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Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Pr...
by Eric Matthes

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English

Pages

562

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<i>Python Crash Course</i> is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time.<br /><br />In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online.<br /><br />As you work through <i>Python Crash Course</i> you’ll learn how to:<br />–Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal<br />–Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses<br />–Work with data to generate interactive visualizations<br />–Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online<br />–Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems<br /><br /><br />If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, <i>Python Crash Course</i> will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code!<br /><br /><b>Uses Python 2 and 3</b>
The Hidden Village: A Gripping and Unforgettable Story of Surviva...
by Imogen Matthews

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

May 18, 2017

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<b>Wartime Holland. Who can you trust?</b> <br /><br />Deep in the Veluwe woods lies a secret that frustrates the Germans. Convinced that Jews are hiding close by they can find no proof.<br /><br />The secret is Berkenhout, a purpose-built village of huts sheltering dozens of persecuted people. <br />Young tearaway Jan roams the woods looking for adventure and fallen pilots. His dream comes true when he stumbles across an American airman, Donald C. McDonald. But keeping him hidden sets off a disastrous chain of events. <br /><br />Sofie, a Jewish Dutch girl, struggles to adapt to living in Berkenhout, away from her family and friends. As weeks turn to months, she’s worried they’ll abandon her altogether. <br /><br />Henk Hauer, head woodman, is in charge of building the underground huts and ensuring the Berkenhout inhabitants stay safe. <br />But many grow suspicious of his liaisons with the Germans. Is he passing on secret information that could endanger lives?<br /><br />All it takes is one small fatal slip to change the course of all their lives for ever.<br /><br />Review, May 2018:<br />"It's a cracking book, gripping, sensitive heartfelt and excruciating all at the same time. I've already recommended it to loads of people. It's a wonderful story as well and the characters are so human. You do a wonderful job of not making them 'war caricatures' that so often happens in literature set in that time, but they all come across as believable humans, with flawed personalities caught in personal as well as political turmoil. Although it's a book set in war-time, it's more a book about people and their relationships struggling in a given situation; the war is the backdrop. Which is as it should be. Human stories first. I'll be sad to finish it!" - Liam Gerrard, BAFTA-nominated actor.
Subway Surfers: "The Unofficial Players Guide" Game Tips & Secret...
by The Gamer Geeks

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English

Pages

48

Publication Date

May 07, 2017

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There is no doubt that the mobile gaming market is currently on its boom, as every other day a new innovative game is launched that completely revolutionizes the market. One such game that has revamped the mobile gaming industry is Subway Surfers, if you have been living under a rock for the past few years and do not know what this game is all about then you have come to the right place. <br /><br />This game revolves around a character that is vandalizing a subway station and is caught red handed by an inspector and his crazy dog. So, what do you do when you are caught red handed by the authority? You run as fast as you can in the opposite direction and this is what this game is all about. This endless running game has cemented its position in the mobile gaming industry for quite some time now due to the vibrant aesthetic facet of the game and due to the fact that nothing beats running away from the authorities!<br /><br />This game was released back in 24 May 2012 and since then has come a very long way. By 2015 this game had achieved over 1 Billion downloads! Yes, you read that right; 1 billion people from all around the world using different platforms have downloaded this game. This statistic only represents the benchmark they achieved back in 2015, as people are currently still downloading this game even though it was released ages ago. What is really beautiful about this game is that the developers have made sure that no one is denied the entertainment Subway Surfers provide, as they have released the game both on IOS platforms and Android systems as well. If that’s not enough, you can even download this game on your desktop or laptop as well! If you haven’t downloaded this game yet, you have no idea what you are missing. So, drop whatever you are doing and download Subway Surfers as soon as possible!<br />
Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave
by Shyima Hall

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

January 21, 2014

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An inspiring and compelling memoir from a young woman who lost her childhood to slavery—and built a new life grounded in determination and justice.<BR><BR>When Shyima Hall was eight years old, her impoverished parents sold her to pay a debt. Two years later, the wealthy family she was sold to moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled her with them. Shyima served the family eighteen hours a day, seven days a week until she was twelve. That’s when an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima’s servitude—but her journey to true freedom was far from over.<BR> <BR>A volunteer at her local police department since she was a teenager, Shyima is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage. Now a US citizen, she regularly speaks out about human trafficking and intends to one day become an immigration officer. In <I>Hidden Girl</I>, Shyima “commands unfailing interest, sympathy, and respect” (<I >Publishers Weekly</I>), candidly reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances, and brings vital awareness to a timely and relevant topic.
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>
What a Time to be Alone
by Chidera Eggerue

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

July 26, 2018

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In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She’ll show you that being alone is not just okay: it’s just about the best freaking thing that’s ever happened to you. As she says, ‘You’re bad as hell and you were made with intention.’ It’s about time you realised. Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera’s Nigerian mother and full of her own original artwork, What A Time To Be Alone will help you navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom and charm. Learn how to celebrate YOU – decide your self-worth, take time to heal and empower yourself in this messy world. Don’t worry about THEM – avoid other people’s demons and realize that everyone is protecting themselves from something – no matter how aggressive their method. Feel the togetherness in US – sustain and grow healthy relationships and avoid toxicity in your friendships. Own your story. Create your own narrative. Read this book. #WATTBA
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
by J.K. Rowling

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

November 18, 2016

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<p>When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay</em> marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p><em>The film</em> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them <em>had its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.</em></p>
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

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English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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<p>You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase.</p> <p>This hardcover version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, is jacketed, has a navy kivar binding, and is plain-edged (no thumb indexing). For this new edition, America's largest staff of lexicographers made more than 100,000 changes and added more than 10,000 new words and senses, such as 'convergence', 'Frankenfood', 'phat', 'psyops, and 'vermiculture'. The Eleventh Edition also features over 40,000 usage examples - more than ever before - which clarify confused or disputed terms. Additionally, thousands of phrases and idioms help distinguish vocabulary for language learners. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, An Essay on the English Language, and Signs and Symbols. Over 55 million copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary have been sold, spanning a time period of over 100 years.</p>
The Color Alchemist: The Complete Series
by Nina Walker

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English

Pages

1234

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<p><em>What if color held the secrets to powerful magic?</em></p><p>Forced to move into the palace, Jessa begins training as a Color Alchemist under the direction of the kingdom's most eligible bachelor, Prince Lucas. As an alchemist, Jessa must capture and harness the color of living things. Every color has a unique purpose, except red. Red is the untapped magic no one can access—until Jessa.</p><p>Prince Lucas is running out of time. His mother is nearing death and the healing magic isn't working. When Lucas suspects someone is using alchemy to control her, he sets out to discover the truth, even if it means uncovering Jessa's secrets in the process.</p><p><em>The Color Alchemist Boxset offers you entry into this unique young adult romantic fantasy series for an incredible price. With four books, over 360k words and 1,200 pages, this boxset won't disappoint. Join us in this fresh dystopian world where a Victorian flair meets the dynamic magic of color.</em> </p><p>PRISM (Book One) has snagged these Kindle sales tags since its release:</p><p>#1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction and Dystopian<br />#1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult Visionary and Metaphysical<br />#1 Bestseller in Teen & Young Adult Witches and Wizards<br />#1 Bestseller in Children’s Fantasy and Magic (Canada)<br />#1 Bestseller in Children’s Literature and Fiction (Canada)</p><p><em>Download the series readers have compared to The Selection, The Hunger Games, and Red Queen!</em></p><p>"I didn’t collect secrets. I only had one. One little, messy mistake I’d kept buried in the back of my mind for months. Now, I felt the danger of its existence as I stared into the eyes of the person whose job it was to dig up those secrets. She would inch around it, gentle at first, before she’d rip it out by the roots. Then the intruder would take it away, and I would go with it.    <br />“Do you know why we’re here?” the royal officer asked. Her glare locked me in. I shook my head, knowing the lie had to be seamless.<br />    The officers had come with their questions on the worst possible morning. Every minute of this day should have been spent preparing for the most anticipated ballet performance of my life. Not this. Anything but this. <br />    I wanted nothing to do with magic."</p><br />
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 18, 2011

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Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,</I> author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</I> will engage teenagers unlike any other book.<BR><BR>An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</I> is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.

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