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Download E-books A Year of Marvellous Ways PDF

*A Richard & Judy Bookclub choose Spring 2016*

A yr OF MARVELLOUS methods is the unforgettable and fully appealing new novel from Sarah Winman, writer of the overseas bestseller while GOD was once A RABBIT and a Sunday Times most sensible Ten bestseller.

Marvellous methods is eighty-nine years outdated and has lived by myself in a distant Cornish creek for almost all her lifestyles. in recent times she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by way of the river with a telescope. She's expecting anything - she's uncertain what, yet she'll comprehend it whilst she sees it.

Drake is a tender soldier left reeling by way of the second one international struggle. whilst his promise to fulfil a demise man's final want sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, damaged in physique and spirit, the previous lady involves his relief.

A 12 months of Marvellous methods is an excellent, life-affirming tale in regards to the magic in way of life and the pull of the ocean, the therapeutic powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and dying and the way we feature on while grief comes snapping at our heels.

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Download E-books OpenGL ES 2.0 Programming Guide PDF

By Aaftab Munshi, Dan Ginsburg, Dave Shreiner

OpenGL ES 2.0 is the industry’s major software program interface and photos library for rendering subtle 3D pix on hand-held and embedded units. With OpenGL ES 2.0, the entire programmability of shaders is now on hand on small and transportable devices—including mobile phones, PDAs, consoles, home equipment, and autos. notwithstanding, OpenGL ES differs considerably from OpenGL. pictures programmers and cellular builders have had little or no information regarding it—until now.

In the OpenGL® ES 2.0 Programming Guide , 3 prime experts at the Open GL ES 2.0 interface—including the specification’s editor—provide start-to-finish suggestions for maximizing the interface’s worth in a variety of high-performance functions. The authors disguise the complete API, together with Khronos-ratified extensions. utilizing special C-based code examples, they reveal the best way to arrange and application each element of the snap shots pipeline. You’ll circulate from introductory innovations all of the method to complex per-pixel lighting fixtures, particle platforms, and function optimization. 

Coverage includes:

  • Shaders extensive: growing shader gadgets, compiling shaders, checking for bring together mistakes, attaching shader items to software gadgets, and linking ultimate software objects
  • The OpenGL ES Shading Language: variables, varieties, constructors, buildings, arrays, attributes, uniforms, varyings, precision qualifiers, and invariance
  • Inputting geometry into the photographs pipeline, and assembling geometry into primitives
  • Vertex shaders, their exact variables, and their use in per-vertex lighting fixtures, skinning, and different applications
  • Using fragment shaders—including examples of multitexturing, fog, alpha try, and person clip planes
  • Fragment operations: scissor try, stencil try out, intensity try out, multisampling, mixing, and dithering
  • Advanced rendering: per-pixel lighting fixtures with general maps, atmosphere mapping, particle platforms, snapshot post-processing, and projective texturing
  • Real-world programming demanding situations: platform variety, C++ portability, OpenKODE, and platform-specific shader binaries

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Download E-books The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader PDF

By Mike Bellafiore

Are looking to develop into a very nice dealer – both for your self or for a proprietary buying and selling enterprise? This ebook may also help you get there. This special approach is the nearest factor to signing up for a “trader boot camp” your self! You’ll research by means of observing new investors stroll via real trades, clarify what they’ve attempted to do, and check out to outlive brutally tricky professional opinions. One exchange at a time, The Playbook unearths how expert investors needs to imagine with a view to be successful “under fire,” how they verify their very own functionality, and the way they paintings relentlessly to enhance. utilizing concrete, actionable setups drawn from his vast buying and selling and coaching adventure, Bellafiore walks via a unprecedented array of trades, displaying readers the best way to maximize gains and steer clear of disastrous hidden pitfalls. He covers help performs, bull-and-bear flags, beginning drives, very important intraday degrees, leap and fade trades, pullbacks, scalps, technical possibilities, consolidation, relative power, marketplace trades, and extra. He additionally provides essential insights on psychology and dealer improvement, in keeping with his paintings with thousands of investors on an immense commodity alternate and an elite prop firm’s buying and selling table. filled with colour, character, and realism, this can be an exhilarating consultant to real-world buying and selling.

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Download E-books Web Analytics: An Hour a Day PDF

By Avinash Kaushik

Written by way of an in-the-trenches practitioner, this step by step advisor exhibits you the way to enforce a profitable net analytics method. internet analytics professional Avinash Kaushik, in his thought-provoking sort, debunks top myths and leads you on a route to gaining actionable insights out of your analytics efforts. notice tips on how to flow past clickstream research, why qualitative info can be your concentration, and extra insights and strategies to help you strengthen a customer-centric approach with out sacrificing your company’s base line.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics will not be incorporated as a part of booklet file.

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Download E-books Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Episode Guide PDF

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Mystery technology Theater 3000, usually abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult tv comedy sequence created by way of Joel Hodgson and produced via most sensible Brains, Inc., that ran from 1988 to 1999.
The sequence contains a guy and his robotic sidekicks who're trapped on an area station by means of an evil scientist and compelled to monitor a variety of undesirable videos, usually (but now not restricted to) technology fiction B-movies. to stick sane, the fellow and his robots supply a operating statement on every one movie, making enjoyable of its flaws and wisecracking (or "riffing") their manner via every one reel within the kind of a movie-theater peanut gallery. each one movie is gifted with a superimposition of the fellow and robots' silhouettes alongside the ground of the screen.
Series writer Hodgson initially performed the stranded guy, Joel Robinson, for 5 and a part seasons. while Hodgson left in 1993, sequence head author Michael J. Nelson changed him as new sufferer Mike Nelson, and endured within the function for the remainder of the show's run.
During its 11 years, 198 episodes, fifty nine shorts and one characteristic movie, MST3K attained serious acclaim. The sequence gained a Peabody Award in 1993, used to be nominated for 2 Emmy Awards (in the class of remarkable person success in Writing for a range or tune software) in 1994 and 1995, and used to be nominated for a CableACE Award. In 2007, James Poniewozik indexed secret technology Theater 3000 as certainly one of Time magazine's "100 most sensible television exhibits of All-Time.

Original Season 1 [KTMA-TV] 22 episodes [1988-89]
7 Seasons [Comedy valuable] 128 Episodes [1989-96]
3 Seasons [Sci-Fi Channel] forty eight Episodes [1997-99]

PLUS: directory of fifty nine shorts additionally proven on[Comedy Central]
and secret technological know-how Theatre 3000: The motion picture [1996]

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Download E-books 50 Tips and Tricks for MongoDB Developers PDF

By Kristina Chodorow

Getting all started with MongoDB is simple, yet when you start construction functions with it, you will face a few advanced concerns. What are the tradeoffs among normalized and denormalized info? How do you deal with copy set failure and failover? This choice of MongoDB suggestions, tips, and hacks is helping you get to the bottom of matters with every little thing from software layout and implementation to facts safeguard and monitoring.

You get particular counsel in 5 subject parts at once from engineers at 10gen, the corporate that develops and helps this open resource database:

  • Application layout Tips: What to bear in mind while designing your schema
  • Implementation Tips: Programming functions opposed to MongoDB
  • Optimization Tips: rushing up your applications
  • Data defense Tips: utilizing replication and journaling to maintain information safe—without sacrificing an excessive amount of performance
  • Administration Tips: the best way to configure MongoDB and preserve it operating smoothly

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Download E-books A Dictionary of Symbols (Dover Occult) PDF

Humans, it is stated, are symbolizing animals. At each degree of civilization, humans have depended on symbolic expression, and advances in technology and know-how have in simple terms elevated our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is taken into account a technology, and this informative quantity deals an necessary software within the examine of symbology. it may be used as a reference or just browsed for excitement. a lot of its entries — these on structure, mandala, numbers, serpent, water, and zodiac, for instance — may be learn as self reliant essays. The power of symbology hasn't ever been better: a vital a part of the traditional arts of the Orient and of the Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a 20th-century revival with the examine of the subconscious, either without delay within the box of desires, visions, and psychoanalysis, and in some way in artwork and poetry. a large viewers awaits the help of this dictionary in elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in either the humanities and the background of ideas.

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Download E-books Spacefaring: The Human Dimension PDF

By Albert A. Harrison

The stars have consistently referred to as us, yet just for the prior 40 years or so have we been in a position to reply by way of touring in house. This ebook explores the human facet of spaceflight: why individuals are keen to courageous chance and problem to enter house; how human tradition has formed earlier and current missions; and the consequences of area go back and forth on healthiness and health. A complete and authoritative remedy of its topic, this ebook combines statistical reviews, wealthy case histories, and gripping anecdotal aspect because it investigates the phenomenon of people in space—from the earliest spaceflights to the missions of tomorrow.

Drawing from a powerful learn base within the behavioral sciences, Harrison covers such issues as habitability, workforce choice and coaching, dealing with tension, staff dynamics, injuries, and extra. as well as taking an in depth examine spacefarers themselves, Spacefaring reviews the wide organizational and political contexts that form human development towards the heavens. With the continuing building of the foreign area Station, the human trip to the celebs maintains, and this booklet would definitely aid advisor the way.

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Download E-books Discovering the Greek Countryside at Metaponto (Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures) PDF

By Joseph Coleman Carter

Though the traditional Greeks are often concept to were urban dwellers, with a basically city tradition, the polis additionally incorporated a large agricultural territory the place farmers labored and lived to provide the technique of subsistence for the city inhabitants, in addition to a surplus for alternate. getting to know the Greek nation-state at Metaponto explores one of many earliest and such a lot entire archaeological explorations of those "other Greeks."

This ebook stems from a Thomas Spencer Jerome Lecture introduced on the collage of Michigan in 2000 and is a synthesis of the equipment and result of the research of the chora of Metapontum conducted through the collage of Texas, in collaboration with Italian gurus, over the past twenty-five years. The fieldwork used to be designed to deal with basic questions about all voters of the polis, together with the ethnic composition of the colonists and their dating with indigenous populations; land allocation and use; fiscal adjustments through the years; development and shrinkage of the inhabitants; modes and locations of worship; funeral rites; and correlations among rural and concrete existence.

The means of facts collecting and research has required the contributions not just of experts frequently linked to classical archaeology projects-experts in pottery, structure, terra cotta collectible figurines, steel items, cash, and glass; photographers; photo artists; architects; and draftspeople-but additionally of geomorphologists, soil scientists, paleobotanists, actual anthropologists, osteologists, biochemists, and statisticians. The undertaking has balanced the result of survey with these of excavation and the services of classical archaeology with that of the extra clinical international. The multidisciplinary personality of this undertaking is apparent during this magisterial paintings of synthesis, the place the Greeks are obvious now not as abstractions yet opposed to the history of human improvement in a single quarter over a protracted interval of time.

Joseph Coleman Carter is Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology and Centennial Professor of Archaeology on the college of Texas at Austin. His courses include The Chora of Metaponto: The Necropoleis.

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Download E-books If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Dan Wakefield

Grasp storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut used to be probably the most in-demand graduation audio system of his time. for every get together, Vonnegut’s phrases have been unfailingly detailed, insightful, and witty, they usually stayed with viewers contributors lengthy after commencement.

As edited through Dan Wakefield, this e-book reads like a story within the distinctive voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers of every age. now and then hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply critical, those reflections are perfect for someone present process what Vonnegut might name their “long-delayed puberty ceremony”—marking the passage from scholar to full-time grownup.

This ebook makes the correct reward for top university or collage graduates—or for fogeys and grandparents who take into accout Vonnegut fondly and wish to hook up with him in a brand new context.

ABOUT the writer

Kurt Vonnegut is a special voice within the American canon—a author whose works are not easy to categorize, frequently straddling the distance among literature and technology fiction, and jam-packed with slicing satire and darkish humor. Like Mark Twain ahead of him, Vonnegut's attractiveness and effect on American writing and examining will keep growing progressively and bring up in relevance as new insights are made.

Vonnegut was once born in 1922 in Indianapolis, and studied on the collage of Chicago and the collage of Tennessee. within the moment international conflict, he turned a German prisoner of warfare and used to be current in the course of the bombing of Dresden. This adventure supplied proposal for his so much winning and influential novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut—admired as a lot for his perspectives and his “Vonnegutisms” as for his publications—wrote generally in lots of varieties, together with novels, brief tales, essays, performs, articles, speeches, and correspondence, a few of which used to be released posthumously.


A lifelong pal of Kurt Vonnegut’s, Dan Wakefield either edited and wrote the advent to the bestselling choice of Vonnegut’s own correspondence, Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. additionally, Wakefield is the writer of the memoir manhattan within the Fifties, which was once made right into a documentary movie, in addition to Returning: a non secular trip. He created the NBC top time sequence “James at Fifteen” and wrote the script for the motion picture in accordance with his novel Going all of the method, starring Ben Affleck.

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