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Deep Roots

From the author of *The Clockwork Dagger* and *The Clockwork Crown* comes a compilation of short works set in the same world: *The Deepest Poison* , *Final Flight* , **and the Nebula-nominated* Wings of Sorrow and Bone.*
**THE DEEPEST POISON** (book 0.5)
Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival’s medicians-in-training. Called to the front lines of war, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers.
**WINGS OF SORROW AND BONE** (book 2.5)
After being rescued from the slums of Caskentia, Rivka Stout is adjusting to her new life in Tamarania. But when Rivka stumbles into a laboratory run by the powerful Balthazar Cody, she also discovers a sinister plot involving chimera gremlins and the violent Arena game Warriors.
**FINAL FLIGHT** (book 2.6)
Captain Hue hoped he was rid of his troubles once Octavia Leander and Alonzo Garrett disembarked from his airship, but then the Argus is commandeered by a Clockwork Dagger and forced on a deadly mission. Hue must lead a mutiny that might bring down his own ship…. perhaps for good.

Deep Learning Cookbook: Practical Recipes to Get Started Quickly

With this hands-on cookbook, you’ll discover that deep learning doesn’t need to be intimidating. Aimed at readers who are new to deep learning, this cookbook enables you to solve problems quickly, using the most appropriate platform for each application. Learn how to leverage the work of Google by reusing pre-trained networks, use non-final layers to map data, and build recommender systems out of any correlation data.

Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing

This book presents a detailed review of the state of the art in deep learning approaches for semantic object detection and segmentation in medical image computing, and large-scale radiology database mining. A particular focus is placed on the application of convolutional neural networks, with the theory supported by practical examples. Features: highlights how the use of deep neural networks can address new questions and protocols, as well as improve upon existing challenges in medical image computing; discusses the insightful research experience of Dr. Ronald M. Summers; presents a comprehensive review of the latest research and literature; describes a range of different methods that make use of deep learning for object or landmark detection tasks in 2D and 3D medical imaging; examines a varied selection of techniques for semantic segmentation using deep learning principles in medical imaging; introduces a novel approach to interleaved text and image deep mining on a large-scale radiology image database.

Death’s End

With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got their first chance to experience the multiple-award-winning and bestselling Three-Body Trilogy by China’s most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. Three-Body was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It was also named a finalist for the Nebula Award, making it the first translated novel to be nominated for a major SF award since Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities in 1976. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death’s End. Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?

Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City

**A real-life thriller in the vein of *The Devil in the White City* , Kate Winkler Dawson’s debut *Death in the Air* is a gripping, historical narrative of a serial killer, an environmental disaster, and an iconic city struggling to regain its footing. **
London was still recovering from the devastation of World War II when another disaster hit: for five long days in December 1952, a killer smog held the city firmly in its grip and refused to let go. Day became night, mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and some 12,000 people died from the poisonous air. But in the chaotic aftermath, another killer was stalking the streets, using the fog as a cloak for his crimes.
All across London, women were going missing–poor women, forgotten women. Their disappearances caused little alarm, but each of them had one thing in common: they had the misfortune of meeting a quiet, unassuming man, John Reginald Christie, who invited them back to his decrepit Notting Hill flat during that dark winter. They never left.
The eventual arrest of the “Beast of Rillington Place” caused a media frenzy: were there more bodies buried in the walls, under the floorboards, in the back garden of this house of horrors? Was it the fog that had caused Christie to suddenly snap? And what role had he played in the notorious double murder that had happened in that same apartment building not three years before–a murder for which another, possibly innocent, man was sent to the gallows?
The Great Smog of 1952 remains the deadliest air pollution disaster in world history, and John Reginald Christie is still one of the most unfathomable serial killers of modern times. Journalist Kate Winkler Dawson braids these strands together into a taut, compulsively readable true crime thriller about a man who changed the fate of the death penalty in the UK, and an environmental catastrophe with implications that still echo today.

Deadly Little Voices

High school junior Camelia thought her powers of psychometry only gave her the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she’s started to hear voices. Mean voices. Berating her, telling her how ugly she is, and that she’d be better off dead. It’s a troubling development that has Camelia terrified for her mental stability, especially since her deranged aunt with a suicidal history just moved into the family house. More torturing, ex-boyfriend Ben, who has similar psychometric abilities, has been spending more time with their classmate Alejandra, even as her own feelings for Adam grow stronger. Still, the bond between Camelia and Ben is palpable.
With the line between right and wrong fraying, Camelia turns to pottery to get a grasp on her emotions. She begins sculpting a beautiful figure skater, only to receive frightening premonitions that someone’s in danger. But who is the victim? And how can Camelia help them when she is on the brink of losing her own sanity?

Dead Spark

The zombie venom entered my bloodstream, the Council HQ was ready to blow, and I was tapped out of magic.
With the hunger already on me, wyrmlings closing in, and my body shutting down, I was almost defeated. But where there’s life, there’s hope. I had a family, I had friends, and I had the chance at a future.
All I had to do was find a cure before I became one of the undead, destroy the maniacs after me and my boss, and life would be peachy, right?
Wrong.
The need to feed becomes irresistible, family get dragged into my mess, and then a new set of problems present themselves that test me to my limits, and beyond.
I gotta admit, I’m this close to just jacking it all in and letting this infection win.
At least then there will be peace. No pain. No hurt. No disappointment.
Hi, I’m Faz Pound, and I’m having a bad life.

Dead Men Walking

In 1992 Ray Krone, a former sergeant in the US Air Force, was sentenced to death for the murder of Kimberly Ancona, a bar manager found stabbed to death in a restaurant near his home in Arizona. There were countless holes in the prosecution’s case and ten years later the victim’s clothes were examined using newly-developed DNA testing technology. Krone was completely exonerated and released from jail, but not before he’d spent an entire decade on death row.
DEAD MEN WALKING tells the incredible stories of those men and women who have lived their lives behind bars with the constant threat of death by fellow prisoners, or by state execution, hanging over them. What is it like to live out your days inside one of the world’s toughest prisons, knowing you’ll never again see beyond the exercise yard? Is it really possible to make friends, or form relationships inside? What should you do if, like Ray Krone, you’ve been sentenced to die for a crime you did not commit? **

Data Analysis and Visualization Using Python: Analyze Data to Create Visualizations for BI Systems

Look at Python from a data science point of view and learn proven techniques for data visualization as used in making critical business decisions. Starting with an introduction to data science with Python, you will take a closer look at the Python environment and get acquainted with editors such as Jupyter Notebook and Spyder. After going through a primer on Python programming, you will grasp fundamental Python programming techniques used in data science. Moving on to data visualization, you will see how it caters to modern business needs and forms a key factor in decision-making. You will also take a look at some popular data visualization libraries in Python. Shifting focus to data structures, you will learn the various aspects of data structures from a data science perspective. You will then work with file I/O and regular expressions in Python, followed by gathering and cleaning data. Moving on to exploring and analyzing data, you will look at advanced data structures in Python. Then, you will take a deep dive into data visualization techniques, going through a number of plotting systems in Python. In conclusion, you will complete a detailed case study, where you’ll get a chance to revisit the concepts you’ve covered so far.What You Will LearnUse Python programming techniques for data scienceMaster data collections in Python Create engaging visualizations for BI systemsDeploy effective strategies for gathering and cleaning dataIntegrate the Seaborn and Matplotlib plotting systemsWho This Book Is ForDevelopers with basic Python programming knowledge looking to adopt key strategies for data analysis and visualizations using Python.

Dark Night in Toyland

CONTENTS: Dark Night in Toyland; Go On, Pick a Universe!; Stormseeker; Aliens Aren’t Human; Love Me Tender; To the Letter; Courageous New Planet; Cutting Down; Hue and Cry; The K-Y Warriors; Dissolute Diplomat; Well-Wisher; Executioner’s Moon; Deflation 2001; Shadow of Wings;

Damorak

For years beyond counting, Convoy Defence Platform Destarion has been an object of fear in the histories of a thousand species. The atrocities for which she was responsible had ingrained themselves on the cultures of entire empires.
But then she vanished, and for millennia was forgotten in the silent depths of space. She became a dark myth.
In their desperate search for an ally against Hacticos – an unknown and vastly powerful force apparently bent on the destruction of all sentient life in the galaxy, a force that the Six Species itself might be responsible for bringing down on their heads – the crew of the Astro Tramp 400 have just awakened the Destarion.
Sometimes, you have to send a monster to kill a monster.
Damorak is the seventh book in the Final Fall of Man.

Culture Shock

Arthur’s Seat had never sought a galactic role. A relatively new colony world, a mere three hundred years old, the planet was always isolated from the galactic mainstream. But with the Empire crumbling after the fall of Earth, and other planets taking advantage of the chaos to make their own bids for power, Arthur’s Seat suddenly finds itself playing host to tens of thousands of unwanted immigrants, refugees who have been kicked off countless other worlds.
But as the planetary government struggles to integrate the newcomers, powerful factions plot to take advantage of the situation and the refugees struggle to carve out a place for themselves, it becomes clear that the entire planet is on the verge of anarchy …
… And outright civil war may not be far away.
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CSS Pocket Reference

More proof that good things come in small–and sometimes even inexpensive–packages: the “CSS Pocket Reference” has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest Cascading Style Sheet specifications, CSS2 and CSS2.1.An indispensable reference for web designers and developers, this slim little book covers the essential information needed to effectively implement CSS, with an introduction to the key concepts of CSS and a complete alphabetical reference to the CSS2 and CSS 2.1 properties. And since browser incompatibility is the biggest CSS headache for most developers, it also includes an invaluable chart displaying detailed information about CSS support for every style element across all browsers. For anyone who wants to correctly implement CSS, this book condenses all the details in its companion volume, “Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide,” into one easy-to-use cheat-sheet.The “CSS Pocket Reference” delivers just the CSS details that you need to complete the task at hand. When you’re stuck and want an answer quickly, the tiny “CSS Pocket Reference” is the book you’ll want by your keyboard or in your back pocket. (Yes, it really does fit in a back pocket, but it’s too useful to stay there long.)

Crosstalk

**Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in *Crosstalk* —a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired.**
**NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR**
In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal—to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don’t *quite* work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely—in a way far beyond what she signed up for.
It is almost more than she can handle—especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that’s only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love—and communication—are far more complicated than she ever imagined.
**Praise for *Crosstalk***
“A rollicking send-up of obsessive cell phone usage in too-near-future America . . . [Connie] Willis’s canny incorporation of scientific lore, and a riotous cast . . . make for an engaging girl-finally-finds-right-boy story that’s unveiled with tact and humor. Willis juxtaposes glimpses of claimed historical telepaths with important reflections about the ubiquity of cell phones and the menace that unscrupulous developers of technology pose to privacy, morality, and emotional stability.”***—Publishers Weekly***
“An exhilarating and laugh-inducing read . . . one of those rare books that will keep you up all night long because you can’t bear to put it down.”***—Portland Book Review***
“A fun technological fairy tale.” **— *BookPage***
“One of the funniest SF novels in years.” **— *Locus***

Crime’s Strangest Cases

Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. You’ll be gripped by tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Crime’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history. Full of riotous and entertaining stories, this book is perfect for anyone who is doing time on a long stretch. Just don’t try to steal it, or you may end up inside! Inside you’ll encounter: The only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law One of the most indigestible dilemmas – if you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? The doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time The murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years