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Detectives Mac Taylor, Danny Messer, Sheldon Hawkes, and Don Flack are called in to investigate a double homicide at a medium-security facility on Staten Island. Racial tensions turned the prison into a pressure cooker that finally boiled over in an all-too-lethal fashion, leaving two inmates dead. One of the killings is an open-and-shut case, complete with eyewitnesses; but the other, the murder of a former cop, defies easy answers. Initial investigation of the crime scene points to one cause of death, but the CSI team's scientific methods uncover something completely different -- and wholly unexpected. . . . On the other edge of the city, Stella Bonasera and Lindsay Monroe look into the murder of a young woman who worked at a popular Italian bakery in the Bronx. They find the perfect suspect almost immediately: a frequent customer who spent a lot of time flirting with the victim and who previously had been arrested for a violent crime. Yet Stella can't help but think that their perfect suspect is just a little too perfect for such a messy murder. . . . Nothing is as it seems as New York City's dedicated crime scene investigators piece together the clues and examine the evidence to discover the true killers in their midst.
Days and nights of heavy spring rain threaten to cripple New York City. Neighborhoods are experiencing periodic blackouts. People have been reported electrocuted by fallen power lines. Flooding of some subway lines has stopped trains in their tracks. And in the midst of the deluge, the CSI team has three cases to solve. Mac Taylor and Don Flack are on the trail of the perpetrator of a string of grisly murders with one thing in common: initials carved into the victims' bodies. When an unusual connection is found between the victims' lives, Mac realizes the killer isn't finished -- not by a long shot. Lindsay Monroe and Danny Messer investigate the death of a teacher at an exclusive Manhattan private school. The victim seems like everyone's favorite teacher on the surface -- but they soon uncover a darker secret lurking beneath. Stella Bonasera and Sheldon Hawkes are on-site at a suspicious building collapse when shifting rubble traps Hawkes in a deep pit with a mysterious stranger. Tensions rise as their oxygen starts to run out. . . . The intrepid members of New York's crack forensic team must race against time and the elements to bring three very different criminals to justice.
The Csound Book: Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing and Programmingby Richard Boulanger
Written by the world's leading educators, programmers, sound designers, and composers, this comprehensive guide covers both the basics of Csound and the theoretical and musical concepts necessary to use the program effectively.
From custom fonts to ad-hoc font families you assemble out of a variety of individual faces, CSS 3 gives you more typographic options than ever before. This concise guide shows you how to use CSS properties to gain a fine-grained and wide-ranging influence over how you display fonts on the Web. Short and sweet, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. When you purchase either the print or the ebook edition of Fonts, you'll receive a discount on the entire Definitive Guide once it's released. Why wait? Learn how to choose and manipulate fonts right away. Specify font families and their generic alternatives Use @font-face to specify customized downloadable fonts Size your fonts with absolute or relative scales, percentages, or length units Understand the difference between italic and oblique styles Learn how to specify or suppress a font's kerning data and other font features Synthesize your own variants for fonts that lack bold or italic text
They say that good things come in small packages, and it's certainly true for this edition of CSS Pocket Reference . Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest Cascading Style Sheet specifications in CSS 2.1, this indispensable little book covers the most essential information that web designers and developers need to implement CSS effectively across all browsers. Inside, you'll find: A short introduction to the key concepts of CSS A complete alphabetical reference to all CSS 2.1 selectors and properties A chart displaying detailed information about CSS support for every style element and its cross-browser compatibility This reference neatly condenses the details of its top-selling companion volume, Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide into one easy-to-use cheat-sheet that delivers all the CSS details you need to complete the task at hand. Whenever you're stuck and need an answer quickly -- or if you just want to be sure you're applying CSS correctly -- this edition of the CSS Pocket Reference is the book you'll want by your keyboard or, conveniently, in your back pocket.
<p>The third edition of the <em>CSS Pocket Reference</em> has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest Cascading Style Sheet specifications in CSS 2.1. This indispensable little reference covers the most essential information that web designers and developers need to implement CSS effectively, and includes a chart displaying detailed information about CSS support for every style element across all browsers.</p>
In this practical guide, CSS expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced CSS developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems.Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:Backgrounds and BordersShapesVisual EffectsTypographyUser ExperienceStructure and LayoutTransitions and Animations
As a web designer, you probably spend more time working with text than any other element. With this concise guide, you'll learn CSS3 properties for changing the appearance of text without altering the font face--including horizontal and vertical alignment, text transformation, word and letter spacing, text wrapping, and the direction of text flow. This book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. When you purchase either the print or the ebook edition of CSS Text, you'll receive a discount on the entire Definitive Guide once it's released. Why wait, when you can start manipulating text on your pages right away? Use properties for indenting and aligning lines of text Control the leading between lines of text beyond the font's size Change the amount of space between words and individual characters Add underlines, overlines, strike-throughs, shadows, and other effects Instruct browsers to prioritize speed, legibility, or geometric precision when rendering text Learn how and when to suppress automatic hyphenation Determine the direction that text flows, including left-to-right and top-to-bottom
Master innovative and eye-catching website design with the exciting new Treehouse Series of booksTurn plain words and images into stunning websites with CSS3 and this beautiful, full-color guide. Taking web designers beyond the constraints of prebuilt themes and simple site-building tools, this new Treehouse book combines practicality with inspiration to show you how to create fully customized, modern websites that make viewers stop and stay.The exciting new Treehouse Series of books is authored by Treehouse experts and packed with innovative design ideas and practical skill-building. If you're a web developer, web designer, hobbyist, or career-changer, every book in this practical new series should be on your bookshelf.Part of the new Treehouse Series of books, teaching you effective and compelling website development and design, helping you build practical skills Provides career-worthy information from Treehouse industry pros and trainers Explains the basics of cascading style sheets (CSS), such as how to structure with CSS, use CSS syntax, how to manipulate text, and visual formatting Also covers the box model, how to animate page elements, cross-browser compatibility, and moreLeverage pages of dazzling website design ideas and expert instruction with a new Treehouse Series book.
Push CSS3 and your design skills to the limit--and beyond!Representing an evolutionary leap forward for CSS, CSS3 is chock-full of new capabilities that dramatically expand the boundaries of what a styling language can do. But many of those new features remain undocumented, making it difficult to learn what they are and how to use them to create the sophisticated sites and web apps clients demand and users have grown to expect.Until now.This book introduces you to all of CSS3's new and advanced features, and, with the help of dozens of real-world examples and live demos, it shows how to use those features to design dazzling, fully-responsive sites and web apps. Among other things, you'll learn how to:* Use advanced selectors and an array of powerful new text tools* Create adaptable background images, decorative borders, and complex patterns* Create amazing effects with 2D and 3D transforms, transitions, and keyframe-based animations* Take advantage of new layout tools to solve an array of advanced layout challenges--fast* Vastly simplify responsive site design using media queries and new layout modules* Create abstract and scalable shapes and icons with pseudo-elements * Leverage preprocessors and use CSS like a programming language within a stylesheet context Don't pass up this opportunity to go beyond the basics and learn what CSS3 can really do!
All original stories about the return of Cthulhu and the Old Ones to Earth. Some of the darkest hints in all of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos relate to what will happen after the Old Ones return and take over the earth. What happens when Cthulhu is unleashed upon the world? What happens when the other Old Ones, long since banished from our universe, break through and descend from the stars? What would the reign of Cthulhu be like on a totally transformed planet where mankind is no longer the master? Find out in these exciting, brand-new stories.
"This is going on your permanent record!" is a threat that has never held more weight than it does in the Internet Age, when information lasts indefinitely. The ability to make good on that threat is as democratized as posting a Tweet or making blog. Data about us is created, shared, collected, analyzed, and processed at an overwhelming scale. The damage caused can be severe, affecting relationships, employment, academic success, and any number of other opportunities--and it can also be long lasting. One possible solution to this threat? A digital right to be forgotten, which would in turn create a legal duty to delete, hide, or anonymize information at the request of another user. The highly controversial right has been criticized as a repugnant affront to principles of expression and access, as unworkable as a technical measure, and as effective as trying to put the cat back in the bag. Ctrl+Z breaks down the debate and provides guidance for a way forward. It argues that the existing perspectives are too limited, offering easy forgetting or none at all. By looking at new theories of privacy and organizing the many potential applications of the right, law and technology scholar Meg Leta Jones offers a set of nuanced choices. To help us choose, she provides a digital information life cycle, reflects on particular legal cultures, and analyzes international interoperability. In the end, the right to be forgotten can be innovative, liberating, and globally viable.
Readers will experience the power of having a vibrant life of prayer and relationship with God and discover the creative ideas to weave prayer into the fabric of their day.
This book gives a fresh understanding of the "laws" that govern the sales profession. The first section includes the laws that deal with the attitudes, aptitudes, and abilities that are required for any salesperson to be successful. The second section deals with the laws concerning the communication, courtship, camaraderie and commitments between a successful salesperson and his or her clients. Each law provides a description of a practical application.If you've ever held a sales position you know that being successful takes more than a smile, a Rolodex and a "can do" attitude. This book provides the "more" you will need to come out on top and stay there.
The greatest stories of the Bible, International Children's Bible (IBC).
The original International Children's Bible®-celebrated as the first Bible translation just for kids-is now available in this special economy edition! Ideal for early readers, this translation gives children ages seven to eleven a Bible translation of their very own. This edition is an economy edition and does not include any special features such as maps, presentation page, etc.
Lonestar Sanctuary and Sweetwater Gap is authored by Colleen Coble and bundled into a 2-in-1 collection.
Based upon Ephesians 5:33 and extensive biblical and psychological research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the power of unconditional love and unconditional respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended. **Also includes the Workbook.**
Paperback edition of three complete books by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. Includes the unabridged edition of Constitutional Chaos, The Constitution in Exile, and A Nation of Sheep.
A concise guide to understanding how and why the ancient Christian faith makes sense for today and a blueprint for communicating truth to a "truthless" and cynical generation.The book is centered around 6 key principles: objectivity, rationality, veracity, authority, incompatibility and integrity. In the ultimate apologetic, John MacArthur presents a case for Christianity that serves as a logical explanation as much as a solid defense.
¿Quiénes son los chinos? ¿Son realmente tan sacrificados y trabajadores? ¿Promiscuos? ¿Les interesa lo que pasa fuera de su país? Antes de vivir en China, la periodista Ana Fuentes tenía una imagen estereotipada de sus gentes: personas infatigables, capaces de sobreponerse a cualquier adversidad, pero a menudo faltos de empatía. Hasta que los conoció. Durante cuatro años descubrió un país complejo y plagado de contradicciones, donde la economía crece a ritmo de vértigo, la corrupción alcanza niveles desorbitados e Internet es sistemáticamente censurado. Se ganó la confianza de la gente, en general reticente a hablar con periodistas, y entrevistó a decenas de personas gracias a fluidez en mandarín. Leer Cuando los chinos hablan es adentrarse en las casas subterráneas donde viven los campesinos que emigran a las ciudades, beber champán en las discotecas de moda con jóvenes millonarios y escuchar el relato escalofriante de un activista torturado. De la mano de Ana Fuentes conocemos a gente como la señora Zhen, una cuarentona que ejerce a escondidas la prostitución, a Ma Chengcheng, una joven consumista que vive pegada a su computador o a Xiao Qiong, una de las millones de mujeres que se definen como tongqi ("esposa de homosexual"), casada con su mejor amigo gay para huir ambos de la presión social. Los relatos de Fuentes, reales y fascinantes, son indispensables para comprender de primera mano los entresijos de un país destinado a convertirse en la primera potencia del mundo. La lealtad a la familia, la relación con el poder y la cultura milenaria y las aspiraciones de futuro salen a la luz en este libro en el que los chinos, por fin, hablan. .
Somebody has to look after a mischievous fox cub after its mother has been caught in a trap. Mandy and James learn to cope with a baby fox until it is strong enough to return to the wild.
An introduction to the history, geography, plants and animals, government, economy, cities and transportation, people, and social life and customs of Cuba, the largest island in the West Indies.
Having captivated readers with such gems of travel writing as Video Night in Kathmandu, Pico Iyer now presents a novel whose central character is another place: the melancholy, ebullient, and dazzlingly inconsistent island that is Castro's Cuba. "On almost every page you can smell the dust, the cheap perfume and the rum of Havana today, or better still, tonight."--Los Angeles Times.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In a unique analysis of Cuban literature inside and outside the country's borders, Eduardo Gonzalez looks closely at the work of three of the most important contemporary Cuban authors to write in the post-1959 diaspora: Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929-2005), who left Cuba for good in 1965 and established himself in London; Antonio Benitez-Rojo (1931-2005), who settled in the United States; and Leonardo Padura Fuentes (b. 1955), who still lives and writes in Cuba. Through the positive experiences of exile and wandering that appear in their work, these three writers exhibit what Gonzalez calls "Romantic authorship," a deep connection to the Romantic spirit of irony and complex sublimity crafted in literature by Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In Gonzalez's view, a writer becomes a belated Romantic by dint of exile adopted creatively with comic or tragic irony. Gonzalez weaves into his analysis related cinematic elements of myth, folktale, and the grotesque that appear in the work of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Pedro Almodovar. Placing the three Cuban writers in conversation with artists and thinkers from British and American literature, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and cinema, Gonzalez ultimately provides a space in which Cuba and its literature, inside and outside its borders, are deprovincialized.
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