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Lincoln’s Dreams

From Publishers Weekly

As a researcher for a popular historical novelist, Jeff Johnston finds himself immersed in the minutiae of the Civil War, tracking down the name of a general’s favorite horse or the spot where Lincoln’s son was buried. His meeting with Annie, the patient of old friend Dr. Richard Madison, changes his perspective. While the novelist contemplates a book on Lincoln’s prophetic dreams and consults sleep specialist Madison, Jeff discovers that Annie is having vivid, horrible dreams of the Civil War containing details she couldn’t possibly know. The point of view is unmistakably that of defeated Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. Jeff tries to shield Annie from the opportunistic reach of both novelist and doctor, but he can’t protect her from herself, for she feels duty bound to refight the war if it will finally allow Lee some measure of peace. This charming, unpredictable book, with its unforced subtext of more recent wars and their veterans’ lingering bad dreams, is an impressive first novel from a talented writer whose short stories have already won acclaim.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Description

Haunted by the nightmares of Annie, a young woman he has just met, historical researcher Jeff Johnston leads Annie on an emotional odyssey through the heartland of the Civil War in search of a cure for her troubles. Reissue. NYT.

Lewin’s Genes XII

Long considered the quintessential molecular biology textbook, for decades Lewin’s GENES has provided the most modern presentation to this transformative and dynamic science. Now in its twelfth edition, this classic text continues to lead with new information and cutting-edge developments, covering gene structure, sequencing, organization, and expression. Leading scientists provide revisions and updates in their respective areas of study offering readers current research and relevant information on the rapidly changing subjects in molecular biology. No other text offers a broader understanding of this exciting and vital science or does so with higher quality art and illustrations. Lewin’s GENES XII continues to be the clear choice for molecular biology and genetics. **

The Lesson of Her Death

Bill Corde looks down at the face of the murdered girl and sees the horror of sudden death. He cannot know, as he stands there at the trampled, muddy scene beside the college girl’s corpse, that his own life is about to slip into terror. He cannot know that everything he holds precious is about to shatter before his eyes. He cannot know that his career–and his family–are about to enter a new dimension of danger. For Bill Corde, the killer is everything he fears most. For Sarah, Bill’s wild, learning-impaired daughter, trapped in a world of frustration and ridicule, he may be just the person she’s been waiting for. Someone who understands her worries and loneliness. Someone who signs his notes “The Sunshine Man.” Someone she can run away with–even a perfect stranger.

Leashed 4: Tangled Leashes

Sometimes we get what we never wanted, and Meg never wanted to be grand dame. Now that she’s got the job, she’s doing her damnedest to do it right. But it’s far from a one-woman show.Michael is the one who really should be running the show, but his newly discovered magic powers make managing his own life almost too much to handle. Then there’s Rudy. Sweet Rudy who is all about doing everything he can, but who’s just too young and inexperienced to be much help. So what’s a busy grand dame to do?Lucky for Meg, she’s got one more shape-shifter to lean on. Connections, personality, and background make Logan uniquely suited to be Meg’s righthand man, at least in the public eye. Problem is, he claims to be in love with her. It’s not that she doesn’t think he’s great–because she does–but there’s no more room in her bed or her heart for another man.

Learning Data Mining With Python

The next step in the information age is to gain insights from the deluge of data coming our way. Data mining provides a way of finding this insight, and Python is one of the most popular languages for data mining, providing both power and flexibility in analysis.
This book teaches you to design and develop data mining applications using a variety of datasets, starting with basic classification and affinity analysis. Next, we move on to more complex data types including text, images, and graphs. In every chapter, we create models that solve real-world problems.
There is a rich and varied set of libraries available in Python for data mining. This book covers a large number, including the IPython Notebook, pandas, scikit-learn and NLTK.
Each chapter of this book introduces you to new algorithms and techniques. By the end of the book, you will gain a large insight into using Python for data mining, with a good knowledge and understanding of the algorithms and implementations.

Learning Concurrency in Kotlin

**Take advantage of Kotlin’s concurrency primitives to write efficient multithreaded applications**
#### Key Features
* Learn Kotlin’s unique approach to multithreading
* Work through practical examples that will help you write concurrent non-blocking code
* Improve the overall execution speed in multiprocessor and multicore systems

#### Book Description
The primary requirements of modern-day applications are scalability, speed, and making the most use of hardware. Kotlin meets these requirements with its immense support for concurrency. Many concurrent primitives of Kotlin, such as channels and suspending functions, are designed to be non-blocking and efficient. This allows for new approaches to concurrency and creates unique challenges for the design and implementation of concurrent code. Learning Concurrency in Kotlin addresses those challenges with real-life examples and exercises that take advantage of Kotlin’s primitives. Beginning with an introduction to Kotlin’s coroutines, you will learn how to write concurrent code and understand the fundamental concepts needed to be able to write multithreaded software in Kotlin. You’ll explore how to communicate between and synchronize your threads and coroutines to write asynchronous applications that are collaborative. You’ll also learn how to handle errors and exceptions, as well as how to leverage multi-core processing. In addition to this, you’ll delve into how coroutines work internally, allowing you to see the bigger picture. Throughout the book you’ll build an Android application – an RSS reader – designed and implemented according to the different topics covered in the book
#### What you will learn
* Understand Kotlin’s approach to concurrency
* Implement sequential and asynchronous suspending functions
* Create suspending data sources that are resumed on demand
* Explore the best practices for error handling
* Use channels to communicate between coroutines
* Uncover how coroutines work under the hood

#### Who this book is for
If you’re a Kotlin or Android developer interested in learning how to program concurrently to enhance the performance of your applications, this is the book for you.

Learning Computer Architecture With Raspberry Pi

Use your Raspberry Pi to get smart about computing fundamentals

In the 1980s, the tech revolution was kickstarted by a flood of relatively inexpensive, highly programmable computers like the Commodore. Now, a second revolution in computing is beginning with the Raspberry Pi. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is the premier guide to understanding the components of the most exciting tech product available. Thanks to this book, every Raspberry Pi owner can understand how the computer works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities.

Now, students, hackers, and casual users alike can discover how computers work with Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi. This book explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems. You’ll also learn how programming works and how the operating system relates to the Raspberry Pi’s physical components.

* Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this is a companion volume to the Raspberry Pi User Guide

* An affordable solution for learning about computer system design considerations and experimenting with low-level programming

* Understandable descriptions of the functions of memory storage, Ethernet, cameras, processors, and more

* Gain knowledge of computer design and operation in general by exploring the basic structure of the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi was created to bring forth a new generation of computer scientists, developers, and architects who understand the inner workings of the computers that have become essential to our daily lives. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is your gateway to the world of computer system design.


The Last Titan

Magic. Mayhem. Mother’s blood.
The Earth is singing and nobody knows why.
It is a sound that calls to the old ones; the long dormant or hidden deities, beings with powers spoken of only in myths and stories.
What does it mean? And why are they all coming to Angel’s Keep for an answer?
Demon Queen Sapphira and her wife Queen Giulia are getting ready for a huge change in their lives, something that neither of them yet feel ready for, and the last thing on our fallen angel’s mind is to take to the battlefield to fight an ancient goddess.
With modern Rome in the background, the last remaining Titan will battle an Olympian and it will take someone with the bravest heart of all to put everything right: Angels don’t have doubts – so stop crying and pick up your sword.

The Last Battle

For the first time, an edition of Lewis’s classic fantasy fiction packaged specifically for adults. Complementing the look of the author’s non-fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive “P.S.” section about the history of the book, plus a round-up of the first six titles. The last days of Narnia, and all hope seems lost as lies and treachery interweave to threaten the destruction of everything. As the battle lines are drawn, old friends are summoned back to Narnia, though none can predict the outcome in this magnificent ending to the famous series. On 9 December 2005, Andrew (Shrek) Adamson’s live-action film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film franchise of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. The second film is already in development. Sporting breathtaking new photographic covers, these new adult editions of the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Re-live your childhood fantasies or discover for the first time what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour some of the best-loved stories ever written. **

The Lady of the Lake

After walking through a portal in the Tower of the Swallow, thus narrowly escaping death, the Witcher girl, Ciri, finds herself in a completely different world… a world of the Elves. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions – and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war.

L’architettura Metafisica Dell’Antico Egitto

Applicazioni della geometria sacra e misticismo dei numeri nei templi egiziani per generare energia cosmica Il libro rivela le conoscenze degli antichi Egizi sulla proporzione armonica, la geometria sacra e il misticismo numerico, come si evince da testi, templi, tombe, arte, geroglifici ecc. che ne attraversano la storia. Spiega il modo in cui gli Egizi progettavano gli edifici per generare energia cosmica e l’applicazione mistica dei numeri nelle loro opere. L’opera illustra dettagliatamente la proporzione armonica di circa 20 edifici dell’Antico Egitto nel corso della storia documentata.Questo libro è diviso in tre parti per un totale di 10 capitoli.Parte I: Concetti d’architettura – Funzioni e forme comprende i capitoli 1 e 2:Capitolo 1: Il canone architettonico tratta le profonde convinzioni degli Egizi di “come sopra così sotto” e della sua applicazione all’arte e all’architettura egiziana, l’esistenza e l’adesione a un codice di realizzazione divino, così come l’utilizzo di piani di progettazione e costruzione prima [e inoltre] durante le fasi di costruzione, che si estesero per diversi secoli per grandi progetti.Capitolo 2: I templi egizi delle forze divine tratta la funzione principale dei templi egizi, cioè la generazione divina, la struttura generale concettuale del tempio, il progetto metafisico del condotto a imbuto, l’importanza generativa dei modelli di giunzione, la protezione fisica/metafisica dei muri esterni e le origini delle fondamenta organiche del tempio egizio.Parte II: La manifestazione fisica dei concetti metafisici comprende sei capitoli, dal 3 all’8:Capitolo 3: Le forme di componenti architettonici delle funzioni metafisiche tratta le diverse forme architettoniche come manifestazione delle loro corrispondenti funzioni [sia fisiche che metafisiche] per le “false porte”, i pannelli a muro, le colonne e i pilastri, i capitelli di colonne, i portici, i peristili, le formazioni di colonnati in quattro luoghi diversi, gli obelischi, le statue, le varie forme di tetto (piano, a due spioventi, a falsa volta, ad arco e a volta), i dettagli stilistici architettonici (architrave, cornice e toro) e le decorazioni e gli ornamenti stilistici come i soffitti stellati, le decorazioni floreali e geometriche, una combinazione di questi due o di tutti e tre, il motivo guilloché (erroneamente chiamato bordo toscano), lo chevron e le volute.Capitolo 4: Le principali forme/strutture geometriche tratta i principi e l’applicazione della geometria sacra dell’Architettura Divina, la sacra corda egiziana [strumento], la disposizione generale di un campione di forme geometriche, il cerchio sacro come archetipo della creazione, la quadratura del cerchio, i triangoli primari e le piramidi in combinazione 3D dei triangoli rettangoli.Capitolo 5: I rettangoli generatori di radice quadrata – I “numeri irrazionali” tratta i rettangoli generatori di radice come l’ipotenusa dei triangoli rettangoli, iniziando da un quadrato e generando le radici quadrate di 2, 3 e 5; la formazione dei solidi cosmici; la creazione della sezione aurea a partire da un rettangolo radice di 5; la costruzione di spirali quadrate che ruotano; e un’applicazione esemplificativa di questa forma di progetto dinamico in quattro siti di monumenti dell’Antico Egitto.Capitolo 6: La progressione aritmetica generativa tratta il ruolo dei numeri in quanto generatori di crescita e progressione ordinata, la sequenza numerica e la sezione aurea, nonché la proporzione cosmica della figura umana.Capitolo 7: Il progetto armonico combinato, aritmetico e grafico, degli edifici egizi tratta la combinazione degli elementi aritmetici e grafici in un progetto armonico delle parti e dell’insieme di un tempio egizio, che comprende: assi attivi, punti significativi, triangoli telescopici, e perimetri rettangolari sia nei piani orizzontali che verticali.Capitolo 8: Analisi armonica delle opere dell’Antico Egitto tratta diversi esempi nell’Antico Egitto di tutte le epoche e su tutto il territorio, mostrando le applicazioni egiziane degli elementi di progettazione discussi in questo libro. Gli esempi includono templi, tombe, piramidi, santuari, capitelli di colonne, stele, piloni e porte.Parte III: Le comunicazioni animate comprende i capitoli 12 e 13:Capitolo 9: Le immagini metafisiche animate sui muri tratta il significato metafisico delle decorazioni murali e le spiegazioni di varie raffigurazioni.Capitolo 10: Le attività umane tratta il ruolo degli uomini nell’attivazione, mantenimento e partecipazione a vari rituali e feste, nonché nella disattivazione dei poteri del tempio quando i templi e l’intero Egitto sono sotto assedio.

Know This

**Today’s most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you *must* understand.** Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world — whether it’s advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations of neuroscience, psychology, physics, economics, anthropology, climatology, or genetics. And yet amid the flood of information today, it’s often difficult to recognize the truly revolutionary ideas that will have lasting impact. In the spirit of identifying the most significant new theories and discoveries, John Brockman, publisher of (“The world’s smartest website” — *The Guardian* ), asked 198 of the finest minds *What do you consider the most interesting recent scientific news? What makes it important?* Pulitzer Prize-winning author of *Guns, Germs, and Steel* **Jared Diamond** on the best way to understand complex problems * author of *Seven Brief Lessons on Physics* **Carlo Rovelli** on the mystery of black holes * Harvard psychologist **Steven Pinker** on the quantification of human progress * TED Talks curator **Chris J. Anderson** on the growth of the global brain * Harvard cosmologist **Lisa Randall** on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries * Nobel Prize-winning physicist **Frank Wilczek** on why the twenty-first century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter * philosopher **Rebecca Newberger Goldstein** on the underestimation of female genius * music legend **Peter Gabriel** on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality * Princeton physicist **Freeman Dyson** on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus Nobel laureate **John C. Mather** , Sun Microsystems cofounder **Bill Joy** , *Wired* founding editor **Kevin Kelly** , psychologist **Alison Gopnik** , *Genome* author **Matt Ridley** , Harvard geneticist **George Church** , *Why Does the World Exist?* author **Jim Holt** , anthropologist **Helen Fisher** , and more.