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In 2015, Russian hackers tunneled deep into the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent leaks of the emails they stole may have changed the course of American democracy. But to see the DNC hacks as Trump-centric is to miss the bigger, more important story: Within that same year, the Russians not only had broken into networks at the White House, the State Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but had placed implants in American electrical and nuclear plants that could give them the power to switch off vast swaths of the country. This was the culmination of a decade of escalating digital sabotage among the world’s powers, in which Americans became the collateral damage as China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia battled in cyberspace to undercut one another in daily just-short-of-war conflict.

The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes—from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt—cyber is now the weapon of choice for democr...
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Full-length practice tests covering all CISSP domains for the ultimate exam prep

The (ISC)2 CISSP Official Practice Tests is a major resource for CISSP candidates, providing 1300 unique practice questions. The first part of the book provides 100 questions per domain. You also have access to four unique 125-question practice exams to help you master the material. As the only official practice tests endorsed by (ISC)2, this book gives you the advantage of full and complete preparation. These practice tests align with the 2018 version of the exam to ensure up-to-date preparation, and are designed to cover what you'll see on exam day. Coverage includes: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security.

The CISSP credential signifies a body of knowledge and a set of guaranteed skills that put you in demand in the marketplace. This book is your ticket to achieving this prestigious certification, by helping you test what you k...
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There are few one-size-fits-all solutions in sales. Context matters. Complex sales are different from one-call closes. B2B is different than B2C. Prospects, territories, products, industries, companies, and sales processes are all different. There is little black and white in the sales profession.

Except for objections. There is democracy in objections. Every salesperson must endure many NOs in order to get to YES. 

Objections don’t care or consider:

  • Who you are
  • What you sell
  • How you sell
  • If you are new to sales or a veteran
  • If your sales cycle is long or short – complex or transactional

For as long as salespeople have been asking buyers to make commitments, buyers have been throwing out objections. And, for as long as buyers have been saying no, salespeople have yearned for the secrets to getting past those NOs.

Following in the footsteps of his blockbuster bestsellers Fanatical Prospecting and Sales EQ, Jeb Blount’s Objections is a comprehensive and contemporary guide that engages your heart and mind.

In his signature right-to-the-point style, Jeb pul...
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***Selected as a CES 2018 Top Technology Book of the Year ***

"Artificial intelligence" is the buzzword of the day. You've no doubt read your fair share of media hype either proclaiming doom and gloom where robots seize our jobs or prophesying a new utopia where AI cures all our human problems. But what does it actually mean for your role as a business leader?

Applied Artificial Intelligence is a practical guide for business leaders who are passionate about leveraging machine intelligence to enhance the productivity of their organizations and the quality of life in their communities. If you want to drive innovation by combining data, technology, design, and people to solve real problems at an enterprise scale, this is your playbook.

This book does not overload you with details on debugging TensorFlow code nor bore you with generalizations about the future of humanity. Instead, we teach you how to lead successful AI initiatives by prioritizing the right opportunities, building a diverse team of experts, conducting strategic experiments, and consciously designing your solutions to benefit both your organization and society as a whole. This ...
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This book is your comprehensive workbook for 6th Grade Common Core Math.

By practicing and mastering this entire workbook, your child will become very familiar and comfortable with the state math exam and common core standards. This 6th Grade Common Core Math Workbook (Free Response) includes:

• 20 Weeks of Daily Multiple Choice Practice

• Weekly Assessments

• State Aligned Common Core Curriculum

• End of Year Assessment

For practice with Multiple Choice questions, be sure to check out Part I of our workbook titled:

Argo Brothers Math Workbook, Grade 6: Common Core Multiple Choice (6th Grade) 2017 Edition

Each question is labeled with the specific common core standard so both parents and teachers can use this workbook for their student(s). This workbook takes the Common Core State Standards and divides them up among 20 weeks. By working on these problems on a daily basis, students will be able to (1) find any deficiencies in their understanding and/or practice of math and (2) have small successes each day that will build competence and confidence in their abilities.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Big Data, a prediction for how data will revolutionize the market economy and make cash, banks, and big companies obsolete

In modern history, the story of capitalism has been a story of firms and financiers. That's all going to change thanks to the Big Data revolution. As Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, bestselling author of Big Data, and Thomas Ramge, who writes for The Economist, show, data is replacing money as the driver of market behavior. Big finance and big companies will be replaced by small groups and individual actors who make markets instead of making things: think Uber instead of Ford, or Airbnb instead of Hyatt.

This is the dawn of the era of data capitalism. Will it be an age of prosperity or of calamity? This book provides the indispensable roadmap for securing a better future.

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Since Lightroom first launched 11 years ago, Scott Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 top-selling Lightroom book (it has been translated into dozens of different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom Classic CC, Scott did his biggest update ever, sharing all his latest techniques, insights, and invaluable tips using his award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style that makes learning Lightroom easy and fun.

 

Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book does that, right?). Instead, he shares his own personal settings, his time-tested techniques, and his proven step-by-step method of learning Lightroom, so you can begin using it like a pro from the start.

 

Each year, he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through his blog at LightroomKillerTips.com, and he has learned first-hand what really works and what doesn’t. He tells you flat-out which techniques work best, which ones to avoid, and why. You’ll learn:

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A timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer.

You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms.

Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our persona...
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This book is your comprehensive workbook for 7th Grade Common Core Math.

By practicing and mastering this entire workbook, your child will become very familiar and comfortable with the state math exam and common core standards. This 7th Grade Common Core Math Workbook (Multiple Choice) includes:

20 Weeks of Daily Multiple Choice Practice

Weekly Assessments

State Aligned Common Core Curriculum

End of Year Assessment

Detailed Video Answer Explanations to all questions in the workbook

For practice with Free Response questions, be sure to check out Part II of our workbook titled:

Argo Brothers Math Workbook, Grade 7: Common Core Math Free Response, Daily Math Practice Grade 7

Each question is labeled with the specific common core standard so both parents and teachers can use this workbook for their student(s). This workbook takes the Common Core State Standards and divides them up among 20 weeks. By working on these problems on a daily basis, students will be able to (1) find any deficiencies in their understanding and/or practice of math and (2) have small succe...
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It’s no secret that the right type of webinar can easily double or triple your business profits. In fact, many companies today would be bankrupt if it wasn’t for having a single, solid webinar. A strong webinar allows you to get more new customers into your business—and allows you to serve and make more profit from your existing customers and clients.

Most of your so-called competitors don’t use webinars. Or, if they do, they use them poorly. A powerful webinar in an industry where none exists can catapult your company immediately to the top of that market.

Jason Fladlien has helped countless businesses use and improve their webinars to the tune of six, seven, eight, and even nine figure wins. For many online businesses, he is their secret weapon for marketing success. For the first time, in his book One to Many, he makes his secrets publicly available to anyone who is willing to do a little work—to increase profits a lot!...
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A former FBI Special Agent, U.S. Army officer and leading cyber-security expert offers a devastating and essential look at the misinformation campaigns, fake news, and electronic espionage operations that have become the cutting edge of modern warfare—and how we can protect ourselves and our country against them.

Clint Watts electrified the nation when he testified in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. In Messing with the Enemy, the counterterrorism, cybersecurity and homeland security expert introduces us to a frightening world in which terrorists and cyber criminals don’t hack your computer, they hack your mind. Watts reveals how these malefactors use your social media information and that of your family, friends and colleagues to map your social networks, identify your vulnerabilities, master your fears and harness your preferences.

Thanks to the schemes engineered by social media manipulators using you and your information, business executives have coughed up millions in fraudulent wire transfers, seemingly good kids have joined the Islamic State, and staunch...
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In this motivational handbook—both a business how-to and self-help guide—the New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated takes on the fallacy of the "well-balanced" life, arguing that the key to success is learning to be well-lopsided.

Work. Sleep. Fitness. Family. Friends. Pick Three.

In an increasingly demanding world, we’ve been told that we can do everything—maintain friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. We just need to learn to balance it all. Randi Zuckerberg doesn’t believe in being well-balanced. We can’t do it all every day, she contends, and trying to do so only leaves us frustrated and feeling inadequate. But we can succeed if we Pick Three.

Randi first introduced the concept of Pick Three in a tweet—"The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma"—that went viral. Now, in this book, she expands on her philosophy and inspires others to follow her lead. From entrepreneurs to professionals, busy parents to students, Randi can help everyone learn to reject the unrealistic burden of balance and enjoy success in their own lives—by picking the most important areas to focus on in any g...
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A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence

"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.


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THE ESSENTIAL INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS: Easy & Most Delicious Foolproof Recipes for Your Whole Family with Beginners Guide (Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook) (Instant Pot Cookbook). cover
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Enjoy Quick and Foolproof Recipes - The Easy Way!

We know you want to become a master chef in the kitchen! We know you want to impress your guests, friends and all your loved ones with your great culinary skills. The Essential Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners provides you with the tools required to make the best dishes in the world with your Instant Pot. This cookbook consists of 250+ easy and most delicious foolproof recipes that are hand-picked and specially tried in our kitchen to help you master the instant pot from your very first meal. The ingredients are well listed and each recipe is accompanied by a foolproof instruction to help you make delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner without breaking a sweat. With this fabulous cookbook, you will learn how to make the best dishes in the world in the easiest way possible. You'll discover lots of tips, step-by-step guide for beginners and consist of 250+ quick and foolproof recipes under various chapters such as:
  • Meaning and Benefits of Pressure Cooking
  • Function Keys of Your Instant Pot & Cleaning Tips
  • Instant Pot Must-Have Tools (Accessories)
  • Breakfas...
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  • Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice cover
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    Your message has the ability to change someone’s life. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone’s health, grow a company or more…

    But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change. Expert Secrets will put your message into the hands of people who need it....
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    This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda(TM): Breath of the Wild and includes material from both of its DLC packs

    This book features nearly fifty pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, two-hundred and ninety-six pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a fifty-five-page historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team--Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma. Witness the making of a champion!

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    Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids - and How to Break the Trance cover
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    From addiction expert Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, a startling argument that technology has profoundly affected the brains of children―and not for the better.

    We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses―and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces―the Glow Kids―are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids―a form of interactive educational tool.

    Don’t believe it.

    In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology―more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity―has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent bra...
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    In Overconnected, Bill Davidow, a former Silicon Valley executive, explains how the almost miraculous success of the Internet Web has also created a unique set of hazards, in effect overconnecting us, with the direst of consequences for our political, economic, and day-to-day lives.

    The practical applications of this new medium—not least among them the ability to borrow money, invest in the stock market, or buy a new home—have made it a force unequaled in scope or impact in our daily lives. But the luxuries of the connected age have taken on a momentum all of their own, ultimately becoming the root cause of the recent financial meltdown from which the world is now still struggling to recover.
     
    By meticulously and counter-intuitively anatomizing how being overconnected tends to create systems of positive feedback that have largely negative consequences, Davidow explains everything from the recent subprime-mortgage crisis to the meltdown of Iceland, from the loss of people’s privacy to the spectacular fall of the stock market that forced the Federal Government to rescue institutions supposedly “too big to fail.” All because w...
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    Let us teach you “The Buzz Formula.” We are experts at generating an insane amount of business using the FB Groups and we have been doing this for 4 years now, so we KNOW what can be accomplished!

    We can take any Business or Professional, and teach them how to build a Personal Branding Group on Facebook which will grow without buying ads. If you have a FB Business Page already, you will see that the groups grow much faster and you will see how to utilize them together and develop far more connections with REAL people who are truly interested - and you will gain more business than you ever have before!

    Being a former Realtor, I know the struggles of finding Buyers & Sellers. We have already helped hundreds of Realtors learn how to stop calling leads, door knocking and going to trade shows. Those days are OVER! Let us teach you a much safer and more effective way to find clients.

    This book will show how to turn likes & comments into BUYERS & SELLERS all from the comfort of your home, by using the FB Groups....
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    Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley cover
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    A scathing, sardonic exploration of Silicon Valley tech culture, laying bare the greed, hubris, and retrograde politics of an industry that aspires to radically transform society for its own benefit. This enlightening audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested or involved in the tech industry.

    At the height of the start-up boom, journalist Corey Pein set out for Silicon Valley with little more than a smartphone and his wits. His goal: to learn how such an overhyped industry could possibly sustain itself as long as it has. Determined to cut through the clichés of big tech - the relentless optimism, the mandatory enthusiasm, and the earnest, incessant repetition of vacuous buzzwords - Pein decided that he would need to take an approach as unorthodox as the companies he would soon be covering. To truly understand the delirious reality of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he knew, he would have to inhabit that perspective - he would have to become an entrepreneur.

    Thus he begins his journey - skulking through gimmicky tech conferences, pitching his over-the-top business ideas to investors, and interviewing a cast of outrageous characters: cyborg...
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    Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online cover
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    Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online is the incredible true story of the dictators and governments that have risen to power within the real virtual world of EVE Online.

    Since 2003, this sci-fi virtual world has been ruled by player-led governments commanding tens of thousands of real people. The conflict and struggle for power between these diverse governments has led to wars, espionage, and battles fought by thousands of people from nations all over the world. There have been climactic last stands, wars for honor and revenge, and spies who caused more damage than a fleet of warships.

    Empires of EVE is the history of how political ideas first began to take hold in EVE Online, how that led to the creation of the first governments and political icons, and how those governments eventually collapsed into a state of total war from 2007-2009....
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    With its unique style and fast-paced action, the popularity of the Mega Man X video game series rivals even that of the classic blue bomber.

    Mega Man X: Official Complete Works shines the spotlight on 25 years of artwork from this classic series and features character designs, box art, sketches, promo art and many rarely seen art pieces. Artwork of favorites like X, Zero, Axl, Sigma, and tons of evil robot badies are packed into this prestigious collection....
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    "What does AI mean for your business? Read this book to find out." -- Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google

    Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life--driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In the face of such uncertainty, many analysts either cower in fear or predict an impossibly sunny future.

    But in Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

    When AI is framed as cheap prediction, its extraordinary potential becomes clear:

    • Prediction is at the heart of making decisions under uncertainty. Our businesses and personal lives are riddled with such decisions.
    • Prediction...
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    Are you looking to make money from home doing what you love? Do you need a little extra to pay for family vacations, your kids' college, or next month's mortgage? Are you a stay at home mom who wants to contribute to the family finances? Or maybe you want to earn a full-time income from home?

    In this book, the authors teach you everything you need to know to start a blog and earn your first $1000 (or more). If you love writing and are passionate about a topic then blogging is the perfect work-at-home job for you.

    In this book, you'll find easy step-by-step instructions on how to:

    * Pick a blogging niche that is profitable and exciting.
    * Set up your blog for less than $100 (even if you have no technical skills).
    * Create content you and your readers love.
    * Earn money from your blog - using six proven monetization strategies.
    * Market your blog like a pro (in less than one hour a day).

    While blogging is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it is a flexible and fun way to make money from home. In 2017, Lisa earned $2,300 a month from her blog. This is while homeschooling eight kids, ranging from teen to tot....
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    Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 2 cover
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    Explore the art and adventure of the quintessential entries in the Final Fantasy saga with this gorgeous 300-plus-page hardcover.

    Collecting concept art, design notes, creator retrospectives, and more from Final Faintasy VII, Final Faintasy VIII, and Final Faintasy IX, Dark Horse's journey through the creation of the groundbreaking role-playing masterpiece continues!

    Dark Horse and Square Enix are thrilled to present the second of three volumes that officially translate Square Enix's detailed history chronicling the creation of the Final Fantasy franchise's seventh, eighth, and ninth games. Filled with captivating art and creator commentary, Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 2 remains completely authentic to its Japanese source material with unrivaled access for a Western audience. This prestige compendium is a must-have addition for any Final Fantasy enthusiast's collection....
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    The Hacker Playbook 3: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing cover
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    Back for the third season, The Hacker Playbook 3 (THP3) takes your offensive game to the pro tier. With a combination of new strategies, attacks, exploits, tips and tricks, you will be able to put yourself in the center of the action toward victory.

    The main purpose of this book is to answer questions as to why things are still broken. For instance, with all the different security products, secure code reviews, defense in depth, and penetration testing requirements, how are we still seeing massive security breaches happening to major corporations and governments? The real question we need to ask ourselves is, are all the safeguards we are putting in place working? This is what The Hacker Playbook 3 - Red Team Edition is all about.

    By now, we are all familiar with penetration testing, but what exactly is a Red Team? Red Teams simulate real-world, advanced attacks to test how well your organization's defensive teams respond if you were breached. They find the answers to questions like: Do your incident response teams have the right tools, skill sets, and people to detect and mitigate these attacks? How long would it take them to perform these tasks and is i...
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    CISSP Study Guide -  fully updated for the 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge

    CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8th Edition has been completely updated for the latest 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This bestselling Sybex study guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, real-world examples, advice on passing each section of the exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more. Reinforce what you've learned with key topic exam essentials and chapter review questions.

    Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment that includes:

    • Six unique 150 question practice exams to help you identify where you need to study more. Get more than 90 percent of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam.
    • More than 1400 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the exam
    • A searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms ...
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    God of War: Prima Official Guide cover
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    Detailed Maps: Our maps reveal key locations, crucial items, and hidden secrets—never lose your way!

    Expert Combat Tactics: We show you how to master vicious physical combat to vanquish every foe.

    Exhaustive Data on Upgrades & Enemies: Complete analysis of how to upgrade Kratos’ Leviathan Axe and Atreus’ bow & arrow along with details on how to battle the hordes of Norse creatures they encounter.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web access version of the complete guide, optimized for a second-screen experience.

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    The Service First Framework: My not-so-secret secret to thriving as an entrepreneur cover
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    There's a very real, not-so-secret reason some entrepreneurs thrive while others struggle. And it's the part that far too many marketers — and marketing books — leave out. And although entrepreneurs rush to gobble up all of this seemingly good advice, they never really get the results they’re after.

    The reason many business owners never see the results they want is because they see marketing as selling. And let’s face it, when you think of selling, you think of all kinds of “salesy” (and in some cases very sleazy) tactics. That’s because a lot of people actually use those tactics or they approach it as a laundry list of to-dos to check off on the way to fame and fortune.

    The purpose of The Service First Framework is to show you why miracle checklists or over-the-top sales and marketing tactics don't work — and to give you a better, clearer path to creating, promoting and selling your products and services. A framework for communicating and delivering meaning and lasting value to people.

    By the time you reach the last page, you’ll know:

    Reset Your Child's Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time cover
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    A no-cost, nonpharmaceutical treatment plan for children with behavioral and mental health challenges

    Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar illness, autism, or other disorders but don’t respond well to treatment. They are then medicated, often with poor results and unwanted side effects. Based on emerging scientific research and extensive clinical experience, integrative child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley has pioneered a four-week program to treat the frequent underlying cause, Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS).

    Dr. Dunckley has found that everyday use of interactive screen devices — such as computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets — can easily overstimulate a child’s nervous system, triggering a variety of stubborn symptoms. In contrast, she’s discovered that a strict electronic fast single-handedly improves mood, focus, sleep, and behavior, regardless of the child’s diagnosis.

    Offered now in this book, this simple intervention can produce a life-changing shift in brain function — all withou...
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    Fortnite: The Legendary Guide to becoming a Pro in Fortnite Battle Royale cover
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    THE LEGENDARY GUIDE TO BECOMING A PRO IN FORTNITE: BATTLE ROYALE!


    Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet, or Kindle device



    Fortnite: Battle Royale is the free-to-play multiplayer game that has taken the world by storm in the months since its release. With its take on the one versus 100 genre and a dash of building thrown in, Fortnite has quickly risen to become the most popular game amongst the masses. With everyone from celebrities to your little brother thoroughly addicted to the game, it’s easy to see why you would want to be the very best. Unfortunately for those who are arriving a little late to the party, there are plenty of people out there who are already very, very good at Fortnite. Luckily Fortnite: Legendary Guide to becoming a Pro in Fortnite Battle Royale can give you the skills you need to compete on an even playing field as quickly as possible.




    Inside you will find:


  • A step by step strategy for securing your first solo win
  • Gameplay habits that separate the best from the rest
  • Best Landing Spots to ensure a powerful Early Game
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  • Dark Souls Remastered Collector's Edition Guide cover
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    A CLASSIC RETURNS
    A remastered classic deserves a remastered guide--this very special update to the official Dark Souls game guide brings everything there is to know about the world of Lordran together in one place. We've expanded every part of our original Dark Souls guide to take advantage of many thousands of hours of play since the game's original release. Expect far more than a reprint! All of the original data and strategies have been expertly updated, and entirely new sections have been added. Whether you're new to this classic game or about to get sucked back in again, you'll die a lot less with this book by your side.

    Expanded features include:

    Expanded Walkthrough
    A full, beautiful walkthrough of Lordran, including the Artorias of the Abyss expansion areas. The illustrated maps will guarantee that you miss nothing and beautiful 4K screenshots makes this a reference worth holding on to.

    New PvP Coverage
    Dark Souls Remastered expands PvP so it becomes an even richer experience, so we've added a full chapter to help you dive in to online play and fully understand its arcane intricacies. From...
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    As whole, the ecommerce industry is ANTIQUATED. It’s out of date! and is way way way behind in terms of what’s actually working in the world of online business.

    Most ecommerce business owners are still doing things in the same way they were done back in the early dot com days. And that my friend is a recipe for disaster.

    There is SO much more to ecommerce than building a store, filling it with products and driving some traffic.

    If that describes you and your business, then let this be your wake up call!

    There is a transformative shift happening in the ecommerce industry right now.

    What worked before is either no longer an option or is rapidly losing its effectiveness.

    It’s time for you as an ecommerce entrepreneur to evolve your brand, your business and your brain.

    THIS BOOK, Is the playbook for capitalizing on this evolution.

    Ecommerce Evolved contains a simple, repeatable and proven formula to help you build, grow and scale a wildly profitable ecommerce business in today’s competitive market.

    You will find Zero Theory inside this book. Tanner Larsson has dist...
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    Python Programming: A Step By Step Guide For Beginners


    Python is a fun language to learn, and it is now one of the most popular programming languages, suitable for almost any task from developing graphical user interfaces to building web applications.

    Pуthоn is a powerful high-lеvеl, object-oriented рrоgrаmming lаnguаgе.
    It hаѕ ѕimрlе еаѕу-tо-uѕе ѕуntаx, making it thе perfect lаnguаgе fоr ѕоmеоnе trуing tо lеаrn соmрutеr рrоgrаmming for thе firѕt timе.

    If уоu аrе getting ѕtаrtеd in programming, Python iѕ аn awesome choice. You will be amazed how muсh you can dо in Python оnсе уоu knоw the basics.



    Thiѕ is a соmрrеhеnѕivе guidе оn hоw tо gеt started in Pуthоn, why уоu should learn it and how уоu саn lеаrn it.

    A Preview Of What You Will Learn:

    -Introduction to Python Programming

    -Various Features of Python

    -Learn to program in Python

    -why learn Python programming language?

    -Learn Object-oriented programming

    -What are the common data types in Python?

    -How to ...
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    Cloud computing is the most significant technology development of our lifetimes. It has made countless new businesses possible and presents a massive opportunity for large enterprises to innovate like startups and retire decades of technical debt. But making the most of the cloud requires much more from enterprises than just a technology change. Stephen Orban led Dow Jones’s journey toward digital agility as their CIO and now leads AWS’s Enterprise Strategy function, where he helps leaders from the largest companies in the world transform their businesses. As he demonstrates in this book, enterprises must re-train their people, evolve their processes, and transform their cultures as they move to the cloud. By bringing together his experiences and those of a number of business leaders, Orban shines a light on what works, what doesn’t, and how enterprises can transform themselves using the cloud....
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    This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levys classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolutions original hackers - those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early 80s who took risks bent the rules and pushed the world in a radical new direction With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates Mark Zukerberg Richard Stallman and Steve Wozniak Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems They had a shared sense of values known as the hacker ethic that still thrives today Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for todays digital world from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II Amazon com Exclusive The Rant Heard Round the World By Steven Levy Author Steven Levy When I began researching Hackers-so many years ago that its scary-I thought Id largely be chronicling the foibles of a sociologically weird cohort ...
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    A Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death.

    What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons that can attack targets without human input. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on deep research and firsthand experience to explore how these next-generation weapons are changing warfare.

    Scharre’s far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. He spotlights artificial intelligence in military technology, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II―antecedents of today’s homing missiles―to autonomous cyber weapons, submarine-hunting robot ships, and robot tank armies. Through interviews with defense experts, ethicists, psychologists, and activists, Scharre surveys what challenges might face...
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    Too often, calling the IT department is a technologically unsavvy person’s worst nightmare. The guys behind the screens seem cold and condescending. But, in reality, they’re just well-meaning people who have never learned how to handle customers. Your IT team can do more than just untangle tech issues. They can bring about positive, innovative change that rockets your business to the next level.

    In Badass IT Support, IT consultant Ben Brennan delivers his no-nonsense, customer-centric approach to improving IT departments. Using case studies, customer surveys, leading metrics, and personal experiences, he shows how to hire, train, and empower IT teams to exceed expectations and become killer in both the tech and support parts of their jobs. He also shows how a better IT department means a better bottom line for the entire company.

    Say good-bye to stereotypes and hello to a rock-star IT team that will knock everyone’s socks off....
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    I was thinking about all different kinds of creative names for this book and I settled on “From The Ashes Of Failure, A System For Business Growth Was Born”

    I realized, this is how I came up with my system… failure.  

    The failures I experienced were severe, I lost everything I had… three times.

    I battled alcoholism and I’m proud to say I’ve been sober since October 20th 2005.

    Quitting was never an option, I was determined to be successful no matter what happened.

    I learned so much through failure that I’m thankful for the experiences. Every mega failure brought it’s own set of challenges and things to overcome but it’s made me who I am today, and I’m proud of the person I have become.

    If it weren’t for those failures I wouldn’t have met my amazingly supportive and absolutely beautiful wife, Paige.

    We met at a job I had to take after a business failure… had that business been a success, we wouldn’t have met.

    Her belief in me is one of the main reasons you’re reading this right now.

    My hope for this book is to give you a different way to think about growing your business....
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    Your First 100: How to Get Your First 100 Repeat Customers (and Loyal, Raving Fans) Buying Your Digital Products Without Sleazy Marketing or Selling Your Soul cover
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    What if you had a pool of repeat customers and loyal, raving fans waiting to buy EVERY SINGLE ONE of your digital products?

    What if you never had to chase or wonder where the next sale of your digital product is going to come from?

    What if you knew exactly how to turn first time visitors into subscribers and then loyal customers who stay and buy again and again and again…

    Nodding YES?

    Your First 100 will allow you to discover how to take the brand and business you have right now and transform it into one that has the potential to build repeat customers and loyal, raving fans.

    Brand loyalty isn’t just for the big brands. Your First 100 will show you how you can tap into the exact loyalty recipe as an online business and brand selling digital products. 

    Here’s what’s packed in this how-to guide: 

    • How to be TOP OF MIND every single time your ideal customer is ready to buy
    • The 4C formula to writing emails that hoo...
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    When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.

    While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its...
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    Summary

    Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples.

    Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

    About the Technology

    Machine learning has made remarkable progress in recent years. We went from near-unusable speech and image recognition, to near-human accuracy. We went from machines that couldn't beat a serious Go player, to defeating a world champion. Behind this progress is deep learning—a combination of engineering advances, best practices, and theory that enables a wealth of previously impossible smart applications.

    About the Book

    Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and pra...
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    Imagine finding yourself added to a WhatsApp group whose members start disappearing!

    Ben O'Reilly, divorced and in his 40s, is a member of an elite reserve combat unit who has lost his faith in love and relationships. He finds himself added by an unknown individual to a mysterious WhatsApp group. The only group member known to him is Eddie, who once was his best friend but became his enemy. Ben falls for Sharon, who he discovers was once married to a member of the group. Then group members begin to disappear one by one, and Ben suspects that he is also being targeted by a well-known mafia boss in the group.

    Then a call to an unknown group member sets off a bomb!

    When Ben dials an unknown group number, his call triggers a bomb at the airport. Sharon is injured in the blast, but Ben worries that she is somehow tied to the attempts on his life. When Ben arrives at her home, he discovers that she had been involved with sinister members of the WhatsApp group.

    Ben must bring all of his skills together to best the bad guys!

    Faced by a shady espionage conspiracy, involving his former best friend and a shady FBI agent, and a rauc...
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    Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace. 

    How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter - that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance - and what drives it - using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for listeners to apply in their own organizations.
    Listeners will discover how to measure the performance of their teams and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.

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    NOW A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

    The definitive guide to spreading ideas, building movements, and leaping ahead in our chaotic, connected age. Get the book New York Times columnist David Brooks calls "the best window I’ve seen into this new world."


    Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in our chaotic, connected age? In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest stories of our time--the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber; the out-of-nowhere victories of Obama and Trump; the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo--and reveal what's really behind them: the rise of "new power."
         For most of human history, the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized and then jealously guarded. This "old power" was out of reach for the vast majority of people. But our ubiquitous connectivity makes possible a different kind of power. "New power" is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It works like a current, not a currency--and it is most forceful when it surges. The battle between old and new power is determining who governs us, how we work, and even how we think and feel....
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    With over 100 video games to his name, Mega Man is one of the most recognizable icons of gaming.

    Mega Man: Official Complete Works showcases 30 years of artwork from this classic series, featuring character designs, box art, promo art and many rarely seen art pieces. Fan favorites Proto Man, Bass & Treble, Rush, Dr. Wily, tons of robot baddies, and of course the blue bomber himself are all packed into this prestigious collection....
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    A thrilling, in-world overview of Abstergo Industries, the mysterious organization at the center of the Assassin’s Creed® franchise.

    Agent: At Abstergo Entertainment, history is an experience. Our work not only enriches lives, it brings out truths that time has forgotten. But as many of our analysts have learned, testing these experiences is not easy. These files represent the work of the first analyst to take on the case of Subject 44412—Arno Dorian. Living through the bloodiest days of the French Revolution, Dorian’s life certainly took many dark turns, but those memories and choices are his own. Up until now, Dorian has proven to be one of the biggest challenges for our research team. We believe that there is valuable information to be gleaned from this subject, and our hope is that you will succeed where others have failed. Familiarize yourself with your predecessor’s file as you make your way through this case. Steel yourself, and stay focused. Don’t let us down. Your work so far has not gone unnoticed. Here is your chance to prove yourself. © 2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. All rights reserved. Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubis...
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    Want more stories like READY PLAYER ONE, Jumanji, and Sword Art Online? Dive into these immersive gaming-inspired novels from six trailblazing authors of litRPG/GameLit. *****Included titles have over 400 reviews on Amazon, with a 4.3 average***** Your adventure awaits!
     
     Sometimes gaming is the best escape. Until virtual reality gets a little too real... 
     
    These six full-length novels explore the intersection of pixels and reality, tackling big issues with plenty of adventure and geeky goodness along the way. From a modern-day coming of age tale to a gritty speculative dystopian future, these bestselling and award-winning authors deliver, with books that explore the boundaries of immersive gaming.
     
    Join the hackers and heroes adventuring within these virtual pages, but beware! Losing the game has dire consequences, not only for the players, but for the entire world.
     
    MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER
    - P. Aaron Potter (Winner of the Eppie Award in SF)
    Adventurers are supposed to be prepared for anything: dragons and destruction, glory or death. For...
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    Learn the hacks, tips and secretes to master Fortnite Battle Royale!

    This book breakds down the crucial element of success with specitic sections on:

    • Resource Collection
    • Building Structures
    • Weapons
    • Shooting and Aiming
    • Restoring Health
    • Movement
    • Game Strategies
    • Location Breakdowns

    MAKE IT TO THE FINAL KILL WITH THE NUMBER ONE FORTNITE GUIDE ON THE MARKET

    Weapons Strategy Building Resource Collecting...
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    Learning JavaScript is hell because of two problems.
    I remove the problems, and you start having fun.

    The first problem is retention. You remember only ten or twenty percent of what you read. That spells failure. To become fluent in a computer language, you have to retain pretty much everything.

    How can you retain everything? Only by constantly being asked to play everything back. That's why people use flashcards. But my system does flashcards one better. After reading a short chapter, you go to my website and complete twenty interactive exercises. Algorithms check your work to make sure you know what you think you know. When you stumble, you do the exercise again. You keep trying until you know the chapter cold. The exercises are free.

    The second problem is comprehension. Many learners hit a wall when they try to understand advanced concepts like variable scope and prototypes. Unfortunately, they blame themselves. That's why the Dummies books sell so well. But the fault lies with the authors, coding virtuosos who lack teaching talent. I'm the opposite of the typical software book author. I'll never code fast enough to land a job at Google. But I ...
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    Discover the technology that will change the future.



    In addition to blockchain technology, this book also explains the Internet of Things, smart contracts, the Ledger of Things, as well as the application of these technologies. After delving into the conceptual analysis of how these technologies work, this book provides guided, practical instruction on working with blockchain and cryptocurrencies, such as creating and executing a smart contract and opening an Ethereum wallet, with steps that are designed to help readers get started investing in cryptocurrencies.



    You will learn about:



    - Blockchain Technology


    - Blockchain Wallets


    - World-changing Blockchain Applications


    - The Ledger of Things


    - Blockchain Economy


    - Blockchain Lifecycle


    - Choosing the Right Blockchain


    - The Bitcoin Blockchain


    - The Ethereum Blockchain


    - The Digibyte Blockchain


    - The Ripple Blockchain


    - The Factom Blockchain


    - Hyperledger


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    The ultimate visual learner's guide to Windows 10

    Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the quick and easy way to get up and running with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Update. From setting up to shutting down and everything in between, this book guides you through everything you need to know to start working with Windows 10. Learn how to customize Widows 10, pin an app to the Start menu, work with files and digital media, customize the interface, optimize performance, set up email, go online, and so much more. Two-page spreads, detailed instruction, and expert content walk you through more than 150 Windows tasks. Coverage includes the Windows 10 release, along with the newest features of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

    This is your visual guide to learning what you can do with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

    • Find your way around Windows 10 with full-color screen shots
    • Install programs, set up user accounts, play music and videos, and more
    • Learn basic maintenance that keeps your system running smoothly
    • Set up password protection and troubleshoot basic issues quickly
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    Machine learning (ML) is changing virtually every aspect of our lives. Today ML algorithms accomplish tasks that until recently only expert humans could perform. As it relates to finance, this is the most exciting time to adopt a disruptive technology that will transform how everyone invests for generations. Readers will learn how to structure Big data in a way that is amenable to ML algorithms; how to conduct research with ML algorithms on that data; how to use supercomputing methods; how to backtest your discoveries while avoiding false positives. The book addresses real-life problems faced by practitioners on a daily basis, and explains scientifically sound solutions using math, supported by code and examples. Readers become active users who can test the proposed solutions in their particular setting. Written by a recognized expert and portfolio manager, this book will equip investment professionals with the groundbreaking tools needed to succeed in modern finance.

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    Designing the Obvious belongs in the toolbox of every person charged with the design and development of Web-based software, from the CEO to the programming team. Designing the Obvious explores the character traits of great Web applications and uses them as guiding principles of application design so the end result of every project instills customer satisfaction and loyalty. These principles include building only whats necessary, getting users up to speed quickly, preventing and handling errors, and designing for the activity. Designing the Obvious does not offer a one-size-fits-all development process--in fact, it lets you use whatever process you like. Instead, it offers practical advice about how to achieve the qualities of great Web-based applications and consistently and successfully reproduce them.

    This latest edition updates examples to show the guiding principles of application design in action on today's web, plus adds new chapters on strategy and persuasion. It offers practical advice about how to achieve the qualities of great Web-based applications and consistently and successfully reproduce them.
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    Build and create your own Roblox world with this easy and fun guide!

    Roblox, the largest user-generated online gaming platform that allows users to create and share their own game worlds and gaming creations, has taken the digital world by storm. There are so many games and social worlds to create with the platform, and this guide gives you the advice you need to get started. With everything from instructions for playing the games to tips on creating your own games and worlds to the basics of scripting your own unique content, The Ultimate Roblox Book can help you to become a top Roblox designer....
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    Unlock the secrets of the world’s best Fortnite: Battle Royale players…

    Do you want to win more #1 Victory Royales? Do you want to know the best spots to land after you jump from the Battle Bus? Do you want to build awesome bases like you see on your favorite live streams? You’ve come to the right place. In this Fortnite: Battle Royale - Ultimate Guide you’ll discover:
  • The best area to loot (these areas usually contain 2 or 3 chests) with maps! - Page 62
  • How to skydive faster and make sure you always get the best loot - Page 37
  • The 5 best weapons to find - Page 57
  • What all PUBG players need to know about Fortnite tactics - Page 43
  • How to use camera angles to SPY on your enemies! - Page 49
  • Secrets locations to find double and triple chests - that most players don’t know about - Page 70
  • Pro combat building tips - Page 46
  • How to take ZERO fall damage when sliding down a hill - Page 33
  • Top 4 Unknown landing spots (some pros don’t even know about these) - Page 73
  • How to make sure you shots NEVER MISS - Page 21
  • The BEST town to land in at the start of the game. Get the j...
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    AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready?

    Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now--in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. Twenty-first-century pioneer companies are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. The bottom line is this: Businesses that understand how to harness AI can surge ahead. Those that neglect it will fall behind. Which side are you on?

    In Human + Machine, Accenture leaders Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson show that the essence of the AI paradigm shift is the transformation of all business processes within an organization--whether related to breakthrough innovation, everyday customer service, or personal productivity habits. As humans and smart machines collaborate ever more closely, work processes become more fluid and adaptive, enabling companies to change them on the fly--or to completely reimagine them. AI is changing all the rules of how companies operate.

    Based on the authors' experience and resea...
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    What if you could get in front of millions of prospects with the avid endorsement of famous influencers - without spending a dime?

    It's happening right in front of you every day. Guest experts on TV, radio, podcasts, blogs, and live streaming are getting local and national exposure for their businesses and brands that they could never have afforded to reach with ads.

    For a decade, Areva Martin has used the media to build a huge platform that expanded the influence and power of her brand exponentially. Media appearances on Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, The Doctors, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and more have virtually eliminated the need of a marketing budget for her thriving law firm and nonprofit organization while securing her place as one of America's most sought after thought leaders.

    In Make It Rain! Areva breaks the silence to reveal what insiders know about the power of media appearances to revolutionize a business and brand and get your core message out to the people who need it most. You'll learn how to:  

    • Match your brand to the right audience and media venues 
    • Craft pitches producers ca...
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    Based on the hottest, most in-demand seminar offered by the legendary story master Robert McKee -- STORYNOMICS translates the lessons of storytelling in business into economic and leadership success.

    Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Academy Awards and Emmy Awards runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation.

    Now in STORYNOMICS, McKee partners with digital marketing expert and Skyword CEO Tom Gerace to map a path for brands seeking to navigate the rapid decline of interrupt advertising. After successfully guiding organizations as diverse as Samsung, Marriott International, Philips, Microsoft, Nike, IBM, and Siemens to transform their marketing from an ad-centric to story-centric approach, McKee and Gerace now bring this knowledge to business leaders and entrepreneurs alike.

    Drawing from dozens of story-driven strategies and case studies taken from leading B2B and B2C brands, STORYNOMICS demonstrates how original storyte...
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    Do tears have a color? A boy imagines that they do and so much more!

    A boy asks his mother, “What is the color of tears?”. He tries to guess their color and, among other things, matches each shade with a flavor. Sweet tears, salty tears, sour tears. He plays with imaginative descriptions. If the tears were as red as ketchup, he would spread them on sausage and swallow them in a second. He imagines that brown tears are like mud on his face. The mother plays along with the child and enjoys guessing along with him the color of the tears.

    But whatever their color, he learns not to lock them inside

    In the end she embraces him and tells him the most important message: No matter what color the tears will be, the main thing is not to leave them locked inside, not to stop them but to let them out. The mother's words move the child, and he hugs her tightly. The closeness between them leads the mother to shed a tear of happiness, and the boy sees his mother's tear as golden in color, which is to him the most special color.

    Scroll up now to get your copy of The Color of Tears!

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    Exclusive PS4 Controller Skin: Only Available with this Collector's Edition Guide!

    Exclusive Foreword: Written by creative director Cory Barlog!

    Stunning Art Section: Features pieces from the upcoming official God of War art book from Dark Horse!

    Fan Art: Includes amazing art from dedicated fans!

    Compelling Interviews: Hear from the talented minds behind God of War!

    Premium Hardcover Book: The gorgeous, exclusive design is a must have for any fan, and features the signatures of the entire development team!

    Comprehensive Walkthrough: We lead you step by step from start to finish, through the brutal Norse wildlands of God of War

    Detailed Maps: Our maps reveal key locations, crucial items, and hidden secrets—never lose your way!

    Expert Combat Tactics: We show you how to master vicious physical combat to vanquish every foe.

    Exhaustive Data on Upgrades & Enemies: Complete analysis of how to upgrade Kratos’ Leviathan Axe and Atreus’ bow & arrow along with details on how to battle the hordes of Norse creatures they encounter

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    Using a simple computational task (term frequency) to illustrate different programming styles, Exercises in Programming Style helps readers understand the various ways of writing programs and designing systems. It is designed to be used in conjunction with code provided on an online repository. The book complements and explains the raw code in a way that is accessible to anyone who regularly practices the art of programming. The book can also be used in advanced programming courses in computer science and software engineering programs.

    The book contains 33 different styles for writing the term frequency task. The styles are grouped into nine categories: historical, basic, function composition, objects and object interactions, reflection and metaprogramming, adversity, data-centric, concurrency, and interactivity. The author verbalizes the constraints in each style and explains the example programs. Each chapter first presents the constraints of the style, next shows an example program, and then gives a detailed explanation of the code. Most chapters also have sections focusing on the use of the style in systems design as well as sections ...
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    What if you could get in front of millions of prospects with the avid endorsement of famous influencers--without spending a dime?

    It's happening right in front of you every day. Guest experts on TV, radio, podcasts, blogs, and live streaming are getting local and national exposure for their business and brand that they could never have afforded to reach with ads.

    For a decade, Areva Martin has used the media to build a huge platform that expanded the influence and power of her brand exponentially. Media appearances on Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, The Doctors, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and more have virtually eliminated the need of a marketing budget for her thriving law firm and non-profit organization, while securing her place as one of America's most sought after thought leaders.

    In Make It Rain! Areva breaks the silence to reveal what insiders know about the power of media appearances to revolutionize a business and brand and get your core message out to the people who need it most. You'll learn how to:
    • Match your brand to the right audience and media venues
    • Craft pitches producers can't resist
    • Jump on br...
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    Super Mario Official Sticker Book (Nintendo) cover
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    Enter a new stage of Super Mario in this full-color activity book starring Nintendo's classic team of Mario, Luigi, and their friends--plus stickers!

    Super Mario fans of all ages will love this full-color book featuring Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and all their friends from the Mushroom Kingdom. With tons of awesome activities and stickers, the Super Mario Official Sticker Book will be the most thrilling experience for Super Mario fans since World 1-1!

    Mario made his debut in the 1980s in arcades around the world and has since gone on to star in many adventures, evolving into the beloved icon he is today. He is a video game sensation, appearing across all genres--from action platformers to sports, kart racing, and beyond....
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    Codebreakers' Victory: How the Allied Cryptographers Won World War II cover
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    With exclusive interviews, a Signal Corps veteran tells the full story of how cryptography helped defeat the Axis powers, at Bletchley Park and beyond. 

    For years, the story of the World War II codebreakers was kept a crucial state secret. Even Winston Churchill, himself a great advocate of Britain’s cryptologic program, purposefully minimized their achievements in his history books. Now, though, after decades have passed, the true scope of the British and American cryptographers’ role in the war has come to light. It was a role key to the Allied victory. From the Battle of Britain to the Pacific front to the panzer divisions in Africa, superior cryptography gave the Allies a decisive advantage over the Axis generals. Military intelligence made a significant difference in battle after battle.

    In Codebreakers’ Victory, veteran cryptographer Hervie Haufler takes readers behind the scenes in this fascinating underground world of ciphers and decoders. This broad view represents the first comprehensive account of codebreaking during World War II. Haufler pulls together years of research, exclusive access to top secret files, and perso...
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    Blockchain Technology Explained: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide About Blockchain Wallet, Mining, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero, Ripple, Dash, IOTA And Smart Contracts cover
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    Instead of talking about investing, this book will focus on how blockchain technology works and how it might be used in the future. Topics you can expect to see in this book include:

    • What problem does blockchain solve?
    • How can technology make our institutions faster and less expensive?
    • Could technology replace our institutions (like governments, banks, etc) altogether?
    • How does blockchain build trust between strangers?
    • How does blockchain increase security for transactions and contracts?
    • Can blockchain be used outside of finance?
    • What is a block?
    • What is the chain and why do we need it?
    • What’s a technical explanation of what happens in the blockchain?
    • What is mining and why do we need it?
    • Are there alternatives to mining to create a blockchain?
    • What’s the story of Bitcoin?
    • Does Bitcoin have any problems?
    • What is Ethereum, and what is a smart contract?
    • Are there other blockchain technologies I should know about?
    • How are companies adopting blockchain?
    • What regulatory hurdles might slow blockchain adoption?
    ...
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    The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology cover
    Book Review

    The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why and how of the blockchain. 

    Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software applications. 

    The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its ...
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    Tales From The Sea of Thieves cover
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    Narrated by three unique pirate captains the book will take a look at the world through their eyes. From laughable pirate suspicions to the towns and islands these hardened seafarers call home, they’ll introduce and explore the fantastical Sea of Thieves, home to krakens, mermaids and buried treasure. 


    Including sea shanties, illustrations and sketches by the pirates and their crew, and much more, the book will immerse you in the world of Sea of Thieves. As an artifact fished straight from within the game universe, it features all the wear and tear expected from a grog-swilling pirate’s life.


    Sea of Thieves is an open world pirate adventure, where you can join a crew of friends online to sail the high seas, fight other ships and see where the tide takes you....
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    Hidden Profits: Get more sales, bigger profits and greater freedom by unlocking the invisible revenue sources that already exist in your business. cover
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    Hidden Profits shows you the simple steps to doubling your profits by unlocking assets in your business you never knew existed.

    You'll discover the proven growth points any business can harness to increase sales and maximize customer values while creating more freedom for yourself. All without spending a single penny more on advertising.

    More than just a simple 'how to' book, Richard walks you through each technique in detail with clear ideas, practical examples and real life case studies drawn from his years of experience in building his own successful online businesses and working with others.

    Read this book and see how a few simple changes can bring radical results for your business....
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    Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon cover
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    Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.
     
    In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery—apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them.
     
    Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly.
     
     At first, the firm’s programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity.
     
    They had, they soon learned, stumbled upon the world’s first digital weapon. For Stuxnet, as it came to be known...
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    Cryptocurrencies simply explained - by TenX Co-Founder Dr. Julian Hosp: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, ICOs, Decentralization, Mining & Co cover
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    The easiest way into the world of blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralization, bitcoin, icos, and co:

    Have you ever asked yourself what a cryptocurrency, a blockchain, or Bitcoin is? How about the word “decentralization?” 

    You might have heard that “these things are coming” and “will take over the world.” No matter if you have or haven’t, “they” are right—these things are coming. And “these things” will play just as important a role as the internet has for the past 20 years.

     You know who “won” with the internet? The people who started preparing for it at the beginning, using it personally or for their business before others did.

    With this new technology called blockchain, a similar window of opportunity has started to open.

    If you have no clue what a blockchain, a cryptocurrency, or Bitcoin is, don’t worry—most of the population doesn’t.

    One of the main challenges for anyone trying to get familiar with these topics is the question of “Where should I start?” This is exactly what prompted me to write this book.

    In the simplest way possible, I will explain all the afor...
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    David Busch's Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography cover
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    David Busch's Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the feature-packed Nikon D850 camera. Built around a ground-breaking 45.7 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, this pro/enthusiast model offers incredible image quality and high ISO performance, along with 4K movie shooting capabilities. With continuous shooting up to 9 fps with optional battery grip, the Nikon D850 is one of the most versatile cameras the company has ever offered. With this book in hand, you master all the camera’s impressive features, and fine tune your skills as you develop your creativity taking great photographs with your D850.

    Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography covers all the camera's capabilities in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more. It relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is a handy visual guide to the D850, with close-up photos and descriptions of the camera's essential features and controls. Learn when to use eac...
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    Mediterranean Diet: Mediterranean Cookbook For Beginners, Lose Weight And Get Healthy (Mediterranean Recipes, Mediterranean For Beginners, Mediterranean Cookbook, Mediterranean Diet For Weight Loss) cover
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    Get your ***FREE BONUS*** inside the book, after the author page

    Are you struggling with weight loss? Do you want to look more beautiful and filled with much more energy? Do you want to change your whole life?



    Use these weight loss tips and delicious recipesto achieve happiness, health, and beauty, without boring workouts, diets, and cutting calories.

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    ***THE SECOND EDITION***
    This book contains secrets, proven steps, and strategies on how to lose weight and burn fat.

    Did you know that there is a way of life and eating that can truly aid you in cutting down your risk of persistent diseases and sustain a healthy body weight?

    That lifestyle is what the people in the Mediterranean regions have been following for hundreds of years. Now, with this book, you too can experience the full benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

    Composed in easy to read chapters with uncomplicated jargons, this book will lend you a ...
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    How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul cover
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    Do you want to earn a living doing what you love?




    Whether you have been blogging for years or just a few weeks, How to Blog For Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) offers solid advice and practical action plans for creating an authentic, successful, and profitable blog.




    With wit, wisdom, and the insight of someone who’s been there, Ruth Soukup shares how she grew her own blog, Living Well Spending Less, to over one million monthly visitors, earns a full time income, and still is able to write about the things she truly cares about.




    In this expanded 2nd Edition of How to Blog for Profit you will:




    •Stop comparing your blog to those around you and instead learn to leverage your own unique assets.


    •Discover the secrets to creating amazing, compelling blog content that brings readers back again and again.


    •Learn how to increase your blog traffic and build solid platform through field-tested strategies.

    •Develop a solid social media strategy for capturing viral growth through Pinterest and Facebook.
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    Beyond the Phoenix Project: The Origins and Evolution of DevOps cover
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    Gene Kim and John Willis present this nine-part series that includes an oral history of the DevOps movement, as well as discussion around pivotal figures and philosophies that DevOps draws upon, from Goldratt to Deming; from Lean to Safety Culture to Learning Organizations.The audiobook is a great way for listeners to take an even deeper dive into topics relevant to DevOps and leading technology organizations.

    ...
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    How to Become the Most Published Expert in Your Industry: Publishing is Way Bigger Than a Book cover
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    Every business person needs to be published. People perceive you to be smarter, clients beg to work with you, and you will have increased opportunities to speak to large audiences.

    In this book, Terilee Harrison and Eric Lofholm teach that publishing is way bigger than a book and guide you every step of the way to become the most published expert in your industry. You will learn how to consistently create content online as you podcast, livestream, publish articles, or create videos. You will also learn how to repurpose your content to leverage your time.

    It's all about consistency. The more that you publish 3+ times a week, the easier it will be, and the more that people will be saying, "Wow! He or she is everywhere! Look at what he or she is doing." You want to be that person... We know you do!...
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    Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence and How You Can, Too cover
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    In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It, Gary explains why that s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier and not just financially than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That s what Crushing It teaches readers to do. In this lively, practical and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like twitter, facebook, youtube, instagram, pinterest and snapchat, podcast platforms like spotify, sound cloud, iHeartRadio and iTunes and other emergin...
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    The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users cover
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    By now it's clear that whether you're promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is near the top of what determines your success or failure. And there are countless pundits, authors, and consultants eager to advise you.


    But there’s no one quite like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling, and much, much more. Now Guy has teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick, who he says is the best social-media person he’s ever met, to offer The Art of Social Media—the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money.


    With over one hundred practical tips, tricks, and insights, Guy and Peg present a bottom-up strategy to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. They guide you through steps to build your foundation, amass your digital assets, optimize your profile, attract more followers, and effectively integrate social media and blogging.


    For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The A...
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    macOS High Sierra: The Missing Manual: The book that should have been in the box cover
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    With High Sierra, Apple has taken its macOS operating system to new heights. From Apple’s efficient new file system to improved video streaming and support for virtual reality, this latest macOS version provides features improve your experience. And once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book.

    Whether you’re a developer or a home-user, this guide offers a wealth of detail on Apple’s macOS 10.13 operating system, this new edition covers everything High Sierra has to offer.

    • Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introductions to the best and brightest macOS apps, including Siri, Safari, iCloud, FaceTime, and AirDrop.
    • Get the whole picture. Learn more efficient ways to navigate, organize, and edit your photos with new features in the Photos app.
    • Go in-depth. Take advantage of Apple’s new graphics technology, and its support for virtual reality.Gain real insight. David Pogue doesn't just tell you how to use macOS features. You’ll also learn why to use them—and how to avoid common pitfalls.i
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    Super Mario Encyclopedia Limited Edition cover
    Book Review

    Power-Up!

    This limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase specially designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you'll find one of four covers--Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom--each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! The book also includes a ribbon bookmark, printed with the original beanstalk design from Super Mario Bros., and a sky-and-cloud design printed along the pages' edge.

      *  Buyers will receive one of four covers, chosen randomly (Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom), each in the "Question Mark Block" slipcase.
      *  
      *  Specific cover image cannot be requested or guaranteed.
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      *  Each cover variant is printed in equal quantities.<


    Super Mario Encyclopediais jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with produc...
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    Infosec Rock Star: How to Accelerate Your Career Because Geek Will Only Get You So Far cover
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    Have you noticed that some people in infosec simply have more success than others, however they may define success?



    Some people are simply more listened too, more prominent, make more of a difference, have more flexibility with work, more freedom, choices of the best projects, and yes, make more money. They are not just lucky. They make their luck. The most successful are not necessarily the most technical, although technical or "geek" skills are essential. They are an absolute must, and we naturally build technical skills through experience. They are essential, but not for Rock Star level success. The most successful, the Infosec Rock Stars, have a slew of other equally valuable skills, ones most people never develop nor even understand. They include skills such as self direction, communication, business understanding, leadership, time management, project management, influence, negotiation, results orientation, and lots more . . . Infosec Rock Star will start you on your journey of mastering these skills and the journey of moving toward Rock Star status and all its benefits. Maybe you think you can’t be a Rock Star, but ever...
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    Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations cover
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    Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.

    How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter―that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance―and what drives it―using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for ...
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    Far Cry 5: Official Collector's Edition Guide cover
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    Hope County Needs You!

    Premium Hardcover Book: A must-have for any fan of Far Cry 5.

    World Map Poster: Every collectible, hunting ground, fishing spot, and point of interest in the game marked and cataloged for quick and easy reference!

    Bonus Art and Interviews Section: A showcase of art and concepts highlighted with interviews from the development team.

    Complete Walkthrough: Full coverage of all of the missions in the game!

    Detailed Location Maps: Illustrated with strategic infiltration points, important items, and more!

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience.

    ...
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    Photoshop Elements 2018 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) cover
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    The top-selling book on Photoshop Elements—updated in a new edition 

    Photoshop Elements offers photo editors of all skill levels the power to turn run-of-the-mill images into beautiful works of art—and Photoshop Elements 2018 For Dummies shows you how. Those new to photo editing who are looking for advice on making the most common fixes and experienced editors in need of a road map to this version of Photoshop Elements will find great value in this book!

    Start off by touring the Photoshop Elements interface with introductions to the tools that make the program so powerful. You’ll also follow simple step-by-step instructions for organizing images for editing, creating layers in your images, adjusting color and focus, applying artsy filters, adding text to an image, and so much more.

    • Get simple explanations for handling image editing
    • Find steps for giving your photos a digital makeover
    • Discover tips for getting better photos
    • Create frame-worthy pieces you’ll be proud to display

    If you’re ready to take your photo editing skills to new heights, all the help you need is a page—and a click—away....
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    Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World cover
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    If you feel like you’re losing your teen to technology, you’re not alone.

    Screen time is rapidly replacing family time, and for teens especially, it is hardwiring the way they connect with their world. 

    In Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy helps you make sense of all this and empowers you to respond. She:

    • Exposes the lies that technology can teach your teen
    • Guides you in countering those lies with biblical truths and helpful practices
    • Shares success stories of families who have cut back on technology and prioritized each other

    Kathy’s research, experience, and relatability all come together for an inspiring book, sure to help you be closer with your kids.  

    Grab a pen and get ready to underline, circle, and write "That’s so us!" in the margins. Be equipped to keep your family connected. 

    ...
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    Early Bird Gets The Bitcoin: The Ultimate Guide To Everything About Bitcoin cover
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    If you are looking for an easy to understand introduction to Bitcoin in plain language, this is the book for you!

    Bitcoin, blockchain, Ethereum, ICOs, cryptocurrencies - these are some of the important terms that you will learn about in this book.

    We will start with an introduction to Bitcoin, and then review the history of Bitcoin. We will then explain how blockchain works, because it is essential to all cryptocurrencies. Next, we will walk through Bitcoin wallets, Bitcoin mining, and of course Bitcoin hacks.

    Afterwards, we will have a discussion about investing in Bitcoin, and the risks of Bitcoin crashing. Lastly, we will review another cryptocurrency called Ethereum, and discuss ICOs, which stands for initial coin offerings.

    The appendix provides some supplemental information on resources for further reading about Bitcoin, as well as a dictionary of key terms and 12 interesting Bitcoin products/services.

    I am very passionate about Bitcoin, and I hope that after reading this book you are too!
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    Microsoft Excel 2016 Functions & Formulas Quick Reference Card - Windows Version (4-page Cheat Sheet focusing on examples and context for ... functions and formulas- Laminated Guide) cover
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    Geared toward the intermediate to advanced Excel 2016 user, this example-rich 4-page laminated card/guide provides explanations and context for many powerful Excel 2016 spreadsheet formulas and functions. Step-by-step instructions for many formula/function-related features such as using range names, and Excel's troubleshooting features. Written with Beezix's trademark focus on clarity, accuracy, and the user's perspective, this guide will be a valuable resource to improve your proficiency in using Microsoft Excel 2016. This guide is suitable as a training handout, or simply an easy to use reference guide.

    Topics include:

    Controlling Order of Precedence
    Conditionally Summing/Counting Data (SUMIF, COUNTIF)
    Being Precise (Rounding functions)
    Improving Clarity with Range Names: Creating Names, Limiting Scope, Defining a Constant or Formula for a Name, Managing Names, Indirectly Referring to a Named Range (INDIRECT)
    New Functions for Office 365, Mobile & Online (CONCAT, TEXTJOIN, IFS, MAXIFS/MINIFS, SWITCH)
    Merging Text and Numbers (CONCATENATE, TEXT, LEFT, RIGHT, MID, LEN, FIND, VALUE, TRIM, SUBSTITUTE)
    Changing Results: IF, AND, ...
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    The Photographers Guide to Lightroom's Develop Module: How to edit your photography for excellent results cover
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    Lightroom is powerful and easy to use. But it isn’t always obvious how to achieve the best results. In fact, many of the most powerful features are buried away and easily overlooked. It’s also not obvious in which order to apply your adjustments, which can make a substantial difference to your results.

    This comprehensive, yet concise guide to Lightroom’s Develop module, is organised into four sections:

    Section 1 – Lays the foundations to help you work quickly and effectively in Lightroom. The features covered here are often ignored, yet they can make it much easier to edit your photographs.

    Section 2 – Provides detailed guidance for all the adjustment tools. Use this section to develop your skills, and then later as a reference. It’s also packed with hard earned tips from many thousands of hours using Lightroom.

    Section 3 – Explains how to make selective adjustments to your images. Creating selections is one of the most valuable editing techniques you can develop. Despite this, surprising few people can do it well. This section will guide you through creating detailed and complex sele...
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    Deep Learning, Vol. 1: From Basics to Practice cover
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    People are using the tools of deep learning to change how we think about science, art, engineering, business, medicine, and even music. This book is for people who want to understand this field well enough to create deep learning systems, train them, and then use them with confidence to make their own contributions.

    The book takes a friendly, informal approach. Our goal is to make the ideas of this field simple and accessible to everyone, as shown in the Table of Contents below.

    Since most practitioners today use one of several free, open-source deep-learning libraries to build their systems, the hard part isn't in the programming. Rather, it's knowing what tools to use, and when, and how. Building a working deep learning system requires making a series of technically informed choices, and with today's tools, those choices require understanding what's going on under the hood.

    This book is designed to give you that understanding. You'll be able to choose the right kind of architecture, how to build a system that can learn, how to train it, and then how to use it to accomplish your goals. You'll be able to read and understand the documentatio...
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    Steve Jobs: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success cover
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    Steve Jobs: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success


    Only a select few individuals can claim to have changed the world. Steve Jobs is one of these.

    The mythology around the man is so strong that even six years after his death he still dominates online discussion. With his passing, we have lost one of the greatest innovators of our time.

    Jobs wasn't just a successful businessman, he was a visionary who made it his mission to humanize personal computing, rewriting the rules of user experience design, hardware design and software design. His actions echoed across industry lines: He shook up the music business, provided the vision behind Pixar and forever altered the way we experience computing. Along the way, he built Apple up into one of the most valuable corporations in the world.

    Quite a run. He will be missed.

    This book takes a look at his life. From adoption at birth, to his eventual death in 2011 - including his many successes and failures along the way. The aim of this book is to be educational and inspirational with actionable principles you can incorporate into your own life straight from the great man hi...
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    Rise of the Youpreneur: The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Future-Proof Business cover
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    In late 2014, internationally acclaimed blogger and podcaster Chris Ducker coined the term “Youpreneur” to describe the rise of the personal brand entrepreneur, a new business model that very few people saw coming. Since then, the Youpreneur has risen to the top across sectors. A Youpreneur transcends the old rules of business and builds a sustainable business from the foundation of their experience, interests, and personality—their personal brand. Youpreneurs draw an engaged, loyal audience even as they pursue varying, changing interests. They play by their own rules, and they reap the benefits. Ready to pivot for the last time, guarantee the success of your business, and become the go-to leader in your industry? Chris Ducker will show you how to develop the Business of You and build a future-proof business model....
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    Super Mario Encyclopedia cover
    Book Review

    Power Up!

    Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!...
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    Machine Learning For Absolute Beginners: A Plain English Introduction (Second Edition) cover
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    Please note that this book is not a sequel to the First Edition but rather a restructured and revamped version of the First Edition.

    Ready to spin up a virtual GPU instance and smash through petabytes of data? Want to add 'Machine Learning' to your LinkedIn profile?



    Well, hold on there...



    Before you embark on your epic journey into the world of machine learning, there is some high-level theory and statistical principles to march through first.



    But rather than spend $30-$50 USD on a dense long textbook, you may want to read this book first. As a clear and concise alternative to a textbook, this book provides a practical and high-level introduction to the practical components and statistical concepts found in machine learning.

    Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners Second Edition has been written and designed for absolute beginners. This means plain-English explanations and no coding experience required. Where core algorithms are introduced, clear explanations and visual examples are added to make it easy and engaging to follow along at home.
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    The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism cover
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    “Read The Economic Singularity if you want to think intelligently about the future.”
    Aubrey de Grey

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones!).  It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it.

    This new book from best-selling AI writer Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money.  Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn’t yet paying attention. All jobs will be affected, from fast food McJobs to lawyers and journalists. This is the single most important development facing humanity in the first half of the 21st century.

    The fashionable belief that Universal Basic Income is the solution is only partly correct.  We are probably going to need an entirely new economic system, and we better start planning soon - for the Economic Singularity!

    The outcome can be very good – a world in which machines do all the boring jobs and humans do pretty ...
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    Blockchain Decrypted for 2018 - How To Profit With Crypto Currencies, Bitcoin, Coins And Altcoins This Year cover
    Book Review

    The 2017 for crypto is over.
    The rules have changed.
    2018 is here - and it's even more profitable... for the selected few...

    Bots, professional teams, bigger capital has changed the game. This blueprint (this book) is what you need to prosper in 2018 with cryptocurrencies, bitcoin, and altcoins.
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    The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it.

    Paducah, Kentucky, 1997
    : a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended.

    What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill.

    Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killingrevealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our soc...
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    Practice your product design and UX skills. Prepare for your next job interview.

    Redesign the NYC metrocard system. Design a dashboard for a general practitioner. Redesign an ATM.

    Learn how to solve and present exercises like these, that top startups use to interview designers for product design and UI/UX roles.

    Today top companies are looking for business-minded designers who are not just focused on visuals. With this book you can practice this kind of mindset, prepare for job interview, learn how to interview other designers and find concepts for projects for your portfolio.

    What will you learn from this book:

    • Prepare for the design interview — prepare for the design exercise and learn more about how tech companies hire product designers.
    • Improve your portfolio — use product challenges to showcase in your porfolio instead of unsolicited visual redesigns.
    • Step up your design career — practice your product design skills to become a better designer and prepare for your next career move.
    • Interview designers — learn how to interview designers to evaluate their s...
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    For this third edition of "Distributed Systems," the material has been thoroughly revised and extended, integrating principles and paradigms into nine chapters: 1. Introduction 2. Architectures 3. Processes 4. Communication 5. Naming 6. Coordination 7. Replication 8. Fault tolerance 9. Security A separation has been made between basic material and more specific subjects. The latter have been organized into boxed sections, which may be skipped on first reading. To assist in understanding the more algorithmic parts, example programs in Python have been included. The examples in the book leave out many details for readability, but the complete code is available through the book's Website, hosted at www.distributed-systems.net. A personalized digital copy of the book is available for free, as well as a printed version through Amazon.com....
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    AP® Computer Science Principles Crash Course®

    A Higher Score in Less Time!

    REA's AP® Computer Science Principles Crash Course® is the top choice for the last-minute studier or any Computer Science Principles student who wants a quick refresher on the course.

    Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Computer Science Principles exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?

    If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® Computer Science Principles is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:

    Targeted Review - Study Only What You Need to Know. The review is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP® Computer Science Principles course description outline and sample AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.

    Expert Test-taking Strategies and Advice. Written by Jacqueline Corricelli, an award-winning AP® Computer Science Principles teacher a...
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    What happens when the bottlenecks that stand between supply and demand in our culture go away and everything becomes available to everyone?

    "The Long Tail" is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. From supermarket shelves to advertising agencies, the ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, and causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it, from DVDs at Netflix to songs on iTunes to advertising on Google.

    However, this is not just a virtue of online marketplaces; it is an example of an entirely new economic model for business, one that is just beginning to show its power. After a century of obsessing over the few products at the head of the demand curve, the new economics of distribution allow us to turn our focus to the many more products in the tail, which collectively can create a new market as big as the one we alr...
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    Your Guide to a Prosperous Kingdom!

    Ni no Kuni II follows Evan on his quest to build a kingdom and become the King he was destined to be. Building alliances and expanding a kingdom is no simple matter, though--Evan and his group must manage a sprawling network of favors and rewards and battle a great many foes as their adventure unfolds. The Official Collector's Edition Guide to Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom makes keeping track of everything as simple as can be. With this book by your side you'll experience all the game has to offer and be guaranteed to have a prosperous kingdom!

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    Make your way through 2018 with colorful 3D art from the chaotic world of Splatoon™, the newest video game franchise from Nintendo®. Splatter enemies and claim your turf with ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings. Change from humanoid to squid and back again to make your way across the battlefield at top speed.
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    Chaos and order clash in this riveting exploration of crime and punishment on the Internet.

    Once considered a borderless and chaotic virtual landscape, the Internet is now home to the forces of international law and order. It's not just computer hackers and cyber crooks who lurk in the dark corners of the Web--the cops are there, too.

    In The Internet Police, Ars Technica editor Nate Anderson takes readers on a behind-the-screens tour of landmark cybercrime cases, revealing how criminals continue to find digital and legal loopholes even as police hurry to cinch them closed.

    From the Cleveland man whose "natural male enhancement" pill inadvertently protected the privacy of your e-mail to the Russian spam king who ended up in a Milwaukee jail to the Australian arrest that ultimately led to the breakup of the largest child pornography ring in the United States, Anderson draws on interviews, court documents, and law-enforcement reports to reconstruct accounts of how online policing actually works.

    Questions of online crime are as complex and interconnected as the Internet itself. With each episode in The Internet Poli...
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    Designed with the busy professional in mind, this 4-page laminated quick reference guide provides step-by-step instructions in QuickBooks Pro 2018. When you need an answer fast, you will find it right at your fingertips. Durable and easy-to-use, quick reference cards are perfect for individuals, businesses and as supplemental training materials. With 98 topics covered, this guide is perfect for someone new to QuickBooks or upgrading from a previous version. Topics Include: The Chart of Accounts; Customers, Employees, and Vendors; Managing List Items; Sales Tax; Inventory; Other Items; Basic Sales; Price Levels; Billing Statements; Payment Processing; Entering and Paying Bills; Bank Accounts; Reporting; Estimating; Time Tracking; Payroll; Credit Card Accounts; The Loan Manager; Company Management...
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    Naomi Klein: "This book is downright scary."

    Ethan Zuckerman, MIT: "Should be required reading."

    Dorothy Roberts, author of Killing the Black Body: "A must-read."

    Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform: "The single most important book about technology you will read this year."

    Cory Doctorow: "Indispensable."

    A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination―and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity

    The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years―because a new computer system interprets any mistake as “failure to cooperate.” In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of tens of thousands of homeless people in order to prioritize them for an inadequate pool of housing resources. In Pittsburgh, a child welfare agency uses a statistical model to try to predict which children might be future victims of abuse or neglect.

    Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone r...
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    *** Read It FREE With Kindle Unlimited Or Prime Membership! Don't have a Kindle device? No worries! Read it on your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smartphone!***

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    This is the simplest, quickest, least technical, most affordable introduction to basic electronics. No tools are necessary--not even a screwdriver. Easy Electronics should satisfy anyone who has felt frustrated by entry-level books that are not as clear and simple as they are supposed to be.

    Brilliantly clear graphics will take you step by step through 12 basic projects, none of which should take more than half an hour. Using alligator clips to connect components, you see and hear immediateresults. The hands-on approach is fun and intriguing, especially for family members exploring the projects together.

    The 12 experiments will introduce you to switches, resistors, capacitors, transistors, phototransistors, LEDs, audio transducers, and a silicon chip. You'll even learn how to read schematics by comparing them with the circuits that you build.

    No prior knowledge is required, and no math is involved. You learn by seeing, hearing, and touching. By the end of Experiment 12, you may be eager to move on to a more detailed book. Easy Electronics will function perfectly as a prequel to the same author's bestseller, Make: Electron...
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    A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms
     
    Run a Google search for “black girls”—what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in “white girls,” the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about “why black women are so sassy” or “why black women are so angry” presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society.
     
    In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color.
     
    Through an analysis ...
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    An in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives.

    Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism?

    In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help readers understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use―not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better. In the world of VR, a football quarterback plays a game against a competing team hundreds of times before even stepping on...
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    Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding twenty-fifth-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan’s World forever.

    Once a gang member, then a marine, then a galaxy-hopping Envoy trained to wreak slaughter and suppression across the stars, a bleeding, wounded Kovacs was chilling out in a New Hokkaido bar when some so-called holy men descended on a slim beauty with tangled, hyperwired hair. An act of quixotic chivalry later and Kovacs was in deep: mixed up with a woman with two names, many powers, and one explosive history.

    In a world where the real and virtual are one and the same and the dead can come back to life, the damsel in distress may be none other than the infamous Quellcrist Falconer, the vaporized symbol of a freedom now gone from Harlan’s World. Kovacs can deal with the madness of AI. He can do...
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    Ignorance of technology is the new measure of illiteracy. Is it hurting you and your business? Are critical IT decisions being made by the right people in your organization? In many small to medium-sized companies, key Business decisions are being made by the IT support folks (geeks), while Technology decisions are being made by management. Too often signals get mixed and decisions with less than ideal judgment or clarity are made. You don't need to become a geek to make the best decisions or to grasp what your technology people are telling you, you just have to develop some insight and intuition to the perspective between the two worlds so you can most effectively do your job. This manual to success will not turn you into a geek. It will however teach you the important concepts behind the impact that Information Technology has on businesses of today, and the responsibility of management to understand IT....
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    ACCESS MORE THAN 2 BILLION CUSTOMERS.
    LEARN HOW WITH FACEBOOK ADS

    Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites to advertise one’s business, and for a good reason: it has more than two billion active users, a wealth of user data, and numerous ad formats. In the age of social media when nine in ten people check their phones an hour after waking up in the morning, Facebook advertising is the perfect complement to your advertising strategy.

    In The Complete Guide to Facebook Advertising, Brian Meert teaches you how to advertise on Facebook. He walks you through step-by-step guides filled with illustrations and easy-to-understand explanations. Additionally, he provides free resources and tips on how to create the perfect Facebook ad. Small business owners will learn how to run successful Facebook ad campaigns.

    With this book you will:

    Reach two billion potential customers instantly on Facebook and Instagram
    Follow easy step-by-step instructions for creating Facebook ads.
    Discover insider tips and tricks to improve your ROI.

    “Brian is an excellent Facebook ad expert. Really fast-paced and informat...
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    Data science is the most exciting skill you can master. Data has dramatically changed how our world works. From entertainment to politics, from technology to advertising and from science to the business world, data is integral and its only limit is our imagination. If you want to have a vibrant and valuable professional life, being skilled with data is the key to a cutting-edge career. Learning how to work with data may seem intimidating or difficult but with Confident Data Skills you will be able to master the fundamentals and supercharge your professional abilities. This essential book covers data mining, preparing data, analysing data, communicating data, financial modelling, visualizing insights and presenting data through film making and dynamic simulations.

    In-depth international case studies from a wide range of organizations, including Netflix, LinkedIn, Goodreads, Deep Blue, Alpha Go and Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. show successful data techniques in practice and inspire you to turn knowledge into innovation. Confident Data Skills also provides insightful guidance on how you can use data skills to enhance your employability and im...
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    If this were 1923, this book would have been called "Why Radio Is Going to Change the Game" . . .

    If it were 1995, it would be "Why Amazon Is Going to Take Over the Retailing World" . . .

    The Thank You Economy is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn't some abstract concept or wacky business strategy-it's real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day, whether we choose to recognize it or not. It's the way we communicate, the way we buy and sell, the way businesses and consumers interact online and offline. The Internet, where the Thank You Economy was born, has given consumers back their voice, and the tremendous power of their opinions via social media means that companies and brands have to compete on a whole different level than they used to.

    Gone are the days when a blizzard of marketing dollars could be used to overwhelm the airwaves, shut out the competition, and grab customer awareness. Now customers' demands for authenticity, originality, creativity, honesty, and good intent have made it necessary for companies and brands to revert to a level of customer service rarely se...
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    Finally, an evidence-based, don't-panic guide to what to do about kids and screens.

    Today's babies often make their debut on social media with the very first sonogram. They begin interacting with screens at around four months old. But is this good news or bad news? A wonderful opportunity to connect around the world? Or the first step in creating a generation of addled screen zombies?

    Many have been quick to declare this the dawn of a neurological and emotional crisis, but solid science on the subject is surprisingly hard to come by. In The Art of Screen Time, Anya Kamenetz--an expert on education and technology, as well as a mother of two young children--takes a refreshingly practical look at the subject. Surveying hundreds of fellow parents on their practices and ideas, and cutting through a thicket of inconclusive studies and overblown claims, she hones a simple message, a riff on Michael Pollan's well-known "food rules": Enjoy Screens. Not too much. Mostly with others.

    This brief but powerful dictum forms the backbone of a philosophy that will help parents moderate technology in their ch...
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    Four-time New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.

    In his 2009 international best seller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success. In Crushing It! Gary explains why that's even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier - and not just financially - than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary's) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That's what Crushing It! teaches listeners to do.

    In this lively, practical, and inspiring audiobook, Gary dissects every current major social media platform...
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    Completely Rewritten Sixth Edition Sheds New Light on Open Source Intelligence Collection and Analysis

    Author Michael Bazzell has been well known in government circles for his ability to locate personal information about any target through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). In this book, he shares his methods in great detail. Each step of his process is explained throughout twenty-five chapters of specialized websites, software solutions, and creative search techniques. Over 250 resources are identified with narrative tutorials and screen captures. This book will serve as a reference guide for anyone that is responsible for the collection of online content. It is written in a hands-on style that encourages the reader to execute the tutorials as they go. The search techniques offered will inspire analysts to "think outside the box" when scouring the internet for personal information. Much of the content of this book has never been discussed in any publication. Always thinking like a hacker, the author has identified new ways to use various technologies for an unintended purpose. This book will greatly improve anyone's online investigative skills. Among other tech...
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    The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it's not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence.

    It's called the blockchain.

    The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation - powered by blockchain technology - is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.

    Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it's the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, the underlying framework has the potential to go far beyond these and record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims and even votes.

    Why should you care? Maybe you're a music lover who wants artists to make a living off their art. Or a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came f...
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    Are You in the Boat?

    Risk of change and an uncertain future threaten technologists worldwide. Worse, most feel unappreciated by and disconnected from business leaders. In the Class 5 rapid called business, technologists are relegated to a second-class boat.

    Get in the Boat: A Roadmap to Technology Relevance lights the way for technologists everywhere to join business leaders in the same boat and truly affect the future of their organizations. As you read, you will learn:


    • What the three tiers of business architecture are

    • Why color-coding people will increase your business savvy

    • How to be relevant to your organization’s goals

    • What to say to anyone in your business to avoid boring them

    • How to understand and impact a business model

    • Why you need to Elevate your color, and how to do it


    Browse these pages and absorb their life-changing lessons. Get in the Boat will teach you the way to technology relevance in a rapidly changing world.

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    Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.

    In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.

    In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so tha...
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    The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain

    Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.

    Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.

    Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year, How to Create a Mind is sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil’s previous classics which include Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and The Age of Spiritual Machines.
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    Book that will inspire you to master you cooking skills!

    Would you like to share healthy and delicious meals with your loved one every day at you place? It is possible with Air Fryer! You do not have to sacrifice your time and money to get a decent dinner anymore!

    Inside this cookbook, we gathered 250 the best Air Fryer recipes adjusted for only 2 servings!

    The Air Fryer for Two includes recipes for:

    • Breakfast
    • Poultry
    • Meat
    • Snacks
    • Vegetables
    • Desserts

    All recipes include:

    • Detailed Nutritional Information
    • Ingredient list
    • Cooking and Preparation Time

    You don't have to calculate your servings anymore when you want to make something tasty for you and your special someone!

    Now you only need this cookbook!

    Get it today!

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    Are you struggling with weight loss? Do you want to look more beautiful and filled with much more energy? Do you want to change your whole life?

    Use these weight loss tips and delicious recipes to achieve happiness, health, and beauty, without boring workouts, diets, and cutting calories.

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    This book contains proven steps and approaches on how to lose weight with the aid of Paleo diets without endangering your health in the process, in sections for easy reading.
    After finishing reading this book, you will have a clear idea of what this diet is all about. The information that you will glean from this includes the following: what exactly is a paleolithic diet, why it is very successful in weight management, each type of paleo diet is dissected and discussed, the remark...
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    "I was fortunate indeed to have worked with a fantastic team on the design and implementation of the concurrency features added to the Java platform in Java 5.0 and Java 6. Now this same team provides the best explanation yet of these new features, and of concurrency in general. Concurrency is no longer a subject for advanced users only. Every Java developer should read this book."
    --Martin Buchholz
    JDK Concurrency Czar, Sun Microsystems

    "For the past 30 years, computer performance has been driven by Moore's Law; from now on, it will be driven by Amdahl's Law. Writing code that effectively exploits multiple processors can be very challenging. Java Concurrency in Practice provides you with the concepts and techniques needed to write safe and scalable Java programs for today's--and tomorrow's--systems."
    --Doron Rajwan
    Research Scientist, Intel Corp

    "This is the book you need if you're writing--or designing, or debugging, or maintaining, or contemplating--multithreaded Java programs. If you've ever had to synchronize a method and you weren't sure why, you owe it to yourself and your users to read this book, cover to cover."
    --Te...
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    Give your students a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist with Morley/Parker's UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW, COMPREHENSIVE, 16E. Known for a unique emphasis on societal issues and industry insights from respected leaders, this book makes computer concepts relevant to today's career-focused students. This edition offers an increased emphasis on mobile computing and related issues, such as mobile commerce and mobile security. Students become familiar with the impact of new and emerging technologies, including smart watches, drones, 3D scanners and printers, robot assistants, perceptual computing, 5G, White Fi and much more....
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    Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2017 release) choose Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 18 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro. Learn to edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 and get the most out of your workflow. Take a project from beginning to end and learn to organize media, add audio, create transitions, produce titles, and add effects. Take your projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing footage, adjusting color, using advanced editing techniques, managing projects, working with 360 video for VR headsets, exporting, and much more.

     

    The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As...
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    For courses in Java programming

     

    Empowers students to write useful, object-oriented programs

    Java Software Solutions  establishes a strong foundation of programming techniques to foster well-designed object-oriented software. Heralded for its integration of small and large real-world examples, the worldwide best-selling text emphasizes problem-solving and design skills and introduces students to the process of constructing high-quality software systems. The 9th Edition features a sweeping overhaul of Graphics Track coverage, to fully embrace the JavaFX API. This fresh approach enriches programmers’ understandings of core object-oriented principles. The text uses a natural progression of concepts, focusing on the use of objects before teaching how to write them–equipping students with the knowledge and skill they need to design true object-oriented solutions.

     

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    Master database creation and management

    Access 2016 Bible is your, comprehensive reference to the world's most popular database management tool. With clear guidance toward everything from the basics to the advanced, this go-to reference helps you take advantage of everything Access 2016 has to offer. Whether you're new to Access or getting started with Access 2016, you'll find everything you need to know to create the database solution perfectly tailored to your needs, with expert guidance every step of the way. The companion website features all examples and databases used in the book, plus trial software and a special offer from Database Creations. Start from the beginning for a complete tutorial, or dip in and grab what you need when you need it — this book gives you an expert Access 2016 companion on call 24/7.

    Access enables database novices and programmers to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data, as well as build powerful, integrable, custom database solutions — but databases can be complex, and difficult to navigate. This book helps you harness the power of the database with a solid understanding of their purpose, construction, and appl...
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    Your no-nonsense guide to making sense of machine learning

    Machine learning can be a mind-boggling concept for the masses, but those who are in the trenches of computer programming know just how invaluable it is. Without machine learning, fraud detection, web search results, real-time ads on web pages, credit scoring, automation, and email spam filtering wouldn't be possible, and this is only showcasing just a few of its capabilities. Written by two data science experts, Machine Learning For Dummies offers a much-needed entry point for anyone looking to use machine learning to accomplish practical tasks.

    Covering the entry-level topics needed to get you familiar with the basic concepts of machine learning, this guide quickly helps you make sense of the programming languages and tools you need to turn machine learning-based tasks into a reality. Whether you're maddened by the math behind machine learning, apprehensive about AI, perplexed by preprocessing data—or anything in between—this guide makes it easier to understand and implement machine learning seamlessly.

    • Grasp how day-to-day activities are powered by machine learning
    • Learn to ...
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    Understanding the world of R programming and analysis has never been easier

    Most guides to R, whether books or online, focus on R functions and procedures. But now, thanks to Statistical Analysis with R For Dummies, you have access to a trusted, easy-to-follow guide that focuses on the foundational statistical concepts that R addresses—as well as step-by-step guidance that shows you exactly how to implement them using R programming.

    People are becoming more aware of R every day as major institutions are adopting it as a standard. Part of its appeal is that it's a free tool that's taking the place of costly statistical software packages that sometimes take an inordinate amount of time to learn. Plus, R enables a user to carry out complex statistical analyses by simply entering a few commands, making sophisticated analyses available and understandable to a wide audience. Statistical Analysis with R For Dummies enables you to perform these analyses and to fully understand their implications and results.

    • Gets you up to speed on the #1 analytics/data science software tool
    • Demonstrates how to easily find, download, and use cutting-edg...
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    Discover how algorithms shape and impact our digital world

    All data, big or small, starts with algorithms. Algorithms are mathematical equations that determine what we see—based on our likes, dislikes, queries, views, interests, relationships, and more—online. They are, in a sense, the electronic gatekeepers to our digital, as well as our physical, world. This book demystifies the subject of algorithms so you can understand how important they are business and scientific decision making.

    Algorithms for Dummies is a clear and concise primer for everyday people who are interested in algorithms and how they impact our digital lives. Based on the fact that we already live in a world where algorithms are behind most of the technology we use, this book offers eye-opening information on the pervasiveness and importance of this mathematical science—how it plays out in our everyday digestion of news and entertainment, as well as in its influence on our social interactions and consumerism. Readers even learn how to program an algorithm using Python!

    • Become well-versed in the major areas comprising algorithms
    • Examine the incredible history behind ...
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    "Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention of anyone concerned with our economic future." ―Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard, Former Treasury Secretary

    From Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna, the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet’s Next Big Thing: The Blockchain.

    Big banks have grown bigger and more entrenched. Privacy exists only until the next hack. Credit card fraud is a fact of life. Many of the “legacy systems” once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task. Yet there is a way past all this―a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionize vast swaths of our economy: the blockchain.

    In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of ex...
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    The Expanded Edition Guide to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 512-page hardcover guidebook covering everything in the main game as well as the two Expansion Pass DLC packs “The Master Trials” and “The Champions’ Ballad”. 

    INCLUDES:  Expansion Pass concept art gallery; dedicated chapters covering both Expansion Passes; Reference and Analysis chapter; Maps chapter; all-new hardcover and an extensive 4-page Index.

    GUIDE DETAILS

    Maps Chapter: a dedicated 36-page atlas of Hyrule showing the exact location of all Korok seeds and treasure chests.

    Reference & Analysis Chapter: contains a farming manual showing how to acquire all items of prime interest efficiently; the best weapons and armor upgrades; the most effective recipes; the most lucrative gemstone mining spots; amiibo; merchants and much more.

    Expansion Pass Chapters: 34 pages dedicated to “The Master Trials” and “The Champions’ Ballad”.

    100% AUTHORITATIVE: all side quests, all shrines of Trials and all information about collectible items fully mapped out; also includes optional challenges, mini-games, unlockables, Ea...
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    The perennial bestseller—now in a new edition for QuickBooks 2018

    QuickBooks 2018 For Dummies is here to make it easier than ever to familiarize yourself with the latest version of the software. It shows you step by step how to build the perfect budget, simplify tax return preparation, manage inventory, track job costs, generate income statements and financial reports, and every other accounting-related task that crosses your desk at work.

    Written by highly qualified CPA Stephen L. Nelson, this trusted bestseller shows you how to get the most out of the software that helps over six million small businesses manage their finances. Removing the need to hire expensive financial professionals, it empowers you to take your small business' finances into your own hands.

    • Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively
    • Implement QuickBooks and get the most out of its features
    • Create invoices and credit memos with ease
    • Pay bills, prepare payroll, and record sales receipts

    If you're a small business owner, manager, or employee who utilizes QuickBooks at work, this bestselling guide has answers f...
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    Welcome to the New Year 2018 Introducing our latest book "Weight Watchers FreeStyle Cookbook" 2018 Weight Watchers recipes and The Guide To Live Healthier Include A 30 Day Meal Plan For Ultimate Weight Loss When it comes to picking out the right diet plan that you are going to use, there are a lot of options that you can choose from. All of them are going to offer advice and suggestions on what you are able to do to lose weight, but many of them are unsafe, offer bad advice, and are just too hard to follow for the long term. This guidebook is going to spend some time talking about the Weight Watchers plan, a plan that is going to help you to lose weight and get in better health for your whole life and not just for a few weeks. We are going to explore how to make this diet plan work. We also include the latest update version of the latest Weight Watchers FreeStyle information and recipes to go with. As more information and recipes updated I will be Able to write more on the complete all new freestyle cookbook in the near future. The include 30 day meal plan with smart points will help you to get started the ultimate weight loss journey. When you are first looking to lose we...
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    This best-selling guide from Barron's offers practical, proven test-taking strategies and preparation for the Advanced Placement test. This updated manual presents computer science test takers with:
    • Three AP practice tests for the AP Computer Science A test, including a diagnostic test
    • Charts detailing the scoring suggestions for each free-response question
    • Answers and explanations for every test question

    A subject review includes static variables, the List interface, enhanced for loops, the import statement, many questions on 2-dimensional arrays, and a detailed analysis of the binary search algorithm. The book reflects the fact that the ClassCastException and downcasting have been removed from the AP Java subset. The practice exams reflect the new free-response style used on recent AP exams.

    BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to three additional full-length online AP Computer Science A tests with all questions answered and explained. These online exams can be easily accessed by smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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    NOTE: This book is a standalone book and will not include access code

    With proven pedagogy that emphasizes critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage, New Perspectives helps students develop the Microsoft Office 2013 skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. Updated with all new case-based tutorials, New Perspectives Microsoft Excel 2013 continues to engage students in applying skills to real-world situations, making concepts relevant. A new Troubleshoot case problem enhances critical thinking, and a new tutorial on Managing Your Files helps students navigate Windows 8. As always, New Perspectives improves learning outcomes and transference of skills by helping students understand why what they're learning is important....
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    For courses in Engineering.

     

    Start at the beginning to introduce your students to MATLAB

    MATLAB® For Engineers introduces  students the MATLAB coding language. Developed out of Moore’s experience teaching MATLAB and other languages, the text meets students at their level of mathematical and computer sophistication. Starting with basic algebra, the book shows how MATLAB can be used to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Examples drawn from concepts introduced in early chemistry and physics classes and freshman and sophomore engineering classes stick to a consistent problem-solving methodology.


    Students reading this text should have an understanding of college-level algebra and basic trigonometry. The text includes brief backgrounds when introducing new subjects like statistics and matrix algebra. Sections on calculus and differential equations are introduced near the end and can be used for additional reading material for students with more advanced mathematical backgrounds.<...
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    Elon Musk named Our Final Invention one of 5 books everyone should read about the future

    A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013

    In as little as a decade, artificial intelligence could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies around the world are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail―human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien than we can imagine.

    Through profiles of tech visionaries, industry watchdogs, and groundbreaking AI systems, James Barrat's Our Final Invention explores the perils of the heedless pursuit of advanced AI. Until now, human intelligence has had no rival. Can we coexist with beings whose intelligence dwarfs our own? And will they allow us to?

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    For introductory courses in Information Systems or Management Information Systems.

     

    Connect Essential MIS Concepts to Everyday Life

    Essentials of MIS takes an in-depth look at how today's businesses use information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Current real-world business cases illustrate how companies have identified and ultimately solved key business challenges using information systems and technologies. Through the use of Essentials of MIS, readers will be able to participate in, and even lead, management discussions of information systems for a firm.

     

    Part of a complete learning package that includes the core text and extensive supplemental online materials, the core book consists of twelve chapters with hands-on projects (including video case studies and instructional video packages) covering the most essential topics in MIS. The Twelfth Edition continues to be authoritative, but is now more customizable and flexible, with many of its learning tools now a...
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    The Definitive Guide to Java Platform Best Practices–Updated for Java 7, 8, and 9

     

    Java has changed dramatically since the previous edition of Effective Java was published shortly after the release of Java 6. This Jolt award-winning classic has now been thoroughly updated to take full advantage of the latest language and library features. The support in modern Java for multiple paradigms increases the need for specific best-practices advice, and this book delivers.

     

    As in previous editions, each chapter of Effective Java, Third Edition, consists of several “items,” each presented in the form of a short, stand-alone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and updated code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why.

     

    The third edition covers language and library features added in Java 7, 8, and 9, including the functional programming constructs that...
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    Dash diet is not a restrictive one! You can enjoy various foods as long as you reduce your daily salt and bad fats intake.

    DASH is for The Dietary approaches To Stop Hypertension.

    It might sound a bit pretentious but it means that you must start consuming more healthy foods and fewer fats and sodium.

    During a dash diet, you get to eat nutritious foods that allow you to prevent the appearance of hypertension and other similar conditions.

    If you decided that a dash diet is what you need today, then you must get your hands on a copy of this incredible cookbook. It will help you get started with your new diet and it's going to become the most useful tool in the kitchen.

    You will soon know how to make 150 of the most amazing and delicious dash diet recipes ever!

    Inside we collected only best Dash recipes for:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Sides
    • Dinner
    • Desserts
    • Seafood
    • Snacks
    • Meat
    • Poultry

    Get you copy now!

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    Are you fond of puzzles? Then the "Unofficial" Flow Free Guide is certainly the guide for you! Inspired from the ‘connect the dots’ theme this colorful, interesting and mind boggling game is creation of the Big Duck games. Whether you are a teenager or an adult, this game will certainly captivate your attention but what about clearing the game? This is where this book enters the scene! We have all the tips and hints that will enable you to clear this challenge with high score.
    So, read ahead and turn into a champion!
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    For courses in Management Information Systems (MIS)


    The authoritative, case-based view into how businesses leverage information systems

    Kenneth and Jane Laudon’s popular  Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm  continues to define the way MIS courses are taught. Designed for business students, the text provides insight into how contemporary businesses leverage information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. The new edition provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of information systems used by businesses today, including all-new real-world cases and discussion of significant contemporary topics, from big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to machine learning and DevOps.


    Featuring comprehensive cove...
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    Have you always dreamed of becoming an author? Do you want to build your business, get high-paying leads on autopilot, and beat your competition?


    Fearless Author will teach you everything you need to know about how to launch and market your own eBook fearlessly.

    The free webinar training included will show you how you can use a calendar software in your book to have potential clients schedule consultations with you on autopilot.

    Whether your goal is to achieve your dream of becoming an author or you want to skyrocket your business by using your book as your “Ultimate Business Card," this no-fluff guide will show you a plan you can implement quickly.

    When you use the free printable Book Launch & Marketing Checklist that you can download on my website (see inside book for link), you won’t even have to take notes unless you want to.

    Discover how to:
    -Build your email list on autopilot
    -Use beta readers to improve your book
    -Get reviews
    -Get editorial reviews
    -Choose the best categories and keywords
    -Launch your eBook
    -Market your book consistent...
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    Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa


    Sale price. You will save 66% with this offer. Please hurry up!


    333 Tips and Tricks How To Use Your All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa to the Fullest


    The newest 7th generation Amazon Fire tablets, like Fire HD 8, bring you the most sophisticated design that has yet been available on these affordable devices. With new Alexa integration and an ever larger, better screen than previous generations, there’s a lot that’s new and exciting about this device.
    The information in this book will tell you everything you need to know to make the most of your new Fire HD 8 Tablet. It covers a range of topics, including:

    Here is a preview of what you'll learn:

    • How to set up and navigate your tablet
    • Using the Silk browser
    • Alexa on Fire HD 8 tablet
    • Advantages of the Fire tablet for kids
    • Tips and tricks for exploring features and apps


    Fire HD 8 Tablet is perfect for families, students, or anyone who wants to add another way to use Alexa to their home set-up. The information included in this book will make sure you know how...
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    Instant National Bestseller

    "Excellent." --San Francisco Chronicle

    "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times

    Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman.


    For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties.

    In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.

    Drawing on her deep ne...
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    Instead of talking about investing, this book will focus on how blockchain technology works and how it might be used in the future. Topics you can expect to see in this book include:
    ●What problem does blockchain solve?
    ●How can technology make our institutions faster and less expensive?
    ●Could technology replace our institutions (like governments, banks, etc) altogether?
    ●How does blockchain build trust between strangers?
    ●How does blockchain increase security for transactions and contracts?
    ●Can blockchain be used outside of finance?
    ●What is a block?
    ●What is the chain and why do we need it?
    ●What's a technical explanation of what happens in the blockchain?
    ●What is mining and why do we need it?
    ●Are there alternatives to mining to create a blockchain?
    ●What's the story of Bitcoin?
    ●Does Bitcoin have any problems?
    ●What is Ethereum, and what is a smart contract?
    ●Are there other blockchain technologies I should know about?
    ●How are companies adopting blockchain?
    ●What regulatory hurdles might slow blockchain adoption?
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    “Refreshingly thought-provoking…” – The Financial Times


    The essential playbook for the future of your business

    What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. Illustrated with real-world cases, data, and insight, the authors provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created.

    Written by a team of business and technology expert practitioners—who also authored Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business—this book provides a clear path to the future of your work.

    The first part of the book examines the once in a generation upheaval most every organization will soon face as systems of intelligence go mainstream. The authors argue tha...
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    Learn to hack!


    This book will provide you with the best tools for hacking and also point out ways you can protect your systems. Step by Step instructions with command prompts are included.

    Below are sample topics covered in the book:


    • Hacking into Wireless Networks
    • Hacking into Computers and Smartphones
    • Ethical Hacking
    • Scanning Your Systems
    • Pinpointing Specific Vulnerabilities
    • The best tools for each kind of hacking
    • Cracking Encryption
    • Flaws in Websites and Applications
    • Attacking with Frameworks
    • Penetration Testing
    • Linux
    • Step by Step Commands to perform
    • Phishing
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc
    • Other Wireless Hacking Resources
    • And various other subjects related to hacking

    If you really want to learn more about hacking, then this book will definitely provide you with detailed information as well as other resources you can learn from.

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    Veganism is a great dietary option and everyone can follow it!

    All you need to do is to give up eating animal products, dairy, cheese, sugars and artificial ingredients.

    Vegan recipes are full of colors and textures and we are sure that you will end up loving this diet!

    Under the cover we gathered the Best Vegan Instant Pot recipes. Veganism will have no more secrets once you discover this cooking journal.

    With The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook you will:

    • Discover 250 Vegan Recipe for Instant Pot
    • Recipes for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snacks, desserts
    • Nutritional Info per serving
    • Save you time, money and energy: all recipes are easy to cook
    • Improve your health: all recipes are healthy and well balanced
    • Increase your happiness: happiness and food are highly connected

    For your convenience, each recipe includes prep time, cooking time, and list of ingredients.

    It will surprise you for sure and it will show you that veganism and cooking in an instant pot can be so much fun!

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    Stop making the same old, bland recipes every single day! It’s about time you surprised your mouth with tasty and mouth-watering meals you will find in this Instant Pot cookbook!

    Samanta Klein's Instant Pot Cookbook is here to do just that: make you a chef without spending all your time in the kitchen, using your Instant Pot pressure cooker!

    In fact, our amazing collection of Instant Pot meals features 365 delicious, easy to make recipes for every day of every month!

    And the best part? You don’t have to be a MASTER CHEF to follow these recipes. Most of them require just a little bit of your time and they are super easy to follow and quick to cook in your Instant Pot!

    What you will find in this Instant Pot cookbook:

    • “Chef’s Selection” & “Party & Holiday Recipes” that will come in handy on certain occasions and you will make full use of your Instant Pot cookbook!
    • 365 simple Instant Pot recipes to cook quickly without sacrificing taste or qua...
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    In this box set, you will find accurate, detailed information that will help you understand what blockchain and Bitcoin are, how they are currently being used, and how you can use them to accomplish your own needs, wants, goals, and ambitions.

    Here is a preview of what you'll learn:

    Book one: Blockchain: The Complete Bible to Understanding Blockchain Technology, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money

    • What is blockchain?
    • Brief history
    • Blockchain and cryptocurrency

    Book two: Blockchain: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin

    • Benefits of blockchain
    • Limitations of blockchain
    • Blockchain applications

    Book three: Bitcoin: The Complete Beginners Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

    • What is Bitcoin
    • How it works
    • What is cryptocurrency

    Book four: Bitcoin: The Ultimate Bible - How to Make Money Online with Cryptocurrency Trading

    • How Bitcoin works
    • The crypto world
    • Does it work?

    An...
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    This book, Using Snapchat, will teach you all that you need to know about Snapchat in under an hour. In just a bit of time, you’ll be using Snapchat as well as any everyday user, and connecting with all of your friends....
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    When your Internet cable leaves your living room, where does it go? Almost everything about our day-to-day lives - and the broader scheme of human culture - can be found on the Internet. But what is it physically? And where is it really? Our mental map of the network is as blank as the map of the ocean that Columbus carried on his first Atlantic voyage. The Internet, its material nuts and bolts, is an unexplored territory. Until now.

    In Tubes, journalist Andrew Blum goes inside the Internet's physical infrastructure and flips on the lights, revealing an utterly fresh look at the online world we think we know. It is a shockingly tactile realm of unmarked compounds, populated by a special caste of engineer who pieces together our networks by hand; where glass fibers pulse with light and creaky telegraph buildings, tortuously rewired, become communication hubs once again. From the room in Los Angeles where the Internet first flickered to life to the caverns beneath Manhattan where new fiber-optic cable is buried; from the coast of Portugal, where a 10,000 mile undersea cable just two thumbs wide connects Europe and Africa to the wilds of the Pacific Northwest...
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    A must-have cookbook for health-conscious couples and busy professionals.

    The ketogenic diet (Keto Diet) is a perfect way not just losing the weight but also to keep your body in shape. There are many benefits of this diet such as

    • Normalizing of the hunger
    • Controlling the blood pressure
    • Stabilizing the cholesterol level
    • Solving the acne problem

    In this cookbook we combined Ketogenic recipes with the best way of cooking - Air Frying!

    Delightful and easy recipes from this cookbook do not need special ingredients and will make your dinner, lunch, breakfast, and even snack very tasty.

    You can be sure that air fryer and the recipes of this book will change your mind about food and diets!

    With this cookbook you will:

    • Discover 250 easy-to-follow recipes for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snacks and desserts
    • Become a healthier and happier person by eating healthy food
    • Save your time and energy cleaning -Air Fryer can be simply cleaned with the cloth and dish soap

    Get your copy! If you try it ones - you ...
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    The rousing story of the last gasp of human agency and how today's best and brightest minds are endeavoring to put an end to it.

    It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills - and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.

    In this fascinating, frightening audiobook, Christopher 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, often silently, without our knowledge. The May 2010 "Flash Crash" exposed Wall Street's reliance on trading bots to the tune of a 998-point market drop and $1 trillion in vanished market value. But that was just the beginning. In Automate This, we meet bots that drive cars, pen haikus, and write music mistaken for Bach's. They listen in on our customer service calls ...
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    Get more out of Keto Diet by cooking with Instant Pot!

    The Keto diet will soon show you all its benefits:

    • Increase level of HDL
    • Your blood sugar will reduce
    • Your blood pressure will drop
    • You will lose extra pounds

    In this unique cookbook, we gathered the best Ketogenic Recipes made in your instant pot!

    All these recipes you are about to discover are easy to make at home and they are full of great tastes and flavors!

    With The Ketogenic Instant Pot Cookbook, you will:

    • Discover 250 Keto Recipe for Instant Pot
    • Recipes for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snacks, desserts
    • Save you time, money and energy: all recipes are easy to cook
    • Improve your health: all recipes are healthy and well balanced
    • Increase your happiness: happiness and food are highly connected

    For your convenience, each recipe includes prep time, cooking time, list of ingredients.

    Get your copy now!

    We guarantee it's the best choice you'll ever make!

    You can start a new life today and transform into a new person!

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    This cookbook will tell you everything you need to know about the Ketogenic diet.

    The ketogenic diet is one of the best and most popular in the world. It has something for everyone's taste!

    There are some of the benefits this diet will bring to you:

    • Your body will produce less insulin and glucose and a state of ketosis is induced.
    • Your blood sugar levels will improve and you won't be predisposed to diabetes.
    • Your cholesterol will improve and you will feel amazing in no time.

    So, don't hesitate too much and start your new life as a follower of the Ketogenic diet!

    Get your hands on this special recipes collection and start cooking in this new, exciting and healthy way!

    You will discover 500 of the best Ketogenic recipes under various sections such as

    • Breakfast,
    • Lunch,
    • Side dishes,
    • Main dishes,
    • Snacks and appetizers,
    • Fish and seafood,
    • Meat,
    • Vegetable meals,
    • Desserts

    Have a lot of fun and enjoy your ...
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    Alexa


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    2017 New and Updated Tips and Tricks


    Do you have an Alexa device? Or maybe you know a lot about the Alexa system? Do you truly want to get the most out of this, to the point where you’re able to definitely get all that you want? Well, this is for you. If you’re the type of person that’s been looking for new and innovative ways to help use your device and get a lot of use out of it, then look no further.
    The Alexa system is one of the best smart home devices on the market, to the point where it doesn’t even rival the other systems. That means, that when you do use this system, you’re getting something that is quality, and something, that can totally help you. But what does this system have to offer? What are some of the neat features in this? Well, you’re about to find out.

    Here is a preview of what you'll learn:

    • How to use the voice recognition software
    • Routines and how to enable them on any Alexa device
    • Managing data usage
    • How to install classic radio onto here
    • Skills that you should b...
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    *UNOFFICIAL GUIDE*

     

    Advanced Tips & Strategy Guide. This is the most comprehensive and only detailed guide you will find online. Available for instant download on your mobile phone, eBook device, or in paperback form. 

     

    With the success of my hundreds of other written guides and strategies I have written another advanced professional guide for new and veteran players. This gives specific strategies and tips on how to progress in the game, beat your opponents, acquire more coins and currency, plus much more! 

     

    Here is what you will be getting when you purchase this professional advanced and detailed game guide. 

     

    - Professional Tips and Strategies. 

    - Cheats and Hacks. 

    - About Blocks.

    - Meshes.

    - GUI's.

    - Lighting.

    - Surfaces.

    - Teams.

    - Scripting.

    - The Camera.

    - How to Trade.

    - How to Make Money.

    - The Currency Exchange.

    - Secrets, Tips, Cheats, Unlockables, and Tricks Used By Pro Players! 

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    Prolific dwarven author and heroic companion of the Dragon Age games, Varric Tethras brings us the collected edition of his breakthrough crime-noir drama, Hard in Hightown (with help from his trusted human confidante, Mary Kirby)! This volume is beautifully illustrated by Stefano Martino, Álvaro Sarraseca, Andres Ponce, and Ricardo German Ponce Torres, with a painted cover by E.M. Gist!

    Twenty years of patrols have chiseled each and every stone of the Kirkwall streets into city guardsmen Donnen Brennokovic. Weary and weathered, Donnen is paired with a recruit so green he might as well have leaves growing out of his armor. When the mismatched pair discover a dead magistrate bleeding out on the flagstones, they're caught up in a clash between a shadowy organization known only as the Executors and a secretive group of Chantry agents--all over some ancient artifact....
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    Amazon Echo Dot: Essential User Guide for Echo Dot and Alexa: Beginner to Pro in 60 Minutes (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Dot, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Echo Manual, Alexa Manual) cover
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    Don’t Spend HOURS trying to figure out AMAZON ECHO DOT!

    Go from Beginner to EXPERT in 60 minutes

    • Do you want to Buy Amazon Echo Dot and curious to understand how this device will add more convenience to your Life ?

    • Have you bought Echo Dot already and now wondering how to convert this cute little Hockey Puck into your personal assistant?

    • Maybe you have read a few Echo Dot guide books but all you got was stale information wrapped in fluffy jargon loaded words?

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    How will this Book help you?

    • This book will take you from beginner to an Amazon Echo DOT EXPERT in less that 60 MINUTES.

    • You will setup Echo Dot and start using all your Smart Devices and Applications EFFORTLESSLY.  

    • You will learn all the latest ADVANCED HACKS known to Expert Echo Dot Users only.

    • And most of all, you will SAVE HOURS running errands and you will control your home and work life from a simple voic...
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    "How I Made Thousands Of Dollars In A Month Through Trading Cryptocurrencies"


    For the first time, Anthony Tu reveals 5 expert tips that will give beginners the edge when investing in cryptocurrencies.



    Cryptocurrencies are a craze right now, and they present an attractive investment opportunity for anyone with some extra cash. So when it comes to investing in cryptocurrencies, many people have a lot of doubts and questions. They aren’t sure about the risks involved, and are confused by the rumors spread by everyone.

    Whether you're a beginner or a professional, if you want to understand how to invest and make money, you must understand the basics of which you're investing in. The multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffet once said;

    "Never invest in a business you cannot understand."



    In this book, we will first familiarize you with the concepts of cryptocurrency, explain the various benefits and risks that come with it, and tell you five secrets you need to follow while investing into cryptocurrencies.

    Here is what you will learn…



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    Epigenetics is the most exciting field in biology today, developing our understanding of how and why we inherit certain traits, develop diseases and age, and evolve as a species.


     


    This non-fiction comic book introduces us to genetics, cell biology and the fascinating science of epigenetics, which is rapidly filling in the gaps in our knowledge, allowing us to make huge advances in medicine. We’ll look at what identical twins can teach us about the epigenetic effects of our environment and experiences, why certain genes are 'switched on' or off at various stages of embryonic development, and how scientists have reversed the specialization of cells to clone frogs from a single gut cell.


     


    In Introducing Epigenetics, Cath Ennis and Oliver Pugh pull apart the double helix, examining how the epigenetic building blocks and messengers that interpret and edit our genes help to make us, well, us.

    ...
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    Technical knowledge alone isn't enough - increase your software development income by leveling up your soft skills

    Early in his software developer career, John Sonmez discovered that technical knowledge alone isn't enough to break through to the next income level - developers need "soft skills" like the ability to learn new technologies just in time, communicate clearly with management and consulting clients, negotiate a fair hourly rate, and unite teammates and coworkers in working toward a common goal.

    What you will learn in this book:

    • How to systematically find and fill the gaps in your technical knowledge so you can face any new challenge with confidence
    • Should you take contract work - or hold out for a salaried position? Which will earn you more, what the tradeoffs are, and how your personality should sway your choice
    • Should you learn JavaScript, C#, Python, C++? How to decide which programming language you should master first
    • Ever notice how every job ever posted requires "3-5 years of experience," which you don't have? Simple solution for this frustrating chicken-and-egg problem that allows you to build...
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    "What the Internet did for communications, Blockchain will do for trusted transactions".- Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO



    Get the Kindle version for FREE when you purchase the paperback!


    Cryptocurrency and it's disruptive architecture, Blockchain, is now making the biggest revolution in the Finance sector for the last 100 years.

    There is a lot of hype surrounding the concept of the blockchain, but what does this term actually mean? What is blockchain technology? Why does it matter?

    These questions are not always answered with due diligence in the sea of headlines that deal with digital currencies using blockchains.
    As a result, many people are left with an incomplete understanding of this transformative new technology and its massive implications for the future.

    The goal of this book is not to plumb the depths of the mathematical wizardry used to code blockchain-based applications, but rather to serve as an introduction to the broader architecture and conceptual background behind blockchain technology.

    We will take a practical approach, examining how Blockchains ar...
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    Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner:

    • Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design
    • Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games
    • Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games

    The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

    ...
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    A larger-print, graphic-rich guide to everything iPhone has to offer!

    iPhone For Seniors For Dummies is the complete guide to getting the most out of your iPhone 6 or higher. Packed with full-color graphics and easy-to-read larger print, this book walks you through the various features that make the iPhone a global favorite. The 7th edition has been updated to cover the iPhone's newest features, and introduces you to accessibility options that can make your iPhone easier to use, including touch assistance, visibility enhancements, speech, and more. You'll learn how to use all the native apps including email, iCal, iTunes, Photos, Maps, Contacts, and you'll learn where to find travel, weather, reading, and health apps that you will love. The iPhone offers a variety of ways to stay in touch, get organized, and be entertained, and this book shows you how to take advantage of each and every feature in a way that fits your lifestyle.

    Making and taking calls is just the beginning—whether you want to play games, read books, get directions, shop, chat, or listen to music, there's an app for that! When you're ready to start exploring, this friendly guide will he...
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    Standing in front of a room packed with 360 photographers at his seminar, Scott Kelby asked for a show of hands: “How many of you own some kind of an off-camera flash? A Nikon, Canon, Yongnuo, etc.?” About 340 hands went up. “Okay, I have one more question, but before you raise your hand, I want you to really think about your answer. Let’s see a show of hands―how many of you love using your off-camera flash?” Out of those 360 people, just four people raised their hands. He was stunned.

    Sadly, the results were similar in city after city, even in different countries. It’s like we all bought a flash during the “hot shoe flash revolution” of 2008–2011, but we’re not getting the results we got them for in the first place. Not even close. We don’t “love” our flashes, and worse yet, in many cases, we’ve even stopped using them altogether. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You just need somebody to help you unlock the real secrets to getting beautiful, consistent, and easily repeatable results.

    That’s why The Flash Book book was created―to help you finally fall in love with your flash―and the best news is, it’s way easier than you’d think. In fact, you’ll be...
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    Driven by smart leadership and the constant evolution of computing hardware and software, Roblox has seen a surge in users over the past year. The company has shrewdly positioned itself as a powerful and flexible sandbox game, one which allows users to not only create their own structures, environments, and games, but also encourages them to come together socially and interact collectively. Roblox even gives kids a way to make real money on their creations! Master Builder Roblox: The Essential Guide provides users an exciting jumpstart into the fascinating, dynamic world of Roblox, and helps guide kids towards a fun and fulfilling experience. Main topics include an introduction to the world, a tour of the coolest and most popular games within the game, a quick-start guide on how to build, and an overview of the Roblox Studio Tabs--the toolbox for developing content in the game. Along with the essential content to help beginners dive into Roblox like pros, dozens of full-color gameplay photos will help readers navigate the grand world of Roblox and get them mastering and creating their own Roblox games in no time!...
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    Cryptocurrency: Mining, Investing and Trading in Blockchain, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash, Dogecoin, Emercoin, Putincoin, Auroracoin and others (Fintech) cover
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    Lots of investment opportunities have come and gone. Now is the time for cryptocurrencies, so do not miss the boat. These currencies have a market cap of over $100 billion as of October 2017

    This book is packed with research and references so that you can make an informed decision about these cryptocurrencies

    Here are the topics that are included in the book:

    Mining, Investing and Trading Cryptocurrencies

    Bitcoin

    Ethereum

    Understanding Blockchain

    Understanding Wallets and the digital marketplace

    Litecoin

    Dash

    Ripple

    Emercoin

    Putincoin

    Emercoin

    Putincoin

    Auroracoin

    Zcash

    Gridcoin

    Iota

    Digibyte

    Dogecoin

    Peercoin

    Nxt

    Monero

    Ybcoin

    And details about various other cryptocurrencies.

    If you want to learn more about cryptocurrencies and whether the opportunity is worth it, then this book will definitely help you make an informed decision!

    ...
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    What happens when science and love for food and cooking come together? You will find the answer here in this Sous Vide cookbook.

    Create many extraordinary moments and sharer them with your loved ones!

    Cooking with Sous Vide is a perfect example of a scientific cooking method and you will become a kitchen hero in no time with this Sous Vide cookbook.

    In this Sous Vide cookbook you will find a lot of varied ingenious recipes starting from breakfast through lunch and dessert to dinner. Let yourself discover a new world of dishes in your homely kingdom.

    This Sous Vide book consists of the following categories which will introduce you to the Sous Vide lifestyle forever:

    • Beef
    • Poultry
    • Fish & Seafood
    • Weight loss
    • Appetizers
    • Desserts

    On the top of that you will find an instruction how to use your Sous Vide device properly along with a vast cooking chart encompassing the majority of common ing...
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    The Art of Destiny 2 is the definitive collection for the game’s stunning art and design.

    The Art of Destiny 2 is a celebration of the dynamic art and visual style that fans have come to love about Destiny. Featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, the book covers everything from early sketches and illustrations of characters to paintings of sweeping vistas the designers used to help shape the in-game worlds. Each step of the process is meticulously detailed, from building in-game cinematics to crafting the complex universe. With exclusive, never-before-seen imagery, developer commentary, and more, The Art of Destiny 2 is a must-have for Guardians everywhere. 

     

     

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    New to Crock Pot Express? Then this Crock Pot Express Cookbook is just for you!

    This cookbook contains Wide variety of Simple and Delicious Crock Pot Express Recipes for your Crock Pot Express Multi-cooker, and will give you all the information about how to get the most out of your Crock Pot Express pressure cooker. This Crock Pot Express recipes book contains:

    • 100+ Recipes Pork, Beef and Poultry Crock Pot Express Meals on both Pressure and Slow cook settings.
    • 50+ Vegetables, Vegetarian and Vegan Crock Pot Express Recipes for fresh and healthy meals for your Crock Pot Express Multi-Cooker.
    • 50+ Appetizers and Side Dishes for 
    • A large variety of Beans, Grains and Soup recipes
    • Pasta, Rice and Risotto for Express Crock Pot solutions.
    • Desserts
    • And a whole lot more

    This complete Crock Pot Express cookbook will take care of your cooking worries once and for all. It will guide you in...
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    Learning JavaScript is hell because of two problems.
    I remove the problems, and you start having fun.

    The first problem is retention. You remember only ten or twenty percent of what you read. That spells failure. To become fluent in a computer language, you have to retain pretty much everything.

    How can you retain everything? Only by constantly being asked to play everything back. That's why people use flashcards. But my system does flashcards one better. After reading a short chapter, you go to my website and complete twenty interactive exercises. Algorithms check your work to make sure you know what you think you know. When you stumble, you do the exercise again. You keep trying until you know the chapter cold. The exercises are free.

    The second problem is comprehension. Many learners hit a wall when they try to understand advanced concepts like variable scope and prototypes. Unfortunately, they blame themselves. That's why the Dummies books sell so well. But the fault lies with the authors, coding virtuosos who lack teaching talent. I'm the opposite of the typical software book author. I'll never code fast enough to land a job at Google. But ...
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    Limited Time Discount! (Regular $ 9.99 )

    The #1 Unofficial Coloring Book For Minecrafters Math Coloring Book! Learn Math By Coloring. Fun by learning math via Minecraft Drawings for Kids is a great way to spend your free time. This book will keep children entertained for hours. It also serves as a fantastic gift for any occasion.

    Inside you will find:

      Drawings of your favorite minecraft characters

      Drawings of Minecraft Monsters and Animals

      Pictures of Minecraft Food

      Pictures of Action scenes

      ... and much, much more!

      Make these drawings come to life using your imagination, pencils and markers!

      NOT OFFICIAL MINECRAFT PRODUCT. NOT APPROVED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH MOJANG...
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    The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250-year- long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioural shifts and changes that are unparalleled. While consumers today are camping outside of an Apple store waiting to be one of the first to score a new Apple Watch or iPhone, the next generation of wearables will be able to predict if we’re likely to have a heart attack and recommend a course of action. We watch news of Google’s self-driving cars, but don’t likely realise this means progressive cities will have to ban human drivers in the next decade because us humans are too risky. Following on from the Industrial or machine age, the space age and the digital age, the Augmented Age will be based on four key disruptive themes—Artificial Intelligence, Experience Design, Smart Infrastructure, and HealthTech. Historically the previous ‘ages’ bought significant disruption and changes, but on a net basis jobs were created, wealth was enhanced, and the health and security of society improved. What will the Augmented Age bring? Will...
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    The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250 year long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled. While consumers today are camping outside of an Apple store waiting to be one of the first to score a new Apple Watch or iPhone, the next generation of wearables will be able to predict if we're likely to have a heart attack and recommend a course of action. We watch news of Google's self-driving cars, but don't likely realize this means progressive cities will have to ban human drives in the next decade because us humans are too risky.

    Following on from the Industrial or Machine Age, the Space Age and the Digital Age, the Augmented Age will be based on four key disruptive themes - Artificial Intelligence, Experience Design, Smart Infrastructure, and HealthTech. Historically the previous 'ages' bought significant disruption and changes, but on a net basis jobs were created, wea...
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    Presented for the first time ever, the 3 volume set of The Elder Scrolls V; Skyrim Library enclosed in a deluxe slipcase. 9781783293193 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. I: The Histories - June 2015 For the first time, the collected texts from the critically and commercially acclaimed fantasy video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are bound together in three exciting volumes. Lavishly illustrated and produced, these titles are straight out of the world of Skyrim - and a must for any wandering adventurer. 9781783293209 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. II: Man, Mer, and Beast - March 2016 Delve deeper into the lore behind one of the most successful and critically acclaimed fantasy games of all time, Skyrim. Featuring in-game texts on factions, landscapes, creatures, heroes, and dragons. 9781783293216 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. III: The Arcane - September 2016...
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    Get more out of Paleo Diet by making Paleo meals with Instant Pot!

    The Paleo diet will soon show you all its benefits:

    • Your overall health will improve
    • Your skin will glow
    • You will be able to lose those extra pounds

    In this unique cookbook, we gathered the best Paleo dishes made in your instant pot!

    All these recipes you are about to discover are easy to make at home and they are full of great tastes and flavors!

    With The Paleo Instant Pot Cookbook you will:

    • Discover 250 Paleo Recipe for Instant Pot
    • Recipes for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snacks, desserts
    • Save you time, money and energy: all recipes are easy to cook
    • Improve your health: all recipes are healthy and well balanced
    • Increase your happiness: happiness and food are highly connected

    For your convenience, each recipe includes prep time, cooking time, and list of ingredients.

    Get your copy now!

    We guarantee it's the best choice you'll ever make!

    You can start a new life today and transform into a new person!

    ...
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    The slow cooker is the kitchen tool that can help you to cook healthy food in an easy way.

    The method of cooking in the slow cooker is rather easy - to prepare any dish, it's enough to simply dip the food into a container, close the lid of the device and select the appropriate mode. The slow cooker is completely safe that is why you can leave it during cooking and do any other things.

    This special kitchen tool allows you to prepare any food that needs long-term extinguishing - such as meat, poultry, roasts, stuffed peppers, cereals, etc. Using the slow cooker for the cooking you will save all the useful properties of the prepared dish.

    To help you benefit from your slow cooker we gathered 500 Top Slow Cooker Recipes under a single cover. Inside you will find recipes for:

    • Breakfast
    • Salads
    • Meat
    • Poultry
    • Fish and Seafood
    • Vegetables
    • Desserts
    • Sides
    • Snacks

    And even more:

    • Prep time, cooking time, list of ingredients accompanies each recipe
    • Nutritional info per serving
    • Clear easy to follow steps in each recipe
    • Recipes a...
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    Overwatch, Blizzards highly anticipated multiplayer game, is an action-packed adventure set in the not-so-distant future, after a fierce battle between humans and robots. Named for the peace-keeping task force dedicated to protecting humanity, Overwatch offers a full range of playable characters including both females and males, robots, and even a gorilla. Keep track of important dates, birthdays, anniversaries and more with this Overwatch wall calendar.

    This calendar includes a 6 month (July - December) 2017 planner page, so get yours early!

    Calendar includes Holidays, moon phases, image captions with locations and other information, the highest quality photography and more!...
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    CODING FOR KIDS . . .
    Because it’s never too early to start developing!
     
    Coding and web-design skills are becoming more and more important in our technological world. These concept books will familiarize young ones with the kind of shapes and colors that make up web-based programming language and give them the head start they need.
    Show your little ones how to display HTML elements properly with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and familiarize them with the visual patterns and symbols that make up the essential building blocks of the web. This beautiful book is a colorful introduction to coding and the web, and is the perfect gift for any technologically minded family.
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    CODING FOR KIDS . . .
    Because it’s never too early to start developing!
     
    Coding and web-design skills are becoming more and more important in our technological world. These concept books will familiarize young ones with the kind of shapes and colors that make up web-based programming language and give them the head start they need.

    You’re never too young to be standards compliant! Show your little ones how to add function to a web page with JavaScript and familiarize them with the variables and events that make up the essential building blocks of the web.
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    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies--and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn't just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information.

    Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. But as the FBI's net began to tighten, Kevin went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat and mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.

    Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape, and a portrait of a visionary whose creativ...
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    From gorgeous skylines and jaw-dropping aerials to hidden treasures, this timely collection showcases 300 striking images of NYC by more than 40 acclaimed Instagram photographers. New York City has become the most photographed city in the world on Instagram, and at no time has its humming energy been more passionately and extensively captured than right now. This first-of-its-kind book brings the Instagram experience into a beautifully curated collection that reveals New York City in a vivid, new light—whether it's dramatic views of must-see icons like the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, or glimpses of quintessential city moments like “Manhattanhenge” and autumn in Central Park.
     
    The featured photographers, who range from hobbyists to professionals and collectively have millions of followers on Instagram, have made names for themselves through their distinctive styles and perspectives; together, their work paints a unique portrait of New York City rediscovered in the age of Instagram. Complementing the spectacular photography are lists for “Most Instagram-Worthy Spots” and “Most Instagram-Worthy Events”—the perfect guides for both photo enthusiasts ...
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    Discover the book which will cover everything from a simple "What is Bitcoin" to the advanced bitcoin coding, mining and bitcoin blockchain. 

    Now there might be some questions playing on your mind like: 

    • What is Bitcoin?
    • Why should I care?
    • What the heck is blockchain?
    • Is it secure?
    • What can Bitcoin do that the dollar can't?
    • Who benefits?
    • How can I make money with bitcoin?
    • Is Bitcoin doomed to fail?

    Also, are you worried that it's too technical and that you will never understand the concepts? 

    Do you suffer from future shock, but are looking for a reason to be optimistic? 

    Do you see the possibility of something new and beautiful, but are unsure of it or how to articulate it to friends? Then you have found the perfect book.

    In this book, we'll look at the answers to all these questions along with addressing how I made millions of dollars trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

    Here is a preview of what this book will offer:

    • Introducing Bitcoin
    • How the Bitcoin Protocol Works?
    • How Bitcoin Is Different from Normal Cu...
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    Just say "no" to piles of sticky notes with your passwords and logins!

    A timely and valuable resource in the "Age of the Hacker." This essential notebook maintains your personal and financial safety. Record the necessarily complex passwords and user log-in names required to thwart hackers.

    This time- and headache-saving logbook has numerous tabbed alphabetical pages to make looking up a website address--and its corresponding log-in(s) and password(s) - easy to manage. It fits within a purse or briefcase, if you need to take it with you. Each entry has multiple locations to note new/changing log-ins or passwords, some notes about creating user names and passwords, Internet safety tips, locations to record software and hardware license numbers, home and business network settings, and more.

    For the ultimate in online safety, follow these tips:

    -- Forget the dictionary.

    -- Never use the same password twice.

    -- The longer your password, the longer it will take to crack.

    -- Just "jam" on your keyboard to create an entirely random password.

    -- Store your password off the computer.

    With this book, create a...
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    Undertale Sans Big Book of JOKES for Kids: Dozens of rib-ticklers, from your favorite skeleton and all the other Undertale characters! The perfect birthday gift or Christmas present for any fan! cover
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    Genocide run gotcha down? Can't beat Flowey's bullet-hell? Or maybe you want to practice for Grillby's open-mic night.

       

    Jam-packed with dozens of jokes from your favorite skeleton. We even managed to sneak a few in from Alphys, Undyne and... Toriel? Welp, hope you like knock-knock jokes.

       

    The perfect gift for any Undertale fan, as a birthday present, stocking stuffer or a present for doing well on a test.

       

    WARNING! TELL NONE OF THESE JOKES TO PAPYRUS! HE HATES THAT SORT OF THING!

    ...
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    Instagram Marketing: Social Media Marketing Guide: How to Gain More Followers With Step-by-Step Strategies and Life-Hacks cover
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    100% Tested in real cases and proven ways to gain more Instagram Followers, increase engagement of your content and turn Instagram into a source of income


    Some of the most effective, intensive, and mathematically verified strategies to simply grow your Instagram blog.


    In Instagram Marketing, you'll get all that and more. I've conducted more than 40 Instagram projects and structured all methods and tips so you can use them with your blog or business account. Every recommendation in this book to increase your social marketing knowledge and success factor is 100% based on real Instagram campaigns and research.


    Learn how to become social marketing guru increasing the effectiveness of your content.


    You can be a great photographer, and you even learn some Instagram tips. But social media marketing is something more. It's a science with a lot of small signs which makes our brains to push FOLLOW button. Learn what any successful blogger will not tell you for free.


    Step-by-Step strategies and insight from t...
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    A World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age cover
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    Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of `correct' writing? When Emmy Favilla was tasked with creating a styleguide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar and punctuation guidelines that would reflect how readers actually use language IRL. With wry humour and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the stuffy rules that have hitherto defined our relationship with language. Featuring priceless emoji strings, sidebars, quizzes and style debates among the most lovable word nerds of the digital media world - of which Favilla is the go-to style guru - A World Without "Whom" is essential for readers and writers of posts, tweets, texts, emails and whatever comes next....
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    20 fun and inventive Makey Makey projects for Makers from beginner to expert

    This hands-on guide is filled with DIY projects that show readers, step-by-step, how to start creating and making cool inventions with the Makey Makey invention kit. Each project features easy-to-follow, fully-illustrated instructions and detailed photographs of the finished gadget. Readers will see how to apply these skills and start building their own Makey Makey projects.

    20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius starts off with very approachable introductory projects, making it a great starting point for beginners. It then builds to more challenging projects, allowing more experienced users to go further by incorporating technologies like Raspberry Pi, Processing and Scratch programming, 3D Printing, and creating wearable electronics with Makey Makey. Projects are divided into four categories: “Fun and Games,” Interactive,” Hacks and Pranks,” and “Makey Makey Go.”

    • No prior programming or technical experience is required
    • Basic enough for beginners, but challenging enough for advanced makers
    • Written by two educators who believe in fostering crea...
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    Exclusive work
    Each image is printed on a separate page to prevent bleed-through
    You can display your artwork with a standard 8.5" x 11" frame
    This book includes the following characters:
    • Uma
    • Mal
    • Evie
    • Carlos De Vil
    • Jay
    • Ben
    • Lonnie
    • Gil
    • Dizzy Tremaine
    • Jane
    • Audrey
    • Maleficent
    • Harry Hook
    • Chad
    • Fairy Godmother
    ...
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    An INFLUENCER leads change.
    An INFLUENCER replaces bad behaviors with powerful new skills.
    An INFLUENCER makes things happen.
    This is what it takes to be an INFLUENCER.


    Whether you're a CEO, a parent, or merely a person who wants to make a difference, you probably wish you had more influence with the people in your life. But most of us stop trying to make change happen because we believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. We learn to cope rather than learning to influence.

    From the bestselling authors who taught the world how to have Crucial Conversations comes the new edition of Influencer, a thought-provoking book that combines the remarkable insights of behavioral scientists and business leaders with the astonishing stories of high-powered influencers from all walks of life. You'll be taught each and every step of the influence process--including robust strategies for making change inevitable in your personal life, your business, and your world. You'll learn how to:
    • Identify high-leverage behaviors that lead to rapid and profound change
    • Apply strategies for changing both thoughts and action...
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    Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) cover
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    A concise overview of machine learning -- computer programs that learn from data -- which underlies applications that include recommendation systems, face recognition, and driverless cars.

    Today, machine learning underlies a range of applications we use every day, from product recommendations to voice recognition -- as well as some we don't yet use everyday, including driverless cars. It is the basis of the new approach in computing where we do not write programs but collect data; the idea is to learn the algorithms for the tasks automatically from data. As computing devices grow more ubiquitous, a larger part of our lives and work is recorded digitally, and as "Big Data" has gotten bigger, the theory of machine learning -- the foundation of efforts to process that data into knowledge -- has also advanced. In this book, machine learning expert Ethem Alpaydin offers a concise overview of the subject for the general reader, describing its evolution, explaining important learning algorithms, and presenting example applications.

    Alpaydin offers an account of how digital technology advanced from number-crunching mainframes to mobile devices, putting today'...
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    Brought to you by the writers and editors that created Pojo's Unofficial Ultimate Pokemon, Pojo's Unofficial Big Book of Pokemon features more of everything— more characters, more tv shows, more movie reviews, more video game history, and more tips for building the very best Pokemon team! Up to date for the 2016 holiday season, this collector's edition is packed with collector’s information, toy history, puzzles pages, and more! It is the ultimate guide, touching on everything Pokemon enthusiasts could ever ask for.
    ...
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    The Internet of Money Volume Two is the spectacular sequel to the cult classic and best seller The Internet of Money Volume One by Andreas M. Antonopoulos. Volume Two contains 11 of his most inspiring and thought-provoking talks, including:


    Introduction to Bitcoin;

    Blockchain vs Bullshit;

    Fake News, Fake Money;

    Currency Wars;

    Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat;

    Rocket Science and Ethereum's Killer App;

    and many more;


    Volume Two also includes an all new frequently asked questions section!


    In 2013, Andreas M. Antonopoulos started publicly speaking about bitcoin and quickly became one of the world's most sought-after speakers in the industry. To date, he has delivered more than 75, TED-style talks in venues ranging from the Henry Ford Museum to packed-out Bitcoin Meetups in the Czech Republic to New Zealand and every talk is completely different.


    In these performances, Antonopoulos walks onto the stage and delivers a live, unscripted talk. Without a deck in sight, he unleashes his latest insights into the lightning-fast changes surrounding bitcoin. Combinin...
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    Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond cover
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    The innovative investor’s guide to an entirely new asset class—from two experts on the cutting edge

    With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world—and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

    Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need:

    * An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets

    * Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk

    * Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias

    * Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs

    * Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios

    In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created,...
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    Cryptocurrency Investing Bible: The Ultimate Guide About Blockchain, Mining, Trading, ICO, Ethereum Platform, Exchanges, Top Cryptocurrencies for Investing and Perfect Strategies to Make Money cover
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    Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, ICO, blockchain, mining... When hearing those words just a couple of years back, people used to say:



    • It’s a scam, financial bubble

    • IThere is no point in investing, the price is too low

    • INo country will ever recognize cryptocurrency

    • IIt’s an obvious pyramid scheme

    • IIt’s a sort of amusement for nerds

    • IIt's not serious, it will collapse in a couple of years.


    Until recently, cryptocurrency had been viewed as a sort of amusement for a handful of the chosen who bought and sold something and believed that a new currency would make a hit one day!


    You surely were also among those people who did not take Bitcoin and cryptocurrency seriously, but the current events gag even the biggest skeptics.

    Current Bitcoin price is 6,644$*


    The price of the most popular cryptocurrency repeatedly breaks all the unthinkable records.

    Capitalization is about $120 billion


    World recognition


    The world's largest economies – India and Japan – recognized Bitcoin as the official currency. The US ...
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    Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here!

    Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

    In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about:

    • Interaction design and physical computing
    • The Arduino board and its software environment
    • Basics of electricity and electronics
    • Prototyping on a solderless breadboard
    • Drawing a schematic diagram
    • Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino
    • Building a custom plant-watering system
    ...
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    Amazon Echo: Amazon Echo 2nd Generation User Guide 2017 Updated: Step-By-Step Instructions To Enrich Your Smart Life (alexa, dot, echo amazon, echo user ... echo dot user manual, echo) (Alexa  Book 3) cover
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    Don’t Spend HOURS trying to figure out AMAZON ECHO!

    Go from Beginner to EXPERT in 60 minutes.

    • Do you want to Buy the all-new Amazon Echo and curious to understand how this device will add more convenience to your Life ?

    • Have you ordered the Amazon Echo 2nd Generation already and now wondering how to convert this cute little Cylinder into your personal assistant?

    • Maybe you have read a few Amazon Echo guide books but all you got was stale information wrapped in fluffy jargon loaded words?

    ***Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download Now!***


    How will this Book help you?

    • This book will take you from beginner to an Amazon Echo EXPERT in less that 60 MINUTES.

    • You will setup your new Echo 2nd Generation and start using all your Smart Devices and Applications EFFORTLESSLY.  

    • You will learn all the latest ADVANCED HACKS known to Expert Amazon Echo Users only.

    • And most of all, you will SAVE HOURS running errands and you will control your home and work...
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    SELL MORE WITH INSTAGRAM

    Are you ready to tap into Instagram’s booming network of 600 million viable customers? With the Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business, social media marketing expert Kim Walsh-Phillips gives you the tools you need to get your due return on investment out of Instagram. From cross-platform branding and marketing advice to practical blueprints for funneling followers, this guide unlocks the secrets successful entrepreneurs use to drive sales directly from Instagram, become experts in their field, and grow their business.

    Learn how to:



    • Set up an Instagram marketing funnel that converts followers into customers

    • Run effective, lead-generating campaigns with trending hashtags, exclusive contests, and product launches

    • Grow your Instagram following with The 21-Day Blueprint

    • Leverage your Instagram brand to reach celebrity status and gain a competitive advantage

    • Post Instagram stories and live videos to grow your follower base and drive sales

    • Build content with a Quick-Start Lead Magnet Blueprint<...
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    Sheathe your sword, draw your cards, and summon more than 50 delicious bites and cocktails inspired by Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card game.

    From the best-selling author of World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook and A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook comes a new collection of delicious recipes.

    With the Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook, fans will unlock Hearthstone-inspired eats, cocktails, and mocktails. A replica of Harth Stonebrew’s own private cookbook, this delightful guide contains more than fifty all-new recipes perfect for any Fireside Gathering or game night, from Sarge’s Easy Mac & Cheese to Medivh’s favorite martini—and, of course, funnel cake. Complete with mouthwatering color photos and Harth’s personal notations, recipe modifications, and reflections, the Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook brings the world of Hearthstone to life like never before. Hearthstone is a fast-paced digital card game where players sling spells, summon minions, and command powerful heroes in duels of epic strategy. Featuring familiar characters from the Warcraft® universe, He...
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    Exclusive work
    You can display your artwork with a standard 8.5" x 11" frame
    This drawing guide includes the following characters:
    • Freddy
    • Bonnie
    • Chica
    • Foxy
    • Golden Freddy
    • Endo-01
    • Mangle
    • Balloon Boy
    • Endo-02
    • Paperpals
    • Springtrap
    • Plush trap
    • Nightmare Freddy
    • Nightmare Bonnie
    • Nightmare Chica
    • Nightmare Foxy
    • Nightmare BB
    • Jack-O-Bonnie
    • Jack-O-Chica
    • Nightmarionne
    • Ennard
    • Circus baby
    • BidyBab
    • Ballora
    • Minireena
    • Funtime Freddy
    • Twisted Freddy
    • Twisted Bonnie
    • Twisted Chica
    • Twisted Foxy
    ...
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    UPDATED
    This Coloring Book includes the characters from all FNAF's seasons
    Here's the list of characters in this Coloring Book:
    1. Freddy
    2. Bonnie
    3. Chica
    4. Foxy
    5. Golden Freddy
    6. Endo-01
    7. Mangle
    8. Balloon Boy
    9. Endo-02
    10. Paperpals
    11. Springtrap
    12. Plush trap
    13. Nightmare Freddy
    14. Nightmare Bonnie
    15. Nightmare Chica
    16. Nightmare Foxy
    17. Nightmare BB
    18. Jack-O-Bonnie
    19. Jack-O-Chica
    21. Pumpkin
    22. Mr. Chipper
    23. Coffee
    24. Circus baby
    25. BidyBab
    26. Ballora
    27. Minireena
    28. Yenndo
    29. Ennard
    30. Funtime Freddy
    ...
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    Undertale Drawing Guide: Learn to draw all of your favorite characters! Sans, Payprus, Frisk and even a super secret bonus character! cover
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    Do you wanna have a good time?

    The Undertale Drawing Guide is here! Learn how to draw ten of your favorite characters, from Sans to Payrus, Asriel to Asgore and even the fabulous Mettaton! We've even included a super secret bonus character, just for you guys!

    Perfect for beginners and experts alike! The Undertale Drawing Guide is the greatest gift any Undertale fan could ask for!

    ...
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    Bitcoin From Beginner To Expert: The Ultimate Guide To Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Technology (Cryptocurrency Trading, Mining And Investment) cover
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    Reading through this book will provide you with a basic knowledge of Bitcoin, how it works and how to use it safely.

    This will allow you to have a base to learn further from and explore areas that may be of greater interest to you whether that may be creating new Bitcoin through mining or perhaps you prefer to invest in the crypto exchanges and make a fortune making informed decisions.

    Whichever you may decide, Bitcoin opens up a whole new world and one that we are destined to learn a lot about over the coming years....
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    Kip has never known any life but his existence at the protected laboratory compound known as Starswarm Station. And for all that time he has heard the Voice: an artificial intelligence chip implanted in his skull. It guides him and helps protect him from the planet's many dangers, including roaming bands of hostile centaurs and "haters." But the startling discovery of who put the chip in his head - and why - leads Kip to revelations that could threaten the safety of the entire compound.

    Luckily, he has friends Marty and Lara to help. But are three kids enough to save an entire planet?
    ...
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    From the inventor of the PalmPilot comes a new and compelling theory of intelligence, brain function, and the future of intelligent machines

    Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself.

    Hawkins develops a powerful theory of how the human brain works, explaining why computers are not intelligent and how, based on this new theory, we can finally build intelligent machines.

    The brain is not a computer, but a memory system that stores experiences in a way that reflects the true structure of the world, remembering sequences of events and their nested relationships and making predictions based on those memories. It is this memory-prediction system that forms the basis of intelligence, perception, creativity, and even consciousness.

    In an engaging style that will captivate audiences from the merely curious to the professional scientist, Hawkins shows how a clear understanding of how the brain works will make it possi...
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    In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis sets out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world's most important technology entrepreneur, the man who embodies the spirit of the coming age. He finds him in Jim Clark, who is about to create his third, separate, billion-dollar company: first Silicon Graphics, then Netscape - which launched the Information Age - and now Healtheon, a startup that may turn the $1 trillion healthcare industry on its head. Despite the variety of his achievements, Clark thinks of himself mainly as the creator of Hyperion, which happens to be a sailboat - not just an ordinary yacht, but the world's largest single-mast vessel, a machine more complex than a 747. Clark claims he will be able to sail it via computer from his desk in San Francisco, and the new code may contain the seeds of his next billion-dollar coup. On the wings of Lewis' celebrated storytelling, the listener takes the ride of a lifetime through this strange landscape of geeks and billionaires. We get the inside story of the battle between Netscape and Microsoft; we sit in the room as Clark tries to persuade the investment bankers that Healtheon IS the new Micro...
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    Data science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits are great for doing data science, but they’re also a good way to dive into the discipline without actually understanding data science. In this book, you’ll learn how many of the most fundamental data science tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch.

    If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Today’s messy glut of data holds answers to questions no one’s even thought to ask. This book provides you with the know-how to dig those answers out.

    • Get a crash course in Python
    • Learn the basics of linear algebra, statistics, and probability—and understand how and when they're used in data science
    • Collect, explore, clean, munge, and manipulate data
    • Dive into the fundamentals of machine learning
    • Implement models such as k-nearest Neighbors, Naive Bayes, linear and logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, and clustering
    • Explore re...
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    Amazon Echo: Amazon Echo 2nd Generation User Guide 2017 Updated: Step-By-Step Instructions To Enrich Your Smart Life (alexa, dot, echo amazon, echo ... dot, echo dot user manual, echo) (Volume 3) cover
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    Don’t Spend HOURS trying to figure out AMAZON ECHO!

    Go from Beginner to EXPERT in 60 minutes.

    • Do you want to Buy the all-new Amazon Echo and curious to understand how this device will add more convenience to your Life ?

    • Have you ordered the Amazon Echo 2nd Generation already and now wondering how to convert this cute little Cylinder into your personal assistant?

    • Maybe you have read a few Amazon Echo guide books but all you got was stale information wrapped in fluffy jargon loaded words?

    ***Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download Now!***


    How will this Book help you?

    • This book will take you from beginner to an Amazon Echo EXPERT in less that 60 MINUTES.

    • You will setup your new Echo 2nd Generation and start using all your Smart Devices and Applications EFFORTLESSLY.  

    • You will learn all the latest ADVANCED HACKS known to Expert Amazon Echo Users only.

    • And most of all, you will SAVE HOURS running errands and you will control your home and work lif...
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    If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust?
    From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust--far from it.

    In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history--with fundamental consequences for everyone. A new world order is emerging: we might have lost faith in institutions and leaders, but millions of people rent their homes to total strangers, exchange digital currencies, or find themselves trusting a bot. This is the age of "distributed trust," a paradigm shift driven by innovative technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship.

    If we are to benefit from this radical shift, we must understand the mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost, and repaired in the digital age. In the first book to explain this new world, Botsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape--and explores what's next for humanity.
    ...
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    The instant New York Times bestseller.

    A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks.

    “Captivating and compelling.” —The New York Times

    "Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book...In 400 pages you will have restocked your mind. Do it." —The Wall Street Journal


    The Square and the Tower, in addition to being provocative history, may prove to be a bellwether work of the Internet Age.” —Christian Science Monitor

    Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states, armies and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

    The 21st century has been hailed as ...
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    Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.

    In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.

    In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so tha...
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    Build, explore, survive, and thrive in Minecraft, the game in which a few blocks are the beginning of many an adventure. Create a castle, fight a battle, search for resources, and encounter friendly and hostile mobs in the 2018 Minecraft Calendar that includes the last four months of 2017. The spacious grids, printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, include plenty of room to write in your appointments and plans for Minecraft world domination....
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    You wake up as a zombie, in the world of Minecraft! You can only make weird grumbly growl noises and hold your hands right out in front of your face! How did this happen?!

    Will you try to get home? Or enjoying scaring all the puny players? It's all up to you in this Choose Your Own Story book. You get to decide how the story goes, so it will be the most exciting story ever!

    Each section of the book will offer you a couple choices about what you want to do next. As you make your choices, your experience of reading the story will be different from everyone else's. There are 25 different endings to discover and only some of them will take you to the sequel.

    Are YOU smart enough to make all the right decisions and find your way to the end? Well, prove it!

    Or maybe you just want to make all the WORST decisions and see what sort of trouble you can get in. It's really up to you!

    Make friends with mobs, terrorize the players, maybe protect them, and discover the secrets of the world of Minecraft in this brand new book! You will never have read a book like this before.

    The Minecraft Zombie Adventure is a great book ...
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    Nintendo Switch Overview: Learn the details of every addition to the Nintendo Switch version of Skyrim.

    Detailed Overworld Maps: We pinpoint all Hold Capitals, Strongholds, and important locations.

    Maps for More Than 150 Locations: Our maps list related quests, enemies encountered, and items found for each location.

    Over 300 Collectibles Located: We gather and detail Skill Books, Unique Items, Unusual Gems, and more for each Hold.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the guide optimized for a second-screen experience.

    ...
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    Now from $49 to $29 for a limited time only!

    If you're looking to master the key aspects of 3D printing, this book is for you.

    The 3D Printing Handbook provides practical advice on selecting the right technology and how-to design for 3D printing, based upon first-hand experience from the industry's leading experts.

    In this book:
    • The mechanisms behind all major 3D printing technologies
    • The benefits and limitations of each technology
    • Decision making tools for technology selection
    • Actionable design advice and guidelines
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    Imagine what your life would be like if your business suddenly began signing up an astonishing 100,000 new users daily without spending another penny. What if investors started giving your business the attention it deserves?

    That's exactly what happened to Cliff Lerner when he bet his online dating start-up’s fortunes on a then-unknown platform called Facebook. The app achieved explosive growth, and soon after the stock price skyrocketed 2,000 percent, setting off an extraordinary chain of events filled with sudden success and painful lessons. This compelling and inspiring narrative will show you how to

    - IGNITE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH by creating a remarkable product
    - Identify the ONLY 3 METRICS THAT MATTER
    - Explore valuable VIRAL GROWTH strategies to grow rapidly
    - Execute the GENIUS MEDIA HACKS that helped us acquire 100 million users
    - Create a thriving culture of PASSIONATE EMPLOYEES

    In Explosive Growth, Lerner uses entertaining stories and case studies to share what he has learned and help your start-up achieve its own explosive growth....
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    This is the never-before-told, riveting true story about a teenage Christian girl who was seduced online by a charming young Muslim man from Kosovo, and her father who ultimately worked with the FBI to save her from disappearing forever.

    The Baldwins were a strong Christian family, living in Plano, Texas. When their seventeen-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, met Aadam in a random-match online chat room, she fell for his good looks, his charm, and his respectful conversation. He told her he lived in New York, and they began an online friendship.

    But over the course of a few months, Aadam revealed that he actually lived in Kosovo and had only pretended to live in New York so Mackenzie would keep chatting with him. The more attached she became to Aadam, the more detached she became from her family.

    John and Stephanie, Mackenzie’s parents, had no clue what was behind their daughter’s change in personality, her surprising interest in Islam, her suddenly modest dress, and her withdrawal from friends and family. When Mackenzie’s attachment to Aadam increased even more and they became “engaged,” she started making plans to secretly fly to Kosovo where she and A...
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    Pass the First Time.

    The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-501 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, and SY0-401 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it.

    It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content.

    You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what’s important.

    Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 75 question pre-test, a 75 question post-test, and practice test qu...
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    "[A] page-turner…The Telephone Gambit is solid history, and Seth Shulman makes it as much fun to read as an Agatha Christie whodunit." —John Steele Gordon, Wall Street Journal


    Throughout his career, Alexander Graham Bell, one of the world’s most famous inventors, was plagued by a secret: he stole the key idea behind the invention of the telephone.


    While researching at MIT, science journalist Seth Shulman scrutinized Bell’s journals and within them found the smoking gun, a hint of deeply buried historical deception. Bell furtively—and illegally—copied part of Elisha Gray’s patent caveat in the race to secure what would become the most valuable U.S. patent ever issued. Delving further into Bell’s story, Shulman unearths the surprising truth behind the telephone—and with it, a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition. The Telephone Gambit challenges the reputation of an icon of invention, rocks the foundation of a corporate behemoth, and offers a probing meditation on how little we know about our own history.

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    Amazon Best of the Month, January 2008: Seth Shulman closely examine...
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    Google advertising looks easy but proves to be hard.Local internet marketing is tough because owners are besieged with phone calls, reps and solicitations promising "first page on Google,""Facebook traffic," "Social Media exposure" and myriads of advertisingopportunities. Search Engine Optimization is fraught with landmines.

    And most local business marketing owners feel ill-equipped to judge. They write big checks, and all too often get disappointing results.

    NOW YOU CAN MASTER LOCAL ONLINE LEAD GENERATION AND REACH THE RIGHT CUSTOMERS EVERY TIME.
    With Google, Yahoo!, and Bing returning local businesses as results onmore than a billion daily searches, Google AdWords expert Perry Marshall and online lead generation expert Talor Zamir introduce you to the basic framework behind a successful local paid search, mobile and SEO campaign.

    From defining local search marketing--often confused with paid search and searchengine optimization--to local listing and reviews to social outreach andeffective content development, this guide delivers the tools to build acomplete local marketing campaign.

    You'll discov...
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    NEW CUSTOMERS ARE WAITING...
    FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK

    Facebook makes it easy for businesses like yours to share photos, videos, and posts to reach, engage, and sell to more than 1 billion active users. Advertising expert Perry Marshall is joined by co-authors Keith Krance and Thomas Meloche as he walks you through Facebook Advertising and its nuances to help you pinpoint your ideal audience and gain a ten-fold return on your investment.
    Now in its third edition, Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising takes you further than Facebook itself by exploring what happens before customers click on your ads and what needs to happen after―10 seconds later, 10 minutes later, and in the following days and weeks.
    You'll discover how to:
    • Maximize your ad ROI with newsfeeds, videos, and branded content
    • Create custom audiences from your contact lists, video views, and page engagement
    • Use the Facebook Campaign Blueprint proven to generate your first 100 conversions
    • Boost your Facebook ads using the Audience Network and Instagram
    • Follow the three-step formula for successful video ads
    • Maximize campaigns and increase c...
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    SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICING: $9.90! Regularly priced: $12.99 $14.99. Get this Amazing #1 Amazon Top Release - Great Deal!

    Bitcoin is not just a new word in the Internet age or technological and financial progress, it's a start of a new era on the Earth! Even 10 years ago we even couldn't imagine dreaming about digital money - you can't physically touch them but you can own and spend them. Today this is a reality! Bitcoin revolution covered the whole world like a huge wave, more and more people interested in this "Digital Gold".

    Over the past few years, Bitcoin has grown from something known only to a select few tech nerds into a revolutionary currency that has rapidly changed the way that we think about the concept of money. You no doubt see Bitcoin payments accepted in all kinds of places now, but, if you can believe it, it used to be a fairly complicated procedure for finding places that let you pay in Bitcoin.

    Anyway, to run the world you need to know everything. We can't guarantee that you will know EVERYTHING from this book, but we can guarantee you will have the notion of a new currency - Bitcoin. What is it? Where did it come from? How d...
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    Greta Van Susteren has been named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the World six times. She was formerly an anchor on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News and lives in Washington, DC.

    The most practical, thorough, and reader-friendly guide around to living well on social media. From answering basic questions like “What’s the best site for you?” to “How to Tweet” and “What does it mean to ‘Tag’ someone?” to addressing important moral and behavioral issues like how to protect your privacy, how to avoid being roasted online, and whether it’s okay to get your news from Facebook, this is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to stay up to date with today’s changing technology....
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    Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, & Vox

    The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology

    Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility.

    Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term “virtual reality,” exposes VR’s ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species, and gives readers a new perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world. An inventive blend of autobiography, science writing, philosophy and advice, this book tells the wild story of his personal and professional life as a scientist, from his childhood in the UFO territory of New Mexico, to the loss of his mother, the founding of the first start-up, and finally becoming a world-renowned technological guru.

    Understanding virtual reality as being both a scientif...
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    From the global authority in record-breaking comes the 11th edition of the world’s best-selling videogames annual. Packed with the latest records, coolest stars and the biggest games, the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is the go-to bible for every gaming fan. Just ask the five million readers who’ve made it an international sensation!

    Inside you’ll find amazing stats, thrilling facts, inspirational tales, lightning-quick speed-runs and dazzling photos. Read about the records behind your favorite games including Mario, Overwatch, FIFA, WWE and Rocket League, plus recap on a year of crazy Pokémon GO stories. Go behind the scenes of the world’s longest-running eSports organizer. Spook yourself silly with real-life videogame mysteries. Check out the fastest videogame completions. And gaze in envy at the world’s largest Zelda and Tomb Raider collections!

    You’ll also meet gaming heroes such as the world’s oldest games YouTuber at 81, a man with a real-life cyborg arm that was inspired by Deus Ex, and the kingpin of eSports fighting games. But the videogame stars don’t get much bigger tha...
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    The richly told narrative of the Silicon Valley generation that launched five major high-tech industries in seven years, laying the foundation for today’s technology-driven world.

    At a time when the five most valuable companies on the planet are high-tech firms and nearly half of Americans say they cannot live without their cell phones, Troublemakers reveals the untold story of how we got here. This is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world.

    In Troublemakers, historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semi...
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    The richly told narrative of the Silicon Valley generation that launched five major high-tech industries in seven years, laying the foundation for today’s technology-driven world.

    At a time when the five most valuable companies on the planet are high-tech firms and nearly half of Americans say they cannot live without their cell phones, Troublemakers reveals the untold story of how we got here. This is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world.

    In Troublemakers, historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semi...
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    A step-by-step visual journey through the mathematics of neural networks, and making your own using Python and Tensorflow.

     

    What you will gain from this book:


    * A deep understanding of how a Neural Network works.
    * How to build a Neural Network from scratch using Python.

    Who this book is for:


    * Beginners who want to fully understand how networks work, and learn to build two step-by-step examples in Python.
    * Programmers who need an easy to read, but solid refresher, on the math of neural networks.

    What’s Inside - ‘Make Your Own Neural Network: An Indepth Visual Introduction For Beginners’


    What Is a Neural Network?


    Neural networks have made a gigantic comeback in the last few decades and you likely make use of them everyday without realizing it, but what exactly is a neural network? What is it used for and how does it fit within the broader arena of machine learning?



    we gently explore these topics so that we can be prepared to dive deep further on. To start, we’ll begin with a high-level overview of machine learning and then drill down into th...
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    Learn to Draw Your Favourite Pokemon!

    Inside this book you will find 48 awesome one sided coloring pages.Each page will teach to draw one pokemon, step-by-step with written instructions. The pages are 8.5"x8.5".

    This book will be great for kids, teens and adults as well. Anyone who loves pokemon!

    Order your copy today and gain the ability to draw pokemon! :)

    ...
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    La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs, el fundador de Apple, escrita con su colaboración.Tras más de cuarenta entrevistas con Steve Jobs y con un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, esta es la biografía definitiva de uno de los iconos indiscutibles de nuestro tiempo, del genio cuya creatividad, energía y perfeccionismo revolucionaron seis industrias: informática, películas de animación, música, teléfonos, tabletas y edición digital. Cuando el mundo buscaba cómo construir las bases de una economía digital, Jobs fue un símbolo de la inventiva. Consciente de que la mejor manera de crear valor en el siglo XXI era conectar la creatividad con la tecnología, fundó una empresa en la que impresionantes saltos de la imaginación iban de la mano con asombrosos logros tecnológicos.Aunque Jobs colaboró con el libro, no pidió ningún control sobre el contenido, ni siquiera el derecho a leerlo antes de la publicación. No rehuyó ningún tema y animó a la gente que conocía a hablar con franqueza. «He hecho muchas cosas de las que no me siento orgulloso, como dejar a mi novia embarazada a los 23 años y cómo me comporté entonces, pero no hay ningún ...
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    No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide to Producing Measurable, Monetizable Results with Social Media Marketing cover
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    To avoid grabbing every business owner he meets by the shoulders and shaking them, millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy has joined with marketing strategist Kim Walsh-Phillips to help business owners, private practice professionals, and professional marketers start making dollars and cents of their social media marketing.

    Daring readers to stop accepting non-monetizable “likes” and “shares” for their investment of time, money, and energy, Kennedy and Walsh-Phillips urge readers to see their social platforms for what they are—another channel to reach customers and gain leads and sales for their efforts. Illustrated by case studies and examples, this No B.S. guide delivers practical strategies for applying the same direct- response marketing rules Kennedy has himself found effective in all other mediums.
    Covers:
    •How to stop being a wimp and make the switch from a passive content presence into an active conversion tool
    •How to become a lead magnet by setting up social media profiles that focus on the needs of ideal prospects (not the product or service)
    •Creating raving fans that create introductions to their networks
    •How to move cold social med...
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    Follow Mario as he journeys through the expansive kingdoms of Super Mario Odyssey with his new ally, the heroic, hat-shaped Cappy!

    This collectible, hardcover travel companion is a must-have for Mario fans of all ages!

    Each installment in the six-volume series covers different kingdoms in Mario's journey.

    Beautiful screenshots, commentary by well-seasoned travelers, and a ton of selfies by your favorite moustached hero provide everything a discerning traveler needs to make the most of their journey:

       • See all the sights!
       • Meet all the locals!
       • Get your hands on the best souvenirs!

    Whether you're still planning your journey or looking back on your travels, this chronicle can be enjoyed on its own or as the perfect companion piece to the Official Strategy Guide!

    ...
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    Follow Mario as he journeys through the expansive kingdoms of Super Mario Odyssey with his new ally, the heroic, hat-shaped Cappy!

    This collectible, hardcover travel companion is a must-have for Mario fans of all ages!

    Each installment in the six-volume series covers different kingdoms in Mario's journey.

    Beautiful screenshots, commentary by well-seasoned travelers, and a ton of selfies by your favorite moustached hero provide everything a discerning traveler needs to make the most of their journey:

       • See all the sights!
       • Meet all the locals!
       • Get your hands on the best souvenirs!

    Whether you're still planning your journey or looking back on your travels, this chronicle can be enjoyed on its own or as the perfect companion piece to the Official Strategy Guide!

    ...
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    Only in this Collector's Edition:

       • Bonus Content: Includes access to an exclusive Call of Duty ©: WWII Calling Card!
       • For the Fans: This premium hardcover Collector's Edition features a Foreword written by Sledgehammer Games. It also includes printed end sheets with signatures from the members of the development team. A must-have for any fan!
       • Comprehensive Walkthrough: We lead you step by step through every campaign mission from start to finish. Learn the best way to survive every encounter and locate every collectible.

    In-Depth Multiplayer Coverage & Weapon Data: We provide everything you need to maximize your multiplayer experience and get the most from your arsenal. Enhance your lethality with expert analysis of every Division, Weapon, Attachment, Scorestreak, and more.

    Detailed Maps: Our comprehensive Multiplayer and Single-Player maps depict every crucial area in the game.

    Nazi Zombies: Includes valuable tips to survive the undead onslaught, including illustrated maps.

    Plus More! Coverage of Achievements, Trophies, and all Memento locations.

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    It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created.

    An intimate chronicle of the years-long odyssey to bring Kratos and Atreus's beautiful and brutal world to life.

    Step into Midgard and explore beyond, as Dark Horse Books and Santa Monica Studio proudly present the quintessential companion to the enormously anticipated God of War. This is a document unlike any other that sets readers on an exhaustive behind-the-scenes journey to witness the creation of an epic of tremendous scale....
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    The #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history.  

    Becoming Steve Jobs breaks down the conventional, one-dimensional view of Steve Jobs that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily life of billions of people?

    Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best, including his family, former inner circle executives, and top people at Apple, Pixar and Disney, most notably Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Robert Iger and many other...
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    Thinking of starting your career in MatLab application?



    Then you have landed in the right place.

    The overall aim of this crash course in Matlab basic to advanced course is to explore and examine key concepts, methods and techniques used in the various toolboxes and built-in functions of Matlab for solving different numerical and technical computing problems, in a summarised and easily digestible format .

    The knowledge is derived from the leading books and developed out of the enriched practical experiences of the Matlab application.

    MATLAB is a software package with high numerical computation and visualisation. According to (Pratap, 2002), “MATLAB stands for matrix laboratory.” It is a way of solving problems using numerical computation. MATLAB has built-in functions which allow an interactive environment for technical computation, graphics, and animation. The built-in functions enable linear algebraic computation, signal processing, data analysis, a numerical solution for ordinary differential equation (ODEs) and other different types of scientific computation. Most of the built-in functions in MA...
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    “I don’t even feel like I’ve scratched the surface of what I can do with Python”

    With Python Tricks: The Book you’ll discover Python’s best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative.

    You'll get one step closer to mastering Python, so you can write beautiful and idiomatic code that comes to you naturally.

    Learning the ins and outs of Python is difficult—and with this book you'll be able to focus on the practical skills that really matter. Discover the “hidden gold” in Python’s standard library and start writing clean and Pythonic code today.

    Who Should Read This Book:

    • If you’re wondering which lesser known parts in Python you should know about, you’ll get a roadmap with this book. Discover cool (yet practical!) Python tricks and blow your coworkers’ minds in your next code review.
    • If you’ve got experience with legacy versions of Python, the book will get you up to speed with modern patterns and features introduced in Python 3 and backported to Python 2.
    • If you’ve worked with other programm...
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    Who Else Wants To Take Better Pictures?
    That's what this guide is all about; making the most of your digital camera, so that you can create beautiful photographs. You won't find all the complicated technical jargon that fills other books and blogs. I was like you at one point - I was just a guy who had no clue how to use all the fancy features of my new digital camera, and it was an extremely frustrating experience. My pictures were awful, and I was starting to question why I spent so much money on a DSLR.

    Sound familiar?

    I decided I wouldn't settle for mediocre results, so I spent years of trial and (mostly) error to figure out all the tips and little known tricks that I'll help you learn in this concise digital photography guide.

    Give Me 24 Hours - And I'll Make You A Better Photographer
    I'm going to teach you how to take better photos today. You'll see an improvement in your photos right away and they'll keep getting even better as you practice. Students in my digital photography workshops pay $100 ...
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    Magnetic Sponsoring is unlike anything you've ever seen or read before when it comes to building a network marketing or MLM business.

    This is NOT a book for people who want to follow the herd, or get average results handing out samples, holding home parties, or buying leads. It is for the few who want to become leaders in this industry. Who want to walk across the stage, and who want to earn 7-figures.

    It is for those who would rather be the hunted than the hunter. Who prefer to work smarter, instead of harder. Who want to build a life-long business, instead of an opportunity, and for those who value truth over hype.

    If you're tired of chasing your friends and family members, posting fliers on phone poles, cold calling leads, and handing out business cards, then Magnetic Sponsoring is exactly what you've been looking for.

    In this book, I will teach you...

    - How to get an endless number of prospects to call you, with credit card in hand ready to buy your product, or join your business.

    - How to create a life-long business with zero competition.

    - How to make income whether your prospects join you...
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    Lots of investment opportunities have come and gone. Now is the time for cryptocurrencies, so do not miss the boat.


    This book is packed with research and references so that you can make an informed decision about these cryptocurrencies

    Here are the topics that are included in the book:


    • Mining, Investing and Trading Cryptocurrencies
    • Bitcoin
    • Ethereum
    • Understanding Blockchain
    • Understanding Wallets and the digital marketplace
    • Litecoin
    • Dash
    • Ripple
    • Emercoin
    • Putincoin
    • Auroracoin
    • ZCash
    • Gridcoin
    • Iota
    • Digibyte
    • Dogecoin
    • Peercoin
    • Nxt
    • Monero
    • Ybcoin
    • And details about various other cryptocurrencies

    If you want to learn more about cryptocurrencies and whether the opportunity is worth it, then this book will definitely help you make an informed decision!

    ...
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    A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together.

    Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.

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    A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must lear...
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    A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history:  the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.  On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants.  To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations.  The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection.  Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on.  Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities:  Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots--unthinkable under the laws of Robotics--or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!

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    A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history:  the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positroni...
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    Bonus Art Book Excerpt: Previews the fascinating volume published by Dark Horse.

    Developer Interview: A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of The New Colossus, plus a foreword from Narrative Designer Tommy Tordsson Björk.

    Lithographs Included: A must-have for any fan!

    The Mission: Head into battle armed with the most effective tips and strategies for navigating every mission.

    The Maps: Our detailed maps help you hunt down all equipment, ammo, and Collectibles. Never miss a step!

    The Gear: Use the right tool for the job! From hatchets to helmets to heavy weapons, we provide full equipment stats and upgrade details so you can go in prepared.

    The Enemy: Our exhaustive enemy database breaks down the strengths, weaknesses, and tool sets of every foe in the game.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience.

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    Used in Stanford's CS102 Big Data course.

    Want to get started on data science?
    Our promise: no math added.

    This book has been written in layman's terms as a gentle introduction to data science and its algorithms. Each algorithm has its own dedicated chapter that explains how it works, and shows an example of a real-world application. To help you grasp key concepts, we stick to intuitive explanations and visuals.

    Popular concepts covered include:

    - A/B Testing
    - Anomaly Detection
    - Association Rules
    - Clustering
    - Decision Trees and Random Forests
    - Regression Analysis
    - Social Network Analysis
    - Neural Networks

    Features:

    - Intuitive explanations and visuals
    - Real-world applications to illustrate each algorithm
    - Point summaries at the end of each chapter
    - Reference sheets comparing the pros and cons of algorithms
    - Glossary list of commonly-used terms

    With this book, we hope to give you a practical understanding of data science, so that you, too, can leverage its strengths in making better decisions....
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    Thinking to start your career in Statistics for Big Data and Analytics?



    Then you have landed in the right place.

    Impress the Senior Management with your knowledge on Big Data Analysis, lifecycle, tools, techniques, data governance, data privacy and tackling the business security compliance issues.

    Create the winning data-driven business strategies using Statistics and analysing the Big Data with this must-have book. You will be learning about the big data explosion, characteristics of big data and their classification to use in real life projects.

    Prepare to ask the right questions about the application of Statistics on big data, communicate effectively with data scientists and do basic exploration of large and complex datasets using Statistics.


    Statistics for Big Data course will take you on a journey in the world of big data analytics.

    In this book, you will learn ways of storing big data for efficient processing and analysis; and gain the skills you need to store, manage, process and analyse massive amounts of unstructured data to create an appro...
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    Thinking of starting your career in the Computer Forensics?



    Then you have landed in the right place.

    The overall aim of this crash course Computer Forensics is to explore and examine key concepts, methods and techniques used in understanding and applying Computer Forensics thoroughly. Establish, develop, manage, and evaluate the forensics baseline.


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    The recent proliferation of the Internet and World Wide Web has undoubtedly increased the need for the computer investigations. Digital devices including computers, PDAs, and mobile phones are now used widely for committing the crimes. In addition, these devices store highly valuable and sensitive data such as the crime records, e-mails, corporate embezzlement, company policy violations, data about the murders, leaks of the intellectual property and terrorist activities. Investigators, attorneys, government bodies, new media or even a suspicious spouse, they all are overly concerned with finding out what was sent over the Internet, what is stored on the backup drives and logs, and dying to know particular information on the individu...
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    The Hunt: Follow the main story campaign of Bayek and overcome all of the obstacles that stand in his way.

    Origins Atlas: Detailed maps that identify points of interest, rare treasures, and other important locations throughout ancient Egypt.

    Side Quests: Overviews, information, and maps for every additional quest that Bayek can complete.

    Activities: Participate in gladiatorial arena combat, race with chariots at the hippodrome, solve ancient puzzles, and find hidden tombs!

    Much More! Crafting information, ability data, equipment lists, gear upgrades, and more!

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience. 

    ...
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    What would happen to your productivity if your Web searches always quickly returned the most relevant results? Over the course of a year, you could recover days of time wasted on inefficient searches and irrelevant results; and by mastering Google’s search refinement operators and lesser-known features, hard-to-find information such as market research and competitive intelligence would become accessible to you. This book will show you how to find what you need quickly and accurately....
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    Thinking of starting your career in Artificial Intelligence?



    Then you have landed in the right place.

    The overall aim of this crash course Artificial Intelligence is to explore and examine key concepts, methods and techniques used in the Artificial Intelligence practical usage and also to look at the organisation, the group, the individual and their interaction within the confines of the artificial intelligence implementation lifecycle.

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a research field in computer science, which studies how to transfer (or impact) the human intelligence and (/or) logical behaviours to the computer machines. The ultimate goal of Artificial intelligence is to make or develop computer systems that can independently and autonomously learn, plan, strategies, and solve real-life problems. Due to the extensive and unrelenting studies that have been carried out in this magnificent field (of computer science) for more than half a century, systems are now built that can stand the test of intelligence with human beings. Examples of such intelligent systems include self-driving cars, online robotic teaching agent...
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    The Legend of Zelda(TM) is one of the most successful franchises of all time with nearly twenty video games and thirty years of history, but it all started with a gold cartridge...

    The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition honors the game that started it all by recreating the original gold cartridge as faithfully as possible. The book comes with a black polypropylene sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and a scale instruction booklet with fun, theme-appropriate material inside.

    The cover is a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a spot gritty varnish. The details are embossed and debossed. It has gold gilding on the top and foredge, with black gilding on the bottom. This book looks and feels so much like the original cartridge you might find yourself blowing into the bottom before you open it!

    A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collect...
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    Do You Enjoy Podcasts?
    Then Why Not Create One Yourself?

    This book will become your step-to-step guide to creating, monetizing and uploading your own
    podcast!

    The author of this book, Alex Kowal, used to work on a number one rated fantasy football podcast,
    so he knows what it takes to create a successful podcast.

    You Can Even Turn Your Podcast Into A Profitable Business!

    By the end of this book, you will not only understand the podcast world, but you will also have the
    required knowledge to make an extra income from podcasting.

    So are you ready to learn how to create a podcast? It is not as hard as you imagine, all you have
    to do is follow the steps and tips, and soon you will have a professionally made MP3 file on your
    computer desktop ready to be uploaded.

    Let’s Get Started!...
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    Discover what is involved with Agile Software Development, Scrum, and Extreme Programming



    Learning new software development processes can be difficult, but switching to Agile doesn't need to be complicated. Explore the theories behind Agile Software Development, and learn how to make it work for you.

    In a Gentle Introduction to Agile Software Development, author Stephen Haunts will guide you to a fuller understanding of Agile, Scrum, and Extreme Programming and Agile Project Management. You will learn about the advantages and disadvantages, and how to get the most out of it.

    In this book you will learn...




    • Introduction

    • Waterfall Development and its Problems

    • What is Agile?

    • Common Agile Misconceptions and Mistakes

    • Advantages and Disadvantages

    • Extreme Programming (XP)

    • Scrum

    • Closing Summary



    About the Author



    Stephen Haunts has been a professional software and applications developer since 1996 and as a hobby since he was 10. Stephen has worked across many differe...
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    The Agile Almanac - Book 2 has been reviewed by Jeff Sutherland, Scott Ambler, Bas Vodde, and Dean Leffingwell's co-founder Drew Jemilo and Inbar Oren. They were generous beyond all expectations, helping us get the chapter on their approaches accurate and concise so you can quickly discern which one is the best fit for your needs. (We couldn't be more thankful and indebted.) ... This book is a Rosetta stone for serious Agile practitioners covering ALL of the Scaled Agile "Big 8" approaches in one place with unique, side-by-side, coverage of Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), Disciplined Agile (DA), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Kanban, DevOps, the Agile content in the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2017, and the Agile Integration Framework (AIF). ... Book 2 shows YOU how to speak convincingly to key stakeholders and unlock important customer loyalty with carefully explained content refined by months of collaboration between the 12 authors - Diane Brady, Diane McCann, Doug Martin, Guilherme Motta, James Sperry, Joe Montalbano, John Stenbeck,...
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    Thanks to modern technology, our ability to share, influence, and serve online has multiplied exponentially. This inspiring and informational book will teach you exactly how to maximize platforms like Youtube, blogging, and social media sites to increase your online missionary work. Join the movement, spread the gospel message, and build up the kingdom-all without leaving your home!...
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    WANT A BUSINESS SIDE JOB AT A TECH COMPANY? 

    Interested in product management, marketing, strategy, or business development? The tech industry is the place to be: nontechnical employees at tech companies outnumber their engineering counterparts almost 3 to 1 (Forbes, 2017).

    You might be worried that your lack of coding skills or tech industry knowledge will hold you back. But here's the secret: you don't need to learn how to code to break into the tech industry.

    Written by three former Microsoft PMs, Swipe to Unlock gives you a breakdown of the concepts you need to know to crush your interviews, like software development, big data, and internet security.

    Example Cases:
    • We'll explain how Google's ad targeting algorithm works, but Google probably won't ask you how to explain it in a non-technical interview. However, they might ask you how you could increase ad revenue from a particular market segment. If you know how Google's ad platform works, you'll be in a far stronger position to come up with good growth strategies.

    • We'll show you how Robinh...
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    How better to describe an easy cybercrime target than a Sitting Duck? Sitting Ducks have been vulnerable prey from time immemorial. Cybercriminals, like most criminals, will first zero in on the easiest targets – Sitting Ducks.

    Alongside the exponential growth of the World Wide Web, there is a parallel cyberworld, sinister in nature, sometimes called the Dark Web, fostered and operated by cybercriminals that act like highwaymen of old who rely on shock and disruption to gain their own ends. To counter these cybercriminals, the Celebrity Experts® in this book work to secure their clients’ systems and data. With added government regulations for compliance and privacy, these specialists are often called upon to train employees to meet strict regulatory compliance standards.

    Unfortunately, cybercrime is not localized. Hacking into computers is a worldwide practice. It disrupts our businesses and social systems, and often demands ransom payments in Bitcoin (or similar cybercurrency) that is virtually untraceable. The Celebrity Experts® in this book are consulted and retained to ensure our businesses and organizations don’t become a Sitting Duck for cybercriminals...
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    Venture with Link and Princess Zelda in this full-color activity book based on Nintendo's classic The Legend of Zelda games--plus stickers!

    Fans of The Legend of Zelda will love this full-color activity book featuring Link, Princess Zelda, and their adventures in Hyrule. With tons of activities and stickers, The Legend of Zelda Official Sticker Book adds a new adventure to the legend!

    Since their North American debut in 1987, The Legend of Zelda games have earned a well-deserved reputation have captured the hearts and imaginations of players. The art design and mood differs greatly from title to title, but they unite to tell the story of the protagonist, Link, as he battles against all obstacles to prevent evil from consuming the land....
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    Covering the latest breaking news in Google AdWords, the fifth edition introduces revised, expanded and new chapters covering Enhanced Campaigns, Google AdWord’s Express, Google’s Product Listing Ads, and the introduction to Google’s Universal Analytics. Nuances in Big Data advertising are also revealed and expanded sections and necessary updates have been added throughout.

    Updates specific to this edition include:
  • Powerful bidding strategies using remarketing lists for search ads
  • New ad extension features
  • Automation capabilities using AdWords scripts
  • Bonus Online Content that includes links to dozens of resources and tutorials covering: registering a domain name, setting up a website, selecting an email service, choosing a shopping cart service, finding products to sell, and starting up an Google AdWords account

    Readers are given the latest information paired with current screenshots, fresh examples, and new techniques. Coached by AdWords experts Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes, and Bryan Todd advertisers learn how to build an aggressive, streamlined AdWords campaign proven to increase their search engine visibility, consistently capture ...
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    • Featuring the character designs of Shigenori Soejima! Go behind the scenes of Persona 3, one of the most unique and respected RPG's ever. Inside you'll find character designs, rough sketches, storyboards, backgrounds and settings, an exclusive interview with the game's creators, and more!
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    Explore! Uncover every secret, solve every puzzle, and defeat every enemy that stands in Mario's way.

    Discover! Our detailed maps show you just where to find every Power Moon and Regional Coin.

    Capture! Learn how best to utilize Mario's new friend, Cappy, to take control of familiar faces and new adversaries.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide, optimized for a second-screen experience.

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    A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video-game industry.

    In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video-game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a former Mattel executive who knew nothing about video games and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat, and bold ideas of his renegade employees, completely transformed Sega and led to a ruthless, David-and-Goliath showdown with Nintendo. Little did he realize that Sega's success would create many new enemies and, most important, make Nintendo stronger than ever.

    The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and school yards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pit...
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    Dark Horse is pleased to offer fans another chance to own the three-book hardcover set The Sky I, II, and III, included in the new The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition!

    The Sky I, II, and III showcase Amano's ethereal illustrations for the first ten Final Fantasy games! Each hardcover book in The Sky Slipcased Edition is 11 5/8" high by 10 5/8" wide, and printed on glossy stock. Volume 1 contains Amano's work for Final Fantasy I-III. Volume 2 contains his contributions for Final Fantasy IV-VI, and volume 3 features his art for Final Fantasy VII-X.

    The slipcase containing The Sky I, II, and III features the same wraparound exterior artwork as The Sky Boxed Set, with a double-hinged flap that folds around the open edge and is held flat to the back side with a hidden magnetic closure, making it easy both to remove the books and to display the set closed....
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    Only in this Collector’s Edition—Exclusive Bonus Content:

       • Foreword from Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks
       • Q&A with the developers
       • Exclusive Concept Art Gallery
       • Featuring unique cover art, a must-have for every fan

    Comprehensive Walkthrough with Detailed Maps: When should you stand and fight, sneak through the city, or hide from the horrors? We assist with every puzzle and decision as you traverse the nightmare landscape.

    Analysis of Every Weapon and Item: Complete examination of every weapon and item in the game delivers the best preparations for your exploits through Union.

    Exhaustive Dissection of Every Antagonist: Every last enemy is covered with behaviors, weaknesses, and immunities—allowing you to plan a course of action with confidence.

    Every Collectible in Union Plotted: Precise locations of Files, Residual Memories, Slides, and more are provided, along with details on how to find them all.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience.

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    "In the grand tradition of Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires (2009)... an engaging look into a fascinating subculture of millions." ―Booklist

    "Breezy...How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars ably if uncritically chronicles the short history of a young company catering to young users, with a young chief executive, and reveals, intentionally or not, the limitations that come with that combination." ―Wall Street Journal

    The improbable and exhilarating story of the rise of Snapchat from a frat boy fantasy to a multi-billion dollar internet unicorn that has dramatically changed the way we communicate.

    In 2013 Evan Spiegel, the brash CEO of the social network Snapchat, and his co-founder Bobby Murphy stunned the press when they walked away from a three-billion-dollar offer from Facebook: how could an app teenagers use to text dirty photos dream of a higher valuation? Was this hubris, or genius?

    In How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars, tech journalist Billy Gallagher takes us inside the rise of one of Silicon Valley's hottest start-ups. Snapchat developed from a sim...
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    You intend to self-publish or have published a book or two. You’re not selling very well and wonder why not. You feel you should be doing something, but the thought of “marketing” gives you nightmares.

    You don’t want to become one of these people shouting “Buy My Book!” on Twitter.

    But you would still love to start selling some books, and pay some or even all of your bills with your writing income.

    The good news is that this is ever more possible when self-publishing, if you set yourself up right.

    This is where the three-year plan comes in.

    The Three Year, No-Bestseller Plan For Making a Sustainable Living From Your Fiction has been a popular forum and blog post on the subject of career and audience building vs chasing sales and rankings of individual books.

    People have long asked me if I’m going to turn the post into a book. The post itself is about 1500 words long, but it covers only an overview of the strategy and is intended for people who are already familiar with many of the tactics discussed. There is much I could add and explain in more detail.

    Enter the books!

    Self-publishing U...
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    Are you tired of forgetting the usernames and passwords you created every time you visit a website?

    This discrete password journal lets you store your important internet passwords in one convenient place! Measuring at 5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm), this password keeper has spaces to record the website name, username, password, and notes for over 160 different websites. You know, all the shit you can't remember. Why do you need this? In the age of the hacker, this password keeper lets you create unique and difficult passwords for each website and log in with ease! Stop writing your passwords down on sticky notes, get this password keeper and change your online log in experience forever!

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    The innovative investor’s guide to an entirely new asset class―from two experts on the cutting edge

    With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world―and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

    Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need:

    * An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets 

    * Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk

    * Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias

    * Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs

    * Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios

    In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how th...
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    Do you struggle with getting things done? Feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? Want a simple app to manage and organize your life?


    It's easy to begin each day with a lengthy list of tasks without a clear direction of what to focus on first. The truth is: Most to-do lists are a distraction that often cause you to procrastinate on important tasks.

    Fortunately, the TODOIST app is specifically designed help you manage all your day-to-day tasks -- even when juggling dozens of projects.

    Todoist is widely considered to be the #1 to-do list app because of its simple functionality. It's elegantly designed so you can download it right now and create your first task list within five minutes. On the other hand, it has many advanced features that allow you to manage hundreds of tasks and projects, without making you feel overwhelmed.

    All of this and more is covered in the book, "Master Todoist."

    DOWNLOAD: Master Todoist: How to Use a Simple App to Create Actionable To-Do Lists


    The goal of Master Todoist is to help you rethink your to-do lists. On the surface, you’ll find...
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    The software development ecosystem is constantly changing, providing a constant stream of new tools, frameworks, techniques, and paradigms. Over the past few years, incremental developments in core engineering practices for software development have created the foundations for rethinking how architecture changes over time, along with ways to protect important architectural characteristics as it evolves. This practical guide ties those parts together with a new way to think about architecture and time.

    ...
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    Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How’s that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the cloud. This practical guide shows you how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency.

    Authors Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda—who’ve worked on Kubernetes at Google and other organizatons—explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You will learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it is for online services, machine-learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers.

    • Explore the distributed system challenges that Kubernetes addresses
    • Dive into containerized application development, using containers such as Docker
    • Create and run containers on Kubernetes, using the docker image format and container runtime
    • Explore...
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    A revealing look at how tech industry bias and blind spots get baked into digital products―and harm us all.

    Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us ask why all these digital products are designed the way they are. It’s time we change that. Many of the services we rely on are full of oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares: Chatbots that harass women. Signup forms that fail anyone who’s not straight. Social media sites that send peppy messages about dead relatives. Algorithms that put more black people behind bars.

    Sara Wachter-Boettcher takes an unflinching look at the values, processes, and assumptions that lead to these and other problems. Technically Wrong demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use―and demand more from the companies behind them.

    ...
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    This book is intended for anyone who is preparing themselves for getting an IT Certification. This book is more precisely oriented at the CompTIA A+ certification exams, but is not limited only to them, because reader can use it also for their day to day learning.
    The hope is that his book will help anyone who is preparing them exams, or reader who wants to learn new concepts in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.
    Even for IT professionals, it is essential to get certified, learn processes or continue to impact and shape their daily responsibilities.
    Finally, although this book is primarily targeted as a guide for any it technician professional. We at Learn2Earn, have been conscious to organize it in such a way that it could be used as a textbook for IT....
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    An astonishing journey through the creation of the seminal role playing epic, officially available in English for the first time ever! This holy grail of Final Fantasy fandom is packed full of original concept art, process pieces, and notes from the original artists and designers chronicling the creation of these timeless games.

    Dark Horse and Square Enix are thrilled to offer the first of three volumes celebrating the entrancing lore and exciting development of the initial six entries into the Final Fantasy saga. Totaling over three-hundred pages and collected in a high-quality hard-cover binding, Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1 remains faithful to its original Japanese source material while simultaneously offering unparalleled accessibility for Western readers. No Final Fantasy collection is complete without this beautiful tome of art, lore, and history....
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    Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivityand why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.

    We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection.
     
    Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don’t have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves.
     
    We develop a taste for what mere connection offers. The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents’ attention. Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones. At work, we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment t...
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    GENERATING FANS, LEADS, AND SALES FROM FACEBOOK


    Do you want to get 10,000 Facebook Fans in less than 72 hours and turn them into customers with cash in hand ready to buy from you? Are you ready to tap into Facebook's 2 Billion users who are waiting to buy from you? With Game Changer: How to Get 10,000 Facebook Fans in 72 Hours and Turn Them Into Your Next Cash-Paying Customers, direct response social media marketing expert Kim Walsh-Phillips gives you the blueprint for getting Facebook Fans for a penny and turning them into customers. You'll discover how to grow your business without a marketing budget. From set up to scaling, this guide unlocks the secrets to successfully selling your product, program, or service via Facebook.


    Join the author plus marketing experts Chris Cardell, Rich Schefren, Stephanie Chung, Robert Skrob, John Corcoran, Steve Gordon, Dustin Matthews, Steve Sipress, Josh Turner, Jeremy Weisz, Shaun Buck, Michael Rozbruch, Becky Auer, Dave Dee, Andrew Warner, Jason Swenk, and Jason Tucker. Discover how to get thousands of fans for pennies each, grow your email list and generate profit. And for the first...
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    AMAZON BESTSELLER

    Version 3 - Completely revised and updated for the new Cisco exams:

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    This book has been used by thousands of Cisco students to study for their CCNA exams. Written by a CCNP and three CCIEs it's all you need to pass the new style exams.

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    ABOUT THE BOOK

    Do any of the following problems sound familiar to you?

    “I just don’t know where to start studying. I feel overwhelmed by the information.”

    “I’ve bought all the CBT-style videos and books, and have even been on a course, but I don’t feel ready to take the exam and I don’t know if I ever will.”

    “I’ve been studying for a long time now, but I haven’t booked the exam yet because I just don’t feel ready.”

    For every ten students who start out towards the CCNA qualification, nine quit. They don't quit because of laziness but because they became overwhel...
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    Are you a fan of the original Super Nintendo or SNES Classic Edition?

    This is a must have guide for anyone who has the SNES Classic Edition or an original SNES.


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    In this guide, you will find tips, tricks and strategies to all 21 games INCLUDING STAR FOX 2! Take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the most classic SNES secrets ever made.

    Pages of passwords, codes, and hidden items which make playing these games for the first time and mastering theses games that much easier.


    Strategies on how to beat bosses, which power ups help you the most, and much more.
    Tips, Tricks and Strategies for all these games:
    • Super Mario World
    • Super Mario Kart
    • Legend Of Zelda - A Link To The Past
    • F-Zero
    • Super Metroid
    • Super Punch Out
    • Super Castlevania 4
    • Donkey Kong Country
    • Final Fantasy 3
    • Kirby's Dream Course
    • S...
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    Algorithms are the heart and soul of computer science. Their applications range from network routing and computational genomics to public-key cryptography and machine learning. Studying algorithms can make you a better programmer, a clearer thinker, and a master of technical interviews. Algorithms Illuminated is an accessible introduction to the subject for anyone with at least a little programming experience. The exposition emphasizes the big picture and conceptual understanding over low-level implementation and mathematical details---like a transcript of what an expert algorithms tutor would say over a series of one-on-one lessons. Part 1 covers asymptotic analysis and big-O notation, divide-and-conquer algorithms and the master method, randomized algorithms, and several famous algorithms for sorting and selection....
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    When Final Fantasy V was released for the Japanese Super Famicom in 1992, the game was an instant hit, selling two million copies in the first two months alone. With a groundbreaking job system that combined the usual character classes like knights, thieves, and mages with offbeat classes such as chemists, dancers, and bards, the game appeared to be a shoo-in for North American distribution. But the game was dubbed "too hardcore" for a Western audience and was swapped out with Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, a simplistic new game tailor-made for Americans.

    That didn't stop a teenage Chris Kohler from tracking down Final Fantasy V. The young RPG fan got a Japanese copy of the game, used it to teach himself Japanese, and with the help of some internet companions created the first-ever comprehensive English-language FAQ of the game. As the internet narrowed the cultural gap between the East and West more each year, the game was eventually translated into English for the PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, and iOS.

    Fans in the West finally got to learn what all the fuss was about. Now the acclaimed author of Power-Up and an editor at Kotaku, Kohler is revisitin...
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    This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on the Legend of Zelda Franchise with the New York Times Best Selling books The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts!

    A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!

    An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda.

    An expansion of information from T...
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    Do you know the secret behind many of the stunning photographs you see circulating on the internet?
    Why is it these photographers can achieve such outstanding results?

    The secret is Photoshop Masks.

    Something else they don’t share is that masks aren’t difficult or time consuming to work with. Imagine how your photography would improve if you knew how to create Photoshop masks in literally seconds? It’s like most things in life, once you know the right techniques, creating adjusting photographs becomes easy. Stunning image transformations become possible with a few relatively simple adjustments. Look at the cover of this book.

    The cover image was shot in the middle of the day. The transformation to the atmospheric, night-time scene was achieved using masks. If you want to know how, the entire process is explained, step by step in the book. You can also download the starting image from my website, allowing you to follow on your own computer.

    This book is packed with examples you can following using the images provided. You will learn the core techniques of:

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    In the space of a few years, Bitcoin has gone from an idea ignored or maligned by almost everyone to an asset with a market cap of more than $12 billion. Venture capital firms, Goldman Sachs, the New York Stock Exchange, and billionaires such as Richard Branson and Peter Thiel have invested more than $1 billion in companies built on this groundbreaking technology. Bill Gates has even declared it ‘better than currency’.

    But can its early promise endure? Or will the next evolution of money be neutered as it goes mainstream? The pioneers of Bitcoin were twenty-first-century outlaws – cryptographers, hackers, Free Staters, ex-cons and drug dealers, teenage futurists and self-taught entrepreneurs – armed with a renegade ideology and a grudge against big government and big banks. Now those same institutions are threatening to co-opt or curtail the impact of digital currency. But the pioneers, some of whom have become millionaires themselves, aren’t going down without a fight. Sweeping and provocative, How Money Got Free reveals how this disruptive technology is shaping the debate around competing ideas of money and liberty, and what that means for our future.
    ...
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    Key Features

    • Second edition of the bestselling book on Machine Learning
    • A practical approach to key frameworks in data science, machine learning, and deep learning
    • Use the most powerful Python libraries to implement machine learning and deep learning
    • Get to know the best practices to improve and optimize your machine learning systems and algorithms

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    Machine learning is eating the software world, and now deep learning is extending machine learning. Understand and work at the cutting edge of machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning with this second edition of Sebastian Raschka's bestselling book, Python Machine Learning. Thoroughly updated using the latest Python open source libraries, this book offers the practical knowledge and techniques you need to create and contribute to machine learning, deep learning, and modern data analysis.

    Fully extended and modernized, Python Machine Learning Second Edition now includes the popular TensorFlow deep learning library. The scikit-learn code has also been fully updated to include recent improvements and additions to this versatile machine le...
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    Twenty years of tactical espionage action concept art, design, and creativity! Coming in a collectable slipcase, this two book set contains concept and key art from Yoji Shinkawa, art director and illustrator behind Metal Gear Solid, MGS2: Sons of Liberty, MGS3: Snake Eater, MGS4: Guns of the Patriots, and MGS: Peace Walker.

    This definitive chronicle of characters, vehicles, and weapons is the ultimate companion to the tactical espionage and future warfare of Hideo Kojima's celebrated Metal Gear universe, translated to English for the first time ever while leaving the original Japanese handwriting intact. Explore twenty years of classic stealth action video game artistry in loving detail!...
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    A retrospective exploration of the galaxy's most lovable video game heroes--Ratchet and Clank!

    For fifteen years the most unlikely heroes in the cosmos have been adventuring across the stars, kicking butt and taking names. Ratchet and Clank have rescued innocent civilizations, taken down evil corporations, defeated robot armies, incited space prison breakouts, and even colluded with interstellar pirates! Now, Dark Horse Books and Insomniac Games proudly offer a look back at the history of the iconic series in a Qwark-tastic collection of never-before-seen concept art and behind-the-scenes commentary chronicling eleven amazing games and the brilliant studio that created them!...
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    Learn to Code HTML & CSS is a simple and comprehensive guide dedicated to helping beginners learn HTML and CSS. Outlining the fundamentals, this guide works through all common elements of front-end design and development.
    HTML & CSS is an interactive beginner’s guide with one express goal: teach you how to develop and style websites with HTML and CSS. Outlining the fundamentals, this book covers all of the common elements of front-end design and development....
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    What do Google, Snapchat, Tinder, Amazon, and Uber have in common, besides soaring market share? They're platforms - a new business model that has quietly become the only game in town, creating vast fortunes for its founders while dominating everyone's daily life. A platform, by definition, creates value by facilitating an exchange between two or more interdependent groups. So, rather that making things, they simply connect people.

    The Internet today is awash in platforms - Facebook is responsible for nearly 25 percent of total Web visits, and the Google platform crash in 2013 took about 40 percent of Internet traffic with it. Representing the ten most trafficked sites in the U.S., platforms are also prominent over the globe; in China, they hold the top eight spots in web traffic rankings.

    The advent of mobile computing and its ubiquitous connectivity have forever altered how we interact with each other, melding the digital and physical worlds and blurring distinctions between "offline" and "online." These platform giants are expanding their influence from the digital world to the whole economy. Yet, few people truly grasp the radical structural shifts of t...
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    Practical Software Architecture Solutions from the Legendary Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”)

     

    By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books Clean Code and The Clean Coder, legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them.

     

    Martin’s Clean Architecture doesn’t merely present options. Drawing on over a half-century of experience in software environments of every imaginable type, Martin tells you what choices to make and why they are critical to your success. As you’ve come to expect from Uncle Bob, this book is packed with direct, no-nonsense solutions for the real challenges you’ll face—the ones that will make or break your projects.

    • Learn what software architects need to achieve—and core disciplines and practices for achieving it
    • Master essential software design principle...
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    “As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competition—except in a few cases. This is one of those cases. The UNIX System Administration Handbook is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against.”

    —Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media

     

    “This edition is for those whose systems live in the cloud or in virtualized data centers; those whose administrative work largely takes the form of automation and configuration source code; those who collaborate closely with developers, network engineers, compliance officers, and all the other worker bees who inhabit the modern hive.”

    —Paul Vixie, Internet Hall of Fame-recognized innovator and founder of ISC and Farsight Security

     

    “This book is fun and functional as a desktop reference. If you use UNIX and Linux systems, you need this book in your short-reach library. It covers a bit of the systems’ history but doesn’t bloviate. It’s just straig...
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    This is a larger-format version of Elements of Programming Interviews in Java. Specifically, the font size is larger, and the page size is 7"x10" (the regular format uses 6"x9").
    The content is identical.
    This is the Java version of our book. See our website for links to the C++ version.
    Before you buy this book, please first head over to our sample page - elementsofprogramminginterviews.com/sample

    The sampler should give you a very good idea of the quality and style of our book. In particular, be sure you are comfortable with the level and with our Java coding style.

    Complete programs are available at epibook.github.io.

    Since different candidates have different time constraints, EPI includes a study guide with several scenarios, ranging from weekend Hackathon to semester long preparation with a recommended a subset of pr...
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    Essential Java Programming Skills--Made Easy!

    Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition gets you started programming in Java right away. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt begins with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program. He then moves on to the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. This Oracle Press resource also covers some of Java's more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, and Swing. Of course, new Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions and default interface methods are described. An introduction to JavaFX, Java's newest GUI, concludes this step-by-step tutorial.

    Designed for Easy Learning:

    • Key Skills & Concepts -- Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
    • Ask the Expert -- Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
    • Try This -- Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
    • Self Tests -- End-of-chapter quizzes to reinforce your skills
    • Annotated Syntax -- Example code with commentary that de...
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    This book is intended for anyone who is preparing for getting an Network Security Certification. This books is more precisely oriented at the CompTIA N+ certification exams, but is not limited only to them, because reader can use it also for their day to day learning.

    The hope is that this book will help anyone who is preparing their exams, or reader who wants to learn new concepts in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.
    Even for IT Professionals, it is essential to get certified, learn processes or continue to impact and shape their daily responsibilities....
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    Slither.io: The Unofficial Underground Tips & Secrets Guide cover
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    Want to be the biggest worm that rules the playground?
    Want to play with users from all around the world?
    Then consider Slither.IO as your next gaming venture. This game has subtly paid tribute to the forefather of mobile gaming, the iconic Snake franchise, but has taken this game to a whole different level by using modern day graphics and creating a network that is uniting gamers from all around the world.
    If that’s not enough, Slither IO is free of cost as well, so what are you waiting for?
    The goal of this innovative game is dominating the playground by commandeering a worm and eating pixilated remains of other players. By eating pixilated remains, slowly your worm will start growing and will become a force to be reckoned with, as the larger your worm is the more threatening you are on the playground.
    Every day a new record is set by the player who manages to set the highest score is allowed to write a message that will be displayed on every user’s screen! Yes, you can dominate the game and send a message to all other players letting them know that you are the king of the worm world. However, it is not easy to achieve success in this game du...
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    The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone - some brilliant, audacious crook - had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin. Other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents.

    Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain's double identity. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring.

    ...
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    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry - a powerful and compassionate account of what it's like to be young, driven, and wildly creative.

    ...
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    Are you tired of the 9 to 5 hectic lifestyle? This book gives you the best ideas and instructions to launch your online business!


    Get ready to discover the online marketplace. You will be astonished to learn that thousands of people are making a full-time income online

    Here is a Sneak Peek of What you will Learn:


    • How to make money through Blogging
    • How to Launch your own Digital Course
    • How to Create your Ecommerce Store
    • How to Leverage Dropshipping
    • How to Generate Income through Affiliate Marketing
    • How to Make Money through Ebook Publishing
    • And much, much, more

    Some of the other Ideas include:


    Graphic Designing, Videography, Forex Trading, CryptoCurrency investing, Domain Flipping, Virtual Assistant Work, Website Flipping and Making your own Online Subscription Service


    If you are ready to take action and change your life for the better, this book will definitely guide you in the right direction!

    ...
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    Photoshop: A Step by Step Ultimate Beginners’ Guide to Mastering Adobe Photoshop in 1 Week (Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Photo Editing Tips ... Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design) cover
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    Do you want to learn Photoshop but are intimated by the difficulty?


    This book is the answer to all your problems. Read below:


    "The Ultimate Beginners’ Guide to Mastering Adobe Photoshop in 1 Week" will give you everything you need to know about Photoshop tools! This will help you become a master in this editing software, and soon you’ll be able to create and edit images and create effects that really make your pictures amazing, sharp and clear

    The interface of Photoshop is shown in this book with a detailed explanation for each of the features; so that you can start with a hands-on approach. There are tips to edit pictures to make them sharper and clearer, create layers to contrast backgrounds with people, blur backgrounds and also varying light and color intensity across the picture.

    You can edit your family photos, business presentations and book covers with greater clarity and precision using the great power of Photoshop.

    Here's what included in this book:


    • Different Versions of Photoshop
    • Basic Operations in Photoshop
    • Layers in Photoshop
    • Working with Images in Photo...
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    With Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives, new media pioneer Randi Zuckerberg offers an entertaining and essential guide to understanding how technology and social media influence and inform our lives online and off.

    Zuckerberg has been on the frontline of the social media movement since Facebook’s early days and her following six years as a marketing executive for the company. Her part memoir, part how-to manual addresses issues of privacy, online presence, networking, etiquette, and the future of social change.

    ...
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    Designed to coordinate page-by-page with the Lesson Books, each Theory Book contains enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Books. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard....
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    How was Wolfenstein 3D made and what were the secrets of its speed? How did id Software manage to turn a machine designed to display static images for word processing and spreadsheet applications into the best gaming platform in the world, capable of running games at seventy frames per seconds? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, Game Engine Black Book is for you. This is an engineering book. You will not find much prose in here (the author’s English is broken anyway.) Instead, this book has only bit of text and plenty of drawings attempting to describe in great detail the Wolfenstein 3D game engine and its hardware, the IBM PC with an Intel 386 CPU and a VGA graphic card. Game Engine Black Book details techniques such as raycasting, compiled scalers, deferred rendition, VGA Mode-Y, linear feedback shift register, fixed point arithmetic, pulse width modulation, runtime generated code, self-modifying code, and many others tricks. Open up to discover the architecture of the software which pioneered the First Person Shooter genre....
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    “At the core, Hit Refresh, is about us humans and the unique quality we call empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never before.” – Satya Nadella from Hit Refresh

    “Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions.” – Bill Gates from the Foreword of Hit Refresh

    The New York Times bestseller Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It’s about how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform and “hit refresh” in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. 

    Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in ...
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    Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little programming. The explanations have been kept elementary without sacrificing depth of coverage or mathematical rigor.

    The first edition became a widely used text in universities worldwide as well as the standard reference for professionals. The second edition featured new chapters on the role of algorithms, probabilistic analysis and randomized algorithms, and linear programming. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It includes two completely new chapters, on van Emde Boas trees and multithreaded algorithms, substantial additions to the chapter on recurrence (now called "Divide-and-Conquer"), and an appendix on matrices. It features improved treatm...
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    A provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry.
     
    The names Harry Cohn, William Fox, Carl Laemmle, Louis B. Mayer, Jack and Harry Warner, and Adolph Zucker are giants in the history of contemporary Hollywood, outsiders who dared to invent their own vision of the American Dream.  Even to this day, the American values defined largely by the movies of these émigrés endure in American cinema and culture. Who these men were, how they came to dominate Hollywood, and what they gained and lost in the process is the exhilarating story of An Empire of Their Own.

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    That subtitle may inspire in some readers waves of ethnic pride, and in others waves of ethnic revulsion, but the point of this book is that its claim of origin is quite literally true. And what makes it an interesting read for political types is the way it demonstrates that no matter how much the founding Hollywood moguls and their successors tried to peddle an idealized, escapist form of entertainment, bubbling up under and around their every proj...
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    Laminated quick reference guide showing step-by-step instructions and shortcuts for how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 (and 14). Content has not changed between version 14 and 15. If you have a version of this guide that only mentions 14 in the title, it is equivalent. Written with Beezix's trademark focus on clarity, accuracy, and the user's perspective, this guide will be a valuable resource to improve your proficiency in using Adobe Photoshop Elements. This guide is suitable as a training handout, or simply an easy to use reference guide, for any type of user. Covers BOTH Windows & Mac versions of Elements.

    Topics include:

    Editor and Organizer - What They are For, Launching, and Switching Between.
    Using eLive
    Switching Between Editing Modes
    Working with Files
    Switching Between Open Files
    Reverting to the Original Image
    Comparing Original and Edited Image
    Rotating an Image
    Viewing Options for the Current Tool: Tool Options Bar
    Adjusting Zoom
    Using the Hand Tool
    Resizing an Image
    Using the Guided Edit Mode
    Adjusting Brush Size and Hardness
    Making Selections: Quick Selection Tool, Selection Brush ...
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    Double-sided National Pokédex poster with bonus art!

    Exclusive interviews with game creators!

    Data for all known Pokémon species in the National Pokédex, including their different forms!

    Key info on each Pokémon’s Evolutions and how to obtain them—plus Abilities, moves, stats, and more!

    Lists of TMs and items that give details on finding them in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!

    Reverse Lookup tables for moves and Abilities—perfect for the competitive battler!

    Checklist and a guide to completing the National Pokédex!

    ...
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    Set Off for More Adventures in the Alola Region!

    Whether you’re heading back to the islands or it’s your first time in the tropical Alola region, there are many fun surprises waiting for you to discover!

    Here’s what you’ll find inside:

       • A detailed walkthrough of your whole adventure!

       • A Pokémon List to help you fill the Alola Pokédex!

       • The scoop on where to find items, how to use advanced battle strategies, and more!

       • An updated bonus pullout map showing every island in the region!

    ...
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    "A broad and deep look at how electronic media are changing storytelling…Completely fascinating." —Booklist, starred review


    Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participate—as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Frank Rose introduces us to the people who are reshaping media for a two-way world, changing how we play, how we communicate, and how we think.

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    "A broad and deep look at how electronic media are changing storytelling…Completely fascinating." —Booklist, starred review


    Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participate—as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Frank Rose introduces us to the people who are resha...
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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    USA TODAY 
    BESTSELLER


    Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. 

    For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.

    Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them?

    In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals ...
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    iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us cover
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    A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

    With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

    But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. ...
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    Python for Data Analysis is concerned with the nuts and bolts of manipulating, processing, cleaning, and crunching data in Python. It is also a practical, modern introduction to scientific computing in Python, tailored for data-intensive applications. This is a book about the parts of the Python language and libraries you’ll need to effectively solve a broad set of data analysis problems. This book is not an exposition on analytical methods using Python as the implementation language.

    Written by Wes McKinney, the main author of the pandas library, this hands-on book is packed with practical cases studies. It’s ideal for analysts new to Python and for Python programmers new to scientific computing.

    • Use the IPython interactive shell as your primary development environment
    • Learn basic and advanced NumPy (Numerical Python) features
    • Get started with data analysis tools in the pandas library
    • Use high-performance tools to load, clean, transform, merge, and reshape data
    • Create scatter plots and static or interactive visualizations with matplotlib
    • Apply the pandas groupby facility to slice, dice, and summarize ...
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    The Multiplayer: Crucible Tips, tactics, and detailed maps to help you win in Guardian combat.

    The Armory: A rundown of exotic and rare gear for you to hunt down in game.

    The Field Manual: Information about new features in Destiny 2 and strategies to help refine your playstyle.

    The Enemies: Art, intel, and combat behaviors for the denizens of the Destiny 2 universe. What to expect from your foes and how to take them down.

    The Missions: Your guide to the world of Destiny 2—featuring a walkthrough of the Campaign, Strikes, and more.

    The Director Atlas: Detailed maps and information for the worlds within Destiny 2—locate chests, enemy groups, bosses, and learn other valuable intel.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Use the enhanced eGuide to access expanded coverage of the side missions and additional activities available in Destiny 2.

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    Alfred's Basic Prep Course, Lesson Book A is specifically designed for beginners who are five years old and up. Through the use of appealing music and attractive illustrations, it is no wonder that Lesson Book A is the most widely used young beginner's piano book now available. This course takes into consideration the normal attention span, as well as the small-sized hands of the young beginner. Shortly after beginning, the young student will be able to play "Merrily We Roll Along." A companion CD is included. The complete Prep Course consists of six books (Levels A through F). This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician....
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    Here are all the CCNA-level Routing and Switching commands you need in one condensed, portable resource. CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide is filled with valuable, easy-to-access information–and it’s portable enough to use whether you’re in the server room or the equipment closet.


    The guide summarizes all CCNA certification-level Cisco IOS Software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing you with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios. Throughout, configuration examples give you a better understanding of how these commands are used in simple network designs.


    This book has been completely updated to cover all topics in the new ICND1 100-105, ICND2 200-105, and CCNA 200-125 exams. Use this quick reference resource to help you memorize commands and concepts as you work to pass the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam. Coverage includes


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    This book covers introductory Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, with an additional Windows 10 chapter.

    Beyond point-and-click

    The goal of the Exploring series is to move students beyond the point-and-click, to understanding the why and how behind each skill. And because so much learning takes place outside of the classroom, this series provides learning tools that students can access anywhere, anytime. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everyone needs to know.

     

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    This thorough, concise, and easy-to-use guide to capturing digital photographs provides an entire step-by-step course for budding digital photographers. All concepts are fully illustrated with sample work by internationally renowned professionals, representing editorial work, photojournalism, and everything in between. Topics covered include essential information for both film and digital photography, such as exposure controls and shutter speed, as well as digital-specific information on image editing, printing methods, and even file storage. The first digital textbook by legendary photography teacher Henry Horenstein, Digital Photography is the best guide yet for aspiring digital photographers, essential both for photographers transitioning from film to digital and those learning the art of photography for the first time.

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    Reflecting the latest practices, trends, and developments from the field, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 7E equips you with a solid foundation of the most important principles of systems analysis, systems design, project management, and new software development approaches. Using case driven techniques, the succinct 14-chapter book focuses on content that is key to your success in today's market. The book teaches both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. It highlights use cases, use diagrams, and use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional, web development, object-oriented, and service-oriented architecture approaches. Content reflects Microsoft Project 2013 Professional and Microsoft Visio 2013....
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    BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY is a comprehensive instructional book that covers every element of photography. Henry Horenstein's books have been widely used at leading universities, including Parsons School of Design, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and MIT as well as in continuing education programs. Horenstein is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY is a real bargain among photographic how-to books....
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    Used by more than a million students, LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN, Fourteenth Edition, maintains its outstanding tradition of combining current information with a fun, reader-friendly voice that links course topics to your everyday life. You'll discover how you will benefit from improving your interpersonal skills and sharpening your critical understanding of the communication process. Diverse and compelling examples illustrate and reinforce how communication skills can affect both the world around you and your own lives. Improve your relationships and your future career success with this engaging text that teaches interpersonal concepts through popular music, art, movies, and television....
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    How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

     
    How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?
     
    What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from ...
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    The Ninth Edition of Management Information Systems for the Information Age provides you the ultimate in flexibility to tailor content to the exact needs for your MIS or IT course. The nine chapters and thirteen Extended Learning Modules may be presented in logical sequence, or you may choose your own mix of technical topics and business/managerial topics.

    Chapters cover what instructors want students to know about MIS while Extended Learning Modules (XLMs) show students what they can do with MIS. A contemporary writing style and a wealth of examples engage students in the content. Arranged with chapter opening cases that highlight how an organization has successfully implemented many of the chapter’s concepts and chapter closing cases that help students apply what they just learned gives students the hands-on knowledge that is applicable in both their personal and professional experiences....
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