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The 1914 Giro d'Italia: The hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor. And now Tim Moore is going to ride it. And he's committed to total authenticity. . . Twelve years after Tim Moore toiled around the route of the Tour de France, he senses his achievement being undermined by the truth about 'Horrid Lance'. His rash response is to take on a fearsome challenge from an age of untarnished heroes: the notorious 1914 Giro d'Italia. History's most appalling bike race was an ordeal of 400-kilometer stages, filled with cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor--and it was all on a diet of raw eggs and red wine. Of the eighty-one riders who rolled out of Milan, only eight made it back. To truly capture the essence of what these riders endured a century ago, Tim acquires the ruined husk of a gear-less, wooden-wheeled 1914 road bike, some maps, and an alarming period outfit topped off with a pair of blue-lensed welding goggles. As Moore rides up and over the Alps and then down to the Adriatic (with only wine corks for breaks) Gironimo! is an adventure that is by turns recklessly incompetent, bold, beautiful and madly inspiring.
Geographic information systems (GIS) have become increasingly important in helping us understand complex social, economic, and natural dynamics where spatial components play a key role. The critical algorithms used in GIS, however, are notoriously difficult to both teach and understand, in part due to the lack of a coherent representation. GIS Algorithms attempts to address this problem by combining rigorous formal language with example case studies and student exercises. Using Python code throughout, Xiao breaks the subject down into three fundamental areas: Geometric Algorithms Spatial Indexing Spatial Analysis and Modelling With its comprehensive coverage of the many algorithms involved, GIS Algorithms is a key new textbook in this complex and critical area of geography.
GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called "geography on steroids. " GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald's is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you're in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you'll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You'll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The report describes potential applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research for understanding housing needs, addressing broader issues of urban poverty and community development, and improving access to information and services by the many users of HUD's data. It offers a vision of HUD as an important player in providing urban data to federal initiatives towards a spatial data infrastructure for the nation.
You can do more with Git than just build software. This practical guide delivers a unique people-first approach to version control that also explains how using Git as a focal point can help your team work better together. You'll learn how to plan and pursue a Git workflow that not only ensures that you accomplish project goals, but also fits the immediate needs and future growth of your team.The first part of the book on structuring workflow is useful for project managers, technical team leads, and CTOs. The second part provides hands-on exercises to help developers gain a better understanding of Git commands.Explore the dynamics of team buildingWalk through the process of creating and deploying software with GitStructure workflow to influence the way your team collaboratesLearn a useful process for conducting code reviewsSet up a shared repository and identify specific team members as contributors, consumers, or maintainersKnow the why behind the Git commands your teammates useUse branching strategies to separate different approaches to your projectExamine popular collaboration platforms: GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab
This pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job companion to Git, the distributed version control system. It provides a compact, readable introduction to Git for new users, as well as a reference to common commands and procedures for those of you with Git experience. Written for Git version 1.8.2, this handy task-oriented guide is organized around the basic version control functions you need, such as making commits, fixing mistakes, merging, and searching history. Examine the state of your project at earlier points in time Learn the basics of creating and making changes to a repository Create branches so many people can work on a project simultaneously Merge branches and reconcile the changes among them Clone an existing repository and share changes with push/pull commands Examine and change your repository's commit history Access remote repositories, using different network protocols Get recipes for accomplishing a variety of common tasks
Just seein' all the ZZ Top-lookin' folks drinkin' beer, havin' a good time, and not givin' a darn is awesome. And that's just the women! Dieting: I once went on the "liquid diet." I was supposed to drink nothin' but liquids for a week. But I got so drunk and sick of that Jim Beam and Coke, I'll never drink it again. Why his catchphrase "git-r-done" is better than other catchphrases: Ya can't be at a ball game with two outs in the ninth inning and yell to the pitcher "Bounty is the quicker picker-upper!!" It makes no sense. But you could yell "Git-r-done" and everyone would know what you meant. The red state-blue state divide: Is Dr. Seuss runnin' the government? Larry's mom on Larry's book: "There's really not much I can say here except for I apologize to everyone ahead of time for the crap you are about to read." -Larry's mom
This practical guide contains a wide variety of recipes, taking you through all the topics you need to know about to fully utilize the most advanced features of the Git system. If you are a software developer or a build and release engineer who uses Git in your daily work and want to take your Git knowledge to the next level, then this book is for you. To understand and follow the recipes included in this book, basic knowledge of Git command-line code is mandatory.
The book follows a Blended Learning Approach (Learning through multiple modes: Readers learn theory to understand the concept and reinforce it by practically doing it). The new concepts are introduced using examples of common day to day activities for quick realization spread across topics. For the computer literate who want to leverage the advantage of maintaining multiple versions of files/folders to go back and forth in time with respect to the files content. For developers, administrators, analysts, architects and any others who want to perform a simultaneous, collaborative or work in parallel on the same set of files.
It's one of the oldest books in the world and India's biggest blockbuster bestseller! - But isn't it meant only for religious old people? - But isn't it very long... and, erm, super difficult to read? - But isn't the stuff it talks about way too complex for regular folks to understand? Prepare to be surprised. Roopa Pai's spirited, one-of-a-kind retelling of the epic conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his mentor and friend Krishna busts these and other such myths about the Bhagavad Gita. Lucid, thought-provoking and brimming with fun trivia, this book will stay with you long after you have turned the last page. Why haven't you read it yet?
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most revered texts of all time, but it's often impenetrable to the 21st-century seeker. In Gita Wisdom, Joshua Greene retells this timeless text in a completely new way, revealing that it is, in essence, a heart-to-heart talk between two friends about the meaning of life. As Krishna and his friend Arjuna reminisce on a battlefield known as Kurukshetra, readers learn that the two played together as children, were close as young men, and became family when Arjuna married Krishna's sister. In later life the men shared extraordinary adventures, including a journey to places outside the known universe. Like all great literature, the Gita explores the human condition: who we are, where we came from, and why we're here. With a helpful glossary that lists names, terms, and places, this accessible, enlightening retelling is the perfect introduction to the Gita's venerable wisdom.
Unleash the power of collaborative development workflow using GitHub, one step at a time About This Book * Effectively use GitHub by learning its key features that leverage the power of Git and make collaboration on code easy to work with. * Be more productive on the development workflow of your projects using the valuable toolset that GitHub provides. * Explore the world of GitHub by following simple step-by-step real world scenarios accompanied by helpful, explanatory screenshots Who This Book Is For Intended for experienced or novice developers with a basic knowledge of Git. If you ever wanted to learn how big projects like Twitter, Google or even GitHub collaborate on code then this book is for you What You Will Learn * Create and upload repositories to your account * Create organizations and manage teams with different access levels on repositories * Use effectively the issue tracker and add context to issues with labels and milestones * Schedule and release versions of your software * Work effectively with a team and collaborate on code * Create, access, and personalize your user account and profile settings * Build a community around your project using the sophisticated tools GitHub provides * Build easy to deploy, free of charge static websites for your projects In Detail Whether you are an experienced developer or a novice, learning to work with Version Control Systems is a must in the software development world. Git is the most popular tool for that purpose and GitHub was built around it leveraging its powers by bringing it to the web. Starting with the basics of creating a repository you will then learn how to manage the issue tracker, the place where discussion about your project takes place. Continuing our journey we will explore how to use the wiki and write rich documentation that will accompany your project. Organization and team management will be the next stop and then onto the feature that made GitHub so well known, Pull Requests. Next we focus on creating simple web pages hosted on GitHub and lastly we explore the settings that are configurable for a user and a repository. Style and approach A step-by-step guide with real world scenarios accompanied by helpful images. Each topic is thoroughly explained with hands-on-examples and code where needed. At the end of each chapter there is a Tips and tricks section presenting hidden or overlooked features of GitHub.
Home cooks are once again looking to prepare well-balanced meals that include everyone's favorite food--pasta. Few of us, though, have the leisure to create a classic Bolognese meat sauce from scratch. For those who are as pressed for time as they are starved for a toothsome bowl of beautifully sauced pasta, Giuliano Hazan has created 100 scrumptious pasta dishes that can be put together in half an hour or less. Hazan's repertoire--hearty pasta soups, fresh-from-the-greenmarket vegetarian dishes, and meat and seafood sauces that take their cue from the classics of Italian cuisine--will let you bring healthful, hunger-satisfying pasta back to your family's weeknight supper table. Included are recipes for last-minute dishes, as well as useful advice on stocking your pasta pantry, choosing cooking equipment, and figuring out which pasta shape goes with which kind of sauce.
Todd Strasser's acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls "vivid, distressing, and all too real."For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Bendan and Gary: revenge.
This fun and exciting book tells about many canine heroes. From Barry the dog who saved lives, to the dog who went and ran the owners company. Definitely a good chuckle for any dog lover.
The author in this book examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens.
In Give a Man a Fish James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens. More than thirty percent of South Africa's population receive such payments, even as pundits elsewhere proclaim the neoliberal death of the welfare state. These programs' successes at reducing poverty under conditions of mass unemployment, Ferguson argues, provide an opportunity for rethinking contemporary capitalism and for developing new forms of political mobilization. Interested in an emerging "politics of distribution," Ferguson shows how new demands for direct income payments (including so-called "basic income") require us to reexamine the relation between production and distribution, and to ask new questions about markets, livelihoods, labor, and the future of progressive politics.
Will Christmas break be a total bust?The Christmas season is looking up for Madison. Her dad's promised her a big ski trip, she's performing in the big Winter Jubilee concert, and all her friends will be around during the break. Madison feels full of cheer with all that she has to look forward to. Then her two BFFs start avoiding her, and her dad cancels the trip. Maddie's super-fun Christmas plans are falling apart. Then a chance volunteer opportunity at the local retirement home pairs her with an older woman who never has visitors. As Madison puts more effort into visiting Mrs. Romano at the home, she realizes how giving to others can fill you with cheer in return.
First in the sexy new series from USA Todaybestselling author Geralyn Dawson. Maddie Kincaid thought she finally found the simple life when she moved to Brazos Bend and started her own business. She never dreamed that helping a gentle old man would force her to run for her life, right into the arms of the infamous Luke "Sin" Callahan. He has just settled into a fishing vacation, and the last thing he needs on his line is a long-legged redhead stowaway with secrets in her heart and killers on her trail. Lucky for her, he's deadlier than the guys who are chasing her. Unfortunately for him, she's gorgeous, smart and determined to make it on her own. When the secrets start spilling and the nights heat up, Luke realizes he faces a new sort of danger-losing the woman he loves. Can he win the battle for her heart? Or will she give him the slip?
The H. O. T. Cops: Trained to impose the law, but naturally skilled at enforcing pleasure. Rogan Wolfe is a bad boy cop--the lone wolf on the force and in need of something new to excite him. Now he's transferred to sexy South Beach in Miami--working undercover and looking for a fresh start. April Pediston is the epitome of responsible--overworked and under pressure as a high-powered attorney. Then one night, unwinding at an oceanside club she's never frequented before, she locks eyes with a stranger. Rogan and April don't seem a natural match. She's a total professional. He's rough around the edges and ready for anything--making April feel totally out of control. And, to her surprise, exhilarated. But stripped of her starched suit, can she really succumb to his every demand? They're headed to a place of desire and reawakening that's about to change both their lives. .
The H.O.T. Cops: Trained to impose the law, but naturally skilled at enforcing pleasure. Rogan Wolfe is a bad boy cop--the lone wolf on the force and in need of something new to excite him. Now he's transferred to sexy South Beach in Miami--working undercover and looking for a fresh start. April Pediston is the epitome of responsible--overworked and under pressure as a high-powered attorney. Then one night, unwinding at an oceanside club she's never frequented before, she locks eyes with a stranger. Rogan and April don't seem a natural match. She's a total professional. He's rough around the edges and ready for anything--making April feel totally out of control. And, to her surprise, exhilarated. But stripped of her starched suit, can she really succumb to his every demand? They're headed to a place of desire and reawakening that's about to change both their lives.
This story, excerpted from Next Door Savior, will become the Easter giveaway book for churches next spring-in the vein of He Did This Just for You. In this story a woman gives her garbage of shame to the trashman; an old man hands over his heavy bag of regrets. Hundreds walk to the landfill and find it filled with trash. "Give it to me. Tomorrow. At the landfill. Will you bring it?" He rubs a moist smudge from her cheek with his thumb and stands. "Friday. The landfill." "You can't live with this," he explains. "You weren't made to." For individuals and churches, here is a beautiful story of a Savior who can take all our garbage on his shoulders-and amazingly, still stand! In addition to this story, Max explains in easy-to-understand language what Christ did for us and how to turn in our old baggage and exchange it for new life in him.
You push a swing. Your brother pulls a wagon. Forces are at work all around you. But what exactly is a force? And how do forces act on different objects?
Recently divorced, Palma, a forty-three-year-old Latina, takes stock of her life when she reconnects with her gangster younger cousin recently released from prison. As she checks out her other options, her sexual obsession with her cous' ignites but their family secrets bring them together in unexpected ways. In this wildly entertaining and sexy novel, Ana Castillo creates a memorable character with a flare for fashion, a longing for family, and a penchant for adventure. Give It to Me is Sex in the City for a Chicana babe who's looking for love in all the wrong places.Ana Castillo is one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature. She is the author of So Far From God and Sapogonia, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, as well as The Guardians, Peelemselves onto love and desire are the same people who, at one time or another, must flee from it. An evocative page-turner."-Rigoberto González, author of Butterfly Boy, Memories of a Chicano Mariposa"Through deadpan humor, impulsive characters, and a romp across America, Castillo's absorbing novel is a search for twenty-first-century identity at a time when we find that very notion at its most unstable."-Tony Valenzuela, executive director of the Lambda Literary Foundation"In her new novel, Give It To Me, Castillo delivers a story that is both tawdry and transcendent. The sense of contemporary rootlessness chafes against deeply rooted Mexican-American culture creating a raw friction unlike any other story out there."-Jewelle Gomez, author of The Gilda Stories"Give It To Me gives us a post-9/11, post-Bush, fast-talking, fast-walking multicultural, multiracial, multisexual panoply of characters...I thought I would die laughing."-Cheryl Clarke, author of The Days of Good Looks: Prose and Poetry 1980-2005"The novel, released last month, is a brave exploration of uninhibited feminine sexuality - at least on the surface. But it's also, in many ways, a great American novel, an examination of family, class issues and the search for happiness."-Las Cruces Sun-News"Full of drama and gossip (because who doesn't love chisme), this is a must-read for any chica in the process of finding her true self."-Krystyna Chávez for Cosmopolitan"Palma Piedras, 43 and divorced, tries on lovers of both sexes like a woman grabbing stilettos at a sample sale. She's a Latina Moll Flanders, cheeky and passionate, clawing her way up from some very mean streets. Raw, funny and real."-Marcia Menter for MoreRecently divorced, Palma, a forty-three-year-old Latina, takes stock of her life when she reconnects with her gangster younger cousin recently released from prison. As she checks out her other options, her sexual obsession with her cous' ignites but their family secrets bring them together in unexpected ways. In this wildly entertaining and sexy novel, Ana Castillo creates a memorable character with a flare for fashion, a longing for family, and a penchant for adventure. Give It to Me is Sex in the City for a Chicana babe who's looking for love in all the wrong places.Ana Castillo is one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature. She is the author of So Far From God and Sapogonia, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, as well as The Guardians, Peel
Sweet and tender is good, but sometimes, bad is better. In this electrifying anthology, Sean Wolfe explores those irresistible encounters that fuel our darkest fantasies. Rough, risky exploits, uninhibited lust, the sheer turn-on of taking what you want--twelve incredible stories where nothing is off-limits. . .In "Mother May I," Cory is a respected investment manager by day. At night, he trades designer suits for a leather harness and enjoys the eager attentions of his beautiful, willing slave. Most cops live to serve and protect; Michael just enjoys the power trip. . .until an off-duty encounter ends with a sexy surprise in "Hands Above Your Head and Spread 'Em." When a burglar is caught in the act by a wealthy homeowner, it's the beginning of an intensely erotic connection in "The Bad Boy." In "Nephelum," all fallen angel Cyrienne has to do to regain his wings is withstand carnal temptation. But that's easier said than done when a flirty young resort attendant shows him one hell of a good time. Provocative, graphic, and explosive, Give It To Me is filled with stories of pleasure given and boldly taken--and of desire too raw to be denied. . .
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