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A Blink of the Screen PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

A Blink of the Screen

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1409043991
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 468 Readers
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In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

Blink of an Eye PDF Book By William S. Cohen

Blink of an Eye

  • Author: William S. Cohen
  • ISBN Code: : 1429986174
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 245 Readers
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It is America's worst nightmare: A nuclear bomb destroys a major city. Thousands of Americans are dead and many more will die from radiation poisoning. Threats promising more attacks spread through the media. Panic has broken out in many cities. How could American intelligence have failed to detect a nuclear device? Who is responsible for the blast? Sean Falcone, national security advisor, is tasked with identifying and tracking down the attackers. Powerful forces within the Capital point the finger at Iran. But appearances are always deceiving, and never more so than when millions of innocent people may die for a crime they did not commit. With the potential to incite the entire Muslim world against America and bring the world to the brink of Armageddon, Falcone discovers an astonishing secret hidden deep within the upper echelons of Washington's elite...but why should the President—or the American people—believe him? Pulling from years of international affairs and defense planning experience, the former Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton creates a sweeping, all-too-real political thriller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blink of an Eye PDF Book By Ted Dekker

Blink of an Eye

  • Author: Ted Dekker
  • ISBN Code: : 1418567728
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 143 Readers
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The future changes in the blink of an eye . . . or does it? Miriam is a Saudi princess promised to another, a pawn in a political struggle that could shift the balance of power in the Middle East. Seth is a certified genius with a head full of numbers, a life full of baggage, and an attitude born on the waves of the Pacific. Cultures collide when they find themselves thrown together as fugitives in a high-stakes chase across Southern California. A growing attraction and a search for answers fuel their fight to survive . . . but with no sleep and a massive manhunt steadily closing in, their chances of surviving any future are razor thin.

A Slip of the Keyboard PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

A Slip of the Keyboard

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1448126975
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 348 Readers
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Terry Pratchett in his own words With a foreword by Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he became equally well-known as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett’s non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf’s love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end. With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death.

Johnny Got His Gun PDF Book By Dalton Trumbo

Johnny Got His Gun

  • Author: Dalton Trumbo
  • ISBN Code: : 0806537604
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 383 Readers
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The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo?s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that?s as timely as ever. ?A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.?--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1448197155
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 824 Readers
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Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards, a rebellious ant called 4179003, or a time-travelling television? Can you imagine that poor old Mr Swimble could see a mysterious vacuum cleaner in the morning, and make cheese sandwiches and yellow elephants magically appear by the afternoon? Welcome to the wonderful world of Sir Terry Pratchett, and fourteen fantastically funny tales from the master storyteller. Bursting from these pages are food fights, pirates, bouncing rabbits and magical pigeons. And a witch riding a vacuum cleaner, of course. ‘One of the most consistently funny writers around’ Guardian

The Smarter Screen PDF Book By Shlomo Benartzi

The Smarter Screen

  • Author: Shlomo Benartzi
  • ISBN Code: : 0698194306
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 711 Readers
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A leading behavioral economist reveals the tools that will improve our decision making on screens Office workers spend the majority of their waking hours staring at screens. Unfortunately, few of us are aware of the visual biases and behavioral patterns that influence our thinking when we’re on our laptops, iPads, smartphones, or smartwatches. The sheer volume of information and choices available online, combined with the ease of tapping "buy," often make for poor decision making on screens. In The Smarter Screen, behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi reveals a tool kit of interventions for the digital age. Using engaging reader exercises and provocative case studies, Benartzi shows how digital designs can influence our decision making on screens in all sorts of surprising ways. For example: • You’re more likely to add bacon to your pizza if you order online. • If you read this book on a screen, you’re less likely to remember its content. • You might buy an item just because it’s located in a screen hot spot, even if better options are available. • If you shop using a touch screen, you’ll probably overvalue the product you’re considering. • You’re more likely to remember a factoid like this one if it’s displayed in an ugly, difficult-to-read font. Drawing on the latest research on digital nudging, Benartzi reveals how we can create an online world that helps us think better, not worse.

The Liar's Dictionary PDF Book By Eley Williams

The Liar's Dictionary

  • Author: Eley Williams
  • ISBN Code: : 0735281505
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 977 Readers
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“You wouldn’t expect a comic novel about a dictionary to be a thriller too, but this one is. In fact, [it] is also a mystery, love story (two of them) and cliffhanging melodrama.” —The New York Times Book Review An exhilarating, clever, funny debut novel from a prize-winning talent, chronicling the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman who decodes his trail of made-up words a century later. Will enthrall readers of CS Richardson, Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Mountweazel (n.), the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. In the final year of the nineteenth century, Peter Winceworth is toiling away at the letter S for Swansby’s multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Increasingly uneasy that his colleagues are attempting to corral language and regiment facts, Winceworth feels compelled to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom, and begins inserting unauthorized, fictitious entries into the dictionary. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, must uncover these mountweazels before the work is digitized for modern readers. Through the words and their definitions, she begins to sense their creator’s motivations, hopes and desires. More pressingly, she also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Is the change in the definition of marriage (n.) really that controversial? And does the caller truly intend for the Swansby’s staff to “burn in hell”? As these two narratives combine, Winceworth and Mallory, separated by one hundred years, must discover how to negotiate the complexities of the often untrustworthy, hoax-strewn and undefinable path we call life. An exhilarating and laugh-out-loud debut, The Liar’s Dictionary celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity and joy of language while peering into questions of identity and finding one’s place in the world.

Blink PDF Book By Malcolm Gladwell

Blink

  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0316005045
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 466 Readers
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From the #1 bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, the landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"--filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

Dodger PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

Dodger

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1409024415
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 548 Readers
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A brand new edition of a Terry Pratchett classic – set in Victorian London, and starring cunning but kind Dodger, as he sets off on a whirlwind adventure through the city streets THE SEWER IS DODGER’S WORLD . . . He hunts treasure there – coins and jewels lost in the dark and dirty drains. It’s a good life, if you don’t mind getting your hands (and arms and feet and face) dirty. But one night, Dodger helps a young woman flee two ruffians. Now, a street urchin dressed as a gentleman, he must discover the secret behind her escape. Along the way he’ll befriend Charles Dickens, outwit Sweeny Todd and reach the giddy heights of Victorian society. Dodger may be living in the gutter, but he’s heading for the stars . . .

Nation PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

Nation

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1407046144
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 115 Readers
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Widely thought of as the best book Terry Pratchett ever wrote, this is a story of a Nation, a story of a friendship, a story of growing up and the truths we must learn. It is epic in every sense . . . Prepare for the world to be turned upside down . . . For Mau, halfway between boy and man, it happens when a great wave destroys his entire village. For Daphne, it’s when the same wave crashes her ship into the island that was once Mau’s home. Everything they once had is now so far away, lost to distance and time. But when Daphne stops trying to shoot Mau (she did apologise for it), and instead uses a salvaged invitation card to invite him to tea, they discover a new home can be theirs. And then people start arriving on the island – some very good, some very bad. And it’s soon clear that Daphne and Mau must fight for their Nation. Then a discovery is made that will change the entire world forever . . .

Ordinary Light PDF Book By Tracy K. Smith

Ordinary Light

  • Author: Tracy K. Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 0307962679
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 463 Readers
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The dazzling memoir from the U.S. Poet Laureate and author of Wade in the Water and Life on Mars. Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Denver Post In Ordinary Light, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Tracy K. Smith tells her remarkable story, giving us a quietly potent memoir that explores her coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. Here is the story of a young artist struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America.

Wait, Blink PDF Book By Gunnhild Øyehaug

Wait, Blink

  • Author: Gunnhild Øyehaug
  • ISBN Code: : 0374715009
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 698 Readers
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"Expansive, intimate, and filled to the brim with delight, Gunnhild Oyehaug's first novel is devoted to the unexpected connections between lonesome individuals, mundane rituals, jellyfish, death, oversized men's shirts, and a thousand other things too astonishing to spoil in this sentence. I truly loved this wide-eyed, all-embracing wonder of a book." —Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine Sigrid is a young literature student trying to find her voice as a writer when she falls in love with an older, established author, whose lifestyle soon overwhelms her values and once-clear vision. Trine has reluctantly become a mother and struggles to create as a performance artist. The aspiring movie director Linnea scouts locations in Copenhagen for a film she will never make. As these characters’ stories collide and intersect, they find that dealing with the pressures of their lives also means coming to grips with a world both frightening and joyously ridiculous. Wait, Blink combines wild associations, quotations, coincidences, and other peculiar details into a unique tale that is both humorous and profound. Full of the playfulness that drew acclaim for her story collection Knots, Gunnhild Øyehaug’s Wait, Blink—her first novel to be translated into English—is a jolt of desire and fantasy, romance and regret: a fable about what it means to own up to the weirdness inside us all.

The Time-travelling Caveman PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

The Time-travelling Caveman

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1787620719
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 735 Readers
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*The final collection of short stories from the incredible Sir Terry Pratchett!* Imagination is an amazing thing. It can take you to the top of the highest mountain, or down to the bottom of the deepest depths of the sea. This where it took Doggins on his Awfully Big Adventure: a quest full of magic and flying machines. (And the world's best joke - trust me, it's hilarious.) It took three young inventors to the moon (where they may or may not have left a bottle of lemonade) and a caveman on a trip to the dentist. You can join them on these adventures, and many more, in this incredible collection of stories . . . From the greatest imagination there ever was. Written for local newspapers when Terry Pratchett was a young lad, these never previously published stories are packed full of anarchic humour and wonderful wit. A must-have for Terry fans . . . and young readers looking for a fix of magic.

Life on the Screen PDF Book By Sherry Turkle

Life on the Screen

  • Author: Sherry Turkle
  • ISBN Code: : 1439127115
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 200 Readers
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Life on the Screen is a book not about computers, but about people and how computers are causing us to reevaluate our identities in the age of the Internet. We are using life on the screen to engage in new ways of thinking about evolution, relationships, politics, sex, and the self. Life on the Screen traces a set of boundary negotiations, telling the story of the changing impact of the computer on our psychological lives and our evolving ideas about minds, bodies, and machines. What is emerging, Turkle says, is a new sense of identity—as decentered and multiple. She describes trends in computer design, in artificial intelligence, and in people’s experiences of virtual environments that confirm a dramatic shift in our notions of self, other, machine, and world. The computer emerges as an object that brings postmodernism down to earth.

Reset Your Child's Brain PDF Book By Victoria L. Dunckley, MD

Reset Your Child's Brain

  • Author: Victoria L. Dunckley, MD
  • ISBN Code: : 1608682854
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 136 Readers
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Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar illness, autism, or other disorders but don’t respond well to treatment. They are then medicated, often with poor results and unwanted side effects. Based on emerging scientific research and extensive clinical experience, integrative child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley has pioneered a four-week program to treat the frequent underlying cause, Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS). Dr. Dunckley has found that everyday use of interactive screen devices — such as computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets — can easily overstimulate a child’s nervous system, triggering a variety of stubborn symptoms. In contrast, she’s discovered that a strict, extended electronic fast single-handedly improves mood, focus, sleep, and behavior, regardless of the child’s diagnosis. It also reduces the need for medication and renders other treatments more effective. Offered now in this book, this simple intervention can produce a life-changing shift in brain function and help your child get back on track — all without cost or medication. While no one in today’s connected world can completely shun electronic stimuli, Dr. Dunckley provides hope for parents who feel that their child has been misdiagnosed or inappropriately medicated, by presenting an alternative explanation for their child’s difficulties and a concrete plan for treating them.

Witches Abroad PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

Witches Abroad

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1407034804
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 811 Readers
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'You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise, it's just a cage.' There's power in stories. The Fairy Godmother is good. The servant girl marries the Prince. Everyone lives happily ever after . . . don't they? The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick are travelling to far-distant Genua to stop a wedding and save a kingdom. But how do you fight a happy-ever-after, especially when it comes with glass slippers and a power-hungry Fairy Godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse? It's hard to resist a good story, even when the fate of the kingdom depends on it . . . 'No one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect' Daily Mail 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George RR Martin Witches Abroad is the third book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Doomsday Book PDF Book By Connie Willis

Doomsday Book

  • Author: Connie Willis
  • ISBN Code: : 0307784444
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 324 Readers
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Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit. For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin—barely of age herself—finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Praise for Doomsday Book “A stunning novel that encompasses both suffering and hope. . . . The best work yet from one of science fiction’s best writers.”—The Denver Post “Splendid work—brutal, gripping and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the normal science-fiction constituency.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The world of 1348 burns in the mind’s eye, and every character alive that year is a fully recognized being. . . . It becomes possible to feel . . . that Connie Willis did, in fact, over the five years Doomsday Book took her to write, open a window to another world, and that she saw something there.”—The Washington Post Book World

The Ultimate Discworld Companion PDF Book By Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs

The Ultimate Discworld Companion

  • Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs
  • ISBN Code: : 1473223539
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 738 Readers
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The absolute, comprehensive, from Tiffany Aching to Jack Zweiblumen guide to all things Discworld, fully illustrated by Paul Kidby. The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the back of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space. It is also the global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). There's an awful lot of Discworld to keep track of. But fear not! Help is at hand. For the very first time, everything (and we mean everything) you could possibly want to know has been crammed into one place. If you need a handy guide to locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis . . . If you can't tell your Achmed the Mads from your Jack Zweiblumens . . . If your life depends on distinguishing between the Agatean Empire and the Zoons . . . Look no further. Compiled and perfected by Stephen Briggs, the man behind The Ultimate Discworld Companion's predecessor Turtle Recall, this is your ultimate guide to Sir Terry Pratchett's beloved fantasy world.

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition PDF Book By Al Sweigart

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Al Sweigart
  • ISBN Code: : 1593279930
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Computers
  • Reviews : 986 Readers
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The second edition of this best-selling Python book (over 500,000 copies sold!) uses Python 3 to teach even the technically uninclined how to write programs that do in minutes what would take hours to do by hand. There is no prior programming experience required and the book is loved by liberal arts majors and geeks alike. If you've ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In this fully revised second edition of the best-selling classic Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand--no prior programming experience required. You'll learn the basics of Python and explore Python's rich library of modules for performing specific tasks, like scraping data off websites, reading PDF and Word documents, and automating clicking and typing tasks. The second edition of this international fan favorite includes a brand-new chapter on input validation, as well as tutorials on automating Gmail and Google Sheets, plus tips on automatically updating CSV files. You'll learn how to create programs that effortlessly perform useful feats of automation to: • Search for text in a file or across multiple files • Create, update, move, and rename files and folders • Search the Web and download online content • Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size • Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs • Send email responses and text notifications • Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and updated practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don't spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you've never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition.

Blips on a Screen PDF Book By Kate Hannigan

Blips on a Screen

  • Author: Kate Hannigan
  • ISBN Code: : 0593306732
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 48 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 322 Readers
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An engaging picture book biography based on the incredible true story of a Jewish refugee who pioneered home video games and launched a worldwide obsession. Do you ever wonder how video gaming was invented? What came before your PlayStation or Xbox? This is the story of Ralph Baer, a refugee from Nazi Germany, who used his skills--and a lot of ingenuity and persistence--to make life a little more fun. Television was new when Ralph returned from serving in World War II, but he didn't settle for watching TV. He knew it could be even more fun if you could play with it. He tinkered and tested, got help and rejected, but with perseverance and skill, he made his vision come true! This is the inspiring story of a fearless inventor who made TV video games a reality.

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt PDF Book By Michael Lewis

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

  • Author: Michael Lewis
  • ISBN Code: : 0393244679
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 954 Readers
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#1 New York Times Bestseller — With a new Afterword "Guaranteed to make blood boil." —Janet Maslin, New York Times In Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together—some of them walking away from seven-figure salaries—to investigate, expose, and reform the insidious new ways that Wall Street generates profits. If you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you.

Making Movies PDF Book By Sidney Lumet

Making Movies

  • Author: Sidney Lumet
  • ISBN Code: : 0307763668
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 728 Readers
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Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.

Seriously Funny PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

Seriously Funny

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1473541883
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 911 Readers
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Books Synopsis

‘I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.’ The most quotable writer of our time, Terry Pratchett’s unique brand of wit made him both a bestseller and an enduring, endearing source of modern wisdom. This collection is filled with his funniest and most memorable words about life, the universe and snoring.

Dragons at Crumbling Castle PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1448195772
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 796 Readers
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Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster! Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store . . . Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem! ‘So funny I dropped my spoon laughing!’ – King Arthur

Things to Do When It's Raining PDF Book By Marissa Stapley

Things to Do When It's Raining

  • Author: Marissa Stapley
  • ISBN Code: : 1501131893
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 174 Readers
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When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it?—from The Globe and Mail–bestselling author Marissa Stapley. When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it? Mae Summers and Gabe Broadbent grew up together in the idyllic Summers’ Inn, perched at the edge the St. Lawrence River. Mae was orphaned at the age of six and Gabe needed protection from his alcoholic father, so both were raised under one roof by Mae’s grandparents, Lily and George. A childhood friendship quickly developed into a first love—a love that was suddenly broken by Gabe’s unexpected departure. Mae grew up and got over her heartbreak, and started a life for herself in New York City. After more than a decade, Mae and Gabe find themselves pulled back to Alexandria Bay by separate forces. Hoping to find solace within the Summers’ Inn, Mae instead finds her grandparents in the midst of decline and their past unravelling around her. A lifetime of secrets that implicate Gabe and Mae’s family reveal a version of the past that will forever change Mae’s future. From the bestselling author of Mating for Life comes a poignant generational story about family and secrets. With honesty and heart, Marissa Stapley reminds us of the redemptive power of love and forgiveness, and that, ultimately, family is a choice.

Letters of Note: Love PDF Book By

Letters of Note: Love

  • Author:
  • ISBN Code: : 0771049544
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 326 Readers
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A compilation of remarkable letters with love at their heart, from the curator of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the subject of love. What emotion inspires humans to put pen to paper more than love? It's unsurprising that love letters provide an endless source of extraordinary writing. Letters of Note: Love gathers together some of the most powerful messages about love ever composed, whether inspired by love's first blush or the recriminations at its ending, the regrets of unrequited feelings and the joys of passions known. Includes letters by Zora Neale Hurston, Napoleon Bonaparte, Frida Kahlo, Nelson Mandela, and many more.

Greenlights PDF Book By Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights

  • Author: Matthew McConaughey
  • ISBN Code: : 0593139143
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 459 Readers
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN “McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.” So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops. Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It’s a love letter. To life. It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Good luck.

The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book PDF Book By Todd Burleson

The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book

  • Author: Todd Burleson
  • ISBN Code: : 1260019969
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 190 Readers
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Take your video projects to the next level with the power of green screen! This easy-to-follow guide clearly explains green screen technology and shows, step-by-step, how to dream up and create professional-grade video effects. Written by a teacher-maker-librarian, The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book features 25 low-cost DIY projects that include materials lists, start-to-finish instructions, and detailed photos. You will get coverage of software that readers at any skill level, in any makerspace―from a library to a living room―can use to produce videos with high-quality green screen effects. •Learn about the history and evolution of green screen •Explore the underlying science and technology •Build your own inexpensive—or free!—green screen •Choose a suitable lighting kit or find the best natural light •Put it all together and create visually interesting presentations •Edit your videos using PC, Mac, and Chromebook programs

Amazing Stories Spring 2019 PDF Book By Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories Spring 2019

  • Author: Amazing Stories
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : The Experimenter Publishing Company, LLC
  • Page : 100 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 252 Readers
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Amazing Stories, the home of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, publisher of the first stories of Ursula K. Leguin and Isaac Asimov, is back in print after an absence of more than a decade! This relaunch of the iconic first science fiction magazine is packed full of exciting science fiction, fantasy, and articles, all in a beautiful package featuring eye-catching illustrations and cartoons. The Amazing Stories Spring 2019 issue (the 616th issue since 1926) includes work by: • Darrell Schweitzer • Jack Clemons • R.S. Belcher • Marie Bilodeau • Kathy Kitts • Marc A. Criley • Matthew Timmins • Sean Grigsby • Rosemary Claire Smith • Paul Levinson • Tanya Karen Gough • Elsa M. Carruthers • Shirley Meier • Steve Fahnestalk • Veronica Scott Continuing a 93-year history - Amazing Stories returns as a print and digital publication!

Simplified C PDF Book By Kunal Banerjee

Simplified C

  • Author: Kunal Banerjee
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Educreation Publishing
  • Page : 265 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 893 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The book is written in a very simplified way to make all the readers understand the basic concept of C. This book will not make you expert but will help you in every aspect to make your basic clear in C programming.

Adventures of Doppy PDF Book By Edward Sexton

Adventures of Doppy

  • Author: Edward Sexton
  • ISBN Code: : 1645598411
  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Page : 80 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 925 Readers
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This is a story of a man's walk-through time, space, and different worlds. He was giving a helping hand to the people he met in the way only he could.

CBSE Simplified C++ PDF Book By Kunal Banerjee

CBSE Simplified C++

  • Author: Kunal Banerjee
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Educreation Publishing
  • Page : 292 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 829 Readers
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The book is written in very simple and easy language. the book is strictly in accordance with CBSE syllabus and can also be used by beginners to learn C++.

Discworld and the Disciplines PDF Book By Anne Hiebert Alton,William C. Spruiell,Donald E. Palumbo

Discworld and the Disciplines

  • Author: Anne Hiebert Alton,William C. Spruiell,Donald E. Palumbo
  • ISBN Code: : 1476616019
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 244 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 313 Readers
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This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

The Odette C. Bell Sci Fi Bundle PDF Book By Odette C. Bell

The Odette C. Bell Sci Fi Bundle

  • Author: Odette C. Bell
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Odette C. Bell
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 837 Readers
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Are you ready to blast-off with four sci-fi adventures from Odette C. Bell? Consisting of the complete A Plain Jane series, the complete The Betwixt series, and the two stand-alone books Lucky Star and Zero, it’s over 500,000 words of space opera all in one bundle. Pick it up and soar free with an Odette C. Bell adventure today. A Plain Jane What if you lived your life thinking you were normal? No, worse – plain? What’d happen if the deadliest assassin in the galaxy attacked you one warm summer’s night? What would you do if you were thrust into an adventure with the galaxy’s greatest heroic heartthrob? What would happen if a mysterious, ancient race appeared to kill you? Would you run or fight? Jane grew up knowing she’s nothing but normal. Then one run-in with an assassin robot threatens to destroy everything she knows about herself. Soon she’s traversing space with Lucas Stone, the galaxy’s number one pin-up hero. Together, they must discover who Jane is and what’s after her before the galaxy’s plunged into a war that’ll destroy all. The Betwixt A mysterious past, a grand destiny – can a simple waitress save the galaxy? Mini’s just a waitress in a dingy space bar. But when her mysterious past comes knocking on her door in the form of a tiny red creature called Od, everything changes. According to him, she’s all that stands between the galaxy and an invasion of soul-sucking creatures from the in-between dimensions. As Mini's galactic experience revolves around serving drinks and smiling at customers, she finds that unlikely. But Od’s right. So she reaches for the closest thing at hand – a frying pan – and gives saving the galaxy a go. She isn't alone, however; she's caught the eye of a handsome Galactic Military Commander, and he won’t take his eyes off her until the end. Lucky Star Ariel doesn’t belong in this time. She comes from a world of call centers, cats, and lonely nights in front of the TV. Then the world ends. Hundreds of years later, she wakes up to a handsome soldier and a future that doesn’t want her. That’s fine by Ariel; she doesn’t want the future either. But when her hidden powers are discovered, she’ll be taught to fight. And it’ll thrust her into the middle of a malevolent plot to use her new-found abilities to end a 100-year galactic war. Soon, it’s up to Ariel to save the future she never wanted, and it’s up to her hot space marine to show her the future can be worth it as long as you have someone to spend it with. Zero Life’s good for Oatmeal; when he isn’t on the couch watching reruns in his boxers, he’s smashing CRIMs and cashing bounty checks. Then she comes along – a cutey dragging a galaxy-full of freaking trouble. He thought he’d just save the Earth-girl from the nasty aliens, give her to the police, and cash that fat reward. But Callie Hope is anything but ordinary. Just one day with her, and Oatmeal finds himself being tracked down by every CRIM, galactic cop, and terrorist the Milky Way can conjure. Now his options are painfully simple: take all the kid’s cash and dump her or… save the galaxy.

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy PDF Book By Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

  • Author: Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer
  • ISBN Code: : 0525563873
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 864 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 689 Readers
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WORLD FANTASY AWARD WINNER • A true horde of fantasy tales sure to delight fans, scholars, and even the greediest of dragons—from bestselling authors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Step through a shimmering portal ... a worn wardrobe door ... a schism in sky ... into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties—and beyond, into the twenty-first century—the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

The Magic of Terry Pratchett PDF Book By Marc Burrows

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

  • Author: Marc Burrows
  • ISBN Code: : 1526765519
  • Publisher : White Owl
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 986 Readers
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An in-depth look into the life and writings of the bestselling author of the Discworld novels, Good Omens, and Nation. The Magic of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s bestselling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him—via more than sixty best-selling books—to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts. Praise for The Magic of Terry Pratchett "In this encompassing biography of the prolific fantasy and science-fiction author, writer and comedian Burrows details both the writing accomplishments and the personal life of Sir Terry Pratchett. . . . Burrows spoke to friends and family, and this biography has moments of sadness, especially when discussing Pratchett’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But the book is also funny and conversational in tone, and an excellent tribute to a beloved author.” —Booklist “Affable and consistently engaging . . . Burrow’s buoyant, pun-peppered, and aptly footnote-flecked style . . . helpfully marries his subject matter, propelling us through decade after decade of a heavily writing-centric life while illuminating Pratchett’s complexities and contradictions without any drag in the tempo.” —Locus Magazine “An impressively comprehensive, engagingly written biography. ****”—SFX

Selfies PDF Book By Katrin Tiidenberg

Selfies

  • Author: Katrin Tiidenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1787543579
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Page : 168 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 141 Readers
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This book presents a rich and nuanced analysis of selfie culture. It shows how selfies gain their meanings, illustrates different selfie practices, explores how selfies make us feel and why they have the power to make us feel anything, and unpacks how selfie practices and selfie related norms have changed or might change in the future.

Ghosts of Lyarra PDF Book By Damian Shishkin

Ghosts of Lyarra

  • Author: Damian Shishkin
  • ISBN Code: : 1460263715
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 806 Readers
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Five years have passed since the battle of Earth, and the Lyarran Empire has begun to grow dark with a looming shadow. Once revered as a Goddess, Iana now has begun to feel the anger of others for the perceived loss of Aen, as an unseen force begins its play to take her place as head of the great Empire. To save herself, she must trust in the one being that she has tried hard to hide from all others. Aen is not what he once was, and at the same time is much more. Gone is his memory of his old life, but now he is in full control of all his potential power. He is the weapon his creators envisioned with little hesitation in proving it and is more than happy to be left alone before his new life is disrupted. Now he is forced to help Iana to not only save her, but finds himself involved in a plan so radical it will shake the entire galaxy to its core.

The Shadow Teller's Plays PDF Book By Bill Reed

The Shadow Teller's Plays

  • Author: Bill Reed
  • ISBN Code: : 0648175634
  • Publisher : Reed Independent
  • Page : 426 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 408 Readers
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In a volume containing 14 original plays – including three shadow-play adaptions of Gogol, Morton and Runyon classics – the author resurrects a sadly neglected theatre genre – the shadow play combining traditional shadow techniques with normal acting to create ‘full-bodied’ mainstream plays. These plays do not use shadow puppetry-type techniques that need people contorting themselves, however wonderfully, to form shapes, but rather normal acting prowess together and usual props of mainstream theatre with the new back-lighting technologies. The result is plays which are realistic and yet overlain with the imaginative fantasies that figure theatre can bring… in a fallow area lying between mime and conventional stage plays… a rediscovered form of a modern staging that crosses between live and shadow effect, whether in workshopping for all ages and group-size or for professional productions. Shadow plays comprise the theatre landscape for live actors re-skilled to jump from behind-the-screen one-dimensional acting to front-of-the-screen three-dimensional acting at any moment of the play. They allow a new and exciting way of presenting the combination of the real and the surreal in ways that offer broadened audience and student experiences, under the master-of-storytelling of a shadow teller together with the master-of-pacing of a mobile light spotter.