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Moneymaker: How an Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker

by Daniel Paisner Chris Moneymaker

The story of how Chris Moneymaker turned $40 into $2.5 million at the World Series of Poker, detailing the hands he played and allowing each reader to see whether his success was due to skill or luck.

MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

by Rick Copeland

<p>The book's focus on the practical aspects of the MongoDB implementation makes it an ideal purchase for developers charged with bringing MongoDB's scalability to bear on the particular problem you've been tasked to solve.</p>

MongoDB Data Modeling

by Wilson da Rocha França

This book covers the basic concepts in data modeling and also provides you with the tools to design better schemas. With a focus on data usage, this book will cover how queries and indexes can influence the way we design schemas, with thorough examples and detailed code. The book begins with a brief discussion of data models, drawing a parallel between relational databases, NoSQL, and consequently MongoDB. Next, the book explains the most basic MongoDB concepts, such as read and write operations, indexing, and how to design schemas by knowing how applications will use the data. Finally, we will talk about best practices that will help you optimize and manage your database, presenting you with a real-life example of data modeling on a real-time logging analytics application.

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide

by Kristina Chodorow Michael Dirolf

How does MongoDB help you manage a huMONGOus amount of data collected through your web application? With this authoritative introduction, you'll learn the many advantages of using document-oriented databases, and discover why MongoDB is a reliable, high-performance system that allows for almost infinite horizontal scalability. Written by engineers from 10gen, the company that develops and supports this open source database, MongoDB: The Definitive Guide provides guidance for database developers, advanced configuration for system administrators, and an overview of the concepts and use cases for other people on your project. Learn how easy it is to handle data as self-contained JSON-style documents, rather than as records in a relational database. Explore ways that document-oriented storage will work for your project Learn how MongoDB's schema-free data model handles documents, collections, and multiple databases Execute basic write operations, and create complex queries to find data with any criteria Use indexes, aggregation tools, and other advanced query techniques Learn about monitoring, security and authentication, backup and repair, and more Set up master-slave and automatic failover replication in MongoDB Use sharding to scale MongoDB horizontally, and learn how it impacts applications Get example applications written in Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide

by Kristina Chodorow

Manage the huMONGOus amount of data collected through your web application with MongoDB. This authoritative introduction--written by a core contributor to the project--shows you the many advantages of using document-oriented databases, and demonstrates how this reliable, high-performance system allows for almost infinite horizontal scalability. This updated second edition provides guidance for database developers, advanced configuration for system administrators, and an overview of the concepts and use cases for other people on your project. Ideal for NoSQL newcomers and experienced MongoDB users alike, this guide provides numerous real-world schema design examples. Get started with MongoDB core concepts and vocabulary Perform basic write operations at different levels of safety and speed Create complex queries, with options for limiting, skipping, and sorting results Design an application that works well with MongoDB Aggregate data, including counting, finding distinct values, grouping documents, and using MapReduce Gather and interpret statistics about your collections and databases Set up replica sets and automatic failover in MongoDB Use sharding to scale horizontally, and learn how it impacts applications Delve into monitoring, security and authentication, backup/restore, and other administrative tasks

Mongolia: Travels in the Untamed Land

by Jasper Becker

For seventy years Mongolia was all but closed to the west - a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Jasper Becker had long dreamed of exploring the sweeping land that lay just beyond China's Great Wall and when communism disintegrated, he finally did. Setting out from Kublai Khan's capital, Beijing, Becker was one of the first westerners to cross the border. Tracing the course of the Yellow River, he ventured deep into the heart of Mongolia, witnessing the birth of one of the world's youngest democracies as well as the deep and tragic impact of the rules of Mao and Stalin on the Mongolian people. Unraveling the history of Mongolia which had for so long been obscured and distorted, Becker traces the rise and fall of the Mongols who emerged from the steppes to forge one of the greatest and most feared empires of all time under Genghis Khan and his successors; he examines the shattering, divisive years of communist rule and explores present-day Mongolia, where poverty and the encroachments of westernisation cause as much damage. He goes in search of the fragile remnants of Buddhism and shamanism; visits Tuva - the lost world of Central Asia - and searches for the tomb of Genghis Khan which has been guarded and hidden by the same family for generations. Listening to the pulse of Central Asian history, Becker adorns his narrative with the stories of past travellers, tyrannical rulers, nomads, monks, missionaries, Russian officials, Mongolian activists and the memories of everyday people to paint a moving and enlightening portrait of Mongolia, a country that against all the odds has survived since the days of Genghis Khan and continues to beat to its own rhythm.

The Mongoliad (Book #1)

by Greg Bear Neal Stephenson Mark Teppo E. D. Debirmingham Erik Bear Joseph Brassey Cooper Moo

Fusing historical events with a gripping fictional narrative, this first book in the Mongoliad trilogy reveals a secret history of Europe in the thirteenth century. As the Mongols swept across Asia and were poised to invade Europe in 1241, a small band of warriors, inheritors of an ancient secret tradition, conceived a desperate plan to stop the attack. They must kill the Khan of Khans; if they fail, all of Christendom will be destroyed. In the late nineteenth century a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados provided Sir Richard F. Burton, well-known expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, a collection of long-lost manuscripts to translate #151; the lost chronicles of this desperate fight to save Europe. Burton#146;s translations were lost, until a team of amateur archaeologists discovered them in the ruins of a mansion in Trieste. From the translations and from the original source material, the epic tale of The Mongoliad was recreated.

Mongoose R. I. P. (Blackford Oakes #8)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

The year is 1963 and Fidel Castro, seeking revenge for his humiliation during the missile crisis, has become an assassination target. When the CIA's ace agent Blackford Oakes is called upon to carry out the plan, he discovers he is a pawn in the agency's plans -- which also calls for his own death!

The Monikins

by James Fenimore Cooper

Story in a nature setting.

The Monk

by Matthew Lewis Hugh Thomas

When Matthew Lewis's The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewis's story, which drove the House of Commons--of which he was a member--to deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the innocent virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself. This Modern Library Paperback Classic, set from the unexpurgated first edition of 1796, brings to a new generation of readers a timeless classic of gothic fiction that has influenced writers from Byron and Emily Brontë to Poe and Hawthorne.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Monk and the Philosopher

by Matthieu Ricard Jean Francois Revel

Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism -- not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters.Meeting in an inn overlooking Katmandu, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored the questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history. Does life have meaning? What is consciousness? Is man free? What is the value of scientific and material progress? Why is there suffering, war, and hatred? Their conversation is not merely abstract: they ask each other questions about ethics, rights, and responsibilities, about knowledge and belief, and they discuss frankly the differences in the way each has tried to make sense of his life.Utterly absorbing, inspiring, and accessible, this remarkable dialogue engages East with West, ideas with life, and science with the humanities, providing wisdom on how to enrich the way we live our lives.From the Hardcover edition.

The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living

by Randy Komisar Kent L. Lineback

What would you be willing to do for the rest of your life? It's a question considered only hypothetically-opting instead to "do what we have to do" to earn a living. But in The Monk and the Riddle, Randy Komisar asks us to answer it for real.

The Monk Who Vanished: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland (Sister Fidelma Mystery #7)

by Peter Tremayne

An aged monk and a set of holy relics disappear from the Abbey of Imleach in the kingdom of Muman where St. Ailbe first introduced Christianity. The king asks Sister Fidelma to investigate. Even with help from Brother Eadulf, Fidelma's efforts are hindered by someone determined to keep the monk and the relics lost.

Monkey

by Arthur Waley

Folk novel of China

The Monkey and the Crocodile

by Paul Galdone

The story of the clever monkey who outsmarted the crocodile.

The Monkey and the Monk: An Abridgment of the Journey to the West

by Anthony C. Yu

The skeletal plot of The Journey to the West (Chin. Xiyoujt) was based on the famous pilgrimage of the priest Xuanzang (596?--664 CE), who traveled overland from Tang China to distant India in quest of additional Buddhist scriptures, the doctrines of which were deemed canonical to his particular division of the faith.

Monkey GirlEvolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul

by Edward Humes

What should we teach our children about where we come from? Is evolution a lie or good science? Is it incompatible with faith? Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature? From bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Monkey Girl takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, when the town's school board decision to confront the controversy head-on thrust its students, then the entire community, onto the front lines of America's culture wars. Told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle, it is a riveting true story about an epic court case on the teaching of "intelligent design," and what happens when science and religion collide.

Monkey Island

by Paula Fox

Eleven-year-old Clay Garrity is on his own. His father lost his job and left the family. Now Clay's mother is gone from their welfare hotel. Clay is homeless and out on the streets of New York. In the park he meets two homeless men. Buddy and Calvin become Clay's new family during those harsh winter weeks. But the streets are filled with danger and despair. If Clay leaves the streets he may never find his parents again. But if he stays on the streets he may not survive at all.

The Monkey King's Amazing Adventure

by Daniel Kane Wu Cheng'En Timothy Richard

Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Monkey King's Amazing Adventures. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

The Monkey King's Amazing Adventure: A Journey to the West in Search of Enlightenment

by Daniel Kane Wu Cheng'En Timothy Richard

Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Monkey King's Amazing Adventures. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

The Monkey on My Back

by Debbi Morgan

A deeply personal memoir spanning three generations of women, this is the intimate autobiography of Emmy Award-winning actress Debbi Morgan, best known as Angie Hubbard on the long-running soap opera All My Children.Raised in the South Bronx and beloved for the diverse and captivating characters she's played, Debbi Morgan enjoyed a thirty-year tenure on All My Children before joining the cast of The Young and the Restless and later appearing opposite Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson in several films. But this book is not about her career, and it's not about Hollywood. It's not even about her rise to stardom. Charting her family history as well as her own life from childhood to the present in this compelling memoir, Debbi reveals the fear, doubt, and insecurities she's struggled with for much of her life--and how she escaped a vicious cycle of pain to find self-confidence, happiness, and success. Early on in her family history, an ugly pattern of abuse developed into fear, insecurity, self-doubt, and emotional trauma, which passed down from one generation to the next. From her maternal grandmother, who was beaten by her husband as they struggled through the Great Depression, to Debbi's mother, who became pregnant as a young teen and suffered the same abuse as her mother, down to Debbi, who internalized the physical abuse she watched her mother endure, a deep-rooted fear plagued all three generations of women. But through it all, Debbi endured, and with a good dose of humor and self-compassion, she emerged with the deepest love of herself--and her mojo quite intact! Told with intense emotion, candor, and a barrage of belly laughs, Debbi shares a deeply moving, explosive, yet inspirational journey about what it took to break the cycle and emerge as a confident, fearless woman.

Monkey Suits: A Novel

by Jim Provenzano

The cater waiter is the ultimate illusion; queer posing as straight, liberal posing as conservative, hedonist posing as eunuch. In his second novel, Jim Provenzano (author of the acclaimed PINS) explores Manhattan society life from the servants' point of view.<P> Monkey Suits serves up a compassionate and witty tale of 1980s class warfare, and the romantic entanglements of a quintet of tuxedo-clad waiters. Lee Wyndam's work-related affairs lead to more frustration than he'd expected. Drawn to activism, his passion may finally blossom. His ex-boyfriend Brian Burns' foray into "the oldest profession" leads to a strange encounter. Ed Seabrook, Brian's spiritual boyfriend, Marcos Tierra, a sassy club kid, and Ritchie Hurst, a (mostly) straight sculptor, each have their lives forever changed by a tumultuous benefit protest.

Monkey Trouble

by David Martin

MONKEY TROUBLE. Pop Pop Pop Pop, Monkey Flies Away, Monkey Eats Worms, Monkey, Watch Out! Monkey is full of surprises--and full of fun! BRAND NEW READERS are perfect for children reading for the very fist time. BRAND NEW READERS promise success with short, funny, easy-to-read stories--and early success helps children become good readers.

Monkey Wrench

by Nancy Martin

Joe Santori, Tyler's resident contractor, is loud, cocky and filled with a zest for living. So what on earth is he doing pursuing Susannah Atkins, the workaholic Milwaukee TV personality who's home for the holidays? THE ODDS ARE AGAINST IT-OR ARE THEY? Susannah's certainly convinced they have nothing in common. But her Granny Rose has other ideas. She wants Susannah back in Tyler permanently-with Joe. And what Granny Rose wants, she usually gets.

Monkeyfarts!

by David Borgenicht

From classic favorites to zany newcomers, Monkeyfarts! is packed to bursing with wild and wacky jokes about monsters, pirates, polar bears, super-heroes, hot dogs, Harry Potter, Vikings, elephants, vampires, and more. With hilarious jokes and bold illustrations, it's the only joke book you'll ever need. Who doesn't love Monkeyfarts!?

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