Photoshop Lightroom From Snapshots To Great Shots
Photoshop Lightroom From Snapshots To Great Shots
 

 

Jeff Revell, "Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Covers Lightroom 4)"
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0321819624 | 192 pages | EPUB, PDF | 80.3 MB
 
Now that you've got those amazing DSLR shots, you need a book that goes beyond the software manual to help you organize and process your images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom–including the recently announced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. In Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots, professional photographer Jeff Revell helps you master the fundamentals and create stunning ready-to-display images.

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English Today • Multimedia Course • Volume 3 • Beginner Level 3

English Today • Multimedia Course • Volume 3
Beginner Level 3 • BOOK with AUDIO and VIDEO
2009 | English | PDF, MP3, Video-DVD | 2.23 GB
English Today is an innovative product for English language learning, designed to gain maximum advantage from the DVD format and aimed at the needs of the target consumer. It is not simply the next stage in the advancement from video cassettes or CD-ROM's, but a whole new kind of product. It represents a completely new approach: instead of the typical video-lesson structure, a teacher guides the student through a series of narrative episodes arranged as in a sit-com. There are also interactive exercises so that the user can practice what he or she has learned. All with the flexibility afforded by a multimedia product.

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English Today • Multimedia Course • Volume 2 • Beginner Level 2
English Today • Multimedia Course • Volume 2
Beginner Level 2 • BOOK with AUDIO and VIDEO
2009 | English | PDF, MP3, Video-DVD | 2.85 GB
English Today is an innovative product for English language learning, designed to gain maximum advantage from the DVD format and aimed at the needs of the target consumer. It is not simply the next stage in the advancement from video cassettes or CD-ROM's, but a whole new kind of product. It represents a completely new approach: instead of the typical video-lesson structure, a teacher guides the student through a series of narrative episodes arranged as in a sit-com. There are also interactive exercises so that the user can practice what he or she has learned. All with the flexibility afforded by a multimedia product.
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ENGLISH COURSE • Q Skills for Success 4 • Listening and Speaking • Student\'s Book with Audio CDs (2011)
Q Skills for Success 4 • Listening and Speaking
Student's Book with Audio CDs
2011 | English | MP3, 4CD, PDF 266 pages | 175.3 MB
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Q Skills for Success encourages students to think critically and succeed academically. Q's question-centred approach provides a unique critical thinking framework for each unit. This develops key cognitive skills such as analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating—as well as developing the language skills essential for academic success. Learning outcomes are clearly stated at the start and end of the units, with competency self-evaluations and vocabulary check lists featuring the Academic Word List. This enables teachers to define learning outcomes effectively to accreditation bodies.

 

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Lonely Planet Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Simon Richmond, "Lonely Planet Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang (Travel Guide)" 
English | ISBN: 1742204244 | 2014 | EPUB | 264 pages | 7 MB

Lonely Planet Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Scale (by elevator!) the glistening Petronas Towers, spend-up big in one of KL's air-conditioned shopping malls or sample local street food, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang and begin your journey now!
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After Physics

David Z Albert, "After Physics" 
English | ISBN: 0674731263 | 2015 | 192 pages | PDF | 2 MB

After Physics" presents ambitious new essays about some of the deepest questions at the foundations of physics, by the physicist and philosopher David Albert. The book s title alludes to the close connections between physics and metaphysics, much in evidence throughout these essays. It also alludes to the work of imagining what it would be like for the project of physical science considered as an investigation into the fundamental laws of nature to be complete. Albert argues that the difference between the past and the future traditionally regarded as a matter for metaphysical or conceptual or linguistic or phenomenological analysis can be understood as a mechanical phenomenon of nature. In another essay he contends that all versions of quantum mechanics that are compatible with the special theory of relativity make it impossible, even in principle, to present the entirety of what can be said about the world as a narrative sequence of befores and afters. Any sensible and realistic way of solving the quantum-mechanical measurement problem, Albert claims in yet another essay, is ultimately going to force us to think of particles and fields, and even the very space of the standard scientific conception of the world, as approximate and emergent. Novel discussions of the problem of deriving principled limits on what can be known, measured, or communicated from our fundamental physical theories, along with a sweeping critique of the main attempts at making sense of probabilities in Many-Worlds interpretations of quantum mechanics, round out the collection."

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Automatic Modulation Classification: Principles, Algorithms and Applications

Zhechen Zhu and Asoke K. Nandi, "Automatic Modulation Classification: Principles, Algorithms and Applications" 
English | ISBN: 1118906497 | 2015 | 184 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Automatic Modulation Classification (AMC) has been a key technology in many military, security, and civilian telecommunication applications for decades. In military and security applications, modulation often serves as another level of encryption; in modern civilian applications, multiple modulation types can be employed by a signal transmitter to control the data rate and link reliability.

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The Desert: Lands of Lost Borders

Michael Welland, "The Desert: Lands of Lost Borders" 
English | ISBN: 1780233604 | 2015 | 400 pages | PDF | 10 MB

Lands of extremes, contrasts, metaphor and myth, deserts cover nearly a third of our planet's land area and are home to more than half a billion people. The desert as an idea has long captured the Western imagination, but too often in ways that fail to grasp the true scope and diversity of these spaces and the realities of the lives of people for whom arid lands are home. For the outsider, stories of the desert are about the exotic, about adventures into hostile territory. Few of us consider the perspectives of those who make their livelihoods in the desert each day. This book attempts to bridge the gaps, both scientific and cultural, between perception and reality, while celebrating the fascination, excitement and diversity of arid lands and their inhabitants. Though generally seen as arid and infertile, deserts have been the birthplaces of critical evolutionary adaptations, civilizations, ideologies and agricultural and social progress. Deserts play active roles in the continued evolution of our climate and societies, demanding that we think seriously about these barren lands and their future. Does the botanical and microbial diversity of arid lands provide keys to food supply, new pharmaceuticals and our planet s carbon budget? Would the city of Phoenix not exist if the advice of John Wesley Powell had been heeded? What can we learn from the writing of a female cross-dressing drug addict who drowned in the Sahara? And who was Hi Jolly and what were 'little fellah bums'? From the Gobi to the Sonora, via the Sahel and the Australian outback, The Desert: Lands of Lost Borders relates the tales, truths, folklore and facts of arid lands in an analysis that is at once informative and surprising and, during the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification, extremely timely.

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Security Protocols XVIII

Bruce Christianson, "Security Protocols XVIII" 
English | ISBN: 3662459205 | 2014 | 280 pages | PDF | 3 MB

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Security Protocols, held in Cambridge, UK, in March 2010. After an introduction the volume presents 16 revised papers and one abstract, each followed by a revised transcript of the discussion ensuing the presentation at the event. The theme of this year's workshop was "Virtually Perfect Security".

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Hooked Bags: 20 Easy Crochet Projects

Hooked Bags: 20 Easy Crochet Projects by Margaret Hubert
English | 2006 | ISBN: 1589232550 | 93 Pages | PDF | 23 MB

Bags and totes are very popular crochet projects, and the more creative, the better. Hooked Bags presents 20 easy crochet projects for bags of many sizes, shapes, and styles, such as the bucket, saddlebag, hobo, clutch, drawstring, and amulet. The designs have unique looks featuring novelty and cotton yarns; original straps and closures; and embellishments like beading, flowers, and fringe. For the many beginners, the illustrated basics section teaches the stitches. Unusual features of the book include alternative instructions for left-handed crocheters, creative bag linings, and a handy ruler. Hooked Bags launches an exciting series of crochet books with easy, contemporary projects.

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Logic and Its Applications

Mohua Banerjee, "Logic and Its Applications" 
English | ISBN: 3662458233 | 2015 | 244 pages | PDF | 3 MB

This book collects the refereed proceedings of the 6th Indian Conference on Logic and Its Applications, ICLA 2015, held in Mumbai, India, in January 2015. The volume contains 13 full revised papers along with 3 invited talks presented at the conference. The papers were selected after rigorous review, from 23 submissions. They cover topics related to pure and applied formal logic, foundations and philosophy of mathematics and the sciences, set theory, model theory, proof theory, areas of theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, systems of logic in the Indian tradition, and other disciplines which are of direct interest to mathematical and philosophical logic.

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Graph Drawing

Christian Duncan, "Graph Drawing" 
English | ISBN: 3662458020 | 2014 | 552 pages | PDF | 18 MB

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Graph Drawing, GD 2014, held in Würzburg, Germany, in September 2014. The 41 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. The back matter of the book also contains 2 page poster papers presented at the conference. The contributions are organized in topical sections named: planar subgraphs; simultaneous embeddings; applications; contact representations; k-planar graphs; crossing minimization; level drawings; theory; fixed edge directions; drawing under constraints; clustered planarity; and greedy graphs.

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Experimenting with Raspberry Pi

Warren Gay, "Experimenting with Raspberry Pi" 
English | ISBN: 148420770X | 2015 | 248 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Need some inspiration for your Raspberry Pi projects? Wondering how to work with Wii nunchucks, stepper motors, how to create a remote control panel? If you need guidance, Experimenting with Raspberry Pi is your own personal idea generator. Experimenting with Raspberry Pi covers how to work with various components and hardware like humidity and temperature sensors, Wii nunchucks, GPIO extenders, and IR receivers so you can add these to your own projects.

Written with budgets in mind, author Warren Gay encourages you to build, experiment, and swap out various parts to learn more about the Pi and come up with the best ideas and instructions for your own amazing Raspberry Pi project ideas.

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Building Earth Observation Cameras

George Joseph, "Building Earth Observation Cameras" 
English | 2015 | ISBN-10: 1466566477 | 368 pages | PDF | 36 MB
A System Engineer’s Guide to Building an Earth Observation Camera
Building Earth Observation Cameras discusses the science and technology of building an electro-optical imaging system for a space platform from concept to space qualification and in-orbit evaluation. The book provides a broad overview of various Earth imaging systems with specific examples illustrating the design and development issues that impacted the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) cameras, and is based on the actual experience of the author, who was intimately involved with the development of cameras for the IRS program.

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7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System

Chitram Lutchman, Douglas Evans, "7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System" 
English | 2015 | ISBN-10: 1482205769 | 456 pages | PDF | 31 MB
Developing and maintaining a disciplined management system provides any organization with a blueprint for exceptional performance and success. Indeed, for larger multinational corporations, a management system is a critical component for sustainable growth and performance management. In this book, the authors discuss a series of fundamentals for creating an operationally excellent management system (OEMS). The book also examines the business performance impact of an OEMS across leading gas and oil organizations, such as Exxon Mobil, BP, Suncor, and Chevron.

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Public Administration Training in Africa: Competencies in Development Management

Peter Fuseini Haruna, Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad, "Public Administration Training in Africa: Competencies in Development Management" 
English | 2015 | ISBN-10: 1482223805 | 256 pages | PDF | 12 MB
Drawing on a stellar collection of contributors, this book highlights the importance of public administration training and development for equipping individuals with the competencies needed for leading and managing public agencies, enacting policies, and delivering public services. Responding to the recent increased demand for stronger and smarter training institutions and materials that prepare African professionals for implementation of reform policies, public-private partnerships, performance and ethics practices such as transparency and accountability, it offers concrete solutions to illustrative cases from a host of key nations.

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Applied Food Protein Chemistry
Zeynep Ustunol, "Applied Food Protein Chemistry" 
English | ISBN: 111994449X | 2015 | 528 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Food proteins are of great interest, not only because of their nutritional importance and their functionality in foods, but also for their detrimental effects. Although proteins from milk, meats (including fish and poultry), eggs, cereals, legumes, and oilseeds have been the traditional sources of protein in the human diet, potentially any proteins from a biological source could serve as a food protein. The primary role of protein in the diet is to provide the building materials for the synthesis of muscle and other tissues, and they play a critical role in many biological processes. They are also responsible for food texture, color, and flavor. Today, food proteins are extracted, modified, and incorporated into processed foods to impart specific functional properties. They can also have adverse effects in the diet: proteins, such as walnuts, pecans, almonds, and cashews, soybean, wheat, milk, egg, crustacean, and fish proteins can be powerful allergens for some people.

 

 

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Badass Prepper\'s Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Yourself for the Worst

James Henry, "Badass Prepper's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Yourself for the Worst" 
English | ISBN: 162914732X | 2015 | 144 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Disaster can strike at any time with no warning. Most people aren't forward-thinking enough to prepare for the worst, and others simply don't have the skills needed to successfully prepare. That's where "Badass Preppers Handbook" comes in. Covering a wide variety of disaster scenarios with detailed instructions for what you need to do in each one, this book will help you to be ready for anything in no time at all. Learn such things as: - How to fortify your home- How to preserve and store food and water for years- What should go in your "bug out" bag- How to cook off the grid- What firearms and ammo will best help you survive the apocalypse- And more!With this ultimate guide in disaster survival, you'll be ready to protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your pets, no matter what the disaster is.

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Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener: Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden

Allison Greer, "Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener: Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden" 
English | 2014 | ISBN-10: 1629141712 | 240 pages | EPUB | 55 MB
Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know that beets will grow better if surrounded by mint or garlic, but tomatoes should not be planted near cabbage? Flax helps protect some root vegetables from pests, and tomatoes will thrive when planted near carrots (though the carrots may wind up stunted). Your celery will be happier if it's far away from corn, but broccoli and dill make a terrific garden pair. It's a lot to think about, but there's no reason to feel overwhelmed. With Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener, you'll have all the information you need in clear, concise terms and with charts and garden plans you can copy or modify to suit your family's needs. Starting with the basics of organic gardening, such as how to prepare quality soil and the importance of cover crops and organic fertilizer, authors Allison and Tim Greer explain the principles of companion planting, how plants interact, and how you can use that information to your garden's benefit. There is an entire chapter devoted to each of the fifteen most popular vegetables, with charts, diagrams, and descriptions of each--a treasure for gardeners with busy lives who want an easy reference guide for planning their ideal kitchen garden. Full of gorgeous, full-color photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, this is a beautiful, useful guide for the home organic gardener.

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Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods
Michael S. Bisesi, "Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods" 
English | 2003 | pages: 312 | ISBN: 1566705959 | PDF | 4,9 mb
Professionals and students in the field of industrial hygiene need a concise guide that thoroughly covers the practical methods of evaluating health threats in the workplace.
Bisesi and Kohn's Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods, Second Edition introduces basic methods for evaluating work and some non-work environments in order to detect and measure physical, chemical and biological agents, as well as hazardous ergonomic factors. The book is divided into relatively short units that provide concise overviews and descriptions of basic concepts. Each unit is followed by practical technical exercises. These exercises foster the understanding of basic industrial hygiene principles and practices for collection, detection, identification, calculation, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data. Exercises can be conducted in a setting in which agents and other factors are detectable and measurable. Alternatively, the simulated evaluation exercises that are included can be conducted in a classroom or laboratory.
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Backpacker Magazine\'s Outdoor Survival: Skills to Survive and Stay Alive

Molly Absolon, "Backpacker Magazine's Outdoor Survival: Skills to Survive and Stay Alive" 
English | ISBN: 0762756527 | 2010 | 96 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Backpacker Magazine's Outdoor Survival informs readers about how to build a shelter; start a fire; find or prepare drinkable water; navigate when lost; find food, and other important skill to survive and stay alive. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.

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Electrochemical Biosensors

Serge Cosnier, "Electrochemical Biosensors" 
English | ISBN: 9814411469 | 2015 | 412 pages | PDF | 22 MB
Since four decades, rapid detection and monitoring in clinical and food diagnostics and in environmental and biodefense have paved the way for the elaboration of electrochemical biosensors. Thanks to their adaptability, ease of use in relatively complex samples, and their portability, electrochemical biosensors now are one of the mainstays of analytical chemistry. In particular, electrochemistry has played a pivotal role in the development of transduction methods for biological processes and biosensors. In parallel, the explosion of activity in nanoscience and nanotechnology and their huge success have profoundly affected biosensor technology, opening new avenues of research for electrode materials and transduction.

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High Resolution Imaging: Detectors and Applications

Swapan K. Saha, "High Resolution Imaging: Detectors and Applications" 
English | ISBN: 9814613274 | 2015 | 600 pages | PDF | 17 MB
Interferometric observations need snapshots of very high time resolution of the order of (i) frame integration of about 100 Hz or (ii) photon-recording rates of several megahertz (MHz). Detectors play a key role in astronomical observations, and since the explanation of the photoelectric effect by Albert Einstein, the technology has evolved rather fast. The present-day technology has made it possible to develop large-format complementary metal oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) and charge-coupled device (CCD) array mosaics, orthogonal transfer CCDs, electron-multiplication CCDs, electron-avalanche photodiode arrays, and quantum-well infrared (IR) photon detectors. The requirements to develop artifact-free photon shot noise-limited images are higher sensitivity and quantum efficiency, reduced noise that includes dark current, read-out and amplifier noise, smaller point-spread functions, and higher spectral bandwidth. This book aims to address such systems, technologies and design, evaluation and calibration, control electronics, scientific applications, and results.

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Interfacial Applications in Environmental Engineering

Mark A. Keane, "Interfacial Applications in Environmental Engineering" 
2002 | pages: 372 | ISBN: 0824708660 | PDF | 6 mb
Describing novel methods and catalytic strategies to conserve and maintain air, water, and soil quality, researchers from a range of disciplines discuss the role of interface science in environmental remediation. They detail approaches to separate, reuse, recover, and treat potentially valuable materials using techniques in ion exchange and adsorption; develop and design new catalysts to enhance production, energy, and cost efficiency; and evaluate and improve existing treatment strategies for recycling of plastics and wastes. The 17 studies were developed from presentations at the symposium Application of Interface Science to Environmental Pollution Control.

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Hydroponics for the Home Grower

Howard M. Resh, "Hydroponics for the Home Grower" 
English | ISBN: 1482239256 | 2015 | 352 pages | PDF | 41 MB

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