Friday, 14 January 2011

Essential GWT: Building for the Web with Google Web Toolkit 2



Essential GWT: Building for the Web with Google Web Toolkit 2
Federico Kereki | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Addison-Wesley | 352 | Web Development
With Google Web Toolkit, Java developers can build sophisticated Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and complete Web sites using the powerful IDEs and tools they already use. Now, with GWT 2, Google Web Toolkit has become even more useful. Essential GWT shows how to use this latest version of GWT to create production solutions that combine superior style, performance, and interactivity with exceptional quality and maintainability.

Federico Kereki quickly reviews the basics and then introduces intermediate and advanced GWT skills, covering issues ranging from organizing projects to compiling and deploying final code. Throughout, he focuses on best-practice methodologies and design patterns. For example, you’ll learn how to use the MVP (model-view-presenter) pattern to improve application design and support automated testing for agile development.

Kereki illuminates each concept with realistic code examples that help developers jump-start their projects and get great results more quickly. Working with the latest versions of open source tools such as Eclipse, Subversion, Apache, Tomcat, and MySQL, he demonstrates exactly how GWT fits into real Web development environments. Coverage includes

Using the Google Plugin for Eclipse and the GWT Shell Script
Detecting and working with browsers—and solving the problems they cause
Building better user interfaces with the MVP pattern
Using APIs for visualization, mapping, weather data, and more
Internationalizing and localizing GWT code
Securing GWT applications with cryptography, hashing, and encryption
Testing with JUnit, Emma, GWTTestCase, Selenium, and Mock Objects
Deploying client-only and client-plus-server GWT applications
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Health Care, Ethics and Insurance (Professional Ethics)



Health Care, Ethics and Insurance (Professional Ethics)
Tom Sorell Ltd,Tom Sorell | 1998-11-24 00:00:00 | Routledge | 256 | Ethics
This volume is an exploration of the ethical issues raised by health insurance, which is particularly timely in the light of recent advances in medical research and political economy. Focusing on a wide range of areas, such as AIDS, genetic engineering, screening and underwriting, new disability legislation and the ethics of private and public health insurance, this comprehensive and sometimes controversial book provides an essential survey of the key issues in health insurance. Divided into two parts, the first considers the ethics of underwriting, risk assessment and the acceptance and refusal of insurance risk by insurers. Discussing the unjust treatment of high-risk applicants, the authors identify sources of unfairness to both parties of the insurance contract, indicating how reasonable trade-offs can be made. The second part considers the argument for a mix of public and private insurance for acute and long-term care, offering recommendations for changes in the balance of social insurance, and discussing the shift toward long-term contracts in private health care and pension insurance.

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Origami Jewelry, More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear


Origami Jewelry, More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear
Ayako Brodek | 2007-01-01 00:00:00 | | 128 | Do It Yourself
With precise instructions and vivid, four-color photographs, Ayako Brodek shows readers how to create 40 elegant and unusual pieces of jewelry. Each project includes a list of materials, illustrated step-by-step folding and finishing instructions, a beautiful photo of the completed piece, and suggested color variations, paper designs and embellishments to make each piece exciting and unique.
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Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 4: More Stories: Wedding



Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 4: More Stories: Wedding
Roderick Hunt | 1992-05-28 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press | 24 | Intermediate Readers
Part of a language programme that teaches young children to read, this book is one of a series of six at Stage 4 which uses the Afro-Caribbean characters Wilf and Wilma to convey language and reading strategies.

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C# Programmer's Cookbook



C# Programmer's Cookbook
| 2003-11-26 00:00:00 | | 230 | C#


Get expert code from expert developers and solve common C# programming challenges the right way. Next time you hit the wall with a tough C# programming problem, get the code behind the solution and solve it the right way. The C# PROGRAMMER'S COOKBOOK prov

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C# Programmer's Cookbook
The book arrived on time and I found it to be in excellent condition as advertised. This isn't the first book I've purchased from this seller and I've found them to be great!

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Tony

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Useful, deserves a sequel
I've used this book several times to help with quick solutions to common problems. Deserves a sequel.

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Great Quick How-To
If you need to know how to do one of the items contained in this book it is an excellent source. Some of the examples were overly simple, but others were very insightful.

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lack of code examples and too little information
Context: I've been developing software for 12 years (C++, Java, JavaScript, PERL and more). I've been using .Net (VB) for 2 years and C# for about 1 year.


Another guy I know from work bought this book. He seemed to like it because of the short descriptions for each of the recipes.

That is exactly why I don't like the book.


Okay, short descriptions would be okay, except many of them don't even provide example code or completely explain the solution.


I'm looking at recipe `1.14. Manage the Global Assembly Cache` right now and there is nothing about the winntassembly directory in there. Why not? Instead the author only explains gacutil /i and /u. Okay, but what does that do? How is it significant? Why do I want or not want my assembly in the gac?


Recipe `1.8. Create and Manage Strong-Named Key Pairs` is the same thing. He tells me how to use the sn.exe tool, but he does not tell me anything more about why or how. Very weak.


But the ones that really kill me are the ones where the author has a chance to really describe the thing using a code example, but then fails to do so.


For example, `Recipe 1.4. Create and Use a Code Library` begs to have some sample code, but none is provided.


`1.3 Create and use a code module` was the same thing.


The section titles promise so much, the text delivers so little.

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excellent format and content
this book follows a `problem/solution/code` format that really helps to cut down the amount of fluff you always get in other books. it covers a wide range of subjects (including `beginner` topics) but in a very efficient way. even though all these topics could be dug up thru web searches, the quality of info here is far more consistent and reliable. i hope to see more books take this approach.


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Plant Growth Signaling (Plant Cell Monographs)



Plant Growth Signaling (Plant Cell Monographs)
László Bögre | 2008-07-24 00:00:00 | Springer | 380 | Crop Science

Plant growth is of great economical and intellectual interest. Plants are the basis of our living environment, the production of our food and a myriad of plant-based natural products. Plant bio-mass is also becoming an important renewable energy resource.

Agricultural plant cultivation and breeding programs have altered plant productivity and yield parameters extensively, yet the principles and underlying mechanisms are not well understood. At the cellular level, growth is the result of only two processes, cell division and cell expansion, but these two processes are controlled by intertwined signaling cascades and regulatory mechanisms forming complex regulatory networks. Ultimately this network is what plant scientists are trying to unravel.

The sequencing of model and agronomically important plant genomes allows complete insight into the molecular components involved in each process. Methods to quantify the molecular changes, image growth processes and reconstruct growth regulatory networks are rapidly developing. This knowledge should help to elucidate key regulators and to design methods to engineer plant architecture and growth parameters for future human needs. This volume gives a comprehensive overview of what is known about plant growth regulation and growth restraints due to environmental conditions and should allow readers at all levels an entry into this exiting field of research.



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99 Oracle ebooks


99 Oracle ebooks
Collection | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | | 1 | Programming
99 Oracle ebooks Collection | PDF CHM | 700MB
A Collection of 99 Oracle ebooks. Some of them are with source code


List of books

# Apress - Expert.Oracle.JDBC.Programming.pdf
# Apress - Mastering Oracle SQL and SQLPlus - ISBN10-1590594487.pdf
# Apress.Beginning.PHP.and.Oracle
# Apress.Beginning.PLSQL
# Apress.Expert Oracle Database Architecture 9i and 10g Programming Techniques and Solutions.pdf
# Apress.Expert.Oracle.Database.10g.Administration.Sep.2005.pdf
# Apress.Forecasting.Oracle.Performance.Apr.2007.pdf
# Apress.Oracle.Database.11g.New.Features.for.DBAs.and.Developers.Nov.2007.pdf
# Apress.Pro.Oracle.Collaboration.Suite.10g.Sep.2006.pdf
# Apress.Pro.Oracle.Database.10g.RAC.on.Linux
# Apress.Pro.Oracle.Spatial.for.Oracle.Database.11g
# Apress.RMAN.Recipes.for.Oracle.Database.11g
# Auerbach.Oracle.Identity.Management.3rd.Edition.Apr.2008.pdf
# Building Oracle XML Applications 2000
# Crystal Reports 9 On Oracle 2003.chm
# Digital.Press.Oracle 9i R2 Data Warehousing 2003.chm
# Digital.Press.Oracle High Performance Tuning for 9i & 10g 2004.chm
# Digital.Press.Oracle Real Application Clusters 2004.chm
# Digital.Press.Oracle.10g.RAC.Grid.Services.&.Clustering.May.2006.pdf
# Digital.Press.Oracle.Performance.Tuning.for.10gR2.2nd.Edition.Sep.2006.pdf
# Guerrilla Oracle 2003.chm
# IBM Oracle to DB2 Udb Conversion Guide Dec 2003.chm
# Java Programming with Oracle JDBC 2002
# Mastering Oracle SQL 2002
# Mastering Oracle SQL 2nd ed 2004
# Mcgraw Hill - Oracle Database 10G, A Beginner'S Guide.pdf
# Mcgraw Hill Osborne, Oracle Database 10G Xml And Sql Design Build And Manage Xml Applications In Java C C ,And Pl-Sql (2004) Ddu.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle Application Server 10g Administration Handbook 2004.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle Database 10G - The Complete Reference 2004.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle Database 10g High Availability with RAC Flashback and Data Guard 2004.chm
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle Database 10g New Features.chm
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle Database 10g SQL 2004.chm
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle Wait Interface A Practical Guide to Performance Diagnostics and Tuning 2004.chm
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle.Application.Server.Portal.Handbook.Jul.2007.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle.Automatic.Storage.Management.Nov.2007.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle.Collaboration.Suite.Handbook.Feb.2007.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle.Database.10g.Performance.Tuning.Tips.&.Techniques.Jul.2007.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle.Database.11g.DBA.Handbook.Dec.2007.eBook-BBL
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle.Database.11g.New.Features.Nov.2007.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle.Database.11g.PL.SQL.Programming.Mar.2008.pdf
# McGraw.Hill.Oracle.Database.11g.SQL.Nov.2007.pdf
# O'Reilly - Optimizing Oracle Performance.chm
# O'Reilly.Oracle 8i Interal Service 1999.pdf
# O'Reilly.Oracle Application Server 10g Essentials 2004.chm
# O'Reilly.Oracle Distributed Systems 1999.pdf
# O'Reilly.Oracle Essentials Oracle Database 10g 3rd ed 2004.chm
# O'Reilly.Oracle Net8 Configuration and Troubleshooting 2001.chm
# O'Reilly.Oracle PL SQL Best Practices 2001.pdf
# O'Reilly.Oracle PL SQL Language Pocket Reference 2nd ed 2003.chm
# O'Reilly.Oracle PL SQL Programming.pdf
# O'Reilly.Oracle RMAN Pocket Reference 2001.pdf
# O'Reilly.Oracle SQL Plus Pocket Reference 2nd ed 2002.pdf
# O'Reilly.Oracle SQL The Essential Reference 2000.pdf
# O'Reilly.Oracle SQL Tuning Pocket Reference 2002.pdf
# Oracle 10g 2Day Training 2003.pdf
# Oracle 10G By Examples 2004.zip
# Oracle 11i E-Business Suite From The Front Lines 2004.chm
# Oracle Database 10g OCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide.pdf
# Oracle DBA Checklists Pocket Reference
# Oracle Index Management Secrets Top Oracle Experts Discuss Index Management Techniques 2003.pdf
# Oracle PLSQL Programming Guide to Oracle 8i Features 1999
# Oracle Regular Expressions Pocket Reference 2003
# Oracle Security 1998
# Oracle Space Management Handbook 2003.pdf
# Oracle SQL Internals Handbook 2003.pdf
# Oracle Web Applications PLSQL Developer's Introduction 1999
# Oraclepress Enterprise Dba 1a Architecture And Administration Vol1.pdf
# Oraclepress Enterprise Dba 1a Architecture And Administration Vol2.pdf
# OReilly-Oracle sql loader 2001
# OReilly.Oracle.Essentials.Oracle.Database.11g.4th.Edition.Nov.2007.pdf
# OReilly.Oracle.PL.SQL.Best.Practices.2nd.Edition
# OReilly.Oracle.PL.SQL.Language.Pocket.Reference.4th.Edition.Oct.2007.pdf
# oreilly.oracle.pl.sql.programming.4th.edition
# Packt.Publishing.JDBC.4.0.and.Oracle.JDeveloper.for.J2EE.Development.Apr.2008.pdf
# Packt.Publishing.PHP.Oracle.Web.Development.Aug.2007.pdf
# Perl for Oracle DBAs 2002
# Prentice.Hall.Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas 2003.chm
# Prentice.Hall.Oracle DBA Scripting Quick Reference 2004.chm
# Prentice.Hall.Oracle DBA SQL Quick Reference 2003.chm
# Prentice.Hall.Oracle PL SQL By Example 3rd Ed 2004.chm
# Prentice.Hall.Oracle PLSQL Interactive Workbook, 2nd ed 2003.chm
# Prentice.Hall.Oracle.PL.SQL.by.Example.4th.Edition.Aug.2008.pdf
# Prentice.Hall.Programming Oracle Triggers And Stored Procedures 3rd ed 2004.chm
# Rampant.TechPress.Documenting Oracle Databases Complete Oracle Database Schema Auditing 2003.pdf
# Rampant.TechPress.Oracle Data Warehouse Management 2003.pdf
# Rampant.TechPress.Oracle DBA Made Simple Oracle Database Administration Techniques 2003.pdf
# Rampant.TechPress.Tuning Third-party Vendor Oracle Systems 2003.pdf
# Rampant.TechPress.Using Oracle SQL Stored Outlines and Optimizer Plan Stability 2003.pdf
# Rampant.TechPress.Using the Oracle oradebug Utility Debugging Oracle Applications 2002.pdf
# Sams - Oracle Database 10g Insider Solutions.chm
# Sybex.OCA Oracle 10g Administration I Study Guide 1Z0-042 2005.pdf
# Sybex.OCP Oracle Database 10g New Features for Administrators 2004.pdf
# Sybex.Oracle 9i DBA JumpStart 2003.chm
# Sybex.Oracle Database Foundations 2004.pdf
# Syngress.Practical.Oracle.Security.Aug.2007.pdf
# Wiley.Oracle XSQL 2003.pdf
# Wiley.Professional.Oracle.Programming.Jun.2005.eBook-DDU
# Wiley.The.Oracle.Hackers.Handbook.Jan.2007.chm
# WordWare.Advanced SQL Functions in Oracle 10g.pdf
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Analysis of Low Speed Unsteady Airfoil Flows



Analysis of Low Speed Unsteady Airfoil Flows
Tuncer Cebeci, Max Platzer, Hsun Chen, Kuo-cheng Chang, Jian P. Shao | 2005-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer | 230 | Aeronautical Engineering
This book provides an introduction to unsteady aerodynamics with emphasis on the analysis and computation of inviscid and viscous two-dimensional flows over airfoils at low speeds. It begins with a discussion of the physics of unsteady flows and an explanation of lift and thrust generation, airfoil flutter, gust response and dynamic stall. This is followed by an exposition of the four major calculation methods in currents use, namely inviscid-panel, boundary-layer, viscous-inviscid interaction and Navier-Stokes methods. Examples are provided to demonstrate the use of each method and panel and interactive boundary layer codes are included on the CD-ROM. Undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, scientists and engineers concerned with aeronautical, hydronautical and mechanical engineering problems will gain understanding of the physics of unsteady low-speed flows and an ability to analyze these flows with modern computational methods.
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Complications of Urologic Surgery: with Q&A and Case Studies, Expert Consult - Online and Print (Expert Consult Title: Online + Print)



Complications of Urologic Surgery: with Q&A and Case Studies, Expert Consult - Online and Print (Expert Consult Title: Online + Print)
Samir S. Taneja MD | 2009-10-20 00:00:00 | Saunders | 1344 | Urology

Complications of Urologic Surgery: Prevention and Management, 4th Edition, by Samir S. Taneja, MD, is a urology resource that presents current management strategies-with an emphasis on prevention-for the most effective patient care. Recognized leaders in the field address both office-based complications as well as common and uncommon surgical complications arising from open and minimally invasive urologic surgery, to equip you to handle a wide range of situations. Best of all, this resource includes a companion website featuring the complete text of the book, along with case studies, multiple choice questions, and more, for convenient reference and review.



. Emphasizes prevention over quick fixes for more effective handling of urologic complications and better patient outcomes.


. Covers both acute and long-term care of patients with urologic complications to equip you to manage more cases.


. Features the work of recognized leaders in urology for guidance you can trust.



. Provides online access through expertconsult.com where you'll find the complete text of the book, case studies that place prevention and management in the context of daily practice, multiple-choice questions that test your knowledge of the material, and references linked to Medline.


. Offers up-to-date management approaches of urologic complications to help you stay on top of issues and controversies as you incorporate new surgical techniques into your practice.


. Presents a new section on minimally invasive complications that address the challenges arising from laparoscopic and robotic techniques.


. Includes a discreet medical complications section that enables you to stay up to date with this rapidly changing area of urology and understand the risks and benefits of the newest hormone and chemotherapeutic regimens.


. Uses Key Points at the top of each chapter to help you find information quickly and study for the boards more efficiently.


. Features a new, four-color format and illustrations that highlight important points within the text.



Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.



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A Sociology of Work in Japan (Contemporary Japanese Society)



A Sociology of Work in Japan (Contemporary Japanese Society)
Ross Mouer,Hirosuke Kawanishi | 2005-06-20 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 324 | Social Sciences
This comprehensive, introductory overview of the "world of work" in Japan recalls post-war Japan to analyze the development of industrial relations and the Japanese style of management. It considers the changes that took place in the early nineties when disillusionment set in and unemployment and economic insecurity became facts of life. The authors challenge the preeminence of Japanese management practices which have dominated the literature over the last three decades.

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Information Optics and Photonics: Algorithms, Systems, and Applications



Information Optics and Photonics: Algorithms, Systems, and Applications
Thierry Fournel and Bahram Javidi | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer | 281 | Electrical Engineering
This book will address the advances, applications, research results, and emerging areas of optics, photonics, computational approaches, nano-photonics, bio-photonics, with applications in information systems. The objectives are to bring together novel approaches, analysis, models, and technologies that enhance sensing, measurement, processing, interpretation, and visualization of information. The book will concentrate on new approaches to information systems, including integration of computational algorithms, bio-inspired models, photonics technologies, information security, bio-photonics, and nano-photonics. Applications include bio-photonics, digitally enhanced sensing and imaging systems, multi-dimensional optical imaging and image processing, bio-inspired imaging, 3D visualization, 3D displays, imaging on nano-scale, quantum optics, super resolution imaging, photonics for biological applications, microscopy, information optics, and holographic information systems.
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Holding Their Ground: Secure Land Tenure for the Urban Poor in Developing Countries



Holding Their Ground: Secure Land Tenure for the Urban Poor in Developing Countries
Alain Durand-Lasserve,Lauren Royston | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Earthscan Publications Ltd. | 288 | Popular Economics
Security of land tenure for the urban poor is fast becoming one of the major problems for developing cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on extensive research this book presents and analyses the main conclusions of a comparative research program on land tenure issues. Based on extensive case studies, it gives a comparative perspective of land tenure at a global level. It looks at how solutions can be found and implemented to respond to the demands and needs of the majority of urban households living in informal settlements, and analyses how urban stakeholders, under particular social, legal and economic constraints, are devising and employing innovative and flexible responses.
"Holding Their Ground" fills a gap in the current literature on comparative research on tenure policies and will be invaluable to researchers, and professionals involved in defining and instigating tenure upgrading policies and programs.

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful



What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter | 2007-01-01 00:00:00 | Random House Audio | 0 | Audio Books
Goldsmith, an executive coach to the corporate elite, pinpoints 20 bad habits that stifle already successful careers as well as personal goals like succeeding in marriage or as a parent. Most are common behavioral problems, such as speaking when angry, which even the author is prone to do when dealing with a teenage daughter's belly ring. Though Goldsmith deals with touchy-freely material more typical of a self-help book—such as learning to listen or letting go of the past—his approach to curing self-destructive behavior is much harder-edged. For instance, he does not suggest sensitivity training for those prone to voicing morale-deflating sarcasm. His advice is to stop doing it. To stimulate behavior change, he suggests imposing fines (e.g., $10 for each infraction), asserting that monetary penalties can yield results by lunchtime. While Goldsmith's advice applies to everyone, the highly successful audience he targets may be the least likely to seek out his book without a direct order from someone higher up. As he points out, they are apt to attribute their success to their bad behavior. Still, that may allow the less successful to gain ground by improving their people skills first.

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Nanostructures: Theory and Modelling (NanoScience and Technology)



Nanostructures: Theory and Modelling (NanoScience and Technology)
Christophe Jean Delerue,Michel Lannoo | 2004-03-31 00:00:00 | Springer | 304 | Engineering

Progress in nanoscience is becoming increasingly dependent on simulation and modeling. This is due to a combination of three factors: the reduced size of nano-objects, the increasing power of computers, and the development of new theoretical methods. This book represents the first attempt to provide the theoretical background needed by physicists, engineers and students to simulate nano-devices, semiconductor quantum dots and molecular devices. It presents in a unified way the theoretical concepts, the more recent semi-empirical and ab initio methods, and their application to experiments. The topics include quantum confinement, dielectric and optical properties, non-radiative processes, defects and impurities, and quantum transport. This guidebook not only provides newcomers with an accessible overview (requiring only basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and solid-state physics) but also provides active researchers with practical simulation tools.

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Democratic Republic of The Congo (Modern World Nations)



Democratic Republic of The Congo (Modern World Nations)
Joseph R. Oppong | 2007-01-01 00:00:00 | Chelsea House Publications | 150 | Travel
Rich natural resources such as gold and diamonds, vast stretches of lush rain forest, and abundant timber make this huge country spectacularly beautiful. Unfortunately, due to these same resources, it is also one of the poorest nations in the world. In this information-packed book, students will be introduced to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country valiantly struggling to recover from historical abuse and ongoing war, a geographic paradise in the midst of political turmoil kept alive by the presence of the United Nations and 17,000 peacekeeping troops.
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Microbiology and Chemistry for Environmental Scientists and Engineers



Microbiology and Chemistry for Environmental Scientists and Engineers
Jason Birkett,John Lester | 1999-11-12 00:00:00 | Spon Press | 400 | Architecture
Biological and chemical processes play key roles in the treatment of domestic wastewater, and are becoming increasingly important in tackling the problems caused by industrial wastes. The first edition focused on microbial systems and wastewater processes implemented in a treatment plant. This revised edition incorporates components that cover the fundamental aspects of inorganic and organic chemistry relating to water treatment and pollution. It provides an understanding of the complex biological and chemical issues involved in environmental science and engineering.

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How to Create and Manage a Mutual Fund or Exchange-Traded Fund: A Professional's Guide (Wiley Finance)



How to Create and Manage a Mutual Fund or Exchange-Traded Fund: A Professional's Guide (Wiley Finance)
Melinda Gerber | 2008-02-25 00:00:00 | Wiley | 351 | Finance
With this book, author Melinda Gerber walks you through the twenty-nine steps needed to start a mutual fund and the thirty-six steps needed to start an ETF. She provides costs and detailed explanations of how to accomplish each task from fledgling idea to the actuality of selling shares, and also takes the time to explain the importance of creating a clear vision for your fund as well as how to successfully profile customers and identify your competition.
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I was hoping for a clear, concise guide from an expert in the subject that is a good writer, but this was not the case. The book contains some good information, but the writing is not good and the information is not well organized (lots of wandering). The author also tries to be "cute" in some areas (Top 10 things you don't want to hear from . . .) and it just slows you down without any benefit. I would hope there is something better out there . . .
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Looking to start a mutual fund... gave me a lot of great insight into what the necessary steps are.

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Advances in Biosensors, Volume 5: Perspectives in Biosensors



Advances in Biosensors, Volume 5: Perspectives in Biosensors
Bansi Dhar Malhotra,Anthony Turner | 2003-07-23 00:00:00 | JAI Press | 196 | Engineering
There is a worldwide effort towards the development of bioanalytical devices that can be used for detection, quantification and monitoring of specific chemical species. In this context, biosensors represent an emerging trend in the diagnostics industry. A biosensor is a device that has a biological sensing element either intimately connected to or integrated within a transducer. The aim is to produce a digital electronic signal that is proportional to the concentration of a specific chemical or a set of chemicals. Biosensors are specific, rapid, cost-effective and easy to use devices that can be employed with minimal sample treatment. Biosensors have applications in many areas such as biotechnology, healthcare, pollution monitoring, food and agriculture product monitoring, the pharmaceuticals industry and defense.

This reference text is devoted to the principles and applications of biosensors and meets the needs of academic institutes, research laboratories and the rapidly developing biosensor industry.

Discusses novel ways that can be used to fabricate biosensors for a variety of applications
Biosensors have applications in many scientific areas
Contributors are experts in their respective fields of research

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Structural and Electronic Paradigms in Cluster Chemistry (Structure and Bonding) (Vol 87)



Structural and Electronic Paradigms in Cluster Chemistry (Structure and Bonding) (Vol 87)
D.M.P. Mingos,J.D. Corbett,M.-F. Fan,T.P. Fehlner,J.-F. Halet,C.E. Housecroft,R.L. Johnston,Z. Lin,J.-Y. Saillard | 1997-01-15 00:00:00 | Springer | 211 | Inorganic
It is 25 years since the seminal papers describing the relationships between the skeletal geometrics and closed shell electronic requirements of metal clusters were originally published. The electron counting rules which developed from these papers, are now to be found in all undergraduate inorganic textbooks. This volume provides a contemporary account of recent applications of the methodology and the mathematical foundations of the rules. In addition it describes how it is possible to accomondate acception to the rules within a wider framework. The authors are the foremost authorities in the field and give a broad introduction to the area.

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The Sinner



The Sinner
Tess Gerritsen | 2004-01-01 00:00:00 | Ballantine Books | 355 | Fiction Other
After reading the Surgeon and the Apprentice any author would be hard pressed to come up with something as good, but, Tess Gerritsen has almost done it with this book. It's a real page turner. I hope she keeps these characters for awhile.
I have to admit I read the book in a day and a half. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because I just finished reading the Surgeon and the Apprentice and just couldn't put it up to those two.
Great book am awaiting her next work.
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Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir



Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir
Sue William Silverman | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | University of Georgia Press | 272 | English
Everyone has a story to tell. Fearless Confessions is a guidebook for people who want to take possession of their lives by putting their experiences down on paper--or in a Web site or e-book. Enhanced with illustrative examples from many different writers as well as writing exercises, this guide helps writers navigate a range of issues from craft to ethics to marketing and will be useful to both beginners and more accomplished writers.

The rise of interest in memoir recognizes the power of the genre to move and affect not just individual readers but society at large. Sue William Silverman covers traditional writing topics such as metaphor, theme, plot, and voice and also includes chapters on trusting memory and cultivating the courage to tell one's truth in the face of forces--from family members to the media--who would prefer that people with inconvenient pasts and views remain silent.

Silverman, an award-winning memoirist, draws upon her own personal and professional experience to provide an essential resource for transforming life into words that matter. Fearless Confessions is an atlas that contains maps to the remarkable places in each person's life that have yet to be explored.
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International Review of Cytology, Volume 190: A Survey of Cell Biology



International Review of Cytology, Volume 190: A Survey of Cell Biology
Kwang W. Jeon | 1999-05-14 00:00:00 | Academic Press | 326 | Anatomy
International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology-both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research.

Key Features
* Organellar RNA Polymerases of Higher Plants
* Eukaryotic Transmembrane Solution Transport Systems
* Neural Plasticity in the Adult Insect Brain
* Passive Membrane Permeation
* Plasmodesmata and Cell-to-Cell Communication in Plants

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Fossilized Customs



Fossilized Customs
Lew White | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | Strawberry Islands Inc. | 210 | Subjects
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this book opens your eyes to alot of truths. alot of things our sweet savior is talking about has new meaning after knowing this history and etc. i cant stress enough how important this book is for all to read. even if you dont agree with 100% it is still the most valuable info you can recieve. shannon
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I have seen this information in a number of sources, but never in one book. There are even details that I never realized. Thank you for taking the time to share.
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There is some true and verifiable information in this book.

However, most of this information is jumbled and mixed with blatant errors.

Mr. White makes the most elementary mistakes, especially in regards to linguistics. He describes the words for deity: Eloah, Elohim, and El as pronouns. These are all nouns in Hebrew.

He states that a Hebrew Gospel of Matthew was found at Qumran. There is no verifiable evidence for this.

p16. He says the the Septuagint has the name of Yahweh preserved in in in "paleo-Hebrew." There are a few fragments that do so, but this is not true of the majority of LXX mansuscripts.

Some of these, most notably that of Aquila of Sinope, actually postdate the translation of the LXX by several centuries. The vast majority of Greek textual witnesses for both Testaments use the Greek term Kurios.

The author actually suggests that one use the internet and encyclopedias to verify the "facts," instead of leading readers to legitimate scholarly sources.






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This book changed my life. It opened my eyes to so many things I was never taught in my christian church. The book is thought provoking and life altering. I feel like I have been born again, again. Like I am starting over from the beginning. I thought I knew so much, turns out that I was wrong. But this book points all that out along with the how and why of it all. All the history that is included in this book is amazing. I've read all 3 of Lew's books and I highly recommend them all. Read, learn, grow and enjoy the L-rd in a whole new and mature way. Let this be the beginning of a grand journey.
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I am not going to give this book the highest rating simply because the author comes across as a person who is arrogant. I understand that perhaps he is angry for having been taught all the lies before being taught the truth by the Holy Spirit, but still, he comes across in angry tones. This book is great though, the learning that one receives is imperative to understand how things have been hidden from our viewing, but when we are born again by the grace of God, we come to know most of what is shared in this book because the Holy Sprit guides us into all truth if we seek truth. If you feel comfortable in your Sunday pews and like being taught what the Bible teaches you instead of reading it for your self asking the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth, then you wouldn't like this book at all. This book basically tells us how we came to be deceived by the teachings of others and for those of you who feel like you have been taught a bunch of garbage, this book helps you to understand why. I think however that every born again believer in Yahushua... should purchase this book.

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Municipal Stormwater Management, Second Edition



Municipal Stormwater Management, Second Edition
Thomas N. Debo,Andrew Reese | 2002-11-25 00:00:00 | CRC Press | 1176 | Recycling
Designed to be a stand alone desktop reference for the Stormwater manager, designer, and planner, the bestselling Municipal Stormwater Management has been expanded and updated. Here is what's new in the second edition: "New material on complying with the NPDES program for Phase II and in running a stormwater quality program"The latest information on stormwater utilities"Metric versions of many of the equations, charts, and design monographs "The latest information on Best Management Practices (BMPs)"New concepts in stormwater master planning"An understanding of the recent evolution in stormwater practice"Site design practices to reduce stormwater impacts"Lots of additional information related to the development of municipal stormwater programsThe authors provide the most up-to-date information available, including water quality best management practices and stormwater master and quality management plans. They present little known but valuable tables, charts, and procedures covering both common designs and more specialized situations. Both English and Metric versions of charts and nomographs are included where available and where deemed useful for the designer.The text presents an understanding of what works and what doesn't in real-world municipalities. Topics on planning and institutional concerns focus on programs dealing with public awareness, ordinances and regulations, and financing. Technical design topics range from the practical aspects of hydrologic procedures to the design of culverts and storm drainage systems. This stand-alone document provides all the essential information for the design and analysis of most stormwater management facilities.Municipal Stormwater Management, Second Edition covers all aspects of municipal Stormwater management, from planning and institutional concerns to technical design considerations. It details the design applications and the institutional aspects of Stormwater management that planners and administrators face on a daily basis. The material and depth of coverage make this book the perfect text for both professional and academic use.
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The book serves as the principal reference on my shelf. It is a great source for people who need straight forward hydrology, open channel hydraulics, and pipe systems design support in one text. It lacks a bit with respect to modern storm water management detension ponds but the new editions should solve that problem. I added tabs to each main section and use it frequently. A good book for the civil/site professional dealing with storm water managment.

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Building with Earth: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture



Building with Earth: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture
Gernot Minke | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | Birkhauser Architecture | 208 | Architecture
For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material earth, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, earth offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal.The second and revised edition of this handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of earth and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail.
The author s presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures all over the world. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of earth architecture.
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The Ecophysiology of Plant-Phosphorus Interactions (Plant Ecophysiology)



The Ecophysiology of Plant-Phosphorus Interactions (Plant Ecophysiology)
Philip J. White | 2008-06-09 00:00:00 | Springer | 292 | Agricultural Sciences

Phosphorus (P) is an essential macronutrient for plant growth. It is as phosphate that plants take up P from the soil solution. Since little phosphate is available to plants in most soils, plants have evolved a range of mechanisms to acquire and use P efficiently including the development of symbiotic relationships that help them access sources of phosphorus beyond the plant s own range. At the same time, in agricultural systems, applications of inorganic phosphate fertilizers aimed at overcoming phosphate limitation are unsustainable and can cause pollution.

This latest volume in Springer s Plant Ecophysiology series takes an in-depth look at these diverse plant-phosphorus interactions in natural and agricultural environments, presenting a series of critical reviews on the current status of research. In particular, the book presents a wealth of information on the genetic and phenotypic variation in natural plant ecosystems adapted to low P availability, which could be of particular relevance to developing new crop varieties with enhanced abilities to grow under P-limiting conditions.

The book provides a valuable reference material for graduates and research scientists working in the field of plant-phosphorus interactions, as well as for those working in plant breeding and sustainable agricultural development.



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Strategic Management: Process, Content, and Implementation



Strategic Management: Process, Content, and Implementation
Hugh Macmillan,Mahen Tampoe | 2001-01-25 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press, USA | 384 | Management
This textbook provides concise yet thorough coverage of the subject. Going beyond the scope of other management texts, it takes practice into account as well as the academic literature, and gives full weight to the real-life problems of implementing strategy.

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Boeing 737



Boeing 737
Malcolm L. Hill | 2002-01-01 00:00:00 | Crowood Press | 202 | Technics
Malcolm L. Hill charts the rise of Boeing's best-selling product, examining the interwoven history of the aircraft company and its airline customers and how they came to the 737. Its continued development, taking on the new technological advances available and Boeing's reaction to a revived European threat is studied.The aircraft's progress through turbulent political and commercial times is followed, as is the 737's own operational history and its undoubted influence on the constantly changing airliner industry of the last quarter of the twentieth century and beyond.
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Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals: 3-Volume Set



Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals: 3-Volume Set
M. Grant Maxie DVM PhD DipACVP | 2007-05-29 00:00:00 | Saunders Ltd. | 2340 | Veterinary Medicine
The 5th edition of Jubb, Kennedy, and Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals continues the long tradition of this classic set of volumes as the most comprehensive reference book published on the topic of pathology of the common domestic mammals, with emphasis on disease conditions of cattle and small ruminants, swine, horses, dogs and cats. Using a body systems approach, recognized authorities in their fields provide overviews of general characteristics of the system, reactions to insult, and disease conditions broken down by type of infectious or toxic insult affecting the anatomical subdivisions of each body system. Since the publication of the 4th edition in 1993, much has changed. Disease agents, such as Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) type 2, Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Porcine circovirus 2, Hendra virus, and Leptospira spp., have emerged or further evolved. Molecular-based testing, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and in-situ hybridization, have allowed further understanding of pathogenesis of disease, and have greatly furthered our diagnostic capabilities.

Features: *Thoroughly revised text, including new or evolving pathogens and new diagnostic techniques.

*Approximately 470 new illustrations.

*Maintains the currency of the text, assists the reader in putting new conditions into perspective.

*Updating of the Bibliography on each subject gives readers new entry points into the rapidly expanding literature on each subject.

*Illustrations of new conditions or agents.

*Reader-friendliness improved through highlighting of text, bullet-point lists, italics, diagnostic hints.
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This is the gold standard veterinary pathology text. I just wish it had color photos.
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This last Fifth Edition is not better than the excellent Fourth, the photographs for instance are the same. The skin chapter has been much improved and perhaps others, but if you have the IV Edition, keep it. No doubt, J&K is the best book of veterinary pathology ever written and for many of us in Latin America, is still the Bible.

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Windows Vista For Dummies



Windows Vista For Dummies
| 2006-12-13 00:00:00 | | 0 | Windows Vista


Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV

Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista

The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more.

Discover how to Find files when they're hiding Hook up with another computer Make Vista work like XP Block Internet bad guys Share a PC without sharing your files Fix problems yourself

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Windows Vista for Dummies
The book was received in a timely manner. It was packed well and arrived in perfect condition.

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Windows Vista for Dummies
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Landmark Supreme Court Cases: The Most Influential Decisions of the Supreme Court (Facts on File Library of American History)



Landmark Supreme Court Cases: The Most Influential Decisions of the Supreme Court (Facts on File Library of American History)
Roy M. Mersky,Gary R. Hartman,Cindy Tate Slavinski,Cindy L. Tate | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Facts on File | 608 | United States

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Sharecropping in the Yemen: A Study in Islamic Theory, Custom and Pragmatism (Studies in Islamic Law and Society)



Sharecropping in the Yemen: A Study in Islamic Theory, Custom and Pragmatism (Studies in Islamic Law and Society)
William J. Donaldson | 2000-02-01 00:00:00 | Brill Academic Publishers | 278 | Interior Design
This volume discusses sharecropping in the Yemen against the background of Islamic law and customary law. Sharecropping is particularly interesting in Islam since its basis (rent as a proportion of an unknown future harvest) is ostensibly inconsistent with the Islamic prohibition against transactions involving gharar (risk or uncertainty). The first half of the book analyzes how Islamic theory views sharecropping and is based on a detailed analysis of key legal texts, while the second half focuses on sharecropping as it exists in practice in the Yemen. Textual sources (Islamic legal texts, contracts, pleas and fatwas are related throughout to Yemeni sharecropping in practice, and the work has been written so as to be accessible to both social scientists and to Islamic legal specialists.

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Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces (Aircraft of the Aces)



Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces (Aircraft of the Aces)
Shlomo Aloni | 2004-02-25 00:00:00 | Osprey Publishing | 96 | Israel
Israeli delta fighters pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. The Israeli aerial kill exchange rate and overall air-to-air performance was phenomenal. Although the Israeli pilots were flying Mach 2 fighters, they lacked any modern radar equipment and their MiG-21 flying opponents should have had a performance edge over them. This book details their most signifcant engagements, many of which were essentially World War 2 style dogfights fought with jet aircraft. Because neither side had the combat edge to disengage at will most engagements were a life and death struggle and the introduction of air-to-air missiles and the Israeli Nesher was to prove decisive in this theatre.
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This is a very good book about the IDF Mirage and Nesher. Until I read this book, I did not know of the Nesher fighter. The book has piqued my curiousity about the Nesher and answered a lot of questions I had of the Israeli Mirage. It has provided me excellent information on how to model, paint and finish an IDF Mirage. Also, it was an enjoyable read on the combat exploits of both fighters. I hope Osprey publishes more books like this.
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Each chapter describes the battles the Mirage and Nesher pilots were involved in ... fine. But ... as the author has chosen to structure his book this way, each chapter needs a map at the start of it to better understand the huge volumes of text and photos to follow.

Lots of great photos and incredibly detailed and extensive monologues of actual dogfights. If it had a few maps to get the text into context, it would get a 5.

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Java for Programmers (Deitel Developer)



Java for Programmers (Deitel Developer)
| 2009-02-22 00:00:00 | | 0 | Learning Java


PRACTICAL, EXAMPLE-RICH COVERAGE OF:
Classes, Objects, Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Interfaces, Nested Classes Integrated OOP Case Studies: Time, GradeBook, Employee Industrial-Strength, 95-Page OOD/UML® 2 ATM Case Study JavaServer? Faces, Ajax-Enabled Web Applications, Web Services, Networking JDBC?, SQL, Java DB, MySQL® Threads and the Concurrency APIs I/O, Types, Control Statements, Methods Arrays, Generics, Collections Exception Handling, Files GUI, Graphics, GroupLayout, JDIC Using the Debugger and the API Docs And more?VISIT WWW.DEITEL.COM
For information on Deitel?s Dive Into® Series corporate training courses offered at customer sites worldwide (or write to deitel@deitel.com) Download code examples Check out the growing list of programming, Web 2.0, and software-related Resource Centers To receive updates for this book, subscribe to the free DEITEL® BUZZ ONLINE e-mail newsletter at  www.deitel.com/newsletter/subscribe.html Read archived issues of the DEITEL® BUZZ ONLINEThe practicing programmer?s DEITEL® guide to Java? development and the Powerful Java? Platform
Written for programmers with a background in high-level language programming, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming and explores the Java language and Java APIs in depth. The book presents the concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, line-by-line code descriptions and program outputs. The book features 220 Java applications with over 18,000 lines of proven Java code, and hundreds of tips that will help you build robust applications.

Start with an introduction to Java using an early classes and objects approach, then rapidly move on to more advanced topics, including GUI, graphics, exception handling, generics, collections, JDBC?, web-application development with JavaServer? Faces, web services and more. You?ll enjoy the Deitels? classic treatment of object-oriented programming and the OOD/UML® ATM case study, including a complete Java implementation. When you?re finished, you?ll have everything you need to build object-oriented Java applications.

The DEITEL® Developer Series is designed for practicing programmers. The series presents focused treatments of emerging technologies, including Java?, C++, .NET, web services, Internet and web development and more.
  
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?The JDBC chapter is very hands on. I like the fact that Java DB/Apache Derby is used in the examples, which makes it really simple to learn and understand JDBC.??Sandeep Konchady, Sun Microsystems

?Equips you with the latest web application technologies. Examples are impressive and real! Want to develop a simple address locator with Ajax and JSF? Jump to Chapter 22.??Vadiraj Deshpande, Sun Microsystems

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Good book but too introductory
This is a very good introductory book, specially if you are new not only to java but to OO, Database, UML etc.


While I was looking for a book in Java I found that most of this one contains introductions to other aspects besides the language itself.


This can become boring to skip all the non-java stuff. I'd only recommend if you are learning Java as your first language.

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Reluctant Java Developer
I have been programming for the past 30 years using many

procedural languages. I have done a lot of AJAX primarily using

Javascript and PHP. I have been avoiding Java for the past few years

because I did not want to learn object oriented programming and it

seemed so unnecessarily complicated. I have purchased many books on

programming in Java, none of these were helpful.


Your book is the first that helped me to gradually and logically build

my understanding of this very verbose programming framework. I

congratulate on this excellent work.

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A 'must' reference for any Java programmer
Programmers with a background in high-level language programming will find this 1,100+ page reference packs in details key to Java and the Powerful Java Platform. Concepts are presented in fully tested programs which come with code highlighting and code descriptions of over 220 Java applications with over 18,000 lines of proven Java code. The result is a 'must' reference for any Java programmer and library seeking depth and comprehensive substance in a Java reference.



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all the Java
Whew! The Deitels compiled this massive tome on Java 6, which is the current 2008-9 version of java. If you are an aspiring java programmer, it's all here, at least as far as what you are likely to need in understanding the most common aspects and classes of java. However the sheer size of the text is maybe ironically a problem in its own right. Not knowing any java, how much do you need?


Part 1 is chapters 1-10. They explain the syntax and describe the basic mathematical operations. There is no GUI. It's all command line I/O. You learn the class structure of java, and the concepts of polymorphism and object oriented programming. En route, UML diagrams are introduced. These are broadly used, not just for java, and useful to acquire. Only simple UML diagrams are explained; not the full graphical expressive power of UML, but it's enough to build on.


Part 2 has [only] 2 chapters on graphics. Elementary widgets and accompanying discussion but, hey!, you can now easily write little programs that put up windows with buttons, panes and other stuff. What part 2 also deals with are more advanced non-graphic topics. Like files and exception handling.


Part 3 has 1 chapter on more graphics. I personally would have put all 3 graphics chapters into exclusively one section. It's a reality these days that many programs have a GUI, and the book should reflect this need. But aside from merely regrouping the graphics chapters, there could have been a more extensive discussion. Those chapters give example programs which are simple wrappers around using just 1 or 2 types of widgets in each. Which is fine. But what is lacking is at least 1 nontrivial example of a GUI with numerous different widgets, so that the reader can get some appreciation of how to do this. Granted, the book is long enough as is, and it's always easy to say add more. So maybe space considerations dictated the current choices.


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A Talent For War



A Talent For War
Jack McDevitt | 2004-01-01 00:00:00 | Ace | 320 | Fiction Other
McDevitt's only flaw in this book is that he seems to get sidetracked a bit with minutae...who said what at this meeting or that, who did what, where...etc. Some of this was clearly needed...but he goes overboard just a bit. This detracts from the story only a little though. Mostly, I just desperately wanted to find out the answers to the mysteries McDevitt poses. A Talent for War is a really good read, McDevitt's character analyses are dead-on and consequently he does a wonderful job of making you feel what the characters feel. As long as you enjoy good storytelling this book is highly recommended to anyone, period.
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Introduction to Antenna Placement and Installation



Introduction to Antenna Placement and Installation
Thereza Macnamara | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Wiley | 424 | Telecommunications
Introduction to Antenna Placement and Installation introduces the characteristics of antennas and their integration on aircraft. The book covers antenna siting and placement, computational antenna modelling on structures, measurement on sub-scale models of the airframe, full-scale ground measurements and in-flight measurements.

The author addresses the different stages in the process of developing an entire antenna layout, as well as covering individual retrofits on existing platforms. She explains the physics of antenna placement qualitatively, thus obviating the requirement to understand complex mathematical equations.

•Provides a reference book & guide written primarily for Antenna and Integration Engineers but which will also be of interest to Systems Engineers and Project Managers
•Includes chapters on aircraft systems using antennas, restrictions & trade-offs, frequency & spatial coverage considerations, effect of other antennas & obstacles, RF interoperability issues associated with radiated emissions, computer modelling software, scaled model & full-scale measurements, comparison between measurements & modelling, as well as ground tests and in-flight measurements
•Describes techniques that can be applied equally to antennas on other structures such as land or sea vehicles and spacecraft
•Illustrated throughout with figures & diagrams as well as a full colour plates
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Ernährungsratgeber Untergewicht. Genießen erlaubt: Über 60 Rezepte



Ernährungsratgeber Untergewicht. Genießen erlaubt: Über 60 Rezepte
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Sven-David Müller, Kathrin Scholl , Almut Carlitscheck , Christiane Weißenberger, "Ernährungsratgeber Untergewicht. Genießen erlaubt: Über 60 Rezepte"
Schlütersche | 2009 | ISBN: 3899935713 | 128 pages | PDF | 26,3 MB
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Essentials of Professional Cooking



Essentials of Professional Cooking
Wayne Gisslen | 2004-01-01 00:00:00 | John Wiley & Sons | 578 | Management
Managers of restaurants and other foodservice operations need to know how to cook - but do not have to be chefs in order to manage them effectively. Written by Wayne Gisslen, author of the bestselling Professional Cooking, this book gives managers in the foodservice field the information they need about cooking in order to do their jobs well.
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Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: A Guide for Developing Institutional Programs



Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: A Guide for Developing Institutional Programs
National Research Council | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | National Academy Press | 152 | Veterinary Medicine
Federal law now requires that institutions provide training for anyone caring for or using laboratory animals. This volume provides the guidelines and resources needed to coordinate a quality training program, as well as to meet all legal requirements. There is a core module for all personnel that takes no more than four hours to present. Most staff then proceed to one or more additional skills-development modules including the species-specific module that can be customized to any species in use at the institution, the pain management module, and the surgery module.The volume provides content information for required topics - from ethics to record keeping - and lists sources of additional publications, audiovisual programs, and computerized teaching aids. Included in this title are: ready-to-use teaching outlines, with detailed instructions for presenting material; practical guidelines on logistics, covering scheduling, budgeting, and more; and, guidelines on how to design training for adults and how to work with investigators who may resist taking training courses. This practical guidebook will be necessary for research institutions, particularly for staff members responsible for training coordination.

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Machik's Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of Chod (Tsadra Foundation)



Machik's Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of Chod (Tsadra Foundation)
Machik Labdron | 2003-06-25 00:00:00 | Snow Lion Publications | 368 | Buddhism
Machik's Complete Explanation is the most famous book of the teachings of Machik Labdron, the great female saint and yogini of 11-12th century Tibet, now finally translated in its entirety into English. Machik developed a system, the Mahamudra Chöd, that takes the Buddha's teachings as a basis and applies them to the immediate experiences of negative mind states and malignant forces. Machik's unique feminine approach was to invoke and nurture the very "demons" that we fear and hate, transforming those reactive emotions into love. It is the tantric version of developing compassion and fearlessness, a radical method of cutting through ego-fixation.
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Sarah Harding's introduction of Machik's Complete Explanation and its place in the Tibetan Buddhist Canon is worth the price of the book by itself. As Ms. Harding demonstrates, a translator's facility with Tibetan and academic credentials are not enough; to translate the spirit rather than just the letter of a practice text requires a qualified practitioner. While it doesn't replace receiving instruction from a realized teacher, this book will be invaluable to anyone looking to ground their Vajrayana practice in right view.
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I have been a dzogchenpa with both Bon and Nyingma for awhile. I didn't do Chod in the past. Once I read Harding's book and got a very useful background in where Chod comes from, I then read Jerome Edou's book as well. I can now see that Chod is a useful tool for any Dzogchenpa, or for that matter anyone wishing to lose the ego or view point. Our lineages (Bon & Nyingma) both use "Laughter of the Dakinis" as a practice, and thanks to Hardings excellent work I have a deeper understanding of our practice. Sarah...do a similar book on Rechungpa and the teachings he carried forward from Mila.
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Machik Labron, historically a Tibetan woman (11th-12th century) and contemporary of Milarepa, was an adept, an outstanding teacher, a mother, as well as the founder of a unique transmission lineage known as the Chod of Mahamudra.



Chod (Severance) is based on the Prajnaparamita teachings of Buddhist mahayana, and refers to cutting through the grasping at a self and its afflictions. Chod is particularly famous for its teaching on transforming the aggregates of self into an offering of food for demons, as a compassionate act of self-sacrifice.



"With the hook of compassion I catch those evil spirits. Offering them my warm flesh and warm blood as food, through the kindness and compassion of bodhichitta, I transform the way they see everything, and make them my disciples." (Machik Labdron)



The general attitude of the Chod practice is that the meditator does not renounce the world by protecting him- or herself from afflictive emotions, but deliberately evokes these emotions by entering situations or encountering objects that will make them arise, in order to cut through (chod) them and use them on the path of meditation.



This great book, which is already "Machik's complete explanation", together with "Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod" by Jerome Edou (ISBN 1559390395), will give the reader a thorough and complete overview of this great subject.



"To consider adversity as a friend

is the instruction of Chod"

- Machig Labdron


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This book could be greatly condensed. There is relatively little explanation on the actual practice of Chod but tons of legends about Machik (or Machig). The actual technique can, I believe, be greatly simplified--without all the specific imagery (e.g. all the legendary "deities" etc.). BUT, the actual technique is a gem!!! If you want more explanation of the value of Chod, see Edou's book--unless you are interested primarily in history and legends. For an example of a book with a potent ritual that also provides considerable explanation of the process/meaning, see Palden Sherab Rinpoche's "The Practice of Vajrakilaya." My main point of reading these books is to DO it, not just read about it. So I value succinctness and thoughtful explication. Tsultrim Allione, a Western Buddhist nun, has created a cassette tape entitled, "Feeding the Demons: Relaxing Dualism" which succinctly describes Chod. I strongly recommend it. Lama Zopa published a short pamphlet, "Chod: Cutting Off the Truly Existing I" as well. I've now read Jerome Edou's book (Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod) which is wonderful--I highly recommend it. I have also discovered recently that Chod can be combined with or integrated with Tonglen (Giving & Receiving) creating a very powerful technique indeed.
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The ancient religion of Bon Pa predates Buddhism in Tibet. Among the spiritual practices utilized by Bon Pa (which is Shamanistik in essence) the Chod rite is one of the most sublime and beautiful. Chod is an act of compassion which liberates tortured incorporeal beings such as ghosts and demons from their suffering by entering into direct intimate contact with these confused, angry, and lost beings and offering-up one's very beingness in communion and total empathy thereby providing the chance for their liberation and possible rebirth as a human beings.
Chod is a very complex and extremely dangerous ritual which should only be undertaken by the adept who has received extensive training and the blessing of their guru. This book does a incredible job of explicating Chod, written by Machig Labdron, who is the woman adept who created this powerful healing practice. A wonderful book from the very source of Chod!

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Problem Seeking: An Architectural Programming Primer



Problem Seeking: An Architectural Programming Primer
| 2001-07-26 00:00:00 | | 0 | Programming


The first task for any architect is determining the requirements of a proposed building or site--a process referred to as programming. This systematic process includes gathering and analyzing information about a building or other setting, and using that information to create guidelines for the performance of that setting. Problem Seeking: An Architectural Programming Primer instantly recognizable, classic book on programming by one of the world's premier architectural firms--HOK. In this new edition, the authors have extensively revised and updated content to reinforce the programming method that they have refined through 50 years of practice.

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Matrix Pre-Intermediate (Audio)



Matrix Pre-Intermediate (Audio)
Kathy Gude & Michael Duckworth | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | OUP Oxford | 152 | English
Matrix Pre-Intermediate
Audio files are ripped from cassettes, but the quality is fairly good. All the files have been devided into exercises and prepared for burning onto two CDs. Good luck!!
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The Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Managment in Organizations



The Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Managment in Organizations
Carsten K. W. De Dreu,Michele J. Gelfand | 2007-12-20 00:00:00 | Psychology Press | 1024 | Mental Health

This volume in SIOP's Organizational Frontiers Series is a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary conflict research which aims to place conflict research and theory squarely within the realm of industrial and organizational psychology. This volume brings together and integrates classic and contemporary insight in conflict origins, conflict processes, and conflict consequences. In addition, it stimulates modeling conflict at work at relevant levels of analyses: the interpersonal and group, and the organizational. It is appropriate for scholars and practitioners in the areas of industrial-organizational psychology, human resource management, organizational behavior, applied psychology, and social psychology.


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Highly recommended for anyone interested in the current state of conflict scholarship and research in work settings. All the authors are well-known and highly regarded researchers in the field. The chapters span traditional conflict topics, such as communication, decision making, diversity, dissent, as well as interesting chapters on workplace aggression, escalation and health and well-being. There are a few chapters on conflict resolution and management.The final chapters are essays which address current and future issues of conflict scholarship. Yeah, it is expensive, but if you are a conflict researcher or student, this volume is worth the cost. Five stars.

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