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Take Control of Numbers

by Sharon Zardetto

Get serious with Numbers, Apple's powerful spreadsheet for the Mac!Apple's Numbers has become a grown-up spreadsheet (and it's free on every Mac sold since October 2013!), but many of us still haven't learned even the basics, much less been able to take advantage of its surprisingly deep collection of features.With the advice in this 330-page ebook, you'll learn to input, calculate, sort, filter, format, and chart your data with ease, as author Sharon Zardetto guides you through the basics all the way to power-user features like conditional highlighting, custom data formats, and star ratings. Richly illustrated with hundreds of annotated screenshots, the ebook also includes a hands-on example spreadsheet you can use to try what you're learning, plus a special tutorial chapter that helps you put it all together. Of course, you can also treat the book as a reference, using the Quick Start to focus on a topic of interest.The book covers Numbers 3.5, which works on any Mac running OS X 10.10 Yosemite.You'll learn how to...Handle the basics:Input data into a table.Choose the best chart type for your data.Add, modify, and position shapes, such as arrows, comments, and text boxes.Import/export from Excel, text, CSV, and older versions of Numbers.Set up page numbers and other header/footer information for printing.See what you want to see:Know what to expect when you sort by column.Hide and show columns.Merge and unmerge cells.Create rules that filter data to display only specific rows.Set up and view interactive charts.Make formulas:Work fluidly in the formula editor to create formulas.Make formulas from the tear-off tokens on the Quick Calc bar.Nimbly use various types of cell references in formulas.Understand how to use IF, TRUE, and FALSE in formulas.Take charge of logical operators (AND, OR, NOT) in formulas.Concatenate and break apart text.Strip extra spaces out of data.Find medians, modes, ranks, percentiles, and more.Create clever formulas that can:Calculate a sales discount based on whether a total is over or under a certain amount.Sort seemingly unsortable data, such as items described as Poor, Good, or Excellent.Take a column of cells, with each cell containing a full name, and move all the last names into a different column.Apply formatting:Add and remove grid lines and cell borders.Work with a cell's background fill.Format a chart so it looks fabulous.Set up conditional highlighting that appears only when data meets certain criteria.Ensure accurate data entry with cell formats like sliders, menus, and checkboxes.Use and create templates.Format faster with character, paragraph, list, shape, and table styles.

My Two Blankets

by Freya Blackwood Irena Kobald

Cartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange: the animals, the plants--even the wind. An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she's sad--and a new blanket just might change her world. This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding a new friend. It's a story for all who have experienced change. Irena Kobald's poetic text, paired with Kate Greenaway medalist Freya Blackwood's powerful paintings, renders an emotional and heart-warming story about two children from diverse backgrounds coming together to become new friends.

Drum Dream Girl

by Margarita Engle Rafael López

Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule--until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.

Dracopedia

by William O'Connor

Everything you ever wanted to know about dragons, but were afraid to find out!Fantasy artists can now breathe easier thanks to this less perilous alternative to drawing dragons from life. Dracopedia offers you safe, easy access to the world's most prominent dragon species, from tiny, innocuous feydragons to the ferocious wyvern.For years, artist William O'Connor has traveled the globe, studying dragons in their natural environments. His findings, field notes and sketches have been compiled for the first time into this single, beautifully illustrated compendium--a natural and cultural history of the beasts as well as a step-by-step drawing workshop.Details of the anatomy, behavior, habitats and legends of 13 major dragon familiesHeavily illustrated with field sketches, anatomical studies and gesture drawingsShows the start-to-finish creation of 13 striking paintings, illustrating key concepts that apply to every mediumDragon demonstrations include: amphiptere, Arctic dragon, Asian dragon, basilisk, coatyl, dragon, dragonette, drake, feydragon, hydra, sea orc, wyrm, wyvern Dragons have terrorized and delighted humans for centuries--continue the tradition with Dracopedia. It's packed with inspiration for putting "fierce" into your fantasy art, as well as the facts to keep your dragons true to life.

The Best Tennis of Your Life

by Jeff Greenwald

Play with Freedom...And Win More!The Best Tennis of Your Life is an inspirational and practical guide that will help players of all levels finally master the mental game. Author Jeff Greenwald draws from his unique background as a world-class player, sports psychology consultant, psychotherapist, and former coach to provides 50 specific tools you can immediately apply in any match situation.This comprehensive guide will show you how to:Embrace nerves and play even better under pressureMaintain confidence to win more consistentlyDevelop a pin-point focusAccess an ideal level of intensityPlay with a renewed sense of passion and freedom Why wait any longer to play the best tennis of your life? Get the mental edge with this invaluable resource and watch your game soar.

Organized Simplicity

by Tsh Oxenreider Jacqueline Musser

Remove the Mess, Add Meaning Simplicity isn't about what you give up. It's about what you gain. When you remove the things that don't matter to you, you are free to focus on only the things that are meaningful to you. Imagine your home, your time, your finances, and your belongings all filling you with positive energy and helping you achieve your dreams. It can happen, and Organized Simplicity can show you how. Inside you'll find: A simple, ten-day plan that shows you step-by-step how to organize every room in your home Ideas for creating a family purpose statement to help you identify what to keep and what to remove from your life Templates for a home management notebook to help you effectively and efficiently take care of daily, weekly and monthly tasks Recipes for non-toxic household cleaners and natural toiletry items including toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo Start living a more organized, intentional life today.

The Art of Manliness

by Kate Mckay Brett Mckay

Man Up! While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to: Shave like your grandpa Be a perfect houseguest Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu Help a friend with a problem Give a man hug Perform a fireman's carry Ask for a woman's hand in marriage Raise resilient kids Predict the weather like a frontiersman Start a fire without matches Give a dynamic speech Live a well-balanced life So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.

Keys to Drawing

by Bert Dodson

Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw.In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system-fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner.These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time.You'll learn how to:Restore, focus, map, and intensifyFree your hand action, then learn to control itConvey the illusions of light, depth, and textureStimulate your imagination through "creative play"

Glock Deconstructed

by Patrick Sweeney

If you liked Gun Digest Book of the Glock Volumes 1 and 2, you are going to absolutely love Patrick Sweeney's Glock Deconstructed! In a complete departure from his previous works on the famed gun maker, Sweeney examines why Glock makes what it makes, how it does it, and where and why they still lead the pack among all copycats. Inside you'll find: The history behind Glock's innovations through four generations of pistols. Glock's competition--is imitation still flattery? Carbines, full-autos, suppressors, and more. Where is Glock in these developments? Custom conversions--Glock Deconstructed has the low-down on companies and individuals taking Glock pistols to new performance levels. A complete breakdown of the new Gen4 Glocks. An inside look at GSSF Glock matches. And much, much more! Perhaps the most influential firearms design in recent history, Glock pistols are the preferred auto-loading firearms for law enforcement use and personal protection. Glock Deconstructed is a first of its kind, in-depth, behind the scenes look at one of the most famous gun makers in modern firearms history and one sure to fascinate every handgun enthusiast, Glock owner or not. A must-have for any handgun owner's library.

Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition

by Chad Adams

Hot guns and hotter action, that's what you get and more in The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition, by the master of the craft himself, 3-Gun Nation's own Chad Adams.This explosive, high-octane sport is setting the world of shooting sports on fire. Now, with The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition, novices and experts alike have an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the match design kings, the wildly wonderful guns and gear, and the hot-shot accuracy superstars that are thrilling crowds everywhere.Inside you'll find:The fascinating history behind the sport, from its not-so-humble beginnings with the controversial Soldier of Fortune organization to the bright lights and big money payouts of today's championship shoot in Las Vegas and the rockin' TV show that are introducing an entirely new crowd of X-tremers to the sport.Gun and gear highlights that cover the minimalists to the custom works and novel inventions bringing new meaning to the term "speed shooting."Highlights from the first two years of the sport in front of the camera, the thrilling coverage that is 3-Gun Nation, rocking TV consoles everywhere on the NBC Sports Network.And more! Maybe you've dabbled in IPSC, IDPA, and the other sports that came before 3-Gun. Or maybe you've never even heard of "speed shooting" but wondered if there was more to you and your guns than punching holes in paper. Either way, The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition will have you hooked. Game on!

The Gun Digest Book of the 1911, Volume 2

by Patrick Sweeney Sweeney Patrick

Fans of the 1911, Look Inside For...Up-to-date information on the greatest pistol ever designedTests and reviews covering:PerformanceAccuracyDurability

The ABCs of Reloading

by Rodney James

A step-by-step guide to reloading rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells!In these days of widespread ammunition shortages, it pays--literally--to know how to "roll your own" cartridges. But don't think it's some kind of rocket science. Let The ABCs of Reloading show you how! With the help of The ABCs of Reloading, you'll be reloading your own cartridges--and saving big bucks--faster than you ever thought possible.It's all here!Step-by-step procedures for reloading rifle, handgun and shotgun ammunitionHundreds of detailed photosEverything you need to know about primers, bullets, powders and casesBonus: The best reloading articles from the Gun Digest archives and more!Don't let the next ammunition shortage catch you unprepared. Arm yourself with money-saving knowledge - with The ABCs of Reloading!

What's Eating You?: Parasites--the Inside Story

by Nicola Davies

The creators of Poop and Extreme Animals return with this in-depth look at how parasites--mites, lice, fleas, ticks, and tapeworms--make their homes on (and in) other creatures, including humans. Full color.

Music from Apartment 8

by John Stone

Music from Apartment 8 is a volume of poetic works from selections of four previous books with twenty-two new works by poet/cardiologist John Stone.

Floating City: Poems

by Anne Pierson Wiese

Anne Pierson Wiese's first collection of poems illuminates the everyday and the lessons to be learned amid life's routines. The poems in Floating City might be called poetry of place.<P><P> Many are set in New York City, but they simultaneously inhabit a realm in which a mundane physical location or daily exchange can be seen to have human significance beyond the immediate. When one dismisses from one's mind the idea that going to the park, doing the laundry, buying a sandwich, and riding the subway are familiar experiences, one makes room for the actual to ally with the hypothetical by means of the emotions. The result, Wiese eloquently shows, is a form of truth that is silently generated whenever human beings earnestly endeavor to absorb the world.

Bridging the Soft Skills Gap

by Bruce Tulgan

Solve the number one problem with today's young workforce--the soft skills gap The number one challenge with today's young talent is a problem hiding in plain sight: the ever-widening soft skills gap. Today's new, young workforce has so much to offer--new technical skills, new ideas, new perspective, new energy. Yet too many of them are held back--and driving the grown-ups crazy--because of their weak soft skills. Here's what managers say: "They just don't know how to behave professionally" "They arrive late, leave early, dress inappropriately, and spend too much time on social media" "They know how to text but they don't know how to write a memo" "They don't know what to say and what not to say or how to behave in meetings" "They don't know how to think, learn, or communicate without checking a device" "They don't have enough respect for authority, and don't know the first thing about good citizenship, service, or teamwork" Soft skills may be harder to define and measure than hard skills, but they are just as critical. People get hired because of their hard skills but people get fired because of their soft skills. Managers ask: "Why should it be my problem to teach these soft skills? They should have learned these things from their parents or in school. How can teach these soft skills when I don't even remember how I learned them myself?" Here's the bad news: Setting a good example or simply telling young workers they need to improve isn't enough, nor is scolding them or pointing out their failings in an annual review. Here's the good news: You can teach the missing basics to today's young talent. Now, based on more than twenty years of research, Bruce Tulgan, renowned expert on the millennial workforce, offers concrete solutions to help managers teach the missing basics of professionalism, critical thinking, and followership--complete with ninety-two step-by-step lesson plans designed to be highly flexible and easy to use. Tulgan's research and proven approach has show that the key to teaching young people the missing soft skills lies in breaking down critical soft skills into their component parts, concentrating on one small component at a time, with the help of a teaching-style manager. Almost all of the exercises can be done in less than an hour within a team meeting or an extended one-on-one. The exercises are easily modified and customized and can be used in many different ways: as take-home exercises for any individual or group to guide one-on-one discussions with direct-reports in the classroom as written exercises or group discussions Managers--and their young employees--will find themselves returning to their favorite exercises over and over again. One exercise at a time, managers will build up the most important soft skills of their new, young talent. These critical soft skills can make the difference between mediocre and good, between good and great, between great and one of a kind.

Murder, She Wrote: Gin and Daggers

by Donald Bain Jessica Fletcher

Jessica Fletcher is off to London to deliver the keynote address at a mystery writers convention. She's also looking forward to seeing her mentor, Marjorie Ainsworth, who's hosting a party on her estate to celebrate her latest book. But a routine business trip becomes murderous business--when Jessica discovers Marjorie stabbed to death in her own bedroom...

The Cross and the Switchblade

by David Wilkerson

A young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills comes to New York City and influences troubled teenagers with his inspirational message.

Winds of Fate

by Mercedes Lackey

Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Arrows of the Queen in 1987, scores another hit with the paperback release of the first book in an exciting new series. High magic had been lost to Valdemar when he gave his life to save his kingdom from destruction by the dark sorceries. Now it falls to Elspeth Herald, heir to the throne, to take up the challenge and seek a mentor who will awaken her mage abilities.

The Shore Road Mystery (Hardy Boys #6)

by Franklin W. Dixon

The Hardy brothers try to find out who is behind a rash of automobile thefts that are occurring on Shore Road just outside of Bayport.

Teach Your Child to Sleep

by Millpond Sleep Clinic

The highly-acclaimed Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic has a 97 per cent success rate in resolving children's sleep problems. Discover how to get your baby or child to settle easily and sleep through the night with step-by-step advice that gets right to the heart of the problem. From your child needing a feed in the night to night-waking, this book covers a range of situations, using gentle and persuasive methods. Adapt the programme to your circumstances and see good results in 2-3 weeks.

Xamarin Studio for Android Programming: A C# Cookbook

by Mathieu Nayrolles

Over 50 hands-on recipes to help you get grips with Xamarin Studio and C# programming to develop market-ready Android applications About This Book * Create Android applications with C# and Xamarin * Reuse your Android application to develop iOS and Windows Phone applications * Leverage the easy-to-succeed recipes to exploit the latest Android releases and develop new applications Who This Book Is For If you have already developed an Android applications with Java and you now intend to use C# and Xamarin Studio's capabilities, or if you have never taken the dive into mobiles, then this book is for you. It would be helpful to have some C# experience so you follow the recipes in this book, though knowledge of Android is not required. What You Will Learn * Build a GUI for your Android applications * Explore Android activities and understand configuration changes * Manage multiscreens, icons, and multimedia in your applications * Start and bind Android services and create notifications * Create beautiful applications using the camera and animations * Effectively couple your phone's hardware with applications * Integrate advertisements and select the right advertisement providers for your applications In Detail Multiplatform applications have taken the development world by storm. This has revolutionized the selection of the right tools for the efficient development and deployment of applications. Xamarin studio is emerging as the preferred choice among .NET/C# developers. It enables them to design cross-platform applications using their favorite language and IDE. Xamarin studio is supported by the Mac OS and Windows platforms, and you can develop your own applications for iOS, Windows, or Android with its help. This book takes you through all the stages of application development, right from getting started with Xamarin and developing a GUI to putting up your application on the store. The recipes will help you in acquiring sufficient knowledge to go about creating applications. Starting with introducing Xamarin studio, its underlying technologies, and the Android ecosystem, the book goes on to cover the graphical aspects of creating Android applications. Moving on, you will learn more about data management with Android services. This is followed by techniques on how to interact with the Android OS and the phone's hardware, before finally concluding with mobile advertisements and Google Play. By the end of this book, you will have discovered all the specialties related to developing Android application with Xamarin Studio. Style and approach This book is organized around hands-on and practical recipes that focus on the development of Android applications using C# and Xamarin. Each recipe is easy to follow to help you progress efficiently through the book.

Magento 2 Developer's Guide

by Branko Ajzele

Harness the power of Magento 2 - The most recent version of the world's favourite e-Commerce platform for your online store About This Book * Set up, configure, and power up your Magento environment from development to production * Master the use of Web API to communicate with the Magento system and create custom services * Create custom modules from scratch to extend the core functionality of the Magento system Who This Book Is For This book is intended primarily for intermediate to professional-level PHP developers who are interested in Magento development. For backend developers, several topics are covered that will enable you to modify and extend your Magento 2 store. Frontend developers will also find some coverage on how to customize the look of the site in the frontend. What You Will Learn * Set up the development and production environment of Magento 2 * Understand the new major concepts and conventions used in Magento 2 * Build a miniature yet fully-functional module from scratch to manage your e-commerce platform efficiently * Write models and collections to manage and search your entity data * Dive into backend development such as creating events, observers, cron jobs, logging, profiling, and messaging features * Get to the core of frontend development such as blocks, templates, layouts, and the themes of Magento 2 * Use token, session, and Oauth token-based authentication via various flavors of API calls, as well as creating your own APIs * Get to grips with testing Magento modules and custom themes, which forms an integral part of development In Detail Magento is one of the most exciting, flexible, and customizable e-commerce systems. It offers you an extensive suite of powerful tools for creating and managing an online store. After years of development, Magento 2 introduces itself with a strong emphasis on modularity, Web API's, automated testing and overall new technology stack platform. The long-awaited Magento 2 release introduces a whole new e-commerce platform to develop online stores. The all new Magento 2 architecture, Web APIs, and a host of other features are equally challenging to master as much as they are exciting to use. This book will ease the learning curve by offering step-by-step guidance on how to extend the core functionality of your Magento 2 store. This book is your one-stop guide to build and customize a quality e-commerce website from the latest version of one of the largest, fastest growing, and most popular e-commerce platforms--Magento 2. We start off with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Magento to give you a foundation to work from. We then move on to configure the development and basic production environment for Magento. After this, you'll get to grips with the major concepts and conventions that are new to the Magento 2 platform. We then delve deeper to get to the core of automated deployments, persisting data, writing data fixture scripts and applying various backend and frontend modifications. As we near the end of the book, you will learn to make API calls and write automated tests. Finally, you will be guided through building a full-blown helpdesk module from scratch. By the end of this book, you will have learned a wide range of techniques to extend and customize your Magento 2 store to fit the requirements of your business. Style and approach This book is a mix of theoretical and step-by-step approaches, explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Topics are explained sequentially, giving detailed explanations of the basic and advanced features to get you working on Magneto 2.

Magento 2 Development Cookbook

by Bart Delvaux

Over 60 recipes that will tailor and customize your experience with Magento 2 About This Book * Solve common problems encountered while extending your Magento 2 store to fit your business needs * Delve into the exciting and enhanced features of Magento 2 such as customizing security permissions, intelligent filtered search options, easy third-party integration, among others * Learn to build and maintain a Magento 2 shop via a visual-based page editor and customize the look and feel using Magento 2's offerings on the go Who This Book Is For This book is for every developer who has knowledge of PHP and wants to extend or customize the functionality of their Magento 2 system. If you have prior experience of the Magento platform, you will find this book useful in exploring the advanced features. What You Will Learn * Install a Magento 2 shop with sample data * Upgrade the data in a Magento 1 shop to a Magento 2 shop * Manage the look and feel of the shop with custom themes * Extend the shop with custom functionality such as forms, grids, and more * Accelerate your store with some performance tools * Build and structure your own shipping module * Test your shop with automated tests and manage your product display In Detail With the challenges of growing an online business, Magento 2 is an open source e-commerce platform with innumerable functionalities that gives you the freedom to make on-the-fly decisions. It allows you to customize multiple levels of security permissions and enhance the look and feel of your website, and thus gives you a personalized experience in promoting your business. Style and approach This book is packed with a wide range of techniques to modify and extend the functionality of your online store. It contains easy-to-understand recipes starting with the basics and moving on to cover advanced topics. Many recipes work with code examples that can be downloaded from the book's website.

Building E-Commerce Solutions with WooCommerce - Second Edition

by Robbert Ravensbergen

Transform your WordPress website into a fully-featured e-commerce store with the power of WooCommerce About This Book * Offers do-it-yourself e-commerce solution using WordPress and WooCommerce * Discover the new Onboarding wizard that makes complex processes user-friendly * Manage your online store and expand its functions using plugins Who This Book Is For This book is suitable for everybody running their own WordPress website, such as small business owners and marketers. It has been written for users, not for programmers, who want to add e-commerce functionality to their existing WordPress website. The book will also appeal to Web design agencies working with WordPress and looking for ways to improve their services for clients working with WordPress. What You Will Learn * Use WooCommerce settings to set up the behavior of the online store * Get familiar with the downloadable and variable products * Set up shipping and payment methods * Use discount coupons for marketing purposes * Choose the right WooCommerce theme for your online store * Customize your website using the Storefront theme as a base * Handle orders, payments, and emails on a daily basis with ease * Work with WooCommerce reporting possibilities * Expanding your online store with the functionalities offered by WooCommerce In Detail Building an online store is often considered to be a difficult, complex task. Using the combination of WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin, this is no longer the case. WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce platform for WordPress and is being rapidly developed by WooThemes. It provides a strong e-commerce solution to set up your own online store in just a couple of hours. This easy and practical book will help you make the most of WooCommerce to be able to set up and run your online store yourself. Installing WooCommerce is an easy task, but this book will explain in detail all the possible settings. After that you'll be adding products, different payment methods, and shipping solutions to your store. You will then customize your store by adding themes to change the look and feel. Once your store is running, you'll learn how to use discount coupons, process your orders, look at reports, and even expand the functionality further with additional plugins. By the end of the book, you will learn everything you need to add a fully functional online store to you WordPress website and start running an online business. Style and approach This book is a practical, step-by-step guide that will help you manage your online store easily and efficiently, and expand its functions using the WooCommerce plug-in

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