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|Author||: Penn Jillette|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Penn Jillette’s New York Times bestselling account of his “extremely funny and somewhat profane journey to discovering a healthy lifestyle…that will motivate others to seek weight-loss solutions” (The Washington Post). More than three hundred and thirty pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading at dangerous heights, legendary magician Penn Jillette found himself at a crossroads. He needed a drastic lifestyle change if wanted to see his small children grow up. Enter Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise changed Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.” In Presto, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto is an incisive, rollicking read. In the end, it is “undeniably inspiring” (Booklist).
|Author||: Matt Fuller,Manfred Moser,Martin Traverso|
|Editor||: O'Reilly Media|
Perform fast interactive analytics against different data sources using the Presto high-performance, distributed SQL query engine. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to conduct analytics on data where it lives, whether it’s Hive, Cassandra, a relational database, or a proprietary data store. Analysts, software engineers, and production engineers will learn how to manage, use, and even develop with Presto. Initially developed by Facebook, open source Presto is now used by Netflix, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Twitter, Uber, and many other companies. Matt Fuller, Manfred Moser, and Martin Traverso show you how a single Presto query can combine data from multiple sources to allow for analytics across your entire organization. Get started: Explore Presto’s use cases and learn about tools that will help you connect to Presto and query data Go deeper: Learn Presto’s internal workings, including how to connect to and query data sources with support for SQL statements, operators, functions, and more Put Presto in production: Secure Presto, monitor workloads, tune queries, and connect more applications; learn how other organizations apply Presto
|Author||: Paul Tobin|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Books|
The world's greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d'arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it's not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead!
|Editor||: Collins & Brown|
The world’s greatest and most celebrated magicians, conjurors and illusionists can make us believe the unbelievable, the impossible possible. But, of course, just like everybody else these conjurors had to start at a beginning. They too had to learn the simple (but effective) card tricks, the easy (but imaginative) coin tricks and the basic (but still mindboggling) sleight of hand tricks before advancing to more innovative and radical skills and techniques. Hey Presto! is a book full to the rafters with simple magic tricks, the perfect companion for a beginner as well as a wonderful gift book for those wishing to get into magic and are not sure how. The book contains over 40 card, coin and magic tricks for the beginner. If you want the ultimate introduction into the world of magic then, Hey Presto!, here it is! Word count: 15,000
New Features and Applications of PRESTO a Computer Code for the Performance of Regenerative Superheated Steam Turbine Cycles
|Author||: Yung K. Choo|
|Author||: Hugh Ormsby-Lennon|
|Editor||: Lexington Books|
In Hey Presto! Swift and the Quacks, Hugh Ormsby-Lennon reveals how medicine shows, both ancient and modern, galvanized Jonathan Swift's imagination and inspired his wittiest satiric voices. Swift dubbed these multifaceted traveling entertainments his Stage-itinerant or "Mountebank's Stage." In the course of arguing that the stage-itinerant formed an irresistible model for A Tale of a Tub, Ormsby-Lennon also surmises that the mountebank's stage will disclose that missing link, long sought, that connects the dual objects of Swift's ire: gross corruptions in both Religion and Learning.
|Author||: Mitch Albom|
Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.
|Author||: Neil Humber|
PC Presto is a funny bumbling policeman who uses his magic tricks to solve crimes. He's helped by his clever police dog Sarge and his magic doves Softly and Softly. 3 great stories introducing a new children's character your children will love.
|Author||: Richard C. Rosenbaum,Richard L. Moll,Robert E. Willwerth|
|Author||: D. P. Sugarborough|
Presto, a magician, and his assistant, Alec the rabbit, play mean tricks on each other during a show after Presto ignores his assistant's desire for a carrot.
|Author||: Edouard Manceau|
Here you'll find a magic book Where all's not what it seems. For when you turn each object round PRESTO CHANGE-O The unexpected will be seen. See the raccoon hiding in a magic cauldron? The owl pretending to be a clock? The lion masquerading as a flower? A rabbit hiding in a hot-air balloon? Kids will love working magic with just a few simple turns—and a few rhyming verses—that transform everyday objects into familiar creatures. Simple manipulations for little hands make this a literal page turner.
|Author||: Nadia Shireen|
|Editor||: Knopf Books for Young Readers|
Presto is a very talented magician. And his friend Monty is a very confident performer. So when they start a magic show at the carnival, things look good for the dazzling duo. But as their success grows, so does Monty's head. Soon, he's the one who's always in the spotlight, and he's becoming bossier and more demanding: "Hey, Presto! Get my hat!" "Presto! These bunnies don't work." "I need chocolate ice cream with extra sprinkles—and I need it NOW!" When Presto gets fed up and decides to leave, what will happen to the show? And more importantly, to their friendship? Hey, Presto! is a delight: adorable characters, a fresh, appealing art style, spot-on humor, and a touch of magic on each spread.
|Author||: Matt Fuller|
"Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, LinkedIn, and Uber. These are just a few of the leading companies who use Presto to query SQL on Hadoop at big data scale. This course provides an introduction to Presto. You'll learn about the concepts and architecture behind Presto, how to install and configure Presto for different requirements (single node, multi-node, with Yarn, without Yarn, etc.), and how to administer Presto, including tuning, performance, and diagnosis. It also covers how to use JDBC/ODBC drivers to connect applications and tools to Presto, how Presto security works, and how you can become active in the PrestoDB community. Course prerequisites include: A strong understanding of Hadoop (including HDFS, Hive, YARN, Ambari), Linux, AWS, and SQL. A basic understanding of Kerberos, LDAP, CPU/Memory/Disk tradeoffs, JDBC, ODBC, and Tableau, as well as light experience with Git, Java, Python, Maven, and Intellij."--Resource description page.