Category: Nonfiction

  • The Battle of Hastings: The Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

    By Harriet Harvey Wood

    1066 is still the main well-known date in English heritage. Harriet Harvey Wood’s unique and interesting ebook tells a narrative that few folks recognize. She indicates that, instead of bringing tradition and enlightenment to England, the Normans’ competitive and unlawful invasion destroyed a fashioned and hugely constructed civilization, a long way sooner than different eu societies within the sophistication of its political associations, paintings and literature. Harvey wooden explores the heritage and lead-up to the invasion and the factors of the top avid gamers, the nation of struggle in England and Normandy in 1066, and the conflict itself. Judged earlier than the development, King Harold should have received the conflict of Hastings easily and to have loved a relaxed and enlightened reign. That he didn't was once mostly a question of sheer undesirable good fortune. This gripping and exciting booklet exhibits how he got here to be defeated, and what England misplaced because of his defeat and death.
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  • Practical Code Generation in .NET: Covering Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010 (Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology Series)

    By Peter Vogel

    “Once this ability is inside your daily convenience quarter, it is going to provide your productiveness a lift and raise your price in your crew. i beg you so as to add the thoughts defined during this ebook for your toolset and to exploit them to boost your individual workbench of generative instruments. In doing so, I’m convinced you’ll enhance your functions, and what’s extra, celebrate doing so.”

    –From the Foreword by means of Gareth Jones, Developer Architect, visible Studio®, Microsoft


    Enlist visible Studio’s integrated Code iteration instruments to put in writing greater software program speedier


    Automatic code new release can dramatically elevate your productiveness, increase code caliber and maintainability, advertise reuse, and assist you expand top practices all through your improvement association. .NET and visible Studio include many strong, code-generation tools--and this e-book exhibits you ways to be triumphant with them all. With Practical Code new release in .NET , spend much less time writing monotonous, repetitive code--leaving extra time to deal with problem areas!


    Microsoft MVP Peter Vogel covers code iteration with visible Studio 2010, 2008, and 2005, in addition to all fresh models of .NET, together with .NET 4.0. You’ll study while enlisting code new release is sensible and the way to layout ideas that construct at the talents and assets you have already got.


    Writing for knowledgeable programmers, Vogel indicates find out how to generate trustworthy code utilizing procedural code, visible Studio add-ins, XML, configuration documents, and more--including Microsoft’s leading edge CodeDOM expertise for producing code in a number of languages. He brings every little thing jointly in 3 entire, chapter-length case studies.


    Coverage comprises

    •  knowing the constitution of .NET code-generation suggestions and most sensible practices for architecting them

    •  developing visible Studio add-ins that speedy combine code new release into daily activities

    •  utilizing gadgets and strategies so as to add or eliminate venture components

    •  utilizing textual content insertion to generate code utilizing any tool--even general string dealing with functions

    •  operating with the categorical good points of C#, visible uncomplicated .NET, and ASP.NET

    •  producing extra concise code with .NET’s new textual content Template Transformation Toolkit (T4)

    •  construction code-generation options with visible Studio templates, attributes, and customized tools

    •  dispensing code-generation solutions

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  • Saucer Movies

    By Paul Meehan

    Saucer Movies is the 1st ebook to envision the connection among cinema and the alien craft phenomenon. in the past, motion pictures with extraterrestrial issues were handled as a subset of the science-fiction movie. they've got by no means ahead of been tested in mild of alien ship literature and mythology. Saucer Movies takes a brand new viewpoint on technological know-how- fiction motion pictures by means of setting apart out works that care for the beauty and terror of first touch with alien intelligence.

    More than three hundred movies are analyzed when it comes to their aesthetic advantage (direction, appearing, screenplay, etc.) and their UFOlogical importance, that's, similarities with real sightings, thematics, anticipation of flying saucers occasions, and so on. the flicks are mentioned chronologically and are provided parallel to sentiments approximately UFOs, from the past due nineteenth century to the current day, from The Astronomer's Dream in 1898 to Contact in 1997.

    Meehan considers the representations of governmental associations and participants in video clips equivalent to Close Encounters and Roswell, whereas additionally contemplating the importance of the talk relating alien craft touch, governmental conspiracies, and flying saucers indoctrination. The paintings of famous administrators gets targeted realization, and mega-hits proportion the highlight with many lesser-known, but hugely major, alien craft movies. Illustrations and an entire filmography whole this paintings.
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  • Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

    By Ranjit Kumar

    Lecturers - request an e-inspection reproduction of this text  or touch your local SAGE consultant to speak about your direction needs.

    learn method: A step-by-step consultant for newcomers has been written in particular for people with no prior event of study or examine method. Written in a logical and obtainable variety and delivering beneficial ideas and examples, it breaks the method of designing and doing a study venture into 8 plausible operational steps. The publication publications you thru your undertaking from starting to finish by way of delivering sensible recommendation on:

    • formulating a examine query
    • ethical concerns
    • carrying out a literature assessment
    • choosing a study layout
    • selecting a pattern
    • collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative facts
    • writing a learn document.

    The publication is vital interpreting for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars within the social sciences embarking on quantitative or qualitative study projects.

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  • Tai Chi--The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength

    By Arthur Rosenfeld

    The host of PBS’s Longevity Tai Chi and prime Western Tai Chi grasp Arthur Rosenfeld bargains a groundbreaking advisor to the myriad psychological and actual merits of this old martial paintings, together with easing power soreness and disorder, facing pressure, and resolving conflicts extra simply. Are you seeking to strengthen your brain in addition to your physique? glance no extra than tai chi.
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  • Deadly Cultures: Biological Weapons since 1945

    The hazard of organic guns hasn't ever attracted as a lot public consciousness as some time past 5 years. present matters principally relate to the specter of guns acquisition and use by means of rogue states or by means of terrorists. however the possibility has deeper roots--it has been obvious for 50 years that organic brokers will be used to reason mass casualties and large-scale fiscal harm. but there was little ancient research of such guns over the last half-century.

    Deadly Cultures units out to fill this hole via examining the ancient advancements considering 1945 and addressing 3 important concerns: Why have states endured or started courses for buying organic guns? Why have states terminated organic guns courses? How have states validated that they've really terminated their organic guns courses?

    We now dwell in an international within which the elemental wisdom had to strengthen organic guns is extra largely to be had than ever earlier than. Deadly Cultures offers the teachings from historical past that we urgently desire that allows you to increase the long-standing prohibition of organic weapons.

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  • Lights On!: The Science of Power Generation

    By Mark Denny

    Power new release is a comparatively contemporary situation simply because people had no need for sustained strength till the sunrise of the economic Revolution. this present day, glossy civilization is totally depending on the creation and distribution of energy. with no it, our lifestyle will be extinguished.

    In Lights On!, Mark Denny unearths the mysterious international of energy new release. he's taking us on a enjoyable travel, studying the character of power, tracing the historical past of energy iteration, explaining the tactics from construction via transmission to take advantage of, and addressing questions which are at present within the headlines, such as:• Is typical gasoline the easiest substitute strength resource within the close to time period? • may solar energy be the reply to all our difficulties? • Why is nuclear energy this kind of difficult promote, and are the troubles valid?

    Devoting person chapters to every of the types of energy in use today―electrical, coal, oil and traditional fuel, hydro, nuclear, and solar―Denny explains the professionals and cons of every, their availability all over the world, and that are in dwindling offer. Making transparent that his method is that of "a scientist and engineer, now not a political candidate or businessman," Denny addresses environmental matters via delivering details to aid readers comprehend the technological know-how and engineering of strength new release to allow them to speak about modern power concerns from an educated viewpoint. should you desire to delve deeper into the technological know-how, a technical appendix offers estimations for quite a few strength generators.

    Anyone who's drawn to how strength works and the way it truly is remodeled to energy our lives gets a cost out of Lights On!

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  • Practical Cryptography: Algorithms and Implementations Using C++

    Cryptography, the technological know-how of encoding and interpreting info, permits humans to do on-line banking, on-line buying and selling, and make on-line purchases, with out caring that their own info is being compromised. The dramatic bring up of knowledge transmitted electronically has resulted in an elevated reliance on cryptography. This publication discusses the theories and ideas in the back of glossy cryptography and demonstrates the right way to improve and enforce cryptographic algorithms utilizing C++ programming language.

    Written for programmers and engineers, Practical Cryptography explains how one can use cryptography to keep up the privateness of machine info. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, supplies useful recommendation on tips on how to enforce them into cryptographic software program, and indicates how they are often used to unravel protection difficulties.

    Covering the most recent advancements in sensible cryptographic ideas, this ebook exhibits you ways to construct safety into your desktop purposes, networks, and garage. compatible for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in cryptography, community safety, and different security-related classes, this booklet also will aid an individual fascinated about computing device and community protection who desires to study the nuts and bolts of sensible cryptography.

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