Freddie Mercury was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range – the lead singer of Queen defied the conventions of a typical rock frontman. He paved the way for many contemporary artists to have a more confident and theatrical act which indelibly shaped the next generation of pop and rock music. From working as a baggage handler at Heathrow airport to hiding his HIV diagnosis from the public until just before his death, Mercury’s life was filled with adventure, publicity, and perhaps above all, a clear duality. He was both flamboyant and shy, outspoken and intensely private. The illness that claimed his life could never have defined Freddie, and now, years later, his legacy is greater than he could have ever imagined.
Focuses on the impact World War I has on a middle New Zealand, Pakeha family and a Maori brother and sister. This spectacular drama cuts between life at home, Gallipoli and Egypt. The series begins in a time of optimism and hope, on the eve of war. New Zealand has one of the highest living standards in the world, is part of the mighty British Empire and few can foresee the horrors soon to come.
A woman searches for answers when her life is hacked by a mysterious person from her past harboring a dangerous obsession.
Follows a naval officer who stands trial for mutiny after taking command from a ship captain he feels is acting in an unstable way, putting in danger both the ship and its crew.
Build resilient applied machine learning teams that deliver better data products through adapting the guiding principles of the Agile Manifesto.
This textbook on quantum mechanics has been designed for use in two-semester undergraduate courses. It describes the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, explains the use of the mathematical formalism and provides illustrative examples of both concepts and methods.
Understanding the main principles and algorithms underlying a modern operating system is essential in undergraduate computer science.
All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author’s decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist.
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Fresh out on the streets from a 10-year prison sentence, a killer is focused on seeking vengeance against his beloved sister’s murderers. Aided by those he believes he can trust, they go on a 24 hour killing spree to settle all scores as a discredited detective, whose superior questions her every move must deal with her past before she can uncover the shocking truth behind their motives.
Allison Winters’ world falls apart when her husband dies of a sudden heart attack, announcing on his death bed that he has a secret family. Six months later such family arrive on Allison’s doorstep, determined to be a part of her life.