A guide to the Racket programming language is made accessible by augmenting the instruction with a collection of comics and games.
A guide to the Racket programming language is made accessible by augmenting the instruction with a collection of comics and games.
Author: Matthias Felleisen
Publisher: No Starch Press
An introduction to the Racket functional programming language and DrRacket development environment to explore topics in mathematics (mostly recreational) and computer science. At last, a lively guided tour through all the features, functions, and applications of the Racket programming language. You'll learn a variety of coding paradigms, including iterative, object oriented, and logic programming; create interactive graphics, draw diagrams, and solve puzzles as you explore Racket through fun computer science topics--from statistical analysis to search algorithms, the Turing machine, and more. Early chapters cover basic Racket concepts like data types, syntax, variables, strings, and formatted output. You'll learn how to perform math in Racket's rich numerical environment, and use programming constructs in different problem domains (like coding solutions to the Tower of Hanoi puzzle). Later, you'll play with plotting, grapple with graphics, and visualize data. Then, you'll escape the confines of the command line to produce animations, interactive games, and a card trick program that'll dazzle your friends. You'll learn how to: • Use DrRacket, an interactive development environment (IDE) for writing programs • Compute classical math problems, like the Fibonacci sequence • Generate two-dimensional function plots and create drawings using graphics primitives • Import and export data to and from Racket using ports, then visually analyze it • Build simple computing devices (pushdown automaton, Turing machine, and so on) that perform tasks • Leverage Racket's built-in libraries to develop a command line algebraic calculator Racket Programming the Fun Way is just like the language itself--an embodiment of everything that makes programming interesting and worthwhile, and that makes you a better programmer.
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Author: James. W. Stelly
Publisher: No Starch Press
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed revised selected papers of the 14th International Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming, TFP 2013, held in Provo, UT, USA in May 2013. The 10 revised full papers included in this volume were carefully and selected from 27 submissions. They cover topics such as distributed systems, education, functional language implementation, hardware synthesis, static analysis, testing and total programming.
A modest introduction to distributed programming for novices, with some previous exposure to programming, is found in Realm of Racket (ROAR) .
Author: Jay McCarthy
In The High Road, Matt and his sister Becky must work with the elves and Tomtar the troll to save the Cord and the human and elf worlds. After forming an uneasy alliance, Matt, the elf Tuava-Li, and Tomtar start on a quest to restore the tree whose roots make up the Cord at the northern pole, in order to bring well-being to all the realms. Meanwhile, Becky accompanies Asra to free Becky’s parents, held captive in the elfin kingdom of Helfratheim. To their horror, both groups discover that Brahja-Chi has begun kidnapping human children for a mass sacrifice to appease the goddess. In addition to their tasks, they must also stop the fiendish Brahja-Chi and her accomplice, Jardaine, from continuing this atrocity. Daniel Kirk’s trademark illustrations—including maps, character portraits, and other scenes—bring to life the riveting and engaging story.
She made such a racket that a Tem across the street came to find out what was the matter. I don't know how he saw her, but he took one look and ran away.
Author: Daniel Kirk
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Realm is a place that exists somewhere between the creative imagination and the rubbish bin. From the first cave drawings to the earliest stories handed down from one generation to the next, there has been a need of the Realm. James Blake and Rebecca Weise are teenage friends, both very creative individuals, who are drawn into the Realm, initially through what they believe are hallucinations of strange looking people only seen by them. It is not until discovering they are both suffering such visions that they start taking them more seriously. James finds out that Rebecca has been reported missing. During the night, James starts to think of the old cinema and his friends interest in a character shown on a poster on the wall outside. After suffering a strange reality when knocked unconscious, James wakes in hospital and is visited from the character seen in the poster, who to the teenagers surprise offers him an invite to the Realm and a chance to find his friend. This is the start of an incredible journey for James that takes him to a place beyond even his fertile imagination. A place where all that is thought to be impossible can become possible and where your eyes can be deceived and what you believe is not to be counted on as being real. So take up this incredible journey and be carried along with James and Rebecca to the Realm and discover for yourself what can only be described as somewhere beyond your strangest dreams.
Whether it was the racket being made by Rogan or the hammer held threateningly above his head, the soldier did not know; after all he was confident that the ...
Author: John W Rankine
The long - tailed humming “ White - booted Racket - tail ” is another brilliant , bird of Jamaica ( Tróchilus polytmus ) is more and is noted for its ...
Category: Natural history
The first complete English translation of Jules Verne's epic fantasy novel.
or, hearing the donkeylike racket of nearby penguins, he snaps that “l'air était rempli de braiements à vous rendre sourd, “the air was full of enough ...
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: SUNY Press
The second Studer mystery. Set in an insane asylum, the director murdered. A European classic.
“I wouldn't have been able to stay in Gilgen's house any longer anyway. That other bloke's making a racket the whole time. I don't think I was ever as 223.
Author: Friedrich Glauser
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Powerful meditations on the nature and limits of human understanding.
When she complained about the velocity of his slams , he'd say , “ Protect yourself with the racket , Margy . ” Tarzan possessed an inscrutable sadistic ...
Author: Mark Rudman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Category: Literary Collections
This is a charming tale of fantasy, enchantment, and adventure.
Surely that racket was enough to wake the dead and why hasn't it? I wonder — maybe the old fossil is dead? What a stroke of luck that would be.
Author: Venna Jackson
Publisher: Bighorn Publishing
Seventeen-year old Lyla Daniel's finds herself ripped out of her old, mundane life. Thrown in to a world not unlike her nightmares, her life is about to be anything but mundane. Pretty sure sheâ€™s losing her mind, she seeks answers. Then Jesse walks into her life, heâ€™s a peculiar young man with whom nothing is quite what it seems â€¦..Lyla and Jesse hold a powerful, soul deep, connection, that she knows nothing about. One that for him will prove fatal in a heartbeat, should he fail to protect her and keep it a secret. She is his kryptonite in more ways than one. Lyla is oblivious that she has fallen slap bang in the middle of an ageless battle between demons and lower dimensional creatures, all with a sweet tooth for death â€“ her death to be exact. Through it all Jesse must be a relentless warrior, but can he keep Lyla alive, and sane at the same time? Join Lyla on an adventure full of weird worlds, scary dimensions, ghastly creatures and alluring allies to find out.
Finally, the boy rose from his seat pushing the chair beneath the table he intentionally created a racket to draw Kiroc's attention.
Author: Deborah Grayson
Publisher: Deborah Grayson
The fifth and best novel yet in David Drake's acclaimed epic fantasy series, Lord of the Isles Starting in Lord of the Isles and continuing in Queen of Demons, Servant of the Dragon, and Mistress of the Catacombs, David Drake has told the continuing, interlocking stories of Garric and Sharina, Cashel and Ilna, young brother and sister pairs who journey together from a small town to the capital. Their destiny is to reunite the island kingdoms of the Isles into one empire for the first time in a millennium. They seek to do this at a moment in history when the cosmic forces upon which magicians draw are at a thousand year peak. Wizards of even small learning are immensely powerful. Human greed and evil are reinforced by supernatural energies In Goddess of the Ice Realm, as Garric and his retinue reach the island city of Carcosa, the wizard Tenoctris perceives a powerful supernatural assault directed against them. Ilna and her beloved, Chalcus, are sent to investigate a magical threat to shipping in the north. Cashel is translated into another world by evil magic, and Sharina to yet another. All of them face deadly dangers and overcome them before they are again united during the terrifying and dramatic climax. Filled with action, startling revelations, romance and sorcery, Goddess of the Ice Realm is epic fantasy at its exciting best. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Lerdain was saying something also, though Garric couldn't hear him through the racket of the gong he hammered. Garric pointed at the youth and bellowed, ...
Author: David Drake
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
BATTLE FOR THE REALM – BOOK 8 - VOLUME: 1 RIVER JOURNEY Winterbloom rides a raft accompanying a lost prince’s return to the Kingdom of Richland. The Magical Swan goes on alone into Silverrealm under peril of great danger right into the heart of the evil fairy Terrornorest’s domain. VOLUME 2: BATTLE FOR THE KINGDOM An unusual air assault of magic fighting magic takes place against the powerful enemy Terrornorest. King Peacock returns to Silverrealm by stealth planning to break the power of the Mirror of Greed. A runaway young prince brings grave danger to Winterbloom and both kingdoms of Richland and Silverrealm as well. VOLUME 3: SURPRISING ENCOUNTERS Winterbloom returns to North Mountain where she and her friends get trapped by a snowstorm. An old friend makes a surprise visit that changes her life. Ages 15 – adult - 169 pages - 73 illustrations
Then after catching their breath they both got up and took a few steps along the shore to see where the racket was coming from- They parted the bnrsh and ...
Author: Laqaixit Tewee
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In a captivating departure from the Deep South setting of his previous fiction, Steve Yarbrough now gives us a richly nuanced portrait of a marriage being reinvented in a small town in the Northeast, in his most surprising and compelling novel yet. When Kristin Stevens loses her administrative job in California’s university system, she and her husband, Cal, relocate to Massachusetts. Kristin takes a position at a smaller, less prestigious college outside Boston and promptly becomes entangled in its delicate, overheated politics. Cal, whose musical talent is nothing more than a consuming avocation, spends his days alone, fixing up their new home. And as they settle into their early fifties, the two seem to exist in separate spheres entirely. At the same time, their younger neighbor Matt Drinnan watches his ex-wife take up with another man in his hometown, with only himself to blame. He and Kristin, both facing an acute sense of isolation, gravitate toward each other, at first in hope of a platonic confidant but then, inevitably, of something more. The Realm of Last Chances provides us with a subtle, moving exploration of relationships, loneliness and our convoluted attempts to reach out to one another. This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.
Somebody's neighbor's heard a hell 0F a racket, some guy's screaming his wiFe's a cunt. Next thing the neighbor knows, glass is shattering and Furniture's ...
Author: Steve Yarbrough
In June 2016, Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidential election by a landslide. Infamous for his bombastic temper and un-PC wisecracks, he is waging a brutal drug war that has killed more than 12,000 people so far. Over the last nine years, British writer Tom Sykes has travelled extensively in the Philippines in order to understand the Duterte phenomenon, interviewing friends and enemies of 'The Punisher' - as he is known - in politics, the media, the arts and civil society. Sykes witnesses anti-government demonstrations in the capital Manila and visits the provincial city of Davao, where Duterte began his crusade against crime using police and vigilante death squads. By delving into Duterte's troubled childhood of violent rebellion, Sykes discovers what motivates the man today in his pursuit of a merciless 'war on the poor' - as Amnesty has described it - that has no end in sight. The Realm of the Punisher also examines oppressed and marginalized groups in the modern Philippines through encounters with a transgender rights campaigner, an 86-year-old former sex slave to the Japanese in the Second World War, a public artist who must work while under attack from Maoist rebels, and slum-dwellers resisting violent eviction by a real estate company. The past is never far away from these present-day problems and Sykes' travels to festivals, cemeteries, war memorials and a tomb housing an embalmed corpse reveal the ways in which key figures in Philippine history - from José Rizal to Ferdinand Marcos - have influenced current affairs. Funny, tragic, enlightening and uncompromising - and infused with the author's strong sense of social justice - The Realm of the Punisher is the first major travel book by a Westerner to explore Duterte's Philippines.
... 'go and see what has been banalized' Iyanked the door shut and the racket vanished One of the contributing bricks to my writer's block was made of pure, ...
Author: Tom Sykes
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
If it is a glimpse into the dark side you seek, you need look no further. Included in this book are real-life accounts of doppelgangers; twins believed by many to be the reincarnated souls of their deceased sisters; vengeful spirits; a twisted love story; pacts brokered with the purveyor of ultimate evil; a haunted hotel; a terrifying specter captured on CCTV; a music superstar's deadly premonition; a cursed college dorm room; a neighbor from Hell; and much, much more. If you're ready for a fright, tuck in for the night, and lose yourself in a world where the sinister things we dare not consider lurk around every corner.
For them, the outside racket that mars their world becomes an eternal beast from which they can find no respite. There are some who argue that the hum is ...
Author: Cindy Parmiter
Publisher: Cindy Parmiter
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The five physical senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching have been held to underpin the complexity of human experience ever since Aristotle first theorised about how they worked. Classical and scholastic philosophy up to the time of the European Enlightenment relegated their operations to its margins, viewing them as at best a distraction from higher thinking, and at worst a positive deception. Paradoxically, what one could not objectively know, the products of the mind, were accorded precedence over the concrete. From the Romantic era onwards, the senses moved to the centre of speculative thought, and the various dialectical currents of philosophy after Hegel made them interdependent with the intellectual function, which was held to derive most or all of its authority from them. This tendency has continued down to the sensualist, hedonist and anti-intellectual currents of our own day. In this theoretical consideration of what has been done to the senses in modern experience, Stuart Walton subjects the life of the senses to a further materialist turn, one that refuses a spiritualisation of the material realm, to which contemporary discourses of the body have often fallen prey, while at the same time preserving sensuality from being delivered once again to a sterile idealism.
... wagering on the hammer-blows of automation and the racket and drunkenness of the streets over the dull stupefaction of the countryside.
Author: Stuart Walton
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
The award-winning author of The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters returns with a new novel about a woman who craves solitude, only to find family more fulfilling. In Buddhism, there is a place where hungry souls gather between lives awaiting rebirth so they can finally satisfy the desires that haunt them. In the San Fernando Valley, that place is Marina Lucero's house. The Realm of Hungry Spirits For Marina Lucero, whose father transformed his life through meditation and whose mother gave hers to a Carmelite convent, spirituality should come easily. It doesn't. After a devastating relationship leaves her feeling lost and alone, she opens her home to a collection of wayward souls-- the abused woman next door and her alcoholic sister, her aimless nephew and his broken-hearted best friend. Her house now full but her heart still empty, Marina then turns to the wisdom of Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, even a Santeria priest who wants to cleanse her home. As Marina struggles to balance the disappointments and delights of daily life, she'll learn that, when it comes to inner peace and those we love, a little chaos can lead to a lot of happiness.
Of course, Bobby's right out back, making a carpentry racket, and Feo's snoring his ass off nearby, but no blaring television, no stupid plans, ...
Author: Lorraine López
Publisher: Hachette UK
In this highly original and much-anticipated ethnography, Anna Tsing challenges not only anthropologists and feminists but all those who study culture to reconsider some of their dearest assumptions. By choosing to locate her study among Meratus Dayaks, a marginal and marginalized group in the deep rainforest of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, Tsing deliberately sets into motion the familiar and stubborn urban fantasies of self and other. Unusual encounters with her remarkably creative and unconventional Meratus friends and teachers, however, provide the opportunity to rethink notions of tradition, community, culture, power, and gender--and the doing of anthropology. Tsing's masterful weaving of ethnography and theory, as well as her humor and lucidity, allow for an extraordinary reading experience for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the complexities of culture. Engaging Meratus in wider conversations involving Indonesian bureaucrats, family planners, experts in international development, Javanese soldiers, American and French feminists, Asian-Americans, right-to-life advocates, and Western intellectuals, Tsing looks not for consensus and coherence in Meratus culture but rather allows individual Meratus men and women to return our gaze. Bearing the fruit from the lively contemporary conversations between anthropology and cultural studies, In the Realm of the Diamond Queen will prove to be a model for thinking and writing about gender, power, and the politics of identity.
Chants are the travel passes through which shamans try to outmaneuver the state's protection racket. The text I question here is one in which I was tutored ...
Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science