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Pandora s Star
The first part of the epic Commonwealth Saga, Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton is a fantastic galaxy-spanning novel from the master of space opera. Earth AD 2329: Humanity has colonized over four hundred planets, all interlinked by wormholes. For the first time in mankind's history there is peace. Then a star over a thousand light years away suddenly vanishes, imprisoned inside a force field of immense size. Only a faster-than-light starship, captained by ex-NASA astronaut Wilson Kime, can reach that distance to investigate. But there was a good reason for sealing off an entire star system. And getting in may not be as difficult as stopping something from getting out . . . The Commonwealth Saga concludes with Judas Unchained.
C for the Impatient
A Ready Reference for C++ C++ for the Impatient offers both the quickest way for busy programmers to learn the latest features of the C++ language and a handy resource for quickly finding answers to specific language questions. Designed to give you the most accurate and up-to-date information you require fast and to the point, this book is also an essential guide to the new C++11 standard, including advanced uses of the C++ standard library. Features include · Concise descriptions of nearly every function, object, and operator in the C++ core language and standard library, with clear, well-chosen examples for each of them · Information provided “at a glance” through syntax displays, tables, and summaries of important functions · Content organized for quick look-up of needed information · Simple explanations of advanced concepts, using helpful illustrations · Complete program examples that are both useful and intriguing, including puzzles, games, and challenging exercises C++11 features, all covered in the book, include: · Lambdas · rvalue references · Regular-expression library · Randomization library · Hash-table containers · Smart pointers C++ for the Impatient is an ideal resource for anyone who needs to come up to speed quickly on C++11. Whether or not it’s your first C++ book, it will be one you come back to often for reliable answers.
The Last Runaway
New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement. Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850--only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The LaTeX Companion
This is the digial version of the printed book (Copyright © 2004). The LaTeX Companion has long been the essential resource for anyone using LaTeX to create high-quality printed documents. This completely updated edition brings you all the latest information about LaTeX and the vast range of add-on packages now available--over 200 are covered! Full of new tips and tricks for using LaTeX in both traditional and modern typesetting, this book will also show you how to customize layout features to your own needs--from phrases and paragraphs to headings, lists, and pages. Inside, you will find: Expert advice on using LaTeX's basic formatting tools to create all types of publications--from memos to encyclopedias In-depth coverage of important extension packages for tabular and technical typesetting, floats and captions, multicolumn layouts--including reference guides and discussions of the underlying typographic and TeXnical concepts Detailed techniques for generating and typesetting contents lists, bibliographies, indexes, etc. Tips and tricks for LaTeX programmers and systems support New to this edition: Nearly 1,000 fully tested examples that illustrate the text and solve typographical and technical problems--all ready to run! An additional chapter on citations and bibliographies Expanded material on the setup and use of fonts to access a huge collection of glyphs, and to typeset text from a wide range of languages and cultures Major new packages for graphics, "verbatim" listings, floats, and page layout Full coverage of the latest packages for all types ofdocuments--mathematical, multilingual, and many more Detailed help on all error messages, including those troublesome low-level TeX errors Like its predecessor, The LaTeX Companion, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference for anyone wishing to productivelyuse LaTeX. Appendix D talks about the TLC2 TeX CD at the end of the book, something you will have a hard time finding in the eBook. The most important content of the CD included with the print book is the full text of the examples. You can find the examples easily on the Internet, for example at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/examples/tlc2 as well as in many LaTeX installations.
TCP IP Illustrated
A major revision of the classic TCP/IP bestseller that has sold more than 162,000 units! * *W. Richard Stevens' legendary TCP/IP guide, now updated by top network protocol developer and instructor Kevin Fall. *Shows how each protocol actually operates, and explains why they work that way. *New coverage includes RPC, access control, authentication, privacy, NFS, SMB/CIFS, DHCP, NAT, firewalls, email, Web, web services, wireless, wireless security, and much more More than 162,000 networking professionals have relied on W. Richard Stevens' classic TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1 to gain the detailed understanding of TCP/IP they need to be effective. Now, the world's leading TCP/IP bestseller has been thoroughly updated to reflect a new generation of TCP/IPbased networking technologies. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, Second Edition doesn't just describe protocols: it enables readers to observe how these protocols operate under different conditions, using publicly available tools, and explains why key design decisions were made. The result: readers gain a deep understanding of how TCP/IP protocols function, and why they function that way. Now thoroughly updated by long-time networking expert Kevin Fall, this brand-new second edition's extensive new coverage includes: * *Remote procedure call. *Identity management (access control / authentication). *Network and transport layer security (authentication / privacy). *File access protocols, including NFS and SMB/CIFS. *Host initialization and DHCP. *NAT and firewalls. *E-mail. *Web and web services. *Wireless and wireless security. *New tools, including Ethereal, nmap and netcat
A monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice face off against a plague of monsters in the first book of a terrifying series. Publishers Weekly says “horror lovers will be rapt.” These are the secrets I have kept. So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor in nineteenth-century New England, Will has grown accustomed to his late-night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will’s world changes forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus—a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest—and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to overtake and consume the world…before it is too late. The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the terror of HP Lovecraft with the spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle.
HT THINK LIKE A COMPUTER SCIEN
The goal of this book is to teach you to think like a computer scientist. This way of thinking combines some of the best features of mathematics, engineering, and natural science. Like mathematicians, computer scientists use formal languages to denote ideas (specifically computations). Like engineers, they design things, assembling components into systems and evaluating tradeoffs among alternatives. Like scientists, they observe the behavior of complex systems, form hypotheses, and test predictions. The single most important skill for a computer scientist is problem solving. Problem solving means the ability to formulate problems, think creatively about solutions, and express a solution clearly and accurately. As it turns out, the process of learning to program is an excellent opportunity to practice problem-solving skills. That's why this chapter is called, The way of the program. On one level, you will be learning to program, a useful skill by itself. On another level, you will use programming as a means to an end. As we go along, that end will become clearer.