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Johnny Mnemonic

Johnny is a courier. He carries data, uploaded into his brain through a jack implanted in his skull. And so Johnny’s troubles begin. The data is stolen, and to get it back the owners have hired the Yakuza who intend to get hold of Johnny. But all they really need is his cryogenically frozen head.
**From the Back Cover:**
Johnny is a courier. He carries other people’s memories, millions of them, downloaded into his brain… Working out of Beijing, he is hired to carry a package to the States. The hundreds of gigabytes stashed in his head are far beyond his capacity, but as long as he gets downloaded quickly they won’t do him any permanent harm…
But headaches are the least of Johnny’s problems. The Americans aren’t the only ones who want the data. The Yakuza are after Johnny too. Not all of him, though. All they need is his cryogenically frozen head…
In *’JOHNNY MNEMONIC’* the science-fiction guru of our age brings his acid-drenched tale of the near future to the screen for the first time. Containing William Gibson’s original short story, his full script and exclusive stills from the film, this classic of the cyberpunk era expresses the unique vision of the author who was the first to see his way into tomorrow…

Je Veux Devenir Moine Zen !

Comment réagir lorsque votre fils âgé de huit ans vous annonce sa décision de devenir moine ? Si ce n’était son sérieux dès qu’il s’agit de se rendre au temple bouddhiste zen pour suivre les enseignements de l’abbesse, Ryôta est un enfant ordinaire : dissipé en classe, turbulent à la maison, il se gave de séries télévisées et de hamburgers. Pourtant, à l’âge de quinze ans, il laissera derrière lui sa maison, sa famille et jusqu’à son propre nom pour accomplir sa vocation.

Un livre comme un kōan zen : d’une simplicité désarmante, il raconte avec une allégresse et un humour dévastateurs comment la décision d’un petit garçon de devenir moine zen va bousculer toutes les certitudes de ses parents, changer leur rapport au monde et les éveiller malgré eux à des vérités qu’ils n’avaient jamais soupçonnées. Ce roman largement autobiographique a obtenu en 1988 au Japon le prestigieux prix Akutagawa.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 7th Edition

For web developers and other programmers interested in using JavaScript, this bestselling book provides the most comprehensive JavaScript reference section on the market. The seventh edition represents a significant update, with new material for ECMAScript 2017 (ES8), and new chapters on language-specific features. *JavaScript: The Definitive Guide* is ideal for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the web, and for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it.

Java Pocket Guide: Instant Help for Java Programmers

Any time you need quick answers for developing or debugging Java programs, this pocket guide is the ideal reference to standard features of the Java programming language and its platform. You’ll find helpful programming examples, tables, figures, and lists fast—including Java 9 features such as modular source code and the new JShell interactive command-line REPL. It’s a handy companion, whether you’re in the office, in the lab, or on the road.This book also provides material to help you prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate Java Programmer exam.Quickly find Java language details, such as naming conventions, types, statements and blocks, and object-oriented programmingGet details on the Java SE platform, including development basics, memory management, concurrency, and genericsUse new features in Java 9, including modular source code and JShellBrowse through information on basic input/output, NIO 2.0, the Java collections framework, and the Java Scripting APIGet supplemental references to fluent APIs, third-party tools, and basics of the Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Java Fundamentals: A Fast-Paced and Pragmatic Introduction to One of the World’s Most Popular Programming Languages

Enhance your career options with this well-crafted object-oriented programming language that enjoys the support of an enormous ecosystem of tools and librariesKey FeaturesGet introduced to Java, its features, and its ecosystemUnderstand how Java uses object-oriented programmingBecome an expert Java exception handlerBook DescriptionSince its inception, Java has stormed the programming world. Its features and functionalities provide developers with the tools needed to write robust cross-platform applications. Java Fundamentals introduces you to these tools and functionalities that will enable you to create Java programs. The book begins with an introduction to the language, its philosophy, and evolution over time, until the latest release. You’ll learn how the javac/java tools work and what Java packages are – the way a Java program is usually organized. Once you are comfortable with this, you’ll be introduced to advanced concepts of the language, such as control flow keywords. You’ll explore object-oriented programming and the part it plays in making Java what it is. In the concluding chapters, you’ll get to grips with classes, typecasting, and interfaces, and understand the use of data structures, arrays, strings, handling exceptions, and creating generics.By the end of this book, you will have learned to write programs, automate tasks, and follow advanced courses on algorithms and data structures or explore more advanced Java courses.What you will learnCreate and run Java programsUse data types, data structures, and control flow in your codeImplement best practices while creating objectsWork with constructors and inheritanceUnderstand advanced data structures to organize and store dataEmploy generics for stronger check-types during compilationLearn to handle exceptions in your codeWho this book is forJava Fundamentals is designed for tech enthusiasts who are familiar with some programming languages and want a quick introduction to the most important principles of Java.


Discover the best Italy has to offer from spectacular trekking routes through the Apennines to cities rich with centuries of art and ancient ruins. With places to stay for every budget, insider tips on the best Italian cuisine, a full-color arts and architecture section, and complete details on transportation. color. 114 maps.

Inward Revolution: Bringing About Radical Change in the World

J. Krishnamurti was one of the most influential and widely known spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Here, he inquires with the reader into how remembering and dwelling on past events, both pleasurable and painful, give us a false sense of continuity, causing us to suffer. His instruction is to be attentive and clear in our perceptions and to meet the challenges of life directly in each new moment.

Introduction to Programming

**Get a solid understanding of Java fundamentals to master programming through a series of practical steps**
#### Key Features
* Enjoy your first step into the world of programming
* Understand what a language is and use its features to build applications
* Learn about a wide variety of programming applications

#### Book Description
Have you ever thought about making your computer do what you want it to do? Do you want to learn to program, but just don’t know where to start? Instead of guiding you in the right direction, have other learning resources got you confused with over-explanations?
Don’t worry. Look no further. Introduction to Programming is here to help.
Written by an industry expert who understands the challenges faced by those from a non-programming background, this book takes a gentle, hand-holding approach to introducing you to the world of programming. Beginning with an introduction to what programming is, you’ll go on to learn about languages, their syntax, and development environments. With plenty of examples for you to code alongside reading, the book’s practical approach will help you to grasp everything it has to offer. More importantly, you’ll understand several aspects of application development. As a result, you’ll have your very own application running by the end of the book. To help you comprehensively understand Java programming, there are exercises at the end of each chapter to keep things interesting and encourage you to add your own personal touch to the code and, ultimately, your application.
#### What you will learn
* Understand what Java is
* Install Java and learn how to run it
* Write and execute a Java program
* Write and execute the test for your program
* Install components and confgure your development environment
* Learn and use Java language fundamentals
* Learn object-oriented design principles
* Master the frequently used Java constructs

#### Who this book is for
Introduction to Programming is for anybody who wants to learn programming. All you’ll need is a computer, internet connection, and a cup of coffee.

Introduction to Machine Learning with Python

Machine learning has become an integral part of many commercial applications and research projects, but this field is not exclusive to large companies with extensive research teams. If you use Python, even as a beginner, this book will teach you practical ways to build your own machine learning solutions. With all the data available today, machine learning applications are limited only by your imagination.

Into the Water

‘Wondering if *Into the Water* could be as good as *The Girl on the Train*? It’s better. A triumph.’ Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of *I Let You Go*
**The addictive No. 1 psychological thriller from the author of** ***The Girl on the Train*** **, the runaway *Sunday Times* No. 1 bestseller and global phenomenon*.***
Just days before her sister plunged to her death, Jules ignored her call.
Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules must return to her sister’s house to care for her daughter, and to face the mystery of Nel’s death.
But Jules is afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of this small town that is drowning in secrecy . . .
And of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.
‘Paula Hawkins does it again! *Into the Water* is a moody and chilling thriller that will have you madly turning the pages. A gripping, compulsive read!’ Shari Lapena, bestselling author of *The Couple Next Door*
‘Fans of Paula Hawkins’ *The Girl on the Train* rejoice: her second novel *Into the Water* is even better. A brilliantly plotted and fast-paced juggernaut of a read that hurtles to a heart-stopping conclusion.’ *Good Housekeeping* (Book of the Month)
‘A twisting whodunnit that leaves you both gratified and surprised (also the best kind) . . . Not just a brilliant thriller but also a furious feminist howl . . .’ *Stylist*
‘Dark, gothic and twisty as a snake in the grass. I read it in one sitting.’ Erin Kelly, author of *He Said, She Said*
‘ *Into the Water* is superb. Sinister layers, complex characters and a plot that’ll keep you guessing.’ Ali Land, author of *Good Me, Bad Me*

Into the Fire

In the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampire’s….
In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon.
For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.
A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.
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Interstellar Incident

Alicia Jones has been through a lot since the invention of FTL, and she was ready to get on with her life as a scientist and put what happened behind her. She was done with the military, except perhaps a planned invention or two. She was also set to complete her dissertation defense, and has plans to buy a house and start a business with her best friend Kristi.
Something she’d never expected happens though, when she calms down and starts to get back to her normal life, she wonders if a normal life is enough for her anymore. When General Denton calls her, requesting her help, she jumps at the chance, and finds out sometimes in life you have to be careful what you wish for…

Infinite Regress

An all-new story arc begins here!
The new Grandmaster of Whitehall doesn’t want Emily in his school. She’s dangerous, he thinks. The only way he’ll allow her to return to Whitehall is if she chooses to be a probationary student, a student who can be expelled at the slightest excuse, a student who has to work for one of the professors. Reluctantly, unwilling to leave her first true home, Emily accepts.
But she rapidly discovers that she’s about to be pushed right to the limit. She’s expected to do her studies, continue her private research… and mentor a group of young students who are new to the school. She has to supervise them, all the while trying to balance her schoolwork with her growing relationship with Caleb. It isn’t an easy task.
And when Professor Locke starts opening the tunnels under the school, hunting for the lost secrets of Old Whitehall, he triggers a series of disasters that threaten to tear the school apart. As the staff and students struggle to survive, with the very walls collapsing in around them, Emily is forced to solve a disturbing mystery…
…And figure out what it has to do with her private research, before the entire school comes to a final catastrophic end.

Infernal Magic

**She’s forgotten her past. Too bad her past won’t return the favor.**
Ursula can’t remember a single thing from before three years ago, so she has to keep her life simple. All she wants is to earn enough money for rent – and maybe a bit left over for a new pair of boots.
But on her 18th birthday, all hell breaks loose, quite literally, when a hellhound shifter shows up in her kitchen. Kester’s lethally gorgeous, and he’s come with a terrifying message: Ursula owes her soul to a demon.
No one seems to care that she doesn’t remember striking that deal.
Thrust into the middle of a war between the gods of fire and night, Ursula fights her way across New York – and through the fae realm – to survive. Along the way, she must reclaim her magical knowledge and her long-forgotten skills with the blade if she wants to escape eternal damnation.

Industrial Engineering Foundations: Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and Management

This book covers the important elements of industrial engineering that all engineers need to know
in order to become effective in their day-to-day activities. It explores basic topics such as scheduling,
quality control, forecasting, and queueing theory. Other topics include paving a path to production control,
engineering and its management, and the operational aspects of manufacturing and service industries.
The reader will learn to apply these principles and tools, not only to initiate improvements in their places
of work, but also to pave a career path to management and positions with higher levels of responsibility
and decision-making. This invaluable resource is a professional book for all engineers and an all-in-one
refresher reference for industrial engineers.
+Emphasizes scheduling and sequencing of operations and quality control
+Includes cases from various engineering disciplines and tailored to the field, such as manufacturing plants and service industries
+Exposes the reader to the basic concepts of a range of topics in industrial engineering and demonstrates how and why the application of such concepts can be effective in improving efficiency and productivity in both start-up companies and large corporations
Brief Table of Contents
1 Introduction. 2 Organizational Structure. 3 Manufacturing Systems. 4 Classification and Coding.
5 Sequencing and Scheduling of Operations. 6 Forecasting. 7 Statistical Quality Control. 8 Facility Location.
9 System Reliability. 10 Queueing Theory. 11 Application of Principles. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.
About the Author
Farrokh Sassani (PhD) is a professor in the mechanical engineering department at
the University of British Columbia. As a registered professional engineer, his
memberships include the British Institute of Manufacturing, American Society of
Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Engineering
Institute of Canada, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


*Also available in **[Legends II](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77563.Legends_II “Legends II”)***
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks’s  *The Measure of the Magic*.
The time of the Shannara follows in the wake of an apocalypse that has destroyed the old world and very nearly annihilated its people as well. A thousand years of savagery and barbarism have concluded at the start the series with the emergence of a new civilization in which magic has replaced science as the dominant source of power. A Druid Council comprised of the most talented of the new races–Men, Dwarves, Trolls, Gnomes, and Elves, names taken from the old legends–has begun the arduous task of rebuilding the world and putting an end to the racial warfare that has consumed the survivors of the so-called Great Wars since their conclusion.
But the wars continue, albeit in a different form. Magic, like science, is often mercurial, can be used for good or evil, and can have a positive or negative effect on those who come in contact with it. In *The Sword of Shannara* , a Druid subverted by his craving for magic’ s power manipulated Trolls and Gnomes in his effort to gain mastery over the other races. He failed because of Shea Ohmsford, the last of an Elven family with the Shannara surname. Shea, with the help of his brother and a small band of companions, was able to wield the fabled Sword of Shannara to destroy the Dark Lord.
Subsequently, in the Elfstones of the Shannara, his grandson Wil was faced with another sort of challenge, one that required the use of a magic contained in a set of Elfstones. But use of the Stones altered Wil’s genetic makeup, so that his own children were born with magic in their blood. As a result, in the third book of the series, the Wishsong of Shannara, Brin and her brother Jair were recruited by the Druid Allanon to seek out and destroy the Ildatch, the book of dark magic that had subverted the Warlock Lord, and was now doing the same with the Mord wraiths.
The story that follows takes place several years after the conclusion of *The Wishsong* and again features Jair Ohmsford, who must come to terms with his obsession with the past and his use of his magic that his sister has warned him not to trust…
***Indomitable* by Terry Brooks, appearing soon in the *Legends II* anthology. **
**TERRY BROOKS** adds an exciting epilogue to *The Wishsong of Shannara* in “Indomitable,” the tale of Jair Ohmsford’s desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch . . . armed only with the magic of illusion.