Peter Cope, "100 Ways to Make Good Photos Great: Tips & Techniques for Improving Your Digital Photography"
ISBN: 1446303004 | 2013 | EPUB/PDF | 144 pages | 16 MB/40 MB
Discover 100 ideas for turning your good photos into great ones. This is a practical and accessible guide that includes inspirational examples of great photographs and compares and contrasts these with more average images. This, along with easy to follow tips and techniques, will show you how easy it easy to achieve the same results. 100 Ways to Make Good Photos Great covers all of the key photographic genres - capturing the perfect portraits, shooting social photography, photographing the outdoors, indoor photography, taking great photos of your holidays and travels, and shooting night and low light photography - as well as getting the very best from your shots through creating portfolios and presentations. Now that most people have a camera or camera phone, the term 'point and shoot' has become ever prevalent. However, sometimes we will want something more than good snapshots. 100 Ways to Make Good Photos Great will show you ways, often simple and fun ways, to create great photos that will be more emotive and meaningful to you. Cutting through the mystique in photography, whether you are an aspirational amateur wanting to make your photographs even better, or an enthusiastic beginner who just wants to produce more satisfying results, this practical guide offers useful professional tips and techniques to take your photography to the next level.
LEO The Maker Prince
Maker Media, Inc (December 2013) | ISBN: 1457183145 | PDF + EPUB | 64 pages | 55.8 MB
LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO’s journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10 can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.
Our Beautiful, Fragile World
Rocky Nook (November 2013) | ISBN: 1937538346 | PDF + EPUB | 124 pages | 81.7 MB
Our Beautiful, Fragile World features a career-spanning look at the images of photojournalist Peter Essick taken while on assignment for National Geographic magazine. In this book, Essick showcases a diverse series of photographs from some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents major contemporary environmental issues, such as climate change and nuclear waste.
Capture The Magic
Rocky Nook (November 2013) | ISBN: 1937538354 | PDF + EPUB | 188 pages | 170.2 MB
This book uses a structured approach to teach the art of creating interesting, well-composed images. It provides solutions to problems that often get in the way of producing great photographs and emphasizes the importance of training the eye to exclude the extraneous. Examples of strong images are juxtaposed against flawed images, illustrating how to create a successful composition. Topics covered include light and shadow, lens choice, framing, negative space, and many more.
The Traveling Photographer
Rocky Nook (November 2013) | ISBN: 1937538338 | PDF + EPUB | 224 pages | 183.3 MB
Traveling and photography is a perfect match, but photographers are often disappointed that their images fail to meet the quality of their artistic aspirations. This book combines theoretical information, practical advice, and helpful suggestions for taking better pictures while traveling, whether you are on a local trip, enjoying your annual summer vacation or exploring a more exotic, remote destination. This book includes descriptions for how to carefully compose photos, avoid common mistakes, and achieve a unique perception of places that have been photographed many times before. Beautifully illustrated with photographs from all over the world, this guide will help you find your personal point of view, which will lead to exceptional travel photos.
Make: 3D Printing
Maker Media, Inc (November 2013) | ISBN: 1457182939 | PDF + EPUB | 232 pages | 48.6 MB
The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that’s right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. With articles about techniques, freely available CAD packages, and comparisons of printers that are on the market, this book makes it easy to understand this complex and constantly-shifting topic.
David A. Nibert, "Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict"
2013 | pages: 352 | ISBN: 0231151896 | EPUB | 16,7 mb
Jared Diamond and other leading scholars have argued that the domestication of animals for food, labor, and tools of war has advanced the development of human society. But by comparing practices of animal exploitation for food and resources in different societies over time, David A. Nibert reaches a strikingly different conclusion. He finds in the domestication of animals, which he renames "domesecration," a perversion of human ethics, the development of large-scale acts of violence, disastrous patterns of destruction, and growth-curbing epidemics of infectious disease.
Christopher C Yang, "Intelligent Systems for Security Informatics"
English | ISBN: 0124047025 | 2013 | 205 pages | PDF | 8 MB
The Intelligent Systems Series comprises titles that present state-of-the-art knowledge and the latest advances in intelligent systems. Its scope includes theoretical studies, design methods, and real-world implementations and applications.
Mario Reis, "Fundamentals of Magnetism"
English | ISBN: 0124055451 | 2013 | 288 pages | PDF | 5 MB
The Fundamentals of Magnetism is a truly unique reference text, that explores the study of magnetism and magnetic behavior with a depth that no other book can provide. It covers the most detailed descriptions of the fundamentals of magnetism providing an emphasis on statistical mechanics which is absolutely critical for understanding magnetic behavior. The books covers the classical areas of basic magnetism, including Landau Theory and magnetic interactions, but features a more concise and easy-to-read style.
Munther Gdeisat, Francis Lilley Dr., "MATLAB by Example: Programming Basics"
English | ISBN: 0124052126 | 2013 | 366 pages | PDF | 13 MB
MATLAB By Example guides the reader through each step of writing MATLAB programs. The book assumes no previous programming experience on the part of the reader, and uses multiple examples in clear language to introduce concepts and practical tools. Straightforward and detailed instructions allow beginners to learn and develop their MATLAB skills quickly.
Charles A. Sennewald CPP, "From the Files of a Security Expert Witness"
2013 | ISBN-10: 0124116256 | 198 pages | PDF | 3,5 MB
From the Files of a Security Expert Witness guides the reader through the experience of testifying in court on security issues in civil litigation. Written by one of the security profession's best-known expert witnesses, the book explores 36 cases that reflect the high drama of true crime, including kidnapping, rape, and murder. Many of these cases led to premises liability lawsuits based on claims of negligence, inadequate security, false arrest and imprisonment, excessive use of force, and others. Effective security specialists, whether or not they are considering becoming expert witnesses, should be familiar with the facts of these cases, their theories of liability and theories of defense.
Author, "Writing Effective Business Rules"
2013 | ISBN-10: 0123850517 | 360 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB
Writing Effective Business Rules moves beyond the fundamental dilemma of system design: defining business rules either in natural language, intelligible but often ambiguous, or program code (or rule engine instructions), unambiguous but unintelligible to stakeholders. Designed to meet the needs of business analysts, this book provides an exhaustive analysis of rule types and a set of syntactic templates from which unambiguous natural language rule statements of each type can be generated. A user guide to the SBVR specification, it explains how to develop an appropriate business vocabulary and generate quality rule statements using the appropriate templates and terms from the vocabulary. The resulting rule statements can be reviewed by business stakeholders for relevance and correctness, providing for a high level of confidence in their successful implementation.
Lynnclaire Dennis, "The Mereon Matrix: Unity, Perspective and Paradox"
English | ISBN: 0124046134 | 2013 | 602 pages | PDF | 34 MB
Mereon is an approach to the unification of knowledge that relies on whole systems modelling. It is a scientific framework that charts the sequential, emergent growth process of systems. A dynamic structure, Mereon provides insight and a new approach to General Systems Theory and non-linear science. Mereon evolved through a new approach to polyhedral geometry and topology that is related to the dynamics of the polyhedra. It is related to a large number of systems, physical, mathematical, and philosophical. In linking these systems, Mereon provides access to new relationships among them and combines geometric and process thinking. This book provides the fundamentals of such connections for an ongoing search for order, directionality, and diversity that is found in this unity. It is written in clear language that manages to connect diverse disciplines and in doing so, makes a complex system easily accessible and understandable. It will be of interest to mathematicians, geneticists, and all those interested in researching unity in science and astrobiology.
Mike Mayo, "The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies"
English | ISBN: 1578594200 | 2013 | PDF | 400 pages | 8,8 MB
From atomic bombs to zealous zombies, this cinefile's guidebook reviews 1,000 of the wickedest, weirdest, and wackiest scary movies from every age of horror. With reviews of many overlooked, underappreciated gems such as Alice Sweet Alice, Daughters of Darkness, and Zombie, as well as the numerous Stephen King adaptations and modern updates such as Night of the Living Dead 3D and The Wolfman, new devotees as well as the discriminating dark-cinema enthusiast will love this big, beautiful, end-all, be-all guide to an always popular film genre. Established directors, including Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg, and Guillermo del Toro are given their due, as are the new generation, represented by Larry Fessenden, James Wan, Alexandre Aja, and others. In addition to the hundreds of horror film reviews, this guide includes fascinating and fun top-10 lists and sidebars that are designed to lead fans to similar titles they might not have known about.
Laura P. Taylor, "FISMA Compliance Handbook: Second Edition"
English | ISBN: 012405871X | 2013 | 350 pages | PDF | 9 MB
This comprehensive book instructs IT managers to adhere to federally mandated compliance requirements. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition explains what the requirements are for FISMA compliance and why FISMA compliance is mandated by federal law. The evolution of Certification and Accreditation is discussed.
Bobby Teale - Bringing Down the Krays: Finally the Truth about Ronnie and Reggie by the Man Who Took Them Down
Published: 2012-05-24 | ISBN: 009194662X | EPUB + MOBI | 309 pages | 3 MB
Mark S. Merkow, Lakshmikanth Raghavan, "Secure and Resilient Software: Requirements, Test Cases, and Testing Methods"
2011 | ISBN-10: 143986621X | 278 pages | PDF | 3,7 MB
Secure and Resilient Software: Requirements, Test Cases, and Testing Methods provides a comprehensive set of requirements for secure and resilient software development and operation. It supplies documented test cases for those requirements as well as best practices for testing nonfunctional requirements for improved information assurance. This resource-rich book includes:
Bill Holtsnider, Brian D. Jaffe, "IT Manager's Handbook: Getting your new job done"
2013 | 3 edition | ISBN-10: 0124159494 | 368 pages | PDF | 3,7 MB
Making the move from an IT technician or team member to management is one of the most difficult career steps you'll face. Help from management and targeted training can be hard to come by - and your success depends on your ability to adapt to your new role almost overnight. You might have years of experience in the trenches, but you'll quickly find that managing a team, setting budgets, and creating a winning strategy for the first time can be daunting tasks.
Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability: Political, Social, Cultural, and Economic Theories and Models
Gerard Caprio, "Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability: Political, Social, Cultural, and Economic Theories and Models"
English | ISBN: 0123978750 | 2013 | 754 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Sam Kubba, "Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0123851289 | 832 pages | PDF | 13 MB
Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.