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Free-Wrench Collection

By Joseph R. Lallo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Joseph R. Lallo
  • Isbn : 1370112572
  • Pages : 433
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 344
  • File Pdf: free-wrench-collection.pdf

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Steam-powered airships rule the skies in a world blanketed by a toxic fug. Join Nita, Lil, Coop, Cap’n Mack, and the rest of the Wind Breaker crew in a steampunk adventure that will leave you reeling. Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1 combines the first three novels of this exciting steampunk series into one amazing anthology. Here’s what you get: Free-Wrench - Beyond the islands of Caldera the world is a vicious place. A terrible calamity has poisoned the land. Those too ruthless or stubborn to die have crafted steam-powered mechanical wonders and taken to the sky. Yet somewhere in that wretched land there is a cure for a dire disease. With the eccentric crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker, Nita Graus means to find that cure, whatever the price. Skykeep - Several months have passed since Nita Graus left her home in Caldera to soar with the crew of the Wind Breaker, and life is anything but easy. Their prior exploits have earned them quite a reputation among surface-dwellers and made them a perpetual target of the manipulative residents of the fug. Now a new plot could split the crew and ground the Wind Breaker once and for all. Ichor Well - Ever since Nita joined the Wind Breaker crew, the airship's reputation has been growing. The destruction of the mighty dreadnought and the escape from the legendary Skykeep have made the crew the stuff of legend. Alas, legendary heroes always attract worthy villains. Luscious P. Alabaster strives to be just that foe. The Free-Wrench series is an ongoing steampunk adventure from Joseph R. Lallo, author of The Book of Deacon and Big Sigma series.

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  • File Pdf: the-non-verbal-type-of-small-clauses-in-english-and-lithuanian.pdf

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The study The Non-verbal Type of Small Clauses in English and Lithuanian is one of the first attempts to apply the methods of generative grammar to the analysis of a fragment of Lithuanian grammar, i.e., constructions with secondary predicates of the type V [NP1 NP2] and V [NP1 AP], the sub-strings [NP1 NP2] and [NP1 AP] of which in generative works are usually called small clauses. The investigation is contrastive; the evidence of Lithuanian is compared with that of English. Whereas the syntactic study of secondary predicates in English has a certain tradition, traditional Lithuanian grammar does not have a single notion to what is known elsewhere as secondary predicates. In Lithuanian traditional grammar secondary predicates are usually referred to as a part of compound nominal predicates, predicative attributes, a part of complex objects and are not singled out as a distinct category but are given different, often contradictory treatments. Thus the research can be considered pioneering work as far as Lithuanian is concerned. It not only contributes to the theoretical discussion about the adequate way of dealing with secondary predicates in Government and Binding framework, but can also be considered instrumental in propagating modern methods of syntactic analysis in tradition-ridden Lithuanian grammar. The present work addresses an important problem whether the Lithuanian and English constructions under investigation express a subject-predicate relationship and form a constituent and can be described as having the syntactic function of a clause. For this purpose, the syntactic and semantic as well as clausal properties of the sequences [NP1 NP2] and [NP1 AP] in the two languages under consideration are discussed. The clausal properties of the sub-strings [NP1 NP2] and [NP1 AP] are investigated on the basis of the presence of agreement features, sentence negation, the resemblance to full clauses, theta-role assignment, word order, and applying sentence constituency tests.

Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System

By Dennis C. Brewer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 0071775161
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 920
  • File Pdf: build-your-own-free-to-air.pdf

Book Summary:

LEGALLY TAP INTO ABSOLUTELY FREE SATELLITE TV! Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air television programming with ease. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to affordably put together your own subscription-free home entertainment center from start to finish. Find out how to choose the right components, set up a satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system. You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio. Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way. Comprehensive lists of technical terms and definitions, available channels and satellites, and dish-aiming steps are also included in this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Equipment, component, and tool selection Satellite dish and FTA receiver installation Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 sound Dish alignment and synchronization Local over-the-air channel reception Video over the Internet and movies on demand DVD players, DVRs, PCs, and VCRs Mobile, RV, and remote Free-to-Air TV

Paradoxes and Dragons Volume 2

By Joseph R. Lallo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Joseph R. Lallo
  • Isbn : 1005029466
  • Pages : 273
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 254
  • File Pdf: paradoxes-and-dragons-volume-2.pdf

Book Summary:

Dragons that hoard pillows? Legendary squirrel adventures? Sometimes short stories get a little experimental. Paradoxes and Dragons Volume 2 is a collection of ten novellas and short stories spanning the sci-fi and fantasy spectrum. A time travel front masquerading as an antique shop? High tech dragon engineers? Inside these pages you’ll find fun one-shots and eagerly anticipated sequels to stories in the first anthology. Paradoxes and Dragons Volume 2 includes: -Uncle Easy: A post-apocalyptic sequel to Wasteland* -Comfortable Dragon: A knight seeks to battle the coziest dragon in the kingdom -Time Loop: A successful time travel experiment makes an intern’s day very complicated -Dragons in Space: Space suits plus dragons, what’s not to like? -The Dwarfendam Run: A weary musician faces a mechanical gauntlet -The Front Way: A fan-voted sequel to The Back Way* -The Pencil Hoarder: A little dragon learns a thing or two about what the human world has to offer -Soft Summoned: Sometimes summoning a demon can go adorably wrong -The Tale of Amberbelly: Sometimes adventure is a matter of perspective -Weird Nothing: The novelization of the short lived webcomic of the same name by Joseph R. Lallo and Adam J. Hall *Available in Paradoxes and Dragons Volume 1

3D Motion of Rigid Bodies

By Ernesto Olguín Díaz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030042758
  • Pages : 474
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 602
  • File Pdf: 3d-motion-of-rigid-bodies.pdf

Book Summary:

This book offers an excellent complementary text for an advanced course on the modelling and dynamic analysis of multi-body mechanical systems, and provides readers an in-depth understanding of the modelling and control of robots. While the Lagrangian formulation is well suited to multi-body systems, its physical meaning becomes paradoxically complicated for single rigid bodies. Yet the most advanced numerical methods rely on the physics of these single rigid bodies, whose dynamic is then given among multiple formulations by the set of the Newton–Euler equations in any of their multiple expression forms. This book presents a range of simple tools to express in succinct form the dynamic equation for the motion of a single rigid body, either free motion (6-dimension), such as that of any free space navigation robot or constrained motion (less than 6-dimension), such as that of ground or surface vehicles. In the process, the book also explains the equivalences of (and differences between) the different formulations.

Advances in Robot Kinematics: Analysis and Control

By Jadran Lenarčič,Manfred L. Husty
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9401590648
  • Pages : 582
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 874
  • File Pdf: advances-in-robot-kinematics.pdf

Book Summary:

The contributions in this book were presented at the sixth international symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics organised in June/July 1998 in Strobl/Salzburg in Austria. The preceding symposia of the series took place in Ljubljana (1988), Linz (1990), Ferrara (1992), Ljubljana (1994), and Piran (1996). Ever since its first event, ARK has attracted the most outstanding authors in the area and managed to create a perfect combination of professionalism and friendly athmosphere. We are glad to observe that, in spite of a strong competition of many international conferences and meetings, ARK is continuing to grow in terms of the number of participants and in terms of its scientific impact. In its ten years, ARK has contributed to develop a remarkable scientific community in the area of robot kinematics. The last four symposia were organised under the patronage of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms -IFToMM. interest to researchers, doctoral students and teachers, The book is of engineers and mathematicians specialising in kinematics of robots and mechanisms, mathematical modelling, simulation, design, and control of robots. It is divided into sections that were found as the prevalent areas of the contemporary kinematics research. As it can easily be noticed, an important part of the book is dedicated to various aspects of the kinematics of parallel mechanisms that persist to be one of the most attractive areas of research in robot kinematics.

Maiko Masquerade

By Jan Bardsley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520968948
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 460
  • File Pdf: maiko-masquerade.pdf

Book Summary:

Maiko Masquerade explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Jan Bardsley traces how the maiko, long stigmatized as a victim of sexual exploitation, emerges in the 2000s as the chaste keeper of Kyoto’s classical artistic traditions. Insider accounts by maiko and geisha, their leaders and fans, show pride in the training, challenges, and rewards maiko face. No longer viewed as a toy for men’s amusement, she serves as catalyst for women’s consumer fun. This change inspires stories of ordinary girls—and even one boy—striving to embody the maiko ideal, engaging in masquerades that highlight questions of personal choice, gender performance, and national identity.

Top Level Player

By Joseph R. Lallo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Joseph R. Lallo
  • Isbn : 1005873240
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 621
  • File Pdf: top-level-player.pdf

Book Summary:

The bad news? You died. The good news? You have an extra life! After a terminal diagnosis, Jazz had nothing to lose in testing a prototype brain scanner, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. Now she’s locked in a digital afterlife called The After-Image. How did she end up in this chaotic post-life roleplaying game? Is there a way out? She’ll have to find some friends and gain some levels, but one way or another Jazz is determined to get to the bottom of things. Top Level Player is a pop-culture nostalgia-fest by Joseph R. Lallo, combining the wit of Free-Wrench and Big Sigma with deep pull references from the 80s and 90s.

Will's True Wish

By Grace Burrowes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1492621099
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 725
  • File Pdf: will-s-true-wish.pdf

Book Summary:

A USA Today Bestseller! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes continues her True Gentlemen Regency series in this enchanting "accidentally in love" romance It's a dog's life... Will Dorning, as an earl's spare, has accepted the thankless duty of managing his rambunctious younger siblings, though Will's only true companions are the dogs he's treasured since boyhood. When aristocratic London is plagued with a series of dognappings, Will's brothers are convinced that he's the only person who can save the stolen canines from an awful fate. But the lady's choice... Shy, bookish Lady Susannah Haddonfield has no patience with loud, smelly beasts of any species, but must appear to like dogs so as not to offend her sister's only marital prospect. Susannah turns to Will, an acquaintance from her most awkward adolescent years, to teach her how to impersonate a dog fancier. Will has long admired Susannah, though he lacks the means to offer for her, and yet as they work together to rescue the purloined pets, it's loyal, dashing Will who steals Susannah's heart. True Gentlemen series: Tremaine's True Love (Book 1) Daniels' True Desire (Book 2) Will's True Wish (Book 3) Praise for Tremaine's True Love: [A] fast-paced love story with nuances of humor and poignancy, astute dialogue, passion and sensuality".-RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick! "Burrowes's first True Gentlemen Regency is as thoughtful as it is romantic...The protagonists are brilliantly drawn, with plenty of romantic drama and witty repartee." -Publishers Weekly

Dictionary of verb roots in Fulfulde dialects

By
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : KARTHALA Editions
  • Isbn : 9782865378630
  • Pages : 894
  • Category : Fula language
  • Reads : 192
  • File Pdf: dictionary-of-verb-roots-in-fulfulde-dialects.pdf

Book Summary:

La langue peule appartient au groupe atlantique occidental de la famille Niger-Congo. Son extension géographique et son importance culturelle en font une des principales langues de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Les Peuls se rencontrent dans tous les pays de la zone sahélienne, du Sénégal au Tchad et au Cameroun, avec des poussées vers le nord (Mauritanie, Soudan), le sud (Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Bénin) et le centre (Centrafrique). Cependant, leur répartition est fort disparate : blocs homogènes reflets de grandes formations étatiques anciennes, petits noyaux isolés au sein d'autres populations, diaspora de groupes de pasteurs nomades, autant de situations qui expliquent qu'aire linguistique et aire de peuplement ne se recoupent pas toujours. Ici, des Peuls ont délaissé leur langue, là des non-Peuls ont assimilé langue et culture peules, ailleurs encore, le peul est devenu langue véhiculaire. De tout cela, résulte une forte dialectalisation. Ce dictionnaire trilingue (peul-français-anglais) recense les racines verbales relevées dans les quatre zones dialectales les plus denses de l'aire peule (Sénégal, Mali, Nigeria et Cameroun). Le système de présentation adopté permet de repérer les variations dialectales tant phonétiques que sémantiques et d'identifier le stock de racines qui est commun à l'ensemble des dialectes. Il intéresse donc aussi bien les dialectologues que les institutions engagées dans l'élaboration de matériel pédagogique en cette langue.