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.
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!
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: 2008-02-14
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? The two volumes of Christianity: the One, the Many, offer encouraging answers and options for modern spiritual seekers. This first volume focuses on the life and teachings of Jesus and the evolution of Christianity over its first millennium. The institutional church of the Middle Ages imposed standardized beliefs and practices in place of the spontaneity and pluralism of apostolic times. But standardization was never complete, and alternative religious forms survived. The Gnostic, Celtic, Coptic, and Cathar Churches represent important variants. Finally, in the 11th century, mainstream Christianity split into western and eastern branches. The organizational structure, clerical roles, doctrines and religious practices of the medieval church are studied in some detail, laying groundwork for the examination of western Christianity in Volume 2. The major variants are discussed, as well as the development of the Eastern Orthodox Churches through modern times. The exploration of religious forms that may be less familiar to western readers provides a glimpse into how Christianity as a whole might have developedand directions it could take in the future. Insertion of little-known facts helps bring the historical survey alive. 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
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.
Paving the Way for an Open Service Market We live in an age when powerful communications technology is becoming available to everyone. From our home we can send and receive not only analogue voice, but also growing volumes of digital information and even intelligence in the form of agents. We are becoming increasingly mobile and are expecting the same level of connectivity in the home, in the office, and on the road. The regulatory and commercial environment in which we communicate is changing. The telecommunications market is becoming increasingly competitive. The Internet is erasing the borders between information technology and telecommunications. And the way we do business is ever more dominated by electronic exchanges of information. Is our technology ready for the open market of networks and services? Can we manage the growing complexity of computing and telecommunications technology and place it at the service of the people? The challenge for the research community is to develop the tools and techniques that will ultimately bring the full power of communications and information to everyone, in a way that everyone can easily use. The Sixth International Conference on Intelligence in Services and Networks (IS&N’99) is all about technology for paving the way to the open services market. Since the first IS&N conference in 1992 the focus of the IS&N program has continually shifted. We see existing technologies maturing while new ones emerge, but the bottom line has always been putting technology at the service of the people.
Author: Mark Chen
Publisher: Amherst Media
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Pairing photographic creativity with digital-manipulation techniques, this unique manual teaches the use of Photoshop to design artful, distinctive, and compelling wedding albums. Showing that the artistic process need not stop at the click of the shutter, the steps for album creation are detailed reviewing the images, forming a story line, and conveying the tale through well-designed montages. Offering 10 projects with varying levels of complexity and covering diverse skill sets, step-by-step techniques are demonstrated with detailed screen shots--
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
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.
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: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Release Date: 2006
This report presents the recommendations of the WHO Expert Committee responsible for updating the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines. The first part provides a brief description of the Open Session of the Committee followed by updates on the Model Formulary and the Essential Medicines Library the Priority Medicines Project and current activities in the field of rational use. There are also progress reports on the review of essential medicines for reproductive health and of the New Emergency Health Kit. The second part presents summaries of the Committee's considerations and justifications for the various deletions additions and changes to the Model List. Annexes to the main report include the 14th WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and a list of all items on the Model List sorted according to their 5-level Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification codes.