How Beauty Loved the Beast by Jax Garren

Grant Barrett wrinkled his nose as he shoved the pretty little redhead down the hallway toward his office. She’d had the nerve to try sneaking into the chemical plant he supervised, probably to do some destructive mischief or thieving. Somehow she’d made it past the fence before attempting to tiptoe by the bench where he […]

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Cambridge IELTS 9

Cambridge IELTS 9 provides students with an excellent opportunity to familiarise themselves with IELTS and to practise examination techniques using authentic test material prepared by Cambridge ESOL. It contains four complete tests for Academic module candidates, plus extra Reading and Writing modules for General Training module candidates. An introduction to these different modules is included […]

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Assembly Language Step-by-Step: Programming with Linux

To program as I intend to teach, you’re going to need an Intel x86-based computer running Linux. The text and examples assume at least a 386, but since Linux itself requires at least a 386, you’re covered. You need to be reasonably proficient with Linux at the user level. I can’t teach you how to […]

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Technical Writing for Success, 3rd Edition

WRITE TO LEARN Think about the many types of writing you do—for example, writing for school, on your job, in a diary or journal for self-expression, or to family and friends. With what kind of writing are you most comfortable? What kind of writing do you find most difficult or most uncomfortable? Of the writing […]

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Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

Take a close look at yourself in the mirror. Beneath your dashing good looks churns a hidden universe of networked machinery. The machinery includes a sophisticated scaffolding of interlocking bones, a netting of sinewy muscles, a good deal of specialized fluid, and a collaboration of internal organs chugging away in darkness to keep you alive. […]

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Deploying OpenStack

This book is aimed at developers, technologists, and system administrators eager to understand and deploy cloud computing infrastructure projects based upon OpenStack software. It is intended to provide the reader with a solid understanding of the Open- Stack project goals, details of specific OpenStack software components, general design decisions, and detailed steps to deploy OpenStack […]

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High Performance JavaScript

When JavaScript was first introduced as part of Netscape Navigator in 1996, performance wasn’t that important. The Internet was in its infancy and it was, in all ways, slow. From dial-up connections to underpowered home computers, surfing the Web was more often a lesson in patience than anything else. Users expected to wait for web […]

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Level of Detail for 3D Graphics

A perennial goal (by no means the only one) of computer graphics is to produce visual evocations of virtual worlds that look real. This is a formidable challenge for modeling, for illumination, and then for rendering on displays of limited resolution and limited dynamic range. For interactive computer graphics, this challenge is aggravated by the […]

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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

My introductory remarks are distributed through the book itself, so I shall here limit myself mostly to acknowledgements. The idea for an anthology of modern science writing was put to me by Latha Menon of Oxford University Press, and it was a pleasure to work with her on it. She and I had previously collaborated […]

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12th of Never (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson

A baby on the way and two killers on the loose. Will Detective Lindsay Boxer be pushed to breaking point? An eccentric professor walks into Lindsay’s homicide department to report a murder that hasn’t yet happened. A convicted serial killer wakes from a two-year coma. He says he’s ready to tell where the bodies are […]

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Finding Love’s Wings by Zoey Derrick

I have this distinct feeling that something is off, but I can’t put my finger on what it is. As I pull into the parking spot near Reed’s condo, the dreaded “something is not right” feeling courses stronger through my body. His car is here, right next to me, so I know he’s here. And […]

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A Destiny Revealed by Dria Andersen

Dalia went out one night looking for trouble, when she woke up the next day chained to a wall, she realized she had found more than she bargained for. That night changed her, haunted her and she spent years hunting down the man responsible. Plans change when she becomes the one hunted. The man sent […]

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