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A Very Pukka Murder: The First Maharajah Mystery

by Arjun Gaind

From the borders of icy Kashmir to the shark-infested shores of the Malabar Coast, Major William Russell, the English Resident of the small, princely state of Rajpore, is renowned as a straitlaced man of rigorous habit. When his valet knocks on his bedroom door the morning after the 1909 New Year’s Ball and receives no response, he and the Resident’s elderly secretary eventually task the English Commandant of Cavalry with breaking it down. The Resident is dead in his bed. His Highness Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Maharaja Sikander Singh, Light of Heaven, Sword of Justice, Shield of the Faithful, sole ruler of Rajpore, is slow to rise after the night of revelry. But news of the murder galvanizes him. The fabulously wealthy Maharaja, who perforce has surrendered much of his authority to the British, is a man of indolent habit although he keeps himself thoroughly fit. A lover of luxury cars and beautiful women, his deepest passion is for mysteries. He cannot resist an enigma, relishing a riddle and the rush of resolving it. Like August Dupin and Sherlock Holmes, Sikander wields careful and deliberate logic to crack puzzles that leave less intelligent men confounded. Here is such an opportunity, and well timed–for the Maharaja, resigned to another year of indolence, is almost fatally bored. Abandoning the lavish comforts of his ornate palace, Sikander orders his massive manservant Charan Singh into his Silver Ghost and speeds to the insular English settlement. Despite the objections of the local Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police, he works the crime scene and deduces that Resident was poisoned by a massive dose of strychnine. As a clock starts ticking—the British authorities dispatch their own investigator from Simla— Sikander overcomes obstacles, false trails, and the growing hostility of the English Establishment, while learning that Major Russell was not as pukka, as proper, as he liked to pretend. Will the Maharaja work through a surplus of suspects and motives before the British shut him down and cover up the truth about the Major’s death? Arjun Gaind’s clever, fascinating debut introduces an elegant new detective in the tradition of Lord Peter Wimsey, while painting a scathing portrait of the British Raj.

Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies

by Dan Gookin

Outsmart your new Android Getting a smartphone or tablet can be intimidating for anyone, but this user-friendly guide is here to help you to get the most out of all your new gadget has to offer! Whether you’re upgrading from an older model or totally new to the awesome world of Androids, this book makes it easier than ever to get up and running with the latest technology. From setup and configuration to taking advantage of all those intricate bells and whistles, Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies helps you unleash everything your Android can do for you. If you’re looking to use your phone or tablet for texting, emailing, accessing the Internet, or anything in between, you’ll want to keep this go-to reference close by every step of the way. • Make sense of the phone features • Find your way around with navigation • Capture moments on the camera • Seamlessly sync with a PC or Mac Who needs a headache when dealing with a new device? This book makes it totally pain free!

Amazing Animal Adventures Digital Sampler Pack

by LBYR Assorted Authors

The three book samplers inside Amazing Animal Adventures feature spectacular creatures. From a nanny who happens to be a pig to the illusive sasquatch to a brave pack of dogs, these animals are extraordinary creatures. Each book is the first in a series.

Boundless Dominion: Providence, Politics, and the Early Canadian Presbyterian Worldview

by Denis McKim

In the twenty-first century, the word Presbyterian is virtually synonymous with “austere” and “parochial.” These associations are by no means historically unfounded, as early Canadian Presbyterians insisted on Sabbath observance and had a penchant for inter- and intra-denominational disagreement. However, many other ideas circulated within this religious community’s collective psyche. Boundless Dominion delves into the elaborate worldview that galvanized nineteenth-century Canadian Presbyterianism. Denis McKim uncovers a vibrant print culture and Presbyterian support for such initiatives as Indigenous evangelism, temperance advocacy, and anti-slavery activism and finds that many of the denomination’s characteristics contrast sharply with its dour and quarrelsome reputation. Tracing the themes of providence, politics, nature, and history in Presbyterian communities across five provinces, from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick to Lower and Upper Canada, this book reveals that at the heart of this denomination lay a desire to facilitate God’s dominion and to promote Protestant piety across northern North America and beyond. Through an innovative approach to the study of religious ideas, Boundless Dominion highlights the permeability of borders and the myriad ways in which nineteenth-century Canada – including its Presbyterian community – shaped and was shaped by interactions with the wider world.

The Leadership Contract Field Guide: The Personal Roadmap to Becoming a Truly Accountable Leader

by Vince Molinaro

Commit to great leadership and implement it today The Leadership Contract Field Guide provides a practical blueprint for implementing the Leadership Contract. Reading is one thing, but new ideas cannot be useful until they are put into practice—so now it is time to commit. Review the major tenets of great leadership, internalize them, and look around at your organization; what does your organization currently need the most? Where is the clear deficit? What do your people most need right now to work to their full potential? That’s where you start. Decisions? Make them. Obligations? Fulfill them. Hard work? Toughen up. Leadership is a privilege and a responsibility, and this book shows you how to move from conceptualizing “great leadership” into practicing great leadership—starting today. This guide summarizes what you learned in The Leadership Contract, and integrates that knowledge into real-world actions that make you more effective, while new discussion on accountability draws from research and case studies from major organizations to give you fresh perspective and valuable insight. The result is a clear roadmap to high performance, and you’re standing on the starting line—are you ready to go? Review the key points of what it means to lead Focus on accountability and fulfilling obligations Identify and accommodate organizational needs Implement the Contract to become a more effective leader Your employees are your biggest, most valuable asset, and you should be theirs. You need to equip them to succeed, motivate them to achieve, and inspire them to new heights with each and every interaction. In word and in deed, you must walk the walk every single day. This is what great leadership looks like, and it is already inside of you. The Leadership Contract Field Guide gives you a systematic blueprint for unleashing your very best and achieving so much more.

Nursing Practice: Knowledge and Care

by Ian Peate Karen Wild

The second edition of the successful and definitive nursing textbook, Nursing Practice is designed to support the student throughout the entire nursing degree. Structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, it explores a range of clinical and professional issues that the student will need to know, in one complete and accessible volume. Thoroughly updated and with full-colour, high quality illustrations throughout, this new edition features an additional chapter on the principles of supporting families and carers in practice, advice on revalidation, as well as a number of learning features and activities to help consolidate learning. Nursing Practice provides invaluable information to enable not just student nurses, but also those who are qualified and members of the extended nursing family, to develop a deeper understanding of their patients’ needs and to ensure that they are practicing safely and effectively.

Engineering Biostatistics: An Introduction using MATLAB and WinBUGS

by Brani Vidakovic

Provides a one-stop resource for engineers learning biostatistics using MATLAB® and WinBUGS Through its scope and depth of coverage, this book addresses the needs of the vibrant and rapidly growing bio-oriented engineering fields while implementing software packages that are familiar to engineers. The book is heavily oriented to computation and hands-on approaches so readers understand each step of the programming. Another dimension of this book is in parallel coverage of both Bayesian and frequentist approaches to statistical inference. It avoids taking sides on the classical vs. Bayesian paradigms, and many examples in this book are solved using both methods. The results are then compared and commented upon. Readers have the choice of MATLAB® for classical data analysis and WinBUGS/OpenBUGS for Bayesian data analysis. Every chapter starts with a box highlighting what is covered in that chapter and ends with exercises, a list of software scripts, datasets, and references. Engineering Biostatistics: An Introduction using MATLAB® and WinBUGS also includes: parallel coverage of classical and Bayesian approaches, where appropriate substantial coverage of Bayesian approaches to statistical inference material that has been classroom-tested in an introductory statistics course in bioengineering over several years exercises at the end of each chapter and an accompanying website with full solutions and hints to some exercises, as well as additional materials and examples Engineering Biostatistics: An Introduction using MATLAB® and WinBUGS can serve as a textbook for introductory-to-intermediate applied statistics courses, as well as a useful reference for engineers interested in biostatistical approaches.

Design for Safety

by Louis J. Gullo Jack Dixon

A one-stop reference guide to design for safety principles and applications Design for Safety (DfSa) provides design engineers and engineering managers with a range of tools and techniques for incorporating safety into the design process for complex systems. It explains how to design for maximum safe conditions and minimum risk of accidents. The book covers safety design practices, which will result in improved safety, fewer accidents, and substantial savings in life cycle costs for producers and users. Readers who apply DfSa principles can expect to have a dramatic improvement in the ability to compete in global markets. They will also find a wealth of design practices not covered in typical engineering books—allowing them to think outside the box when developing safety requirements. Design Safety is already a high demand field due to its importance to system design and will be even more vital for engineers in multiple design disciplines as more systems become increasingly complex and liabilities increase. Therefore, risk mitigation methods to design systems with safety features are becoming more important. Designing systems for safety has been a high priority for many safety-critical systems—especially in the aerospace and military industries. However, with the expansion of technological innovations into other market places, industries that had not previously considered safety design requirements are now using the technology in applications. Design for Safety: Covers trending topics and the latest technologies Provides ten paradigms for managing and designing systems for safety and uses them as guiding themes throughout the book Logically defines the parameters and concepts, sets the safety program and requirements, covers basic methodologies, investigates lessons from history, and addresses specialty topics within the topic of Design for Safety (DfSa) Supplements other books in the series on Quality and Reliability Engineering Design for Safety is an ideal book for new and experienced engineers and managers who are involved with design, testing, and maintenance of safety critical applications. It is also helpful for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering. Design for Safety is the second in a series of “Design for” books. Design for Reliability was the first in the series with more planned for the future.

Kentucky Algebra 1

by Day Carter Cuevas

NIMAC-sourced textbook

El puente de la amistad

by Lori O'Dea Lesli Favor Alexandra Colombo

NIMAC-sourced textbook

The Grass is Always Greener and Let Sleeping Dogs Lie : Two Original Fables

by Jeffrey Fuerst Karen Phelps V. G. Meyers

Perform these original fables about the animals on a farm.

Agnes Grey

by Anne Brontë

A largely autobiographical work, Agnes Grey is the tale of a lowly governess in the employ of the English gentry. The novel examines the contempt and inhumanity shown towards the poor though educated women of the Victorian Age, whose only resource was to become a governess.

Agnes Grey

by Anne Brontë

Agnes Grey is the story of a young woman who is forced by poverty to work as a governess for wealthy families while attempting to find love and happiness of her own. Set in early Victorian England, and based on Anne Bronte's own experiences, the novel explores Agnes's struggles with her cruel, uncaring employers, and a society that does not value a woman of her low position. Though less well known than the novels of her sisters, Emily and Charlotte, Anne's first book has been praised by critics for its wit and "near perfect prose."

Antony and Cleopatra: A Tragedy

by William Shakespeare

Antony, the soldier of Rome, and Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, struggle with tragic consequences against the power and authority of the emerging Roman Empire.

Animals on the Move (Animal Planet Animal Bites)

by Dorothea Di Prisco

With more than 200 gorgeous photos of animals in their natural habitats, there's action and adventure on every page of Animals on the Move. This fast-moving addition to the Animal Bites series provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite animals. Arranged thematically with a focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about migration, fast and slow, hunting and playing, and animal movement on land, in the air, and in water, Special book features designed for this age group include simple graphics and 'Just Like Me' sidebars with fascinating animal facts for young readers to learn more about themselves and the amazing animals that share our world.

Organic Reaction Mechanisms 2014: An annual survey covering the literature dated January to December 2014

by A. C. Knipe

Organic Reaction Mechanisms 2014, the 50th annual volume in this highly successful and unique series, surveys research on organic reaction mechanisms described in the available literature dated 2014. The following classes of organic reaction mechanisms are comprehensively reviewed: Reaction of Aldehydes and Ketones and their Derivatives Reactions of Carboxylic, Phosphoric, and Sulfonic Acids and their Derivatives Oxidation and Reduction Carbenes and Nitrenes Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Carbocations Nucleophilic Aliphatic Substitution Carbanions and Electrophilic Aliphatic Substitution Elimination Reactions Polar Addition Reactions Cycloaddition Reactions Molecular Rearrangements An experienced team of authors compile these reviews every year, so that the reader can rely on a continuing quality of selection and presentation. This volume includes a 5-year cumulative index.

Annual Plant Reviews, Plant Mitochondria

by David C. Logan

This long-awaited second edition covers the major changes that have occurred in the field over the last decade Completely revised with the most up-to-date research and including brand new chapters, Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 50: Plant Mitochondria, 2nd Edition presents the multifaceted roles of mitochondria in plants. The book starts with a short history of plant mitochondrial research; discusses how coevolution shaped plant mitochondrial gene expression; explains control of number, shape, size, and motility of mitochondria; delves into stress responses and roles in stress alleviation in mitochondrial biochemistry; covers the damage repair pathway of the Calvin-Benson cycle; and more. Containing sections written by many of the world’s leading researchers in this area, this book brings together and reviews for the first time many recent advances. It offers chapters on: Bioblasts, Cytomikrosomen & Chondriosomes; The Crosstalk Between Genomes; The Dynamic Chondriome; Metal Homeostasis in Plant Mitochondria; RNA Metabolism and Transcript Regulation; Mitochondrial Regulation and Signalling in the Photosynthetic Cell; Mitochondrial Biochemistry; Ecophysiology of Plant Respiration; Photorespiration; and Mitochondria and Cell Death. Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 50: Plant Mitochondria, 2nd Edition is an extremely important and timely book that will be of great use and interest to plant scientists, cell and molecular biologists, and biochemists.

Make: Electronics

by Charles Platt

"This is teaching at its best!" --Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com) "A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly." --Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you'll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! Build working devices, from simple to complex You'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronics concepts and techniques. Discover by breaking things: experiment with components and learn from failure Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home, equipped with the tools and parts you'll need Learn about key electronic components and their functions within a circuit Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronic jewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combination lock Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environment and avoid obstacles Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doing and why

Programming iOS 11: Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks

by Matt Neuburg

If you’re grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks.Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touchUse view controllers to manage multiple screens of interfaceMaster interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controlsDive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensorsAccess user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendarExplore additional topics, including files, networking, and threadsStay up-to-date on iOS 11 innovations, such as:Drag and dropAutolayout changes (including the new safe area)Stretchable navigation barsTable cell swipe buttonsDynamic type improvementsOffline sound file rendering, image picker controller changes, new map annotation types, and moreAll example code (now rewritten in Swift 4) is available on GitHub for you to download, study, and run.Want to brush up on the basics? Pick up iOS 11 Programming Fundamentals with Swift to learn about Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa. Together with Programming iOS 11, you’ll gain a solid, rigorous, and practical understanding of iOS 11 development.

An Antarctic Mystery

by Jules Verne

An Antarctic Mystery; or, The Sphinx of the Ice Fields, was published first in 1897 as a response to Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It is an adventure story following the journey of of an unnamed narrator through the Kerguelen Islands in the Indian Ocean aboard the ship, the Halbrane.

Anyone but Him

by Sheila O'Flanagan

Sheila O'Flanagan's bestseller is a touching and page-turning read about love, heartache and the unbreakable bond between sisters, not to be missed by readers of Kerry Lonsdale and Jamie Beck. Andie and her sister Jin have never seen eye to eye. Andie doesn't envy Jin her marriage to a wealthy businessman, while Jin can't believe Andie's happy with her man-free existence (if only she knew!). But when their widowed mother Cora comes back from a Caribbean cruise with more than just a suntan, Andie and Jin are united in horror. Who is this gorgeous young man who's swept their mother off her feet? What the women really need is a friend to set the world to rights with - but can they be friends with each other?

Agnes Grey

by Anne Brontë

A largely autobiographical work, Agnes Grey is the tale of a lowly governess in the employ of the English gentry. The novel examines the contempt and inhumanity shown towards the poor though educated women of the Victorian Age, whose only resource was to become a governess.

Miles Off Course

by Sulari Gentill

"Norman Lindsay is a complete and utter bastard!" With this curse heaped upon the renowned real-life Australian artist and cartoonist, Miles Off Course gets underway. It is early in 1933, and wealthy bohemian Rowland Sinclair and his companions, a poet, a painter, and a sculptress who also models nude, are ensconced in the superlative luxury of The Hydro Majestic-Medlow Bath, where trouble seems distant, despite Australia's being roiled by the same political currents as are upending Europe. But Rowland, try as he might to lead the boho life in Sydney in the family mansion or in a luxury spa, can't dismiss the responsibilities of being a Sinclair. Most of them rest upon his conservative elder brother, Wilfred. And Wil now makes two claims on Rowly. One is to appear at an important upcoming board meeting of a firm where Rowly, pressured by Wil, serves as a director. And the other is to hustle up into the high country where a longtime family stockman appears to have gone missing-and find him. Harry Simpson is an aborigine. The easy answer is that Harry has gone walkabout, but neither Sinclair brother believes this to be true. Plus there are the Sinclair cattle to round up. Instead of saddling up, Rowly insists upon driving his beautiful if despised Mercedes-Benz and taking a posse in the persons of his three live-in friends along. And off they go into a rollicking Outback adventure, where the familiar elements of an American Western blend with gangsters, spies, murder-and a very belligerent writer. The plot dances inventively around actual historical events and a cameo appearance or two made by famous Australian historical figures. Which takes us back to Norman Lindsay…. Miles Off Course follows closely upon A Few Right-Thinking Men and A Decline in Prophets.

Royal Service: My Twelve Years as Valet to Prince Charles

by Stephen Barry

[from inside flaps] "Since the fairy-tale marriage of the dashing Prince to the blonde and beautiful Lady Diana in July 1981, followed by the birth a year later of Prince William of Wales, the public's fascination with Great Britain's Royal Family has continued unabated. And Stephen Barry, personal valet to Prince Charles for the twelve years prior to the Prince's marriage, was privy to more confidential information and closer to the day-to-day activities of the future monarch than almost anyone else. In Royal Service, Barry takes us into the inner workings of Buckingham Palace and reveals what it is really like to be a commoner living and working side-by-side with royalty. On the one hand, Barry maintains, "one is so protected working for the Royals that it can be difficult to function on one's feet outside." Royals are indeed different from the rest of us, and that difference is rigidly upheld: "However kind and friendly they are, in the end they are Royal." This candid memoir details those differences with clarity, humor, and affection. Filled with personal anecdotes, from intimate revelations about the "other women" in the Prince's life to the courtship of Diana, to particulars of the fabled honeymoon on the Royal yacht Britannia, Royal Service provides a never-before look through the Royal keyhole at the entire family. We join family picnics at Sandringham, go grouse shooting at Balmoral, and participate in the joyous family Christmas at Windsor Castle. We learn about the different relationships between family members, from the Queen and Prince Philip to the independent Princesses Margaret and Anne, and we get as well an exclusive look at Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles in their unique dual relationship as mother/son and monarch/heir apparent Royal Service is also the poignant story of a commoner who came into the Palace as a footman in 1967 at the age of nineteen and only three years later found himself traveling around the globe with his Prince--from polo matches in Australia to the funeral of Anwahr Sadat in Cairo--and organizing the enormously busy workload of the future monarch. In sum, Royal Service is truly an "upstairs at Buckingham Palace"--a delectable, unforgettable portrait of Prince Charles by the only man who could have written it."

Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1

by Ramsey Campbell Bryce Stevens Christopher Sequiera Steve Proposch

Celebrated horror writer H. P. Lovecraft's first major tale of his Cthulhu Mythos began an entire sub-genre of the macabre and in that story, he made Australia a crucial location in his supernatural universe. Now, a group of Australia's most accomplished writers of speculative fiction return to the promise of the master. This collection not only includes the best Australian Lovecraftian fiction but also presents new stories by internationally-lauded Australian creators Lucy Sussex, Kaaron Warren, and Janeen Webb. The book is the first in a series that will provoke fresh new imaginings of cosmic horror visited upon the land down under, and remind readers that when the stars come right, things for the inhabitants beneath the Southern Cross may go very, very wrong.

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