The Girl with the Tramp Stamp Tattoo

The Girl with the Tramp Stamp Tattoo

The Girl with the Tramp Stamp Tattoo

The Girl with the Tramp Stamp Tattoo

This is not a real book. It is just a parody of the widely popular book “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Feel free to post this picture to your Facebook to give your friends a laugh.

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Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin’s  - On the Origin of Species


Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species:

First published on 24 November 1859, is a seminal work of scientific literature, considered to be the foundation of  the biology of evolution.

The full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. For the 6th edition of 1872, the title was changed to The Origin of Species. The book introduced the theory that there is an evolution of populations over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a full body of evidence that the diversity of life was caused by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his later findings from research, letters, and experimentation. He wrote a book about that expedition called “The Voyage of the Beagle” 

During the first 50 years of the 1800’s the English scientific establishment was closely connected to the Church of England, while science was part of natural theology. Ideas about the metamorphosis of species were controversial as they conflicted with the beliefs that species were unchanging parts of a designed hierarchy and that humans were unique, unrelated to animals. The political and theological implications were intensely debated, but transmutation was not accepted by the scientific mainstream.

 The book was written for non-specialist readers and attracted widespread interest upon its publication. As Darwin was an eminent scientist, his findings were taken seriously and the evidence he presented generated scientific, philosophical, and religious discussion. The debate over the book contributed to the campaign by T.H. Huxley and his fellow members of the X Club to secularize science by promoting scientific naturalism. Within two decades there was widespread scientific agreement that evolution, with a branching pattern of common descent, had occurred, but scientists were slow to give natural selection the significance that Darwin thought appropriate. During the “eclipse of Darwinism” from the 1880s to the 1930s, various other mechanisms of evolution were given more credit. With the development of the modern evolutionary synthesis in the 1930s and 1940s, Darwin’s concept of evolutionary adaptation through natural selection became central to modern evolutionary theory, now the unifying concept of the life sciences.

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What is ePub?

What is ePub?

What is ePub

What is ePub?

ePub stands for electronic publication. It is an eBook format developed by Internation Digital Publishing Forum. ePub formatted eBoks can be read on Android devices, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony Reader, iPod, iPad, iPhone and much more.

The ePub format is optimized for whatever eBook device uses it. ePub can contain text and images. The ciritism is that ePub might not be good for publications that require precise formatting like a comic book or graphic novel.

You can lean alot more about what is ePub, you can go to the wikipedia page. It has a lot of good information about the ePub eBook format: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB

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What is a PDF?

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What is a PDF

What is a PDF? What is a PDF

What is a PDF?

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. PDF is an eBook format that can be any amount of pages. The PDF format was developed by Adobe for easy distribution of documents in electronic format instead of having to send paper documents by mail. A PDF can be sent by email or downloaded and printed out by the receiver.

PDF’s can contain text, pictures and hyperlinks. Many eBook sold online today or in PDF format. This is a great way to save money on books because PDF’s can be read on PC’s, Mac’s, eBook Reader’s, Smartphone’s and more. Most computer’s and laptops have Adobe Reader which is a free program used to read and print PDF documents. You download it for free here: Adobe Reader

I created a sample PDF out of this article so you can see exactly what is a PDF. It is 2 pages and contains text, pictures and hyperlinks. Just click it and the sample PDF will open in a new window: What is a PDF? (Sample)

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James Patterson Book List

James Patterson Book List


James Patterson Book List

James Patterson is an amazing author. As you can see by the James Patterson book list below, he has written as much as four books a year. This is incredible motivation. If I ever met the man I would ask him where he gets his motivation to write such a huge list of books. James Patterson, you da man !!

The James Patterson Book List in Chronological Order

 

1976 The Thomas Berryman Number
1977 Season of the Machete
1977 Jericho Commandment
(published again in 1997 as See How They Run)
1980 Virgin
1986 Black Friday
(published again in 2000 as “Black Friday”)
1988 The Midnight Club
1992 Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross)
1994 Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross)
1996 Jack & Jill (Alex Cross)
1996 Hide & Seek
1996 Miracle on the 17th Green: A Novel
1997 See How They Run
(published previously as The Jericho Commandment)
1997 Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross)
1998 When the Wind Blows
1999 Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross)
2000 Black Friday
(previously published in 1986 as “Black Market”)
2000 Cradle and All
(previously published in 1980 as “Virgin”)
2000 Roses Are Red (Alex Cross)
2001 Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross)
2001 Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
2001 1st to Die (The Women’s Murder Club)
2002 Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross)
2002 The Beach House
2002 2nd Chance (The Women’s Murder Club)
2003 The Big Bad Wolf (Alex Cross)
2003 The Jester
2003 The Lake House
2004 3rd Degree (The Women’s Murder Club)
2004 London Bridges (Alex Cross)
2004 Sam’s Letters to Jennifer
2004 SantaKid
2005 4th of July (Woman’s Murder Club)
2005 Mary Mary (Alex Cross)
2005 Honeymoon
2005 Lifeguard
2005 The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)
2006 School’s Out – Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)
2006 Cross
2006 Beach Road
2006 Judge & Jury
2006 The 5th Horseman (The Women’s Murder Club)
2007 Step On a Crack
2007 Saving the World (Maximum Ride, Book 3)
2007 The 6th Target (The Women’s Murder Club)
2007 The Quickie
2007 You’ve Been Warned
2007 Double Cross (Alex Cross)
2008 7th Heaven (The Women’s Murder Club)
2008 Maximum Ride: The Final Warning (Maximum Ride: The Protectors)
2008 Sundays at Tiffany’s
2008 Sail
2008 The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
2008 Against Medical Advice
2008 Cross Country (Alex Cross)
2009 Run for Your Life
2009 The 8th Confession (Women’s Murder Club)
2009 Daniel X: Watch the Skies
2009 James Patterson’s The Murder of King Tut
2010 The 9th Judgment (Women’s Murder Club)
2010 Don’t Blink
2010 The Postcard Killers
2010 Witch & Wizard: The Gift

 Let me know if there is more to add to

The James Patterson Book List

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Dell Streak Takes on the Apple iPad

The Dell Streak VS. The Apple iPad

Dell Streak Takes on the Apple iPad

The Dell Streak tablet-smatphone crossover goes on pre-sale today, tackling Apple’s iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone devices in one go. The Streak, however, sends mixed messages regarding its size, price, and viability as a replacement to any of your Apple devices. So, can it make the cut?

The Streak arrives in the U.S. after several delays (it was available two months ago in Europe), and will cost $300 with a two-year AT&T contract, or $550 without. It has a 5-inch touchscreen, works as a phone as well, and comes with Google’s Android 1.6 mobile operating system. In a nutshell: too little, too late. Here’s why.

Most high-end smartphones now come at $200 with a two-year contract. That includes the Apple iPhone 4, the Motorola Droid X and upcoming Droid 2, or the BlackBerry Torch. The Streak, which serves as a smartphone as well, comes in at $300, its 5-inch screen is only 0.7-inch larger that of the Droid X, and the resolution is lower than iPhone 4′s 3.5-inch Retina display.

On the tablet front, the Streak doesn’t fare any better either. It’s $50 more expensive than the cheapest iPad, when bought unlocked as a tablet. Price difference aside, the streak’s screen is only half as large as the iPad’s. What the Streak has over the iPad is the 5-megapixel camera on the back, and a front-facing VGA camera.

When compared to the iPod Touch, the Dell Streak is $100 more expensive, if you want to use it as a multimedia device. Of course, the iPod touch lacks dual cameras and 3G capabilities. Darin Fireball’s John Gruber threw a bone speculating that Apple will release a dual-camera, Retina display-laden iPod Touch next month, making the Streak irrelevant if this proves to be true.

Software-wise, Dell’s Streak will come with a year-old version of Google Android OS, namely 1.6. The current version of Android is 2.2, and it already started to trickle down to several smartphones using the OS. Dell said it will offer an over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.2 “later this year,” but gave no specific date.

The Dell Streak’s screen size is too big for the device to be used as a smartphone (it would cover half of your face when talking), but yet too small in comparison to other tablets on the market.

The pricing of the Streak doesn’t help Dell either, as it’s more expensive than a phone, or a tablet as well. The software on the Streak is ancient in comparison to Android smartphones on sale now, and the AT&T-only contract could set off some of the users who want to avoid the iPhone-clogged network.

Is the Dell Streak something you would consider instead of a smartphone? Would it be an alternative for the iPad or other Android tablets? Do you think the Streak’s price is too high for either the smartphone or tablet categories? Sound off in the comments.

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