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The Essential Outdoor Gear Manual: Equipment Care and Repair for Outdoorspeople

by Annie Getchell

This book covers repairs on the trail or at home. Techniques range from patching a rain jacket to patching a canoe, fixing broken zipper slides to reweaving snowshoe webbing, cleaning campstove jets to filing ice axe teeth. Getchell augments her concise hands-on instructions with numerous anecdotes from outdoor experts, creating a rich, captivating blend of field-based, real-world knowledge guidance. This comprehensive, multisport reference covers climbing hardware, tents, sleeping bags, hiking boots, binoculars, to name a few. The emphasis is as much on care as repair, since more of the former means less of the latter. Appendices offer trail-tested repair kits for specific activities, knots stitches, adhesives, nontoxic cleaning solutions.

The Essential Peirce, Volume 2

by Peirce Edition Project

Praise for Volume 1:"... a first-rate edition, which supersedes all other portable Peirces.... all the Peirce most people will ever need." --Louis Menand, The New York Review of Books. Volume 2 of this convenient two-volume chronological reader's edition provides the first comprehensive anthology of the brilliant American thinker Charles Sanders Peirce's mature philosophy. A central focus of Volume 2 is Peirce's evolving theory of signs and its application to his pragmatism.

Essential Pepin Desserts

by Jacques Pepin

Essential Pepin Desserts showcases more than 150 of Jacques Pépin's top dessert recipes from his lifetime in food. The five chapters (Fruit Desserts; Puddings, Sweet Soufflés, and Crepes; Cakes, Cookies, and Candies; Tarts, Pies, and Pastries; and Frozen Desserts) display his many cooking styles, from homey French (Mémés Apple Tart), to haute cuisine (Coffee and Hazelnut Dacquoise), to fast food Jacques style (Warm Chocolate Soufflés), to fresh contemporary American dishes (Top-Crust Cherry Pie). In the accompanying videos, Pépin demonstrates ten essential techniques, including segmenting an orange, working with pie dough, and making chocolate "balloons."

Essential PHP Security

by Chris Shiflett

Being highly flexible in building dynamic, database-driven web applications makes the PHP programming language one of the most popular web development tools in use today. It also works beautifully with other open source tools, such as the MySQL database and the Apache web server. However, as more web sites are developed in PHP, they become targets for malicious attackers, and developers need to prepare for the attacks. Security is an issue that demands attention, given the growing frequency of attacks on web sites. Essential PHP Security explains the most common types of attacks and how to write code that isn't susceptible to them. By examining specific attacks and the techniques used to protect against them, you will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the safeguards you are about to learn in this book. In the much-needed (and highly-requested) Essential PHP Security, each chapter covers an aspect of a web application (such as form processing, database programming, session management, and authentication). Chapters describe potential attacks with examples and then explain techniques to help you prevent those attacks. Topics covered include: Preventing cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities Protecting against SQL injection attacks Complicating session hijacking attempts You are in good hands with author Chris Shiflett, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of PHP security. Shiflett is also the founder and President of Brain Bulb, a PHP consultancy that offers a variety of services to clients around the world.

Essential PHP Security

by Chris Shiflett

Being highly flexible in building dynamic, database-driven web applications makes the PHP programming language one of the most popular web development tools in use today. It also works beautifully with other open source tools, such as the MySQL database and the Apache web server. However, as more web sites are developed in PHP, they become targets for malicious attackers, and developers need to prepare for the attacks. Security is an issue that demands attention, given the growing frequency of attacks on web sites. Essential PHP Security explains the most common types of attacks and how to write code that isn't susceptible to them. By examining specific attacks and the techniques used to protect against them, you will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the safeguards you are about to learn in this book. In the much-needed (and highly-requested) Essential PHP Security , each chapter covers an aspect of a web application (such as form processing, database programming, session management, and authentication). Chapters describe potential attacks with examples and then explain techniques to help you prevent those attacks. Topics covered include: Preventing cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities Protecting against SQL injection attacks Complicating session hijacking attempts You are in good hands with author Chris Shiflett, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of PHP security. Shiflett is also the founder and President of Brain Bulb, a PHP consultancy that offers a variety of services to clients around the world.

The Essential Plays

by Anton Chekhov

Chekhov's four essential masterpieces for the theater: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud

by Robert Pinsky

This lively, abundant book is distinguished by its focus on hearing poetry read aloud. Robert Pinsky, beloved for his ability to bring poetry to life as spoken language, has collected poems that sound marvelous in a reader's actual or imagined voice. Pinsky has organized the book into sections with brief introductions that emphasize the attentive, intuitive, and reflective process of listening to poetry. This structure provides an implicit, generous definition-by-example of poetry itself: beginning with "Short Lines, Frequent Rhymes" and "Long Lines" and proceeding through fundamental themes such as "Love Poems," "Odes, Complaints, and Celebrations," and "Jokes, Ripostes, Parodies, and Insults." Essential Pleasures gives a fresh setting to traditional favorites, including poems by William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost, placed among contemporary poems by John Ashbery, Louise Gluck, Yusef Komunyakaa, and many others. This is an inviting and distinguished collection and an essential book for every home.

Essential Psychiatry

by Robin M. Murray Kenneth S. Kendler Peter McGuffin Simon Wessely David J. Castle Robin M. Murray Kenneth S. Kendler Peter Mcguffin Simon Wessely

This is a major international textbook for psychiatrists and other professionals working in the field of mental healthcare. With contributions from opinion-leaders from around the globe, this book will appeal to those in training as well as experiences professionals seeking a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of effective clinical practice backed by research evidence. The book is divided into cohesive sections moving from coverage of the tools and skills of the trade, through descriptions of the major psychiatric disorders and on to consider special topics and issues surrounding service organization. The final important section provides a comprehensive review of treatments covering all of the major modalities. This new and completely revised edition is the only book to provide this depth and breadth of coverage in an accessible, yet authoritative manner.

Essential Psychic Healing: A Complete Guide to Healing Yourself, Healing Others, and Healing the Earth

by Diane Stein

Author and healer Diane Stein brings to the layperson psychic healing techniques once assumed to be too esoteric to use without highly specialized knowledge, years of training, and a paranormal gift. ESSENTIAL PSYCHIC HEALING helps us tap into the potent healing power of our own psychic energies. For the beginner, Diane offers theory and instruction in basic meditation, visualization, kundalini energy, chakras, and auras. Those at the intermediate level will learn to utilize spirit guides and angels, and how to use healing crystals, hands-on healing methods, emotional release work, and remote healing. An advanced program discusses healing karma and past lives, soul retrieval, releasing entities, spirit attachments, and understanding and aiding the death process. Whether you are new to or well acquainted with these principles, ESSENTIAL PSYCHIC HEALING is an indispensable primer.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essential Psychology

by Philip Banyard Dr Belinda Winder Christine Norman Gayle Dillon

Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style designed for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The 2nd edition: Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (edge.sagepub.com/banyard2e)

Essential Psychotherapies, Third Edition

by Alan Gurman Stanley Messer

The leading survey text for basic psychotherapy courses, this book offers authoritative, engaging presentations of the 12 most important forms of psychotherapy practiced today. Prominent experts cover traditional treatments as well as influential models that have been developed relatively recently, giving students and practitioners a solid grasp of foundational theories, techniques, and research. Each chapter follows a common set of organizational guidelines; features illustrative vignettes and a full case example; and concludes with readings and resources to guide further study. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest clinical developments and research. Chapter on "third-wave" behavior therapies. Each chapter has expanded discussions of the role of the therapeutic relationship and the use of evidence-based practices. Concise chapters make the book even more instructor and student friendly.

Essential Public Health

by Padmanabhan Badrinath Jan Yates Stephen Gillam

How can society most effectively prevent disease and promote health? That is the challenge addressed by this textbook. Public health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. The 'science' is concerned with making a diagnosis of a population's health problems, establishing their cause and determining effective interventions. The 'art' lies in creatively addressing these problems. Essential Public Health captures both the art and science of the field. This second edition has been fully updated with contemporary examples and includes new chapters on sustainability and change, management and leadership. Examples are taken from health systems throughout the world, giving readers a wider perspective of the challenges faced. This is essential reading for all trainees in health care, social care and related disciplines. An internet companion includes supplementary information and interactive, self-assessment questions to test understanding and aid learning.

The Essential R Reference

by Mark Gardener

An essential library of basic commands you can copy and paste into RThe powerful and open-source statistical programming language R is rapidly growing in popularity, but it requires that you type in commands at the keyboard rather than use a mouse, so you have to learn the language of R. But there is a shortcut, and that's where this unique book comes in. A companion book to Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics, this practical reference is a library of basic R commands that you can copy and paste into R to perform many types of statistical analyses.Whether you're in technology, science, medicine, business, or engineering, you can quickly turn to your topic in this handy book and find the commands you need.Comprehensive command reference for the R programming language and a companion book to Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and StatisticsCombines elements of a dictionary, glossary, and thesaurus for the R languageProvides easy accessibility to the commands you need, by topic, which you can cut and paste into R as neededCovers getting, saving, examining, and manipulating data; statistical test and math; and all the things you can do with graphsAlso includes a collection of utilities that you'll find usefulSimplify the complex statistical R programming language with The Essential R Reference..

The Essential Reader's Companion: Star Wars

by Darren Tan Jeff Carlisle Pablo Hidalgo Chris Trevas Brian Rood

THE DEFINITIVE WORD ON STAR WARS FICTION The legendary motion picture Star Wars has spawned two big-screen sequels and three prequels--and decades of bestselling fiction. From the original movie tie-in novel through the monumental Fate of the Jedi series, legions of devoted readers have helped expand science fiction's most celebrated film saga into a page-turning print sensation. Now, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of these sweeping Star Wars adventures is presented in one beautifully illustrated volume. Star Wars: The Essential Reader's Companion spans the entire galaxy of published Star Wars fiction--movie novelizations, original stand alone and series novels, short stories, eBook novellas, young adult titles, and comics--and features: * a concise synopsis of each story, including key characters and planets * exclusive behind-the-scenes facts and anecdotes about authors, plot and character development, continuity notes, and significance in the Star Wars Expanded Universe * details on which novels are linked to Star Wars comic books from Dark Horse and Marvel * a chronological listing of titles, spanning the 25,000-year history of the Star Wars universe and placing each story in its proper context * more than one hundred full-color original paintings throughout by some of fans' favorite artists Whether skimming through fateful eras from the Old Republic to the New Jedi Order; delving deep into the ancient history of the Lost Tribe of the Sith or the tumultuous Clone Wars; crossing paths--and lightsabers--with Dark Lords such as Plagueis or Bane, Sidious or Vader; helming the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo; or mastering the Force with Luke Skywalker, this one-of-a-kind, one-stop reference is a must for fans looking to maximize their knowledge of the sprawling Star Wars Expanded Universe.

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics

by Ronald Rogowski Patrick H. O'Neil

Essential Readings in Comparative Politics combines classic theoretical works, contemporary scholarship, and serious journalistic pieces for undergraduate comparative politics courses. Designed to complement the core textbook, Essentials of Comparative Politics, the reader's chapters are organized thematically around major topics. The Fourth Edition includes 40% new readings.

Essential Reiki

by Diane Stein

Reiki is an ancient and profoundly simple system of "laying on of hands" healing derived from Tibetan Buddhism. In the West, Reiki has been kept highly secret for many years. ESSENTIAL REIKI presents full information on all three degrees of this healing system, most of it in print for the first time. Teaching from the perspective that Reiki healing belongs to all people, Diane Stein breaks new ground in her classic guide to this ancient practice. While no book can replace the directly received Reiki "attunements," ESSENTIAL REIKI provides everything else that the healer, practitioner, and teacher of this system needs.From the Hardcover edition.

Essential Reiki Teaching Manual: A Companion Guide for Reiki Healers

by Diane Stein

Reiki master and best-selling author Diane Stein has been a dedicated hands-on healer since 1988. Stein believes strongly that this powerful healing art, once a closely guarded secret tradition, should be accessible and available to all. Since she began teaching in 1990, Stein has initiated thousands of students in all three levels of Reiki healing. Through these efforts she developed a comprehensive teaching method that encompasses the fundamentals of this ancient system. The ESSENTIAL REIKI TEACHING MANUAL equips the Reiki initiate with the practical tools needed for launching a Reiki healing practice, leading a Reiki workshop, and becoming a more effective Reiki practitioner. This hands-on instructional guide together with the digitally re-mastered DIANE STEIN'S ESSENTIAL REIKI WORKSHOP DVD is the next best thing to a personal teaching session with Diane Stein herself.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essential Reporting

by Jon Smith

'If you want a book that instructs you about all the technical skills you need to pass the examinations set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and embark on a career in journalism, then this is the book for you. It outlines the basic knowledge required to succeed as a trainee reporter. Shorthand, intros, writing styles, subbing, layout, the way newsrooms work and how to find things out are among the range of skills described. Replete with no-nonsense quotes from the hard-nosed men and women of the regional and local press around the British Isles, the book provides an exhaustive account of the reporting, writing and researching techniques to do the "best job in the world".... Clearly written, comprehensive and well laid out' - Times Higher Education 'Precisely what it says on the cover - a down-to-earth essential handbook for anyone embarking on a career in journalism. All you need to know about avoiding newsroom minefields and attracting the editor's attention for the right reasons. If only it had been around in my day!' - Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors '. . . an excellent practical guide to the whole business of reporting. ' - Writing Magazine This is a book for everyone who wants to be a journalist: a practical guide to all you need to know, learn and do to succeed as a trainee reporter in today's newsroom. Although the world of journalism is changing fast, as technology blurs the boundaries between newspapers, radio, television and web-based media, the reporter's core role remains the same: to recognise news, communicate with people, gather information, and create accurate, balanced and readable stories. Essential Reporting, written by an experienced NCTJ examiner, explains how to do this. Contents include: · What makes a good reporter · What is news, and how to find it · How newsrooms work · Day-to-day life as a reporter · Key reporting tasks · Covering courts and councils · Successful interviewing · Writing news stories · Specialist reporting · Handling sound, pictures and the web It also contains a wealth of advice, tips and warnings from working journalists, a guide to NCTJ training and examinations, a glossary and a guide to further reading. It will be invaluable to anyone embarking on a career in journalism and is the NCTJ's recommended introductory text for all students on college and university courses preparing them to become successful reporters.

Essential Reproduction

by Martin H. Johnson

Providing essential reading for medical, veterinary and biological science students, and students of physiology and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, the seventh edition of Essential Reproduction offers an up-to-date account of the fundamentals of reproduction within the context of cutting-edge knowledge and examples of its application. It provides a multidisciplinary approach integrating physiology, genetics, behaviour, anatomy and clinical science, to give thorough coverage of the study of mammalian reproduction.Essential Reproduction is now accompanied by the Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource, and includes:The latest on conceptual, informational and applied aspects of reproductionA new structure offering a more logical approach to study and revisionExpanded further reading suggestions to support researchA companion website at www.essentialreproduction.com features all of the images from the book to download - perfect for instructor and student support.

The Essential Rumi (New Expanded Edition)

by Coleman Barks

This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of the ancient poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before.

The Essential Rumi - reissue

by Coleman Barks

The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America's most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before. The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi's poetry.

The Essential Rumi - reissue

by Coleman Barks

The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America's most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before. The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi's poetry.

The Essential Schopenhauer

by Arthur Schopenhauer

A new, comprehensive English anthology What is the meaning of life? How should I live? Is there any purpose to the universe? Generations have turned to the great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer for answers to such essential questions of existence. His influence has extended not only to later philosophers-Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein among them-but also to musicians, artists, and important novelists such as Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, and Proust. The Essential Schopenhauer, the most comprehensive English anthology now available of this seminal thinker's writings, will open English readers to Schopenhauer's profound ideas. Selected by Wolfgang Schirmacher, president of the International Schopenhauer Association, The Essential Schopenhauer is an invaluable and accessible introduction to Schopenhauer's powerful body of work.

Essential Shit: Bollocks! Why Didn't I Think of That?

by Randall Peffer

From the invention of the electric chair to the less offensive post-it note, "Bollocks! Why Didnt I Think of That?" features 101 clever inventions we could no longer imagine life without. Each ingenious invention comes complete with its history and handy trivia - I bet you you didn't know early Romans used porcupine quills as tooth-picks? Or that 1,000,000,000 Barbies have been sold worldwide? This must-have guide will allow you to impress your mates with your newfound fascinating knowledge of every invention from toilet paper to the Theory of Evolution. And it will have you slapping your head in no time, thinking "Bollocks! Why didn't I think of that?"

Essential Shit: Facts that will Scare the Shit Out of You

by Cary Mcneal

Disturbing phenomena are everywhere we turn and this book is jam-packed with facts that will truly horrify you but undoubtedly entertain and educate at the same time. From the ugly truth about food and drink, to the human body exposed to the beastly tales of creatures that outnumber us - no subject is off limits. Did you know there is a sneaky fish that can swim up your genitals? Or that the average human loses 85,000 brain cells each day? If not, read on - there's plenty more where that came from.

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