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Invisible Emmie
Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer L. Holm, Invisible Emmie is a humorous and surprising debut graphic novel by Terri Libenson, creator of the internationally syndicated, Reuben Award-winning comic strip The Pajama Diaries. This is the story of two totally different girls—quiet, shy, artistic Emmiepopular, outgoing, athletic Katie—and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. . . .All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel.And don't miss Terri Libenson's next book, Positively Izzy!
Published by: Balzer + Bray | Publication date: 05/02/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything
A guided tour through the strange science of hormones and the age-old quest to control them.Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals from a basement filled with jarred nineteenth-century brains to a twenty-first-century hormone clinic in Los Angeles.Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research, and humorous details, Aroused introduces the leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as the charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Epstein exposes the humanity at the heart of hormone science with her rich cast of characters, including a 1920s doctor promoting vasectomies as a way to boost libido, a female medical student who discovered a pregnancy hormone in the 1940s, and a mother who collected pituitaries, a brain gland, from cadavers as a source of growth hormone to treat her son. Along the way, Epstein explores the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology.A fascinating look at the history and science of some of medicine’s most important discoveries, Aroused reveals the shocking history of hormones through the back rooms, basements, and labs where endocrinology began.
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company | Publication date: 06/26/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 330 pages

Real-Time Embedded Components And Systems: With Linux and RTOS
This book is intended to provide a senior undergraduate or graduate student in electrical engineering or computer science with a balance of fundamental theory, review of industry practice, and hands-on experience to prepare for a career in the real-time embedded system industries. It is also intended to provide the practicing engineer with the necessary background to apply real-time theory to the design of embedded components and systems. Typical industries include aerospace, medical diagnostic and therapeutic systems, telecommunications, automotive, robotics, industrial process control, media systems, computer gaming, and electronic entertainment, as well as multimedia applications for general-purpose computing. This updated edition adds three new chapters focused on key technology advancements in embedded systems and with wider coverage of real-time architectures. The overall focus remains the RTOS (Real-Time Operating System), but use of Linux for soft real-time, hybrid FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) architectures and advancements in multi-core system-on-chip (SoC), as well as software strategies for asymmetric and symmetric multiprocessing (AMP and SMP) relevant to real-time embedded systems, have been added. Companion files are provided with numerous project videos, resources, applications, and figures from the book. Instructors’ resources are available upon adoption. Features+Provides a comprehensive, up to date, and accessible presentation of embedded systems without sacrificing theoretical foundations+Features the RTOS (Real-Time Operating System), but use of Linux for soft real-time, hybrid FPGA architectures and advancements in multi-core system-on-chip is included+Discusses an overview of RTOS advancements, including AMP and SMP configurations, with a discussion of future directions for RTOS use in multi-core architectures, such as SoC+Detailed applications coverage including robotics, computer vision, and continuous media+Includes a disc (4GB) with videos, resources, projects, examples, and figures from the book[All files are available for downloading from the publisher with Amazon Order Number by writing to [email protected]]+Provides instructors’ resources, including lecture notes, Microsoft PP slides, etc.Brief Table of ContentsPart I: Real-Time Embedded Theory. 1. Introduction. 2. System Resources. 3. Processing. 4. Resources. 5. Memory. 6. Multiresource Services. 7. Soft Real-Time Services. Part II: Designing Real-Time Embedded Components. 8. Embedded System Components. 9. Traditional Hard Real-Time Operating Systems. 10. Open Source Real-Time Operating Systems. 11. Integrating Embedded Linux into Real-Time Systems. 12. Debugging Components. 13. Performance Tuning. 14. High Availability and Reliability Design. Part III: Putting it All Together. 15. System Life Cycle. 16. Continuous Media Applications. 17. Robotic Applications. 18. Computer Vision Applications. Appendix A. Terminology Glossary. Appendix B. About the DVD. Appendix C. Wind River Systems University Program for Workbench/VxWorks. Appendix D. Real-Time and Embedded Linux Distributions and Resources. Bibliography. Index.On the DVD! [All files are available for downloading from the publisher with Amazon Order Number by writing to [email protected]]+The companion disc contains 4GB of additional resources including:+Videos (projects, tutorials)+All images from the text (including 4-color originals)+Documentation, project code, a Visio design example, articles related to real-time embedded systems, Linux, and more!About the AuthorsSam Siewert is an assistant professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an assistant professor adjunct at University Colorado-Boulder. He is the author of Real-Time Embedded Components and Systems (Cengage Learning). John Pratt is an adjunct computer engineering instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Senior Staff Engineer/Manager at Qualcomm Inc.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 01/03/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages

Python Basics: A Self-Teaching Introduction
This book is designed for use as a primary introduction to Python and can be used as an introductory text or as a resource for professionals in industry. The book has been divided into four sections. The first section deals with the language fundamentals, primarily the procedural part of the language, the second introduces the object-oriented paradigms, the third section deals with data structures, and the last is devoted to advanced topics like handling multi-dimensional arrays using NumPy and visualization using Matplotlib. Regular expressions and multi-threading have been introduced in the appendices.Features+ Includes sections dedicated to data structures + Offers in-depth treatment of topics such as classes, inheritance, BST, and NumPy+ Introduces topics like Matplotlib and PIL+ Contains exercises for practice and a review of essential programming conceptsBrief Table of Contents1: Introduction to Python. 2: Python Objects. 3: Conditional Statements. 4: Looping. 5: Functions. 6: Iterations, Generators, and Comprehensions. 7: File Handling. 8: Strings. 9: Introduction to Object Oriented Paradigm. 10: Classes and Objects. 11: Inheritance. 12: Operator Overloading. 13: Exception Handling. 14: Introduction to Data Structures. 15: Stacks and Queues. 16: Linked Lists. 17: Binary Search Trees. 18: Introduction to NumPy. 19: Introduction to Matplotlib. 20: Introduction to Image Processing. Appendices. A: Multithreading in Python. Appendix B: Regular Expressions. Appendix C: Exercises for Practice: Programming Questions. Appendix D: Problems for Practice: Multiple Choice Questions. Appendix E: Answer to the Multiple Choice Questions. Bibliography. Index..About the AuthorH. Bhasin is a professional programmer, researcher, and the author of several books including: Programming in C#, Algorithm Analysis and Design, and Theory of Computation.
Author: H. Bhasin
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 12/05/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 704 pages

Updated for Access 2016 and based on the bestselling editions from previous versions, Microsoft Access 2016 Programming by Example with VBA, XML and ASP is a practical how-to book on Access programming, suitable for readers already proficient with the Access user interface (UI). If you are looking to automate Access routine tasks, this book will progressively introduce you to programming concepts via numerous illustrated hands-on exercises. More advanced topics are demonstrated via custom projects. Includes a comprehensive disc with source code, supplemental files, and color screen captures (Also available from the publisher for download with Amazon order number by writing to [email protected]). With concise and straightforward explanations, you learn how to write and test your programming code with the built-in Visual Basic Editor; understand and use common VBA programming structures such as conditions, loops, arrays, and collections; code a "message box"; reprogram characteristics of a database; and use various techniques to query and manipulate your Access .mdb and .accdb databases. The book shows you how you can build database solutions with Data Access Objects (DAO) and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO); define database objects and manage database security with SQL; enhance and alter the way users interact with database applications with Ribbon customizations and event programming in forms and reports. You also learn how to program Microsoft Access databases for Internet access with Active Server Pages (Classic ASP), HTML, and XML. FEATURES+ Contains over thirty chapters loaded with illustrated "Hands-On" exercises and projects that guide you through the VBA programming language. Each example tells you exactly where to enter code and how to test it and then run it.+Includes a comprehensive disc with source code, supplemental files, and color screen captures (Also available from the publisher for download with Amazon order number by writing to [email protected]).+Explains how to store data for further manipulation in variables, arrays, and collections while teaching you to write both simple and complex VBA programming routines and functions.+Teaches you how to programmatically create and access database tables and fields.+Shows you how to insert, update, and delete data via programming code using various data access techniques.+ Gets you proficient creating and running simple and parameterized queries against your Access databases.+Gets you comfortable using external data sources with Access (Excel, Word, flat files, XML, and SQL Server).+Teaches you how to take control of your forms and reports by writing programming code known as event procedures.+Shows you how to use various types of macros and templates.+Takes your programming skills to the Web by introducing you to dynamic XML and Classic ASP pages.ON THE DISC ! (Also available from the publisher for download with Amazon order number by writing to [email protected]).+All source code and supplemental files for the Hands-On exercises and custom projects+All images from the text (including 4-color screenshots)ABOUT THE AUTHORSince 1993, Julitta Korol (Long Island, NY) has published over two dozen computer books on using and programming Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. In recent years she has been supporting and developing database processes and Web applications for a major New York City municipal agency. Ms. Korol has completed professional certifications by Microsoft Corporation and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 07/07/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 704 pages

Operating Systems: An Introduction
Designed as a “teach-yourself” text, the book provides a step-by-step approach to clarify all of the keyconcepts, architectures, and components of operating systems. The book covers all of the topics from the basics to the latest mobile devices, and features key operating systems e.g., Android, iOS, Linux, and Windows 10. This book would be very useful not only as an introductory text for undergraduate students of computer science, but also for those professionals who need to review modern operating systems. FEATURES•Includes a chapter on the latest mobile operating systems, e.g., Android, iOS, and Windows•Covers basic concepts such as architecture, CPU scheduling, memory management, file systems, I/O, and more•Features a separate chapter on Windows 10 including shortcut keys, system tabs for settings, and security•Additional chapter on the Linux operating system with detailed explanation of its architecture, components, main features, and also Red Hat Linux•Designed as a teach-yourself text with integrated “self-quizzes” and end of chapter exercises to reinforce conceptsBRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS1. Operating Systems: Overview. 2. Operating System Architecture. 3. Process Overview. 4. Threads . 5. CPU Scheduling. 6. Process Synchronization. 7. Deadlocks. 8. Main Memory Management. 9. Virtual Memory. 10. File Systems. 11. I/O Systems. 12. Disk Management. 13. Characterization of a Distributed System. 14. Linux. 15. Mobile Operating Systems. 16. Windows 10. Index.ABOUT THE AUTHORSR. Garg is currently an associate professor and computer science coordinator at the Global Institute of Information Technology. G. Verma has published many papers in national / international journals.
Author: R. Garg, G. Verma
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 02/22/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

Linear Algebra
The aim of this book is two-fold: to introduce the fundamental concepts of linear algebra and to apply the theorems in computation-oriented applications. The book is suitable for a one semester course in linear algebra that can be used in a variety of contexts. The presentation of the material combines definitions and proofs with an emphasis on computational applications, providing examples that illustrate the use of software packages such as Mathematica, Maple, and Sage.Features+Introduces the fundamental concepts of linear algebra and applies the theorems in computation-oriented applications+Provides examples that illustrate the use of software packages such as Mathematica, Maple, and SageBrief Table of Contents1: Vector Spaces. 2: Linear Transformations. 3: Linear Operators. 4: Orthogonal Bases. 5: Matrix Decomposition. Index.About the AuthorsL. Shen, PhD, H. Wang, PhD, and J. Wojdylo, PhD are university professors who have numerous years of teaching experience.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 01/15/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 236 pages

What's Your Moonshot?: Future-proof yourself and your business in the age of exponential disruption
In What’s Your Moonshot? trend and innovation strategist John Sanei explains how to ask the bigger, bolder, more courageous questions that will help you thrive – rather than merely survive – in our exponentially changing times.With a future-focused victor mindset, Sanei decodes the mega-trends that are reshaping human behaviour and the way we do business – not to mention, the way we live our lives. He then explains how to innovate your business with the ultimate aimof becoming the new type of billionaire: someone who positively affects billions of people.As the foundations of modern economies – transportation, communication and energy – start becoming free or virtually free, massive transformative ideas can now be driven by individual ambition and determination. No longer the sole domain of nations and global organisations, these pioneering, game-changing missions – or Moonshots – are defined by thinking big to drive change and shape the future. So the real question is:WHAT’S YOUR MOONSHOT?
Author: John Sanei
Published by: Mercury | Publication date: 04/16/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages

Cloud Computing Basics
This book is designed for use as a primary textbook for a course in cloud computing or as a resource for professionals in industry seeking to explore cloud services. The book highlights the recent developments in distributed computing and details the architecture, virtualization concepts, and security concerns of cloud computing. It also provides a detailed understanding of the benefits of cloud computing that can encourage enterprises to switch to the cloud.Features+Provides a basic understanding of the computing paradigm of cloud computing+Gives a brief introduction to cloud computing, its architecture, and the Hadoop Distributed File System+Deals with cloud management concepts like scalable, fault tolerance, resiliency, provisioning, asset management, cloud governance, high availability, disaster recovery, and multi-tenancy+Includes case studies on MS Azure, the Google App engine, Amazon Web Services, Aneka, etc. Brief Table of Contents1. Overview of the Computing Paradigm. 2. Roadmap for Cloud Computing. 3. Cloud Virtualization Technology. 4. Cloud Computing Architecture. 5. Cloud Management. 6. Cloud Security. 7. Case Studies. Index.
Author: T.B. Rehman
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 12/04/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 277 pages

Photoshop Elements 2018: From Novice to Expert
Designed for all photographers from enthusiasts to professionals, this book provides readers with easy to follow, building-block style learning of Photoshop Elements 2018 through hands on projects working in both its Organizer and Photo Editor work spaces. Companion files with practice projects and all of the color figures from the text are included (also available by writing to the publisher at [email protected]). Divided into two parts, using the files supplied or your own, Part One will teach you to easily import, sort and find your photographs working in the Elements Organizer. When working with the Elements Photo Editor in Part Two, topics include understanding resolution, using Camera Raw, multiple techniques for color and image correction, precision selection, using layers, accurate color printing, removing unwanted content, correcting red eye and closed eyes, creating a panorama and much more, plus numerous tricks of the trade and ways to share your precious photographs in print and online. Through projects using each of its modes: Quick, Guided, and Expert, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the Photo Editor, allowing you later to choose the mode best suited to your working style and project requirements. (400 printed book pages)Key Features:+Divided into two parts each exclusively dedicated to one of the Photoshop Elements 2018 workspaces, this book offers readers the opportunity to focus their learning on one workspace or both depending on their needs and interests+Companion files with practice projects and all of the color figures from the text (also available by writing to the publisher at [email protected])+Project photographs are supplied for each chapter to guide readers through the learning process+Additional supplementary projects and images are provided with each chapter to further reinforce learning+Helpful tips and notes are included in each chapter to maximize and streamline learning and efficiencyTable of Contents:Part One: Working in the Elements Organizer. 1: Bringing in Your Photographs. 2: Easy Ways to Sort, Search, and Find Your Photographs. Part Two: Working in the Elements Photo Editor. 3: Basics for All Editing Modes. 4: Basics of the Expert Mode. 5: Getting the Color Right. 6: Transformations and Adding Content. 7: Making Good Photographs Great by Removing Unwanted Content. 8: Using the Photo Editor for Photograph Restoration. 9: Tricks of the Trade. 10: Adding Special Effects to Your Photographs. 11: Creating Projects and Sharing Photographs. 12: Applying Your Expertise.On the Companion Files:( Available for downloading with Amazon proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at: [email protected])+Photographs to complete all projects covered in the text+Extra practice project files for each chapter+Copies of all figures used in the textAbout the AuthorVickie Ellen Wolper has been an Adobe software trainer for over three decades. Currently a higher education instructor and a Photoshop master featured in Yankee Magazine and on the television series Chronicle, she has built a reputation for teaching complex computer graphic programs. In this book she tailors her Photoshop experience to Photoshop Elements 2018 to provide you with comprehensive training from novice to expert.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 09/18/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 744 pages
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