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Go and Bury Your Dead: A John Henry Cole Story

by Eric Dove Bill Brooks

John Henry Cole’s life has quieted down from what it had always been, and he can now settle down and make improvements on his small ranch. But everything changes when an old rancher named Wilson rides in with his two sons.Wilson is willing to pay Cole $5,000 to help get back his wife, Lenora, who has been taken hostage by Lucky Jack Dancer, an outlaw who had robbed the train on which she was a passenger. She is being held prisoner in Gun Town, a safe haven for outlaws.Cole had sided Lucky Jack Dancer years ago when both of them had operated as US marshals in the Indian Nations, but that was before Lucky Jack had quit the service and become an outlaw. The situation becomes complicated when Cole learns that Wilson’s son doesn’t want the woman back and that Wilson’s health is seriously compromised.

The Official Scratch Jr. Book: Help Your Kids Learn to Code

by Mitchel Resnick Marina Umaschi Bers

ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads, Android tablets, Amazon tablets, and Chromebooks. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games.The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you’ll find:–Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions–Ways to connect the activity with literacy and math concepts–Tips for grown-ups and teachers–Creative challenges to take the learning furtherBy the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures!The ScratchJr app now supports English, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, and Thai.

The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

by Simon Monk

Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors?No way. You’ll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse before it’s too late. This indispensable guide to survival after Z-day, written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, will teach you how to generate your own electricity, salvage parts, craft essential electronics, and out-survive the undead.,p>Take charge of your environment:–Monitor zombie movement with trip wires and motion sensors–Keep vigilant watch over your compound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi surveillance systems–Power zombie defense devices with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar powerEscape imminent danger:–Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs–Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home–Forestall subplot disasters with fire and smoke detectorsCommunicate with other survivors:–Hail nearby humans using Morse code–Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies–Fervently scan the airwaves with a frequency hopperFor anyone from the budding maker to the keen hobbyist, The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool.Uses the Arduino Uno board and Raspberry Pi Model B+ or Model 2

Clojure for the Brave and True: Learn the Ultimate Language and Become a Better Programmer

by Daniel Higginbotham

For weeks, months—nay!—from the very moment you were born, you’ve felt it calling to you. At long last you’ll be united with the programming language you’ve been longing for: Clojure!As a Lisp-style functional programming language, Clojure lets you write robust and elegant code, and because it runs on the Java Virtual Machine, you can take advantage of the vast Java ecosystem. Clojure for the Brave and True offers a "dessert-first" approach: you’ll start playing with real programs immediately, as you steadily acclimate to the abstract but powerful features of Lisp and functional programming. Inside you’ll find an offbeat, practical guide to Clojure, filled with quirky sample programs that catch cheese thieves and track glittery vampires.Learn how to:–Wield Clojure’s core functions–Use Emacs for Clojure development–Write macros to modify Clojure itself–Use Clojure’s tools to simplify concurrency and parallel programmingClojure for the Brave and True assumes no prior experience with Clojure, the Java Virtual Machine, or functional programming. Are you ready, brave reader, to meet your true destiny? Grab your best pair of parentheses—you’re about to embark on an epic journey into the world of Clojure!

Doing Math with Python: Use Programming to Explore Algebra, Statistics, Calculus, and More!

by Amit Saha

Doing Math with Python shows you how to use Python to delve into high school–level math topics like statistics, geometry, probability, and calculus. You’ll start with simple projects, like a factoring program and a quadratic-equation solver, and then create more complex projects once you’ve gotten the hang of things.Along the way, you’ll discover new ways to explore math and gain valuable programming skills that you’ll use throughout your study of math and computer science. Learn how to:–Describe your data with statistics, and visualize it with line graphs, bar charts, and scatter plots–Explore set theory and probability with programs for coin flips, dicing, and other games of chance–Solve algebra problems using Python’s symbolic math functions–Draw geometric shapes and explore fractals like the Barnsley fern, the Sierpinski triangle, and the Mandelbrot set–Write programs to find derivatives and integrate functionsCreative coding challenges and applied examples help you see how you can put your new math and coding skills into practice. You’ll write an inequality solver, plot gravity’s effect on how far a bullet will travel, shuffle a deck of cards, estimate the area of a circle by throwing 100,000 "darts" at a board, explore the relationship between the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio, and more.Whether you’re interested in math but have yet to dip into programming or you’re a teacher looking to bring programming into the classroom, you’ll find that Python makes programming easy and practical. Let Python handle the grunt work while you focus on the math.Uses Python 3

Vida y Música de Alejandro Marcovich

by Alejandro Marcovich

En este libro, Alejandro Marcovich, el legendario guitarrista de Caifanes, uno de los grupos más influyentes del rock en español, reproduce su andar a través de la música, recuerda su infancia y sus primeras canciones. En esta autobiografía, el músico nos relata su vida y cómo se convirtió en uno de los pocos guitarristas con un sonido propio, identificable desde las primeras notas, capaz de hacer hablar a la guitarra desde lo más dulce hasta lo más desgarrado y extremo, para transformarse en una inspiración para varias generaciones.

La hija de las flores

by Vanessa Da Mata

Flor de Naranjo no es una chica como cualquiera. No sabe quién es su madre ni su padre, el pueblo entero la ha rechazado toda su vida, pero nunca supo la razón. De joven adulta descubre que el mundo que la rodea no es como ella siempre creyó. Comienza a vivirlo a escondidas de sus tías y se enamora. ¿Logrará demostrar Flor de Naranjo que no es tan malvada como el pueblo cree? ¿Conseguirá vivir la vida como ella quiere?

El libro del demonio: La escuela se vuelve tenebrosa

by Erika Mcgann

Grace dejó de respirar por unos instantes. Tuvo que hacer un esfuerzo para contener el grito que deseaba escapar de su garganta. Grace y sus cuatro mejores amigas, Jenny, Rachel, Adie y Una, son brujas inexpertas. Una noche liberan los poderes mágicos de un demonio que ejecuta todos sus hechizos. Ahora que se empiezan a cumplir sus embrujos, no están tan seguras de querer verlos realizados.

Creencia, Duda y Fanatismo: ¿Es esencial tener algo en que creer?

by Osho

¿Es esencial tener algo en que creer? Un hombre de verdadera confianza no tiene creencias, sino que confía porque ha llegado a entender lo hermosa que es la vida. Y ha llegado a entender que la vida es atemporal, eterna. Ha llegado a entender que en su interior está el reino de Dios. Se convierte en rey, y no en el sentido ordinario de la palabra, porque el reino que viene de fuera no es más que un reino de sueños.

Adriano: El gran emperador romano

by James Morwood

Un suceso fundamental en la vida del emperador Adriano ocurrió cuando su joven amante Antínoo, el griego de Bitinia, se ahogó en el Nilo en octubre de 130. El imperio romano, además de haber sido uno de los imperios más importantes de la historia de la humanidad, también le transmitió al mundo occidental una gran riqueza. Este libro habla sobre una época que demuestra el poderío y la cultura de dicho Imperio. Adriano es uno de los emperadores más conocidos, en especial porque aún se conservan múltiples construcciones que mandó edificar. Podemos ver claros ejemplos en la Muralla de Adriano, el Panteón y mucho más.

Marshal of Hel Dorado

by Heather Long

Meet Sam Kane. The oldest brother, the steadfast son, the confidant marshal. He’s never met a problem too hot to handle. In the shadows of the Old West, that untamed land, live bands of outlaws and outsiders. In a time when fevers could fell whole towns, these few survivors are marked. Marked…and forever changed.The Marshal of Dorado believes he’s ready for anything until a gang behind a string of robberies across the territory set their sights on his town. Now with the bank’s gold inexplicably missing from a locked safe, the town hunting the elusive thieves and a passionate redhead with a fiery secret in his jail, Sam has his hands full. Scarlett Morning Star lived in seclusion in the mountains of West Texas most of her life. She longs for adventure, but with seven very protective older brothers, adventure is hard to come by. When she tags along uninvited on their latest escapade, she is left behind during a bank robbery and finds herself in the custody of the very sexy town marshal. The town wants to lynch her, the Marshal wants answers and her brothers want her back, can Scarlett keep it together or will her explosive secret burn them all? Her life. His badge. Their fight.

Cracking the Code to a Successful Interview: 15 Insider Secrets from a Top-Level Recruiter

by Evan Pellett

Cracking the Code to a Successful Interview is a groundbreaking new scientific, proactive, cutting-edge, hands-on, proven approach to job interviews by an award-winning, highly decorated recruiter. This REAPRICH eight-step interview method will give you a proactive way to take control of your interview. You will learn the secret, never-before-published "questions behind the questions." These are the questions that every manager unconsciously needs answered in order to hire you.

Scags at 30

by Deborah Emin

Scags at 30 has been listed as one of the best Christian LGBTQ Books of 2016 by the QSpirit.Scags at 30 is the third installment in the Scags Series, a 4-part exploration of a woman's awakening at various ages and in all seasons. In this latest volume, Scags is living in NYC during the winter of 1981 when Reagan is both inaugurated and an attempted assassination takes place but also when John Lennon is killed, the town is facing bankruptcy and the AIDS epidemic is just beginning to appear in the city. Scags works at a think tank where she is writing, plotting out what her life could be and falling in love with a former nun whose mysterious life impels Scags to look much deeper at her own ambitions.

Quanta

by Aileen Erin Lola Dodge

Just because Quanta can see the future doesn't mean she can change it. She's spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she's finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They'll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she's seen how their love plays out?THE SHADOW RAVEN SERIES1. CIPHER by Aileen Erin2. QUANTA by Lola Dodge3. QUANTA RESET by Lola Dodge -- Releases September 27, 2016!

Alpha Divided

by Aileen Erin

Life has been crazy since Tessa McCaide moved to Texas. She's gone from being a normal-ish girl with visions to a super-powered werewolf. She's fought off vampires and broken a nearly unbreakable curse. And she's got a hot mate, Dastien Laurent, to keep her busy. Things are looking up until the full moon ceremony rolls around. Before Tessa can strengthen her bond with Dastien, the local coven crashes the gates, demanding that Tessa--their heir apparent--be returned. If the pack wants to avoid a war with the witches, handing Tessa over is the only option. Tessa doesn't want to cause an all-out fight, but joining a dark-magic coven isn't on her to-do list, especially if embracing her magic side means parting with Dastien. When the coven leader tries to control Tessa with dark-magic, Tessa realizes she has to dismantle the coven or prepare the pack for war. Either choice will change her life--and her world--forever.THE ALPHA GIRLS SERIES1. BECOMING ALPHA2. AVOIDING ALPHA3. ALPHA DIVIDED4. BRUJA5. ALPHA UNLEASHED6. SHATTERED PACK -- Releases May 31, 2016!

How Software Works: The Magic Behind Encryption, CGI, Search Engines, and Other Everyday Technologies

by V. Anton Spraul

We use software every day to perform all kinds of magical, powerful tasks. It's the force behind stunning CGI graphics, safe online shopping, and speedy Google searches. Software drives the modern world, but its inner workings remain a mystery to many.How Software Works explains how computers perform common-yet-amazing tasks that we take for granted every day.Inside you'll learn:–How data is encrypted–How passwords are used and protected–How computer graphics are created–How video is compressed for streaming and storage–How data is searched (and found) in huge databases–How programs can work together on the same problem without conflict–How data travels over the InternetHow Software Works breaks down these processes with patient explanations and intuitive diagrams so that anyone can understand—no technical background is required, and you won't be reading through any code. In plain English, you'll examine the intricate logic behind the technologies you constantly use but never understood.If you've ever wondered what really goes on behind your computer screen, How Software Works will give you fascinating look into the software all around you.

Junkyard Jam Band: DIY Musical Instruments and Noisemakers

by David Erik Nelson

Making music doesn’t have to be about dropping big bucks in the guitar shop or endlessly fiddling with expensive software. You can make good noise out of bits of wood and wire, plastic and steel. When you build your own instruments, creating your own sound comes naturally.Junkyard Jam Band is a step-by-step guide to making a full array of complete musical projects—no previous carpentry or electronics experience required. Each build includes tips on how to coax the best sounds out of the instrument and encourages you to mod the project to fit your own style.Learn how to:–Bust up your old tape decks for a handheld old-skool Scratchbox–Give your voice a robotic makeover with the Droid Voicebox–Circuit-bend unsuspecting childhood toys into mutant glitching jazz-punk machines–Transform cigar boxes into thumb pianos and electric ukuleles–Build a crackling, multifunction Mud-n-Sizzle Preamp to attach to any electric music machineAlong the way, you’ll explore the physics behind wind instruments, discover how harmonics work, and get your feet wet with some music theory. To top it all off, the back of the book includes a soldering primer for total beginners, along with extra circuits to customize your instruments even further.Build your own band your way!

La reina de la distracción: Sobre cómo las mujeres que padecen TDAH pueden conquistar el caos, enfocarse y ser más productivas

by Terry Matlen

¿Sientes que el mundo se te viene encima entre tus quehaceres de la casa y el trabajo? ¿Te cuesta demasiado concentrarte más de 20 minutos? ¿Con frecuencia olvidas lo que tenías que hacer? Si contestaste que sí, es muy probable que tengas Trastorno por Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad (TDAH). Encontrarás valiosos consejos para que aquellas distracciones y olvidos que se interponen en tu día a día desaparezcan y tomes, de una vez por todas, el control de tu vida. Con este libro aprenderás que tener TDAH no es tan malo como creías, incluso lo puedes volver una de tus fortalezas, algo que aprenderás con la lectura de estas páginas.

La odisea de ser humano: ¿Es posible encontrar la felicidad en la vida ordinaria?

by Osho

El hombre es un puente que une lo animal con lo divino, y la conciencia de esta dualidad de la naturaleza es lo que nos hace humanos, dice Osho en el libro que usted tiene en sus manos. Recuerda, la vida consiste en las cosas pequeñas; no hay cosas grandes. Las cosas pequeñas acumuladas se convierten en cosas grandes. Un único acto puede no parecer muy significativo como bueno o malo. Una sola sonrisa no parecerá importante, pero una sonrisa es parte de un largo proceso. Ciertamente, una sola flor no es la guirnalda, pero no habrá ninguna guirnalda sin flores que la compongan.

La princesa noor: La historia de una espía de la India y su lucha contra los nazis

by Alfredo De Braganza

Francia, 1944. En su cuartel general en París, la Gestapo interroga y tortura tanto a simpatizantes de la Resistencia como a agentes enviados por los países aliados. Entre ellos destaca una mujer de «ojos negros almendrados», a quien la policía secreta ha seguido a lo largo de varios días por toda la ciudad: Noor Inayat Khan, cuyo propósito como radioperadora en la Francia invadida por los nazis es enviar mensajes cifrados —en código Morse— a la base de operaciones del soe, organización dedicada a realizar espionaje en los países ocupados.

Asesinos seriales mexicanos: Las entrañas de una realidad siniestra

by Ricardo Ham

En México la figura del asesino en serie ha sido negada históricamente, sin embargo, su presencia a lo largo y ancho del país no puede ocultarse, lo mismo al sur que al norte, e incluso exportando homicidas de antología. Nuestro territorio tiene una historia de más de 125 años de asesinos seriales. A lo largo de la historia, la imaginación del hombre ha creado seres a quienes temer: fantasmas, brujas, demonios, vampiros, hombres lobo, alienígenas o dioses que desatan toda su furia contra una sociedad entera; sin embargo, pese a todas las versiones existentes, estos extraños seres no dejan de ser sólo producto de nuestra imaginación. En la actualidad ha surgido una nueva bestia a la que tememos, pero al mismo tiempo seguimos con una extraña fascinación, se trata de los criminales que siempre siguen un mismo modelos para matar: los asesinos seriales.

Standing on Their Shoulders: Heroes of the Faith for Today

by Rhys Bezzant

Being a Christian means being part of a bigger story, for God has worked in the course of history to make a people for himself. There is great joy in being part of this story, because we are spared the anxiety of creating ourselves out of nothing. Rather than going it alone, we stand on the shoulders of those before us in the faith, and consequently see further.The studies in Heroes of the Faith tell the stories of twelve great heroes of the faith from the last two thousand years of history. Sometimes their strengths drove their story, sometimes their weaknesses, but their lives left others profoundly changed. From each of these flawed but faithful mentors, we can draw courage and receive spiritual nurture as we contend for the faith today.

Beyond the Myth of Self-Esteem: Finding Fulfilment

by John Smith Coral Chamberlain

Enticing yet potentially damaging 'myths' about self-esteem have become so deeply entrenched in pop culture that many accept them as truth. They have infiltrated parenting, teaching, the media, celebrity culture, advertising and even religion.Drawing on a wide range of resources and insights from his extraordinary experiences, John Smith uncovers common myths about self-esteem and explores their effects on individuals and society. To those who have come under the influence of these myths, he offers a fresh perspective on self-esteem and personal identity and the possibility of a more meaningful and fulfilling life.Beyond the Myth of Self-Esteem is essential reading if you are looking for a deeper understanding of your world. It will be of particular interest to those who have encountered unexpected obstacles along the path to living their dreams or have a lurking suspicion that there must be more to life than chasing success and spending money.

Avoiding Alpha

by Aileen Erin

Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before she's comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, she's avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction. When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows something's majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant--only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her. Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesn't understand, she'll do anything to save Meredith's life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks. Can Tessa save her friend without losing herself? ***A 52K Word Novella***THE ALPHA GIRLS SERIES1. BECOMING ALPHA2. AVOIDING ALPHA3. ALPHA DIVIDED4. BRUJA5. ALPHA UNLEASHED6. SHATTERED -- Releases November 29, 2016!

Becoming Alpha

by Aileen Erin

One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over.Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn't easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as "Freaky Tessa" behind.But Tessa doesn't realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being forced to attend St. Ailbe's Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves.Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into one of "them" and doom her to attending the weirdest high school ever, Tessa can't help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent.When vampires attack St. Alibe's and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems.THE ALPHA GIRLS SERIES1. BECOMING ALPHA2. AVOIDING ALPHA3. ALPHA DIVIDED4. BRUJA5. ALPHA UNLEASHED6. SHATTERED PACK -- Releases November 29, 2016!

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