Saturday, 5 March 2011

System Criminality in International Law



System Criminality in International Law
André Nollkaemper,Harmen van der Wilt | 2009-07-31 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 400 | Criminal Law
International crimes, such as crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes, are committed by individuals. However, individuals rarely commit such crimes for their own profit. Instead, such crimes are often caused by collective entities. Notable examples include the 'dirty war' in Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s, the atrocities committed during the Balkan Wars in the early 1990s and the crimes committed during the ongoing armed conflicts in the Darfur area in Sudan. Referring to Darfur, the Prosecutor of the ICC noted in 2008 that, although he had indicted a few individuals, 'the information gathered points to an ongoing pattern of crimes committed with the mobilisation of the whole state apparatus'. This book reviews the main legal avenues that are available within the international legal order to address the increasingly important problem of system criminality and identifies possible improvements.

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Seminar on Triples and Categorical Homology Theory: ETH 1966/67 (Lecture Notes in Mathematics)



Seminar on Triples and Categorical Homology Theory: ETH 1966/67 (Lecture Notes in Mathematics)
H. Appelgate,M. Barr,J. Beck,F. W. Lawvere,F. E. Linton,E. Manes,M. Tierney,F. Ulmer | 1969-02-01 00:00:00 | Springer | 412 | Mathematics

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Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering with Maple



Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering with Maple
| 2010-02-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Computer Application


This book helps chemical and other engineers develop their skills for solving mathematical models using Maple. These mathematical models can consist of systems of algebraic, ordinary, and partial differential equations. Maple?s ?dsolve? is used to obtain solutions for many of these models. Maple worksheets are provided on the Springer website for use by readers to solve the example problems in this book.



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The Buddhist I Ching



The Buddhist I Ching
Chih-hsu Ou-i | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | Shambhala | 240 | Buddhism
A new translation of the I Ching, with a commentary on its Buddhist meaning.
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Human Factors and Behavioural Safety



Human Factors and Behavioural Safety
Jeremy Stranks | 2007-01-01 00:00:00 | Butterworth-Heinemann | 504 | Psychology
Accidents and cases of occupational ill-health are commonly associated with aspects of human behaviour and the potential for human error. Human Factors and Behavioural Safety is not written for psychologists, but instead gives health and safety professionals and students a broad overview of human factors and those aspects of human behaviour which have a direct effect on health and safety performance within organisations.

Particular attention is paid to:
* the role of the organisation in promoting safe behaviour
* the sensory and perceptual processes of people
* behavioural factors, such as attitude, motivation and personality
* the process of attitude change
* theories of personal risk taking and accident * the importance of good communication, change management and stress management

* Covers the general principles of these inter-related subjects in one affordable volume
* Written for a wide variety of vocational and academic health and safety courses as well as health and safety professionals, safety representatives, HR managers, management consultants, directors and senior managers
* Includes checklists, key point summaries, a glossary and further reading recommendations
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Light Shadow Space


Light Shadow Space
Horst Sondermann | 2008-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer | 238 | Graphics Programs
* Step-by-step approach to the correct lighting of 3D architecture models
* Fascinating results with the correct lighting
* Improve your CAD models with Cinema 4D®

The visualization of light in space, its effect on model cubature and scenery, is one of the great challenges in architectural rendering. This is a decisive reason for the use of 3D tools – both for architecture offices and students. This volume features a number of exercises that enable the reader to learn how to light architecture models correctly. Complete virtual 3D scenarios are included that allow for the step-by-step construction of a lighting set up with the help of Cinema 4D® software that creates a realistic spatial impression. The tutorials are complemented by a chapter on the use of Cinema 4D®, importing CAD models and light sources as well as shadow types, which have been revised and expanded in the 9.5 and 10 version.

Table of contents:

Introduction.-
Cinema 4D · Overview and Navigation.-
Handling Polygon Bodies.-
CAAD-Importing and Model Setup.-
Light Sources in Cinema 4D.-
Shadows in Cinema 4 D.-
Space and Central Lighting.-
Sun and Diffuse Light I · Interior Spaces.-
Rooms and Indirect Lighting.-
Rooms and Artificial Lighting · Fluorescent Tubes.-
Rooms and Visible Light.-
Room and Objects I · Gallery.-
Sun and Diffuse Light II · Interior of the Tomba Mambretti by Guiseppe Terragni.-
Sun and Diffuse Light III · Exterior of the Tomba Mambretti by Guiseppe Terragni.-
Rooms and Objects II · Spiral Staircase.-
Texture and Object · Brick Wall.-
Multipass Rendering in Cinema 4D · Compositing in Photoshop.-
Software, Tutorial Files.-
Index
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Schmerzensgeld Ratgeber Ausgabe 2009



Schmerzensgeld Ratgeber Ausgabe 2009
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Schmerzensgeld Ratgeber Ausgabe 2009
Walhalla Verlag | 2009 | ISBN-10: 3802972813 | 5 MB | PDF | Retail | 296 Seiten | German
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PGP: Pretty Good Privacy



PGP: Pretty Good Privacy
Simson Garfinkel | 1994-12-01 00:00:00 | O'Reilly Media | 432 | Privacy
PGP is a free and widely available encryption program that lets you protect files and electronic mail. Written by Phil Zimmermann and released in 1991, PGP works on virtually every platform and has become very popular both in the U.S. and abroad. Because it uses state-of-the-art public key cryptography, PGP can be used to authenticate messages, as well as keep them secret. The ability to protect the secrecy and authenticity of messages is a vital part of being able to conduct business on the Internet. PGP: Pretty Good Privacy by Simson Garfinkel is both a readable technical user's guide and a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at cryptography and privacy. Part I, "PGP Overview," introduces PGP and cryptography. Part II, "Cryptography History and Policy," describes the history of PGP -- its personalities, legal battles, and other intrigues; it also provides background on the battles over public key cryptography patents and U.S. government export restrictions, and other aspects of the ongoing public debates about privacy and free speech. Part III, "Using PGP," describes how to use PGP: protecting files and email, creating and using keys, signing messages, certifying and distributing keys, and using key servers. Part IV, "Appendices," describes how to obtain PGP from Internet sites, how to install it on PCs, UNIX systems, and the Macintosh, and other background information. The book also contains a glossary, a bibliography, and a handy reference card that summarizes all of the PGP commands, environment variables, and configuration variables.
If you're concerned about the security of personal information on your computer--or in your e-mail--get PGP using this book. Garfinkel's guide to PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encryption software is a comprehensive guide to secure encryption for everyone and anyone. So much so that even Phil Zimmerman, who created PGP, said he learned new things from this book. But more than that, it takes you behind the scenes into the fascinating history and workings of the great intellectual adventure story of cryptography. This book is a fascinating read as well as a top-notch guide, and is needed now more than ever.
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PGP: Pretty Good Privacy

Simson Garfinkel

ISBN: 1-56592-098-8



Although out-of-print and out-of-date by technology standards,

I decided to read this book to get a perspective of security from the point of view of the 1990's. I found the book to be an excellent historical reference. Obviously, the author did not originally write the book as a history lesson, but because PGP and encryption in general have advanced the book now appears this way.



For those interested in the history of computer technology, this book is fun and although out-of-print, fairly easy to acquire.



The book is well-written and easy to read.



I recommend O'Reilly's "PGP and GPG" for those looking for a modern reference on using PGP in a practical setting.


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If you want to learn how to use PGP from a UNIX command line, this is the book for you. If you want to know the history of encryption and the development of PGP as a tool. This, too, may be the book for you.

If you want to use the Windows version of PGP, this is not the book for you.

Simon Garfinkel's PGP is certainly informative and is written in light, breezy language that makes it easy reading for even the least technical. But, sadly, this book is so out of date as to be entirely useless with regard to actually using PGP today.
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PGP is a fascinating tool. Most see PGP as a way of sharing files, but the creator of PGP, Phil Zimmerman, really want to make a *privacy* tool. I did not realize this and other things until reading this book.

O'Reilly's PGP book can be divided into two sections. The first section is really a history of cryptography and how PGP fits in this context. I found this section surprisingly enjoyable as you learn about the long and tortuous struggle between the NSA and people who want to promote freedom and privacy. On a more concrete level though, you do learn quite a bit about different encryption algorithms and key algorithms, such as the RSA and Diffie-Hellman as well as other concepts important to cryptography. Admittedly, the history itself makes for pretty interesting reading.

The second section is about PGP usage, and it is very thorough in its coverage. You will learn just about every possible feature in PGP, and how to apply them to a number of possible situations. I like reading this book over the PGP manuals just for the time and care put into it, if not the amusing examples.

One thing other reviewers have rightly touched on is the age of the book. TIme has passed. The RSA algorithm is now free and open, and PGP clone called GPG is now in wide use. I am definitely excited to see a 2nd edition of this book in hopes that it will cover such things.

However, regardless of the age, this book is an excellent primer into PGP and cryptography culture, and newbies like me will certain enjoy reading it.
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This book gives an excellent account of how encryption came into the hands of non-spooks (and I don't mean Clipper). But what really matters is the legacy information on how encryption works. This information hasn't changed since. It also gives the reader a solid base of understanding of what PGP is doing when you use it.

The book is also quite simple to read, so much so that I felt guilty for "studying" a book that was so easy that I could blow through a chapter in twenty minutes. One final note of importance is that because the book is old (94), it is UNIX-centric, which is quite refreshing in today's environment of applications written exclusively for Windoze.
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The first half of "PGP: Pretty Good Privacy" is devoted to cryptography basics and the history behind PGP. It's certainly interesting reading, especially seeing how the relationships among the players developed. If you're interested in this background, then this book is for you.

The second half explains PGP usage and where you can find it online. Unfortunately, a lot of this seems dated -- however, to be fair, the book is over five years old. You'll probably be better off with another resource such as the included documentation.

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The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of its Behaviour and Potential in a New Economic Age (Routledge Advances in Social Economics)



The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of its Behaviour and Potential in a New Economic Age (Routledge Advances in Social Economics)
John Tomer | 1999-05-14 00:00:00 | Routledge | 248 | Economics
This book argues that in the age of globalization and rapid technological change, an understanding of business behavior and government policy towards business requires an appreciation of the firm's human dimension.

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Separation



Separation
James Axler | 2004-01-01 00:00:00 | Gold Eagle | 352 | Fiction Other
Product Description: Chains of Destiny

Hard strength and resilience are needed to survive each new day in the treacherous world of postnuclear America. For Ryan Cawdor and his companions, honor, integrity and a willingness to kill are necessary as well, as they struggle to balance a survivalist spirit with a warrior's resolve to press on, living by their own rules in a tortured land, pursuing a dream that leads them into the unknown . . .

Split Decisions

Ryan and his group make their way to a remote island in hopes of finding brief sanctuary. Instead, they are captured by an isolated tribe of descendants of African slaves from pre-Civil War days. When the tribesmen declare Mildred Wyeth "free" from her white masters, it is a twist of fate that ultimately leads the battle-hardened medic to question where her true loyalties lie. Will she side with Ryan, J.B. Dix and those with whom she has forged a bond of trust and friendship . . .or with the people of her own blood? But the loss of Mildred is not the only threat the group faces -- in a treacherous world where the ties that bind can cut both ways.

In the Deathlands, the future is not what it used to be . . .
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Discourse, War and Terrorism (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture)



Discourse, War and Terrorism (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture)
Adam Hodges,Chad Nilep | 2007-04-11 00:00:00 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | 248 | September 11
Discourse since September 11, 2001 has constrained and shaped public discussion and debate surrounding terrorism worldwide. Social actors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere employ the language of the war on terror to explain, react to, justify and understand a broad range of political, economic and social phenomena. "Discourse, War and Terrorism" explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to 9/11 in the United States and around the world. At issue are how enemies are defined and identified, how political leaders and citizens react, and how members of societies understand their position in the world in relation to terrorism. Contributors to this volume represent diverse sub-fields involved in the critical study of language, including perspectives from sociocultural linguistics, communication, media, cultural and political studies.

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Hugh of Saint Victor (Great Medieval Thinkers)



Hugh of Saint Victor (Great Medieval Thinkers)
Paul Rorem | 2009-04-08 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press, USA | 256 | Philosophy
Born in Saxony in 1096, Hugh became an Augustinian monk and in 1115 moved to the monastery of Saint Victor, Paris, where he spent the remainder of his life, eventually becoming the head of the school there. His writings cover the whole range of arts and sacred science taught in his day. Paul Rorem offers a basic introduction to Hugh's theology, through a comprehensive survey of his works. He argues that Hugh is best understood as a teacher of theology, and that his numerous and varied writings are best appreciated as a comprehensive pedagogical program of theological education and spiritual formation. Drawing his evidence not only from Hugh's own descriptions of his work but from the earliest manuscript traditions of his writings, Rorem organizes and presents his corpus within a tri-part framework. Upon a foundation of training in the liberal arts and history, a structure of doctrine is built up, which is finally adorned with moral formation. Within this scheme of organization, Rorem treats each of Hugh's major works (and many minor ones) in its appropriate place, orienting the reader briefly yet accurately to its contents, as well as its location in Hugh's overarching program of theological pedagogy.

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Chemical Reactions in Clusters (Topics in Physical Chemistry)



Chemical Reactions in Clusters (Topics in Physical Chemistry)
Elliot R. Bernstein | 1996-06-06 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press, USA | 272 | Molecular Chemistry
This book covers important new developments of the last five years in the area of cluster chemistry, presenting an excellent view of the successes and shortcomings of both current state-of-the-art theory and experiment. Each chapter, contributed by a leading expert, places heavy emphasis on theory without which the detailed analysis of the spectroscopic and kinetic results would be compromised. The cluster reactions reviewed in this work include electron and proton transfer reactions, hot atom reactions, vibrational predissociation, radical reactions, and ionic reactions. Some of the theories applied throughout the text are product state distribution determinations, state-to-state dynamical information, and access to the transition stage of the reaction. The discussions serve as a benchmark of how far the field has come since the mid 1980's and will be a good update for students and researchers interested in this area of physical chemistry.

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Through the Looking Glass (Webster's Thesaurus Edition)



Through the Looking Glass (Webster's Thesaurus Edition)
Lewis Carroll | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | ICON Group International | 168 | English
There are many editions of Through the Looking Glass. This educational edition was created for self-improvement or in preparation for advanced examinations. The bottom of each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text, including synonyms and antonyms. Designed for school districts, educators, and students seeking to maximize performance on standardized tests, Webster’s paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings. A running thesaurus at the bottom of each page is useful to students who are actively building their vocabularies in anticipation of taking PSAT®, SAT®, AP® (Advanced Placement®), GRE®, LSAT®, GMAT® or similar examinations. This edition exposes the reader to a maximum number of “difficult, and often encountered” words in examinations. Rather than supply a single synonym, many are provided for a variety of meanings, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of the English language, and avoid using the notes as a pure crutch. Having the reader decipher a word’s meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages.
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Bricklin on Technology



Bricklin on Technology
Dan Bricklin | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | Wiley | 515 | Computer Science
In a world that divides us, technology creates connection. Cell phones, e-mail, digital cameras, personal Web sites—they all join us, however tenuously, to what we value. Is connectivity what we’re willing to pay for? Should technology be our servant or a tool that helps us do other things? What can we really learn from Napster? What would intelligent standards for touch-screen user interface look like? How does technology evolve, and what drives that evolution?

For Dan Bricklin, technology cannot exist independently of the lives and needs of those who use it. For more than a decade he has shared his thoughts on this essential interdependence in blogs, podcasts, and essays. This volume compiles those observations, putting together case histories and new reflections for a fascinating study of how people and technology affect one another. Whether you’re a software developer or a student of human nature, you’ll find yourself drawn into this most intriguing discourse—because you are its subject.

From the Back Cover

"As co-creator of VisiCalc, the first computerized spreadsheet, Dan Bricklin literally created the PC industry. To a student of software, VisiCalc is the embodiment of so many novel and important ideas in software, lessons which are still relevant today."
—Joel Spolsky, Joel on Software

"Nobody knows more than Dan about what technology is, where it's been and where it's going. If I only had one book of technology in my library, this would be it."
—Doc Searls, coauthor, The Cluetrain Manifesto

"Dan Bricklin was one of the first programmers to focus more on what's in the user's head than on what's in the programmer's head. VisiCalc foreshadowed the single most important idea: Don't 'tell' the computer what you want; show it! Dan Bricklin . . . is still showing rather than telling, and in this anecdotal yet insightful book, he does another excellent job of it. . . ."
—Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings

"Fascinating history, fascinating insights, fascinating perspective — all solidly grounded in what makes technology work for normal human beings. Bricklin gives you a good foundation for thinking about your own tech."
—Jakob Nielsen, Principal, Nielsen Norman Group Author, Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity

"Dan Bricklin was at the heart of the personal computer revolution, and he kept learning and participating in technology's ongoing evolution. Now, with his new book, he helps us understand the most important part of this change: Humanity is creating a collaborative sphere of vast power and scale."
—Dan Gillmor, Director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
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207 Money Saving Fixes: Updates & Improvements


207 Money Saving Fixes: Updates & Improvements
Ken Collier (editor) | 2008-01-01 00:00:00 | The Reader's Digest | 148 | Do It Yourself
207 Money Saving Fixes: Updates & Improvements
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Fluid Dynamics: Theoretical and Computational Approaches, Second Edition



Fluid Dynamics: Theoretical and Computational Approaches, Second Edition
Z.U.A. Warsi | 1998-01-01 00:00:00 | CRC | 752 | Physics
Z.U.A. Warsi, "Fluid Dynamics: Theoretical and Computational Approaches, Second Edition"
CRC | 1998 | ISBN: 0849324076 | 752 pages | PDF | 23,3 MB

Fluid Dynamics presents the basic development of equations in coordinate-invariant form and their use in solving problems in laminar and turbulent flows. This book presents a thorough examination of fluid dynamics by combining fundamental principles with systematic mathematical, and computational approaches. Chapters 1 and 2 pre the requisites of theoretical fluid dynamics - free from any coordinate system and covering all basic equations.Chapter 3 examines the Navier-Stokes equations and Euler's equations in steady and non-steady curvilinear coordinates. It also discusses the essential aspects of vorticity and stream functions.Chapter 4 describes inviscid incomible and comible flows, supplementing the treatment of the boundary layer theory.Chapter 5 treats the exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations, classical and modern boundary layer theory, and incomible and comible forms of the Navier-Stokes formulations. It also discusses the hyperbolic system of partial differential equations and introduces the idea of characteristics through solutions of the Burger's and related equations.In Fluid Dynamics, the author also:oDescribes how to transform the complete Navier-Stokes system of equations to general steady and non-steady coordinatesoCovers the method of vector and tensor analysisoExplores laminar flow theoryoPres a systematic approach to turbulence theory, starting with an introduction to the linear stability theoryoExplains the theory of homogeneous and isotropic turbulence as well as the turbulent boundary layersoLays a solid foundation for the theory of turbulence modeling for incomible and comible flowsoEmphasizes learning the techniques for using the derived results in solving physical flow problems on high-speed computersoDiscusses various numerical techniques for solving boundary layer and Navier-Stokes equationsoDemonstrates the existence of characteristics in the solution of hyberbolic system of equations through a series of simple examplesFluid Dynamics enables students and professionals to grasp and assimilate a constructive framework for modern fluid dynamics, pring a set of algorithmic tools to create useful physical and computational results.
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Client/Server Developer's Guide With Delphi 3 (Sams Developer's Guides)



Client/Server Developer's Guide With Delphi 3 (Sams Developer's Guides)
Ken Henderson | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Sams | 967 | Networking
Client/Server Developer's Guide with Delphi 3 takes an authoritative, real-world approach to learning database design and creating full-featured client/server applications. Focusing on the more advanced features and topics, this guide makes you a proficient Delphi developer. Written by an industry expert, it helps you fully understand this powerful development environment and use it advantageously. With tips, techniques, and practical examples, this resource delivers the information you need to improve your skills, expand your knowledge, and achieve optimum results. Learn the concepts to: master key tasks; exploit ActiveX technologies with Delphi 3; and use the Delphi 3 TDatabase object to manage online transactions. Build the applications that: create database components and experts; build complex reports with Quick Report components and Object Pascal; and develop applications that connect to Oracle, ODBC Compliant, ANSI SQL Standard, and MS SQL Server databases.
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When this book arrived on my desk, I didn't know what to think. Would it be another 1000 page paperweight or something I could actually use? Fortunately, it was the latter. I can't say enough good things about this book. It's the best Delphi book I've ever come across, and I have most of them. There is an obsession with detail in this book that is refreshing in these days of 10-pound books that say little and inform even less. I can only imagine the amount of work that went into getting the tutorial right. A tutorial that spans several chapters? You don't see those anymore -- not in these days of books written before products are even released and then rushed to print. I especially liked the *specific* coverage of connecting to and working with the various DBMS back-ends -- good stuff and quite useful. The Internet chapter is a real gem, too. There is no glossing over details in this book. The author obviously worked his behind off to cram as much helpful text as he could into this book. And I really like his writing style. I agree that formal, stiff writing has no place in technical how-to books. It's refreshing to find a book where the author focuses his attention on helping the reader understand his message rather than on stroking his own ego. Highly recommended. (Ignore the D3 on the cover -- this book applies just fine to D5).
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This is good. This is better than good. I consider myself a pretty good technical writer, but I've never been able to pull off this combination of nitpickingly complete technical detail, utterly clear tutorials, and friendly, readable prose.

If you're new to Delphi, you need to read this book. It covers important functional details that are not clearly described anywhere else.

If you're an experienced Delphi programmer, you need to read this book. It covers all the practical details you thought you already knew.

If you're a novice database programmer, you need to read this book. You can use it with the evaluation version of Delphi (download for free) to learn how client-server applications are supposed to work.

If you're an experienced database programmer, you need to read this book. It will show you what you're missing in your current development environment.

Never mind the "Delphi 3" in the title. There are details that are inconsistent with Delphi 5, but these problems are simply overwhelmed by the extreme clarity of the text.
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I finally found a copy of this book on an online auction after several frustrating calls to the book's publisher, Sams. Seems that Henderson's book isn't being reprinted due to a dispute between him and the publisher despite repeated requests from the Delphi community to at least keep the D3 version in circulation, if not update it.

This is a wonderful book. It's comprehensive and covers the things you need to know to build database, client/server, and n-tier apps in Delphi. The chapter on Internet development is priceless and is the only one like it that I've found in all the Delphi books I have. Similarly, the chapters on database and application design are unique among the Delphi books out there and a must-read for any serious Delphi coder.

Though this book is hard to come by, like all good technical books, it has stood the test of time. Though it originally targeted D3, it's just as applicable today as it was the day D3 was released. I highly recommend this book to any serious student of Delphi.
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I've read about 30 Delphi books over the past 3 years. Most of them move down my bookshelf to the floor, but this one has real staying power. It's the only one that has *specific* help for connecting to and using SQL databases, and has very good information on Borland's Database Explorer. Additional information on using a Data Dictionary, Data Modules, SQL, and an excellent overview of building a project using the repository and inheritance make this book a great tutorial on Delphi, even if you're not doing Client Server development right now.
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I found the text to be excellent, however most (or all) of the Silverrun modeling products that were supposed to be on the CD are not. And they are no longer available from the publisher, Silverrun technologies, or the author. You can download later versions of the Silverrun software, but they are crippled demo versions that do not allow you to create some of the larger models built in the exercises. So all you can do on those excercises is read the book, and do the programming. Much of the modelling in the first half of the book is not possible using the silverrun tools explained in the book.

I would return the book, but it does have many excellent Delphi examples.

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Cellular Organelles (Principles of Medical Biology)



Cellular Organelles (Principles of Medical Biology)
Edward Bittar | 1995-12-22 00:00:00 | Elsevier Science | 298 | Cell Biology
The purpose of this volume is to provide a synopsis of present knowledge of the structure, organisation, and function of cellular organelles with an emphasis on the examination of important but unsolved problems, and the directions in which molecular and cell biology are moving. Though designed primarily to meet the needs of the first-year medical student, particularly in schools where the traditional curriculum has been partly or wholly replaced by a multi-disciplinary core curriculum, the mass of information made available here should prove useful to students of biochemistry, physiology, biology, bioengineering, dentistry, and nursing.
It is not yet possible to give a complete account of the relations between the organelles of two compartments and of the mechanisms by which some degree of order is maintained in the cell as a whole. However, a new breed of scientists, known as molecular cell biologists, have already contributed in some measure to our understanding of several biological phenomena notably interorganelle communication. Take, for example, intracellular membrane transport: it can now be expressed in terms of the sorting, targeting, and transport of protein from the endoplasmic reticulum to another compartment.
This volume contains the first ten chapters on the subject of organelles. The remaining four are in Volume 3, to which sections on organelle disorders and the extracellular matrix have been added.


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Haunted by Waters: A Journey through Race and Place in the American West (American Land & Life)



Haunted by Waters: A Journey through Race and Place in the American West (American Land & Life)
Robert T. Hayashi | 2007-08-15 00:00:00 | University Of Iowa Press | 214 | United States
Using a wide range of materials that include memoirs, oral interviews, poetry, legal cases, letters, government documents, and even road signs, Robert Hayashi illustrates how Thomas Jefferson's vision of an agrarian, all white, and democratic West affected the Gem State's Nez Perce, Chinese, Shoshone,Mormon, and Japanese residents. Starting at the site of the Corps of Discovery's journey into Idaho, he details the ideological, aesthetic, and material manifestations of these intertwined notions of race and place. As he fly-fishes Idaho's fabled rivers and visits its historical sites and museums, Hayashi reads the contemporary landscape in light of this evolution.


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The Lovely Bones



The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Recorded Books | 0 | Literary
My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet ..."The Lovely Bones" is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting - but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places. 'Spare, beautiful and brutal prose ..."The Lovely Bones" is compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguing' - "The Times". 'Moving and compelling ...It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you. I sat down in the morning to read the first couple of pages; five hours later, I was still there, book in hand, transfixed' - Maggie O'Farrell, "Sunday Telegraph".
On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon ("like the fish") is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer--the man she knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey.

Alice Sebold's haunting and heartbreaking debut novel, The Lovely Bones, unfolds from heaven, where "life is a perpetual yesterday" and where Susie narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case. As Sebold fashions it, everyone has his or her own version of heaven. Susie's resembles the athletic fields and landscape of a suburban high school: a heaven of her "simplest dreams," where "there were no teachers.... We never had to go inside except for art class.... The boys did not pinch our backsides or tell us we smelled; our textbooks were Seventeen and Glamour and Vogue."

The Lovely Bones works as an odd yet affecting coming-of-age story. Susie struggles to accept her death while still clinging to the lost world of the living, following her family's dramas over the years like an episode of My So-Called Afterlife. Her family disintegrates in their grief: her father becomes determined to find her killer, her mother withdraws, her little brother Buckley attempts to make sense of the new hole in his family, and her younger sister Lindsey moves through the milestone events of her teenage and young adult years with Susie riding spiritual shotgun. Random acts and missed opportunities run throughout the book--Susie recalls her sole kiss with a boy on Earth as "like an accident--a beautiful gasoline rainbow." Though sentimental at times, The Lovely Bones is a moving exploration of loss and mourning that ultimately puts its faith in the living and that is made even more powerful by a cast of convincing characters. Sebold orchestrates a big finish, and though things tend to wrap up a little too well for everyone in the end, one can only imagine (or hope) that heaven is indeed a place filled with such happy endings. --Brad Thomas Parsons

Look Inside the Motion Picture The Lovely Bones (Paramount, 2010)
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Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon

Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon

Mark Wahlberg as Jack Salmon

Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon and Director Peter Jackson



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I heard a lot of mixed reviews about The Lovely Bones so I began reading it assuming that I would be disappointed. Instead, I loved it. I thought that the story was poignant and realistic - especially the emotional rollercoaster of a family living with the loss of their daughter/sister and forced to live with the fact that her killer was never officially found. But most importantly, this book had closure. At some point along the way, I was afraid that while I would like the story, I would hate the book because of a lack of closure - that was not the case. I don't often give a 5 star rating, but this book deserves it.
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I finally took the time to read this book that I have had waiting for me on my Kindle for awhile. I knew I had to be in the right frame of mind to read it. This is a very different book. It is based on the viewpoints and thoughts of a fourteen year old girl who had been raped and murdered and the book is from her death onwards. Susie watches her family try to come to terms with her disappearance and death for years from her vantage point in "her heaven". She also watches the man who murdered her as he goes on and continues to murder others. The characters in this book are what make it so good. They are real and fully developed, even dead Susie. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book the most, and did not really care for the ending too much. To me it left a lot of things unsettled and up in the air. I know that life is like that-not everything gets settled and finished, but when I read a book I do like things to be settled and an ending that closes all the open plot strings. I'm glad that I read the book. It was very enjoyable.
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I never learn from my mistakes: books that have huge mass appeal and are wildly popular, are very rarely compelling or well-written. I think most readers were drawn to The Lovely Bones because of the "shocking" plot of an innocent, wide-eyed 14-year-old girl being brutally raped and murdered.



"A book with such a horrific story line must be culturally relevant, right?" Not if the author is determined to bore you with an anti-climactic, overly sentimental tale, with no discernible story arc.



"Oh, but isn't the depiction of Heaven just wonderful?" Yes, and kittens and puppies and babies make me want to buy whatever the latest "must have" product is. It's a device to make us feel warm and fuzzy, giving us permission to not feel so bad that a girl was murdered at the hands of a serial killer.



For a truly frightening and impeccably written tale of a young, beautiful girl kidnapped, read The Collector (Back Bay Books). Leave this one on the shelf.
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Book came in good condition and arrived when it was supposed too but I been waiting since the 27th of September and it arrived on the 12th of October. Other than the wait, the book was in good condition and was cheap.
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This book is about a 14 year old girl that was murdered. She is the one telling the story, which is my favorite things from this book....the point of view if from the dead girl, and it is narrated from her heaven (some things in her heaven where from her favorite places in earth and others she discovered there).. The topic of death has always interested me a great deal (by the way, I don't want a viewing at my funeral, simply cremation will be great). I am definitely watching the movie and reading other books from this author.....great work!

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Polymer Microscopy: Characterization and Evaluation of Materials



Polymer Microscopy: Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
Linda C. Sawyer,David T. Grubb,Gregory F. Meyers | 2008-07-25 00:00:00 | Springer | 416 | Engineering

Polymer Microscopy, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and practical guide to the study of the microstructure of polymers, and is the result of the authors' many years of academic and industrial experience. To address the needs of students and professionals from a variety of backgrounds, introductory chapters deal with the basic concepts of both polymer morphology and processing and microscopy and imaging theory. The core of the book is more applied, with many examples of specimen preparation and image interpretation leading to materials characterization. Microscopy is applied to the characterization of a wide range of polymer systems, including fibers, films, engineering resins and plastics, composites, nanocomposites, polymer blends, emulsions and liquid crystalline polymers. Light microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and scanning and transmission electron microscopy techniques are all considered, as are emerging techniques such as compositional mapping in which microscopy is combined with spectroscopy. This extensively updated and revised Third Edition closes with a problem solving guide, which gives a systematic framework for deciding on suitable approaches to the characterization of polymer microstructure.


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Whether you are new or veteran to polymer microscopy, this book provides detailed description and references for various techniques and materials. A must-have reference book for plastics engineers.

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The Latin Bass Book



The Latin Bass Book
Oscar Stagnaro,Chuck Sher | 2005-06-01 00:00:00 | Sher Music | 262 | Songbooks
This is a practical, comprehensive approach to learning Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and South American styles of bass playing, featuring 3 CDs of Berklee professor Oscar Stagnaro playing with three different world-class rhythm sections. The book consists mostly of transcriptions of every note Oscar plays on the accompanying CDs. Some amazing music, and logically progressing from simple to complex examples of each style.
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Brilliant! The cd's are a fantastic resource and Oscar's playing focuses on the time and groove of playing Latin bass, an invaluable resource for players who want to learn to play in this style.
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If you are wanting to learn Latin bass lines this may be the only book you need. This is an extremely comprehensive book. It comes with 3 CDs full of amazing songs. The players are absolutely top notch and these are full songs not excercises. You can pan the bass out of the mix which is a great chance to see exactly where you are. I really don't like instructional CDs that do not allow you to remove the instrument you are trying to learn. I think it is helpful and sometimes sobering to just hear myself in the mix. There is so much info on Latin music not just bass lines, it is really a great value for the price. If you are at all intersted in learnig Latin music. Buy this book.
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Very helpful and the CD's are a boon. Not only are cd's good for your bass playing, but if you want to develop your percussion you can play clave, cowbell, guiro and anyother percussion along with the cd's provided.
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This is a MASSIVE book (262 pages!) of latin bass in all it's various styles. We are not talking simple repetive patterns here either, we are talking from moderate to complex lines with excellent notation and a top notch CD set behind it.



If you want to learn Latin Bass, you can start here, and stop here, as you won't find more and better probably anywhere else. Although it is not a Real Book, You can think of that kind of setup and variety.
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This book is well thought, thorough and enjoyable. Comes with 3 CDs that stand alone on their own, if you don't mind having bass on one side and the rest of the band on the other. This arrangement allows you to pan the track and play along with the band, or focus on the bass line only. I googled some of the guys who play with Oscar in these CDs and they are first rate musicians with impressive resumes (try Rebeca Mauleón).



It comes with no tab, but the first bass lines are simple enough so it wouldn't be a bad place to start reading, and once you understand the beats and where the bassline falls, you should be in a good position to read almost anything!



The book takes you to a series of concepts that become more complex from track to track in a well thought way, so you build on your understanding of the subject. Probably the hardest part is to keep yourself from dancing while you play along to the CDs! A good purchase.

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Beyond Rhetorical Questions: Assertive Questions in Everyday Interaction (Studies in Bilingualism)



Beyond Rhetorical Questions: Assertive Questions in Everyday Interaction (Studies in Bilingualism)
Irene Koshik | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | 193 | Foreign Languages

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Temporal Logic and State Systems (Texts in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series)



Temporal Logic and State Systems (Texts in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series)
Fred Kröger,Stephan Merz | 2008-04-28 00:00:00 | Springer | 436 | Theory of Computing

Temporal Logic has been developed during the last 25 years to a basic and powerful formal setting for the specification and verification of state based systems. This book, based on manifold university lectures given by the authors, gives a comprehensive description of this field. It presents concisely and uniformly the up to date material of the theory and applications of linear and branching time Temporal Logic, Temporal Logic of Actions, automata theoretical connections, model checking and others.

All theoretical details as well as the numerous application examples are elaborated carefully and with all formal rigor, so intended to serve as a basic source and reference for active lectures and researchers.



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Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now



Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now
Barry Miles | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Henry Holt & Company | 654 | Rock
A definitive, authorized portrait of Paul McCartney draws on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews and access to personal archives to chronicle the private life and successful career of one of the world's most famous musicians, the world of the Beatles, his partnership with John Lennon, and more. 150,000 first printing."
If you think John Lennon was the smart, arty Beatle while Paul was an empty head twittering prettily, this book will hip you to the facts. While John sat in the suburbs getting stoned to numb the pain of his imminent divorce, bachelor Paul was feeding his head by immersion in the London avant-garde. He pioneered the Beatles' experimental stuff, though his witty song-by-song account proves that it really was a 50-50 partnership--and some of the best innovations, like the snarling 1964 feedback intro to "I Feel Fine," happened by pure accident. Paul's insight into John's genius, which sprang from howling paranoia and a stark childhood, is still deeper than his insight into himself, but the book's true glory is its inside info on all those songs--the six tunes about John's marriage on A Hard Day's Night; Paul's heist of the "I Saw Her Standing There" bass line from Chuck Berry's "I'm Talking About You" (found on Berry's The Chess Box); the true meanings of "Norwegian Wood" (pine paneling, which the song's narrator burns to avenge the girl's refusal to have sex with him), "Got to Get You into My Life" ("you" is marijuana), and "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da" ("life goes on" in Yoruba). This book is even better than A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles' Song and Revolution in the Head. Here is the last word on the Beatles, inevitably slanted toward McCartney but generally more convincing than Lennon's own recollections. --Tim Appelo
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According to Paul McCartney, he is solely responsible for everything that went right with the Beatles from beginning to end. Without getting into petty details as to who really wrote what or who is responsible for whichever contributions to the band, the bottom line is that the Beatles would not have existed without all four members, with a little help from George Martin. Paul comes off as if he inspired all the great ideas for every great song, while the others, especially Lennon, would not be nothing without him. While the Beatles started as a small little rock band, it is easy to distinguish the writing styles, song craftsmanship, and musicianship capabilities of all four members as the years progressed. And while Paul has had his major contributions to the band with songs such as Let It Be, Hey Jude and Yesterday, he owes a lot of his success as a songwriter to Lennon, who influenced him on lyrics, introspective themes and raw rock n' roll. Likewise, Lennon and Harrison should be grateful for all the outstanding melodic bass lines Paul contributed to many of their individual songs such as Something, Dear Prudence, Old Brown Shoe and Come Together among others. But the main thing is that not one Beatle was more important or relevant than the others. For every song that Paul "claims" he helped John write or compose such as Ticket Ride, This Boy, Day Tripper, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, And Your Bird Can Sing, If I Fell, etc., etc. there are just as equal songs which John helped Paul write such as Penny Lane, And I Love Her, Can't Buy Me Love, Drive My Car, Paperback Writer, etc., etc, for which Paul prefers to ignore in this book. What would those compositions be without John?? Or what about George and Ringo, what would Paul's songs be without their contributions. Or what about George Martin, what would Yesterday, Eleanor Rigby, Golden Slumbers, Sgt Pepper, Lady Madonna, etc., etc. be without his input??



It is pathetic that Paul, a musician whom I admire for his musical contributions both as a Beatle and as a solo artist, reduces himself to a crumb and instant liar, when he tries to take credit for every little bit of significance in John compositions such as John's newspaper sections in A Day In the Life which McCartney claims to have written or the chord structure to Rain, which John, George Martin, Neil Aspinall, Ringo and a host of other testimonies have confirmed that is purely John.



Oh well, so much for all this, seems like now McCartney says that Lennon actually did write most of In My Life....... "who cares, give that one to John, the mind gets foggy after a while". And for the record, Let It Be is a masterpeace. Peace. Out......
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I really enjoyed reading this book. The author and Paul McCartney have been friends for a long time, so this book was prepared with the full cooperation of McCartney. The book cuts back and forth between the author's narration and recollections from McCartney, just the way a TV documentary would be conducted. It was fascinating to learn about how Paul decided to become a vegetarian, and how he was inspired to write certain songs, and how he came up with the character Father McKenzie for the song Eleanor Rigby.



The book seems to lay much of the blame for the breakup of the Beatles on the shoulders of Yoko Ono, whose strange, suffocating presence in the studio was more than a little annoying to the other Beatles.



Paul also implies that it unnerved John that the biggest selling Beatles tunes (Hey Jude, Yesterday) were songs that Joh didn't write or have much of a hand with.



The closing eulogy to his wife Linda was deeply touching, and a fitting conclusion to the biography.
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books on Paul McCartney, (there isn't many) or on the topic of the Beatles as a whole. Filled with Paul's words and his voice, telling the 'story' of his life and of his time with the Beatles, this is a fair and well balanced account. Chock-full of tid-bits and first hand accounts, this book puts to rest many miss told stories, 'myths' surrounding song origins and takes you backstage and into the homes and lives of these four men like no other book can. As a Lennon fan, I was wooed by McCartny and his heartfelt tales of life with John, through the best of times and worst of times. Not at all censored and truly a book for all Beatles fans... for now, and many years from now.
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A reader can tell that Miles spent a lot of time working on this book, which gives McCartney a lot of credit for the Beatles' popularity and creativity. McCartney certainly deserves a great deal of it (approximately 50% [Percentages appear throughout]). Miles actually gives McCartney more credit than I would have supposed that McCartney deserved for the songs on which John Lennon sang the lead vocal, especially the songs from the early period (1963-1965). The most obvious examples include the hit singles, "I Feel Fine," "Ticket To Ride," and "Help!" - to say nothing of "Norwegian Wood" and "In My Life". Miles and/or McCartney say that those songs were co-written by Lennon and McCartney, while most of the McCartney-led songs were penned by Paul alone or co-written with minimal input (10%) from John (See "And I Love Her" and "Eleanor Rigby"). The John Lennon interviews of 1972 and 1980 corroborate that Paul wrote the "Paul" songs - but that John wrote the "John" songs. At the end of Miles' book, Paul says that each songwriter contributed his 50% to the Lennon-McCartney catalogue. However, if one adds up the percentages that he assigned to each songs' creators from the preceding pages, Paul comes out on top, clearly. Do you think that John would agree?
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A very worthwhile read. A wealth of information about how the miracles happened, and how the mistakes happened.

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It's coming out now; both of the Beatles' engineers, Norman Smith and Geoff Emerick, admit that Paul was the "producer-on-the-floor" as well as arranger of most of the Beatles songs. Certainly he contributed what we consider most Beatlesque as a group, what distinguished them and what vaulted them over the top: those intriguing, keening harmonies; as well as the focus on drive and quality.



With many comments from Paul, many self-deprecating, you'll feel like you know him. Many laudatory comments about John, quite a bit more balanced and nuanced than what John ever wrote or said about Paul. You'll have a better understanding of John's contributions and virtues.

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Read it, combine it with what you know, and judge for yourself. Excellent grist for thought. Don't miss it.

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T-Mobile G1 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))



T-Mobile G1 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
| 2009-02-09 00:00:00 | | 0 | Gadgets


Excited about the new Google phone? T-Mobile?s G1 android phone is packed with possibilities, and T-Mobile G1 For Dummies will help you make the most of them.

This fun and friendly guide shows you how to navigate the G1?s android interface, make phone calls, view maps, manage contacts, browse the Web, and a whole lot more. Your T-Mobile G1 is so much more than a phone?it?s also an administrative assistant, movie theater, jukebox, mobile office, and several more things all rolled into one device. With T-Mobile G1 For Dummies, you can: Find out all about the Android smartphone operating system and what it offers Learn your way around the G1?s keyboard, buttons, and touch screen See how your G1 connects to both Wi-Fi networks and T-Mobile?s high-speed network Surf the Web, download music and picture files, and tweak browser settings Send and receive Gmail, get where you?re going with Google Maps, and stay organized with Google Calendar Take photos, check out YouTube, and fill your phone with media Manage your e-mail and choose which messages will be synced to your phone Shop the Android Market and discover more cool apps for your G1

Don?t waste a single cool feature of your T-Mobile G1! T-Mobile G1 For Dummies shows you how to use all the great Google functions, play (and even buy) music, browse the Web, add apps, and more.

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I guess I'm not a dummy
Too simplistic to be truly useful. I only learned two or three things I hadn't already discovered myself after a few days of playing with the phone. I need a level somewhere between `dummy` and `code writer.`

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Excellent book for the G1 owner who doesn't have a technical background
Most of what was in the book I'd already learned by using my G1, but there were also several things that I didn't know about my G1 before I read this book. I recommend T-Mobile G1 for Dummies as an excellent way to find out what your G1 can do, in a book written with very simple terms and explanations. I highly recommend this book.





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T-Mobile G1 For Dummies
Very Helpful. Easy to comprehend. So many tips and uses, I would never have known about are found in this book. I can really utilize my phone and love it even more now.

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Excellent Guide for any G1 User
This book gives tons of tips and shortcuts and hidden features of the phone that make it incredibly useful. It shows how to work with contacts, customize the phone and answers questions about how it integrates with my Google account. Its also very easy to read, cool author.


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Endocrine Secrets



Endocrine Secrets
Michael T. McDermott MD | 2009-02-20 00:00:00 | Mosby | 600 | Internal Medicine
The new, 5th Edition of Endocrine Secrets, by Michael McDermott, MD, continues the tradition of the highly popular Secrets Series®. A two-color page layout, question-and-answer approach, and chapter containing the "Top 100 Secrets" offer a quick and current overview of essential knowledge in endocrinology. Updates throughout equip you with cutting-edge coverage, while new contributors present the latest perspectives. A wealth of user-friendly features-including valuable pearls, tips, and memory aids-help you to learn more efficiently. It all adds up to the perfect concise board review or handy clinical resource.

  • Provides pearls, tips, and memory aids that help you learn more efficiently.
  • Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and tips from the authors.
  • Includes a chapter containing the "Top 100 Secrets" in endocrinology, enabling you to quickly review essential material.
  • Uses a two-color page layout that makes reference easier.
  • Features a convenient pocket size for easy access to key information.


  • Features updates throughout to provide you with a current overview of the field of endocrinology.
  • Includes the contributions of new authors who present the latest perspectives.

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I am an LPN who has plenty of experience but didn't have Endo experience. I bought this book to help me along after starting a new job. The ARNP who also started at our office also has this book! I think it is great! It explains things on a level that you can easily understand yet doesn't take away from the professional reader. You may need to still purchase a book on Endo physiology just to understand the disease process in more depth but this is a great start and I would highly recommend it.
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This book was one of the best study guides I ever purchased. I aced the test.

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Omiyage. Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition



Omiyage. Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition
Kumiko Sudo | 2000-01-01 00:00:00 | | 168 | Do It Yourself
Omiyage—the Japanese word for gift—is an enchanting selection of small crafts, each created with an elegance of style that is unmistakably Japanese.
This beautiful book invites you to discover the Japanese art of gift giving. In forty-three original designs, celebrated crafts author Kumiko Sudo combines surprisingly simple techniques with exquisite colors and fabrics.
Beautiful color photographs capture the delicacy and detail that make each gift unique.
All projects are presented with complete, step-by-step directions and easy-to-follow drawings.
Simple origami-in-fabric techniques transform scraps of cotton or silk into irresistible gifts.
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Non-Classical Continuum Mechanics



Non-Classical Continuum Mechanics
R. J. Knops, A. A. Lacey | 1987-01-01 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 348 | Mathematics
This volume contains a selection of the invited papers presented at a LMS Durham Symposium on modern developments in non-classical continuum mechanics. A major aim was to bring together workers in both the abstract and practical aspects of the subject in order to achieve enhanced appreciation of each others' approach and hence of the mathematical techniques and physical intuition essential for successful research in this field. As a result, the present collection consists of a series of concise articles which are introductions to, and succinct accounts of, current activity in many branches of non-classical continuum mechanics. Research workers in applied mathematics, physics, theoretical mechanics, and structural and aeronautical engineering will find much of interest in this collection.
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Gene Therapy for Diseases of the Lung (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)



Gene Therapy for Diseases of the Lung (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)
Kenneth Brigham | 1997-01-15 00:00:00 | CRC Press | 427 | Internal Medicine
This up-to-the-minute and comprehensive resource lucidly covers gene therapy for lung diseases from existing technologies delivering foreign DNA to the lungs via the airways or circulation to promising new approaches for the further development of safe and efficient gene delivery systems.

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Molecular Genetics of Bacteria



Molecular Genetics of Bacteria
Jeremy W. Dale,Simon F. Park | 2004-03-12 00:00:00 | Wiley | 358 | Biochemistry
The Fourth Edition of this highly successful book provides an essential introduction to the molecular genetics of bacteria. Thoroughly revised and updated, Molecular Genetics of Bacteria now includes a much greater coverage of genomics, microarrays and proteomics. An enhanced treatment of the ways in which both classical and modern genetics have contributed to our understanding of how bacteria work is included. The focus of the book remains firmly on bacteria and will be invaluable to those students studying microbiology, biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and related biomedical sciences.
  • Expanded treatment of the development of bacterial structures, cellular communication, quorum sensing and two-component regulation.
  • Provides a distillation of key concepts of bacterial genetics to enhance student understanding.
  • Includes examples of the applications of genetics focusing on bacterial pathogenicity.

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I got a lot out of this book: not mastery of the subject, but the kind of feel for genetics you cannot get from a popular book on the subject. I occasionally had to skip material, but I rarely got frustrated. It is well written, and reasonably short. Its production values are somewhat lacking for the price: self references are to chapters, not chapter sections, and the diagrams are often amateurish, although sometimes very helpful. My background: very minimal organic chemistry (but the terms covalent bond and hydrogen bond weren't unknown to me), a popular science book on genetics under my belt, not very extensive knowledge of biology. A book such as "Dictionary of Modern Biology" by Norah Rudin is a definite help, and that book is very inexpensive.
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This book has the minimun to know about molecular genetics of bacteria (I am studing this subject). The illustrations are clear and very good.I can very easily see this book being used to supplement lectures in an introductory course on biotecnology. I thoroughly recommend it.

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New Corporate Governance: Successful Board Management Tools



New Corporate Governance: Successful Board Management Tools
Martin Hilb | 2006-05-11 00:00:00 | Springer | 231 | Management

Martin Hilb presents an innovative and integrated approach to the theory and practice of corporate governance. Central to this approach is a set of instruments - developed and tested by the author - that can be used by boards to offer effective strategic direction and control to their organizations. The board instruments can be readily applied to the targeted selection, review, remuneration and development of board members, and for conducting board self-evaluations. This new approach to corporate governance is based on four guiding principles: keep it situational, keep it strategic, keep it integrated, and keep it controlled. Together, these principles form the basis of an integrated approach that addresses all key aspects of corporate governance. The main arguments in each section are supported by conceptual models, practical board tools or case studies, making the book ideally suited to board members, senior managers and post-graduate students.



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Java 1.5 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook



Java 1.5 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook
| 2004-06-01 00:00:00 | | 200 | Learning Java


Java 1.5, code-named `Tiger`, promises to be the most significant new version of Java since the introduction of the language. With over a hundred substantial changes to the core language, as well as numerous library and API additions, developers have a variety of new features, facilities, and techniques available.

But with so many changes, where do you start? You could read through the lengthy, often boring language specification; you could wait for the latest 500 page tome on concepts and theory; you could even play around with the new JDK, hoping you figure things out--or you can get straight to work with Java 1.5 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook.

This no-nonsense, down-and-dirty guide by bestselling Java authors Brett McLaughlin and David Flanagan skips all the boring prose and lecture, and jumps right into Tiger. You'll have a handle on the important new features of the language by the end of the first chapter, and be neck-deep in code before you hit the halfway point. Using the task-oriented format of this new series, you'll get complete practical coverage of generics, learn how boxing and unboxing affects your type conversions, understand the power of varargs, learn how to write enumerated types and annotations, master Java's new formatting methods and the for/in loop, and even get a grip on concurrency in the JVM.

Light on theory and long on practical application, Java 1.5 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook allows you to cut to the chase, getting straight to work with Tiger's new features. The new Developer's Notebooks series from O'Reilly covers important new tools for software developers. Emphasizing example over explanation and practice over theory, they focus on learning by doing--you'll get the goods straight from the masters, in an informal and code-intensive style that suits developers. If you've been curious about Tiger, but haven't known where to start, this no-fluff, lab-style guide is the solution.

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Compact and yet extremely informative, very useful
Java JDK1.5, codenamed `Tiger` was truly an exceptional change in the usual strategy of keeping Java language untouched. The Evolution was implemented by changes to Java's standard packages and the public API only. This time Java team went after the language itself and provided a bewildering set of changes, most notably through the generics, which look like C++ generics, mean though something diametrical different. JDK1.5 was not an Evolution, it was a Revolution, an overthrow. The Java as we knew it, has died,,.


I must admit, even as a veteran and active software architect I was lost in the wilderness of the new stuff, I did not knew what to make up of it all. Best was to avoid it all, and keep mind focused on our own, or rather our customers business.


This 180 pages booklet emulating the `notebook` with a 1/4 inch grid paper changed my position. Usually I am skeptic of writers like David Flanagan, seemingly a walking thesaurus with opinion to every system, language etc, but I felt proven wrong after the lecture of this book. It provides a nice conceived crash course in:


1) Generics,

2) Enumerations,

3) Boxing,

4) varargs,

5) Annotations,

6) The so lovely for/in statement,

7) Static imports, (Hurray, I love these!)

8) Formatting, a new C-like facility, titanic change for Java users,

9) New Threading features.


Each feature is of course merely briefly introduced, but in a well conceived compact form, including a nice code example and in many cases discussion of compilation error messages. Every example has the same sections `How do I do that?` and `What just happened.` I got it quickly, just as I like it, and after this lecture I was on my way to use the JDK1.5 features instantly, or I was ready to get some more specialized literature. Here I mean specifically the monstrous Java generics,,. One needs an entire book devoted to these only.


For me personally the biggest gain from this reading was the discovery of the Formatter/alias printf facility. Finally, we fought for years with conservative forces on Java team to make this happen. Several emulator packages were written over the years, some were even offered for money. This novelty invalidates the ah to useless monster set of dramatically verbose Java text IO classes, about which entire now obsolete books were written. McLaughlin/Flanagan code examples were enough to instantly understand the enormous gravity of this change.


I can warmly recommend this book to everybody who knew Java since its beginning and needs a quick jolt toward the seemingly so different looking code with its erratic and all such unknown constructs. An alternative would be literally to abandon the entire older Java book collection and to seek for one of the 1500 pages new books. I will rather stick with my trusty literature and add this 180 pages to it. Done. Do it too, you will like it.


Please note also that Amazon lists this book under 3 different article numbers. Its each time the same book.

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Better than Herbert Schildt's Tiger Book
This book does a good job of getting a reader well versed in Java 1.4 up to speed with Java 1.5's (Tiger's) new features. As noted, I believe this book does a better job of doing this over Herbert Schildt's book (Java 2 v5.0 (Tiger) New Features).


Both books hit the main areas most people are concerned about: generics, enums, annotations, enhanced for loop, autoboxing and var args. However, I felt the O'Reilly book did a more in-depth job of describing the features with more concise explanations and examples. For example, the section on Enums in the O'Reilly book also covers EnumMap and EnumSet whereas the Schildt book does not. Both books also cover some of the lesser known enhancements such as static imports, updated Unicode support and the new Formatter class.


Each book covers some minor enhancements the other does not. Schildt: Scanner class, Integer enhancements. O'Reilly: Queue classes. The O'Reilly book does cover one big area that Schildt's does not - threading / concurrency enhancements. Though this area is not covered as completely as the other features, it is a good overview nonetheless. Any good discussion of these issues would warrant a book of its own and perhaps that's why Schildt left it out of his book. However, it was nice to see some coverage in the O'Reilly book.


I guess my only complaint with the O'Reilly book is the `notebook` style itself with the gridlines and `hand written` notes in the margins. It does require some getting used to.

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Good Intro to the latest features of Java 1.5 Tiger.
This book delivers most of what it promises to, which is a good introduction to the latest and greatest features of Java 1.5 Tiger. Considering the extent of changes Sun introduced in the new version, I think the authors did a decent job explaining them. If you are new to 1.5 version though, you would probably need to read another book that explains the concepts in greater detail.


My only complaint is with the `Threading` chapter which was full of of API methods instead of letting the users know the concepts behind the changes. Looked like the authors were in a hurry to get the book finished and the `Threading` chapter got affected.


Overall, it is a good read.




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Good book to start with.
There's nothing in this book that you couldn't find on Sun's website, but it's a good quick reference book.

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This is the best way to progress from Java 4 to Java 5 that I know of
This is a great book. If you know Java 4 and you want to upgrade your knowledge, this book is short-and-sweet -- only 170 pages. It tells you quickly what is new in Java 5 so that you can make the transition from Java 4 prograamming to Java 5 programming.


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The Role of Monetary Policy in Investment Management



The Role of Monetary Policy in Investment Management
Robert R. Johnson, CFA and Jeffrey M. Mercer Gerald R. Jensen | 2000-11-01 00:00:00 | Research Foundation of AIMR & Blackwell Publishers | 72 | Economics
Although monetary policy is widely believed to influence investment performance, surprisingly little evidence exists to substantiate the nature or significance of the connection. In this monograph, the authors investigate and document the relation between monetary policy and investment performance. In examining the correlation between directional changes in the discount rate and various asset classes, they unearth surprising findings for U.S. stock returns in particular.

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Holt Mathematics: Course 3



Holt Mathematics: Course 3
Jennie M. Bennett, Edward B. Burger | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | Holt McDougal | 932 | Mathematics
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.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1: Base Class Library and Extended Numerics Library, 1/e



.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1: Base Class Library and Extended Numerics Library, 1/e
| 2004-03-12 00:00:00 | | 0 | .NET


This book is the first of a two volume set that will provide .NET developers with a detailed annotated reference to the most common and useful parts of the .NET Framework Class Library. Also included are complete descriptions, methods, and diagrams. While the specs are available online, the annotations from the .NET Framework team have been written for this work, and are available nowhere else. These will be for .NET developers what Patrick Chan's Java Class Library books have been for Java developers. The complete spec is available in seven volumes from Microsoft Press, costing more than $385. We think ours will sell much better because: - We know how to publish specifications. Ours will have the thorough index and navigational tools that developers need. - We have the creators of the technology writing and promoting our book - Rather than cover in print all the arcane seldomly used parts, we are concentrating on the most used pieces of the spec - Ours has detailed annotations, descriptions, and code samples from the .NET Framework team which will be available nowhere else

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an authoritative and essential reference for all .NET developers

Excerpt from C# Online.NET Review (wiki.CSharp-Online.NET):

`This book is the authoritative reference to the .NET Framework libraries: Base Class Library (BCL) and Extended Numerics Library. Each type has its own chapter with the following features;


- Header - namespace name, type name, library name.

- Type summary - C# declaration syntax for all members.

- Type description - detailed usage description.

- Annotations - annotations by key Microsoft design team members including Anders Hejlsberg.

- Example - C# source code and program output.`

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A must have for every .NET developer.
Out of all of the technical books I own, this book is by far one of the best. It covers most of the areas .NET developers will encounter during development. It clearly tells you the information in a easy to understand focused manner.

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Best reference on BCL. The series should be extended to other .NET Framework class libraries
The other reviewers didn't left too much to say. So I'll remember a credit card TV ad:

SLAR volume 1: $42.89

Shipping & Handling: $12.98

Having BCL authors commenting on types, design decisions, dos and don'ts: priceless.

You can find references about the BCL on innumerous places. For an insiders perspective, SLAR.



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Now that I have it, I can't live without it!
Looking for a handy reference for the .NET Framework classes?


If you are looking for a handy reference style book for the .NET Framework BCL (Base Class Library) then look no further. This book is packed to the brim with information, code samples and other goodies. Of coarse you can find this sort of information on MSDN, but wouldn't it be nice to have a well laid out hard-copy on your desk?


This book comes with a couple of really handy tools. First, you get a pretty handy .NET Framework map, which is a pretty large poster that maps out the BCL nicely. Also, you get a really nice CD which includes a .pdf file with almost 4000 pages (it's like a super-detailed version of the book). That's not it - the CD also has a HUGE library of code samples. The CD alone is worth the price in my opinion.


I am very happy with this purchase, I only wish I would have bought it sooner. I am very much looking forward to the next volume!



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Didn't disappoint
Having been an avid reader of Brad Abrams blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/brada) for a year and a half, I was eagerly anticipating this book from the moment it was announced; it didn't disappoint. The SLAR provides an extensive description and example of each type, as well as comments from the likes of Anders Hejlsberg, Kit George, Jeffrey Richter and Brad Abrams himself. These comments provide hints and clues into the inner workings of the Base Class Library (BCL) types and why Microsoft chose to implement types in certain ways. This book was an interesting read and like Sean below, I am also left wanting more. However, with Volume 2 on the horizon, I enthusiastically wait,,.


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