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Getting Started with Drones: Build and Customize Your Own Quadcopter

by Belinda Kilby Terry Kilby

Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? <P><P>In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!

Docker Cookbook

by Sébastien Goasguen

Whether you're deploying applications on premise or in the cloud, this cookbook provides developers, operators, and IT professionals with more than 130 proven recipes for working with Docker.<P><P>With these practical solutions, experienced developers with no previous knowledge of Docker will be able to package and deploy distributed applications within a couple of chapters. IT professionals will be able to solve everyday problems, as well as create, run, share, and deploy Docker images. Operators will quickly be able to adopt the tools that will change the way they work.The recipes in this book will help you:Manage containers, mount data volumes, and link containersCreate and share container imagesNetwork containers across single or multiple hostsTackle advanced topics such as Docker configuration and developmentDeploy multi-container applications on a distributed cluster with KubernetesUse a new generation of operating systems optimized for DockerLearn tools for application deployment, continuous integration, service discovery, and orchestrationAccess a Docker host on Amazon AWS, Google GCE, and Microsoft AzureMonitor containers and explore different application use cases

Big Data for Chimps: A Guide to Massive-Scale Data Processing in Practice

by Russell Jurney Philip Flip Kromer

Finding patterns in massive event streams can be difficult, but learning how to find them doesn't have to be. This unique hands-on guide shows you how to solve this and many other problems in large-scale data processing with simple, fun, and elegant tools that leverage Apache Hadoop. You'll gain a practical, actionable view of big data by working with real data and real problems.Perfect for beginners, this book's approach will also appeal to experienced practitioners who want to brush up on their skills. Part I explains how Hadoop and MapReduce work, while Part II covers many analytic patterns you can use to process any data. As you work through several exercises, you'll also learn how to use Apache Pig to process data.Learn the necessary mechanics of working with Hadoop, including how data and computation move around the clusterDive into map/reduce mechanics and build your first map/reduce job in PythonUnderstand how to run chains of map/reduce jobs in the form of Pig scriptsUse a real-world dataset--baseball performance statistics--throughout the bookWork with examples of several analytic patterns, and learn when and where you might use them

Angel of God, My Guardian Dear

by Mary Elizabeth Tebo FSP

Help your children meet their guardian angels! Our guardian angels protect us, keep us company, and inspire us to pray and to perform acts of kindness. This charming board book explains God's special gift of guardian angels to little ones ages 1-3. With Read-Aloud narration that lets kids explore the book independently. Vibrant pictures illustrate various situations in a child's life and depict the guardian angel present with the child. Concluding with the traditional prayer to the guardian angel, children are encouraged to meet theirs!

IGCSE Core Mathematics 3ed + CD

by Ric Pimentel Terry Wall

Endorsed by Cambridge International ExaminationsGive your core level students the support and framework they require to get their best grades with this book dedicated to the core level content of the latest syllabus and written specifically to ensure a more appropriate pace.- Gives students the practice they require to deepen their understanding through plenty of practice questionsThis title has been written for Core content of the revised Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (0580) syllabus.

Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Core and Extended 3ed + CD

by Ric Pimentel Terry Wall

Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations.Currently the only endorsed textbook on the market up-to-date with the latest (0580) syllabus for examination from 2015- check the Resource Centre at - Gives students the practice they require to deepen their understanding through plenty of questions- Consolidates learning with unique digital resources on the CD, included free with every Student's BookThis is a cost-effective and straightforward way to teach the latest syllabus, with all the core and extended content covered by a single book and accompanying free digital resources. A book dedicated to the core level content is also available.

Access to History for the IB Diploma: Rights and protest

by Peter Clements Michael Scott-Baumann

A new book for Paper 1, Prescribed Subject 4: Rights and Protest The renowned IB Diploma History series, combining compelling narratives with academic rigor. An authoritative and engaging narrative, with the widest variety of sources at this level, helping students to develop their knowledge and analytical skills. Provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth content from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates - Dedicated exam practice with model answers and practice questions - TOK support and Historical Investigation questions to help with all aspects of the Diploma

OCR Psychology for A Level Book 1

by Louise Ellerby-Jones Nigel Wooldridge Sandra Latham

Ensures your students master the core studies and research methods for OCR Psychology with a clear, organised approach; activities, research practicals and practice questions develop the skills required at AS and A Level- Supports you and your students through the new OCR A Level specification, with an author team experienced in teaching and examining OCR Psychology- Helps students easily navigate the core studies and associated themes and perspectives with an organised, accessible approach- Ensures your students develop strong research skills, with research practicals and thorough coverage of the content needed for the Research methods paper- Develops the critical thinking, mathematical and problem-solving skills required for the study of Psychology through a wealth of targeted activities- Strengthens students' learning and progression with practice questions and extension activities

Girls Only!

by Victoria Parker

Girls Only! focuses on the practicalities of periods, the social and personal implications of starting your period, and the physical and emotional developments in puberty. It tells you what happens and when, what you need to know and how to prepare. It answers all the questions girls are dying to ask, but daren't, in a clear, friendly way, using real-life examples. It's the perfect first book about periods for girls of primary school age as it provides information at the right level. The tone is positive and reassuring and complemented by quirky illustrations throughout.

Public Speaking In A Week

by Matt Avery

Sunday: Write a speech to which people will want to listen that is well-researched, uses stimulating content and is tailored to the needs of the audienceMonday: Learn how to use effective speaking techniques such as projection, commanding the space and interaction with your audienceTuesday: Discover more advanced public speaking techniques such as using audio and visual aids, varying your pace, and adding tone and inflectionWednesday: Ensure you are fully prepared through memorizing key points and rehearsing with othersThursday: Control your nerves with relaxation techniques and confidence tricks of the tradeFriday: Engage with your audience by keeping to your script, making eye contact and varying your delivery Saturday: Understand the common mistakes to avoid so that you won't lose your audience's attention

Decisions on the Rules of Golf

by R A Championships Limited

Whilst many claim to know the Rules of Golf, the fact is that every year golf's governing bodies receive thousands of inquiries about how to apply these Rules to the actual game. Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2016 clarifies any ambiguity that might arise from the Rules and allows you to correctly interpret the complete Rules of Golf, including all new and revised decisions made by the R&A's Rules Committee and the USGA that come into effect in 2016. The level of detail is staggering, covering everything from using bottled water to gauge a slope to what to do when your ball lands on a crawfish mound, and the new ruling on Anchored Putting, which has been so controversial. Whether in competition or everyday play, this book provides you with the necessary guidance to impartially apply the Rules in any situation encountered on the golf course.

Career of Evil

by Robert Galbraith

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.

I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai Christina Lamb

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Secrets & Lies

by Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger both returns to the halls of Hamilton High and explores new territory in her collection of two e-book exclusive novellas. In these short stories, the author revisits a familiar cast of characters from THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and A Midsummer's Nightmare. Explore the uniquely teen world of high school drama, secrets, and romantic entanglements from completely fresh perspectives that will intrigue fans of Kody Keplinger and new readers alike.

The Kings of London

by William Shaw

In the Swinging Sixties, a battle for the soul of the city is fought between cops and criminals, the corrupt and the corruptible.London, November 1968. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat in his inbox and a mutilated body on his hands. The dead man was the wayward son of a rising politician and everywhere Breen turns to investigate, he finds himself obstructed and increasingly alienated. Breen begins to see that the abuse of power is at every level of society. And when his actions endanger those at the top, he becomes their target. Out in the cold, banished from a corrupt and fracturing system, Breen is finally forced to fight fire with fire. William Shaw paints the real portrait of London's swinging sixties. Authentic, powerful and poignant, The Kings of London reveals the shadow beyond the spotlight and the crimes committed in the name of liberation.

She's Leaving Home

by William Shaw

London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio.The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job.Breen is of the generation for whom reaching adulthood meant turning into one's parents and accepting one's place in the world. But the world around him is changing beyond recognition. Nothing illustrates the shift more than Helen Tozer, a brazen and rambunctious young policewoman assisting him with the case. Together they navigate a world on edge, where conservative tradition gives way to frightening new freedoms--and troubling new crimes.

Rise of Souls

by Michelle Zink

The third of three haunting novella spin-offs to Prophecy of the Sisters to be published as e-books. The Gate to the mortal world is finally closed. Lia Milthorpe has settled with her husband on Altus, the land that bridges the gap between the Otherworlds and the physical one. Samael's banishment has brought prosperity to the land, and no one is happier than Una Whelan. For the first time in centuries, those who live on the island--including Una and her suitor, Fenris--can do so in peace. Or so they thought.This novella reveals what happens to Lia, Dimitri, and Altus after Circle of Fire, the final book in the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy. If you thought there was a happy ending, think again.

Mistress of Souls

by Michelle Zink

The second of three haunting novella spin-offs to Prophecy of the Sisters to be published as original eBooks.After the tragic events of Prophecy of the Sisters, Lia Milthorpe left Birchwood, leaving her twin behind. Alice spent months isolated in the estate, her story of solitude untold. Until now.Alice Milthorpe barely eats. Now that her sister, Lia, has left Birchwood, her brother dead, her family gone, there is no one left to keep her from doing what she's always wanted to do. She sits every hour and wills her spirit to travel to the Otherworlds, where the Souls welcome her, where the demon Samael gives her companionship. If she could only persuade Lia to open the Gate and let him into the mortal realm, she would be happy.But she is not in the Otherworlds. She is here, on earth, in Birchwood, chained by a prophecy she would undo and a body she must care for. When she encounters James, her sister's fiancé, his kindness and understanding are the first human touch to reach her in months. She may have found her anchor to the physical world, after all.

Whisper of Souls

by Michelle Zink

Before Prophecy of the Sisters, before Alice and Lia became pawns in the curse that turned sister against sister, the burden of the prophecy belonged to their mother, Adelaide. This is her story.Adelaide Milthorpe is losing her grip on sanity. She is a Gate-a human portal to the Otherworlds, destined to bring forth Samael, the most powerful demon of all time, and his Lost Souls. Prowling the halls of Birchwood Manor, Adelaide is haunted by the whispers of the otherworldly Souls, who seek to use her for entry into the real world, where they would wreak havoc and rule beside their leader, Samael, in chaos. Their pleas plague her, torture her, tempt her. Samael calls to her, his promise of peace in the Otherworlds increasingly difficult to resist. And the stakes are high, for if Adelaide gives in to his urgings, her two daughters will inherit the same curse, forcing them to make the same impossible choice as they, too, are cast in the roles of Guardian and Gate. In this novella that delves further into the Prophecy, Adelaide's struggle to reconcile her two worlds as she descends into madness will captivate fans of the Prophecy of the Sisters series and new readers alike.

Season of Light

by Katharine Mcmahon

Two lives torn apart by the French Revolution...1788. Asa Ardleigh, the impressionable daughter of a country squire, has travelled to Paris with her sister Philippa and Philippa's new husband. In the heady days before the Revolution, they find a city fizzing with new ideas - and Asa meets and falls in love with a dashing revolutionary, Didier Paulin. When Asa is forced to return to England, their affair is curtailed, but they continue to exchange letters as storm clouds gather over France and war with England looms.Back in England, no one knows of Asa's liaison as the family's financial worries put pressure on her to marry. But then disturbing news reaches Asa from France, and she must decide whether to follow her head or her heart...

Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education

by Erin Kearney

Many educators aim to engage students in deeply meaningful learning in the language classroom, often facing challenges to connect the students with the culture of the language they are learning. This book aims to demonstrate that substantial intercultural learning can and does occur in the modern language classroom, and explores the features of the classroom that support meaningful culture-in-language-learning. The author argues that transformative modern language education is intimately tied to a view of language learning as an engagement in meaning-making activity, or semiotic practice. The empirical evidence presented is analyzed and then linked to both the theorizing of culture-in-language-teaching and to practical concerns of teaching.

Literacy Theories for the Digital Age

by Kathy A. Mills

Literacy Theories for the Digital Age insightfully brings together six essential approaches to literacy research and educational practice. The book provides powerful and accessible theories for readers, including Socio-cultural, Critical, Multimodal, Socio-spatial, Socio-material and Sensory Literacies. The brand new Sensory Literacies approach is an original and visionary contribution to the field, coupled with a provocative foreword from leading sensory anthropologist David Howes. This dynamic collection explores a legacy of literacy research while showing the relationships between each paradigm, highlighting their complementarity and distinctions. This highly relevant compendium will inspire researchers and teachers to explore new frontiers of thought and practice in times of diversity and technological change.

Refugee Resettlement in the United States

by Vaidehi Ramanathan Emily M. Feuerherm

This edited volume brings together scholars from various disciplines to discuss how language is used by, for, and about refugees in the United States in order to deepen our understanding of what 'refugee' and 'resettlement' mean. The main themes of the chapters highlight: the intersections of language education and refugee resettlement from community-based adult programs to elementary school classrooms; the language (of) resettlement policies and politics in the United States at both the national level and at the local level focusing on the agencies and organizations that support refugees; the discursive constructions of refugee-hood that are promulgated through the media, resettlement agencies, and even the refugees themselves. This volume is highly relevant to current political debates of immigration, human rights, and education, and will be of interest to researchers of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, and cultural studies.

The Acquisition of French in Multilingual Contexts

by Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes Katrin Schmitz

This volume brings together new research from different theoretical paradigms addressing the acquisition of French. It focuses on the acquisition of French in combination with English, German, Russian or Spanish and enriches our understanding of the particularities of French and the role of language combinations in the acquisition process. The chapters examine the development of different grammatical aspects (word order phenomena, adjective placement, dislocation and cleft constructions, wh-questions, DP phenomena, argument omissions and constructions with particular word groups) and use various methodologies (such as elicitation tasks, longitudinal studies and parsing experiments) to further add to our understanding of how French is acquired in different contexts. This book will be a resource for researchers and graduate students working in the discipline of language acquisition, especially those who are interested in language contact phenomena where two typologically different languages are involved.

Lover's Bite

by Maggie Shayne

Once Bitten, Twice ShyBefore she joined Reaper in hunting Gregor's gang of rogue bloodsuckers, privileged princess Topaz was gunning for just one vamp: Jack Heart. The gorgeous con man had charmed his way into her bed, her heart and her bank account, taking her for half a million dollars and vanishing without a word.Now she and Jack--maddeningly attractive as ever--are supposedly on the same side. As Reaper's ragtag outfit scatters, Topaz sets out to solve a mystery that's plagued her all her lives, mortal and immortal: what really happened to her movie-star mother, who died when Topaz was just a baby? With four men claiming to be her father, why has she always been alone? And what stake does Jack have in discovering the truth about her past? Topaz is sure he's up to something--but her suspicions are at war with her desires....

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