The Stack and Tilt Swing Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Stack and Tilt Swing


  • Author : Michael Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592404476

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The Stack and Tilt Swing Book Description :

Two maverick golf instructors combine physiology and physics to create a method they have dubbed the Stack and Tilt. Now illustrated with more than 200 full-color photos, this breakthrough guide is golf's hot new secret weapon.

The Road Book
Score: 4
From 1,005 Ratings

The Road


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267450

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The Road Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Hatchet Book
Score: 4
From 265 Ratings

Hatchet


  • Author : Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442403321

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Hatchet Book Description :

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

The Art of Game Design Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Art of Game Design


  • Author : Jesse Schell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123694966

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The Art of Game Design Book Description :

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.

The Mental Game of Poker Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Mental Game of Poker


  • Author : Jared Tendler
  • Publisher : Jared Tendler LLC
  • Release Date : 2011-10-02
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983959724

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Second Takes Book

Second Takes


  • Author : Andrew Repasky McElhinney
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786477616

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Second Takes Book Description :

Second Takes: Remaking Film, Remaking America presents the history of English language cinema by focusing on cinematic remakes and on how cinema has been replaced by new forms of "media." Remakes, with their innate plurality, offer the most substance for concentrated cultural analysis of how movies reflect and shape American culture. Applying psychoanalysis, media and communication theory, and gender and sexuality studies to the archetypes and myths that recur in American culture reveals how movies are an increasingly dangerous surrogate for the actual. In our post-literate epoch, fantasy becomes the greater truth, violence a meaningful language, and the individual is removed from self by an increasingly constricting visual culture. This book presents close readings of such popular favorites as Disney's The Parent Trap, Hitchcock's Psycho, Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons, Sirk's Imitation of Life, Ulmer's The Black Cat, Powell's Peeping Tom, Cronenberg's Crash, Wellman's The Public Enemy, Boorman's Point Blank, and Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant, while unearthing obscure motion pictures ripe for rediscovery including One More Tomorrow, Strange Illusion, Andy Warhol's Vinyl, Fassbinder's Despair, Forced Entry, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation and Welles' The Immortal Story.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616411565

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Description :

In Mark Twain's classic tale of friendship and adventure, Huckleberry Finn escapes his evil, drunken father, befriends a runaway slave named Jim, and sails the Mississippi River! As Huck and Jim sail to freedom, they encounter con men and thieves and get in plenty of trouble along the way. Follow Huck's coming-of-age journey in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

Computer Vision Book
Score: 4
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Computer Vision


  • Author : Richard Szeliski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 812
  • ISBN 10 : 1848829353

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Computer Vision Book Description :

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

Among the Hidden Book
Score: 4
From 208 Ratings

Among the Hidden


  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-06-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689848070

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Among the Hidden Book Description :

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Legend Book
Score: 4
From 2,732 Ratings

Legend


  • Author : Marie Lu
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101545959

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Legend Book Description :

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Uglies Book
Score: 4
From 401 Ratings

Uglies


  • Author : Scott Westerfeld
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442419810

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Uglies Book Description :

A fresh repackaging of the bestselling Uglies boks...the series that started the whole dystopian trend!

Out of My Mind Book
Score: 4.5
From 169 Ratings

Out of My Mind


  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416971719

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Out of My Mind Book Description :

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The Circle Book
Score: 3
From 178 Ratings

The Circle


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345808608

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The Circle Book Description :

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. From the Hardcover edition.

The Golfing Machine Book

The Golfing Machine


  • Author : Homer Kelley
  • Publisher : Golfing Machine
  • Release Date : 1982-01-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 0932890059

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All the Light We Cannot See Book
Score: 4
From 3,554 Ratings

All the Light We Cannot See


  • Author : Anthony Doerr
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 531
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501104565

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All the Light We Cannot See Book Description :

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Golf Science Book

Golf Science


  • Author : Mark F. Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07
  • Genre: Golf
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782406440

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Golf Science Book Description :

Golf is perhaps the most complicated simple game ever invented. Watching the professionals gives you only a glimpse of the complexity of what is happening, with each shot involving biomechanics, aerodynamics, ballistics, materials science, probability, even meteorology. Golf Science takes a timely new look at the game by investigating the scientific wonders that transfer the ball from tee to hole. Each chapter investigates a different area of the game and is organized around a series of Q&As. What is the optimum length for a driver? How does backspin work? The answers and the data are presented through illuminating info-graphics. The perfect way to analyse your own kit and technique, by studying the techniques of the professionals and the latest innovations in design and coaching. Golf Science is the ultimate accessory for any golfer wishing to understand their craft.

Modern Robotics Book

Modern Robotics


  • Author : Kevin M. Lynch
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-25
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107156302

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Modern Robotics Book Description :

A modern and unified treatment of the mechanics, planning, and control of robots, suitable for a first course in robotics.

The Construction of Tilt up Book

The Construction of Tilt up


  • Author : Tilt-Up Concrete Association
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Concrete walls
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0967849977

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The Construction of Tilt up Book Description :

The newest publication from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association is the second in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of Tilt-Up. Continuing the high quality with which ¿The Architecture of Tilt-Up¿ was printed and assembled, the new (10¿ x 10¿) book presents state-of-the art information and large colorful imagery of the construction process. Topics include: planning, slabs and foundations, panel layout and forming, reinforcement, inserts and embedded items, placing and finishing of the panels, lifting, setting and bracing of the panels, connections and finishing touches.

After We Fell Book

After We Fell


  • Author : Anna Todd
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-12-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476792569

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After We Fell Book Description :

Book 3 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before. Now it’s more confusing than ever. AFTER WE FELL...Life will never be the same. #HESSA Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim. Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage. Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be...the end?

Feedback Systems Book

Feedback Systems


  • Author : Karl Johan Aström
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-12
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1400828732

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Feedback Systems Book Description :

This book provides an introduction to the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems. It is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, and is indispensable for researchers seeking a self-contained reference on control theory. Unlike most books on the subject, Feedback Systems develops transfer functions through the exponential response of a system, and is accessible across a range of disciplines that utilize feedback in physical, biological, information, and economic systems. Karl Åström and Richard Murray use techniques from physics, computer science, and operations research to introduce control-oriented modeling. They begin with state space tools for analysis and design, including stability of solutions, Lyapunov functions, reachability, state feedback observability, and estimators. The matrix exponential plays a central role in the analysis of linear control systems, allowing a concise development of many of the key concepts for this class of models. Åström and Murray then develop and explain tools in the frequency domain, including transfer functions, Nyquist analysis, PID control, frequency domain design, and robustness. They provide exercises at the end of every chapter, and an accompanying electronic solutions manual is available. Feedback Systems is a complete one-volume resource for students and researchers in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences. Covers the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems Serves as an introductory textbook for students and a self-contained resource for researchers Includes exercises at the end of every chapter Features an electronic solutions manual Offers techniques applicable across a range of disciplines