Fall Of Giants

Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451232852
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The first novel in The Century Trilogy follows the fates of five interrelated familiesNAmerican, German, Russian, English, and WelshNas they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

The Leaves Of October

Author: Don Sakers
Publisher: Speed-of-C Productions
ISBN: 9780971614741
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The Hlutr: immensely old, terribly wise.and utterly alien. Long before life crawled from the oceans of Earth, the forests of the Hlutr stood on a million worlds. Their soundless songs filled space, and their mastery of evolution had brought peace to countless planets. When Mankind went out into the stars, he found the Hlutr waiting for him. Waiting to observe, to converse, to help. Waiting to judge.and, if necessary, to destroy. Humans were savage, uncontrolled, aggressive and unpredictable. Should the Hlutr encourage them - or exterminate them? Parts One and Two of this book, originally published as Analog novelettes, each appeared in The World's Best SF anthologies for their respective years. The novel was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award. Wavelengths Online calls it an underrated SF gem. Speed-of-C Productions is proud to bring The Leaves of October back into print with a brand-new epilogue written just for this edition.

Eye Of The Needle

Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101990244
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The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . . But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis. . . .

Abigale Hall

Author: Lauren A. Forry
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510717277
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Amid the terror of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Eliza and her troubled little sister Rebecca have had their share of tragedy, having lost their mother to the Blitz and their father to suicide. Forced to leave London to work for the mysterious Mr. Brownwell at Abigale Hall, they soon learn that the worst is yet to come. The vicious housekeeper, Mrs. Pollard, seems hell-bent on keeping the ghostly secrets of the house away from the sisters and forbids them from entering the surrounding town--and from the rumors that circulate about Abigale Hall. When Eliza uncovers some blood-splattered books, ominous photographs, and portraits of a mysterious woman, she begins to unravel the mysteries of the house, but with Rebecca falling under Mrs. Pollard's spell, she must act quickly to save her sister, and herself, from certain doom. Perfect for readers who hunger for the strange, Abigale Hall is an atmospheric debut novel where the threat of death looms just beyond the edge of every page. Lauren A. Forry has created a historical ghost story where the setting is as alive as the characters who inhabit it and a resonant family drama of trust, loyalty, and salvation.

Dreams Beneath A Red Sun

Author: Elizabeth Haran
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732502538
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Previously published as FLIGHT OF THE JABIRU England, 1941: Lara Penrose is a young teacher who is transferred to Australia as a punishment for a crime she didn't commit. She finds herself in a remote town near the idyllic tributary of the Mary River. At first Lara is delighted, until she learns the river is home to hundreds of crocodiles who frequently terrorize the hamlet, keeping the villagers in fear. The feisty young teacher takes matters into her own hands by hiring a crocodile hunter, Rick Marshall. She gets wrapped up in his charm, and finds herself in a love triangle between daredevil Rick and the steadfast Doctor Jerry. "Dreams beneath a Red Sun" is a charming love story with a tragic turn - but will warm hearts with a happy end. With an eye for detail, Elizabeth Haran is the author of numerous other romantic adventures including "Island of Whispering Winds," "Under a Flaming Sky," "River of Fortune," and "Staircase to the Moon," available as ebooks. For fans of sagas set against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes, like Sarah Lark's, "Island of a Thousand Springs" or Kate Morton's, "The Forgotten Garden." About the author: Elizabeth Haran was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and migrated to Australia as a child. She lives with her family in Adelaide and has written fourteen novels set in Australia. Her heart-warming and carefully crafted books have been published in ten countries and are bestsellers in Germany.

Constrained Principal Component Analysis And Related Techniques

Author: Yoshio Takane
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466556684
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In multivariate data analysis, regression techniques predict one set of variables from another while principal component analysis (PCA) finds a subspace of minimal dimensionality that captures the largest variability in the data. How can regression analysis and PCA be combined in a beneficial way? Why and when is it a good idea to combine them? What kind of benefits are we getting from them? Addressing these questions, Constrained Principal Component Analysis and Related Techniques shows how constrained PCA (CPCA) offers a unified framework for these approaches. The book begins with four concrete examples of CPCA that provide readers with a basic understanding of the technique and its applications. It gives a detailed account of two key mathematical ideas in CPCA: projection and singular value decomposition. The author then describes the basic data requirements, models, and analytical tools for CPCA and their immediate extensions. He also introduces techniques that are special cases of or closely related to CPCA and discusses several topics relevant to practical uses of CPCA. The book concludes with a technique that imposes different constraints on different dimensions (DCDD), along with its analytical extensions. MATLAB® programs for CPCA and DCDD as well as data to create the book’s examples are available on the author’s website.

The Eleventh Plague

Author: John S. Marr
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568956510
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An eminent virologist joins forces with an FBI agent and a young religious scholar to stop a sophisticated serial killer bent on unleashing the ten plagues described in the Book of Exodus, culminating in the end of the world

Continuous Testing With Ruby Rails And Javascript

Author: Ben Rady
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934356708
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Building on techniques used by Agile software development practitioners, "Continuous Testing with Ruby" shows readers how to get instant feedback about both the quality of their code and the quality of their tests.