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Nine Tana Leaves
by James Noble

“A surprising and charming little book. Really well done.” Glen Mazzara, Executive Producer, The Walking Dead, The Shieldand Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.Wacky-Pak cards. Marathon bars. Sting Ray Bikes. Monster movies. First love. And danger. That was life in the seventies told from the point of view of ten-year-old Jimmy Foxton. This wasn’t “The Brady Bunch” it was a boys “The Wild Bunch”. A funny, emotional, and heart-breaking look at a time when innocence and youth ruled the day. And growing up was just around the corner.

Space Hunt
by James Noble

Blast off with the Alien Adventures series on an incredible new independent reading journey! This is the biggest micro-adventure yet for Team X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger.Exciting new micro-adventures to develop truly independent readers.A unique story arc, a new alien friend and an exciting space quest that will draw students in and make them want to read on.All titles can be purchased separately as single titles. For more information, please contact your Oxford Primary Consultant.

Project X Code: Marvel Race Against Time
by James Noble, Karen Ball, Marilyn Joyce

Project X CODE is a book-by-book series built for SEN and struggling readers aged 6-11. Welcome to Micro World, invented by Macro Marvel – an amazing theme park where you have to shrink to get in! Disaster strikes when CODE, the computer that controls the park and the robots inside, goes wrong and wants to shrink the world. Team X and Mini Marvel have a new mission – to battle the BITEs, collect the CODE keys, rescue Macro Marvel, stop CODE, and save the world! Each book contains 2 texts: Text 1 is 100% decodable to build reading confidence, and Text 2 is at least 80% decodable, including the same target phonemes and Tricky words but with more varied vocabulary to develop comprehension and motivate struggling readers. In Marvel Towers, Mini makes a shocking discovery in A Shock for Mini. In A BITE Inside, Team X go into Macro Marvel’s body to find a BITE. There’s an exciting chase in Mission Marvel, and the BITE is defeated in Race Against Time. In CODE Control, Team X face CODE in a thrilling conclusion. They meet the worst BITE yet in CODE’s Countdown and plan how to defeat it in The Last BITE. In Eye to Eye, their plan fails. CODE is finally stopped in Stop CODE! . . .or is it?

Small Memory Software
by James Noble

The phenomenal increases in processing power and memory capacity of computing hardware over recent years have allowed manufacturers to produce smaller and smaller computer systems such as palmtop PCs, smart cards and embedded control systems on domestic and industrial appliances. New techniques such as dynamic memory management and object-orientation help programming but tend to require additional memory. Standard programming techniques do not cope with these limited memory-capacity environments. This book will provide practical help for programmers developing software for this kind of environment. The major content is a series of patterns developed by the authors based on solutions which have been found to work in real-life situations. They range from small system design patterns and process management patterns, to patterns for User Interface development, compression and memory storage. This book will appeal to developers using Windows CE or building mobile telephones, smart cards, embedded devices, set-top computers – in short, all programmers working with memory-constrained systems.

Poetry and Its Forms
by James Noble Holm

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch – Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing…