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Playing Minecraft is a lot of fun, but the game is more engaging, entertaining, and educational when kids learn how to build mods--small programs that let them modify game elements and add content. This family-friendly guide teaches kids and parents how to create mods of different types, using the Minecraft Forge modding tool. No programming experience is needed.You'll not only build some amazing mods with the book's easy-to-follow instructions, but you'll also learn how to work with Java, the same programming language that Minecraft uses. Why wait? Get started with computer programming and be more creative with Minecraft while you're at it!This book will help you:Learn the fundamentals of Minecraft Forge and other tools, such as EclipseStart out by building and testing a simple chat message modBuild cool mods that make things explode on contact, and help entities jump higher and climb wallsIntroduce new Minecraft content, including commands, blocks, items, and recipes and texturesWork with Java fundamentals such as classes, methods, annotations, control structures, and arraysLearn techniques for creating your own modsThis guide is based on workshops the authors deliver to kids around the world.
Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to drawing a colorful caterpillar with crayons, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here's an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.
Eminent Northrop Frye scholar Robert D. Denham explores the connection between Frye and twelve writers who influenced his thinking but about whom he didn't write anything expansive. Denham draws especially on Frye's notebooks and other previously unpublished texts, now available in the Collected Works of Frye. Such varied thinkers as Aristotle, Lewis Carroll, Søren Kierkegaard, and Paul Tillich emerge as important figures in defining Frye's cross-disciplinary interests. Eventually, the twelve "Others" of the title come to represent a space occupied by writers whose interests paralleled Frye's and helped to establish his own critical universe.etymology, and something quite akin to Longinian ekstasis. As Denham became more familiar with Frye's previously unpublished work, other figures important to Frye's thinking began to emerge, including Giordano Bruno, Joachim of Floris, Henry Burton, Søren Kierkegaard, Frances Yates--writers to whom he had not devoted separate books or essays (as he had done in the case of Blake, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickinson, Keats, Shelley, Eliot, Joyce, Yeats, Stevens, the Bible, and Spengler, among others). The twelve "others" eventually came to represent a space occupied by writers whose interests paralleled Frye's and helped to establish his own critical universe.
If you are a competent developer who wants to fast-track your application development with NetBeans IDE, then this book is for you. Reasonable knowledge and an understanding of Java programming and NetBeans IDE is assumed.
This book is intended for those who want to understand what YARN is and how to efficiently used it for resource management of large clusters. For cluster administrators, this book gives a detailed explanation of provisioning and managing YARN clusters. If you are an or a Java developer or an open-source contributor, this book will help you to drill down the YARN architecture and application execution phases. This book would also help big data engineers explore YARN integration with real-time analytics technologies like Spark and Storm.
If you are a consumer and hobbyist who has familiarity with the basics of Arduino and wish to learn computer vision programming with Arduino to create intelligent systems, then this book is for you. No knowledge of computer vision programming is required.
This book is for anyone who is interested in the Liferay Intranet Portal. This book is for both beginners and more experienced portal developers who need to create an enterprise intranet portal for their business. It will be handy for IT professionals who know the basics of how the portal technology works and need to integrate different open source technologies.
This bookis for Node.js developers who want a more in-depth knowledge of the platform to improve the performance of their applications. Whether you have a base Node.js background or you are an expert who knows the garbage collector and wants to leverage it to make applications more robust, the examples in this book will benefit you.
Unleash the power of Python 3 objects About This Book Stop writing scripts and start architecting programs Learn the latest Python syntax and libraries A practical, hands-on tutorial that teaches you all about abstract design patterns and how to implement them in Python 3 Who This Book Is For If you're new to object-oriented programming techniques, or if you have basic Python skills and wish to learn in depth how and when to correctly apply object-oriented programming in Python to design software, this is the book for you. What You Will Learn Implement objects in Python by creating classes and defining methods Separate related objects into a taxonomy of classes and describe the properties and behaviors of those objects via the class interface Extend class functionality using inheritance Understand when to use object-oriented features, and more importantly when not to use them Discover what design patterns are and why they are different in Python Uncover the simplicity of unit testing and why it's so important in Python Grasp common concurrency techniques and pitfalls in Python 3 Exploit object-oriented programming in key Python technologies such as Kivy and Django. Object-oriented programming concurrently with asyncio In Detail Python 3 is more versatile and easier to use than ever. It runs on all major platforms in a huge array of use cases. Coding in Python minimizes development time and increases productivity in comparison to other languages. Clean, maintainable code is easy to both read and write using Python's clear, concise syntax. Object-oriented programming is a popular design paradigm in which data and behaviors are encapsulated in such a way that they can be manipulated together. Many modern programming languages utilize the powerful concepts behind object-oriented programming and Python is no exception. Starting with a detailed analysis of object-oriented analysis and design, you will use the Python programming language to clearly grasp key concepts from the object-oriented paradigm. This book fully explains classes, data encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, abstraction, and exceptions with an emphasis on when you can use each principle to develop well-designed software. You'll get an in-depth analysis of many common object-oriented design patterns that are more suitable to Python's unique style. This book will not just teach Python syntax, but will also build your confidence in how to program. You will also learn how to create maintainable applications by studying higher level design patterns. Following this, you'll learn the complexities of string and file manipulation, and how Python distinguishes between binary and textual data. Not one, but two very powerful automated testing systems will be introduced in the book. After you discover the joy of unit testing and just how easy it can be, you'll study higher level libraries such as database connectors and GUI toolkits and learn how they uniquely apply object-oriented principles. You'll learn how these principles will allow you to make greater use of key members of the Python eco-system such as Django and Kivy. This new edition includes all the topics that made Python 3 Object-oriented Programming an instant Packt classic. It's also packed with updated content to reflect recent changes in the core Python library and covers modern third-party packages that were not available on the Python 3 platform when the book was first published. Style and approach Throughout the book you will learn key object-oriented programming techniques demonstrated by comprehensive case studies in the context of a larger project.
This book is aimed at cloud system engineers, system administrators, and technical architects who are moving from a virtualized environment to cloud environments. This book assumes that you are familiar with cloud computing platforms, and have knowledge of virtualization, networking, and managing Linux environments.
What happens if we bet too heavily on unmanned systems, cyber warfare, and special operations in our defense?In today's U.S. defense policy debates, big land wars are out. Drones, cyber weapons, special forces, and space weapons are in. Accordingly, Pentagon budget cuts have honed in on the army and ground forces: this, after the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, seems like an appealing idea. No one really wants American boots on the ground in bloody conflicts abroad. But it is not so easy to simply declare an end to messy land wars. A survey of the world's trouble spots suggests that land warfare has more of a future than many now seem to believe.In The Future of Land Warfare, Michael O'Hanlon offers an analysis of the future of the world's ground forces: Where are large-scale conflicts or other catastrophes most plausible? Which of these could be important enough to require the option of a U.S. military response? And which of these could in turn demand significant numbers of American ground forces in their resolution? O'Hanlon is not predicting or advocating big American roles in such operations--only cautioning against overconfidence that we can and will avoid them.O'Hanlon considers a number of illustrative scenarios in which large conventional forces may be necessary: discouraging Russia from even contemplating attacks against the Baltic states; discouraging China from considering an unfriendly future role on the Korean peninsula; handling an asymmetric threat in the South China Sea with the construction and protection of a number of bases in the Philippines and elsewhere; managing the aftermath of a major and complex humanitarian disaster superimposed on a security crisis--perhaps in South Asia; coping with a severe Ebola outbreak not in the small states of West Africa but in Nigeria, at the same time that country falls further into violence; addressing a further meltdown in security conditions in Central America.
Everyone's feeling hot, hot, hot with these sexy summer romances at their fingertips. And who can blame them with these 10 hunks of burning love? Now they're in one place for one sizzling price. Don't wait to join the fun - grab a lounge chair, a fruity drink and dive in!Summer Promises: Drama queen Carly Foster is stuck with the theater in a touristy ghost town with charming Asher Day. Is he flirting with her because he's bored or is there room for passionate play off stage, too?Paradise Point: Inheriting half ownership in Paradise Point marina is a break Liv Barnette embraces with open arms. The sexy downside? Sharing her windfall with Army Ranger Adam Lark, who wants her gone . . . or so he thinks.Coming Home: Danny McCutcheon is a name Callie hasn't spoken in years, but now a family emergency brings her home. They both have reasons to fight the growing attraction between them, but the temptation may prove to be too much to resist, despite a very real risk to their hearts.Wildflower Redemption: Luz Wilkinson returns to tiny Rose Creek, Texas, to lick her wounds and toughen her resolve against love's sting. But will Aaron Estes, her riding student's widower dad, spur her to try again?Jade's Treasure: Jade Sawyer simply wants to be left alone to manage her family's mountain resort and design her jewelry. Then world-famous author Matthew Riley McLaughlin books a room as a hideout, and their shared need for privacy becomes personal. Can she overlook his betrayal when they reach the climax?Doubts of the Heart: Recent breast cancer survivor Nica Dobson is trying to regain her spirit and accept the changes in her body and mind. Now an old flame and ancient secrets during her Hawaiian leave challenge her to embrace love, too.An Outback Affair: The last thing Cassie expected when she stepped in to raise her nephew was for his uncle, Joel Caine, to wrestle for custody too. Now their plan to split parenting responsibilities requires trust in each other, and their attraction could disrupt the entire agreement.Letting Love Win: A misunderstanding leaves Kiley Adams stunned and pregnant with sexy CEO Rand Monroe's heir. Can this disastrous beginning lead to a happily ever after?His Wicked Celtic Kiss: It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from bad boy Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Denison's world upside down. The problem is, he's only in town for six months, and happily ever after isn't in this world traveler's vocabulary . . . unless Julie can help him learn a new language.Surge: University transfer student Marcus sets out to earn fellow student Laura's friendship. That's all it can ever be, since his secret could jeopardize not only a relationship but everything he's worked for his entire life. But as the heat rises, he must choose between love and his dreams.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Welcome to Harmony Falls, Pennsylvania, where its residents are determined to make the most of their opportunities - and stay out of each other's hearts. Easier said than done, and the sparks fly higher than a Fourth of July fireworks show as these three couples butt heads with their pasts and rub elbows (and a little more) with their futures.Crashing the Congressman's Wedding: Alice Cramer must keep her head down if she wants her local congressman's help securing a federal grant to open an historic theatre. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean standing up in church to say "he doesn't" at Justin Mitchell's wedding. You don't want to miss a minute of Alice and Justin's mismatched, headstrong, passionate, perfect relationship.Battling the Best Man: Now a Chicago resident, Dr. Kory Flemming can't say no to her best friend's wedding. Trouble is, Will Mitchell, the only man smart enough to keep pace with Kory in high school, turns out to be a sexy, accomplished adult up to his flirtatious tricks. There is no prescription for the pain when a wedding hookup threatens to derail both their careers . . . unless they set aside their rocky past.Marrying the Wrong Man: Morgan Parrish's dad planned her marriage to a man destined to be president of the United States, but she fell in love with the town drunk's son and fled pregnant. Now she's back and waitressing at the bistro Charlie Cramer manages. If they give in to the attraction and screw things up again, their daughter will deal with the fallout. On the other hand, they could be a family living the American dream.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915 and their descendants have used music to adjust to a life in exile and counter fears of obscurity. In this nuanced and richly detailed study, Sylvia Angelique Alajaji shows how the boundaries of Armenian music and identity have been continually redrawn: from the identification of folk music with an emergent Armenian nationalism under Ottoman rule to the early postgenocide diaspora community of Armenian musicians in New York, a more self-consciously nationalist musical tradition that emerged in Armenian communities in Lebanon, and more recent clashes over music and politics in California. Alajaji offers a critical look at the complex and multilayered forces that shape identity within communities in exile, demonstrating that music is deeply enmeshed in these processes. Multimedia components available online include video and audio recordings to accompany each case study.
Systems' Verification Validation and Testing (VVT) are carried out throughout systems' lifetimes. Notably, quality-cost expended on performing VVT activities and correcting system defects consumes about half of the overall engineering cost. Verification, Validation and Testing of Engineered Systems provides a comprehensive compendium of VVT activities and corresponding VVT methods for implementation throughout the entire lifecycle of an engineered system. In addition, the book strives to alleviate the fundamental testing conundrum, namely: What should be tested? How should one test? When should one test? And, when should one stop testing? In other words, how should one select a VVT strategy and how it be optimized? The book is organized in three parts: The first part provides introductory material about systems and VVT concepts. This part presents a comprehensive explanation of the role of VVT in the process of engineered systems (Chapter-1). The second part describes 40 systems' development VVT activities (Chapter-2) and 27 systems' post-development activities (Chapter-3). Corresponding to these activities, this part also describes 17 non-testing systems' VVT methods (Chapter-4) and 33 testing systems' methods (Chapter-5). The third part of the book describes ways to model systems' quality cost, time and risk (Chapter-6), as well as ways to acquire quality data and optimize the VVT strategy in the face of funding, time and other resource limitations as well as different business objectives (Chapter-7). Finally, this part describes the methodology used to validate the quality model along with a case study describing a system's quality improvements (Chapter-8). Fundamentally, this book is written with two categories of audience in mind. The first category is composed of VVT practitioners, including Systems, Test, Production and Maintenance engineers as well as first and second line managers. The second category is composed of students and faculties of Systems, Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering schools. This book may be fully covered in two to three graduate level semesters; although parts of the book may be covered in one semester. University instructors will most likely use the book to provide engineering students with knowledge about VVT, as well as to give students an introduction to formal modeling and optimization of VVT strategy.
Eleven-year-old Lauren O'Neil vanished one sunny afternoon as she walked home from school. Six years later, her parents Rachel and Dan still tirelessly scour their Oregon hometown and beyond, always believing Lauren will be found. Then one day, the call comes.Lauren has been rescued from a secluded farm mere miles away, and her abductor has confessed. Yet her return is nothing like Rachel imagined. Though the revelations about what Lauren endured are shocking, most heartbreaking of all is to see the bright-eyed, assertive daughter she knew transformed into a wary, polite stranger. Lauren's first instinct is to flee. For years she's been told her parents forgot her; now she doubts the pieces of her life can ever fit together again. But Rachel refuses to lose her a second time. Little by little they must relearn what it means to be a family, trusting that their bond is strong enough to guide them back to each other. Intensely moving and absorbing, this is an extraordinary story told with sensitivity and grace, and filled with the depth and breadth of a mother's love. Praise for Rosalind Noonan"Noonan has a knack for page-turners and doesn't disappoint." --Publishers Weekly on All She Ever Wanted "The author once again takes on an emotional topic with great sensitivity." --Booklist on The Daughter She Used to Be"Reminiscent of Jodi Picoult's kind of tale. . .it's a keeper!" --New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson on One September Morning
Eden, #1 Paradise, love and power. . .and a prophecy with a price. Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill's about to learn they're wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance. Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn't want to resist. The question is, is she Myren, or human - which makes her forbidden fruit? When Eryx's nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea "home" would mean the one-and-only land of creation. . .or that she'd trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.81,411 Words
Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life. . .Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he's worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice. . .Love is about to start conquering. . . "Paranormal romance at its best!" --Cynthia Eden "Hot and fast from beginning to end." --Kate Douglas on Fated "Sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast." --Publishers Weekly on Claimed87,300 Words
A curriculum guide to accompany The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome, by Susan Wise Bauer. Susan Wise Bauer's narrative world history series is widely used in advanced high school history classes, as well as by home educating parents. The Study and Teaching Guide, designed for use by both parents and teachers, provides a full curriculum with study questions and answers, critical thinking assignments, essay topics, instructor rubrics, and test forms. Explanations for answers and teaching tips are also included. The Study and Teaching Guide, designed by historian and teacher Julia Kaziewicz in cooperation with Susan Wise Bauer, makes The History of the Ancient World (recommended for high school study in The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home) even more accessible to educators and parents alike.
Telling God's Story, Year Three: The Unexpected Way: Instructor Text & Teaching Guide (Vol. 3) (Telling God's Story)by Rachel Marie Stone
Weekly religion lessons for upper elementary students, drawn from the New Testament, are free from political and sectarian agendas. The lessons are scripted to make preparation and instruction straightforward and simple for parents and teachers. The third in a series designed to take young students from elementary through high school, Telling God's Story, Year 3 provides scripted weekly lessons for third graders and the adults who teach them. Each weekly lesson provides content-filled background information for the teacher, a biblical passage from one of the four Gospels to read aloud, and a scripted explanation of the passage designed especially for children to grasp with ease. Together with the accompanying Activity Guide, Telling God's Story, Year 3 provides a full year of religious instruction.
Telling God's Story, Year Two: The Kingdom of Heaven: Student Guide & Activity Pages (Telling God's Story)by Justin Moore
Host a feast like ones Jesus and his disciples might have eaten. Defend a flock from wolves. Learn about compassion by playing the Good Samaritan Game, and re-create Jesus' final days with the Passion Week comic strip. These lesson plans, designed to accompany the weekly lessons laid out in Telling God's Story: Instructor Text and Teaching Guide, Year Two (sold separately), provide enough additional activities to fill out an entire week of home school or private school study. A core set of activities is also provided for the use of Sunday School teachers. Coloring pages accompany each lesson and accurately reflect the historical setting of the original stories, while a full range of crafts, games, and activities help young students understand and remember.
Telling God's Story, Year Two: The Kingdom of Heaven: Instructor Text & Teaching Guide (Telling God's Story)by Peter Enns
Weekly religion lessons for second-graders, scripted for parents and teachers to make preparation and instruction straightforward and simple. The second in a twelve-year series designed to take young students from elementary through high school, Telling God's Story, Year Two provides scripted weekly lessons for second graders and the adults who teach them. Each weekly lesson provides pithy, content-filled background information for the teacher, a biblical passage from one of the four Gospels to read aloud, and a scripted explanation of the passage designed especially for children to grasp with ease.
Telling God's Story, Year One: Meeting Jesus: Instructor Text & Teaching Guide (Telling God's Story)by Peter Enns
A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World. The first level in a twelve-level series designed to take young students from elementary through high school, Telling God's Story: Year One provides weekly lessons for elementary-grade students, based on the parables and the Gospels. The Instructor Text and Teaching Guide contains pithy, content-filled background information for the teacher, a biblical passage to read aloud, and a scripted explanation of the passage designed especially for young children to grasp with ease. This Year One curriculum provides a full year of religious instruction.
A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World. In this accessible and engaging book, Peter Enns (author of the controversial and best-selling Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament) provides parents and teachers with a straightforward and intelligent twelve-year plan for teaching the Bible. Written for lay readers but incorporating the best scholarly insights, Telling God's Story avoids sectarian agendas. Instead, Enns suggests beginning with the parables of the Gospels for the youngest students; continuing on with the more complex stories of the Old and New Testaments for middle grade students; and guiding high school students into an understanding of the history and culture of biblical times.
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