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The Backup Asset: A Gripping Espionage Thriller
by Leslie Wolfe

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English

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259

Publication Date

July 04, 2015

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<h2><i>Espionage has a new dimension. Everyone is gettable. </i></h2><br />Cold War II has started with a vengeance. Or, as the American president calls it, Cold War 2.0, reflecting the impact technology has in the new age of espionage. The United States is now in the crosshairs of a renewed, unstoppable enemy intelligence operation. <br /><br /><b>At Langley, a report causes turbulence, as it predicts Russia’s inconceivable plans based on apparently random incursions into other countries’ territorial space. <br /><br />In Moscow, the relentless Russian president and his key military leader are planning retaliation for the Crimea sanctions. <br /><br />America’s newest weapons system, the laser cannon, is ready to be installed on a Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer. This weapon has the ability to change the balance of power in the world, and give America and its allies the upper hand in any military conflict. <br /><br />But there’s a problem. Someone stole the weapon’s plans and is ready to hand them to our enemies. <br /><br /></b>An engaging and unsettling page-turner, <b><i>The Backup Asset</i></b> explores the fascinating world of espionage and counter-intelligence, featured against a backdrop of cutting-edge technology and keenly depicted political conjunctures. <br /><br />Racing against time and unseen enemies to catch a spy and contain a critical information leak, Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of <b><i>The Backup Asset.</i></b> Putting her life on the line and risking everything she has, Alex is relentless in her quest, taking readers on a breathtaking roller coaster ride in this fast-paced, engrossing espionage technothriller. <br /><br /> Prepare to be captivated by the heart-pounding pages of the third book in the Alex Hoffmann series. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher will enjoy Alex Hoffmann. <br /><br /><b><i>BOOKS BY LESLIE WOLFE</i></b> <br /><br /> <b>All the books are standalone, regardless of series; think Costco, not IKEA. This is a ride you won’t want to miss! </b><br /><br /><b>Baxter and Holt Series <br />-- Las Vegas Girl<br />-- Casino Girl<br /><br />Tess Winnett Series<br />-- Dawn Girl<br />-- The Watson Girl<br />-- Glimpse of Death<br />-- Taker of Lives<br /><br />Self-Standing Novels <br />-- Stories Untold<br /><br />Alex Hoffmann Series<br />-- Executive<br />-- Devil’s Move<br />-- The Backup Asset<br />-- The Ghost Pattern<br />-- Operation Sunset<br /></b><br />
The Klondike Stampede
by Tappan Adney

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English

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259

Publication Date

January 28, 2018

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<b>Gold was discovered in the Klondike in August 16, 1896.<br /><br />When news of the discovery arrived in Seattle and San Francisco the following year it triggered one of the largest gold rushes in the history of North America.</b><br /><br />Tappan Adney, a young writer and photographer who worked for <em>Harper’s Weekly</em>, set out on a journey to uncover and record what it was like in the Klondike stampede.<br /><br />This book is a fascinating portrayal of adventurers and prospectors who descended on the Yukon during this extraordinary event in the late nineteenth century.<br /><br />Adney explains in vivid detail the treacherous route that these gold-hunters were forced to make in order to make it to the Yukon. The White and Chilkoot Passes were fatal for many who attempted to get through them with poor equipment.<br /><br />He stayed in Dawson, where the gold rush was centered, from October 2nd through to September 16th the following year. While there he interviewed men and women who hoped to make their fortune, observed the community that had seemingly sprung up overnight and records in detail how the prospectors searched for gold.<br /><br />“Of hundreds of gold rush accounts, his stands out as one of the best” <em>The British Columbian Quarterly</em><br /><br />Tappan Adney was an artist, writer and photographer. He recorded the Klondike Gold Rush in his book <em>The Klondike Stampede</em> which was first published in 1900. He passed away in 1950.<br />
Erma's Attic: Angels of the Appalachians Book 2
by Deanna Edens

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English

Pages

136

Publication Date

March 08, 2016

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Erma’s Attic is a heartfelt and humorous tale, filled with historical facts, folksy phrases and amusing adages of the Southern United States. <br /><br />When Annie, a young doctoral student living in Charleston, West Virginia, takes the advice of an elderly friend and spends a few nights at a farmhouse up Black Hollow Road, she discovers a journal in the attic. <br /><br />The aged diary, she soon realizes, was written by her dear friend, Erma, who had recently passed on over to the sweet by and by. Her friend’s memories transport her on an adventure that defines and embraces involvement in the women’s suffrage movement, chatting with Mary “Mother” Jones, and standing vigil outside collapsed coal mines in the first half of the twentieth century.<br /><br />Tales from the past, and from the present when the journal is uncovered, are woven together to ultimately offer readers a compelling picture of life in the West Virginia Appalachians. <br /><br />Erma’s Attic (Angels of the Appalachians Book 2) renews the stories of Annie, Will, Erma, Ida, and of course, Hank. If you enjoyed Angels of the Appalachians, you are invited to explore this account of a friendship that spans across decades. If you haven’t read the first book, don’t fret, because you will still find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachian Mountains.<br /><br />It’s time to kick off your shoes, relax for a spell, and meet some of the angels who have made West Virginia so gloriously wild and wonderful.<br /><br />This delightful fictional novella is available on Kindle and in Paperback.<br />
Precision Farming From Above
by Louise Jupp

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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If you are a farmer, this book is a must-read. In plain language, environmental management expert, and licensed drone pilot, Louise Jupp explains the major benefits of commercial UAV/drone surveys to farmers worldwide. She unpacks drone technology, aerial surveys, advances in HD cameras, multispectral/thermal imaging, high-end software and analysis, application and commercial aviation law in a way that makes total sense to any agribusiness. <br /><br />Louise Jupp M.Sc Environmental Management expert and consultant offers UAV/drone surveys for farmers to provide high-end information that typically results in better crop management, increased crop yields and more profitable agribusiness.
Night Comes To The Cumberlands: A Biography Of A Depressed Area
by Harry M. Caudill

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English

Pages

364

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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<b>At the start of the 1960s the USA was unquestionably the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world.<br /><br />Yet despite its prosperity and influence there were areas of the country which seemed to have been forgotten.</b><br /><br />In 1962 Harry Caudill, a lawyer and legislator, decided to shine a light upon the appalling conditions which he witnessed in Eastern Kentucky.<br /><br />His introduction lays out the issues which he saw before him: <em>A million Americans in the Southern Appalachians live in conditions of squalor, ignorance and ill health which could scarcely be equaled in Europe or Japan or, perhaps, in parts of mainland Asia.</em><br /><br />Caudill begins with the history of region, from its first settlements through to the Civil War, the feuds that erupted between violent neighbors, the emerging lumber trade and the advent of the coal industry, before uncovering the devastation of the depression, the effects of massive environmental damage and the ever continuing decline into poverty and despair for many of the inhabitants.<br /><br />“Mr. Caudill’s richly informed and sobering account of the Cumberlands’ painful plight is the product not only of thorough research, but also of an intimate knowledge of the region and its people.” <em>Saturday Review</em><br /><br />“The picture he has assembled is clear without undue simplification, and forceful without spurious appeal to emotion. … In the social, economic, and legislative battles which must be fought, and fought soon if the people of our Southern Appalachians are ever to be relieved of their very real and pressing difficulties, no finer single weapon can be imagined than this one book.” <em> Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />“The pathetic history of the Cumberland Plateau in Eastern Kentucky illustrates the results, for men and nature, of unregulated free enterprise, the pre-eminence of the rights of property, and the absence of responsible public supervision.” <em>The New York Review of Books</em><br /><br />“<em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands,</em> focused nationwide attention on the plight of Appalachia's residents. President John F. Kennedy appointed a commission to investigate conditions in the region and his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, made Appalachia a keystone of his War on Poverty.” <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />The success of this book was immediately felt in the Cumberlands as in the quarter-century succeeding its publication more than $15 billion were spent in the impoverished region. But even though this injection of aid was widely appreciated Caudill and others stated that the forecast was still bleak and only marginal improvement had been made. <br /><br />This work is essential reading for anyone interested in the social history of the United States, the history of Kentucky and the continuing issue of poverty in rural areas.<br /><br />Harry Caudill as an American author, historian, lawyer, legislator, and environmentalist from Letcher County, in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky. His influential book <em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands</em> was first published in 1962 and he passed away in 1990.
Hooked Workbook: Supplemental Workbook for Nir Eyal's "Hooked: Ho...
by Nir Eyal

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English

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13

Publication Date

August 18, 2016

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This workbook is a supplement to Nir Eyal's bestselling book, "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products"
The Origin and Development of the Quantum Theory: with "A Scienti...
by Max Planck

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English

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31

Publication Date

December 03, 2012

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Quantum physics originated from Max Planck’s great discovery of the quantum of energy in 1900. Exactly how was the quantum revolution ignited by Planck? Were there some devious roads he walked during his discovery? In his fascinating Nobel Lecture and Scientific Autobiography, which are carefully edited in this book, Planck told us how he discovered the quantum “after a few weeks of the most strenuous work” of his life, and what “an unexpected vista began to appear” after the darkness was lifted. In particular, he vividly recollected the wrong paths that he followed during his discovery, which may be the most intriguing part of his quantum story for general readers.<br /><br />Besides, this little book also includes Einstein’s famous tribute to Planck at his 60th birthday celebration, as well as an excerpt of the memorial address delivered by Max von Laue, Planck's former student and later his colleague and friend. These materials will further help us to understand what a quantum man Planck was and why he became a "reluctant" revolutionary.<br /><br />Book Excerpt:<br /><br />My mind absorbed avidly, like a revelation, the first law I knew to possess absolute, universal validity, independently from all human agency: The principle of the conservation of energy. I shall never forget the graphic story Müller told us, at his raconteur's best, of the bricklayer lifting with great effort a heavy block of stone to the roof of a house. The work he thus performs does not get lost; it remains stored up, perhaps for many years, undiminished and latent in the block of stone, until one day the block is perhaps loosened and drops on the head of some passerby.<br /><br />The effect of my dissertation on the physicists of those days was nil. None of my professors at the University had any understanding for its contents, as I learned for a fact in my conversations with them.<br /><br />My futile attempts to fit the elementary quantum of action somehow into the classical theory continued for a number of years, and they cost me a great deal of effort. Many of my colleagues saw in this something bordering on a tragedy. But I feel differently about it. For the thorough enlightenment I thus received was all the more valuable.<br /><br />A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
LINUX: Easy Linux For Beginners, Your Step-By-Step Guide To Learn...
by Felix Alvaro

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English

Pages

119

Publication Date

February 29, 2016

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<h1><b>Learn The Linux Operating System and Command Line Today With This Step-By-Step Guide!- Linux Ultimate Beginner’s Guide 2018</b></h1><p></p>Updated 2ND Edition: March 2018<p></p><b>Do you want to learn the Linux Operating System and Command Line?</b><p></p><b> Do you want a guide that is easy to follow, detailed and designed to make the process as effortless as possible?</b><p></p>If so, <i> “LINUX: Easy Linux For Beginners, Your Step-By-Step Guide To Learning The Linux Operating System And Command Line” </i> by Felix Alvaro is the book for you. It breaks down the fundamental elements that are essential for you to master Linux.<p></p>Linux is an extremely powerful operating system that whilst not the most popular among everyday users, <b>98.8% of the world’s fastest computers and systems use the Linux kernel</b>. If they are using it, then why shouldn’t you?<p></p>Aside from personally using it on your own computer, the demand for Linux administrators has been characteristically high ever since big companies adopted the open-source operating system for their servers.<p></p><br /><h4><b>What Separates This Book From The Rest? </b></h4><p></p>What makes this book unique is how easy it makes it for you to learn. The author brings you a guide that takes you through a natural sequence of lessons, step-by-step, carefully explaining each concept and staying away from technical jargon. This one-step-at-a-time approach allows anyone from an absolute beginner to a more knowledgeable reader to easily grasp each lesson and become more proficient as they progress through the book.<p></p>In addition to that this guide also contains images, examples and other tools to give you the assurance you are going in the right direction, as well as exercises that will allow you to <b>retain up to 400% more</b> of what you learn by practicing your exciting new skills!<p></p><br /><h4><b>You Will Learn The Following: </b></h4><p></p><ul><li>The history of Linux and Operating Systems</li><li>How everything works</li><li>How does Linux compare to other Operating Systems</li><li>Linux Architecture and Distributions</li><li>How to install Linux in your PC</li><li>Get to know Shell, your Desktop and Navigating the File Systems</li><li>Linux Applications- Office, Multimedia and Imaging</li><li>Managing Hardware and installing additional Software</li><li>Using the Linux Command Line</li><li>Vital Administration and Security</li><li>Introduction to Scripting</li><li>And much more!</li></ul>So whether you are getting this book to experience using Linux for the first time, or if you are interested in getting a Linux Professional Certification in the future, we can promise that you have found the book that is going to put you on the right track.<p></p>Take the first step to learning Linux by downloading this eBook version now- also readable on your phone, PC or tablet.<p></p>Alternatively, you can also order the paperback version for an easier read.<p></p><h3><b>Download Now!</b></h3><p></p><i>See you inside!</i>
Zen of Analog Circuit Design
by Anand Udupa

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English

Pages

156

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<h1>Zen of Analog Circuit Design </h1><br /><b>RECENTLY UPDATED WITH NEW CONTENT</b><br />From 2011 till 2013, I taught a course titled <b>Analog Design for all</b> which covered concepts starting with MOS transistors and progressed till the design of two-stage amplifiers. The course introduced concepts in a manner that led the student to the <b>synthesis</b> of new circuits, not merely their <b>analysis</b>. But I still felt that there was a more intuitive way to introduce Analog Circuit Design, one that would bring out the beauty of the subject so that the student could ‘stop and smell the roses’. <br /><br />But why a ‘Zen of Analog’…?<br /><br />Because the foundational concepts in Analog closely mirror human relationships! The purpose of this book is to take a simplified and intuitive path to unlock some profound secrets of Analog. The protagonist of this book is Ang-Lao, a medieval monk who brings his insights into the Analog world to solve the challenges in human relationships.<br /><br />The book addresses a problem statement that much of Analog Circuit Design tries to solve - how do you realize an <b>ideal buffer</b>? It starts with the simple concepts of voltage sources and current sources. From the I-V curve of the MOS transistor, we see how it behaves much like a <b>Voltage controlled current source</b> (VCCS). The inherent challenge in getting even a simple two-transistor circuit to work is the conflict arising from having two such current source-like elements in series. The <b>digital inverter</b> is shown to be one such circuit that can function like an <b>analog amplifier</b>, albeit over a narrow range of input voltage. The effect of <b>loading</b> on such a circuit is illustrated graphically and is shown as an added challenge in getting it to work in an analog manner. <br /><br />Having understood the complications involved, we see how through the strikingly simple but immensely powerful concept of <b>feedback</b>, one of the two transistors can be modified subtly to make it behave like a voltage source. In that process, we realize our first approximation to an ideal analog buffer. We then see how manifestations of the same concept leads us to the synthesis of a whole bunch of two transistor circuits - <b>source followers</b>, common source amplifiers with <b>gm-load</b> and with <b>diode-connected load</b>, and <b>differential amplifiers </b>. The concepts used in synthesis of such elegant circuits are also extended to the analysis of much more complex circuits, for example, a <b>Voltage to Current (V2I) conversion</b> circuit. We introduce the concept of small signal parameters, <b>gm, gds</b>, showing the calculations for the gain and output impedance of our circuits, and quantifying how good each of our buffers really are. <br /><br />The narrative switches between concepts of Electronics and the story of Aman-Ra, an engineer from Medieval Egypt. Struggling with his relationships, his guiding light is Ang-Lao, who teaches him the secret to happy relationships.<br /><br />For some, this book will signal the end of the fear of Analog. For others, it will be the start of a love story. <br /><br /><h2>Concepts covered</h2><br />oI-V characteristics of Voltage & Current sources<br />oIdeal & non-ideal sources<br />oControlled sources<br />oActive and passive elements<br />oI-V characteristics of a MOSFET <br />oMOS transistor as a Voltage controlled current source<br />oDigital inverter as Analog amplifier<br />oOperating point<br />oCommon source (CS) amplifier<br />oEffect of loading on a CS amplifier<br />oFeedback<br />oHow can you make a MOSFET behave like a voltage source?<br />oSynthesis of a CS amplifier with diode-connected load<br />oAnalysis of a V2I circuit including an introduction to current mirror<br />oSynthesis of CS amplifier with gm-load<br />oSynthesis of source follower circuit<br />oSmall signal parameters: gm, gds<br />oSmall-signal gain and output impedance <br />oSynthesis of a differential amplifier<br />oSynthesis of an Operational amplifier <br />oRealizing the buffer using the Operational Amplifier
AMAZON ECHO: NEW 2018 Amazon Echo User Guide: Beginner's User Gui...
by Edwin Crane

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English

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20

Publication Date

July 21, 2015

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