Final Shadows

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Author: Kay Hooper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101589817

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2002

A desperate underground war with the survival of millions at stake looms in the electrifying conclusion of the New York Times bestselling Bishop Files Trilogy. Tasha Solomon's world turned upside-down when the psychic abilities she had tried so hard to live with in secret suddenly made her a target stalked by unseen enemies. John Brodie is by nature, by training, and by instinct a Guardian. He is a member of an intricate and secretive network of individuals who have devoted their lives to the deadly struggle of saving psychics in danger of being taken or being killed. It is a war very few other people even know exists, and yet its tentacles stretch deeply and dangerously into every aspect of society. Tasha has abilities not even she is aware of, abilities that the other side would give virtually all they possess to destroy. And if being hunted like an animal were not bad enough she has to learn how to become a warrior in a battle she did not choose, to save people she does not know, and possibly even the very world around her. If John Brodie can keep her alive long enough.

Final Shadows

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Author: Charles L. Grant

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780385246460

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

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Gathers horror stories by Bill Pronzini, Michael Bishop, Tanith Lee, Lynn S. Hightower, Dennis Etchison, David Morrell, Jessica Palmer, and Guy N. Smith

Jonah Hex: Final shadows

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Author: Joe R. Lansdale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: N.A

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Visual Cryptography and Secret Image Sharing

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Author: Stelvio Cimato,Ching-Nung Yang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439837228

Category: Computers

Page: 546

View: 1865

With rapid progress in Internet and digital imaging technology, there are more and more ways to easily create, publish, and distribute images. Considered the first book to focus on the relationship between digital imaging and privacy protection, Visual Cryptography and Secret Image Sharing is a complete introduction to novel security methods and sharing-control mechanisms used to protect against unauthorized data access and secure dissemination of sensitive information. Image data protection and image-based authentication techniques offer efficient solutions for controlling how private data and images are made available only to select people. Essential to the design of systems used to manage images that contain sensitive data—such as medical records, financial transactions, and electronic voting systems—the methods presented in this book are useful to counter traditional encryption techniques, which do not scale well and are less efficient when applied directly to image files. An exploration of the most prominent topics in digital imaging security, this book discusses: Potential for sharing multiple secrets Visual cryptography schemes—based either on the probabilistic reconstruction of the secret image, or on different logical operations for combining shared images Inclusion of pictures in the distributed shares Contrast enhancement techniques Color-image visual cryptography Cheating prevention Alignment problems for image shares Steganography and authentication In the continually evolving world of secure image sharing, a growing number of people are becoming involved as new applications and business models are being developed all the time. This contributed volume gives academicians, researchers, and professionals the insight of well-known experts on key concepts, issues, trends, and technologies in this emerging field.

The Shadows Collection: The Complete Box Set

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Author: RM Alexander

Publisher: RM Alexander

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Something lurks in the Bitterroot Mountains... The Complete Collection contains all 4 books: Veil of Secrecy Dark Crossings Revelations Birth of the Forbidden

The Substance of Shadow

A Darkening Trope in Poetic History

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Author: John Hollander

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022635430X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 6483

John Hollander, poet and scholar, was a master whose work joined luminous learning and imaginative risk. This book, based on the unpublished Clark Lectures Hollander delivered in 1999 at Cambridge University, witnesses his power to shift the horizons of our thinking, as he traces the history of shadow in British and American poetry from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century. Shadow shows itself here in myriad literary identities, revealing its force as a way of seeing and a form of knowing, as material for fable and parable. Taking up a vast range of texts—from the Bible, Dante, Shakespeare, and Milton to Poe, Dickinson, Eliot, and Stevens—Hollander describes how metaphors of shadow influence our ideas of dreaming, desire, doubt, and death. These shadows of poetry and prose fiction point to unknown, often fearful domains of human experience, showing us concealed shapes of truth and possibility. Crucially, Hollander explores how shadows in poetic history become things with a strange substance and life of their own: they acquire the power to console, haunt, stalk, wander, threaten, command, and destroy. Shadow speaks, even sings, revealing to us the lost as much as the hidden self. An extraordinary blend of literary analysis and speculative thought, Hollander’s account of the substance of shadow lays bare the substance of poetry itself.

InDesign Production Cookbook

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Author: Alistair Dabbs,Anne-Marie Concepcion,Ken McMahon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596100483

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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Presents step-by-step instructions and advice on using Adobe InDesign CS2, covering such topics as formatting tables, building multi-page documents, creating indexes and table of contents, and working with photographs.

The New York Mets Encyclopedia

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Author: Peter C. Bjarkman

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582610351

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2051

Chronicles the history of the New York Mets, from their first season in 1962 through the Subway Series of 2000.