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Did you know that: Moose are so nearsighted that some have mistaken automobiles for their mates. Cows give more milk when they listen to music? The chickens we eat today are descendants of chickens brought here by Christopher Columbus? Here are scores of strange-but-true facts about animals that will delight and amuse animal lovers everywhere. These curious and captivating tidbits--about how animals live, eat, sleep, move, communicate, play, propagate, raise babies, and survive--have been gathered by Barbara Seuling, the popular author of many other freaky fact books. Perfectly complemented by her humorous black-and-white drawings, these oddities make entertaining--and informative--reading.
Put some power behind your images with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D and For Dummies The Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D is packed with plenty of features to help you take the professional-quality photos you've always wanted. Need a little know-how to tap into the potential? For Dummies can help. Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D For Dummies provides the guidance you'd receive in a basic photography course combined with step-by-step instructions for using your camera's features to shoot stunning images. The book walks you through taking your first photos in auto mode, then stepping up to settings that give you more control before ultimately moving on taking advantage of the full-range of options available in manual mode. Navigate your Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D and familiarize yourself with its controls and settings Get the lowdown on lenses and choose the right one for your goals Gain insight on how and when to use your flash Learn to adjust shutter speed and aperture and work with color, exposure, and focus for optimum results Take better portraits, action shots, night shots, and close-ups with expert photography tips and insight Fantastic photos and incredible images are just a click away with Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D For Dummies in your camera bag!
Every person working in an investment bank or hedge fund has a large part of his work connected to the lifecycle of a trade. It is the glue by which all the departments are bound and the aggregated success or failure of each trade determines the survival and growth of the entire organization. Trading has evolved from a humble apple grower wanting a stable price for his produce come harvest time, to a complex and exciting industry comprising a significant share of the global economy, and more recently, taking a hand in saving it. It is the fundamental activity of investment banks, hedge funds, pension funds and many other financial companies. There is no better way to understanding the workings of a financial institution than to follow the progress of a trade through all of its various stages and all the activities performed upon it.In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the financial world has changed, with less emphasis on trading and entrepreneurial activity and more on risk management, regulation and auditing. In this new world order, there will be a much greater analysis of every trade, and all market participants will need to have a much better understanding of the impact of their work on the whole trade cycle.This book will dissect a trade into its component parts, track it from pre-conception to maturity and how the trade effects each business function of a financial institution. As well as illustrating each part of the trade process, it will highlight the legal, operational, liquidity, credit and market risks to which the trade is exposed. Readers will benefit from a full understanding of all parts of the trade process, including derivative and credit derivative trades, and will also see, with examples where appropriate, how the mismanagement of these risks led to today's financial crisis.
The ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine provides general practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the field of sports medicine. This highly illustrated and thoroughly revised and updated new edition:* Reflects new developments and current practice* Includes new chapters on medical care at sporting events, environmental factors of sports and exercise, benefits of exercise in health and disease, nutrition and ergogenic supplements, and the use of drugs in sport* Covers the benefits of exercise among special populations such as the disabled, obese, pregnant, children and the elderlyCovering the latest topics and including case studies of common sports and exercise medicine conditions, the ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine is an essential practical guide for general practitioners, family physicians, junior doctors, medical students, physiotherapists, and all health professionals dealing with the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries.
Ninety-five propositions for creating more relevant, more caring schools There is a growing desire to reexamine education and learning. Educators use the phrase "school 2.0" to think about what schools will look like in the future. Moving beyond a basic examination of using technology for classroom instruction, Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need is a larger discussion of how education, learning, and our physical school spaces can--and should--change because of the changing nature of our lives brought on by these technologies. Well known for their work in creating Science Leadership Academy (SLA), a technology-rich, collaborative, learner-centric school in Philadelphia, founding principal Chris Lehmann and former SLA teacher Zac Chase are uniquely qualified to write about changing how we educate. The best strategies, they contend, enable networked learning that allows research, creativity, communication, and collaboration to help prepare students to be functional citizens within a modern society. Their model includes discussions of the following key concepts: Technology must be ubiquitous, necessary, and invisible Classrooms must be learner-centric and use backwards design principles Good technology can be better than new technology Teachers must serve as mentors and bring real-world experiences to students Each section of Building School 2.0 presents a thesis designed to help educators and administrators to examine specific practices in their schools, and to then take their conclusions from theory to practice. Collectively, the theses represent a new vision of school, built off of the best of what has come before us, but with an eye toward a future we cannot fully imagine.
Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen
More than 200 no-fuss, foolproof meals
200 Foolproof Recipes that go Beyond Spaghetti and Meatballs
Kitchen Tested Menus for Foolproof Dinner Parties
An essential collection for fans of Cook's Illustrated (and any discerning cook), The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook will keep you cooking for a lifetime--and guarantees impeccable results.
The fourth book in the Horrors of History historical fiction series follows several characters in Colorado in 1914, just before and during the Ludlow Massacre, which was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel and Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families.
All the boys in EllRay's third-grade class have something they can brag about. Corey's on the swim team, Kevin is super tall, Jared's dad has an ATV. But EllRay's dad is a geologist - not much to brag about. After all, rocks are boring. Then EllRay sees the crystals in his dad's office, and they are really cool looking. If EllRay just "borrows" them to show his classmates, he knows they'd be impressed. And his dad will never have to know. It's a perfect plan . . . until things go awry.
Get up to speed on Apache Accumulo, the flexible, high-performance key/value store created by the National Security Agency (NSA) and based on Google's BigTable data storage system. Written by former NSA team members, this comprehensive tutorial and reference covers Accumulo architecture, application development, table design, and cell-level security.With clear information on system administration, performance tuning, and best practices, this book is ideal for developers seeking to write Accumulo applications, administrators charged with installing and maintaining Accumulo, and other professionals interested in what Accumulo has to offer. You will find everything you need to use this system fully.Get a high-level introduction to Accumulo's architecture and data modelTake a rapid tour through single- and multiple-node installations, data ingest, and queryLearn how to write Accumulo applications for several use cases, based on examplesDive into Accumulo internals, including information not available in the documentationGet detailed information for installing, administering, tuning, and measuring performanceLearn best practices based on successful implementations in the fieldFind answers to common questions that every new Accumulo user asks
How well does your organization respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software-based products? This practical guide presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale--and demonstrates why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your organization, rather than with just one department or team.Through case studies, you'll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organizational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance. Adopting Lean will take time and commitment, but it's vital for harnessing the cultural and technical forces that are accelerating the rate of innovation.Discover how Lean focuses on people and teamwork at every level, in contrast to traditional management practicesApproach problem-solving experimentally, by exploring solutions, testing assumptions, and getting feedback from real usersLead and manage large-scale programs in a way that empowers employees, increases the speed and quality of delivery, and lowers costsLearn how to implement ideas from the DevOps and Lean Startup movements even in complex, regulated environments
This practical guide shows intermediate and advanced web and mobile app developers how to build highly scalable Python applications in the cloud with Google App Engine. The flagship of Google's Cloud Platform, App Engine hosts your app on infrastructure that grows automatically with your traffic, minimizing up-front costs and accommodating unexpected visitors. You'll learn hands-on how to perform common development tasks with App Engine services and development tools, including deployment and maintenance.App Engine's Python support includes a fast Python 2.7 interpreter, the standard library, and a WSGI-based runtime environment. Choose from many popular web application frameworks, including Django and Flask.Get a hands-on introduction to App Engine's tools and features, using an example applicationSimulate App Engine on your development machine with tools from Google Cloud SDKStructure your app into individually addressable modules, each with its own scaling configurationExploit the power of the scalable Cloud Datastore, using queries, transactions, and data modeling with the ndb libraryUse Cloud SQL for standard relational databases with App Engine applicationsLearn how to deploy, manage, and inspect your application on Google infrastructure
This practical guide shows intermediate and advanced web and mobile app developers how to build highly scalable Java applications in the cloud with Google App Engine. The flagship of Google's Cloud Platform, App Engine hosts your app on infrastructure that grows automatically with your traffic, minimizing up-front costs and accommodating unexpected visitors. You'll learn hands-on how to perform common development tasks with App Engine services and development tools, including deployment and maintenance.For Java applications, App Engine provides a J2EE standard servlet container with a complete Java 7 JVM and standard library. Because App Engine supports common Java API standards, your code stays clean and portable.Get a hands-on introduction to App Engine's tools and features, using an example applicationSimulate App Engine on your development machine directly from EclipseStructure your app into individually addressable modules, each with its own scaling configurationExploit the power of the scalable Cloud Datastore, using queries, transactions, and data modeling with JPAUse Cloud SQL for standard relational databases with App Engine applicationsLearn how to deploy, manage, and inspect your application on Google infrastructure
More physicists today are taking on the role of software developer as part of their research, but software development isn't always easy or obvious, even for physicists. This practical book teaches essential software development skills to help you automate and accomplish nearly any aspect of research in a physics-based field.Written by two PhDs in nuclear engineering, this book includes practical examples drawn from a working knowledge of physics concepts. You'll learn how to use the Python programming language to perform everything from collecting and analyzing data to building software and publishing your results.In four parts, this book includes:Getting Started: Jump into Python, the command line, data containers, functions, flow control and logic, and classes and objectsGetting It Done: Learn about regular expressions, analysis and visualization, NumPy, storing data in files and HDF5, important data structures in physics, computing in parallel, and deploying softwareGetting It Right: Build pipelines and software, learn to use local and remote version control, and debug and test your codeGetting It Out There: Document your code, process and publish your findings, and collaborate efficiently; dive into software licenses, ownership, and copyright procedures
As more corporations turn to Hadoop to store and process their most valuable data, the risk of a potential breach of those systems increases exponentially. This practical book not only shows Hadoop administrators and security architects how to protect Hadoop data from unauthorized access, it also shows how to limit the ability of an attacker to corrupt or modify data in the event of a security breach.Authors Ben Spivey and Joey Echeverria provide in-depth information about the security features available in Hadoop, and organize them according to common computer security concepts. You'll also get real-world examples that demonstrate how you can apply these concepts to your use cases.Understand the challenges of securing distributed systems, particularly HadoopUse best practices for preparing Hadoop cluster hardware as securely as possibleGet an overview of the Kerberos network authentication protocolDelve into authorization and accounting principles as they apply to HadoopLearn how to use mechanisms to protect data in a Hadoop cluster, both in transit and at restIntegrate Hadoop data ingest into enterprise-wide security architectureEnsure that security architecture reaches all the way to end-user access
Learn the data skills necessary for turning large sequencing datasets into reproducible and robust biological findings. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to use freely available open source tools to extract meaning from large complex biological data sets.At no other point in human history has our ability to understand life's complexities been so dependent on our skills to work with and analyze data. This intermediate-level book teaches the general computational and data skills you need to analyze biological data. If you have experience with a scripting language like Python, you're ready to get started.Go from handling small problems with messy scripts to tackling large problems with clever methods and toolsProcess bioinformatics data with powerful Unix pipelines and data toolsLearn how to use exploratory data analysis techniques in the R languageUse efficient methods to work with genomic range data and range operationsWork with common genomics data file formats like FASTA, FASTQ, SAM, and BAMManage your bioinformatics project with the Git version control systemTackle tedious data processing tasks with with Bash scripts and Makefiles
This book is targeted at information security professionals, penetration testers and network/system administrators who want to get started with wireless penetration testing. No prior experience with Kali Linux and wireless penetration testing is required, but familiarity with Linux and basic networking concepts is recommended.
If you are an Android developer who wants to learn how to build applications for the Android Wear platform, then this is the book for you. This book only requires a basic knowledge of Android programming. Familiarity with development IDEs such as Android Studio, IntelliJ IDEA, or Eclipse will be helpful.
This book is targeted at expert programmers and architects wanting to learn AWS. Some familiarity with Spring, MySQL, and RESTful web services is assumed.
This book is targeted at those who want to learn NAV's powerful and extensive built-in development capabilities. It assumes that you understand programming and are familiar with business application software.
This book is aimed at the professionals that already have good 3D CGI experience with commercial packages and have now decided to try the open source Blender and want to experiment with something more complex than the average tutorials on the web. However, it's also aimed at the intermediate Blender users who simply want to go some steps further. It's taken for granted that you already know how to move inside the Blender interface, that you already have 3D modeling knowledge, and also that of basic 3D modeling and rendering concepts, for example, edge-loops, n-gons, or samples. In any case, it's also possible for a keen beginner to follow this book, by combining it with the manual on the BlenderWiki or preceding it with a basic Blender UI tutorial on the web. The keyboard/mouse shortcuts for the operations in the recipes are, at least in all the more relevant cases, indicated in brackets.
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- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.