma’s in een mensenleven als geen ander invoelbaar te maken.
‘Augustus is een meesterwerk’ Los Angeles Times
‘De lezer wordt diep in een wereld gezogen die in al haar complexiteit, luxe, politiek cynisme, publieke goedgelovigheid en geweld, verdacht veel op die van ons lijkt’ The New Yorker
John Williams (1922-1994) is wereldwijd herontdekt als schrijver van een uniek en hartverscheurend oeuvre. Alleen al in Nederland werden van Stoner en Butcher’s Crossing samen meer dan 300.000 exemplaren verkocht.
Over Butcher’s Crossing schreef de pers:
‘Niet elk jaar lees je een boek dat zo meeslepend is dat je er bijna in verdwijnt en alles om je heen vergeet. Butcher’s Crossing is zo’n boek. Nog beter dan Stoner’ nrc Handelsblad *****
‘Butcher’s Crossing zingt, in een andere toonsoort, maar mooier, hetzelfde sombere lied als Stoner. Ziedaar de verrassing van 2013’ de Volkskrant *****
‘Net zo sterk en verpletterend als de vergeten parel Stoner. Lees dit boek, het zal je niet berouwen’ De Standaard der Letteren ****


De romans van John Williams (1922-1994) worden opnieuw uitgebracht en dit zorgt in Nederland en daarbuiten voor hoogstaand leesplezier. Na ‘Stoner’ (2012) en ‘Butcher’s Crossing’ (2013) was de heruitgave van ‘Augustus’ wederom een literaire sensatie. Williams schetst een intens en intiem portret van de grootste keizer die het Romeinse Rijk heeft gehad. Tegelijk brengt hij een tijdperk tot leven waarin Rome in een dynamiek van intriges en expansie een enorme sprong voorwaarts maakte. Het verhaal wordt door een hele reeks tijdgenoten verteld in brieven en (dag)boekfragmenten. Het knappe daarbij is dat Williams de verhaallijn naadloos door de diverse bijdragen heen loodst. Augustus was de beoogde opvolger van Julius Caesar, maar toen Caesar werd vermoord verkeerde het Romeinse Rijk in een staat van burgeroorlog. Met hulp van drie vrienden en snel wijs geworden weet de 19-jarige Augustus de machtsintriges te beteugelen en Rome op te stuwen naar grote hoogte. Maar Augustus’ succes heeft een tragische schaduwzijde, die Williams op een prachtige manier in de plot uitwerkt. Uitgave als ‘dwarsligger’ in zakformaat op dundrukpapier; kleine druk.L. Torn
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Audubon and His Journals; Volume 1

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Audrey Hepburn

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, this inspiring and informative little biography follows the colourful life of iconic actress Audrey Hepburn, from her early life during World War Two, to ballet school, her acting career and UNICEF work…

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Attack: The Relissarium Wars Space Opera Series, Book 10

Theo and Serra are captives, standing before the High Galactor himself. All the possible outcomes are terrifying.
The Galactic Guard has the Relissarium mine, and with the precious metal comes the ability to crush all enemies. The Yasta have to take the mine back at any cost. With their fighters hugely outnumbered, they must use every scrap of technology and cunning at their disposal.
Mari is alive! Will Theo reveal all to the High Galactor to save her? Or will he sacrifice her, to protect the growing rebellion?