The Great Fuzz Frenzy

Author: Susan Stevens Crummel
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547769393
Size: 14,75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Deep, deep down in their underground town, the prairie dogs live in harmony--until a mysterious, fluorescent, very fuzzy thing (otherwise known as a tennis ball) rolls down their hole. When the prairie dogs discover that they can pluck and pull the fuzz into fabulous fashions, their fear quickly turns to curiosity, then delight, then pure greed. The frenzy that erupts threatens to tear apart the prairie-dog town forever. But when mean ol' Big Bark is kidnapped after taking all the fuzz for himself, the prairie dogs come to the rescue and remember the true meaning of community.

Zero Emissions Power Cycles

Author: Evgeny Yantovsky
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420087924
Size: 10,78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Focusing on fossil-fueled, nonpolluting power generation systems, Zero Emissions Power Cycles presents alternative solutions to the severe emissions problems of power plants. Along with a description of new thermodynamic cycles and the results of computational analyses, this volume provides modern analytical tools and equations to evaluate exergy and introduce "currentology". The authors explore various aspects of zero emissions power plant (ZEPP) technology, including carbon dioxide sequestration, ion transport, and oxygen enrichment. They show that ZEPP technology can: Provide affordable, clean power to meet expanding energy demand Solve critical environmental problems, such as eliminating carbon dioxide and pollutant emissions Address energy security issues by supporting the use of diverse fossil fuels, including integrated coal gasification and pulverized coal combustion Ease the economic cost of sustainable energy supplies primarily through the use of cogenerated carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery Addressing the significant human contribution to global warming, this book presents reasonable and effective approaches to minimize the harmful pollution that results from fossil fuel emissions. It shows how to create and operate ZEPPs, making our energy future clean, secure, and inexpensive.

Penetration Tester S Open Source Toolkit

Author: Jeremy Faircloth
Editor: Syngress
ISBN: 0128023538
Size: 11,39 MB
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Continuing a tradition of excellent training on open source tools, Penetration Tester’s Open Source Toolkit, Fourth Edition is a great reference to the open source tools available today and teaches you how to use them by demonstrating them in real-world examples. This book expands upon existing documentation so that a professional can get the most accurate and in-depth test results possible. Real-life scenarios are a major focus so that the reader knows which tool to use and how to use it for a variety of situations. This updated edition covers the latest technologies and attack vectors, including industry specific case studies and complete laboratory setup. Great commercial penetration testing tools can be very expensive and sometimes hard to use or of questionable accuracy. This book helps solve both of these problems. The open source, no-cost penetration testing tools presented work as well or better than commercial tools and can be modified by the user for each situation if needed. Many tools, even ones that cost thousands of dollars, do not come with any type of instruction on how and in which situations the penetration tester can best use them. Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkil, Fourth Edition bridges this gap providing the critical information that you need. Details current open source penetration tools Presents core technologies for each type of testing and the best tools for the job New to this edition: expanded wireless pen testing coverage to include Bluetooth, coverage of cloud computing and virtualization, new tools, and the latest updates to tools, operating systems, and techniques Includes detailed laboratory environment setup, new real-world examples, and industry-specific case studies

Moving Pictures

Author: Kathryn Immonen
Editor: Top Shelf Productions
ISBN: 1603092021
Size: 11,43 MB
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Nominated for the 2011 Stumptown Award and Doug Wright Award! "A wonderful, poignant surprise."-- Paul Gravett, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life "Most of the story seems less drawn than peeled and chiseled away from absolute visual and moral darkness... [Moving Pictures] suggests how art can be a lifeline to meaning at a moment when nothing seems possible but betrayal."-- Douglas Wolk, The New York Times "This elegant and evocative historical graphic novel explores the personal relationships involved in protecting internationally recognized works of fine art during the Nazi occupation of Paris ... the storytelling and the characters are as sober as the crisp, heavy black-and-white of its images ... Deftly told, the whole story resonates long after its appropriately ambiguous final pages."-- Booklist (starred review) "Subtle [and] mature ... the Immonens keep the story spare and focused to allow the ambiguity of survival itself to become the drama."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "An engaging story that comments on art and value, decency and free will, and what it means to follow your convictions."-- Torontoist "A multifaceted story full of difficult storytelling and ambiguous morality... illustrative of what a major writing talent Kathryn Immonen really is. Husband Stuart's work is equally excellent, closed and evocative with skillful use of light and shadow."-- The AV Club "A sparse, bleak experience that moves with slow, deliberate steps through a world of deep, ambiguous shadow."-- Comics Alliance "Moving and atmospheric... The striking black and white artwork is suitably stark and moody and matched for impact by the brisk, loaded dialogue, lending the characters a life-like depth and immediacy."-- Christian Kerr, BlogCritics Top Shelf is proud to welcome Kathryn & Stuart Immonen (Ultimate Spider-Man, Nextwave, Patsy Walker: Hellcat, Never as Bad as You Think) to the Top Shelf family with this thrilling, intimate tale of love, war, and art. Moving Pictures is the story of the awkward and dangerous relationship between curator Ila Gardner and officer Rolf Hauptmann, as they are forced by circumstances to play out their private lives in a public power struggle. The narrative unfolds along two timelines which collide with the revelation of a terrible secret, an enigmatic decision that not many would make, and the realization that sometimes the only choice left is the refusal to choose. In a recent interview at, Kathryn explained that "The history is just a backdrop to tell a messed-up love story that's about how we assign value to things and people, how we behave when not everyone is playing by the same rules"and "in the end, maybe it's all about the fundamentally perverse nature of desire, about not being to help wanting what you want even if you don't know why. And how, from the outside, we really don't know anything about someone else's intimacies."

Once Upon Ice

Author: Jane Yolen
Editor: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 9781590781746
Size: 13,11 MB
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Collection of poetry by famous authors, inspired by photographs of natural ice formations.

Pig And Pug

Author: Laura Marchesani
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0448483424
Size: 13,65 MB
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Feeling lonely at his farm home where all the other animals already have friends, Pig is fascinated by furry newcomer Pug, who, like Pig, enjoys playing in the mud, snorting and waggling a curly tail. Simultaneous.

The Mask Of The Beggar

Author: Wilson Harris
ISBN: 9780571217748
Size: 17,81 MB
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Wilson Harris' novel is based on the disguise Odysseus adopts on returning to his kingdom in Ithaca, and takes in philosophical traditions from around the world. Characters as diverse as Van Gogh, Dorian Gray, Cortez and Goethe make appearances in this meditation on the timelessness of art.

Wild Willie Wide Receiver

Author: William Campbell Gault
Editor: Dutton Juvenile
ISBN: 9780525427889
Size: 16,30 MB
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Skeptical at first about the flashy black rookie receiver on his team, an NFL coach revises his opinion as the team's long struggle toward the Super Bowl progresses.

I Can Fix America

Author: David Duley
Editor: I Can Media Llc
ISBN: 9780984780105
Size: 12,70 MB
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If you are like many Americans, you are deeply concerned about our country's future. A dysfunctional and destructive political environment, an epidemic of poor corporate stewardship, and a culture of unhealthy lifestyles, both physically and morally, have created a recipe for disaster. The America that thousands of brave men and women died to protect is in jeopardy. Generations of the past were called upon to fight for our way of life through war and financial sacrifice. Now it is our turn to grab the bull by the horns and fix America. This is our call to duty. “I Can Fix America” is a simple book that will save our country. Inside it you will find 52 common sense ways that you can make the United States great again, ideas that any one of us can put to work today. Gone are the days of waiting on government, business and unions to “do the right thing.” They have proven themselves incapable of rising to the occasion. It is solely up to you to make it happen in your life, your community and your family. This book will get you started. Inside are only words. We've seen what only words can do, and it's not pretty or productive. The difference will happen when you use these words to fix America. It's not about talk; it's about action. I can fix America.

Little Deer Lost

Author: Janet Bingham
ISBN: 9781407110400
Size: 11,99 MB
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Will Silver and Sparkle find their way home? Silver and Sparkle have never seen the snow before, and when it arrives they are amazed. Snow is soft, and white . . . and lots of fun! But soon it starts to get dark and the two deer feel afraid. Can they find their way home? A soft and reassuring story from the creators of My Little Star.