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Balance of Power

Spain is a nation poised to suffer its worst internal strife in centuries. Certain well-placed Spanish diplomats sense it. Op-Center intelligence corroborates it. All the United States and Spain have to do is find a way to avert it. Before they can, an Op-Center representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a top secret meeting. Now all fears are confirmed. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish civil war–no matter what the cost.

Awake at Dawn

**Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special…talents. Once you visit, you’ll never forget it—and you’ll never, ever be the same.**
From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question:  *What am I?*   Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean.  And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew *who* she was supposed to save.  And how…
But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart.   Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams.  And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns.  Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside. 
Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls.  It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.
### Review
Acclaim for C. C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls series
“ *Awake At Dawn* was an enjoyable read with a refreshing cast of teenagers with a unique take on the paranormal… The ending took me totally by surprise and I am anxious to see what the next book holds!” – *Night Owl Teen Reviews*
“Fans of the Twilight series will love this series. I cannot wait to see how this all plays out in book three.” – *Fallen Angel Reviews*
“ *Awake at Dawn* is addicting. Somewhere close to the middle, I knew I had to finish that day or I would not be able to sleep. I needed answers, and I just knew if I waited a little longer I would get some Lucas action. C.C Hunter really brings these characters to life and you feel like you know them.” – *Awesome Sauce Book Club*
“ *Awake At Dawn* is the second book in the Shadow Falls series and it is easily as awesome as the first!  There is almost always something new or exciting going on…and readers will easily connect to Kylie and the secondary characters.” — *Live To Read Blog*
“ *Born at Midnight* is addicting.  Kylie’s journey of self-discovery and friendship is so full of honesty, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls..and with two sexy males vying for her attention, the romance is scorching.  *Born at Midnight* has me begging for more, and I love, love, love it!” – *Verb Vixen*
“I laughed and cried so much while reading this…I LOVED this book. I read it every chance I could get because I didn’t want to put it down. The characters were well developed and I felt like I knew them from the beginning. The storyline and mystery that went along with it kept me glued to my couch not wanting to do anything else but find out what the heck was going on.” – *Urban Fantasy Investigations Blog*
“The newest in the super-popular teen paranormal genre, this book is one of the best. Kylie is funny and vulnerable, struggling to deal with her real-world life and her life in a fantastical world she’s not sure she wants to be a part of. Peppered throughout with humor and teen angst, *Born At Midnight* is a laugh-out-loud page-turner. This one is going on the keeper shelf next to my Armstrong and Meyer collections!” – *Fresh Fiction*
“Seriously loved this book! This is definitely a series you will want to watch out for. C.C. Hunter has created a world of hot paranormals that I didn’t want to leave.” — *Looksie Lovitz Book Blog*
“ *Born at Midnight* has a bit of everything…a strong unique voice from a feisty female lead, a myriad of supporting Supernatural characters, a fiery romance with two intriguing guys – mixed all together with a bit of mystery – making *Born at Midnight* a sure fire hit!”  — *A Life Bound By Books*
“Very exciting, taking twists and turns I never expected. The main character grows very well throughout the story, overcoming obstacles and realizing things she never thought possible. And the author masterfully ended it just right.” – *Flamingnet Book Reviews*
“ *Born at Midnight* is a thrilling new young adult story with a wide array of paranormals to choose from, a love triangle that will make your heart beat a little faster and a mystery that will keep you guessing.” – *Fiktshun, Strictly For Fiction Blog*
“I absolutely LOVED it. Wow, it blew me away.” –Nina Bangs, author of *Eternal Prey*
“Fun and compulsively readable, with a winning heroine and an intriguing cast of secondary characters” –Jenna Black, author of *Glimmerglass*
### About the Author
**C.C. Hunter** is the author of the young adult fantasy series Shadow Falls, including *Born at Midnight*. She grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she’s still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, spending time with her family, or shooting things–with a camera, not a gun.
C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels.

Autotools

The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems. Although the Autotools are used by thousands of open source software packages, they have a notoriously steep learning curve. And good luck to the beginner who wants to find anything beyond a basic reference work online.
*Autotools* is the first book to offer programmers a tutorial-based guide to the GNU build system. Author John Calcote begins with an overview of high-level concepts and a quick hands-on tour of the philosophy and design of the Autotools. He then tackles more advanced details, like using the M4 macro processor with Autoconf, extending the framework provided by Automake, and building Java and C# sources. He concludes the book with detailed solutions to the most frequent problems encountered by first-time Autotools users.
You’ll learn how to:
–Master the Autotools build system to maximize your software’s portability
–Generate Autoconf configuration scripts to simplify the compilation process
–Produce portable makefiles with Automake
–Build cross-platform software libraries with Libtool
–Write your own Autoconf macros
*Autotools* focuses on two projects: Jupiter, a simple “Hello, world!” program, and FLAIM, an existing, complex open source effort containing four separate but interdependent subprojects. Follow along as the author takes Jupiter’s build system from a basic makefile to a full-fledged Autotools project, and then as he converts the FLAIM projects from complex hand-coded makefiles to the powerful and flexible GNU build system.

Automate the Boring Stuff With Python

If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you?
In *Automate the Boring Stuff with Python* , you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to:
–Search for text in a file or across multiple files
–Create, update, move, and rename files and folders
–Search the Web and download online content
–Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size
–Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs
–Send reminder emails and text notifications
–Fill out online forms
Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks.
Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in *Automate the Boring Stuff with Python*.
**Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.**

At All Costs

What price victory
The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the single victorious Allied commander of the opening phase of the new war, has been recalled from the Sidemore System to command Eighth Fleet. Everyone knows Eighth Fleet is the Alliance’s primary offensive command, which makes it the natural assignment for the woman the media calls “the Salamander.” But what most of the public DOESN’T know is that not only are the Star Kingdom and its Allies badly outnumbered by the Republic’s new fleet, but that the odds are going to get steadily worse. Eighth Fleet’s job is to somehow prevent those odds from crushing the Alliance before the Star Kingdom can regain its strategic balance. It’s a job which won’t be done cheaply. Honor Harrington must meet her formidable responsibilities with inferior forces even as she copes with tumultuous changes in her personal and public life. The alternative to victory is total defeat, yet this time the COST of victory will be agonizingly high.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Asyncio Recipes

Get the most out of asyncio and find solutions to your most troubling Python programming problems. This book offers a pragmatic collection of recipes by going beyond online resources and docs to provide guidance on using this complex library. As such, you’ll see how to improve application performance and run computationally intensive programs faster.
*asyncio Recipes* starts with examples illustrating the primitives that come with the asyncio library, and explains how to determine if asyncio is the right choice for your application. It shows how to use asyncio to yield performance gains without multiple threads, and identifies common mistakes and how to prevent them. Later chapters cover error-handling, testing, and debugging. By the end of this book, you’ll understand how asyncio runs behind the scenes, and be confident enough to contribute to asyncio-first projects.
**What You Will Learn**
* Discover quirky APIs such as the event loop policies
* Write asyncio code with native coroutines
* Use the ast module to find legacy asyncio code
* Work with contextvars
* See what a async context manager is and why a lot of asyncio APIs use them

**Who This Book Is For**
Experienced Python developers or hobbyists who want to understand asyncio and speed up their applications by adding concurrency to their toolkit.

Ashes of Victory

REPORTS OF MY DEATH HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED . . .
The People’s Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, they knew she was already dead.
Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends. Almost half a million of them, to be precise . . . including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH.
Honor’s return from the dead comes at a critical time, providing a huge, much-needed lift for the Allies’ morale, for the war is rapidly entering a decisive phase. Both sides believe that victory lies within their grasp at last, but dangers no one could foresee await them both.
New weapons, new strategies, new tactics, spies, diplomacy, and assassination. … All are coming into deadly focus, and Honor Harrington, the woman the newsies call “the Salamander,” once more finds herself at the heart of them all.
But this time, the furnace may be too furious for even a salamander to survive.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Art Alphabets, Monograms, and Lettering

Chicago–based jewelry engraver J. M. Bergling (1866–1933) created thousands of letter styles, signets, monograms, and ciphers. A noted author on the subjects of lettering and heraldic design, Bergling created books that became standard references of his era. He assembled his first book, *Art Monograms and Letters* ,with the hopes of inspiring other etchers, engravers, sign painters, and artisans. This volume contains selected illustrations from that publication in addition to his complete *Art Alphabets and Lettering* ,which comprises 96 pages of layouts and letter styles ranging from simple to ornate.
Commercial artists, designers, calligraphers, engravers, amateurs, and professionals will prize this exclusive edition as a source of high-quality images and alphabets. This reference book features an appreciative Foreword by artist and author James Gurney, which places Bergling’s works in historical context.

Armadale

Dopo il successo de La donna in bianco, il romanzo dell’estate 2015 secondo Antonio d’Orrico, proponiamo Armadale, un altro capolavoro di Wilkie Collins, il padre riconosciuto del genere poliziesco.
Romanzo innovativo, con una protagonista incredibilmente maligna, definito da T.S. Eliot il miglior libro dell’autore. Quando l’anziano Allan Armadale fa una confessione terribile in punto di morte, non immagina nemmeno lontanamente le ripercussioni che ne seguiranno: il segreto che rivela coinvolge la misteriosa Lydia Gwilt, tentatrice dai capelli rosso fuoco, bigama, dipendente dal laudano e avvelenatrice di mariti. I suoi maliziosi intrighi carburano la trama di questo dramma appassionante: una storia di identità confuse, maledizioni ereditate, rivalità amorose, spionaggio, denaro… e assassinio. Il personaggio di Lydia Gwilt orripilò i critici dell’epoca, al punto che un recensore la descrisse come «una delle donne maligne più recidive di sempre, i cui espedienti e le cui brame hanno infangato la narrativa». Resta fra le più enigmatiche e affascinanti donne del diciannovesimo secolo, e il cuore nero di questo sensazionale romanzo vittoriano. **
### Sinossi
Dopo il successo de La donna in bianco, il romanzo dell’estate 2015 secondo Antonio d’Orrico, proponiamo Armadale, un altro capolavoro di Wilkie Collins, il padre riconosciuto del genere poliziesco.
Romanzo innovativo, con una protagonista incredibilmente maligna, definito da T.S. Eliot il miglior libro dell’autore. Quando l’anziano Allan Armadale fa una confessione terribile in punto di morte, non immagina nemmeno lontanamente le ripercussioni che ne seguiranno: il segreto che rivela coinvolge la misteriosa Lydia Gwilt, tentatrice dai capelli rosso fuoco, bigama, dipendente dal laudano e avvelenatrice di mariti. I suoi maliziosi intrighi carburano la trama di questo dramma appassionante: una storia di identità confuse, maledizioni ereditate, rivalità amorose, spionaggio, denaro… e assassinio. Il personaggio di Lydia Gwilt orripilò i critici dell’epoca, al punto che un recensore la descrisse come «una delle donne maligne più recidive di sempre, i cui espedienti e le cui brame hanno infangato la narrativa». Resta fra le più enigmatiche e affascinanti donne del diciannovesimo secolo, e il cuore nero di questo sensazionale romanzo vittoriano.
### Descrizione
Romanzo a tinte forti, a tratti cupi, “Armadale” utilizza i modi e i toni tipici del melodramma per rimandare un’immagine degli anni attorno al 1850, e dei fermenti che li animavano. Il labirinto e l’incertezza in cui si muovono i personaggi non sono meri giochi di intreccio, ma l’immagine della crisi profonda dell’esperienza che, dalla metà dell’Ottocento in poi ha segnato il nostro mondo e le opere che esso ha prodotto.

Arizona, New Mexico & the Grand Canyon Trips

58 of the Region’s Best Trips!

Whether you’re a local looking for a long weekend escape, a visitor looking to explore or you simply need some ideas when family and friends come to visit, Lonely Planet’s Trips series offers the best itineraries – and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple – no matter what your interest

Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions

Explore the region with trips ranging from two days to three weeks, and day trips from Phoenix, Albequerque and Santa Fe

Local experts share their favorite trip ideas, including a former director’s tour of film locations, a geologist’s rock-hunting expedition and an astronomer’s stargazing tour

Iconic Trips chapter covers must-do trips across the region, from Motoring the Mother Road: Route 66 to A Green Chile Adventure

Tune in on the road with our regional music…

Arduino: 2019 Beginner’s Guide to Learn Arduino Programming Step by Step

Arduino
2019 Beginner’s Guide to Learn Arduino Programming Step by Step
What do you know about Arduino?
If you have this book, then most likely, you only vaguely imagine what it is. This book will help you take a closer look, get acquainted with Arduino and its capabilities.
Hоwever, tо wоrk with Arduinо yоu will need sоme knоwledge оf electrical engineering and prоgramming. Yоu need tо understand hоw yоu can cоnnect a particular sensor оr sensоrs. Yоu need tо knоw hоw tо convert the signals issued by the micrоcоntrоller tо cоntrоl the actuators, such as the mоtоr. Yоu may need information оn hоw tо cоnnect оther micrоcоntrоller devices such as a display оr video camera tо yоur Arduinо,. Yоu need tо understand at least the basics оf writing prоgrams in C.
It is alsо wоrth noting that the Arduinо cannоt and will nоt be able tо carry оut cоmplex calculations оr process large amounts оf information, due tо the limited amount оf memory and processor performance. Alsо, yоu cannоt cоnnect mоre sensоrs and actuators than the findings lоcated оn the Arduinо bоard. These restrictions are imposed by the characteristics оf the micrоcоntrоller used: ATMEGA.
Arduinо is an excellent solution fоr use in robotic systems. It allоws yоu tо perform the simplest tasks оf managing a simple rоbоt. In cоmplex rоbоts, it can be used tо cоntrоl individual parts by cоmmands frоm the main cоmputer.
In our book you will find such important information as: What іs Arduіnо? What іs a cоntrоller? Gettіng started wіth Arduіnо; How to choose Arduіnо; Prоgramming Languages fоr Arduinо; How to create a Rоbоt Based оn Arduinо And a lot of interesting information
This book is a small review оf what yоu can dо with Arduinо. Yоu and I just peeked intо the fascinating wоrld оf rоbоtics.
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Archie’s Accidental Kidnapping

Hounds of the Hunt: Book 1
NEXT BOOK: Pyro’s Accidental Shooting
Long nights hunting supernatural beings means little time for love in Adze’s life. He and his pack mates are what protects Melbourne, and Australia, from the things that go bump in the night—very real spirits and demons who prey on humans.
Every day Archie’s life is consumed by work as he desperately tries to pay back his student debt and a loan a boyfriend took out in his name. Tired and alone, he dreams of a future with someone to love and hold him through the night.
One fateful encounter with a nephilim gone bad changes both their worlds forever. Now Adze just has to convince his heart mate he didn’t actually kidnap him.

Please note: Archie’s Accidental Kidnapping has undergone extensive edits and rewrites since Toni is gearing up to continue the series. In addition, the series has been renamed so as not to confuse it with another.
The plot has changed, the world is different, 41,000 words were added, BUT the one thing that hasn’t changed is Archie and Adze.

Applied Reinforcement Learning With Python

Delve into the world of reinforcement learning algorithms and apply them to different use-cases via Python. This book covers important topics such as policy gradients and Q learning, and utilizes frameworks such as Tensorflow, Keras, and OpenAI Gym.
***Applied Reinforcement Learning with Python*** introduces you to the theory behind reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms and the code that will be used to implement them. You will take a guided tour through features of OpenAI Gym, from utilizing standard libraries to creating your own environments, then discover how to frame reinforcement learning problems so you can research, develop, and deploy RL-based solutions.
**What You’ll Learn**
* Implement reinforcement learning with Python
* Work with AI frameworks such as OpenAI Gym, Tensorflow, and Keras
* Deploy and train reinforcement learning–based solutions via cloud resources
* Apply practical applications of reinforcement learning

**Who This Book Is For**
Data scientists, machine learning engineers and software engineers familiar with machine learning and deep learning concepts.

Applied Machine Learning

Machine learning methods are now an important tool for scientists, researchers, engineers and students in a wide range of areas.  This book is written for people who want to adopt and use the main tools of machine learning, but aren’t necessarily going to want to be machine learning researchers. Intended for students in final year undergraduate or first year graduate computer science programs in machine learning, this textbook is a machine learning toolkit. *Applied Machine Learning* covers many topics for people who want to use machine learning processes to get things done, with a strong emphasis on using existing tools and packages, rather than writing one’s own code.
A companion to the author’s  *Probability and Statistics for Computer Science* , this book picks up where the earlier book left off (but also supplies a summary of probability that the reader can use).
Emphasizing the usefulness of standard machinery from applied statistics, this textbook gives an overview of the major applied areas in learning, including coverage of: • classification using standard machinery (naive bayes; nearest neighbor; SVM) • clustering and vector quantization (largely as in PSCS) • PCA (largely as in PSCS) • variants of PCA (NIPALS; latent semantic analysis; canonical correlation analysis) • linear regression (largely as in PSCS) • generalized linear models including logistic regression • model selection with Lasso, elasticnet • robustness and m-estimators • Markov chains and HMM’s (largely as in PSCS) • EM in fairly gory detail; long experience teaching this suggests one detailed example is required, which students hate; but once they’ve been through that, the next one is easy • simple graphical models (in the variational inference section) • classification with neural networks, with a particular emphasis on image classification • autoencoding with neural networks • structure learning **