A Concise Introduction to Logic by Patrick J. Hurley
2014 | ISBN: 1285196546 | English | 736 pages | PDF | 45 MB
Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic book on the market. In this Twelfth Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. The edition's new Previews connect a section's content to real-life scenarios, using everyday examples to "translate" new notions and terms into concepts that readers unfamiliar with the subject matter can relate to. An extensive, carefully sequenced collection of exercises guides readers toward greater proficiency with the skills they are learning.
Kelly L. Murdock, "Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 Bible"
ISBN: 1118755073 | 2013 | PDF | 1320 pages | 321 MB
A complete reference covering the newest version of 3ds Max software
Autodesk 3ds Max is the popular 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software preferred by game developers and graphic designers in film and television. This comprehensive reference not only introduces beginners to this pricey and complex software, but also serves as a reference for experienced users. Packed with expert advice from popular author Kelly Murdock, it begins with a Quick Start tutorial to get you up and running, then continues with more than 150 step-by-step tutorials, advanced coverage, and plenty of tips and timesavers.
Stephane Reynaud, "Gourmet Hot Dogs: How to Dress your Dog with Style"
ISBN: 1743363133, eISBN: 1743438281, ASIN: B00K7VHTRO | 2014 | EPUB | 171 pages | 40 MB
Featuring 60 easy, tasty hot dog recipes, prepared with passion in gourmet French style, Stephane Reynaud's Gourmet Hot Dogs is peppered throughout with light- hearted, quirky illustrations of cute canines, each with their eye on a tasty hot dog morsel.
Lance Jay Brown, David Dixon, "Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities"
ISBN: 1118453638 | 2014 | PDF | 336 pages | 208 MB
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised to include thorough coverage of sustainability issues and to integrate new case studies into the core concepts discussed. Ancillary materials, including PowerPoint slides, sample questions and projects, and bonus case studies, help to enrich understanding of this topic.
Magento Responsive Theme Design By Richard Carter
2013 | 110 Pages | ISBN: 1783980362 | EPUB, MOBI, PDF | 6 MB + 9 MB + 4 MB
Leverage the power of Magento to successfully develop and deploy a responsive Magento theme
Build a mobile-, tablet-, and desktop-friendly e-commerce site
Refine your Magento store's product and category pages for mobile
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide on how to get up and running with Magento
101 Ways to Work Out with Weights
Publisher: F a i r W i n d s | PDF | ISBN: 1592332161 | 192 pages | 101 MB
Another follow-up to our successful 101 Ways to Work Out on the Ball, this book targets another piece of inexpensive yet powerful equipment - dumbbells. Many people buy them but either use them incorrectly or not at all because they're not sure how. This book gives 101 different exercises for upper and lower body that you can do in the gym or at home. Strength training can actually change the shape of your body, improve your metabolism, and build bone strength - but most women aren't sure how to do it. This book makes it easy to reap the enormous benefits of weight training?in your own home.
Wild Cats of the World
Language: English | PDF | ISBN-10: 0226779998 | 2002 | 462 pages | 44 MB
Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow?
Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers by Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1608955567 | 93 pages | EPUB | 5,6 MB
Emphasizing the usefulness of ambient lighting, this guidebook gives unlimited access to the methods used by professionals. Starting with a discussion of the advantages and challenges of working with natural light, the text then explores the positive impact it can have on a photographer’s creativity and how to deal with the compromises that using available light sometimes require. Examples from this preliminary section emphasize learning through experimentation. Next, the book explores camera settings including white balance, contrast, and saturation. The authors demonstrate that thoughtful adjustment to these settings can yield images that more closely reflect the mood of the scene and minimize postproduction editing. Several chapters deal with modifying available light through the delicate use of reflectors to bounce light, polarizers to cut glare, and the proper procedure for adding neutral density filters to control brightness. With the techniques presented, photographers will learn to use available light to its fullest advantage.
Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship by Richard Cadena
English | 2008 | ISBN: 097981071X | 160 pages | EPUB | 3,6 MB
(Book). Starting with the basics and progressing through the details of advanced lighting design, this guide covers everything from lighting metrics (the measurement of light) to the classic approach to lighting and the all-important "jewel" lighting method commonly used where video is an important aspect of the production. It also addresses the study of aesthetics of lighting, including the use of diffusion and a detailed analysis of color theory and how it applies to lighting design.
Duane Preble Emeritus, Sarah Preble, "Prebles' Artforms (11th Edition)"
2013 | ISBN-10: 0205968112 | 536 pages | PDF | 103 MB
The title of this book has a dual meaning. As humans form works of art, we are in turn formed by what we create. The art world constantly evolves, as today’s artists interpret, challenge, and ultimately create the world around them. The 11th edition of Prebles’ Artforms reflects this dynamic environment; it is one of the most exhaustive revisions in the book’s history. Three recent trends drive this edition: changing pedagogical needs, new scholarly research, and recent creativity by artists around the world.
Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional Photographers by Lou Szoke
English | 2012 | ISBN: 160895305X | 158 pages | EPUB | 8 MB
With lighting techniques beneficial for professional photographers but also accessible for those less experienced with a camera, this handy reference offers insights into utilizing “hot lights” (tungsten-based continuous light sources) to achieve glamorous, Hollywood-inspired shots. This “Hollywood” lighting—characterized by dramatic contrast, sharp shadows, and a sultry mood—is simple to create and allows photographers to “sculpt” the subject, accentuating their best features while minimizing flaws. Though the focus is on nostalgic lighting style, the book acknowledges modern advances in photographic technology and discusses how to produce these dazzling retro effects using both digital and traditional film cameras. Throughout the book, lighting diagrams showing the photograph’s setup accompany nearly every image, carefully illustrating the lighting techniques for easy re-creation.
The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged: Ten All-New Muscle-Building Programs for Men and Women by Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1583334653, 1583335366 | 368 pages | EPUB | 4,5 MB
This supercharged new edition of the super-effective weightlifting exercise program features all-new workouts to build maximum strength
Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera by Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1608952371 | 122 pages | EPUB | 6,2 MB
Arguing that photography should be about more than gear, shooting modes, and computer programs, this book highlights methods for creating artistic photographs in the moment a picture is taken, rather than later in the editing process. In stark contrast to the “fix everything in post production” approach dominating modern digital photography, this reference demonstrates a more purposeful approach to shooting each frame—carefully considering the subject’s focus and determining the best camera settings, lighting, lens choice, and composition to achieve that objective.
Master's Guide to Off-Camera Flash: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers by Barry Staver
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1608952487 | 160 pages | EPUB | 8,3 MB
By emphasizing basic principles of good lighting and how to apply them, this informative guide shows advanced amateur photographers and professionals how to improve their photographic skills. After explaining different types of light, flash basics, and the benefits of on- and off-camera lighting techniques, it discusses how to use this information to increase the “gasp factor”—that powerful, emotional response that compels the viewer to take a second look at a photograph. Also included are assignments meant to help solidify this new flash knowledge for the photographer in order to put it into practice. As a bonus, the book contains inspirational stories demonstrating real-world applications of the techniques from a photojournalist with decades of experience.
ABCs of Beautiful Light: A Complete Course in Lighting for Photographers
Rosanne Olson | 2014 | PDF | ISBN: 1608957179 | 129 pages | 100 Mb
Everything we see is lit by one source or another. The questions are: what and how? That is what this book is designed to teach you. Through Rosanne Olson’s tried-and-true course on lighting principles for photography, video, and art in general, you will discover how the angles and heights of your light sources affect your pictures. You will learn how to work with light modifiers to change the quality of your light, and how to control light to create a feeling of depth and dimension—whether you’re shooting with natural light, continuous artificial light, studio strobes, dedicated flash, or a combination of sources. Assignments are included to help you put each concept into practice as you perfect your skills and train your eyes to see the subtleties of light. You will never look at a photograph or painting in the same way after you read this book!
Portrait Photographer's Handbook by Bill Hurter
English | 2007 | ISBN: 158428207X | 124 pages | EPUB | 30 MB
Combining time-tested practices with contemporary methods, this guidebook details the fine art of capturing formal and casual posed images. With advice and guidance from the finest and most decorated portrait and wedding photographers in the country, this instructional discusses subjects such as lighting in the studio and on location, improving improvisational shooting techniques, and how to retouch images in the post-production process to create truly flawless looks. A chapter addressing the common problems in taking portraitures—from working with subjects with glasses to subjects that vary in size, facial features, and skin tone—is also included.
Lisa Engelbrecht, "Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: A Mark-Making Workbook for Crafters, Cardmakers, and Journal Artists"
ISBN: 1592536441 | 2010 | EPUB | 160 pages | 82 MB
Calligraphy, the art of elegant, beautiful lettering, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, and even for art journalers and scrapbookers who like creative text in their works, calligraphy books and classes are hot.
Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy by Phil Barden
English | April 8, 2013 | ISBN: 1118345606 | ISBN-13: 9781118345603 | 288 pages | EPUB | 8,7 MB
In this groundbreaking book Phil Barden reveals what decision science explains about people’s purchase behaviour, and specifically demonstrates its value to marketing.
Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill: How to Grow & Overwinter 165 Tender Plants by Brian McGowan, Alice McGowan
2008 | ISBN: 1603420428 | English | 208 pages | EPUB | 19 MB
Cooler-zone gardeners are discovering that with a little wintertime care, plants that have long been considered "annuals" can thrive for years. These plants — including geraniums, gladioli, dahlias, begonias, rosemary, lavender, snapdragons, and even impatiens — aren't annuals at all. Rather, they are tender perennials.
Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers by Marcia C. Carmichael
2011 | ISBN: 0870204661 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 55 MB
Culture and history can be passed from one generation to the next through the food we eat, the vegetables and fruits we plant and harvest, and the fragrant flowers and herbs that enliven our gardens. The plants our ancestors grew tell stories about their way of life.
English | 2013 | PDF+MOBI | 144 pages | 70MB
Acrobatic Sex Positions brings exciting twists and turns to 69 sex positions so wild you almost won't believe them. Not for the timid, these positions challenge flexibility and stamina and will get readers head over heels—as well as sideways and upside down—to facilitate deep penetration, hit multiple hot spots, and yield amazing orgasms.
English | 196 pages | EPUB | 26MB
Delve into the creative world of Adobe, and get to know four of its most-used programs. Whether it's photo editing or illustrating, designing layouts or enhancing video clips, discover top tips and follow step-by-step tutorials. You'll find your creative projects will be easier and look better in no time at all.
Russian and Soviet Painting
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1977 | ISBN: 0870991620 | English | 172 pages | PDF | 28.7 MB
This third exhibition in the cultural exchange between the Museums of the Soviet Union and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented first in New York and later in San Francisco, encompasses the full range of painting in Russia from the fourteenth century to the present.
English | 212 pages | EPUB | 30MB
A collection of great tutorials on how to get more out of Photoshop CC. As Adobe takes a giant leap into the world of cloud-based subscription services for its latest instalment of Photoshop, we bring you some great tutorials that range from basic photo edits to the more adventurous digital artwork that will have you creating some of your best work to date. The Photoshop CC Book also comes with a free disc packed with tutorial files, outstanding textures, watercolour brushes, web gradients, and video tutorials from Digital-tutors that will take you through some digital painting essentials.
Sandra E. Shumway, "Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment"
2011 | ISBN-10: 0813814138 | 528 pages | PDF | 217 MB
Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment focuses primarily on the issues surrounding environmental sustainability of shellfish aquaculture. The chapters in this book provide readers with the most current data available on topics such as resource enhancement and habitat restoration. Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment is also an invaluable resource for those looking to develop and implement environmental best management practices. Edited one of the world′s leading shellfish researchers and with contributions from around the world, Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment is the definitive source of information for this increasingly important topic.