By Alydia Rackham

younger Lord Oleron MacDonald has been given a challenge. The mysterious wizard, Rune, has cursed him, forcing him to jump ahead via time in a determined look for a superb treasure Oleron has coveted and killed for: the treasure that Beowulf himself wrested from the dragon. yet whereas Oleron sees in basic terms the opportunity to come domestic in wealth and glory, his braveness and his middle can be proven through the devastating trials of the London hearth of 1666, the sinking of the great, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the danger of wasting the single he grows to like. If he succeeds, he'll be named a hero. If he fails, his nation, and everybody in it, will fall apart to dust.

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By Oleander Plume

Horatio Slice isn't really dead.

Gunner Wilkes understands a mystery. Heartthrob rock megastar Horatio Slice isn't really useless. certain, Gunner may well flip heads along with his colossal mind, beauty, and gym-built physique, yet his brain is on something in basic terms: returning his all-time favourite rocker and mystery fanboy weigh down to Earth. 

Yes, there are VAMPIRE PIRATES.
Fame and stardom have been beginning to put on skinny for Horatio Slice, but if he was once sucked via a mystical portal whereas on degree at Madison sq. backyard right into a prison cellphone in a wierd size known as Merona, his confusion speedy cleared upon assembly his attractive, dark-haired cellmate, a vampire pirate named Snake Vinter. Snake stuffed Horatio in approximately existence within the universe, leaping from measurement to size, and craftily keeping off the wrath of gnarly-mask-wearing leather-based queen King Meridian—a man no one desires to cross. 

The steel send is termed Frances.
And on Snake’s steel send stay 8 exact blond Humerians, who proudly show their our bodies in conscientiously crafted trousers, in addition to a wild collection of untamable, man-hungry tourists and stowaways. yet somebody has hacked into Frances’ mainframe, not easy that Snake and staff convey Horatio Slice to King Meridian, or consider his wrath.

All the zany magical comedy of Mel Brooks, an experience now not distinctive to Indiana Jones meets Barbarella, and males, males, attractive males, of all shapes and sizes, Horatio Slice, Guitar Slayer of the Universe is wild, enjoyable, erotic fiction for an individual who loves the masculine, the female, and all identities in between. Even extra so, it’s for an individual who can deal with laughs that will not cease coming.

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By Yu Quiyu

In A Bittersweet trip via tradition Yu Qiuyu travels around the chinese language mainland to go to the country's nationwide background websites and liberate the mysteries of China's cultural and historic legacy. As he winds his manner in the course of the nation-state, towns, and ruins, Yu Qiuyu ruminates at the locations, humans, and moments that experience formed his and the chinese language lifestyle. He additionally displays on his personal own background, weaving into his story the histories of his literary heroes and the good works that experience formed him as a author. First released in 1992, A Bittersweet trip via tradition popularized the literary notion of the meditative essay, constructing a brand new culture in chinese language prose.

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By Lingshen Zhang

阴塘镇,一个江南小镇。

洪琴刚从国外回来。这次回家的目的很简单:明天就要远走高飞,今天回到伴自己走过几十年人生路的故乡,缅怀一下过往的酸甜苦辣。

令她意想不到的是,今天恰逢中元节,死去的父亲回来了,连丈夫和儿子的魅影也悄然而至,原来这世界背后,还真的存在着一个毛骨悚然的世界。

随着历史的伤疤被层层揭开,事情也变得一发不可收拾……

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By Sharon Cameron

Samara is without doubt one of the figuring out, and the understanding don't forget. Hidden deep within the convenience and attractiveness of her underground urban, a shelter from the risk of a coming Earth, Samara learns what she must have by no means identified and creates a reminiscence so bad she can't dwell with it. So she flees, to Canaan, the misplaced urban of her ancestors, to Forget.

Beckett has flown in the course of the stars to discover a dream: Canaan, the main notorious social test of Earth's antiquity. Beckett reveals Samara within the ruins of the misplaced urban, and uncovers much more than he ever bargained for -- a problem to all he is ever believed in or sworn to. while planets collide and thoughts conflict, can Samara and Beckett keep worlds, and take into accout love in a spot that has forgotten it?

At as soon as thought-provoking and totally exciting, this amazing significant other novel to Sharon Cameron's number 1 ny instances bestselling THE FORGETTING explores the reality and loss that lie inside of reminiscence, and the bonds that carry us together.

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By Gabriele Lanaro

Key Features

  • Identify the bottlenecks on your purposes and resolve them utilizing the simplest profiling techniques
  • Write effective numerical code in NumPy, Cython, and Pandas
  • Adapt your courses to run on a number of processors and machines with parallel programming

Book Description

Python is a flexible language that has came upon purposes in lots of industries. The fresh syntax, wealthy normal library, and monstrous choice of third-party libraries make Python a wildly renowned language.

Python excessive functionality is a realistic consultant that indicates the best way to leverage the ability of either local and third-party Python libraries to construct powerful applications.

The e-book explains how one can use quite a few profilers to discover functionality bottlenecks and follow the proper set of rules to mend them. The reader will how you can successfully use NumPy and Cython to hurry up numerical code. The ebook explains innovations of concurrent programming and the way to enforce powerful and responsive functions utilizing Reactive programming. Readers will write code for parallel architectures utilizing Tensorflow and Theano, and use a cluster of pcs for large-scale computations utilizing applied sciences resembling Dask and PySpark.

By the top of the publication, readers can have discovered to accomplish functionality and scale from their Python applications.

What you'll learn

  • Write effective numerical code with the NumPy and Pandas libraries
  • Use Cython and Numba to accomplish local performance
  • Find bottlenecks on your Python code utilizing profilers
  • Write asynchronous code utilizing Asyncio and RxPy
  • Use Tensorflow and Theano for automated parallelism in Python
  • Set up and run allotted algorithms on a cluster utilizing Dask and PySpark

About the Author

Dr. Gabriele Lanaro has been undertaking study to review the formation and progress of crystals utilizing medium and large-scale desktop simulations. In 2017, he acquired his PhD in theoretical chemistry. His pursuits span computing device studying, numerical computing visualization, and net applied sciences. He has a sheer ardour for stable software program and is the writer of the chemlab and chemview open resource applications. In 2013, he authored the 1st version of the e-book “High functionality Python Programming”.

I'd wish to recognize the aid from Packt editors, together with Vikas Tiwari. i'd additionally wish to thank my female friend, Harani, who needed to tolerate the way-too-long writing nights, and associates who supplied corporation and aid all through. additionally, as continuously, i would like to thank my mom and dad for giving me the chance to pursue my ambitions.

Lastly, i need to thank Blenz espresso for powering the execution engine of this e-book via electrical energy and caffeine.

Table of Contents

  1. Benchmarking and profiling
  2. Pure Python Optimization techniques
  3. Fast array operations
  4. C functionality with Cython
  5. Exploring Compilers
  6. Implementing concurrency
  7. Parallel processing
  8. Distributed Processing
  9. Designing for top Performance

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By Rick Remender,Matteo Scalera,Leonardo Favia

furnish McKay ha costruito un nuovo pilastro e sta cercando i membri della propria famiglia according to cercare di rimediare al disastro che ha causato. los angeles saga di fantascienza di Rick Remender e Matteo Scalera, con i colori di uno straordinario Moreno Dinisio, si fa commovente nel ritrarre il tentativo disperato di un uomo determinato a ricucire i rapporti con persone cui ha imposto, senza volerlo, un dolore senza fine.

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By Amitav Ghosh

on the center of this shiny saga is an enormous send, the Ibis. Its future is a tumultuous voyage around the Indian Ocean; its goal, to struggle China’s vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the workforce, they're a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts.

In a time of colonial upheaval, destiny has thrown jointly a various solid of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their previous kin ties are washed away, they, like their old opposite numbers, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. An not going dynasty is born, with a view to span continents, races, and generations.

The titanic sweep of this historic experience spans the luxurious poppy fields of the Ganges, the rolling excessive seas, the unique backstreets of Canton. however it is the landscape of characters, whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial historical past of the East itself, that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive—a masterpiece from one of many world’s best novelists.

Note: This booklet is within the Hindi language and has been made on hand for the Kindle, Kindle fireplace HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, home windows mobile and Android devices.

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