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[New York] : Harper business, 2019
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
Abstract: In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his wallet. Taped to his abdomen was an enciphered message. In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came into possession of an illuminated cipher manuscript once belonging to Emperor Rudolf II, who was obsessed with alchemy and the occult. Wartime codebreakers tried--and failed--to unlock the book's secrets, and it remains an enigma to this day. In this lively and entertaining book, Craig Bauer examines these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. Some may reveal the identity of a spy or serial killer, provide the location of buried treasure, or expose a secret society--while others may be elaborate hoaxes. Unsolved! begins by explaining the basics of cryptology, and then explores the history behind an array of unsolved ciphers. It looks at ancient ciphers, ciphers created by artists and composers, ciphers left by killers and victims, Cold War ciphers, and many others. Some are infamous, like the ciphers in the Zodiac letters, while others were created purely as intellectual challenges by figures such as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. Bauer lays out the evidence surrounding each cipher, describes the efforts of geniuses and eccentrics--in some cases both--to decipher it, and invites readers to try their hand at puzzles that have stymied so many others. Unsolved! takes readers from the ancient world to the digital age, providing an amazing tour of many of history's greatest unsolved ciphers"
[Bothell] : Lightning Source Inc. : That Patchwork Place, 2018
New York : Dell, 2018
Abstract: Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no.
Boulder : Roost books, 2018
Lafayette : C&T Publishing, 
Abstract: Celebrate the seasons with this sweet collection of folk-inspired projects using wool applique and embroidery. Featuring the author's signature sheep and floral motifs, these 11 small, charming projects made with easy fusible applique will appeal to quilters, needlework enthusiasts, craft sewists, and more! Relax as you hand stitch these folksy, portable cushions and table runners with needle and thread. The mix of wool and cotton is fun to stitch, display and gift
New York : Europa, 2018
Abstract: Secondo volume della saga dell'Attraversaspecchi (dopo il primo, "Fidanzati dell'inverno"). Sulla gelida arca del Polo, dove Ofelia è stata sbattuta dalle Decane perché sposi suo malgrado il nobile Thorn, il caldo è soffocante. Ma è soltanto una delle illusioni provocate dalla casta dominante dell'arca, i Miraggi, in grado di produrre giungle sospese in aria, mari sconfinati all'interno di palazzi e vestiti di farfalle svolazzanti. A Città-cielo, capitale del Polo, Ofelia viene presentata al sire Faruk, il gigantesco spirito di famiglia bianco come la neve e completamente privo di memoria, che spera nelle doti di lettrice di Ofelia per svelare i misteri contenuti nel Libro, un documento enigmatico che nei secoli ha causato la pazzia o la morte degli incauti che si sono cimentati a decifrarlo. Per Ofelia è l'inizio di una serie di avventure e disavventure in cui, con il solo aiuto di una guardia del corpo invisibile, dovrà difendersi dagli attacchi a tradimento dei decaduti e dalle trappole mortali dei Miraggi. È la prima a stupirsi quando si rende conto che sta rischiando la pelle e investendo tutte le sue energie nell'indagine solo per amore di Thorn, l'uomo che credeva di odiare più di chiunque al mondo. Sennonché Thorn è scomparso... Edizione in lingua inglese.
Lafayette : Stash Books, 2018
Abstract: Learn how to translate your own reference images or sketches into foundation paper piecing patterns.
[Stati Uniti d'America] : Martingale & Company, 2018
Abstract: When an avid gardener and seasoned quilt and stitchery designer combines her two passions, magic sprouts! Using a mix of wool and cotton as her medium and flowers as her muse, Kathy Cardiff brings her blossoming backyard garden to life in projects that blend elegant beauty with a touch of primitive charm. Projects from pillows and sewing notions to table toppers and wall quilts culminate in a stunning nine-block sampler quilt bursting with blooms. Add basic embroidery-stitch details to give each flower, leaf, and vine Kathy's special brand of cottage style. Full-sized pullout patterns included.
Mankato : Creative ; Cornaredo : La margherita, 2018
Abstract: L'architrave sulla mia porta segna l'anno 1656, un anno di pestilenza, l'anno della mia costruzione. Sono stata costruita di pietra e legno, ma con il passare del tempo le mie finestre hanno iniziato a vedere e le mie grondaie a sentire. Ho visto famiglie crescere e alberi cadere. Ho sentito risate e spari. Ho conosciuto tempeste, martelli e seghe e, alla fine, l'abbandono. Poi, un giorno, alcuni bambini si sono avventurati fin quassù, alla ricerca di funghi e castagne: ho iniziato una nuova vita all'alba dell'era moderna. Ecco la mia storia, da una vecchia collina, attraverso il ventesimo secolo. Età di lettura: da 12 anni.
La Vergne : Crowood, 2018
Abstract: Botanical illustration - the complete guide explains the processes and methods behind this beautiful art genre. It highlights the importance of the requisite skills of close observation, accurate drawing and attention to detail. Leigh Ann Gale is a leading botanical artist and tutor, and she generously demonstrates her approach in this book. Her worked example of fuchsia magellanica illustrates the varied stages of an illustration. Along with step-by-step instructions to a range of subjects, this book is beautifully illustrated with over 350 images, diagrams and paintings of her and her students' work. This book is a source of inspiration as well as a definitive guide
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2018
Abstract: Polidoro da Caravaggio (c. 1500-1543), one of Raphael's most influential and distinctive followers, has not been well treated by time. His significant early frescoes, which graced exterior palace facades in Rome, have perished almost without exception. A rare few are preserved but most are known only in copies. Consequently, the originality of Polidoro's public work has been little explored, despite his once famous reputation and the association of his name with Raphael and Michelangelo. His move to Sicily later in life, a region with few surviving primary sources, further complicates the study of his work. Extant pieces by the artist from this period are unusually severe in content and technique, and their attribution has often been controversial. In this first account in English, Polidoro's radical Sicilian paintings are considered through the lens of the religious life of the era and in relation to his early secular work. This much-needed investigation establishes Polidoro's proper place in the canon of art history.
Cambridge : Chandos, 2017
Abstract: Innovation in Public Libraries: Learning from International Library Practice examines the recent activities of successful and innovative libraries around the world, presenting their initiatives in areas including library design, events and programs, and creating customer experiences. This timely guide provides an overview of these libraries' successful experiences and identifies emerging global trends and themes. The author offers library practitioners guidance on how to pursue these trends in their own library environment, identifying achievable goals when planning building and design improvements, and developing customer interactions in order to emulate the experiences of international libraries. Presents a range of successful and innovative practices in one book, covering library innovation in building design, programs and events, and in customer experience and approach Provides an international perspective on library activities, with libraries in different countries discussed Analyzes the experiences of various libraries to identify common trends and themes Provides practical advice for librarians who wish to emulate the activities of the libraries discussed, with recommended goals to action Examines both the big picture of emerging global trends and themes, as well as highlighting the daily experiences of individual libraries
New York : Anchor Books, 2017
Abstract: A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from the prize-winning artist, Noma Bar, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. The perfect present for those who like their beauty with a bit of bite. The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
Abstract: On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper’s son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony’s sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl’s scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life.
[Boston] : Mit Press, 2017
Abstract: Learning programming with one of "the coolest applications around": algorithmic puzzles ranging from scheduling selfie time to verifying the six degrees of separation hypothesis.
Providence : American mathematical society, 2017
Abstract: Provides a comprehensive introduction to number theory, with complete proofs, worked examples, and exercises. Its exposition reflects the most recent scholarship in mathematics and its history. Almost 500 sharp illustrations accompany elegant proofs, from prime decomposition through quadratic reciprocity.
Lafayette : C & T Publishing, 2017
Abstract: The author of best-selling Wool Applique Folk Art presents a treasure trove of simple and elegant projects, including a journal cover, pillow cover, wallhangings, storage boxes, table rug, and more. (Kindle users: if this publication includes patterns, a tinyURL will be listed in the text which can be used to download a pdf of the patterns to a print-enabled device.).