View Full Version : Magazines...

Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 [13] 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

3rd March 2009, 00:01

Natural Muscle Magazine
September 2007 | English | PDF | 10 MB | RS + ES

Founded in 1996, Natural Muscle Magazine is a first class fitness tabloid published monthly.

NMM is designed to keep its readers on the cutting edge of all the latest health issues, news and research. Each issue you will find a refreshing variety of editorial on health, nutrition, diet, weight loss, exercise, beauty, fashion, weight training, bodybuilding, fitness contest coverage and industry news as well as everyday people and celebrity profiles.

3rd March 2009, 00:02

Design&Life Magazine
Issue 15 | English | PDF | 5 MB | RS + ES

D&L includes design, lifestyle, and creative news from all over the world.
It also includes most exciting trends, and bring you the healthiest and easiest recipes.

D&L x W+K Tokyo Lab :
Editorial design / Ketter’s / nendo / ghost stories / ny / my beautiful backside / Doshi Levien / vondel verses / Anouk Vogel / Johan Selbing / Vondelpark / Amsterdam / Netherlands / Plantin / Monocle magazine / Kashiwa Sato / Fuji kindergarten / UNIQLO / FOMA N702iD 703iD / Bamboo / Nick Frey / Sol Cycles / Things our friends have written on the internet 2008 / Ben Terrett / Russell Davies / overtime fried rice /

3rd March 2009, 00:04

"MotoUSA Magazine"
English | PDF | 44.1 MB | 2009

'09s Tested Aprilia RS125 Brammo Enertia Kawasaki ZX-6R Husaberg FE 450 Big Dog Wolf Ducati 1198S and more

3rd March 2009, 00:05

Renewable Energy World Magazine ~ January-February 2009
124 pages | English | PDF | 12 MB

3rd March 2009, 00:06

Servo March 2009
English | 84 pages | PDF | 13 MB

SERVO Magazine is a monthly robotics publication.

3rd March 2009, 23:00

Thomas M. Wilson, "Drinking Cultures: Alcohol and Identity"
Publisher: Berg Publishers | 2005-07-22 | ISBN 1859738680 | PDF | 320 pages | 1.0 MB

Alcohol is not only big business. It is an essential part of social relations in so many cultures that its global importance may be outdistancing its critics. What does sake tell us about Japan or burgundy about France? How does consuming or indeed abstaining from alcohol tie in with self-presentation, ethnicity, class and culture? How important is alcohol to feelings of belonging and notions of resistance? Answering these intriguing questions and many more, this timely book looks at the meanings of alcohol consumption across cultures. Contributors look at the interplay of culture and power in bars and pubs, the significance of advertising symbols, the role of drink in day-to-day rituals and much more. The result is the first sustained, cross-cultural study of the profound impact alcohol has on national identity throughout the world today.

3rd March 2009, 23:01

Ran Giladi, "Network Processors: Architecture, Programming, and Implementation"
Publisher:Morgan Kaufmann | ISBN: 0123708915 | 2008 | PDF | 736 pages | 7 Mb rared PDF

Product Description
Network processors are fundamental building blocks in modern communication systems, in which tens of Gbps network streams have to be processed in real time. Current network applications and traffic requirements necessitate processing speeds and capabilities that are beyond those of conventional, general purpose central processing units. Network processors are the only programmable solution that can handle modern network streams demands. However, implementing network processors requires a new programming paradigm that can meet network processing requirements. This book leads the reader through the requirements and the underlying theory of network processors, real applications and implementation of network processors, and includes the EZChip Microcode Development Environment so that readers can gain hands-on experience in writing high speed networking applications. By the end of the book the reader will be able to write and test his own applications on a simulated network processor.

Detailed coverage of what network processors are all about and what can be done with them

Numerous, real examples of networking applications and implementations (analysis, algorithm, and code) are provided

3rd March 2009, 23:03

Laura Lemay, Rafe Colburn, "Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day,5 Ed"
Sams; 5 ed | 2006-06-18 | ISBN: 0672328860 | 816 pages | CHM | 14,9 MB

Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day is a new edition of the best-selling book that started the whole HTML/web publishing phenomenon. The entire book has been revised and refined to reflect current web publishing practices and technologies. It includes extensive coverage of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which have become a staple in web development.
You'll have no problem learning from expert author Laura Lemay's clear and approachable writing style. Simple, step-by-step instructions with lots of practical, interesting examples of web pages will guide you as you master current web publishing technologies and practices.

3rd March 2009, 23:04

Murray E. Jennex "Knowledge Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (6-volume set)"
IGI Global | 2007-08-10 | ISBN: 1599049333 | 3420 pages | PDF | 31 MB

Knowledge management (KM) is an emerging, interdisciplinary business model dealing with all aspects of knowledge within the context of the firm, including knowledge creation, codification, and sharing, and using these activities to promote learning and innovation. It encompasses both technological tools and organizational routines of which there are a number of components. These include generating new knowledge; acquiring valuable knowledge from outside sources; using this knowledge in decision making; embedding knowledge in processes, products, and/or services; coding information into documents, databases, and software; facilitating knowledge growth; transferring knowledge to other parts of the organization; and measuring the value of knowledge assets and/or the impact of knowledge management.

Knowledge Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is the defining reference source for all theories, concepts, and methodologies within the KM discipline. This comprehensive, six-volume collection of research from an international body of KM experts includes chapters on Implementing Knowledge Management (KM) in Organizations; KM Systems Acceptance; KM Communication; Knowledge Representation; Knowledge Sharing; KM Success Models; Knowledge Ontology; and Operational KM. Encompassing over 300 chapters from more than 500 contributors drawn from the world s leading KM experts, this collection will provide libraries with the defining reference to the field and set the standard for all fundamental and emerging models within the discipline.

3rd March 2009, 23:05

Robert Simpson, "Lighting Control: Technology and Applications"
Publisher:Focal Press | ISBN: 0240515668 | 2003 | PDF | 576 pages | 33 Mb rared PDF

# Hardcover: 576 pages
# Publisher: Focal Press (June 24, 2003)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0240515668

"A work of awesome scholarship... It's eminently readable, with ultra-clear diagrams... This is the definitive book the industry didn't know it needed by an author totally on top of his subject - it's a must for anyone who needs to know what's under the bonnet of a lighting control system." Lighting Equipment News "The wide scope of the topics covered make it a must for the bookshelf of any architectural or Design and Build company who intend to install any electric light in their project. As such it is sure to become a standard work on the subject." Entertainment Technology "It should be required reading for anyone who has a genuine interest in the art and science of all aspects of professional lighting." Tony Gottelier, Lighting & Sound International "The text is written in a straightforward style which has, nevertheless, that ingredient which makes it compelling reading. Perhaps this comes from the author's mastery of the subject matter and his enthusiasm for lighting." Lighting, Research & Technology 36 (1)

"A work of awesome scholarship... It's eminently readable, with ultra-clear diagrams... This is the definitive book the industry didn't know it needed by an author totally on top of his subject - it's a must for anyone who needs to know what's under the bonnet of a lighting control system."
Lighting Equipment News

"The wide scope of the topics covered make it a must for the bookshelf of any architectural or Design and Build company who intend to install any electric light in their project. As such it is sure to become a standard work on the subject."
Entertainment Technology

"It should be required reading for anyone who has a genuine interest in the art and science of all aspects of professional lighting."
Tony Gottelier, Lighting & Sound International

"everything you ever wanted to know about lighting controls, but were afraid to ask. - thoroughly well-researched and presented... there is nothing like it currently on the market, so if you need some help on this rather poorly understood, and increasingly sophisticated, area of lighting, snap it up."
The Lighting Journal, September/October 2003 -- Review

3rd March 2009, 23:06

JAlf Yarwood, "Introduction to AutoCAD 2009: 2D and 3D Design"
Publisher: Newnes | ISBN: 0750689838 | 2008 | PDF | 428 pages | 21 Mb rared PDF

Product Description:

Book Description
Master the art of 2D and 3D technical drawing with Alf Yarwood's comprehensive and highly practical introductory guide

Product Description
Alf Yarwood provides a practical, structured course of work matched to the latest release of AutoCAD. After introducing first principles and the creation of 2D technical drawings, he goes on to demonstrate the construction of 3D solid and surface model drawings and rendering. All the new features of the 2009 software release are taken into account and the increasing emphasis on 3D solid modelling in the software is reflected in the book. The 2D chapters are also suitable for those learning how to use AutoCAD LT 2009.

Suitable for all new users of AutoCAD, this book is particularly applicable to vocational and introductory level undergraduate courses in engineering and construction. It is an ideal textbook for the City & Guilds Computer Aided Design and Engineering qualifications (4353 and 2303)and the relevant CAD units of BTEC National and BTEC Higher National Engineering and Construction schemes from Edexcel.

A free companion website is available at and features:

* Worked solutions and AutoCAD drawing files of stages and results for the exercises in the book

* Further exercises and multiple-choice questions with answers.

3rd March 2009, 23:07

The Thin Books: Daily Strategies & Meditations for Fat-Free, Guilt-Free, Binge-Free Living - Revised and Updated Version
Publisher: Hazelden | ISBN: 1568381085 | edition 1996 | CHM | 500 pages | 1,23 mb

This comprehensive guide, updated and revised from the best-selling The Thin Book and Thin Book 2, includes effective action plans for weight loss along with 366 daily readings to help build self-esteem.

3rd March 2009, 23:08

Sams Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours By Gerald Carter
Publisher: Sams 1999 | 490 Pages | ISBN: 0672316099 | PDF | 1.2 MB

When Linux or Unix gets adopted by computing groups that already have users working with a version of the Windows platform, administrators overseeing the network integration of the two operating systems look to Samba to make a connection. Sams Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours furnishes 24 one-hour essential lessons geared toward quickly learning Samba for administrators charged with the task of coupling Linux or Unix with Windows.

Authors Gerald Carter and Richard Sharpe dedicate most of this book to the processes of installing and configuring Samba, distinguishing between both Linux/Windows- and Unix/Windows-based systems. In particular, they discuss the mechanics of file sharing across the dual platforms and expertly outline the means necessary to remedy common problems. One remedy includes helping you identify which version of Samba you are running and where to look for the patch or bug fix you will need to resolve it. This includes assisting you with locating utilities like autoconf that automatically compile a system configuration file for you with common default settings.

The authors also address security and password issues, as well as peripheral support for server printers. If you are looking to get Linux or Unix dancing with Windows, you would do well to get a copy of Sams Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours. --Ryan Kuykendall

Sams Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours is a tutorial designed to help you integrate Linux/UNIX-based systems with Windows-based systems. It has all the information and tools necessary for you to be up and running with Samba in 24 short lessons. Learn how to use Samba to its fullest potential. Topics range from introducing Samba and Samba installation to configuration and problem solving. This book provides complete, step-by step instruction. A tear card featuring Samba's options and share examples is included.

Author and Samba Team Member Gerald Carter dedicates most of this book to the processes of installing and configuring Samba, distinguishing between both Linux/Windows, and Unix/Windows-based systems. He discusses the mechanics of file sharing across the dual platforms and expertly outlines the means necessary to remedy common problems, including helping to identify which version of Samba you are running and where to look for the patch or bug fix you will need to resolve it. He also assists in locating utilities like autoconf that automatically compiles a system configuration file with common default settings. Finally, he discusses security and password issues, as well as peripheral support for server printers.

3rd March 2009, 23:09

Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose
Publisher: Routledge | Pages: 304 | 2005-06-24 | ISBN 0415951879 | PDF | 2 MB

Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love. Renowned psychologist Ayala Pines shows us why we fall for the people we do, and argues convincingly that we love neither by chance nor by accident. She offers sound advice for making the right choices when it comes to this complicated emotion. Packed with helpful suggestions for those seeking love and those already in it, this book is about love's many puzzles.
The second edition furthers the work of the popular and successful first edition. With expanded research, theory, and practice, this book once again provides one of a kind understandings of the experience of love. The new edition offers updated references to recent research, new chapter exercises, and "case examples" of romantic stories to begin each chapter.

3rd March 2009, 23:11

Craft fun with Sondra
Publisher: Ipicturebooks | ISBN: 1590199162 | edition 1999 | PDF | 128 pages | 1,87 mb

I wrote this book because I love making crafts. My family calls me the “Queen of Crafts.” It’s fun to take things like glue, paper, and yarn and create something brand new.
We even have an extra room that isn’t used for guests. The whole room is full of craft supplies, including a five-foot-high bag of Styrofoam packing peanuts.
I hope you get some ideas from this book.
Most of the projects don’t have complicated directions. Be creative and feel free to change the supplies or steps so you can make your very own, one-of-a kind project.
Happy Crafting!

3rd March 2009, 23:12

How to Read Marx's Capital (How to Read Theory)
Publisher: Pluto Press | ISBN: 0745325610 | edition 2008 | PDF | 192 pages | 1,02 mb

Capital Volume I is essential reading on many undergraduate courses, but the structure and style of the book can be confusing for students, leading them to abandon the text. This book is a clear guide to reading Marx's classic text, which explains the reasoning behind the book's structure and provides help with the more technical aspects that non-economists may find taxing. Students are urged to think for themselves and engage with Marx's powerful methods of argument and explanation. Shapiro shows that Capital is key to understanding critical theory and cultural production. This highly focused book will prove invaluable to students of politics, cultural studies and literary theory.'s%20Capital%20(How%20to%20R ead%20Theory).rar.html

3rd March 2009, 23:13

Jack G Calvert, Richard G Derwent, John J Orlando, Geoffrey S Tyndall, Timothy J Wallington, "Mechanisms of Atmospheric Oxidation of the Alkanes"
Oxford University Press | ISBN: 019536581X | September 15, 2008 | PDF | 1008 pages | 87.1 MB

An international team of eminent atmospheric scientists have prepared Mechanisms of Atmospheric Oxidation of the Alkanes as an authoritative source of information on the role of alkanes in the chemistry of the atmosphere. The book includes the properties of the alkanes and haloalkanes, as well as a comprehensive review and evaluation of the existing literature on the atmospheric chemistry of the alkanes and their major atmospheric oxidation products, and the various approaches now used to model the alkane atmospheric chemistry. Comprehensive coverage is given of both the unsubstituted alkanes and the many haloalkanes. All the existing quality measurements of the rate coefficients for the reactions of OH, Cl, O(3P), NO3, and O3 with the alkanes, the haloalkanes, and their major oxidation products have been reviewed and evaluated. The expert authors then give recommendations of the most reliable kinetic data. They also review the extensive literature on the mechanisms and rates and modes of photodecomposition of the haloalkanes and the products of atmospheric oxidation of the alkanes and the haloalkanes, and make recommendations for future use by atmospheric scientists. The evaluations presented allow an extrapolation of the existing kinetic and photochemical data to those alkanes and haloalkanes that are as yet unstudied. Alkanes.Sep.2008.eBook-ELOHiM.ZIP Alkanes.Sep.2008.eBook-ELOHiM.ZIP

3rd March 2009, 23:14

Bullying, Issues Vol 122
Publisher: Independence Educational Publishers, Cambridge | ISBN: 1861683618 | edition 2006 | PDF | 48 pages | 2,4 mb

Bullying is the one hundred and twenty-second volume in the Issues series. The aim of this series is to offer up-to-date information about important issues in our world. Bullying looks at bullying and young people, the growing problem of cyberbullying and bullying in the workplace. The information comes from a wide variety of sources and includes:
Government reports and statistics
Newspaper reports and features
Magazine articles and surveys
Website material
Literature from lobby groups and charitable organisations.
It is hoped that, as you read about the many aspects of the issues explored in this book, you will critically evaluate the information presented. It is important that you decide whether you are being presented with facts or opinions. Does the writer give a biased or an unbiased report? If an opinion is being expressed, do you agree with the writer? Bullying offers a useful starting-point for those who need convenient access to information about the many issues involved. However, it is only a starting-point. Following each article is a URL to the relevant organisation’s website, which you may wish to visit for further information.

3rd March 2009, 23:15

Schild's Ladder: A Novel
Publisher: Eos | ISBN: 006107344X | edition 2004 | PDF | 352 pages | 1,03 mb

Twenty thousand years into the future, an experiment in quantum physics has had a catastrophic result, creating an enormous, rapidly expanding vacuum that devours everything it comes in contact with.
Now humans must confront this deadly expansion. Tchicaya, aboard a starship trawling the border of the vacuum, has allied himself with the Yielders -- those determined to study the vacuum while allowing it to grow unchecked. But when his fiery first love, Mariama, reenters his life on the side of the Preservationists -- those working to halt and destroy the vacuum -- Tchicaya finds himself struggling with an inner turmoil he has known since childhood.
However, in the center of the vacuum, something is developing that neither Tchicaya and the Yielders nor Mariama and the Preservationists could ever have imagined possible: life.'s%20Ladder%20A%20Novel.pdf.html

3rd March 2009, 23:16

The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind By Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval
Publisher: Three Rivers Press 1997 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0517888521 | PDF | 2 MB

In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos.

3rd March 2009, 23:17

Oleg Davydov, "Inside Out: The Radical Transformation of Russian Foreign Trade"
Publisher: Fordham University Press | 1998-01-01 | ISBN 0823218309 | PDF | 224 pages | 1.52 MB

Oleg Davydov's Inside Out examines Russia's foreign economic relations from 1992 to 1996, a period of drastic change and transformation. During these years, as it underwent the change from being a state monopoly to liberalism, Russia's economy was rebuilt and the very principle of foreign trade redefined. After 1992, both industrial and agricultural enterprises in Russia were unchained and received the right to trade freely without any permission from "the top." Davydov studies the changing role of the government in Russia's economy as it actively searches for new markets as well as seeks to integrate Russia's economy into the world's. These economic reforms, Davydov proposes, should result in the integration of the Commonwealth member countries, Russia's admittance into the WTO, and the creation of a free trade zone with the EC all of which will provide tremendous opportunities for Russia as it embarks on the road of a sustained and democratic development.
Davydov examines the problems that have occurred in Russia's deregulation and the burden that past ideologies have placed on new economic growth. In a nutshell, Inside Out traces the path of Russia's economic transformation with all of it successes and its failures.

3rd March 2009, 23:19

Total Confidence With Women [Audio Book] | 8 MB

If you are not picking up and laying every woman you want to, then you're doing something wrong. You need to change your beliefs about women and yourself. Now for the first time, Gary Brodsky, author of HOW TO DOMINATE WOMEN, HOW TO PLAY WOMEN, and THE FOOLPROOF GUIDE TO PICKING-UP WOMEN is training thousands of men how to have TOTAL CONFIDENCE WITH WOMEN in this dynamic all-new 50 minute audio CD.

Absolutely loaded with training techniques, information and inspiration, this is only a small sampling of what you will learn when you listen to this CD:
1. Learn why no girl is "too pretty" for you.
2. Use what you already have to get women yourself!
3. Why girls love to be hit on by confident men.
4. No more platonic relationships - learn how to keep women as pets or sex objects
5. Learn how unattainable women can emasculate you and why NO WOMAN is too good for you.
6. How to not care what other people think of you and be in control of yourself and everyone else around you.
7. Learn the big mistakes men make with women that you will never make.

You'll also learn:

* Magic moves that never fail.
* Great dates and just how easy they are to get.
* How to instantly get her in the mood for sex.

3rd March 2009, 23:20

John Hagel III, Arthur G. Armstrong, "Net Gain: Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities"
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press | 1997-03 | ISBN 0875847595 | PDF | 235 pages | 1.05 MB

Virtual communities are groups of people who share common interests and needs who come together on-line. Most are drawn by the opportunity to share a sense of community with like-minded strangers-regardless of where they live. But virtual communities are more than just a social phenomena: what starts off being a group drawn together by common interests ends up being a group with a critical mass of purchasing power-based in part on the fact that in communities, members can exchange information with each other on such things as a product's price and quality.

3rd March 2009, 23:21

How Many Grapes Went into the Wine: Stafford Beer on the Art and Science of Holistic Management
Publisher: Wiley | 1994-06-16 | ISBN: 0471942960 | PDF | 416 pages | 2.01 MB

How Many Grapes Went into the Wine Stafford Beer on the Art and Science of Holistic Management Edited by Roger Harnden and Allenna Leonard In the frenetic search for a quick fix to meet the pace of change confronting us, it is frequently forgotten that issues to do with complexity and change are not a product of the turbulent 1980s and 1990s alone. Certain individuals and schools of thought have directly studied such matters in both natural and social sciences for the past half century. Today, many humanistic and innovative managers have lost patience with empty slogans that promise a single panacea for all their ills. They have come to see as counter-productive a black and white polarity between a hard-nosed bottom-line approach on the one hand, and the soft option of team work and empowerment on the other. Why cannot rigorous methods and goal alignment coexist with a concern for human beings? Does not everyone benefit if the enterprise maintains high standards and seizes its opportunities? In this book, the editors have selected papers which set out to trace the historical and intellectual progress of one man’s battle with this conundrum, and point to a strategy for its resolution. Stafford Beer’s early experiments on the self-organising properties of biological systems helped pave the way towards later connectionist models and neural-net computer architecture. They also evolved into a fully fledged holistic science of management, combining rigorous methodology with respect and space for the living, human individual.

3rd March 2009, 23:22

Greg Clarke, Gregg Clarke, "Marketing a Service for Profit"
Publisher: Kogan Page | 2000-08-25 | ISBN 0749419199 | PDF | 160 pages | 1.26 MB

Addressing the needs of all professional service providers, from accountants to doctors to consultants, Marketing a Service for Profit will provide the reader with the confidence to market a service to the right audience with the right approach.

3rd March 2009, 23:23

Kevin Loney, "Oracle Database 11g The Complete Reference (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)"
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0071598758 | December 17, 2008 | 1368 pages | PDF | 4.9 MB
The Definitive Guide to Oracle Database 11g

Get full details on the powerful features of Oracle Database 11g from this thoroughly updated Oracle Press guide. Oracle Database 11g: The Complete Reference explains how to use all the new features and tools, execute powerful SQL queries, construct PL/SQL and SQL*Plus statements, and work with large objects and object-relational databases. Learn how to implement the latest security measures, tune database performance, and deploy grid computing techniques. An invaluable cross-referenced appendix containing Oracle commands, keywords, features, and functions is also included. Complete.Reference.rar Complete.Reference.rar.html

3rd March 2009, 23:24

James R. Langabeer, John Napiewocki, "Competitive Business Strategy for Teaching Hospitals"
Publisher: Quorum Books | 2000-08-30 | ISBN 1567203493 | PDF | 312 pages | 1.2 MB

Heightened competition and changing dynamics have brought turbulence to teaching hospitals, and the main impact has been financial. Langabeer and Napiewocki give healthcare executives the tools and concepts of strategic management they need and ways to strengthen analytic skills, all based on up-to-date empirical research, cast in language they can grasp and relate to, and specially tailored to help teaching hospital administrators cope successfully with today's marketplace challenges. Board members, trustees, and others with decision- and policy-making responsibilities will also find the book essential, as well as their teaching colleagues and students on their way up in the hospital industry.

3rd March 2009, 23:25

PricewaterhouseCoopers, "Corporate Taxes 2001-2002: Worldwide Summaries"
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons | 2008-01-11 | ISBN 0471409812 | PDF | 944 pages | 1.7 MB

Large international corporations and accountants representing international interests require the most up-to-date information regarding tax issues in countries around the world. "PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Taxes 2001-2002: Worldwide Tax Summaries" gives readers up-to-date information on corporate tax issues, rules, rates, and regulations on the tax systems of over 100 countries. With insights on tax planning, foreign investment, tax reform, and more, it's a comprehensive resource.

3rd March 2009, 23:26

T. J. Samuelle, "Mike Meyers' CompTIA Security+ Certification Passport, Second Edition (Mike Meyers' Certification Passport)"
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0071601236 | November 6, 2008 | 448 pages | PDF | 3.7 MB
From the #1 Name in Professional Certification

Get on the fast track to becoming CompTIA Security+ certified with this affordable, portable study tool. Inside, network security expert T.J. Samuelle guides you on your career path, providing expert tips and sound advice along the way. With an intensive focus only on what you need to know to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam, this certification passport is your ticket to success on exam day. rity.Plus.Certification.Passport.2nd.Edition.rar l

3rd March 2009, 23:28

Experiencing Ritual: A New Interpretation of African Healing (Contemporary Ethnography)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press | 1992-03 | ISBN: 0812213661 | PDF | 256 pages | 1.32 MB

Experiencing Ritual is Edith Turner's account of how she sighted a spirit form while participating in the Ihamba ritual of the Ndembu. Through her analysis, she presents a view not common in anthropological writings--the view of millions of Africans--that ritual is the harnessing of spiritual power.

3rd March 2009, 23:29

Jack Fox, "Building a Profitable Online Accounting Practice"
Publisher: Wiley | 2001-01-19 | ISBN 0471403083 | PDF | 350 pages | 1.98 MB

"Jack Fox literally wrote the book on building your own accounting practice. No one is better qualified to guide accountants into developing an accounting practice in the digital age. Building a Profitable Online Accounting Practice is a road map for trailblazing accountants."–Rick Telberg, Senior Editorial Director,

The Internet provides accountants with exciting new opportunities for expanding their practices by affording unprecedented access to the huge small-business market. Now, the first comprehensive book on the subject describes highly effective, proven strategies for creating a thriving virtual accounting practice. Written by accounting practice development expert Jack Fox, Building a Profitable Online Accounting Practice presents:

* Successful techniques for identifying potential clients and packaging and marketing services
* In-depth coverage of the services accountants can offer to small-business owners via the Internet
* Complete marketing profiles of the leading virtual accounting service providers
* Detailed business plans

. . . and much more, including tables, forms, checklists, and illustrations to help you enter today’s lucrative online accounting arena.

3rd March 2009, 23:32

Anarchy & Order: The Interplay of Politics and Law in International Relations
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers | 1997-10 | ISBN: 1555875718 | PDF | 244 pages | 568 KB

This is a study of the political parameters of international law and, conversely, the law's relevance and reach in international politics. At the theoretical level, it bridges the competing dominant paradigms - neorealism and neoliberalism - in the contemporary IR literature.

3rd March 2009, 23:33

Cooking the Indonesian Way: Includes Low-Fat and Vegetarian Recipes (Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks) By Kari A. Cornell, Merry Anwar
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group 2004 | 72 Pages | ISBN: 0822541270 | PDF | 4.3 MB

-Cooking the Chinese Way:

-Cooking the French Way:

-Cooking the Greek Way:

-Cooking the Hungarian Way:

-Cooking the Indian Way:

-Cooking the Italian Way:

-Cooking the Japanese Way:

3rd March 2009, 23:35

Steven Holzne, "Sams Teach Yourself JavaServer Pages in 21 Days"
Sams | 2002 | ISBN: 0672324490 | 720 pages | PDF | 3,3 MB

Sams Teach Yourself JavaServer Pages in 21 Days offers a proven tutorial format to teach JSP in 21 example-driven lessons. This book is for Web publishing professionals migrating to JavaServer Pages for its ability to create dynamic, interactive Web sites and separate presentation from Java code running behind the scenes. The book starts by explaining the relationship between JSP and Java Servlets and the basics of JSP functions and features. You'll then learn how JSP handles data, interacts with Java components, tracks users, and more. Later chapters discuss debugging, working with databases, XSLT and XML, using the Struts framework from Apache, handling binary data like graphics, and deploying JSP applications. Each topic is illustrated with many working examples that the reader can understand and put to work immediately

3rd March 2009, 23:37

WetFeet, "The WetFeet Insider Guide to Bain & Company"
Publisher: Wetfeet.Com | 2003-08-15 | ISBN 1582072647 | PDF | 76 pages | 2.2 MB

Bain & Co. is one of the top strategy consulting firms in the world. Like its brethren, McKinsey, BCG, Booz, and others, Bain serves leading companies by providing strategic advice and recommendations for dealing with business problems. What's the story behind this premier management consulting firm? The WetFeet Insider Guide on Bain & Company is jam-packed with information critical to your Bain interviewing research.

3rd March 2009, 23:39

Baruch Lev, "Intangibles: Management, Measurement, and Reporting"
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press | 2001-06 | ISBN 0815700946 | PDF | 216 pages | 5.4 MB

This book is the first comprehensive, scientifically based study
of the nature and impact of intangibles. Weaving case studies and real-world examples with contemporary business theory, Baruch Lev
*establishes an economic framework to analyze managerial and investment issues concerning intangibles; * surveys the impact of intangibles on corporate performance and market values, including management difficulties, risk, questions of property rights, marketability, and cost structure; * analyzes information deficiencies associated with intangibles, including the major economic principles governing intangible investments, limits of management information systems, and recommendations for improved accounting disclosure; * sets forth a comprehensive information system-aimed at satisfying the needs of both internal and external decision makers-to reflect the impact and value of intangibles within the context of enterprise performance.

3rd March 2009, 23:41

Lawrence L. Langer, “Admitting the Holocaust Collected Essays”
Oxford U.P. | 1995 | ISBN: 0195093577 | 213 pages | PDF | 16,7 MB

a must-read for anyone interested in the Holocaust,

This review is from: Admitting the Holocaust: Collected Essays (Paperback)
There are few scholars who have tackled the implications of the Holocaust with as much insight and intelligence as Lawrence Langer. From his analysis of Holocaust literature, to his impassioned invective against the misuse of Anne Frank's diary, his insightful analysis of Holocaust art, and his critical examination of the possibility of choice in the death camps, Langer has over the past twenty years carved himself a niche as one of the best Holocaust scholars. *Admitting the Holocaust* is the first collection of his essays Holocaust-related themes. Anyone interested in the Holocaust and its implications for contemporary life and thought cannot afford to pass up this collection. The piece "The Dilemma of Choice in the Nazi Deathcamps" is by itself worth the cost of the book. Coupled with his more recent collection, *Preempting the Holocaust*, this book is an extremely valuable contribution to any personal, public or educational library. (Don't pass up his *Holocaust Testimonies* either.) Perhaps only Elie Wiesel has addressed the Holocaust with more insight and sensitivity than Langer. Five stars for all of his works to date.

3rd March 2009, 23:41

Matthew Fitzgerald, "Sex-Ploytation"
April House Pub | 1999 | ISBN: 0966963903 | 120 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB

This is a book about male-female relationships that deals with contemperary female duplicity in our modern society and refutes the false feminist propaganda about equal rights. The text takes off where The Manipulted Man by Esther Vilar left off 27 years ago when it was first published and points out How Women Use Their Bodies To Extort Money From Men.
From the Publisher
"The central thesis of the book--that women are nothing but prostitutes preying on the hard work and sexual vulnerability of men--has hit the target dead on. It's all true, every guy knows it--but you're not supposed to say this stuff!"

3rd March 2009, 23:43

Yadong Luo
, "Strategy, Structure, and Performance of MNCs in China"
Publisher: Quorum Books | 2000-11-30 | ISBN 156720385X | PDF | 320 pages | 2.13 MB

China is the largest emerging market in the world, yet Western MNCs have invested significantly less there than their Asian MNC counterparts. Luo systematically compares Western and Asian investment strategies and their performance in the China market and finds lessons that Westerners must heed. He also reviews and analyzes new economic and regulatory environments (e.g., WTO) in China and their potential effect on all foreign investors. Clearly written and readable by anyone reasonably familiar with matters of world trade and investment, the book illustrates its points with case studies drawn from Luo's own research and is difficult to find elsewhere. The result is a needed contribution to the literature on international investment in the China market, primarily for upper level executives and scholars specializing in emerging markets and international business.

3rd March 2009, 23:44

Ronald M. Smelser, “Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide, 4 Volume Set”
Gacl | 2000 | ISBN: 0028655362 | 800 pages | PDF | 16,7 MB

From Booklist
*Starred Review* Based on Macmillan's 1990 Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, this set, which has been revised for the school market, has updated material and new entries and resource lists. In his introductory essay to the set, Smelser explains his criteria for adapting content from the original volumes. The nearly 300 alphabetically arranged entries cover countries most affected by the Holocaust and the primary concentration and extermination camps. Thematic articles cover political, moral, and ethical issues that might arise from a classroom study of the Holocaust. More than 100 of the entries are biographical and treat famous, infamous, and lesser-known victims, perpetrators, and rescuers.

Each volume contains a comprehensive table of contents and a time line, "The Holocaust in the Context of World Events," which encompasses 1918-1960. Volume 1 includes a list of contributors, the preface and introduction, and a narrative essay surveying recent publications and issues. All titles listed in this essay have been published since 1990 and are suitable for adults or upper-level high-school students. Volume 4 houses the appendixes, which include an extensive glossary, primary source documents, and a list of resources. The primary source documents include diary entries and testimony, Nazi laws, memos, and proclamations. The resources list is divided into three sections--"Overview of the Holocaust," "Life Under the Nazis," and "Perspectives on the Holocaust"--which are then divided into sections on books and multimedia (CD-ROM and videos). There is also an extensive set index.

The format of the encyclopedia portion of the set makes the information accessible to student researchers, and the abundance of white space makes it easy to read. The wide outside margin offers space for quotes, definition of terms, and sidebars with additional information. Defined terms are printed in blue text within the body of the article and the margin. Because the definition appears in the margin directly across from the term's location in the text, a reader's flow is not broken. Sidebars that include personal testimony, poetry, or explanatory material appear at the top of the page within the main margin. Cross-references are easily identifiable.

Articles contain captioned black-and-white photos and maps. "Suggested Resources" at the ends of all articles include classics of Holocaust literature, Web sites, videos, and audio recordings. Notes indicate that all Web sites were last accessed in August or September 2000.

No matter the age of the user, this easy-to-use set will attract researchers. The entries are clearly written, using vocabulary accessible to students and giving enough background information without being patronizing to the reader. Middle-school students will find the information contained within these volumes to be more than adequate for their needs. Because of the large number of titles offered as additional resources throughout the set, and the supplementary material appended to the articles themselves, high-school students and adults using these volumes for research will find them to be an informative starting point. REVWR

3rd March 2009, 23:45

John Ray, "Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Studio MX 2004 All In One"
Sams | 2004 | ISBN: 0672325950 | 816 pages | PDF | 14,4 MB

Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Studio All in One has all the answers for beginning users of Macromedia's Web design and development products in one big, easy-to-use book. It doesn't assume the reader wants to learn how to use just one product, but covers multiple products and technologies together in a logical, well-integrated fashion.
A compendium of multiple reference books in one volume, this book is designed for the beginner who wants to buy just one book that is likely to answer all his current -- and future -- questions on the most recent versions of:
Macromedia Dreamweaver
Macromedia Flash
Macromedia Contribute
Macromedia Fireworks
Macromedia Freehand

3rd March 2009, 23:47

Genetic Programming: On the Programming of Computers by Means of Natural Selection (Complex Adaptive Systems) By John R. Koza
Publisher: The MIT Press 1992 | 840 Pages | ISBN: 0262111705 | PDF | 4.7 MB

John Koza shows how this remarkable paradigm works and provides substantial empirical evidence that solutions to a great variety of problems from many fields can be found by genetically breeding propulations of computer programs.

3rd March 2009, 23:48

Karen Ann Rolcik, Mark Warda, "How to Form a Corporation in Texas (Legal Survival Guides)"
Publisher: Sphinx Publishing | 2004-09 | ISBN 1572484705 | PDF | 312 pages | 2.4 MB

Incorporating your business can give you a critical competitive advantage, increasing financing potential while shielding you from personal liability. The incorporation process no longer has to be expensive or complex.

Protect yourself and make the most of your business venture without the expense and delay of hiring a lawyer, by incorporating your business on your own. How to Form a Corporation in Texas contains everything you need to legally incorporate in the state of Texas. This book helps make incorporating your business a simple process that will not drain your vital time and capital.

3rd March 2009, 23:49

WetFeet, "The WetFeet Insider Guide to Bear Stearns"
Publisher: Wetfeet.Com | 2002-09-01 | ISBN 1582073171 | PDF | 46 pages | 1.6 MB

Think investment banks are all the same boring old vanilla (no sprinkles)? Not Bear Stearns. Founded in New York in 1923 by Joseph Ainslee Bear, Robert B. Stearns, and Harold C. Mayer, Bear has gained a distinctive reputation on Wall Street as an aggressive trader and a champion of the little guy. It's also famous for exhorting employees to save paper clips and reuse rubber bands and envelopes, even in the late-’90s bull market (not just interoffice envelopes, either—all envelopes).
If this is a company that piques your interest, then check out this guide, which contains information on:

* How things like the paper-clip saving policy translate into what the company stands for
* What insiders like—and dislike—about working at Bear Stearns
* What the company's history is
* How Bear Stearns compares to other top Wall Street firms
* What the company's insiders say Bear Stearns recruiters look for in interviews
* What ex-CEO and legend Ace Greenberg is up to these days, and whether he's still a presence at Bear

3rd March 2009, 23:50

Ronald R. Sims, John G. Veres, Katherine A. Jackson, Carolyn L. Facteau, "The Challenge of Front-Line Management: Flattened Organizations in the New Economy"
Publisher: Quorum Books | 2000-11-30 | ISBN 1567203736 | PDF | 280 pages | 1.73 MB

The authors of this unique book--among the first to see the ways in which management is becoming reconstructed and to understand what that means at all levels--lay out the key new roles that managers must play. They show that such tasks as strategic planning, budgeting, and quality management, and such functions and attributes as marketing and customer responsiveness, are now part of their jobs and are unavoidable. The result is a far-ranging book that today's managers will need to keep pace with changes that could threaten their careers, and a book that offers others on the way up a way to start their own careers on the right foot.

3rd March 2009, 23:51

Sexy Shorts for Lovers
Publisher: Accent Press | Pages: 320 | 2006-02-25 | ISBN 0954489926 | PDF | 1 MB

3rd March 2009, 23:52

Terry R., Ph.D. Bacon, " Selling to Major Accounts: Tools, Techniques, and Practical Solutions for the Sales Manager"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1999-06-01 | ISBN 0814404626 | PDF | 336 pages | 5 MB

In most businesses, 80% of the revenue comes from 20% of the customers. Management of these key accounts demands discipline, direction, and purpose. Account managers and salespeople must be able to identify and capture key opportunities and use a systematic approach to growing the accounts. Here's where they'll find the powerful tools, processes, and techniques to succeed.
Selling to Major Accounts is full of practical, proven approaches to account management. Loaded with examples, tables, charts, checklists, and real-life case studies from the author's vast consulting experience, it shows how to:
* identify the major accounts with the greatest potential * progress from vendor to strategic ally * craft account plans that are geared for action * manage the customer relationship for greater results * develop winning account strategies.

3rd March 2009, 23:54

Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache in 24 Hours By Julie C. Meloni
Publisher: Sams 2002 | 528 Pages | ISBN: 067232489X | chm | 3.3 MB

Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache in 24 Hours combines coverage of these three popular open-source Web development tools into one easy-to-understand book -- and it comes with one easy-to-use Starter Kit CD-ROM for Windows or Linux.
The book teaches the reader to install, configure and set up the PHP scripting language, the MySQL database system, and the Apache Web server.
By the end of this book the reader will understand how these technologies work, and -- more importantly -- how they can work together to create a dynamic Web site.
After creating a simple Web site using these tools, the reader will be able to manage a simple mailing list, and to create an online address book, shopping cart, and storefront.
The book also teaches the reader how to fine tune Apache and MySQL, and covers simple Web server security.

Three popular Web development tools, covered together in an easy-to-understand book. Carefully steps the reader through the basic installation and set-up of PHP, MySQL, and Apache. Shows the beginner how to combine these technologies to quickly create simple interactive Web applications. CD-ROM Starter Kit allows the reader to easily install a safe, foolproof learning environment for either a Windows- or Linux-based PC. Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache in 24 Hours combines coverage of these three popular open-source Web development tools into one easy-to-understand book -- and it comes packaged with one easy-to-use Starter Kit CD for Windows or Linux. The book teaches the reader to install, configure and set up the PHP scripting language, the MySQL database system, and the Apache Web server. By the end of this book the reader will understand how these technologies work, and--more importantly-- how they can work together to create a dynamic Web site. After creating a simple Web site using these tools, the reader will be able to manage a simple mailing list, and to create an online address book, shopping cart, and storefront. The book also teaches the reader how to fine tune Apache and MySQL, and covers simple Web server security. Julie Meloni is the technical director for i2i Interactive, a multimedia company located in Campbell, CA. She has been developing Web-based applications since the early days of the Web, and is the author of several books and articles on Web-based programming languages and database topics, such as Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 24 Hours. ar.html

3rd March 2009, 23:55

Pyramid (Eye Wonder) By DK Publishing
Publisher: DK CHILDREN 2004 | 48 Pages | ISBN: 0756602874 | PDF | 6.7 MB

Climb inside the mysterious tombs of the Ancient Egyptians and discover what the Mayans sacrificed on their alters inside the chambers of the oldest buildings in the world.

Offering a unique introduction to nature through powerful visuals, the Eye Wonder reference series was developed for children ready for first books about the natural world. Full-color photography is paired with clearly written text to build a foundation for advanced exploration, helping show children a stunning new view of the world.

3rd March 2009, 23:56

Oh No! He's Just Like My Father
Publisher: McGraw-Hill | Pages: 208 | 2007-03-22 | ISBN 0071482369 | PDF | 1 MB

Thought you left your parents' influence behind when you grew up and moved out? Think again. For better or worse, we choose mates that are just like Mom and Dad. And until you realize how much your parents influence your choice in partners, you'll make the same relationship mistakes over and over. "Oh No! He's Just Like My Father" will help you escape that parent trap and eliminate destructive patterns by teaching you how to:

* Decode your relationship style
* Define your dream relationship
* Find out if you're sabotaging your current relationship
* Weed out men who don't deserve a second glance
* Decide whether you should stay or go!%20He's%20Just%20Like%20My%20Father%20-%200071482369.PDF.html

3rd March 2009, 23:58

The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Its Growth
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press | 1987-07-01 | ISBN: 0812212436 | PDF | 284 pages | 0.90 MB

Winner of the Albert J. Beveridge Award in American History. "Packed with suggestive historical detail."--

3rd March 2009, 23:59

Playboy (September 2005) DE
Eng. | PDF | 132 pages | RAR 3% Recovery | 30.45 Mb | DF & RS

4th March 2009, 00:01

Performance Auto & Sound Magazine - February 2009
PDF | 213 Pages | English | 36.5 Mb

4th March 2009, 00:02

US News and World Report 2009 Magazine
English | 47 pages | PDF | 20.92 MB

4th March 2009, 00:03

Hot Rod #4 (April 2009)
PDF | English | 129 pages | 23,8 MB

Hot Rod magazine is a popular American monthly magazine devoted the hobby of hot rodding, or modifying automobiles for performance and appearance.

4th March 2009, 00:05

Elle Magazine №3 (March 2009 / US)
PDF | English | 413 pages | 62,6 MB

Elle is a worldwide magazine that focuses on women's fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. It was founded by Pierre Lazareff and his wife HťlŤne Gordon in 1945. The title, in French, means "she". It is now the world’s largest fashion magazine, with 39 international editions in over 60 countries.

4th March 2009, 00:06

Flight International - 3-9 March 2009
English | 57 pages | PDF | 52.79 MB

Flight International (or Flight) is a global aerospace weekly publication. Founded in 1909, it is the world's oldest continuously-published aviation news magazine. With a team of journalists and correspondents around the world, it provides global coverage of aerospace manufacturing and aviation operations in the areas of air transport, business aviation, defense, general aviation and spaceflight. Features include the magazine's famous aircraft cutaway illustrations, flight tests of new aircraft, in-service reports and sector-by-sector analysis.

4th March 2009, 00:07

Nature Physics - March 2009
English | 76 pages | PDF | 7.06 MB

Nature Physics, published by the Nature Publishing Group, is a scientific journal focusing on pure and applied physics. The journal was launched in October 2005.

4th March 2009, 00:08

Popular Woodworking - April 2009(Nį175)
English | 56 pages | PDF | 36.33 MB

4th March 2009, 00:09

VIV Magazine April 2009
96 pages | English | PDF | 32.5 MB

4th March 2009, 00:11

Flair Magazine
December 2008 | English | PDF | 95 MB | RS+ES

Flair Magazine is brough to you by The Tampa Tribune Group. Its a lifestyle magazine of Tampa Bay area in Florida. The magazine is about shopping in Tampa Bay, food and fashion.

4th March 2009, 00:12

Underwater Photography #47 (march-april 2009)
PDF | English | 79 pages | 7,3 MB

4th March 2009, 00:13

Winding Road
English | PDF | 70 MB | April 2009 - Issue 43 | RS + ES

Issue 43 / April 2009

Spotlight on Design
2009 Winding Road Design Awards

The Real Audi R8
2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro

Snow Storming
Subaru WRX vs. Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs. Ski-Doo MX Z X

Previous issues of Winding Road

4th March 2009, 00:14

FDM Magazine
October 2008 | English | EXE Digital Mag | 27 MB | RS+ES

FDM Magazine is the magazine for builders of cabinets, fixtures, furniture and millwork.

FDM is Monthly magazine, covering the woodworking industry in the USA and Canada.

4th March 2009, 00:15

CabinetMaker magazine
October 2008 | EXE ( Digital Magazine ) | 22 MB | RS + ES

CabinetMaker magazine is published exclusively for smaller woodworking shops, serving both the commercial and residential markets. The CabinetMaker magazine presents technical information and business information in a clear, easy-to-understand manner and is an indespensable tool for the small woodworking shop.

5th March 2009, 00:07

Haim Weinberg, "The Large Group Re-Visited: The Herd, Primal Horde, Crowds and Masses"
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers | 2003-10 | ISBN 1843100991 | PDF | 256 pages | 1.6 MB

Engaging with a broad set of contexts, this book will be of practical use to all those who seek fuller understanding of the social and psychological processes underlying group dynamics, including group analysts, sociologists, policy makers and consultants.

5th March 2009, 00:08

Paul Hardy, "Filming on a Microbudget"
Publisher: Pocket Essentials | 2004-07-01 | ISBN 1904048323 | PDF | 160 pages | 2.8 MB

Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. With the technology available today, it's easier than ever to make a short film without the benefits of funding, but digital cameras and editing systems are only part of the story. The most important thing is you, the film-maker. This Pocket Essential gives you all the information you need to put together a short film production‚€”from first idea, script, planning, and casting to locations, shooting, editing, and distribution.

5th March 2009, 00:09

Charlie Cutshaw. "The New World of Russian Small Arms and Ammo"
Paladin Press | 1998 | ISBN: 0873649931 | 160 pages | PDF | 10 Mb

If you are interested in the latest developments in Russian firearms, this book covers everything from rifles to grenade launchers, to new ammo. Even, underwater weapons are covered.

5th March 2009, 00:10

John Charnes, "Financial Modeling with Crystal Ball and Excel "
Wiley | 2007 | ISBN: 0471779725 | 288 pages | PDF | 2,8 MB

Praise for
Financial Modeling with Crystal Ball(r) and Excel(r)
"Professor Charnes's book drives clarity into applied Monte Carlo analysis using examples and tools relevant to real-world finance. The book will prove useful for analysts of all levels and as a supplement to academic courses in multiple disciplines."
-Mark Odermann, Senior Financial Analyst, Microsoft
"Think you really know financial modeling? This is a must-have for power Excel users. Professor Charnes shows how to make more realistic models that result in fewer surprises. Every analyst needs this credibility booster."
-James Franklin, CEO, Decisioneering, Inc.
"This book packs a first-year MBA's worth of financial and business modeling education into a few dozen easy-to-understand examples. Crystal Ball software does the housekeeping, so readers can concentrate on the business decision. A careful reader who works the examples on a computer will master the best general-purpose technology available for working with uncertainty."
-Aaron Brown, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, author of The Poker Face of Wall Street
"Using Crystal Ball and Excel, John Charnes takes you step by step, demonstrating a conceptual framework that turns static Excel data and financial models into true risk models. I am astonished by the clarity of the text and the hands-on, step-by-step examples using Crystal Ball and Excel; Professor Charnes is a masterful teacher, and this is an absolute gem of a book for the new generation of analyst."
-Brian Watt, Chief Operating Officer, GECC, Inc.
"Financial Modeling with Crystal Ball and Excel is a comprehensive, well-written guide to one of the most useful analysis tools available to professional risk managers and quantitative analysts. This is a must-have book for anyone using Crystal Ball, and anyone wanting an overview of basic risk management concepts."
-Paul Dietz, Manager, Quantitative Analysis, Westar Energy
"John Charnes presents an insightful exploration of techniques for analysis and understanding of risk and uncertainty in business cases. By application of real options theory and Monte Carlo simulation to planning, doors are opened to analysis of what used to be impossible, such as modeling the value today of future project choices."
-Bruce Wallace, Nortel

5th March 2009, 00:11

Babe Ruth, Graphic Biography (Saddleback Graphic Biographies)
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing | 2008-01-01 | ISBN: 1599052156 | 32pages | PDF | 3.14MB

5th March 2009, 00:12

Nature's Religion
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc | ISBN: 084768699X | PDF | 212 pages | 0.5 MB

In the wake of both the semiotic and the psychoanalytic revolutions, how is it possible to describe the object of religious worship in realist terms? Semioticians argue that each object is known only insofar as it gives birth to a series of signs and interpretants (new signs). From the psychoanalytic side, religious beliefs are seen to belong to transference energies and projections that contaminate the religious object with all-too-human complexes. In Nature's Religion, distinguished theologian and philosopher Robert S. Corrington weaves together the concept of infinite semiosis with that of the transference to show that the self does have access to something in nature that is intrinsically religious. Corrington argues that signs and our various transference fields can and do connect us with fully natural religious powers that are not of our own making, thereby opening up a path past the Western monotheisms to a capacious religion of nature. With a foreword by Robert C. Neville, "Nature's Religion" is essential reading for philosophers of religion, scholars of the psychology of religion, and theologians.

5th March 2009, 00:12

Jim Wild, "Working With Men For Change"
Publisher: Routledge | 1998-12-01 | ISBN 1857288602 | PDF | 224 pages | 2.1 MB

Analyzes the composition and representation of masculine identities, combining research with theory and strategies for activism to promote practical ways of working with men to achieve change.

5th March 2009, 00:13

*** and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook
Publisher: ABC-CLIO | 2002-04-01 | ISBN: 1576072568 | PDF | 339 pages | 735 KB

There is a new voters' bloc in America: lesbians, ***s, bisexuals and transgender individuals. This guide provides a systematic empirical survey of the phenomemon, explains its origins and growth and puts it in context. Concurrent with the civil rights and women's rights movement of the 1960s, the homosexual rights movement has emerged as one of the most important, yet misunderstood social developments in American history. This volume traces its progress from the political closet to the pre-1950s era, through the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the dark days of the AIDS epidemic, to the present day level of tolerance.

5th March 2009, 00:14

Karen Tate, "Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations"
Publisher: CCC Publishing | 2006-01-01 | ISBN 1888729112 | PDF | 424 pages | 12.3 MB

This fascinating travel perspective is sure to become an invaluable resource in every library and on every coffee table and bookshelf as the past is uncovered through the lens of sacred travel. Including both academic and popular religious perspectives, this comprehensive world guide will be of interest to both experts as well as the spiritual novice. Author Karen Tate deftly combines current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, some of which may surprise even the most well read or jaded traveler. This volume of sacred sites brings both lesser-known and famous locales into perspective as it explains the significance of Goddess both today and in centuries past. Whether the reader is an armchair or seasoned traveler, they will be delighted by the insights, humor, as well as the in-depth cultural and artistic experience of Sacred Places of Goddess. Never before have so many cultures, places, and spiritualities of Goddess been compiled between two covers.

5th March 2009, 00:15

Stan Rogal, "What Passes for Love"
Publisher: Insomniac Press | 2000-09-01 | ISBN 1895837340 | PDF | 144 pages | 3.8 MB

What Passes for Love is a collection of short stories about the dynamics of male-female relationships. These 10 short stories by Stan Rogal resonate with the many mating rituals of men and women: paranoia, obsession, voyeurism, and even assimilation. Rogal's writing reflects his honesty and brashness previously seen in two books of poetry and published stories. What Passes for Love is illustrated with the paintings of Kirsten Johnson.

5th March 2009, 00:15

Gardnerella - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Publisher: ICON Health Publications | 2004-09-28 | ISBN: 0497004445 | PDF | 132 pages | 12.97 MB

In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

5th March 2009, 00:16

Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896-1898: A Thrilling Narrative of Life in the Gold Mines and Camps (Classic Reprint Series (Univ of Alaska Pr), No 5)
University of Alaska Press | Routledge | 578 pages | 1998 | ISBN: 1889963011 | PDF | 2 mb

"Woven around a detailed, frequently humorous narrative of the successes and failures of the author and his partner, the book offers insights into Klondike life ranging from practical advice on the techniques of cabin and boat building to observations on the virulence of mosquitoes, tent care, the quality of Klondike 'restaurants,' and the wisdom of justice dispensed by Alaskan miners' meetings." ‚€”Polar Record
"A first-rate memoir." ‚€”True West Magazine
"One of the finest 'I was there' accounts to be written by anyone about any aspect of America's rugged, frost-bound 'last frontier', or any other frontier, for that matter. ‚€¶This is a wind-ranging, remarkably thorough, honest, and personal account of the gold rush, the Alaskan natives, crime and punishment, mining boomtowns and wilderness living conditions, and more." ‚€”Scan-a-Book
"This prose carries tremendous clarity and the unstilted writing style of a pro." ‚€”Bloomsbury Review
"I recommend this book to anyone who has the slightest interest in the Gold Rush. ‚€¶[Haskell's] way of saying what he means is just as though he is in the chair next to you." ‚€”Alaska-Yukon Pioneer News r.gz.html

5th March 2009, 00:17

American Childhood: Risks and Realities
Publisher: Rutgers University Press | 1995-01-01 | ISBN: 0813521718 | PDF | 236 pages | 471 KB

"Schneider's lucid analysis of how American children are newly at risk represents a rare integration of the medical evidence with societal trends. An extremely significant book."--Sylvia A. Hewlett, author of When the Bough Breaks: The Cost of Neglecting Our Children What is happening to American youth today? There is a mountain of statistics gathered about our children, but it is often hard to know what the numbers mean. Dona Schneider argues that "sound-bite statistics" on teenage pregnancy or child abuse can mislead us and create bad public policy. But a closer look at those same statistics can give us a window on tomorrow's public health and social problems. To show how the statistics can both disguise and highlight problems, Schneider alternates a discussion of the numbers with vivid encounters with individual children and adults: the middle-class black high school student's offhand explanation about how to get a gun; a vital statistics bureau worker's astonishment at his own classification as Hispanic; a young woman's pleasure in holding down a job after teachers dismissed her as learning disabled; and a latchkey child's nightmare of coming home sick from school to an empty house. This book guides us through the morass of data bandied about to describe the state of America's children--what the numbers tell us and what they don't--and it offers a call to action. Comprehensive in its treatment of all groups of children and accessible in style, this book is essential for anyone concerned about children in American society. Dona Schneider is a professor of Urban Studies and Community Health at Rutgers University.

5th March 2009, 00:18

The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission:
Psychology, Counseling, and Related Professions (Complete Guide to Graduate School Admissission Psychology, Counseling, and Related Professions)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum | 2000-03-01 | ISBN: 0805831207 | PDF | 296 pages | 555 KB

Should I go to graduate school? How do I choose where to apply? Are my grades and accomplishments good enough to get in? Who should I ask to write recommendation letters for me, and how should I approach these people? How do I write my "personal statement?" When will I hear my fate, and how should I make my final decision? These are just a few of the many questions to which this well-researched, thorough, and extremely user-friendly book offers answers. Students who are contemplating graduate training in psychology, counseling, and related fields are often apprehensive and confused about applying to graduate school, but this book takes the guesswork and anxiety
out of the process.

The tone and features (such as the Q&A format, timeline for application-related tasks and activities, and special advice for special populations) that made the first edition so successful, eliciting hundreds of thank-you notes and e-mail messages to the author, are just as evident in this new edition. The book has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of new topics such as use of the internet and e-mail, as well as changing trends in the professions. The most obvious difference is that the book is now significantly shorter as a result of meticulous rewriting, making it even easier to use.

There have been attempts since the publication of the first edition to copy the format of this book, but none of the others have successfully duplicated the depth of research-based advice and the supportive style that make this book the guide of choice for thousands of graduate-school bound students and their advisors.

5th March 2009, 00:18

Gender, Conflict, And Development
Publisher: World Bank Publications | 2004-10 | ISBN: 0821359681 | PDF | 224 pages | 5.34 MB

Gender, Conflict, and Development was written as an effort to fill a gap between the Bank’s work on gender mainstreaming and its agenda in conflict and development. The authors identify a link between gender and conflict issues and provide the most comprehensive review of external and internal sources on gender and conflict, with a particular focus on policy relevance for an institution such as the Bank.

The book highlights the gender dimensions of conflict, organized around major relevant themes such as female combatants, sexual violence, formal and informal peace processes, the legal framework, work, the rehabilitation of social services and community-driven development. And for each theme it analyzes how conflict changes gender roles and the policy options that might be considered to build on positive aspects while minimizing adverse changes. The suggested policy options and approaches aim to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by violent conflict to encourage change and build more inclusive and gender balanced social, economic and political relations in post-conflict societies. The book concludes by identifying some of the remaining challenges and themes that require additional analysis and research.

5th March 2009, 00:19

Howard Williamson, "The Milltown Boys Revisited"
Publisher: Berg Publishers | 2004-01-01 | ISBN 1859738192 | PDF | 246 pages | 1.1 MB

How do some young people "escape" from a life of crime while others remain in it? This landmark book is the first longitudinal study of deviancy that gets to the heart of this question. During the mid-1970s, Howard Williamson studied a group of young offenders. Twenty-five years later, Williamson decided to track them down in order to find out how their teenage years had shaped their futures. The result is an extraordinary account of how many of these young people "beat all the odds" while others remained embedded in criminality. A celebration of success as much as a confirmation of predetermination, this book is a salutary read on how real lives unfold and whether public policy makes a difference. It will serve as a corrective to many contemporary social theories concerning risk and transition that have to date gone unchallenged.

5th March 2009, 00:20

Specialized Mobile Radio
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies | 2002-01 | ISBN: 007139172X | PDF | 27 pages | 602 KB

From the Broadband Telecommunications Handbook the one-of-a-kind volume by renowned computing communications expert and instructor Bud Bates comes this concise practical guide to specialized mobile radio. Featured topics include Motorola?s VSELP-coding signals; QAM modulation; an overview of trunked radio; the control channel; service areas and licensing blocks; spectral efficiency; digital transition; and the benefits of two-way radio. Within this concise excerpt you?ll find a special emphasis on key components and techniques for doing the job right. If you want to gain a top-to-bottom understanding of specialized mobile radio start here.

5th March 2009, 00:21

Rich Tretola, Simon Barber, Renaun Erickson, "Professional Adobe Flex 2"
Wrox | 2007 | ISBN: 0470102675 | 687 pages | CHM | 16,7 MB

Wrox's Professional Flex 2 is one of the first guides to Adobe's (Macromedia's) new web application development platform. Flex experts Simon Barber, Rich Tretola and John Bennett share their experience with Flex 2, and teach readers how to leverage the platform to build rich internet applications. Professional Flex 2 relies heavy on practical examples, making this a hands-on guide that will get readers up and running with Flex 2 quickly.
Topics include:
Building applications with Flex Builder
Flex programming model
Using Actionscript 3.0
Developing applications in MXML
Creating UIs with Flex controls and containers
Data access and interconnectivity
Creating custom flex components
Testing, debugging and deploying Flex applications
and more

5th March 2009, 00:22

Franz Sales Meyer, “Handbook of Ornament”
Dover Publications | 1957 | ISBN: 0486203026 | 548 pages | PDF | 35,9 MB

This excellent collection of historic decorative ornament contains over 3000 examples ranging from the cultures of the Greeks and Romans through the Victorians. Among the many different kinds of objects depicted are fine line drawings of chairs, thrones, crowns, heraldic emblems, altars, armor, architecture and scores of objects used in everyday life. 3002 black-and-white illustrations.

5th March 2009, 00:22

Writing Fiction & Poetry
Publisher: C & M Online Media, Inc. | 1997-12 | ISBN: 1886420084 | PDF | 200 pages | 1.3 MB

"Our meddling intellect misshapes the beauteous forms of things; we murder to dissect," Wordsworth cautioned at the dawning of a new age of science and technology. It is a caution that, in addition to applying to the study of art and nature, might also apply to our investigation of the creative process, which has engaged the meddling minds of many.

. . . .the process involved in literary creation, in particular, has fascinated many ordinary people, as well as a great many psychologists and philosophers, from Plato on . . . . The variety of approach and style in WRITING FICTION AND POETRY extends also to gender and experience.

5th March 2009, 00:23

Nicola Lacey, "Unspeakable Subjects: Feminist Essays in Legal and Social Theory"
Publisher: Hart Publishing | 1998-03 | ISBN 1901362337 | PDF | 273 pages | 2.0 MB

The essays which appear (in modified form) in this book were written during the last seven years, and develop ideas which have been forming over a longer period. During this time I have incurred far more debts of intellectual gratitude than I can possibly acknowledge here. I do, however, want to mention a number of people and institutions whose influence on my work in feminist theory have been of particular importance.

5th March 2009, 00:24

George Reis, "Photoshop CS3 for Forensics Professionals: A Complete Digital Imaging Course for Investigators"
Sybex | 2007 | ISBN: 0470114541 | 252 pages | PDF | 9,6 MB

Digital imaging technology has been used in forensics since at least 1992, yet until now there?has been?no practical instruction available to address the unique issues of image processing in an everyday forensic environment. Photoshop CS3 for Forensics Professionals serves the everyday, real-world needs of law enforcement and legal personnel dealing with digital images (including both photos and video stills). This book is an excellent tool for:
Law enforcement personnel, from crime scene and arson investigators, detectives, and patrol officers to forensic photographers, fingerprint examiners, video nalysts, tool mark and footwear examiners, and criminalists.
Security pros in such fields as private investigation, insurance, fraud detection, and loss prevention.
Scientific and technical users of Photoshop with workflows similar to law enforcement, such as medical photographers, research imaging experts, engineering and architecture staff, and industrial photographers.
Staff responsible for maintaining a photo archive or printing images for court.
Photoshop CS3 for Forensics Professionals is the only book to provide forensics professionals with specific answers to their imaging questions. This is the perfect resource for those who want to move from simple theory to the essential skills needed to be more effective. This resource is dividied into three parts:
Part I: The Essentials is about setting up your workflow, archiving your images, and familiarizing yourself with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge, including the setting up of preferences. Also covered are the best practices in writing reports and providing courtroom testimony.
Part II: The Digital Darkroom teaches how to use Photoshop to accomplish what traditionally was done in the darkroom, from correcting color casts to making prints and exhibits for courtroom use.
Part III: Image Analysis & Enhancement covers techniques for clarifying images so that details can be better viewed and used for analysis or comparison, from contrast enhancement and pattern removal to even forensic video analysis.

5th March 2009, 00:25

James O. Fraioli, Chef Kaz Sato, “The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sushi and Sashimi”
Alpha | 2008 | ISBN: 1592577822, 1436243386 | 192 pages | PDF | 7 MB

Sushi is one of America’s favorite specialty foods, yet it can be intimidating to prepare at home. This guide shows how easy it can be to prepare restaurant- quality sushi that anyone would be proud to serve. Family members and guests will be exclaiming “domo arigato!” in no time.

• Contains 75 of the best sushi recipes from a well-known master sushi chef
• Includes in-depth, step-by-step information on everything readers need to know, from buying the freshest ingredients to proper preparation techniques to appetizing presentation
• Full-color insert helps reader fully understand and visualize the proper presentation

5th March 2009, 00:25

Robert A. Muenchen, "R for SAS and SPSS Users "
Springer | 2008 | ISBN: 0387094172 | 470 pages | PDF | 9,7 MB

R is a powerful and free software system for data analysis and graphics, with over 1,200 add-on packages available. This book introduces R using SAS and SPSS terms with which you are already familiar. It demonstrates which of the add-on packages are most like SAS and SPSS and compares them to R’s built-in functions. It steps through over 30 programs written in all three packages, comparing and contrasting the packages’ differing approaches. The programs and practice datasets are available for download.
The glossary defines over 50 R terms using SAS/SPSS jargon and again using R jargon. The table of contents and the index allow you to find equivalent R functions by looking up both SAS statements and SPSS commands. When finished, you will be able to import data, manage and transform it, create publication quality graphics, and perform basic statistical analyses.
"This is a really great book. It is easy to read, quite comprehensive, and would be extremely valuable to both regular R users and users of SAS and SPSS who wish to switch to or learn about R…An invaluable reference." - David Hitchcock, University of South Carolina
"Thanks for writing R for SAS and SPSS Users--it is a comprehensible and clever document. The graphics chapter is superb!" - Tony N. Brown, Vanderbilt University
"This is a Rosetta Stone for SPSS and SAS users to start learning R quickly and effectively." - Ralph O'Brien, ASA Fellow
"I am a professional SAS and SPSS programmer and found this book extremely useful." - Tony Chu, Public Policy Research Data Analyst

5th March 2009, 00:26

Mark Galer, "Photography Foundations for Art and Design, 4 Ed: The creative photography handbook"
Focal Press; 4 ed | 2007 | ISBN: 0240520505 | 248 pages | PDF | 41 MB

A good book to explain any elements that a photographer should attend to take and make a good photo in any mode of photography.
The photographic curriculum contained in this book offers a structured learning approach that will give students a frame work for working on design projects and the photographic skills for personal communication.
This book is intended to promote in dependent learning and help build design skills, including the ability to research, plan and execute work in a systematic manner. Students are encouraged to adopt a thematic approach, documenting all developmental work.
"Anyone starting to take an interest in this field will find this book an invaluable reference. The author's easy way of imparting his knowledge and enthusiasm for photography comes through from beginning to end. Each section of the book is fully illustrated in colour. Many of the images which are used to illustrate a point are by world renowned photographers. This the fourth edition has been brought right up to date, and now includes all the latest innovations and techniques of the digital photographic world." Sid Pearce FRPS EFIAP Reviews of previous editions: "This is another great book for all of those who are starting to learn the tools and techniques of photography. It is written in a clear, and well-illustrated set of exercises, that will help you build all of your photo skills, and make quality images. Both teachers and students will love all of the information they will find in this book, and will use it as a constant reference source." - 'An excellent book, perfectly pitched for students at this level. I wish we could afford to buy more copies!' (Teacher, GNVQ Art & Design) 'Full of interesting ideas and assignments which will keep a photographer busy for a long time to come. If any student of photography, formal or informal and of any age, only ever buys one book on photography, this should be the one.' The Photographic Journal 'This type of book is few and far between' (Teacher of GCSE/C&G Photography, Pre Degree and GNVQ)

5th March 2009, 00:27

Terence Tsai, Bor-Shiuan Cheng, "The Silicon Dragon: High-Tech Industry in Taiwan"
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing | 2006-11-30 | ISBN 1840642408 | PDF | 236 pages | 1.1 MB

The Silicon Dragon is a systematic study of the growth of high-tech giants in the Greater China Region, depicting the success story of the microelectronics industry in Taiwan. Literature and studies on Taiwan's success are surprisingly limited, and this book aims to fill this gap, addressing questions such as: How has Taiwan achieved such an outstanding performance in the information industry? How did Taiwan obtain and maintain its competitive advantage? What was the secret of success? What role did the government and manufacturers play during the development process? What insights can newcomers gain from these achievements?
The book examines the government policies that acted as catalysts to the growth of high-tech industries in Taiwan, along with the roles of high-tech `incubators' and government-administered science parks. The authors provide case studies of high profile companies including Acer, Philips Semiconductors and Macronix International, and interviews with key decision makers to highlight the corporate strategies adopted in response to government policies and global commercial demand. Finally, insightful narratives on the birth and growth of a government-fostered strategic industry are provided, as is a synopsis of the Asian contribution to the evolution of the global microelectronics development.
This book will strongly appeal to academics, researchers and students with an interest in engineering, technology and business management. Business managers and government officials will also find much to interest them in this book.

5th March 2009, 00:28

James Jurinski, "Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents"
Publisher: ABC-CLIO | 2003-12-02 | ISBN 1851094911 | PDF | 329 pages | 1.2 MB

This book reads like it was written in a hurry, and I didn't think the author was even a lawyer until I looked up some information online. There is nothing great about this book, though it may be helpful to those who want to learn a little about how religion has been treated by the courts.

5th March 2009, 00:29

Main Street Revisited: Time, Space, and Image Building in Small-Town America (American Land & Life)
University Of Iowa Press | Routledge | 256 pages | 1996 | ISBN: 0877455430 | PDF | 3 mb

Main Street has come to symbolize a place of honest aspirations and few pretenses, a place where economics, community pride, and entertainment generate an intuitive appreciation of the small town as a vital part of the American experience. As an archetype for an entire class of places, Main Street has become one of America's most popular and idealized images. In Main Street Revisited, the first book to place the design of small downtowns in spatial and chronological context, Richard Francaviglia finds the sources of romanticized images of this archetype, including Walt Disney's Main Street USA, in towns as diverse as Marceline, Missouri, and Fort Collins, Colorado. Francaviglia interprets Main Street both as a real place and as an expression of collective assumptions, designs, and myths; his Main Streets are treasure troves of historic patterns. Using many historical and contemporary photographs and maps from his extensive fieldwork and research, he reveals a rich regional pattern of small-town development that serves as the basis for American community design. He underscores the significance of time in the development of Main Street's distinctive personality, focuses on the importance of space in the creation of place, and concentrates on popular images that have enshrined Main Street in the collective American consciousness. As a historical geographer with a long-standing interest in American popular culture, Francaviglia looks sympathetically but realistically at the ways in which Main Street's image developed and persists. He reaffirms that life can imitate art, that the cherished icons surrounding Main Street have become the substance of popular culture. Ultimately, his book isabout the material culture that architects, town developers, and image makers have left us as their legacy. Seen through the lives of the visionaries who created them in their search for the perfect community, Main Streets above all symbolize both individual and collective human energy and dreams. r.gz.html

5th March 2009, 00:30

Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil
Publisher: Rutgers University Press | 1997-12-01 | ISBN: 0813523656 | PDF | 196 pages | 1.07 MB

"Twine offers one of the most sophisticated analyses to date of the intransigence of Brazilian racism. Her nuanced account of the complex interplay of gender, race, and class is particularly exciting. This book will have a powerful impact not only on the field of Brazilian racial studies, but on the whole burgeoning literature on the African Diaspora." --Howard Winant, author of Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons "This wonderfully engaging study explodes the myth of racial democracy in a pathbreaking analysis of racism Brazilian style." --Karen Brodkin, UCLA "A revealing and sharply observed dissection of how racism works 'on the ground' in Brazil." --George Reid, author of Blacks and Whites in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1988 In Racism in a Racial Democracy, France Winddance Twine asks why Brazilians, particularly Afro-Brazilians, continue to have faith in Brazil's "racial democracy" in the face of pervasive racism in all spheres of Brazilian life. Through a detailed ethnography, Twine provides a cultural analysis of the everyday discursive and material practices that sustain and naturalize white supremacy. This is the first ethnographic study of racism in southeastern Brazil to place the practices of upwardly mobile Afro-Brazilians at the center of analysis. Based on extensive field research and more than fifty life histories with Afro- and Euro-Brazilians, this book analyzes how they conceptualize and respond to racial disparities. Twine illuminates the obstacles Brazilian activists face when attempting to generate grassroots support for an antiracist movement among the majority of working-class Brazilians. Anyone interested in racism and antiracism in Latin America willfind this book compelling. France Winddance Twine is professor of sociology at Duke University and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

5th March 2009, 00:30

Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative (American Academy of Religion Cultural Criticism Series) By Melanie J. Wright
Publisher An American Academy of Religion Book | ISBN: 0195152263 | edition 2002 | PDF | 184 pages | 8,57 mb

This book explores the retelling of the life of Moses in three 20th-century American narratives: Moses in Red, by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain, by Zora Neale Hurston; and Cecil B. DeMille's film, The Ten Commandments. Wright's analysis reveals that the figure of Moses has strong currency in American culture at many levels.

5th March 2009, 00:31

Don't Let the Fire Go Out!
Publisher: University of Missouri Press | 2004-04 | ISBN: 0826215130 | PDF | 272 pages | 10.72 MB

"Jean Carnahan is a remarkable woman with a remarkable life story-as a wife, a mother, a First Lady, a grieving widow, and a U.S. senator. It is a story written with great grace by a most gracious lady."-Thomas Eagleton Don't Let the Fire Go Out! is an intimate and revealing memoir of an extraordinary woman who overcame great tragedy to become the first woman from Missouri to serve as a United States senator. The widow of Mel Carnahan, the well-known and highly respected Missouri governor and popular leader of the Democratic Party, Jean Carnahan made history when she agreed to serve in the U.S. Senate after Missouri voters elected her husband to the position posthumously. Although the emphasis in this book is on the years 2000 through 2002-as Carnahan survived the tragic deaths of her loved ones and made her push forward with the campaign to fill what would have been her husband's Senate seat-it also covers her family, her years of growing up in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and her marriage to Mel Carnahan. She offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at life in the Governor's Mansion during her years as Missouri's First Lady. The book also provides insight into Mel Carnahan's devotion to public service.

5th March 2009, 00:32

Working Mothers and Juvenile Delinquency (Criminal Justice (Lfb Scholarly Publishing Llc).)
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC | 2003-07-15 | ISBN: 1931202729 | PDF | 164 pages | 10.9 MB

"Mother-blame," blaming mothers for their children’s anti-social behavior, is a common theme of social critics and policymakers. Critics charge that mothers have chosen work over parenting and that their children have suffered due to a loss of supervision and support. Their children are, therefore, more likely to commit crime. This study explores the relationship between maternal work and juvenile delinquency. The effects of maternal work are traced through a variety of delinquency pathways to delinquency. The results demonstrate that maternal work has little or no effect on family processes or on juvenile delinquency. Instead, Vander Ven suggests that variables measuring structural disadvantage are more important predictors of negative family processes and delinquent behavior in adolescents.

5th March 2009, 00:33

Penthouse March 2009 Germany
PDF | 132 Pages | 13.08Mb

5th March 2009, 00:34

Surfing Swimsuit Special Edition - USA Models 2009
Jpg | 1200х1580 | 97 pics | 46,0 MB

5th March 2009, 00:36

Glamorous - March 2009
Japan | 314 pages | JPG | 46.98 MB

“Global casual” fashion for women in their 20s, 30s.

5th March 2009, 00:37

Nature Genetics - March 2009
English | 118 pages | PDF | 10.29 MB

Nature Genetics publishes the very highest quality research in genetics. It encompasses genetic and functional genomic studies on human traits and on other ...

5th March 2009, 00:38

Layers Magazine January - February 2009
124 pages | PDF | 57.24MB

5th March 2009, 00:39

Downbeat 2009 April
English | PDF | 92 Pages | 12.3 MB

5th March 2009, 00:40

TIME Magazine March 2, 2009 Vol. 173 No. 8
DOC (MS Word) + PDF + MP3 | English | 3.8 + 1.0 + 27 MB

• COVER: Best Actress: Kate Winslet's Moment - Intense, ambitious and only slightly panicked, Kate Winslet is the finest actress of her
• ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Lincoln Center's New Come-Hither Design - Performing-arts complexes want to connect with their neighborhood. One of them is succeeding
• HEALTH & MEDICINE: Twins and Aging: How Not to Look Old - Doctors studying identical twins uncover the surprising effects behavior has on aging
• PEOPLE: 10 Questions for Danny Boyle - The Slumdog Millionaire director shares his Mumbai tales. Danny Boyle will now take your questions

5th March 2009, 00:40

Ultimate Restaurant Design Magazine 2008
English | 120 pages | PDF | 52 MB

Each of the more than sixty restaurants and bars featured in this compendium was carefully chosen for its remarkable interior design. Hundreds of color photographs highlight the groundbreaking work of the world’s most distinguished architects and designers - their use of startlingly new combinations of color and texture to create unique, often otherworldly environments. Destinations covered are located throughout North and South America, Europe, and Australia.

5th March 2009, 00:41

National Geographic Magazine
Number 1 | 1888 | National Geographic Society | PDF 23Mb. | Englishsen for its remarkable interior design. Hundreds of color photographs highlight the groundbreaking work of the world’s most distinguished architects and designers - their use of startlingly new combinations of color and texture to create unique, often otherworldly environments. Destinations covered are located throughout North and South America, Europe, and Australia.

5th March 2009, 23:11

Thomas Alured Faunce, "Pilgrims In Medicine: Conscience, Legalism And Human Rights"
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers | 2005-01 | ISBN 9004139621 | PDF | 651 pages | 2.2 MB

Pilgrims In Medicine: Conscience, Legalism And Human Rights: An Allegory of Medical Humanities, Foundational Virtues, Ethical Principles, Law and Human Rights in Medical Personal and Professional Development by Thomas Alured Faunce (Martinus Nijhoff: Brill Academic Publishers) Unabashedly literary, allusive and dialogic, Faunce has created a synthetic account of the humane issues involved in the doctor-patient relationship. The work challenges clinicians to approach whole to whole in the dance or as Fanunce fancies it, pilgrimage, that practice of medicine can become even in our highly technocratic institutions of medicine. Part spiritual direction, legal treatise, bioethics premier, and, with always an eye for the formation of personhood of the physician, this work deserves a wide professional readership.
This arrestingly novel work develops a normative synthesis of medical humanities, virtue ethics, medical ethics, health law and human rights. It presents an ambitious, complex and coherent argument for the reconceptualisation of the doctor-patient relationship and its regulation utilising approaches often thought of as being separate, if not opposed (virtue-based ethics and universal human rights). The case is argued gracefully, with moderation, but also with respect for opposing positions.
The book's analysis of the foundational professional virtue of therapeutic loyalty is an original departure from the traditional discourse of patient autonomy, and the ethical and legal duties of the medical practitioner. The central argument is not merely presented, as bookends, in the introduction and conclusion. It is cogently represented in each chapter and section and measured against the material considered.
A remarkable feature is the use of aptly selected "canonical" literature to inform the argument. These references run from Hesse's The Glass Bead Game in the abstract, to Joyce's Ulysses in the conclusion. They include excerpts from and discussion about Bergman, Borges, Boswell, Tolstoy, de Beauvoir, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Samuel Johnson, Aristotle, Orwell, Osler, Chaucer, Schweitzer, Shakespeare, Thorwalds, Kafka and William Carlos Williams. Such references are used not merely as an artistic and decorative leitmotif, but become a critical, narrative element and another complex and rich layer to this work. The breadth and quality of the references are testimony to the author's clear understanding of the modern law and literature movement.
This work provides the basis of a medical school course. As many medical educators as possible should also be encouraged to read this work for the insights it will give them into using their own personal life narratives and those of their patients to inform their decision-making process. It will also be of value to the judiciary, whose members are often called upon to make normatively difficult judgments about medical care and medical rules.
The human rights material leads to a hopeful view of an international movement toward a universal synthesis between medical ethics and human rights in all doctor-patient relationships.
Abstract: Soon, the 21st century's vast aggregate of clinical medical encoun¬ters and the comparatively smaller volume of professional and aca¬demic commentary upon them, will, like those remnants from the Hippocratic age, distort into the ambiguous strata of history. Scholars may then seek to sift those narratives for relics testifying to important themes.
This work suggests some such thematic candidates. To emphasise their humanity and inherent dignity, they have been made here into literary characters. They will be shown progressing through the vary¬ing quadrants of their fated careers, from medical students into pro¬fessional practice, retirement and death.
This interdisciplinary technique draws upon an established liter¬ary genre involving personification of the virtues and vices.' It seems a vehicle well serviced to attempt a conceptual tour that integrates those hitherto dispersed academic hamlets known as moral philoso¬phy, virtue ethics, medical humanities, bioethics, jurisprudence, health law and human rights. Like Prudentius' Psychomachia or "soul bat¬tle," their tales may often resemble dynamic "inward" struggles between opposing moral values. Indeed, it has been argued that the contesting imagined persons from the Psychomachia (for example, Fides, Spes, Sobrietas and Ira) actually represented dieties and dae¬monic powers in the heart of man.'
As Chaucer gave us a brief sketch of those pilgrims setting out from the Tabard to Canterbury, so will I now the personified med¬ical students whose journeys in conscience are narrated in these pages.
"Genome", as we first meet him, is an ambitious young man who, with little difficulty, has graduated from science to study medicine.
Married with two children, he carries more weight than he should and wears glasses. Genome is proud of his cultural background. His father, a Greek fisherman who worked on trawlers and his Egyptian mother, have much love for him but little comprehension of the amount of study required to be successful in such a course. Genome's dream is to buy an established home in the wealthiest suburb of town. He has not accepted a rural-bonded scholarship from the Uqbari Government.
"Human Rights" is a young, female graduate of law, enlivened by righteous anger in her pursuit of injustice. She is involved in many politically active groups on campus and lives with a group of like-minded friends. Human Rights is a vegetarian and wears clothes she makes herself. Her family were Cambodian farmers who nar¬rowly escaped the atrocities of Pol Pot's "Year Zero". Human Rights has a right arm that is a little shorter than her left, with a scar across the prominent knuckle.
The third character, a self-assured honours law graduate, depicts a regulatory attitude referred to in this book as "Legalism." Legalism and Human Rights were living together, but have recently separated. Legalism's parents have bought him a house in a leafy suburb near the University in which to stay for the duration of the medical course. Legalism keeps fit through involvement in many sporting activities in which he displays gifts of natural prowess that provoke much envy. His mother is a Muslim who fled Iraq and has separated from her community. His father is a third generation Uqbarian sheep and wheat farmer. Legalism intends to practise medicine in a rural location in Uqbar, but has not accepted a rural-bonded scholarship, as he wants to keep open the option of gaining clinical experience in a major urban teaching centre. Legalism has never failed an exam and has an aura of almost invincible optimism.
Our fourth character, boasting an eccentric graduate education in the humanities, is "Virtue Ethics." Virtue ethics has been twice divorced and is currently enjoying the relative ease of a bachelor's life. He has written a well-received treatise on the virtues and vices in English literature and regularly pens acerbic and sarcastic book reviews for the Times Literary Supplement, Quadrant and the London Review of Books. He lives on campus in post-graduate accommodation acquired by a bureaucratic ruse. He periodically makes it a rule that all vis¬itors must enter his room wearing one of the amusing hats racked by his door. He is frequently found at the bar, amiably intoxicated, smoking a variety of licit and illicit substances and philosophising. His family once had a country home in Sussex, England. His mother was the daughter of a Jewish refugee and his father the last of a long line of British soldiers. He has vowed that he will never again fall in love with either man or woman He has decided to write a novel about his experiences in medical school.
The fifth character is "Professional Conscience (PC)." PC lives in a group house with students from a variety of Faculties. She owns an impertinent cat called "Hodge." Her father is an irascible Scottish engineer and her mother a genteel Italian Professor of Fine Art. PC is involved in a Christian organisation that organises food for the homeless. She has recently comforted her mother through a long battle against ovarian cancer. PC lacks self-confidence and agonises each night about her social mistakes during the day. Other medical students you may encounter include the strange and irascible Charm, Collegiality, Stress, Professionalism, Spiritual Competence and Cultural Competence.
The journey into doctor-patient regulation we are about to com¬mence bears interesting comparison to the unique game that forms a central interactive sculpture in the echoing hall of Hermann Hesse's novel Das Glasperlenspiel [The Glass Bead Game].
Das Glasperlenspiel is an eclectic "game" played by the monastic spiritual guardians of future nation states. Players of the Glass Bead Game use the symbols and formulas of a common language created from music, philosophy, art, architecture, literature, mathematics, ethics and law. They begin by stating, then elaborating, varying and developing themes in the manner, simultaneously, of, for example, a Bach fugue, a Shakespearean tragedy, a Gothic cathedral, a philo¬sophical work by Immanuel Kant, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the Mahabharata, Illiad, Basho's Narrow Road to the Deep North even, one presumes, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"For a long time" writes Hesse "one school of players favoured the technique of stating side by side, developing in counterpoint, and finally harmoniously combining two hostile themes or ideas, such as law and freedom, individual and community." The aims of the Glass Bead Game are obscure, but appear to involve providing a source of spiritual aspiration for society and the acquisition of virtue by its participants.
The "Student Life" section strives to resemble the tempo and tone of that great conversation of humanity beginning with the Kyrie of Bach's Mass in B Minor. Here we gradually perceive the key ele¬ments and interactions of conscience, virtue ethics and medical human¬ities. By the "Professional Practise" section, echoing the Gloria and Credo of the B Minor Mass, we begin to integrate these with med¬ical ethics, health law and human rights. The notion is gradually introduced that we may view this integrated scheme of doctor-patient relations either as a positivistic enforcement pyramid, or as a more probabilistic community of principle clouding round conscience and personal and professional narrative coherence. All these concepts are drawn together and critiqued in the final section, "Retirement," which tries to echo elements of the Santus and Agnus Dei components of the great Mass.

5th March 2009, 23:12

Ships Bilge Pumps (Studies in Nautical Archaeology, No 2)
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press | ISBN: 0890967229 | edition 2005 | PDF | 128 pages | 2,62 mb

All wooden ships leak, a stark fact that has terrified sailors since the earliest days of ocean travel. Maritime historical literature is filled with horrific descriptions of being aboard a slowly sinking ship. Starting from this human perspective, then, Thomas J. Oertling traces the five-hundred-year evolution of a seemingly mundane but obviously important piece of seafaring equipment - and tells the story of nautical innovation - in this one-of-a-kind history. Beginning with early sixteenth-century documents that recorded bilge pump design and installation and ending at about 1900, when bilge pumps were being mass-produced, Oertling covers a period of radical technological change. He describes the process of making long wooden pump tubes by hand, as well as the assembly of the machine-crafted pumps that helped revolutionize ship construction and design. Also given in detail are the creation, function, and development of the three types of pumps used from about 1500 to well into the nineteenth century: the burr pump, the "suction" or common pump, and the chain pump. Of further interest is Oertling's overall examination of the nature and management of leaks in ships' hulls. This work is well illustrated, with line art depicting the placement and use of pumps aboard the ships, early drawings showing pump design, and photographs revealing artifacts found at shipwreck sites. Of obvious interest to nautical archaeologists, maritime historians, and ship modelers, this book is written in an interesting and informative style, rendering it easily accessible to laypersons and amateur enthusiasts.

5th March 2009, 23:13

"The Mind As a Scientific Object: Between Brain and Culture" by ed. Christina E. Erneling, David Martel Johnson
Oxford University Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0195139321 | 564 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

Are all cognitive sciences equal? The contributors of this book argue that the answer is no, because only neurophysiology and cultural psychology are suited to account for the mind's ontology. The papers collected here have been chosen to clarify these alternatives. In particular, because other books have emphasized the neuroscience alternative, this book highlights the cultural solution.

5th March 2009, 23:16

Life's a Beach
Publisher: Voice | Pages: 288 | 2008-05-06 | ISBN 1401340784 | PDF | 1 MB

By the bestselling author of Must Love Dogs, the story of two grown-up sisters who fight like cats andd dogs -- but call each other at least twice a dayWhen Must Love Dogs was published, the Chicago Tribune called it "pitch-perfect" and the Washington Post declared, "Readers will hope that Claire Cook will be telling breezy summer stories from the South Shore of Massachusetts for seasons to come." Luckily for her legions of fans, Cook returns with another sparkling romantic comedy that's reminiscent of Must Love Dogs in all the right ways, but very much its own animal -- about a relationship-challenged single woman, her quirky-to-put-it-mildly extended family, and the summer the shark movie came to town.Life's a bit of a beach these days for Ginger Walsh, who's single at forty-one and living back home in the family FROG (Finished Room Over Garage). She's hoping for a more fulfilling life as a sea glass artist, but instead is babysitting her sister's kids and sharing overnights with Noah, her sexy artist boyfriend with commitment issues and a dog Ginger's cat isn't too crazy about. Geri, her BlackBerry-obsessed sister, is also nearly over the deep end about her pending fiftieth birthday (and might just drag Ginger with her). Toss in a dumpster-picking father, a Kama Sutra T-shirt-wearing mother, a movie crew come to town with a very cute gaffer, an on-again-off-again glassblower boyfriend, plus a couple of Red Hat realtors, and hilarity ensues. The perfect summer read, Life's a Beach is a warm, witty, and wise look at what it takes to move forward at any stage in life.

5th March 2009, 23:17

Spain, 1833-2002: People and State
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 0198731590 | edition 2007 | PDF | 272 pages | 2.91 mb

Spain, 1833-2002 provides a cultural history of Spanish politics from the civil war of 1833 to the Spanish adoption of the Euro in 2002. A tumultuous period dominated for the most part by violent military interventions in the political process, a succession of weak, unstable, but repressive governments, and the ever-present threat of rebellion from below, this era culminated in the victory and repressive dictatorship of General Franco.
Using a wide range of sources, both textual and material, author Mary Vincent focuses on the question of how ordinary people came to identify themselves both as citizens and as Spaniards throughout this period. She argues that a weak state rather than a weak sense of nation was the key to Spain's problematic development, and that this is the key to explaining both the persistence of political violence and the strength of regional nationalism in modern Spain.
However, as Vincent shows, starting in the 1970s, with the modernization of the state and the introduction of democratic politics, all Spaniards--including Catalans and Basques--enthusiastically adopted an additional identity, that of Europeans. While questions over the territorial unity of the Spanish state have still not been wholly resolved, the political choices facing Spaniards today are very similar to those of other western European nations. Spanish singularity appears, at last, to be consigned to the past.

5th March 2009, 23:17

Philip Clarke, "Where the Ancestors Walked: Australia as an Aboriginal Landscape"
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Academic | 2004-04-01 | ISBN 1741140706 | PDF | 296 pages | 1.4 MB

This work delves into the exciting story of one of the oldest continuous civilizations on earth. Beginning with the complexities of early human colonization and continuing through later European resettlement, the history of Australia's native people is told in a wide-ranging and sympathetic fashion. Drawing on research from anthropology, cultural geography, and environmental studies, the intricate and changing ways in which aborigines and white settlers have related to each other is discussed and the origins of aboriginal art, medicine, and music are chronicled.

5th March 2009, 23:19

David L. Sam, John W. Berry. "The Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology"
Cambridge University Press | 2006 | ISBN: 0521849241 | 576 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

This handbook compiles and systemizes the current state of the art by exploring the broad international scope of acculturation.

In recent years the topic of acculturation has evolved from a relatively minor research area to one of the most researched subjects in the field of cross-cultural psychology.

A collection of the world's leading experts in the field review the various contexts for acculturation, the central theories, the groups and individuals undergoing acculturation (immigrants, refugees, indigenous people, expatriates, students and tourists) and discuss how current knowledge can be applied to make both the process and its outcome more manageable and profitable.

Building on the theoretical and methodological framework of cross-cultural psychology, the authors focus specifically on the issues that arise when people from one culture move to another culture and the reciprocal adjustments, tensions and benefits involved.

5th March 2009, 23:20

Gonul Donmez-Colin, "Cinemas of the Other"
Publisher: Intellect Ltd | 2006-04-01 | ISBN 1841501433 | PDF | 200 pages | 2.3 MB

'Cinemas of the Other is a film buff's delight. This set of extended, thoroughly researched interviews with twenty-seven renowned filmmakers from seven countries is accompanied by a pithy and useful biographical note on each of her interviewees - just enough to give you a glimpse of their personality but never too long to give anything away. That something personal emerges from the lengthy interviews'

5th March 2009, 23:21

Getting Started with Bluetooth (Networking)
Publisher: Muska & Lipman/Premier-Trade | ISBN: 1931841837 | edition 2008 | PDF | 416 pages | 3,49 mb

Bluetooth is a technology standard that intends to replace the cable(s) connecting electronic devices such as mobile phones, mobile PCs, and other portable devices. Bluetooth is one of the key products focusing on security. Its system has built-in keys that ensure a secure transmission. Getting Started with Bluetooth covers all facets of the technology-Piconet, scatterent, channels, links, packets, architecture, and specifications. It includes examples to show you how the Bluetooth technology can be implemented in real-world scenarios.

5th March 2009, 23:22

New Interchange - INTRO
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 21567896754 | edition 2003 | djvu | 152 pages | 8,95 mb

5th March 2009, 23:23

Statistical Pattern Recognition, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Wiley | ISBN: 0470845139 | edition 2002 | PDF | 534 pages | 6,91 mb

Statistical pattern recognition is a very active area of study and research, which has seen many advances in recent years. New and emerging applications - such as data mining
, web searching, multimedia data retrieval, face recognition, and cursive handwriting recognition - require robust and efficient pattern recognition techniques. Statistical decision making and estimation are regarded as fundamental to the study of pattern recognition.

Statistical Pattern Recognition, Second Edition has been fully updated with new methods, applications and references. It provides a comprehensive introduction to this vibrant area - with material drawn from engineering, statistics, computer science and the social sciences - and covers many application areas, such as database design, artificial neural networks, and decision support systems.

* Provides a self-contained introduction to statistical pattern recognition.
* Each technique described is illustrated by real examples.
* Covers Bayesian methods, neural networks, support vector machines, and unsupervised classification.
* Each section concludes with a description of the applications that have been addressed and with further developments of the theory.
* Includes background material on dissimilarity, parameter estimation, data, linear algebra and probability.
* Features a variety of exercises, from 'open-book' questions to more lengthy projects.

The book is aimed primarily at senior undergraduate and graduate students studying statistical pattern recognition, pattern processing, neural networks, and data mining, in both statistics and engineering departments. It is also an excellent source of reference for technical professionals working in advanced information development environments.

5th March 2009, 23:24

Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Vol 2 Emerging Technologies
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company | ISBN: 9810249748 | edition 2002 | PDF | 808 pages | 13,5 mb

This is the first handbook to cover comprehensively both software engineering and knowledge engineering - two important fields that have become interwoven in recent years. Over 60 international experts have contributed to the book. Each chapter has been written in such a way that a practitioner of software engineering and knowledge engineering can easily understand and obtain useful information. Each chapter covers one topic and can be read independently of other chapters, providing both a general survey of the topic and an in-depth exposition of the state of the art. Practitioners will find this handbook useful when looking for solutions to practical problems. Researchers can use it for quick access to the background, current trends and most important references regarding a certain topic.

The handbook consists of two volumes. Volume One covers the basic principles and applications of software engineering and knowledge engineering.

Volume Two will cover the basic principles and applications of visual and multimedia software engineering, knowledge engineering, data mining for software knowledge, and emerging topics in software engineering and knowledge engineering.

5th March 2009, 23:26

The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir (California Studies in Food and Culture) By Amy B. Trubek
Publisher University of California Press | ISBN: 0520252810 | edition 2008 | PDF | 318 pages | 1,31 mb

How and why do we think about food, taste it, and cook it? While much has been written about the concept of terroir as it relates to wine, in this vibrant, personal book, Amy Trubek, a pioneering voice in the new culinary revolution, expands the concept of terroir beyond wine and into cuisine and culture more broadly. Bringing together lively stories of people farming, cooking, and eating, she focuses on a series of examples ranging from shagbark hickory nuts in Wisconsin and maple syrup in Vermont to wines from northern California. She explains how the complex concepts of terroir and got de terroir are instrumental to France's food and wine culture and then explores the multifaceted connections between taste and place in both cuisine and agriculture in the United States. How can we reclaim the taste of place, and what can it mean for us in a country where, on average, any food has traveled at least fifteen hundred miles from farm to table? Written for anyone interested in food, this book shows how the taste of place matters now, and how it can mediate between our local desires and our global reality to define and challenge American food practices.

5th March 2009, 23:27

Chris Newman, "Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 10 Minutes"
Sams | 2006 | ISBN: 0672328631 | 288 pages | CHM | 1,1 MB

Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 10 Minutes provides a no-fluff, just-the-answers guide to building and managing MySQL databases. It is carefully organized and thoughtfully written to provide just the information that you need in order to gain a rapid working knowledge of MySQL. Get up to speed quickly with Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 10 Minutes.
About the Author
Chris Newman is a consultant programmer specializing in database development with an Internet twist. He has extensive commercial experience of using PHP to integrate various database systems and has produced a wide range of applications for an international client base. He runs Lightwood Consultancy Ltd, the company he founded in 1999 to further his interest in online database development. Newman has served as a technical editor on several books from Sams, including PHP and MySQL Web Development, Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One, and Red Hat Fedora Unleashed.

5th March 2009, 23:31

Penthouse #3 (march 2009 / USA)
PDF | English | 145 pages | 49 MB


5th March 2009, 23:32

Publisher: Hachette Magazines, Inc | Date : march 2009 | Pages : 160 | PDF | ASIN: B00007AWY0 | English | 34MB

Product Description
This magazine showcases the most advanced international fashion designers and their innovative ideas in architecture, home fashions and the decorative arts. It provides the latest information on the top interior designers and architects and offers a detailed shopping guide in each issue.

Product Description
This magazine showcases the most advanced international fashion designers and their innovative ideas in architecture, home fashions and the decorative arts. It provides the latest information on the top interior designers and architects and offers a detailed shopping guide in each issue.


5th March 2009, 23:34

Arquitetura & Urbanismo (aU) - February 2009
Portuguese | 84 pages | PDF | 22.05 MB

5th March 2009, 23:36

Destin Magazine
Spring 2008 | English | EXE - Digital Mag | 38 MB | RS+ES

5th March 2009, 23:37

Athletic Business Magazine
March 2009 | PDF | English | 12 MB | RS+ES

Athletic Business is a monthly publication with high-quality editorial content and wide coverage of all aspects of facility planning, marketing, equipment, liability, operations and management topics. Columns include Sports Law, College Sports, High School Sports, For-Profits, Military and Recreation.

5th March 2009, 23:39

Flair Magazine
Jan-Feb 2009 | English | PDF | 56 MB | RS+ES

Flair Magazine is brough to you by The Tampa Tribune Group. Its a lifestyle magazine of Tampa Bay area in Florida. The magazine is about shopping in Tampa Bay, food and fashion.

5th March 2009, 23:40

CabinetMaker magazine
November 2008 | EXE ( Digital Magazine ) | 60 MB | RS + ES

CabinetMaker magazine is published exclusively for smaller woodworking shops, serving both the commercial and residential markets. The CabinetMaker magazine presents technical information and business information in a clear, easy-to-understand manner and is an indespensable tool for the small woodworking shop.

7th March 2009, 22:26

True Believers: The Story of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party
Allen & Unwin | Routledge | 328 pages | 2001 | ISBN: 1865085278 | PDF | 4.4 mb

Of all Australia's political parties, Labor has sat in both Houses in every parliament since federation. It predates Federation and has upheld its presence in every state and territory parliament since federation. Since 1901, Australian politics has pivoted on one central idea: Labor or anti-Labor. This volume presents the unfolding story of 607 men and women who have made up the federal Labor Caucus. It is a story of a century of change, the building of a nation through war and peace, economic depression and expansion, migration and development.

7th March 2009, 22:27

E. B. Podgorsak "Radiation Oncology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers And Students"
International Atomic Energy Agency | 2005-09 | ISBN: 9201073046 | 657 pages | PDF | 5,4 MB

This publication is aimed at students and teachers involved in teaching programmes in field of medical radiation physics, and it covers the basic medical physics knowledge required in the form of a syllabus for modern radiation oncology. The information will be useful to those preparing for professional certification exams in radiation oncology, medical physics, dosimetry or radiotherapy technology.

7th March 2009, 22:28

Justice and Equity
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262112159 | edition 1998 | CHM | 265 pages | 1,06 mb

Justice and Equity is a major work on the foundations of normative economics. The principles established by Kolm have formed the basis of the major lines of study in the field. The central principles are the ideal equalities in freedom (related to non-envy) and in happiness (approximated by the efficient leximin in fundamental utility). Kolm also presents related principles such as fundamental dominance and majorities, realistic equity, and adequacies. He analyzes thoroughly the reasons, properties, and consequences of these principles. A foreword for the English-language edition presents the rational necessity of equality and the theory of interpersonal comparisons.

7th March 2009, 22:29

The Economics of Uncertainty and Information
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262121360 | edition 1989 | CHM | 303 pages | 1,77 mb

The Economics of Uncertainty and Information may be used in conjunction with Loffont's Fundamentals of Economics in an advanced course in microeconomics. Both texts provide a thorough account of modern thinking on the subject and a wealth of carefully chosen examples and problems.

The first four chapters of The Economics of Uncertainty and Information summarize the essential tools of the analysis of uncertainty and information: the theory of individual behavior under uncertainty, the measures of risk aversion and the measures of risk, and the notions of certainty equivalence and information structure. Subsequent chapters introduce the theory of contingent markets, model systems of incomplete markets and define the concept of a perfect foresight equilibrium, cover two fundamental institutions for sharing risk - the stock market and insurance, show how the transmission of information by prices renders information structures endogenous, and study personalized exchange with asymmetric information.

Each chapter concludes with a list of suggested readings and with auxiliary sections which go into more detail about certain aspects of the subject. The book concludes with review problems and exercises. tion.CHM.html

7th March 2009, 22:29

Nanoscale Assembly: Chemical Techniques (Nanostructure Science and Technology) by: Wilhelm T.S. Huck (Editor)
Publisher: Springer | 17 Aug 2005 | ISBN: 0387236082 | Pages: 244 | PDF | 7.6 MB

Nanotechnology has received tremendous interest over the last decade, not only from the scientific community but also from a business perspective and from the general public. Although nanotechnology is still at the largely unexplored frontier of science, it has the potential for extremely exciting technological innovations that will have an enormous impact on areas as diverse as information technology, medicine, energy supply and probably many others. The miniturization of devices and structures will impact the speed of devices and information storage capacity. More importantly, though, nanotechnology should lead to completely new functional devices as nanostructures have fundamentally different physical properties that are governed by quantum effects. When nanometer sized features are fabricated in materials that are currently used in electronic, magnetic, and optical applications, quantum behavior will lead to a set of unprecedented properties. The interactions of nanostructures with biological materials are largely unexplored. Future work in this direction should yield enabling technologies that allows the study and direct manipulation of biological processes at the (sub) cellular level.

Table of contents
Structure Formation in Polymer Films: From Micrometer to the sub-100 nm Length Scales.- Functional nanostructured Polymers: Incorporation of Nanometer Level Control in Device Design.- Electronic Transport through Self-Assembled Monolayers.- Nanostructured Hydrogen-Bonded Rosette Assemblies: Self-assembly and self-organization.- Self-Assembled Molecular Electronics.- Multivalent Ligand-Receptor Interactions On Planar Supported Membranes: An On-Chip Approach.- Aggregation of Amphiphiles as a Tool to Create Novel Functional Nano-Objects.- Self-Assembly of Colloidal Building Blocks into Complex and Controllable Structures.- Self-Assembly and Nanostructured Materials.

7th March 2009, 22:30

A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262121743 | edition 1991 | CHM | 731 pages | 4,64 mb

Honorable Mention in the category of Economics in the 1993 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. More then just a textbook, A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation will guide economists' research on regulation for years to come. It makes a difficult and large literature of the new regulatory economics accessible to the average graduate student, while offering insights into the theoretical ideas and stratagems not available elsewhere. Based on their pathbreaking work in the application of principal-agent theory to questions of regulation, Laffont and Tirole develop a synthetic approach, with a particular, though not exclusive, focus on the regulation of natural monopolies such as military contractors, utility companies, and transportation authorities.

The book's clear and logical organization begins with an introduction that summarizes regulatory practices, recounts the history of thought that led to the emergence of the new regulatory economics, sets up the basic structure of the model, and previews the economic questions tackled in the next seventeen chapters. The structure of the model developed in the introductory chapter remains the same throughout subsequent chapters, ensuring both stability and consistency. The concluding chapter discusses important areas for future work in regulatory economics.

Each chapter opens with a discussion of the economic issues, an informal description of the applicable model, and an overview of the results and intuition. It then develops the formal analysis, including sufficient explanations for those with little training in information economics or game theory. Bibliographic notes provide a historical perspective of developments in the area and a description of complementary research. Detailed proofs are given of all major conclusions, making the book valuable as a source of modern research techniques. There is a large set of review problems at the end of the book. and%20Regulation.CHM.html

7th March 2009, 22:31

David Yun Dai, Robert J. Sternberg ."Motivation, Emotion, and Cognition: Integrative Perspectives on Intellectual Functioning and Development"
International and Cultural Psychology
Springer | 2004 | ISBN: 0805845569 | 480 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

The central argument of this book is that cognition is not the whole story in understanding intellectual functioning and development. To account for inter-individual, intra-individual, and developmental variability in actual intellectual performance, it is necessary to treat cognition, emotion, and motivation as inextricably related.

7th March 2009, 22:32

The Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation: Lessons from South Asia (BCSIA Studies in International Security)
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262581612 | edition 1998 | CHM | 224 pages | 1,13 mb

Analysts of international politics have debated heatedly over the likely consequences of the spread of nuclear weapons. Most argue that nuclear proliferation will destabilize the world and increase the risk of nuclear war. Others counter that the threat of nuclear war is enough to convince new nuclear nations to adopt prudent security policies.

In this book, Devin Hagerty examines the relationship between two emerging nuclear powers‚€”India and Pakistan‚€”to assess how nuclear weapons have changed their foreign and military policies. Even before India and Pakistan tested nuclear weapons in 1998, both countries believed that the other was capable of assembling a bomb. In recent years, their respective governments had conducted diplomacy in the shadow of those nuclear suspicions. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since becoming independent in 1947 and their relations remain tense, especially over the disputed border region of Kashmir.

Hagerty presents detailed studies of the January 1987 Indo-Pakistani crisis, precipitated by India's "Brasstacks" military exercises, and the 1990 confrontation over Kashmir. He finds that the two countries nearly went to war in the "Brasstacks" crisis, at least partly because Pakistan's nuclear capability remained nascent. In the 1990 crisis, however, both countries were aware of the possibility of nuclear escalation and acted more cautiously. Hagerty finds little evidence of preparations for preemptive nuclear strikes in the 1990 crisis. Instead, India and Pakistan appear to have embraced the logic of nuclear deterrence. Hagerty concludes that relations between India and Pakistan in recent years support the argument that nuclear proliferation does not necessarily destabilize international relations and may even reduce the risk of war. This conclusion is grounds for optimism about peace in South Asia now that India and Pakistan are overt nuclear-weapons states. 20Lessons%20from%20South%20Asia.rar.html

7th March 2009, 22:33

David Ingleby . "Forced Migration and Mental Health: Rethinking the Care of Refugees and Displaced Persons"
International and Cultural Psychology
Springer | 2004 | ISBN: 0387226923 | 218 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

This book presents a critical review of mental health care provisions for people who have had to leave their homeland, and explores the controversies surrounding this topic. Providing fresh perspectives on an age old problem, this book covers humanitarian aid and reconstruction programs as well as service provision in host countries. It is of interest to all those who provide health services, create policy, and initiate legislation for these populations.

7th March 2009, 22:34

Edward Ochmanski, Jerzy Tyszkiewicz, "Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2008: 33rd International Symposium, MFCS 2008, Torun, Poland, August 25-29, 2008, Proceedings "
Springer | 2008 | ISBN: 3540852379 | 626 pages | PDF | 18,5 MB

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2008, held in Torun, Poland, in August 2008.
The 45 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 119 submissions. All current aspects in theoretical computer science and its mathematical foundations are addressed, ranging from algorithmic game theory, algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, automata and formal languages, bioinformatics, complexity, concurrency and petrinets, cryptography and security, logic and formal specifications, models of computations, parallel and distributed computing, semantics and verification.

7th March 2009, 22:35

"Learning in Cultural Context: Family, Peers, and School" Ed. Ashley E. Maynard, Mary I. Martini
International and Cultural Psychology
Springer | 2005 | ISBN: 0306486830 | 280 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

While many volumes have been written about the social context of children's learning, less attention has been given to the cultural context in which cognition and learning take place. This book focuses precisely on the cultural aspects of learning and cognitive processes, in a full-blown examination of theory, methods, findings, and applications in this area.

7th March 2009, 22:36

Laurie Bauer, "The Linguistics Student's Handbook"
Edinburgh University Press | 2007-05-15 | ISBN: 0748627596 | 256 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB

The book that tells you all the things you felt you were expected to know about linguistics, but were afraid to ask about. *What do you know about Burushaski and Miwok? *What's the difference between paradigmatic and syntagmatic? *What is E-language? *What is a language? *Do parenthetical and non-restrictive mean the same thing? *How do you write a bibiliographic entry for a work you have not seen? Every student who has asked these questions needs this book. A compendium of useful things for linguistics students to know, from the IPA chart to the Saussurean dichotomies, this book will be the constant companion of anyone undertaking studies of linguistics. Part reference work, part revision guide, and with tables providing summary information on some 280 languages, the book provides a new learning tool as a supplement to the usual textbooks and glossaries.

7th March 2009, 22:37

WHO Regional Office for Europe "Home Care in Europe: The Solid Facts"
World Health Organization | 2009-03 | ISBN: 9289042818 | 44 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB

Demographic, epidemiological, social and cultural trends in European countries are changing the traditional patterns of care. The next decades will see rising numbers of care-dependent older people and noncommunicable diseases as the leading cause of chronic illness and disability. Further, urbanization and the break-up of the traditional large family group will lead to gaps in the care of older or disabled family members. These changes in needs and social structure require a different approach to policy and services in the health and social sectors; a disease-oriented approach alone is no longer appropriate.

Home care could be an answer to these issues: a sustainable approach to prevent the need for unnecessary acute or long-term institutionalization and to maintain people in their homes and communities as long as possible. Along with new forms of service delivery organization, technological innovation can represent a viable solution to developing home care in Europe, provided that health care systems can further enhance integration and coordination.

This publication is part of the work of the WHO Regional Office for Europe to present evidence for health policy- and decision-makers in a clear and understandable form. It explains why health and social services should provide high-quality and targeted home care for disabled and older people. It provides evidence for the effectiveness of home care, shows how it can be improved, and explains the need to ensure equitable access. The publication also explores the varied cultural and care contexts in different countries, and reveals how to educate professionals and the public about these issues. This booklet seeks to broaden awareness stimulate debate and promote action.

7th March 2009, 22:38

Callum Henderson "Currency Strategy: A Practitioner's Guide to Currency Trading, Hedging and Forecasting"
Wiley | 2002-11-11 | ISBN: 0470846844 | 234 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Expert advice and timely techniques for surviving and thriving within currency markets
Rapid movements in currency markets have been a common occurrence in recent years, often to the detriment of traders and investors. The ability to manage these fluctuations is essential for safe and successful investment in these markets. Currency Strategy develops new techniques and explains classic tools available for predicting, managing, and optimizing fluctuations in the currency markets. Author Callum Henderson shows readers how traditional macroeconomic theory has repeatedly failed in the face of practical experience in these markets and develops a new approach based on experience. He draws on the technical expertise of his bank to develop mathematical models to assist in the prediction of crises and gives practical advice on how to use these and other tools successfully.

7th March 2009, 22:39

Uichol Kim, Kuo-Shu Yang, Kwang-Kuo Hwang. "Indigenous and Cultural Psychology: Understanding People in Context"
International and Cultural Psychology
Springer | 2006 | ISBN: 0387286616 | 524 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

It was once assumed that the bedrock concepts of psychology held true for all the worlds peoples. More recently, post-modern approaches to research have expanded on these Western models, building a psychology that takes into account the sociopolitical, historical, religious, ecological, and other indigenous factors that make every culture, as well as every person as agents of their own actions.

7th March 2009, 22:40

Kwanho You, "Adaptive Control"
Publisher: IN-TECH | ISBN: 9789537619473 | 2009 | PDF | 372 pages | 13 Mb rared PDF

About the Book
This book covers a wide range of topics relating to advanced industrial robotics, sensors and automation technologies. Although being highly technical and complex in nature, the papers presented in this book represent some of the latest cutting edge technologies and advancements in industrial robotics technology. This book covers topics such as networking, properties of manipulators, forward and inverse robot arm kinematics, motion path-planning, machine vision and many other practical topics too numerous to list here. The authors and editor of this book wish to inspire people, especially young ones, to get involved with robotic and mechatronic engineering technology and to develop new and exciting practical applications, perhaps using the ideas and concepts presented herein.

Table of Contents
01 Automatic 3D Model Generation based on a Matching of Adaptive Control Points
Na-Young Lee, Joong-Jae Lee, Gye-Young Kim and Hyung-Il Choi

02 Adaptive Estimation and Control for Systems with Parametric and Nonparametric Uncertainties
Hongbin Ma and Kai-Yew Lum

03 Adaptive Output Regulation of Unknown Linear Systems with Unknown Exosystems
Ikuro Mizumoto and Zenta Iwai

04 Output Feedback Direct Adaptive Control for a Two-Link Flexible Robot Subject to Parameter Changes
Selahattin Ozcelik and Elroy Miranda

05 Discrete Model Matching Adaptive Control for Potentially Inversely Non-Stable Continuous-Time Plants by Using Multirate Sampling
S. Alonso-Quesada and M. De La Sen

06 Hybrid Schemes for Adaptive Control Strategies
Ricardo Ribeiro and Kurios Queiroz

07 Adaptive Control for Systems with Randomly Missing Measurements in a Network Environment
Yang Shi and Huazhen Fang

08 Adaptive Control Based On Neural Network
Sun Wei, Zhang Lujin, Zou Jinhai and Miao Siyi

7th March 2009, 22:40

Low Kin Huat, "Industrial Robotics: Programming, Simulation and Applications"
Publisher: Pro Literatur Verlag | ISBN: 3866112866 | 2006 | PDF | 702 pages | 30 Mb rared PDF

Industrial Robotics: Programming, Simulation and Applications
Edited by: Low Kin Huat
ISBN 3-86611-286-6
Hard cover, 702 pages, December 2006

About the Book
This book covers a wide range of topics relating to advanced industrial robotics, sensors and automation technologies. Although being highly technical and complex in nature, the papers presented in this book represent some of the latest cutting edge technologies and advancements in industrial robotics technology. This book covers topics such as networking, properties of manipulators, forward and inverse robot arm kinematics, motion path-planning, machine vision and many other practical topics too numerous to list here. The authors and editor of this book wish to inspire people, especially young ones, to get involved with robotic and mechatronic engineering technology and to develop new and exciting practical applications, perhaps using the ideas and concepts presented herein.

Table of Contents
01 A Design Framework for Sensor Integration in Robotic Applications
Dimitrios I. Kosmopoulos

02 Joint Torque Sensory in Robotics
Farhad Aghili

03 Design and Validation of a Universal 6D Seam Tracking System in Robotic Welding Based on Laser Scanning
Mikael Fridenfalk and Gunnar Bolmsjo

04 Designing Distributed, Component-Based Systems for Industrial Robotic Applications
Michele Amoretti, Stefano Caselli and Monica Reggiani

05 Designing and Building Controllers for 3D Visual Servoing Applications under a Modular Scheme
M. Bachiller, C. Cerrada and J. A. Cerrada

06 Robot Calibration: Modeling Measurement and Applications
Jose Mauricio S. T. Motta

07 Accuracy and Calibration Issues of Industrial Manipulators
Mohamed Abderrahim, Alla Khamis, Santiago Garrido and Luis Moreno

08 Calibration of Serial Manipulators: Theory and Applications
Irene Fassi, Giovanni Legnani, Diego Tosi and Alberto Omodei

09 Calibration of Parallel Kinematic Machines: Theory and Applications
Giovanni Legnani, Diego Tosi, Riccardo Adamini and Irene Fassi

10 Interfacing the Gryphon Robot with the World Wide Web
Robert T. F. Ah King, Saravanen Mootien and Harry C. S. Rughooputh l

7th March 2009, 22:41

Kwok Leung, Michael Harris Bond. "Psychological Aspects of Social Axioms: Understanding Global Belief Systems"
International and Cultural Psychology
Springer | 2008-12 | ISBN: 0387098097 | 348 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

While value-based frameworks have offered revealing insights about culture, other conceptual tools need to be explored and deployed for a comprehensive understanding of both culture and individuals and how culture shapes individual processes and outcomes. To achieve this end, the authors and editors of Psychological Aspects of Social Axioms propose the construct of social axioms to augment values in interpreting culture and the behavior of individuals in their cultural contexts. Social axioms are defined as generalized beliefs about oneself, other people, the social environment, or the spiritual and physical world, and are central to a person’s belief system. Their function is to enhance the survival and functioning of the person in his/her social and physical environment.

7th March 2009, 22:42

Jaan Valsiner. "Culture in Minds and Societies: Foundations of Cultural Psychology"
Sage Publications | 2007 | ISBN: 0761935827 | 385 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

This book presents a new look at the relationship between people and society, produces a semiotic theory of cultural psychology and provides a dynamic treatment of culture in human lives.

7th March 2009, 22:43

John W. Berry, Ype H. Poortinga, Marshall H. Segall, Pierre R. Dasen. "Cross-Cultural Psychology: Research and Applications" by
Cambridge University Press | 2002 | ISBN: 0521646170 | 611 pages | PDF | 6 Mb

This edition of the best selling textbook has been substantially revised to provide the student with the most comprehensive overview of cross-cultural psychology available in one volume.

7th March 2009, 22:47

The World We Have Won
Routledge | Routledge | 269 pages | 2007 | ISBN: Routledge | PDF | 1.4 mb

The World We Have Won is a major study of transformations in erotic and intimate life since 1945. We are living in a world of transition, in the midst of a long, unfinished but profound revolution that has transformed the possibilities of living out our sexual diversities. This book provides a balance sheet of the changes that have transformed our ways of being, from welfarism to the pill, women's and *** liberation, from globalization, consumerism and individualization to new forms of intimacy, from friends as family to same sex marriage. Some respond to these challenges with a deep cultural pessimism or moral conservatism. This book rejects such views and argues that this is a world we are increasingly making for ourselves, part of the long process of democratisation of everyday life. Unless we grasp this we cannot understand not only the problems and anxieties but the opportunities and hopes in this world we have won.

7th March 2009, 22:48

Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court Versus the American People By Jamin B. Raskin
Publisher: Routledge | ISBN: 0415934397 | edition 2003 | PDF | 256 pages | 1,65 mb

The Supreme Court has recently issued decisions announcing that citizens have neither a constitutional right to vote, nor the right to an education. Conservative judges have continually disavowed claims to any rights not specifically mentioned in the Constitution. In Overruling Democracy, celebrated law professor Jamin B. Raskin, argues that we need to develop a whole new set of rights, through amendments or court decisions, that revitalize and protect the democracy of everyday life. Detailing specific cases through interesting narratives, Overruling Democracy describes the transgressions of the Supreme Court against the Constitution and the people - and the faulty reasoning behind them - and lays out the plan for the best way to back a more democratic system.

7th March 2009, 22:50

Acts of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader By Ward Churchill
Publisher: Routledge | ISBN: 041593155X | edition 2002 | PDF | 400 pages | 4,45 mb

What could be more American than Columbus Day? Or the Washington Redskins? For Native Americans, they are bitter reminders that they live in a world where their identity is still fodder for white society.Churchill, one of the most respected writers on Native American issues, lends a strong and radical voice to the American Indian cause. Acts of Rebellion shows how the most basic civil rights' laws put into place to aid all Americans failed miserably, and continue to fail, when put into practice for our indigenous brothers and sisters. Seeking to convey what has been done to Native North America, Churchill skillfully dissects Native Americans' struggles for property and freedom, their resistance and repression, cultural issues, and radical Indian ideologies.

7th March 2009, 22:51

Martin Gardner, "The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions"
Simon and Schuster | 1961 | ASIN: B001TIAGZG | 256 pages | PDF | 12,3 MB

This delightful collection from the magician of math introduces readers to magic squares, the Generalized Ham Sandwich Theorem, origami, digital roots, an update of the Induction Game of Eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton Court palace, and many more mathematical puzzles and principles. "Gardner is often the clown prince of science. . . . His Mathematical Games column in Scientific American is one of the few bridges over C. P. Snow's famous 'gulf of mutual incomprehension' that lies between the technical and literary cultures."—Time

7th March 2009, 22:52

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics By Todd Landman
Publisher Routledge | ISBN: 0415272696 | edition 2003 | PDF | 288 pages | 1,54 mb

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics provides students with the answers to these fundamental questions. It is an accessible and user-friendly text which explores the strategies of comparative research in political science. It begins by examining the different methods and then highlights some of the big issues in comparative politics, using topical examples emphasizing the act of comparing as a means to explain observed political phenomena. The second edition is fully updated and includes a new chapter looking at comparative studies on Human Rights protection, a popular topic with students.

Part I shows how and why comparative politics is important, the strengths and weaknesses of different comparative methods, and the problems encountered in conducting political research.

Part II addresses the dominant issues in comparative politics. It contains an entirelynew chapter comparing human rights and chapters on economic development and democracy, violent political dissent and revolution, non-violent political dissent and social movements, transitions to democracy, and institutional design and democratic performance.

Part III draws important lessons for comparative politics and discusses the key challenges for the field.

7th March 2009, 22:53

The First 100 Feet: Options for Internet and Broadband Access
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262581604 | edition 1999 | CHM | 219 pages | 1,23 mb

The growth of the Internet has been propelled in significant part by user investment in infrastructure: computers, internal wiring, and the connection to the Internet provider. This "bottom-up" investment minimizes the investment burden facing providers. New technologies such as wireless and data transmission over power lines, as well as deregulation of telecommunications and electric utilities, will provide new opportunities for user investment in intelligent infrastructure as leverage points for Internet and broadband access.

Recasting the "problem of the last 100 feet" as "the opportunity of the first 100 feet," this book challenges individuals, businesses, and policymakers to rethink fundamental issues in telecommunications policy. The contributors look at options for Internet and broadband access from the perspective of homeowners, apartment complexes, and small businesses. They evaluate the opportunities and obstacles for bottom-up infrastructure development and the implications for traditional and alternative providers at the neighborhood, regional, and national levels. Already, some argue that Internet service will become the common denominator platform on which all other services can be carried.

A Publication of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project. s.rar.html

7th March 2009, 22:54

Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use By Neville A. Stanton, Mark Young
Publisher CRC | ISBN: 0748407030 | edition 1999 | PDF | 160 pages | 1,4 mb

The evaluation and assessment of appropriate design approaches for usable human-machine interfaces is at the heart of ergonomics. A Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics arises from work, carried out by Neville Stanton for the EPSRC/Department of Transport, to compile and review a pool of methodologies currently used throughout the human factors world. The book describes this range of methodologies, and provides evidence of "real-world" validity and reliability. The costs and benefits for each are assessed, as are the usability and applicability. "A Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics" will be an invaluable resource for professional ergonomists, students at masters and post-graduate levels, and industry and business professionals undertaking in-house ergonomic evaluations.

7th March 2009, 22:56

Etel Solingen, "Regional Orders at Century's Dawn "
Publisher: Princeton University Press | 1998-08-24 | ISBN 0691058792 | PDF | 352 pages | 9.5 MB

Etel Solingen provides an explanation of foreign policy based on how states throughout the world have confronted the rapid emergence of a global economy and international institutions. The text uses a key issue - internationalization - to clarify other debates, from the notion of a democratic peace to the relevance of security dilemmas, nationalism, and the impact of international institutions. The author discusses in detail the Middle East, Latin America's Southern Cone, and the Korean peninsula, and builds on examples drawn from almost every other region of the world.

7th March 2009, 22:57

Literature and the Irish Famine 1845-1919 (Oxford Historical Monographs)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 0199254648 | edition 2002 | PDF | 280 pages | 1,46 mb

The impact of the Irish famine of 1845-1852 was unparalleled in both political and psychological terms. The effects of famine-related mortality and emigration were devastating, in the field of literature no less than in other areas. In this incisive new study, Melissa Fegan explores the famine's legacy to literature, tracing it in the work of contemporary writers and their successors, down to 1919. Dr Fegan examines both fiction and non-fiction, including journalism, travel-narratives and the Irish novels of Anthony Trollope. She argues that an examination of famine literature that simply categorizes it as 'minor' or views it only as a silence or an absence misses the very real contribution that it makes to our understanding of the period. This is an important contribution to the study of Irish history and literature, sharply illuminating contemporary Irish mentalities.

7th March 2009, 22:58

Hierarchical Neural Networks for Image Interpretation (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 3540407227 | edition 2003 | PDF | 224 pages | 8,44 mb

Human performance in visual perception by far exceeds the performance of contemporary computer vision systems. While humans are able to perceive their environment almost instantly and reliably under a wide range of conditions, computer vision systems work well only under controlled conditions in limited domains.This book sets out to reproduce the robustness and speed of human perception by proposing a hierarchical neural network architecture for iterative image interpretation. The proposed architecture can be trained using unsupervised and supervised learning techniques. Applications of the proposed architecture are illustrated using small networks. Furthermore, several larger networks were trained to perform various nontrivial computer vision tasks.

7th March 2009, 22:59

Contaminated Land: Problems and Solutions By Tom Cairney
Publisher Taylor & Francis | ISBN: 0419230904 | edition 1998 | PDF | 369 pages | 2,2 mb

Contaminated land can be reclaimed safely, provided the proposed end-use of the land is appropriate and based on thorough site investigation. This book examines the subject, reviewing current methods and strategies for safe and economical reclamation.

7th March 2009, 23:00

Lindsay Whitfield, "The Politics of Aid: African Strategies for Dealing with Donors "
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | 2009-02-15 | ISBN 019956017X | PDF | 352 pages | 1.3 MB

This book presents an original approach to understanding the relationship between official aid agencies and aid-receiving African governments. The first part provides a challenge to the hazy official claims of aid donors that they have stopped trying to force African governments to do what 'we' think is best for 'them' and instead are now promoting African 'ownership' of the policies and projects which foreign aid supports. The authors tease out the multiple meanings of the term 'ownership', demonstrating why it became popular when it did, but also the limits to this discourse of ownership observed in aid practices. The authors set out to defend a particular vision of ownership--one that involves African governments taking back control of their development policies and priorities. Based largely on interviews with the people who do the negotiating on both sides of the aid relationship, the country case studies put the rhetoric of the new aid system to a more practical test. The authors ask how donors seek to achieve their policy objectives without being seen to push too hard, what preconditions they place on transferring authority to African governments, and what effect the constant discussions over development policy have on state institutions, democracy and political culture in recipient countries. It investigates the strategies that African states have adopted to advance their objectives in aid negotiations and how successful their efforts have been. Comparing the country experiences, it points out the conditions accounting for the varying success of eight African countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. It concludes by asking whether the conditions African countries face in aid negotiations are changing.

7th March 2009, 23:01

Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy
Publisher: Stanford University Press | ISBN:0804731462 | edition 1998 | PDF | 579 pages | 1,74 mb

Bold, flamboyant, extravagant, devious, visionary, Agoston Haraszthy (1812-1869) is one of the most fascinating‚€”and elusive‚€”figures in the history of American agriculture. Apart from his pioneer efforts to establish a world-class wine industry in California, he holds other important distinctions: he was the first Hungarian to permanently settle in the United States, author of only the second Hungarian-language book about the United States, founder of one of the earliest towns in Wisconsin, and owner and operator of the first steamboat to engage in regularly scheduled traffic on the upper Mississippi River.

Lured by the discovery of gold to cross the plains to California in 1849, Haraszthy became the first sheriff of San Diego, a member of the California legislature, and the first assayer of the United States Mint in San Francisco. Long fascinated with the possibility of growing fine European grapes in America, he moved in 1856 to northern California‚€™s Sonoma Valley, where he built the first stone wineries in California, introduced more than 300 varieties of European grapes, and planted (or helped his neighbors plant) more than a thousand acres of choice wine vineyards. He made a well-publicized wine tour of Europe in 1862, wrote the first notable book on California wine growing, and built his Sonoma estate into what was widely advertised as ‚€œthe largest vineyard in the world.‚€

In this book, the first full-length biography of one of nineteenth-century America‚€™s most interesting and influential immigrants, the author examines Haraszthy‚€™s amazing life, dispels many of the myths that have gathered around him, and makes a careful assessment of his contributions to American immigration and agricultural history.

7th March 2009, 23:02

Ergonomics In Computerized Offices By E. Grandjean
Publisher CRC | ISBN: 0850663504 | edition 1986 | PDF | 248 pages | 2,49 mb

"Ergonomics in Computerized Offices should be required reading for office managers, union representatives, engineers, designers, or anyone employed in implementing a computerized office or improving conditions in an already computerized excellent addition to any personal library." Human Factors Bulletin
"Ergonomics in Computerized Offices should be required reading for office managers, union representatives, engineers, designers, or anyone employed in implementing a computerized office or improving conditions in an already computerized excellent addition to any personal library." Human Factors Bulletin Grandjean.

7th March 2009, 23:03

V. Kordic, A. Lazinica and M. Merdan, "Manufacturing the Future"
Publisher: Pro Literatur Verlag | ISBN: 3866111983 | 908 | PDF | 468 pages | 26 Mb rared PDF

About the Book
The primarily goal of this book is to cover the state-of-the-art development and future directions in modern manufacturing systems. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive volume, consisting of 30 chapters, covers a survey of trends in distributed manufacturing, modern manufacturing equipment, product design process, rapid prototyping, quality assurance, from technological and organisational point of view and aspects of supply chain management.

The primarily goal of this book is to cover the state-of-the-art development and future directions in modern manufacturing systems.
This interdisciplinary and comprehensive volume, consisting of 30 chapters, covers a survey of trends in distributed manufacturing, modern manufacturing equipment,
product design process, rapid prototyping, quality assurance, from technological and organisational point of view and aspects of supply chain management.
The book’s coverage reflects the editor’s belief that modern industrial applications stem from the synergy of general understanding of the big picture of technologies with an in-depth knowledge

7th March 2009, 23:05

Property and Civil Society in South-Western Germany 1820-1914
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 019928475X | edition 2005 | PDF | 295 pages | 1,06 mb

Historians have often employed the concept of civil society, an intermediary realm between the family and the state, to analyse nineteenth-century Europe and North America. They have concentrated on voluntary associations, the press and public meetings, the constituent elements of Jurgen Habermas's 'public sphere', in doing so overlooking a central element of nineteenth-century civil society: property and its disposition, whether within the family or in the marketplace.
This book examines the place of property in the society of south-western Germany during property's nineteenth-century golden age. It analyses the culture of property ownership and property transactions within families, among business partners and competitors, and among creditors and debtors. The work considers the boundaries of property, outlining relationships between neighbouring property owners, and showing how property ownership helped shape social distinctions between men and women, Christians and Jews, the upper and lower classes, the sane and the insane, and between honourable and dishonourable actions. It traces the development of property relations and property transactions from the end of the Napoleonic era to the eve of the First World War. The book's conclusion compares conditions in south-western Germany with those elsewhere in Europe and North America, and considers changes in property relations occurring in Germany during the age of total war and in the post-1945 period in the light of structures and developments in the nineteenth century.
Based on extensive documentation from civil court records, Property and Civil Society in South-Western Germany presents its results through the recounting of intriguing, sometimes bizarre, but always revealing stories of legal disputes. A reconsideration of the nature of civil society, an analysis of nineteenth-century social development and social conflict, a study of the nature and action of the law in everyday life, the book is also an ironic and bemused look at the past human condition.

7th March 2009, 23:05

Patrick P. Astre "This is Not Your Parents' Retirement: A Revolutionary Guide for a Revolutionary Generation"
Entrepreneur Press | 2005-07-12 | ISBN: 193253153X | 320 pages | PDF | 2,4 MB

The world has changed. Shouldn’t your retirement strategy follow suit?

You’re destined for a longer, more active retirement than any generation before you – and you want the cash to do it in style. Forget nest eggs. There’s a revolution afoot in retirement planning, and expert Patrick Astre divulges the investment secrets that create multiple income streams for life.

This is more than a retirement book. Astre names names – the best mutual funds, stocks, bonds, insurance products, tax strategies and more! He becomes your personal financial advisor. Follow his advice and accumulate million to ensure your financial freedom.

7th March 2009, 23:06

Deryke Belshaw, Robert Calderisi, Chris Sugden, "Faith in Development: Partnership Between the World Bank and the Churches of Africa "
Publisher: World Bank Publications | 2001-08 | ISBN 0821348485 | PDF | 246 pages | 8.0 MB

This book discusses the principles and practicalities of a partnership, covering a broad range of development topics. It draws on an extraordinary conference held in Nairobi in March 2000, organized jointly by the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa and the World Bank, to explore closer collaboration, especially at the grassroots level. This book provides a fascinating glimpse of the spiritual dimensions of poverty. Foreword by James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, and George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury.

7th March 2009, 23:07

Muriel Mandell , Elise Chanowitz, "Fantastic Book of Logic Puzzles"
Sterling Pub Co Inc | 1986 | ISBN: 0806947543 | 128 pages | PDF | 3,2 MB

Magicians, ogres, dragons, genies and wizards show how to do the most popular logic puzzle types: elimination, crossing the river, measurement, probability, more. 128 pages, b/w illus. throughout, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

7th March 2009, 23:08

Citrix Metaframe Access Suite Advanced Concepts
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0072257105 | edition 2004 | PDF | 656 pages | 4,36 mb

Install, configure, and deploy an enterprise-wide access infrastructure using this one-of-a-kind resource. Fully authorized by Citrix Systems, Inc., this invaluable reference shows you how to optimize the entire suite of components. Get details on customizing the installation process, implementing the data store across multiple platforms, securing the management and Web consoles, imaging server farms, replicating applications, and much more. You’ll also discover advanced troubleshooting techniques and expert tuning and optimization recommendations to further increase Citrix productivity and performance.

7th March 2009, 23:10

Dennis Shasha, "Puzzles for Programmers and Pros"
Wrox | Wrox | ISBN: 0470121688 | 240 pages | CHM | 5,8 MB

Solving puzzles demands a mindset that starts with a vulnerable openness followed by a rigorous drive to find a solution. Whether you're preparing for a programming job interview or just like a challenge, this book takes you on a tour of problem-solving techniques so you can dramatically improve your skills. You'll learn how to conquer simple elimination puzzles like Sudoku and how to apply heuristic techniques to far more complex problems.
Dr. Shasha provides you with the tools to solve several classes of puzzles by handand computer. These include scheduling,strategic, geometric, and probabilistic puzzles. You'll also find a mystery involving codes, bank accounts, and geography that you can solve for the chance to win a prize. The approaches and techniques in this book will help you solve the kind of application puzzles the real world may throw at you.
What you will learn from this book
How to expand your puzzle-solving abilities and tackle new challenges
Proven steps that will help you quickly progress from basic puzzles to a more advanced level
How to prepare for various types of puzzles presented during a programming interview
Techniques for determining the best solution to a puzzle
Methods for solving puzzles using decryption and combinatorics
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers who need to brush up on their puzzle-solving skills as they prepare for the programming job interview. It is also for anyone who love puzzles and challenges.
Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

7th March 2009, 23:11

Digital Audio Broadcasting : Principles and Applications of Digital Radio
Publisher: Wiley | Pages: 360 | 2003-10-31 | ISBN 0470850132 | PDF | 4 MB

Now the standardisation work of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) system is finished many broadcast organisations, network providers and receiver manufacturers in European countries and outside of Europe (for example Canada and the Far East) will be installing DAB broadcast services as pilot projects or public services. In addition some value added services (data and video services) are under development or have already started as pilot projects.

The new digital broadcast system DAB distinguishes itself from existing conventional broadcast systems, and the various new international standards and related documents (from ITU-R, ISO/IEC, ETSI, EBU, EUREKA147, and others) are not readily available and are difficult to read for users. Therefore it is essential that a well structured technical handbook should be available.

The Second Edition of Digital Audio Broadcasting has been fully updated with new sections and chapters added to reflect all the latest developments and advances.

7th March 2009, 23:12

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2008
Publisher: Sports | 2008 | 79 pages | JPEG | 32MB

7th March 2009, 23:13

Nature Nanotechnology - March 2009
English | 124 pages | PDF | 5.90 MB

Nature Nanotechnology offers a unique mix of news and reviews alongside top-quality research papers. Published monthly, in print and online, the journal reflects the entire spectrum of nanotechnology, pure and applied.

7th March 2009, 23:14

Popular Hot Rodding - April 2009
Pages: 100 | English | PDF | 34.11 mb

7th March 2009, 23:15

Business Week (02/03/2009)
Pages: 76 | Scan & PDF: Antfer | PDF | 10,2 mb

7th March 2009, 23:19

Natural Muscle Magazine
November 2007 | English | PDF | 10 MB | RS + ES

Founded in 1996, Natural Muscle Magazine is a first class fitness tabloid published monthly.

NMM is designed to keep its readers on the cutting edge of all the latest health issues, news and research. Each issue you will find a refreshing variety of editorial on health, nutrition, diet, weight loss, exercise, beauty, fashion, weight training, bodybuilding, fitness contest coverage and industry news as well as everyday people and celebrity profiles.

7th March 2009, 23:20

N Scale Railroading 2008 September
English | PDF | 64 Pages | 31 MB

7th March 2009, 23:21

Destin Magazine
Summer 2008 | English | EXE - Digital Mag | 19 MB | RS+ES

7th March 2009, 23:22

X-Ray International Dive Magazine
Issue 28 - March 2009 | English | PDF | 18 MB | RS+ES
International lifestyle magazine for Divers !

X-RAY MAG is an international dive magazine. The vision behind X-RAY MAG is to educate and raise public understanding and appreciation of the underwater realm and its significance to the world.

X-RAY Issue 28 :

Maldives Sea Safari: An In Depth Guide by Michael Aw. Whale Shark Park Maldives. Gifts for Sea Lovers. Profile: Jim Bram NAUI President. Barents Sea, Russia by Andrey Bizyukin. Rebreather for Cave Diving by Cedric Verdier. UW Photography: Ice Diving by Kurt Amsler. Portfolio: Fishy Found Objects by Frank Russell. SOS Seaturltes

7th March 2009, 23:23

The Hammond Times (August/September 1968)
English | 16 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Fans of the Hammond organ will enjoy this, a small magazine from 1968 featuring articles about The Memphis Sound and the importance of the Hammond in the city's music, plus how to practice in four easy steps (for the beginning organist), a Hammond Organ Society Four State Convention, tonebar tips, album reviews, and more.

8th March 2009, 02:21
downloading mksap now. thanks.

9th March 2009, 22:55

Nicole C. Cuomo "Integrated Yoga: Yoga with a Sensory Integrative Approach"
Jessica Kingsley Pub | 2007-10-15 | ISBN: 1843108623 | 121 pages | PDF | 2,7 MB

Practicing yoga creates a sense of calm and focus and heightens awareness of the body's functions and movements. For children with sensory processing difficulties - because they either have low sensory thresholds and are overwhelmed by sensory stimulation or because they have high thresholds and do not register stimulation - yoga can be hugely beneficial.
This book presents easy-to-follow basic postures and sequences for children and young people which can be easily adapted for adults. Nicole Cuomo gives practical advice for how to choose appropriate sequences according to the child's particular needs and mood, knowing that yoga will be most beneficial when it is fun! Photographs of each posture supplement the descriptions.
This practical book provides a wide range of ideas for therapists, educators and parents to help their children with sensory processing needs.

9th March 2009, 22:55

Richard K. Stanzak "The Bottom Line: A Layman's Guide to Medicine"
Algora Publishing | 2006-06-01 | ISBN: 0875864554 | 352 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB

Medical errors are responsible for at least 195,000 unnecessary deaths each year and indiscriminate use of antibiotics has resulted in the creation of drug resistant-bacteria - we are in the "post-antibiotic era" for certain diseases. Yet hope remains. The baby boomers' distrust of authority and "experts" may once again serve them well. They are still healthy enough to have many years of quality life ahead of them, if they are proactive. Unfortunately, even educated laymen have little understanding of medical treatment and often have no choice but to follow the physician's guidance. This book is written to fill that void. Its sole purpose is to focus on documented outcomes from medical therapy. Books explaining disease processes and treatments are commonplace. Usually the only real difference is the author is a famous physician or celebrity, or the author is promoting a trendy new "discovery." This book is written from a totally different perspective. About six years ago while working in the medical intensive care unit of a regional medical center, I became disillusioned because my patients continued to die or to have poor medical outcomes despite aggressive advanced medical care. My research training significantly influences my thought processes; I I reasoned that if my patients were dying despite our efforts, then perhaps the care they were receiving was not really as "advanced" as we thought. I asked my chief physician if there were any books available discussing patient outcomes. "No," he said. "Insurance companies keep that information locked up." The information does exist, but it is scattered throughout the medical literature. Here, I have attempted to consolidate it into one source and simplify it as much as possible so that you can make truly informed decisions. Richard Stanzak is a critical care nurse. He also worked as a molecular biologist for fourteen years, seven of them for Eli Lilly pharmaceuticals in both research and development. As a traveling ICU nurse he has been employed at 19 different assignments. He has worked in major trauma units, transplant units, cardiac units and hospitals from 1150 beds to 8 beds. He has experienced first-hand the problems of healthcare and can certainly attest this is a national problem. Stanzak is the author and/or co-author of several papers and also has several patents. He is the lead author of a benchmark paper on the cloning of genes responsible for the production of erythromycin. He was engaged in research at Eli Lilly when Prozac was first discovered and Genentech first licensed the insulin gene to Lilly. As a critical care nurse, he is responsible for providing teaching to patients or families about drugs, diseases and procedures.

9th March 2009, 22:56

China Mieville, "Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory Of International Law"
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers | 2005-01-30 | ISBN 9004131345 | PDF | 375 pages | 1.15 MB

"China Miville's brilliantly original book is an indispensable guide for anyone concerned with international law. It is the most comprehensive scholarly account available of the central theoretical debates about the foundations of international law. It offers a guide for the lay reader into the central texts in the field."-Peter Gowan, Professor, International Relations, London Metropolitan University.

Miville critically examines existing theories of international law and offers a compelling alternative Marxist view.

China Miville, PhD, International Relations, London School of Economics, is an independent researcher and an award-winning novelist. His novel Perdido Street Station won the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

9th March 2009, 22:57

Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942
Publisher: University of Texas Press | 1998 | ISBN: 0292777264 | PDF | 271 pages | 2.53 MB

Sawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren. Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions.

9th March 2009, 22:58

Tennessee Frontiers: Three Regions in Transition
Publisher: Indiana University Press | 2001-10-01 | ISBN: 0253339855 | PDF | 352 pages | 1.65 MB

This important new history chronicles the formation of Tennessee from indigenous settlers to the end of the end of the frontier in 1840, signaled by the removal of the Cherokee along the "trail of tears." Two major themes emerge in the book: "access to opportunity," the belief of frontier people that North America offered unique opportunities for social and economic advancement; and the continuing tension between local autonomy and central authority, marked by the resistance of frontier people to the imposition of outside controls, even as they expected government to provide such assistance as acquiring land from Indians or foreign nations, providing military protection, or constructing internal improvements.

It is a fascinating story, well told by the author, who along the way introduces the famous names of Tennessees frontier history: Attakullakulla, Nancy Ward, Daniel Boone, John Sevier, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson, and John Ross, among others. They remind us that this is the story of real people dealing with real problems and possibilities in often difficult circumstances.

9th March 2009, 22:59

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 38 (Advances in the Study of Behavior)
Publisher: Academic Press | ISBN: 0120045389 | edition 2008 | PDF | 552 pages | 5,9 mb

Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields.
Advances in the Study of Behavior is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online from volume 30 onward.

9th March 2009, 23:00

Patriarchy and Families of Privilege in Fifteenth-Century England (The Middle Ages Series)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press | 1991-01-01 | ISBN: 0812230728 | PDF | 304 pages | 1.23 MB

There are, contends Joel Rosenthal, two suppositions that have achieved almost full and unquestionable acceptance in contemporary social history and family studies. The first is that at any given time in any given culture one particular form or model of the family dominates; the second is that historical changes in the family operate in a single and compelling direction.

In Patriarchy and Families of Privilege in Fifteenth-Century England, the author joins quantitative and legal evidence with case studies to yield a depiction of the family as something at once corporeal, fictive, and symbolic.

9th March 2009, 23:01

The Highly Hypnotizable Person: Theoretical, Experimental and Clinical Issues
Publisher: Routledge | 2004-09-02 | ISBN: 1583911715 | PDF | 240 pages | 582 KB

It is commonly known that some individuals are more easily hypnotized than others. What is less clear is why, and what can be learnt from these individual differences for hypnosis as a whole. The Highly Hypnotizable Person is the first book to present an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of what research and evidence there is for the existence and features of highly hypnotisable people. The Highly Hypnotizable Person draws on research findings from cognitive, developmental and clinical psychology and from neuropsychology and neurophysiology. Leading authorities on hypnosis provide a comprehensive account of what is known and understood about this phenomenon and treatment procedure, and in particular, the nature and implications of high susceptibility.

9th March 2009, 23:02

Eating Their Words: Cannibalism and the Boundaries of Cultural Identity
Publisher: State University of New York Press | 2001-06 | ISBN: 0791450899 | PDF | 219 pages | 8.85 MB

Examines the figure of the cannibal as it relates to cultural identity in a wide range of literary and cultural texts.

9th March 2009, 23:02

Ken Tanner, "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Hiring and Building the Team (The Entrepreneur's Guide)"
Publisher: Praeger Publishers | 2008-01-30 | ISBN 0275995437 | PDF | 208 pages | 1.78 MB

There are few absolutes in business, but here is one: Thriving businesses employ a superior team. No matter how great the idea, how strong the entrepreneur's finances, how excellent the location, or how magnetic the advertising, the success or failure of the business rides on the quality of the workforce. And here's another absolute: Long-term financial success depends on keeping effective employees from jumping ship. In this book, business veteran Ken Tanner guides entrepreneurs through the three critical components of staffing a business--recruiting, teambuilding, and retention. As he shows time and again through advice, anecdote, and example, solving these challenges is like adding rocket fuel to the entrepreneurial business. Yet new business owners tend to take a lax view of personnel issues. They hire the first person who walks through the door or interview using a canned sheet of questions snagged from the Internet. "Teambuilding" consists of showing the new employee where to sit and who to go to for answers. And retention? What's that? The Entrepreneur's Guide to Hiring and Building the Team begins by helping entrepreneurs understand why staffing is so important. Then it guides them through the entire process of recruiting to attract top-notch talent to the budding organization. But that's only the start, Tanner maintains. It's critical to get these talented people to work together to drive the business, and it's equally critical to keep each employee challenged, motivated, and satisfied--the keys to retention. Tanner shows how to: *Identify holes in the workforce before hiring. *Cast a wide net to find the best potential hires. *Interview well to uncover stellar candidates. *Create a purpose for the team. *Understand human dynamics and handle conflicts. *Lead the team. *Understand employee needs to better motivate them. *Push the right buttons to retain employees for the long term. The ultimate success of the business depends on doing these things well, something every entrepreneur will grasp after reading this book.

9th March 2009, 23:03

Econoguide '00 Canada: Coast to Coast in Canada's Great Cities, Mountains, Parks, and Attractions (Econoguide : Canada)
Publisher: Contemporary Books | ISBN: 0809226464 | edition 2000 | PDF | 329 pages | 2.53 mb

An in-depth guide to Canada for tourists includes detailed looks at it's parks, cities and favorite attractions, along with the very best places to sightsee, shop and stay in the country. Original.

9th March 2009, 23:04

Systems Thinking, Systems Practice: Includes a 30-Year Retrospective
Publisher: Wiley | 1999-09-16 | ISBN: 0471986062 | PDF | 416 pages | 1.94 MB

"Whether by design, accident or merely synchronicity, Checkland appears to have developed a habit of writing seminal publications near the start of each decade which establish the basis and framework for systems methodology research for that decade." Hamish Rennie, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 1992

Thirty years ago Peter Checkland set out to test whether the Systems Engineering (SE) approach, highly successful in technical problems, could be used by managers coping with the unfolding complexities of organizational life. The straightforward transfer of SE to the broader situations of management was not possible, but by insisting on a combination of systems thinking strongly linked to real-world practice Checkland and his collaborators developed an alternative approach - Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) - which enables managers of all kinds and at any level to deal with the subtleties and confusions of the situations they face. This work established the now accepted distinction between ‘hard systems thinking, in which parts of the world are taken to be ‘systems which can be ‘engineered, and ‘soft systems thinking in which the focus is on making sure the process of inquiry into real-world complexity is itself a system for learning. Systems Thinking, Systems Practice (1981) and Soft Systems Methodology in Action (1990) together with an earlier paper Towards a Systems-based Methodology for Real-World Problem Solving (1972) have long been recognized as classics in the field. Now Peter Checkland has looked back over the three decades of SSM development, brought the account of it up to date, and reflected on the whole evolutionary process which has produced a mature SSM. SSM: A 30-Year Retrospective, here included with Systems Thinking, Systems Practice closes a chapter on what is undoubtedly the most significant single research programme on the use of systems ideas in problem solving. Now retired from full-time university work, Peter Checkland continues his research as a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow.

9th March 2009, 23:05

A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life
Publisher: Viking Adult | ISBN: 0670063584 | edition 2007 | PDF | 400 pages | 6,5 mb

Growing up in California, Craig Venter didn’t appear to have much of a future. An unremarkable student, he nearly flunked out of high school. After being drafted into the army, he enlisted in the navy and went to Vietnam, where the life and death struggles he encountered as a medic piqued his interest in science and medicine. After pursuing his advanced degrees, Venter quickly established himself as a brilliant and outspoken scientist. In 1984 he joined the National Institutes of Health, where he introduced novel techniques for rapid gene discovery, and left in 1991 to form his own nonprofit genomics research center, where he sequenced the first genome in history in 1995. In 1998 he announced that he would successfully sequence the human genome years earlier, and for far less money, than the government-sponsored Human Genome Project would— a prediction he kept in 2001.
A Life Decoded is the triumphant story of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in science today. In his riveting and inspiring account Venter tells of the unparalleled drama of the quest for the human genome, a tale that involves as much politics (personal and political) as science. He also reveals how he went on to be the first to read and interpret his own genome and what it will mean for all of us to do the same. He describes his recent sailing expedition to sequence microbial life in the ocean, as well as his groundbreaking attempt to create synthetic life. Here is one of the key scientific chronicles of our lifetime, as told by the man who beat the odds to make it happen.

9th March 2009, 23:06

Research Opportunities in Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher: National Academies Press | 2002-10-24 | ISBN: 0309085160 | PDF | 144 pages | 6.25 MB

Report from the Committee on Research Priorities in Geography at the US Geological Survey. Softcover.

9th March 2009, 23:07

George Fusun Ling, “China Developing: Cultural Identity of Emerging Societies”
World Scientific Publishing Company | 2008 | ISBN: 9812778632 | 228 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB

This book deals with the intellectual foundation of the sociopolitical, economic and legal systems of developing countries, using a methodological approach. It calls for not only the need to search for a country s cultural identity, but also a need to analyze the prevalent concepts important to a contemporary modern society, such as the respect for an individual, human rights, freedom, equality, democracy and the universal respect for law. Based on the author s lifelong reflection on why some of these deeply treasured Western values and institutions have not been useful in developing democracy in Asia, it examines which values are applicable and which are not to Asian emerging societies. Using China's historical and contemporary attempts in modernization and development, the author suggests that all mighty rivers are confluences of multiple tributaries. Likewise, an emerging society has to recognize that the dynamism of its history would also be derived from a confluence of multiple cultural traditions. As a valuable resource for decision-makers of developing countries, this book will help to shed some light on the potential pitfalls and fallacies they may encounter in their search for a cultural identity and values to subscribe to, among the many that are circulating in our globalized world.

Contents: Respect for the Individual Person and Individualism; Human Rights and Individual Rights; Freedom from Want and Freedom of Choice; Equality and Respect for Differences; Democracy and the Democratic Process; Law and Order.

9th March 2009, 23:08

Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell
Publisher: Routledge | ISBN:0415114721 | edition 1994 | PDF | 260 pages | 2,26 mb

Roses, musk, incense and myrrh--smells have always been associated with magic, healing and sexual power. Yet what is experienced as fragrant varies dramatically from one culture to the other and from one epoch to the next.

Aroma uncovers the secret history of smells: from the perfumed banquets of ancient Greece to "the best blueberry flavor ever made", from the sweet "odor of sanctity" to the latest in designer fragrances. A journey of discovery that takes place in the perfume potions of the Pacific as well as Andean aromatherapies, Aroma maps the "smellscapes" of different cultures and explores the roles that odors have played throughout history. Along the way, the authors open our senses to the powerful cultural meaings of smells. Odors, they show, inform power relations between the sexes, between classes and ethnic groups--the sultry femme fatale, the "sweaty working class", the body odor of "the foreigner" are cultural stereotypes made strikingly real.

With Aroma Constance Classen, David Howes and Anthony Synnott invite us to follow the scent of cultures present and past and to discover a universe criss-crossed by the scent trails of the people, animals and plants that inhabit it. them, unite people or divide them, empower or disempower.

The book breaks the "olfactory silence" of modernity by offering the first comprehensive exploration of the cultural role of odors in Western history--from antiquity to the present--and in a wide variety of non-Western societies. Its topics range from the medieval concept of the "odor of sanctity" to the aromatherapies of South America, and from olfactory stereotypes of gender and ethnicity in the modern West to the role of smell in postmodernity.

9th March 2009, 23:09

Stewart Home, "Memphis Underground "
Publisher: Snowbooks | 2007-04-26 | ISBN 1905005423 | PDF | 316 pages | 1.1 MB

Stewart Home is the internationally-acclaimed author of Red London, 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess (Canongate, 2002), Down and Out in Shoreditch and Hoxton (Do-Not Press, 2004) and Tainted Love (Virgin Books, 2005), among others. His new book, Memphis Underground, documents his obsessions with Soul music and the theory and practice of art while marking another step up in his progress as one of the country's most fascinating avant-garde writers.

9th March 2009, 23:10

Petr Pavli'nek, "A Successful Transformation?: Restructuring of the Czech Automobile Industry (Contributions to Economics)"
Publisher: Physica-Verlag Heidelberg | 2008-07-01 | ISBN 3790820393 | PDF | 296 pages | 3.2 MB

This book investigates the complex processes of the post-1990 transformation in the Czech automotive industry and its selective integration in the West European automobile manufacturing system. The post-1990 restructuring of the Czech automotive industry is analyzed in the context of its pre-1990 development and in the context of the Central and East European automobile industry as a whole. Specifically, the book examines the development and post-1990 restructuring of the Czech passenger car industry, the components industry and truck manufacturing. Major topics covered include the development of the Czech automotive industry before 1990, the detailed case study of S(koda Auto, the effects of the post-1990 privatization in the Czech automotive industry, the role and effects of foreign direct investment during the post-1990 restructuring, the restructuring of the Czech truck industry, and the rapid development of the automotive components manufacturing.

9th March 2009, 23:11

Andy Sawyer, David Seed, “Speaking Science Fiction: Dialogues and Interpretations”
Liverpool University Press | 2001 | ISBN: 0853238448 | 256 pages | PDF | 2 MB

This wide-ranging volume explores the various dialogues that flourish between different aspects of science fiction: academics and fans, writers and readers; ideological stances and national styles; different interpretations of the genre; and how language and "voices" are used in constructing SF. Introduced by the acclaimed novelist Brian W. Aldiss, the essays range from studies of writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, who are considered as the "heart" of the genre, to more contemporary writers such as Jack Womack and J. G. Ballard.

9th March 2009, 23:12

Aron Hsiao, "Sams Teach Yourself Red Hatģ Fedora™ 4 Linuxģ All in One"
Sams | 2005 | ISBN: 0672327074 | 720 pages | CHM | 51,2 MB

Join an estimated 85% of the U.S. Linux market in using Red Hat's Linux distributions by learning it from a Fedora authority. Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Fedora 4 All in One is a starter kit that will help you install, configure, and use Red Hat's Fedora 4 distribution and desktop applications. The easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions will also show you how to:
Use the productivity suite and other leading applications.
Troubleshoot hardware issues and install new components.
Set up a small Linux-based network to share files and resources.

9th March 2009, 23:13

Mark Tibbett, David O. Carter "Soil Analysis in Forensic Taphonomy: Chemical and Biological Effects of Buried Human Remains"
CRC | 2008-02-27 | ISBN: 1420069918 | 352 pages | PDF | 12 MB

A burial environment is a complex and dynamic system. It plays host to an abundance of interdependent chemical, physical, and biological processes, which are greatly influenced by the inclusion of a body and its subsequent decay. However, while taphonomy continues to emerge as a valuable forensic tool, until now most of the attention has been on the cadaver rather than the grave itself.
Soil Analysis in Forensic Taphonomy: Chemical and Biological Effects of Buried Human Remains is the first book to concentrate entirely on the telling impact of soil and its components on the postmortem fate of human remains. Examining the basic physicochemical composition of the soil as it relates to forensic science and taphonomy, leading experts from across the world—
• Offer an introduction to the nature, distribution, and origin of soil materials in forensic comparisons
• Discuss the action of biological soil components, including invertebrates, fungi, and bacteria
• Address rates and processes of decomposition and time of death estimates
• Detail methods for characterizing and fingerprinting soils
• Provide extensive information on the decomposition of hair
Edited by Mark Tibbett, a soil microbiologist and David Carter, a forensic scientist, this unique resourceprovides an up-to-date overview of fundamental scientific principles and methods used in forensic taphonomy from a soils-based perspective. It provides an understanding of the processes at work, as well as practical methods and advice for those involved with active investigation.

9th March 2009, 23:14

Mario Blaser, Harvery A. Feit, Glenn McRae, "In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects and Globalization"
Publisher: Zed Books | 2004-09-04 | ISBN 1842771922 | PDF | 384 pages | 18.8 MB

Authored as a result of a remarkable collaboration between indigenous people's own leaders, other social activists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this volume explores what is happening today to indigenous peoples as they are enmeshed, almost inevitably, in the remorseless expansion of the modern economy and development, at the behest of the pressures of the market-place and government. It is particularly timely, given the rise in criticism of free market capitalism generally, as well as of development. The volume seeks to capture the complex, power-laden, often contradictory features of indigenous agency and relationships. It shows how peoples do not just resist or react to the pressures of market and state, but also initiate and sustain "life projects" of their own which embody local history and incorporate plans to improve their social and economic ways of living.

9th March 2009, 23:14

Robert Shimonski, "Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes"
Sams; 2 ed | 2005 | ISBN: 0672327643 | 256 pages | CHM | 1,1 MB

If you're in need of a quick, concise tutorial to learn Unix and get on your way, this is it. Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 10 Minutes, Second Edition will help you quickly and easily learn UNIX essentials and review UNIX features and functions. You will master components of UNIX programming through clear, concise learning modules and step-by-step instructions without having to wade through a lot of fluff and theory. You will learn to:
Get onto the system and use the command line
Move about the file system
Create, move, rename and delete files and directories
Slice and dice command pipe data
Use the vi Editor
Print in the UNIX environment
And more!
Whatever your expertise level, Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 10 Minutes will get you up and running with UNIX in no time.

9th March 2009, 23:15

South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 0387787046 | edition 2008 | PDF | 447 pages | 7,6 mb

This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book will be of interest to a broad range of scientists in various disciplines, ranging from primatology, to animal behavior, animal ecology, conservation biology, veterinary science, animal husbandry, anthropology, and natural resource management. Moreover, although the volume will highlight South American primates, chapters will not simply review particular taxa or topics. Rather the focus of each chapter is to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Thus, we anticipate that the volume will be widely read by a broad range of students and researchers interested in prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, humans, as well as animal behavior and tropical biology.

9th March 2009, 23:16

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volumes 1-10
Publisher: American Scientific | Pages: 10000 | 2004-03 | ISBN 1588830012 | PDF | 380 MB

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologyģ is the World's first encyclopedia ever published in the field of nanotechnology. The 10-volume Encyclopedia is an unprecedented single reference source that provides ideal introduction and overview of most recent advances and emerging new aspects of nanotechnology spanning from science to engineering to medicine. Although there are many books/handbook and journals focused on nanotechnology, no encyclopedic reference work has been published covering all aspects of nanoscale science and technology dealing with materials synthesis, processing, fabrication, probes, spectroscopy, physical properties, electronics, optics, mechanics, biotechnology, devices, etc. The Encyclopedia fills this gap to provide basic information on all fundamental and applied aspects of nanotechnology by drawing on two decades of pioneering research. It is the only scientific work of its kind since the beginning of the field of nanotechnology bringing together core knowledge and the very latest advances. It is written for all levels audience that allows non-scientists to understand the nanotechnology while providing up-to-date latest information to active scientists to experts in the field. This outstanding encyclopedia is an indispensable source for research professionals, technology investors and developers seeking the most up-to-date information on the nanotechnology among a wide range of disciplines from science to engineering to medicine.

No password is needed to extract the files. Each archive can be extracted independently.

9th March 2009, 23:17

John M. Oldham, Andrew E. Skodol, Donna S. Bender "The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders"
American Psychiatric Publishing | 2005-04 | ISBN: 1585621595 | 728 pages | PDF | 7,2 MB

Examine personality psychopathology from diverse perspectives and explore multiple research and treatment approaches with The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders. Capture the multifaceted range of nonpathological human behavior and develop a judicious understanding of the extremes of behavior that are called personality disorders. No other textbook today matches the clinically useful scope and relevance of Textbook of Personality Disorders. Its comprehensive coverage of theory, research, and treatment of personality disorders, incorporating illustrative case examples to enhance understanding, reflects the work of more than 70 expert contributors who review the latest theories, research findings, and clinical expertise in the increasingly complex field of personality disorders.

9th March 2009, 23:18

Raymond Khoury. "The Last Templar"
Orion Publishing Group Ltd. | 2006 | ISBN: 0752880705 | 213 pages | PDF | 6 Mb

Some secrets can never be revealed...
This book is another series which use a conspiring church as the backdrop for their plot. In a sense, another attmept at da Vinci Code, perhaps inspired by the Code's phenomenal success.

9th March 2009, 23:19

Don Handelman, "Nationalism and the Israeli State: Bureaucratic Logic In Public Events"
Publisher: Berg Publishers | 2004-07-02 | ISBN 1859737803 | PDF | 288 pages | 1.0 MB

What are the origins of Israeli nationalism? What is the cultural logic behind national festivals, military parades and patriotic memorials? How does a country like Israel transform state-related public events into enactments of nationalism? In this book, Don Handelman considers the meaning of Holocaust and military memorialism in Israel. He investigates the role of holiday celebrations, especially how they affect young children first learning about their country. Analyzing state ceremonies such as Holocaust Remembrance Day for the war dead, and Independence Day, he notes the absence of minorities and examines their significance in the promotion of a national identity. He also looks at how Israel exports powerful symbols of statehood. Throughout, he unravels the meaning of national ritual and symbol in Israel today.

9th March 2009, 23:21

Rafail Ostrovsky, Roberto de Prisco, Ivan Visconti, "Security and Cryptography for Networks: 6th International Conference, SCN 2008, Amalfi, Italy, September 10-12, 2008, Proceedings"
Springer | 2008 | ISBN: 3540858547 | 423 pages | PDF | 4,9 MB

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Security and Cryptology for Networks, SCN 2008, held in Amalfi, Italy, in September 2008.
The book contains one invited talk and 26 revised full papers which were carefully reviewed and selected from 71 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Implementations, Protocols, Encryption, Primitives, Signatures, Hardware and Cryptanalysis, and Key Exchange. tional_conference_scn_2008.pdf

9th March 2009, 23:22

Alice Anne Andress "Provider's Coding Notes: Billiing and Coding Pocket Guide"
F. A. Davis Company | 2007-05-25 | ISBN: 0803617453 | 233 pages | PDF | 1 MB

A Davis’s Notes book. This handy, pocket-sized reference, in the Davis’s Notes format, demystifies the complexities and nuances of medical coding and billing. Clear, concise guidelines for the documentation, coding, and processing of health insurance claims make it easy to handle the day-to-day administration of the medical office.
A spiral binding and thumb tabs insure quick access to the Evaluation and Management (E&M) process—history, examination and medical decision making, and the documentation and health insurance information necessary to bill for your services and to receive the appropriate reimbursement.
Clear, concise coding guidelines.
How to use the CPT coding manual.
Key E&M codes and high-risk areas in E&M coding.
Radiology and pathology modifiers, immunization administration codes, and HCPCS codes.
Specialty-specific coding.
Truncated, non-prioritized, and late-effect diagnoses as well as V codes and E codes.
Designed with thumb-tabs for easy access to content and erasable, waterproof pages.

9th March 2009, 23:23

Francois Therin, "Handbook of Research on Techno-entrepreneurship (Elgar Original Reference) "
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing | 2007-07-30 | ISBN 1845422864 | PDF | 335 pages | 2.4 MB

Techno-entrepreneurship is broadly defined as the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial activities of both existing and nascent companies operating in technology-intensive environments. Boasting rich conceptual and empirical contributions by leading international specialists, this highly original Handbook will prove an invaluable tool in advancing our understanding of the theory and practice of research in this emerging area.
The expert contributors initially explore the foundations of the field, clearly defining the parameters of techno-entrepreneurship. The key processes of techno-entrepreneurship are identified and discussed:
* commercialization strategies
* the balance between exploration and exploitation of new competencies
* radical innovation
* corporate venture capital investment
* the mentoring of high-tech entrepreneurs.
The Handbook then shifts its focus to incubation and technology transfers, pivotal factors in the success of techno-entrepreneurship. Finally, in-depth case studies of leading e-business and biotechnology companies illustrate and substantiate the successful techno-entrepreneurship paradigm.
Providing a comprehensive, highly accessible and innovative first insight into the developing sphere of techno-entrepreneurship, this international study will be essential reading for postgraduate students, academics and researchers with an interest in management and entrepreneurship. Managerial and entrepreneurial professionals in high-tech industries will also find much to interest them within this Handbook.

9th March 2009, 23:26

Barbara A. Vitale "NCLEX-RN Notes: Core Review & Exam Prep"
F. A. Davis Company | 2007-04-08 | ISBN: 0803615701 | 272 pages | PDF | 1,4 MB

A Davis's Notes book. Prepare for the NCLEX wherever you are-at home, the library, on the bus or in line at the movie theater. The publishers of RNotesr and Davis's NCLEX-RNr Success and the co-author of Test Success and Fundamentals Success present the most portable reference ever for preparing for your licensure exam. The pocket-sized NCLEX-RNr Notes weighs little but it's no lightweight. It contains studying and test-taking tips, strategies, techniques, and nursing content in quick snippets to allow you to maximize your time to review. In addition to the tips and review within its pages, there's a NCLEX-RNr Notes mini CD-ROM enclosed with the book providing 1,000 multiple-choice and alternate format questions and answers with rationales for test review, with a focus on common test-taking errors with strategic tips on how to avoid them.

9th March 2009, 23:27

Econoguide 2000 London: With Day Trips to Bath, Brighton, Cambridge, Oxford, Windsor, and Other Popular Destinations (Econoguide, 2000)
Publisher: Contemporary Books | ISBN: 0809228955 | edition 2000 | PDF | 320 pages | 1.78 mb

I have been reseaching a trip to the United Kingdom, and found this book at Amazon. It is very informative about London and the surrounding areas. It also included $1000 worth of coupons for hotels in and around London. Also included were coupons for guided tours around the area. There are histories of all the popular tourist attractions, and the price ranges of each. The book makes suggestions of what to see and do in the time you have alotted. There are tips that help you get started,by even helping you choose plan your flight. The maps inlcuded are very easy to follow and help you choose your destination. I highly recommend this book, especially if you are interested in an educational tour of London and the surrounding areas.

9th March 2009, 23:29

Gordon Bing, "Due Diligence: Planning, Questions, Issues"
Publisher: Praeger Publishers | 2007-12-30 | ISBN 0313345406 | PDF | 224 pages | 2.32 MB

People often fall in love with a business--just as they fall in love with a house--and forget to use their heads as well as their hearts to assess the property. Asking the right question at the right time can save potential buyers a bundle of money or help them avoid making a major mistake. In this completely revised edition of Due Diligence Techniques and Analysis, published in 1996, Bing breaks down the due-diligence process in detail and shows readers how to investigate, step-by-step, a business with an eye to buying or investing in it. In addition, the author identifies the techniques to employ, the questions to ask, the documents to review, and the issues to explore to reach intelligent conclusions about an acquisition. In a 30-year practice as a deal maker representing buyers and sellers, Bing knows where the bones are buried in many deals, providing invaluable insights and expert opinion readers can use to arm themselves when faced with a tough buying decision. Fifty chapters cover the different aspects of a typical business up for sale, such as ownership, management, marketing, accounting, environmental issues, and culture. The questions and topics discussed in each are preceded by commentary that highlights major areas for study, objectives, and common problems. In this book, you will find: --The most comprehensive, powerful, up-to-date set of due-diligence questions ever assembled. --Invaluable insights for those contemplating buying or investing in a business, new executives who need to get up to speed on a company or division, anyone conducting forensic investigations, and financiers wondering whether it's time to lend more or pull the plug. Most acquisitions that fail can be traced to failures of due diligence. This book will enable buyers to avoid problems and spot opportunities quickly, making business success much more likely.

9th March 2009, 23:30

Dr.Dobbs 02-2009
English | PDF | 54 Pages | 10 Mb

9th March 2009, 23:32

ShopNotes Magazine - March/April 2009 (Nį104)
English | 57 pages | PDF | 15.09 MB

Feature articles with tips designed to help you get the most out of your shop.

9th March 2009, 23:33

PSD Photoshop - March 2009
Polish | 84 pages | PDF | 15.19 MB

9th March 2009, 23:34

New Scientist - 7 March 2009
English | 46 pages | PDF | 5.58 MB

New Scientist is a weekly international science magazine and website covering recent developments in science and technology for a general English-speaking audience. Founded in 1956, it is published by Reed Business Information Ltd, a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier. New Scientist has maintained a website since 1996, publishing daily news. As well as covering current events and news from the scientific community, the magazine often features speculative articles, ranging from the technical to the philosophical.

9th March 2009, 23:37

Network World - Issue 119 (02/2009)
Pages: 48 | Scan & PDF: Antfer | PDF | 5.6 mb

9th March 2009, 23:38

Luxury Life & Style Magazine
December 2008 | English | PDF | 92 MB | RS+ES

Moon Tide Media presents Luxury Life & Style, a magazine for the most affluent residents of Southern California’s most luxurious communities. Each editions features a sleek modern design and world-class production and editorial quality commensurate with the discerning taste of its readers. It cover the absolute finest in home, travel, the arts, fine jewelry and timepieces, entertainment, philanthropy, luxury goods, real estate, automobiles, exquisite area dining and more — in short, everything for the passionate luxe life.

9th March 2009, 23:40

Destin Magazine
Autumn 2008 | English | EXE - Digital Mag | 17 MB | RS+ES

9th March 2009, 23:41

The Plot - Movie Magazine
March 2009 | PDF | 10 MB | English | RS + ES

The Plot magazine is a publication from Big Cinemas ( earlier Adlabs Cinemas ) which is owned by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Big Cinema is largest chain of cinema in India.

The magazine is about Indian movies, movie stars, forthecoming movies and latest happenings in Indian and International Film Industry.

9th March 2009, 23:44

Response Magazine - March 2009
March 2009 | English | EXE - Digital Mag | 36 MB | RS+ES

Response Magazine is the definitive publication in direct response marketing. Response provide targeted, cutting-edge content for professionals involved in all facets of direct response marketing, including DRTV, radio, interactive TV, the Internet and all areas of DR print.

Response, the only independent source of news and information in the market, is the industry leader in promoting the convergence of direct marketing methods. At the same time, Response delivers timely news and in-depth analysis specific to the needs of its readership.

9th March 2009, 23:45

Be|Different Magazine
Issue 4 | Italian | PDF | 12 MB | RS+ES

Be|Different is a great italian magazine, with the best selection of the brand new artist.

Its about digital art, photography, street-art, paintings, graphics and more...

10th March 2009, 22:44

The Baker's Manual
Publisher: Wiley | Pages: 336 | 2002-09-16 | ISBN 0471405256 | PDF | 1.5 MB

Crucial formulas for baking success--an updated edition of the classic reference
What do virtually all breads and desserts have in common? They rely on baking formulas, the building block "recipes" that every serious baker must master. For example, behind every tempting napoleon lies a formula for classic puff pastry, while a truly heavenly chocolate brownie cannot exist without the knowledge of how to temper chocolate. Compiled by a veteran instructor at The Culinary Institute of America, this authoritative reference contains 200 completely up-to-date formulas using essential ingredients found in today's pastry kitchens. From American Pie Dough and P‚tť Brisťe to Pastry Cream and CrŤme Anglaise, these recipes are written in small- and large-yield versions to accommodate the needs of the serious home baker as well as the pastry chef.

10th March 2009, 22:45

Restaurants Book: Ethnographies of Where We Eat
Publisher: Berg Publishers | ISBN: 1845207548 | edition 31 Dec 2007 | PDF | 256 pages | 1,67 mb

Is the restaurant an ideal total social phenomenon for the contemporary world? Restaurants are framed by the logic of the market, but promise experiences not of the market. Restaurants are key sites for practices of social distinction, where chefs struggle for recognition as stars and patrons insist on seeing and being seen. Restaurants define urban landscapes, reflecting and shaping the character of neighborhoods or standing for the ethos of an entire city or nation. Whether they spread authoritarian French organizational models or the bland standardization of American fast food, restaurants have been accused of contributing to the homogenization of cultures. Yet, restaurants have also played a central role in the reassertion of the local, as powerful cultural brokers and symbols for protests against a globalized food system. "The Restaurants Book" brings together anthropological insights into these thoroughly postmodern places.

10th March 2009, 22:45

Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan (Short Circuits)
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262532948 | edition 2007 | PDF | 243 pages | 1,7 mb

Countering the call by some "pro-Lacanians" for an end to the exegesis of Lacan's work--and the dismissal by "anti-Lacanians" of Lacan as impossibly impenetrable--Subjectivity and Otherness argues for Lacan as a "paradoxically systematic" thinker, and for the necessity of a close analysis of his texts. Lorenzo Chiesa examines, from a philosophical perspective, the evolution of the concept of subjectivity in Lacan's work, carrying out a detailed reading of the Lacanian subject in its necessary relation to otherness according to Lacan's orders of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real.

Chiesa emphasizes the continuity underlying apparently incompatible phases of Lacan's examination of the subject, describing Lacan's theory as a consistent philosophical system--but one that is constantly revised and therefore problematic. Chiesa analyzes each "old" theory of the subject within the framework of a "new" elaboration and reassesses its fundamental tenets from the perspective of a general psychoanalytic discourse that becomes increasingly complex. From the 1960s on, writes Chiesa, the Lacanian subject amounts to an irreducible lack that must be actively confronted and assumed; this "subjectivized lack," Chiesa argues further, offers an escape from the contemporary impasse between the "death of the subject" alleged by postmodernism and a return to a traditional "substantialist" notion of the subject. An original treatment of psychoanalytic issues, Subjectivity and Otherness fills a significant gap in the existing literature on Lacan, taking seriously the need for a philosophical investigation of Lacanian concepts.

10th March 2009, 22:46

Eat Right for Your Metabolism
Publisher: McGraw-Hill | Pages: 288 | 2006-04-07 | ISBN 0071460152 | PDF | 1 MB

An easy-to-follow, customizable diet based on metabolic type that helps you get rid of excess fat and enjoy a healthy life

A diet that produces amazing results for someone else may fail miserably for you. Why? Researcher and nutritional consultant Felicia Drury Kliment explains that since people have different metabolic types, eating the wrong foods can lead to poor digestion, which causes weight gain and ill health. In Eat Right for Your Metabolism, you'll learn how to determine your metabolism type and customize a diet that helps you meet your goals for weight loss and long-lasting health.

10th March 2009, 22:47

The Editors at the American Management Association, "The AMA Style Guide for Business Writing"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1996-06-10 | ISBN 0814402976 | PDF | 336 pages | 3.5 MB

This book contains too many errors to blame some quirk. It is poorly conceived and written. Spellcheck may have been run, but this book was apparently not proofread by anyone familiar with the English language. The errors are inexcusable in what purports to be a style guide.

Instead of this waste, you might well enjoy such excellent guides as Plain Style, The Associated Press Stylebook, and The Craft of Scientific Writing.

10th March 2009, 22:48

Nature Technology and the Sacred (Religion and Spirituality in the Modern World)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell | ISBN: 0631236031 | edition 2005 | PDF | 240 pages | 1,01 mb

In a critical reinterpretation of the idea of the ‘disenchantment of nature’, this provocative and timely book argues that contemporary ideas and practices concerning nature and technology remain closely bound up with religious ways of thinking and acting. Using examples from North America, Europe and elsewhere, many derived from original research, it reinterprets a range of ‘secular’ phenomena in terms of their conditioning by a complex series of transformations of the sacred in Western history. The contemporary practices of environmental politics, technological risk behaviour, alternative medicine, vegetarianism and ethical consumption take on new significance as sites of struggle between different sacral orderings.

10th March 2009, 22:49

Handbook of Advanced Ceramics: Materials, Applications, Processing and Properties
Publisher: Academic Press | ISBN: 0126546401 | edition 2003 | PDF | 1400 pages | 7,9 mb

A two-volume reference set for all ceramicists, both in research and working in industry
The only definitive reference covering the entire field of advanced ceramics from fundamental science and processing to application
Contributions from over 50 leading researchers from around the world This new Handbook will be an essential resource for ceramicists. It includes contributions from leading researchers around the world, and includes sections on: Basic Science of Advanced Ceramic, Functional Ceramics (electro-ceramics and optoelectro-ceramics) and engineering ceramics.
Contributions from over 50 leading researchers from around the world.

10th March 2009, 22:50

Mark T. Czarnecki, "Managing by Measuring: How to Improve Your Organization's Performance Through Effective Benchmarking"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1999-03-09 | ISBN 0814403905 | PDF | 280 pages | 2 MB

MANAGING BY MEASURING How to Improve Your Organization's Performance Through Effective Benchmarking As information systems managers search for ways to improve their operations, they're discovering that traditional "shot-gun" approaches to benchmarking are too broad and too vague. Now, Managing by Measuring breaks out of the generalist mold to supply targeted information on how to identify best practices specifically in information systems organizations. The book includes: ** an overview of benchmarking and how it can help the information systems specialist ** step-by-step guidelines on conducting a benchmarking study, including how to perform research, analyze raw data, and isolate best practices ** tips for managing the process, including how to develop a mission statement, select a team, and prioritize activities ** a practical benchmarking demonstration, including detailed instructions and ready-to-go forms. In addition, the book supplies real-life case studies of information systems organizations that have successfully used benchmarking techniques, and key results of an original study conducted by The Benchmarking Network. MARK T. CZARNECKI (Houston, TX) is president of The Benchmarking Network, Inc. and has conducted major industry studies in the areas of accounting, finance, health care, purchasing, warehousing, and more.

10th March 2009, 22:51

F. Michael Hruby, "TechnoLeverage: Using the Power of Technology to Outperform the Competition"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1998-12-15 | ISBN 0814404154 | PDF | 240 pages | 1 MB

TECHNOLEVERAGE Using the Power of Technology to Outperform the Competition "Respond to customers." "Cut costs to the bone." These are time-honored business tactics. But marketing consultant Michael Hruby has seen that getting technology "under your business" will do far more to boost sales, lift profits, and keep you competitive. His new book, Technoleverage, proves that today it is technology that drives competitive advantage. How? One way is to create technological breakthroughs (or borrow someone else's) that radically improve products. Hruby explains what injection molding did for the lowly tennis shoe, what robotics did for roadside billboards, and provides dozens more fascinating examples. Technology can also deliver products and services fast -- and to a customer's exact specifications. And of course, technology also improves the efficiency of operations (aka: cuts costs). Using real-world stories from companies in dozens of industries, Technoleverage shows how wise use of technology is the differentiating factor in exponential success. It shows how to get technology under your business to literally "lift" its profits, visibility, size, and value. A technology-driven business strategy applies to all types of firms, whether they invent new technologies, manufacture technological goods, sell technological services, integrate the technology of others, distribute technology -- or just plain use it. Whatever business a manager is in, Technoleverage explains how to seek out and fully exploit high-value technology improvements, for maximum profit improvement. F. MICHAEL HRUBY (Acton, MA) is president of Technology Marketing Group, a firm founded in 1984 to help companies manage and market their technologies. Technoleverage was prompted by managers' response to the idea that technology, when properly managed, can be an engine of growth for any business. His clients include Amoco, Avery Dennison, Fraser Paper, Georgia Pacific, Halliburton, Hercules, Rohm & Hass, and Unitrode.

10th March 2009, 22:52

Richard S. Kennedy, Donald S. Hair, "The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning: A Literary Life"
Publisher: University of Missouri Press | 2007-05-30 | ISBN 0826216919 | PDF | 492 pages | 6.0 MB

"The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning" offers an accessible and authoritative guide to the essentials of Robert Browning's life and poetry. Drawing from his personal letters and from the diaries and memoirs of his contemporaries, this literary biography provides a wealth of information about the main events of his life, including the social, political, religious, and aesthetic issues that concerned him; it offers critical commentary defining the central characteristics of his poetry; and it tracks the changes in his reputation through contemporary reviews and the growth of the Browning societies. An English poet who was deeply responsive to European culture and affairs, Robert Browning has sometimes been dismissed by modern readers for his obscurity or roughness of language. Now two distinguished scholars of Browning's work trace the arc of his development as an artist and thinker from his earliest poems to the last in his long and remarkably productive career. The authors illustrate how Browning moved from describing "incidents in the development of a soul," to developing his reader's soul as collaborator in the artistic process, to the development of his own soul in the making of poetry. Through a fresh reading of not only his poetry but also the letters of both Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, they have garnered details that situate the two in historical context, provide a vivid sense of Robert's personality
, and also correct biases against Elizabeth's influence. Their critical commentary focuses on the poet's dramatic imagination and argues that his extensive body of work after "The Ring and the Book" - often dismissed as evidencing a decline in his poetic powers - represented new directions in his poetry marked by inventive dialogue, verbal puzzles, and virtuoso rhyming. Written to appeal to both general readers and scholars, the book will enable anyone to read Browning's poems with a firm sense of the subjects and practices that are central to his texts, along with a knowledge of their context in the poet's life and thought. "The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning" invites readers of a singular body of poetry to achieve a new understanding of Browning's work and a greater appreciation of his life.

10th March 2009, 22:52

The Prince and the Yankee: The Tale of a Country Girl Who Became a Princess
Publisher: I. B. Tauris | 2003-10-24 | ISBN: 1860648975 | PDF | 240 pages | 3.62 MB

This biography traces the life of Agnes Leclerc, a woman from small-town Vermont whose marriage at the age of 21 to Prince Felix Salm, a Prussian officer in the Union Army at the outbreak of the US Civil War, took her to the royal palaces of Europe. She accompanied Felix on his Civil War campaigns, followed him to Mexico to fight for Emperor Maximilian, then returned home to his ancestral castle in Germany. White's history details Agnes' remarkable dealings with such figures as Benito Juarez and Maximilian, and continues through Agnes' life of hospital work and quiet retirement in her later years.

10th March 2009, 22:53

Consuming Life
Publisher: Polity | ISBN: 0745640028 | edition 2007 | PDF | 168 pages | 1,1 mb

With the advent of liquid modernity, the society of producers is transformed into a society of consumers. In this new consumer society, individuals become simultaneously the promoters of commodities and the commodities they promote. They are, at one and the same time, the merchandise and the marketer, the goods and the travelling salespeople. They all inhabit the same social space that is customarily described by the term the market. The test they need to pass in order to acquire the social prizes they covet requires them to recast themselves as products capable of drawing attention to themselves. This subtle and pervasive transformation of consumers into commodities is the most important feature of the society of consumers. It is the hidden truth, the deepest and most closely guarded secret, of the consumer society in which we now live.

In this new book Zygmunt Bauman examines the impact of consumerist attitudes and patterns of conduct on various apparently unconnected aspects of social life politics and democracy, social divisions and stratification, communities and partnerships, identity building, the production and use of knowledge, and value preferences. The invasion and colonization of the web of human relations by the worldviews and behavioural patterns inspired and shaped by commodity markets, and the sources of resentment, dissent and occasional resistance to the occupying forces, are the central themes of this brilliant new book by one of the worlds most original and insightful social thinkers.

10th March 2009, 22:54

New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy By Douglas Patterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA 2008 | 454 | Pages | ISBN 0199296308 | PDF | 3.8 MB

Tarski and Philosophy aims to show the way to a proper understanding of the philosophical legacy of the great logician, mathematician, and philosopher Alfred Tarski (1902-1983). The contributors are an international group of scholars, some expert in the historical background and context of Tarski's work, others specializing in aspects of his philosophical development, others more interested in understanding Tarski in the light of contemporary thought.
The essays can be seen as addressing Tarski's seminal treatment of four basic questions about logical consequence. (1) How are we to understand truth, one of the notions in terms of which logical consequence is explained? What is it that is preserved in valid inference, or that such inference allows us to discover new claims to have on the basis of old? (2) Among what kinds of things does the relation of logical consequence hold? (3) Given answers to the first two questions, what is involved in the consequence relationship itself? What is the preservation at work in "truth preservation?" (4) Finally, what do truth and consequence so construed have to do with meaning? 0-%20(2008).zip.html

10th March 2009, 22:55

Tom E. Jones, "If It's Broken, You Can Fix It: Overcoming Dysfunction in the Workplace"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1998-12-21 | ISBN 081440460X | PDF | 210 pages | 2 MB

If It's Broken, You Can Fix It blows the lid off the problem of dysfunction in the workplace. It helps managers step back, recognize both the subtle and overt symptoms, and begin administering some serious cures. This easy to read book gives managers ready to use tools to strike at the heart of dysfunction and a blueprint to overcome it. Through colorful stories and illustrated models, leaders learn how to point dysfunctional followers in the right direction as they search for to create a respectful atmosphere where teams can to build healthy relationships that thrive on purpose rather than personality.

10th March 2009, 22:56

Ralph Laughton, "Woodshop Storage Solutions: 16 Projects for Maximizing Your Workspace (Popular Woodworking)"
Popular Woodworking Books | 2006-12-20 | ISBN: 1558707840 | 128 pages | PDF | 49,1 MB

Brings organization and accessibility to any woodshop

Over 16 projects create valuable table space and easy-to-access storage

Materials are easily available at any home improvement center

One of the most common problems woodworkers have is keeping their shop in order. Woodshop Storage Solutions offers clever and handy ways to make any woodshop organized and efficient. Whether you are trying to store a small set of chisels or an unwieldy collection of router bits, this amazing resource gives woodworkers the solutions they need with projects like a router trolley, a mobile-saw cabinet stand, a downdraft sanding station, and much more."

10th March 2009, 22:56

Occasions of Faith: An Anthropology of Irish Catholics (Contemporary Ethnography)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press | 1995-04 | ISBN: 0812215206 | PDF | 320 pages | 2.24 MB

Devotional "occasions" or experiences by Irish Catholics form the crux of this powerful, first book-length anthropological study of Irish Catholicism.

Rich in ethnographical material, wide-ranging archival sources, insightful cultural observations, vivid accounts of individual experiences, and thoughtful scrutiny of religious questions and theories illuminate twenty years of ethnographic fieldwork. From these varied resources Lawrence Taylor creates a memorable account of the forces that shape local forms of Catholicism in southwest Donegal.

10th March 2009, 22:57

John Macdonald, "Calling a Halt to Mindless Change: A Plea for Commonsense Management"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1998-04-07 | ISBN 0814403492 | PDF | 256 pages | 2 MB

CALLING A HALT TO MINDLESS CHANGE A Plea for Commonsense Management

Flash fires (like downsizing), false prophets (like many management gurus), and hysteria ('change or die'). There's an apocalyptic quality in the way businesses operate today, where every new 'ism' from every hot consultant is treated as gospel.

Giving voice to the vast majority of corporate employees, the highly respected author and consultant John Macdonald says 'enough is enough.' He also sees too much reliance on human resource departments and lawyers, too much focus on short-term measurements--and far too many fads.

In this new book, Macdonald makes the strong, rational, and long-awaited argument that common sense must be put back into the decision-making process. Businesses need to get back to managing the 'business,' organically incorporating only those changes and practices that can actually improve their operations, and discarding all the others.

Some highly successful corporations -- including Wal-Mart, 3M, Arthur Andersen, Toyota, and Motorola -- do this already. Macdonald takes the reader inside these leading organizations to uncover their formulas for long-term success.

JOHN MACDONALD (Banstead Village, Surrey, UK) is famous for bringing quality management to the UK. He established with Philip Crosby one of the largest management consulting firms in Great Britain, and later formed his own firm. He is the author of 'Global Quality' and a series that includes 'Understanding Total Quality Management in a Week' and 'Understanding Benchmarking in a Week.'

10th March 2009, 22:59

How to Design and Deliver Training for the New and Emerging Generations
Publisher: Pfeiffer | 2004-03-05 | ISBN: 078796977X | PDF | 208 pages | 8.83 MB

This much-needed resource helps trainers cut through the jungles of their own generational learning habits and clear a path to the emerging generations of learners. How to Design and Deliver Training for the New and Emerging Generation gives “old-school” trainers the tools they need to change their training styleĺfrom linear to random access, trainer-centered to learner-centered, text-oriented to graphics-oriented, and so forthĺand accomplish this transition with ease. Author Susan El-Shamy, an international training expert, shows you how to create training sessions that will pick up the pace, increase interaction, link to the learner, offer options, and make learning fun. How to Design and Deliver Training for the New and Emerging Generations is an innovative resource that

∑ Translates generational differences into strategies, techniques, and tips for designing and delivering training

∑ Describes five key needs of learners from the emerging generations

∑ Shows how to design and deliver training that meets the needs of younger learners

∑ Presents hundreds of engaging tips, tricks, and simple techniques

∑ Contains quotes and comments from the “Nintendo” generation of learners

∑ Presents user-friendly call-outs, checklists, and quick tips

∑ Offers twenty invovative games on a variety of topics designed to engage learners of all ages

10th March 2009, 23:01

Massacre on the Lordsburg Road: A Tragedy of the Apache Wars (Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest, No. 15)
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press | 1997-11 | ISBN: 0890967725 | PDF | 250 pages | 1.48 MB

In the spring of 1883 Apache raiders massacred Judge H.C. McComas and his wife Juniata and kidnapped their six-year-old son Charley as the family traveled on a desolate road in southwestern New Mexico Territory. At the time, the circumstances leading to this tragic incident were not fully understood. In Massacre on the Lordsburg Road, historian Marc Simmons brings to light one of the last massacres of the Indian wars, revealing exactly why and how the three McComases met their deaths. Simmons recounts the raids leading up to the massacre and Gen. George Crook's subsequent Sierra Madre campaign. This was the first use of the "Hot Pursuit Treaty" signed between the United States and Mexico in 1882, allowing troops of either country to follow hostile Indians across the border. The reason why a reputably wise and able man like Judge McComas would lead his family into such grave danger, the pursuit of the Apaches into Mexico by General Crook, and the ironic circumstances of Charley McComas's death during an attack by Crook's troops on the Apache camp illustrate that past events were as complex and sometimes as confusing as those today. Though academically thorough in its exploration, the popular style of delivery of Massacre on the Lordsburg Road will capture and hold the interest of general readers of Indian history.

10th March 2009, 23:03

Bruce Dickson, "Wealth into Power: The Communist Party's Embrace of China's Private Sector"
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | 2008-07-14 | ISBN 0521878454 | PDF | 296 pages | 1 MB

In Wealth into Power, Bruce Dickson challenges the notion that economic development is leading to political change in China, or that China's private entrepreneurs are helping to promote democratization. Instead, they have become partners with the ruling Chinese Communist Party to promote economic growth while maintaining the political status quo. Dickson's research illuminates the Communist Party's strategy for incorporating China's capitalists into the political system and how the shared interests, personal ties, and common views of the party and the private sector are creating a form of "crony communism." Rather than being potential agents of change, China's entrepreneurs may prove to be a key source of support for the party's agenda. Based on years of research and original survey data, this book will be of interest to all those interested in China's political future and in the relationship between economic wealth and political power.

10th March 2009, 23:05

Language, Cognition, and the Brain: Insights From Sign Language Research
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum | 2001-11-01 | ISBN: 0805833986 | PDF | 408 pages | 38.76 MB

Once signed languages are recognized as natural human languages, a world of exploration opens up. Signed languages provide a powerful tool for investigating the nature of human language and language processing, the relation between cognition and language, and the neural organization of language. The value of sign languages lies in their modality. Specifically, for perception, signed languages depend upon high-level vision and motion processing systems, and for production, they require the integration of motor systems involving the hands and face. These facts raise many questions: What impact does this different biological base have for grammatical systems? For online language processing? For the acquisition of language? How does it affect nonlinguistic cognitive structures and processing? Are the same neural systems involved?

These are some of the questions that this book aims at addressing. The answers provide insight into what constrains grammatical form, language processing, linguistic working memory, and hemispheric specialization for language. The study of signed languages allows researchers to address questions about the nature of linguistic and cognitive systems that otherwise could not be easily addressed.

10th March 2009, 23:06

Optimal Information Modeling Techniques
Publisher: IRM Press | 2002-04 | ISBN: 1931777098 | PDF | 348 pages | 36.17 MB

Despite the rapid advance of technology in the last few decades, accurate, on-time, and on-budget completion of information systems development projects is still a vision rather than a reality. With the increasing importance of electronic commerce, organizations will be competing to design and develop Web-based applications. However, existing information modeling methods might not be suitable for supporting such activities. An optimal information modeling technique may be defined as the one most appropriate to a specific situation as indicated by certain contingency factors. This book examines these techniques and provides the most recent research in the field for the management applications of modern organizations.

10th March 2009, 23:07

Y. H. Wong, Thomas K. P. Leung, "Guanxi : Relationship Marketing in a Chinese Context"
Publisher: Routledge | 2001-08-16 | ISBN 0789012898 | PDF | 229 pages | 2.5 MB

Develop a network of successful business relationships in China!

This systematic study of the Chinese concept of guanxi--broadly translated, ”personal relationship” or ”connections”--offers a comprehensive social and professional model for doing business in China. In addition to a clear analysis of the origins and meanings of this vital concept, Guanxi: Relationship Marketing in a Chinese Context empowers you with practical tools for establishing guanxi in order to facilitate successful business relationships.

Guanxi is based on an original research study as well as the authors’twenty years of experience of doing business in China. Their understanding of the implications of face, favor, reciprocity, honor, and interconnectedness--all vital parts of guanxi--will enable you to understand the unstated assumptions of Chinese business culture. Moreover, the book discusses the legal implications of guanxi as well as cultural expectations.

10th March 2009, 23:08

Tony Romano, "If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Tales"
Publisher: Harper Perennial | 2009-01-01 | ISBN 0060857943 | PDF | 272 pages | 1.0 MB

In a neighborhood on Chicago's outskirts, Fabio and Lucia Comingo have built a new American life—and struggle to comprehend the influences that distract and change their restless young sons. Through this masterful evocation of a time and place, Tony Romano, the acclaimed author of When the World Was Young, brings a first-generation Italian American family vividly and poignantly alive in closely related tales at once joyous, heartbreaking, and honest. Weaving two dozen stories into a stunning, cohesive family history, Romano gives readers hope for togetherness amid the painful generational cycle of loss and redemption—as children grow and learn, and decide which treasures of cultural inheritance they will cherish.,%20You%20Never%20Die_0060857943.rar .html

10th March 2009, 23:09

Ralph Laughton, "Woodshop Storage Solutions: 16 Projects for Maximizing Your Workspace (Popular Woodworking)"
Popular Woodworking Books | 2006-12-20 | ISBN: 1558707840 | 128 pages | PDF | 49,1 MB

Brings organization and accessibility to any woodshop

Over 16 projects create valuable table space and easy-to-access storage

Materials are easily available at any home improvement center

One of the most common problems woodworkers have is keeping their shop in order. Woodshop Storage Solutions offers clever and handy ways to make any woodshop organized and efficient. Whether you are trying to store a small set of chisels or an unwieldy collection of router bits, this amazing resource gives woodworkers the solutions they need with projects like a router trolley, a mobile-saw cabinet stand, a downdraft sanding station, and much more."

10th March 2009, 23:16

Tony Romano, "If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Tales"
Publisher: Harper Perennial | 2009-01-01 | ISBN 0060857943 | PDF | 272 pages | 1.0 MB

In a neighborhood on Chicago's outskirts, Fabio and Lucia Comingo have built a new American life—and struggle to comprehend the influences that distract and change their restless young sons. Through this masterful evocation of a time and place, Tony Romano, the acclaimed author of When the World Was Young, brings a first-generation Italian American family vividly and poignantly alive in closely related tales at once joyous, heartbreaking, and honest. Weaving two dozen stories into a stunning, cohesive family history, Romano gives readers hope for togetherness amid the painful generational cycle of loss and redemption—as children grow and learn, and decide which treasures of cultural inheritance they will cherish.,%20You%20Never%20Die_0060857943.rar .html

10th March 2009, 23:18

Michael R. Overly, "E-Policy: How to Develop Computer, E-mail, and Internet Guidelines to Protect Your Company and Its Assets"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1998-09-15 | ISBN 0814479960 | PDF | 160 pages | 1 MB

I like this book. It is very readable, concise, practical and easy to follow. The author has done an excellent work to put this vast field of legal and technical knowlege into a very readable form for average reader in business and management

10th March 2009, 23:20

Adam's Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology
Publisher: Belknap Press | ISBN: 0674023099 | edition 2006 | PDF | 288 pages | 1.25 mb

This book could be called “The Intelligent Person’s Guide to Economics.” Like Robert Heilbroner’s The Worldly Philosophers, it attempts to explain the core ideas of the great economists, beginning with Adam Smith and ending with Joseph Schumpeter. In between are chapters on Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, the marginalists, John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich Hayek, and Thorstein Veblen. The title expresses Duncan Foley’s belief that economics at its most abstract and interesting level is a speculative philosophical discourse, not a deductive or inductive science. Adam’s fallacy is the attempt to separate the economic sphere of life, in which the pursuit of self-interest is led by the invisible hand of the market to a socially beneficial outcome, from the rest of social life, in which the pursuit of self-interest is morally problematic and has to be weighed against other ends.

Smith and his successors argued that the market and the division of labor that is fostered by it result in tremendous gains in productivity, which lead to a higher standard of living. Yet the market does not address the problem of distribution—that is, how is the gain in wealth to be divided among the classes and members of society? Nor does it address such problems as the long-run well-being of the planet.

Adam’s Fallacy is beautifully written and contains interesting observations and insights on almost every page. It will engage the reader’s thoughts and feelings on the deepest level.

10th March 2009, 23:21

Barry Sheehy, Hyler Bracey, Rick Frazier, "Winning the Race for Value: Strategies to Create Competitive Advantage in the Emerging"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1996-09-12 | ISBN 0814403549 | PDF | 256 pages | 2.5 MB

The move toward an information-based global economy has reconfigured the corporate playing field and generated a variety of new opportunities for businesses of all types. In Winning the Race for Value: Strategies to Create Competitive Advantage in the Emerging 'Age of Abundance', management consultants Barry Sheehy, Hyler Bracey, and Rick Frazier use examples of companies that have taken advantage of today's shifting tides--along with those that haven't--to lay out a blueprint for future action.

10th March 2009, 23:23

Dan Dimancescu, Peter Hines, Nick Rich, "The Lean Enterprise: Designing and Managing Strategic Processes for Customer-Winning Performance"
Publisher: AMACOM | 1997-05-08 | ISBN 0814403654 | PDF | 240 pages | 1.5 MB

What is a "lean" enterprise? According to the authors of this breakthrough book, it's a company that has organized and focused itself around only a few key processes rather than spread itself over a complex hierarchy.

In a "fat" company, the focus is on departments (such as sales, quality control, or research). In a lean organization, the focus is on a few big-picture processes, such as developing new business.

This change in emphasis is the critical difference between innovative firms and the lethargic pack of also-rans. This eye-opening book:

** explores "process management" as a corporate strategy -- and how to implement it
** presents insightful case studies
of several companies and their journeys toward process-driven competitive strategies
** explains the four primary processes vital to all companies

10th March 2009, 23:25

Popular Science Magazine April 2009
PDF | 21.8MB | 130 Pages

10th March 2009, 23:26

Homes & Gardens Magazine (March 2009)
96 pages | English | PDF | 31.8 MB

10th March 2009, 23:29

Lowrider Girls - November-December 2008
English | 100 pages | PDF | 24.26 MB

10th March 2009, 23:31

Black Belt - March 2009 (US)
True PDF | 147 Pages | English | 37.9 Mb

10th March 2009, 23:33

Popular Science - April 2009 (US)
True PDF | 109 Pages | English | 29.4 Mb

10th March 2009, 23:35

Playboy Romania - March 2009
PDF | 33 Pages | RS/DF/UP | 5.4 MB

10th March 2009, 23:36

The London Paper 09 March 2009
PDF | 35 Pages | 34 Mb

The London Paper is the trading name of a free newspaper, published by NI Free Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International (who also own the companies that publish The Sun and The Times). It has been available from Monday to Friday each week in Central London since September 4, 2006.

10th March 2009, 23:37

Model Railroader - February 2009
English | 116 pages | PDF | 71.74 MB

Model Railroader is an American magazine specializing in the hobby of model railroading. It was founded in 1934 by Al C. Kalmbach and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is published monthly by Kalmbach Publishing. It promotes itself as the oldest magazine of its type in the United States, and is commonly found on newsstands and in libraries.

Zero Thought
12th March 2009, 12:33
Firstly, salutations to you for such wonderful work. many thanks to you.

I have a request to make as I have tried many times but I am not able to download
any thing from I always get 'You have reached Country Limit' message.

Could you repost the following in megaupload/rapidshare/filesdump etc. Many thnaks

1. Sex Ploytation from post #3638
2. Beat Culture: Lifestyles, Icons, and Impact from post #3517
3. Porn Star Secrets from post #3352
4. Career Change Handbook from post #3281


12th March 2009, 19:02
Firstly, salutations to you for such wonderful work. many thanks to you.

I have a request to make as I have tried many times but I am not able to download
any thing from I always get 'You have reached Country Limit' message.

Could you repost the following in megaupload/rapidshare/filesdump etc. Many thnaks

1. Sex Ploytation from post #3638
2. Beat Culture: Lifestyles, Icons, and Impact from post #3517
3. Porn Star Secrets from post #3352
4. Career Change Handbook from post #3281


Here u go bro:





Zero Thought
12th March 2009, 19:44

reps added. Thank you!

12th March 2009, 21:39

Gillian Hampson "Practice Nurse Handbook"
Wiley-Blackwell | 2006-10-06 | ISBN: 1405144211 | 344 pages | PDF | 1 MB

There have been major advances in practice nursing in recent years, and a rapid expansion in the role of the practice nurse. The Practice Nurse Handbook is an essential guide to all aspects of clinical practice, health promotion, and practice management, for nurses in general practice. The handbook includes chapters on common medical conditions, screening tests, sexual health, mental health, chronic disease management, travel health, immunisations, and emergency situations. It addresses legal issues, changes in primary care, nurse prescribing and covers key issues in team working. Each chapter contains suggestions for reflection on practice and presents the underlying evidence base.

The fifth edition of the Practice Nurse Handbook has been revised and updated to include the latest policy developments, including the National Service Frameworks, changes to the GP contract, information on primary care organisations, Quality and Outcomes Frameworks and new roles for practice nurses

12th March 2009, 21:41

Scott Schuttner, "Basic Stairbuilding"
Taunton; illustrated ed | 1998 | ISBN: 1561583227 | 121 pages | PDF | 31 MB

This book includes instructions for straight-run stairs, L-shaped stairs, and open-riser ladder stairs.

12th March 2009, 21:42

Tales for the Dying: The Death of Narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana (Suny Series in Hindu Studies) By E. H. Rick Jarow
Publisher: State University of New York Press 2003 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 0791456102 | PDF | 1.6 MB

"Explores death and dying in the Bhagavata-Purana ans in the Indian religious imagination using insights from myth, semiotics, and depth psychology as well as the Indian commentarial tradition."

12th March 2009, 21:43

Kelly Mehler, "The Table Saw Book: Completely Revised and Updated "
Taunton; 2 ed. | 2003 | ISBN: 1561584266 | 208 pages | PDF | 18,3 MB

Mehler, a professional woodworker, contributes this well-paced, focused book on what is usually the central tool in most woodworking shops. Mehler comprehensively lays out the various choices available and details the advantages of the suggestions he makes, particularly in terms of the reader's level of woodworking skill. Much here will benefit the novice, and a fair amount of the material will serve as a reminder or means of improvement for the advanced woodworker. Illustrations are well placed and relevant to the text, while the drawings are clear. Many suggestions have a direct bearing on convenience and safety. This simple, direct, and thorough book is recommended for collections with extensive woodworking sections. A companion video is available from the publisher.
- Alex Hartmann, Bloomsburg Univ. Lib., Pa.
"You know from the first few pages that as Mehler shares his hard-earned experience, he understands the tool intimately" Woodworker magazine.

12th March 2009, 21:44

Schaum's Easy Outline: Programming with C++ By John R. Hubbard
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1999 | 160 Pages | ISBN: 007052713X | PDF | 1.6 MB

Boiled-down essentials of the top-selling Schaum's Outline series for the student with limited time

What could be better than the bestselling Schaum's Outline series? For students looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, it would have to be Schaum's Easy Outline series. Every book in this series is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused version of its predecessor. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, each new title features a streamlined and updated format and the absolute essence of the subject, presented in a concise and readily understandable form.

Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give students quick pointers to the essentials.

* Designed to appeal to underprepared students and readers turned off by dense text
* Cartoons, sidebars, icons, and other graphic pointers get the material across fast
* Concise text focuses on the essence of the subject
* Delivers expert help from teachers who are authorities in their fields
* Perfect for last-minute test preparation
* So small and light that they fit in a backpack!

12th March 2009, 21:45

Patrick Spielman, James Reidle, "Classic Fretwork Scroll Saw Patterns"
Sterling | 1991 | ISBN: 0806982543 | 160 pages | PDF | 9,8 MB

A jam-packed collection of 100-plus fretwork projects. Beautiful, intricate designs, from the Victorian era to the present, offer jewelry boxes, shelves, photo frames, easels, clocks, and lots more. “If you own or are going to own a scroll saw, you must have this book....If you can’t find something in this book to your liking, you just don’t like anything.”

12th March 2009, 21:46

Cutting Red Tape Comparing Administrative Burdens across Countries
Publisher: OECD | ISBN: 9264008217 | edition 2007 | PDF | 177 pages | 4,24mb

Cutting red tape to improve business conditions has become a priority in OECD countries. This pilot study measures and compares administrative burdens in the transport sector across eleven member countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Turkey.

12th March 2009, 21:47

Baltic Iron in the Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century
(The Atlantic World: Europe, Africa and the Americas, 1500 - 1830) by Chris Evans, Goran Ryden
Publisher: BRILL 2007 | 360 Pages | ISBN 9004161538 | PDF | 5.9 MB

This book looks at the one of the key commercial links between the Baltic and Atlantic worlds in the eighteenth century - the export of Swedish and Russian iron to Britain - and its role in the making of the modern world.

12th March 2009, 21:48

Peter Block, "Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used"
Publisher: Pfeiffer | 1999-09 | ISBN 0787948039 | PDF | 400 pages | 2 MB

The second edition of the "consultant's bible" is here!

For over fifteen years, consultants--both internal and external--have relied on Peter Block's landmark bestseller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. Using illustrative examples, case studies
, and exercises, the author, one of the most important and well known in his field, offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much-awaited second edition. Anyone who must communicate in a professional context--and who doesn't?--will use the lessons taught in this book for years to come!

"Who would have thought the 'consultant's bible' could be improved upon? Count on Peter Block--the consulting profession's very own revolutionary--to push us to confront and struggle with the paradoxes inherent in our work."
--Candace Thompson, organization development consultant, First Chicago NBD--A Bank One Company

"Block has distilled years of experience into a wise, down-to-earth, and eminently practical guide to excellence in consulting. If you are new to the practice, Flawless Consulting will chop years off your learning cycle. And even if you're an old pro, Block's insights will elevate you to new levels of effectiveness. Flawless Consulting is not simply about becoming a better consultant; it is about using consulting as a path toward becoming a better person."
--Barry Oshry, president, Power & Systems, Inc.; author of Seeing Systems and Leading Systems

12th March 2009, 21:49

The Limits of Logical Empiricism: Selected Papers of Arthur Pap (Synthese Library)
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 1402042981 | edition 2006 | PDF | 394 pages | 2,9 mb

This volume brings together a selection of the most philosophically significant papers of Arthur Pap. As Sanford Shieh explains in the Introduction to this volume, Pap’s work played an important role in the development of the analytic tradition. This role goes beyond the merely historical fact that Pap’s views of dispositional and modal concepts were influential. As a sympathetic critic of logical empiricism, Pap, like Quine, saw a deep tension in logical empiricism at its very best in the work of Carnap. But Pap’s critique of Carnap is quite different from Quine’s, and represents the discovery of limits beyond which empiricism cannot go, where there lies nothing other than intuitive knowledge of logic itself. Pap’s arguments for this intuitive knowledge anticipate Etchemendy’s recent critique of the model-theoretic account of logical consequence. Pap’s work also anticipates prominent developments in the contemporary neo-Fregean philosophy of mathematics championed by Wright and Hale. Finally, Pap’s major philosophical preoccupation, the concepts of necessity and possibility, provides distinctive solutions and perspectives on issues of contemporary concern in the metaphysics of modality. In particular, Pap’s account of modality allows us to see the significance of Kripke’s well-known arguments on necessity and apriority in a new light. This volume will be of interest to all researchers in the philosophical history of the analytic tradition, in philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and contemporary analytic metaphysics.

12th March 2009, 21:50

Hasidism On The Margin: Reconciliation, Antinomianism, And Messianism In Izbica/ Radzin Hasidism (Modern Jewish Philosophy and Religion:
Translations and Critical Studies) By Shaul Magid
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press 2009 | 400 Pages | ISBN 0299192741 | PDF | 2.6 MB

Hasidism on the Margin explores one of the most provocative and radical traditions of Hasidic thought, the school of Izbica and Radzin that Rabbi Gershon Henokh originated in nineteenth-century Poland. Shaul Magid traces the intellectual history of this strand of Judaism from medieval Jewish philosophy through centuries of Kabbalistic texts to the nineteenth century and into the present. He contextualizes the Hasidism of Izbica-Radzin in the larger philosophy and history of religions and provides a model for inquiry into other forms of Hasidism.

12th March 2009, 21:51

Harry M. Orlinsky, "Torah: The Five Books of Moses"
Jewish Publication Society of America; 3 ed | 1992 | ISBN: 0827600151 | 405 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Now available for the first time in an easy-to-carry pocket edition is the acclaimed JPS translation of the Torah. The 4"x6" paperback is highly portable, allowing readers the opportunity to bring the Torah with them wherever they go, and the typeface is still easily legible.

12th March 2009, 21:52

The Question Concerning Technology, and Other Essays
Publisher: HarperPerennial | ISBN: 0061319694 | edition 1977 | PDF | 224 pages | 8,31 mb

"To read Heidegger is to set out on an adventure. The essays in this volume--intriguing, challenging, and often baffling to the reader--call him always to abandon all superficial scanning and to enter wholeheartedly into the serious pursuit of thinking....

"Heidegger is not a 'primitive' or a 'romantic.' He is not one who seeks escape from the burdens and responsibilities of contemporary life into serenity, either through the re-creating of some idyllic past or through the exalting of some simple experience. Finally, Heidegger is not a foe of technology and science. He neither disdains nor rejects them as though they were only destructive of human life.

"The roots of Heidegger's thinking lie deep in the Western philosophical tradition. Yet that thinking is unique in many of its aspects, in its language, and in its literary expression. In the development of this thought Heidegger has been taught chiefly by the Greeks, by German idealism, by phenomenology, and by the scholastic theological tradition. In him these and other elements have been fused by his genius of sensitivity and intellect into a very individual philosophical expression."--William Lovitt, from the Introduction

12th March 2009, 21:53

Philip Bernstein, “To Dwell in Unity: The Jewish Federation Movement in America Since 1960”
Jewish Pubn Society | 2002 | ISBN: 0827602286, 1590455029 | 394 pages | PDF | 4,2 MB

12th March 2009, 21:53

Rosaria Vignolo Munson, “Telling Wonders: Ethnographic and Political Discourse in the Work of Herodotus”
University of Michigan Press | 2001 | ISBN: 0472112031 | 336 pages | PDF | 1,35 MB

As he explores the causes of the East-West conflict from its most remote antecedents, Herodotus includes conflicting traditions about different historical periods as well as apparently tangential descriptions of the customs of faraway peoples. What was his aim in combining such diverse material? Rosaria Vignolo Munson argues that Herodotus' aim was two-fold: to use historical narrative to illuminate the present and to describe barbarian customs so that the Greeks might understand themselves.
Herodotus assumes the role of advisor to his audience, acting as a master of metaphor and oracular speech and as an intellectual fully aware of new philosophical and political trends. By comparing, interpreting, and evaluating facts through time and space or simply by pointing them out as objects of "wonder," he teaches that correct political action is linked to an appropriate approach to foreigners and additional "others." Munson relies on traditional scholarship and modern studies in narratology and related critical fields to distinguish between narrative and metanarrative, providing a framework for analyzing the construction of Herodotus' discourse and his presentation of himself through it.
Munson's work will be useful to classicists and ancient historians and will also engage anthropologists interested in cultural interaction and notions of ethnicity and literary critics interested in narrative constructions.

12th March 2009, 21:55

Mark Ukra, Sharyn Kolberg, "The Ultimate Tea Diet: How Tea Can Boost Your Metabolism, Shrink Your Appetite, and Kick-Start Remarkable Weight Loss"
Collins | 2008 | ISBN: 0061441759 | 320 pages | PDF | 1,8 MB

Tea has been widely recognized for its amazing health benefits. It can help:
• Boost the immune system
• Lower blood sugar and cholesterol
• Prevent cavities and tooth decay
• Slow the aging process
• Decrease high blood pressure
• Prevent arthritis
• Sharpen mental focus and concentration
• Reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, cancer, and more...
Now, it's time for tea to be recognized, not only for all of these wonderful health benefits, but also for its ability to help tea drinkers lose weight.
The Ultimate Tea Diet harnesses tea's incredible weight-loss potential in a straightforward plan for losing weight in a safe and healthy way. Simply find a tea you love, drink it all day, follow an easy food plan, and see the pounds fall off.
Tea's ability to encourage weight loss comes from the synergy of its three main ingredients: caffeine to stimulate, L-theanine to neutralize the harmful side effects of caffeine and act as an appetite suppressant, and EGCG, which causes you to burn fat faster and more efficiently. In other words, tea reduces your appetite and stimulates your metabolism.
Don't worry--you won't go hungry on the Ultimate Tea Diet. The food plan includes tasty tea-based meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as tempting choices for midday snacks and sweet treats. All are made deliciously with tea so not only is your food incredibly flavorful, but you're also getting the health and weight-loss benefits in every single bite you enjoy.
Drinking tea--and maintaining a conscientious focus on good health--can easily become a way of life. Slim down to a leaner, more energetic, and healthier you with the Ultimate Tea Diet.

12th March 2009, 21:56

Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan D. Aronson, “Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation”
The MIT Press | 2009 | ISBN: 0262012855 | 368 pages | PDF | 2,5 MB

Innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) fuels the growth of the global economy. How ICT markets evolve depends on politics and policy, and since the 1950s periodic overhauls of ICT policy have transformed competition and innovation. For example, in the 1980s and the 1990s a revolution in communication policy (the introduction of sweeping competition) also transformed the information market. Today, the diffusion of Internet, wireless, and broadband technology, growing modularity in the design of technologies, distributed computing infrastructures, and rapidly changing business models signal another shift. This pathbreaking examination of ICT from a political economy perspective argues that continued rapid innovation and economic growth require new approaches in global governance that will reconcile diverse interests and enable competition to flourish.

The authors (two of whom were architects of international ICT policy reforms in the 1990s) discuss this crucial turning point in both theoretical and practical terms, analyzing changes in ICT markets, examining three case studies, and considering principles and norms for future global policies. Readers wishing to explore certain topics in greater depth will find an electronic version of the text, additional materials, and "virtual" appendixes online.

12th March 2009, 21:57

Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies: The Ultimate Administrator's Repair Manual
736 pages | Addison-Wesley Professional (July 13, 2003) | 0321133455 | CHM | 5 Mb

Countless books have been devoted to hardware troubleshooting, while software troubleshooting has been nearly completely ingnored. Ask any system administrator or help desk support technician where they could use help, and the answer is almost always "troubleshooting." Administrators continually struggle to resolve problems with technologies such as Active Directory, WINS, DHCP, and DNS. This book shows how, with the right methodology, you can systematically analyze and repair problems affecting an individual computer or an entire network. The author not only provides answers to some of the most puzzling Microsoft computer problems, but also presents the answers in the context of the troubleshooting methodology most highly regarded in the computer industry. Wolf covers both Microsoft and third party troubleshooting tools. Whether you are an end user looking to exert a new level of problem solving independence, or an experienced help desk analyst or systems administrator, this book will be an invaluable tool for repairing glitches on all the computers you manage.

12th March 2009, 21:57

Broadband Internet: Access, Regulation and Policy
150 pages | Wiley (November 15, 2004) | 1604560738 | PDF | 0.6 Mb

The internet has become so widespread that such issues as access, regulation and related policies have become major factors in the economy and social fabric of societies in every part of the world. Peoples without running water are demanding access to the internet and those without it are becoming deprived citizens. This new book examines current issues of interest to the blossoming area.

12th March 2009, 21:58

Elliot N. Dorff, “To Do the Right and the Good: A Jewish Approach to Modern Social Ethics”
Jewish Publication Society of America | 2002 | ISBN: 0827607156 | 303 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Rabbi Dorff focuses on the social aspects of the Jewish tradition, while tackling such timely topics as poverty, war, intrafaith and interfaith relations, and forgiveness. In addition, he discusses Jewish social ethics as they both relate to and contrast with Christian and American belief systems in modern society. Dorff argues that Jewish sources, when properly placed within the framework of the realities of our own times, can provide important guidance for Jews on how to act in their daily lives.

12th March 2009, 21:59

Statistics for Economics, Accounting and Business Studies (4th Edition)
416 pages | Prentice Hall; 4 edition (June 1, 2006) | 027368308X | PDF | 18 Mb

The fourth edition of Statistics for Economics, Accounting and Business Studies presents an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to a range of statistical concepts and techniques. Using actual data to illustrate the theory, this student-friendly book shows how real-life problems can be solved using statistical techniques and refreshingly explains why they are used. Throughout the text key issues are highlighted and many common statistical traps and mistakes are revealed and explained. This is a core text for introductory courses in statistics at undergraduate and MBA level. The user friendly text is particularly suitable for economics and accounting students and will also appeal to business studies students. It requires no prior knowledge of the subject and provides students with numerous real-life examples, problems and applications.

12th March 2009, 22:00

National Academy of Sciences, "The Competitive Status of the U.S. Fibers, Textiles, and Apparel Complex:
A Study of the Influences of Technology in Determining International Industrial Competitive Advantage"
Publisher: National Academies Press | 1983-01-01 | ISBN 0309033950 | PDF | 90 pages | 2 MB

Super book! Very good book!

12th March 2009, 22:01

Jon D. Mikalson, “Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars”
The University of North Carolina Press | 2002 | ISBN: 0807827983 | 288 pages | PDF | 1,9 MB

"The complexity of the subject matter . . . result[s] in more than a case-in-point study of Greek Religion as practiced in context. . . . Written in Mikalson's usually lucid, lively, and unassuming style. . . . The implications of the author's approach are significant and are not confined to the study of Herodotus."
— International Journal of Classical Tradition

"Will surely prove an invaluable resource for any student working in the area of Herodotus, Greek religion, or the Persian War period."
— Robert Garland, Colgate University

"Jon Mikalson's book will surely prove an invaluable resource for any student working in the area of Herodotus, Greek religion, or the Persian War period. Rigorous in the standards it applies to the study of this complex subject, it makes a fine addition to the oeuvre of a leading exponent of Greek religion."
— Robert Garland, Colgate University

12th March 2009, 22:02

Steven Holzner, "Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days"
Chapman | 2003 | ISBN: 0672325764 | 888 pages | CHM | 5,5 MB

Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days, written by expert author Steve Holzner, offers hundreds of real-world examples demonstrating the uses of XML and the newest tools developers need to make the most of it. In Week One, he starts from basic syntax, and discusses XML document structure, document types, and the benefits of XML Schema. Week Two covers formatting using either CSS or the Extensible Sytlesheet Language, and working with XHTML and other tools for presenting XML data on the Web, or in multimedia applications. The final chapter of week two discusses XForms, the newest way to process forms in XML applications. Week Three applies XML to programming with Java, .NET or JavaScript, and building XML into database or Web Service applications with SOAP. Along the way, Steve shows readers the results of every lesson and provides both the "how" and "why" of the inner working of XML technologies.

12th March 2009, 22:03

The Use of Nutrients in Crop Plants
Publisher: CRC | Pages: 456 | 2008-09-17 | ISBN 1420075101 | PDF | 5 MB

Scarcity of natural resources, higher costs, higher demand, and concerns about environmental pollution ‚€” under these circumstances, improving food supply worldwide with adequate quantity and quality is fundamental. Based on the author‚€™s more than forty years of experience, The Use of Nutrients in Crop Plants builds a bridge between theoretical aspects of mineral nutrition and practical applicability of basic principles of fertilization and use efficiency of essential plant nutrients.

Provides Authoritative and Practical Information

The book explores how to maximize essential nutrients uptake and use efficiency by food crops and how to improve productivity without degrading the environment. It covers nutrients and their cycle in soil-plant systems, functions, and deficiency symptoms. The author includes management strategies that can lead to a reduction in the cost of crop production and environmental degradation. Heemphasizes field conditions, crop production, and soil chemistry. Comprehensive coverage of essential nutrients and experimental results are accompanied by tables and figures of updated experimental data that make practical information easily accessible.

12th March 2009, 22:04

Tom Gorman, "The Complete Idiot's Almanac of Business Letters and Memos"
Publisher: Alpha | 1997-06-19 | ISBN 002861741X | PDF | 368 pages | 7.5 MB

You're no idiot, of course. You can manage a spreadsheet, find your way from the airport to the hotel all by yourself, and browse the Web like a pro. But when you sit down to write, you feel like you're back in Mrs. O'Malley's tenth-grade compositon class mixing up "it's" and "its." Come out from under your desk! The Complete Idiot's Almanac of Business Letters and Memos gives you step-by-step guidelines for planning, drafting, and perfecting letters and memos for every occasion, whether it's writing a thank-you note, submitting a proposal or issuing a reprimand. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: .gz.html .gz.html

12th March 2009, 22:05

The Elsewhere: On Belonging at a Near Distance By Adam Zachary Newton
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press 2009 | 412 Pages | ISBN 0299208907 | PDF | 2.5 MB

"The Elsewhere." Or, midbar--biblical Hebrew for both "wilderness" and "speech." A place of possession and dispossession, loss and nostalgia. But also a place that speaks. Ingeniously using a Talmudic interpretive formula about the disposition of boundaries, Newton explores narratives of "place, flight, border, and beyond." The writers of The Elsewhere are a disparate company of twentieth-century memoirists and fabulists from the Levant (Palestine/Israel, Egypt) and East Central Europe. Together, their texts--cunningly paired so as to speak to one another in mutually revelatory ways--narrate the paradox of the "near distance.".

Featured Writers: Andre Aciman, Aharon Appelfeld, Elias Canetti, Witold Gombrowicz, Emmanuel Levinas, Dan Pagis, Edward Said, W. G. Sebald, Bruno Schulz, Anton Shammas, and Gregor von Rezzori

12th March 2009, 22:06

From Brows to Trust: Evaluating Embodied Conversational Agents (Human-Computer Interaction Series)
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 140202729X | edition 2005 | PDF | 352 pages | 2,7 mb

Embodied conversational agents (ECAs) are autonomous software entities with human-like appearance and communication skills. These agents can take on a number of different roles, for example, as an assistant, tutor, information provider, or customer service agent. They may also simply represent or entertain a user. The precise nature and benefits of different characteristics of ECAs requires careful investigation. Questions range from the function of an eyebrow raise to mechanisms for assessing and improving ECA trustworthiness. This book will help experts and designers in the specification and development of applications incorporating ECAs. Part 1 provides guidelines for evaluation methodologies and the identification of design and evaluation parameters. Part 2 demonstrates the importance of considering the user's perspective and interaction experience. Part 3 addresses issues in fine-tuning design parameters of ECAs and verifying the perceived effect. Finally, in Part 4 lessons learned from a number of application case studies are presented. The book is intended for both ECA researchers in academia and industry, and developers and designers interested in applying the technology.

12th March 2009, 22:06

Gerardo R. Ungson, Richard M. Steers, Seung-Ho Park, "Korean Enterprise: The Quest for Globalization"
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press | 1997-04 | ISBN 0875846300 | PDF | 272 pages | 3 MB

This Book Presents a comprehensive look at Korea's business culture, its efforts to become a more pivotal player in the global economy, and the challenges that lie ahead for Korean businesses and their competitors. The dramatic of Korea's evolution - and its prospects for the future - as told in Korean Enterprise is significant for anyone concerned with issues of economic development and for Western managers facing new sources of competition, as well as for Korea's closest geographic competitors. The book is an original exploration of the relationships among national culture, management practice, and government policy and an insightful evaluation of Korean management and development practices. p.html

12th March 2009, 22:07

Digital Systems Engineering
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521592925 | edition 1998 | PDF | 693 pages | 28 mb

What makes some computers slow? What makes some digital systems operate reliably for years while others fail mysteriously every few hours? Why do some systems dissipate kilowatts while others operate off batteries? These questions of speed, reliability, and power are all determined by the system-level electrical design of a digital system. Digital Systems Engineering presents a comprehensive treatment of these topics. It combines a rigorous development of the fundamental principles in each area with down-to-earth examples of circuits and methods that work in practice. The book not only can serve as an undergraduate textbook, filling the gap between circuit design and logic design, but also can help practicing digital designers keep up with the speed and power of modern integrated circuits. The techniques described in this book, which were once used only in supercomputers, are now essential to the correct and efficient operation of any type of digital system.

12th March 2009, 22:08

Lynn Willoughby, "Fair to Middlin': The Antebellum Cotton Trade of the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee River Valley"
Publisher: University Alabama Press | 1993-04-30 | ISBN 0817306803 | PDF | 216 pages | 2 MB

Doing business in the antebellum South required a very delicate balancing act - with the central role in the process played by the coastal merchant. From this vantage point the merchant manipulated the resources from the up-river suppliers and, through an intricate economic network and banking, provided cotton to the international brokers. It was, in effect, a closed system on each river under the careful control of the coastal merchants. This study focuses on the port of Apalachicola, Florida, and the businessmen who created a chain of international finance and trade in the promotion and distribution of the Old South's major source of income. "Fair to Middlin'" provides a detailed description of a regional antebellum economy in the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee River valley and reinforces the argument that the South was self-sufficient and not dependent on other regions for its food supply. Willoughby explains how the businessmen associated with the area's cotton trade coped with the poor conditions of transportation, communication, money and banking. Early regional economics revolved around the rivers that represented the primary transportation arteries for trade in the Old South. Cotton businessmen located along the waterway and on the coast neatly divided the labour necessary to market the region's major source of income. Local money and banking conditions retarded the economic growth of this frontier area, and only the innovations of these coastal businessmen enabled the continuance of this vital trade network. The advent of the railroad shattered this ongoing business arrangement and completely altered the cohesiveness of the river economy. Railroads fundamentally changed the business customs and trade routes so that boundaries of the once-separate river economies blurred and eventually faded, gradually leading to an integrated national economy. p.html

12th March 2009, 22:09

Nan Stone, Rajat Gupta, "Managerial Excellence: McKinsey Award Winners from the Harvard Business Review, 1980-1994 (Harvard Business Review Book)"
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press | 1996-02 | ISBN 087584670X | PDF | 335 pages | 3 MB

"Managerial Excellence" presents some of the best ideas and practices of the past 15 years from the leading management voices of our time, including William J. Abernathy, Kim B. Clark, David A. Garvin, Charles Handy, Gary Hamel, Robert H. Hayes, James Moore, Michael Porter, C.K. Prahalad, James Brian Quinn, Wickham Skinner, and George Stalk, Jr. Since 1959, the McKinsey Foundation for Management Research has awarded prizes for the two best articles published each year in the "Harvard Business Review". The pieces in this collection - all first place winners - are distinguished by their relevance to the real work of managers. From Hayes and Abernathy's Managing Our Way to Economic Decline in 1980 to Good Communication That Blocks Learning by Chris Argyris in 1994, these articles cover the gamut of strategic issues facing companies today and into the future. p.html

12th March 2009, 22:10

Walter J. Salmon, Jay William Lorsch, Gordon Donaldson, John Pound, Jay Alden Conger, David Finegold, Edward E. Lawler,
"Harvard Business Review on Corporate Governance (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)"
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press | 2000-01 | ISBN: 1578512379 | PDF | 240 pages | 8 MB

The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series brings managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Gathered in a highly accessible format are the leading minds and landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for forward-thinking businesspeople worldwide.

Corporate governance can raise many difficult leadership, strategy, and policy questions within an organization. Harvard Business Review on Corporate Governance is an essential reference, focusing on both policy and strategic challenges, for senior managers working with boards or dealing with governance issues. p.html

12th March 2009, 22:11

Norman R. Augustine, Anurag Sharma, Idalene F. Kesner, N. Craig Smith, Robert J. Thomas, John A. Quelch, Greg Brenneman, Linda Hill, "Harvard Business Review on Crisis Management (A Harvard Business Review Paperback)"
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press | 2000-01 | ISBN 1578512352 | PDF | 272 pages | 2 MB

The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series brings managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Gathered in a highly accessible format are the leading minds and landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for forward-thinking businesspeople worldwide.

In the rapidly changing world of business, close calls and near misses are not uncommon. Obtaining the managerial skills and tools to effectively manage or avoid these crises is critical to the survival and success of your organization. Harvard Business Review on Crisis Management highlights leading ideas on how to deal with difficult situations, crises, and other sensitive topics in a business environment. p.html

12th March 2009, 22:12

Amar Bhldt, William Sahlman, James Stancil, Arthur Rock, Michael Nevens, Gregory Summe, "Harvard Business Review on Entrepreneurship (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)"
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press | 1999-02 | ISBN 0875849105 | PDF | 217 pages | 1 MB

With the economy booming, the opportunities have never been better for entrepreneurs, and this wide-ranging resource offers something for business pioneers of all stripes. Beginning with the basics of writing a business plan, this in-depth guide moves on to cover sophisticated topics such as navigating the world of venture capital funding and turning technological innovations into successful marketplace realities. p.html

12th March 2009, 22:13

Harvard Business School Press, "Harvard Business Review on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (A Harvard Business Review Paperback)"
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press | 2000-02 | ISBN 1578512360 | PDF | 240 pages | 2 MB

The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series brings managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Gathered in a highly accessible format are the leading minds and landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for forward-thinking businesspeople worldwide.

Managers at every level, and in every industry, must balance various working styles, build efficient management teams, and develop sharp negotiation skills to remain competitive. Harvard Business Review on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution offers a selection of the best thinking on negotiation practice and managing conflict in organizational settings. p.html