Masterminds

Masterminds
Author: Gordon Korman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443428750
Available:
Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and a treehouse. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else in Serenity. The thirty kids who live there never lie—they know it’s a short leap from lying to the awful problems of other less fortunate places. Eli has never left Serenity. Why would he want to? Then one day he cycles to the city limits, and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking secret that connects their ideal, crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. So they hatch a plan for what could be the greatest breakout in history. But will they survive? And if they do, where will they go from there? The first book in a thrilling new series from bestselling (non-criminal) mastermind Gordon Korman. “A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up.” —JAMES PATTERSON, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL SERIES “Just when you think no writer can outdo Gordon Korman, someone does—Gordon Korman. Masterminds is a masterpiece—a mind-bending adventure in a shocking but all-too-possible present; a tale of friendship and ultimate sacrifice with characters who will reach inside you and not let go. It’s that rare book that scares you to the core while you’re laughing your head off. Warning: reading this book while trying to do anything else is dangerous—it’s that good. I can’t wait to know what happens next.”—PETER LERANGIS, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SEVEN WONDERS SERIES

Masterminds

Masterminds
Author: Gordon Korman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1443428744
Available:
Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: HarperTrophy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A group of kids discover that their ideal crime-free community is connected to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known.

Masterminds

Masterminds
Author: Gordon Korman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062300010
Available:
Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book in the action-packed trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for fans of Stranger Things and James Patterson. Eli Frieden has never left Serenity, New Mexico...why would he ever want to? Then one day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents.

Masterminds Wingmen

Masterminds   Wingmen
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Pages: 377
ISBN: 9780307986689
Available:
Release: 2014-07-29
Editor: Harmony
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of Queen Bees and Wannabees decodes the inner lives of boys to reveal how parents can forge stronger connections with their sons, explaining how boys are more likely to hide their feelings and resist adult support. Reprint.

Mastermind

Mastermind
Author: Maria Konnikova
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101606230
Available:
Release: 2013-01-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective. "Steven Pinker meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" (Boston Globe), by the author of The Confidence Game. No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind.

Payback

Payback
Author: Gordon Korman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062300059
Available:
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Balzer + Bray
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Masterminds

Masterminds
Author: Gordon Korman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062299999
Available:
Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Balzer + Bray
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."—James Patterson The first book in a new action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for young fans of James Patterson and John Grisham. Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie—they know it’s a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places. Eli has never left Serenity . . . why would he ever want to? Then one day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents.

Criminal Masterminds

Criminal Masterminds
Author: Charlotte Greig
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781848586888
Available:
Release: 2005-06-01
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thinking big and thinking bad, fifty of the world's most notorious criminal masterminds have lied, cheated, murdered and swindled their way onto the pages of this book. Many of these miscreants had the brains and charisma to be successful in legitimate walks of life, yet they chose to take a different path - a path that perhaps got them riche...

Mutants Masterminds

Mutants   Masterminds
Author: Steve Kenson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1934547905
Available:
Release: 2017-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every hero needs an origin story and this can be yours! Written with new gamers in mind, the Basic Hero's Handbook streamlines and clarifies the flexible, robust third edition rules of Mutants & Masterminds. With simplified character creation and a selection of ready-made adventures, the Mutants & Masterminds Basic Hero's Handbook lets players jump right into the action. The book is fully compatible with the Deluxe Hero's Handbook and the entire library of third edition Mutants & Masterminds supplements, instantly expanding your character options and adventure potential. Whether you're just getting started, or want an extra player-friendly reference at the table, the Mutants & Masterminds Basic Hero's Handbook is the choice for your world-saving needs!

Mutants Masterminds Deluxe Hero s Handbook

Mutants   Masterminds Deluxe Hero s Handbook
Author: Steve Kenson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1934547514
Available:
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Green Ronin Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since 2002, Mutants & Masterminds has earned its title as the World's Greatest Superhero RPG, inspiring countless game sessions and winning many awards for excellence. The Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Hero's Handbook is the revised and expanded core rulebook of the game's Third Edition, detailing everything you need to have your own superheroic adventures. The character creation system lets you make the hero you want to play, choosing from a wide range of skills, advantages, and power effects. Customize your hero's powers with modifiers to create an almost endless range of superhuman abilities. The Deluxe Hero's Handbook includes a Quickstart Character Generator and two brand-new adventures.

Mutants and Masterminds Gamemaster s Kit Revised Edition

Mutants and Masterminds Gamemaster s Kit  Revised Edition
Author: Steve Kenson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1934547670
Available:
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mutants & Masterminds Gamemaster's Kit is a key accessory foryour superhero campaign. It features a sturdy and practical 3-panel hardbackscreen with all the charts and tables you need to play the World's GreatestSuperhero RPG. The kit also includes 4 quick reference cards and a combattracker that you can write on with wet or dry erase markers. The Mutants &Mastermind's Gamemaster's Kit is the perfect complement to theDeluxe Hero's Handbook and will help you kick off your game withstyle. "Price Includes VAT"

M M RPG Emerald City Campaign Setting

M M RPG Emerald City Campaign Setting
Author: Steve Kenson,Darren Bulmer,Aaron Sullivan,Christopher McGlothlin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 193454745X
Available:
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Mutants & Masterminds
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emerald City is a brand new setting for your MUTANTS & MASTERMINDS Third Edition campaign. Set in the same universe as the award-winning Freedom City, Emerald City provides a home base for your heroes and a place they can shine. This rich and detailed sourcebook describes a fully realized city that until recently was downright normal. It didn''t have alien armadas filling the sky, or mad gods trying to turn it into a Hell on Earth. Things were stable... until the Silver Storm tore through the city and unleashed a flood of dangerous super-villains and monsters. Now criminal masterminds have cast aside years of fragile peace, ready to go to war to settle old scores and claim the throne of the city''s underworld. Emerald City has no established teams to call on in this crisis. It is a city that needs heroes. Will you answer the call?

Hero High Revised Edition

Hero High  Revised Edition
Author: Lucien Soulban,Christopher McGlothlin,Jon Leitheusser,Steve Kenson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1934547727
Available:
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hero High was one of the most popular and sought after books in the history of Mutants & Masterminds--and now it's returned for the game's Third Edition! The book examines the genre of teen heroes (and villains), provides players and GMs with all the information they need to create characters and run games featuring teenaged heroes, and includes pages and pages of plot ideas and story hooks. Finally, Hero High includes information on the Claremont Academy, a private school for the "gifted," and introduces a team of eight playable heroes--and their evil counterparts from a rival school known as the Elysian Academy. This Revised Edition updates and expands the original, making Hero High a must for any Third Edition Mutants & Masterminds campaign.

Slacker

Slacker
Author: Gordon Korman
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780545823159
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Scholastic Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything, whether he likes it or not.

Masterminds of Terror

Masterminds of Terror
Author: Nick Fielding,Yosri Fouda
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781780573533
Available:
Release: 2011-09-23
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the only interviews ever carried out with the two main conspirators of the 11th September attacks, MASTERMINDS OF TERROR is the incredible account of how Ramzi Binalshibh and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed plotted the assaults on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill in 2001. Using unique investigative material, the authors build a vivid picture of how the catastrophic acts of terrorism were devised over the course of two years and provide incredible material relating to the covert operations that preceded the disaster, the majority of which is previously unpublished. The book contains the full written justification for the attacks by Binalshibh, as well as the entire text of Fouda's interview with the terrorists, which was carried out in hiding as both men were being hunted down. Also included are interviews with close relatives of the hijackers, revelations of Mohammed's connections with the first attack on the Twin Towers in 1993, details of the role played by Binalshibh and Mohammed in the killing of WALL STREET JOURNAL reporter Daniel Pearl, how the two men built al-Qaeda's Far Eastern network, and an expose of the secret communications between Binalshibh and 11th September hijack leader Mohammed Atta. Ambitious and vast in scope, MASTERMINDS OF TERROR contains extensive original material on Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaede organisation and offers astonishing

HTML5 for Masterminds Revised 3rd Edition

HTML5 for Masterminds  Revised 3rd Edition
Author: J.D Gauchat
Pages: 640
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: J.D. Gauchat
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new edition of HTML5 for Masterminds is ready. Now with a complete course on Web Development and Responsive Web Design. Learn how to create websites and applications for desktop and mobile devices with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. HTML5 for Masterminds leads the reader step-by-step to master the complex subjects required to create websites and web applications. After reading this book, you will know how to structure your documents with HTML, how to style them with CSS, and how to work with the most powerful JavaScript APIs. This book is not an introduction, but instead a complete course that will teach you how to build responsive websites and amazing web applications from scratch. Every chapter explores both basic and sophisticated concepts of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Functional examples support the information introduced in every chapter to guide beginners and experts throughout every single element, style, and function included in these languages. The goal of HTML5 for Masterminds is to make you familiar with the most advanced technologies for the web. It was designed to prepare you for the future, and it was written for the genius inside you, for Masterminds. Introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript | Traditional and Flexible Box Models | Responsive Web Design | Video and Audio | Form API and Validation | Canvas API | WebGL API | Web Audio API | IndexedDB API | Web Storage API | File API | WebSocket API |WebRTC API | Stream API | Fullscreen API | Ajax Level 2 | Web Workers API | Drag and Drop API | History API | Web Messaging API | Pointer Lock API | Geolocation API | Page Visibility API | TextTrack API and more… This book includes: HTML documents CSS Style Sheets JavaScript Programming Responsive Web Design 2D and 3D Graphics 2D and 3D Animations 2D and 3D Video Games CSS Traditional and Flexible Box Models Video and Closed Captioning Audio and 3D Audio Form API Canvas API WebGL API and Three.js Web Audio API IndexedDB API Web Storage API File API Web Socket API WebRTC API Stream API FullScreen API Ajax Level 2 Web Workers API Drag and Drop API History API Web Messaging API Pointer Lock API Geolocation API Page Visibility API TextTrack API HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

Masterminds Criminal Destiny

Masterminds  Criminal Destiny
Author: Gordon Korman
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0062300032
Available:
Release: 2017-01-31
Editor: Balzer + Bray
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."—James Patterson The second book in the acclaimed, action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman. The clones of Project Osiris are free—but they’re being hunted. . . . After their narrow escape from their “perfect” hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars—are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be? What they discover will change everything, leading them straight into the Plastic Works and the heart of the experiment, in order to uncover the deadly criminals they’re cloned from—and any evidence that will convince the outside world to believe the truth. But the outside world isn’t exactly what they expected—strangers aren’t just unfriendly, they’re dangerous. And the wrong move could send them right back into the arms of Dr. Hammerstrom—and trapped in Serenity for good. On a breakneck journey from Jackson Hole to a maximum security prison—Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik will stop at nothing to take Project Osiris down.

SwiftUI for Masterminds

SwiftUI for Masterminds
Author: J.D Gauchat
Pages: 818
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2020-02-12
Editor: J.D. Gauchat
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn how to develop applications with SwiftUI today! SwiftUI for Masterminds takes the reader step by step through the technologies required to develop applications for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. After reading this book, you will know how to program in Swift, how to design user interfaces, and how to combine traditional frameworks with the advanced features provided by SwiftUI to build modern applications. This book is a complete course on app development for Apple devices. Every chapter explores basic and advanced topics, from computer programming to graphics and databases. The information is supported by examples that guide beginners and experts through the development process and gradually introduce them to complex topics. The goal of SwiftUI for Masterminds is to familiarize you with the latest technologies introduced by Apple for app development. It was designed to prepare you for the future and was written for the genius inside you, for Masterminds. Introduction to Swift 5.1 Swift Paradigm Declarative User Interfaces SwiftUI Framework Combine Framework Layout and Navigation Mac Catalyst UIKit in SwiftUI Collection Views Text Views MapKit Graphics and Animations Files Archiving Core Data iCloud CloudKit AVFoundation Camera and Photos Library WebKit Views Gesture Recognizers Timers Notifications Operation Queues Error Handling ...and more! iOS app development with iOS 13, Xcode 11 and Swift 5.1 App development, Swift programming, Create apps, Create app, iPhone apps, Build app, Swift language, develop application, Objective-C, Apple development, iOS development, iOS Apps, Program apps.

Masterminds of Programming

Masterminds of Programming
Author: Federico Biancuzzi,Chromatic
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0596555504
Available:
Release: 2009-03-21
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Masterminds of Programming features exclusive interviews with the creators of several historic and highly influential programming languages. In this unique collection, you'll learn about the processes that led to specific design decisions, including the goals they had in mind, the trade-offs they had to make, and how their experiences have left an impact on programming today. Masterminds of Programming includes individual interviews with: Adin D. Falkoff: APL Thomas E. Kurtz: BASIC Charles H. Moore: FORTH Robin Milner: ML Donald D. Chamberlin: SQL Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan: AWK Charles Geschke and John Warnock: PostScript Bjarne Stroustrup: C++ Bertrand Meyer: Eiffel Brad Cox and Tom Love: Objective-C Larry Wall: Perl Simon Peyton Jones, Paul Hudak, Philip Wadler, and John Hughes: Haskell Guido van Rossum: Python Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo and Roberto Ierusalimschy: Lua James Gosling: Java Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, and James Rumbaugh: UML Anders Hejlsberg: Delphi inventor and lead developer of C# If you're interested in the people whose vision and hard work helped shape the computer industry, you'll find Masterminds of Programming fascinating.

Hitler Goebbels Himmler

Hitler  Goebbels  Himmler
Author: Linda Jacobs Altman
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780766061996
Available:
Release: 2014-09
Editor: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How could the Holocaust have happened in a civilized country? Who is to blame? The roots of the hatred that led to the Holocaust began long before World War II. Author Linda Jacobs Altman thoroughly examines the causes and events that led up to the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler's rise to power, and the role he played in World War II in perpetuating the Holocaust.