This volume is the proceedings of the fifth International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation, ISAAC '94, held in Beijing, China in August 1994. The 79 papers accepted for inclusion in the volume after a careful reviewing process were selected from a total of almost 200 submissions. Besides many internationally renowned experts, a number of excellent Chinese researchers present their results to the international scientific community for the first time here. The volume covers all relevant theoretical and many applicational aspects of algorithms and computation.
5th International Symposium, ISAAC '94, Beijing, P.R. China, August 25 - 27, 1994. Proceedings
Author: Ding-Zhu Du,Xiang-Sun Zhang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Due to so much misinformation throughout America regarding firearms, I got tired of seeing innocent people die each and every day at the hands of criminals. I've come to take this poor information and loss of innocent lives in this great country very personally, and I decided to put together a book that very thoroughly explains the way firearms and ammunition work and why they do what they do. With extensive information, I hope to further your knowledge and teach you many things to help save your life one day. This book is intended for those with absolutely no experience in firearms and also for those professionals who carry a gun every day for a living. It covers certain specific information to help every household in America to become familiar with firearms, including the most commonly owned firearms, so that nobody will be left owning a gun they cannot or should not use, and prevent as many injuries as possible. Also, it assures that you will learn considerable information and be much more prepared to maintain your life in addition to maintaining FREE America.
Author: Daniel R. Engel
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The handgun is no longer a product purchased and used in an unaltered state. A vast assortment of accessories, including high performance sights, weapon lights and laser aiming devices have not only enhanced the handgun, they have changed the methodology and mindset of personal protection. In Handgun Training for Personal Protection: How to Choose & Use the Best Sights, Lights, Lasers & Ammunition, the first comprehensive book of its kind, shooting expert Richard A. Mann explores the world of these exciting advances and what they mean to your self-defense practices. Inside you'll find: How lasers, lights and sights are valuable in a defensive situation. Techniques for training with lasers, lights and sights that develop and reinforce effective use of the handgun in a defensive situation. A comprehensive explanation of sighting tool functionality. Information on the latest equipment options. "This book belongs in every shooter's library. Mann provides a practical, hands-on guide to working with your handgun and the equipment that goes with it. Along the way, common misconceptions are corrected, and often neglected topics are explained. This book will become your go-to reference." ~Il Ling New, Gunsite Instructor "You will read it again and again, as your defensive ability and understanding grow. Take it to heart; it just might save your life." ~Sheriff Jim Wilson, Senior Field Editor, NRA Publications
How to Choose & Use the Best Sights, Lights, Lasers & Ammunition
Author: Richard Allen Mann
Publisher: Gun Digest Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
From one of the prominent Chicano poets writing today comes a collection of poems to take your breath away. With dazzling speed and energy, Juan Felipe Herrera sends readers rocketing through verbal space in a celebration of the rhythms and textures of words that will make you want to shout, dance, and read out loud. Lika a wild ride in a fast car, Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream moves at breakneck speed, a post-Lorca journey across the new millennium terrain. Words careen through space and time, through blighted urban landscapes, past banjos and bees, past AIDS faces and mad friars, past severed heads and steel-toed border-crosser boots. To the rhythm of "The Blue Eyed Mambo that Unveils My Lover's Belly" and the sounds of the Last Mayan Acid rock band, Herrera races through the hallucinations of a nation that remains just outside of paradise. With dazzling poems that roar from the darkest corners of our minds toward an ecstatic celebration of the lushness of language, Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream is a celebration of a world that is both sacred and cruel, a world of "Poesy Chicano style undone wild" by one of the most daring poets of our time.
Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Author: Edward George Kent
At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, childlike wife, Agnes, who manages to overcome her chronic hysteria to make her appearances during “the Season”; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, Sophie, left to the care of minions; his pious brother, Henry, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the Widow Fox, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh; all this overseen by assorted preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions. Twenty years in its conception, research, and writing, The Crimson Petal and the White is teeming with life, rich in texture and incident, with characters breathtakingly real. In a class by itself, it's a big, juicy, must-read of a novel that will delight, enthrall, provoke, and entertain young and old, male and female.
Author: Michel Faber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A man stood on a streetcorner with a crimson hatbox in his hand. An archbishop approached him and asked what was in the box. "Wah Lee's skull. I cracked Vann's pete," is the enigmatic reply. From this simple encounter stems the trial of the century. The crimson box does indeed hold the skull of a long-dead Chinaman (or is it?), and the man did break into D.A. Vann's safe (or did he?) One thing is certain: a man died when the safe was cracked, and now somebody has to pay. And it just may be the man's lawyer, Elsa Moffit, attorney-at-law with no cases under her belt -- yet!
The Skull in the Box
Author: Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
When James Beardmore receives a letter demanding œ100,000 he refuses to pay - even though it is his last warning. It is his son Jack who finds him dead. Can the amazing powers of Derrick Yale, combined with the methodical patience of Inspector Parr, discover the secret of the Crimson Circle?
Author: Edgar Wallace
Publisher: House of Stratus
Category: College student newspapers and periodicals
We set them free, now we have to take them down. The Crimson Pact Volume 3 features fifteen action packed and frightening short stories, including, "That Which We Fear" by New York Times bestselling author Larry Correia, and Steven Diamond, which features Diego Santos, a bad ass marine who knows the exact time of his death, and Jarvis "Lazarus" Tombs, a federal agent who investigates the paranormal, and has the strange habit of coming come back from the dead. "The Ronin's Mark" by Donald Darling is a story from an arch demon's point of view and provides a fascinating study of what happens when a demon becomes too close to the world he is trying to destroy. "Whispers in the Code" by Patrick M. Tracy uncovers the sinister truth about the secrets found inside the internet, and those trying to stop the end of days. "Stumble and Fall" by Isaac Bell tells a tale of his famous character, John Olshoe, who recalls a time when he failed to be the hero. "Singe, Smolder, Torch, Whither" by Eric M. Bosarge is a creepy tale Stephen King could have written if he decided to write a story with a more literary style. "The Jar of Needs" by Patrick M. Tracy is about a depraved customer who will do anything for the sullen barrista he's fallen in lust with. "Monsters on the Trail" by Patrick S. Tomlinson shows us what happens when investigators find out a demon may be involved with a political campaign. "David in Disguise" by Kelly Swails takes us to a 1960's Chicago protest march where a young woman, who wants to be a journalist, finds out she may have to join the family business after all . . . and hunt demons. "Fallout from My Former Life" by Valerie Dircks proves that a young woman can never escape her past, especially at her high school prom. "The Recruit" by Craig Nybo profiles the boxing champion, Micky Atlas, in what may be his last fight . . . on Earth. EA Younker gives us a steampunk apocalypse story, "Fight" where the rebels steal an airship and take the battle to the demon-possessed bots who have destroyed their world. "The Third Eye" by Chante McCoy tells the tragic story of a failed Greek Orthodox priest in the early 1900's, who is unable to convince his countrymen that the demons are indeed coming. "A Contract Between Thieves" by Stephanie M. Loree is one of the most entertaining stories in the anthology and is set in a "Italian Renaissance steampunk meets traditional sword & sorcery world" and features a rogue named Feni, and her lover, Raf, and their travails after Feni accepts the absolutely wrong job-that feels so right. "Shen Llamo's Daughters," takes us on a trip to Tibet in a time when the old customs of the mountain people, typified by pragmatic Yumi, battle with the new religion of Buddhism, and demonic spirits roam a haunted valley in the Himalayas. "The Scarlet Cloak" by Karen Bovenmyer, which book-ends this collection and will not soon be forgotten, is about a young woman who takes revenge on her enemies by using an artifact of terrible power that may consume her in the end, or perhaps it will set her true self free.
Author: Larry Correia,Chant McCoy,Ea Younker
Publisher: Alliteration Ink
The return of the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard, could not have come at a worse time for a Malazan Empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries. Indeed, there are those who wonder whether the Empress Laseen might not be losing her grip on power as she faces increasing unrest as conquered kingdoms and principalities sense freedom once more. Into the seething cauldron of Quon Tali--the Empire's heartland--marches the Guard. With their return comes the memory of the Empire--and yet all is not well with the Guard itself. Elements within its elite, the Avowed, have set their sights on far greater power. There are ancient entities who also seek to further their own arcane ends. And what of the swordsman called Traveller who, with his companion Ereko, has gone in search of a confrontation from which none have ever returned? As the Guard prepares to wage war, so Laseen's own generals and mages, the 'Old Hands', grow impatient at what they see as her mismanagement of the Empire. But could Laseen have outwitted them all? Could she be using the uprisings to draw out and finally eliminate these last irksome survivors from the days of her illustrious predecesor, Kellanved? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Author: Ian C. Esslemont
Publisher: Tor Books
Author: Yutaka Tashiro
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
An exploration of gay culture at Harvard profiles two homosexual stereotypes from the nineteenth century and considers how they shaped the gay experience at the university. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Harvard, Homosexuality, and the Shaping of American Culture
Author: Douglass Shand-Tucci
Tharizdun, the Chanied God, has released the Voidharrow--a liquid crystal imbued with his will and all the chaos of the Abyss--into the universe, and with it comes a transformative engine of pestilence. When exposed to the Voidharrow, individuals look as though they've been stricken by disease as the Abyssal liquid twists and deforms them into chaotic demonlike creatures. Behold the Abyssal Plague! When a trading caravan manned by grafters and con men comes across a dead man in the desert they open the door to an Abyssal realm long since destroyed. As the Voidharrow takes hold of one of their companions, he begins to morph into a beast like none they have ever seen. When the stakes are raised in an attempt to defraud some of the more unsavory rulers of this cruel world, the Voidharrow comes to play a role in a move that could transform our heroes forever. From the Paperback edition.
A Dungeons & Dragons Novel
Author: Keith R.A. DeCandido
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Journal of the Illinois Archaeological Survey
Author: Dingzhu Du,Xiang-Sun Zhang
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Category: Computer algorithms