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What Mad Pursuit
Candid, provocative, and disarming, this is the widely-praised memoir of the co-discoverer of the double helix of DNA.
Project Management: 24 Steps to Help You Master Any Project
“Project Management” gives you proven guidance in both the science and art of becoming an effective project manager, from coordinating and documenting the work to leading people to developing (and trusting!) your own judgment. Filled with action steps, this practical guide helps you get comfortable with the tools of project planning as well as cultivate smooth working relationships with people inside and outside your organization in order to achieve your goals. You’ll see how to: Understand exactly what is required of you in your role Develop a logical plan of action Lead and motivate a team while actively managing your communication channels Make the best decisions for the project-and seek acceptable solutions rather than perfect ones Perform financial analyses and terminate unworthy projects in order to meet a bottom-line, long-term objective Manage all project stakeholders through consistent measuring against a pre-announced baseline for productivity
Effective project management isn’t easy, but the payoff can be huge-both for you and for your organization. “Project Management” helps you develop the foundation you need to be successful in any project initiative.
Pardon My Hearse
Even celebrities die—and he was the man who picked up the bodies! Allan Abbott ran the leading hearse, mortuary, and funeral services company in Hollywood and got an unprecedented glimpse of how celebrities really live and die. The Forrest Gump of the funeral industry, Abbott was everywhere celebrities died, from helping to prepare Marilyn Monroe’s body for burial to standing next to Christopher Walken at Natalie Wood’s funeral. Now in his memoir “Pardon My Hearse,” Abbott tells the rags-to-shroud story of how we went from a young man with a hearse to the funeral driver to the stars—a rollicking, unexpectedly hilarious story of glamorous funerals, mishaps with corpses, and true-life glimpses of celebrities at their most revealing moments. ”Pardon My Hearse” is an eye-opening look at secret Hollywood from the man who literally knows where the bodies are buried.
The Cathedral Within: Transforming Your Life by Giving Something Back
In this wise and inspiring book, social entrepreneur Bill Shore shows us how to make the most of life and do something that counts. Like the cathedral builders of an earlier time, the visionaries described in this memoir share a single desire: to create something that endures. The extraordinary people Shore has met on his travels represent a new movement of citizens who are tapping into the vast resources of the private sector to improve public life. Among them are:
— Gary Mulhair, who has created unprecedented jobs and wealth at the largest self-supporting human-service organization of its kind, Pioneer Human Services of Seattle.
— Nancy Carstedt of the Chicago Childrenís Choir, which provides thousands of children their first introduction to music.
— Geoffrey Canada, who has made a safe haven for more than four thousand inner-city children in New York City, from Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem.
These leaders, and many others described in these pages, have built important new cathedrals within their communities, and by doing so they have transformed lives, including their own
Out of the Frying Pan, Into The Fire: The Restless Journey of Marianne “Jolly” Robinson
“Both mainstream and movement history too often focus on the lives of ‘great men.’ But who really does the work of grassroots movement-building? Singer, activist, working mother, poet, photographer, and writer, Marianne Robinson is one of many women who have held up their ‘half of the sky’ in progressive movements. Her moving autobiography spans many decades of cultural and political activity in People’s Songs, labor, women’s and anti-war movements from the 1940s onward.” –Suzanne Gordon, journalist, writer, and author of Nursing Against the Odds
As a chronicle of Marianne Robinson’s unconventional life, Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire is a fast-moving personal story that describes her multidimensional life of commitment, change, and creativity. Poems, photos, and graphic images also serve to illustrate her restless journey.
Really Professional Internet Person
Through her pranks, sketches, and videos about everyday life, Jenn has become a mouthpiece for millennials and one of YouTube’s fastest rising stars!
Jenn McAllister, better known as JennxPenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike life, there can always be a do-over. Really Professional Internet Person offers both an insider’s guide to building a successful YouTube channel and an intimate portrait of the surreality of insta-fame and the harsh reality of high school. Brimming with honesty, heart and Jenn’s patented sense of humor, Really Professional Internet Person features top ten lists, photos, screenshots, social media posts and never-before-posted stories chronicling Jenn’s journey from an anxious middle-schooler just trying to fit in, to a YouTube sensation unafraid to stand out.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today’s Investor
Wall Street Words is an essential guide to the words spoken on “the Street.” This updated edition has 4,500 entries — more than 700 of them newly added to reflect key developments in national and world markets — and covers everything from investment fundamentals to the sophisticated terminology of contemporary finance. More than 100 case studies illustrating real-world investment examples plus 50 insightful tips from industry professionals make this new edition the most comprehensive and useful reference for today’s investor.
Getting Ready to Negotiate: The Getting to Yes Workbook
This companion volume to the negotiation classic Getting to Yes explores the negotiation process in depth and presents case studies, charts, and worksheets for blueprinting and personalized negotiating strategy.
Power in the Highest Degree: Professionals and the Rise of a New Mandarin Order
Lawyer, doctor, scientist–these are the jobs Americans commonly cite when asked to list the most prestigious occupations. The word “professional” today implies expertise, authority, and excellence. To do a job professionally is to do it well. Yet in a society in which knowledge has
become a prized asset and an advanced degree the ticket to wealth and power, the rise of professionalism has a darker, more ominous side.
Power in the Highest Degree, one of the most comprehensive studies of professionals ever undertaken, exposes professionalism as a double-edged sword; it illustrates how experts have come to “own” and control knowledge, much like the wealthy control capital, thereby transforming capitalist and
socialist society, both for better and for worse. Knowledge long predates money as a source of power and wealth in human society, and professionals are only the most recent in a long succession of powerful knowledge classes that have included shaman, witchdoctors, and the Confucian mandarins who
ruled China for over a thousand years.
Drawing on interviews with over 1,000 practicing professionals, the authors show how, by dispensing self-interested and morally colored judgements as scientific truth, modern professionals are consolidating a monopoly over what passes for objective knowledge. Experts discredit the ordinary
knowledge of the general public to generate a vast market of dependent clients. The result is a powerful professional class that creates vital new knowledge and life-saving services, but also wields growing influence over a population deeply insecure about its ability to manage private and public
affairs without “expert” guidance.
This sweeping study also reveals that more and more experts are abandoning private practice to work for corporations, becoming junior partners in a new “Mandarin capitalism.” While often outspoken advocates of a more socially responsible business world, professionals have joined big business to
produce one of the most pronounced divisions of mental and manual work in history, creating a new dispossessed majority, the uncredentialed. We learn of an experiment at Polaroid to give machine operators more responsibility which is cancelled when managers and engineers decided that they “just
didn’t want operators that qualified.” The authors argue that, as this new “mandarin” class radically transforms the social order, it helps to reform some of the traditional scourges of the business world, but also poses a new threat to equality in America. To reverse this trend, they propose a
post-professional society that de-emphasizes skill hierarchies and substantially democratizes knowledge.
A bold and incisive new work of social criticism, this book provides a fascinating look at the modern professional and provokes Americans to think in a new way about democracy in the age of experts.
Adobe Indesign CS4 on Demand 1st Edition
Adobe Indesign CS4 on Demand 1st Edition
Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell
Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell is an indispensable quick reference for Java programmers who are writing applications that use graphics or graphical user interfaces. The author of the bestsellingJava in a Nutshell has written fast-paced introductions to the Java APIs that comprise the Java Foundation Classes (JFC), such as the Swing GUI components and Java 2D, so that you can start using these exciting new technologies right away.This book also includes O’Reilly’s classic-style, quick-reference material for all of the classes in the javax.swing and java.awt packages and their numerous subpackages. This reference material covers all of the new JFC classes in the Java 2 platform, as well as the existing Java 1.1 AWT classes. Once you’ve learned about the JFC, you’ll keep this book next to your keyboard for handy reference while you program.Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell contains the following:
An overview of the architecture of graphical user interfaces built with both the new Swing API and the older AWT
An introduction to the important components and application services provided by the Swing API
An comprehensive explanation of the features of the new Java 2D graphics API
A complete quick reference for the graphics- and GUI-related classes in the Java 2 platform
This book is part of the two-volume set of quick references that every Java programmer needs. It is an essential companion to Java in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition, which covers the key nongraphical APIs in Java 1.2. A third volume, Java Enterprise in a Nutshell, focuses on the Java Enterprise APIs and is of interest to programmers working on server-side or enterprise Java applications.
UNIX Shells by Example
UNIX Shells by Example Third Edition is your complete, step-by-step guide to all five essential UNIX shells – bash, tcsh, C, Bourne, and Korn – and all three essential UNIX shell programming utilities, awk, sed and grep. This new Third Edition is better than ever, with hundreds of completely updated, classroom-proven examples from Silicon Valley’s top UNIX and Linux instructor, Ellie Quigley. Starting with the basics, Quigley gets you all the way to expert-level techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn what UNIX shells are, what they do, and how they integrate with other UNIX utilities and processes. You’ll master creating, running, and debugging shell scripts; using grep, egrep and ggrep; working with sed, and much more. This edition contains extensive new coverage of bash and tcsh, as well as hundreds of updated and classroom-tested examples for all five leading shells. It contains hands-on exercises for every topic, an appendix with detailed syntax listings, comparison charts, and much more. For all UNIX system administrators, application developers, and power users
Adobe GoLive CS Classroom in a Book
Shows how to take advantage of Go Live CS’ powerful site management and collaboration capabilities, wireless authoring features, and dynamic database tools. This work uses a series of project-based lessons to guide you through various aspects of GoLive’s use. It also includes a CD-ROM with the files and images needed to complete the exercises.
Picaxe Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius
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WHIP UP SOME FIENDISHLY FUN PICAXE MICROCONTROLLER DEVICESRon has worked hard to explain how the PICAXE system operates through simple examples, and I’m sure his easy-to-read style will help many people progress with their PICAXE projects. –From the Foreword by Clive Seager, Revolution Education Ltd.
This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program, build, and debug a variety of PICAXE microcontroller projects. PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius gets you started with programming and I/O interfacing right away, and then shows you how to develop a master processor circuit.
From Hello, World! to Hail, Octavius!
All the projects in Part I can be accomplished using either an M or M2 class PICAXE processor, and Part II adds 20X2-based master processor projects to the mix. Part III culminates in the creation of Octavius–a sophisticated robotics experimentation platform featuring a 40X2 master processor and eight breadboard stations which allow you to develop intelligent peripherals to augment Octavius’ functioning. The only limit is your imagination!
PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius:
Features step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations
Allows you to customize each project for your purposes
Offers all the programs in the book free for download
Removes the frustration factor–all required parts are listed, along with sources
Build these and other devious devices:
Simple mini-stereo jack adapter
USBS-PA3 PICAXE programming adapter
Three-state digital logic probe
20X2 master processor circuit
TV-R input module
8-bit parallel 16X2 LCD board
Serialized 16X2 LCD
Serialized 4X4 matrix keypad
SPI 4-digit LED display
Programmable, multi-function peripheral device and operating system
Octavius–advanced robotics experimentation platform
L298 dual DC motor controller board
Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.
Book of Webmin: …or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Unix
How to use Webmin’s unique features, including integrating the most popular services (Apache, BIND, Sendmail, and more) as well as the standard system features (network configuration, disk configuration, users and groups, etc.). Tutorials show how to accomplish common tasks with each service.
Suzanne Somers’ Eat Great, Lose Weight
‘Years ago, Suzanne Somers lost the chance to appear on a hit television series because she was “too chunky.” That missed opportunity started her on a “diet roller coaster,” trying all kinds of diets. Now Somers believes that diets and deprivation do not help people lose weight in the long-term. In Eat Great, Lose Weight, she explains the food-combining plan she calls “Somersizing”: eliminate “funky foods” such as sugar (“my body’s greatest enemy”) and white flour; eat fruits alone on an empty stomach; eat proteins and fats with vegetables and without carbohydrates; eat carbohydrates with vegetables and without fat.
Sommers presents 113 recipes that certainly don’t resemble a traditional diet and might make a weight-loss expert’s hair curl, such as Crispy Fried Eggplant and Mozzarella Finger Sandwiches, Flourless Cheese Souffle (with butter, eggs, cream cheese, and Gruyère cheese), and Grilled Pepper Steak with Herb Butter (trim the fat from the meat, but add both butter and olive oil). There’s no nutritional breakdown, so you can’t count fat or calories. Somers admits that “many experts will argue that food combining is a myth,” but she says it works for her, and she credits it with trimming her down to 116 pounds, even though she eats “more than ever
A new stand-alone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not A Serial Killer, soon to be a feature film.
The satirical new suspense about a health and beauty company that accidentally develops a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA.
Lyle Fontanelle is the chief scientist for NewYew, a health and beauty company experimenting with a new, anti-aging hand lotion. As more and more anomalies crop up in testing, Lyle realizes that the lotion’s formula has somehow gone horribly wrong. It is actively overwriting the DNA of anyone who uses it, turning them into physical clones of someone else. Lyle wants to destroy the formula, but NewYew thinks it might be the greatest beauty product ever designed–and the world’s governments think it’s the greatest weapon.
New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells brings us a gripping corporate satire about a health and beauty company that could destroy the world.
Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Study of Adult Development
In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects — men and women, some rich, some poor — from their teens to old age. Harvard’s George Vaillant now uses these studies — the most complete ever done anywhere in the world — and the subjects’ individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching a happy, healthy old age.
He explains precisely why some people turn out to be more resilient than others, the complicated effects of marriage and divorce, negative personality changes, and how to live a more fulfilling, satisfying and rewarding life in the later years. He shows why a person’s background has less to do with their eventual happiness than the specific lifestyle choices they make. And he offers step-by-step advice about how each of us can change our lifestyles and age successfully. Sure to be debated on talk shows and in living rooms, Vaillant’s definitive and inspiring book is the new classic account of how we live and how we can live better. It will receive massive media attention, and with good reason: we have never seen anything like it, and what it has to tell us will make all the difference in the world.
O Christmas Tea
It’s Christmastime in Lancaster, Maine, and it’s an occasion for carols, ornaments, and . . . poison? When a well-known food critic visits Tea for Two and becomes ill, Jan and Elaine set out to learn what put her there. Has someone tampered with their teas? And if so, who and why? With the critic in the hospital and the tearoom closed for a toxicology screening, the cousins have much riding on their investigation! Meanwhile, Elaine tries not to be envious that Jan’s children will be with her for the holiday and hers will not. They each look for the perfect gift for the other, but their searches hit a disappointing—and seemingly insurmountable—obstacle. Can they find just the right gift in time for Christmas?