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How to Find a Higgs Boson—and Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small

**The history of particle physics, the hunt for the most elusive particle, and the fundamental questions the search has inspired**
How did physicists combine talent and technology to discover the Higgs boson, the last piece in our inventory of the subatomic world? How did the Higgs change our understanding of the universe? And now, nearly a decade after its detection, what comes next? Answering these questions, Ivo van Vulpen—a CERN particle physicist and member of the team behind the detection—invites us on a journey to the frontiers of our knowledge.

Enjoy van Vulpen’s accessible explanation of the history of particle physics and of concepts like quantum mechanics and relativity—and ponder his inquiries regarding the search for new particles (to explain dark matter), a new force (to combine the existing fundamental forces), and new phenomena (undiscovered dimensions of space). This is a lively account of work at the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator, with inspiring personal reflections on humanity’s discoveries deeper and deeper into the world of the very small.

How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse

Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films! Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup’s father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne – but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero. Hiccup’s best friend Fishlegs thinks he has a nasty cold, but Old Wrinkly has diagnosed . . . VORPENTITIS, caused by the sting of a Venomous Vorpent, which is pretty much ALWAYS FATAL! The only antidote is the Vegetable-that-No-one-Dares-Name – the POTATO. But the only way for Hiccup to find the cure is to face Norbert the Nutjob and the terrifying Sea Dragon, the DOOMFANG. Can Hiccup survive the quest to save his best friend – and discover how to cheat a dragon’s curse? How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.

How to Be a Pirate

Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films! This book will be a hit with children and adults alike. THE STORY CONTINUES in the second volume of Hiccup’s How to Train Your Dragon memoirs …Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn’t always like that. Hiccup’s memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero. Can Hiccup find Grimbeard the Ghastly’s treasure before Alvin the Treacherous gets his sneaky hands on it? And if Hiccup opens a box that says DO NOT OPEN, will he live to tell the tale? How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network. Read all of Hiccup’s exploits in the series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse, How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale, A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm, How to Break a Dragon’s Heart, How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero and How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury. Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It’s the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

Hope and Vengeance

My name is Adam Chessman.
I am Chief Enforcer for the Vampire Council.
In nearly two hundred fifty years, I’ve seen just about everything.
Until I was proven very, very wrong.
The peace treaty between vampires and werewolves is relatively new and extremely fragile. After a werewolf’s body turns up in a Texas coastal swamp, drained of blood and with fang marks on its neck, Adam Chessman, the Vampire Council’s Chief Enforcer, is dispatched to investigate.
The local pack wants Adam dead, in retribution for their loss.
The local pack is the least of Adam’s worries.
With the help of an extremely unusual shapeshifter, Adam is forced to hunt the impossible. It isn’t just the peace treaty between paranormal races that’s at stake. Ultimately, all of mankind could be destroyed.
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### Sinossi
My name is Adam Chessman.
I am Chief Enforcer for the Vampire Council.
In nearly two hundred fifty years, I’ve seen just about everything.
Until I was proven very, very wrong.
The peace treaty between vampires and werewolves is relatively new and extremely fragile. After a werewolf’s body turns up in a Texas coastal swamp, drained of blood and with fang marks on its neck, Adam Chessman, the Vampire Council’s Chief Enforcer, is dispatched to investigate.
The local pack wants Adam dead, in retribution for their loss.
The local pack is the least of Adam’s worries.
With the help of an extremely unusual shapeshifter, Adam is forced to hunt the impossible. It isn’t just the peace treaty between paranormal races that’s at stake. Ultimately, all of mankind could be destroyed.
### L’autore
Connie Suttle lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three cats.

Homeland

In Cory Doctorow’s wildly successful *Little Brother,* young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state.
A few years later, California’s economy collapses, but Marcus’s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It’s incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier.
Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can’t admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He’s surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can’t even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He’s not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he’s gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do.
Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they’re used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want.
Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, *Homeland* is every bit the equal of *Little Brother* —a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

His Share of Glory

His Share of Glory contains all the short science fiction written solely by C. M. Kornbluth. Many of the stories are SF “classics”, such as “The Marching Morons,” “The Little Black Bag,” “Two Dooms,” “The Mindworm,” “Thirteen O’Clock,” and, of course, “That Share of Glory”. His Share of Glory includes all of Kornbluth’s solo short science fiction, fifty-six works of short SF in all, with the original bibliographic details including pseudonymous by-line. The introduction is by noted SF writer and life-long friend and collaborator of C. M. Kornbluth-Frederik Pohl. Hardbound with cover art by Richard Powers.

Highway of Eternity

**Time travel involves dangers—from saber-toothed tigers to killer robots—but it may be humanity’s only hope in this novel by a Nebula Award–winning author.**
What is the price of eternal life? Secret agent Jay Corcoran is about to learn the answer when his investigation into an inexplicable disappearance carries him and journalist friend Tom Boone hundreds of years into the past. Corcoran and Boone’s powerful extrasensory abilities lead them to an advanced transportation system through time, and back to the bucolic eighteenth-century English countryside. There, they discover a family from the distant future that is hiding from the Immortals—an alien race that, many centuries on, is seducing human subjects with the promise of immortality. But the cost of life eternal is the corporeal self, and there is no place in the aliens’ future for anyone unwilling to exist as mind alone. Now that the Evans family’s sanctuary has been breached, escape is the only answer—for Tom Boone and Jay Corcoran as well—and the only way out is forward . . . *far* forward. But racing through space and time can be a hazardous occupation, especially with monstrous beasts, killer robots, and Immortal body-destroyers waiting at every juncture.

The last novel from acclaimed science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and numerous other awards, *Highway of Eternity* combines breathtaking action with provocative ideas and unparalleled ingenuity, the hallmarks of Simak’s exceptional art. It is a fitting finale for the man who stands alongside Heinlein, Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke as one of the true giants of speculative fiction’s Golden Age.

Higher Education

Kicked out of school after a misfired practical joke, Rick Luban takes a job mining asteroids and is surprised by the industry’s fierce competion and dangers, which include sabotage and murder.

Hexbound

Lily Parker is new to St Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend … or your worst enemy.
So they say absolute power corrupts absolutely. But it turns out even a little bit of magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered abilities and quickly, on top of avoiding the snobs who think they run her school, nursing a crush on a cute sophomore with a big, werewolfy secret, and fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife – including the tainted magic users known as the Reapers.
All that’s even before Lily’s invited to a private meeting with Sebastian. He’s hot, he’s powerful, and he’s offering to help her harness the magic flowing through her veins in a way that no one else can.
He’s also a Reaper.
Lily can’t help but be suspicious of his offer. But she also needs his help. It seems that the line between good and evil isn’t quite so clear as she thought …

Here Lies Love

Would death be less painful than life?
When she is sold by her father, Abbey discovers that nightmares can occur when you’re awake. Trapped inside a wooden cage, Abbey is forced to listen to the horrors and atrocities above; time ticking down until it is her turn. But Abbey isn’t prepared to become a victim; she will escape.
Although, what Abbey isn’t prepared for, is how harsh and unfair the world can be. With the sun turning its back on humanity long ago, life gives no opportunity. The only thing Abbey can do is learn to survive. To exist. And that means stealing any opportunity that comes her way. Haunted by the unpleasant memories bestowed upon her only nurtures Abbey’s paranoia, until she realises that to truly live in the world, she must confront the person who was responsible for her misfortune – her father.
Here Lies Love is a New Adult tale of actuality, of facing up to the fact that love comes in many guises. Can Abbey find the one glimmer of hope or will she be overcome with the darkness of revenge?
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Here Be Monsters

A family that slays together stays together.   Love is in the air as the planet of Gramarye gets ready to celebrate the weddings of Geoffrey, Cordelia, and Gregory Gallowglass all at once. But when Alouette, Gregory’s fiancée, has a horrible vision of monsters attacking the land, cold feet suddenly become the least of their worries. Alouette and Gregory take off immediately to find the source of the monster attack before it’s too late. Geoffrey and Prince Alain follow shortly behind to make sure nothing goes wrong. And of course, Cordelia and Quicksilver are hot on the trail with no intention of letting the men have all the fun to themselves.   “Fresh . . . well-written and entertaining!”—W.D. Stevens, Fantasy Review   “Enchanting adventure . . . one starts to get the feeling of what it’s like to be a child with magical powers.”—Fanzine

Her Majesty’s Wizard

This 25th anniversary eBook edition of this classic story includes a new
introduction by the author and new cover art by Anne Maria Brant!
Matt didn’t know the scrap of parchment was a trap. So he read the runes
– and found himself on a world where reciting poetry verses worked
magic. His first effort got him locked in a dungeon by the evil sorcerer
Malingo. Trying for light, he brought forth a fire-breathing, drunken
dragon, who told him Princess Alisande, rightful ruler of Merovence, was
also held in the dungeon.
Naturally, he had to free her, himself, and the dragon, using poetry
lifted from Shakespeare. And because she was young and beautiful, he
swore to serve as her wizard. Then he learned that his job as wizard was
to fix it so the three of them could overcome all the dark magic and
armies of Malingo!
The addition to the party of a lust-witch and a priest who became a
werewolf now and then didn’t seem much help. Matt figured he had got
himself into quite a predicament.
For once, he was right!