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La Bataille De Corrin

Après le Jihad Bultérien, la paix revient dans la Galaxie. Les Machines ont reculé sur tous les fronts. Omnius semble en déroute. L’un des principaux artisans de cette victoire, Vorian Atréides, peut espérer savourer sur Caladan un loisir mérité.
Mais les Titans survivants n’ont pas dit leur dernier mot.

Les Humains libres devront les affronter dans une dernière bataille où tout peut être gagné : elle aura lieu sur Corrin, dernière forteresse d’Omnius. Les Machines pensantes seront enfin éradiquées ou les humains retomberont sous leur joug…

L’Algoritmo E L’Oracolo

Nell’agosto 2014 lo scienziato Alessandro Vesespignani riceve una chiamata: un’epidemia senza precedenti sta distruggendo la Guinea, presto contagerà il resto del mondo. Il nome del virus è ormai noto a tutti: Ebola. Vespignani e il suo team si collegano a un supercomputer e, grazie ad algoritmi e simulazioni, riescono a prevedere la diffusione del virus con mesi di anticipo.
Predire il futuro è la nostra ossessione sin dall’alba dei tempi. Gli aruspici hanno scrutato per secoli il domani nelle carcasse degli animali, e ancora oggi non riusciamo a fare a meno della divinazione: sapere a che ora sorge il sole o quando ci sarà la prossima eclissi lunare mitiga il nostro senso di spaesamento nell’universo. Cosa accadrebbe se fosse possibile prevedere con largo anticipo non solo fenomeni come quelli meteorologici, ma tutta la nostra vita? Togliamo il se. I nuovi indovini artificiali lo stanno già facendo.
Alessandro Vespignani – uno dei più importanti scienziati della predizione al mondo – con la sua arte mantica non si affida ai segni della natura, bensì a quelli matematici della datificazione. E a fornirgli questi dati siamo proprio noi. Non ci credete? Guardatevi intorno: le nostre tracce sono ovunque. I pagamenti che eseguiamo con il bancomat dicono cosa possiamo permetterci e cosa ci piace, il gps sullo smartphone registra tutti i nostri spostamenti, l’algoritmo di Facebook impara i nostri gusti in fatto di cinema e musica, moda e cibo, fino a sapere che cosa abbiamo intenzione di votare alle prossime elezioni.
Tutti questi dati che seminiamo sono il punto di partenza, il pozzo da cui attingere per simulare e anticipare il futuro. Una sfida che non si esaurisce nella predizione delle attività quotidiane, ma che mira a utilizzarle per profetizzare fenomeni molto più grandi: pandemie, guerre, crolli economici e politici, disastri naturali. L’algoritmo e l’oracolo non racconta come tutto ciò potrà accadere un giorno; racconta come, senza che ce ne accorgiamo, stia già accadendo. **
### Sinossi
Nell’agosto 2014 lo scienziato Alessandro Vesespignani riceve una chiamata: un’epidemia senza precedenti sta distruggendo la Guinea, presto contagerà il resto del mondo. Il nome del virus è ormai noto a tutti: Ebola. Vespignani e il suo team si collegano a un supercomputer e, grazie ad algoritmi e simulazioni, riescono a prevedere la diffusione del virus con mesi di anticipo.
Predire il futuro è la nostra ossessione sin dall’alba dei tempi. Gli aruspici hanno scrutato per secoli il domani nelle carcasse degli animali, e ancora oggi non riusciamo a fare a meno della divinazione: sapere a che ora sorge il sole o quando ci sarà la prossima eclissi lunare mitiga il nostro senso di spaesamento nell’universo. Cosa accadrebbe se fosse possibile prevedere con largo anticipo non solo fenomeni come quelli meteorologici, ma tutta la nostra vita? Togliamo il se. I nuovi indovini artificiali lo stanno già facendo.
Alessandro Vespignani – uno dei più importanti scienziati della predizione al mondo – con la sua arte mantica non si affida ai segni della natura, bensì a quelli matematici della datificazione. E a fornirgli questi dati siamo proprio noi. Non ci credete? Guardatevi intorno: le nostre tracce sono ovunque. I pagamenti che eseguiamo con il bancomat dicono cosa possiamo permetterci e cosa ci piace, il gps sullo smartphone registra tutti i nostri spostamenti, l’algoritmo di Facebook impara i nostri gusti in fatto di cinema e musica, moda e cibo, fino a sapere che cosa abbiamo intenzione di votare alle prossime elezioni.
Tutti questi dati che seminiamo sono il punto di partenza, il pozzo da cui attingere per simulare e anticipare il futuro. Una sfida che non si esaurisce nella predizione delle attività quotidiane, ma che mira a utilizzarle per profetizzare fenomeni molto più grandi: pandemie, guerre, crolli economici e politici, disastri naturali. L’algoritmo e l’oracolo non racconta come tutto ciò potrà accadere un giorno; racconta come, senza che ce ne accorgiamo, stia già accadendo.

Knights of Dark Renown

Once the legendary knights of the Gabala defended the nine duchies. Their hearts were beautiful; their armor was beyond compare. They were greater than princes, more than men.
But they were gone, disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Only one held back — Manannan, whose every instinct told him to stay. Now he was the coward knight, and in torment.
Murder and black magic beset the land. Rumors circulated that the king was enchanted, changed, that his soul was dead . . . and that a reign of terror was about to begin.
Now Manannan realized he would have to face his darkest fears: he had no choice but to ride through that dreaded gate and seek out his vanished companions.
And the secret he would learn there would tear his soul apart . . . .
“A sharp, distinctive medieval fantasy. Dramatic, colorful, taut.” — Locus
### Review
Has pace, conviction and gritty resolute vitality…The result is a book that will be enjoyed by Tolkien fans TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT
### From the Inside Flap
Once the legendary knights of the Gabala defended the nine duchies. Their hearts were beautiful; their armor was beyond compare. They were greater than princes, more than men.
But they were gone, disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Only one held back — Manannan, whose every instinct told him to stay. Now he was the coward knight, and in torment.
Murder and black magic beset the land. Rumors circulated that the king was enchanted, changed, that his soul was dead . . . and that a reign of terror was about to begin.
Now Manannan realized he would have to face his darkest fears: he had no choice but to ride through that dreaded gate and seek out his vanished companions.
And the secret he would learn there would tear his soul apart . . . .
“A sharp, distinctive medieval fantasy. Dramatic, colorful, taut.” — Locus

Kingfisher

Kingfishers are a sight to behold. The dash and verve of this cosmopolitan bird has been admired for millennia, appearing in creation myths, imperial regalia and cultural iconography, and they were once valued as highly as gold. Artists used their iridescent feathers in *Tian-tsui* , an iconic style of Chinese fine art, for more than 2,400 years. The magnificent temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia owe their existence in part to the great wealth generated by the live kingfisher trade from the Indochina Peninsula. As a muse, kingfishers have influenced philosophers, playwrights and artists, from the Roman poet Ovid to Carl Jung, Charles Darwin and others, while more recently bio-mimicry engineers have turned to kingfishers for inspiration.
This beautifully illustrated book delves into the origins and diversity of the more than 120 species of kingfishers, from the burly kookaburras to the diminutive birds that daringly pluck spiders off webs, defining their characteristics, their differences, their lifestyles and their cultural significance around the world. **
### Sinossi
Kingfishers are a sight to behold. The dash and verve of this cosmopolitan bird has been admired for millennia, appearing in creation myths, imperial regalia and cultural iconography, and they were once valued as highly as gold. Artists used their iridescent feathers in *Tian-tsui* , an iconic style of Chinese fine art, for more than 2,400 years. The magnificent temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia owe their existence in part to the great wealth generated by the live kingfisher trade from the Indochina Peninsula. As a muse, kingfishers have influenced philosophers, playwrights and artists, from the Roman poet Ovid to Carl Jung, Charles Darwin and others, while more recently bio-mimicry engineers have turned to kingfishers for inspiration.
This beautifully illustrated book delves into the origins and diversity of the more than 120 species of kingfishers, from the burly kookaburras to the diminutive birds that daringly pluck spiders off webs, defining their characteristics, their differences, their lifestyles and their cultural significance around the world.
### L’autore
**Ildiko Szabo** is collections curator of the Cowan Tetrapod Collection at the University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver, Canada. She is coauthor of *British Columbia Pelagic Marine Copepoda: An Identification Manual and Annotated Bibliography*.

Killing Patton

Listeners around the world have thrilled to *Killing Lincoln* , *Killing Kennedy* , and *Killing Jesus* \- riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now, from Bill O’Reilly, anchor of *The O’Reilly Factor* , comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: *Killing Patton*.
General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident – and may very well have been an act of assassination. *Killing Patton* will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton’s tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

Killbox

Talk is cheap when lives are in jeopardy
Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. With no tolerance for political diplomacy, she quits her ambassador post so she can get back to saving the universe the way she does best—by mouthing off and kicking butt.
And her tactics are needed more than ever. Flesh-eating aliens are attacking stations on the outskirts of space, and for many people, the Conglomerate’s forces are arriving too late to serve and protect them.
Now, Jax must take matters into her own hands by recruiting a militia to defend the frontiers—out of the worst criminals, mercenaries, and raiders that ever traveled through grimspace…
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Kate’s Taboo Trap (Tricking the Man of the House)

Kate madly desires the most important man in her life, but realizing her forbidden desire seems impossible. When her best friend Faye hatches a devious plan, including blindfolds, threesomes and persuasion of the most physical sort, the taboo suddenly seems possible after all.
Jeremy doesn’t stand a chance before the devious college students-to-be, but once caught in their web, would he want to?
This ~5700 word short is for adult audiences only and contains explicit sexual material. It deals with the taboo and illicit seduction of a step-father by his daughter with the help her best friend. In addition, it contains themes of unsafe sex, threats of threesomes and a little girl-girl kissing.

Karl the Fog

San Francisco, home of cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge—and its quintessential cool gray fog. As a resident of the Silicon Valley, Karl the Fog naturally uses Twitter and Instagram accounts to document his comings and goings and the beauty of the city he loves (except for when it’s sunny). Amassing roughly half a million followers across social platforms, Karl the Fog’s witty takes on San Francisco paired with beautiful, evocative photography have earned him celebrity status in the Bay Area and beyond. In this, Karl’s very first book, he details his family’s history and shares more than 50 scenic selfies along with brand-new, entertaining appreciations of the city, lifting his veil of mist-ery and celebrating San Francisco as only he can.

Julia Quick Syntax Reference

This quick Julia programming language guide is a condensed code and syntax reference to the Julia 1.x programming language, updated with the latest features of the Julia APIs, libraries, and packages. It presents the essential Julia syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference.
This book provides an introduction that reveals basic Julia structures and syntax; discusses data types, control flow, functions, input/output, exceptions, metaprogramming, performance, and more. Additionally, you’ll learn to interface Julia with other programming languages such as R for statistics or Python. You will learn how to use Julia packages for data analysis, numerical optimization and symbolic computation, and how to disseminate your results in dynamic documents or interactive web pages.
In this book, the focus is on providing important information as quickly as possible. It is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any Julia programmer.
**What You Will Learn**
* Set up the software needed to run Julia and your first Hello World example
* Work with types and the different containers that Julia makes available for rapid application development
* Use vectorized, classical loop-based code, logical operators, and blocks
* Explore Julia functions by looking at arguments, return values, polymorphism, parameters, anonymous functions, and broadcasts
* Build custom structures in Julia
* Interface Julia with other languages such as C/C++, Python, and R
* Program a richer API, modifying the code before it is executed using expressions, symbols, macros, quote blocks, and more
* Maximize your code’s performance

**Who This Book Is For**
Experienced programmers new to Julia, as well as existing Julia coders new to the now stable Julia version 1.0 release.

JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco

**Groundbreaking work by the world-renowned artist, TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2018**
**A look inside one of JR’s deeply compelling art projects:** In 2018, contemporary art superstar JR brought his legendary photo truck to San Francisco to try and capture the essence of the city in words and images. More than 1,000 citizens posed for his camera and told their stories, and JR compiled their portraits into an astounding photographic mural, a portrait of the city that is installed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. * JR is a celebrated artist whose oversize black-and-white portraits adorn walls, streets, and rooftops around the world. * *The Chronicles of San Francisco* features all the individual portraits and selected stories alongside behind-the-scenes photos, a foreword by Neal Benezra, and an introduction by JR.
**”JR’s colossal photographic mural, *The Chronicles of San Francisco* , is an exuberant celebration of democracy in an age when it could not be more needed or welcome… Humanity, in all its lovely messiness, is palpable.” **
**–Armistead Maupin, author of *Tales of the City** * * Includes a 7 x 98 inch removable poster of the the entire mural * Makes a great gift or treasured keepsake for JR’s legions of fans and anyone who loves or lives in San Francisco
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