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Ruby Wizardry: An Introduction to Programming for Kids

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Eric Weinstein, "Ruby Wizardry: An Introduction to Programming for Kids"
2015 | ISBN: 1593275668 | 352 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Ruby Wizardry: An Introduction to Programming for Kids
The Ruby programming language is perfect for beginners: easy to learn, powerful, and fun to use! But wouldn't it be fun if you were learning with the help of some wizards and dragons?
Ruby Wizardry is a playful, illustrated tale that will teach you how to program in Ruby by taking you on a fantastical journey. As you follow the adventures of young heroes Ruben and Scarlet, you'll learn real programming skills, like how to:
Use fundamental concepts like variables, symbols, arrays, and strings
Work with Ruby hashes to create a programmable breakfast menu
Control program flow with loops and conditionals to help the Royal Plumber
Test your wild and crazy ideas in IRB and save your programs as scripts
Create a class of mini-wizards, each with their own superpower!
Organize and reuse your code with methods and lists
Write your own amazing interactive stories using Ruby
Along the way, you'll meet colorful characters from around the kingdom, like the hacker Queen, the Off-White Knight, and Wherefore the minstrel. Ruby Wizardry will have you (or your little wizard) hooked on programming in no time.
For ages 10+ (and their parents!)
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The Crystal Legacy (Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire Book 2)

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The Crystal Legacy (Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire Book 2) – C. Craig Coleman
English | November 19, 2014 | ASIN: B00PWGW8XE | 405 pages | EPUB | 0.4 MB
For Prince Saxthor, his loyal friend Bodrin, and their mentor, wizard Tournak, the time is right to return from exile. Wizard Memlatec, warns them it's still too dangerous to return home.

The Crystal Legacy (Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire Book 2)
First, he explains, they must undertake an even more perilous journey to retrieve the hidden power crystals and restore the mystical Crown of Yensupov. Putting aside his desire to see his family once again, Saxthor takes on the new quest for the sake of his kingdom. His companions insist on coming along to protect him.

The journey is fraught with hazards. They must travel a long exposed way undetected, under the very eyes of the Dark Lord of Dreaddrac. What new challenges will they encounter? Will all they meet wish them well or attempt to destroy them? Witch Earwig too, discovers they are back and vulnerable. Her madness intensifies, as does her determination to destroy the royal family. Will she succeed or will her rage continue to trip her up?
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Wicked Good Barbecue: Fearless Recipes from Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest

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Chris Hart, Andy Husbands, Andrea Pyenson, "Wicked Good Barbecue: Fearless Recipes from Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest"
2012 | ISBN-10: 1592334997 | 224 pages | PDF, MOBI | 24 + 58 MB

Wicked Good Barbecue: Fearless Recipes from Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest
"Live fire cooking at its wicked BEST! The IQUE team will raise your BBQ IQ." -Carolyn Wells, Ph.B., Executive Director and co-founder, Kansas City Barbeque Society

"A lot of serious barbecue champions have been waiting to see what secrets would be revealed in Chris and Andy's book, and they are not going to be disappointed! These guys are both finely tuned chefs and hardcore pitmasters, a rare combination, and they've shared it all. I now understand how they won the world championship. The barbecue cookbook bar has just been raised." -Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ, author of Ribs, Chops, Steaks, and Wings

"If there were ever a book that personified the ethos of the chef and brings it right into your kitchen, it is Wicked Good Barbecue. The audacious and tasty recipes showcase everything from the modern classics to serious in-your face-barbeque. Wicked Good Barbecue is a must for every grill aficionado." -Chris Schlesinger, coauthor of Thrill of the Grill and owner of East Coast Grill & Raw Bar in Cambridge, MA

How did two guys from Boston win hundreds of barbecue ribbons, thirty Kansas City Barbecue Society championships, and the biggest prize of them all, the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue? By standing over glowing coals and smoking barrels for days on end to develop barbecue recipes not just good, but "wicked good" as they say in New England.

Award-winning chefs Andy Husbands and Chris Hart reveal their secrets to competition-winning barbecue-from the actual recipe that won the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational, to the 25-Step Championship Chicken that melts in your mouth and the American Royal First Place Beef Brisket, king of them all, hardest to master and unforgettable to eat when it's done right.

Wicked Good Barbecue ain't your daddy's barbecue. It's just the best you've ever tasted. So if you want to cook competition-worthy chow, and you think you've got what it takes or want inspiration from the best; crack this book, pick up your tongs, and fire away. Wicked Good Barbecue is your guide to fun, fearless, and fantastic barbecue no matter where you're from.
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Wicked Good Barbecue: Fearless Recipes from Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest

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Chris Hart, Andy Husbands, Andrea Pyenson, "Wicked Good Barbecue: Fearless Recipes from Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest"
2012 | ISBN-10: 1592334997 | 224 pages | PDF, MOBI | 24 + 58 MB

Wicked Good Barbecue: Fearless Recipes from Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest
"Live fire cooking at its wicked BEST! The IQUE team will raise your BBQ IQ." -Carolyn Wells, Ph.B., Executive Director and co-founder, Kansas City Barbeque Society

"A lot of serious barbecue champions have been waiting to see what secrets would be revealed in Chris and Andy's book, and they are not going to be disappointed! These guys are both finely tuned chefs and hardcore pitmasters, a rare combination, and they've shared it all. I now understand how they won the world championship. The barbecue cookbook bar has just been raised." -Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ, author of Ribs, Chops, Steaks, and Wings

"If there were ever a book that personified the ethos of the chef and brings it right into your kitchen, it is Wicked Good Barbecue. The audacious and tasty recipes showcase everything from the modern classics to serious in-your face-barbeque. Wicked Good Barbecue is a must for every grill aficionado." -Chris Schlesinger, coauthor of Thrill of the Grill and owner of East Coast Grill & Raw Bar in Cambridge, MA

How did two guys from Boston win hundreds of barbecue ribbons, thirty Kansas City Barbecue Society championships, and the biggest prize of them all, the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue? By standing over glowing coals and smoking barrels for days on end to develop barbecue recipes not just good, but "wicked good" as they say in New England.

Award-winning chefs Andy Husbands and Chris Hart reveal their secrets to competition-winning barbecue-from the actual recipe that won the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational, to the 25-Step Championship Chicken that melts in your mouth and the American Royal First Place Beef Brisket, king of them all, hardest to master and unforgettable to eat when it's done right.

Wicked Good Barbecue ain't your daddy's barbecue. It's just the best you've ever tasted. So if you want to cook competition-worthy chow, and you think you've got what it takes or want inspiration from the best; crack this book, pick up your tongs, and fire away. Wicked Good Barbecue is your guide to fun, fearless, and fantastic barbecue no matter where you're from.
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The Handless Maiden: Moriscos and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Spain by Mary Elizabeth Perry

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The Handless Maiden: Moriscos and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Spain by Mary Elizabeth Perry
English | Feb 25, 2007 | ISBN: 069113054X | 224 Pages | PDF | 30,6 MB

The Handless Maiden: Moriscos and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Spain by Mary Elizabeth Perry
In 1502, a decade of increasing tension between Muslims and Christians in Spain culminated in a royal decree that Muslims in Castile wanting to remain had to convert to Christianity. Mary Elizabeth Perry uses this event as the starting point for a remarkable exploration of how Moriscos, converted Muslims and their descendants, responded to their increasing disempowerment in sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century Spain. Stepping beyond traditional histories that have emphasized armed conflict from the view of victors, The Handless Maiden focuses on Morisco women. Perry argues that these women's lives offer vital new insights on the experiences of Moriscos in general, and on how the politics of religion both empowers and oppresses.

Drawing on archival documents, legends, and literature, Perry shows that the Moriscas carried out active resistance to cultural oppression through everyday rituals and acts. For example, they taught their children Arabic language and Islamic prayers, dietary practices, and the observation of Islamic holy days. Thus the home, not the battlefield, became the major forum for Morisco-Christian interaction. Moriscas' experiences further reveal how the Morisco presence provided a vital counter-identity for a centralizing state in early modern Spain. For readers of the twenty-first century, The Handless Maiden raises urgent questions of how we choose to use difference and historical memory.

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A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy

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Helen Rappaport, "A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy"
English | 2012 | ISBN-10: 0312621051 | EPUB, MOBI | 352 pages | 6 MB

A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband – a story that began as fairy tale and ended in tragedy.

After the untimely death of Prince Albert, the queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy. For Britain had not just lost a prince: during his twenty year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after Albert's death was so extreme, that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later.

Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal Archives and other neglected sources, as well as the newspapers of the day, Rappaport offers a new perspective on this compelling historical psychodrama–the crucial final months of the prince's life and the first long, dark ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She draws a portrait of a queen obsessed with her living husband and – after his death – with his enduring place in history. Magnificent Obsession will also throw new light on the true nature of the prince's chronic physical condition, overturning for good the 150-year old myth that he died of typhoid fever.
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The Royal Inscriptions of Sennacherib, King of Assyria (704-681 BC): Part 2

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The Royal Inscriptions of Sennacherib, King of Assyria (704-681 BC): Part 2 (Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period) by A.Kirk Grayson and James Novotny
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1575062429 | 270 pages | PDF | 4,4 MB

The Royal Inscriptions of Sennacherib, King of Assyria (704-681 BC): Part 2
The Royal Inscriptions of Sennacherib, King of Assyria (704-681 BC), Part 2 (Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period 3/2) provides reliable, up-to-date editions of 195 texts of Sennacherib, as well as 26 other late Neo-Assyrian inscriptions that might belong to this king and 2 inscriptions of his family (including one of his wives, Tashmetu-sharrat). The volume contains historical inscriptions on bull and lion colossi from Nineveh, rock reliefs, stone horizontal prisms, and clay cylinders and prisms from other cities under Sennacherib s authority (especially Ashur and Tarbisu); epigraphs on reliefs; and inscriptions on bricks, threshold slabs, door sockets, wall panels, stone blocks, beads, metal plating (including door bands); and drafts and copies of historical and building inscriptions written on clay tablets. Each text edition (with its English translation) is supplied with a brief introduction containing general information, a catalogue containing basic information about all exemplars, a commentary containing further technical information and notes, and a comprehensive bibliography.

RINAP 3/2 also includes: (1) a general introduction to the corpus of inscriptions and Sennacherib s numerous building activities in Assyria (especially construction at Ashur); (2) several photographs of objects inscribed with texts of Sennacherib; (3) indices of museum and excavation numbers and selected publications; and (4) indices of proper names (Personal Names; Geographic, Ethnic, and Tribal Names; Divine, Planet, and Star Names; Gate, Palace, Temple, and Wall Names; and Object Names).

The RINAP Project is under the direction of G. Frame (University of Pennsylvania) and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821

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Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821 by George Anthony Selgin
English | July 14, 2008 | ISBN: 0472116312 | 390 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
Good Money tells the fascinating story of British manufacturers' challenge to the Crown's monopoly on coinage. In the 1780s, when the Industrial Revolution was gathering momentum, the Royal Mint failed to produce enough small-denomination coinage for factory owners to pay their workers.

Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821
As the currency shortage threatened to derail industrial progress, manufacturers began to mint custom-made coins, called "tradesman's tokens." Rapidly gaining wide acceptance, these tokens served as the nation's most popular currency for wages and retail sales until 1821, when the Crown outlawed all moneys except its own.

Economist George Selgin presents a lively tale of enterprising manufacturers, technological innovations, alternative currencies, and struggles over the right to coin legal money.

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A Tapestry of Orbits

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A Tapestry of Orbits
English | Astronomy, Cosmology, Physics | 21. August 2008 | ISBN-10: 0521017327 | 256 pages | Djvu | 2 mb
Satellites as they cross the night sky look like moving stars, which can be accurately tracked by an observer with binoculars as well as by giant radars and large cameras.

A Tapestry of Orbits
These observations help to determine the satellite's orbit, which is sensitive to the drag of the upper atmosphere and to any irregularities in the gravity field of the Earth. Analysis of the orbit can be used to evaluate the density of the upper atmosphere and to define the shape of the Earth. Desmond King-Hele was the pioneer of this technique of orbit analysis, and this book tells us how the research began, before the launch of Sputnik in 1957. For thirty years King-Hele and his colleagues at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, developed and applied the technique to reveal much about the Earth and air at a very modest cost. In the 1960s the upper-atmosphere density was thoroughly mapped out for 100 to 2000 km, revealing immense variation of density with solar activity and between day and night. In the 1970s and 1980s a picture of the upper-atmosphere winds emerged, and the profile of the pear-shaped Earth was accurately charted. The number of satellites now orbiting the earth is over 5000. This book is the story of how this inexpensive research of their orbits developed to yield a rich harvest of knowledge about the Earth and its atmosphere, in a scientific narrative that is enlivened with many personal experiences.
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