The Innovator's Field Guide: Market Tested Methods and Frameworks to Help You Meet Your Innovation Challenges
The Innovator's Field Guide: Market Tested Methods and Frameworks to Help You Meet Your Innovation Challenges by Peter Skarzynski and David Crosswhite
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1118644301 | 288 pages | PDF | 7,2 MB
A step-by-step guide to successfully transforming any organization
It is well recognized that succeeding at innovation is fundamental in today's hyper-competitive global marketplace. It is the only way to outperform current and emerging competitors sustainably.
Firearms: An Illustrated History by DK Publishing
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1465416056 | 320 pages | PDF | 82 MB
Published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Firearms: An Illustrated History charts the evolution of the gun, from the pistol and rifle, to the machine gun and revolver.
Teresa Marrone, "The Beginner's Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods: Preserve Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, and Meat with a Dehydrator, a Kitchen Oven, or the Sun"
ISBN: 1612121799 | 2014 | PDF | 352 pages | 31 MB
Drying is a simple and easy way to preserve fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and herbs. This comprehensive guide includes everything you need to know to get started, whether you are using a dehydrator, your own oven, or the sun. Expert Teresa Marrone thoroughly covers the basic techniques, all the way through storing and rehydrating your dried foods. From apples to watermelon, asparagus to zucchini, basil to beef, you'll find solid instructions that will ensure great results every time. Marrone also includes recipes for using your dried foods in a wide range of delicious dishes, from pies and cookies to stews and casseroles. There are even instructions for drying fresh pasta and making vegetable snack chips and baby-food purees.
David Kopec, "Dart for Absolute Beginners"
English | ISBN: 1430264810 | 2014 | 336 pages | PDF | 5 MB
ASP.Net Web API 2 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach By Peter Vogel
2014 | 408 Pages | ISBN: 1430259809 | PDF | 3 MB
ASP.NET Web API Recipes gives you the code and the confidence to work with the Web API successfully in any .NET environment. ASP.NET Web API Recipes shows you how to use the Web API with the full range of .NET application development tools to solve common business problems. Find out how this technology allows you to build real world, line-of-business applications more efficiently than ever before.
Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition By Richard Petersen
2014 | 504 Pages | ISBN: 1484200683 | PDF | 24 MB
Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition is a complete guide to using the Fedora 20 Desktop Linux release as your daily driver for multimedia, productivity, social networking, the GNOME 3 desktop, administrative tasks, and more. Author and Linux expert Richard Petersen delves into the operating system as a whole and offers you a complete treatment of Fedora 20 Desktop configuration and use.
Using R for Statistics By Sarah Stowell
2014 | 244 Pages | ISBN: 148420140X | PDF | 7 MB
Welcome to Using R for Statistics. This book was written for anyone who wants to use R to analyze data and create statistical plots. It is suitable for those with little or no experience with R, and aims to get you up and running quickly without having to learn all the details of programming.
Building Bioinformatics Solutions, 2nd edition by Conrad Bessant, Darren Oakley, Ian Shadforth
2014 | ISBN: 0199658552, 0199658560 | English | 368 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Bioinformatics encompasses a broad and ever-changing range of activities involved with the management and analysis of data from molecular biology experiments. Despite the diversity of activities and applications, the basic methodology and core tools needed to tackle bioinformatics problems is common to many projects. This unique book provides an invaluable introduction to three of the main tools used in the development of bioinformatics software - Perl, R and MySQL - and explains how these can be used together to tackle the complex data-driven challenges that typify modern biology. These industry standard open source tools form the core of many bioinformatics projects, both in academia and industry. The methodologies introduced are platform independent, and all the examples that feature have been tested on Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing, and Sustaining Brands by Debbie Millman
2012 | ISBN: 159253726X | English | 312 pages | PDF | 38 MB
Brand Bible is a comprehensive resource on brand design fundamentals. It looks at the influences of modern design going back through time, delivering a short anatomical overview and examines brand treatments and movements in design. You'll learn the steps necessary to develop a successful brand system from defining the brand attributes and assessing the competition, to working with materials and vendors, and all the steps in between. The author, who is the president of the design group at Sterling Brands, has overseen the design/redesign of major brands including Pepsi, Burger King, Tropicana, Kleenex, and many more.
Offshore Geotechnical Engineering by Mark Randolph, Susan Gourvenec
2011 | ISBN: 0415477441 | English | 550 pages | PDF | 14 MB
Design practice in offshore geotechnical engineering has grown out of onshore practice, but the two application areas have tended to diverge over the last thirty years, driven partly by the scale of the foundation and anchoring elements used offshore, and partly by fundamental differences in construction and installation techniques. As a consequence offshore geotechnical engineering has grown as a speciality.
Profitable Day and Swing Trading, + Website: Using Price/Volume Surges and Pattern Recognition to Catch Big Moves in the Stock Market by Harry Boxer
2014 | ISBN: 1118714873 | English | 216 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Harry Boxer's proven techniques for short-term traders
Written in easy-to-understand language, Profitable Day and Swing Trading + Website explains the trading tactics that draw on price, volume, and pattern recognition. Highly regarded trader Harry Boxer offers the information needed to recognize chart patterns, identify trades, and execute entries and exits that will maximize profits and limit losses. Boxer also reveals his concept of price-volume surges as the key to identifying the most lucrative trades. Throughout the book, Boxer describes his routine for preparing for each trading day, selecting stocks to monitor, and how he keeps track of prices and executes trades.
Step by step, this indispensible resource provides the strategies for opening range gaps, the breakouts, and the techniques that have sustained Boxer during his storied Wall Street career. Most notably, he reveals how to trade rising channels following an opening gap or high-volume breakout. Boxer also shows how his strategies can be applied for both day trading and swing trading.
Internet Research Illustrated by Donald I. Barker, Melissa Barker
2013 | ISBN: 1285854128 | English | 120 pages | PDF | 23 MB
Equip your students with Internet Research knowledge using this practical user-friendly book from the Illustrated Series. New edition features vastly expanded coverage of social media search, with an entire unit now dedicated to the topic. Explores how to use social media meta search engines to find information from multiple social media sites simultaneously. Additional emphasis on evaluating the value, veracity, and reliability of content found online. Continued attention to Boolean search and the use of other advanced search operators to maximize the efficacy of Internet research. Streamlined coverage of specialty searches and the use of subject directories, using state-of-the-art search techniques.
Architectures for Computer Vision: From Algorithm to Chip with Verilog by Hong Jeong
2014 | ISBN: 111865918X | English | 469 pages | PDF | 7 MB
About the Author
Hong Jeong joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at POSTECH in January 1988, after graduating from the Department of EECS at MIT. He has worked at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey and has visited the Department of Electrical Engineering at USC. He has taught integrated courses, such as multimedia algorithms, Verilog HDL design, and recognition engineering, in the Department of Electrical Engineering at POSTECH. He is interested in illing in the gaps between computer vision algorithms and VLSI architectures, using GPU and advanced HDL languages
Molecular Electronic-Structure Theory by Trygve Helgaker, Poul Jorgensen, Jeppe Olsen
2013 | ISBN: 1118531477 | English | 944 pages | PDF | 67 MB
Ab initio quantum chemistry has emerged as an important tool in chemical research and is appliced to a wide variety of problems in chemistry and molecular physics. Recent developments of computational methods have enabled previously intractable chemical problems to be solved using rigorous quantum-mechanical methods.
This is the first comprehensive, up-to-date and technical work to cover all the important aspects of modern molecular electronic-structure theory. Topics covered in the book include:
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History by Andrew C. Isenberg
2014 | ISBN: 0195324900 | English | 800 pages | PDF | 7 MB
The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.
Encyclopedia of Language Development by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe
2014 | ISBN: 1452258767 | English | 784 pages | PDF | 10 MB
The progression from newborn to sophisticated language user in just a few short years is often described as wonderful and miraculous. What are the biological, cognitive, and social underpinnings of this miracle? What major language development milestones occur in infancy? What methodologies do researchers employ in studying this progression? Why do some become adept at multiple languages while others face a lifelong struggle with just one? What accounts for declines in language proficiency, and how might such declines be moderated?
Despite an abundance of textbooks, specialized monographs, and a couple of academic handbooks, there has been no encyclopedic reference work in this area--until now. The Encyclopedia of Language Development covers the breadth of theory and research on language development from birth through adulthood, as well as their practical application.
Making IT Lean: Applying Lean Practices to the Work of IT by Howard Williams, Rebecca Duray
2012 | ISBN: 1439876029 | English | 232 pages | PDF | 2 MB
aking IT Lean: Applying Lean Practices to the Work of IT presents Lean concepts and techniques for improving processes and eliminating waste in IT operations and IT Service Management, in a manner that is easy to understand. The authors provide a context for discussing several areas of application within this domain, allowing you to quickly gain insight into IT processes and Lean principles.
Addressing Techniques of Liquid Crystal Displays (Wiley Series in Display Technology) by Temkar N. Ruckmongathan
2014 | ISBN: 1119940451 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 20 MB
Unique reference source that can be used from the beginning to end of a design project to aid choosing an appropriate LCD addressing technique for a given application
This book will be aimed at design engineers who are likely to embed LCD drivers and controllers in many systems including systems on chip. Such designers face the challenge of making the right choice of an addressing technique that will serve them with best performance at minimal cost and complexity. Readers will be able to learn about various methods available for driving matrix LCDs and the comparisons at the end of each chapter will aid readers to make an informed design choice.
Developing the Core (Sport Performance Series) by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association and Jeffrey Willardson
2013 | ISBN: 0736095497 | English | 224 pages | EPUB | 18 MB
Elite-level athletes take great pride in their fitness and physical strength. You can’t help but notice the muscular legs or well-defined arms. However, whether they are known for a powerful golf swing or a hard hockey slap shot , the best athletes all have one thing in common—a strong and well-conditioned core.
The world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), brings you the authoritative resource on strengthening the core to maximize sport performance. With contributions by 17 of the top names in sport training, conditioning, and science, Developing the Core features over 50 of the most effective exercises, science-based assessment tools, sport-specific programs, and expert advice for developing a personalized core program.
Basketball, football, soccer, golf, baseball, tennis—no matter what your sort, Developing the Core will place you on the path to success and your strongest midsection ever.
A Concise Public Speaking Handbook (4th Edition) by Steven A. Beebe, Susan J. Beebe
2014 | ISBN: 0205897215 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Offers an audience-centered approach to public speaking
A Concise Public Speaking Handbook integrates the steps of preparing and delivering a speech with the ongoing process of considering the audience. The comprehensive coverage of key public speaking topics and skills makes this title an ideal core text for public speaking courses and its low cost makes it affordable as a supplement for any course or setting that requires public speaking.
The Complete Leader: Everything You Need to Become a High-Performing Leader by Ron Price, Randy Lisk
2014 | ISBN: 1612060838 | English | 320 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
You have the formal education, the experience and maybe even the title. Yet, you crave additional development of your leadership skills--not just another business book or workshop, but something practical, actionable and real-world. The Complete Leader is for you.
Executive coaches Randy Lisk and Ron Price combine experiences and tools gleaned from decades working with leaders from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses to present twenty-five modules in The Complete Leader. Each skill is organized around the four qualities necessary to leadership excellence.
Presented in a way that is both customizable and scalable, each leadership competency utilizes practical tools for defining, practicing and becoming the greatest version of yourself. The companion site, TheCompleteLeader.org, includes individual assessments and furthers the ideas presented in each section, offering additional methods to deepen practice and learning. This combination of book, assessments and website round out a robust program designed for today s established executives and tomorrow's emerging leaders.
Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab (2nd Edition) by Richard Saferstein
2013 | ISBN: 0131391879 | English | 576 pages | PDF | 36 MB
Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, Second Edition, is designed to present forensic science in a straightforward and student-friendly format. Ideal for students with limited background in the sciences, topics are arranged to integrate scientific methodology with actual forensic applications. Discussions are focused on explaining state-of-the-art technology without delving into extraneous theories that may bore or overwhelm non-science students. Only the most relevant scientific and technological concepts are presented, keeping students focused on the practical knowledge they’ll need in the field.
Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats by Christi Johnstone
2014 | ISBN: 0762452528 | English | 292 pages | PDF | 3 MB
It’s fun to bake, but it’s really fun to decorate!
Leave the baking to the experts and enjoy the really fun part of cookies—decorating! Using common store-bought ingredients like cookies, candy, graham crackers, icing, sprinkles, nuts, and more, this clever cookie book shows you how to create fifty visually appealing treats in less time than it takes to make a batch of cupcakes.
Smart Cookie shows you how to enjoy all the creativity of decorating by taking store-bought ingredients and assembling them into cute creations like ice cream cones, donuts, babies’ rattles, birthday hats, gumball machines, and more. Also included is information on ingredients, techniques and equipment, packaging and display, and one hundred full-color photos throughout.
Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook by Enid Borden
2012 | ISBN: 1936661985 | English | 288 pages | EPUB | 10 MB
Celebrating the importance of family, Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook includes recipes from the tables of well-known actors, chefs, writers, and other celebrities along with personal stories about their favorite family meals. Learn to cook:
• Patti LaBelle’s Baja Fish Tacos
• Cokie Roberts’ Artichoke Gratin
• Al Roker’s New Orleans–Style Barbecued Shrimp
• Judi Dench’s Bread and Butter Pudding
Other contributors include Helen Mirren, Martha Stewart, former First Lady Barbara Bush, Mario Batali, Paula Deen, Joan Lunden, Kurt Warner, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Rivers, and many more.
Providing more than a million meals a day for seniors across America, Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization of its kind. Each sale of Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook helps to end senior hunger in America.
Investing in Frontier Markets: Opportunity, Risk and Role in an Investment Portfolio by Gavin Graham, Al Emid, David Feather
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1118556321 | 256 pages | EPUB | 3,5 MB
The only comprehensive guide to reaping big returns investing in the hottest new growth markets
This book makes a compelling case that, just as today's well-rounded portfolio includes emerging market funds, tomorrow's well-rounded portfolio will include frontier market funds. More importantly, it alerts you to the vast opportunities and potential pitfalls of investing in frontier markets while providing expert advice and guidance on how to research and invest in the most promising frontier growth markets. Widely considered to be the next emerging markets, frontier markets, such as those of certain sub-Saharan African, Eastern European, Asian, and Central and South American countries, are showing strong signs of reaching economic critical mass. If you are an investor on the lookout for authoritative, actionable information on the next big investment opportunity, this book is for you.
Provides sector-by-sector analyses that let you assess opportunities and risks in each frontier market
Provides strategies and tools for determining the most efficient methods for executing, monitoring, and exiting investments
Guides you through the wide diversity within frontier markets, showing how to differentiate countries on the basis of economic development and wealth distribution and other factors