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Terminal World
  • Author : Alastair Reynolds
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0316362298
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the last surviving human city, an ex-spy gets sucked into a dangerous quest that will take him beyond the city walls when a winged man turns up dead in his morgue in this innovative and original dystopian space adventure. Spearpoint, the last human city, is an enormous atmosphere-piercing spire. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different - and rigidly enforced - level of technology. Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Celestial Levels - and with the dying body comes bad news. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine. But there is far more at stake than just Quillon's own survival, for the limiting technologies of the zones are determined not by governments or police, but by the very nature of reality - and reality itself is showing worrying signs of instability ...

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    Terminal World
  • Author : Alastair Reynolds
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781101188071
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Alastair Reynolds revolutionized the science fiction genre with his critically-acclaimed Revelation Space novels. Now, the award-winning author presents a future of technological wonders—from every era… In a far-distant future, Spearpoint, the last human city, is a vast, atmosphere-piercing spire. Clinging to its skin are the zones: semiautonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different—and rigidly enforced—level of technology. Following a botched infiltration mission, enforcement agent Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in a morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissection table, his world is wrenched apart. For the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint’s Celestial Levels. And with the dying body comes bad news: Quillon must leave his home and travel into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint’s base. But he can neither imagine how far the journey will take him—nor comprehend how much is at stake…

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    Terminal World
  • Author : Alastair Reynolds
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780316362337
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the last surviving human city, an ex-spy gets sucked into a dangerous quest that will take him beyond the city walls when a winged man turns up dead in his morgue in this innovative and original dystopian space adventure. Spearpoint, the last human city, is an enormous atmosphere-piercing spire. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different—and rigidly enforced—level of technology. Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Celestial Levels—and with the dying body comes bad news. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine. But there is far more at stake than just Quillon's own survival, for the limiting technologies of the zones are determined not by governments or police, but by the very nature of reality—and reality itself is showing worrying signs of instability . . .

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    Terminal World
  • Author : Alastair Reynolds
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780575088429
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different - and rigidly enforced - level of technology. Horsetown is pre-industrial; in Neon Heights they have television and electric trains ... Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Celestial Levels - and with the dying body comes bad news. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine. But there is far more at stake than just Quillon's own survival, for the limiting technologies of the zones are determined not by governments or police, but by the very nature of reality - and reality itself is showing worrying signs of instability ...

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    Terminal Boredom
  • Author : Izumi Suzuki
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781788739900
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Thrillist, The Millions, Frieze, and Metropolis Japan The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon At turns nonchalantly hip and charmingly deranged, Suzuki's singular slant on speculative fiction would be echoed in countless later works, from Margaret Atwood and Harumi Murakami, to Black Mirror and Ex Machina. In these darkly playful and punky stories, the fantastical elements are always earthed by the universal pettiness of strife between the sexes, and the gritty reality of life on the lower rungs, whatever planet that ladder might be on. Translated by Polly Barton, Sam Bett, David Boyd, Daniel Joseph, Aiko Masubuchi, and Helen O'Horan.

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    Grand Central, the World's Greatest Railway Terminal
  • Author : William D. Middleton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D00244016I
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • An account of the origin, construction, uses, and fame of the great New York City terminal, from the horse-drawn trains of the 1830s to the current architectural landmark controversy

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    Blue Remembered Earth
  • Author : Alastair Reynolds
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781101568859
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first novel in the Poseidon's Children series from the acclaimed author of the Revelation Space series. One hundred and fifty years from now, Africa has become the world’s dominant technological and economic power. Crime, war, disease and poverty have been practically eliminated. The Moon and Mars are settled, and colonies stretch all the way out to the edge of the solar system. And Ocular, the largest scientific instrument in history, is about to make an epochal discovery... Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his long-running studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey’s family, which controls the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans for him. After the death of his grandmother Eunice—the erstwhile space explorer and entrepreneur—something awkward has come to light on the Moon, so Geoffrey is dispatched there to ensure the family name remains untarnished. But the secrets Eunice died with are about to be revealed—secrets that could change everything...or tear this near utopia apart.

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    The Last Lecture
  • Author : Randy Pausch
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781401395513
  • Reader Reviews : 224
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

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    Termination Shock
  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9780063028074
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times Bestseller From Neal Stephenson—who coined the term “metaverse” in his 1992 novel Snow Crash—comes a sweeping, prescient new thriller that transports readers to a near-future world in which the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics. “Stephenson is one of speculative fiction’s most meticulous architects. . . . Termination Shock manages to pull off a rare trick, at once wildly imaginative and grounded.” — New York Times Book Review One man—visionary billionaire restaurant chain magnate T. R. Schmidt, Ph.D.—has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as “elemental.” But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied? Ranging from the Texas heartland to the Dutch royal palace in the Hague, from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the sunbaked Chihuahuan Desert, Termination Shock brings together a disparate group of characters from different cultures and continents who grapple with the real-life repercussions of global warming. Ultimately, it asks the question: Might the cure be worse than the disease? Epic in scope while heartbreakingly human in perspective, Termination Shock sounds a clarion alarm, ponders potential solutions and dire risks, and wraps it all together in an exhilarating, witty, mind-expanding speculative adventure.

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    The World According to Garp
  • Author : John Irving
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781524744809
  • Reader Reviews : 88
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now available as an ebook for the first time ever in America, the bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving—the 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. “He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces...and teaches moral lessons.”—The New York Times The opening sentence of John Irving’s breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. “Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater.” Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing. From the tragicomic tone of its first sentence to its mordantly funny last line—“we are all terminal cases”—The World According to Garp maintains a breakneck pace. The subject of sexual hatred—of intolerance of sexual minorities and differences—runs the gamut of “lunacy and sorrow.” Winner of the National Book Award, Garp is a comedy with forebodings of doom. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries—with more than ten million copies in print—Garp is the precursor of John Irving’s later protest novels.

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    When Breath Becomes Air
  • Author : Paul Kalanithi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780812988406
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

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    Modern Vim
  • Author : Drew Neil
  • Publisher : Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781680506013
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Computers
  • Turn Vim into a full-blown development environment using Vim 8's new features and this sequel to the beloved bestseller Practical Vim. Integrate your editor with tools for building, testing, linting, indexing, and searching your codebase. Discover the future of Vim with Neovim: a fork of Vim that includes a built-in terminal emulator that will transform your workflow. Whether you choose to switch to Neovim or stick with Vim 8, you'll be a better developer. A serious tool for programmers and web developers, no other text editor comes close to Vim for speed and efficiency. Make Vim the centerpiece of a Unix-based IDE as you discover new ways to work with Vim 8 and Neovim in more than 20 hands-on tips. Execute tasks asynchronously, allowing you to continue in Vim while linting, grepping, building a project, or running a test suite. Install plugins to be loaded on startup - or on-demand when you need them - with Vim 8's new package support. Save and restore sessions, enabling you to quit Vim and restart again while preserving your window layout and undo history. Use Neovim as a drop-in replacement for Vim - it supports all of the features Vim 8 offers and more, including an integrated terminal that lets you quickly perform interactive commands. And if you enjoy using tmux and Vim together, you'll love Neovim's terminal emulator, which lets you run an interactive shell in a buffer. The terminal buffers fit naturally with Vim's split windows, and you can use Normal mode commands to scroll, search, copy, and paste. On top of all that: Neovim's terminal buffers are scriptable. With Vim at the core of your development environment, you'll become a faster and more efficient developer. What You Need: You'll need a Unix-based environment and an up-to-date release of Vim (8.0 or newer). For the tips about running a terminal emulator, you'll need to install Neovim.

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    Traffic World
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1374
  • ISBN : CHI:096471011
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  • Genre : Railroads
  • Read and download full book Traffic World

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    The Terminal List
  • Author : Jack Carr
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781501180835
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR “Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!”—Chris Pratt, all around great guy and star of The Terminal List, coming to Amazon Prime A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller that is “so powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written—rarely do you read a debut novel this damn good” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author). On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law. “Told with a deft hand and a keen eye for detail, The Terminal List…is explosive and riveting” (Kevin Maurer, coauthor of No East Day) and is perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, and Nelson DeMille.

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    Common Use Facilities and Equipment at Airports
  • Author : Rick Belliotti,Airport Cooperative Research Program
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9780309098052
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  • Genre : Airports
  • This synthesis study is intended to inform airport operators, stakeholders, and policy makers about common use technology that enables an airport operator to take space that has previously been exclusive to a single airline and make it available for use by multiple airlines and their passengers. Common use is a fundamental shift in the philosophy of airport space utilization. It allows the airport operator to use existing space more efficiently, thus increasing the capacity of the airport without constructing new gates, concourses, terminals, or check-in counters. This synthesis was prepared to help airport operators, airlines, and other interested parties gain an understanding of the progressive path of implementing common use, noted as the common use continuum. It identifies advantages and disadvantages to airports and airlines, and touches on the effects of common use on the passenger. The information for the synthesis was gathered through a search of existing literature, results from surveys sent to airport operators and airlines, and through interviews conducted with airport operators and airlines.

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    The Medical World
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044103087227
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  • Genre : Medicine
  • Read and download full book The Medical World

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    Engineering World
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 886
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080088183
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Engineering
  • Read and download full book Engineering World

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    Enchanted Objects
  • Author : David Rose
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781476725635
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Essential reading for designers, business leaders, technologists and entrepreneurs, an MIT Media Lab scientist and founder of Ambient Devices presents a blueprint for a better future where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses.

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    Fiber Optics Broadband ISDN
  • Author : IGIC, Inc. Staff
  • Publisher : Information Gatekeepers Inc
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN : 1568510799
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  • Genre : Broadband communication systems
  • Read and download full book Fiber Optics Broadband ISDN

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    Management in the Human Service Organization
  • Author : United States. Office of Family Assistance
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 994
  • ISBN : UOM:39015016161310
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  • Genre : Social service
  • Read and download full book Management in the Human Service Organization

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    Financial World
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 898
  • ISBN : IOWA:31858029685991
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  • Genre : Finance
  • Read and download full book Financial World

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    International Energy Outlook, 2010
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0160881587
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Presents international energy projections through 2035. Includes outlooks for major energy fuels and associated carbon dioxide emissions.

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    Foundations of Airport Economics and Finance
  • Author : Hans-Arthur Vogel
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9780128105290
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  • Genre : Transportation
  • Foundations of Airport Economics and Finance analyzes the impact key economic indicators play on an airport’s financial performance. As rapidly changing dynamics, including liberalization, commercialization and globalization are changing the nature of airports worldwide, this book presents the significant challenges facing current and future airports. Airports are evolving from quasi-monopolies to commercial companies operating in a global environment, with ever-increasing passenger and cargo volumes and escalating security costs that put a greater strain on airport systems. This book highlights the critical changes that airports are experiencing, providing a basic understanding of both the economic and financial aspects of the air transport industry. Identifies the economic roots of airport financial performance and how the interplay of its major parameters affects profitability Bridges the gap between the latest airport academic research and real-world airport financial management Covers cases and scenarios of numerous airports from around the world Includes learning aids, such as chapter introductions and summaries, glossary and appendices

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    Century Rain
  • Author : Alastair Reynolds
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780316462686
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Part science fiction thriller, part interstellar adventure, and part noir crime, Century Rain is an astonishing international bestseller of "blistering powers and style" (SF Revu). Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: a mid-20th-century version of Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Somewhere on this alternate planet is a device capable of destroying both worlds at either end of the wormhole. And Verity must find the device, and the man who plans to activate it, before it's too late -- for the past and the future of two worlds. Century Rain is a jaw-droppingly good SF thriller, packed with pace, adventure, brilliant storytelling and with twists that will keep you guessing to the end.

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    Modalities and Multimodalities
  • Author : Walter Carnielli,Claudio Pizzi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781402085901
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • In the last two decades modal logic has undergone an explosive growth, to thepointthatacompletebibliographyofthisbranchoflogic,supposingthat someone were capable to compile it, would ?ll itself a ponderous volume. What is impressive in the growth of modal logic has not been so much the quick accumulation of results but the richness of its thematic dev- opments. In the 1960s, when Kripke semantics gave new credibility to the logic of modalities? which was already known and appreciated in the Ancient and Medieval times? no one could have foreseen that in a short time modal logic would become a lively source of ideas and methods for analytical philosophers,historians of philosophy,linguists, epistemologists and computer scientists. The aim which oriented the composition of this book was not to write a new manual of modal logic (there are a lot of excellent textbooks on the market, and the expert reader will realize how much we bene?ted from manyofthem)buttoo?ertoeveryreader,evenwithnospeci?cbackground in logic, a conceptually linear path in the labyrinth of the current panorama of modal logic. The notion which in our opinion looked suitable to work as a compass in this enterprise was the notion of multimodality, or, more speci?cally, the basic idea of grounding systems on languages admitting more than one primitive modal operator.

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    The Encyclopedia of New York City
  • Author : Kenneth T. Jackson,Lisa Keller,Nancy Flood
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 1582
  • ISBN : 9780300114652
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Reference
  • Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published. But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded. The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades. The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.

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    Transport, Engineering and Architecture
  • Author : Hugh Collis
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0750677481
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • Transport, Engineering and Architecture is the second book in a series which explores the relationship between engineering and architecture. Divided into chapters devoted to themes such as planning transport systems, bridges, airport and aviation, this book helps today's engineers and architects meet the ongoing challenges of a fast moving and expanding business. Since the nineteenth century and the arrival of mass travel, the need for transport architecture has spawned some of the most impressive structures of recent times. As all forms of travel - air, rail, road and water - continue to expand, the ever-growing numbers of passengers and carriers moving around the world present new tests for architects and engineers. The book is produced in association with Arup, the largest firm of consulting engineers in the world. * Unique focus on areas where there is close connection between architecture and engineering * Detailed technical information is a practical aid to understanding the concepts involved * High profile case studies illustrate themes and inspire future projects

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    Terminal Man
  • Author : Michael Crichton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307816429
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blackouts when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brain’s pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry's seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda. . .

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    Terminal (Tunnels #6)
  • Author : Roderick Gordon,Brian Williams
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780545530163
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The end to end all ends: The epic finale to the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling TUNNELS series! Total Termination of the English: The Styx and their lethal cohorts of Armagi will settle for nothing less. Not even the mighty US military is strong enough to stop the assault!Will and Elliott flee back underground, down to the innards of the Earth first mapped in DEEPER and FREEFALL. With the support of a small team that survived the plague of New Germania, they discover a secret at the site of the three core pyramids. A secret that may explain not only where the Styx came from, but the human race, too. Can Elliott, with her mixed blood, unlock the clues before Earth itself spins out of orbit?All the many threads of the prior TUNNELS books come together in this epic conclusion!

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    Mac OS X for Unix Geeks
  • Author : Brian Jepson,Ernest Rothman
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9780596003562
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Computers
  • Introduces the UNIX environment in Mac OS X and explains concepts such as the Terminal application, compiling code, creating and installing packages, and building the Darwin kernel.

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    Posthuman Blues
  • Author : Mac Tonnies
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0991697529
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  • Genre : Books
  • "You there. Reading this. You don't have to you know. But I have succumbed to the narcotic tentacles of blogging and will be posting a daily mishmash of uncategorical mental rubbish to appease my strange and obscure urges to populate the info-sphere with my creative spoor." So begins this first volume of Posthuman Blues, the edited version of the popular weblog maintained by author Mac Tonnies from 2003 until his tragic death in 2009. Tonnies' blog was a pastiche of his original fiction, reflections on his day-to-day life, trenchant observations of current events, and thoughts on an eclectic range of material that he culled from the Internet. The result was a remarkably broad portrait of a thoughtful man and the complex times in which he lived, rendered with intelligence, imagination, and a wickedly absurdist sense of humor. "Posthuman Blues is of a piece with the Lost Generation of the 1920s and the Beat Generation of the 1950s. Tonnies spoke for his generation with passion, eloquence, and a rare insight." - A. J. Gulyas, author of Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist "This book has the inventiveness and prose of a novel, but it's good, honest observation and speculation. From lambasting fakery to closing in on the true paranormal, Mac Tonnies takes us on a wild trip. Tonnies was mysterious, maybe because he always had an eye and ear for the mystery underlying our strange existence." - John Shirley, author of Gurdjieff: An Introduction to his Life and Ideas and the A Song Called Youth trilogy "Mind-stretching!" - Clifford Pickover, Ph.D.

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    Popular Electricity and the World's Advocate
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433090817184
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  • Genre : Electricity
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    Popular Electricity and the World's Advance
  • Author : Henry Walter Young
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015016413604
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  • Genre : Electricity
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    Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications
  • Author : Luke Ong
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 9783642216916
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  • Genre : Mathematics
  • This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications, TLCA 2011, held in Novi Sad, Serbia, in June 2011 as part of RDP 2011, the 6th Federated Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming. The 15 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 44 submissions. The papers provide prevailing research results on all current aspects of typed lambda calculi, ranging from theoretical and methodological issues to applications in various contexts addressing a wide variety of topics such as proof-theory, semantics, implementation, types, and programming.

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    Tunnels
  • Author : Brian Williams
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9781908435224
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fourteen-year-old Will doesn't think he has much in common with his family. Nothing, that is, except a strange passion for digging which he shares with his father. But one day, Will's dad mysteriously vanishes down a tunnel - part of London's vast, labyrinthine underground system. With his friend Chester, Will decides to investigate. But soon the boys find themselves deep in darkness, unearthing a terrifying secret which may cost them their lives... This riveting bestseller oozes the mysterious fascination of the underground and all its hideous possibilities. Creepy, tantalising and original, it's full of thrills to keep you burrowing in!

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    Efoc/lan 86
  • Author : Danae Fasano,Chris Kennelly,Paul Polishuk
  • Publisher : Information Gatekeepers Inc
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Ohio Hopewell Episode
  • Author : A. Martin Byers
  • Publisher : The University of Akron Press
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN : 1931968004
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  • Genre : Gardening
  • There is a general consensus among the North American archaeologists specializing in the Middle Woodland period (ca 100B.C. to ca A.D. 400) that the Ohio Hopewell was a rather straight forward complex of small-scaled peer polity communities based on simple gardening and extensive foraging practices and occupying dispersed habitation locales loosely clustered around major earthworks. This book challenges this general consensus by presenting a radically alternative view. It argues that the Ohio Hopewell episode can be better and more coherently characterized by treating it as a complex social system based on dual and mutually autonomous social networks of clan alliances and world renewal cults, and that this dual clan-cult social system was, in fact, the culmination of such social systems that were widely dispersed across the Eastern Woodlands. The cults were devoted to treating their deceased members and/or dependants as sacrificial offerings to enhance the sacred powers of nature and the clans were devoted to transforming their deceased into ancestors and the stresses these opposing mortuary practices generated underwrote the dynamics of the Ohio Hopewell and brought about the monumental earthworks as sacred locales of world renewal cults.

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    Tweak Your Mac Terminal
  • Author : Daniel Platt
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN : 1484261704
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  • Genre : Computers
  • Look beyond the basics of Mac programming and development to become a Mac power user. When most people think about the Mac, they think about the amazing graphical user interface macOS is known for. However, there is a whole world to explore beneath the hood. This book approaches working directly in the terminal with fun projects and ideas to help turn you into an advanced Mac user. You'll work with Brew (HomeBrew), which gives you the ability to install applications from Linux (and Unix) that can make the terminal more useful. This is important, because a lot of applications have been stripped out of macOS or deprecated. For example, Apple's built-in PHP is usually a major release behind. You'll also customize your terminal to change everything about it, making it your own. The whole world is about personalizing. Why put up with the Apple defaults? Once you have your terminal set up and ready to rock, you'll review the basics of programming on the Mac terminal. This will allow you to get a taste of power scripting. You'll discover the power of bash, PHP, and Python. And then you'll apply those tools to web development. Tweak Your Mac Terminal takes you on a journey into a world of the terminal and its hidden applications. What You'll Learn Customize the terminal to make it perfect for your needs Develop web applications using basic coding skills in the terminal Install HomeBrew and by extension Linux and Unix applications Who This Book Is ForMac users who are already very familiar with the GUI and want to go further. This book will especially help starting IT professionals and beginning programmers.

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    The Essence of Software
  • Author : Daniel Jackson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780691230542
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  • Genre : Computers
  • A revolutionary concept-based approach to thinking about, designing, and interacting with software As our dependence on technology increases, the design of software matters more than ever before. Why then is so much software flawed? Why hasn’t there been a systematic and scalable way to create software that is easy to use, robust, and secure? Examining these issues in depth, The Essence of Software introduces a theory of software design that gives new answers to old questions. Daniel Jackson explains that a software system should be viewed as a collection of interacting concepts, breaking the functionality into manageable parts and providing a new framework for thinking about design. Through this radical and original perspective, Jackson lays out a practical and coherent path, accessible to anyone—from strategist and marketer to UX designer, architect, or programmer—for making software that is empowering, dependable, and a delight to use. Jackson explores every aspect of concepts—what they are and aren’t, how to identify them, how to define them, and more—and offers prescriptive principles and practical tips that can be applied cost-effectively in a wide range of domains. He applies these ideas to contemporary software designs, drawing examples from leading software manufacturers such as Adobe, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and others. Jackson shows how concepts let designers preserve and reuse design knowledge, rather than starting from scratch in every project. An argument against the status quo and a guide to improvement for both working designers and novices to the field, The Essence of Software brings a fresh approach to software and its creation.