The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook cover
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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

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 the Age of Networks. However, in The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us, from the structure of the brain to the food chain, from the family tree to freemasonry. Throughout history, hierarchies housed in high towers have claimed to rule, but often real power has resided in the networks in the town square below. For it is networks that tend to innovate. And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagious...
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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.

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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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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
  • Industry case studies from world-leading brands
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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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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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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 scientific and cultural adventure, Lanier demonstrates it to be a humanistic setting for technology. While his previous ...
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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.
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•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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Cryptocurrency: Mining, Investing and Trading in Blockchain, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash, Dogecoin, Emercoin, Putincoin, Auroracoin and others (Fintech) [2nd Edition] 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.


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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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.

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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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    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 began as a late-night dorm room revelation, the brainchild of Stanford English major Reggie Brown who was nursing regrets about photos he had sent. After an epic feud between best friends, Brown lost the company to Spiegel, who has gone on to make a name for himself as a visionary―if ruthless―CEO worth billions, linked to celebrities like Taylor Swift and his fiancée, Miranda Kerr.

    A fellow Stanford undergrad and fraternity brother of the company’s founding trio, Gallagher has covered Snapchat from the start. He bri...
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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:

    200-125 CCNA
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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.

    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 The Legend of Zelda timeline.

    Rare development sketches of your favorite characters.

    An extensive database of items and enemies....
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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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    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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    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

    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 India to leading some of the most signi...
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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
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    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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    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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    MyITLab ® is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed for Information Technology (IT) courses, which engages students and improves results. HTML5 Simulation exercises and Live-in-Application Grader projects come wit...
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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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    For undergraduate Introductory Management Information Systems courses.

     

    Helping Readers Succeed in Management Information Systems

    As technology continues to change the way organizations do business, knowledge of MIS is critical. Using MIS shows readers how organizations use information systems to solve business problems every day. Illustrative cases, exercises, projects, and other aids ensure your readers connect concepts to everyday life. Unique guides in each chapter highlight themes in ethics, security, and other timely topics. The 2026? feature hypothesizes how the concepts, technology, and systems will change over the next decade to help readers anticipate changes in technology and think about how those affect business.

     

    Every year brings important new technology to organizations and the Ninth Edition reflects these trends, providing the latest MIS content available, keeping your readers up to date and knowledgeable on how to apply emerging technologies to bette...
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    Quality media is the result of meticulous research. MASS MEDIA RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION, 10e, shows you how it happens--from content analysis to surveys to experimental research--and then equips you with expert tips on analyzing the media you encounter in your daily life. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, this popular book delivers a comprehensive overview of mass communication research and a thorough exploration of each major approach--including qualitative research, content analysis, survey research, longitudinal research, and experimental research. It also fully integrates social media coverage, ethics, and the impact of merging technology. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac....
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    FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSTATISTICS leads you through the methods, techniques, and computations of statistics necessary for success in the medical field. Every new concept is developed systematically through completely worked out examples from current medical research problems....
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    For undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Data Communication / Networking (MIS)

     

    With its clear writing style, job-ready detail, and focus on the technologies used in today’s marketplace, Business Data Networks and Security guides readers through the details of networking, while helping them train for the workplace. It starts with the basics of security and network design and management; goes beyond the basic topology and switch operation covering topics like VLANs, link aggregation, switch purchasing considerations, and more; and covers the latest in networking techniques, wireless networking, with an emphasis on security. With this text as a guide, readers learn the basic, introductory topics as a firm foundation; get sound training for the marketplace; see the latest advances in wireless networking; and learn the importance and ins and outs of security.


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    C++ PROGRAMMING: FROM PROBLEM ANALYSIS TO PROGRAM DESIGN, Seventh Edition remains the definitive text for a first programming language course. D.S. Malik's time-tested, student-centered methodology uses a strong focus on problem-solving and full-code examples to vividly demonstrate the how and why of applying programming concepts and utilizing C++ to work through a problem. This new edition includes updated end-of-chapter exercises, new debugging exercises, an earlier introduction to variables and a streamlined discussion of user-discussion of user-defined functions to best meet the needs of the modern CS1 course. An optional CourseMate brings C++ PROGRAMMING: FROM PROBLEM ANALYSIS TO PROGRAM DESIGN to life with interactive study tools including videos, quizzing, flashcards, and games. The CourseMate's digital Lab Manual offers additional hands-on exercises, allowing students to reinforce critical thinking through practice....
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    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyProgrammingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyProgrammingLab  search for ISBN-10: 0133862216/ISBN-13: 9780133862218. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133591743/ISBN-13: 9780133591743  and ISBN-10: 0133834417 /ISBN-13: 9780133834413.


    MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.


    Problem Solving with C++ is intended for use in the C++ introductory programming course. Created for the beginner, it is also suitable for readers interested in learning the C++ programming language.

     

    Problem Solving with C++ continues to be the most widely used textbook by students and instructors in the introduction to programming and C++ language course. Through each edition, hundreds and thousands ...
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    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyITLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyITLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


    Teach the course YOU want in LESS TIME!

    In today's fast-moving, mobile environment, the GO! with Office 2016 series focuses on the job skills needed to succeed in the workforce. With job-related projects that put Microsoft Office into context, students learn the how and why at the moment they need to know, all in the appropriate Microsoft procedural syntax.

     


     


     

     

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    Learn how to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of the latest online tools for collaboration and communications, and fully utilize today's Internet capabilities with DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ESSENTIALS 2016. This book clearly shows you how technology skills can assist you in gaining employment or advancing your career. Discover and practice using the most recent developments in computer tools and technology with this book's wide variety of practice and reinforcement opportunities. Each chapter begins with a self-assessment that enables you to target your study to learn more in less time! DISCOVERING COMPUTERS offers the content you need to succeed in a way that ensures your understanding and success....
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    For undergraduate database management students or business professionals

     

    Here’s practical help for understanding, creating, and managing small databases—from two of the world’s leading database authorities. Database Concepts by David Kroenke and David Auer gives undergraduate database management students and business professionals alike a firm understanding of the concepts behind the software, using Access 2013 to illustrate the concepts and techniques. Three projects run throughout the text, to show students how to apply the concepts to real-life business situations. The text provides flexibility for choosing the software instructors want to use in class; allows students to work with new, complete databases, including Wedgewood Pacific Corporation, Heather Sweeney Designs, and Wallingford Motors; and includes coverage for some of the latest information on databases available.


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    For courses in computer science and programming

     

    Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Data Structures provides a smooth introduction to programming with Java that moves fluidly from beginner to more advanced topics. The first half of the book is taught for a CS1 course and teaches fundamental programming and problem solving concepts, while the second half, meant for a CS2 course, teaches advanced topics, algorithms, and data structures.

     

    The Third Edition is extremely flexible in its organization, which teaches programmers to implement data structures with or without generics. As with all text in Gaddis’ Starting Out series, the tone is friendly, the material detailed, and major concepts easy to understand. With rich examples throughout, programmers learn to use Java through real programming practice.

     

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    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyProgrammingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyProgrammingLab  search for ISBN-10: 0133862259/ISBN-13: 978013386225 . That package includes ISBN-10: 0133582736/ISBN-13: 9780133582734  and ISBN-10: 0133759113 /ISBN-13: 9780133759112.


    MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.


    This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience. It is also appropriate for readers interested in introductory programming.

     

    In Starting Out with Python®, Third Edition Tony Gaddis’ evenly-paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popul...
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    Systems Analysis and Design: An Object-Oriented Approach with UML, 5th Edition by Dennis, Wixom, and Tegarden captures the dynamic aspects of the field by keeping students focused on doing SAD while presenting the core set of skills that every systems analyst needs to know today and in the future.

    The text enables students to do SAD—not just read about it, but understand the issues so they can actually analyze and design systems. The text introduces each major technique, explains what it is, explains how to do it, presents an example, and provides opportunities for students to practice before they do it for real in a project. After reading each chapter, the student will be able to perform that step in the system development process.

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    Teach students to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of online tools for collaboration and communications, and fully utilize today's Internet capabilities with the latest edition DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ENHANCED. Introductory computing students see how technology skills assist in employment and advancing careers. This edition highlights the most recent developments in computer tools and technology with new emphasis on Web Development, creating a strong web presence, and the latest Windows 10 information. To keep content as current as possible, online coverage of contemporary technology developments builds on the book's discussions. The authors emphasize actionable content with a proven learning structure and practice to reinforce key skills. Self-assessments open each chapter, enabling learners to target study and learn more in less time. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ENHANCED presents the content students need to succeed in a way that ensures understanding....
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    Gain a clear understanding of even the most complex, highly theoretical computational theory topics in the approachable presentation found only in the market-leading INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION, 3E. The number one choice for today's computational theory course, this revision continues the book's well-know, approachable style with timely revisions, additional practice, and more memorable examples in key areas. A new first-of-its-kind theoretical treatment of deterministic context-free languages is ideal for a better understanding of parsing and LR(k) grammars. You gain a solid understanding of the fundamental mathematical properties of computer hardware, software, and applications with a blend of practical and philosophical coverage and mathematical treatments, including advanced theorems and proofs. INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION, 3E's comprehensive coverage makes this a valuable reference for your continued studies in theoretical computing....
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    Data Structures and Abstractions with Java is suitable for one- or two-semester courses in data structures (CS-2) in the departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, and Management Information Systems. This book is also useful for programmers and software engineers interested in learning more about data structures and abstractions.

      

    This is the most student-friendly data structures text available that introduces ADTs in individual, brief chapters — each with pedagogical tools to help students master each concept. Using the latest features of Java, this unique object-oriented presentation makes a clear distinction between specification and implementation to simplify learning, while providing maximum classroom flexibility.

     

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    This book will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

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    Exclusive Double Sided Poster!

    Embark on a Cap-tivating Journey! Grab this guide and pack your bags! Inside you'll find everything a discerning traveler needs to make the most of your adventures.

    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.

    That's Not All! Grab amazing souvenirs, fill your closet with regional outfits, earn every Achievement, 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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    Investments are an advantage or a thing that is bought with the expectation that it will produce more money or will happen later on. In a monetary sense, an investment is the acquisition of products that are not used today but rather are utilized as a part without bounds to make money. In finance, an investment is a money related resource bought with the possibility that the benefit will return more money later on or will be sold at a higher cost for a benefit....
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    A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life.

    Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us.

    Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max.

    Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad arra...
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    Halo: Warfleet is the official, authoritative guide to spacecraft in the Halo universe, featuring ten intricately detailed full-color cross-sections of the franchise's most renowned ships--including the Pillar of Autumn, Truth and Reconciliation, Infinity, and Shadow of Intent. Discover encyclopedic information which reveals the secrets of Covenant, UNSC, and Forerunner weapons, sensors, fighters, planets, and more!

    Illustrated by renowned artists Hans Jenssen, John R. Mullaney, Isaac Hannaford, Darren Bacon, Shi Kai Wang, Glenn Israel, and Jay Prochaska.
    Additional artwork by Carlos Naranjo and Tyler Jeffers.
    Foreword by Frank O'Connor, Halo Franchise Creative Director.
    Cover art by Sparth, Art Director for Halo 5: Guardians.
    Written by Kenneth Peters, Halo Franchise Writer.

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    A deluxe hardcover reproduction of Naughty Dog's original Crash Bandicoot developer's bible! Take a rare glimpse into the making of a videogame icon, and gain a first-hand taste of the undistilled creativity that brought Crash, Cortex, Aku Aku, and the rest of your favorite characters to millions of screens around the world!

    Reproducing Naughty Dog's original design document for Crash Bandicoot from the best available sources, this unique volume features original concept illustrations and includes a foreword from Crash's creators to lend insight into how Crash Bandicoot came to be the unforgettable videogame character he is today. This tome is sure to please all who possess a thirst for imagination and curiosity surrounding the creation of games!...
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    "Biz gives away all his secrets to success. I advised him against it. If you're not inspired and informed by this book, then you haven't read it." --Stephen Colbert

    Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it, through stories from his remarkable life and career.

    From GQ's "Nerd of the Year" to one of Time's most influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people. But he is known to all as the creative, funny, and remarkably savvy co-founder of Twitter - the social media platform that singlehandedly changed the way the world works. Now, Biz tells fascinating personal stories from his early life and his careers at Google and Twitter, sharing his knowledge about the nature and importance of ingenuity today. In Biz's world:
    • Opportunity can be manufactured
    • Great work comes from abandoning a linear way of thinking
    • Creativity never runs out
    • Asking questions is free
    • Empathy is core to personal and global success
    In this book, Biz also addresses failure, the value of vulne...
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    Knowing how an accounting information systems gather and transform data into useful decision-making information is fundamental knowledge for accounting professionals. Mark Simkin, Jacob Rose, and Carolyn S. Norman's essential text, Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems, 13th Edition helps students understand basic AIS concepts and provides instructors the flexibility to support how they want to teach the course....
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    A classic that just keeps getting better, The Little SAS Book is essential for anyone learning SAS programming. Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter offer a user-friendly approach so readers can quickly and easily learn the most commonly used features of the SAS language. Each topic is presented in a self-contained two-page layout complete with examples and graphics.

    The fifth edition has been completely updated to reflect the new default output introduced with SAS 9.3. In addition, there is a now a full chapter devoted to ODS Graphics including the SGPLOT and SGPANEL procedures. Other changes include expanded coverage of linguistic sorting and a new section on concatenating macro variables with other text. This book is a great tool for users of SAS 9.4 as well.

    This title belongs on every SAS programmer's bookshelf. It's a resource not just to get you started, but one you'll return to as you continue to improve your programming skills.
    This book is part of the SAS Press program....
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    White Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats―from web to print. Sections on Gestalt theory, color theory, and WET layout are expanded to offer more in-depth content on those topics. This new edition features new covering current trends in web design―Mobile-first, UI/UX design, and web typography―and how they affect a designer’s approach to a project. The entire book will receive an update using new examples and images that show a more diverse set of graphics that go beyond print and web and focus on tablet, mobile and advertising designs.

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    The new RISC-V Edition of Computer Organization and Design features the RISC-V open source instruction set architecture, the first open source architecture designed to be used in modern computing environments such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and other embedded systems.

    With the post-PC era now upon us, Computer Organization and Design moves forward to explore this generational change with examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the Cloud. Updated content featuring tablet computers, Cloud infrastructure, and the x86 (cloud computing) and ARM (mobile computing devices) architectures is included.

    An online companion Web site provides advanced content for further study, appendices, glossary, references, and recommended reading.

    • Features RISC-V, the first such architecture designed to be used in modern computing environments, such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and other embedded systems
    • Includes relevant examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud
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    Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application focuses on the links among theory and everyday experiences. The text uses an engaging writing style to present the concept of theory, and helps students become insightful critical thinkers.

    Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following:

    • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.
    • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course.
    • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.
    • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of...
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    From the renowned author team that has been writing market-leading business statistics textbooks for more than 20 years, ESSENTIALS OF MODERN BUSINESS STATISTICS, 6TH EDITION provides a brief introduction to business statistics. The text balances a conceptual understanding of statistics with the real-world application of statistical methodology using problem-scenarios and real-life examples. Microsoft Excel 2013 is integrated throughout the text. Step-by-step instructions and screen captures demonstrate how to most effectively use the latest version of Excel in statistical procedures, while numerous exercises give readers hands-on experience putting what they learn into practice. The Sixth Edition is packed with all-new Case Problems, Statistics in Practice applications, and real data examples and exercises....
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    The 6th Edition of Systems Analysis and Design continues to offer a hands-on approach to SAD while focusing on the core set of skills that all analysts must possess. Building on their experience as professional systems analysts and award-winning teachers, authors Dennis, Wixom, and Roth capture the experience of developing and analyzing systems in a way that students can understand and apply.

    With Systems Analysis and Design, 6th Edition, students will leave the course with experience that is a rich foundation for further work as a systems analyst.

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    The SPSS Survival Manual throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this powerful data analysis software. In her bestselling guide, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report. For both beginners and experienced users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, the SPSS Survival Manual is an essential text. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing. This sixth edition is fully revised and updated to accommodate changes to IBM SPSS procedures, screens and output. It covers new SPSS tools for generating graphs and non-parametric statistics, importing dat...
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    NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMISLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMISLab search for ISBN-10: 0134058453 /ISBN-13:  9780134058450. That package includes ISBN-10:  0133919862/ISBN-13:  9780133919868 and ISBN-10: 0133921980 /ISBN-13: 9780133921984 .


    For undergraduate Introductory Management Information Systems courses

    As technology continues to change the way organizations do business, knowledge of MIS is critical. Using MIS shows you how businesses use information systems to solve business problems every day. Illustrative cases, exercises, projects, and other aids ensure you connect concepts to everyday life. Unique Guides in each chapter highlight themes in ethics, security, and other timely topics. With a new edition publishing each year, Using MIS keeps you up to date.


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    Operating System Conceptsnow in its ninth edition, continues to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. The ninth edition has been thoroughly updated to include contemporary examples of how operating systems function. The text includes content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. End-of-chapter problems, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts.  A new Virtual Machine provides interactive exercises to help engage students with the material.

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    ""NOTE: This ISBN is a standalone book and doesn't include an access code""


    Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems covers the key processes supported by modern ERP systems. This textbook and the WileyPLUS online course is designed for use as both a reference guide and a conceptual resource for students taking ERP-focused courses using SAP. It examines in depth the core concepts applicable to all ERP environments, and it explains how those concepts can be utilized to implement business processes in SAP systems.
     
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    * Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems approaches topics using an integrated process perspective of the firm. Each process is discussed within the context of its execution across functional areas in the company, with special emphasis on the role of data in managing the coordination between activities and groups. Students will gain a deep appreciation for the role of enterprise systems in efficiently managing processes from multiple functional perspectives.
     
    * Running Case Study - Many key examples, demonstrations, and assignments incorporated throughout the book ...
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    Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed.


    Solve real business problems with Excel—and build your competitive advantage

    • Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics
    • Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics
    • Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing
    • Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT
    • Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions
    • Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts)
    • Make charts more effective by using Power View
    • Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver
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    Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems covers the material that every engineer, and most scientists and prospective managers, needs to know about feedback control–including concepts like stability, tracking, and robustness. Each chapter presents the fundamentals along with comprehensive, worked-out examples, all within a real-world context and with historical background information. The authors also provide case studies with close integration of MATLAB throughout.

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    • An Understandable Introduction to Digital Control: This text is devoted to supporting students equally in their need to grasp both traditional and more modern topics of digital control.
    • Real-world Perspective: Comprehensive Case Studies and extensive integrated MATLAB/SIMULINK examples illustrate real-world problems and applications.
    • Focus on Des...
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    &>standalone product; MasteringEngineering® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringEngineering search for 0134123832 / 9780134123837    Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText — Access Card Package, 3/e

     

    Package consists of:

    • 013409266X/9780134092669 Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, 3/e
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    MasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

     

    For courses in Computer Science and Programming

     

    Computer systems: A Programmer’s Perspective explains the underlying elements common among all computer systems and how they affect general application performanc...
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    Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

    Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture

    In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much―but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot.

    And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition―and yet, against all odd...
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    For courses in computer science and software engineering

     

    The Fundamental Practice of Software Engineering

    Software Engineering introduces readers to the overwhelmingly important subject of software programming and development. In the past few years, computer systems have come to dominate not just our technological growth, but the foundations of our world’s major industries. This text seeks to lay out the fundamental concepts of this huge and continually growing subject area in a clear and comprehensive manner.

     

    The Tenth Edition contains new information that highlights various technological updates of recent years, providing readers with highly relevant and current information. Sommerville’s experience in system dependability and systems engineering guides the text through a traditional plan-based approach that incorporates some novel agile methods. The text strives to teach the innovators of tomorrow how to create software that will make our world a better, safer, and more...
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    An 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, in 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. More than ...
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    Written by esteemed social science research authors Earl R. Babbie, William E. Wagner, and Jeanne Zaino, Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Ninth Edition encourages students to practice SPSS as they read about it, providing a practical, hands-on introduction to conceptualization, measurement, and association through active learning. This fully revised workbook will guide students through step-by-step instruction on data analysis using the latest version of SPSS and the most up to date General Social Survey data. Arranged to parallel most introductory research methods texts, this text starts with an introduction to computerized data analysis and the social research process, then takes readers step-by-step through univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis using SPSS Statistics. In this revised edition, active and collaborative learning will be emphasized as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises.

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    For introductory courses in Differential Equations.

     

    This best-selling text by these well-known authors blends the traditional algebra problem solving skills with the conceptual development and geometric visualization of a modern differential equations course that is essential to science and engineering students. It reflects the new qualitative approach that is altering the learning of elementary differential equations, including the wide availability of scientific computing environments like Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB. Its focus balances the traditional manual methods with the new computer-based methods that illuminate qualitative phenomena and make accessible a wider range of more realistic applications. Seldom-used topics have been trimmed and new topics added: it starts and ends with discussions of mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena, evident in figures, examples, problems, and applications throughout the text.

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    Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book

    The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process.

    Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession.

    • Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry
    • Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role
    • Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them
    • Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks
    • Provides review questions at the end ...
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    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, 4e is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society. It is also a useful reference for computer science professionals or anyone interested in learning more about computing technology and its overarching impact.

    Sara Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist's perspective, and with historical context for many issues, she covers the issues students will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. A primary goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large. ...
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    For courses in Introductory C# Programming.

    Clear, Friendly, and Approachable Introduction to Visual C# Programming

    Clear, friendly, and approachable, this Fourth Edition of Starting Out With Visual C# is an ideal beginning text for readers with no programming experience. Detailed walk-throughs and a readable, comprehensible style make the text inviting to new programmers, while numerous practical example programs highlight the most important programming topics. Gaddis’s detailed, step-by-step instructions teach a GUI-based approach that motivates readers with familiar graphical elements. Topics are examined progressively in each chapter, with objects taught before classes. The Fourth Edition has been completely updated for Visual Studio 2015 and contains new sections on debugging, accessing controls on different forms, and auto-properties.

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    For courses in computer programming.

     

    Evaluating the Fundamentals of Computer Programming Languages

    Concepts of Computer Programming Languages introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computer programming languages and provides them with the tools necessary to evaluate contemporary and future languages. An in-depth discussion of programming language structures, such as syntax and lexical and syntactic analysis, also prepares readers to study compiler design.


    The Eleventh Edition maintains an up-to-date discussion on the topic with the removal of outdated languages such as Ada and Fortran. The addition of relevant new topics and examples such as reflection and exception handling in Python and Ruby add to the currency of the text. Through a critical analysis of design issues of various program languages, Concepts of Computer Programming Languages teaches programmers the essential differences between computing with specific languages.

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    For Structured Systems Analysis and Design courses.

     

    Help Readers Become Effective Systems Analysts

    Using a professionally-oriented approach, Modern Systems Analysis and Design covers the concepts, skills, and techniques essential for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems.

     

    The Eighth Edition examines the role, responsibilities, and mindset of systems analysts and project managers. It also looks at the methods and principles of systems development, including the systems development life cycle (SDLC) tool as a strong conceptual and systematic framework. Valuing the practical over the technical, the authors have developed a text that prepares readers to become effective systems analysts in the field.

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    Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3e offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence. Number one in its field, this textbook is ideal for one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence.


    Dr. Peter Norvig, contributing Artificial Intelligence author and Professor Sebastian Thrun, a Pearson author are offering a free online course at Stanford University on artificial intelligence.


    According to an article in The New York Times , the course on artificial intelligence is “one of three being offered experimentally by the Stanford computer science department to extend technology knowledge and skills beyond this elite campus to the entire world.” One of the other two courses, an introduction to database software, is being taught by Pearson author Dr. Jennifer Widom.


    Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, 3e is available to purchase as an eText for your Kindle™, NOOK™, and the iPhone®/iPad®.

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    More college students use Amos Gilat’s MATLAB: An Introduction with Applications than any other MATLAB textbook. This concise book is known for its just-in-time learning approach that gives students information when they need it. The new edition gradually presents the latest MATLAB functionality in detail. Equally effective as a freshmen-level text, self-study tool, or course reference, the book is generously illustrated through computer screen shots and step-by-step tutorials, with abundant and motivating applications to problems in mathematics, science, and engineering....
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    Fundamentals of Digital Logic With Verilog Designteaches the basic design techniques for logic circuits. It emphasizes the synthesis of circuits and explains how circuits are implemented in real chips. Fundamental concepts are illustrated by using small examples.

    Use of CAD software is well integrated into the book. The CAD software provides automatic mapping of a design written in Verilog into Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs). Students will be able to try, firsthand, the book's Verilog examples (over 140) and homework problems.

    Engineers use Quartus CAD for designing, simulating, testing and implementing logic circuits. The version included with this text supports all major features of the commercial product and comes with a compiler for the IEEE standard Verilog language. Students will be able to:

    enter a design into the CAD system

    compile the design into a selected device

    simulate the functionality and timing of the resulting circuit

    implement the designs in actual devices (using the school's laboratory facilities)

    Verilog is a complex language, so it is introduced gradually in the book. ...
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    Updated with the latest advances from the field, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Fifth Edition combines all-encompassing topic coverage, authoritative information from seasoned experts, and real-world applications to deliver the most comprehensive forensics resource available. This proven author team's wide ranging areas of expertise mirror the breadth of coverage provided in the book, which focuses on techniques and practices for gathering and analyzing evidence used to solve crimes involving computers. While other books offer more of an overview of the field, this hands-on learning text provides clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, introducing readers to every step of the computer forensics investigation-from lab set-up to testifying in court. It also details step-by-step guidance on how to use current forensics software and provides free demo downloads. Appropriate for learners new to the field, it is also an excellent refresher and technology update for professionals in law enforcement, investigations, or computer security....
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    For courses in C++ Programming

     

    Fundamentals of C++ for Novices and Experienced Programmers Alike

    Intended for use in a two-term, three-term, or accelerated one-term C++ programming sequence, this Ninth Edition of Starting Out with C++: Early Objects introduces the fundamentals of C++ to novices and experienced programmers alike. In clear, easy-to-understand terms, the text introduces all of the necessary topics for beginning C++ programmers. Real-world examples allow readers to apply their knowledge in understanding how, why, and when to implement the features of C++. The text is organized in a progressive, step-by-step fashion that allows for flexibility. Building on the popularity of previous editions, the Ninth Edition has been updated and enhanced with new material, including C++11 topics and recent changes in technology.

     

    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content...
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    Control Systems Engineering, 7th Edition has become the top selling text for this course. It takes a practical approach, presenting clear and complete explanations. Real world examples demonstrate the analysis and design process, while helpful skill assessment exercises, numerous in-chapter examples, review  questions and problems reinforce key concepts. A new progressive problem, a solar energy  parabolic trough collector, is featured at the end of each chapter. This edition also includes  Hardware Interface Laboratory experiments for use on the MyDAQ platform from National Instruments. A tutorial for MyDAQ is included as Appendix D.

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    The “necessary and incisive” (Roxane Gay) account of the discrimination case that “has blown open a conversation about the status of women” in the workplace (The New York Times)

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR | NAMED A BEST FALL BOOK BY ELLE AND BUSTLE

    In 2015, Ellen K. Pao sued a powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm, calling out workplace discrimination and retaliation against women and other underrepresented groups. Her suit rocked the tech world—and exposed its toxic culture and its homogeneity. Her message overcame negative PR attacks that took aim at her professional conduct and her personal life, and she won widespread public support—Time hailed her as “the face of change.” Though Pao lost her suit, she revolutionized the conversation at tech offices, in the media, and around the world. In Reset, she tells her full story for the first time.

    The daughter of immigrants, Pao was taught that through hard work she could achieve her dreams. She earned multiple Ivy League degrees, worked at top startups, and in 2005 was recrui...
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    GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook is a top-selling introductory text for learning ArcGIS 10.3.x for Desktop. The workbook presents GIS tools and functionality, including querying interactive maps, collecting data, and running geoprocessing tools. Incorporating proven teaching methods in detailed exercises, "Your Turn" sections, and homework assignments, this book is suited to learning GIS in a classroom. The latest edition includes a new chapter about analyzing street network data to solve routing and facility location problems using ArcGIS Network Analyst. Data for completing the exercises and a 180-day free trial of ArcGIS are available for download at esripress.esri.com/bookresources. Instructor resources are also available....
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    For database systems courses in Computer Science

     

    This book introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for designing, using, and implementing database systems and database applications. Our presentation stresses the fundamentals of database modeling and design, the languages and models provided by the database management systems, and database system implementation techniques.


    The book is meant to be used as a textbook for a one- or two-semester course in database systems at the junior, senior, or graduate level, and as a reference book. The goal is to provide an in-depth and up-to-date presentation of the most important aspects of database systems and applications, and related technologies. It is assumed that readers are familiar with elementary programming and data-structuring concepts and that they have had some exposure to the basics of computer organization.

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    Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in Computer/Network Security. It also provides a solid, up-to-date reference or self-study tutorial for system engineers, programmers, system managers, network managers, product marketing personnel, system support specialists.

     

    In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically—and is essential for anyone studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. This is the only text available to provide integrated, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of topics in this subject.  In addition to an extensive pedagogical program, the book provides unparalleled support for both research and modeling projects, giving students a broader perspective. 

     

    It covers all security topics considered Core in the EEE/ACM Computer Science Curriculum. This textbook can be used to prep for CISSP Certification, and includes in-depth coverage of Computer Security, Technology and Principl...
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    Updated with the latest advances in the field, Jerry FitzGerald, Alan Dennis, and Alexandra Durcikova's 12th Edition of Business Data Communications and Networking, continues to provide the fundamental concepts and cutting-edge coverage of applications that students need to succeed in their careers.

    Authors FitzGerald, Dennis, and Durcikova have developed a foundation and balanced presentation from which new technologies and applications can be easily understood, evaluated, and compared.

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    Business Driven Initiatives first; Technology second

    Business Driven Information Systems discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. This text provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, or virtually any other business discipline. Business Driven Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength for an organization....
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    This third edition of John Zelle's Python Programming continues the tradition of updating the text to reflect new technologies while maintaining a time-tested approach to teaching introductory computer science. An important change to this edition is the removal of most uses of eval and the addition of a discussion of its dangers. In our increasingly connected world, it's never too early to begin considering computer security issues. This edition also uses several new graphics examples, developed throughout chapters 4-12....
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    In this expanded edition of Let Go, best-selling author and successful online entrepreneur Pat Flynn explores what it means to let go of the things that keep us from the journeys we yearn to forge and the achievements we aspire to attain.

    With eight new chapters, Flynn shares with readers the wisdom he’s learned during the years since he was let go from his architecture job during the height of the U.S. economic downturn. As told in the first edition of Let Go, Flynn used that set back to forge his own path and has gone on to become one of today's most beloved thought leaders in the areas of Internet business, online marketing, and lifestyle entrepreneurialism.

    Building upon the first edition of Let Go, this expanded edition continues Pat’s story with a comprehensive exploration of the act and art of “letting go” as an integral part of the growth we all seek as humans, as told through the lens of an eight-year online business journey—with its highs and lows to learn from and apply to your own journey.

    Let Go gives you a view into your potential future—to feel inspired about what’s possible, and also understand some of the struggles and c...
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    Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Fully revised and updated, the Sixth Edition of the best-selling text Computer Science Illuminated retains the accessibility and in-depth coverage of previous editions, while incorporating all-new material on cutting-edge issues in computer science. Authored by the award-winning Nell Dale and John Lewis, Computer Science Illuminated’s unique and innovative layered approach moves through the levels of computing from an organized, language-neutral perspective. Designed for the introductory computing and computer science course, this student-friendly Sixth Edition provides students with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a complete introduction to computing. Key Features of the Sixth Edition include: Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more Completely revised sections ...
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    This bilingual, bidirectional compact guide to essential French and English vocabulary contains more than 40,000 entries and includes coverage of Canadian-French terms. English pronunciations are given in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Special sections include Conjugation of French Verbs and Irregular English Verbs....
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    The goal of Introduction to Information Systems is to teach all business majors, especially undergraduates, how to use information technology to master their current or future jobs and to help ensure the success of their organization. To accomplish this goal, this text helps students become informed users; that is, persons knowledgeable about information systems and information technology. The focus is not merely placed on learning the concepts of information technology, but rather on applying those concepts to facilitate business processes. The content concentrates on placing information systems in the context of business, so that students will more-readily grasp the concepts presented in the text. The theme of this book is What's In IT for Me? This question is asked by all students who take this course. The book will show you that IT is the backbone of any business, whether a student is majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, or Production/Operations Management....
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    Give students a solid foundation in database design and implementation with the practical and easy-to-understand approach in DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT, 12E. Filled with diagrams, illustrations, and tables, this market-leading text provides in-depth coverage of database design. Students learn the key to successful database implementation is the proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. This book combines a clear, straightforward writing style with an outstanding balance of theory and practice. Students gain the hands-on skills to make them attractive to employers. Updates include the latest coverage of cloud data services and a new chapter on Big Data Analytics and NoSQL, including related Hadoop technologies. In addition, new review questions, problem sets, and cases offer multiple opportunities for students to test their understanding and develop useful design skills....
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    How are you learning about the most important, essential, and current concepts of information technology?

    Computing Essentials 2017 Complete allows you to Make IT Work for You by presenting the effect of information technology on people, privacy, ethics, and our environment. Current examples, references and exercises allow students to be successful in understanding today's role of Computer Information Technology. This definitive approach provides the essentials students need while bringing them a full digital solution through Connect. Connect is a teaching and learning platform that is proven to deliver better results for students and instructors. Connect empowers students by continually adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so class time is more engaging and effective.

    O'Leary; Computing Essentials 2017: Make IT Work for You!

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    The subnet mask is necessary to computers for delimitation — you will not guess for anything what — a subnet. That everyone could define who is with it in one network and who — beyond its limits. (Generally it is possible to tell just "networks", often this term is used in IP subnet value.) The matter is that in one network computers exchange packets "directly" and when it is necessary to send a packet to other network — send them to the gateway by default (the third setting configured in network properties if you remember). We will understand as it occurs....
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    New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.

    Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you...
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    For courses in Python programming.

     

    A clear and student-friendly introduction to the fundamentals of Python

    In Starting Out with Python®, 4th Edition, Tony Gaddis’ accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming in a high level language. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs.  Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, focused explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. Updates to the 4th Edition include revised, improved problems throughout, and new Turtle Graphics sectio...
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    Offer your students a practical, streamlined, and updated approach to information systems development with Tilley/Rosenblatt's SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 11E. Expanded coverage of emerging technologies, such as agile methods, cloud computing, and mobile applications, complements this book's traditional approaches to systems analysis and design. A wealth of real-world examples throughout the book emphasizes critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. You will find numerous projects, insightful assignments, and helpful end-of-chapter exercises both within this edition and online. Detailed instructor support helps you effectively emphasize the IT skills your students need for success in today's intensely competitive business world....
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    Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence!

    The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more.

    • Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence
    • Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios
    • Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more
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    The living world runs on genomic software - what Dawn Field and Neil Davies call the 'biocode' - the sum of all DNA on Earth. In Biocode, they tell the story of a new age of scientific discovery: the growing global effort to read and map the biocode, and what that might mean for the future. The structure of DNA was identified in 1953, and the whole human genome was mapped by 2003. Since then the new field of genomics has mushroomed and is now operating on an
    industrial scale. Genomes can now be sequenced rapidly and increasingly cheaply. The genomes of large numbers of organisms from mammals to microbes, have been mapped. Getting your genome sequenced is becoming affordable for many. You too can check paternity, find out where your ancestors came from, or
    whether you are at risk of some diseases. Some check out the pedigree of their pets, while others turn genomes into art. A stray hair is enough to crudely reconstruct the face of the owner. From reading to constructing: the first steps to creating artificial life have already been taken.

    Some may find the rapidity of developments, and the potential for misuse, alarming. But they also open up unprecede...
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    Make your data work for you!

    Tableau For Dummies brings order to the chaotic world of data. Understanding your data and organizing it into formats and visualizations that make sense to you are crucial to making a real impact on your business with the information that's already at your fingertips. This easy-to-use reference explores the user interface, and guides you through the process of connecting your data sources to the software. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text shows you how to use graphs, charts, and other images to bring visual interest to your data, how to create dashboards from multiple data sources, and how to export the visualizations that you have developed into multiple formats that translate into positive change for your business.

    The mission of Tableau Software is to grant you access to data that, when put into action, will help you build your company. Learning to use the data available to you helps you make informed, grounded business decisions that can spell success for your company.

    • Navigate the user interface to efficiently access the features you need
    • Connect to various spreadsheets, databases...
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    Have you ever tried to make sense of ERP software and felt that you just got back jargon and acronyms? Are you struggling with an ERP systems implementation and have team members telling you that you've gone down the wrong path? Does it look like your business has been impacted adversely?

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are specialized business software applications that integrate the operations of many functional areas within an organization. They are designed to collect, store, and manage data so that executives and team members can correctly interpret the outputs of the system. ERP applications support many business activities within and organization including manufacturing, logistics, field service, and finance.

    This book covers a number of topics related to ERP systems, from software selection to planning to implementation and common post-implementation issues. The book also covers manufacturing applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) and what we see coming in the not-so-distant future. We've included examples from our experience in the field as well as steps executives can take to ensure a succe...
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    A practical, skill-based introduction to data analysis and literacy  



    We are swimming in a world of data, and this handy guide will keep you afloat while you learn to make sense of it all. In Data Literacy: A User's Guide, David Herzog, a journalist with a decade of experience using data analysis to transform information into captivating storytelling, introduces students and professionals to the fundamentals of data literacy, a key skill in today’s world. Assuming the reader has no advanced knowledge of data analysis or statistics, this book shows how to create insight from publicly-available data through exercises using simple Excel functions. Extensively illustrated, step-by-step instructions within a concise, yet comprehensive, reference will help readers identify, obtain, evaluate, clean, analyze and visualize data. A concluding chapter introduces more sophisticated data analysis methods and tools including database managers such as Microsoft Access and MySQL and standalone statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS and R. ...
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    A complete, start-to-finish guide to Google Analytics instrumentation and reporting

    Google Analytics Breakthrough is a much-needed comprehensive resource for the world's most widely adopted analytics tool. Designed to provide a complete, best-practices foundation in measurement strategy, implementation, reporting, and optimization, this book systematically demystifies the broad range of Google Analytics features and configurations. Throughout the end-to-end learning experience, you'll sharpen your core competencies, discover hidden functionality, learn to avoid common pitfalls, and develop next-generation tracking and analysis strategies so you can understand what is helping or hindering your digital performance and begin driving more success.

    Google Analytics Breakthrough offers practical instruction and expert perspectives on the full range of implementation and reporting skills:

    • Learn how to campaign-tag inbound links to uncover the email, social, PPC, and banner/remarketing traffic hiding as other traffic sources and to confidently measure the ROI of each marketing channel
    • Add event tracking to capture the man...
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    The soup-to-nuts guide on all things SQL!

    SQL, or structured query language, is the international standard language for creating and maintaining relational databases. It is the basis of all major databases in use today and is essential for the storage and retrieval of database information. This fun and friendly guide takes SQL and all its related topics and breaks it down into easily digestible pieces for you to understand. You’ll get the goods on relational database design, development, and maintenance, enabling you to start working with SQL right away!

    • Provides an overview of the SQL language and examines how it is integral for the storage and retrieval of database information
    • Includes updates to SQL standards as well as any new features
    • Explores SQL concepts, relational database development, SQL queries, data security, database tuning, and more
    • Addresses the relationship between SQL and programming as well as SQL and XML

    If you’re looking for an up-to-date sequel to the bestelling first edition of SQL All-in-One For Dummies, then this is the book for you!

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    The New York Times declared 2012 to be "The Year of the MOOC" as millions of students enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs), millions of investment dollars flowed to the companies making them, and the media declared MOOCs to be earth-shaking game-changers in higher education. During the inevitable backlash that followed, critics highlighted MOOCs' high dropout rate, the low chance of earning back initial investments, and the potential for any earth-shaking game change to make things worse instead of better. In this volume in the Essential Knowledge series, Jonathan Haber offers an account of MOOCs that avoids both hype and doomsaying. Instead, he provides an engaging, straightforward explanation of a rare phenomenon: an education innovation that captures the imagination of the public while moving at the speed of an Internet startup. Haber explains the origins of MOOCs, what they consist of, the controversies surrounding them, and their possible future role in education. He proposes a new definition of MOOCs based on the culture of experimentation from which they emerged, and adds a student perspective -- missing in most MOOC discussion. Haber...
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    The ultimate guide to cryptography, updated from an author team of the world's top cryptography experts.

    Cryptography is vital to keeping information safe, in an era when the formula to do so becomes more and more challenging. Written by a team of world-renowned cryptography experts, this essential guide is the definitive introduction to all major areas of cryptography: message security, key negotiation, and key management. You'll learn how to think like a cryptographer. You'll discover techniques for building cryptography into products from the start and you'll examine the many technical changes in the field.

    After a basic overview of cryptography and what it means today, this indispensable resource covers such topics as block ciphers, block modes, hash functions, encryption modes, message authentication codes, implementation issues, negotiation protocols, and more. Helpful examples and hands-on exercises enhance your understanding of the multi-faceted field of cryptography.

    • An author team of internationally recognized cryptography experts updates you on vital topics in the field of cryptography
    • Shows you how to build cryptography in...
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    Uncover the secrets of SQL and start building better relational databases today!

    This fun and friendly guide will help you demystify database management systems so you can create more powerful databases and access information with ease. Updated for the latest SQL functionality, SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition covers the core SQL language and shows you how to use SQL to structure a DBMS, implement a database design, secure your data, and retrieve information when you need it.

    • Includes new enhancements of SQL:2011, including temporal data functionality which allows you to set valid times for transactions to occur and helps prevent database corruption
    • Covers creating, accessing, manipulating, maintaining, and storing information in relational database management systems like Access, Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL
    • Provides tips for keeping your data safe from theft, accidental or malicious corruption, or loss due to equipment failures and advice on eliminating errors in your work

    Don't be daunted by database development anymore - get SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition, and you'll be on your way to SQL stardo...
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    Mastering Django: Core is a completely revised and updated version of the original Django Book, written by Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss - the creators of Django.

    The main goal of this book is to make you a Django expert. By reading this book, you'll learn the skills needed to develop powerful websites quickly, with code that is clean and easy to maintain.

    This book is also a programmer's manual that provides complete coverage of the current Long Term Support (LTS) version of Django. For developers creating applications for commercial and business critical deployments, Mastering Django: Core provides a complete, up-to-date resource for Django 1.8LTS with a stable code-base, security fixes and support out to 2018....
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    Mastering R has never been easier

    Picking up R can be tough, even for seasoned statisticians and data analysts. R For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides a quick and painless way to master all the R you'll ever need. Requiring no prior programming experience and packed with tons of practical examples, step-by-step exercises, and sample code, this friendly and accessible guide shows you how to know your way around lists, data frames, and other R data structures, while learning to interact with other programs, such as Microsoft Excel. You'll learn how to reshape and manipulate data, merge data sets, split and combine data, perform calculations on vectors and arrays, and so much more.

    R is an open source statistical environment and programming language that has become very popular in varied fields for the management and analysis of data. R provides a wide array of statistical and graphical techniques, and has become the standard among statisticians for software development and data analysis. R For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes the intimidation out of working with R and arms you with the knowledge and know-how to master the pr...
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    This landmark 1971 classic is reprinted with a new preface, chapter-by-chapter commentary, and straight-from-the-heart observations on topics that affect the professional life of programmers.

    Long regarded as one of the first books to pioneer a people-oriented approach to computing, The Psychology of Computer Programming endures as a penetrating analysis of the intelligence, skill, teamwork, and problem-solving power of the computer programmer.

    Finding the chapters strikingly relevant to today's issues in programming, Gerald M. Weinberg adds new insights and highlights the similarities and differences between now and then. Using a conversational style that invites the reader to join him, Weinberg reunites with some of his most insightful writings on the human side of software engineering.

    Topics include egoless programming, intelligence, psychological measurement, personality factors, motivation, training, social problems on large projects, problem-solving ability, programming language design, team formation, the programming environment, and much more.

    The author says, "On an inspired eight-week vacation in Italy, I wrote the fir...
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    Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use—from our computers and cars, to home appliances. How did a system of mathematics established in the Victorian era become the basis for such incredible technological achievements a century later? In The Logician and the Engineer, Paul Nahin combines engaging problems and a colorful historical narrative to tell the remarkable story of how two men in different eras—mathematician and philosopher George Boole and electrical engineer and pioneering information theorist Claude Shannon—advanced Boolean logic and became founding fathers of the electronic communications age. Nahin takes readers from fundamental concepts to a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of modern digital machines, in order to explore computing and its possible limitations in the twenty-first century and beyond.

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    Robots are entering the mainstream. Technologies have advanced to the point of mass commercialization -- Roomba, for example -- and adoption by governments -- most notably, their use of drones. Meanwhile, these devices are being received by a public whose main sources of information about robots are the fantasies of popular culture. We know a lot about C-3PO and Robocop but not much about Atlas, Motoman, Kiva, or Beam -- real-life robots that are reinventing warfare, the industrial workplace, and collaboration. In this book, technology analyst John Jordan offers an accessible and engaging introduction to robots and robotics, covering state-of-the-art applications, economic implications, and cultural context.Jordan chronicles the prehistory of robots and the treatment of robots in science fiction, movies, and television -- from the outsized influence of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot (in which Asimov coined the term "robotics"). He offers a guided tour of robotics today, describing the components of robots, the complicating factors that make robotics so challenging, and such applications as driverless cars, unmanned warfare, and ro...
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    Are you ready to build a network, but aren't sure where to start? Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition walks you through the basics. With nine self-contained minibooks that feature the latest updates on networking trends, including revised content for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, as well as updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and back-up, this fully-updated text will become your go-to guide for network development. This easy-to-understand guide gives you everything you need to dive into the network development game.

    Networking entails the connection of two or more computers, allowing them to share resources and exchange data. This is essential in the workplace, and has become highly popular in home settings as more and more people are connecting their home computers. Whether you're a network administrator or someone who wants to create a home-based network, understanding how to build your network effectively is critical to your success.

    • Learn networking basics, including what a network is and how to build one
    • Understand how to effectively carry out network administration while maintaining high levels of se...
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    Your ticket to breaking into the field of data science!

    Jobs in data science are projected to outpace the number of people with data science skills—making those with the knowledge to fill a data science position a hot commodity in the coming years. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students interested in making sense of an organization's massive data sets and applying their findings to real-world business scenarios.

    From uncovering rich data sources to managing large amounts of data within hardware and software limitations, ensuring consistency in reporting, merging various data sources, and beyond, you'll develop the know-how you need to effectively interpret data and tell a story that can be understood by anyone in your organization.

    • Provides a background in data science fundamentals and preparing your data for analysis
    • Details different data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase and summarize your data
    • Explains both supervised and unsupervised machine learning, including regression, model validation, and clustering techniques
    • Includes coverage of big dat...
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    Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user's viewpoint -- the business user's in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing. Cutting through the hype, Ruparelia cites the simple and basic definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Science and Technology: a model enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Thus with cloud computing, businesses can harness information technology resources usually available only to large enterprises. And this, Ruparelia demonstrates, represents a paradigm shift for business. It will ease funding for startups, alter business plans, and allow big businesses greater agility. Ruparelia discusses the key issues for any organization considering cloud computing: service ...
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    The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software, or the story of the Internet, or the story of "smart" hand-held devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter. In this concise and accessible account of the invention and development of digital technology, computer historian Paul Ceruzzi offers a broader and more useful perspective. He identifies four major threads that run throughout all of computing's technological development: digitization--the coding of information, computation, and control in binary form, ones and zeros; the convergence of multiple streams of techniques, devices, and machines, yielding more than the sum of their parts; the steady advance of electronic technology, as characterized famously by "Moore's Law"; and the human-machine interface. Ceruzzi guides us through computing history, telling how a Bell Labs mathematician coined the word "digital" in 1942 (to describe a high-speed method of calculating used in anti-aircraft devices), and recounting the development of the punch card (for use in the 1890 U.S. Census). He describes the ENIAC, built for scientific and military applications; th...
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    There's nothing random about it—this is the book on statistical analysis with Excel

    Stunned by statistics? Exhausted by Excel? Relax! Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies, 4th Edition shows you how to use the world's most popular spreadsheet program to crunch numbers and interpret statistics—even if you've never taken a statistics or advanced math course. In no time, you'll learn to use Excel to create and translate statistics in everyday life, understand common statistical terms, and improve your classroom or professional skills.

    Statistics has a reputation for being a challenging, math-intensive pursuit—but it doesn't have to make your palms sweat. Using a minimum of equations and assuming no prior knowledge of statistics or Excel, this hands-on guide cuts through the jargon and shows you how to make sense of formulas and functions, charts and PivotTables, samples and normal distributions, probabilities and related distributions, trends and correlations, and much more.

    • Use Excel's tools to analyze and understand data
    • Apply statistical analysis to predict trends and make decisions
    • Interpret sales figu...
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    This text is intended for a 1-semester CS1 course sequence. The Brief Version contains the first 18 chapters of the Comprehensive Version. The first 13 chapters are appropriate for preparing the AP Computer Science exam.

    For courses in Java Programming.


    A fundamentals-first introduction to basic programming concepts and techniques  

    Designed to support an introductory programming course,  Introduction to Java Programming and Data Structures teaches you concepts of problem-solving and object-orientated programming using a fundamentals-first approach. Beginner programmers learn critical problem-solv...
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     For courses in Visual Basic Programming

     

    In Starting Out with Visual Basic, Tony Gaddis and Kip Irvine take a step-by-step approach, helping students understand the logic behind developing quality programs while introducing the Visual Basic language. Revised and fully updated throughout for Visual Basic 2015, the Seventh Edition is written in clear, easy-to-understand language, covering all the necessary introductory programming topics. Concise, practical, and real-world example programs not only help students learn to use the various controls, constructs, and features of Visual Basic, but also why and when to use them.

     

    The text is designed for students who have no prior programming background, but experienced students will also benefit from its depth of detail and the chapters covering databases, Web applications, and other advanced topics. Each chapter covers a major set of programming topics, introduces controls and GUI elements, and builds knowledge as the student progresses through the book.

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    The New Normal: Evaluating Social and Ethical Concerns in the Information Age

    New technologies have brought us many benefits, but they have also raised many social and ethical concerns. The authors view in Ethics for the Information Age is that we ought to approach every new technology in a thoughtful manner, considering not just its short-term benefits, but also how its long-term use will affect our lives. A thoughtful response to information technology requires a basic understanding of its history, an awareness of current information-technology- related issues, and a familiarity with ethics.

     

    In the Seventh Edition, Quinn provides an impartial look at the problems technology both solves and creates. As in previous editions, he presents information in a manner that leads you to arrive at your own conclusions on crucial ethics questions. Weaving in a vital dose of IT history, the new topics keep the book relevant and can function as either a sole reference or a supplemental guide for computer ethics courses.

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    For two-semester courses in the C++ programming sequence, or an accelerated one-semester course.


    A clear and student-friendly way to teach the fundamentals of C++

    Starting Out with C++: From Control Structures through Objects covers control structures, functions, arrays,

    and pointers before objects and classes in Tony Gaddis’s hallmark accessible, step-by-step presentation. His books help beginning students understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level. Gaddis motivates the study of both programming skills and the C++ programming language by presenting all the details needed to understand the “how” and the “why”–but never losing sight of the fact that most beginners struggle with this material. His approach is gradual and highly accessible, ensuring that students understand the logic behind developing high-quality programs.  As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise ...
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    NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyProgrammingLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyProgrammingLab search for 0134059875 / 9780134059877     Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Objects plus MyProgrammingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e

     

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    MyProgrammingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

     

    For courses in computer programming in Java

     

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    This is the other side of the Google story. In Search & Destroy, Google expert Scott Cleland shows that the world's most powerful company is not who it pretends to be.

    Google pretends to be a harmless lamb, but chose a full-size model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex as its mascot. Beware the T-Rex in sheep's clothing.

    Google has acquired far more information, both public and private, and has invented more ways to use it, than anyone in history. Information is power, and in Google's case, it's the power to influence and control virtually everything the Internet touches. Google's power is largely unchecked, unaccountable and grossly underestimated. Google is the Internet's lone superpower, the new master of the digital information universe. And Google's power depends almost entirely on the blind trust it has gained through masterful duplicity. Google routinely says one thing and does another.

    Cleland proves the world's #1 brand untrustworthy. He exposes the unethical company hiding behind a Don't Be Evil slogan. He uncovers Google's hidden political agenda. And he reveals how Google's famed mission to organize the world's information is destructive an...
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    Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign choose Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 16 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in InDesign. Designers will build a strong foundation of typographic, page layout, and document-construction skills that will enable them to produce a broad range of print and digital publications–from a simple postcard to an interactive Adobe PDF with form fields. The real-world tasks in this comprehensive book are presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format and are designed to train beginning Adobe InDesign users in the program–from fundamental features to powerful layout skills. This book can also help experienced InDesign users elevate their skills and learn about new features.

     

    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 ...
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    C++ How to Program presents leading-edge computing technologies in a friendly manner appropriate for introductory college course sequences, based on the curriculum recommendations of two key professional organizations–the ACM and the IEEE.

    The best-selling C++ How to Program is accessible to readers with little or no programming experience, yet comprehensive enough for the professional programmer. The Deitels’ signature live-code approach presents the concepts in the context of full working programs followed by sample executions. The early objects approach gets readers thinking about objects immediately–allowing them to more thoroughly master the concepts. Emphasis is placed on achieving program clarity and building well-engineered software. Interesting, entertaining, and challenging exercises encourage students to make a difference and use computers and the Internet to work on problems. To keep readers up-to-date with leading-edge computing technologies, the Tenth Edition conforms to the C++11 standard and the new C++14 standard.

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    This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ Guide to IT Technical Support, 9th Edition closely integrates the CompTIA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of updated hardware, security, virtualization, new coverage of cloud computing, Linux and Mac OS, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes online labs and the optional MindTap that includes online labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a profe...
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    Master the technical skills and industry know-how to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks with the completely updated NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 7E. You can prepare for success on CompTIA's Network+ N10-006 certification exam with fully mapped coverage of all objectives, including protocols, topologies, hardware, network design, and troubleshooting. This edition addresses today's latest technology with new features that make essential information easily accessible and help you visualize high-level concepts. New OSI layer icons visually link concepts and the OSI model. New and updated "On the Job" stories, Applying Concepts activities, Hands-On and Case Projects let you explore concepts in more depth. The NETWORK+ GUIDE TO NETWORKS, 7E's emphasis on real-world problem solving provides the tools you need to succeed in any computing environment....
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    Provide the latest information in database development

    Focusing on what leading database practitioners say are the most important aspects to database development, Modern Database Management presents sound pedagogy, and topics that are critical for the practical success of database professionals. The Twelfth Edition further facilitates learning with illustrations that clarify important concepts and new media resources that make some of the more challenging material more engaging. Also included are general updates and expanded material in the areas undergoing rapid change due to improved managerial practices, database design tools and methodologies, and database technology.  


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    Do you want to build web pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multi-column pages that adapt for mobile devices.

    Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards—including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.

    This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or brushing up on existing skills.

    • Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms
    • Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects
    • Learn about the new HTML5 elements, APIs, and CSS3 properties that are changing what you can do with web pages
    • Make your pages display well on mobile devices by creating a responsive web design
    • Lea...
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    For introductory courses in Computer Programming.

     

    The Fundamentals of Programming

    When it comes to programming, understanding the founding concepts can greatly improve student engagement and future success. In its Fourth Edition, Starting Out with Programming Logic and Design is a language-independent introductory programming book, ideal for a precursor programming course or the first unit of an introductory programming course. The text covers fundamental topics such as data types, variables, input, output, control structures, modules, functions, arrays, files, object-oriented concepts, GUI development, and event-driven programming.

     

    Designed for beginners, the text is clear and approachable, making the complex concepts accessible to every student. In this edition, Gaddis uses updated, contemporary examples to familiarize students with models and logical thought processes used in programming without further complicating them with language syntax. By using easy-to-understand pseudocode, flowcharts, and...
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    MAKE AN EXTRA $1000 PER MONTH IN JUST 5-10 HOURS PER WEEK

    Moonlighting on the Internet presents the most reliable and proven ways to create extra income for the short term and establish a continual revenue stream for the long term -- giving consideration to your time and lifestyle needs. Internet entrepreneur Shelby Larson does not encourage you to “make money from home in your underwear,” or present “the magic-bullet plan to making millions.” Instead, Larson shows you how to:

    • Assess your skills, resources, and goals
    • Evaluate the right profit path for you
    • Find clients, create proposals, manage projects, and set rates
    • Market your website using smart, high-quality content that ranks well
    • Generate traffic using display ads, retargeting, and other traffic drivers
    • Distribute content using social media, Q&A sites, and forums
    • Create sales funnels using proven traffic strategies and tactics
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    THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.

    Instructors know that Mike Markel’s Technical Communication will prepare their students for any workplace writing situation. No other text offers such a comprehensive introduction to the field while still delivering practical, effective support for students at every level. The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to reframe the work of technical communicators in the context of today’s highly collaborative, rapidly evolving digital practices. Fresh, social-media driven sample documents and coverage of the latest tools and technologies ensure that students work with the kinds of processes and products they’ll encounter on the job.

    The text is now accompanied and enhanced by LaunchPad for Technical Communication, an online course space with an interactive e-book, multimedia sample documents for analysis, tutorials on digital writing tools, a new test bank,...
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    For undergraduate and graduate courses in Accounting Information Systems (AIS).

     

    A market-leading text with the most comprehensive, flexible coverage of AIS available

    Accounting Information Systems, 14th Edition covers all of the most recent updates in AIS, including how developments in IT affect business processes and controls, the effect of recent regulatory developments on the design and operation of accounting systems, and how accountants can use the AIS to add value to an organization. Not only will readers see how AIS has changed the role of an accountant, but they’ll also be prepared for a successful accounting career in public practice, industry, or government.

     

     

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    This is the second edition of John Zelle's Python Programming, updated for Python 3. This book is designed to be used as the primary textbook in a college-level first course in computing. It takes a fairly traditional approach, emphasizing problem solving, design, and programming as the core skills of computer science. However, these ideas are illustrated using a non-traditional language, namely Python.

    Although Python is used as the language, teaching Python is not the main point of this book. Rather, Python is used to illustrate fundamental principles of design and programming that apply in any language or computing environment. In some places, I have purposely avoided certain Python features and idioms that are not generally found in other languages....
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    Java For Everyone, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to Java and computer programming, which focuses on the principles of programming, software engineering, and effective learning. It is designed for a one-semester, mixed-major, first course in programming.

    Nobody supports your desire to teach students good programming skills like Cay Horstmann. Active in both the classroom and the software industry, Horstmann knows that meticulous coding-not shortcuts-is the base upon which great programmers are made. Using an innovative visual design that leads students step-by-step through intricacies of Java programming, Java For Everyone, 2nd Edition instills confidence in beginning programmers and confidence leads to success.

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    If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.

    Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.

    Selected topics include:

    • The filesystem and shell
    • File creation and editing
    • Text manipulation and pipelines
    • Backups and remote storage
    • Viewing and controlling processes
    • User account management
    • Becoming the superuser
    • Network connections
    • Audio and video
    • Installing software
    • Programming with shell scripts
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    Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2017 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator. Build a strong foundation for working with Adobe Illustrator CC by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to more free-form painting, you’ll gain vital Illustrator skills as you progress through the lessons.

     

    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 ful...
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    Premium Double-Sided Dust Jacket: Features a unique cover design on the exterior and an interior that showcases additional artwork from Bungie.

    One of Three Deluxe, Collectible Covers: Beneath the premium dust jacket, each hardbound cover features one of three special designs based on the Hunter, Warlock, or Titan.

    A Special Message for Fans: This Collector’s Edition guide features a foreword written by the Game Director of Destiny 2.

    Art Gallery: A collection of artwork and concepts from the creators at Bungie.

    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 ...
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    Discover how to maximize the advantages that the latest version of Microsoft Office offers with the focused approach found in MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: INTRODUCTORY. This new edition is part of the acclaimed Shelly Cashman Series that has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students like you. MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: INTRODUCTORY continues the Series' strong history of innovation with an enhanced learning approach to address your needs, no matter what your learning style. A trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach encourages you to expand your understanding of Microsoft Office 2016 through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. This new edition delivers the most effective educational materials specifically designed to engage, improve retention, and prepare you for success....
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    Go way beyond paper airplanes--with gliders you can control!

    Paper airplanes are designed to be built and tossed. The walkalong gliders in this book are designed to let you actually pilot them as you push them along on a wave of air. Become an accomplished glider designer and aviator with this do-it-yourself guide. Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with hundreds of photographs show you how to build six different types of controllable gliders. All the materials you need can be found around the house or purchased very inexpensively. Each design comes with specific instructions on how to climb and turn, from the simple paper airplane designs to handling the Jumbo's four-foot wingspan.

    Inside you'll find:

    • Step-by-step instructions for building six unique walkalong gliders
      • Tumblewing
      • Paper airplane surfer
      • X-surfer
      • Jumbo
      • Butterfly glider
      • Baby bug
    • Guidance on how to gracefully take off, maintain altitude, steer, maneuver, and land your creations
    • Tips for putting on fun competitions at school or in your neighborhood
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    Getting mixed signals in your signals and systems course?

    The concepts covered in a typical signals and systems course are often considered by engineering students to be some of the most difficult to master. Thankfully, Signals & Systems For Dummies is your intuitive guide to this tricky course, walking you step-by-step through some of the more complex theories and mathematical formulas in a way that is easy to understand.

    From Laplace Transforms to Fourier Analyses, Signals & Systems For Dummies explains in plain English the difficult concepts that can trip you up. Perfect as a study aid or to complement your classroom texts, this friendly, hands-on guide makes it easy to figure out the fundamentals of signal and system analysis.

    • Serves as a useful tool for electrical and computer engineering students looking to grasp signal and system analysis
    • Provides helpful explanations of complex concepts and techniques related to signals and systems
    • Includes worked-through examples of real-world applications using Python, an open-source software tool, as well as a custom function module written for the book
    • Brings you u...
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    Unleash Your Inner Mechanical Mastermind

    Welcome to the wondrous world of Thomas Willeford, aka Lord Archibald "Feathers" Featherstone, in which he shares his closely guarded secrets of Steampunkery. Filled with do-it-yourself projects, Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts shows you how to build exquisite, ingenious contraptions on a budget.

    Learn from Lord Featherstone as he distills his wealth of hard-learned skills, describes how to use the readily available tools of the modern mad scientist, and expounds on the art and philosophy of scavenging unique components and raw materials. The perfect companion for the hobbyist and advanced machinist alike, this inventive volume will guide you through the creation of your very own infernal devices.

    Get steamed with these provocative projects:

    • Aetheric ray deflector solid brass goggles
    • Calibrated indicator gauges
    • Ferromagnetic self-scribing automated encyclopedia (or, the Steampunk book drive)
    • High voltage electro-static cannon (or, the lamp gun)
    • Tesla-pod chrono-static insulating field generator (or, the mobile device enclosure)<...
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    BUILD ALL-NEW FIENDISHLY FUN ELECTRONICS PROJECTS!

    Spark your creativity with this wickedly inventive guide. Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, is filled with completely new, amped-up projects that will shock and amaze, such as super-big Tesla coils, lasers, plasma devices, and electrokinetics contraptions.

    Using affordable, easy-to-find components and equipment, each do-it-yourself project begins with information on safety, the difficulty level, practical uses for the gadget, and the tools needed to complete the project. You’ll gain valuable skills while enjoying hours of rewarding--and slightly twisted--fun!

    Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition:

    • Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations
    • Provides full schematic and construction details for every project
    • Covers the scientific principles behind the projects
    • Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed along with sources

    Build these and other devious devices:

    • Automatic programmable charger
    • Full-feature plasma driver
    • Capac...
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    A dozen fiendishly fun projects for the Raspberry Pi!

    This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to create all kinds of entertaining and practical projects with Raspberry Pi operating system and programming environment. In Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius, you’ll learn how to build a Bluetooth-controlled robot, a weather station, home automation and security controllers, a universal remote, and even a minimalist website. You’ll also find out how to establish communication between Android devices and the RasPi.

    Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout makes following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.

    Build these and other devious devices:

    • LED blinker
    • MP3 player
    • Camera controller
    • Bluetooth robot
    • Earthquake detector
    • Home automation controller
    • Weather station
    • Home security controller
    • RFID door latch
    • Remote power controller
    • Radon detector

    Make...
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    Get Your Move On!

    In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project.

    This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide.

    Discover how to:

    • Find and select materials
    • Fasten and join parts
    • Measure force, friction, and torque
    • Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy
    • Create and control motion
    • Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs
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    World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland are but two examples. Europe was at war with itself, and the effect on Western civilization was profound, its repercussions felt even today.

    World War I saw the introduction of modern technology into the military arena: The tank, airplane, machine gun, submarine, and -- most lethal of all -- poison gas, all received their first widespread use. Professor Stokesbury analyzes these technological innovations and the war's complex military campaigns in lucid detail. At the same time he discusses the great political events that unfolded during the war, such as the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty, putting the social and political side of the war into the context of modern European history.

    A Short History of World War I is the first history of this war to be written in twenty years. It incorporates ...
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    Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy

    Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising film studio from its shaky beginnings in the early twentieth century through its ascent to the pinnacle of Hollywood influence and popularity. The Warner Brothers—Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack—arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants, yet they founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood.
     
    David Thomson provides fascinating and original interpretations of Warner Brothers pictures from the pioneering talkie The Jazz Singer through black-and-white musicals, gangster movies, and such dramatic romances as Casablanca, East of Eden, and Bonnie and Clyde. He recounts the storied exploits of the studio’s larger-than-life stars, among them Al Jolson, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Doris Day, and Bugs Bunny. The Warner brothers’ cultural impact was so profound, Thomson writes, that their studio became “one of the en...
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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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    Amazon Great Deal: You can read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device.



    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 do you use i...
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    Big Data Diaries is a short ebook to understand the high level concepts of the world of big data. Written in a precise and easy to understand manner, this book will be beneficial for anyone who is willing to start learning big data from scratch, or for those who want to refresh their concepts of important big data technologies. This is a work in progress, and more articles will be added continuously, to help the users grow their knowledge of the current techniques....
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    Forty-five colorable images from the fantastical world of The Witcher!

    Journey along with Geralt, Ciri, Triss, Yennefer, Roach, Shani, and all of your favorite Witcher characters in a variety of fantastic settings . . . all inspired by the hit video game franchise with The Witcher Adult Coloring Book. Featuring uniquely designed and highly detailed black and white illustrations inspired by the games; this compilation of exquisitely crafted images is a must-have for Witcher fans worldwide!...
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    A Library Journal Best Book of 2015
    A NPR Great Read of 2015

    The Internet in Russia is either the most efficient totalitarian tool or the device by which totalitarianism will be overthrown. Perhaps both.

    On the eighth floor of an ordinary-looking building in an otherwise residential district of southwest Moscow, in a room occupied by the Federal Security Service (FSB), is a box the size of a VHS player marked SORM. The Russian government's front line in the battle for the future of the Internet, SORM is the world's most intrusive listening device, monitoring e-mails, Internet usage, Skype, and all social networks.

    But for every hacker subcontracted by the FSB to interfere with Russia's antagonists abroad—such as those who, in a massive denial-of-service attack, overwhelmed the entire Internet in neighboring Estonia—there is a radical or an opportunist who is using the web to chip away at the power of the state at home.

    Drawing from scores of interviews personally conducted with numerous prominent officials in the Ministry of Communications and web-savvy activists challenging the state, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan peel...
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    Entirely updated for the new year and beyond including new topics: Podcasts on Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and the Apple HomePod, Adam Curry's Podcaster Pro, new models for marketing your Podcast, and more ...

    HOW TO PODCAST IN JUST 4 SIMPLE STEPS

    Don’t waste time learning how to podcast like an audio nerd. Launch your podcast TODAY in just four simple steps. Make your podcast FAST and get it to your target audience NOW.

    Podcasting today is easier than ever before, but it takes more than technology to create a successful podcast. Over the last ten years, I have launched dozens of podcasts for my clients. Most have reached number one in their category. Some even reached top ten in all of iTunes. My simple 4 step process has been proven to work time and time again. I know what it takes to get a podcast out quickly, and how to design your podcast for maximum audience response.

    I believe in building systems and products that work for regular people and superstars alike. In this book, I’ll walk you through the very same steps I’ve used to create podcasting success for myself and my clients. Plus, I’ll teach you how to make a podcas...
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    Technical Knowledge Alone Isn't Enough - Increase Your 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.

    As John invested in these skills his career took off, and he became a highly paid, highly sought-after developer and consultant.

    Today John helps more than 1.4 million programmers every year to increase their income by developing this unique blend of skills.

    "If you're a developer, green or a veteran, you owe it to yourself to read The Complete Software Developers Career Guide." - Jason Down, Platform Developer, Ontario, Canada

    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 w...
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    Discover guidance on hiring IT support and buying technology that no one else dares to publish. This book is for bankers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, and other related professionals that struggle with Information Technology (IT) support.

    The conventional wisdom for operating with technology is dated by 15 - 20 years. Besides your real job of taking care of clients, the main thing any business owner wants from IT is reliable business systems at a reasonable cost.

    Without knowing the secrets to streamline your technology, the entire IT industry and a flawed technology strategy is working against business owners like you – unexpectedly draining cash flow and exposing you to untold risk, reputation damage, and potentially even bankruptcy. So, learn these secrets!...
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    The book that gives creative writers the tools they need to master their writing process with Scrivener.

    If you’ve ever been intimidated by Scrivener, set your fears to rest.

    Scrivener Superpowers is not just another how-to-use-software book. It’s an entertaining, easy-to-read, and deeply helpful guide to take your story from concept to completion using the most cutting-edge writing program available.

    Yes, it will teach you how to use many of Scrivener's features with screenshots and illustrations. More importantly, however, it will show you how each feature can be applied to the creative writing process to maximize...
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    "What Ryan Levesque has done is give you the art and the science behind figuring out EXACTLY what your prospects want... and then delivering it via an incredibly effective sales process. Buy this book and put the formula to work in your business - the results speak for themselves."
    - Jeff Walker, #1 NY Times bestselling author of "Launch"

    "I am going to put the brilliant advice Ryan presents in Askto work immediately. This is the most innovative, practical and useful business book I have read in years."
    - Reid Tracy, CEO Hay House, Inc.

    "Before you finish the first third of the book, you'll be eager to jump ahead and implement his process immediately - it's that powerful!"
    - Annie Hyman Pratt, former CEO of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and CEO of IMPAQ Entrepreneur Business Execution Systems

    "Ask may be the most important book written for anyone who sells products or services directly to consumers since Breakthrough Advertising was published in 1966. Ryan Levesque will go down in history as the marketer who used his background to change the way products and servi...
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    There is no doubt that the mobile gaming market is currently on its boom, as every other day a new innovative game is launched that completely revolutionizes the market. One such game that has revamped the mobile gaming industry is Subway Surfers, if you have been living under a rock for the past few years and do not know what this game is all about then you have come to the right place.

    This game revolves around a character that is vandalizing a subway station and is caught red handed by an inspector and his crazy dog. So, what do you do when you are caught red handed by the authority? You run as fast as you can in the opposite direction and this is what this game is all about. This endless running game has cemented its position in the mobile gaming industry for quite some time now due to the vibrant aesthetic facet of the game and due to the fact that nothing beats running away from the authorities!

    This game was released back in 24 May 2012 and since then has come a very long way. By 2015 this game had achieved over 1 Billion downloads! Yes, you read that right; 1 billion people from all around the world using different platforms have downloaded ...
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    Metroid: Samus Returns: Prima Official Guide cover
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    Complete Walkthrough: Traverse the Metroid-infested planet SR388 using the most effective strategies, with tips and tricks straight from Metroid experts!

    All Collectible Items: We show you how to get every weapon, ability upgrade, and power-up.

    Detailed Maps: Our maps are distinctly illustrated to help you navigate every area and find every secret.

    Exhaustive Enemy Database: We cover the behavior patterns and weaknesses of every foe in the game. Never be caught off guard!

    Unlockables: Unlock all endings, bonus content, 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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    The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone cover
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    From the former chief economist of the FCC, a remarkable history of the U.S. government’s regulation of the airwaves

    Popular legend has it that before the Federal Radio Commission was established in 1927, the radio spectrum was in chaos, with broadcasting stations blasting powerful signals to drown out rivals. In this fascinating and entertaining history, Thomas Winslow Hazlett, a distinguished scholar in law and economics, debunks the idea that the U.S. government stepped in to impose necessary order. Instead, regulators blocked competition at the behest of incumbent interests and, for nearly a century, have suppressed innovation while quashing out-of-the-mainstream viewpoints.
     
    Hazlett details how spectrum officials produced a “vast wasteland” that they publicly criticized but privately protected. The story twists and turns, as farsighted visionaries—and the march of science—rise to challenge the old regime. Over decades, reforms to liberate the radio spectrum have generated explosive progress, ushering in the “smartphone revolution,” ubiquitous social media, and the amazing wireless world now emerging. Still, the author argues, the b...
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    Hacking: Computer Hacking Beginners Guide How to Hack Wireless Network, Basic Security and Penetration Testing, Kali Linux, Your First Hack cover
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    SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICING: $0.99! Regularly priced: $3.99 $5.99. Get this Amazing #1 Amazon Top Release - Great Deal! You can read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device.



    This book will teach you how you can protect yourself from most common hacking attacks -- by knowing how hacking actually works! After all, in order to prevent your system from being compromised, you need to stay a step ahead of any criminal hacker. You can do that by learning how to hack and how to do a counter-hack.



    Within this book are techniques and tools that are used by both criminal and ethical hackers – all the things that you will find here will show you how information security can be compromised and how you can identify an attack in a system that you are trying to protect. At the same time, you will also learn how you can minimise any damage in your system or stop an ongoing attack.


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    With Hacking: Computer Hacking Beginners Guide…, you'll learn everything you need to know to enter the secretive world of computer hacking. It provides a complete o...
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    The Console: A nostalgic celebration and exploration of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in all its 16-bit glory.

    The Games: Discover everything you’ve always wanted to know about some of the most beloved SNES games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2!

    The History:  Learn about the SNES development and the visionaries behind this groundbreaking console.

    The Legacy:  An in-depth look at how the SNES has left its mark on the gaming industry, and how its legacy continues.

    The Memories: Featuring a plethora of fan art, music, and more, this book is a love letter to playing with Super Power!

    Speedrunning Tips:  Some of the best speedrunners around share their tips and strategies for getting the best times in these beloved classic games.

    Exclusive Foreword: Written by Reggie Fils-Aimé, President and COO of Nintendo of America.

    Collectible hardback version with slipcase.

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    Imperio Freelance: Guía práctica para diseñadores y creativos freelance que quieren elegir a sus clientes (Diseño gráfico, Marketing y Emprendedores) (Spanish Edition) cover
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    DESCUENTO ESPECIAL DE LANZAMIENTO POR TIEMPO LIMITADO. Adquiere tu copia de Imperio Freelance por sólo 0,99€ (en lugar de 9,99€) antes de que suba de precio el martes 25 de julio de 2017.

    Manual sobre estrategias de negocio orientado al profesional freelance que vende servicios creativos: diseño gráfico, diseño web, diseño UX/UI, maquetación editorial, marketing, ilustración, lettering, copywriting, redacción, fotografía, desarrollo de apps, programación, etc.

    Este libro va a cambiar la percepción social que existe sobre los diseñadores freelance para que sean mejor valorados.” - Samantha Lukesh, diseñadora e ilustradora freelance.

    Cobrar lo que te mereces y elegir a tus clientes como diseñador gráfico o diseñador web freelance es posible.

    Emprender no es fácil. Como creativo freelance tus ingresos dependen de los servicios que prestas a tus clientes y por eso sientes que necesitas aceptar trabajos mal pagados para poder facturar cada mes. Te repites continuamente que sólo es una fase temporal y que, al fin y al cabo es trabajo y no te puedes quejar.

    Te apasiona tu profesión, pero sientes que no...
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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.

    As John invested in these skills his career took off, and he became a highly paid, highly sought-after developer and consultant.

    Today John helps more than 1.4 million programmers every year to increase their income by developing this unique blend of skills.

    "If you're a developer, green or a veteran, you owe it to yourself to read The Complete Software Developers Career Guide." - Jason Down, Platform Developer, Ontario, Canada

    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 confid...
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    Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are proud to present the third installment of their bestselling World of Warcraft Chronicle series!

    Like its predecessors, Volume III features beautiful full-color artwork by Peter Lee, Emily Chen, Stanton Feng, and other fan-favorite artists, as well as intricately detailed maps and spot art by Joseph Lacroix. Bolster your knowledge of Warcraft lore with this striking third volume!...
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    No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn't so bright anymore: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests.

    Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states' ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril. Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict - ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war - but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At sta...
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    “A charming account of one of the twentieth century’s most distinguished scientists…Readers will enjoy this portrait of a modern-day Da Vinci.” —Fortune

    The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded.

    Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed a fleet of customized unicycles and a flamethrowing trumpet, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called “the Magna Carta of the Information Age.” His discoveries would lead contemporaries to compare him to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. His work anticipated by decades the world we’d be living in today—and gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass.

    In this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman reveal Claude Shannon’s full story for the first time. It’s the story of a small-town Michigan boy whose ...
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    Unlock the potential of Amazon Echo.

    "Amazon Echo Essentials" is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-read book on the Amazon Echo! 

    What's inside?

    In this book you will learn:

    • How to setup your Echo
    • The best skills to use with your Echo
    • How to use your Echo to control your smart home
    • An in-depth look into all the features in the Alexa app
    • How to most effectively set up your Flash briefing and sports updates.
    • Tips on the best practical applications for your Echo
    • How to set up IFTTT so that your Alexa can control anything
    • Troubleshooting and security advice
    • A FREE PDF Bonus
    • And so much more!

    You won't be disappointed. 

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    A New York Times–bestselling author’s “superbly reported” account of the dismantling of the world’s largest corporation (The Washington Post).

    Written by the two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Ghost Wars and Private Empire, The Deal of the Century chronicles the decade-long war for control of AT&T.
     
    When the US Department of Justice brought an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T in 1974, the telecommunications giant held a monopoly on phone service throughout the country. Over the following decade, an army of lawyers, executives, politicians, and judges spent countless hours clashing over what amounted to the biggest corporate breakup in American history. From boardroom to courtroom, Steve Coll untangles the myriad threads of this complex and critical case and gives readers “an excellent behind-the-scenes look” at the human drama involved in the remaking of an entire industry (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
     
    Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “rich, intricate and convincing,” The Deal of the Century is the definitive narrative of a momentous turning poin...
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    Microsoft Power BI, including Power Pivot and Power Query, are a set of free add-ons to Excel that allow users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before.
    This book, printed in full-gorgeous color, gives you an overview of Power BI, Power Pivot and Power Query, and then dives into DAX formulas, the core capability of Power Pivot. Always from the perspective of the Excel audience.
    Written by the world's foremost Power BI bloggers and practitioners, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce
    This book includes lessons on:-
    • difference between calculated columns and measures
    • how formulas can be reused across reports of completely different shapes
    • how to merge disjointed sets of data into unified reports
    • how to make certain columns in a pivot behave as if the pivot were filtered while ...
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    Updated edition of best-selling guide for PHR and SPHR candidates

    The demand for qualified human resources professionals is on the rise. The new Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exams from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) reflect the evolving industry standards for determining competence in the field of HR. This new edition of the leading PHR/SPHR Study Guide reflects those changes. Serving as an ideal resource for HR professionals who are seeking to validate their skills and knowledge, this updated edition helps those professionals prepare for these challenging exams.

    • Features study tools that are designed to reinforce understanding of key functional areas
    • Provides access to bonus materials, including a practice exam for the PHR as well as one for the SPHR. Also includes flashcards and ancillary PDFs
    • Addresses key topics such as strategic management, workforce planning and employment, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations

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    See the world differently through your new Nikon D5300

    Your new Nikon D5300 digital SLR camera represents something about you. It shows that you want something more than a point-and-shoot camera has to offer. You want to take better photos. You want more control. You don't want to rely on editing to make beautiful photographs. Well, there's good news-you now have the right tool to make that happen! Now you need to learn how to use it. The Nikon D5300 has more features and expanded capabilities, and offers you more options for shooting in different situations. Taking advantage of the full complement of controls and settings gives you the power to capture images in new and imaginative ways.

    Nikon D5300 For Dummies is your ultimate guide to using your new DSLR to its utmost capability. Author Julie Adair King brings her vast experience both as a veteran photographer and a photography teacher to you in this full-color, easy to follow Nikon D5300 guide. Nikon D5300 For Dummies contains more information that you would typically get in a basic photography course, plus information specific to the camera. Over 200 full-color images help illustrate co...
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    Break out your reading glasses—iPad instructions for seniors are here

    Why should the kids have all the fun? If you're ready to catch up on the latest technology, getting an iPad is a great first step. They're immensely popular tablets, and you're about to discover why! Using a larger font for both the text and its full-color figures, iPad For Seniors For Dummies makes it faster and easier to keep connected in your golden years.

    With this book to guide you, you'll soon be using your iPad to instantly stay in touch with loved ones, share family photos, surf the web, keep up with social media, stay on schedule with your Calendar, keep electronic grocery lists handy, and so much more.

    • Navigate the screen and the built-in apps
    • Use email, messaging, and FaceTime to stay in touch with family and friends
    • Capture your memories with the camera
    • Read newspapers and books, watch TV and movies, and keep sharp with fun games

    So, now it's time to 'wow' your friends—and even your grandkids—by showing them you're hip to the latest technology trends....
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    A full-color guide to Nikon's exciting new entry-level dSLR

    With its large 24.2 megapixel sensor, full HD video recording capability, and wireless options, the Nikon D3200 is very appealing! This full-color guide assumes no prior digital photography or dSLR knowledge and helps you start taking great pictures with your new Nikon right from the beginning. Popular author and photography instructor Julie Adair King shows you how to use all the settings, manage playback options, take control with manual modes, work with video, and edit and share your images. It's like a personal course in beginning dSLR photography.

    • New dSLR users will quickly gain skills and confidence with the step-by-step, colorfully illustrated instructions in this beginner's guide to the Nikon D3200 camera
    • Explains how to use all the new features of the Nikon D3200, including a 24-megapixel sensor, 11 autofocus points, 4 frame-per-second shooting, full HD video capabilities, and a WiFi feature that lets you control the camera remotely or preview images on your smartphone
    • Covers auto and manual modes, playback options, working with exposure and focus, shooting...
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    In this practical guide, CSS expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced CSS developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems.

    Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.

    Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:

    • Backgrounds and Borders
    • Shapes
    • Visual Effects
    • Typography
    • User Experience
    • Structure and Layout
    • Transitions and Animations
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    What’s your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it’s simply anywhere you’re in control of the lighting. In a perfect world, where every day is a breezy 72 degrees with partial cloud coverage, we would all have a 5,000-square-foot studio–and the entire catalog of B&H™ in our equipment lockups.

     

    But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses (which took you several years to save up for), and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the empty conference room at your office. That’s where Studio Anywhere comes in. With photographer Nick Fancher as your guide, you’ll learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, a test shoot with a model, or a promo shoot with a band, you’ll discover that most of the time, there’s no need for an expensive studio–you just have to get creative.

     

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    A comprehensive guide to the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D camera written by bestselling For Dummies author Julie Adair King

    Expert author and photography instructor Julie Adair King is exactly who you want to explain Canon's hot new Rebel T5i/700D camera for you. Her friendly, step-by-step style - honed to a fine point from helping over 300,000 readers use their cameras - will have you snapping great shots on the new Rebel in no time. Find all the info you need, backed by clear images of camera controls and menus, so you know exactly what she's explaining, when she's explaining it. More than 300 fabulous full-color photos help you see what you and your DSLR Rebel T5i/700D can achieve.

    • Canon's EOS Rebel T5i/700D is an entry-level DSLR camera from Canon and features an 18 megapixel sensor, full 1080 video capability, 5fps shooting, and a 3-inch viewscreen
    • Covers how to shoot in Auto mode, manage playback, organize your images, and get better results from exposure, lighting, focus and color
    • Gives you professional editing tricks and offers plenty of beautiful full-color images so you can see what you can achieve
    • Popul...
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    Take professional-quality photos with your Canon EOS 80D

    Your Canon EOS 80D gives you pro-level photo power. All you need is some know-how about your camera's capabilities and a little experience to start capturing brag-worthy photos—and the expert tips and tricks inside get you there in a flash. Essentially a photography class in a book, Canon EOS 80D For Dummies offers plain-English explanations of your camera's settings, how to shoot in auto mode, ways to get creative with exposure settings, ideas for getting artistic, and so much more.

    Complemented with inspiring full-color examples and simple photo 'recipes' for getting better portraits and close-up images, this hands-on guide covers the gamut of how to use your Canon EOS 80D like the pros. In no time, you'll get up to speed on making sense of your camera's menus and functions, capturing first shots in auto mode, adjusting exposure settings, taking control of focus and color, shooting action shots, sharing your photos, and everything else in between.

    • Gain photography skills while learning your camera's controls
    • Build the confidence to apply pro techniques when you shoot
    • F...
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    Covers 100% of exam objectives, including explaining the functions and applications of various network devices, using appropriate monitoring tools, implementing network hardening techniques, troubleshooting and resolving common wireless issues, and much more...
    Includes interactive online learning environment and study tools with:

    + 2 custom practice exams

    + More than 100 Electronic Flashcards

    + Searchable key term glossary

    Your complete guide to preparing for CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-006

    The CompTIA Network+ Study Guide, 3rd Edition is your one-stop resource for complete coverage of Exam N10-006. This Sybex Study Guide covers 100% of all exam N10-006 objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content including, assessment tests that check exam readiness, objective map, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, key topic exam essentials, and challenging chapter review questions. Reinforce what you have learned with the exclusive Sybex online learning environment and test bank, accessible across multiple devices. Get prepared for the CompTIA Network+ exam with Sybex. ...
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    EVE: Source is your comprehensive source book and visual guide to the gargantuan universe experienced in EVE Online and DUST 514! Developed in close collaboration with the EVE and DUST 514 creative teams, this beautiful 184-page, full-color hardcover will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE through stunning artwork and never-before-released material detailing the settings, stories, races, and factions of the EVE universe.

    * A beautifully designed resource chronicling one of gaming's most massive, dynamic universes!

    * MMORPG.com's Game of the Year 2009–2011!

    * 2014 marks the entry of EVE Online into its second decade!...
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    What’s so special about design patterns?

    At any given moment, someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. And, chances are, someone else has already solved your problem. This edition of Head First Design Patterns—now updated for Java 8—shows you the tried-and-true, road-tested patterns used by developers to create functional, elegant, reusable, and flexible software. By the time you finish this book, you’ll be able to take advantage of the best design practices and experiences of those who have fought the beast of software design and triumphed.

    What’s so special about this book?

    We think your time is too valuable to spend struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Design Patterns uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

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    Take your best shot with your new Nikon D3300

    Congratulations on your new Nikon D3300 DSLR! You probably want to get shooting right away, but first you need to know some basics about the controls and functions. Nikon D3300 For Dummies is your ultimate guide to your new camera, packed with everything you need to know to start taking beautiful photographs right out of the gate. Author Julie Adair King draws on a decade of experience in photography instruction, specifically Nikon and Canon, to walk you through the basics and get you started off on the right foot.

    Your new Nikon D3300 offers full control over exposure settings, but it also includes pre-sets and auto mode options for beginners. Nikon D3300 For Dummies guides you through the specifics of each setting, and teaches you how to determine what controls work best in a given situation. Written specifically for the Nikon D3300, the book discusses only the controls and capabilities available on your model, and shows you where to find them and how to use them. Topics include:

    • Shooting in auto mode, playback options, and basic troubleshooting
    • Working with light, focus, ...
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    The Definitive Java Programming Guide

    Fully updated for Java SE 8, Java: The Complete Reference, Ninth Edition explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles, as well as significant portions of the Java API library. JavaBeans, servlets, applets, and Swing are examined and real-world examples demonstrate Java in action. New Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions, the stream library, and the default interface method are discussed in detail. This Oracle Press resource also offers a solid introduction to JavaFX.

    Coverage includes:

    • Data types, variables, arrays, and operators
    • Control statements
    • Classes, objects, and methods
    • Method overloading and overriding
    • Inheritance
    • Interfaces and packages
    • Exception handling
    • Multithreaded programming
    • Enumerations, autoboxing, and annotations
    • The I/O classes
    • Generics
    • Lambda expressions
    • String handling
    • The Collections Framework
    • Networking
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    101 Labs for the Cisco CCNA Exam: Exam - 200-125 CCNA - 100-105 ICND1- 200-105 ICND2 cover
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    Just knowing the theory is no longer enough to pass your Cisco CCENT or CCNA exams.

    During a grueling 90 minute exam you are now hit with several ‘live’ network issues to either configure or troubleshoot. It is estimated that over 80% of exam failures are due to missing vital marks on the practical element which counts heavily towards your final score. Don’t let that happen to you.

    101 Labs for the Cisco CCNA Exam will help you quickly and easily gain the hands on skill and speed to get you through the CCNA and CCENT exams and in fact, well past CCNA level.

    These labs have been compiled by two of the most experienced Cisco engineers in the IT industry. Let them share with you their insider tips and secrets to effective Cisco router and switch configuration. This best selling guide has been revised and updated to prepare you for the new Cisco exams:

    - 200-125 CCNA - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
    - 100-105 ICND1 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
    - 200-105 ICND2 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

    All syllabus topics are covered inclu...
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    Join over 250,000 IT professionals who've earned Security+ certification

    If you're an IT professional hoping to progress in your career, then you know that the CompTIA Security+ exam is one of the most valuable certifications available. Since its introduction in 2002, over a quarter million professionals have achieved Security+ certification, itself a springboard to prestigious certifications like the CASP, CISSP, and CISA. The CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: SY0-401 covers 100% of the Security+ exam objectives, with clear and concise information on crucial security topics.

    You'll find everything you need to prepare for the 2014 version of the Security+ certification exam, including insight from industry experts on a wide range of IT security topics. Readers also get access to a robust set of learning tools, featuring electronic flashcards, assessment tests, robust practice test environment, with hundreds of practice questions, and electronic flashcards.

    • CompTIA authorized and endorsed
    • Includes updates covering the latest changes to the exam, including better preparation for real-world applications
    • Covers key topics li...
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    Take your data analysis and Excel programming skills to new heights

    In order to take Excel to the next level, you need to understand and implement the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This 4th edition of Excel VBA Programming For Dummies introduces you to a wide array of new Excel options, beginning with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor. Inside, you'll get the lowdown on the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel, discover techniques for handling errors and exterminating bugs, working with range objects, controlling program flow, and much more.

    With the release of Microsoft Office 2016, Excel will see changes in its operating system, and this fun, hands-on guide will make it easier than ever to harness the power of Visual Basic for Applications and create custom applications and macros on the world's most popular spreadsheet tool. Packed with friendly advice on the easiest ways to develop custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus, you'll be creating Excel applications custom-fit to your unique needs in no time at all!

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    Apply software-inspired management concepts to accelerate modern marketing

    In many ways, modern marketing has more in common with the software profession than it does with classic marketing management. As surprising as that may sound, it's the natural result of the world going digital. Marketing must move faster, adapt more quickly to market feedback, and manage an increasingly complex set of customer experience touchpoints. All of these challenges are shaped by the dynamics of software—from the growing number of technologies in our own organizations to the global forces of the Internet at large.

    But you can turn that to your advantage. And you don't need to be technical to do it.

    Hacking Marketing will show you how to conquer those challenges by adapting successful management frameworks from the software industry to the practice of marketing for any business in a digital world. You'll learn about agile and lean management methodologies, innovation techniques used by high-growth technology companies that any organization can apply, pragmatic approaches for scaling up marketing in a fragmented and constantly shifting environment, and st...
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    The NEW Rulebook for Entrepreneurial Success

    What's the surest way to startup failure? Follow old, outdated rules. 

    In Content Inc., one of today's most sought-after content-marketing strategists reveals a new model for entrepreneurial success. Simply put, it's about developing valuable content, building an audience around that content, and then creating a product for that audience.
    Notice a shift? 

    Author Joe Pulizzi flips the traditional entrepreneurial approach of first creating a product and then trying to find customers. It's a brilliant reverse-engineering of a model that rarely succeeds.

    The radical six-step business-building process revealed in this book is smart, simple, practical, and cost-effective. And best of all, it works. It's a strategy Pulizzi used to build his own successful company, Content Marketing Institute, which has landed on Inc. magazine's list of fastest growing private companies for three years straight.  It's also a strategy countless other entrepreneurs use to build their own multi-million dollar companies.  Build an audience and you'll be able to sell pretty much anyth...
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    In-universe texts that take fans deep into the lore of The Elder Scrolls Online, featuring in-game texts on factions, landscapes, creatures, heroes, and the villainous forces of Molag Bal.

    For the first time in print, step into the fantasy world of The Elder Scrolls Online. Tales of Tamriel - Vol. II: The Lore takes readers on adventure throughout the war-torn landscapes and battlefields of Tamriel, featuring a horde of in-game texts and exclusive artwork. Lavishly bound and produced, this series of books is the definitive guide to lore from theElder Scrolls Online....
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    HOME IS WHERE THE WAR IS
     
    America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son.

    The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. Communications, weapons, and defense systems are rendered useless; thousands perish as vehicles suddenly lose power and passenger jets plummet to the ground. 

    Fleeing the chaos of Los Angeles, Walker discovers that although America’s military has been scattered, its fighting spirit remains. Walker joins the soldiers as they head east across the desert, battling Korean patrols—and soon finds his own mission. Walker reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells via guerrilla radio.  

    But Walker’s broadcasts have also reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to hunt the Voice of Freedom and crush the ever-growing Resistance ...
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    Build a better defense against motivated, organized, professional attacks

    Advanced Penetration Testing: Hacking the World's Most Secure Networks takes hacking far beyond Kali linux and Metasploit to provide a more complex attack simulation. Featuring techniques not taught in any certification prep or covered by common defensive scanners, this book integrates social engineering, programming, and vulnerability exploits into a multidisciplinary approach for targeting and compromising high security environments. From discovering and creating attack vectors, and moving unseen through a target enterprise, to establishing command and exfiltrating data—even from organizations without a direct Internet connection—this guide contains the crucial techniques that provide a more accurate picture of your system's defense. Custom coding examples use VBA, Windows Scripting Host, C, Java, JavaScript, Flash, and more, with coverage of standard library applications and the use of scanning tools to bypass common defensive measures.

    Typical penetration testing consists of low-level hackers attacking a system with a list of known vulnerabilities, and defenders preventing...
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    "[The authors explain] gently yet firmly exactly how the internet threatens established ways and what can and cannot be done about it. Their book should be required for anyone who wishes to believe that nothing much has changed." -- The Wall Street Journal

    "Packed with examples, from the nimble-footed who reacted quickly to adapt their businesses, to laggards who lost empires." -- Financial Times

    Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix's House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had gathered about subscribers' preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice.

    In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV ind...
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    Your fun guide to digital photography with any device

    Whether you're shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it's possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won't find in your camera's manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words!

    No longer a hobby or profession limited to those with access to fancy and expensive equipment, digital photography is all around us. But if you want to take your shoots a bit more seriously and produce images you'd be proud enough to give as gifts or decorate your home, this friendly guide has you covered. From figuring out how to make the most of your camera's settings to applying exposure tricks the pros use all the time, frame-worthy digital photos are a page—and a click—away.

    • Interpret your camera's settings and apply them for better photos
    • Shoot better portra...
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    Bitcoin is nothing more than a wildly speculative trading vehicle with a currency façade. Even most vendors who "accept bitcoin", never actually see bitcoin in transactions. And given most people need to purchase cryptocurrencies in order to use them, what have we actually accomplished?

    What will we do for money in the age of automation? Each autonomous ride-sharing vehicle will eliminate the need for 9 traditional vehicles! Autonomous semi trucks, buses, garbage trucks, cars and even Uber's VTOL "air taxi" are coming. Autonomous fruit pickers are coming. Artificial Intelligence is invading the medical field. Trapped in our current money system, we will be victims of extreme wealth inequality. How will bitcoin or any of the current cryptocurrencies save us from the decimation of the labor force?

    There's a much better paradigm for cryptocurrencies, one which is powerful and socio-economically transformative. But we need to design this cryptocurrency from the ground up. Participating in this new "crypto" doesn't require being an early adopter or being wealthy. No Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is needed. It's based on renewal and adapts to new p...
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    Includes Bonus eGuide code: The Kindle version comes with a code that unlocks access to the full eGuide on primagames.com featuring searchable content, all optimized for a second-screen experience.

    The Kindle Version Features:

    Complete Walkthrough: Comprehensive coverage, including Hunts, Battles, and Mini-Games.

    Labeled Maps: Fully labeled maps show you the locations for all important sites, items, and collectibles.

    Extensive Bestiary and Expert Boss Strategies: Be prepared for every hurdle in your way, no matter how tough.

    Comprehensive Zodiac Job System Coverage: All the depth and detail you need to make the best choices to suit your play style.

    ...
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    How did the movie The Shawshank Redemption fail at the box office but go on to gross more than $100 million as a cult classic?

    How did The 48 Laws of Power miss the best-seller lists for more than a decade and still sell more than a million copies?

    How is Iron Maiden still filling stadiums worldwide without radio or TV exposure 40 years after the band was founded?

    Best-selling author and marketer Ryan Holiday calls such works and artists perennial sellers. How do they endure and thrive while most books, movies, songs, video games, and pieces of art disappear quickly after initial success? How can we create and market creative works that achieve longevity?

    Holiday explores this mystery by drawing on his extensive experience working with businesses and creators such as Google, American Apparel, and the author John Grisham as well as his interviews with the minds behind some of the greatest perennial sellers of our time. His fascinating examples include:

    • Rick Rubin, producer for Adele, Jay-Z, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who teaches his artists to push past short-term thinking and root their ...
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    For Readers of Ray Kurzweil and Michio Kaku, a New Look at the Cutting Edge of Artificial Intelligence

    Imagine a robotic stuffed animal that can read and respond to a child’s emotional state, a commercial that can recognize and change based on a customer’s facial expression, or a company that can actually create feelings as though a person were experiencing them naturally. Heart of the Machine explores the next giant step in the relationship between humans and technology: the ability of computers to recognize, respond to, and even replicate emotions. Computers have long been integral to our lives, and their advances continue at an exponential rate. Many believe that artificial intelligence equal or superior to human intelligence will happen in the not-too-distance future; some even think machine consciousness will follow. Futurist Richard Yonck argues that emotion, the first, most basic, and most natural form of communication, is at the heart of how we will soon work with and use computers.

    Instilling emotions into computers is the next leap in our centuries-old obsession with creating machines that replicate humans. But for every benefit t...
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    Doing Math with Python shows you how to use Python to delve into high school—level math topics like statistics, geometry, probability, and calculus. You'll start with simple projects, like a factoring program and a quadratic-equation solver, and then create more complex projects once you've gotten the hang of things.

    Along the way, you'll discover new ways to explore math and gain valuable programming skills that you'll use throughout your study of math and computer science. Learn how to:

    • Describe your data with statistics, and visualize it with line graphs, bar charts, and scatter plots
    • Explore set theory and probability with programs for coin flips, dicing, and other games of chance
    • Solve algebra problems using Python's symbolic math functions
    • Draw geometric shapes and explore fractals like the Barnsley fern, the Sierpinski triangle, and the Mandelbrot set
    • Write programs to find derivatives and integrate functions
    Creative coding challenges and applied examples help you see how you can put your new math and coding skills into practice. You'll write an inequality solver, plot gravity's effect on how ...
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    Summary

    Grokking Algorithms is a fully illustrated, friendly guide that teaches you how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face every day as a programmer. You'll start with sorting and searching and, as you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you'll tackle more complex concerns such as data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python.

    Learning about algorithms doesn't have to be boring! Get a sneak peek at the fun, illustrated, and friendly examples you'll find in Grokking Algorithms on Manning Publications' YouTube channel.

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

    About the Technology

    An algorithm is nothing more than a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem. The algorithms you'll use most often as a programmer have already been discovered, tested, and proven. If you want to understand them but refuse to slog through dense multipage proofs, this is the book for you. This fully illustrated and engaging gu...
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    Assassin's Creed® Origins Map Poster: All of the points of interest, viewpoints, rare treasures, and other important locations called out on an easy to reference double-sided poster.

    Art and Concepts Gallery: Game visuals and concepts provide glimpses into the development team’s artful creation of an Assassin’s Creed® inspired vision of ancient Egypt.

    A Message For Fans: This Collector’s Edition guide features a foreword written by Jean Guesdon, the Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed® Origins.

    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!<...
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    Easy to understand and fun to read, Introducing Python is ideal for beginning programmers as well as those new to the language. Author Bill Lubanovic takes you from the basics to more involved and varied topics, mixing tutorials with cookbook-style code recipes to explain concepts in Python 3. End-of-chapter exercises help you practice what you’ve learned.

    You’ll gain a strong foundation in the language, including best practices for testing, debugging, code reuse, and other development tips. This book also shows you how to use Python for applications in business, science, and the arts, using various Python tools and open source packages.

    • Learn simple data types, and basic math and text operations
    • Use data-wrangling techniques with Python’s built-in data structures
    • Explore Python code structure, including the use of functions
    • Write large programs in Python, with modules and packages
    • Dive into objects, classes, and other object-oriented features
    • Examine storage from flat files to relational databases and NoSQL
    • Use Python to build web clients, servers, APIs, and services
    • Manage system tasks such ...
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    A new edition of the bestselling how-to Facebook title

    Facebook is constantly changing and evolving, replacing old features and introducing new ones. This new edition of the bestselling guide quickly and easily gets you up and running on all the site  has to offer. Packed with straightforward guidance that demystifies the nuts and bolts of this popular social media site, Facebook For Dummies covers everything from finding friends and planning events to uploading photos and videos—and so much more.

    Facebook is here to stay. For its billions of worldwide users, it's become a central meeting place for people from all corners of the earth to connect and share. If you're the type to share snippets of your life through photos and writing or just find joy in reading and seeing what your family and friends are up to, there's something for everyone on Facebook. Providing coverage of the latest changes to the site, this go-to guide cuts through the confusion and offers plain-English guidance on using Facebook to its fullest so you can deepen your connections, stay social, and just have fun!

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    The Internet Is A Battleground: Online Reputation Management for High School Students is a definitive guide to creating a brand for high school students at an early age. Geared primarily to those about to descend into the world of college, this book goes into detail to examine best practices for proactively controlling your online reputation in one of the most pivotal times of a student's life.

    Chapter headings include:

    Privacy Is Not Private; Freedom Is Not Free
    Online Reputation Management for College Admissions And Beyond
    Determining What Admissions Officers Are Looking For
    Desperate Incognito And You
    Tactical Online Reputation Management
    Initial Research Methods For Your Reputation
    What Should You Remove, And What Should You Keep Around?
    Essential Online Reputation Improvements and Enhancements
    Prove Your Worth, Enhance Your Value
    But How Do You Get Started?
    Discover Your Sources
    The Best Online Reputation Management Tools For Students
    High School Student Networking Opportunities for Enhancing Your Online Reputation
    Forming Conclusions...
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    New Book by Best-Selling Author Jamie Chan. Learn Java Programming Fast with a unique Hands-On Project. Book 4 of the Learn Coding Fast Series. Covers Java 8.

    Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the Java language fast?

    This book is for you.

    You no longer have to waste your time and money trying to learn Java from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated Java tutorials that just leave you more confused and frustrated.

    What this book offers...


    Java for Beginners

    Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the Java language even if you have never coded before.

    Carefully Chosen Java Examples

    Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.

    Careful selection of topic...
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    You’ve just purchased a TI-84 Plus calculator to assist in performing different types of mathematical equations―now, how can you get the most out of it? You’ll find the answer to this question with our comprehensive, 6-page guide that shows in great detail what exactly the TI-84 Plus can do. Function key and mode descriptions, as well as problem-solving examples, are included within a color-coded format for easy reference....
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    "Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative. What’s more, the book is crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out – deleting the Two Dots app, for instance, or having a photo-free day, or taking a 'fakecation'."

    Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 NYT Bestseller The Happiness Project

    "Bored and Brilliant is full of easy steps to make each day more effective and every life more intentional. Manoush’s mix of personal stories, neuroscience, and data will convince you that boredom is actually a gift."

    Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better

    It’s time to move “doing nothing” to the top of your to-do list.

    In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment...
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    Kali Linux has not only become the information security professional's platform of choice, but evolved into an industrial-grade, and world-class operating system distribution--mature, secure, and enterprise-ready.

    Through the decade-long development process, Muts and his team, along with countless volunteers from the hacker community, have taken on the burden of streamlining and organizing our work environment, freeing us from much of the drudgery. They provided a secure and reliable foundation, allowing us to concentrate on securing our digital world.

    An amazing community has built up around Kali Linux. Every month, more than 300,000 of us download a version of Kali. We come together in online and real-world training rooms and grind through the sprawling Offensive Security Penetration Testing Labs, pursuing the near-legendary Offensive Security certifications. We come together on the Kali forums, some 40,000 strong, and hundreds of us at a time can be found on the Kali IRC channel. We gather at conferences and attend Kali Dojos to learn from the developers themselves how to best leverage Kali.

    However, the Kali team has never released an official Kali...
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    * GUÍA NO OFICIAL *


    Trucos avanzados y guía de estrategia. Esta es la guía más exhaustiva y detallada que encontrarás online. Disponible en descarga instantánea en tu teléfono móvil, eBook o en forma física.


    Dado el éxito de mis otros cientos de guías he escrito otra para usuarios más avanzados. Entra en detalle sobre las estrategias a seeguir para vencer a tu oponente, progresar en el juego, obtener más monedas y mucho más.


    -Consejos y estrategias profesionales.


    -Trucos.


    -Secretos, consejos, trampas, desbloqueables y otros ardides usados por los jugadores profesionales.


    -Cómo obtener un montón de dinero.


    -Y MUCHO MÁS


    Todas las versiones de esta guía cuentan con capturas de pantalla para ayudarte a entender mejor el juego. No hay otra guía mejor y más avanzada que esta.


    Advertencia:


    Este producto no está asociado, afiliado, apoyado, certificado o respaldado por el autor Original.
    ...
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    This Diary Is 6,000 Words With Over 25 Pictures



    Steve fights the giant cube that threatens the whole village. But what can he do against such a huge monster? Can he overcome the odds, or maybe he'll just run away. Find out in this fun and funny diary of Steve the Noob.

    Disclaimer: This book is a work of fanfiction; it is not an official Minecraft book. It is not endorsed, authorized, licensed, sponsored, or supported by Mojang AB, Microsoft Corp. or any other entity owning or controlling rights to the Minecraft name, trademarks or copyrights.
    Minecraft ®/TM & © 2009-2015 Mojang / Notch / Microsoft






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    *Buy The Paperback Version and Get the ebook Version for Free*


     How much did you buy, read and, research to attempt to learn C#? How much blah-blah did you read about it? 400 pages? 800 pages? And you still learned absolutely nothing from it? I will be straight with you guys: I did my research, analysed the competition and here’s why this book is THE best C# progamming book for YOU!


     Why is it Better ?



    • You won’t have to read hundreds of pages, but only learn minimal C# programming


     Some books will try to teach you from A to Z about C#. That’s too overwhelming and you kind of just fall of the wagon after a while. If the book is too long, and you didn’t completely understand one part, you may work on it for a couple of day then give up when you can’t get past it. This book will teach you the fundamentals and have just ENOUGH information to keep you MOTIVATED and make you feel like you’re PROGRESSING.


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    DASH as fast as you can!
    DODGE the oncoming trains!

    Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog.

    ★ Grind trains with your cool crew!
    ★ Colorful and vivid HD graphics!
    ★ Hoverboard Surfing!
    ★ Paint powered jetpack!
    ★ Lightning fast swipe acrobatics!
    ★ Challenge and help your friends!

    Join the most daring chase!

    NOTE: This is not the game, it is simply a guide....
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    “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” - Peter Steiner
    On the blockchain, nobody knows you’re a fridge.” - Richard Gendal Brown


    Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet.

    Governments and companies are rushing to implement blockchain technology in a range of areas that could impact every person on the planet within a few years.

    Is blockchain technology one of the greatest technological revolutions in history or is it just hype?

    Will blockchain technology cause governments and banking systems to change the way they process information or will it be business as usual?

    In this book, we’ll look at the answers to these questions along with addressing the different sides of the arguments, for and against, blockchain technology.

    Blockchain is not just bitcoin, blockchain technology is much bigger than bitcoin and it is predicted to change the world.

    Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money.



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    Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real.

    ...
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    Now in red! Are you tired of losing track of the user names and passwords you create every time you visit a new website? Now you can keep important website addresses, user names, and passwords in one convenient place with this logbook!
    • This time- and headache-saving little organizer contains 144 pages, including tabbed alphabetical pages with room for website addresses, user names, passwords, and additional notes.
    • Spiral binding allows pages to lie flat for ease of use.
    • Handy elastic band closure
    • Additional pages in the back allow you to record home network configurations, software license numbers, other notes.
    • Removable label, discreet cover design
    • 4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high
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    Firestick: The Ultimate Guide To Install Kodi : How To Install Kodi On Firestick In 5 Easy, Efficient and Effective Steps!  (Fire TV Stick Kodi 2017, Install Kodi Updated Edition, Streaming Devices) cover
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    Would You Like To Learn Exactly How Install Kodi On Your Fire Stick And Get The Most Out Of It? IF SO THIS IS THE GUIDE FOR YOU!

    Thank you for choosing P.L Tech Publishing. We know you’re excited to use your new device and this guide will help you set it up as rapidly and conveniently as possible! Each section of this guide includes step-by-step instructions to help you through the set-up process installing Kodi!

    This ultimate guide to installing Kodi will allow you to understand and unlock the potential of your Firestick device!
    This Guide Includes The Following:
    Menu and basics information on how to use the Firestick

    How to register and deregister your Firestick device

    Access and Removing Content from Firestick

    Setting up Parental Controls

    How to Search Content With Firestick

    Setting up Firestick Hardware ( This leads into how to install Kodi)

    And of course.... How to Install Kodi on Your Firestick In 5 Easy Steps!!!!!!

    Tips On How To Trouble Shoot Common ProblemsTHIS GUIDE INCLUDES STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS AND URLS THAT WILL GAURENTEE 100% INSTALLATION! ...
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    In recent years social media has become deeply integrated in our everyday lives. The concept of social media itself includes several categories: blogs, live journals, forums, chats, dating sites and, of course, social networking sites or SNS. Essentially, they all are platforms for people’s remote communication, i.e. exchange of different types of information: text messages, music, photo and video content. The most popular with the young people are social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vkontakte and so on. On the one hand, a social network is a very convenient tool for a quick message exchange, searching for old friends and making new acquaintances, keeping important information and discussing pressing issues in groups, right in the comfort of one’s home. On the other hand, psychologists and psychiatrists of the world ring alarm bells: social networking addiction too often becomes the cause of serious mental and nervous disorders, such as depression, social isolation, autism, and even suicide attempts of teenagers and young people. To my mind, social networking sites can be both useful and dangerous depending on who and how uses them. And I w...
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    Quit your job and start to live!

    With less than a thousand dollars in startup costs, we built a small, home-based business that started paying all of our bills in just six months. In fact, using all of the tips in this book, I'll bet we could have reached our current work-at-home income level in half the time.

    Unlike many get-rich-quick books, Microbusiness Independence provides tried-and-true, up-to-date information on how to make a comfortable living in just a few hours per week by marketing your invention. (Don't worry, we'll help you figure out what your invention is too.)

    We start with basics and walk you through developing your product, selling it to the world, and living the dream with a modern perspective. Don't fall for the many work from home scams out there --- create your own business and attain true independence!...
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    The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order cover
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    Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin?

    In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cybermoney is poised to launch a revolution, one that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash.

    But bitcoin, the most famous of the cybermonies, carries a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation-state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change―for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and you ignor...
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    MACHINE LEARNING FOR BEGINNERS: A Visual Guide to Machine Learning with Python, Data Science, TensorFlow, Artificial Intelligence, Random Forests and Decision Trees cover
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    With the rise of different technologies in the Hi-tech world, Machine learning is becoming a hot topic, which everyone wants to learn about.



    Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence program that you can use to give your computer the ability to learn without being completely programmed. Using algorithms that iteratively learn from data, machine learning allows computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look. Machine learning focuses deeply on developing computer programs that can change when exposed to new data. In addition to that, ML studies the construction of algorithms and how to make predictions on data.

    The topics covered in this book are:


    • An introduction to Machine Learning
    • Understanding Machine Learning
    • How to use Machine Learning with you Data Analyzing needs
    • Machine Learning examples
    • Tips and tricks to teach your computer how to use Machine Learning
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • An overview of decision trees and random forests
    • Supervised and Unsupervised learning
    • Reinforcement Learning
    • How to w...
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    Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain cover
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    Join the technological revolution that’s taking the financial world by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started.

    Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion-dollar global economy open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.

    The second edition includes:

    • A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
    • An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
    • Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and secur...
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    Nowadays, it’s very hard to find motivation in order to keep pursuing your dream. For example, when entrepreneurs jump from being employees to a successful corporation to being the bosses of their own company, the biggest challenge they face is they have to set their goals and deadlines. The responsibility is very big!

    ...
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    A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age cover
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    From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.

    In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption.

    In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s story with cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society.

    A propulsive read filled with fascinating, accessible detail, riveting narrative tension, and emotional dep...
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    The App Factory Playbook: How You Can Develop Your App Idea Without Learning to Code and Without a Technical Co-Founder cover
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    Say you have a brilliant app idea. If you don’t have the technical skills to bring it to life, conventional Silicon Valley wisdom demands you get a technical co-founder, pay too much money to an overpriced app agency, or learn to code. These expensive obstacles could easily stop your dream from becoming reality. But now there’s an alternative.

    Inspired by his experience in agencies as well as his own consulting business, Drew Gorham brings you The App Factory Playbook. In it, he takes you step-by-step through defining, designing, and developing your app. Gorham shows how to create your product spec and find designers and developers on a budget. He even shares what questions to ask and what mistakes to avoid along the way.

    The App Factory Playbook has the tips to help you save time and money—as well as your sanity—in the process. It’s time to prepare for launch....
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    The 4 Billion Dollar Tweet: A Guide for Getting Leaders Off the Social Sidelines cover
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    A tablet-optimized, visual guide to help get today’s leaders off the social sidelines

    For many business leaders, social media is an afterthought or something left to others: a big mistake in this brave new media world where social platforms can change fortunes.

    Take Lockheed Martin, whose stock plunged nearly $4 billion in a single day. The culprit? 140 characters. A Tweet from Donald Trump sent stock into a tailspin. Company leadership was silent on social media, unwilling or unable to respond.

    For leaders, the question is no longer can you afford to be on social media, but can you afford not to. It’s no exaggeration to say the future of your company may depend on knowing how, when and why to use your social platforms.

    In this pithy primer, Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes offers busy leaders a pocket guide to social media. With quotable, bite-size content including case studies, statistics and graphs, the mind behind the world’s most widely used social management platform provides practical ideas to get results.

    Ideal for leaders looking to expand their connections with customers and employees, avert crisis and fuel gro...
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    From the author of the vSphere Clustering Deep Dive series -

    The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts. A book that people can’t put down. Written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of CPU, memory, storage and network resources.


    This book shows that we can fundamentally and materially improve the systems we’re building. We can make the currently running ones consistently faster by deeply understanding and optimizing our systems.


    The reality is that specifics of the infrastructure matter. Details matter. Especially for distributed platforms which abstract resource layers, such as NSX and vSAN. Knowing your systems inside and out is the only way to be sure you’ve properly handled those details. It’s about having a passion for these details. It’s about loving the systems we build. It’s about understanding them end-to-end.


    This book explains the concepts and mechanisms behind the physical resource components and the VMkernel resource schedulers, which ...
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    The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order cover
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    Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem truly to understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin?

    In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cyber money is poised to launch a revolution, one that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash.

    But bitcoin, the most famous of the cyber monies, carries a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation-state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change--for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and...
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    Amazon Echo Guide 2017:: The Fundamental User Guide To Learn How To Use Amazon Echo Updated Edition ( Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Alexa) cover
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    This Manual Will Transform You From A Learner To A Pro In Less Than 1 Hour!


    You'll learn to:

    > Setup Echo Dot
    > Connect Echo Dot to Bluetooth Devices (including speakers and mobile devices)
    > Use Echo Dot with IFTTT
    > Use Echo Dot With Different Types of Skills
    > Give commands to Echo Dot like a pro
    > Shop on Amazon using Echo Dot
    > Use smart home devices with Echo Dot like a pro
    > Troubleshoot Echo Dot
    > Bonus Chapter –Being Productive with Echo Dot
    > And many more

    CLICK BUY NOW FOR INSTANT ACESSS!...
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    MINECRAFT : 100+ Funny jokes and memes for Children (Minecraft parody book) + SUPER BONUS cover
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    HELLO THERE!



    You're about to download MINECRAFT Jokes For KIDS parody book!



    +SUPER DUPER BONUS INSIDE!

    If you or your kid loves MINECRAFT - this parody book is just for you guys!

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    this great and funny MINECRAFT book for kids, which You wont regret!

    "MINECRAFT: Funny jokes and memes for Children (MINECRAFT comics parody book)"
    is a great choice for anyone with a sense of humor, especially if you're a fan of this great and iconic game.

    In this book of MINECRAFT Comics You will find great PICTURES with funny memes, hilarious jokes and wise quotes all in one place also a SUPER DUPER BONUS!

    Let the laughs begin…

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    Digital Self Mastery: Conquer your digital habits to boost your relationships and business growth cover
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    In the Digital Era, technology is pervasive in all areas of our lives. As entrepreneurs, tech anxiety and poor habits around technology can make the difference between struggling to make ends meet with no free time and having a business that feeds our desired lifestyle. Dr. Forbes Öste's integration of human development and behavior science with strategic business presents a new approach to solutions for this rising challenge for today's entrepreneurs. Weaving real life stories from leaders and practitioners around the globe, Digital Self Mastery is a delight to read and an essential for the entrepreneur and their business to thrive....
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    Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation cover
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    The barriers to entry in your market just vanished. Unexpected competitors are swarming in. Are you ready?

    You always knew digital was going to change things, but you didn’t realize how close to home it would hit. In every industry, digital competitors are taking advantage of new platforms, tools, and relationships to undercut competitors, get closer to customers, and disrupt the usual ways of doing business. The only way to compete is to evolve.

    James McQuivey of Forrester Research has been teaching people how to do this for over a decade. He’s gone into the biggest companies, even in traditional industries like insurance and consumer packaged goods, and changed the way they think about innovation. Now he’s sharing his approach with you.

    McQuivey will show you how Dr. Hugh Reinhoff of Ferrokin BioSciences disrupted the pharmaceutical industry, streamlining connections with doctors and regulators to bring molecules to market far faster—and then sold out for $100 million. How Charles Teague and his team of four people created Lose It!, a weight loss application that millions have adopted, achieving rapid success and undermining titans like We...
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    The universe of EVE Online is peopled with characters both cunning and cutthroat, but their talents would mean little without the impressive power of their starships to bring them to bear! 


    Featuring brand new detailed images of twenty-eight of the most iconic ships in New Eden, this beautifully illustrated guide offers an unprecedented look into frigates from each faction with intricate cutaways and complex lore. Dark Horse Books is proud to partner with CCP Games to present The Frigates of EVE Online!...
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    METRO 2033. (ENGLISH Ebook) The novel behind the METRO: LAST LIGHT video game. cover
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    The novel that gave birth to the video games 'Metro 2033' and 'Metro: Last Light'

    The breathtaking original story that inspired both the METRO 2033 and METRO: LAST LIGHT video games! An international bestseller, translated into 35 languages.

    Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands.

    In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.

    The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.

    Artyom was born in the last days before the fire. Having never ventured beyond his Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. His jou...
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    Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts cover
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    The book that Inc. says "every entrepreneur should read" and an FT Book of the Month selection...

    How did the movie The Shawshank Redemption fail at the box office but go on to gross more than $100 million as a cult classic?


    How did The 48 Laws of Power miss the bestseller lists for more than a decade and still sell more than a million copies?

    How is Iron Maiden still filling stadiums worldwide without radio or TV exposure forty years after the band was founded?

    Bestselling author and marketer Ryan Holiday calls such works and artists perennial sellers. How do they endure and thrive while most books, movies, songs, video games, and pieces of art disappear quickly after initial success? How can we create and market creative works that achieve longevity?

    Holiday explores this mystery by drawing on his extensive experience working with businesses and creators such as Google, American Apparel, and the author John Grisham, as well as his interviews with the minds behind some of the greatest perennial sellers of our time. His fascinating examples include:

    • Rick Rubin, producer for Adele, Jay-Z,...
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    This Diary Is 8,000 Words With 24 Pictures

    Continue on with Steve as he meets the mysterious witch. But is this person friend or foe? Will Steve be able to get the information he needs to save Cindy? Find out in the next diary of Steve the noob!

    Disclaimer: This book is a work of fanfiction; it is not an official Minecraft book. It is not endorsed, authorized, licensed, sponsored, or supported by Mojang AB, Microsoft Corp. or any other entity owning or controlling rights to the Minecraft name, trademarks or copyrights.
    Minecraft ®/TM & © 2009-2015 Mojang / Notch / Microsoft






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    Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right cover
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    Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battle ground is the internet. On one side the alt right ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist movements, to geeky subcultures like 4chan, to more mainstream manifestations such as the Trump-supporting gay libertarian Milo Yiannopolous. On the other side, a culture of struggle sessions and virtue signalling lurks behind a therapeutic language of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The feminist side of the online culture wars has its equally geeky subcultures right through to its mainstream expression. Kill All Normies explores some of the cultural genealogies and past parallels of these styles and subcultures, drawing from transgressive styles of 60s libertinism and conservative movements, to make the case for a rejection of the perpetual cultural turn....
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    *Unofficial Guide Version*



    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. 



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

     

    - Professional Tips and Strategies. 

    - Cheats and Hacks. 

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

    - How to Get Tons of Cash/Coins. 

    - PLUS MUCH MORE!



    Disclaimer: 

    This product is not associated, affiliated, endorsed, certified, or sponsored by the Original Copyright Owner. All trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on this ebook are the property of their respective owners.

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    Virtualization is a skill that most IT or security pros take for granted. The sheer number of choices and requirements can be a daunting challenge to face for beginners and veterans alike. With this book, you'll learn how to build a robust, customizable virtual environments suitable for both a personal home lab, as well as a dedicated office training environment. You will learn how to: - Understand the mechanics of virtualization and how they influence the design of your lab - Build an extensive baseline lab environment on any one of five commonly used hypervisors (VMware vSphere Hypervisor, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, Oracle Virtualbox, and Microsoft Client Hyper-V) - Harden your lab environment against VM escapes and other security threats - Configure the pfSense firewall distribution to provide security, segmentation, and network services to your virtual lab - Deploy either Snort or Suricata open-source IDS platforms in IPS mode to further enhance the flexibility, segmentation and security of your lab network - Deploy Splunk as a log management solution for your lab - Reconfigure the provided baseline lab environment to better suit your individual needs ...
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    Undisputed Street Fighter Deluxe Edition cover
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    The Deluxe Edition includes
    * Unique matte cover art
    * A ribbon bookmark
    * A glossy, die-cut slipcase designed to resemble your favorite arcade game
    * A high-quality folded sleeve that contains
    • Three original Street Fighter Art Prints (details to follow)
    • One Papercraft folded model (details to follow)

    Since its inception 30 years ago, the Street Fighter™ video game series from Capcom has thrived based on a lethal combination of innovation, style and technique. From first-of-their-kind advances such as selectable characters and secret combo moves, to imagination-capturing characters such as Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma, Street Fighter has stayed a step ahead of the competition en route to becoming one of the most enduring and influential franchises in video game history. Undisputed Street Fighter™ features in-depth interviews and exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks into the making of the Street Fighter games, and the iconic art, design, and imagery from across the Street Fighter universe.
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    For courses in web development and design.

     

    A Comprehensive, Well-Rounded Intro to Web Development and Design
    Updated and expanded in this Eighth Edition, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 presents a comprehensive introduction to the development of effective web sites. Intended for beginning web developers, the text relates both the necessary hard skills (such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) and soft skills (design, e-commerce, and promotion strategies) considered fundamental to contemporary web development. An emphasis on hands-on practice guides readers, as the text introduces topics ranging from configuration and layout to accessibility techniques and ethical considerations. The Eighth Edition contains updated coverage of HTML5 and CSS, expanded coverage of designing for mobile devices, and more.

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    This book is written by two of the leading terrorist experts in the world - Malcolm Nance, NBC News/MSNBC terrorism analyst and Christopher Sampson, cyber-terrorist expert. Malcolm Nance is a 35 year practitioner in Middle East Special Operations and terrorism intelligence activities. Chris Sampson is the terrorism media and cyber warfare expert for the Terror Asymmetric Project and has spent 15 years collecting and exploiting terrorism media. For two years, their Terror Asymmetrics Project has been attacking and exploiting intelligence found on ISIS Dark Web operations.

    Hacking ISIS will explain and illustrate in graphic detail how ISIS produces religious cultism, recruits vulnerable young people of all religions and nationalities and disseminates their brutal social media to the world.
    More, the book will map out the cyberspace level tactics on how ISIS spreads its terrifying content, how it distributes tens of thousands of pieces of propaganda daily and is winning the battle in Cyberspace and how to stop it in its tracks.

    Hacking ISIS is uniquely positioned to give an insider’s view into how this group spreads its ideology and brai...
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    Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies cover
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    Want to join the technological revolution that’s taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading.

    Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and it’s already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included).

    This book includes:

    • A broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
    • An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
    • Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
    • Offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchai...
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    The photograph can be an astonishing means of connecting and communicating with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why are there so few successes? Why do so many fail? With advances in camera technology, it is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fall short because they lack soul. And without soul, the images have no ability to resonate with others. They simply cannot connect with the viewer, or even―if we’re being truthful―with ourselves.

    In The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer’s Place in Picture-Making, David explores what it means to make better photographs. Illustrated with a beautiful collection of black-and-white photographs, the book’s essays speak to topics such as craft, mastery, vision, audience, discipline, story, and authenticity. The Soul of the Camera is a personal and deeply pragmatic book that quietly yet forcefully challenges the idea that our cameras, lenses, and settings are anything more than dumb and mute tools. It is the photographer, not the camera, that can and must learn to mak...
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    Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence cover
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    After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities.

    Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure - but, as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a must-listen for business leaders and policy makers on both sides of the aisle.

    ...
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    Looking to radically grow your business? You’ll need a plan, new prospects, an easy process to create new content and new tools to distribute content using Internet tools and technologies. And much more.
    To avoid getting overwhelmed, we believe that you, the content creator and owner, should focus on what you do best, developing and packaging new content, while outsourcing all the technologies to effectively reach new customers and managing your campaigns. We show you have to USE technologies and not LEARN them. This is a mistake that most professional service providers suffer from. They are taught by product people to focus on learning the technology. After training, you are, at best, a Trainee.
    If you’re looking for ideas, strategies and tools to triple your business by engaging your ideal customers using content and the biggest media platforms, this book is for you....
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    Networking's leading authority joins Sybex for the ultimate CCNA prep guide

    CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive review for the CCNA exams. Written by the leading authority on networking technology, this guide covers 100% of all objectives for the latest ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA Composite exams. Hands-on labs help you gain experience in critical procedures and practices, and the network simulator provides a realistic lab environment so you can practice at your own pace. Gain access to the Sybex online learning environment, featuring a robust set of study tools including: practice questions, flashcards, video instruction, and an extensive glossary of terms to help you better prepare for exam day. The pre-assessment test helps you prioritize your study time, and bonus practice exams allow you to test your understanding. Need more practice? Get 20% off a year subscription and free access to premium Cisco Labs—providing hands-on, real-world experience using Cisco Routers, Switches, and Firewalls. Free online video training is also included, with almost forty hours of Routing and Switching guidance from the...
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    Stop "Just Getting By"... Master the 80/20 Rule. Apply the Pareto Principle to Business And Make More Money Without More Work.

    When you know how to walk into any situation and see the 80/20's, the 80/20 Principle can solve almost ANY conversion problem.

    Any traffic problem.

    Any money problem.

    "Perry Marshall has something original and extremely useful to say,because he has thought profoundly about the 80/20 Principle. He has come up with some original insights that are literally priceless. You really can change your business and your life."

    - Richard Koch, fractional billionaire and author of The 80/20 Principle

    "If you don't know who Perry Marshall is--unforgivable. Perry's an honest man in a field rife with charlatans."

    - Dan Kennedy, Author, The Ultimate Marketing Plan

    If you're a sales and marketing professional, you can save 80 percent of your time and money by zeroing in on the right 20 percent of your market. By page 5 you'll be applying 80/20² and 80/20³ to gain 10X, even 100X the success.

    With powerful 80/2...
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    NOTE: Access Code is NOT INCLUDED with this book

    Introduce your students to the latest that Microsoft Office has to offer with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With Microsoft Office 2013, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. In this text you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of Microsoft Office 2013 software through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. With these enhancements and more, the Shelly Cashman Series continues to deliver the most effective educational materials for you and your students....
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    The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind: Prima Collector's Edition Guide cover
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    Includes a Rufous Mudcrab pet DLC! Explore Morrowind with the Rufous Mudcrab! This faithful pet will be by your side as you explore all corners of Tamriel.

    27" x 27" Vvardenfell Map Poster: Features all important locales and resources.

    Concept Art Gallery: Striking images of the new expansion.

    Foreword from the Developer: A message to fans.

    An Atlas of Vvardenfell: From the shores of the Bitter Coast to the hills of the Grazelands, every major point of interest is called out and cataloged for your reference. A true travel guide for the Morrowind expansion!

    Character Builds: Hints and advice on constructing effective characters for your adventures in Vvardenfell. Featuring the new class—The Warden.

    Adventuring Tips and Tutorials: Helpful overviews and information for new and returning players concerning leveling, attack rotations, crafting, and much more!

    New Stories and Quests: Maps with walkthroughs that pinpoint and describe how to complete all of the new quests and storylines contained in the Morrowind expansion.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes access ...
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    Every industry around the globe is being completely disrupted. Stalwart brands are losing market share to upstarts that capture our collective consciousness. Trillions of dollars are at stake.
     
    Brands know a new approach is needed. But most don’t realize the strategic underpinnings need to change. Great brands are no longer built through interruptive advertisements.
     
    Friction argues that brands don't simply need clever messages or new, shiny technologies. They need a fundamental change in strategy. Friction provides a system for embracing transparency, engaging audiences, creating evangelists, and unleashing unprecedented growth.
     
    The authors of Friction have worked on some of the industry's most innovative assignments for the world’s most successful brands. This groundbreaking book reveals how corporations can divorce themselves from legacy business models to create a passion brand. A brand that breaks its addiction to traditional advertising. A brand that empowers its customers. A brand that dominates the competition....
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    When photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right―if the pose is off―the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects―whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups―best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is the perfect resource for you.

    In the first half of The Photographer’s Guide to Posing, Lindsay discusses how the camera sees, and thus how camera angle, lens choice, and perspective all affect the appearance of your subject. Lindsay then covers the five most important things that ruin a pose―such as placement of the hands, and your subject’s expression and posture. If you can look out for and avoid these five things, your skills (and your images) will quickly improve. Next, Lindsay dives into “posing essentials,” outlining her approach to start with a “base pose,” then build on that to create endless posing opportunities. She al...
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    In today’s lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it’s rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don’t?

    This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on decades of experience in product design and development to capture the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers. If you want to understand what drives good product leaders, this book is an irreplaceable resource.

    In three parts, Product Leadership helps you explore:

    • Themes and patterns of successful teams and their leaders, and ways to attain those characteristics
    • Best approaches for guiding your product team through the startup, emerging, and enterprise stages of a company’s evolution
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    The purpose of this book is to showcase the amazing expertise of our guest speakers at the North American MVPDays Community Roadshow. They have so much passion, expertise, and expert knowledge that it only seemed fitting to write it down in a book.

    MVPDays was founded by Cristal and Dave Kawula back in 2013. It started as a simple idea; “There’s got to be a good way for Microsoft MVPs to reach the IT community and share their vast knowledge and experience in a fun and engaging way” I mean, what is the point in recognizing these bright and inspiring individuals, and not leveraging them to inspire the community that they are a part of.
    We often get asked the question “Who should attend MVPDays”?
    Anyone that has an interest in technology, is eager to learn, and wants to meet other like-minded individuals. This Roadshow is not just for Microsoft MVP’s it is for anyone in the IT Community.
    Make sure you check out the MVPDays website at: www.mvpdays.com. You never know maybe the roadshow will be coming to a city near you.

    The goal of this particular book is to give you some amazing Master PowerShell tips from the experts you come to...
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    (2nd Edition: Covers Object Oriented Programming) Learn Python Fast and Learn It Well. Master Python Programming with a unique Hands-On Project



    Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the Python language fast?

    This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning Python from lengthy books, expensive online courses or complicated Python tutorials.

    What this book offers...


    Python for Beginners

    Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the Python language even if you have never coded before.

    Carefully Chosen Python Examples

    Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.

    Careful selection of topics

    Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to Python, while...
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    The only official study guide for the new CCSP exam

    CCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide is your ultimate resource for the CCSP exam. As the only official study guide reviewed and endorsed by (ISC)2, this guide helps you prepare faster and smarter with the Sybex study tools that include pre-test assessments that show you what you know, and areas you need further review. Objective maps, exercises, and chapter review questions help you gauge your progress along the way, and the Sybex interactive online learning environment includes access to a PDF glossary, hundreds of flashcards, and two complete practice exams. Covering all CCSP domains, this book walks you through Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements, Cloud Data Security, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security, Cloud Application Security, Operations, and Legal and Compliance with real-world scenarios to help you apply your skills along the way.

    The CCSP is the latest credential from (ISC)2 and the Cloud Security Alliance, designed to show employers that you have what it takes to keep their organization sa...
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    While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.


    Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label “digital currency.”


    Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin’s philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin -- the internet of money -- is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems thro...
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    Statistical methods are a key part of of data science, yet very few data scientists have any formal statistics training. Courses and books on basic statistics rarely cover the topic from a data science perspective. This practical guide explains how to apply various statistical methods to data science, tells you how to avoid their misuse, and gives you advice on what's important and what's not.

    Many data science resources incorporate statistical methods but lack a deeper statistical perspective. If you’re familiar with the R programming language, and have some exposure to statistics, this quick reference bridges the gap in an accessible, readable format.

    With this book, you’ll learn:

    • Why exploratory data analysis is a key preliminary step in data science
    • How random sampling can reduce bias and yield a higher quality dataset, even with big data
    • How the principles of experimental design yield definitive answers to questions
    • How to use regression to estimate outcomes and detect anomalies
    • Key classification techniques for predicting which categories a record belongs to
    • Statistical machine learning methods th...
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    Every entrepreneur has a story to tell, whether they’re running seven-figure startups or small personal brands. Your story is the most powerful asset you have at your disposal. It can cut through the noise and connect you with your customers. Content marketing is one of the most affordable and powerful digital marketing tools available to tell your story at scale.

    Maybe you’ve considered content marketing to tell your story, but instead of opportunity, you see setbacks. Creating content takes a lot of time and energy. How is it that some entrepreneurs can produce tons of content, run a business, and still have time to relax with their kids at the end of the day?

    The Story Engine provides you with a clear, concise, and actionable strategy to reap the benefits of inbound marketing. Inside you’ll learn:

    • How to set yourself up for content marketing success early, and how to avoid common pitfalls
    • Content strategy for both B2B and B2C businesses
    • How to use content as an influencer marketing and relationship building tool
    • Simple metrics to understand how your content is performing
    • How to use brand storytelling and tra...
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    The definitive guide–fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

    Delve inside Windows architecture and internals, and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by a team of internals experts, this classic guide has been fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.

    Whether you are a developer or an IT professional, you’ll get critical, insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you’ll experience its internal behavior firsthand–knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support.

    This book will help you:

    ·        Understand the Window system architecture and its most important entities, such as processes and threads
    ·        Examine how processes manage resources and threads scheduled for execution inside processes
    ·        Observe how Windows manages virtual and physical memory
    ·        Dig into the Windows I/O system and see how device drivers work and integrate with the rest of the system
    ·        Go inside the Windows security model to see how it manages access, auditing, and authorization, and lear...
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    The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today’s software developers most of what they know about computer programming.

    —Byte, September 1995

     

    Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuth’s work. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while ordinary programmers have successfully applied his “cookbook” solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books.

     

    I can’t begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home… and even at a Little League game when my son wasn’t in the line-up.

    Charles Long

     

    Primarily written as a reference, some people have nevertheless found it possible and interesting to read each volume from begin...
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    Fortune writer and best-selling author of Inside Apple's exposé of Uber, the multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley upstart that has disrupted the transportation industry around the world.

    Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick's ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. Despite the company's significance to the on-demand economy and the mobile revolution and the battle for global dominance that Kalanick is waging against politicians and taxi companies all over the world, the full story behind Uber has never been told. It's a story that start-up founders, executives of traditional businesses, tech-savvy listeners, and drivers and riders alike will find riveting.

    Adam Lashinsky, veteran Fortune writer and author of Inside Apple, traces the story of Uber's rapid growth from its murky origins to its plans for expansion into radically different industries. The company is fighting local competitors and lawmakers for markets around the world; it has already faced riots and protests in citie...
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    Bitcoin is the hottest cryptocurrency right now and it is making waves with all of the different options that are available to people who want to get in on the action of Bitcoin and the trading possibilities.

    In this book, you will learn:

    • What Bitcoin is

    • How to start becoming a master at Bitcoin

    • Ways to find your own Bitcoin

    • The way that trading works

    • How the value of Bitcoin has increased

    • What you can buy with Bitcoin

    • The government’s role in Bitcoin

    • And, some fun facts that you may not have known


    Bitcoin is not only a great investment, it is something that you can be entertained with. It is always fun to see the spikes and plummets of the value of your cryptocurrency and you just might be able to see it spike high enough to make selling worthwhile.

    Read on to learn as much as possible about Bitcoin and how you can make money from it and discover that investing isn’t the only way that Bitcoin can bring cash in to you.

    ...
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    Exploring recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of game real-time rendering, GPU Zen assembles a high-quality collection of cutting-edge contributions for programming the GPU.

    GPU Zen includes coverage of the areas of geometry manipulation, lighting, general rendering, screen-space techniques, Virtual Reality and general compute tasks.

    Table of Contents

    Geometry Manipulation (Christopher Oat)
    1. Attributed Vertex Clouds by Willy Scheibel, Stefan Buschmann, Matthias Trapp, and Jürgen Döllner
    2. Rendering Convex Occluders with Inner Conservative Rasterization by Marcus Svensson and Emil Persson

    Lighting (Carsten Dachsbacher)
    1. Stable Indirect Illumination by Louis Bavoil and Holger Gruen
    2. Participating Media Using Extruded Light Volumes by Nathan Hoobler, Andrei Tatarinov and Alex Dunn

    Rendering (Mark Chatfield)
    1. Deferred+ by Hawar Doghramachi and Jean-Normand Bucci
    2. Programmable Per-pixel Sample Placement with Conservative Rasterizer by Rahul P. Sathe
    3. Mobile Toon Shading by Felipe Lira, Flávio Villalva, Jesus Sosa, Kléverson Paixão and Teófilo Dutra
    4. High-...
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    The heroes of Dota 2 forge eternal legacies amidst the chaos of battle as they ward off assaults on their Ancient and push ever closer to the destruction of the enemy's. Now glimpse beyond mere allegiance to Radiant or Dire into the storied lives of these legendary warriors with Dota 2: The Comic Collection.
     
    Valve and Dark Horse are proud to present eight premier comics—collected in print for the first time—that delve into the characters and universe of the most played game on Steam. Offering a glimpse into the origins of the Ancients and the deeper workings of the world they inhabit, Dota 2: The Comic Collection is a chronicle that celebrates the passion of Dota 2 players everywhere....
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    Overwatch has taken the world by storm, boasting millions of players and gaining critical acclaim. Now, in this beautiful hardcover, Blizzard Entertainment reveals the creative process behind one of the most popular FPS games of all time! Filled with never-before-seen art as well as commentary provided by the game’s development team, this book is sure to please any Overwatch fan.

    ·      Never-before-seen artwork!
     
    ·      Essential companion to the international best-selling game Overwatch!
     
    ·      Introduction and commentary provided by the game’s development team!
     
    ·      Overwatch is a global phenomenon with 30 million players!
     
    ·      Produced in close partnership with Blizzard Entertainment!
     
    ·      Behind-the-scenes look at your favorite characters!

    ·      Overwatch creation revealed!...
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    Your favorite Overwatch® heroes' backstories are revealed in this anthology from Dark Horse Books and Blizzard Entertainment®!
     
    From Soldier: 76 to Ana, Tracer to Symmetra, discover the history behind Overwatch's heroes. How did Bastion become part of the team? Why did Ana Amari disappear? Where did Tracer get her catchphrase? Learn all this and more in this hardcover anthology of the first twelve issues of Blizzard's Overwatch comics, written and illustrated by an all-star creative team including Matt Burns, Robert Brooks, Micky Neilson, Nesskain, Bengal, and more. Whether you're an Overwatch novice or a Grandmaster, this is an essential companion!

    • Reveals backstories and new details about Overwatch's heroes.
     
    • Essential companion to the international best-selling game Overwatch!
     
    • Overwatch has won 100+ Game of the Year awards!
     
    • Overwatch is a global phenomenon with 30 million players!
     
    • Includes short stories by World of Warcraft: Chronicle writers Robert Brooks and Matt Burns!...
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    This deluxe limited edition comes packaged in a beautiful clamshell box with magnetic closure and includes an acetate slipcover featuring the game’s most popular hero, Tracer, as well as two portfolios containing a total of three prints chosen by the Overwatch team! Grab your copy before the World Cup of Overwatch at Blizzcon!
     
    Overwatch has taken the world by storm, boasting millions of players and gaining critical acclaim. Now, in this beautiful hardcover, Blizzard Entertainment reveals the creative process behind one of the most popular FPS games of all time! Filled with never-before-seen art as well as commentary provided by the game’s development team, this book is sure to please any Overwatch fan.
     

    ·      Deluxe limited edition comes packaged in a beautiful clamshell box with magnetic closure and includes an acetate slipcover featuring the game’s most popular hero, Tracer.
     
    ·      Two portfolios containing a total of three prints chosen by the Overwatch team!
     
    ·      Introduction and commentary provided by the game’s development team!

    ·      Essential companion to the international best...
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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 to 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 creativity, skil...
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    Become a Python Programming Expert With Ease!



    What if you had access to a python guide that literally takes you step by step through every essential process of learning the python language? Imagine you have a world of opportunity going in to the future. Learning programming is one of the best decisions you can make at this point in time. It’s better to step in now before it’s too late.

    The Code Academy is here to help you achieve your programming goals. With more than a decade of experience we teach people from all ages and cultures the ins and outs of computer programming. In an ever changing world, now is the time to learn skills that will set you up for the future. We will take you step by step through every phase. We will give you exercises so you can test your newly learned skills. We will make you a Programming Expert!

    In this book, you’ll learn:

    - How to setup your python environment (like the pro’s)
    - Learn the Python Basic Syntax Rules, Variables and Values
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    A Message for Fans: This Collector’s Edition guide features a foreword written by the Game Producer, Hiroaki Kato of FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE.

    Full Coverage of the Zodiac Jobs System: All 12 new License Boards are discussed with tips for making the most out of every character with each job.

    Revised Walkthrough: Don’t miss a thing during your return to Ivalice! Follow the main story to completion by unlocking every side quest, finishing every hunt, and beating every mini-game along the way.

    Updated Illustrated Maps: Fully updated maps with new chest locations and contents.

    Trial Mode Breakdown: Learn about the threats on each floor of the Trial Mode and discover the rewards for every challenge.

    Comprehensive Bestiary and Equipment Inventory: Detailed analysis and statistical data for every item and enemy 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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    "Wonderfully erudite, humorous, and easy to read." --KDNuggets

    In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner-the Master Algorithm-and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.
    ...
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    The definitive reference book with real-world solutions you won't find anywhere else

    The Big Book of Dashboards presents a comprehensive reference for those tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards.

    Comprising dozens of examples that address different industries and departments (healthcare, transportation, finance, human resources, marketing, customer service, sports, etc.) and different platforms (print, desktop, tablet, smartphone, and conference room display) The Big Book of Dashboards is the only book that matches great dashboards with real-world business scenarios.

    By organizing the book based on these scenarios and offering practical and effective visualization examples, The Big Book of Dashboards will be the trusted resource that you open when you need to build an effective business dashboard.

    In addition to the scenarios there's an entire section of the book that is devoted to addressing many practical and psychological factors you will encounter in your work. It's great to have theory and evidenced-based research at your disposal, but what will you do when somebody asks you to m...
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    Now in full color!


    The quick way to learn Microsoft Excel 2016!

    This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Excel 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and full-color screen shots show you exactly what to do, step by step.

    • Quickly set up workbooks, enter data, and format it for easier viewing
    • Perform calculations and find and correct errors
    • Filter, sort, summarize, and combine data
    • Analyze data by using PivotTables, PivotCharts, scenarios, data tables, and Solver
    • Visualize data with charts and graphs, including new sunbursts, waterfalls, and treemaps
    • Build data models and use them in business intelligence analyses
    • Create timelines, forecasts, and visualizations, including KPIs and PowerMap data maps
    • Look up just the tasks and lessons you need
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    An inspiring collection of stories and photographs that capture what it means to live, work, love, and resist in America―from the Facebook group with millions of engaged and impassioned members.

    In October 2016, Maine resident Libby Chamberlain created a “secret” Facebook group encouraging a handful of friends to wear pantsuits to the polls. Overnight, the group of thirty exploded to 24,000 members. By November 8, the group was three million strong. Since Pantsuit Nation’s inception, its members have shared personal stories that illustrate the complexities of living in a vibrant, oftentimes contentious democracy. Members turn to Pantsuit Nation as a place of refuge and inspiration, where marginalized voices are amplified, faces are put to political decisions, resources are shared, and activism is ignited. It is a dynamic, diverse community united by an unwavering commitment to building a more just, inclusive world.

    Now, hundreds of Pantsuit Nation members have contributed their stories and photographs to form this extraordinary book. An indelible testament to the idea that change comes first from the heart, and that the surest way to move a heart is...
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    The latest book from the Sunday Times #1 best selling author

    In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the ghost of Jacob Marley appears before Ebenezer Scrooge and unveils two visions of the future. The route to the bright side required a change in attitude and behaviour. The dark side required only that Scrooge should carry on as before.

    The same requirement is upon each of us if we are to thrive in our world of techno-powered, blistering fast and accelerating change. To flourish, we should first push back against the training, conditioning and education which has moulded us for a vanishing way of life.

    As the world of gradual change gives way to the world of permanent acceleration, the attributes that deliver success and happiness will transform. In fact they’ll invert. Until now the path to the good life was assured by being 'nice'. You knew that it was buttoned-down, buckled-up, average, normalised, predictable, diligent, incremental and rule-following behaviour that led to the good life. The so-called "Organization Man" thrived.

    This straitjacket reaped rewards. It still does in many larger organizations. But only for the mom...
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    Blockchain For the Non-Technical

    *** THIS IS A PREVIEW PRINT ***

    As IBM´s official liaison to the Ethereum core developers I gave talks on blockchain topics pretty much around the world. After one keynote I was asked for a non-technical guide to understand blockchains. This is it.

    The book aims to help you get your head around blockchains in general and around Ethereum specifically. Since Ethereum is currently the pre-imminent blockchain, it makes sense as reference point. The essential stuff is the same for any blockchain.

    This text was written for people with a fast grasp, who are not programmers. Reading this should give you the basics to cut through the hype and to identify blockchain opportunities in your professional domain. There are tiny bits of code, which can be admired and skipped.

    We´ll look at Ethereum´s benefits first, how it is used and what can be done with it; then explain blockchain machinery, visiting the terms that you´ll be confronted with in every discussion about its application. Exactly what you need to tell the signal from the noise in the echo chamber of honest misunderstandings and desperate marketing.

    We take a goo...
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    This full-color book will show you how to make your websites more interactive and your interfaces more interesting and intuitive.

    THIS BOOK COVERS:
    1. Basic programming concepts - assuming no prior knowledge of programming beyond an ability to create a web page using HTML & CSS
    2. Core elements of the JavaScript language - so you can learn how to write your own scripts from scratch
    3. jQuery - which will allow you to simplify the process of writing scripts (this is introduced half-way through the book once you have a solid understanding of JavaScript)
    4. How to recreate techniques you will have seen on other web sites such as sliders, content filters, form validation, updating content using Ajax, and much more (these examples demonstrate writing your own scripts from scratch and how the theory you have learned is put into practice).
    As with our first book (the best-selling HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites), each chapter:
    • Breaks subjects down into bite-sized chunks with a new topic on each page
    • Contains clear descriptions of syntax, each one demonstrate...
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    Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game.

    That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He describes how it felt to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent with the whole world watching, and recounts the history of machine intelligence through the microcosm of chess, considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition. Kasparov uses his unrivaled experience to look into the future of intelligent machines and sees it bright with possibility. As many critics decry artificial intelligence as a menace, particularly to human jobs, Kasparov shows how humanity can rise to new heights with the help of our most extraordinary creations, rather than fear them. Deep Thinking is a tightly argued case for technological progress, from the man who st...
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    New York Times Bestseller

    Foreword by Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of our Nature

    Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions.

    By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable.

    Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the ...
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    Exclusive Art Prints from Talos I: Bring the lavish, inviting, and futuristic environment of the Talos I space station into your own home with these six double-sided reproductions of in-game Neo-Deco art pieces (7.5" x 10.5").

    Unravel the Mystery: Step-by-step coverage of the entire game, detailing strategy to survive the onslaught of hostile aliens and find the truth behind your own identity and your role aboard Talos I. All story and optional objectives covered.

    Weapons and Abilities: Elevate your resourcefulness and increase your chances of survival with thorough weapon stats, field notes, and upgrade paths, along with complete coverage of Neuromods. It's your choice to stick with human abilities or to risk installing Typhon abilities—all the info you need is here.

    Detailed Maps: Navigate Talos I with confidence and easily locate life-saving items and gear. Maps are clearly labeled with weapons, audio recordings, chipsets, keycards, turrets, fabrication licenses, and more.

    Typhon Guide: Learn everything you need to know about this complex ecosystem of alien species. Discover the best counter tactics for fight...
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    Are you looking to pass the coveted Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching exam? There are so many study guides to choose from, but most of them only serve to confuse students with unnecessary technical jargon and useless information rather than teach them what they need to know to pass the exam and actually apply what they have learned to the real world of IT.

    This book will prepare you for the latest Cisco CCNA Routing exams, including:

    • 200-125 CCNA – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
    • 100-105 ICND1 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Part 1 (ICND1)
    • 200-105 ICND2 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Part 2 (ICND2)

    Over 50% of the CCNA exam marks are awarded for completing the notoriously difficult practical lab scenarios, so why are there next to no labs to be found in most CCNA study guides? We’ve packed over 45 follow-along mini-labs and 32 full labs into this study guide, as well as solutions and configurations you can try at home so that you really learn how to configure and troubleshoot all the important exam topics, including:

    • Routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSP...
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    Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games.

    Shovel Knight: Official Design Works collects the fun and original artwork behind this landmark title. Inside you’ll find key art, character concepts, enemy designs, sprite sheets, unused ideas, and an all-new Shovel Knight tribute art gallery! This epic tome is also packed with creator commentary, as well as exclusive interview with the Yacht Club Games team....
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    From Facebook to Talking Points Memo to the New York Times, often what looks like fact-based journalism is not. It’s advertising. Not only are ads indistinguishable from reporting, the Internet we rely on for news, opinions and even impartial sales content is now the ultimate corporate tool. Reader beware: content without a corporate sponsor lurking behind it is rare indeed.

    Black Ops Advertising dissects this rapid rise of “sponsored content,” a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertising—all under the guise of unbiased information. Covert selling, mostly in the form of native advertising and content marketing, has so blurred the lines between editorial content and marketing message that it is next to impossible to tell real news from paid endorsements. In the 21st century, instead of telling us to buy, buy, BUY, marketers “engage” with us so that we share, share, SHARE—the ultimate subtle sell.

    Why should this concern us? Because personal data, personal relationships, and our very identities are being repackaged in pursuit of corporate profits. Because tracking and manipulation of data make “likes” and tweets a...
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    In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country residence in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest.

    For several hours the besieged leader of the world’s most famous insurgent publishing organization and the billionaire head of the world’s largest information empire locked horns. The two men debated the political problems faced by society, and the technological solutions engendered by the global network—from the Arab Spring to Bitcoin. They outlined radically opposing perspectives: for Assange, the liberating power of the Internet is based on its freedom and statelessness. For Schmidt, emancipation is at one with US foreign policy objectives and is driven by connecting non-Western countries to American companies and markets. These differences embodied a tug-of-war over the Internet’s future that has only gathered force subsequently.

    When Google Met WikiLeaks presents the story of Assange and Schmidt’s encounter. Both fascinating and alarming, it contains an edited transcript of their conversation and extensive, new material, wr...
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    Learn insider secrets to help your listing get found in eBay search!
    Better search results on eBay means better sales!
    I am a Top Rated Silver Power Seller with over 10,000 feedback and an eBay influencer.
    I'm always studying what works to get found and sold on eBay NOW!
    eBay search is fluid and changing. What worked 2 years ago may no longer work.
    Learn insider tips that work for eBay search and increase your sales!...
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    The Hash Crack: Password Cracking Manual is a reference guide for password recovery (cracking) methods, tools, and analysis techniques. A compilation of basic and advanced techniques to assist penetration testers and network security professionals evaluate their organizations posture. The Hash Crack manual contains syntax and examples for the most popular cracking and analysis tools and will save you hours of research looking up tool usage. It also includes basic cracking knowledge and methodologies every security professional should know when dealing with password attack capabilities. Hash Crack contains all the tables, commands, online resources, and more to complete your cracking security kit....
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    Do You Want To Succeed With

    Pokemon Go?

    Well, in most of the books on Pokemon Go, you'll find a lot of fluff and extra information that
    you'll have to sift through to find the facts you need.

    For the absolute beginner to advanced techniques - learn, in simple steps to Play Pokémon Go! like a Master

    Discover Pokemon Go secrets,tips,hints,cheats and tricks that your friends don't know about it!

    In addition, this Book has the Pokedex Information of all the Generation.

    This Book is On Discounted Price for first 10 days Only.

    Through this Pokemon Go Book You will learn




    • What is Pokémon GO?

    • How to Play the Pokémon Game

    • Main Screen Summary

    • Hunting and Tracking Nearby Pokémon

    • Evolved and Rare Pokémon

    • Catching Pokémon

    • Preparing for Gym Battle

    • Team Options

    • Training Regiments

    • Breakdown of Gym Levels

    • Pokémon Type Advantages

    • Pokémon Move-sets

    • Storing Multiple Pokémon

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    Get complete coverage of all objectives included on the latest release of the CompTIA Security+ exam from this comprehensive resource. Cowritten by leading information security experts, this authoritative guide fully addresses the skills required for securing a network and managing risk. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-401, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

    COVERS ALL EXAM DOMAINS, INCLUDING:

    Network security
    Compliance and operational security
    Threats and vulnerabilities
    Application, data, and host security
    Access control and identity management
    Cryptography

    ELECTRONIC CONTENT INCLUDESl

    • 200 practice exam questions
    • Test engine that provides practice exams or quizzes that can be customized by chapter or exam objective
    • PDF copy of the book

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    The Ultimate Super Mario Run Guide!
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    A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand.

    In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it's up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.

    *Internet connectivity required to play. Data charges may apply.

    ■ World Tour
    Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches!

    Travel through plains, caverns, Ghost Houses, airships, castles, and more...

    Clear 6 worlds filled with 24 brand-new courses designed for one-handed play!

    *Access to all 6 Worlds subject to purchase.

    ■ Toad Rally
    Show off Mario’s stylish moves, compete against your friends and challenge people from all over the world.

    A challenge mode where the competition differs each time you play.

    Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads. If you’r...
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    Think Before You Ink: Learn the best strategies to solve every puzzle, splat every enemy, and conquer every boss in the single-player campaign.

    Map It Out: Find every collectible and uncover every secret with the help of our detailed maps.

    Ink the Competition in Multiplayer: Gain an edge in online Turf War battles, plus the all-new Salmon Run co-op mode, with tips straight from Splatoon experts!

    Gear Up! We give you the stats for the coolest gear, hottest fashions, and best weapons—including the all-new Splat Dualies. Be sure to check our eGuide for continued coverage!

    New Amiibo: Get full details on the unlocks included with the new Splatoon amiibo.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Periodic content updates. Use the enhanced, mobile-friendly eGuide for strategy on the go, all optimized for a second-screen experience. (Web browser required.)

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    Tracks Galore: Complete Coverage for all tracks shows you the best way to approach each one in Grand Prix and Time Trial modes.

    Know the Shortcuts: Fully labeled maps show you the locations of every coin, item block, and shortcut.

    Beat the Competition: Learn the best tactics for item use, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and more.

    Revamped Battle Mode: Get tips and strategies for the revamped Battle Mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast!

    All DLC: Covers all previously released DLC, along with all new characters and vehicles.

    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.

     

    This guide is the first in a “Nintendo Switch” stylized series at a 6"x9" trim size. Look for future Switch titles to continue this concept.

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    Master Wordpress using our step-by-step visual approach (over 250 screenshots). This book is a major new release for 2017, covering the latest version of Wordpress.

    Building a beautiful, professional looking Wordpress website, is no longer the domain of computer geeks. Wordpress makes it possible for anyone to create and run a website that looks great on any device - PC, Mac, tablet and phone, for hobby or business.

    The primary goal of this book is to take anyone, even an absolute beginner, from zero to Wordpress "guru" in a few short hours. I'll hold your hand, step-by-step, all the way.

    You get to watch over my shoulder as we explore the Wordpress Dashboard.

    Inside this book, veteran Wordpress expert Andy Williams will start at the very beginning. You'll learn important topics like:

    • The two different versions of Wordpress.
    • Website hosting and domain registrars. How to set this up with separate registrar and host, for more security.
    • How to install Wordpress.
    • An overview of the Dashboard including how to find hidden items.
    • Cleaning out the stuff that ...
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    EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS ─ ALL IN ONE COMPACT BOOK THAT FITS INTO YOUR CAMERA BAG

    LEARN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS FROM MASTERS OF THIS ART FORM
    In "Advancing Your Photography", Marc Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the cycle of photography, Silber makes it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures.

    VALUABLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF INTERVIEWS WITH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS
    "What makes this book so powerful is that I have been able to distill from my 1,000s of hours of interviews with top photographers high level knowledge, that would take decades to acquire ― but I have presented this knowledge in a way that even a new photographer can grasp and put right to work. If someone applies themselves and rolls up their sleeves, with this handbook, they can become an excellent photographer and make photographs that they and others will love." You will learn valuable insights f...
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    Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic guidance. No matter what your experience level, development environment, or project size, this book will inform and stimulate your thinking—and help you build the highest quality code.
    Discover the timeless techniques and strategies that help you:

    • Design for minimum complexity and maximum creativity
    • Reap the benefits of collaborative development
    • Apply defensive programming techniques to reduce and flush out errors
    • Exploit opportunities to refactor—or evolve—code, and do it safely
    • Use construction practices that are right-weight for your project
    • Debug problems quickly and effect...
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    Cisco Press has the only self-study guides approved by Cisco for the new CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications. The new edition of the best-selling two-book value priced CCNA Official Cert Guide Library includes updated content, new online practice exercises, more than 600 practice exam questions, and more than 2 hours of video training, plus the CCENT and CCNA Network Simulator Lite Editions with 43 free Network Simulator labs.


    CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Official Cert Guide Library is a comprehensive review and practice package for the latest CCNA exams and is the only self