An urban songline of New York. From the author of the memoir L Is for Lion comes a panegyric of the geology of Manhattan. These poems glitter. Manhattan schist is rendered as a template for the skyline and characters of New York. Grit and stardust collide in this debut collection of poetry and song. The book begins with the bright reflective quality of mica and ends with the gentrified vision of the city where ´´New York is nine million doors, and you have not one key´´. In between are stories of urban icons: iceman, fish peddler, heart butcher, meter maid, San Gennaro, the magic of grandmothers´ hands, the vision of the oldest living tree in the city, immigrants who fell out windows and died in explosions, Italian phrases that link the essence of the sun to a rose and to a heart, crushed tomatoes, sunsets, supermarkets, the glory of hot tar, the lessons of marines and lesbians. You will learn about history and geology, Italian American heroes, and spiritual imperatives through the syllables of this one poet´s soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Rachele Lanzillotto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071409/bk_acx0_071409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Allan Quatermain is the protagonist of H. Rider Haggard´s 1885 novel ´´King Solomon´s Mines´´ and its various prequels and sequels. ´´Allan Quatermain´´ was also the title of a book in this sequence. H. Rider Haggard´s Quatermain, adventure hero of ´´King Solomon´s Mines´´ and sequel ´´Allan Quatermain´´, was a template for the American film character Indiana Jones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Nicholson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003573/bk_lind_003573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award, Fantasy, 2013 Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrator and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. A few words from Neil on Anita: ´´Anita is an almost forgotten novel by one of the finest UK writers. But it is a favorite of mine. Anita works on two levels: on the one hand, the stories are a product of the 1960s - they come out of a swinging world and a ´´Georgy Girl´´ time, and Keith Roberts, then a young art director, has captured the feel of the sixties. At the same time, he writes about a teenage witch being brought up by her Granny; he writes about a young witch falling in love, getting her heart broken, about change and growing up and compromise, about what magic is and how you can lose it sometimes and how you can get it back. And the character of Anita´s Granny is amazing, one of Keith Roberts´ best characters…. [Anita] set the template for all the teenage witch stories that come after, and she did it better and more magically. I wanted these stories back in ´´print´´, where people could hear them and could fall in love with Anita and Granny, as I did.´´ Meet Anita Thompson: she´s young, she´s lovely, she´s clever ... and she´s a witch. A real one. Anita lives in two worlds: the modern world of supermarkets and sports cars, radio and rock & roll, where she is a thoroughly modern girl with a thoroughly modern interest in boys and fast living and her own independence. But the ancient and rustic world of traditions, cauldrons, and familiars , where she and her Granny (a witch of the Old School, broom and all) invoke elemental spirits int he service of Him Wot´s Down Under. She has senses no ordinary mortal can imagine (at least nine); with them, she can hear the voices of every creature of the night. She can changer 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000394/bk_acx0_000394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dive into key topics in network architecture and Go, such as data serialization, application level protocols, character sets and encodings. This book covers network architecture and gives an overview of the Go language as a primer, covering the latest Go release. Beyond the fundamentals, Network Programming with Go covers key networking and security issues such as HTTP and HTTPS, templates, remote procedure call (RPC), web sockets including HTML5 web sockets, and more. Additionally, author Jan Newmarch guides you in building and connecting to a complete web server based on Go. This book can serve as both as an essential learning guide and reference on Go networking. What You Will Learn Master network programming with Go Carry out data serialization Use application-level protocols Manage character sets and encodings Deal with HTTP(S) Build a complete Go-based web server Work with RPC, web sockets, and more Who This Book Is For Experienced Go programmers and other programmers with some experience with the Go language.
The Game Masters Toolkit is a valuable resource for both new and veteran Game Masters. The toolkit is filled with a number of helpful tools and adventure seeds for Game Masters to enhance their Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay games, as well as provides more advice and suggestions to help refine their GM skills.The Game Masters Toolkit includes punchboard with more NPC and creature standups and tokens, new location and item cards, and introduces organisation sheets to integrate into your game. The toolkit also includes a full colour 48 page GM book.The book features invaluable tips and guidelines to help a GM manage the game, engage his players, and create memorable adventures for his group. The book includes a number of detailed episode templates to help cut down on prep time, as well as introduces new rules for nemesis characters and organisations to challenge the heroes. Armed with the resources found in this toolkit, a GM will always be ready for action.
The quirky art of quilling--using strips of paper that have been rolled, shaped, and glued on edge to create decorative designs--is explored in this informative handbook. Combining the expertise of four quilling experts, crafters will learn how to create quilled wild flowers and fun, three-dimensional characters, how to scale down to make incredible miniatures, and how to create quilled borders and motifs to decorate papercraft or other projects. Full details on the materials and tools needed for the projects, photographic walkthroughs of the techniques utilized to complete them, and templates are also included.
This quick C++17 guide is a condensed code and syntax reference to the popular programming language, fully updated for C++17. It presents the essential C++ syntax in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference. In the C++17 Quick Syntax Reference , you will find short, simple, and focused code examples. This book includes a well laid out table of contents and a comprehensive index allowing for easy review. You won´t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a language reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any C++ programmer. What You´ll Learn Use template argument deduction for class templates Declare non-type template parameters with auto-folding expressions and auto deduction from braced-init-list Apply lambdas and lambda capture by value Work with inline variables, nested namespaces, structured bindings, and selection statements with initializer Use utf-8 character literals Carry out direct-list initialization of enums Use these new C++17 library features or class templates from std::variant, optional, any, string_view, invoke, apply and more Do splicing for maps and sets, also new to C++17 Who This Book Is For Experienced C++ programmers. Additionally, this is a concise, easily-digested introduction for other programmers new to C++.
The three tales that make up Edgar Allan Poe´s The Dupin Mysteries introduce us to the cracking character of Chevalier Auguste Dupin. As a rationalist and practitioner of brilliant deduction, he was to become the template for most of the detective fiction that followed speedily in his wake. The first tale, ´´The Murders in the Rue Morgue´´, details a form of murder solving that was to become only too familiar. Using his extraordinary intellect, Dupin solves a seemingly baffling crime from the clues left by the perpetrator - clues overlooked by mere mortals like the police. Narrated by his friend and admirer, and documenting an eccentricity that charms the reader into liking what would otherwise be an insufferable arrogance, the stories bear the obvious mark of what was to become the most famous of detectives: Sherlock Holmes. He is very much a Poe creation, with the gore and horror of the murder details described with a relish and a realism not allowed by many other writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Nighy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slks/000014/bk_slks_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Develop graphically sophisticated apps and games today! The smart phone app market is progressively growing, and there is new market gap to fill that requires more graphically sophisticated applications and games. Game and Graphics Programming for iOS and Android with OpenGL ES 2.0 quickly gets you up to speed on understanding how powerful OpenGL ES 2.0 technology is in creating apps and games for amusement and effectiveness. Leading you through the development of a real-world mobile app with live code, this text lets you work with all the best features and tools that Open GL ES 2.0 has to offer. * Provides a project template for iOS and Android platforms * Delves into OpenGL features including drawing canvas, geometry, lighting effects, character animation, and more * Offers explanation of full-function 2D and 3D graphics on embedded systems * Addresses the principal technology for hardware-accelerated graphical rendering Game and Graphics Programming for iOS and Android with OpenGL ES 2.0 offers important, need-to-know information if you´re interested in striking a perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality in apps.