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This is a practical, tutorial-style book that includes many examples to demonstrate the full potential of MySQL for Python. Every chapter starts with an explanation of the various areas for using MySQL for Python and ends with work on a sample application using the programming calls just learned. All complicated concepts are broken down to be very easy to understand. Everything in the book is designed to help you learn and use MySQL for Python to address your programming needs in the fastest way possible. This book is meant for intermediate users of Python who want hassle-free access to their MySQL database through Python. If you are a Python programmer who wants database-support in your Python applications, then this book is for you. This book is a must-read for every focused user of the MySQL for Python library who wants real-world applications using this powerful combination of Python and MySQL.
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. MySQL is designed for speed, power, and flexibility in mission-critical, heavy-use environments and modest applications as well. It's also surprisingly rich in features. If you're a database administrator or programmer you probably love the myriad of things MySQL can do, but sometimes wish there wasn't such a myriad of things to remember. With MySQL in a Nutshell by your keyboard, you can drill down into the full depth of MySQL's capabilities quickly and easily. MySQL in a Nutshell is the indispensable desktop reference to all MySQL functions. Programming language APIs for PHP, Perl, and C are covered, as well as all the popular MySQL utilities. This invaluable resource clearly documents the details that experienced users need to take full advantage of this powerful database management system. Better yet, this wealth of information is packed into the concise, comprehensive, and extraordinarily easy-to-use format for which the in a Nutshell guides are renowned. In addition to providing a thorough reference to MySQL statements and functions, the administrative utilities, and the most popular APIs, MySQL in a Nutshell includes several tutorial chapters to help newcomers get started. Moreover, each chapter covering an API begins with a brief tutorial so that, regardless of your level of experience in any given area, you will be able to understand and master unfamiliar territory. MySQL in a Nutshell distills all the vital MySQL details you need on a daily basis into one convenient, well-organized book. It will save you hundreds of hours of tedious research or trial and error and put the facts you need to truly tap MySQL's capabilities at your fingertips.
To help you be more efficient in your work, this handy pocket reference gives you instant reminders on how to use important MySQL functions, especially in conjunction with key parts of the LAMP open source infrastructure. This powerful database system is so rich in features that no administrator or programmer can stay familiar with all of them. MySQL Pocket Reference is an ideal on-the-job companion, well organized to help you find and adapt the statements you need -- quickly.Updated for the latest versions of this popular database, this edition covers many complex features that have been added since the last version.
Return to a town of bewitching seduction and sensual demons. There''s a spellbinding witch of love who wants to make one man hers; a vegan having trouble adapting to vampirism; Satan''s emissary, who is looking for steady work in Colorado; and angelic triplets feeling a wee touch of the devil.
Mrs. Brisbane is missing! She just didn't show up in Room 26 one morning and no one told Humphrey why. The class has a substitute teacher, called Mr. E., but he's no Mrs. Brisbane. Humphrey has just learned about Sherlock Holmes, so he vows to be just as SMART-SMART-SMART about collecting clues and following leads to solve the mystery of Mrs. Brisbane (and a few others along the way). Nominated for twenty-four state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country.
Explore the Wonders of the Bible Ever find yourself wondering... What happened to the ark of the covenant? Who was the mysterious Queen of Sheba? What was the secret to Samson's astonishing power? What caused thousands of pigs to run off a cliff? Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible answers these and other questions based on strange but true stories from the bestselling book of all time -- the Bible. It explores the lives of eccentric people and prophets, as well as those of notorious kings and queens. It looks behind the scenes at amazing events -- from the sudden fall of Jericho to Belshazzar's mysterious death to Jesus's fascinating miracles. It considers curious connections among the Bible's records of such events as "miraculous births" and "fishy stories." It also answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the Bible, such as, "Doesn't the idea of miracles conflict with the natural laws that govern this world?" and, "Do people have guardian angels?" Intriguing stories, fascinating charts, astounding facts, and interesting answers to commonly asked questions -- all with biblical references -- make Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible an entertaining and informative book for the entire family!
Chabon's sensational debut novel: the coming-of-age story of Art Bechstein, a recent graduate whose life is forever changed by one sultry summerArt Bechstein may be too young to know what he wants to do with his life, but he knows what he doesn't want: the life of his father, a man who laundered money for the mob. Bechstein spends the summer after his graduation from a Pittsburgh university searching for his future and finding his own sort of trouble with brilliant and seductive new friends--erudite, unscrupulous Arthur Lecomte, mercurial Phlox, and Cleveland, a poetry-reciting biker. Insightful and energetic, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh beautifully renders the hard edges of a blue-collar city and the charm of its local characters. This ebook features a biography of the author.
In "Mysteries of the Unexplained", Zullo takes us on a journey to six mysteries of our time, including the Bermuda triangle, the Loch Ness monster, the purported UFO crash in Roswell, the Mary Celeste, the Plains of Nazca, and Bigfoot.
Behold the secrets of the world's greatest conjurer! Stretch handkerchiefs! Bend spoons! Until his untimely death on stage in 1936, the Amazing Mr. Mysterio was one of the world's most celebrated magicians--a brilliant showman who rivaled Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston with his astonishing performances. And now, with the publication of Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring, his secrets are finally made known to the world. This giant compilation of techniques and variations features illustrated step-by-step instructions for card tricks, rope effects, mind-reading magic, stage illusions, and more. Readers will learn how to vanish coins, produce rabbits, predict the future, escape from captivity, and even make a person disappear. With effects ranging from intimate tricks to epic on-stage illusions, Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring is an indispensable reference for magicians of all ages.
Contains three romance novels: This Magic Moment; Search for Love; The Right Path.
Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation's Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creaturesby Loren Coleman
Bestselling author and noted cryptozoologist Loren Coleman set out on the ultimate mission: to uncover the fun and intriguing phenomena that exist right here in the United States. In Mysterious America, a fun and compulsively readable guidebook to America's most popular local legends, he prepares readers for their own adventure -- where to find the unbelievable spectacles on their journey, including: Phantom panthers haunting eastern North America Bay State ghosts and spirits Mad gassers in Illinois Champ, the famous Lake Champlain monster The Minnesota Iceman The Missouri Momo and the infamous Eastern Bigfoot And many more! Coleman's witty insight and astonishing experiences will captivate followers of Charles Fort and just-plain-curious readers alike. For, as Coleman frankly reveals, these strange creatures and unimaginable wonders may lie just beyond your own backyard....
When Peter Moran, a former World War I pilot, picks up a man on the roadside while driving through a bitter rainy night, he is startled to discover that the bedraggled man is a wartime comrade of his who has just survived a crash landing. As he learns more about his old friend's strange mission, Moran finds himself entangled in treasonous international plots, flying adventures, and tests of both his bravery and his loyalty.
The readers will consider the question of why we are fascinated by mystery as they read this book. The literature, activities, and organization of the book will lead them to think critically about this question, to understand the elements of mystery writing, and, perhaps, to become one of the millions of avid mystery readers around the world.
From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved! Glub! Blub! Mrs. Caroline "Little Dumpling" Carillon isn't quite sure what to expect when she sets off to meet her husband, Leon. After all, she hasn't seen him since their wedding when she was five and he was seven. But their reunion is cut short when a storm knocks him off their boat, and he disappears completely, leaving only one very waterlogged clue (Glub! Blub!). Will Dumpling be able to find Leon (or is it Noel) again? And just what is a glub blub?
Jane Shore was born into a quiet life--the sickly, most easily overlooked daughter of a brood of eight boisterous children. But Jane's tendency to fall ill and her natural penchant for devouring stories in her sickbed reveal a most extraordinary ability: the power to fully immerse herself in a book--in mind and soul if not in body. By tethering her wrist to a suitable anchor in the real world and with the recitation of several key words, Jane can spend hour after hour in whatever literary plot has stolen her fancy. But such a power is an enticing thing, and that which tempts the desires of the masses is sure to bring overwhelming fame to its bearer. Where can someone so well known escape for peace and solitude?
"ninety percent of who you are is invisible." <P><P> Amedeo Kaplan seems just like any other new kid who has moved into the town of St. Malo, Florida, a navy town where new faces are the norm. But Amedeo has a secret, a dream: More than anything in the world, he wants to discover something -- a place, a process, even a fossil -- some treasure that no one realizes is there until he finds it. And he would also like to discover a true friend to share these things with. <P> William Wilcox seems like an unlikely candidate for friendship: an aloof boy who is all edges and who owns silence the way other people own words. When Amedeo and William find themselves working together on a house sale for Amedeo's eccentric neighbor, Mrs. Zender, Amedeo has an inkling that both his wishes may come true. For Mrs. Zender's mansion is crammed with memorabilia of her long life, and there is a story to go with every piece. Soon the boys find themselves caught up in one particular story -- a story that links a sketch, a young boy's life, an old man's reminiscence, and a painful secret dating back to the outrages of Nazi Germany. It's a story that will take them to the edge of what they know about heroism and the mystery of the human heart. <P> Two-time Newbery winner E. L. Konigsburg spins a magnificent tale of art, discovery, friendship, history, and truth.
Jean and Louise are excited to be spending Christmas vacation at Highfort, a property that Captain Dana's friend Tom Fairweather is in the processing of purchasing. The Danas' trip turns out much more exciting than anticipated, because several other people show up at Highfort claiming ownership to the property including arrogant Mrs. Plimpton and the Danas' school friend Sonya Olavu and her brother Tranley. Mr. Fairweather disappears before his arrival at Highfort, further complicating the situation. The Danas feel loyal to Mr. Fairweather, but he cannot defend his claim to the property. The situation becomes more grim with the disappearance of Sonya's jeweled star and a mysterious nighttime visitor who wrecks the Christmas tree. The Danas must solve the mystery but are at a loss to know how to begin.
Three mysterious guests appear at generous but impoverished Ezra's table on Sukkot and bless him, while they bring curses upon his rich but selfish brother Eben. Other books by this author are available in this library.
OLD WINCHIMELL MANOR on top of Arrowhead Hill has been abandoned for more than a century. Abigail Stanton knows there have been strange doings up at the house, yet she scoffs at the notion that it is haunted. When the town decides to demolish the house, Abby has only one week to find a way to save it, and her efforts lead her into a mystery of betrayal, love and redemption of the human spirit. While Abby is occupied with Winchell Manor, Mary is teaching arts and crafts at the church's vacation Bible school and discovers, amidst her selfconsciousness, gifts she never thought she had. She also meets young Josh Nicholson, a teen who's been helping out at the school. But is he harboring a secret of his own?
Nancy Drew is asked to locate a missing broadway actress. At nearly the same time Nancy begins investigating a case for her father lawyer Carson Drew. Nancy must find the actress and prove her father's client innocent of stealing others' work.
In Jules Verne's classic adventure tale, a hot air balloon is swept off course only to land on a faraway desert island In the midst of the American Civil War, five prisoners hijack a hot air balloon to make their escape. Caught in the winds of a violent storm, the balloon is blown far, far away from its point of departure in Richmond, Virginia. When the craft crash-lands, its passengers find themselves castaways on an exotic island. Here they are forced to contend with wild animals, pirates, and an active volcano--in a fight for their very survival. Beloved for well over a century, The Mysterious Island is an enduring adventure classic by the masterful Jules Verne. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
At a time when Verne is making a comeback in the US as a mainstream literary figure, Wesleyan is pleased to publish a new translation of one of his best-known novels, The Mysterious Island. Although several editions under the same title are in print, most reproduce a bowdlerized nineteenth-century translation which changes the names of the characters, omits several important scenes, and ideologically censors Verne's original text.The Mysterious Island was published in 1874, and it is one of Verne's longest novels. The plot depicts a group of men who have become castaways stranded on an island in the Pacific during the American Civil War. The novel describes their attempts not only to survive but also, with the aid of the scientific and technological know-how, to rebuild their world from the meager resources of the island. At the end, however, it is realized that Captain Nemo, from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, has secretly been helping the settlers. A marvelous adventure story, The Mysterious Island is also notable for its modern retelling of the utopian deserted-island myth, with repeated echoes of Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson. This Wesleyan edition features notes, appendices and an introduction by Verne scholar William Butcher, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition.
Splursh! Ka-thoom! Eric, Julie, and Neal are sailing with Princess Keeah. Suddenly, they are caught in the middle of a magical ocean storm. They are shipwrecked on an island that belongs to one of Lord Sparr's witches. Now Eric, Julie, Neal, and Princess Keeah have to get off the island before Lord Sparr gets them!
Perhaps it's the patch on her eye. Or maybe it's the donkey she rides. It might even be the ancient caravan she lives in, surrounded by six dogs, six cats, several goats, and a lot of chickens. Whatever the reason, the village children think Miss Slade is a witch. To Jim and Patsy Reader, Miss Slade is the eccentric neighbor who lets them play with her animals, shares her lunch of chips and cookies, and makes them laugh out loud. Soon the whole family is attached to her. But Miss Slade is a mystery, even to the Readers: Why does she speak like an aristocrat? And where did she get that gold sovereign? It turns out Miss Slade does have a secret after all--one that brings trouble when discovered. Luckily, she has some friends--human and canine--who can help. With humor, compassion, and a yard full of animals, Dick King-Smith, beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, tells a warm story of friendship and kindness.