The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby Peachpit Press | English | 2006 | ISBN: 032147404X | 266 pages | PDF | 30.1 MB
Scott Kelby, the man who changed the "digital darkroom" forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography--how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and it's easier than you'd think).
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0470589833 | 339 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Tips, techniques, and trends on harnessing dashboard technology to optimize business performance In Performance Dashboards, Second Edition, author Wayne Eckerson explains what dashboards are, where they can be used, and why they are important to measuring and managing performance. As Director of Research for The Data Warehousing Institute, a worldwide association of business intelligence professionals, Eckerson interviewed dozens of organizations that have built various types of performance dashboards in different industries and lines of business.
David B. Copeland, "Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby" Publisher: P//gma..c B//.he/f | ISBN: 1934356913 | 2012 | EPUB/PDF | 225 pages | 1 MB/5 MB
As Ruby pro David Copeland explains, writing a command-line application that is self-documenting, robust, adaptable and forever useful is easier than you might think. Ruby is particularly suited to this task, since it combines high-level abstractions with "close to the metal" system interaction wrapped up in a concise, readable syntax. Moreover, Ruby has the support of a rich ecosystem of open-source tools and libraries.
The Art of Posing Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers (Pro Photo Workshop) by Lou Jacobs Jr. Amherst Media | English | 2010 | ISBN: 1584289910 | 128 pages | PDF | 11.1 MB
From facial expression and body angles to camera optics and ideal lighting, this invaluable photography reference discusses all the facets of posing. Featuring 10 acclaimed photographers and their exceptional images, this detailed guidebook illustrates how each artist approaches the practice of posing and offers his/her advice on how to achieve more successful and visually appealing portraits. Business-related concerns are also addressed, ensuring that the professional photographer remains relevant and marketable in terms of composition and style.
Nazim Agoulmine, "Autonomic Network Management Principles: From Concepts to Applications" English | 2010 | ISBN: 0123821908 | 306 pages | PDF | 4,3 MB
Autonomic networking aims to solve the mounting problems created by increasingly complex networks, by enabling devices and service-providers to decide, preferably without human intervention, what to do at any given moment, and ultimately to create self-managing networks that can interface with each other, adapting their behavior to provide the best service to the end-user in all situations.
Karli Watson, "Beginning Microsoft Visual C# 2008" Publisher: Wr---x | ISBN: 047019135X | edition 2008 | PDF | 1348 pages | 17,3 mb
The book is aimed at novice programmers who wish to learn programming with C# and the .NET framework. The book starts with absolute programming basics. It then moves into Web and Windows programming, data access (databases and XML), and more advanced technologies such as graphics programming with GDI+ and basic networking. The book is divided into sections including:...
Mark W. Huth "Understanding Construction Drawings, 5th Edition" D-ar C-age L-ng | ISBN: 1435464478 | 2009 | PDF | 391 pages | 14,8 MB
Updated to the 2006 International Building and Residential Codes, the fifth edition of UNDERSTANDING CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS continues to highlight a range of real construction projects - from residential dwellings to commercial structures. This enhanced edition combines information and a hands-on approach to learning. The text provides thorough coverage that builds the foundation for a broad understanding of the entire construction process. The book begins with a simple duplex home that focuses readers on the fundamentals of views, lines, basic dimensioning, and symbols. Next, coverage of a multi-level single family home goes into more depth in orienting and cross-referencing drawings. The third section explores multifamily construction and is accompanied by more complex drawings for practice and more advanced interpretations. The final portion of the book introduces students to elements of commercial construction, including structural steel, masonry, and reinforced concrete. An extensive set of drawings packaged with the book illustrates each building so that students can apply important skills and gain a "real-world" understanding of construction drawings in an engaging way.
Multiscale Stochastic Volatility for Equity, Interest Rate, and Credit Derivatives By Jean-Pierre Fouque, George Papanicolaou, Ronnie Sircar, Knut Solna Publisher: C}UP 2011 | 456 Pages | ISBN: 0521843588 | PDF | 3 MB
Building upon the ideas introduced in their previous book, Derivatives in Financial Markets with Stochastic Volatility, the authors study the pricing and hedging of financial derivatives under stochastic volatility in equity, interest-rate, and credit markets. They present and analyze multiscale stochastic volatility models and asymptotic approximations. These can be used in equity markets, for instance, to link the prices of path-dependent exotic instruments to market implied volatilities. The methods are also used for interest rate and credit derivatives. Other applications considered include variance-reduction techniques, portfolio optimization, forward-looking estimation of CAPM "beta," and the Heston model and generalizations of it. "Off-the-shelf" formulas and calibration tools are provided to ease the transition for practitioners who adopt this new method. The attention to detail and explicit presentation make this also an excellent text for a graduate course in financial and applied mathematics.
Me to We : Finding Meaning in a Material World English | 2007 | ISBN: 0470153644 | 320 pages | PDF | 1 MB
For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives, one act at a time. Through inspirational contributions from people from all walks of life, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out.Me To We is an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and re-define the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave.
Written by individuals who have followed the Me To We philosophy, including Oprah Winfrey, Richard Gere, Queen Noor, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring happiness, meaning, and success in our lives, and makes sure these elusive goals are attainable at last.Best of all, Me to We is relevant to all readers including parents, young people, seniors and business leaders providing practical ways on how to incorporate this philosophy into your lives. Be inspired and share the feeling with your neighbours, friends and family. Your life will never be the same!
Experimental Design: From User Studies to Psychophysics By Douglas Cunningham, Christian Wallraven Publisher: A| K Pe|te|rs/CR|C Pre|ss 2011 | 408 Pages | ISBN: 1568814682 | PDF | 3 MB
As computers proliferate and as the field of computer graphics matures, it has become increasingly important for computer scientists to understand how users perceive and interpret computer graphics. Experimental Design: From User Studies to Psychophysics is an accessible introduction to psychological experiments and experimental design, covering the major components in the design, execution, and analysis of perceptual studies.
Organic Chemistry By John E. McMurry Publisher: Br[ook]s C[ol]e; 7 edition 2008 | 1342 Pages | ISBN: 0495112585 | PDF | 91 MB
Succeed in your course with the help of this proven best-seller! John McMurry's ORGANIC CHEMISTRY is consistently praised as the most clearly written book available for the course. In John McMurry's words: "I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words." Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, McMurry makes learning enjoyable. The highest compliment that can be given to a chemistry book applies to McMurry: It works!
Dwight Spivey, "How to Do Everything: Mac" Publisher: M---aw-H--l | ISBN: 0071502726 | edition 2008 | PDF | 529 pages | 24,9 mb
Now you can get the most out of your Mac, whether it's an iMac, MacBook, or Mac mini. How to Do Everything: Mac shows you how to set up and customize your Mac and use all of the built-in tools and applications, such as iTunes, Mail, Safari, and the iLife and iWork suites. The revolutionary new features available in Mac OS X Leopard are also covered, such as Quick Look, Time Machine, and Spaces. Plus, you'll get details on hardware and peripherals, networking, troubleshooting, and maintenance. This is your must-have Mac guide!
David J. Pratt, "Fundamentals of Construction Estimating, 3rd edition" English | ISBN: 1439059640 | 2010 | 482 pages | PDF | 21,2 MB
FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3rd edition presents estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and compiling bid documents. This book offers readers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and the skills to become a professional estimator by using drawings for two complete projects - one residential and one commercial, thereby leading the reader through the complete estimating process which can be used in various trades on many different types of construction projects.
Psychology: A Concise Introduction By Richard A. Griggs Publisher: Wo\]rth Pu]blish\ers; Third edition 2012 | 488 Pages | ISBN: 1429261552 | PDF | 7 MB
The most affordable introductory psychology textbook in the market.
Psychology: A Concise Introduction explores the broad territory of the introductory psychology course while answering the growing need for a shorter, less expensive book. At less than half the price of a standard textbook, it offers an affordable alternative. A built-in Study Guide, written by the author, offers a practical suite of learning aids that foster review and self-assessment without the expense of a separate guide.