Author: Gay Degani
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Rattle of Want ranges from brilliant brief experiments (such as Abbreviated Glossary and Appendages) to a novella-in-flash (The Old Road) for the canon in that new genre. Altogether these stories mine the wants and desires in the breakups of families, rebellions of youth, and occasional ascents of the spirit. Often they beautifully, and simply, nail a place, as in Small Town (a perfect evocation of the title), report an impending explosion, as in Kindling (a quintessential flash), or capture a character (if you haven’t met Blusterfuck ... do so at your own peril). Few writers can do all that Gay Degani does. ~ Robert Shapard, editor of Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World
Author: Peter Williams, Steve Turner
Chronicles U2's popular Joshua Tree tour, including sessions with the legendary B.B. King and trips to Graceland, Sun Studios, and Harlem, and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of their tour
Author: Graham Williams
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Data mining is the art and science of intelligent data analysis. By building knowledge from information, data mining adds considerable value to the ever increasing stores of electronic data that abound today. In performing data mining many decisions need to be made regarding the choice of methodology, the choice of data, the choice of tools, and the choice of algorithms. Throughout this book the reader is introduced to the basic concepts and some of the more popular algorithms of data mining. With a focus on the hands-on end-to-end process for data mining, Williams guides the reader through various capabilities of the easy to use, free, and open source Rattle Data Mining Software built on the sophisticated R Statistical Software. The focus on doing data mining rather than just reading about data mining is refreshing. The book covers data understanding, data preparation, data refinement, model building, model evaluation, and practical deployment. The reader will learn to rapidly deliver a data mining project using software easily installed for free from the Internet. Coupling Rattle with R delivers a very sophisticated data mining environment with all the power, and more, of the many commercial offerings.
Author: Fiona Cummins
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy is the first to recognize the connection between the disappearance of a young girl and a cold case that almost cost her the career she's sacrificed so much for. A faceless psychopath is walking the streets of London, tantalizing the authorities with clues.
Author: Jory Sherman
Cattle rancher Brad Storm once survived a rattlesnake bite and exacted vengeance on his enemies. Because of that, he's known as Sidewinder. In the employ of a detective agency, Brad represents law and order, but to outlaws, he's as lethal-and unforgiving-as his namesake.
Author: Alison Rattle
Publisher: Hot Key Books
A thrilling Victorian tale of dangerous obsession and betrayal Sixteen-year-old Marnie lives in the idyllic coastal village of Clevedon. Despite being crippled by a childhood exposure to polio, she seems set to follow in her mother's footsteps, and become a 'dipper', escorting fragile female bathers into the sea. Her life is simple and safe. But then she meets Noah. Charming, handsome, son-of-the-local-Lord, Noah. She quickly develops a passion for him - a passion which consumes her. As Marnie's infatuation turns to fixation she starts to lose her grip on reality, and a harrowing and dangerous obsession develops that seems certain to end in tragedy. Set in the early Victorian era when propriety, modesty and repression were the rule, this is a taut psychological drama in which the breakdown of a young woman's emotional state will have a devastating impact on all those around her.
Author: A. Neff
The Moonweaver Priestess Rhea is clairvoyant; the power to see the future is hers, but is it a curse or a gift? Time is running out and she must race across the country chasing shadows and deadly clues that lead her on an avalanche ride that will change the fate of New Avalon forever. Published together for the first time by the international best-selling author of Shadows of the Underworld. The omnibus edition includes Golden Rattle, New Avalon, & Missing Persons (episodes 3-5 of the Moonweaver Mystery books).
Author: Pam Schiller, Richele Bartkowiak, Clarissa Willis
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
From “The Wheels on the Bus” to “A Bicycle Built for Two”, children will sing, dance, and learn with these songs about different types of transportation. The CD is accompanied by a book with over 250 activities that creatively expand on the transportation theme. Each of the eight CD/book combinations will provide hours of learning fun. 128 pages plus CD.
Author: Martin Trapp
Overview on Vehicle Buzz, Squeak and Rattle Friction/Sliding Analysis Stick-clip charateristics of leather /artificial leather Material pair testing and instrumentation Full Vehicle Testing Buzz, squeak and rattle shaker test Universal graining to prevent creaking noises with plastic and elastic contact partners Squeak and rattle CAE simulation using FEA Squeakand rattle prevention in the design phase using a pragmatic approach Wear of soft, pliable materials: Real stress scenarios and their simulation Development of squeak and rattle countermeasures through upfront designs Coatings for low-noise body seals.
Author: Dr Dalibor Mišina
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
From the late-1970s to the late-1980s rock music in Yugoslavia had an important social and political purpose of providing a popular cultural outlet for the unique forms of socio-cultural critique that engaged with the realities and problems of life in Yugoslav society. The three music movements that emerged in this period - New Wave, New Primitives, and New Partisans - employed the understanding of rock music as the 'music of commitment' (i.e. as socio-cultural praxis premised on committed social engagement) to articulate the critiques of the country's 'new socialist culture', with the purpose of helping to eliminate the disconnect between the ideal and the reality of socialist Yugoslavia. This book offers an analysis of the three music movements and their particular brand of 'poetics of the present' in order to explore the movements' specific forms of socio-cultural engagement with Yugoslavia's 'new socialist culture' and demonstrate that their cultural praxis was oriented towards the goal of realizing the genuine Yugoslav socialist-humanist community 'in the true measure of man'. Thus, the book's principal argument is that the driving force behind the music of commitment was, although critical, a fundamentally constructive disposition towards the progressive ideal of socialist Yugoslavia.
Author: Shirley Jones
Publisher: New World Library
Each of us has a tribal ancestry. We carry within us an ancient identity. Most of us took the technological path from this source: logical, analytical, exclusive, specialized, centralized. A very small minority has remained on the path of their ancestors: holistic, intuitive, inclusive, diversified, and generalized. Their lives are organized along simpler lines, simpler living. While critically endangered in most parts of the world, and disappearing as larger technological cultures surround and dilute them, the last strains of their wisdom live on today. Most of us now are trying to simplify our technological lives, to bring our existence more into line with the wisdom of nature and community. Simply Living gathers wisdom from 240 ethnic groups on every continent about this way of life, seeking to find a voice that harkens back to our ancient identity. This is wisdom based in villages and tribes, wisdom built on awareness of the natural world and awareness of the basic human needs often ignored by modern life. Often funny and eccentric, the quotes offered here avoid glorifying indigenous people and instead seek to show the full texture of human experience while revealing the common truths we share.