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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam
Comprehensive, interactive exam preparation and so much more The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam is a comprehensive exam preparation resource. This book bridges the gap between exam preparation and real-world readiness, covering exam objectives while guiding you through hands-on exercises based on situations you'll likely encounter as an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator. From deployment, management, and operations to migration, data flow, cost control, and beyond, this guide will help you internalize the processes and best practices associated with AWS. The Sybex interactive online study environment gives you access to invaluable preparation aids, including an assessment test that helps you focus your study on areas most in need of review, and chapter tests to help you gauge your mastery of the material. Electronic flashcards make it easy to study anytime, anywhere, and a bonus practice exam gives you a sneak preview so you know what to expect on exam day. Cloud computing offers businesses a cost-effective, instantly scalable IT infrastructure. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate credential shows that you have technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.  
  • Study exam objectives
  • Gain practical experience with hands-on exercises
  • Apply your skills to real-world scenarios
  • Test your understanding with challenging review questions
Earning your AWS Certification is much more than just passing an exam—you must be able to perform the duties expected of an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator in a real-world setting. This book does more than coach you through the test: it trains you in the tools, procedures, and thought processes to get the job done well. If you're serious about validating your expertise and working at a higher level, the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam is the resource you've been seeking.
Published by: Sybex | Publication date: 09/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 552 pages

Atlas of Untamed Places (Atlases)
In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense and powerful wildernesses that produce fear and awe alike and unexplored zones where feral wildlife roams in the shadows.   Chris Fitch takes you on a journey through the world’s most wild places, visiting immensely diverse floral kingdoms, remote jungles abundant with exotic birds, and both freezing cold and scorching hot inhospitable environments. From these natural havens we travel to the extreme and the incredible: lightening inducing lakes, acidic mud baths, and man-eating tiger kingdoms. As well as those wildernesses being reclaimed by nature, such as Chernobyl, that after being left abandoned for years has returned to a natural wild habitat, free from human intervention. Not forgetting those most bizarre of destinations, such as the tidal surges of the Qiantang River, the bridge to Modo Island that emerges from the sea, and the strange magnetic pull of Jubuka rock.   With beautiful maps and stunning photography, An Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature’s most unusual, unpredictable, and extraordinarily wild destinations.  
Author: Chris Fitch
Published by: Aurum Press Ltd | Publication date: 09/28/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 208 pages

Josephine's Guest House Quilt (East Perry County Series Book 2)
Ann Hazelwood’s delightful new series continues in Josephine’s Guest House Quilt. Kate Meyr continues to be charmed by the beauty of Borna, Missouri. Now, after encouragement from her friends Clark and Ellie, she decides to turn her home into a guesthouse, which East Perry County desperately needs. Wanting to acknowledge Dr. Paulson and his wife, Josephine, whose spirit still haunts the home, she names her new business Josephine’s Guest House. Kate also commissions a quilt to be made by her friend Ruth Ann to hang in the entry hall for guests to sign. Everything seems to be coming together and guests are intrigued by Josephine’s presence, but why do some of the guests’ names disappear from the signature quilt and some remain?
Published by: American Quilter's Society | Publication date: 08/09/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 306 pages

The Best Australian Poems 2012
‘I was struck … by just how many poems depended on the ancient devices of the storyteller … Many have a lyrical or meditative feel, but most have a story to tell, captured in a brief glimpse of the meaning of life, or a dramatic climax.’ —John TranterIn this impressive anthology John Tranter weaves many threads into a portrait of Australian poetry in 2012. Emerging poets sit alongside the celebrated, travelling from Lake Havasu City to Graz, and nursing homes to fairgrounds, with characters as diverse as David Bowie, Emily Dickinson and Rumpelstiltskin. The Best Australian Poems 2012 will satisfy a hunger for storytelling and a yearning for beauty.John Tranter is the author of more than twenty books. His 2006 poetry collection Urban Myths: 210 Poems: New and Selected won multiple awards, including the Victorian, NSW and South Australian Premiers’ Prizes. His latest book is Starlight: 150 Poems.
Published by: Black Inc. | Publication date: 11/05/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages

The Best Australian Poems 2013
‘What characterises Australian poetry now is its variousness … Here are collage poems with a confessional impulse, short short stories, late surrealist couplets, poems that weave satire and lyric together, fragmentary essays in epistles, metaphysical pastorals, epic narratives glimpsed through keyhole lyrics, and lyrics that explode the idea of what a lyric can say, and be.’ —Lisa GortonThis engaging collection presents the outstanding Australian poems of the last year – a fascinating array of voices and styles, subjects and moods. Including many of Australia’s most admired literary figures as well as exciting newcomers, The Best Australian Poems 2013 celebrates the wonder and diversity of language.Poets include: Les Murray, Judith Beveridge, Dan Disney, Ann Vickery, David Malouf, Michael Brennan, John Kinsella, Maria Takolander, Pam Brown, David Musgrave, Mandy Sayer, John Tranter, Tracy Ryan, Kate Middleton, Robert Adamson, Vivian Smith, Clive James, Ouyang Yu, Lachlan Brown, Gig Ryan, Kate Lilley, Joanne Burns, L. K. Holt, Jill Jones, Chris Wallace-Crabbe and many more …Lisa Gorton’s first poetry collection, Press Release, was shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award and the Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize, and was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Prize for poetry. She has also been awarded the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. This year her second poetry collection, Hotel Hyperion, will be published by Giramondo and her novel, Establishment, will be published by Scribe.
Published by: Black Inc. | Publication date: 11/04/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 254 pages

The Best Australian Poems 2016
‘Above all, poetry – for both its readers and its writers – is a form that demands attentiveness and active intelligence. It treats language as a volatile and charged commodity, and one whose subtleties and nuances are worth puzzling over.’ —Sarah Holland-BattAward-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. Demonstrating the diversity, inventive brilliance and dynamism of our country’s finest poets, this collection features work from both rising stars and well-known figures, and presents a dazzling array of themes and styles. Whether addressing biotechnology or domestic violence, migrant experience or the natural world, the poems in this anthology are sure to inspire, provoke and move.Poets include Martin Harrison, Judith Beveridge, Clive James, Keven Brophy, Joanne Burns, Les Murray, Pam Brown, Eileen Chong, Luke Davies, Laurie Duggan, Geoff Page, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Toby Fitch, Robert Gray, Lisa Gorton, Natalie Harkin, John Kinsella, Felicity Plunkett, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Billy Marshall Stoneking, Cate Kennedy, David Malouf, Julie Chevalier, Lionel G. Fogarty and many more…Sarah Holland-Batt is the author of The Hazards (UQP, 2015) and Aria (UQP, 2008), which won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, the Arts ACT Judith Wright Award, and the FAW Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted in both the New South Wales and Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards. She is presently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology and the poetry editor of Island.
Published by: Black Inc. | Publication date: 11/07/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages

The Best Australian Poems 2011
‘What a rich, strange and diverse lot these poems turned out to be … I suspect that these baroque and potent imaginings can only have come into existence as fragments of dreams or nightmares.’ —John TranterIn The Best Australian Poems 2011, celebrated poet John Tranter selects the most vigorous, varied and interesting poems of the last year. This sparkling collection shines a light on the phantasmagorical nature of poetry, evoking images, transformations and events that range from the playful to the melancholy by way of exuberance and satire. Featuring award-winning poems alongside brand-new works, as well as a mix of emerging and renowned poets, this is a volume of surreal beauty and emotional resonance.Poets include: Robert Adamson, Ali Alizadeh, Jude Aquilina, Ken Bolton, Pam Brown, joanne burns, Sarah Day, Bruce Dawe, Kate Fagan, Michael Farrell, Angela Gardner, Geoff Goodfellow, Lisa Gorton, Jennifer Harrison, Sarah Holland-Batt, Jill Jones, Cate Kennedy, Andy Kissane, Mike Ladd, Kate Lilley, Jennifer Maiden, David McCooey, Les Murray, Ouyang Yu, Felicity Plunkett, Peter Rose, Gig Ryan, Jaya Savige, Thomas Shapcott, Craig Sherborne, Pete Spence, Peter Steele, Maria Takolander, Andrew Taylor, Tim Thorne, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Alan Wearne and many more…John Tranter is the author of more than twenty books. His 2006 poetry collection Urban Myths: 210 Poems: New and Selected won multiple awards, including the Victorian, NSW and South Australian Premiers’ Prizes. His latest book is Starlight: 150 Poems.
Published by: Black Inc. | Publication date: 11/02/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages

East Perry County Series (4 Book Series)
From Book 1: Ann Hazelwood makes her return to AQS with The Forgiving Quilt, the first novel in the East Perry County Series.After the death of her husband brings out hurtful secrets, Kate Meyer strikes out to cleave her life from his. She vows to restore the property he left her in Borna, Missouri, and sell it, but the longer Kate stays in town, the harder she finds it to leave. Her life becomes even more embroiled in Borna when she discovers a mysterious quilt in her new home. Haunted by the quilt’s past, Kate is also troubled by several terrifying occurrences. Somebody wants to take the property from her. Will Kate let their horrifying tactics run her out, or will she stand her ground? Find out in this novel of self-discovery, forgiveness, and courage. Electronic Book (e-Book) Policy: Purchaser of this e-Book may not sell, rent, lease, transfer, lend or share the e-Book. Digital download of this e-book is offered in PDF, Mobi, and epub formats.
Publication date: 11/02/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages

THUGLIT (14 Book Series)
From Book 1: The worlds greatest multi-award winning crime fiction magazine is BACK after a two-year hiatus with eight hardcore short stories to rock your literary world.IN THIS ISSUE OF THUGLIT:LUCY IN THE PIT by Jordan HarperBASTARDS OF APATHY by Jason DukeTHE GLEANER'S UNION by Court MerriganMAGPIE by Hilary Davidson LADY MADELINE'S DIVE by Terrence P. McCauleySPILL SITE by Matthew C. FunkA CLEAN WHITE SUN by Mike WilkersonLUCK by Johnny ShawPLUS: an exclusive first look at Tyrus Books upcoming novel from Todd Robinson, THE HARD BOUNCE