Author : Piers Anthony Genre : Fiction Publisher : ISBN : 0380759500 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The inhabitants of a remote estate in Florida's savannah country fall under the spell of a horrible predator who inflames and perverts their sexual desires, leading to a series of bizarre and deadly encounters
Author : Xin-She Yang Genre : Technology & Engineering Publisher : Springer ISBN : 9783319021416 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Nature-inspired algorithms such as cuckoo search and firefly algorithm have become popular and widely used in recent years in many applications. These algorithms are flexible, efficient and easy to implement. New progress has been made in the last few years, and it is timely to summarize the latest developments of cuckoo search and firefly algorithm and their diverse applications. This book will review both theoretical studies and applications with detailed algorithm analysis, implementation and case studies so that readers can benefit most from this book. Application topics are contributed by many leading experts in the field. Topics include cuckoo search, firefly algorithm, algorithm analysis, feature selection, image processing, travelling salesman problem, neural network, GPU optimization, scheduling, queuing, multi-objective manufacturing optimization, semantic web service, shape optimization, and others. This book can serve as an ideal reference for both graduates and researchers in computer science, evolutionary computing, machine learning, computational intelligence, and optimization, as well as engineers in business intelligence, knowledge management and information technology.
Author : Jennifer Kilgore Genre : Fiction Publisher : AuthorHouse ISBN : 9781468539929 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Chloe Steele appears to be a normal eighteen-year-old, but she harbors a secret that brings her to rural Alabama, where she works as a live-in housekeeper for an elderly couple while attending the local college. When she meets a handsome, mysterious neighbor, Chloe's path takes a turn that leads her into a strange new world where the line between fantasy and reality sometimes blurs.
Author : Shona Patel Genre : Fiction Publisher : MIRA ISBN : 9780778315476 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A young Indian woman joins her new husband on a tea plantation in the jungles of Assam where she struggles to manage a staff of servants and socialize with British wives in a colonial society at the dawn of the Second World War. Original.
Author : Joss Whedon Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels Publisher : Boom! Studios ISBN : 9781641442770 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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From Joss Whedon (the visionary creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), buried histories and secret identities are revealed, along with all the heist-takin’, authority-dodgin’, death-defyin’ space-cowboyin’ you’ve been missing from your life, as this ragtag crew of mercenaries, outlaws, and fugitives travel the stars in search of their next adventure in these sequels to the hit Firefly television series and Serenity film. Collects Serenity: Those Left Behind #1-3, Serenity: Better Days #1-3, and Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale OGN.
Author : Una Mccormack Genre : Fiction Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA) ISBN : 9781789095104 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A heist by the Serenity crew goes badly wrong in a captivating original Firefly tie-in novel from the award-winning series by Titan Books. City of sin Neapolis: a desert city on planet Bethel where all manner of entertainment can be found: high-stakes gambling, luxurious hotels, exclusive clubs and any form of diversion imaginable may be had for a price. It’s the eve of the annual carnival: three days of decadent revelry, and Serenity arrives to take a security job, guarding a costly shipment. An unattainable ransom Tragedy strikes: the shipment is stolen, and the wealthy owner kidnaps Zoë and Book, holding them to ransom for the lost shipment’s value. If Mal can’t find the enormous sum of five hundred platinum by the next evening, both of them will be killed. A race against time As the carnival begins the crew must attempt the impossible, calling on contacts, calling in favours, and revealing hidden talents to save their crewmates’ lives. Meanwhile, the hostages have their own plans…
Author : Eric Carle Genre : Juvenile Fiction Publisher : Penguin ISBN : 9780593521076 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Eric Carle joins the Penguin Young Readers! In this classic and heartwarming story, a very lonely firefly finally finds the friends he is seeking at the end of a tireless search for belonging. Carle's rich, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his millions of fans. An accessible Level 2 reader, The Very Lonely Firefly is one that parents and children will read over and over again.
Author : Shana Keller Genre : Juvenile Fiction Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press ISBN : 9781534166721 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its "family" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.