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Having defeated the rampaging robots in The Junkyard Bot, George is thrilled to score his dream internship at Tinker Tech. But he and his best pal, Jackbot, realize that something does not compute when a dangerous new invention threatens Terabyte Heights. As he and his friends search for answers, they uncover secrets about George's past that may change his life . . . forever. Robots, engineering, and buddy stories have never been this cool, or this much fun. Perfect for restless readers who crave gizmos, gadgets, and mystery by the megabyte! Visit www.robotsrulebooks.com to learn more.
The go-to guide for more than 100 nutritious and delicious smoothies perfect for the whole family! This charming yet practical cookbook, filled with amazing recipes for preparing nutritious and delicious smoothies, has the ease of Betty Crocker written all over it. Consumers looking to feel good about what they are eating or drinking will love this collection--whether they are smoothie-making novices or pros. Betty Crocker Smoothies includes 100 recipes and photos, plus special features that show how to make great smoothies at home without spending a fortune. The book features everyday fruit-based smoothies; vegetable-based smoothies; indulgent drinks for special occasions; poppers, pops, and cubes that expand the idea of smoothie forms to include frozen treats; plus bonus content on juicing. Icons identify recipes that are calorie-controlled and dairy free.
Improve your passwords without losing your cool, thanks to Joe Kissell's expert advice. Start on the path to modern password security by watching Joe's intro video and by checking out our Joe of Tech comic in the Contents & Intro tab below (scroll down!). Read the book to understand the problems and apply a real-world strategy that includes choosing a password manager, auditing your existing passwords, and dealing with situations where automated tools can't help. "Awesome. You did an amazing job breaking it down. This should be mandatory reading." --Rich Mogull, CEO at Securosis</p>\n\n<p>This ebook helps you overcome frustrations that arise when attempting to design a strategy for dealing with the following password problems:</p>\n\n<ul><li><p>9-character passwords with upper- and lowercase letters, digits, and punctuation are NOT strong enough.</p></li>\n<li><p>You CANNOT turn a so-so password into a great one by tacking a punctuation character and number on the end.</p></li>\n<li><p>It is NOT safe to use the same password everywhere, even if it's a great password.</p></li>\n<li><p>A password is NOT immune to automated cracking because there's a delay between login attempts.</p></li>\n<li><p>Even if you're an ordinary person without valuable data, your account may STILL be hacked, causing you problems.</p></li>\n<li><p>You can NOT manually devise "random" passwords that will defeat potential attackers.</p></li>\n<li><p>Just because a password doesn't appear in a dictionary, that does NOT necessarily mean that it's adequate.</p></li>\n<li><p>It is NOT a smart idea to change your passwords every month.</p></li>\n<li><p>Truthfully answering security questions like "What is your mother's maiden name?" does NOT keep your data more secure.</p></li>\n<li><p>Adding a character to a 10-character password does NOT make it 10 percent stronger.</p></li>\n<li><p>Easy-to-remember passwords like "correct horse battery staple" will NOT solve all your password problems.</p></li>\n<li><p>All password managers are NOT pretty much the same.</p></li>\n<li><p>Your passwords will NOT be safest if you never write them down and keep them only in your head.</p></li>\n</ul><p class="quote">"Joe handles a confusing and scary subject more clearly and calmly than I would have thought possible. I'll be recommending this book to just about everybody I know." --William Porter, database developer, author, photographer</p></div>
Subclassing & Hooking with Visual Basic offers developers a unique way to customize Windows behavior. Windows is a message-based system. Every action you request creates one or more messages to carry out the action. These messages are passed between objects and carry with them information that gives the recipient more detail on how to interpret and act upon the message. With Subclassing and the Windows hooking mechanism ("hooks"), you can manipulate, modify, or even discard messages bound for other objects within the operating system, in the process changing the way the system behaves. What kinds of results can you achieve using the power of subclassing and hooking? Here are just a few of the possibilities: Determine when a window is being activated or deactivated and respond to this change. Display descriptions of menu items as the mouse moves across them. Disallow a user to move or resize a window. Determine where the mouse cursor is and respond accordingly. Determine when the display resolution has been changed. Monitor the system for a low system resource condition. Modify or disallow keystrokes sent to a window or a control. Create an automated testing application. Determine when an application is idle. Along with this power comes responsibility; Windows is very unforgiving if subclassing and hooking are used incorrectly. Subclassing and Hooking with Visual Basic demonstrates the various techniques for intercepting messages bound for one or more windows or controls: the intercepted message can be left in its original state or modified; afterward, the message can be sent to its original destination or discarded. For both VB 6 and VB.NET developers, Subclassing and Hooking with Visual Basic opens up a wealth of possibilities that ordinarily would be completely unavailable, or at least not easy to implement.
In Volume XV in the series "Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering" various leading experts from the field of electrochemical engineering share their insights into how different experimental and computational methods are used in transferring molecular-scale discoveries into processes and products. Throughout, the focus is on the engineering problem and method of solution, rather than on the specific application, such that scientists from different backgrounds will benefit from the flow of ideas between the various subdisciplines. A must-read for anyone developing engineering tools for the next-generation design and control of electrochemical process technologies, including chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers, as well as chemists, physicists, biochemists and materials scientists.
This sweet and modern little ebook proves that after the rain always comes the rainbow. A treasure trove of delightful work by beloved indie art stars and emerging talents, this cheering collection echoes the uplifting transformation of rain into rainbows: the book begins with raindrops and umbrellas, transitions midway through, and concludes with a glorious bouquet of colorful rainbows. Perfect for bringing smiles to anyone who needs a little pick-me-up, this ebook of feel-good art is a reminder to appreciate the dark with the light, because nothing stays the same forever--and things are about to look a whole lot brighter.
Dr Kusumoto's unique new book takes a step-wise, patient-centered approach to guide readers through the thought process required during an electrophysiology study and the development of new findings. Follows a case based step-wise approach focused on the EP lab that allows readers to follow along with the thought process behind how experienced electrophysiologists first diagnose, then prepare, treat and manage patients with common rhythmic abnormalities, including atrial fibrillation Written by award-winning Mayo Clinic Physician-educator Dr. Fred Kusumoto Ideal for fellows, new EPs, nursing and technical staff in the EP lab Includes clinical questions to help readers test their understanding of the steps and concepts covered in the book and prepare for certification exams
The book provides the reader with the knowledge, tools, and methods to understand the phenomenon of hysteresis in porous materials. As many challenges have been met only recently, the book summarizes the research results usually found only scattered in the literature, connecting knowledge from traditionally separated research fields to provide a better understanding of the physical phenomena of coupled elastic-fluid systems. The result is an invaluable self-contained reference book for materials scientists, civil, mechanical and construction engineers concerned with development and maintenance of structures made of porous materials.
The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, project management, plus sample contracts and documentation. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover - for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.
In THE ROAD TO MENDOCINO, M. B. Wright, a feisty Southern lawyer, agrees to help a colleague whose daughter is missing, last seen with M. B. 's nemesis, the politically powerful Judge Augustine. The search takes her to Washington, D. C. where the sudden appearance of her abusive ex-husband plunges her back into the depths of the life she had worked so hard to escape, making her quest to find Caroline that much more difficult. To deal with her misgivings, she visits Duncan's other ex-wife via the treacherous and beautiful California Highway 1. Meanwhile, Judge Augustine puts pressure on M. B. 's staff to bring her back and face the music he has waiting for her.
The authoritative guide to understanding and managing the ecological impacts of recreational activities in wildlands This third edition provides an updated and thorough examination of the ecological impacts of recreational use on wildlands and the best management practices to employ in places where recreation and preservation of natural conditions are both important - and often conflicting - objectives. Covering the latest research, this edition provides detailed information about the environmental changes that result from recreational use. It describes spatial patterns of impact and trends over time, then explores the factors that determine magnitude of impact, including amount of use, type and behavior of use, and environmental durability. Numerous examples, drawn from parks and recreation areas around the world, give readers insight into why certain areas are more heavily damaged than others, and demonstrate the techniques available to mitigate damage. The book incorporates both the first-hand experience of the authors and an exhaustive review of the world's literature on the subject. Boxes provide quick access to important material, and further resources are referenced in an extensive bibliography. Essential reading for all park and protected area management professionals, this book is also a useful textbook for upper division undergraduate and graduate students on recreation ecology and recreation management courses.
Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotely connect back into the office, or learn all about Storage Spaces--these are just a few of the features in Windows Server 2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windows authority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led by Kevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the new features and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-world scenarios to put them in perspective. If you're a system administrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing Windows Server 2012 R2, find what you need to do the job in this complete resource. Learn all about: Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012 Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory Managing address spaces with IPAM Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and better tools Controlling access to file shares--a new and improved approach Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, and Hyper-V®
In 2008, Howard Schultz, the president and chairman of Starbucks, made the unprecedented decision to return as the CEO eight years after he stepped down from daily oversight of the company and became chairman. Concerned that Starbucks had lost its way, Schultz was determined to help it return to its core values and restore not only its financial health, but also its soul. In Onward, he shares the remarkable story of his return and the company's ongoing transformation under his leadership, revealing how, during one of the most tumultuous economic times in history, Starbucks again achieved profitability and sustainability without sacrificing humanity. Offering readers a snapshot of a moment in history that left no company unscathed, the book zooms in to show, in riveting detail, how one company struggled and recreated itself in the midst of it all. The fast paced narrative is driven by day-to-day tension as conflicts arise and lets readers into Schultz's psyche as he comes to terms with his limitations and evolving leadership style. Onward is a compelling, candid narrative documenting the maturing of a brand as well as a businessman. Onward represents Schultz's central leadership philosophy: It's not just about winning, but the right way to win. Ultimately, he gives readers what he strives to deliver every day- a sense of hope that, no matter how tough times get, the future can be just as or more successful than the past, whatever one defines success to be. "Through the lens of his personal leadership journey, with all of its dizzying ups and agonizing downs, Howard Schultz has written, with aching honesty and passion, the single most important book on leadership and change for our time and for every generation of leaders. This book is not just recommended reading, it's required." Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, and author of the recently published Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership "[This] sequel to the founding of Starbucks is grittier, more gripping, and dramatic, and [Schultz's] voice is winning and authentic. This is a must-read for anyone interested in leadership, management, or the quest to connect a brand with the consumer." Publishers Weekly
This book is for anyone who works with technology and wants to develop their communication skills. If you want to develop better working, relationships, communicate your ideas more effectively, and build a wider culture of collaboration and understanding, this book has been created for you.
Musculoskeletal Examination is a user-friendly textbook on the techniques of physical examination. Written by a physiatrist, orthopedic surgeon, and physical therapist, it has a uniquely multidisciplinary approach. Musculoskeletal Examination covers the complete basic examination and basic principles of normal and abnormal musculoskeletal function are fully explained, leading you to the correct differential diagnosis. The new fourth edition is now in full colour throughout and includes over 750 detailed illustrations, X-rays and MRIs, and more than 100 photographs showing examination techniques. It also includes a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/musculoskeletalexam featuring 107 MCQs and links to videos demonstrating key examination methods.Musculoskeletal Examination is perfect as a quick reference guide, while the detailed descriptions and clinically relevant examples of frequently encountered conditions will help even the most novice practitioner gain the understanding necessary to make a correct diagnosis and determine a successful treatment plan. It is ideal for physical therapists, physiatrists, orthopedists, medical students, practitioners, and all those involved in sports medicine and clinical massage.
Bruce Porterfield spent three terms in Bolivia with the New Tribes Mission. Much of his time there was spent with other missionaries in seeking to make a friendly contact with primitive tribes in remote areas of the country. The story of this work is told in his book, Commandos for Christ. In his second book, ["jungle Fire," which is also available in this library] Porterfield uses the novel as a means of revealing much truth about missionary work, the needs, problems and opportunities faced. In his latest book, Twice Burned, he again turns to the novel as a means of clarifying the issues between ecumenical and mass-meeting evangelism compared to the New Testament pattern of Gospel preaching and church planting.
A shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak. Other books by this author are available in this library.
Racism has never been simple. It wasn't more obvious in the past, and it isn't less potent now. From the birth of the United States to the contemporary police shooting death of an unarmed Black youth, Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy investigates ingrained practices of racism, as well as unquestioned assumptions in the study of racism, to upend and deepen our understanding. In Moon-Kie Jung's unsettling book, Dred Scott v. Sandford, the notorious 1857 Supreme Court case, casts a shadow over current immigration debates and the "war on terror. " The story of a 1924 massacre of Filipino sugar workers in Hawai'i pairs with statistical relentlessness of black economic suffering to shed light on hidden dimensions of mass ignorance and indifference. The histories of Asians, blacks, the Indigenous, and Latina/os relate in knotty ways. State violence and colonialism come to the fore in taking measure of the United States, past and present, while the undue importance of assimilation and colorblindness recedes. Ultimately, Jung challenges the dominant racial common sense and develops new concepts and theory for radically rethinking and resisting racisms.
Collective memory transforms historical events into political myths. In this book, Tamir Sorek considers the development of collective memory and national commemoration among the Palestinian citizens of Israel. He charts the popular politicization of four key events--the Nakba, the 1956 Kafr Qasim Massacre, the 1976 Land Day, and the October 2000 killing of twelve Palestinian citizens in Israel--and investigates a range of commemorative sites, including memorial rallies, monuments, poetry, the education system, political summer camps, and individual historical remembrance. These sites have become battlefields between diverse social forces and actors--including Arab political parties, the Israeli government and security services, local authorities, grassroots organizations, journalists, and artists--over representations of the past. Palestinian commemorations are uniquely tied to Palestinian encounters with the Israeli state apparatus, with Jewish Israeli citizens of Israel, and by their position as Israeli citizens themselves. Reflecting longstanding tensions between Palestinian citizens and the Israeli state, as well as growing pressures across Palestinian societies within and beyond Israel, these moments of commemoration distinguish Palestinian citizens not only from Jewish citizens, but from Palestinians elsewhere. Ultimately, Sorek shows that Palestinian citizens have developed commemorations and a collective memory that offers both moments of protest and points of dialogue, that is both cautious and circuitous.
The Islamic Republic of Iran faced a favorable strategic environment following the US invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. Its leadership attempted to exploit this window of opportunity by assertively seeking to expand Iran's interests throughout the Middle East. It fell far short, however, of fulfilling its long-standing ambition of becoming the dominant power in the Persian Gulf and a leading regional power in the broader Middle East. In Squandered Opportunity, Thomas Juneau develops a variant of neoclassical realism, a theory of foreign policy mistakes, to explore the causes and consequences of Iran's sub-optimal performance. He argues that while rising power drove Iranian assertiveness--as most variants of realism would predict--the peculiar nature of Iran's power and the intervention of specific domestic factors caused Iran's foreign policy to deviate, sometimes significantly, from what would be considered the potential optimal outcomes. Juneau explains that this sub-optimal foreign policy led to important and negative consequences for the country. Despite some gains, Iran failed to maximize its power, its security and its influence in three crucial areas: the Arab-Israeli conflict; Iraq; and the nuclear program. Juneau also predicts that, as the window of opportunity steadily closes for Iran, its power, security, and influence will likely continue to decline in coming years.
In 1898, Qing dynasty emperor Guangxu ordered a series of reforms to correct the political, economic, cultural, and educational weaknesses exposed by China's defeat by Japan in the First Sino-Japanese War. The "Hundred Day's Reform" has received a great deal of attention from historians who have focused on the well-known male historical actors, but until now the Qing women reformers have received almost no consideration. In this book, historian Nanxiu Qian reveals the contributions of the active, optimistic, and self-sufficient women reformers of the late Qing Dynasty. Qian examines the late Qing reforms from the perspective of Xue Shaohui, a leading woman writer who openly argued against male reformers' approach that subordinated women's issues to larger national concerns, instead prioritizing women's self-improvement over national empowerment. Drawing upon intellectual and spiritual resources from the freewheeling, xianyuan (worthy ladies) model of the Wei-Jin period of Chinese history (220-420) and the culture of women writers of late imperial China, and open to Western ideas and knowledge, Xue and the reform-minded members of her social and intellectual networks went beyond the inherited Confucian pattern in their quest for an ideal womanhood and an ideal social order. Demanding equal political and educational rights with men, women reformers challenged leading male reformers' purpose of achieving national "wealth and power," intending instead to unite women of all nations in an effort to create a just and harmonious new world.
How do you get people to see things your way? Whether you're trying to secure a promotion, make a sale, or rally support for a new idea, the ability to persuade those around you is absolutely essential to success. Merging research and real-world application, this insightful guide reveals what really drives decisions and introduces readers to the persuasion equation--a powerful combination of factors proven to speed agreement. Readers will discover the surprising reasons people say "yes" and learn how to: Radiate an aura of expertise * Win trust and leverage credibility * Build a business case that appeals to both heart and mind * Adapt for personality, gender, and generational differences * Use language strategically * Perfect the five-step persuasion process * Generate group buy-in * Master organizational politics * And more From crafting compelling emails to convincing a colleague to nailing the big presentation, Persuasion Equation is your personal recipe for success.
For pure pleasure, few experiences are as satisfying as a chance to explore the world's great culinary traditions and landmarks-and here, in the latest title of our popular series of illustrated travel gift books, you'll find a fabulous itinerary of foods, dishes, markets, and restaurants worth traveling far and wide to savor.On the menu is the best of the best from all over the globe: Tokyo's freshest sushi; the spiciest Creole favorites in New Orleans; the finest vintages of the great French wineries; the juiciest cuts of beef in Argentina; and much, much more. You'll sample the sophisticated dishes of fabled chefs and five-star restaurants, of course, but you'll also discover the simpler pleasures of the side-street cafés that cater to local people and the classic specialties that give each region a distinctive flavor.Every cuisine tells a unique story about its countryside, climate, and culture, and in these pages you'll meet the men and women who transform nature's bounty into a thousand gustatory delights. Hundreds of appetizing full-color illustrations evoke an extraordinary range of tastes and cooking techniques; a wide selection of recipes invites you to create as well as consume; sidebars give a wealth of entertaining information about additional sites to visit as well as the cultural importance of the featured food; while lively top ten lists cover topics from chocolate factories to champagne bars, from historic food markets to wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, and festive occasions of every kind. In addition, detailed practical travel information provides all the ingredients you'll need to cook up a truly delicious experience for even the most demanding of traveling gourmets.
No one knows the world like National Geographic-and in this lavish volume, we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered. A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania... mountain biking in Transylvania... driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland... or rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train... and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world's top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections. Each chapter showcases stunning photography, full-color maps, evocative text, and expert advice-including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey-all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.
If you're a project manager, you need this guide to fill in the gaps in the PM canon. The Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge, fails to fully explain certain PM tools and how they work, among other failures. Real-World Project Management fills in those major gaps with irreverence, wit, and wisdom. For any kind of project you're managing, this book presents the high-quality tools and tactics you need to succeed.
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