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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 **

Applied Deep Learning With PyTorch

**Implement techniques such as image classification and natural language processing (NLP) by understanding the different neural network architectures**
#### Key Features
* Understand deep learning and how it can solve complex real-world problems
* Apply deep learning for image classification and text processing using neural networks
* Develop deep learning solutions for tasks such as basic classification and solving style transfer problems

#### Book Description
Machine learning is rapidly becoming the most preferred way of solving data problems, thanks to the huge variety of mathematical algorithms that find patterns, which are otherwise invisible to us.
Applied Deep Learning with PyTorch takes your understanding of deep learning, its algorithms, and its applications to a higher level. The book begins by helping you browse through the basics of deep learning and PyTorch. Once you are well versed with the PyTorch syntax and capable of building a single-layer neural network, you will gradually learn to tackle more complex data problems by configuring and training a convolutional neural network (CNN) to perform image classification. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll discover how you can solve an NLP problem by implementing a recurrent neural network (RNN).
By the end of this book, you’ll be able to apply the skills and confidence you’ve gathered along your learning process to use PyTorch for building deep learning solutions that can solve your business data problems.
#### What you will learn
* Detect a variety of data problems to which you can apply deep learning solutions
* Learn the PyTorch syntax and build a single-layer neural network with it
* Build a deep neural network to solve a classification problem
* Develop a style transfer model
* Implement data augmentation and retrain your model
* Build a system for text processing using a recurrent neural network

#### Who this book is for
Applied Deep Learning with PyTorch is designed for data scientists, data analysts, and developers who want to work with data using deep learning techniques. Anyone looking to explore and implement advanced algorithms with PyTorch will also find this book useful. Some working knowledge of Python and familiarity with the basics of machine learning are a must. However, knowledge of NumPy and pandas will be beneficial, but not essential.

Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration

**With the approachable instruction and contemporary approach to drawing featured in *Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration* , aspiring creatives of all backgrounds can learn how to make illustrative art on the go using pencil, pen, colored pencil, and more.**
Learn how to **make art inspired by your immediate surroundings** , wherever you are—whether traveling abroad or exploring at home. Use your art and creativity as a means to document your experiences, capture your travel memories, and dream of new adventures.
 
After an **overview of the suggested tools and materials** , explore essential **drawing techniques** , such as mastering line art and gesture drawing, making quick on-location sketches, and working with color media to complement illustrations. Helpful tips include information for packing and traveling with art supplies, drawing in the open air, and working from photographs. Finally, easy-to-follow and customizable **step-by-step projects** show you how to creatively express yourself by combining color, pattern, texture, typography, and cultural experience with a variety of projects.
 
Packed with a plethora of fun and creative exercises, *Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration* is the perfect portable resource for creative types on the go.

Antigone

The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles’ classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play.
Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago. Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.
To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.

Angel Souls and Devil Hearts

In the second book of The Shadow Saga the Shadows have been exposed as living amongst us and the ancient vampiric race now finds itself threatened by the most powerful demon of all: human prejudice. In a world where the good are no longer distinguishable from the bad and where Shadows are indeed the saints, a holy war is about to begin, pitting humans and vampires together against the dark forces of Hell. And as they fight for their survival in the face of a betrayal by one of their own, the Shadows begin to discover at last the astonishing, long-hidden truth of what they are. What they will learn about their mysterious origins is more extraordinary — and more explosive — than they could possibly have imagined.

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Kotlin experience. Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android Bootcamp, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps in Kotlin compatible with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) through Android 8.1 (Oreo) and beyond. Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development. The Android team is constantly improving and updating Android Studio and other tools. As a result, some of the instructions provided in the book have changed. You can find an addendum addressing breaking changes at: https://github.com/bignerdranch/AndroidCourseResources/raw/master/4thEdition/Errata/4eAddendum.pdf.