Raspberry Pi for Dummies - (For Dummies (Computers)) 3rd Edition by Sean McManus & Mike Cook (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 512Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: HardwareSeries Title: For Dummies (Computers)Format: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Personal Computers, GeneralAuthor: Sean McManus & Mike CookLanguage: English Book Synopsis Get your slice of Raspberry Pi With the invention of the unique credit card-sized single-board computer comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities with the Raspberry Pi--and this is the perfect guide to get you started. With this down-to-earth book, you'll quickly discover why the Raspberry Pi is in high demand! There's a reason the Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and you're about to find out why! In Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook make it easier than ever to get you up and running on your Raspberry Pi, from setting it up, downloading the operating system, and using the desktop environment to editing photos, playing music and videos, and programming with Scratch--and everything in between. Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and more Teaches you basic Linux System Admin Explores creating simple hardware projects Shows you how to create web pages Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition makes computing as easy as pie! From the Back Cover Connect the Raspberry Pi and install the OS Learn Programming with Scratch(R) and Python(R) Create electronics projects connected to the GPIO port Learn the latest Raspberry Pi techniques! For hobbyists and hardware geeks, the small but mighty Raspberry Pi is a match made in heaven. This book will get you up to speed in no time! You'll learn everything you need to know to get started with your Pi, from setting it up and downloading the operating system to using the desktop environment and Linux, connecting input devices, and getting your settings just right. You'll also discover some programming techniques with the Python, Sonic Pi and Scratch languages. Put it all together and you'll be able to create games, music, a variety of electronic projects, and much more! Inside ... What you need for Raspberry Pi Getting your Pi connected Working with Linux(R) Productivity and the Pi Learning Scratch and Python Making music with Sonic Pi Coding mazes with Minecraft Projects with LEDs and RFID About the Author Sean McManus is an expert technology and business author. His tutorials and articles have appeared in The MagPi, Internet Magazine, Business 2.0, and Personal Computer World. Mike Cook is a former Physics lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University who has designed access control systems and written over 300 computing and electronics articles.
Art + Data - by Decisive Data (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 66Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Data VisualizationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Decisive Data Inc.Age Range: AdultAuthor: Decisive DataLanguage: English Book Synopsis Why did you click this book? Maybe you're an executive who wants quick insights into your organization. You're busy. We get that. You'll probably only skim this book in 20 minutes. But we hope you're compelled by its intuitive visual analytics and the chance to track progress and increase your company's impact. How about getting a box of these books to hand out to your data analytics teams across the company? Maybe you're a team lead who relies on data to fulfill your commitments to your organization. Do you need engaging analytics for your technology group? Sales operations? Finance or marketing program? We're betting yes. Then you'll probably settle in and spend a few hours reading this book and relating to the dashboard examples that best match your department. How about getting 10 or more copies for the other people in your team? Or maybe you're an analytics expert. You geek out on software like Tableau and digging deep into the realm of data visualization. We do too! You'll likely spend days on this book pouring over all the incredible practices and concepts embedded in it. We hope so anyway. Our intent is to highlight best practices for dashboard design and empower you to further explore all those data points we know you're obsessed with. We got your back on this. No matter who you are, we're sure you'll agree that successful organizations don't just tell data stories--they use excellent design to do so. They find harmony between data and art. We've done just that by creating our 5 Elements of Dashboard Design: Integrity, Flow, Color, Typeface and Charm. With these powerful standards, we consistently help people use data to realize better outcomes. So be inspired. Partner with us. And take from this collection of 20 custom dashboards what you will. Then don't be shy. Blog about it. Recommend it to friends. Put it on the office coffee table. Whatever you do, know that we are one of you!
Ending Hunger - by Anthony Warner (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Food ScienceFormat: HardcoverPublisher: ONEWorld PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Anthony WarnerLanguage: English Book Synopsis 'A provocative vision.' Sunday Times Nutritionists tell you to eat more fish. Environmentalists tell you to eat less fish. Apparently they are both right. It's the same thing with almonds, or quinoa, or a hundred other foods. But is it really incumbent on us as individuals to resolve this looming global catastrophe? From plastic packaging to soil depletion to flatulent cows, we are bombarded with information about the perils of our food system. Drawing on years of experience within the food industry, Anthony Warner invites us to reconsider what we think we know. In Ending Hunger, he uncovers the parallels between eating locally and 1930s fascism, promotes the potential for good in genetic modification and dispels the assumption that population growth is at the heart of our planetary woes. Review Quotes 'A provocative vision.'-- "Sunday Times"'This is an important book, and a good one. It's ambitious and well-researched and timely... Food science can be a dry topic, but Warner manages to make it an entertaining one.'--Spectator on The Angry Chef About the Author Anthony Warner graduated in Biochemistry from Manchester University before embarking on a career in professional kitchens. He spent many years working in hotels, restaurants and event catering in the North West and London before taking a job as a development chef in the food manufacturing industry where he worked for over a decade developing recipes for some of the country's best-known brands and products. Frustrated by pseudoscience and misinformation in the food industry, in 2016 he started a blog, which led to the bestselling book, The Angry Chef and a career in journalism. Two more books and countless arguments have followed. He lives in Lincolnshire where he continues to blog at angry-chef.com and you can follow him @One_Angry_Chef.
Android App Development for Dummies - 3rd Edition by Michael Burton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 432Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Software Development & EngineeringFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Michael BurtonLanguage: English Book Synopsis The updated edition of the bestselling guide to Android app development If you have ambitions to build an Android app, this hands-on guide gives you everything you need to dig into the development process and turn your great idea into a reality! In this new edition of Android App Development For Dummies, you'll find easy-to-follow access to the latest programming techniques that take advantage of the new features of the Android operating system. Plus, two programs are provided: a simple program to get you started and an intermediate program that uses more advanced aspects of the Android platform. Android mobile devices currently account for nearly 80% of mobile phone market share worldwide, making it the best platform to reach the widest possible audience. With the help of this friendly guide, developers of all stripes will quickly find out how to install the tools they need, design a good user interface, grasp the design differences between phone and tablet applications, handle user input, avoid common pitfalls, and turn a meh app into one that garners applause. Create seriously cool apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets Adapt your existing apps for use on an Android device Start working with programs and tools to create Android apps Publish your apps to the Google Play Store Whether you're a new or veteran programmer, Android App Development For Dummies will have you up and running with the ins and outs of the Android platform in no time. From the Back Cover Learn to: Create amazing apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets Download and install the SDK and start working with the Android Studio tools Adapt your apps for use on Android watches and TVs Publish your apps to the Google Play(TM) Store Here's just what you need to turn your great idea into a cool Android app! Did you know that nearly 80 percent of mobile devices use the Android platform? With this book to guide you, you can start developing apps for that huge market. You'll learn to design the ideal user interface, take advantage of all the newest Android features, understand the difference between phone and tablet apps, avoid common pitfalls, and more! Get what you need -- discover how to acquire and install the tools and set up your development headquarters Set up your first project -- get going right away with sample programs that explore different aspects of the Android platform Nuts and bolts -- see how to design the Tasks application, handle user input, design a menu, work with data storage, and even port your app to wearables Adapt existing apps -- learn to convert apps from other platforms for Android and how to accommodate older Android versions Get'em out there -- publish your apps to the Google Play Store Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/androidappdevfd3e to download all the code used in this book Open the book and find: How to build a great app with Android Studio How to create an app widget When to use advanced techniques, such as Fragments, Databases, and Image Downloads Material Design to beautify your app Ways to build apps on Android and Amazon tablets How to create apps for Android Wear and TV About the Author Michael Burton is the Head of Mobile Engineering at Groupon and creator of the popular RoboGuice programming framework for Android. He's the author of the OpenTable, Digg, TripIt, and award winning Groupon Android apps, and has addressed conferences around the world.
This Blessed Earth - by Ted Genoways (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: AgricultureFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Sustainable AgricultureAuthor: Ted GenowaysLanguage: English About the Book Winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize 2019 selection for the One Book One Nebraska and All Iowa state reading programs Genoways gives the reader a kitchen-table view of the vagaries, complexities, and frustrations of modern farming...Insightful and empathetic. --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Book Synopsis The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their family farm--and their entire way of life--are under siege on many fronts, from shifting trade policies, to encroaching pipelines, to climate change. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores the rapidly changing world of small, traditional farming operations. He creates a vivid, nuanced portrait of a radical new landscape and one family's fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love. Review Quotes This Blessed Earth is a sort of universal story of family farmers and all they're up against in their efforts to take care of the land and make a living from it. It's also a crash course in the history that brought us to this place of corporate power, shrinking resources, and a changing climate. But it plants seeds of hope as the next generation prepares to inherit the family land and all of the joys and challenges that come with it. This book is an invitation to all who care about family farmers--which after all is all of us, since we all eat!--Willie Nelson, founder and president of Farm AidThis Blessed Earth is both a concise exploration of the history of the American small farm and a vivid, nuanced portrait of one family's fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.-- "Smithsonian"A history book, an economics text, even a soap opera of sorts. If we eat, we should know.-- "Minneapolis Star Tribune"A real eye-opener. Genoways presents a very Steinbeckian story: Americans struggling heroically against forces outside their control.--Erin Grace "Omaha World-Herald"Clear-eyed and unsentimental.... [Genoways] writes with authority.... [and] comes from a long line of Nebraskans himself.--Arlo Crawford "The New York Times Book Review"Ted Genoways brings a lifetime of knowledge to the complex story of modern agriculture. His depth of understanding is evident on every page as he follows the Hammonds through a year on their Nebraska farm, examining the way they are not only at the behest of traditional challenges such as weather and time, but also subject to international trade agreements, worldwide competition, and the challenges of scale. In This Blessed Earth, Genoways masterfully illustrates the costs and demands of such a life, and beautifully renders the endurance and dignity of those who have chosen it.--Jane Brox, author of Clearing LandEveryone who eats in America should read this lyrical and often heartbreaking book about life on a modern American farm. It will change the way you look at what is on your plate.--Ruth Reichl, New York Times best-selling author of My Kitchen YearFarming, family, and food all come together in this beautifully written story of what it takes to work this blessed earth.--Tom Colicchio, chef and cofounder of Food Policy ActionIn an impressive and compelling work of literary journalism, Ted Genoways dives deep into the heart of an American farm family, illuminating critical issues troubling our complex food production system. But he also describes in intimate detail the very human struggles of the work--between husband and wife, parent and child, father-in-law and son-in-law--in one family committed to growing our food and passing the work on to the next generation.--Michael Ruhlman, author of Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food In AmericaIt's not fair to claim that you are concerned about the country's food system unless you truly understand the millions of unsung conventional family farmers who produce our corn, soybeans, and beef. Genoways portrays just such a family in a book that is factual, rich in history, and filled with characters you will come to know as friends. He writes with an investigative journalist's mind and a poet's soul.--Barry Estabrook, author of Tomatoland and Pig Tales
How Linux Works, 2nd Edition - by Brian Ward (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 392Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: System AdministrationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: No Starch PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Linux & UNIX AdministrationAuthor: Brian WardLanguage: English Book Synopsis Unlike some operating systems, Linux doesn't try to hide the important bits from you--it gives you full control of your computer. But to truly master Linux, you need to understand its internals, like how the system boots, how networking works, and what the kernel actually does. In this completely revised second edition of the perennial best seller How Linux Works, author Brian Ward makes the concepts behind Linux internals accessible to anyone curious about the inner workings of the operating system. Inside, you'll find the kind of knowledge that normally comes from years of experience doing things the hard way. You'll learn: -How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init implementations (systemd, Upstart, and System V)-How the kernel manages devices, device drivers, and processes-How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work-How development tools work and relate to shared libraries-How to write effective shell scripts You'll also explore the kernel and examine key system tasks inside user space, including system calls, input and output, and filesystems. With its combination of background, theory, real-world examples, and patient explanations, How Linux Works will teach you what you need to know to solve pesky problems and take control of your operating system. About the Author Brian Ward has been working with Linux since 1993. He is the author of The Linux Kernel-HOWTO, The Book of VMware (No Starch Press), and The Linux Problem Solver (No Starch Press).
Tinkercad for Dummies - by Shaun C Bryant (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 264Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Shaun C BryantLanguage: English Book Synopsis Create in 3D with Tinkercad! If you can dream it, you can create it--using Tinkercad. This free tool gives everyone the power to create 3D models, regardless of your level of experience. With the help of Tinkercad For Dummies, you'll have the knowledge you need to plan your designs, the know-how to utilize the platform's drag-and-drop tools to create your design, and the information you need to print or export your designs to use them elsewhere. Tinkercad is for everyone! It's simple enough to be used by kids and students, but robust enough that an adult could use it to create a complex product prototype. With more than 4 million designs posted in the Tinkercad community, the platform is also popular with teachers around the world. Why not join in on the fun? Create your Tinkercad account and join the community Use the drag-and-drop tools to build 3D images Export your designs to have them 3D printed Learn the principles of great 3D design Tinkercad is truly fun for all ages, and this hands-on guide makes it faster and easier to start using it right away! From the Back Cover Use the drag-and-drop tools to build 3D designs Export your designs to have them 3D printed Share designs with the Tinkercad community Start creating in 3D with Tinkercad! Got a great idea? Use the first free, cloud-based 3D design platform to make it real! Tinkercad is fun for everyone, from students wanting to create "wow" projects to product designers who need to develop complex 3D prototypes. With this book, it's easy to get started. You'll learn to set up your Tinkercad account, launch your first design, find your way around the user interface, and begin working with the 3D tools. Master the process as you work through sample projects and finally bring your creation to life with 3D printing! Inside... Explore 3D design fundamentals Create a Tinkercad account Plan your project Tinker with drag-and-drop tools Create toys, models, and more Build a miniature skyscraper Export designs to a 3D printer Share your creations with the Tinkercad community About the Author Shaun C Bryant has 30 years of experience in the CAD/BIM field and is a consultant, manager, and trainer as well as a user. He teaches CAD and BIM courses at LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) and maintains the highly respected "Not Just CAD!" blog. An Autodesk Certified Professional, Shaun is also an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Certified Instructor.
ASP.NET Core in Action - Annotated by Andrew Lock (Paperback)
Edition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 712Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Programming LanguagesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Manning PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: ASP.NETAuthor: Andrew LockLanguage: English Book Synopsis Summary ASP.NET Core in Action is for C# developers without any web development experience who want to get started and productive fast using ASP.NET Core 2.0 to build web applications. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology The dev world has permanently embraced open platforms with flexible tooling, and ASP.NET Core has changed with it. This free, open source web framework delivers choice without compromise. You can enjoy the benefits of a mature, well-supported stack and the freedom to develop and deploy from and onto any cloud or on-prem platform. About the Book ASP.NET Core in Action opens up the world of cross-platform web development with .NET. You'll start with a crash course in .NET Core, immediately cutting the cord between ASP.NET and Windows. Then, you'll begin to build amazing web applications step by step, systematically adding essential features like logins, configuration, dependency injection, and custom components. Along the way, you'll mix in important process steps like testing, multiplatform deployment, and security. What's Inside Covers ASP.NET Core 2.0 Dynamic page generation with the Razor templating engine Developing ASP.NET Core apps for non-Windows servers Clear, annotated examples in C# About the Reader Readers need intermediate experience with C# or a similar language. About the Author Andrew Lock has been developing professionally with ASP.NET for the last seven years. His focus is currently on the ASP.NET Core framework. Table of Contents PART 1 - GETTING STARTED WITH MVC Getting started with ASP.NET Core Your first application Handling requests with the middleware pipeline Creating web pages with MVC controllers Mapping URLs to methods using conventional routing The binding model: retrieving and validating user input Rendering HTML using Razor views Building forms with Tag Helpers Creating a Web API for mobile and client applications using MVCP PART 2 - BUILDING COMPLETE APPLICATIONS Service configuration with dependency injection Configuring an ASP.NET Core application Saving data with Entity Framework Core The MVC filter pipeline Authentication: adding users to your application with Identity Authorization: securing your application Publishing and deploying your application PART 3 - EXTENDING YOUR APPLICATIONS Monitoring and troubleshooting errors with logging Improving your application's security Building custom components Testing your application About the Author Andrew Lock has been developing professionally with ASP.NET for the last seven years. His focus is currently on the ASP.NET Core framework.
Two-Way Radios and Scanners for Dummies - (For Dummies) by H Ward Silver (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: RadioSeries Title: For DummiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultAuthor: H Ward SilverLanguage: English Book Synopsis Discover a fun new hobby with helpful possibilities Get directions, talk to folks overseas, or find out whether the fish are biting Want to check out the morning news in London, help out in emergencies, or tune in to the big race? Two-way radios open up a world of possibilities - literally. This handy guide tells you about the equipment you need, fills you in on radio etiquette, shows you how to stay legal, and gives you lots of cool ideas for family-friendly radio activities. Discover how to * Use the right radio lingo * Choose and operate different types of radios * Get a license if you need one * Communicate in emergencies * Program a scanner * Tune in to sporting events From the Back Cover Discover a fun new hobby with helpful possibilities Get directions, talk to folks overseas, or find out whether the fish are biting Want to check out the morning news in London, help out in emergencies, or tune in to the big race? Two-way radios open up a world of possibilities -- literally. This handy guide tells you about the equipment you need, fills you in on radio etiquette, shows you how to stay legal, and gives you lots of cool ideas for family-friendly radio activities. Discover how to Use the right radio lingo Choose and operate different types of radios Get a license if you need one Communicate in emergencies Program a scanner Tune in to sporting events About the Author H. Ward Silver has experienced a 20-year career as an electrical engineer developing instrumentation and medical electronics. He also spent 8 years in broadcasting, both programming and engineering. In 2000, he turned to teaching and writing as a second career, producing Ham Radios For Dummies in 2004. He supports Seattle University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in laboratory instruction. He is an avid Amateur Radio operator, Extra Class, first licensed in 1972. Each month, his columns and articles can be found in the national ham radio magazine, QST, published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). He is the author of the ARRL's online courses in Antenna Design and Construction, Analog Electronics, and Digital Electronics. When not in front of a computer screen, you will find him working on his mandolin technique and compositions.
Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics, Second Edition - by John D Kelleher & Brian Mac Namee & Aoife D'Arcy (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 856Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Machine TheoryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: John D Kelleher & Brian Mac Namee & Aoife D'ArcyLanguage: English About the Book "A comprehensive introduction to the most important machine learning approaches used in predictive data analytics, covering both theoretical concepts and practical applications"-- Book Synopsis The second edition of a comprehensive introduction to machine learning approaches used in predictive data analytics, covering both theory and practice.Machine learning is often used to build predictive models by extracting patterns from large datasets. These models are used in predictive data analytics applications including price prediction, risk assessment, predicting customer behavior, and document classification. This introductory textbook offers a detailed and focused treatment of the most important machine learning approaches used in predictive data analytics, covering both theoretical concepts and practical applications. Technical and mathematical material is augmented with explanatory worked examples, and case studies illustrate the application of these models in the broader business context. This second edition covers recent developments in machine learning, especially in a new chapter on deep learning, and two new chapters that go beyond predictive analytics to cover unsupervised learning and reinforcement learning. The book is accessible, offering nontechnical explanations of the ideas underpinning each approach before introducing mathematical models and algorithms. It is focused and deep, providing students with detailed knowledge on core concepts, giving them a solid basis for exploring the field on their own. Both early chapters and later case studies illustrate how the process of learning predictive models fits into the broader business context. The two case studies describe specific data analytics projects through each phase of development, from formulating the business problem to implementation of the analytics solution. The book can be used as a textbook at the introductory level or as a reference for professionals. About the Author John D. Kelleher is Academic Leader of the Information, Communication, and Entertainment Research Institute at Technological University Dublin. He is the coauthor of Data Science and the author of Deep Learning, both in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series. Brian Mac Namee is Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin Aoife D'Arcy is CEO of Krisolis, a data analytics company based in Dublin.
Electrical Installation Design Guide - (Electrical Regulations) 4th Edition (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 206Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: ElectricalSeries Title: Electrical RegulationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Institution of Engineering & TechnologyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Electrical Installation Design Guide: Calculations for Electricians and Designers provides step-by-step guidance on the design of electrical installations. The guide will be useful for apprentices and trainees carrying out the calculations necessary for a basic installation and has been fully updated to BS 7671:2018. Book Synopsis Electrical Installation Design Guide: Calculations for Electricians and Designers provides step-by-step guidance on the design of electrical installations. The guide will be useful for apprentices and trainees carrying out the calculations necessary for a basic installation and has been fully updated to BS 7671:2018. The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations published in July 2018 and came into effect in January 2019. Changes from the previous edition include requirements concerning Surge Protection Devices, Arc Fault Detection Devices and the installation of electric vehicle charging equipment as well as many other areas.
Ford Models 2310 2600 2610 3600+ - (I & T Shop Service) by Penton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 112Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Acoustics & SoundSeries Title: I & T Shop ServiceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Haynes ManualsAge Range: AdultAuthor: PentonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Models 2310, 2600, 2610, 3600, 3610, 4100 (After 1974), 4110, 4600, 4610 (Prior to 1984), 4600SU, 4610SU (Prior to 1984)
Free-Format RPG IV - 3rd Edition by Jim Martin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Programming LanguagesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MC PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jim MartinLanguage: English Book Synopsis Focusing strictly on teaching free-format RPG programming methods, this book will help programmers wishing to upgrade their skills This how-to guide offers a concise and thorough introduction to the increased productivity, better readability, and easier program maintenance that comes with the free-format style of programming in RPG IV. Although free-format information is available in IBM manuals, it is not separated from everything else, requiring hours of tedious research to track down the information needed. This book provides everything you need to know to write RPG IV in the free-format style. Author Jim Martin not only teaches rules and syntax, but also explains how this modern style of coding has the potential to improve overall programmer productivity--from initial development through maintenance. He methodically covers the many style issues, such as named indicators and built-in functions, and addresses topics including input and output, program flow, data manipulation, math operations, prototyping, and APIs. This third edition is updated to V7.1 of the IBM i operating system on IBM Power machines. An added chapter explains the new free-format H, F, D, and P specifications introduced by IBM in Technology Refresh 7, and programming examples throughout the book are updated to reflect the new specifications. About the Author Jim Martin was employed by IBM for 26 years writing RPG applications and programming portions of CPF and OS/400 in the programming laboratory. He is an IBM-certified RPG IV developer and the author of the bestselling first and second editions of Free-Format RPG IV as well as Functions in Free-Format RPG IV. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.
Make More Money - by Scott Ritchey (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: ConstructionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Bookstand PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Heating, Ventilation & Air ConditioningAuthor: Scott RitcheyLanguage: English About the Book This book is dedicated to every HVAC contractor who wants to run a successful business. The business and financial information outlined in this book are guaranteed to work for any size contractor. Book Synopsis This book is dedicated to every HVAC contractor who wants to run a successful business. The business and financial information outlined in this book are guaranteed to work for any size contractor.Author Scott Ritchey is on a mission to help contractors across the country. He focuses his career on providing sound financial training that will help any HVAC owner sustain a successful business. To date, Scott has worked with 395+ companies and thousands of individuals, enabling them to learn important financial principles that all but guarantee success in the HVAC contracting industry. Scott has nearly three decades of experience consulting with HVAC companies all over the United States, and the success rate of the companies he's worked with is simply astounding.Contributing Author Gary Kerns is president and owner of Superior Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. His background has given Gary a unique outlook on the HVAC contracting industry. After high school, he joined the Air Force. After his stint in the Air Force, Gary became an apprentice with a commercial HVAC company. It was a perfect fit. Gary's talent as a top-notch service mechanic came to the fore and he became enamored with the idea of starting his own HVAC company and did. Review Quotes "I've worked with Scott for more than 25 years, and his books and strategies got me to where I am today. I came to him to learn how to compete with the big boys, and now I am one of them."- Herb Hovey, Owner, HH Hovey"If I had a friend who was struggling with their business like I was, I would say the same thing that was said to me: "I know a guy who will change your life. And that guy is Scott Ritchey."- Rich Mullins, Owner, H2O Plumbing"With the aid of these strategies, I took my business from $600,000 to its current multimillion-dollar volume, and I'm well on my way to my goal of changing not only my family tree but the family tree of my employees as well, as I am able to offer them more than most companies because of my higher profits. Scott Ritchey gave me the business know-how I needed to grow my business."- Brian Schneider, Owner, Allegiance Heating & Air"After applying Scott's strategies, my growth continued. In 2015, I did $1.2 million in sales. Last year, I did $1.5 million. This year, $1.7 million. That is a nice steady rate of growth, and we are currently preparing to expand into a 3,200-square-foot space."- Werner Vankleef, Owner, Vankleef's Heating and Air"We're showing growth every year. We're up to an average of $200,000-plus per service truck, which is better than the industry benchmark. We started as a 100% residential company, but today we have a very strong commercial business as well; that's where the big money is. That's what I learned, to go where the biggest profit was. I would say to other business owners, you need someone like Scott Ritchey."- Van Edwards, Owner, Edwards Refrigeration
Quicken 2015 for Dummies - (For Dummies) by Stephen L Nelson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 370Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Desktop ApplicationsSeries Title: For DummiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Personal Finance ApplicationsAuthor: Stephen L NelsonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Take control of your personal finances with this popular, easy guide! Quicken is the country's most popular and highly recommended personal finance software, and with Quicken For Dummies, you can harness the power of this practical financial tool to manage bills, reconcile bank accounts, track investments, and much more! Personal finance expert and CPA Stephen L. Nelson lends his expertise to this accessible, easy-to-read guide, which has been fully updated to reflect the new features of Quicken available in its newest version. You can quickly learn how to use Quicken to record credit card transactions, track mortgages and other liabilities, minimize taxes, maximize savings, maintain detailed records, and build a solid foundation for creating better financial plans. Covers updated features in the newest version of the increasingly popular Quicken software Empowers readers to fight the bad habits and decisions that lead to large debts and minimal or nonexistent savings Demystifies the software's features for tracking everyday finances, managing investments, and evaluating the tax implications of financial decisions Offers invaluable advice and expertise from author Stephen L. Nelson, a recognized authority on personal finance Every step toward better finances is a step in the right direction. Let Quicken For Dummies start your journey toward increased savings, lowered debt, and a more secure financial future. From the Back Cover Learn to: Maintain detailed financial records Manage your bills, save money, and create a budget Reduce your debt and maximize your investments Categorize deductions and plan for tax time Take control of your finances the Quicken way with this easy to use, complete guide! If you're looking to get your finances organized, but don't know where to start, look no further than Quicken 2015 For Dummies. With this easy-to-understand guide, you'll discover how to set up accounts, track income and expenses, monitor your investments, pay the bills on time, and take the sting out of tax time with perfect organization! Set up shop -- dive right into Quicken with tips on installing and setting up the software and adding bank accounts The big picture -- get a complete view of what Quicken is, what it can do, and how you can add and modify categories and tags to keep track of your unique financial situation Budgeting basics -- figure out whether you need a budget, get tips for personal and business budgets, and get set up in Quicken Investment tracking -- keep track of all your investments in Quicken, with detailed cost information, unrealized gains reporting, and tax information Taxes, taxes, taxes -- make tax time less taxing with Quicken, featuring all of your financial information neatly packed into one system Open the book and find: Tips on installing Quicken and setting up accounts How to use Quicken to track and organize your finances Tricks to overcoming typical software setup problems The lowdown on setting up and tracking budgets How to add, remove, and modify account categories How the features of Quicken can make you a "power user" Investment tracking tips to keep your portfolio in order About the Author Stephen L. Nelson is an author and CPA. He provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He is the author of over 100 books, including all editions of QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies, which have sold more than 2 million copies.
Hacking - (Wireless Hacking) by Alex Wagner (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 100Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Mobile & Wireless CommunicationsSeries Title: Wireless HackingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sabi Shepherd LtdAge Range: AdultAuthor: Alex WagnerLanguage: English About the Book The Ultimate Guide to Wireless Hacking using the best tools 2019 Book Synopsis Do you want to learn how to hack any wireless networks using only a laptop? Do you want to know how your laptop can become wireless access point? Do you want to access a detailed guide on how to manipulate Wireless networks? In this book you will learn: * How to find hidden wireless networks * How to join any wireless access points * How to implement a Rouge Wireless Access Point * Discovering networking devices through wireless * Exploiting systems in multiple ways using wireless technologies * Implementing Man in the Middle attack in multiple ways * How to create an Evil Twin * How to become a wireless access point using your laptop * How to implement wireless collision attack * Why you should never join a free wireless network * Wireless flooding attack, Replay attack, Denial of Sleep, and many more... Review Quotes The book moves pretty quick, but is written concisely and to the point. It is a little dated, and probably always will be due to the nature of how fast these technologies develop. That being said, it is still a fantastic book, recommended!, This made me download and install Kali Linux to practice at home. Really good stuff in this text. Terminology is not too hi-tech but you are going to be tech savvy if you are considering this.Impressive! Great guide for beginners. I got more curious about hacking. I was always interested and wanted to learn more about hacking. This book would enlighten everyone about what hacking really is all about although the author only discussed the basics, as a beginner, the information I got from this book helped me a lot., This book explained the basics fundamental tools that need to know to learn Hacking easily., Excellent book to learn the basics of what is hacking. Actually it's more like a bundle of books. I loved that commands were used to show as examples as they were shown in detail. Various types of attacks were described and how they are carried out as well as how to defend against them. Very nice and interesting read., This book will help you learn and understand more about Hacking, You will be able to know anything and everything including the step by step procedure in hacking., This is extremely technical: you're not going to read some pleasant narrative and become a master hacker here. Various types of attacks were described and how they are carried out as well as how to defend against them. Very nice and interesting read., I am so confused with all these hacking book alternatives; fortunately my sister pointed me towards this book.The sections are short yet it contain numerous reasonable examples and ought to be simple for readers who need to find out about the subject., This book gave me quite the idea of what hackers of and how they get into our personal information. I never knew that there were as many hackers in the world today and this book helped explain all of the different types and what they do online.This book is extremely technical. I learn how to program it takes practice and a lot of reading to understand core concepts. Good book, easy to read and good examples to follow!, Great book, Great explanations of technique and tech and good price., Really enjoyed reading this book. This book was incredibly helpful as laying out information for them to help keep them safe guarded. I'm recommending this book not only to their friends, but to my siblings and friends as well. So much great information!, Are you worried about hackers attacking your computer or devices? If so, this book will help you to figure out how to safe guard yourself from attempts to hack into your computer. This is a real problem that all of us should really understand. There are so many different types of hackers out there, and this book goes over all of them., This book has seriously been an eye opener. It really delves in to all the ways your personal information, your website, your databases could be at risk. I think everyone with a basic understanding of computers should grab a copy of this so you learn how to protect yourself. I really enjoyed this read. I learned lots of new terminology and some tips to make surfing the internet a little safer., Another excellent book!! If you want to learn the detailed workings of hacking, I highly recommend this book!, Well written and understandable. Clear direction, so easy to follow. I recommend it. Great book. Good content., If you want to learn hacking then get this book., I havent finished reading the book, currently on Chapter 4 and so far so good.,
Maximum Lego Ev3 - (Lego Mindstorms Ev3) by Brian Bagnall (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 464Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: RoboticsSeries Title: Lego Mindstorms Ev3Format: PaperbackPublisher: Variant PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Brian BagnallLanguage: English Book Synopsis The LEGO(R) Mindstorms(TM) EV3 set is the latest in robotics technology, allowing you to build incredible motorized inventions without knowing anything about electronics. As a mass market device with hundreds of pieces and a suite of available programming tools, it can be both powerful and overwhelming. This book walks readers through an in depth introduction to the kit, laying down the fundamental principles of robotics and Java programming, while delivering dozens of spectacular robot projects. This knowledge will maximize your creativity and give your robots the abilities they need to handle almost any situation. Complete 3-D-rendered building instructions for eight robots are included, and 28 unique chapters provide tutorials for constructing robots effectively using LEGO(R) parts, how to program in Java(TM) even if you have never tried before, and fundamental concepts including navigation, localization, balance, arm theory, behavior-based robotics, hacking EV3's Linux, and more. Review Quotes "Succeeds brilliantly in the difficult tasks of introducing the reader to the Java language, to the Mindstorms system, and to some programming techniques peculiar to robotics . . . in such a pleasant way that [the reader] doesn't even realize [he or she is] learning new concepts." --Mario Ferrari, author, Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms About the Author Brian Bagnall is a key developer of leJOS, a Java SDK for LEGO Mindstorms, and is a Certified Java Programmer and Developer. He is the author of many computer titles, including the groundbreaking Core LEGO Mindstorms Programming, Maximum LEGO NXT, Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide, and Commodore: a Company on the Edge. His technical books, written over the past decade, have been translated into French, German and Japanese.
PowerPoint 2019 for Dummies - by Doug Lowe (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Desktop ApplicationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Presentation SoftwareAuthor: Doug LoweLanguage: English Book Synopsis Get up and running fast with the PowerPoint 2019 PowerPoint continues to be the go-to tool for business presentations. The software helps anyone who needs to communicate clearly by creating powerful and effective slideshow presentations featuring data in the form of charts, clip art, sound, and video. You can even use it to create presentations for the Web. In PowerPoint 2019 For Dummies, expert Doug Lowe shows you how to use this popular tool to make show-stopping presentations that will get your message across -- and your audience excited. Create a slide presentation with special effects Work with master slides and templates Collaborate with other users in the cloud Add charts, clip art, sound, and video Want to learn to use PowerPoint quickly and efficiently? Look no further! From the Back Cover Create a slide presentation with special effects Work with master slides and templates Collaborate with other users in the cloud Give your presentations a shot of WOW! PowerPoint is the undisputed leader in business presentation software. The newest version has more cool tools to make your presentation a showstopper, and expert Doug Lowe will have you creating super PowerPoint presentations in time to make your boss's ridiculous deadline. Make dull data exciting with charts, sound, and video; use themes and transitions for professional continuity; and add special effects to make your information memorable. In the boardroom, the classroom, the museum lobby--learn to get your point across anywhere with PowerPoint! Inside... Navigate the interface Create and edit slides Import data from other sources Create speaker notes Add charts and SmartArt Use PowerPoint drawing tools Set up and use a slide library Save in different formats About the Author Doug Lowe is a master at demystifying technology. The 50+ technology books he's written include more than 30 For Dummies books, including Networking All-in-One For Dummies. Doug has been managing networks at publishing companies and nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years and is presently IT director for a civil engineering firm.
Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design - (Interactive Technologies) by Bill Buxton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 443Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Industrial DesignSeries Title: Interactive TechnologiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Morgan Kaufmann PublishersAge Range: AdultBook theme: ProductAuthor: Bill BuxtonLanguage: English About the Book Speaking to the HCI community and other design professionals, this work is grounded in both practice and scientific research. It encourages designers to try new methods, test themselves with the exercises and projects, and see an improvement in innovative interaction design that works. Book Synopsis Sketching User Experiences approaches design and design thinking as something distinct that needs to be better understood--by both designers and the people with whom they need to work-- in order to achieve success with new products and systems. So while the focus is on design, the approach is holistic. Hence, the book speaks to designers, usability specialists, the HCI community, product managers, and business executives. There is an emphasis on balancing the back-end concern with usability and engineering excellence (getting the design right) with an up-front investment in sketching and ideation (getting the right design). Overall, the objective is to build the notion of informed design: molding emerging technology into a form that serves our society and reflects its values. Grounded in both practice and scientific research, Bill Buxton's engaging work aims to spark the imagination while encouraging the use of new techniques, breathing new life into user experience design. Review Quotes Bill Buxton and I share a common belief that design leadership together with technical leadership drives innovation. Sketching, prototyping, and design are essential parts of the process we use to create new products. Bill Buxton brings design leadership and creativity to Microsoft. Through his thought-provoking personal examples he is inspiring others to better understand the role of design in their own companies. --Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Informed design is essential." While it might seem that Bill Buxton is exaggerating or kidding with this bold assertion, neither is the case. In an impeccably argued and sumptuously illustrated book, design star Buxton convinces us that design simply must be integrated into the heart of business. --Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Design is explained, with the means and manner for successes and failures illuminated by engaging stories, true examples and personal anecdotes. In Sketching User Experiences, Bill Buxton clarifies the processes and skills of design from sketching to experience modeling, in a lively and informative style that is rich with stories and full of his own heart and enthusiasm. At the start we are lost in mountain snows and northern seas, but by the end we are equipped with a deep understanding of the tools of creative design. --Bill Moggridge, Cofounder of IDEO and author of Designing Interactions I love this book. There are very few resources available that see across and through all of the disciplines involved in developing great experiences. This is complex stuff and Buxton's work is both informed and insightful. He shares the work in an intimate manner that engages the reader and you will find yourself nodding with agreement, and smiling at the poignant relevance of his examples. --Alistair Hamilton, Symbol Technologies, NY Like any secret society, the design community has its strange rituals and initiation procedures. Bill opens up the mysteries of the magical process of design, taking us through a land in which story telling, orange squeezers, the Wizard of oOz, I-pods, avalanche avoidance, bicycle suspension sketching, and faking it are all points on the design pilgrim's journey. There are lots of ideas and techniques in this book to feed good design and transform the way we think about creating useful stuff. --Peter Gabriel
Thermodynamics for Dummies - (For Dummies) by Mike Pauken (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Engineering (General)Series Title: For DummiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mike PaukenLanguage: English About the Book A hands-on guide to help you score your highest in a thermodynamics course. Offers easily understood explanations of how energy is used in things, from air conditioners to electric power plants-- About the Author Michael Pauken, PhD, is a senior mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an operating division of the California Institute of Technology, where he also teaches courses on thermodynamics and heat transfer.
Test Driven - by Lasse Koskela (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 470Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Programming LanguagesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Manning PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: JavaAuthor: Lasse KoskelaLanguage: English About the Book "Test Driven" is a one-stop shop for Java developers wanting a comprehensive understanding of how to apply TDD (test-driven development) methodology. It takes readers from basic theory to practical techniques and provides how-to guidance for applying TDD. Book Synopsis In test driven development, you first write an executable test ofwhat your application code must do. Only then do you write thecode itself and, with the test spurring you on, you improve yourdesign. In acceptance test driven development (ATDD), you usethe same technique to implement product features, benefiting fromiterative development, rapid feedback cycles, and better-definedrequirements. TDD and its supporting tools and techniques leadto better software faster. Test Driven brings under one cover practical TDD techniquesdistilled from several years of community experience. With examplesin Java and the Java EE environment, it explores both the techniquesand the mindset of TDD and ATDD. It uses carefully chosen examplesto illustrate TDD tools and design patterns, not in the abstractbut concretely in the context of the technologies you face at work.It is accessible to TDD beginners, and it offers effective and less wellknown techniques to older TDD hands. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's InsideLearn hands-on to test drive Java codeHow to avoid common TDD adoption pitfallsAcceptance test driven development and the Fit frameworkHow to test Java EE components-Servlets, JSPs, and SpringControllersTough issues like multithreaded programs and data access code About the Author Lasse Koskela is a methodology specialist at Reaktor Innovations. He started promoting Agile methods in Finland in 2002, ramped up the local Agile Seminars in 2005, and has coached dozens of teams around Europe in agile methods and development practices such as test driven development.
Introduction to Mathematical Fluid Dynamics - (Dover Little Activity Books) by Richard E Meyer & Physics (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 190Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: HydraulicsSeries Title: Dover Little Activity BooksFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Richard E Meyer & PhysicsLanguage: English About the Book Excellent coverage of kinematics, momentum principle, Newtonian fluid, rotating fluids, compressibility, and more. Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics and science; prerequisites include calculus and vector analysis. 1971 edition. Book Synopsis Fluid dynamics, the behavior of liquids and gases, is a field of broad impact -- in physics, engineering, oceanography, and meteorology for example -- yet full understanding demands fluency in higher mathematics, the only language fluid dynamics speaks. Dr. Richard Meyer's work is indeed introductory, while written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. A knowledge of calculus and vector analysis is presupposed.The author develops basic concepts from a semi-axiomatic foundation, noting that "for mathematics students such a treatment helps to dispel the all too common impression that the whole subject is built on a quicksand of assorted intuitions." Contents include: Kinematics: Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, Circulation and Vorticity.Momentum Principle and Ideal Fluid: Conservation examples, Euler equations, D'Alembert's and Kelvin's theorems.Newtonian Fluid: Constitutive and Kinetic theories, exact solutions.Fluids of Small Viscosity: Singular Perturbation, Boundary Layers.Some Aspects of Rotating Fluids: Rossby number, Ekman layer, Taylor-Proudman Blocking.Some Effects of Compressibility: Thermodynamics, Waves, Shock relations and structure, Navier-Stokes equations.Dr. Meyer writes, "This core of our knowledge concerns the relation between inviscid and viscous fluids, and the bulk of this book is devoted to a discussion of that relation." From the Back Cover Fluid dynamics, the behavior of liquids and gases, is a field of broad impact--in physics, engineering, oceanography, and meteorology for example--yet full understanding demands fluency in higher mathematics, the only language fluid dynamics speaks. Dr. Richard Meyer's work is indeed introductory, while written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. A knowledge of calculus and vector analysis is presupposed.The author develops basic concepts from a semi-axiomatic foundation, noting that "for mathematics students such a treatment helps to dispel the all too common impression that the whole subject is built on a quicksand of assorted intuitions." Contents include: Kinematics: Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, Circulation and Vorticity.Momentum Principle and Ideal Fluid: Conservation examples, Euler equations, D'Alembert's and Kelvin's theorems.Newtonian Fluid: Constitutive and Kinetic theories, exact solutions.Fluids of Small Viscosity: Singular Perturbation, Boundary Layers.Some Aspects of Rotating Fluids: Rossby number, Ekman layer, Taylor-Proudman Blocking.Some Effects of Compressibility: Thermodynamics, Waves, Shock relations and structure, Navier-Stokes equations.Dr. Meyer writes, "This core of our knowledge concerns the relation between inviscid and viscous fluids, and the bulk of this book is devoted to a discussion of that relation."
Adobe Analytics for Dummies - (For Dummies (Computers)) by David Karlins & Eric Matisoff (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 400Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: DatabasesSeries Title: For Dummies (Computers)Format: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Data MiningAuthor: David Karlins & Eric MatisoffLanguage: English About the Book "Explore visualization and data fundamentals; Analyze consumer behavior on your digital properties; Apply calculated metrics to advance your analysis"--Cover. Book Synopsis Use Adobe Analytics as a marketer --not a programmer! If you're a marketer in need of a non-technical, beginner's reference to using Adobe Analytics, this book is the perfect place to start. Adobe Analytics For Dummies arms you with a basic knowledge of the key features so that you can start using it quickly and effectively. Even if you're a digital marketer who doesn't have their hands in data day in and day out, this easy-to-follow reference makes it simple to utilize Adobe Analytics. With the help of this book, you'll better understand how your marketing efforts are performing, converting, being engaged with, and being shared in the digital space. Evaluate your marketing strategies and campaigns Explore implementation fundamentals and report architecture Apply Adobe Analytics to multiple sources Succeed in the workplace and expand your marketing skillset The marketing world is continually growing and evolving, and Adobe Analytics For Dummies will help you stay ahead of the curve. From the Back Cover Explore visualization and data fundamentals Analyze consumer behavior on your digital properties Apply calculated metrics to advance your analysis Get insight from Adobe Analytics! The best business decisions are built on a foundation of data. It takes a robust tool to extract insight from all the information available to decision makers. Adobe Analytics For Dummies equips you with the power to further your knowledge of your market and get ahead of your competition. With the help of this book, you'll better understand how your marketing efforts are performing, engaging and converting customers, and being shared in the digital space. Inside... Collaborate with developers to access data Deploy dimensions, metrics, and segments Generate tables and visualizations Identify paths to increased revenue Evaluate customer journeys Enhance your productivity About the Author Eric Matisoff is Adobe's global evangelist for their Analytics solution. He appears regularly at tech and industry events to speak about Adobe products and their potential. David Karlins has written 40 books on digital communications and design, including HTML 5 & CSS 3 For Dummies.
Everybody Lies - by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Social AspectsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dey Street BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Seth Stephens-DavidowitzLanguage: English Book Synopsis Foreword by Steven PinkerBlending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world--provided we ask the right questions.By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information--unprecedented in history--can tell us a great deal about who we are--the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn't vote for Barack Obama because he's black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who's more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential--revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our health--both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world. From the Back Cover In this groundbreaking work, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a Harvard-trained economist, former Google data scientist, and New York Times writer, argues that much of what we thought about people has been dead wrong. The reason? People lie, to friends, lovers, doctors, surveys--and themselves. However, we no longer need to rely on what people tell us. New data from the internet--the traces of information that billions of people leave on Google, social media, dating, and even pornography sites--finally reveals the truth.Everybody Lies combines the informed analysis of Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise, the storytelling of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, and the wit and fun of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt's Freakonomics in a book that will change the way you view the world. There is almost no limit to what can be learned about human nature from Big Data--provided, that is, you ask the right questions. Review Quotes "Pivotal . . . A book for those who are intensely curious about human nature, informational analysis, and amusing anecdotes to the tune of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's Freakanomics."--Library Journal"A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche using search data as its guide. . . . The empirical findings in Everybody Lies are so intriguing that the book would be a page-turner even if it were structured as a mere laundry list."--The Economist"Everybody Lies is an astoundingly clever and mischievous exploration of what big data tells us about everyday life. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is as good a data storyteller as I have ever met."--Steven Levitt, co-author, Freakonomics "Everybody Lies is a spirited and enthralling examination of the data of our lives. Drawing on a wide variety of revelatory sources, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz will make you cringe, chuckle, and wince at the people you thought we were."--Christian Rudder, author of Dataclysm"Freakonomics on steroids--this book shows how big data can give us surprising new answers to important and interesting questions. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz brings data analysis alive in a crisp, witty manner, providing a terrific introduction to how big data is shaping social science."--Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Stanford University"A tour de force--a well-written and entertaining journey through big data that, along the way, happens to put forward an important new perspective on human behavior itself. If you want to understand what's going on in the world, or even with your friends, this is one book you should read cover to cover."--Peter Orszag, Managing Director, Lazard and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget"Brimming with intriguing anecdotes and counterintuitive facts, Stephens-Davidowitz does his level best to help usher in a new age of human understanding, one digital data point at a time."--Fortune, Best New Business Books"Everybody Lies relies on big data to rip the veneer of what we like to think of as our civilized selves. A book that is fascinating, shocking, sometimes horrifying, but above all, revealing."--Tim Wu, author of The Attention Merchants"Move over Freakonomics. Move over Moneyball. This brilliant book is the best demonstration yet of how big data plus cleverness can illuminate and then move the world. Read it and you'll see life in a new way."--Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University"Stephens-Davidowitz, a former data scientist at Google, has spent the last four years poring over Internet search data . . . What he found is that Internet search data might be the Holy Grail when it comes to understanding the true nature of humanity."--New York Post"This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind . . . an unprecedented peek into people's psyches . . . Time and again my preconceptions about my country and my species were turned upside-down by Stephens-Davidowitz's discoveries . . . endlessly fascinating."--Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature
Definitive Guide to Arm Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 Processors - by Joseph Yiu (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 675Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: ElectronicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: NewnesAge Range: AdultBook theme: MicroelectronicsAuthor: Joseph YiuLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Definitive Guide to Arm(R) Cortex(R)-M23 and Cortex-M33 Processors focuses on the Armv8-M architecture and the features that are available in the Cortex-M23 and Cortex- M33 processors. This book covers a range of topics, including the instruction set, the programmer's model, interrupt handling, OS support, and debug features. It demonstrates how to create software for the Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 processors by way of a range of examples, which will enable embedded software developers to understand the Armv8-M architecture. This book also covers the TrustZone(R) technology in detail, including how it benefits security in IoT applications, its operations, how the technology affects the processor's hardware (e.g., memory architecture, interrupt handling, etc.), and various other considerations in creating secure software.
Computer Graphics from Scratch - by Gabriel Gambetta (Paperback)
Content Chemistry - 5th Edition by Andy Crestodina (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 282Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: WebFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Orbit Media Studios, IncAge Range: AdultBook theme: Social MediaAuthor: Andy CrestodinaLanguage: English Book Synopsis This edition has been updated to reflect new technology and marketing trends. The result of thousands of conversations about web marketing with hundreds of companies, this handbook is a compilation of the most important and effective lessons and advice about the power of search engine optimization, social media, and email marketing. The first and only comprehensive guide to content marketing, this book explains the social, analytical, and creative aspects of modern marketing that are necessary to succeed on the web. By first covering the theory behind web and content marketing and then detailing it in practice, it shows how it is not only critical to modern business but is also a lot of fun. Review Quotes "Andy does it again, with an outstanding follow up to Content Chemistry. The lecture and lab approach is a must for anyone serious about creating and promoting genuine content to grow their business through web marketing. We have added several copies to our library." --Arnie Kuenn, CEO, Vertical Measures, author, Content Marketing Works"Andy Crestodina is our go-to person for all things content marketing and in Content Chemistry Andy teaches you exactly what you need to know." --Adam Franklin & Toby Jenkins, authors, Web Marketing That Works"I consider myself pretty savvy when it comes to content marketing, but Andy Crestodina proved me wrong. Not only did I learn a ton from reading Content Chemistry, it sits on my desk and I refer back to it nearly daily. It's required reading for everyone who works for Arment Dietrich." --Gini Dietrich, CEO, Arment Dietrich, author, Spin Sucks About the Author Andy Crestodina is the cofounder and the strategic director of Orbit Media Studios, an award-winning web design company, which has completed more than 1,000 successful website projects. He is a top-rated speaker at national conferences who is dedicated to the teaching of marketing. His favorite topics include search engine optimization, social media, analytics, and content strategy. He has written more than 100 articles on content marketing topics. He lives in Chicago.
Transforming the James River in Richmond - by Ralph Hambrick (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: EnvironmentalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Water SupplyAuthor: Ralph HambrickLanguage: English About the Book The James River is the centerpiece of Richmond, but by the mid-twentieth century it had been abused and neglected. Eagles and sturgeon had nearly disappeared, water-powered industry was abandoning it and the river was a sewer. Today, the river draws visitors to its wooded shorelines, restored canal and feisty rapids. At the local level, this transformation was the result of citizen action, public-private partnerships, difficult decisions by governmental leaders and the hard work of thousands of passionate advocates and volunteers. Local author and lifelong river watcher Ralph Hambrick chronicles the events, projects and controversies that brought about the dramatic change and lends a critical eye to the results. Book Synopsis The James River is the centerpiece of Richmond, but by the mid-twentieth century it had been abused and neglected. Eagles and sturgeon had nearly disappeared, water-powered industry was abandoning it and the river was a sewer. Today, the river draws visit
Black Hat Python, 2nd Edition - by Justin Seitz & Tim Arnold (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 216Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Programming LanguagesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: No Starch PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: PythonAuthor: Justin Seitz & Tim ArnoldLanguage: English About the Book "When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. In this second edition ... you'll explore the darker side of Python's capabilities: everything from writing network sniffers, stealing email credentials, and bruteforcing directories to crafting mutation fuzzers, investigating virtual machines, and creating stealthy trojans. All of the code in this edition has been updated to Python 3.x. You'll also find new coverage of bit shifting, code hygiene, and offensive forensics with the Volatility Framework as well as expanded explanations of the Python libraries ctypes, struct, lxml, and BeautifulSoup, and offensive hacking strategies like splitting bytes, leveraging computer vision libraries, and scraping websites"-- Book Synopsis Fully-updated for Python 3, the second edition of this worldwide bestseller (over 100,000 copies sold) explores the stealthier side of programming and brings you all new strategies for your hacking projects. When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. In this second edition of the bestselling Black Hat Python, you'll explore the darker side of Python's capabilities: everything from writing network sniffers, stealing email credentials, and bruteforcing directories to crafting mutation fuzzers, investigating virtual machines, and creating stealthy trojans. All of the code in this edition has been updated to Python 3.x. You'll also find new coverage of bit shifting, code hygiene, and offensive forensics with the Volatility Framework as well as expanded explanations of the Python libraries ctypes, struct, lxml, and BeautifulSoup, and offensive hacking strategies like splitting bytes, leveraging computer vision libraries, and scraping websites. You'll even learn how to: - Create a trojan command-and-control server using GitHub - Detect sandboxing and automate common malware tasks like keylogging and screenshotting - Extend the Burp Suite web-hacking tool - Escalate Windows privileges with creative process control - Use offensive memory forensics tricks to retrieve password hashes and find vulnerabilities on a virtual machine - Abuse Windows COM automation - Exfiltrate data from a network undetected When it comes to offensive security, you need to be able to create powerful tools on the fly. Learn how with Black Hat Python. Review Quotes "Black Hat Python is a fun read written by experts with years of experience who are willing to share the secrets they have learned along the way. While It might not immediately turn you into a super stunt hacker like me, it will certainly get you started down the correct path." (from the foreword)--Charlie Miller, Security Researcher This book breaks down how to create powerful tools using Python like network sniffers or keyloggers. This book even goes over how to escalate privileges in Windows.--Davin Jackson, Alpha Cyber Security, Books to Start Your Penetration Testing Journey Praise for the first edition of Black Hat PythonAnother incredible Python book. With a minor tweak or two many of these programs will have at least a ten year shelf life, and that is rare for a security book.--Stephen Northcutt, founding president of the SANS Technology InstituteA great book using Python for offensive security purposes.--Andrew Case, Volatility core developer and coauthor of The Art of Memory ForensicsIf you truly have a hacker's mindset, a spark is all you need to make it your own and do something even more amazing. Justin Seitz offers plenty of sparks.--Ethical Hacker Whether you're interested in becoming a serious hacker/penetration tester or just want to know how they work, this book is one you need to read. Intense, technically sound, and eye-opening.--Sandra Henry-Stocker, IT World Definitely a recommended read for the technical security professional with some basic previous exposure to Python.--Richard Austin, IEEE CipherA well-written book that will put you on track to being able to write powerful and potentially scary tools. It's up to you to use them for good.--Steve Mansfield-Devine, editor of Elsevier's Network Security NewsletterA well implemented read with lots of good ideas for fun offensive Python projects. So enjoy, and don't forget it's all about the code!--Dan Borges, LockBoxxA useful eye-opener.--MagPi Magazine If you work as a computer security professional and want to code in Python, this is definitely a book that belongs on your bookshelf.--Craig Mullins, Data and Technology Today About the Author Justin Seitz is the president and co-founder of Dark River Systems Inc., where he spends his time shipping Hunchly (https: //www.hunch.ly), consulting for hedge funds and doing OSINT research. He is the author of Gray Hat Python (No Starch Press), the first book to cover Python for security analysis.Tim Arnold has worked as a professional Python software developer at the SAS Institute for more than 20 years. He contributes to several open source software projects and volunteers as a hacking trainer in his local community.
USB Complete - (Complete Guides) 5th Edition by Jan Axelson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 524Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: HardwareSeries Title: Complete GuidesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Lakeview ResearchAge Range: AdultBook theme: PeripheralsAuthor: Jan AxelsonLanguage: English About the Book "Includes SuperSpeed and SuperSpeedPlus (USB 3.1)"--Cover. Book Synopsis Now in its fifth edition, bridges the gap between the technical specifications and the real world of designing and programming devices that connect over the Universal Serial Bus (USB). Readers will learn how to select the appropriate USB speed, device class, and hardware for a device; communicate with devices using Visual C#; use standard host drivers to access devices, including devices that perform vendor-defined tasks; save power with USB's built-in power-conserving protocols; and create robust designs using testing and debugging tools. This fully revised edition also includes instruction on how to increase bus speed with SuperSpeed and SuperSpeedPlus, implement wireless communications, and develop for USB On-The-Go and embedded hosts About the Author Jan Axelson is the author four previous editions of USB Complete and seven additional books about computers and electronic technology, including Embedded Ethernet and Internet Complete, Serial Port Complete, and USB Mass Storage. Her articles have appeared in Circuit Cellar, EDN, Embedded Systems Programming, and Nuts & Volts.
Automate This - by Christopher Steiner (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 248Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Social AspectsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: PortfolioAge Range: AdultAuthor: Christopher SteinerLanguage: English Book Synopsis How the rise of computerized decision-making affects every aspect of business and daily life The bot takeover began with high frequency trading on Wall Street, and from there it spread to all manners of high-level tasks--such as diagnosing illnesses or interpreting legal documents. There is no realm of human endeavor safe from algorithms that employ speed, precision and nuance. In this fascinating book, Steiner tells the story of how algorithms took over and shows why the "bot revolution" is about to spill into every aspect of our lives. We meet bots that are driving cars, penning haikus, and writing music mistaken for Bach's. They listen in on customer service calls and figure out what Iran would do in the event of a nuclear standoff. On Wall Street, pre-programmed algorithmic deals are executed by machines faster than any human could--leaving human investors at a severe disadvantage. But what will the world look like when algorithms control our hospitals, our roads, and our national security? Is a stock market controlled by high-speed trading bots worth investing in? And what role will be left for doctors, lawyers, writers, truck drivers, and many others? Review Quotes "[Steiner] excels in bringing a dry subject to life."--Financial TimesAs readers follow Steiner in his whirlwind tour of algorithm applications, they will marvel at the versatility of a mathematical tool understood only by a small circle of experts. Readers peer over the experts' shoulders long enough to trace the decision-tree logic of an individual algorithm and to follow the cascading dynamics of the linked algorithms that drive the "bots" now handling everything from putting astronauts into space to matching compatible personalities venturing into the dating scene.... An accessible foray into computer programming that has become a hidden but pervasive presence.--Bryce Christensen, Booklist "Algorithms are affecting every field of human endeavor, from markets to medi-cine, poker to pop music. Read this book if you want to understand the most powerful force shaping the world today and tomorrow."--Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist, MIT; coauthor of Race Against the Machine"Christopher Steiner knows how to find terrific stories and tell them well. He has written a lively narrative with humans at its center. To be sure, its subject is important, but the book is also fun."--Randall Stross, author of Planet Google and The Launch Pad About the Author Chris Steiner is the author of $20 Per Gallon, a New York Times bestseller. His writing has appeared in Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and more. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University. Steiner lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his family.
Applied Data Science with Python and Jupyter - by Alex Galea (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Data VisualizationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Packt PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Alex GaleaLanguage: EnglishUS
CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide - by Ian Neil (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 532Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Information TechnologyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Packt PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ian NeilLanguage: English About the Book CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide makes the most complex Security+ concepts easy to understand despite having no prior knowledge. It offers exam tips in every chapter along with access to practical exercises and exam checklist that map to the exam objectives and it is the perfect study guide to help you pass CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. Book Synopsis This is a practical certification guide covering all the exam topics in an easy-to-follow manner backed with mock tests and self-assesment scenarios for better preparation.Key Features: Learn cryptography and various cryptography algorithms for real-world implementationsDiscover security policies, plans, and procedures to protect your security infrastructureWritten by Ian Neil, one of the world's top CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) trainerBook Description: CompTIA Security+ is a worldwide certification that establishes the fundamental knowledge required to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide is a best-in-class exam study guide that covers all of CompTIA Security+ 501 exam objectives. It is authored by Ian Neil, who is a world-class trainer of CompTIA Security+ 501. Packed with self-assessment scenarios and realistic exam questions, this guide will help you master the core concepts to succeed in the exam the first time you take it.Using relevant examples, you will learn all the important security fundamentals from Certificates and Encryption to Identity and Access Management concepts. You will then dive into the important domains of the exam; namely, threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, technologies and tools, architecture and design, risk management, and cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).This book comes with over 600 practice questions with detailed explanation that is at the exam level and also includes two mock exams to help you with your study plan. This guide will ensure that encryption and certificates are made easy for you.What You Will Learn: Get to grips with security fundamentals from Certificates and Encryption to Identity and Access ManagementSecure devices and applications that are used by your companyIdentify the different types of malware and virus and take appropriate actions to protect against themProtect your environment against social engineering and advanced attacksImplement PKI conceptsLearn about secure coding techniques, quality control, and testingTroubleshoot common security issuesWho this book is for: This book is designed for anyone who is seeking to pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. It is a stepping stone for anyone who wants to become a security professional or move into cyber security. This certification guide assumes no prior knowledge of the product.
Up and Running with AutoCAD 2021 - by Elliot J Gindis & Robert C Kaebisch (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 752Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Drafting & Mechanical DrawingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Academic PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Elliot J Gindis & Robert C KaebischLanguage: English Book Synopsis Up and Running with AutoCAD 2021: 2D and 3D Drawing, Design and Modeling presents a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. The book emphasizes core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor.
The Rust Programming Language (Covers Rust 2018) - by Steve Klabnik & Carol Nichols (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 560Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: ProgrammingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: No Starch PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Open SourceAuthor: Steve Klabnik & Carol NicholsLanguage: English About the Book "The official guide to Rust, a community-developed, systems programming language. Begins with a hands-on project to introduce the basics, then explores key concepts in depth"-- Book Synopsis The official book on the Rust programming language, written by the Rust development team at the Mozilla Foundation, fully updated for Rust 2018. The Rust Programming Language is the official book on Rust: an open source systems programming language that helps you write faster, more reliable software. Rust offers control over low-level details (such as memory usage) in combination with high-level ergonomics, eliminating the hassle traditionally associated with low-level languages. The authors of The Rust Programming Language, members of the Rust Core Team, share their knowledge and experience to show you how to take full advantage of Rust's features--from installation to creating robust and scalable programs. You'll begin with basics like creating functions, choosing data types, and binding variables and then move on to more advanced concepts, such as: - Ownership and borrowing, lifetimes, and traits - Using Rust's memory safety guarantees to build fast, safe programs - Testing, error handling, and effective refactoring - Generics, smart pointers, multithreading, trait objects, and advanced pattern matching - Using Cargo, Rust's built-in package manager, to build, test, and document your code and manage dependencies - How best to use Rust's advanced compiler with compiler-led programming techniques You'll find plenty of code examples throughout the book, as well as three chapters dedicated to building complete projects to test your learning: a number guessing game, a Rust implementation of a command line tool, and a multithreaded server. New to this edition: An extended section on Rust macros, an expanded chapter on modules, and appendixes on Rust development tools and editions. Review Quotes Covers everything you could want to know about the language. --Stack Overflow About the Author Steve Klabnik is the Community Team Leader for the Rust team at Mozilla, in charge of official Rust community documentation as well as the key Rust community advocate. Klabnik is a frequent speaker at conferences and one of the world's most prolific contributors to Rails projects.Carol Nichols is a member of the Rust Community Team. She's been active in the Rust community and is an organizer of the Rust Belt Rust Conference.
Learning Agile - by Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 420Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Software Development & EngineeringFormat: PaperbackPublisher: O'Reilly MediaAge Range: AdultBook theme: Project ManagementAuthor: Andrew Stellman & Jennifer GreeneLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learning Agile is a comprehensive guide to the most popular agile methods, written in a light and engaging style that makes it easy for you to learn. Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to go agile can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile's underlying principles, then by describing four specific--and well-used--agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban.Each method focuses on a different area of development, but they all aim to change your team's mindset--from individuals who simply follow a plan to a cohesive group that makes decisions together. Whether you're considering agile for the first time, or trying it again, you'll learn how to choose a method that best fits your team and your company.Understand the purpose behind agile's core values and principlesLearn Scrum's emphasis on project management, self-organization, and collective commitmentFocus on software design and architecture with XP practices such as test-first and pair programmingUse Lean thinking to empower your team, eliminate waste, and deliver software fastLearn how Kanban's practices help you deliver great software by managing flowAdopt agile practices and principles with an agile coach About the Author Andrew Stellman is a developer, architect, speaker, agile coach, project manager, and expert in building better software. He has over two decades of professional experience building software, and has architected large-scale real-time back end systems, managed large international software teams, been a Vice President at a major investment bank, and consulted for companies, schools, and corporations, including Microsoft, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Bank of America, Notre Dame, and MIT. He's had the privilege of working with some pretty amazing programmers during that time, and likes to think that he's learned a few things from them.Jennifer Greene is an agile coach, development manager, business analyst, project manager, tester, speaker, and authority on software engineering practices and principles. She's been building software for over twenty years in many different domains including media, finance, and IT consulting. She's worked with teams of excellent developers and testers to tackle tough technical problems and focused her career on finding and fixing the habitual process issues that crop up along the way.
Digital Processing of Random Signals - (Dover Books on Electrical Engineering) by Boaz Porat (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 449Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: TelecommunicationsSeries Title: Dover Books on Electrical EngineeringFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Boaz PoratLanguage: English About the Book This excellent advanced text rigorously covers several topics. Geared toward students of electrical engineering, its material is sufficiently general to be applicable to other engineering fields. 1994 edition. Book Synopsis This excellent advanced text rigorously covers several topics related to random signal processing. Geared toward students of electrical engineering, its material is sufficiently general to be applicable to other engineering fields. It features numerous homework problems of varying difficulty, with ample hints for the more challenging problems, and solutions for those with results that reappear in later chapters.Author Boaz Porat, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), in Haifa, introduces stationary processes and discusses their structure and main properties. He proceeds to examinations of statistical estimation theory, classical spectrum estimation, and parameter estimation theory for Gaussian processes. Subsequent chapters explore autoregressive parameter estimation and its role in adaptive estimation techniques, in addition to estimation methods based on high-order statistical analysis and the time-frequency analysis of nonstationary signals. Four helpful appendixes conclude the text. About the Author Boaz Porat is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, Israel.
Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor - (Disney Editions Deluxe) by Don Iwerks (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Television & VideoSeries Title: Disney Editions DeluxeFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Disney EditionsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Don IwerksLanguage: English
About the Book
"Disney legend Ub Iwerks is most-often remembered as the animator who worked directly with Walt Disney and first animated Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, but as this new deluxe volume by Ub's son Disney Legend Don Iwerks reveals, he was so much more...he was Walt's ultimate inventor"--Provided by publisher.
Disney Legend Ub Iwerks is most-often remembered as theanimator who worked directly with Walt Disney and first animated Mickey Mouseand Minnie Mouse, but as this new deluxe volume by Ub's son Disney Legend DonIwerks reveals, he was so much more. . . . he was Walt's ultimate inventor!
Gorgeous never-before-published photographs and fascinatingpersonal memories celebrate the half-a-century career of Ub, a self-taughtanimator who became an exceptional draftsman, prolific innovator, andall-around technical genius who directly collaborated with Walt to create someof the most loved moments throughout film and theme parks.
Even before the creation of Mickey, Walt established areputation as a technical leader in Hollywood and frequently relied on thecounsel, expertise, ingenuity, and creativity of a kindred spirit, lifelongfriend, and fellow virtuoso: Ub Iwerks. Up till now, Ub and his many technicalinventions and techniques have been largely unknown by the general public. Hisillustrious career consisted of dozens of innovative contributions, large andsmall, to both animated and live-action motion pictures, as well as the fieldsof optics, film processes, and special effects. He was also the major force behindthe design of special cameras, projectors, electronics, and audio for themepark projects, and much more.
The high standard set by Walt and Ub continues to inspireartists and technicians within The Walt Disney Company as they explore newavenues of quality entertainment. Here is a one-of-a-kind appreciation to anextraordinary man and an outstanding career, a record of his many inventionsand accomplishments, and a tribute from a grateful son to his remarkablefather.
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- Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks
- The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky
- One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the MagicAcross the Globe
- Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the DisneyTheme Parks
- Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century
- Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food
- Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years fromCalifornia to Shanghai
- Poster Art of the Disney Parks
- The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic
#4 of "19 great coffee table books for Disney fans"--Business Insider". . . an exhaustive look at [Ub] Iwerks' life and relationship with [Walt] Disney, first as friends in Kansas City and then as partners at Walt Disney Studios. . . . Don, a former Disney executive, includes in the book photographs, story sketches and movie posters. He also pays particular tribute to his father's mechanical inventions in special effects, such as cameras and printers, as well as his work on several Disneyland attractions, namely Pirates of the Caribbean, It's a Small World and the Haunted Mansion."--LA Weekly". . .Even longtime fans of [Ub] Iwerks and his notable achievements (for which he received two Academy Awards) have been largely in the dark about the specifics of his contributions, as well as the details of his relationship with Walt. That unfortunate gap in the historical record has now been rectified with the publication of Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, Iwerks' son Don's affectionate and highly informative chronicle of his father's years at Disney. Featuring never-before-published photos and engaging first-hand accounts of Iwerks' professional and personal experiences during a half-century career, Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor transcends the typical industry bio, offering substantial technical details for the specialist, while remaining wholly accessible to the general reader. For anyone familiar with Don Iwerks' own illustrious career, the intimacy and knowledgeability of Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor won't come as a surprise. Himself an Oscar-winning technical innovator who worked with his father for many years at Disney, Don Iwerks is singularly well-positioned to tell Ub Iwerks' story."--Animation World Network"I am proud to have contributed a foreword to this invaluable history of Ub Iwerks's career written by his son. (It is also an uncommonly handsome volume.) Don Iwerks . . . describes his father's many inventions and innovations in detail but what I value most about this book is his description of Ub's unique relationship with Walt Disney."--Leonard Maltin"Walt Disney's lifelong friend and colleague Ub Iwerks has been the subject of a renowned documentary film as well as a highly-regarded biography. Now, his career as an innovator, inventor, and creative problem-solver has been documented in an entertaining and beautifully-illustrated focus on Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks. The author of this fascinating work is no less an authority than Ub's son, Don Iwerks, who followed his father to The Walt Disney Studios where Don also developed technology still used in Disney parks around the world. This never-before-told facet of Disney biography and technology is a fascinating addition to the library of any Disney fan."--Jeff Kurtti, Author and Disney Historian
About the Author
Don Iwerks followed his father, Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, to The Walt Disney Studios in 1950. There, among many leadership roles and accomplishments, Don developed cameras, projectors, and other technical systems, many of which are still used in Disney parks around the world, among them Circle-Vision 360, wide-gauge 3-D film systems, and the projection system for the wildly popular Star Tours attraction.
In 1986, after thirty-five years at Disney, Don joined fellow Disney executive Stan Kinsey to cofound their own company, Iwerks Entertainment, a maker of giant-screen theaters, simulation theaters, and 3-D-projection-based theme park attractions. In 1997, Don received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In 2009, Don Iwerks joined his father in the pantheon of Disney icons when he was presented with the prestigious Disney Legends Award. He most recently contributed to The Imagineering Story docuseries now streaming on Disney+.
Searching for that perfect gift for the Disney theme park fan in your life? Explore more archival-quality books from Disney Editions:
Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks
The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky
One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic Across the Globe
Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks
Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century
Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food
Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai
Poster Art of the Disney Parks
The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic
Samsung Galaxy S10 For Dummies - by Bill Hughes (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: HardwareFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Mobile DevicesAuthor: Bill HughesLanguage: English Book Synopsis The bestselling guide to your new Samsung This book documents all the features and capabilities of Samsung Galaxy S10 device, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is intimidated by the technology and baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the phones. All aspects of the suite of devices are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the phone features and capabilities: texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, maps, navigation, camera and video, social networking, taking pictures, watching movies, downloading apps, synching with a PC, and expanding the phone's potential with new software releases. The accessible and fun writing style provides clear direction and doesn't hinder the book's important content and coverage. Readers will keep this book close by, referring to it often as they explore the features of their new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone. Navigate your phone Use mobile data technology Send and receive messages Have fun with apps If you're baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with your phone, your solution is here! From the Back Cover Explore all the new features of the Galaxy S10 Go online, take photos and videos, use maps, and watch movies Have fun with games, apps, and social media Take full advantage of the S10's great features! The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S10 is here, and with it, upgrades and changes. With this book as your guide, you'll navigate them all with ease! Cruise around the multi-touch screen, discover all the capabilities of the new camera, check out a wealth of new apps, consolidate your contacts, and set up shortcuts to your favorite websites. Get acquainted with Bixby, pay for lunch with Samsung Pay, and tell your phone who to call. Soon you'll wonder how you survived without your S10 and marvel at how easy it was to learn! Inside... Set up and configure your S10 Explore all its features Use mobile data technology Sync your S10 to your PC Enjoy music and podcasts Check out all the new apps Organize your calendar Master maps and navigation About the Author Bill Hughes is a veteran marketing strategy executive who has led initiatives to develop new products and solutions. He has worked for Xerox, Microsoft, IBM, General Electric, Motorola, and US West Cellular, and has written articles for several wireless industry trade magazines, as well as for USA Today and Forbes.
Sharenthood - (Strong Ideas) by Leah A Plunkett (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Social AspectsSeries Title: Strong IdeasFormat: HardcoverPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Leah A PlunkettLanguage: English About the Book From baby pictures in the cloud to a high school's digital surveillance system, the author examines how adults unwittingly compromise children's privacy online. Book Synopsis From baby pictures in the cloud to a high school's digital surveillance system: how adults unwittingly compromise children's privacy online.Our children's first digital footprints are made before they can walk--even before they are born--as parents use fertility apps to aid conception, post ultrasound images, and share their baby's hospital mug shot. Then, in rapid succession come terabytes of baby pictures stored in the cloud, digital baby monitors with built-in artificial intelligence, and real-time updates from daycare. When school starts, there are cafeteria cards that catalog food purchases, bus passes that track when kids are on and off the bus, electronic health records in the nurse's office, and a school surveillance system that has eyes everywhere. Unwittingly, parents, teachers, and other trusted adults are compiling digital dossiers for children that could be available to everyone--friends, employers, law enforcement--forever. In this incisive book, Leah Plunkett examines the implications of "sharenthood"--adults' excessive digital sharing of children's data. She outlines the mistakes adults make with kids' private information, the risks that result, and the legal system that enables "sharenting."Plunkett describes various modes of sharenting--including "commercial sharenting," efforts by parents to use their families' private experiences to make money--and unpacks the faulty assumptions made by our legal system about children, parents, and privacy. She proposes a "thought compass" to guide adults in their decision making about children's digital data: play, forget, connect, and respect. Enshrining every false step and bad choice, Plunkett argues, can rob children of their chance to explore and learn lessons. The Internet needs to forget. We need to remember. Review Quotes Plunkett is describing a set of questions, about data and privacy, that many of us already grapple with. Yet it all seems particularly nefarious in the context of children, for whom a defining condition of life is that they are captive to forces they cannot possibly grasp.... [Sharenthood's] most gripping moments come when she imagines scenarios that seem both far-fetched and, when you think more deeply about the direction of technological innovation, a bit inevitable.--Hua Hsu, The New Yorker--Illuminating and common sense.... Reveals the alarming ways your family's data can be used and distributed, and advocates for a more thoughtful approach to how we parent your digital-era offspring.--Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon--One of 13 Must-Read Books for FallLeah Plunkett illuminates children's digital footprints: the digital baby monitors, the daycare livestreams, the nurse's office health records, the bus and cafeteria passes recording their travel and consumption patterns--all part of an indelible dossier for anyone who knows how to look for it. Plunkett thinks the offspring surveillance ought to stop and has suggestions for how to kick the sharenting habit. They are worth considering.--Emma Grey Ellis, Wired--Presents, with humor, insight, and a laudable broad-mindedness, a look at all concerns, both hypothetical and glaringly real, that parents should consider....An engaging, interesting read, one that doesn't scold but rather encourages everyone to consider their own view of privacy and press pause for just a moment before they post, tweet, swipe, scan, or upload anything.---- About the Author Leah Plunkett is Associate Dean for Administration, Associate Professor of Legal Skills, and Director of Academic Success at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. She is Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. John Palfrey is Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, coauthor of Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age, and author of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge volume Intellectual Property Strategy.
Java by Comparison - by Simon Harrer & Jorg Lenhard & Linus Dietz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: WebFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pragmatic BookshelfAge Range: AdultBook theme: Web ProgrammingAuthor: Simon Harrer & Jorg Lenhard & Linus DietzLanguage: English Book Synopsis Write code that's clean, concise, and to the point: code that others will read with pleasure and reuse. Comparing your code to that of expert programmers is a great way to improve your coding skills. Get hands-on advice to level up your coding style through small and understandable examples that compare flawed code to an improved solution. Discover handy tips and tricks, as well as common bugs an experienced Java programmer needs to know. Make your way from a Java novice to a master craftsman. This book is a useful companion for anyone learning to write clean Java code. The authors introduce you to the fundamentals of becoming a software craftsman, by comparing pieces of problematic code with an improved version, to help you to develop a sense for clean code. This unique before-and-after approach teaches you to create clean Java code. Learn to keep your booleans in check, dodge formatting bugs, get rid of magic numbers, and use the right style of iteration. Write informative comments when needed, but avoid them when they are not. Improve the understandability of your code for others by following conventions and naming your objects accurately. Make your programs more robust with intelligent exception handling and learn to assert that everything works as expected using JUnit5 as your testing framework. Impress your peers with an elegant functional programming style and clear-cut object-oriented class design. Writing excellent code isn't just about implementing the functionality. It's about the small important details that make your code more readable, maintainable, flexible, robust, and faster. Java by Comparison teaches you to spot these details and trains you to become a better programmer. What You Need: You need a Java 8 compiler, a text editor, and a fresh mind.That's it. About the Author Simon Harrer is a developer and teacher who's always looking out for new technologies, frameworks, and ideas. His friends call him a clean code evangelist, but in a good way.Jörg Lenhard is a university teacher, software engineering researcher, and open source software developer. He's working on code quality and software architecture.Linus Dietz is a research assistant at the Technical University of Munich. His passion lies in developing elegant algorithms and advancing open source software.
Arms and Armor - (Dover Pictorial Archive) by Carol Belanger Grafton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Military ScienceSeries Title: Dover Pictorial ArchiveFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Carol Belanger GraftonLanguage: English About the Book Over 750 detailed, high-quality illustrations from rare 19th-century sources: suits of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and other implements, along with scenes of battle, soldiers, horses, artillery, and more. Book Synopsis Over thousands of years, man has developed an enormous variety of offensive and defensive weapons for use in battle as well as a vast array of armor and other protective devices. Now artists and illustrators can draw on this extensive archive for superb copyright-free illustrations of vintage arms, armor, and other battlefield paraphernalia. Choose from a rich trove of over 750 illustrations compiled from rare nineteenth-century sources. Included are detailed, high-quality depictions -- arranged chronologically and, to some extent, geographically -- of suits of armor, chain mail, swords, halberds, spears, pikes, lances, crossbows, axes, daggers, helmets, shields, knives, small arms, and a host of other implements, along with scenes of battle, siege, jousts, soldiers, horses, and more. Especially suitable for projects requiring a medieval or old-fashioned flavor, these illustrations reproduce extremely well. They will fill a myriad of needs for battle-related graphic art. From the Back Cover Over thousands of years, man has developed an enormous variety of offensive and defensive weapons for use in battle as well as a vast array of armor and other protective devices. Now artists and illustrators can draw on this extensive archive for superb copyright-free illustrations of vintage arms, armor, and other battlefield paraphernalia. Choose from a rich trove of over 750 illustrations compiled from rare nineteenth-century sources. Included are detailed, high-quality depictions--arranged chronologically and, to some extent, geographically--of suits of armor, chain mail, swords, halberds, spears, pikes, lances, crossbows, axes, daggers, helmets, shields, knives, small arms, and a host of other implements, along with scenes of battle, siege, jousts, soldiers, horses, and more. Especially suitable for projects requiring a medieval or old-fashioned flavor, these illustrations reproduce extremely well. They will fill a myriad of needs for battle-related graphic art. Original Dover (1995) publication.
Optimal Control Theory - (Dover Books on Electrical Engineering) by Donald E Kirk (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 452Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: ElectronicsSeries Title: Dover Books on Electrical EngineeringFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Donald E KirkLanguage: English About the Book Upper-level undergraduate text introduces aspects of optimal control theory: dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle, and numerical techniques for trajectory optimization. Numerous figures, tables. Solution guide available upon request. 1970 edition. Book Synopsis Optimal control theory is the science of maximizing the returns from and minimizing the costs of the operation of physical, social, and economic processes. Geared toward upper-level undergraduates, this text introduces three aspects of optimal control theory: dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle, and numerical techniques for trajectory optimization.Chapters 1 and 2 focus on describing systems and evaluating their performances. Chapter 3 deals with dynamic programming. The calculus of variations and Pontryagin's minimum principle are the subjects of chapters 4 and 5, and chapter 6 examines iterative numerical techniques for finding optimal controls and trajectories. Numerous problems, intended to introduce additional topics as well as to illustrate basic concepts, appear throughout the text.
Java Programming for Android Developers for Dummies - (For Dummies (Computers)) 2nd Edition by Barry Burd (Counterpack, Empty)
Number of Pages: 456Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Software Development & EngineeringSeries Title: For Dummies (Computers)Publisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Barry BurdLanguage: English Book Synopsis Develop the next killer Android App using Java programming! Android is everywhere! It runs more than half the smartphones in the U.S.--and Java makes it go. If you want to cash in on its popularity by learning to build Android apps with Java, all the easy-to-follow guidance you need to get started is at your fingertips. Inside, you'll learn the basics of Java and grasp how it works with Android; then, you'll go on to create your first real, working application. How cool is that? The demand for Android apps isn't showing any signs of slowing, but if you're a mobile developer who wants to get in on the action, it's vital that you get the necessary Java background to be a success. With the help of Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies, you'll quickly and painlessly discover the ins and outs of using Java to create groundbreaking Android apps--no prior knowledge or experience required! Get the know-how to create an Android program from the ground up Make sense of basic Java development concepts and techniques Develop the skills to handle programming challenges Find out how to debug your app Don't sit back and watch other developers release apps that bring in the bucks! Everything you need to create that next killer Android app is just a page away! From the Back Cover Master basic Java programming Create an Android program from start to finish Assemble and debug your own app The knowledge you need to build Android apps! Do you have a great idea that you want to turn into an even better app? Java is the building block you need to develop remarkable Android programs. Even if you have zero Java experience, these step-by-step instructions get you going without any head-scratching or hand-wringing. First, you'll explore how Java and Android work together. Then you'll learn Java basics, how to work with Android Studio, and the essentials of object-oriented programming--all while creating and testing real working apps. Inside... Getting and installing Android Studio and why you need it Steps for setting up your app Using an Android virtual device Java building blocks How and why to reuse code Testing and debugging tips How to build an Android game About the Author Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He hosts podcasts and videos about software and other technology topics. He is the author of many articles and books, including Java For Dummies.
Chicken Coops - by Judy Pangman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 166Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: AgricultureFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Storey PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Animal HusbandryAuthor: Judy PangmanLanguage: English About the Book A collection of plans and concepts to inspire you to build a custom coop for your flock. Book Synopsis Just like houses, chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops -- from the strictly practical to flights of fancy -- guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be. Color photographs and innovative suggestions fill this encouraging guide, while lively anecdotes profile an array of coop builders and their various construction methods. Start building the coop of your chickens' dreams! From the Back Cover Bring your chickens home to roost in comfort and style! Whether you're keeping one hen in a small backyard or 1,000 hens in a large free-range pasture, this delightful collection of hen hideaways will spark your imagination and inspire you to begin building. Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45 coops for housing both laying hens and meat birds (chickens or turkeys). The coops range from fashionable backyard structures featured in the annual Seattle Tilth City Chickens Tour and the Mad City Chickens Tour in Madison, Wisconsin, to the large-scale, moveable structures Joel Salatin has fashioned for Polyface Farm in Virginia. You'll also find ideas for converting trailer frames, greenhouses, and backyard sheds; low-budget alternatives for working with found and recycled materials; and simple ways to make waterers, feeders, and nestboxes. A gallery of color photographs provides other creative ideas to get you going. With basic building skills, a little elbow grease, and this book of conceptual plans, you've got all you need to shelter your flock.
The End of Fossil Fuel Insanity - by Terry Etam (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 258Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: EnvironmentalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: FriesenPressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Terry EtamLanguage: English About the Book Everyone knows that fossil fuels won't last forever. Something needs to change at some point, regardless of whether the issue is climate change or because we need a practical replacement for petroleum as cheap supplies run out.But wh... Book Synopsis Everyone knows that fossil fuels won't last forever. Something needs to change at some point, regardless of whether the issue is climate change or because we need a practical replacement for petroleum as cheap supplies run out.But while headlines suggest that a green-energy paradise is around the corner, not many are aware of the immense technical challenges that stand in its way. To turn our backs on fossil fuels, a staggering amount of work will be required to refit a global energy sector that has grown systematically for over a century. News of the latest green advancements can make it seem like plug-and-play technology, and simply a matter of switching from one source to another. In reality, the challenge is far greater, and infinitely more complicated.To make matters worse, environmentalists and fossil-fuel defenders wage continuous but fruitless war, and the growing gap makes it impossible to have any sort of constructive dialogue. Each camp becomes more locked in their position with every exchange, and the most revolutionary ideas never see the light of day. Instead of building, time and money are wasted sparring.Sparing no sacred cows, Terry Etam cuts through the media rhetoric, government propaganda, and widespread ignorance of the energy sector to get to the heart of what needs to change-and what needs to stay the same-if the challenges of moving away from fossil fuels are to be met, while maintaining the quality of life we have come to expect and rely on....
Estimating with Microsoft Excel - 3rd Edition by Jay P Christofferson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: ConstructionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: BuilderbooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: EstimatingAuthor: Jay P ChristoffersonLanguage: English About the Book The author takes readers through generating an estimating workbook in Microsoft Excel 2007 step by step to save time and avoid costly errors. The book includes formulas for calculating common materials and other project costs. The accompanying CD contains sample Excel workbooks that address the various stages of the estimating process. Book Synopsis Creating estimates for your new residential construction project just got a little easier. In Estimating with Microsoft(R) Excel, Third Edition, Jay Christofferson, a recognized expert in computerized estimating, details step-by-step how you can save money and time by using Microsoft(R) Excel 2007 to develop estimates that are reliable enough for your most important management decisions. The book and CD includes formulas for calculating concrete, rebar, labor, permits, taxes, and more, and demonstrates how to apply them in your everyday construction project management. You'll learn essential skills for programming basic formulas to automating Excel to integrate with other software packages-- Estimating with Microsoft(R) Excel will show you how to eliminate time-consuming steps and repetitive work by-- - setting up an accurate, efficient estimating system - creating databases - writing formulas - adapting shortcuts Boost your profit margin with the power of Microsoft(R) Excel 2007! "Jay Christofferson is a master in the industry. I can't imagine how we could run our business without Excel and the teaching and training that he has provided us." --Chad Magleby Vice President, Magleby Companies 2007 NAHB Custom Home Builders of the Year "This book teaches essential skills for a successful career in construction and beyond. What you learn from Estimating with Microsoft Excel(R) will build your confidence and increase your versatility in today's world of work." --Matthew Edwards Professor of Construction Management Southern Utah University "Learn how to budget and estimate using Excel with this great resource written especially for builders." --Skip Howes, CGP Scott Homes Ltd. Woodland Park, Colorado "Most builders wear many hats in their companies. They need quick solutions for understanding and managing costs. Jay's step-by-step approach teaches builders how to rapidly deploy Excel(R) to create estimates that will improve their bottom line." --J. Bradley Simons President Cottage Homes Corporation About the Author Jay P. Christofferson, author of Estimating with Microsoft Excel, is a licensed general contractor and a nationally recognized authority on construction estimating. He is the chairperson of one of the oldest and largest Construction Management programs in the nation at Brigham Young University, where he teaches estimating courses to students and professionals.
International Code of Signals - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 168Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Marine & NavalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Starpath PublicationsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The International Code of Signals is an international system of signals and codes for use by vessels to communicate important messages regarding safety of navigation and related matters. The code covers visual, sound, and radio communications.
Affective Computing - (Mit Press) by Rosalind W Picard (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 306Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Intelligence (AI) & SemanticsSeries Title: Mit PressFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Rosalind W PicardLanguage: English About the Book According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions. Book Synopsis According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions.The latest scientific findings indicate that emotions play an essential role in decision making, perception, learning, and more--that is, they influence the very mechanisms of rational thinking. Not only too much, but too little emotion can impair decision making. According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions.Part 1 of this book provides the intellectual framework for affective computing. It includes background on human emotions, requirements for emotionally intelligent computers, applications of affective computing, and moral and social questions raised by the technology. Part 2 discusses the design and construction of affective computers. Although this material is more technical than that in Part 1, the author has kept it less technical than typical scientific publications in order to make it accessible to newcomers. Topics in Part 2 include signal-based representations of emotions, human affect recognition as a pattern recognition and learning problem, recent and ongoing efforts to build models of emotion for synthesizing emotions in computers, and the new application area of affective wearable computers. Review Quotes "Compelling. . . . Picard convincingly demonstrates that computers can also be designed to think about feelings and how to rationally act in light of them. . . . A groundbreaking preface to a plausible direction in computer design."--Norman Weinstein, "Technology Review"" Compelling. . . . Picard convincingly demonstrates that computers can also be designed to think about feelings and how to rationally act in light of them. . . . A groundbreaking preface to a plausible direction in computer design." -- Norman Weinstein, Technology Review" Compelling. . . . Picard convincingly demonstrates that computers can also be designed to think about feelings and how to rationally act in light of them. . . . A groundbreaking preface to a plausible direction in computer design." -- Norman Weinstein, "Technology Review"-- Norman Weinstein, "Technology Review"
Dxing on the Edge, Volume 1 - by Jeffrey Briggs (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: RadioFormat: PaperbackPublisher: BookbabyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jeffrey BriggsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Any 160-meter enthusiast will tell you that operating on Topband, as it is called, is challenging, exciting and intriguing. Author Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, well known as a Topband expert, has compiled a book that will appeal to diehard 160-meter operators as well as those who have always wondered what goes on down there on the frequency spectrum. Indeed, the 160-meter aficionado is a special breed of operator. How do you know when you're a True-Blue 160-meter fan? One clue might be that you're finding yourself actually enjoying listening to static crashes... And you suspect you're on the edge when you wake up just before dawn for three months, just trying to make that seemingly impossible Topband DX QSO with Hong Kong or maybe Bangladesh! K1ZM has written this book as a fond dedication to one of the true pioneers on 160 meters, Stew Perry, W1BB, who is lovingly remembered by many people still on the air. DXing on the Edge chronicles W1BB's many accomplishments on Topband, plus those of numerous other early operators. Aside from detailed historical information, the author describes many practical antennas and operating techniques that can lead to success on 160. Like most of the ham bands, hearing the DX is the most challenging part of operating-and hearing well on Topband requires superior receiving antennas. Successful DXing can be accomplished even from a city lot, however, and the book includes lots of neat tricks and hints that will help you work the rare ones. About the Author Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, is a well-known 160-meter DXer and contester who developed a fascination with 160 meters in the late 1950s. Having read about the 160-meter accomplishments of W1BB in the pages of QST's How's DX? column, written by Rod Newkirk, W9BRD, Jeff dreamed of the day when he too could join in on the fun on Topband. As a teenager with only a receiver and no transmitter, this would not become possible until nearly 20 years later. While performing his military service from 1968 to 1972, Jeff used to listen to W1BB's enormous signal at sunrise in Bremerhaven, Germany. The receiving antenna there was a three-wire rhombic at 100 feet for 1.750 MHz. With such an antenna, signals from even the western USA were quite copiable in northern Germany. Still lacking a transmitter at that time, Jeff corresponded often with W1BB, who was kind enough to send him periodic copies of his famous 160-Meter Newsletter. This piqued Jeff's interest even more and at the 1973 New England ARRL Convention, he finally met Stew Perry in person. Stew was delivering a forum on the challenges of 160-meter DXing. A lengthy discussion ensued, some of which forms the basis for the early history of W1BB's career reported in this book. At the time, Stew Perry was 69 years old but still very active on Topband. K1ZM's personal affection for Stew Perry and a genuine respect for his achievements on 160 meters formed the impetus for the creation of this work. It is altogether fitting and appropriate that the story of W1BB and of his peers in the early years of 160-meter DXing be preserved for others to read about and enjoy. The author resides today in on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and on Prince Edward Island, Canada. He is married with two children and can be found regularly on 160 meters pursuing his passion-chasing DX on Topband!
Engineering and Social Justice - (Synthesis Lectures on Engineering, Technology and Society) by Donna Riley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 164Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Social AspectsSeries Title: Synthesis Lectures on Engineering, Technology and SocietyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Morgan & ClaypoolAge Range: AdultAuthor: Donna RileyLanguage: EnglishThe profession of engineering in the United States has historically served the status quo, feeding an ever-expanding materialistic and militaristic culture, remaining relatively unresponsive to public concerns, and without significant pressure for change from within. This book calls upon engineers to cultivate a passion for social justice and peace and to develop the skill and knowledge set needed to take practical action for change within the profession. Because many engineers do not receive education and training that support the kinds of critical thinking, reflective decision-making, and effective action necessary to achieve social change, engineers concerned with social justice can feel powerless and isolated as they remain complicit. Utilizing techniques from radical pedagogies of liberation and other movements for social justice, this book presents a roadmap for engineers to become empowered and engage one another in a process of learning and action for social justice and peace.
Technology Matters - (Mit Press) by David E Nye (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 282Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Social AspectsSeries Title: Mit PressFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: David E NyeLanguage: English About the Book Discusses in nontechnical language ten central questions about technology that illuminate what technology is and why it matters. Book Synopsis Discusses in nontechnical language ten central questions about technology that illuminate what technology is and why it matters.Technology matters, writes David Nye, because it is inseparable from being human. We have used tools for more than 100,000 years, and their central purpose has not always been to provide necessities. People excel at using old tools to solve new problems and at inventing new tools for more elegant solutions to old tasks. Perhaps this is because we are intimate with devices and machines from an early age--as children, we play with technological toys: trucks, cars, stoves, telephones, model railroads, Playstations. Through these machines we imagine ourselves into a creative relationship with the world. As adults, we retain this technological playfulness with gadgets and appliances--Blackberries, cell phones, GPS navigation systems in our cars.We use technology to shape our world, yet we think little about the choices we are making. In Technology Matters, Nye tackles ten central questions about our relationship to technology, integrating a half-century of ideas about technology into ten cogent and concise chapters, with wide-ranging historical examples from many societies. He asks: Can we define technology? Does technology shape us, or do we shape it? Is technology inevitable or unpredictable? (Why do experts often fail to get it right?)? How do historians understand it? Are we using modern technology to create cultural uniformity, or diversity? To create abundance, or an ecological crisis? To destroy jobs or create new opportunities? Should the market choose our technologies? Do advanced technologies make us more secure, or escalate dangers? Does ubiquitous technology expand our mental horizons, or encapsulate us in artifice?These large questions may have no final answers yet, but we need to wrestle with them--to live them, so that we may, as Rilke puts it, live along some distant day into the answers. Review Quotes Provocative...Nye's mission in this anecdote-rich, briskly analytical, and indignation-arousing overview is to make us think more critically about the boons and banes of technology and make our views known.--Donna Seaman--Nye's book addresses many of the issues and debates surrounding our highly textured technological society, and these are reflected in the questions he asks. Does technology control us? Does it lead to cultural uniformity or diversity? To sustainable abundance or to ecological crisis? To more security or escalating danger? The book is rich in examples, is easily readable and is short enough to be recommended for a day's read.--Nature--The incessant march of technology's evolution is the subject of David Nye's very readable book. It is written in the form of questions and expansive answers, with read like a primer (if not a discursive catechism) on what historians of technology have been thinking about over the half-century or so since their field was formalized. One of the striking effects of Nye's treatment is that it leads the reader to the incontrovertible conclusion that the answers to questions about technology evolve no less than technology itself. This is hardly surprising: thinking and writing about technology can be as creative a pursuit as inventing.--New Scientist-- About the Author David E. Nye is Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Babbage Institute and the History of Science and Technology program at the University of Minnesota and Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. His other books published by the MIT Press include Electrifying America and American Technological Sublime. He was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Medal in 2005 and was knighted by the Queen of Denmark in 2013.
Legendary Farm Tractors - by Andrew Morland (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: AgricultureFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Voyageur Press (MN)Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Andrew MorlandLanguage: English About the Book "Legendary Farm Tractors" contains more color photographs of more types of farm tractor than any other book. All models are presented with detailed captions to delight any tractor buff. Book Synopsis If you're a tractor enthusiast with a passion for tractor photography, Legendary Farm Tractors is a dream-come-true pictorial produced with you in mind. Containing more color photographs of more types of farm tractors than any other book in print, Legendary Farm Tractors presents tractors from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan--models from the 1880s to today--along with detailed captions, together offering a comprehensive photographic history of tractors. Organized alphabetically by make so that readers can find their favorites easily, the tractors covered here include everything from familiar manufacturers like John Deere, Ford, Farmall, Case, Caterpillar, and International Harvester to obscure tractors that have seldom been seen, such as the special streamlined Porsche coffee plantation tractor that looks more like a sports car than a piece of farm equipment. The extensive variety and distinguished photographs by noted photographer Andrew Morland make this an exceptional book for tractor buffs and the perfect gift book for any machine enthusiast. About the Author Andrew Morland is a freelance photojournalist. He is the photographer of numerous Voyageur Press tractor books, including The Bigger Book of John Deere, Vintage Ford Tractors, and Classic Tractors of the World. He lives in Somerset, England.
Complete Guide to Home Canning, Preserving, and Freezing - by U S Department of Agriculture (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Food ScienceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Martino Fine BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: U S Department of AgricultureLanguage: English Book Synopsis 2012 Reprint. Exact facsimile of the original editions, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This book comprises seven pamphlets originally published as a consumer service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Covers all aspects of home canning, preserving and Freezing. Profusely illustrated.
Big Data Science in Finance - by Irene Aldridge & Marco Avellaneda (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Computer ScienceFormat: HardcoverPublisher: WileyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Irene Aldridge & Marco AvellanedaLanguage: English Book Synopsis Explains the mathematics, theory, and methods of Big Data as applied to finance and investing Data science has fundamentally changed Wall Street--applied mathematics and software code are increasingly driving finance and investment-decision tools. Big Data Science in Finance examines the mathematics, theory, and practical use of the revolutionary techniques that are transforming the industry. Designed for mathematically-advanced students and discerning financial practitioners alike, this energizing book presents new, cutting-edge content based on world-class research taught in the leading Financial Mathematics and Engineering programs in the world. Marco Avellaneda, a leader in quantitative finance, and quantitative methodology author Irene Aldridge help readers harness the power of Big Data. Comprehensive in scope, this book offers in-depth instruction on how to separate signal from noise, how to deal with missing data values, and how to utilize Big Data techniques in decision-making. Key topics include data clustering, data storage optimization, Big Data dynamics, Monte Carlo methods and their applications in Big Data analysis, and more. This valuable book: Provides a complete account of Big Data that includes proofs, step-by-step applications, and code samples Explains the difference between Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) Covers vital topics in the field in a clear, straightforward manner Compares, contrasts, and discusses Big Data and Small Data Includes Cornell University-tested educational materials such as lesson plans, end-of-chapter questions, and downloadable lecture slides Big Data Science in Finance: Mathematics and Applications is an important, up-to-date resource for students in economics, econometrics, finance, applied mathematics, industrial engineering, and business courses, and for investment managers, quantitative traders, risk and portfolio managers, and other financial practitioners. From the Back Cover Big Data Science in Finance delivers the mathematics, theories, and applications of Big Data techniques in finance. Distinguished authors and professionals Irene Aldridge and Marco Avellaneda offer readers brand-new, updated material on the latest world-class research taught in the top Financial Mathematics and Engineering programs in the world. The book's materials have been tested in prestigious classrooms within the Cornell University Financial Engineering program and have proven highly engaging and instructive. In Big Data Science in Finance, Aldridge and Avellaneda walk readers through the foundational and advanced topics necessary to comprehensively understand the intersection of the worlds of Big Data and finance. Readers will learn about how Big Data differs from Small Data, in-depth techniques in supervised, semi-supervised, and unsupervised learning, the techniques for separating signal from noise, how to effectively deal with missing data values, data clustering, and much more, all in the context of profitable applications of Big Data to finance. Big Data Science in Finance and its supplementary web resources include lesson plans, end-of-chapter questions, and teaching slides that will aid readers in remembering and retaining the complex material within. Readers will obtain a complete and fulsome understanding of the Big Data techniques currently revolutionizing the finance and investment industries. From fundamental concepts to advanced subjects like supervised and unsupervised machine learning, the book walks readers through every subject they'll need to navigate the intersection of the worlds of Big Data and finance. Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in economics and econometrics, finance, applied mathematics, industrial engineering, and business, the book also belongs on the shelves of investment managers, quantitative traders, risk managers, and portfolio managers who aim to improve their ability to find success in the financial markets. About the Author IRENE ALDRIDGE is President and Managing Director, Research of AbleMarkets, a company that provides Big Data services to capital markets. She is also a visiting professor at Cornell University. More information at irenealdridge.com MARCO AVELLANEDA, PHD, is associated with Finance Concepts, a consulting firm he founded in 2003 and is a faculty member at New York University-Courant. He is regularly published in scientific journals like Quantitative Finance, Risk Magazine, and the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance. More information at marco-avellaneda.com
Wendell Berry: Essays 1993-2017 (Loa #317) - (Library of America Wendell Berry Edition) (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 864Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: AgricultureSeries Title: Library of America Wendell Berry EditionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Library of AmericaAge Range: AdultBook theme: Sustainable AgricultureAuthor: Wendell BerryLanguage: English About the Book "Including Life is a miracle and selections from Sex, economy, freedom & community, Another turn of the crank, Citizenship papers, The way of ignorance, What matters?, Imagination in place, It all turns on affection, Our only world, The art of loading brush". Book Synopsis The second volume of the Library of America's definitive two-volume selection of the nonfiction writings of our greatest living advocate for sustainable culture. Writing with elegance and clarity, Wendell Berry is a compassionate and compelling voice for our time of political and cultural distrust and division, whether expounding the joys and wisdom of nonindustrial agriculture, relishing the pleasure of eating food produced locally by people you know, or giving voice to a righteous contempt for hollow innovation. He is our most important writer on the cultural crisis posed by industrialization and mass consumerism, and the vital role of rural, sustainable farming in preserving the planet as well as our national character. Now, in celebration of Berry's extraordinary six-decade-long career, Library of America presents a two-volume selection of his nonfiction writings prepared in close consultation with the author. In this second volume, forty-four essays from ten works turn to issues of political and social debate--big government, science and religion, and the meaning of citizenship following the tragedy of 9/11. Also included is his Jefferson Lecture to the National Endowment for the Humanities, It All Turns on Affection (2012). Berry's essays remain timely, even urgent today, and will resonate with anyone interested in our relationship to the natural world and especially with a younger, politically engaged generation invested in the future welfare of the planet. INCLUDES: Life is a Miracle AND SELECTIONS FROM Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community Another Turn of the Crank Citizenship Papers The Way of Ignorance What Matters? Imagination in Place It All Turns on Affection Our Only World The Art of Loading Brush LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries. About the Author Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a novelist, poet, farmer, and environmental writer and activist. He has published over fifty books, including more than two dozen books of poetry, sixteen essay collections, and eight novels. In 2010 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016 he received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. He has made his home with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Henry County, Kentucky, for the last fifty years. Jack Shoemaker is the Editorial Director of Counterpoint Press, publishing the work of Gary Snyder, M.F.K. Fisher, Evan S. Connell, Robert Aitken, Anne Lamott, James Salter, Gina Berriault, and many others. He has worked with Wendell Berry for more than forty years.
Office 2019 All-In-One for Dummies - by Peter Weverka (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 816Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Desktop ApplicationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: SuitesAuthor: Peter WeverkaLanguage: English About the Book Home and business users around the globe turn to Microsoft Office and its core applications every day. Whether you're a newcomer or a veteran Office user, this guide provides coverage on all the newest updates and enhancements to the Office 2019 suite. Book Synopsis One book that does the work of nine!Knowing your way around Microsoft Office requires you to be part mathematician, part storyteller, and part graphic designer--with some scheduling wizard and database architect sprinkled in. So what do you do if these talents don't come naturally to you? Fear not! Office 2019 All-in-One For Dummies fills in the gaps and helps you create easy-to-read Word documents, smash numbers in Excel, tell your tale with PowerPoint, and keep it all organized with Outlook. With additional books covering Access, OneNote, and common Office tasks, this is the only Office book you need on your shelf. Get insight into tools common to all Office applications Find full coverage of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access Benefit from updated information based on the newest software release Discover the tricks Office pros use to enhance efficiency If you need to make sense of Office 2019and don't have time to waste, this is the all-in-one reference you'll want to keep close by! From the Back Cover 10 Books in one! Your complete guide to Office 2019 Microsoft Office is the productivity tool used in homes and workplaces around the globe. Getting the most out of Office requires you to be part mathematician, part graphic designer, part storyteller, part database architect, and part wizard. Or you can just consult with the simple steps in this book to get results from Office's applications. It's a crash course in every part of the Office suite, with valuable tips for making the most out of Office. 10 Books Inside... Office Nuts & Bolts Word 2019 Excel(R) 2019 PowerPoint(R) 2019 Outlook(R) 2019 Access(R) 2019 Publisher 2019 Working with Charts & Graphics Office 2019 -- One Step Beyond File Sharing & Collaborating About the Author Peter Weverka is a veteran tech writer and long-time For Dummies author. Among his credits are Office 2016 All-in-One For Dummies and Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies, both top sellers in their respective categories.
Chicken - (Environmental History) by Paul R Josephson (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 252Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: AgricultureSeries Title: Environmental HistoryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Polity PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Animal HusbandryAuthor: Paul R JosephsonLanguage: English About the Book "The irresistible rise and fall of the world's favourite farm animal"-- Book Synopsis Why has the chicken become the meat par excellence, the most plentifully eaten and popular animal protein in the world, consumed from Beijing to Barcelona? As renowned historian Paul Josephson shows, the story of the chicken's rise involves a whole host of factors; from art, to nineteenth-century migration patterns to cold-war geopolitics. And whereas sheep needed too much space, or the cow was difficult to transport, these compact, lightweight birds produced relatively little waste, were easy to transport and could happily peck away in any urban back garden. Josephson tells this story from all sides: the transformation of the chicken from backyard scratcher to hyper-efficient industrial meat-product has been achieved due to the skill of entrepreneurs who first recognized the possibilities of chicken meat and the gene scientists who bred the plumpest and most fertile birds. But it has also been forced through by ruthless capitalists and lobbyists for "big farmer", at the expense of animal welfare and the environment. With no sign of our lust for chicken abating, we're now reaching a crisis point: billions of birds are slaughtered every year, after having lived lives that are nasty, brutish and short. The waste from these victims is polluting rivers and poisoning animals. We're now plunging "egg-first" into environmental disaster. Alongside this story Josephson tells another, of an animal with endearing characteristics who, arguably, can lay claim to being man's best friend long before the dog reared its snout or the cat came in from the cold. Lionized in medieval romances and modern cartoons, the chicken's relationship to humanity runs deep; by treating these animals as mere food products, we become less than human. Review Quotes Timely, important and forensically researched.Australian Book ReviewThis book swiftly and very readably outlines the century-long rise of [factory farming corporations] and the re-creation of the chicken into the worldÂs staple food. Josephson brings the various corporate and scientific personalities of his story alive, and despite the relatively breezy tone heÂs chosen to adopt, he never flinches from the ugly reality of his subject.Open Letters ReviewWise and scrupulously referenced.The Spectator Magazine About the Author Paul R. Josephson is a leading historian of science, technology, and of Soviet history, and the author of thirteen books. His research has taken him all over the world, from Siberia to Brazil, and from meat packing plants to nuclear reactors, lumber mills to hydroelectric power stations, to soy, fish and chicken farms, and from rain forest to tundra. Josephson is Professor of Russian and Soviet History at Colby College.
Special Functions for Scientists and Engineers - (Dover Books on Mathematics) by W W Bell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 247Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: Engineering (General)Series Title: Dover Books on MathematicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: W W BellLanguage: English About the Book Physics, chemistry, and engineering undergraduates will benefit from this straightforward guide to special functions. Its topics possess wide applications in quantum mechanics, electrical engineering, and many other fields. 1968 edition. Includes 25 figures. Book Synopsis Physics, chemistry, and engineering undergraduates will benefit from this straightforward guide to special functions. Its topics possess wide applications in quantum mechanics, electrical engineering, and many other fields. 1968 edition. Includes 25 figures.
Macos Catalina for Dummies - by Bob LeVitus (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 528Genre: Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Operating SystemsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Apple (Mac OS & iOS)Author: Bob LeVitusLanguage: English Book Synopsis Get a handle on macOS Catalina It doesn't matter if you're doing your computing on an old reliable Macbook or a brand-new Mac desktop, both rely on macOS to help you get things done. It helps to have an equally reliable guidebook to steer you through the tasks and steps that make macOS run efficiently. This fun and friendly guide provides the direction you need to easily navigate the classic and brand new features in macOS Catalina. Longtime expert Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus shares his years of experience to help you better understand Catalina and make it a timesaving tool in your life. Take a tour of the macOS Catalina interface Get organized and save time with macOS applications Find pro tips on speeding up your Mac Back up your data macOS Catalina For Dummies is perfect for new and inexperienced macOS users looking to grasp the fundamentals of the operating system. From the Back Cover Take a tour of the macOS Catalina(TM) interface Get organized and save time with macOS applications Get pro tips on speeding up your Mac Here's the easy way to Catalina Your iMac(R), MacBook(R), Mac mini(R), or Mac Pro(R) is not complete without a powerful operating system. macOS Catalina provides the foundation you need to run applications and get the most from your Mac. This book offers essential advice for making macOS Catalina work for you. Expert author Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus shares his insights into how to get organized and save time with new and updated applications, apply insightful tips and tricks, and keep your Mac and your stuff safe. Learn to tweak your Mac to collaborate with others and let your creativity flow! Inside... Navigating the interface Customizing your desktop Keeping track of your files Putting Siri(R) to work Connecting to Wi-Fi Adding productivity apps Managing your media Troubleshooting your Mac About the Author Bob LeVitus, aka "Dr. Mac," is a veteran Mac enthusiast who has penned the "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle since 1996. A regular contributor to tech publications, Bob believes computer books can actually be fun. He's written more than 80 of them on topics that include iPhone, iPad, and GarageBand, as well as various macOS versions.