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Find practical, real-world advice that helps you choose a digital camera!This book helps you cut through the marketing hype and confusing jargon to find the digital camera that's right for you. You'll learn which camera features are important, which ones aren't, and why. Rather than bury you with arcane technical details or a myriad of camera models, Larry first helps you determine how much you want to spend, what sort of pictures you're likely to take, and what aspects of using a camera are important to you. With that grounding, you're ready to learn about the different camera features, separated by those that are actually important and those that merely fill up feature checklists. The ebook even contains a camera comparison worksheet you can fill in while shopping. Additional sections give you pointers on how to read camera reviews (plus a list of the best review sites!), advice about evaluating picture quality, suggestions of where to buy your camera, the lowdown on accessories you might want, and tips on working with photos on your computer. Includes a coupon worth $5 off any order at Small Dog Electronics, chopping the price of this ebook in half if you buy your camera from Small Dog!
Aside from the Constitution itself, there is no more important document in American politics and law than The Federalist-the series of essays written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to explain the proposed Constitution to the American people and persuade them to ratify it. Today, amid angry debate over what the Constitution means and what the framers' "original intent" was, The Federalist is more important than ever, offering the best insight into how the framers thought about the most troubling issues of American government and how the various clauses of the Constitution were meant to be understood. Michael Meyerson's Liberty's Blueprint provides a fascinating window into the fleeting, and ultimately doomed, friendship between Hamilton and Madison, as well as a much-needed introduction to understanding how the lessons of The Federalist are relevant for resolving contemporary constitutional issues from medical marijuana to the war on terrorism. This book shows that, when properly read, The Federalist is not a "conservative" manifesto but a document that rightfully belongs to all Americans across the political spectrum.
The English explorer Henry Hudson devoted his life to the search for a water route through America, becoming the first European to navigate the Hudson River in the process. InFatal Journey, acclaimed historian and biographer Peter C. Mancall narrates Hudson's final expedition. In the winter of 1610, after navigating dangerous fields of icebergs near the northern tip of Labrador, Hudson's small ship became trapped in winter ice. Provisions grew scarce and tensions mounted amongst the crew. Within months, the men mutinied, forcing Hudson, his teenage son, and seven other men into a skiff, which they left floating in the Hudson Bay. A story of exploration, desperation, and icebound tragedy,Fatal Journeyvividly chronicles the undoing of the great explorer, not by an angry ocean, but at the hands of his own men.
Richard Brookhiser wrote his first cover story forNational Reviewat age fourteen, and became the magazine's youngest senior editor at twenty-three. William F. Buckley Jr. was Brookhiser's mentor, hero, and admirer; within a year of Brookhiser's arrival at the magazine, Buckley tapped him as his successor as editor-in-chief. But without warning, the relation ship soured-one day, Brookhiser returned to his desk to find a letter from Buckley unceremoniously informing him "you will no longer be my successor. " Brookhiser remained friends and colleagues with Buckley despite the breach, and inRight Time, Right Placehe tells the story of that friendship with affection and clarity. At the same time, he provides a delightful account of the intellectual and political ferment of the conservative resurgence that Buckley nurtured and led. Witty and poignant,Right Time, Right Placetells the story of a young man and a political movement coming of age-and of the man who inspired them both.
Dermot Nolan is an international, award-winning, bestselling author who seems to have it all-a successful career, fame, fortune, and a beautiful wife. Dermot seems every bit the literary darling. And yet, for the last year, he has suffered from a bout of writer's block and in the process has grossly overspent his income. So when Dermot comes across an unsolicited horror manuscript stuffed into his mailbox entitledMy Worst Nightmares-My Delicious Memoirs, he cannot help but feel intrigued. It tells the story of the twisted, homicidal "Dream Healer" who snares his victims via his website worstnightmares. net, seduces them into revealing their innermost fears, and then kills them by revisiting their very own nightmares upon them. And while Dermot is disgusted by the horror of the manuscript, he is also deeply intrigued, so much so he seeks to solve his writer's block by rewriting Arnold's novel as his own. Sweeping aside the threatening prospect of plagiarism, Dermot begins to rework the novel while simultaneously researching the stories. In his search, he slowly begins to realize that the novel may not be entirely fictional, that these poor characters may have perished at the hands of a twisted torturer. Could the Dream Healer be real? Could these innocent cyber-surfers have fallen victim to a raving maniac? And could Dermot be writing his own ticket to death. . . his very own worst nightmare?
Coca-Cola and its logo are everywhere. In our homes, our workplaces, even our schools. It is a company that sponsors the Olympics, backs US presidents and even re-brands Santa Claus. A truly universal product, it has even been served in space. From Istanbul to Mexico City, Mark travels the globe investigating the stories and people Coca-Cola's iconic advertising campaigns don't mention. Child labourers in the sugar cane fields of El Salvador. Indian workers exposed to toxic chemicals. Colombian union leaders falsely accused of terrorism and jailed alongside the paramilitaries who want to kill them. And many more. . . Provocative, funny and stirring,Belching Out the Devilinvestigates the truth behind one of the planet's biggest brands.
Scary headlines and scarier statistics tell the story of a financial crisis on a scale not seen in decades-certainly not within the lifetime of most Americans. Moreover, this is a worldwide financial crisis. Financial institutions on both sides of the Atlantic have either collapsed or have been saved from collapse by government bailouts, as a result of buying securities based on American housing values that eroded or evaporated. Now completely revised in paperback, The Housing Boom and Bust is designed to unravel the tangled threads of that story. It also attempts to determine whether what is being done to deal with the problem is more likely to make things better or worse.
Go under the hood with new (and old) features in Apple Mail in Leopard! Are you using Apple Mail in Leopard effectively? In this book, completely updated from its previous Panther and Tiger editions, author Joe Kissell provides comprehensive guidance, with a focus on new and updated features. You'll learn how to use and customize the Mail window, control the size and styling of incoming messages, and make rules to move messages into different mailboxes automatically. The book covers outgoing mail, showing you smart ways to address messages, send attachments, and send HTML-based messages. But, that's not all! You'll also find advice about setting up accounts, solving account connection problems and other bug-a-boos, handling spam, managing attachments, making backups, searching, signatures, notes and to-do items, Data Detectors, and more. You'll find answers to questions such as:What are the most important changes in Leopard Mail? How can I read my email on more than one computer? How do I set up my Gmail account to work with Mail? What should I do if my email won't come in? What if it won't send? How do I use Mail as an RSS reader? How can I make the text of an incoming message larger? Is there a way to force Mail to display only plain text? How can I automatically sort my messages into different mailboxes? How do I read, save, and delete incoming attachments? I made a note, but where did it go? Are there third-party tools that extend Mail's capabilities?
Along the way, you'll learn useful Mac OS X skills, including how to: Make your default Finder window look the way you want. Set up your Dock for your needs and screen. Get around using the keyboard. Use any special features built into your laptop's trackpad. Zoom your screen and use tricks to help tired or weak eyes. Type special characters, and type in multiple languages. Find windows with Expos and organize them with Spaces. Set up Time Machine backups the smart way. Set up Software Update to match your personal style. Search for stuff on your Mac. You'll also gain confidence to explore Snow Leopard's features further. These include new capabilities like automatic fixing of misspelled words and text substitution as you type, totally revamped Services, better control over Time Machine backups, whizzy new Expos options, and the new keyboard switcher for multi-lingual Mac users. Matt also reminds you about how best to to customize the sidebar in your Finder windows, configure Open and Save dialogs, and arrange items on your toolbar for quick access, and he covers the Path Bar, Dashboard, status menus, login items, zooming controls, sleep vs. hibernation for laptops, and double-headed scroll arrows. Matt even explains how Leopard's contextual menu plug-ins and QuickTime Pro disappear in Snow Leopard. He also covers a handful of important third-party utilities, and he provides easy-as-can-be steps for a script that even beginners can run to place a new Finder window in exactly the right spot. Specific questions answered in this ebook include: Making things look right:Where is the elusive checkbox for making my menu bar look solid? Where'd the flag icon on my menu bar come from? How do I best position and configure my Dock? How do I add an item to "Search For" in my Finder window sidebar? What folders should I put in "Places" in the Finder window sidebar? How do I change which categories appear on my search results menu? How do I customize my Desktop with a special color or photo? Using a keyboard, trackpad, or mouse:How do I turn off or reassign the Caps Lock key? How do I start Expos with my mouse? How can I move the mouse very precisely? How do I change the size of my mouse pointer icon? What's the purpose of the "Ignore accidental trackpad input" checkbox? What is the keyboard shortcut for choosing a menu item without the mouse? What if I don't want my function keys to do hardware-related things like muting and screen dimming? Getting things done:How do I stop all the disk activity when I first boot Snow Leopard? Where's the interface for "tagging" files? How do I limit who my child can exchange email with? How can I set up my fonts so they are easier to work with? How can I keep certain windows in specific Spaces? How do I identify-and delete-huge files in my Time Machine backup? How can I easily make my laptop sleep more quickly?
The ebook will help you: Evaluate whether your Mac is ready to run Snow Leopard Prepare for changes in Snow Leopard, such as software that may no longer work Complete crucial pre-upgrade steps that help you avoid trouble Make a bootable duplicate in case Joe's easy Plan A doesn't work for you Understand everything you need to know about what the installer will do Decide which optional software you should install Perform a few important post-installation tasks and tweaks Solve problems that might arise after installing-such as a Mac that won't boot You should buy this ebook if one or both of the following describes your situation:You want to ensure a calm, successful update with no data loss or other unpleasant surprises. You could run the Snow Leopard installer on your own, but you want to know the ins and outs of what's new with the installer because you are a Mac consultant, because friends and relatives rely on you for tech support, so you can wow everyone at your next MUG meeting, or simply because you like knowing exactly how things work behind the scenes. Specific questions answered in this ebook include:Is my Mac ready for a Snow Leopard installation? What's new in the Snow Leopard installer? What's the deal with QuickTime and Snow Leopard? What's Rosetta, why should I care, and what should I do about it? Is it ever a good idea to partition my startup drive? How can I check if I need to run a firmware update before installing? What are smart ways to free up disk space so I have more room for Snow Leopard? How do I back up Boot Camp before upgrading, just in case something goes horribly wrong? The installer won't let me do what was previously called an "Archive and Install." What's the best alternative? Now that I've clicked Customize in the installer, how do I figure out which checkboxes to select? I just installed Snow Leopard and my Mac won't boot. Help! What kinds of software that I depend on might not initially work in Snow Leopard?
Is your data stuck on your Mac? Learn how to sync it with another Mac, iPhone, iPod, mobile phone, or PDA! With clear directions and a humorous touch, Take Control of Syncing Data in Leopard explains how to sync data from a Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with a variety of devices from Apple and other companies. Whether you want to sync phone numbers between your Mac and your mobile phone, share calendars and keychains between Macs, or move only new podcast episodes to a small iPod, syncing expert and master punster Michael Cohen has the answers. You'll learn what software and gear you need and the best ways to move data between different devices. The ebook also explains how syncing works under the hood and provides troubleshooting advice in case your sync engine throws a rod. Types of sync data covered include:Calendar items stored in iCal, Entourage, and Google Contacts stored in Address Book, Entourage, Yahoo, and Google Data on Exchange servers Dock items and Dashboard widgets Apple Mail account settings, Safari bookmarks, and application preferences Apple Mail and Entourage notes Keychains (user names and passwords) Items from software that uses Leopard's Sync Services, including NetNewsWire and Yojimbo Audio, video, photos, and associated metadata from iTunes Types of devices covered include:Macs, with details on MobileMe and overviews of popular third-party options iPhone and iPod touch, via MobileMe or iTunes Old and new iPods via iTunes, with details on USB and FireWire connections The Apple TV via iTunes Mobile phones, smartphones, BlackBerries, and Palm OS PDAs
You'll find the answers to these questions and more: Why do I have I log in to my Macintosh? Why do my files reside in the Users folder? What is the purpose of an Administrator account? How can I take advantage of the Guest account? How do I limit time of day when my child can use the Mac? Can I control who my child exchanges email with? What's the best way for users on my Mac to share files? How can I customize the way my login window behaves? How can I speed up the log in and log out process for everyone? Can users on my Mac share my iTunes songs or iPhoto images? What's the difference between a login item and a startup item?
Read this book to learn the answers to questions like: Which technique should I use to share my files? How do I set up my Mac as a file server? What types of security should I set up? Do I need a firewall? Should I use Samba or AFP as my file-sharing service? How can I restrict what users can do after they log in? How can my Windows-using colleagues access my shared files? How do I share iPhoto photos? What about songs from iTunes? What's the best way to connect to a file server from my Mac? What are my security options for running an FTP server? How can I configure my server so it wakes up if someone wants to use it?
You'll discover how to navigate the many options in Settings so you're up and running quickly, and learn important techniques - such as searching and copying text - for using your iPhone effectively. You'll also get help with many specific iPhone questions, including these:How does my iPhone know where it is? How do I manage my network connections? How can I type faster so it's more fun to use? How do I transfer photos to and from my iPhone? How do the many volume control options function? How do I attach a Bluetooth headset? Can I delete a third-party app, but get it back later? How do I buy or make ringtones? What do I need to know before I travel abroad? How do I put an often-used Web page on my Home screen? How do I use iPhone tethering to connect my laptop to the Internet? How do I set up an ad-hoc, peer-to-peer Bluetooth network? How do I get started with syncing via Exchange? What are the pros and cons of jailbreaking? I'm a Unix geek. How to I get root access? Plus, you'll find detailed troubleshooting techniques to use if you run into a problem, including: Safari problems Syncing problems Internet connection problems Freezes, crashes, and mysterious buggy behavior Restoring an ailing iPhone from a backup Determining if you need a hardware repair How to deal with passwords and security issues
You'll find plenty of concise, clear explanations, plus pointers to a few important independent apps that add to the features offered in Apple's. Jeff shows you how to use the iPhone apps for real-life tasks, including how to: Update your calendar on the bus, and view the changes on your office Mac Sync the sometimes elusive Birthdays calendar to your iPhone Explain to friends how your iPhone knows where it is Set an alarm that you'll hear, even if the volume is turned down Set up a conference call with three of your friends Skip ahead in a long voicemail message Get around on the Web without squinting more than necessary Read and reply to email Send text messages or quickly place a call to someone you're texting with Take quality photos with the iPhone 3GS Upload photos from your iPhone to your computer Trim the video you just took at a party and share it online right away Get directions from your doctor's office to the drugstore Settle arguments about which way north is Find a song quickly so you can play it for a friend Use Jeff's favorite free app, Remote, to run iTunes on a Mac or an Apple TV
You'll learn about syncing managed data on a Mac running Snow Leopard with:Another Mac Microsoft Exchange The cloud (i.e. MobileMe or Google) An iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV A non-Apple mobile phone A PDA (i.e. a Palm or Blackberry, specifics are brief) Types of sync data covered include:Calendar items stored in iCal, Entourage, Google, and Yahoo Contacts stored in Address Book, Entourage, Google, and Yahoo Data on Exchange servers Data on MobileMe Dock items and Dashboard widgets Apple Mail account settings, Safari bookmarks, and application preferences Apple Mail and Entourage notes Keychains (user names and passwords) Items from software that uses Mac OS X's Sync Services, such as Yojimbo Audio, video, photos, apps, and associated metadata from iTunes Types of devices covered include:Macs, with details on MobileMe and overviews of popular third-party options The iPhone and iPod touch, via Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe, or iTunes Old and new iPods via iTunes, with details on USB and FireWire connections The Apple TV via iTunes Mobile phones, smartphones, BlackBerries, and Palm OS PDAs via iSync and/or third-party utilities Connection technologies and software examined include:Bluetooth, USB, FireWire, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet MobileMe, iTunes, iSync, IMAP (IMAP discussion is limited to Apple Mail), Exchange Third-party products from BusyMac, Feisar, Mark/Space, Nova Media, PocketMac, and Spanning Sync Sampler of special questions you'll find answers to: What is the truth database? And what should I do if I think it's lying? When a sync occurs, what's going on behind the scenes? What is push syncing and how does it work? What is the difference between syncing and a backup? What does Bluetooth "discovery" mean, and what should I do about it? Can I control exactly which audio and video files sync to my iPod? How do I override automatic syncing when I connect my iPod to iTunes? How does iTunes decide if a video file is a movie, TV show, or music video? How does the Apple TV figure out what to sync if it fills up? How do I sync everything possible to my iPhone--calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, the works? How do I sync a mobile phone that Apple doesn't support? Argh! Snow Leopard's iSync doesn't support the Palm! What third-party software can I use instead? I want to sync directly with an Exchange server... what do I need to know? What's the smartest way to sync keychains between Macs? I have a syncing feeling about my data--what should I do?
When Navy SEAL Mack Bedford's fellow officers are brutally killed by Iraqi insurgents using a cruel, new, anti-tank Diamondhead missile, Mack avenges their murders by gunning down the then-unarmed attackers, ultimately getting himself court-martialed and kicked out of the Navy in the process. To make matters worse, Mack then learns that the Diamondhead missiles were sold illegally by French industrialist and infamous politician Henri Foche. Mack suspects that Foche will succeed in his campaign to become the next French president and fears that his election will promote the spread of international terrorism. In addition, Mack has a gravely ill son whose life can only be saved with an experimental and unaffordable foreign medical procedure. So when Mack is asked to help assassinate Henri Foche, he finds himself agreeing. His reward: a chance at survival for both his son and the country. But before Mack can reach Foche, a jilted mercenary group warns the Frenchman of the threat, greatly increasing the difficulty of Mack's solo assassination attempt. Can Mack track down and murder the French tyrant as he has been commissioned to do? Does he have the power to restore his reputation as a Navy SEAL? And will he be able to save his son before it's too late?
Based on extensive research with an amazing success rate, The Depression Cure outlines a step-by-step plan for recovery, which focuses on six key lifestyle elements that have largely disappeared in healthy doses from modern life:- physical exercise - omega-3 fatty acids- natural sunlight exposure - restorative sleep- social connectedness- meaningful, engaging activityWith his six-step programme, Dr Ilardi not only makes sense of depression but offers a practical and straightforward plan for recovery. The Depression Cure is an essential guide for anyone seeking an alternative approach to treating depression.
Omelets. French toast. Bacon. Brunch has always been about comfort, calories-and for vegans everywhere, a feast of foods they can't touch. Until now! Bestselling vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz unleashes her signature flair and ingenuity to give readers breakfast they won't find anywhere else, whether welcoming you from a late night on the town or waking you up for a meal you won't want to forget. Recipes range from the classic (Pancakes and Waffles) to the inspired (Banana Rabanada) to the decadent (Pain au Chocolat) to the essential (Bloody Marys). The book also includes gluten-free and soy-free recipes. With over 75 recipes suitable for one or to wow a crowd, and gorgeous color photos throughout, Vegan Brunch is the ultimate cookbook for the most important meal of the day.
Over the years, Donald Trump has written many bestselling books, and he has also written short pieces that summarize his singularly successful tenets on how to live the good life, both personally and professionally. These have been personally selected by Donald Trump for this book, giving his special perspective in what amounts to an "informal education" on how to succeed in business and life. The pieces are engaging, informative, and educational, presenting the clearest picture yet into the mind and heart of an extraordinary individual.
It took the Japanese fleet twenty-two days to sail from Japan to Pearl Harbor in 1941, the same twenty-two days that witnessed the German assault on Moscow and the Crusader battles in North Africa. The Germans failed to knock the Soviets out; the Japanese succeeded in bringing the Americans in. These twenty-two days sealed their mutual fate. With each chapter structured around one of the twenty-two days leading up to Pearl Harbor, SEALING THEIR FATE narrates the battles, the preparations for battle, the diplomatic manoeuvres and the intelligence wars. The story shifts from snowbound Russian villages to the stormy northern Pacific, from the North African desert to Europe's warring capitals, and from Tokyo to Washington. The book features a host of ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen, and those political and military figures who played a key role in the war. Taking the momentum of the Japanese fleet, SEALING THEIR FATE works as an exciting countdown. Other countdowns -- the gradual halting of the German advance in Russia, the erosion of Rommel's resources in North Africa, the institutionalization of the Holocaust -- is worked into this basic structure. As Winston Churchill memorably remarked 'Hitler's fate was sealed. Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder. All the rest was merely the proper application of overwhelming force. '
Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Youby Susan J. Elliott
Breaking up is hard but it happens - and it hurts. Whether you are the 'dumper' or the 'dumpee', losing an intimate relationship can be devastating. This book shows you how to move on, follow some clear rules relating to your 'ex' and your old life, grow from the experience and be equipped for a new, healthier relationship. Written for both males and females of all ages, Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven road map for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship whether it be a 20 year marriage or a whirlwind romance lasting only a few weeks. Complete with inspiring stories from real people and strategies to jump-start the moving-on process, Getting Past Your Breakup is the most effective for getting permanently past a breakup, getting your confidence back, and opening yourself to true love.
The violent financial disruptions of the past several years toppled nearly all of the lords of Wall Street, the global financial regulators, and the economic gurus. While true believers of free-market fundamentalism oversaw the great asset bubble of 1995-2005, there were voices that warned of economic collapse. Among them, three men have stood out as beacons of sound judgment and wisdom: Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. The careers of these three men are, to a large degree, stories of success in volatile times. Here, Morris analyzes their records. He distills their distinctive strategies, wisdom, and experience, and argues for the importance of humility and common sense in navigating the current global economic crisis.
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