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By Colleen Nelson. 2013
WINNER, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, 2014FINALIST, Forest of Reading, White Pine Award 2013SELECTION, Best Books for Kids…and Teens, Fall 2013When one teen dies in a tragic accident, the lives of three others are forever changed. One turns to alcohol to escape his guilt. Another looks to a gang to replace what he' s lost. Ben must find the strength to break through a growing web of lies and convince everyone at school that he was not to blame. But first he has to convince himself.
The Prince of Glencurragh: A Novel Of Ireland
By Nancy Blanton. 2016
In 1634, an Irish warrior abducts a young heiress for his bride, to help restore his stolen heritage, but the…deed lands him squarely in the crossfire between the four most powerful men in Ireland, each with his own agenda.
By Michael Gandy. 2012
A four-year old's dream saved a President, a minor entertainer eclipsed the King of Rock and Roll while changing the…world, a microscopic plant brought a famed pilot home, the singer Dean Martin showed what loyalty is all about, and the husband of the world's most famous redhead revealed his true worth just by playing golf. These and dozens of other anecdotes serve as inspiration, entertainment, and fodder for public speakers as Michael Gandy, whose Gandy Mysteries series has been downloaded throughout the Bookshare world, retells some of the most favorite stories from his years of giving speeches.
The Earl in Black Armor
By Nancy Blanton. 2018
In the years preceding the Great Irish Rebellion of 1641, an Irish clansman goes to Dublin Castle to spy on…the English Lord Deputy Thomas Wentworth, who plans to seize clan properties and establish an English-only plantation. A woman at the castle also spies on Wentworth, but for very personal reasons. Together they discover Wentworth’s true plan, more terrible than anyone imagines, involving political and religious intrigue in the service of King Charles I. Their common mission binds them and takes them to London and Hampton Court; to York and Scotland; and to the highest levels of court intrigue and power. But secrets, fears, war and betrayal threaten their love, and even their lives. And as Wentworth’s power grows, so grow the deadly plans of his most treacherous and driven enemies.
The Life of the Author: Charles Dickens (The Life of the Author)
By Pete Orford. 2023
An accessible and reliable introduction to the life and works of Charles Dickens, offering a unique combination of academic biography…and literary analysis The Life of the Author: Charles Dickens explores the relationship between Dickens’ lived experience and his works, discussing themes within and key influences on literary classics such as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Nicholas Nickleby, and Great Expectations. An excellent introduction to the world of Dickens scholarship, this easily accessible volume provides the necessary background about the author’s life while encouraging readers to critically analyze Dickens’ works. Organized thematically by chapter, the book opens with a brief overview of Dickens’ life and a chronology of major works. Subsequent chapters focus on key aspects of Dickens’ life, concluding with case studies of selected texts that demonstrate the similarities between events in Dickens’ own life and the literature he was writing at the time. Throughout the book, readers are provided with an informative portrait of Dickens’ early family life, personal relationships, professional networks, social circles, travels abroad, charitable works, financial issues, dealings with publishers, and much more. Incorporates the latest discussions in Dickens research alongside documents and materials from Dickens’ time Discusses the afterlife of Dickens in film, theater, and television, including A Christmas Carol, Dickens’ most adapted story Features archival material from the Charles Dickens Museum and discussion of Dickens’ roles as a journalist, editor, and professional reader Includes short case studies at the end of each chapter to demonstrate the ways Dickens’ life informed his workThe Life of the Author: Charles Dickens is an ideal introductory textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in English Literature and Victorian Literature courses, as well as a valuable resource for Dickens scholars and enthusiasts.
Mathematica for Physicists and Engineers
By K. B. Kumar, Antony P. Monteiro. 2023
Mathematica for Physicists and Engineers Hands-on textbook for learning how to use Mathematica to solve real-life problems in physics and…engineering Mathematica for Physicists and Engineers provides the basic concepts of Mathematica for scientists and engineers, highlights Mathematica’s several built-in functions, demonstrates mathematical concepts that can be employed to solve problems in physics and engineering, and addresses problems in basic arithmetic to more advanced topics such as quantum mechanics. The text views mathematics and physics through the eye of computer programming, fulfilling the needs of students at master’s levels and researchers from a physics and engineering background and bridging the gap between the elementary books written on Mathematica and the reference books written for advanced users. Mathematica for Physicists and Engineers contains information on: Basics to Mathematica, its nomenclature and programming language, and possibilities for graphic output Vector calculus, solving real, complex and matrix equations and systems of equations, and solving quantum mechanical problems in infinite-dimensional linear vector spaces Differential and integral calculus in one and more dimensions and the powerful but elusive Dirac Delta function Fourier and Laplace transform, two integral transformations that are instrumental in many fields of physics and engineering for the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations Serving as a complete first course in Mathematica to solve problems in science and engineering, Mathematica for Physicists and Engineers is an essential learning resource for students in physics and engineering, master’s students in material sciences, geology, biological sciences theoretical chemists. Also lecturers in these and related subjects will benefit from the book.
Sensors and Probes for Bioimaging
By Young-Tae Chang, Nam-Young Kang. 2023
Sensors and Probes for Bioimaging A fulsome exploration of the history, design, and application of bioimaging probes and sensors In…Sensors and Probes for Bioimaging, distinguished researcher Professor Young-Tae Chang and Professor Nam-Young Kang deliver a comprehensive discussion of bioimaging achieved with sensors and probes. In the book, readers will find a complete discussion of the history of colorful sensors and probes, probe design and the mechanisms of staining, as well as cell and tissue application and whole-body imaging. You’ll learn how probes can be used, how to choose and use a variety of probes, and new directions in research and application in the area of sensors and probes for bioimaging. Readers will also find: A thorough introduction to bioimaging, as well as discussions of chemical sensors and probes used in bioimaging Comprehensive explorations of organelle and cell selective probes, as well as discussions of a model for organelle selectivity Practical discussions of tissue selective probes and whole-body imaging Fulsome treatments of imaging for biological function and for the diagnosis of disease, including cancer and Alzheimer’s imaging Perfect for chemical biologists, analytical chemists, biochemists, and materials scientists, Sensors and Probes for Bioimaging will also earn a place in the libraries of clinical chemists and advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals working in the bioimaging and sensor industry.
Evolution and Applications of Quantum Computing
By Sachi Nandan Mohanty, Rajanikanth Aluvalu, Sarita Mohanty. 2023
EVOLUTION and APPLICATIONS of QUANTUM COMPUTING The book is about the Quantum Model replacing traditional computing’s classical model and gives…a state-of-the-art technical overview of the current efforts to develop quantum computing and applications for Industry 4.0. A holistic approach to the revolutionary world of quantum computing is presented in this book, which reveals valuable insights into this rapidly emerging technology. The book reflects the dependence of quantum computing on the physical phenomenon of superposition, entanglement, teleportation, and interference to simplify difficult mathematical problems which would have otherwise taken years to derive a definite solution for. An amalgamation of the information provided in the multiple chapters will elucidate the revolutionary and riveting research being carried out in the brand-new domain encompassing quantum computation, quantum information and quantum mechanics. Each chapter gives a concise introduction to the topic. The book comprises 18 chapters and describes the pioneering work on the interaction between artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum computing along with their applications and potential role in the world of big data. Subjects include: Combinational circuits called the quantum multiplexer with secured quantum gate (CSWAP); Detecting malicious emails and URLs by using quantum text mining algorithms to distinguish between phishing and benign sites; Quantum data traffic analysis for intrusion detection systems; Applications of quantum computation in banking, netnomy and vehicular ad-hoc networks, virtual reality in the education of autistic children, identifying bacterial diseases and accelerating drug discovery; The critical domain of traditional classical cryptography and quantum cryptography. Audience The book will be very useful for researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence and quantum physics as well as students who want to understand the history of quantum computing along with its applications and have a technical state-of-the-art overview.
The Medici Effect: What Elephants And Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation
By Frans Johansson. 2017
<p>With Amazon Business, you would have saved $212.15 in the last year. Create a free account and save up to…13% today.</p><p>Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs.</p><p>Frans Johansson's The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory and offers examples of how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.</p><p>Clayton M. Christensen, bestselling author of The Innovator's Dilemma, has described The Medici Effect as "one of the most insightful books about managing innovation I have ever read. Its assertion that breakthrough principles of creativity occur at novel intersections is an enduring principle of creativity that should guide innovators in every field."</p><p>Now with a new preface and a discussion guide, and a foreword by Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile, The Medici Effect is a timeless classic that will help you reach your innovative peak.</p>
Textbook of Ion Channels Volume I: Fundamental Mechanisms and Methodologies
By Jie Zheng Matthew C. Trudeau. 2023
The Textbook of Ion Channels is a set of three volumes providing a wide-ranging reference source on ion channels for…students, instructors and researchers. Ion channels are membrane proteins that control the electrical properties of neurons and cardiac cells; mediate the detection and response to sensory stimuli like light, sound, odor, and taste; and regulate the response to physical stimuli like temperature and pressure. In non-excitable tissues, ion channels are instrumental for the regulation of basic salt balance that is critical for homeostasis. Ion channels are located at the surface membrane of cells, giving them the unique ability to communicate with the environment, as well as the membrane of intracellular organelles, allowing them to regulate internal homeostasis. Ion channels are fundamentally important for human health and diseases, and are important targets for pharmaceuticals in mental illness, heart disease, anesthesia, pain and other clinical applications. The modern methods used in their study are powerful and diverse, ranging from single ion-channel measurement techniques to models of ion channel diseases in animals, and human clinical trials for ion channel drugs. Volume I, Part 1 covers fundamental topics such as the basic principles of ion permeation and selectivity, voltage-dependent, ligand-dependent, and mechano-dependent ion channel activation mechanisms, the mechanisms for ion channel desensitization and inactivation, and basic ion channel pharmacology and inhibition. Volume I, Part 2 offers a practical guide of cardinal methods for researching ion channels, including heterologous expression and voltage-clamp and patch-clamp electrophysiology; isolation of native currents using patch clamping; modeling ion channel gating, structures, and its dynamics; crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy; fluorescence and paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy methods; and genetics approaches in model organisms. All three volumes give the reader an introduction to fundamental concepts needed to understand the mechanism of ion channels; a guide to the technical aspects of ion channel research; a modern guide to the properties of major ion channel families; and includes coverage of key examples of regulatory, physiological and disease roles for ion channels.
Contemporary Dance Lighting: The Poetry and the Nitty-Gritty
By Carol M. Press, Vickie J. Scott. 2023
Contemporary Dance Lighting: The Poetry and the Nitty-Gritty dynamically guides students toward aesthetically, creatively, and skillfully becoming lighting designers for…dance in the 21st century. The book is organized in three parts, covering everything from the aesthetic considerations of lighting for dance to the tools and technology designers use to create compelling artistry. Part I, "Beginnings" establishes context, explaining the structure of the book and illuminating the history of contemporary dance and lighting. Part II, "The Poetry" elaborates on the key artistic and aesthetic elements of contemporary dance lighting: visual narrative; controllable functions and qualities of light; use of space, color, and time; importance and intricacies of collaboration; and continual effects and evolution of technology. Part III, "The Nitty-Gritty" steers students through the technical knowledge and skills necessary to design lighting, including understanding your tools and positioning instruments; creating layered light plots; organizing extensive paperwork; and archiving. The dance Artifice, choreographed by Jerry Pearson, is sequentially explored throughout the book to convey key concepts. "Further Reflections" conclude each chapter, written by a diverse group of renowned professionals, inviting young designers directly into the world of lighting design. This textbook is for use in Lighting Design and Design for Dance Lighting courses at the university level, along with professional training programs.
Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington
By James Kirchick. 2022
FOR DECADES, the specter of homosexuality haunted Washington. The mere suggestion that a person might be gay destroyed reputations, ended…careers, and ruined lives. At the height of the Cold War, fear of homosexuality became intertwined with the growing threat of international communism, leading to a purge of gays and lesbians from the federal government. In the fevered atmosphere of political Washington, the secret "too loathsome to mention" held enormous, terrifying power. Utilizing thousands of pages of declassified documents, interviews with more than one hundred people, and material unearthed from presidential libraries and archives across the country, Secret City is a chronicle of American politics like no other. Beginning with the tragic story of Sumner Welles, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's brilliant diplomatic advisor and the man at the center of "the greatest national scandal since the existence of the United States," James Kirchick illuminates how homosexuality shaped each successive presidential administration through to the end of the twentieth century. Cultural and political anxiety over gay people sparked a decades-long witch hunt, impacting everything from the rivalry between the CIA and the FBI to the ascent of Joseph McCarthy, the struggle for Black civil rights, and the rise of the conservative movement. Among other revelations, Kirchick tells of the World War II-era gay spymaster who pioneered seduction as a tool of American espionage, the devoted aide whom Lyndon Johnson treated as a son yet abandoned once his homosexuality was discovered, and how allegations of a "homosexual ring" controlling Ronald Reagan nearly derailed his 1980 election victory. Magisterial in scope and intimate in detail, Secret City will forever transform our understanding of American history. JAMES KIRCHICK has written about human rights, politics, and culture from around the world. A columnist for Tablet magazine, a contributing writer to Air Mail, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, he is the author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age. Kirchick's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the New York Review of Books, and the Times Literary Supplement. A graduate of Yale with degrees in history and political science, he resides in Washington, DC.
Liars All (Brodie Farrell Mystery #9)
By Jo Bannister. 2009
PRICELESS GOODS In this last novel in the Brodie Farrell Mystery Series her eclectic agency, called Looking for Something?, has…been hired to find a rare star sapphire tied to tragedy. As Brodie herself is preoccupied with a tougher challenge, finding a cure for her infant son's illness, the case falls largely to her best friend Daniel Hood. The necklace, stolen from a young woman's neck after a hit-and-run, was pawned by the perpetrator, who is now behind bars. Desperate to atone for her son's sins, the thief's mother wants the necklace found so she can return it. But the trail is growing cold and proving dangerous for Daniel. Twice he's attacked and warned to back off. Stranger still, the clues point close to home... and the precious sapphire soon reveals unexpectedly intersecting lives, as events play out with a stunning twist. Read the rest of the books in the Brodie Farrell series as well as other series and stand alone novels by Jo Bannister. For the Brodie Farrell Series look for #1 Echoes of Lies, #2 True Witness, #3 Reflections, #4 The Depths of Solitude, #5 Breaking Faith, #6 Requiem for a Healer, #7 Flawed and #8 Closer Still.
Shanty Gold (Daughters of Ireland)
By Jeanne Charters. 2016
&“Charters interweaves many important topics—immigration, civil rights, women&’s rights—into her exciting novel . . . An evocative portrait of South Boston.&” —Kirkus Reviews…After the deaths of her mother and infant sister during Ireland&’s Great Famine, thirteen-year-old Mary Boland makes her way to the Queenstown harbor and onto a coffin ship bound for America. But what happens during her transatlantic passage is enough to quash the strongest of dreams. After being assaulted by crewmembers, Mary thinks of ending her life—until a young Black slave named Kamua comes to her rescue . . . Forming a bond as strong as siblings, Mary and Kam reach Boston, determined to forge their own paths. No longer an innocent soul, Mary trusts no one, putting her faith in her own instincts. It is on the teeming streets of South Boston that she&’ll find a new home and a new purpose as a midwife, helping poverty-stricken women survive their pregnancies. And it is in this city, full of possibility, where Mary&’s heart will heal, and find the strength to survive the harsh choices she is forced to make, and grow into a woman true to herself . . . &“The story of a young Irish girl&’s struggles told with an authentic, historically accurate voice.&” —Sallie Bissell, author of the Mary Crow series &“To read Shanty Gold is to immerse oneself in a wild ride of discovery, romance, and the search for a new way of life. . . . A tale that will grab your heart and senses, with twists and turns along the way.&” —Susan Blexrud, author of the Fang series
Lace Curtain (Daughters of Ireland #Vol. 2)
By Jeanne Charters. 2019
The daughter of Irish immigrants and the son of an African slave forge their own destiny in Boston, in this…compelling sequel to Shanty Gold.Boston, 1870. Nellie&’s mom and Neo&’s father met on a coffin ship sailing from Ireland to America, a journey they barely survived. Having heard this tale since childhood, the two teenagers now crave an adventure of their own. When an unfounded rumor gets Nellie suspended from school and puts her future in jeopardy, the lifelong friends flee to New York City to join a circus. And though their escapade is short-lived, it teaches both of them about courage, kindness, and acceptance. Rising above her scandalous background, Nellie inches toward her dream of becoming a teacher, while Neo battles against prejudice and hatred to marry the woman he loves. As they struggle with the hopes and expectations laid upon them by their parents, they&’ll navigate through tragedy and betrayal on a journey towards their hearts&’ true desires.Praise for Shanty Gold &“Charters interweaves many important topics—immigration, civil rights, women&’s rights—into her exciting novel . . . Gripping.&” —Kirkus Reviews &“The story of a young Irish girl&’s struggles told with an authentic, historically accurate voice.&” —Sallie Bissell, author of the Mary Crow series &“To read Shanty Gold is to immerse oneself in a wild ride of discovery, romance, and the search for a new way of life. . . . A tale that will grab your heart and senses, with twists and turns along the way.&” —Susan Blexrud, author of the Fang series
Pedro & Daniel
By Federico Erebia. 2023
Pedro and Daniel are Mexican-American brothers growing up in 1970s Ohio. Their mom doesn’t like that Pedro is a spitting…image of their darker-skinned father, that Daniel plays with dolls, that neither of the boys love sports like the other kids in their neighborhood. Life at home can be rough – but the boys have an unshakable bond that will last their entire lives. Pedro & Daniel is a sweeping and deeply personal novel – illustrated with beautiful linework throughout by Julie Kwon – that spans from childhood to teenage years to adulthood, all the while tracing the lives of two brothers who are there for each other when no one else is. Together the brothers manage an abusive home life, school, coming out, first loves, first jobs, and the AIDS epidemic, in a coming-of-age story unlike any other. P R A I S E ★ "Pedro and Daniel’s journey, whether together or apart, is an unforgettable one of resilience and, most of all, love. Stunning." —Kirkus Reviews (starred) "A multi-layered and nuanced story." —School Library Connection
Alternative Protein Sources in Aquaculture Diets
By Chhorn Lim, Carl D. Webster, Cheng-Sheng Lee. 2008
A unique resource that describes the ingredients included in an aquaculture diet, species profiles, processing methods, impacts to environment and…industry, and more. Aquaculture is and will remain a major food producing sector in the future. To become more efficient and successful in the aquaculture industry, operations need to provide good nutrition. Alternative Protein Sources in Aquaculture Diets is a unique source describing the ingredients included in fish and crustacean diets, their nutrient compositions, species profiles, suitability for species, processing methods, and impacts of alternative ingredients on the environment and to the aquaculture industry. World-renowned nutritionists and feed technologists explore practical ways for the aquaculture industry to expand and remain competitive, and discuss ways to develop less expensive alternative sources or protein. Diet costs take up a huge chunk of operating expenditures, with fish meal being one of the most expensive ingredients in the aquaculture diet. Alternative Protein Sources in Aquaculture Diets provides detailed knowledge on the use of alternative plant and animal protein sources, offering opportunities to either partially or completely replace fish meal. This comprehensive, up-to-date text discusses the most widely used ingredients as well as various previously under-utilized ingredients which could be of significant potential in the future. The book is extensively referenced and includes numerous helpful tables to clearly present data. Topics discussed in Alternative Protein Sources in Aquaculture Diets (for finfish and crustacean species) include: • farmed fish diet requirements • reduction of waste through diet formulation • poultry by-product meal • meat packing by-products • soybean protein foodstuffs • cottonseed meal • lupins • unconventional plant protein supplements.
By Ana Leigh, Carolyn Davidson, Kate Bridges. 2003
Cozy up with three brand-new festive tales guaranteed to keep you warm all winter long! I The MacKenzies: Lily by…extended New York Times bestselling author Ana Leigh Just when Lily MacKenzie had given up hope of ever being married, she met Grady Delaney and his three matchmaking children! And soon Grady discovered that it wasn't just his children who wanted her to be part of their family.... A Time for Angels by USA TODAY bestselling author Carolyn Davidson Though Honey Bell Morris claimed she was simply caring for the old man she'd found lost in a snowstorm, Zachary Bennett was sure she was after his grandfather's money. But Honey Bell had a nurturing warmth that could melt even the most hardened of hearts. The Long Journey Home by talented newcomer Kate Bridges After two years of being thought dead, lawman Logan Sutcliffe had finally made it home—only to discover that the wife he'd left behind on their wedding night was engaged to another man!
Daughter of Grace (Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister #2)
By Michael Phillips, Judith Pella. 1990
After a shocking discovery on the muddy streets of Miracle Springs, Corrie's world is turned upside down. But as the…church is built, a school opened, and their cabin turns into a place to call home, she feels the Hollisters are learning how to be a real family. She also knows, though, that she isn't old enough to be a true mother to her two brothers and two sisters. And when the choice is made for her... can Corrie accept it?
Develop proficiency in AWS technologies and validate your skills by becoming an AWS Certified Cloud PractitionerKey FeaturesDevelop the skills to…design highly available and fault-tolerant solutions in the cloudLearn how to adopt best-practice security measures in your cloud applicationsAchieve credibility through industry-recognized AWS Cloud Practitioner certificationBook DescriptionAmazon Web Services is the largest cloud computing service provider in the world. Its foundational certification, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01), is the first step to fast-tracking your career in cloud computing. This certification will add value even to those in non-IT roles, including professionals from sales, legal, and finance who may be working with cloud computing or AWS projects. If you are a seasoned IT professional, this certification will make it easier for you to prepare for more technical certifications to progress up the AWS ladder and improve your career prospects.The book is divided into four parts. The first part focuses on the fundamentals of cloud computing and the AWS global infrastructure. The second part examines key AWS technology services, including compute, network, storage, and database services. The third part covers AWS security, the shared responsibility model, and several security tools. In the final part, you'll study the fundamentals of cloud economics and AWS pricing models and billing practices.Complete with exercises that highlight best practices for designing solutions, detailed use cases for each of the AWS services, quizzes, and two complete practice tests, this CLF-C01 exam study guide will help you gain the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to ace the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.What you will learnCreate an AWS account to access AWS cloud services in a secure and isolated environmentUnderstand identity and access management (IAM), encryption, and multifactor authentication (MFA) protectionConfigure multifactor authentication for your IAM accountsConfigure AWS services such as EC2, ECS, Lambda, VPCs, and Route53Explore various storage and database services such as S3, EBS, and Amazon RDSStudy the fundamentals of modern application design to shift from a monolithic to microservices architectureDesign highly available solutions with decoupling ingrained in your design architectureWho this book is forIf you're looking to advance your career and gain expertise in cloud computing, with particular focus on the AWS platform, this book is for you. This guide will help you ace the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification exam, enabling you to embark on a rewarding career in cloud computing. No previous IT experience is essential to get started with this book, since it covers core IT fundamentals from the ground up.