Struggle for Democracy (11th Edition)
Edward S. Greenberg, Benjamin I. Page, "Struggle for Democracy (11th Edition)"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0205909043, 0205936970 | 720 pages | PDF | 32 MB


The Struggle for Democracy provides students with an understanding of the American political process and with the tools to critically evaluate that process. This text focuses on the role that democracy has played in the American story and asks students how democracy is–or isn’t–revealed in our politics and government. It encourages students to examine how deeply connected politics and government are with historical, economic, and social influences. The Struggle for Democracy both strengthens a fundamental aspect of critical thinking and tells a unique story of our country’s political development.

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Organic Sweets and Treats: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes
Michal Moses, Ivana Nitzan, "Organic Sweets and Treats: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes"
ISBN: 1623540399 | 2014 | PDF | 144 pages | 16 MB


It's time to eat healthy. Avoid all those chemicals, preservatives, and unhealthy ways to grow and raise our food. Here are some of our favorite dessert treats, and they are all organic. You'll find delicious cookies, cakes, bars, treats for kids and adults, pops and snacks—all tantalizing and all 100% organic. There are complete cooking instructions, colorful photos of the how-to and the finished desserts, and everything you need to know to create your own.

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Cody\'s Collection of Popular SAS Programming Tasks and How to Tackle Them
Cody's Collection of Popular SAS Programming Tasks and How to Tackle Them by Ron Cody
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1612903339 | 162 pages | PDF | 2,4 MB


Cody’s Collection of Popular SAS Programming Tasks and How to Tackle Them presents often-used programming tasks that readers can either use as presented or modify to fit their own programs, all in one handy volume.

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Carpenter\'s Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques
Carpenter's Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques by Art Carpenter
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1607649918 | 570 pages | PDF | 7,7 MB


Carpenter's Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques offers advanced SAS programmers an all-in-one programming reference that includes advanced topics not easily found outside the depths of SAS documentation or more advanced training classes. Art Carpenter has written fifteen chapters of advanced tips and techniques, including topics on data summary, data analysis, and data reporting. Special emphasis is placed on DATA step techniques that solve complex data problems. There are numerous examples that illustrate advanced techniques that take advantage of formats, interface with the macro language, and utilize the Output Delivery System. Additional topics include operating system interfaces, table lookup techniques, and the creation of customized reports.

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500 Poses for Photographing Brides: A Visual Sourcebook for Professional Digital Wedding Photographers (Epub)
Michelle Perkins, "500 Poses for Photographing Brides: A Visual Sourcebook for Professional Digital Wedding Photographers"
ISBN: 158428272X | 2010 | EPUB | 128 pages | 53 MB


Containing numerous contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual concerning wedding portraits explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph-one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, legs, or torso-in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths. Since posing is the second most challenging aspect of photography and with the added complications of a wedding-from the bride's personal style to her figure and gown-it can be very easy for a photographer to make a wrong turn. This perceptive reference provides the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas.

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Baking: From My Home to Yours
Dorie Greenspan, "Baking: From My Home to Yours"
ISBN: 0618443363 | 2006 | EPUB | 528 pages | 20 MB


Dorie Greenspan has written recipes for the most eminent chefs in the world: Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and arguably the greatest of them all, Julia Child, who once told Dorie, “You write recipes just the way I do.” Her recipe writing has won widespread praise for its literate curiosity and “patient but exuberant style.” (One hard-boiled critic called it “a joy forever.”) In Baking: From My Home to Yours, her masterwork, Dorie applies the lessons from three decades of experience to her first and real love: home baking. The 300 recipes will seduce a new generation of bakers, whether their favorite kitchen tools are a bowl and a whisk or a stand mixer and a baker’s torch.

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Jeff Smith\'s Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography (Epub)
Jeff Smith, "Jeff Smith's Posing Techniques for Location Portrait Photography"
ISBN: 1584282258 | 2007 | EPUB | 128 pages | 5 MB


This comprehensive guide to location portraits teaches the basics of good head-to-toe posing, indoors and out, and shows the classical approaches used throughout photographic history to create a pleasing rendition of the human form. Additional introductory chapters detail the four main posing styles and reveal how to determine which will work best with a subject, their clothing, the location, and the purpose of the portrait. Chapters for advanced photographers highlight the creation of a wide variety of individual and group poses-including ground, seated, head-and-shoulders, and standing-to be utilized in tandem with stairs, rocks, and other architectural and natural elements. A chapter devoted to the essential business skills needed to professionally schedule appointments, work through consultations, manage sessions, and present and deliver final prints is also included.

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Hospitals
Hospitals
Design Media Publishing Ltd. | 2011 | ISBN: N/A | English | 287 pages | PDF | 41 MB


With their unity of technology and construction, few architectural projects are as interesting or complex as that of hospital design.This book presents a series of case studies from the last five years, which both illustrate the functional importance of such purpose-built edifices while giving consideration to the aesthetic criteria of the architecture. In this way book explains the essence of hospital design.

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Libraries
Libraries
Design Media Publishing Ltd. | 2011 | ISBN: N/A | English | 271 pages | PDF | 40 MB


This book presents recently completed libraries from around the world. Readers will experience how the architects deal with the special functions of the library setting, how they combine architecture and books, and how they reflect local architecture styles. Both architecture and interior design are covered, making this a practical reference for professional architects and interior designers.

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Airbrushing: The Essential Guide (Epub)
Fred Crellin, "Airbrushing: The Essential Guide"
ISBN: 1847975224 | 2013 | EPUB | 144 pages | 33 MB


Airbrushing is a versatile and exciting art. The technique has been used for some 150 years, and is now finding ever more applications. This beautiful book explains how to use an airbrush. It looks at the fundamentals of how to get started, advises on maintenance of the tool and then gives step-by-step examples of a range of projects. With troubleshooting tips throughout, it enables you to get the most from your airbrush and create beautiful pieces with a professional finish.

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Drawing Dragons: Learn How to Create Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dragons (Epub)
Sandra Staple, "Drawing Dragons: Learn How to Create Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dragons"
ISBN: 1569756414 | 2008 | EPUB | 160 pages | 18 MB


In easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail, Drawing Dragons teaches you all the tricks and techniques you’ll need to create your own amazing dragons. You’ll discover how to draw all types of dragons using nothing but a pencil. Drawing Dragons shows how to bring to life fierce warriors and bearded ancients as well as baby hatchlings and protective mothers. It also features a special section on adding claws, scales, horns, jewels and other unique details to your dragons.

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The Stories of the Mona Lisa: An Imaginary Museum Tale about the History of Modern Art (Epub)
Piotr Barsony, "The Stories of the Mona Lisa: An Imaginary Museum Tale about the History of Modern Art"
ISBN: 1620872285 | 2012 | EPUB | 56 pages | 17 MB


“Dad, will you tell me a story?” asks a little girl. “Sure,” artist Piotr Barsony responds. “I’ll tell you a story about a painting. And the Mona Lisa, the most beautiful painting in all the world, will be our subject.” Thus begins the fascinating history of modern painting through what many consider the most famous work in the history of art: the Mona Lisa by Léonardo De Vinci. Piotr acts as the museum guide for his young daughter throughout the book, taking us on a journey through an imaginary museum. He describes famous art movements and artists, including: impressionism, cubism, expressionism, favism, minimalism, surrealism; Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Picasso, Bacon, Pollock, and more. All of the most famous painters of the modern and contemporary art movements are explained with their own Mona Lisa portraits, in their signature styles.

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The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts and Fantasy Creatures (Epub)
Michael Dobrzycki, "The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts and Fantasy Creatures: Discover Simple Step-by-Step Techniques for Drawing Fantastic Creatures of Folklore and Legend"
ISBN: 1600580122 | 2007 | EPUB | 144 pages | 53 MB


The ever-increasing popularity of mythological and fantasy creatures in film, graphic novels, and television creates high demand for instruction books on drawing these fantastic beasts. In this newest addition to our Collector's series, aspiring artists will find 144 pages of clear, step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from fire-breathing dragons to seven-headed monsters and magical fairies. Information on the origin and history of mythological creatures gives this book an extra-special appeal. The author's helpful tips on shading and drawing techniques show readers everything they need to know to create their own impressive beasts.

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The Art of Oil Painting (Epub)
Walter Foster Creative Team, "The Art of Oil Painting"
ISBN: 1560107510 | 2003 | EPUB | 144 pages | 95 MB


This compilation of projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist’s Library series titles provides inspiration and instruction on every aspect of oil painting. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, The Art of Oil Painting is filled with information that artists of all skill levels will find useful. The contributing artists are all acclaimed for their particular styles and approaches to oil painting, so there are countless lessons you can learn from their individual and distinct perspectives. And the step-by-step demonstrations guide aspiring artists through the oil painting process using a wide variety of inspiring painting subjects-so there’s something for everyone! With this comprehensive reference, you’ll soon discover how exciting painting in oil can be.

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Monte Zucker\'s Portrait Photography Handbook (Epub)
Monte Zucker, "Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook"
ISBN: 1584282134 | 2007 | EPUB | 128 pages | 30 MB


Master of portraiture Monte Zucker presents page after page of essential photographic lessons to enable photographers to achieve and exceed their financial and artistic goals. Providing instructions on how to conduct a well-crafted client consultation, readers will learn which angles of the face to photograph, how to pose the body, where to place the camera, and the proper positioning of lighting equipment in order to cultivate an emotional connection with clients to produce an ideal image. Chapters with expert advice on digital imaging cleanup and finishing techniques, clothing and makeup selection, and location and studio backdrop options to reinforce portrait concepts are also included.

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Design in Modular Construction
Design in Modular Construction by Mark Lawson, Ray Ogden, Chris Goodier
2014 | ISBN: 0415554500 | English | 280 pages | PDF | 89 MB


Modular construction can dramatically improve efficiency in construction, through factory production of pre-engineered building units and their delivery to the site either as entire buildings or as substantial elements. The required technology and application are developing rapidly, but design is still in its infancy. Good design requires a knowledge of modular production, installation and interface issues and also an understanding of the economics and client-related benefits which influence design decisions.

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The Dog Book: Dogs of Historical Distinction (Old House)
The Dog Book: Dogs of Historical Distinction (Old House) by Kathleen Walker-Meikle
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1908402903 | 144 pages | EPUB | 49 MB


Excerpts:
• Homer's Odysseus' ancient faithful dog Argos is the only one to recognize him when he returns from the Trojan War after twenty years. Now neglected and covered in fleas, Argos lay on a dung heap by the stables, but pricked up his ears at his master's approach, wagging his tail and dropping his ears. Odysseus saw Argos but is in disguise and cannot greet him, shedding a hidden tear for the loyal hound.

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Apartment Buildings Today
Apartment Buildings Today
Links International | 2011 | ISBN: 8492796847 | English | 294 pages | PDF | 76.6 MB


Alvaro Siza, Neutelings & Riedijk, Bevk Perovi, Delugan Meissl and Eduardo Souto de Moura are among the distinguished archiects whose work is featured in this dynamic collection. Centring on residential architecture it considers the finest achievements of the worlds most prestigious architects in recent times. From supremely innovative and avant-garde proposals for new apartment buildings, to those that aim to create residential spaces which adapt to their contents and use we gain valuable understanding of how ideas mutate. Supported by explanatory commentory and accompanied by full colour photographs and floor plans this volume is sure to delight and inspire all those with an interest, lay or professional, in this field of architecture.

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Specifics: Discussing Landscape Architecture
Specifics: Discussing Landscape Architecture By Christiane Sorensen, Karoline Liedtke
2014 | 512 Pages | ISBN: 3868592997 | PDF | 68 MB


Landscape architecture's fundamental task is to uncover and develop the specificity of a site. SPECIFICS emphasizes the differences of qualities of a location and invites to focus and concentrate on significant strategies for research and teaching in view of recent insights and global developments. In this book, scientists, planners, landscape architects, architects, artists, engineers, officials and students from around the world present and discuss innovative approaches and future developments in thinking and designing Landscape within research, teaching, planning and construction.

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Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet
 

Ryan Mitchell, "Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet"
ISBN: 1440333165 | 2014 | EPUB, MOBI, PDF | 176 pages | 51 MB  

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset.

This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way.

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Ab Wheel Workouts: 50 Exercises to Stretch and Strengthen Your Abs, Core, Arms, Back and Legs
 

Ab Wheel Workouts: 50 Exercises to Stretch and Strengthen Your Abs, Core, Arms, Back and Legs by Karl Knopf
English | ISBN: 1612432336 | PDF | 144 pages | 4 MB
SUPERCHARGE YOUR CORE WORKOUT Follow the program in this book and achieve the ripped, rock-hard abs you've always wanted. The highly effective exercises in Ab Wheel Workouts unleash the full potential of this simple, compact piece of equipment for intense muscle building and fast fat burning. With this book and an ab wheel, you'll rapidly develop a strong, lean physique, including: * Sculpted Abs * Improved Posture * Toned Upper Body * Greater Athleticism Packed with hundreds of step-by-step photos, clearly explained exercises and six progressive training programs, Ab Wheel Workouts will have you rolling your way to a six-pack in no time.  

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Understanding RAW Photography - The Expanded Guide
Understanding RAW Photography - The Expanded Guide
Ammonite Press | 2014 | ISBN: N/A | English | 192 pages | True PDF | 17 MB


The RAW file format is digital photography's equivalent of a negative in film photography: it contains untouched, 'raw' pixel information straight from the digital camera's sensor, which must be processed to produce the final result. In depth text offers hints and tips on interpreting RAW images and gives step-by-step information on processes such as demosaicing and white balance, interpreting and converting images, adjusting colour saturation and final generation of JPEG or TIFF format.

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Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D - The Expanded Guide
Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D - The Expanded Guide
Ammonite Press | 2014 | ISBN: N/A | English | 240 pages | True PDF | 20 MB


Flagged as the world's smallest and lightest DSLR camera (among cameras using the APS-C size equivalent sensors), and an ideal model for those stepping up from a smartphone or compact camera, Canon's Rebel SL1/EOS 100D packs an impressive specification into its petite body. With its 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor and fast DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the camera is capable of delivering high quality images, and boasts an impressive ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for stills and 100–6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video. Up to 4.0 fps continuous shooting means the camera performs well in dim lighting or when capturing fast action subjects. To ensure crisp and clear photos and movies, the SL1's Hybrid CMOS AF II delivers accurate AF tracking during Live View shooting. Full HD Movie Mode with Movie Servo AF work together with STM lenses for smooth, quiet continuous AF. The SL1 has an Optical Viewfinder in addition to a bright, wide Touch Screen 3.0" Clear View LCD monitor II. Special scene modes and Creative Filters are available in real-time display.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Word 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Word 2013 by Elaine Marmel
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1118517695 | ISBN-13: 9781118517697 | 352 pages | PDF | 33 MB


Get up to speed on the newest version of Word with visual instruction.
Microsoft Word is the standard for word processing programs, and the newest version offers additional functionality you'll want to use. Get up to speed quickly and easily with the step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots in this popular guide!

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GPU Pro 5: Advanced Rendering Techniques
GPU Pro 5: Advanced Rendering Techniques by Wolfgang Engel
2014 | ISBN: 1482208636 | English | 522 pages | PDF | 88 MB


In GPU Pro5: Advanced Rendering Techniques, section editors Wolfgang Engel, Christopher Oat, Carsten Dachsbacher, Michal Valient, Wessam Bahnassi, and Marius Bjorge have once again assembled a high-quality collection of cutting-edge techniques for advanced graphics processing unit (GPU) programming.

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