Category Archives: Nonfiction

Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

| February 9, 2017 | admin | 0

By Michael Lewis

"[Lewis] has this sort of present for storytelling."--New York Times

there has been a turning element in Michael Lewis's existence, in a baseball (generic term) while he was once fourteen years previous. The irascible and infrequently terrifying trainer Fitz positioned the ball in his hand with the sport at the line and controlled to show such convinced belief in Lewis's skill that the boy had no selection yet to reside as much as it. "I did not have phrases for it then, yet I do now: i'm approximately to teach the realm, and myself, what i will be able to do."

The coach's message used to be now not easily approximately profitable, yet approximately self-respect, sacrifice, braveness, and persistence. In many ways, or even now, thirty years later, Lewis nonetheless unearths himself attempting to degree as much as what trainer Fitz anticipated of him.

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Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage

| February 9, 2017 | admin | 0

By Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, Annette Lawrence Drew

Over the process 5 years, investigative newshounds Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew interviewed hundreds of thousands of fellows who had by no means spoken approximately their underwater lives—not even to their other halves and youngsters. They exposed a wealth of labeled details: the tapping of undersea Soviet phone cables, the stealing of Soviet guns, the tragic collisions of enemy submarines. They inform of medals provided in mystery and deaths disguised with disinformation. Blind Man's Bluff is a serious paintings of heritage that reads with the entire pleasure of a Tom Clancy novel and the entire tragedy of Das Boot.

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Pearl Lowe's Vintage Craft: 50 Craft Projects and Home Styling Advice

| February 9, 2017 | admin | 0

By Pearl Lowe

Classic dressmaker Pearl Lowe indicates you the way to create the real classic glance on your own residence together with her professional recommendation and easy craft tasks. This sensible consultant, entire with inspiring images comprises ...* 50 step by step craft initiatives * stitching, portray, upcycling and crafting secrets and techniques * A how-to advisor to sourcing your personal classic treasures * And Pearl's little black publication of retailers and providers An absolute must-have for fans of classic and all issues hand-crafted. Craft initiatives contain ...Dyed lace window panels classic bunting Midsummer and iciness wreaths Gypsy-style apron Two-toned fringed lampshade customized rubber stamp luxurious padded headboard Upcycled chest of attracts old ghost reflect hand-crafted vintage-style tiles

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Kort om hjärnan

| February 9, 2017 | admin | 0

By Michael O'Shea

Människans hjärna innehåller hundra miljarder nervceller och är kanske universums mest komplexa maskin. På något sätt skapar den vårt medvetande och styr våra handlingar och tankar. males hur fungerar hjärnan?

Michael O’Shea ger här en lättillgänglig introduktion until eventually nyckelfrågorna och den senaste forskningen. Bland annat diskuteras hur vi upplever känslor och hur vi lagrar minnen, hjärnans evolutionära utveckling och hjärnforskningens framtid. Kort om hjärnan visar att vi vet förvånande mycket om hjärnan, males fortfarande är långt ifrån att förstå allt.

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The Blackwell Companion to The Problem of Evil

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By Justin P. McBrayer

The Blackwell better half to the matter of Evil offers a suite of unique essays offering either assessment and perception, clarifying and comparing the philosophical and theological “problem of evil” in its a variety of contexts and manifestations.

  • Features all unique essays that discover a few of the kinds of the issues of evil, delivering theistic responses that try and clarify evil in addition to dialogue of the demanding situations dealing with such explanations
  • Includes part introductions with a old essay that lines the advancements of the problems explored
  • Acknowledges the truth that there are numerous difficulties of evil, a few of which practice in basic terms to people who think in recommendations reminiscent of hell and a few of which follow to non-theists
  • Represents  perspectives from some of the spiritual traditions, together with Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim

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Elements of Poker

| February 9, 2017 | admin | 0

By Tommy Angelo

Past statistics, past no matter if to elevate, name, or fold, components of Poker unearths a brand new global of profitability on your bankroll and your lifestyles. you recognize tilt expenditures your cash, yet are you aware the best way to make it depart? you recognize place is necessary, yet are you aware how you can profit that wisdom? parts of Poker will train you all of this and lots more and plenty extra. released in 2007, components of poker has been tremendous well-received by means of the poker group for its clean point of view, grand scope, humor, perception, and tilt aid teachings. Tommy Angelo is a most sensible tier poker trainer, poker author, and thinker. sign up for expert, profitable poker avid gamers like Phil Galfond, Ed Miller, Simon Munz, Lee Jones, and David Benefield in studying the publication that Jay Rosenkrantz calls the easiest poker ebook ever.

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Mystifying the Monarch: Studies on Discourse, Power, and History

| February 9, 2017 | admin | 0

By Jeroen Deploige, Gita Deneckere

The facility of monarchs has often been as a lot symbolic as genuine, rooted in well known imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a unique crew of participants explores the altering nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the center a while to the current day. They show that, instead of a linear development the place perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, actually the heritage of monarchy has been one in all consistent stress among mystification and demystification.

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Cassandra Design Patterns

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Understand and follow Cassandra layout and utilization styles, and clear up realworld enterprise or technical problems

About This Book

  • Learn easy methods to determine actual global use situations that Cassandra solves simply, in an effort to use it effectively
  • Identify and observe utilization and layout styles to unravel particular company and technical difficulties together with applied sciences that paintings in tandem with Cassandra
  • A hands-on consultant that would convey you the strengths of the expertise and assist you observe Cassandra layout styles to facts models

Who This e-book Is For

If you're an architect or developer desirous to layout genuine global purposes utilizing Cassandra, this ebook is perfect for you. it might be worthwhile to have a historical past in Cassandra or programming thoughts, however the publication is readable for normal clients who've adventure in any programming language or are conscious of RDBMS solutions.

What you'll Learn

  • Understand the foremost features of Cassandra
  • Identify a number of enterprise and technical use cases
  • Gain a deeper knowing of Cassandra's strengths and weaknesses
  • Design complicated substantial info purposes utilizing Cassandra
  • Use Cassandra in addition to different major options to layout complicated software program to resolve genuine global enterprise problems
  • Start utilizing Cassandra to resolve difficulties which are tough or most unlikely to resolve within the conventional RDBMS world

In Detail

Cassandra is a robust facts shop answer within the open resource NoSQL global. the facility to exploit its gigantic services effectively is the necessity of the hour as extra builders begin utilizing this robust device. as a result, it turns into very important in an effort to know how and the place to use Cassandra correctly.

This useful consultant may help you know the strengths and weaknesses of Cassandra and educate you to tips on how to determine company and technical use instances that Cassandra solves.You also will the way to remedy actual global company difficulties and help you use Cassandra within the absolute best way.

Starting with the origins of Cassandra, this booklet will delve into how Cassandra solves the conventional significant data's quantity, type and pace difficulties. you'll then detect use instances and layout styles that each architect and developer faces while designing new recommendations, and know the way to take advantage of Cassandra to resolve those challenges,as good as easy methods to stay away from universal blunders and utilizing Cassandra incorrectly.

The publication makes use of layout innovations and code samples on the way to assist you comprehend the nuances of the use case and layout styles. eventually, after studying concerning the layout styles for use in Cassandra, you are going to boost an knowing of the way Cassandra can be utilized together with different major suggestions to unravel complicated genuine global problems.

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Un lado oscuro de la luna (Spanish Edition)

| February 9, 2017 | admin | 0

By Sergio Espada Martín

Un lado oscuro de los angeles luna es l. a. historia de Pablo, quien, a sus veintisiete años está a punto de ver publicada su primera novela después de ganar un concurso literario al que ignoraba que se había presentado. Y aunque debería ponerse a trabajar en su segunda novela, Pablo tiene otras cosas en las que pensar: los angeles convivencia con Lucía, su novia, está empezando a caer en l. a. rutina tan solo unos meses después de haber comenzado y esto provoca los primeros desencuentros entre ambos. Además, su Abuelo, un personaje important en su vida, está gravemente enfermo en el hospital.

Así las cosas, Pablo es incapaz de elaborar algo que se parezca siquiera a una historia por lo que se limita a reflexionar en textos inconexos sobre su existencia. Rememora su tormentosa infancia, donde sólo su imaginación y los angeles camaradería con su hermano le salvan del tormento de ser objeto de las burlas de sus compañeros. Recuerda los confusos días de l. a. adolescencia: los primeros amigos de verdad, las noches de los viernes, las borracheras, los angeles indiferencia de las chicas… Evoca con nostalgia sus primeros años de universitario y como l. a. aparición de Irene en su vida le remodeló para siempre.

Y mientras escribe sobre todo esto, los acontecimientos se van sucediendo a su alrededor: su Abuelo empeora, Pablo se enfrenta a las primeras dudas sobre el futuro de su vida en pareja, a lo que contribuye el reencuentro con alguien de su pasado que, además, le revelará una negative noticia sobre Irene. A partir de ahí todo se precipita y Pablo deberá enfrentarse a difíciles decisiones que determinarán quien va a ser en el futuro más inmediato.

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If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life

| February 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By James Ishmael Ford

Utilizing vignettes and anecdotes from his personal lifestyles - in addition to quotations drawn from resources as diversified because the Bible, Yiddish aphorisms, and stand-up comedy - Zen instructor and Unitarian Universalist minister James Ishmael Ford stocks the presents gained over his life of full-hearted engagement with the Zen direction. "I've came upon myself damaged open," Ford says, "and present in that commencing my primary connection to the complete world."

What's extra, If you are fortunate, Your middle Will Break breathes new existence into the Buddhist principles of karma and rebirth - in addition to the Buddhist precepts of moral motion - and reveals for them kinship in different religious endeavors. Even the main cynical of hearts will locate resonance in Ford's compassionate presentation of uncomplicated human truths.

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