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Make: Like The Pioneers: A Day in the Life with Sustainable, Low-Tech/No-Tech Solutions

by The Editors of Make:

You may have mastered Arduino and 3D printing, but what will you make when the power goes out? This book, featuring projects drawn from previous issues of Make: and Craft:, features projects you can build with little or no technology. <P><P>Whether it's making your own cider or starting a fire with a bow drill, the projects in this book will let you keep making even when you're away from civilization. Whether you're on a camping trip or fortifying the last human settlement against hordes of zombies, you'll find something in this book that will keep you happy, engaged, and most important of all... alive! Projects include:Making fire with a bow drillOld-school bookbindingKitchen table cider makingHogwash bacon soapDa Vinci reciprocating mechanismThe Rok-Bak chairOlive oil lamp

High Performance Android Apps

by Doug Sillars

Unique and clever ideas are important when building a hot-selling Android app, but the real drivers for success are speed, efficiency, and power management. <P><P>With this practical guide, you'll learn the major performance issues confronting Android app developers, and the tools you need to diagnose problems early.Customers are finally realizing that apps have a major role in the performance of their Android devices. Author Doug Sillars not only shows you how to use Android-specific testing tools from companies including Google, Qualcomm, and AT&T, but also helps you explore potential remedies. You'll discover ways to build apps that run well on all 19,000 Android device types in use.Understand how performance issues affect app sales and retentionBuild an Android device lab to maximize UI, functional, and performance testingImprove the way your app interacts with device hardwareOptimize your UI for fast rendering, scrolling, and animationsTrack down memory leaks and CPU issues that affect performanceUpgrade communications with the server, and learn how your app performs on slower networksApply Real User Monitoring (RUM) to ensure that every device is delivering the optimal user experience

Hack and HHVM: Programming Productivity Without Breaking Things

by Owen Yamauchi

How can you take advantage of the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and the Hack programming language, two new technologies that Facebook developed to run their web servers? With this practical guide, Owen Yamauchi--a member of Facebook's core Hack and HHVM teams--shows you how to get started with these battle-tested open-source tools.You'll explore static typechecking and several other features that separate Hack from its PHP origins, and learn how to set up, configure, deploy, and monitor HHVM. Ideal for developers with basic PHP knowledge or experience with other languages, this book also demonstrates how these tools can be used with existing PHP codebases and new projects alike.Learn how Hack provides static typechecking while retaining PHP's flexible, rapid development capabilityWrite typesafe code with Hack's generics featureExplore HHVM, a just-in-time compilation runtime engine with full PHP compatibilityDive into Hack collections, asynchronous functions, and the XHP extension for PHPUnderstand Hack's design rationale, including why it omits some PHP featuresUse Hack for multitasking, and for generating HTML securelyLearn tools for working with Hack code, including PHP-to-Hack migration

Dan Carter: The Autobiography of the All Blacks Legend

by Dan Carter

This is the up-close-and-personal memoir of a global icon of sport, a country boy who went on to become rugby's world superstar. Daniel Carter is acknowledged as the greatest fly-half to have played international rugby. A veteran of more than 100 Test matches, he is the world record holder for most Test points, has twice been named the IRB's Player of the Year and twice named New Zealand Player of the Year. Legendary unbeaten All Blacks coach, Sir Fred Allen, who followed international rugby from the 1920s until after the 2011 Rugby World Cup, had no hesitation in naming Carter as the greatest fly-half he ever saw. Carter, though, is renowned for his modesty and unassuming nature, and argues that he has he always 'just tried to do the best job I can for the All Blacks'. In My Autobiography, the great All Blacks pivot with the model good looks opens up for the first time about his stellar 12-year career. He looks back on the myriad highs, including that virtuoso performance against the Lions in the second Test of the 2005 series when he scored a record 33 points. (The Guardian described the performance as 'the definitive fly-half display of the modern era.') With an equal measure of honesty, he reflects on the lows of his career, speaking frankly of the mental anguish he felt after twice being invalided out of Rugby World Cups. He also talks about his unflinching loyalty to the famous black jersey and the reasons why he elected to make a long-term commitment to New Zealand.

Death By Water

by Robert Ferguson Torkil Damhaug

Psychologist Mailin Bjerke is due to appear on the notorious TV show Taboo, tackling its most sensational subject yet. But she never arrives at the studio.As the police struggle to find any sign of Mailin, her sister Liss, living on the edge in Amsterdam, takes matters into her own hands. Flying home to Olso, she discovers a complex backdrop of friends and enemies, where no one can be relied upon to tell the truth. Her battle is made harder by the fractured memories of a childhood where Mailin was always her protector, and by the secrets she must keep hidden. And she has no idea that Mailin's disappearance is somehow connected to a chance meeting more than a decade before...

The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty

by Maxim Jakubowski

We think of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but far more seductive is the pairing of Holmes and Professor James Moriarty, 'the Napoleon of crime' - a rivalry unparalleled in the world of crime fiction. Fiercely intelligent and a relentless schemer, Moriarty is the super-villain as megastar. This wonderfully diverse collection by writers such as Martin Edwards, Jürgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph and Peter Guttridge reveals not just the evil side of Moriarty's personality, but his humanity, his motivations and his human failings. Some of the stories are humorous, some scary, but all are hugely entertaining.

National 4 & 5 Modern Studies: Social issues in the United Kingdom

by Frank Cooney Paul Creaney Alison Elliott

Endorsed by SQAThe complete resource, developed by top subject experts for the latest syllabus outlines.- Ensure understanding with questions for each topic throughout- Cover the new content areas and specified skills- Engage students with a full-colour, accessible formatThis is an up-to-date resources for the National 4 & 5 syllabus outlines offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority for examination from 2014 onwards. Social Issues in the United Kingdom ensures that students are fully briefed on the relevant topic areas for exam preparation and analyses:- the causes and impact of social inequalities on individuals and communities- the causes and impacts of crime- government responses to these issues

National 4 & 5 Geography: Physical Environments

by Susan Clarke Calvin Clarke

Cover every base with the complete resource for National 4 & 5 Geography endorsed by SQA!One of a three-book series, this title offers detailed, comprehensive and rigorous coverage of the physical environment elements in National 4 and 5 Geography.- Ensure understanding with end-of-chapter questions for each topic at N4 and N5 levels- Promote Active Learning through specific activites in each chapter- Engage students with a full-colour, accessible format

OCR Chemistry A Student Guide 2: Periodic table and energy; Core organic chemistry

by Mike Smith

Written by experienced author Mike Smith, this Student Guide for Chemistry:- Helps identify what you need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specifications- Consolidates understanding with tips and knowledge check questions- Provides opportunities to improve exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions- Develops independent learning and research skills- Provides the content for generating individual revision notes

Getting Started with Drones: Build and Customize Your Own Quadcopter

by Belinda Kilby Terry Kilby

Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? <P><P>In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!

Docker Cookbook

by Sébastien Goasguen

Whether you're deploying applications on premise or in the cloud, this cookbook provides developers, operators, and IT professionals with more than 130 proven recipes for working with Docker.<P><P>With these practical solutions, experienced developers with no previous knowledge of Docker will be able to package and deploy distributed applications within a couple of chapters. IT professionals will be able to solve everyday problems, as well as create, run, share, and deploy Docker images. Operators will quickly be able to adopt the tools that will change the way they work.The recipes in this book will help you:Manage containers, mount data volumes, and link containersCreate and share container imagesNetwork containers across single or multiple hostsTackle advanced topics such as Docker configuration and developmentDeploy multi-container applications on a distributed cluster with KubernetesUse a new generation of operating systems optimized for DockerLearn tools for application deployment, continuous integration, service discovery, and orchestrationAccess a Docker host on Amazon AWS, Google GCE, and Microsoft AzureMonitor containers and explore different application use cases

Big Data for Chimps: A Guide to Massive-Scale Data Processing in Practice

by Russell Jurney Philip Flip Kromer

Finding patterns in massive event streams can be difficult, but learning how to find them doesn't have to be. This unique hands-on guide shows you how to solve this and many other problems in large-scale data processing with simple, fun, and elegant tools that leverage Apache Hadoop. You'll gain a practical, actionable view of big data by working with real data and real problems.Perfect for beginners, this book's approach will also appeal to experienced practitioners who want to brush up on their skills. Part I explains how Hadoop and MapReduce work, while Part II covers many analytic patterns you can use to process any data. As you work through several exercises, you'll also learn how to use Apache Pig to process data.Learn the necessary mechanics of working with Hadoop, including how data and computation move around the clusterDive into map/reduce mechanics and build your first map/reduce job in PythonUnderstand how to run chains of map/reduce jobs in the form of Pig scriptsUse a real-world dataset--baseball performance statistics--throughout the bookWork with examples of several analytic patterns, and learn when and where you might use them

Angel of God, My Guardian Dear

by Mary Elizabeth Tebo FSP

Help your children meet their guardian angels! Our guardian angels protect us, keep us company, and inspire us to pray and to perform acts of kindness. This charming board book explains God's special gift of guardian angels to little ones ages 1-3. With Read-Aloud narration that lets kids explore the book independently. Vibrant pictures illustrate various situations in a child's life and depict the guardian angel present with the child. Concluding with the traditional prayer to the guardian angel, children are encouraged to meet theirs!

IGCSE Core Mathematics 3ed + CD

by Ric Pimentel Terry Wall

Endorsed by Cambridge International ExaminationsGive your core level students the support and framework they require to get their best grades with this book dedicated to the core level content of the latest syllabus and written specifically to ensure a more appropriate pace.- Gives students the practice they require to deepen their understanding through plenty of practice questionsThis title has been written for Core content of the revised Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (0580) syllabus.

Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Core and Extended 3ed + CD

by Ric Pimentel Terry Wall

Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations.Currently the only endorsed textbook on the market up-to-date with the latest (0580) syllabus for examination from 2015- check the Resource Centre at - Gives students the practice they require to deepen their understanding through plenty of questions- Consolidates learning with unique digital resources on the CD, included free with every Student's BookThis is a cost-effective and straightforward way to teach the latest syllabus, with all the core and extended content covered by a single book and accompanying free digital resources. A book dedicated to the core level content is also available.

Access to History for the IB Diploma: Rights and protest

by Peter Clements Michael Scott-Baumann

A new book for Paper 1, Prescribed Subject 4: Rights and Protest The renowned IB Diploma History series, combining compelling narratives with academic rigor. An authoritative and engaging narrative, with the widest variety of sources at this level, helping students to develop their knowledge and analytical skills. Provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth content from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates - Dedicated exam practice with model answers and practice questions - TOK support and Historical Investigation questions to help with all aspects of the Diploma

OCR Psychology for A Level Book 1

by Louise Ellerby-Jones Nigel Wooldridge Sandra Latham

Ensures your students master the core studies and research methods for OCR Psychology with a clear, organised approach; activities, research practicals and practice questions develop the skills required at AS and A Level- Supports you and your students through the new OCR A Level specification, with an author team experienced in teaching and examining OCR Psychology- Helps students easily navigate the core studies and associated themes and perspectives with an organised, accessible approach- Ensures your students develop strong research skills, with research practicals and thorough coverage of the content needed for the Research methods paper- Develops the critical thinking, mathematical and problem-solving skills required for the study of Psychology through a wealth of targeted activities- Strengthens students' learning and progression with practice questions and extension activities

Girls Only!

by Victoria Parker

Girls Only! focuses on the practicalities of periods, the social and personal implications of starting your period, and the physical and emotional developments in puberty. It tells you what happens and when, what you need to know and how to prepare. It answers all the questions girls are dying to ask, but daren't, in a clear, friendly way, using real-life examples. It's the perfect first book about periods for girls of primary school age as it provides information at the right level. The tone is positive and reassuring and complemented by quirky illustrations throughout.

Public Speaking In A Week

by Matt Avery

Sunday: Write a speech to which people will want to listen that is well-researched, uses stimulating content and is tailored to the needs of the audienceMonday: Learn how to use effective speaking techniques such as projection, commanding the space and interaction with your audienceTuesday: Discover more advanced public speaking techniques such as using audio and visual aids, varying your pace, and adding tone and inflectionWednesday: Ensure you are fully prepared through memorizing key points and rehearsing with othersThursday: Control your nerves with relaxation techniques and confidence tricks of the tradeFriday: Engage with your audience by keeping to your script, making eye contact and varying your delivery Saturday: Understand the common mistakes to avoid so that you won't lose your audience's attention

Decisions on the Rules of Golf

by R A Championships Limited

Whilst many claim to know the Rules of Golf, the fact is that every year golf's governing bodies receive thousands of inquiries about how to apply these Rules to the actual game. Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2016 clarifies any ambiguity that might arise from the Rules and allows you to correctly interpret the complete Rules of Golf, including all new and revised decisions made by the R&A's Rules Committee and the USGA that come into effect in 2016. The level of detail is staggering, covering everything from using bottled water to gauge a slope to what to do when your ball lands on a crawfish mound, and the new ruling on Anchored Putting, which has been so controversial. Whether in competition or everyday play, this book provides you with the necessary guidance to impartially apply the Rules in any situation encountered on the golf course.

Career of Evil

by Robert Galbraith

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.

I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai Christina Lamb

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Secrets & Lies

by Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger both returns to the halls of Hamilton High and explores new territory in her collection of two e-book exclusive novellas. In these short stories, the author revisits a familiar cast of characters from THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and A Midsummer's Nightmare. Explore the uniquely teen world of high school drama, secrets, and romantic entanglements from completely fresh perspectives that will intrigue fans of Kody Keplinger and new readers alike.

The Kings of London

by William Shaw

In the Swinging Sixties, a battle for the soul of the city is fought between cops and criminals, the corrupt and the corruptible.London, November 1968. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat in his inbox and a mutilated body on his hands. The dead man was the wayward son of a rising politician and everywhere Breen turns to investigate, he finds himself obstructed and increasingly alienated. Breen begins to see that the abuse of power is at every level of society. And when his actions endanger those at the top, he becomes their target. Out in the cold, banished from a corrupt and fracturing system, Breen is finally forced to fight fire with fire. William Shaw paints the real portrait of London's swinging sixties. Authentic, powerful and poignant, The Kings of London reveals the shadow beyond the spotlight and the crimes committed in the name of liberation.

She's Leaving Home

by William Shaw

London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio.The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job.Breen is of the generation for whom reaching adulthood meant turning into one's parents and accepting one's place in the world. But the world around him is changing beyond recognition. Nothing illustrates the shift more than Helen Tozer, a brazen and rambunctious young policewoman assisting him with the case. Together they navigate a world on edge, where conservative tradition gives way to frightening new freedoms--and troubling new crimes.

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