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Gateways Book Seven: What Lay Beyond

By Diane Carey,Peter David,Keith R. A. DeCandido,Christie Golden,Robert Greenberger,Susan Wright
  • ISBN Code: : 0743431138
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 390
  • Category : Fiction
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Created by the incalculably ancient Iconians, whose transcendent technology is quantum levels beyond that of the Federation and its allies, the Gateways offer instantaneous transport across unimaginable distances. Throughout the known galaxy, from Deep Space Nine™ to the New Frontier, from the Delta Quadrant to the bridge of the Starship Enterprise™, the sudden reactivation of the Gateways has destabilized interstellar relations between planets and cultures previously separated by countless light-years. Starfleet's finest have coped with the crisis as best they can, but circumstances have forced several valiant commanders to leap through separate Gateways into the unknown. Captain James T. Kirk of the original Starship Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation® Colonel Kira Nerys of Deep Space Nine Captain Kathryn Janeway of the U.S.S. Voyager™ Captains Calhoun and Shelby of Star Trek : New Frontier Commander Nick Keller of the U.S.S. Challenger All of these heroes, for their own reasons, have taken the ultimate gamble: hurling themselves personally through a Gateway without any knowledge or forewarning of what lay beyond. Each must face their own unique challenge, struggling to find a way back to the ships and homes they left behind. And waiting behind at least one of the Gateways are the ageless Iconians themselves, the primordial architects of the mysterious portals causing chaos throughout the Milky Way galaxy. Where did they disappear to, many long eons ago, and what do they want now? The answer lies on the other side.... What Lay Beyond brings the Gateways saga to a spectacular finish, in an all-star collaboration by six popular, bestselling Star Trek authors. Among them, Diane Carey, Peter David, Keith R.A. Decandido, Christie Golden, Robert Greenberger, and Susan Wright have written dozens of Star Trek novels. This is their first mega-collaboration.

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  • Pdf File: ports-in-proximity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ports in Proximity provides an overview of key contemporary research in the field through a broad range of international case studies. The concepts of strategic management, supply chain management, port and transport economics and economic and transport geography are applied throughout the book to offer an in-depth understanding of the processes underlying spatial and functional dynamics in port systems. The opportunities for cooperation between competing adjacent ports is examined while the avenues for further joint research are identified, setting an agenda for further study.

Lucid Dreaming

By Angel Mendez
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  • Publisher : Blessings For All SC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: lucid-dreaming.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Master Lucid Dreaming and Control Dreams With the Best Techniques to Dream Big. You’re about to discover a proven strategy on how to lucid dream and control your dreams so that you can experience and create an extraordinary life. In this lucid dreaming book, you will learn dream interpretation and how to master the art of lucid dreaming with the best I have learned over years of research and experimenting so you can tap into the natural powers you already possess to conquer your dreams in the easiest and fastest way. Lucid dreaming is one of the best skills anybody can develop with a little bit of practice and this book will teach you how to use lucid dreams to create your ideal world, improve creativity, meet anybody you want, create imaginary characters that can help you solve any problem, heal yourself, be able to fly, travel through time and much more. By learning how to lucid dream your dream world is a world of infinite possibilities. The average person sleeps almost half of their life and by learning to effectively lucid dream: we can take advantage of all this time and dreams and get the right insights, boost our creativity, heal ourselves emotionally, and do whatever we can think of. Just imagine, no limits!! And as a result, to use the special techniques in this lucid dreaming book you will live a more fulfilling life both in your dream world and your conscious life. If you want to begin lucid dreaming for the first time or you are already in a more advanced level of lucid dreams, this book has valuable information that can help you get there faster in a much more effective way Experience lucid dreaming on another level. If you have tried some techniques but haven´t been able to produce any results with your dreams or only average results, it's because you are lacking an effective strategy and techniques that produce outstanding results. This lucid dreaming e-book goes into a step-by-step strategy that will help you take control of your dreams, experience strong lucid dreams, and therefore have high levels of pleasure, happiness, a sense of achievement, and a much better quality of your dream world and in real life. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn in this awesome lucid dreaming book... Dream Big What Lucid Dreaming Feels Like Master Lucid Dreaming Skills Use Reality Checks Dream Interpretation Solve Problems Master Lucid Dreaming Techniques How to Take Lucid Dreams To The Next Level Extra Effective Lucid Dreaming Techniques And Much, much more! Download your copy of Lucid Dreaming today!

Gateway of the Gods

By Craig Hines
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  • Publisher : Stygian Press
  • Book Code : 097855910X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Members : 556
  • Pdf File: gateway-of-the-gods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This ground-breaking and provocative book presents new and astonishing interpretations of ancient history, mythology and world religions that will call many established beliefs into question. In Gateway of the Gods, author Craig Hines invites readers to reconsider preconceived notions concerning Biblical theology in light of recent scientific discoveries and inquiries concerning the nature of the universe. This fascinating exploration reveals a number of ideas that have been suppressed and obscured behind layers of symbolism and misguided propaganda for thousands of years... until now. Why is it that so many world cultures share details of an event when fallen angels descended upon the earth and fathered hybrid offspring called the Nephilim? Is it possible that these beings used "gateway" technology housed within pyramids and holy temples to travel between the heavenly and earthly realms? Do the latest advances in theoretical physics lend credibility to the idea that otherworldly beings might reside in dimensions parallel to our own? Do the recorded voices of the "dead," known as Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), indicate that we may be able to communicate with these other realms? Was a secret message embedded within ancient texts that could only be revealed after we have attained the knowledge and technology necessary to understand it? Does this message offer a solution to the approaching environmental disaster that scientists warn will be more devastating to human civilization than any others in recorded history? Drawing from a variety of historical sources and years of meticulous research, the author weaves together a compelling argument involving a range of seemingly disparate topics that when considered together, formulate a radically new narrative concerning the history and destiny of the human race.

Gateway to Never

By A. Bertram Chandler
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625793790
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: gateway-to-never.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Number six in the collected adventures of the legendary John Grimes of the Galactic Rim series. Contains Chandler classic novels and collections The Gateway to Never, The Dark Dimensions, and The Way Back. Pipe-smoking, action-loving spaceship commander Lieutenant John Grimes (think Captain Kirk with more of a navy, salty attitude) moves out of the Federation navy and finds his true calling adventuring along the spaceways of the galactic rim. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About A. Bertram Chandler and the John Grimes series: _SFs answer to Horatio Hornblower.Ó ¾Publishers Weekly _As Asimov chronicled the Foundation, as Heinlein built his Future History, so Chandler constructs the epic of the Rim Worlds.Ó ¾Analog _[Grimes] establishes a loyalty in his readers rather similar to that felt by readers of Hornblower. Indeed [Chandlers] space operas are among the most likeable and well constructed in the genre. . . .Ó ¾The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Guide to Computer Network Security

By Joseph Migga Kizza
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1848009178
  • Total of Pages : 476
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: guide-to-computer-network-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If we are to believe in Moore’s law, then every passing day brings new and advanced changes to the technology arena. We are as amazed by miniaturization of computing devices as we are amused by their speed of computation. Everything seems to be in ? ux and moving fast. We are also fast moving towards ubiquitous computing. To achieve this kind of computing landscape, new ease and seamless computing user interfaces have to be developed. Believe me, if you mature and have ever program any digital device, you are, like me, looking forward to this brave new computing landscape with anticipation. However, if history is any guide to use, we in information security, and indeed every computing device user young and old, must brace themselves for a future full of problems. As we enter into this world of fast, small and concealable ubiquitous computing devices, we are entering fertile territory for dubious, mischievous, and malicious people. We need to be on guard because, as expected, help will be slow coming because ? rst, well trained and experienced personnel will still be dif? cult to get and those that will be found will likely be very expensive as the case is today.

IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation

By Bertrand Dufrasne,Roger Eriksson,Lisa Martinez,Wenzel Kalabza s,IBM Redbooks
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  • Publisher : IBM Redbooks
  • Book Code : 0738440167
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 842
  • Pdf File: ibm-xiv-storage-system-architecture-and-implementation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Not a new version - included warning for self signed X509 certificates - see section 5.2 This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM XIV® Storage System. The XIV Storage System is a scalable enterprise storage system that is based on a grid array of hardware components. It can attach to both Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) and IP network Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) capable hosts. This system is a good fit for clients who want to be able to grow capacity without managing multiple tiers of storage. The XIV Storage System is suited for mixed or random access workloads, including online transaction processing, video streamings, images, email, and emerging workload areas, such as Web 2.0 and cloud storage. The focus of this edition is on the XIV Gen3 running Version 11.5.x of the XIV system software, which brings enhanced value for the XIV Storage System in cloud environments. It offers multitenancy support, VMware vCloud Suite integration, more discrete performance classes, and RESTful API enhancements that expand cloud automation integration. Version 11.5 introduces support for three-site mirroring to provide high availability and disaster recovery. It also enables capacity planning through the Hyper-Scale Manager, mobile push notifications for real-time alerts, and enhanced security. Version 11.5.1 supports 6TB drives and VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL). In the first few chapters of this book, we describe many of the unique and powerful concepts that form the basis of the XIV Storage System logical and physical architecture. We explain how the system eliminates direct dependencies between the hardware elements and the software that governs the system. In subsequent chapters, we explain the planning and preparation tasks that are required to deploy the system in your environment by using the intuitive yet powerful XIV Storage Manager GUI or the XIV command-line interface. We also describe the performance characteristics of the XIV Storage System and present options for alerting and monitoring, including enhanced secure remote support. This book is for IT professionals who want an understanding of the XIV Storage System. It is also for readers who need detailed advice on how to configure and use the system.

Interconnected Worlds: Tourism in Southeast Asia

By K.C. Ho
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136394788
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: interconnected-worlds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Examines the political discourse behind tourism, presenting some questions regarding the tensions associated with the interconnections. This title focuses on deterritorialisation and the development of fresh regionalisms, paying specific attention to collaborative efforts in tourism development.