George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision of "Negative Utopia" is timelier than ever-and its warnings more powerful. Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
The Thorn Birds(荆棘鸟)
Shiver me timbers! Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore. With it's devious plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that anyone will ever say no to this timeless classic. Stevenson's riveting tale serves as the basis for such popular portrayals of piracy as one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders and treasure maps where an "X" marks the spot. Vibrant art truly captures the excitement. The themes of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island ; loyalty, adventure, morality and especially coming of age, make it ideal. Beautifully illustrated, this classic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. Treasure Island is a must-have for your digital library.
H. P. LOVECRAFT Ultimate Collection: Short Stories & Novellas, Juvenilia, Poetry
This carefully crafted ebook: "H. P. LOVECRAFT Ultimate Collection: Short Stories & Novellas, Juvenilia, Poetry, Essays and Collaborations (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Some of Lovecraft's work was inspired by his own nightmares. His interest started from his childhood days when his grandfather would tell him Gothic horror stories. Table of Contents: Short Stories and Novellas: The Tomb Dagon A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson Polaris Beyond the Wall of Sleep The White Ship The Doom that Came to Sarnath The Statement of Randolph Carter The Street The Terrible Old Man The Cats of Ulthar The Tree Celepha?s Nyarlathotep The Picture in the House Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family The Nameless City Ex Oblivione The Music of Erich Zann Herbert West-Reanimator Juvenilia: The Alchemist The Beast in the Cave Poetry: Poemata Minora, Volume II On Receiving a Picture of Swans Unda; or, The Bride of the Sea An American to Mother England Lines on Gen. Robert Edward Lee The Rose of England The Poe-et's Nightmare Fact and Fancy Pacifist War Song - 1917 A Garden The Peace Advocate Ode for July Fourth, 1917 Nemesis Astrophobos Sunset Laeta; a Lament Psychopompos: A Tale in Rhyme The Con* Despair Revelation The House The City To Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Eighteenth Baron Dunsany The Nightmare Lake On Reading Lord Dunsany's Book of Wonder Christmas Sir Thomas Tryout Essays: At the Root The Allowable Rhyme The Despised Pastoral Metrical Regularity Literary Composition Collaborations: Poetry and the Gods The Crawling Chaos Four O'Clock
Unity 5.x Cookbook
Over 100 recipes exploring the new and exciting features of Unity 5 to spice up your Unity skillsetAbout This BookBuilt on the solid foundation of the popular Unity 4.x Cookbook, the recipes in this edition have been completely updated for Unity 5Features recipes for both 2D and 3D gamesProvides you with techniques for the new features of Unity 5, including the new UI system, 2D game development, new Standard Shaders, and the new Audio Mixer Who This Book Is For From beginners to advanced users, from artists to coders, this book is for you and everyone in your team! Programmers can explore multimedia features, and multimedia developers can try their hand at *ing. Basic knowledge and understanding of the Unity platform, game design principles, and programming knowledge in C# is essential.What You Will LearnImmerse players with great audio, utilizing Unity 5's audio features including the new Audio Mixer, ambient sound with Reverb Zones, dynamic soundtracks with Snapshots, and balanced audio via DuckingCreate better materials with Unity’s new, physically-based, Standard ShaderMeasure and control time, including pausing the game, displaying clocks and countdown timers, and even implementing “bullet time” effectsImprove ambiance through the use of lights and effects such as reflection and light probesCreate stylish user interfaces with the new UI system, including power-bars, clock displays, and an extensible inventory systemSave and load text and media assets from local or remote sources, publish your game via Unity Cloud, and communicate with websites and their databases to create online scoreboardsDiscover advanced techniques, including the publisher-subscriber and state patterns, performance bottleneck identification, and methods to maximize game performance and frame ratesControl 2D and 3D character movement, and use NavMeshAgents to write NPC and enemy behaviors such as seek, flee, flock, and waypoint path following In Detail Unity 5 is a flexible and intuitive multiplatform game engine that is becoming the industry’s de facto standard. Learn to craft your own 2D and 3D computer games by working through core concepts such as animation, audio, shaders, GUI, lights, cameras, and *ing to create your own games with Unity 5. Completely re-written to cover the new features of Unity 5, this book is a great resource for all Unity game developers, from those who have recently started using Unity right up to Unity professionals. The first half of the book focuses on core concepts of 2D game design while the second half focuses on developing 3D game development skills. In the first half, you will discover the new GUI system, the new Audio Mixer, external files, and animating 2D characters in 2D game development. As you progress further, you will familiarize yourself with the new Standard Shaders, the Mecanim system, Cameras, and the new Lighting features to hone your skills towards building 3D games to perfection. Finally, you will learn non-player character control and explore Unity 5's extra features to enhance your 3D game development skills.Style and approach Each chapter first introduces the topic area and explains how the techniques covered can enhance your games. Every recipe provides step-by-step instructions, followed by an explanation of how it all works, and useful additional refinements or alternative approaches. Every required resource and C# * (fully commented) is available to download, enabling you to follow each recipe yourself.
Bad Blood: Part 2 of 3 (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 5)
It’s 1971 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing. It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 19 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again. Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
Around the World in 80 Days
A fastidious English gentleman makes a remarkable wager Fogg and his faithful servant, Passepartout, embark on a journey into a world filled with danger and beauty - from India, where the heroic travelers rescue a beautiful Raja's wife from ritual sacrifice, to the rugged American frontier. An angry Sioux tribe ambushes their train. ?Fogg's mission is complicated by an incredible case of mistaken identity that sends a detective in hot pursuit. Around the World in Eighty Days is a masterpiece of adventure fiction that continues to captivate us today. Beautifully illustrated, this classic captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. A must-have for your digital library.
Little Red Riding Hood
A classic fairy tale of good and evil, this story follows Little Red Riding Hood into the forest and along the wooded path to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother. But she encounters a Big Bad Wolf with an empty stomach and a cunning mind, who has other plans for Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination encouraging a love of reading.
Bad Blood: Part 1 of 3 (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 5)
It’s 1971 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing. It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 18 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again. Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
Bad Blood: Part 3 of 3 (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 5)
It’s 1971 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing. It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 20 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again. Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
If Ever I Fall (free sampler)
A heart-rending story of family tragedy, perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse and Jojo Moyes. Is holding on harder than letting go? Dan’s life has fallen apart at the seams. He’s lost his house, his job is on the line, and now he’s going to lose his family too. All he’s ever wanted is to keep them together, but is everything beyond repair? Maria is drowning in grief. She spends her days writing letters that will never be answered. Nights are spent trying to hold terrible memories at bay, to escape the pain that threatens to engulf her. Jack wakes up confused and alone. He doesn’t know who he is, how he got there, or why he finds himself on a deserted clifftop, but will piecing together the past leave him a broken man? In the face of real tragedy, can these three people find a way to reconcile their past with a new future? And is love enough to carry them through?
For fans of David Sedaris, Tina Fey and Caitlin Moran comes the new book from Jenny Lawson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Let's Pretend This Never Happened... In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson regaled readers with uproarious stories of her bizarre childhood. In her new book, Furiously Happy, she explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxietyThat sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: 'You can't experience pain without also experiencing the baffling and ridiculous moments of being fiercely, unapologetically, intensely and (above all) furiously happy.' It's a philosophy that has - quite literally - saved her life. Jenny's first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, was ostensibly about family, but deep down it was about celebrating your own weirdness. Furiously Happy is a book about mental illness, but under the surface it's about embracing joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. And who doesn't need a bit more of that?
A classic fairy tale involving a poor millers son and his wise cat named Puss-in-Boots who engineers an amazing adventure from rags to riches. Learn how Puss-in-Boots got his name, beat an evil wizard and helped his master become the Marquis of Caraba. ?Puss-in-Boots helps his master find true love! Children will eagerly continue reading to see if Puss can outsmart the giant and escape the lion's sharp teeth. Will Puss-in-Boots live happily ever after! Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Robot Framework Test Automation
Written in an engaging, easy-to-follow style, this practical guide will teach you to create test suites and automated acceptance Tests with the Robot Framework.If you are an automation engineer, QA engineer, developer or tester who is looking to get started with Robot Framework, as well as find a standardized testing solution, this book is ideal for you. No prior knowledge of Robot Framework or acceptance testing is required, although a basic knowledge of Python is required for few sections of the book.
Keyshot 3D Rendering
The book includes a series of step-by-step illustrated tutorials supported by a detailed explanation for each aspect of the 3D rendering procedure. Some of the procedures or steps may be omitted if they have been previously explained in an exercise or chapter. "Keyshot 3D Rendering" is ideal for beginners and professionals who are involved with product development, entertainment, and industrial design. It is recommended for readers who already have some level of experience with 3D modelling, texturing, and rendering applications.
Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose.
The Spirit of Laws