The Theatrical Sherlock Holmes

Titre : The Theatrical Sherlock Holmes
Auteur : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN-13 : 9781291731828
Libération : 2014-02-02

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EPUB Version - Sherlock Holmes takes to the stage in four entertaining play scripts written between 1899 and 1921 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette. Even though Sherlock Holmes had fallen to his supposed death at the culmination of 'The Final Problem' in December 1893, it proved very difficult to keep the great detective down as this collection of theatrical play scripts proves. Presented are: SHERLOCK HOLMES - A DRAMA IN FOUR ACTS (1899, by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle); THE PAINFUL PREDICAMENT OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1905, attributed to William Gillette); THE SPECKLED BAND - AN ADVENTURE OF MISTER SHERLOCK HOLMES (1910, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and THE CROWN DIAMOND - AN EVENING WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES (1921, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). This collection also contains an introduction written by Paul Stuart Hayes, the author of REQUIEM FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES, which sets the scene for Sherlock Holmes’ stage debut and focuses on each of the four productions presented in this volume.

Saving Sterling Forest

Titre : Saving Sterling Forest
Auteur : Ann Botshon
Éditeur : SUNY Press
ISBN-13 : 9780791480847
Libération : 2012-02-01

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The story of the twenty-five-year quest to preserve twenty thousand acres of forest in southeastern New York.

Gurps Cyberpunk

Titre : Gurps Cyberpunk
Auteur : Loyd Blankenship
Éditeur : Steve Jackson Games
ISBN-13 : 1556341687
Libération : 1990-11-01

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-- The book that was confiscated by the Secret Service because they thought it contained hacking secrets! (It doesn't) -- Nominated for the Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement.

Big Data

Titre : Big Data
Auteur : Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13 : 9780544002937
Libération : 2013-03-05

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A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large. Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? How can officials identify the most dangerous New York City manholes before they explode? And how did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak? The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. “Big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. This emerging science can translate myriad phenomena—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable form, and uses our increasing computing power to unearth epiphanies that we never could have seen before. A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, health, politics, education, and innovation in the years to come. It also poses fresh threats, from the inevitable end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we haven’t even done yet, based on big data’s ability to predict our future behavior. In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com

Hacker s Challenge

Titre : Hacker s Challenge
Auteur : Mike Schiffman
Éditeur : McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN-13 : 9780072228564
Libération : 2002-12-06

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Find out if you have what it takes to keep the bad guys out of your network. This real-world resource contains 20+ hacking challenges for you to solve. Plus, you'll get in-depth solutions for each, all written by experienced security consultants.

Yawn

Titre : Yawn
Auteur : Mary Mann
Éditeur : FSG Originals
ISBN-13 : 9780374714420
Libération : 2017-05-16

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The incisive and often hilarious story of one of our most interesting cultural phenomena: boredom It’s the feeling your grandma told you was only experienced by boring people. Some people say they’re dying of it; others claim to have killed because of it. It’s a key component of depression, creativity, and sex-toy advertisements. It’s boredom, the subject of Yawn, a delightful and at times moving take on the oft-derided emotion and how we deal with it. Deftly wrought from interviews, research, and personal experience, Yawn follows Mary Mann’s search through history for the truth about boredom, spanning the globe, introducing a varied cast of characters. The Desert Fathers—fourth-century Christian monks who made their homes far from civilization—offer the first recorded accounts of lethargy; Thomas Cook, grandfather of the tourism industry, provided escape from the mundane for England’s working class; and contemporarily, we meet couples who are disenchanted by monogamous sex, deployed soldiers who seek entertainment and connection in porn, and prisoners held in solitary confinement, for whom boredom is a punishment for crimes they may or may not have committed. With sharp wit and impressive historical acumen, Mann tells the unexpected story of the hunt for a deeper understanding of boredom, in all its absurd, irritating, and inspiring splendor.

The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich Annotated with Biography

Titre : The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich Annotated with Biography
Auteur : Nikolai Gogol
Éditeur : Golgotha Press
ISBN-13 : 9781610427418
Libération : 2013-11-21

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This story takes place in a bucolic small town of Mirgorod (Myrhorod in Ukrainian), written in the style featuring grotesque, realistic portrayals of the characters. The two Ivans are gentlemen landowners, neighbors and great friends, each one almost being the opposite image of the other. Ivan Ivanovich is tall, thin, and well-spoken, for example, while Ivan Nikiforovich is short, fat, and cuts to the point with a biting honesty. One day, Ivan Ivanovich notices his friend's servant hanging some clothes out to dry as well as some military implements, especially a Turkish rifle that interests him. He goes over to Nikiforovich's house and offers to trade it for a brown pig and two sacks of oats, but his friend is unwilling to part with it and calls Ivan Ivanovich a goose, which terribly offends him. After this, they begin to hate each other.