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This brilliant new novel by an American master, the author of Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, Billy Bathgate, and The March, takes us on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once in his life, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster. Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time. And as he confesses, peeling back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves. Written with psychological depth and great lyrical precision, this suspenseful and groundbreaking novel delivers a voice for our times--funny, probing, skeptical, mischievous, profound. Andrew's Brain is a surprising turn and a singular achievement in the canon of a writer whose prose has the power to create its own landscape, and whose great topic, in the words of Don DeLillo, is "the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history."Praise for Andrew's Brain "Andrew's Brain is cunning. . . . [A] sly book . . . This babbling Andrew is a casualty of his times, binding his wounds with thick wrappings of words, ideas, bits of story, whatever his spinning mind can unspool for him. . . . One of the things that makes [Andrew] such a terrific comic creation is that he's both maddeningly self-delusive and scarily self-aware: He's a fool, but he's no innocent. . . . Andrew may not be able to enjoy his brain, but Doctorow, freely choosing to inhabit this character's whirligig consciousness, can."--The New York Times Book Review "[An] evocative, suspenseful novel about the deceptive nature of human consciousness."--More "In stunning command of every aspect of this taut, unnerving, riddling tale, virtuoso Doctorow confronts the persistent mysteries of the mind--trauma and memory, denial and culpability--as he brings us back to one deeply scarring time of shock and lies, war and crime. Writing in concert with Twain, Poe, and Kafka, Doctorow distills his mastery of language, droll humor, well-primed imagination, and political outrage into an exquisitely disturbing, morally complex, tragic, yet darkly funny novel of the collective American unconscious and human nature in all its perplexing contrariness. Word will travel quickly about this intense and provocative novel by best-selling literary giant Doctorow."--Booklist (starred review) "Through this dialectic narrative, Doctorow connects to the common theme seen throughout his work: one's history is often a battle between memory and self-struggle to maintain an image of morality and adequacy. Doctorow deftly captures the complex but beautiful vagaries of life in clean, simple language."--Library Journal (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.
Effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of skin conditions with the latest edition of the highly regarded Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. The 12th edition of this classic reference, by esteemed authors William D. James, MD, Timothy G. Berger, MD, and Dirk M. Elston, MD, provides state-of-the-art information on newly recognized diseases, new conditions, and unusual variants of well-known diseases, as well as new uses for tried-and-true medications and unique drugs for diseases as disparate as melanoma and rosacea. It's your ideal go-to resource for clinical dermatology, at every stage of your career.
Androgens are critical regulators of prostate differentiation and function, as well as prostate cancer growth and survival. Therefore, androgen ablation is the preferred systemic treatment for disseminated prostate cancer. Androgen action is exerted in target tissues via binding the androgen receptor (AR), a nuclear receptor transcription factor. Historically, the gene expression program mediated by the AR has been poorly understood. However, recent gene expression profiling and more traditional single-gene characterization studies have revealed many androgen-regulated genes that are important mediators of androgen action in both normal and malignant prostate tissue. This book will focus on the androgen-regulated gene expression program, and examine how recently identified androgen-regulated genes are likely to contribute to the development and progression of prostate cancer. Recent studies that have attempted to unravel how these genes are deregulated in androgen depletion independent prostate cancer will be included
Androgen Deficiency and Testosterone Replacement: Current Controversies and Strategies explores the difficulties around the diagnosis and treatment of androgen deficiency. The text examines the available evidence concerning the diagnosis and treatment of men with low testosterone. It also examines controversies in the identification and management of these men. While the information contained within will be of use to those who specialize in androgen deficiency and sexual medicine, the scope of the book will serve as a source of basic information about testosterone replacement and as a source of reasoned analysis of the controversies surrounding testosterone replacement in the aging male. Physicians and physician extenders will be able to apply evidence management principles to the evaluation and treatment of men with testosterone deficiency; supported by the most recent practice guidelines available. The authors represent a select group of physicians with expertise in androgen deficiency and replacement. Androgen Deficiency and Testosterone Replacement: Current Controversies and Strategies will be of great value to all physicians and physician extenders who deliver health care to men of all ages.
Androgens and androgen receptors (AR) play critical roles in the development and progression of prostate cancer, the most frequently diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death in US males. AR is an androgen-dependent DNA-binding transcription factor that regulates the expression of androgen-responsive genes. Identification and characterization of androgen-responsive genes provide insights into the cellular mechanisms of androgen action and may lead to new approaches in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention and/or treatment of prostate cancer. This volume provides critical information from well respected experts in the field. Some of the exciting topics include the new understanding of mechanisms underlining the regulation of androgen-responsive gene expression, and functions of various androgen-responsive genes in biological processes essential in carcinogenesis including cell growth, angiogenesis, and epithelial-to-mesenchyme transition (EMT). Other important aspects addressed are the current and potential clinic applications of knowledge on androgen-responsive gene regulation and function. This book is intended for researchers, scientists, faculty, and advanced graduate students with an interest in androgen action and prostate cancer.
Written in Packt's Beginner's Guide series, this book takes a step-by-step approach with each chapter made up of three to five tutorials that introduce and explain different animation concepts. All concepts are explained with real-world examples that are fun to read and work with. If you are familiar with developing Android applications and want to bring your apps to life by adding smashing animations, then this book is for you. The book assumes that you are comfortable with Java development and have familiarity with creating Android Views in XML and Java. The tutorials assume that you will want to work with Eclipse, but you can work just as well with your preferred development tools.
Get quickly up to speed with the latest Android SDK Aimed at object oriented programmers, this straightforward-but-fun book serves as the most efficient way to understand Android, update an existing Android application, port a mobile application from another environment, or simply learn the ins and outs of the latest Android SDK. Packed with all the code and modules featured throughout, this guide also includes tutorials, tests, and project ideas. The authors forego the unnecessary repetition of material you already know and instead cut straight to the essentials such as interacting with hardware, getting familiar with the operating system, and networking. You'll walk through the process of designing, building, running, and debugging the application while you also learn Android best practices. Demonstrates a wide variety of Android features, including user interface design, application management, data and content management, and incorporating external services Organizes the many packages of the Android SDK by functionality and details which standards and features are appropriate for each level of the Android SDK Explains the new features of the latest Android SDK with examples and snippets that demonstrate how to effectively incorporate the features into new or existing applications Features all programming examples, including the sample application, on the companion web site Android 3 SDK Programming For Dummies is written in clear, plain English to help you quickly understand and program the latest Android SDK.
If you have a great idea for a mobile app, and some familiarity with Java, or a similar procedural programming language, then all you need is this book to turn your idea into a reality.
A must-have pedagogical resource from an expert Java educator As a Linux-based operating system designed for mobile devices, the Android OS allows programs to run on all Android devices and appear free in the Android Market. Whether you're a beginner programmer eager to create mobile applications or you're Android-savvy and looking to submit your apps to the Android Market, this compilation of eight minibooks takes you through the ins and outs of programming for Android phones. Java expert Barry Burd walks you through Android programming basics, shares techniques for developing great Android applications, reviews Android hardware, and much more. Uses the straightforward-but-fun "For Dummies" style to walk you through the ins and outs of programming for Android mobile devices Features eight minibooks that take you from novice Android user to confidently developing Android applications Addresses Android programming basics, the operating system, hardware, and security Details what it takes to develop amazing Android apps Covers the Eclipse environment and SQLite Start developing applications for the Android OS today with the expert advice in "Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies. "
A must-have collection of ready-to-use Android recipes!The popularity of Google Android devices is seemingly unstoppable and the Android 4 release offers, for the first time, a single OS solution for building both phone and tablet applications. With that exciting information in mind, veteran author Wei-Meng Lee presents you with 100 unique recipes that you can apply today in order to discover solutions to some of the most commonly encountered problems that exist in Android programming.Covering the scope of multiple Android releases up through Android 4, this reference features a task description, followed by the solution(s) available, and a standalone project file that illustrates the use of the recipe. Formatting each recipe to be standalone, Wei-Meng Lee allows you to jump into the relevant recipe to find a solution to specific challenges. Identifies and describes a programming task, provides a step-by-step solution, and presents a full-code solution ready for downloadCovers multiple Android releasesAddresses such topics as user interfaces, telephony and messaging, networking, Google maps, location-based services, persisting data, leveraging hardware features, and moreAndroid Application Development Cookbook is your solution to discovering...solutions!
Over 100 recipes to help you solve the most common problems faced by Android Developers today About This Book * Find the answers to your common Android programming problems, from set up to security, to help you deliver better applications, faster * Uncover the latest features of Android Marshmallow to make your applications stand out * Get up to speed with Android Studio 1.4 - the first Android Studio based on the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains Who This Book Is For If you are new to Android development and want to take a hands-on approach to learning the framework, or if you are an experienced developer in need of clear working code to solve the many challenges in Android development, you can benefit from this book. Either way, this is a resource you'll want to keep at your desk for a quick reference to solve new problems as you tackle more challenging projects. What You Will Learn * Along with Marshmallow, get hands-on working with Google's new Android Studio IDE * Develop applications using the latest Android framework while maintaining backward-compatibility with the support library * Master Android programming best practices from the recipes * Create exciting and engaging applications using knowledge gained from recipes on graphics, animations, and multimedia * Work through succinct steps on specifics that will help you complete your project faster * Keep your app responsive (and prevent ANRs) with examples on the AsynchTask class * Utilize Google Speech Recognition APIs for your app. * Make use of Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to create Push Notifications for your users * Get a better understanding of the Android framework through detailed explanations In Detail The Android OS has the largest installation base of any operating system in the world; there has never been a better time to learn Android development to write your own applications, or to make your own contributions to the open source community! This "cookbook" will make it easy for you to jump to a topic of interest and get what you need to implement the feature in your own application. If you are new to Android and learn best by "doing," then this book will provide many topics of interest. Starting with the basics of Android development, we move on to more advanced concepts, and we'll guide you through common tasks developers struggle to solve. The first few chapters cover the basics including Activities, Layouts, Widgets, and the Menu. From there, we cover fragments and data storage (including SQLite), device sensors, the camera, and GPS. Then we move on more advanced topics such as graphics and animation (including OpenGL), multi-threading with AsyncTask, and Internet functionality with Volley. We'll also demonstrate Google Maps and Google Cloud Messaging (also known as Push Notifications) using the Google API Library. Finally, we'll take a look at several online services designed especially for Android development. Take your application big-time with full Internet web services without having to become a server admin by leveraging the power of Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers. Style and approach This book progresses from the fundamentals of Android Development to more advanced concepts, with recipes to solve the most common problems faced by developers. This cookbook makes it easy to jump to specific topics of interest, where you'll find simple steps to implement the solution and get a clear explanation of how it works.
Android Application Development with Maven is intended for Android developers or devops engineers who want to use Maven to effectively develop quality Android applications. It would be helpful, but not necessary, if you have some previous experience with Maven.
A step-by-step tutorial to help you master computer vision and mobile app development.This book is for Java developers who are new to computer vision and who would like to learn about how it is used in relation to application development. It is assumed that you have previous experience in Java, but not necessarily Android. A basic understanding of image data (for example pixels and color channels) would be helpful too. You are expected to have a mobile device running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater and it must have a camera.
Android Application Testing Guide is a highly detailed book which gives step-by-step examples for a great variety of real-world cases, providing professional guidelines and recommendations that will be extremely valuable for optimizing your development time and resources. In the chapters you will find an introduction to specific testing techniques, and tools for specific situations.If you are an Android developer looking to test your applications or optimize your application development process, then this book is for you. No previous experience in application testing is required.
When Andas Kastor awakens in an alien land, he must figure out if he's the true emperor of his home world or an evil double In a stark, arid wasteland, a man awakens from a frozen state. As he stares out his narrow slit of a window, he has no memory of how he got there--or why. All he knows is his name: Andas Kastor, Imperial Prince of Inyanga. But instead of the luxurious trappings of his royal palace, he's in a hellish, storm-lashed place punctuated by howling winds and shattering streaks of lightning. And he's not alone. In this uninhabited world, he meets five other survivors, also of noble birth. They include the scaled, emerald-haired Elys of Posedonia and clawed, fanged Lord Yolyos of Sargol. They all speak the same Basic language, as befits those from neighboring spheres. Were they abducted, spirited to this alien planet, and held in mind-lock while evil doppelgangers ruled in their places? After a daring escape, Andas returns to Inyanga--only to discover that decades have passed and another sits on his throne. Now, hunted across barriers of time, Andas must fight external and internal enemies to save his civilization and uncover the truth about his identity.
<p>Jump in and build working Android apps with the help of more than 200 tested recipes. With this cookbook, you’ll find solutions for working with the user interfaces, multitouch gestures, location awareness, web services, and device features such as the phone, camera, and accelerometer. You also get useful steps on packaging your app for the Android Market.</p>
This book is a practical tutorial approaching the topic with clear instructions and examples. With easy to understand examples and scenarios you can apply almost anywhere, this book walks you through both local and external data storage methods for the Android platform. "Android Database Programming" targets developers who are experienced with databases and other back-end design concepts, but who may want to see these concepts applied to mobile applications. Developers who are experienced with mobile applications and/or the Android platform, but who may not be as familiar with back-end systems and designing/implementing database schemas will find this tutorial equally useful. Even if you are already experienced with both Android programming and database implementation, but want to further solidify concepts and see a broader scope of data storage methods on Android, this book is your perfect companion.
A standard tutorial aimed at developing Android applications in a practical manner.Android Development Tools for Eclipse is aimed at beginners and existing developers who want to learn more about Android development. It is assumed that you have experience in Java programming and that you have used IDE for development.
Fully loaded with the latest tricks and tips on your new Android! Android smartphones are so hot, they're soaring past iPhones on the sales charts. And the second edition of this muscular little book is equally impressive--it's packed with tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your latest-generation Android device. Start Facebooking and tweeting with your Android mobile, scan barcodes to get pricing and product reviews, download your favorite TV shows--the book is positively bursting with practical and fun how-tos. Topics run the gamut from using speech recognition, location-based mapping, and GPS, to setting up your Android as a broadband modem and much more. Helps you get the most out of your Android smartphone and related technology, including Motorola Droid 2, Motorola Photon 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Optimus 3D, and HTC EVO 3D Shows you how to put a slew of stuff on your Android: old movies, TV shows, music, spreadsheets, presentations, Word documents, and much more Covers all the basic features such as web browsing, using Facebook and Twitter, taking photos, playing music, and using e-mail Offers dozens of high-level tips and tricks, such as using an Android as a broadband modem, barcode scanning, using the GPS, and speech recognition You won't believe all that you can do with Android smartphones. Get Android Fully Loaded, Second Edition and don't miss a thing!
Discover an all in one handbook to developing immersive and cross-platform Android games About This Book * Practical tips and tricks to develop powerful Android games * Learn to successfully implement microtransactions and monitor the performance of your game once it's out live. * Integrate Google's DIY VR tool and Google Cardboard into your games to join in on the VR revolution Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for any game developer, with prior knowledge of developing games in Android. A good understanding of game development and a basic knowledge on Android platform application development and JAVA/C++ will be appreciated. What You Will Learn * Learn the prospects of Android in Game Development * Understand the Android architecture and explore platform limitation and variations * Explore the various approaches for Game Development using Android * Learn about the common mistakes and possible solutions on Android Game Development * Discover the top Cross Platform Game Engines and port games on different android platform * Optimize memory and performance of your game. * Familiarize yourself with different ways to earn money from Android Games In Detail Gaming in android is an already established market and growing each day. Previously games were made for specific platforms, but this is the time of cross platform gaming with social connectivity. It requires vision of polishing, design and must follow user behavior. This book would help developers to predict and create scopes of improvement according to user behavior. You will begin with the guidelines and rules of game development on the Android platform followed by a brief description about the current variants of Android devices available. Next you will walk through the various tools available to develop any Android games and learn how to choose the most appropriate tools for a specific purpose. You will then learn JAVA game coding standard and style upon the Android SDK. Later, you would focus on creation, maintenance of Game Loop using Android SDK, common mistakes in game development and the solutions to avoid them to improve performance. We will deep dive into Shaders and learn how to optimize memory and performance for an Android Game before moving on to another important topic, testing and debugging Android Games followed by an overview about Virtual Reality and how to integrate them into Android games. Want to program a different way? Inside you'll also learn Android game Development using C++ and OpenGL. Finally you would walk through the required tools to polish and finalize the game and possible integration of any third party tools or SDKs in order to monetize your game when it's one the market! Style and approach The book follows a handbook approach, focused on current and future game development trend from every possible aspect including monetization and sustainability in the market.
The book is best suited for existing Android or Java programmers who want to adapt their skills to make exciting Android games. The book is also for determined readers who might have no Android, game programming or even Java experience, but a reasonable understanding of object oriented programming knowledge is assumed.
It's been called the greatest novel ever written. Now, Tolstoy's timeless saga of love and betrayal is transported to an awesomer version of 19th-century Russia. It is a world humming with high-powered groznium engines: where debutantes dance the 3D waltz in midair, mechanical wolves charge into battle alongside brave young soldiers, and robots--miraculous, beloved robots!--are the faithful companions of everyone who's anyone. Restless to forge her own destiny in this fantastic modern life, the bold noblewoman Anna and her enigmatic Android Karenina abandon a loveless marriage to seize passion with the daring, handsome Count Vronsky. But when their scandalous affair gets mixed up with dangerous futuristic villainy, the ensuing chaos threatens to rip apart their lives, their families, and--just maybe--all of planet Earth.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" co-author Winters is back with an all-new collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Tolstoy, and the result is an enhanced edition of the classic love story set in a dystopian world of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar space travel.
This book is intended for those who are interested in learning the core features of the Spring Framework. Prior knowledge of Java programming and web development concepts with basic XML knowledge is expected.
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