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The Lychway By Rebecca Beattie
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Chessen Waterhouse is a dreamer. Brought up in the lonely wilds of Dartmoor, there is one person in the community who finds her intriguing. Sam White has watched Chessen from afar for as long as he... More > can remember. Violet lives in the Dartmoor of the late eighteenth century, when a very different set of pressures govern life. Despite the village fear of the local Wise Woman Gracie, Violet is fascinated by Gracie ,and in time they develop a friendship, which leads to the discovery that she has an aptitude for herb lore. Her father agrees to allow them to continue, promising that he will tell Violet's Mother when the time is right. But Joshua's sudden death leaves Violet with her secret untold. Switching between late eighteenth century and modern day Dartmoor, and London, the story mixes legend with reality and contains many elements of folklore. The two main characters must try to find their way through the tragic circumstances of grief and personal loss, and ultimately life itself.< Less
Gifted: The Story of a Young Genius By Nishad Cote
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Jack Jones is an exceptionally intelligent fourteen year old who suffers from boredom and isolation at his public school. After a letter of acceptance comes from the prestigious Highborn Academy,... More > Jack encounters a new world where he develops his talents for both academics and comedy, while growing emotionally through facing the challenges that naturally accompany friendship, love, family, and being part of a community. Suddenly, Jack is amongst his intellectual equals, studying subjects that interest him. He’s got a roommate who wants to befriend him, a scholastic competition to study for, and even a girl he can’t stop thinking about—but he’s convinced that none of them will like him for himself. Jack changes his entire life and personality around in an effort to make himself more likable and “cool.” Jack’s social life gradually takes a turn for the better, but he’s about to learn that if he can’t accept himself for who he is, neither will anyone else.< Less
Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation By Billy Crone
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Imagine a world full of drones of all shapes and sizes that are everywhere in the air, on the land, the sea, or even under the sea, including Terminator robots. Now ponder an existence where these... More > same drones monitor and control everything spying on our every move. Stir in an actual movement going on right now in the scientific community to create a super highly advanced Artificial Intelligence to control it all on a global scale and you now have what is contained within this book: Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation. This macabre dark scenario might seem like some futuristic science fiction story or even a bit far-fetched. Yet, what you are about to discover in the pages of this book is the spine-chilling truth that this wild shocking reality is actually being developed right now before our very eyes. This book, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation, will to enlighten you to the hardcore facts concerning this dangerous emerging technology.< Less
Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation By Billy Crone
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Imagine a world full of drones of all shapes and sizes that are everywhere in the air, on the land, the sea, or even under the sea, including Terminator robots. Now ponder an existence where these... More > same drones monitor and control everything spying on our every move. Stir in an actual movement going on right now in the scientific community to create a super highly advanced Artificial Intelligence to control it all on a global scale and you now have what is contained within this book: Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation. This macabre dark scenario might seem like some futuristic science fiction story or even a bit far-fetched. Yet, what you are about to discover in the pages of this book is the spine-chilling truth that this wild shocking reality is actually being developed right now before our very eyes. This book, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, & the Coming Human Annihilation, will to enlighten you to the hardcore facts concerning this dangerous emerging technology.< Less
The Odd Muslim By Noreen Mirza
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The story begins in the spring of 2016. An act of vandalism has been perpetrated on a middle-aged Muslim woman’s home in a gated community in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The woman’s story is... More > then told in flashback as she confides in her sympathetic neighbor about her days at a state university in New Jersey. There, in the year 2000, she meets an eclectic group of Muslim students. Socially awkward, she has always felt like an outsider, so she is ecstatic about joining the group, believing that the religious and cultural experiences she shares with these friends will finally bring her acceptance. However, she soon realizes that she may be destined to feel like an outsider even among people of her own religion. After the tragic September 11 attacks, through self-examination and service to others, she eventually shrugs off her habit of self-pity and begins to develop self-confidence. But it is a hate-fueled assault on a close Muslim friend that leads her to her true calling-promoting tolerance.< Less
The Odd Muslim By Noreen Mirza
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The story begins in the spring of 2016. An act of vandalism has been perpetrated on a middle-aged Muslim woman’s home in a gated community in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The woman’s story is... More > then told in flashback as she confides in her sympathetic neighbor about her days at a state university in New Jersey. There, in the year 2000, she meets an eclectic group of Muslim students. Socially awkward, she has always felt like an outsider, so she is ecstatic about joining the group, believing that the religious and cultural experiences she shares with these friends will finally bring her acceptance. However, she soon realizes that she may be destined to feel like an outsider even among people of her own religion. After the tragic September 11 attacks, through self-examination and service to others, she eventually shrugs off her habit of self-pity and begins to develop self-confidence. But it is a hate-fueled assault on a close Muslim friend that leads her to her true calling-promoting tolerance.< Less
Cultural Kapolei By Shad S. Kane
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Series of articles written and posted in the Honolulu Advertiser blog site identified as "Cultural Kapolei from December 2006 to April 2010. This book is the result of repeated requests to... More > place all these articles in one place to serve as both a resource for the academic researcher and casual cultural reader. These articles and the effort to identify ancient place names of Kapolei grew out of the mission of the Kapolei Hawaiian Civic Club to give the new city of Kapolei a Hawaiian cultural presence. Much like many other new cities Kapolei is a place of migrants. Most everyone is from somewhere else. They bring with them their personal values that help them make decisions. These decisions can play a big part in shaping communities. Rather than changing or creating a new place with foreign names, perhaps the ancient names will give us an appreciation of its past. Hopefully this book will not only help city and state planners, developers, architects but also us....those who seek knowledge.< Less
The Simbol-X Cd(Zn)Te detector By Bob Dirks
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The astrophysics community needs an instrument to gain more insight in the origin of the cosmic X-ray background in the energy range between 0.5 to 80 keV. Existing instruments like Chandra and... More > XMM-Newton show good results up to 10 keV but lack sensitivity above. In order to keep or improve the same performances up to 80 keV, grazing incidence mirrors with a focal length of at least 20 m should be used. Since satellites this big cannot be launched with existing launchers, the mirror and detector must be placed on two different satellites flying in formation. The Simbol-X space mission will be the first project of this type. A crucial element is the High Energy Detector, a hybridisation of the IDeF-X read-out electronics and Cd(Zn)Te semiconductor crystals, operating in the energy range from 5 to 80 keV. This work presents the results of characterisation measurements of electronics and crystals, related to pixel leakage currents, spectroscopy and the development of a complete detector simulation program.< Less
Lockdown By J. Bradley Burt
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In this third novel of the highly-praised Maggie Keiller/Derek Sloan series of thrillers, two armed intruders storm the local high school in Port Huntington, a small-town tourist mecca on Georgian... More > Bay. Intent on taking revenge for the deaths of two of their friends, the men seize a number of hostages, including the school principal, Maggie Keiller, and her husband, Derek Sloan. The school goes into lockdown. In a community already divided over Indian land claims to Crown land, a mega-developer’s plan to build and operate a casino on that same property, and a waste-management proposal that threatens the fragile shoreline environment, two more murders related to these issues shock and frighten the local residents. The high school hostage crisis, coming on top of everything else, stampedes events toward a heart-stopping climax. This is a first-rate, fast-paced story that no reader will want to put down---a worthy successor to the first two novels in this thrilling crime series.< Less
Foreign Vistas By William Sommers
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In the early 1960s, William Sommers left his position as town manager in New Jersey and, moved his family to Bangkok, Thailand, his first posting as a Foreign Service officer with the State... More > Department’s newly-created USAID. Among the first USAID officers in Thailand, he went on to build a career as a local development specialist that spanned forty years, sending him on assignments to Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Poland, Bosnia, and Egypt. Foreign Vistas is a deeply felt memoir of one writer-diplomat’s passionate engagement with the people and cultures where he lived and worked during the latter part of the 20th century. A collection of personal essays, short stories and histories, they reveal an insatiable curiosity about different cultures, and the human experience. Sommers' discovers hidden histories and connects with local communities well beyond the confines of his aid work. Foreign Vistas is that rare work that captures the essence of what it means to be at home in the world.< Less

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