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Donut Nation

by Ellen Brown

Donuts are America's favorite treat and, in Donut Nation, Ellen Brown travels the United States in search of the best donut shops. From beloved mom-and-pop establishments and roadside cafes to innovative boutiques and artisanal restaurants, there are more than seventy hand-crafted donut shops to take you from Maine to Arizona. Perfect for the cross-country explorer or home chef, it also includes mouthwatering recipes for donuts like Orange-Pistachio Cake, Maple Bacon, and Strawberry-Buttermilk. Donut Nation is a one-of-a-kind trip to the heart of an American classic.

Date Night In

by Ashley Rodriguez

Rekindle the Romance at Home! Sweethearts, spouses, and parents Ashley and Gabe Rodriguez found themselves deep into marriage and child-rearing when they realized they were spending most of their evenings staring at their computers. Determined not to let their relationship deteriorate into that of "roommates with children," they institute a weekly date night: they sauté, roast, mix and dice and spend time reconnecting over simple but thoughtful dishes like Crostini with Ricotta, Prosciutto, and Peas, Tomato and Fennel Gazpacho with Dungeness Crab, Fennel-Crusted Lamb Chops, and Dulce de Leche and Nectarine Creamsicles (sometimes even with an expertly chilled cocktail). Just carving out time to talk, cook, and eat together became the marriage-booster they needed, and now with Date Night In she invites you to make date night an integral part of your week and shows you how to woo your partner all over again with food, drink, and conversation. Packed with tantalizing and delicious recipes, Date Night In is a must-have cookbook for any couple who wants to spice things up with special seasonal meals at home with a table for two.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

by Chris Taylor

How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment, merchandizing, politics, and even religion? A cultural touchstone and cinematic classic, Star Wars has a cosmic appeal that no other movie franchise has been able to replicate. From Jedi-themed weddings and international storm-trooper legions, to impassioned debates over the digitization of the three Star Wars prequels, to the shockwaves that continue to reverberate from Disney's purchase of the beloved franchise in 2012, the series hasn't stopped inspiring and inciting viewers for almost forty years. Yet surprisingly little is known about its history, its impact#151;or where it's headed next. In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Chris Taylor unearths the human-scale stories that have gone into the making of this galactic-sized legend, and describes how and why Star Wars has been such an astonishing success. In a richly detailed narrative, Taylor traces the history of the series from its difficult birth through four drafts, a disastrous first cut, and many sequels and spin-offs. Today, he shows, Star Wars finds itself at a crossroads, with a new company holding the reins and a new trilogy looming on the horizon. Interspersing the story of Star Wars' evolution with in-depth portraits of all the major names behind the films, as well as reportage about the franchise's awesome cultural reach and its immensely lucrative business operations, Taylor shows that Star Wars has become ubiquitous: It is loved as much by children as adults, and as much by women as by men. Its action figures now outnumber human beings. And the films themselves have a reach that extends far beyond their viewership; even most so-called Star Wars #147;virgins" know that Darth Vader is Luke's father, and can identify an Ewok (remarkable, considering that the creatures are never named in any of the Star Wars films). This incredible fertility of the Star Wars universe, Taylor explains, is reflected in its bottom line; the films' merchandising revenue alone rivals the GDP of a small country. And with the series' fandom only continuing to grow (despite the general consensus that the recent trilogy was an artistic failure), chances are good that Star Wars will still be galvanizing our imaginations#151;and minting money#151;for generations to come. An energetic, witty account of this stunning cinematic and business success story, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe is the saga of how a young filmmaker's idle idea became such an immense, transformative cultural force.

The End of Shareholder Value

by Allan A. Kennedy

"Allan Kennedy provocatively proposes that running corporations to benefit shareholders damages companies and the societies they operate in. [He] has raised questions about managing for shareholder value that someone will have to answer. "-Mark Henricks, American Way"Allan Kennedy has always seen the corporation in its full cultural context. Now he demonstrates that corporate managers have mistaken the shareholder value formula for the building of true wealth. His fascinating stories of companies make both great reading and a compelling case for the broadening of corporate objectives. "-Stan Davis, co-author of Future Wealth and BlurIn The End of Shareholder Value, Allan Kennedy calls for a revolution in business-for customers, employees, political and social leaders, and governing boards to challenge the cozy relationship between executives and investors that has crippled companies in the name of maximizing shareholder value. From GE to the hottest new Web-based start-up, those companies that subscribe to the shareholder value ethic cannot be sustained and will, inevitably, be replaced by those who figure out how to create and share wealth among all stakeholders. Provocative and wide-ranging, The End of Shareholder Value challenges everyone to rethink the purpose of business in the new millennium.

Hell From the Heavens

by Wukovits

On the morning of April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey saw what seemed to be the entire Japanese air force assembled directly above. They were about to become the targets of the largest single-ship kamikaze attack of World War II. By the time the unprecedented assault was finished, thirty-two sailors were dead and more than seventy wounded. Although she lay shrouded in smoke and fire for hours, the Laffey somehow survived. The gutted American warship limped from Okinawa’s shore for home, where the ship and crew would be feted as heroes. Using personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and their wartime correspondence, John Wukovits breathes life into the story of this forgotten historic event.

Collaborative Internet of Things (C-IoT)

by Kwok Wu Fawzi Behmann

This book provides a simplified visionary approach about the future direction of IoT, addressing its wide-scale adoption in many markets, its interception with advanced technology, the explosive growth in data, and the emergence of data analytics. IoT business applications span multiple vertical markets. The objective is to inspire creative thinking and collaboration among startups and entrepreneurs which will breed innovation and deliver IoT solutions that will positively impact us by making business processes more efficient, and improving our quality of life. With increasing proliferation of smart-phones and social media, data generated by user wearable/mobile devices continue to be key sources of information about us and the markets around us. Better insights will be gained through cognitive computation coupled with business intelligence and visual analytics that are GIS-based.dia class of applications. This has led to the migration from client/server to cloud computing and services. Security has become and remains to be a key challenge to secure access of content at anytime and anywhere. The introduction of smart phones has generated a wide acceptance and adoption by business, consumer and general population. Today, we see high growth in mobile traffic than landline. Increase longer life battery, introduction of tablets and growth of ecosystem for mobile applications will cause a gradual decline in the growth of PCs and rapid end of life of desktop equipment. The amount of data being created and transmitted over networks from mobile devices and IoT will continue to grow in an explosive way. This, in turn, will impact businesses by entering in a new era of computing that requires systems to process and analyze, in real-time, huge volumes of information known as Big Data and emergence of new applications and services. As networks increase in complexity, concept of virtualization and clouds become of great importance in the evolution of future networks. SDN - Software Defined Networks will enable virtualization of network resources enabled by open source capabilities and interoperability. Hence, we can witness the evolution and acceleration of the next generation cloud architecture, computing and emerging services. The book provides the reader with a quick overview of the evolution of Internet of Things and its impact on Smart Connected Digital Life and emerging Cloud Services comparing trials in the 1990s with current solutions offering and future trends. The underline drivers of innovative change are the scalability of Internet, advancement of wireless technology and accelerated growth of mobility. Broadly, the book is organized into eight chapters and provides a comprehensive overview on emerging cloud services and IoT networking paradigms.

Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students

by Richard C. Semelka Kiran Reddy Busireddy Katherine R. Birchard

Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students is an ideal companion for medical students and clinicians, with a focus on medical learning and patient management to support clerkship rotations and internship training. This brand new title delivers comprehensive radiological illustrations of various pathologies on different modalities, guiding the reader through the processes of understanding different imaging techniques, requesting the most appropriate medical imaging modality and procedure in order to reach a clinical diagnosis. With a simple approach to a wide-range of organ-based important pathologies from an imaging point of view, this comprehensively illustrated volume uses a simple consistent categorization scheme. This book includes: * In-depth evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses for each modality * Explanations of the basic physics of different imaging modalities * An accessible overview of the current FDA and ACR guidelines for imaging safety, radiation risks, with special guidelines for imaging children and pregnant women * An exploration of a wide-range of organ-based pathologies from an imaging point of view Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students is a timely, manageable and concise learning resource, with broad topic coverage and enhanced learning features to help students and clinicians answer the question, 'which test should I order?' and confidently diagnose and manage conditions.

FX Option Performance

by Jessica James Jonathan Fullwood Peter Billington

Get the little known - yet crucial - facts about FX options Daily turnover in FX options is an estimated U.S. $ 207 billion, but many fundamental facts about this huge and liquid market are generally unknown. FX Option Performance provides the information practitioners need to be more effective in the market, with detailed, specific guidance. This book is a unique and practical guide to option trading, with the courage to report how much these contracts have really made or lost. Breaking free from the typical focus on theories and generalities, this book gets specific - travelling back in history to show exactly how options performed in different markets and thereby helping investors and hedgers alike make more informed decisions. Not overly technical, the rigorous approach remains accessible to anyone with an interest in the area, showing investors where to look for value and helping corporations hedge their FX exposures. FX Option Performance begins with a quick and practical introduction to the FX option market, then provides specific advice toward structures, performance, rate fluctuation, and trading strategies. Examine the historical payoffs to the most popular and liquidly traded options Learn which options are overvalued and which are undervalued Discover surprising, generally unpublished facts about emerging markets Examine systemic option trading strategies to find what works and what doesn't On average, do options result in profit, loss, or breaking even? How can corporations more cost-effectively hedge their exposure to emerging markets? Are cheap out-of-the-money options worth it?

Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Orthodontics

by Sunil Kapila

in Orthodontics is organized to progress sequentially through specific topics so as to build the knowledgebase logically in this important and rapidly evolving field. Part I provides the foundational information on CBCT technology, including radiation exposure and risks, and future evolutions in computed tomography. Part II presents the Principles and Protocols for CBCT Imaging in Orthodontics, focusing on developing evidence-based criteria for CBCT imaging, the medico-legal implications of CBCT to the professional and the protocols and integration of this technology in orthodontic practice. Part III provides critical information on CBCT-based Diagnosis and Treatment Planning that includes how to interpret CBCT scans, identify incidental pathologies and the possible other uses of this technology. Part IV covers practical aspects of CBCT's Clinical Applications and Treatment Outcomes that encompasses a range of topics, including root morphology and position, treatment of impacted teeth, virtual surgical treatment planning and outcomes, and more.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering

by Henry W. Ott

Praise for Noise Reduction Techniques IN electronic systems"Henry Ott has literally 'written the book' on the subject of EMC. . . . He not only knows the subject, but has the rare ability to communicate that knowledge to others."--EE TimesElectromagnetic Compatibility Engineering is a completely revised, expanded, and updated version of Henry Ott's popular book Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems. It reflects the most recent developments in the field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and noise reduction¿and their practical applications to the design of analog and digital circuits in computer, home entertainment, medical, telecom, industrial process control, and automotive equipment, as well as military and aerospace systems.While maintaining and updating the core information--such as cabling, grounding, filtering, shielding, digital circuit grounding and layout, and ESD--that made the previous book such a wide success, this new book includes additional coverage of:Equipment/systems groundingSwitching power supplies and variable-speed motor drivesDigital circuit power distribution and decouplingPCB layout and stack-upMixed-signal PCB layoutRF and transient immunityPower line disturbancesPrecompliance EMC measurementsNew appendices on dipole antennae, the theory of partial inductance, and the ten most common EMC problemsThe concepts presented are applicable to analog and digital circuits operating from below audio frequencies to those in the GHz range. Throughout the book, an emphasis is placed on cost-effective EMC designs, with the amount and complexity of mathematics kept to the strictest minimum.Complemented with over 250 problems with answers, Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering equips readers with the knowledge needed to design electronic equipment that is compatible with the electromagnetic environment and compliant with national and international EMC regulations. It is an essential resource for practicing engineers who face EMC and regulatory compliance issues and an ideal textbook for EE courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ivor Horton's Beginning Java

by Ivor Horton

Find out why thousands have turned to Ivor Horton for learning JavaIvor Horton's approach is teaching Java is so effective and popular that he is one of the leading authors of introductory programming tutorials, with over 160,000 copies of his Java books sold. In this latest edition, whether you're a beginner or an experienced programmer switching to Java, you'll learn how to build real-world Java applications using Java SE 7. The author thoroughly covers the basics as well as new features such as extensions and classes; extended coverage of the Swing Application Framework; and he does it all in his unique, highly accessible style that beginners love.Provides a thorough introduction to the latest version of the Java programming language, Java SE 7Introduces you to a host of new features for both novices and experienced programmersCovers the basics as well as new language extensions and classes and class methodsGuides you through the Swing Application Framework for creating Swing appsUses numerous step-by-step programming examples to guide you through the development processThere's no better way to get thoroughly up to speed on the latest version of Java than with Ivor Horton's latest, comprehensive guide.

Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials

by Darril Gibson

The core concepts and technologies of Windows networkingNetworking can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This focused, full-color book takes a unique approach to teaching Windows networking to beginners by stripping down a network to its bare basics, thereby making each topic clear and easy to understand. Focusing on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, this book pares down to just the essentials, showing beginners how to gain a solid foundation for understanding networking concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built.This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content.Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental networking concepts and skillsOffers a straightforward and direct approach to networking basics and covers network management tools, TCP/IP, the name resolution process, and network protocols and topologiesReviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-366 examProvides an overview of networking components, discusses connecting computers to a network, and looks at connecting networks with routersIf you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce, then Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials is essential reading.

Beginning ASP.NET 4

by Imar Spaanjaars

The definitive programming guide to ASP. NET, by popular author and Microsoft MVP Imar Spaanjaars Updated for ASP. NET 4, this introductory book retains its helpful examples and step-by-step format from the previous version and keeps the style of offering code examples written in both C# and Visual Basic. Beloved author and Microsoft ASP. NET MVP walks you through ASP. NET, Microsoft's technology for building dynamically generated Web pages from database content. You'll discover many improvements that ASP. NET 4 offers over the previous version, such as the ASP. NET MVC framework, Ajax improvements, jQuery support, and more. You'll gradually build a Web site example that takes you through the processes of building basic ASP. NET Web pages, adding features with pre-built server controls, designing consistent pages, displaying data, and more. Popular author and Microsoft ASP. NET MVP Imar Spaanjaars updates you on the latest updates to ASP. NET 4, Microsoft's technology for building dynamic Web pages from database content Shows you how the 4 version differs from ASP. NET 3. 5 and reviews its new features, including the ASP. NET MVC framework, various Ajax improvements, jQuery support, and more Spaanjaars's distinct writing style puts you at ease with learning ASP. NET 4.

Empire and Ireland: The Transatlantic Career of the Canadian Imperialist Hamar Greenwood, 1870-1948

by Roy Maclaren

In Empire and Ireland, Roy MacLaren recounts the life and political career of Hamar Greenwood, a young man from rural Canada who reached the imperial pinnacle of the British cabinet. Greenwood's arduous route was first beset by conservative opposition to his liberal convictions and later by hostility towards his role as chief secretary for Ireland under British prime minister Lloyd George during the tumultuous years of 1920 to 1922. A long-time advocate of Home Rule for Ireland, Greenwood endeavoured to provide Ireland with the same Dominion status as Canada. Dominion Home Rule, however, was not enough for Irish Republicans, who blamed him for the "Black and Tan" reprisals carried out by the British, and too much for Conservative Unionists, who believed he was insufficiently hard line. Eventually abandoning the divided Liberals for the Conservatives, he entered the House of Lords as Viscount Greenwood. By then Britain could no longer sustain an empire which, in his eyes, had been a cradle for justice, liberty, and development. The first biography of Hamar Greenwood, MacLaren's thought-provoking work also illuminates the meaning of liberal imperialism, a significant factor in political thinking and policy formation throughout the global empire in Greenwood's time, which still has resonance today.

Psych 101

by Paul Kleinman

A hands-on approach to exploring the human mindToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and experiments of psychology into tedious discourse that even Freud would want to repress. Psych 101 cuts out the boring details and statistics, and instead, gives you a lesson in psychology that keeps you engaged - and your synapses firing.From personality quizzes and the Rorschach Blot Test to B.F. Skinner and the stages of development, this primer for human behavior is packed with hundreds of entertaining psychology basics and quizzes you can't get anywhere else.So whether you're looking to unravel the intricacies of the mind, or just want to find out what makes your friends tick, Psych 101 has all the answers - even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

Day One

by Bill Cameron

Born and raised in southern Oregon farm country, Elie Spaneker flees her home and abusive husband, unaware she's being tracked by an ex-cop in the hire of her vengeful father-in-law.In Portland, retired homicide detective Skin Kadash fills his idle days drinking coffee and searching for Eager Gillespie, a teen runaway of special interest as the only witness in a troublesome and long unsolved murder. Eager, meanwhile, is on his own, grifting and working the angles in the homeless underground, oblivious to the unfolding events which will force him to face the consequences of a crime, and a longing, which has haunted him for years.These disparate trails converge at a bloody standoff, the harrowing end of a series of brutal crimes which trace a path from the high desert to the streets of Portland, committed by a perpetrator known only as Shadow.

Start Day Trading Now

by Michael Sincere

Are you intimidated by day trading? Think it's only for the select few who are savvy with stocks or are financial savants? Well, think again, because anyone can master day trading--and once you learn the basic techniques, it's possible to make a boatload of money! The flip side: if you don't know what you're doing, you can lose your shirt. In this entry-level guide to day trading, MarketWatch columnist and financial journalist Michael Sincere assumes you know nothing. Zip. Zero. Inside, he shows you how to get started and breaks day trading down by clearly explaining: What computer equipment you'll need How much money is required The technical jargon of day trading Key strategies you'll employ while trading How you can manage risk Most important, Sincere lets you in on the biggest secret of all: how to master the mind game of day trading. Thousands of day traders have watched their bank accounts balloon thanks to Wall Street. Now you can get into the market and enter their coveted ranks.

Little House in the Suburbs

by Deanna Caswell Daisy Siskins

Self-Sufficiency in the Suburbs!Gardens, goats and chickens in the suburbs? Absolutely!The easy-to-follow advice in this book will show you everything you need to know to enjoy an abundant, independent life on food and products grown in your own back yard. You may feel like you have superpowers the first time you prepare a meal using only ingredients you grew in your garden. And is there anything you can't do after you lather up with a bar of soap that you made in your own home? This book is full of recipes and tips that will help you discover the joy of self-sufficiency. Do''t worry; suburban gardening doesn't mean you have to rip up your yard, or risk being ostracized by neighbors or your municipality or homeowners association.Inside you'll find:Gardening instructions for any-size yard and any skill levelA complete overview of keeping chickens, mini-goats and bees in the suburbsMore than 40 food recipes featuring ingredients from your garden or animalsCanning techniquesRecipes for natural deodorant, toothpaste, lip balm and other beauty products Step-by-step soapmaking instructions and soap recipesNatural cleaning recipes for kitchens, bathrooms, surfaces and laundryGift basket ideasCommunity-building ideas including babysitting co-ops, meal swaps, and barter systemsAdvice on how to keep the peace with family, neighbors, and officials if your self-sufficient plans meet resistance

iPod: The Missing Manual, Eleventh Edition

by J. D. Biersdorfer

<p>Apple&#8217;s iPods continue to set the bar for media players, with bold new features like the Touch&#8217;s supersized screen and Siri voice control. But iPods still lack a guide to all their features. That&#8217;s where this full-color book comes in. It shows you how to play music, movies, and slideshows; shoot photos and videos; and navigate Apple's redesigned iTunes media-management program.</p>

Monnet's Brandy and Europe's Fate

by Strobe Talbott

The past five years have been turbulent for the eurozone. Yet leaders such as Angela Merkel and Fran ois Hollande are determined to keep The European Project intact, and even among one-time critics there is a broad consensus that the eurozone will have to hang together. Strobe Talbott introduces the extraordinary life and vision of Jean Monnet--the man credited as the architect of European unity. Monnet died in 1979, long before the euro went into circulation, and his relevance today is all the more striking in light of his idiosyncratic career. He was born in 1888 to a long line of brandy artisans. He had no formal training as an economist, yet he is ranked alongside Keynes. He was never elected to public office, and his fellow countrymen sometimes mocked him as "the great American." Ironically, some believed that Monnet's arguments were particularly effective with FDR, and later speculated that they might even have helped shorten World War II by a year.In this essay, Talbott demonstrates how Monnet's vision of integration may serve as a guide to ending the current eurozone crisis. With minds in key capitals now focused on cobbling together institutional measures of the sort that Monnet believed necessary for monetary union, his vision of a united Europe may well survive and, over time, succeed.

The Rhyme of History

by Margaret Macmillan

As the 100th anniversary of World War I approaches, historian Margaret MacMillan compares current global tensions--rising nationalism, globalization's economic pressures, sectarian strife, and the United States' fading role as the world's pre-eminent superpower--to the period preceding the Great War. In illuminating the years before 1914, MacMillan shows the many parallels between then and now, telling an urgent story for our time. THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author.

A Deadly Triangle

by William Dalrymple

THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author.

The Promise

by Matt Bennett

THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author.

Iran Surprises Itself and the World

by Suzanne Maloney

THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author.

New Players on the World Stage: Chinese Provinces and Indian States

by William Antholis

India and China are home to one-third of humanity. In both nations, local and regional leaders outside of New Delhi and Beijing play an increasingly important role in policy decisions. So how do developments in Indian states and Chinese provinces affect the actions of both countries on the world stage? In 2012, author William Antholis set out to understand India and China from the inside out. With his wife and two daughters he embarked upon a five-month odyssey through 20 states or provinces in the two Asian giants. They interviewed national and local political leaders, met with corporate executives, journalists, academics, diplomats, religious leaders, teachers, farmers, slum dwellers, and #151;not just inevitably but usefully #151;waiters and taxi drivers. If you enjoy this essay, you may enjoy William Antholis's book on the same topic #151; Inside Out, India and China: Local Politics Go Global THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author. Available in ebook only.

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