Free for All

Free for All Author Peter Wayner
ISBN-10 1537230255
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 318
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Read this story of how a loose-knit group of programmers, dreamers, philosophers, geniuses and fools discovered the fact that that they could write better software in less time by just giving it all away. Follow the ecstasy, the triumphs, the battles, the failures, the treachery, the cooperation, the wrong turns, the teamwork, the struggles, and the backbiting on the road to triumph and total global domination. Show Excerpt Blue Screen of Death" that appears on Windows users' monitors when something goes irretrievably wrong is the butt of many jokes. Linux users also bragged about the quality of their desktop interface. Most of the uninitiated thought of Linux as a hacker's system built for nerds. Yet recently two very good operating shells called GNOME and KDE had taken hold. Both offered the user an environment that looked just like Windows but was better. Linux hackers started bragging that they were able to equip their girlfriends, mothers, and friends with Linux boxes without grief. Some people with little computer experience were adopting Linux with little trouble. Building websites and supercomputers is not an easy task, and it is often done in back rooms out of the sight of most people. When people began realizing that the free software hippies had slowly managed to take over a large chunk of the web server and supercomputing world, they realized that perhaps Microsoft's claim was viable. Web servers and su



International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature Author Peter Hunt
ISBN-10 9781134436835
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 1416
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Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.



Grammar for High School

Grammar for High School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325010463
Release 2007
Pages 162
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This book gives students the chance to absorb and replicate the grammar used in some of the finest novels. Fourteen grammatical structures are developed as writing tools in accessible, understandable and similar manner through the sentence-composing approach.



The Genius of Birds

The Genius of Birds Author Jennifer Ackerman
ISBN-10 9781101980842
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 352
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Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research—the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the great tit communities of the United Kingdom and the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states—Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. Consider, as Ackerman does, the Clark’s nutcracker, a bird that can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember several months later where it put them, or the mockingbirds and thrashers, species that can store 200 to 2,000 different songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than ours. But beyond highlighting how birds use their unique genius in technical ways, Ackerman points out the impressive social smarts of birds. They deceive and manipulate. They eavesdrop. They give gifts. They kiss to console one another. They blackmail their parents. They alert one another to danger. They summon witnesses to the death of a peer. They may even grieve. This elegant scientific investigation and travelogue weaves personal anecdotes with fascinating science. Ackerman delivers an extraordinary story that will both give readers a new appreciation for the exceptional talents of birds and let them discover what birds can reveal about our changing world. Richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures. From the Hardcover edition.



High School English Grammar and Composition Key

High School English Grammar and Composition Key Author Wren & Martin
ISBN-10 9789352530151
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High School English Grammar & Composition provides ample guidance and practice in sentence building, correct usage, comprehension, composition and other allied areas so as to equip the learners with the ability to communicate effectively in English.



An English Grammar Illustrated

An English Grammar  Illustrated Author William Malone Baskervill
ISBN-10
Release 2015-12-06
Pages 190
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William Malone Baskervill (1850–1899) was a writer and professor of the English language and literature at Vanderbilt University. Together with George Washington Cable he ran an organization known as the Open Letter Club. Essie Samuels notes this was "a loosely organized attempt to disseminate liberal propaganda concerning civil rights and education for the Negro in the South between 1887 and 1890. William Malone Baskervill professor of English literature at Vanderbilt University, and George Washington Cable, prominent author and lecturer, were the self-appointed leaders of this endeavor."



The Chortling Bard Caught ya Grammar with a Giggle for High School

The Chortling Bard  Caught ya  Grammar with a Giggle for High School Author Jane Bell Kiester
ISBN-10 9780929895253
Release 1998
Pages 225
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Good grief! Is nothing sacred? Jane Bell Kiester transforms Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Much Ado about Nothing into the best way ever to teach grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and usage to high school students. Easy to adapt to your specific needs, this fun resource gives you three years' worth of sentences, final tests with answer keys, literary devices, daily vocabulary words, lesson plans, a handy grammar reference, and a mix-and-match menu of Elizabethan swear words. Created especially to meet the needs of high school teachers and students. By the author of Caught'ya Grammar with a Giggle, and Caught'ya Again! More Grammar with a Giggle, .



The Commonwealth of Oceana

The Commonwealth of Oceana Author James Harrington
ISBN-10 9781465526700
Release 1656
Pages
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The Commonwealth of Oceana has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Commonwealth of Oceana also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Commonwealth of Oceana book for free.



How We Live and Why We Die

How We Live and Why We Die Author Lewis Wolpert
ISBN-10 9780571250851
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 256
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How do we move, think and remember? Why do we get ill, age and die? Distinguished biologist Lewis Wolpert explains how cells provide the answers to the fundamental questions about our lives. Cells are the basis of all life in the universe. Our bodies are made up of billions of them: an incredibly complex society that governs everything, from movement to memory and imagination. When we age, it is because our cells slow down; when we get ill, it is because our cells mutate or stop working. In How We Live and Why We Die, Wolpert provides a clear explanation of the science that underpins our lives. He explains how our bodies function and how we derive from a single cell - the egg. He examines the science behind the topics that are much discussed but rarely understood - stem-cell research, cloning, DNA - and explains how all life evolved from just one cell. Lively and passionate, How We Live and Why We Die is an accessible guide to understanding the human body and, essentially, life itself.



Blue Biotechnology

Blue Biotechnology Author Werner E. G. Müller
ISBN-10 9783319512846
Release 2017-02-25
Pages 314
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This book describes the discovery of molecules from unexploited extreme marine environments, and presents new approaches in marine genomics. It combines the current state of knowledge in marine genomics and advanced natural products’ chemistry to pursue the sustainable production of novel secondary metabolites (lead compounds), as well as pharmacologically active peptides/proteins, with antimicrobial, neuroprotective, anti-osteoporotic, anti-protozoan/anti-plasmodial, anti-ageing and immune-modulating effects. Further, it employs molecular-biology-based approaches and advanced chemical techniques to obtain and to select candidate compounds for pre-clinical and clinical studies.



A Gravity s Rainbow Companion

A Gravity s Rainbow Companion Author Steven C. Weisenburger
ISBN-10 0820337641
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 440
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Adding some 20 percent to the original content, this is a completely updated edition of Steven Weisenburger's indispensable guide to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Weisenburger takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story. Weisenburger fully annotates Pynchon's use of languages ranging from Russian and Hebrew to such subdialects of English as 1940s street talk, drug lingo, and military slang as well as the more obscure terminology of black magic, Rosicrucianism, and Pavlovian psychology. The Companion also reveals the underlying organization of Gravity's Rainbow--how the book's myriad references form patterns of meaning and structure that have eluded both admirers and critics of the novel. The Companion is keyed to the pages of the principal American editions of Gravity's Rainbow: Viking/Penguin (1973), Bantam (1974), and the special, repaginated Penguin paperback (2000) honoring the novel as one of twenty "Great Books of the Twentieth Century."



The Ju hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence

The Ju  hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence Author Megan Biesele
ISBN-10 1845459970
Release 2010-11-30
Pages 308
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The Ju/'hoan San, or Ju/'hoansi, of Namibia and Botswana are perhaps the most fully described indigenous people in all of anthropology. This is the story of how this group of former hunter-gatherers, speaking an exotic click language, formed a grassroots movement that led them to become a dynamic part of the new nation that grew from the ashes of apartheid South West Africa. While coverage of this group in the writings of Richard Lee, Lorna Marshall, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, and films by John Marshall includes extensive information on their traditional ways of life, this book continues the story as it has unfolded since 1990. Peopled with accounts of and from contemporary Ju>/'hoan people, the book gives newly-literate Ju/'hoansi the chance to address the world with their own voices. In doing so, the images and myths of the Ju/'hoan and other San (previously called "Bushmen") as either noble savages or helpless victims are discredited. This important book demonstrates the responsiveness of current anthropological advocacy to the aspirations of one of the best-known indigenous societies.



Alley Urchin

Alley Urchin Author Josephine Cox
ISBN-10 9780755384365
Release 2012-01-19
Pages 240
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To return to those she loves, she must also return to the past... In the second instalment of her Emma Grady trilogy, bestselling author Josephine Cox brings us Alley Urchin, a gripping saga of a woman determined to overcome the brutality of life as a convict to return to the man she loves. Perfect for fans of Kitty Neale and Rosie Goodwin. By 1870 Emma Grady has spent seven years of servitude as a convict in Australia. Emma lives for the day when she will return to England, to face those who cheated and betrayed her. And to Marlow Tanner, the man she loves - and whose tragic child she had borne and then lost. Emma struggles to make something of her life in Australia despite the sinister presence of her employer's evil son, Foster. His determination to 'have' Emma leads to dark and terrifying consequences. As Emma battles against adversity, she is unaware that in England the child she has given up for dead is being lovingly raised by Marlow's sister Old Sal, who teaches Emma's daughter Molly to be an expert pickpocket. Will Emma ever be reunited with Marlow? Even if she finds him, will he still love her? And what of the child lost to both of them? Emma is plagued with fears but her love for Marlow never weakens - and can never be forgotten... What readers are saying about Alley Urchin: 'Josephine Cox has the unique talent of writing books which provoke every emotion in the reader. This book in the Emma Grady trilogy has all this - and more. We feel for the characters as if we know them and, as with all Josephine Cox books, it is very hard to put down the book once started... You will find yourself impatient to get to the end!' 'Another great, thrilling book which keeps you guessing till the end. The story is well written with some great twists' 'Totally absorbing. Unputdownable!'



Polynesian Mythology Ancient Traditional History Of The New Zealanders

Polynesian Mythology   Ancient Traditional History Of The New Zealanders Author Sir George Grey
ISBN-10 9781465577900
Release 1929
Pages 247
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Polynesian Mythology Ancient Traditional History Of The New Zealanders has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Polynesian Mythology Ancient Traditional History Of The New Zealanders also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Polynesian Mythology Ancient Traditional History Of The New Zealanders book for free.



Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures Author Sean B. Carroll
ISBN-10 9780547526140
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 352
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An award-winning biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet. Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vague and vastly off the mark, and much of the knowledge of our own species’ history was a set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. In the tradition of The Microbe Hunters and Gods, Graves, andScholars, Sean Carroll leads a rousing voyage that recounts the most important discoveries in two centuries of natural history: from Darwin’s trip around the world to Charles Walcott’s discovery of pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon; from Louis and Mary Leakey’s investigation of our deepest past in East Africa to the trailblazers in modern laboratories who have located a time clock in our DNA.



Raising Goats For Dummies

Raising Goats For Dummies Author Cheryl K. Smith
ISBN-10 0470633808
Release 2010-01-28
Pages 360
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Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up. Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.



Ravenswood

Ravenswood Author Tom Juravich
ISBN-10 0801486661
Release 2000-04-01
Pages 272
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Since the late 1970s, Americans have seen their workplaces downsized and streamlined, their jobs out-sourced and often eliminated while their unions have seemed powerless to defend them. This text recounts how the United Steelworkers of America proved that organized labour can still win.