Stratus Online


Author: Drew Cordell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974588688


Page: 424

View: 835

Edwin Morris has been playing Sakarn Online almost his whole life, in fact, most people have. While he considers himself a skilled player, he never could really find the time to take his game to the next level and pay the bills. After he is finally pushed over the edge with his job at Burger Planet, Edwin stumbles upon a man representing a game company called Stratus Labs. Edwin is offered a lucrative position within the company to test and beat Stratus Online, an incredible, fully-immersive MMO designed to dethrone Sakarn Online. Edwin will have to unite with his friends and compete against other teams, but not everything is as it seems within Stratus Labs and the stakes are much higher than he could have ever imagined. With the clock ticking, will Edwin have what it takes to complete the seemingly insurmountable task of beating Stratus Online before it's too late? Stratus Online: Awakening is the first book in a LitRPG series featuring awesome game mechanics, an epic, high-stakes quest, and lots of legendary loot.

Absolute Knowledge

Author: Drew Cordell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535560467


Page: 392

View: 5496

It's amazing how significantly our lives can change in such a short amount of time. Whether it's a fateful meeting with an old friend, a chance encounter, or an epiphany that seems to materialize from thin air, the lifelong chain of events that follow forever set us on a different path. My life changed in a matter of minutes. The choices I made led me to a life of crime and caused me to become the worst sort of criminal; I became a traitor to the country of New York. For better or worse, the path my life has taken is irreversible. I've killed, I've died, and I've risked my life in attempt to destroy a society built on over one hundred years of lies and corruption. Though I have regrets, I'm proud of the way I handled things. My name is Jacob Ashton, and this is my story. Absolute Knowledge is the first of a trilogy which takes place in a dark, futuristic New York City set in 2146. The country of New York is divided into three physical tiers and the faceless Government is working to establish Absolute Knowledge. Working as Thinkers, the citizens of the Slums are paid for their thoughts and given vouchers needed to sustain their cost of living. Since the Government controls almost everything, most citizens are forced to either work as Thinkers or turn to a life of disconnect from society under the harshest of conditions. In Absolute Knowledge, every thought has a price.

A History of Self-Harm in Britain

A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing

Author: Chris Millard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137529628

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 904

This book is open access under a CC BY license and charts the rise and fall of various self-harming behaviours in twentieth-century Britain. It puts self-cutting and overdosing into historical perspective, linking them to the huge changes that occur in mental and physical healthcare, social work and wider politics.

A Game Called Quest

Author: S. J. Larsson

Publisher: Severed Press

ISBN: 9781925711714

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 3511

March 16th, 1982, a day that Donny has been waiting and planning for. Launch Day for Pac-Man on the Atari 2600! But an early start, endless queuing and a mad dash comes to nothing when bully Brian, who has been after Donny for years, steals his copy in the store. In an effort to cheer Donny up, his older sister, Amanda, takes him and his newfound compadre, Kevin, to an odd little shop downtown where the shop keep rents them an Atari game called Quest--and it is like nothing the three of them have seen before. They become sensually immersed in the world of Quintarria with the shop keep's 3D controller contraption hooked to Donny's Atari, and in this world, Donny, Amanda, and Kevin must defeat the evil overlord Serranti and bring peace to the land for the Elves, freeing them from the oppression of the dark Elves. While they race to finish the game, Brian and his cohorts try to keep the unlikely trio from finishing the game's quest to free the Elves of Quintarria. Donny must not only save Quintarria and Earth, but find a way to stop Brian's ongoing torment.

101+ Careers in Gerontology, Second Edition

Author: C. Joanne Grabinski, MA, ABD, FAGHE,Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826120091

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 8460

"101+ Careers is rich with useful information. I highly recommend the book for any student, emerging, or re-careering professional exploring their options for a career in gerontology and the resources they may need to go about pursuing it." Jarmin Yeh, Institute for Health and Aging and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco American Society on Aging Blog Describes a wealth of diverse career opportunities in gerontology and how to prepare for them How do you know if a career in gerontology is right for you? What opportunities exist in the field? Completely updated to reflect significant changes to policy and management of resources, the second edition of 101 Careers in Gerontology provides a wealth of helpful and timely guidance in this rapidly growing field. Written for all levels of job seekers ranging from community college students to credential-seeking professionals, the book outlines a multitude of opportunities that dovetail with careers ranging from sociologist and home care agency administrator to architect and documentary filmmaker. Interviews with practitioners provide insight into job particulars and the experience of starting out with a degree versus on-the-job learning. The book describes five emerging gerontology-related fields, updates already existing job profiles including salary scales, and includes many new careers and their education requirements. New interviews are replete with advice and job search tips. Surprising additions to the list of career profiles include financial planner for elders, custom clothier, health coach, social or cultural historian, travel/tourism specialist, senior theater director, and many others. This second edition encompasses career changes and opportunities resulting from the newly created Administration for Community Living, and those influenced by policy changes in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Also new to the second edition are lists of gerontology professional organizations that can be helpful career search resources and links to professional organizations and other websites specific to each career profile. Changes to the Second Edition Include: Many new careers and their education requirements Updated job profiles including salary scales A description of three types of gerontology career pathsand how to prepare for them Coverage of such emerging fields as entrepreneurial gerontology, global aging, journalism and aging, and urban gerontology Career changes resulting from policy changes in relevant government agencies Lists of professional organizations and websites specific to each career profile 13 new interviews and 12 interviews updated from first edition Information about national, international, and local gerontology organizations including student and new professional member sections Updated and expanded glossary of acronyms


Author: Plato Stratus

Publisher: Winston-Derek Publishers

ISBN: 9781555236106

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 248

View: 6841

Lost somewhere between the Kent State shootings and the death of the light-track, this is the story of a boy, his girl, two buddies, growing up, falling in love, and that fine line which separates sanity from insanity.

Online Information ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Information storage and retrieval systems

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Y2K Family Survival Guide

A Complete Action Manual for Your Y2K Lifeboat

Author: Avian M. Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558537187

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 9417

Discusses possible consequences of the Y2K computer problem and outlines precautionary measures, including storing food and water and finding alternate sources of power

The Awakening

Author: Kate Chopin

Publisher: Kate Chopin

ISBN: 6050462542

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8846

The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics. The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern masterpieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams.

Shadow of the Titanic

The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145167158X

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 3565

IN the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the icy waters of the North Atlantic reverberated with the desperate screams of more than 1,500 men, women, and children—passengers of the once majestic liner Titanic. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, an even more awful silence settled over the sea. The sights and sounds of that night would haunt each of the vessel’s 705 survivors for the rest of their days. Although we think we know the story of Titanic—the famously luxurious and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—very little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did they come to remember that night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and diaries as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives in the years that followed. Andrew Wilson brings to life the colorful voices of many of those who lived to tell the tale, from famous survivors like Madeleine Astor (who became a bride, a widow, an heiress, and a mother all within a year), Lady Duff Gordon, and White Star Line chairman J. Bruce Ismay, to lesser known second- and third-class passengers such as the Navratil brothers—who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their father. Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, Shadow of the Titanic adds an important new dimension to our understanding of this enduringly fascinating story.

International Online Information Meeting

Author: David I. Raitt,Ben Jeapes,Learned Information (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780904933888

Category: Information storage and retrieval systems

Page: 654

View: 3412

Zbornik referatov o načinih in pripomočkih online poizvedovanja v bazah podatkov.

Doctor In The House

Author: Richard Gordon

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755146948

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 1110

Richard Gordon's acceptance into St Swithan's came as no surprise. However, it was a shock to discover that, once there, he would have to work. Fortunately, life proved not to be all work and no play. This hilarious hospital comedy is for anyone who wonders what medical students get up to. Just don't read it on the way to the doctor's!

The Case Of The Smoking Chimney

Author: Erle Stanley Gardner

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755140575

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 5009

A crafty businessman arrives incognito in a small town, where he takes up residence at a cabin. Using another name he starts buying up property. When he is found dead in his mountain cabin there is no shortage of suspects. Amateur detective Gramps Wiggins has to piece together the clues.

The Billy Cobham Real Book

C Instruments

Author: Billy Cobham

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 154001441X

Category: Music

Page: 104

View: 5218

(Fake Book). 16 songs from musical explorer and drummer extraordinaire Billy Cobham in the favored Real Book style: AC/DC * Crosswind * The Dancer * Desiccated Coconuts * Heather * Le Lis * Light at the End of the Tunnel * Mirage * Moon Germs * Obliquely Speaking * Panama * The Pleasant Pheasant * Radioactive * Red Baron * Stratus * To the Woman in My Life.

Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems

Author: Louise F Spiteri

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1783300698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 3256

This book shows you how to harness the power of linked data and web-scale discovery systems to manage and link widely varied content across your library collection. Libraries are increasingly using web-scale discovery systems to help clients find a wide assortment of library materials, including books, journal articles, special collections, archival collections, videos, music and open access collections. Depending on the library material catalogued, the discovery system might need to negotiate different metadata standards, such as AACR, RDA, RAD, FOAF, VRA Core, METS, MODS, RDF and more. In Managing Metadata in Web-Scale Discovery Systems, editor Louise Spiteri and a range of international experts show you how to: - maximize the effectiveness of web-scale discovery systems - provide a smooth and seamless discovery experience to your users - help users conduct searches that yield relevant results - manage the sheer volume of items to which you can provide access, so your users can actually find what they need - maintain shared records that reflect the needs, languages, and identities of culturally and ethnically varied communities - manage metadata both within, across, and outside, library discovery tools by converting your library metadata to linked open data that all systems can access - manage user generated metadata from external services such as Goodreads and LibraryThing - mine user generated metadata to better serve your users in areas such as collection development or readers’ advisory. The book will be essential reading for cataloguers, technical services and systems librarians and library and information science students studying modules on metadata, cataloguing, systems design, data management, and digital libraries. The book will also be of interest to those managing metadata in archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions.

Climate System Dynamics and Modelling

Author: Hugues Goosse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316033503

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5606

This textbook presents all aspects of climate system dynamics, on all timescales from the Earth's formation to modern human-induced climate change. It discusses the dominant feedbacks and interactions between all the components of the climate system: atmosphere, ocean, land surface and ice sheets. It addresses one of the key challenges for a course on the climate system: students can come from a range of backgrounds. A glossary of key terms is provided for students with little background in the climate sciences, whilst instructors and students with more expertise will appreciate the book's modular nature. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter for readers to test their understanding. This textbook will be invaluable for any course on climate system dynamics and modeling, and will also be useful for scientists and professionals from other disciplines who want a clear introduction to the topic.

Today Is Ours

Author: Netta Muskett

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 075514967X

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 3985

A bride’s dilemma faces Veronica. On the eve of her wedding she faces the agonising choice. Marriage to Sir Norman Brake would mean riches and a comfortable lifestyle, but where is the love? On the other hand, marriage to Dan would certainly be based in love, but what else? There will be no going back and the decision now has to be made.