Ordinary Genius A Guide for the Poet Within

Ordinary Genius  A Guide for the Poet Within Author Kim Addonizio
ISBN-10 9780393346992
Year 2009-02-16
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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In this fresh approach to writing poetry, the coauthor of the perennially popular The Poet's Companion offers sharp insights into the craft of writing. "The creative process is just that," maintains Kim Addonizio. "Not a means to an end, but an ongoing participation." A widely acclaimed poet and finalist for the National Book Award, Addonizio meditates on her own process as she encourages writers to explore both their personal and political worlds, to seek inspiration from poets new and old, and to discover the rich poetic resources of the Internet. Lively, accessible, and informative, Ordinary Genius?provides wisdom gleaned through personal experience and offers a heady variety of writing exercises. Chapters on gender, addiction, race and class, metaphor and line invite each individual writer to find and to hone his or her unique voice. This is the perfect book for both experienced writers and beginners eager to glimpse the angel of poetry.

I Heart Band 1

I Heart Band  1 Author Michelle Schusterman
ISBN-10 9780698167414
Year 2014-01-09
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Band Geeks unite in this fresh new middle-grade series by debut author (and former band director) Michelle Schusterman! Holly Mead’s first day of seventh grade isn’t going as planned. Her brother ruins her carefully chosen outfit, she’s almost late, and her new band director has some surprisingly strict rules. Worst of all, it seems like her best friend, Julia, has replaced her with Natasha, the pretty, smart, new French horn player! Holly is determined to get first chair, but Natasha is turning out to be some pretty stiff competition—and not just in band. Band might be a competition, but friendship isn’t—and Holly needs to figure it out before she loses Julia for good.

A Plague of Swords

A Plague of Swords Author Miles Cameron
ISBN-10 9781473208889
Year 2016-10-27
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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ONE ENEMY HAS FALLEN A GREATER ONE REMAINS NOW IT'S WAR . . . The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and turned them into allies against a more powerful foe than they had ever seen. Now, he will need his allies more than ever. Because behind one adversary hid another - one with allies of their own - whose goal was never to destroy Alba, but to distract the Kingdom while achieving his true aim. And whatever it is, it's probably not in the Red Knight's interest. With one army defeated, now the Red Knight must fight again . . . and for every one of his allies there is a corresponding enemy. Spread out in different lands, and on sea, it will all come down to one last gamble. And to whether or not the Red Knight has guessed their foe's true intentions. With each throw of the dice, everything could be lost . . .

The Fall of Dragons

The Fall of Dragons Author Miles Cameron
ISBN-10 9780316302456
Year 2017-10-31
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Orbit
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The blood-thirsty, epic Traitor Son Cycle comes to its gripping conclusion in this fifth and final book. In the climax of the Traitor Son Cycle, the allied armies of the Wild and the Kingdoms of men and women must face Ash for control of the gates to the hermetical universe, and for control of their own destinies. But exhaustion, treachery and time may all prove deadlier enemies. In Alba, Queen Desiderata struggles to rebuild her kingdom wrecked by a year of civil war, even as the Autumn battles are fought in the west. In the Terra Antica, The Red Knight attempts to force his unwilling allies to finish the Necromancer instead of each other. But as the last battle nears, The Red Knight makes a horrifying discovery...all of this fighting may have happened before. The Traitor Son Cycle The Red Knight The Fell Sword The Dread Wyrm The Plague of Swords The Fall of Dragons

Witchcraft for Tomorrow

Witchcraft for Tomorrow Author Doreen Valiente
ISBN-10 0709052448
Year 1993-10
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher Robert Hale
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Now reissued again due to popular demand, Witchcraft for Tomorrow answers many frequently asked questions about witchcraft including: ‘How can I find a witches’ coven?’ and ‘How can I become a witch?’Doreen Valiente tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to offer the new age of Aquarius; how the age-old Craft of the Wise can be practised in the modern world; how to initiate yourself as a witch and found your own coven. The author, who was the leading figure in the establishment of the modern Wiccan movement, includes a new Book of Shadows (the witches’ handbook of rituals and instructions) based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to the age of the future. There are witch songs, spells, incantations and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acquire your own collection of magical implements; as well as methods of divination and other witch lore.The author shows how the oral traditions of witchcraft throw light not only upon the origins of the present-day witch cult and the activities of the witch leader George Pickingill and his covens, but also upon the mystery of the founding of the famous magical order, the Golden Dawn. Also discussed is the relationship between the witchcraft of Britain and Europe and the magical belief of the Far East. Do both traditions hark back to the legendary city of Shamballah and to the shamanistic practices of Asia? And why do the secret circles of the witches resemble those of the Tantric sex-magic of India?

The Traitor Son Cycle Book 3

The Traitor Son Cycle Book 3 Author Miles Cameron
ISBN-10 0575113383
Year 2016-08-11
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Gollancz
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SOME ARE BORN TO POWER SOME SEIZE IT AND SOME HAVE THE WISDOM NEVER TO WIELD IT The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, against armies and against the might of an empire without flinching. He's fought on real and on magical battlefields alike, and now he's facing one of the greatest challenges yet. A tournament. A joyous spring event, the flower of the nobility will present arms and ride against each other for royal favour and acclaim. It's a political contest - and one which the Red Knight has the skill to win. But the stakes may be higher than he thinks. The court of Alba has been infiltrated by a dangerous faction of warlike knights, led by the greatest knight in the world: Jean de Vrailly - and the prize he's fighting for isn't royal favour, but the throne of Alba itself. Where there is competition there is opportunity; the question is, will the Red Knight take it? Or will the creatures of the Wild seize their chance instead . . . 'A stirring, gritty and at times quite brutal epic fantasy' Tor.com 'This series promises to be the standout epic fantasy for the ages' Fantasy Book Critic

Malice

Malice Author John Gwynne
ISBN-10 9780230767270
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage. The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars. High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.

Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science

Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science Author John Vince
ISBN-10 9783319214375
Year 2015-07-27
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher Springer
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John Vince describes a range of mathematical topics to provide a foundation for an undergraduate course in computer science, starting with a review of number systems and their relevance to digital computers, and finishing with differential and integral calculus. Readers will find that the author's visual approach will greatly improve their understanding as to why certain mathematical structures exist, together with how they are used in real-world applications. Each chapter includes full-colour illustrations to clarify the mathematical descriptions, and in some cases, equations are also coloured to reveal vital algebraic patterns. The numerous worked examples will consolidate comprehension of abstract mathematical concepts. Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science covers number systems, algebra, logic, trigonometry, coordinate systems, determinants, vectors, matrices, geometric matrix transforms, differential and integral calculus, and reveals the names of the mathematicians behind such inventions. During this journey, John Vince touches upon more esoteric topics such as quaternions, octonions, Grassmann algebra, Barycentric coordinates, transfinite sets and prime numbers. Whether you intend to pursue a career in programming, scientific visualisation, systems design, or real-time computing, you should find the author’s literary style refreshingly lucid and engaging, and prepare you for more advanced texts.

101 Ways to Score Higher on Your LSAT

101 Ways to Score Higher on Your LSAT Author Linda C. Ashar
ISBN-10 9781601382535
Year 2008
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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Learn how to improve your LSAT score so that you are accepted to the law school of your choice. The average LSAT score is 150, with over half of the test takers scoring between 145 and 160.

The De Balling of America

The De Balling of America Author Evan Keliher
ISBN-10 0964885913
Year 2006-05-01
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Evan Keliher
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The De-Balling of America is a satirical look at the state of male ego in 21st century America. Included is an overview of the history of de-balling, an analysis of the role women play in wielding the scissors, and a series of ideas men under attack (all of us) may use to regain their lost manhood. Emphasis is on humor/satire in hopes that readers may be entertained as well as informed.

Sets Logic and Maths for Computing

Sets  Logic and Maths for Computing Author David Makinson
ISBN-10 9781447125006
Year 2012-02-27
Pages 283
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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This easy-to-follow textbook introduces the mathematical language, knowledge and problem-solving skills that undergraduates need to study computing. The language is in part qualitative, with concepts such as set, relation, function and recursion/induction; but it is also partly quantitative, with principles of counting and finite probability. Entwined with both are the fundamental notions of logic and their use for representation and proof. Features: teaches finite math as a language for thinking, as much as knowledge and skills to be acquired; uses an intuitive approach with a focus on examples for all general concepts; brings out the interplay between the qualitative and the quantitative in all areas covered, particularly in the treatment of recursion and induction; balances carefully the abstract and concrete, principles and proofs, specific facts and general perspectives; includes highlight boxes that raise common queries and clear confusions; provides numerous exercises, with selected solutions.

The Art of Reading Buildings

The Art of Reading Buildings Author John Mittendorf
ISBN-10 9781593703424
Year 2015-01-07
Pages 444
Language en
Publisher Fire Engineering Books
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The Art of Reading Buildings focuses on the practical art of reading a building and applying its positive and negative attributes in developing a size-up for fireground operations that center on structure fires. First-due company officers, incident commanders, and safety officers will appreciate the practical “street-wise” lessons captured in the book. Chief officers, training officers, engineers, firefighters, and fire science degree candidates will benefit from the wide range of building construction topics covered in this text. Features include: • Understand the technical and practical aspects of building construction • Learn on-the-spot building construction assessment using the authors’ custom Rapid Street-Read Guides • Develop a quick construction size-up for immediate application to fireground operations • Recognize firefighter traps in newer and alternative construction methods • This text covers objectives for the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Building Construction for Fire Protection course

The Saint Who Stole My Heart

The Saint Who Stole My Heart Author Stefanie Sloane
ISBN-10 9780345534446
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Desire, danger, intrigue, and steamy seduction unite a sexy spymaster and an intrepid bluestocking as Stefanie Sloane’s luscious new series continues. Possessed of a brilliant mind and a love for puzzles, Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, is a crucial member of the elite Young Corinthians spy league. Assuming the façade of an addle-brained Adonis, he hunts for a notorious London murderer known as the Bishop. When fate causes him to cross paths with Miss Elena Barnes, Dash discovers an enigma that will prove delightfully intoxicating to unravel: a voluptuous beauty as intelligent as she is fearless. Only the lure of a collection of rare books bequeathed to her family by Dash’s late father could tempt Elena from her cozy rural life to the crush and vanity of London. But if Elena finds his lordship to be the most impossibly beautiful man she’s ever seen, he also seems to be the stupidest. Which made her body’s shameless response to his masterful seduction all the more unfathomable. Yet when she discovers Dash’s mission to track the dangerous Bishop, she willingly risks everything—her trust, her heart, her very life—to join him. From the Paperback edition.

Techniques Labs for Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments

Techniques Labs for Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments Author Kenneth Williamson
ISBN-10 9781111430412
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Succeed in your organic laboratory course with TECHNIQUES LABS FOR MACROSCALE AND MICROSCALE ORGANIC EXPERIMENTS, Sixth Edition. This proven, authoritative manual emphasizes safety and features new experiments that stress greener chemistry, as well as updated NMR spectra and a Premium Website that includes glassware-specific videos with pre-lab, gradable exercises. Using the manual’s mix of macroscale and microscale experiments, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence you need to perform a wide variety of experiments, as well as experience working with conventionally-sized glassware. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discrete Mathematics

Discrete Mathematics Author Martin Aigner
ISBN-10 0821886150
Year
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher American Mathematical Soc.
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The advent of fast computers and the search for efficient algorithms revolutionized combinatorics and brought about the field of discrete mathematics. This book is an introduction to the main ideas and results of discrete mathematics, and with its emphasis on algorithms it should be interesting to mathematicians and computer scientists alike. The book is organized into three parts: enumeration, graphs and algorithms, and algebraic systems. There are 600 exercises with hints andsolutions to about half of them. The only prerequisites for understanding everything in the book are linear algebra and calculus at the undergraduate level. Praise for the German edition ... This book is a well-written introduction to discrete mathematics and is highly recommended to every student ofmathematics and computer science as well as to teachers of these topics. --Konrad Engel for MathSciNet Martin Aigner is a professor of mathematics at the Free University of Berlin. He received his PhD at the University of Vienna and has held a number of positions in the USA and Germany before moving to Berlin. He is the author of several books on discrete mathematics, graph theory, and the theory of search. The Monthly article Turan's graph theorem earned him a 1995 Lester R. Ford Prize of theMAA for expository writing, and his book Proofs from the BOOK with Gunter M. Ziegler has been an international success with translations into 12 languages.