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Photoshop CS2 RAW

by Mikkel Aaland

The RAW file format is the uncompressed data file captured by a digital camera's electronic sensor. When your camera saves an image in RAW format, settings like white balance, sharpening, contrast and saturation are not applied to the image but are saved instead in a separate header. Because RAW files remain virtually untouched by in-camera processing, they are essentially the digital equivalent to exposed but undeveloped film. This makes RAW an increasingly popular format with amateur and professional digital photographers, because it affords greater flexibility and control during the editing process-if you know how to work with RAW files. Most digital camera manufacturers supply their own software for converting RAW data, as do some third party vendors. Increasingly, however, the RAW converter of choice is a plug-in included in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, the most popular and widely-used digital image editing tool in the world. Adobe Photoshop CS2 is emerging as the best place to edit RAW images, and the best way to master this new format is with Photoshop CS2 RAW. An important book dedicated to working with RAW in Photoshop, this comprehensive guide features a unique design that helps readers grasp the subject through visual instruction and prompts. The entire RAW process is explored, from shooting to using the Adobe plug-in converter and new Bridge navigation software. The primary focus of Photoshop RAW is, as the title suggests, Photoshop editing technique: automating RAW workflow, correcting exposures, extending exposure range, manipulating grayscale and working with the new DNG (Digital Negative) open standard that Adobe supports. Presented by photographer Mikkel Aaland, a pioneer of digital photography and author of eight books, including O'Reilly's Photoshop for the Web and the award-winning Shooting Digital, Photoshop CS2 RAW investigates and instructs in an accessible visual style. Required reading for professionals and dedicated photo hobbyists alike.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An Applied Approach (Sixth Edition)

by Michael G. Aamodt

Striking a balance between research, theory, and application, the sixth edition of INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN APPLIED APPROACH prepares readers for their future careers through a combination of scholarship, humor, case studies, and practical applications. Readers will see the relevance of industrial/organizational psychology their everyday lives through such practical applications as how to write a resume, survive an employment interview, write a job description, create a performance appraisal instrument, and motivate employees. Charts and tables simplify such complicated issues as employment law, job satisfaction, work motivation and leadership.

Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss

by Sandra Aamodt

"If diets worked, we'd all be thin by now. Instead, we have enlisted hundreds of millions of people into a war we can't win." What's the secret to losing weight? If you're like most of us, you've tried cutting calories, sipping weird smoothies, avoiding fats, and swapping out sugar for Splenda. The real secret is that all of those things are likely to make you weigh more in a few years, not less. In fact, a good predictor of who will gain weight is who says they plan to lose some. Last year, 108 million Americans went on diets, to the applause of doctors, family, and friends. But long-term studies of dieters consistently find that they're more likely to end up gaining weight in the next two to fifteen years than people who don't diet. Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt spent three decades in her own punishing cycle of starving and regaining before turning her scientific eye to the research on weight and health. What she found defies the conventional wisdom about dieting: ·Telling children that they're overweight makes them more likely to gain weight over the next few years. Weight shaming has the same effect on adults. ·The calories you absorb from a slice of pizza depend on your genes and on your gut bac­teria. So does the number of calories you're burning right now. ·Most people who lose a lot of weight suffer from obsessive thoughts, binge eating, depres­sion, and anxiety. They also burn less energy and find eating much more rewarding than it was before they lost weight. ·Fighting against your body's set point--a cen­tral tenet of most diet plans--is exhausting, psychologically damaging, and ultimately counterproductive. If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behav­iors that will truly improve and extend our lives.From the Hardcover edition.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

by Verna Aardema

When Mosquito tells iguana a terrible lie, he sets off a chain of events. Owl will not wake the sun, so there is not sunrise. Find out what happens in this West-African tale and find out why mosquitos buzz in people's ears. Winner of the 1976 Caldecott Medal for best picture book.

I Had a Hammer

by Hank Aaron

The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him. I Had a Hammer is much more than the intimate autobiography of one of the greatest names in pro sports-it is a fascinating social history of twentieth-century America. With courage and candor, Aaron recalls his struggles and triumphs in an atmosphere of virulent racism. He relives the breathtaking moment when, in the heat of hatred and controversy, he hit his 715th home run to break Ruth's cherished record-an accomplishment for which Aaron received more than 900,000 letters, many of them vicious and racially charged. And his story continues through the remainder of his milestone-setting, barrier-smashing career as a player and, later, Atlanta Braves executive--offering an eye-opening and unforgettable portrait of an incomparable athlete, his sport, his epoch, and his world.

The Little, Brown Essential Handbook (Eighth Edition)

by Jane E. Aaron

For first year composition and undergraduate courses across the curriculum. The Little, Brown Essential Handbook , Eighth Edition, is a brief, accessible, and inexpensive pocket-sized handbook that answers questions about writing in the disciplines, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. It provides: · Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers: Help students at all levels of learning. · Extensive sections on academic writing, research writing, source documentation, and document design: Support writers in all disciplines. · Convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids: Make the book convenient to carry and easy to use.

40 Model Essays: A Portable Anthology

by Jane E. Aaron Ellen Kuhl Repetto

At about half the price of other rhetorically arranged readers,40 Model Essays: A Portable Anthologycombines concise but thorough instruction in the methods of development with a well-chosen selection of classic and contemporary model readings for writers. The second edition features a fresh mix of new and current selections to complement class-proven favorites; new advice on forming a thesis statement; and a wealth of captivating new writing topics. This volume in the popular Bedford/St. Martin's series of Portable Anthologies and Guides offers a trademark combination of high quality and great value.

Climb the Green Ladder

by Shari Aaron Amy V. Fetzer

Want to make your workplace more sustainable, get ahead in your career and improve your reputation?Want to help your company or organisation save money, boost profits and improve its brand?Whatever your level or industry, from sales and management to government and teaching, Climb The Green Ladder offers practical knowledge to help you make a difference. Whether you'd like to transform your entire company or just get your colleagues recycling, Climb The Green Ladder will provide you with the tools and motivation to move your company (and career) towards a more successful, more sustainable future. The twin challenges of the economic meltdown and climate change means we must act quickly to evolve our businesses to weather the storm. You can ensure your company or organisation saves money, reduces environmental damage and improves its performance while you advance your personal reputation and further your career.Step by step, Climb The Green Ladder identifies the key themes that underpin successful sustainability strategies, including real-life case studies from people who've done it, to create a comprehensive tool-kit for action. Authors Amy Fetzer and Shari Aaron undertook extensive research to find out what works and what doesn't. They surveyed hundreds of employees and employers, and interviewed over 80 sustainability specialists who have successfully changed their workplaces from within to reveal the secrets of their success.

Broken Homes: A Rivers of London Novel

by Ben Aaronovitch

My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame -- whatever that is.Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen's Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast. With the new year, I have three main objectives, a) pass the detective exam so I can officially become a DC, b) work out what the hell my relationship with Lesley Mai, an old friend from the force and now fellow apprentice, is supposed to be, and most importantly, c) get through the year without destroying a major landmark.Two out of three isn't bad, right?A mutilated body in Crawley means another murderer is on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, who may either be a common serial killer or an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man -- a man whose previous encounters I've barely survived. I've also got a case about a town planner going under a tube train and another about a stolen grimoire.But then I get word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. If there's a connection to the Crawley case, I'll be entering some tricky waters of juristiction with the local river spirits. We have a prickly history, to say the least.Just the typical day for a magician constable.

Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel

by Ben Aaronovitch

When two young girls go missing in rural Herefordshire, police constable and wizard-in-training Peter Grant is sent out of London to check that nothing supernatural is involved.It's purely routine--Nightingale, Peter's superior, thinks he'll be done in less than a day. But Peter's never been one to walk away from someone in trouble, so when nothing overtly magical turns up he volunteers his services to the local police, who need all the help they can get. But because the universe likes a joke as much as the next sadistic megalomaniac, Peter soon comes to realize that dark secrets underlie the picturesque fields and villages of the countryside and there might just be work for Britain's most junior wizard after all.Soon Peter's in a vicious race against time, in a world where the boundaries between reality and fairy have never been less clear....

The Hanging Tree: A Rivers of London Novel

by Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly—London’s police department for supernatural cases—even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor.Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we’re talking about.He’s been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week…

Moon Over Soho

by Ben Aaronovitch

BODY AND SOUL The song. That's what London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho's 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body--a sure sign that something about the man's death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.Body and soul--they're also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace--one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard "Lord" Grant--otherwise known as Peter's dear old dad.From the Paperback edition.

Voodoo Histories

by David Aaronovitch

Did Neil Armstrong really set foot on the moon? Was the United States government responsible for the 11 September attacks? Should we doubt the accidental nature of Diana's death? Voodoo Histories entertainingly demolishes the absurd and sinister conspiracy theories of the last 100 years. Aaronovitch reveals not only why people are so ready to believe in these stories but also the dangers of this credulity. *Includes a new chapter investigating the conspiracy theories that question Obama's legitimacy as president *

Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home)

by Morra Aarons-Mele

From the marketing guru and host of the popular Forbes.com podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, a breakthrough introverts' guide that broadens the conversation sparked by Quiet and moves away from the "Lean In" approach, offering wisdom and practical tips to help readers build strong relationships and achieve their own definition of professional success.Most ambitious people believe that reaching the peaks of success means being on 24/7—tirelessly networking, deal-making, and keynoting conferences. This is nonsense, says Morra Aarons-Mele. As an eminent entrepreneur with a flourishing business and a self-proclaimed introvert with lots of anxieties, Morra disagrees with the notion that there’s only one successful "type": the intense, super social, sleep-deprived mover and shaker, the person who musters endless amounts of "grit." Hiding in the Bathroom is her antidote for everyone who is fed up with feeling like they must always "lean in"—who prefer those moments of hiding in the bathroom to constantly climbing the ladder or working the room.Morra knows what it takes to make your mark, and now, this entrepreneur who has boosted the online strategy of clients such as the Malala Fund, President Obama, the UN Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares the insights, tricks, and knowledge she’s learned. Filled with advice, exercises to help readers evaluate their own work/life fit and manage anxiety, valuable tools, and stories of countless successful people—entrepreneurs, academics, and novices just beginning their careers—Hiding in the Bathroom empowers professionals of all ages and levels to take control and build their own versions of success. Thoughtful and practical, it is a must-have handbook for building a fantastic, prosperous career and a balanced, happy life—on your own terms.

The Terror Factory

by Trevor Aaronson

A groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than fifteen thousand informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror. The paperback edition of The Terror Factory includes all new information on the FBI's counterterrorism efforts related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, as well as how the government has used (potentially illegally) FISA information in sting cases.Trevor Aaronson is an investigative reporter for Al Jazeera America. He has won more than two dozen national and regional awards, including the Molly Prize, the international Data Journalism Award, and the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award.m organization-including the story of an accused murderer who became one of the FBI's most prolific terrorism informants-and how so-called terrorism consultants and experts have made fortunes by exaggerating the threat of Islamic terrorism in the United States.Trevor Aaronson is associate director and co-founder of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit journalism organization that produces reporting about Florida and Latin America. He was a 2010-11 investigative reporting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, where his reporting about the FBI's informants in US Muslim communities resulted in a Mother Jones cover story that won the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award.

The Bachelor Baker

by Carolyne Aarsen

An Unlikely Partnership Opening a business isn't a piece of cake-something Melissa Sweeney discovers when an anonymous benefactor brings her to Bygones, Kansas. She can't fulfill her longtime dream of starting up her own bakery without help. But with his traditional views of work and family, Brian Montclair is the unlikeliest candidate for the job. Even more surprising is the powerful attraction sprouting up between the rugged mechanic and his fiercely independent new boss. Brian's heart and soul belong to his hardworking community that is slowly coming back to life. Melissa wants to be part of that transformation...if she can make Brian believe they can be true partners in everything-including love. The Heart of Main Street: They're rebuilding the town one step-and heart-at a time.

Building Bridges (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn #40)

by Carolyne Aarsen

As the dog days of summer wind down, the Howard sisters end up trying their hands at many new things. After a minor auto accident, Louise-- accustomed to coaxing beautiful music from the piano and organ--learns to check tire gauges, dipsticks and battery cables. Alice gets roped into helping Aunt Ethel on a new project, and employs hammers, saws and nails to try to keep up with her feisty aunt, and Jane has been commissioned to cater a very special dinner. The finicky hostess makes planning a menu a challenge, but learning to minister to a special group of guests may just be the trickiest task of all.

Mystery at the Inn (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn #19)

by Carolyne Aarsen

With their first-ever murder mystery weekend at the Grace Chapel Inn, the Howard sisters get the whole town involved but who will solve the case? The month of October brings thrills, chills, and excitement to the good people of Acorn Hill. The Howard sisters are holding their first ever murder mystery weekend at the inn to benefit a wonderful charity. With Aunt Ethel hamming up her role as the victim and various townspeople as suspects, the mystery promises to be hilarious as well as exciting. Who will solve the case? And why is Reverend Thompson spending so much time with the charity's coordinator? Come along on a weekend mystery adventure you will not soon forget!

The Price of Fame (Tales from the Grace Chapel Inn #14)

by Carolyne Aarsen

The winter doldrums are just settling over Acorn Hill when a movie crew comes to scout locations for an upcoming project. The director loves the small-town feel and hopes to film a pivotal scene in Grace Chapel. While some residents are thrilled about the income the shoot will bring, and others hope to star in the motion picture, still others are less certain that the disruption will be welcome. The director leaves behind a crew member to convince the town council to allow the shoot. With Hollywood hysteria in the air, will the citizens of Acorn Hill make a wise decision?

Small-Town Reality (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn #22)

by Carolyne Aarsen

Is Acorn Hill ready for reality television? Jane seems to think so. A makeover show filmed at Betty Dunkle's beauty shop is all set to roll, and Jane has landed Louise a spot on the show! Will the fastidious Louise be game for a change in her style? Meanwhile, Elwood Swigart, a retired newspaper reporter, intends to shake up things in Acorn Hill when he starts publishing a rival tabloid paper. How will the stalwart Acorn Nutshell handle the competition? And will the town be torn in two by the gossip and dirt that Elwood digs up?

Twin Blessings & Toward Home

by Carolyne Aarsen

TWIN BLESSINGSStraight-laced architect Logan Napier has his hands full with his twin nieces. Then free-spirited Sandra Bachman enters the scene. She adores the girls. . . and the twins want to ensure Sandra's there to stay. Double matchmaking might show just how well these opposites attract. TOWARD HOMEWork in her dream house? Nurse Melanie Visser couldn't be happier. . . until her patient's son decides to sell the building. Adam Engler wants a fresh start. But maybe what he needs is someone to help him find his way back home.

Harlequin Love Inspired February 2018 - Box Set 2 of 2: A Cowboy for the Twins\Her Secret Daughter\The Bachelor's Baby

by Carolyne Aarsen Ruth Logan Herne Mia Ross

Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. A COWBOY FOR THE TWINSCowboys of Cedar Ridgeby Carolyne AarsenLooking for a fresh start, widow Shauntelle Dexter moves home with her twin daughters—and makes plans to open a restaurant. With his construction experience, cowboy Noah Cosgrove is persuaded to become Shauntelle’s contractor—despite their families’ tragic history. With matchmaking twins on a mission, will this be Shauntelle and Noah’s chance to build a future?HER SECRET DAUGHTERGrace Havenby Ruth Logan HerneJosie Gallagher gave her daughter up for adoption years ago to a sweet couple. So why is hotel project manager—and bachelor—Jacob Weatherly the guardian to little Addie? While working together, Josie is determined to uncover the truth. What she finds is a need to become a permanent part of their family.THE BACHELOR’S BABYLiberty Creekby Mia RossDesperate for a job, pregnant Lindsay Holland discovers the one open position in town is with the boyfriend she left behind years ago. Brian Calhoun is focused on making his family’s blacksmith business a success. And although being near Lindsay unleashes a flood of memories, is he ready to reopen his heart to the woman who once broke it?

Love Inspired January 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2

by Carolyne Aarsen Tina Radcliffe Ruth Logan Herne

Love Inspired brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. A FAMILY FOR THE SOLDIERLone Star Cowboy Leagueby Carolyne Aarsen Returning to his family ranch, injured army vet Grady Stillwater is unprepared for the surprises waiting for him--including his growing feelings for his physical therapist. Can he get past Chloe Miner's secrets and welcome a ready-made family? AN UNEXPECTED GROOMGrace Havenby Ruth Logan HerneFor Kimberly Gallagher, planning a senator's daughter's wedding isn't easy--especially when their security team includes her teenage crush, Drew Slade. Can she move past old hurts to realize the future she's been searching for is standing right beside her? ROCKY MOUNTAIN REUNIONby Tina Radcliffe Contractor Matt Clark is focused on his business--and raising his newly found daughter. When he discovers his latest project will destroy the home of his ex-wife, he'll have to choose between saving his company and a happily-ever-after with his first love.

Oxford Modern English Grammar

by Bas Aarts

Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly yet authoritatively. This descriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language,undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how it is used.

Minecraft: The Survivors' Book of Secrets: An Official Mojang Book

by Mojang Ab The Offical Minecraft Team

An all-new official Minecraft™ guidebook full of tips to fend off mobs and withstand the wild!This official Minecraft™ book contains the collective knowledge of the Survivors: an underground group of Minecraft™ experts who have been around since the days of Alpha. You’re probably wondering why you’ve never heard of us. It’s because we’re THAT good. We’re experts at covert ops. Misdirection is our middle name. We’re invisible up until the exact moment we want you to see us. . . . Our successes are undeniably impressive: we’ve battled the Overworld mobs, dealt with enemy factions, and defeated the ender dragon multiple times. Study this book carefully and you just might manage to stay alive as long as we have. THE CHIEF

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