The cartoon narrator and his new friends make reading this book a voyage of discovery.This is an amazing fact-filled journey that proves to be much more compelling than the average reference book.Unbelievable facts are popular on radio, TV and in book format. The appeal is to parents as a wide-ranging, fact-filled reading programme for their children
The Real MCTS SQL Server 2008 Exam 70-432 Prep Kit:
Database Implementation and Maintenance
696 pages | PDF | 7 Mb
SQL Server 2008 is the latest update to Microsoft's flagship database management system. This is the largest update since SQL Server 2005. SQL Server 2008 is a much more significant update than SQL Server 2005, because it brings increased ability to deliver data across more platforms, and thus many different types of devices. New functionality also allows for easy storage and retrieval of digitized images and video. These attributes address the recent explosion in the popularity of web-based video and server and desktop virtualization.
The Real MCTS SQL Server 2008 Exam 70-432 Prep Kit prepares readers for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exam: SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance.
This is The 'Real' Microsoft Exam Prep Kit, and provides the reader with independent and unbiased exam tips and warnings everything they need to know to ensure certification success.
Authored by Mark Horninger, a nationally recognized leader in SQL Server with over 50 Microsoft certifications to his credit; Mark knows what it takes to successfully navigate Microsoft exams.
Complete study package offers Syngress proven pedagogy including practice exams via the book's companion site
Cost Accounting: Traditions and Innovations - Study Guide / 5th Edition
| 483 pages | PDF | 20,2 MB |
For the junior/senior level course, this text takes a practical, real-world approach to cost accounting. Actual company examples help explain concepts and theory, and the managerial emphasis shows how accounting information is used for decision making.
This exciting introduction arms readers with a practical set of tools and the confidence they need to use those tools effectively in making business decisions. It begins with a macro view of accounting information by presenting real financial statements. The authors clearly establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, operating, and
The book necessary for modern programmers. In detail programming the newest possibilities.NET 3.5 and language VB 2008, and also their sharing. The book in English as left literally one of these days and is not translated yet.
Lean Accounting: Best Practices for Sustainable Integration
| PDF | 352 pages | 2,5 mb |
Praise for Lean Accounting Best Practices for Sustainable Integration
Anyone involved in a lean transformation inevitably bumps up against the vagaries of the accounting systems that reward overproduction and waste and seem to punish true improvement.
We wonder what would happen if the accountants actually came to the production floor and witnessed firsthand the havoc created by their systems. This volume gathers together some of the best thinkers to take a critical look at traditional cost accounting and defines a path
forward to 'lean accounting.'"
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan
"Joe Stenzel has put together a timely compendium of writings from thought leaders in lean accounting. The viewpoints in this fine book are diverse and yet proclaim a consistent message: that conventional management accounting is broken--and here is how to fix it."
--Richard J. Schonberger
Schonberger & Associates
"If you are serious about understanding and implementing Lean Accounting in conjunction with your Lean Enterprise journey, this book will illuminate the specific techniques, but more importantly, will explain the cultural changes that are a prerequisite for success."
Master Oracle Database 11g fundamentals quickly and easily. Using self-paced tutorials, this book covers core database essentials, the role of the administrator, high availability, and large database features. Oracle Database 11g: A Beginner's Guide walks you, step by step, through database setup, administration, programming, backup, and recovery.
This unique one-of-a-kind book is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Ayurveda, and discusses the practical use of therapies such as diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, and herbal remedies. The book also includes detailed information on Ayurvedic pharmacology and pharmacy, clinical methods and examinations, and general treatment protocols. Plus, a helpful section provides a comprehensive materia medica of 50 Indian herbs that include botanical descriptions, traditional Ayurvedic knowledge, constituent data and the latest medical research, as well as clinical indications, formulations, and dosages.
* Helpful full-color insert containing photos of the 50 herbs covered, alongside a ruler for scale, allows the reader to quickly identify herbs correctly.
* Includes useful appendices, including information on dietary and lifestyle regimens, Ayurvedic formulations, Ayurvedic weights and measures, glossaries on Ayurvedic terms, and medical substances.
* Unique contributions include a discussion of pathology, clinical methods, diagnostic techniques, and treatment methods from an Ayurvedic perspective.
The Real Citrix CCA Exam Preparation Kit: Prepare for XenApp 5.0
672 pages | PDF | 5 Mb
The Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) credential is the first tier of Citrix certification. The CCA is most often sought out by IT professionals whose networks employ Citrix virtualization technology, and for those IT professionals who are seeking a broad base of general network expertise. The number of CCAs is estimated at between 65 and 70K, up from 45,000 in 2003.
Citrix recently released a new version of its most popular product, XenApp (formerly Presentation Server). This new version is fully compatible with Windows Server 2008. To retain their CCA credential, all current CCAs will need to upgrade to the new software. This will be particularly important to those companies enrolled in Citrix partner programs, as current certification is a requirement of the program. When packaged with practice exams, this prep kit will offer an affordable, effective solution for CCA certification and re-certification.
*Complete exam-prep package includes full coverage of new XenApp 5.0 objectives
*Authored by a Citrix expert with hundreds of implementations to his credit
*This preparation kit can also be used as a reference guide for administrators who need to integrate XenApp 5.0 with their networks
Easy and effective team work using MVC, agile development, source control, testing, bug tracking, and more
* Work more effectively as a team by breaking up complex PHP projects into manageable sub- parts
* Develop code that is much easier to maintain with source control, agile principles, and project tracking
* Apply techniques related to process models, collaboration among team members, and continuous long-term improvement
* A precise guide with examples to illustrate practical benefits In Detail
Given the nature of the business environment today, organizations that want to build value- added enterprise PHP applications need a team of PHP people rather than an individual. You've got a team! What next? Customizing such applications to meet with organizational objectives and maintaining these applications over time can be quite a tedious task for your team with so many people involved.
In this book, you will explore how you can break up complex PHP projects into simple sub- parts that multiple team members can work on. The book highlights the use of the MVC pattern for separating concerns in the application and agile principles to deliver code that works. You will learn to blend the simplicity and power of PHP with evolving software engineering principles and tools to easily develop code that is easy to maintain. With this book in hand, you know how to avoid getting muddled up while working in a team and achieve success on your project with effective team work.
What you will learn from this book?
* Reduce your development time by using MVC to break down complexity in PHP projects
* Effectively use PHP frameworks to achieve project success
* Master the concepts of effective collaboration, choosing the right process, and continuous long-term process improvement
* Apply agile methodologies and pick up the practices that best suit your project
* Catch and eliminate bugs early using source control and bug tracking tools
This book looks into PHP projects mainly from an enterprise view. The author's experience enables him to give you an overall picture of PHP projects and discuss factors that contribute to project success in a clear and precise manner. Each chapter focuses specifically on how the techniques covered will make team work easier. Examples (rather than abstract best practices) are used to illustrate the practical benefits.
Who this book is written for?
This book is for PHP developers who work in teams on complex PHP projects. With this book in hand, it is easy to discover the secrets of successful PHP projects that meet today's complex enterprise demands.
This book can also be useful for project managers who are looking to be successful with PHP projects. Those who are stakeholders in PHP projects, such as clients, or those who want to sponsor PHP projects, can also learn what to expect and how to deal with a PHP project team with this book.
Popular Photography - Famed for its comprehensive coverage of the latest equipment, inspiring images by leading photographers, in-depth how-to articles and authoritative test reports, Popular Photography and Imaging draws upon top professionals in the field to inform committed readers who are passionate about pictures.
Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Visual C#(TM) .NET and the .NET Framework
This certification exam measures the ability to develop and implement XML Web Services and server components using Visual C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework. This exam, released in September 2002, counts as a core credit toward the new MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer) certification as well as a core credit toward the new MCSD .NET track. Readers preparing for this exam find our Training Guide series to be the most successful self-study tool in the market. This book is their one-stop shop because of its teaching methodology,
the accompanying PrepLogic testing software, and superior Web site support at quepublishing.com.
Comprehensively covers opening and running a restaurant-revised and updated A successful restaurant is a dream business. It offers guests a fabulous experience, while the restaurateur gets an exciting workplace, creative license, and potentially nice profit margins. Of course, restaurant success does not arrive on a silver platter. It takes know- how, the right planning, and access to quality information. A one-stop guide to the business, The Restaurant: From Concept to Operation, Fifth Edition gives readers the knowledge they need to conceive, open, and run any type of restaurant, from fast-food franchise to upscale dining room.
The book progresses logically, from choosing a good concept to finding a market, developing business and marketing plans, and securing financial backing. Topics covered include
location selection, permits and legal issues, menu development, interior design, and employee hiring and training. Along the way, such all-important skills as turning first-time guests into regular patrons are also described.
Special features of this Fifth Edition include:
* Increased focus on the independent restaurateur, with greater emphasis on restaurant business plans
* A new chapter on food production and sanitation
* Greater emphasis on restaurant business plans, including new exercises
* New Profiles, which describe a recently opened restaurant, begin Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4
* New coverage of restaurant concepts and use of technology in restaurants
* Expanded sections on back-of-the-house and control contents; franchising; and leasing and insurance
This field-proven guide gives students, chefs, and entrepreneurs all of the skills and information they need to master every challenge and succeed in this highly competitive and rewarding industry.
Vista is the most radical revamping of Windows since 1995. However, along with all the fantastic improvements, there are a couple of things that likely drive you up the wall. Don’t worry, though—just join forces with author Steve Sinchak and you’ll end up feeling as though Microsoft designed Vista just for you! He shows you how to tweak logon screen settings, build custom Sidebar gadgets, personalize Aero Glass with themes and visual styles, turn your PC into an HDTV media center, fine-tune your firewall, and more.
(Pearson Education) Offers wisdom on the interface design process, questioning the purpose and usefulness of some commonly used methods. Offers exercises that promote creativity and the development of user-centered solutions. Designed to offer the reader a personal Web design workshop. Color screen shots and illustrations. Softcover.
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0071590439 | edition 2009
PDF | 286 pages | 7,29 mb
This hands-on guide prepares software developers to create next-generation Web and Windows applications using Microsoft Silverlight--the new technology that extends the .NET Framework to the client. The book covers Microsoft Silverlight 2.0, the .NET Framework 3.5, and prerequisite technologies. You will learn to use Silverlight to stream multimedia content
across the Web, create dynamic, data-driven Silverlight applications, and implement security.
The Seven Crystal Balls (French: Les 7 boules de cristal) is the thirteenth of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums, written and illustrated by Belgian writer and illustrator Hergé, featuring young reporter Tintin as a hero.
It was first published in the Le Soir newspaper from December 1943 to September 1944 but was postponed three-quarters of the way through when, following the liberation of Belgium at the end of World War II, Hergé and other members of the Le Soir were investigated for working for a collaborationist newspaper. The story was resumed in Prisoners of the Sun in the newly-launched Tintin magazine in 1946.
Digital Camera World is your guide to digital imaging and digital photography. Each issue is full of digital camera reviews, digital imaging tips and tricks, digital photography tutorials, digital imaging software and accessory reviews, and the opinions and advice of digital photography experts.
162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products, and Medical Mysteries
Publisher: FT Press | ISBN: 0137057385 | edition 2010
PDF | 224 pages | 1,3 mb
These are just a few of the fascinating science and health questions real people have asked top science writer and San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Sherry Seethaler. Curious Folks Ask brings together 162 of her best answers–all crystal-clear, accurate, quick, and a pleasure to read. Seethaler knows exactly how to cut through jargon, confusion, and myths. She’s passionate about sharing what scientists have learned and what they still don’t know. She explores everything from our bodies to our best inventions: what makes us healthy, what makes us human, and plenty more. Prepare to be surprised, intrigued, and amazed!
Prepare to Be Fascinated!
Why does the flu change every year?
What makes glue sticky?
What causes out-of-body experiences?
Are all brands of gas the same?
Will adult stem cells work as well as embryonic stem cells?
Is one “horsepower” really equal to the power of one horse?
Prisoners of the Sun (French: Le Temple du Soleil) is the fourteenth of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums written and illustrated by Belgian writer and illustrator Hergé, featuring young reporter Tintin as a hero. It is a continuation of The Seven Crystal Balls, and is one of very few Tintin books to directly carry on the story of the preceding title. The two books were adapted into a 1969 film, Tintin and the Temple of the Sun by Belvision. It has been also adapted into two episodes of the 1990s television series The Adventures of Tintin, a video game, and a musical stage production.
Wiley | 2009 | ISBN: 0470503866
352 pages | PDF | 108 Mb
A practical guide for visual learners who are eager to get started with Windows 7
Windows 7 is Microsoft's highly anticipated operating system used by millions of people around the world. If you're a visual learner and are new to Windows 7, then this book is an ideal introduction to the new features of this operating system. Seasoned author Paul McFedries walks you through the basics and beyond of Windows 7 in a straightforward manner.
You'll discover how to install and repair programs, maintain your system, set up password- protected accounts, load images from a digital camera, play music and other media files, secure Internet and e-mail accounts, and much more. More than 150 tasks are accompanied by full-color screen shots as they guide you to becoming a confident user of Windows 7.
- Experienced author Paul McFedries walks you through Microsoft's eagerly awaited new operating system: Windows 7
- Clear and succinct explanations, step-by-step instructions, and full-color screen shots take you through the newest features of Windows 7
- More than 150 Windows 7 tasks show you the basics and beyond, including installing and repairing programs, maintaining your system, loading images from a digital camera, and more This book is essential if you are a visual learner who is enthusiastic about diving in and exploring all that Windows 7 has to offer!
CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide gives you complete coverage of the Security+ exam objectives with clear and concise information on crucial security topics. Learn from practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience and review your newly
acquired knowledge with cutting-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards. Find authoritative coverage of key topics like general security
concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography and operational and organizational security. The Deluxe edition contains a bonus exam, special
Security Administrators’ Troubleshooting Guide appendix, and 100 pages of additional hands- on exercises.
From the Back Cover
Deluxe Edition of our top-selling CompTIA Security+ Study Guide Prepare for CompTIA's new Security+ exam (SY0-201) with this Deluxe Edition of Sybex's popular CompTIA Security+ Study Guide. In addition to comprehensive coverage of exam essentials, the Deluxe Edition includes over one hundred additional pages of hands-on exercises, four practice exams, a list of useful acronyms any security professional should be familiar with, and a valuable Security Administrator's Troubleshooting Guide. Start your Security+ preparation today with:
Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need for the exam
More than one hundred extra pages of practical, hands-on exercises to reinforce critical skills
A valuable Security Administrator's Troubleshooting Guide you can use in the field
Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles
Four complete practice exams as well as challenging review questions to prepare you for exam day
Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam
A handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objective Look inside for complete coverage of all exam objectives.See all Editorial Reviews
This is the book to reach for when you're coding on the fly and need an answer now. It's an easy-to-use reference to the core language, with descriptions of commonly used modules and toolkits, and a guide to recent changes, new features, and upgraded built-ins -- all updated to cover Python 3.x as well as version 2.6. You'll also quickly find exactly what you need with the handy index.
Written by Mark Lutz, who is widely recognized as today's leading Python trainer, Python Pocket Reference, Fourth Edition, is the perfect companion to O'Reilly's classic Python
tutorials, Learning Python and Programming Python.
Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life
Publisher: Mosby | ISBN: 0723434107 | edition 2006
PDF | 392 pages | 12,6 mb
This unique one-of-a-kind book is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Ayurveda, and discusses the practical use of therapies such as diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, and herbal remedies.
The book also includes detailed information on Ayurvedic pharmacology and pharmacy, clinical methods and examinations, and general treatment protocols. Plus, a helpful section provides a comprehensive materia medica of 50 Indian herbs that include botanical descriptions, traditional Ayurvedic knowledge, constituent data and the latest medical research, as well as clinical indications, formulations, and dosages.
Elle Magazine is the ultimate shopping and lifestyle guide for todays modern woman. Devoted to the sophisticated and well-traveled woman, Elle features the hottest new trends in fashion, style, and beauty. Elle also addresses controversial issues in contemporary society, and informs its readers on emerging talent across all areas of popular culture. Elle is indisputably one of the worlds leading fashion magazines for every and any woman.
PC WORLD is the best-selling monthly computer magazine in America with over 6.2 million readers devoted to personal computing and related technology. Our award-winning editors deliver the Top 100 PC and product rankings and reviews from our state-of-the-art Test
Center. Each issue is loaded with in-depth special reports and authoritative news stories, how-to's and tips, new PC trends, technologies, the Internet, and more. PC WORLD is an essential tool for any computer user.
Kerala Mathematics : History And Its Possible Transmission To Europe
by George Gheverghese Joseph
328 pages | PDF | 104 MB
In the history of mathematics the invention of calculus and the passage to infinity are seen as major benchmarks in the creation of modern or advanced mathematics. A principal focus of this volume is tracing the beginnings of modern mathematics to India notably Kerala and how these ideas and techniques may have been transmitted to Europe.
It such transmission proves to be significant it would help to deconstruct the prevailing Eurocentric account of the development of modern mathematics. To that end invitations were extended to a group of distinguished historians mathematicians educators linguists philosophers and others to make presentations at a two day workshop held in Trivandrum.
And this is reflected in the breadth and depth of the papers presented in this volume.
Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 24 Hours Complete Starte Kit provides the unbeatable combination of well-known author and prgrammer Scott Mitchell and Sams’ best-selling series. This book teaches non-programmers how to utilize the powerful built-in ASP.NET controls while using the free Web authoring toold created by Microsoft–Web Matrix. The barrier to entry for this book is very low. Readers need only have Windows 2000 (Professional) or Windows XP. All the other necessary tools are provided on the accompanying CD.
Land of Black Gold (French: Tintin au pays de l'or noir) is the fifteenth of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums, written and illustrated by Belgian writer and illustrator Hergé, featuring young reporter Tintin as a hero.
It was first published in Le Petit Vingtième from 1939 to 1940, but ended in mid-adventure. It was later redrawn, colourised and published in Tintin magazine and in book form from 1948 to 1950. Both these versions were set in the British Mandate of Palestine. In 1972 parts of the story were again redrawn in order to set it in the fictional state of Khemed.