By a British author of Irish descent, and for fans teen and young adult sibling fiction, Three Tales of Vampires is a literary anthology and collection of stories - a book comprising a unique paranormal vampire trilogy.1: Murderous Little DarlingsYoung vampire siblings Marcus, Rocco and Juliana go on a murderous and bloody rampage of self-discovery. Are they vampires or not? And is anyone safe from their ghoulish games?2: The Blood and the RavenA sinister watering hole is not all it is supposed to be, but any attempts to leave prove too dangerous as the vampire's web closes in. Is the story real, or just a legend? What will happen to those who don't believe?3: Innocent While She Sleeps.A vampire wrestles with her conscience, whilst another seeks to kill the one who made her into a creature of the undead.A Tale of Vampires is a seven book chronicle about a group of vampires. This edition comprises the first three vampires books of the series in one concise collection. Praise for the series:-"This trilogy is a must read for all the vampire fans, especially the ones who loves to devour themselves in a sinister and ugly story of a vampire family that causes mayhem through their journey. John's exquisite writing style and with his sense of humor, this trilogy will keep you glued till the very end as well as will give you goosebumps. And with that evil yet beautiful cover, it surely gives an alluring feel to the whole book. So what are you waiting for, grab a copy of this book and lose yourself in the world of some blood-lusty vampires who will not stop until they ease their hunger." Aditi Saha - http://bookstopcorner.blogspot.co.uk/"There is not enough power in the word Thank you to actually express my gratitude towards the author for introducing me to such a wonderful series.While today when our vampires are busy playing with their hair and sharpening their fangs, making it extra crispy and white, somewhere in the grave Bram stoker is wishing that he could return as a vampire so that people can understand what an actual vampire stands for. Don't worry Mr. Stoker we have taken care of things for you.Three tales of Vampires is the collection of the original novella that brings you these set of vampires that will make you fear the very word vampire rather than see diamonds and bushes and red contact lenses. These novella are so intricately weaved and connected to each other that you cannot afford to lose the track. What starts with the first returns back in the third book in a complete firework. Each characters in these short stories are much stronger and impressive than many voluminous books out there. Each story ends with shocking revelations that you cant stop from jumping into the next book.The language and the narration is simply gripping and for me its the plot and the characters that add color to this whole series. This is one series that you have to follow if you are a huge vampire fan. i would like to say it is the revival of the classic vampires. As gory and vicious and hungry as they were created yet every bit emotionally attachable."Merril Anil - https://merrilanil.wordpress.com/"This trilogy is surely Vampire gold from John Hennessy. It will please all who enjoy ghoulish bloodsuckers with a real flair. It will scare you, make you smile and even brings on compassion and understanding for some of the little darlings.I had a grand time reading this creative offering, I highly recommend it! Share the fun and enjoyMurderous Little Darlings, The Blood and the Raven, Innocent While She Sleeps!!!"Adriana Girolami - Author of Revenge of the Knights Templar
Publication date: 05/13/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Computer Organization and Design MIPS Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition, is the latest update to the classic introduction to computer organization. The text now contains new examples and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. It explores this generational change with updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures. The book uses a MIPS processor core to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O.Because an understanding of modern hardware is essential to achieving good performance and energy efficiency, this edition adds a new concrete example, Going Faster, used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. There is also a new discussion of the Eight Great Ideas of computer architecture. Parallelism is examined in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. The book features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples, along with a full set of updated and improved exercises. This new edition is an ideal resource for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers. It will also be of interest to undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives.
- Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association
- Includes new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud
- Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
- Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book
- Adds a new concrete example, "Going Faster," to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200 times
- Discusses and highlights the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore's Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy
- Includes a full set of updated and improved exercises
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 09/30/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 800 pages
Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
Computer Organization and Design, Fourth Edition, has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book. It covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. It includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing. A companion CD provides a toolkit of simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them, as well as advanced content for further study and a search utility for finding content on the CD and in the printed text. For the convenience of readers who have purchased an ebook edition or who may have misplaced the CD-ROM, all CD content is available as a download at bit.ly/nFXcLq. This book is recommended for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers; and undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives.
- This Revised Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book
- Covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
- Includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 10/13/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 914 pages
Meet Vampire siblings Marcus, Rocco and Juliana in the official first book in the best selling Tale of Vampires seriesAre they truly members of the undead or not? And is anyone safe from their ghoulish games?Three siblings. An endless list of victims. A whole lot of time to kill.* * *With two specimens of the undead on either side of her, Juliana knew there was no escape. Kill the one they had selected for her, or be killed, and become one of them. What had the neighbours in the road called them, back when their childhood pranks were just that? Oh yes, she remembered now. Murderous Little Darlings. They had the faces of angels, but possessed the very soul of the Devil. Marcus had fully embraced his vampire side from the moment he was born. Rocco was the second eldest, and had fought the temptation all of his life. Then Marcus finally broke him.That just left Juliana. Will she resist them, or join in the hunt?Scroll up and grab a copy today.˃˃˃ What other reviewers said. "Liked it a lot, loved the end. Twists and turns then jumps out at you.""One of the creepiest little books (YA) I have read in a long time."" If you love horror you will love this.""It was my first Vampire book I've read since Dracula. You never stop to consider if vampires can be real, it is a given after a couple of pages. Great read.""Two hours of darkly humorous pure entertainment."" I love a good vampire story, and I want to know more about these little devils. For vampire lovers, Murderous Little Darlings will be a treat.""I love the author’s writing style. It’s neat and superb and it’s everything I was looking in a genre like this.""This is an unusual and very entertaining Vampire story..""I always look for originality, pace, and great characterisation in a book. Murderous Little Darlings scored on all counts.""I am now almost sold on the whole idea of vampires, if the stories could all be this slick and funny. A well-deserved 5* stars.""From Nosferatu to shiny Edward Cullen, the tale of the vampire has been done to death, yet Hennessy manages to find a new twist and it works well.""A short, riveting tale that takes you in an unexpected direction.""Murderous Little Darlings, whilst short, packs a punch, and the surprise ending, which I didn’t see coming, is brilliant.""A must read black comedy, which is completely different and unique from your regular vampire stories.""Will she embrace her dark side? Intriguing fiction..I am eager for more. Get your fangs into this one. No sparkly vampires!""If you are one of those who love a good vampire story then this is a must read for you."˃˃˃ What is the best reading order for the books?A horror comedy vampire novella which is the first official story in a Tale of Vampires Series. In A Tale of Vampires, there will be seven short horror stories that can be read alone, but should really be read in order. When you're finished reading this, go straight to The Blood and the Raven. Don't miss out on the new prequel, Dawn of the New Breed either!This permafree Kindle vampire novella is a Short Read 90 minutes maximum read time. Other books in the series are longer in length but do tie in with the rest in the series.Suggested reading order(Prequel) Dawn of the New Breed I: Murderous Little DarlingsII: The Blood and the RavenIII: Innocent While She SleepsIV: Dream the Crow's Black DreamV: Reunion of the BloodVI & VII Out 2017-8Scroll up and grab a copy today.
Published by: John Hennessy | Publication date: 10/20/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Computer Organization and Design ARM Edition: The Hardware Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
The new ARM Edition of Computer Organization and Design features a subset of the ARMv8-A architecture, which is used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and I/O. With the post-PC era now upon us, Computer Organization and Design moves forward to explore this generational change with examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the Cloud. Updated content featuring tablet computers, Cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures is included. An online companion Web site provides links to a free version of the DS-5 Community Edition (a free professional quality tool chain developed by ARM), as well as additional advanced content for further study, appendices, glossary, references, and recommended reading.
- Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
- Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A53, and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book
- Adds a new concrete example, "Going Faster," to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200X
- Discusses and highlights the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore's Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy.
- Includes a full set of updated exercises
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 05/06/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 720 pages
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Fifth Edition, explores the ways that software and technology in the cloud are accessed by digital media, such as cell phones, computers, tablets, and other mobile devices. The book, which became a part of Intel's 2012 recommended reading list for developers, covers the revolution of mobile computing. It also highlights the two most important factors in architecture today: parallelism and memory hierarchy. This fully updated edition is comprised of six chapters that follow a consistent framework: explanation of the ideas in each chapter; a crosscutting issues section, which presents how the concepts covered in one chapter connect with those given in other chapters; a putting it all together section that links these concepts by discussing how they are applied in real machine; and detailed examples of misunderstandings and architectural traps commonly encountered by developers and architects. Formulas for energy, static and dynamic power, integrated circuit costs, reliability, and availability are included. The book also covers virtual machines, SRAM and DRAM technologies, and new material on Flash memory. Other topics include the exploitation of instruction-level parallelism in high-performance processors, superscalar execution, dynamic scheduling and multithreading, vector architectures, multicore processors, and warehouse-scale computers (WSCs). There are updated case studies and completely new exercises. Additional reference appendices are available online. This book will be a valuable reference for computer architects, programmers, application developers, compiler and system software developers, computer system designers and application developers.
- Part of Intel's 2012 Recommended Reading List for Developers
- Updated to cover the mobile computing revolution
- Emphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms.
- Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trends ("What's Next")
- Includes three review appendices in the printed text. Additional reference appendices are available online.
- Includes updated Case Studies and completely new exercises.
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 10/07/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 856 pages
Everyone’s gone.All the animals, all the people. Gone in a microsecond.Except for a few unlucky remnants. Those left behind for the greatest hunt of all time.When high school senior Darrel Reid wakes up to find his home empty and the neighborhood eerily silent, with the same strange mark on every door, he’s more than a little shaken. Then an alien shows up in his backyard and his life spirals into a living nightmare. Reunited with his two best friends, Maggy and Félix, who evaded abduction thanks to a device Maggy made to block out unwanted eavesdroppers—the government, their parents—the trio makes for a natural disaster bunker on the outskirts of town, but a new mark draws them into a house, where they find an unconscious schoolmate—and a trap.Barely surviving the night, they set out in search of safety, only to discover a landscape that promises a gruesome death, as each passing day becomes more treacherous than the one before. But when Darrel is abducted, a much more sinister plot unfolds, one that leads to a single choice: Fight or go extinct.About Remnants:Set in a critically overpopulated near future, Remnants is told through two shifting points of view: Darrel, a 17-year-old gamer geek unprepared for the end of the world; and Maggy, a 16-year-old tech genius who wields a replica axe from Lord of the Rings. The pulse-pounding action of this apocalyptic YA thriller will appeal to fans of alien invasions, survival stories, and pure sci-fi adventure. Release Note: This second edition was published on August 30th, 2017.
Published by: Innovation Today | Publication date: 04/18/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 446 pages
In 1948, when he is fifteen, Trond spends a summer in the country with his father. The events - the accidental death of a child, his best friend's feelings of guilt and eventual disappearance, his father's decision to leave the family for another woman - will change his life forever. An early morning adventure out stealing horses leaves Trond bruised and puzzled by his friend Jon's sudden breakdown. The tragedy which lies behind this scene becomes the catalyst for the two boys' families gradually to fall apart. As a 67-year-old man, and following the death of his wife, Trond has moved to an isolated part of Norway to live in solitude. But a chance encounter with a character from the fateful summer of 1948 brings the painful memories of that year flooding back, and will leave Trond even more convinced of his decision to end his days alone.
Published by: Vintage Digital | Publication date: 05/05/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 260 pages
October 27, 1962, a day dubbed Black Saturday in the Kennedy White House. The Cuban missile crisis is at its height, and the world is drawing ever closer to nuclear apocalypse.As the opposing Cold War leaders, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, mobilize their forces to fight a nuclear war on land, sea and air, the world watches in terror. In Bobby Kennedy's words, 'There was a feeling that the noose was tightening on all of us, on Americans, on mankind, and that the bridges to escape were crumbling.'In One Minute to Midnight Michael Dobbs brings a fresh perspective to this crucial moment in twentieth-century history. Using a wealth of untapped archival material, he tells both the human and the political story of Black Saturday, taking the reader into the White House, the Kremlin and along the entire Cold War battlefront. Dobbs's thrilling narrative features a cast of characters - including Soviet veterans never before interviewed by a western writer - with unique stories to tell, witnesses to one of the greatest mobilizations of men and equipment since the Second World War.
Published by: Cornerstone Digital | Publication date: 09/04/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 448 pages
SynopsisWritten from the unique perspective of an experienced martial arts instructor, the book is a concise collection of theories that the author knows to work in practise. Throughout, the book is easy to read, and balances a humorous style when telling real life stories which enhances the serious points the author wants to convey.Therefore, the book is summarised into the basic, intermediate and advanced levels that all readers can pick up the elements quickly and put them to use. There are specific chapters on Kung Fu (Wing Chun), Tai Chi, Karate and Jeet Kune Do. This is a very personal book in which the author details how and why he got into martial arts, through to chapters on real practical life-saving methods, street fighting, self-defence for women, and how to succeed in tournaments. Anyone interested in martial arts will not fail to benefit from this book.Why you should buy this book:-Many chapters have insights that some teachers won't tell you. Often they will tell you what works for them, but not explain in detail what will work for you. So what is produced from some Schools, are people who have some individual strengths, but many weaknesses that the training, for whatever reason, does not correct.This book helps you focus on what is important. It does not go on and on about difficult techniques that you cannot do without proper guidance. This book explains basic and more advanced approaches, simply and methodically.It is a book any beginner can improve from, and many advanced martial artists can benefit from.Chapters Include: Tai Chi - How to harmonise internal energy to turn it into external force Re-directing your Opponent's Energy - How to beat someone without throwing a single punch Kung Fu - How to blow your opponent away, effectively and with relative ease Jeet Kune Do - How to use this most unsettling of styles to devastating effect Karate - How to use discipline and focus to overcome your opponent Self Defence Principles for Women - Reasons why women can be confident against potential attackers Tournaments and Street Fighting for Real - Putting what you learn into a real context that tests how much you have learntAnd much more.
Published by: John Hennessy | Publication date: 01/14/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 164 pages