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release date: Sep 22, 2014
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Soil Strength and Slope Stability
The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stability and safety

Soil Strength and Slope Stability, Second Edition presents the latest thinking and techniques in the assessment of natural and man-made slopes, and the factors that cause them to survive or crumble. Using clear, concise language and practical examples, the book explains the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering as applied to slopes and embankments. The new second edition includes a thorough discussion on the use of analysis software, providing the background to understand what the software is doing, along with several methods of manual analysis that allow readers to verify software results. The book also includes a new case study about Hurricane Katrina failures at 17th Street and London Avenue Canal, plus additional case studies that frame the principles and techniques described.

Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnical engineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project, especially highway development. Soil Strength and Slope Stability fills the gap in industry literature by providing practical information on the subject without including extraneous theory that may distract from the application. This balanced approach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field, while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-level text. Topics include:

  • Mechanics of soil and limit equilibrium procedures
  • Analyzing slope stability, rapid drawdown, and partial consolidation
  • Safety, reliability, and stability analyses
  • Reinforced slopes, stabilization, and repair

The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure and stability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix of slope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is to public safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practical action is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in the classroom and in the field.

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release date: Jul 04, 2016
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Fresh Fear: An Anthology of Macabre Horror
FRESH FEAR: An Anthology of Macabre Horror is a collection of horror selected by editor William Cook, from some of the genre's best writers of dark fiction. This anthology has 28 stories of horror that deal with the psychological and emotional realm of human fear.

In the introduction, a selection from W.J. Renehan's The Art of Darkness: Meditations on the Effect of Horror Fiction, we are reminded that, "Horror serves to reconnect us with our primal selves, provides temporary respite from the droning conditions of modern life." In Fresh Fear: An Anthology of Macabre Horror, tales steeped in psychological horror sit alongside visions of strange worlds and inner landscapes drenched in blood, penned by some of today's leading proponents of the craft. 'Quiet horror' sits comfortably next to more visceral portrayals of the monsters that lurk deep within the human heart.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famously once said, "where there is no imagination there is no horror" - the horror expressed by the authors in Fresh Fear show that imagination is indeed tantamount to excellent story-telling.

Prepare yourself for 28 tales of terror-inducing fiction.

Table of Contents

  Why We Turn to Horror  - W.J. Renehan    
  J. F. Gonzalez - Love Hurts 
  Scathe meic Beorh - God of the Winds       
  Lily Childs - Strange Tastes 
  Lincoln Crisler - Nouri and the Beetles       
  Jack Dann - Camps  
  Robert Dunbar - High Rise  
  Thomas A. Erb - Spencer Weaver Gets Rebooted  
  Brandon Ford - Scare Me    
  Carole Gill - Raised 
  Lindsey Beth Goddard - The Tooth Collector        
  Dane Hatchell - The 'takers 
  E. A. Irwin - Justice through Twelve Steps 
  Charlee Jacob - Locked Inside The BuzzwordBox
  K. Trap Jones - Demon Eyed Blind 
  Tim Jones - Protein  
  James Ward Kirk - Block     
  Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen - Just AnotherEx          
  Shane McKenzie - So Much Pain, So Much Death 
  Shaun Meeks - Perfection Through Silence 
  Adam Millard - The Incongruous Mr Marwick       
  Christine Morgan - Nails of the Dead         
  Billie Sue Mosiman - Verboten        
  D.F. Noble - Psych  
  Chantal Noordeloos - The Door      
  W. H. Pugmire - Darkness Dancing in Your Eyes   
  William Todd Rose - The Grave Dancer     
  Anna Taborska - Out of the Light   
  Ramsey Campbell - Welcomeland
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release date: Oct 24, 2016
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Sudoku: Its Power Unleashed: Featuring Candidates, Expert Instruction, and Alphabet Puzzles

"This is the best Sudoku guide in print and should give fans plenty of fuel for their addiction.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review). January 2017

Sudoku: Its Power Unleashed, is designed to teach you how to become a skilled Sudoku player in minimal time. Our puzzles include "candidates," which are the numbers that each unsolved cell can still potentially be. (A set of the same puzzles without candidates is included.) Candidates are at the root of unleashing the power of Sudoku.

The book is chock-full of superb Sudoku puzzles. The puzzles are rated at five different skill levels: Beginner, Mild, Medium, Difficult, and Expert. We also include alphabet puzzles and alphabet hybrid puzzles. The completed puzzle will spell a phrase, food, song, movie title, place, person's name, etc. There are even 10 "Brain Playground" puzzles, which allow you to solve an optional word and math puzzle after you have completed the Sudoku puzzle. Brain Playground puzzles are a feast for the intellect, as they involve logic (Sudoku), verbal, (Word Guess), and math skills all on one page.

You'll learn many Sudoku solving techniques, such as Only Candidate, Unique Candidate in an Element, Twins, Triplets, Quads, X-Wings, and Unique Rectangles. You should be able to grasp most of these methods in just a minute or two.

We agree with the Kirkus book review, and we think you will too: “This is the best Sudoku guide in print.” - Kirkus Reviews (star reviewed). See the full Kirkus review below.

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release date: Oct 16, 2012
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Voltron Volume 1: The Sixth Pilot
  • Ultimate victory has never been closer for the Voltron Force. King Zarkon's brutal regime has been pushed to the edges of the galaxy, left to wage a series of desperate and losing battles to claim innocent victims while they still can. But Zarkon knows something — a secret about Voltron over a hundred years old that could change everything for the Galaxy Alliance. This isn't the Voltron we all know, but one redefined and re-imagined by those he and his adventures have inspired over the years. This is Generation Voltron!
  • Collecting the first six issues of Dynamite's hit new Voltron series, along with a complete cover gallery with artwork by Alex Ross, Sean Chen, and more.
release date: Jan 24, 2017
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Horizon Volume 1
Zhia Malen thought she’d fought her very last war, until she learned her planet was targeted for a desperate world called Earth.

The people of Earth will be told that her arrival on our planet means invasion. These are lies. This is retaliation.

Skybound’s newest original series will show you that survival isn’t just a human instinct...

Collects HORIZON #1-6.

release date: Dec 31, 2013
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Voltron Volume 2 (Voltron Tp)
  • Can the Voltron Force pilots survive their deadliest challenge yet: the menace of five evil lions, capable of forming an exact copy of Voltron? It's been ten months since the death of the nefarious King Zarkon and the fall of Planet Doom. Now, Prince Lotar — heir to Zarkon's throne and one of the galaxy's most wanted terrorists — has returned with a promise to disarm his forces and make peace. While the Galaxy Alliance welcomes him with diplomacy, Commander Keith Kogane can't shake the feeling that something is wrong... a suspicion proven correct when a near-indestructible Voltron double appears and lays waste to Earth's moon! How will Keith convince his friends that Lotar is responsible, when Planet Doom itself is the evil Voltron's next target?
release date: Aug 23, 2011
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The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury: Time Runs Out
The critically acclaimed series returns in OGN format! Miranda Mercury, the greatest adventurer in this or any other galaxy, is dying, and there's no possible cure. With only one year left to live, Miranda is forced to wage the greatest fight of her life, and secure the heroic legacy that has defined her since she was a young girl. Her morality will be tested, her values shaken, and the partnership that means everything to her will never be the same. For Miranda, victory is once again impossible - but that's never stopped her before! Experience incredible adventure, absolute danger, and meaningful drama, introduced by a foreword from critically acclaimed writer Joe Casey!
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release date: Jul 25, 2017
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Horizon Volume 2: Remnant
Zhia Malen has delivered the first blow to Earth, to stop them from colonizing her home planet. But back on Valius, one man carries out a secret mission on her behalf, that could stop Earth's invasion before it even begins.

Collects HORIZON #7-12.
release date: Oct 06, 2016
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Horror Anthology 2016 (Moon Books Presents) (Volume 2)
A collection of great horror from some of the highest praised names in horror, and some that soon will be. Stories Included: Jonathan Maberry - Mystic Joe Lansdale - Incident On and Off a Mountain Road Thomas Malafarina - Foreword and The Path D.F. Holland - Gathering of Souls Tim Marquitz - The Err Apparent Jim Goforth - Dead Tree Creepers Michael Thomas-Knight - Dead Song Ken Goldman - Road Kill
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release date: Aug 15, 2016
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Charley's Aunt: A Play
Two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil. The play was first performed at the Theatre Royal, in February 1892. It broke all historic records for plays of any kind, with an original London run of 1,466 performances.
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