Heather Greene, "Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life"
ISBN: 0670016802 | 2014 | EPUB | 272 pages | 15 MB
In the populist tradition of Andrea Immer, New York City’s first female whiskey sommelier translates today’s hottest spirit for a new generation of imbibers
Mitchell Rosenthal, "Cooking My Way Back Home: Recipes from San Francisco's Town Hall, Anchor & Hope, and Salt House"
ISBN: 158008592X | 2011 | EPUB | 272 pages | 30 MB
In Cooking My Way Back Home, Mitchell Rosenthal delivers the same warmth, personality, and infectious enthusiasm for sharing food as can be found at his wildly popular San Francisco restaurants, Town Hall, Anchor and Hope, and Salt House. With his trademark exuberance and good humor, Mitchell blends Southern-inspired comfort food with urban sophistication and innovation, for exciting results. Reflecting on the classics (Shrimp Étouffée), updating regional specialties (Poutine), elevating family favorites (Chopped Liver), and reveling in no-holds-barred, all-out indulgences (Butterscotch Chocolate Pot de Crème) are what’s on order in this collection of 100 imaginative and irresistible recipes. Like a good friend offering up a platter of freshly fried Oysters Rémoulade, these robust, full-flavored recipes are impossible to refuse.
Matthew Schaefer, "The Homebrewer's Handbook: An Illustrated Beginner's Guide"
ISBN: 1629146730 | 2014 | EPUB | 272 pages | 29 MB
If you’ve ever complained about a watered-down tasting glass of lager, wondered just what is causing that certain flavor in your favorite porter, or lamented the price of your favorite craft beer, then it might be time to try perfecting your own brew at home. Whether you’re an established beer snob or just want to try your hand at homebrewing, The Homebrewer’s Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this increasingly popular hobby. Teaching you all about beer and the few very simple components required to make it—malted barley, hops, yeast, and water—this comprehensive guide includes
Roger S. Kirby, Culley C. Carson, "Men's Health, Third Edition"
2009 | ISBN-10: 041544733X | 566 pages | PDF | 13 MB
This Third Edition of Men’s Health provides a comprehensive and authoritative reference source to urologists, andrologists, family practitioners, and all professionals dealing with the male patient who diagnose and treat males with a variety of health problems, such as prostate cancer, male osteoporosis, and testicular cancer. The new edition been completely reorganized into disease- and problem-based sections, to highlight important topics such as cancer and premature cardiovascular disease. There is also new material on some of the less frequently explored areas of men's health, such as Tourette's Syndrome, depression, and cosmetic surgery.
Jason Livingston, "Designing With Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design"
ISBN: 1118740475 | 2014 | PDF | 336 pages | 74 MB
A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design
Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent use of lighting to define and enhance a space. The book explores all aspects of the process, including aesthetics, technology, and practicalities, in a clear, concise manner designed to provide the reader with a full working knowledge of lighting design. Color illustrations throughout demonstrate the real-world effects of the concepts presented, and the companion website offers video animations and exercises to better illuminate the art and science of lighting. The book addresses the considerations that should be a part of any designer's process, and provides thorough guidance on meeting the various demands with smarter design.
Shibaguyz Designz: Urban Edge by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
2012 | ISBN: 1609006615 | English | 96 pages | PDF | 21 MB
Inspired by the lifestyle of the urban dweller, this crochet fashion collection from Shibaguyz Designs is modern, trendy, and exciting. Award-winning designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby presents 16 garments and accessories that are as fun to crochet as they are to wear. Showcasing a variety of yarn weights, the designs include the Seattle Swank Coat, Jade Jacket, Red Carpet Dress, Color Blocks Dress, Wrap Skirt, Barbarian Vest, Cross Over Vest, Downtown Boyfriend Sweater, Sleeveless Hoodie, Aran-Style Cabled Tunic, Butterfly Top (a modern twist on the poncho), boot toppers, and more. The creations fit and flatter a wide range of body types, and most patterns are written for a complete range of sizes from Extra Small to 5X. Novices and more experienced crocheters all will find selections for their skill level.
Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity by Philip A. Hastings, H. J. Walker Jr., Grantly R. Galland
2015 | ISBN: 0520283538, 0520278720 | English | 336 pages | PDF | 23 MB
There are more than 33,000 species of living fishes, accounting for more than half of the extant vertebrate diversity on Earth. This unique and comprehensive reference showcases the basic anatomy and diversity of all 82 orders of fishes and more than 150 of the most commonly encountered families, focusing on their distinctive features.
It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World by Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin, Laura Tach, Jennifer Sykes
2015 | ISBN: 0520275349, 0520275357 | English | 304 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time—a combination of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. For many working parents this one check is like hitting the lottery, offering several months’ wages as well as the hope of investing in a better future. Drawing on interviews with 115 families, the authors look at how parents plan to use this annual cash windfall to build up savings, go back to school, and send their kids to college. However, these dreams of upward mobility are often dashed by the difficulty of trying to get by on meager wages. In accessible and engaging prose, It’s Not Like I’m Poor examines the costs and benefits of the new work-based safety net, suggesting ways to augment its strengths so that more of the working poor can realize the promise of a middle-class life.
Getting Started with Sensors: Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi by Kimmo Karvinen, Tero Karvinen
2014 | ISBN: 1449367089 | English | 140 pages | PDF | 7 MB
To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects.
Iain Campbell, "Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide"
English | ISBN: 0691157278 | 2014 | 392 pages | PDF | 65 MB
Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a field guide. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe key identification features such as size, plumage, distribution, behavior, and voice. This one-of-a-kind guide also provides extensive habitat descriptions with a large number of accompanying photos. The text relies on the very latest IOC taxonomy and the distribution maps incorporate the most current mapping data, making this the most up-to-date guide to Australian birds.
Roger Bridgman, "1,000 Inventions and Discoveries"
English | ISBN: 146542038X | 2014 | 256 pages | PDF | 35 MB
From making fire to building the gadgets of the 21st century, uncover the stories behind the remarkable ideas and devices that have shaped our world in 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries.
Charles Bouleau, "The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art"
ISBN: 0486780406, 1626549273 | 2014 | EPUB | 270 pages | 42 MB
This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau explores a tremendous variety of ancient and modern works: the Parthenon friezes, Italian mosaics, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Gothic stonemasons' marks of France and Germany as well as paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, and Pollock. His insightful expositions cast new light on such well-known works as Raphael's "The School of Athens," Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," Rubens' "Descent from the Cross," and Renoir's "Le Moulin de la Galette."
Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0812994094 | 576 pages | EPUB | 40 MB
A self-trained cook turned James Beard Award–winning chef, Gabrielle Hamilton opened Prune on New York’s Lower East Side fifteen years ago to great acclaim and lines down the block, both of which continue today. A deeply personal and gracious restaurant, in both menu and philosophy, Prune uses the elements of home cooking and elevates them in unexpected ways. The result is delicious food that satisfies on many levels.
Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast by Mark Anthony Wilson
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1423634470 | 224 pages | EPUB | 50 MB
Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings on the West Coast have not been thoroughly covered in print until now. Between 1909 and 1959, Wright designed a total of 38 structures up and down the West Coast, from Seattle to Southern California. These include well-known structures such as the Marin County Civic Center and Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, and many lesser-known gems such as the 1909 Stewart House near Santa Barbara.
James Halliday, "Australian Wine Companion 2015: The Bestselling and Definitive Guide to Australian Wine"
ISBN: 1742707270 | 2014 | EPUB | 776 pages | 4 MB
Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Australian Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark. The 2015 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information.
In his inimitable style, James Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, each with vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking as well as each wine's closure, alcohol content and price. He provides information about wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details.
English Watercolors: An Introduction by Graham Reynolds
English | 1988 | ISBN: 0941533433 | 160 pages | PDF, EPUB | 31 MB, 54 MB
English artists have made a unique contribution to the art of watercolor painting. In no other Western country has this very attractive medium been used so consistently, or for works of such stature, as in England between 1750 and the present day. In this general survey of the whole period, Graham Reynolds, formerly Keeper of Paintings and of Prints and Drawings at the Victoria & Albert Museum, discusses the paintings of over 100 artists including the well-known watercolorists such as Cozens, Girtin, Cotman and De Wint, as well as artists who are equally known for their work in other media - Gainsborough, Turner, Constable, Sargent, Henry Moore. The 140 illustrations, 64 in color, show the work of these and lesser-known artists and reveal the versatility of this medium, so the reader will be introduced to its use for illustrative caricature and portraiture as well as to the finest examples of traditional landscape watercolors.
Mr. Tony Northrup, "Tony Northrup's Photography Buying Guide: How to Choose a Camera, Lens, Tripod, Flash, & More (Volume 2)"
English | ISBN: 0988263424 | 2013 | EPUB | 288 pages | 9,6 MB
If you're a beginner photographer, this book can save you hundreds of dollars. If you're a seasoned pro, it can save you thousands. With access to over 16 HOURS of online video, this book helps you choose the best equipment for your budget and style of photography.
The Moosewood Cookbook: 40th Anniversary Edition by Mollie Katzen
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1607747561, 1607747391 | 248 pages | PDF | 13,3 MB
The Moosewood Cookbook has inspired generations to cook simple, healthy, and seasonal food. A classic listed as one of the top ten best-selling cookbooks of all time by the New York Times, this 40th anniversary edition of Mollie Katzen's seminal book will be a treasured addition to the cookbook libraries of fans young and old.
Jan-Christopher Horak, "Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design"
English | ISBN: 0813147182 | 2014 | 512 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Iconic graphic designer and Academy Award--winning filmmaker Saul Bass (1920--1996) defined an innovative era in cinema. His title sequences for films such as Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959), and Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch (1955) introduced the idea that opening credits could tell a story, setting the mood for the movie to follow. Bass's stylistic influence can be seen in popular Hollywood franchises from the Pink Panther to James Bond, as well as in more contemporary works such as Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002) and television's Mad Men.
Benjamin J Evans and David Flanagan, "Java in a Nutshell, 6 edition"
English | ISBN: 1449370829 | 2015 | 418 pages | PDF | 6 MB
The latest edition of Java in a Nutshell is designed to help experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but it’s also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, the first section of this thoroughly updated book provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform.
Fresh & Fermented: 85 Delicious Ways to Make Fermented Carrots, Kraut, and Kimchi Part of Every Meal
Julie O'Brien, "Fresh & Fermented: 85 Delicious Ways to Make Fermented Carrots, Kraut, and Kimchi Part of Every Meal"
ISBN: 1570619379 | 2014 | EPUB | 224 pages | 41 MB
Eating naturally fermented, probiotic foods (such as kimchi) is one of the healthiest and most effective ways to improve digestion. Balance the digestive system and boost your immunity with healthful, simple, and delicious everyday meals using Firefly Kitchens' recipes for fermented kimchi, krauts, and carrots. Making homemade fermented foods is simple and delicious. With eighty-five recipes like Kimchi Kick-Start Breakfast, Smoked Salmon Rueben, and Flank Steak over Spicy Noodles, Fresh & Fermented makes it easy to include these healthy foods in every meal.
Jody Vassallo, "Beautiful Food"
ISBN: 1743569017, eISBN: 1488745358 | 2014 | EPUB | 224 pages | 26 MB
"Jody really knows her stuff. . . this is an incredibly beautiful book full of recipes from the heart. " — Jamie Oliver
Healthy recipes to nourish you, inside and out.
Gail Harland, "The Weeder's Digest: Identifying and Enjoying Edible Weeds"
ISBN: 1900322994 | 2012 | EPUB/PDF | 160 pages | 14 MB/14 MB
This practical and attractive guide to identifying and using the many edible varieties of weed will appeal to gardeners, botanists, and horticulturalists, as well as to anyone with an interest in controlling weeds in eco-friendly ways. The main part of the book provides full details of more than 45 species, with advice on how to identify them and use them in the kitchen; it includes recipe suggestions as well as tips for nonculinary uses. It details both the more common weeds, such as nettles, dandelions, chickweed, and ground elder, and the less common, such as brook-lime and pineappleweed. The directory covers both native and nonnative species, including some troublesome invasives. Advice is also given on avoiding plants that are harmful if eaten. With The Weeder's Digest on your bookshelf you can put your weeds to good use; whether for making soup or jam, dyeing fabric or making paper, it's all here.
Bruce A. Arrigo, "Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics"
ISBN: 1452274118 | 2014 | PDF | 1216 pages | 41 MB
Federal, state, county, and municipal police forces all have their own codes of conduct, yet the ethics of being a police officer remain perplexing and are often difficult to apply in dynamic situations. The police misconduct statistics are staggering and indicate that excessive use of force comprises almost a quarter of misconduct cases, with sexual harassment, fraud/theft, and false arrest being the next most prevalent factors. The ethical issues and dilemmas in criminal justice also reach deep into the legal professions, the structure and administration of justice in society, and the personal characteristics of those in the criminal justice professions.