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Magic will break your heart. Mexico City, 1988: Meche is fifteen, awkward, and obsessed with music. Her world revolves around her two misfit friends, Sebastian and Daniela, and a stack of records. Then Meche discovers how to turn music into magic, and things takes a turn for the strange... Mexico City, 2009: Meche returns home for her estranged father’s funeral. Her family are trouble enough, but when she runs into Sebastian, long-buried childhood memories resurface. What really happened back then – and is there any magic left?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher: Solaris
Release: 2015-02-10
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781849978903

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A film director is dying of cancer. His greatest film would have told the story of a European village as the last hour of 999 AD approached—bringing Armageddon. Now that story will never be told. But he’s still working it out in his head, making a film that no one will ever see.

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release: 2016-11-30
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781630089658

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Jack Potter puts computer cryptography to work for the highest bidder: sometimes for private corporations, sometimes for the government. Sometimes the work is legal; if not, Jack simply raises his price. But one day, Jack discovers something cloaked in the hiss of background radiation streaming past the Earth from deep space: a message from an alien civilization. One that's eager to do business with humanity -- and its representative. Before he knows it, Jack has entered into a partnership that will open a Pandora's Box of potential profit and loss. The governments, the multinationals, and mysterious players more powerful still, all want a piece of the action -- and they're willing to kill, even wage war, to get it. Now Jack is entangled shifting web of deceit and intrigue in which no one, not even his closest friends, can be trusted. For Earth's cloak-and-dagger business practices are writ large in the heavens...and hostile takeovers are just as common across light years as they are across boardroom tables.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Eric S. Nylund
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 1999-06-01
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 0380792923

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"One of the more momentous books of the decade."—The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball to global pandemics, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Nate Silver
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2012-09-27
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101595954

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Genre: Improvisation (Music)
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2008
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCSD:31822037781812

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Genre: Radio
Author: E. F. Florman
Publisher:
Release: 1962
File: 182 Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112106608760

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Genre: Pulse frequency modulation
Author: Hiroshi Akima
Publisher:
Release: 1976
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:20000003218860

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Genre: Radio
Author: United States. National Bureau of Standards
Publisher:
Release: 1962
File: 182 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015077289356

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Genre: Amplitude modulation
Author: Jesse W. Nye
Publisher:
Release: 2008
File: 94 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:298845882

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Genre: Infrared imaging
Author: Paul J. Curran
Publisher:
Release: 1988
File: 25 Pages
ISBN-13: NASA:31769000583438

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