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Your research has generated gigabytes of data and now you need to analyse it. You hate using spreadsheets but it is all you know, so what else can you do? This book will transform how you work with large and complex data sets, teaching you powerful programming tools for slicing and dicing data to suit your needs. Written in a fun and accessible style, this step-by-step guide will inspire and inform non-programmers about the essential aspects of Unix and Perl. It shows how, with just a little programming knowledge, you can write programs that could save you hours, or even days. No prior experience is required and new concepts are introduced using numerous code examples that you can try out for yourself. Going beyond the basics, the authors touch upon many broader topics that will help those new to programming, including debugging and how to write in a good programming style.
Someone has discovered an item that proves life on other planets exists. And they've been hiding it on a base called Zone 91--the most secret place on Earth.
Lauren Conway almost didn't make it out alive She owes her life to Alex Shields, the handsome firefighter who carried her from the burning office building. But when Lauren wakes up in a hospital bed, everyone--including her rescuer--assumes she's suffering from amnesia. They're convinced her real name is Dana. But Lauren knows she's not ill. What she doesn't know is who this mysterious woman is. And when she finds out, it will turn her life upside down.
A groundbreaking guide to the universe and how our latest deep-space discoveries are forcing us to revisit what we know--and what we don't. On March 21, 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the Big Bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometres of space and 13.8 billion years of time, it is physically impossible to make a better map: we will never see the early universe in more detail. On the one hand, such a view is the apotheosis of modern cosmology, on the other, it threatens to undermine almost everything we hold cosmologically sacrosanct. The map contains anomalies that challenge our understanding of the universe. It will force us to revisit what is known and what is unknown, to construct a new model of our universe. This is the first book to address what will be an epoch-defining scientific paradigm shift. Stuart Clark will ask if Newton's famous laws of gravity need to be rewritten; if dark matter and dark energy are just celestial phantoms? Can we ever know what happened before the Big Bang? What's at the bottom of a black hole? Are there universes beyond our own? Does time exist? Are the once immutable laws of physics changing?
Four mistresses of erotic romance unleash their most irresistibly dangerous fantasies in this sensational anthology of lust and lingerie? So many delicious surprises under a corset?Such fine exquisite lace. Such warm soft leather. Such a nice tight fit. Such impressive boning. Here are four all-new stories from four hot authors that erotica fans will find irresistible?
From an environmental journalist and mother of two young breast-fed children comes this searing, insightful look into the breastfeeding controversy and puts "common knowledge" about this most natural of processes to the test by breaking down the complex cultural, corporate, political, and technological factors that have transformed the way people think about breastfeeding and the human experience.Since the rise of infant formula in the early twentieth century, breastfeeding has gone from a basic biological function to a never-ending controversy and hot topic in the media: an Instagram photo of Blake Lively breastfeeding her daughter gained 367,000 likes and was posted across media sites from USA Today to Us Weekly. A photo of an Argentinian politician breastfeeding her 8-month-old during a session of Parliament quickly went viral, drawing a mix of support and criticism. Target's breastfeeding policy, allowing women to nurse in any area of the store, was recently shared on Facebook to praise from mothers across America. Clearly, this is a topic that constantly makes headlines and sparks heated discussion throughout the world. Growing up, Jennifer Grayson thought nothing of the fact that her mother had not breastfed her. It wasn't until she became a mother herself that she realized she had missed out on a natural, profound, and incredibly important experience, one that she became determined to give to her own children. Her curiosity about breastfeeding soon turned to passion, leading her to launch a worldwide search for knowledge and stories of breastfeeding. From biblical times to eighteenth century France, from modern-day Mongolia to inner-city Los Angeles, Grayson explores the personal stories of breastfeeding women throughout history around the world. Along the way, she takes readers behind the scenes at a lactation research laboratory, interviews controversial breastfeeding figures including Dr. William Sears, and shares her own personal experience of extended breastfeeding her preschool and toddler daughters. Unlatched is a thorough and fascinating study of one of the most contentious issues affecting society today.
Kate O'Brien can't believe her ears. She's been married, by proxy, to a man she's never met, thanks to her young siblings' meddling! Kate offers her "groom" room and board at her farm until the annulment is granted-nothing more. After all, what else could this predicament be but a blunder that needs fixing? Nathan Rutledge arrives on Kate's doorstep, seeking a fresh start-with a family that needs his help more than Kate will admit. The shadows in both their pasts will be no match for a bright new beginning. But first, he has to convince a woman frightened of love to throw caution to the Texas wind...
For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America's colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues.Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny "free speech zones" when they wanted to express their views.But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers-even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart-Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today's campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber.
It is a future few envisioned--humans with the ability to shape and shift into every imaginable predator on earth. This new world is dangerous, dark and filled with desire. . .Hunting TemptationFox-shifter Gea Crevan is a PI working a case deep in the underbelly of New Chicago. She relies on ruthless businessman and leopard-shifter Quilliam North for good intel and even better sex, but resists taking him as her mate. Until she witnesses his carnal lust for another, and suddenly all her feral instincts are unleashed. . .Reclaiming TemptationGrifter Felicia Tamryn is half cheetah and all woman who always gets what she wants. Until the day she tries to con Constantine Breckenridge and instead finds her heart held tight in the talons of an eagle-shifter. Felicia tries to run but her past and her body betray her, catching her in a sexual trap of her own making. . .Praise for the novels of Crystal Jordan"There are books you read and those very special ones you devour. . .Carnal Desires is definitely one of the latter. This is definitely an author to watch." --Kate Douglas, author of Wolf Tales "The author is a master world builder and the abundant sex scenes complement the plot and characters. One cannot help but fall in love with these large, dangerous, hot cats!" --Romantic Times on On The Prowl[WARNING! This is a REALLY HOT book. (Sexually Explicit)]
Jacintha Ferreira, Fish and Wildlife Department's cat whisperer, called in when a jaguar is left at Cupid Cat's Shelter... and she finds a spelled Morovian (vampire)... and they work together to make sure the spellcasters are stopped.
DISCOVER THE PLEASURES OF THE G-SPOT AND EXPERIENCE MIND-BLOWING SEX EVERY TIMEThis book helps you take your sex life to a higher level. The author carefully details proven techniques that are amazingly simple yet guaranteed to elicit the ultimate in female pleasure.You'll learn how to: Find the G-spot Stimulate and arouse the G-spot Be sensitive to your partner's feelings Explore female ejaculation Achieve G-spot orgasmUnleashing Her G-Spot Orgasm features: A 10-step plan for locating, understanding and stimulating a woman's G-spot Case studies and findings from the authors survey of test couples
Political gridlock in Washington. . . the lingering effects of the financial crisis. . . structural problems such as unemployment and the skills gap of our work force. . . the mediocre K-12 educational system. Are our best days behind us? Joel Kurtzman persuasively shows why all the talk about America's decline is not only baseless but dead wrong. Our best days, are, in fact, ahead of us. Four transformational forces-unrivaled manufacturing depth, soaring levels of creativity, massive new energy sources, and gigantic amounts of capital waiting to be invested-have been gathering steam. When combined they will provide the foundation for a much stronger economy, robust growth, and broad-based prosperity that will propel the United States to new heights. One endlessly repeated anxiety is that "we don't make anything here, anymore. " The reality, though, is that the US is the world's dominant manufacturing power-and growing. American companies produce 20 percent of the world's goods in the US and perhaps another 15 to 20 percent outside our country. And much of what we make is recession-proof-such as software, jetliners, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and food. Kurtzman reveals the stories of the unsung heroes who are the creative force leading the second American century, describing the payoff of the investment in our best minds. American companies have stunning levels of talent and creativity at work in the world's fastest growing economic sectors-biotech, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, advanced manufacturing, materials science, and aeronautical and space engineering. In these fields, Americans are without peer and consistently break new ground. We are coming to the realization that America is no longer beholden to the despots of foreign energy. Thanks to advances in technology developed in the US, we now have among the world's largest energy reserves, and are richer in energy resources than Saudi Arabia and second only to Russia. These three strengths-manufacturing, soaring levels of creativity, and energy independence-will be magnified and synergistically combined with the unprecedented amount of capital that now lies idle. US companies of all types are hoarding cash and securities worth more than $4 trillion-an amount larger than the world's fourth largest economy, Germany. When the money starts flowing and is invested, it will rapidly propel every part of the economy forward.
THE TEMPTING, TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTTired of being Miss Goody Two-shoes, Calli Thornton was ready to kick up her heels for a little adventure. She was a woman with a mission. But a sexy stranger thwarted every opportunity. It almost seemed as if this man had decided to save Calli from herself.Rancher Gabe Griffin had been secretly hired to protect Calli. But Gabe couldn't even keep his professional-let alone physical-distance when he moved her to his ranch for safekeeping. Heck, he couldn't even protect himself from falling hard and fast for the blue-eyed beauty. But a love-'em-and-leave-'em man like Gabe could never give Calli the forever she deserved. Could he?
A most unlikely match! Mia wants to keep her head down-not get distracted by handsome billionaire Dylan Fairweather! Asked to plan his sister's wedding, she can't say no to his other outrageous proposition: pose as Dylan's girlfriend so he can assess his future brother-in-law's intentions! Shy Mia doubts anyone would believe he's dating her...especially if they discovered the secret past she's worked so hard to leave behind. But as she grows closer to Dylan, Mia might just find she's more than worthy of this prince among men...
"The boss is fading fast. His last request is that a writer compose his memoirs" was Aunt Lillian's plea. Helping the elderly oilman seemed natural to Mari. But Ward Jessup was anything but old and sickly...."Poor little Mari," her aunt fretted. "I'm worried about her state of mind-deep emotional scars." Ward's sympathy went out to Lillian's niece, and he invited Mari to the ranch. But the woman who arrived was hardly a helpless little girl....Though they knew they had been tricked, neither could fight the power of Cupid's magic arrow.
Imagine. Believe. Achieve.Many self-help books offer a lot of new age platitudes and sappy mantras: Just love yourself. See the glass as half full. Believe it and it will come.Really? That's not how it works, and you know it. A lifetime's worth of struggle is not overturned in a small moment of positive thinking. But if you have the right attitude--attitude and skills--you can and will accomplish anything and everything you want. This book gives you both, attitude and action. By its end you will have all the tools you need to change your life. No hype. No false promises. You will learn to:* Cultivate your passion and embrace your uniqueness to create a purpose-filled life . . .on your own terms. * Transform your suffering into peace, wisdom, and strength.* Work through fear, worry, shame, and negative self-talk to blast through obstacles and create self-confidence, self-esteem, and a healthy self-image. * Take powerful, informed, deliberate actions to make your dreams a reality.Forget surviving: it's your time to thrive. You do have the ability and potential to achieve unlimited health, wealth, and happiness. Getting there won't all be easy--nothing worthwhile ever is--but take this journey and your life will change dramatically. Your possibilities are unlimited, and your life is waiting for you to break free and claim itFrom the Hardcover edition.
Holden Harris is an eighteen-year-old locked in a prison of autism. Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially normal---on the inside, in a private world all his own. In reality, he is bullied at school by kids who only see that he is very different. Ella Reynolds is part of the 'in' crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, her life seems perfect. When she catches Holden listening to her rehearse for the school play, she is drawn to him... the way he is drawn to the music. Then, Ella makes a dramatic discovery---she and Holden were best friends as children. Frustrated by the way Holden is bullied, and horrified at the indifference of her peers, Ella decides to take a stand against the most privileged and popular kids at school, including her boyfriend, Jake. Ella believes miracles can happen in the unlikeliest places, and that just maybe an entire community might celebrate from the sidelines. But will Holden's praying mother and the efforts of Ella and a cast of theater kids be enough to unlock the prison that contains Holden? This time, friendship, faith, and the power of a song must be strong enough to open the doors to the miracle Holden needs.
This updated classic leads the reader through the inductive Bible study process, showing practically how to study the Bible for one's self. With this tool, Christians can learn to relevantly apply God's Word to their lives as His Spirit leads them personally, rather than as some other leader might direct. Originally published in 1986, Finzel's style remains very accessible-providing practical examples that walk the reader through the steps of unpacking Scripture, using actual passages to practice. Free downloadable study guide and activities.
Eve needs the Pony Pals' help. Her Pony, Lucky, was hand-reared by the Pony Pals, but now he's become too difficult for Eve to control. The Pony Pals are happy to train Lucky and teach Eve how to manage him but they soon learn it's a tough job.
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The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia."A rare sequel that surpasses the original."--Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Hollow CityHe is here . . . and he could be anyone.Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us-a demon she accidentally set free.Now Kennedy and the other Legion members-Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared-have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family. With the clock ticking and the life of someone she loves hanging in the balance, Kennedy has to ask the question she fears most: what is it about her past that has left her Unmarked?
World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford matches wits with a devious killer in this exciting and suspenseful adventure from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd In the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu epidemic spreads, killing millions of soldiers and civilians across the globe. Overwhelmed by the constant flow of wounded soldiers coming from the French front, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford must now contend with hundreds of influenza patients as well. However, war and disease are not the only killers to strike. Bess discovers, concealed among the dead waiting for burial, the body of an officer who has been murdered. Though she is devoted to all her patients, this soldier's death touches her deeply. Not only did the man serve in her father's former regiment, he was also a family friend. Before she can report the terrible news, Bess falls ill, the latest victim of the flu. By the time she recovers, the murdered officer has been buried, and the only other person who saw the body has hanged himself. Or did he? Working her father's connections in the military, Bess begins to piece together what little evidence she can find to unmask the elusive killer and see justice served. But she must be as vigilant as she is tenacious. With a determined killer on her heels, each move Bess makes could be her last.
NONDESCRIPT...?When Cissy Spagnola returned to the mean city streets of her childhood, she found nothing but trouble. Her mother and sister were missing, and after some not-so-discreet investigating, a potential witness turned up dead in her hotel room. Someone clearly wanted her eliminated, and she knew there was only one man she could trust....NO WAY!Nick Fiore. The irresistible neighborhood bad boy who'd taken her virginity was now a bona fide cop and Cissy's only hope for finding her family. Working closely to uncover a dangerous conspiracy rekindled their old passion, but would getting close to Nick put her heart-and life-even more at risk?
Julian Laurent is not like other vampires. He is yet to receive his racial mark from the Lord of Immortals and as a result, his time studying at the Damned Academy will not be easy. Not only will he have to deal with the scorn of the other vampires, angels, demons and half-bloods at the university, but he will also have to work things out with Mia, an ex-girlfriend he can't even remember. Julian thinks he knows the full extent of his problems but he soon realizes that there is much more at stake. The subverts are hunting him and want to kill him, and there is a dangerous power growing inside him -- the likes of which no one should have. Thanks to another vampire, Ray, he will soon discover what the racial mark really is: a tool used by the Immortal Lord Blake Night to keep the rest of the immortals under his power. Freeing the other students from the influence of the mark will not be at all easy, particularly since Julian feels that he is linked to Blake by some kind of invisible thread. The reality is worse than he could possibly imagine.