Only 1 can win the crown. All five books in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in this beautiful paperback box set. In Cass's first three books, we learned about the Selection and were introduced to America Singer, a spirited seventeen-year-old girl who is forced to compete for the chance to be her country's next princess. In The Heir and The Crown, fans were introduced to a new era. Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon's daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Own the full set of Kiera Cass's bestselling Selection series now!
The first four books in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in one ebook collection! For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. And in The Heir, see how the story continues once America has found her happily ever after. Includes: The Selection The Elite The One The Heir
The three books of the #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are available together for the first time, along with the first two novellas in the series. Perfect for gift givers and for fans new to the series, this is the only way to get all five stories in one bundle. The Selection: 35 girls. 1 crown. The competition of a lifetime. Kiera Cass's bestselling debut is a lush and romantic tale about one girl choosing between two loves—and two very different lives. The Elite: 35 girls came to the palace. Only 6 remain. In this sequel to The Selection, America Singer has grown closer to Prince Maxon and is among the top six contenders for his heart—but she isn't sure she's ready to be a princess. The One: 35 girls entered the Selection. Only 1 can win. In this thrilling third novel, America must finally choose between Prince Maxon and her first love, Aspen—but her time to choose may have run out. The Prince: This novella takes readers inside Prince Maxon's world before the Selection began, when there was another girl in his life. The Guard: This novella takes readers inside Aspen's world as a guard at the castle, where he is forced to watch his true love fall for someone else.
This beautiful box set includes the first four books in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. Only one can win the crown. For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The chance to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Author: John F. Nash
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2008-02-29
What is Christianity? Who was Jesus Christ? What relevance does Christianity have in a post-Christian age? Why are there so many Christian sects, and what are the prospects for bringing them together? Does Christianity have a future? Am I a Christian? Are you? Christianity: the One, the Many, offers encouraging answers and options for modern spiritual seekers. This second volume focuses on western Christianity from 1000 CE onward. Decline of the medieval church led to the Reformation and emergence of the Lutheran, Calvinist and Anglican Churches. Baptists and Methodists soon followed, and in due course the charismatic movement. The scientific revolution and the Enlightenment challenged Christianitys very foundations and produced innovative religious forms, like Deism and Transcendentalism. Meanwhile, esoteric Christianity has established itself as a further option. A bold new vision is offered that honors the diversity within Christianity as well as a transcendent, unifying reality, the Body of Christ. Seven spiritual paths are identified which offer all sincere Christians opportunities to express personal and collective aspirations. Archetypal in nature, and cutting across denominational boundaries, they are: Devotion, Ceremony, Knowledge, Service, Healing, Activism and Renunciation. The unifying reality is a larger archetype, the Ekklesia, visualized as a great Cathedral into which all are invited to open themselves to the Divine, love their neighbor, humbly seek truth, and work to make the world a better place. A masterpiece of research, insight and faith A must-read for believers and nonbelievers alike. Now I know theres a place in Christianity for me Front cover shows the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photograph courtesy of Helen C. Nash
Author: James L. Voris
Release Date: 2010-08
Geo is a handsome 25-year-old Italian want-a-be aristocrat of 1465 that pines for a chance to trade in the riches of the Far East. An old Arab offers him a secret map to China that is his chance to gain wealth and power. The map is his special ticket to an incredible valley, where life is extended thousands of years. He finds a fantastic love awaits, beyond anything he can imagine and in fourteen short years he fathers thousands of children. He learns to understand life, love and passion beyond the possessive, hurtful, demanding nature of â€œloveâ€ in the outside world. But, the gift of extended life carries a big price. As they drink â€œThe Watersâ€ all gradually become sterile. Aliens are the true reason for the sterility as well as extended life, but the aliens never came across a planet where sex is a means of procreation and they too must learn to co-exist in an open symbiotic relationship. Follow Geo in this thought stimulating and exciting sensual adventure in a place called â€œThe Valley.â€
Author: Barbara Obermeier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements13 Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or neverleave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photosthan you ever dreamed possible. With the help of PhotoshopElements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photosand turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help youget to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, includingexamining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewingimages on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring,saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to nextlevel and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices,specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing colormodes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managingcolor, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and somuch more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles andeffects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, andclarity, and composite with Photomerge. Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editingsoftware, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allowdigital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond thebasics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in atmore than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One ForDummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market.Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors,long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decadesspecializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide isjam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share,and organize digital images. Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packedreference Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latestrelease, Photoshop Elements 13 Richly illustrated in full color and brimming witheasy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color,brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digitalphoto scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniqueswith a powerful image-editing software program, PhotoshopElements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything youneed—and more.
Author: Edward Winterhalder
Publisher: Blockhead City Inc
Release Date: 2005-10-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This eBook (Part One) is the first half of the hardcover book, and contains approximately 99,000 words and 80 color photos. “OUT IN BAD STANDINGS” is a slang term for banishment which is used by all 1%er outlaw motorcycle clubs when a member leaves the club of his own volition or is expelled, and the remaining members are not happy with the actual reason that the member left the club. In the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, the term “OUT IN BAD STANDINGS” is their version of being banished to motorcycle club member hell, for an ex-member that has been deemed “OUT IN BAD STANDINGS” is no longer allowed to associate with any member of the Bandidos nor attend any Bandido function. In this expose of his life as a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, Edward “Connecticut Ed” Winterhalder allows the reader a rare look into how major decisions were made by Bandido leaders all over the world, how the Bandidos expanded into the worldwide dynasty they are today, and how the Bandido machine operates on a day-to-day basis. While a member of the largest 1%er motorcycle club in the world, Connecticut Ed was privy to much information about the inside workings of the club and what the future held for it. Regularly assigned projects by the club’s international leader, he was responsible for defusing the war between the Hells Angels and Rock Machine in Canada, establishing new Bandido and support club chapters worldwide, organizing the club into a well-oiled machine, and mediating internal power struggles between club members. As founder, President and Secretary of the Bandidos’ Oklahoma chapter, for the first time in history, Connecticut Ed is your personal guide as you learn what it takes to establish a new Bandidos chapter and keep it running for the first few years of its life. In his thirty years of riding and/or associating with various 1%er outlaw motorcycle clubs, he gives the reader a unique inside look into the world of today’s 1%er motorcycle clubs. In his last few years with the Bandidos, Connecticut Ed realized that the club’s ideology was changing due to the fact that methamphetamine use was now becoming an accepted part of everyday club life. After failing to alter the destructive course the club was on, he left the Bandidos Oklahoma chapter in September 2003 “OUT IN GOOD STANDINGS”. But because of the wealth of information he possessed about the inner workings of the club, Connecticut Ed’s “out” status was changed to “OUT IN BAD STANDINGS” by the world President of the Bandidos just before Thanksgiving 2003. Was he that much of a threat to the worldwide leadership of the Bandidos? Find out for yourself by reading this book……
Fall in love—from the very beginning. Discover the first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn. For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. Don't miss the next books in Kiera Cass's popular series, including The Elite, The One, The Heir, and The Crown.
For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features.Learning the vi Editor is a complete guide to text editing withvi. Topics new to the sixth edition include multiscreen editing and coverage of fourviclones: vim, elvis, nvi, and vile and their enhancements to vi, such as multi-window editing, GUI interfaces, extended regular expressions, and enhancements for programmers. A new appendix describes vi's place in the Unix and Internet cultures.Quickly learn the basics of editing, cursor movement, and global search and replacement. Then take advantage of the more subtle power of vi. Extend your editing skills by learning to use ex, a powerful line editor, from within vi. For easy reference, the sixth edition also includes a command summary at the end of each appropriate chapter.Topics covered include: Basic editing Moving around in a hurry Beyond the basics Greater power with ex Global search and replacement Customizing vi and ex Command shortcuts Introduction to the vi clones' extensions The nvi, elvis, vim, and vile editors Quick reference to vi and ex commands vi and the Internet
Author: Roland Hess
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Blender Foundations is the definitive resource for getting started with 3D art in Blender, one of the most popular 3D/Animation tools on the market . With the expert insight and experience of Roland Hess, noted Blender expert and author, animators and artists will learn the basics starting with the revised 2.6 interface, modeling tools, sculpting, lighting and materials through rendering, compositing and video editing. Some of the new features covered include the completely re-thought interface, the character animation and keying system, and the smoke simulator. More than just a tutorial guide, "Blender Foundations" covers the philosophy behind this ingenious software that so many 3D artists are turning to today. Start working today with Blender with the accompanying web site which includes all of the projects and support files alongside videos, step-by-step screenshots of the trickier tutorials, as well as a direct links to official resources like the Blender download site and artist forums.
Author: Mr. Calixte Ahokpossi
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Release Date: 2014-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics
This paper uses the propensity matching score approach to assess the impact of the IMF’s debt limits policy (DLP) on borrowing behavior in countries eligible to borrow from its concessional lending window. The paper finds that countries under the DLP borrow significantly higher amounts of concessional resources. However, there is no evidence that the DLP significantly impacts the level of non-concessional borrowing nor the terms of such borrowing. This result is confirmed by the heterogeneity analysis, suggesting that the level of development, rather than concessionality requirements, is the key driver of non-concessional borrowing.
Author: Evangelos Triantaphyllou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-09-10
This book outlines the core theory and practice of data mining and knowledge discovery (DM & KD) examining theoretical foundations for various methods, and presenting an array of examples, many drawn from real-life applications. Most theoretical developments are accompanied by extensive empirical analysis, offering a deep insight into both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject. The book presents the combined research experiences of 40 expert contributors of world renown.
Author: Franco Maloberti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-05-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This book is the first graduate-level textbook presenting a comprehensive treatment of Data Converters. It provides comprehensive definition of the parameters used to specify data converters, and covers all the architectures used in Nyquist-rate data converters. The book uses Simulink and Matlab extensively in examples and problem sets. This is a textbook that is also essential for engineering professionals as it was written in response to a shortage of organically organized material on the topic. The book assumes a solid background in analog and digital circuits as well as a working knowledge of simulation tools for circuit and behavioral analysis.