Jul 24, 2009

1001 Ways to Stay Young Naturally

Don't let age compromise beauty! Get youthful-looking skin, glossy hair, better posture, more energy, and a healthier heart with these bite-sized tips guaranteed to restore a youthful glow the natural way-all without surgery, drugs or expensive products.


Sams Teach Yourself Ajax, JavaScript, and PHP All in One

In just a short time, you can learn how to use Ajax, JavaScript, and PHP to create interactive interfaces to your web applications by combining these powerful technologies.
No previous Ajax programming experience is required.
Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson in this book builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Ajax programming with JavaScript, PHP, and related technologies from the ground up.

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Photography The Art of Composition

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, photographic composition has been taught mostly by applying the principles from the field of graphic design. But the factor that distinguishes the work of master photographers is their ability to see and describe scenes visually. In his newly published book, Photography The Art of Composition, Bert Krages introduces a radically different approach that applies modern cognitive science to show photographers how they can develop their perceptual skills. The book follows contemporary educational methods used to teach fine arts such as drawing and painting, concentrating on teaching the perception of critical visual elements and understanding how they will be rendered photographically. "In many respects, this book can do for photography what Betty Edwards’ best-selling Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain did for drawing. Many people believe that seeing is a mysterious gift, the so-called ‘artist's eye.’" says Krages. The core of the book is a group of sixty exercise that readers perform to learn how to perceive points, lines, and shapes in static and dynamic settings. These exercises are structured enough to push photographers to develop their cognitive abilities while at the same time flexible enough to allow for individual creative expression. They also show the importance of knowing about the subject and provide some history about the specific genres at the heart of each exercise.

Photographers can now perfect their ability to perceive and record scenes with this fresh approach to composition. Unlike other composition resources, which are based on graphic design principles, Photography: The Art of Composition uses cognitive science to help photographers develop greater artistic proficiency. Illustrated by more than 250 photographs, this book offers a series of exercises sure to help photographers see and perceive their environment differently. Chapters and exercises cover:
Developing your intuitive sense of composition to create better photos - Understanding how the human brain perceives images - Developing your visual acuity by studying art and photography - Learning how to shoot in a wide variety of genres including street documentary, photojournalism, nature, landscape, sports, and still-life photography - Thinking and working like an artist -Choosing the right camera equipment

This informative guide will help photographers develop their cognitive skills and take compelling photos.


Absolute Beginers Guide To Digital Photography

Absolute Beginers Guide To Digital Photography | Joseph Ciaglia | May2004 | ISBN:0789731207 | PDF | 381pages | 12.4 MB

You have a digital camera, now what? Thanks to memory sticks, docking stations, computers, image editing software, and printers, using your new digital camera can be frustrating and intimidating. With Absolute Beginner's Guide to Digital Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know to take great digital pictures and share them with friends or family.

Author Joseph Ciaglia, a teacher and award-winning landscape photographer, first gives you a quick start guide to using a digital camera so you can read a few step-by-step pages and then go from picture to print in moments. He then uses everyday, easy-to-understand language to explain exposure, focus, lighting, file formats, file storage and organization, how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements and iPhoto to edit and improve images, printers, specialty photo papers, and how to get your photos on the Web and in email messages. After reading this book, even the most digitally challenged shutterbug will be able to produce high-quality digital photographs!


Maximize Your Metabolism

Maximize Your Metabolism | Christopher Guerriero |
How many times have you heard people blame their genes for their sluggish metabolism, their job for their sedentary lifestyle, or our culture for their addiction to fast food? The blame-game is an easy trap to fall into; however, it fails to seperate the symptoms of an unhealthy lifestyle from the root of the problem. Diet books will instruct you to eat less, give you different variations of food to eat, or tell you what exercises you should be doing, but most of us have had the expeirence of committing to a health program without success. Or with a bit of success that is far too temporary. Now for the first time ever, Christopher Guerriero takes readers to the real starting point of their health and weight issues by unveiling the reasons who you don't have the body you want the simple steps you can take to maximize your metabolism in order to stay permanently lean and fat free. From how to speed up your metabolism in a matter of days to the hidden cause of dieting failure, Christopher solves the riddle of weight loss once and for all.

About the Author
Christopher Guerriero’s techniques have enabled thousands to master their metabolism, their health and their weight over the past 15 years. Now he’s written the best techniques down for you to get the same great results


Jul 23, 2009

Microsoft Step By Step Office Excel 2003

This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly builds your skills with Microsoft Office Excel 2003—one step at a time! With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and practice exercises to learn exactly the tools and techniques you need. Master the tools for organizing, processing and presenting data; make data come alive with Microsoft PivotTable® and PivotChart® dynamic views; use data analysis tools for better decision making; tap external data sources; add hyperlinks; create macros; and help keep data secure as you share—and collaborate on—Excel documents over the Web. The book also helps you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam and makes a great on-the-job desk reference.
About the Author
Curtis Frye is the author of Microsoft Excel Version 2002 Step by Step, Microsoft Excel Version 2002 Plain & Simple, several books on Microsoft Access, and Faster Smarter Home Networking. He has also written three online courses for DigitalThink (Excel 2000: Data Formatting and Customization, Excel 2000: Data Analysis and Dissemination, and Advanced Database Design) and ActiveEducation's Introduction to ASP. Before beginning his writing career in 1995, Curt spent four years with The MITRE Corporation as a defense trade analyst and one year as Director of Sales and Marketing for Digital Gateway Systems, an Internet Service Provider. When not writing Curt is a professional improvisational comedian with ComedySportz.


The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS Ajax PHP

The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS Ajax PHP | Published: 22nd July 2007 | ISBN-10: 1-59059-859-8 | ISBN-13: 978-1-59059-859-7 | 784 Pages | By David Powers

With over 3 million users worldwide, Adobe's Dreamweaver is the most popular web development software in the world, and it just took another step forward with CS3, the new version released in 2007. Having come a long way from its humble beginnings as a simple web design tool, CS3 allows you to rapidly put together standards compliant web sites and dynamic web sites with server-side languages and Ajax, and much more.
To complement this great new application, David Powers has written the ultimate guide to it-The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 teaches you everything you need to know about the application, from setting up your development environment environment to publishing your sites and applications on the web, and everything in between.

* Takes you through your development environment set up
* Covers everything you need to create both standards compliant web sutes, and dynamic web applications
* Teaches several real world techniques using a series of step by step tutorials

What you'll learn

* How to set up your ideal development environment, using Mac OSX/Windows, Apache (and IIS on Windows,) Apache, MySQL, and phpMyAdmin
* Creating standards compliant web sites using CS3's XHTML and CSS features
* Creating dynamic web applications using CS3's PHP and Spry Ajax server behaviors
* Building several real world web site functions, such as form validation, random quote generator, search function, user management/login pages, dynamic Ajax gallery, and much more.
* Creating an interface design in Fireworks CS3 and importing it into Dreamweaver CS3.
* How use Dreamweaver CS3's XML functionality, to consume RSS feeds, and create Spry data sets
* Using includes, templates and master detail pages.
* How to publish your site after you've created it


Jul 21, 2009

Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot

Mark Fitzgerald, "Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot"
Wiley | 2009-02-09 | ISBN: 0470389869 | 368 pages | PDF | 15 MB

If you’re a photographer on the go and want the ability to edit your photos wherever the shoot takes you, then this book is for you. Whether you’re on location, in a coffee shop, on vacation, or on a business trip, you’ll find everything you need in this 6" x 9" guide that fits easily into your camera bag or laptop case.

But, don’t be fooled by the book’s size. Within it are over 300 full-color pages walks you through the workflow, editing, and organizing tasks found in this after-capture software programs— Photoshop CS4. Additionally, numerous practice files are available online, so you can download them from wherever you happen to be.

Topics include:

# Getting organized in Adobe Bridge
# Working with raw files
# Understanding Photoshop CS4’s updated, more intuitive user interface
# Using different techniques for tonal and color adjustments
# Creating black & whites, and sepia tones
# Working with selection and retouching tools
# Using the new Masking and Adjustments panels to add creative effects
# Demystifying resolution and sizing
# Creating elegant panoramas from multiple photos
# Printing at home or at the lab
# Building slideshows and uploading Web galleries easily using the new Adobe Output Module

This easy-to-read book breaks this powerful program down into bite-sized pieces so you can quickly develop a consistent workflow that gives you quality results with every photo. It’s exactly what every photographer needs After the Shoot.


How to Do Everything Adobe Photoshop CS4

How to Do Everything Adobe Photoshop CS4

McGraw-Hill Osborne Media ISBN: 0071605223 | 2009-04-21 | 288 Pages | PDF
Maximize the power of the industry-standard tool for graphics professionals

With this full-color guide, you will discover how to bring your creative concepts to completion using the latest version of the number-one graphic design software. You will learn how to use brushes, shapes, and special effects; master layers and filters; color-correct images; manage workflow; and much more.

Written by an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor, this hands-on tutorial features real-world examples that reveal how cutting-edge design techniques are created. The book also introduces the Extended version for 3D and video users.


Automating Linux and Unix System Administration

Author: Kirk Bauer and Nathan Campi
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Apress; 2 edition (December 15, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1430210591
ISBN-13: 978-1430210597
Format: pdf
Whether you need a network of ten Linux PCs and a server or a datacenter with a few thousand Unix nodes, you need to know how to automate much of the installation, configuration, and standard system administration.
Build your network once using cfengine, and the network build will work, without user intervention, on any hardware you prefer. Automating Linux and Unix System Administration, Second Edition is unique in its focus on how to make the system administrator’s job easier and more efficient: instead of just managing the system administrator’s time, the book explains the technology to automate repetitive tasks and the methodology to automate successfully.
Both new and seasoned professionals will profit from industry–leading insights into the automation process.
System administrators will attain a thorough grasp of cfengine, kickstart, and shell scripting for automation.
After reading all chapters and following all exercises in this book, the reader will be able to set up anything from a Linux datacenter to a small office network.

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Lucas Information Technology for Management -7th edition McGraw Hill

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition weaves theory and practice together, presenting a comprehensive, integrated view of the many concepts, skills, tools, and techniques involved in information technology project management. With the strong pedagogical features and straightforward approach that made previous editions popular, this revised edition continues to address the critical skills needed for success in the ever-expanding field of project management, which has grown in its impact on an increasing number of professions, most notably information technology. The fifth edition has been updated to include a detailed guide to using Microsoft Project 2007, as well as extensive tips and practice questions to prepare readers for the latest Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Written to the PMBOKA(r) Guide 2004 set of standards, this resource will prove valuable to anyone entering the corporate world, as leaders in the industry place an increasingly high value on effective project managers and project teams.
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C For Dummies

This book continues the easygoing, simple introduction to the C language that began with the original two-volume set. It's designed for those wanting to get into the C language who need a slow-paced, easy and fun book.

Please note that this book does not cover all of the C language. It's not intended to. It is an introduction only.
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Computer Networks - Andrew S. Tanenbaum

-- Computer Networks is the absolute "bible" in networking fundamentals-- New Chapter on security, including coverage of IPSec, web security, and VPN security-- New coverage of wireless communications including Bluetooth, 802.11b/wireless LANs and 3G cellular systems.This is a major and highly anticipated revision of the "bible of computer networking" from a best-selling author and leading computer authority, researcher and educator. Tanenbaum explains how networks work from the inside out on traditional WANs, the Internet, and wireless networks - unbelievable coverage in one book! He starts with an explanation of computer hardware and transmission systems and works his way up to network applications including e-mail, the domain name system, the world wide web - both client and serverside. Each chapter follows a consistent approach whereby principles are presented and illustrated using real world example networks running through the entire book: the Internet and wireless networks including Wireless Lans and Bluetooth. The Fourth edition also has

extensive coverage of multimedia networking including, Voice over IP, streaming media, video on demand, and video conferencing. A brand new chapter on Security and exclusive explanations of QoS and network performance round out the additional offerings.

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Five On A Treasure Island By Enid Blyton

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Five On A Treasure Island | PDF | Pages 65 | 5 Mb
The very first Famous Five adventure, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, not forgetting tomboy George and her beloved dog, Timmy! There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will follow the clues and get to the treasure first?


Jul 14, 2009

The Secrets of Street Self Defense

If there is one common factor in the history of race and every civilization, then I guess it must be violence. The crazy thing is that the more civilized we get, the more violent our socities seems to be.So learn to hold your own against any street attack no matter how vicious it is. Learn from a top professional "BOUNCER" the secrets of brutal street fights.You don't have to back out anymore. Read this book and defend yourself and family against any street abuses.

Ubuntu Linux Secrets (2009)

The Insider's Guide to:

* Handling Files and File Properties (see Chapter 5)
* Understanding the OpenOffice Suite (see Chapter 7)
* Watching Web Clips and Editing Videos (see Chapter 12)
* Connecting to the Network (see Chapter 14)
* Working with Ubuntu Web Servers (see Chapter 21)
* Programming in Python (see Chapter 26)
* Working with Ruby Code (see Chapter 29)
Filesize : 29.92 MB


Digital Art Photography For Dummies

Digital Art Photography For Dummie | Pages: 386 | Format: .pdf | Author: Matthew Bamberg | Size:27Mb

You’ll not only discover great new ideas, you’ll see the effects in full color. This book will help you

* Get fabulous, well-exposed photos, no matter what your shooting conditions may be
* Tweak, edit, and enhance your images to create something a lot better than what you started with, or maybe something entirely new
* Produce gallery-worthy art prints that people are willing to pay for
* Find out if it’s time to upgrade your computer to handle graphics work

Sound like fun? This plain-English guide makes it easy, too! You’ll find out just what makes a picture artistic, how to plan and set up a good photo shoot, what kinds of tools are available in Photoshop to help you enhance or even completely revamp an image, and how to be sure that what comes out of your printer meets all your expectations. Best of all, this book is jam-packed with full-color images that show you just what you can produce. You’ll find out how to

* Select the right digital equipment
* Shoot in color, black-and-white, and at night
* Choose subject matter that fits your style
* Understand and use your camera’s settings to get the best shots
* Photograph landscapes, people, action, and just about anything else
* Create special effects in Photoshop
* Improve the quality of your photos or turn them into true works of art
* Mat and frame your work for maximum effect


Jul 12, 2009

How Digital Photography Works

How Digital Photography Works | Pages: 241 | pdf | Author: Ron White | Size: 20Mb

Remember when digital cameras first came on the market a few years ago? Like most people, you probably waited to buy one, waiting to see if it was just a fad or if it was going to become a way of life, much like PCs did in the 1980s. Well, years have gone by and digital cameras are only getting better with time. Yet it seems like more people have digital cameras than know how to use them. How Digital Photography Works is a digital camera and photography book that actually tells you how it all works. Full-color, large illustrations take the guesswork out of understanding all of the cool things your digital camera and software can do, from capturing images to fixing mistakes. You will learn:

* How a lens works
* How exposure works
* How digital cameras transform light to become data
* How digital cameras manipulate photos
* How digital tools correct picture-taking mistakes
* How digital print-making works

How Digital Photography Works is the only book that gives you a behind the scenes look at digital photography, ultimately making you a better digital photographer.


Jul 8, 2009

Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers

With the introduction of affordable and easy-to use digital cameras, people are taking photographs like never before. While the digital medium greatly simplifies the photographic process, it also offers photographers unprecedented opportunities to manipulate their images on their personal computers.
Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers tells you everything you need to know to use Adobe Photoshop CS2 to adjust, correct, retouch, and manipulate your photographs-without making you first learn everything there is to know about the application. These straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes give you specific directions so you can quickly and easily:
Fix exposure, focus, and color problems
Add special effects like motion blurs, lens effects, and surface textures
Improve portraits by removing red eye, wrinkles, and blemishes
Add and remove objects from photos seamlessly
Use lighting effects to create more dramatic images
Restore faded and damaged photos
Give new shots a vintage, old-fashioned look
Create posterized and hand-tinted images
Assemble and fine-tune composite photos
Correct perspectives
The book tackles each real-life project in full color, with a hands-on approach. The fully illustrated recipes produce reliable and immediate results, and include "at a glance" panels and tip boxes that cover key techniques in detail.
Barry Huggins, the author of Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers, has created the only recipe-format manual on photographic retouching targeted specifically to digital photographers. Founder of a highly successful multimedia training and consulting company, Huggins is uniquely qualified to deliver step-by-step instruction in digital retouching methodology, with easy-to-follow recipes that address specific problems and teach "best practices" techniques. This is his fifth book on digital imaging and graphics software.


Jul 7, 2009

Flex 3 Cookbook: Code-Recipes, Tips, and Tricks

This highly practical book contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. You'll find everything from Flex basics and working with menus and controls, to methods for compiling, deploying, and configuring Flex applications. Each recipe features a discussion of how and why it works, and many of them offer sample code that you can put to use immediately.
The best way to show off a powerful new technology is to demonstrate real-world results with it, and that's exactly what Adobe and O'Reilly have done with Flex 3.
Through it's Flex Cookbook website, Adobe invited users of the Flex 3 beta to post their own solutions for working with this technology, using O'Reilly's popular problem-solution-discussion format. Website monitors (and authors) Joshua Noble and Todd Anderson chose the most useful solutions for Flex 3 Cookbook.
This highly practical book contains more than 200 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites, including several contributed by Noble, Anderson, and other Flex experts. You'll find everything from Flex basics and working with menus and controls, to methods for compiling, deploying, and configuring Flex applications.
Each recipe features a discussion of how and why it works, and many of them offer sample code that you can put to use immediately. Topics include:
* Menus and controls
* Containers and dialogues
* Working with Text
* List, tiles, trees, and repeaters
* DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid
* Renderers
* Images, videos, and sounds
* CSS and skinning
* Building components
* States and effects
* Collections, arrays, and DataProviders
* DataBinding
* Validation/formatters
* Charting and data visualization
* State management, SharedObjects and LocalConnection
* Working with services and ServerSide communication
* Working with XML
* Communicating with the browser
* Application development strategies
* Runtime and dynamic shared libraries and modules
* Working with Adobe AIR
Whether you're a committed Flex developer, or still evaluating the technology, you'll discover how to get quick results with Flex 3 using these these recipes. Now that Flex is an open source framework, the user community will continue to supply solutions to extend and improve the technology. This Cookbook offers you the cream of the crop.
About the Author
Joshua Noble is a development consultant with three years of experience in building enterprise level applications using Flex integrated with Java, Ruby, ColdFusion, and Microsoft .NET. Todd Anderson is a Senior Software Developer in the Multimedia Platforms Group at Schematic Boston, and is co-author of *Adobe AIR Instant Results: Create - Modify - Reuse*, a Wrox/Wiley title

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Jul 6, 2009

Easier Than You Think ..Because Life Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

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JRichard Carlson “Easier Than You Think ...because life doesn't have to be so hard
HarperOne | ISBN: 0060758880 | PDF | 208 pages |5.6 Mb
All of us are looking for ways to take control of our lives, whether in our relationships, our families, our work, our health, or our future plans. Daily challenges have a way of overwhelming us, making life harder than it needs to be. The good news is that the answers are out there. And they are Easier Than You Think.
In the phenomenal bestseller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson taught millions of readers how to stop the little things in life from driving them crazy. Now, in Easier Than You Think, Carlson demonstrates how making simple yet effective changes can get our life back on course. With his unique blend of storytelling and advice, Carlson offers proven ways that even the smallest amounts of change can add up to become a fortune of difference in our lives.


Jul 5, 2009

Linux Kernels Internals (2nd Edition)

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Linux Kernels Internals (2nd Edition)
Addison Wesley | ISBN: 0201331438 | 1997 | PDF | 496 pages | 5.81 MB

"If you intend to write kernel code or a kernel module, or just want to know how the kernel of a Linux system works, this book is an excellent source of information... I highly recommend this book for anyone who is serious about writing code or who wants to know what is in the Linux kernel."
-- Phil Hughes, Linux Journal
Since the introduction of Linux version 1.2 in March 1995, the reliability and flexibility of this free operating system has attracted a vast community of programmers from all over the world. Now at version 2.4, Linux is being successfully employed in commercial software development by internet providers and in research and teaching
About the Author
Michael Beck is the director of software development for the DResearch Digital Media Systems GmbH. Harold Boehme teaches computer science at Humboldt University. Ulrich Kunitz is a software project manager for Internet Banking Solutions. Claus Schroeter works in the Chemie.De information service.

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Jul 2, 2009

7000 Baby Names and Their Meanings

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7000 Baby Names and Their Meanings | Pages 146 | PDF | Size 5.59 MB
This is a must have for every mum or dad to be. Names , meanings and origins 7000 names in alphabetical order Also, as an added bonus:

Helping prepare your child for school which includes a vast range of activities from Birth to age 5.

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