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Leverage the capability of Banana Pi with exciting real-world projects About This Book * Delve into the expanse of Banana Pi's self-managing functionalities and develop real-world projects * Gain hands-on experience of developing various wireless, multimedia, robotic, and sensor-based applications with Banana Pi * Develop your applications using Banana Pi through a project-based approach Who This Book Is For This book is designed for those who are interested in exploring the capabilities of Banana Pro. Basic know-how of Linux and embedded systems would be an added advantage. What You Will Learn * Remotely connect to Banana Pro and program the embedded board * Use Banana Pro as a hotspot or provide an AirPlay server for wireless audio transmission * Find out about the different programming languages that can be used with Banana Pro * Build and program your own multimedia centre in order to watch television and movies * Connect peripherals such as a camera, LCD, or hard disk to Banana Pro * Manage and regulate your Linux system with Banana Pro * Stream music wirelessly from your mobile phone to Banana Pro In Detail This book follows a tactical plan that will guide you through the implementation of Banana Pro and its configurations. You will then learn the various programming languages used with Banana Pi with the help of examples. In no time at all, you'll be working on a wireless project that implements AirPlay servers, hotspots, and so on. Following this, you'll develop a retro-style arcade kiosk game. Then we'll move on to explore the multimedia features of Banana Pro by designing and building an enclosure for it. After this, you'll learn to build a remote-controlled smart car and we'll examine how to control a robotic arm. The book will conclude with the creation of a home sensor system that has the ability to expand or shrink to suit any home. Style and approach This book follows a project-based approach that covers the most important features of Banana Pro. Every chapter dives into the practical side of the implementation.
Are you a Knight of Order or a Crusader of Chaos? Choose a side. A mission will be assigned to you. And pay attention to the rules of engagement. Good luck.
Has he called? No. I half expected to see him at Truth or Dairy today. He's sort of addicted to Coconut Fantasy Dreams. We both are. It was like... our drink. I was all ready to give him the cold shoulder, easy to do when working around ice cream all day. I could give him a bad ice-cream headache, mix extra ice in his smoothie and freeze his brain. Like he could be any colder.
The "Hikayat Banjar," a native court chronicle from Borneo, characterizes the irresistibility of natural resource wealth to outsiders as "the banana tree at the gate." Michael R. Dove employs this phrase as a root metaphor to frame the history of resource relations between the indigenous peoples of Borneo and the world system. In analyzing production and trade in forest products, pepper, and especially natural rubber, Dove shows that the involvement of Borneo's native peoples in commodity production for global markets is ancient and highly successful and that processes of globalization began millennia ago. Dove's analysis replaces the image of the isolated tropical forest community that needs to be helped into the global system with the reality of communities that have been so successful and competitive that they have had to fight political elites to keep from being forced out.
Over the past century, the banana industry has radically transformed Latin America and the Caribbean and become a major site of United States-Latin American interaction. Banana Wars is a history of the Americas told through the cultural, political, economic, and agricultural processes that brought bananas from the forests of Latin America and the Caribbean to the breakfast tables of the United States and Europe. The first book to examine these processes in all the western hemisphere regions where bananas are grown for sale abroad, Banana Wars advances the growing body of scholarship focusing on export commodities from historical and social scientific perspectives. Bringing together the work of anthropologists, sociologists, economists, historians, and geographers, this collection reveals how the banana industry marshaled workers of differing nationalities, ethnicities, and languages and, in so doing, created unprecedented potential for conflict throughout Latin American and the Caribbean. The frequently abusive conditions that banana workers experienced, the contributors point out, gave rise to one of Latin America's earliest and most militant labor movements. Responding to both the demands of workers' organizations and the power of U. S. capital, Latin American governments were inevitably affected by banana production. Banana Wars explores how these governments sometimes asserted their sovereignty over foreign fruit companies, but more often became their willing accomplices. With several essays focusing on the operations of the extraordinarily powerful United Fruit Company, the collection also examines the strategies and reactions of the American and European corporations seeking to profit from the sale of bananas grown by people of different cultures working in varied agricultural and economic environments. Contributors Philippe Bourgois Marcelo Bucheli Dario Euraque Cindy Forster Lawrence Grossman Mark Moberg Laura T. Raynolds Karla Slocum John Soluri Steve Striffler Allen Wells
For well over a century, the United Fruit Company (UFCO) has been the most vilified multinational corporation operating in Latin America. Criticism of the UFCO has been widespread, ranging from politicians to consumer activists, and from labor leaders to historians, all portraying it as an overwhelmingly powerful corporation that shaped and often exploited its host countries. In this first history of the UFCO in Colombia, Marcelo Bucheli argues that the UFCO's image as an all-powerful force in determining national politics needs to be reconsidered. Using a previously unexplored source--the internal archives of Colombia's UFCO operation--Bucheli reveals that before 1930, the UFCO worked alongside a business-friendly government that granted it generous concessions and repressed labor unionism. After 1930, however, the country experienced dramatic transformations including growing nationalism, a stronger labor movement, and increasing demands by local elites for higher stakes in the banana export business.In response to these circumstances, the company abandoned production, selling its plantations (and labor conflicts) to local growers, while transforming itself into a marketing company. The shift was endorsed by the company's shareholders and financial analysts, who preferred lower profits with lower risks, and came at a time in which the demand for bananas was decreasing in America. Importantly, Bucheli shows that the effect of foreign direct investment was not unidirectional. Instead, the agency of local actors affected corporate strategy, just as the UFCO also transformed local politics and society.
"[Bananeras] is a vital accounting of the struggles still being waged."--Margaret Randall, author of When I Look Into the Mirror and See You: Women, Terror, and ResistanceWomen banana workers have organized themselves and gained increasing control over their unions, their workplaces, and their lives. Highly accessible and narrative in style, Bananeras recounts the history and growth of this vital movement and shows how Latin American woman workers are shaping and broadly reimagining the possibilities of international labor solidarity.Dana Frank is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author of the award-winning Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism.
Todd Belknap is cut loose from Consular Operations after an operation goes bad. At the same time, his friend Jared Rinehart is abducted by a militia group.
They have a hit song. Now it's time for a road tour... It's summer break and Amber Road is touring. Fans love them, and their music is strong, but their emotions are fragile.<P> Tracie is worried. She's finally able to let go of her ex-boyfriend Carter and be happy for him and Sienna. Will she ever find love for herself?<P> Mark is confused. The band has a shot at the big time. So why is his girlfriend Lily, Amber Road's lead singer, acting so secretive and mysterious? Is she cheating on him?<P> Sienna is thrilled. At last Carter is her boyfriend and she's performing better than ever. But can she handle making the band and a new relationship work?<P> Tracie, Mark, and Sienna know that Amber Road has a real chance to score a record deal-as long as their love lives don't trip them up... again.
Overview Sometimes letting go is the only way to hold it together... the new Young Adult series that comes with a free song download! MAKING IT. Rock band Sweet Marguerite is sizzling on stage. They're playing gigs every week at the hottest clubs in San Diego...but jealousy and resentment are about to throw off their perfect harmony. Love and Consequences Tracie will do whatever it takes to get her ex-boyfriend Carter back. Mark is frightened. He's on the verge of losing his girlfriend Lily, and his painful secret about the band's name is about to come out. Sienna is all mixed up. She promised to help Tracie hook up with Carter. But how could she know she would fall in love with him? Can the members of Sweet Marguerite hold it together and focus on their passion for music? Or will they lose their chance to be the coolest band ever?
A STORY OF COURAGE, PASSION, AND HEROISM SET AGAINST ONE OF THE MOST TRAUMATIC WARS IN HISTORY. Growing up in Wales, Catherine Carreg has been allowed to run wild, spending her childhood racing ponies along the beach with her friend Deio, the cattle-driver's son. But Catherine is consumed by a longing to escape the monotony of village life and runs away to London with Deio's help. Alone in the unfamiliar city, Catherine secures a position in Florence Nightingale's home for sick governesses. As the nation is gripped by reports of war in the Crimea, Catherine volunteers as a nurse--and her life changes beyond all recognition. Arriving in Scutari, she is immediately thrown into a living nightmare. Amid the madness and chaos, Catherine is forced to grow up quickly, learning the hardest lessons of love and war.
Summer 1941. The tiny island of Malta, held by the British, has become the most bombed place on earth. It is a crucial supply point for the Allies. The Germans and Italians want to destroy it. For the fighter pilots of the RAF defeat seems almost certain. They are outnumbered in the air, short of food and drink and weakened by tropical disease. Two flight commanders, Englishman Kit Curtis and American Ossie Wolf, make an unlikely alliance. Curtis is idealistic while Wolf, by contrast, is ruthless, a gifted ace thriving in the chaos of imminent invasion. But as each man is tested to the limit, they come to share a common purpose and fresh understanding. The experiences of these pilots and their comrades are vividly conveyed in a novel of compelling pace and power. By turns brutal, funny, tragic and heroic, this is a spell-binding tour-de-force, a brilliant sequel to the bestselling Blue Man Falling.
In Iraq, the front lines are everywhere . . . and everywhere in Iraq, no matter what their job descriptions say, women in the U. S. military are fighting - over 155,000 of them. A critical and commercial success in hardcover, Band of Sisters presents a dozen groundbreaking and often heart-wrenching stories of American women in combat in Iraq, such as the US's first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the military's first black female pilot in combat, a young turret gunner defending convoys, and a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own.
An edgy new teen series that comes with a free song download! The friends in the band Sweet Marguerite always back each other up-onstage and off-until an impulsive game threatens to tear them apart. One Night Only Tracie can't think straight. The sexiest guy she knows is flirting with her-and he's hot enough to make her forget everything that matters...including her boyfriend. Mark can't believe his luck. He has a great band and a beautiful girlfriend. So why can't he keep his mind off of the exotic new lead singer, Lily? Sienna is psyched. She's worked hard for the band's success and she loves her boyfriend Mark. Life would be perfect-if Lily would just go away. Tracie, Mark, and Sienna are partying at the beach, celebrating their big break and dreaming of stardom, until the moment one simple question changes everything... Just for fun, why don't we trade boyfriends and girlfriends?
From the author of Henry and Clara, a dazzling, hilarious novel that captures the heart and soul of New York in the Jazz Age.Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris, the magazine has a masthead that includes, among many others, a grisly, alliterative crime writer; a shy but murderously determined copyboy; and a burned-out vaudeville correspondent who's lovesick for his loyal, dewy assistant.As the novel opens, the defection of Harris's most ambitious protégé has plunged Bandbox into a death struggle with a new competitor on the newsstand. But there's more to come: a sabotaged fiction contest, the NYPD vice squad, a subscriber's kidnapping, and a film-actress cover subject who makes the heroines of Fosse's Chicago look like the girls next door. While Harris and his magazine careen from comic crisis to make-or-break calamity, the novel races from skyscraper to speakeasy, hops a luxury train to Hollywood, and crashes a buttoned-down dinner with Calvin Coolidge.Thomas Mallon has given us a madcap and poignant book that brilliantly portrays the gaudiest American decade of them all.From the Hardcover edition.
He'd Hidden His Passion Behind Another Man's Name. For John Bandera knew that a genteel Mississippi flower like Emily Russell could never share her life with a half-breed Comanche rancher. But the hiding was over. His true love was here, in the flesh. And he wanted to make her his bride! Six years of heartfelt correspondence had to count for something, a very pregnant and very alone Emily Russell insisted as she headed west to find the man of her dreams. But instead of the Southern cavalier she thought she loved, she'd found John Bandera, a man of secrets and soul-spinning sensuality...!
Employing a unique combination of psychology, philosophy, sociology, and dog training theory, Vicki Hearne recounts her experiences with Bandit, a dog deemed so dangerous that the state of Connecticut condemned him to death. Hearne rescued Bandit and was soon entrenched in a legal battle that extended well beyond his case as she fought to prove that no dog is inherently vicious. She quickly discovered the factors that contributed to Bandit's behavior and set about releasing the essentially "good dog" that lay within.
Tristan d'Arcenne is what he always wished to be--Vianne di Rocancheil's Consort. But Vianne is no more a noblewoman, she is the Queen of Arquitaine, faced with treachery, invasion, war, and a Consort whose secrets may well shatter their marriage. For before Tristan was hers, he belonged to a King...and that King died by Tristan's hand.Arquitaine needs them both. The country is locked in a deadly game whose rules change by the moment. The Queen is an adept player, but hardly ruthless enough. The contest requires a man who has nothing to lose, a man who has already done the worst and will continue to do so for his wife, his country, and his own salvation.The Bandit King approaches...
By the time Curly Roddy was 12 years old, he'd already lived six years as a waif on the streets of London in the 1870s. After getting caught in an armed robbery, he is sent to one of George Muller's orphan homes, where he organizes a group of boys and plots an escape. But he is confronted by Muller's mighty faith, and answers to a prayer he cannot explain.
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TOO AROUSED TO RESISTWhen her scheming, jealous stepmother-to-be forced Amethyst Durango to enter a convent, the headstrong heiress swore she'd experience life to the fullest before being shut away. And when her violet eyes gazed upon the handsome Texas drifter at a sleepy stage stopover, Amethyst knew she'd found her mate. His sensual glance made her shiver with anticipation; his big calloused hands would electrify her with ecstasy. But when he galloped off afterwards without any promises to rescue her, the deceived senorita vowed she'd get back at the double-crosser--even if it meant never savoring his lying lips again!TOO LUCIOUS TO BE LAWFULRangy, rugged Bandit knew how to hold his cards, his liquor and his women, but when he first met the alluring Mexican maiden, he knew this was one gal he shouldn't touch! She was too young, too innocent, and too rich for a no-good mixed-blood cowboy like himself. Still, he couldn't stop his mouth from crushing hers any more than he could keep a stallion from a mare. And after he'd tasted and teased her, and pleasured and pleased her, it was too late to tell Amethyst he was on the run--and he could never again shelter her in his BANDIT'S EMBRACE.
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From an award-winning author of historical fiction comes a story of survival, crime, adventure, and horses in the streets of 19th century New York City.Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who finds himself alone in New York City after he's sold to a padrone by his poverty-stricken parents. While working as a street musician, he meets the boys of the infamous Bandits' Roost, who teach him the art of pickpocketing. Rocco embraces his new life of crime--he's good at it, and it's more lucrative than banging a triangle on the street corner. But when he meets Meddlin' Mary, a strong-hearted Irish girl who's determined to help the horses of New York City, things begin to change. Rocco begins to reexamine his life--and take his future into his own hands.