Decoded

Author: Mai Jia
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241961998
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Decoded tells the story of Rong Jinzhwen, one of the great code-breakers in the world. A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple'. Jinzhen rises through the ranks to eventually become China's greatest and most celebrated code-breaker; until he makes a mistake. Then begins his descent through the unfathomable darkness of the world of cryptology into madness. Decoded was an immediate success when it was published in 2002 in China and has become an international bestseller. With the pacing of a literary crime thriller, Mai Jia's masterpiece also combines elements of historical fiction and state espionage. Taking place in the shadowy world of Chinese secret security, where Mai Jia worked for decades, it introduces us to a place that is unfamiliar, intriguing and authentic. And with Rong Jinzhen, it introduces us to a character who is deeply flawed and fragile, yet possessing exceptional intelligence. Decoded is an unforgettable and gripping story of genius, brilliance, insanity and human frailty. Mai Jia (the pseudonym of Jiang Benhu) is arguably the most successful writer in China today. His books are constant bestsellers, with total sales over three million copies. He became the highest paid author in China last year with his new book, Wind Talk. He has achieved unprecedented success with film adaptation: all of his novels are made - or are being made - into major films or TV series, the screenplays of which are often written by Mai Jia himself. He is hailed as the forerunner of Chinese espionage fiction, and has created a unique genre that combines spycraft, code-breaking, crime, human drama, historical fiction, and metafiction. He has won almost every major award in China, including the highest literary honor - the Mao Dun Award.

A Life Decoded

Author: J. Craig Venter
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141900261
Format: PDF, ePub
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Craig Venter is no ordinary scientist, and no ordinary man. He is the first human being ever to read their own DNA – and see the key to life itself. Yet in doing so, he rocked the establishment and became embroiled in one of the biggest controversies of our age. This is the story of his incredible life: from teenage rebel and Vietnam medic, to daredevil sailor and maverick researcher, whose race to unravel the sequence of the human genome made him both hero and pariah. Incorporating his own genetic make-up into his story, this is an electrifying portrait of a man who pushed back the boundaries of the possible.

Decoded

Author: Debra Webb
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459215931
Format: PDF
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Slade Keaton was the man Maggie James fell in love with…until she learned he was a lie. Escaping a hit meant for him, she found herself on the run—fleeing a danger she couldn't comprehend with a man she couldn't trust. And pregnant with his baby. Though he'd had dozens of aliases, Slade couldn't forget who he was—the son of a merciless assassin named the Dragon. He'd kept out of his mother's reach for years till a Colby Agency investigation put him—and Maggie—on her radar. Now, could Slade become the very thing he hated in order to save the woman and child he loved?

Das verh ngnisvolle Talent des Herrn Rong

Author: Jia Mai
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641153689
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Alles beginnt Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts mit Großmutter Rong. Um die Kunst der Traumdeutung zu erlernen, schickt die Matriarchin ihren Enkel ins Ausland – und dieser kommt als moderner Mann wieder. Aus der Salzhändlerdynastie Rong wird eine Familie von Mathematikern, in die einige Generationen später Jinzhen hineingeboren wird. Der Junge mit dem übergroßen Kopf ist von einer fast mythischen Aura umgeben, denn er versteht die Welt der Zahlen wie kein anderer. Mitte der 50er-Jahre gelingt es ihm, für den chinesischen Geheimdienst einen als undechiffrierbar geltenden Code zu brechen, und er wird als Nationalheld gefeiert. Doch dann taucht ein noch schwierigerer Code auf und droht, ihn in den Abgrund zu ziehen ... Wie kein Zweiter vermag es der Bestsellerautor Mai Jia, das rätselhafte Leben eines tragischen Genies einzufangen und mit großem epischem Atem in all seinen Schattierungen darzustellen. Ein Romanereignis aus China, das weltweit für Aufsehen sorgt.

Hip Hop Decoded

Author: Black Dot
Publisher: MOME Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9780977235704
Format: PDF, ePub
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SUPERANNO This masterpiece takes its reader from Hip Hop's ancient origin to its modern day Matrix. Never before has a book been written about Hip Hop through the spiritual scope of the culture, or has examined the culture from a mystical perspective. The Black Dot cleverly accomplishes both, while providing plenty of fuel for a conspiracy theorist. Hip Hop Decoded reveals that Hip Hop is far deeper than just beats and rhymes, and masterfully illustrates that each element of Hip Hop (Graffiti, DJ, Emcee, and B-Boy) has an ancient origin (hieroglyphics, drummer, oracle, and dancer), as well as spiritual significance (earth, air, fire, and water).

Alexander Hamilton Documents Decoded

Author: Christina G. Villegas
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440857644
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An indispensable resource for all readers, this book summarizes the founding of America alongside the personal and public life of one of America's most influential Founders through a comprehensive investigation of Hamilton's extensive writings. • Offers insight into both the public and private life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most significant historical figures and an American icon • Allows students to better grasp the seminal events of the founding of America through the writings of one of the leading Founders • Encourages thoughtful examination of primary source documents on the early years of the American republic

Founding Documents of America Documents Decoded

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440839298
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by a renowned expert on the American Founding period, this book examines selections of key documents from 1215 through 1791 that were instrumental to the development of the U.S. Constitution and the American political tradition. • Supplies comprehensive explanations of the key documents that influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution • Provides expert commentary on—and clarification of—complex and difficult-to-comprehend passages • Serves to demonstrate how national documents often drew from experiences at the state level • Offers authoritative information that supports any study of America's founding era and the individuals who set the course of the young nation

Tarot Decoded

Author: Elizabeth Hazel
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609258290
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Most readers interested in tarot own a couple of different decks as well as some tarot "cookbooks" that explain the meaning of the cards and their symbolism--like Cliff Notes for tarot. These tarot tools result in fairly standard, mundane readings. But there is another level to tarot--a level that can turn an ordinary tarot reader into a true adept. Tarot Decoded transforms ordinary tarot readings into readings that are profound and even surprising by explaining the use and significance of tarot dignitaries. Tarot dignitaries are the interaction of the cards with each other in a spread and within a range of correspondences. Tarot author Elizabeth Hazel presents a concise, useable system for working with tarot dignities to add incredible depth to readings. One card placed next to another might not have a readily apparent connection--but interpreting tarot dignities could make it very clear that one card enhances, or hinders, the meaning of another. The same is true for tarot neighborhoods within a spread as well as the entire reading. Using the Tarot Decoded system for working with tarot dignities can take anyone to the next level of tarot reading. The book offers a progressive look at the cards, their dignities, and their correspondences. With Hazel's advice and clear examples--and a little practice--readings take on a new depth, integration, and power.

1960s Counterculture Documents Decoded

Author: Jim Willis
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695232
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An era that changed America forever is analyzed through the words of those who led, participated in, and opposed the protest movements that made the 1960s a signature epoch in U.S. culture. • Opens a window on a revolutionary time when Americans stood up and demanded peace and tolerance • Highlights the expectations of free speech and equal treatment for all Americans and shows how those expectations were translated into actions • Includes background discussion of the 1960s and background discussion of each document • Compares and contrasts key passages, encouraging the reader to cross-reference documents within the volume and connect the dots between them • Examines exhibits as varied as Abbie Hoffman's testimony at the trial of the Chicago 7, Noam Chomsky's essay "The Function of a University in Time of Crisis," the Port Huron speech of the Students for a Democratic Society, Richard Nixon's Silent Majority speech, and Shirley Chisholm's Equal Rights for Women speech

Decoded

Author: Phil P. Barden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118345592
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this groundbreaking book Phil Barden reveals what decisionscience explains about people’s purchase behaviour, andspecifically demonstrates its value to marketing. He shares the latest research on the motivations behindconsumers’ choices and what happens in the human brain asbuyers make their decisions. He deciphers the ‘secretcodes’ of products, services and brands to explain why peoplebuy them. And finally he shows how to apply this knowledge in dayto day marketing to great effect by dramatically improving keyfactors such as relevance, differentiation and credibility. Shows how the latest insights from the fields of BehaviouralEconomics, psychology and neuro-economics explain why we buy whatwe buy Offers a pragmatic framework and guidelines for day-to-daymarketing practice on how to employ this knowledge for moreeffective brand management - from strategy to implementation andNPD. The first book to apply Daniel Kahneman’s NobelPrize-winning work to marketing and advertising Packed with case studies, this is a must-read for marketers,advertising professionals, web designers, R&D managers,industrial designers, graphic designers in fact anyone whose roleor interest focuses on the ‘why’ behind consumerbehaviour. Foreword by Rory Sutherland, Executive Creative Director andVice-Chairman, OgilvyOne London and Vice-Chairman,Ogilvy GroupUK Full colour throughout